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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A24 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C30-33 CUISINE C35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 3 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2010 Chart your courseNew map points out ways to walk around downtown. A10 Its about timeCollier County ready for its first Stone Crab Festival, and more good cuisine news. C35 A month of TuesdaysGulfshore Playhouse opens season with a heartwarming play about lifes lessons learned. C1 Mobile marketingAttention-getting vehicles take company messages on the road. B1 $111,407 $77,035 $77,035 2014201720192020202220242026 $84,478 $84,478 $89,836 $89,836 $92,641 $92,641 $98,516 $98,516 $104,764 $104,764Total four-year cost including tuition, housing, books, etc. for the Class of ... The David Lawrence Center has added DUI treatment services to its programs available for Collier County residents. Those who have received a DUI and been referred into treatment per the terms of their evaluation can now receive that treatment at the local center. The center no longer administers the state of Floridas DUI program. As Collier Countys sole DUI class provider for the past 35 years, David Lawrence Center was prohibited by state law from referring DUI individuals to itself for treatment a legality that the board of directors felt was a disservice to those in need of access to the centers substance abuse treatment services, Edward Sheridan, board president, explains. Since 1968, the center has collaborated with the criminal justice system on the development of several courtreferred treatment programs, including the Collier County Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Batterers Intervention and Truancy Court programs all designed to divert people from the criminal justice system and into clinically necessary intervention and treatment services. The new DUI treatment services will allow us to better serve and advocate on behalf of individuals with a DUI conviction LD LADY FATE, WEAVING HER TAPESTRY OF SUCCESS OR FAILure, couldnt have asked for four brighter threads. Each is a high-achieving student for whom college cost is a life-altering commitment. When they appeared last week from the north, south, east and west, intersecting unknowingly on the campus at Florida Gulf Coast University, they seemed as remarkable as ropes in silk broadcloth. It would be worth anything if I had to pay a million dollars I would to get an education, because without it you have nothing, youre poor. But with it, anything can come to you, you can achieve any riches, said Kellee Neal, a senior medical-school hopeful and president of the Pre-Med/Pre-Professional student organization on campus. Ms. Neal will graduate next spring with about $40,000 in debt. I wouldnt change any of this, said Isabel Miranda, also a senior member of the Pre-Med club. The Naples resident is the first per-David Lawrence Center adds DUI treatment BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SEE COLLEGE, A8 PAYING UP:THE RISING COST OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION >> With the average increase in the cost to attend a Florida public university pegged at 6.1 percent per year, this rst-graders parents can expect to pay about $111,407 to send her to a school like the University of Florida. The current cost for an undergraduate at UF is about $18,380, according to the schools admission of ce.PHOTOS: VANDY MAJOR; MODEL: JULIANNA PADILLAO SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE DUI, A15 AmonthofTesdas

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The Priority Program is your opportunityat no risk or obligationto become part of the one and only Arlington. Call now at (23 9 ) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690 to learn more. NP/PPAD/NFW/2009 One of the few primordial experiences still available to the middle-aged is going back to college. Every time I do it I find myself retroactivated squarely to the starting line, where even old people are young because everybody is scratching for the ageless truth, or at least the facts. Which is why any man or woman of my generation would be a fool not to go back to college frequently. Unfortunately, I qualify as a fool. But fortunately, fate intervened the other day and suddenly there I was, in the learners seat once again. Not only had I gone back to college, but I found myself seated at the head of the class, next to the president of Florida Gulf Coast University, Wilson Bradshaw. If youve never sat next to a president, I can tell you this: Its a whole lotta fun. Especially if hes Wilson Bradshaw, and especially if you and he arent seated in a room with 200 other people all eating chicken divan, shortly before he has to make a speech and then go march in the Great Tallahassee Beggars Parade, where grinning men and women elected to higher office will tell him how wonderful he is, which is why theyll be cutting his budget by tens of millions of dollars because they know that hell make up for it through the sheer force of his presidential brilliance. No, in this case we were seated together in shorts and shirts in the stern of a zippy little FGCU boat called the Tidewater, captained by two professors. At the helm stood the dauntless Mike Parsons, associate professor of Marine Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Watershed Institute. Get this: Professor Parsons realized that since the celebrated Gulf Stream flows eastward more than 4,000 miles right past the frigid North Atlantic coast of Wales, where FGCU happens to share an exchange program with Bangor University in marine, biological and environmental sciences, it might be instructive to study plankton that can float from the 75-degree Fahrenheit waters here all the way to the 45or 50-degree waters there.Why? Because the Gulf Stream might be sinking, because it might be slowing down, because water temperatures under it might be changing, all of which would affect the plankton and thus everything else in the deep blue sea, including you and me, he told me.But Professor Parsons was only the XO, the executive officer, if you will. The master and commander of this little mission was the brilliant and seamlessly articulate Aswani Volety, chair of marine and ecological sciences and professor of marine sciences. Professor Volety was dead set on laying down 600 netted bags of old oyster shells in the shallow bay waters of the gulf not far from FGCUs Vester Marine and Environmental Research Field Station, as part of a 7-year-old project he designed. There, the shells will attract floating oyster spat, or larvae. Soon perhaps by next spring theyll be covered in live oysters, forming a reef that can live for centuries (given healthy conditions) surrounded by copious populations of fish and shellfish. To get the job done, the professor commanded the following navy: one college dean, two graduate students, one TV reporter in a short stylish skirt who would soon find herself wading (but stylishly) in about 30 inches of water, a former Marine Corps pilot now flying for Fed Ex, three wellbehaved children, and Florida Weeklys own Windbag Will Travel. All reinforced by a small fleet of other boats carrying about 150 volunteers. In the company of that unlikely armada, President Bradshaw began to relax. All he had to do was talk to me, and climb out of the boat. Once in the water, he joined a long line of volunteers passing the 25-pound shell bags from one pair of arms to another, before the bags were finally scuttled. Being a college president, Dr. Bradshaw took the opportunity to teach. The first thing he taught me began with a question. Do you know how much water a single oyster can filter? he asked casually. Ah, about No, I admitted. (Going back to college is always embarrassing if youre a fool.) About eight to 10 (liters) an hour, he said. Wow, I replied dully. Now you know, he added with a kindly smile. Eight to 10 liters an hour would mean, about, ah let me look it up (like a goingback-to-college student). One liter equals about .264 gallons. So 10 liters equals roughly 2.64 gallons. If an oyster filtered and cleaned 2.64 gallons of seawater an hour, it would percolate more than 63 gallons in a 24-hour day. One little oyster! Do they do that all the time, or do they rest occasionally? I forgot to ask. Clearly, I aint no college student. So thousands of oysters could be filtering millions of gallons of seawater, someday and every day, right on that very spot, I realized. The world is a wonderful place. And so is going back to college.But it became more wonderful right quick.As I stood thigh deep chatting with Professor Volety, he suddenly turned and called to the president, who was working about 50 feet away. Dr. Bradshaw, I was just telling Roger what we have talked about for marine sciences, the professor said. Do you think we can have a Ph.D. program in marine sciences? Suddenly it felt like Christmas in April, minus the fat white man in a red suit. A Ph.D. program would define FGCU not only as a superb teaching university in the highly regarded Florida state system, but as a serious environmental sciences research university and thats a whole different back-to-college ballgame. Thats where the real prestige is. President Bradshaw consulted the matter for about two seconds. He did not turn to any committees. He did not fly off to Tallahassee to parade and beg. He did not glance at the dean or an aide or even at the attentive media. Nor did he dive into the Gulf of Mexico and swim rapidly away, underwater. OK, he said, instead. Ill tell you what: with that kind of leadership, I might give up this writing gig and go back to college permanently. (Note: This column first ran in the April 14 issue of Florida Weekly).COMMENTARY Going back to college rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Susan Powell Brown Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merritt Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald David MichaelCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Dear Publix leadership: As clergy in Naples, where Publix opens its GreenWise-themed store this week, we write to heartily echo the sentiment proclaimed on every bag of new Publix-brand coffee: Fair Trade is Only Fair. The message continues: Were proud to say that this coffee is Fair Trade. Why? Because Fair Trade prices help small farmers provide employees with livable wages and work conditions. Which fosters the same values we do: community, well-being and a nicer world. We, the undersigned, also strongly believe in these values; livable wages and work conditions are indeed indispensable ingredients for a nicer world. We celebrate the accomplishments of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers toward that same mission within Floridas tomato industry, where poverty wages have stayed stagnant for decades and federal slavery convictions have emerged repeatedly in recent years. By partnering with large food industry retailers, the CIWs own Fair Trade efforts called the Campaign for Fair Food benefit thousands of our states hardest working, worst paid, least-protected laborers: tomato pickers. A voluntary penny-a-pound paid by the worlds four largest fast-food companies and three largest food-service companies provides vital economic relief to workers. Along with supplier codes of conduct designed together with the CIW, the Campaign for Fair Food establishes a historic opportunity for Florida growers to provide employees with livable wages and work conditions. The pervasive poverty and powerlessness faced by Florida farmworkers engender a climate where more extreme abuses like forced labor can take root. The CIW knows these dynamics all too well. For helping to liberate more than 1,000 workers in six separate farm servitude operations since 1997 as well as for its groundbreaking work to eliminate forced labor in supply chains, the CIW was selected by the U.S. Department of State in July for its 2010 Hero Acting to End ModernDay Slavery Award. Since springs harvest season, two additional federal indictments for forced labor on Florida farms have been unsealed. To learn more about modern-day slavery in our states agricultural industry, we invite Publix leadership and consumers alike to an interfaith weekend of events titled Harvesting Hope: Cultivating Justice in the Fields and Beyond, hosted by Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. The keynote panel will be moderated by FGCU President Dr. Wilson Bradshaw and composed of several of Southwest Floridas foremost experts on modernday slavery in the fields: Collier County Sheriffs Office Det. Charlie Frost, Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy and CIW co-founder Lucas Benitez. It is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. We joyfully welcome Publixs enthusiasm for Fair Trade coffee and hope that Publix also will make a powerful contribution toward ending the human rights crisis in Floridas fields. A rising consensus of retail food leaders from Whole Foods to McDonalds to Aramark is joining the CIW to actively transform Florida agriculture for the better. By working with the excellently qualified CIW to enforce a supplier code of conduct and contribute just a penny more per pound to lift up tomato pickers miserably low wages, Publix can foster right here at home the nicer world made attainable through livable wages and work conditions. Sincerely, The Rev. Bruce Frogge, First Christian Church of Naples The Rev. Dr. Thomas Harp, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church The Rev. Dana Hendershot, Christus Victor Lutheran Church The Rev. Kathleen Korb, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples The Rev. Catherine OConnell, Naples United Church of Christ The Rev. George Ratzmann, St. William Catholic Church The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff, St. Monicas Episcopal Church The Rev. Roy Terry IV, Cornerstone United Methodist ChurchAlls fair in Fair TradeTwo-thirds of West Virginians approve of the job performance of Gov. Joe Manchin. In ordinary circumstances, that would be enough to get him any promotion he wants. Not in 2010. Manchin trails Republican businessman John Raese in a key Senate race. As soon as he stepped off the state stage into a federal race, he became associated with Obama liberalism, a deadly virus against which personal popularity and even moderation provides only limited immunity. If he loses, hell be a victim of the revenge of the Hillary voters. In the 2008 Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton had persistent appeal among working-class whites, loosely defined as whites without a college education. As Henry Olsen of the American Enterprise Institute notes, 94 percent of West Virginians are white, and only 17 percent of them have a bachelors degree or higher. In the 2008 primary, Clinton beat Barack Obama in West Virginia by 67 percent to 26 percent. Today, Obamas approval rating in the state is ... 29 percent. Democrats have undertaken an experiment in whether you can be the self-styled party of working people if you dont have much appeal to a swath of working people. In Obamas case, the answer is yes, at least it was in 2008. He lost the roughly 40 percent of the electorate that is working-class whites to John McCain by 18 points, but made up the deficit among other groups. In that context, the preference of working-class whites for Republicans over Democrats on the generic ballot by 22 points this year isnt alarming. Obama running nationally conceivably can overcome that kind of gap. But an untold number of Democrats running in areas where working-class whites predominate cant, as a matter of sheer arithmetic. Many of these Democratic majority makers will be the sacrificial lambs of Obama liberalism. According to Gallup, Obamas approval rating is still above 50 percent among blacks, Hispanics, voters between ages 18-29, moderates, postgraduates, singles and Easterners. Hes below 50 percent among everyone else, and in the 30s among whites, voters 65 or older and married people exactly the voters who disproportionately turn out in midterm elections. Liberals want to chalk this up to race. But in January 2009, when President Obama was as African-American as he is today, his approval rating was 63 percent among whites. Its long been an occupational hazard of liberalism to get crosswise with working-class whites. Obama is particularly vulnerable because he combines the affect of Adlai Stevenson with the economic performance of Jimmy Carter. He came into office with working-class voters suspicious that he didnt understand their concerns and proceeded with an agenda health care, cap-andtrade and all the rest of it that didnt address their concerns, or work. Obama famously boasted to a retiring conservative Democratic congressman that this year would be different from 1994, because Democrats had him at the top. Ask Joe Manchin, among many others, how thats working out. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Revenge of the Hillary voters richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On Oct. 21, 1959, on New York Citys Fifth Avenue, thousands of people line up for a debut of a bizarrely shaped white concrete building that resembled a giant upside-down cupcake, the new Guggenheim Museum. On Oct. 22, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act, which attempts to limit billboards and other forms of outdoor advertising, as well as junkyards and other unsightly roadside messes, along Americas interstate highways. On Oct. 23, 1921, in France, U.S. Army Sgt. Edward Younger selects from four caskets the body of the first Unknown Soldier to be honored among the approximately 77,000 United States servicemen killed during World War I. He marked the casket with a spray of white roses.


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Rockettes road to Southwest Florida goes through Myrtle BeachTraveling troupes of Rockettes rehearse during the fall, much like baseball clubs do in spring, at an outof-town venue. Starting in November, the renowned dancers appear in more than two dozen cities across the United States, including Fort Myers, as stars of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in its full, high-kicking splendor. Shortly after Labor Day, a few hundred cast and crew of the show arrived in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area. There are a ton of golf courses, notes New Yorker (and long-ago Ohioan) Jeff Capitola, who is akin to the national tour general manager of the Christmas Spectacular. As vice president of touring productions for Madison Square Garden Entertainment, he assumes a broad vista of caretaking, advocating, negotiating, coordinating and accounting duties for the Rockettes and staff. Mr. Capitola found a suitable rehearsal spot near Myrtle Beach, where he keeps an eye on the big picture while the performers perfect every detail of choreography and wardrobe consultants measure hemlines by the inch. There are four road productions, and we rehearse all of them in what is now sort of an abandoned outlet mall, he explains. We rent it from the owners every year. Its oddly ideal for our setup here. The location is The Waccamaw Factory Shoppes off Highway 501, which ends a few miles east at the beach. The Shoppes have been more or less unoccupied since 2001, although a few businesses rent space there, such as a retail store that sells Halloween costumes. The Rockettes will be at the old mall through October. Then the four road productions will divide and charm the United States, with one going along the east coast, two heading off to sports arenas in the west and the fourth bound for halls in placed including Tallahassee and Fort Myers. There are 87 women on tour as Rockettes. That sizeable group of young performers, one might suspect, would paint Myrtle Beach (population about 30,000, not including the rest of Horry County) redder than Rudolfs nose. But Mr. Capitola says the job of rehearsing and subsequently performing Radio City Christmas Spectacular dictates a quiet, and demanding, four months on the road. The dancers rehearse six days per week, six hours per day. Its pretty much sort of business as usual once we get here, he says. (The day) starts at 10 a.m. and youve gotta show up for work With the Rockettes, its like having a group of athletes around. If you have to dance for six hours, you cant be out late at night. Part of Mr. Capitolas job is to make sure the dancers and other staff are as comfortable as possible. For example, he arranges for transportation from the airport, catering during the day and lodging for the dancers at a time-share property intended to provide some semblance of home. We are always concerned about the quality of life, he says. We take people away from their home approximately four months out of the year. At the end of the day, these people are working long hours and very hard for us and we want them to be happy and healthy. Mr. Capitola began his assent into big-time stage-show management by mistake. In college, he aspired to be an actor. He was required to spend a semester off-campus interning for a New York City arts program, but because he was late making plans, the only position available was one at a Broadway general managers office. It ended up a good fit, he says. He moved to New York after college and helped manage Broadway tours of Grand Hotel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Forbidden Broadway and Cats. He became a company manager at Radio City Music Hall in 2001 before moving on to his current position. After returning home around January, hell go back to work at his office at Radio City in Manhattan, where hell settle up expenses such as ticket sales and beginning again to look toward next years Christmas tours. I have a good life in New York, he says, although he has no immediate family there. He has sisters in Ohio and Arizona. In an industry like this is an interesting sort of built-in family, he says. You spend a lot of time with these people, so some of them become good friends. BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ 15 MINUTES COURTESY PHOTOJeff Capitola and the Rockettes d w e t a t oa d nd e s h e f to a n d s in s see Mr into a ge m l eg e H e se m f or gr a ma t i o B r of he a m o C h r Broadwa y a C OURTESY PHOTO JeffCapitolaandtheRockettes NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 son in her family to go to college. The two other threads in the tapestry on this day were high-school seniors visiting FGCU as prospective students: Elizabeth Orne, a 17-year-old from Clearwater, Fla., and Hannah Carver, also 17, from Jupiter in West Palm Beach. Up, up, up The cost of a college education today is about 440 percent higher than it was fewer than 25 years ago. The increase represents more than four times the rate of inflation since then, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. At FGCU, that means a minimum of about $16,000 per two-semester year. FGCU is some $2,000 less than the University of Florida or Florida State (each of the 11 institutions in the Florida system must set its own fee schedule within a range dictated for all by the legislature). By comparison, the price of a year at the nations most prestigious private schools, such as Harvard or Yale or Columbia universities, comes in at about $50,000 for two semesters. Across the board, higher education will only become more expensive. I can only say this with certainty: Its never going to be as cheap as it is today, said Marc Laviolette, FGCUs director of admissions. Tuition at Florida state colleges and universities remains about $1,500 to $2,000 less per year than the national average, which the state legislature has mandated as the goal. Periodically but consistently, therefore, tuition and fees in Florida state schools will increase and not only until they reach the national average. There are other self-propelled costs, as well. Research at schools that offer Ph.D. programs of the kind FGCU is intent on creating is costly in itself. That cost is shouldered partly by students (or their parents) paying to attend those institutions. In 1997, the year FGCU opened, the school spent less than $3 million on academic research, a figure that rose to $14.8 million last year. Research is the way to go. Thats where the prestige and the money are, noted Wilson Bradshaw, FGCUs president, in an informal conversation about Ph.D. programs last spring.Resources do exist All of those factors will play a role in the cost of tuition no matter what the economy does, the academic prognosticators say and no matter how long it takes working Americans to recover from the recession that either has or has not ended. There is one other certainty in this carnival ride of rising costs and economic conditions besides Mr. Laviolettes that education will never be cheaper than now): Resources exist to help students pay for it, somewhere. The trick, if there is one, requires avoiding assumptions about grants or scholarships and looking at a wide range of options. Among the most frequently used pay options for Florida families are Bright Futures scholarships and the Florida Pre-Paid program, officials say. At FGCU, where the cost of a single credit hour is $166 for a Florida student (that rises to $700 for an out-of-state student) Bright Futures, designed to keep Floridas young brains and talent in state, pays from $95 to $126 a credit hour, depending on how well the student did in high school. And the Florida Pre-Paid program, in which money can be invested years in advance to lock down the price of study at the rate current when the investment is first made, also covers a portion of the cost. In both those cases, Bright Futures in particular, the money is unlikely to go as far in the future, officials warn.Humans in the higher-ed gristmillHow all this plays out for an individual depends on a multitude of circumstances and chance. On the FGCU campus under a spotless blue autumn sky, students and visitors were welcomed, advised, chaperoned, toured about, fed, smiled at effusively, weighted down with information and reassured by the visible in this case, 760 acres of academia seemingly as full of bright promise as a new penny. All that had an effect, of course. I would say this is the ideal college experience: pleasant, safe, helpful, said Ms. Orne, the Clearwater high-schooler who wandered eagerly from building to building with her mother, Debbie Orne, joined by an affectionate connection of hands. For most, cost and sacrifice crouched just out of sight behind the big buildings and fountain vistas of FGCU laid in between broad carpets of live oaks, slash pines and palmetto scrub. For many, an education will cost years of struggle to maintain economic health, not only for the student, but for entire families who have to support them one way or another. I got scholarships and grants when I went to college because my parents were not able to pay for it, so I had to, recalled Mrs. Orne, who teaches elementary school in Clearwater. As for my daughter, I want her to have no debt when she graduates (Elizabeth will enter the class of 2015). Her job is to get good grades and be a responsible young adult. For Ms. Neal, FGCUs pre-med senior, responsibility came too early. Like her friend Ms. Miranda, whose family immigrated to Naples from Colombia by way of New Jersey, shes worked and struggled to make ends meet but the education will ultimately cost Ms. Neal significantly more. Thats because Ms. Neal, originally from New Mexico, was unable to obtain Florida residency status and the tuition break that comes with it until just this semester, the first semester of her senior year, even though shes been a full-time resident of the Sunshine State for three years. She has spent about $25,000 per year at FGCU, she says not counting summer school, which can add up roughly to as much as $6,000 more. I thought it would take only one year to be declared a resident when I came here, but I was wrong and now Im so frustrated by the system, she says. What I found out is that you cant be a Florida resident unless you work and earn at least half the cost of your tuition so Im at $30,000 a year (which included the summer school she was taking), Im pre-med (which means the courses require a great deal of time and effort), they want me to go to school full-time, theres a recession on, I need a car to work, and they want me to work a lot. It made me feel like I shouldnt have come here. But that was the easy part. Ms. Neals mother, her sole participating parent, died of heart disease when Ms. Neal was 19, a tragedy for the young woman in many ways, not the least economically. But paradoxically and perversely in Ms. Neals eyes her mothers death also proved a boon. As it turns out, by federal law the law that dictates who and how much individuals can get in federal grants or loans to study students are not considered independent of their parents, even if they live alone and provide entirely for themselves, until theyre 24 years old, unless theyre married or they pay for more than 50 percent of the cost for a child. Or unless they have no parents. After taking time off when her mother died, then returning and applying for residency again, state residency finally came through this semester for Ms. Neal. For other students, the tax records of COLLEGEFrom page 1ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: The Carver family of Jupiter. Above: Debbie and Elizabeth Orne of Clearwater. There are many creative ways to pay for an education, maybe more than ever before, so just because a student is planning or focusing on an education that could seem too expensive (at first glance) doesnt mean you have to rule it out. Maria Barbato, director of counseling at Bishop VerotVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYIsabel Miranda, left, and Kellee Neal on campus at FGCU.


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Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am-4pmof both parents, or of a biological parent and a stepparent if he or she exists, must be provided annually to secure the financial aid that is all but essential for so many students. A lot of stepmoms and stepdads dont want to take responsibility (for stepchildren, which requires that they submit annual tax information), but guess what? Then you shouldnt have gotten married to someone with a child going to college, said Becky Peterson, an FGCU financial aid officer whose comment elicited both groans and chuckles from more than 100 parents and students visiting campus last week. Every year in a very timely fashion, therefore right after Jan. 1 Ms. Miranda sits down with her parents and helps them make sure all the paperwork is filled out and filed correctly. Since she lives at home with them and her younger brother (in order to save about $3,000 a year in college costs), thats no problem, she says. Neither is it a problem for the grateful Ms. Miranda shes grateful to her mom and dad, who speak little English, and for the opportunity to be the first one in her family to attend college to serve as secretary of the house, as she puts it, doing a myriad of bookwork for others in the family (her older sister, who did not go to college, is married with children). She is also chief cheerleader in the Miranda clan. My brother is going to college, she insists. Im going to make him go whether he wants to or not. Which wont be difficult because he does, indeed, want to further his education. Hes watched his sister acquire an elaborate mlange of grants and scholarship from the Pell to Bright Futures to FGCU Foundation scholarships to scholarships for students who are the first in their families to go to school, to scholarships for immigrant students, to the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent scholarship. But he isnt going to do it that way, he says not entirely. Although his grades are high at Collier Countys Palmetto Ridge High School, Carlos Miranda, now 16, is one of the most talented distance runners to appear on the scene in years. The bright, scrappy sophomore has already won or placed high in a number of regional cross-country and track meets, and holds a personal best of 4:22 in the mile and 15:57 in the 5,000 meter (3.1 miles). He is, in short, scholarship material, a person with a lot of guts who is willing to sacrifice. And hes not the only one. The entire Carver family from West Palm Beach fits such a description, too.The American Dream Among the many who visited FGCU to catch the scent of college life last week, Brian and Becky Carver are the parents of Hannah, the prospective freshman who is intent on studying occupational therapy, and 10-yearold Ben, who already says he wants to attend the University of Tampa to become a meteorologist. Mr. Carver, a construction contractor, suffered a salary decrease of 50 percent through the recession, while putting his wife through college. Mrs. Carver will graduate this spring from Florida Atlantic University to become a teacher, so both can continue working to put their children through college. Hannah will be in the college graduating class of 2015, and Ben in the class of 2022. That entire cycle could cost the Carvers roughly $200,000, according to current and future estimates for in-state residents enrolled in Florida universities and colleges during those years. Since my pay has been cut in half, I cashed in my 401k and my IRA and Ill work until I die, Mr. Carver said cheerfully. Well pay as we go, and Im planning on paying for it all. His daughter holds a weighted GPA of 3.5, so she will get scholarships such as the Bright Future and probably others, and that will help. But after a short presentation in which an FGCU official warned the crowd that Bright Futures students who drop a class now have to pay back that money to the state, Mr. Carver revealed stronger feelings about the contemporary realities of higher education. Concerning all these government aids, the Bright Futures and so on, I think if kids drop classes they should have to pay it back. And I would rather pay every dime of the cost of education for my kids, myself, if I got everything back in taxes Ive paid out to support all this. From cashing in my 401k they took out federal taxes, to start with. And then I had to pay a stiff penalty Im taking my own money out of my own account and I made every penny of it. Now youve got me mad. Mad with a willing smile. Its the American dream, baby, said Mrs. Carver. ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYMarc Laviolette, admissions director at FGCU.

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PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVINGNCH was honored last week to participate in the southeast Regional Policy Board meeting of the American Hospital Association. In an environment of changing economic forces and new health care mandates, it is critical that we learn the best practices of other hospital systems so we can benchmark our own progress. I was pleased to represent us with about 50 leaders from hospitals throughout the South. We discussed many of the topics that are top-of-mind here in Naples. Among them: National quality strategy The strategic questions are all around us: What should hospitals focus on, beyond traditional inpatient care? Should we lead community prevention programs such as fighting obesity and smoking cessation? How broad should a hospital systems responsibility extend? Variation in spending Why do some regions spend almost twice as much as others and see no difference in outcomes? Do we have the right incentives for everyone concerned? The apparent answer is, No. The fact is that people who take care of themselves with appropriate preventive measures cost the system less. Yet traditional hospital payment mechanisms, such as fee-for-service, encourage higher volume. Nor have insurance carriers played much of a role in encouraging preventive care until now. All agreed that the goal of a truly accountable health care system is to add value by improving outcomes and decreasing costs. Physician Leadership and Engagement As the nations 750,000 physicians face new challenges to deliver compassionate, competent care, the theme of partnering is everywhere. At NCH, our own colleagues lead the effort to reorganize our communitys health care in order to improve patient care. As we discussed these global topics in Atlanta, I was reminded of the real reason NCH was included in such a leadership summit. The first reminder came via a 4:27 a.m. e-mail from Brigitte Bennett, R.N., clinical coordinator of North Naples ICU. She wrote about how North Collier ICU nurse Sue Wittman displayed immense compassion with a terminally ill patient: Sue had developed a bond with the patients family and at their request, agreed to stay past her 12-hour shift to give them the emotional support and palliative care that they required. Sue stayed for 16 hours. I know the family was extremely grateful to our entire staff, but most of all, to Sue. The second reminder came as I recalled Maria Belanger, R.N., floating to our North Collier ICU to care for a patient for almost two weeks. Her extraordinary care for and doting on this patient even included a foot massage that made the patient feel like a queen. These two examples might seem small in light of the macro issues swirling around health care these days, but in fact, the efforts of people like Ms. Wittman and Ms. Belanger are the most important reason why NCH has attained the status it has as a leader in health care service and quality. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Top-of-mind issues at NCH mirror those around the country NC H wa s ho no re d la st w ee k to p ar allenWEISS Hospital sponsors free seminarsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free seminars: Robotic Arm Knee Surgery and Other Joint Replacement Advances, by Dr. George Markovich from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Hyatt Place in Coconut Point, Estero; New Options for Shoulder Injuries, by Dr. Michael Havig from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road; and Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis, by Dr. David Greene from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Call 348-4180 for reservations. Learn about Relay For LifeProducing a Cure is the theme when the American Cancer Society kicks off the 2011 Relay For Life of Naples from 5:45-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Naples Community Hospital, 350 Seventh St. N. The party is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Relay For Life, form a team, or get an early start on the 2011 season. The 2011 Relay For Life will take place at Gulfview Middle School on April 15-16. For more information, call 261-0337, ext. 3861, or visit www. STRAIGHT TALK Just when you thought a family caregivers job couldnt get more difficult, consider this: Many of the estimated 73,000 households caring for a senior in Collier and Lee counties are trying to help an aging relative whod rather not have help. A study of family caregivers who responded to a survey on revealed that more than half of the respondents said their aging relative was very resistant to care, whether from a family member or from a professional who tries to come into the home to assist. This is a real problem for family caregivers worried about the safety of a senior loved one who might be forgetting food on the stove or neglecting to take their medications, says Sue Bidwell, the owner of Home Instead Senior Care offices in Collier and Lee counties. Home Instead has more than 875 independently owned and operated franchises that provide nonmedical, in-home care services for seniors in 14 countries around the world. To help make the caregivers job easier, Home Instead has produced Caring for Your Parents: Education for the Family Caregiver. The online educational program includes a number of resources that address senior resistance to care as well as information about choosing an in-home care provider, the signs of aging, long-distance care giving and communicating with aging parents. The free materials and videos are at Why do seniors resist help? They believe that once they acknowledge they need help, theyll lose control of their affairs, Ms. Bidwell explains. Unless they feel they can trust someone, they resist change. I believe its the fear that life as theyve known it will be taken away from them. Sometimes seniors only want help from a son or daughter, which can put undue pressure on that family caregiver who feels he or she cant call for professional help. That strain can take a particular toll on working family caregivers. The Home Instead Senior Care study revealed that 42 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week caregiving. Thats the equivalent of a second full-time job. And thats what makes countering that resistance to assistance so important. But the battle to turn resistance into assistance can be fierce, Ms. Bidwell knows, like seniors who call police when a professional caregiver shows up. With input from family care giving consultant Amy DAprix, Ms. Bidwell offers these strategies to help counter a seniors resistance to assistance: Understand where the resistance is coming from. Ask your parent why he or she is resisting. Mom, I notice that every time I bring up the idea of someone coming in to help, you resist it. Why is that? Oftentimes older adults dont realize they are being resistant. Explain your goals. Remind your loved one that you both want the same thing. Explain that a little extra help can keep her at home longer and will help put your mind at ease as well. Have a candid conversation with him about the impact this care is having on your life. Seniors often dont understand the time commitment of a caregiver. Bring in outside help. If a relationship with a parent is deteriorating, ask a professional, such as a geriatric care manager, for an assessment. Also, go to for tips on how to talk with a loved one. Consider asking another family member or close friend to intervene. If youre not making headway, perhaps theres someone better to talk with your parents. Research your options. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging or a geriatric care manager to research resources in your community. Respect your parents decisions. As long as your loved one is of sound mind, he or she should have the final say. A final note: If your senior has dementia, seek professional assistance from a doctor or geriatric care manager. Logic often will not work, and other strategies must be employed. Free resources help families overcome resistance of seniors who need helpSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY d p r vy m of n g t o b t anc e t h e ing p ar e i s r not i I b r s o m to Wh t i m d o be g oals. Remind your l bo th w an t th e sa me F r e e r e s o u r c e s h e l p f a m i l i e s (NOT)


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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ or visit www. >> Bentley Boy is an adorable 4-year-old neutered puggle who will make a wonderful companion.>> White Sox is a 7-month-old neutered tuxedo who loves to cuddle and play. >> Lancaster is a 4-month-old neutered Russian blue mix who is full of curiosity and quite a character. >> Gala is an adorable 5-year-old spayed Pomeranian who is ready for a permanent, loving home. Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet BoutiqueOpen 7 days a week, 10am-10pm 647 Fifth Avenue South, Naples (239) 263-WOOF (9663) Where Fashionable Pets PrevailJoin our Facebook Group and Follow us on Twitter! Do a Trick Get a Treat... Come celebrate H WL WEEN at Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique! pad, or an upside-down, rubber-backed bath mat. Whatever you use will need to be washed or replaced daily, but the extra loads of laundry are a small price to pay to ensure your senior dog is comfortable. Once again, be sure to work with your veterinarian on the challenges of age. Be especially keen on the combinations of prescription pain medications and so-called neutraceuticals over-the-counter supplements like glucosamine and omega-3 oils that can make life comfortable. Slow down, be patient, be helpful. Youll both feel better for the time you spend with your sweet older dog. BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickOlder dogs can stay happy, active with your help Blind dogs: Maintain your blind dogs environment with minimal change. Dogs actually adapt amazingly well when they lose their eyesight as long as you dont start rearranging the furniture. If your dog knows his way around your house and yard, and has a walking route that suits him, try to keep these things constant to prevent injuries and put him at ease. Deaf dogs: For a dog who lives in a soundless world, sudden contact can be unnerving. It can also be dangerous for the person who delivers the shock, since your dog may nip out of fear. Learn how to let your dog know youre coming, and teach any children who have contact how to do so, too. Many dogs are hearingimpaired but not completely deaf, and for those a couple of simple hand claps are enough to get his attention. If your dog is completely deaf, step loudly as you approach him your footfalls will cause a vibration that can be felt even if its not heard. Leaky dogs: If your dog has overnight incontinence, know that the situation probably upsets him even more than it upsets you. Take him out last thing before bedtime, and then provide a water-absorbent barrier in his bedding. You can use a puppy pad, cut-up pieces of a water-resistant mattress Your dog may breeze through years of senior citizenship without any significant health issues, but sooner or later, age catches up with even the most resilient of canine companions. You may one day discover that your dog cant see or hear anymore, or that hes developed an irritable streak where he didnt have one before. In many cases, the first really distressing issue to come up is incontinence an old dog may dribble urine in his bed or in the house and suddenly you have a problem. Any time a new health issue develops, the best course of action is to have it checked out by your dogs veterinarian. And theres this good news: Many problems are treatable at any age, including cognitive dysfunction doggy dementia which can be eased for many dogs with medication. Time, of course, will not be denied. But even for those things that cannot be aided by your veterinarian, you can take matters into your own hands and help your dog age gracefully and comfortably. Remember, this is an animal who adores you, who lives for your approval and affection. As he begins to lose his health, he needs your assurance more than ever. Some special situations you may deal with: PET TALES Easing the challenges of ageWith some adjustments on your part, both you and your dog can enjoy life fully, no matter what time throws at you.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceChamber fam tripsVolunteers visit Roys and the Zoo, and more things that are good for business. B8 On the moveSee whos going where, doing what. B4 September stats Naples Area Board of Realtors releases recent numbers. B9 Each year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts the Business Hall of Fame-Collier County dinner to honor outstanding local business professionals and raise support for yearround programs to educate youth about economics, free enterprise and work readiness. Not surprisingly, this youth-focused organization has found a way to educate students and prepare them for the work world at the same time. Collier County students attend an etiquette class prior to the awards presentation and then immediately employ those skills as special guests at the Business Hall of Fame banquet while sitting among seasoned business professionals. The Business Hall of Fame-Collier County awards will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. During cocktail hour preceding the dinner and presentation, Wilma Boyd, the owner of Preferred Travel of Naples and a past Junior Achievement laureate, will teach 24 elementary, 17 middle and nine high school students about table settings, the fine art of conversation, eye contact and the proper way to shake hands. During the formal dinner and awards ceremony, as 2010 Laureates Dr. William Figlesthaler and Len Zaiser are inducted into the Business Hall of Fame, two students will join the adults at each table for an opportunity to put their newly gained etiquette skills into practice. Ms. Boyd started the etiquette classes more than 14 years ago, and since then hundreds of Junior Achievement students have benefitted from the training.Students have a seat at Business Hall of Fame dinner It was 1981, and Steve Marino was struggling to get his new business, known as Home-Tech, up and going. Mr. Marino needed a van to make service calls, and the only one he could find at the car lot did not exactly fill him with excitement. All they had available was this van that was painted a goofy-looking maroon with gold stripes, Mr. Marino recalls. I was working out of the trunk of my car at that time, so I couldnt be too choosy. I bought that van. But I wasnt that thrilled with it. Today, Fort Myers-based HomeTech which specializes in the sales and service of major appliances, as well as electrical and plumbing services is one of the most successful companies in its field. And the goofy-looking van Mr. Marino grudgingly accepted nearly three decades back became the prototype for the fleet of some 80 service vehicles that is a constant presence on roadways throughout Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties. The HomeTech vehicles are instantly identifiable by their signature gold and maroon detailing that was grounded in the initial purchase of that van. I could make up a big, elaborate story and say I chose those colors because they resemble FSUs colors (which actually are garnet and gold), but the truth is maroon and gold became our colors simply because that was my only choice, he says. Mr. Marino did not realize it at the time, but his decision to purchase the van and then adapt later vehicles to its color scheme and design was to become an integral part of the marketing and branding of HomeTech in the years to come. Our trucks have been out there for almost 30 years, and I dont know that we really even need to put the words Home-Tech on them anymore, he says. The colors and the design have become so identified with the company that words almost are unnecessary. Mr. Marino discovered early what many canny business owners have come to learn: Company vehicles when attractively and creatively adorned can become powerful promotional and branding tools. Indeed, Mr. Marino says HomeTech zealously guards its signature color scheme. When another business sought to appropriate the exact colors for its vehicles, Mr. Marino initiated action. We took em to court and won, he says. Color can be as important and defining as a logo.SEE VEHICLES, B5 BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ COURTESY PHOTOPAINTED, WRAPPED & ROLLING:Creative vehicles attract clientsThe colors and the design have become so identi ed with the company that words almost are unnecessary. Steve Marino, Home-Tech SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Wilma Boyd and some Junior Achievement students from a previous business etiquette class.SEE DINNER, B5

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 Punta Gorda Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Bonita Springs Estero Visit us online at Doing business in Fort Myers or Charlotte County?So are we.DID YOU KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY offers Total Market Coverage in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties? By distributing a sizable circulation, Florida Weekly is the only local newspaper reaching all 3 counties. Select one, two or all three markets to showcase your product or service today.CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY.Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte MONEY & INVESTINGPension fund investors look to timber and farmlandPension and other tax-exempt money is so big that a change in their investment allocation has important implications for numerous sectors of the economy. As opposed to retail investors, who often get into a sector at the tail end of its bull run (as the lofty gains are perceived to be convincing evidence to invest), pension managers are often reallocating mid-stream. These managers see a new trend which has begun and for which returns are sufficiently positive to warrant approval by oversight and policy setting committees. Tax-exempt money is broadly diversified into equities, real estate, bonds and cash, with percentage allocations targeted. The real property investments made by tax-exempt investors are primarily in the commercial sector as these investors generally stay away from the residential market. Interestingly, besides commercial property, there are a few other real property groups (specifically farmland and timberland) in which these institutional investors have money at work. These two nontraditional categories have fared very well and will probably see greater allocations of dollars in the future, as good returns are impetus for a greater allocation.Commercial reboundThere has been a meaningful recovery underfoot in the commercial sector due to natural market forces. Commercial real estate got clobbered in the Great Recession. Based on national averages, the overall commercial market fell peak (mid-2008) to trough (end of 2009) by about 30 percent. The decline may have been larger than 30 percent in Southwest Florida, but these are national averages and cover all sectors within commercial. Commercial recovery often lags behind the economy by 12 to 18 months. Based on reports by an industry leader in price and transaction information, there is a recovery under way in the commercial sector. Per the NCREIFs index, the overall commercial real estate market turned red in the third quarter of 2008 and continued with losses through all of 2009. Those were six straight quarters of losses. The year 2010 saw a turn into positive territory for commercial properties and it has continued that way to date. Commercial includes: office, hotel, apartment buildings, industrial and retail. A quick comparison of second quarter results shows that the apartment building sector led 2010s second quarter gains, followed by commercial space. Regionally, the greatest pick-up in second quarter 2010 was in the east, followed by the west, then the south and, lastly, the Midwest. The gain for the Southern states was 3.31 percent for the second quarter; in this region, Florida, well known to be very weak, is included with relatively strong Texas. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Beyond commercialPension funds and other tax-exempt investors are not limited to investing in commercial property for their portfolios. They also invest in farmland and timberland. Pension funds holding farmland? Absolutely... as do a bunch of hedge funds owning it in their portfolios. NCREIF also tabulates indices for these two groups. Returns since 1992 have been positive in each and every quarter except one (in which the loss was a scant .01 percent) since the index was compiled in 1992. (That means 73 out of 74 quarters were positive returns.) And some of the quarters returns were quite hefty. For instance, there was an eye-popping return of 23 percent in fourth quarter 2005. Farmland owners will probably see a big quarterly increase in 2010s third and fourth quarter farmland returns (income and property appreciation) as crop prices for soybean, corn and wheat have recently exploded. Not as strong, but still plenty strong vis-vis commercial property, is timberland. And again, despite the woes in housing, this sector will probably see a big pick up in prices in the fourth quarter as lumber prices are quickly moving higher. Possibly one of the best analysts for agriculture and timber is Floridas own Shawn Hackett of Hackett Financial Advisors in Boynton Beach. Shawn has nailed virtually every major (and unexpected) move in these sectors in the past year. He called higher prices for the grains in the spring and summer, before the July 4 breakout. Shawn has been calling for higher timber prices long before the recent move, with several days trading lock limit. Higher timber prices translate into higher timberland prices. But if North American housing demand is the traditional source of demand for North American timber and it is at its lows, from where do the timber buyers hail? Shawn has an interesting spin on timber. Actually, two spins. The first is the buying by the Chinese. Our timber is cheaper than theirs and they want it. As he says, in deference to Paul Revere, The Chinese are coming! The differential between their cost and ours is sufficient enough to have them buy North American timber. Secondly, Shawn sees a drop in supply in the future maybe not right away, but on the horizon, and possibly already seen by long term investors. Not much reported, yet widespread and devastating, is a beetle infestation in some of Canadas timberland. The ramifications of decreased Canadian timber supply will be felt for a long time. Could this scarcity and pricing pick up help existing home prices? Its hard to tell, but at least this news is not negative for the housing industry. There are other ways to play timber and farming other than outright land ownership. Talk with your advisers and get their input as to suitability and opportunities that are good for you. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.

PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 ON THE MOVE Charlie Crist to the state of Floridas Diabetes Advisory Council. Lynn McFadden has joined Bridgeport Home Health Care as regional director/ administrator. Ms. McFadden has more than 10 years of experience in home health regional operations management throughout the United States. Her community service includes founding Flower Care, a charity that delivers flowers and gifts to those seniors without family support who live in skilled nursing facilities. Shanna Weller has joined the Center for Hearing of Naples as full-time clinical audiologist. She recently earned her doctorate of audiology degree with honors from Nova Southeastern Universitys College of Allied Health. Dr. Mohsin Zafar has been named medical director at Juniper Village at Naples, a Wellspring Memory Care community. Dr. Zafar has practiced internal medicine for five years, two of which have been in Naples with a concentration in geriatric care. Law Wills, trusts and estates attorney Laird Lile has been appointed to a three-year term on the Florida Courts Technology Commission by the Florida Supreme Court. Lisa Lipman has been promoted to senior associate in the Naples office of GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Ms. Lipman was an associate at the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby. She holds membership to the The Florida Bar, The MassachuAwards & Recognition Nancy Dauphinais and Beverly Belli of the David Lawrence Center have been recognized for their performance. Ms. Dauphinais, an emergency services clinician, has been named Direct Service Provider of the Year; Ms. Belli, the centers clinical supervisor for community services and also its childrens services administrator, has been named Supervisor of the Year. Both have also been nominated at the statewide level for the Florida Council for Community Mental Health annual awards program. Board Appointments Attorney Edward Cheffy of Cheffy Passidomo P.A. and investment advisor Joseph Farley have been appointed to the board of directors of TheatreZone. Brenda OConnor has joined the board of directors for Southwest Florida Ballet, Naples first pre-professional ballet company. Ms. OConnor is senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, where she is responsible for more than 110 events every year. Construction Lisa Adams has joined the staff at Licenses, Etc. Inc. Her background includes serving a membership director at the Collier Building Industry Association. In her new position, she will expand Licenses, Etc.s social media networking and license and business maintenance services. Continuing Education Dr. Thomas Hale and his staff recently attended the Best of ACE Dental Symposium in Bonita Springs, which showcased the latest products and services in dental techniques and treatments. Health Care Bonnie Masterson, a wellness health educator with the Collier County Health Department, has been appointed by Gov. setts Bar, The South Carolina Bar and the U.S. District Court, Massachusetts and is involved with the Collier County Bar Association, Collier County Womens Bar Association and Collier County Medical Alliance. She received her juris doctorate from Boston College of Law, her masters degree Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree from Union College. Primary Education Ginger Sauter, head of school at The Village School of Naples, has has completed the five graduate courses to become certified for gifted education in the state of Florida. She holds a masters in administration from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelors in education from Memphis State University. Nonpro t Organizations James DeCuzzi has been named executive director of Immokalee Housing & Family Services. Mr. DeCuzzi previously was COO at The McGarvey Companies, managing partner of his own law firm and CEO of the Sapir Organization. He also served as a member of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giulinis cabinet. Connie Dillon has been named executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation. Ms. Dillon has more than 12 years of fundraising experience and involvement in the community, most recently for the NCH Foundation. A graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership program, she has served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for four years and is currently president of the local chapter. Her career in philanthropy was launched in the development department at the University of Notre Dame. She holds a bachelors degree in history from Kenyon College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She also holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. Fred Pezeshkan, president and CEO of Kraft Construction, and Joseph Shepard, vice president of administrative services for Florida Gulf Coast University, have been named co-chairs of the 2011 Southwest Florida Heart Ball to benefit the local American Heart Association. Pest Control Gary Popdan has been promoted to branch manager of the Marco Island branch of Truly Nolen of America Inc. Mr. Popdan began his career with the company in March 2009 and was named branch manager of the Venice, Fla., location earlier this year. Sports Tim Bauer has joined The Club at Mediterra as sports director. Mr. Bauers experience ranges from coaching tennis players at Grand Slam tournaments and in the NCAA to directing private clubs and resorts. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 BUSINESS B5 COURTESY PHOTOSA variety of businesses across Southwest Florida have found that vehicle advertising, done correctly, can help them separate themselves from their competitors. No one has done this with greater flair than Mark Loren, a jeweler in Fort Myers. Five years ago, Mr. Loren decided to purchase a vehicle for special deliveries. Ive always been a little bit mesmerized by armored cars, Mr. Loren says. I thought it might be fun if we used an armored truck as our delivery vehicle. The more I thought about it, the more sense it made. You see an armored truck, and you automatically think there is something valuable inside, which, of course, is what our business is all about. We deal in things of real and lasting value. Mr. Loren set out to buy an armored vehicle, but he quickly found that it was not as easy as it sounded. There are all sorts of restrictions on the sale of these armored trucks, he says. Companies like Brinks and Loomis that use large numbers of the armored carriers told Mr. Loren that they did not sell them. He says he was informed that these companies scrap their armored vehicles when they are no longer of use. Undeterred, Mr. Loren kept looking, and he finally found one for sale by an owner in Los Angeles. It was a 1986 Chevy-built armored truck that weighed eight tons. It was rated as a ballistic level 3 vehicle, which meant that even a round from a .44 Magnum handgun (Dirty Harrys weapon of choice) could not penetrate its armor plating. The truck, which had been used in a number of movies (it had its greatest screen exposure roughly eight seconds in Men in Black), was in Montana for a photo shoot. Mr. Loren agreed to a sale price (which he will not reveal) that included shipping costs to Florida from the Montana site. The vehicle arrived in Florida in lessthan-pristine condition, and there were problems getting the thing registered with the DMV. It seems there was confusion over how to classify it, and, at one point, Mr. Loren says he feared that the truck might never get on the road and that he would be stuck with a 16,000-pound paperweight. Eventually, the bureaucratic nightmare was resolved (it is registered as a small school bus), and Mr. Loren began the necessary improvements to the truck. Mr. Loren spent an undisclosed amount on improvements that included four coats of high-quality black enamel paint. He topped the paint job with 24-karat gold lettering. Today, Mr. Lorens black-and-gold armored truck does more than merely serve as a delivery vehicle. We didnt realize when we bought it how much a part of our brand it would become, Mr. Loren says. It speaks for us in ways that nothing else could. It has paid for itself many times over. It is like a roving billboard. Mr. Loren says he believes he was the first independent retail jeweler in the United States to have an armored vehicle. Mr. Loren takes the truck to charity events (it attracts much more attention than a banner), and he says it draws considerable notice even standing still in front of his business on McGregor Boulevard. The key to successfully using business vehicles as marketing and advertising tools lies primarily in making the vehicle representative of a core concept. First impressions are everything, Mr. Marino says. And many times the first impression someone gets is when they see your vehicle on the road, so it should be specific to your company and it should reflect your values. Pizza Fusion, which has a restaurant in Fort Myers, earns high marks for its use of company vehicles. The Fort Lauderdale-based chain treads heavily on the fact that it uses only organic and fresh ingredients and that it is ecofriendly. To underscore these principles, the companys delivery cars are all Toyota hybrids and wrapped in its logo and words like earth-friendly and fresh, natural. The colorful, environmentally sensitive cars are a colorful counterpoint to other deliverers who usually ferry their pizzas in cars that bear crude, makeshift markings. The wrapping of vehicles, as exemplified by Pizza Fusion, has become an increasingly popular alternative to painting. When a vehicle is wrapped, it is cloaked in large vinyl sheets that essentially function as a gigantic decal. Nick Nemec, owner of Big Crush wine distributors in Punta Gorda, decided to wrap his delivery vehicle (a 2010 Ford Transit Connect). The results have exceeded his expectations. Although Mr. Nemecs business does not sell directly to the public, he says his wrapped delivery van brings in business. I would say weve gotten five to seven new clients as a result of (the wrapped vehicle), he says. Its the perfect vehicle for what we do. I didnt know what to do when we first got it, but I just told them to wrap it so doesnt look so ugly. The wrapping on Mr. Nemecs vehicle was done by Harbour Graphics in Punta Gorda. Mark Collins, manager of Harbour Graphics, says Mr. Nemec is typical of business owners who are seeking to have their vehicles wrapped. They may have a basic idea in their head about what they want, but they dont have a precise design, Mr. Collins says. Our job is to figure out exactly what they want to get across and then come up with a design to accomplish that. Mr. Collins says the process of finding a suitable design is often one of trial and error. The client gives the designer an idea, and then the designer provides examples for approval. The cost of wrapping runs from about $10 to $14 a square foot. Mr. Collins says square footage for most vehicle wrapping jobs runs between 20 to 150 feet. Designing the wrap is an additional cost and usually falls in a range of $150 to $600, he says. Mr. Collins says vehicle wrapping is growing, but he characterizes it as a slow advance. At Harbour Graphics, wrapping accounts for about 10 percent of the firms total business. While wraps vary wildly in design and content, there are certain basics that are a must, he says. Whatever you do has to be clean and to the point, he observes. Mr. Marino of Home-Tech says that Home-Tech toyed with the idea of wrapping its vehicles. Some of those wraps really pop out, he notes. They are striking, but we decided not to do that. It doesnt matter if everybody wraps, we are going to stick with what has worked for us. Mr. Marino says that even the most effective vehicle presentation be it wrapping or a paint job is negated if the vehicle itself is in a state of disarray or disrepair. If you are going to have your name and logo out there on your trucks, you better make sure that they are always clean and always look good, he says. It doesnt matter how great the design and colors are, if the vehicle looks bad, if its dirty or whatever, you are hurting yourself and your brand. Steven Bair of Punta Gordas Rapid Graphix, which does wrapping, says he believes that vehicle signage not only generates business, he feels it promotes safer driving. When your name and telephone number are on that vehicle and are prominently displayed and visible, you are accountable, he says. If Im just some Joe driving around in an unmarked truck, for example, what do I care if I cut you off in traffic or speed? No ones going to know who I am or who I work for. Also, from a community safety standpoint, vehicles that are clearly wrapped or marked let people know who is in their neighborhood and who they are dealing with. Mr. Loren has discovered that there are other perks to owning a highprofile business vehicle. On occasion, he chauffeurs his 10-year-old daughter to school in the imposing armored carrier with 24-karat lettering. It really gets attention in the dropoff line, he says. VEHICLESFrom page B1 bit a rs, Mr. Loren f un i f we used e livery vehicle. i t, the more a rmore d truc k k t h ere is a t t h e y h e was a nies scrap h en they are d oes more t h an merel y serve as a delivery vehicle Wedidn trealizewhen colorful counter p oint to other deliverer s who usuall y f err y their pizzas in cars that bear crude, makeshi f t markings The wrapping ofvehiclesas growing but he ch a s l ow a d vance. At H w r ap pi ng accounts p ercent o f the f irm s W hile wraps va ry and content, there a th at are ha t o H H w wr a S o w r ap he n o s tri ki n ot to m atter i f we are goi ng has worked for us. M r. Marino sa y s t e ff ective vehicle pr w r ap pi ng or a pa int if th e v e hi c l e it se l f i disaaodiseai r Left: Mark Lorens armored car was originally meant for deliveries, but it has become a powerful promotional tool. Below: The Rapid Graphix vehicle. This is a work readiness class, she says. For many of the students it will be their first exposure to a business environment, and what better place to learn and practice etiquette skills than among real business professionals and JA supporters? At the same time they learn about the JA Laureates through a special video presentation that shows how these role models with exceptional ethics and inspiring achievements started out just like them as regular kids. A limited number of tickets remain available for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame-Collier County awards dinner coming up Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Naples Grande. Call 225-2590 or visit for more information. For many of the students it will be their rst exposure to a business environment, and what better place to learn and practice etiquette skills than among real business professionals and JA supporters? Wilma BoydDINNERFrom page B1ZAISER FIGLESTHALER


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Register at The Collier Building Industry Association and the Florida Home Builders Association hold a reception from 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Florida Builder Appliances, 27180 Bay Landing Drive. Cost is $20 for CBIA members. Register at or by calling 436-6100. ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Bellasera Hotel. Cost is $26 for members and membersponsored guests, $30 for others. Reservations are due by noon on the Thursday before each meeting date. Next meeting: Oct. 26. For more information, visit Lee-Collier Business Women members and guests meet for lunch and networking at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Outback Steakhouse, 4910 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $16 for LCBW members and $20 for guests. RSVP at or by calling 985-0400 or e-mailing dawn@ The Collier Building Industry Association presents Creating Opportunity for Economic Growth and Sustainability in Southwest Florida from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Quail West Country Club. Speakers will be Tim Cartwright, chairman of the Tamiami Angel Fund, and Tammie Nemecek, president and COO of the Economic Development Council of Collier County. Cost is $20. Call Carrie Horner at 659-0012, ext. 204, or e-mail The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce meets for Business After Five from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Erins Isle. The SWF Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its Business Expo 2010 from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers. Admission is free. To rent a booth or for more information, call 418-1441 or e-mail info@ The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce holds a free Speed Networking class from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Marco Island Hilton. 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PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS Athena Ehlert, Ethel Ferraro, Mary Lou Connone, James Jackson, Pat Young and Nancy Kerns Hildegard Carney and friend at the gift shop Yasmin and Cynthia Contreras Loraine Kudelski and JoAnn Kleinheinz Jean Sanchez, Helen Cuda, Marye Ruimerman, JoAnn Merzweiler, Nancy Kerns, Hildegard Carney, Allie Reynolds and Liz Kahanovsky 1. Amanda Fromm, John and Maggie Warfield 2. Rex and Peggy Sims and Bill Lonkart 3. Robert Sharkey and Susi Husty 4. Stephanie Kissinger, Brian and Christine Farrar 5. Jose Lopez, Joe Ariola and Tom MaialeVisitor center volunteers visit Roys and The Naples ZooThe Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce fam trips 1 2 BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLYM.L. Meade, Police Chief Thom Carr and Kimberly McIntoshFrank Recker and Kelly Farrell Barbara and Lou Prigge Donna Fiala and Bill PoteetThe Marco Police Foundation at CJs on the Bay 1 4 5 2 3


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9NABOR report: Housing market shows stability The Naples area housing market shows stability despite the ending of the homebuyer tax credit, financing challenges and oil in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the latest report from the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Our inventory is at a historical low as we enter season, Michele Harrison of John R. Wood Realtors says. Available inventory decreased 4 percent to 8,800 properties in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 9,209 properties in the third quarter of 2009. Pending sales decreased in the third quarter but increased 20 percent for the 12 months ending September 2010, the report says. That fact indicates buyers may have brought forward their purchases to get the homebuyer tax credit, says Mike Hughes of Downing-Frye Realty. This is only the second time in five years that we have seen over 2,000 contracts go pending in the third quarter. The third quarter report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales saw a 2 percent decrease, with 2,090 contracts in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 2,129 contracts in the third quarter of 2009. Overall pending sales for the 12 months ending September 2010 increased 20 percent with 9,419 sales compared to 7,881 sales for the 12 months ending September 2009. At Aqua condominum in North Naples, there were three closings in August and September, traditionally slow months for luxury condominium sales in Southwest Florida. Only 35 units remain available in Aqua from the developer, says Todd Kendall, president of Strateca, a division of the Lutgert Companies. Buyers are eager to secure a floorplan, view and level that they like, he says, adding the recent sales exceed $11 million. Floor plans in the 11-story Aqua range from 3,514 square feet of airconditioned living area to 5,464 square feet. Sunlit interiors, soaring ceilings, premium finishes and wide views shape the Aqua lifestyle. Each residence has open-air and screened private terraces that allow ample space for dining and entertaining. Common areas include an expansive pool and spa area set against Aquas private deepwater marina, fitness and aerobics rooms, and his-and-her locker rooms with steam room and sauna. Residents also have access to a boardroom and private dining room, theater and a rooftop garden. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., the real estate division of The Lutg ert Companies, is the exclusive sales and marketing representatives for AQUA. Models are open daily at 13675 Vanderbilt Drive. For more information, visit the on-site sales office, call 591-2727 or go to www.naplesAQUA. com. Aqua charts strong summer salesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Recent closings exceed $11 millionED CHAPPELL / COURTESY PHOTOSThe pool at Aqua overlooks the communitys deepwater marina. The Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida and PricewaterhouseCoopers present Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 from 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs. Experts will provide an up-to-theminute analysis of the impact of the programs and policies of the federal government, likely behaviors of the capital markets over the coming year, what lending and equity environments may be, the projections of the future of Wall Street-firms, distressed debt opportunities and their sense of investment opportunities in 2011. A trends and forecast publication with a 32-year history, Emerging Trends in Real Estate is highly regarded and widely read in the real estate industry. The report draws on formal and informal surveys of real estate executives, investors, developers and market experts around the U.S., including survey responses from more than 500 real estate executives and personal interviews with over 125 industry leaders. The local presentation will feature: Stephan Gianoplus, director or real estate advisory services for PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ross McIntosh with an update on local real estate trends and transactions; and Attorneys Bruce Anderson of Roetzel & Andress, Will Dempsey of Cheffy Passidomo and Steve Hartsell of Pavese Law Firm in a discussion about Amendment 4/Hometown Democracy, which will have been voted on the day before the panel. Registration in advance is $40 for ULI members, $60 for non-members and $25 for government employees. Add $10 for registration at the door. A complimentary copy of the 011 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report will be provided to all attendees. For registration or more information, call (800) 321-5011 or visit swflorida.uli. org and reference event code 8118-1105. Find out about Emerging Trends in Real Estate from experts SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE HOUSING, B10


Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 Single-family overall closed sales decreased 13 percent with 891 sales in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 1,030 sales in the third quarter of 2009. Single-family overall closed sales for the 12 months ending September increased 19 percent with 4,137 sales in the third quarter of 2010 compared to 3,483 sales in the third quarter of 2009. Condo sales showed no change in pending sales in the third quarter of 2010. For the 12 months ending September 2010, overall condo closed sales increased 45 percent to 3,996 sales compared to 2,749 sales for the 12 months ending September 2009. The overall median closed price decreased 3 percent in the third quarter of 2010, to $170,000 from the $176,000 registered in the third quarter of 2009. The drop was confined to the $300,000 and under price segment. Excluding properties in that segment, the third quarter 2010 data reveals a jump in each of the other price segments. Single-family pending sales increased 5 percent with 426 contracts compared to 407 contracts in September 2009. For the 12 months ending September 2010, singlefamily closed sales increased 14 percent with 4,084 sales compared to 3,579 sales for the same 12 months last year. Condo pending sales increased 20 percent with 338 contracts in September 2010 compared to 281 contracts in September 2009. View the full report at HOUSINGFrom page 1The Club at Mediterra, which in December 2009 was turned over from the developer to its members, is expanding. The success of the turnover was greater than the financial model and projections predicted, says Max Passino. Between December and June, 70 new members joined the club in the North Naples residential community, he adds. Expansion plans are for a new bar/ gathering area and a bocce ball court. Members used the clubs tennis courts for an improvised bocce event last season, and its success (more than 160 reservations plus a waiting list) is what prompted the plan for a permanent court. Completion is expected in November. The new outdoor bar and dining/ gathering area is set for completion in December and will double the clubs capacity for outdoor dining. The $800,000 project will be completed with no assessments to members, according to Rich Schmidt, president of the clubs board of governors. The firms of Peacock + Lewis and Ferry Hayes & Allen have been hired for the project. Bocce court, dining expansion under way at MediterraSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Edward Boeder and Patricia McClimans have leased 319 square feet of office space at 3200 Bailey Lane, #158, from South Florida Growers Association Inc. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. First American Title has renewed its lease with Captain Investments Inc. for 2,583 square feet of space at 3411 Bonita Beach Road, Units 301-303, Bonita Springs. Gary Tasman and Brandon Stoneburner of Commercial Property Southwest Florida negotiated the transaction. NTS Enterprises Inc. has leased 7,812 square feet of retail space at 28811 S. Tamiami Trial, Bonita Springs, from Griffin Bonita Springs Properties LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Symark LLC has leased 1,148 square feet of office space in the Newgate Center at 5150 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 301, from Executive Development Corp. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples negotiated the transaction. Tarino Investments LLC has purchased 1,276 square feet of gray shell office condominium at 23160 Fashion Drive, Building R, Suites 227 and 228, Estero, from Encore Bank for $130,000. Stan Stouder of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples represented the buyer, and Jim Tamblyn of Colliers International represented the seller. Top Solution LLC has leased 5,205 square feet of retail space at 1951 Pine Ridge Road from Alicja Socha. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. RECENT TRANSACTIONS How to Sell Your Home in a Challenging Market is a free program presented by Shell Point Retirement Community at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites on U.S. 41 in North Naples. Speakers Yvonne Blair of Coldwell Banker and Mary Moore, moving resources manager at Shell Point, will share tips for pricing and staging your home for sale and for making the most of a move. The last few years have been very trying for home owners who wish to sell, Ms. Moore says. We want to give sellers the information they need to make sure their homes receive the most value in todays market. Attendees will also hear about the latest news from Shell Point about discounts and incentives, including free boat dockage. Although admission is free, seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 466-1131 or (800) 780-1131. Shell Point brings free seminar to Naples Subscribe online at 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.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 REAL ESTATE B11 1. Terrilyn VanGorder, Lisa Adams, Cheryl Deering, Barbie Rogers, Jenny Malone, Claudine Wetzel, Kim Levy, Melissa Mailly, Stacey Herring and Shalyn Ormsby 2. DeAngelis Diamond Construction 3. Melanie Glisson and Greg Weber 4. Stock Development 5. Stacey Herring and Terrilyn VanGorder 6. Stofft Cooney Architects 7. BCB Homes 8. Ficarra Design Associates 9. Patricia Williams and Kim Levy 10. The Glendale Group of SW Florida and Kelli Interior Design StudioThe Collier Building Industrys 2010 Sand Dollar Awards GIOVANNI PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 7 8 9 10 6 4 5 2 3


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Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $899,000 Golden Gate Estates, 1971 12th Ave NE Equestrian Estate on 5 acres! Beautifully gated two story custom pool home w/ oversized 3 car garage. Fireplace, state of the art kitchen & 6 stall barn. 4/2.5 (H3746) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $849,000 Cove Towers 425 Cove Tower Dr, #604 End-unit condo w/view of Gulf, Bay, Wiggins Pass & Naples skyline! Shows like model w/many custom finishes. Club Mbrshp includes beach shuttle, dining & more. 3+Den/3 (C6842) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $780,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $769,900 Old Naples, 617 6th Ave S #202 Beautifully furnished condo located a block o 5th Ave. S. Stroll to beach, Cambier Park & all downtown has to oer. Unit boasts 2 covered parking spaces. 2/2.5 (C2574) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $749,000 Kensington, 5049 Kensington High St Private Setting! Bright and spacious courtyard home with separate cabana. Beautiful lanai area with pool and spa. Golf membership available. 4/3 (H5242) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $699,000 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #PH-4 e Grand Penthouse East. Strong value, real asset, close to the beach. Nestled away from the others and oers elegant living at tree top level. 2+Den/2 (C5120) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $695,000 Tidewater Island, 6081 Tidewater Island Cir Quaint Private boating community! Just minutes to the Gulf via beautiful Estero Bay. Spacious home with pool and 25 ft boat dock. 4/3 (H4835) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865, Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $674,900 Oyster Bay, 1569 Chesapeake Ave, #1569 C.6595 is pet friendly condo has it all! Completely renovated, 30 deeded boat slip, direct Gulf access, vaulted ceilings, addtl storage, laundry in unit. 3/2 (C6595) Donald E. Winkler, 9612166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $495,000 Old Naples, 705 11th St S, 3 #BS 3 Old Naples Covered Boat Slip w/new concrete & wood pilings. Park directly in front of slip, gated & full-time dock master. 50 x 20 by 23.5 overhead clearance. (L1075) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $475,000 Waterside At Bay Beach 4182 Bay Beach Ln, #776 CORNER residence in WATERFRONT condo-never lived in. SW exp w/Gulf views! Short sale priced $400K under what seller paid-WOW! 3/2 (C6326) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $450,000 Waterside At Bay Beach 4191 Bay Beach Ln #252 SPECTACULAR water views for a bargain price!!! Watch dolphins & manatees meander in Estero Bay from every room in your home! A must see for the view alone! 2/2 (C6086) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $449,900 Sun Caper, 7930 Estero Blvd, #308 Would you like a little sand with your sun? Heres the place for you! Furnished and ready to enjoy ... or make some income tenants are booked Jan-March. 2/2 (C6885) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $425,000 Saturnia Lakes, 1524 Pacaya Cv Paradise Found! One of the nest lots, PRIVATE lake views, southern exp. & lush landscaping, LARGE heated pool, Sunny high windows, tile throughout. 3+Den/2.5 (H5056) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $424,900 Waterside At Bay Beach 4141 Bay Beach Ln, #433 Super view and value come together in this waterfront beauty! Water, water, water and boating, beaching, shopping, dining, walking, biking its ALL here!! 2+Den/2 (C6034) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $399,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Price Reduced! Bayside bch retreat! Updated open plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 TA, carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Bch. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $399,000 Indigo Lakes, 14562 Indigo Lakes Cir Great oor plan with 23x15 bonus room, large kitchen w/huge island, upgraded appliances, fantastic outdoor kitchen. Heated pool & spa, sun deck. 4+Den/3 (H5322) Krista Goede, 298-1500 $375,000 Spring Run At e Brooks, 9085 Spring Run Blvd Furnished end residence. Pool, spa, upgraded fans and xtures, new carpet, new roof, golf course and lake view. Bundled golf. 2+Den/2 (V1427) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $350,000 Naples Imp Co Little Farms, 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $349,000 Stonebridge, 1675 Winding Oaks Way, #202 All Inclusive Golf Comm continues to be one of the most desirable N. Naples CC communities. Spacious 2nd home w/open plan. Views to preserve on cul-de-sac. 3/2 (C6381) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $348,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1988 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Updated & Immaculate, granite, cherry cabinets, stainless steel. breakfast bar. built-in desk, wet bar. Pool & golf course view. Attached 2 car garage. 3/2.5 (H5339) Debi Foss, 272-4494 $344,900 Hawthorne, 26464 Doverstone St Like new with all the bells and whistles. Seller needs to move west, so why wait to have something built when this home has everything ready to go. Must see! 2+Den/2 (H5319) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $340,000 e Strand, 7005 Pinnacle Ln, #1503 Furnished, top oor corner residence w/western exposure Close proximity to community club/ pool area. Great space great furnishings ready to be yours!! 3+Den/2 (C6487) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $335,000 Captains Bay South 22724 Island Pines Way, #501 TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE residence w/BAY & GULF views. High ceilings, views galore, across from sandy beaches. Great investment opportunity-allows 2 week rentals! 2/2 (C6801) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 $300,000 Worthington, 13431 Southampton Dr Cheerful villa with oversized pool, lanai and Hot tub. Updated with laminate wood oors, new carpet, freshly painted! Championship golf and tennis included. 3/2 (V1439) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $285,000 Golden Gate Estates, 3875 29th Two master suites, pool & spa. Conveniently located close to town just o 951. Large private 2.27 acre lot with RV parking pad. 4/3 (H5170) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865 $274,000 Lely Resort, 9155 Delano St, #9801 Rarely available Santa Clarita oor plan end unit. Beautifully decorated & furnished. 2 built-in computer desks, split bedrooms, 2-car garage, top upgrades. 3/2.5 (C6871) Robin Hill, 776-0733 $268,800 Ocean Terrace, 1500 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #NW3 Perfect Snowbird beach nest. Directly across from Lowdermilk Park Beach. 2/1 ready for creative upgrading. Sunsets over the gulf at a great price. 2/1.5 (C6900) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $259,000


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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 21 22 24 27 23 26 25 28 29 30 31 32 33 34Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked21 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WOODSEDGE 10561 Timber Lawn Drive $1,269,000 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 22 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 23 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Brock/Julie Wilson 595-5983 24 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1528 Marsh Wren Lane $1,799,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203>$2,000,00025 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 26 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26321 Woodlyn Drive $2,895,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 2487474 27 AQUALANE SHORES 221 Aqua Court $2,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$3,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$4,000,00029 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Driv e $5,950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 595-6500 31 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5 950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 572-1518 >$8,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 >$10,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Thomas L. Campbell, Jr 860-4923 34 PORT ROYAL 1060 Nelsons Walk $12,990,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 357-6628 >$300,0001 WYNDEMERE AMBLEWOOD 130 Amblewood Lane $229,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 2 BONITA BAY CROSSINGS 3260 Crossings Court #13 $309,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441>$400,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier Properties Call 239594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 5 PELICAN LANDING THE COLONY MERANO 23831 Merano Court #201 $480,000 Premier Properties Stephanie/ John Coburn 948-4000 6 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806>$500,0007 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 8 VINEYARDS VISTA POINTE 570 El Camino Real #2504 $529,000 Premier Properties Chris Wortman 273-2007 9 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE 6040 Pelican Bay Blvd. N. #401 $549,900 Premier Properties Kristin Mikler 370-6292 10 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #A $575,000 Premier Properties Jeannie McGearty 248-4333 >$600,00011 MOORINGS 3500 Crayton Road $645,000 Premier Properties Tess McCarthy 207-0118 12 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #303 $675,000 Premier Properties Patricia Bucalo 248-0694>$800,00013 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB 435 Dockside Dr. $839,000-$1,699,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001, Amerivest Realty 14 PARK SHORE 743 Old Trail Road $849,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 15 PELICAN BAY PINECREST 807 Knollwood Court $850,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 16 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00017 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) From the $900s Premier Properties Call 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 18 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #201 $939,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 19 VANDERBILT BEACH BEACHMOOR 9051 Gulfshore Drive #203 $975,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 >$1,000,00020 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #12-A $1,174,000 Premier Properties Angela R. Allen 825-8494


800-496-2621 Plans and elevations are artists renderings and may contain options, which are not standard on all models. Lennar reserves the right to make changes to these oor plans, specications, dimensions and elevations without prior notice. Stated dimensions and square footage are approximate and should not be used as representation of the homes precise or actual size. Any statement, verbal or written, regarding under air or nished area or any other description or modier of the square footage size of any home is a shorthand description of the manner in which the square footage was estimated and should not be construed to indicate certainty. Prices subject to change. FL: Mortgage Lender License #ML0700915. Copyright 2010 Lennar Corporation and Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC. All rights reserved. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Universal American Mortgage Company and the UAMC logos are registered service marks or service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries 10/10 Solid surface countertops in kitchen Upgraded level-4 oor tile throughout living area Upgraded CleanSteel appliance package Hurricane protection 1-car garage Enclosed covered lanai Corian vanity tops Upgraded plumbing xtures Designer kitchen including wall ovensDirections: Take I-75 to exit 111 (Immokalee Rd.), Community on Left just East of SR 951. YOU CANT GO WRONG!! PICK ONE FOR JUST $ 149 524 Vistas at Heritage Bay41Exit 123 Exit 111Heritage Bay IN NAPLES /SWFLSAVE1,194 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1-Car GarageASHBURY1,232 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1-Car GarageBROOKSIDE


Gulfshore Playhouse kicks off its fifth season on the main stage with Tuesdays with Morrie. Based on Mitch Alboms 1997 best-selling autobiographical account of his rekindled friendship with an old college professor, the play opens with a special performance to benefit the Lou Gehrigs Disease Association of Southwest Florida. The benefit preview, with $5 of every $35 ticket going to the association, is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at The Norris Center. Regular performances will be Oct. 29-Nov. 21. Written by Mr. Albom and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, the play follows Mr. Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former sociology professor at Brandeis University, who is battling Lou Gehrigs Disease. Sixteen years after graduation, Mr. Albom happens to catch Mr. Schwartz appearance on a television news program and learns of his illness. The two reunite, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Hal Robinson plays the ailing professor, and Wayne LeGette plays Mr. Albom. In addition to Broadway credits including Cabaret, Grand Hotel and George Abbotts Broadway, Mr. Robinson has performed in major regional theaters around the country and has a recurring TV role as Judge Callahan in The Practice. Local audiences will remember Mr. LeGette as Cleante in Gulfshore Playhouses 2009 production of Tartuffe. Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury directs Tuesdays with Morrie. I am delighted that Gulfshore Playhouse is bringing this beloved book to life on stage, Ms. Coury notes. It is a poignant, heartwarming story that really reminds you what a profound impact teachers, mentors and loved ones have on our lives.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceTuesdays with MorrieFamily night in the parkSee who went to the movie, and more fun around town. C30-34 A perfect fitKathleen Passidomo honored with Education Foundation Glass Slipper Award. C9 Spooky, kooky collectiblesAntiques expert Terry Kovel says Halloween-related items are in demand. C26 SEE PLAYHOUSE, C4 The Naples International Film Festival last year rolled out the red carpet to independent filmmakers for the first time. It went so well for example, the festivals opening night selection, The Cove, went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary that community sponsors have given their own version of the red carpet treatment to NIFF. People have gotten to know us and how we do business and all the positive things weve accomplished, says Rowan Samuel, executive director of the festival. That includes the economic impact of the four-day event through tickets purchased, hotel rooms occupied, restaurants frequented and tuxedoes fitted. Tammie Nemecek of the Economic Development Council of Collier County promotes the festival, estimating the economic impact at about $1 million. Naples Mayor Bill Barnett is scheduled to speak at the opening night gala. I think (NIFF) adds enormously to the cache that Naples has, says Mike Reagan, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. It brings people to our community, they spend money, and frankly, I think its important for development in a larger sense, including attracting business and investors. Mr. Samuel hopes that impact doubles this year. Further on, he sees the sky as the limit, looking to the type of status Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, has achieved. We have the exact same opportunity here, he says.Lights, camera The black-tie opening night gala for the second annual NIFF starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. General admission tickets are $35. For $175, VIP ticketholders have more access to stars and directors, including at an after party with heavy hors doeuvres and dessertNIFF cues up for another banner yearBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live. Morrie Schwartz to his former student Mitch Albom, on their fourth Tuesday together, from the book Tuesdays with MorrieCOURTESY PHOTOHal Robinson as Morrie, left, and Wayne LeGette as Mitch in a scene from one of the first of their Tuesdays with Morrie visitsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGulfshore Playhouse opens fifth season with a play about lifes lessons learned SEE FILM, C5 Tuesdays with Morrie>> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: Oct. 29-Nov. 21 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Bene t preview: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, for the Lou Gehrigs Disease Association of SWF >> Tickets: $35 >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or in the know >> The second annual Naples International Film Festival >> What: More than 30 independent feature lms, documentaries and shorts >> When: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 4-7 >> Where: Mercatos Silverspot Cinema >> More: Opening night gala, a black-tie event featuring a screening of Thespians >> When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Gala tickets: $35 general admission, $175 VIP admission >> Info: For tickets, complete schedule and more info, go to www.naples in the know Fa m See d t i et r st h e h e m y h at e ir n t nd s i y s of a ct COU RTE S Y PH O T O H al Robinson as Morrie, le f t, and Wayne Le G ette as Mitch in a scene f rom one o f the Give it a tryAudition calls go out for singers, musicians, actors and boy ballet dancers. 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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FIRST ANNUAL STONE CRAB FESTIVAL at Port-O-Call MarinaSaturday & Sunday October 23rd 24th 2010$10 Sightseeing Cruises on the Naples Princess!Cruise Times on Saturday & Sunday10:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pmFresh Stone Crab from Kellys Fish House! Live Dixie Land Music Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am Enjoy ice cold beer and arrgh pirate punch, both at the marina and while you cruise. Fun contests, arts & crafts and other activities will be available for kids! Book signing with local authors, Virginia Saalman and Captain Johnny Morgan. 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 | www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comCall (239) 649-2275 for reservations. In America, we love to gripe about the opposite sex. We tell sexist jokes like its a national pastime, and were quick to judge based on gender. Men make fun of female drivers. Women shake their heads and say, Just like a man. For women who have traveled abroad, especially, the American male is an easy target. He cant smooth talk a woman the way the Italians can, nor can he praise her charms like the French. Hes not as passionate as the Spaniards or as funny as the British. Hell never be as pragmatic as the Germans. But the American man has something many men from other countries dont offer (and not just the fact that he wont wear man-pris): American men have a core respect for women that is difficult to find outside the United States. Theyre taught early to respect their mothers and to look out for their younger sisters. They know they have to protect the women in their lives. This fundamental esteem is cultivated over a lifetime and runs very deep. All complaining aside, American men value their women. The same cant always be said for other cultures. When you step outside the United States, you come across different The underappreciated American man ArtisHENDERSON approaches to the opposite sex. Sometimes that means different manners of handling women. On a recent trip overseas, I got my own taste of what its like to be a woman in another culture and it was harsh and bitter. When I stepped into an elevator, the male passengers pushed me to the back. When the door slid open at my floor, they cut me off in order to exit first. On the ride back down, I found myself alone with a local man. Where are you headed? he asked. Im going to get something for lunch, I said. He raised his eyebrows and then shook his head. The women here dont eat lunch, he said in a cautionary tone. Otherwise, youll get fat. The elevator stopped at the ground floor, and he elbowed his way past me. In a country where courtesy is never extended to women, I suddenly realized the many ways American men are kind and gallant. I thought of all the car doors that have been opened for me in my lifetime, of the many seats offered on crowded subways and buses. While traveling, I fell in with a group of study abroad students from Michigan. They were heartbreakingly young, more teenagers than adults. There was only one young man in the group, Devin, and he had designated himself the protector. He went with me to the store at night and then SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS...The women here dont eat lunch, he said in a cautionary tone. Otherwise, youll get fat... t was harsh and n to an e l evator, s hed me to the o pen at m y floor, o exit first n I f ound mysel f d ? he asked. t hin g for lunch, s an d t h en s h oo k h e r e d o nt e at nar y tone. Othat t h e g roun d wa y past me o urtes y is never udd en l y rea l ize d n men are k in d a ll the car doors f or me in m y e ats offered on ses. in with a g roup f rom Michi g an. i n g ly youn g a d u l ts ng afterward escorted me home. He was careful to walk on the traffic side of the street. If we stopped for sweets or fruit juice at one of the local stands, he insisted on paying. Devin was cute in a young-pup sort of way, but the most appealing thing about him was that particular brand of American chivalry. He was neither dashingly sophisticated like European men nor sexy and suave like Latin men. But he was polite and forthright, kind and generous. Just like an American man.


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PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 PLAYHOUSEFrom page C1Also known as ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrigs Disease is a devastating, progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. When these neurons can no longer send impulses to the bodys muscles, the muscles waste away, leading inevitably to complete paralysis. Persons with ALS lose their ability to move or even to speak, eat or breathe, while intellectual functions remain intact. The Lou Gehrigs Disease Association of Southwest Florida assists ALS patients and their families and caregivers throughout the area. Programs include providing respite care and a medical equipment loan program. For more information about the chapter, call the associations Sarasota headquarters at (941) 955-4771 or visit this seasonAfter Tuesdays with Morrie, the Gulfshore Playhouse season continues with: Unnecessary Farce, Jan. 28-Feb. 13 (preview performance Thursday, Jan. 27) Paul Slade Smiths entertaining story of mayhem and mix-ups involves two cops, three crooks and eight doors. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But theres some confusion as to whos in which room, whos being videotaped, whos taken the money, whos hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. A View from the Bridge, March 4-20 (preview performance Thursday, March 3) Arthur Millers American classic is a fiercely compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal that centers on Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and his orphaned 17-yearold niece Catherine, with whom he is obsessed. Beatrices two cousins enter the country illegally seeking a better life in America, and when Catherine falls in love with one of them, Eddies jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world. This great play just finished a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway. Blithe Spirit, April 8-23 (preview performance Thursday, April 7) Noel Cowards stylish comedy is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. When a happy medium, one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with uproarious results. All Gulfshore Playhouse productions are presented exclusively at The Norris Center in downtown Naples. Subscription series and single tickets are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or visiting Regrets Only, The Naples Players production opening Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Sugden Community Theatre, is a glittering comedy of Park Avenue manners that raises some deeper questions. Playwright Paul Rudnick presents a love triangle involving the perfect Manhattan marriage and the perfect Manhattan friendship. With the lightest of touches, Mr. Rudnick introduces socialite Tibby McCullough and her best friend, fabulously successful fashion designer Hank Hadley, who is finally coming to terms with the death of his longtime partner. As Hank prepares to escort Tibby to one of their society dos, it turns out that Tibbys liberal lawyer husband is going to Washington to help draft a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and their lawyer daughter has delayed her wedding to accompany him there. Feeling betrayed, Hank arranges a perfect, eye-opening revenge. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27-Nov. 20. Tickets are $25 adults and $10 for students. Call 263-7990 or visit www. Regrets Only next up for Naples Players BONITA SPRINGSNAPLES Give Your Nightstand Something Smile About... Be a good ambassador for Gulfshore Playhouse>> Gulfshore Playhouse hosts its 2010 Ambassadors Reception fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Naples Tomato. The evening of food and fun includes an open bar and silent auction with items including a private reworks extravaganza and a trip to New York City for New Years Eve in Times Square. Tickets are $50 per person. Naples Tomato is at 14700 Tamiami Trail N. in Tamiami Square Plaza.


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Theyll also have a complimentary ticket to the festivals closing ceremonies at the Phil, followed by a performance by The New Mastersounds, the British jazz/funk band featured in Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds from Leeds to New Orleans, one of this years documentary selections, at the Hilton Naples. The film selection for the opening night gala is Thespians, a documentary about four Florida high school drama troupes as they prepare for and compete at the biggest high school theater competition in the world. Producer Warren Skeels will discuss the film with the audience after the screening. We are so honored to be able to share our film on opening night at the Naples International Film Festival, Mr. Skeels says. Its kind of a good luck charm from what we hear. Last year we were brand new and no one knew what to expect and it turned out beautifully, says Shannon Franklin, the festivals artistic director. For the second year there is that expectation but theres also that additional level of excitement. After the opening gala, the 2010 NIFF continues through Sunday, Nov. 7. Most of the festivals films eight documentaries, 11 narrative feature films and 14 shorts will be shown in six theaters at Mercatos Silverspot Cinema. A selection of childrens films from the New York Childrens Film Festival will be screened from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at The Norris Center. Tickets for the Mercato screenings are $12.50 each; the childrens films will be screened as part of NIFF Kids Day, for which admission is $10-$15. A sneak peekWhen choosing films, organizers looked for a wide variety of work that is new and fresh. Several NIFF feature film screenings will be Florida premieres, including: Cup Cake, a romantic comedy from Northern Ireland about a young man who inherits his parents bakery and will go to any lengths to keep it running; Hello Lonesome (U.S.A.) a comedy/ drama with three stories about loneliness and connection; and A Happy Man: Le Bonheur de Pierre (France and Canada), in which a Parisian professor tricks his high-strung daughter into moving to a remote Canadian town to teach her the secrets to happiness. In addition to the aforementioned Coals to Newscastle, the festival lineup of documentaries includes: My Run, in which Terry Hitchcock, a father raising three children after his wife dies from breast cancer, runs 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the challenge of single-parent families; The Parking Lot Move, a playful, funny and disarmingly perceptive film about a brotherhood of grad students, middle-age slackers, indie-rockers and surly philosophers who run a unique parking lot in Charlottesville, Va.; and Warrior Champions, the emotional and inspiring story of a group of severely wounded U.S. soldiers who fight to turn nightmares of war into Olympic dreams as they compete for spots on the U.S. Paralympic team. Each film is in the program for a different reason, says Ms. Franklin, NIFF artistic director. First and foremost, we wanted to have something for everyone. For a complete listing and schedule of screenings, visit Festivalgoers can also browse trailers at the site to help plan what they want to see and return there to leave comments after the screenings. A collection of hand-decorated celebrity martini glasses on display at restaurants, clubs and even a couture boutique throughout Naples are up for auction to benefit the Naples International Film Festival. Celebrities reflected in the designs include golf great Greg Norman, Hugh Hefner and Sarah Jessica Parker. They are on dislay at: BoKampers Sports Bar & Grill, Bleu Provence, Brio, Cafe Lurcat, Campiello, Capital Grille, Chops, Cloydes, Handsome Harrys, Marissa Collections, McCormick & Schmicks, Miramare Ristorante, M Waterfront Grille, Pazzo, Tiburon Golf Club, The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Sea Salt, Shulas and Trulucks. Make a date for happy hour to check out the one-of-a-kind cocktail glasses, and then bid for your favorites online at www. For more information, visit Say cheers to the NIFFJ. MARK STRONG / COURTESY PHOTOS Crosby, Stills & Nash at Miramare Ristorante k.d. lang at Brio Loretta Swit at Handsome Harrys The Cove at McCormick & Schmicks

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater I Do! I Do! By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Oct. 30. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Regrets Only By the Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre Oct. 27-Nov. 20. 263-7990 or www. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By Laboratory Theater of Florida at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, through Oct. 23. Hairspray At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 278-4422 or Cynthias Lament By Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Art, Fort Myers, through Oct. 23. 936-3239 or Noises Off By Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers, Oct. 26-Nov. 20. 332-4488 or www. No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre By FGCU Theatre Lab Oct. 27-Nov. 7. 590-7268. Symphony Eagles Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra plays The Music of The Eagles at 8 p.m. Oct. 23. 597-1900 or Pops Concert The Edison Symphony Orchestra presents Edison Pops at Sunset at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, at Edison State College, Fort Myers. The annual benefit aids the Edison State College Foundation. 489-9210 or Concert in the Park The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs a free concert in the Cambier Park band shell from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25. 213-3058. Thursday, Oct. 21 Feels Like Fall Oktoberfest takes place at the Village on Venetian Bay from 5:30-9 p.m. Enjoy German food and music, pumpkin painting and more. 403-2204. Hats Off Marissa Collections hosts a Hats Extravaganza 2010 trunk show featuring the Patricia Underwood collection in the store today through Saturday. 167 Third St. S. 263-4333 or www. Faculty Recital FGCUs Bower School of Music presents faculty members in Music for a Rare Trio at 7:30 p.m. Free. 590-7548. Night Out Thursday on Third entertainment and more takes place from 6-9 p.m. in the Third Street South shopping district. 261-8936 or Murder Mystery The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade Nacho Game Show Murder with THEY improv at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Friday, Oct. 22 Blugrass Tunes Frontline Bluegrass performs from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $5 cover. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928 or Rock Out Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Tour starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www. Saturday, Oct. 23 Family Fun The Naples Museum of Art hosts a free-admission Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with docent-guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 597-1900 or Art Show The Naples Artcrafters hold a fine art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 352-3036. Stone Crab Fest Naples Backyard History and the Naples Waterfront Association present the first-ever Naples Stone Crab Festival from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Sunday. Enjoy an in-water boat show, farmers market, demos, food and more. 777-2281. Horsin Around The Southwest Florida Dressage Association hosts a schooling show to raise funds for Rodney Schriver, a horse trainer who is fighting cancer. The show starts at 8 a.m. at Grace Equestrian Center in North Fort Myers. 405-7341, or Trunk Show Stonewater Studio jewelry has a trunk show from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Kaw Gallery, 2950 Tamiami Tail N. 821-2266 or Fall Fest Ave Maria celebrates Oktoberfest from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with fun for the whole family. 3-4-1236 or www. Fright Night Zombicon begins at 6 p.m. at 2010 Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers. Sunday, Oct. 24 Bluegrass Tunes Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs hosts a bluegrass jam from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 948-7799. Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy present The Class (France 2008) at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. A discussion will follow. Next up in the seriers: Once (Ireland 2007) on Nov. 7. $5. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 4344737 or 425-3272. Jazz Jam The 2010 Jazz Jam Session at Erins Isle, featuring Bobby Gideons & Friends, takes place from 2-4 p.m. $30. Proceeds benefit Marco Islands Christmas Island Style. 6190 Collier Blvd. 248-7419 or 860-4354. Monday, Oct. 25 Live Music Mike Blasucci performs from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 4317928. Just Jazz Bob Zottola & the Expandable Jazz Band play from 6-9 p.m. at Capri-A Taste of Italy in the Riverchase Plaza. 594-3500. More Jazz Jebrys Jazz Jam takes place from 5-8 p.m. at the Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. Time for Trivia The tough questions begin at 7:30 p.m. for Trivia Night at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Oct. 26 Art Class Instructor Mimi Gallo explores and compares varying styles of French, English, French and Chinese landscape paintings in an FGCU Renaissance Academy class from 10 a.m. to noon at Bentley Village. 598-3153 or 425-3272. History Lesson Danny Jo presents Delta Blues at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-0177. When in Rome Sublime with Rome performs at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000. Bring the Team Team Trivia begins at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Oct. 27 Great American Songbook The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a class in the Great American Songbook from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Bentlely Village. 598-3153 or 425-3272. Marco Art Walk Meet the artists and see where they work during ArtWalk at the Artist Colony at the Esplanade from 5-8 p.m. The Walk takes place on the the last Wednesday of every month. Steppin Out Vergina on Fifth Avenue hosts a dance contest beginning at 8 p.m. leading up to contest finals Nov 17. 659-7008 or Coming up Recital Time FGCUs Bower School of Music presents baritone Graham Fandrei and pianist Beverly Coulter in recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 590-7851. Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Boo! Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Halloween party at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring the WholeTones and Frankie Jo Pollom. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928 or Island-Style Benefit KAW Gallery presents Caribbean music, refreshments and an auction and raffle to COURTESY PHOTOSReal-life husband and wise Mary Anne and John McKerrow play Agnes and Michael Snow as they navigate 50 years of marriage in I Do! I Do! on stage at The Sugden Community Theatre through Oct. 30. These photos show the couple in a scene from their days as young parents. Call The Naples Players at 263-7990 or visit Naples Stone Crab Festival from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Sunday. Enjoy an in-water boat show, farmers market, demos, food and more.


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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 fries and slaw or black beans and rice Not good with any other offer. Expires 11/4/10. $24.95 Back in the early s, before white girls began ironing their hair on ironing boards to make it straighter than straight, women favored beehives and bouffants: big, poufy, complicated affairs that defied both gravity and Mother Nature. Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, celebrates that era. It not only celebrates Big Hair, but a number of other things as well, including civil rights, integration, early rock n roll and queen-sized women. This musical doesnt just embrace diversity; it wraps it in a giant bear hug and joyfully dances around the stage with it. Initially a 1988 John Waters flick starring Divine as a frumpy Baltimore housewife, the quirky movie became a Broadway hit, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. It also received Desk Drama Awards for: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Book and Outstanding Music, as well as the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It tells the story of Tracy Turnblad (Danielle Arci), a typical if not for her ample size teen who loves rock n roll and dancing. Along with her friend Penny (Lisa LeCuyer), she faithfully watches The Corny Collins Show on TV and is in love with its lead dancer, Link Larkin (Michael Kennen Miller). She wants to dance on the show and, like every other girl in Baltimore, wants Link as her boyfriend. When Tracy becomes friends with some African-American kids at school, she learns some cool dance moves from them. The Corny Collins Show, in attempts at appeasing protestors while still practicing its discriminatory casting, has set aside a day each month to allow AfricanAmerican teens to dance on the air. But Tracy cant see why everyone cant dance together all the time. I wish every day was Negro Day! she declares at one point. From the very opening number, Good Morning Baltimore, Ms. Arci plays Tracy with irrepressible bubbliness, reprising her role in the Broadway National Tour. Shes a never-ending bundle of energy and enthusiasm who just happens to come in a slightly larger package than the broomstick-thin popular girls. Lara Hayhurst plays Amber, her nemesis, with relish: a spoiled girl with an over-developed sense of entitlement. She tries to hide her mean streak with a sunny smile, but it doesnt quite work. Choreographer Amy Marie McCleary plays her mother, Velma, producer of the The Corny Collins Show and professional snob and bigot. She has her diva moment with (The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs. Its great fun to watch these two villains you love to hate. Chuck Caruso, as Tracys mother, Edna Turnblad, has some big pumps to fill. Not only did Divine originate the role in the John Waters movie, but Harvey Fierstein, with his foghorn-mixed-withgravel voice and larger-than-life personality, originated the role on Broadway. But Mr. Caruso does a smash-up job and seems a natural for the role. Broadway Palms production of Hairspray is more an ensemble piece, with everyone getting his or her turn in the spotlight. And theres not a weak performer in this cast of more than two dozen. A Supremes-like trio (Ericka Simone Covington, Ayana Major Bey and Marisha Wallace) drew cheers from the audience for their singing in Welcome to the s. (But the staging was disappointing, as the women dont step out from what originally appears to be a lifesize poster on a wall.)A lot to loveWalter Kemp III portrays Seaweed. The III after his name must refer to him being a triple threat on stage, as he acts, sings and dances his way into the audiences heart (and into the heart of Penny, too.) The romance between Seaweed and Penny is adorable to watch, and her transformation from a shy, gawky girl into a bold, dancing young woman in love is great fun to watch. This musical celebrates love of all kinds, and its sweet to see Mr. Caruso and Paul Crane, who plays Ednas husband Wilbur, celebrate their long marriage in (Youre) Timeless to Me. They might seem a mismatched couple to outsiders, but its obvious theyre happy and meant for each other. Scott Moreau, a Broadway Palm favorite, is professionally slick as Corny Collins, and 15-year-old Keana Jordan (of Fort Myers High School) deserves special mention as Inez, Seaweeds younger sister whos turned away from auditioning for the dance show because shes black. (This musical isnt exactly subtle in its preaching of equality, but the music is so darn fun and infectious that any preachiness or overkill in the message is instantly forgiven.) Nedgra Culp as Motormouth Maybelle, a local record shop owner and deejay, delivers the shows 11 oclock number. Ms. Culps role requires her to speak in couplets; although others Ive seen in the role have played it too over-the-top, like an annoying AM radio personality, Ms. Culp speaks her lines naturally, and the rhymes seem to originate from her organically. Ms. Culp commands attention with her moving delivery of I Know Where Ive Been, eliciting sustained applause and cheers from the audience.A few weak spotsDirector Brian Enzman has done a terrific job with pulling this musical together, though he could have emphasized the campiness of it all even a bit more. (The only weak spots are with the staging: the gym scene seems a little scattered, and the three vignettes in Mama, Im a Big Girl Now seem spaced too far from each other.) Also, the opening scene of Tracys bedroom, which is supposed to make us feel as though were on the ceiling looking directly down at her, doesnt have the visual impact it should. But the dancing and singing are spectacular, and the mini-orchestra, led by musical director Loren Strickland, sounded the best Ive ever heard them. Hairspray is the perfect marriage of Mr. Waterss odd characters and plot and Marc Shaimans hook-happy music and clever lyrics (co-written with his partner, Scott Wittman.) The songs are era-perfect, complete with doo-wop-like onomatopoeia and lines about hearing bells and listening to a symphony. Theres even a counting-book romance song (I Can Hear the Bells) a la Who Wrote the Book of Love, in which Tracy counts the steps to her longed-for romance with Link. And of course, the slow, stately ballad I Know Where Ive Been is a gospel-like anthem. The songs are peppy and uplifting and the dialogue is funny, even if the teens and tweens in the audience dont get the references to Lollobrigida and the Gabor Sisters, or understand why a color television is a big deal or why there are only three stations. The Broadway Palm was ambitious in producing Hairspray, but they were also smart. This show is big, outrageous and fun just like Tracy Turnblads hair. ARTS COMMENTARY Hairspray: Big hair and even bigger fun NancySTETSON >> Hairspray >> When: Through Nov. 20 >> Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >> Cost: $21-$51 >> Info: 278-4422 or in the know COURTESY PHOTO A scene from Hairspray, now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 C9 GIVING Longtime Naples resident Kathleen Passidomo was honored at the Education Foundations Glass Slipper Award Reception hosted earlier this month by McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato in recognation of her outstanding service toward education in Collier County. The Glass Slipper Award is made in conjunction with the foundations annual If the Shoe Fits fundraiser. A resident of Collier County for more than 30 years, Ms. Passidomo has been extensively involved in the community, especially where the advancement and well-being of children are concerned. Past recipients of the Glass Slipper Award are Emily K. Bua, Rachel Gutman, Debbi Wallace, Linda Morton, Mary Lynn Hill, Monica Baker and Ally Loos. Ms. Passidomo will be recognized again at If The Shoe Fits on Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. A benefit for the Education Foundations Take Stock In Children mentoring and scholarship program, the evening of shopping, an auction and more fun is presented by Naples Illustrated and co-sponsored by SunTrust and the law firm of VernonHealy. Returning food and beverage sponsors McCormick & Schmicks and Pinnacle Vodka provide bites and cocktails, including the events signature Shoetini. A new sponsor this year is Norman Love Confections. Tickets to If the Shoe Fits are $100 per person. For more information about the event or about Take Stock In Children, call 643-4755 or visit Education Foundations Glass Slipper is a perfect fit for Kathleen PassidomoSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY | Naples 239.455.8500 | Immokalee 236.657.4434LETS TALK. Sometimes a cry for help never makes a sound. When you see a child with signs of depression, anger or substance abuse, please help them take the first step to recovery. Call the David Lawrence Center. The only thing they have to lose is the pain. ALEXANDERS RESTAURANT BAMBOO CAF French Home Cooking THE BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR BELLINI ITALIAN RESTAURANT ON FIFTH BHA! BHA! PERSIAN BISTRO BISTRO 821 BLEU PROVENCE CAPRI PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE CIAO RISTORANTE THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE EVOO MARKET & BISTRO GOURMET CATERING & TAKE OUT HBS ON THE GULF IM TAPAS THE ISLAND PUB LE LAFAYETTE FRENCH GOURMET MANGROVE CAF M WATERFRONT GRILLE NAPLES TOMATO NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI OLD NAPLES PUB OLIO ON NAPLES BAY PELICAN LARRYS RANDYS FISHMARKET RESTAURANT THE REAL MACAW REMYS BISTRO RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY SEA SALT SUNBURST CAF THE VILLAGE PUBDINEOUT! SAVE 30% WITH NAPLES ORIGINALS GIFT CERTIFICATES Enjoy Naples Finest Local Restaurants 0 Each dollar spent at a local restaurant returns three times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain a benet we can all bank on. PUZZLE ANSWERS DAWN DINARDO / COURTESY PHOTOSHonoree Kathleen Passidomo, second from left, with representatives from co-sponsors VernonHealy Chris Vernon, Susan Healy and Victor Bayata. From co-sponsor SunTrust, left to right, Sania Rizk, Ginger Barkhausen, Michael Davis and Cyndy Kirkham.

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. SMARTINDUSTRIES STRMLicense #CRC056857 LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEARON IMPACT WINDOWS www.StormSmart.comTHIS MONTH ONLY CALL TODAY! 888.962.7283 Lower your utility bills and save money on your homeowners insurance. MENTION THIS AD FOR FREE INSTALLATION**Some Restrictions Apply FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES BY GEORGE! By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Dont be surprised if you suddenly hear from someone from your past who wants to contact you about the possibility of renewing a longdormant (if not dead) relationship.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to check over what went right and what went wrong with recent efforts. This can provide valuable lessons for projects that will be coming up soon.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Dealing with people who feel theyre always right about everything might be a problem for some. But the savvy Archer should be able to deflate their oversize egos.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This week favors a balance between the demands of your work and your need for fun timeouts. Taking breaks helps restore and keep your energy levels high.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) There could be an occasional setback in what youre working on. But look at them as lessons on how to do better as you move along. More supporters turn up to cheer you on.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although a more positive aspect influences this weeks course, you still need to be sure that those who will work with you have no reason to work against you. Good luck.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Deciding to work out that pesky problem (even though you might have been bored, bored, bored with it) should be paying off right about now. Expect to hear some very welcome news very soon.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Unexpected news might cause you to rethink a previous conclusion. Dont be bullheaded and try to bluff it out. Make the needed change, and then take a bow for your objectivity.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Money-matters should be considered as you continue to work out your holiday plans. This is a good time to scout out discounts before demand for them outstrips their availability.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A calm period early in the week helps you complete most, if not all, of your unfinished tasks. A new project appears by midweek, and this one could carry some big career potential.LEO (July 23 to August 22) Positive results from recent ventures continue to pump up those self-esteem levels, making you Fabulous Felines feel you can tackle any challenge anyone wants to throw at you.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Family and friends might feel neglected because of your almost total focus on a project. Try to rework your schedule so you can have time for both your loved ones and your work.BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in keeping your promises. Its not always easy to do, but somehow you do it.


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Get this 100% leather sofa stocked in a gorgeous cognac or in a beautiful cream. FREE DELIVERY!48table & 4 stationary chairs regularly $965only $569 v e hlit only $1099regularly $3199 Old people kicking ass. Just reading that is bound to bring a smile to your face. Sure, weve seen Bruce Willis blow things up for years. But Morgan Freeman? John Malkovich? Dame Helen Mirren with a machine gun? Thats a sight to see. Unfortunately, once the kitschy novelty wears off, theres not much more to see in RED, a one-note action comedy with a paper-thin story. Mr. Willis plays Frank, a retired CIA special-ops agent now living in complete boredom in Cleveland. He gets his kicks from working out and flirting with Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) at the Social Security office. Life is good, life is dull, life is about to get very interesting once again. After hes attacked in his home, Frank learns that he and other members of the CIAs RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) list have been marked for death. And so he travels the country getting the gang back together: Theres Joe (Mr. Freeman), who has stage four cancer and lives in a retirement home; Marvin (Mr. Malkovich), who was given daily doses of LSD for 11 years as part of a mind control experiment; and Victoria (Ms. Mirren), who really, really likes to shoot people. Why theyre being targeted by CIA higher-up Cynthia Wilkes (Rebecca Pidgeon) and her minion William Cooper (Karl Urban) remains a mystery far too long, so suffice to say the retirees know something about a mission gone awry in the early s that could compromise a current political figure. There are also Russian operatives, love stories and enough 360-degree shots to make you dizzy. The action is fun especially as the elder bad-asses break into the CIA to find out whos after them and why and the visual effects are adequate. The performances from the notable cast are fine, but Mr. Malkovich is clearly having the most fun as yet another wacko eccentric. Him carrying around the pig might seem silly, but it has a great payoff. Joyful as it is, director Robert Schwentkes movie never fulfills its promise of total wink-wink cheeky glee. Or to put it another way, the story by Jon and Erich Hoeber (based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner) is too thin for anything to really matter. We watch and say Wow! Look at Mirren fire away! and Malkovich is such a weirdo! rather than have those elements be an ingrained part of the story. When only the novelties stand out as memorable, its a problem. RED clearly knows what it is and what it wants to be, but somewhere along the line, someone forgot to offer more than a marketing hook. It will leave you entertained and unfulfilled a hollow victory considering the delight it could have been. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS REDIs it worth $10? No >> Ms. Mirrens inspiration was Martha Stewart. Shes obviously not a retired assassin, she says. But whatever Martha Stewart does, she does it really, really well. Shes a perfectionist, and I love her combination of feminine softness and incredible strength of ef ciency and practicality. in the know danHUDAK Secretariat (Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh) In the early s, a Denver housewife (Ms. Lane) leaves her family behind and hires an eccentric trainer (Mr. Malkovich) as she hopes to become a winner in the horse racing business. Lucky for her, the chance she took was on what many consider the greatest racehorse of all time, Secretariat. From underdog status to against-all-odds triumph, this is a two-hour predictable bore of a sports movie. Rated PG.Buried (Ryan Reynolds, voices of Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky) While working in Iraq, American truck driver Paul Conroy (Mr. Reynolds) wakes to discover hes been buried alive inside a coffin in the Iraqi desert. The camera never leaves the inside of the coffin, so this certainly isnt for the claustrophobic. It is, however, very intense and nicely done, especially as we learn more about Paul and why hes there. Rated R.Life As We Know It (Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas) After their mutual best friends die in a car accident, Holly (Ms. Heigl) and Messer (Mr. Duhamel) are given joint custody of their friends orphan baby. Although it has some nice dramatic and comedic moments, it labors toward an ending it wants but doesnt need. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY After reading The Season of Risks, the third installment of Susan Hubbards acclaimed Ethical Vampire series, I can understand the special appeal of the vampire craze to young adults. Who feels more like an outsider than a thoughtful teenager? Who feels more unsettled than someone going through a sequence of identity adjustments? What better vehicle for probing these problems of otherness than that of the vampire? A changeling by definition, the vampire is in touch with, yet divorced from, the human sphere. A vampire most often must hide his or her true self. As Ms. Hubbard explores the nature of her protagonist, Ariella Montero, the issues of identity and expectation are further complicated by the fact that Ariella is a special kind of tweener: not only halfchild/half-adult, but also half-human/ half-vampire. The authors premise involves an underground vampire civilization with competing sects holding conflicting notions about their proper relationship with humankind. Yes, they live among us; but they live more fully among themselves. On one side of the value spectrum are vampires who secretly farm humans for the blood nourishment the vampires need and feel entitled to. On the other side are those seeking to live openly and in a nonthreatening way within human society, perhaps building an inclusive society. A third sect is positioned somewhere in between. Vampire scientists have developed dietary substitutes for human blood; certain bars and restaurants, truly vampire haunts, serve Picardo and other specialized beverages. However, the desire for the defining act of vampirism might not be exclusively for nourishment, but also for energy of a different order. Vampires dominate entire businesses. In Ms. Hubbards novel, the world of online social networking is presented as a major vampiric enterprise a fascinating metaphor. Essentially, The Season of Risks involves the trials of growing up that any young woman faces, but with the added dimension of vampire (or half-vampire) capabilities: reading thoughts, becoming invisible and interacting with ghosts, to name a few. The fact that Ariella, as a half-vampire, can see only vague reflections of herself underscores the issues of identity and self-knowledge that enrich the novel. A 15-year-old passing as a 19-year-old college student, Ariella has fallen in love with an independent candidate for president of the United States. Neil Cameron, listed as and apparently 30 years of age, is the first vampire to make such a run, and he enjoys great success in the early polling. He is sure to earn the nomination of a burgeoning third party. Political maneuvering involves the ongoing conflicts among the vampire sects. Clearly, a new relationship between the vampire and human worlds is anticipated. This is something Ariellas father, the vampire part of her heritage and a renowned research scientist, also works toward, but in a different manner. Ariella learns that Cameron, who crossed over at the age of 22, had been a soldier in the Continental Army 230 years ago. She also learns that the timing of their relationship is all wrong for Camerons political plans, and that they might have to postpone or abandon their romance to avoid a scandal about their age difference. Frustrated by this situation, Ariella like a typical teenager yearns to be older. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, she learns about a special treatment devised by an important researcher in the vampire community that can transform her into an older version of herself. If she could emerge as a 22-year-old, then perhaps she and Cameron could have a life together without compromising his political ambitions, which seem profoundly idealistic to Ariella. Ms. Hubbard imagines and presents Ariellas perceptions with startling inventiveness and a poetic shimmer. (As a synesthete, Ariella discerns words and numbers in color and texture.) The atmosphere of The Season of Risks is astonishing in its concatenation of images and its rhythmic and auditory expressiveness, even as the environment is grounded in familiar places within Florida, Georgia and Ireland. This authors rare talent for world building draws readers into a suspenseful, highly original and multi-leveled fantasy that dissolves improbabilities while probing important moral and societal issues. Find out more about University of Central Florida professor Susan Hubbard at WRITERS Risks of the imagination: bloody good stuff BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly The Season of Risks, by Susan Hubbard, Simon & Schuster. 320 pages. $14. HUBBARD


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE BY JOANNE CONNORS-WADE ______________________Joyce rushed from the parking garage toward the crowded sidewalks of New York City. As she approached the exit she spotted a bulky envelope leaning against a dumpster. Curious, she walked toward the package as the wind swept beneath her umbrella, propelling it from her grip. This exacerbated the already present dismal thoughts percolating in her head. She picked up the nondescript envelope, tucked it under her arm and proceeded to Starbucks.Twenty-four hours ago, Joyce Richmond was a marketing executive with a promising future; now she was headed to the Division of Employment Security, another victim of downsizing. A cup of coffee and a few minutes to dry off would be welcome. She selected the nearest available table. An audible sigh followed a long sip of the steaming brew. She reached for the soaked envelope, which revealed nothing to lead Joyce to the owner.The contents were pressed tightly, enabling the envelope to be sealed with heavy-duty packing tape, but once opened, it expanded. Joyce gasped as she leafed through the contents. She removed two banded wads of crisp, $100 bills and there were more, a lot more! She glanced around the coffee shop feeling vulnerable, thinking it best to conceal the money and return to her car. The Department of Employment Security would have to wait.In the safety of her apartment, she emptied the envelope and counted not once, but three times. Each time the total was the same: $38,000. Throughout the night she considered her obligation to find the owner, while rationalizing that anyone carrying that amount of money could afford to lose it. Perhaps it was drug money? A frivolous daydream was about to become reality. Joyce Richmond was a 31-year-old, single, unemployed woman. She was debt-free and had accumulated a substantial savings. Because of her years with the agency, she received a generous severance package to sustain her through the difficult months of jobsearching. Her penchant for writing was kept secretive, tucked away as merely a daydream. The hours at Mason, Towers and White Advertising Agency had left little time to pursue her passion. Within a day, and with hardly a doubt, Joyce knew her life was about to change. Shed escape the madness and live a Bohemian lifestyle writing mystery novels, prose and poetry. The competitive, stressful demands to reach goals while surviving the manic, downward financial spiral of todays world would soon become a reflection in her rear-view mirror. The cloth top slowly descended and nested in the rear compartment of the BMW. The sunshine and crisp October air beckoned as she headed north. Within four hours she crossed the Bourne Bridge arriving in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Mass. She was famished and after a light lunch inquired about a rental agency. A gentleman seated at the far end of the lunch counter interjected. What type of rental are you looking for? Surprised at the strangers question, Joyce replied: A moderate, one-bedroom apartment, preferably overlooking the ocean. The stranger ambled toward Joyce. He sat on the stool beside her and extended his hand. My name is Jake Krantz. I may have what youre looking for. It needs some cleaning, but youre welcome to take a look. Joyce hesitated a moment and caught a favorable nod from the waitress behind the counter. She thought, Why not? This is quite unexpected; Id like to see it. What would be convenient for you? Jake flashed a warm smile and replied. Im finished here. How about now? Joyce slid from her stool and walked outside with Jake as he began describing the rental. Its small, very private, on the third floor of my old Victorian. Its actually one of two turrets. It faces west and captures the sunset over the water. Quite a view of the horizon. It sounds lovely. Jake noted the orange tags on the BMW. If you dont mind the three flights of stairs and no elevator. Were not in New York City. He replied with a smile. Joyce laughed at the reference of an elevator in an ancient Victorian house. She followed closely behind the Land Rover through the center of town and then onto Old Lighthouse Road. In the short distance ahead there stood the painted lady, a magnificent Victorian structure painted in traditional pastels. This was the place she envisioned only in her dreams. Within two weeks, Joyce lugged boxes up the spiral staircase and settled into her writers garret. She admired Sydney Sheldon, the master of fictional mystery, so when she discovered a stray cat under the back porch, she took him in and aptly named him Sydney. Sydney slept for hours on a wicker chair close by Joyce. They became companions. As Joyce tapped the keyboard, Sydney napped.Soon the balmy autumn swept into the blustery winters and frigid temperatures. Joyce and Sydney remained warm and cozy, greeting each spring and summer as welcomed visitors. With every passing year, Joyce and her loyal Sydney remained reclusive, rarely seen. To the local residents, Joyce became the legendary Lady in the Tower. BY JOHN MEADE ______________________He lumbered into town, a large, almost freakish size heavyweight. His story was a familiar one: My trainers didnt know what they were doing. They threw me in with anybody and I had to work just to put food on the table for my wife and little boy. As tall as he was, he held his head down and toward the side as if he were a little boy brooding. In the gym he went through the motions. When he skipped rope he would drone, When I get my chance, nobody but me and my opponent. When I get my chance... His new trainers set up sparring sessions and quickly told him he was the next Gerry Cooney. But once the sparring partners began to hit back, he became timid and complained of a couple of minor injuries. Just a sore shoulder. When I get my chance, nobody but me and my opponent. When I get my chance... The gym regulars patted him on the back and treated him like a champion. It wasnt hard to understand how he started to believe in himself. When I get my chance, nobody but me and my opponent. When I get my chance... In front of a capacity crowd at Germain Arena, wearing new shoes and trunks, he got his chance. His opponent was a good foot shorter and at least 10 years older. It seemed odd for this giant of a fighter to go up against such an older and shorter man. But it was even stranger when the shorter fighter pummeled the taller fighter. The giant was simply pushing his punches casually, as if to say, Take my chance, I really dont want it. Against the ropes, the shorter, squat fighter scored repeatedly to the body. It now was no longer a question of whether the giant would win, but of whether he would survive. At the bell, he was barely standing on his own. His trainers had to help him to his stool. You didnt have to hear the ring announcer announce the judges decision to know who won the fight. You could tell who won by the way the giant buried his head into the hood of his robe. He slowly pressed through the crowd and headed for the locker room. He did not shower, though. Instead, he quickly changed into his street clothes and found his wife and baby boy among the loud and enthusiastic crowd. With a drab gray stocking hat pulled down over his forehead to cover an ugly welt, he cradled his baby in his large, sore arms. He tilted his head and with moist brooding eyes whispered to his wife, When he gets his chance...Before he could finish, his wife took their baby from him, kissed the fighter and said, Everything will be all right. More than 40 entries have already come in for Florida Weeklys latest writing challenge. For several months, weve enjoyed reading and printing stories sent in by readers as part of our writing challenge series. Despite the fact there was no remuneration offered, readers pulled out the laptops, fired up their imaginations and dusted off their Strunk and White. Now that we know the audience can write, were going to turn them loose on a writing challenge were calling the Freestyle fiction and poetry contest. Winners in each of two categories will receive a ticket to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, running from Nov. 4-7 at BIG ARTS. There are two contest categories: Prose fiction and Poetry. There will be one winner in each category. Each winner will receive one ticket a $350 value. Unlike prior writing challenges, this contest will not supply any photos or prompts. We ask that compositions have some connection with Southwest Florida, but beyond that purposefully vague request, participants are free to take this wherever theyd like. Prose fiction submissions should not exceed 2,800 words. Poetry should not exceed 75 lines. There is no minimum requirement. To qualify for the contest, e-mail submissions by 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 to freestyle@ Depending on which category one is entering, the subject line should read as follows: freestyle_ fiction_title of your composition or freestyle_poetry_title of your composition. Entrants should be able to go to the conference. Tickets will be in the entrants name only. If a winner cannot attend the conference, we ask to be notified so that the ticket can be passed on to the second place winner. There will be no transfers. Winners will be notified by Monday, Nov. 1. Here are some prose fiction submissions:Writing contest in its final daysWinners will get to rub elbows with the pros Living the Dream When I Get My Chance


C14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best TM The Naples Opera Society is offering season subscriptions and single opera trips for the Florida Grand Opera 20102011 season in Miami. Season tickets begin at $118 and include round-trip bus, driver tip, gourmet dinner in Coral Gables, pre-performance lecture and the opera. Seats are in the mezzanine and rear orchestra. The bus departs from Crossroads Shopping Center at 2 p.m. All trips are on Saturdays. This years operas and dates are: Turandot, Nov. 27 Tales of Hoffman, Feb. 5 Don Giovanni, April 30 Cyrano, May 7 Checks can be sent to Naples Opera Society, 1200 LAmbiance Circle #101, Naples, FL 34108. For more information, call 431-7509 or e-mail ehandjhb@ Catch the bus to Florida Grand Opera The Met: Live in HD brings The Metropolitan Opera to movie theaters around the world. The second in this seasons five programs, Mussorgskys Boris Godunov, begins at noon Saturday, Oct. 23, at Hollywood Stadium-20 in Naples, Hollywood Coconut Point-16 in Estero and the Bell Tower-20 in Fort Myers. Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the extraordinary reign of the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov is regarded as Mussorgskys operatic masterpiece, and the title character, to be sung by Ren Pape, is a touchstone role for operatic basses. Opera star Patricia Racette serves as host for the performance, conducting live backstage interviews with cast and crew and introducing behind-the-scenes features. Using robotic cameras and state-of-the-art technology to capture the live action, the transmission offers the worldwide HD audience an interesting perspective on the production. Running time is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Tickets range from $18 to $24. For more information, visit www.metopera. org/hdlive. Opera comes to the silver screenKEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERA Ren Pape in the title role as Boris Gudunov


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C16 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Q:Dear Seafood Professor,I was at a local restaurant the other night and saw Escolar on the menu. Then a friend of mine told me that Escolar can make you sick. Whats the story with this fish? Liz, Bonita Springs A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line! Dear Liz,Escolar is in the mackerel family and is sometimes referred to as White Tuna. It is a very popular fish, especially for grilling. But, it has a high oil content and contains a type of oil called waxy esters. Although the waxy esters are not harmful, they can have a laxative effect on some people. For people who are eating Escolar for the first time, the Seafood Professor recommends a small portion of 4 to 6 ounces. HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm1/2 Price on Selected AppetizersBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 Ikebana club will hear about ancient silk artIkebana International Naples Chapter meets from 9-11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Topic of the Nov. 3 meeting will be Rozome, an ancient Japanese technique that is now being used by Japanese kimono masters. New member Leigh Herndon will explain the process and demonstrate the waxing and dyeing process on silk. A member ginza precedes the meeting and a light luncheon will end the program. Attendance is free and all are welcome. Non-members are requested to make a reservation by e-mailing For more information, visit Orchid Society meets Nov. 4 The Naples Orchid Society meets on the first Thursday evening of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Guest speaker Nov. 4 will be Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids in Vista, Calif. Members are reminded that Mr. Clarke is taking orders for orchids and will deliver them at the meeting. Flower registration is at 6:30 p.m. followed by judging at 7:10 p.m., business meeting at 7:30 p.m. and program at 7:45 p.m. Annual membership dues are $30 for an individual or $40 for a family membership. For more information, e-mail or visit Local club hosts council of state camera clubsThe Naples Digital Photography Club will host the annual convention of the Florida Camera Club Council on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. Photographer and conservationist Clyde Butcher will be the keynote speaker, in keeping with the conventions theme of The Nature of Photography. Mr. Butchers Saturday evening presentation is titled Is It Graphic Art or Photography? For registration and more information, visit Jewish Federation women will hear from book criticThe Womens Cultural Alliance of the Jewish Federation of Collier County welcomes book critic and lecturer Elaine Newton as guest speaker at the groups luncheon on Friday, Nov. 12, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Cost for the luncheon and annual WCA membership is $114. Checks made out to JFCC can be mailed to Susan Seiden, 445 Cove Tower Drive, Montego #1203, Naples FL 34110. For more information, call Jane Hersch at 948-0003 or visit CLUB NOTES




C18 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOW OPENTWO 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! Visit us on Facebook at Fright Factory Naples 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road (Between Airport-Pulling & Goodlette-Frank Road) s TRANSFER YOUR VHS, 8MM, 16MM TO DVD German American Club starts the new seasonThe German American Club Gemuetlichkeit hosts a welcome-back dinner dance beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. The club will meet monthly through April. Tickets to the dinner dance are $25 for members and $30 for guests. For more information, call Albert Nelz at 593-4965. Businesswomen planning holiday celebrationThe ABWA Neapolitan Chapter will hold its 2010 holiday celebration Friday evening, Nov. 19, at the Hilton Naples. Groups are invited to pick a theme and decorate their own tables. The tables last year were incredible and set the bar for this years attendees, event chairman Kena Yoke says. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available now. Table space is limited. Individual tickets will also be available as the date draws near.For more information, call Ms. Yoke at 592-9193, e-mail kyoke@daxenterprises. com or visit Photography club focuses on model shootoutPhotography Naples Club and School is staging a model shootout from 3:456:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at The Naples Depot, to give photographers the chance to build their portfolios with live models and various backgrounds. The theme this time is senior high portraits. Six stations will be set up around the historic depot and have a teen model in each. One station will be indoors with studio lighting. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. Cost is $75. To register or for more information, call 263-7001 or visit CLUB NOTES


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C20 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR BREAKFAST TODAY? Spice up your day... The Calistoga way!NOW SERVINGPumpkin Spice Lattes Limited Time Only! Airport Rd Naples, FL (239) 596-8840 Gulf Coast Town Center Ft Myers, FL (239) 466-8642 Coastland Mall Naples, FL (239) 352-8642 Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos! In celebration of its silver 25th anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, presents Grammy-nominated musician, TV personality and radio show host John Tesh in a live holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 4, at the renowned beach resorts Vanderbilt Ballroom. Hotel guests and the public can purchase tickets exclusively through The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, by calling 598-6644. Three ticket tiers are available starting at $80: Champagne package, $80 per person: 7 p.m. champagne reception and concert with general admission, rear seating; Dessert package, $115: 7 p.m. champagne reception, concert (middle section seating) and post-show dessert reception; and Silver package, $240: 5:30 p.m. three-course dinner, concert (front section seating) and post-show dessert reception. Mr. Tesh, host of The John Tesh Radio Show: Music and Intelligence for Your Life, will perform holiday classics along with selections from his collection of original tunes and promises to entertain the crowd with useful intelligence. Show time is 8 p.m. He will also appear at the preshow dinner. Concert packages do not include resort accommodations; however, special anniversary pricing is available, starting at $225/night. Ritz-Carlton celebrates 25 years with an evening with John Tesh COURTESY PHOTOSThe Ritz-Carlton, Naples John Tesh


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N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee 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 Football SpecialsSaturday & Sunday 11 AM 6:30 PMCold Domestic Buckets & Large Cheese Pizza $15.00FLORIDA WEEKLYA & E TW0 C21NEWSAntiques C26 Save the Date C28-29 Cuisine C35 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010COMING UP AT THE PHIL Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit The Philharmonic will soar with The Music of The Eagles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. A full rock band led by acclaimed vocalist Randy Jackson (lead singer of the rock band Zebra) and guest conductor Brent Havens will join the symphony in a program that stays true to the spirit of The Eagles original recordings, including their signature harmonies, while adding an orchestral dimension. The two-hour show will feature more than 15 hits, including Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Desperado and New Kid in Town. Tickets start at $59. An annual free concert in the band shell at Cambier Park is the Philharmonics way of saying thank you to the community. This years concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Guest conductor Andrew Lane will lead a program of classical favorites and popular hits, including Gershwins Embraceable You, a tribute to the Beatles and a salute to the armed forces. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Maestro Andrew Lane will lead the orchestra in Halloween Spook-tacular at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Musicians in costume will perform selections including Mussorgskys spooky A Night on Bald Mountain, Saint-Sans Danse Macabre and music from the movies Spiderman, Batman, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. Dress in costume if you dare! Tickets start at $47 for adults and $26 for students. Tony Award-winner Frank Langella helps kick off the Philharmonic Orchestras new season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. A wine reception takes place before the concert begins at 8 p.m. Mr. Langella starred in the play and film versions of Frost/Nixon, winning the 2008 Tony Award as well as an Oscar nomination. He also starred in the play and film versions of Dracula and won Tony Awards for Seascape and Fortunes Fool. Most recently, he co-starred with Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.For his appearance at the Phil, he will narrate Aaron Coplands moving Lincoln Portrait, which incorporates the 16th presidents own words, and the classic Casey at the Bat.Tickets start at $129. The seasons first Major/Minor concert, in which musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play alongside professional from the Philharmonic, begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winners will be also featured. Andrew Lane conducts. Tickets are $10. New England woodcut artist Don Gorvett presents Woodcuts and Drawings, a discussion of the reduction process and the powerful images in his exhibition by the same name on display at the Naples Museum of Art, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Daniels Pavilion. Mr. Gorvett is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and one of Americas most accomplished regional printmakers. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Portland Museum of Art and the Currier Museum of Art. The cost for the lecture is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. Fine art photographer Stephen Knapp will discuss his Lightpaintings exhibition on display in the Naples Museum of Art in a lecture at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Daniels Pavilion. Mr. Knapp has created a technique of separating light into different frequencies of the spectrum and reflecting and refracting this light onto a surface and surrounding space. Admission to his lecture is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. The Doobie Brothers come rockin down the highway to the Phil at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Audiences can expect to hear tunes including China Grove, Black Water, Takin It to the Streets, What a Fool Believes and Listen to the Music. Tickets start at $69. Sarasota Opera accompanied by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Rossinis infectious score brings this telling of the Cinderella story to glorious life. One of the greatest of all opera buffas, La Cenerentola is Rossinis only comedy that contains moments of genuine pathos. In this Cinderella story, there is no glass slipper (its a beautiful bracelet) and no evil stepmother (its a stepfather). But unlike most operas, it features a happy ending. Tickets start at $98. Art lectures, opera, symphony and the Doobies on their way The Doobie Brothers


C22 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CELEBRATE AMERICA! CELEBRATE AMERICA! PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS BuyticketsnowatThePhil.orgorcall(800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108 Hours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m. Saturday,November67p.m.Horsdoeuvres&WineReception 8p.m.Performance Startingat$129 TheprogramincludesAaronCoplandsmovingLincolnPortraitInspiring,patrioticandsteepedintradition! DontmissapieceofhistorynarratedbyFrankLangella, TonyAward-winningstarof Frost/Nixon,knownforhisrich, dramaticvoice.CaseyattheBatThefun-filledpopsclassic,alsonarratedbyLangellaGrandCanyonSuiteFerdeGrofescolorfulandevocativetribute toAmericasnaturalwonderland.PLUSselectionsbyLeonardBernsteinand MortonGouldandafewmusicalsurprises!WITHTHENAPLES PHILHARMONICORCHESTRAMusicDirector/ConductorJorgeMesterWITHTHENAPLES PHILHARMONICORCHESTRAMusicDirector/ConductorJorgeMesterSpendaneveningwithawardwinningstarofstageandscreenFRANK LANGELLAonlyatthePhilsOPENING NIGHT GALA! Join our family friendly crew of Pirates for Halloween Costume Cruises of Chaos on the High Seas Oct. 15 Oct. 31 Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 H D auntePirate Ship Wear ye costume or be ogged!Located at: 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach 90 Minutes of Thrills, Chills, Music and a Swashbuckling Pirate Show Onboard a 65ft. Replica Spanish Galleon The Choirs of University presentsIn ParadisumCh a Re ec on Bac b Faure' October 29 at 7:00 pm The Naples Academy of Ballet will hold auditions for boys ages 4-18 beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the school at 1005 Fifth Ave. N. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. In an effort to expose male students to the world of dance, full scholarships will be made available to anyone who attends the audition process and is able to show a complete dedication to the dance program that they are placed in thereafter. Scholarships do not require any level of ballet experience or skill. All tuition fees will be waived regardless of parental income. Naples does a lot for the arts, but ballet especially ballet for boys is something that has never been done here and needs to be supported, says Toshiko Tompkins, academy director. There are not many male dancers, so there is a big demand for them. Naples Academy of Ballet is a forprofit school whose mission is to educate, inspire and transform dancers of all ages through the study of ballet, by building their strength, focus, creativity and love for dance and by exploring and expanding students talents to develop physical, social and intellectual skills in the art of dance. The academy promotes the traditions and discipline of the Russian Vaganova style of ballet. For more information, contact the Naples Academy of Ballet at 732-1000 or Ballet academy plans auditions, offers scholarships for boy dancers


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 A&E C23 COSTUMES OPTIONAL! Featuringthefinaleoftheoriginal1925classicsilentfilm ThePhantom oftheOpera starringLonChaney,withtheorchestraprovidingaccompaniment.Also:Mussorgskys ANightonBaldMountain,Danse Macabre bySaint-Sans,BachsToccataandFugueplusyourfavorite moviemusicfrom Spiderman,Batman,HarryPotter,Piratesofthe Caribbean andmore!AScaryNightattheMoviesPHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS BuyticketsnowatThePhil.orgorcall(800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108Hours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.Saturday,October30,8p.m.Startingat$47adult,$26studentComeseeyourfavoriteorchestramembersperform incostumeatthisHalloweenpopstreatforallages!AndrewLane,conductorNAPLESPHILHARMONICORCHESTRA HALLOWEENSpook-tacular!HALLOWEENSpook-tacular! Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront Inn NFL SUNDAY TICKET! 1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info Stone Crab Festival October 23-24 Drink and Buffet Specials, Caribbean Music, Extreme Family Fun Experience All the games Widescreen HD TV Tailgate specials beginning at 12:00 pmIf youve got talent and can commit to rehearsal and performance schedules, these groups would love to hear from you: The Naples Orchestra and Chorus will hold auditions from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Golden Gate High School. Middle and high school students as well as adults are encouraged to try out. Male singers and percussion, brass and woodwind instrument players are especially needed. The NOC performs nine free concerts each season. The orchestra practices Saturdays from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 30; the chorus practices Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. beginning Oct. 26. The group will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Golden Gate High School. For more information, call Marcia Reff at 775-8460 or John Ostrowski at 348-0938. The Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which performs alone and with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will hold mid-year auditions on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Audition excerpts and other audition requirements may be found online at or by calling 254-2612. The Brass and string bass players are especially needed. Under the direction of Charles Gottschalk, the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons. Mid-year tuition is $125 and the refundable music deposit is $35. The Naples Players will hold auditions for the March musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Call for appointment by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10: 434-7340, ext. 10. So you think you can sing/play/act?Make note of these audition calls


C24 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sundance Orchids and BromeliadsA New Shipment of Beautiful Phals Have Just Arrived. Many colors to choose from.Fall is bromeliad planting time. Great selection!OPEN TUES SAT 9-4Areas Largest Retail Orchid and Bromeliad Nursery489-123416095 S. Pebble Lane, Fort MyersDirections: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41. Turn east on Briarcliff Rd. Go 1.5 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouse is 1/2 mile on JOIN US FOR CITY FEST OCTOBER 30TH! Call for Reservations!Lunch: 11:30am-4pm Dinner 4pm-close Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-4pm Bar Menu available all day Happy Hour 4pm-6pmCome Celebrate & Enjoy Authentic British Fare and So Much More! J J J 720 5th Avenue Naples239-304-9461 Renowned vintners from Napa Valley to Australia will headline the 11th Naples Winter Wine Festival from Jan. 28-30. Among the 28 vintners is Christian Moueix, who presides over Dominus Estate of Yountville, Calif., as well as the iconic Chteau Petrus in France. Also on the roster is Paul Hobbs, who will pour wines from his esteemed Via Cobos winery in Argentina. One of 11 first-time participants at the festival, Didier Sguier of Domaine William-Fvre of Chablis, France, will pour top Chablis wines. Grace and Ken Evenstad of Domaine Serene in Oregon have been named the Honored Vintner in recognition of their support of the festival through the years. The Evenstads have been NCEF trustees since 2002, and Mrs. Evenstad chaired the festival in 2006. In addition to those mentioned above, the vintner lineup for Uncorking a New Decade, the 2011 NWWF, consists of: Marilisa Allegrini, Allegrini, Italy; Daphne and Bart Araujo, Araujo Estate Wines, Calistoga, Calif.; Deborah and Bill Harlan, BOND Estates, Oakville, Calif.; Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi, Italy; Clovis Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger, France; Bernard de Laage de Meux, Chteau Palmer, France; Alfred Tesseron, Chteau Pontet-Canet, France; Cliff Lede, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Yountville, Calif.; Ann Colgin, Colgin Cellars, St. Helena, Calif.; Mary and Freddy Constant, CONSTANT Diamond Mountain Vineyard, Calistoga, Calif.; Timothy Mondavi, Continuum, Oakville, Calif.; Valerie Boyd and Jeff Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards, Oakville, Calif.; Ann and Dick Grace, Grace Family Vineyards, St. Helena, Calif.; Judy and Frank Grace, Il Molino di Grace, Italy; Kelly Fleming, Kelly Fleming Wines, Calistoga, Calif.; Maria Jos Lpez de Heredia, Lpez de Heredia Via Tondonia, Spain; Regina Martinelli, Martinelli Winery, Windsor, Calif.; Jodie and Luc Morlet, Morlet Family Vineyards, St. Helena, Calif.; Betty OShaughnessy, OShaughnessy Estate Winery, Angwin, Calif.; Barbara and John Shafer, Shafer Vineyards, Napa, Calif.; David Duncan, Silver Oak Cellars, Oakville, Calif.; Shari and Garen Staglin, Staglin Family Vineyard, Rutherford, Calif.; and David Powell, Torbreck, Australia. Festival ticket packages are $7,500 per couple or $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a festival schedule and other information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit Naples Winter Wine Festival announces 28 vintners for Uncorking a New DecadeCOURTESY PHOTOGrace and Ken Evenstad


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Thur Nov. 11 8:00 Fri Nov. 12 5:00 8:00 Sat Nov. 13 11:00 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sun Nov. 14 1:00 4:00 7:00 Tues Nov. 16 8:00 Wed Nov. 17 2:00 8:00 Thur Nov. 18 2:00 8:00 Fri Nov. 19 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sat Nov. 20 11:00 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sun Nov. 21 1:00 4:00 7:00 Tues Nov. 23 8:00 Wed Nov. 24 2:00 8:00 Fri Nov. 26 11:00 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sat Nov. 27 11:00 2:00 5:00 8:00Sun Nov. 28 1:00 4:00 38 Dazzling Performances! FIFTH THIRD BANK IS THE OFFICIAL BANK OF THE 2010-2011 BROADWAY SERIES AMERICAS FAVORITE HOLIDAY SHOW Collectors treat themselves to Halloween memorabilia KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL mantel clock my parents received as a wedding gift in 1927. It has a porcelain case and the back is marked Manufactured by Ansonia Clock Co., New York, United States of America. A: The Ansonia Clock Co. was founded in Connecticut in 1850, but any Ansonia clock marked with a New York location dates from between 1880 and 1929, the year Ansonia closed. Ansonia bought clock cases from a Bonn, Germany, earthenware and porcelain factory that used the trade name Royal Bonn. Your clock was probably new when your parents received it. If its in perfect condition, it could sell for several hundred dollars. Tip: Old papier-mch jack-o-lanterns originally had a thin piece of paper in the eyeholes. The light from the candle inside showed through the paper. You can make a replacement with tracing paper and watercolors. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. COURTESY PHOTOHalloween-related decorations and objects are among todays most popular collectibles. The idea of Halloween can be traced back to some ancient Celtic and early Irish celebrations. The name Halloween comes from an Irish celebration held on Oct. 31, the day before All Saints Day. It also was a harvest festival, so pumpkins and food were featured. But it was not until the early 1900s that Halloween images began to evolve, especially for postcards. Halloween back then was an adult holiday featuring parties and games. It became a childrens holiday, with trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns, in the 1940s. Decorations and collectibles became scary and included devils, witches, black cats and skeletons. Today you should look for old die-cut displays, papier-mch jack-o-lanterns and other symbols, noisemakers and costumes anything that looks like a Halloween item. Most common are papier-mch or plastic carved pumpkins, then black cats, skeletons and owls. Higher-priced are witches, bats and odd-looking vegetable people. Most desirable are devils, probably because theyre the hardest to find. But beware. Many copies of old papier-mch figures and candy containers were made in Germany and Asia in the 1990s. They look old, were made from old molds and were originally sold by companies that specialized in sales to flea-market dealers and gift shops. Q: When I was 10 years old, I was given a Mickey Mouse wristwatch. Im 87 now, so I must have received it in about 1933. Mickey is on the round face and his arms move to tell the time. The strap is black leather. Is it valuable? A: The very first Mickey Mouse wristwatches were made by Ingersoll-Waterbury Co. in 1933. It was the worlds first comic character wristwatch and was made in the same round-face style until 1937. Some had metal bands and others, leather bands. If your watch is indeed the first Mickey model and if its in excellent condition, it could sell for $500 or more. If you have the original box, the watch is even more valuable. Q: Do people collect old menus? I have a 1954 menu from the Stork Club in New York. The cover is a color drawing of the dining room filled with celebrities, including Lana Turner, William Holden and Arthur Godfrey. Inside, the priced menu offers a lobster dinner for $3.75, prime rib for $4.25, ice cream for 85 cents and 16 kinds of potatoes. It also notes that cigarette smoking was allowed in all rooms but cigars were limited to two special rooms. A: Yes, there are collectors of old menus. Some collectors would like your menu because of its cover picture of movie stars, while many others would like its record of the food served and its prices. We often forget that in the 1950s, middle-class men (few wives worked outside the home) making $75 a week were well-paid. The dollar of that day is worth about $20 today, so it would take an income of about $1,500 a week to live on the same scale today. Q: I have a doorstop that is shaped like a frog. It says, I croak for the Jackson wagon. Value and history, please. A: The frog doorstop was thought to be a political item made for Andrew Jacksons campaign for president in 1828 or 1832. But 1980s research found that the frog was made in 1880 as a giveaway for the Jackson Wagon Co. of Jackson, Mich. These frogs have sold for $100 to $300 in recent years. Q: Please tell me something about the This Veggie Man driving a pickle balloon that doubles as a jack-o-lantern sold for $4,387.


C28 WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY German-American Social Club of Cape Coral2101 Pine Island Road SW, Cape Coral 33991(239) 283-1400 Oct. 22/23/24/ & 29/30/31, 2010Advanced Tickets for $5 from September 1, 2010All Hess Express locations: Charlotte, Collier & Lee Counties Cape Coral: GASC, Trebing Tile, Euro Deli, Chamber of Commerce Port Charlotte:Sarasota: Geiers Sausage Kitchen Naples: Peppers Deli On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Promenade Bonita Bay Daily 10 6 Thurs: till 7 Sun: 12 5 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING7 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2010 FOR FALLfrom Nic & Zoefrom our newest fall collections now in store a look from the seasons best offerings The leather and faux fur vest for $279 FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 5 nt Caribbean fr. $179 7 nt Caribbean fr. $349 7 nt Caribbean fr. $599**Balcony & Bus! 10 nt Caribbean fr. $449 19 Day Vegas & The Canal3nts Las Vegas plus Mexico, Costa Rica, full Canal transit, Colombia & Key West!FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 16 Day S panish TreasuresSail from Barcelona to Malaga, Seville, Tenerife & La Palma! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $999 18 Day Enchanting TransatlanticPt. Canaveral to the Azores, Portugal, Belgium & Holland plus 2 nts Copenhagen! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 18 Day European Indulgence Azores, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris/Normandy plus 2 nts London! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,899 239-352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., ~Your personal bakery. ~ ~Cookies and Cakes made to order. ~ ~Hand dipped chocolates, the Best in Naples! ~ Cookies Cakes Chocolates Shop til you drop and then be done Cross holiday shopping off your list of things to do by getting it all done at the Party of All Parties from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. More than 35 home party and gift vendors will display and sell their wares, from Arbonne and Avon to Naples Olive Oil Co., Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Silpada and Tupperware, Wild Red Rose Designs, and Willow House. In lieu of hostess gifts often given to party hosts, the vendors will donate a percentage of their sales to the Friends of Rookery Bay. Many will include online sales made up to several weeks after the Party of All Parties. All proceeds will support youth science education programs, community events and outreach, and scientific research activities at Rookery Bay. Admission is $5 per person and includes hot tea, iced tea, wine and desserts. Call 417-6310 for more information. ArtsNaples celebrates RussiaArtsNaples World Festival presents A Russian Celebration of the Senses from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Mercato. See works by world-renowned Russian artist Alexander Anufriev and meet cellist Tanya Anismova, the inspiration for Mr. Anufrievs painting Tayna. An array of Russian-inspired food and drink, and live jazz will round out the event. Tickets are $100 per person. Call Chrissie Forbes at 444-1400 or e-mail Marco rescue group having a HairballThe annual Hairball to benefit For the Love of Cats, Marco Islands no-kill rescue organization and shelter, is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Island Country Club. Bill Wood from Fox 4 News Rising will host the evening, which includes dinner, silent auction, a hole-inone Purrfect Putt game and a reverse raffle for a 42-inch LCD television. Theres Magic in the airMagic Under the Mangroves, the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas seventh annual signature fundraiser, is set for Thursday, March 3, at Cap dAntibes in Pelican Bay. The mangrove-fringed property will be transformed into an elegant, tented, eco-chic evening that will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction featuring many oneof-a-kind items and adventures. The Conservancy will also present its prestigious Eagle Award, an honor bestowed annually to a citizen representing leadership in environmental protection and conservation. This years recipient will be announced in November at the Magic kick-off meeting for the event committee and sponsors. Last years event raised more than $440,000 to help the Conservancy fund wildlife transport, monitoring water quality and estuary research projects, scholarships for childrens summer camp, satellite transmitters to track sea turtles and interns to support functions across the organization. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 A&E C29 FREE Admission & Parking!Free Raffle for Great Prizes! SAVE THE DATE Northern Trust and Gulf Bay are the presenting sponsors for 2011. Other sponsors include Gulfshore Life magazine, Florida Weekly, the Pelican Bay Foundation, Betty Maclean Travel, Bentley Naples, Comcast, NBC 2 and the Miami Dolphins. Bank of America and U.S. Trust Wealth Management are the sponsors of the 2011 Conservancy Eagle award. A Magic Patron Party, sponsored by BNY Mellon and Continental Construction, will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit www. Family fashions on parade for NCH pediatricsThe NCH North Naples Hospital Auxiliary presents Generations, a fashion show by Trish Williams Productions to benefit the NCH North Naples Hospital Pediatrics Department at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at The Club at The Strand. In addition to fashions for the whole family from boutiques in Mercato, The Promenade at Bonita Bay and The Village on Venetian Bay, the afternoon will include guest speaker Dr. Deborah Lopez, a specialist in pediatric critical care and director of the Pediatric Department at NCH-North Naples. Tickets for $45 are available at the volunteer office and at the gift shop at NCH-North Naples. For more information, call 552-7703 or e-mail Barbara. Arts council celebrates with Masquerade The United Arts Council of Collier County kicks off November Celebrate the Arts Month with Masquerade Magic beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Hilton Naples. Guests will enjoy gourmet food stations, music and dancing and learn about the local cultural season for 2010-11. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for a VIP package that includes reserved seating, two drink tickets and gift bags. Title sponsor for the 2010 Celebrate the Arts Month is Moran Edwards Asset Management Group. For more information, call 263-8242 or visit


C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 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. 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@ An evening of breast cancer awarenessat Salon International in Naples Bay Resort1. Teresa Horn, Mary Raymond and Cindi McIntosh 2. Marcia Marzucco 3. Anne Oconnoll 4. Gabriella Verderamo, Claudette Willis and David Frohmberg 5. Shannon Dow, Laurel Moschetto and Stacy Mack 6. Moony Mann and Len Makowsky 7. Loppy Lazar and Candy StraffordPEGGY FARREN / COURTESY PHOTOS 4 4 5 1 67 2 3 IN 41 Minutes AIR FARE AS LOW AS $135BOOK NOW AT(239) 403-3020Daily flights from Naples Municipal Airport Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa nt nt nt nt nt as as as as as s y y y y y Fe Fe Fe Fe Fe st st st st st s 2 2 2 2 2 01 01 01 01 01 0 0 0 0 0 Ce Ce Ce Ce Ce le le le le le br br br br br at at at at at es es es es es s 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 Ye Ye Ye Ye Ye ar ar ar ar ar s s s s s s of of of of of D D D D D eb eb eb eb eb au au au au au ch ch ch ch ch er er er er er y y y y y


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Outdoor family movie night at Cambier Park A fundraiser for The Brody Project at Bamboo Caf1. Ella and Owen Cummine 2. Desiree Suforna, Sebastian and Nicholai Suforna, Eric Boyce, Hannah and Madison Davidson, 3. Rachel Whooley with baby Nathan Whooley4. Vanessa Tucker and Sara Argenta5. Ella and Owen Cummine6. Cynthia Powell1. Joie Wilson with Clementine and Gwinny Mango2. Karen Lasker with Bernie3. Myra Friedman and Maddie4. Mitchell Dannenberg and Boris5. May Foo with Chirpooki and ZenaHELEN CATLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY JOHN SCIARRINO / GIOVANNY PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOSWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 4 2 5 6 3 1234 4


We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Oktoberfest on Fifth Avenue South Fun while filming a commercial at Ooh La La Jewels Du JourCOURTESY PHOTOS BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Denise and Dia Shanabargar and Maureen Shuman2. Sam and Amanda Nagle with Kathy Bohon3. The McAuley family4. Paul and Laura Wright1. Rita Turner, Tammy Turner Kipp, Dorothy Hultman, Amy Turner and Alexandra Billington2. Maxine Kilburg and Liz Laing3. Randy and Jamie Green4. Lori Bassel, Karen Scarff and Charla Liford $11.99Includes FREE soup or salad, glass of house wine and ice cream dessert with choice of:ROAST PORK SHRIMP PASTA CHICKEN PARMESAN SOUTHWEST CHICKEN FETTUCCINE WITH CLAM SAUCE KEY LIME GROUPER ALASKAN POLLOCK Expires 10/31/10.OPEN 7 DAYS 11am-9pm Everyday Sunday Breakfast 8am 3pmNeapolitan Way Shopping Center 745 Neapolitan Way 25% OFFEntire CheckNot valid with any other offers.Expires 10/31/10. $5.00 Express Lunch Specials11-2 pm Happy Hour 5-7 pm 2 for 1 well, house wine or beer! 1 2 4 3 1 2 3 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Collier County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the Hilton Naples1. Shaunte Thompson, Johnnie Lewis and Carolyn Greene 2. Harold Weeks 3. James Whittaker and Frank Peterman 4. April Brown and Chris Rahmings 5. Wynn and Brenda Watkins, Harold Weeks 6. Darryll Adams, Edward Staros and Bill Barnett 7. Ida Lawson, Cornelius Mason and Tonge Lawson 8. Karol Little, Ron Bowman and April Brown 9. Estelle Bond and Dr. Iris BlandCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 6 2 5 4 3 7 9 6 8 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida


C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest HD BIG SCREEN in SW FLORIDA Major league baseball games every night! Fun Fare Sports & SpiritsFOOTBALL!$5 Nachos $4 Margaritas $2 Domestic Drafts TUESDAYCREATE YOUR OWN WOK Night! $9.99 $5 Apple Martinis WEDNESDAY3 Course Italian Dinner $14.99 $4 House Wine THURSDAY1/2 Price Pizza Starts at 4 pm $2 Domestic Drafts FRIDAYSeafood Night $5 Vodka Bombs SATURDAYPrime Rib Night $16.99 $5 Long Island Tea MONDAY NIGHT... Serving Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 9-11 a.m. Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples. Parking garage in the back!489 Bayfront 239.530.2225 Happy Hour $2 Drafts and $4 Wells 3-7 pm DailyDon't forget to stop by Tavern during Taste of Bayfront on Sunday during the Stonecrab Festival!Saturday & Sunday October 23rd & 24th! 10 am 10 pm voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice STAR2008southwest orida ENTERTAINMENTNaples Best 1/2 Price Complete Lounge Bar Menu 5-6:30 & 2 for 1 Wells & House Wines EVERYDAY403 Bayfront Place Downtown Don't forget to stop by Stoneys booth during Taste of Bayfront on Sunday during the Stonecrab Festival! Saturday & Sunday October 23rd & 24th! Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a well-seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions (a refreshing departure from fried calamari); ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yuca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Loving Hut, 975 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 254-9490Vegans will rejoice, and even diehard carnivores are likely to reconsider their stance after a meal at Loving Hut. Simply put: The food tastes great, and the types of protein in it make it seem as if theres meat in all of the vegan fare served. Using the lively flavor palette of Asia, the restaurant serves dishes such as crispy golden rolls (eggrolls minus the meat), papaya salad, tamarind-laced Thai hot and sour soup, zesty Vietnamese pho and Dancing Mushroom (mushrooms, soy protein, bell pepper, onion and garlic served on a sizzling platter, which presumably makes the mushrooms dance). Even the cheese-free cheesecake was delicious. Soft drinks served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010Old 41 Restaurant, 25091 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs; 948-4123Diner lovers especially those who love the Philadelphia-style version will rejoice at finding Old 41, which doesnt have the chrome-covered exterior, but possesses the heart and soul of a true diner, complete with hoagies, Philly cheese steaks and scrapple. I can attest that the cheese steak is a winner consisting of thinly sliced steak, melted American cheese and grilled onions contained in a sturdy Amoroso Bakery roll. The fries that came with it were golden, crisp and devoid of grease. My companions spinach, feta and onion omelet was well balanced, properly cooked and accompanied by just-right home fries. The boardwalk waffle sundae featuring a Carbons malted waffle with two mounds of Royal Scoop ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry was perfect for sharing. Service was great from start to finish. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010USS Nemo Undersea Cuisine, 3745 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 2616366Chef Nicolas Merciers artful way with seafood and just about everything else is impressive. Seafood dominates the menu, but there are also a handful of meat dishes and an adventurous kids menu as well. I loved the 26-item sake menu, from which we sampled two Wakatake and Hakutsuruda; both went well with appetizers of goat cheese and tuna tartare and an imaginative seaweed and seafood trilogy, featuring three kinds of seaweed, salmon, sea bass and lobster. Miso broiled sea bass and diver scallops with roasted red pepper and vanilla sauce were expertly prepared and presented. The trinity of profiteroles which included Japanese plum, adzuki and ginger ice creams was delightful. Somewhat less successful was the service, which was good until dessert, when the server had to also attend to outdoor tables. Tables are tightly grouped, adding a taste of reality to the submarine theme. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-27, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE It seems hard to believe that no one thought of this before, but Collier County will hold its first Stone Crab Festival this weekend, Oct. 23-24, at a variety of locations along the Naples waterfront. The weekend includes a host of activities, including art shows and cooking demonstrations, an offshore powerboat show, a mens sexy leg contest and the Miss Stone Crab Bikini Contest, live music, a farmers market, wine tasting, boat tours, childrens activities and a lot of stone crab dishes featured at participating restaurants. Theres even an opportunity to meet some commercial crabbers who harvest the delectable claws, returning the crabs to the water so they can grow new claws for future seasons. Talk about a renewable resource! Events and times vary, so check out the full schedule at American winemakers visit Tonys Off Third is hosting a noteworthy tasting on Friday, Oct. 22, with winemakers and owners from six wineries in Chile and Argentina. Wineries to be represented include Achaval Ferrer, Bodega Norton, Kaiken, Montes, Pascual Toso and Santa Ema. Guests will taste a variety of premium reds as well as sauvignon blanc and torrontes. The event is $20, which includes a $10 credit toward purchase of any of the Icons of the Andres wines sampled that evening. Tonys Off Third is at 1300 Third St. S. Reserve a spot by calling 262-7999 or 262-5500 or e-mailing Sukie Honeycutt at Its farmers market season againAs our northern friends and relatives harvest the last of their crops for the year, the fresh produce season is just beginning in Southwest Florida. While the Third Street South market operates year-round, the seasonal markets are about to start. Here are a couple of new ones that debut in the next two weeks: The St. Monicas Farmers Market opens Wednesday, Oct. 27, and runs through April 6. Among the goods available will be local produce, bread and baked goods, seafood, Greek specialties, seasonings, Italian food and sauces, coffee, orchids, soaps and more. The market will be open 2:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Monica Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road. Call 591-4572 for details. The Bank of Naples Community Farmers Market will operate 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays starting Nov. 7 at 4099 Tamiami Trail N. The pet-friendly market will have artwork, handmade jewelry and crafts, organic produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, collectibles, home improvement items and unique products for pets. For details, call Rich Bernstein at 249-9888 or e-mail now serves dinner, tooPatrics Breakfast, Lunch & More has been doing a brisk business since it opened about a year ago in Mission Plaza. Now the enterprising chef/owner has added an evening dining spot right next door. The eponymous Patric Achilles (who prefers to go simply by his first name) took over the space previously occupied by Caf Alessio and now serves small plates priced at $9.50 or less, beer, wines and coffee/cappuccino along with live music. A sampling of the menu includes crab cake strata with lemon curd, seared duck breast and berries, planked salmon with grilled bok choy and mango salsa and chickpea burgers on garlic wilted spinach. For dessert theres chocolate French toast with mascarpone and orange, Key lime crme brulee and fried pineapple with caramel, among the choices. Theres no dress code, and reservations arent accepted. Its open 4-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at 1485 Pine Ridge Road. Call 304-9754. Major-league sports bar opensFormer Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper has opened a Naples branch of Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill in the former Keg Steakhouse. The sprawling, family-friendly restaurant offers more than 70 HD televisions airing every sport imaginable, a childrens game room and casual ambience and menu. Offerings include calamari, barbecued pork sliders, wings, salads, homemade soups, burgers, steaks and ribs, among other things. The grills claim to fame is The Beast, which consists of a threepound burger, eight slices of bacon, four slabs of cheese and four fried eggs on a giant bun. Anyone who can eat one in an hour or less not only doesnt pay for the gargantuan meal, but gets his or her name posted on the restaurants wall of fame. Mr. Bokamper was a first-round draft pick in 1976 and played for the Dolphins for 10 years, as a linebacker and defensive end. More recently, hes worked in the broadcasting field. His original bar and grill is in Plantation. The Naples location is open 11-2 a.m. daily at 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way. Call 431-7611 for more information.Love is coming to NaplesConstruction is expected to start soon on a second location of Norman Love Confections, this one next to USS Nemo in Naples. This has been a long time coming, says the well-known chocolatier and pastry chef. Ive always wanted a presence in Naples, and the timing is right to expand into a new market. The 1,263-square-foot salon will combine a confection shop and coffee bar. It will offer Mr. Loves handcrafted artisanal chocolates, pastries, desserts, gelato, specialty coffees and smoothies. At 3747 Tamiami Trail N., it is expected to open just before Christmas. Meanwhile, devotees can pick up chocolates at Sea Salt in Naples, at the original salon at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, online at www.normanloveconfections. com or by calling 561-7215 or (866) 5152121.Zonta Club holds benefit ball Dine well for a good cause at the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs second annual Glass Slipper Ball set for Friday, Nov. 19, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The club will recognize its Woman of the Year, and the evening will include live music, live and silent auctions and an impressive lineup of area chefs serving their specialties. Proceeds will help women who are victims of violence. Participating restaurants include: Angelinas Ristorante; Artichoke and Company; Bice Ristorante Naples; Bravo; The Capital Grille; Charlie Chiangs; Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar; David Goins, Solo Chef Inc.; Irresistible Confections; Mikkelsens Pastry Shop; M Waterfront Grille; Pagellis; The Ritz-Carlton; Sunshine Chocolate Fountains; The Survey Caf; and Whole Foods. Tickets are $125 each or $1,800 for a preferred table for 12. For information about the ball, the club or sponsorships opportunities, call Flo Rogers at 253-1996 or visit karenFELDMAN Collier County celebrates all things stone crab Thursday, Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor: Join chef Lisa Fidler of The Flying Pig for an adult cooking class focused on savory and sweet treats for Halloween. Costumes are optional; $50, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. For details, call 337-3744. To register, call (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: The Women & Wine dinner honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fourcourse dinner featuring wines by three women winemakers: Cathy Corison of Corison Winery, Kristin Belair of Honig Winery and Janet Myers of Franciscan Winery; $95, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations recommended. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market sets up in the parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Artichoke and Company: Celebrate fall at this French wine dinner featuring a fourcourse meal prepared by Chef Brian Gorman, paired with French wines; $48, Venetian Village, 4370 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 263-6979. Reservations required. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Should you save on value wines or splurge on higher-end choices? Sample some of both at this tasting and see how they compare; $10 (with $5 credit toward purchase), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Ruths Chris Steak House: This four-course wine dinner features Lancaster Estate and Roth Estate wines as well as Cajunspiced lamb chops, espresso-rubbed filet and Ruths chocolate sin cake; $79, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 948-8888. Reservations required. Thursday, Oct. 28, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Explore the wines of Darioush, known for its Bordeaux-style estate wines that meld Old World management with New World technology to create high-quality California wines; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Children 15 and younger are invited to wear costumes and stop by customer service for a special bag and to visit each department for allnatural sweets and alternative treats; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Submit listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR e o lo gy f or ni a ad ; m COURTESY PHOTOA rendering of the Norman Love Confections chocolate salon coming to Naples.

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Immaculate Ask for 802NA10030031. 1-866-657-2300 FORT MYERS CONDO RESORT STYLE LIVING$439,900 Wow 3 bed 2 bath on the 14th floor The view is spectacular Resort style living, pool tennis. Ask for 802NA10005968. 1-866-657-2300 IMPERIAL RIVER LIVING$439,900 5 Bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths and 3 car garage pool and boat dock boat lift and access to the Gulf of Mexico Ask for 802NA9036763. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL FLOOR PLAN$405,000 Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 LUXURY 2 1/2 ACRE ESTATE$379,300 Outstanding Landscape, impeccable home, foyer is breathtaking, all granite gourmet kitchen, volume tray ceilings. Ask for 802NA10009577. 1-866-657-2300 FLORIDA STYLE HOME$329,900 3 plus bed, 2 bath on water with dock and pool Priced to sell yesterday. Ask for 802NA10026027. 1-866-657-2300 3 BEDROOM POOL HOME$329,000 Victoria Park. Living, dining, family rooms. Boat launch, children's play area. community amenities. Ask for 802NA10026190. 1-866-657-2300 A MUST SEE POOL HOME$329,000 Beautiful, meticulously maintained one owner home. Ten foot ceilings, crown molding, wet bar in living room. Must See Ask for 802NA10014729. 1-866-657-2300 HOME 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 THREE BED THREE BATH CANAL HOME$275,000 This beautiful waterfront home could be yours, brick paver drive, marble floors, granite counters,private outdoor spa Ask for 802NA10022078. 1-866-657-2300 CABANA HOME$249,900 3 bedroom main home with 1 bed 1 bath Cabana home on 2.73 acres, located close in. Tiled living area.Bank owned Ask for 802NA10032893. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES PARK POOL HOME$249,000 Cute home/double lot with pool, two bed, 2 bath with all weather lanai, fenced yard w/many fruit trees close to beach Ask for 802NA10026047. 1-866-657-2300 FIDDLER'S CREEK$245,000 Fiddlers Creek large 2599 sq ft 3 bed, 3.5 bath and 2 car garage, million dollar water views and Gas for cooking Ask for 802NA10027456. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$244,900 Bank Owned Property. Built by Kaye Homes and is the Dover model, spacious layout, newer built in 2007 Ask for 802NA10030800. 1-866-657-2300 FORMER BUILDER'S MODEL$229,000 Wood Burning Fireplace. Garage was originally built into an office by the builder, later converted to a family room Large kitchen, tile throughout Ask for 802NA10011406. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED PLUS BONUS ROOM$224,000 Immaculate 3 plus den (18x13) or family room, 2.5 bathroom Pool and Spa Tub Home with caged enclosure and huge lanai Ask for 802NA10011887. 1-866-657-2300 4 PLEX GOLDEN GATE CITY$195,000 Units are 2/2 open parking...2 units are rented at time of listing Property being sold as is with right to inspect. Ask for 802NA10033312. 1-866-657-2300 GLEN EAGLE BEAUTY$195,000 Carriage home, 3 bed 2 bath Golf membership with 1 car garage gated golf community priced to move. Ask for 802NA10032622. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$179,900 3 bed/2 bath pool home with spa..tile roof.3 car garage.Open Floor Plan. Ask for 802NA10019115. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping. Such A Deal Ask for 802NA10004231. 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 SECOND FLOOR$147,900 Great condo 2 plus den priced to sell yesterday. Pool, tennis, BBQ, club house and low fees, will go fast. Ask for 802NA9029766. 1-866-657-2300 EMERALD WOODS$139,900 Talk about location! This private 2 story townhouse features 2 master suites one on the lower level and one on the second Ask for 802NA10031110. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$124,900 3 bed 3 bath with office (converted garage ....this was permitted) large back yard quiet street Ask for 802NA10021528. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$120,000 No need to look further if you are a first time buyer, a retiree looking for a smaller home, this is the one for you. Ask for 802NA9028804. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$95,000 Estates home available with a sprawling 2.50 acre layout, property features 3 outbuildings, perfect for a small business Ask for 802NA10031157. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$90,000 This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$89,000 Potential Short Sale, this lovely home has 3bed/2bath/2 car-garage on a mostly clear lot. Ceramic tile throughout, Ask for 802NA10012872. 1-866-657-2300 MOBIL HOME CLOSE IN NAPLES FLORIDA$89,000 This property is sold for land value. The mobile home is in good condition and it is tenant occupied. It is sold "As Is' Ask for 802NA10017820. 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 4 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR GARAGE$79,750 4 bed 2 bath on 1.14 acres priced to sell yesterday needs some paint and carpet and a little TLC. Ask for 802NA10009867. 1-866-657-2300 CITY POOL HOME$75,000 Pool home available. Property is light, bright and ready for your inspection, this home is close to everything. Ask for 802NA10030876. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$61,500 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, dining-Living,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA10032160. 1-866-657-2300 PRICED TO SELL$59,900 Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today Well kept home Ask for 802NA9024760. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$59,900 Nice home in quite area of Golden Gate City. Two bedroom plus den, tile and carpet,1 bath home on nice lot, Ask for 802NA10025426. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES MANOR$46,900 3 bed 1 bath, rear yard fenced. Great investment or starter home. Ask for 802NA10031074. 1-866-657-2300 AMELIA LAKE NAPLES FLORIDA$14,400 Bank Owned Not a Short Sale. Quick response time from seller. Can you believe it? Two bedroom 2 bath condo, 2nd floor. Ask for 802NA10020195. 1-866-657-2300