ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A20 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 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. 45 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: AUGUST 12, 2010 Back to schoolHere are some assignments to help you and the kids get ready. A12 Plants from around the world beautify Americas yards, and to minimize the chance that exotic species will grow where they shouldnt, University of Florida researchers are identifying and developing varieties with a low risk of running wild. Scientists with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are on the cutting edge of a trend, said Gary Knox, a UF environmental horticulture professor. They are evaluating common ornamentals to find the varieties least likely to become invasive nuisances. Were one of the first states to really look into this, Professor Knox said. Florida is the nations second-largest producer of ornamental bedding and garden plants, with grower sales of close to $150 million, according to a 2007 U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Nationwide, growers had sales of about $1.8 billion. California is the largest producer, with sales of about $300 million. Professor Knox, from UFs North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, will give an overview of the UF program today at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual meeting in Palm Desert, Calif. The green industry and homeowners realize some of the plants that have been sold in the U.S. became a problem, and they wanted to avoid having that happening again, Professor Knox said. Florida ITH MORE THAN 180 SPECIES, 40 of which are unique to the Sunshine State, Florida has more butterfly diversity than any state east of the Mississippi. Why so much variety? Ask snowbirds and theyll tell you that Florida has great weather. Butterflies agree. Theres always plenty of sunshine a key ingredient to making a happy butterfly and the weather is mild enough that butterflies can be active year-round. Another factor contributing to butterfly diversity is habitat diversity. Beaches are usually what comes to mind when thinking of Florida landscapes; however, Florida is so much more than that with its hammocks, swamps, forests, prairies and more. This diversity allows a huge variety of plants to call Florida home. This is one reason why so many different kinds of butterflies can be seen at Naples Botanical Garden. With a variety of cultivated gardens and preserve areas, the Garden is a butterfly haven, providing the butterfly larval food and nectar plants necessary to maintain but-UF researchers identifying, developing noninvasive plant varietiesSEE PLANT, A15 SEE BUTTERFLIES, A8 VARIETIES ABOUND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Kids in CATSThe Naples Players KidzAct troupe presents Andrew Lloyd Webers purrfectly entertaining musical. C1 Petsitters in demandBusiness is good for those going to the dogs (and cats). B1 The spirit of Local activities will help keep the memory alive of the day WWII ended. A10 BY BRITTANY PATTERSON-WEBERSpecial to Florida Weely More photos by Dennis Goodman A8-9 >>inside:paradiseWBUTTERFLY DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSoldier Danaus erisimus White PeacockAnartia jatrophae Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanilla Queen Danaus gilippus Petsittersindemand SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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The 14th Amendment is the simple little tour de force that embodies the jus soli rule: (citizenship) acquired by right of the soil, contrasted with jus sanguinis, citizenship granted by right of bloodline, explains Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center. The idea represents the American rejection of aristocracy and privileged ancestry; ones citizenship turns on an objective circumstance place of birth not familial status. Sen. Graham now rejects that classic American thinking. He announced on FOX television recently that people come to America to drop a child. Its called drop and leave. To have a child in America, they cross the border, they go to the emergency room, have a child, and that childs automatically an American citizen. That shouldnt be the case. Apparently, he coined the term drop and leave himself. For those who view little brown bordercrossing females as bovines, the word drop is probably accurate. After all, in our common usage the English usage that Sen. Graham would require immigrants to learn and speak immediately cows drop calves.Human females on the other hand, even little brown ones, give birth to their children. They dont lay them, hatch them, pop them, excrete them or squirt them, let alone drop them.By extension, in Sen. Grahams fascinating farm usage the English term droppings should apply to several children born on American soil from little brown border crossers. But it doesnt. Instead, it means poop. Since Sen. Graham is a native speaker born in Pickens County, S.C. (slim Pickens County, some say), surely he must know this. In effect, hes calling these little American children, bullsh poop. But thats nothing new. Whos welcome here and who isnt has been a contentious issue since the nations beginnings, full of finger-pointing, name-calling and hot-headed hyperbolic speech-making.In part, Americans are conflicted because our families all came from someplace else; in part, because most Americans are convinced that those wishing admission do not quite measure up to their immigrant stock, explained Gary Mormino, professor of history, co-director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, and author of the revealing book, Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida.So it is. So it has always been, he told me the other day. Ben Franklin railed against the Pennsylvania Dutch (Germans from the word Deutsch) because of their stubborn cultural customs.In his own case, Professor Morminos grandparents immigrated from Sicily to Louisiana in 1906. There, his grandfather, Rosolino Mormino, cut sugarcane and failed to become either a fluent English speaker or a citizen until the 1930s, when he moved his family to Illinois for a job in a Standard Oil refinery. Rosolino Mormino symbolized beaten men from beaten races, the sum of Europe that was vomiting its refuse to America, Prof. Mormino said. But American factories needed Rosolino Mormino, and millions followed. The sheer number of (mostly European) immigrants drawn to American cities in the first decades of the 20th century would not be equaled until the 1980s and 1990s. But after the immigration boom of the last couple of decades which coincided not with emergency-room availability for the droppers and droppings but with a booming economy the numbers have well, dropped. In Florida, there may be about 720,000 undocumented residents currently, down from about 980,000 at mid-decade, according to the Census Bureaus 2010 Statistical Abstract of the United States. Thats one in every 26 people (about 19 million live in the state). The estimated figure is based on numbers supplied by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. So what are we going to do? To start with, lets not eviscerate the 14th Amendment. And lets not define those who want to close the borders as fascists thats Professor Morminos suggestion, and it strikes me as wise. Lets not put the burden on local law enforcement, either. If they have to stumble around grabbing anybody who looks like she might drop and leave, ala the proposed Arizona law supported by such up-and-comers as Neapolitan gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, the civil rights of a lot of Americans are COMMENTARY Annals of the Citizenship Clause, 2010 rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org to get violated. As Professor Mormino suggested to me, much of the debate is not about immigrants themselves, but about politics. Within two decades, Republican-leaning states such as Florida and Texas will have populations that tilt African American and Latino. Translation: Democrats win.Finally, lets begin a real conversation by trying to speak the truth. The data suggests that border crossers search for work and a better economic standing over the long term, not quickie citizenship for U.S.-born babies, note the researchers at politifact.com, the Pulitzer-Prize winning St. Petersburg Times website that rates the truth of comments by prominent leaders left or right. They assigned Sen. Grahams statement a Half-True. Illegal immigrants do have babies here, politifact concludes, but Graham appears to be conflating two things a pattern of wealthy foreigners engaging in birth tourism using legal visas, and illegal immigration of poorer people from Mexico. In our view, failing to make the distinction exaggerates the alleged problem and uses inflammatory rhetoric to obscure legitimate policy questions. Inflammatory rhetoric: again, nothing new. When a Baptist preacher named Sidney Johnston Catts won Floridas governorship on a third-party ticket in 1916, he opposed Catholics and supported Prohibition, Professor Mormino recalled. Those were often seen as joined at the hip by Protestants (principally because of the Irish). A Tampa legislator wishing to curry favor from Cuban voters introduced a bill that would allow ballots to be printed in Spanish. Mr. Catts is said to have thundered, If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, its good enough for Florida! Sen. Lindsey Graham might have felt right at home.
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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 As we mark the end of Americas combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama said this week, a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there. He should have added unless youre gay, because, despite his rhetoric, weeks earlier the commander in chief fired one of those Iraq vets: Lt. Dan Choi. Lt. Choi was an Iraq War veteran, a graduate of West Point and a trained Arabic linguist. I ran into him the day after he received his official discharge. We were at the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas, a gathering of thousands of bloggers, activists and journalists. While Lt. Choi knew the discharge was coming, he was still shaken to the core. He took out his phone and showed me the letter he was e-mailed. Lt. Choi announced he was gay on national television in March of 2009. He knew the stakes. I asked why he did it. I came back from Iraq, he told me, and I decided that its not worth it I could have died at any moment in the area that I was, in the Triangle of Death. Why should I be afraid of the truth of who I am? He went on: Ive wanted to go back to Iraq and to Afghanistan, but then I thought, If I die in Afghanistan or Iraq, then would my boyfriend be notified? Or would he have to hear about it through Democracy Now! or CNN who would be the one telling him? And the fact of the matter is Dont Ask, Dont Tell forces our families into the closet and into nonexistence, and that is no way to support our troops or the families that allow them to continue to serve. President Obama promised during his presidential campaign to repeal the law that allows soldiers like Lt. Choi to be fired for being openly gay, the so-called Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy. The brainchild of the Clinton administration, it has led to the firing of close to 14,000 members of the military. President Obama has instructed Defense Secretary Robert Gates to conduct a survey among members of the military and their families about the potential impact of repealing Dont Ask, Dont Tell. Sounds reasonable? Not according to Lt. Choi. I think its absolutely insulting that we are having a survey right now, in this day and age. That the commander in chief (was) the first racial minority to achieve that rank and that position was a signifying moment for all of us, whether were racial minorities, whether were sexual minorities, whether were American citizens or not even yet American citizens, it was an absolute moment of vindication for a lot of people. Lt. Choi, also a proud Korean-American, continued, Nobody ever polls the soldiers on whether we should go to war or not. Nobody ever says, What do you think about your commander in chief being African-American? Its difficult to think of Dan Choi as lucky, since the West Point graduate wanted to make the military his career, but being honorably discharged, he gets to keep his benefits. He says thats not true of many of his peers. A lot of people have given up quite a hefty sum of benefits, including your medical benefits, your right to go to a VA hospital without paying, if your disability rating is like mine Im something like 50 percent disabled from my time in service I stood to lose all of that as well as scholarship moneys, GI bill and a home loan through the VA programs. At the Netroots Nation conference, Democratic leaders tried to convince their progressive base that the Democratic Party truly did represent change. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the stage, the moderator handed him Lt. Chois West Point ring and said Lt. Choi wanted him to keep it. Lt. Choi then joined Sen. Reid on the stage. Holding the ring, Sen. Reid asked Lt. Choi, speaking of the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, When we get it passed, youll take it back, right? Lt. Choi responded, I sure will, but Im going to hold you accountable. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Why did Obama fire Dan Choi?If you could boil down the publics lament with Washington, it might be: What happened to the adults? Not the adults of the Clark Clifford variety, the Washington fixtures who alternate between serving administrations and commenting on them sagely for PBS. But political leaders who make tough choices, take on problems directly and combine principle with pragmatism in a manner consistent with true statesmanship. President Barack Obama promised to be this kind of leader. He has instead proven with a few exceptions to be the servant of a limited political faction. He has exacerbated the nations fiscal crisis without dealing effectively with its economic crisis, while piling on far-reaching legislation of dubious merit. His supporters still lament that Washington is broken. The sweep of President Obamas ambition has necessarily forced congressional Republicans into a perpetual posture of no, but they are reluctant to outline their own agenda of yes. Out in the country, a populist movement of great moment and promise wants to pull the country back to its constitutional moorings. Its favored candidates, though, are often shaky vessels, the likes of Rand Paul in Kentucky and Sharron Angle in Nevada, who are always one gaffe away from self-immolation. For adults, look to the states. Look in particular to New Jersey and Indiana, where Govs. Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels are forging a limitedgovernment Republicanism that connects with people and solves problems. They are models of how to take inchoate dissatisfaction with the status quo, launder it through political talent and apply it in a practical way to governance. Gov. Christie has just concluded a six-month whirlwind through Trenton. In tackling a fiscal crisis in a state groaning under an $11 billion deficit, he did people the favor of being as forthright as a punch in the mouth. And it worked. He matched unyielding principle (determined to balance the budget without raising taxes, he vetoed a millionaires tax within minutes of its passage) with a willingness to take half a loaf (he wanted a constitutional amendment to limit property taxes to 2.5 percent, but settled with Democrats for an imperfect statutory limit). Hell need an Act II to get deeper reforms, but New Jersey is now separating itself from those other notorious wastrels, California and Illinois. In Indiana, tightfisted two-term Gov. Mitch Daniels has slimmed down and improved his states public sector. He inherited a $200 million deficit in 2004, which he turned into a $1.3 billion surplus just in time to ride out the recession. Hes reformed government services and rallied his administration around one simple, common-sense goal: We will do everything we can to raise the net disposable income of individual Hoosiers. Both Govs. Christie and Daniels are not what a political consultant would cook up (Gov. Christie has too much girth and Gov. Daniels too little hair). They both feel the weight of responsibility as the chief executives of their states in a way that hyperbolic congressmen and commentators dont. They prove that Republicans can govern, that budgets can be tamed, and that politics can work, so long as serious men and women put their shoulders to the wheel. In short, they are adults. Their like cant gain control of Washington soon enough. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Attack of the adultsBY RICH LOWRY amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly B Y RI C H L O WR Y richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION
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When Paul Garrah retired in 2004 with the rank of lieutenant colonel after more than two decades in the United States Army, he knew where he wanted to live Southwest Florida and what he wanted to do, which was help to establish and then oversee the Junior ROTC program at Golden Gate High School. Col. Garrah accomplished both of those goals and then some. In fact, he has become so active in so many facets of the community that he recently was awarded the first James V. Mudd Fellowship by the Leadership Collier Foundation. The fellowship means that Col. Garrah is given full tuition to participate in the 2011 class of Leadership Collier. Mike Reagen, foundation president, said Col. Garrah exemplifies the award, which goes to someone who strives to make Collier County among the best places in America to live, work and visit. Col. Garrah, 49, is a native of Maryland and spent his years in the army in a variety of locations both in the United States and abroad. His postings were wide ranging, including Mexico to Korea to the Pentagon. He enlisted in the army following his graduation from the University of Maryland in 1982, and his original plan had been to stay in the service for three years and then return to graduate school, with Uncle Sam footing the bill for his education. But he grew to love the army, and three years became 22. He originally began as a telecommunications specialist, but he then went on to become the armys equivalent of a diplomat, eventually specializing in Latin America and also putting in time in Washington, D.C. But through it all, he knew that he wanted to spend his post-army life in Southwest Florida. My grandparents were among the first 200 people to settle in Cape Coral, back in the late 1950s, he says. I spent a lot of time down here on vacation with my parents when I was growing up, and I knew this is where I wanted to live eventually. Col. Garrah actively sought the job as the ROTC instructor at Golden Gate in 2004, when the school opened its doors for the first time. In addition to his ROTC duties, Col. Garrah also taught world history for a time at the new school. We had to design a logo, get uniforms everything, he recalls. And I was also teaching world history, so I think my wife saw me about two hours a week during that time. Getting ROTC (which is an elective course) off the ground was a challenge, he says. He literally started from scratch. But that has made the programs success it now numbers about 140 students (out of a total student population of roughly 1,300) all the more satisfying. While Col. Garrah remains enthusiastic about the military, he realizes that it is not a career suited to everyone. Im not a recruiter, he says. I may have talked more students out of enlisting than I have influenced to enlist. You dont have to make the military a career to receive the benefits of Junior ROTC. The traits we teach and encourage, such as leadership, translate well into almost all areas. Still, if a student shows genuine interest in the military and displays an aptitude for that career, Col. Garrah is an enthusiastic supporter. I tell my students that if you have the drive, determination and energy, you can go as far as you want to go (in the military), he says. Truthfully, you can do as much as youre able to do. He proudly notes that two of his former students now attend military academies one at Annapolis and the other at West Point. They are both doing great, he says. It can be a wonderful career, he says. You have the adventure of going all around the world, and if you take advantage of your deployment to foreign countries, that can be an education in itself. Some people choose to stay on the base and eat at McDonalds when they are posted abroad, and they miss out on a lot. I always traveled to the farthest corners of every country and learned about the people and the culture. Col. Garrah takes his students on an annual trip to Washington, D.C., and he believes this is a vital part of their education. I feel that citizenship is extremely important, and what better way is there to enhance that feeling than by going to Washington, he says. Col. Garrah was transferred from his posting at the Pentagon three months before terrorists crashed an airliner into the building on Sept. 11, 2001. He had worked in the area of the building that was hit on that day. A couple of years ago, when I was in Washington with the students, we went to the Pentagon, he notes. I saw the names of the people (who died in the attack), and these were people who I had served with, who I knew. It was tremendously emotional for me, and I think for the kids as well. Col. Garrah says he does not miss the challenges and excitement of his military career. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 terfly populations. Although spotting native Florida butterflies is easy inside the Pfeffer-Beach Butterfly House, there is a whole world of wild butterflies to discover around the different gardens. Looking to spot some of these colorful garden helpers? First, make sure to search when the butterflies are awake. Butterflies are most active between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; outside that window, the butterflies will likely be dozing in the bushes. Additionally, take note of the weather: butterflies are cold-blooded, sun-loving insects. The sun warms up their bodies and gives them energy for their daily activities. On cloudy or rainy days, the butterflies rest, conserving energy until its sunny again. Another way to ensure seeing butterflies is to look for them. Yes, that sounds like a no-brainer, but too often we ignore our surroundings, missing a butterfly whizzing right in front of our faces. Our minds are elsewhere thinking about bills, making mental to-do lists and we dont pay attention to the little things in nature. If youd like to see butterflies, slow down and watch. Stop in front of a white plumbago and youre likely to see a Cassius blue butterfly flitting among the flowers and laying eggs on the leaves. Walk among the herbs; even there, you can find black swallowtails laying eggs on parsley or monarchs sipping nectar from pineapple sage flowers. Find any passion vine and pause in front of it; within a few moments youre sure to spot a gulf fritillary laying eggs on the freshest tendrils of the plant. The key is to know what plants are attractive to butterflies. Once you find those plants, let your sense of wonder take over and soon enough, you wont be able to stop seeing butterflies. Brittany Patterson-Weber is the Childrens Garden coordinator and resident butterfly expert at the Naples Botanical Garden.BUTTERFLYFrom page 1 DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGulf Fritillary Agraulis vanilla Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanilla Atala Eumaeus atala Polydamas Swallowtail Battus polydamas
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Reginald A. Reg Buxton For the Children... Through the Teachers... to the Community! Reg Buxton, a journalist, impressed the GNBGC with his commitment to the community. Buxton is serving or has served on the boards of ten organizations, all devoted to making Collier County a better place. Greater Naples Better Government Committee Endorses Reg Buxton. District 3 Reg Buxton He says he brings a businesslike approach, and actually delivers. He spots the need for improved bottom up communication inside and outside the school system, and he wants the school system attorney and two new hires an internal auditor and public interest ombudsman to report to the board rather than the superintendent. He first proposed the School Boards current plan to gradually test Floridas budget busting class size rules, and says the way to get teachers input on a regular basis is simple You listen. Endorsed by Naples Daily News Editorial Board Visit www.RegBuxton.com E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 239-777-4294 Paid Pol. Adv.by the Reg Buxton for Collier County School Board District 3 Campaign Fund Approved by Reg Buxton (n) Mayor Bill Barnett Luis Bernal Dr. Lois Bolin Ernie Bretzman Jim Coletta Joe B. Cox Fred Coyle Donna Fiala Todd Gates Bruce Gilbert Brian Glaeser Kaleigh Grover Bob Guidias Gina DeMartin Hahn Murray Hendel Tom Henning Matt Hudson Tina Haut Nancy Lasheid Bill Lasheid Chris Lombardo Peter Manion Leo Medivilla Bob Murray Pat Neale Joe Paterno Dave Pfaff Gary Price Renee Relf Garrett Richter Jim Rideoutte Ann Rowe Walter Schacht Wayne Smith John Sorey Ron Stamarro Fred N. Thomas Jr. Peter Thomas Vicky Tracy Jack Tyman Lou Vlasho Sandy Waite Dave Weston Don York The following Civic & Political Leaders are endorsing Reg Buxton Endorsed by the following : To see the video of this endorsement at www.naplesnews. com/election UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Spirit of is alive and well in NaplesAfter the Japanese news agency, Domei, announced Japans unconditional surrender on Aug. 14, 1945, Emperor Hirohito addressed his people asking for full cooperation with Allied occupation forces under the new leadership of Gen. Douglas McArthur. As a coup attempt to take over the Imperial Palace to prevent surrender failed, across the Pacific, the success of a cease fire in Asia was announced from Washington followed by the news that automobile production would commence immediately. The formal ceremony of surrender occurred on Sept. 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay aboard the battleship USS Missouri. Japan honors this day as its war memorial day but its official name, adopted in 1982 by the Japanese government, is the day for mourning of war dead and praying for peace.V-J Day celebrationAt 7:03 EST more than two million people jammed into New Yorks Times Square waiting to hear President Harry Truman declaration that the war is over. The announcement that was met with numbness gave way to pent up relief, grief, joy and sadness culminating in an energetic flurry of organized chaos that was captured in one particular moment, the Times Square Kiss, which will forever live in the memories of those who endured this time in our history. Anyone who has seen the photo of me being kissed in Times Square knows where I was on the day World War II ended, nurse and kiss recipient Edith Shane said before she passed away on June 20, 2010. That was nearly 65 years ago, but I still remember how our whole country rejoiced at the news that there would be peace. Whether serving in uniform or supporting our boys on the home front, all of our lives were forever changed on that day. The people of our generation learned that we could overcome any challenge if we work together as a community. It is my hope to inspire a renewed spirit of service and national unity in America, especially among our youth.Keep the spirit aliveOn Jan. 13, 2010, the House Concurrent Resolution 226 was passed, establishing a first legislative step for a permanent national commemoration of Aug. 14 as the end of the Second World War. Keep the Spirit of Alive (www.spiritof45.org), led by national spokesperson Edith Shane, sought to achieve three key objectives: (1) Call on Congress to designate the second Sunday in every August a national day of remembrance to educate and inspire future generations of Americans; (2) Raise awareness by encouraging communities to hold commemorative events; and (3) Collect oral histories of those who experienced Aug. 14, 1945. Bernadette La Paglia, community liaison for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, set out two weeks ago to do her part to help Ms. Shane with her mission. Ms. Shanes work to keep alive the memory of this time in our history where Americans came together in a time of need is a noble effort, Ms. La Paglia says. When I learned of the project, I thought of my father, and like Ms. Shane, I thought we could overcome this short time challenge if we work together as a community.Naples spiritVITAS Innovative Hospice Care and Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Posting of the Colors ceremony from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Naples Memorial Gardens, followed by a breakfast at the Naples Hilton sponsored by Arthrex. Continuing the day of commemoration, Taps will be played at 7 p.m. across America, and at the Naples Pier with Naples musician and patriot Bill Papineau. Guests can stroll the historic district, which will be decorated with flags, after visiting Art Ullmanns Historic Aerial Exhibit at 1170 Third St. S. from 6-8 p.m. With the missions first two objectives under Ms. La Paglias belt, she called upon military historian Homer Helton, owner of Homer Heltons Antique and Military Mall, to help re-energize the WWII Living History project inspired by Peter Thomas and Dr. Franklyn Johnson, both veterans of World War II. Mr. Heltons mission, which he accepted, is to help collect the memories of Where Were You Aug. 24, 1945. Keep the Spirit of Alive is collaborative and intergenerational project designed to preserve forever an important part of our nations history and heritage. In a large part, its purpose is to rekindle the importance of coming together as a community through service to others, and creating a sense of national unity at a time when America, the world and Collier County needs it most. Whether you choose to Oo-Rah, Hooah or Hooyah, lets pledge to keep the spirit of alive. Semper fi. BY LOIS BOLINSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOPhoto by Alfred Eisenstaedt, taken on V-J Day, 1945 (Life magazine)
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We developed this program specifically for boys and girls in pre-K, kindergarten and first grade, said Bill Carufe, director. The whole idea is to make a childs first experience with sports a fun and engaging one, and a means to further develop their motor skills. The program is designed to help kids with hand-eye and hand-foot coordination, agility, spatial concept and balance. In addition, kids will learn about various sports, as well as the importance of good sportsmanship and a positive, competitive spirit. Coach Carufe is the former varsity boys basketball coach at Community School of Naples, where he compiled a 125-37 record. He was also an elementary physical education teacher for 14 years. He is an administrator for Sports CLUB. The registration fee is $95 per child and includes a T-shirt. Registration forms and fees can be mailed to: Sports Camp Inc., P.O. Box 111030, Naples, FL 34108. K6 Sports is a division of Sports Camp Inc., which is a nonprofit organization that provides after school and summer camp care for children. Its mission is to provide a safe and successful after school environment for children through physical and mental activities. Additional information is available by visiting online at www.k-6sports. com, by calling 290-3430, 821-7972 or by e-mail at K6Sports@gmail.com. Project Backpack coming Aug. 14 The new school year is set to start in just a couple of weeks, and that means area children need supplies. The Southwest Florida Project Backpack will be hosting a block party at six locations from Fort Myers and Immokalee to Naples. The block party is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The first 1,000 kids to arrive at each location will receive a free school backpack filled with the supplies they need to start the school year. Now in its third year, volunteers have more than 4,500 backpacks ready. Collier and south Lee locations are: Naples: YMCA Naples, 1515 Pine Ridge Road; Immokalee: RCMA Charter School, 123 N. 4th St.; Bonita Springs: Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41; and Estero: Three Oaks Middle School, 18500 Three Oaks Parkway. Along with their backpacks, kids can also have fun with free food from ChikFil-A, Planet Smoothie, games, entertainment and a bounce house courtesy of Naples Inflatables. SWFL Project Backpack is the combined effort of local churches and organizations. For more information or to donate, go to www.swflprojectbackpack.com or call Jay Richardson at 233-4601. NABOR collecting school suppliesThe Naples Area Board of Realtor is collecting school supplies from now through Sept. 24 to help the 1200plus students and families in Collier County identified as needing assistance. Supplies will be distributed throughout the school district of Collier County. Donations may be dropped off at the Naples Area Board of Realtors office at 1455 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. For more information, contact Karen Morgan at 377-0512. Health department gives reminder about childrens vaccinesWith the 2010-2011 school year fast approaching, health advisors remind parents and caregivers to make sure their school-aged childrens vaccines are up to date. The Collier County Health Department encourages parents and caregivers of children needing back-to-school immunizations to visit the health department or private provider as soon as possible to avoid extended waiting periods. The health department invites parents to use the resources on the Collier County Health Department website at http://www.collierhealthdept.org/ to find out which age-appropriate immunizations their children should have in order to enter school. Vaccines offered through the CCHD are free for schoolaged children and no appointments are needed when coming to one of the two at the health department locations. For more information, call 252-8595 or 252-2564. The Collier County Health Department offers immunizations at two locations: Naples: Building H, Room 156, at the Government Complex, 3301 East Tamiami Trail; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Immokalee: 419 North 1st Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the CCHD remind people to make sure their immunization records are up-to-date. Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines include: chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus. COURTESY PHOTO
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My fellow voters, Take a good look at the ethics of the County Commission candidates before you vote in the upcoming Primary Election. 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 for the project that had no security for our tax dollars. Fosters law rm carried out all project legal work after he cleverly resigned to run for commissioner in 2006. Foster professes that he favors auditing by the Clerk of Courts, yet his law rm has fought the clerks 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. Gina Downs says shes working for you but she obtained $7,436 in campaign contributions from Marco Islands gated Hideaway Beach Club, just before her mentor, incumbent Frank Halas voted on 3/23/10 to award Hideaway a $1.6 million project. Fred Coyle also reaped his share of contributions from Hideaway Beach residents (over $10,000) in return for the same vote. Do you want these characters making decisions for Collier County? Beware of glib tongues and wolves in sheeps clothing. Do your homework: research these topics, and please do not make the mistake of voting for Downs or Foster.u bReferences:Hideaway Beach Naples Daily News article, Though they cant vote for her, Islanders support Gina Downs campaign, 3/10/10 Supervisor of Elections, Candidate Financial Reports Board of County Commissioners, Meeting Minutes, 3/23/10 Cirrus Pointe Naples Daily News, Brent Batten article Brock, county still clash over independent audits, 5/14/10. 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 Downs
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Pedestals made of wood or ceramics were put in halls and in corners of living rooms and dining rooms. Live plants, especially ferns, were popular. Pedestals were often colorful and covered with decorations. Art pottery companies like Roseville and Rookwood made pedestals in their early years. The majolica potteries of England and Germany made elaborate pedestals with 3D decorations of animals and birds. A few furniture firms made wooden pedestals. One of the most famous 19thcentury decorating firms in New York City was Herter Brothers. It made furniture for the rich and famous, including President Ulysses S. Grant (for the White House) and William Vanderbilt. Herter furniture was made in a variety of styles, from Victorian to Japonisme. Today Victorian pedestals are difficult to find but sell for moderate prices. Pedestals by well-known makers, however, bring high prices. A Herter Brothers pedestal sold this year for $5,500. Q: How do you spot a Shawnee Corn King fake? I recently purchased three Shawnee Corn King dishes at an antiques mall. When I got home, I noticed that the items did not have USA stamped with the Shawnee logo on the bottom like the rest of my collection. Are these fakes? Did all original Shawnee Corn King dishes have the USA stamp? A: The dishes you just bought are probably reproductions. Corn King pieces with bases too small to fit the words Shawnee and USA are marked simply USA or are not marked at all. Compare the style of the logo on the dishes you just bought with the style on your other pieces. And compare the quality of the pottery and the way the corn rows align. Reproductions tend not to be as heavy or well made as originals, and some have the corn rows on top of each other rather than staggered, as they are on originals. Shawnee Pottery was in business in Zanesville, Ohio, from 1937 to 1961. A Georgia wholesaler now owns rights to the Shawnee trademark and has been selling reproductions marked Shawnee (without USA) for a few years. Other copies, not marked at all, have been around for decades. Q: After my father died, I went through his top dresser drawer and found an odd-looking 2-inch metal fastener marked Washburne Patd Mar 27-94, Feb 4-96. Theres a small clip at each end of the fastener that can be opened and locked closed. One clip is mounted perpendicular to the shank and the other is horizontal. What in the world was it used for? And would anyone be interested in buying it?A: Your fastener is a Washburne Bull-Dog Grip cuff holder invented by James V. Washburne of Morrison, Ill. Washburne was a prolific inventor of clips, clasps and fasteners for clothing, key chains and paper. They were all marketed as Washburne Fasteners. The cuff holder was meant to hold a loose shirt cuff tight, with one end of the clip holding the top of the cuff in place and the other end attached to the sleeve-opening above the cuff. We have seen Washburne cuff holders offered online as a means to cheat at cards apparently you can hide an ace up your sleeve using one end of the clip. That was not their intended use, at least according to the U.S. Patent Office. A pair of Washburne cuff holders might sell online for $15-$20.Q: I own a single small shoe that was one of a pair that belonged to a Chinese woman with bound feet. I also have the documentation that accompanied the shoe when it was given to a U.S. Navy officer in 1920. The shoe has a curved wooden base thats covered with handstitched needlework. What could the shoe be worth today? A: The Han Chinese tradition of binding womens feet lasted about 1,000 years, ending only early in the 20th century. Pedestals a cornerstone of Victorian dcorKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL email@example.com Women whose feet were bound needed special shoes, and today those shoes, especially if theyre hand-embroidered, are valuable. They normally sell as pairs, however, so a single shoe probably would sell for less than half the price of a pair. Pairs can sell for $500 or more, depending on age, style and condition. If you no longer want the shoe and are having a hard time selling it, consider donating it to a Chinese-American museum. Tip: If a furniture piece is loose or falls off, put it in a plastic bag, label it and save it in an obvious place so you dont lose it before you can make the repair. It may be possible to tape the piece to the bottom of a chair, for instance, or the inside of a drawer. 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING It was a decade ago that the NCH Board of Trustees ratified the three goals that still guide our institution 10 years later: demonstrated quality; operational efficiency; and fiscal responsibility. As we look back along the time line, we can document our journey in improvement on each of these yardsticks. We won our first quality award ever in 2004 for excellence in cardiology. Over the subsequent years, we have earned more than 90 awards, most based on the publicly reported data shared by 5,000 U.S. hospitals. Four years ago, we formed a Quality Committee of the Board, now chaired by Dr. John Lewis. Dr. Paul Dernbach, medical staff president, has made quality a centerpiece as our journey continues. In medicine, there is an expression, You are only as good as your last patient. That applies to all of us at NCH. We dont have the luxury of relying on past performance. We must constantly improve the quality of the care we deliver to our patients. To help track that care, there are more than 20 different hospital rating services with more than 3,000 measurements. Clearly, no single service is foolproof. Health care is in flux and in the midst of a great digital revolution. This suggests a lack of precision and accuracy from rating agencies, which leads to some confusion and lack of confidence in some data produced. Nonetheless, it is imperative that we select a few measurement organizations to help track our progress. The three agencies on which we focus are www.Hospitalcompare. hhs.gov, www.HealthGrades.com and www.ThomsonReuters.com. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but in combination, all help NCH focus on improved quality and patient satisfaction, while providing transparency for others to judge our performance. Hospital Compare helps us assess our performance relative to state and national benchmarks for patient satisfaction and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid core measures. This service doesnt address physicians. HealthGrades is the easiest for a patient to navigate and understand. This service provides ratings and profiles of 5,000 hospitals, 16,000 nursing homes and 750,000 physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals. Thomson Reuters provides the most comprehensive balanced scorecard for improvement, by using 10 metrics covering quality, financial health and patient satisfaction. Weve recently reviewed where we stand relative to the top 20 large community hospitals on six Thomson Reuters measures mortality, complications, patient safety, Medicare and Medicaid core measures, 30-day mortality, and 30-day readmission rate. We are better than the top 20 in two measures, close in two others, and need to improve on the other two parameters. In terms of financial metrics, we do well on length of stay and have room to improve relative to expenses. The final Thomson Reuters measure is patient satisfaction, where we are about 11 percent below the top 20. As you know, patient satisfaction has become a priority focus at NCH as board Vice Chair Mariann MacDonald leads the effort. The journey to improve that we began a decade ago continues today. We have made significant and gratifying progress over these last 10 years. And with your best efforts, we will continue to improve our performance for many, many more years. My sincere thanks for all that you do for our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Goals are still quality, ef ciency, scal responsibilitySTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org Joyful Yoga offers meditation courseJoyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa is holding an Intro into Meditation course from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8. Participants work on guided relaxation techniques to calm the nervous system, as well as breathing and mantra practices to help cultivate a steady mind. Each week also includes basic postures to open hips and legs to develop a proper sitting posture, and a 15-minute meditation. Weekly attendance is recommended, as each session builds on the next. Joyful Yoga is at 24821 S. Tamiami Trail, Suites 1 and 2, Bonita Springs. For more information, visit call 947-9845 or visit www. joyfulyoga.com. Free health seminarPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents a free seminar about advances in shoulder surgery beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 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. To register, visit www.physiciansregional.net/events. Shapedown classes designed for obese children, teensA 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. Classes combine 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 455-2655 or e-mail email@example.com. Where busy CEOs and VIPs go for a clean bill of healthPaul Hobaica, M.D. understands how challenging it can be to find time for wellness. He is the medical director of S.W.A.T. Academy of Fitness and is the founder and medical director of the First Health program, designed and tailored to streamline and upgrade the medical process for firefighters, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and other first responders. Dr. Hobaica also serves as the local medical director for both the PGA and Champions Tour events when they come to town. Even as a medical doctor, Dr. Hobaicas schedule doesnt allow much time for check-ups. Maybe thats why hes good at helping other community leaders stay in good health. Dr. Hobaica runs the Physicians Regional Executive Health Program, which caters to busy professionals and retirees committed to maintaining excellent health. In executive physicals, patients undergo comprehensive health examinations in a package tailored to meet their needs. At Physicians Regional, patients typically spend one day on campus where they participate in an extensive exam that is designed to target, reduce and remove health risks. Executives can get busy and medical care can be inefficient in the sense of the time it takes to complete an extensive physical, so we try to make these very efficient as we look for disease processes that may not be picked up under traditional standard medical practice management, says Dr. Hobaica For example, when a patient goes in for a regular exam in his doctors office, its unlikely that doctor will put him on a treadmill. In an executive physical, we want to put that patient on a stress test and also conduct tests like a colonoscopy you give us your eight hours and youre good for the year, said Dr. Hobaica. Its been proven that when you keep people fit and healthier through fitness, weight management and preventative medical care, the majority of these patients will be able to more effectively do their jobs, he said. For executive health patients, multiple specialists and services are all scheduled in a one-day time frame that allows for same day results, explanations and suggestions on optimal health. An executive health physical can take about four to seven hours. To ensure that they see all of the specialists they are scheduled to visit, someone usually escorts patients to each service. Executive health programs are nothing new. The renowned Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., has had an executive health program since 1978. The local Physicians Regional Executive Health Program is not unlike the MUSC program. Each executive health patient receives a comprehensive adult diagnostic and preventive health evaluation and all services rendered utilize state-of-the-art equipment and testing procedures. They can include but are not limited to: Pulmonary Function Test Hearing Test Dietary Assessment with Body Fat Percentage Analysis Stress Echo Comprehensive Eye Exam with Glaucoma Testing Dermatology Body Check Chest X-Ray Complete Blood Chemistry and Urinalysis Mammogram Bone Density Optional services may also include: Total Body Scan Colonoscopy or Virtual Colonoscopy Carotid and Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound Travel Medicine and Immunizations Consultation with the Center for Aesthetic Surgery Executive physicals may sound swanky, but as health benefits dwindle and medical costs rise, preventative medicine like executive physicals is fast becoming a financial priority in peoples yearly budgets. Why doesnt everyone get executive physicals? Because executive health physicals are preventive, highly specialized examinations, most insurance companies dont provide coverage. That makes executive physicals cost prohibitive to most patients. An executive health physical can range from $2,000 to $4,000 depending upon services the patient chooses. The Physicians Regional executive health physicals take place at the Pine Ridge location. The program is billed as a fee-for-service and therefore patients must pay for the physical at their appointment. Interested patients can schedule an appointment by calling Kelly LaFata in the Executive Health Management Program Department at 348-4052. Executive Health: BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly HOBAICA
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 NEWS A21 Anton E. Coleman, M.D. Behavioral NeurologistBoard Certi ed APPOINTMENTS mammograms, cholesterol, blood-sugar, thyroid function, heart disease by 50,Why not your MEMORY ? words or disorientation, could be the cause of a serious illness change your mind... Before your mind changes YOU !RETAIN YOUR MINDFULNESS, PREVENTION IS THE KEYIf you are OK with screening Cognitive & Behavioral NeurologyScreening for years is a must Screening for years is smart Screening for over 50 years is PREVENTION >>What: Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) >>Other names: common iguana, bamboo chicken, chicken of the tree >>Life span: to 20 years >>Length: 3.5.5 feet >>Weight: 10-20 pounds >>Found: Scattered populations around Southwest Florida, mostly near the coastline in the know The current green iguana population on Sanibel and Captiva islands is a direct result of the release of this large Central and South American reptile by pet owners who no longer want the animal. After time, due in part to its long life span, the released reptiles find each other and propagate. Because of its size and ability to adapt to the climate and vegetation of the islands, a species like the green iguana can quickly get out of control. This same story has been replayed in numerous locations throughout Southwest Florida. On Gasparilla Island, approximately 25 miles north of Sanibel, the equally invasive and far more damaging spiny-tailed iguana has become a major concern to both environmentalists and residents. Unlike the green iguana of Sanibel and Captiva, which is an herbivore, the spiny-tailed iguana is an omnivore that eats native vegetation as well as local birds, marsh rabbits, green anoles, young gopher tortoises and snakes. Since 2006, Lee County has spent an average of $100,000 attempting to eradicate this invasive species from Gasparilla. To date, nearly 10,000 spiny-tailed iguanas have been caught and euthanized, mostly from the northern end of the island. The sheer numbers of these lizards, coupled with their high fecundity, make their removal a daunting and expensive task. Echoing this program, the city of Sanibel has undertaken a green iguana eradication program on the islands. To date it has captured and euthanized more than 750 iguanas at a cost in excess of $50,000. Although nowhere near as devastating to wildlife as the spiny-tailed iguana, this huge lizard destroys ornamental vegetation, eating shrubs, orchids, fruits, mangoes, berries and tomatoes. It also digs nesting burrows that can undermine sidewalks, seawalls and foundations. It often leaves droppings in private swimming pools and is known to harbor salmonella bacteria. The green iguanas high reproductive rate makes its eradication difficult. A single clutch can contain as many as 65 eggs. With the destruction of so many of the islands alligators after the death of an island resident in 2004, the green iguana has no natural predators other than bobcats to keep its population in check. Although South Florida represents the northernmost part of its range, the iguana appears to be undergoing a process of natural selection. The more cold-tolerant members of the species are surviving, while the others die off during the winter. Eventually, the cold-resistant iguanas will continue to move northward, possibly as far as central Florida. Thus far, it has not been able to survive a hard freeze. In Central and South America, many people eat the green iguana. The level of harvest in some areas has become so severe that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is considering listing it as an endangered species. It is said to taste like chicken, especially when fried; hence, the nickname chicken of the tree.Recent changes in the pet import laws, including special permit requirements and the insertion of electronic chips for tracing the ownership of these animals, are expected to curtail future outbreaks of green iguana and other invasive imports. The Burmese pythons flourishing in the Everglades are another example of what happens when unwanted pets are intentionally released by their former owners. Even the most harmless of creatures, such as goldfish, can have unforeseen and sometimes devastating consequences to an environment unable to naturally control their populations. While releasing your unwanted pet might seem like the best thing to do for it in the short term, relieving you of the guilt associated with euthanizing it, in the long term you may be adversely harming the local ecosystems for decades to come. Charles Sobczak is a Sanibel-based writer. His newest book, The Living Gulf Coast, is due out this winter.Green iguanas are a fruitful, fast-moving invasiveTHE LIVING GULF COAST JOHN R. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO The green iguana is a pest in Southwest Florida. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes 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. >> Polly Ann is a 2-year-old spayed female Labrador retriever. She is a lovely girl who weighs about 60 pounds. She is ready for her forever family. >> Grouper is a 2-year-old neutered male border collie mix. He weighs about 20 pounds and is a very happy little guy. He would be great in an active home with children. >> Peter is a 3-year-old neutered male Brussels griffon/terrier mix. He weighs about 12 pounds and has beautiful eyes. He is housetrained, very well mannered, and likes other dogs.>> Maxx is a 2-year-old neutered male purebred cattle dog. He is a nice dog and would be great for an active family. Pet lovers win a few battles, but ticks winning the wardidnt know I needed to study deer, Dr. Dryden said at the American Veterinary Medical Associations recent convention in Atlanta. But where there are deer, there are ticks. When I was growing up, we used to stop and stare in amazement when we saw a deer. Now, you only stop if you hit one. The explosion of deer populations means that ticks are everywhere and in mild climates, theyre a year-round problem thats not getting better and and likely wont. Aggressive hunting and deforestation had decimated deer and turkey populations by the beginning of the last century, said Dr. Dryden, noting that the deer populations of the United States and Canada fell below 300,000 before legislation banned the mass slaughter of game animals and the U.S. alone is now approaching 28 million deer. Add increases in the number of deer and wild turkey perfect hosts for juvenile ticks, noted Dr. Dryden to the successful efforts to regrow forests, as well as a mobile human population that loves to be where the wild things are, and, well, the good news for ticks just keeps coming. Its a numbers game, said Dr. Dryden, who said the problem widely thought to be resistance to tick-control products is really a matter of those products being overwhelmed. In some areas, a dog can pick up one tick per minute on a simple walk, and if a spot-on product eliminates all but a couple of them, the dogs owner will consider it a failure. Tick control isnt like flea control, he said. People want to have ticks eliminated and repelled, and thats just not possible. Still, he says, some products seem to do better in different regions against different tick populations, making it worthwhile to ask your veterinarian which product works best in your area. For the ticks that remain and there will always be ticks, ticks and more ticks picking them off with tweezers or a tick-removal tool immediately after a walk remains the best defense against the parasites. On your property, keep grasses cut low, leaf piles cleaned up and spray under shrubs and along the fence lines, where ticks are waiting for you and your pets. That, or avoid the areas where ticks are heaviest from spring through fall. Sometimes, the only thing I can advise is that you cant take your dog where youve been taking your dog, said Dr. Dryden. Spot a flea or two on your dog or cat, and the reaction is likely to be a slight shudder and a mental note to check the calendar to see if its time for the monthly application of a few magic drops between the shoulder blades. But spot a tick or two on your pet, and the reaction is more likely to be a string of swear words, or even a scream. Theres something about those nasty eight-legged pests that evokes a visceral reaction and does more than trigger a desire for parasite control: The sight of a tick, says internationally known flea and tick expert Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University, makes pet owners dream of a nuclear option able to annihilate the blood-sucking pests in as complete and painful a way as possible. And if possible, by yesterday. Says Dr. Dryden, affectionately known as Dr. Flea in veterinary and academic circles, dont hold your breath. Thats because the range and numbers of North Americas tick species about a dozen of them just keep growing, along with the populations of deer and wild turkey that serve as their primary targets. When I started studying ticks, I PET TALES Tick talk Walking through a wilderness area almost certainly means picking up ticks.BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Uclick
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In this economy of 9.5 percent nationwide unemployment, good employment numbers simply means that employment is increasing and unemployment is decreasing. No fireworks. No hallelujah chorus. No rabbit expected (or projected) to pop out of a hat. No, just momentum in the right direction is considered good news. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last Friday, weekly jobless claims rose for the prior week and Junes monthly unemployment was revised significantly downward. True, for July, the percentage of unemployed did not worsen; it remained the same at 9.5 percent or 14.6 million unemployed. (For perspective, unemployment hit 9.5 percent in June of 2009 and peaked at 10.1 percent in October of 2009. Since the October peak, unemployment has been decreasing until this current stall.) A few more stats to put the picture in perspective. Of the unemployed, about 45 percent are long-term unemployed, having not worked in more than 27 weeks. Also, there are now 1.2 million discouraged former workers they have stopped in their attempts to find work and they are no longer counted as unemployed. And the involuntary part-time worker count has been falling, these people want more than part-time work but cant get it. Non-farm employment for July was down from the prior month by 131,000 and most of it was a census worker no longer on payroll. The last strong hiring month was May 2010 with a gain of 433,000 workers. Can these reported numbers be revised? Yes, and dramatically. June non-farm employment was first reported as a loss of 125,000 workers but as of Aug. 6, the June number was revised downward to a loss of 221,000 workers. That is a very big downward revision.All of these employment/unemployment reports on Friday, Aug. 6, came on the heels of prior weeks report of second quarter GDP that came in at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent. This sounds okay, but consider some other facts. A rule of thumb is that it takes 2.5 percent annualized GDP growth to get movement in reducing unemployment. Consider too that J.P. Morgan expects this GDP number to be revised downward in future months to 1.7 percent. The markets are seeing flat-lined GDP growth and flat-lined unemployment. Thats a best-case scenario, at worst, they are thinking the numbers will get subsequent revisions downward and/or the following months will not be flat rather they will have worsened. The markets want a sense that all the U.S. government debt that was incurred to jumpstart the economy actually did so; that the jumpstart had a multiplier effect and that it was not simply a dollar-for-dollar exchange.Beyond a concern that debt is being incurred for a stimulus program that didnt work too well, the capital markets are concerned that a second round of stimulus might ultimately get legislative approval. The further thinking is that a second jumpstart will have the same little, if any, growth effect for the economy.Government stimulus worked well in past recessions; by this stage of recovery, the annualized growth in GDP was 6-8 percent not 2.4 percent. This begs the question: Why is this recovery so anemic? A wide variety of experts offer a wide variety of answers. One answer is that the nature of the recent government spending was not particularly wise. as in job training for non-existent jobs, as in census workers hired for a few months, as in cash for clunkers, etc. Very little was devoted to infrastructure or capital projects. Another reason given for the lack of multiplier effect from the government spending relates to the degree of leverage already in the U.S. economy (estimated at more than 325 percent of GDP if debt from government, banks, private non-financial and the consumer is added all together.) In a greatly leveraged economy such as ours, it is thought that every dollar of government expenditure financed by debt has a decreasing level of effectiveness in a society already burdened by very high levels of indebtedness. The bottom line is this: There will be no recovery from the Great Recession as long as there is high unemployment. At best, the employment picture shows no momentum, many of the government stimulus programs have ended, and private sector job growth is down from March and April. So, in your planning for your business, you might want to consider the possibility that the malaise might continue for a much longer time and/or that it very possibly could worsen. 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. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, July 2008-July 2010
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 ON THE MOVE The Board of County Commissioners has named Martin Haas to the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. The board oversees and coordinates major initiatives that include Welfare Transition, One-Stop Career Centers and the Youth Council and also oversees and administers the Workforce Investment Act. Mr. Haas is president and owner of Entech Computer Services, a full-service consulting firm that is celebrating its 13-year anniversary in Southwest Florida. The David Lawrence Foundation announces the appointment of three members to its board of trustees. Michael Benson is CEO and chartered financial consultant for Insurance Management Consultants. Mr. Benson has more than 34 years of experience in the wealth transfer marketplace and has established several firms to serve the needs of ultra-affluent families and their advisors. His current company manages more than $3 billion of in-force life insurance for 250 clients. Thomas Dieters is vice president of charitable services for Comerica Bank in Naples and Fort Lauderdale. He has extensive education in nonprofit management and employment relations and psychology, including a doctor of education from Nova Southeastern University; a masters degree from the University of Miami; and a bachelors degree from Michigan State University. Christine Galliford Williamson resides seasonally in Naples and is the owner of JCD Properties LLC, an asset management firm in Virginia Beach, Va. Prior to establishing that business, she was president of Dome Ceilings of Virginia. She earned her bachelors degree from the Randolph-Macon Womans College in Lynchburg, Va., and is a recent graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership Program. The Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwest Florida announces the installation of the following officers for the 2010-2011 year: President, Erica Lolli, Stock Financial; president-elect, Nancy Automotive Clarke Blacker has been named marketing director of Naples Motorsports Inc. Mr. Blacker brings more than 35 years of graphics, printing and web design experience to the exotic car dealership. He is responsible for the recent complete redesign of its website, www. naplesmotorsports.com, and is active with the breakfast club that meets on the first Saturday of each month. Nicki Purvis has joined Naples Motorsports Inc. as controller and office manager. Ms. Purvis brings more than 15 years experience in the automotive industry. She is responsible for all financial and legal title transactions. Board Appointments The American Heart Association announces its 2010-2011 Southwest Florida Chairmans Board: Gail Abraham, Lee County Health Department; Connie Byrne, Arthrex; Kaci Carter, Regions Bank; Shelly Church, Raymond James (Church & Sawin); Sally Jackson, Lee Memorial Health System; Geoff Moebius, Physicians Regional Healthcare System; Dr. Chris Papadopoulos, retired cardiologist; Dr. Robert Pascotto, cardiac surgeon; Gary Pickle, Brown & Brown Benefits; Lou Pontius, community volunteer; Robbie Roepstorff, Edison National Bank; Sonya Sawyer, Home-Tech; Sandra Silverglide, Stilwell Enterprises; and DeAnna Scott, Chicos. clubs with their 1.2 million members in 200 countries, encouraging them to focus on projects addressing humanitarian needs around the world. A resident of Naples since 1981, Mr. Smarge is president of Ray the Mover, the local North American Van Lines agency. A Rotarian since 1982, he has served Rotary International as president of The Rotary Club of Naples and as district governor for the 52 clubs in Southwest Florida. In addition to his Rotary involvement, he has served on the Board of the YMCA, Shelter for Abused Women & Children and The Boy Scouts of America. Construction Gail Hamilton has joined GATES as a project coordinator performing a broad range of duties: meeting organization, information and data processing, permitting, mail, printing and reproduction, records management, telecommunications management, field supplies, recycling and disposal. With more than 16 years experience in a variety of construction administrative positions, Ms. Hamilton is familiar with submittals, drawings, contracts, purchase order processes and direct material purchase procedures. She has also worked closely with superintendents and assists them in jobsite set-up, subcontractor meeting management and safety meetings. Financial Donald Scott has joined Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as a financial consultant. He will work directly with Thomas Moran and Robert Edwards, managing directorsinvestments, of Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, consulting with clients about their portfolios. A resident of Naples for 30 years, Mr. Scott has been responsible for the management of more than $250 million of his clients assets at both McDonald Securities and Paine Webber. Following eight years as a pilot in the USAF and with Pan American, he began his investment career in 1971 in Connecticut with Eastman Dillon and moved to Naples in 1980. Merzweiler, Bank of America; secretary, Delphine Couchman, Noble Title & Trust; and treasurer, Ed Erickson from Fifth Third Bank. Governors are: Mary Harper, Royal Palm Bank; Jay Civetti, Stock Financial; and Barbara Haman, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Governor: Ray Faubion, BB&T/ Oswald Trippe & Company, immediate past president. MBASWF is the local chapter of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. Established in 1952, the originations members adhere to a canon of ethics that calls for the use of sound and ethical business practices within the mortgage banking industry. Chambers of Commerce Cotrenia Hood had joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as an account executive responsible for membership development, product sales and member ribbon cuttings. She will also serve as the staff liaison for the chambers marketing committee. A native of Louisiana, Ms. Hood served as membership director for the St. Tammany Parish Chamber of Commerce in Covington, La., serving as liaison to the business community, local government and media. She is a graduate of Southeastern University in Hammond, La. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Looking to Shop for the Latest Trends in Home Improvement and Interior Furnishings?Florida Weekly showcases these products and services in our monthly HomeScapes magazine. Luxus Frameless Shower Door Speci ali stsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S APRIL 2010 MAY 2010Lami nate & Real Wood Floori ng Speci ali stsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S WRIGHT FLOORING INC. Look for HomeScapes inside this Edition Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Other pet sitting operations, including Nancys V.I.P. Services in Port Charlotte, are owner-operated. The busiest times are summers and holidays, said Nancy LeClair, who has run V.I.P. (Very Important Pets) since 2000. A lot of times Ill stay at their home when theyre on vacation. Very broadly, prices for pet sitting range from $15 to $30 per visit, depending on the number of animals or the time spent at a location. Most sitters include additional charges for administering medications or other special requests. Many include other services like bringing in the mail and the paper, or flipping the lights on and off when youre not home to foil would-be thieves. Animal magnetismA fondness for animals is, of course, a must for pet sitters. Even though she is a former paramedic and addiction counselor, four-legged creatures have an easier time winning Ms. LeClairs sympathies than people. I can deal with human suffering a lot better than I can with animal suffering, she said. But even Ms. LeClair has her limits. One dog named Jazzy, who put the terror back in Boston terrier, sticks out in her memory. This little dog, oh, the damage this dog could do, she said. Everything, when I walked in the door of this apartment, was just torn apart: furniture, carpet, walls. Id walk in the door and the stuffing from the chair would just go flying and old Jazzy was just the happiest thing. She laughs. It makes me think of the dog version of Garfield. Pet owners can be just as unwieldy at times. Twice in her 10-year career as a pet sitter, Animal Sitters Ms. Lane has arrived at a house and found the home owner back early from a trip and passedout drunk. The second instance was a man who looked unconscious in his car, which was parked in an open garage. I thought he was dead, she said. I was freaked out by this. After checking his pulse, she went ahead and walked his dogs and then woke him up when she got back, surmising hed had one too many cold ones at the golf course. Maybe the biggest anxiety a pet sitter can face is the escape of a clients animal. Ms. Lane and her staff keep pictures of their pet customers just in case. It horrifies us, she said. Its having to call that customer and go your dogs are not here and we dont know where theyre at. The recession has meant lost business for pet sitters, as some clients moved out of town or to smaller houses or rentals where pets arent allowed. Even so, Ms. Lane said business has been consistent, with Animal Sitters taking in slightly more than $100,000 in sales for each of the last three or four years. But, she adds, Its more of a struggle this last year, this last couple of years. (Clients) call and get prices, but they mostly end up asking the neighbor or the kid next door or the grandmother (to pet sit). Another trend pet sitters like Ms. LeClair and Ms. Lane have noticed: a surge in new competitors as people who lost income because of the recession began to look for new careers or ways to earn money. Theres a lot and I mean a lot of animal sitting services popping up, Ms. Lane said. In case you were wondering if any male pet sitters pop up in this story, they dont. No doubt there are some great ones out there, but theyre uncommon said Ms. Lane, who refers to her team of sitters as my girls. In her experience, men tend to make animals more nervous, and clients are more comfortable with a woman coming to their home when theyre gone than a man. Its very rare that a man makes it in this business, she said. And its mainly getting past the people. The people dont like a man in their house. Cathy Cottrill, a copy editor for Florida Weekly, has been a pet sitter for 30 years, and has worked part-time for Animal Sitters for 2 years. One of her most memorable experiences was a wicked bite by a marmoset on Thanksgiving Day 1980. She was lucky to find a doctor to give her a tetanus shot on a holiday. For three months last summer, she took care of a 5-acre farm whose inhabitants included ducks, chickens, koi fish and tame fox squirrels who ate peanut butter crackers out of her hand. If you love animals, its a good gig, she said.New to the businessBritta Hanson studied biology as an undergraduate student and later completed a masters program at the University of Georgia, focusing on wildlifedisease related research. But finding herself out of work in her chosen field, she started McGregor Pet Care in February 2009, serving the Fort Myers area. I tried to find something I would like to do and would give me a little bit of income, said Ms. Hanson, who lives near downtown Fort Myers with her husband. Pet sitting hasnt given her a chance to use what she learned in textbooks. But her experience with many types of animals, from the pets of her youth to more exotic breeds that she encountered during work at nature centers, is a benefit. You learn when an animal is ill or distressed, she said. Its kind of a universal language. As a first-time business owner, its been a challenge. The business aspect is somewhat frustrating at times, but the actual pet sitting is fun, she said. I have some (clients) that until now they havent been able to leave their dogs at home. Thats sort of rewarding, knowing Im able to work with these aggressive dogs or very shy dogs. She plans to continue the work. Im not filthy rich yet, she laughs. You certainly dont get into it for the money because its a lot of hours, and odd hours. SITTERSFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYWhile their owners are gone, Boston terriers rough up a favorite toy with pet sitter Penny Lane. I tried to nd something I would like to do and would give me a little bit of income. Britta Hanson, pet sitter
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www.napleschamber.org.Lets Make A Deal, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2010 Trade Show, takes place from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Edison State College Naples Campus. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. The Collier County Bar Association holds its general membership luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Troy Lovell from the Florida Bar Association will discuss ethics and malpractice. For more information, visit www.colliercountybar.org.The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerces Wake Up Naples, sponsored by the Naples International Film Festival, starts at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Collier County Manager Leo Ochs will present The State of the County. Cost is $20 members/$25 non-members. Register at www.napleschamber.org.The Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising Professionals of Collier County holds its next meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at McCormick & Schmicks. Author Donna Daisy will discuss How to Increase Your Health and Wealth by Increasing Your Happiness. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will induct the new board of directors. Cost is $25/members, $30/non-members. Register at www.pracc.org or call 436-2105.The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter, presents Tips For Effective and Efficient Print Documents at its next meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Hilton Naples. Speakers will be Tim Philbrook, owner of Print and Copy Center, and Blase Ciabaton, vice president of sales and marketing at Naples PrintSource. Cost is $24/PRSA members, $29/non-members and $15/ students. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 BUSINESS B7 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.NETWORKING BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS1. All aboard the Naples Trolley 2. Venetian Village bayfront 3. Naples Botanical Garden 4. Back row: Diane Gordon, Joanna Todisco, Margi Adams, Nancy Kerns, Emma Andrews and Jill Wilson. Front row: Joann Kleinheinz, Cathy Mendygraw, Martha Ross, Donna Niemczyk, Dorothy Landwaard, Joy Morrison, Gail Gates, Loraine Kudelski, Pat Hagedorn and Marilyn Honahan. 5. Left, front to back: Margi Adams, Myriam Brown, Diane Gordon and Nancy Kerns. Right, front to back: Marilyn Honahan, Joanna Todisco, Jill Wilson and Emma Andrews. 6. Left, front to back: Martha Ross, Dorothy Landwaard, Donna Niemczyk and Gail Gates. Right, front to back: Cathy Mendygraw, Joy Morrison, Pat Hagedorn and Kathy Caruso. 7. Myriam Brown and Shannon PalmerVolunteers from Marco, Immokalee, Everglades City and Big Cypress tour NaplesA field trip for Chamber of Commerce visitor center workers 1 5 6 7 4 23
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.NETWORKING Naples Motorsports hosts client appreciation breakfast NICOLE MASSE / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Linda and Bob Erbstein 2. Todd and Erica Rosenthal 3. Nick Purvis, Steve Ciskie and Rob Oteri 4. Rodney Lavoie and Shawn Cowan 5. Torsten Kruse, Wally Klee and Robert Upson 6. Taylor Wells 7. Rob Oteri and Robert Wright 8. Beatreis Heimandway and Bradley Engle 9. Paul Stevens 10. The showroom at Naples Motorsports7 1 7 2 3 4 91 0 5 6 8
S REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9High-end luxury homes sales on the riseat Miromar Lakes Lennar records 100th home sale at Bella Terra Lennar has sold 100 new homes since December at Bella Terra, the country club community three miles east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road in Estero. Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennars Southwest Florida division, reports the company recently introduced eight new floor plans at Bella Terra priced from the $160,000s to more than $500,000. Sales have been strong all year, he says, adding, The Bella Terra community amenities dramatically increase the value of the Bella Terra lifestyle, and home buyers see this immediately. New single-family homes and twin villas at Bella Terra range in size from 1,400 square feet of living space to more than 3,800 square feet. The communitys 7,000-square-foot clubhouse has a fitness center, meeting room, clubroom with kitchen, childrens play area, game room, on-site management office and a pool with waterfall and spa. Community amenities also include basketball, tennis, volleyball and bocce ball courts, walking trails, ball fields and an in-line skating rink. For more information about Bella Terra, call 243-8699 or visit www.Lennar.com. Heatherwood set to renovate Savoy condosHeatherwood Construction has won the contract for interior renovations of the elevator lobbies at the Savoy Condominium on Gulfshore Boulevard. Scott Whiteleather is the senior project manager, and David Lister is the job superintendent. Don Stevenson Design Inc. provided architectural design services. Based in Bonita Springs, Heatherwood Construction Company is a full-service commercial general contractor serving Southwest Florida since 1980. The company provides complete construction turnkey services to clients from Marco Island to Sarasota including site search and selection, feasibility analysis, site development, value engineering, vertical construction, LEED certification and more. For more information, call 949-6855 or visit www.HeatherwoodConstruction. com. Southwest Floridas housing market is seeing a substantial rebound in the high-end real estate market. Closings on luxury homes sold at $1 million or more have increased by 50 percent in Lee and Collier counties in the first seven months of this year, according to Sunshine multiple listing service. We are experiencing a significant increase in demand for the high-end quality homes at Miromar Lakes, says Victor Spina, director of sales for the luxury community. Our number of home sales over $1 million has more than tripled over last year. This includes homes in the $2 million and $3 million range. The high-end exclusive home inventory has been drastically reduced in our community. Buyers in this price range are once again actively looking for the right combination of quality, amenities and lifestyle. The trend is not exclusive to Southwest Florida, according to the National Association of Realtors. Were seeing a revival in the high-end housing market. It was depressed, particularly last year, but its really improved. Theres much greater sales activity on upper end homes now, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the NAR. Moving the high-end homes is benefiting sellers as well, who have less competition. Mr. Spina says his sales associates have recently been in the enviable position of having multiple buyers interested in one home. We have some spectacular homes and home sites available for sale, but fewer than we have seen in recent years, and they are selling faster, he says. Miromar Lakes is featuring two waterfront grand estate homes currently available: A four-bedroom, four-bath, four-car garage home in Sorrento at Miromar Lakes includes a wine room, his and hers offices, a game room and an uncovered infinity edge pool with exquisite lake views. The 6,100-squarefoot residence is being offered at $3,195,000. A four-bedroom, four bath home with expansive lake views features a private boat dock and elaborate outdoor waterfront entertaining area. The nearly 7,000-square-foot residence in the Isola Bella neighborhood has been a featured property in various publications, including Home & Design magazine. It is offered fully furnished at $3,295,000.Kraft Construction at work on Plant City courthouse SEE MIROMAR, B17 COURTESY PHOTOThis home in the Isola Bella neighborhood is offered at $3,295,000. BRIEFSREAL ESTATE Kraft Constructions central Florida team has begun construction on the new courthouse in Plant City. Senior project manager is Bart Amey; senior superintendent is Joe Carchidi. The new facility is on Michigan Avenue, directly across from the existing courthouse, parts of which date back to the 1950s. The two-story, 60,000-squarefoot building is slated for completion during the third quarter of 2011 and will accommodate the courts of the 13th Judicial Circuit along with related support functions such as the sheriffs office, public defender and state attorneys offices and the clerk of the circuit court. The project is being developed to meet the criteria for certification under the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and promotes a wholebuilding approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas such as sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. In business for 42 years, Naplesbased Kraft Construction Company Inc. has offices statewide and has been under the same leadership team for more than three decades. The general contractor and construction management firm specializes in commercial, government, educational, medical, hospitality and mixed-use construction. Kraft is part of the Manhattan Construction Group of companies. For more information, visit www.KraftConstruction.com. Artist rendering of the Plant City courthouseSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Save Saturday for a free lesson in designMiromar Design Center invites the public to the following free design seminars. All are from 2-3 p.m. at the center on Corkscrew Road east of I-75 in Estero. Saturday, Aug. 14 Designing Green Interiors Learn how to implement environmentally friendly design techniques into your existing or future home. Melissa Allen, principal of MGA Interior Design LLC, provides easily understood concepts related to the environmental issues in home furnishings, finishes and indoor air quality. Learn what to look for, what to avoid and how each option relates to different environmental concerns. Saturday, Aug. 21 Enhance your Home with Faux Art Join artist Arthur Morehead of ArtFaux Designs for a faux finishing seminar and demonstration of tissue faux finish, a versatile textured finish that can be applied in multiple ways. Saturday, Aug. 28 Secrets of a Successful Mural Artist Murals are a great way to add impact to a space, visually enlarge a room and create cohesive color harmonies. Secrets of a Successful Mural Artist speaks not only to the process of creating murals, but the art of designing them to work with the vision of the client, the process of working effectively with decorators/ designers and ways to market art in interior and exterior spaces. Artist Jan Ellen is a contemporary realist who often works directly from nature, emphasizing the effect of color and natural light in her work. A professional artist with a bachelors degree in art, she has exhibited for more than 35 years and has an extensive list of collectors, both private and commercial. Miromar Design Center inspires both consumers and designers through ongoing seminars, educational programs, fundraisers and social gatherings. Design referral services and special event spaces are available. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS 239-415-7576Fort Myers Bonita Springs www.AzulBeauty.com Facelift Myths Come Hear Dr. Flaharty Share The truth about Facial cosmetic surgery! Facelift Myths Seminars August 24th 6PM Bonita SpringsAugust 25th 3PM Fort MyersCall Today For Reservations! The Azul Natural LiftNatural Safe Less Down Time I never read Florida Weekly. Tom Smith, 42, management trainee
Bridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster(239) 253-8002 (239) 594-2209 Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/ private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Mediterra 15204 Medici WayAuthentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #6034+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Audubon 148 Chesire Way10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Livingston Woods 6520 Daniels Rd.Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 Pine Ridge 60 North Street32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Marina Bay Club 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #4LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 Old Naples Seaport 1001 10th Ave. S. Boat Slip #11Well maintained, new A/C,carpet, paint, lake view, 3/2. $242,000 Laurel Oaks, S. Ft. Myers 5769 Elizabeth Ann WayRefurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay II 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #3033+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $734,000 West Bay Club 22129 Natures Cove Ct. U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf St'Contemporary living', renovated, gourmet kit, lake view 3233SF. $897,000 Imperial Golf Estates 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd.FURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $ 259,000 Spring Lakes 11600 Red Hibiscus Dr.Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $349,000 Anchorage at Vanderbilt 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views. $1,329,000 Pelican Isle I #1002Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle I #1003Refurbished 3/3, redesigned kit. Gulf/Bay/W.P. views. $1,425,000 Pelican Isle II #903Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #6023Br/3Ba, 2428SF, views of Gulf/River/Bay. $995,950 Pelican Isle III #703Stunning W. Gulf views, marble oors, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle III #906 Amazing views, Lg. Lanais, 3Br./3.5Ba. 3096SF. $1,699,000. Pelican Isle III #6053+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $985,000 Pelican Isle II #201Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $894,000 Pelican Isle I #402New A/C units & hot water heater, 2677SF, Views. $899,000 Pelican Isle II #702Ot Hb, Sf, An Boat Slips AvailableR b Prf Ir Wfnbn, Ft Fwww.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com email@example.com OPEN SUN 1-4
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website 2010 D.R. Horton. *Specic offers above are listed as an example and are used for illustrative purposes only. Actual offer may vary depending on community and specic home selected for new contracts only written by 8/31/10. Redeemable only at closing. Limit one per customer. Not redeemable for cash or for credit against purchase price. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or incentive. Prices, offers and availability are subject to change without notice. CGC0959394 Visit www.DrHorton.com/swa To Find A Community Near You! North Ft. Myers: Magnolia Landing 239.567.2542 Cape Coral: Sandoval 239.283.3308 Ft. Myers: The Townhomes of San Simeon 239.939.7500 Promenade East at The Forum 239.277.1782 Ft. Myers: Catalina Isles 239.432.1520 Verandah 239.209.6158 Naples: Valencia Golf and Country Club 239.354.0243 Horse Creek 239.593.1633 IL Regalo 877.321.9642 August 14 & 15 ONLY!at Southwest Florida D.R. Horton Communities!DRIVE to the D.R. Horton community in Southwest Florida youre interested in.REGISTER at the model center for a list of Seal the Deal homes.SEE the homes on sale with Seal the Deal envelopes inside.TAKE the sealed envelope DO NOT OPEN IT! to a sales associate.OPEN envelope only with sales associate present to Seal the Deal! COURTESY PHOTOThi s pool and outdoor li v i ng area by W Chri sti an Busk Landscape Archi tects won an Award of Meri t/Resi denti al Category i n the 2010 desi gn competi t i on sponsored by the Flori da Chapter of the Ameri can Soci ety of Landscape Archi tects. The pool was bui lt as part of a model i n Mi romar Lakes bui lt by Toscana Gardetto Development. The home has si nce been sold.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 REAL ESTATE B17 100% BETTER239-430-3995 ext. 202MISSION SQUARE 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 16 Naples, FL 34109 FloridaHomeRealtyofNaples.com SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FELLOW PROFESSIONALS $95/MONTH $95/CLOSING Kathy ZornBroker/President THE 100% COMPANY Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.com Richard DrosteRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.org Residential, LLC $128,000 Immaculate 1 BR/1 BA mfg. home. Large screened porch. 55+ community. $324,900 Beautifully re-done upper unit. Amazing upgrades, large unit. 1 car garage. $315,0004.77 acres residential land, zoned agricultural. Completely cleared. RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREABonita Bay/House ..................... from $2500 Vasari ...............................................$2500 Miromar Lakes/Bellavista ..................$2300 West Bay Club/Jasmine Bay ..............$1850 Shadow Wood Preserve .....................$1350 Rapallo ..................................... from $1275 Brooks/Sunset Stream .......................$1250 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ......................$1000 Highland Woods/Terraces ...................$975Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSGrand Preserve/Dunes ......................$4500 Monaco Beach Club ..........................$4000 Park Shore Beach/Vistas ........... from $2400 Park Shore Beach/Allegro .................$2400 Lemuria ........................................... $2200 Kensington/Westchester ................... $1800 Old Naples/Alcosa ............................$1700 Pelican Bay/St. Simone .....................$1600 Autumn Woods/Cedar Ridge .............$1500 Pelican Marsh/Egrets Walk ..............$1400 Tarpon Cove/Barbados ......................$1400 Tiburon/Ventanas .............................$1300 Venetian Cove ..................................$1300 Parkshore/Hidden Cove ....................$1250 Parkshore/Swan Lake .......................$1200 High Point/Catalina ..........................$1150 Calusa Bay .......................................$1000Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Parkshore .........................................$7000 Port Royal ........................................$6700 Royal Harbor ....................................$5500 Coquina Sands ..................................$5500 Firano...............................................$3900 Banyan Woods ..................................$3200 Pelican Marsh/Island Cove ................$3000 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt ........................................$2200 Palm River Estates .................... from $1600 With four bedrooms and four baths, this home in Sorrento at Miromar lakes is offered at $3,195,000.COURTESY PHOTOMIROMARFrom page B9The award-winning Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is a residential waterfront resort community with more than 700 acres of contiguous aquamarine freshwater lakes, three miles of private, white sandy beach and signature championship golf, all within one luxurious setting. Miromar Lakes offers opportunities for in-lake swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing and fishing. A wide range of residential choices include beachfront residences, waterfront residences, grand estate homes, estate homes, luxury villas, full floor residences and coach homes. The centerpiece of the community is the Miromar Lakes Beach Club, comprised of three buildings and encompassing 39,000 square feet. At the waters edge, the Beach Clubhouse offers indoor and outdoor gourmet dining, a private beachside dining room, an indoor-outdoor bar lounge, a library, billiard room, card room, 50-seat theater and business center. The Blue Water Beach Grill offers contemporary fare in an open-air setting with panoramic lake and beach views and boat docks. The Europeanstyle spa encompasses a full-service beauty salon and fitness center. Other amenities include a 10,000-squarefoot infinity pool, concierge services, marine services and a tennis club. Miromar Lakes boasts the only Arthur Hills Signature championship golf course in Southwest Florida and an award-winning Tuscan-inspired golf clubhouse. Miromar Lakes has won 73 awards since 2003, including the 2010 National Association of Home Builders Gold Award for Best Clubhouse, earning Miromar the distinction of No. 1 Clubhouse in the United States. Recently Miromar lakes won local Community of the Year and Best Clubhouse awards for the eighth consecutive year. Miromar Lakes is a project of Margaret Antonier and Miromar Development Corp. For more information, contact the Sales Center at 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 19 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 24 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked14 OLD NAPLES 165 2nd Avenue North $1,750,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879>$2,000,00015 OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE 378 6th Street South #1 $2,199,000 Premier Properties Richard/ Susie Culp 290-2200 16 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 17 MOORINGS 265 Springline Drive $2,995,000 Premier Properties Richard/ Susie Culp 290-2200 >$3,000,00018 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,475,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304>$4,000,00019 PORT ROYAL AREA SABRE CAY 1 Sabre Lane $4,200,000 Premier Properties Will Collins 404-0600 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00021 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 357-6628 >$8,000,00022 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 641-6164 23 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Steve Smiley 298-4327 >$10,000,00024 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 595-6500>$400,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Priced from $400s Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 2 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806>$600,0003 OLD NAPLES TIFFANY COURT 1071 8th Street South #202 $669,000 Premier Properties Cindy Thompson 860-6513>$700,0004 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-4950-1105 Mon, Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$800,0005 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr $839,000$1,699,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty Properties 6 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 7 STONEBRIDGE 1615 Manchester Court $885,000 Premier Properties Patrick OConnor 293-9411. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 8 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $897,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty Properties >$900,0009 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $900s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 10 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II 435 Dockside Drive #703 $925,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550.>$1,000,00011 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 620 Bougainvillea Road $1,195,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304. REDUCED 12 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1007 $1,450,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 13 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,499,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5
Port Royal, 1145 Galleon Dr Situated on 1.5 Port Royal lots w/wide water views of Naples Bay. Formal living & dining, open kitchen/family room. Tropical pool area, summer kit. & boat dock. 6 or More/8+2half (H3740) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Don Winkler, 961-2166 $10,995,000 Port Royal, 4246 Cutlass Ln One and one-half lots setting, southwest exposure. 184 on Cutlass Pass. Mature trees and landscaping. Deep water, quick access, no bridges to the Gulf. 4+Den/3.5 (H5175) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Don Winkler, 961-2166 $4,700,000 Port Royal, 3530 Fort Charles Dr Tropical retreat fronting no-bridges, Gulf access canal. 2-story home w/marble oors, replace, formal living & dining, poolside guest suites. 40 boat dock. 6 or More/6.5 (H3228) Robyn Pster Grin, 2627366, Don Winkler, 961-2166 $3,950,000 Port Royal, 3120 Green Dolphin Ln Grand estate situated on magnicent lot & a half, steps to beach. Formal living & dining, family room, study. 3BR main house plus 1BR pool-side guest house. 4+Den/5.5 (H4164) Robyn Pster Grin, 2627366, Don. Winkler, 961-2166 $3,595,000 Royal Harbor, 1680 Dolphin Ct Amazing home built in20 08. Naples Bay views. 4,600 sq. ft. living space, formal living & dining, fam rm, den, 1st master, sum kit, 61 boat dock. 5+Den/4+2half (H4456) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $2,990,000 Grey Oaks, 1335 Noble Heron Way Mediterranean villa. Custom oor plan. Lake/ golf views. Marble & wood oors, soaring ceilings, state-of-art kitchen. Summer kit., covered loggia, pool & spa. 4/4.5 (V1272) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,495,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $999,000 Park Shore, 4000 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1000 Venetian Villas. Elegant living directly over the water !!! First oor at, completely renovated with exquisite touches everywhere. Spectacular views. 3/2.5 (V1226) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $995,000 Riverdale, 27564 Shore Dr Secluded river front pool home+2 lots. Open view, Gulf access, new dock. Historic log beams, screened porch & htd pool. Lg loft suite. 2-car garage. A must see. 3/3 (H4889) Sandi Meyer, 248-7934, Joelle Free, 248-1872 $990,000 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Imperial River Front, 3 Bedroom, e Barbados, 2000 sq ft home plan by award winning, Weber Design Group. 3/3 (H4896) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $979,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $799,000 Moorings, 2200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #J4 Situated at the entrance of Doctors Pass, this updated, turnkey furnished unit oers view of Gulf, Pass & Bay. Steps from beach, 2nd unit oers a 1-car gar. 2/2 (C6163) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $729,999 Old Naples, 1325 7th St S, #6D Sixth oor totally remodeled unit oers views of Naples Bay, the city, and gorgeous sunsets. Guest accomms, boat slips, extra storage, covd parking. 2/2 (C6605) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Don Winkler, 961-2166 $699,000 Moorings, 540 Rudder Rd Private beach access! Spacious split r plan pool home on lg lot w/SW exposure, mature trees, indoor/outdoor entertaining. Walk to beaches, shops & restaurants. 3/3 (H4901) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $669,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $599,900 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #PH-2 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, Sun lled balcony with southwest views over the treetops of Old Naples and sunsets and steady gulf breezes. 2/2 (C5118) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $595,900 Highland Woods, 26491 Summer Greens Dr Wonderful decor! Large private pool home on corner, overlooks golf & lake. Built-ins in family room, 3 car garage. Private golf & tennis included. Near beach. 4/3 (H3385) Sandi Meyer, 2487934, Joelle Free, 248-1872 $518,000 Oyster Bay, 1569 Chesapeake Ave, #1569 C.6595 is pet friendly condo has it all! Completely renovated, 30 deeded boat slip, direct Gulf access, vaulted ceilings, addtl storage, laundry in unit. 3/2 (C6595) Don Winkler, 9612166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $495,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1937 Countess Ct Fabulous 3/2 home on over half an acre. Built in 1998, this home has all of todays standards, high ceilings, 8 sliders, upgraded appliances, granite. 3/2.5 (H5118) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $479,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1939 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Charming home with beautiful wood and tile oors, open kitchen & family room, delightful pool & oversized yard. A real tropical delight. 4/3 (H3252) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $440,000 Worthington, 13801 Tonbridge Ct UPDATED & BEAUTIFUL! Panoramic golf views for this SF Estate pool home. Open oor plan & pocketing sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in. 2+Den/2 (H4975) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $439,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Price Reduced! Bayside bch retreat! Updated open plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 TA, carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Bch. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $434,000 Lely Resort, 8864 Mustang Island Cir Gated neighborhood of Mustang Island. Upgraded, dbl garage. Pool/Spa w/So. exp on lake. 2198 SF. Tile everywhere except BAs. SS apps/dbl ovens. Quiet cul-de-sac. 3+Den/2 (H5159) erese Olson, 272-7344 $419,000 Reection Lakes, 14634 Fern Lake Ct St Croix Gold Furnished former builder model. Two story. 3+Den/2.5 (H4917) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $391,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 12945 Vanderbilt Dr, #208 Beautifully renovated unit w/cherry cabinets, stainless appls, granite countertops, plant. shutters, fantastic view of Bay, screened balcony, tons of upgrades. 2/2 (C6281) Jan Ben, 947-4346 $379,900 Vineyards, 156 Spring Lake Cir Oak Colony; picturesque hamlet of 14 homes. Villa w/many features including plantation shutters, 2car garage, hurricane protection and private back yard. 3/2 (H4367) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $349,000 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $349,000 Pelican Marsh, 2205 Arielle Dr, #1301 is one has it all! One of the best locations in Arielle overlooking lake with water display. Tinted-glass enclosed lanai, 2 car garage, many upgrades. 3+Den/2 (C4918) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $346,500 Saturnia Lakes, 2418 Buttery Palm Dr SAVE THOUSANDS! e ONLY one! Beautifully maintained & Fully Furnished. High ceilings, tile oors, crown molding, tiled lanai, lawn care, low dues. 3/2 (H4571) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $309,000 Naples Park, 739 100th Ave N Walk or bike to beach! Beautifully remodeled home on double lot. Fabulous new kitchen, tile roof, impact windows & more! 3/2 (H5133) Deborah Hylemon, 659-6372 $309,000 Golden Gate Estates 4680 3rd AVE SW Horses, Hobbies, Home! W of 951 close to Pine Ridge Rd. Fabulous school district, 1658 SF w/extra BA/kit in 24x32 detached gar. 16x36 barn, 9x13 tack rm & more. 3/2 (H5207) erese Olson, 272-7344 $299,000 Aviano, 12843 Carrington Cir, #201 Over 2500 SF of luxury in this wonderfully upgraded coach home, 2nd oor views, spacious + contemporary. Built by Toll Bros. in 2006. 3+Den/3 (C6746) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $299,000 Worthington, 13030 Southampton Dr Golf & tennis included! Great lake views! Large detached villa, Fam. Room, Large 2 car garage w/space for golf cart, 1 yr. Home warranty. 3/2 (V1271) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $289,000 Golden Gate Estates, 3875 29th Ave SW Two master suites, pool & spa. Conveniently located close to town just o 951. Large private 2.27 acre lot with RV parking pad. 4/3 (H5170) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865 $284,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Its Greek to usGet to Zorbas in Bonita Springs for great Greek fare. C23 Kids prove they canCancer Alliance of Naples youth stage fashion show. C20-21 Ad libbingNaples City Improv returns to the Norris Center. C12 Mario Montis got a thing for diners. His license plate reads Diner Guy. Ditto for his e-mail address. One of his favorite shirts is black with a colorful pattern of diner signs and clocks. And while most other people will show off photos of their children and grandchildren, his albums are full of pictures of diners. He and his wife, Lucille, have visited almost 900 diners so far. When they go, theyll enjoy a meal, or at least a cup KidzAct present CATS, the timeless musical that combines the poetry of T.S. Eliot with the musical brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber. This long-awaited addition to the repertoire of many Naples Players has danced its way into Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre, boasting a feline cast of 60 teens and tweens. CATS plays through Aug. 15. CATS is based on T.S. Eliots Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, a collection of poems depicting the quirky individuality of felines. Mr. Webbers musical embellishes and elaborates on Eliots work, taking each of his poems and bringing it to life with music and dance. Each poem serves as a musical number that introduces one unique cat and depicts the characteristics that set him apart from all the rest. The show takes place in an abandoned junkyard, but dont let that fool you; its all flash and glitter once the Jellicle Cats come out at night. Characters such as the maternal yet militant Old Gumbie Cat Jennyanydots, fickle and unappeasable Rum Tum Tugger, wizened Grizabella The Glamour Cat, plump and proper Bustopher Jones, and many other feline personalities strut their stuff through music and dance. The magic of CATS is that the show relies completely on the poetic powers of song and dance to develop its plot. TheSEE DINER GUY, C4 SEE CATS, C5 Mario Monti loves old-style eateriesBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLYMario Monti has visited almost 900 diners, collected hundreds of diner memoribilia and penned some of the leading American diner guides.CATS takes over stage at the Sugden diner diner the the guy guy Eclectic CollectorsAN OCCASIONAL SERIES ON UNUSUAL OBSESSIONSCOURTESY PHOTOMary Mitchell as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY After the stormIn her new Maggie ODell novel, Alex Kava draws on real hurricane experiences. C16
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,My buddy told me that the big sea scallops sold at some local markets and restaurants are stamped out of skate wings and arent really scallops. Is this true? Freddie T A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm1/2 Price on Selected AppetizersBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com Dear Freddie T.,This story has been around as long as I can remember and thats a long time. I first heard this when I was commercial fishing in Alaska. I also heard it in my travels along the pacific coast. I heard it when I lived in Boston, and Ive I heard it here in Florida. Why this story endures evades me. In my 40+ years in the seafood business I have never seen scallops cut from skate wings, and Ive been in hundreds of seafood processing plants around the world. While I am not saying it has never been done, the process is unlikely. First, skates are not all that common on a commercial basis. Second, skates, like sharks, have no bones. They have cartilage. The wings of the skate have finger-like cartilage rays, which when removed leave indentations in the meat. You would see these indentations on the scallops. Also, in order to stamp scallops from skate wing, the wing would have to be skinned on both sides. One side is dark skin and the other is white skin. The skin is tough and not easy to remove so I doubt that the labor required to do so would be worth the effort. One final point, the texture of skate wing is stringier than most scallop meat and the grain is horizontal vs. a vertical grain of the scallop meat. Freddie, I have been in every seafood market in S.W. Florida several times over a 15-year period. I have never seen skate wing scallops. The relevant quality issues with scallops are freshness and the difference between drypack and wet pack scallops. True dry-pack sea scallops are not treated with any chemicals for moisture retention. Wet-pack scallops are often soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate to promote moisture retention. The seafood professor recommends buying only dry-pack sea scallops from a reputable vendor.Meeting new men at the office can be tricky, especially when youre dealing with a mild pathology. This summer, I worked part-time at a literary publication, and on my first day I was given a tour of the office. I nodded politely to each of the editors and clasped my folded hands in front of me, the picture of demure inconspicuousness. We finished the introductions at the doorway to the editor-inchiefs office, where my guide rapped his knuckles softly on the wood frame. Do you have a minute? he said. A slight, handsome man with a fiercely intelligent face looked up from his desk. Sure. Come in, he said. We stepped into the office. I clinched my hands together, trying to collect the nervous sweat pooling at the center of my palms. The editor looked at me and smiled, and I stood for a moment in the brilliant light of his literary greatness. Then I lied to his face. Oh, yes, the editor said as my guide introduced me. I saw you this morning. At the coffee shop around the corner. Let me take a moment for self-confession. I have a terrible habit it borders on pathological, really of lying when The Liars Club ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Im caught sleeping. When I answer the phone in the middle of the night, I always deny that Im unconscious. No, you didnt wake me, Ill say to my girlfriend in a different time zone. I just turned off the lights. Or, to a boyfriend calling later than he should, I was just lying here, resting. This after midnight, when Ive been asleep for hours. The worst part is that I dont even realize Im lying. When the editor-in-chief launched into small talk about seeing me at the coffee shop, my nervousness triggered my denial instincts and I lobbed a lie like a Molotov cocktail into our cordial introductions. No, I said. That wasnt me. Are you sure? the editor asked. I saw you drinking coffee. In my brain my poor, nervous brain I was sure I was right, that I had not been at any coffee shop that morning, drinking coffee, being inspected by this handsome literary giant. I temporarily blanked the previous hour of my life, in which I had, in fact, been sitting at a coffee shop. Drinking tea. But still. No, that wasnt me, I persisted. I smiled sweetly. The editor laughed and shook his head. Then you must have a twin, he said. Because she looked just like you. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ...my nervousness triggered my denial instincts and I lobbed a lie like a Molotov cocktail into our cordial introductions...I get that all the time, I said. I made a loose flap with my wrist, as if to wave away his protests. I just have one of those faces.The editor smiled, helpless in the face of my insistence. I smiled too, then walked out of his office, the heat of burning bridges at my back. At this point, the deny-everything part of my brain began to relent under the strain of his convictions. Slowly, it dawned on me that the editor really had seen me. But I had gone too far; the lie had gotten too deep. There was no way to take it back, so I soldiered on. ng ateta y in g here, restht, when Ive h e worst p art is m ly in g. hi ef l au nc he d e in g me at the s ness tr ig gered I l o bb e d a l ie n to o ur c or di al n t me. d itor as k e d I nervous b rain that I had not t hat morning, p ected by this I temporaro ur d d I get t ha said. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 of coffee and slice of pie. Whenever they visit another state, theyll visit nearby diners. Its a good thing their six adult children live around the country, they joke. Mr. Monti finds it difficult to explain exactly why hes so enamored with diners. But hes definitely fervent about them. Its like being a fan of the Dodgers or the Miami Dolphins, he says.How it all startedMr. Monti, 80, grew up a few blocks away from the Jupiter Diner, near the Long Island Expressway in New York. When he was a teenager, his mother would give him 75 cents or a dollar, and he could buy an entire meal at the diner. Salisbury steak! Peas and carrots, and mashed potatoes. And blueberry pie, he says, listing all he could eat on so little. As college students, he and Lucille would regularly stop by a diner in Queens Plaza after classes, where theyd order coffee and cookies, or an English muffin. It was her first diner, he says. Now theyre both such diner experts that these two retired schoolteachers have given talks about them in libraries and to various groups.The origin of dinersAccording to the Montis, diners initially began as horse-drawn lunch wagons in 1872, in Providence, R.I. They were created by Walter Scott, who saw a market in shift workers who needed to eat. They then progressed to being permanent fixtures, and included booths and a counter where people could eat inside. The idea was to be open 24 hours, in order to serve meals to workers on the various shifts. The Montis made a poster to illustrate their talks; it shows the different styles of these prefabricated structures throughout its history. The barrel roof ones were made from 1910 to 1935, Mrs. Monti says, adding, The first ones were made of wood. Then came the modern stainless, made from 1935 through 1955. From 1955 through 1965, the style was exaggerated modern. They were more space age-looking with flared edges, Mr. Monti says. From 1965 through 1985, the environmental style dominated, with brick or stone facing. These diners had less chrome, and were made in the Colonial or Mediterranean style. (Diners were facing competition from fast food restaurants and wanted to look more family friendly.) Diners made from 1985 onwards are called postmodern. Theres a nostalgia about diners, Mrs. Monti says. Some were even made without locks in the doors, because they were open 24 hours daily and never closed. And a good diner typically offers breakfast at any time of the day too, she says. They dont say, Oh, its past 11, we dont serve breakfast anymore (like other restaurants do), she says. Mr. Monti co-wrote a book about diners with Michael Engle. Diners of New York, is now in its third edition. The two men traveled all over New York, visiting its various diners and collecting information on them. More recently, Mr. Moni self-published a spiralbound book about Florida diners. (For the record, he considers places such as Mels Diner and Dennys as diners, while purists would disagree and say theyre restaurants built to look like diners, but arent true diners.) Mr. Monti discovered also a publication called Roadside, which could be obtained by subscription or purchased at a diner. He began contributing to it. One time I looked in it, and I saw (on the masthead) that they had made me a contributing editor, he says proudly. The magazine now only publishes online.A vast collectionThe Montis are so enamored with this American icon that they collect various diner-related items. Not everything is on display, as space in their Shell Point Village home is smaller than their former house in Long Island. There are eight Danbury Mint diners on their bookshelf, each one a replica of an actual diner. Bigger diner models line their kitchen counter. Because theyre winter scenes, with Christmas wreaths on the buildings sides and snow on the roof and hedges, they typically display them in December. Theyre quite detailed. Shellys Diner, for example, has a three-dimensional interior, including a teen couple sharing a soda at one booth, while in another, a kid peruses a menu. A sign in the window says, Waitress wanted. In addition to patches of snow on the roof, there are also air vents, air conditioning and roof turbine vents. The couple own a salt and pepper shaker set in the shape of diners, with the silhouette of someone inside, eating at a table, and also own a large butter dish that looks like a diner. Two photorealistic paintings of diner stools hang in their den, along with a diner calendar. And a daughter-in-law gave them an 86-by-86-inch diner quilt. Its squares and rectangles contain cloth images of ketchup and mustard bottles, a napkin dispenser, cherry pie, and signs that say Diner Open and Blue Plate Special. Theres a light blue image of an exaggerated modern-style diner. Lined up on their kitchen table stands an army of mugs from various diners. They are solid and clunky, built to last and not tip over easily, says Mrs. Monti. Mr. Monti is especially proud of his coffee cup with red trim from the Cutchogue Diner. For a while, in the s, the couple attended Diner-Ramas conventions for diner enthusiasts every year, visiting various diners with crowds that reached over 100. They were generally held in an old city in the Northeast, Mrs. Monti says. Philadelphia; Providence, R.I.; Albany in upstate New York. She explains that because thats where diners originated, thats where the bulk of them can be found. The Diner-Ramas, she says, had lectures and outings. It was very interesting, she says. For example, someone would give an entire talk about neon signs. Then there was a lecture by a guy whose company does nothing but transport very large diner signs. They had to take so many things into consideration that you wouldnt think about; they had to get permission to cross bridges. They could only travel after midnight, when traffic was light. The Diner-Ramas have ended, but the Montis are a two-person diner search team. Whenever they visit a new place or hear of a diner, they go and check it out. Theyre typically American, Mr. Monti says. France has bistros, we have diners. Diners are an American icon. DINER GUYFrom page 1 ERIC RADDATZ/FLORIDA WEEKLYMario and Lucille Monti in their home with just a couple of their hundreds of diner collectibles. Among them are several books Mario has helped pen about the history of diners.ERIC RADDATZ/FLORIDA WEEKLYLucille Monti displays her diner quilt. Theres a nostalgia about diners. Lucille Monti, collector
WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 A&E C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AVAILABLE SUNDAY THURSDAY AFTER 4PM$16 95 BRIOITALIAN.COMWATERSIDE5505 TAMIAMI TRAIL N, NAPLES FL 34108(239) 593-5319THREE COURSE DINNER SPECIAL Located inside the Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail N.239.321.5015 www.donshula.com Happy Hour! Mon-Fri 4-6P Half Price Drinks! Dave Elliott Live 98.9FM! Wed 3-6P and appetizers! Live Jazz! Fri 5-8P and appetizers! $9.95 Quick Pass Lunch Specials! $20 New York Strip! August All Month Long! Wine Tasting! Mon, 8/16 5:30-7:30P. Sampling of Wine and appetizers $10 advance/$15 door. Scotch Tasting! Thu, 8/19 5:30-7:30P. Sampling of Scotches and appetizers 20 advance/$25 door. Details/Advance Tickets: www.NaplesBest.BlogSpot.com AUGUST EVENTS & SPECIALS beloved piece Memory is sure to bring a tear. KidzActs CATS is co-directed by Charles Fornara and Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, both professional alumni of CATS. In addition to using their combined experience to mold their young cast, ages 8 through teens, and build a quality production, theyve put their personal stamps on the show by incorporating their individual expertise. Mr. Fornara is music director for the show, training young voices to do justice to the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber and conducting the orchestra that accompanies the show. As choreographer, Mrs. Fornara has taught as well as conditioned her cast for the rigorous physical requirements of the show. Some numbers, such as The Jellicle Ball, are nearly seven minutes long and require vast amounts of stamina in order to execute the precise choreography, belt out tunes and stay in character. Some of the dancers trained up to a month in advance just to prepare for rehearsals. While every show has its challenges, those that CATS poses are unique. At the auditions, the co-directors screened their perspective cast members with more than just singing, dancing and acting in mind. The young actors are required to dance around on stage with thick greasepaint on their faces and skintight Lycra suits on their bodies and they must fearlessly adopt the physical and emotional demeanors of felines. Certainly not the job requirement for the average actor, and certainly not for the average teen. Experience the haunting beauty and whimsical magic of Andrew Lloyd Webbers world-renowned masterpiece at the Sugden Community Theatre, home of The Naples Players and KidzAct. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those under 18, and are available at the box office, 701 Fifth Ave. S., or by phone at 263-7990. This is a limited engagement of eight performances. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. CATSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOChris Campbell and Megan Faulconer rehearse as Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Auditions Naples Players holds auditions at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Sugden Theatre for Regrets Only, to be performed Oct. 27-Nov. 20 (no appointment necessary). 434-7340, ext 10. Searching for Eden The Diaries of Adam & Eve By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 20-Sept. 4. 936-3239. I Love a Piano At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Aug. 19-Oct. 2. This new show salutes one of Americas greatest songwriters, Irving Berlin. 278-4422. Improv Group Naples City Improv performs a dinner show at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 431-7928. Cats By KidzAct teens and youth through Aug. 15 on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. Seussical the Musical By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 15. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Aug. 12 Night Out Evening on Fifth starts at 7 p.m. Stroll the avenue, shop, dine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to live bands. 435-3742. Jazz Jam Jebrys Jazz Jam happens Thursdays at Capri: A Taste of Italy, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. More Jazz Freds Food, Fun & Spirits presents the Expandable Jazz Band from 6-8:30 p.m. Thurdays with Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and John Lamb. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Dog Day Afternoon exhibit at Sweet Art Gallery opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Pets are welcome to accompany their people and enjoy the art as well as treats from For Footed Friends, Woof Gang Bakery, Freds Food, Fun & Spirits and Camp Bow Wow. Adoptable pets from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue will be on hand, and a raffle will raise funds for the organization, which places pets in foster care while they await permanent homes. Among the works in Dog Day Afternoon will be Minna Nixs Winna Winna Lobsta Dinna! above, and Monkey Lova!, right. Sweet Art Gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way; 5972110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. CJs Thursday Thing Enjoy live music from 6-11 p.m. every Thursday at CJs on the Bay, Marco Island. Outside entertainment from 6-9 p.m., inside from 8-11:30 p.m. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:309:30 p.m. every Thursday. www. naplesflatbread.com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. East Naples. www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, Aug. 13 Cash Prizes Bingo is played from 7:30-11 p.m. every Friday at the Dance Studio in Ave Maria, 5068 Annunciation Circle, Suite 103. Proceeds go to dance scholarships. 261-2606. Art Party New River Fine Art hosts an Oregon wine and cheese event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to show its appreciation for a great season. 600 Fifth Ave. S. #102. RSVP to 435-4515. Night Out The Grape at Coconut Point hosts the Eat, Pray, Love: Night Out @ The Grape at 5 p.m. Enjoy selections from the authors travels to Italy and get a movie ticket to see Eat, Pray, Love for the 7:15 p.m. showing at Coconut Point. Return to The Grape for live music and treats. $35. 992-5040. Trucks Galore The Monster X Tour comes to Esteros Germain Arena today and Saturday, with shows at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. 948-7825. Funny Guy Comedian Bruce Bruce performs at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island at 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. 389-6900. Live Tunes The Bean Pickers perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $5 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. Pet Party The Bell Tower Shops host Yappy Hour and Bowl Stroll from 6-8 p.m. in Center Court. Bring your pooch to the furriest happy hour in town with proceeds benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Sock Hop Swing dancing and hula-hoop contests are part of the fun when the Naples Area Board of Realtors holds a sock hop to benefit Laces of Love from 5:30-9 p.m. at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 249-2850 or www.NABOR.com. Live Music Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band performs from 5-8 p.m. Fridays at Shulas Steak House, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Naples. 430-4999. Tickling the Ivories Pianist Kary Regragui plays in the lounge at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs every Friday and Saturday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 24041 Tamiami Trail. Saturday, Aug. 14 Opera Event Opera Naples third annual Eurofest Celebration is set for 6-9 p.m. at the Music Salon of Maestro William Noll. Enjoy the music, culture, wines and cuisine of Western Europe while listening to opera and art song selections. $100 per person; 514SING (7464). Magic & Mystery Arts for ACT in Fort Myers presents Arabian Nights, an evening of mystery and magic benefitting the ACT Shelter. Enjoy a fine art auction (live and silent) and dinner. $125; 939-2553. Classic flick The Collier County Museum presents a free showing of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington at 1 p.m. As timely and relevant as ever, the 1939 film starts Jimmy Stewart as a man unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, it isnt long before he learns about a graft scheme sponsored by his home states crooked political machine. Running time is 2 hours, 10 minutes. 252-8476 or www. colliermuseums.com. Story Time Kids are invited to story time in the Childrens Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission applies; free for Garden members. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org.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. COURTESY PHOTO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Dinner and a Movie After dinner catered by McCormick & Schmicks in the lobby at the Phil, adjourn to the Daniels Pavilion for a screening of Alfred Hitchcocks Notorious, starring Cary Grant. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., and is a benefit for the Naples International Film Festival. 597-1900 Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. Wild Side The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium hosts Behind the Scenes from 10-11 a.m. every Saturday, providing an in-depth look into wild animals distinctive habits. $20; limited to eight people. 275-3435 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fresh Produce The North Naples Green Market is open from 8:30-12:30 every Saturday through Sept. 25 at the Collection at Vanderbilt. 2499480. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Classic rock by Both Hands. 267-0783 or 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, Aug. 15 Live Tunes Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Naples Flatbread, 6434 Naples Blvd. 687-3454. Monday, Aug. 16 Band Performs Bob Zottola & the Expandable Jazz Band play from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at Capri A Taste of Italy in the Riverchase Plaza. 594-3500. Jazz Tunes Enjoy Jebrys Jazz Jam session from 5-8 p.m. every Monday 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. Fund from 6-9 p.m. $125. 985-3550 or www. LeeMemorial.org/Foundation. Steppin Out Vergina on Fifth Avenue hosts a Dancing Under the Stars Summer Dance Contest at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, with prizes for winners. 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 Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www. fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events Funny Guy Robert Kelly performs Aug. 19-22 at the Off The Hook Comedy, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Summer Event Live at the Promenade, Summer Sizzle with Erin Dunbar and Jessie Garcia, starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. $15 members, $20 non-members, $25 at the door. Enjoy sizzling hot dances and cool hors doeuvres and drinks. 495-8989. Third Thursday Third Thursday on Third kicks off at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 with music and entertainment on Third Street South. 434-6533. Music Walk More than 30 venues in downtown Fort Myers participate in the new Music Walk at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. 332-0161. Photo Exhibit The Clyde Butcher Exhibit opens Aug. 24 at the SWFL Museum of History, 2031 Jackson St. The award-winning black and white fine art photographer returns for his third season to the SWFL Museum of History to share his iconic landscapes in an exhibition that runs until Oct. 2. 321-7430. Beach Concert The 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series is set for Aug. 28 with a free concert by the five-piece Mike MacArthur Band on the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubs scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 261-2222. Birthday Bash The Imaginariums 15th Birthday Bash starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 with special activities throughout the day. Free child admission package with paid adult. 321-7420. Send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. COURTESY PHOTOThe 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf free concert series is set for 7-10 p.m. Aug. 28 with a free concert by the five-piece Mike MacArthur Band on the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubs scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 261-2222. Tuesday, Aug. 17 Raku Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road.$39. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. MoTown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts MoTown from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, with Omar Baker performing favorites from the s, s and s. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Pet Party Every Tuesday is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove from 4:30-6 p.m. Pups and their Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR Call 239.325.1960 or visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. people can get acquainted, have a drink and a snack, with contributions accepted for the Naples Dog Park. Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center hosts Cinema Under the Stars on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza Courtyard. Tonight: The Wizard of Oz. Wednesday, Aug. 18 Benefit Event Rumrunners restaurant, located at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, hosts an evening of culinary delights and sunset cocktails to benefit Barbaras Friends The Childrens Hospital Cancer
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Its never to early to book your trip to 1-800-593-7259Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina09/07: Womenfest Key West09/10: S.L.A.M. (Southernmost Light-Tackle Anglers Masters) Celebrity Tournament.09/17: Phil Petersons 38th Annual Key West Poker Run09/25: PConch Life Scramble Marathon Everyone always cheers the firstplace winner. Does anyone ever remember who came in second? I caught part of a Bud Greenspan documentary on TV the other week about the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Among its many stories, it talked about how the womens water polo team was favored to win. In a medaldetermining game, though, they were soon on the wrong side of a 4-0 score. And if life were a Hollywood movie, they wouldve squeaked by and won the gold. But they didnt. They were beat by the Netherlands, and received the silver medal. It always amazes me that these competitions are won by fractions of a second. The athletes are so talented, and the results are so close, and you think that maybe on another day, a different athlete or team wouldve won. Ive also been watching some episodes of Work of Art on BRAVO TV lately. Its a Project Runwaytype competition, but with artists, not fashion designers. While I love art and watching the creative process, Im not sure what to think of this show. While you can objectively judge athletes (how many goals are scored, who crosses the finish line first), judging art is much more difficult, and definitely more subjective. What makes it even more difficult is that these artists are working in different media, so youre comparing a photograph with a painting with an installation. I once knew an artist who refused to enter contests because she felt very strongly that art is not a competitive sport. Some of the contestants strike me as poseurs playing the Tortured Artist role to the hilt. Sometimes, it seems as if the ones who win on the program, or at least get to stay in the competition, are the ones who can make up the best story about their art. Its not necessarily the quality or the creativity of their work itself, but what they wind up saying about it. (Surely you know people like this at school or in the office the ones whose work is unremarkable, but can spin outlandish tales and talk a good game.) Of course, some might say that the art world is all about making up an image for yourself and how you market yourself. So maybe those who succeed on this show will succeed in the field. But sometimes it just strikes me as so arbitrary, what the judges declare is the best. Ive always thought that just because a book is No. 1 on the bestseller list doesnt mean its the best book. It just means a lot of people have bought it (and not even necessarily read it.) Its sometimes been a topic of conversation among fellow artists: would you rather write as poorly as a Dan Brown (or fill in the blank with the name of another non-literary bestselling writer) and sell a ton of books, or would you rather write well and sell fewer books? Because commercial books are rarely as well-written as literary novels. (Someone will inevitably say, OK, Ill write poorly and sell a ton of books and get filthy rich, and then be able to write the type of books I want to write. Its kind of the writers answer to being granted three wishes, and for the third wish, wishing for an unending number of wishes.) I understand that its called the publishing business or show business for a reason and that businesses want to make profits. And if youre writing or performing or creating, of course youd love your work to be experienced by as many people as possible. But more and more lately, its been striking me how, at least creatively, first doesnt always mean best. Look at American Idol. In my opinion, two seasons ago, Adam Lambert was so much better than whoever it was who actually won first place. (I dont even remember his name. And I wouldnt even be interested in buying his CDs.) Adam Lambert was definitely much more adventurous. His performances were dynamic, innovative. And this past season, I enjoyed listening to Crystal Bowersox, who came in second, much more than I did Lee Dewyze, the guy who came in first. Though he had his moments, ARTS COMMENTARY Lets hear it for coming in second NancySTETSON email@example.com ...Someone will inevitably say, OK, Ill write poorly and sell a ton of books and get filthy rich, and then be able to write the type of books I want to write. Its kind of the writers answer to being granted three wishes, and for the third wish, wishing for an unending number of wishes... an unending num b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r of w ishes... Lee was often out-of-tune, and looked decidedly uncomfortable on stage. But he was named the winner. The woman who came in second seemed the much better musician to me. Sometimes, the way to find interesting art/music/books is to go where the crowds arent gathering: the obscure channel at the end of the radio dial in a strange town, the college radio station, the tiny gallery on the side street, the book published by a small press. Not everyone can be first. But maybe, just maybe, sometimes, its better not to be.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 C9 GIVING BY CHRISTOPHER P. BRAY, JD, CPA ___________________________Managing director, Willow Street Advisors LLCLast November, The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article titled, Time to Convert? The article discussed the increasing number of families that have decided to convert their charitable private foundation into a charitable donor advised fund to reduce the administrative costs related to funding their charitable objectives. The article included the interview of a donor who established a private foundation in 2000 in order to fund and promote education and literacy programs. By converting the private foundation to a donor advised fund, the donor estimated that he saved at least 10 percent in administration costs instead of paying for his own lawyers, accountants and recordkeeping services. More importantly, the donor was able to shift significant amounts of his time formerly devoted to the administration of the private foundation to the charitable activities he enjoyed most.If you or your family are the founders or administrators of a family private foundation, you should strongly consider transitioning all or a portion of your private foundation to a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation of Collier County. Substantial savings of money and time are just a few of the reasons that you should consider taking this step.Cost savingsThe financial costs related to running a private foundation include financial accounting and recordkeeping fees, legal compliance fees, tax return preparation and compliance fees, account maintenance fees, grant administration and grant compliance fees, annual state registration fees, and other related administrative fees and costs. All of these costs can be completely eliminated by using the existing administrative infrastructure of the Community Foundation to achieve the charitable objectives of the private foundation. Tax savingsPrivate foundations are subject to annual excise taxes on investment income. In addition, unless a variety of complex distribution requirements are met, private foundations can be subject to onerous penalty taxes. These taxes are completely avoided through the use a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation.Time savingsThe administration of a private foundation consumes significant time in record keeping, check writing, grant administration, correspondence and follow up. This time can be better allocated to activities that make a direct charitable impact when funds are administered through a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. PrivacyAnyone with access to the Internet can obtain significant family and donor information by accessing a variety of public filings that are required for family private foundations. This detailed public information is limited significantly, and in some cases eliminated, when charitable activities are conducted through a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation.Expanded grant-making resourcesThe Community Foundation has made a substantial investment over the years in acquiring, maintaining, and updating significant financial, operating, and performance information on a variety of non-profits in a variety of areas in Southwest Florida. This information has proven to be invaluable to a number of donors with donor advised funds at the Community Foundation who are making important decisions on the allocation and disbursement of their charitable funds. Continued involvementAlthough legal administration of charitable funds shift from a stand-alone family private foundation to the umbrella of donor advised funds with the Community Foundation, a family can still pursue the exact same charitable objectives as they did through the family private foundation (without the hassles). In fact, more family involvement can be allocated to the charitable activities formerly conducted by the private foundation since so much administrative time has been saved by operating as a donor advised fund.After considering whether or not to transition their private foundation to a donor advised fund, most people ask, is the transition process difficult? The answer is easy: no. The IRS has issued a ruling that guides private foundations through this surprisingly simple process.Although the Community Foundation does not provide legal or financial advice, the philanthropic professionals at the Community Foundation can assist you and your advisors with considering whether or not this option might be right for you and your family. If you would like to discuss this topic in greater detail, call the Community Foundation. With assets of more than $60 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation, together with its fundholders, has granted more than $40 million back to the community. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 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 SPAGHETTI WESTERNS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: LEO (July 23 to August 22) Playing cat and mouse with a matter you dont really want to tackle wastes time, energy and, most important, an opportunity. Ask someone with experience to help you get started.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A shift in policy might not please you, but before you put up a No Go wall of resistance, examine the circumstances. You might be quite pleasantly surprised by what you find.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Yesterdays critiques about your methods might have already evolved into todays praise for your achievements. Good for you. Now go on and continue to build on your credibility.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An occasional temperamental flare-up might occur as you continue to help get things back to normal. Stay with it. You should soon get some idea of where to take things next.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A negative reaction to what you believe was a welldeserved request might mean that you need to reconsider your position and make changes accordingly.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Theres always room for someone new at the Sea Goats table. And the someone new this week could bring a message youve been waiting a long time to hear.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A pile-on of personal matters this week might seem too overwhelming to deal with. But handling them on a one-by-one basis could have you out from under it by the weekend.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A friend might need your good advice regarding a matter. Be supportive. But unless you can be absolutely sure you have all the facts, be careful about any suggestions you might be asked to offer.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A relaxed mood early in the week could give way to high-temperature disputes. The Aries Lamb should resist being pulled into heated quarrels that could really singe your wool.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Satisfy that practical obligation first, then you can feel free to indulge in your creative endeavors. Also, check for hidden or overlooked areas where repairs might be long overdue.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home is still the Twins major focus this week. But outside matters begin to take on added importance, especially those involving possible career moves. Stay alert for signs of change.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A travel plan might need to undergo some considerable adjustment because of unexpected changes. Keep an open mind and let the facts guide you on how you want to handle this.BORN THIS WEEK: Few things make you happier than bringing people together and helping to forge new friendships.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 C11 Early Bird$19 from 11:30am to 6pmLate Bird$24 from 6pm to close (three courses)300 FIFTH AVE. S. NAPLES, FLORIDA 239.262.4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 Bar Only complimentary buffet & LIVE MUSIC A TASTE OF Elegance WWW.NAPLES.BICEGROUP.COM50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE(under $120 only) Available Lunch Daily Available Dinner Mon-ThursLUNCH SPECIALS$9 Sandwiches with free salad and french friesLIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM TO 6PM TO GO MENU GET 10% OFFJOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO GET DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS LATEST FILMS Step Up 3D danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.comThe good: The 3-D in Step Up 3D looks great its bold, striking and vivid. The bad: Everything else about the movie is terrible. Surely the street dancing is good, you say. Maybe it is. Its certainly physically impressive. But for a movie in which everything relies on how well someone dances, its a critical flaw to never explain what makes this form of dancing good or bad. There are competitions, winners and losers and judges, but we never know what the judges are looking for. Its like a sports movie that doesnt share the rules of the sport. Returning from Step Up 2: The Streets is Moose (Adam G. Sevani), now a freshman at NYU. His parents want him to stop dancing and study engineering, which is a sure sign hes going to keep dancing. He meets Luke (Rick Malambri), who deems Moose a natural and invites him to meet the other members of the vault, a commune of sorts where Lukes friends live and dance. With $100,000 and their home on the line in an upcoming dance competition, the vault can use all the help it can get. Luke thinks Natalie (Sharni Vinson) can help the team as well, but shes also his token love interest, so artificial/ forced/tacky conflicts ensue. Much of the story ignores logic, reason and accountability. Luke follows everyone around with a camera, yet wants his filmmaking aspirations to be kept a secret. Heres an idea: If its a secret, dont follow everyone around with a camera. Also, Moose clearly looks up to Luke, but Luke is a terrible influence. Youre supposed to meet your lifelong best friend (Alyson Stoner) for lunch? Blow her off to hang with me. What, you have exams? Who needs school when you can DANCE! This is also the type of movie in which rivals bump into one another in nightclub bathrooms and dance moves determine who wins the showdown. Not sure about you, but Ive heard this is how all tough guys are settling their fights these days. But at least the 3-D looks great. And not for a second can you forget the movie was shot in 3-D, what with the bubbles, balloons, slushies and more flying into your face. It makes sense to use 3-D to make the dancing jump on screen, but why all the cheap gimmicks to go with it? Director Jon Chu clearly doesnt know where to stop, just like his performers dont know how to act. For the climactic dance-off, vault members wear brand new outfits highlighted by electronic lighting that perfectly synchronizes their dance moves. Visually this is very impressive. Then you recall theyre supposed to be broke and fighting for their livelihood, and wonder how they can afford such extravagant outfits with no money. And then it dawns on you for the final time: Right, all that matters is looking good. It isnt supposed to make sense. 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.Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew) After his little brother Sam (Tahan) dies, Charlie (Efron) promises Sams ghost that hell play catch with him every day at sunset. After five years of doing this, Charlie meets a girl (Crew), and it becomes harder to see Sam. Mr. Efrons performance is fine, but the story is such a sappy tearjerker it cant be taken seriously. That is, unless youre one of the women who cried during and after the screening I attended. Rated PG-13Predators (Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace) When a group of murderers is dropped in a foreign land, its members (Brody, Braga, Grace) must work together to fight off vicious alien monsters. Its as violent, action-packed and full of testosterone as youll expect. And there are some new predators here in the form of dogs and birds but too little context is offered for the story to have any meaning. We dont need much in this regard, but we certainly need more. Rated R.Knight & Day (Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Viola Davis) On her way to her sisters wedding, June (Ms. Diaz) gets entangled with a superspy (Mr. Cruise) and doesnt know if she should trust him or the FBI agents (Davis, Peter Sarsgaard) telling her hes gone rogue. Its nice to see Mr. Cruise having fun, the story keeps you guessing and the action is exciting without getting too ridiculous. In short, its exactly what its supposed to be. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> This is the rst 3-D feature lm to be shot entirely in New York City. did you know?
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Recognizedby Parents and Health magazinesFortMyers13550Reflections239-590-9994 CapeCoral2311SantaBarbara239-458-8700 Naples2700Immokalee239-593-9499 FREEKid sMealsAugust16-22Dine-inonly.Limit2FREEKidsMealspereachadultentre anddrinkpurchase.Forkids12andunder.Childrenmustbe presenttoreceivediscount.GoodAugust16-22,2010onlyat SouthwestFloridaJasonsDelirestaurants.deliciouBac--SchooSain Tastier +Healthier= Happier Naples City Improv, a group of actors and artists who perform short-form improvisational theater games and routines, take their spontaneous zaniness back to the Norris Center for a series of shows beginning Aug. 13. NCI provides a Whose Line Is It Anyway? kind of entertainment. Audience participation in the form of suggestions is encouraged in fact, is absolutely necessary for the show to succeed. In several games, audience members come on stage and set players in certain positions. In a couple of instances, the audience member is actually enticed to play the game with the troupe, although no audience member is ever pressured to participate The shows are for the entire family. NCI arose from a series of one-event dates in the spring of 2008, culminating in a one-night stand of comedy and standup in early July 2008. Several of those players wanted to continue and create a group, other players were added, and the group evolved from there. NCI has had many successful dates at the Norris Center in Cambier Park since the fall of 2008 and at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits on Immokalee Road. The group will perform a dinner show there on Aug. 21. NCI has performed for private organizations such as the Marco Island Yacht Club, The Club Pelican Bay, The Art League of Bonita Springs, Longshore Lake and the senior citizens group at the Norris Center.In February 2010, NCI was featured on the WGCU program CONNECT! That seven-minute profile can be seen at www.naplescityimprov.com. The website also provides more information about the group. Show time at the Norris Center is 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Norris Center at 213-3049. The premiere show is Friday, Aug. 13, with future shows on Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Dec. 17, and in 2011 on Jan. 14, Feb. 25, March 25, April 1 and May 6. Naples City Improv returns to Norris Center COURTESY PHOTOFrom left: Naples City Improvs Bonnie Knapp, Mike Santos, Meg Pryor, Craig Price, Steve Johnson, Todd Irby, Jim Corsica, Bukki Sittler and Doug Carman. Not pictured: Judith Gangi, Janina Birtolo, Nathan Jokela and Lucy Harris. The Naples Players has scheduled auditions for two shows coming up in the season ahead. Tryouts for Regrets Only will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14; for A Christmas Carol, auditions begin at noon Saturday, Sept. 11. No appointments are necessary. Regrets Only is a comedy that explores 21st century trends in marriage and relationships. The story follows a powerhouse attorney, his deliriously social wife and their closest friend, a successful fashion designer, as they navigate marriage, friendship and the repercussions of squandered riches. The show calls for: four women, two middle-aged, one in her 20s or 30s and a grandmother; and two men, both middle-aged. Rehearsals for Regrets Only: will begin Sept. 13. Performances in the Tobye Studio at the Sudgen Community Theatre will take place Oct. 27 through Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. WednesdaySaturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. A Christmas Carol is a timeless holiday classic, and adaptor John Jakes uses a unique dramatic concept in his vivid retelling of the timeless tale. Adding Charles Dickens himself as narrator, Mr. Jakes version adds new life and theatricality to the piece. Naples Players Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan directed the world premiere of Mr. Jakes production at his home stage in South Carolina. The show calls for at least 10 women and 11 men, ages 16-60; and six boys and five girls, ages 8-15. Singing roles are available and will be auditions at callbacks, if necessary. Auditions for A Christmas Carol will begin Oct. 4. Performances on the main stage at the Sudgen Community Theatre are set for Nov. 24-Dec. 19, at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. No roles are pre-cast, and everyone is invited to audition. Scripts are available at the box office for 72 hours perusal with a $20 deposit. Call the box office at 263-7990 to check availability. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10. Auditions set for Regrets Only and A Christmas Carol at the Sudgen
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 Three Dog Night COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFFON REGULAR PRICE ITEMS NOW THROUGH AUG 14TH *Does not apply to sale items, Kimmy Keys, Sandie Howe or Lindsey Toppino jewelry* OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR BREAKFAST TODAY? CALISTOGA WESTERN Airport Rd Naples, FL (239) 596-8840 Gulf Coast Town Center Ft Myers, FL (239) 466-8642 Coastland Mall Naples, FL (239) 352-8642 Our signature omelette with diced green peppers, green onions, Black Forest ham and cheddar cheese. Fine Italian Cuisine.Well Guarded Recipes.pasta fresh seafood daily specials homemade desserts Naples 935 Airport Pulling Rd. N. 239-566-1100 Monday Saturday Lunch: 11am 4pm Dinner: 4pm Close 15 Years of Culinary Excellence in Florida.Now Serving Homemade Pizza! BUY ONE LUNCH OR DINNERGET ONE 50% OFF PLEASE PRESENT AD Auditions on tap for Naples Concert BandThe public is invited to join the Naples International Film Production Association in supporting Film Florida, the states largest film industry coalition when it comes to Naples. The coalition will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburn Golf Resort. Representatives from the Film and Entertainment office, regional film commissions, industry associations, labor and private industry will be gathering locally to discuss issues that concern the entertainment industry, including job creation, the recently launched tax incentive program, tradeshows and an overall plan to help promote filmmaking in Florida. This is the first time Naples has played host to an organized group of professional filmmakers this size. Those who attend will be able to network with professional industry peers and learn how promote their business and talents statewide. The event is sponsored by the Naples International Film Production Association, the Naples Daily News, Sky Angel and Paradise Coast Film Commission. To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com. There is no cost to attend. The Naples International Film Production Association consists of filmmakers, directors, producers, technicians, actors and writers have organized to promote the film industry in Naples and surrounding areas with the intent of job creation, economic, cultural and intellectual stimulation. For more information, e-mail nifpas@gmail. com. Film coalition meets in Naples The Naples Concert Band will begin its 39th season of offering musical concerts for the greater Naples area and Collier County. Rehearsals start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Gulf View Middle School with the first performance of the season scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Cambier Park. All concerts are free and open to the public. Patrons are asked to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. To audition for the band, contact the band hotline at 263-9521 for further information or visit www. NaplesConcertBand.org. Auditions will continue every Tuesday until all positions are filled.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 Opera Naples will be holding auditions for its 2010-2011 season on Saturday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 9. The auditions are open to candidates for the following positions: secondary grand opera roles to be filled by regional professional Young Artists; paid chorus section leaders; volunteer chorus members; children ages 8-15 for the childrens chorus in an upcoming production; and students ages 10-18 for the student apprentice program. All auditions are by appointment only. The audition schedule is as follows: All positions: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, North Naples United Methodist Church chapel, 6000 GoodletteFrank Road. Chorus, teens and children: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, the ON Center for the Arts, 2408 Linwood Avenue. Regional professional Young Artists: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, North Naples United Methodist Church sanctuary, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road. To make an audition appointment, contact Opera Naples chorus master, director of educational outreach and music administrator Robin Shuford Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional Young Artists will be required to perform at least three arias in different languages and to provide a headshot and resume. Chorus candidates, students and children will be required to perform one selection in any language (aria, art song, folk song, hymn, etc.). An accompanist will be provided. Opera Naples Young Artist Program provides an artistically challenging environment for young singers ages 19-32 who are entering the opera field. Young Artists are eligible for leading roles in the companys operettas, secondary roles in Grand Operas and to understudy principal roles in the Grand Operas. Additionally, Young Artists may be utilized as chorus section leaders or soloists in various Educational and Community Outreach events, including concerts, the in-school tour and opera workshops. Chorus members may participate in one or more productions within a season. Chorus rehearsals will be held Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the ON Center for the Arts, 2408 Linwood Ave., beginning in September. No prior experience in opera is required. There are four productions that utilize chorus. One will be performed on risers using music and the other three are staged. Although there are positions available for paid section leaders, chorus members are volunteers. Section leaders are expected to have superior musical talent, strong musical reading abilities, diction knowledge and leadership skills. The Student Apprentice Program is a junior division of the Young Artists Program. It gives local students, ages 12-18 training and public performance opportunities in various Community Outreach concerts as well as the Family Opera. Select students are invited to sing with the Opera Naples Chorus. The Childrens Chorus will perform in one Grand Opera to be performed in February 2011.For additional information regarding Opera Naples 2010-2011 season audition opportunities, contact Robin Frank at email@example.com. To learn more about Opera Naples, visit www.operanaples.org. Auditions near for Opera Naples 239-304-9754 www.patrics.com
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 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. Naples, FL 34102(239) 659-7008 www.VerginaRestaurant.com VVER INAGHAPPY HOUR 57 PM DAILY HALF PRICE DRINKSDINNER: CHOICE OF SALAD, ENTRE, DESSERT AND GLASS OF BERINGER, $19.95. O ered 5-7pm VERGINA GOES TO NEXT LEVELG GREAT FOOD, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT AMBIANCE, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT DANCE CONTEST!LUNCH SPECIAL: SOUP OR SALAD AND ENTREE, $9.95 How did Nebraskan Alex Kava get to Florida? I was looking for a writing retreat when a friend invited me to her hometown of Pensacola, she says. I love the beaches and the area, so I bought a house on Blackwater Bay. That was in 2004. Six months later, Hurricane Ivan hit. Nine months after that: Dennis. I spent the first several years cleaning up. So, at some point, you put a hurricane in a novel, right? Here are the ingredients: A Category 5 hurricane approaches Pensacola; the Coast Guard finds a cooler filled with body parts floating off Pensacola Beach; a mysterious string of deaths plagues the medical facility at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Who do you call? Maggie ODell. In this, Alex Kavas eighth Maggie ODell novel, the intrepid FBI profiler-agent has her hands full. Assigned to team up with a Homeland Security official in dealing with the body parts issue, Maggie is thrown into this complex of interwoven concerns. Where did the cooler come from? How has it ended up near Pensacola? What is causing the fatalities among servicemen who have had limbs replaced? How will the approaching hurricane affect finding the answers to these questions? The medical issue is not directly Maggies concern. A Navy captain, the head medical doctor on the base, runs a surgical transplant program. He has invited an Army doctor, an infectious disease specialist, to help address the unknown disease. However, Alex Kava will bring this mystery and the mystery of the stray body parts into an unexpected relationship. The ticking time bomb of the approaching hurricane adds intensity and anxiety, and Ms. Kavas portrait of how different townspeople respond to the approaching threat is handled with impressive skill. In this novel, Maggie ODell is one of two heroic female figures. The other is Liz Bailey, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer whose exploits begin the novel and who just about takes it over at other times. For all of her courage, Maggie cannot imagine herself doing the kind of thing that Liz does; for example, being deployed from a hovering helicopter to secure people in danger or in this case to secure a floating container. With the hurricane on its way, Liz and people with her training might have plenty of work to do. Lizs sister and father are strong minor characters in the novel. So is her sisters muddle-brained husband, Scott Larsen, owner and director of a funeral parlor. Scott, anxious to find additional income to support his familys overspending, has agreed to rent his mortuary facilities to a fellow named Joe Black and to assist Joe in his endeavors. Joe needs to separate body parts from cadavers, then package and freezer-store them as part of his burgeoning business of supplying preserved body parts for medical research, medical teaching conventions, and perhaps recycling. Business is so good that demand is exceeding supply through the usual channels, and vulnerable people keep disappearing when Jack Black is around. Readers will be surprised at how Maggie ODell saves this day in this compact, fast-moving and thoroughly enjoyable novel. Now that Ive met Maggie, Id be happy to meet her again. And I wouldnt mind running into Liz Bailey again, either. More about Alex Kava: Any further employments of the Pensacola setting? I think one of your stand-alone novels is at least partly set in Florida. Yes, parts of Whitewash take place in Pensacola, Tallahassee and Chattahoochee. A restaurant in downtown Pensacola and its owners are part of a subplot in Exposed, and a body is found just outside of Pensacola in A Necessary Evil. So yes, Im sure Ill continue to use Pensacola and the Florida Panhandle. Whats your writing process like? Are you an outliner? A writer of fulllength drafts? Or do you write a chapter and revise immediately? I spend a good deal of my time researching, filling at least two 100-page notebooks with interesting trivia and facts. I also jot down bits of dialogue, character quirks, ideas for subplots and snapshots of chapters. When I actually sit down to write, I do it marathon style, clearing my schedule for hopefully a week if Im lucky, two weeks at a time. No appointments, no dinner or lunch outings, no phone calls, no e-mails. And I write from morning until after dark, every day, day after day. I like to know the first chapter and the last chapter, but how I get there has never quite been the same path. When Im finished, I have a pretty solid first draft because Im obsessive almost to a fault about editing while I write. Keep up with Alex Kava at alexkava.com.FLORIDA WRITERS Alex Kavas Damaged has the goods BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Damaged, by Alex Kava. Doubleday. 272 pages. $24.95 agreedtorenthismortuaryfacilitiestoa KAVA
C18 WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 10 Neighborhood Locations In Lee & Collier Counties View Our Entire Menu Online @ www.ribcity.com 403 Bayfront PlaceDowntown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhousewww.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur.-Sun. STONEYS STEAKHOUSE 1 for & potato$2995Monday& Friday Sunset Wine Dinner for Two 3 course menu for two$4995 & potato$2195Tuesday & Thursday & potato $ 24 95Wednesday Naples Best 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. 8/30/10Tavern on the Bay Naples 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 Napl N a p l 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 Martinis TUESDAY C reate Your Own WEDNESDAY 3 Course Italian Dinner (any pasta on our menu ) $14.99 $4 House Wine Major league baseball games every night! Friday the 13th PRE SEASON FOOTBALL BASH! Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Skins 7:30 P.M. Serving BEEF on Wik all night.Tavern on the Bay is THE OFFICAL HOME of the: Bualo Bills Backers! $2 Domestic Drafts $3 Vodka Shots $9.99 Beef of Wik Platters ALL NIGHT LONG! Wear your Bills jersey and 1st Domestic Draft is on the house! Social season begins with Hats in the GardenThe new social season begins in earnest with Hats in the Garden on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Naples Botanical Garden on Nov. 10. Emceed once again by NBC-2 anchor Kellie Burns, the afternoon will include featured guest Carloyne Roehm, jewelry by Faraone Mennella and a meal catered by The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Hats in the Garden is presented by Northern Trust and The Scotts MiracleGro Company. For information, call 6437275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. Eden Austism will benefit from galaThe Council of Hispanic Business Professionals second annual Gala Hispanos Unidos, an evening of dining and dancing, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Proceeds of this years event will be donated to Eden Autism Services, a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism. The council will again present the Talento Latino award to the winner of its Talento Latino contest for outstanding creative talent among the youth in the community. The group will also award scholarships to Youth Leadership Collier to two young persons who have demonstrated potential for leadership in the community. For more information, call 220-5995 or e-mail mjramos@CHBPnaples.org. Spay neuter clinic seeks sponsors for pub crawlThe third annual Pubs 4 Paws pub crawl to benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is set for Saturday, Oct. 23. The clinic is soliciting bars and restaurants to become sponsors by providing a free drink and appetizer to Pubs 4 Paws customers who take part in the progressive dinner party-style evening that goes from pub to pub around town. Sponsorship benefits include prominent name placement and advertising on the CSNC website, Facebook page and in all media materials. Last years sponsors report pub crawl participants also purchased additional items and invited friends and family to meet them at stops along the crawl. For more information and details about sponsorship amounts and benefits, call Tereza Marks at 390-0869 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE ogaa
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 A&E C19 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Wednesday Dinners Saturday Lunches Sunday Hors doeuvres Valid on Adult Tickets, subject to availability and can not be combined with any other offer The Best of the 50s, 60s & 70s Joe Marino Vocal & Guitar Sounds of Ron Rutz Sounds of Sinatra Tony AvalonBuy 1 Get 1 Price 239-352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., Napleswww.sweethartz.com FREE DOZEN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESWITH PURCHASE OF $15 OR MORE! Cookies ~ Cakes ~ Chocolates Made to order. Expires 8/30/10. Limit one dozen per customer.SAVE THE DATE Marco rescue group is having a HairballThe annual Hairball to benefit For the Love of Cats, Marco Islands no-kill rescue organization and shelter, is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Island Country Club. Bill Wood from Fox 4 News Rising will host the evening, which includes dinner, silent auction, a hole-inone Purrfect Putt game and a reverse raffle for a 42-inch LCD television. Cough up $90 per person and purchase tickets by calling 642-8674 or by visiting www.floridacatrescue.com. 50 is nifty for Fun TimeFun Time Early Childhood Academy celebrates its 50th birthday in 2011, and a big party is taking shape for Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Watch here for more information, or call 261-8284. AHA lunch goes Red for womanThe Go Red For Women Luncheon will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. The American Heart Association will use all revenues from the luncheon to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer Baggett at 2733618 or e-mail Jennifer.email@example.com. Heart Ball on tap for AprilThe American Heart Association will hold its Heart Ball Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. For more information or to purchase a ticket, e-mail Jessica Hughes at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinic sets date for block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic holds its annual block party on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. For ticket information, call 261-6600. United Arts Council celebrates the artsMasquerade Madness, the kick-off party for the United Arts Council of Collier Countys annual Celebrate the Arts Month, is set for Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Hilton Naples. The event will include dinner, entertainment and auctions and will spotlight the areas arts and cultural organizations. Save the date and check www.CollierArts.com, for details as the date draws near. Doctors showcase their other talentsThe Steinway Piano Society presents the sixth annual Physicians Talent Showcase on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at Sugden Community Theatre. Doctors from Lee and Collier counties already are tuning up to sing and play jazz, rock, country and classical numbers in the popular program that benefits the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund.Tickets for $75 per person will be available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office beginning Aug. 1. Talented doctors who would like to be in the show should call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 498-9884. Sponsors and volunteers are also welcome to call for more information about becoming involved. Join the Fun at Jacks!Poolside Food, Drinks & EntertainmentFeaturing Local Musical Talents Happy Hour Wed Fri 4 pm 7 pmLocated 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 SundayFridayDoc Dennis or the Groove Kings upstairs in the Club 6-9 pm SaturdayDoc Dennis from the Mambo Brothers 2-6 pm SundayPatrick Mitchell 2-6 pmBuy One EntreReceive 2nd FREEEqual or lesser value with purchase of two beverages.Valid Wednesday Friday only. Expires 8/31/10. (239) 213-1441
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.1. Lola Estrem 2. Kelly Salemme, Emma Carlson, Susan Carlson, Frank Adiutori and Amy Adiutori 3. Sonny Grech, Doreen LaPierre, Parker Borelli, Marianne St. Johns Larimar and Ed LaPierre 4. Kevin Dolan and Jonathan Richards 5. Julie OBrian, Nancy Cook, Michael Cook and Noah CookA KIDSCAN fashion show at the PGA SuperstoreSwing Into Style for kids with cancer 1 5 4 2 3PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, 6355 Naples Blvd., Naples; 593-5550 This relative newcomer manages to accomplish what many of the big boys dont: It delivers first-rate Asian fare with style and flair in an intimate and peaceful setting. Owners John and On Augsondthung are from Thailand but have a firm grasp on the intricacies of sushi, which Mr. Augsondthung expertly crafts while his wife handles the front of the house and an uncle takes care of the hot Thai dishes. A Fuji lobster roll melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago. Another clever dish is called tuna chips, which blends raw tuna, avocado, scallions and a spicy sauce with tortilla chips. Pad Thai devotees will swoon at Fujis version. Other standouts include lettuce wraps, ninja shrimp, royal duck curry and fried bananas served with blueberry jam and stripes of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Last reviewed 8/09Omei Chinese Cuisine 14700 Tamiami Trail; 254-8973Lovers of authentic Chinese food finally have a place in which to celebrate a widely misunderstood cuisine. Mark and Mary Cheng bring an elegant new standard to the region with their exceptional food and service. Youll find no egg foo yung or crab Rangoon on this menu, just imaginative, artfully plated real Chinese food. Never mind the name: order the salted pepper calamari, which consists of tender tubes of squid fried to perfection and topped with toasted garlic and onion. The Peking duck is always available and well worth ordering. Chilean sea bass with two sauces hearty black bean and delicate garlic was terrific, as were the mango prawns, with sweet mangoes and hot red peppers topped with pine nuts. Service was as polished as the cuisine. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Last reviewed 5/10The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748 At this lively gastro pub tartan-clad servers deliver well-prepared British fare in a room that appears to have been lifted whole out of the U.K. then plunked down in Naples. It offers a broad assortment of beers 25 on tap alone as well as a full bar that includes an impressive range of gins, bourbons, single-malt scotches and wine. The Scottish egg was a tasty concoction of hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs then fried. A spicy pub mustard completed the dish. An order of curry chips crisp fries with red and yellow curry sauces was plenty for two. The fish and chips (made with pollock) were excellent and the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger was large, juicy and delicious with bacon, cheddar and tangy-sweet barbecue sauce. For dessert, we shared a Tipsy Laird two slices of fried pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Last reviewed 2/10Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500Chef Tony Ridgway and his business partner, wine expert Sukie Honeycutt, have been integral members of the Naples dining scene for more than two decades and they still deliver inventive food and intriguing wines with gracious hospitality. The menu features top-drawer ingredients crab cakes full of big chunks of crab, shaved slices of grana padano atop a wellbalanced Caesar, fresh Florida seafood and a house-made apple galette with cinnamon ice cream that caused sighs of contentment from all at our table. Whether its comfort fare, such as a Bell & Evans herb-roasted chicken, or something more contemporary, like the grilled red snapper with mango salsa and potato and artichoke gratin, its perfectly prepared and purposefully plated. The staff is as polished and appealing as the menu. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Last reviewed 7/09Stoneys Steakhouse, 403 Bayfront Place, Naples; 435-9353 Im generally not big fan of steakhouses, but Stoneys is a noteworthy exception. An independent restaurant, Stoneys oozes grandeur and treats its customers like treasured guests while also providing great value and quality. From the oversized chairs with extra pillows for comfort, to the vast wine list, the tableside preparation of prime rib, bananas Foster and cherries jubilee, and the stellar service, Stoneys makes a meal a special occasion. I can recommend the French onion soup (which comes with a pair of scissors for snipping the cheese), a lobster-stuffed portobello mushroom, the well-seasoned prime rib, grouper Provencal over Parmesan risotto and the aforementioned cherries jubilee. An added bonus: Entrees come with side dishes included in the price. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 12-18, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., Strip House at the Naples Grande: For T-Bones and Tequila, Executive Chef John Schenk and an ambassador from Don Julio will pair steakhouse cuisine with specialty blue agave tequilas and guide guests through the flavor profiles of the four-course meal; $75 per person, plus gratuity; 598-9600 for reservations. Saturday, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway leads a class called Organic or Not, in which participants will compare the taste of organic and nonorganic items, discuss what constitutes organic food and how to decide what you eat; $40, 1300 Third St. S.; 2625500. Reservations required. Saturday, Aug. 14, noon-2 p.m., Sur La Table: Join Sur La Table and McCormick & Schmicks for a demonstration of how to grill whole lobsters; free, Mercato. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Wine 101 participants will learn how to taste wines and discover the differences between whites and reds; $20, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Test your taste buds as the Decanted team leads a blind tasting; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m., Rumrunners: This Caribbean-themed benefit features food from Blu Sushi, The Flying Pig, The Joint, Norman Love Confections, Rumrunners and Sea Salt, plus drinks, a silent auction and music, all to benefit Barbaras Friends The Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund; $125, Cape Harbour, Cape Coral. Make a reservation by calling 985-3550. Wednesday, Aug. 18 and 25, 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. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Jorge de la Torre creates easy vegetarian dishes using all-natural and organic produce, grains and vinaigrettes; $10, Mercato; 552-5100 or register at www.acteva.com/go/ lifestylecenter. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE 8 9 be d fr om e Joint, um runsi lent e fi t n s e W p p. m Jo rg vege t an d o vi naigre t regist e li fe s Cu The kota psiti ($15) baked chicken was expertly rendered, the skin crisp, the meat juicy and well-seasoned all the way to the bone. Green beans sauted with onions and tomatoes were delicious. Only the lemon potatoes, which were very salty, disappointed. One large wedge of baklava ($3), with its multiple layers of ultra-thin phyllo stuffed with walnuts and honey, was the perfect finale to this well-seasoned dinner. Service throughout our meal was excellent, as it appeared to be at the other two tables that were occupied while we were there. (Is it any wonder why so many Bonita Springs restaurants close for the summer?) If you find yourself longing for a minivacation, consider a trip to Zorbas. While short in duration, a meal there will imbue you with a taste of Greece likely to linger long after youve returned home. Besides the bounty of grand, historic ruins, among my fondest memories of traveling in Greece is time spent in the countrys unpretentious, hospitable tavernas. Whether large or small, their owners welcomed visitors as warmly as they did locals, serving bountiful portions of freshly prepared foods and making sure that no ones glass remained empty for more than a nanosecond. Owing to a memorably festive evening on Naxos and the subsequent day, which Id like to forget my ouzodrinking days are past, but my fondness for the simple yet soulful cuisine of Greece endures. I was reminded last week of the pleasurable aspects of my time in Greece during dinner at Zorbas Greek Restaurant in Bonita Springs. Although its situated in the midst of sprawling strip shopping center rather than standing alone in a neighborhood or village center, its interior resembles the typical taverna in many ways. It begins with the dining room dcor that includes Greek key pattern (faux) molding rimming the room above large paintings of classic Greek scenes panoramas of gleaming white roofs on island homes that extend to the waters edge; the soaring Acropolis of Athens with the 2,500-year-old Parthenon at its top; and small fishing boats bobbing at the dock beside colorful homes in the waterfront village. Blue chairs line tables topped with cheerful whiteand yellow-checked tablecloths. Archways divide the dining room from the bar, and a couple of televisions in the bar display a running loop of still more scenes of Greece. The only element missing was the convivial chatter of people mingling and exchanging small talk with friends at other tables, although Id bet that happens here during the busier winter months. The wine list features 16 selections, all available by the bottle or glass. The majority are Greek, which means most people arent going to be all that familiar with them. Our server inquired as to the types of wine we typically drink then made some suggestions. There were three whites we were considering so she quickly produced well-chilled bottles of each and poured samples. We settled on the Boutari Santorini, which had a citrusy nose and tasted of lemon and stone fruits with just a hint of spice. It was fruity without being sweet, just as the server had said, and proved a fine companion to the food that followed. Zorbas menu includes many Greek signature dishes hummus, tzaziki, feta and olives, stuffed grape leaves, gyros, souvlaki and grilled octopus among them. For whatever reason, there are also several varieties of pizza as well as manicotti, chicken and eggplant parmesan. Considering the plethora of Italian restaurants at which these are available, I saw no reason to try them when so many tempting Greek options beckoned. For diners who have trouble settling on a single dish, Zorbas offers several combination platters. We sampled five cold dips offered on the cold mezedes ($13). Mezedes are essentially Greek versions of tapas and Zorbas also has a hot version as well as a larger, mixed dish. We dipped warm pita bread and slices of cucumber in to each dip. Skordalia has a potato base, seasoned with garlic and oil. Tirokafteri melds feta, hot peppers and olive oil while tzaziki is a mild blend of yogurt, garlic and cucumbers. Taramosalata features briny fish eggs, bread, olive oil and lemon and hummus is the classic chickpea, garlic and oil dip. They varied in flavor, texture and intensity, each appealing in its own right. This would be a great choice if you were planning to have a few drinks and a snack. karenFELDMAN email@example.com Authentic food, hospitality reign at Zorbas Greek Restaurant Zorbas Greek Restaurant>> Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6-$16; pizzas, $9-$14; entrees, $12-$24 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs as well as at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Saganaki, hummus, dolmathakia, grilled octopus, avgolemono soup, moussaka, fried calamari, gyro, shrimp Athenian >> Volume: Low to >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.zorbagreekrest.com >> Etc.: Zorbas closes for vacation Sept. 1-19Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sunshine Plaza, 9106 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5005SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know Dolmathakia, rice-stuffed grape leaves, are staples of Greek cuisine. Zorbas serves them with tzaziki and pita. w h c l o v a s h y o g at which saw no w hen so eek options s w h o ub le a h r s b it ers. d five f ered on z edes ($13). r e essentiall y o ns of ta p as an d T ch d m l la s t u hon e t o t h i s S ervi c was excell e h e other tw o h ile we we r h which had a citrusy m on and stone n t o f spice u t bein g s erver ed a t he n a l w ell n an d C onsido f Italian htheseare th w h h h these are reason to man y Our other appetizer was dolmathakia ($8), rice-stuffed grape leaves, which were tender and lemony, a refreshing starter on a steamy evening. The kitchen proved equally adept with hot dishes. Shrimp Athenian ($20) consisted of a generous mound of al dente spaghetti topped with large shrimp covered in a creamy sauce of melted feta cheese white wine, tomatoes, garlic and onions. The wine and feta dominated, but the other flavors added complexity to the excellent sauce. Kota psiti, the Greek name for baked chicken, is known for its savory seasoning, which infuses the meat all the way to the bone.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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