ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 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. 50 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 Top dogHumane society wants to know who will be Naples next superpooch. A14 Wine notesNaples festival assembles the Perfect lot; SWFL fest announces signature vintner. C16 Perfect pitchFGCU faculty and students sing praises for the new Bower School of Music. C1 Foreign buyersReal estate customers coming from around the globe. B1 Southwest Florida YMCAs, and those around the country, are changing their ubiquitous red and black Y logo for the first time in 43 years. As part of a rebranding effort, the old Y is being recast in the light of bright, bold colors and forward-thinking design. We have gone to a wider color palette because we know the Y is a lot more vibrant, says Robin Murchison, director of organizational advancement for YMCA of the Palms in Naples, one of seven between Collier County and Sarasota making the changes. The communities we serve are more vibrant and diverse. The YMCA will also encourage people to call it simply the Y, since thats what most people call it anyway. And they are using new language to sum up its goals including, For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility. The aim is to better communicate the Ys ability to serve the latest social needs and problems, even as it retains a Christian identity and the ethos of a healthy body, mind and spirit, values that have been in place since the YMCA was founded in London in 1844. Were very well positioned to meet unique community needs like lifestyle health crisis due to poor nutrition; to balance work and civic responsibilities; and provide outlets for volunteerism and civic leadership, Ms. Murchison says. The Naples Y, she adds, reaches more than 25,000 people per year in the community, 10,000 of them children. That includes brothers Andrew Csotty, 7, and Joel Csotty, 10. They were heading out the door Thursday afternoon with their grandfather, Steve Csotty. I love the Y, Andrew said. Its awesome. After 43 years, it s time for rebranding BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE YMCA, A13 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Lets talk. Florida once maintained the now-unlikely title of second-largest producer of beef cows in the nation, the same nation where 76 million children were born between 1946 and 1964 the so-called baby boomers. For the boomers who now range in age from 46 to 64, lets talk has become a mantra of personal relations. If you wonder what them apples have to do with those oranges, consider this: Many a nowaging boomer took his or her first lessons in sex while observing livestock on a farm or ranch.BOOMERS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION A N OCC A S I O NAL G ENERATI O NAL S ERIE S SEE SEX, A8 BABYBOOMER Per f ect pitc h F GCU facul ty and student s s i ng p raises f or the ne w B ower S chool of Music. C 1 Foreign buyer s R ea l estate customers com i n g from around the globe. B 1 B B B B O O O O O O O O M M M M E E E E R R R R R S S S S I I I N N N N T T T H H H H E E E A A A A F F F F T T T T E E E E R R R R M M M M A A A A T T T T H H H O O O O O O O F F F F F T T T T T T H H H E E E E E S S S S E E X X X U U A A L L L L R R R R E E E E V V O O O O L L L L U U U U U T T T T T I I I I O O O O N N N N N SEX e a y. Florida Weekly dives into the minds of local sex experts.A8 >>inside:
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 For the first time in my life, I sat down last week to talk about sex with pure strangers, along with a few people I know and admire. I would never have agreed to those conversations unless I was being paid to do so. But that was the case, which probably makes me a sub-prostitute. Some places are urban and some places are almost urban, or suburban. Some people get paid to have sex and some people get paid to almost have it to talk about it. (Its tough, being a journalist.) As a baby boomer born in 1953, when about 4 million children arrived in a country of just over 160 million people, I ought to be able to speak freely about sex to anyone, anytime. And if Im a hard-core boomer, a 1960s or s-style free-love boomer, I even ought to be able to have sex anytime, or to have once had it any time, with anybody. But nothing could be further from the truth. Talking about sex because you have to is about as pleasant, for me, as the notion of sitting butt-naked on a cactus because you have to. The first time I had to, I was 12. A few nights earlier, while camping under the stars with my 14-year-old cousin, Mary, I touched her breast, or at least the thick sleeping bag obscuring what I thought would be the location of that mystical and extravagant body part reported to me in books and the images of a single magazine secreted away by a friend. I probably came within at least six inches of the intended target. She didnt move, I withdrew my hand, she reported me to the proper authorities, and the next day I was busted. Daddy picked up the rifle and said, Lets go for a walk, which had always been one of the things I loved most about living in the summer mountains. This time, though, I wanted to be anywhere else the North or the South Poles would have done just fine. We sat in the pines on a hillside above the ranch house for 30 of the most excruciating minutes Ive ever known while he candidly, clearly and gently explained the facts of life to me. My father didnt like talking about sex either, I suspect, but he did. And that fact much more than the facts he shared resonated with me all my life. Which is why Im saddened to learn from several people who make careers talking about sex that too frequently baby boomers have failed to address the subject openly and early enough for their own children to benefit. That isnt always the case, of course, but it should only rarely be the case. If one is responsible for children or grandchildren, it becomes essential to talk to them about this most compelling instinct and need before they grow too old. Experience and research both show that, plainly. Its kind. Its responsible. Its essential. So why do we so often fail to raise the subject when we should, sometimes allowing our children to spend years struggling through who knows what messes before they can come to terms with the single most extraordinary gift that nature has given men and women? Sometimes it isnt merely cowardice. Fort Myers therapist Stacey Brown, a brilliant funny person if there ever was one, tells me that people (boomers or anyone else) who emerge from families where abuse or alcoholism or some other problem exists may have a much harder time talking to their children about sex. But no matter who you are, it has to be done. And it better be done early. Nowadays, what used to happen in college settings might routinely happen in high school, or even middle school, where children know a lot more about life than I did, even when I was in college. The first time I had a chance to participate in the free love culture, I was 18. Id just moved into a co-ed dorm on a big Midwestern campus, where I took up residence with a hip guy named Jimmy, from St. Louis. He was so hip, that one day when I pulled the cap off my pen to take notes in an English class, I discovered hed stuffed the barrel of the pen with weed, or maybe something more potent. He was hiding it, not giving it to me, and I promptly flushed it down the nearest toilet. A few nights later, about midnight, wed turned the lights out in our room, and I lay naked the way I customarily slept under a single white sheet, wishing the air conditioning would work. Suddenly the door banged open and a tall, seal-sleek woman, utterly naked, appeared like an angel from sex heaven, standing in the doorway. She wobbled into the room, paused only for a moment, then moved in my direction. Jimmy baby, she mumbled drunkenly, before collapsing fully on top of me. I was completely mortified so frozen, in fact, that when she realized her mistake and rose to stagger over to Jimmys bed (Youre cute, too, she told me) I became too embarrassed to get up and leave. Even after Jimmys bedsprings began to creak like an old barn in the wind, I didnt want to be seen naked. A day later, in violation of every uninhibited tenet of the baby boom generation Id ever heard, I moved into a mens dorm for the remainder of my freshman year, and after that onto a farm outside of town. Id lasted six weeks in drugs, sex and rock n roll land, and that was enough. Baby boomer or not, the only two things Ive ever understood about sex are that one, its the biggest gift and most powerful language two people can speak; and two, it cant be done well without love. And love, classically defined, is simply acting for the good of another. Which is why if we love our children, we should talk about sex with them right off the bat. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States should serve as a moment to reflect on tolerance. It should be a day of peace. Yet the rising anti-Muslim fervor here, together with the continuing U.S. military occupation of Iraq and the escalating war in Afghanistan (and Pakistan), all fuel the belief that the U.S. really is at war with Islam. Sept. 11, 2001, united the world against terrorism. Everyone, it seemed, was with the United States, standing in solidarity with the victims, with the families who lost loved ones. The day will be remembered for generations to come, for the notorious act of coordinated mass murder. But that was not the first Sept. 11 to be associated with terror: Sept. 11, 1973, Chile: Democratically elected President Salvadore Allende died in a CIA-backed military coup that ushered in a reign of terror under dictator Augusto Pinochet, in which thousands of Chileans were killed. Sept. 11, 1977, South Africa: Anti-apartheid leader Stephen Biko was being beaten to death in a police van. He died the next day. Sept. 11, 1990, Guatemala: Guatemalan anthropologist Myrna Mack was murdered by the U.S.-backed military. Sept. 9-13, 1971, New York: The Attica prison uprising occurred, during which New York state troopers killed 39 prisoners and guards and wounded hundreds of others. Sept. 11, 1988, Haiti: During a mass led by Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide at the St. Jean Bosco Church in Port-au-Prince, right-wing militiamen attacked, killing at least 13 worshippers and injuring at least 77. Aristide would later be twice elected president, only to be ousted in U.S.-supported coup detats. If anything, Sept. 11 is a day to remember the victims of terror, all victims of terror, and to work for peace, like the group September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Formed by those who lost loved ones on 9/11/2001, their mission could serve as a national call to action: (T)o turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone. Our Democracy Now! news studio was blocks from the twin towers in New York City. We were broadcasting live as they fell. In the days that followed, thousands of fliers went up everywhere, picturing the missing, with phone numbers of family members to call if you recognized someone. These reminded me of the placards carried by the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina. Those are the women, wearing white headscarves, who courageously marched, week after week, carrying pictures of their missing children who disappeared during the military dictatorship there. I am reminded, as well, by the steady stream of the pictures of young people in the military killed in Iraq and in Afghanistan, and now, with increasing frequency (although pictured less in the news), who kill themselves after multiple combat deployments. For each of the U.S. or NATO casualties, there are literally hundreds of victims in Iraq and Afghanistan whose pictures will never be shown, whose names we will never know. While angry mobs continue attempts to thwart the building of an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan (in a vacant, long-ignored, damaged building more than two blocks away), an evangelical minister in Florida organized a Sept. 11 International Burn the Koran Day. Gen. David Petraeus stated that the burning, which sparked protests around the globe, could endanger troops. He was right. But so does blowing up innocent civilians and their homes. As in Vietnam in the 1960s, Afghanistan has a dedicated, indigenous, armed resistance, and a deeply corrupt group in Kabul masquerading as a central government. The war is bleeding over into a neighboring country, Pakistan, just as the Vietnam War spread into Cambodia and Laos. Right after Sept. 11, 2001, as thousands gathered in parks around New York City, holding impromptu candlelit vigils, a sticker appeared on signs, placards and benches. It read, Our grief is not a cry for war. This Sept. 11, that message is still painfully, regrettably timely.Lets make Sept. 11 a day without war. 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.Sept. 11: A day without warWho is trapped in a deeper, more inaccessible bunker? The 33 Chilean miners getting food, water and messages from the outside world through a tiny borehole, or Rahm Emanuel and the fellas at the White House who have apparently not yet received word that the American public is summoning itself for a shattering rejection of the administrations spending? President Barack Obama floated another $50 billion in infrastructure spending in a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee to union supporters as part of his highly touted, long-delayed pivot to jobs. But this is not a pivot, let alone to jobs, and makes you wonder if the Obama team realizes its not February 2009 anymore. The administration already lavished more than $100 billion on infrastructure in its first stimulus bill. This new round of proposed spending is supposedly different because it will be fully paid for, in Obamas words, but Congress has been struggling to reauthorize the transportation bill that expired more than a year ago precisely because its so hard to cover its costs. As for jobs, only the handful of believers in the summer of recovery will think that another shot of infrastructure will do anything for the job market soon, if ever. The entire political-media establishment has now awakened to the catastrophe awaiting Democrats in the fall. A new CNN poll found that among independents, Republicans lead by an outlandish 62 to 30. Among voters who dislike both parties one in five voters Republicans now lead by 38 points. Thats a landslide, among voters who dont even like them! To beat back the coming wave, Obama is resorting to tactics and arguments that will only augment it. He wants to write George W. Bushs name onto the 2010 ballot, even though hes been safely retired back to Texas for two years. In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, 58 percent think Republicans will pursue different policies from Bush. Obamas insistence otherwise smacks of backward-looking blame-shifting. In Milwaukee, Obama congratulated himself on his campaigning ability. But his signature strength on the stump is derision. Obama is not even pretending anymore to represent a different kind of politics. On anything not involving foreign policy, its slashing partisanship all the time. For the first time in the Washington Post/ABC News poll, a majority says he has not brought needed change to Washington, once his trademark promise. Obamas domestic program has become one enormous wedge issue, the classic definition of which is anything that drives a wedge between the bulk of the electorate and a politicians core supporters. While most people want less of Obamas program, his base wants more. Obama could ease off his spending to try to take the edge off the brewing backlash, but that would anger his supporters. Instead, he promises his union members yet more infrastructure projects. His new proposals for business tax breaks are paid for not with spending cuts, but countervailing business tax increases, lest the left throw a fit.Amidst a potentially historic revolt against the status quo, the former agent of change offers only more of the same. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Deep in the Obama bunkerBY RICH LOWRY amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly B Y R IC H LO WR Y richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION
Liz Anderson eats well on visits home to Moraira, a sunny Spanish town on the Mediterranean coast. That tends to happen in a place where family is central to life and food is central to family, especially when your father is a retired chef. When she goes back to her childhood home, there are nieces, nephews, siblings and constantly, it seems, something good coming from the kitchen. Imagine gathering around a steaming pot of regional paella, a dish made with rice, seafood, pork, chicken and peas. Its family thats the key word to everything, Ms. Anderson says. We all get together, eat together, enjoy each other. Her parents still live in the same apartment she grew up in, and in Moraira, she sleeps in her childhood bedroom. In Naples, where she has lived for 25 years with her husband, life is lived at a faster pace. Here, Ms. Anderson runs an exercise studio, CrossFit Blaze, with her husband and son. Before that, she invested in real estate and worked as a substitute teacher for Collier County schools. She loved being a wife and mother, and she loved to dance. Though perhaps life didnt taste quite as sweet as in Moraira, she lived well. But last April a diagnosis of breast cancer put everything on hold. The cancer had been undetectable by touch. There was no lump, but a routine mammogram picked it up. Whats more, it was a late-stage, aggressive form of the disease. Ms. Anderson was 46 years old. It was a huge shock, she says. I have no family history, never smoked or drank, was of normal weight and I ate pretty well. Her father hesitated to tell her mother, to whom the diagnosis meant a death sentence. She was terrified, Ms. Anderson says. The word cancer represented something so terrible. They didnt know about the treatments. In the process of researching her disease, she came to the conclusion that the cancer was in the cards for her all along. She believes it was in her DNA makeup, even though no one else she knows of in her family has had it. My mom thought it was the stress of living in America that gave me cancer, she says. I said, Mom, cancer is in Spain, too. Cancer is everywhere. Ms. Anderson survived a year fighting the disease, which included a bilateral masectomy (a decision she says she didnt hesitate to make, because the cancer had spread throughout her chest), six rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments. On June 22, doctors told her they couldnt find any cancer left in her body. In late October shell travel to a clinic in New Orleans where doctors will reconstruct her breasts. Shes gained 20 pounds for the procedure. Basically, theyre taking it from here, she says, putting her hands on her lower back and thighs, and putting it here, she adds, redirecting them to her chest. She laughs. (My doctor) told me the more fat there is, the bigger I can make them. Her hair fell out during the treatments and has grown back in thick and wavy, but is still much shorter than before. The disease has changed her in other, more significant ways as well. Cancer has changed me, no question about that, she says. Moving forward means Im not the same person. I appreciate life more and I feel like Im really living now. Im present in life. Im no longer a bystander. I feel like Ive been allowed to have a second chance in life for a reason. And I want to help other women who have cancer. That includes promoting Barbells for Boobs, a fundraiser for Mammograms In Action coming up at CrossFit Blaze on Saturday, Oct. 2. The money will help raise awareness about the importance of routine mammograms which Ms. Anderson says saved her life and for women who cant afford them. A recurrence of her disease is something shell have to watch for from now on. Its a journey, and from now on cancer will always be with me, she says. At the exercise studio last week, lifting a pair of barbells as the song Jump Around pumped through the speaker system, she radiated the warm glow of recovery. Later she planned to cook a salmon dinner for her husband. Unless you knew how radically her life had been interrupted by cancer in the last year, youd see little sign of the embattled survivor. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 15 MINUTES In the midst of the good life, an unexpected diagnosisBY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.com >>What: Barbells for Boobs A fundraiser for Mammograms In Action >>When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 >>Where: CrossFit Blaze, 5465 Jaeger Road, #10 >>Cost: Donate $20 to participate in the Amazing Grace workout (a $35 donation includes a T-shirt). Kids activities, mini-boot camp, jewelry auction, games, raf es, smoothies and more. >>Info: 825-5819 or www.barbellsforboobs.org. in the know COURTESY PHOTO Liz Anderson and her son Jason
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 That was a long time ago. For the generation reputed to have lifted the taboo on the touchiest three-letter subject in the Western world by doing it and talking about it more openly than any previous generation, apparently it has come to this: 48 percent of todays dating baby boomers have sex once a week, but only 36 percent of married boomers can match that frequency. Not only that, claims a study produced last year by the American Association of Retired People called, Sex, Romance and Relationships: AARP Survey of Midlife and Other Adults, but a decade ago 41 percent of boomers felt they had to be married to have sex, a figure that has dropped to 22 percent now. And 85 percent of men but only 61 percent of women say that having sex nurtures a higher quality of life. Especially for a whopping 25 percent of the 1.2 million residents of the Southwest coast who qualify as baby boomers (thats a rough estimate based on U.S. Census figures), Florida Weekly wonders what all this means. Here, we look for answers from licensed marriage and family therapists who also hold the states required license to provide sex therapy and from several baby boomers themselves, who appear none the less wise for being amateur rather than professional observers of the boomer scene.From the horses mouthMen and women can only become healthy with sex when the act is not seen as sinful or wrong, suggests Jill Haughie, a 47-year-old Neapolitan who grew up in Minnesota, in a family that didnt discuss the matter. Next, they must feel comfortable about their own bodies and the other persons. Last, they must feel safe to explore and pleasure themselves and their partners in ways that play with but also defy past images that are harmful. Not only that, she adds, but defining a generations sexual character simply by its birthdates may be simplistic. Religion, education, socioeconomic class, and so many other demographics play a part in ones sexuality, too, she notes. When the boomers were young, their parents often members of the greatest generation or one close to it may or may not have talked to them about sex. And if they did, it may or may not have been in time. Janet Aiken, for example (the name is a nom de guerre at her request), a late40-something native who grew up on or around farms in Florida and Tennessee, was a head cheerleader who dated the quarterback at her Southwest Florida high school. When I decided I was going to engage in premarital sex, I made an appointment with my doctor and told my boyfriend, and he went with me and waited in the lobby, she recalls. I had the stupid, invasive, foot-in-stirrups exam, and got my prescription (for birth control pills, which had come on the market at the beginning of the 1960s when the first boomers were about 14 or 15). We waited the appropriate time until we knew the pills would work, and then we had sex. And not too long after that, maybe a month or two, my dad came into my room to have a heart-to-heart one night because he thought we might be getting too serious. I told him it was too late, we were already too serious. Her father flipped out, she puts it in flawless boomerese, and threatened in a rage to go kill her boyfriend. He also questioned what kind of person she was, and what kind of husband she could ever expect to acquire after that, she remembers. Her mother asked them all to go for a drive so her sisters wouldnt hear. He drove around with Mama in the front seat not saying a word and me in the back crying my eyes out. It didnt go on long, maybe 15 minutes, before smack out of the blue Mama yells, You arent going to kill anybody! Hes a teenage boy just like you were. I dont know who you think you were, but he is just like you and they love each other and I will not have you driving around with my daughter saying ugly things so you turn around and take us home this very minute and I mean now and dont you say another word! And buddy, he did just what she said.Sex education, boomer styleThe timing of her sex education, at least, may reflect something typical in the youthful experience of baby boomers, although Ms. Aikens parents and family remain deeply and intensely devoted and loving, she says and that may not be typical. When parents werent even willing to bring the subject of sex up, many a boomer went to one of the few other seminal research sites for information: Playboy Magazine, for example (founded 1953, maximum circulation 1970s), or The Joy of Sex (1972, updated 2008). Early on, there werent many more public resources than that. But nowadays boomers (or anybody else who wishes) pushing the frontier of middle-aged sex angst peruse the Internet or hover beside tall shelves crammed with hundreds of sex titles publicly and prominently displayed in national-chain bookstores. Naturally, for all that available knowledge much of it churned out by boomer-driven media some boomers must still be excused for citing livestock when they try to rope a runaway sex question. Like this one: What does sex mean nowadays to you? Well, Ill tell you: Two bulls were standing on the top of a hill, one young and one old, when some heifers wandered into the valley down below, replies Bruce Strayhorn, a 57-year-old native son and lawyer who long since learned the necessary art of the oblique reply. Unmarried, an avid hunter and fisherman and the devoted father of a daughter who studies at Auburn University, cheers on the Florida Gators and travels overseas to help poor Africans, Mr. Strayhorn is frequently a serious and attentive man. He comes from several generations of ranchers, lawyers and judges here, and continues to raise cattle. So the young bull says, Lets run down and screw one of them. And the old bull says, Lets walk down slowly. And screw all of them. Male-centric as that humor may be, it reveals an obvious truth, suggest marriage and sex therapists: Boomers may age, and their hankering for sex may be more leisurely, but it remains a compelling force in their lives. I dont think we can ignore the physical sex portion. Its real. We are driven by the chemicals in our bodies, says Pamela Smith, a Naples-based LMFT. But heres a thought: Perhaps sex is physical and intimacy is romantic. And both are good for you. Its healthy for everybody to be thinking and reading about sex, notes Stacey Brown, a highly regarded Fort Myers LMFT. Dr. Brown is not officially a boomer at 45 and energetically engaged in raising three daughters with her husband, theater director and drama professor Stuart Brown, she misses the generational cut-off by a year. But she considers herself a tailend baby boomer, she says. My mothers generation never ever talked about sex. It was a quiet thing, a personal thing for them. But when my girlfriends get together and the wine starts flowing, as baby boomer women they feel freer to dissect it, to wonder what if, to share knowledge. Which leads one to wonder what the men do and share, if they have to talk about sex. Dr. Brown offers two serious answers, but one is based on professional experi-SEXFrom page 1 Boomers talk sex Rick Russell on sex and rock n roll:Mr. Russell, a 54-year-old professional musician and artist, is a member of the longtime Southwest Florida club band Deb & the Dynamics, as well as a founder of Stringtown, an experimental folk, rock and blues group. He plays guitar, Dobro, harmonica, drums, mandolin, piano, and other instruments. I think sexual desire, bravado, and the suggestion of carnal pursuits have always been a part of music. If you go way back in recorded history youll see that many of the great classical composers were icons of debauchery and carnal pursuit. The fact that they were in bands helped them considerably. Vivaldi, a priest, wrote his Four Seasons while living in sin with two sisters. It was adultery that doomed Mozart to a paupers grave and syphilis that left Schuberts symphony un nished. During these various periods of history of the masters there was an entire subculture of peasant folks, serfs, gypsies and others who really kicked up a storm by their res at night. The music was wild and free, and very sexual. In both worlds libations owed while the music played. Two infamous social lubricants at work. It is often thought that sex, drugs and rock n roll came about with the advent of the s and baby boomers, peace and love, Woodstock and Altamont. But people were outraged when Elvis did his thing on the Ed Sullivan Show. The fact of the matter is that these wild dances, gyrations and overtly sexual maneuvers had been a mainstay of traveling medicine shows in the rural south for years before. Also, the church itself was an unlikely bedfellow in that many great rock n roll moves and gestures were born there in the euphoric trappings of those wild and sweaty tent revivals. So I cant say us boomers did anything but keep the ball rolling. Where there is music, there is sex. Always was, and always will be. Ive always remained monogamous as a musician and as a result Ive been very happy on that path emotionally and creatively. Still, one cant help but get worked up by Bo Diddleys Who Do You Love, Springsteens Pink Cadillac, Big Mama Thorntons Bumble Bee where she sings of a stinger as long as my right arm! I find myself using the same veiled sexual innuendos in my own song writing, and quite proudly, I might add. carrying on a time-honored tradition. There are worse things in this world than two willing participants engaging in sexual relations. Stacey Brown, LMFT, Fort Myers: Im not sure my mother even knows Ive had sex yet. But now people of our generation are taking their 13-year-old daughters to gynecologists Some are making the decision to provide birth control at 14 or 15 not because theyre giving permission. Putting them on birth control pills is not permission but prevention. Nobody wants to be raising grandbabies. Kids have always fooled around and always will, but nally were getting a little smarter about it. Society has changed, media attitudes in general provide more information about health, so now sex is more of a health and wellness thing rather than a taboo or terrible subject. But it has to be dealt with early. Some teenagers are giving oral sex in hallways of high schools, thats very common. There are porno pictures of boobs sent over e-mail to football players, for example, and parents our age are shocked. But parents are more willing to confront it now. If I had done that, I would have been killed, or sent away. Now we can say, This is not good behavior, its not healthy behavior. So the indiscretions of youth are being faced head-on more often, which I think is a huge improvement.Pamela Smith, LMFT, Naples:Did boomers rede ne sex, or did the drug industry rede ne sex by introducing the birth control pill in 1960 along with the technology to provide safe abortions or pills and (the Supreme Court decision) Roe v. Wade in 1973? I think the boomers happened into those circumstances, rather than creating them. So we were going in the direction of no rules and free sex and a culture a lot more permissive until the 1980s. And maybe that slowed down in the s with the AIDS epidemic, a huge a new concern. All of this is so frame-worked within the baby boomers era. In the s and s, they were adolescents, and in college and they had birth control and Roe v. Wade and being single and being able to have different sex partners. In the 1980s, that slowed a bit, and then these boomers came of an age when the sexual male wasnt what he used to be but guess what? Viagra comes along, in 1998. So its like the world revolves around boomers, whether from the standpoint of medical technology or from the standpoint of wealth. Is all this better? Some things have de nitely improved. We used to say, if a man called for an appointment, we knew things were really bad. Now, men call me more than women. This sexual experience isnt what I want it to be, they might say what can I do to seek help?Robert Barrett, LMFT, the Barrett Institute of Marriage & Family Therapy, Port Charlotte:Younger people have a totally different regard for sex than we baby boomers did and a lot of that is because of baby boomers. Baby boomers are more open about sexuality than previous generations, and that transferred directly to pop culture, and the media. That has also transferred to succeeding generations. Some parts are positive and constructive. The part not positive is when theres a disregard for dignity and respect. If people are treating each other with disrespect, they treat others with disrespect, including in matters of sexuality. Not constructive. A more open attitude a sense that sexuality is a normal part of being human, and humans are a very sensual sexual animal, is healthy. Its healthy to understand and accept that. But it needs to be contained with a sense of decency toward each other. So, its one thing to show pornography thats disrespectful to other people, and another to enjoy eroticism. Eroticism to me is really cool. Read the Song of Solomon in the Bible, and youll see how sensual and erotic that is in many ways. But pornography is a different thing. Its degradation not just of women but of anybody something too blatant and too crude. Eroticism can have some social graces. The beautiful nude statues by Michelangelo, for example, are works of art. But poor taste regarding sexuality is a piece of work, as opposed to a work of art. RUSSELL BROWN WITH DAUGHTER SMITH BARRETT
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com ence. Through my practice and working with couples, I can say that sex is always an issue, she observes. Its not the first thing they bring up they might talk about money, or parenting, or anger but its frequently at the forefront, and they just dont want to say so. Her other answer is casual but revealing. Theres no way some men will talk about sex unless theyre joking, she concludes. For Robert Barrett, a 63-year-old Port Charlotte-based therapist, baby boomers dont typify any single experience. Instead, they reflect the human experience, albeit one saddled or equipped as the case may be with unprecedented quantities of information. I cant speak for the baby boomer generation because I think there are more than exceptions to the rule, and there are no rules in human sexuality, he says. A baby boomer who is more openminded about sexuality reflects just that individual. I would like to think I see a trend, that hopefully were more progressive and open minded, but I dont see it. Has the boomers view of sex changed since they were young? Absolutely. All the media attention on sex makes it so different than when I was a kid. But I dont think weve come that far. To me, American society is still pretty sheltered and restrictive.The (sexual) way forwardSo what do boomers do about sex now? The answer may be, what they can, especially if they can distinguish between the physical act and the romantic act, and understand the value of each. Women traditionally have used sex to put comfort around them homes, cars, lifestyles, says Dr. Smith. Now, if you dont need it and you can get your own job, what is that going to mean? Not only that, she points out, but one of the great dilemmas among boomers is that typically men want more sex than women, in her estimation. So now women are faced with a huge challenge: Theyre done having children, their hormones arent what they were 20 or 30 years ago, and theyre desiring less sex. The biggest reason people come to see me is that they have a gap in their sexual desire, and that causes problems in the relationship. There are some chemical solutions that can enhance the desire of both women and men, the experts say, but more important may be simple understanding. What my research shows is that couples (who distinguish between sex and intimacy) can now have sex with one another because they just get along better, Dr. Smith concludes. It isnt a have-to, its a wanting-to. Now, its not really about sex, but about the fusion, about relaxing, about changing the pace. That doesnt mean the boomers are particularly good at passing on what they know, or getting ahead of the game with their own children, since their parents often didnt with them. Dr. Smith gives the boomers poor grades sometimes, suggesting theyve relied too much on institutional sex education, and not enough on themselves. As part of a sex education experience with university graduate students, I was shocked to learn how little their boomer parents had taught them, she admits. Dr. Smith helped teach a class in which 15 students, the children of boomers, were asked to interview somebody out of their generation about sex, and report their findings. Most of them chose their mothers, she recalls. They reported their mothers had never talked with them about sex. Baby boomers who came of age when sex was supposedly free and there were fewer or no rules, werent talking to their kids. They werent comfortable about it, and perhaps they were handing the job over to the schools. And that means that boomers today may not have a clue about what really happens or happened in the schools now populated by their children or grandchildren. One thing I think shocks baby boomers is the attitude of todays young folks toward oral and gay sex, says Ms. Aiken. Its part of the changing landscape. I was by no means virginal at marriage (100 years ago), but, I had no clue what oral sex was nor what homosexuals did behind closed doors. And todays kids, in middle school I know from my nieces and nephews know what oral sex is and lots of their friends do it, even without having intercourse. How did that happen? I knew what my friends were doing, sex-wise, in high school and it was plenty. But not that. And nobody I knew ever talked about gay sex. Middle-schoolers today know all about that. COURTESY PHOTOFrom the 1972 manual, The Joy of Sex (updated 2008), to such titles as Rideem Cowgirl, Elevator Sex, Sex Over 50, The Orgasm, She Comes First, or the uninhibited The Guide To Getting It On all prominently displayed in a Southwest Florida Barnes & Noble bookstore sexual literature has become commonplace, thanks in part to the baby boomers who insisted on open exploration of the subject.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Island Stories tells of those who settled Marco IslandAs a human being, no area of human activity lies outside my range of interest. Terence, Roman playwright (185-159 B.C.)Terence (alias Publius Terentius Afer) was born in Africa, an assumption made because Afer (meaning Africa) was part of his name. There are a lot of assumptions about this revered comic playwright, a slave who was captured during the Roman occupation of North Africa and taken under the wing of a Roman senator who freed and educated him. Terence died in 159 B.C., but his work survived and was so widely read that the German Abbess of Gandersheim Monastery (est. 850 C.E.), asked Cannoness Hroswitha of Gandersheim to write something so the nuns would have something else to read. Hroswitha of Gandersheim is today considered Germanys first female literary writer and a lover of wisdom, a unique role for women in a time where few endorsed intellectual life. So what?Thats what I was saying, too, when I learned this is what middle-school students learn at least according to Kidapedia. When I delved deeper into these scholarly writers, flashes of the introduction on Beavis and Butt-head of Terrance (as in Canadian Terrance and Philip) to South Park fans aggravatingly lingered. I wondered why Florida students dont have to study American history, civics or local history in order to graduate from high school. I questioned my mental flashes of cartoon characters and was comforted by this observation made by Ralph Waldo Emerson: There is one mind common to all individual men. Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. Since every discipline in human activity is a piece of our history, irreverent comedies are as well (thats my story and Im sticking to it) especially ones that are now considered a classic piece of 1990s youth culture, for they show us a piece of who we (they) are and perhaps will be.Crackers, colonels and Collier citizensHistory is nothing more that a form of storytelling that has the ability to enchant (or revolt) the young, the old and the cynics as well as the Pollyannas. Remembrancers throughout history, such as the Roman Terence and Cannoness Hroswitha of Gandersheim (and yes, even Beavis), have always been keepers of the stories, and among them none is more than the writers of local history. Their stories capture the human activities that give us a sense of who our community is as a whole as well as who we are.Elizabeth Perdichizzi and Katherine Kirk are local storytellers and the authors of Island Voices: They Came to Marco Island. Their remembrances take readers on a journey of the three communities that made up the island of Marco, a community whose booming economy once put Naples to shame: Marco, Caxambus and Goodland. Marcos first island voice was that of an inventive millwright named William Thomas Collier, who landed on the lower west coat of Florida in 1871 with his wife, Becky, and their nine children. Caxambas was settled in 1892 by William Roberts (Roberts Bay bears his name) and Capt. Charles Johnson (for whom Johnson Station on the hill called The Heights is named). Island Voices readers also learn about Fredrick Ludlow, The Pineapple King, who had a formal education at Cornell University in pharmacology and came to Florida for his health. And about Alan Thomas Stephens, who migrated from Georgia and landed on Caxambus in 1901 with five children, including the red-haired, 13-year-old Tommie Camilla Stephens, who eventually would take this area to new heights by partnering with Barron Gift Collier. Goodland, named because of its rich soil, consisted of a 40-acre shell mound when it was settled in 1871 by Johnny Roberts, who later sold to Samuel A. Pettit after the Civil War. Gary Pettit, a descendant of Samuel, received the first scholarship from the Marco Shell Club and went on to study marine biology. He worked for the city of Naples and still gives lectures at the Naples Preserve and Naples Pier. As I embraced every story in Island Voices, I came to view it not as just a history book, but as a private coffee chat between its authors, who love their community, and me, who loves people who value family and home. Oscar Wilde said that people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. If remembrances are of value to you, I feel certain you will want to meet Elizabeth Perdichizzi when the first-ever Naples Waterfront Stone Crab Festival comes to Bayfront Place Oct. 23-24. BY LOIS BOLINSpecial to Florida Weekly At Physicians Regional, were pleased to welcome Robert S. 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The eighth annual Marco Police Foundation Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Island Country Club on Marco Island. Cost is $110 per person and includes breakfast and luncheon. All proceeds benefit the Marco Police Foundation scholarship and police emergency funds. For more information or registration, contact Richard Shanahan at 860-4354 or Debra Sanders at 248-7419. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next scramble on Friday, Oct. 8, at The Quarry. Admission includes cart and green fees, two mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, three complimentary drinks on the course and lunch following the tournament. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. For more information or to sign up, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. The 19th annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founders Cup is set for Friday, Oct. 15, at Grey Oaks Country Club. A buffet lunch will be followed by tournament play with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. An awards reception and dinner will follow the game. Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. All proceeds benefit the FGCU Foundation. For registration or more information, contact Michelle Kroffke at 5901074, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.fgcu.edu/foundation. The East Naples Professional Firefighters hold the second annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Mustang Club at Lely Resort. Golf package includes a round of golf, cart, prizes, catered banquet and an awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information, call Sean Hunt at 641-2383 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament takes place Monday, Nov. 15, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The event pairs foundation supporters with some of the biggest names in golf. Only 24 foursomes, plus the pros, will participate. The day begins with breakfast and golf demonstrations and ends with an awards luncheon. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to a dinner auction Friday, Nov. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event benefits The Immokalee Foundations various educational programs. Presenting sponsor for 2010 is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; gold level sponsors include Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Apolito at 430-9122. The eighth annual Ave Maria University Golf Classic takes place Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2-3. The Scholarship Soiree on Dec. 2 takes place at The Country Club of Naples; the tournament is played at Ave Maria. For more information, call 280-2580. The National Kidney Foundations Cadillac Golf Classic takes place Monday, Dec. 13, at Tiburon Golf Club. The four-person scramble competition is open to all male and female amateur golfers. For more information, call Bryan Williams at (407) 894-7325, ext. 305, or e-mail email@example.com. The Southern Seniors Golf Association holds its Presidents Trophy competition Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 23-27, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club. The mens tournament is a 54-hole, two-man-team round robin format. For more information, call Dulany Hall at (912) 638-3969. The 16th annual Terra Cotta Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday, April 8-11, 2011, at the Naples National Golf Club. Entrants in the 54-hole stroke play tournament will play 18 holes per day. Entry is $175 and includes the breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Proceeds will benefit a local childrens charity. The tournament winner will receive Scratch Players and R&A World Amateur Ranking Points. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place. The Terra Cotta is an invitational; however, applications are encouraged. For more information, visit www.terracottainvitational.org. The PGA and golf tournaments go hand in hand. For local organizations that host tournaments to raise funds for charitable causes, the PGA Tour Superstore has a program that adds extras to entice more players to participate. This program is part of our overall philosophy of becoming involved in the community, says Doreen LaPierre of the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples. The store offers prizes and incentives including a $1,000 shopping spree for the winner of a hole-in-one contest and a $20 gift card and a 45-minute practice bay certificate for every tournament participant, along with driver or putter fittings, hole sponsor signage, discounts on in-store merchandise and/or gift card purchases and bulk pricing on items that can be used as player gifts. The store also organizes a silent auction to help raise funds for the event. The Naples PGA Tour Superstore cover 40,000 square feet and has six simulators, a putting green and chipping area, four practice bays, a full-service club repair and fitting facility, racquet stringing service and golf and tennis apparel and equipment for children, men and women. There is also a clubhouse area that can be used for meetings and events. For more information, call Ms. LaPierre at 384-6380. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*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.Golfers can tee up to benefit area charitiesPGA Tour Superstore likes to help make charitable tournaments better
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 The thrill of the hunt with every shot. Tame the beastthe next fairway on Tom Fazios two courses at Bonita Bay East. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. DAILY PLAY. $45 PER PLAYER. $35 AFTER 12PMbook a tee time: BonitaBayEast.com or call 239-405-9002. On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75.Rates and availability subject to change without notice. Proper dress required. Program pricing available to rst 50 players or by October 31, 2010. JOIN NOW! SEASONAL ELITE PLAYERS PROGRAM only $3,495! for a limited time Search begins for Naples Next Top DogHumane Society Naples has launched the first Naples Next Top Dog Model contest, with the winner to be in the spotlight and on the runway at the societys 12th annual Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Yacht Club. To enter the Next Top Dog competition, pet owners must submit their canines photo, a completed entry form and $10 entry fee to Humane Society Naples. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.hsnaples.org and returned to HSN via fax or e-mail. (All entrants must be spayed or neutered.) HSN will post the photo and set up a web page for each entrant where family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can vote for $1, with all proceeds going to HSN. The pooch that receives the most votes will be declared Naples Next Top Dog Model and will have star billing at the Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show, where humans model fashions from Marissa Collections while their four-legged friends from HSN step out in canine couture from Pucci and Catana, Fifth Avenue Souths newest pet boutique. A silent auction is also part of the afternoon affair from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 11. Deadline for online voting is Monday, Nov. 1. Tickets to the tea and fashion show are $110 per person. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, call Patricia Connell at 643-1880, ext. 18, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. $25,000 grant will help clinic care for stray catsThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic has been awarded a $25,000 grant funded through sales of the Florida Animal Friend Spay and Neuter license plates. The grant will allow CSNC to provide approximately 625 cat sterilization surgeries through a method known as targeted Trap-Neuter-Return. It is the largest amount of funding to ever be awarded locally to address the problem of free-roaming cats. TNR is a full management plan in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns and rural areas are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated and sterilized by veterinarians. Kittens and tame cats are adopted into good homes; healthy adult cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of volunteers. CSNC will partner with local cat caregivers, rescue groups and volunteers attempting the TNR approach. Free-roaming cats tend to live in groups also known as colonies. Targeted TNR is a method of trapping and neutering an entire colony before moving on to surrounding colonies in a specific geographic area. Newcomer cats entering completed colonies are immediately trapped, neutered and vaccinated. If you are seeing free-roaming cats in your neighborhood or if you know someone who is feeding free-roaming cats, contact CSNC with a location, and the cats may be included in this grant project. For more information, or to inquire about how you can participate, call CSNC at 514-7647 or visit www. collierspayneuter.org. Since the clinic opened in August 2009, its staff has performed more than 4,500 spay/neuter surgeries. Farm City BBQ committee ready to serve2010 marks the 55th annual Farm City BBQ, celebrating Farm City Week. Executive committee members responsible for the strategic development and oversight of the day-before-Thanksgiving tradition this year are: Cyndee Woolley, chair; Jessica Macera, assistant chair; and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Russell Budd and Steven Kissinger. The mid-day meal traditionally attracts about 1,000 people and has raised more than $100,000 that has been returned to the community in the form of donations to youth leadership development programs. The Farm City BBQ is supported through local partnerships with community leaders including Barron Collier Companies, Ave Maria Development, Waste Management of Collier County, Collier Enterprises, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, University of Florida IFAS Extension, Collier County 4H Foundation and PBS Construction. Hosted by the Nobles Collier Packing Plant in Immokalee, this years event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. Tickets are $20. For more information about the barbecue and sponsorship opportunities, call Ms. Woolley at 571-3174 or e-mail cyndee@ c2-com.com. Congressman speaks at Marco Police FoundationThe Marco Police Foundation welcomes Congressman Connie Mack IV as guest speaker for Lunch with the Chief beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at CJs on the Bay. Cost is $15 for foundation members and $20 for others. For reservations, call Debra Sanders at 248-7419. NEWS BRIEFS STEPHEN WRIGHT / COURTESY PHOTO Sparky takes to the runway during last years Humane Society Naples Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show Saturday, September 2510 am 3 pm FREE Admission Boat Tours Kayak Trips Nature Trail Kids Crafts Touch Tank Lectures Nature Films Live Music Plus... Food Vendors and Much More! Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples(between Walmart SuperCenter and Prime Outlets) 239-417-6310 rookerybay.org Sponsored by:COSTCONaples National Estuaries Day
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Step 1:First our installers remove all the old doors and drawer fronts.Step 2:After the doors and drawer fronts are removed, all the cabinet surfaces are hand sanded and prepared for laminate application.Step 3:Laminate is applied over the entire cabinet surface using a commercial contact cement.Step 4:After the laminate is complete, new custom doors and drawer fronts are then installed on the cabinetry. Saturday, Sept. 18, 10am-4pmRegister now for Adventure RaceRegistration is open for the first 50 adventurers who sign up for the first annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. Friends of Rookery Bay and Up A Creek Kayak Tours present this 3K kayak race on Henderson Creek and 4K run on the nature trail at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Awards will be presented for the top three finishers in each category (men, women and relays), and all finishers will receive a medal. Registration is $35 for individuals and $60 for two-person relay teams and includes admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, race T-shirt and post-race refreshments provided by Costco Naples. Kayaks are not included. Proceeds benefit youth science education, environmental research and community outreach programs at Rookery Bay. Registration is open through Nov. 30 at www. rookerybay.org or call by calling 293-6232. Rookey Bay needs helpers on the trailFriends of Rookery Bay needs volunteers to help with trail maintenance in preparation of National Estuaries Day later this month. The Snail Trail needs trimming, pruning, weeding and exotic plant removal. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 16 and 23. Helpers are also needed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (shifts available) on National Estuaries Day, Saturday, Sept. 25. This free event offers boat tours, guided kayak trips, lectures, childrens activities, music, food vendors and more. Contact volunteer specialist Donna Young at 417-6310, ext. 412, or e-mail donna.young@dep. state.fl.us for information and to sign up. Naples Botanical Garden will close from Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Oct. 1, to allow workers operating huge equipment to move large trees and palms to new locations, to sculpt a series of seating mounds and to begin the finishing touches on three new gardens that will open later this fall. The entire Garden will be a temporary construction zone during these 11 days, with construction equipment rolling around the property moving earth and large specimen trees, Brian Holley, executive director, says. Weve tried to time this closing period so as to minimize the inconvenience to our visitors. Theyll get to see the changes from afar when we reopen for regular business on Oct. 2, he adds. Visitors will be amazed, Mr. Holley promises, when the new gardens officially open on Saturday, Nov. 13. A special construction force, including four Balinese master craftsmen, has been hard at work developing The Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden, The Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden which will include the Buehler Family Foundation Enabling Garden and the Jeannie Meg and Christopher B. Smith Labyrinth and the Water Garden. The Garden re-opened in November 2009 as a 170-acre property with 90 acres of natural preserve, cultivated gardens of Brazil and the Caribbean and an interactive Childrens Garden. Since then, more than 85,000 visitors have toured the property. Starting Saturday, Oct. 2, the Garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, visit www.naplesgarden.org. Garden must close so it can growMore than 1,000 volunteers are expected to join Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. for Ocean Conservancys 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept 25. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, local volunteers will be able to pick up cleanup supplies and set out to remove trash and debris at Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, Naples Pier, Bayview Park, Rookery Bay, Cedar Bay Yacht Club, Marco River Marina, 10,000 Island Nature Preserve, Tigertail Beach, the Goodland and Jolie bridges and canals throughout Golden Gate. International Coastal Cleanup Day is the worlds largest volunteer effort mounted to protect oceans, lakes, rivers and canals. Since it began in 1985, more than 7.8 million volunteers have removed more than 135 million pounds of trash from the worlds shorelines. During the 2009 cleanup, 500,000 volunteers removed 7.4 million pounds of debris, in 108 countries and 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This years theme is A 25-Year Sea Change. For more information, call Ms. Compton at 580-8319 or visit 222. keepcollierbeautiful.com. KCB is a private, nonprofit agency and affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, whose mission is to encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their environment. Through science-based advocacy, research and public education, Ocean Conservancy strives to inform, inspire and empower people to speak and act for the worlds oceans. For more information, visit www.oceanconservancy.org. Sept. 25 is cleanup day along the worlds coastlines COURTESY PHOTO The labyrinth in the Florida Garden is under construction.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING Women control 60 percent of the wealth and make 80 percent of the purchases in the United States. In health care, the majority of our colleagues are women; they control 85 percent of all health-care decisions and make up 60 percent of our patients. Some 21 million women will turn 50 by 2013. Over the next 25 years, an additional 28 million women will become part of our population and 16 million will become seniors. In this context, I am proud to announce that the NCH Healthcare System has joined the Spirit of Women, an elite coalition of American hospitals and health-care providers that ascribe to high standards of excellence in womens health, education and community outreach. Our membership in the coalition will help solidify NCH as a regional leader in womens health education and community outreach for women and their families. Our Spirit of Women goal is to improve the health of women and their families through innovative community outreach education in such critical areas as cardiac disease, osteoporosis, breast health, cancer, sleep health, menopause, incontinence, diabetes, healthy pregnancy and more. In the coming year, we will offer a variety of Spirit of Women programs including major educational initiatives, community wellness events and informative e-mails and literature. Well get the program rolling with Spirit Girls Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Telford Auditorium. The evening will focus on positive attitudes and actions to increase breast cancer awareness and bone and joint health. Reserve your place by calling 552-7554 or visiting www. spiritofwomen.com. Were also planning a Day of Dance on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, with emphasis on health and wellness lifestyles for women. The idea behind Spirit of Women is to inspire and empower women to take control of all aspects of their lives physical, mental, spiritual and emotional by taking a holistic approach to personal health and family health care. From nutrition to exercise, from skin care to stress management, from financial planning to getaway travel, from preventive medicine to disease management, Spirit of Women will help guide us in the coming years. For more information on how to get involved in this exciting initiative, call Pat Read at 552-5557 or e-mail Pat. Read@nchmd.org. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. NCH understands the power and Spirit of women W t l 60 t f th allenWEISS email@example.com Orthopedics for kids opens Naples officePediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida has opened an office in Naples at 1280 Creekside St., Suite 101. Drs. Brett Shannon, John Churchill and Matthew Wagner diagnose and treat musculoskeletal deformities and injuries such as broken bones and join, ligament, tendon and muscle problems in infants, children, adolescents and young adults. They specialize in sports medicine as well as in congenital and developmental conditions such as scoliosis, limb deformity and spina bifida. Dr. Shannon and Churchill are board certified in pediatric orthopedic surgery, and Dr. Wagner is board eligible. For more information, call 4325100 or visit www.pedsortho.net. Tomsick joins local dermatology specialty groupDr. Robert Tomsick has joined the Division of Dermatology at Physicians Regional Medical Group, the multi-specialty group practice affiliated with Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Tomsick joins the team of Dr. Stephen Ducatman and Craig Eichler. His expertise includes with all types of skin cancer and sun damage, as well as patients with a family history of skin cancer. As a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery and the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. He was a resident in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a resident in dermatology at the University of North Carolina before completing a fellowship in Mohs surgery at the University of Miami. Most recently, Dr. Tomsick was a full-time faculty member in the Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 3484325. STRAIGHT TALK Making the drive over the river and through the woods means a lot to Grandma (Grandpa, too); in fact, it means more than anything else, a new study shows. The Next Chapter study of older adults was commissioned by Vi and conducted by Penn Schoen Berland among nearly 800 U.S. adults between the ages of 65 and 80. Formerly known as Classic Residence by Hyatt, Vi (pronounced vee) owns and operates older living communities across the country, including Bentley Village in Naples. In the study, nearly six out of 10 older adults said they would like to spend more time with family and do more traveling during the next chapter of their lives. In fact, grandparents see their relationship with their grandchildren as one of the major things of importance in their lives, so its no surprise that grandparents fancy spending time with them. To better understand older adult aspirations, the study points out other activities that older adults want to do more of during their next chapter: Endless love. Approximately one third or 34 percent of older adults responding to the Vi study are looking forward to spending time with their spouse. Fiction or non-fiction? Three out of 10, or 34 percent, of those polled want to take time to read during their next chapter. Make a difference. Two out of 10 respondents look forward to doing some type of volunteer work. Lets get physical. Nearly two out of 10 expressed they would like to exercise more. Shes crafty. Sixteen percent of older adults surveyed look forward to pursuing hobbies. Nice to meet you. One out of 10 respondents intends to forge new relationships. Bolshoi or Broadway? Nine percent of older adult respondents anticipate engaging in more cultural activities. Make hay while the sun shines. Heading to the office or other work site is still a priority for 6 percent of older adults polled. To make the most of time spent with grandparents, Vi offers these things to keep in mind when planning a multi-generational family gathering: Engage the kids beforehand: Young adults know how to have fun. And since they are the main attraction for Grandma and Grandpa, keeping them happy is vital to hosting a grand gathering. To give kids a sense of control over how the day will be spent, get them involved in party duties such as house cleaning, decorating,Study shows what hope the next chapter bringsolder adults SHANNON CHURCHILL WAGNER TOMSICK SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOKatherine Bentley, center, surrounded by her daughter, three granddaughters and two great-grandsons at Bentley VillageSEE CHAPTER, A17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 NEWS A17 Classes for coping with vision lossLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss is collaborating with the Division of Blind Services to present classes to help people who are going blind or having vision loss. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier, 424 Bayfront Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. Topics covered include: 1. Skills for safe, independent navigation at home, work and in the community. 2. Skills to live independently and safely at home: tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, grooming and other daily living tasks. 3. Use of assistive technology, from large print displays and Braille, to accessing e-mail and the Internet with talking PCs. Lighthouse of Collier Inc. also has magnifiers and optical character readers available to the public for evaluation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Fall is season for flu vaccinesWith flu season starting in Southwest Florida, Millennium Physician Group is providing the influenza vaccine at all 17 office locations. This years vaccine has been developed to protect against H3N2, H1N1 and the influenza B virus. The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone ages 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine and that the following high-risk groups should be first in line: Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old Adults 65 years of age and older Pregnant women Children and adults with chronic health problems (asthma, COPD, blood disorders, immune system disorders) Millennium Physician Group has two offices in Naples. For more information, call 249-7800 or visit www.MillenniumPhysician.org. Prostate cancer screenings offeredOne in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While the disease is very common, its also very treatable when caught early. Thats why 21st Century Oncology along with participating Prostate Cancer Institute urologists in Collier County are offering complimentary prostate cancer screenings through Oct. 31 in honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Prostate cancer can be detected early through a digital rectal exam paired with a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) screening, a simple blood test to measure the amount of antigen in the blood. All men age 50 or older and men age 40 or older with higher risk, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer at a young age, should be tested every year. To make an appointment for a complimentary screening, contact any office listed on the Prostate Cancer Institute website, www.menscancercenter.co, or call (800) NEW-HELP. TO YOUR HEALTH 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 ALL AGES & ALL LEVELS AS A TEAM WE ARE ONE WANNAPLAYVOLLEYBALL ? FREE 14 & Under CLUB TryoutsTryout Information at vfcvolleyball.com BOYS & GIRLS Sept. 9th 6-8 pm Sept. 10th 6-8 pm Sept. 11th 10-Noon Sept. 12th 3-5 pm Southside Christian Church 7800 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Fl 33907 TADPOLE VOLLEYFROG SCHOOLSIGN UP ONLINE: www.leecountyymca.org or EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.orgAGES 6 YEARS OLD TO 8TH GRADE. www.vfcvolleyball.com VOLLEYFROG VOLLEYFROG FLORIDA CLUB menu selection, collecting coats, cookie decorating and activity planning. Planned activities: Grandparents enjoy working together with their grandchildren on a craft project or watching the young ones create on their own. Check out the local craft store or surf the web for age-appropriate activities to incorporate into the visit. Teens might want to challenge grandparents to a game of cards or learn a new game, such as chess or bridge. Spending time looking through family photo albums is another great way for grandparents to share memories and spur lively conversation. Food for all ages: Plan a menu that pleases adults and children; finger foods, such as chicken strips, mini sandwiches, vegetable platters, pasta salads, nacho chips and salsa, work well. And remember: Indulging in dessert is an activity in itself for most youngsters. Limit distractions: They have become so commonplace its hard to separate, but leave the kids video games in the car and put your own smart phone away. Television also can be disruptive and impede socializing; instead, opt for a little background music, which tends to unite and sets a festive tone. CHAPTERFrom page A16
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 Pets of the Week >> Cee Cee is a quiet, beautiful and friendly adult Himalayan mix. Her adoption fee is $35. >> Stanley is an active, 4-year-old poodle who gets along well with other dogs and is way too smart. His adoption fee is $250. >> Thelma is a 5-year-old purebred Rottweiler. Shes mellow, gorgeous and strong. Her adoption fee is $250. >> TomTom is a 3-yearold Maine coon mix who adores people and insists on lots of contact. His adoption fee is $55. To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. Prompt action can save a pet with kidney diseaseSafe driving means securing your petveterinarians dont recommend that pet lovers wait a day or more after the onset of symptoms in the hope that a problem will go away on its own. When sick pets finally arrive at the veterinary hospital, 75 percent of kidney function can already be gone for good. Wait much longer, and the chances of survival are not good. For younger dogs and cats, a kidney problem is more likely to be acute, the result of a poison, such a pet ingesting anti-freeze, lilies (typically cats) or grapes/raisins (typically dogs). No matter whats the cause of suddenonset kidney failure, the treatment needs to be swift. At the very least, the pet will need to be placed on intravenous fluids, and may need antibiotics as well as other medications to suppress vomiting and diarrhea. The treatment plan is designed to help flush the kidneys while supporting the rest of the body through the crisis. If the intervention is successful, the animal will be left with enough kidney function to survive, though perhaps with chronic kidney issues that will need lifetime treatment. Although the prognosis can be grim in many cases of sudden kidney failure, its always worth trying to save a pet. With swift veterinary intervention and good follow-up care, many pets can live with their kidney disease for many happy years. Crating or harnessing your pet in the car is an important safety measure for you, your dog and everyone else on the road. In a survey by AAA, nearly 60 percent of those polled admitted to having driven while distracted when their dog was in the car. Only 17 percent of respondents said they restrained their pet in a crate or with a seat-belt harness. An unrestrained 10-pound dog in a crash at 50 mph delivers 500 pounds of force on whatever the animal strikes; an 80-pound dog in a 30 mph crash delivers 2,400 pounds of force. The more you know about how the kidneys work, the better youll be able to care for a pet with kidney disease. The kidneys act like a water filtration system in reverse, trapping and recycling substances the body needs, such as proteins, and letting waste materials pass through. If any part of this complex filtration process breaks down, toxins in the bloodstream can rise to life-threatening levels. Treatment often giving massive amounts of fluids is aimed at restoring the kidneys to normal function, so they can resume doing their job of filtration. If thats not possible, the toxins in the blood must be reduced to safe levels some other way. Dietary changes, drug therapy, agents that bind toxins and eliminate them, and even dialysis, can be used. Chronic kidney failure is usually found in aging pets and can be detected with a simple blood test. Acute kidney failure is typically marked by vomiting, increased thirst, increased or lack of urination, lethargy, bad breath, diarrhea and lack of appetite. These symptoms signal a health crisis, with time being the difference between whether an animal lives or dies. The critical issue of response is why PET TALES Natures purifier Grapes and raisins can cause kidney disease in pets.BY DR. MARTY BECKER _______________________________Universal Uclick Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*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. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
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He sees in her queen and mistress of superhuman beauty in whom are realized all the impossible and chimerical attributes bestowed by innumerable poets. The price of his defeat by the Knight of the White Moon was Quixotes forced declaration of the superiority of that knights lady to his own Dulcinea. What appears next? Does Quixote die, recanting the betrayal? Or does he die in the recovery of his sanity? Death in either case is the end game. There are no birds this year in last years nests. All of this that appears, all the seeming stories, depend. Anaclitic, we emerge and submerge. We lean. Our stories, fat and thin, multiple and straight, all lean. All are propped up on words. The words are always words of the other. The words come before us. The words appear, out of time, as if out of vast subterranean chtonic cess pits. Words are gift of the highest order, and as with any gift we seem to see attached strings. What was the other thinking? Don Quixote sent Dulcinea a love letter even though he knew she could not read. He told her of her golden hair, her Elysian Field forehead, her rainbow eyebrows, her sun eyes, her rose cheeks, her coral lips, her pearl teeth, her alabaster neck, her marble breasts. And he shyly intimated the perfect whiteness of all that, but especially of her perfect hidden parts. The parts designed for fusion. The seeming fantasy parts fuse with the seeming external appearances. Every rock and rill are the beloved in translation. In the ardor of hard times it seems that keeping up appearances is more about what you get than what you see. Or am I merely touched to make such an assumption? In Robert Heinleins Stranger In A Strange Land, there appear the fair witnesses, professional observers. Garbed in white and unacknowledged by others, they make no inferences and offer no opinions. When one fair witness is asked about the color of a house in the distance, she says white on this side. Fair witnesses tend to appearances. But reality seems to debouch in time, out of the mouths of babes into cultural transmogrification. In the Middle Ages the material world was adumbration, delicate and indirect hint of divine truth. Angels were more real than rocks. In the Renaissance, reality emerged substantive, dual, objective res extensa and subjective res cogitans. Then the post-Kantian thing-in-itself, noumena, is inextricably separated from phenomena, the perceived events of senses or mind. While knowing all this and spinning all these tales, I find delight in Cervantes Don Quixote. This protagonist is a retired Spanish gentleman, obsessed MUSINGS w h h l t h Rx email@example.com FusionAnd they proliferate, both the stories and the stories of the stories. And we say it is. For Foucault, the secret heart of madness is the hidden perfection of language. Fiction and reality are both products of language. In the embrace of language, fiction is not in opposition to reality. There is the pragmatic and squat Sancho Panza. And there is the attenuated fool and madman Quixote. And there is Cervantes and his fictional narrator. And there is the reader. For philosopher kings and pirate poets there is kan ya makan, once upon a time. But not only once, for there is spontaneously ever rising story. The real and the imagined are both story, both redaction, both reduction, both exegesis. Dulcinea, both ragged shepherd girl and queen of heart, cannot read and cannot know. She appears as body stretching between whirled words. In her complete appearance, what we see is what we get, pure, without cunning, without deceit. Now I hear Quixotes song beyond the lyrics and in the lyrics. Era y non era. Erratum intended. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Welcome aboardConcierges set sail on the Marco Island Princess, and more business events. B7-8 Southern comfortsMeeting planners vote Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club among Best of the South. B4 The Fools take In oil stocks, Chevron has its bright spots. B6 With no clear signs the nation is either on the road to economic recovery or entering another recession, Floridas consumer confidence remained stagnant, inching up only one point to 67 in August, according to a new University of Florida survey. Consumer confidence is entrenched at a relatively low level, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. With the exception of a jump in April due almost entirely to the housing and appliance rebate programs, consumer confidence has been stuck in the upper 60s to low 70s for the past year, he says, adding, We are in the economic doldrums. Two of the five components of the index increased in August, while one decreased and two remained unchanged. Perceptions of personal finances now compared with a year ago rose four points to 52 from a record low in July, while perceptions of personal finances a year from now rose three points to 78. On the bright side, the oil spill has been contained and this is probably part of the reason for increased optimism about personal finances, Mr. McCarty says, adding that although the long-term effects of the spill are not yet known, there is evidence that tourists do realize that Florida beaches are for the most part unaffected. Unemployment, the stock market and housing prices all add to the states economic uncertainty, he says. Floridas unemployment rate still remains high, having risen .1 percent to 11.5 percent in July. Also last month the stock market fluctuated wildly, mostly downward, as unexpectedly pessimistic news about existing and new home sales rekindled fears of a double-dip recession, Mr. McCarty says. In other bad news, housing prices fell in July to a median price of $138,000, erasing gains from the spring that were pushed up by the federal rebate program. However, it seems unlikely that housing prices will continue to decline in the short term. The research center conducts the Florida Consumer Attitude Survey every month. Respondents are 18 or older and live in households telephoned randomly. The preliminary index for August was 425 responses. Floridas consumer confidence entrenched at a low level BY CATHY KEENSpecial to Florida Weekly Foreigners buying FloridaA perfect economic storm spawned by a strong Euro, a weak dollar and a depressed American housing market has made Southwest Florida an enticing location for foreign investors interested in purchasing real estate. The infusion of foreign capital into the local real estate market reflects Floridas standing as the nations leader in that regard. According to the National Association of Realtors, 22 percent of all properties purchased in the United States by foreign buyers are located in Florida. California is the second most popular site for international purchases, with a 12 percent share. The association defines an international buyer as anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. immigrant or foreign born resident of the United States. We see a lot of German and Canadian buyers, says Tim Blanton, a Realtor with Sandals Realty in Fort Myers. Most of the buyers are looking for investment properties, usually homes they can purchase and then rent. Mr. Blanton says most of the international buyers intend to hold onto their properties for a while and view them as long-term investments they believe will appreciate over time. European and Canadian buyers predominate locally, agents say. Nationally, the top five countries of origin for international buyers are Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada, India and China, according to National Association of Realtors. That Southwest Florida attracts principally European and Canadian buyers is reflective of the areas longstanding popularity with tourists from those places. Statewide, Canadians comprise almost a third of the international real estate buyers. Mr. Blanton says foreign clients account for about 15 percent of his total business and usually are looking for waterfront homes that need no work. Most of these properties, he adds, are priced between $400,000 and $1.3 million. He cites Cape Coral as a popular destination, although he says that sales range over a wide area. (Attracting) international clients is something you have to work at, says Mr. Blanton, who partners with real estate agents in Hamburg, Germany. Networking is important and service is key. It is similar to the United States. If you do a good job for someone in Germany, say, then they tell their circle of friends and that is how you build that client base. Most of the foreign buyers pay cash, says Tom Doyle, a Naples Realtor. It can be difficult for an international buyer to obtain financing, because many lending institutions consider them to be too risky. The National Association of Realtors SEE FOREIGN, B5 BY BILL CORNWELL ____________________bcornwell@ oridaweekly.comAlmost 25 percent of foreign buyers seek homes in the Sunshine State BLANTON ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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All the worlds greatest investment ideas remain only ideas until they are put into action. And once in play, they are often only as successful as the follow up game plan devised to safeguard the investment. Not every investment idea becomes a position. Some ideas fall by the wayside after they are researched and found lacking and some fall to the wayside as the investors efforts to do homework are found lacking. Beginning investors do not generally suffer from a lack of industrious efforts; rather, they get mired into a never-ending loop of research, assessment, strategy for buying, followed by more research, assessment, etc. And the asset never gets purchased. Actionable intelligence is never finished. The right purchase price is never determined. Analysis paralysis sets in. Not just the individual investor but also the professional fundamental analyst can fall prey to this disease. How so? The analyst enjoys and is most comfortable with collecting information, doing investigative work, interviewing industry participants and management, and, forever analyzing. Pulling the trigger is not easy. Whether the retail investor or the professional analyst, both want all questions answered. For certain personality types, it is hard to be satisfied with the 80/20 rule, which, in investing, suggests that 80 percent of what is important and relevant will be known within the first 20 percent of effort. The 80 percent is actionable intelligence; the last 20 percent of investment sleuthing will take a heap of more time. Large investors who might have a proclivity toward analysis paralysis get around it by averaging into the position and continuing to do their homework. The concept that they bought their limit and the decision is finalized is not often applicable. They buy gradually, they watch the behavior of the stock to the overall market, they may buy more, etc. Another reason experienced investors (certainly the hedge fund players and Buffetts of the world) overcome analysis paralysis more easily is that they make a connection between the price of the stock and the information they have. If the price is cheap enough, they will take the plunge or at least start to get their toes wet. They are often more sensitive to price attractiveness than to the completeness of their analysis. An often-used real estate expression that has equity application is: You make your money when you buy. Recall that when Buffett, truly a fundamental analyst, bought GE and Goldman, these stocks were in free falls. It was attractiveness of price that made the purchase and the deals were cut very quickly.However, unlike real estate purchases where there is power in the negotiation by the buyer (and the unique circumstances of the GE and Goldman purchases where there was negotiation) the equity auction market does not offer the same negotiating advantages. Equity price inefficiencies (in favor of the buyer) might be fleeting hours, days, etc. The window for an exceptionally good purchase price for an equity is generally more time compressed than a several month real estate deal.A second behavior that is problematic for the retail investor is lack of a follow-up plan after purchase. Frequently no parameters are set for holding the asset and it becomes a part of the larger portfolio ... as in permanent. Sometimes, parameters are set, but shortly after purchase, the equity has a big bull run. Everybody likes to look at /talk about /keep a winner, so winners become an investment statue. A lot of portfolios become unmanageable some 20 years later as the portfolio is no longer 20 sweetheart stocks; rather it has become a collection of 200 stocks that were earlier years ideas. Not that a winner has to be sold when a predetermined/targeted price has been reached. But the investor needs to create a new follow-up plan. The plan will focus on locking in gain or hedging against a fall in price by, for example, buying a put, placing a sell-stop order or selling calls against he position. All three are strategies for taking profit and/or limiting loss of the gain. A third behavior is the hardest for new investors to overcome: taking a loss. Hard becomes ever so much harder as the loss grows in size. Hard to nip in the bud but so much more difficult when the asset is in free fall or, at a price 50 percent cheaper, it looks like a buy. Fear and denial are common investment behaviors. The emotional and psychological make-up of the investor plays a big part in devising and executing a strategy for exiting a loss position. A rule of thumb might include: allow a 10 percent loss in as much as timing of purchase can rarely be perfect; maybe allow a 20 percent loss. You can set loss limits for your investment adviser and your investment adviser can work with you on loss limits for the portion of the portfolio, which you actively manage. Regardless of the threshold for the trigger to exit, the investor is well served if he/she were to take a positive attitude toward losses ... as if they are a normal part of investing ... because they are. The experienced investor does not let his or her ego get attached to the position they want out if they are horrifically wrong. Some of the greatest traders create a psychological state of excitement when they take a small loss. They want to see what they can learn and they are rejoicing that the loss didnt get so big as to eat away all of their hard-earned gains. One of the best ways to advance as an investor is to create a paper portfolio and execute sales and purchases on a make-believe basis. It becomes a track record in which you can take confidence and practice both entry and exit. You can develop good after-thepurchase management practices without having money at risk to find out if the investment game is really suited to you. 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. ag t h bo pe w ge jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org
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QUALIT T RVICE The Arlington joins the company of chamber Legacy LeadersBUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubMeeting planners vote Naples Beach Hotel a Best of the SouthThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been named a Best of the South winner by Meetings South magazine. The winners were determined by meeting planners who were asked to vote for their favorite resorts and/or hotels in the south that they have used for a meeting or program during the last two years. Selections were based on the quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage, amenities, activities and values. The winners are recognized in the September 2010 issue of Meetings South. In addition, a plaque commemorating the designation will be presented to Jason Parsons, general manager of the 319-room resort that has 34,000 square feet of meeting, event and convention space. Included are the 6,283-square-foot River of Grass Ballroom, 2,457-square-foot Mangrove Ballroom, the 3,640-squarefoot Sunset Terrace and more than 8,000 square feet of beachside event space. A full-service business center, audio-visual by AVI, wireless highspeed Internet and a professional conference service planning team round out the meeting amenities. The Best of the South award follows other recent awards presented to the resort, including the Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings and the Planners Choice Award from MeetingNews magazine. For more information, call 2612222 or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com. The Arlington of Naples and Stock Development have become the newest Legacy Leaders at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Legacy Leaders contribute $15,000 a year to support the chambers public policy and civic information center activities. Under development by Lutheran Life Communities, The Arlington of Naples is a resortstyle Continuing Care Retirement Community that will offer a blend of gracious living with Christian grace to residents from all traditions, background and beliefs. We are pleased to have The Arlington of Naples join our prestigious Legacy Leadership Group that exists to support the chambers civic engagement program, Katie Sproul, chairman of the chamber board of directors, said in making the announcement. Stock Development is known for its residential communities with superior amenities and a wide variety of lifestyle options. Stock Development has made a tremendous community commitment, Ms. Sproul said. We are extremely grateful for their support as we strive to make Collier County the best place in America to live and work. The Arlington and Stock Development join these other Legacy Leaders: the Barron Collier Companies, Collier Enterprises, GATES, NCH Healthcare Systems, IberiaBank, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Lutgert Insurance/The Lutgert Company/Premier Properties, Stock Development and Titan Custom Homes.New members in AugustThe chamber also welcomed 19 new business members in August. They are: Bank of America, 765 Seagate Drive and 15245 Collier Blvd.; Bryan, Bradley & Williams LLC, www.naplestaxaccounting.net; Evergreen Golf & Country Club, 4710 Lakewood Blvd.; Golfsmith Golf & Tennis, 6428 Hollywood Blvd.; Homewood Suites by Hilton-Bonita Springs, 8901 Highland Woods Blvd.; Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County, www.collierhomelesscoalition.org; Intuitive Touch Spa, www. intuitivetouchspa.com; Joseph Rossini, LIFEstrength Family Chiropractic, www.lifestrengthchiro.com; Lighthouse of Collier Inc., www.lighthouseofcollier.org; Morton Wasmer Abraham Construction Managers LLC; My Blueprinter, Inc., www.myblueprinter.net; Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, www. NuvivaMedicalWeightloss.com; Purely You Spa, www.PurelyYouSpa.com; Solair Power Group LLC, www.solairpowermall.com; Stock Financial, www. stock-financial.com; Stonegate Bank, 3021 Airport-Pulling Rd., www.stonegatebank.com; and Tri-Town Construction LLC, Fort Myers, www.Tri-TownConstruction.com. To learn more about these businesses, visit the chamber business directory at www.napleschamber.org. To learn more about chamber membership, contact Don Neer at 403-2906 or don@ napleschamber.org. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) has received a 2010 Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International-North America in recognition of RSWs initiatives to protect and preserve the environment. Key elements of the airports wildlife management program, which earned a Mitigation Award, will be recognized at the 19th annual ACI-NA conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh later this month, specifically related to how RSW authorities analyze problematic habitats and species to develop specialized methods of prevention. In 2005, RSW formed a Hazardous Wildlife Working Group to improve communications between environmental compliance, operations and maintenance staff. The group assisted in the implementation of innovative deterrence methods. In March 2008, RSW developed a wildlife hazard assessment program to more effectively focus on specific airfield areas that attract highest-risk species. The ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards contest was established in 1997 and has generated interest throughout the industry and helped in the development of numerous inventive environmental programs at airports throughout North America. The ACI-NA also awarded RSW second place in its 2010 Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest in the category of Creative Innovations/ Promotional Items. Lee County Port Authority public affairs worked with Alan S. Maltz, the official fine art photographer for the state of Florida, and the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau to produce a coffee table book branded to the region and airport. The book was presented as a gift of appreciation to airlines that serve RSW. ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. RSW served more than 7.4 million passengers in 2009 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, go to www.flylcpa.com. RSW earns industry accolades for wildlife protection efforts Whether youre thinking of buying a biggeror smallerhome, renancing, or consolidating debt, theres no better time to turn your dream into reality. Contact me today by calling 239-591-6471 or by email at Stacey.Herring@53.com Stacey HerringSenior Mortgage Loan Originator Equal Housing Lender. Subject to credit review and approval. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45263 an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Fifth Third Mortgage is the trade name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage-MI, LLC. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 BUSINESS B5 says more than 80 percent of all real estate sales in Florida involving international clients are cash transactions. Buyers often form consortiums or partnerships and pool resources in order to afford what can be substantial outlays of cash, observes Mr. Blanton. Mr. Doyle adds that the majority of his foreign clients look for properties in second-home communities that are priced in the range of $100,000 to $300,000. Mr. Doyle says Germans, Canadians and Brits comprise the bulk of his international business. Michael Schneider-Christians, a Cape Coral Realtor who specializes in international sales, says the tight credit market that is squeezing most Americans is even tighter for foreigners who seek to purchase real estate in this country. A down payment of 30 percent of the purchase price is common in transactions involving international buyers, he says. Mr. Schneider-Christians says many foreign buyers purchase homes and lots as investments, although some are looking for businesses to buy. He represents a German client, he says, who recently made a cash offer of $980,000 for a motel in Venice. Mr. SchneiderChristians travels widely overseas as part of his international practice. Last week, he was in Berlin, for example, although that trip was primarily for a personal reason his fathers 90th birthday celebration. Even with the economic difficulty here, many international buyers believe that America offers better business opportunities, he says. The European social systems with mandatory benefits and the like are often great for the workers, but not always the best for employers in terms of costs. The United States, he adds, continues to be viewed as a stable environment for business development, despite the recent economic downturn. More typically, though, the foreign buyer is looking for a home that can be purchased, rented to an American and kept for sale at a later time, when, presumably, prices will have risen. Typical of this category are Gert Spors and Daniel Tacke, two German businessmen who last week completed the purchase of a home in Cape Coral. They paid $80,000 cash for the home, which they intend to use as a rental property. And although the Euro is down (from a worth of about $1.60 two years ago to its current level of roughly $1.28), Mr. Spors and Mr. Tacke still feel they got a great deal. An $80,000 translates to a cost of somewhere in the neighborhood of 62,500 Euros. But had they purchased when their native currency was at its strongest, they would have paid just 50,000 in Euros. We had come to this area on vacation awhile back, explains Mr. Spors, who runs a forklift dealership, and we liked it here. People in Germany know about Florida, so we werent surprised. We knew the market prices were down, and we felt this was a very good time to buy. Mr. Tacke, a truck dealer, says that he and Mr. Spors are now in the market for a second home, which will also be a long-term investment they will rent. Weve been looking at listings in the $150,000 to $180,000 range for the second home, Mr. Tacke says. Weve seen some nice (homes) in that price. We want our second purchase to be a waterfront home with a pool. Mr. Spors and Mr. Tacke say they most likely will seek financing for the second purchase. International buyers see waterfront properties as an extremely wise investment, says Mr. Blanton. They believe that access to water will have a better return down the road. Europeans find the combination of a depressed housing market in Southwest Florida and a relatively strong Euro to be a powerful lure for real estate investment, says Siegfried Fuchs, the Cape Coral Realtor who worked with Mr. Spors and Mr. Tacke. The Canadian dollar trades at about equal value with the U.S. dollar, so currency considerations are not as strong with those buyers. But the Canadian presence (think Snowbirds) in Florida dates back decades. Brokers say Canadians are more likely than Europeans to use homes they purchase in the area as vacation retreats. Mr. Fuchs estimates that international sales make up about 85 percent of his business. That is an unusually high percentage of international business. The National Association of Realtors says less than 2 percent of all Realtors nationally report that 76 percent or more of their transactions were with foreign clients. Mr. Fuchs has sold about 14 items this year to international buyers. These sales include both homes and lots that are suitable for development. He aggressively seeks the business, and his website has English and German versions. It also boasts a clip of Mr. Fuchs delivering a sales pitch in his native language and plays heavily on the European concept of Southwest Florida as an idyllic retreat. The sun shines in Florida almost 360 days a year, the site exclaims. Let it shine for you, too! Local brokers report that international sales have slowed some this year, although indications are that the market may be gearing up again. This reflects a statewide slippage in international transactions. Real estate analysts are not sure what caused the slight decline in international activity, but Mr. Fuchs says the instability of the Euro, financial turmoil in places like Greece and the BP oil spill definitely played a role. I have had a number of calls from (potential international clients) wanting to know if there is oil washing up on the beaches down here, he says. There was real worry that the oil could be a major problem, and that concerned many people who are interested in Florida real estate. Mr. Fuchs says there seems to be a reawakening of interest now that the BP spill no longer dominates the headlines. Another cause for optimism is that non-traditional markets for Florida real estate are now emerging. There is not a heavy presence of Russian buyers in the area, but Gordon Rock, a major Russian real estate firm, predicts that could change. According to the firm, Russians seeking to buy foreign real estate increased by about 25 percent last year. The firm states that 45 percent of Russian buyers say they are interested in securing real estate in Florida because of deep discounts and distressed properties. Gordon Rock says the two principal reasons Russians seek to buy homes out of country are the desire for a vacation retreat and for investment purposes. How robust the rebound in international sales will be in Southwest Florida remains to be seen. Brokers say all activity international and domestic is expected to increase when the season arrives late this year. Concerns about political and financial stability in South Africa and the Far East, which are two other areas favored by international real estate buyers, might mean more business for the United States in general and Florida in particular. The market really seems to be picking up again, says Mr. Blanton. The National Association of Realtors says that international buying remains focused on a few areas of the country Florida, Texas, California and Arizona. Mr. Spors, the German home buyer, says Florida is still the ideal for many of his countrymen. It is nice place, and the prices are very, very good, he says. Those are good reasons to buy anywhere. While brokers and analysts do not believe that international purchases alone can resuscitate Floridas ailing housing market, they agree that things would be even worse if out-of-country buyers decided to go elsewhere. FOREIGNFrom page 1FUCHS International buyers see waterfront properties as an extremely wise investment. They believe that access to water will have a better return down the road. Tim Blanton, Realtor Workshop series will cover basics of a business start-upSCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce have designed a series of QuickSTART workshops about the basics of starting a business. A free introduction to the series will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, at chamber headquarters. It will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Naples Library. The introductory session will cover how to define business goals and will give an overview of four subsequent QuickSTART sessions scheduled for Saturdays, Oct. 2 (the business concept), Oct. 9 (the marketing plan), Oct. 16 (financial projections) and Oct. 23 (funding sources and a final evaluation of the go or no-go decision). The cost is $39 per session or $125 for all four, including workshop materials. Credit cards will be accepted for payment. For more information, call the SCORE office at 430-0081 from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays, or visit www.scorenaples. org. SCORE Naples is a nonprofit organization with more than 40 volunteer counselors who are retired executives or former business owners. They offer more than 1,650 years of practical experience to small business operators and would-be entrepreneurs. Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. Employers can meet hopefulsTwo job fairs are coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 22: The REE Corp. has scheduled its next Find-A-Job Expo to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Three Oaks Banquet and Conference Center in Estero. Employers from throughout Southwest Florida will be on hand seeking candidates for jobs in technology, security, hospitality, food and beverage, education, public services as well as retail, automotive and advertising sales. Florida Gulf Coast Universitys department of career development services is holding a part-time jobs and internships fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union ballroom on the main campus of FGCU. The job fair is designed for employers seeking FGCU students and alumni for part-time jobs or internships. Potential employers can meet multiple candidates in one day, take applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Last year, more than 600 students attended the fair. For more information, call 590-7946. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTO
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Cost is $35 for members and $30 for others. RSVP by calling 436-2105 or visiting www.pracc.org. Business After 5 for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Al Deleon & Associates, 4060 Tamiami Trail N. Open mic night and karaoke will be part of the fun. Register at www.napleschamber.org/ events. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its 2010 Sand Dollar Awards gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Naples Grande. Call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida holds its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Frank Road. Guest speaker Frank Shelton of AmeriDry will discuss hurricane preparedness. Call 481-1411, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.hischamber.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents Advanced Networking #1, the first of three workshops covering the fundamental tenets of networking, from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail. Matt Klinowski and Jennifer Macera lead the sessions. Cost is $15. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. Leadership Collier Class of 2011 holds its kick-off reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Telford Center on the downtown campus NCH. All Leadership Collier alumni are welcome. Cost is $25 per person. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Collier County Medical Society holds its general membership meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Kensington Golf & Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road. Guest speakers will be Dr. Stephen Kalsko, senior vice president of USF Health, and Karen Holbrook, vice president for research innovation at USF. For reservations, call 435-7727 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Neapolitan Chapter of ABWA meets for dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Bellaserra Hotel. Attorney Lorna Scharlacken discuss different types of business structures and the new estate tax laws. This is part one in ABWAs nine-part Road Map for Success series. Deadline for reservations is noon Sept. 23. Go to www.abwaneapolitan.org. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting and volunteer awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Worthington Country Club. Cost is $45 for members and $60 for others. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 28. Call 992-2943 or visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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. BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS1. Keith Croneback and Judy Neilsen 2. Marilyn Soffer and Belle Davidson 3. Jackie Ritter 4. Tony Almeida and Jill Bowden 5. Greg and Carol Allard 6. Nancy Kerns and Jenny Foegen 1. Gina Verrastro, Dave Arter and Pam Williams 2. Bob DiPesa 3. Jeff and Sherry Wenig 4. Stephanie Stakely and Juls Hillery ChambersA sunset outing for the Concierge Association of SWFCBIA members mix it up at Ferguson Enterprises Concierges set sail on the Marco Island Princess 1 5 2 4 3 6 1 23 4
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE PBS earns contract with Collier CountyPBS Construction is one of five contractors be awarded Collier Countys annual contract for general contractor services. The short list of pre-qualified general contractors are available for use by individual Collier County departments for projects up to $250,000. PBS Construction has been one of the five short-listed contractors for the past 12 years and in recent years has completed more than 80 separate county contracts varying in size and scope from $10,000 to $500,000. Among those projects are the two-year historical restoration of Roberts Ranch Museum, construction of the East Naples Community Park soccer field, renovations at the Collier County Medical Examiners Office and erection of multipla CAT bus shelters and the Barefoot Beach chickee hut. Over the years, we have forged a solid reputation for bringing Collier County projects in on time and on budget, says Bart Zino, president of PBS Construction. K evin Brown has returned to Toll Br others as a project manager in the Florida West Division. He is responsible for construction, marketing and sales at The Reserve at Estero, a position he held when the community opened. For the past three years, Mr. Brown has worked as a commercial insurance agent with Brown & Brown Insurance. He was employed by Toll Brothers as a project manager from 2005 to 2007 and completed Toll Brothers project manager training program. He earned a degree in business administration-finance from the University of Miami. Judy Milillo and Al Primavera have joined Lennars Southwest Florida Division as new home consultants in the community of Madison Park off Davis Boulevard and Radio Road. Ms. Milillo has been with Lennar for more than eight years and was a general real estate broker for 10 years before joining the company. Mr. Primavera has more than 12 years of experience in residential real estate and was formerly the sales director for Bonita Bay Group in Naples. WCI Communities has introduced six new home designs at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Preconstruction pricing begins in the $140,000s. The Milan cottage is an attached villa plan with two bedrooms and two baths in 1,229 square feet of airconditioned living area, priced from $148,990. The Villa residences include two new home designs with two bedrooms and ranging from 1,593 square feet to 1,807 square feet of living area, priced from $199,990. The Grand Villas feature three twoand three-bedroom home designs ranging from 1,743 square feet to 2,200 square feet under air, priced from $232,990. All six new home designs offer floor plans created with Pelican Preserve residents in mind. Each home includes upgrades such as gourmet kitchens with Whirlpool appliances and granite countertops, designer tile, home alarm systems, concrete tile roofs and professional landscaping to complement each neighborhoods unique ambience. Plaza del Sol, the 70,000-squarefoot town center, is the centerpiece of the Pelican Preserve lifestyle for ages 55 an older. The center offers activities from indoor fitness to arts and crafts studios and casual dining at Destinations restaurant. Outdoor amenities include swimming, tennis, softball, lawn bowling and 27 holes of champsionship golf designed by Chip Powell. The community also has 38 acres set aside for an observation boardwalk and nature preserve. For more information, call 985-1600 or visit www.PelicanPreserve.com. WCI introduces new home designs for 55-and-older at Pelican Preserve SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe Prato is one of three new Grand Villa designs at Pelican Preserve. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell 2 BR units w/2 BA. 1st large units w/granite, 2 car garage, Great upgrades. 55+ Community. Unparalleled activities, Great location and mint condition. Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.com Richard DrosteRealtor239email@example.com Residential, LLC Vacant parcel for RV/Mfg Home. Golf course view, shed, best community. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*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. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceSetting the baitA kickoff for Rookery Bays Batfish Bash, and more fun around town. C20-21 Like cats and dogsArtis Henderson ponders the differences between men and women. C2 Flying highFlorida author Ward Larsen creates a no-nonsense techno-thriller. C13 Some hot, some notFilm critic Dan Hudak nominates the best and worst of the summers flicks. C11 For the past several years, Steffanie Pearce, artistic director of Opera Naples, has envisioned an American Opera Workshop committed to performing American operas that have never been performed in Southwest Florida. At the same time, the workshop would be designed to provide young professional singers who have finished their formal training but are not yet performing lead roles with professional companies an opportunity to use their training in practical, resume-building applications. As emerging young artists are moving to Naples in increasing numbers to work with Opera Naples, and space for their training and rehearsing has become available at the companys new Linwood Avenue headquarters, Ms. Pearces vision is about to be realized. Opera Naples first American Opera Workshop production, Little Women by Mark Adamo, is set for performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at United Church of Christ in North Naples. Based on Louisa May Alcotts heartwarming tale of growing up in New England after the Civil War, the story focuses on the relationships of four sisters and the TEPPING ONSTAGE IN THE RECITAL HALL IN THE brand new home of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University is like entering a sacred space. You just intuitively know in your soul that beautiful music will be created here. The floor is made of light bamboo. So are the stage walls, which jut out at odd angles and planes, like wooden origami. The rear wall is dark wood with multiple random holes, like some kind of giant pegboard for the right-brained. Dark wooden horizontal slats, like open venetian blinds, line the walls and ceiling of the audience area in the 196-seat hall. Two 9-foot Steinway Model D concert grand pianos grace the stage, handpicked at Steinway & Sons in New York City by faculty member Dr. Michael Baron. Newly uncrated, the pianos rest on the bamboo floor, Little Women workshop is big step for Opera NaplesFaculty, students sing praises of new home for FGCUs Bower School of Music VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFresh from the factory, two 9-foot Steinway Model D pianos grace the stage of the recital hall where Dr. Robert Thayer looks on BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com MUSIC SBarbara Fischer, a music education major, practices harp in one of the private practice rooms. SEE MUSIC, C4 SEE OPERA, C17 S Make note of scheduled recitals, programsC4 >>inside:SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOLeft to right, sopranos Carolyn Greiner, Anne Leonardi, Melissa Vitrella and Rebecca Richardson as the four sisters in Little Women. ghigh ying n
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmSHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pmBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 1/2 Price on Selected Appetizers I am not a dog person. I like dogs all right apart from the butt-sniffing and leg-humping and Im happy to throw a ball or rub a belly now and then. But Im an unrepentant cat person, and the only thing that has kept me from full-fledged cat lady-dom has been a series of tiny apartments. If youve ever been to the Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers, where herds of cats have the run of custom-built kitty enclosures, youll know my version of paradise. So it took me by surprise this week when, at a friends house, I met a fluffy bit of brown fur and found myself taken by a mixed shepherd pup. He could have been a bear cub with his thick dark coat. I stroked the spot between his ears and ran a hand along his snout. He looked up at me with an intelligent frankness Ive come to associate with dogs, the kind of earnestness and openheartedness that now that I think about it reminds me of men. In fact, Im often reminded of how much a mans love is like a dogs. A mans love is invariable, a steady and constant thing. He will greet you at the door every day happy to see you, ready to play or snuggle on the couch. Like cats and dogs ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org His love is loyal, sometimes fierce, and as long as you are in his heart, his sentiments are unwavering. A womans love, though, is not like a mans. Hers is unabashedly feline. Like a cat, a woman loves with an ever-changing heart. She doles out her affection according to her own timetable, adhering to some mysterious set of rules. In moments of warmth, she will curl in your lap and purr softly. But when shes had enough of you, shell dismiss you with a disinterested gaze if she looks at you at all. When I finished tousling that small brown poof of fur, I stood to go. He gave me another of his grave looks, and that warm, frank stare made me think again of whats in a mans heart. On my way out of the house, I spotted a tabby cat perched at the edge of the garden. My hands rose to my heart reflexively and I clasped them together, the way a small child will when she sees something delightful. I approached the kitty slowly, stretching my hand in her direction. She looked at me, lowered her lids and turned her head away. I squatted in front of her and reached my fingers to the soft place between her ears. Im a cat person, after all, and surely that would convince her of my good intentions.She tolerated my touch for a minute, but when I moved to stroke her back, she stood suddenly and opened her mouth in a loud hiss. Before I could pull back, SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSshe swiped at me with her claws. I stood, then, and gingerly touched the scratch marks on the back of my hand. I shook my head. This must be what its like to love a woman. p ed w ith s I e n e rh ed t c h t h e my h ook ad. s t t e a ...Im often reminded of how much a mans love is like a dogs...
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 A&E WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 wearing black coverings for protection. On the day the music building opened, Mario Arnez, a performance major in his senior year, stood on the stage in that sacred space. I played a note as quiet as I possibly could, and (you) could hear it in the back of the hall, he says. This place is like a complete breath of fresh air. One of the teachers said, and I agree, that we went from the depths of despair to heaven, now that were in this new building. FGCU has had a music program since 2006, but until now it was housed in a modular building that wasnt conducive to music classes. It was totally inadequate, says Dr. Robert Thayer, interim director of the Bower School of Music. It was not designed for music study. We had to schedule only one major musical thing at a time, because the sound transmitted (throughout.) Students couldnt even practice at the same time a music theory class was being taught. The new 23,000square-foot building was built with more than acoustics and additional square footage in mind, Dr. Thayer adds. It was designed with visual and artistic dimensions, too. It is a combination of functionality with attention to aesthetic qualities. Dr. Rod Chesnutt, FGCUs head of instrumental studies, says the Connecticut-based acoustical design firm Jaffee-Holden, which is responsible for New Yorks Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Halls Zankel Hall and The Kennedy Center concert hall in Washington, D.C., designed the new recital hall. We were very fortunate to work with a significant acoustical design firm, says Dr. Chesnutt. It allows us to have a performance space that ranks with the best in the country. The building was a collaboration between Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc. in Fort Myers and Pfeiffer Partners Architects in New York and Los Angeles. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company started construction in fall of 2009 and completed it in time for the start of the school year that began in August. When I came to audition, they were building it, and I was thinking, Is it really going to be done in time? recalls freshman Sara Burly. I was really excited when they finished it. Its great, she says as she places a viola in an instrument storage room that, with rows of black cages and combination locks, looks like a kennel for musical instruments. The two-story-tall, 3,260-square-foot recital hall is one of the buildings gems. Also in the center of the building: a two-story rehearsal hall with a recording studio and two observation rooms. A vibraphone, marimba and timpani huddle in one corner, while stacks of chairs await students. Heavy stage curtains can be adjusted to accommodate the size and nature of the group rehearsing, from a choral ensemble to a group of percussionists. Theyre more absorbent for percussion, Dr. Thayer explains. Theyre adjustable for whatever size group to be more or less absorbent. Like a sophisticated fun house, the music school has oddly shaped rooms, most without parallel walls or ceilings that are parallel to the floor. Thats to break up the sound, so it doesnt pingpong back and forth between the walls, Dr. Thayer says. And the practice rooms and studios float theres space between the floors and between the walls, so the sound doesnt bleed. FGCU music students are comparing their new facility to those theyve seen at distinguished universities, Dr. Thayer says.In tune and state-of-the-artThe Bower School of Music offers two bachelor of arts degrees: one in music education and one in music performance. The school was established with a $2.5 million gift from Alan and Marilyn Korest made in memory of Mrs. Korests father, Naples philanthropist Edwin H. Bower. The new facility houses 10 faculty studios, three specialty classrooms, a keyboard laboratory and a technology laboratory. There are also 10 practice rooms, six of them with upright pianos. Two of the remaining practice rooms have grand pianos, and the two others are designated for percussion. A music library houses sheet music and CDs. Its an all-Steinway piano, all-Macintosh computer building, Dr. Thayer says. Were not a Mac campus, he says about the university, but were carving our way here. The classrooms are filled with the latest technology and equipment Carl Orff instruments from Germany to teach music education, state-of-the art recording so students listen to what theyve just played. Virginia Woolf once declared that women who write need a room of their own. Musicians too, need space where they can practice their craft and fill the air with notes. Space is not an issue now as it was in the modular building, says Mr. Arnez, hunched over his guitar in a practice room. In the new building, he adds, Everyones spirits are definitely up all students and faculty. MUSICFrom page 1CHESTNUTT COURTESY PHOTOThe exterior of Bower Hall, with FGCU student Chris Loy riding a skateboard. Skateboarding for transportation is common on the campus. Above: Dr. Robert Thayer, interim director, demonstrates the new xylophone. At right: Mario Arnez, in a practice room, puts the finishing touches on one of his original compositions. >> All recitals and programs are in the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, and are free and open to the public. Call 590-7851 for more information. Classical Quintets Faculty quintet recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 Its Not All Good: Flamenco-Fusion, Cross-Cultural Coalitions & the Art of Raising Consciousness Guest lecture by Jorge Perez 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 Classical and Jazz Faculty chamber music recital 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 Music for a Rare Trio Faculty trio recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 A Recital as Performance Art Graham Fandrei, baritone Beverly Coulter, piano 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 Twenty Fingers! Michael Baron, piano Renato Premezzi, piano 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 in the know The 23,000-square foot, two-story Bower School of Music building overlooks a scenic lake and wetlands in a developing arts corridor on the main campus at FGCU. The focal point of the 1,000-square-foot lobby is a commemorative wall of honor designed and engraved by Sanibel artisan Luc Century, who created the technique used for engraving the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 3,260-square-foot recital hall has 196 seats and will be a venue for FGCU music students and guest artists. The 3,000-square-foot rehearsal hall is suited for band, orchestra and choral practices. Two glass observation decks allow for other students and visitors to observe and discuss without interruption. The building has 10 faculty studios for individual instruction, 10 student practice rooms, three classrooms that can accommodate 40 students each, a 12-station technology lab and a 12-station keyboard lab. The Bower School of Music graduated its rst class in May 2010. There are 106 music majors enrolled this year, with another 10 students pursuing the music minor. side notes
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater I Love a Piano A salute to Irving Berlin, through Oct. 2 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, Sept. 16 Check It Out Friends of the Library presents a free showing of the movie Invictus, the story about Nelson Mandela and rugby in South Africa, at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Jazz Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live! at the Promenade with the Dan Miller Jazz Quintet at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Jam with Jebry Join Jebrys Jazz Jam 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. with Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and John Lamb. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. That Thursday Thing Catch live music from 6-11 p.m. at CJs on the Bay, Marco Island. Outside entertainment from 6-9 p.m., inside from 8-11:30 p.m. 389-4511. That Third Thursday Thing Its the Third Thursday on Third, with music and more from 6-9 p.m. along Third Street South. 434-6533. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www.naplesflatbread. com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night beginning at 8:30 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, Sept. 17 Benefit Bingo Play your cards right from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Dance Studio in Ave Maria, 5068 Annunciation Circle. Proceeds go to dance scholarships. 2612606. Salsa Superstar Celebrate the magic of salsa with Grammy Awardwinner Gilberto Santa Rosa at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The evening features music, dancing and food. 597-1900. Live Music Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band performs from 5-8 p.m. Fridays at Shulas Steak House, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. 430-4999. Tickling the Ivories Kary Regragui plays piano in the lounge at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs every Friday and Saturday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 24041 Tamiami Trail. 390-3187 or www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com. Saturday, Sept. 18 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. Garden Story time Story time is from 10:30-1:30 a.m. in the Childrens Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden every Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission applies; free for Garden members. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Write It Down A Journaling from the Soul workshop is set for 1-3 p.m. at Journey Arts, 2950 Immokalee Road. $20. RSVP to www.meetup.com/naplesmeditation or 455-1455. Bend and Stretch YMCA of the Palms has a free yoga class at 3 p.m. Bring a large towel or a blanket. 5450 YMCA Road. 597-3148 or www.ymcapalms.org. Here She Is Miromar Outlets hosts the Miss Estero Pageant at 5 p.m. in which local young women compete for a spot in the Miss Florida U.S. International Pageant. 822-4661. Tumble Time Gymnastics World hosts a Back-to-School Bash from 7-10 p.m. with open gymnastics and a sneak peek at Rockstar Karaoke. 2187 Trade Center Way. 592-0608. Free Jazz Finale The Naples Beach Hotel wraps up its 2010 SummerJazz on the Gulf series with Denise Moore and Then Some from 7-10 p.m. Free. 261-2222 or www.naplesbeachhotel.com. Fort Myers Fun The Fort Myers Music Walk starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. 332-0161. NIFF Fundraiser The Naples International Film Festival holds a fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. at Naples Winemaking, 1061 Collier Center Way. $50. 7753456 or www.naplesfilmfest.com. Dinner and Ad Libbing Naples City Improv Group performs a dinner show at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.; the show is at 8. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Sunday, Sept. 19 Live Tunes Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 6-8:30 p.m. at Naples Flatbread, 6434 Naples Blvd. 687-3454. Monday, Sept. 20 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. Tuesday, Sept. 21 Local History Marion Nicolay of the Marco Island Historical Society portrays Deanconess Harriet Bedell, a friend to the Seminole Indians, at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. Free. 593-0177. Accessorize! Enjoy refreshments and learn how to mix, match and layer jewelry from an expert stylist at Tiffany & Co. from 7-10 p.m. each Tuesday in September. 5435 Tamiami Trail N., Waterside Shops. 592-6188. 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 COURTESY PHOTOB.B. King brings his legendary blues guitar playing to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239-325-8188 www.real tnessgroup.com2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 34110REAL FITNESS is designed to give you REAL RESULTS by coaching you through a high intensity workout that puts P90X to shame. Stay motivated, safe and reach your tness goals with our certi ed Cross t coaches who add a personal touch to each workout. FREE 7 DAY PASSExpires 9/30/10 Before AfterSome people think starving artist is redundant. Caroll Michels would like it to become an oxymoron. A career coach, artist advocate and author of How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Losing Your Soul, Ms. Michels believes that it is possible to make a life for oneself as an artist. Her groundbreaking book was first published in 1983; the most recent sixth edition contains a new chapter on Internet art marketing. Back in the s, Ms. Michels says, I was considered a witch. You werent allowed to talk about money. It was very difficult for me to wiggle my way into colleges and universities and do workshops. Amazingly, she says, many instructors didnt want to give students too much information about life after art school because they feared that the students would then become their competitors. Ms. Michels was a pioneer in the field of career development for visual artists. Since 1978 shes been a career coach and artist advocate. Ive really been advocating mandatory career development courses, she says. Ive been pretty successful. Thats the thing Im most proud of. Ive seen huge changes, but theres still a lot of groundwork to do. Considering the cost of higher education, she says, I think its just horrible that you just send kids out into the world without any preparation whatsoever. And many parents dont think its possible to make a living in the arts, so if they have children in art school, they tell them to take a lot of education courses, so theyll have something to fall back on. You dont tell a law student that, Ms. Michels says. I see a lot of talented young people who do not get encouragement from their parents. Parents dont take the arts seriously and cannot envision that their children can be dancers, actors, musicians or visual artists on a professional level. Its OK to have that as a hobby, they feel.Part of the artists jobBut even those who receive an arts degree arent taught the nuts and bolts of how to make a living from their art. Many flounder, not sure how to go about advancing their career. Ms. Michels will teach a class at Sarasotas Ringling College of Art and Design: Career Development for the Artist. A Continuing Studies program, it meets weekly, beginning Oct. 7, and costs $245. The class is tailor-made for visual artists, with topics that include launching and sustaining a successful career, interacting with galleries and art dealers, sales presentation, applying for grants, fellowships and artist-in-residence programs, the corporate art market, website portfolios, blogs and social networking. Its slated more toward adults than college students. She taught the class last fall and winter. Everyone was in some sort of a transition, she says, either a change in marital status, or going from commercial photography to fine art photography, from graphic design into painting. Someone had health issues. It was very interesting; some sort of magic happened. The people got on so well, despite differences in age and background. I was very pleased. Sometimes I felt like I could just sit back and let them take over; the discussions were really good. Ms. Michels had a successful career as an artist herself. Her work has been exhibited at the Institute for Contemporary Art and the Clocktower in New York City, at the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris, the Kunsthalle in Vienna and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, so the information she gives is not just theoretical; shes lived it. It was trial-and-error, and learning from others experiences, she says. I did it over a long time span; I didnt try to do it all at once. But in todays society of instant everything, some expect to achieve overnight success. Perseverance is a huge issue, she says. A lot of artists will say, Ill give myself six months, and if Im not making six figures by then, Ill drop out. In other cases, a spouse or partner puts pressure on them, saying, You have a year or two to make some money, or well consider this a hobby. Those that stick with it, eventually somethings going to happen, Ms. Michels says. Perseverance is a big issue, particularly with the visual artist. Its a very lonely profession: youre in the studio, all by yourself. Theres no feedback, especially if youre not exhibiting. Feedback can pump you up and keep you going, just people who are interested in your work and want to talk about it. But, she adds, Theres an apolitical attitude with artists when it comes to their careers. They dont stick together. That can lead to artists giving away their rights and not being treated well, she adds. Ms. Michels feels that the current gallery system, which is unregulated, is not very fair. For example, she explains, some artists give a sales commission of 50 percent to a gallery, a rate she believes is exorbitant and that has slowly gone up from about 20 percent years ago. Youre not getting feedback. Youre working in a vacuum, she says. Youre getting into a desperate state, and youll do anything to show your work to those greedy, greedy people.It takes courage She tells of a recent client meeting with someone who wanted her feedback on a contract that a Sante Fe, N.M., gallery was offering. The terms were outrageous, she says: First, the gallery wanted a 50 percent sales commission. Then, the artist had to split the cost of all advertising, invitations, postage and cost of openings. Another term stated that an artist must sell $100,000 worth of work each year in order to maintain a show space. And the gallery wanted complete exclusivity for the entire state of New Mexico. The contract also said that this gallery takes precedence and priority, and that the artist could not sell work out of her studio, Ms. Michels says. Thats tying someone up in the most extraordinary way. But, she says, It takes two to tango. Artists are also to blame for letting this happen. Other professions have unions; artists are not organized, nor do they want to be, she says, adding many of them lack the courage to take control over their career. The artists rationale is: Well, think of the exposure, she says. But exposure doesnt pay the bills. You need the courage factor of not getting hooked into the belief system that this is the opportunity of a lifetime and will never happen again. When you get into a desperate state, people can make bad decisions. It takes stamina and moreIts important to look at your art career as a marathon, not a sprint. Stamina is important, Ms. Michels says. The networking and marketing skills are important too. Its hard. You need a combination of a lot of ingredients. Its not a one-ingredient recipe. Theres marketing, perseverance, stamina, self-confidence, belief in yourself, benevolence towards other people, not being fearful of change. Use your intuition so youre able to read people well. Some people are very intuitive, but when it comes to their art career, it goes out the window. You get feelings that This is good or bad, This is a toxic environment. You should hone in on that. Pay attention to your senses. And dont carry a chip on your shoulder that other people are supposed to be doing all this work for you. I believe in people being autonomous. ARTS COMMENTARY Making a masterpiece of your arts career NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org MICHELS o t n d k ns of a g te r $ 1 i n An ex N ga i t w s t t l s willne
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PUZZLE ANSWERS The winding down of summer also means the winding down of the Southwest Florida Community Foundations 2010 major annual grant cycle, which is our largest competitive grant program. It provides $407,000 in grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofits in our five-county service area. Although that may seem like a lot of money to give away, with 84 applications and $1.9 million in requests, the decision of what agencies to fund gets harder every year because there are so many worthwhile projects deserving money. Although summer is a slower time for many, it is when our grant review process really heats up. I am assisted by a great group of volunteer grant reviewers to go out and visit with as many of our applicants as possible. What I learned as I traveled around our service area visiting nonprofits is that while community needs continue to outweigh the financial resources available, many of the nonprofits are demonstrating remarkable resiliency, leadership, creativity and perseverance in the wake of substantial financial challenges. They are determined to fulfill their missions and meet the needs of their clients. Some are even expanding their services to ensure that they are able to meet increasing needs. Although the grants will be decided and announced at a later date, I would like to share some examples from my site visits of how I am seeing nonprofits exhibit leadership, partner with other agencies and work more effectively to generate revenue and meet increasing community needs: A nonprofit is building a thrift store adjacent to its building. This will enable the agency to offer more clothing and other household items for lowincome families in need, provide jobs for its clients and generate additional revenue so the agency can better serve its clients. Its a win-win for everyone. An organization providing healthcare services recognized that there is a need for prevention services for patients with chronic health conditions and is developing a new prevention program. However, instead of doing the program on its own, this agency is partnering with another nonprofit that has expertise in providing exercise and prevention programs. Another organization conducted an audit of its programs and found that two of them were not effective, did not have good measurable outcomes and were also losing money. This agencys leadership made the difficult decision to eliminate these programs, improving the agencys financial picture and enabling the agency to devote more resources to the programs that are working. A healthcare agency needed additional space to serve more patients but right now is unable to move to another location. The agency has temporarily converted a closet into an exam room to be able to serve more clients without increasing costs. These examples demonstrate that if nonprofits think outside the box, they can come up with creative and innovative ways to generate more resources and work more efficiently and effectively to help their clients during these tough economic times. So much of what we read or hear about in the news is focused on the challenges facing Southwest Florida, but many of our nonprofits are exhibiting incredible leadership, perseverance, and determination to ensure that community needs are met. These nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers are heroes in my book and deserve our respect and thanks for all they are doing on behalf of our community. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties for 34 years. Through 331 endowed funds, the Community Foundation has provided more than $46 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com.GIVING Nonprofits get creative to cut costs, improve service anneDOUGLAS Director of Programs Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 C11 Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 OPENING OCTOBER 1st!TWO HAUNTS under ONE ROOF Over 20,000 Scare Feet!SPONSORED BY SPONSORED BYTour this OPEN HOUSE, but Visitors BEWARE, you may or may not get out but Enter if you Dare! Challenge your inner demons with PURE Heart-pounding Scares! www.FrightFactoryNaples.com Visit us on Facebook at Fright Factory Naples With summer behind us, its time to look back at the mediocrity (Salt), the ineptitude (Dinner for Schmucks) and the brilliance (Inception) that flustered and inspired moviegoers over the past four months. Here are my nominations: Most Shameful Sequel: Iron Man 2 Robert Downey Jr.s charm wasnt as fresh as it was in the original, and neither was the story or action. And was it me, or did every scene feel like a setup for The Avengers movie in 2012? You Were Big Once, but Now Your Career Sucks: M. Night Shyamalan Hey Night, heres a thought: Make a movie about a director whose career is hijacked by a series of terrible ideas that are poorly executed, and end it with him leaving Hollywood for good. Mr. T Ruined Our Summer: The A-Team It certainly didnt help the lackluster box office ($77 million on a $110 million budget) of The A-Team to have Mr. T denounce the movie prior to its release. Cue pity-the-fool joke here. Worst Duo: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in Dinner for Schmucks Nothing in this movie was funny. Mr. Carell and Mr. Rudd had zero chemistry, and I spent most of the show wanting to punch Mr. Carell in the face. Best Duo: Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Nyqvist as journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl Who Played With Fire They didnt need to be on screen together for us to clearly see the respect and trust they share. Worst Trio: The announcement that Total Recall is being remade to be more contemporary I find that odd, given that the original is set in the future. Best Trio: Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and P-Diddy in Get Him To The Greek Who knew P. Diddy was so funny? He plays off seasoned comedians Brand and Hill very well. (Side question: Can Mr. Brand play any other character?) Biggest Disgrace: The fact that the The Karate Kid remake exists. And that its all kung fu! Future Sequels Im Looking Forward to the Least: Anything Twilight related. Most Boring Remake: Robin Hood If I wanted a history lesson on 12th century British politics, Id watch The History Channel. Biggest Surprise: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work I know what youre thinking, and yes, Im serious. This insightful documentary makes it clear that Ms. Rivers is much more than a plastic surgery joke, and it allowed me to respect her in a brand new way. Most Underrated: Knight and Day Tom Cruise and Cameron Diazs action comedy wasnt great, but it deserved more of an audience. Most Sentimental: Toy Story 3 Come on, you didnt choke up in the end? Best 3-D: Step Up 3-D Everything else about this film was terrible, but darn did it look cool. Huge Expectations, Huge Disappointment: Salt Angelina Jolie was fine, the story wasnt. Best Flick No One Saw: The Kids Are All Right Annette Bening deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance opposite Julianne Moore as the mothers of two teenagers who find their biological father (Mark Ruffalo). Excellent script and acting, bold storytelling. Worst Movie of the Summer: The Last Airbender The 3-D, the story, the acting, the visual effects everything about this one was awful. Close second: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which was more interested in inducing seizures than getting us to care about the characters. Best Movie of the Summer: Inception Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) returned to top form at the helm of this mind-twisting drama, and credit to Leonardo DiCaprio for making it so powerful and effective. SUMMER MOVIE RECAP 2010 Some hot, some not: danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com The critic looks back at a summer of films
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CAPRIA TASTE OF ITALY Cahlua & Cream TUESDAY 4 9 PM DINE-IN ONLY1/2 Price NY Style Cheese Pizza LIVEEntertainment6 NIGHTS A WEEK PIZZERIA ~ RISTORANTE ~ LOUNGE 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee Rd.www.capriofnaples.com Early Bird SPECIAL4 6:30 PMOnly $13.95 Select menu: choice of salad, entre and dessert Happy Hour11 AM 6:30 PM 7 DAYS$2 Domestic $3 Imports $3 Wells $4 House Wines 1/2 PriceAppetizers3 6:30 PM Bill Jollie Football SpecialsS & S FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE Two bulbous eyes, staring, both equally dead in context, and reminding her most immediately of her husband, the late John Pike, were situated on either side of a silver-faced haddock, whose underbite suggested a primitive hereditary trait, of which she surmised, was a product of congenital malnutrition and an improper education. With an air of pretension, she averted eye contact with the fish most abruptly, unwilling to match stares with a fish of a lower social order, and partially because of the intimation of the haddocks gaze, with the sodden stare of her late husbands. Head tilted at an aristocratic degree of self worth, she scanned the box of dead fish. A wide assortment of scale-skinned, recently evicted denizens of the sea, lay open-eyed and mouths gaping, stacked one on top of the other, on top of a bed of ice. A portly fellow sporting a dark complexion was at the register, readying a receipt to close the transaction with the only other customer in the store. Their chatter was amiable, suggesting they knew one another. The former Mrs. waited indignantly for the conversation to end, noting the unprofessional nature of the portly gentlemen being the likely root of his stores obvious poverty of customers. As she waited for the idle talk to cease, she withdrew her cell phone, and finger scrolling through her contact list, located her friend Myra Bellows. From there she lightly tapped the text history logo, and located the message received that prompted her arrival at the fishery, and the unlikely desideratum, that upon inquiry with the portly gentlemen, she might obtain. There are plenty of fish in the sea. (A response to the 32-year-old, Mrs. Pikes incessant chatter about the state of her sex life, in light of the death of her husband.) This text, dated two days prior, had caused the former Mrs. of the late John Pike much distress, and if not remedied soon, many sleepless nights. Her grief was due in large part to her inability to understand what fish had to do with men, and why her friend saw it as important to respond with such a ludicrous statement. Mrs. Pikes complete misunderstanding of the text was prompted by a common affliction of the grammatical apparatus, which leaves those afflicted, unable to detect the context in which the subject is identified, and also the connotation in which it is presented. Most living with this malformation also suffer from an inability to speak, or see through the lens of a narrative not their own. And would otherwise be open minded, if not for the obstinate nature of their condition. How can I help you, Maam? The melodious voice caused the former Mrs. to shudder softly in something closely resembling surprise. I have a question. Remembering her phone was still out, she paused to put it away discretely, as if A Nonsensical SceneNarrated by the English LanguageBY HAL DAVID WOTITZKY____________________her conversation with Myra was a matter of National Security and the portly gentleman a spy. Yes, Maam? His smile as honey soft as his voice. She was lost for what question needed asking. Im here about a fish. Unlike the lavender tone generated by the portly fishmonger behind the counter her question eschewed out in a viscid tone that stuck in her throat like a deep cough. Her air of pretension deflated slightly, promptly reflected in the degree in which her head was tilted heavenward. Unable to gauge the seriousness of her response the fishmonger gave a low chuckle. Florida Weekly readers were asked to submit stories based on the photo at left. Our readers provided a great variety of fanciful and often funny tales for our editors to sort through, and we thank everyone who sent in their work. The story on this page is the final published entry inspired by the fish photo. Using the image at right as your prompt, send us a fictional narrative of no more than 600 words. Well accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail until Friday, Oct. 8. E-mail them to opadilla@ floridaweekly.com and watch these pages for the best submissions in the weeks to come. Next Round
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 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 For every $50 spent towards your next visit.get a $10 GIFTCERTIFICATE 720 5th Ave. S., Naples 239304-9460Prix Fixe Menu $18.00 Sarasota author Ward Larsens Frank Jammer Davis is a no-nonsense kind of guy. Like his creator, hes a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. And hes impatient with the bureaucratic molasses that often clogs urgent work. Now employed by the National Transportation Safety Board, Davis is called to an emergency meeting of aviation and security experts to find out why a new C-500 cargo aircraft has plummeted straight down and crashed in central France, its systems seemingly compromised with no apparent cause. He immediately distrusts the inexperienced French academic who has been chosen to lead the team, especially as the Frenchman pushes too quickly to steer the investigation toward pilot error. Davis pushes for more facts, more action and less protocol. Before long, he finds himself partnering with an intelligent and attractive CIA agent, Anna Sorensen, whos having trouble maintaining her cover as a Honeywell Avionics employee. At first theyre equally distrustful and competitive, but son both sense that a romance might be building. Davis, a true professional and a two-year widower raising a teenage daughter, has to feel his way into this relationship. A self-confessed visual guy, he respects Sorensens skills and savvy while becoming more and more attracted to what meets the eye. They gain each others trust and make important discoveries investigatory and otherwise, independently and together. Then the initial emergency involving the cargo plane becomes overshadowed by another one, at first thought to be unrelated. Almost at the same instant, midsized oil refineries are bombed across the world, creating economic upheaval and worldwide panic. Mr. Larsen plots his novel along several tracks, one of which brings us into the world of the Islamic terrorists who are involved in the initial suicide bombings, a charismatic leader called Caliph, a furtive and thoroughly unattractive Arab woman who seems to be an important messenger, and a cancer-ridden software genius who engineered CargoAirs C-500 onboard systems. As the pace of the novel accelerates, Davis helps make the connection between the plane crash and the refinery bombings, uncovering a surprising and monumental conspiracy. When higherups cannot seem to move on the crisis, Davis bullies them into action, even FLORIDA WRITERS Ward Larsens techno-thriller flies high BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Fly by Wire, by Ward Larsen. Oceanview Publishing. 312 pages. $25.95 d g g s ic he sv e a b o r LARSEN chewing out the president of the United States along the way. The unraveling of the airplane calamity and the refinery conspiracy involves a lot of techno-talk. While one might think this element would slow things down, it doesnt. Mr. Larsen takes readers into the world of technology with clarity, economy and sure-handedness. He makes it fun to witness Davis putting the pieces together, revealing information at just the right pace to keep the suspense building without giving anything away prematurely. Given the limitations of popular genre fiction, the author does a commendable job of individualizing his characters, even the supporting ones. Jammer Davis relationship with his daughter forms a subplot with some appealing touches, smoothing our heros abrasive traits. Mr. Larsen neatly differentiates a series of dignitaries who surround the president at White House meetings, including energy security expert Dr. Herman Coyle, splendidly realized in what is essentially a walk-on part. The villains are equally memorable, from the disgraced, self-interested plastic surgeon Dr. Hans Sprecht to the grotesquely shaped and emotionally twisted Fatima Adara. Fly by Wire is Mr. Larsens third novel published by Oceanview Publishing, a firm that recently relocated from Massachusetts to Longboat Key, Fla., and that in a short time has made a big name for itself among readers of mystery and thriller fiction. Part of that success has to do with Mr. Larsens award-winning books. Ward Larsen is working on a sequel to Fly by Wire to be titled Fly by Night. Find out more about this native Floridian and commercial airline captain at www.wardlarsen.com, and explore Oceanview Publishing at www.oceanviewpub.com.
C14 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Staying up all night, for your pleasure...The French Bread Oven Team Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE BREAKFAST Diamonds are bright, white and lively!FULL SERVICE JEWELRY REPAIR ESTATE JEWELRYDavid Yurman | Tiffany | Kabana MikiMoto Pearls | Chopard | Rolex Writers will hear from professor about early poetryThe Gulf Coast Writers Association presents a seminar about the origins of English poetry at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers. Professor Brad Busbee from the English faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University will use the two earliest poems in the English language, Caedmons Hymn and Beowulf, to demonstrate how English poetry changed from what was primarily an oral form to literature in the form of printed texts. At FGCU, Dr. Busbee teaches the history of the English language and early medieval languages and literatures, particularly Old and Middle English and Old Norse literature. For more information, visit www.gulfwriters.org or e-mail Joe Pacheco at email@example.com. Press club meets at Blue MartiniMembers of the Naples Press Club will meet for happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Blue Martini in Mercato. Complimentary appetizers will be served; cash bar. Admission is free. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples will host 500 RotariansMore than 500 Rotarians and their spouses from nine states along the eastern seaboard and 24 countries in the Caribbean and South America will gather in Naples from Sept. 28-Oct. 3 for the annual Rotary Zone Institute. Naples resident and Rotary International director John Smarge will convene the meeting at the Naples Grande. This years theme is A New Decade of Service: Imagine the Possibilities. Topics will range from eradicating polio to Alzheimers research and help for Haiti. Kalyan Banerjee, incoming president of Rotary International, will be the banquet speaker on Saturday evening. On Friday evening, past district and future governors will have class reunions at more than 20 Naples restaurants. For more information, call Ken Ruskin at 352-6992. Get acquainted with newcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year-round. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. naplesnewcomers.com. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. A wide variety of other club activities are organized and directed by an all-volunteer board of directors. A monthly newsletter keeps members informed of programs and activities.For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. MOPS meets twice a monthMothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays at Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway. Moms socialize and enjoy speakers. Childcare is available. For more information, call 261-7486 or visit www.mops.org. CLUB NOTES Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront Inn You won't want to miss them! All the games Widescreen HD TV Tailgate specials beginning at 12:00 pm NFL SUNDAY TICKET! 1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info Enough said... Now be there!
(239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgShell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missio nary Alliance Foundation 2010 Shell Point. All rights reserved ACT-395-10Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith exchanged the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahmas Guitar, the ideal instrument to interpret challenging classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.7 pm Tuesday, September 28 The Village Church at Shell PointClassical Guitarat its Best Tickets Only$15Paul Galbraithin Concert Call the Shell Point Box office for tickets: 454-2067NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 A&E C15 YOU ONLY NEEDONE CLUB For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714FOR A LIMITED TIME, PREMIER CLUB IS OFFERING A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 10 P.M. Voces: Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Paquito DRivera and other family, friends and colleagues pay homage to the late mambo and Latin jazz legend. FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 8:30 P.M. Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National In 1974, a new park was added to the National Park service the Big Cypress National Preserve. Unlike national parks, the countrys first national preserve allowed traditional uses of the land, including hunting, air boats, swamp buggies even oil drilling. It was a landmark conservation compromise that allowed unprecedented resource usage, while protecting the vast swamp from development. SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 9:30 P.M. Keeping Up AppearancesHyacinth Bucket (who insists its pronounced Bouquet) is a character with few, if any, saving graces. Her pompous, self-serving attitude makes life miserable for all around her. SUNDAY, SEPT. 19, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis: Your Sudden Death Question Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a quiz competition contestant during a quiet summer holiday at an empty Oxford campus. MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 9 P.M. American Masters: Cachao: Uno Mas An in-depth celebration of the legendary Father of the Mambo, Israel Cachao Lopez. Narrated and produced by actor Andy Garcia. TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 10 P.M. P.O.V.: The Oath Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the stories of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Ladens former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo facing war crimes charges, are interweaved in this award-winning documentary. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 9 P.M. Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic Opening Night Concert 2010 The New York Philharmonics opening night gala features music director Alan Gilbert conducting the national premiere of Jazz Symphony, Wynton Marsalis new work for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Philharmonic. This week on WGCU TV Hyacinth Bucket Andy Garcia Looking to Shop for the Latest Trends in Home Improvement and Interior Furnishings?Florida Weekly showcases these products and services in our monthly HomeScapes magazine. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Frameless Shower Door SpecialistsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S APRIL 2010 MAY 2010Laminate & Real Wood Flooring SpecialistsSEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAIL S WRIGHT FLOORING INC. Look for HomeScapes inside this Edition
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Perfection, a lot of 100 bottles of wine each rated at 100 points (the highest rating possible), will be a first-of-itskind lot when it goes on the block at the 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival. What started as a wild idea to be the first auction to offer 100 bottles of 100-point wine, with no two alike, grew into a quest that fired up the generosity of private collectors, vintners and our fellow trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, says Bruce Sherman, chair of the 2011 festival with his wife Cynthia. Proceeds from Perfection and the 70 other live-auction lots will benefit underprivileged and at-risk children through NCEF. Thats what opened hearts and wine cellars, Mr. Sherman says. It took a while to gather these very special vintages, but I never doubted we could do it for the kids. The lot includes a 1955 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, a 1989 Chateau Petrus and a 1985 DRC Romane-Conti, valued at $11,000 and considered the best Burgundy ever made.Five vintners who contributed their 100-point wines to Perfection will also participate in the 2011 festival: Ann Colgin, Bill Harlan, Paul Hobbs, Christian Mouiex and John Shafer will be among 28 worldrenowned vintners at the festival, which takes place Jan. 28-30 in private homes and at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.The vast majority of the Perfection wines received 100-point ratings from Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate; the remainder earned 100 points from Wine Spectator. A complete list of the wines, as well as details about each auction lot, will be available on the festivals website beginning in October. Since 2001, NWWF has raised $82.5 million. It has been ranked the most successful charity wine auction in the nation since 2004 by Wine Spectator and a Top 10 event for wealthy Americans by the Luxury Institute. Ticket packages are $7,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www. napleswinefestival.com. Napa Valleys Staglin Family Vineyard has signed on as the signature vintner for the 2011 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest set for Feb. 25-26 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Staglins vintages have earned top marks from critics around the world and have been selected for meetings of prime ministers, presidents and dignitaries the world over. Known for their commitment to environmentally sensitive operations and philanthropy, the Staglins raise more for charity than any other vineyard and their wines are available only to select purchasers.Having such an esteemed and philanthropic vintner partner in Garen and Shari Staglin will be a boon to next years Wine Fest, says Steve Machiz, chairman of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fests sponsoring organization, SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. Their involvement definitely takes our event up a notch (and will help us) raise money for organizations that promote childrens health.The Staglins founded their vineyard 1985. Certified organic and upgraded with narrow spacing and solar power to reflect their commitment to excellence and environmental sensitivity, it was recently proclaimed the elite vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley, by wine critic Robert Parker. As signature vintner of the 2011 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, Staglin wines will be featured at the grand tasting and auction on Saturday, Feb. 26, and will also be featured at one of the festivals private chef vintner dinners on Friday, Feb. 25. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raised more than $700,000 in 2009 and more than $930,000 in 2010. For more information, call 278-3900 or visit www.swflwinefest.org. 100 bottles of wine rated at 100 points = Perfection SWF Wine & Food Fest toasts signature vintner for 2011 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY TOM HARPER / COURTESY PHOTOThese eight 100-point wines are among those in the Perfection lot. COURTESY PHOTOSBottles of Staglin wine like these will don the tables at the 2011 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festivals grand tasting and auction on Feb. 26 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. (Right) Shari and Garen Staglin. Tickets are $25 Call Opera Naples ofce at 239.514.SING (7464) Half-Priced Tickets Available for Students www.OperaNaples.org LOUISA MAY ALCOTTS TALE OF GROWING UP IN NEW ENGLAND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, THIS HEARTWARMING PRODUCTION FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONSHIPS OF FOUR SISTERS AND THE INEVITABLE CHANGES THAT COME WITH GROWING UP. FEATURING OPERA NAPLES PROFESSIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE PIANIST ROBIN SHUFORD FRANK WILL PROVIDE ACCOMPANIMENT. STEFFANIE PEARCE IS STAGE DIRECTOR. PRE-PERFORMANCE DIRECTORS COMMENTS 30 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN. COMPOSED BY MARK ADAMO IN 1998. SUNG IN ENGLISH. little womenUNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ~ MCSPADDEN HALL~ 5200 CRAYTON ROAD, NAPLESFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:30PM, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 3:00PM OPERA NAPLES FIRST AMERICAN OPERA WORKSHOP A REGIONAL PREMIER OF A CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN OPERA PRODUCED BY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 A&E C17 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.com Saturday Nights Special Reverse Happy Hour$3 $4$5 Saturdays The Original $ 25 OFFWITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MOREGratuity added before discounts. One coupon per table. Valid Sun-Thurs 4-7 pm. Not valid holidays. Not valid with special offers. EXPIRES 9-30-10inevitable changes that come with growing up. Mr. Adamo composed the contemporary work in 1998, and it is sung in English. The Opera Naples workshop cast of Little Women features mezzo-soprano Melissa Vitrella and sopranos Anne Leonardi, Rebecca Richardson and Carolyn Greiner as the sisters; baritone Stephen Mumbert as Professor Bhear; tenor Daniel ODea as Laurie; and soprano Deborah Berioli as the girls mother, Alma. Pianist Robin Shuford Frank will provide accompaniment. Ms. Pearce serves as stage director and will present her directors notes 30 minutes prior to the opening curtain. The majority of the cast are members of the newly formed ONcore ensemble, Opera Naples core group of professional young artists who will receive private vocal technique training with Ms. Pearce, private repertoire coaching with Ms. Frank and extensive role study and ensemble scene work. The vocal ambassadors of Opera Naples, ONcore members are available for professional engagements at public and private functions to help spread the word about Opera Naples. They will perform secondary soloist roles in Opera Naples main productions and also be section leaders for the Opera Naples Chorus. When the founders of Opera Naples made their commitment to create a professional regional opera company, they also made a commitment to develop and grow talented young artists in our region, Ms. Pearce says. ONcore and the American Opera Workshop have both been created to do just that, she adds. These programs are the essence of a regional opera company and something that traveling opera companies simply cannot provide. We are hopeful that an angel will step up and provide the financial sponsorship needed to allow these programs to grow and prosper. Tickets to Little Women are $25 ($12.50 for students). For more information or to purchase tickets, call Opera Naples at 514-SING (7464). OPERAFrom page 1 Little Women>> What: An American Opera Workshop presentation by Opera Naples >> When: Directors notes at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26; performances at 7:30 and 3 p.m., respectively >> Where: United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road >> Tickets: $25 for adults, $12.50 for students >> Info: Opera Naples at 514-SING (7464) in the know PEARCE BERIOLI ODEA MUMBERT
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The session runs from Oct. 3 through Dec. 31; classes meet in various locations throughout Southwest Florida, from Naples (the FGCU Naples Center at 1010 Fifth Ave.S.) and North Naples (Bentley Village) to Bonita Springs, downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda. The first program at the Naples Center downtown is a screening and discussion of the 2006 Hungarian film, Fateless, to launch the Sunday Movies: Foreign Film Series, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. The series continues Oct. 10 (A Prophet, France) and 24 (The Class, France), and Nov. 7 (Once, Ireland), 14 (Shots of Rum, France) and 21 (Gosford Park, UK). The Renaissance Academy is committed to the concept that learning should never cease; that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Class categories for the fall session, and examples of lectures and course titles offered, include: Art Chinese Art and History Study Group, Understanding Landscape Paintings, Steuben Colored Glass 1903-1933 Business, Finance and Economics A Womans Guide to Money Matters, A Financial Look at the Great Depression, Retirement has Changed: Your Next Move? And Sell on Ebay the Right Way! History, Law and Government Originalism vs. Modern Constitutionalism, Nicholas and Alexandra, Julie Dent Grant and Her Muddy Boot General, American Historical Oddities and Women in the Antebellum South Computer Instruction Surf the Internet: Tips and Tricks, Simple Steps to Keep Your PC Trouble-Free Life Enrichment Enhance Your Creative Thinking, Your Inner Child and Core Beliefs, Tai Chi Chuan and Get Organized! Health and Wellness Caregivers Handbook: Alzheimers and Dementia, Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight, Brainercize: Agility through Optimism, Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wellness Music Beethoven: Tortured Titan, The Great American Songbook, Understanding Classical Music Photography Editing Digital Photographs with Picasa 3, Nature and Wildlife Photography, Digital Photography Boot Camp Geneaology Land Ownership in America, Military Records: 1600s until WWII and Developing Excellent Organizational Skills Psychology and Sociology Secrets of Attraction, Healing Emotional Wounds, The Mentality of Entitlement and Whatever happened to Common Sense? Philosophy and Religion Being Ethical in an Unethical Society, Religion in China U.S. and World Affairs The Kingdom of Thailand, Contemporary U.S. Intelligence Issues, Rebooting the West and Cuba: Will the Drama Ever End? Course fees are typically $25, and Renaissance Academy members save 20 percent. Membership in the academy for the fall term is $20. First-time academy students are entitled to $5 off the price of the class they enroll in.Adventure opportunitiesSince 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 14 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style excursions abroad. Participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture its customs, cuisine, language and history and to delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. This past summer, a small group of travelers spent 13 days on a Russian cruise; the fall trip is eight days in Tuscany. For more information about Renaissance Academy programs or a free catalog of offerings, call 425-3276 or visit www.fgcu.edu/racademy, where online registration and payment is an option. Adults can get back to the classroom with Renaissance Academy
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BRIOITALIAN.COMTHE WATERSIDE SHOPS5505 TAMIAMI TRAIL N, NAPLES FL 34108(239) 593-5319 AVAILABLE IN THE BAR ONLY MONDAY-FRIDAY 3PM TO 6PM & 9PM TO CLOSEBRIOS $2 95 Tuscan Taster Bar MenuEAT, DRINK & BE TUSCAN Kick up your heels at Stiletto SprintTo help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Downtown Naples Association presents the first annual Stiletto Sprint in downtown Naples the evening of Friday, Oct. 1, starting in front of the tennis courts behind The von Liebig Art Center and ending on Fifth Avenue South. Runners and walkers on all types of footwear are welcome, but only those in 2-inch heels will qualify for the first and second place prizes. City Councilman Gary Price has pledged to navigate the course in womens pumps and is collecting donations in hopes of raising $10,000 for the cause. A special pink tree lighting and appearance by the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, will be held at Sugden Plaza following the race, thanks to Fifth Third Bank. All proceeds will benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage at the downtown campus of NCH and the Southwest Florida affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Registration for the Stiletto Sprint is $20 per person and will begin at 5 p.m. behind The von Liebig. The race will step out at 6:30 p.m. The pink tree lighting and other festivities will begin at 6:45 p.m. To sign up ahead of time, call 435-3742 or visit www.WAVV101.com. To make a contribution to Councilman Prices effort, send a check made out to Stiletto Spring (with Gary Price in Heels in the memo line) to 800 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 103, Naples FL 34102. For more information, call 435-3742.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 are tuning up for the popular program that benefits the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund. Tickets for $75 per person are available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office. For more information, call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 498-9884.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.Book your tickets for casino nightFriends of the Library of Collier County are betting in Red, White & Routleet, their second annual casino night, to raise funds for the Collier County library system. The gaming and more fun begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church across from Headquarters Library. For more information, visit www.collierfriends.org.Remember When for Sunshine KidsThe Parkshore and Ritz-Carlton offices of Prudential Florida Realty present Remember When, a sock hop for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club. Twist the night away at the 1950s-style party and help spread some sunshine for children with cancer. The fun will include jitterbug, twist and hula-hoop contests; costume contest; a silent auction; hors doeuvres and buffet dinner; and music hosted by Emma Lee. The Sunshine Kids Foundation provides programs for young cancer patients in hospitals across North America. Prudential Real Estate affiliates adopted the foundation as a network-wide charity in 1991. Tickets to Remember When are $50 per person and include two drinks. For reservations, call 595-4200.Immokalee agency plans fundraisersImmokalee Housing & Family Services is planning a Youre My Hero luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Cost is $50 per person, and funds will help IHFS in its mission to provide decent, safe and affordable rental housing with supportive social and educational services for farm workers and other lowincome families in Immokalee. IHFS is also planning a dinner dance on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100. For more information or tickets to either of the above events, call 657-8335 or visit www.ihfservivces.org.Sea Salt evening will benefit missing, exploited childrenSea Salt on Third Street South is hosting a wine dinner to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Four wine bars will be set up in the restaurants Naples Room, and buffet dinner will be in the Sea Glass Room. Save the date and watch here for details. 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C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 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.Friends of Rookery Bay set the bait for the Batfish BashA kickoff luncheon at GreenLinks Resort DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Robin DeMattia, Jenna Rogan, Ellie Krier and Liz Black 2. Caroline Martino and Emily Watt 3. Dan Sullivan, Randy Bayard 4. Tish Krief in the batfish har 5. Gary Lytton, David Gordley and Paul Westberry 6. Event chair Shara Spahr, honorary chair Lavern Gaynor and Bruce Robertson, president of Friends of Rookery Bay 1 2 56 34 Its never to early to book your trip to UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS09/17:Phil Petersons 38th Annual Key West Poker Run09/25:Conch Life Scramble Marathon10/22:Goombay Festival10/23:Christopher Peterson in Eyecons / Las Vegas or Bust10/31:Childrens Day 1-800-593-7259www.seakeywestexpress.com Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina*Month of September day trips on Monday, Thursday or Saturday. Call for information, qualications and reservations. w w w w FANTASY FEST CRUISEOctober 30th departing Fort Myers Beach @ 10:00AM departing Key West @ Midnight HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CRUISE$75*ROUND TRIP
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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Big juicy red wines are beloved for their voluptuous fruits, bold tannins and rich colors, but they can be troublesome when it comes time to pair them with foods. Instead of providing a harmonious match to dishes, they can overpower the food. Here are some guidelines to help achieve balance: 1. Pair food with wine from the same geographic region. Its no coincidence that famous food regions normally have local wine districts that produce wines that complement the flavors. Generally, if it grows together, it goes together. The Italian wines work so well with food, says Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells The Wine People in Naples. Barolo, barbera, dolcetto all the wines made from the nebbiolo grapes are perfect food wines. For a dish like truffle risotto with strong and pungent flavors, a nice 10-year-old Barolo will go well. 2. Use your senses to choose the best companion. Gauging the body of the food is important. Is whats being served light, medium, or full-bodied? For big wines, select food that has substance, too, such as pasta with meat sauce, roast beef or grilled steak. I recently tasted LArco Valpolicella Classico Superiore, says Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. The grape clusters are air-dried on shelves, concentrating the flavors and color. It has very nice lingering flavors and texture in the mouth, richly flavored fruits and spice. The tannin and acid structure goes well with wild game flavors like boar or venison. 3. Balance flavors to achieve harmony at the table. Achieve balance by selecting complementary flavors in the food and wine. One classic combination is cookies and milk: sweet and sweet. Use the same approach when pairing wines. My husband surprised me on a weeknight by cooking a recipe from Greg Norman Estates, says Kat Smith, managing editor at Naples Illustrated. He paired their reserve shiraz with roasted veal chops, mixed mushrooms and white truffle mashed potatoes. The stronger flavors of the earthy mushrooms worked with the plummy, jammy, intense notes of the wine to enhance the roasted meat, which is more delicate than beef. 4. Just because you love the wine doesnt mean your meal will. Choose carefully. Your favorite cabernet sauvignon is not always the best choice. We do get customers looking for the big cabs because that is what they like to drink, says Aleksandar Stepanovich, manager and sommelier at Sea Salt in Naples. And when the chef does a special like rabbit, it pairs well with the gamey flavors. But when customers want a big red wine, we try to steer them to the Oregon pinot noirs, like Domaine Serene Reserve. It has nice fruit and is well balanced, and this style is better suited for our menu. 5. If you have to have that special wine, tailor the food to the wine instead of the other way around. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory) are the five basic tastes. Savory and sweet flavors in the food make wines taste drier and stronger, while salty and sour tastes in food will tone down the flavor of the wine, making it fruitier and less acidic. Steak and other beef dishes bring out the fruit of a strong, dry cabernet by toning down its tannins. When grilling a porterhouse steak and potatoes, thats the time to decant a giant Napa cabernet sauvignon, says Ms. Smith. The same wine can complement one part of a meal while providing contrast with another dish. The LArco Valpolicella is gentle enough to go with hard cheeses as well as the big game flavors, says Mr. Pulice. Heres how to handle a big, bold red VINO jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Wine picks of the week >>Boarding Pass Shiraz 2007, Australia ($15) Expect dark, rich colors and avors from this oddly named but well-constructed Australian shiraz with blueberries, dark red fruit avors, a hint of smoke and spice in complex layers of avor and aroma.>>Layer Cake Malbec 2008, Argentina ($18) This one has a deep purple color with blackberry and spice aromas and avors and a touch of earthiness. >>LArco Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2003, Italy ($49) Intense, ruby red color, concentrated aroma and fruits from the special production method of air-drying the clusters. >>Venge Vineyards Penny Lane Vineyard Sangiovese 2008, Napa Valley ($45) Excellent, ripe fruit with black cherry and berry avors, dark color and medium-full body, following through to a fresh, clean nish. >>Blend 24 2008, Napa Valley ($45) Intense fruit avors of black cherry, currant, minerals and spice on the nish. This one is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, petite sirah and syrah grapes. >>Trespass Vineyards Rendezvous 2007, Napa Valley ($70) Heres a complex Bordeauxstyle blend of mostly cabernet franc and some cabernet sauvignon. With blueberries, black currants and a hint of chocolate and spice at the end, its pure and clean with medium body and long nish. Very limited quantity.
Sushi-Thai Too >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted for parties of four or more >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Sushi, $1.95-$25.95; appetizers, $2.95-$12.95; entrees, $10.95-$25.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the sushi or cocktail bars, conventional tables, banquettes and booths inside, standard tables and chairs outdoors >> Specialties of the house: Gyoza, shu mai, sushi, spicy beef salad, tom kha gai, masaman/ red/green/panang curries, pad Thai, teriyaki, yakisoba, chirashi >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: On the street >> Website: www.sushithaitoo.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 898 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 430-7575SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 16, 23 and 30, 5:307:30 p.m., Flemings: As the restaurant debuts its annual list of 100 wines by the glass, sample 20 each Thursday throughout September along with light hors doeuvres; check the website, www.flemingssteakhouse.com, for a list of selections served on a given night; $25 (credited toward dinner the evening of the tasting), 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations required. Friday, Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m., Cathy OClarkes Irish Pub: Craig Weinbaum of the East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District serves his grilled ahi tuna kabobs with mango salsa, 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 642-9709. Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fresh Market: Celebrate the companys 30th anniversary with a Big Texas Birthday Bash, featuring face painting for kids (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), birthday cake (noon), Big Texas Giving Grill to benefit Eden Autism Services (noon-2 p.m., $5); whole grain cake sampling (noon-3 p.m.), cupcake demonstration (3-4 p.m.) and more; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella or burrata cheese; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800. Reservations required. Sunday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Roys Bonita Springs: Enjoy a seven-course tapas meal and conversation with Chef Jason Grasty; $55, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Monday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Roys Naples: The Wine Club meets to sample wines with Roys signature dishes; $20, 475 Bayfront Place; 261-1416. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shelly Connors demonstrates quick gourmet meals that dont heat up the kitchen; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., Flemings: The restaurant hosts a Caymus Vineyards wine dinner with an interactive live video from Northern California with Caymus owner and winemaker Chuck Wagner and Flemings Director of Wine Marian Jansen op de Haar; $125, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations required. Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 29, 6-8 p.m., The Sauce Lady: Ela Vivonetto demonstrates five-minute meals at weekly cooking classes through October; $20, 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., Roys Bonita Springs: Sample wines from around the world along with Roys signature dishes; $30 (one-time membership fee), $15 for members, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Justin Falata, a chef at Flemings Steakhouse, prepares grass-fed beef with Big Texas flavor in honor of Whole Foods 30th anniversary and its Texas roots; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100 or register at www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter. Submit listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE The ttingly stylish Fifth Avenue roll, top, shares a plate with a kimchee roll.Im not sure where or when the melding of sushi and Thai food began, but restaurants offering this combination of cuisines have been sprouting up all over and appear to be enjoying a reasonable degree of success. Among the most successful in these parts is Sushi-Thai, which now boasts three Naples locations, including one on a prime piece of real estate at Fifth Avenue South and U.S. 41. It was that branch, called Sushi-Thai Too, that I recently visited. As befits a restaurant in this location, it has some stylish touches, including a large saltwater fish tank filled with colorful specimens that caused virtually every child who passed by to squeal in delight. An attractive cocktail bar adjoins the sushi bar, with large arrangements of strategically placed silk flowers between the two. Anyone who has trouble with large menus will struggle here as the options are legion, with pages devoted to individual pieces of sushi, a variety of rolls, Japanese appetizers and hot entrees, plus Thai appetizers and entrees. I employed a divide-and-conquer strategy, starting with the sushi and rolls, moving into appetizers and heading down the finish line with hot entrees. We ordered a small bottle of Ty Ku junmai ginjo sake while digesting the menu. Served well chilled, it came out in a striking looking black bottle and had a lovely floral aroma and notes of lychee and pear. Try a premium sake such as this Oregonmade product and youll never be able to choke down that cheap stuff thats served hot. Dinner began with a kimchee roll ($7.95) and a Fifth Avenue roll ($15.95). I anticipated a fair degree of heat in both of these concoctions, particularly since kimchee is a notoriously spicy fermented Korean staple. The kimchee roll contained conch, spinach, asparagus, scallions and sesame seeds along with a sauce that was called spicy. Although it seemed to be a version of chili sauce, it lacked punch and required a touch of wasabi. It was otherwise a satisfying roll, well constructed and full of contrasting textures.The Fifth Avenue roll contained lobster tempura, asparagus and scallions, topped with avocado, spicy mayonnaise and a karenFELDMAN email@example.com Sushi-Thai Too brings bit of Asian flair to Fifth Avenue SouthPad Thai is a staple of Thai cuisine, and Sushi-Thai offers it with a variety of proteins, including chicken, pork, beef and shrimp. A house special, the sea bass miso features grilled fish with a sweet cream sauce and bok choy. m ., am pl e l ong 30 5 y KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY ha At mos ph er e: ve T h d S a ri e c h i A ho us e sp ec ia l t he s ea b as s mi so f ea tu re s gr il le d fi sh w it h K A R th i m S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S ushi-T h R at i ngs : Foo d: Ser vic e : At h 898 Fifth A v h Avenue roll, top, m chee roll P ad T a n d va c K special sauce, which turned out to be a slightly sweet eel sauce. Again, it wasnt as spicy as wed anticipated, but the mix of ingredients was fine with a liberal wasabi application.While there are all sorts of cooked items on the menu, an unscientific survey seemed to reveal that sushi is the primary draw here. Nonetheless, we soldiered on to cooked items, beginning with miso soup ($2.95) and a Thai classic, tom kha gai ($4.95). Although the miso broth, known as dashi, had rich flavor, the seaweed had been immersed too early, rendering it soggy. The tom kha gai a coconut-milkbased soup that marries kaffir leaves and galangal with chicken, onions and mushrooms needed a slightly more sour note to balance it out. From the cooked entrees, we tried a Japanese house special, sea bass miso ($14.95), and the Thai staple, pad Thai ($16.95). The sea bass looked lovely, the grilled fish sitting atop tender-crisp snow pea pods and carrots, a pile of bright green bok choy by its side. The fish was moist and flaky, with a cream sauce that was surprisingly sweet. By contrast, the bok choy was too bitter to eat. Pad Thai appears on virtually every Thai menu, but no two chefs make it the same way. It begins with rice noodles into which all manner of ingredients are folded, generally including fish sauce, ground peanuts, egg, chicken, scallions and bean sprouts. Some cooks add chopped turnips, other meats, tofu and vegetables as well as their secret mix of seasonings. Ive had it served fiery hot, but most often its a mild dish in which the peanuts, onions and fish sauce dominate. I ordered the pad Thai combo, which contained chicken, pork, beef and shrimp, but if I were to do it again, Id go with straight chicken or tofu, as these seem the best accompaniments to the chewy noodles and other ingredients. There may have been desserts on the menu, but we neither noticed them nor could have done justice to them. Our server was on top of things throughout the meal, despite the fact that it got fairly busy by the time we were about halfway through. She nonetheless kept a careful eye on us, ensuring that the courses arrived at a leisurely but regular pace. Judging from the diverse crowd families, retirees, groups of teens, couples on dates it appears that Sushi-Thai Too offers something for everyone. Considering the scope of the menu, thats not surprising.
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Must See Ask for 802NA10014729. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING TWO STORY$306,900 Valencia Lake Golf & Country Club, golf views, 5 bed 3 bath 3 car gar. granite counters, gourmet kitchen, 3622 sq home Ask for 802NA10028135. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED$299,900 Tall Pines 3 bedroom plus den, pool home, fireplace open floor plan master bedroom upstairs. Ask for 802NA10025339. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES/WEST OF WILSON BLVD$299,500 Not a foreclosure or short sale. Beautiful country home on 5 acres West of Wilson! Cleared to park like setting Ask for 802NA10020525. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$279,000 Inner Estates 2.50 Acre 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom pool and spa (gas heated) dual fireplace, entertainer's delight home. Ask for 802NA10021111. 1-866-657-2300 VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB$274,900 Five bedroom 4 Bath and 3 car garage Beautiful home all of the amenities you could wish for Ask for 802NA10018264. 1-866-657-2300 VALENCIA GOLF GLUB$257,400 5 Bedroom 3 bath with lake view. Wood cabinets, large open kitchen, home has open patio. Ask for 802NA10028005. 1-866-657-2300 GULF HARBOR WATER VIEW HOME$219,000 Hardwood floors in all living areas 38 ft garage for boat storage., large terraces looking down wide canal. Ask for 802NA10015884. 1-866-657-2300 VERONAWALK$197,000 3/3/2 2 story townhome newer floor coverings, raised panel cabinets. Short distance from town center, corner unit Ask for 802NA10025910. 1-866-657-2300 LOOKING FOR A DREAM HOME$185,000 3 Bed plus office, formal living room, formal dining, great room, upgraded cabinets, pool home Ask for 802NA10029859. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE TO BEACH$179,900 Naples Park 3 bed 2 Bath 1 car garage Tile floors Combo tub and shower Family room 1,823 sq ft under air Ask for 802NA10010118. 1-866-657-2300 GREENS OF BONITA SPRINGS$179,000 2 story Condo Owner says sell my house Make Offer Entertaining is easy in this large well maintained one owner home. Ask for 802NA9029274. 1-866-657-2300 2 BED + DEN ATTACHED VILLA$175,000 Pay to play golf club house with restaurant, tennis and pool and under $ 200,000. Private banker. Ask for 802NA10016526. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT CONDO$169,900 First floor unit, 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage and extended lanai, clubhouse and community pool. Ask for 802NA10020365. 1-866-657-2300 REFLECTION LAKES$149,900 Well maintained attached Villa in a Cul de sac.. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. eat-in kitchen, pantry, laundry room Ask for 802NA9010115. 1-866-657-2300 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION$149,900 Convenient to everything. First floor unit just steps to pool, landscaped view, 2/2 with 1 car garage Ask for 802NA10027160. 1-866-657-2300 PRISTINE 2/2 CONDO$149,900 Impressive lake view vacation without leaving the unit, everything is upgraded or new. Ask for 802NA10020444. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 802NA10006832. 1-866-657-2300 CAPE CORAL$139,900 Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 802NA10009730. 1-866-657-2300 LELY TROPICAL ESTATES$139,900 Great location 3-2-2 close to everything.partially updated kitchen and baths, this house has curb appeal Ask for 802NA10028902. 1-866-657-2300 BRISTOL PINES$136,900 Fannie Mae HomePAth property. Great unit available now! Three bedroom 2 1/2 bath in very nice newer community Ask for 802NA10026511. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 802NA10006817. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$119,000 Four bed 2 bath 2 car garage, no a/c needs well pump no stove or refig, newer home Ask for 802NA10020379. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$114,900 Bank Owned Property3 bed 2 bath home with large fenced yard available. This well kept home is located in the city Ask for 802NA10027267. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED$112,000 Built in 2006 3/2/2 split floor plan. Located off Everglades Blvd. Home is in good condition, NO A/C or Well sys. Ask for 802NA10023700. 1-866-657-2300 BLUE HERON$109,900 Third floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo and elevator, neat and tidy community offering pool, clubhouse and quiet relaxation Ask for 802NA10024668. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR CONDO$92,700 Saffire Lakes Condominium in great shape. Two bedroom 2 bath, 2nd floor, volume ceilings, nice view from patio. Ask for 802NA10023642. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$87,000 3 bedroom 2 bath home with tile floors throughout. Screened patio, plenty of room for a pool, potential short sale Ask for 802NA10009288. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$81,900 Potential Short Sale, nestled next to a canal. Close to park, community center, library, shopping, and pharmacy Ask for 802NA10028653. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE$75,000 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA10005498. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH$70,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$59,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$57,000 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 802NA10008303. 1-866-657-2300 MANUFACTURED HOME$49,900 Bank Owned, not a Short Sale.Value here is large lot directly on Oak Creek.Manufactured home with 2 Florida rooms, Ask for 802NA10020710. 1-866-657-2300 MOORHEAD MANOR$49,900 55+ Park, Resident owned land close to 5th Avenue!! Approximately 3 miles from Naples Beaches and 1.5 miles from Bayview Ask for 802NA10009131. 1-866-657-2300 LELY PINES OF NAPLES$39,900 Well maintained three bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, tile throughout, appliances included. A great opportunity at this price, Ask for 802NA10008691. 1-866-657-2300