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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A20 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C20-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 42 Â FREE WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 22, 2010 Awaiting adoptionFind a furry friend to love from foster care at BrookeÂ’s Legacy Animal Rescue. A22 Romancing the swampWade into the wild with a native Neapolitan as your guide. A14 Salad daysSummerÂ’s a great time to toss around cool, fresh, good-for-you ingredients. C1 So you think you can spot the fortune in the junk pile Â„ or at the very least find a perfectly decent winter coat for that one trip up north youÂll make next year Â„ at a thrift shop? When you need a bicycle or a grill or a set of golf clubs, do you scour garage sales in hopes of scoring just what you want before ever crossing the threshold into an actual retail establishment? Did you furnish your first apartment with one stop at a Goodwill Superstore? Can you feed 24 on a set of matching china pieced together over years of eagle-eyed bargain hunting? If just thinking about the thrill of the hunt has your heart rate elevated, then youÂre a prime candidate to enter Goodwill IndustriesÂ second annual ÂThriftiest Shopper in Southwest FloridaÂŽ contest. The winner will receive prizes including a $250 Goodwill shopping spree and will appear in a Goodwill advertisement. ÂLast year, we had about 40 people audition for the title,ÂŽ says Kirsten OÂDonnell, GoodwillÂs director of public relations. ÂSince then, weÂve had a steady stream ofT IS ONE OF THOSE SUMMER DAYS on Fort Myers Beach. A Florida summer day. The subtropical sun blazes and burns; it is hot and suffocatingly humid, and one can only wonder what in the world Ponce de Leon and the rest of those wacky Spaniards were thinking when they hopped off their boat up around St. Augustine some 500 or so years back and trekked into FloridaÂs steamy wilds. On the beach this day, at midday, the crowd is sizable but not overwhelming, and Tom Barnes Â„ his nose coated with a generous layer of zinc oxide Â„ sits, Indian-style, and looks out toward the Gulf of Mexico, which is as placid as a lake and as warm as a bath. Somewhere out there, hundreds of miles beyond Mr. BarnesÂ contemplative Goodwill Industries has a deal for thrifty shoppersSEE THRIFTY, A19 SEE OIL MESS, A8 LOUISIANA TEXAS MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA FLORIDA ILLUSTRATION BY FLORIDA WEEKLY, PHOTOS BY NASA, NOAA AND THE LEE COUNTY VCB T IS ONE OF T on Fort M y da summe r ca l sun bl a h ot and su f an d one c a i n th e w o r l and the re s Spaniardsw 4,000 RIGS ONE RIG BLOWS FLORIDA BEACHESWhile gulf states like Louisiana reap the monetary bene ts of oil and gas drilling, Florida makes little money from oil but feels major negative impacts. Just one blown oil rig could cost the state's Gulf Coast nearly 200,000 jobs and $10 billion in revenue, according to a recent report that concludes up to half of all tourism on the state's western coast could be lost inde nitely, or perhaps forever. With no local impact from the oil spill, tourism bureaus still battle with the perception that it affects our pristine beaches. LOUISIANA AND OTHER GULF STATES GORGE ON MONEY FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING, LEAVING US IN FLORIDA NOTHING BUT HUGE ...I BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@Â” oridaweekly.com SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY _________________________ Thinking smallMicroenterprises are big economic players. B1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 There are so many things we can still do legally, as free Americans. We can still love in public, if the physical expression of that soaring freedom goes no farther than kissing. We can still expectorate in public here and there (but not on public property), and we can still saunter down the street wielding guns in public Â„ nowadays we call them concealed weapons. But if we slap leather and pull our pistols, weÂd better be reaching for the right paperwork with the other hand. Wild Bill Hickok did not need the right paperwork. We can still consume alcohol in public, including at licensed street parties or outdoor cafes or in some Âentertainment districts.ÂŽ In certain places we can even still drink and drive Â„ if weÂre not already drunk and we arenÂt sitting in the driverÂs seat. Mississippi comes to mind. There may be a few other states where an open container cohabiting in the same vehicle as a driver with a blood alcohol level of less than .08 are good enough for government work, too. There certainly used to be. We can still eat and drive, and we can still carry on telephone conversations or text and drive, too, which is probably no safer than drinking and driving. And we can still behave like fools in other ways, as well. For example, half-naked fat men or frat boys painted up like French whores can still sit guzzling beer in the end-zones at football games without fear of the Aesthetic Police slapping the cuffs on them. YouÂll spot that beginning in about five or six weeks. Women with blond bouffant hair piled as high on their dizzy heads as the Matterhorn can still drive around the streets of Kansas City in pink Cadillacs with bumper stickers that say, ÂJesus is King of Kansas City!ÂŽ IÂm not kidding, IÂve seen it. But what we canÂt do, if we live in Boulder, Colo., where IÂm visiting this week, is expose our genitals in public if weÂre teenagers or adults. That new law went into effect in April. And what we wonÂt be able to do anymore Â„ not if another proposed law goes into effect in September Â„ is strip down to our underwear or get naked in a city council meeting. Can we strip down and drive? I donÂt know, but I assume so, as long as weÂre not drinking. Also, we wonÂt be able to stamp our feet, clap our hands or wear a mask in a city council meeting in Boulder. Never mind that all of us wear masks anyway, all the time. Every time I smile at a city council meeting, for example, IÂm masking my naked desire to grimace horribly and scream like a girl at the relative absurdity of it all. Clearly, the Boulder powers-thatbe want decorous citizens who make responsible and well-informed decisions and pay attention to the task at hand. ThatÂs why theyÂre calling the new local laws ÂRules of Decorum.ÂŽ Here, the western end of the Great Plains runs smack into the Rocky Mountains without so much as a by your leave. Those big boys jump up right off the edge of town like saw-toothed tidal waves frozen in time, oblivious to the new legal restraints below them. But after looking around, I have to admit Â„ the new Boulder rules seems to have some merit, whether the indecorous mountains care or not. For one thing, seeing an incredibly svelte Boulderite get naked would be highly detrimental to rational progress. And it could happen a lot, since Boulder has one of the highest per capita rates of smashing good looks in the nation. You allow that kind of thing and shortly thereafter the town goes to hell in a hand basket carried by a naked person. Naked woman: ÂAll those in favor of purchasing 25 new Ferrari Enzos for the City of Boulder Police Department Â„ top speed 217 miles per hour, cost per vehicle, $670,000, only 399 ever built Â„ raise your hands.ÂŽ City Council, audience: Speechless awe. Every hand in the house reaches silently for the sky, as if to say, ÂYes, Yes, YES!ÂŽ ThatÂs not going to happen in Naples or Fort Myers or Punta Gorda. Nobody has to propose a law prohibiting us from getting naked here, because nobody here wants to get naked in a public meeting. Too embarrassing. Supposing, for example, that you wanted to change Florida Statute 798.02, the law prohibiting unmarried people from Âlewd and lascivious behavior,ÂŽ i.e., cohabiting. For most of us, getting naked to make the point would be a very bad idea. You try it, and some knucklehead is likely to propose that men and women should not be allowed to get naked, period Â„ in public or private. HereÂs how this masterpiece of hypocrisy reads, by the way: Â798.02 Lewd and lascivious behavior. If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.ÂŽ Or supposing you wanted to change Statute 30.11, which effectively puts most county law enforcement officers in violation of the law: Â30.11: Place of residence. The sheriff, or his or her deputy, shall reside at the county seat or within 2 miles thereof.ÂŽ You could follow the example of Lee Sheriff Mike Scott, who is already naked from the neck up Â„ or you could just find another way, like Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron would, for example. But isnÂt it delicious to know? Here in free Florida, if we want to strip naked or stamp our feet and clap our hands or wear masks, we still can. Freedom, after all, is just another word for nothing left to lose Â„ and not much to show, either. COMMENTARY The little things that make us free roger WILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION The following letter from Michael Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, was sent to Collier County Commission Chairman Fred Coyle and is reprinted here with permission.Dear Chairman Coyle: On behalf of the chamber board and our 1,900 member companies employing 60,000 workers in Collier County, I write to express our strong support for your affirmative consideration of the proposal to bring The Jackson Laboratory to Collier County. Please allow me to elaborate on both our due diligence and advocacy.Due diligenceFirst, please understand, the chamber wishes to thank you, your fellow commissioners, your staff, the Economic Development Council and supporters of The Jackson Laboratory for positively focusing on diversifying our Collier Economy. Clearly it is critical that we all work together to do so.Second, as you know, during the past year, chamber leaders have repeatedly expressed our strong affirmative support at each stage of the discussion for bringing The Jackson Laboratory to Collier County. We have visited several times with a number of the scientists and leaders of The Jackson Laboratory. They are world class and among the most highly respected experts in molecular profiling techniques in the United States. In fact, with an 80-year history, The Jackson Laboratory is among the most well-respected research institutes in the world. Also, as you may recall, chamber leaders advocating for The Jackson LaboratoryÂs potential move to Collier County have personally visited with our state senators and representatives, written, e-mailed and voice-mailed our support to the governor and leaders of the state legislature, met with you and your commissioner colleagues, talked with leaders of the Collier County Medical Society and hospitality industry, warmly received both executives and scientists from The Jackson Laboratory at our board meeting, arranged for special articles in Business Currents (our monthly magazine which arguably is read by 20,000 each month) and hosted a special presentation at our Wake Up Naples executive breakfast. Chamber representatives and leaders have earnestly tracked the discussions of the countyÂs Productivity Committee as they attended each of the committeeÂs meetings. Most recently, the board of our Leadership Collier Foundation publicly expressed its encouragement to the Board of County Commissioners as you explore the important aspects of the opportunity The Jackson Laboratory presents. Thirdly, our Public Policy Committee has thoroughly discussed The Jackson Laboratory. Most of our committee members have had serious and enlightening personal discussions with both advocates and critics of the proposed deal. After careful consideration of the pros and cons surrounding the issue, our chamber board has overwhelmingly determined to endorse the use of state and county tax funds to invest in this extraordinary opportunity to diversify our economy. Our chamber believes that the investment will generate returns far exceeding the risks, all to the benefit of Collier County taxpayers.AdvocacyThe bottom line of all these deliberations is that chamber leaders believe that all Floridians Â„ indeed, all Americans Â„ will benefit from the expansion of the work of The Jackson Laboratory into our county. Collectively, The Jackson Laboratory researchers are among those groups of scientists who are advancing the understanding and benefit of personal medicine for the world. Having them join our business community promises to spark a cluster of intellectual, scientific and civic advancement for all in Collier County. We understand from our participative observance of the Productivity Committee that you will soon be presented with an informed range of potential funding options to facilitate The Jackson LaboratoryÂs development. Obviously, the board of county commissioners will be challenged as they decide which options to use to achieve the opportunity The Jackson Laboratory presents us. As you know, in recent years the state has made investing in medical and scientific research a top priority. The work proposed by The Jackson Laboratory complements the existing work done by others in the state including, just to mention a few, Scripps, Torrey Pines and Burnham. On behalf of the chamber board, as we urge your affirmative support for investing in the development of The Jackson Laboratory in Collier County, we want you to know we are encouraged by your efforts and support you as you successfully discuss these important next steps. The goal for all of us is clear: Having The Jackson Laboratory in Southwest Florida will directly and positively impact our regional economic development and collaboratively raise the level of all biotechnical science, study and education throughout Florida. Indeed, from a most parochial view, your support will likely dramatically change the face of eastern Collier County forever and greatly enhance our tax base, business climate and the quality of life for all our citizens. In the years ahead, we will all be proud and benefit from the hard work you will do in the immediate days ahead. Â„ Respectfully, Michael V. Reagen, Ph.D. President and CEO Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Collier FoundationThe Jackson Laboratory: A plus for us If thereÂs a characteristic American trait, itÂs moving ahead. Our great 19th-century chronicler, Alexis de Tocqueville, noted how Americans would leave their new homes Â„ onto the next thing! Â„ even before they had a chance to finish the roofs. ThatÂs why President Barack ObamaÂs new theme of forward vs. backwards is so obvious, David Axelrod could have come up with it in his sleep. President Obama rolled it out at a campaign event in Missouri recently. ÂItÂs a choice between the policies that led us into this mess and the policies that are leading us out of this mess,ÂŽ he said of the midterm elections. ÂItÂs a choice between falling backwards or moving forward.ÂŽ This is paint-by-the-numbers campaigning. ItÂs also ham-handed and faintly ridiculous. What were the policies that created this mess? President Obama assails the Bush tax cuts, although he wants to retain them for families making less than $250,000 a year. In fact, President Obama brags about his own prowess as a tax-cutter. ÂWe cut taxes Â„ didnÂt raise them, we cut them Â„ for 95 percent of working families and small-business owners,ÂŽ he boasted in Missouri. Did the Bush tax cuts fuel the deficit? In 2007, the budget deficit was a puny $160 billion. ItÂs true that George W. Bush handed over a recession-bloated deficit of more than a trillion dollars to President Obama, but deficits are better than surpluses in a weak economy, according to President ObamaÂs boosters. President Obama added as much new deficit spending as he plausibly could as quickly as possible, and still wants more now. Maybe the lax regulation of Wall Street was blame-worthy? The key piece of financial deregulation was negotiated between then-Sen. Phil Gramm and then-Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Â„ now a key Obama official Â„ and signed by Bill Clinton in 1999. ItÂs a stretch to blame this bipartisan, pre-Bush legislation for the crisis, which had the housing bubble and bust at its root. Maybe the regulators were asleep at the switch? Yes, the economyÂs most important regulator, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, kept interest rates too low for too long. President Obama has retained him as his Fed chairman. The bubble and the perilous state of the banks caught Timothy Geithner, the head of the New York Fed with direct oversight of Wall Street, flat-footed. President Obama promoted him to treasury secretary. ThereÂs a vein of continuity in the bailouts and stimuli, too. The Bush administration instituted TARP and began the bailout of the car companies; the Obama administration picked up where it left off. The Bush administration embraced tax rebates and tax credits to stimulate the economy; so has the Obama administration. The new departure in American politics is represented by the tea partiers. They are hell on lawmakers who voted for the bailouts; they consider both President Bush and President Obama spending anathema; and they have endorsed candidates who have said things about entitlements Â„ the driver of our long-term deficits Â„ that no establishment Republican or Democrat would ever dare utter. This is something truly bold and refreshing. The president will try to beat them back in November. ItÂs a contest properly defined as the status quo vs. change, with ObamaÂs engorged federal establishment in the unenviable position of representing the former. Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Time for something completely differentBY RICH LOWRY If h Â h i i A i B Y RI C H L O WR Y rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION
From our very first days as a nation, the U.S. Constitution has served as the touchstone of American law. But more recently, some are asking if the effectiveness of this central document is being eroded by special interest groups and flaws in our two-party system of elections. Among them is Jerry Cohen of Marco Island Â„ and 100,000 of his closest friends. Mr. Cohen is an education team leader for the non-partisan political action group called GOOOH (pronounced ÂgoÂŽ). ItÂs an acronym for Get Out Of Our House. And its members mean it. Founded two years ago in Liberty, Texas, by Tim Cox, GOOOH has become a grassroots organization with branches in every state. The objective of the group is to remove all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with individuals selected via a new election process based on GOOOHÂs three basic principles: (1) accountability via a contractual agreement with each candidate, (2) term limits and (3) the removal of special interest money from the election arena. Part of the GOOOH plan to achieve this goal involves educating citizens about the rights granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. ThatÂs where Mr. Cohen comes in. As a regional leader of the educational outreach program, it is his job, and the job of other team leaders like him around the country, to set up lectures informing people of the rights they already possess and telling them how to exercise those rights fully, in order to make the country better. ÂOur founding fathers provided the American people with a tremendous amount of authority to self govern,ÂŽ Mr. Cohen says. ÂBut some of these powers are being eroded by special-interest groups that fund political campaigns in order to control the voting process,ÂŽ he adds. ÂBy eliminating these groups from the mix and setting up a system whereby candidates must declare their positions on a broad range of political issues before being elected, Americans can ensure that our interests are much better served.ÂŽ The election process that GOOOH envisions would require candidates to complete a detailed survey consisting of 100 key questions, such as, ÂWould you allow people who entered the country illegally to receive Social Security?ÂŽ and ÂWould you vote for or against statesÂ rights over federal rights?ÂŽ Candidates would be required to sign their answers and pledge to vote in support of their declared positions. After the election, the signed questionnaires would allow voters to hold the candidates accountable by providing a detailed record of their promises.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 15 MINUTES d n ÂŽ s m e of d rH to PAMELA KROL / FLORIDA WEEKLYMarco man GOOOHs public about constitutional rights BY PAMELA V. KROL____________________Special to Florida WeeklyÂThis system would put an end to empty campaign promises,ÂŽ Mr. Cohen says. ÂWith this process, candidates are compelled to declare a position on each issue and stick to itÂƒ It eliminates the wiggle room.ÂŽ Mr. Cohen became involved with the organization after listening to a lecture by Keith Flaugh, Marco IslandÂs GOOOH community leader and self-described ÂGOOOH patriot.ÂŽ ÂThe principles behind GOOOH are sound,ÂŽ says Mr. Cohen. ÂItÂs not a political party. ItÂs a system that allows everyday people to decide which candidates will best represent their districtÂs interests, based solely on their views on the issues. Our members come from all points on the political spectrum, but are very passionate about making the country work again, which is what GOOOH is all about.ÂŽ He believes one of the major problems with our current political system is the fact that candidates must rely on money from special interest groups to run their campaigns, which leaves them beholden to these groups after they are elected. Each person who joins GOOOH is asked to contribute a minimum of $100. ÂThis money will ultimately become the war chest for candidates who run under the GOOOH banner,ÂŽ Mr. Cohen says. He adds the organization hopes to attract 500,000 members by 2012 in order to have the money necessary to fund Congressional candidates in every state. ÂMembership is growing quickly. WeÂre confident that weÂll have the numbers we need by 2012.ÂŽ Ideally, he says, some of GOOOHÂs educational elements would become part of regular school curriculum. ÂOurs is a system of government that was designed for citizen participation, and itÂs important that everyone understand the way it works and all of the rights we have. ThatÂs the best way to ensure a strong country for our children,ÂŽ he says.
My fellow voters, Take a good look at the ethics of the County Commission candidates before you vote in the upcoming Primary Election. As president of the Collier County Housing Development Corporation, Joe Foster was a primary player in the Cirrus Pointe scandal where he orchestrated an insider deal to enrich his law rm while causing the county to lose $350,000. He arranged for no-bid funding of tax dollars for the project that had no security for our tax dollars. FosterÂ’s law rm carried out all project legal work after he cleverly resigned to run for commissioner in 2006. We taxpayers have now lost our $350,000. Foster professes that he favors auditing by the Clerk of Courts, yet his law rm has fought the clerkÂ’s subpoena which would disclose details of what transpired at Cirrus Pointe. He has now teamed up with Fred Coyle, holding a joint fundraiser on June 22, 2010. Foster and Coyle are now operating together as one. Coyle leads the charge to raise our taxes to fund Jackson Lab, a private enterprise. His vigorous resisting of audits by the Clerk of Courts, while pushing multi-million dollar taxpayer funded projects is reminiscent of corrupt commissioner behavior in the Â“Stadium NaplesÂ” back in 2001. Do you want this character making decisions for Collier County? Beware of glib tongues and Â“wolves in sheepÂ’s clothingÂ”. Do your homework, research these topics, and please do not make the mistake of voting for Joe Foster. u References: Â• Naples Daily News, Brent Batten article Â“Brock, county still clash over independent auditsÂ”, 5/14/10. Â• Call the Clerk of Courts (239-252-2646) if you have any questions about Joe Foster and Cirrus Pointe. He has to show you the public records, just as he did to me when asked. Chuck Roth Political advertisement paid for and approved by Chuck Roth, write-in candidate for Collier County Commissioner, District 2Primary EthicsFoster
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 gaze Â„ out of sight but never out of mind Â„ the rogue BP well known as the Deepwater Horizon continues to jeopardize the once-teeming waters off the Louisiana coast. Mr. Barnes shakes his head at the notion that untold gallons of oil continue to foul the ÂMediterranean of the Americas.ÂŽA bum rapÂMy friends thought I was crazy to come down here,ÂŽ says the 41-year-old software salesman from the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, Ga. ÂThey said there was going to be nothing but oil. Oil on the beaches, oil in the seafood. Oil, oil, oil. ThatÂs all (he and his girlfriend) heard. We thought about canceling, but we decided to come on anyway because IÂve been coming down here every summer since I was 13 years old. My dad and mom loved it down here, and I do, too.ÂŽ According to Mr. Barnes, the only oil he has encountered is the coconut-scented variety that he periodically slathers on the bronzed goddess who shares his beach towel. ÂHonestly, a lot of people really believe that Florida Â„ and I mean a good part of the state Â„ is dealing with a sticky mess,ÂŽ he says. ÂObviously, not true. WeÂve had a great time, just like always. YÂall are getting a bum rap.ÂŽ Bum rap. Yeah, tell us about it. Southwest Florida, in effect, has received a black eye without even being hit by a real punch. That the image of the entire western coast of Florida has been tarnished beyond reason by the catastrophe in Louisiana, does not sit well with many in the Sunshine State. Sure, there have been some problems at beaches along the Panhandle, and no one knows for certain where the Loop Current will eventually steer the oil. So far, the damage generally has been contained to areas to the northwest of us. But the fact that Florida is paying mightily for the sins of the Louisiana oil industry rankles. Years ago, Louisiana was seduced by the charms of Big Oil, while Florida spurned that particular suitor, lured instead by the siren songs of tourism, fishing and coastal construction. Yet, here we are today, anxiously waiting to see if we will go down the economic tubes along with the drill-happy Louisianans. According to a recent study by the University of Central Florida, this spill could cost the stateÂs Gulf Coast nearly 200,000 jobs and $10 billion in revenues. This doomsday prediction says up to half of all tourism on the stateÂs western coast could be lost indefinitely, or perhaps forever. The reportÂs author, Sean Snaith, acknowledges that the conclusions are highly uncertain and likens the whole mess to Âa giant layer cake of uncertainty.ÂŽ Uncertainty and tourism are not comfortable partners, and as long as there is a hint of pending disaster somewhere down the road, tourists are likely to seek other options. The oil may be a ways off, but it might as well be lapping up on the beaches now in terms of coloring the travel plans of many potential visitors. All Florida wants to do is sell fried shrimp, good times and an occasional condominium or two to a bunch of Yankees who enjoy watching the sun sink into the gulf. Is that too much to ask, Louisiana? No doubt that LouisianaÂs oil habit has landed us all in a peck of trouble, and the seeming injustice has spawned rumblings of discontent around the state. ÂWith oil continuing to gush from a well off Louisiana,ÂŽ an article in The New York Times recently noted, ÂFlorida has grown angrier at its oil-friendly neighbors. Gov. Charlie Crist said in an interviewÂƒ that ÂthereÂs a certain level of frustrationÂ with the fact that Florida gets little if any financial benefit from offshore drilling, even though it shares the environmental risks.ÂŽ The article went on to quote several residents in the Keys who are more than a little put out with their oil-obsessed brethren in Louisiana. But in Southwest Florida, Louisianabashing is hard to come by. There is frustration and concern, for sure, but thereÂs no mad rush to haul the good people of Louisiana into the dock for their drilling.More empathy than angerÂI havenÂt heard any comments along those lines from any of our members,ÂŽ says Brenda OÂConnor, senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. ÂI do not think being angry at the people of Louisiana would be a good attitude for anyone in Southwest Florida. Those people are suffering. They canÂt help it. I would not like to hear any angry talk against them. Please quote me on that.ÂŽ At the VIP Realty Group, one of Southwest FloridaÂs most prominent real estate firms, the Louisiana debacle has taken a decided toll on business. Especially hard hit have been the firmÂs sales and rentals on Sanibel. ÂThe phone has just stopped ringing,ÂŽ says David Schuldenfrei of VIPÂs Sanibel office. ÂAnd, yes, itÂs because of the oil spill. People fear the unknown, and some just arenÂt willing to take the chance. June was just awful Â„ down about 20 percent from last year, which wasnÂt all that great.ÂŽ Mr. Schuldenfrei is angry all right, but heÂs steamed at BP, not the people of Louisiana. HeÂs preparing to file claims with the giant oil company (totaling about $20,000) for lost business at the Sanibel office during the months of May and June. He says he has been told to pull together 24 months of records to support his claims. He fears the worst may be yet to come, and he has no idea how the upcoming season will play out. ÂWe probably wonÂt know until very late,ÂŽ he says. ÂI think a lot of potential renters and buyers are going to wait and see how this goes.ÂŽ Clauses that allow potential renters or buyers to back out at the last possible moment if oil appears on the beach are now commonplace in the firmÂs contracts, he says. ÂI donÂt remember any of us complaining about Louisiana when we were putting gasoline in our cars, before the oil spill,ÂŽ adds Robin Driskill, VIPÂs manager of Fort Myers sales. ÂI donÂt think pointing fingers at the people of Louisiana serves any purpose at this point, and I donÂt see people (in Southwest Florida) doing that. I do see heartfelt horror from the people here at what those who live in Louisiana are going through.ÂŽ The disparity between the statesÂ two economies is stark. In Louisiana, oil and gas exploration accounts for 16 percent of the stateÂs GDP, according to the Tulane University Energy Institute. Tourism in Louisiana makes up just 4 percent of the economy. Natural resources and mining (which includes oil exploration) is just 1 percent of FloridaÂs $740 billion economy, says Enterprise Florida Inc., a public-private economic development organization. But in FloridaÂs Gulf Coast counties alone, tourism generates $12.4 billion in spending and 269,000 jobs, the University of Central Florida reports. FloridaÂs path to a tourism-based economy was set early, by the pioneering land barons from up North Â„ men like Henry Flagler and Barron Collier. They envisioned the state as a vacation retreat and set to work building the infrastructure to support tourism. By the time offshore oil exploration began to take hold in other places (like Louisiana) in the 1940s, FloridaÂs decision to cast its lot with tourism was fully rooted.Who feels the impact?A recent survey by The Horizon Council, a research and advisory board affiliated with the Lee County Office of Economic Development, revealed that some 36 percent of area businesses reported declining activity since the spill erupted in April. The biggest impact, as would be expected, was in the hospitality industry (motels, hotels, restaurants and the like), where nearly 65 percent have experienced a downturn. Many times, though, the businesses most affected are not ones that readily spring to mind. In Naples, for example, Tammy Mercer says her shop, Floral Encores, which has 10 employees, has been ravaged by the spill. ÂWe provide flowers for about 100 to 150 weddings a year,ÂŽ Ms. Mercer explains. ÂAbout 90 percent of those are ÂdestinationÂ weddings... planned to be held in Naples by people who live elsewhere, usually out of state. ItÂs a big part of our business,ÂŽ she adds. ÂThis is how we make money, because you canÂt make a lot just sending flowers to someoneÂs mother on her birthday.ÂŽ Most of these big-ticket destination weddings take place between January and May, Ms. Mercer says, but the planning (including ordering flowers) begins during the summer. In other words, Floral Encores should be receiving a large number of inquiries right about now. But thatÂs not happening. ÂThese weddings are booked six to 12 months out, but we are not getting the bookings,ÂŽ she says. ÂA bride in New York, letÂs say, might not be willing to risk the huge investment of a wedding in Naples if there is a possibility that weÂre going to be hit by oil. ÂWe were just starting to see some signs that our business was making some progress out of the recession, and now we are hit by this. Who would think that an oil spill in Louisiana could do this to a florist in Naples? This could be truly devastating to our business.ÂŽ Even against this backdrop, Ms. Mercer bears no ill will toward Louisiana. ÂI donÂt agree with deep-water drilling as a whole, and you definitely should have some plan to deal with something like this,ÂŽ she says. ÂBut, no, I donÂt take out my feelings on the people of Louisiana.ÂŽ She has talked with BP officials about compensation, but there is no way, she is told, to be compensated for the ÂpotentialÂŽ loss of income. So Ms. MercerÂs best shot is to struggle through the season, see what happens and then hope BP compensates her for income she probably would have had. Given the companyÂs payment record thus far, Ms. Mercer sounds less than optimistic about her chances in this regard.Only time will tellGary Jackson, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University, is not surprised at the level-headed reaction to the spill that most Southwest Floridians seem to have adopted. Rather than directing that anger at Louisiana, Dr. Jackson says people here seem more intent on preventing future problems. ÂWe donÂt know what the long-term consequences of this are going to be,ÂŽ he says. ÂSo far, we had dodged a bullet. But we donÂt know whatÂs down the road. What will be the effect on migratory fish, for example? There are a lot of things we donÂt know.ÂŽ This episodeÂs most telling legacy in Southwest Florida Â„ assuming that the worst-case scenarios do not develop Â„ could be a hardening of opposition to offshore drilling, he says. Indeed, Gov. Charlie CristÂs decision to call a special session of the legislature to deal with drilling seems to have resonated favorably with many Floridians. The governor, who also is a candidate for the United States Senate, would like to see a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that prohibits drilling in waters controlled by Florida up to 10 miles off the coast. ÂIt will be interesting to see what we learn from this,ÂŽ says Dr. Jackson. ÂHow this affects future drilling will be extremely important. WeÂll just have to wait and see.ÂŽ The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth-largest body of water in the world, with more than 1,600 miles of coastline in the United States alone. The gulf region encompasses some 600,000 square miles. The gulf is a big place. Enormous. But throw a few million gallons of oil into it and, suddenly, weÂre all living in each otherÂs backyard. Whether we like it or not. OIL MESSFrom page 1LEE COUNTY VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU/COURTESY PHOTOWhile the beaches here may be suffering from misconceptions, area tourism officials say there is less than a 1 percent chance of oil washing ashore in Southwest Florida. JACKSON MERCER Â“Honestly, a lot of people really believe that Florida Â— and I mean a good part of the state Â— is dealing with a sticky mess... Obviously, not true. WeÂ’ve had a great time, just like always. YÂ’all are getting a bum rap.Â”Â— Tom Barnes, tourist
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ÂWhenever we have a travel case, the health department gives us a heads up where the particular mosquitoes spots are,ÂŽ says Shelly Redovan, deputy director of education and communications at the Lee County Mosquito Control District. ÂA place like Key West will be more likely to see reports of dengue becauseÂƒ many boats, tourists and the military come in and out of the countryÂŽ at Key West, she adds. Officials at the Collier County Health Department are stressing mosquito bite prevention to combat a possible spread of dengue. ÂWe havenÂt had any cases, but we are concerned,ÂŽ says Deb Millsap, spokesperson for the department. As local residents return from vacationing in Key West, the disease could spread, she adds. ÂWeÂre encouraging people to follow the five DÂs to help prevent getting bit.ÂŽ They are: Â€ Drain stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. Â€ Use insect repellents that contain DEET. Â€ Wear protective dress that covers the skin. 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Â Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow of water. in the know BY DAVID LAGACCIASpecial to Florida WeeklyThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is distributing Deepwater Horizon claims fact sheets at all area visitor centers. The fact sheets contain concise information on how to file a claim, what constitutes a legitimate claim, locations of Florida claim centers the claims process and contact information. Fact sheets are available at the following Visitor Centers: Â€ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Main Visitor Center, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., Naples Â€ The Downtown Naples Information Center, 800 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 103, Naples Â€ The Marco Island Visitor Center, 1102 N. 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Â€ Aug. 4 : Epiphytes of Florida Â„ Learn about native orchids, bromeliads, ferns and other Âair plants.ÂŽ Â€ Aug. 11 : The Pine Flat Woods Â„ Contrary to first impressions, FloridaÂs pine flat woods are diverse in both plant and animal life. Â€ Aug. 16 : FloridaÂs Indigenous Tribes Â„ When Ponce de Leon set foot on the Florida peninsula in 1513, more than 30 Native American cultures, both agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers, made their home there. Â€ Aug. 25 : The French and Indian War: 1755 to 1763 Â„ Known as the ÂSeven Years WarÂŽ in Europe, the French and Indian War was the first real Âworld war,ÂŽ as it was fought on every major continent (except Antarctica) and every major ocean throughout the world. For more information about the free lecture series at the Collier County Museum, call 252-8476. Free history lessons presented at the Collier County Museum The Marco Island Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Carlton Ward Jr., an eighth-generation Florida cattle rancher, on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum through August. The museum at 180 S. Heathwood Drive is open from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Docents are on duty, and admission is free. For more information, call 642-6366 or 389-1488.COLLIER MUSEUM NEWS Discover Florida history infused with a little dramatic stage presence when the Collier County MuseumsÂ theater company debuts in the fall. The Historically Speaking Theatre Company will present ÂKilling Mister WatsonÂŽ as its inaugural production in October. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the story recounts how Edgar Watson, a sly yet reserved sugarcane farmer in the mosquito-infested Ten Thousand Islands, was murdered by residents of Chokoloskee. This summer, the fledgling company is scouting for members to join in the fun of bringing history to life on the stage. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to call Mary Margaret Gruszka at the Collier County Museum, 252-8287. Company will add drama to local history Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts the Edgerrin & Javarris James and Immokalee Sports Complex Football Skills Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 26. Local children will have the chance to spend the day with pro football players and cousins Edgerrin and Javarris James. There is no cost, and walk-up registration closes at 9 a.m. Edgerrin and Javarris were born and raised in Immokalee and recruited from Immokalee High School to play for the University of Miami. In 1999, the Indianapolis Colts drafted Edgerrin. Although currently not with an NFL team, he most recently played for the Arizona Cardinals. Javarris signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2010 NFL draft. 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Ms. Simpson became a 602-pound media sensation in March, when she began offering pay-per-view video of herself to an audience of horny feeders. Wrote another gainer-blogger, ÂLately, IÂve been infatuated with the physics of my belly ... how it moves with me.ÂŽ When he leans to one side, he wrote, ÂI feel a roll form around my love handle.ÂŽ In the end, though, as a medical school professor put it, ÂThe fetish may be in our heads, but the plaque is going to be in (their) arteries.ÂŽ The entrepreneurial spirit The dating website BeautifulPeople.com, supposedly limiting its reach only to the attractive (though claiming 600,000 members worldwide), announced recently that it would sponsor a companion egg and sperm bank for its members to sell their essences for a fee. However, as managing director Greg Hodge told Newsweek in June, homely customers were welcome. ÂInitially, we hesitated to widen the offering to non-beautiful people. But everyone Â„ including ugly people Â„ would like to bring good-looking children into the world, and we canÂt be selfish ....ÂŽ The video company EA Sports sells sports games based on real-life professional leagues, with its biggest moneymaker ÂMadden NFL 11,ÂŽ which allows joystick-using ÂcoachesÂŽ to compete with each other based on actual pro football playersÂ abilities. In June, EA Sports announced a new touch of realism: Just as football teams ÂscoutÂŽ opposing players, EA Sports will sell joystickers complex Âscouting reportsÂŽ on the talents and tendencies of their fellow joystickers. Least-competent criminals Austin, Texas, police issued an arrest warrant in June for Jose Romero, who they say robbed a Speedy Stop clerk after demanding money and menacingly pointing to his waistband, which held a caulking gun. Steven Kyle took about $75,000 worth of merchandise from Cline Custom Jewelers in Edmonds, Wash., in June, but as he left the store, employees shouted to passers-by, several of whom began to chase Mr. Kyle. Almost immediately, Mr. Kyle dropped his gun and the jewelry and fell to the ground exhausted. (He later revealed that he had only one lung.) Police in Houston said the man killed when he drove his 18-wheeler into a freeway pillar on July 6 was part of a two-man scheme to defraud an auto insurance company. Police said it was the other man who was originally scheduled to drive but that, citing the Âdanger,ÂŽ he (wisely) backed out. N Inmate Carlos Medina-Bailon, 30, who was awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso, Texas, escaped in July by hiding in the jailÂs garbagecollection system. Mr. Medina-BailonÂs body was found later the same day under mounds of trash in a landfill. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEAnimal planet Wild elephants recently rampaged through parts of Bangladesh, and according to the head of the countryÂs Wildlife Trust, those super-intelligent animals Âare quick to learn human strategies.ÂŽ For example, he pointed to reports that elephants (protecting their migration corridors) routinely swipe torches from hunters and hurl them not randomly but directly at the huntersÂ homes. Recent research on the Âcat virusÂŽ (toxoplasma gondii) acknowledges that, to be viable, the virus must be passed in rodent feces but can only be hosted in a catÂs stomach Â„ and thus that the ÂtoxoÂŽ somehow tricks the rodents to overcome their natural fear of cats and instead, amazingly, to entice cats to eat them. Scientists are now studying whether, when human dopamine goes haywire, such as with schizophrenia, a toxoplasma-gondii-type phenomenon is at work. Biologists from BritainÂs Exeter University who set out to study the sexual behavior of field crickets in a meadow in northern Spain reported in June that they set up 96 cameras and microphones to cover a population of 152 crickets that they individually identified with tiny, numbered placards on their backs (after DNA-swabbing each one). Publishing in the journal Science, they claimed the study is important in helping us understand how Âclimate changeÂŽ will affect habitats. Strange afflictions Michelle Philpotts of Spalding, England, and her husband, Ian, and their two children have adjusted, since a car crash 20 years ago, to her anterograde amnesia, which, every day, robs her of short-term memory, forcing her to constantly re-learn her life. According to a June profile in LondonÂs Daily Mail, that includes IanÂs convincing her that the stranger in her bed every morning is her husband, which he does by showing her their wedding photographs. An April National Geographic TV special tracked ÂSilvano,ÂŽ an Italian man for whom sleep is almost impossible. He has Âfatal familial insomnia,ÂŽ making him constantly exhausted, and doctors believe he will eventually fall into a fatal dementia. Only 40 families in the world are believed to carry the FFI gene.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NEWS A15 Introducing the Prostate Cancer Institute TodayÂs options for prostate cancer treatment are as individual as you are. ThatÂs why the unique collaboration between urologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists at the Prostate Cancer Institute is where you should turn with all your questions about your prostate cancer diagnosis. Our team approach ensures you receive the most appropriate treatment for you, delivered with the most advanced technology and using the most targeted approach to minimize side eects. Call our patient navigator today. 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 www.MensCancerCenter.com In recent years, the bull shark has replaced the great white and the tiger shark as the most dangerous shark in the ocean. The reason is simple: The other two sharks prefer deeper, offshore waters, while the bull shark spends most of its life in shallow, nearshore waters. It is the only saltwater species capable of living in both salt and freshwater environments, an adaptation that gives the bull shark access to brackish and freshwater environments that would kill any of the other large shark species. It transitions from saltwater to freshwater through a complex osmotic system. The scientific term for this ability is euryhaline, the ability to tolerate wide ranges of salinity. The American and Indo-Pacific crocodiles have this same ability. The bull shark inhabits all the tropical and subtropical oceans of the world. It has also been reported some 2,200 miles up the Amazon River in Iquitos, Peru, and has been observed attacking juvenile hippos hundreds of miles up the Zambezi River in Africa. Like all sharks, the bull shark seldom attacks people. There are confirmed fatalities in Florida attributed to bull sharks, but these are extremely rare. Your chances of getting hit by lightning are 1,000 times greater, and your chances of dying in an automobile accident are more than 10,000 times greater. When these rare attacks do occur, the bull shark bites but typically does not eat its victim. Only the tiger shark and oceanic white-tip have been verified to eat human flesh. The trouble is with the bull-shark bite itself, which is generally so devastating that without immediate medical attention, the victim bleeds to death. Worldwide, 100 million sharks are killed every year, most for their fins. These make their way to China and become the main ingredient in shark-fin soup, a dish that is responsible for one of the most ruthless slaughters of wildlife in the history of mankind. After its fins are removed with a finning knife, the live shark is tossed back into the sea to drown. Annually, 10 people a year are killed by sharks. The ratio of mortality between people killing sharks and sharks killing people stands today at 10 million to one. This is neither a sustainable nor an honorable equation. Shark finning, like whale hunting, should be banned worldwide.Sharks, whales and dolphins are the oceanÂs top predators. They serve a vital role in the food chain by removing the sick, aged and weak from the species they target. If a sick fish is allowed to survive because there are no sharks available to remove it, the entire school can become sick and the loss can be far graver than that of a single individual. Sharks cull the oceans of diseased or infirm animals helping to keep gene pools healthy. Without them, the entire marine ecosystem is at risk.The bull shark is a carnivore. It eats fish, other sharks, rays and sea mammals, including bottle-nosed and spotted dolphins, seabirds, mollusks and crustaceans. It is sometimes killed by dolphins and killer whales, but a mature bull shark has few wild predators willing to take it on. In the Zambezi River, the Nile crocodile has been known to attack and eat the bull shark. In Southwest Florida, the bull shark is commonly found in passes and back bays and up coastal rivers. It roams all the way up the Caloosahatchee River, and in all probability there are bull sharks living in Lake Okeechobee. After all, one was found living in Lake Michigan, having swum there via the Mississippi and Chicago rivers. Tarpon fishermen working off the beaches frequently encounter the bull shark, which is known to feed on exhausted, hooked tarpon. A large shark can generally eat a full-grown tarpon in three or four bites. If you happen to see one being caught from a pier or from the beach, consider yourself blessed. This is a magnificent animal and nowhere near as dangerous as the person who reeled it in. Â„ Charles Sobczak is a Sanibel-based writer. His newest book, ÂThe Living Gulf Coast,ÂŽ is due out this winter.Deadly bull shark is a magnificent, hunted creature >> Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) >> Other names: cub shark, Zambezi shark, river whaler, tiburn >> Status in Florida: Stable to slightly declining >> Life span: Up to 32 years >> Length: 3-11 feet >> Weight: 50-350 pounds); Florida record: 517 pounds >> Reproduces: In the inshore waters >> Found: In the coastal bays and estuaries of Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the know charles SOBCZAK THE LIVING GULF COAST
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 AVOID FORECLOSURE FREE SEMINAR Learn how to avoid foreclosure with a short SPACE IS VERY LIMITED RSVP today to reserve your seat! PRESENTED BY: The Short Sales Insider SPECIAL GUEST Bedroom, Dining, Living Room Furniture Sink Vanities Â• Outdoor Furniture and Accessories WHOLESALE to the PUBLIC! UP TO 50% OFF ON SELECTED FLOOR SAMPLESSHOP US LAST FOR THE BEST PRICE!!! No Reasonable Offer Refused! Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closed Inside Out Furniture Warehouse592-1387 Â• 2097 Trade Center Way Â• Naples Work up an appetite for pasta and all the trimmings from CarrabbaÂs and then satisfy it at the Bow Wow Bistro and Kitty Caf at Humane Society Naples from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. The ÂSpay-ghetti (With No Meatballs) DinnerÂŽ to benefit the societyÂs Spay and Neuter Assistance Program will be served buffet-style in the HSN Community Room. Guests will be able to tour the newly renovated shelter until 7 p.m.Catered by CarrabbaÂs in North Naples, the menu includes pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a little vino as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Cost is $25 per person, $50 per couple or $75 for a family of up to four (two adults, two children). Reservations are required.HSNÂs Spay and Neuter Assistance Program covers some or all of the costs of pet sterilization for low-income pet owners in the community. Dr. Linda George, HSN medical director, will be on hand at the Bow Wow Bistro and Kitty Caf to answer questions about spayneuter surgery and other pet-related topics. Other special guests will include adoptable pets from the HSN shelter.Dinner reservations are required. For more information and for reservations, call Patricia Connell at 6431880, ext. 18, or e-mail Patricia@ HSNaples.org. Incorporated in 1960, Humane Society Naples is a private, nonprofit, no-kill shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For adoption information, call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. Sans meatballs, Â‘Spay-ghettiÂ’ dinner will benefit spay and neuter programMonday, July 26, is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the Aug. 24 primary election. In accordance with Florida Statue 97.055, the registration books must be closed on the 29th day before each election and must remain closed until after that election. Once the registration books are closed, voter registration and party changes may be accepted for the purposes of subsequent elections only. To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration application Voter registration deadline nearsThe Naples City Council has set the following workshops and special meetings: Â€ 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 26: Budget workshop Â€ 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27: Budget workshop (if necessary) Â€ 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: Workshop about the land and building development process Â€ 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13: Preliminary budget hearing Â€ 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27: Final budget hearing City council meetings coming upform available at the Supervisor of Elections office, driver license offices, public libraries or government satellite offices or state agencies that provide public assistance. Or you cana print an application form from the Supervisor of Elections website, www.CollierVotes. com. Online application forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections office.Registered voters can also use the website to verify their voter registration status and party affiliation. Under the voter information tabm select ÂReview my registration statusÂŽ from the pull-down menu and follow the online instructions.For more information, call 252-8450 or visit the website. m Guests h e new l y p. m. in North c ludes r t l r$ 75 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 o ur r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r n ) d. u te r Dinner res e m ore i t ions c 1 880, e x H SNa p In c S oci e p A ti on 7 p. m a n d 1 Fr F F id a adopt or vis i
WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NEWS A17 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to focus on The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and snap their best shots for the 2010 Wild Shots Photo Contest. Pictures taken at the Zoo from Jan. 1 up until the Sept. 3 deadline for entries are welcome. There are three categories in the fifth annual competition: Â€ Children (ages 12 and younger) Â€ Novice (beginners and nonprofessionals) Â€ Advanced (considerable photographic experience and professionals) Entrants select the category in which they want to compete. Entries must be color, 5-by-7 inches or 8-by10 inches, and should be unmounted and unframed. Images can be mailed to Wild Shots Photo Contest, The Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102, or dropped off at the gift shop during open hours. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form, available at the Zoo or at www. napleszoo.org/photo. Winners will be notified in late September, and awards will be presented at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 2. First-place winner in the Child category will receive a one-year Family Membership to the Zoo; in the Novice category, a one-year Conservator Membership; and in the Advance category, a one-year Patron Membership. Each first-place winner will also receive designation as an Animal Parent Protector for the Zoo animal of his or her choice. Through Aug. 1, all Zoo visitors experience the ÂSummer of Seuss,ÂŽ with special features including the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden, photo opportunities with colorful cutouts of Dr. Seuss characters and a Dr. Seuss-themed scavenger hunt. Shutterbugs invited to go wild at the ZooBeginner to intermediate digital SLR photographers are the focus of a weekend boot camp led by Peggy Farren of Photography Naples Club and Classes, July 23-25. Participation is limited to 10 photographers, and a few spaces remained available at press time. The program begins from 6-9 p.m. Friday and continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. FridayÂs Âintense trainingÂŽ will entail balancing f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO for proper exposure; basic functions of a speedlight; and sunset portraiture practice with models on the beach. SaturdayÂs morning session will concentrate on composition, leading lines and the rule of thirds. Ms. Farren also will share tips for posing individuals and groups, and tricks for getting great expressions from your subjects. After lunch, participants will work on basic studio lighting with a live model. Topics of discussion will include Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and album design software (participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with Photoshop or Elements installed). An afternoon field trip will be followed by a group dinner. SundayÂs session will consist of a critique of the weekendÂs work followed by discussion about setting up a home studio and any specifics student would like to go over. Boot camp headquarters are at Ms. FarrenÂs Avant-Garde Images studio on Linwood Avenue. Cost of the 15-hour weekend program is $295. For reservations and more information, call 263-7001, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.meetup.com/ photography-naples. Shooters can get skills in shape at photo boot camp COURTESY PHOTOS Richard Evans, Naples, Advanced winner 2009 Abraham Lowers, Naples, Child winner 2009
Calusa Harbor 2525 First St., Fort Myers Â€ Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, Â The History of Pirates in Southwest Florida ÂŽ Â… Come aboard as local pirate historians and authors ÂcruiseÂŽ through the history of pirates in our area. Lunch is included in this presentation lead by James and Sarah Jane Kaserman. $20/$25.Â„ For registration or more information about the Renaissance Academy at FGCU, call 425-3272 or e-mail John Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University is winding down its summer classes and programs from Naples to Fort Myers. HereÂs what coming up: The Naples Center 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Â€ 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, screening and discussion of Â Rashomon ÂŽ Â… Set in feudal Japan, Akira KurosawaÂs highly acclaimed film presents a tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspectives of a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. A landmark of international cinema, this 1950 film is a stunning examination of truth and human nature. $4/$5. Bentley Village 704 Village Circle, North Naples Â€ 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, Â The ÂBad War,Â World War IIÂs Pacific Theatre ÂŽ Â… In the view of some, the war in Europe against the Nazis was the ÂgoodÂŽ war fought for ideological reasons, while the Pacific war against the Japanese was racist. This discussion will address the highly controversial but surprisingly current topic of how historical revisionism is applied to the Pacific war. Topics will include the factors that affected the ferocity of the Pacific theatre, the internment of Japanese-Americans and others and the controversy surrounding the HBO mini-series ÂThe Pacific.ÂŽ Both revisionist and traditional theories will be discussed. Instructor Thomas Eastwood began his career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms before transferring to the Department of Defense, where he conducted and led counterintelligence and criminal investigations. He also served as a senior executive for the Internal Revenue Service. $20/$25. The Atrium 8695 College Parkway, Fort Myers Â€ 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 26, Â Family Naming Patterns for Genealogists ÂŽ Â… This lecture will examine proven family naming patterns and how they can lead us to those elusive ancestors. Dr. Ellsworth John La Coste will discuss nicknames and a short history of the origin of last names and will use case studies to show examples, and the use of alternate spellings to find family members from the past. $20/$25. Â€ 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Â Faith and Fitness ÂŽ Â… As an introduction to fitness as a spiritual discipline, instructor Tom Hafer will examine how a conscious effort toward personal wellness becomes an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving when we focus on a much larger global picture. Art of the Olympians 1300 Hendry St., Fort Myers Â€ 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 26, Â Nature and Wildlife Photography ÂŽ Â… Learn how National Geographic photographers capture nature during its most magnificent moments through the lenses of their cameras. Instructor Jim Sernovitz is a professional photographer and instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. $25/$30.SchoolÂ’s almost out for summer at FGCUÂ’s Renaissance Academy The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast UniversityÂs life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees, seeks topics and instructors for its upcoming fall, winter and spring sessions. The academy offers single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series and life enrichment courses at 14 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, from Marco Island to Port Charlotte. Class proposals are now being accepted for consideration.There are no advanced degree requirements for instructors; life experience and a passion to share may be all you need. Diverse and challenging programs are welcome, from art to business and computers, ecology and the environment, history, law and government, literature, language, film, music and dance, philosophy, religion, psychology, science, medicine and U.S./world affairs.The fall Renaissance Academy session takes place in October-November; the winter/spring session is JanuaryMay 2011; and summer classes meet in July-August 2011. Presenters are needed for single lectures and also or short courses that meet from two to four times. Lectures are usually 75 minutes long and are followed by a question-and-answer session. Presenters receive an honorarium of $75 per 90-minute lecture.Programs take place at: The FGCU Naples Center in Naples; Atrium Executive Center and Cypress Cove, South Fort Myers; FGCUÂs main campus in Estero; Calusa Harbor and Art of the Olympians near downtown Fort Myers; Grandezza Country Club, Estero; Steinway Piano Gallery, Bonita Springs; Bentley Village, North Naples; Herald Court Centre and Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, Punta Gorda; South Port Square, Port Charlotte; and in Marco Island and Cape Coral at locations to be announced.If you have an idea for a class or single lecture you would like to present as part of the Renaissance Academy program, you must complete a proposal form for review. Detailed instructions and forms are available for downloading at www. fgcu/racademy. For more information, call John Guerra at 425-3260 or 425-3272, or e-mail email@example.com. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NEWS A19 Call: 239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway | North Fort Myers, Florida 33903 C a: 9 5 0 0 Brie Parkwa| North Fort M ye rs, Now itÂs easy to own a waterfront condo starting from only $234,900 Huge Waterfront Condos in Fort Myers, Florida!PRICED TO MOVE! ACT NOW! *WITH THE USE OF PREFERRED LENDER. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CONTACT AGENT FOR DETAILS.DIRECTIONS FROM I-75 Take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.Easy Financing Available Only 3.5% Down*FHA & Fannie Mae Approved!EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING NorthStarYachtClub.com Follow Us OnView Our Video Online COURTESY PHOTOAmy Burns of Sanibel won the 2009 Â“Thriftiest Shopper in Southwest FloridaÂ” title. people asking if weÂd do the contest again this year, so we should have a great turnout.ÂŽ The 2009 winner was Amy Burns, a then 18-year-old student from Sanibel Island, who says sheÂs excited to see this yearÂs crop of contestants. ÂI look forward to getting tips from the best of them,ÂŽ she says. ÂI canÂt wait to see the final four for this yearÂs competition. Contest entry forms are available at GoodwillÂs 24 Southwest Florida retail and donation centers as well as online at www.goodwillswfl.org. Entrants must write a 500-word essay explaining what they think qualifies them to be ÂThe Thriftiest Shopper in Southwest Florida.ÂŽ They can return the form to the below Goodwill locations, where they will be interviewed by a panel of judges for more information about their thrifty shopping habits and successes. Interviews will be videotaped. The times and Goodwill locations are: Â€ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27: Towne Center, 3759 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples Â€ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28: Springs Plaza at U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs If you cannot make an audition, essays can also be mailed, along with a photograph, to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, 4940 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Mailed entries must be received no later than 4 p.m Friday, July 30. Four contest finalists will be selected in mid-August. Each of the four will receive a $100 Goodwill gift certificate, to be used in determining the grand prize winner. Each finalist will use his/her gift certificate to make purchases at a Goodwill store to demonstrate their bargain-hunting skills. Finalists will be allowed to use frequent shopper/donor cards to make purchases, and will receive appropriate discounts when applicable (i.e., Senior Day, Student Day, Thrifty Thursday). A portion of each shopping spree will be videotaped and edited by Goodwill for placement on the Goodwill website and other online sites. Beginning on or about Monday, Sept. 13, videos of each finalist will be placed on the Goodwill website. Online voting will be enabled on the Goodwill website and promoted on social media venues such as YouTube and Facebook. The contestant receiving the most votes will be named ÂThe Thriftiest Shopper in Southwest Florida.ÂŽ Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida operates 24 retail and donation centers in Southwest Florida. The stores support the Goodwill mission to helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Programs include career training and placement services, income-sensitive housing for people with disabilities and senior citizens, youth mentoring, the Four Wheels for Work vehicle assistance program and the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School. For more information, call 995-2106, ext. 211.THRIFTYFrom page 1 >> What: Â“Thriftiest Shopper in Southwest FloridaÂ” auditions >> Where: Goodwill stores >> When: Tuesday, July 27, at Towne Center, Naples; Wednesday, July 28, at Springs Plaza, Bonita Springs >> Details: 995-2106 or www.goodwillsw org. in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 Classes on tap for obese children and teenagersA 10-week series of nutrition classes to help obese children and teens change their food and exercise habits will begin Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Catholic Charities Counseling Center in Naples. Kathy Feinstein, a licensed clinical social worker and counselor at the center, will conduct the ÂShapedownÂŽ program that was developed at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. It combines diet, exercise and other techniques to help families become less food-focused, find more active, social and life-enriching pursuits, and increase self-esteem and sense of responsibility. For more information, call 4552655 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ChildrenÂ’s hospital screens for autismThe ChildrenÂs Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The ChildrenÂs HospitalÂs neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Physician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING One reason NCH has been able to make progress, despite the nationÂs and the regionÂs continuing economic woes, is that weÂve developed a disciplined budgeting process, so critical to our own economic health. The new NCH financial year begins Oct. 1. Each summer we plan for the new fiscal year by preparing a budget that anticipates our needs and resources, our supplies and facility improvements/additions, so that we can remain at the cutting edge of technology while we continue to serve the communityÂs health care needs. As we begin that planning process, Jerry Markham, forecast and reimbursement director, and his team from NCH Central have summarized three important goals for the new financial year: 1. Manage to season. Of all Florida counties, Collier County has the largest seasonal swing in terms of hospitalized patients. Last winter, we experienced a peak of 610 patients in our system that has a total capacity of 681 beds. This was in stark contrast to the nadir of 303 patients we treated a few weeks ago. Between NCH and Physicians Regional Healthcare System hospitals, Collier County has a total capacity of about 880 beds. Hypothetically, during the slow summer months, all inpatients could be consolidated into the 420-bed, downtown NCH facility. The point is that excess capacity is inefficient, and in a period where healthcare resources become even more precious, we must become more efficient. 2. Manage to Medicare. The sad reality is that our nationÂs two major healthcare payers, the federal and state governments, are short of funds. In fact, 44 of 50 states are experiencing budget shortfalls this year. Florida is down about 18 percent. This has significant impact on NCH. The federal government pays for Medicare, which accounts for about 61 percent of our patients; the state government pays for Medicaid, which accounts for 8 percent. As a consequence, we anticipate a decrease in reimbursement this coming year. 3. Manage to metrics. We will focus this year on three financial metrics, drawn from the Thompson Reuters Top 100, to measure our progress. These will measure (1) severity-adjusted length of stay, (2) expense per adjusted discharge and (3) operating profit margin. These financial metrics will complement the seven metrics we use for our most important focuses: quality and patient satisfaction. Our goal is to continue to improve both efficiency and effectiveness, as we deliver better value Â„ which we define as Âquality divided by cost.ÂŽ As to our progress in the current financial year, CFO Vicki Hale reported to our 24-member board that with two-thirds of the year completed, we have stayed ahead of plan as a result of hospital operations performing better than both budget and prior year. The summer months, of course, are typically a soft period. And managementÂs goal is to break even during the summer so we can deliver our year-todate gain. Achieving this will require everyoneÂs continued best efforts, as we navigate a volatile economic environment while working to improve the level of health-care quality we deliver to the community. Â„ Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Disciplined budgeting process is critical to economic healthSTRAIGHT TALK allen WEISS email@example.com Jewelry by design, with purpose BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly ItÂs easy to let lifeÂs problems get you down, especially when those problems are medical in nature. Some people find the strength to overcome the trappings of illness and use their experience to help others. ALS, or Lou GehrigÂs disease, hasnÂt stopped Lissa Mounce from making her mark Â„ both through her beautiful jewelry and indomitable spirit. Once an avid tennis player, Mrs. Mounce started making colorful beaded necklaces when ALS rendered her unable to play the sport she loved. Friends joined her in making more necklaces, all of which they gave to others who make donations to the Florida chapter of the ALS Association. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degenerative muscular disease that strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, causing degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. In more than half of all cases, initial symptoms include a painless weakness in a hand, foot, arm or leg. Other early symptoms include difficulty with speech, swallowing or walking. Promising areas of research include stem cell and gene therapy. Those with the disease usually have a survival rate of two to five years from the time of their diagnoses. Mrs. Mounce has lived with ALS since November 2007. With her jewelry, she has raised more than $20,000 for the fight against the devastating disease, according to Kamden Kuhn, public relations coordinator for the local association chapter. ÂShe and dozens of her friends gathered in groups of four or five at her house and worked on items that Lissa had designed,ÂŽ Ms. Kuhn adds. ALS gradually robbed Mrs. Mounce of her ability to string together the beads for her necklaces; now she uses a computer-assisted speech device that enables her to tell her husband, Richard, what types of beads to purchase. Her friends still come over to string them into jewelry. The Mounces have led an exciting life as a couple. As part of Mr. MounceÂs career, they spent time in London, Jordan, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Now they spend most of the year in Naples, save for a few months in Vermont near the New Hampshire border every summer. Mr. Mounce is his wifeÂs primary caregiver. ÂWe love the beautiful natural environments of the two places, and the differences between them,ÂŽ Mr. Mounce says. ÂIn Vermont, we have the lovely Green Mountains, the country roads and, of course, the glorious fall foliage. In Naples, we love the beaches andÂƒ the Everglades, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and J.N. Ding Darling (National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel).ÂŽ Between their two residences, Mr. Mounce says, they have Âthe best of both worlds,ÂŽ although he does miss hot, stormy summer days in Southwest Florida. ÂBut itÂs much more about looking forward to where we are going, rather than missing something weÂre leaving behind.ÂŽ In May the ALS Florida Chapter proclaimed the Mounces the family that best exemplifies the spirit of ÂALS Across AmericaÂŽ for Florida. Mr. Mounce credits advances in assistive technology with helping his wife compensate for the losses of ability that come with ALS. This includes a speech-generating computer with an optical reader mechanism that allows Mrs. Mounce to communicate verbally, connect to the Internet and watch television and movies. ALS prevents her from stringing beads, but Lissa Mounce still embraces the creative processCOURTESY PHOTO Richard and Lissa MounceSEE JEWELRY, A21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NEWS A21 YouÂll love our $1,250 LASIKItÂs our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit www.bonitaeye.com Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYE STEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS Anton E. Coleman, M.D. Behavioral NeurologistBoard CertiÂ“ edAPPOINTMENTS cholesterol, blood-sugar, thyroid function, heart disease by 50,Why not your MEMORY ? or disorientation, could be the cause of a serious illness Screening for over 75 years is a must Screening for years is smart Screening for over 50 years is PREVENTION Before your mind changes YOU !RETAIN YOUR MINDFULNESS, PREVENTION IS THE KEY Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Free seminars coming upPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free seminars: Â€ Newest Advances in Shoulder Surgery Â… 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Dr. Steven Goldberg will discuss the various causes of shoulder pain, from arthritis to rotator cuff disorders, and treatments including shoulder resurfacing, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery. Â€ Robotic Arm Knee Surgery Â… 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Dr. Frederick Buechel will explain the MAKOplasty option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. The robotic arm technology enables surgeons to target only the diseased portion of the knee, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it. Â€ Hip and Knee Pain Â… 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Dr. Robert Zehr will present general information on non-surgical as well as surgical treatments for arthritis in hips and knees, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer-assisted surgery and rapid recovery programs. Dr. Zehr will also discuss MRI-directed, custom-aligned total knee replacement and introduce the Oxford Unicompartmental knee joint replacement. To register for any of the above, visit www.physiciansregional.net/events. Support groups meet at NCHNCH Healthcare SystemÂs Cancer Support Group meets from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday in Conference Room C at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Living on the North Naples campus. Call Theresa Richmond for information, 552-7203. Stroke survivors and caregivers meet from 2-3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the Telford Building on the downtown hospital campus. Call Rebeka DiMaria for information, 436-6361. Mended Hearts welcomes heart disease patients and their families from 4-5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month (no meetings in July or August). For more information, call 436-5236. NCH also offers a pre-diabetes seminar to help you determine whether you are at risk for developing the disease. Call 4366755 for dates and times. Sessions take place in the von Arx Diabetes Center. Bloodmobile is on the moveThe Community Blood Center bloodmobile, an affiliate of NCH, will be at the following locations: Â€ 2-5 p.m. Friday, July 23: Sweetbay Supermarket in Mission Hills Plaza, corner of Collier Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road Â€ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24: Coastland Center, near the mall food court and Dillards. Donors will receive lemonade and cookies from Calistoga Bakery and a gift card for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Â€ 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27: Allen Systems Group, Goodlette Commons Â€ 8-11 a.m. Thursday, July 29: NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road Â€ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Hollywood 20-Naples, 6006 Hollywood Blvd. Free movie ticket for successful donors. CBC headquarters are in the NCH Medical Plaza, 311 Ninth St. Donation hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. There is free valet parking for donors. Call 436-5455 for more information. In Bonita Springs, the CBC is in Sunshine Plaza, 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Blood donors are welcome from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call 495-1138 for more information. Bereavement support on MarcoJoell Canglin, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement manager at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, leads a weekly bereavement support group on Marco Island for those dealing with loss. Sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday in the boardroom at IberiaBank Marco. For more information, call Ms. Canglin at 384-9495 or Keith Dameron at IberiaBank at 734-1021. Mr. and Mrs. Mounce have also found ALS support groups to be useful in obtaining suggestions from other couples about coping technologies and ideas. And designing and making jewelry is another facet that has made a difference in Mrs. MounceÂs life. ÂIt is the only way I can be creative now, and it attracts many friends to visit in a purposeful way,ÂŽ she says. For people recently diagnosed with ALS, Mrs. Mounce says itÂs important to do lots of research and ask medical professionals lots of questions. She also recommends that people talk with others who have ALS and, most important, maintain friendships fostered prior to the diagnosis. The couple is heavily involved in the ALS AssociationÂs efforts to raise awareness about the disease, through television and newspapers, community events and corporate sponsorships. It is the only nonprofit organization fighting the disease on every front, including global research, assistance through its national chapter network and multidisciplinary care. Mrs. Mounce makes special mention of Christine Bright, an ALS social worker in Southwest Florida whose knowledge and personalized services are much appreciated. Â„ For more information, contact the ALS Association Florida Chapter at www.ALSAFL.org.JEWELRYFrom page A20 TO YOUR HEALTH
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weekÂ’s adoptable pets are from BrookeÂ’s Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. >> Titi-ani is a 3-yearold, spayed cocker spaniel with pretty markings. Very nice and well mannered, she likes everyone. >> Yoko is a 3-monthold spayed tortoiseshell. SheÂ’s very sweet and outgoing, and she might even bring good luck. >> Tessa is a 6-year-old spayed papillon/pekingese mix. SheÂ’s a low-key gal who likes children and going for walks. >> Cinderella is a 5-year-old spayed boxer who obeys commands the rst time. She is happy just hanging out with people.Too many pet owners stress about the wrong thingsimmediate trip to the veterinariansÂ, day or night, if a pet eats any. Commercial chews : Relatively safe. Commercial chews made to be ingested and most pet toys are usually fine. Dr. Hansen says to buy appropriate sizes and use as recommended: Watch for wear and replace as necessary. Socks, underwear and nylons : Unsafe. Keep laundry picked up and in hampers, and always watch what your dog has in her mouth Â„ especially during the chew-everything stages of growing up. And donÂt give soft dog toys to puppies who eat everything. Medication : Unsafe. Medication, both human and pet, prescription and over-thecounter, can also seem like a toy to many pets. ÂIt seems counterintuitive to anyone who has tried to give pills to a dog that theyÂd eat medication,ÂŽ says Dr. Hansen. ÂBut once pills are rattling around in the bottle, itÂs a toy, and itÂs fair game.ÂŽ Soap-based cleaners : Relatively safe. Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, soap-based cleaners such as those found in some Swiffer products present no risk to pets. Nor is that Âblue waterÂŽ toilet cleaner a problem, although Dr. Hansen recommends keeping the lid down anyway. Disinfectants : Unsafe. Dr. Hansen warns that stronger cleaning products are dangerous. DonÂt store any household cleaning products under the sink, even with child/pet-proof latches on cabinet doors. Put these products behind closed doors in high cabinets. Relatively safe Âpeople foodÂŽ : Some Âpeople foodÂŽ in moderate amounts, such as carrots, apple slices and even pizza crusts, is generally OK, although not really recommended because it can contribute to behavior problems (begging, counter-cruising) and the health risks caused by obesity. Unsafe Âpeople foodÂŽ : Other Âpeople foodÂŽ thatÂs fine for us should be off-limits to pets. This includes raisins and grapes, macadamia nuts and bread dough. If the latter seems strange, consider that the inside of a dog is perfect for getting yeast to increase, and that means a little dough soon becomes a big medical problem that may need to be addressed surgically. Silica gel and roach motels : Relatively safe. The APCC gets a lot of calls on both, says Dr. Hansen. The little gel packets put in boxes to keep products dry are harmless, says Hansen. And as for that roach motel, ÂNot enough insecticide to be of concern,ÂŽ he says. Cat litter : Unsafe. Many dogs like to consume the contents of the catÂs litter box, which may form a blockage that will need surgical intervention. As for cats, playing with yarn or string, or plucking from the garbage pail the cord that held together a roast can mean a trip to the veterinarian and possibly surgery if these items are eaten. When it comes to food, household cleaners and plants, veterinary experts say that pet lovers spend too much time worrying about products that arenÂt much of a problem and generally donÂt know about the things that truly are. How can you know whatÂs safe and whatÂs not? ÂCheck multiple sources for confirmation,ÂŽ says veterinarian Dr. Steven Hansen, head of the ASPCAÂs Animal Poison Control Center, noting that the APCCÂs website (ASPCA.org/APCC) is a great resource, as is the urban myth website Snopes.com. ÂQuestion it all, and if you have any question at all, ask your own veterinarian.ÂŽ Here are Dr. HansenÂs biggest concerns Â„ and most overblown worries Â„ based on the 150,000 calls a year into the APCC: Chocolate : Relatively safe. Many dogs love chocolate, and although you shouldnÂt be offering it as a treat, you donÂt need to panic if your Labrador eats a bar of milk chocolate Â„ the worst sheÂll likely get is a bellyache. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTION WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Hospitality prosConcierge association members meet at McCormick & SchmickÂ’s, and more business to-dos. B7 On the MoveSee whoÂ’s going where and doing what on the local scene. B4 News from NABORRealtorsÂ’ report says home and condo inventory is at a three-year low. B9 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe business worldÂ’s tiny giantsAh, summerÂƒ That wonderful time of year when everything slows down Â„ including your business. Your clients, employees and vendors are on a seemingly constant rotation of vacation time. No oneÂs ever in when you need them. The easiest thing to do, then, is just accept this state of affairs. After all, thereÂs a gentlemenÂs agreement in the business world that operations are supposed to slow down a little in the summer, and since your competition has slowed down, itÂs fine if you put on the brakes for a while, too. Right? Wrong, says business strategy expert Tom Hall. In fact, summer is the best possible time to really get focused on what makes your company tick Â„ in large part precisely because your competition is taking it easy during these lazy, hazy, crazy days. ÂIt makes perfect sense,ÂŽ says Mr. Hall, coauthor along with Wally Bock of ÂRuthless Focus: How to Use Key Core Strategies to Grow Your BusinessÂŽ (Dog Ear Publishing). ÂIf everyone else is slowing down and losing their focus during the summer months and you do the opposite, then youÂll be way ahead of the competition when fall rolls around.ÂŽ The ability to focus Â„ ruthlessly Â„ is what separates the companies that grow steadily and successfully from the ones that get distracted, trot down the wrong path and find themselves lost in the forest, says Mr. Hall.Instead of slacking off this summer, stay focusedSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE BOOK, B8 WhatÂs in a hot dog? If you ask Joe DÂAcunto, who sells the Sabrett brand from his shiny vending cart in Fort Myers, he might tell you about the casing, which seals in the natural juices. Or he might tell you about whatÂs in it for him, which in 1991 was a whole new life. ThatÂs when Mr. DÂAcunto started his business selling hot dogs, sausages, chips and soda. HeÂs been in the same gravel parking lot at Fowler Street and Winkler Avenue ever since, Monday to Friday, slinging a bit of his Brooklyn-born wit to go with the mustard and sauerkraut. ÂThe whole key is you have to be there every day, whether itÂs a good day or bad day,ÂŽ he says. Mr. DÂAcunto runs the smallest and humblest of businesses, officially called a microenterprise, which is broadly defined as a business with fewer than five employees. Microenterprises require relatively little money to start (officially that figure is $35,000 or less). They are commonly associated with street vendors hawking their homemade trinkets or treats in exchange for mere survival in developing countries. Here, however, microenterprises run a gamut of goods and services that includes cleaners, restauranteurs hewelry makers, wedding photographers, repairmen and flea-market merchants. Ela Vivonetto, a former restaurateur and caterer, started selling her Italian food at farmers markets in Naples seven years ago, after her husband, Jim, passed away. Now sheÂs known as The Sauce Lady and has a storefront by that name at 1810 J&C Blvd. She teaches cooking classes there, sharing family recipes for dishes such as Bolognese sauce, mushroom sauce, crab sauce, marinara, primavera, as well as lasagna, manicotti and more. ÂThe way I cook is the old style I learned from my father who learned from his father, and it goes back through the generations,ÂŽ she says. From the days Mr. DÂAcunto puts in on the street with his hot-dog cart, he and his wife (who works at Publix) raised a family, sending two sons and a daughter through college. For a few years early on, he had to work third shift in the long-term parking lot at the airport to make ends meet, but now the DÂAcuntos have paid the mortgage on a two-bedroom house. Many say microenterprises as a whole, even if governments donÂt offer them tax incentives and other lures that bring in big businesses, are crucial to breathing new life into the overall economy. Advocates argue that people in our communities right now, especially those who have the drive and skill but not the training or financial resources to open a very small business, could play a key role in bringing us out of our economic doldrums.SEE GIANTS, B5 BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@Â” oridaweekly.comHot dog vendor Joe DÂ’Acunto serving his customers. Microenterprises like Mr. DÂ’AcuntoÂ’s make up 87 percent of all businesses in the United States. Microenterprises can be crucial to reviving the countryÂ’s economy
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NOW 24 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9ÂŽ PIZZAS (Toppings Extra) Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Â• Naples www.VRBB.com/NaplesFort Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful GuidanceÂ• Business Valuation Â• Existing Business Sales Â• Mergers and AcquisitionsÂ• Pilates Studio Â• Landscape & Curbing Co. Â• Restoration & Remodeling Co. Â• Sign Co. Asset Sale Â• Day Spa Â• Arcade/CasinoÂ’s Â• Yacht Broker Â• Shoe Store Â• Storm Shutters Mfg. Â• Architectural Trim Mfg. Â• Hair Salon (4) Â• ChildrenÂ’s Hair Cuttery Â• Catering & Sandwich Shop Â• European Deli Â• Seafood Restaurant MONEY & INVESTINGBrazilian economy enjoying a carnival of its ownBrazil is hot. The fact is that Brazil has always been viewed as Âhot.ÂŽ Prior to 2005, the ÂhotÂŽ was the Rio de Janeiro beaches and, more specifically, the scantily clad ladies (and men) parading on the beach. The past five years have seen a sea change in the economy, currency and investment environment within Brazil. A large amount of private equity and venture capital money is now flowing into Brazil, as it is perceived to hold great investment opportunities. A little background: Brazil is the eighth-largest economy in the world. It is the fifth-largest country (in terms of land mass) in the world and is only smaller than Russia, Canada, the U.S. and China. It is a huge chunk of all of South America. Because of its size, it has many (10) neighbors; some of them are heavy into money laundering and drugs and one is known for its very anti-American stance. It is a large exporter of agricultural commodities in the world, has big mining and manufacturing operations, as well as services. Its gross domestic product per capita at $10,200 is a fraction of U.S. per capita GDP at $46,400. However, compared with ChinaÂs ($6,600) and India ($3,100), its citizenry is relatively much wealthier. Brazil has a lot of positives Âƒ besides the beaches. Most importantly, BrazilÂs debts are relatively small. Sovereign debt is, and will remain, a hot b utton f or a long time. The governmental debt of Brazil is about 50 percent of GDP whereas the U.S. is at approximately 100 percent of GDP and Japan is at about 200 percent of its GDP. Even more importantly, the country has a much smaller debt burden in that all forms of debt combined (government, financial, non-financial business and consumer) total 130 percent of BrazilÂs 2008 GDP. Contrast this to the U.S.Â collective burden at close to 300 percent of GDP; JapanÂs at 450 percent; BritainÂs at 370 percent; and SpainÂs at 330 percent. (And you are thinkingÂƒ. Could the numbers for Japan really be so bad? Yes. And is Britain also in heaps of trouble? Yes, but Britain has relatively less government debt and relatively much greater private sector debt.) Out of the top 14 industrialized countries, Brazil ranks number three as being the least debt burdened. Only Russia and India are less debt burdened. In the context of worldwide fears of deflation, having lesser amounts of debt means a great deal. The government can spend; the consumer can borrow; and the banks and corporate entities have good balance sheets. Combine those positives with a country needing better infrastructure, being energy independent (both own oil and are light years ahead of us in ethanol production); and a growing middle class that has space and wants to own something more than a scooter, laptop, and cell phone. This country has a lot of potential. The Âsmart moneyÂŽ in the U.S. has been the venture capitalists, the private equity firms and the hedge funds. LetÂs follow their money trail. The Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association registers fund companies and tracks their dollars flowing into Brazil. Last told, there were more than 250 fund companies. Per a Reuters article on April 13, 2010, $5 billion was raised in new capital by these funds in 2009 and an estimated $15 billion will be raised within the next 12 months ending June 2011. Advent International (a U.S. based private equity firm) alone raised $1.65 billion for Latin American buyouts this spring. A host of other big players are putting dollars into Brazil. Per a July 13 report by Tech Crunch, a wellrespected weblog reporting on all aspects of technology, ÂDeloitte and the National Venture Capital Association have released a report Âƒ indicating that U.S. venture capitalists expect their market to contract but anticipate growth in emerging markets, including China, India and Brazil, over the next five years. The 2010 global venture report surveyed over 500 VCs worldwide.ÂŽ How big is $15 billion? U.S. venture capital peaked at $36 billion in 2007; $28 billion in 2009; $15 billion in 2009; and the rosiest estimates for 2010 would be around $15 billion. George Soros has a big position in PETRONAS and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square has a position (per his first quarter 2010 letter to investors (as posted by www.leveragedacademy.com) in a Brazilian mall company, Aliansce.The Brazilian equity market took a nosedive greater than the U.S. did in 2008-2009, but it might fare better if a decline resumed. Why? The smart money understands the potential in Brazil and is making a commitment there and everyone on the planet understands that excessive debt (in a non-inflationary environment) is a huge drag on growth for many years. Should one run out and buy Brazilian equities? No, but you can start to look at them and talk to your adviser about their potential and if they are appropriate for you. Â„ Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com. jeannette SHOWALTER CFA email@example.com
stance abuse services in Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. Higher Education Christopher Vernon J.D., has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Edison State College Board of Trustees. Mr. Vernon is a founding partner of the business and investment litigation firm of Vernon Healy in Naples. Barbara Wells has joined the Edison State College Foundation as director of alumni relations to develop and oversee ESCÂs first alumni association. Ms. Wells has relocated to Southwest Florida from Richmond, Va., where she served as director of development for the School of the Performing Arts, development coordinator for Riverside School Inc., fund development consultant for Stumpf & Associates Inc. and executive director for Chesterfield Public Education Foundation. Dr. Marcia Brooks has been promoted to dean of students and Dr. Micki Erickson has been promoted to dean of counseling and support services at Hodges University. Dr. Brooks succeeds Dr. Ron Bowman, who remains as vice president of student development at Hodges. Dr. Brooks recently earned a doctorate degree from Nova Southwestern University. She has also served as assistant dean of students and student development coordinator at Hodges. Dr. Erickson has been with Hodges University for more than 10 years, heading the areas of counseling, career development and disability services. In her new position she will oversee academic achievement services as well. Law Michael Randolph has joined GrayRobinson, P.A. as a shareholder in the Naples office. He brings a wealth of experience to the firm in commercial, property, construction and litigation. He is vice president of the 2010 Executive Council of the Lee County Bar Association and is the incoming president of the association. Mr. Randolph is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar and is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. ment of CHS Healthcare. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, he will work at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee and will be available when needed at CHSÂ two Naples dental offices. Michael Corbin has joined the David Lawrence Center as a fulltime, board-certified adult staff psychiatrist in the Acute Care Services Department. Dr. Corbin will provide psychiatric medical services to the Emergency Services Assessment Center, Adult Detoxification Unit and the Adult and ChildrenÂs Crisis Stabilization Unit, which serves as the Collier County Baker Act Receiving Facility. He earned a bachelorÂs degree in biology from University of Tennessee, his medical degree from East Tennessee State University, and his residency in psychiatry from Bayylor College of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Since 2004, Dr. Corbin has provided psychiatric medical services at David Lawrence Center and a variety of other treatment centers throughout Florida and Tennessee through Locum Tenens Agencies. In addition, he has had a private practice serving individuals and couples in Fort Lauderdale since 2003. David Lawrence Center is a not-for-profit, community mental health center that provides affordable mental health and subhistorical restoration, tenant improvements and institutional repairs in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Development Connie Boyd has been named vice president of communications and public relations at WCI Communities, with responsibility for all aspects of WCIÂs internal and external communications, including public relations policies, objectives and initiatives. Ms. Boyd joined the companyÂs amenities division in 2001 and developed the Signature Services Concierge program. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Microenterprises make up about 87 percent of all businesses in the United States, says the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, a national trade group. There are 36,321 businesses with fewer than five employees in Collier County, and microenterprises here employ 24 percent of the private-sector workforce. ÂItÂs a sizeable part of our economy that should not be ignored,ÂŽ says Connie Evans, AEO president. ÂBecause they are the smallest of the small, people underestimate their potential. They give communities real opportunity for job creation and provide an opportunity for many coming out of the embers of this economic crisis.ÂŽThe microentrepreneurÂ’s plight But governments, economic development groups and commercial banks traditionally offer little in the way of training, incentives or loan programs to microenterprises. Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, says there arenÂt any programs directed specifically at helping train and fund microentrepreneurs. ÂWe help startups as much as we can, mostly with referrals,ÂŽ says Kristi Bartlett, a spokesperson for the Economic Development Council of Collier County. In Lee County, ÂWe do not focus on startup business with five employees are less,ÂŽ says County Commissioner Tammy Hall. She adds, ÂWe want to be supportive of those businesses. We help them more from the administrative side.ÂŽ Tom Scott, director of the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, is in favor of Lee County and other governments doing more to nurture local entrepreneurs, especially those who are from poor or otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds. Commercial banks shy away from business loans to people with little credit or collateral. Often the only loans available to them are those with debilitating high interest rates, such as credit cards or pay-day lenders. But lenders that specialize in microsized business loans show a high success rate of repayment. ACCION, the nationÂs largest micro-lender of amounts from $500 to $30,000, says that more than 90 percent of the loans it makes are repaid. About 90 percent of the loans are made to immigrants and 40 percent to women. Spokesperson Laura Kozian estimates that each loan the company makes creates 2.7 jobs in lowto-moderate-income neighborhoods. Â(Lee) County has $25 million set aside to recruit or retain high-wage jobs,ÂŽ Mr. Scott says. ÂThatÂs a traditional economic development approach, encouraging businesses to relocate here, bringing jobs that have high wages. What weÂre saying is thereÂs another level to this, and that is the microenterprise portion of it.ÂŽ Microenterprise development has been slow to catch on in most communities. In her 1999 book ÂBootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the America Poor,ÂŽ Lisa Servon wrote that programs that train and fund on a micro-level have garnered positive attention because of their Âbipartisan supportÂŽ and Âthe high payback rates of existing lending programs.ÂŽ But she adds that others argue programs to help microentrepreneurs are too expensive, Âand the jobs they do create arenÂt very good ones.ÂŽ Historically, even microloans made to some of the poorest people in the world have been repaid at a higher rate than most business loans. Bangladeshi economist Dr. Mohammad Yunnus is generally considered the father of microcredit. He started Grameen Bank in 1976 after famously loaning 25 cents to a woman who made bamboo stools. Since then, the bank has made billions in micro-sized loans to some of the worldÂs poorest people, and claims at least most of the businesses are profitable and that about 96 percent of its loans are repaid. Dr. Yunnus won a Nobel Peace prize for his efforts. The MicroEnterprise ProjectMr. ScottÂs enterprise center and other local groups have joined together in a new program to train and invest in entrepreneurs who fall outside the reach of most other help. The Southwest Florida MicroEnteprise Project might also finally get some of them a loan. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, SCORE and, perhaps most importantly, ACCION, are partners in the project. Fifteen women and men with business ideas Â„ everything from roof cleaning to Amazonian jewelry Â„ meet for three hours every Thursday evening at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center at 3903 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers to discuss what it will take to make a profit. Students there create a detailed business plan and learn about the vigilance and dedication required to keep a business afloat. The words Âreality checkÂŽ crop up often at classes. Mr. Scott, who teaches the curriculum, says the program will Âweed out the googley-eyed types, the dreamers.ÂŽ They are about halfway through the 12-week course and at the finish will be in line for a microloan from ACCION. Cassandra Francois, a 36-year-old single mother who lives in Fort Myers, is preparing to start an event and party planning service called Special Occasions Inc. To get by, sheÂs a substitute teacher. ÂI always wanted to have my own business. I just didnÂt know how to go about it,ÂŽ she says. ÂThis is the cherry in the cake. It gives me a foundation to put it all together.ÂŽ The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Project is based on a curriculum called First Step FastTrac, which was developed by The Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit based in Kansas City, Mo. Mentors, including retired business owners, counsel the students, and guests are invited to lecture on their areas of business experience and expertise. Elliot Rittenhouse, director of the project, is in charge of administering the program through Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. He aims to graduate 300 people in three years at a cost of about $1,200 per student. HeÂll need more mentors and more than $300,000 to make that happen. The next class is set to begin Aug. 28. To apply for the program or learn more about mentoring or making a contribution, visit www.goodwillswfl.org/ microenterprise.htm or call the Southwest Florida Community Foundation at 274-5900.Management skills and moneyThose accepted into the program generally already have a solid business idea, skills to carry it off and a passion for their work Â„ but they lack management know-how and a decent loan. ÂThis program addresses those last two,ÂŽ Mr. Rittenhouse says. For 24-year-old Christine Dunn, who hopes to open a wedding photography business, the classes, Âdefinitely put things more into perspective.ÂŽ The program was developed 15 years ago and Âis very much making (participants) accountable for researching their business and testing it,ÂŽ says Dorothy Browning, Kaufman Foundation program manager. ÂWhen they put their numbers to the paper, it really comes homeÂƒ They get a whole different understanding over the course of those 12 weeks.ÂŽ The next step for the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Project, Mr. Rittenhouse says, will be organizing classes for entrepreneurs from places like Immokalee, LaBelle and Clewiston. Southwest FloridaÂs program comes as the federal government has ramped up efforts to fund small-time entrepreneurs. Last year, the Obama administration raised the cap on microloans through the U.S. Small Business Administration from $35,000 to $50,000 to encourage lending. And last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, urging banks to loan to small businesses, told economists and reporters that companies less than two years old made up a quarter of gross job creation over the last 20 years, even though they employed less than 10 percent of the work force during that time. These facts and figures dissipate under the cooling umbrella with a slogan advertising Sabrett hot dogs: ÂWeÂre on a roll.ÂŽ Mr. DÂAcunto makes one up for customer who pushes it into his mouth in three increments. Even on the weekends, Mr. DÂAcunto works at shopping, cleaning his equipment or chopping onions. ÂI donÂt take a day off. You have to sacrifice to make it now,ÂŽ he says. ÂAnd IÂve sacrificed for 18 years.ÂŽ But he says it with a smile and a flash in his blue eyes, the molten heat of a July afternoon creating a thin sheen of sweat on his forehead. COURTESY PHOTO GIANTSFrom page B1First Step FastTrac class
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Cost is $25. RSVP to Kerry Tate at email@example.com by July 19. For more information, visit www.ipcconline.org. The Naples Greater Chamber of Commerce presents a free ÂCustomer LoyaltyÂŽ workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at chamber headquarters. For more information and registration, visit www.napleschamber.org. Lee Collier Networkers meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Hilton Naples. Dora Watson of Global Wealth Management will discuss ÂCustomer Service that Elevates You Above Your Competition.ÂŽ For more information, visit www.leecolliernet.com. The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets for the end-of-year celebration and induction of new officers at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Pinchers Crab Shack followed by a sunset cruise hosted by Cruise Naples. Reservations required by noon July 22. For more information, visit www.abwaneapolitan.org. Members-only of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive Club are invited to the grand opening at the Kate Spade boutique at Waterside Shops from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29. Zonta Club of Naples meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at the Hilton Naples. RSVP to Sally Sitta at 262-1283. For more information, visit www.zonta-naples.org. Next meeting: Aug. 3. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guest. For more information, visit www. chbpnaples.org. Next meeting: Aug. 4. The next members-only Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at MulliganÂs Sports Grill. Cost is $15. Register at www.napleschamber.org. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 John R. Wood Inc., Realtors welcomes several new sales associates: Â€ Ernestina Ferreras has joined the companyÂs Bonita Springs office. She is fluent in Spanish and has skills in finance, contract negotiations and marketing. She earned her real estate license in 2001 and is a member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach as well as the National Association of Realtors. Â€ Donna Furman has joined the Uptown office. Originally from Miami, Ms. Furman has lived in Naples since 1998 and has been a Realtor since 1999. She was named Rookie of the Year in 2000 and belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Â€ Al Paris has joined the Bonita Springs office. Mr. Paris has a structural engineering degree, certification as a home inspector and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds the Professional Residential Manager the Community Association Manager designations and is a member of the Florida Association of Residential Property Managers and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Â€ Tessa Perry is the third new face in the Bonita Springs office. A New York native, Ms. Perry worked as the manager of footwear and apparel licensing for the National Basketball Association for eight-plus years before moving to Southwest Florida to start her real estate career. She earned her bachelorÂs degree in journalism and mass communications from St. Bonaventure University. Â€ Julia Vratsolis has returned to the Uptown office. She has earned many industry accolades, including the 2004 Presidential Circle of Excellence and the 2005 and 2006 Platinum Circle of Excellence. John R. Wood Inc., Realtors has eight offices and approximately 300 agents throughout Collier and Lee counties. Â€ Longtime Naples residents David and Cindy House and Ron Stratton have joined Florida Home Realty as sales associates. Mr. House is a U.S. Navy veteran and was an executive in the Department of Defense for 25 years; Mrs. House was a certified professional financial manager for the Department of Defense. Mr. Stratton, the former CEO of the real estate division of Meridian Bank, holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. House and Mr. Stratton are members of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. The Premier Properties on-site sales team has closed nearly $50 million in sales in Estuary at Grey Oaks over the past 15 months. Nine villas, three furnished estate model homes and nine estate homesites sold. Nine homes are under construction this summer, including five custom estate homes. Estuary is where those who want to live the Naples lifestyle to the fullest can make themselves right at home. The communityÂs natural beauty, coupled with its numerous amenities and its proximity to downtown and beaches, make Estuary a clear standout for those seeking a luxury lifestyle. Further energizing EstuaryÂs success is the newly renovated sales center where visitors can study wall displays of models, a site plan and background on the developer. From the convenience of the private conference room, Sales are good, and so is life, in Estuary at Grey OaksSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Home and condo inventory in the Naples area continues to decline steadily and is at a three-year low, according to the latest report from the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The report indicates that available inventory decreased 9 percent in the second quarter of 2010 to 8,845 properties, compared to 9,681 properties in the second quarter of 2009. The $2 million-plus price range saw a 24 percent decrease in inventory, the largest decline when compared to all other price ranges, says Brenda Fioretti, NABOR president and managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty. Inventory in the Naples area has reached equilibrium between supply and demand with 1 1.3 months of inventory. Cindy Carroll, vicepresident of the fee appraisal firm Carroll & Carroll, describes a neighborhood that has reached equilibrium as one in which the number of current listings equals the number of sales in the prior 12 months. The $1 million-plus price range showed the greatest increase in pending and closed sales. In the second quarter of 2010, pending sales increased 38 percent and closed sales increased 48 percent compared to the same quarter last year. ÂWe are continuing to see strong activity in these price ranges in July and expect a reasonable level of sales throughout the summer,ÂŽ says Phil Wood, president of John R. Wood Inc., Realtors. The second-quarter report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. To view the complete report, visit www.naplesarea.com. The following analysis is offered by NABOR: Overall pending sales saw an 8 percent increase, with 2,807 contracts in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 2,600 contracts in the second quarter of 2009. Overall home sales for the 12 months ending June 2010 increased 42 percent, with 8,173 sales compared to 5,744 sales for the 12 months ending June 2009. Single-family sales increased 8 percent, with 1,215 sales in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 1,127 sales in the second quarter of 2009. Single-family pending sales in the $1 million to $2 million price range increased 61 percent, with 92 contracts in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 57 contracts in the second quarter of 2009. Condo sales increased 31 percent, with 1,270 sales in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 968 sales in the second quarter of 2009. The overall median closed price increased 14 percent to $200,000 in the second quarter of 2010, up from $175,000 in the second quarter of 2009. The price range that showed the largest increase in median closed price was the under $300,000 category, with a 10 percent increase to $140,000 in the second quarter of 2010, compared to $127,000 in the same quarter last year. COURTESY PHOTOViews from the Granada pool area are breathtaking.REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS VRATSOLIS PERRY FERRERAS Low inventory is good news from NABOR SEE OAKS, B12
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe Â“ rst stop to Â“ 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 Â“ nding your new home easy!The OfÂ“ cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.com Richard DrosteRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.org Residential, LLC $355,000 2nd fl. spacious coach home. 3BR/2BA, garage. Golf course/lake view. $265,000-$299,000 Huge sq. ft. open Â” oor plan, 2 BR/2 BA. 2-car, garage. 1st Â” oor. $315,000 Acreage zoned agricultural. Cleared, lg. pond, utilities, fenced, tree lined. COURTESY PHOTOHarwickÂ’s Calascio makes an elegant statementthey can browse Grey Oaks MLS listings on the new flat panel TV before touring. Preferred builders in Estuary Â„ BCB Homes, Borelli Construction, Covelli Development Group, Gulfshore Homes, Harwick Homes and London Bay Homes Â„ are among the leading custom homebuilders in Southwest Florida. Borelli Construction has broken ground on its latest model in Estuary. When complete in the summer of 2011, the Cambridge will have nearly 7,500 square-feet of living space, including six bedrooms and a separate, two-story apartment. Special details will include a double-sided fireplace and china and wine rooms. The Mariana by Covelli Development Group is EstuaryÂs first green-certified model. The six-bedroom home enjoys panoramic views of a lake, the fairway and the fifth hole. Its 7,000 square feet includes a theater, a cherry-paneled library and a wine cellar. Harwick HomesÂ professionally decorated and furnished, four-bedroom Calascio has 4,946 square feet of living area and an outdoor space complete with summer kitchen and fireplace. In the Mirada neighborhood, London Bay Homes presents the four-bedroom Granada VI, with 6,154 square feet of living area; the Bacara V, with nearly 5,000 square feet under air; and the Chianti III, with nearly 6,000 square feet of indoor living area and a 32-foot viewing tower. Developed by T he Lutg ert Companies, the villas of Noble Heron and Marsh Wren in Estuary at Grey Oaks provide carefree comfort and luxury. A two-story model, the Tallowwood II has 4,808 square-feet of living area, four bedrooms, a study and a secluded grotto with a decorative water feature. Pre-construction opportunities in Estuary include BCB HomesÂ awardwinning Montelena and the Alamanda villa.Â… Models are open daily. For more information, visit the Estuary at Grey Oaks sales center off Golden Gate Parkway just west of Airport-Pulling Road, call 261-3148 or visit www.estuaryatgreyoaks.com.OAKSFrom page B9 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest FloridaÂ’s most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREABonita Bay/House .............................$2750 Vasari ...............................................$2500 Miromar Lakes/Bellavista ..................$2300 West Bay Club/Jasmine Bay ..............$1850 Shadow Wood Preserve .....................$1350 Rapallo ..................................... from $1250 Brooks/Sunset Stream .......................$1250 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ......................$1100 Highland Woods/Terraces ...................$975Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALS www.premier-properties.com UNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSGrand Preserve/Dunes ......................$4500 Monaco Beach Club ..........................$4500 Park Shore Beach/Vistas ........... from $2400 Park Shore Beach/Allegro .................$2400 Lemuria ........................................... $2300 Old Naples/Alcosa ............................$1700 Pelican Bay/St. Simone .....................$1600 Autumn Woods/Cedar Ridge .............$1500 Pelican Marsh/EgretÂ’s Walk ..............$1400 Tarpon Cove/Barbados ......................$1400 Orchards ..........................................$1400 Venetian Cove ..................................$1300 Parkshore/Hidden Cove ....................$1250 High Point/Catalina ..........................$1200Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 Royal Harbor ....................................$5500 Coquina Sands ..................................$5500 Firano...............................................$3900 Pelican Marsh/Timmaron ..................$3600 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt ................................ from $2200 Palm River Estates ........................... $1650
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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 Florida WeeklyÂs Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida WeeklyÂs Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 14 9 15 16 12 13 10 6 18 7 8 11 17 1 19 21 22 24 23 20 Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedPelican Bay Blvd. #1007 Â€ $1,450,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 16 Â€ ESTUARY at GREY OAKS Â€ 1485 Anhinga Pointe Â€ Priced from $1,499,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239-261-3148 Â€ Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 17 Â€ OLD NAPLES Â€ 663 11th Avenue South Â€ $1,795,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 >$2,000,000 18 Â€ VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY Â€ 11125 Gulfshore Drive Â€ From $2,500,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239514-5050 Â€ Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 19 Â€ OLD NAPLES Â€ 272 11th Avenue South Â€ $2,800,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 20 Â€ MEDITERRA SAVONA Â€ 15805 Savona Way Â€ $2,895,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 21 Â€ MOORINGS Â€ 265 Springline Drive Â€ $2,995,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 >$4,000,000 22 Â€ GREY OAKS ESTUARY Â€ 1280 Osprey Trail Â€ $4,995,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239-261-3148 >$8,000,000 23 Â€ PORT ROYAL Â€ 3243 Gin Lane Â€ $8,900,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Chris Wortman 273-2007 >$10,000,000 24 Â€ PORT ROYAL Â€ 3131 Green Dolphin Lane Â€ $10,750,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Carolyn Weinand 269-5678 >$400,000 1 Â€ LEMURIA Â€ 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 Â€ From the Mid $400s. Â€ Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Â€ Tom Gasbarro 4044883 Â€ Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 2 Â€ THE STRADA AT MERCATO Â€ Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Â€ Priced from $400s Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239.594.9400 Â€ M-Sat:10-8 and Sun: 12-8 3 Â€ PARK SHORE TERRACES Â€ 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 Â€ $485,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$500,000 4 Â€ PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE Â€ 1816 Seville Blvd. #922 Â€ $550,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Judy Perry/Linda Perry 261-6161 5 Â€ MARCO ISLAND Â€ 1065 Goldenrod Avenue Â€ $595,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ ML Meade 293-4851 >$600,000 6 Â€ MEDITERRA MONTEROSSO II Â€ 15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Â€ $695,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 7 Â€ PELICAN BAY INTERLACHEN Â€ 6732 Pelican Bay Blvd. Â€ $699,500 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$700,000 8 Â€ BONITA BAY ESPERIA and TAVIRA Â€ 26951 Country Club Drive Â€ New construction priced from the $700s. Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239-495-1105 Â€ Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 >$800,000 9 Â€ THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE Â€ 280 Grande Way Â€ From $875,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239-594-1700 Â€ Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 10 Â€ PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUMS Â€ 435 Dockside Dr. Â€ $839,000 $2,175,000 Â€ Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty 11 Â€ PELICAN BAY PINECREST Â€ 807 Knollwood Court Â€ $850,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 12 Â€ VASARI COUNTRY CLUB AREZZO Â€ 28623 Via D Arezzo Â€ $899,000 Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$900,000 13 Â€ AQUA Â€ 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Â€ Priced from the $900s Â€ Premier Properties Â€ Call 239591-2727 Â€ Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 14 Â€ PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II Â€ 435 Dockside Drive #703 Â€ $925,000 Â€ Suzanne Ring 821-7550 >$1,000,000 15 Â€ PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL Â€ 7117
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTION WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Â‘Meet John DoeÂ’ for free at the museum this Saturday Take a step back in time with Collier County MuseumÂs classic movie matinees every Saturday this summer. Relax and cool off out of the heat with Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and more stars of the silver screen from the 1940s and Â50s comedies, mysteries and dramas Movies are free and begin at 1 p.m. in the museum in the Collier Government Complex at U.S. 41 and Airport Road. The July 24 show is ÂMeet John Doe,ÂŽ the 1941 film hailed as Frank CapraÂs classic ode to the common man. Gary Cooper stars as one of the millions of unemployed, but soon finds heÂs being used to further a newspaper publisherÂs political ambitions. Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Helen Hayes and Adolphe Menjou complete the cast. Running time is two hours. Coming up: Â€ July 31: ÂGhosts on the LooseÂŽ (1943) Â€ Aug. 7: ÂYou CanÂt Take It With YouÂŽ (1938) Â€ Aug. 14: ÂMr. Smith Goes to WashingtonÂŽ (1939) Â€ Aug. 21: ÂIt Happened One NightÂŽ (1934) Â€ Aug. 28: ÂCross CreekÂŽ (1983) The main Collier County Museum is just five minutes east of downtown Naples at 3301 Tamiami Trail E., on a 5-acre plot that includes a native plant garden, orchid house, two early Naples cottages, a logging locomotive, swamp buggies and a WWII Sherman tank. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is always free. For more information, call 252-8476 or visit www.colliermuseums.com. Salad daysWhether you want to turn heads by the pool or at that class reunion, or you just canÂt stomach the thought of turning up the heat in the kitchen, summer is a great time to dig into cold, fresh salads. I enjoy discovering new salads at restaurants around town, especially when theyÂre on the menu as a limited-time summer special. These fresh treats are often a draw for me and my friends, who actually have time during the off-season to get together. Because IÂm a vegetarian, I enlisted some of these friends to join me for Âsalad discoveryÂŽ lunches or to recommend their favorites in hopes of giving the carnivores among Florida Weekly readers some ideas to appease their summer appetites, too. SEE SALADS, C4 Who wants the heat in the kitchen? SummerÂ’s a great time for saladsBY ROBIN DEMATTIA _________________________Special to Florida Weekly Best of AwardsNaples, Marco restaurants rank high on Wine SpectatorÂ’s annual list. C22 Bookish obsessionsAnd other astute observations from arts writer Nancy Stetson. C8 ThereÂ’s always tomorrowThe cast of Â‘AnnieÂ’ acts up at Thursday on Third, and more fun around town. C20-21 Mama makes us laughFlorida author pens uproarious mystery. C13 f Awards arcorestaurantsrankhigh
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 I want to burn my boyfriendÂs couch. Perhaps burning is excessive. Attack it with gardening sheers, maybe. Scissors, even. And the throw pillows that his old flame mailed to him, so that he could keep them with the couch? Battery acid seems about right. Unfortunately for the couch, this furniture is a carryover from my boyfriendÂs romantic legacy. He came into our relationship with a history all his own, and like all of us, he brought his own baggage. And a loveseat. When it comes to souvenirs from past relationships, IÂm guilty, too. IÂve hung on to a few trinkets Â„ a glass teapot, a deck of cards Â„ functional items that, like the couch, lack sentimental heft. Still, they carry the whiff of emotional clutter, the kind of lingering attachment that bogs down a new relationship. For many people, letting go of past romantic gifts Â„ especially jewelry Â„ can be a sticking point after a break-up. Jill Testa, creator of the Wedding Ring Coffin, has devised one solution. Developed after Ms. TestaÂs 20-year marriage ended, the mahogany wood box measures just over 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. The miniature Decluttering emotional baggage Artis HENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org coffin is lined with black velvet and comes with a metal plaque that can be customized or engraved with one of the companyÂs suggested eulogies: ÂI do . .NOT!ÂŽ or ÂSix feet isnÂt deep enough.ÂŽ It even comes in ivory. Talk about burying the past. For those who hate to entomb a fine piece of jewelry, the people at exboyfriendjewelry.com have created another option. The site offers classified ads for gifts from past romantic partners, but the cathartic blurbs about the origins of the items are the real finds. Exbashing is highly encouraged. The ÂRingsÂŽ page offers a selection of wedding bands and engagement rings, even a pink sapphire promise ring. ÂPromise ring?ÂŽ the seller writes. ÂWhat do they promise? Maybe they should call it, ÂIÂm too cheap to buy an engagement ring and IÂm not really sure if I love you enough and/or want to really spend the rest of my life with you so IÂll just get you this ring and that might buy me enough time to (A) eventually break your heart or (B) actually commit.ÂÂŽ The site has earrings, too. With a pair of one-carat diamond studs: ÂThey are really VERY beautiful. Too bad I got them from a psycho-freak JERK.ÂŽ And bracelets. ÂI got this bracelet from my boyfriend when he told me the reason he couldnÂt commit was because he was married!!!ÂŽ This, on a SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Â‘He came into our relationship with a history all his own, and like all of us, he brought his own baggage...Â’break and lying and cheating. But many of the ads end with, ÂMarried to a wonderful person now,ÂŽ as if to confirm that letting go of postbreak-up junk is the final step to moving on. Now, if I can just get rid of that couch. v et and h at can i th one u logies: Ât deep y b a f in e exboyanothfi ed ads a rtners, t h e o rin ds. Exlection g ement romise writes. b e they to buy t rea ll y o r want f e with n g and to (A) or (B) W ith u ds: iracelet o ld me m it was i s on a b c d a l b f o N o ri d of t ha t co uc h. pink sapphire and diamond wristlet set in white gold. The site even has handbags, like a replica Louis Vuitton that Âcame from a lying jerk who was as fake as this bag!ÂŽ and cameras, like a Nikon D60. ÂHe cheated and bought me a camera...really should have been jewelry.ÂŽ ItÂs a depressing read, all those tales of heart239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Â• Naples, FL 34108 HAPPY HOUR IS BACK! MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm 1/2 Price on Selected Appetizers Beers(domestic) $2 Drafts(domestic) $2 Well Drinks(one shot) $2 Q: A:We are monitoring the spill continually, and assure you the products we carry are caught away from the spill and the gulf stream where it is flowing. How will the Gulf oil spill affect the fish & seafood at RandyÂ’s? Q:How do we know the fisherman are not fishing in bad areas? A:The fisherman that we buy from are following both Florida Agriculture guidelines and North boundary areas while fishing in the Gulf. To the left is a map of what our fisherman are following. Randy is committed to making sure our products are safe and of the highest quality. For more information visit www.fl-seafood.com Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com
Saturday 7:30 11:30 a.m Third Street South Farmers MarketFruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. Lunches $10 Monday Friday 1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo) (239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00 am 3:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch, Sunday Brunch Tickled Pink Celebrate Summer with
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 McCabeÂ’sCathy Christopher enjoys the Steak Salad at McCabeÂs Irish Pub & Grill (699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples), which she says is Ânot boring, very filling and I feel like I have done a good thing for my body at the same time as satisfying my ravenous appetite.ÂŽ It has sliced grilled tenderloin over a bed of crispy mixed greens garnished with cucumber slices, diced tomatoes, peaches, mandarin oranges, crumbled blue cheese and bleu cheese dressing. McCabeÂs General Manager Jim Roth notes that Âthe peaches and oranges make it light, summery and refreshing.ÂŽ Ms. Christopher also likes the restaurantÂs Fresh Grilled Blackened Salmon Salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion and cucumber noodles tossed in a cuwaski dressing.Matthews & GardenerMeghan Clancy raves about the salads at Matthews & Gardner (1250 Tamiami Trail, Naples). Her Âgo toÂŽ salad when hosting business lunches for a group is a tropical salad with romaine, coconut, macadamia nuts and strawberries. ÂThe second someone takes a bite, they ask where itÂs from,ÂŽ she says. ÂItÂs a fabulous main course or side, especially in the summer because it is light but bursting in flavor.ÂŽ Ms. Clancy also enjoys the Green Goddess, which is poached salmon on bed of fresh garden lettuce accompanied by poached asparagus, broccoli, haricoverts, grape tomatoes cut in half and a homemade dress of fresh herbs (dill, tarragon, thyme, parsley, chervil and herbs of Provence) in light yogurt and mayonnaise base.The Turtle ClubSalmon is also featured in Hope HaworthÂs favorite salad. She heads to the Turtle Club (9225 Gulfshore Drive) to watch the dolphins while she dines on the Honey & Almond Roasted Salmon Salad. This treat is seasoned with the restaurantÂs Âcoastal mix,ÂŽ seared on a flat top grill and served with toasted almond slices, sweet butter and honey on mixed greens with a splash of citrus vinaigrette and fresh fruit.MongelloÂ’sKeeping in the seafood theme, Ellie Krier likes the Grilled Scallop Salad at MongelloÂs (4221 Tamiami Trail E.). This dish showcases bay scallops grilled with a hint of orange juice and served over a bed of organic greens in a light vinaigrette. ÂThe combination is perfect for a hot summer day, and the creamy mango dipping sauce on the side is an added treat,ÂŽ Ms. Krier says.CapriccioÂ’sMeat lovers can follow Niccole Haschak to CapriccioÂs Italian Restaurant (2344 Pine Ridge Road) for the Cold Antipasto Salad featuring fresh rolled cold cuts, cheese, marinated vegetables such as cauliflower and pepperoncini, and a tangy vinaigrette dressing. ÂThis is a great salad for those watching their carb intake,ÂŽ Ms. Haschak notes.EurasiaFor a real culinary adventure, Jill Barry recommends Eurasia (8793 Tamiami Trail) and its Grilled Lemon Grass Chicken that combines Vietnamese and Italian cuisines. ÂThey donÂt consider it a salad, but I do,ÂŽ she says. This dish has grilled chicken over cold noodles with fresh mint, basil, bean sprouts, cucumber, peanuts and deepfried scallions with a light rice wine vinegar dressing with shredded carrots. Ms. Barry adds rooster sauce Âto give it a little kick.ÂŽ She says the salad is Âlight, refreshing and a huge portion. I could eat this every other day for the rest of my life and be happy.ÂŽNaples Flatbread & Wine BarNaples and Miromar Outlets With similar enthusiasm, Lesley Marr says she orders the Tropical Citrus Salad at Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar (6434 Naples Blvd. in Naples and also at Miromar Outlets) Âat every opportunity I get.ÂŽ Shrimp, seasonal greens, mango, papaya, onion, cashews and goat cheese are topped with a Caribbean mango vinaigrette. ÂThis salad is ideal for our hot Florida summers, light and with bursts of flavor,ÂŽ she says. NoodlesAnother favorite of many diners, including the author, is the Signature Salad at Noodles (1585 Pine Ridge Road). Mixed field greens are topped with roasted red peppers, fried artichoke hearts, crumbled goat cheese and tomatoes in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.HaroldÂ’s PlaceCari Larcomb turns to a local hideout, HaroldÂs Place (2555 Ninth St. N., poolside at the Gulfcoast Inn), for WillyÂs Special Pecan Salad. A bed of romaine lettuce is sprinkled with dried cranberries, finely chopped celery, crumbled bleu cheese, mandarin oranges and topped with balsamic vinaigrette. While it seems that local restaurants stand out for some diners, the chains in Naples also drew praise.ApplebeeÂ’sMonica Seif goes to ApplebeeÂs (5082 Airport Pulling Road North) for the Oriental Chicken Salad, which has fresh Asian greens tossed in a tasty Oriental vinaigrette and topped with crispy noodles, toasted almonds and crispy, golden fried chicken tenders. ÂThe combination of textures and flavors make this a great salad,ÂŽ she enthuses. ÂThe crispy noodles give it crunch. And, the fried chicken fingers along with the dressing, which is both creamy and tangy, make the salad delicious.ÂŽCheesecake FactoryAmy Becker likes the Santa Fe salad at Cheesecake Factory (2090 Tamiami Trail N.), with lime-marinated chicken, fresh corn, black beans, cheese, tortilla strips, tomato and mixed greens with a spicy peanut-cilantro vinaigrette.The buffet routeIf you still canÂt decide, maybe what you need is a buffet. JasonÂs Deli (2700 Immokalee Road) offers its Famous Salad Bar that includes all-you-can-eat, fresh-cut vegetables, select organics, potato and pasta salads, gingerbread muffins, garlic toast and more. One of the newest players in town is Sweet Tomatoes (10940 Tamiami Trail N.). This pay-one-price restaurant has an extensive buffet laden with more than 50 items including tossed salads (such as Tropical Spinach with Mango), prepared salads (including Pineapple Coconut Slaw), lettuce and assorted fixings. There are also salad bars at the Pewter Mug (12300 Tamiami Trail N.), Whole Foods Market (in Mercato) and Sunsplash Market (850 Neapolitan Way). SALADSFrom page C1 COURTESY PHOTOSNaples FlatbreadÂ’s Tropical Citrus Salad CapriccioÂ’s Cold Antipasto Salad McCabeÂ’s Steak Salad
5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239.321.5015 www.donshula.com Quick Pass Lunch Specials $9.95!Summer Wine Series! 1st & 3rd Mondays June, July, August 5:30pm-7:30pm Wine Tasting and Complimentary Appetizers $10 advance/$15 door Monday, August 2nd Featuring Folie Deux Vineyards-Southern Advance Tickets Purchase: www.NaplesBest.BlogSpot.com ItÂs all Happening at ShulaÂs!Our 1st Ever International Wine Dinner! Wednesday, July 28th ~ Featuring Antinori Wine Estates 5 Courses and Wine Expert Salvatore Gaeta 6:30 PM Reception with Passed Appetizers and Sparkling Wine Wine Available for Retail Purchase Reservations: 239.321.5015 ~ $80 per person Martini Tasting! Thursday, July 22nd 5:30-7:30 PM Sampling of 5 Martinis and Complimentary Appetizers $15 advance/$20 door Vote on your Favorite! Advance Tickets Purchase: www.NaplesBest.BlogSpot.com HAPPY HOUR! M-F 4-6 PM Half Price Drinks WEDNESDAYS! 3-6 PM Dave Elliot 98.9FM Broadcasts Live! Complimentary Appetizers! FRIDAYS! 5-8 PM Live Jazz with Bob Zottola! Complimentary Appetizers! August! $20 SHULA CUT New York Strip All Month Long!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 10 Neighborhood Locations In Lee & Collier Counties View Our Entire Menu Online @ www.ribcity.com This weekÂ’s theater Annie By The Naples Players through Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Cinderella Through July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Seussical the Musical Â… July 29-Aug. 145 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at FredÂs Diner at 6:30 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Footloose Â… Through July 25 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Thursday, July 22 Teens Crafts ItÂs Teens Time at the Headquarters Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Turn a lozenge tin into an organizer for the small stuff in your locker. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-3511. Comedy Show Comedian Nick Di Paolo performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Jazz Jam JebryÂs Jazz Jam happens Thursdays at Capri: A Taste of Italy, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. More Jazz FredÂs Food, Fun & Spirits presents the Expandable Jazz Band with Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and John Lamb, from 6-8:30 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. CJÂ’s Thursday Thing Enjoy live music from 6-11 p.m. at CJÂs on the Bay, Marco Island. Outside entertainment from 6-9 p.m., inside from 8-11:30 p.m. 740 N. Collier Blvd. 389-4511. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www.naplesflatbread.com. \ Friday, July 23 Art Opening ÂPrivate Collections,ÂŽ featuring an assortment of paintings by Spanish impressionist Jose Royo, opens from 6-9 p.m. at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. TheSweetArtGallery.com. Live Tunes Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike perform at 7 p.m. at FredÂs Food, Fun & Spirits. $10 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Art Party The opening reception for ÂAll About ColorÂŽ is from 6-8 p.m. at the Art League of Bonita SpringsÂ Center for the Arts. The exhibition remains on display through Aug. 26. 495-8989. Saturday, July 24 Psychic Faire Sacred Space hosts a Psychic Faire from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 3465 Bonita Beach Road. $30 for any one service or two for $50. 390-2522 or www. sacredspaceflorida.com. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. More Jazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts SummerJazz on the Gulf with Late Night Brass from 7-10 p.m. The concert is free and a free trolley from Lowdermilk Park is available. 261-2222PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO The 25th annual Â“SummerJazz on the GulfÂ” series at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club continues from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 24, with Late Night Brass. The 10-piece band, which has opened for Chicago, Chris Botti, Billy Joel and Elton John, performed at SummerJazz for the first time in 2009. Admission is free; free parking is available at Lowdermilk Park, and complementary shuttle service will run from there to the resort all evening. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, but coolers are not. The 2010 Â“SummerJazzÂ” series continues Aug. 28 and Sept. 18. The evening with Late Night Brass is sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services Inc. and Fifth Third Bank. For more information, call 261-2222. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN www.seakeywestexpress.com *Round trip required. Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. Expires 08/31/2010 $56*SUMMER SAVINGS*Round Trip RequiredEACH WAY ItÂ’s never to early to book your trip to 1-800-593-7259 Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina07/28: MINI Lobster Season08/06: Key West Lobsterfest 08/09: 4th Annual MidsummerÂs Night Dream & Spectacle 09/07: Womenfest Key West
Feline Fest The 19th annual Fort Myers Cat Show is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Araba Shriners Hall, 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers. 7725399 or e-mail Jcampb4244@aol.com. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents The World Music Band with salsa tunes and steel drums from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. Free. 2670783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to find a partner at Books-A-Million in Mercato anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail email@example.com. Sunday, July 25 Rashomon FGCUÂs Renaissance Academy presents ÂRashomonÂŽ from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center, 1011 Fifth Ave. S. Admission is $4 for RA members and $5 for others. 425-3272 or e-mail jguerra@ fgcu.edu. Monday, July 26 Jazz Tunes JebryÂs Jazz Jam session takes place from 5-8 p.m. at The Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, July 27 Free Kids Movie ÂWallace and GromitÂŽ starts at 10 a.m.. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. Pet Party Every Tuesday is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove from 4:30-6 p.m. Pups and their people can get acquainted, have a drink and a snack, with contributions accepted for the Naples Dog Park. Dinner Fix A Spay-Ghetti Dinner is set for 5-8 p.m. at the Humane Society Naples. Enjoy a pasta dinner catered by CarrabbaÂs. $25 per person, $50 a couple and $75 for family of four. Proceeds benefit HSNÂs Spay and Neuter Assistance Program fund. 643-1880, ext. 18. Motown Tunes FredÂs Food, Fun & Spirits presents Omar Baker performing favorites from the Â70s, Â80s and Â90s from 6-9 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center presents ÂOpen SeasonÂŽ beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Market Plaza courtyard. Bring the Team Boston Beer GardenÂs Team Trivia competition begins at 9 p.m. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, July 28 Free Kids Movie ÂCloudy With a Chance of MeatballsÂŽ starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. SteppinÂ’ Out Vergina on Fifth Avenue hosts a Dancing Under the Stars Summer Dance Contest at 8 p.m. The contest finals are Nov 17. 659-7008 or www. verginarestaurant.com. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at FredÂs Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events History Lesson Enjoy a behindthe-scenes tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers beginning at 9:30 a.m. July 29. Registration required. 334-7419 or www.efwefla.org. Bluegrass Tunes Â… TomorrowÂs News performs at FredÂs Food, Fun and Spirits from 7-10 p.m. July 30. $10 cover. 431-7928. Youth Theater ÂAll I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad PlayÂŽ is presented by the Art League of Bonita SpringsÂ Center for the Arts Youth Theater at 7 p.m. July 30 and 3 p.m. July 31 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Trunk Show Blue Mangrove Gallery on Marco Island hosts a Summer Trollbeads Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1. 1089 Collier Blvd. 3932405. www.bluemangrovegallery.com. OlÂ’ Blue Eyes Ray Livosi performs his tribute to Frank Sinatra at noon July 31 at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 for lunch and the show. 774-1690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. Yard Sale A Community Yard Sale is set for 8 a.m.-noon July 31, at Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. Rent a space for $10 and get rid of all that stuff in your closets and garage. Ice Cream Social Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts a free ice cream social from 1-4 p.m. July 31 at Sugden Regional Park. This event is sponsored for the ninth year in honor of National Parks and Recreation Month. 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. July 31 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $60. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Benefit Concert The ÂSave Our SomedayÂŽ concert to benefit the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium takes place from 1-7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. www.saveoursomeday.com or www.calusanature.org. Art Opening A wine tasting and opening reception for ÂMulti-Media Meltdown,ÂŽ a non-juried fine art exhibit, takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts. $5 for Art League members, $10 for guests. History Program ÂCattle and Conflict: The History of Cattle Ranching in FloridaÂŽ is presented by David Southall, Collier County MuseumÂs curator of education, from 7-8 p.m. Aug. 3. in the Rose Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 3896447 or www.themihs.org. Walking Tour Enjoy a walking tour of the Naples Historic District at 9 a.m. Aug. 4. Reservations required: 2618164. Â„ Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Â• Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty SamÂ’s Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Get your groove on at Â“Sock It To Me,Â” a hippy-dippy trip back to the Â‘60s and Â‘70s to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, beginning at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at The Collection at Vanderbilt. VIP theme rooms include the Jacqueline Kennedy Suite, the Flower Power Garden and the Beatnik Caf and the Valley of the Dolls Lounge. Tickets are $150 per person. 273-5057 or www.pacesockittome.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Just buy one entre at the regular price, and a second of equal or lesser value is free!! Cannot be used for stone crab, lobster or steak. Must present coupon on arrival. Gratuity of17% will be added to check total prior to discounting. Not valid in connection with any other offer.Valid through August 1, 2010. Buy One, Get One www.napleswaterfront.com at the City Dock 263-9940 at Tin City 263-2734 Here are some things IÂve been listening to/watching/reading: Â‘MoonÂ’Some science-fiction movies are just poorly disguised horror movies or military movies. Some ignore plot and characterization, relying too heavily on special effects. But IÂve always had a soft spot in my heart for sci-fi films that make me think. I watched ÂMoonÂŽ the other night on DVD. It stars Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, a man who signed on to work alone on the far side of the moon for three years. When weÂre introduced to him, he has two weeks left on his contract. Jean-Paul Satre may have postulated that hell is other people, but for Sam Bell, hell is being separated from the ones he loves. He misses his wife and his young daughter. On the moon station, all he has is GERTY, a computer with a pathologically calm voice (provided by Kevin Spacey.) GERTY attempts to appear more human in its responses by displaying silly emoticons on its screen. And then, wellÂƒ things start happening. Maybe Sam is hallucinating. Maybe heÂs growing paranoid from the three years of complete isolation. Maybe heÂs just been alone too long. I wonÂt go into more details, because I donÂt want to spoil the movie. But I will say this: I wasnÂt sure where ÂMoonÂŽ was going; it wasnÂt predictable. And I liked Roger EbertÂs comment that while ÂMoonÂŽ appears to be about emotions, itÂs really about ideas. ÂMoonÂŽ contains some tributes to previous films, especially Â2001: A Space Odyssey,ÂŽ with its HAL computer. ItÂs interesting to note that director Duncan Jones used models rather than computer-generated scenesÂƒ and that he is Zowie Bowie, David BowieÂs son. Â‘Wolf HallÂ’I used to think I didnÂt like historical novels, but now IÂm reconsidering. Maybe IÂm actually a person who doesnÂt like to read bad historical fiction. Because I loved Sena Jeter NaslundÂs ÂAbundance,ÂŽ a book about Marie Antionette. And I love reading David LissÂ novels, three of which are set in 18th-century London (ÂA Conspiracy of Paper,ÂŽ ÂA Spectacle of Corruption,ÂŽ ÂThe DevilÂs CompanyÂŽ), one in 17thcentury Amsterdam (ÂThe Coffee TraderÂŽ) and one in the newly born America in the 1790s (ÂThe Whiskey RebelsÂŽ). I love their narrative voice and sly humor.And thatÂs what IÂm enjoying in Hilary MantelÂs ÂWolf HallÂŽ as well, her wonderfully crafted sentences and her wit. Much to my surprise, IÂm finding the book totally engrossing.ÂWolf HallÂŽ is a literary novel about Thomas Cromwell, who rose to be one of King Henry VIIIÂs closest confidants and advisors. Rich with subjects and themes, itÂs about finding oneÂs way in the world and re-creating oneÂs self. ItÂs about changing the rules to suit the circumstances. And itÂs about power Â„ personal, royal and ecclesiastical.This 2009 novel won the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and the Man Booker Prize for fiction. James Naughtie, the chairman of the Booker committee, has been quoted in an AP story in China Daily as praising Âthe boldness of its narrative; its scene settingÂƒ Hilary Mantel has created what one of the judges has said is a contemporary novel, a modern novel, which happens to be set in the 16th century.ÂŽ ÂWolf HallÂŽ is slated to be re-released in paperback on Aug. 31.Bookshelf pornJackie DeShannon sang that what the world needs now is Âlove, sweet love.ÂŽ I wonÂt dispute that, but if I were singing a song about need, I might proclaim that whatÂs truly needed is more bookcases. At least, thatÂs what itÂs like in my world. There never seems to be enough shelves for my ever-growing collection of books. Even when IÂm watching movies or TV, I can get distracted by fine looking bookcases in the background. ÂWow!ÂŽ IÂll think. ÂLook at that bookcase! I wish I had one like that! I wonder what those books are?!ÂŽ So when I discovered the website www.Bookshelfporn.com, I was very happy. Well, happy and envious. The site posts photos of bookshelves the world over. There are various libraries, personal and public and bookstores in Seattle and in Paris. Private book collections. Books piled on staircases. One of my favorites is a hollowed-out television set now used for storing books. Recently the site posted a photo of the library of the late artist and collector Andreas Zst, whose 12,000 books weigh 9 tons. This is indeed porn for booklovers. I look at a wall full of bookshelves and am almost drooling on my keyboard. Â‘Oh Happy DayÂ’ÂOh Happy Day,ÂŽ performed by the Edwin Hawkins Singers (with Dorothy Coombs Morrison soloing), was a crossover hit in the late Â60s.You could hear it on the radio on the rock stations, back when radio stations played songs just because they were good, not because they were on a pre-determined playlist. The song was so popular it wound up hitting No. 4 on the pop charts (No. 2 in the U.K.). With its funky piano and drums intro, it has a visceral sound. It might not be the best technical recording, but what it lacks in production techniques, it more than makes up in spirit. Others have covered the song Â„ it was performed in ÂSister Act 2ÂŽ and Queen Latifah, Joan Baez and Aaron Neville, among others, recorded versions. The Edwin Hawkins Singers also recorded later versions. But for me, nothing matches the magic and power, that soulful sound, of that first version, that soulful sound. Choir member Walter Hawkins, who was Edwin HawkinsÂ brother, went on to compose and record his own music. He became a Grammy Award-winning gospel composer and singer in his own right. Walter Hawkins, who was 61, died of pancreatic cancer July 11. And so I find myself visiting YouTube, finding that first recording (all five minutes and nine seconds of it) and playing it at full blast. Then hitting the replay button. Some things just fill you up with so much goodness and joy, you canÂt get enough. ARTS COMMENTARY Bookshelf porn, Henry VIII and the far side of the moon L Â D c T A k Nancy STETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Left: P.P. McGuinessÂ’ private library Top: Artigiancarta in Florence, Italy Below: Bookshelves from the 2010 collection of Saba ItaliaWWW.BOOKSHELFPORN.COM / COURTESY PHOTOS
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 C9 GIVING Students at Calusa Park, Lake Park and Golden Terrace elementary schools donated their allowances, spare change and funds raised by playing a math game for a total of $177.71 for the Friends of Rookery Bay. Their efforts were part of the Charity for Change program, which also included an initiative at Lely Elementary during the school year that just ended. Inspired by the young philanthropists, Fifth Third Bank at the outset of the six-week fundraising campaign agreed to match their donation. When the students exceeded their $160 goal, the bank increased its contribution to $500. ÂWe thank Charity for Change for selecting us as a beneficiary, the students for their enthusiasm and generosity and Fifth Third Bank for its commitment to nonprofit organizations like us,ÂŽ says Bruce Robertson, president of the Friends of Rookery Bay, whose members support the education, community outreach and scientific research efforts of the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and its Environmental Learning Center. For more information, call 417-6310 or visit www.rookerybay. org. Kids give to Rookery Bay, Fifth Third sweetens the potDealership collects school shoes, backpacks PUZZLE ANSWERS John Marazzi Nissan is joining forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County to outfit children with new sneakers and backpacks for the new school year. Stop by and collect information about a specific child at the dealership at 3640 Pine Ridge Road, then purchase shoes and backpacks and return them to the store in time for a student party at the dealership on Saturday, Aug. 7. The Boys and Girls Club provides after-school programs at its Arlene & Jerry F. Nichols Campus at 7500 Davis Blvd. For more information, call 3251765 or visit. www.bgccc.com. DENNIS GOODMAN / COURTESY PHOTOKathy Leavesley of Fifth Third Bank, Karen Conley and Â“GiverÂ” from Charity for Change, and Bruce Robertson of the Friends of Rookery Bay
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C92010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES OUTOFIT AFRICA By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Bruised self-confidence can make things difficult unless you accept the fact that you have what it takes. Ignore the critics and concentrate on believing in yourself. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations on what youÂve accomplished. But this is no time to curl up for some serious catnapping. Your rivals are probably already working on plans to overtake your lead. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your adventurous side wants to play a more dominant role this week, and you might want to oblige. Try to arrange for some getaway time with that special person. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Taking logical approaches to pesky workplace issues can help resolve even long-standing problems. A shift in policy might catch you by surprise. Be alert to signs of change. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your kindness and compassion are exactly what are needed in dealing with an awkward situation in the early part of the week. Share the weekend fun with family and friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Keeping your focus straight and true is a good way of getting your points across. Save any variations for a later time. The musical arts are important this weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Reject advice to cut corners in reaching your goal. Better to take a little more time to do the job as you promised. YouÂll gain new respect for your honesty and integrity. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) DonÂt allow a troublesome situation to grow so big that it will be increasingly difficult to deal with. The sooner you speak up, the sooner everyone will be able to benefit. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Confronting someone who is making a lot of mistakes could be the kindest thing you can do both for that person and for anyone who could be adversely affected by the errors. ARIES (March 21 to April 19 ) DonÂt gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the Lucky Lamb a better perspective of whatÂs been done, and what still needs doing. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Scoring financial bullÂs-eyes is easy for the focused Bovine who knows the ins and outs of the marketplace. But even with your success record, caution is still the watchword. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Watch that tendency to over-romanticize a situation that should be given closer scrutiny. Better to be suspicious now and ask for an explanation, or face a sad surprise later. BORN THIS WEEK: You absolutely glow when you see beautiful things, and everyone around you is warmed by your light.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 C11 dan HUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com ÂInceptionÂŽ couldnÂt have come at a better time. In a summer full of tired retreads, hereÂs a movie thatÂs completely fresh and original in every way. Each scene seamlessly merges imagination and thought, and the result is a brilliantly told, mind-bending action drama thatÂs one of the best movies of the year. Dom (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) have perfected the process of Âdream-sharing,ÂŽ in which they invade another personÂs dream in order to extract information. More difficult is the concept of Âinception,ÂŽ which means planting an idea in someoneÂs mind and getting the person to believe itÂs his/her original thought.Good thing ÂdifficultÂŽ doesnÂt mean it canÂt be done. By promising Dom, whoÂs a wanted criminal, that heÂll be able to return to America to be with his children, corporate mogul Saito (Ken Watanabe) convinces Dom to use inception on the son (Cillian Murphy) of his competitor (Pete Postlethwaite). What Dom and his team (Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao) donÂt realize is how DomÂs ex-wife Mal (Marion Cotillard) will affect the mission, and how far theyÂll have to go to stay alive. There are numerous layers to the dreams, including dreams within dreams and then some. It all sounds like it could be confusing, but writer/director Christopher Nolan (ÂThe Dark KnightÂŽ) has so carefully and expertly constructed the story that whatÂs happening Â„ and why Â„ is always very clear. Better, Mr. Nolan explores the premise with great curiosity, and keeps us hooked as the levels of dreams and reality continuously offer superb drama and action. ItÂs also fascinating to watch as dream worlds are created and altered, as memories affect and invade dreams, and as people adapt to and live with the ramifications of their actions both in dreams and reality. The visual effects are stunning, and the editing, especially of the climactic sequence, is masterful. With so many story elements, a lesser director could have gotten lost in the mix, but Mr. Nolan smartly keeps the focus on Mr. DiCaprioÂs Dom. And when you have one of the most talented actors alive giving yet another phenomenal performance in what is fast becoming a great, great career, it only makes sense that success would follow. As for the rest of the cast, Ms. Cotillard is a captivating and haunting presence as Mal, and Mr. Gordon-Levitt very nicely handles a zero-gravity sequence. Thank you, Mr. Nolan, for reminding Hollywood and audiences everywhere what a new, innovative idea looks like, and for executing your vision with such precision. ÂInceptionÂŽ bursts with creativity and imagination in every frame, and is a truly marvelous, unforgettable experience. Â„ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Â‘InceptionÂ’ Is it worth $10? Yes >> Director Christopher Nolan tried to capture as much of the lm in-camera as possible, and relied on visual effects only when necessary. Because of this, the actors had their equilibrium challenged by gravity-defying sets that were designed to revolve a full 360 degrees, and another set constructed on a giant gimbal that put everything and everyone on "tilt." did you know? DELÂS 24 HR. STORE THIS ICON & HIS CUSTOMERS MADE HISTORY! OPEN 48 YEARS AROUND THE CLOCK VETERANS GET 10% OFF www.dels24hourstore.comCORNER OF BAYSHORE & THOMASSON BEER $4.99NATURAL ICE 8-pack cans Expires 08/05/10 FREE Drink Get One FREE Expires 08/05/10 $5.00 OFFFISHING TACKLEWith a $25 Purchase Expires 08/05/10 FREETACOBuy One Taco Get One FREE Expires 08/05/10 FREEWith Purchase of Large Coffee. 7 Days a Week Expires 08/05/10 CIGARETTES Limit 2. Expires 08/05/10 $2.99PackMUST PRESENT COUPONS
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY HURRY! Next Camp Starts SOON! (Cambier Park in Naples) NESTA CertiÂ“ed Boot Camp CoachNASM CertiÂ“ed Personal TrainerMasterÂs Studies in Health Promotion2001 Midwestern Figure Champion URRY ! H H H H H t C a mp St a t N ext N N N N N e N t t e x N e N e e x t ex xt x t t Women Only Lose 3-5% BODYFAT! STRENGTH SELF-CONFIDENCE! All Ages, Sizes & Fitness Everyone is SUCCESSFUL! NC S S S E E L F F C C O O N F F I D D E C E N C C N C E C E A A A A A A l l A A A A A A A g g S i & & F i t A A A A A A A s % L L L L L L o o e 3 5 % % % O O D Y F A T B BO D A T ODY DY YF A FAT AT T! S T R N G G T H NG NGT GT TH v e r r y y o o n e e i i E E v E E v v e v v e e r r S U C C C S F F S S U U C C U U C C C C C C C C E E C C E E S S E E S S S S S S S S F L S S F F U F F U U L U U L L L L ! 4 weeks of fun, energizing, outdoor activities designed to help you reach your Â“tness goals FAST! CALL OR SIGN UP ONLINE! 239.776.2162 www.NaplesAdventureBootcamp.com Join Jacks Club!Join the Fun at Jacks! Poolside Food, Drinks & Entertainment Featuring Local Musical Talents Happy Hour Wed Fri 4 pm 7 pm 239-213-1441Located at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club 475 North Rd., Naples, FL 34104To come by boat go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side. Open Noon Close Wednesday Sunday FridayÂ–Doc Dennis or the Groove Kings upstairs in the Club 6-9 pm SaturdayÂ–Doc Dennis from the Mambo Brothers 2-6 pm SundayÂ–Patrick Mitchell 2-6 pm Buy One Entre Receive 2nd FREEEqual or lesser value with purchase of two beverages.Valid Wednesday Friday only FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE Gift! Ha! ThatÂs what my mother called it. I have some other names for this so-called gift. At age 4 it became obvious; I inherited this thing, as my mother and others before me. I find it exhausting, like ADHD on speed. Wonder why I make such bad eye contact? That would totally drain me. I donÂt need to look; I already know everything about you. I pretend to lie on this lounge relaxing, perhaps fooling others into thinking I might even be sleeping. I know what youÂre thinking Â„ that IÂm crazy; and yes, in a way, I am. See that lady lying in the sun near me? On vacation, saved all year just to get to Florida. Problem is she is mad as hell. She booked her room online thinkinÂ it was pure luxury Â„ not! Her hotelÂs a smidge above condemned. SheÂs too embarrassed to let the other teachers back home know how foolish she feels. SheÂs enjoying the beach and staying away from her room. Calls home full of lies about how great her room service is. Bill under the umbrella is sleeping with Missy from Walgreens back in Ohio. It was his wife BrendaÂs idea to come. After two days of beaching sheÂs starting to wonder why. Bill ignores her just like at home. When friends offer a free week in their beach house, canÂt he be a little excited? Pretend to like it here? Brenda thinks Bill might be going senile. He never hears anything Brenda tells him. I think to myself, ÂHey lady, if I had to listen to that high squeaky voice 24/7, I would have stabbed myself in the ears with a fork a long time ago.ÂŽ Not only the voice. She stands so close. And her breath. Fact is, Brenda hates all women especially me right now for just being here looking younger and thinner etc. She is holding her favorite read, ÂBitch Out.ÂŽ Now Bill, heÂs a mess. He has been sleeping with Missy for four years. He used to think he wanted to leave Brenda for Missy. Now he hates picking up his blood pressure medicine. ThinkinÂ death is lookinÂ OK. He wants to get away from both of them. BillÂs fantasy at this moment: rent a boat, never come back and start over. Hell, he knows heÂs way too lazy to start over and lose his fire department pension. HeÂs thinking he should just tell Brenda and Missy heÂs switchinÂ over to the other side. At least he can hang out with other guys. Now IÂm really starting to get a headache. Here comes Mr. and Mrs. Piggly Wiggly with their 45-year-old daughter, Debbie Dingle-Head. Debbie never learned to ride a bike or drive. Not because she canÂt, just never tried. She lives at home in a room thatÂs perfect if youÂre 10. Today sheÂs walkinÂ fast, wants everyone on the beach to think sheÂs got a man. Â‘Right Before My EyesÂ’BY MELANIE WARD CARTA Â„ Now, we want to hear some true stories (how you decide to embellish them is your business). Tell us about your craziest, most fun, most disgusting or most rewarding summer job. There is no suggested word count for this writing challenge. Feel free to include a photo if you have one. E-mail your story to email@example.com and we will print the best ones in the weeks to come.Â„ Florida Weekly asked readers to tell us stories using the photo seen here as a starting point for the creative process. This weekÂ’s photo Your summer jobsAlbert in the orange suit, beach booties, tired from running from his stalker. Albert would like to lay down with me or more like on me. Oh Albert, give up. Just let Debbie Dingle-Head catch you. She wants to set up housekeeping in your onebedroom trailer behind your brotherÂs garage. I wish my head could stop. This is no gift IÂve got. I need sleep to give my brain rest before someone else comes my way wearing their story.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 A&E C13 FLORIDA WRITERS Deborah SharpÂ’s Â‘MamaÂ’ marries mayhemAs the curtain rises on the third installment of the Mace Bauer mystery series, MaceÂs mother, Rosalee, is doing a bridezilla number as she prepares for her fifth trip down the aisle. Along the way, sheÂs driving Mace and her other daughters, scolding schoolmarm Maddie and sweetness Marty, bonkers. RosaleeÂs over-the-top wedding theme of Southern Belle pastel is truly garish, at least to Mace, whoÂs a plain clothes, tomboyish kind of gal. All are in a frenzy of preparation for the big day when suddenly Ronnie, the caterer, is found murdered. Will murder in Himmarshee (Ms. SharpÂs version of Okeechobie, Fla.) ruin RosaleeÂs wedding? That question looms larger to some than that of whether the murderer will be brought to justice. The crime throws Mace back into contact with her sometimes beau, Carlos Martinez, a Cuban-born Himmarshee policeman. As much as they care for each other, Mace and Carlos have had their misunderstandings, and they continue to annoy each other through much of this novel, providing grand opportunities for making up. However, the pinnacle of bickering is not between Mace and Carlos, but rather among the sisters and Rosalee. A good deal of the fun in this series comes from Ms. SharpÂs uproarious delineation of how family members who truly care about one another cannot avoid finding endless sources of conflict. The authorÂs dialogue of dispute, humiliation and payback is high comedy, Southern-style. Matters become complicated when cousins of Sal (the ÂBronx honkÂŽ), RosaleeÂs intended, show up in town. CÂndee (no typo here) is a hardboiled looker who is taking over as caterer. Her brash ÂSopranosÂŽ ways unsettle everyone, but she seems to know what sheÂs doing. Still, her takeover tactics and mob relationships make her a possible suspect. She did have a fling with the deceased. Another likely suspect is the other groom-side relative, a handsome young man recently arrived in town who had already been suspected of committing a murder up north. Nothing is confidential in Himmarshee. As the townsfolk gossip, readers pick up on all kinds of information and misinformation. Who is the mysterious, sunglasswrapped blonde biker gal locked in private conversations with Carlos? WhatÂs going on at the fish camp owned by Darryl, a sleazy fellow who was dumped by CÂndee before she hooked up with Ronnie? Could he be the murderer? Such questions fill the toxic hairspray air of Hair Today, Dyed Tomorrow and other places where the locals congregate. The local color of rural south-central Florida gleams through ÂMama Gets HitchedÂŽ from beginning to end. Ms. SharpÂs eye and ear for her smalltown types provide many marvelous scenes. Using the reporterÂs skills she honed working for USA Today and The News-Press, Ms. Sharp lovingly characterizes the foibles of back road, Southern culture. ÂMama Gets Hitched,ÂŽ with its ÂGone with the WindÂŽ remaking of the VFW Hall as a wedding site, should be a hit. It is certainly a hoot. Waiting in the wings is ÂMama Sees Stars.ÂŽ Â„ Keep up with this witty, engaging aucthor at www.deborahsharp.com. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Â Mama Gets Hitched ,ÂŽ by Deborah Sharp. Midnight Ink. 328 pages. $14.95. yp b oi l e d l oo k er w h o is ta k in g over as COURTESY PHOTOSDeborah Sharp
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 Three Dog Night COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease join us Thursday July 29th 5-7 at Lux Boutique Check out the latest in fashions from Lux Boutique along with make up and skincare by Mary Kay.BUY 1 GET 1 HALF on regular price items along with a rafÂ” e for gift certiÂ“ cates and giftbags. 1485 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 3, Naples239-304-9754 www.patrics.com BREAKFAST, LUNCH & MOREOpen Every Day 6:30 am 2:00 pm Free wireless internet Free delivery Comfort Food on Steroids! Opera Naples holds its third annual Eurofest fundraiser celebrating the music, culture, cuisine and wines of western Europe from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the home of maestro William Noll. The music salon will be filled with the voices and instruments of emerging professional artists performing opera and other vocal pieces from four centuries. The eveningÂs soloists include baritone Stephen Andrew Mumbert, mezzo-soprano Melissa Vitrella and soprano Deborah Berioli. Sopranos Steffanie Pearce and Florida Gulf Coast UniversityÂs Carolyn Greiner will join Ms. Vitrella in a performance of the trio ÂDer RosenkavalierÂŽ by Richard Strauss. Pianist Robin Shuford Frank will provide accompaniment. Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling Opera Naples at 514-SING (7464). Opera Naples brings a taste of Europe to townKEN HOWARD/ METROPOLITAN OPERASouthwest Florida opera aficionados can see an encore performance of Â“CarmenÂ” starring Elina Garanca, left, recorded live in HD at The Metropolitan Opera beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Hollywood Coconut Point 16 or Hollywood 20-Naples. Tickets are $15 and are available at the box office or online at www.metopera.org/hdlive. Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.com Special Reverse Happy Hour Available Thursday thru Saturday 8-11 pm At our bar & high tops only $ 3 $ 4 $ 5 Domestic BeersWell Drinks House Wines Appetizers Martinis SummerÂs Hottest Entertainment! Sundays: Jazz Pianist Don Barber 5-7 fifth avenue southThe Inn on Fifth.authentically naples distinctively downtown .699 fifth avenue south naples, florida 34102 888.403.8778 innonfifth.comstaycenteredAnd luxuriate in an inviting and welcoming boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Naples. With 87 elegantly appointed rooms & suites, an intimate spa, inspired dining at TruluckÂs, lively McCabeÂs Irish Pub, and just steps from everywhere you want to be. Florida resident rates start as low as $109*in the summer.*Some restrictions apply.
C16 WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Spend Your Summer in Paradise 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110 Reservations: 800.222.TREE or 239.593.8733 doubletreenaples.comEscape to the sun, surf, and beautiful white sand beaches of FloridaÂ’s Paradise Coast with our Â“Summer Escape to NaplesÂ” package. Stay two-nights in a spacious one-bedroom suite, have a relaxing day at Delnor-Wiggins Pass and unwind with a delicious dinner at Charlie ChiangÂ’s Asian Bistro. A tin of decadent Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies is the sweet nishing touch for a perfect getaway. Rates start at just $99 per night. A one-day beach parking pass and a $25 restaurant gift certi cate is included in the package. Two night minimum required, based on availability and upgraded suites are available at an additional charge Mention code SUM when making your reservations. THE ENGLISH PUB Naples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 Open 7 Days, 11am-2am Live Music, Friday & Saturday Happy Hour: 4-7pm, Monday Â– Friday 12-6pm, Saturday Â– Sunday 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 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 HALF OFFValid from 7am 2:30pm7 Days a Week *With purchase of 2 beverages *Not valid with any other offerExpires 7/29/2010 (239) 649-0559 wildsidecafe.org5026 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34105 Art Walk on Marco Island takes place in the Artist Colony at The Esplanade from 5-8 p.m. on the last Wednesday evening of the month. At Rightside, Portside and Waterfront studios and galleries, resident artists have works on display in keeping with the theme for the month. The theme for Wednesday, July 28, is ÂColors of Summer.ÂŽ Visitors enjoy live entertainment and refreshments and also receive a card that is punched to show that they have strolled through all three galleries, which entitles them to gift cards and coupons from the following businesses in The Esplanade: TaraÂs Steak and Lobster House, CJÂs on the Bay, RickÂs Island Salon, Starbucks, Stone Cold Creamery and Tycoon Gallery. They are also asked to vote for their favorite piece of art in the three-gallery show. For more information, call Betty Newman at 784-4436 or e-mail betty@ bettynewmanart.com. Enjoy the Â‘Colors of SummerÂ’ at Marco Island Art WalkCOURTESY PHOTOS Colors of Summer, mixed medium, triptych, by Betty Newman Far Left: Nautilus, by Tara OÂ’Neill Left:Catching the Light, by Jo-Anne Sanborn Brimming with history, culture, & nature, SWFL has ÂITÂŽ. Now thru Sept. 6th discover the treasures that lie just inland.Visitors can explore these attractions with a discount simply by downloading a coupon from their web sites! Visit: www.swÂ” museumofhistory.com to begin your journey. of Southwest Florida
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 A&E C17 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comSummer Concert SeriesPresented Aboard TheThe Best of the 50Â’s, 60Â’s & 70Â’s Joe Marino Vocal & Guitar Sounds of Ron Rutz Sounds of Sinatra Tony Avalon August 3rd 7:00 9:00 pm August 17th 6:45 8:45 pm July 20th 7:00 9:00 pm September 7th 6:15 8:15 pm September 14th 6:15 8:15 pm August 24th 6:30 8:30 pm September 21st 6:00 8:00 pm Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 Original hand dyed wearable art by Leigh Designs, Naples www.leighdesignsnaples.com Available at Kari's Kreations830 Neapolitan Way Shopping Center, Naples 239-261-5355 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE20% OFFALL FULL-PRICE MERCHANDISE The Naples Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Robert Herrema, will hold auditions for the new season from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Golden Gate High School. Any music student in middle school or higher is invited to consider the experience of auditioning and performing with a formal orchestra or chorus. Adults are also encouraged to try out. There is a need for male singers as well as percussion, brass and woodwind instrument players. The NOC performs nine concerts each year, free to the public. The orchestra practices Saturday mornings, and the chorus practices Tuesday evenings. For more information, call Marcia Reff at 775-8460 or John Ostrowski at 348-0938. Tune up now for NOC tryoutsAspiring singers between the ages of 7 and 17 are invited to audition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorale on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The chorale performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the direction of James Cochran, the Philharmonic Youth Chorale rehearses weekly on Saturday mornings with breaks that coincide with public school vacation schedules. Annual tuition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorale is $100. The music fee is $25. Some scholarships are available. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 254-2642 or e-mail email@example.com. September auditions set for Youth ChoraleKindermusik classes at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts are especially for children from newborns to age 7, along with their parents and/or caregivers. In a nurturing environment filled with energy, imagination, music and dancing, children develop skills in language, literacy, listening, problem solving, self-esteem and musicality. HereÂs whatÂs coming up:Â€ Zoo Train! For ages 18 months to 3 years, with parent or caregiver present Â„ 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17.Â€ MovinÂ and GroovinÂ For families with children newborn to 7 years Â„ 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, July 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17.Â€ Confetti Days! For children 4-7 years, with parent or caregiver joining class for the last 15 minutes Â„ 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 9, 12, 16 and 19. For registration or more information, call 254-2642 or e-mail Joy Ann Lawfer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindermusik isnÂ’t just for kids
C18 WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY YOU ONLY NEEDONE CLUB For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714FOR A LIMITED TIME, PREMIER CLUB IS OFFERING A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. Smiling pottery cats and flower-decorated pottery pigs have been made in Scotland since 1882. Today, both the old and new versions of these pieces are known as Wemyss (pronounced Weems) Ware. It was first made at the Fife Pottery in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Robert Heron, the owner of the pottery, hired some Bohemian craftsmen and designers who came up with new ideas about decorating pottery. The master painter was Karel Nekola. Flowers, hearts and other symbols were handpainted on figurines, inkstands, jardinieres, candlesticks, buttons, pots and even bedroom sets. The decoration for each piece was different. At first Wemyss Ware was sold only near the factory, but it soon was available in London. By 1900 it had become the rage. Mr. Nekola died in 1915, and another painter continued working in the same style. But in the 1930s, economics forced Fife Pottery to close. Its molds and designs then went to a series of potteries and, in 1952, to Royal Doulton. The line was discontinued in 1957. Wemyss reappeared in 1985, made by Griselda Hill Pottery of Ceres, Scotland. The name was registered as a trademark in 1994, and modern Wemyss Ware in old styles is still made. Q: My 1939 solid cherry bedroom set Â„ dresser, chest and bedside table Â„ is in excellent condition. I know the age because itÂs been in my family since it was first purchased. It was made by King Factories of Mayville, N.Y. Is there a market for it, and what would it sell for? A: The company that made your set was Kling Factories, not King. The furniture-manufacturing company was formed in 1911 by John A. Kling. It was sold in 1962 to Ethan Allen, which kept the line alive for years as its ÂKling Colonial Group.ÂŽ Three-piece Kling bedroom sets sell for $350 to $600. Q: I recently came into possession of several hundred old family postcards dating from about 1885 to 1912. There are many varieties, including birthday and military cards, valentines and Easter and Christmas greetings. Some of the Christmas postcards picture black Santas. Most are in color, and some have human hair or ribbon embellishments. Many were mailed from Canada to one of our family members. The postcards are all in good condition because theyÂve been stored in a shoebox in a closet for years. Are people interested in old postcards? A: There are plenty of collectors interested in old postcards Â„ especially cards the age of yours Â„ but sort through your shoebox before deciding on a strategy to sell them. First take out any that you would like to keep for your family-cards Classic pottery cats and pigs back in productionKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL email@example.com SEE KOVEL, C19 403 Bayfront PlaceDowntown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest FloridaÂ’s best steakhousewww.stoneyssteakhouse.com Live Entertainment Thur.-Sun. STONEYÂS STEAKHOUSE 1 for & potato$2995 Monday& Friday Sunset Wine Dinner for Two 3 course menu for two$4995 & potato$2195 Tuesday & Thursday & potato $ 24 95 Wednesday Naples Best 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net f | f | Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples BUY ONE ENTREE GET ONE FREE*not to be combined with any other discount or special oer. Must present coupon.Good Mon-Wed. Dinner ONLY exp. 7/31/10Tavern on the Bay NaplesÂ ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA Where G W h e r e G B B Ta v Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells $ 2 $ 2 Happy Hour 3-7 daily THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY $4 Margaritas $5 Nachos WOK $9.99 Martini Maddness $5 Apple MartiniÂs TUESDAY C reate Your Own WEDNESDAY 3 Course Italian Dinner (any pasta on our menu ) $14.99 $4 House Wine SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET $14.99 10:30-2:30 P.M. Major league baseball games p H B U F F E T H B U F F E T T 0 P.M. 0 Skinny girl MARGARITA ONLY 100 CALORIES! $8 Includes the take home shaker!NOW SERVING THE....
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 A&E C19 Country Club Attire Required Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? TURKEY ARTICHOKE PRESSATA Airport Rd Naples, FL (239) 596-8840 Gulf Coast Town Center Ft Myers, FL (239) 466-8642 Coastland Mall Naples, FL (239) 352-8642 Smoked turkey, spinach artichoke spread, asiagoparmesan cheese, carmelized onions and tomato on our herb focaccia bread. Fine Italian Cuisine.Well Guarded Recipes.pasta fresh seafood daily specials homemade desserts Naples 935 Airport Pulling Rd. N. 239-566-1100 Bonita 28340 Trails Edge Blvd. 239-947-2202 Mon-Fri Lunch: 11am 4pm Dinner: 4pm 10pm Sat-Sun: 4pm 10pm Friday Night Fresh 1 lb. Main Lobster$14.95BUY ONE LUNCH OR DINNERGET ONE 50% OFF15 Years of Culinary Excellence in Florida. Friday Night Fresh 1 lb. Main Lobster$17.95 with messages that explain family history or cards that picture your relatives. Then go to your library and check out a book on old postcards. There youÂll find lists of publishers and artists whose postcards are more valuable than others. (Cards published by Raphael Tuck and cards with artwork by Howard Chandler Christy are especially valuable.) Pull those cards out, along with the black Santas, other holiday cards, patriotic cards and cards picturing early automobiles and airplanes. All of those are worth more than standard cards. Then youÂll have to decide if you want to sell only the most valuable cards or the whole collection. Many postcards sell for just 5 cents, but a few sell for more than $100. Several websites price postcards and give advice about selling. Q: My mother left me a very modern-looking breakfast set for one Â„ at least, I think thatÂs what it is. ThereÂs a duck-shaped teapot, creamer, sugar, teacup and saucer, and a tray to hold everything. Maybe for breakfast in bed? The bottom is stamped with a Theodore Haviland mark and a script signature that has two initials and the name ÂSandoy.ÂŽ I love the set because the amusing ducksÂ heads come off the serving pieces and all the pieces are bright yellow. A: Edouard-Marcel Sandoz (not Sandoy) was an important designer. He was born in Switzerland in 1881 but worked in France most of his career. In 1916 he became a designer for Theodore Haviland, and created hundreds of designs for figurines, tableware, trays, boxes, vases, inkwells and more. He designed many Art Deco animals that were used to decorate not only coffee and tea sets, but also pitchers, vases and flower frogs. Mr. Sandoz created his famous duckshaped coffee or tea sets in about 1916. They were decorated in yellow, blue, red or other bright colors. Mr. Sandoz died in 1971, but his designs are still popular. The duck set was reproduced in the 1970s. An original set sold recently for $3,200. Tip: For a quick shine on a silver belt buckle or large pin, try rubbing it on a dark-colored carpet. Â„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. This Wemyss Ware pig is a 4-inch-high bank. It was offered for sale at MichaanÂ’s Auctions of Alameda, Calif. KOVELFrom page C18
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Fun for all at Third Thursday on ThirdWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.1. Suzanne Matson and Jamie Leick 2. Marcie Burland and Durinda Maze 3. Camryn Fish and Molly Spiroff 4. Pat Spaar and Sydney Robicheaux 5. Sydney, Spencer and Savannah Robicheaux 6. Jessica Michaels Cohen 7. Valaria Arango 8. Relaxing in between sidewalk showsPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY W e take your friends, S end us y $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session 1 4 5 8 7 6 2 3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.1. Sam gives Macho the Chihuahua a rinse. 2. Dan Scarisbick and Janet Rossano, owners of For Footed Friends 3. Daisy was rescued from the Everglades and has found a permanent home with Marco Espinar. 4. Dakota, a husky rescue owned by Patti Roberts 5. Shilo, a sheltie owned by Tom Cumming 6. Panda, an Australian cattle dog owned by Patti Roberts 7. Tristan Cortellessa meets Phoenix from the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.HELEN CATLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY A dog wash at For Footed FriendsCleaning up for Shy Wolf Sanctuary 1 6 7 5 3 2 4
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dancing Under The Stars Winning Prizes every Wednesday & a Grand Prize at the Final Contest!AMATEUR DANCING CONTEST EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM FINAL CONTEST NOVEMBER 17TH 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naple, FL 34102(239) 659-7008 www.VerginaRestaurant.com V VER INAG $19.95. O ered 5-7pm VERGINA GOES TO NEXT LEVELÂ„5G GREAT FOOD, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT AMBIANCE, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT DANCE CONTEST! Just as consumers eagerly await the arrival of the Neiman-Marcus holiday catalog each year, wine lovers and restaurateurs anxiously watch their mailboxes every July for the Wine Spectator issue bearing the Restaurant Wine List Awards. The 30th annual compilation appears in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine. The listing is also available on the magazineÂs website: www.winespectator.com/restaurants. For restaurants, ranking among this yearÂs 3,743 winners will likely translate into dollars spent by wine devotees who use the list as a Bible when dining out. This year, however, local diners will see fewer area establishments represented. Last year, 33 local restaurants won recognition, including five that earned the Best of Award of Excellence, the second of three tiers. This year there are 25 in all, with four Best of Award of Excellence winners. According to Wine Spectator, 70 award winners have closed in the last year, and 64 others withdrew because of the economy or a depleted inventory (which, in the end, is also an indication of an ailing economy). Two of last yearÂs local winners Â„ Tastings in Estero and RuthÂs Chris Steak House in Naples Â„ have closed. Most restaurants Â„ 2,880 Â„ received the Award of Excellence, the first tier of recognition. Slightly less than 22 percent (or 788 establishments) won the Best of Award of Excellence, and a mere 2 percent (75 restaurants) earned the Grand Award, the highest honor. Here are the Southwest Florida restaurants on this yearÂs list.Best of Award of ExcellenceÂ€ Marco Island : Sale e Pepe at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort Â€ Naples : Bleu Provence; Naples Tomato; The Grill Room at The Ritz-Carlton, NaplesAward of ExcellenceÂ€ Boca Grande : The Temptation Â€ Bonita Springs : AngelinaÂs Ristorante Â€ Captiva : Keylime Bistro Â€ Estero : Blue Water Bistro and RuthÂs Chris Steak House Â€ Fort Myers Beach : Bayfront Bistro (first-time winner) Â€ Marco Island : ArturoÂs and Tara Steak & Lobster House Â€ Naples : AndreÂs Steakhouse; Baleen at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort; ChopÂs City Grill; FlemingÂs Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar; HBÂs on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; Olio on Naples Bay at Naples Bay Resort; Pazzo Cucina Italia; Sea Salt; ShulaÂs Steak House; StoneyÂs Steakhouse; TruluckÂs; The Turtle Club; Yabba Island Grill To be considered for the awards, restaurants must submit their wine lists, menus, entry fees ($250 each) and letters describing inventory and storage conditions. To qualify for the Award of Excellence, a restaurant must have at least 100 wines that demonstrate quality and harmony with the menu. For the Best of Award of Excellence, a wine list must hold at least 400 vintages and greater depth. The exclusive Grand Award winners Â„ in Florida only the perennial winners, BernÂs Steakhouse in Tampa and LÂEscalier at The Breakers in Palm Beach, made the cut Â„ must contain upwards of 1,500 wines, including rare ones, with vintages from all the great wine-making regions. Some restaurants simply choose not to enter, no matter how good their wine collections, so donÂt automatically dismiss those that arenÂt on the list. Generally, you can assume restaurants that do make the list have a strong commitment to wine, which is particularly helpful when youÂre traveling and looking for a good place to dine in a town with which you are not familiar. Clearly, the Grand Award winners offer something special, while Best of Award of Excellence winners are likely as passionate about the wine they serve as they are about their food. Having dined at all of the local Best of Award of Excellence in our area, I wholeheartedly endorse their designations. In all of these Naples restaurants, wine is like a religion. Wines are paid homage, stored according to strict standards and ceremoniously served. Their lists read more like bestsellers than records of inventory. Although the restaurants vary in size, they share carefully chosen lists with great range and service staffs eager to help customers have the best wine and food experience possible. A good wine list is not just about big names and pricey vintages. Delivering service coupled with knowledge of pairing wines with foods is what makes these restaurants worthy of this prestigious listing. Wine Spectator awards serve as guide, but not gospel VINO jim McCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org eat range and service staffs eager to help st om er s ha ve t he b es t wi ne a nd f oo d p erience p ossi bl e A good wine list is not just o ut big names and pricey n ta g es. De l iverin g service u pled with knowled g e o f i ring wines with f oods what mak es th ese r e su rants worthy of this e sti g ious l istin g
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF JULY 22-28, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Saturday, July 24 and 31, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South : The weekly farmers market takes place in the parking area behind Tommy BahamaÂs between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, July 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 at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Ridgway Bar & Grill : Chef Tony Ridgway guides participants through the tasting of eight cheeses and accompaniments, and pastry chef Emily Duncan will demonstrate and teach the new dessert craze of verrines, curds, mousses and poached fruit, $50; 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500. Reservations required. Saturday, July 24 and 31, 11 a.m., The Sauce Lady : Ela Vivonetto, aka The Sauce Lady, holds a kidsÂ cooking class, $20; 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Saturday, July 24, 6:30 p.m., FredÂs Food, Fun & Spirits (formerly FredÂs Diner) : Enjoy dinner and a show by Naples City Improv, $29.95 (show only, $15); 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Reservations recommended. Saturday, July 24, 6-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center : ItÂs foodiesÂ trivia night, with teams of four competing while enjoying tapas, wine and beer; sign up a singles or as a team, $45 per person; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine and Spirits : Meet fellow wine lovers, test your wine knowledge, chat with wine experts and choose from among 50 wines to sample along with hors dÂoeuvres as well as cigars, $10 (includes souvenir glass and $5 credit on purchase); 2755 E. Tamiami Trail; 775-6411. Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted : Discover the diverse and intriguing wines of South Africa at this tasting, $10; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, July 28, 6-8 p.m., The Sauce Lady : Ela Vivonetto, aka The Sauce Lady, demonstrates five-minute meals at weekly cooking classes through October, $20; 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Thursday, July 29, 6-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center : Chef Lisa Fidler of The Flying Pig prepares easy, delicious foods for picnics and boat rides, $45 per person; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., CampielloÂs : Chef Vincenzo Betulia holds a summer cooking class exploring regions of Italy, $75; 1177 Third St. S.; 435-1166. Reservations required. Saturday, July 31, 3 p.m., Naples Tomato : Learn the art of making mozzarella cheese, while enjoying wine and cheese and take home a pound of mozzarella, $35; 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800. Reservations required. Â… Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. Sometimes you just want seafood, fresh and simply prepared. No high-fallutinÂ sauces. No fancy-pants plating. Just fish, and lots of it. ThatÂs what Steamers does well and what likely has hooked its loyal following. In the heart of summer, when many restaurants have more staff than customers, business was brisk at Steamers on a recent Friday evening. The place was close to capacity, with servers scurrying hither and yon and customers happily hunkered down over well-filled plates of fish. ThereÂs no mistaking what sort of place it is the moment you walk in the dining room. Nautical knickknacks abound. There are the requisite fishnets with colorful buoys hanging from them. Model ships. Framed pictures of lighthouses and fishermen. You get the idea. Tables are unadorned except for the necessary condiments, such as ketchup, malt vinegar and napkins. ItÂs the kind of place that people feel comfortable patronizing in shorts and flip-flops, which constitute about as much clothing as any sane Floridian wears when itÂs this hot and humid. The menu offers an impressive assortment of seafood, with an emphasis on New England-style specialties, including lobster rolls, clam chowder, whole Maine lobsters (or lazyman style, out of the shell if you prefer), a New England clambake and all manner of fried fish, fries and onion rings. DonÂt expect an extensive wine list here. You order by variety, not vintner: chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, etc. ThereÂs a respectable lineup of beers as well. We started out with cups of soup Â„ one New England clam chowder, one Manhattan clam chowder and one seafood chowder, each $4.95 a cup or $5.99 a bowl Â„ and a pound of fresh Maine steamers ($9.95). Both the New England clam and seafood chowders were creamy but not overly so. The seafood version was chock full of goodies Â„ shrimp, lobster, clams and veggies Â„ but the clam variety contained just a modest quantity of shellfish, far less than the tomato-based Manhattan chowder, which was lighter than the karen FELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Straight up seafood, and lots of it, makes Steamers a sure bet Steamers>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.50-$11.95; salads, $8.95-$14.95; entrees, $10.95-$16.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs indoors and out front >> Specialties of the house: Fresh Maine steamers, New England clam chowder, steamed mussels, lobster roll, fried calamari, fried smelts, fried shrimp, grouper and chips, sword sh, whole Maine lobster >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 5317 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 593-3388 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know g o ds 5 pe r o ni ta n Fried is the name of the game at Steamers, where the FishermanÂ’s Platter includes a choice of two fish selections, fries and/or onion rings and cole slaw. Those who shy away from fried fare can consider grilled scallops and shrimp, with choice of potato or rice and fresh vegetables. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYFresh Maine steamers come with cups of clam broth and butter for dipping. cream soups, well seasoned and loaded with clams, celery, carrots and tomatoes. The steamers came topped with a bowl that also served as a receptacle for the shells as they piled up. Accompanied by little plastic cups of clam broth and butter, they were cooked just right, leaving them juicy and sweet even without dipping Â„ which is a good thing, considering the place is named after them. Steamers offers a variety of fried entrees, including the FishermanÂs Platter ($17.95), for which you can choose any two fish or shellfish selections, fries, onion rings or both and cole slaw. I tried the shrimp and haddock, while a friend opted for whole clams and oysters. A second companion ordered grilled shrimp and scallops with beurre blanc, sweet potato, asparagus and zucchini. Our entrees arrived hot and fragrant. A health note here: The FishermanÂs Platter is not recommended for those watching their weight or cholesterol. It was a plate oÂ fried goodies, broken only by little cups of cole slaw, tartar sauce and cocktail sauce. The shrimp, oysters and clams were all just right Â„ moist within, crisp on the outside. Although the haddock could have been a crisper, the firm white fish was flaky and tender. The tartar and cocktail sauces livened up the otherwise mild fried fare. The French fries were good, but the onion rings were better. A server brought us a container of dipping sauce that tasted like Thousand Island dressing with a dollop of horseradish and proved just the right counterpoint to the sweet onions. The cole slaw was cold, crisp and creamy. The grilled scallops and shrimp were properly cooked and accompanied by a smooth, mild beurre blanc and vegetables prepared to a tender-crisp consistency. We shared one piece of Key lime pie for dessert. The pie itself was average, not quite tart enough for purists who love the distinctive flavor of Key lime, but we all appreciated the mounds of real whipped cream heaped on top.The servers Â„ our designated one as well as the others Â„ were all very nice but extremely busy. One more would have made for smoother dining, but itÂs tough for any restaurant to predict how many to schedule on any given night this time of year. They all pitched in to make sure no table was abandoned, a practice thatÂs greatly appreciated by diners and that likely translates into better tips for all.With a wide-ranging menu, friendly staff and oh-so-casual ambience, itÂs easy to see why Steamers is reeling them in during the season when customers customarily rarely bite.
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Naples Total Sales Increase at Least 47 PercentReport Shows 9 Percent Increase in Median Closed Price www.LevitanMcQuaid.com JULY 22-28, 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 LevitanMcQuaid Real Estate Services.www.LevitanMcQuaid.com HOT BAR VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE! www.LevitanMcQuaid.com NAPLES, Fla.-June 18, 2010All geographic areas in Naples experienced a signi cant increase in both pending and closed sales in May according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). For the 12 months ending May 2010, overall pending sales in all geographic areas increased 47 percent from the 12 months ending May 2009. e increase ranged from 33 percent in East Naples to 56 percent in South Naples. ÂSales are increasing in not only all geographic locations but in all price ranges as well. is is a good sign,ÂŽ said Tom Bringardner, President of Premier Properties. Â e median closed price has continued to level out since September 2009,ÂŽ stated Michele Harrison, REALTOR with John R. Wood REALTORS. e median closed price increased 9 percent to $190,000 in May 2010 up from $174,000 in May 2009. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales increased 9 percent to 887 contracts in May 2010 compared to 812 contracts in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010, closed sales increased 48 percent with 8,152 sales compared to 5,495 sales for the 12 months ending May 2009. Single-family pending sales saw a 10 percent increase with 477 contracts in May 2010 compared to 433 contracts in May 2009. Condo sales saw a 25 percent increase with 398 sales in May 2010 compared to 318 sales in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010 pending condo sales in the under $300,000 category saw a 69 percent increase with 3,573 contracts compared to 2,117 contracts for the 12 months ending May 2009. e available inventory decreased 10 percent to 9,006 in May 2010 compared to 10,046 in the same month last year. To view the report, go to www.Naplesarea.com e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 4,000 plus membercustomers. NABOR is a member of Florida REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest trade association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local boards of REALTORS nationwide. NABOR is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 25TH FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK ESTATES Pick up Map at Gate Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308QUAIL WESTPick up Map at Gate Steve Levitan 269-4700LONGSHORE LAKENEW LISTING! Pick up Map at Gate Sandy Sims 595-2969 HUNT FOR HOUSES! NEWS YOU CAN USE: FINANCIAL CYBERSUPPORT Bankrate.com is site o ers up-to-date rates for just about everything from mortages and auto loans to CDÂs! It o ers amazing calculators that will assist you in nding out how long it will take to pay o credit card debt and more...MyFico.com is is a credit reporting service that you can utilize to obtain your FICO score for a small fee. is score is vital in knowing where you stand when making a major purchase and is ultimately how you are judged by a potential lender. Your FICO score can make a big difference in the rates that you are o ered and whether or not a loan is obtainable and to what degree and terms. Selectquote.com & accuquote.com ese sites allow you to browse through hundreds of life insurance policies which give you rates comparison and assists you in nding the best deals.Cardtrak.comO ers everything you would need to know about credit cards. You can looks for the cards with the lowest interest rates, overall bene ts and best t for your life and lifestyle.
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