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INSIDE: Hot must-haves, from sundresses and sandals to shades and swimsuits sizzlessummer ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C28-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. II, No. 39 FREE WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 1, 2010 Red, white and boomCelebrate independence with parades, fireworks. C1 Is that all there is?A walk in the swamp prompts Undercover Historian Lois Bolin to change her tune regarding ghost orchids. A10 Summer styleCheck out whats hot.Special Section Still watersBoat sellers work hard to move product. B1 For Del Ackerman and his wife Nancy, its about more than minding the storeel Ackerman never thought the place would close, not for a minute or even a second, and for more than 40 years it didnt. I mean, why would Del entertain such a thought? That was part of the mystique of Dels 24-Hour Food Store (A Lot More Than 24!), an East Naples landmark since 1964. Dels kept its doors open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dels stayed open. Period. End of story. That was how the boss wanted it. You cant count on much in this world, but you could always count on this: Dels stayed open. BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ DSEE 24-HOUR, A8 Legend24 / 7VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly swept the annual Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Contest award ceremony last week with 18 individual awards culminating in being named the best weekly newspaper in Florida. Weekly newspapers from across the state are judged annually in about 40 categories such as writing, page design and overall excellence. This year, Florida Weekly won 11 first place awards, more than its nearest competitor, the Miami New Times, a Village Voice Media company, with eight. Florida Weekly competes in the largenewspaper category for weeklies with circulation over 15,000. Were very honored to be named the best in Florida by our peers, said Jeffrey Cull, Florida Weekly co-founder and executive editor. This is a tribute to our writers, managing editors and page designers who all have the goal of connecting with our more than 120,000 readers each week.Florida Weekly named best in stateFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORTSEE AWARDS, A17 Newspaper wins 19 Florida Press Association awards European tourismIts up, its down, but its all good in Lee and Collier counties. B1 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 BUSINESS B1 ON THE MOVE B4 NETWORKING B10 & 11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6&7 NANCY STETSON C8 SOCIETY C27 & 29CUISINE C31 REAL ESTATE D1 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE:JUNE24POSTAL CUSTOMER Vol. III, No. 14 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 24-30, 2009 Summer readingIts time to pick up all those books youve been meaning to read. C1 Success story Peregrine falcons have made a dramatic comeback. A32 Taste of the Beach And other society events in Lee County. C27 & 29 E u r o p e a n t o u r i s m Southwest Florida brainpower pairs with leading thinkersSouthwest Florida is known for many things, but rigorous intellectual debate involving the great issues of the day is not among them. Abundant sunshine, sandy beaches, first-class golf courses and a relaxed, subtropical lifestyle are the underpinnings of the regions renown. In other words, if youve got the bucks, Southwest Florida is the place to tune-out and tee-up. Randy Antik, who retired to Naples from Dallas in 2006, sees a different landscape, however, one that is not based on the pursuit of idle pleasure. After all, hes fond of saying, you can only drink so much wine and play so much golf. Many Southwest Floridians seem intent on proving Mr. Antiks thesis to be resoundingly wrong, but that observation misses the larger point he is trying to make. A tanned energetic man of 66, Mr. Antik looks to be no stranger to the links himself. But hes also someone who fairly bristles with ideas and observations and is on a mission to add a more serious component to Southwest Floridas laid-back portfolio. He envisions a day when this vacation and retirement paradise will also be known as a place where serious issues and ideas (the environment, education, energy, health care and the like) are discussed and debated by the worlds greatest thinkers before an audience comprised principally but not exclusively of retired CEOs who live in the area and are willing to use their expertise and intellect to find solutions to these considerable problems.SEE THINKERS, A8 BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ HERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS TO LIVE IN LEE County: white sugar sand beaches, worldclass boating and fishing, year-round sunshine and spectacular sunsets. But there are also a lot of little things that make this paradise. Weve hunted down all those pearls and packaged them together in a neat special section: Florida Weeklys Best. Inside, youll find out why its so special living in Southwest Florida.T >> SPECIAL SECTION E PULLOUT INSIDEinside: >>local color >>down time >>goods & services >>fresh air Antik

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Introducing the Prostate Cancer InstituteThe Prostate Cancer Institute oers world class urologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists working in a collaboration across all treatment options to identify what works best for each patient and to guide you in choosing the best treatment plan. Our team approach means that you receive the treatment most appropriate for you, delivered with the most advanced technology and using the most targeted approach to minimize side eects. Call us today and let us help you navigate y our prostate c ancer treatment. Omar Benitez, MD Barry Blitz, MD James Borden, MD Paul Bretton MD Alan Brown, MD Ronald Castellanos, MD Chaundre K. Cross, MD Meir Daller, MD Daniel E. Dosoretz, MD William Evans, MD Veronique Fernandez-Salvador, MD May L. Foo, MD Amy M. Fox, MD Michael C. Hanus, MD Steven Harrison, MD Michael J. Katin, MD Constantine A. Mantz, MD Pedro Marcucci, MD Keith Miller, MD Mark Mintz, MD Bruce M. Nakfoor, MD David K. Ornstein, MD Steven H. Paletsky, MD Jasper Rizzo, DO James H. Rubenstein, MD Robert A. Scappa, DO Brian Schwartz, MD David Spellberg, MD Michael Strickland, DO Harold H. Tsai, MD Bert van Beever, MD Kendall Wise, MD Ira Zucker, MD1-800-NEW-HELP In the hilly topography of American life, history hardly lends itself to the chatter of jingoists the love-is-blind fatherland flag wavers and chest thumpers. Thats because our national story creates deceptively rough terrain. As a people, we arent clansmen or tribesmen. We dont come from the same blood or geography. We dont look alike. We dont all hold the same notion of god or gods. You cant take us to a prayer meeting or a party, either one, and expect all of us to know the manners or the music. Too commonly, we actively dislike each other. In 234 years, weve proven to be a nation neither wholly right nor wholly wrong. Weve done greater good than ill, occasionally in spectacular fashion. But sometimes the split is iffy. We were once the most racist large nation on earth. Now were the least racist large nation on earth which still isnt good enough. Now, our nation is the most varied in its people, the most ambitious in its hope for everyman and everywoman and by far the boldest, socially. We can fight, too, as our enemies periodically misunderstand. But no nation has ever designed more formidable weapons, and once in possession of them, no nation has ever practiced such restraint. Nor has any other ever produced more honest critics of itself, or more fearless introspection from its own people. At our worst, were greedy, callous and arrogant. But at our best, we display courage, grace, humility, humor, tolerance, endurance, generosity, empathy and the raw desire to make it over the next hill and see whats there. Thats what I hope you will recognize in these simple photos. Every countenance here is a map of our entire history in this case, the best of it. In each lined face the hills and valleys of an American lifetime reveal the topography of our peerless and sometimes difficult country. I know these individuals. I photographed them because I admire them. Since he is often with me, my youngest son, Nash, appears in a couple of pictures, too. With any luck, hell be the one looking into a lens 80 years from now, joined by an invisible wire the enduring notion of independence wrapped in the long muscle of memory to the men and women you see on this page. In one photo, the little boy had slammed his thumb in a car door only seconds before, flattening it, as we went to buy tomatoes. But Nash was determined to suffer as stoically as Mr. Lee has, both in peace and war, across 90 years or so. He refused to shed tears. Simply by his presence, Mr. Lee offered my son an unspoken gift, but also an imperative: Stand up and take it, whatever it is and whoever you are. Each of these people offers that gift to all of us. Theyve starved, fought, suffered wounds in battle, tolerated dire mistreatment from fellow citizens, endured privation, raised children, lost children to war, cared for neighbors unasked, raised cows, raised crops and insisted on good cheer. There is little complaint or bitterness in any of them. None would fail to give you food if you were hungry, or defense if you were besieged, or solace if you were sad. You will know others like them, breathing or not but each still a living part of us. So help me offer them each a grand thanks, and a glorious Independence Day to all. COMMENTARY Topo map, Independence Day 2010 rogerWILLIAMS Burdie Baker, do-gooder Lloyd Marsh, farmer, gardenerIrby Lee, cattleman, crackerEllen Nash Williams, Coloradoan, visitorRuth and Dan Danforth, nursery ownersChester Scheneman, citrus grower

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 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.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount 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 I have a dream. Ask anyone where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first proclaimed those words, and the response will most likely be at the March on Washington in August 1963. In fact, he delivered them two months earlier, on June 23, in Detroit, leading a march down Woodward Avenue. Dr. King said: I have a dream that one day, right down in Georgia and Mississippi and Alabama, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to live together as brothers. ... I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children ... will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I have a dream this afternoon that one day right here in Detroit, Negroes will be able to buy a house or rent a house anywhere that their money will carry them and they will be able to get a job. Forty-seven years later, thousands of people, of every hue, religion, class and age, might not have used those words exactly, but they marched down that same avenue here in Detroit in the same spirit, opening the U.S. Social Forum. More than 10,000 citizens, activists and organizers have come from around the world for four days of workshops, meetings and marches to strengthen social movements and advance a progressive agenda. Far larger than any tea party convention, it has gotten very little mainstream-media coverage. Not a tightly scripted, staged political convention, nor a multiday music festival, the U.S. Social Forum defines itself as an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences. It is appropriate that the U.S. Social Forum should be held here, in this city that has endured the collapse of the auto industry and the worst of the foreclosure crisis. In Detroit, one is surrounded, simultaneously, by stark failures of capitalism and by a populace building an alternative, just and greener future.Environmental writer Rebecca Solnit says of the decay of Detroit, the continent has not seen a transformation like Detroits since the last days of the Maya. The core of modern Detroit, the automobile industry, helped facilitate the creation of suburbs that ultimately spelled doom for vibrant inner cities. Detroit, which had 2 million residents in the mid-1950s, now has dwindled to around 800,000. Poverty, joblessness, depopulation and decay have created an almost postapocalyptic scene here.Carried within this dystopic, urban disaster, though, are the seeds of Detroits potential rebirth. Legendary Detroit organizer/philosopher Grace Lee Boggs helped organize the 1963 King march in Detroit. She turns 95 this week, and will be celebrated here at the U.S. Social Forum. We visited her at her home, which might well become a Detroit historic site because of the many organizations that were born there. She has lived in that same house for more than half a century, much of that time with her husband, the late political activist and autoworker Jimmy Boggs. Smiling, she says, Its really wonderful that the Social Forum decided to come to Detroit, because Detroit, which was once the symbol of miracles of industrialization and then became the symbol of the devastation of deindustrialization, is now the symbol of a new kind of society, of people who grow their own food, of people who try and help each other, to how we begin to think, not so much of getting jobs and advancing our own fortunes, but how we depend on each other. I mean, its another world that were creating here in Detroit. She reflects on the two delegations of young people attending the USSF with whom she has already met: I hope they understand from Detroit that all of us, each of us, can become a cultural creative. ... We are creating a new culture. And were not doing it because we are such wonderful people. Were doing it because we had to, not only to survive materially, but to survive as human beings. From urban gardens to collective businesses to electric cars, Detroit is beginning to chart an alternative path. As the great Indian writer Arundhati Roy has said, Another world is not only possible, shes on the way, and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully, you can hear her breathe. 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.Another world is possible; another Detroit is happeningThe BP spill wont destroy Barack Obamas presidency. It wont even significantly dent his standing in polls, if current trends hold. But it should mark the end of a period of unbridled liberal presumption that began with his rise in 2007. In his new book, The Icarus Syndrome, author Peter Beinart writes of hubris bubbles that infect American foreign policy after successes. In the domestic arena, liberalism has been riding its most expansive hubris bubble since Lyndon Johnson modestly declared on the cusp of the Great Society, These are the most hopeful times since Christ was born. Those millennial expectations returned with the honeyed words of President Obama. He promised to heal the planet and turn back the tide of rising oceans, and liberals believed him. So when a mere 35,000-60,000 barrels of oil a day gushing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico produced a crisis beyond his control, they lashed out in frustration. President Obama had to get angry! He had to declare war and without U.N. authorization on the spill! He had to use the crisis to push through cap-and-trade! And when President Obama followed all the stage directions set out for him by his formerly worshipful journalistic boosters, they still felt empty and unsatisfied because, well, there are really no presidential words or emotions that can make up for miles of soiled coastline. President Obamas much-touted Oval Office address on the Gulf got instantly panned by MSNBCs analysts in a shocker equivalent to Pravdas best pundits dismissing a Brezhnev fiveyear plan. They complained that the speech was trite and vague, as if that made it any different from most of President Obamas gaseous oeuvre. His call to arms on behalf of a new green economy was particularly tinny for two reasons. One, Democrats have tapped out the publics appetite for expensive, impossibly complex new government programs. They forced their will on health-care reform, but it remains unpopular. No one believes President Obama has the votes for a far-reaching plan to remake the energy economy, so he stuck to the same bromides repeated by every president since Jimmy Carter.Two, the Gulf Coast is not a reassuring backdrop for a stirring summons to more government action. President Obama cited the production of planes and tanks during World War II and the Apollo mission to the moon as evidence of governments awesome proficiency. But those were relatively straightforward feats in manufacturing and rocketry from 70 and 40 years ago, respectively. The largest spill in U.S. history was going to be a chaotic mess regardless of who was president, because it was unprecedented, vast and complex. The liberal chest-pumping about declaring war, or even a holy crusade, on the spill speaks to an impatience with the inevitable delays and inefficiencies of a government operating in league with a hated company in confusing circumstances.Welcome to soggy reality. The great liberal disenchantment is the realization that its beyond President Obamas powers to turn back an oil spill, let along the tides. Hes just a president, and not even a particularly good one. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The Great DisenchantmentBY RICH LOWRYGUEST OPINION amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly


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Southwest Florida is a great place to put your toes in the sand. Just ask watercolor artist Patty Kane. When she moved to Southwest Florida in 2005, she spent her days painting on Fort Myers Beach, a long way from her native Philadelphia. Ms. Kane grew up one of eight children born to hard-working, pragmatic parents who encouraged prudent career choices, such as nursing or education. Certainly not art. Consequently, Ms. Kane squelched her desire to paint and draw until 15 years ago. She met her husband Tom while they were both in college and working at Sears, and theyve been together ever since. Married 33 years, they came to Florida in 1985 for Toms job as an executive in the automotive industry. For the next 20 years, they lived in Orlando. It was there that Ms. Kane decided to enroll in her first art class. With their three children in school, she contemplated whether to return to school herself. While considering her options, she discovered the Crealde School of Art in nearby Winter Park. One step at a time, she told herself. One class turned into many, and at the Crealde School she learned a multitude of skills from a variety of professional artists. She mastered not only the creative aspect of her craft, but also the business side of the art world: matting, framing, showing her art, entering contests, teaching and painting in public places practical skills inherent to making a viable living as an artist. Some of her instructors urged Ms. Kane to enter her work in contests before she felt it was competition-ready. In hindsight, she says, it forced her to follow through on a particular piece from the initial idea to the finished, framed work. (Ms. Kane now does the same thing with the students she teaches.) In 2005, one of her paintings took the cover of Orlando Magazines Paint the Town, issue. Thats when things really began to roll for Ms. Kane and her art. Thats also the time Tom was offered a position in Southwest Florida. Knowing they eventually wanted to retire to the area, the job offer seemed like a good opportunity to kick start their plans to move south, so the couple left Orlando and moved to Fort Myers Beach. We were living the dream, Ms. Kane says. But as is often the case, dreams change once they become reality. As much as they treasured living on the beach, they found themselves making the trek to the mainland every day, which prompted their eventual move to North Naples. Since then, Ms. Kanes art has risen to a new level. She paints, she teaches and she loves it all. Not long after the move, Tom decided to retire to follow his own dream: coaching basketball. He now coaches the girls basketball team at Estero High School and couldnt be happier. Perhaps the biggest catalyst in the Kanes personal and professional transition can be attributed to the cancer diagnosis doctors delivered to their 23-yearold son, Justin, in 2004. He defeated the disease and is doing well, but the health scare came the same year three hurricanes ravaged Florida in rapid succession. It flipped our world upside down. It brought us all closer, Ms. Kane says about her sons former illness. Our priorities completely changed. We will never look at things the same. For example, their family doesnt exchange gifts anymore. Their gift is time spent together. Then when she began teaching art (which she does regularly at various locations throughout the year), Ms. Kane understood for the first time what it meant to have passion. She works with the novice holding a brush for the first time to the accomplished artist seeking to improve a particular technique. She has grown particularly fond of Naples seasonal flux, teaching eight classes a week during peak season, fewer at other times of the year. One of the primary benefits of the off-season? Time afforded for her own painting. She makes the most of each day, from walking at sunrise, her favorite part of the day, to biking nine miles from her home to The Rosen Gallery, where she turns on her tunes and immerses herself in her art. Although art and teaching have brought her many accolades and much joy, Ms. Kane says two achievements stand out among the rest: She received the Florida Watercolor Societys Mary Woodburn Davis Memorial Award in 2008 for Red Toes, a painting inspired by her plein-air activities on Fort Myers Beach. And she was named Art Educator of the Year for 2010 by the Art League of Bonita Springs. Who knew putting your toes in the sand could be so rewarding? NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 15 MINUTES BY SUSAN POWELL BROWN ______________________Special to Florida WeeklyThe pursuit of a dream begins by putting toes in the sand ED BROWN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Patty Kane


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Hurricane? No problem. Del and Nancy, his wife of more than 50 years, would crank up a generator and hunker down. If you needed bread or milk or batteries or anything else, you could brave the storm and troop on down, because Dels stayed open. Run out of cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving? You knew where to go. You went to Dels, because Dels stayed open. Robbery? Had one of those, too. A clerk was pistol-whipped, but the store kept chugging right along while cops swarmed the place, because... Dels stayed open Family emergencies, illnesses, unexpected crises and just general boneweary tiredness? Yep, Del and Nancy and their employees have gone through more than their share, but somebody always was behind the counter, because... Dels stayed open. Then, in May 2007, the worst thing imaginable took place. The fear that had dogged Del and Nancy for more than four decades came to pass. Their 46-year-old daughter, Tanya, who was born with hydrocephaly, died. Despite her painful and persistent afflictions, Tanya had worked at the store in various capacities since she was 10. Thats the way Dels always has been a family enterprise. And then, finally, for four hours, after nearly 44 years of constant operation, Dels 24-Hour shut down, because... Dels didnt stay open on the day they buried Tanya. By closing, we honored Tanya, Del says, recalling that mournful occasion. You could not believe the memorials we found around the store when we returned. People had left wreaths, candles, candies everything you could imagine. It was all around the store. People loved (Tanya) that much. There was a logistical problem in closing a store that no one had ever contemplated closing. There were no keys to the doors which was just as well, since there were no locks, either. At first, we didnt know what to do, Del says. But eventually, they sent some Collier County sheriffs deputies to stand guard from nine in the morning until one in the afternoon so we could attend the funeral. Since the day of Tanyas funeral, it has been business as usual at Dels, with 24/7 operations continuing uninterrupted. To put Dels streak of continuous operation in perspective, consider that by staying open fulltime from 1964 until 2007, the store earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records. And while this streak might be the most eye-catching factoid about this throw-back provisioner at 2802 Thomasson Drive, the real story goes deeper than that. Del and Nancy Ackerman have fashioned a good life for themselves. Both 73, they live in a tasteful home, set back like a farm-style compound off County Barn Road. The American flag flies and patriotic symbolism abounds. Del walks with a limp, the result of an automobile accident in the 1960s, but he moves quicker than most men without any impairment. Two strokes have slowed Nancy, but she is friendly, alert, actively engaged in the business and the possessor of a wry, cutting wit. Asked what its like to be married to a dynamo like Del, she shakes her head and says: Its been a circus. An absolute circus. I thought it would be a circus when I married him, and he hasnt disappointed me. Del (somehow calling him Mr. Ackerman, the normal style for this publication, seems way too formal, so were bending the rules a bit) is one of those guys from whom words and ideas flow unimpeded and uncensored. Hes an enthusiastic pitchman, with a tongue as silvered as his hair. One of his favored means of advertising is a 60-second spot that airs on a local radio station most afternoons. Its an adlibbed deal, and Del just wings it. One day, the radioman asked Del why people should frequent his store. Because we speak English! Del blurted. That wasnt the politically correct thing to say, of course, and some of Dels pals wanted to know why the hell he had said it in the first place. Didnt he know when to keep his yap shut? I told em that I dont know why I said it; it just came out, he explains. But, hell, its the truth. We do speak English in our store, and a lot of other stores dont. Or at least they speak the kind of English that you really cant understand. Del and Nancy came to Florida in 1964, after the dreadful automobile accident that was caused by a drunken driver. Del had been working in Toledo, Ohio, his hometown, promoting Florida citrus products in that neck of the woods. Nancys parents lived in Naples, which made Florida a draw. After the accident, everybody thought I was through, washed up, Del says. The doctors werent sure Id walk again. It looked like the end of Del, but it wasnt. Hell, I knew it wasnt. As Del tells it, Naples back then was a wide-open place where a man could pursue his dreams without running into snarls of governmental red tape and regulation. It was the sort of place tailored for someone like Del Ackerman. He eventually had three stores, but now hes down to just the flagship. He lost his store on Manatee Road to eminent domain 20 years ago. If you want to get an earful, just broach the subject of eminent domain in Dels presence. They stole that store, pure and simple, he says, among other things. You can call it what you want, but when you get right down to it, they stole it and thats that. Later, 50 feet of the Ackermans property off County Barn Road fell to eminent domain, and, well, lets just say Del was not a happy camper that time, either. His contrarian nature seems to get him sideways with those in authority from time to time, as when he painted one of his stores black, and the countys enforcement people went ballistic. There were fierce debates over what constituted an earth tone, and Del really let those government boys have it. Eventually, he switched to dark green paint and paid a fine of $572, but he went down swinging. The remaining 3,600-square-foot store near the Naples Botanical Garden rests on slightly less than 2 acres and, to be blunt, is worth a bundle, if Del were interested in selling which is an option he neither pursues nor dismisses out of hand. Lets be honest, everything in this world is for sale, really, he points out. If the price is right, anything can be bought. They came close to selling the place a few years back and even put it up for auction. Although they probably could netted a hefty price, the Ackermans eventually decided against selling, principally because they knew how much the store meant to their daughter. Not long after they shelved plans for the sale, Tanya died. Still, they feel they made the right decision by keeping it while she was alive. It would have made her so sad if we had sold the place, Del says. The question most asked about Dels 24-Hour Food Store is this: What has made it so successful? Its been estimated that annual sales approach $3 million. Why has it made Del a wealthy man (although he does have other business interests in real estate and the like), while other storeowners struggle to eke out a subsistence living, at best? Del is not the least bit shy about letting others in on the secret. Heres the deal: First, I carry what the people in the community want, not what I think they want or what I want to stock. Lets say theres a strong need for diapers. Im going to carry diapers, even if I have to sell them at cost. Youve got to provide what people want and need, not what you want to sell. Second, everyone who works for us is told to treat the customers with respect, to say hello and make them feel welcomed. What a lot of people dont understand is how I can do all this and not sell gasoline. I dont sell gas, never have, never will. But let me tell you something, Ive got something better than gas, something no one else has. I sell live bait shrimp. I sell thousands and thousands of bait shrimp, and I do it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Down here, my friend, fishing rules. I am the only place that sells bait shrimp 24 hours every day without a break. The only place. Real complicated, huh? These days, Del says, the store sells up to 20,000 shrimp weekly at a charge of $3.77 per dozen. If you dont believe him, just ask a customer. Johnny Mines has been buying his bait shrimp and beer at Dels for more than 10 years. I work late nights, Mr. Mines explains on a blistering afternoon outside the store, and when I get off, I drop by here, load up on shrimp, and Im ready to go when I wake up the next day. I can get my fishing in before work. Also, you can find anything you need in that damn place. Anything. I just had me a taco. And a damn fine one at that. The people are very nice, chimes in Saul Alvera, another longtime patron. I like that. I mean, I get tired of going places where people act like they dont care if you do business with them or not. At some places, they act like theyre doing you a favor by waiting on you. Screw that. People like to be respected at places they shop. The emphasis on people manifests itself in a number of ways. Del posted a $3,000 reward in the case of Adji Desir, the 6-year-old boy from Immokalee who went missing last year and remains so. Ive got a thing about kids, Del says. They just strike me. They always have. Maybe its because of the struggles Tanya went through, I dont know. But I just wanted to do something to help get that little boy back, if I could. Even when they were younger and their health was better, Del (who also had a stroke three years back but shows no ill effects) and Nancy did not keep the operation running on their own. Del readily concedes hes been lucky to have good help through the years. And hes always been inclined to give people a break when it comes to hiring. Often times, hes taken on geezers ranging in age from 60 to 85 (yes, 85) to work odd hours. These guys would come to me and tell me they needed something to do, and they needed some money and they had flexible hours, he says. Theyd say nobody would hire them because of their age. Id hire em. I know how it feels to have people think youre washed-up when you arent. Ive been there, and its not fun. But still, he and Nancy and Tanya bore the brunt for a long time. Del, for example, spent years working 17-hour days and driving weekly to Miami to buy produce and other items for the store. Now, with the years advancing and Tanya gone, Del can see a day when the store is not part of the life he and Nancy share. Maybe no time soon, but someday, for sure, Dels will no longer be Dels. I will promise you one thing, he says. I will not sell that place to just anybody. I dont care how much money is offered. (The next owner) is going to be someone who cares about this area and its community. It will be someone who has the interests of the people at heart. The Ackermans have no interest in coasting through a listless retirement, though, whenever that time arrives. The next act in their lives, he believes, will be advocating for children with hydrocephaly and pursing other charitable causes. Hes commissioned a book on his daughters life, and he hopes it will be completed and published around the end of the year. I dont care if it sells a lot of copies or not, he says. Thats not the point. The point is to honor Tanya by telling her story and to help other people. I see these folks who retire and then do nothing but sit around waiting for the end. Thats not for us. The stores been good. Very good. We love it, and we love what it has meant to our family. But theres probably something else waiting out there for us to do. A quick reminder to the next of owner of Dels 24-Hour Food Store (A Lot More Than 24!), whoever that might be: Dont forget the locks and the keys. 24-HOURFrom page 1 >> Dels 24-Hour Food Store A Lot More Than 24! >> Where: 2802 Thomasson Drive >> When: 24/7, since 1964 >> What: Groceries, bait shrimp, beer/wine, newspapers, propane, tacos and sandwiches (eat-in or take-out), 24-hour notary >> What not: No gas >> Info: 774-3853 or www.dels24hourstore. com in the know VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Ackermans in front of their store

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Is that it? I wondered out loud to my Fakahatchee Strand swamp mates who in turn noted, in a collective gleeful chorus, Yes! So this is what all the fuss is about, I said to myself as my minds song for the morning shifted from the snappy beat of Ghostbusters and I aint afraid of no ghost to Peggy Lees mournful existentialist song from 1969, Is That All There Is? This was my first swamp walk, and I was trying my best to blend in with my companions, environmental fine art photographer Brian Call, Broward County educator Dawn Burke and Don Finefrock, executive director of the South Florida Parks Foundation. Yet Ms. Lees lyrics lingered like the haze over the bogs and I began to wonder if I Googled the song, would a picture of a ghost orchid show up? So I tried it, out there in the swamp, on my iPhone. Google didnt give me a photo of a ghost orchid, but it did let me know that the lyrics for Is That All There Is? were inspired by a story Thomas Mann wrote in 1896. He titled it Disillusionment. Both the story and the song refer to the feelings of disillusionment when something thats supposed to be spectacular just doesnt live up to the expectations, and the solution is to take out the booze and have a ball (a bit of an overreaction in the case of the ghost orchid at hand, I noted). Expectations are fueled by passion. In The Orchid Thief, writer Susan Orlean told the true story of John Laroche, a man who was so fueled by his passion for the beautiful plants and for the elusive ghost orchid in particular that he became an orchidelirium, a term coined in Victorian times for seemingly normal people who, once smitten with orchids, became less like normal people and more like, well, my swamp mates. Right in our own backyardMs. Orlean came to know Mr. Laroche whom the Seminoles in the swamp referred to as Crazy White Man and The Troublemaker in July 1994 at the Collier County Courthouse, after his arrest for illegally taking endangered wild orchids from the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (a charge of which he was never found guilty). Ms. Orleans interview with one of only six people in the entire country (at that time) who knew how to propagate the ghost orchid in a plant laboratory led to details of his plan to take and sell some of the wild orchids, cultivate the rest and in a few years have thousands to sell. Ultimately, as Mr. Laroche saw it, he would saturate the black market and loosen its grip on these rare and delicate commodities. He said, I researched the law and realized that it was really vague about the Indians taking things out of state preserves. This law ought to be changed, but in the meantime, someones going to get the benefit of the law being the way it is now, and I figure it might as well be me. Mr. Laroche paid a fine, and his two Seminole accomplices (who were actually his employers) pleaded no contest and were released as the government wanted to end the trail sooner rather than later, as issues involving the Seminole Indians and the Everglades tended to be quite sensitive. The worst penalty Mr. Laroche had to pay, however, was the probation that prohibited him from visiting his beloved Fakahatchee Strand for six months.Ms. Orlean said that Mr. Laroche had both won and lost: He had found a loophole in the law, but lost the case; found the orchids, but lost the right to keep them; and found himself famous but slightly disgraced.The Amazon of North AmericaThe Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, called the Amazon of North America, is approximately 20 miles long by five miles wide and is the orchid and bromeliad capital of the continent, with 44 native orchids and 14 native bromeliad species. The ghost orchid, rarest flower in the world, is scattered across the Fakahatchees 85,000 acres, and your odds of actually seeing one are nil to none unless youre slogging through the swamp with someone who knows where the orchids are and when they bloom. When a clap of thunder hastened the end of our ghost orchid hunting expedition, I was somewhat relieved, as my initial disappointment regarding the mysterious plant had transformed into wonder, complete with giggles of swamp glee every time we spotted that brownish, dental floss-like root on the bark of a tree that signals a baby ghost orchid is on its way. While I aint afraid of no apparition or of any clap of thunder, for that matter I was getting concerned about turning into an orchidelirium. Swamp walk is first step toward orchideliriumBY LOIS BOLIN_________________Special To Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN 239-210-7274 ADVANCESOLAR.COM lic #CVC056664Let us help you get started: All when you buy a new Solar Domestic Heating SystemLearn more at Want to take control of wasteful spending? One of the best ways to start is with a solar water heating system. The average family will save around a thousand dollars a year! 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PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Classes offered for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss is collaborating with the Division of Blind Services to offer classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 8 to Aug. 30. Participants will gain skills that will help them navigate in the community, live independently at home and use assistive technology. Instruction will include tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, daily living tasks, using large-print displays and Braille, and accessing e-mail and the Internet with talking PCs. Lighthouse of Collier is the only Center for Blindness and Vision Loss in Collier County. Its mission is to promote the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To make a donation or learn more about Lighthouse of Collier, visit or call 430-EYE4 (3934). The center has recently moved to new, larger, donated headquarters at 424 Bayfront Place. 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 brings info, testing to Marco Island Iberia Bank/Marco and Physicians Regional Healthcare System will bring medical tests and information to Marco Island for the next In the Round program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the bank at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. For reservations, call 403-5169. Among those on hand: 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; 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. There will be a brief presentation about preventive medicine by Mike Hyde, vice president for advancement with Jackson Laboratory, followed by a Q&A session about medical issues. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING Our NCH Wellness Centers have done it again, earning Champion awards from the Naples Daily News as Best Fitness Centers and also being included in Gulfshore Lifes Best of the Gulfshore list. Our philosophy about the importance of staying in shape extends beyond our Wellness Centers, however. Its imperative for each of us as individuals and for all of us as an organization. We learned that again last week when NCH received a visit from two Joint Commission surveyors for four days of Periodic Performance Review. Joint Commission surveyors were very complimentary of our staffs engagement and participation, said Rodney Judd, our survey liaison. Our staffs friendliness, competence, pride in providing quality patient care, and customer service skills were evident throughout this past week. For example, case manager Valerie Bress who had no idea who the surveyors were voluntarily walked them under an umbrella to their car in the middle of an afternoon rainstorm. Thats just one example of how excellent customer service has become embedded within our organization. Some of the NCH best practices areas/departments singled out by the surveyors were: Medical Staff Services, for the E-Priv system, in which staff can easily look up and identify a practitioners privileges. Congratulations to Susan Sherwood and her team. Operating Rooms, for the process of tissue storage and sending tissues to the lab, and for the quality and adherence to standards in the operating rooms. Kudos to Bill Diamond and his great OR team. NCH Downtown ED, about which surveyors concluded, Your staff has got it in assessing the understanding and correct use of behavioral vs. medical restraints. Congratulations to Todd Haner, Maureen Powers and their entire staff. Radiology. Interventional Radiology was cited as a very tight ship, run by an outstanding captain, Karen Lyster. Surveyors were also impressed with the practice of radiologists and nursing staff in providing collaborative consultative visits with patients. Congratulations to Jim Bates and his team. Environmental Services. Judy Walker and Jisele Bayard Valcin from 5N and Labor and Delivery flawlessly answered questions about safety and daily processes to maintain a safe environment. Physical Therapy. Surveyors singled out physical therapist Sean Wells and commended his knowledge and enthusiasm about fall-prevention protocols. 4E Med/Surg. While touring with the surveyor, Nurse Manager Erica Szczepkowski stopped and responded to a patient who was moaning in discomfort. The surveyor was impressed with the compassion and skills she demonstrated. Volunteer services. The surveyor was impressed with the knowledge of ED volunteer Elizabeth Wardein. She had all of the right answers; it was obvious how well she was trained, said the surveyor. Joint Commission surveyors also scored 13 standards as being partially or non-compliant. On these areas, we will develop and submit improvement plans to the Joint Commission as part of the health-care systems endeavor of being continuously compliant with all of the standards. But all in all, this survey, just like our top ratings for the Wellness Centers, was most promising as we continue our journey. I just sent an e-mail to our entire staff thanking them profusely for all their hard work, said Beth Jameson, director of wellness. In a time when our competition is heavily knocking on our doors, its nice to know that we continue to win awards. We must be doing something right. I couldnt agree more. Thanks again to all. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Wellness Centers arent the only places in great shapeSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS The household clutter hazardJune is National Home Safety Month, and local senior care experts are encouraging families to take the opportunity to help aging loved ones clear potentially dangerous clutter from their homes. A lifetime accumulation of possessions combined with an influx of daily junk mail, bills, newspapers and magazines can quickly overwhelm seniors who are struggling physically, mentally or emotionally, says Sue Bidwell, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise office serving Collier and Lee counties. Experts say even seniors who simply dont know how to part with their possessions are vulnerable. The risks are many, from slipping on loose papers to the threat of fire to the health effects of mold and mildew. Clutter can also interfere with family relationships and leave adult children wondering if the only inheritance awaiting them is a big mess. National Home Safety Month presents a great opportunity for family caregivers to help seniors de-clutter for their own health and well-being, Ms. Bidwell says. The Home Instead Senior Care network alerts family caregivers to watch for the signs in a seniors home that indicate clutter creep could become a problem, including piles of mail and unpaid bills, difficulty walking safely through a home and frustration on the part of a senior trying to organize. Family caregivers can become just as overwhelmed as seniors, Ms. Bidwell says.If your senior wont let goGetting rid of stuff is actually a twostep process: sorting and deciding, on the one hand, and disposing on the other. Thats according to Dr. David Ekerdt, a University of Kansas professor who is coordinating a household moves project to determine the role that possessions play in older peoples housing decisions. Following are strategies if your loved one doesnt want to let go from Katherine Anderson, president of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, and Vickie Dellaquila, certified professional organizer and author of Dont Toss My Memories in the Trash. 1. Arrange and cheer small victories. Suppose you spend a short time helping your loved one clear off a table. Celebrate the accomplishment together. 2. Conduct an experiment. If your loved one has 150 empty margarine tub containers, suggest donating 15 of those to a school for a painting project. Allow some time to go by and ask how she felt giving those up. Chances are she wont feel as awful as suspected. 3. Gently approach the idea of health and safety. Remind your loved ones that too much clutter can keep them from being safe in their homes, which could jeopardize their ability to stay at home. They could trip over papers on the floor or lose bills and medications. 4. Draft an agreement. Agree to box up unused clothing or tools. Carefully list whats in the box and track that for six months. If your loved one does not use the items in that time, suggest they donate them to a charity. 5. Consider the control issue. Clutter is all about control, but so is being the one to decide where stuff goes. Remind your loved ones if they dont decide where something will go, someone else will. For more information, contact the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization at, or visit put at risk when things pile upSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NEWS A17 Besides the overall award as best newspaper, Florida Weekly won first-place awards for general excellence, community service, feature story, outdoor writing, criticism, education, health writing and city/county government writing. Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz won first place for front-page makeup while the Florida Weekly staff won for overall graphic design, We strive to give readers the best possible product through this shared vision it is great to be recognized by wining these awards, said Jim Dickerson, Florida Weekly co-founder and creative director. Our staff of designers and writers are at the top of their individual fields and it only validates their talents with these awards. Florida Weeklys writers were represented in various categories. Bill Cornwell won in the feature category for his story Evil, a haunting account of one of Southwest Floridas most disturbing criminals. Arts writer Nancy Stetson was named top critic for her introspective look at area theater productions. Writer Evan Williams won for community service, business and education writing, while Roger Williams took awards for best news story and outdoor writing. The Florida Weekly/NBC-2 Hurricane Guide won second place for special sections. The Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Awards are open to monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semiweekly and tri-weekly newspaper members. The work was published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009.Florida Weekly publishes weekly newspapers in Greater Fort Myers, Greater Naples and Punta Gorda/southern Char-Florida Weekly winners:Overall Winners Division A circulation over 15,000 Florida Weekly Division B circulation 7,000 15,000 Venice Gondolier Sun, Lang Capasso, Publisher Division C circulation under 7,000 The North Florida Herald, Ronald Dupont Jr., Publisher Category: General Excellence Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly Second, The East County Observer Third, Osceola News-Gazette Category: Overall Graphic Design Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly Second, Miami New Times, Pam Shavalier Third, The East County Observer, Jessica Eng Category: Front-Page Makeup Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Eric Raddatz Second, The East County Observer Third, Florida Courier Category: Community Service Division AB circulation 7,000 and over First, Florida Weekly, Evan Williams, Roger Williams Second, The Orlando Business Journal Third, The Islander Category: Humorous Column Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Miami New Times, Elyse Wanshel Second, Florida Weekly, Artis Henderson AWARDSFrom page 1Third, The Largo Leader, Tom Germond Category: News Story Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Courier, Charles Cherry II Second, Florida Weekly, Roger Williams Third, Osceola News-Gazette, Juliana Torres Category: In-Depth News Reporting (Non-Investigative) Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Miami New Times, Natalie ONeill Second, Florida Weekly, Bill Cornwell Third, The Sarasota Observer, Robin Roy Honorable Mention, The East County Observer, Pam McTeer Category: Feature Story Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Bill Cornwell Second, Florida Courier, Starla Vaughns Cherin Third, Clearwater Beacon, Alexandra Caldwell Category: Photo Series in One Issue Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Osceola News-Gazette, Andrew Sullivan Second, Florida Weekly, Brynn Bruijn Third, The East County Observer, Michael Eng Category: Outdoor Writing Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Roger Williams Second, Miami New Times, Tim Elfrink Third, Osceola News-Gazette, Juliana A. Torres Category: Environmental or Conservation Division AB circulation 7,000 and over First, Orlando Business Journal Second, The Islander, Lisa Neff Third, Florida Weekly, Evan Williams Category: Business Writing Division A circulation over 15,000 First, Miami New Times, Tim Elfrink Second, Florida Weekly, Evan Williams Third, The Suncoast News, Klint Lowry Category: Special Issue, Section or Supplements Division A circulation over 15,000 First, The Seminole Beach-Beacon Second, Florida Weekly Third, The Independent Florida Alligator Category: Community History Division AB circulation 7,000 and over First, Orlando Business Journal Second, Florida Weekly, Bill Cornwell Third, Miami New Times, Francisco Alvacado Honorable Mention, Anna Maria Island Sun, Cindy Lane Category: Criticism Open Circulation First, Florida Weekly, Nancy Stetson Second, The Islander, Lisa Neff Third, Largo Leader, Lee Clark Zumpe Category: Education Division Acirculation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Evan Williams Second, The Bay Beacon, Stacie Morgan Third, East Orlando Sun, Megan StokesCategory: Health Division Acirculation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Roger Williams Second, Miami New Times, Natalie ONeill Third, East Orlando Sun, Megan Stokes Honorable Mention, The Independent Florida Alligator, Chelsea Keenan Category: City and/or County Government Division Acirculation over 15,000 First, Florida Weekly, Evan Williams Second, Largo Leader, Suzette Porter Third, Miami New Times, Tim Elfrink lotte County. Other local winners included the Fort Myers Beach Observer and the Island Reporter on Sanibel, each with one award.

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This offer expires 7/9/2010$57SAVE $243 If you knew you could change the future would you? Work with your vet to stop canine allergy miseryConcurrently, you can limit the amount of dust and other irritants pets sweep up by keeping floors, furniture and other surfaces where dogs and dust connect clean, as well as by using air filtration systems. In addition, if you smoke, quit. Secondhand smoke bothers pets, too. And while you may have heard that frequent shampooing strips the skin of essential oils, veterinary dermatologists now recommend bathing pets at least every week (up to every day for extremely at-risk, allergic pets) during the spring and summer to help wash allergens off the coat and skin before they can trigger an allergic reaction. While regular flea-control, a clean house and frequent bathing may dramatically decrease your pets allergic response, more powerful treatments are often needed to help a pet ditch the itch. Fortunately, veterinarians have new treatment options that may make a world of difference. You probably know someone who takes shots to manage their own allergy symptoms. Known as immunotherapy, or hyposensitization, these small injections of allergens under the skin can also be effective for most dogs with atopic dermatitis, which is the medical term for what pet owners would call constantly itchy skin. Pet owners can administer the injections at home with guidance from their veterinarians, and many dogs respond well to this treatment.To fight the skin reactions to allergens that trigger scratching and chewing, Atopica is another option. This medication calms the cells that trigger an allergic response, rather than treating the symptoms after a reaction and without the side effects of steroid shots. Ask your veterinarian if this treatment is right for your pet. But its not just about airborne allergens or parasites: Pets suffer from food allergies as well. Allergy reactions to pet food are usually caused by proteins and can include beef, egg, milk or cheese products, soy, or even fish. If food allergies are suspected, your veterinarian will guide you through food-elimination trials to find the culprit, and then recommend a diet that wont trigger an allergic response. With modern veterinary options and a world of new products to help, the allergies of dogs can be managed better than ever before. And that means you and your pet will both sleep better, since neither of you will have to be bothered by your dogs noisy scratching. As anyone who has ever tried to sleep in the same room with an itchy dog can tell you, canine allergies can be miserable for both pets and people. People get runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing or wheezing when allergies flair. For dogs, the problems are mostly skinrelated: They scratch, chew their skin, rub against stationary objects or shake their heads in frustration from itchy ears. Allergies typically show up within the first three years of a pets life, worsen with age and cant be cured, only controlled. Knowing what causes allergies is an important first step toward treating them, and that means getting your veterinarians help. Flea bites are a top cause of these allergies, but food and environmental issues are a problem for many dogs. Dust, pollen and spores in the home and yard gather in the pets fur, and the allergens then trigger reactions. Your veterinarian will have suggestions specific to your dog, your region and your season, but in general, you can help your pet a great deal with an allergy-prevention regimen in the home. Dedicated parasite control is the first step, and that will mean veterinary-recommended flea-control products along with frequent vacuuming of pet areas and washing of pet bedding. PET TALES No-scratch zoneBY DR. MARTY BECKER & DAVID S. GREENE_______________________________Universal Uclick


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NEWS A19 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 ONE WEEK ONLY!50% OFFALL FORMAL WEARSALE EXPIRES 7/8/105400 Taylor Road #109, NaplesLocated off Pine Ridge Rd.566-3242 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2 Toll Free 1-800-267-7857 CASUAL WEAR MUSINGS Rx l The ideal imaginary country created by Thomas Moore in 1516 C.E. was not the first Utopia. Perhaps the genesis, the original utopia, was that garden oriented toward the East, rising up among four rivers. This Edens Garden was primordial paradise: land of beauty in which soul mate rises out of rib and animals are named into being in creative co-creator partnership. What a feast it must have been, fete incredible, ground sprinkled with perfume and spread with flowers. For a moment. And for that moment, the feast must be festooned. See: Hanging strands adorn, lovely beyond thought, word and expression. But now look more closely at the nature of festoon. Each strand is stranded, suspended curve hanging between two points. And pertinent points they are, sharp and conspicuous. (Soon they will function to re-member our unoriginal pointed proposition.) Do you know that utopia comes from the Greek meaning no place? There is no place like home. But even if we have no place, we do have a point. Two points, it seems. Thats the proposition. Like the music of counterpoint, we have different names of different songs moving independently. Point: Eutopia; the good land, fertile wet crescent. Counterpoint: Dystopia; the badlands, dead with intricate erosional sculpturing. The point is were not in Kansas anymore. Because we have, it seems, eaten of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Those are the points. And out of this pointed assumption Uriel rises, archangel with flaming sword who prohibits entry to all who proclaim duality. The original naming was fine. We can call creatures into being with names, all the species and subspecies. They can come and go with our labels. But the pointed labels are of a different order. More like a Depp disconcerting Alices Won-Festoon Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.derland than Paradise, the pointing at duality is chaos naming that bumps and grinds into gestations that end in painful delivery sans deliverance. Thats the point: Getting out. Perhaps we need pointing out instructions. In Tibetan Buddhism, a pointing out instruction is said to be a direct introduction to the nature of mind given by teacher to student. The mind that is pointed out has been there from the very beginning, totally pure and free from all the pointed points, from all the dualities. Just like the original garden, even though we have eaten from the forbidden tree, there is a fundamental goodness that endures. The point is that this fundamental goodness of mind lies under, next to, beyond and through the serpents and naked shame and flaming swords and painful births and siblings in murder/ victim embrace. Locus amoenus is everywhere, festooned. Thats the point. This is truly good news, right from the beginning, clearly in mind, wonderful to behold. No problem. Home free. Inside this editionTo find out more about fw, the magazine from Florida Weekly, call 239.333.2135 or your Florida Weekly sales representative.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010WEEK at-a-glance See Everglades CityChamber volunteers take the tour and more business events. B7-8 For many Floridians, the words Florida Phosphates brings nothing to mind. However, this is not so for those in Central Florida and, increasingly, the words are topical in Charlotte County conversation. Most recently, Florida Phosphates is being frequently advertised on local cable TV. Some watch the ad, which shows fields of crops, agricultural workers and produce and wonder, What was that all about? Certainly it is about something sufficiently important to warrant a PR cable advertisement. Maybe it is PR prep as Florida draws closer to issues involving expansion of phosphate mining from Central Florida into our Southwest area. Without a doubt, there are environmental issues associated with this mining: river and ground water pollution as well as phosphogypsum and acidic waste water issues. Further complicating the issue is the fact that phosphate is mildly radioactive. Since Florida has some 1 billion tons of waste, there are very real possibilities for extraction and creation of uranium. This provides another job creation opportunity to be balanced with environmental issues. In 2001, Tampa Bay residents felt the negative side of this industry when a local company, Mulberry Phosphates, filed for bankruptcy and left residents with a $160 million cleanup bill at the companys Piney Point processing plant. Without a doubt, there are critical employment issues associated with this mining. What most Floridians dont know is that phosphate mining comes in third, right after construction and tourism, as the largest employer in our state. Yes, as in non-cyclical J-O-B-S. Looking into the horizon, the employment picture in this industry is bleak absent expansion into new mining areas. As it stands, mining of phosphates is to expire around 2040, which is the estimated time of mine depletion. Some think, Let them go mine phosphate some place else. But such is really not an option. Floridas production accounts for more than 75 percent of the U.S. usage of phosphate and 25-30 percent of the worlds current supply Phosphates future worth consideringOn the MoveIts your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 $65 in closingsMoyara Bay reports 19 luxury tower residences sold. B9 SEE MONEY, B5 jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Boat dealers coming up from bottomAs any financial expert or anyone who ever struggled financially will attest, luxury items are one of the first things to get cut from budgets in tough times. To Southwest Florida boat dealers, thats generally meant a steep decline in sales the last few years. A report by Info-Link Technologies shows that sales of new powerboats 15 feet or more dropped by nearly half in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties from March 2008 to March 2010. Many boat dealers, such as Tom Nichols, owner of Bonita Boat Center, think of themselves as survivors of lean years. Mr. Nichols and industry experts, including those with an eye to the broader area of luxury purchases in general, are seeing renewed interest from consumers. I think in good times people have a lot of toys or luxury items and in bad times those are some of the first things to go, and those are catching back up on the market, said Bruce Shultz, president of Southwest Capital Bank. Local boat dealers say they are seeing an uptick in sales, especially in used and smaller or less expensive models. A significant portion of boat sales recently have also been due to buyers snapping up repod and bank-owned bargains. Its a buyers market, said Mike Anderson, director of the American Boating Association. The markets flooded with used boats that are for sale or repossessed. At one time, there were so many bankowned and repossessed boats on the market, that the joke, Mr. Anderson said, was that banks were the largest boat dealers around. Much of that inventory in Southwest Florida was absorbed by the end of 2009, dealers say. Its just so expensive to keep those boats around, the dealers have basically sold off what they can to eliminate that debt, said Bob Allen, vice president of Trident Funding Corp., which helps broker boat sales for Southwest Florida dealers. (In) and the bank repos and auction sales kind of cleared most everything out and were just about back to even, said Pete Peterson, owner of Naples Yacht Brokerage. Sales activity upIn Punta Gorda, Pier One Yacht Sales owner Len Garofoli reported selling five boats in 2008, 25 in 2009, and being on pace to beat that number this year. In general, from what I hear talking to different dealers around the country, sales are up, Mr. Garofoli said. Ryan West, general manager of MarineMax in Fort Myers, says that while a greater percentage of customers might be inquiring about used boats versus new boats, new sales still make up 65 to 70 percent of profits. The past couple years have kind of been a cleansing in the industry, Mr. West said. The amount of repossessed and bank-owned and stressed inventory has been absorbed. With those boats out of the market, its certainly more conducive to traditional retail sales. Were getting new people in the market again. BY EVAN SEE BOAT, B5 GAROFOLI EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRyan West is the general manager at MarineMax in Fort Myers

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 New York Style Pizza | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour$2DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTS$4ALL WELLS & HOUSE WINES$5SPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos NEW MENU! NOW 24 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9 PIZZAS(Toppings Extra)BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Camp Bow Wow at 3382 Mercantile Ave. in Naples. Owner Dominic Tiziano is holding the scissors in the photo above. Camp Bow Wow is a home away from home for doggy day care as well as for overnight boarders. For more information, call 352-2275.New website is all about DryLanaiNaples-based PJNF Technologies, Inc. has launched a new website for DryLanai, a wireless system that detects rain and automatically closes electric roll-down storm shutters. Visitors to can view a video about the system, read FAQs, get troubleshooting help and purchase products. The DryLanai system includes a wall controller, one or more rain sensors and an optional remote. The wall controller replaces switches that operate shutters. The wall controller receives wireless signals from the rain sensors and lowers the shutters at the first sign of rain. The rain sensors sit on floor of the outdoor room or lanai. One rain sensor is required for each exposure to rain. The hand-held remote enables the homeowner to adjust the shutters wirelessly from any location in the home. For more information call 325-1890 or e-mail Law firm selects Naples ad agencyJ. Jeffrey Rice, managing partner for the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., announces the firm has selected Naples-based Wilson Creative Group as its agency of record. The agency now handles all creative development and placement for print and broadcast advertising for the law firm, as well as manages the firms Internet presence, collateral materials and other marketing strategies. Peggy Wilson is president and creative director; James Schnars, director of account services. Fort Myers-based Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations manages the law firms public relations program. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. was established in 1962 and provides a full complement of legal services to clients in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices. Parker Hannifin Corp. named Business of the MonthThe Economic Development Council of Collier County, in partnership with the Collier County Commission, has recognized Parker Hannifin Corp. as Business of the Month for June. The award recognizes businesses for their innovation and entrepreneurship and honors the contributions those businesses make toward a more diversified economy in Collier County. The Parker Hannifin Corp. is an operational site of the Fluid Systems Division of Parker Aerospace. Formerly known as Shaw Aero Devices, it was acquired by Parker in 2007 and employs approximately 190 people. Founded in 1957, the company invented patented safety-lock, flushmounted. Lightning-safe fuel caps for aircraft applications. Today, it produces a variety of components for aerospace and high-technology markets including caps and adapters, fuel system components, lubrication and hydraulic system equipment, and water and waste components. Parker Hannifin joins 4What Interactive, Arthrex, Pelican Wire Company, INgage Networks (formerly known as Neighborhood America) and Thomas Riley Artisans Guild as the sixth business to be recognized in the Business of the Month program, which highlights an individual CEO and his or her company on the fourth Tuesday of each month at a regular meeting of the Collier County Commission. Companies receive a certificate of achievement and an opportunity to provide a brief presentation on their innovative technologies, growth of the organization, potential future growth, and how their company or organization has helped to advance their industry and the community. For more information, call the EDC at 263-8989 or visit Third Bank employees and customers donated more than 4 tons of nonperishable food nearly 5,000 meals worth as part of the Fight Hunger. Feed Dreams collection drive in partnership with The Salvation Army. More than 130 collection boxes were set up across the banks seven-county South Florida footprint in financial centers, offices and other corporate locations. In Collier County, more than 3,600 pounds of food was donated. Punta Gorda Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Bonita Springs Estero Visit us online at Doing business in Fort Myers or Charlotte County?So are we.DID YOU KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY offers Total Market Coverage in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties? By distributing a sizable circulation, Florida Weekly is the only local newspaper reaching all 3 counties. Select one, two or all three markets to showcase your product or service today.CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY.Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte


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Law The law firm of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A. congratulates Richard Grant, Jeffrey Fridkin William Pearson and Gregory Woods for having been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. The firm also congratulates Rachael Loukonen, Michael Traficante and Jacqueline Gadberry for having been named to the Rising Stars list as top upand-coming lawyers in Florida for 2010. director. One of his first jobs is to help find more male singers for the volunteer chorus. A retired scientist and product manager with DuPont Inc., Mr. McKinney is a Realtor with Downing-Frye Realty. Newly elected officers and board members for The Leadership Collier Foundation are: Jeffrey Fridkin, chairman; CJ Hueston, chair-elect; Edward Morton, past chair; Sallie Williams, vice chair; and Tom McCann, Gary Pickel, Janet Vasey, Patrick Utter, Jim Hoppensteadt, Michelle Gleeson, Constance Byrne and Josephine Haines, board members.The following officers have been appointed to the Youth Haven board of trustees for 2010-11: Bradford Marshall of Stifel Nicolaus, president; Cathi Johnson of TIB Bank, vice president and treasurer; attorney Jay Cook, vice president; Carol Boyd, secretary; Joyce Fitch of Beasley Broadcast Group, executive member; and Sandra Karaganis, executive member. The following are serving as board members: Mike Assaad of Waterside Builders; Capt. Timothy Guerrette of the Collier County Sheriffs Office; Curtis Gunther of Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida; Starling Hendriks of Northern Trust Bank; Ann Horton; Rusty Hubbell; Susan Jones; David Long; Thomas Moran of The Moran Asset Management Group; Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk; Patricia Read of Naples Community Hospital; and Terri White. Pamela Calore has been appointed to the executive committee of The Lighthouse of Collier to serve as secretary. Mrs. Calore has previously served on the advisory board for the Pittsburgh Vision Center and has worked for a staffing company that assisted in helping the visually impaired with career development and employment. Food & Beverage Tonya ThomasSchrott has joined Jasons Deli of Southwest Florida as director of marketing and community relations for the five-county NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! 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Mr. Summers graduated from the SACD masters program in 1993 and is a vice president and principal of BSSWArchitects Inc., serving as director of the firms Naples office. Examples of his work include the Naples Beach Hotel and Conference Center, the Golden Gate Community Center Wheels Annex and the Collier County Headquarters Library. Banking & Finance Jack Van Veen has joined Northern Trust as vice president and senior investment consultant for Northern Trust Securities in the Naples Park Shore office. Mr. Van Veen previously served as vice president and senior financial advisor for Fifth Third Securities for four years. He holds a bachelors degree in business from Western Illinois University and achieved his Certified Financial Planner designation from the College for Financial Planning in Colorado. He also holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and a Florida insurance license. He is active in the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida. Board Appointments Officers and new boards members for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation for 2010-11 are as follows: Donald Lesch of The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, chairman; James Knupp of Ennis, Knupp & Associates, vice chair; John Fumagalli, president and CEO for the Southwest Florida region of Northern Trust, treasurer; Joseph Shepard, vice president for administration and finance at FGCU, assistant treasurer; Charles Winton, owner of Estero Bay Chevrolet, secretary. Jaynie Whitcomb and Paul Woods have been elected to serve on the board for four-year terms. Fay Biles has been designated an FGCU Foundation Fellow. Bill McKinney has been elected to the board of directors of the Naples Orchestra and Chorus and will serve as development SCHROTT CALORE SUMMERS degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and currently serves as president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Nonpro t Organizations Joseph Binder has joined SCORE Naples as director of marketing. He replaces George Ahearn, who has been appointed vice chairman of the local chapter. Mr. Binder will oversee media relations, website content and the promotion of SCORE workshops and its speakers bureau. A key part of his responsibility is developing alliances with community groups to expand the services of SCORE Naples to small and start-up businesses. Mr. Binder has more than 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, business development, sales and project management with Fortune 100 companies. Since 2006, he has headed All American Franchises of Clearwater, Fla., a consulting firm matching franchise business models with clients strengths and financial expectations to ensure maximum success probability for first-time entrepreneurs. He also provides consulting and mentoring services to business owners. He holds a bachelors degree in applied mathematics from Case Institute of Technology.Raquel Torres has joined Eden Autism Services Florida as a development specialist to assist with managing and coordinating special events and fundraising efforts, contact database and records control. Ms. Torres previously worked as a business development manager for marketing company. She has also worked as a land acquisitions and sales manager for a postsecondary education company and as the director of public relations for a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Fort Myers. Spa Services Holly Medrano has been named salon coordinator at The Spa at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of the full-service salon as well as for providing hair-styling and coloring services. For the past 10 years, Ms. Medrano has owned a salon in Michigan that specialized in bridal and formal hair styling. She is a master colorist. GRANT FRIDKIN WOODS TRAFICANTE PEARSON LOUKONEN GADBERRY TORRES MEDRANO Marketing & Public Relations Kathleen Taylor has joined pearl, a brand communications firm with offices in Bonita Springs and Cape Coral, as its brand communications manager. She brings eight years of business communications experience, most recently as an independent public relations consultant. She was a reporter for WGCU-FM and has also worked in public relations for the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and the Lee County Electric Cooperative. She holds a bachelors TAYLOR Clothing Consistent with Every F Cbt Annfr


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 BUSINESS B5 a critical element in making fertilizers and therefore a critical element in crop production. Phosphates are a non-renewable resource. They cant be created from other substances and, so far, there are no alternatives to them. (Though expensive, at least oil has alternatives solar, nuclear, battery, wind, etc.) Phosphate mining in Florida dates back to 1885 when it was mined and transported to ports by rail. The mining pits are so unattractive that Floridians scarcely see the pictures but, for sure, some 130,000 acres of West Central Florida land have been mined. Be assured the issues surrounding it are complex and the implications for the state are enormous. It seems to be akin to the offshore drilling issue. At least Floridians have learned through the BP disaster that a failsafe back-up plan is needed, that the firms need to be well capitalized to fix their messes, that corporate culture of profit at any cost often supersedes stated corporate policy or intent and that government regulation can not be reduced to rubber stamping corporate requests. On the investment side, what does all this mean? It could mean opportunity. The grain markets have been quiet for a long time; record crops have kept pricing flat. It used to be that U.S. crop production was the only big player but Brazil and Russia have changed all that and that is partly due to fertilizers. When crop production falls (and some think that all the good news for crops is already priced into these grain markets), then everyone wants to buy more fertilizers to increase yield. Some technical analysts, and certainly one of the best technical/cycle analysts retained by the biggest hedge funds, sees price appreciation on the horizon for the fertilizer common stocks (Mosaic Company MOS; Potash Corp. of Saskatche POT; and Agrium Inc. and agricultural equipment stocks (Deere & Co. DE and Caterpillar Inc. CAT). You might want to research them and add them to your stock screen. In what has certainly been a meaningful year-to-date U.S. equity market correction (and what some predict is a resumption of the market bear), you dont have to race to buy. When these stocks start to outperform the market in a meaningful way or when grain markets show price improvement, you might want to take a closer look. As always, ask your own adviser for counsel that is appropriate for your situation. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. Henry Lowe, owner of Lowes Marine Sales on Marco Island, said sales since January have been fairly brisk. He sells only used boats. The bulk of our sales have been below $20,000, Mr. Lowe said. For some boat dealers, the renewed interest by consumers hasnt meant higher profits. Weve had our first two up-quarters in three years, but whats driving sales is the price, said Scott Rush, owner of San Carlos Marine in Fort Myers. They sell only saltwater outboard fishing boats. These arent profitable sales, this is inventory clearance. Those dealers who are seeing sales numbers begin to climb say consumers have begun to come out of their shells after a few years of recessionary belt tightening. Theres no question theres a lot of pent up demand, said Phil Osborne Sr., owner of Naples Boat Mart. But he adds that sales on his larger 25-foot to 40-foot boats are virtually nonexistent, and feels business should be more brisk considering the deals consumers have been able to command. I cant help but think whether its the oil spill or the debt crisis or the economy in general, or lack of confidence in the current governmental administration, theres so much negativity out there, people arent taking advantage of the greater opportunities that are afforded them to buying a boat in this (economic climate), he said. There are other factors that would also seem to put a damper on sales. A chilly winter didnt inspire boaters to upgrade to a bigger boat this year, for example. And banks and consumers are still being tighter with their cash than they were during boom years, making financing a challenge at times. Its difficult getting money because the banks are not lending any money, said Mr. Lowe of Lowes Marine Sales. Having cash is dictating the lower purchase prices.To boat or not to boatNo matter the economic climate, industry wisdom says boats are a luxury item people cant seem to stay away from for long. Any economic situation like weve seen affects people, shakes people up, makes them reevaluate their priorities, but bottom line: boating is a natural affinity, said Leif Lustig, dockmaster at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Club. They want to enjoy that time spent on the water with friends and family. Whatever economic situation happens is transitory. Mr. Nichols of Bonita Boat Center described the recent transitions in the boating industry this way: Good clean late model pre-owned boats are good business for us right now. Theres a similar amount of business being done but its just switched from new boats which are a little bit more expensive for people, to preowned boats. They still want to be on the water, go out to lunch, be in the sunshine and experience our little piece of paradise out here, and theyre going to do it one way or the other. Those bargains and those short sales and those repos those portions of the market are starting to go away. The marketplace is starting to financially recover, slowly. Dealers like me who had been reducing their inventories and reducing their liabilities to put ourselves in a more stable business environment, we are not to the point were beyond the point that we are so financially strapped and financially weak because of over-inventories that well sell anything for anything. The survivors like myself and several other dealers in the area, weve brought our businesses into a manageable area, reduced inventory, and now were operating our businesses on either an even profitability situation or a (modest) profit. Its our job to communicate to our customers: the bottom happened. The bottom is done and were starting to slowly climb out the other side. EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYTom Nichols, owner of Bonita Boat Center EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYPier One Yacht Sales BOATFrom page B1MONEYFrom page B1 in the knowFlorida Power Boat Sales (15-plus feet in length)12 Months Ending: Lee Collier Charlotte March 2008 1240 680 492 March 2009 737 409 334 March 2010 651 367 231Source: Info-Link Technologies, a company that gathers statistics for The American Boating Association

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 A weekly Job Search Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit www. Zonta Club of Naples meets at noon Tuesday, July 6, at the Hilton Naples. RSVP to Sally Sitta at 2621283. For more information, visit www. 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 Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds a luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Dr. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. For more information, visit 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. The Young Professionals of Naples meet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, for networking, steel drum music, hors doeuvres and a cash bar aboard the Naples Princess. Boarding is at 550 Port O Call Way. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. Business After Hours with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place 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 Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, July 12, in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 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. For more information, visit Business Before Business a mini-trade show and continental breakfast presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Costco at Gulf Coast Town Center. Cost for a display table is $50. Admission is $5 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Call 9922943 or e-mail BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Savvy investors need to have some financial terms under their belts like these: Bear market: when the overall market loses value over an extended period of time. Theres no official definition of it, but many analysts feel a drop of at least 10 percent is needed. A smaller drop is often called a correction (though that term is never used when the market moves up 10 percent!). Book value: a companys assets, minus any liabilities and intangible assets. Book value is the value of a company that can be found via its balance sheet. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 BUSINESS B7 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS Visitor Center volunteers see Everglades City Naples Soap Co. hosts fundraiser for Eden Autism Services Chamber of Commerce organizes tour 1 Marco Giustinia, Maureen Mino, Tom Pelphrey, Iva DePolo and Ravit Gutman Dennis Flanagan and Maria Price Deanna Kelly, Salvatore, Dennis Flanagan and Tom Pelphrey 2 3 4 51. Donna Niemczyk, Gail Gates, Pat Hagedorn and Joanna Todisco2. Tina Tyler, Gene Wooten, Carol Pribble and Spencer Traub 3. Nancy Kerns, Marye Ruimerman, Joann Merzweiler, Allie Reynolds and Mary Lou Connone4. All aboard for an airboat ride5. Laura Skinner and Eric Kalafarski

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ COURTESY PHOTOS MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYPublic Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter Commercial Real Estate Women tour CmonMembers meet at the Hilton Naples 1. Back row: Juls Chambers, Ellen Goldman, Michelle Arrondo, Kaci Carter, Joe Cox and Valerie Childs. Front row: Michelle Hoffmann, Mary Gentile, Kristin Conroy, Myra Williams and Barbara Monahan2. Michelle Hoffman, Michelle Arrondo and Mary Gentile3. Joe Cox and Myra Williams1 2 3 1 2 3451. Mary Ann Green and Angela Aline 2. Frank Berna and Mark Strong3. Jennifer Medeiros and Kathy Saenz4. Jama Dock and Judy Bricker5. Amy Donaldson and Blase Ciabaton


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9ulfshore Homes has opened its newest model in Miromar Lakes. The second-floor residence is on a private peninsula in Ravenna, a Venetian-inspired neighborhood of cobblestone streets, lush landscaping and 60 luxury waterfront residences, each with a covered boathouse and panoramic views of Miromars freshwater lakes. Decorated in a calming color palette of aqua, taupe and sand, the model has three bedrooms and 3 baths, a library, private elevator, formal and casual dining areas and a wrap-around covered lanai. The residence encompasses 3,630 air-conditioned square feet; its 4,917 total square feet includes a two-car garage. Easily accessible from the residence, the boathouse can accommodate a craft up to 23 feet long. Ravennas private peninsula is just a short cruise to the Miromar Lakes Beach Club. Interior details include crown molding throughout the home and raised panel maple cabinetry in the kitchen and baths. The gourmet kitchenGulfshore Homes opens model in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes COURTESY PHOTOSThe great room in the Ravenna has dual seating areas that are ideal for entertaining. The master bath and two en suite baths have custom marble countertops. GSEE RAVENNA, B10 Closings surpass $65 million at Moraya Bay luxury towerClosings have surpassed $65 million at Moraya Bay. The announcement is made by Inga Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing for the beachfront high-rise. She adds 19 closings have been conducted at the 11-story tower that consists of 72 luxury residences. Eight Moraya Bay floor plans offer from 3,900 square feet to 4,500 square feet of air-conditioned space, and 5,400 square feet of total living area. Prices start from $2.4 million. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO The lobby on the amenity level at Moraya Bay has walls of glass that afford expansive views of the beach and gulf beyond. SEE MORAYA, B17 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community, Priced from the $300s There is still time to customize your new home. Call or visit the Sales Center for details.*On select residences, for a limited time. HE loves the Deal ... THERES NO REASON TO WAIT Ask About Our Spring Ahead Incentives. THEY are too smart to wait. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMB ERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. SHE loves the Choices ... features granite countertops, a generous island and a refrigerator, five-burner gas cook top, microwave and wall ovens, all in stainless steel by Viking. A fullsize washer and dryer in the laundry room are by Asko. Wood case windows throughout are by Andersen. Gulfshore Homes has designed and constructed award-winning homes for decades and has a portfolio of more than 1,000 luxury residences in Southeast and Southwest Floridas most prestigious communities. The centerpiece of Miromar Lakes is the 39,000-square-foot Beach Club. Directly on the waters edge, the Beach Clubhouse offers gourmet evening dining indoors or under the stars with seating for 200 people in the main dining room, beachside terrace dining for 80 guests and courtyard seating for 60. A private beachside dining room provides intimate seating around a fireplace; French doors open up to the beach and Lake Como. The Beach Clubhouse also has an indoor/outdoor bar lounge with wine room, a library, billiard room, card room, 50-seat theater and business center. The Blue Water Beach Grill features contemporary fare in an open-air setting with panoramic lake and beach views and boat docks. The European-style spa has a fullservice beauty salon and a fitness center with a pilates studio and aerobics room. Other Beach Club amenities include a 10,000-square-foot infinity pool, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and concierge and marine services. The Miromar Tennis Club has seven lighted courts. Miromar Lakes has the only Arthur Hills Signature championship golf course in Southwest Florida. Future plans are for the only Robert Trent Jones II Signature course in the world. Miromar Lakes has won 73 awards since 2003, including the 2010 National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for Best Clubhouse. The community has also garnered the Community of the Year and Best Clubhouse awards from both the Lee Building Industry Association and Collier Building Industry Association for eight consecutive years. For more information, contact the sales center at 425-2340 or visit www. RAVENNAFrom page B9Stevens Construction Inc. has completed renovations at Vascular Access and Intervention Center for Spectra Contracting Inc. The facility has been retrofitted to accommodate the addition of innovative diagnostic health-care technology from General Electric, Advanta, Welch Allyn and Stryker Medical. Designed by Sheeley Architects Inc., the facility at 2450 Goodlette Frank Road remained in operation during construction. It also serves as the offices of Dr. Hiranya Rajasinghe and Dr. Santiago Chahwan. Renovations complete at medical office


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 #402New A/C units & hot water heater, 2677SF, Views. $899,000 Pelican Isle II #702R bt Pn In Wfrtrbf, Fr F Boat Slips Available Email: 594-2209 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 4+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Audubon 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 6520 Daniels Rd.2984SF, designer upgrades, pool, golf course view. $675,000 Imperial Golf Estates Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 60 North Street32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 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 3+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $734,000 U Prbrf Nn Bbf Sr'Contemporary living', renovated, gourmet kit, lake view 3233SF. $897,000 Imperial Golf Estates Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $599,000 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606FURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $ 259,000 11600 Red Hibiscus Dr.Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $369,000 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 RE WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell We live it, do it, build it and make it happen !Fixed and ARM* Mortgages | Construction/Permanent Loans | FHA/VA Loans First Time Home Buyer Programs | Jumbo Loans | Doctor Loan Programs Kimberli Escarra, Vice President239.642.4759 Office 877.793.3628 Toll-free SOLID BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER 100% 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 Realta Properties, a Florida-licensed real estate brokerage, has opened for business in Bonita Springs. Realta Properties serves buyers and sellers across the U.S. as well as from Canada, Europe, Australia, Mexico and Central America. The firm offers free access to the Multiple Listing Service via ListingBookTM and conducts custom statewide property searches for its customers. For more information, call Bev LaLonde at 444-4995 or e-mail RealtaSales@gmail. com. New brokerage opens in Bonita Springs RECENT TRANSACTIONS Bradley D. Bryant Attorney a t Law, P.L., has leased 1,400 square feet of office space at 370 12th Ave. S. from S.V.M. Building LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. T he Collier County Democratic E xecutive Committee has leased 1,693 square feet of office space at 13040 Livingston Road, #6 (Marquesa Plaza), from Livingston and Pine Ridge LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. N etwork F.O.B. has leased 2,059 squar e feet of office space at 837 Fifth Ave. S., #202, from Fifth Avenue South, Ltd. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Omicr on Supplies LLC has leased 1 0,000 square feet of wholesale space at 3811 Enterprise Ave. from David Rogers. Christine McManus of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. T he Rick Scott for Governor C ampaign has leased 1,600 square feet of office space at 13040 Livingston Road, #15 (Marquesa Plaza), from Livingston and Pine Ridge LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. 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! ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION VIRTUAL TOURLovely 2BR, 2BA, 2-Car attached garage! Capri villa home, nicely upgraded tile throughout entire home, plantation shutters, private pool, and more! Furnishings package avl. $259,000 MUST SEE LIKE NEW NEW LISTING 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 SALE Light & Bright, 3BR,2.5BA plus den. Lovely home used only during season by original owners! Features built-in entertainment center, custom window treatments, and large screen lanai. MAKE OFFER $355,999 VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., Richard Residential, LLC $128,000 A step above the rest in this 55+ Community. 1 BR, 1 BA. On lake. $355,000Spacious coach home, 3BR, 2BA. Garage & major upgrades. $324,900Stunning 2BR,2BA unit. Eat in kitchen. Full laundry room in unit. Garage.


e symbol of local knowledge Port Royal, 2580 Half Moon Walk Integrated indoor / outdoor living Grand veranda, replace and outdoor kitchen, pool and spa. His and hers master baths with connecting shower. 4+Den/4.5 (H3862) James Elson, 860-0009 $3,900,000 Barefoot Beach, 224 Malibu Cv Premium location for estate home that was rebuilt in 2007 w/sweeping views of the Bay. WALK to BEACH, 2 boat docks w/lifts, chefs kitchen, Jerusalem Stone rs. 4+Den/4.5 (H4981) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $3,750,000 Old Naples, 790 9th Street S Rare opportunity to own on historical family compound in Village Center of Old Naples Beach. 2500 sf main home is new & an exact replica of a 1930s beach home. 6 or more/7.5 (H4821) James Elson, 860-0009 $3,599,000 Pelican Bay, 6604 George Washington Way Georgetown in Pelican Bay! Pvt gated enclave of 35 homes! Facing East over tranquil lake. Built in 2009. Guest house w/lake & pool views. 2-car attached w/lift. 4+Den/4+2half (H4549) Karen Champion, 450-3676 $2,799,000 Old Naples, 1060 4th Street S Now under construction! Designed to blend w/Cottage Rowth Ave South, extreme attn to historic cottage detail unlike any bldg in e Village of Old Naples. 3+Den/3.5 (V1413) James Elson, 860-0009 $2,350,000 Old Naples, 1090 4th Street S Now under construction! Designed to blend w/Cottage Rowth Ave South, extreme attn to historic cottage detail unlike any bldg in e Village of Old Naples. 3+Den/3.5 (V1416) James Elson, 860-0009 $2,350,000 Pelican Marsh, 8639 Blue Flag Way Luxurious lifestyle begins in this Bay Laurel Est home. Oers striking architectural details, lavish nishes, top of the line features & xtures. Golf views. 5+Den/5+2half (H4752) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $2,295,000 Old Naples, 1070 4th Ave S Now under construction! Designed to blend w/Cottage Rowth Ave South, extreme attn to historic cottage detail unlike any bldg in e Village of Old Naples. 3+Den/3.5 (V1414) James Elson, 860-0009 $2,250,000 Old Naples, 1080 4th Street S Now under construction! Designed to blend w/Cottage Rowth Ave South, extreme attn to historic cottage detail unlike any bldg in e Village of Old Naples. 3/3.5 (V1415) James Elson, 860-0009 $2,250,000 Old Naples, 780 9th St S 1930s vintage Beach Cottage-newly constructed and ready for move-in. Old Naples Beach close to Village center. 5+Den/4.5 (H3914) James Elson, 860-0009 $2,099,000 Coquina Sands, 780 Banyan Blvd Overlooking the 15th fairway of the Naples Beach & Golf Hotel. Built in 2005 oers all the amenities one can desire. 5-car garage. ree blocks to the beach. 4+Den/4.5 (H4478) Karen Champion, 450-3676 $1,594,000 Old Naples, 859 8th Ave S Restored Historic beach Cottage courtyard setting, pool, legal 2bdrm Guesthouse & prime S of 5th Ave, Unbelievable charm and detail. www. 5+Den/3 (H3483) James Elson, 860-0009 $1,500,000 Quail Creek, 13123 Bald Cypress Ln Incredible 180-degree views on golf course and lake. Estate home on quiet cul-de-sac lot. Largely remodeled. New roof 2008. Huge patio. Extensive marble oors. 4+Den/4.5 (H4748) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 $1,124,000 Park Shore, 525 Turtle Hatch Ln Built in on oversized landscaped lot located on 1 of Park Shores most sought after streets. O-white tile thru out, at high ceilings & granite in kit. 4/3 (H4570) Karen Champion, 450-3676, Tripp Champion, 404-3271 $1,095,000 Old Naples, 729 10th Ave S Solid valuelow price. 1947 vintage restored cottage with legal, detached Guest House Nestled between palms in prime historic district of Old Naples. 2/2 (H4099) James Elson, 860-0009 $890,000 Golden Gate Estates, 769 21st St SW Over 5 acres canal property, a well maintained home with tile & wood oors, crowned molding, spacious rooms, gas replace, koi pond, attached guest quarters. 3+Den/4 (H5021) James Roessle, 860-9444 $849,000 West Bay Club, 22236 Natures Cove Ct Relax by enjoying our private Beach Club, Boating, Pete Dye Golf Course, Tennis Center, resort-style Fitness Center and Pool, or 500 preserve acres. Call today! 3/3 (H5089) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $749,000 Moorings, 2200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #J4 Situated at the entrance of Doctors Pass, this updated, turnkey furnished unit oers view of Gulf, Pass & Bay. Steps from beach, 2nd unit oers a 1-car gar. 2/2 (C6163) Dustin Beard, ABR, CRS, GRI, 289-2650 $729,999 Moorings, 540 Rudder Rd Private beach access! Spacious split r plan pool home on lg lot w/SW exposure, mature trees, indoor/outdoor entertaining. Walk to beaches, shops & restaurants. 3/3 (H4901) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $695,000 Belle Lago, 8570 El Mirasol Ct Aragon Open oor plan w/3 car garage, on a culde-sac. Gourmet eat in kitchen w/island, gas stove, custom cabinets, granite counters, walk in pantry, SS appls. 4/3.5 (H4578) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $579,000 Pelican Bay, 820 Bentwater Cir, #102 Priced to sell! Lg tile thru out, updated kitchen w/granite, raised panel cabinetry, spacious mstr & tranquil views & soothing sounds of the Aquascape. 2car gar. 2+Den/2 (C6017) Mimy von Schreiner, 250-4349, Kate Del Gatto, 285-2100 $534,900 Lely Resort, 8860 Lely Island Cir Luxurious residence with private preserve view, 2803 Sq Ft, Spa, gorgeous tile work in kitchen and bathrooms, hurricane shutters, circular driveway. 3+Den/2.5 (H5071) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $479,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1937 Countess Ct Fabulous 3/2 home on over half an acre. Built in 1998, this home has all of todays standards, high ceilings, 8 sliders, upgraded appliances, granite. 3/2.5 (H5118) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $479,000 Saturnia Lakes, 1524 Pacaya Cv Paradise Found! One of the nest lots, PRIVATE lake views, southern exp. & lush landscaping, LARGE heated pool, Sunny high windows, tile throughout. 3/2.5 (H5056) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $469,900 Lely Resort, 8884 Mustang Island Cir Beautiful Centex pool home with family room, 2-car garage and pavered driveway. Built in 2005, 2038 sq ft. Hurricane shuttersshort sale bargain ready for oer. 3/2 (H5098) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $397,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 2206 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lovingly maintained and updated 3/2 pool home on quiet cul-de-sac. SS appliances, granite, large pool. 3/2 (H5127) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $370,000 Kings Lake, 2265 Royal LN One of a kind former parade of homes model. Unbelievable architecture. Lg rms, lots of sq footage, huge multi-purpose FL rm. Granite cntr in kit w/walk-in pantry. 3+Den/2 (H5123) Kim Ellis, 269-7025 $364,900 Vineyards, 156 Spring Lake Cir Oak Colony; picturesque hamlet of 14 homes. Villa w/many features including plantation shutters, 2car garage, hurricane protection and private back yard. 3/2 (H4367) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $359,000 Glen Eden, 14612 Glen Eden Dr Beautiful Lake Views!! W of US41. Near bches, public boat ramp, shops & dining! Gated comm., walk to pool/spa, clubhouse & tness. Arch detail, crown molding. 2+Den/2.5 (V1273) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $349,900 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $349,000 Golden Gate Estates, 140 20th St Se Beautiful 2-story Olde Florida Style home. Four bedrooms and four baths including a mother-in-law suite with its own kitchen and large living room!! 4/4 (H4962) Kim Ellis, 269-7025 $340,000 Stonebridge, 1635 Winding Oaks Way, #103 Gated country club & bundled golf comm*End unit coach home*Great rm plan*10 ft ceilings*Neutral tile rs*Turnkey furnished*Elec storm shutters*Golf view. 2+Den/2 (C6629) Sharon Worley Team, 860-6873 $319,000 Golden Gate Estates, 2911 8th Ave Ne Gorgeous Waterways Dover Model on quiet street close to everything. 4+Den/3 (H5075) Kim Ellis, 269-7025 $298,000 Naples Park, 561 108th Ave N Walk to the Beach! is updated beach home oers vaulted ceilings, heated pool and a new roof. Large open plan. You will love it! 3/2 (H5109) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $294,900 Laurel Lakes, 8392 Laurel Lakes Blvd Immaculate home in an all A-rated School District! Ready to move intono work needed! Fenced yard, bright & beautiful kitchen w/lots of cabinet & counter space. 3+Den/2 (H5025) Krista Goede, 298-1500 $289,900


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 REAL ESTATE B17 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 Residents enjoy amenities including two landscaped sun decks with a resortstyle pool, lap pool and poolside grotto bar. A fitness center overlooks the beach and gulf, and a resident concierge is available to assist with a variety of services. Private elevators open directly into each residence. Interior features include nine-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling window walls and spacious terraces. From the grand salon, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom, residents view the gulf and beach. In addition to a gourmet kitchen, each residence has a catering kitchen complete with full-size refrigerator, double sink, dishwasher, wine cooler and additional counter and storage space. Moraya Bay is the culmination of two decades of Signature Communities luxury residences and a history that includes development of prestigious neighborhoods within Pelican Bay and Pelican Marsh, and the communities of Regatta and The Dunes. Signature Communities has built more than 4,000 luxury residences in Naples. Moraya Bay is at the northernmost end of Gulf Shore Drive. The views to the north extend for three miles across state and county conservation areas beyond Wiggins Pass to Barefoot Beach Park. For more information, call 5145050 or visit MORAYAFrom page B9 Judy Jones 239-821-3533 239-821-3534cbjudy@earthlink.netwww.JonesLarsonTeam.comLynn & Ed Brown 239-641-4968 239-641-4903EBrown822@aol.comwww. oridamoves.com928 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Fl. 34145 1-800-733-8121 ext. 640, 645 or 660 872 S. Heathwood Water Direct Estate Area. Updated 2007-2009. Priced at $1,995,000 Hideaway Beach Cottage 2 Bed + Den, 3 Bath. Fabulous Gulf Views, updates galore! $1,339,000 Saratoga at Lely Resort 3 Bed, 3 Bath coach home, 2-car garage, bamboo ooring. $395,000 Fiddlers Creek Golf course views from spacious 1st oor end unit coach home. $429,000 1362 Bayport Fabulous Golf Course. 3bed/3bath renovated home. Priced at only$495,000 Tropical Retreat Close to shopping and dining. 2 bedroom 2 bath end unit condo with lots of updates. $158,000 Villa De Mar Condo 2Bd/2Bath condo, completely updated, deeded boat dock. Rental income history available.$299,000 Dill Court Southern exposure lot with newer seawall. Wide water view, on city sewer. $629,000 Sierra Grande Bank Owned. Located near Physicians Regional Medical Ctr. 3BR, Newer Construction.$155,000 REDUCED 825 Elm Court Water direct, Southern exposure, boat dock and lift. Rental income history available.$395,000 Elm Court Lot Water direct Southern exposure oversized lot. Dock & boat lift in place.$489,000 Verona Walk Attached villa, 2Bd/2Baths. Large lanai with oversized lot view. 2-car garage. $229,000 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED 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 15 Edition


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010WEEK at-a-glance The music and lyrics of Its a Hard Knock Life ring through the third floor corridor and green room of the Sugden Community Theatre, but one look at the faces of the young thespians singing makes it clear that hard work can be fun, too. Annie, the beloved Broadway classic that follows the adventures of a spunky, red-haired orphan as she spends the Christmas holiday at the home of Oliver Warbucks, the richest man in the world, runs July 2 through Aug. 1 at the Sugden. The Naples Players production has a cast of 49 adult and young performers. Some of the most memorable musical numbers showcase the talents of KidzAct performers who are ages 8-14. The 24 orphans in the show are double cast, which means two young performers play each orphan role. In teams of 11, Its a hard knock life for the orphans of AnnieBY ELIZABETH MARCANTONIASpecial to Florida Weekly Time for change?Peg Longstreth makes the case for a new national anthem. C14 Dining like royaltySee who supped with a palace chef at Shulas, and more fun to-dos around town. C28-29 Why wont he call?Artis Henderson knows what the sound of silence signals. C2 Whos got talent?Nancy Stetson finds mindless TV has some entertainment value. C8 4THTHE OFJULYBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ OR THE EPHEMERAL and the spectacular in art, not to mention the noisy, you cant beat painting the night sky with fireworks. The Chinese, were told, invented fireworks about 1,600 years ago which means in some sense they should get credit for the spectacle over Southwest Florida every July 4, when just after dark, the skies traditionally burst into allAmerican displays of color. Fireworks have been popping up in India for more than a millennium, too, and sporadically in Europe since the 13th century, when Marco Polo returnedF Find the parades and fireworks. Pack a holiday picnic. C4 >>inside:SEE 4TH, C4 (July 4) ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations. John Adams, second president of the United States DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Pier is a grand spot for fireworks every year. SEE ANNIE, C20

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 Heather is a roving soul, restless in love and in life. When she was offered the chance to work in Thailand recently, she seized the opportunity. She packed up her apartment, put her boxes in storage and prepared to set out on a grand adventure. While all this was happening the packing, the preparations for a new life she was also falling in love. Brandon was the kind of man Heather had been searching for her whole life. Warm, kind, generous, handsome in a beefy, bearded sort of way. He went to church on Sundays and talked early about marriage and family. He swore he could hold tight while Heather traveled to Thailand, and he mapped out dates when he would come visit during her yearlong stay. But less than a month into Heathers journey, Brandon blocked her from his Facebook page. He stopped responding to her e-mails and never called. Heather, lonely and heartsick, pursued him from the damp jungles of rural Thailand, where mosquitoes whined over the drumming rain. She left pleading messages on his voicemail, her voice cracking over the international line, asking him to at least explain why he wouldnt In his silence, an answer loud and clear ArtisHENDERSON speak to her. But there was no response. She turned to her girlfriends for advice. Although their responses were mixed, they did have a common theme: Hes a dirt bag, one friend after the next said. Cut him loose. By the time she reached me, Heather was already tired of this refrain. But still she asked my opinion, so this is what I told her: I, too, have been there. My last year in college, a shockingly handsome boy courted me in a way I had never experienced. He was old-fashioned, bringing gifts before our dates, holding doors and speaking politely. He cooked dinner for us at his place and suggested church on Sunday. When school ended, he flew to Florida to visit me, and we held hands as we walked along the white curve of sand that borders the gulf. I was young and, like Heather, steeped in my own wanderlust, with plans to move to France in the fall. For me, the relationship had expired. I told Heather all of this, so that she might find her own grain of truth. But it was not what she wanted to hear. Not really. She wanted reassurance that Brandon still cared for her, that his lack of response could be interpreted as something other than a lack of interest. But it is not my place to lie to her. In his silence, Brandon has made his feelings deafeningly clear. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ideas of marriage and family were vague and hazy, like fog that hovers at the distant horizon. Still, when this boy spoke of a future together, of the kind of life we might share, it was intoxicating. When he stopped calling, abruptly and without explanation, I wallowed in self-doubt. I called him repeatedly, convinced of some disaster a death in the family, perhaps. But he refused to call me back. His silence was the gravest betrayal, made worse by its cowardly ambiguity. Without a definitive ending, I clung to hope long after the She left pleading messages on his voicemail, her voice cracking over the international line, asking him to at least explain why he wouldnt speak to her... h o ld in g d oors an d spea k in g po l ite l y. He c ooked dinner f or us at his pl ace and su ggested church on Sunday. When school e nded, he flew to Florida to visit me, and we h e ld h an d s as we wa lk e d a l o ng t h e whit e c urv e of s and that bo rd e r s t he gu l f I was yo un g and, like H eat h er, steepe d in m y o wn w a nd er l us t, wit h p lans to move t o F rance in t h e f all. F o r me, th e r e l I mi it i N t it y. Without a d d d ef ef ef ef ef f ef e f f f f f f in i in i itive endi ng I clun g t o hope long after the


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 from the Far East. The British have enjoyed an on-again, off-again love affair with fireworks, but they prefer burning the Guy on Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day. That celebrates the end of the unfortunate Mr. Fawkes, point man in a plot to blow up Parliament, in London. His pals talked him into hiding all night with a match and 36 barrels of gunpowder theyd hidden in the basement under the House of Lords.Although Mr. Fawkes intended a mighty send-up come morning blowing the King, the Prince of Wales and other bigwigs to kingdom come somebody tipped off the guards. They found him and tortured him to death, which is why his effigy is thrown on top of burn piles in villages and towns all over Britain every year, while everybody celebrates yet another victory for the aristocracy.But that doesnt hold a candle to a good American fireworks show. The French also like fireworks often for use on Bastille Day, July 14, which first occurred in 1789, only 13 years after our own Independence Day on July 4, 1776. Theirs, of course, was nothing like ours. On their freedom day a lot of prisoners were executed without trial the innocent, the guilty (of royal blood, riches and a callous disregard for the starving mass of citizens), and anybody else who got in the way. What they did in the name of freedom makes tyranny look like a mild twin brother. Which brings us to the sunny Southwest coast. Since people here come from all over, as we Americans like to say, the roots of our annual fireworks spectacles reach back to every community in the United States that funneled its snow-weary, its travel-crazed, its sun-yearning masses way down south into Lee County And every one of us brings memories of fireworks here and in other places that seem to burst again above us each Independence Day, as part of this marvelous, magnificent American custom.Should anyone question the value of spending tens of thousands of dollars on the ephemeral and magnificent merely in the name of freedom, John Adams will rise from his grave and speak to the matter.A signer of the Declaration and a European ambassador, Mr. Adams was a politician so committed to the American cause that he once grabbed a rifle and climbed into the rigging of a ship transporting him and his son across the Atlantic, joining the Marines there and opening fire on a hostile British Navy vessel. He was also our second president. Mr. Adams will address the skeptics by ignoring the the constitution of fireworks: a variety of metals including strontium and lithium for reds, calcium (orange), sodium (yellow), barium (green), copper with halides (blue), cesium (indigo), potassium and rubidium (violet), along with some other stuff charcoal, iron or lampback for gold, and a variety of powders for white. He will ignore the nomenclature of design: the peony, a burst of colored stars with no tails; the chrysanthemum, the dahlia, the willow, the palm thats a burst at the top of a trunk of smoke or light, with several large fronds exploding off the main, and sometimes even little coconut explosions of color inside the palm effect; the ring, the spider, the Roman candle, the horsetail, the salute, and many more. But Mr. Adams will not ignore the American need for a brash, bold, booming July 4. Instead, he will use the words he once employed after our very first celebration, on July 4, 1777 at a moment when our independence was far from certain. He said this: (July 4) ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. And we say amen. 4THFrom page 1 Fourth of July events >> City of Naples Fourth of July Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3 Starts on Broad Avenue South and proceeds through downtown, winding up at Eighth Street South and Eighth Avenue South. For more information, visit www. >> Star Spangled Bonita Parade 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3 The parade presented by Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue will kick off the celebration of the holiday weekend. For more information, contact Arleen Sheehan at 949-6262 or e-mail Arleen. >> Independence Day in Everglades City Saturday, July 3 9:30 a.m., opening ceremony and ag-raising at City Hall 10 a.m., patriotic parade wends its way through town, nishing up at McLeod Park, where everyone is invited to enjoy a hot-dog lunch and arts and crafts sale. Prizes will be awarded for best-decorated parade entries, from swamp buggies to golf carts. Kids in patriotic dress will compete to be crowned Little Miss Firecracker and Little Mister Firecracker. 9 p.m., reworks over Everglades City For more information, call 695-2695. >> Miromar Outlets and Germain Arena 11th Annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 3 The festivities begin at 5 p.m., with live music by Geek Skwad, water-ski shows and the bloodmobile on-site. A reworks display over the lake begins at dusk. For more information, visit Fireworks on the Field Hammond Field, Fort Myers 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3 TIB Bank presents a reworks show to end the Fort Myers Miracle vs. St. Lucie Mets baseball game with a bang. Tickets for the game can be purchased at www. A Garden Celebration 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4 Naples Botanical Garden Come to the Naples Botanical Garden wearing red, white and blue and enjoy $5 off the regular price of admission. For more information, visit >> The Declaration of Independence 1 p.m. Sunday, July 4 Estero Community Park The Estero Historical Society invites the public to take part in a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Participants will form a circle and take turns reading small sections of the document (copies will be handed out). Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 498-5296 or 495-9761, or visit >> Star Spangled Bonita Party in the Park 6-9 p.m. Sunday, July 4 Riverside Park on Old 41 Music and games lead up to a laser light show and a reworks nale. For more information, call 949-6262 or e-mail >> Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza 9 p.m. Sunday, July 4 The Naples Pier The city of Naples celebrates the Fourth of July with reworks that can be seen from any Naples area beach. For more information, visit >> Fourth of July on the Water 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard the Naples Princess complete with food and reworks sponsored by the Naples Philharmonic League. $150 per person, with proceeds bene tting the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music programs. For more information, call 254-2777 or 435-3819.COURTESY PHOTO Almost as all-American as sparklers and parades, picnics are part of the Fourth of July from east to west and north to south. In Southwest Florida, culinary choices for appeasing your patriotic appetite abound. We suggest leaving the hot dogs and chips behind and trying these suggestions from some of our favorite chefs and suppliers. All Ashore PicnicNothing speaks to the fun of July Fourth like a day on the water, and with all that boating, youre sure to build up an appetite. Capt. Brien Spina of Captain Briens Seafood House on Marco Island is originally from Boston, where clambakes on the beach are frequent and festive. Here in Florida, the captains favorite way to treat his guests on the water is with his signature tropical shore picnic of a chilled seafood platter. You can assemble your own by arranging cooked (previously cracked) stone or snow crab and jumbo shrimp alongside cold fruit skewers of watermelon and pineapple. Be sure to bring plenty of mustard sauce, drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Place covered platter on a bed of ice in a cooler and top it with another layer of ice. Sushi One To GoSushi is practically picnic-perfect: Sushi One in Naples is known for preparing feasts of sushi and other seafood dishes for beach-bound customers and those who want a tasty treat to take along to an outdoor concert. Chefs Norio and Seto recommend their special California rolls, which can be customized to your liking. Theres also the Sexy Mama roll with spicy tuna, crab, asparagus and tempura. And sushi connoisseurs know that at Sushi Ones sushi tacos are worth celebrating all by themselves. Dont forget an order of edamame and a bottle of cold sake to create your own fireworks.Doc Fords FeastThe legendary character of Randy Wayne Whites Doc Ford series is alive and well in the spirit of the Doc Ford restaurants. Take a cue from Chef Kristopher Zook of Doc Fords on Sanibel Island for a great picnic island picnic (theres a Doc Fords on Fort Myers Beach, too). His chilled shrimp and tomato relish is spiked with spring onions lime juice and chopped cilantro. Chef Zook instructs picnickers to serve this uber-fresh Caribbean concoction on crispy water crackers and garnish with a dash of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. A bottle of nice champagne is always a good idea, too.DIY from WynnsHometown friendly Wynns Market has everything you need for a homemade picnic. The deli has all the fixins for a fabulous antipasto platter. Grab a can of cannellini beans and mix with your favorite peppers, garlic and olive oil to serve with a side of olives from the olive cart. Top it all off with a sharing plate of aged cheeses from France, Italy or Germany, and wash it all down with a chilled sauvignon blanc. For a light salad, consider adding a handful of arugula drizzled in lemon and olive oil and topped with a dollop of fig preserves. Ciao bella!Central Park Picnic Picnics in the park dont get any better than in New Yorks Central Park. City dwellers just love to stop by their favorite deli for sandwiches and accoutrements before heading to Strawberry Fields or the Great Lawn. Stage 62 Deli in Mercato in North Naples is the closest thing we have in Southwest Florida to a New York deli. Its known for its mile-high classic reuben, but because a hot sandwich will get soggy on the way to a July Fourth celebration, we suggest you opt for Stage 62s Jersey Boys sandwich. Dont forget the side of German mustard. Picnic EssentialsNo matter what foods you choose, the ingredients for a perfect picnic also include sunscreen, bug spray, lots of water and, of course, a picnic basket. Opt for a ready-made picnic basket that comes fully loaded (the compact dishes and hardware are made to fit the basket.) The best place to get a picnic basket with all the trimmings for under $100 is the Wal-Mart website, which features nearly 20 tricked-out baskets for all kinds of picnic occasions. Heres what we like: Sutherland Baskets Hexcited Picnic Basket This six-sided basket is made of willow and has a cool cotton quilted lining. It comes with ceramic plates, stainless steel cutlery, cotton napkins, a corkscrew and its own salt-and-pepper shakers. Sutherland Baskets Westbury Gardens Picnic Basket This one comes with service for four people and a cotton tablecloth. Its roomy enough for a plate of piled high sandwiches or a tasty tossed salad. Find both of these baskets, and more, at A July Fourth picnic: as American as apple pie BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly


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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Annie By The Naples Players July 2-Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or 101 Dalmatians Musical By KidzAct of The Naples Players July 9-11 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Cinderella Through July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422. Ad Lib Dinner and show by Naples City Improv at Freds Diner July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 4317928. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through July 25. 2784422 or New Play The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents the one-act play Picnic on the Battlefield, set on the battlefields of World War I. Show times are 7 and 8:30 p.m. July 2 in the Grand Atrium at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. 333-1933 or Thursday, July 1 Just Curious Germain Arena welcomes the world premiere tour of Curious George Live tonight through Saturday, with performances at varying times. or (800) 745-3000. Christian Music A Christian Night of Music starts at 6 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf. 417-2218. Village Nights The Village at Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights, with food and entertainment, from 6-9 p.m. 403-2204. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard host open mic night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Pop Quiz The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. Friday, July 2 Art Walk Fort Myers Enjoy art, music and food from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. Live Music The Wholetones Americana perform from 7-10 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf. 417-2218. TGIFF Enjoy live music and more from 6-10 p.m. as part of Mercatos monthly First Friday party. 403-2204. Saturday, July 3 Free Festival Whole Foods Market at Mercato hosts a free festival with live music and a cookout in honor of Independence Day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 552-5100. 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 Karaoke D.J. Hollie Brooks emcees karaoke from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main stage at Big Cypress Marketplace. 774-1690 or Classic Thriller Collier County Museums present The House on Haunted Hill, the 1958 film starring Vincent Price, at 1 p.m. at the museum in the Collier County Government Complex. Coming July 10: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, from 1943. Free. 252-8476. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail All That Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. Benefit Concert A concert for The Surf Mission starts at 8 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf with performances by Chaefin and Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers. $5 at the door. 417-2218. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center present Riverside Blues from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or Monday, July 5 Sweat The Small Stuff The Pub at Mercato holds Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, July 6 Free Movie Trumpet of the Swan starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples. Seating is firstcome, first-served. 597-4252. Party With Your Pooch Every Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove. Pups and their people can get acquainted, have a drink and a snack, with contributions accepted for the Naples Dog Park. Blues Tunes Listen to Ronnis Rockbottom Blues from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Dr. 417-2218. Free Film Gulf Coast Town Center presents Surfs Up as part of its free Cinema Under the Stars at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard at Market Plaza. Team Effort Team Trivia at Boston Beer Garden begins at 9 p.m. every Tuesday. 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, July 7 Walk It Off A walking tour of the historic Third Street South district sets out at 9 a.m. from Palm Cottage. Requested donations: $15 adults, $5 children, Naples Historical Society members $10. Reservations required: 261-8164. Free Film Hotel for Dogs begins at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples. Seating is first-come, firstserved. 597-4252. History Lesson The Collier County Museum presents a free lecture, The War of 1812, at 2 p.m. in the main museum at the Collier County Government Complex. Jazz Duo Hear Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean from 6-9 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Cafe, 2727 Bayshore Drive. 417-2218. Dance Nights Vergina hosts a Dancing under the Stars summer dance contest at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Final competition is set for Nov. 17. 659-7008 or Open Mic A Late-Night Open Mic takes place from 9-11 p.m. at Bayshore Landing Caf. 417-2218. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Upcoming events A Night Out Evening on Fifth is set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Stroll the avenue, shop, dine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to live bands. 435-3742 or Bluegrass Tunes Highway 41 South performs at Bayshore Landing Caf from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 9. 417-2218. Feelin Groovy Jim Witter returns to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10. $49. 597-1900 or Music Fest Germain Arena hosts the Home Grown 2010 Music Fest from 2-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, featuring 15 of the top unsigned bands in Florida. $10. Summer Films FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents summer foreign films from 1-4 p.m. on occasional Sundays at the Naples Center, 1011 Fifth Ave. S. Admission is $4 for RA members and $5 for others. July 11: Spirited Away. July 18: Bus 174. July 25: Rashomon. 425-3272 or e-mail Hot Stuff The Hyatt Place Coconut Point hosts a preview party to celebrate Estero Fire Rescues first firefighter calendar from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Enjoy barbecue, entertainment and raffles to benefit Partners COURTESY PHOTOJim Witter returns to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10.


WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., FREE DOZEN COOKIES WITH PURCHASE OF $10 OR MORE!Expires 7/15/10 Cookies ~ Cakes ~ Chocolates Made to order. in Breast Cancer and the Estero Safety Fund. $20. 390-8000 or Island Tunes The Art League of Bonita Springs Live at the Promenade! presents island sounds with John Frinzi and John Patti from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $15 members/$20 non-members. 495-8989. Music and More Third Thursday on Third is set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 15, on Third Street South, with music and entertainment. 434-6533. Solid Gold Barry Newman performs Memories of Gold, celebrating hits from the s and s, at noon Saturday, July 17, at the Big Cypress Dinner Theater in the Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 in advance for lunch and the show. 774-1690 or Time Warp The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers present The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 12:01 a.m. and at 8 and 11 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 14. $8 for members, $10 for others. Reservations recommended. 275-3435 or The Cove Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Headquarters Library and at 2 p.m. July 22 at Naples Regional Library. 593-0177 or 263-7768. Carnival of Madness Germain Arena presents Carnival of Madness, featuring Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust and 10 Years, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. Photo Show The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the Naples Center. 425-3272. More Bluegrass Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike perform bluegrass and Americana music from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Bayshore Landing Caf, 2727 Bayshore Drive. $15. 417-2218. Free SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel presents Late Night Brass in a free concert from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 24. The Mike MacArthur Band performs Aug. 28, and Denise Moore and Then Some wind up the series on Sept. 18. 261-2222. Kitties Galore The 19th annual Cat Show is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24-25 at the Araba Shriners Hall, 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers. 772-5399 or Ol Blue Eyes Ray Livosi performs his tribute to Frank Sinatra at noon Saturday, July 31, at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 in advance for lunch and the show. 774-1690 or Two of Three Three Dog Night founding members and lead vocalists Danny Hutton and Cory Wells are part of the show at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $60. 597-1900 or Send calendar listings to events@ COURTESY PHOTOThe Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 12:01 a.m. and at 8 and 11 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 14. $8 for members, $10 for others. Reservations recommended. 275-3435 or PHOTOGermain Arena presents Carnival of Madness, featuring Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust and 10 Years, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. 25%DISCOUNT ON EYE GLASSESSTUDENT EYE EXAMS $69 STUDENT SPECIAL Eye Exam Cataracts Glaucoma Lasik Glasses Contacts Adult and Pediatric Care 21 and underGood vision and healthy eyes are key in academic success. Rick Palmon, M.D. Richard M. Glasser, M.D. Penny J. Orr, O.D. Leonard Avril, O.D. Brian Marhue, O.D. Cannot be used in conjunction with any insurance or other promotions. Offer expires 10/31/2010NAPLES 594-0124


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 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 Fare07/02 : Fundraiser at McCoy Indigenous Park07/03 : Conch Republic Ladies Dolphin Tournament07/04 : Annual 4th of July Fireworks07/15 : Mel Fisher Days Its been a while since I attended college and grad school, but Im finding myself doing exactly what I would do back then, around this time of year: veg out. After end-of-term papers, all-nighters and finals, Id just want to sit in front of the television and watch something senseless. Id taxed my brain enough, and now I wanted to do something that didnt require much effort or thought. This year, after the demands of season, Im feeling much the same way. The synapses arent sparking like they usually do, maybe because I dont have two brain cells left to rub together. The unbearably humid weather only adds to the languid feeling. So and Im surprised Im even putting this in print Ive been watching Americas Got Talent on TV and online. In it, performers compete for $1 million and the opportunity to headline a show in Las Vegas. From what Ive seen so far, its a combination of The Gong Show, American Idol and an old-fashioned variety show, the kind Ed Sullivan used to host. Well, its not half as classy as what I remember The Ed Sullivan Show being. But Americas Got Talent has singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, impressionists, comedians, contortionists, sword swallowers, knife throwers, fire jugglers, gymnasts, aerialists and even a dog act. I havent seen anyone spinning plates yet. (But there was a teen who flew a kite indoors. It was oddly beautiful and Zen-like, like watching the plastic bag in American Beauty.) Americas Got Talent is a big freak show, the great melting pot of America, highlighting our greed, our quirks, our self-deception, our desperation, our ingenuity and, sometimes, our talent. The contestants have 90 seconds to impress judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, who sit with big red buttons in front of them, as if theyre going to nuke an offending country. If the performer manages to make it through his or her act without all three judges hitting their buttons, then the judges render their verdict as to whether the person goes on to compete in Las Vegas or not. Like American Idol, the judges travel to different cities to audition people: Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; New York City. At every stop, thousands of hopefuls turn out. Like The Gong Show, some performers deliver very strange acts that are devoid of any talent whatsoever; for example, the guy who attempted to play The William Tell Overture on turkey basters. The guy who tried to set fire to his genitals. The guy who thought wiggling his eyebrows was worthy of a million dollars. The woman who spun flaming swords and batons who, oh, by the way, was blind in one eye and admitted to having no depth perception. Guys who think they can dance. But cant. With or without their shirts on. People who think they can sing. But cant. Women who wear layers and layers of clothing and attempt to do a strip tease. (Yes, contestants, theres a reason why professional strip tease artists dont wear sweat pants and sneakers. Theres just no way to remove them in a sexy, graceful way.) The potential of winning a million dollars can make people do very strange things. Some people, you can tell, have an act and have been performing for a while. Others, it seems, woke up that morning and said to themselves, Gee, a million dollars. A Vegas show of my own! What can I throw together to try to win? And some people, I guess, just want to be on television, even if it means looking like a fool. Then there are the acts that are intentionally quirky: a deadpan magician who cant do magic, whose every trick fails or is obvious. A man from India who does impressions and sounds the same, no matter who hes impersonating: Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Arnold Schwarzenegger. I loved Mary Ellen, the 74-year-old retired machine operator with the beehive red hair, black eyebrows and bright red lipstick. She performed Patsy Clines Crazy, playing an electric piano as if it were the first time shed ever seen one. Two judges had already hit their red buttons, and half the audience was booing while the other half cheered her on. The flustered contestant hit a button her piano and the tempo speeded up. She sang faster and faster. And then she started yodeling. When it was over, Mr. Morgan told her graciously, There might have been one or two missed notes there. Mrs. Osbourne declared, Youre absolutely barking mad, but I love you! And Mr. Mandel confessed, I got you I love it. I dont know why I love it. I love looking at you. I love listening to you. And I love the yodeling I think Im in love! And she was on her way to Vegas. Some of the contestants obviously think theyre too sexy for words. One young woman sauntered out in a tooshort, too-tight purple dress and declared that she was a model, actress and singer. Her singing and dancing were horrible, and one of the judges told her, All that was missing was the pole. But some people actually do have sex appeal, such as the woman wearing a slinky, form-fitting black cat suit and mask and wielding a whip. Looking like a dominatrix, she told the judges she was going to paint. And what are you going to paint? Mr. Morgan wanted to know. Does it matter? a grinning Mr. Mandel asked. The woman couldve stood there for a minute and a half and done nothing, and I bet those two judges still wouldve sent her on to Vegas. And then there are the acts that really surprise you, the ones youve been hoping for but didnt know who theyd be. The American versions of Susan Boyle, if you will, who was discovered on Britains Got Talent. There have been a few. Michael Grimm, a humble, 30-year-old musician from Mississippi, performed You Dont Know Me, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. I wanted to hear more of his gritty, soulful voice. So did the judges. And 58-year-old Alice Tan Ridley knocked everyone out with her version of At Last, Etta James signature song. After the first two notes, you could tell Ms. Ridley was fabulous singer. After the first two lines, many in the audience were on their feet. Ms. Ridley, whos been singing in the subway for the past 20 years, happens to be the mother of Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscarnominated actress who starred in Precious. How come nobody signed you? Ms. Osbourne asked. Maybe someone will now. As for me, Ill keep watching Americas Got Talent. Hey, its summer. War and Peace and Proust can sit on the shelf for a few more weeks, until my brain cells grow back. ARTS COMMENTARY Americas got talent except when it doesnt e V e p O s NancySTETSON freak m erica, s our our e nt nd s to h aron h o sit e m, as i n g fool. He y, its summer W ar a nd P e a ce an d Proust can s it on the shel f fo r a fe w mo re weeks, until my brain cells gr ow ba ck


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 C9 GIVING Lisa and David Gonzales have strong feelings about The Immokalee Foundation and its impact on their 18-year-old son. The couple had high hopes for Johnnie when he became involved in The Immokalee Foundation and as a result joined the Future Builders of America program three years ago.What has The Immokalee Foundation done for our Johnnie? Lisa asked. Where do I begin without crying? The Immokalee residents have watched their son grow from a shy and awkward adolescent to a confident young man adept at public speaking. Johnnie graduated last month from Immokalee High School, where he was president of FBA. Hes blossomed into a very strong leader, his mother said. In a few months, they will watch him enter Edison State College on a full scholarship provided by The Immokalee Foundation. Its the first year the foundation has offered scholarships for its FBA students. In 2006, The Immokalee Foundation working in partnership with Collier County Public Schools, the Collier Building Industry Association and the Florida Home Builders Association brought the FBA program to Immokalee. Student participants get vocational and on-the-job training and have the opportunity for summer internships with area businesses. Students have held internship positions at Tri-City Electric, Made in Rio, D. Garrett Construction, Salazar Machine & Steel, Kraft Construction, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and the Immokalee Technical Center, among others. Johnnie Gonzales plans to become a civil engineer. That dream was born out of his experience with FBA, which emphasizes leadership, skill development, community service and preparation for post-secondary training and vocational success. It also allowed Johnnie and his fellow FBA members a chance to give back to the community. Since last year, the group has racked up more than 1,600 volunteer hours. They spend 10 weeks every summer working for Habitat for Humanity, building houses in the community. They also work closely with the CBIA to learn the appropriate skills. Their community service has been recognized nationally. Seven FBA students, including Johnnie, won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for logging more than 100 community service hours each. This program has completely changed the way Johnnie thinks about life and where he wants to go, Lisa Gonzales said. Both Lisa, 37, and David, 41, were born and raised in Immokalee and struggled during the recession after David lost his job as a site developer. He recently found employment. Lisa works as an office manager to help support their four children. The pressure that Johnnies scholarship takes off our shoulders is immense, Lisa said. And her son has his sights set on the future. The Immokalee Foundation has helped raise his goals. Johnnie has set high goals for himself, indeed. This summer he has a paid internship at Salazar Machine & Steel in Immokalee. When I am successful, my parents are going to travel all over the world, he said. Theyll have at least three houses. And hes not going to forget about all the people who helped him get there. My most important plan is to make sure I am a sponsor of The Immokalee Foundation to help people in the same way I was helped, Johnnie noted. Future Builders of America is just one of many successful programs generated by The Immokalee Foundation. Were proud of all of our students, said Liz Allbritten, the foundations executive director. We can offer opportunities and help talented students like Johnnie change the course of their lives. Since 1991, The Immokalee Foundation has been building pathways to success for many of the children in Immokalee through a variety of programs that focus on college scholarships, the development of vocational skills, mentorship, reading proficiency and after-school activities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the foundation offers a road map toward a brighter future by providing the children of Immokalee educational opportunities from early childhood through the start of their professional careers. It helps manage seven core programs: Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers and Community Grants. For more information about The Immokalee Foundation, call 430-9122 or visit Builder of America provides a strong foundation50s, 60s, 70s CRUISEFeaturing Joe Marinos Live Piano Show for reservations. PUZZLE ANSWERS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOThe Gonzales family, left to right, Charity, Michael, Lisa Johnnie, David and Faith.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 C11 If you want to see five comedians try to top one another with one-liners, Grown Ups is the movie for you. It would be a movie for everyone else, too, if it were consistently funny and had a story. After their old middle school basketball coach dies, five friends and their families reunite at a beautiful lake house. Even though none of these guys grew up to become a professional athlete, the premise is that the coach somehow made a big impact on all of their lives. Actually, thats just an excuse to get the guys together for some fun. If only we could have fun with them.Lenny (Adam Sandler) is a successful Hollywood agent with a fashionista wife (Salma Hayek) and three kids who text their nanny (Di Quon) to bring them hot chocolate. Eric (Kevin James) is a scruffy, likeable family man whose wife (Maria Bello) continues to breast feed their 4-yearold son. Kurt (Chris Rock) is a househusband whose wife (Maya Rudolph) supports him and their kids while his motherin-law (Ebony Jo-Ann) hates his guts. Rob (Rob Schneider) is a new-age holistic type whose wife (Joyce Van Patten) is much older than he, and Marcus (David Spade) is an aging ladies man.Mr. Sandler and Fred Wolf wrote the script but you have to wonder how much improv happened on the set, especially as the guys razz one another with one-liners as only old friends can do. Some of these quips are funny, but most feel desperate, as do most of the movies set pieces. Its as if ideas that were amusing on the page failed to translate when performed. For example, theres an excursion to a water park, and you can see everyone having a great time. But the comedy in this sequence the women ogling a hunk from afar, macho guy talk, cutting lines and basic stupidity with middle school rivals led by a guy named Dickie (Colin Quinn) doesnt feel natural, and none of it is very funny (exception: Sportscaster Dan Patrick has a humorous cameo as a ride guy who gets abused). When a good idea is well executed but still doesnt play as funny on screen, the blame goes to the director. In this case, however, Dennis Dugan cannot be blamed for the fact that theres absolutely no story here, and the faint family values he tries to shove down our throats barely register. Mr. Sandlers comedy troupe has certainly seen better days. Maybe he should go back out on his own, Mr. James and Mr. Spade should go back to TV, Mr. Rock should go back to standup and Mr. Schneider should just go away. One thing is for sure: Grown Ups isnt going to help any of their careers, and each needs all the help he can get. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at 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 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 (Mr. Chan) teaches a young kid (Jaden) kung fu after he moves to China with his single mother (Ms. 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, you might find this enjoyable. If you have, dont bother. Rated PG.Solitary Man (Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito) Down-on-his-luck car salesman Ben (Mr. Douglas) tries to put his life back together by sleeping around and talking his way back into business. Although its interesting to watch Ben freefall, and Mr. Douglas plays him well, you never feel sorry for Ben because he doesnt do much to help himself. From dark comedy to serious too often, leaving an imbalance. Rated R. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Grown Ups REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >> Grown Ups is Adam Sandlers fth collaboration with director Dennis Dugan. The others were Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and You Dont Mess with the Zohan. Did you know? danHUDAK Join Jacks Club!Join the Fun at Jacks! 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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. PounceBY NANCY HEBERLY, CAPE CORAL ___________________________ Florida Weekly staff members chose the two stories on this page as their overall favorites for the second round of the fiction challenge. Readers were asked to submit stories based on the photo seen here. We received nearly 50 submissions that showed an impressive array of talent throughout the community. If you didnt see your work in print, theres always round threeStaff favorites 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. Round threeHe left the doctors office at 4:30 that evening and phoned home. He said hed been called in to a late meeting and would be turning his phone off. He said the report from the doctor was fine and he was going back to the office. Hed be working late. The phone display said it was June 3, 2010. He drove west on the highway. He turned on the radio and then pushed the CD in and then pressed eject. He turned the radio off. The digital display said the outside temperature was 91. He turned off the highway and drove into town. He parked on a side street and walked to the town center. He went into the Palm City Pub on the corner and sat up at the bar. He ordered a Dewars on the rocks. He looked at his face in the mirror. He left the pub and walked back to his car. He drove through the town center and circled back to the highway. The light turned green. The car behind him beeped the horn. The light turned red. The car behind flashed its high beams. The light turned green. There was a rap on the window. He lowered the window and a man asked if he was all right. Yes, he said, he was fine. The man asked if he was crazy. He drove out onto the highway, crossed the median between palm trees, drove back to the intersection and crossed under the red light. Car horns blared. It was raining. He drove into town and parked on a side street. He went into the Palm City Pub and ordered a Dewars on the rocks. He looked at his face in the mirror. He looked down into his glass and swirled the ice cubes. He ordered another. He left the pub and crossed the street. The rain had already stopped. The street lamps were on. The road was still damp. He stepped up onto the walk and headed east. He put one hand in his pocket. He put his other hand in his other pocket. He took his hands out. He put them back in his pockets again.He stopped at the corner. A few people were standing in front of the display window of an art gallery. He stood in the back and looked at the pictures. He was dressed in slacks and a button-down shirt. Most of the other people were wearing sandals and shorts. The largest picture stood on a wooden frame. Some of the people were talking about it. They said the picture had been used as the cover of a magazine in the late s. It was a large illustration of small boys dressed as cowboys. They were acting out a back yard gunfight. One boy was shooting from behind a porch rail. Another boy was shooting from behind a tree. One boy in the foreground was lying dead in the grass and another boy was hit and falling down the porch steps. The boy on the grass had one eye open and he was smiling at the artist. PrognosisBY GEORGE COOK, FORT MYERS ___________________________


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The melody of The Star Spangled Banner was based on an 1814 British drinking song, To Anacreon in Heaven, that was written for a private good old boys (translate: mens) club. Then along came Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics we all know and set them to a key thats basically impossible to sing. Actually, it doesnt make any difference what key we try to play and sing it in: The expanse from high to low notes means men must have a vocal range that encompasses bass and tenor, and women must be able to sing tenor to high soprano. Were not talking about professional vocalists (or unprofessional vocalists like Roseanne Barr, who deliberately slaughtered the national anthem before thousands of sports fans and then proceeded to moon the crowd like the whole thing was a joke). Were talking about millions of ordinary people like you and me, people whose voices, once we reach 50 years old or so, simply cannot climb up and down the scale to high E or F or G without cracking. Its interesting to note that our leaders in Washington werent certain The Star Spangled Banner should be our national anthem, either. After all, it had been around since the War of 1812 (against the British, for years one of our staunchest allies). We remained without an official national anthem until finally, reluctantly, it was afforded national anthem status in 1931. In the meanwhile, two other eminently easier to sing, more appropriately worded, patriotic songs were becoming much loved throughout the country. America the Beautiful was composed in 1895 by Katharine Lee Bates, a professor and poet who was so overwhelmed by the beauty she saw everywhere as she traveled westward to a conference in Colorado, she penned the immortal words, which were shortly thereafter set to music by a prominent organist and choirmaster, Samuel Ward. It soon became the unofficial national anthem for the Boy Scouts of America, and has often been recommended to become our next national anthem. I love the song. It never fails to send chills down my spine when I hear: O beautiful, for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesty, Above the fruited plain. America! America! God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea. In my unscientific research over the past 10 years, however, God Bless America has been the unanimous song of choice among conductors and performers I have queried about a new national anthem. God Bless America was written in 1918 (and revised in 1938) by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant and a true patriot. Mr. Berlin, donated every penny he made from God Bless America to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. Not only that, but his family chose not to auction this song. Although they knew it would have garnered a fortune from eager bidders, Mr. Berlins three daughters recently donated the score to the Library of Congress. Part of the credit for the success of God Bless America must go to Kate Smith, who had Americans everywhere singing along with her as she performed it thousands of times on radio and stage. As World War II loomed on the horizon, Ms. Smith donated the proceeds of her every performance to the war effort. Her promotion of war bonds raised millions of dollars for our government. If our congressmen in Washington can be honest, God Bless America is clearly their choice, too. Remember the terrifying, dark day of 9/11, when people jumped and fell from the Twin Towers as first one and then the second collapsed? Remember our congressmen, in a show of strength, standing on the steps of the Capitol? Remember the song they sang? God bless America! Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her, Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam. God bless America, our home sweet home. God bless America, our home sweet home. Lest you think once a national anthem, always a national anthem is the rule of law for countries around the world, let me assure you that any number of countries have, or are debating, changing their national anthem. Its time for a change. Its time to give Americans a song they can embrace with pride and most importantly a song they can sing. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. God Bless America: A plea for a new national anthem PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH


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C22 WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session SUMMER WINE SERIES Wildside Cafe is located at Carillon Place Shopping Center at the corners of Airport and Pine Ridge road in the heart of Naples, Florida. BUY 1 GET 1 FREEValid from 7am 2:30pm7 Days a Week*With purchase of 2 beverages *Not valid with any other offerExpires 7/8/2010 (239) 649-0559 wildsidecafe.org5026 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34105 THURSDAY, JULY 1, 9 P.M. Ken Burns American Stories The West: The Grandest Enterprise Under God (1868-1874) Part 5 The transcontinental railroad opens a new era in the West. FRIDAY, JULY 2, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Feeding Our Neighbors At the third annual Hunger Summit in Fort Myers, regional food pantry leaders learned about a program that closed the food gap in a western Michigan county within four months. Has Feeding America found the solution to hunger in the worlds richest country? This special edition of Connect! looks at how the Harry Chapin Food Bank is considering Feeding Americas model to eradicate the 2.5 million pound monthly food gap in Southwest Florida, as well as other hunger initiatives. SATURDAY, JULY 3, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Providence Hour 3 A collection of 20th-century Remington ammunition-themed calendars; a set of Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer prints; and a 1923 bronze automobile hood ornament. SUNDAY, JULY 4, 8 P.M. A Capitol FourthAmericas biggest and brightest birthday This week on WGCU TVparty celebrates 30 years on air, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Jack Everly, principal pops conductor of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts. Actor Jimmy Smits hosts. (Repeats at 9:30 p.m.) MONDAY, JULY 5, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Salt Lake City Hour 1 A Mormon folk art quilt; a rare Utah landscape painting; and an archive of Philip Margetts career. TUESDAY, JULY 6, 9 P.M. Carrier: All Hands On Part 1 On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the USS Nimitz pulls out of California and sets a course for Hawaii. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 8 P.M. David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece SpecialWith glamour, charm and fascinating stories, David Suchet (Poirot) hosts an excursion aboard the modern-day Orient Express.9 P.M.Baseball: The National Pastime Part 6The sixth inning of Ken Burns landmark 1994 series leads off with the season of 1941. Then the war intervenes and the best players become soldiers. Python Wars airs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, on NatGeo Explorer. The Everglades is an established breeding area of the Burmese python, one of the largest, most powerful snakes in the world. The biologists waging this python war have one objective: to preserve the ecological balance of the Everglades. Can they protect Florida's native species by stopping the pythons, or is it already too late? Coming Friday on the National Geograpic network


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FortMyers239-590-9994|Naples239-593-9499 CapeCoral239-458-8700|$2.59Tastier HappierHealthier ONEFREE KidsMealWithadultmeal&drink purchase!LIMIT2Oneoriginalcouponpercustomerper visit.Offerexpires07/31/10at participatingSWFloridalocations. Dine-in&take-out. WOW!99 KidsMealWithadultmeal purchase!LIMIT2Oneoriginalcouponpercustomerper visit.Offerexpires07/31/10at participatingSWFloridalocations. Dine-in&take-out. + = OurKidsMealsare winnersstartingat Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News Bonita choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Uncle Sam has been an important symbol in the United States since the War of 1812. The name was first seen in print in a book written in 1816. Todays Uncle Sam, with top hat, striped jacket and beard, was drawn for a 1917 recruiting poster. The image was soon copied in books, games and toys. One famous Uncle Sam machine was a strength tester. For a penny, you could grab his hand and squeeze as hard as you could. The arrow on the dial told how firm your grip was. If you scored 300, a bell rang. The Uncle Sam grip test, 76 inches tall, is made of enameled iron and has an oak cabinet base. The first machines were made by Caille Brothers Co. in about 1908. It was copied by the International Mutoscope Co. in the 1920s and again in 1978 by a private company that sells the machines today. An old machine was sold by Showtime Auction Services in April 2010 for $26,400. Q: I have a replica of the Liberty Bell that swings and rings. The bell is attached to a wooden block. Inside the bell it says, J.I. Houck, Pottstown, Pa. Under the wooden block is a label that says Bailey Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia. Its dated U.S. Pat. No. 2444611. Im curious about those companies. A: Your Liberty Bell is a bank, but it wasnt made in the 1800s. Jonathan I. Houck of Pottstown received a patent for his bellshaped bank in 1948. Coins were inserted in the slot in the wooden hanger and dropped into the bell, which could be opened at the bottom. Bailey Banks & Biddle was a famous jewelry store with branches in several cities. It traced its history back to 1832 (the date on your bank), when Joseph T. Bailey began working as a silversmith. Joseph T. Bailey II went into partnership with George W. Banks and Samuel Biddle to form Bailey, Banks & Biddle in 1878. The company was bought by Zales in 1961, but the brand name was kept. Following other corporate changes, all Bailey, Banks & Biddle stores closed in 2009. Your Liberty Bell bank sells for about $25 today. Q: My mother gave me her small jug in the shape of Uncle Sams head. I remember it from my childhood in the 1940s and s. The bottom is marked Uncle Sam, Royal Winton, Grimwades, Made in England. The jug is about 3 inches tall. Can you tell me its history and value? A: Brothers Leonard and Sidney Grimwade founded their ceramics company at the Winton Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1885. Known as Grimwades Bros., then Grimwades Ltd., the company eventually specialized in making chintz dishes. Most are marked Royal Winton, the trade name Grimwades adopted in 1929. Royal Winton character jugs were made from the 1920s until the 1940s. Uncle Sam was made in two sizes, 3 and 4 inches tall. Your smaller jug sells for about $40 to $50. Q: I have a historical newspaper dated Aug. 15, 1945. The top story is PEACE, Shooting Ends in the Pacific. President Truman Announcing End of War. Can you tell me what this newspaper is worth? A: The value of an old newspaper is based on the historical importance of the news on the front page and the newspapers rarity. News of the end of World War II was published in virtually every newspaper in the United States and around the world. Because it was such an important event, many people saved their newspaper from that day. A complete newspaper is worth more than just one page. If the main story on the front page is continued to back pages, you need to have those pages. To preserve your newspaper in the best condition, store it flat with the pages unfolded. If folded, it may discolor or fall apart along the fold. The paper can be wrapped in acidfree tissue paper and laid flat in a box with a lid on it. You can buy acid-free paper and boxes from several different companies. The box should be stored in a dry, cool place, not in a hot attic or damp basement. You can even buy an archival scrapbook that is large enough to hold a full-size newspaper. If you are just keeping the front page, you might want to frame it. The value depends on which newspaper you have. Copies range from a framed Washington, D.C., newspaper at $395 to copies from small cities at less than $100. Q: I have been handed down a 4-inch green carnival glass basket. An elk head and a clock are embossed on the inside, along with 10 stars around the edge and Parkersburg, B.P.O.E. The name Arcade novelty offers firm shake for the fourthKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL Taylor is on the outside of the basket. Can you tell me something about it? A: Your basket was made in the early 1980s by Fenton Art Glass Co. of Williamstown, W.Va. Original carnival glass souvenir pieces made by Fenton for the 1914 Parkersburg, W.Va., convention of the BPOE (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) included only a plate, bowl and bell. An original plate in green can sell for more than $2,000. Dorothy Taylor (the Taylor on your basket) asked Fenton to make new Elks pieces like your basket for her Encore Glass Club. Your basket sells today for about $30. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use. 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. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.COURTESY PHOTOUncle Sam will shake your hand for a penny or you could have bought him for $26,400 at a Showtime auction in Ann Arbor, Mich. This iron penny arcade machine is a grip tester. It measures the force of your grip. Score 300 and you ring a bell, impressing all your friends in the arcade. d e o f ll me m ad e n ton a m c arHO T O r u c tio n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n o n a t he 0 0 s sin g de.


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The Ricky King Childrens Fund enriches the lives of children with disabilities in Southwest Florida by providing essential medical equipment in times of need.For more information or to sign up, call Tom Rossetti at 216-7363 or e-mail Experience St. Andrews at PGA SuperstoreTee off The first of its kind in Southwest Florida, a virtual golf tournament to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful is under way through July 31 at the PGA Tour Superstore. Competition is on the superstores high-tech simulators. Golfers schedule a tee time at their convenience to experience The Olde Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, site of the British Open. The course simulators are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. A weekly e-mail with the leader board standings is sent to all participants. The grand prizewinner will receive a trip for two to the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February 2011. Second place is a VIP pass for two for a day at the Shark Shootout. Third place is a VIP pass for two for the Ace Group Classic. Bring your own clubs, or test-drive a complimentary set of demonstration clubs. Soda, water, snacks and player bag provided. Golfing options are nine holes (play time approximately 60-90 minutes) for $25 per golfer or 18 holes (play time 3-3 hours) for $40 per golfer. For more information, call Cher Compton at 580-8319 or e-mail Bonita Bay adds discounted rounds to golf bookBonita Bay has added 12 discounted rounds at its Cypress and Sabal golf courses to the 2010 Ultimate Experience Golf Book, which is sold by the ACE Group Classic. The book costs $130 and has 178 discounted rounds at 22 golf courses. It is available at the PGA TOUR SuperStore or by calling 593-3900 or visiting Shark Shootout booklet on saleThe newest edition of the Shark Shootouts Player Pass is now available in Southwest Florida. The premier golf booklet costs $110 and features one weekly grounds pass to the Shark Shootout and 52 rounds of golf at 13 championship courses throughout Naples. To order, call 254-9770. Golf Channel tour hits Olde CorkscrewThe Golf Channel holds its amateur tour at Olde Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero on Saturday, July 17. Tee time for the stroke play event is 11:15 a.m. Registration is $120 and must be completed by Tuesday, July 13. For more information, call James Stockman at 593-3485 or 404-8692, or or e-mail Date set for FGCU Founders CupThe 19th annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founders Cup is set for Friday, Oct. 15, at Grey Oaks Country Club. A buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by tournament play with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. An awards reception and dinner will follow the game.Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. A championship sponsor level for $2,500 includes a four-player team and logo on a sponsors golf towel. 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C26 WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A VEE Corporation Production in association with Universal Pictures Stage Productions and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. CG: & 2010 Universal Studios and/or HMH. 48069 6/10 VEE Corp orati onPr oduct ioni nass ociat ionw ithU niver salP ictur esSt ageP roduc tions and Hough tonM iffli nHa TICKETS START AT $13! curiousgeorgelive.comTickets: Box Ofce 800-745-3000 .com JULY 1-3 The New Live Stage Musical starring Curious George! (Additional fees may apply.) Early Bird$19 from 11:30am to 6pmLate Bird$24 from 6pm to close (three courses)300 FIFTH AVE. S. NAPLES, FLORIDA 239.262.4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 Bar Only complimentary buffet & LIVE MUSIC A TASTE OF Elegance WWW.NAPLES.BICEGROUP.COM50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE(under $120 only) Available Lunch Daily Available Dinner Mon-ThursLUNCH SPECIALS$9 Sandwiches with free salad and french friesLIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM TO 6PM TO GO MENU GET 10% OFFJOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO GET DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS For Reserva ons Call 239-403-3020Now Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! $135 ppONE WAY Friday-MondayDeparts Naples 9 am Departs Key West 10:15 am 1485 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 3, Naples239-304-9754 www.patrics.comBREAKFAST, LUNCH & MOREOpen Every Day 6:30 am 2:00 pm Free wireless internet Free deliveryAvailable VenuePACE Center for Girls-Collier, a prevention, counseling and academic program for at-risk teens, presents Sock It To Me on Saturday, July 24, at The Collection at Vanderbilt.PACE has called on New York City event producer Michael Biondo of Michael Biondo Lifestyle Design to orchestrate what promises to be a groovy trip back through the 1960s. Eight-thousand square feet of space will be fashioned into a Warhol-esque factory for the fun. Guests will be greeted by a Pan-Am flight crew and escorted into a time machine for transport to a retro boutique stocked with s-style clothing, wigs, jewelry and accessories. The main lounge will feature the evenings signature cocktail, the Sock-It-Tini, and other premium cocktails. VIP guests will have entree to a number of exclusive theme rooms, including the Jacqueline Kennedy White House Suite; the Beatnik Caf, featuring an artist creating a work of art that will be auctioned at the evenings end; the Valley of the Dolls Lounge; and the Flower Power Garden, filled with work by local artists. Guests in each of the theme rooms will be treated to concierge service throughout the evening. Reserved dance floor tables also are available for a front row seat to the action with tableside service. The iconic Laugh-In joke wall has been recreated center stage as a backdrop for the nights entertainment. Sock It To Me is Mr. Biondos firstever Naples charity event. He has 20 years of experience in the fields of fashion, event planning and interior ambiance. He has worked with celebrity and private clientele and has been featured in a number of national and international publications and television. Other event contributors and sponsors include Bank of Naples, Toeds, daas Gallery, The Collection at Vanderbilt, Artistic Science, R&R Construction, Brochure Factory, CaterMasters, Lowes, Emack & Bolios, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios, Masquerade, Vox Now Studios, Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery, Habitat for Humanity, Expression of Art, Fauxtastic Dreamscapes LLC, Alfa Media, Lifestyle Family Fitness, Matthew Duignan Paperhanging, Inc., United Rentals, Taylor Rentals, Avow Hospice and Jennifer Ziegelmaier Photography. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and are listed on the event website, Tickets are $150 per person. Pricing for VIP rooms and tables is also listed on the website. For more information, call Jacqueline Buyze at 404-6926, Martha Bibby at 293-4518 or Danielle Taylor-Fagan at 377-9864. Sock it to summer for PACE Bistro Italiano SUMMER HOURS TUESDAY SATURDAY 4 PM-10 PM *SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. GOOD FROM 4-6:60 P.M. MUST MENTION THIS AD.$35$25ALL NIGHTHAPPY HOUR 47 AT THE BAR 25% OF ALL APPETIZERS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Join us onFriday,July 9th, 2010 From 4:00 pm 7:00 pm Salon Summer Sundown Hair Event We look forward to seeing you! Country Club Attire Required Cancer alliance kids organizing fashion showKIDSCAN, the junior volunteer program of the Cancer Alliance of Naples, is staging Swing Into Style, a fashion show at the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples Plaza at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, to raise college scholarship funds for local high school students who are either battling cancer or who have family members who are fighting the disease. Members of five Collier County high school golf and tennis teams and their friends will model the latest in golf and tennis clothes Guests will be able to win rounds of golf or tennis lessons at are country clubs, hotel weekends, dinners and other prizes, by playing virtual golf or chipping in sand inside the PGA Tour Superstore. A Best Model competition will raise more scholarship dollars for kids with cancer. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults and can be purchased online at it was founded two years ago, KIDSCAN has raised $11,500 and awarded seven scholarships to graduating seniors from Immokalee, Lely, Gulf Coast and Golden Gate high schools. Scholarship winners are kids who have cancer themselves or who have parents or siblings with cancer, who were accepted to college but could not go without financial help.KIDSCANs junior board of directors represent Community School of Naples and St. John Neumann, Naples, Gulf Coast and Barron Collier high schools. Parker Borelli, 2010 graduate of Community School of Naples, is directing Swing into Style with assistance from Gwen Hooley, KIDSCAN president and 2010 graduate of Naples High.For more information about KIDSCAN, call the Cancer Alliance of Naples at 436-4673. 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. Potential sponsors and volunteers, as well as doctors who would like to perform in the benefit, are encouraged to call 498-9884. 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 201011 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 NCH Cardiology Program. The evening 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 4364511 or e-mail Ring in 2011 with Paul Anka and the PhilharmonicIts never too early to make plans for New Years Eve. Ring in 2011 with Paul Anka and members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Phil. Early birds can celebrate with champagne and hors doeuvres at 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. performance. Those who like to stay up late can enjoy a 9:30 p.m. performance followed by dessert and champagne. Either way, tickets are $129 per person, $200 for limited guest circle seating. Reserve your spot now by calling 597-1900. The Help author will address League ClubThe League Club will welcome Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, as the guest speaker at its luncheon on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Naples Grande. Tickets will be available for sale late this calendar year. For more information, call 353-3100. SAVE THE DATE u R itz willben


C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Dine Like Royalty at ShulasAn evening with Princess Dianas chef and hairdresser to benefit Bosom Buddies, the NCH Mammogram Foundation and The von Liebig Art Center Scholarship FundRitz-Carlton reception for Gulfshore Lifes 2010 Top Doctors 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@ Jacob Goldberger, Janice and MIchael Danzig and Jeffrey Lewis Stuart Bergman, Carolyn Langford, William Figlesthaler, Keith Veres, Nicolas Zouain and Michael Smith 1 2 34 5 61. Maggie Rogers-Kline, Gloria Bussey, Jess King, Nancy Curran, Ellen Russell, Grant Shields and Preston Ragdale2. Bernadette La Paglia and Darren McGrady, former Buckingham Palace chef and personal chef to Princess Diana3. Kathleen Midnet and Stephanie Roster 4. Tammy DeCaro and Dr. Allen Weiss5. Joetta and Fred Abbazio6. Maurica Hurley


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 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@ Luc, Trudy and Madelyn Kellum2. Stacy and Nathan Brooks3. Donna Frogge, Michael Junkroski and Mark Gionfriddo4. Rhett and CJ Langston, Bruce Frogge1. From left to right: Troy Drayton, Mariela Campuzano, Yanielle Montero, Jennifer Fernandez, Lilly Robbins, Fabiola Romero, Ashton Landgraf, Natalie Diaz, Brian Hartline and Nate Garner2. Miami Dolphins mascotCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOSNathan Brooks and Friends at Bayshore Landing CafA sneak listen to a new album, Dream in TruthsMiami Dolphins Day at Mercato 1 2 1 2 3 4


Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Expect Only The Bestfrom Naples Best Steak House, There is only one Perfect NFL Season, and only one place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience. QUICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Sunday11:30 AM 2:30 PM8 oz. Prime RibFrench Dip Reuben Sandwich Coaches Steak Sandwich Turkey Burger Blackened Chicken Alfredo Barbecue Beef Sandwich Hawaiian Chicken Salad Soup and Salad Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Reservations Always Suggested 239-321.5015 Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 594-5557The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb, spicy seafood gilani and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. On this night a talented belly dancer performed, adding another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Escargot 41, 4339 Tamiami Trail N.; 793-5000Naples is blessed with several excellent French restaurants, but Escargot 41 is one of the best. Never mind that its tucked into the corner of the nondescript Park Shore Shopping Center. Step inside and its as if youve traveled to a well-to-do Parisian bistro with food and service to match. Chef Patrick Fevrier is a master of French cuisine, while his wife, Jackie, is a gracious hostess. Choose from several escargot dishes (I liked Peters Fricassee 41). The salmon cured in sea salt, coated in coffee and smoked, is superb. The lobster bisque was classic and rich. Yellowtail snapper in lemon butter and caper sauce was a nightly special, that was worthy of the designation. No cloyingly sweet duck here. Chef Fevriers version is rubbed in garlic salt, roasted until the skin is just lightly crisp and the flesh still moist, then finished with a savory plum port wine sauce. For dessert, an ethereal raspberry souffl was worth every calorie. Beer and wine served. (The wine list is exceptional even for a much larger establishment.) Food: Service: Atmosphere: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-andvegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papa-ya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Mister Five, 1716 Airport Road S.; 262-1555This tiny establishment packs a big diner punch with its down-home menu on which everything yes, everything is $5. This Jersey-style diner is the brainchild of 20-something Anthony Chinaglia, whose family hails from the Garden State. Breakfast is served all day, including tuxedo pancake (with dark and white chocolate chips and chocolate sauce). We tried super crisp chicken wings with a just-right hot and sweet sauce; a Cape Cod salad, with lettuce, dried cranberries, apple slices, walnuts, tomato and onions; a creditable Philly cheese steak; and a fried fish sandwich that was surprisingly good given that said fish was inexpensive basa. The accompanying fries were crisp and tasty, too. I cant think of a place other than fast-food joints where you get food for this price and none that equal its quality. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C. political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find suitable options as well. The menu changes regularly so some dishes arent going to be available but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS casual may seem like b ut not at Fran k a n d T h ou gh t. th e counter knowledge r yo u order i c an d h ea l t h y, an allf ruit-ando othie ( I loved the a with p in ey a n a l e ) f e g er o r the solid e nu changes ay s features This tiny establi d iner pu nc h wit h its wh ic h e veryt h is $ 5. Th is th e b rai n A nth o fami l de n se i c wit h s weet sau c with lettu c ap ple slic e a n d onion s c heese st e san d wic h good giv i nexpen s p anyin g


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 1-7, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, July 1, 5-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample a variety of wines with proceeds benefitting the City of Naples Dog Park; $25 (includes wine and appetizers), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Saturday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market, an air-conditioned indoor farmers market, featuring fresh produce, jams and salsa, smoked meats and dish, prepared foods and artisanal products; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, July 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Whole Foods: The market hosts a festival of organic and allnatural food and fun with live music and a sausage fest cookout (including veggie sausage) or all-natural hamburgers, plus chips and a drink for $5; register to take part in the team member/ customer watermelon-eating contest set for 12:30-1 p.m. with winners receiving $25 gift cards; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, July 3, noon-2 p.m., Sur la Table: Attend a cooking demonstration staged by Sur la Table and McCormick & Schmicks; Mercato, 9105 Strada Place; 591-4394. Sunday, July 4, 5-10 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Celebrate Frances contribution to Americas War of Independence with $15 entre specials and a prime view of the citys fireworks from the cafs lawn; 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. 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 8 to 14 years where they will learn safe food handling, knife skills, table service and etiquette and general cooking technique; $350, 26501 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 337-3744. Reservations required. Wednesday, July 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Discover the diversity of Sonoma Valley wines; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, July 7, 6 p.m., The Sauce Lady: Ela Vivonetto, aka The Sauce Lady, is a second-generation Italian chef who will demonstrate five-minute meals at weekly cooking classes through October; $20, 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ e r g$5 ; re gem be r/ c onte st n ers t o, m f 12 t re co m M & Stuc k Pi g KI to B ch One look at Old 41 Restaurants menu and I instantly knew I was home. Scrapple. Hoagies. Cheese steaks on Amoroso rolls! Whod have thought Id find a little piece of my birthplace, Philadelphia, in a strip center along Old 41 in Bonita Springs? For those unfamiliar with the culinary lingo of the City of Brotherly Love, allow me to translate: Scrapple: A Pennsylvania Dutch concoction that blends pork trimmings, cornmeal, flour, spices and you dont want to ask what else is in there. Just know that it tastes great with eggs. Hoagie: The Philadelphia version of a sub, hero, po boy, grinder, torpedo. Philly cheese steak: Thin-sliced steak (rib eye or eye round), cheese and onions on an Amoroso roll. Youve likely seen some version of the cheese steak in any number of dining establishments. It is a rare restaurant that can conjure up the real thing, complete with the classic Italian roll created by the 106-year-old family-owned Amoroso Baking Co., a Philadelphia treasure. Even those whove never set foot in Philadelphia and who find scrapple scary and hoagies uninteresting will find plenty to like about Old 41, the best modern version of a diner Ive encountered in the Sunshine State. A smiling hostess swiftly seated us in a comfortable booth. An equally chipper server appeared shortly thereafter and brought us water and cups of hot coffee. The dining room is L-shaped with the kitchen at the midpoint. Walls are a rainbow of cheery pastel yellow, green, orange and blue, with just a few well-placed framed prints adding splashes of color. Beyond the color scheme, what I noticed most was how clean everything was. The service station with coffee, iced tea and a computer terminal was immaculate. No table went uncleared for more than moments after a party left. Even the bathroom was spotless, despite the fact that the restaurant had been open for five hours by the time I visited. Because both breakfast and lunch are available, the choices are many and it will likely be hard to decide on just one dish. At my table, we split the difference, with my companion opting for breakfast as I headed straight for the cheese steak. While we waited for our food to arrive, I checked out what our neighbors were eating. I saw a well-stuffed tuna and cheese hoagie, a perfectly rendered bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on toast and a plate piled high with lovely golden onion rings. When our dishes came, they were equally appealing. My companions spinach, feta and onion omelet ($8.95) had just the right balance of ingredients so that each was noticeable, but didnt overpower the others. It came with a choice of home fries or grits and toast or an English muffin. He chose the home fries, which had great flavor, with some crisp, browned pieces amidst the softer chunks and not a trace of greasiness. The English muffin was properly toasted, too. My cheese steak ($8.95) didnt disappoint. The aforementioned roll was lightly grilled then filled with thinly sliced steak and grilled onions along with melted American cheese. I skipped the optional banana peppers, but they are available should you want them. While theres great debate on whether the sandwich should contain Cheez Whiz or American (some even say Provolone) cheese, Im from the American camp. Its not as gooey as Cheez Whiz and has a more delicate flavor. The result was a terrific, authentic version of this regional classic. The fries that came with it were golden brown, hot and devoid of grease; the pickle was crisp and tart. We shared a boardwalk waffle sundae for two ($5.25) for dessert. Half of a large Carbons malted waffle came blanketed with two generous mounds of Royal Scoop vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and two cherries. The waffle was warm and crisp, the ice cream had rich vanilla flavor with just enough syrup and whipped cream. It was a great dessert to share, but its also available in a half size for those who cant tempt a dining partner into indulging. Throughout our meal our server checked on us regularly, refilling our coffee and water and making sure we were happy with our food. We were. There are so many reasons to like Old 41, but they all boil down to one common element: quality. The management obviously cares about offering great food made with top-notch ingredients. The staff is efficient and hospitable. And the atmosphere is casual but well maintained. Old 41 is an all-around winner. karenFELDMAN l FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Old 41 serves heaping helpings of diner-style comfort fare Old 41 Restaurant, >> Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Breakfast, $3.75-$9.95; lunch, $4.50-$8.95; childrens dishes, $4.50$5.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Booths and conventional tables and chairs >> Specialties of the house: Biscuits with homemade sausage gravy, homemade corned beef hash, Carbons malted Belgian waf es, omelets, Philly cheese steak, hot roast beef sandwich, hoagies, hamburgers, corned beef on rye, rice pudding >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 25091 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs; 948-4123 or 948-4190 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYBehold the classic Philadelphia cheese steak, complete with Amoroso roll.KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: A fluffy omelet has just the right balance of feta cheese, onions and spinach. Right: The boardwalk waffle sundae marries a Carbons malted waffle with two mounds of Royal Scoop ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry. Th e t he ki t a ra i gr e f e w i KARENFELDMAN/FLORIDAWE ev v er e er er er er e r e yt yt hi h h ng was o n io b al a no t i ot t o o t t h e fr ie e e mu m h ap a li gh g s l ic e wit h t h e e EEK LY Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y b a lr i es e ds p, EEK LY Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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Ask for 802NA9028804. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 802NA210006832. 1-866-657-2300 OPPORTUNITY CAPE CORAL$139,900 Short Sale. Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 802NA210009730. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE ONE BEDROOM$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 802NA210006817. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location Ask for 802NA210003287. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING TOWNHOUSE STRATFORD PLACE$129,000 Sold as is with right to inspect. Stratford Place gated community, close to shopping, restaurants, library and beaches. Ask for 802NA210020576. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$105,000 open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry Ask for 802NA210019435. 1-866-657-2300 2 / 2 / 1 WITH GOLF BUNDLE$101,898 Wow Bundled Golf that has a great course Par 72 Clubhouse and dining Ask for 802NA210003374. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED VICTORIA LAKES CONDO$97,000 Sold as is with right to inspect. Cute condo in Victoria Lakes community. Two bedroom 2 bath Ask for 802NA210019734. 1-866-657-2300 4 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR GARAGE$79,750 4 bed 2 bath on 1.14 acres priced to sell yesterday needs some paint and carpet and a little TLC Ask for 802NA210009867. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED TWO BATH ONE CAR GARAGE$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES GOLDEN GATE ESTATES +HOME$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA210005498. 1-866-657-2300 PRICED TO SELL$60,000 Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today Well kept home Ask for 802NA9024760. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$59,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 ENCLAVE AT NAPLES$52,000 Beautiful 2 bed 1 bath first floor condo Perfect starter or vacation condo Ask for 802NA210019093. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$49,900 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 802NA210008303. 1-866-657-2300


Continued Strong Pace for Existing-Home Sales JULY 1-7, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HOT BAR VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE! www.LevitanMcQuaid.comExisting-home sales remained at elevated levels in May on buyer response to the tax credit, characterized by stabilizing home prices and historically low mortgage interest rates, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Gains in the West and South were o set by a decline in the Northeast; the Midwest was steady. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million units in May, down 2.2 percent from an upwardly revised surge of 5.79 million units in April. May closings are 19.2 percent above the 4.75 million-unit level in May 2009; April sales were revised to show an 8.0 percent monthly gain.Buyers Face Purchasing DelaysLawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said he expects one more month of elevated home sales. We are witnessing the ongoing e ects of the home buyer tax credit, which well also see in June real estate closings, he said. However, approximately 180,000 home buyers who signed a contract in good faith to receive the tax credit may not be able to nalize by the end of June due to delays in the mortgage process, particularly for short sales. In addition, many potential sales are being delayed by an interruption in the National Flood Insurance Program. Florida and Louisiana, also impacted by the oil spill, have the highest percentage of homes that require ood insurance. As the leading advocate for homeownership issues, NAR is supporting Senate amendments to extend the home buyer tax credit closing deadline through September 30 for contracts written by April 30, and to renew the ood insurance program. Sales and related local economic activity would have been higher without delays in the closing process or ood insurance issues, Yun noted.Housing Still AffordableAccording to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, xed-rate mortgage fell to 4.89 percent in May from 5.10 percent in April; the rate was 4.86 percent in May 2009. e national median existing-home price for all housing types was $179,600 in May, up 2.7 percent from May 2009. Distressed homes slipped to 31 percent of sales last month, compared with 33 percent in April; it was also 33 percent in May 2009. NAR President Vicki Cox Golder said home prices have been stabilizing all year. With distressed sales at roughly the same level as a year ago, the gain in home prices is a hopeful sign that the market is in a good position to stand on its own without further government stimulus, she said. Very a ordable mortgage interest rates and stabilizing home prices are encouraging home buyers who were on the sidelines during most of the boom and bust cycle. Pending home sales are expected to decline notably in May and June from the spring surge, but Yun added that job growth and a manageable level of foreclosures are keys to sales and price performance during the second half of the year.Inventory FallingA parallel NAR practitioner survey shows rst-time buyers purchased 46 percent of homes in May, down from 49 percent in April. Investors accounted for 14 percent of transactions in May compared with 15 percent in April; the remaining sales were to repeat buyers. All-cash sales were at 25 percent in May, edging down from a 26 percent share in April. Total housing inventory at the end of May fell 3.4 percent to 3.89 million existing homes available for sale, which represents an 8.3-month supply at the current sales pace, compared with an 8.4-month supply in April. Raw unsold inventory is 1.1 percent above a year ago, but is still 14.9 percent below the record of 4.58 million in July 2008. Single-family home sales declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million in May from a pace of 5.06 million in April, but are 17.5 percent above the 4.24 million level in May 2009. e median existing single-family home price was $179,400 in May, which is 2.7 percent above a year ago.Single-family median existing-home prices were higher in 16 out of 20 metropolitan statistical areas reported in May from a year ago. In addition, existing single-family home sales rose in 18 of the 20 areas from May 2009.Existing condominium and co-op sales fell 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 680,000 in May from 730,000 in April, but are 32.6 percent above the 513,000-unit pace in May 2009. e median existing condo price was $181,300 in May, up 3.4 percent from a year ago.By Region Existing-home sales in the Northeast fell 18.3 percent to an annual level of 890,000 in May from a surge in April, but are 12.7 percent higher than a year ago. e median price in the Northeast was $240,200, down 2.2 percent from May 2009. In the Midwest, existing-home sales were unchanged in May at a pace of 1.33 million and are 22.0 percent above May 2009. e median price in the Midwest was $150,700, up 2.2 percent from a year ago. In the South sales increased 0.5 percent to an annual level of 2.15 million in May and are 22.9 percent above a year ago. e median price in the South was $159,000, up 1.0 percent from May 2009. Existing-home sales in the West rose 4.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.29 million in May and are 15.2 percent higher than May 2009. e median price in the West was $221,300, up 7.4 percent from a year ago. Land of Land of the Free, the Free, HOME of HOME of the Brave! the Brave! Land of Land of the Free, the Free, HOME of HOME of the Brave! the Brave!Happy 4th of July!


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