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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A32 PETS OF THE WEEK A30 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C26-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 4 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2010 Rx for a good cause The sixth annual Physicians Talent Show, and more great times. C26-29 The body knowsGood things start happening soon after you quit. A32 Deliciously perverseThats one way to describe Augusten Burroughs, keynote speaker at writers conference. C1 Business takes offNaples Jet Center plans to fill up to 14 new jobs. B1 THE RACE FOR YOUR NEXT GOVERNOR IS STILL ...ALEX SINK AND RICK SCOTT FIGHT TO DEFINE THEMSELVES AND FLORIDAS FUTURE BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ Claude Kirk remembers when Floridas Republican Party was little more than a collection of hoity-toity, cuff linkwearing fat cats who caucused at the country club and cared more about the cocktail party than the Tea Party. Now 84 years old and living a contented and cantankerous retirement in West Palm Beach, Mr. Kirk remains a voluble observer of all things political in the Sunshine State, including this years race for governor. In 1966, he won election as Floridas first Republican governor since Reconstruction. Abrasive, unpredictable and often confounding, Mr. Kirk was notable primarily for his flamboyance and for a rock-ribbed conSEE GOVERNOR, A8 N N N a a a c c re re re M M M er er e sh sh sh i i i fo fo fo f o r r r go g go i i Fl Fl Fl F id id id d i ELECTION 10NEWS ANALYSISAds from both sides continue to saturate the media. Peyton McGovern, 9, has changed her mind many times about her choice of Halloween costume this year. Last Saturday, at the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, she implored her mother to let her be Minnie Mouse. She also plans to help carve a pumpkin with her twin brother. Its going to have these like square, triangle eyes, triangle nose, she said. Its going to have a smiley face with one tooth. The ritual of carving faces into pumpkins and putting a candle inside is time honored, but exactly when it began is left to legend. Author David J. Skall, in his 2002 Halloween history, Death Becomes a Holiday, wrote that the jack-o-lanterns history is rooted in 17th century British folklore. A trickster named Jack offended both God and the devil with his pranks. Upon his death, he was denied entrance into both heaven and hell, though the devil grudgingly tossed him a fiery coal, which Jack caught in a hollowed turnip and which would light his night-walk on earth until Judgment Day, Mr. Skal wrote. Now in the U.S. there are many possibilities for what type of gourd to choose for a jack-o-lantern. In additon to the standard orange orb, there are albino pumpkins and green Cinderella pumpkins. And as for what to carve into them, the possibilities are endless. Im a traditional three-triangles guy myself: three triangles and a crooked smile, said Ed Ritter, a volunteer at the pumpkin patch at North Naples United Methodist Church and gradeschool. Jack-o-lanterns have long carved a niche in HalloweenBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe big pumpkin's gaping mouth seems to be begging for some tiny gourds to gobble up. SEE PUMPKIN, A14 Alex Sink, left, and Rick Scott battle for votes Nov. 2.

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 The Beach. Miles of it, both theirs and ours. For 300,000 of us who live here permanently and 1.4 million who visit here annually, its all public all public below the median high tide line, and much of it public above any tide line. Taken for granted almost every day by some, for others its a mecca as singular and powerful as a holy place, an architecture of earth and sky as grandly fitted as a great cathedral, but as effortless in the presentation as a supermodel dressed in burnished blues or greens and wrapped in dazzling golden tans and whites. In my mind, beach names run together, creating an arbitrary anatomy foreign to nature, a short history of strategic development: Barefoot Delnor Wiggins Clam Pass Naples Municipal Vanderbilt North Gulf Shore Boulevard Lowdermilk Tigertail. All Beach. And together, worth a lot of money. Like any great cathedral like any supermodel seemingly presented with little effort or artifice a great Beach requires a great entourage of stewards and promoters behind the scenes, men and women paid to pitch its value to the well-coined world outside our borders, and also o care for it. Care of the Beach creates the cornerstone of culture in Collier County an opulent beach culture buttressed by the arts. If we want to survive as what we are, we have to care for the Beach. First. But lately, some officials have been careless. Money designated and set aside for Beach care by elected county leaders who understood all of this almost two decades ago has been skimmed (legally) from the Beach reserves and funneled into advertising. This is especially valuable to the most resplendent hotels in Naples. The public face of the effort is Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. In short, hes a director of tourism who actually expanded his marketing operation during the recession, hiring additional employees in England and Germany, when most of county government, just like local business, was forced to shrink. In the 2010 fiscal year, $1 million was taken from beach renourishment reserves so Mr. Wert could sell the Beach to tourists, and this year the same figure has been skimmed again, this time from reserves for beach facilities. That $2 million total came from the bed tax of 4 percent paid by tourists and collected by anyone who owns and operates living quarters that rent for six months or less in hotels, apartment-hotels, motels, resort motels, rooming houses, tourist or trailer camps, cooperatively owned apartments, multiple-unit structures, mobile homes, trailers, single-family dwellings, beach houses, cottages and condominiums as the tax collectors office describes it. In addition to the $2 million gravy train, every year, by law, bed taxes are broken down this way: 2 percent is set aside for the Beach, for facilities there and for inlets. Almost 1.5 percent goes to tourism advertising. And roughly .5 percent is set aside for museums, with county-owned museums getting the bulk. But things will soon change. One proposal on the table would shift the percentages of money set aside for beach care in favor of advertising. Another proposal on the table would take museum money and funnel that into advertising, too. More likely to come to pass, however, is this proposal: County commissioners could increase the bed tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The change could be imminent. Joined by the nine-member Tourist Development Council, commissioners will conduct a public workshop on the matter Monday, Nov. 1. Most city council leaders in Naples and Marco Island have already approved of the full-percentage-point tax raise, all of it money that should pay for advertising, in Mr. Werts mind. If it happens his way, tourism marketing will become the biggest beneficiary of bed taxes, raking in 2.5 percent of all money collected but thats a moneymaking proposition, Mr. Wert insists. Research Data Services, our tourism research partner, has calculated that for every advertising dollar invested, there is a return of $17.68, he explains in a Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce brochure. Much of that $17.68, however, ends up in the pockets of a few king-sized hoteliers, who benefit in outsized measure from a tax that should help everybody equally. That disparity could be corrected in part if a significant percentage of any new taxes collected would benefit not just the big hotels through advertising, but also everyone who uses and loves the Beach resident and visitor alike through renourishment and facility upgrades. The visitors, after all, pay for our beaches, and they ought to see a benefit in new facilities, in better or significantly less expensive parking arrangements (which would encourage them to return more often, perhaps) and in sheer beauty and robust health right down at the waterline. Or we could do it the old-fashioned way, and just quit caring for the Beach, instead letting it care for itself. In that case, we should start right off by doing some firing, followed by some hiring. First, we could fire Gary McAlpin, the countys director of Coastal Management Programs (salary: $103,053), and Tourism Director Mr. Wert (salary: $106,973).And then we could hire Ms. Au Naturel, formerly known as Mother Nature, to serve as the new Director of Natural and Unrestrained Beach Processes (salary: $000,000). Unlike Mr. McAlpin, who toes the county line, and Mr. Wert, who might think he works for the big hotels and thus toes their line (more advertising, paid for by more bed taxes, which is where Mr. Werts salary comes from), Ms. Naturel is ungovernable, uninhibited, unpredictable and unfireable. Right-to-work state or not, she doesnt give a fig.The move itself would draw a lot of attention, which is a form of advertising, at no cost to us. Under the stewardship of Ms. Naturel, before long the Beach would be history, at least as we know it. And another beach would exist, much like the once upon a time beach: a wild, uncared-for place. And then where would we be? 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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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 Carmell kcarmell@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Greg Tretwold Allan Clayton Brooke HarrisonAccount 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud against homeowners and the courts. But in a promising development this week, attorneys general from all 50 states announced a bipartisan joint investigation into foreclosure fraud.Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, GMAC and other big mortgage lenders recently suspended most foreclosure proceedings, following revelations that thousands of their foreclosures were being conducted like foreclosure mills, with tens of thousands of legal documents signed by low-level staffers with little or no knowledge of what they were signing.Then the Obama administration signaled that it was not supporting a foreclosure moratorium. Not long after, Bank of America announced it was restarting its foreclosure operations. GMAC followed suit, and others will likely join in. So much for the voluntary moratorium. GMAC Mortgage engaged in mass document processing, dubbed robosigning. In several cases, GMAC Mortgage filed documents with courts that were signed by Jeffrey Stephan. Stephan presided over a staff of 12 in suburban Philadelphia. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray filed a lawsuit against GMAC Mortgage, Stephan and the bank that owns GMAC, Ally Financial (itself a subsidiary of General Motors). According to one report, Stephan received 10,000 mortgage foreclosure documents to process in one month. Based on an eight-hour workday, he would have had to read, verify and sign, in the presence of a notary, about one document per minute. He admitted to signing documents without reading them or checking the facts about homeowners said to be in default. And Stephan was just one of many robo-signers. Recall that GM received $51 billion in taxpayer bailouts; its subsidiary, GMAC, received $16.3 billion; and Ally Financial subsidiary GMAC Mortgage received $1.5 billion as an incentive payment for home loan modification.So you as a taxpayer may have bailed out a bank that is fraudulently foreclosing on you. What recourse do you have?Back in February 2009, Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur advised homeowners to force lenders to produce the note. People facing foreclosure were being taken to court while the bank alleging default couldnt even prove it owned the mortgage. The mortgage document often had been lost in the tangled web of financial wheeling and dealing. Kaptur told me: Millions and millions of families are getting foreclosure notices. They dont have proper legal representation ... possession is nine-tenths of the law; therefore, stay in your property. If you stay in your home, your mortgage lender may break in. Nancy Jacobini of Orange County, Fla., was inside her home when she heard an intruder. Thinking she was being burglarized, she called 911. Police determined the intruder was actually someone sent by JPMorgan Chase to change the locks. And Jacobini wasnt even in foreclosure! Most banks that suspended foreclosure efforts only did so in 23 states because it is only in those 23 states that courts actually adjudicate over foreclosure proceedings. One judge who oversees foreclosures is New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack. He has made national headlines for rejecting dozens of foreclosure filings. He told Democracy Now! news hour, My job is to do justice ... we run into numerous problems with assignments of mortgages, questionable affidavits of merit and just sloppy paperwork in general. Bruce Marks runs NACA, a national nonprofit that helps people avoid foreclosure. He told me: When President Obama was running for president, he said one of the first things hell do is put a moratorium on foreclosures. He never did. He never backed bankruptcy reform so people could have the right to go in front of a bankruptcy judge. He went on: And where is President Obama? When he says, Well, you know, we dont want to upset the market, what is good about a market when someone is foreclosed on and ... youve got a vacant building? We have to have a national moratorium to give ourselves a window of opportunity to restructure mortgages ... to look at homeowners as people, not as a commodity to make money. According to RealtyTrac, banks repossessed 102,134 properties in September, a home roughly every 30 seconds. Every 30 seconds, banks many that received funds from the Bush administrations TARP, and that may be using fraudulent practices foreclose on an American familys dream of home ownership. Meanwhile, GMAC Mortgage has reported increased profits for the first half of 2010. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.When banks are the robbers amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly What happened to government for the people?Three strikes youre out. What the Del is going on? Did you ever think that Christmas was in October? Collier County did it again: closed Bayview Marina Park in the season instead of the summer when everyone needed a job. And guess what? The county started to commence the job with their construction companies and they got stopped within two days because they didnt have their proper permits. The first time the county closed me down was when they eminent domained my property over 18 years ago and then never used the property to widen the road. Secondly, they fined me for painting my building charcoal and white. Code enforcement said charcoal is not an earth-tone color. Now guess what? They shut down Bayview Park in season again, a block from my store. After paying over $1.5 million in taxes on my corner property, donating over 3,000 shrimp to the county youth program and supporting Collier County 100 percent over the past 48 years with many other community projects, I am appalled that overnight your business is closed down by Collier County. Would somebody out there please tell me: Should we shut down the county October, November and December (during season)? Or should we do the work at night or do the work Monday through Thursday? Or should we run a shuttle service from Bayshore Marina to the corner of Bayshore and Thomasson? Collier County taxpayers have had enough, especially taxpayers in East Naples. Enough is enough! I need answers. Our customers have and are supporting us 24/7 over the last 48 years, around the clock. Why isnt our government? What has happened to our government being by the people, for the people?Del Ackerman Dels 24-Hour StoreWhose beach is it, anyway?We fought hard for a Vanderbilt Beach county beach park facility. One reason approval of the long overdue and sensible amenity turned into a battle was that The RitzCarlton was dead set against it. The Marriotts of Collier want beach reserves reallocated. Nowhere in the ordinance which we voted to set up does it mention that the party that collects the tourist tax gets it back. They carry on as if this is their money. The tourists who pay the tax are entitled to a benefit. Collier hoteliers refused to support a beach facility funded by collected reserves. Absurd, because their taxpaying guests use the beach. Their guests pay to park in the Vanderbilt parking garage. The tourism director was invited to one of the meetings presented at inland, upscale communities that ended up supporting the facility. He didnt come. He didnt attend either of the Collier County Commission meetings regarding this facility. When the matter was presented to the Tourist Development Council for funding, the only opposition came from the hotels. The only tourism they support is marketing their facilities. Youre watching hotels that do business in our community working alongside the tourism director to prevent needed improvements and manipulate our elected officials. The tourism director wants to change how the tourist tax is allocated, taking critical reserves from the beach. Please write to your commissioners. What is going on here is shocking. Moving legally earmarked funds is dishonest. Ratcheting away at beach funding is irresponsible. Best regards, Mary Lou Smart KOBO! Keep Our Beaches Open

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 BY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comVeora Little is a retired nurse who specialized in anesthesia, helping administer the types of drugs that make surgery tolerable. They were the type of surgeries, generally, that required heavy sedation. For part of her career, Ms. Little worked alongside her husband, a retired neurosurgeon, at his practice in Naples. My job (a certified registered nurse anesthetist) is like the guardian angle of a patient, she explains. Say you had shoulder or brain surgery. My job is to make sure youre safe, number one; and comfortable, number two; and as unaware of whats happening as the surgery commands. Safety is always first: The right medication, not too much. During surgery she would monitor the patients vital signs and observe them carefully, watching for signs that could tip her off to discomfort, such as sweating or making movements. Patients when theyre asleep are just like little babies who cant speak to you verbally, she says. They tell you whats wrong or right in other ways. These days Ms. Little works with drugs in a completely different way, as a volunteer for Drug Free Collier, fighting prescription drug abuse. The drugs she focuses on now are the pills that have been in the news for causing addictions and in some cases, death. They are the types of pills, especially narcotic anti-pain medications and heavy antianxiety drugs, which have led law enforcement to target the pill mills where unethical doctors prescribe them unjudiciously. Ethical doctors prescribe these meds, too, for a range of injuries and consider them a valuable method of treating pain. In any case, Ms. Little says, bottles with leftover prescriptions sitting in medicine cabinets pose a threat to public health. Sometimes a doctor might prescribe 20 pills, for example, but the patient will use less than half of them. The leftovers, if not properly disposed of, can become recreational drugs in the hands of teenagers and others seeking a high. Prescription medication in general, mostly narcotic pain and anti-anxiety drugs, caused more than 3,500 deaths in Florida last year, according to a state medical examiners report. Ms. Little became more aware of the prescription drug problem after it hit too close to home. In 2006, she read a newspaper article about six children, all 10-year-olds, who had to be taken to the hospital because they had overdosed on OxyContin. One of their classmates had taken the pills from a grandparents home. Ms. Little had grandchildren near that age in the same school in Naples. That was really a big red flag, she says. To have a 10-year-old start getting pills was just appalling to me. As volunteer coordinator for Drug Free Colliers Nov. 13 event, Operation Medicine Cabinet, she is helping organize a plan to scrub medicine cabinets of potentially hazardous pills. Ms. Little works with the Collier County Sheriffs Office and local drug drop-off points, such as pharmacies, to collect and destroy the unused medication. Operation Medicine Cabinet is similar to a program the CCSO has run for years, in which it asks ask people to bring all their old, unused prescriptions to a pharmacy for disposal. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Drug Free Collier, the CCSO and the Marco Island Police Department will collect medications at numerous locations throughout the area. (Visit to find out where). The meds will ultimately be taken to Covanta Energy in Lee County, a waste-to-energy company that incinerates them for free. I respect medications and I think theres a time and a place for them, Ms. Little says. In the United States were so blessed to have so many things that make us feel better. But there is a step over to misuse and abuse we have to address. Awareness and education is so important. 15 MINUTES Veora Little understands the good and bad sides of prescription drugs As one of the founders of Gulfwind Marine who began serving Southwest Florida in 1983, Rick has been on board since the doors opened. Rick later enjoyed seeing part of his creation offered on the New York Stock Exchange in what today is called MarineMax, the nations largest recreational boat dealer. Rick has been a pillar in the Southwest Florida boating market for nearly three decades. His principles are still at the forefront of what he does today Take care of the customer rst and all of the rest will take care of itself. Ricks expertise spans a broad spectrum of boating. He has helped countless clients nd the perfect rst or last boat ranging in size from 15 foot Boston Whalers to 70+ foot motor yachts. It is not uncommon for Rick to serve as advisor to his clients in dozens of transactions over the life of their relationship. According to Rick, he enjoyed his years in managing some of MarineMaxs most successful dealerships and is now back to doing what he enjoys most which is helping his clients with their boating needs. Why has Rick been so successful? He brings three decades of service, education and experience to the table for every client that he helps. Rick listens to his customers needs and wants. After listening, he uses the information to nd the right boat, right seller or right buyer. Rick welcomes the opportunity to work with you and show you rst hand what the advantages of dealing with a seasoned professional are all about. No matter if youre looking, ready to buy or ready to sell, call Rick at 239-262-1000. COURTESY PHOTO Veora Little, left, with Walgreens staff members and CCSO Commander Beth Jones at the pharmacys 2009 Operation Medicine Cabinet.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 servatism that would find a comfortable home in the Tea Party of today. On matters of personal style, Mr. Kirk was the sort of politician who would have made Sarah Palin look like a shrinking violet. That he often referred to himself as one tree-shakin son of a bitch gives you some idea of how he approached the fine art of governance. Mr. Kirks rollicking run as governor ended after just one term when he was defeated in 1970 by Reubin Askew. Mr. Kirk entered the General Election against Mr. Askew, weakened by his lackluster record and a contentious primary challenge mounted at great expense by Jack Eckerd, the drugstore magnate turned politician who died in 2004. Jack Eckerd was a precursor of a lot of things, Mr. Kirk recalls with no trace of affection evident in his voice. He was convinced that if you had enough money you could buy the governors office. Some people think anythings for sale, I suppose. (This evaluation of Mr. Eckerd conveniently sidesteps that Mr. Kirk himself was a wealthy businessman when he ran successfully in 1966. But lets not quibble; fact-checking Mr. Kirks wonderfully baroque yarns is a job best left to someone in need of fulltime employment.) Mr. Kirks recollection regarding Mr. Eckerds belief in the power of the almighty dollar in the political arena is both timely and instructive as the General Election of 2010 draws nigh. While it is beyond dispute that the evolving Tea Party movement has seized the right wing of the Republican Party and introduced a grass-roots element that was missing in Mr. Kirks time, big money still rules in Floridas GOP, which seems a bit strange since rousting the elites is a mantra of many Tea Partiers. Exhibit A in this regard is Rick Scott, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who already has spent some $55 million of his vast personal fortune (and hes not through writing checks to his campaign, either) in pursuit of a job that pays about $130,000 annually. (Consider this: Should Mr. Scott prevail, he must serve roughly 105 four-year terms if he is to recoup his campaign investment.) Mr. Scott rose not only from obscurity but from downright infamy on the strength of support from the Tea Party faithful, who continually stress the importance of placing government in the hands of regular folk. Yet Mr. Scott is an interesting brand of regular folk. This is a man who amassed much of his wealth at least $300 million of it by so screwing up and embarrassing Columbia/HCA the hospital company he founded and ran that the board of directors heaved baskets full of cash at him just to get him out the door with a minimum of fuss. After Mr. Scotts departure, Columbia/HCA was hit with a record $1.7 billion fine for Medicare and Medicaid fraud that took place under his leadership. Tea Party ardor and an unlimited bank account have propelled the highrolling, take-no-prisoners health-care executive with a slippery past to a sixpoint lead in the latest Rasmussen Poll over Alex Sink, Floridas elected chief financial officer and the Democratic Partys steady if somnolent standard bearer. Other polls show a race far too close to call at this point. It has been a curious contest thus far, involving two candidates who were virtually anonymous just a few years back and whose rhetoric rarely rises above pedestrian. Both Mr. Scott and Ms. Sink have unleashed pointed, blatantly personal attacks on one another and have further fouled the airwaves with a seemingly unending string of extraordinarily vicious and petty television advertisements. The basic theme of Mr. Scotts ads is that Ms. Sink is a dangerous liberal who has mismanaged the states pension fund and is joined at the hip politically with President Obama. Ms. Sink, meanwhile, portrays Mr. Scott as a shady businessman who, if there were any justice at all in this world, should be working the rock pile at a federal prison for his role in the Columbia/ HCA affair. The candidates have taken their opponents best shots and both remain standing, leaving one to wonder what it will take to decide this contest.Sinks battle for recognitionALEX SINKS FIRST BID FOR ELECtive office came in 2006, when she ran for the post of CFO, an important but relatively obscure state cabinet post. Four years ago, most voters couldnt distinguish an Alex Sink from a Kohler faucet, and during her CFO campaign, she regularly received mail addressed to Mr. Sink. Incredibly, one of her earliest challenges was to establish gender identity. Ms. Sink, a North Carolina native, had spent 26 years fashioning a career in banking. She had risen to become president of Florida operations for Bank of America. Her husband, Bill McBride, ran for governor in 2002, losing his bid to Jeb Bush. Despite her accomplishments, the 62-year-old Ms. Sink remained something of a mystery to those outside of the inner circles of states Democratic Party. Prim and punctilious, Ms. Sink has shown in her debates with Mr. Scott that she is not afraid to mix it up with her opponent. But she is a far cry from the assertive Mama Grizzlies (women such as former Alaska Gov. Palin, Sharron Angle, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, and Michele Bachmann, the fiery Minnesota congresswoman) of the Republican Party who often outmacho their male counterparts. When slapped with a tough question or a damning charge from her opponent, Ms. Sink often responds with a tight smile and a nervous giggle mannerisms that seem strangely at odds with the moment at hand. And while she displays an adequate command of the facts, she sometimes struggles to verbalize her thoughts. The words Alex Sink and charisma rarely occupy the same sentence. The job of chief financial officer is a relatively new position, having been created in 2002, and Ms. Sink is only the second person to hold the post. As CFO, Ms. Sink is responsible for some 3,000 employees and an annual budget of $300 million in the Department of Financial Services. The CFOs job encompasses a dizzying array of responsibilities that range from serving as the state fire marshal to managing the states $24 billion in Treasury funds. In truth, few Floridians have much of a clue as to what the CFO actually does, and Ms. Sink has not done a particularly good job over the course of the campaign of explaining her work. Mr. Scott has seized on the electorates ignorance toward Ms. Sink, and this has allowed him to define her in the most unflattering of terms. One line of attack that has proved to be effective is Mr. Scotts repeated assertion that Ms. Sink has been inept in handling the states pension fund. The pension fund has gone from 7 percent overfunded to 13 percent underfunded (during Ms. Sinks tenure), Mr. Scott said last week in a debate at Nova Southeastern University in Broward County. Mr. Scott is correct; the pension fund has diminished under Ms. Sinks direction, but Ms. Sink responds that the funds losses were inevitable, given the economic meltdown that has gripped the entire United States. She also points out that she dismissed a bumbling minion who was involved in the administration of the fund. In a normal election year, Alex Sink would be an incredibly strong candidate, says State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democrat from Greenacres. But, as Mr. Aronberg readily concedes, 2010 is not a normal election year. It is a midterm election, of course, which usually spells trouble for the party in power in Washington, which happens to be the Democrats this time around. Also, President Obamas stunning fall in popularity has further complicated the races of Democratic candidates especially those who trend moderate to liberal in their views, as is the case with Ms. Sink. The biggest challenges (Ms. Sink) faces really have little to do with her personally or what she stands on the issue, Mr. Aronberg says. Her biggest challenge is fighting the headwind that all Democrats are running into this year. Mr. Aronbergs observation is astute. Mr. Scott accuses Ms. Sink of using Obama math to justify the pension fund decline and never passes on a chance to hurl the dreaded word liberal in her direction. For her part, Ms. Sink gamely seeks to take control of her own image as best she can. Im still that girl who grew up on that family farm (in North Carolina), said Ms. Sink last week in her debate with Mr. Scott. Shes not the sort of person who pounds the desk or gets right in your face, says Steven Hemping, chair of the Collier County Democratic Party. Shes very analytical, and shes very decisive. Mr.Hemping has no illusions that Ms. Sink will carry Collier County, which not only is solidly Republican but also home to Mr. Scott, who lives in Naples. But he says Ms. Sink does enjoy surprising strength within the countys financial community. There is some bipartisan support for her among business leaders in Collier County who have known her for years, he says. These people, many of whom are Republican, dealt with her during her banking days, and they know that she is a socially moderate, fiscally conservative person. Mark Alan Siegel, the Democratic Party chairman in Palm Beach County, believes Ms. Sink has done very well as a candidate and has substantial support across the board in his county. Of course, Im looking at this from a Palm Beach perspective, says Mr. Siegel. The Republicans we have here tend to believe in things like science, so they are not a likely constituency for someone like Rick Scott. For the most part, our Republicans tend to be sensible. While Mr. Scott is still viewed with suspicion by many Republicans who are not allied with far-right branch of the party (Jeb Bush, for example, grudgingly jumped on board), his campaign has staked out claims against Ms. Sink that resonate with those outside the Tea Party. Mr. Scott insists that Ms. Sinks proposals involving educating, health care and jobs would cost the state some $12 billion. Mr. Scott points out that Senate President-to-be Mike Haridopolos, a Scott supporter, sent Ms. Sink a letter to this effect and that she chose not to respond. When Mr. Scott raised the Haridopolos letter during the most recent debate, Ms. Sink replied: Im going to GOVERNORFrom page 1FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVEClaude Kirk, Floridas governor from 1966-1971, believes Rick Scott and the Tea Parties influence are extensions of the same Republican party he helped put in power in Tallahassee. ARONBERG Why in the hell are you trying to get me to say something bad about (Mr. Scott)? ... Ive got nothing bad at all to say about him, so stop trying. Claude Kirk, former governor


WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comstand here and be Ronald Reagan there you go again. Youre just throwing mud.Theres no number like that in any of my plans. Thats why we cant trust Rick Scott. Mr. Scott further portrays Ms. Sink as a failed fiscal watchdog who has become a part of the ruling class in the state capital. She clearly is a Tallahassee insider, says Mr. Scott. Shes been there for years. Shes had her shot. And in her time there, the state has lost more than 800,000 jobs Shes had a lot of issues. Lets be honest, says one Democratic official who speaks on the condition of anonymity. This is not a good year to be running as a Democrat. It doesnt matter who you are, really, or what youre running for. Alex is smart and competent, but she isnt dynamic, and she hasnt done the greatest job defining who she is. Shes had trouble getting separation from the president and his policies and that hurts. Most of all, shes facing a guy with almost unlimited financial resources. Thats really tough. I mean, (Mr. Scott) spent millions and millions in the Republican primary alone. That is truly amazing. I dont believe (Ms. Sink) expected it to be this tough. Im not sure any of us did. We all thought Rick Scott would implode or self-destruct in some way. We couldnt believe a guy with a record like his could keep going. He hasnt imploded, and it looks like hes going to be there, going strong, right to the bitter end.Scotts business acumen both blessing and curseLEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT, a Republican, also believes that Democrats greatly underestimated the resources that Rick Scott could bring to bear. The sheriff is a fervent supporter of Mr. Scott but is not related to the gubernatorial candidate. Spending $40 million or $50 million for Rick Scott is like me spending a thousand or so dollars, he says. So, Im not surprised at all that his campaign has been so successful. But its not just money. Hes a very impressive person. I didnt know him prior to this (campaign), but Ive met and spent time with him and his wife. Hes a very good family man. The sheriffs depiction of Mr. Scott as a charming and charismatic figure is both interesting and perplexing. Few candidates in recent memory have remained as aloof and removed from both the public and the news media as has Mr. Scott. His campaign has been conducted through an avalanche of television commercials. Mr. Scott disdains meetings with editorial boards and his personal appearances are rationed and scripted. His performance in debates reveals a man who seems uneasy when called upon to think on his feet, which is surprising given the fact that he once earned his keep as a lawyer at one of the largest firms in Dallas, Texas. Under even mild questioning, Mr. Scott often appears stunned, displaying the wide-eyed look of a man who has happened upon an intruder in his bedroom in the dead of the night. Mr. Scott, in his television ads, plays strongly on his image as a self-made man. And indeed, this image is rooted in fact. At first blush, the 57-yearold Mr. Scott seems to be the very embodiment of the American Dream. He grew up as part of a working-class family in North Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Scotts father was a trucker and his mother (who features prominently in some of his television ads) worked at JCPenney and took in ironing on the side. Following high school and a year at a community college, Mr. Scott enlisted in the Navy and served 29 months on active duty. After the Navy, Mr. Scott bought two doughnut shops, consolidated them, and pursued an undergraduate degree (which he earned in just 2 years) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Upon graduation, Mr. Scott sold his doughnut shop and married his high-school sweetheart. He then enrolled in the school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After law school, Mr. Scott was hired by the Johnson & Swanson, one of Dallas largest and most prestigious firms. Mr. Scott specialized in health care and energy issues, and he quickly gained notice as one of the firms brightest minds. By his early 30s, Mr. Scott was a star in Texas legal circles. Mr. Scott might have remained a highly successful but relatively obscure Texas lawyer had he not crossed paths with Richard Rainwater. Mr. Rainwater was a billionaire from Fort Worth who boasted an outsized reputation as a swashbuckling corporate raider. Mr. Rainwater took note of Mr. Scotts talents and approached him about a business venture, which turned out to be the 1987 attempt to take over of the Hospital Corp. of America. HCA rejected the offer put forth by Mr. Scott and Mr. Rainwater, but the pair went on to buy three dilapidated hospitals in El Paso. Mr. Scott used his lifes savings $125,000 to help finance the first hospitals. These El Paso holdings eventually grew into the Columbia Healthcare Corp. Columbia, under Mr. Scotts aggressive leadership, became a giant in the health-care field. In 1993, Mr. Scott merged Columbia with HCA, and Columbia/HCA became the countrys largest hospital chain. At one point, Columbia/HCA, which was headquartered in Kentucky, was Floridas largest private employer surpassing even Disney. In less than five years, Mr. Scotts company included 341 hospitals nationwide. Mr. Scott became known as an aggressive cutter of costs at his hospitals, which generally operated squarely in the black. By 1995, Rick Scotts initial investment of $125,000 was worth $250 million. Columbia/HCA also became the target of federal investigations involving Medicare and Medicaid fraud during its period of rapid growth. In 1997, just months before the federal investigations were revealed, Mr. Scott was eased out of his job by the companys board of directors. Details of the parting are murky, but it is reported that Mr. Scott left with some $10 million in cash and $300 million in stock. The investigations continued, despite Mr. Scotts departure, and eventually resulted in fines totaling $1.7 billion, which is a record that still stands. The fines were paid in 2000 and 2003 years after Mr. Scott had stepped down but it was made clear that the irregularities occurred while he ran the show. It was the most massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud in history. Mr. Scott laid low until last year, when he unexpectedly appeared in a series of television ads as a spokesman for a nonprofit group called Conservatives for Patients Rights. Mr. Scott had founded CPR and funded the outfit with $5 million paid out of his own pocket. He used the commercials as a forum to criticize President Obamas health-care proposals. Mr. Scott identified himself as a former health-care executive, but there was no mention made of Medicare fraud or fines totaling $1.7 billion. In hindsight, it seems clear that Mr. Scott was laying the groundwork for his gubernatorial bid. If nothing else, the CPR campaign allowed Mr. Scott to begin crafting the image that he would carry into this years campaign. In essence, this early exposure helped soften the later revelations regarding his business activities. Bill McCollum, Floridas attorney general and Mr. Scotts vanquished opponent in the Republican primary, went after Mr. Scott for his role in the scandal. Ms. Sink has echoed and amplified Mr. McCollums attacks over the course of her campaign. Ms. Sink has said that if Scott proposes the same accountability measures for Florida government that he used at Columbia/HCA, well have to back up the paddy wagon at the front door. Ms. Sink notes that Mr. Scott invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 75 times during a lawsuit involving Columbia/ HCA. She also has called upon him to release a deposition given just days before he entered the governors race involving Solantic Corp., the healthclinic company he founded in 2001. According to its website, Solantic operates some 30 urgent-care facilities across Florida and has served more than 1.5 million patients. Mr. Scott says he accepts responsibility for Columbia/HCAs problems. He says he did not pay close enough attention to some of the companys business operations because he was fixated on ensuring that patients received the best possible care at his hospitals. In essence, Mr. Scott says that any mistakes he made were those of the heart, not the head. Focusing on patient care left him insufficient time to oversee the nuts and bolts of his complex corporation, he says. Mr. Scotts self-characterization does not exactly square with how he was perceived during his high-flying days as a health-care mogul. His reputation was that of a hard-eyed, bottom lineobsessed executive who kept costs at a minimum. He was seen as the Gordon (greed is good) Gekko of the hospital industry. In 1995, the Healthcare Forum Journal described Mr. Scott as an icon of greed and heartlessness, of all thats wrong with American health care. Forbes magazine once observed that Mr. Scott bought hospitals by the bucketful and promised to squeeze blood from each one. I take responsibility, and I learned from it, Mr. Scott says now of his hospital career. He also pledges that he will not repeat any earlier mistakes if he is elected. In business if something goes wrong, you focus on it, Mr. Scott says. You get better, and thats what Ive done. Mr. Scott also notes that he never has faced a criminal charge as a result of his actions, a circumstance that flummoxes his detractors. The Sink campaign seems frustrated by its inability to turn Mr. Scotts past business dealings into the overriding theme of this contest. Republicans say this inability is a clear indication that Ms. Sink and other Democrats have sorely misjudged the temper of the times. Voters are very frosted by the direction of this country under the Democrats, says Gary A. Lee, chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee. Any concerns that voters might have (concerning Mr. Scotts business career) are trumped by their concern over where this country is headed. Mr. Lee, who served as a congressman from upstate New York before moving to Florida, says that Mr. Scotts financial resources allow the candidate to hammer home his message of limited government, almost to the exclusion of all else. Mr. Scott pledges to reduce property taxes by 19 percent, but he has yet to say how this could be accomplished without a significant reduction in financial support for public education. He also proposes an Arizona-style immigration law for the state and wants to institute drug testing for welfare recipients. Mr. Siegel, the Palm Beach Democratic chairman, says he believes that the Tea Party message which Mr. Scott embraces fully is too radical to prevail in Florida. In the end, he predicts, the states voters will have second thoughts about electing someone so closely allied with the far right wing of the Republican Party. Lets face it, Mr. Siegel says, these (Tea Party supporters) are borderline crazy, and it will be hard to elect a person who appeals to that segment. Mr. Siegel envisions numbers of sensible Republicans abandoning their party to cast their votes for Ms. Sink on Nov. 2. Should that occur, Claude Kirk will be taken by surprise. Mr. Kirk sees the Tea Party not as a radical offshoot of the Republican Party, but rather as a natural extension of the movement he helped get off the ground more than 45 years ago. The Republican Party has always stood for conservative ideals, he says. That hasnt changed in all these years. You can call it the Tea Party or whatever you want. Its still the same. Mr. Kirk speaks in broad generalities about the upcoming election and the candidates involved. He bristles when asked if he sees parallels between Mr. Scott and his old political nemesis, Jack Eckerd. Both possessed extreme wealth, it is pointed out, and both sought to use that wealth to become governor. Why in the hell are you trying to get me to say something bad about (Mr. Scott)? he asks. Ive got nothing bad at all to say about him, so stop trying. Dont play games with me. What is it with you? Ah, yes, we are seeing tantalizing glimpses of the Claude Kirk of old the man once called the Salvador Dali of Florida politics because his public pronouncements often were the verbal approximations of (Dalis) drooping, surreal watches. Growing testier by the moment, Mr. Kirk lets it be known that he has no critical comments to voice about any Republican and that questions about the Tea Party are starting to wear thin. He thinks all of the GOPs candidates are just fine, the Tea Partys just fine and Floridas Republican Party, which he, of course, was instrumental in building, is really, really fine. Now, how many more of these damn-fool questions do you have? he wants to know. Told there are several more queries in the offing, Mr. Kirk goes silent for a second and then hangs up the telephone without a word. No goodbye. No nothing. Just a click from the other end of the line. Apparently Mr. Kirk has grown tired of contemplating the 2010 Florida gubernatorial contest. Understandable. The campaign has become a dismal, dispiriting affair filled with a sound and a fury that signify very little. It feels as if it has dragged on for years, not mere months. Enough is enough, Mr. Kirk seems to be saying, and in that regard, the old tree-shakin son of a bitch from West Palm is right on. SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT


Some of the amendments on Novembers ballot have been as contentious this election cycle as the races for office. Nevertheless, the amendments are often cited as a vexing part of the ballot for voters. Here, Florida Weekly presents each amendment with its title as it will read on the ballot, and a brief explanation of what your vote will mean. NO. 1: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VI, SECTION 7 Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement YES: Eliminates public financing of campaigns. NO: Preserves Floridas system of campaign finance. WHAT ITS ABOUT: Currently, the state of Florida spends millions of dollars on helping to finance political campaigns. During 2006, for instance, the state paid out $11 million to help subsidize campaigns for various political offices. Supporters of the measure say the tax money should be used for other priorities. Opponents of the measure say the amendment favors corporate interests. They maintain that public financing is necessary to allow candidates who may not have as much access to money, a fair shot at public office. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31 Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit For Deployed Military Personnel YES: Gives deployed military a break on property taxes. NO: No tax break given. WHAT ITS ABOUT: There is little to no organized opposition to this measure. The amount of the tax break will depend on how many days the member of the military spends deployed. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE II, SECTION 7 Referenda Required For Adoption And Amendment Of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans YES: Gives the public a vote on land use changes within their city or municipalities. NO: Keeps the system the way it is. WHAT ITS ABOUT: Builders and developers often have to ask city councils or county commissions for land use changes in order to construct their projects. Currently, the system requires testimony before public boards and usually, public votes by the local governing body. The amendment would create another layer of oversight, where the measure would have to be put to a public vote. Supporters call the amendment the Hometown Democracy Act and argue that it gives regular citizens a seat at the table regarding land issues. Opponents argue that it would increase the cost of development considerably and cripple an industry that is already struggling. The amendment would undoubtedly cost local municipalities more money. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE III, SECTION 21 Standards For Legislature To Follow In Legislative Redistricting YES: Aims to create voting districts that dont favor any party. NO: Keeps districting as it is. WHAT ITS ABOUT: The amendment intends to do away with gerrymandering the states legislative districts. Every 10 years, legislators redraw the boundary lines for voting districts. Gerrymandering is when the party in power draws those lines to favor its candidates. The result is often sprawling districts that can stretch across the state. The new district lines would use existing political and geographical boundaries that are supposed to be party-neutral. Leaders of the Florida Legislature oppose the measure, saying that the new districts will result in court battles. Another argument against it is that the new districts could water-down minority representation. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE III, SECTION 20 Standards For Legislature To Follow In Congressional Redistricting YES: Aims to create voting districts that dont favor any party NO: Keeps districting as it is. WHAT ITS ABOUT: The same as Amendment 5, except this pertains to U.S. Congressional districts. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31 Revision Of The Class Size Requirements For Public Schools YES: Would ease the class-size requirements for public schools. NO: Would keep class-size requirements approved by voters in 2002. WHAT ITS ABOUT: Voters approved a class-size amendment in 2002 that set mandatory caps on the number of students in classrooms. K through three, for example, were supposed to have no more than 18 students per classroom. The changes were to take effect this school year, but supporters of this amendment say the state and school districts cant afford the billions of dollars it would take to follow the law. The amendment would allow some leeway in how the rules are applied, letting some classes have a few more students above the mandated caps. The FEA, the largest teachers union in the state, opposes the measure. Compiled by Osvaldo Padilla, Voting day questions? 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Rou p as, A u.D. ce r d Thats all I expect from a pumpkin. Tom Nardone, creator of www. and author of Extreme Pumpkins and Extreme Pumpkins II, has other ideas. I just decided to take my power tools and carve some silly pumpkins, said Mr. Nardone, who used to live in a Detroit suburb, where people bussed their children in by the mini-van full to get their treats. His decidedly edgier pumpkin designs include pumpkins that are gobbling other, smaller pumpkins, some that are vomiting out their own guts and others spewing snot from their noses. One of his newest designs is a mullet head pumpkin, which is business in the front, party in the back. It became kind of a hit in the neighborhood, and I started a website about it, he said. I started to do appearances on TV and got a book deal and it snowballed from there. In his books he recommends a cache of tools for terror to help with more precise carving, things such as a jigsaw, a reciprocating saw, an electric drill, router and a traditional steak knife and spoon. (He also includes safety tips). Mr. Nardone, who lives with his family in Birmingham, Mich. (his oldest child is 5) and runs an Internet company the rest of the year, recommends a pumpkin that is taller than it is wide (to mimic the shape of a human head) and the bigger the better. They should be a caricature, they shouldnt be small, he said. He gets his pumpkins from a farm. If you get them from the store theyre always sort of perfect. I like them to be a little ugly, he said. He calls pumpkin carving, The last widespread craft project in the United States and insists that the lower brow, the better. They dont have to be good to be good. They dont have to be symmetric or precise to be fun. They just have to be a little silly. Speaking of silly: Volunteer Michelle McGovern said one customer at First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch last Saturday bought an extra large pumpkin to hollow out and use as a baby stroller. PUMPKINFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe pumpkin patch at North Naples United Methodist Church has something for everyone in the Halloween spirit. Fright Factory of Naples, featuring the House of Horrors and Fear Zone, is open from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 31 and from 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29 and 30 at 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Admission is $13 for one attraction or $24 for both. Bump in the Night for families takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 (sold out for Oct. 29) at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 2620304 or visit for reservations. The Little Bar in Goodland will have pumpkins for kids and adults to carve on the spot starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Live music will add to the fun. 394-5663. A costume contest sponsored by Pinnacle Vodka begins at 10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. More than $500 in cash and prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes. Costumed guests must sign up in person at Noodles no later than 11 p.m. 370-6577 or Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center holds Spooky Science Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Presentations and crafts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will have a Halloween theme. Children in costume who are accompanied by a paying adult receive free admission all day. 417-6310 or www. Miromar Outlets hosts a Halloween singles mingle and costume party at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Caf Italia. www. Bass Pro Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center will have trick-or-treating from 4-8 p.m. and a costume parade from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 29. The Marco Island YMCA is throwing a mini-carnival with games and prizes for children ages 5 and younger from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 29. A $5 donation per child is requested. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A25 SWFL'S Largest Craft Beer Selection on Tap! 34 Crafts! WE NOW HAVE 40 BEERS ON DRAFT (239) 435-9333 Visit website for calendar of events and menu 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. Open 7 Days 11a-2aMust be 21 years of age. Belgian Ales not included. Restrictions apply. Limit one per customer. Expires 10/31/10 Zombie Reggae Party Sunday Oct 31st No Way Jose Dead on Stage 8pm 2am Ice Luge, Jello Shots, Costume Contest, $$$$ Prizes!At Physicians Regional, were pleased to welcome Ronald Gooden, Au.D., board certified audiologist, to our team of specialists. With 40 years experience in audiologic care, Dr. Gooden joins the ENT team of board certified otolaryngologists at Physicians Regional Medical Group. Specializing in patients with hearing disorders, Dr. Gooden utilizes the latest in audiological and vestibular diagnostics to determine the most effective hearing treatment for each patients lifestyle. Naples eighth annual community Kristallnacht convocation takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Keynote speaker and Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum is the director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, refers to Nov. 9, 1938, the night the Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germanys Jews. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving shattered windowpanes carpeting German streets. The service will include an exhibit of artwork by students who have studied Holocaust history in Collier County middle and high schools. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Jewish Federation of Collier County at 263-4205. St. Agnes Church is at 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The life of Phyllis Warren, a longtime member of the Naples Music Club, will be celebrated by her friends from the Naples music community in a memorial recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The festive program will include compositions by Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Grieg, Rachmaninoff and Scott Joplin. Ms. Warren, an accomplished pianist and piano teacher who especially loved to play works written for two pianos, duets and double duos, coordinated the Naples Music Clubs student scholarship competition for many years. Among those performing in the recital will be young pianists Joseph Lang, winner of the Phyllis Warren Scholarship for high-school seniors, and Bennett Lanni, winner in the junior division. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Free-will donations for the Naples Music Club Scholarship Fund will be welcome. For more information, call Cathy Frecker at 430-4970. Avow Hospice invites anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet to attend the Rainbow Day remembrance service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at hospice headquarters, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. Hospice staff will deliver readings and will invite members from the audience to share their pet memories. For more information or to reserve a space, call Deb Jonsson at 649-3689. Avow Hospice also holds a pet grief and loss support group from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information or to speak to a grief counselor, call 2614404. St. Agnes Church hosts Kristallnacht convocationRecital will celebrate pianist Phyllis Warren Avow plans pet remembrance service

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Sure, the fifth-annual event, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 29, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 7, has all kinds of things for advanced paddlers open-water trips, 10-mile races, classes on rolling and recovery. But Im here to tell you this is not a serious kayak symposium. Its also designed for the timid tourist or the somewhat-getting-into-it Southwest Floridian. The complete, 10-day schedule can be overwhelming. So heres a lucky list of seven events to check out if youre a newbie, a novice or a not-quite-ready-to-getwet-yet kind of guy or gal. Great Outdoors Adventure Day at Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach. Twenty vendors (nonprofits and outfitter/gear types) will gather in one spot with demos to try, short guided trips and also nature-based activities for when youve had your kayaking fill (think offroad cycling and guided walks). Theres even live music. Mark your calendar: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Imperial River Challenge at RiverFest, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. This race on the sinuous and clearwater river is the shortest the festival offers. Its scenic, wooded and has a staggered start so you dont even have to feel as if anyone is looking at you as you try your first competitive event. Plus its followed by festivities, music and a fish fry. Mark your calendar: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Paddle with an Olympian at Centennial Park, Fort Myers. One of Americas finest paddlers, Norm Bellingham, is welcoming novices and fanatics alike to this River District fundraiser for the new Art of the Olympians Museum. Mark your calendar: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Florida Paddling Trails Association annual picnic at San Carlos RV Resort Fort Myers Beach. This is a laid-back place to meet other kayakers of all abilities and try out paddlecraft such as the trendy stand-up paddleboards. You can attend a class called How to Buy the Right Kayak for You, hear author Warren Richey speak or watch performance kayaking like synchronized swimming and ice-skating in kayaks and canoes. Mark your calendar: 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Paddlers reception and program at Hilton Garden Inn south Fort Myers. Avid kayaker Terri Krass annually has the crowd chuckling as she presents How to Pack Your Kayak for Camping. Even if you never plan to paddle and pitch a tent, this is like Comedy Central mixed with common sense. West Marine has gadgets there for you to checkout, too. Mark your calendar: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. Bluegrass for a Blueway at Matlacha Park. The McIltrot Brothers band returns as does Taste of Matlacha, featuring a halfdozen local restaurants. Plus three outfitters will have kayaks for you to try. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Mark your calendar: 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Lucky 7th option: Go with an outfitter A comprehensive list is easily found at or in the festival program. Outfitters offer everything from guided ghost tours and nature trips to geocaching clinics and Eskimo rolling classes. If youve stuck with me this far but nothing fancies you yet, here are seven other events that could tilt your tilt-o-meter: For the history buff: Visions of the Past guided walk program at Matanzas Pass Preserve, Oct. 30. For the trash picker-upper: Monofilament Madness on Fort Myers Beach and St. James City, Oct. 31. For the gadget geek: Geocaching at Port Sanibel Marina Oct. 31 or the Resort at Marina Village Nov. 7. For the nature lover: National Estuaries Day at Bunche Beach, Nov. 6 For the gardener: Yard Blues Landscape Walk at Pine Island library, Nov. 6 For the shutterbug: Kayaking to Photograph Floridas Wild Places at Matlacha Park, Nov. 6 For the angler: Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament, Nov. 5-6 Get complete festival details at www. Betsy Clayton is a freelancer based on Pine Island and also is Lee County Parks & Recreations waterways coordinator. Contact her at boatingbybetsy@ betsyCLAYTON Seven events anyone can enjoy at the Calusa Blueway Paddling FestivalLEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION / COURTESY PHOTOThe upcoming Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival offers novices opportunities.

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petAdoption fees are $85 for dogs and $60 for cats and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. To adopt any of the above pets and to see others that are available, visit Collier County Domestic Animal Services from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples. 252-7387 or >> Cinderella is a sweet and friendly basset hound mix whos about 3 years old. Shes good on a leash and needs to live in a loving home.>> Doc is a cut, fun cairn terrier mix whos about 3 years old. He is good on a leash and needs to share his heart full of love. >> Gordon is an affectionate little guy whos about 4 months old and seems to get along with everyone.>> Patty is about 2 months old. Adorable, sweet and gentle, she loves to be held and cuddled. She gets along well with other cats. 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As long as you keep up your end of the bargain and keep the litter box clean and safe, you have a good chance the good behavior will become permanent.If you just cant seem to get the problem resolved, ask your veterinarian for a referral to a veterinary behaviorist. These veterinarians are skilled in behavioral problem-solving and are able to prescribe medications that may make the difference during the retraining period. BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickCat potty problems seem worse during the winterIf your cat checks out fine, you need to make sure that everything about the box is to your cats liking. The second rule of solving a litter box problem: If the cat isnt happy, no one will be happy. Heres what to look for: Cleanliness. Cats are fastidious animals, and if the litter box is dirty, they look elsewhere for a place to go. Clean the box frequently twice a day at least and make sure its completely scrubbed clean and aired out on a weekly basis. Having an additional litter box may help, too. (Multiple litter boxes are recommended for multicat households, since many cats simply will not share.) Box type and filler. Many choices people make to suit their own tastes conflict with the cats sense of whats agreeable. A covered box may seem more pleasing to you, but your cat may think its pretty rank inside, or scary. Likewise, scented litters may make you think the box smells fine, but your cat may disagree not only is the box dirty, he reasons, but it also When the weather turns colder and houses close up for warmth, every little thing starts to annoy us. Like the smell of the litter box, or (worse) the smell of a cat whos not using the litter box at all. But dont blame the cat. If your cat is hit-or-miss where the litter box is concerned, chances are the choices youve made factor into the problem. After all, your cat really isnt asking for anything more than you would when it comes to a bathroom. All thats required for most cats is that the litter box be clean, quiet and offer no surprises. The first step in solving a litter box problem is to make sure its not a medical condition and that means a trip to your veterinarian for a complete workup. Urinary-tract infections and diseases such as diabetes make consistent litter box use impossible for even the most well-intentioned cat. You cannot hope to get your cat using the box again until any health issues have been resolved.PET TALES Hitting the box


146 individuals dedicated to childrens health careThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. More than 5,000 children were admitted last year. 101-bed hospital specialized medical programs: neonatal neurodevelopment follow-up, medical day care, cystic brosis, neurobehavioral, cancer, sickle cell, neuroscience center, and cancer counseling center of the top 3 ranked neonatal intensive care units in Florida 56 fellowship trained pediatric specialists 6 certied child life specialists 2 certied pediatric pharmacists 1 certied music therapist 1 certied full-time school teacher For more information, call 239-433-7799 or visit of the Florida Association of Childrens Hospitals Member of the National Association of Childrens HospitalsAnd, our numbers are growing!The Childrens Hospital is opening a specialty clinic in Naples in January 2011. Quality Counts at Your Childrens Hospital

PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING A recent weekend activity with Cerner, our health information partner, brought another major upgrade in our information systems and an important takeaway: NCH has a strong culture of learning. We adapt well and know that we must change for the better as our environment changes. An upgrade of computer code undertaken last spring prepared us for the recent sequel. These are steps toward a totally integrated electronic medical record and paperless environment. The ultimate goal is to simplify and improve documentation, which will make patient care even better. But this is a journey, and each technological upgrade is a step along that path. As I saw firsthand, successful changes of this magnitude require both enormous preparation (focusing on education for users) and vigorous testing of code (to make sure nothing is lost in the transformation). Late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, I was particularly pleased to see how adaptable and engaged everyone was. Carly Roudebush, our 4N unit secretary, was on the case, sharing her computer savvy. Clinical IT specialist Carol Breen, R.N., bustled from location to location, answering questions everywhere she went. As issues surfaced, which always happens with monumental change, the combined Cerner team flown in from around the county along with our full-time, in-town IT folks, solved problems and referred suggestions to our newly formed nursing shared governance committee on information technology. On Sunday afternoon, CNO Michele Thoman, who had monitored developments overnight, e-mailed the following: Overall, we are doing very well with the transition to the new power chart. Spirits are high. They appreciate the IT support and at North Naples commented they have never had such high support before. Positive comments from R.N.s on the new med list and ability to enter in-home meds much improved from old system. We also adapted recently to unexpected change and excitement brought on by an electrical fire behind the main electrical distribution panels on the downtown campus. An investigation to determine the cause is still under way, but the good news is that no one was ever in danger, no patients were inconvenienced or moved, and our three backup emergency power generators kicked in seamlessly. The Naples and North Naples fire departments responded beautifully. Over the next few days, we did have some transient outages in non-critical areas as we reconnected to Florida Power & Light. Facilities engineer Walter Tester brought in a fourth generator as an additional spare. FPL is now supplying about 52 percent of our normal power, so we will keep the diesel generators running. They are similar to locomotive engines and can run almost forever. Both NCH campuses have full backup for every electrical function for an almost unlimited time. Living in a hurricane region, we think this is essential for proper care of our patients. Most hospitals have nothing close to this generating capacity typically, just enough to support vital functions such as completing surgery or operating elevators. Our environment is always changing, and in a learning culture, our people are always improving. And as you can see, the tools we use to support quality care and superior safety range from information technology to diesel generators. Finally, on a sad note, we have lost a long-time friend and colleague, Sally Sitta. As director of volunteers for 25 years and in later years as vice president and special assistant to the president, Ms. Sitta touched many lives in many, many ways. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Experience proves successful change requires enormous preparation At kd t iiti th allenWEISS Mental health center needs volunteer proxies, guardiansThe David Lawrence Center needs volunteers to serve as health-care proxies and guardian advocates for clients who need outside advocacy and representation. These services are provided under the provisions of the Florida Mental Health Act, Chapter 394. A guardian advocate makes decisions for a person who has been determined incompetent to consent to his or her own mental-health treatment. Health-care proxies must be qualified clinical social workers. Proxies provide substitute judgment on the behalf of individuals deemed unable to provide express and informed consent. All qualified candidates that must complete formal training and will be included in the centers Baker Act Volunteer Program. To learn more, call 455-8500. Hospital sponsors free seminarsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free seminars, all taking place at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge: Skin Cancer: What You Should Know, presented by dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Robert Tomsick from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3; Living with Knee Pain? Discover Robotic Arm Surgery, presented by Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3; Why Does My Back Hurt and What Can I Do to Fix It? presented by neurosurgeon Rick Bhasin from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 348-4180. STRAIGHT TALK The Florida Department of Health and Area Health Education Centers present free classes to help Collier County smokers kick the habit. Participants meet once a week for six weeks to learn techniques for managing their tobacco addiction and preventing a relapse; some might be eligible for free Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches, gums or lozenges. The class also addresses the health benefits of quitting, some of which become evident within minutes of the last puff. The next smoking cessation class begins Thursday, Oct. 28, and will meet from 5-6 p.m. at Tamiami Ford, 1471 Airport Pulling Road. For those who resolve to stop smoking in the New Year, another six-week class begins Tuesday, Jan. 4, and will meet from 5:306:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Health Clinic, 121 Goodlette Frank Road S. The FDOH also offers the toll-free Quit Line (877) U-CAN-NOW or (877) 8226669) telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling in English and Spanish. For more information or to register, call Eliseo Rangel at 989-9809. Classes can help when its time tokick the habit AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS / COURTESY IMAGE


HEALTH BRIEFSNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS A33 November 2-5, 2010 OTI 510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for ConstructionNovember 8-10, 2010 OTI 502 Trainer Update Course for Construction January 18-21, 2010 OTI 500 Trainer Course for Construction April 4-6, 2011 OTI 503 Trainer Update Course for General IndustryJanuary 24-26, 2011 OTI 502 Trainer Update Course for ConstructionMarch 1-4, 2011 OTI 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General IndustryMay 16-19, 2011 OTI 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry Hazelden Florida holds regular info sessionsHazelden Florida holds free informational meetings for those who want to learn more about addiction, intervention, assessment and treatment programs offered by the facility. Sessions take place at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at 950 Sixth Ave. N. For details, call (800) 522-3383. Step out for pancreatic cancer researchHelp further research against pancreatic cancer by joining PanCreate Hope Naples 2010, a 2-mile walk on Saturday morning, Nov. 6, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the walk steps our at 8:15 a.m. This is a first-time event for PanCreate Hope in Naples. To register or make a donation, visit and click on PanCreate Hope. For more information, call Cristina LaGrasta of the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Junior Volunteer Advisory Group for Southwest Florida at 877-2260. Listen up All year long For each sale of a pink Sonic Innovations Touch hearing air, Naples audiologist April Royan of Decibels Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, 3000 Immokalee Road, will make a donation to Cancer Awareness of Naples. 593-5327 or Drink Pink All month long Decanted Wine & Beer 1410 Pine Ridge Road Decanted is donating to Bosom Buddies a portion of the proceeds from all pink wine sales in October. Third Street South Goes Pink All month long Third Street South, Naples Retailers and restaurants sponsor various pink promotions to raise awareness and fund for the Garden of Hope & Courage and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-SWF Affiliate. $99 Mammograms for the Uninsured All month long Bonita Community Health Center Info: 949-1050. Paintings for Pink 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 Gardner Colby Gallery 386 Broad Ave. S. Enjoy a pink raffle of items from Philip Douglas Salon and Sweet Charity Events, along with an exhibit of new paintings by the gallerys artists, who will donate a portion of sales to Susan G. Komen-SWF Affiliate and the Garden of Hope & Courage. Info: 821-3214. Think Pink NIA clas s 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Beyond Motion 11985 Tamiami Trail N. Make a donation of your choosing to benefit Susan G. Komen-SWF Affiliate and take part in this Neuromuscular Integrative Action class that combines dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. The gentle movements are designed for breast cancer patients who are in treatment or recovery. Info: 254-9300. Broadway and Beyond 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 Verona Walk, Naples The Troubadours of The Bach Ensemble present Broadway and Beyond followed by a dessert reception and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen-SWF Affiliate. Tickets: $20. Info: 774-0026. In the Pink rally workshop Noon Friday, Nov. 12 Vasari Country Club, Bonita Springs Interested in hosting a Rally for the Cure in your community? Learn how at this workshop and luncheon. Reservations: Call Phyllis Miller at 566-3356. Info: www.rallyforthecure. com. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH COURTESY PHOTO Stacey Cannington at Bowl for the Cure at the Beacon Bowl. See more photos from Breast Cancer Awareness Month events on pages C28 29.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS A35 named Ole Worm created his own cabinet of curiosities. You might be familiar with him as Olaus Wormius, the name used by H.P. Lovecraft as the author of the fictional grimoire Necronomicon. Lovecraft was so convincing in his citation of this text that the spoof spread to rare book listings, the Yale card catalogue, and the knockoff books published later with that title. The real Ole Worm is an excellent example of transition, straddling the line between pre-modern and modern. In an efficiently modern manner, he re butted the exist ence of unicorns, and said that the de facto horns were those of narwhal. But then he proceeded to prove the magical healing powers versus poisons once attributed to unicorn horns to be true of narwhal horns. No loss of the baby in this bath water. There is another sort of transition: This is the shortest but most difficult phase of the first stage of labor. The stronger and longer contractions of this birthing phase function to complete the dilation of the cervix. The mother experiences increased body heat, trembling, belching and disorientation. But most importantly, she must consciously struggle against the desire to push prematurely. The urge to push the baby out at this point, to hurry the process to completion, is overwhelming. Wouldnt you think Im the girl, the girl who has everything? Look at this trove: Treasures untold.... How many wonders can one cavern hold? ...Ready to know what the people know Ask em my questions and get some answers... Whats a fire and why does it whats the word Burn? Wouldnt I love, love to explore, that world up above? Part of Your World, The Little MermaidIn the time of the labor pains of the modern world some might call this the Renaissance there came into being an amazing phenomenon, the Wunderkammer, or Wonder-Room. It could be as big as a breadbox or as large as a room. Tiny or big, it was a collection of curiosities. One might find preserved animals, horns, skeletons, minerals or man-made objects either very small or very fine. And true to its transitional nature between Medieval and Modern, one might also find mythical objects, either posited or debunked. In the early 17th century BCE, a physician specializing in embryology MUSINGS n o m b o n Rx Can of Wormsthew 6: 21). In Egyptian mythology, at the time of the birth that is death the heart of soul is weighed in the balance against the unbearably light truth feather of Maat. It is not clear from the Egyptian Book of the Dead whether it is better for the heart to be heavier or lighter than the feather. Aristotle chose the heart as heavier than the brain as the seat of thought, reason and emotion. The shape we associate with heart has little correspondence with the actual shape of the human heart. Instead we find this shape in the seed of the selphium plant, an herb used by the ancients as a contraceptive. And we also find the heart shape in a body organ of 0.1 percent of women in America: The bicornate uterus is a genetic anomaly in which the uterus has two upper horns, causing it to look like a perfect Valentine heart. Transitions are treasures. Transitions are cans of worms. Good bait; good switch. And impossible to re-close. The matter of the heart: Pandoras Box is yaw and maw. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. r o o n t ext b ook e an d later xce ld lin g an d d ern e nce de h al. o ve s us o rn r ns. bath t of Eg y i t is o r li g h A r is than t h r e a s on Th e h as l i tt al sha p I nst e of the th e an w e a l o rga n Am e g e ne h as look But the womb is not completely open and clear; and, she must pant her way through the waiting. After the waiting there is emergence of treasure. If pirates know little of babies, they know much about treasure, buried, like fetuses, in the depths of the sea, in chests locked and loaded. Waiting for finding in earths under waters, transitionally guarded, perhaps, by mischievous rainbow serpents. Perhaps the Christian New Testament says it best: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Mat-


239-707-2938 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 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 BathroomsASHBURY1,232 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 BathroomsBROOKSIDE


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONOCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 WEEK at-a-glanceLet the season beginGulf Coast Venture Forum starts up, and more business gatherings. B7-8 The Fool knowsTrying to time the market is generally futile. B6 Good spiritsCelebrities once called these houses home. B9 Naples Jet Center, a provider of aircraft service, charter and management as well as new and used aircraft sales, is cleared for takeoff with a major expansion in staffing. The company will hire up to 14 full-time and part-time additional employees for it Naples location in response to increased service demand level and sales growth. Recruiting efforts will begin immediately and hiring will continue through the first quarter of 2011, according to a press release. The majority of positions will be filled by aircraft technicians, although growth is planned in sales and management staff as well. Due to increased Embraer Phenom aircraft operational opportunities, additional pilots will also be recruited. In addition to its market leadership in Twin Commander turboprop sales and service, since opening in September 2007 the Naples Jet Center has grown by supporting the jet maintenance and service of national fractional providers and transient aircraft. The companys Indianapolis location, Eagle Creek Aviation Services Inc., serves as an Embraer Phenom Authorized Service Center. This increase in staffing will help us keep up with Employee numbers on the way up at Naples Jet CenterSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Most of the new jobs will be technician positions. SEE JET CENTER, B4 Back when sex was safe, kayaking used to be dangerous, the old-timers say but now everythings changed. Now you can sit eyeball-to-eyeball or bellybutton-to-brine with the sea or estuary as safely as you can sit in your living room. Provided you do one thing: If people just wear their life jackets thats the primary aspect of safety in kayaking, plain and simple, explains Chris Boland, a Level III kayak instructor (comfortable in 12-foot waves of the North Atlantic variety) and owner of the Naples Kayak Company. That, and if you can get back in a boat emptied of water should you fall out a talent easily acquired with some simple instruction and practice, but better not learned on the job, suggests Cynthia Gilbert, owner of Kayak Southwest Florida based at Lovers Key State Park. Ms. Gilbert, who guides annual kayak trips to the remote Alaskan wilderness, also owns a 10-year-old Chicago-based kayaking company, but shes phasing that out because her teaching and guiding business here in Southwest Florida has become so robust, she says. A rapidly growing number of companies flourish by selling or renting kayaks, as do a host of county, state and federal preserves or parks, such as Rookery Bay National Estuarine Preserve in Collier County and Manatee Park in Lee. Many offer instruction or guidance ranging from a beginners morning lesson for less than $50 to a 10-day backcountry adventure in Everglades National Park. The rental places can make a lot of money, says Ms. Gilbert. As for selling kayaks, We dont sell them, says Mr. Boland, whose Naples store offers boats ranging from $400 to more than $4,000. They sell themselves, all day long. We just help people choose the right kayak.Keep it simpleWhat such businesses sell in addition to instruction, tours or equipment, is simplicity itself: relatively low overhead costs, especially to beginners, and a feast for the senses.SEE KAYAKING, B4 Paddling businesses make wavesSelling simplicityBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ We dont sell tlhem. They sell themselves, all day long. We just help people choose the right kayak. Chris Boland, Naples Kayak Co.COURTESY PHOTOKayakers set out on a quiet adventure through the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reseach Reserve. Company to add more than a dozen positionsCOURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 MONEY & INVESTINGHunting for travel deals puts extra money in your pocketTravel is expensive. Two critical and large items for which people have to manage and budget are airfare and hotel costs. The Internet efficiently delivers a multitude of pricing options for hotels and flights. The problem is that there are so many sites to review and there is then the task of assimilating the information in order to make a decision. Not all discount travel sites are created equal. Some sites touting exceptional pricing may actually offer pricing that is two times more expensive than another site. Having worked the travel expense problem many times, I have developed a sequence of steps to find the best flights and hotels. Airfare dealsFirst, I do have to know where I am going and for how long. Before even thinking about hotel accommodations, I book my flights. One of the first considerations is how much luggage I need to bring. Luggage charges vary greatly from airline to airline. Frequent travelers know that Southwest Airlines does not charge for two checked bags; some airlines allow one checked bag (such as Jet Blue) and some require payment for any checked bag. Theres one airline that charges for any overhead bag larger than a pocketbook or knapsack. (After including the cost of an overhead bag and a checked bag, Spirit Airlines is not often that cheap.) The second thing I do is to run a search for flights on I post my travel dates and the search often generates as many as 100 air options. I record the names of the two to three airlines with the lowest costs and I then go to the Internet sites for these airlines to see if they are offering additional travel times and even cheaper fares available only on tits sites. I will also check the Internet sites of several airlines that do not post fares on Kayak, including Southwest Airlines you need to go to their site directly. Based upon all that information, I sort the cheapest fares and add to those fares the luggage costs. At this point, I am comparing apples to apples and I feel more comfortable in my purchase. Advance flight purchases save a lot of money. If my plans are definitive (e.g. holidays), I take advantage of lower advance fares. To the extent that Southwests fares are in the ballpark with other discount advance purchase fares, I will book on Southwest as the airline allows cancellation or changing flights without a penalty. Avoiding a $150 flight change fee can be very big savings and most jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA airlines do have a hefty penalty. Hotel dealsPricing hotels is a bit more challenging. My process is to first check several sites: Insanely Cheap Flights, Easy Click Travel and Priceline. Each site has somewhat comparable rates but generally has its own special: a rate on one or two hotels that is much lower than what the other sites offer. With most of these sites, the purchase is final and not refundable or not to be credited to another hotel room, so I measure many times before I cut once. If youre going to a big city where there are hundreds of hotels, refine the search by neighborhood. Try to whittle the selection down to about four to five hotels. Now, knowing the range of prices offered for the hotels and knowing many of the names, I look on the website for Hotwire and Name Your Own Price on Priceline. Hotwire offers exceptional deals but does not reveal the name of the hotel until you have bought the room. In the four-star category, there is not much risk. There is much greater range of quality in the twoand three-star groups. I look for a special in the four-star group that is half the standard pricing quoted by other Internet sites. For example, if the average four-star in New York City for a weekend night is $320, I am looking for a four-star special in the $150 to $200 range. The final step is to go to the section within Priceline where you bid on a room: Name Your Own Price. You can choose what you will bid. Most start off with a bid around 50 percent of their shown retail. If the bid is rejected, you have to expand your area and/or your star level before you can resubmit. Unlike air travel, I try not to book until the week before my stay, unless it is a major holiday week, as prices seem to get better and better as the date approaches. If I am choosing a hotel for which the name is known, I will call the hotel and check to see if they have comparable prices under reservation and to see if they have any construction in progress. I havent found the best pricing by bidding or buying the name withheld. Sometimes the special rate for a named and known hotel is beyond compelling. If it seems to be as good as what I can get on a half-off Priceline bid. I take the hotel offer quickly; outstanding hotel deals do not last long. I have stayed in plenty of four-star hotels in major cities for $75 a night, and you can too. One word of caution: If you start to spend hours invested in this project, it is no longer a price-efficient exercise, but it can become a fun hobby. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 With the opening of a 40,000-squarefoot research facility in southern Lee County, Algenol Biofuels took a key step in its development plan to eventually produce billions of gallons of ethanol. Most of the ethanol will be sold for transportation fuel at a cost that will make it competitive with petroleum, according to founder and CEO Paul Woods. Some will be used to make plastics. A 36-acre field by the new research buildings will be a scaled-down replica of the much larger ethanol production plants the company plans to open in the United States and eventually overseas. Mr. Woods, who appears every bit the modern day alt-fuel Messiah with his shoulder-length blonde hair, described the unveiling of the new facility last Tuesday as sort of the beginning of the end of the companys early growth. What youre going to see here is the beginning of commercialization (for Algenol), he said. This is really a massive transition. No stranger to the fuel industry, Mr. Woods ran Alliance Gas Management from 1989-1999. In 1997 he founded and was chief at United Gas Management, from which he retired when he sold the company in 2000. The Canadian-born Mr. Woods developed a method of making ethanol with algae in 1984 after studying biology at the University of Western Ontario. Algenol wasnt founded until 2006, by which time higher oil prices made it viable. The company uses strains of hybrid algae, which it develops, with saltwater and carbon dioxide. The mixture goes in a high-tech plastic bottle, and the suns energy turns it into ethanol. Supporters of Algenol, which has headquarters in Bonita Springs, say the development will create and attract local jobs in the biotech industry and support a more diverse economy. Those were the primary reasons Lee County offered Algenol an incentive to the tune of $10 million. (Lee County Commissioners Brian Bigelow and Frank Mann voted against giving it that much, saying the company wouldnt create enough jobs to warrant that amount.) Algenol currently employs 100 people, of whom 67 live in the area. It has great prospects, said Jim Moore, executive director of Lee Countys Economic Development Office. Lee County Commission Chairwoman Tammy Hall and Commissioner Ray Judah voted in favor of giving the company $10 million for its development, as did the late Commissioner Bob Janes. This was a very challenging decision our board made, but it was the right decision, Ms. Hall said at a ribboncutting ceremony for the new building last Tuesday. She attended along with Mr. Judah and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack. In separate speeches, they touched on the theme that bio-tech companies like Algenol will provide crucial stability in a local economy too long reliant on tourism, construction and agriculture. Mr. Woods also outlined Algenols broader ambitions, which include reducing the carbon footprint created by fuel production, and improving national security by lessening Americans dependence on foreign oil. From a security perspective, its huge, Rep. Mack said. Algenol partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University to create educational opportunities such as internships. CEO Mr. Woods and co-founder Craig Smith, president and Chief Operating Officer, led the politicians and a group of media representatives on a tour as part of the ribbon-cutting event. In a bright white grow room lined with metal shelving sat bottles of green liquid: algae, saltwater and carbon dioxide. A computer in the room linked to a Brobdingnagian air-and-heating system upstairs controlled the rooms climate. These rooms can completely emulate any region on earth, Mr. Woods said. The 36-acre field by the research buildings, to be used as a small-scale refinery, will be filled with the companys high-tech plastic bottles. A fullscale ethanol plant might produce 100 million to 1 billion gallons per year. We believe the direct-to-ethanol process could allow the U.S. government to make as much as 40 to 50 billion gallons every year, the companys website reads. But it could be costly for a filling station to sell gasoline with more ethanol in it. Algenol estimates the price for a corner station to convert to higher ethanol blends at $40,000. Selling points include that the Algenol method doesnt use farmland or food, and uses only one gallon of water per gallon of ethanol produced, or about half the water it takes to make gasoline. Algenol also received a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build an ethanol refinery and for further research. Bonita-based refinery Algenol unveiledBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ COURTESY PHOTOCEO Paul Woods (second from the left) cuts the ribbon at Algenol with local dignitaries. Kayaking lets you explore areas you cant otherwise, Ms. Gilbert says. Your center of gravity is low youre below the waterline, it gives you the feeling of being in the water rather than on top. You feel connected, you feel youre part of the environment, and you dont feel that if youre just plowing through it. You can see it, smell it, taste it. Those words come from a woman who once made a great deal of money as a futures broker in Chicago and New York, she says just as Mr. Boland once earned a high-end salary on the management side of health care in what he characterizes as the dark side of medicine. Their stories are similar and familiar to kayak entrepreneurs: Each grew tired of the profit-oriented working world and walked away from it (I kind of fired myself, Ms. Gilbert notes). Both now 44 years old, Mr. Boland and Ms. Gilbert have been in the paddling business here since 2004, and both insist they will spend the rest of their much happier lives on the water and in the wilderness, with like-minded people. Theyre not the only ones who feel strongly about the sport, or business. A multitude of businesses, kayaking clubs, nonprofit and government agency experts not to mention a few thousand lovers of the silent and remote in water sports will take part in the weeklong Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The festival suggests just how muscular and profitable the business of kayaks has become up and down the coast in recent years. Many participants come from out of state for the rendezvous of sorts that draws kayakers and canoers and even those who ply the waters standing upright, on paddleboards. Were highlighting the patchwork quilt of networks that exist here for people who like to be in the water without an engine, says Betsy Clayton, Lee Countys waterways coordinator for the Department of Parks and Recreation (Ms. Clayton contributes periodically to Florida Weekly). Mike Devlin, for example, co-founded the Paradise Coast Paddlers Club based in Naples, with Mr. Boland. He manufactures a skin-on-frame kayak kit based on traditional construction, but with ballistic nylon instead of a sealskin exterior. Theres also Stefan Kuenzel, a German-fluent mobile outfitter who delivers kayaks to the customers preferred put-in spot and then retrieves paddler and boat at the end of the adventure, wherever that is. Mr. Kuenzel also serves as a guide and has a line on kids equipment and specialty accessories (including motors for kayaks, which is anathema to purists). The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival includes guided trips, club paddles, instruction from the most experienced kayakers how to roll and recover, how to put your kayak on top of your car by yourself, for example canoe and kayak races, a catch-and-release fishing tournament, boat and equipment sales, parties, clean-up efforts along waterways and even scheduled paddles with Olympians. Ms. Gilbert will offer classes especially for women. The sport favors women, she says, because its almost all technique, not strength. With a kayak, you can not only keep up with men, but do better than men. Festival basicsCheck out the entire festival schedule at The brochure and the event itself is a paradox of sorts, suggests Ms. Clayton. Most kayakers enjoy kayaking to get away from other people, she explains. I saw a T-shirt not long ago that said, I Paddle To Get Away From You People. So we have that mindset, and yet were (hosting) a festival providing people the opportunity to get together and then paddle away from each other. growing demand for our aviation services, says CEO Matt Hagans. has exceeded our expectations, and we are projecting further growth in all our business units and locations in 2011 and beyond. We have great business relationships with Cessna, Embraer, Honeywell, Twin Commander and others who have allowed us to offer an attractive product and service mix in this challenging market, Mr. Hagans says. Our service center pipeline is full, and we have several promising projects pending. We expect to attract the most talented personnel to join us in meeting the growing demand for our services, he adds. (The companys reappointment by the Venezuelan government as an approved aircraft repair station will allow Naples Jet Center to fill a growing need for maintenance for those aircraft as well. A division of Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Naples Jet Center is a fixed-base operator at Naples Municipal Airport. It is an FAAand Venezuelan-approved repair station. Eagle Creek Aviation Services also operates in Indianapolis, Ind. (Eagle Creek Aviation, Indy Jet Center), and Seattle, Wash. (American Avionics). For more information about career opportunities available, visit www. KAYAKINGFrom page 1JET CENTERFrom page 1


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. Naples Beach Hotel earns gold for going greenThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the Green to Gold Award from the Economic Development Council of Collier County for best exemplifying green leadership through advocating sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the natural environment. The 319-room resort, a certified participant in Floridas Green Lodging Program, incorporates an array of environmentally friendly initiatives into its operation, including a comprehensive recycling program, a energy-saving lighting and air-conditioning; green cleaning products and an advanced hydro-grid watering system.Chamber welcomes 26 new membersThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in September: Allergy, Asthma, Sinus and Immunology Center; Bank of America; Coast to Coast Publishing Group (Delray Beach); Extra Ordinary Image; Fifth Third Bank (six locations); Gallery O; Gap Financial Counseling; GrayRobinson, P.A.; Harris Private Bank; HealthyFITT LLC; Innovative Food Holdings Inc.; Mike Horn Family Insurance; Naples Executive Suites; Party To Go Rentals (Marco Island); Professional Writing Services; Quail Creek Country Club; Regions Bank (three locations); Southwest Florida Ballet Inc.; and Tamara K. Robison, DDS. Nawthorn Suites of Naples named Hotel of the YearHawthorn Suites of Naples has been named 2010 Hotel of the Year by the Wyndham Hotel Group. The award recognizes outstanding scores in numerous areas, including customer service, attitude and overall performance. With its 82 newly renovated guest accommodations, the Hawthorn Suites of Naples provides pillowtop beds, state-of-the-art electronics, complimentary hot breakfast buffet and a managers reception with beer, wine and appetizers. BUSINESS BRIEFS ON THE MOVE Arts & Antiques Frank Russen has joined the staff of International Fine Art Expositions as associate director of the Naples International Art & Antique Fair, which will take place in February at the Naples International Pavilion. Mr. Russen has served as gallery director at The Englishman Fine Art & Antique Gallery and Galerie de Soleil in Naples; at Kensington Stobart Galleries in Naples and Pittsburgh, Penn.; and at the Henry Koerner Estate in Pittsburg, Penn. He is also the founder and chairman of Painting My Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that benefits Collier County children who are battling cancer, and serves as managing art consultant for the Naples International Film Festival. Awards & Recognitions Dick Botthof, vice chairman of Naples Trust Company, has been named 2010 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for the Economic Development Council of Collier County in recognition of inspiring leadership and that champions the free enterprise system. Mr. Botthof has served twice as chairman of the board for the Economic Development Foundation and currently serves as an ex officio member of the board. Board Appointments The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest chapter has the following new board members for 2011: W. Scott Anderson, president; Robert Massengale, vice president; Brad Schiffer, treasurer; Claude Pullen, secretary; Joyce Owens, state director/immediate past president; Carlos Urzola and Keith Gilbert, state directors; and Amy Nowacki and Victor Latavish, directors-at-large. The Education Foundation of Collier County announces its board of directors and officers for 2010-11: Kaleigh Grover, chair; Dianne MayberryHatt, chair-elect; Greg Hunter, treasurer; Trish Biebricher, secretary; Claudine Lger-Wetzel, immediate past chair; Susan McManus, president; and Helen Athan, Linda Flewelling, Susan Healy, Clark Hill, Jim Hoppensteadt, Alan Horton, Alan Korest, Debbie Landreth, Greg Pasanen, Kevin Rooney, Ann Rowe, Julie Sprague, Dennis Thompson, Trudy Weisberg and Erik Zimmer. Nonpro t Organizations Clay Cone has been named executive director of the Park Shore Association, which represents more than 1,400 residents of the Park Shore neighborhood. Mr. Cone is the founder and president of Cone Communications Company. He previously served as senior vice president for TIB Financial Corp. and as vice president and director of corporate communications for the former First National Bank of Florida. Prior to his career in banking, he was an awardwinning senior business writer for the Naples Daily News. He earned his bachelors degree in journalism from Indiana University. His community involvement includes serving on the advisory board for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Hall of Fame and as president of the Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier. Sales Amy Sedlacek has joined Norman Love Confections as corporate sales manager, effective Jan 3. Ms. Sedlacek has anchored televisions FOX 4 Rising since its inception five years ago. She is a graduate of Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Her community involvement includes the PACE Center for Girls and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. BOTTHOF CONE SEDLACEK RUSSEN COURTESY PHOTONaples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce meets for Business After Five from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Erins Isle. Visit 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. David Longfield Smith facilitates. Attendance is limited to 30. RSVP to 394-7549. The Christian Chamber of SWF sponsors a Global Economic Update with James Sweeney of Credit Suisse from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at The Club at Pelican Bay. For more information, call 481-1411. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts an advanced networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Park Shore Resort, 600 Neapolitan Way. Cost is $15 for chamber members. Reservations required by Nov. 3. Register at The Remodelers Council of the Collier Building Industry Association holds its next member mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Wilson Lighting, 2465 Trade Center Way. Cost is $15. Sign up at or call 436-6100. The Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the PGA Tour Superstore, 2135 Tamiami Trail N. Admission is free. RSVP to The CBIA holds its annual general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Olde Cypress Country Club, 7185 Treeline Drive. $10 admission includes appetizers and one drink ticket. RSVP required by Nov. 5. Call 436-6100 or visit The Collier County Bar Association holds its monthly membership meeting at noon Friday, Nov. 12, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trail N. 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Check out our Fall Inventory!Check out our Fall inventory, with many units loaded with up to $20,000 in options and upgrades. All priced to Go! Find the residence that best suits your life style, and for a limit ed time, take $10,000 off in designer options and upgrades or towards closing costs.North Naples Farmers Market at the Ol Amphitheatre Satur day, October 30th, 2:00-5:00pmBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVEL OPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A D EVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. (239) 793-2100 | www.lely-resort.comDirections: I-75 to exit 101, go west. Right on Grand Lely Drive. 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 Get the nest, most recently harvested produce and products at Ols rst-ever Farmers Market! Bring the family, grab a bite to eat and take in the music and outdoors while you do your weekly shopping and support our local economy. Theres no place like home-grown! While youre here, tour all 6 of Ols luxurious models and experience our affordably priced, unbeatably lifestyled community. Brought to you by the Builder of the Year in the Community of the Year.Go Local.Sales Center Open Daily San Clemente #1703 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath Santa Clemente #1103 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath San Pablo B #1104 3 Bedrooms, 2 BathSan Pablo #1402 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath Santa Monica #1603 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathSanta Isabella #1801 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathSanta Maria #1804 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Santa Ana End #1105 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathSanta Cruz #1602 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Santa Monica #1806 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathSan Pablo #1704 3 Bedrooms, 2 BathSanta Clarita #1101 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Cordova #1201 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Carmel #403 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathCapistrano #1502 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BathCapistrano #402 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Flats Townhomes Casitas


WEEK OF OCT. 28-NOV. 3, 2010 B13 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed.$809 per month* $159,500 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest per month* $29,900 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course. per month* $499,900 per month*, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage $25,000 DOWN PAYMENT $50,000 DOWN PAYMENT J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION4BR, 3BA, plus Den. Rarely available Exceptional oor plan offers newer appliances, tile in living areas, private pool with lake views. $485,000 Extra clean Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection "turn key" package available. $359,000 3BR,2.5BA, plus Den. Home received a complete renovation, freshly painted interior, New 20"Porcelain tile, New carpet in bedrooms, granite, New A/C, electric hurricane shutters and more! Ready to move right in. $358,900. The Lowest Priced Oakmont in Village Walkneed to sell quickly. Tropical retreat complete with Koi pond. Asking $335,000 Extended Capri with screened patio. Original owner, very clean, near all amenities. $259,000 Capri with wide water views. Clean, light and bright, ready for quick closing enjoy it this season! $249,000 When only the Finest will do! 4BR,3.5BA Unparalleled craftsmanship throughout the entire home, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, designer nishes, private pool with lake view and more! $599,000 Causal Elegance 4BR,3.5BA, features both formal living and dinning, replace, custom moldings, and pool w/lake views! Pristine Condition. Furnishings Included! $499,000Island Walk Village Walk Resort Style Living Established Communities Club House Fitness Center Restaurant and More! Capri 2 BR, 2 BA 2 Car garage. Just prefect for a full time residence or occasional vacation home w/spacious oor plan and pool. Furnishing package available. $249,900 SHORT SALE Great buy! Capri 2 BR,2 BA, 2 Car garage. Upgraded with tie though out entire home, large screen lanai with lake views and more! Make Offer $205,000 You can live on the golf course without paying the green! Club home Villa with golf and lake views offers 2 BR, 2BA plus den 1 car garage. $162,500 Heritage Greens PENDING SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell 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 CALL FOR MORE DETAILS AND YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING 239-352-4945 Panoramic Gulf and Sunset Views7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1109ST. RAPHAEL #1109An Architectural Masterpiece Sharon McKie Voted Peoples Choice... Best Real Estate Ofce From the gleaming marble oors to faux nishes, you feel the elegance and comfort in this outstanding 3 bedroom/3 bath condo, end unit, east to west views, in one of Pelican Bays nest and newest buildings with fabulous amenities. Easy beach access steps from outstanding pool area. $1,894,000. Klaas family buys GrandezzaStock Development has completed the sale of Grandzza Country Club to Ben, Brian and Dick Klaas. The $7 million purchase price included the 53,000square-foot clubhouse, the 18-hole championship golf course and the community information center. Grandezza is off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, a half-mile north of Corkscrew Road in Estero. Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, says it has been one of Stocks most successful developments. The community is sold out and we have completed its development, Mr. Stock says. The Klaas family already has an interest in the Arrowhead Country Club in Naples and is expanding its club operations in Southwest Florida. It was a win-win situation for both companies. Grandzzas two-story clubhouse includes formal and informal dining, a fitness center, pro shop, locker rooms and a media room and library. The 2,500square-foot pool has views down the ninth and 18th fairways. The club also has a tennis center. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe 53,000-square-foot clubhouse at Grandezza.


Downtown Naples, listed for $500,000 LESS than any unit of similar oor plan / size. Over 3,000sf under air, 3+Den/4BA, built in 2008. Private elevator and secured gated entry. Deep water direct Gulf access marina, short walk to 5th Avenue South, on-site boutique hotel / full service spa / shops, fantastic tness center, multiple pools, tennis courts, restaurant.Christopher A. Braun, CRS Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. of ce 239.261.2244 ext. 377 cell 239.572.2200 PRE-APPROVED SHORT SALE $1,199,000FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL LISTING AGENT: CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUN, CRS


OLDE NAPLES Spectacular gated beachfront estate. You will smile each day at your direct connection between your interior and exterior environments. Spacious, exceptional, private. $13,900,000 THESE OWNERS HAVE THIS IN COMMONFor More Information Call Listing Agent:CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUN, NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Park Shore $1,395,000 SOLDOlde Naples $4,795,000 SOLDCoquina Sands $3,950,000 SOLDOlde Naples $8,595,000 SOLDPelican Bay $1,595,000 SOLDAqualane Shores $2,095,000 SOLDPine Ridge $1,195,000 SOLDPort Royal $6,450,000 SOLDPort Royal $6,295,000 SOLDLivingston Woods $2,950,000 SOLDOlde Naples $12,775,000 SOLD TREMENDOUS VALUE BRAND NEW. Private pool & spa, nearly 4,000sf, quiet interior Moorings, walk to beach, 4BR + Den / 5.5BA $1,350,000NAPLES BAY RESORTBuyers looking for a it is. Deep water direct Gulf access marina basin with available dockage. Fantastic amenity package for this 3+Den and 4 Bath unit with over 3,000sf thats never been lived in. $1,199,000LIONS GATESpacious beachfront residence thoroughly renovated. Impact glass, co ered ceilings, crown molding. 2+Den/2BA, 2 parking spaces, 2 storage rooms. Secured entry with heated pool and sugar sand direct access. $1,099,000SUPERIOR VALUE BRAND NEW. Private pool, luxury villa of nearly 4,000sf, quiet interior Moorings w/ walk to beach, high end custom nishes 4BR+Den/5.5BA $1,395,000 NEW LISTING


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 WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedReserve Drive $1,285,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 21 PELICAN LANDING PENNYROYAL 24950 Pennyroyal Drive $1,395,000 Premier Properties Larry/Mary Catherine White 287-2818 22 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WILLOW WALK 9160 Willow Walk $1,449,000 Premier Properties Kevin Smith 641-2942 23 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 24 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #702 $1,825,000 Premier Properties Brian Nelson 572-2903 >$2,000,00025 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $2,000,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 5950544 26 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8659 Blue Flag Way $2,125,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers 404-788727 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239-514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 >$3,000,00028 MOORINGS 363 Cuddy Court $3,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939. >$4,000,00029 MOORINGS 325 Windward Way $4,900,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 403-4529. 30 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 31 PORT ROYAL 645 Galleon Drive $4,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate ProfessionalsPeter G. Reppucci 595-6500 >$5,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5, 950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate ProfessionalsWilliam O. Farrington 572-1518 >$8,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jutta V. Lopez 571-5339 >$10,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10 ,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate ProfessionalsThomas L. Campbell, Jr 860-4923 35 PORT ROYAL 1060 Nelsons Walk $12, 990 ,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate ProfessionalsCeline Van Arsdale 404-9917>$200,0001 MOORINGS HARBOUR COVE 3000 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #302 $295,900 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Ed Cox/ Jeff Cox 860-8806>$300,0002 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle St e #101 $300,000-$400,000 Illustrated Properties Real Estate Inc. Call 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 11-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-4 >$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 4 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 5 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1816 Seville Blvd. #922 $498,000 Premier Properties Judy Perry/Linda Perry 261-6161>$500,0006 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 7 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27134 Shell Ridge Circle $589,900 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 NEW LISTING 8 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 305 Park Shore Drive #232 $599,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 >$600,0009 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2E $699,000 Premier Properties Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 >$700,00010 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6633 New Haven Circle $739,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 11 OLD NAPLES HAMILTON CLUB 356 7th Avenue South $779,000 Premier Properties Randy Wilson 450-9091 >$800,00012 MARCO ISLAND 1389 Bayport Avenue $825,000 Premier Properties Roe Tamagni 398-1222 13 PARK SHORE 743 Old Trail Drive $849,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879. 14 PELICAN BAY PINECREST 807 Knollwood Court $850,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 15 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00016 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 >$1,000,00017 OLD NAPLES 456 9th Avenue South $1,049,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 18 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #2102 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 19 BONITA BAY RIVERWALK 3371 Myrtle Oak Court $1,199,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 20 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers


Ann & Steve LevitanOfce 594-5555 Direct 269-4700 VIRTUAL TOURS @ www.LevitanMcQuaid.comQuail Creek Estates: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the gatehouse. SM SM SM Quail Creek Estates


THE QUINTESSENTIAL OPPORTUNITY: QUAIL WEST STYLE. To schedule a private tour of the community or request more information, contact our Sales Of ce. A PLAYGROUND OF UNSURPASSED LUXURY FROM $815,000 World-class golf, tennis, spa indulgences, renowned dining and vibrant social events, Quail West offers an exclusive and private enclave designed to celebrate Naples unending elegance and spirit. Discover the award-winning hallmarks of Quail Westluxurious residences with spectacular views, lively energy, genuine hospitality and the promise of unique and enriching experiences. Executive homes from $1.5 million Luxury estate homes from $2 million Oversized estate homesites from the $300s Excellence has an Address.239.592.1010Just south of Bonita Beach Road on Bonita Grande 6289 Burnham Road, Naples Quail West Golf & Country Club is offered by Quail West Realty, LLC., a licensed r eal estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. ENERGY, SPORT, RELAXATION The most prestigious social calendar in the community, Quail West offers an exclusive, truly private setting where Members enjoy an incomparable level of service, attention and extraordinary amenities. REFRESHING The 70,000-square-foot Grand Clubhouse provides Members with a wide variety of ways to exercise, unwind or simply relax. From being pampered in a private massage suite to perfecting your serve on the tennis courts, the choices are virtually endless. TWO ARTHUR HILLS-DESIGNED CHAMPIONSHIP COURSES Rolling fairways, dramatic water features and multi-tiered greens characterize the 7,041-yard, par-72 Lakes Course and the 6,883-yard Preserve Course. PROSPERITY & PRIVACY We are committed to maintaining the integrity of our memberships and have been very fortunate despite these dif cult economic times. Through member retention and attraction of new members, Quail West continues to operate as a successful, pro table and debt-free Club. SAND DOLLAR AWARD WINNER FOR COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR$1,000,000 AND UP


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONOCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceTuning upAn afternoon in the park with the Philharmonic, and more fun. C26-29 Stock the pantryAs the holiday season nears, the need for food to feed the hungry grows. C9 The two-week Cityfest celebration continues with Films and Flavors from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, along Fifth Avenue South. Besides interactive entertainment, music, films and performance art all afternoon for the entire family, Films and Flavors will include the three longest tables on Fifth Avenue for diners who order from prix fixe menus at participating restaurants. A portion of the evenings proceeds will benefit the Naples International Film Festival. Films and Flavors includes a 6 p.m. Slavianskaya Vodka cocktail reception at Park Street, dinner on the avenue limisted seating, reservations required) from 6:30-8 p.m. anda live auction on Park Street from 8:15-9 p.m., followed by Naples International Film Festival trailers and shorts starting at 9:15 p.m. Participating restaurants are: Bistro 821, Berts Seafood & Chowder House, McCabes Irish Pub & Grill, Vergina Restaurant, Fifth Avenue Coffee Company, Caf and Bar Lurcat, Bellini Italian Restaurant, Bice, Caf Luna, Rons Italian Pizzeria and Caf, Ristorante DAngeli, The Jolly Cricket and Trulucks. Although grand seating will be at three multi-block-long tables on the avenue from U.S. 41 to Third Street South, the restaurants will also be serving on their patios and in their dining rooms. The second annual Naples International Film Festival takes place Nov. 4-7, starting with a black-tie gala and screening of Thespians at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and ending with a concert by The New Mastersounds at the Hilton Naples. The British pop bands documentary film, Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds from Leeds to New Orleans, is part of the NIFF lineup. For more information about Cityfest events, visit For a screening schedule and details about NIFF special events, visit www. Savor the flavors and screen some films on Fifth perversedeliciouslyMEMOIRIST AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS TALKS WRITING Excerpts from Augusten Burroughs books.C4 >>inside:UGUSTEN BURROUGHS IS KNOWN FOR RUNNING WITH Scissors, but also for coloring outside the lines. Readers love him for his off-the-wall humor, his heightened sense of the absurd, his naked honesty, his unexpected yet perfect sentences. He honed his fine appreciation of the preposterous during a childhood that was part Oliver Twist, part Alice Though the Looking Glass. He grew up with an abusive and neglectful father and a mother who battled mental illness. After they BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE WRITERS, C4 Heres the thing: As long as youre honest, you dont need to worry about regretting saying anything in a book. Theres literally nothing you can do to change the past or how you reacted to it. Augusten BurroughsAUGUSTEN BURROUGHS / COURTESY PHOTO ASPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Up nextLocal kids make the cut to star on WGCU-TVs Curious Kids. C13 Chime in on indiesThe Fort Myers Film Festival invites movie fans to get intellectual at its indie film prescreenings starting Nov. 1. C12

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 I once had a colleague, Hannah, who unnerved me in a way Im not used to. She had pretty green eyes and a mess of curly hair that she wore piled casually on top of her head. She was petite and slim, but with a curve to her hips that made her distinctively feminine. There was something very womanly about her but in an old-fashioned sort of way, so that I could imagine her in gingham, traipsing across the plains like a character out of O Pioneers! We were both in our mid-20s when we met, and while I aimed far and wide in my career, in my love life Hannah kept her head tucked. She was destined for marriage and babies in quick succession anyone could see that, and a small part of me envied her. She carried none of my restlessness and possessed not a smidge of ambition. I treated her coolly, with a vague dislike that took me years to identify as jealousy. While most of the women I knew cast about for direction, Hannah hunkered down. I just need a husband, she would say. Not long after I met her, she began dating a man we all knew. He was handsome, smart, solid and kind. The type of man The marrying kind ArtisHENDERSON who would make a good husband and father. He recognized in Hannah a similar spirit, and he identified with her goodness and lack of complexity. He must have known that the rest of us were still figuring things out, that we were not yet right with ourselves, because he passed us over and chose Hannah without a second thought. She was clearly the marrying kind. Comedian Steve Harvey, who did an excellent job of transforming himself into a love guru with the publication of his advice book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, says all men divide women into two categories: sports fish and keepers. Sports fish are the kind you play around with, Mr. Harvey says. He labels them throwbacks. These are the women destined for catch-and-release, ladies with low standards whom guys meet in bars and on the dance floor. The women who havent learned to respect themselves. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSgorize the women they meet. Sarah ran down a list of her friends and asked which ones Sam would consider keepers. He dismissed them all. Are any of my friends the kind a man would want to marry? Sarah asked. Sam said yes, and he said my name. Sarah reported this information back to me, laughing and askance. But I smiled to myself on the other end of the phone line, secretly pleased. Somewhere along the way I must have discovered that reservoir of calm domestication that Hannah knew so well. Turns out, it was in me all along. ...all men divide women into two categories: sports fish and keepers... Keepers, though, are just that: the women men want for the duration. The kind of woman a man can envision settling down with, Harvey calls them. My friend Sarah told me recently that she discussed the concept of sports fish and keepers with her twin brother, Sam, and he agreed thats how men cateH anna h w h o not use d to. a nd a mess o f d casuall y on t ite and slim, p s t h at ma d e There was bout her but w a y, so that I a m, trai ps in g racter out o f 20 s wh e n w e and wide f e Hannah w as d estine d q uick succesa t, and a small carried none s sessed not a e d her coolly, o ok me ye ars e most of the f or direction she would h er, she k new olid a n p asse d us over an d c h ose H anna h w ith o ut a secon d t h oug h t. S h e was c l ear l y t h e marryi ng k in d Come d ian Steve Harve y w h o d i d a n excellent job o f trans f ormin g h imself into a love guru with the publication of his advice book, Act Li k e a La d y, T h in k Li k e a Man, sa y s all men divide women into two c ate g ories: sports fish and keepers. Sp orts fish are the kind you play a roun d wit h Mr. Harve y sa ys He l a b e l s t h em t h row b ac k s. Th es e ar e th e wo me n de st in ed for catch-and-release, ladies with l ow stan d ar d s w h om g uy s meet in bars and on the dance f loor. Th e wo me n wh o ha ve n t le ar ne d t o res p ect themsel v es gorize t he d own a l w hich on e He d is mi s A re an y w ou ld w a Sam sa i Sarah r t o me, smil e t he So h a n d he e e e a a a a a a a a a a gr gr gr gr r gr gr gr gr r gr gr gr gr gr g gr g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee e ee ee e ee ee e ee e ee e ee e ee e ee ee e e e e e e e ee e e e e e e e e d d d d d th th th th th th th th th h h h th th th h h h h h th h th h t t th h h t t h th t h h t t t h at at at a at at at a a a a a a a a a s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h ow men ca t e


The Marco Players 2010-11 season Come Blow Your Horn, Nov. 3-21 Seascape, Jan. 5-23 Take Five, Feb. 9-27 Baggage, March 16-April 3>>Show times: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday >>Tickets: $23 and $25; subscriptions available >>Info: 642-7270 or in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 C3 Enjoy Patio Dining for Breakfast and Lunch.1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo)(239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00 am 5:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch, Sunday Brunch Jane's on Pine Ridge opening October 11 for Lunch 11.00 3.00 Daily in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month ! T HIRD S T R E ET S O U T H G OES All proceeds will directly benet The Garden of Hope and Courage & Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida JOIN THIRD STREET SOUTH in raising $10,000 in support of breast cancer research and overall wellness during the month of October. Make your donations at the Third Street Concierge painted PINK. When you donate $10 or more you are entered into a drawing to win one of four gift certicates to one of the following four restaurants. Winners will be drawn at the end of the month. The Marco Players step into the spotlight for the 2010-11 season, the troupes 34th, with Neil Simons Come Blow Your Horn on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The comedy runs Nov. 3-21 at the playhouse in Marco Town Center. Mr. Simons first play, Come Blow Your Horn opened on Broadway in February 1961 and later was made into a film starring Frank Sinatra. It tells the story of a young mans decision to leave the home of his parents and move into the bachelor digs of his older brother living the s lifestyle. In the playwrights typical fashion, the younger brother soon realizes the swinging lifestyle he yearns for is not for him. The season continues with Edward Albees Pulitzer Prize-winning Seascape Jan. 5-23. Relaxing after a picnic on a deserted stretch of beach, a couple talk idly about home, family and their life together. Suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures from the ocean depths. Initial fear and then suspicion of one other are soon replaced by curiosity, and before long the humans and the creatures are engaged in a fascinating dialogue. The creatures are contemplating embarking on life out of the water; and the couple, for whom existence has grown flat and routine, holds the answers to their most urgent questions. Take Five, a new comedy by Michael Hennessey about love, betrayal, divorce and a not-so-well-planned funeral, is the Players third show of the season. Seamus Fensley has been married five times. Each of his ex-wives arrives at his funeral with a special memory of her life with Seamus. Take Five runs Feb. 9-27. Sam Bobricks Baggage closes the season March 16-April 3. Where did that piece of luggage go that got lost at the airport? Heres a possibility: When Phyllis and Bradley, two difficult people trying to heal from their respective disappointing relationships, meet while returning their luggage and decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship, only to discover eventually that, while they may be difficult for everyone else in the world, they are just right for each other.Show timePerformances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call the box office at 642-7270 or visit www. Marco Players start a new season with a classic Neil Simon comedy n to t h e spot the troupes Come B l ow

PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 divorced, his mothers unbalanced psychiatrist became Augustens legal guardian and Augusten wound up living with him and his highly dysfunctional family. Running With Scissors, his memoir about this crazy time, became a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller and was on the list for years. People magazine has called him deliciously perverse. Entertainment Weekly described him as endearingly neurotic. On Saturday, Nov. 6, Mr. Burroughs will be the keynote speaker at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference. Also on the bill: Robert Wilder (Daddy Needs a Drink and Tales From the Teachers Lounge) and John McNally (After the Workshop and Ghosts of Chicago). The reading at BIG ARTS on Sanibel is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.His writing journeyMr. Burroughs first professional writing was in advertising, when he was a teenager. Id been a student in a computer programming school, and I saw a commercial for the school on TV, he recalls. It was an awful, tacky commercial, and I was humiliated that I was at that school. I thought: I could do better than that. It was an epiphany: Someone has to do these. I can do that. Despite his lack of experience, he talked his way into a job. As he writes in Dry: Thats the great thing about advertising. Ad people dont care where you came from, who your parents were. It doesnt matter. You could have a crawl space under your kitchen floor filled with little girls bones, and as long as you can dream up a better Chuck Wagon commercial, youre in. But he discovered that advertising doesnt have as much to do with writing as with problem solving. He says he wrote his first book, Sellevision, a novel about a fictional home shopping network, as a fluke. He was hung over. I wrote it very quickly; I didnt know what I was doing, he says. Hed begun to experience neurological and cardiac problems symptoms of late-stage chronic alcoholism. My drinking was worse than it had ever been. I started to understand: Oh, this is how you die from drinking. I sat down one morning and wrote a sentence out of the blue. It made me laugh. I wrote more or less non-stop for seven days. By the fourth day, I wasnt drinking anymore. I was fascinated by this thing I was writing. I wasnt conscious of having any control over it. It was the strangest, strangest feeling. I was completely surprised, page-by-page, line-by-line. I had no idea what had happened. He had written a book. I didnt know if it was a good book or a bad book, he says. I thought: This is what Im going to do for the rest of my life. If he kept writing books, he reasoned, eventually hed write a good one, even if it took until was in his 50s or 60s. After Sellevision was sold, he gave his agent the journal he had kept while struggling with alcoholism and going through rehab. I was curious, he says. I wanted to know if this style of writing could lead to a novel. He said, Why didnt you give it to me first? Its a book. Mr. Burroughs was stunned when St. Martins Press bought the journal, which became the book Dry. Then he said the fateful words: I have an even better story about my childhood. That became, of course, Running With Scissors. His publishing house loved Running With Scissors so much it decided to print it in hardcover and to bring it out before Dry. He never dreamed of it becoming a best seller. This book had all the elements of what not to do, what not to write, he says. Running With Scissors hit the best-seller list and settled in with no signs of leaving, making Augusten Burroughs famous. It even spawned a movie starring Alec Baldwin and Annette Bening.No regretsHe doesnt harbor any regrets about making himself so vulnerable in print. Im extremely private; I dont have many friends, he says. I spend most of my time alone. Im reclusive. But these are the books that are out there with people on the beach, not me. Its a bit of an abstraction. Im able to write, and then Im able to let it go, and not be concerned with the opinions that float around. I dont regret anything Ive written, though Ive been disappointed sometimes by certain reactions, he says. Though hed taken great pains to disguise their identity, the psychiatrists family he had lived with as a youth in Running With Scissors sued him. The case was settled out of court, and Mr. Burroughs felt vindicated; he did not have to change one word of his memoir. No matter what Ive written, someone comes forward and identifies with it, even if its a tiny detail Sometimes many people identify with many parts of the book. Heres the thing: As long as youre honest, you dont need to worry about regretting saying anything in a book. Theres literally nothing you can do to change the past or how you reacted to it. Other booksTwo collections of essays Magical Thinking and Possible Side Effects followed Dry. And last year, Mr. Burroughs released a small book of short pieces all having to do with Christmas. (The holiday has not been kind to him. As a child, he had his stomach pumped at Christmastime; one recent holiday as an adult, his house flooded. And he once woke up from a night of drinking to find himself in the Waldorf Astoria in bed with Santa.) But possibly his most ambitious and least commercial book is A Wolf at the Table, a memoir about his father. More harrowing than Running With Scissors, the book recounts Mr. Burroughss desire for attention and love from his father only to be met with consistent neglect and abuse. His father was homicidal, and Augusten and his mother left at one point when his father tried to strangle her. It was a hard book to write, he says. Also, his readers have an expectation of laughing when they read his work. But he says his supportive agent understood the risk he wanted to take. Mr. Burroughs has noticed that when he gives talks, people will laugh at the first thing he says, even if its not funny, because his books are humorous. After all, Entertainment Weekly has twice named him one of the funniest people in America. A Wolf at the Table, however, lacks the humor of Running With Scissors. Mr. Burroughs explains that thats because he was young and hadnt WRITERSFrom page 1Sellevision (2000) You exposed your penis on national television, Max. What am I supposed to do? Running With Scissors (2002) Im the biggest bitch in the world, my mother said, crushing her cigarette out in the soil of the potted jade plant on the coffee table. Thats very healthy, Finch said. You need to be a bitch. My mothers face tightened with pride and she raised her chin slightly. Doctor, if being a bitch is healthy, then I am the healthiest damn woman on the face of the earth. Dry (2003) Jim is great. Hes an undertaker. Actually, I suppose hes technically not an undertaker anymore. Hes graduated to coffin salesman, or as he puts it, pre-arrangements. The funeral business is rife with euphemisms. In the funeral business, nobody actually dies. They simply move on, as if traveling to a different time zone. He wears vintage Hawaiian shirts, even in winter. Looking at him, youd think he was just a normal, blue-collar Italian guy. Like maybe hes a cop or owns a pizza place. But hes an undertaker, through and through. Last year for my birthday, he gave me two bottles. One was filled with pretty pink lotion, the other with an amber fluid. Permaglow and Restorative: embalming fluids. This is the sort of conversation piece you simply cant find at Pottery Barn. Magical Thinking (2004) I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. Possible Side Effects (2006) I am in awe of times elasticity. Sometimes it compresses. Sometimes it stretches. And yet it always does one when you need the other. A Wolf at the Table (2008) I didnt have any real friends at school. I was teased some for being weird, but mostly I was left alone. I did, however, enjoy writing plays. Every month or so when I wrote one, the teachers let me put it on in the school library. Even kids who were normally hateful to me would slide up and ask if I had a role for them. I didnt write plays about farm animals with magical powers or garden vegetables that could sing and dance. I wrote plays about mothers and fathers who fought, children caught in the middle. In one of my plays a tenyear-old girl was given up by her parents for adoption. Theres just something sour in you, little girl always been that way. Best as I can figure it, you got combined with a seed from a lemon inside my belly when I was pregnant with you. I was thrilled when this play made so many of the girls cry and ask me if it was true that a little girl could be combined with a lemon seed during pregnancy. Not only is it true, but I know a set of twins and one of them has a stalk of corn growing clear out of the center of her head, just exactly like a horn. Sometimes, it doesnt show until youre older. My teachers sat me down and told me not to write plays that upset the other children, but secretly, I thought they liked this one the best. You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas (2009) When I first moved to the city, the only Christmas present I ever needed was to hire a cab to drive me up and down the length of Park Avenue. With a bottle of cognac secreted in my coat pocket and the window all the way down, I pressed my face into the breeze like a dog. I closed my eyes for the longest moment, and when I opened them again I saw exactly what I had seen before. Block after block after block of dazzling. This was naked, fullfrontal splendor. excerpts from burroughs:


WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CALL454-2067FORTICKETS! Concert Series sponsored in part by: Shell Point is located just off Summerlin Rd. and McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 2010-2011 CONCERTSPEAKER&SERIES Fine & Performing Arts SeriesThe International Chamber Soloists The Kings Singers Dallas Brass The Four Freshman Angela BrownAdvanced Series Tickets $125 Pick Three Option $90 Single Tickets $35Shell Point Speaker SeriesRudy Maxa Fabien Cousteau Josh BernsteinAdvanced Series Tickets $75 Single Tickets $35 SAVE $50* SAVE $30**Series tickets price vs. single ticket priceAdditional information at: www.shellpoint.org2010 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-416-10 Last Chance for Series Discounts! hadnt developed his sense of humor as a coping mechanism during the time the book covers. Reaction to the memoir was 50-50, he says, adding, It was horribly reviewed and it was well reviewed. His latest project isnt coming as fast as the others, he says. Its a different kind of book. Its not really about me, in places. Some of my experience comes into play. And Im writing about very, very traumatic emotional events, and theyre very recent So Ive not had time and distance from it. He doesnt want to be any more specific. Its not a cookbook, he says. Its a funny book. But its also serious and more instructional than my other books. Elizabeth BergWhen writers hit rough spots, they should turn to other books, Mr. Burroughs believes. Reading books makes you remember why you love writing, he says. One of his favorite writers is Elizabeth Berg. On the surface, he admits, her novels dont seem to be the type of thing that would appeal to him. A lot of her characters are not characters I can relate to; a lot of her plots are not things Id think Im interested in reading about, he says. But its never once occurred that Ive been anything but riveted. Thats because Ms. Bergs writing contains authenticity, he says. Its absolutely fascinating. When its real people, real emotion, its impossible to turn away from. It really doesnt matter what the plot is. Thats her strength. I may think Im not interested in reading about this persons story, but I am interested, because she creates such true characters, so fully realized. How could you not be interested? Theres not a single false note anywhere in any of her books. Elizabeth Berg writes with complete honesty. A 45-year-old gay man might not seem as if hed relate to a story about a 55-year-old divorced mother struggling with her weight, but Mr. Burroughs finds himself relating deeply. Part of the appeal is that in her books Ms. Berg creates warm and nurturing environments, which Mr. Burroughs is drawn to. The problem with Elizabeth Berg is that shes in a ghetto of popular womens fiction, he says. By creating that genre of popular womens fiction, it dismisses the magnitude of the books. I love John Updikes work; I think hes an amazing writer. But I dont think hes quite as good as Elizabeth Berg. He allowed his own insecurities to come into his work too much. He had to show you how smart he was, and Elizabeth doesnt have to do that. Mr. Updike was prone to including sentences and phrases that were clever, but showy, he says. And Elizabeth is not showy. I think every writer should read Elizabeth Berg. The two have met, and built a friendship. She at first appears to be the person you think she would be, warm and smiling, he says. And shes an incredibly complex woman. Much darker than you would imagine. She has a magnificent intelligence. Shes fiercely, fiercely intelligent. Writing tipsHe believes that every writer must find his or her way. People write differently, he says. The way he writes, in marathon sessions that last for hours or days, wouldnt suit a lot of people, he acknowledges. People have families, other responsibilities. They have to go to a job, which I had to do, too. I would write on vacation. But its a luxury not to have to go to an office anymore I can write the way I write. The important thing is and I found this out the hard way its important to write every day. Theres a physical aspect to writing that you never think about. When youre writing, youre really focused and its going great, youve got a certain degree of finger strength. When you go through a period when you dont write, the muscles do not respond as quickly (whether youre writing longhand or using a keyboard.) When you need to write, its not as effortless, not as invisible. The writing instruments get in the way, because youre struggling. Its the same for your mind. You want to be able to fall into that place at will, keep that well oiled. Its a very solitary thing, writing, so a person has to be comfortable with themselves or uncomfortable with themselves and channel it into the book. Writing for advertising was great training, he says, because it taught him to write even if hes not in the mood; write anyway, and the mood will follow. And I dont hesitate to cut things, because theres not a finite number of words Im able to generate, he says. Theres not one thought itd be a devastating shame to lose; theres always more. Youre not really killing something when you kill a paragraph, youre just making room for the other, for whats to come. As for getting an agent, he says, You need to keep going until you hit them all. You only need one, one agent who loves your work. And if you have to be encouraged in order to write, he adds, Im not sure you should be writing. Theres no reason to be a writer except that you have to write because youve got all these stories in your head. >> Augusten Burroughs, keynote speaker at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference >> When: 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 >> Where: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Island >> Cost: Free, donations welcomed. The public will be seated after conference attendees. >> Info: 590-7421 >> Also reading: John McNally (After the Workshop, Ghosts of Chicago) and Robert Wilder (Daddy Needs a Drink) >> Other readings/concerts: 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Stanley Brinks, Walter Kirn and Debra Monroe 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, Steve Almond, Kristin Hersh and Nick Marino >> Conference basics: The Sanibel Island Writers Conference takes place from Nov. 4-7 at BIG ARTS (900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel) and is open to people of all levels of writing ability. The cost is $350 ($280 for BIG ARTS members and $250 for college students). in the know BURROUGHS

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Tuesdays with Morrie By Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center, Oct. 29-Nov. 21. (866) 811-4111 or 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, through Nov. 20. 263-7990 orwww. Hairspray At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 278-4422 or Noises Off By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 332-4488 or No Exit By FGCU Theatre Lab, through Nov. 7. 590-7268. Auditions The Naples Players hold auditions for Art of Murder at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment necessary. 4347340, ext. 10, or Symphony Golden Opener The Southwest Florida Symphonys 50th Anniversary Season Classical Opener starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 418-1500 or Spooky Sounds The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Halloween Spook-tackular at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Oct. 30. 597-1900. Concert for Kids The Gulf Coast Symphony performs a Magic Carpet Youth Concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. A costume parade starts at 1 p.m. 481-4849 or Thursday, Oct. 28 Music Recital FGCUs Bower School of Music hosts a recital with baritone Graham Fandrei and pianist Beverly Coulter at 7:30 p.m. 590-7851. Bonita Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Promenade from 5-7 p.m. 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. www.naplesflatbread. com. Friday, Oct. 29 Choral Reflections The Choirs of Ave Marie University present Choral Reflections by Bach and Faure at 7 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. $15. 280-2485. Classic Hits Gulf Coast Town Center presents Mike Imbasciani with classic hits in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. 267-0783 or Saturday, Oct. 30 Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to find a partner at Books-A-Million in Mercato anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail Kids in the Garden Bring the little ones for story time in the Childrens Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission applies; free for Garden members. 643-7275 or www. Equine Event The Southwest Florida Dressage Association hosts its second annual Dressage Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DaVinci Farms in Buckingham. Enjoy trick or treating, sales, vendors, auctions, demonstration rides of all levels of dressage, and food and drink. 693-0385 or Quilt Show The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild airs quilts from 10 a.m.2 p.m. at the estates in Fort Myers. See nearly 100 quilts on display on clotheslines and enjoy antique cars, Edison-era music and more. 334-7419 or Artisans Fest The Naples Artisans Festival takes place downtown from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 435-3742. E-Readers Learn how to get the most enjoyment from your Nook, including books and authors of the week, tips and tricks, during Nook Knack at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200. Films and Flavors The Downtown Naples Association and Naples International Film Festival hosts Films and Flavors from 3-10 p.m. on Fifth Avenue South and in Cambier Park. 435-3742 or Celebrate the Arts The kick-off party for Celebrate the Arts Month starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. $75 general admission, $125 VIP. Call the United Arts Council of Collier County, 263-8242. Howling Fiddles Freds Food, Fun & Sprits hosts A Howling Fiddling Good Time with the Rowan Cunningham Band from 7-10 p.m. to raise money for Shy Wolf Sanctuary. $10. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Sunday, Oct. 31 Bluegrass Jam Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs hosts a bluegrass jam from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 948-7799. Ready, Set The Budweiser Fall Classic kicks off the Swamp Buggy racing season at 12:30 p.m. at the Florida Sports Park. 774-2701. Free Jazz The Naples Daily News Jazz Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 435-3793. Piano Recital A faculty and guest artist recital starts at 7:30 p.m. at FGCUs Bower School of Music, with pianists Michael Varon and Renato Premezzi. 590-7851. Monday, Nov. 1 Sweat the Small Stuff Trivia night at The Pub at Mercato begins at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Art on Marco The Art League Marco Islands First Tuesday Art @ 5 social takes place at 1010 Winterberry Dr. Enjoy networking, exhibits, music and demonstrations. 394-4221. Bring the Team Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Oct. 27 Underground Art Its Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at studios and galleries in the North Naples neighborhood bordered by Taylor Road and Airport-Pulling Road. 821-1061. Steppin Out Bring your best dance partner and join the weekly competition beginning at 8 p.m. at Vergina on Fifth Avenue South. Contest finals are Nov 17. 659-7008 or Song Night Its Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 4317928 or FortMyers: 239-590-9994 Naples: 239-593-9499 CapeCoral: 239-458-8700 DeliDeliveryDaily early morningto9p.m. OrderOnlineEarnDeliDollars: Real.Simple.Deliciou.Smiles&IceCream always FREEfordine-inguestsCOURTESY PHOTOThis 12-foot-long, 5-foot-tall image of the Naples Pier is actually an assemblage of 60 12-by12-inch photographs printed on aluminum tiles. The $31,500 piece by Richard Kraus hangs at Longstreth Goldberg Art, one of the North Naples Arts Alliance galleries that will welcome guests for Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3. The gallery is at 5640 Taylor Road. Free maps will be available directing visitors to other stops on the underground tour. 514-2773.


WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! OPENS NOVEMBER 11!Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (239) 481-4849 2010 Madison Square Garden, L.P. All rights reserved. Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Rockettes are trademarks of Radio City Trademarks, LLC. 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 Voted BEST Seafood Restaurant 12 Years In A Row!561-6817772-1060495-1077 www.ShrimpShackUSA.comSouth Fort Myers 561-6817 Cape Coral 772-1060 Bonita Springs 495-1077Florida Weekly15 % gratuity added BEFORE discount. Expires 11/30/10 Not valid with any other coupon or offer. BUY ONE ENTRE GET ONE ENTRE FREEBUY ONE ENTRE AND TWO BEVERAGES AND GET THE SECOND ENTRE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FREE**RESTRICTIONS APPLYSELECT MENU ITEMS ONLY. ASK SERVER FOR DETAILS. COUPON MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF VISIT.VISIT ONE OF OUR 3 GREAT LOCATIONS Coming up Spring is Coming Marissa Collections hosts a trunk show for Brunello Cucinelli Spring Nov. 4-5. 1167 Third Street S. 687-1148 or All Artists The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center has a reception for its third annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Free for members, $10 for non-members. 262-6517. First Friday Mercato hosts its First Fridays Concert Series from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6. Outdoor Music Darren Beachley & Legends of The Potomac with Cooter Creek and Roli Scholl and Scott Ritter perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the band shell at Cambier Park. $20. 213-3049. Art in the Park Art in the Park, Naples oldest outdoor art festival, celebrates its 54th season of showcasing works by members of the Naples Art Association from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 on Park Street. 262-6517. Philharmonic Sounds Actor Frank Langella joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to start the Phils 2010-11 season. Reception at 7 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Staged Readings Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents three one-act readings, themed Heaven Forbid, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10. 263-7990. Bonita Band The Bonita Springs Concert Band presents a free concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Riverside Park on Old 41. Bring a chair and refreshments and enjoy a musical afternoon in the park. Pickin in Paradise The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents Pickin in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge. Musicians include Skeeterland Band, the Lazy-B-Pickers and the Bugtussle Ramblers. 947-2753 or www. Art Talk New England woodcut artist Don Gorvett discusses Woodcuts and Drawings, a discussion of his works that are on display at the Naples Museum of Art, at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Rockin Down the Highway The Doobie Brothers perform at the 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Fairy Tale Opera Sarasota Opera presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Thats the Spirit Spirit of the Gulf, a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, performs to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Floridas Super Kids Club program at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at North Naples United Methodist Church. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. 2480647 or Send calendar listings to events@ TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOSpirit of the Gulf, a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, performs to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Floridas Super Kids Club program at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at North Naples United Methodist Church.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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 Southwest Floridas not exactly known for producing edgy, innovative art. Lets face it: Engelbert Humperdinck performs here every year or two, and the Beach Boys return again and again just to stand on stage and go through the motions for a concert thats more like a group karaoke session. True, local some theater companies try to be cutting edge, but they often lack professional performers. Arts organizations walk a fine line: They have to make money in order to stay in business, so they resort to shows or performers that are safe and, unfortunately, often bland. You can bet we wont see Laurie Anderson, The Kronos Quartet, ETHEL or Bang on a Can on stage around here any time soon. Thats why the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota is such a terrific idea: five days of theater, dance, music and art, all of such high quality youd think you were in New York, London or Toronto. This years 100-plus performers some established, some emerging came from Canada, England, Romania and Russia as well as from across the United States. RIAF is a collaboration with the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. I drove up and managed to see four performances all in one day. (Unfortunately, I wasnt able to see Mikhail Baryshnikov and David Neumann dance; their performances sell out early.) And while I was saturated and exhilarated to experience such great art, I knew Id only seen a fraction of what was available over the five days. Heres what I saw: Andrew Dawson, Space Panorama Mr. Dawson re-enacts the journey of Apollo 11, from historic launch to first moon landing to safe return home, using only, for the most part, his hands. Oh, I could do that, a co-worker joked, hearing about the performance. Perhaps, but certainly not even half as well as Mr. Dawson, whose professional training in acting, dance and mime all come into play. He manages to not only create interest, but suspense, even for those of us who were alive during that time and watched the events as they unfolded. Dressed in black and standing behind a black draped table, Mr. Dawson can create anything with his hands: rocket exhaust, the surface of the moon, the Earth hanging in space, helicopters, fish swimming in the sea. He recreates President Kennedys famous speech about putting a man on the moon, as well as the weightlessness of the astronauts and Neil Armstrongs historic first step onto lunar dust. While he doesnt speak, there is some pre-recorded narration, as well as Shostakovichs epic 10th Symphony. And yes, it keeps your attention for the entire 30 minutes. Space Panorama is storytelling at its most basic: one man, his expressive hands and face, and a tale of a quest. Hurricane by Nilo Cruz It isnt every day you get to see the world premiere of a play written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Commissioned by the RIAF, Mr. Cruzs Hurricane was performed five times throughout the festival. While there were many things I liked about it, its obviously still a work in progress. The story revolves around a family of three: a man, a woman and their son, living on a Caribbean island. Mr. Cruz, who won a Pulitzer for Anna in the Tropics in 2003, has the family ride out a hurricane. They then must face the aftereffects. Not only are the buildings on their island destroyed and their lives uprooted, but the father has been physically injured and also has amnesia. Unfortunately, Mr. Cruz doesnt allow us to get to know his characters well enough that we care about them before all this happens, so while the actors are top-notch, some of it comes off feeling very melodramatic. The program calls it an allegory, but I think we need to care about the characters as people, not as just symbols. I suspect the playwright was trying to examine how we know each other, and ourselves and what part memory plays in building our personalities and solidifying our relationships. Some sections were beautifully poetic, and Dane Laffreys set design is very creative, especially when depicting a character underwater. But while some parts are quite effective, as a whole it didnt quite work for me. Rubberbandance Group in Loan Sharking This group of seven dancers from Montreal, Quebec, kept me enthralled for their entire performance, which combines the lyricism of ballet with the athleticism of hip-hop. Purists may cringe, but I found it an intriguing hybrid. The program was a mixed bag of dances that were performed by the group from 2002 through 2008. People expecting to see pure hip-hop might be disappointed, though there were certainly recognizable hip-hop movements and attitude. The choreography, by co-artistic director Victor Quijada, was extremely inventive, mixing formal dance with street moves. And the music ranged from electronica to a remixed minuet, complete with DJ turntable scratchings. Three of the women also performed a dance to Dave Brubecks iconic Take Five, a perfect marriage of movement and cool jazz. Mr. Baryshnikov brought the dance troupe to the RIAF after having seen them perform elsewhere and being impressed. So was this audience, who jumped to its feet and cheered at the end. And while many of the attendees at RIAF seemed to be retirees, this crowd skewed much younger. My only question after seeing Rubberbandance Group is: When can I see them again? Kate Davis Jazz singer/musician Kate Davis performed only twice at the festival, but her show was one of the events hottest tickets. Word of mouth spread after her first performance, and her second one at 10 p.m. on a Saturday sold out, with fans desperately trying to secure tickets. And after she performed, she was mobbed by new fans in the theaters lobby. Ms. Davis has appeared at the White House and the Kennedy Center, performed at the Blue Note in New York City and has released three CDs. At all of 19 years old, she sings jazz standards while accompanying herself on standup bass. That sounds awkward at best and, at worst, a gimmick, but its neither. What it is, is magical. She sings with a wisdom and understanding that those twice her age dont always possess. Accompanied by David Goldblatt on piano and Todd Strait on drums, she performed standards such as Ill Take Romance, Blues in the Night and Gershwins Isnt it a Pity. She let her accompanists each have their moments to solo, and in return, she sometimes sang an entire verse with just her bass as accompaniment. Introducing her interpretation of Night in Tunisia, she said, This was an arrangement I had to write in school to get a grade on. Im betting it was an A, because she has a knack of getting inside the music and making old standards sound new and fresh. She also threw in a cover of Rufus Wainwrights moody, moving Leaving for Paris. Though a modern composition, it fit right in with the tenor of her show. The show ran much longer than its scheduled 45 minutes, and the audience enjoyed every second of it. I wouldnt be at all surprised if Kate Davis hits it big, like Norah Jones or Diana Krall. ARTS COMMENTARY The Ringling festival: More fun than the circus NancySTETSON COURTESY PHOTO Jazz singer/musician Kate Davis had sell-out shows.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 C9 GIVING Just before Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, a St. Matthews House employee told me how she was shopping at Sweetbay and saw a woman with 14 frozen turkeys in her cart. When asked what she was doing with all of those turkeys, she said she was donating them to St. Matthews House.It was a feeling of joy and relief to know of this womans generosity and that her gift would help 14 families go to sleep with full stomachs on Thanksgiving night.I experienced much of the same reaction earlier this month after St. Matthews House, Collier Countys only emergency housing and recovery program, issued an urgent plea for food to replenish the bare shelves of our food pantry. Within days, charitable county residents filled the pantry with rice, canned goods and other staples. The response was amazing and has gone a long way toward feeding hungry people all month. It is an alarming fact that hunger in Collier County remains a persistent problem. Close to 50 percent of the countys children receive free or subsidized meals in school because they are considered nutritionally at-risk. It is a grim indicator of the persistent need that exists and the reason that, in addition to providing housing, counseling and employment training and opportunities, a primary focus of our mission is to feed those who cannot afford to feed themselves. We do this in two ways: by distributing more than 14,000 packages of food annually to the areas working poor, disabled and seniors; and by serving more than 160,000 meals a year at our centers in Naples and Immokalee. As we approach the holidays, the staff and volunteers of St. Matthews House struggle daily to meet the day-to-day need for food while also preparing for Thanksgiving, when we expect to feed upwards of 2,000 people on a single day. Last year, we handed out 1,000 sets of Thanksgiving groceries in Naples and another 500 at our Bonita Springs food pantry. In addition, we served a holiday meal to 550 people. It is imperative that we succeed in collecting at least as much food as we distributed last year. We anticipate the needs will be greater still this year as the countys unemployment rate remains at 13.3 percent. Most of the donations we receive come from individuals, churches or organizations that stage food drives. Anyone who is fortunate enough to be able to help us can do so by donating some of the supplies we need (a list accompanies this article) or money that will allow us to buy what isnt donated and to rent a refrigerated truck to store turkeys until distribution at Thanksgiving and through Christmas, when people will again need a holiday meal.More ways to helpYet another way in which people can help is by volunteering. We have a devoted group of people who help serve the Thanksgiving meal. Many return year after year, and one group has even made it a tradition to take pictures at each years celebration, create a collage and bring them each year to post on the walls of the dining hall for the day.Although we appear to have enough volunteers to serve the Thanksgiving meal, we need volunteers to help on Christmas and every other day throughout the year. We also stage a packing day just before we distribute the Thanksgiving packages. Volunteers fill shopping bags with all the canned goods so that families may receive a bag and a turkey in time to prepare their meal for the holiday. Anyone interested may contact Kerri Sparks, assistant director of development and volunteer coordinator, at 774-0500 or As you count your blessings this holiday season, we hope that the ability and desire to help others enjoy a good meal on Thanksgiving will be among them. Rev. Vann Ellison has been president and CEO of St. Matthews House since 2004. Immediately prior to SMH, Rev. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS BY VANN ELLISON _________________Special to Florida Weekly St. Matthews House holiday wish listFor Thanksgiving, St. Matthews House hopes to collect the following supplies to meet the needs of those in need: 1,500 frozen turkeys 1,500 (6-ounce) boxes Stovetop stuf ng 1,500 (16-ounce) boxes instant potatoes 1,500 (15-ounce) cans corn 3,000 (15-ounce) cans green beans 1,500 (15-ounce) cans sweet potatoes (yams) 1,500 (16-ounce) cans cranberry sauce 1,500 (8-ounce) cans turkey gravy Donations of perishable and nonperishable food can be made at the kitchen entrance of St. Matthews House, 2001 Airport Road South, Naples. Nonperishable items only can be delivered to the Bonita Springs food pantry at the St. Matthews House Thrift Store, 25091 Bernwood Drive, Bernwood Plaza. Monetary donations are appreciated as well. Call 239-774-0500 for details. in the know

PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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 BIOPICS By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Dont reject them without checking them out.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where theyll land before leaping off a mountain path.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time, let alone your money, in something that might have some hidden flaws.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. But youll regain your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones, by weeks end.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you dont lose patience with those who are still not ready to act.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to explain why your methods will work.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for their advice.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but its the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck.LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cats co-workers might not be doing enough to help get that project finished. Your roars might stir things up, but gentle purrr-suasion will prove to be more effective.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) While youre to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in.BORN THIS WEEK: Youre a good friend and a trusted confidante. You would be a wonderful teacher and a respected member of the clergy.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 C11 239.690.9844 14125 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Fort MyersSHOWROOM HOURS: Mon Sat. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Evenings & Sundays by appointmentFREE Local Delivery FREE Fabric Protection FREE Design Service Low Price Guarantee Locally Owned & Operated! Larry Realize your dreams... quality furniture and design with the lowest prices... guaranteed!Come in to register to win a $500 Gift Certicate! SEASON PREVIEW SALE!Norris has the hottest new looks... all on Sale! SAVE $400This bed is sophisticated and stylish. Shown in a soft linen nish that is sure to compliment any room.Now only $769Queen size bed regularly $1169 SPECIAL BUY!We bought the last of these from the manufacturer! On Sale for $899regularly $4675 MATTRESS SALEAll Mattress sets are on sale! Let Norris help you nd the perfect mattress set, with prices starting at $399queen size set! Conviction (Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo) When her brother Kenny (Rockwell) is convicted of murder, Betty Anne Waters (Swank) spends the next 20 years of her life doing everything in her power to prove his innocence. Theres no doubt this is an extraordinary story, but director Tony Goldwyn structures the movie in a way that makes Kenny unsympathetic, which means were less invested in Betty Annes quest. Rated R.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. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Whats amazing about Hereafter is that in 129 minutes, nothing happens. Three separate storylines, location shooting in London, Paris and San Francisco, and nothing. For a movie that aspires to explore what happens after we die, all it really explores is what happens when you focus on pathetically boring people with nothing to do. Youd think with Clint Eastwood directing a script by Peter Morgan (Frost/ Nixon) thered be some original, bold things to say about life and mortality. But no. Not even close. What we do get are three disparate storylines that barely connect.George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, French journalist Marie (Ccile de France) has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (George McLaren and Frankie McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers.The biggest problem with Mr. Morgans script isnt that the characters dont physically intersect more, its that thematically the stories dont connect. The whole point of exploring mortality issues from three perspectives is to allow the actions in one storyline to reflect and/ or enhance the other storylines. But that never happens here; its as if each character is in his/her own movie that has nothing to do with the others until the very end, and by then its too late. If each individual journey were interesting, this might be forgivable, but really only Georges plotline is compelling. He views his ability to communicate with the dead as a curse, which is fascinating, especially with his avaricious brother (Jay Mohr) trying to exploit his gift for profit. When George meets Melanie (Bryce Dallas Howard) at a cooking class and they strike up a flirtation, he knows his ability is both the most interesting thing about him and the one surefire way to ruin any future they might have. More focus on George would have been welcome, especially since so little is offered with Marie and Marcus. Mr. Eastwood uses catastrophic events to try to drive home some emotion, and both the Indonesian tsunami that Marie survives and the London subway bombing that Marcus avoids are nicely done. But other than that, the characters never approach being interesting. That Hereafter will go down as the most boring and directionless film of 2010 goes without saying. That it couldve been something great might be an overstatement, but the truth is its a big tease: It never really delves into what happens in the afterlife; its only about people who are curious about what happens after we die. And when they dont find answers, were all left scratching our heads. 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 HereafterIs it worth $10? No >> Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay shortly after losing a friend in an accident. He died so suddenly, so violently, he said. It made no sense. His spirit was still so alive around us, at his funeral I was probably thinking what everyone else was: Where has he gone? in the know danHUDAK


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C13 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,My husband and I love fresh seafood and we order it whenever we go out to eat. But Im afraid to cook it at home. Do you have any suggestions? Ann Marie, Naples A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm1/2 Price on Selected AppetizersBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line! Dear Ann Marie,Many people are hesitant to cook seafood at home for fear of overcooking or ruining an expensive piece of fish. This concern may be a result of a bad experience, or just a general belief that seafood is difficult to cook. In reality, seafood is one of the easiest and fastest forms of protein to successfully cook at home. The seafood professor consulted several experts and complied a Seafood Cooking Guide for cooking various forms of seafood. Cut out the Guide and keep it handy for your reference. Here are some general suggestions: Start with the best ingredients. Poor quality cannot be improved by cooking. Cook most seafood quickly at a high temperature to lock in flavor and moisture A good rule of thumb is to cook fresh fish for ten (10) minutes per inch of thickness at 450F. So if your piece of fish is thick, the total cooking time is 71/2 minutes.If you are using more than one cooking method, sear and bake for example, include both cooking methods in the total cooking time. If you have a fish fillet which is not uniform in thickness, fold under the thinner parts to get a consistent thickness then measure for cooking time. Dont be afraid to try frozen fish also. Just double the cooking time. Frozen fish can be high quality, and it is very convenient. Eight aspiring TV stars from Collier and Lee counties have made the cut and will headline WGCU Public Medias first-ever television show for children and by children. Curious Kids will premier in March; the soon-to-be stars of the program were selected during a series of auditions from more than 125 local youth. They are: Callie Atkinson, 11, a student at Cypress Lake Middle School and the daughter of Paul and Ranae Atkinson of Fort Myers; Caera Beightol, 12, the homeschooled daughter of Neal and Joanne Beightol, of Marco Island; Riley Howington, 9, Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School; Gary and Lonni Howington, Fort Myers; Tyler Kremkau, 13, the homeschooled son of Michael and Kelly Kremkau of Naples; Jake Mann, 9, The Sanibel School; Todd and Renee Mann of Sanibel Island; Aeliyah Mitchell, 11, a student at Palmetto Elementary School and the daughter of Allen and Crystal Mitchell of Naples; Cody Vagle, 11, who attends Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School and is the son of Tory and Lori Vagle of Fort Myers; and Raphael Ruiz, 11, attends Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School and is the son of Alice Flukman Ruiz and Fabian Ruiz of Fort Myers. These young people are destined to be stars in whatever they decide to do in their lives, says childrens enterainer and Curious Kids producer Rosie Emery. Were just happy that they want to shine on Curious Kids. Craig Price, performing arts director at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, is the shows assistant director. The program will premiere in March 2011 on WGCU-TV and will also be available at and at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, which is slated to open in fall 2011. Cmon will also serve as a backdrop for the show as it explores themes of My Self, My Backyard and My World. Segments will be inspired by the World Caf exhibit at Cmon. Every three months the exhibit and a segment of the TV show will explore a new country. Lights, camera Local youngsters sign on to star as Curious KidsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOShown here with Curious Kids producer Rosie Emery and assistant director Craig Price (seated) are, front row: Raphael Ruiz, Cody Vagle, Riley Howington and Jake Mann; back row: Aeliyah Mitchell, Callie Atkinson, Tyler Kremkau and Caera Beightol.


C14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE TENNIS 1970 Sungold girls Ball swirls Tumbling hair Laughter share Game won Great fun Shade tree Drink tea Slim limbs Laze loose Freckled arms Youthful charms Silken hands Wedding bands TENNIS 40 YEARS ON Sunblocked dames Two set games No rush Hot flush Bandaged knees Throaty wheeze Boiled milk skin Hardly thin Forgotten score Joints sore Massage thighs Winded sighs Upperarms flap Timeout! Nap. Tanya HochschildA handful of Summers two sonnets We received more than 90 entries for Florida Weeklys latest writing challenge. Our editors are poring through all the submissions and picking their favorites. 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 does not supply any photos or prompts. We asked that compositions have some connection with Southwest Florida, but beyond that purposefully vague request, participants were free to take it wherever they wanted. Prose fiction submissions could not exceed 2,800 words. Poetry could not exceed 75 lines. There was no minimum requirement. Submissions had to be e-mailed by 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 to freestyle@ 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. The winners will appear in next weeks Arts and Entertainment section. Here are some poetry submissions that are in the running: Writing contest judging beginsWinners will be announced next week Falling in love is intoxicating, unpredictable and dangerous. Those who have known great passion and loss appreciate the stakes. A spell of enchantment promises bliss and forever, but the images require a strong light to sort out the real from the imaginary. Is it love or infatuation, soul connection or obsession, bonding attachment or primal quest for fusion? One road leads to engagement, the other to oblivion. Eros euphoric fluid is released and the journey is begun. Lovers voyage into the pond of narcissus, where infinity is mirrored in the eyes of the beloved. The envisioned unity of spirits is at hand. The longing for intimate communion, for soulful alliance has arrived, and so the garden is entered. But things are seldom what they seem. The magicians zeal is joined by the beholders complicity and one nurtures the others illusions. The promise, so ethereal, so ephemeral falls into shadow. The romantic fog has evolved into a harsher reality. Where there was confidence there is now doubt. Trust has been replaced by jealousy, love by obsession. Now, there is an obsessor and an obsessee. Both play their roles as designed by a master script. In the wake of Eros passionate reign, humiliating attachment and guilt prevail. Desperate clinging and feelings of engulfment fill the moments of this once-exulted union. A river bears no remorse for the flooded banks, nor does Eros atone for lives drenched in a sea of tears. Erotic love seeks the forward thrust. Only Apollos gift of will can halt the stride Love does not bind the spirit of another or renounce the others claim to freedom. Bonded love is freely chosen and grows in a garden of generosity. Fusion is obsessive love born of fear and maintained by the illusion of scarcity. Love flourishes only when Cupids arrow pierces the heart of another truly known. Selwyn MillsCupids Arrow FloridaA welcome warmth embracing me each day. Wide blue skies, almost too intense to bear. A yellow shimmer rising from roadways. Green grass and fronds turned olive in sunlight, Shallow, dense waters sheltering ancient life. Sunsets of unimaginable saffron splendor. Finally I have found my home. John Condit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 TM I have missed Lupe Solano, Carolina Garcia-Aguileras frank and flirtatious Cuban-American private investigator. After an eight-year absence, this delightful and distinctive series resumes with Bloody Twist, once again taking us through the Miami and Miami Beach neighborhoods that the author portrays with affectionate good humor. Lupe is simultaneously a pleasure-loving young lady and a dedicated professional. Always ready for another Cuban meal and another toss in the sheets with a lover, she nevertheless takes her business seriously, and shes good at it.Or she was. Lupe, seriously wounded on her last case two years back (Bitter Sugar), harbors doubts about whether or not she has recovered sufficiently to be on top of her game. At the close of a surveillance episode, the author has Lupe insist: Although I was a bit rusty, Id never really forgotten how to do it. The rust shows, and there is a bit of rust, too, spotting this authors usual polish. However, the qualities that have engaged readers of this series in the past are still there and in great abundance. In this story, Lupe is hired by her frequent employer, defense attorney and Lupe-lover Tommy MacDonald, to help build the case that will exonerate his client, a gorgeous and seemingly sweet specialty call girl named Madeline Marie Meadows. Her specialty? Managing to charge $5,000 a visit while remaining an authenticated virgin. Is this outlandish? Of course. Can Ms. Garcia-Aguilera make us believe it? Well, even Lupe is skeptical, though she understands that the competitive male ego includes plenty of wealthy gentlemen who would like to earn the reputation and the prize of changing Madelines status. Madeline is about to be charged with multiple murders when she asks Tommy to take her case. The police have discovered that a gun bearing Madelines fingerprints has been used in several murders, and each victim has some relationship with Madeline. One is a man whom she was supposed to marry, but there was a falling out. Another is a prominent client named Robinson. Another is Dr. Steinberg, her gynecologist the person who authenticates Madelines virgin status once a week. Tommy, who distrusts parts of Madelines story, wants Lupe to investigate the clients background, as well as the background of the victims. Is she ready to resume active investigations? Readers will find out with her. Oddly, Lupe is tipped off by former lover and Miami homicide detective Maxwell Anderson that shed better look very closely at Madelines background. This tip comes from the man who will be working for the prosecutor, a woman who would love to discredit Lupe. As readers follow Lupes investigation, they meet Napoleon and Josephine, Madelines killer Chihuahuas who were trained by the sleazy Loredo twins, her pimps. Lupe assigns investigative tasks to Sweet Suzanne, an established Miami madam, and to Nestor, an expert investigator who has worked with Lupe in the past. She also leans on her otherwise unemployable office manager, cousin Leo, one of several outlandish figures in the authors comic collection. Late in the novel, Lupe is truly shaken when she finds that her office has been ransacked. Is she up to seeing it through? While the investigation is in itself engaging, it receives competition from Ms. Garcia-Aguileras detailed presentation of Lupes family life, part of a larger portrait of Miamis Cuban-American community. It competes, as well, with Lupes obsession with the architecturally savvy parrots building away in the tree outside of her office, with her culinary habits, with her worries over finding time to buy a birthday present for her father, and with many other endearing aspects of this authors characterbuilding and world-building style. At once over-the-top and down to earth, Bloody Twist cant help but make readers smile. Welcome back to Lupe Solano and her creator, about whom you can find out more at FLORIDA WRITERS The return of Lupe Solana brings amusement and intrigue BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Bloody Twist, by Carolina GarciaAguilera. Miramar. 270 pages. $12.95 (specially priced at $2.99 for Kindle edition) e s o n ded dliii k f t l t M t p t m t t u L t e b t e M t p c L a t GARCIA-AGUILERA


C16 WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Its never to early to book your trip to Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina*Month of September day trips on Monday, Thursday or Saturday. Call for information, qualications and reservations. w w w w FANTASY FEST CRUISEOctober 30th departing Fort Myers Beach @ 10:00AM departing Key West @ Midnight HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CRUISE$75*ROUND TRIP UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS10/31:Childrens Day11/01:Eco Week 201011/04:19th Annual Parrot Heads in Key West11/05:FIRM 3-Day Bicycling Event11/05:The MARC Family: A Photographic Exhibition River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best 239-325-8188 www.real tnessgroup.com2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 34110REAL FITNESS is designed to give you REAL RESULTS by coaching you through a high intensity workout that puts P90X to shame. Stay motivated, safe and reach your tness goals with our certi ed Cross t coaches who add a personal touch to each workout. FREE 7 DAY PASSExpires 11/30/10 Before After THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 8 P.M.Your Voice: Constitutional Amendments: Floridas Changing ConstitutionThe state of Florida has more ways to amend its constitution than any other state. Since 1976, citizen initiatives have made it on the ballot 33 times, while the Legislature has placed 75 proposed constitutional amendments before voters. Many believe this is true democracy in action. Others say this power is being misused. What does it all mean? Your Voice will examine Floridas changing constitution as we hear from political experts, historians and take viewer calls. (Simulcast on WGCU-FM 90.1) FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 8:30 P.M. FGCU PerspectivesFlorida Gulf Coast University faculty members discuss issues of importance to Southwest Florida. Hosted by Kevin Pierce. SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 10:30 P.M. Are You Being Served? The staff of the once-upscale but now antiquated Grace Brothers department store partake in innuendo-laden banter and have a penchant for slapstick and over-the-top personalities. SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Blind Banker When a banker is found dead inside his locked apartment, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) follow the clues that lead to an underground crime gang. But who is the leader pulling the strings? Alan Cumming hosts. MONDAY, NOV. 1, 8 P.M.Antiques Roadshow: Politically CollectA salute to Americas passion for collecting and electing, featuring keepsakes of political battles long past. TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 8 P.M. NOVA: Trapped in an Elevator Across North America, elevators move 325 million passengers every day. NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines and investigates personal stories of those who have been caught inside when they fail. 11 P.M. PBS NEWSHOURSpecial Report: Election results coverage. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 8 p.m.Secrets of the Dead: The Silver PharaohThe royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. So why hasnt the world heard about it? 9 P.M. Circus: First of May/One Ring Family Part 1 Go behind the scenes and meet the fascinating, wildly diverse Big Apple Circus family the clowns and the wire-walkers, the front office staff and the rough-and-tumble ring crew as they gear up for their annual 350-performance tour. Feel the tension mount as rivalries and romances blossom and the circus first dress rehearsal approaches. The show is nowhere near ready and the fate of more than a few performers hangs in the balance. This week on WGCU TV Sherlock


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C17 The Choirs of University presentsIn ParadisumCh a Re ec on Bac b Faure' October 29 at 7:00 pm Auditions set for dancers, musicians, actorsIf youve got talent and can commit to rehearsal and performance schedules, these groups would love to hear from you: The Naples Players hold auditions for the Tobye Studio production Art of Murder, a skillful, witty, award-winning mystery by Joe DiPietro, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Sugden Community Theatre. The play about an eccentric painter, his wary wife and unethical art dealer will run Feb. 2-26. No audition appointment necessary. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10. 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. Full scholarships will be made available to any boy who auditions and is able to show a complete dedication to the dance program he is placed in thereafter. Scholarships do not require any level of ballet experience or skill. All tuition fees will be waived regardless of parental income. The academy promotes the traditions and discipline of the Russian Vaganova style of ballet. For more information, call 732-1000 or e-mail 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. The play will run on the main stage in Blackburn Hall March 2-April 2. Call for an audition appointment by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10: 434-7340, ext. 10. Give it a try


C18 WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $11.99Entree SpecialIncludes FREE soup or salad, glass of house wine and ice cream dessert Expires 11/11/10.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 11/11/10. $5.00 Express Lunch Specials11-2 pm Happy Hour 5-7 pm 2 for 1 well, house wine or beer! Dinner Show Nov 7!Reservations a Must! Call for Info! Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront Inn You won't want to miss them! All the games Widescreen HD TV Tailgate specials beginning at 12:00 pm NFL SUNDAY TICKET! 1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info Enough said... Now be there! KIDS EAT FREE!!! Country-store collectibles still are selling well if theyre large, colorful and have unusual graphics or wording. Huge signs made of paper, tin or enamel and giant floor-size coffee grinders are wanted by collectors and decorators. Also popular are cabinets kept on store shelves or counters in the early 1900s that feature a door with a lithographed tin front. Diamond Dyes cabinets were made with at least six different fronts that picture young children, washer women or fairies. Inside were small sections that held paper packets of dye. Humphreys, a company that made many types of homeopathic and veterinary medicines, used cabinets picturing a horses head or a woman with a lion. A Putnam Dyes cabinet shows a Revolutionary war hero, Gen. Israel Putnam, trying to escape from a group of British redcoats on horseback. Less popular with collectors are cabinets with tin fronts that list the medicines inside. Recently a Dr. Lesures Famous Remedies Veterinarian cabinet was sold by Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pa. It pictures a horses head looking through a hole in a wall. The great graphic helped push the price to over $4,000, four times the presale estimate. Q: I collect the marbleized pottery made by Niloak Pottery of Benton, Ark. I have been told the colors of the clay are natural, taken from local clay banks. But I have also been told the color was added. Which is true? A: The clay beds found near Benton are of several colors red, cream, brown, gray and beige. But when the clays are heated, the color burns out. So Bullet Hyten, Niloaks owner, decided to add color. Cobalt oxide was added to make blue, ferric oxide for red, chromic oxide for gray. He also developed and patented a method of firing the pieces, because each type of clay required a slightly different temperature. Marbleized Niloak was made from 1910 to 1946. Q: I have an old dower chest with a lid marked Original Roos Mfg. Co., Chicago, Illinois, Est. 1871. Can you tell me anything about it? A: We receive many questions about Roos chests. It appears that there were two different Roos furniture companies in Chicago. The firms were probably related, perhaps by just two generations, because each was headed by a man named Edward Roos. Your chest was made by the older company, which by the 1880s was manufacturing cabinets, tables, curtain poles and cornices. The second company, Ed Roos Co. of Forest Park, concentrated on making chests and was in business from 1916 to 1951.Old store displays attract buyers interest today terryKOVEL KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C19 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 Q: I have a toy typewriter that my sister had when she was a little girl about 70 years ago. It has a round dial with numbers and letters on it and the words Dial Typewriter. In the center of the dial, the letters MAR are on top of two crossed bars. The letters and numbers are also printed on the flat keyboard. We would like to find out about the manufacturer of this toy typewriter and if it has any value.A: The two bars are the letter X, which is part of the Louis Marx and Co. logo. Your toy typewriter was made by Marx in the 1930s. The typewriter was first advertised in a 1933 Sears catalog. It sold for $1.39. Value today: about $25 to $50.Q: Am I the only person who collects plastic take-apart keychain puzzles? I need information on who made them when and what theyre worth. A: The Internet has made it easier to find collectors with a specialized interest. Several sites can found by searching for keychain history. The sites include photos, prices and collectors suggestions concerning makers, value and history. A few puzzles have been identified and dated because of their packaging or markings. Almost none found today still have the original paper that explained the solution. Most have even lost the keychain, but the loop or hole for the chain is enough identification. It is thought by some that the first plastic take-apart keychain puzzle was sold at the 1939 Worlds Fair. It was shaped like the Trylon and Perisphere, the fairs logo. Puzzle keychains were among the hundreds of Schmoo items sold after the character was introduced in the Lil Abner comic strip in 1948. A 1952 puzzle shaped like a spaceship was made by Champion Plastics Corp. of New York. We have seen lists of makers that include Lionel (man on a motorcycle), Kawada of Japan (bowling pin and large ball), PlasTrix Co. of Brooklyn (a Roy Rogers straight shooter) and Lucky Pup (A ToyTrix toy). Prices for keychain puzzles, with or without a chain, are $5 to $50 or a quarter at a yard sale. Tip: Sculptures should be dusted with a clean, dry paintbrush. Never use water. 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. 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 PHOTOThe lithographed tin picture of a horse staring from this medicine cabinet added to its value. The store cabinet for Dr. Lesures Remedies sold for $4,095. a rs al e tds I n h e o p h e re at ld he oy as e k so F t h sp P u am of af w L i i n sh w p i N se COURTESYPHOTO


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C22 WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Vendors scheduled to participate include:Advocare, Arbonne, Avon, Blush Envy, Christmas Shoppe, Clean Naples, Costco Naples, Creative Memories, Gigi Hill Bags, Kidz Rock Music, Lia Sophia, Mannatech, Mary Kay, Michis Paper Arts, Naples Olive Oil Co., Palmetto Patch Nature Store, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Pierre & Harry Pearls, Premier Designs Jewelry, Princess House, Shaklee, Silpada, Silveran Gold Naples, Stampin Up, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Wild Red Rose Designs, and Willow HouseSponsors Include:A Showcase of more than 35 home party and gift vendors.Afternoon Tea, Wine and Desserts will be served.Sunday, November 7 1-4 pmRookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples $5 admission and sales benet: Friends of Rookery Bay For more information call (239) 417-6310 Costco Naples Annie's Sustainable Table COMPLIMENTARY HAIRCUT WITH COLOR 25% OFF ANY HAIRCUT! Fall Specialor (239) 254-9006 Women voters welcome Florida league presidentThe League of Women Voters of Collier County will welcome Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, to the leagues general membership luncheon beginning at noon Monday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Naples. During her four years as president of the League of Women Voters of Orange County, Ms. Macnab increased membership by 300 percent, initiated a monthly TV program called Hot Topics and was recognized for an award-winning voter services campaign by the national league. The public is welcome to join league members for lunch and the program. Call 263-4656 or visit www.lwvcolliercounty. org for reservations. For more information about the League of Women Voters of Collier County, contact Eileen Mann at 594-2156 or Ikebana club meets Nov. 3Ikebana 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. A member ginza precedes each meeting, and a light luncheon follows 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. 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 dues are $30 for an individual or $40 for a family. For more information, e-mail or visit Gemuetlichkeit welcomes backGerman American Club starts the new season The 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. CLUB NOTES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C23 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 BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 0 0 0 0 Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. MOPS meets twice a monthMothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays at Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway. Moms socialize and enjoy speakers. Childcare is available. For more information, call 261-7486 or visit www. Get acquainted with newcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. A wide variety of other club activities are organized and directed by an allvolunteer board of directors. A monthly newsletter keeps members informed of programs and activities. For more information, e-mail or visit www. Guild supports Opera NaplesThe Opera Naples Guild was formed to foster community outreach and cooperation among arts organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Membership is open to all, and members become involved with Opera Naples in numerous ways, including: volunteering in various capacities during the performance season and throughout the year; participating in educational outreach programs; attending dress rehearsals; participating in opera study groups, lectures and demonstrations; assisting with fundraising events; and traveling to performances by other opera companies. The guild also sponsors and/or assists with activities such as luncheons in advance of each new production, opening night cast parties and end-of-season events. Annual membership in the Opera Naples Guild is $35 per person or $50 per couple. To join or for more information, call 514-SING or visit www.operanaples. org. CLUB NOTES


C24 WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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)Take your gift list to Rookery BayGet all your holiday shopping done in one day when more than 35 home party and gift vendors sell their products at the Party of All Parties from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Vendors will include: Advocare, Arbonne, Avon, Blush Envy, Christmas Shoppe, Clean Naples, Costco Naples, Creative Memories, Gigi Hill Bags, Kidz Rock Music, Lia Sophia, Mannatech, Mary Kay, Michis Paper Arts, Naples Olive Oil Co., Palmetto Patch Nature Store, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Pierre & Harry Pearls, Premier Designs Jewelry, Princess House, Shaklee, Silpada, Silveran Gold Naples, Stampin Up, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, 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 Friends of Rookery Bay. Many will include online sales made up to several weeks after the Party of All Parties. Admission is $5 per person and includes hot tea, iced tea, wine and desserts. For more information, call 4176310. 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. Try If the Shoe Fits on for sizeThe eighth annual If the Shoe Fits, a benefit for the Take Stock in Children program of the Education Foundation of Collier County, takes place Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops. About 300 guests will shop, bid on auction items and enjoy food and drink including the signature Shoetini provided by sponsors McCormick & Schmicks and Pinnacle Vodka. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 643-4755. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 A&E C25 THANKSGIVING! Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Naples Princess. Relax this Thanksgiving. Treat you and your family to a cruise and traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the water! e es parn cookin, n me !Thursday, November 25, 2010 Early Dinner: 12-2pm Sunset Dinner: 4:45-6:45pm $55.95* per adult $27.95* per child Call (239) 649-2275 for CAPRIA TASTE OF ITALY TUESDAY 4 9 PM DINE-IN ONLY1/2 Price NY Style Cheese Pizza LIVEEntertainment6 NIGHTS A WEEK PIZZERIA ~ RISTORANTE ~ LOUNGE 11140 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239.594.3500 Riverchase Plaza at US 41 & Immokalee 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 $15.00Red Cross getting ready for gift seasonThe Collier County chapter of the American Red Cross hosts Red, White & Brew from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Hilton Naples. Proceeds will help fill Stockings for the Troops packages for military personnel stationed overseas. The local ARC sends more than 1,000 packages to troops every year. Guests at Red, White & Brew will enjoy hors doeuvres, live entertainment by The Andrews Sisters and a raffle and silent auction. Sponsorships are still available, and silent auction donations are welcome. Tickets for $50 per person are available by calling Julie Fuller at 596-6868, ext. 22, e-mailing or visiting Handbag Happy Hour at Miromar centerThe eighth annual ICAN Handbag Happy Hour is set for Friday, Nov. 5, at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the party begins at 5 p.m. Donations include an autographed PUCCI handbag from Gwyneth Paltrow. Chicos FAS is designing a one-of-a-kind purse for the live auction. Sponsorship packages from $500 to $5,000 are still available. Tickets are $75. For more information, contact Mitch Haley at the Island Coast AIDS Network, 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail Book your tickets for casino nightFriends of the Library of Collier County are betting in Red, White & Roulette, their second annual casino night, to raise funds for the Collier County library system. The gaming and more fun begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, visit Catholic Charities plans Veterans Day dinner Catholic Charities of Collier County will host America the Beautiful, a Veterans Day dinner and fundraiser in honor of all military service men and women, veterans and chaplains, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Parisih Life Center at St. John the Evangelist Church. Paul Todd and Friends will perform their new America the Beautiful concert. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of eight and 10 are available. Proceeds will to Catholic Charities of Collier County efforts, especially the School on Wheels program in Immokalee and various scholarships for counseling services. For more information and to purchase tickets, call CCCC at 455-2655 or Paul Todd Charities at 262-6577. SAVE THE DATE


C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 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@ 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 WINE BEER TASTINGS Great Wine Doesnt Have to be Expensive BUY 2 BOTTLESReceive 1FREEselect products Equal or Lesser ValueThe sixth annual Physicians Talent ShowA benefit for the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund1. Katie Bitel and Kristy Timm 2. Christina Goldstein and Maida Sperandeo 3. Don Wiggins and Dr. David Wilkinson 4. Carole and Will Yellin 5. Eileen Carter, Sherry Break and Rebecca Lemon 6. Jennifer and Kevin Walker and Sara Billings 7. Mary Alice Armstrong and Ann Margaret Ross 8. Philippe, Isabella and Lisa Boer and Jeanne Harvey 9. Keith Dallas, Joe Chicurel and Noreen MurrayCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY78 1 56 7 9 3 2 4 8


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Cambier ParkWe 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@ Alice Nowicki, Rita Harding and Jim Quinn2. The orchestra3. Alden, Jeanne and Conner Harding4. Marilyn Brinks5. Loraine Clare and Stephen Davies6. Judi Longworth and Gillian Campbell7. Jerome and Catherine Casciero8. Howard and Jenevieve WillisCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY Italian is more fun at Buca. HOORAY FOR GIANT MEATBALLS. Delicious, family-style food and all the fun of an Italian gathering. Its a recipe for good times. One coupon per visit per table. Must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Unauthorized internet distribution or resale is strictly prohibited. Not refundable or redeemable for cash. Excludes banquet and group menus, tax, alcohol, gratuity and purchase of gift cards. Valid for dine in or Buca To Go. Expires 11/30/10. LMP$offANY PURCHASE OF $20 OR MORE$10offNAPLES8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 1 5 6 8 7 2 3 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 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Women Supporting Women Bowl for a Cure at Beacon BowlMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSFar left: Miriam Ross Left: Susie Dollman, Stacey Cannington and Claudine Leger-Wetzel 1. Christine Denault and Sue Weidlich2. Donna Bryan, Connie Stanley, Alice Carlson and Theresa Carollo3. Tina Bert, Tania Gatt-McGirl and Marie Christine St. Pierre4. Susan Bigsby and Angela Douglas5. Linda Simon, Lynn Grewe, Jean Pikus, Leslie Turruellas and Kim Strusky 1 2 3 45


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 8 A Bosom Buddies celebration at Saks Fifth Avenue Lets Push Pink at Noodles1. Crystal Ciccarelli 2. Paul Gloersen and Andrena Dimitrijevic 3. Stan Fogg 4. Janet Brune and Rick WalkerBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Shannon Denton and Elizabeth Weaver2. Joann Walsh and Joetta Abbazio3. Dr. Sam Tunkle and Dr. Justin Warner4. Charlie Sherrill 1 3 4 2 14 3 2


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Cannot be combined with any other o ers. One coupon per table. Expires 10/31/10OFFENTIRE BILLJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTed Hudgins pours wine in class.Southwest Florida is stepping to the head of the hospitality class, thanks to a new wine tasting laboratory at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Resort and Hospitality Management Programs Wine Tasting, Merchandising and Technology course trains future food and beverage professionals in the art of designing wine programs for restaurants, resorts and private clubs. This class and program lifts the bar for training, overall service and customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry in Southwest Florida, says Sherie Brezina, director of FGCUs Resort and Hospitality Management Program. We are providing a wonderful forum that allows students to learn and investigate the wine business. This will translate into additional sales of wine and food in restaurants and clubs by providing well-trained professionals who understand how food and wine integrate in their business. The lab in FGCUs Sugden Hall is modeled after the tasting room at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. It features three tiers of theater-style seating with built-in spittoon sinks and strings of LED lights for visually evaluating the wine as well as large flat-panel screens overhead for video and internet presentations, linked to the adjoining commercial kitchen. Classes are designed for students with all levels of wine experience. The focus is on learning how to taste wines and is open to all FGCU students. At a recent class, instructor Ted Hudgins led students through a tasting of wines from the French regions of Languedoc, Loire, and Alsace. As a trained Culinary Institute of America chef and former wine salesman, Mr. Hudgins (now a practicing Naples tax attorney) brings an experts focus to food and wine pairing. Before pouring the wines, he provided a primer to about 20 students on principles of pairing foods with wines. First, he told them, decide which is the star of the evening: the food or the wine. Giving a chef the freedom to create a special dinner allows him or her to exercise creativity. If its the food thats the focus that night, select wines that wont overshadow the dishes. If the wine should be center stage, design a meal that lets them shine. He devotes much of the rest of the class to discussing the wines, melding narrative about France, each regions terrain and the dishes for which its known. Languedoc, a southern region along the Mediterranean, features full-bodied reds and lighter style whites. Winemakers here have an open attitude towards blending wines, Mr. Hudgins said. They do not have the old traditional styles to fight against like in Bordeaux and Burgundy. The names are not userfriendly, but the wines have great value. You can put them on your wine list starting at about $24. He broke out a variety of bottles including Picpoul de Pinet 2009 from Hughes de Beauvignac, made of the picpoul grape, which is unique to the area. The wine has nice fruit on the nose with flavors of pear and some apple. Wine-growing regions traditionally match the diet of the area, so this would go well with raw shellfish, oysters or scallops, he explained. His lecture moved around the country, heading north to the Loire Valley. Students tasted Vouvray and Sancerre, with Mr. Hudgins encouraging them to identify some of the flavors in the wines and suggest food pairings. These wines cry out for foods, he said, especially something briny from the sea. From the Chinon district, they sampled Domaine de la Semellerie 2009, a lighter cabernet franc, with cherries on the nose, a dry finish and some acid, making it a good mate for rich fare like foie gras.The course is designed to give students an overview of wine and wine marketing so that when they get a job as an assistant F&B director, they have a basic working knowledge and a desire to learn more and evolve, he said. We are not training them to be sommeliers, but we want graduates to know how to work with sommeliers and wait staff, interact with the salespeople and coordinate with the marketing department.Wine sales can be a lucrative part of a resorts overall profitability, he said. Students need to recognize proper beverage management is as important as controlling food costs, risk management or proper budgeting. Not all the students who take the class plan careers in food and beverage. I am a health major, said Allie Krider, a senior from Fort Lauderdale. I think this course is great for future networking. Its really nice to know how to order wines in a restaurant. And its not just tasting the wine, its how wine and food go together. I found out that I love New Zealand sauvignon blanc. It is such a Florida lifestyle wine, perfect for enjoying while sitting around the pool. Dr. Brezina envisions expanding such opportunities to the public in the future. First and foremost, it must have an academic purpose, she said. After that, the next layer will be selective use by the community. We want to manage it in a way to benefit the students and the community. Wine tasting joins curriculum at Florida Gulf Coast University VINO jimMcCRACKEN


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Friday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Artichoke and Company : Enjoy a five-course dinner featuring the wines of Caymus Vineyards and dinner prepared by Chef Brian Gorman; 4370 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 263-6979. Saturday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt : More than 40 vendors set up for the North Naples Green Market, with booths offering fresh and organic produce, gluten-free goodies and more; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 594-9358. Saturday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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. 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 all-natural sweets and alternative treats; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Decanted Wines: Learn the basics of wine tasting; $20 (with $10 credit toward purchase that night), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:30-6:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church : A seasonal farmers market takes place weekly through April 6, featuring local produce, breads, baked goods, seafood, Greek specialties, Italian food and sauces, coffee, orchids, soaps and more; 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines : Savor the diverse wines of Chile and Argentina, including the increasingly popular Malbec and carmenere; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Explore the diversity of the Napa Valley in this session that will include wines from Carneros, Oakville, Yountville and point in between; $15 (with $5 credit toward purchase that evening), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations recommended. Sunday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bank of Naples: A pet-friendly seasonal farmers market features artwork, handmade jewelry, crafts, organic produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, collectibles, pet produces, home improvement items and more; 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Submit listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR s ro m e a nd re dg) 4 If you havent been to The Grape at Coconut Point recently, you might not be aware that the menu has expanded beyond munchies and there are more substantive tables upon which to dine. Considering that the restaurant earned a Wine Spectator award for its wine list, it seemed a waste not to be able to enjoy a full meal while exploring some of the 70 wines available by the glass and still more by the bottle. On a previous visit, I found that not all of the wines listed on the menu were available. I was hopeful that The Grapes Wine Spectator award would ensure that was no longer the case. Unfortunately, the first two we asked for werent available, and another one requested later in the meal wasnt in stock either. Even more disappointing was that when our glasses of Bridlewood viognier and Conundrum, a white blend, did arrive, the wines were not sufficiently chilled. This is, after all, a wine bar. If theres any place at which you should be certain the wines on the menu will be in stock and served at the proper temperature, this would be it. In addition to adding full entrees to the lineup, The Grape also offers a sushi menu that includes individual items (nigiri) and rolls as well as nibbles such as edamame, shrimp gyoza (dumplings), seaweed salad and squid salad.A High Noon roll ($12) began the meal well. It was filled with lump crabmeat a fine departure from the faux crab customarily used in sushi rolls tuna, mango and avocado with a sprinkling of fish roe on top. A more generous application of the crunchy orange fish eggs would have enhanced the roll, but the mlange of flavors and textures combined with wasabi and a touch of soy made it an enjoyable starter.Both a caprese salad ($10) and fried calamari ($9) were sizeable dishes, either of which could well serve two as an appetizer. The calamari was coated in a tasty breading and had been properly fried so that it wasnt greasy. A spicy aioli served with it needed more zing. The caprese contained thick slices of tomato and mozzarella with large fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. It could have used some ground pepper, but our server offered none and there wasnt any on the table. I wound up having most of it packed up anyway since it would hold up for another day. It proved a satisfying lunch the following day (this time with ground pepper and more balsamic, which added some needed flavor to the mix).From the entrees, we tried one of the days specials: grilled scallops and shrimp on fennel puree with purple potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes ($22), along with the penne with chicken, asparagus and sundried tomatoes in a pesto cream sauce ($14) on the menu.The shrimp and scallop special was worthy of the designation. The seafood was tender, juicy and fresh tasting. The puree had a subtle flavor but could have had a more assertive fennel flavor. The veggies were colorful and properly cooked. The penne dish was not as successful. It was largely pasta with a smattering of chicken chunks, asparagus and tomatoes. There should have been more chicken and vegetables, and the sauce needed more basil and perhaps garlic. We finished by sharing a slice of apple pie a la mode ($8). It was served slightly warmed, the apple filling laced with fragrant cinnamon, drizzled with a bit of caramel sauce and accompanied by vanilla ice cream, but the dish was marred by a soggy crust. The Grape has a variety of spaces from which to choose. We sat at table that was relatively roomy as two-tops go, with comfortable, well-upholstered burgundy chairs. Unfortunately, the table was somewhat in the runway and servers had to maneuver around us and one another when passing into kitchen and the adjoining room with its banquettes, a handful of tables and colorful mural of a group gathered for socializing and wine tasting. The bar itself is attractive and appears a popular spot at which to socialize and drink. A one-man band was set up just outside, but a large opening behind him and speakers facing the bar meant that there would be no missing the music no matter where you sat. Considering that patrons were primarily in their 20s to 40s, the musicians choice of music Old Black Magic, Summer Wind and The Lady is a Tramp, for example seemed incongruous. The upgraded menu is a step forward. Now the chef has to show a more adventurous hand when it comes to sauces, all of which were on the timid side. And for an establishment that purportedly specializes in wine, its imperative that someone makes sure that whats advertised is whats delivered. karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Choices abound at The Grape, but theres still some refining to do The Grape>> Hours: 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Sushi, $5$14; appetizers, $8-$15; sandwiches, $10-$14; entrees, $14$25 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: At the bar, at banquettes, conventional tables indoors and outside >> Specialties of the house: Cheese and charcuterie, caprese, crab-stuffed Portobello, fried calamari, penne chicken and asparagus, grilled salmon, Cajun shrimp >> Volume: Moderate to loud >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: coconutpoint.shtml >> Etc: Dog lovers are invited to the Howl-OWeen Canine Costume Contest and Tricks for Treats bene t for Wee Waggin Rescue, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Admission is $20, which includes two glasses of wine and a buffet. Call 571-1692 for reservations.Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Coconut Point, 23161 Village Shops Way, Estero; 992-5040SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor if you go Clockwise from left: One of the nightly specials features shrimp and scallops on fennel puree with vegetables; The Grapes High Noon roll combines lump crabmeat, mango, tuna and avocado in seaweed and sushi rice; the classic caprese consists of slices of tomato and mozzarella with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY r ly KAR EN FEL DMA N / FL ORI DA WEE KLY ll s as z a d and s qu id salad ) began the meal m p crabmeat m the f a ux sushi n d n ge h anced o f f lavors i th wasabi and enjo y able starter 1 0) and fried cala dishes either of o as an appetizer. o ated in a tast y lfid

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