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Dont miss this opportunity!WHEN & WHERE The problem with any and all elections in the United States is religious. Elections big or small, midterm or term, should be celebrated as national sacred ceremonies. But weve consistently failed to recognize that fact ever since Election Day 1828, when newly elected President Andrew Jackson invited the public to the White House for the first and last time. Were people too busy to come? Were they out chopping wood or shooting Native Americans or plowing the south 40 or buying and selling Nigerians and Namibians down at the market? No! (The crowd that showed up for the Jackson post-election party was probably too poor to buy Nigerians and Namibians.) Instead, they drank potent punch from tubs on the front lawn and climbed through the open White House windows, drunk. They busted the place up, breaking dishes and glasses. They stood on chairs in their muddy boots just to get a look at Old Hickory. It was a bold, brawny semi-democracy driving unapologetically down the highway of history at high speed, with a blood alcohol level of about 5.0. And thats what we should do on every Election Day: declare it a national religious holiday, the one and only statesponsored holy soiree. Only the polls should be open that day, along with all churches and every bar. Not because of those it promotes politically, but because of what it means philosophically. Sadly, however, contemporary voting takes place on go-to-work-and-school days, buy-and-sell-and-trade days, days of billpaying and bill-making and vote-casting if you can squeeze it in before or after work. In effect, Election Day has been designated an ordinary day, like any other. But it should be extraordinary, like Christmas or Hanukah or The Marine Corps Birthday (Nov. 10). Just look at what happened earlier this week, as Americans and Floridians adopted extraordinary new laws and new leaders governors, senators, representatives, judges, county commissioners, all of it. On second thought, lets not look at that. For the moment, the most important thing is not who, or even how, but what. What really happened was this: Voters went to the polls on Tuesday to mark the single most holy moment in our national lives. But only some voters. Since its disguised as ordinary, Election Day typically draws just over half of those registered to vote, and a sorry minority of those eligible to register in the first place. Fortunately, the no-shows werent down at the market buying Nigerians and Namibians like their historic fellow Americans, the ones who elected Andrew Jackson. But unfortunately and unlike those tippling tornadoes of the once-upon-atime res publica they werent partying to celebrate their freedom of speech, religion, vulgar behavior or caliber and rate-of-fire of weapon, either. Why the hell not? Whats wrong with us? Is it that we have to get up for work the next day? The neighbors might complain? It sets a bad example for the kids? Were too tired? We have a national headache? Were over 20? Were over 40? Were over 60? Were over 80? We want to watch the World Series (which world is that, asks my sister)? We dont like the new governor? Thats all horsepucky. This was a glorious religious week in America anchored to a holy Election Day, and I dont care who got elected. If we elected the devil and many may feel that we have it wouldnt matter. It wouldnt matter because we elect him, he does not elect himself. If we dont like it, we can un-elect him on the next holy Election Day, and quit whining about it in the meantime. Were too good for that: We Americans. We Floridians. We Blackians, Whiteians, Brownians and Redians. We Democrats and Republicans and Independents. When Mr. Jackson was president, we included no women; a few black males in a few Northern states; only people who owned property or paid taxes; white men who werent Catholics or Jews in some states; and so on. Thus, only about 70 percent of white men could vote, although that percentage varied from place to place, says Steven Minz, a history professor at the University of Houston. Things got marginally better as time progressed, until some retro-genius thought up the poll tax, a fee set high enough on every head for Southern leaders to exclude most blacks and poor whites, who couldnt pay it and, therefore, were not allowed to vote. We the people were in trouble. But along came a We man named Spessard L. Holland. A lifelong Democrat from Bartow, Fla., he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee who quit to serve in World War I, where he earned the Distinguished Service Cross for valor, the nations second highest combat medal. Mr. Holland was also an athlete who turned down a contract offer from Connie Mack to pitch for the Philadelphia Athletics and thats the least of it. He was Floridas governor from 1941 to 1945, and then a United States senator from 1946 until he retired in 1970. His greatest achievement, arguably, came in 1964, when he sponsored the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the poll tax. That became the law of all 50 states by 1966, creating the most dominant and holy We the people in American history. Nowadays, We is a behemoth. In the voting booth it includes every American except the following: those under 18, those convicted as felons (except in some places and under some circumstances) and those categorized as insane. You have to admit: Any whacko who went to the polls earlier this week and helped to elect (fill in the blank) should be considered, by definition, insane. Insane but a small-d democrat, right? If thats how you feel today, like I do submerged in the post-election blues I say, Godspeed. The next full-term election is only two years away. We have ample time to drink a tub of hard punch, get over the hangover, and celebrate our national holy day, once again. COMMENTARY Post-election blues rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history. Almost 400,000 secret Pentagon documents relating to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq were made available online. The documents, in excruciating detail, portray the daily torrent of violence, murder, rape and torture to which Iraqis have been subjected since George W. Bush declared Mission Accomplished. The WikiLeaks release, dubbed The Iraq War Logs, has been topping the headlines in Europe. But in the U.S., it barely warranted a mention on the agenda-setting Sunday talk shows. First, the documents themselves. I spoke with Julian Assange, the founder and editor in chief of WikiLeaks. org. He explained: These documents cover the periods of 2004 to the beginning of 2010. It is the most accurate description of a war to have ever been released ... each casualty, where it happened, when it happened and who was involved, according to internal U.S. military reporting. David Leigh, investigations editor at the Guardian of London, told me the leak represents the raw material of history ... what the unvarnished version does is confirm what many of us feared and what many journalists have attempted to report over the years, that Iraq became a bloodbath, a real bloodbath of unnecessary killings, of civilian slaughter, of torture and of people being beaten to death. The reports, in bland bureaucratic language and rife with military jargon, are grisly in detail. Go to the website and search the hundreds of thousands of records. Words like rape, murder, execution, kidnapping and decapitation return anywhere from hundreds to thousands of reports, documenting not only the scale and regularity of the violence, but, ultimately, a new total for civilian deaths in Iraq. The British-based Iraq Body Count, which maintains a carefully researched database on just the documented deaths in Iraq, estimates that the Iraq War Logs document an additional 15,000 heretofore unrecorded civilian deaths, bringing the total, from when the invasion began, to more than 150,000 deaths, 80 percent of which are civilian.In one case, in February 2007, two Iraqi men were attempting to surrender, under attack by a U.S. helicopter gunship. The logs reveal that the crew members called back to their base and were told, They cannot surrender to aircraft and are still valid targets. The two were killed. The helicopter unit was the same one that, months later, attacked a group of civilians in Baghdad, killing all of the men, including two Reuters employees, and injuring two children. That case, also documented in the Iraq War Logs, was the subject of another high-profile WikiLeaks release, which it called Collateral Murder. The Apache helicopters own video of the violent assault, with the accompanying military radio audio, revealed soldiers laughing and cursing as they slaughtered the civilians, and made headlines globally. Imagine if the military operations were not subject to such secrecy, if the February murder of the two men with their arms raised, trying to surrender, had become public. If there was an investigation, and appropriate punitive action was taken. Perhaps Reuters videographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22 years old, and his driver Saeed Chmagh, the father of four, would be alive today, along with the civilians they were unlucky enough to be walking with that fateful July day. Thats why transparency matters. Sundays network talk shows barely raised the issue of the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history. When asked, they say the midterm elections are their main focus. Fine, but war is an election issue. It should be raised in every debate, discussed on every talk show. I see the media as a huge kitchen table, stretching across the globe, that we all sit around, debating and discussing the most important issues of the day: war and peace, life and death. Anything less than that is a disservice to the servicemen and -women of this country. They cant have these debates on military bases. They rely on us in civilian society to have the discussions that determine whether they live or die, whether they are sent to kill or be killed. Anything less than that is a disservice to a democratic society. 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.War should be an election issueWe should have known about Juan Williams long ago. The signs of a simmering bigotry were always there. The political commentator wrote the book Eyes on the Prize: Americas Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. He followed that up with an admiring biography of Thurgood Marshall. Then, more books on the African-American religious experience, historically black colleges and black farmers. If there was anyone clearly on the verge of exploding in a venomous rant against a minority group, it was Williams. And then, inevitably, it happened. At least thats what National Public Radio must believe. The governmentfunded media outfit fired Williams for comments on the Fox News program The OReilly Factor that wouldnt even be considered particularly controversial outside the hothouse of NPR. What Williams said on The OReilly Factor is that when he gets on a plane, hes worried if he sees people in Muslim garb who are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims. In this, he was simply acknowledging an anxiety that is felt by millions of Americans who fly. This may not be entirely rational (the odds of being victimized by terrorism are very small), and Muslim garb is an unlikely marker of a terrorist in a U.S. airport anyway (a terrorist is likelier to try to fit in). But the connection between Muslims and terrorism exists in the public consciousness because Muslim extremists do routinely carry out acts of terror in the name of their religion. So dont blame Williams for this fear. His comment is the equivalent of Jesse Jacksons famous 1993 statement that, when worried about getting robbed, he always felt relieved to see the other person on the street with him wasnt a black youth. That no more made Jackson anti-black than Williams remarks make him anti-Muslim. Williams didnt go on to say that everyone looking Muslim should be rounded up at the airport, or prevented from flying, or anything untoward beyond the mere acknowledgment of his own nervous impulse. In fact, Williams made it clear that he doesnt think were involved in a war against Islam, took care to distinguish between Muslims and extremists, insisted that we not paint with too broad a brush when discussing these issues, and condemned anti-Muslim violence and inflammatory statements that might incite it. None of that was enough for him to escape the blanket of political correctness that is steadily encroaching on anything relating to Islam. NPR deemed Williams remarks inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices. The oh-so-thoughtful people at NPR obviously believe there are certain things that cant be thought or expressed, even if those things clearly arent bigoted and are uttered by someone who clearly isnt a bigot. With its decision, NPR has chipped away at the countrys shrinking common ground for discourse. Let the record show that it wasnt Fox News that severed its relationship with Williams because he said unacceptably liberal things, and it wasnt Fox News viewers who agitated to have him dumped over his appearances on NPR. Its the self-consciously tolerant people who behaved illiberally, not for the first time, and certainly not for the last. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The closing of NPRs mind amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 BY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comAs ticket holders come off Fifth Avenue South on weekend evenings and enter the lobby of the Sugden Community Theatre, they are often greeted by the sound of a baby grand piano played by Ellen Grimes. Tall and graceful with silvery two-toned hair kept short, Ms. Grimes volunteers her talent at the home of The Naples Players, going through an expansive repertoire while theatergoers enjoy a glass of champagne or simply mingle a bit before taking their seats. Ms. Grimes played professionally for years, including on riverboat tours in West Virginia and at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. But now its all for joy. She doesnt generally plan ahead what type of entrance music shell play, instead preferring to just show up and take in that evenings audience as they arrive. I look around and say, I think theyre in the mood for this, she says. And then shell begin to let her hands float over the keys. She knows, for example, show tunes from the 1920s to the 1970s, lots of Broadway, honky-tonk and James Bond theme music from the Sean Connery era. Shes more than happy to oblige requests whenever she can. A favorite of her own and one shes often asked to play is As Time Goes By, as performed in Casablanca. My dad was in World War II, so a lot of the music that was popular in those times I was exposed to, she says. Id hear it in the house so Id pick it up as part of my repertoire. Those songs are still just as beautiful today. Ms. Grimes was an only child who grew up in small-town Columbiana, Ohio. For her parents, it was an effort to pay for her piano lessons from age 6 to 18. She describes the winters as being filled with iceskating and sledding, summers with swimming at the Harvey Firestone public pool. Mr. Firestone also happens to be a distant relative of Ms. Grimes. (Columbiana) is a place where many things remain the same, she says, citing a recent visit. She remembers her old piano teacher fondly, as well as the studio above a furniture store with two baby grands, where lessons were held. She was quite the classy lady, she says. Her husband was a well-known businessman in town. The teacher groomed her for The Juilliard School and life as a pianist. But instead, at the urging of her parents, Ms. Grimes took a more traditional route: college first, and then a family. But when money was tight, she often worked second jobs as a piano teacher and an entertainer. It became a necessity, she says. Years ago, when Ms. Grimes and her two sons were living near Charleston, West Va., she had a job playing piano on a three-story sternwheeler riverboat. She often performed with guitarist Mo Truman, a friend of Willie Nelson. As passengers enjoyed a continental breakfast starting just before sunrise, she would begin with honky-tonk music. The musicians stayed on the boat for 12-hour days, playing multiple sets. It traveled between Charleston and Huntington, and then back the other direction the next day. Ms. Grimes moved to Naples in 1994 for a fresh start in life, making the car ride to town with a parakeet that had a penchant for singing songs from The Phantom of the Opera. With a secure day job as a receptionist with Kraft Construction, Ms. Grimes a few years ago decided to hang up her professional musical hat. I always said if I wasnt working my night job, I wanted to get involved in theater, she says. A few years ago, that meant volunteering behind the scenes with The Naples Players at the Sugden. I started working backstage in the paint and the nails and the dust and the dirt, she says. She was also an usher, and heard tapes of piano music playing before shows in the lobby. Eventually, she went to the theater manager and offered to play for guests as they arrived. This is her second season doing so. Normally she plays before Friday and Saturday evening performances; sometimes she plays on the weekday night or before a Sunday matinee, tickling the ivories for about 40 minutes before the curtain goes up. People often gravitate toward the piano, she says, sometimes requesting songs or asking her a few questions about where else she has played and how she got the Sugden gig. She enjoys all of it, perhaps most of all the reactions of some of the theaters oldest ticket holders, who recall hearing the tunes she plays many years ago. You see them coming in and all of a sudden theyre doing a little jig and theyll just smile, she says. Its a joy for me to play and to see the response. 15 MINUTES Entrance music: Ellen Grimes plays piano at the Sugden e e a s a s e r sh e B ut fo t h r e G r u p n i at i n P l p d a b s o T Ellen GrimesEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 239-210-7274 ADVANCESOLAR.COM lic #CVC056664 Get Solar Pool Heating & Save $1,000s a Year! 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 charged with money laundering. The New York resident told authorities that he was on his way to Boynton Beach via I-75. He said he had saved the money for several years and made most of it from selling a business in New York. They didnt buy it. Eventually, most of that money became the property of the Lee County Sheriffs Office through a process called civil forfeiture. Mr. McCormacks criminal case never made it to trial. A court never heard whether he felt nervous that night because he was running drug money or simply because men with guns and badges made him nervous. He did, after all, have prior drug arrests another factor that could have made him jittery, even if he had been telling the truth about the money. Now, two years later, the money has been spent. Mr. McCormacks attorney was able to keep 30 percent of it. The rest was used by the sheriffs office to buy equipment, fund undercover drug operations and, to a lesser extent, help local nonprofits. Through civil forfeiture, money, cars, homes and other assets that police believe to be involved in the commission of a crime become the property of authorities. The courts can turn the money over to police regardless of whether theres a conviction for the alleged crime. Depending on ones perspective, the law is a powerful crime deterrent or an excessive government money-grab. Following the moneyCivil forfeitures represent hundreds of thousands of dollars in income for law enforcement agencies throughout Southwest Florida every year. The Lee County Sheriffs Office seized more than $1 million in 2008 and 2009. Charlotte brought in about $450,000 and Collier took in about $270,000. While cases that net large sums of money, like Mr. McCormacks $82,000, attract attention, many of the cases involve sums less than $5,000. While the drug trade is the most commonly cited source of cash and goods, civil forfeiture can be used to take property of persons involved in any kind of criminal activity. There are domestic violence cases where someone might try to run over someone else with a car and that vehicle is taken. Someone driving a prostitute to meet a client or shoplifting DVDs could have his car or cash taken. The seized money cant be used to supplement law enforcement agencies general budgets to pay for things such as salaries or standard issue guns or the electric bills. The money is used to supplement crime-fighting efforts. Undercover cars are rented, cash is used to buy drugs in sting operations. The funds buy bullet-proof vests, video cameras for police cars and radar guns to catch speeders. We can buy some things, but they have to be enhancement things, says Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron. Its not about how much money we get. A lot of time we lose money. To me its more of a message, you engage in the drug trade in Charlotte County, youre going to pay. Since Sheriff Cameron started running the department, he has placed on emphasis on seizures as a crime deterrent and encourages his deputies to seize cash, cars and other property of suspects regardless of whether the department will make money. Its a costly venture to pay the attorneys. We end up seizing a pieceof-junk car, its a wash. But for me its more important that the drug dealer lost his car. Then he cant drive around and do his business, says Sheriff Cameron. Even if you have a little bit of drugs in your car, youll lose your car. I dont care if it goes to a crusher. As long as theyre paying the price for their crime. Nevertheless, the departments do end up earning rather than taking a loss. The Lee County Sheriffs Office spent more than $900,000 in forfeiture funds last year. Of that, $485,507 went to Capital Outlay which includes equipment such as Pro laser III speed guns. The money has also been used for machines that count cash and pills that are seized during busts. It actually increases our productivity, says Bill Bergquist, the man in charge of keeping track of money for the department. A lot of the stuff we use it for is not reoccurring cost. We try to enhance something were already doing. For instance, the pill counter instead of hand-counting, we use the sorter and it reduces the time it takes to go through and do all the paperwork and thats more time we can spend on the streets. By law, nonprofits are required to receive a minimum 15 percent of the seized funds. We give to nonprofits that benefit law enforcement, says Mr. Bergquist. We are going to give to whats going to reduce crime. Last fiscal year, Lee County gave $77,250 to groups like the Rape Trauma center and the Boy Scouts. The Collier County Sheriffs Office gave away $131,453 far exceeding the 15 percent rule. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office gave $10,250. When we get a gift from the sheriffs office, we dont see it as drug dealer money, we see it as a gift from the sheriffs office, says Melissa Simontis, the development director for the PACE Center for Girls. The agency provides schooling and counseling to teenagers throughout Southwest Florida who have committed crimes, come from broken homes or who are otherwise at risk for finding their place in the world somewhere among the criminal element. PACE received $10,000 from seized funds this year. Ten thousand dollars means a girl can stay in our program for a year. Shes 90 percent less likely to go into the juvenile justice system. Most nonprofits welcome the money, regardless of where it might have come from. Im of the theory, you never look a gift horse in the mouth, says Jay Anderson, the director of Say Alive Just Drive. The organization tries to convince people to stay off their cell phones while theyre on the road. It used the $250 the sheriffs office donated to place ads on the backs of two buses. Realistically, a larger sum (greater than 15 percent) would benefit the community, he says. Crime and punishmentJohn Smith, a carpenter from Alva who works laying aluminum gutters for $100 a day, wonders where his life might be if he hadnt been pulled over two years ago. The 30-year-old was crossing the border from Florida into Georgia when a patrol car began following him. Mr. Smith (he agreed to speak with Florida Weekly if we didnt use his real name) says he was on his way to put a down payment on a piece of property in Kentucky. He puffed on a joint and kept a couple more on hand to make the oneman road trip more interesting. He was arrested shortly after being stopped by Georgia troopers and his money was seized. Mr. Smith, who says he has never dealt drugs, spent three nights in jail and eventually was found guilty of a couple of misdemeanor drug charges. He paid $1,300 in bail, $5,500 to an attorney and a $2,500 fine as punishment for the crimes he was convicted of. His attorney told him to forget trying to recoup his $10,000. I was in the wrong for the drugs I was using. But should I be punished that much? he asked. Im broke now. Im really fighting now. I have no money to fall back on. Things could have been different. I could have had a piece of property in Kentucky. SEIZEDFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOEquipment used to catch speeders, like the Pro Laser III above and the Eagle II radar below, can be purchased with seized funds. >> Federally seized funds going to law enforcement agencies through equitable sharing. in the know SOURCE: INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE
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The study gave Florida a D grade for its forfeiture practices. It documented that the majority of forfeiture cases end with some, if not all assets, being kept by law enforcement. Floridas civil forfeiture laws provide some protections for property owners but also give law enforcement a large incentive to use forfeiture and agencies appear to do just that, the report states. Unfortunately, though, law enforcement in Florida still receives 85 percent of the funds generated from civil forfeiture. As a result, Florida law enforcement makes substantial use of civil forfeiture at the state level, just as it does through equitable sharing. Law enforcement agencies keep two separate civil forfeiture funds: state and federal. Local agencies receive portions of federal funds when they partner with agencies like the DEA or FBI on cases. This is called equitable sharing. The rules governing the federal and state accounts vary. Depending on whether someone is facing federal or state charges, the amount of time they have to challenge a forfeiture claim in writing and conditions under which they can do so are different and labyrinthine. You really have to watch your Ps and Qs. There are a lot of deadlines for what you file and how you file it, says Naples attorney, Lee Hollander. I think in many cases its simply theft by the government. They have made it so technically impossible on these things so that people who are not involved in any criminal activity are losing. They should be entitled to an attorney. Since forfeiture is a civil matter and not criminal, plaintiffs dont have a right to a court-appointed attorney. Even if you win, the government doesnt have to pay your attorney fee. You talk about Rube Goldberg-esque. If the government had to clean up their own mess by paying for this, a lot of it would go away. Criminal defense attorneys are brimming with stories where they say the authorities overstepped their boundaries. Originally, they would take illegitimate funds and turn it into legitimate purposes. The government rightfully said this is from poisonous fruit, says Joe Viacava, a partner at the Wilbur Smith Law Firm in Fort Myers. Then, if you did a dope deal in a car, then they took the car. Now, they have whats called incidental transfers. If I get pulled over for smoking a joint, they can seize my car. Now its turned into a money maker. Mr. Viacava readily admits that many of his clients are caught with ill-gotten gains. He usually advises them to surrender the assets without a fight. However, there are other cases where the sources of the assets arent so clear. Perfect example, I have a contractor. Hes a pothead and buys a pound or two. He sells a few ounces, he may have a buddy who wants some so he sells him an ounce or two and he gets free pot that way. Hes not a drug dealer, hes a legitimate businessman with a wife and kids. Theyre implying that all the money that he has in his safe is drug money. Mr. Viacava is quick to note that the law enforcement attorneys he deals with locally are exceedingly reasonable and diligent when it comes to forfeiture cases. Nevertheless, he takes issue with how broadly the law is interpreted. Why am I, as a U.S. citizen, responsible to tell you where I got this money? Finding public support for putting new limits on forfeiture, however, is a tough sell. I see the publics position, he says. And their position is (screw) them. Its drug money. Thats one point where Mr. Viacava and law enforcement officials can agree, although authorities may state it more delicately: I dont think there are a lot of people out there who have sympathy for the poor people out there losing their cars for smoking pot, except for their attorneys, says Charlotte Sheriff Cameron. Thats the law. The law is, a vehicle used in any way to perpetrate a crime, it doesnt say what kind of crime, it doesnt matter if its major or minor, can be seized. >> Many law enforcement agencies use online auctions like eBay to sell seized property such as cars and jewelry. Propertyroom.com is a website devoted strictly to property that has been seized as well as unclaimed stolen and abandoned property. in the know Civil forfeiture is based on Florida Statute 932.703 The law states: Any contraband article, vessel, motor vehicle, aircraft, other personal property, or real property used in violation of any provision of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, or in, upon, or by means of which any violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act has taken or is taking place, may be seized and shall be forfeited subject to the provisions of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. To read the full statute, visit www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. Alfred HitchcockWhat is it about movies that strikes our fancy so? Even though Charlie Chaplin was convinced that movies would not make it, and Orson Wells once prognosticated that, I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it. I dont give it 40 years more, moviegoers have remained steadfast and true, as have film critics. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism was the first documentary to dramatize the rich history of American film criticism, showcasing those silver-screen tongued devils who advise us on what movies to see and, more importantly, why we see them. In theory, their guidance is to enlighten viewers for a deeper and more thoughtful experience sort of like CliffsNotes for cinema. In 1939, it didnt matter much what the critics has to say; if a movie was at the Naples Theater, which happened to be the only theater in the area, people would turn out to see it and round out the tradition by stopping in next door at the Beach Store afterward for a milkshake and maybe one of Margarets tasty egg salad sandwiches.Margaret and Arnold Haynes The Beach Store was connected to the movie house, which was in a quonset hut. Ask any oldtimer today about back then, and the two destinations invariably enter the conversation. In 1939, Margaret and Arnold Haynes took over the management of the towns first movie theater, which showed four features a week on the screened-in porch in the Community Center in the Old Naples Building. Two years later, the only drugstore in town (located in the same building) was offered to Mr. and Mrs. Haynes for $1,000. They borrowed the funds from a loan shark (there being no banks in the area). A year later, Mr. Haynes answered his call to serve our country. Upon his return in 1943, Ed Crayton, the owner of the Old Naples Building, did not want to extend the Haynes lease. Instead, he offered them the lot across the street (where Marissa Collections now sits). Every oldtimer remembers with great fondness the canceling of the picture shows when pelting rains upon the metal roof made it impossible to hear. The premier of Distant Drums with Gary Cooper was held at the theater, and the town folk who had bit parts became part of celebrity life for an evening. Other stars who enjoyed the theater through the years, along with its 10-cent popcorn, included Gloria Swanson, Hedy Lamarr, Buddy Hackett and Lawrence Tibbett. See and be seenThe Beach Store held its own charm as the place to get almost anything from suntan lotion to sandwiches to the latest gossip. Since the Naples Pier did not serve food at that time and the post office was next to the store and the mail boat arrived around lunchtime the Beach Store was the place to be. The only booth was filled from about 9:30 a.m. on, until after lunch. In order to make room for customers, the booth eventually was removed; but the tradition of hanging around continued until 1954, when the post office was moved to Third Avenue South. In 1974, the store and theater were sold to Carlo Paterno, who built a new building. Mrs. Haynes worked there for a while, but it was never the same for her. While the physical remains of the Naples Beach Store and the Naples Theater are gone, old photos by can be viewed for the next few weeks in the window of Jamis at 1170 Third St. S., directly across the street from where the building once stood.Carrying forth the legacyLast year at Naples Backyard History, we received a call from Steve Briggs, the grandson of Stephen and Bea Briggs, which led to the discovery of two almost-lost local films on the Everglades and the Tamiami Trail.The Briggs family, whose legacy deserves it own story, came to Naples to test Briggs & Stratton motors. The elder Mr. Briggs also ventured into dairy farming and had Solano Studios, a photography and film studio on Gordon Drive. He filmed and produced what is claimed to be the first movie shot in the Everglades, The Land of Forever. It featured Bucky Haynes, a son of Arnold and Margaret, along with Seminole Indian leader O.B Oceola.Arnold and Margarets son Brendon (Jim), has been the unaware guardian of the remaining films, which were carefully transferred from 16mm film to DVD by David Frelick of Alpha Media. During a special preview recently, the significance of The Land of Forever for local history was readily apparent. The diligence to duty in hanging onto some old memories from his parents has provided a slice of life and a sweet treasure for our community. Look for more screenings in February. And speaking of screenings, the Naples International Film Festival has an exciting weekend in store Nov. 4-7. Rowan Samuel and his team have created another artistic and cultural experience with the second annual celebration of independent filmmakers. What could be more fun? 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING This past week was one of celebration four celebrations, actually recognizing and honoring those who make NCH Healthcare System what it is. At the Employee Recognition Awards Banquet at the Naples Grande Resort, we recognized nearly 500 colleagues who have bee with NCH for multiples of five years. One, Mertice Linton, R.N., celebrated 40 years of service. The average age of our 3,600 colleagues is in the mid-40s, so Ms. Linton has worked longer than about half us have been alive. She performs her tireless service without fanfare and attributes her good fortune to faith. Congratulations and thank you, Mertice. One of the highlights of the evening, presided over by Renee Thigpen and Brian Settle, was the recognition of Employee Superstars, whose performance goes above and beyond in terms of caring, compassion, innovation and diligence. Each Superstar received a check for $500 and a gift basket. The individual exploits of Superstars Erica Bowers, Donna Gilman, Tammy Gutierrez, Kristine Howland, Dan Lowery and Linda Ruhl can be viewed on our website, www.nchmd.org. Finally, R.N. Judith Robinsons innovative medication-free solution for a confused patient was recognized as being especially above and beyond. Ms. Robinson received a well-deserved check for $1,000 and a travel voucher for $2,500. We also celebrated the start of Respiratory Care Week, with our respiratory team voting Gwen ONeil Therapist of the Year. The team is working to improve patient survival chances by lowering the length of stay on a ventilator and avoiding ventilator-associated pneumonia. North Naples RTs also play a life-saving role in supporting around 100 newborns that need transient breathing assistance every month. At the same time, we ended National Pharmacy Week by celebrating our 44 pharmacists and their 37 colleagues, who prepare, monitor and deliver more than 5,000 medications per day. Innovative anticoagulation planning, electronic medication prescribing and the use of robotics with bar coding are just a few ways the NCH pharmacy ensures a safer caregiver and patient experience, from newborns to geriatrics. We also celebrated the 52nd Hospital Ball (themed Young at Heart), chaired ably by our great and valued friends, Honorary Ball Chairs Stella and Peter Thomas, with a record crowd of more than 600 cardiology services supporters. Some of our dedicated caregivers were in the spotlight at the affair: R.N.s Dee Martell and Melissa Michel were named Nurses of the Year. Richemond Celiferme and Raquel Rodriguez were honored as Nursing Support Superstars, and R.N.s Christina Carranza and Krislyn Callis were our Rising Nursing Stars. Congratulations, all. We capped the night of the Hospital Ball by recognizing Drs. Douglas Harrington and Mark Russo as Physicians of the Year and six other honorees: Drs. David Greider, Ahmed Khatib, Carl Liebert, David Lindner, Deborah Lopez and Michael Vickers. All are outstanding and cherished physicians. Finally, we remembered fondly a great friend of NCH and our community, Raymond Lutgert, a beloved family man and philanthropist whose generosity benefited not only the NCH family but everyone in our community. It was a week of celebration that reminded us how fortunate we are to live and work in a community where neighbors really do care about the best interests of each other. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. A week of celebrations reminds us how lucky we are Th i t k f l b t i allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org Love yoga? Take free class at open houseLove Yoga Center offers a free yoga class by Carla Olla and vegan snacks from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Class participation is first come, first served. Love Yoga Center is at 4949 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 204. Call 692-9747 or visit www.loveyogacenter.com. Step out for cancer researchHelp further research against pancreatic cancer by joining PanCreate Hope Naples 2010, a 2-mile walk Saturday, Nov. 6, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the walk steps out at 8:15 a.m. To register or make a donation, visit www.active.com and click on PanCreate Hope. For more information, call 877-2260. Program focuses on sleep disturbancesThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida presents Sleep Disturbances in the Elderly, a free program by geriatric specialist Dr. Ron Garry, from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Line Drive. To RSVP or for more information, call 417-3465 STRAIGHT TALK Avow Hospice has launched the public phase of its $10 million Promise fundraising campaign. Since its quiet phase initiation in early 2009, the campaign has raised more than $4,000,000 toward its operations/endowment/ campus enhancement initiatives. As the U.S. hospice industry faces declining reimbursements for the services it provides, nonprofit hospices must garner community support, says Karen Rollins, Avow president and CEO. Adequate operating funds and a substantial endowment are necessary to ensure that Avow can to continue to provide the services it has faithfully offered to Collier County for 27 years, she adds. Five members of the Avow board of directors are leading the Promise campaign effort: Charles Hoffman, campaign chairman and Avow board member since 2008, is a vice president, wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Naples; Robert Morris, campaign vice chair and Avow board member since 1999, is a retired CEO of Nation-wide Advertising Research Company; George Walters Jr. is the current Avow board chairman, a member since 1995 and a retired vice president at Northern Trust; Michael Mickey Biondo, a retired senior group vice president at St. Regis Corp., is board vice chair and a board member since 2006; and John Leach, a retired CEO and board chairman at Western Auto Supply Co., has served on the Avow board since 2003. Of the $10 total for the Promise campaign, $6 million will be raised for nonreimbursable expenses, $3 million for endowments and $1 million for campus enhancements. About AvowFounded as Hospice of Naples in 1983 and renamed in 2007, Avow Hospice serves Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee, Ave Maria and all other areas of Collier County. In addition to end-of-life care and support for the clients family members, Avow holds free bereavement support groups for anyone who has experienced the loss of a person or pet, counsels grieving children through workshops in Collier County schools and sponsors memorial opportunities. Avow operates the countys only inpatient hospice house and cares for all who need its services, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Avow board Promises to raise $10 million SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHOFFMAN MORRIS WALTERS BIONDO LEACH
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NEWS A23 DavidLawrenceCenter.org | Naples 239.455.8500 | Immokalee 239.657.4434MAKE THE CALL. One phone call can make the difference when life feels hopeless and your family is being torn apart. Mental illness and addiction can be overcome. Thousands of families just like yours have found the David Lawrence Center and rebuilt their lives. Make the call. You have nothing to lose but the pain. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Octobers official Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ended, but programs and events continue to raise funds and awareness throughout the area. Think Pink NIA class 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. All Aboard Against Breast Cancer Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20 Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach The weekend begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, with a wine tasting and dinner/auction at Bayfront Bistro. Saturdays activities include a boat show, live music, games, a barbecue, silent auction and raffle. The wine dinner is $100 per person; call 765-4371 for reservations. The Saturday fun is free. Info: www.snookbightmarina.com. The Bone Builders of East Naples meet three times a week at the East Naples Community Center for stretching exercises and movements that improve balance and general well being. On Oct. 18, everyone showed up in pink to signify their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Debra Sforza, Sean Gallagher, Bryan Zamora and Earl Haight helped raise funds for Susan G. Komen-SWF Affiliate by holding a tag sale at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. COURTESY PHOTO BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Joetta and Fred Abbazio, top, and Pasquale and Jennifer Evangelista, above, were among those at a celebrity bartender night at Flemings to raise money for Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer organization founded by Mrs. Abbazio.
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She also recommends more secure footing, ramps and stairs to help pets onto furniture and beds, supplements that help with joint function and veterinary-prescribed pain-management medications all of which ease discomfort and help pets sleep. Dr. Downing also notes that in older dogs, dementia can have similar symptoms as pain but fortunately, theres a medication that may help with that, too. The final piece of the puzzle to help pets snooze when you do is getting them on the same sleep cycle, and that can actually be fun, says Dr. Gary Landsberg, a veterinary behaviorist in Thornhill, Ontario. When a pet sleeps all day, its no surprise that the animal may want to play all night. Dr. Landsberg says exercising pets, both physically and mentally, will help them to settle down when you do. Once medical problems have been ruled out or treated, Dr. Landsberg says pet owners can enjoy keeping their pets active. That means shared physical activity play, in other words but it also should include keeping cats and dogs busy when youre not home. There have never been more ways to accomplish this, with a wide selection of food-filled puzzle toys that will keep pets moving all day. And when they nudge you in the night? The experts say if pets medical, physical and mental needs have been addressed, you should ignore them, so pets dont get the idea that youll play with them whenever they want. What if none of these strategies work? Then somebody has to sleep on the couch. You or your pet? The choice is yours. BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickHelping your pet snooze helps you rest better, toolows, and wash bed linens frequently. That goes for dog beds, too, he says. If you cant wash it every week or so, toss it and get one you can wash. While skin issues and the scratching that often accompanies them can effect pets of any age, pain-related problems more frequently torment older dogs and cats. Veterinary pain-management expert Dr. Robin Downing of Windsor, Colo., says the signs of pain can be subtle: a change of behavior, such as not being able to get comfortable in bed or struggling to get onto the bed at all. Dr. Downing stresses that while arthritis may be inescapable as pets age, the pain that causes sleeplessness your pets and your own can be addressed. The top thing I Can you get a good nights sleep if you share your bedroom and your bed with pets? Yes, but it can be difficult to manage. More than half of the people coming to the famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for help sleeping reported sharing their bedrooms and often their beds with pets. While banning the pets may be the only answer for some people, there are other options to try first that will solve the problems of many. The tips can be summed up succinctly: Keep your pets clean, keep them lean and get them on your sleep cycle. With help from your familys veterinarian, chances are that youll soon be enjoying sleep instead of counting sheep. Dr. Peter Ihrke, a professor of veterinary dermatology at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, knows that a scratching pet is a major annoyance. He says the problem is often external parasites fleas and ticks as well as bacterial or yeast infections, or a wide variety of allergies, all of which need to be accurately diagnosed to be treated. Some pets also are allergic to dust mites. Dr. Ihrke says the advice given by human allergists for mites is the same as his: Enclose the box springs, mattress and pil-PET TALES Sleep tight Pets of the Week >> Abbigale is a 2-year-old female, very rare for an orange tiger. Shes playful and beautiful. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Serena is a sweet 1-year-old whos sweet to people and to other cats. 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There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present. One such recently discovered mystery, hidden in plain view, is the Nasa Hubble Telescope image of a bizarre X-shaped object, 120 meters wide, with a long flowing dust trail behind. Travelling at 11,000 mph through the asteroid belt, this object is visible but concealed. Is it a bird of prey, Klingon-style? Is it a comet? Is it an asteroid collision artifact? Oh, look. Oh, see. But who can say? Relinquishing the notion of seeing a singularly true story, we might think to wonder that if treasure maps cannot be seen, perhaps they can be heard. The Aborigine speak of songlines, labyrinths of invisible paths, routes taken by special beings navigated by singing their way across otherwise uncharted landscape. This is map and treasure that cannot be held, cannot be captured. This non-reified treasure is participation in a journey, the following of a path with special view. Maybe there, on the road, we find ourselves crying out, hoping for eradication of the damned spot. Perhaps we hope we can recover treasure lost, or just cease the endless looking. Perhaps the spot is closer than we think. Perhaps closer than breath. Joseph Campbell wrote: Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. Dangerously close. Too close to be seen. X-rated: insinuated, interpolated, intercalated, injected, inserted. In this unparalleled meeting treasure reveals in the concealing, in the congealing, in the releasing. Like the X eyes of cartoon characters in death. Or the immeasurable X ciphered in lieu of personal identity impossible to express. Helen Keller, deaf, mute and blind, wrote it well: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. And I vowed at every breath Oh, to walk in wisdoms path as I sailed... Captain Kidd by Great Big Sea Come and see. Come and see, Spot. Look, Spot. Oh, look. Look and see. Oh, see. From Dick and Jane basal reader series by William S. Gray and Zerna SharpMy historical spot check has revealed that the only pirate known to have buried treasure is William Captain Kidd. Some versions of his story portray him as a most notorious pirate, while others see him as an unjustly vilified privateer. He buried treasure on Long Island, N.Y., as a bargaining chip, with intent to sway official opinion away from the pirate attribution. This, however, was unsuccessful. He was hanged in punishment of piracy. The spotlight of retribution shone clearly in America. Across the sea, British executioners might have drawn an X on his heart, a target for the bullets of the firing squad. X marks the spot. X spot marking has been seen in tattoos, cryptic puzzles, and on tattered charts. We might call such charts treasure maps. The first known treasure map MUSINGS w T l m t T Rx email@example.com Spot OnPerhaps it is all in my mind. Or really rather out of my mind: An XOX eustress call, singing of treasure beyond maps and terrain. Oh, Spot! Look in here. Do you see what I see? It is something we like. 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.
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In personal life, the expression something often takes form as a small salary raise that is better than none; some degree of love, w hich is better than a life void of such; a child getting though college with dismal effort and results in lieu of failure or dropping out; a business turning a dime, albeit a meager dime, which is better than a business producing a loss. Something is better than nothing in the above scenarios only if, round the corner, there is certainty of greater abundance. If not, then empty cups business losses, failed love, dr opping out of college, employment demotions and reductions in income broadcast an underlying crisis to all, even those deep in denial. Failed relationships, bankruptcy, job loss are some of lifes megaphones calling peoples attention and forcing them to consider charting a different course; doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Generally, there needs to be a dramatic change in course in to order to get dramatically better results. This is analogous to the U.S. economic recovery. The economic recovery is anemic. Opinion? No, as the fact is that U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew at only 2 percent in the most recently reported third quarter and, despite huge government and monetary actions to prime the pump, the recovery remains incredibly weak. The 2 percent growth is the something that would have all hoping and wishing that things will get better; that the cup is on its way to being more than full. But Ben Bernanke et al. know otherwise. As John Maudlin (a noted international money manager and someone who nailed the sub prime crisis way before it happened and who correctly projected a very weak recovery) wrote in his weekly Frontline newsletter, We need about 100,000125,000 new jobs a month just to keep up with population growth, and a 2 percent GDP will not give us half that, as we saw last quarter. Most economists say you need about 3.5 percent GDP growth to get solid job reports. You might think that any growth (1 or 2 percent GDP growth) would generate more employment. True people get employed, but not on a net basis. The current national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent. What makes fighting unemployment an uphill battle is that each month the private sector realizes new production efficiencies that eliminate jobs and each month the U.S. has a growing population of teens and college grads entering the labor force. Reduction in unemployment is not possible with a something GDP growth of 2 percent. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org The basic equation for GDP is frequently presented in this column, as it is integral to anyone and everyone understanding what makes our economy and recovery tick. Consumption (C) plus business Investment (I) plus Government spending (G) plus net exports (Net Exp.) equal GDP. If you keep importing more than you export, you have a drag on growth. If the consumer hides in the trenches, C turns negative or remains non-robust. Recovery generally requires the impetus of investment spending and governments deficit spending. We all know that growth is not going to come from net exports. Nada. We have been a hopin and a wishin for such for 30 years. Absent a recovery in housing, growth will not come from that sector. The middle class is not seeing incomes grow and there is no feeling of wealth giving rise to spending as long as their house equity is negative or low. Is government spending the solution? Well, the government might very well spend more, but it isnt going to generate growth; it didnt do anything of consequence to date in this recession and its toolbox is unchanged. Growth will require private sector business spending. Again, John Mauldins observations are on point: the soft (GDP) number looks even softer when you delve into the details. Seventy percent of the total growth in GDP came from growth in inventories, up by over 40 percent from the second quarter. Now normally a build in inventories is a positive, as it shows confidence on the part of businesses. But business confidence surveys have not been all that good, which suggests that businesses may be cautious, as this cycle does not seem to resemble past cycles. Further, Mr. Mauldin thinks that we should expect a drawdown in inventories in the final quarter and this will be a drag on GDP growth. And if this recovery were anything like previous recession recoveries, GDP would be in the 5 percent range. But this is not a business-cycle recession; its a deleveraging, credit-crisis recession. Thankfully, those do not show up all that often, but sadly one has come home to roost in much of the developed world this decade. The aftermath of credit-crisis recession is a slow growth period of six to eight years, punctuated by more volatility and more frequent recessions. Go to www.frontlinethoughts.com for Mr. Mauldins free weekly e-mail newsletter. It is always an easy read despite the harshness of his economic perceptions and forecasts. Again, if you cannot bear to see the cup as half empty, you will not be able to figure a way of filling it to more than half full. Is that a voice of economic pessimism? Not really. Its a voice sounding an alarm that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is economic insanity. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.
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ON THE MOVE Awards & Recognition Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr has been recognized by Best Doctors Inc., and will be included in the Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 database. The annual list is compiled from surveys of physicians asking them whom they would go to for treatment in their specialty. Tobacconists Jason Dickerson of The Humidor and Tom Rustic of The Smoke Shop have qualified for membership in the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. With more than 2,000 members throughout the U.S. and 31 foreign countries, IPCPR is a non-profit industry organization representing retailers, manufacturers and distributors of hand-made cigars, pipes and accessories. As members of IPCPR, Mr. Dickerson and Mr. Rustic have access to IPCPR resources for market research, trade shows, products, services, publications and participation in community and legislative action programs. Banking Tom Robinson has been promoted to principal relationship manager at Wachovia-Wells Fargo in Naples. Board Appointments Naples pathologist Jeffrey Larkin has joined the board of directors of the Island Coast AIDS Network. A pathologist with Naples Pathology Associates Inc., Dr. Larkin graduated from Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.ZEHR LARKIN Construction & Development Mick Edelen has joined GATES as estimator/project manager to be responsible for comprehensive estimating for material take-offs and labor estimates, development of subcontractor scopes and bidding criteria and overall project coordination from pre-construction and permitting through to owner occupancy. He will collaborate with the executive staff and the project team in all preconstruction services. Mr. Edelen has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, with his main focus in the public works sector and LEED-certified projects. He earned his associates degree at West Virginia University and is seeking the LEED Accredited Professional designation. Food & Beverage Nathaniel Reid has joined Norman Love Confections as its pastry chef. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, with a Grand Diploma in Culinary and Pastry Arts, Mr. Reid was selected as U.S. Pastry Competition Pastry Chef of the Year 2010 in New York City. In 2009, he placed first with the Best Chocolate/Confection at the Pastryscoop.com Golden Scoop Awards and finished third at the International Pastry Grand Prix in Tokyo. In his new position, Mr. Reid will oversee NLCs pastry and bakery shop, including the production of specialty cakes, desserts and bakery items. Reid will also consult with owner/chocolatier Norman Love on NLCs new Naples location that will open near the end of the year. Most recently, Mr. Reid was the executive pastry chef of St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point, Calif. Previously, he held pastry positions with The Mansion Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, both in Las Vegas. He holds a bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. REID A 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 email@example.com. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. The Secrets of Successful Business Women is the title of a SCORE Naples workshop starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Panelists will be: Susan Acuna, executive director of the Literacy Council of Bonita Springs; Betty Bailey Lauffer, director of home care at Bentley Village; Karen Moore, publisher and editor of Southwest Florida Business Today; and Jeanne Sweeney, president and CEO of the Christian Chamber of SWFL. Carol Marlow, president of Creative Dynamics USA and a SCORE counselor, will moderate. The program is open to women and men who have an interest in learning how four women overcame obstacles and various challenges to reach the level of success they enjoy today. Cost is $25 per person. Reserve your place at www.scorenaples.org or call the SCORE office, 430-0081, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 acres of land, including 70 acres to be used for expansion and spin-off sites. With that much money on the table, the obvious question is: When are we going to know if this half-billion-dollar gamble pays off and, conversely, when will we know if it is a bust? There is no good or easy answer to that question, but all parties seem to agree that it is far too early in the game to make a definitive judgment, although early indications trend toward the positive. Scripps Florida has been up and running in one form or another since 2004. In February 2009, the institute moved into its state-of-the art, permanent, 350,000-square-foot complex at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter. With that accomplished, Phase II of the project is now poised to begin. This phase, which holds the promise of accruing big bucks for Palm Beach County and the surrounding area, involves attracting spin-off bioscience firms and other businesses to 70 acres of adjacent property known as the Briger tract in Palm Beach Gardens. With Phase II now under way, this seems as appropriate time as any to step back and take a look at where things stand regarding the project that former Gov. Jeb Bush and others promised would be the Next Big Thing in the Sunshine State.The Collier comparisonWhat has transpired in Palm Beach County could be instructive to Collier County, where a move to bring a world-class research complex to land near Ava Maria is being debated. The Jackson Laboratory, an 81-year-old Maine-based nonprofit entity that is a recognized leader in genetic research, proposes to build a $70 million facility on land donated by the Barron Collier Companies. Jackson is seeking $260 million in public funds half from the state and half from the county to get the proposal started. The Collier County Commission last summer approved a $28 million loan to keep the idea afloat, but a final decision has not been made. Jackson Laboratories is the top tier as far as quality, says a Scripps official, adding that his institution would be pleased to have such a facility on the opposite coast. Then-Gov. Bush, who championed the Scripps Florida cause from the outset in 2003, said the research facility eventually would become as important to Florida and its economy as Disney World and NASA. Mr. Bush and his economists forecast that over a 15-year period, Scripps Florida would produce 6,500 well-paying jobs that would generate about $1.6 billion in income and boost the states Gross Domestic Product by $3.2 billion. Moreover, proponents argued, the facility would be the epicenter for related bioscience firms and other business that would spring up to support them. It promised to be a first for Florida: an economic boon that didnt involve a Magic Kingdom or an astronautpiloted rocket blasting into space. The state, Scripps boosters insisted, could become a major player in the biosciences, and Florida one day could be as synonymous with healing and scientific innovation as it is with leisure and recreation. True, Florida had no reputation as a center of scientific excellence outside of Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, that is but Mr. Bush and others were confident that the Sunshine State could leverage its longstanding strengths (climate, beaches and the like) to lure some of the worlds top biotech researchers and scientists to Palm Beach County. The idea that serious science could flourish in a county that had achieved its renowned principally for professional golfing, polo and socialites, seemed almost too jarring to contemplate. Throw out the stereotypes, Scripps advocates said. It can be done. All that was required, they posited, was a commitment of purpose from state and local officials and money. A lot of money. In the end, Scripps got both.Success in CaliforniaIn some cases, such claims of future success might seem exaggerated and hyperbolic, but Mr. Bush and his allies were bolstered by the established record of the La Jolla, California-based Scripps Research Institute. Scripps is one of the worlds largest, independent, nonprofit biomedical research entities. The institute began in 1924 as the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, and it has established itself as a premiere biomedical research organization, producing groundbreaking research in a variety of areas, including cancer, diabetes, Lou Gehrigs disease and Alzheimers. If scientific prestige counted for anything at all and it did then Scripps had that in spades. Scripps also has proved its worth as an economic driver in La Jolla, the idyllic community that lies by the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. Scripps is credited with attracting some 500 biomedical and pharmaceutical companies and more than 35,000 jobs to the area. Most of this economic activity is clustered within a five-mile radius of the institute. Mr. Bush said that Scripps Florida represented the states best chance in generations for economic diversification. He referred to Floridas economy as a three-legged stool that was supported by agriculture, tourism and construction and development. He argued that a fourth leg, bioscience research and development, was needed if Florida were to remain competitive well into the 21st century. The governor presented lawmakers with a bill that called for $310 million in state aid to get Scripps Florida going. Scripps actually got $369 million in the deal, since it would be allowed to spend an additional $59 million in interest earned from the incentives.Controversy in FloridaDespite the glowing projections and forecasts, state support for Scripps Florida set off a rancorous debate in the Florida Legislature. While Mr. Bush and his legislative supporters played on theme of economic diversification and the statewide ripple effect, the proposals detractors portrayed Scripps Florida as a something akin to a South Florida relief package. Enriching the inhabitants of Palm Beach County, an area noted for its wealth and conspicuous consumption, did not resonate well with many lawmakers. We need to share those resources, said State Sen. Al Lawson, a Democrat from Tallahassee. This is the biggest corporate welfare and biggest scam Ive seen. The debate that roiled the legislature in the fall of 2003 has been described as a game of chicken on steroids. Legislators attempted to add on $90 million in additional subsidies unrelated to Scripps (the largest of which was a $33 million sales tax break for the states convention centers). Remarkably, Mr. Bush and his team pushed through a bill devoid of any pork for other areas of the state, and the governor was ecstatic. He called the passage of the Scripps funding a defining moment in Floridas future. But the world in which Scripps Florida was conceived in 2003 is far different from the world of today.Ahead of scheduleFrom 2003 to 2007, venture capital flowed in unprecedented rates. Bioscience was a favored area for riskhappy money merchants during this time. Venture capital and government grants are the lifeblood of biomedical research, and when the economy began to crater, both began to lag. Venture capital investment in biotech in the United States in 2009 totaled $3.5 billion, which represented a 19 percent decline from 2008. Yet despite the decline, biosciences remained the investment of choice for those venture capitalists in the United States who did have available funds, according to InPharm, a British group that tracks the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries. Although the economy remains sluggish, Harry Orf, vice president of scientific operations at Scripps Florida, says there are signs that venture capitalists are willing to return to the bioscience field. (Venture capital) is beginning to flow again in bioscience, Dr. Orf says, citing the rate of return on bioscience investments as a principal reason. Research and development investments on bioscience return at a rate of $3 for every $1 invested, he says. Scripps has continued to fare well in the area of federal grants, which has helped to pick up lagging income from venture capitalists. In 2008, for example, Scripps was awarded more than $80 million by the National Institutes of Health for research to be conducted in California and Florida on the screening of molecules for new drug development. The grant is the largest ever awarded to Scripps. Moreover, Scripps Florida, as of the end of last year, had received nearly $143 million in grants. Dr. Orf says the decision of Germanys prestigious Max Planck JACKSONFrom page 1SCOTT B. SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLY Scripps Florida in Jupiter is exceeding its long-range hiring goals.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Society to open its first institute outside of Europe at a site adjacent to Scripps Florida is indicative of the strong presence Scripps has established in Palm Beach County. The Max Planck Institute in Florida will be heavily involved in research related to bio-imaging. When at full operation, in about five years, the institute will employ about 135 people. Perhaps of greater importance is that Scripps Florida is running ahead of schedule on some of the benchmarks set out by the state in the original agreement. By 2014, according to that agreement, Scripps must have at least 545 scientific and administrative staff positions filled at the facility. By the end of last year, there were 340 such positions filled, which exceeded the years target by 16. Scripps attracts scientists and researchers from around the globe, but of those working at the facility at the end of 2009, almost half were Florida residents.Economic opportunitiesThe second phase of the Scripps Florida story will be played out within the confines of the Briger tract, which encompasses 70 acres across Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens, and in areas adjacent to it. The state and local funding was meant to get Scripps Florida operating, but the facility must pay for itself in the years to come. Financial selfsufficiency will involve grants and fundraising and also aggressive programs to license breakthroughs and discoveries that are made at Scripps Florida. If Scripps Florida is to become a major economic driver, the results will be seen within the tract of forested land that comprises Briger. Initial plans had called for Scripps Florida to be located in an area west of its current location that is known as Mecca Farms. The Mecca location, however, drew fierce opposition from environmental groups. The challenge to the original site almost sank the entire project, and it did force a move. Because of the environmental controversy and the move to the current location, the state extended the initial agreement with Scripps from seven years to 10. (The opposition to Mecca) was significant and very troublesome, says Dr. Orf. It delayed us over two years. Palm Beach Gardens fronted $3 million to help purchase the land for the Phase II expansion, and City Manager Ron Ferris sees it as a sound investment. At its most basic level, this will lead to a diversification of the tax base and a lessening of the tax burden on the property owner, says Mr. Ferris. Were looking years out for this ultimately to be developed, says Natalie Wong, director of planning and zoning for Palm Beach Gardens. This is about a 20-year plan. We hope the absorption is quicker but La Jolla didnt happen overnight, Boston didnt happen overnight, the Research Triangle (in North Carolina) didnt happen overnight. All of this takes time. The good news is that Scripps Phase I is up and running today. And even with the deep recession, planners like Ms. Wong are sticking by their initial projections for what they believe will take place during the second phase. If theyre on target, Phase II will create more than 8,600 permanent full-time jobs and attract nearly 6,500 new residents to the area. You will hit those numbers, Ms. Wong says flatly, although she concedes the lingering recession might mean it will take longer to get there. There is quite a lot of excitement that this area has the potential to be a biotech hub. But obviously there are a lot of challenges. Its working already, though. Were already seeing money flowing back into this area to promote biotech. Max Planck is a good example. Adds Mr. Ferris: This is an opportunity to keep our kids close to home, to keep them living and working here. A very welcome placeThe ironic part of the Scripps Florida story is that, in the end, the same things that attract tourists, winter residents and retirees are the same things along with substantial salaries and a chance to pursue meaningful research that that will attract world-class scientists. Most prospective hires at Scripps are very pleasantly surprised at the level of cultural activities and sophistication they find in Palm Beach, says Dr. Orf, whose advanced degrees are in chemistry and who came to Scripps Florida from Boston, where he was affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He and his wife have maintained a vacation home in Fort Myers for 25 years. I was very well acquainted with the west coast (of Florida), he says. He was not so familiar with the Palm Beach area. I was very pleased to find that it has lot more to offer culturally than you might think, he says. We have found it to be a great place, a very welcoming place. It should continue to be welcoming, if all goes as planned. For now, Dr. Orf sees no problems in that regard. Were meeting all the metrics, he says. Weve met the milestones in hiring we actually are ahead of the curve in hiring and we are way ahead in grant funding. Ms. Wong says that while jobs and revenue are important perhaps paramount to some Scripps Florida offers something else, something that few other businesses or industries can match. Theres a lot of opportunity scientifically, she says. And what better showcase for the city could there be than if the cure for Alzheimers or cancer is found right here, in our city and our county? THE JACKSON LABORATORY / COURTESY PHOTO
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE Lennar has unveiled its four-bedroom Tivoli model home at Madison Park off Davis Boulevard near I-75. The 2,267-square-foot home has an open floor plan that focuses on a great room that opens onto a covered patio. It has three bedrooms, three full baths and a three-car garage. The Tivoli is priced from $279,900. Lennar recently started presales of new single-family homes at Madison Park priced from the $200,000s. For more information, call the sales center at 9639950 or visit www.Lennar.com. Construction is under way on Toll Brothers newest furnished model, the Serino, at Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes on the Davis Boulevard corridor. Completion is anticipated in January. The single-story Serino has three bedrooms plus a study and 2 baths. 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e symbol of local knowledge Trieste At Bay Colony 8787 Bay Colony Dr, #1701 The splendor of an estate home & ease of a condo. Gorgeous finishes, generous rooms & views of Bay Colony/Pel. Bay. Over 5,000sqft, pvt. elvtr + 2 garage spcs. 4+Den/4.5 (C6571) Mimy von Schreiner, 6596171, Kate Del Gatto, 659-6173 $3,995,000 Port Royal, 3120 Green Dolphin Ln Grand estate situated on magnicent lot & a half, steps to beach. Formal living & dining, family room, study. 3BR main house plus 1BR pool-side guest house. 4+Den/5.5 (H4164) Donald Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,595,000 Park Shore, 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #305 Feel of a home & ease of a luxury high rise. Sweeping Gulf views. Neutral palette, marble floors, large formal & informal rooms, den or 4th BR. Excellent value. 3+Den/4 (C6839) Mimy von Schreiner, 659-6171, Kate Del Gatto, 659-6173 $1,950,000 Grey Oaks, 1335 Noble Heron Way Mediterranean villa. Custom oor plan. Lake/ golf views. Marble & wood oors, soaring ceilings, state-of-art kitchen. Summer kit., covered loggia, pool & spa. 4/4.5 (V1272) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,495,000 Park Shore, 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #304 Rarely available beachfront residence w/ over 180 views of Gulf & north & south along the beach make this one of kind unit truly special. Flr to ceiling glass. 3/3 (C6856) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $1,450,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay BLVD #702 e luxury residence you have been waiting for! Renovation just completed, all new Robb & Stucky furnishings, 86 ft lanai, Gulf views that stretch far and wide. 3/3 (C6890) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $1,250,000 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Imperial River Front, 3 Bedroom, e Barbados, 2000 sq ft home plan by award winning, Weber Design Group. 3/3 (H4896) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $979,900 Crossings Stonegate, 7335 Stonegate Dr Coveted Crossings At Stonegate 2 person oce or 5th bedroom, marble oors, granite counters, large open rooms. Almost 1 acre land. 4+Den/4.5 (H5350) Monte Gerard, 784-4437 $975,000 Pelican Marsh, 1459 Via Portono Beautiful home w/views of golf course & lake. Upgrades throughout w/beautiful cabinetry, granite & marble countertops. 3009sf under air. SE exposure. Private. 3+Den/3.5 (H5368) Nelly B. Willshire, 860-1097 $925,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $899,000 Charleston Square, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd, #209 Luxurious, stone oors, 10 ceilings, 42 cabinetry, whole house air ltration, abundant closets & storage, boat dock w/ lift. Many custom upgrades! 3/3.5 (C6879) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $875,000 Vineyards, 6667 Glen Arbor Way First time on market! Spectacular sunset views over the golf course. Spacious screened lanai with oversized pool & spa. Cul de sac location. A+ school district. 4+Den/4.5 (H5135) Alena Malat, 273-8373 $797,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $769,900 Grandezza, 20076 Buttermere Ct Outstanding private golf/lake views, new A/C, tiled living area, granite/stainless kitchen, wood oor den, large lanai with gas heated pool/spa. 3-car gar. 4+Den/3 (H5354) Charles Berry, 595-1840, JoAnn Aycock, 777-2743, John Aycock, 777-9898 $749,000 Moorings, 2200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #J4 Situated at the entrance of Doctors Pass, this updated, turnkey furnished unit oers view of Gulf, Pass & Bay. Steps from beach, 2nd unit oers a 1-car gar. 2/2 (C6163) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $729,999 e Quarry, 8768 Hideaway Harbor Ct Unparalleled property. Over 3200 sq ft living area w/private boat dock on quiet Cul de Sac overlooking a serene lagoon with oversized pool w/spa & wading area. 4+Den/4 (H5359) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 $729,000 Golden Gate Estates, 3321 5th Ave SW Weber Woods area. CBS one level home w/ hurricane protection, 3,500 sq ft, salt water pool & spa, gas cooking. Chefs kitchen w/ granite countertops. 2.5 acres. 4+Den/4 (H5347) Karyn Samuel, 537-3732 $700,000 Pelican Bay, 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #G-14 Lowest priced in St Raphael luxurious comfort,10 ft ceilings, stone oors, screened lanai & paver patio, private garden and pool. A must see! 2/2 (C6907) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 Old Naples, 1325 7th St S, #6D Sixth oor totally remodeled unit oers views of Naples Bay, the city, and gorgeous sunsets. Guest accomms, boat slips, extra storage, covd parking. 2/2 (C6605) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $699,000 Royal Harbor, 2200 Snook Dr ree BR, 2BA home w/replace located on a deep water canal in Royal Harbor. 3/2 (H5300) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166 $695,000 Pelican Marsh, 9146 Troon Lakes Dr Delightful spacious pool home with private setting, mature landscaping. Plantation shutters, electric storm shutters, 2 car garage. 3/2 (V1451) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $600,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 21 Bluebill Ave, #704 Awesome Gulf view. Spacious unit is short walk to pristine Vanderbilt Beach. Seller Financing. See and Sail! Boat dock and garage may be purchased separately. 2/2 (C4550) Mary Ann Casorio, 597-7970 $595,000 Pelican Bay, 6020 Pelican Bay Blvd, #105 Original owner, well maintained, corner unit, 1,900 a/c sq ft, x-large lanai, new hurricane windows & sliders, spectacular lake & golf course views. 3/3 (C6906) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $550,000 Tiburon, 2882 Castillo Ct, #101 Pvt, tropical & serene: prime location in Castillo! Gourmet kitchen, custom tile & hardwood ooring, oversized mstr suite, 2car gar, preserve views, furnished. 3/2 (C6484) Mimy von Schreiner, 659-6171, Kate Del Gatto, 659-6173 $499,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 4740 Cerromar Dr Well maintained Franklin model. Pool, hurricane shutters, pillared columns. Bundled golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Seller oers a 1 year HO Warranty! 2+Den/2 (H5345) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $499,000 Saturnia Lakes, 1524 Pacaya Cv Paradise Found! One of the nest lots, PRIVATE lake views, southern exp. & lush landscaping, LARGE heated pool, Sunny high windows, tile throughout. 3+Den/2.5 (H5056) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $424,900 Waterfront In Naples 2174 Anchorage Ln #A Direct Gulf access with community boat docks, tranquil water views, lush landscaping with this unique waterfront residence in a Mediterraneanstyle community. 4+Den/3 (C6827) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 $424,900 Naples Heritage, 7798 Naples Heritage Dr St. Charles model w/den, family rm, open oor plan. Heated pool/spa, golf views, hurricane shutters, Plantation shutters, tiled ooring. Golf mbrshp included. 2+Den/2 (H5165) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $415,000 Shadow Wood At e Brooks, 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diag, wood in den, granite in kit. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $409,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Price Reduced! Bayside bch retreat! Updated open plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 TA, carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Bch. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $399,000 Stonebridge, 1833 Winding Oaks Way Bundled golf residence 3 miles to the beach, upgraded home, wood oors, granite tops, custom built-ins, new kitchen & appliances. Must see. 3/2 (V1436) Cynthia Miles, 273-3449 $399,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 12945 Vanderbilt Dr, #208 Beautifully renovated unit w/cherry cabinets, stainless appls, granite countertops, plant. shutters, fantastic view of Bay, screened balcony, tons of upgrades. 2/2 (C6281) Jan Ben, 947-4346 $349,000 Stonebridge, 1675 Winding Oaks Way, #202 All Inclusive Golf Comm continues to be one of the most desirable N. Naples CC communities. Spacious 2nd home w/open plan. Views to preserve on cul-de-sac. 3/2 (C6381) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $348,000 Vanderbilt Lakes, 28781 Carmel Way Beautiful renovated villa close to beach! Gated community, single garage, high ceilings, storm shutters and private open porch. Call today! 3+Den/2 (H5257) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $267,500 Ocean Terrace, 1500 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #NW3 Perfect Snowbird beach nest. Directly across from Lowdermilk Park Beach. 2/1 ready for creative upgrading. Sunsets over the gulf at a great price. 2/1.5 (C6900) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $259,000
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 REAL ESTATE B19 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING NABOR Member Appreciation NIght at Mire Mare1. Mario Wolf, Pat Pitocchi, Susan Hubly and Tom Fioretti 2. Phil Storm and Sherry Ruks 3. Donna and Jo Carter 4. Michele and Thomas Welsh and Frank Fennish 5. Terri Speach, Salvatore Sinzieri and Al Speach 6. Joni and Jiim Albert 7. Brenda Fioretti and Al SpeachDAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 2 3 4 Buy With Bristol, Sell With Bristol Buy With Bristol, Sell With Bristol Forest Park Berkshire Lakes 239.352.6400 877.352.6404www.BristolRE.com3790 Recreation LaneLovely 4+ Den Floorplan w/ Dream Kitchen$359,900Dave Ison239-963-7825Bristol Properties239-352-6400 Pending New BrokerJudy Farnham,GRI Hiring Agents Call For Details Exciting OpportunitiesBristol Properties International is the place to begin your search for real estate, whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or property. Call today to speak with a member of our team! 18 Paddington Ct.3/2+Den/4 Pool Home$360,000791 10th Street South Ste. 202 Naples, FL 34102Kimberly Roy is also new to the Uptown office in North Naples, joining the team headed up by Anthony Richardson. A Connecticut native, Ms. Roy moved to Florida in 2004 to pursue a career in real estate. She is a member of NABOR. Ilagene Ruff brings 16 years of real estate experience to the Uptown office in North Naples. She previously worked in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area and is certified as a real estate specialist in new construction, relocation and fine homes. She holds the Accredited Buyer Representative and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations. Bill Barnes, CEO of the Bonita Springs Estero Association of Realtors, is presenting at the National Association of Realtors convention this week in New Orleans. Mr. Barnes was invited to address the International Advisory Committee on How We Planned and Conducted the Largest Certified International Property Specialist Class in the U.S. in 2010. Derek Bornhorst, a specialist in the Southwest Florida industrial real estate market, has been promoted to senior vice president/partner with The Industrial Team of Grubb & Ellis|1st Commercial. Lesley Garlock, Linda Rey and Christine Yeaw of South Bay Realty has earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification from the National Association of Realtors. NEWSMAKERSFrom page B11ROY BARNES 6 7
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONNOVEMBER 4-10, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceBoo!Halloween at Pelican Marsh, and more fun around town. C26-29 Noises OffFlorida Reps opening show has actors in a farce playing actors in a farce. C8 Great sportsBokampers Sports Bar & Grill scores big in rookie season. C35 Save the DateUse our roundup of galas and fun events to help plan your days and nights. C32-33 The trailer for Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds, from Leeds to New Orleans, comes with a heads up. Watch out, it says in big white letters. The next British Invasion (pause, next frame) is gonna be funky. And if The New Mastersounds is the face of the musical invasion, its funky indeed. In the s, British pop groups took the music of Chuck Berry and Little Richard, put their own spin on it and brought it to America, and bands such as the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin incorporated the distinct sounds of American blues into their work. Now, in this new century, British groups are falling in love with American funk and soul music of the s and s, and The New Mastersounds is at the forefront. The group from Leeds, England, comes to Naples, on film and in person, for the Naples International Film Festival. The documentary Coals to Newcastle will screen three times during the festival, and the band will play at the Hilton Naples on Sunday Nov. 7, after the festivals closing awards ceremony that takes place at the Philharmonic Center The New MastersoundsFrom across the pond, British soul jazz bound for Naples International Film FestivalBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOThe New Mastersounds will perform at the Hilton Naples after the NIFF closing awards Sunday Nov. 7. They blew the roof off the place. Sonoma didnt know what hit them. Marca Hagenstad, executive producer and co-director, talking about The New Mastersounds performing for opening night of the Sonoma International Film Festival in April If you ever need someone to sew your shadow back on, a la Wendy in Peter Pan, Stephanie Pococks your woman. As wardrobe supervisor for the national theater tour of the Rockettes, shes fixed costumes at the last minute and averted many a wardrobe mishap. Things happen all the time, she says. Its a tight schedule. The Rockettes can perform as many as four two-hour shows in one day while on tour. Its grueling, like doing three Les Mizs in a day, Ms. Pocock says. Though she and her staff try to anticipate and prevent problems before they occur, sometimes a zipper will break just before a Rockette is about to step on stage. Dressing the Rockettes SEE ROCKETTES, C12 SEE MASTERSOUNDS, C4 Precision fitting, constant repairs and upkeep are an important part of the routineBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO / MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ENTERTAINMENTThe Rockettes es e p s r s e a 8 Greatsports
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 The Chinese have developed a form of punishment called the Chinese torture test, a sort of war-of-attrition against ones self. A person inserts a finger into one end of the torture device, which has the shape and circumference of a robusto cigar. He or she then inserts a finger from the opposite hand into the opposite end so that both hands are pinned. The more a person tugs, the tighter the device clamps down. The counterintuitive trick to the Chinese finger torture is that instead of pulling you have to let go. When a person lessens the strain on the contraption, the openings ease up and the fingers pull free. In many cases, love is the same way. Ive found that when we try to force affairs of the heart we get ourselves in trouble. When we relax and hold In love, its best to hold lightly ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org lightly to the things we want most, love feels less like torture. I try to keep this principle in mind though, Lord knows, its hard when I meet a handsome man for the first time. I ease up on forking over my phone number; I let him ask before I offer. I make sure Im not the first one to make contact afterward, even though every synapse in my brain demands that I call. I handle my desires loosely, and I let him come to me. Of course, this type of knowledge comes from years of experience, from a lot of sitting around with both fingers trapped in the metaphorical torture device. That is to say, I called love interests frequently and fired off unsolicited e-mails to would-be suitors. I clung tightly to each new potential love, thinking the more I forced the issue, the quicker he would come calling. This is never how it played out. I thought of this principle during a recent bargaining session. Im not a natural negotiator; Im stuck on my shopping mall, fixed-price menSANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS...When we relax and hold lightly to the things we want most, love feels less like torture... tality. But under some circumstances, bargaining is necessary, like when I found myself haggling over the price of a necklace at a market stall this week. The vendor had reduced his initial offer, but the price was still too high. I wanted the trinket, if not desperately, then certainly a lot. But it reached a point where I knew I would either have to cave to his price or walk away. I took a deep breath and eased up on the mental stranglehold I had on that jewelry. Yes, the necklace was beautiful and unique, and yes, it would look great with that new dress I bought, but I had to be willing to relinquish it. Otherwise, my desire would be my undoing. I stood and thanked the jeweler for his time, regretting the abandoned bauble but proud of my (albeit forced) ability to let go. The jeweler stopped me on my way out. He slipped the necklace into a bag and passed it to me. At my price. I stood dumbfounded for the space of a breath, then pulled out my money and took the offered bag. I left the shop holding lightly to my treasure. both hands m ore a p er i gh ter th e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e d own. T h e t ri ck t o e r tor te ad a ve n ns 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 e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e p r s e s, me t ha t f orce a rt w e t rou bl e. a n d h o ld gers trapped in the metaphorical tor t ure d evice. T h at is to say, I ca ll e d l ove interests f requentl y and f ired o ff un so li c it e d e -mail s t o w o uldbe s uitors. I c l ung tig h t l y to eac h n ew potentia l l ove, t h in k ing t he more I f orced the issue the q uicker he would come ca ll ing. T h is is never h ow it p l a y e d out I thou gh t o f this p rinciple during a recent b argaini ng sess i on. Im not a n atural ne g otiator; Im stuck on my shoppin g m all, fixedp rice mento be willing to relinquish it Otherwise my d esire wou ld b e my un d oin g I stood and thanked the je weler f or his time, re g rettin g the abandoned bauble but proud of my (albeit forced) ability to l et go. Th e jewe l er stoppe d me on m y wa y out. He slipped the nec kl ace into a b ag a n d passe d it to me. At m y price. I stood dum b f o und e d f o r th e space of a breath, then pu ll e d out my money a nd took the o ff ered ba g I left the shop holdin g li g htly to my treasure. TM
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 C3 Growing up in Italy, my Nonna made the best Tagliarinni in town. Ive captured the essence. Call me, lets do dinner AngelinaDaily Indulgence Therapy in my Lounge 5:00-7:00 PM1/2 price appetizers, atbreads & antipasti platters. As well as 1/2 price, beers, well and martinis, Half off bottles of wine up to $175. OPEN 7 DAYS 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Real. Italian. 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! The Naples Opera Society is offering season subscriptions and single opera trips for the Florida Grand Opera 20102011 season in Miami. Season tickets begin at $118 and include round-trip bus, driver tip, gourmet dinner in Coral Gables, pre-performance lecture and the opera. Seats are in the mezzanine and rear orchestra. The bus departs from Crossroads Shopping Center at 2 p.m. All trips are on Saturdays. This years operas and dates are: Turandot, Nov. 27 Tales of Hoffman, Feb. 5 Don Giovanni, April 30 Cyrano, May 7 Checks can be sent to Naples Opera Society, 1200 LAmbiance Circle #101, Naples, FL 34108. For more information, call 431-7509 or e-mail ehandjhb@ gmail.com. Catch the bus to Florida Grand OperaThe new season of staged readings by The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre begins with Heaven Forbid! in performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 7-8 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Heaven Forbid! consists of three oneact plays: Waiting by Ethan Coen follows a man in a perpetual waiting room, marking time until his release only it never comes, as the wait keeps getting extended, by thousands of years (his paperwork is wrong). Who knew hell would have old copies of U.S. News & World Report?; The Sin-eater by Don Nigro combines the exotic ritual of a sin-eater with his feelings for a woman, expressing love and atonement in the process; and Baby Talk by Doug Wright portrays a woman who becomes unwound when her precocious baby begins to speak early very early, in fact, while still in the womb. Both comic and dramatic, the readings make use of mature language and situations. Tickets are $10. Availability is limited. Tickets go on sale 30 days before each ECT Readers Theatre production. The season continues on Dec. 3-4 with the winners of The Naples Players New Play Competition; Feb. 27-28 with the theme Whats Your Pleasure?; April 3-4 with Questionable Motives; and May 15 with Classic, in the spirit of Moliere, Wilde and Shakespeare. Call 263-7990 or stop by the box office at 701 Fifth Ave. S. Etc Readers Theatre starts with Heaven Forbid! Heaven c es d n a o om trays a w u nwou n b a b y b ver y i n t B A vai l ets g o ea ch E CT
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 I didnt get to screen everything thats coming to the Naples International Film Festival, but here are a few I urge my friends and readers not to miss: The New Year Silverspot Cinema 11 a.m. and 7:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, and 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Sunny leaves college and returns home to Florida to take care of her father, whos battling cancer. Its been two years, and shes still working at the bowling alley and dating the local karate instructor. Shes fallen into a rut. Then Isaac, a guy she knew in high school, comes home to visit, and suddenly, everything is up for grabs. In lesser hands, this couldve been just another teen flick or a by-the-number comedic romance. But everything about this film lifts it out of the ordinary: the snappy dialogue, the casting, the acting, the cinematography. Its not your typical dumbed-down film that feels the need to spell everything out for you; its a sweet love story about losing your way in life and finding your way back to yourself and your dreams. Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds, from Leeds to New Orleans Silverspot Cinema 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5; 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 This documentary follows a British band that plays retro soul and funk as they travel from their native Leeds to New Orleans. If you miss that great funk sound that was so popular in the s or if you just appreciate good music check out this film. (See C1 for my interview with the executive producer/co-director.) The New Mastersounds will also perform live at the film festivals closing night gala. Thespians At the NIFF opening-night gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 OK, we admit we havent seen this film (advance copies were not available for screening), but we love its trailer and everything weve read about it. More than 7,000 high school thespians come to Florida to compete in an acting competition every year. This documentary follows four troupes as they prepare for and compete in the largest high school theater festival in the world. Think Glee plus Fame plus reality. Besides, Im just a sucker for stories about people who find their way in the arts. Surviving Hitler: A Love Story Silverspot Cinema 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 This moving documentary with an unlikely title tells the true-life tale of Jutta, a German Jewish teenager, and Helmuth, a Nazi soldier, who fall in love and join together in a plot to kill Hitler. I know it sounds like some crazy plot hatched in Hollywood, but its all true. Surviving Hitler includes reenactments and historic footage of Hitler, but also 8mm footage that Helmuth shot. And the current-day interviews with Jutta are simply striking. Its good to see a movie like this to be reminded of what can happen when political tactics such as fear and scapegoating are left unchallenged. Kids Flix Mix The Norris Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Childrens animated short films are the best-kept secret. This selection of films from the New York International Childrens Film Festival just wowed me. Theres a music video from They Might Be Giants, a short about a boy who lives in a pop-up book (he pulls a tab and things spring to life) and Lost and Found, an endearing film about a penguin who shows up on a boys doorstep one day. NIFF is marketing this for kids ages 3 to 8, but its really perfect for any age. If you dont have youngsters and cant borrow or steal one, simply bring your inner child to see these shorts. Theyre incredibly inventive and hip. Afterward at The Norris Center, Rosie Emery of Curious Kids, a new PBS show, will entertain. And the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples will give a workshop in making puppets, after which Cynthia Adler, who was a Muppeteer with Jim Henson and created voices for Hanna-Barbera cartoons, will teach attendees how to give their puppets their own unique voice. Plus, participants receive a box lunch from Whole Foods Market. All this for $15! Critic picks flicksBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com for the Arts. The show at the Hilton is set to begin around 9 p.m. Coals to Newcastle follows the group as they leave England to play three gigs in New Orleans during the 2005 Jazz and Heritage Fest. While they didnt play at the fest itself, they performed at the House of Blues and at the Blue Nile, and they gave a free concert on the porch of the house where they were staying. Executive producer and co-director Marca Hagenstad, who made the film with co-director/producer Aaron Dunsay, learned about the group through a friend.Rock n roll funk soul jazzIm a New Orleans live music lover, Ms. Hagenstad says. A friend discovered The New Mastersounds on a DJ compilation disk. He booked their first U.S. tour and called me up and said, Youve got to check these guys out! He knew Id love them, and I did. They credit me with being their first American fan. Ms. Hagenstad had been working on a documentary about another musical group when they broke up. They broke up at the same time The New Mastersounds received this invitation to play in New Orleans, she says. I saw that story line developing, and I knew their trip there would be a colorful merging of cultures. As with many creative endeavors, making the film took much longer than she expected. We thought it would be a one-month shoot and three months of editing, she says. It turned into an 18-month shoot and 18 months of editing. As we got into the story, she explains, We really wanted to fill in to make a complete story. Its such an interesting scene of music that they are a part of that retro, New Orleans funk. Actually, I would put them into a broader category and call them soul jazz. Energetic, enthusiastic, rock n roll funk soul jazz. She laughs. They have integrity to their music, she continues. Thats why we delve into the history. Peter (Shand), the bass player, says they pay homage to it as well as try to further it They have the integrity of replicating the history, but also furthering it, with that British twist that has been so successful with American music. Like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles took American blues and brought it back to Americans, she says, The New Mastersounds are doing that with New Orleans music. As seen in the movie, the band, which in addition to Mr. Shand consists of Eddie Roberts, Joe Tatton and Simon Allen, was thrilled to be invited to New Orleans. They decided to go, even if it turned into a financial loss. Mr. Roberts, lead guitarist for the group, thought it would be like bringing coals to Newcastle, an expression that can mean a foolish endeavor, or bringing something to a place that already has plenty of it, such as bringing snow to the North Pole, or blues to Chicago. Although its a well-known British expression, Ms. Hagenstad discovered not everyone was familiar with it. It seems that the older generations know that expression, she says. If I ask my friends moms, they know it. But my friends dont. Its one of those titles that makes sense if you see the movie. The band thought they were crazy to go to New Orleans to play New Orleans music. They didnt know how well received their spin on it would be. Extremely well received, as it turns out.Sitting inA number of musicians jammed with them, including Ivan Neville (of Dumpstaphunk), Jonathan Batiste, Brian Jordan, Adam Deitch (a founding member of Lettuce), and famous New Orleans drummer Stanton Moore, a founding member of Galactica. The band wasnt used to the American custom of musicians sitting in with a group, but quickly embraced it. They were thrilled, Ms. Hagenstad says. They called their friends back home and said, Oh, I played with this musician and with this musician! And their friends would say, Thats great! Im happy for you. Who are they? So theyd have to explain. But they were really excited. We were thrilled with all the New Orleans musicians, but we had to go and get permission from every single one of them to be in the film (whenever someone jumped onstage during the shoot), she says. I knew a lot of them, so we were able to talk them into it. They were so excited about The New Mastersounds. When the band recently played the famous Tipitinas for Halloween, Art Neville joined them, Ms. Hagenstad says. That was a big show for them. During filming, Ms. Hagenstad says, the band was impressed with conversations theyd have with American fans after their shows. Fans would approach them and talk in detail about what they like about the music, she says. The band would say, Wow, you guys really understand what were trying to do. So they have a bigger fan base over here. The crowds are bigger, more enthusiastic; they love that. They love that exchange. And while theyre not a jam band, theyve been welcomed by the jam band community, possibly because they play all-instrumental music and do some improvisation. I wouldnt think of them as a jam band, but theyre being adopted by the jam band community, she says.Screenings and performancesThe New Mastersounds performed at the documentarys first showing, at the Sonoma International Film Festival in April. We were the first documentary film to screen on opening night; that was quite an honor, she says. It was the world premiere of the film. The producer and the band did a Q&A afterward, then we went down the street and they played the opening night gala. They blew the roof off the place; Sonoma didnt know what hit them. Their New York premiere was at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. It was the first music venue we showed in, she says. It was very exciting. It was interesting to show in the type of place that The New Mastersounds would play in. The filmmakers are currently looking for distribution. Were having a great film festival run, Ms. Hagenstad says. Now were spending time talking to distributors. It would be fun to have a theatrical run that preceded the bands tour schedule. It would be a fun combination.Overcoming hurdlesMs. Hagenstad works by day as an economist for a consulting firm, consulting to electric utilities. But she worked for installation artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude for two years, helping them obtain permits to create their piece called Over the River, which will consist of six miles of fabric panels spread over 42 miles of the Arkansas River in Colorado. The experience taught her the importance of perseverance in following ones creative dreams. You cant imagine the process they go through, but thats part of their art, she says. In filmmaking, you come across incredible hurdles or obstacles you have to figure out. I learned so much from them about sticking with something and doing whatever you have to do. My film took over three years to make, and their projects can take 20 years to make. Ms. Hagenstad and The New Mastersounds are looking forward to coming to Naples for the Naples International Film Festival. This is their first time to Naples, so theyre very excited, she says. And music lovers will get to experience a unique double-feature: seeing The New Mastersounds on the silver screen, and then watching them perform live, in all their funkified glory. MASTERSOUNDSFrom page 1 >> The documentary Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds, from Leeds to New Orleans >> Screenings: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 5; 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6; 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 >> Where: Silverspot Cinema at Mercato in North Naples >> Cost: $12.50 >> Info: www.naples lmfest.com >> More: The New Mastersounds will perform live at the Hilton Naples beginning around 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, following the NIFF closing awards ceremony at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Concert tickets are $20. in the know
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Regrets Only By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Come Blow Your Horn By The Marco Players through Nov. 21. 6427270 or www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Tuesdays with Morrie By Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center through Nov. 21. (866) 811-4111 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.com. ETC The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents three one-act staged readings7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story page C3. Noises Off By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. See review on page C8. The Andrews Brothers At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. Hairspray At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. No Exit By FGCU Theatre Lab through Nov. 7. 590-7268. This weeks symphony First Note Actor Frank Langella joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off the 2010-11 season at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Reception at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Nov. 6. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Major/Minor Concert Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra join The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for a Major/Minor Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Thursday, Nov. 4 Boston Pops Friends of the Library present Fred Katz discussing The Many Moods of the Boston Pops at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Free. 252-7542. It Takes the Village The Village on Venetian Bay presents food, shopping and entertainment by It Takes Two and Cahlua and Cream from 6-9 p.m. 4032204 or www.venetianvillage.com. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www. naplesflatbread.com. Friday, Nov. 5 Eat at Chilis Chilis at 4351 Tamiami Trail N. supports Lighthouse of Collier by donating 10 percent of the bill to the organization for the blind and visually impaired when diners present a flyer available at www.lighthouseofcollier.org. 430-3934. Bet on It The Friends of the Library of Collier County host Red, White & Roulette, their second annual casino night, beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. www. collier-friends.org. First Friday The entertainment and more fun at Mercato for First Friday takes place from 6-10 p.m. 403-2204 or www.mercatoshops.com. FGCU Tunes FGCUs Bower School of Music presents American Heritage, a wind orchestra and symphonic band concert, at 7:30 p.m. 590-7851. Handbag Happy Hour The eighth annual Handbag Happy Hour for the Island Coast AIDS Networks takes place from 4-9:30 p.m. at the Miromar Design Center. $75. 337-2391 or www. icanswfl.org. Saturday, Nov. 6 Art in the Park Naples oldest outdoor art festival, Art in the Park, celebrates its 54th season by showcasing artwork from Naples Art Association members from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Park Street. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Doggy Dash The second annual Doggy Dash takes off from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Miromar Outlets to benefit Lee County Animal Services. Enjoy an array of pet-friendly vendors and fundraising booths. 390-5128 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Fine Art The Estero Fine Art Show at Miromar Outlets takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. 755-3088 or www.HotWorks.org. Sunday, Nov. 7 Canine Cruise The Sweet Liberty catamaran and Bamboo Cafe French Home Cooking set sail at 10 a.m. for a three-hour cruise and beach picnic for well-behaved dogs and their human companions. The boat leaves from The City Dock for a beach excursion to Keewaydin Island. $60. 793-3525. Bonita Band The Bonita Springs Concert Band presents a free concert at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Bring a chair and refreshments and enjoy a musical afternoon in the park. 405-3320 or www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com. Pickin and Grinnin The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents Pickin in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road. Musicians include Skeeterland Band, the Lazy-BPickers and the Bugtussle Ramblers. 9472753 or www.acousticmusicsociety.org. Monday, Nov. 8 Movie Night Mix, mingle, watch and discuss indie film screenings with Eric Raddatz of the Fort Myers Film Festival at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. $2. 333-1933 or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. RUSS MORRISON / COURTESY PHOTOBo Brewton, a member of the original Cooter Creek bluegrass band that performed throughout Southwest Florida in the s and s, returns to Cambier Park with the band as the evenings opening act at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Headlining are Darren Beachley & the Legends of the Potomac. Tickets are $20. Call 213-3049.COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Players Vic Caroli as designer Hank Hadley and Kathleen Gravatt as his best friend/socialite Tibby McCullough in a scene from Regrets Only, playing through Nov. 20 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org for performances dates, times and tickets.
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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AUNT SOPHIA UNCLE JOE COUSIN VINNY NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 A A A A A A A A A U U U U U U U N N N N N T T T T T T T S S S S O O O O O O P P P P P P H H H H H H H H H I I I I I I I I I A A A A A A A A A A A A A U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C L L L L L L L L L E E E E E J J J J J J J J O O O O O O O E E E E E E E E E E C C C C C C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U U U U S S S S S S I I I I I N N N N N V V V V V V V I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Bring the Whole Family RITA www.bucadibeppo.com I have to admit I was in a foul mood when I arrived for opening night of Noises Off at Florida Repertory Theatre. It had been that kind of day that kind of week with missed connections, technology snafus, interviews that kept being postponed or didnt happen at all. Some weeks just turn out that way. So truth be told, I wasnt in the best state of mind when I walked into the theater. But by Act II, I was absolutely giddy with laughter. And by Act III, I felt like Uncle Albert, the Ed Wynn character in Mary Poppins who laughs so much hes lighter than air and winds up floating up to the ceiling like a helium balloon. And thats precisely what a night of comedy at the theater is supposed to do. Noises Off, a brilliant British farce by Michael Frayn, is like those little Russian nesting dolls: Its a play within a play. It opens with a troupe of actors rehearsing a badly written bedroom farce called Nothing On. But not to worry, because their abysmal acting skills are equal to the material. So we have actors in a farce playing actors who are acting in a farce.When bad is goodIn Act I they stumble through the dress rehearsal, fumbling their lines, forgetting props, missing cues. And when they do remember their lines, they Act with a capital A, using broad gestures and over-emphasizing funny lines with winks and exaggerated poses. The acting is so bad, its funny. Nothing On has lots of slamming doors, seemingly endless plates of sardines, bags and boxes that disappear and reappear. And, like any decent or indecent farce, it also has double entendres, dropped trousers and an attractive young woman who runs around for most of the show in black lingerie and stockings. Rachel Lomax is wonderfully clueless as Brooke, the blonde ingnue. She delivers her lines a la Marilyn Monroe, and then strikes a pose, as if modeling for a Victorias Secret catalog. Jason Parrish plays Garry, the young man whose character is attempting to have an affair with her in Nothing On. He is, perhaps, the male version of Brooke, as hes equally inarticulate. His comments lack substance and often trail off with a vague but insistent, You know Act I might be a little slow paced, but just think of it as a roller coaster ride. Act I is the suspenseful climb to the top of the towering first hill. (If you get out now, you miss the entire point of the ride.) In Act I the premise is set up, and were introduced not only to the actors but also to Nothing On, the show theyre about to perform. In Noises Off Mr. Frayn pokes fun at all the different theater types. In addition to Ms. Lomax and Mr. Parrishs characters, theres the frustrated director (Tony Cormier), the actress who cant remember her lines (Viki Boyle), the actor who continually questions his motivation (Kenneth Kay). Also in the troupe: the sophisticated actress who knows all the latest cast gossip (Carrie Lund) and, of course, the seasoned actor with the drinking problem whos prone to disappearing (Herman Petras). Rachael Endrizzi and Matthew Natale Rush round out the cast as the stage manager and carpenter. In Act II were backstage, behind the very set we saw in Act I, privy to all the personal dramas going on among the actors. Someones having an affair with two women; one of them finds out and threatens to walk out mid-show. Another pair of actors is having an affair, but the man grows jealous and suspects her of sleeping with all the other men in the company. As Nothing On begins onstage, backstage the troupe acts out a silent drama of revenge, sabotage and attempted reconciliation, all the while trying to prevent the alcoholic actor from finding his bottle. There are missed cues, misplaced props and misunderstandings galore, all happening in frantic mime, like a silent movie. (The title of the farce, Noises Off, is a theatrical term referring to sounds made off-stage.) The ensemble performs all this as a carefully choreographed ballet of madcap merriment, thanks to director Robert Cacioppo.By Act III, (which is actually Act I of Nothing On all over again this is a play with three Act Is), things have disintegrated even more, as the actors dysfunctional personal lives bleed into their professional lives, with disastrous results.Intelligent fluffAlthough the pacing early on did seem a bit slow, and I heard more than one person comment that at times the actors were difficult to hear and understand, Noises Off is an ingenious show that pokes fun at the conventions of theater while toying with them. (And the playwright pushes things further by having three Act Is and including a false program for Nothing On in the regular program book.) It gives audiences a peek at what its like backstage, and even lets us see how Jim Hunters marvelous set is dismantled, turned around and reassembled like a threedimensional jigsaw puzzle. Its akin to a magician showing you ARTS COMMENTARY Noises Off: Sardines, slamming doors and madcap merriment NancySTETSON email@example.com >>What: Noises Off >>When: Through Nov. 20 >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First St. in downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street, between Jackson and Hendry >>Cost: $20-$44 >>Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org in the know rce, i cal n ds m s l l y et n t, b i s h n h s erform Mr. Frayn pokes iff e re nt t he at er to Ms. Lomax s characters, a t e d dir ec t o r h e actress who e r lines ( Viki w ho continu s motivay ) p n d o ne d drink s prone (Herman i and Mat r o un d o ut e manager b ackst ag e, e t we saw all t h e per g on amon g o nes havi ng women; one a nd thr e at e n s h ow An ot he r vi ng an a ff air, w s jealous and e eping with al l h e company On b e gi ns ge the tro up e a ma of reven g e, e mpte d recon wh i l e trying to h olic actor f rom T here are missed r o p s and misuno re, a ll h appenm e, like a a silent h av e g rated as the act o t iona l person a into their p ro f e s with di s a s tr o u s Intelligent f l u Al t h ou gh t h e p on did seem a b I heard more t h so n co mm en t t h t h e ac to rs w er e hear and unders t e s Off is an in ge t hat p okes fun at t tions of theater w with them. ( And th e pushes thin g s f urth e t hree Act Is and f alse program f o O n in t h e r eg u l b ook. ) It gi ves a p eek at what it stage, an d eve n h ow Jim Hunt ous set is t urn e d ar o u n se m b l e d li k d imension a pu zz l e. It s ma g ician s h how he does a trick, yet amazing you all the same. There is not a weak link in the cast, but a few moments stood out for me: Ms. Boyles ditzy character falling apart entirely in Act III, Ms. Lunds faade shattering when things start going bad and she realizes she has to improvise, and Mr. Rushs quivering stage fright when hes suddenly pushed on stage as a stand-in for another actor. Ms. Lomax almost steals the show with her pouting and posing, and Mr. Parrishs physical comedy is something to see, as he continuously races up and down the staircase at breakneck speed. Noises Off is fluff, but its highly intelligent and clever fluff. What can I say? It made me laugh. CHIP HOFFMAN / FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRERachel Lomax in Noises Off
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 C9 GIVING Edgar Robles-Garcia has a job thanks to The Immokalee Foundations Vocational Success program. The 20-year-old joined Future Builders of America when he was a senior at Immokalee High School in 2008. That summer he earned an internship at BCB Homes. After his internship, the company hired him, and hes been employed ever since. Currently hes working on a 12-home project in Naples as a superintendent in training.Its unbelievable, he says. The Immokalee Foundation found me a job. I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for them. Mr. Robles-Garcia is one of many success stories coming out of the Vocational Success program. Four years ago, The Immokalee Foundation working in partnership with Collier County Public Schools, Collier Building Industry Association and Florida Home Builders Association brought the FBA program to Immokalee. Students participate in vocational and on-the-job training, as well as in summer internships with area businesses. The programs emphasize leadership, skills development and community service, preparing students for post-secondary training and vocational success. And the success stories rolling out of the program make everyone proud, says Elda Hernandez, vocational program manager for The Immokalee Foundation. These opportunities change their lives. David Turrubiartez worked in the fields harvesting bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and peanuts. For every 25-pound bucket of peanuts he picked, he earned $3. Through The Immokalee Foundation and his membership with FBA ee received a four-year full tuition scholarship to Edison State College. Today, the college freshman continues to give back to his community and has high personal goals. A double major in business management and political science, he plans to be president of the United States. Oscar Chavez participated in FBA and is a junior at the University of Tampa. A third-year Army ROTC cadet who plans to be a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he says he wouldnt have fulfilled those dreams without the Vocational Success program. Royel Saldivar learned a lot from FBA and received a scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University. The freshman is majoring in criminal forensics. The team-building skills and practical skills he learned as a member of FBA will contribute to everything he plans to do in the future, he says. The 45 student members who participate in the Vocational Success program work closely with the CBIA to learn appropriate skills. They have held internship positions at local businesses including TriCity Electrical, Made in Rio, D. Garrett Construction, Salazar Machine & Steel, Kraft Construction Company, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and Immokalee Technical Center. They also put their skills to work throughout the community. Last year the group helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, donating more than 1,600 volunteer hours. All programs of The Immokalee Foundation require that students have skin in the game by performing community service as part of the foundations empowerment model for student growth. Their service is duly recognized: Seven FBA students recently earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for logging more than 100 community service hours each. The students know they are participating in something special, Mr. Turrubiartez says. I believe something needs to be done to help break this chain of poverty and unaccomplished dreams, and with the help of The Immokalee Foundation and their countless supporters, the chain is well on the way to being broken. Mr. Robles-Garcia, who has a steady job, is grateful to have been a part of The Immokalee Foundations programs. Tell all those kids in Immokalee to join Future Builders of America, he says. Its just great. They will have a future. The Vocational Success program is just one of many successful programs of The Immokalee Foundation, which since 1991 has been building pathways to success for Immokalees children through a variety of programs that focus on mentorship, after-school activities, college scholarships, the development of vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. In 2009, the foundation served 2,700 children through its core programs. The Immokalee Foundation offers a road map toward a brighter future through programs including Take Stock in Children, Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers and Community Grants. For more information, call 430-9122, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.Immokalee Foundation helps students build skills for Vocational SuccessSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES PAILS IN COMPARISON By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Taking sides in a workplace or domestic dispute could prolong the problem. Stay out and stay cool. Then you can be friends with both parties when things settle down.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friendship has the potential to become something more, and with this weeks aspects favoring romance, you might feel that this possibility is worth exploring.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The new job you want might require you to relocate. If so, keep an open mind and weigh all the positives and negatives before making your decision.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new relationship seems to be everything you could have hoped for. Congratulations. Meanwhile, its not too early to get some feedback on that new project youre working on.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might have decided to get out of the fast-moving current and just float around hither and yon for a while. But you might find that the new opportunity is too tempting to turn down.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ruling planet, Mars, allows you to assume a sense of command that can help you turn a chaotic workplace situation into one thats orderly, productive and, yes, even friendly.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting a relationship thats been stuck in a rut up and running again depends on how far you want to run with it. Be honest with yourself as you consider which decision to make.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be wary of rumors that seem to be coming from everywhere this week. Waiting for the facts before you act means never having to say youre sorry you followed the wrong lead.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A difficult personal matter might prompt you to turn to a trusted friend to help you sort through a maze of emotional conflicts. The weekend should bring some welcome news.LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some of the new people coming into the Lions life could play pivotal roles in future personal and professional matters. Meanwhile, an old friend might have an important message.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A delay in getting things moving on schedule can be a blessing in disguise. Use this extra time to do more research so you can buttress any of the weaker points with solid facts.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might need to get involved in a personal matter before it becomes a serious problem. Also be wary of someone offering to mediate unless you can be sure of his or her motives.BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in bringing out the best in people with kind deeds, loving words and recognition of their special selves.
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The storylines never work together, however, and not much happens in this long, sad bore that never makes a dramatic impact. Rated PG-13.Conviction (Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo) When her brother Kenny (Mr. Rockwell) is convicted of murder, Betty Anne Waters (Ms. 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. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............LATEST FILMS For Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the main characters in author Stieg Larssons best-selling Millennium trilogy, it all comes down to this: the film version of the final story, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, is opening nationwide. Those whove seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire know the tough and gritty Swedish films featured phenomenal performances from Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. Hornets Nest is no different, but it does lack the forceful energy of narrative that propelled the first two films to success.As in Fire, Lisbeth and Mikael (Mikael Nyqvist) spend much of Hornets Nest apart, but they never stop looking out for one another. Set to stand trial for three murders, Lisbeths life is in imminent danger. Shes also in the hospital recuperating from injuries suffered at the end of Fire, which means its up to Mikael to unravel the government conspiracy thats determined to send Lisbeth to prison.Some sequels do not require you to see the prior films in order to understand whats happening. Hornets Nest, however, does and even then, the opening half-hour is confusing for anyone who doesnt have the high-ranking government conspirators fresh in their minds. What you need to know is that Lisbeths legal father, Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov), was a government spy who was complicit in the awful things that have happened to her. As computer hacker Lisbeth and investigative journalist Mikael uncover more layers of truth, Zalachenkos old cohorts panic and great peril ensues. Also still menacingly lurking about is Lisbeths brother, Ronald Niedermann (Micke Spreitz), who doesnt feel pain and is determined to kill his sister.Its OK that Lisbeth and Mikael barely share screen time, but confining Lisbeth to a hospital room for half of the 148-minute movie limits the sense of adventure and the scope of the journey. Instead of the two fighting together to stave off various blackmails and conspiracies, Mikael largely goes it alone for much of the movie, which just isnt as fun.Its been well publicized that David Fincher (The Social Network) is currently shooting Dragon Tattoo in Sweden with relative unknown Rooney Mara as Lisbeth and Daniel Craig as Mikael. With Fincher directing, the Americanized version of the story is likely to be more streamlined and crisply paced than its Swedish predecessors, though not necessarily shorter (all three Swedish films were longer than two hours). The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest doesnt necessarily end the trilogy with a bang, but it is a solid conclusion to a good, not great, story. If nothing else, see it for Ms. Rapaces performance alone. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets NestIs it worth $10? Yes >> Because Dragon Tattoo was released in Swedish theaters, Noomi Rapace is eligible for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. However, she is not eligible to be nominated for Fire or Hornets Nest, as those movies were made for Swedish television. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen that happens, Ive sewed people into their costumes in the wings, so they can do the number, she says. Ive repaired shoes with gaff tape whatever you have to do in the moment. The Rockettes team of dressers keeps a close eye on things. As much as possible, we find things before they become a problem, Ms Pocock says. There are always moments when things get crazy, so you have your kit with your needles all ready with thread. And even now, while the world-famous Rockettes are rehearsing choreography for their annual Christmas Spectacular, Ms. Pocock is working behind the scenes to make sure the dancers are dressed to perfection when the curtain goes up. Her job started six weeks before the dancers even began to rehearse. I take care of all the costumes from the year before, do any repairs, refurbishment, she says. Every feather, every sequin, every crystal, every stitch must be perfect.A Southwest Florida firstThis year, the Rockettes bring their Christmas Spectacular to Southwest Florida for the first time, performing 38 shows from Nov. 11-28 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program recreates the iconic holiday show that generations over the years have enjoyed at New York Citys Radio City Music Hall. Ms. Pocock knows the costumes on tour will be viewed more closely than they are at Radio City. Its a little more intimate in these smaller houses. We keep that in mind, and we make sure they look really good close up in these theaters, that the experience is just as magical, she says. We patch up the shoes after every single show, touch them up. We hand paint every pair as a whole. Thats part of what Im doing now. And thats part of the dressers job, after each show: to go through the shoes and clean them with a bit of rubbing alcohol on the toes and the heels, where the paint may have rubbed off. Thats part of maintaining that perfection all the time. Ms. Pocock does all the fittings herself, overseeing a team of stitchers. (We dont say seamstresses any more, she explains, because its men and women.) Its a lot of work, altering the costumes to fit each Rockette. People think dancers all have the same type of body, she says, but they dont. A Rockette might be 5-foot 8 inches, and if her legs are long in proportion to her body, shes going to fit into her costume differently than someone who has a longer torso and shorter legs, she explains, adding body type varies hugely among the dancers. They are all in excellent condition and very athletic, but their body types vary a great deal. And with all the athleticism and movement involved in a typical Rockettes routine, its imperative that every part of every costume looks good when its moving and stays where its supposed to, she says.Soldiering onMore than 300 costumes and 200 hats are used in the show, each outfit customdesigned for the Rockettes. Each dancer has seven different costumes, from toy soldier to Santa, rag doll to reindeer. I have a soft spot for the wooden soldier costume, Ms. Pocock says about the outfit designed by Academy Award-winning director Vincente Minnelli, known for films such as Meet Me In St. Louis, Gigi and An American in Paris. The Rockettes have been wearing this costume since they first appeared at Radio City Music Hall, more than 75 years ago. Its so iconic and classic, she says. We work in this industry, and do so much thats modern, so to work with something where the design hasnt changed since 1933 makes you proud. Seeing how it looks on stage, after all that time, I get a kick out of that. To be part of that theatrical dynasty, its huge for us. The soldier pants are made from heavy cotton duck starched so strongly, they can literally stand up on their own. Theyre also constructed as a box, with a front and back panel, and two side panels. Theyre very stiff-legged, upright, high-waisted pants, she says. The dancers get used to it. When new pants are needed, theyre built at a costume shop, using the same pattern. But the older they are, the better. Then they have more starch in them. It takes years to build up that starch, she says, adding the older pants always look better. The dancers wear professional dance tights, which are much heavier than regular pantyhose, underneath. You wouldnt want to wear those pants on bare legs! The soldier hats are 2 feet high, including the plume, which means that, in costume, a 5-foot, 10-inch Rockette is almost 8 feet tall. The brim of the hat comes right over their eyes, so they are unable to look directly ahead and must keep their eyes on the floor throughout the number. Theyre watching their marks on the floor, Ms. Pocock says. They dance with such precision, they know where they are all the time. Its all about the precision of their position. Thats the beauty of it. There are also different shoes for different numbers. For the opening number, when the women dance as reindeer, they wear handmade LaDuca boots painted brown and black to look like reindeer hooves. And for Christmas in New York and Christmas Dreams, they slip into specially designed shoes that have a layer of foam in the sole to help absorb the impact from their moves. Its remarkable, the athleticism they have, Ms. Pocock says. We do our best to see that their shoes are in good shape, so their feet are in good shape.A special gigMs. Pocock has been touring with the Rockettes for 12 years. We all come together every year, she says. Its like a family. We do this three months a year, and its very intense. We leave our families, and we come and work together really hard and for really long hours. And we end up creating this beautiful thing with these friends that we only see once a year. January comes around, and we go home to our regular lives. And we look forward to doing it all over again next year. ROCKETTESFrom page 1 >> The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes >> When: Nov. 11-28 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Cost: $125, $82, $69, $49 and $39 >> Info: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com in the know COURTESY PHOTOS / MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ENTERTAINMENTAbove: In their reindeer regalia, the Rockettes perform the Sleigh Ride number in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Bel ow right: A secne from the famed Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, which has been part of the show since its 1933 decut.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C13 ADVERTISEMENTneweraforoperabeginson Sunday,November14.Thats whenSarasotaOperaandthe NaplesPhilharmonicOrchestra launchtheirnew GreatOpera seriesatthePhil. Oneofthemostdazzlingofallcomic operasRossinis LaCenerentola hasbeen chosentoopentheseries.Itstarsrenowned mezzo-sopranoHeatherJohnsonasAngelina. Weareproudtobepartneringwithsuch afineorganizationasSarasotaOpera,said PhilharmonicCenterfounderandCEOMyra JancoDaniels.Wehopeyouwilljoinuson November14towelcomethemtoNaplesfor thishistoricperformanceandexperience operaatitsfinest. ThepartnershipunitestwoSouthwestFloridaculturalinstitutionsthe51-year-old SarasotaOperaandthe29-year-oldNaplesPhilharmonicOrchestra.SarasotaOperaslongtime ArtisticDirectorVictorDeRenziwillconduct theoperas.Overthepast28years,DeRenzihas producedmorethan75differentoperasand conductedmorethan400performances.Rossinisgrandoperaticfeast Rossinis LaCenerentola isthemostfamous operaticversionoftheCinderellastoryand completelyunlikeanyotherinterpretation.The Italiancomposerstrippedawaythefairytale elementsfromthestorythereisnofairygodmother,forinstance(shesreplacedbyAlidoro thephilosopher),noglassslipperandnopumpkinthatturnsintoacarriage.Theresultisa captivatingstorythatisslyandsophisticated andrichwithglorious belcanto music. LaCenerentola wasperformedbythe MetropolitanOperalastyearandbroadcastto theatersacrossthecountry. Writtenin1816,oneyearafter TheBarberof Seville,LaCenernetola isamongRossinismost enduringworks.TheInternationalHeraldTribunerecentlycalled LaCenerentola Rossinis comicmasterpiece.OperaNewsdubbeditan operaticfeast. TheMetropolitanOperawebsitesays,Its asdeliciousasamarvelousmusicalsouffl.Daniels,whosawtherehearsalsfortheNaples debutinSarasota,calledHeatherJohnsons performancestrong,beguiling,magnificent. SheisthebestCinderellaIveeverseen.Partnershipinthearts ThepartnershipbetweenSarasotaOpera andtheNaplesPhilharmonicOrchestrahas beenintheworksforsometime,accordingto DanielsandDeRenzi.Thisfitswithourmissiontopresent liveoperaofthehighestqualityherein Naples,saidDaniels.Welookforwardto continuingthispartnershipformanyyears.SarasotaOperasDeRenziandExecutive DirectorSusanDanissaid,Wereabsolutelythrilledandexcitedtohavethis opportunitytopartnerwithsuchafine organizationastheNaplesPhilharmonic Orchestraand,inparticular,togettheopportunitytoworkwithMrs.Daniels.Weresolookingforwardtoit.Weseethisasbeingan incrediblyfruitfulventureforbothofus.Were soexcited.The GreatOpera seriescontinuesinMarch withPuccinis Labohme. Infutureseasons,four operaswillbestagedatthePhilharmonicCenter.Ticketsstartat$98andcanbepurchased onlineat ThePhil.org, bycalling(800)5971900orbyvisitingthePhilharmonicCenters BoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBlvd.,Naples. HeatherJohnsonasAngelina(Cinderella)ANEWERAFOROPERAINSOUTHWEST FLORIDA VictorDeRenzi,artisticdirector/conductorWeareproudtobepartnering withsuchafineorganizationas SarasotaOpera.MYRAJANCODANIELS SarasotaOpera,NaplesPhilharmonicOrchestra launchnew GreatOpera seriesatthePhilwith Rossiniscomicmasterpiece LaCenerentolaA Ifyouloveoperaandare interestedinsupporting GreatOpera inSouthwestFlorida, pleasecalltheOperaGuild officeatthePhilharmonic CenterfortheArts: (239)254-2704.IFYOUGO>>What: LaCenerentola >>When:November14,8p.m. >>Where:ThePhilinNaplesPhoto:SalvatoreBrancifort Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 $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! Spirit of the Gulf, a womens singing organization and a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines, International, will performing in concert to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Floridas Super Kids Club at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at North Naples United Methodist Church. Spirit of the Gulf was voted The Most Entertaining Chorus at Sweet Adelines International Chorus competitions in 2006 and again in 2008. They have performed and shared their harmony throughout Florida and in Tennessee, Hawaii and Nevada. Spirit of the Gulfs more than 160 singers are of all ages and come from all walks of life and all parts of Florida. Sweet Adelines, International, is a nonprofit organization with more than 30,000 members in choruses and quartets worldwide. The Super Kids Club provides academic assistance and the message of Gods love to at-risk children. Students have full access to computer labs for project research or for individualized learning programs. New Horizons also created the Super Kids Church and a teen sailing program to teach seamanship, team building, discipline and decision-making skills. More than 250 students take part every week in learning to become productive and responsible members of society through education, career development and community service. The Spirit of the Gulf concert is open to all. Admission at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call 248-0647 or e-mail NewHorizonsofSWFL@msn. com. For more information about the Super Kids Club, visit www.mysuperkidsclub. org. Sweet Adelines tuning up to sing at church benefit for Super KidsCOURTESY PHOTOSpirit of the Gulf
C14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BONITA SPRINGSNAPLESwww.LightingFirst.us Burnished Brass nish. Distressed Bronze nish.Colonial BayCabana $199 95Was $49995NOW! $349 95Was $64995NOW! When Naomi Rubin first started working as the program director at the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, she took over responsibility for a Jewish Book Fair that was already established. Like most such events, it followed the pattern of jamming a lot of presentations by authors into a long weekend. Attendance was far from satisfactory, and Ms. Rubin, along with the book fairs volunteer committee headed this year by Mindi Simon, looked for another approach. They came up with a program that is really a series of related author events that fall under one umbrella but that take place over several weeks and in several locations. If you arent available for the traditional book fair weekend, you miss the whole thing. This way, there are more opportunities to spend some time meeting an author, Ms. Simon says. This years Jewish Book Fair, the 16th annual event, allows interaction between authors and the public on Nov. 10, 18 and 21 and on Dec. 9, 12, 14 and 16. With such a scheme, the authors dont have to compete for exposure, and their potential readers have many opportunities to connect with them.The book fair planners took advantage of the Jewish Book Network, a membership organization sponsored by the Jewish Book Council and comprised of Jewish community centers, federations, synagogues and other organizations. The network runs a conference in New York in late May that helps facilitate program building on the local level. A blitz of activity at which planners get a sense of the authors as personalities as well as information about their recent books, the four-day conference allows planners to meet however briefly up to 200 Jewish authors who are seeking exposure for their books: 50 authors in each of four two-hour sessions, or about two minutes per author in that format. Its called speed-dating for authors, says Ms. Rubin. Cocktail parties follow at which more casual interaction can take place. Planners beeline to the authors whom they wish to know better. Conferees also get to share experiences and information with other book fair planners, including how well certain authors have worked out at past events. Committee members for local book fairs then compare their impressions and build preliminary lists of authors theyd like to invite. Then, before long, the featured books are shipped to the participating book fair headquarters, and committee members begin a frantic period of reading in order to refine Books from the people of the bookLee-Charlotte fair brings Jewish authors to Southwest Florida BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Here is the schedule of the 16th annual Jewish Book Fair events in November. Watch for news about more programs in December. >>Wednesday, Nov. 10 7 p.m. at Lakes Regional Librar y 15290 Bass Road, off Gladiolus in South Fort Myers Jacob Paul, Sarah/Sara Daniel Asa Rose, Larrys Kidney >>Thursday, Nov. 18: Local writers 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel by the books Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers Saul Cooperman, Eddie and Me Penny P. Abrams, An Other Time Zalman Velvel, The Kings of Shabbos Dr. Harold Kirsch, Thank You America >>Sunday, Nov. 21: Childrens authors 11 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers Karen Fisman, Latkaland Deborah Lakritz, Say Hello Lily >>Sunday, Nov. 21: Senior visit Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Senior visits are conducted by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties three times a year. Children, parents and adult volunteers visit senior residences and facilities before the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Chanukah and Passover holidays, delivering holiday greetings and treats. RSVP required by calling Naomi Rubin at 481-4449 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.All of the above events are free. Authors books will be for sale at each event for 20 percent off the list price. Authors will be happy to autograph their books. PAUL ROSE their list of invitees and offer the invitations. At the same time, they are building a schedule, securing sponsors and reserving exhibit/presentation space. One problem that Ms. Rubin and Ms. Simon ran into was discovering that some of the books by authors they liked actually had very little Jewish content. While the Jewish Book Council defines a Jewish book as one written by a Jewish author, the Lee-Charlotte federations Jewish Book Fair committee seeks titles that have significant Jewish content. Selling books to the people of the book and others is what its all about, while educating and entertaining the public. Voted Southwest Floridas Best Steakhouse. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C15 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best $20 OFF Valid 1 thru 351 Enjoy the Tastes of Tuscany! BRIOITALIAN.COM Youre on BRIOs Holiday List RECEIVE A $20 BONUS FOR YOU FOR EVERY $100 IN GIFT CARDS PURCHASED* Free bonus valid: 1-11-11 thru 3-15-11. Promotion expires 12-31-10.THE WATERSIDE SHOPS(239) 593-5319 FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE Growing Up KennedyBY JOHN S. MEADE ____________________My dad rarely smiled. I know very little about him. He knew less about me. He liked his beer. He liked his beer very much. I never liked what beer did to him. He was always angry. I never knew about what. I dont think he really knew. Something about being Irish Catholic. The angrier he got, the less time he spent with me. I have few memories with my dad. He took me to a Red Sox game. To save a buck, my dad would cut my hair. A neighbor once commented on my hairstyle in my dads presence, You look like a Kennedy with that haircut. Before I could react, I looked at my dad for his reaction. He was smiling. So when I hear, The Kennedys, I dont think: Dealey Plaza. Sirhan Sirhan. Chappaquiddick. I see my dad smiling. Salt and LightBY SCOTT P. SOMERFLECK ______________________When coffee grounds have been used, who can restore its flavor? Who can restore a pickle to a cucumber savor? Who can unscramble an egg and return it to its shell? Who can restore a bitter life once it is in hell? Do not be coffee, which casts its soul upon the water. It is used up once and then is lost forever. Be salt which never dies. It is reborn when the water dries. It will never lose its savor. Be light which warns of every pit. Nothing can ever capture it. We received almost 100 submissions for our Freestyle writing contest. The Florida Weekly staff extends a sincere, thanks to everyone who entertained us with their stories and poems. Winners John S. Meade and Scott P. Somerfleck will enjoy tickets to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, happening Nov. 4-7 at BIG ARTS. Winning 'Freestyle' writers
C16 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 9 P.M. Pioneers of Television: Variety Funny stars take us behind the scenes of popular variety shows, from Ed Sullivans Toast of the Town to Laugh-in, more. Kelsey Grammer narrates. FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 8:30 P.M. Untold Stories: Illuminating Tradition: Edison Festival of Light The Edison Festival of Light is an extraordinary blend of entertainment, pageantry, innovation and tradition that has drawn crowds to downtown Fort Myers since 1938. SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 6:30 P.M. FGCU Sports Report Catch all the Florida Gulf Coast Universitys weekly sports scores and highlights as well as interviews, profiles and a preview of upcoming events on the Eagles schedule. Hosted by Tom James. 9 P.M. As Time Goes By Jean and Lionel try to rekindle their flame after a 38-year separation. SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Great Game Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) must solve perplexing and dangerous puzzles specifically laid out for him. Can he and Watson (Martin Freeman) catch up to the villain before innocent people are harmed? MONDAY, NOV. 8, 9 P.M. The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth Part 1 In 1994, baseball faces its worst crisis in 70 years when a prolonged strike alienates many of the most loyal fans. Baseball has to rebuild. And rebuild it does. TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 8 P.M. NOVA: Dogs Decoded New genetic discoveries are illuminating the origin of dogs with revealing implications for the evolution of human culture as well. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 9 P.M. Circus: Change On!/Survival of the Fittest Part Join the circus at its first performance stop in Virginia, where dramatic lastminute changes to the show, lackluster ticket sales and a cancer diagnosis ratchet up the pressure. Experience winter in New York, which means packed stands under the big top and misery on the back lot. This week on WGCU TV Circus
C18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com AN IMPORTANT OPERA NAPLES FUNDRAISEROpera Naples opens its Sixth Season with one of most prestigious events in the companys history! An Extraordinary Cast of International Superstars Together for One Out-of-This-World Performance of Beloved Moments in Opera and Musical Theatre!Thursday, November 18, 7:00 PMMoorings Presbyterian Church Sanctuary NaplesGraciously underwritten Premium Seating: $300 Includes Private Meet the World Stars Reception Patronage Levels: $75, $95, $150 (Concert Only) General Admission: $50 (Concert Only) Tickets: www.OperaNaples.org or call 1.800.771.1041 Opera Naples Ofce: 239.514.7464Dramatic soprano Nancy Gustafson headlines an extraordinary all-star cast in a Benet Concert Southwest Florida will long remember Ms. Gustafson is joined by mesmerizing Metropolitan Opera Tenor Richard Leech, and Sylvia McNair, a prolic soprano who has dazzled audiences in leading opera houses around the globe, plus Opera Naples favorites, Christopher Holloway and Leah Summers. Southwest Florida has rarely witnessed such an amazing array of stars on the same stage! Pianist Robin Shuford Frank will provide accompaniment. Naples own Maestro William Noll will entertain on Jazz Piano. Christopher Holloway, BaritoneHouston Grand OperaMaestro William Noll New York City OperaLeah Summers, Soprano New York City Opera Generously underwritten by The Ibarra Calleja Group Nancy Gustafson, Soprano Metropolitan Opera Teatro alla Scala Vienna State Opera Sylvia McNair, Soprano Metropolitan Opera San Francisco Opera Covent Garden Richard Leech, Tenor Metropolitan Opera Lyric Opera of Chicago Deutche Oper, Berlin Na nc c c y y y G G G G G G G Gu Gu st af son, S S S S op op p ra ra ra n no Sy lv v i i i ia ia M M M M M M M cN air S S op ra ra n no Ri i h h h h h ch ch ar d d d Le ec h T T en or or Chri st st t t t t t op op op op op op h h h h h h h h he he r H Ho ll ll l ll ll ll ll ow ow ow w w ow ay ay ay ay ay Ba r a n d O per a Leah S S S S S S S S S S u um um mers S S S So pr pr pr a a an o Ma es es s s t t t tr tr tr tr tr o o o W W W W W Wi Wi ll ia m N N N N N N N N No No No No l l l ll N ew Y ork C Many Thanks to our Media Sponsors WORLD STARS NAPLES FAVORITES NEXT Lucia di Lammermoor Jan. 15 & 16, 2011 Carmen Feb 18 & 20, 2011 Verdis Requiem Mass Mar. 31 & Apr. 2, 2011 Tickets: www.OperaNaples.orgThree exhibit at The von Liebig Art Center this month celebrate local artists: The third annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibit; The Members Gallery Opening Show of the Season; and Selected Work from The von Liebig Art Centers Collection .All three exhibitions are on view through Nov. 27. An opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, provides the first opportunity for the public to purchase these works and meet the artists. The reception is free for Naples Art Association members and $10 for others; refreshments are provided by Whole Foods Market and Costco Naples. The preview reception will include voting for the Peoples Choice Award as part of the Show of Shows. Sponsored by the Martin Foundation and The Arlington, the award is determined by a popular vote, with voting overseen by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office. The winner will be announced near the close of the reception at 7:30 p.m. All those who attend the reception by 6:30 p.m. will be eligible to vote. The winner receives $100.The Show of Shows Local talent takes the spotlight in three von Liebig exhibitsSEE VON LIEBIG, C19 COURTESY PHOTOConstance Parry, A Country with a ViewCOURTESY PHOTOJerry Spilane, The Three Graces detail
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C19 Waterfront Dining on the Cocohatchee RiverSunday Brunch begins November 7th 10:30am-2pm Lunch begins December 1st Accepting Reservations for our Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Holidays DINNER 5pm 9pm EARLY DINING 5-6pm HAPPY HOUR IN TAVERN 5-6pm $10 Bar Menu LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday thru Saturday night and Sunday BrunchWED & THURS: Michael Blasucci and Diego FRIDAY: Megan Rose SATURDAY: Megan Rose and Bill Zink SUNDAY BRUNCH: Rick Howard and Don Mopsick (239) 591-3837 www.bayhousenaples.com799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, Florida, 34110 The Southwest Florida Pastel Society presents an exhibition of Small Works from Nov. 12 to Dec. 9 in the Administration Building at Hodges Universitys Naples campus. An opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.Artist members of the SFPS from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties will display a variety of pastel paintings ranging from portraiture, still life and landscapes to abstract and non-representational works. Overall size of individual paintings, including frames, in Small Works cannot be larger than 16-by-20 inches. Most paintings will be for sale. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception and to view the exhibit anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday through Dec. 9. Hodges University in Naples is at 2655 Northbrook Drive. Small Works make big show at Hodges University COURTESY PHOTOEnd of Evening, 4-by-6 inches, by Laurie Paci VON LIEBIGFrom page C18features sculpture, photography and paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor by 63 members of the NAA. Highlights include Kathleen Blackburns textured rabbit, Jerry Spilanes jewel-colored glass sea creatures and Constance Parrys panoramic vista in her photograph A Country with a View.The Members Gallery Opening Show of the Season is a juried exhibition run by NAA members. And Selected Work from The von Liebig Art Centers Collection presents American art from 1950 forward with a focus on artists who have lived in or had a connection to Florida. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit naplesart.org.
C20 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 www.ribcity.com 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. 239-352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., Napleswww.sweethartz.com ~Your personal bakery. ~ ~Cookies and Cakes made to order. ~ ~Hand dipped chocolates, the Best in Naples! ~ Cookies Cakes Chocolates Diamonds are bright, white and lively!FULL SERVICE JEWELRY REPAIR ESTATE JEWELRYDavid Yurman | Tiffany | Kabana MikiMoto Pearls | Chopard | Rolex Gulfshore Playhouse announces the first wave of offerings in the companys 2010-2011 Saturday Series of educational programs for adults. Designed for ages 16 and older, the Saturday Series presents Gulfshore Playhouse designers, directors and visiting playwrights and actors in one-day, bite-sized pieces, says Kristen Coury, producing artistic director. Heres the lineup: Audition Techniques 12:15-1:15 p.m. Nov. 6 and 1:15-2:15 p.m. Nov. 20 ($25) Actor and acting coach Wayne LeGette (Gulfshore Playhouses productions of Tuesdays with Morrie and Tartuffe) will instruct participants in how to craft an audition for roles in theater, film and TV. Improvisation/Theater Games 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Nov. 6, and 12:15-1:15 p.m. Nov. 20 ($25) Mr. LeGette also instructs this class on the techniques of improvisation. Who Are You in Front of the Camera? 1:15-2:45 p.m. Nov. 13 ($35) Karen Kayser Benson, founder of Karen Kayser Casting and head of casting for Steve and Linda Horn Productions in New York City and Young and Rubicam will simulate an audition The curtain goes up on a new season of classes at Gulfshore Playhousestudio to help participants understand how they show up in front of a camera. Enrollees are asked to prepare a brief monologue or commercial copy. From Page to Stage: Development of a Play or Musical 12:15-1:15 p.m. Nov. 13, and 1-2 p.m. April 16 ($15) Ms. Coury will instruct this session that covers the process from the light bulb moment of an idea through the stages of finessing the script, getting it to the producers and leading up to opening night. Outside the Laban Technique 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 ($35) Actor/singer Lauren Wiley will explore the Laban Technique as a method of bringing new life and detail into a performance. Students are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue. Getting Technical: The Process from Design to Strike 12:15-1:45 p.m. March 12 ($20) Curtis Jones, technical director for Gulfshore Playhouse, and Melanie Lisby, production stage manager, will take students behind the scenes to see what must happen to make a show go on every night. Playing with Shakespeare 1:152:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29 and Feb. 5 ($25) Janina Birtolo, writer, actress and producer of WGCU-TVs Connect! series, will lead this discussion and reading of the ways Shakespeare has been adapted. Participants will get in on the act by reading Tom Stoppard -Minute Hamlet. In addition to the Saturday Series for adults, Gulfshore Playhouse continues its STAR program of after-school classes. For dates and times, visit www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. All classes are held at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. To register or for more information, visit the website or call 261-PLAY (7529).
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C23 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 www.rookerybay.org For more information call (239) 417-6310 Costco Naples Annie's Sustainable Table lowed in 1937. Other colors introduced during the first decades of production included chartreuse, forest green, gray, medium green and rose. There are auctions that specialize in Fiestaware and other Homer Laughlin dinnerware. To find more prices, go to Kovels.com. Q: My mother has a 4 -inch Kewpie doll made of soap. It dates from about 1918 and advertised Best Pure Baby Soap. I even have the original box. The doll is made of molded soap, and theres a heart with the word Kewpie inside impressed on the dolls back. What do you think its worth? A: Kewpies were created by American illustrator Rose ONeill (1874-1944). She drew the first ones for a 1909 issue of Ladies Home Journal. Kewpies became so popular that within a few years they were made as dolls and figurines and appeared on dishes, spoons and other items. Kewpies image was used to promote Jell-O and other products, including baby soap. We have seen your doll, without the box, selling online for $35. With the box, it would probably sell for close to twice that. Q: I am looking for information on a metal fishhook disgorger embossed with the words Dorseys De-Hooker No. 1, Pat. No. 2,152,879. Theres a small hook at one end, and the other ends grip has finger indentations. A: Your disgorger, also called a de-hooker, was patented by Benjamin L. Dorsey of Los Angeles in 1939. Its used to remove a hook from the gullet of a fish. Not much is known about Dorsey, but he holds several patents granted during the 1930s and early s, most for inventions related to fishing. Vintage fishing equipment can sell for good prices at auction, but single disgorgers like yours dont attract high prices. Collectors prefer multipurpose anglers pocket knives, the kind with multiple tools (often including a disgorger) in one knife. Your disgorger might sell for $1 to $10. Tip: The ladies pictured on old cameos often have long, thin noses. The cute turned-up nose is seen on modern cameos. 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 PHOTOYou may never see another lantern like this laughing bare foot made of papier-mache. The bidder who paid $10,350 for it at Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa., must have been smiling, too
C24 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AND A 100 VOICE CHORUS PRESENTS Johanna Fincher SOPRANO Charles Dugan TENOR Joseph Ryan BARITONE YOUR CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unsold seats available at a discount at the box of ce one hour prior to the start of the performance. Maestro T. Francis Wada MUSIC DIRECTOR/ CONDUCTOR Sponsored in part by the state of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.Media Sponsor ALSO FEATURING The Mastersingers of Fort Myers The Enharmonics from Port Charlotte High School NOV 6, 2010 7:30PM PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BEGINS AT 6:30 Charlotte Performing Arts Center 701 Carmalita St Punta Gorda $35 Adults $12 Students (Under 18) www.CharlotteSymphony.com (941) 205-9743 C ARMINA B URANA BY CARL ORFF New Hours! Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Frank Langella, Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to start the Phils 2010-11 season. A wine reception begins at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Mr. Langella starred in the play and film versions of Frost/Nixon, winning the 2008 Tony Award as well as an Oscar nomination. Most recently, he costarred with Michael Douglas in the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. At the Phil, he will narrate Aaron Coplands Lincoln Portrait, which incorporates the 16th presidents own words, and the classic Casey at the Bat. The orchestra will also perform favorites Ferde Grofs Grand Canyon Suite. Maestro Jorge Mester conducts. Tickets start at $129. The seasons first Major/Minor concert, in which musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play alongside professional from the Philharmonic, begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winners will be also featured. Andrew Lane conducts. Tickets are $10. Stephen Knapp will discuss the work in his Naples Museum of Art exhibition Lightpaintings in a lecture by the same name at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Daniels Pavilion. Mr. Knapps curiosity about the reflective and refractive qualities of light began as a result of his work as a fine art photographer. Eventually, he created a technique of separating light into different frequencies of the spectrum and reflecting and refracting it onto a surface and surrounding space. Lecture tickets are $25 ($20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members).COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOFrank Langella comes to the Phil Nov. 6.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 DEPARTS FORT MYERS 8:30AM & 11:30AM Call for more information and to make reservations.*Roundtrip Required Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, nonrefundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Fri, Sat, Sun) Offer valid through December 31st., 2010.*Roundtrip Required$56 EACHWAY 2011NEWYEARSEVECRUISE w w w w w w w w w . s s s e e e a a a k k k k e e e y y y w w w e e e s s s t t t t e e e x x x p p p r r r e e e s s s s s s . c c c o o o m m m Follow us on FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 5 nt Caribbean fr. $179 7 nt Caribbean fr. $279 7 nt Caribbean fr. $599**Balcony & Bus! 10 nt Caribbean fr. $599 19 Day Vegas & The Canal3nts Las Vegas plus Mexico, Costa Rica, full Canal transit, Colombia & Key West!FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 18 Day Roman RenaissanceSail to the Azores, Spain, France & Italy plus 3 nts in Rome! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,699 11 Day Pacific Coast & Vegas Visit Nanaimo, Victoria, Astoria & San Francisco plus 3 nts in Las Vegas! Florida air only $300! fr $799 26 Day Viking Adve nture Sail from Copenhagen to Port Canaveral visiting Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Belguim, Portugal & the Azores! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $2,199 The Doobie Brothers come rockin down the highway to the Phil for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The Grammy Award-winning band has sold 50 million records worldwide, including 11 multi-platinum albums and 27 hit singles. Among the tunes audiences will hear are China Grove, Black Water, Takin It to the Streets, What a Fool Believes and Listen to the Music. Tickets start at $69. Sarasota Opera presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, accompanied by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. One of the greatest of all opera buffas, La Cenerentola is Rossinis only comedy that contains moments of genuine pathos. In this Cinderella story, there is no glass slipper (its a beautiful bracelet) and no evil stepmother (its a stepfather). But unlike most operas, it features a happy ending. Tickets start at $98. Mannheim Steamroller celebrates a quarter-century of being among Americas favorite Christmas music artists with a 58-city, th Christmas Anniversary Tour. Complete with state-of-theart multimedia effects, the show stops at the Phil at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. Tickets start at $79. Diana Ross makes her first-ever Southwest Florida appearance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Phil. The pop icon will perform her greatest hits in a production that includes full costumes and stage designs along with live string and horn sections. The winner of eight American Music Awards and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, Ms. Ross has sold more than 100 million records and recorded 18 No. 1 hits. From her storied days with the Supremes to her extraordinary solo career, she is a music legend who sings the soundtrack of our lives. Tickets start at $98. COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOMannheim Steamroller plays the Phil Nov. 14.
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Office A BedR16205 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM abedrofce.com 239-245-7335FREE In Home Consultation and FREE 3D Computer DesignMurphy Beds/Home OfcesLibrary Murphy Beds Cabinet Storage Systems Custom Closets Media Centers (Across from Forest Country Club) We Will Beat Any Competitors Price! In 41 Minutes AIR FARE AS LOW AS $135 BOOK NOW AT 239-403-3020 Daily ights from Naples Municipal AirportFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Happy Halloween at Pelican Marsh1. Marie deMartin and Nancy Spiwak 2. Lavida and Ken Weiner 3. Lynn Albert, Pete Minarich, Logan Oldenburg and Pat Jordan 4. Pat Jordan, Lynn Albert and Susan Lindner 5. Marty and Peter Harvey 6. Jaine and Jim Carter with Phyllis and Dick Koze 7. Gabi Boerner and Peter StoerchleMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 23 4 6 7
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Films and Flavors on Fifth Avenue South for Cityfest1. Tom Lopresti, Marty Cocci, Sandy Lopresti, Roger and Donna Pearcey 2. Jeannine Mennig with Bernie and Lyne Simmonds 3. Suzanne and John Buran 4. Maite Delarose and Casey Zweigh 5. Debbie and Marty McDermott 6. Debbi McDermott, Gina Fischer, Jeannine Mennig, Judy Buchholz and Sandi Davies 7. Happy diners in the middle of Fifth Avenue South 8. Lee Muse, Pat Peters, Ruth Bethem and JoAnn Luster 9. Having a bite of his ownBOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS 345 9 8 6 7 2
C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Wild weddings at The Naples ZooA chance for bridal professionals to show off Pumpkin carving contest at Vi at Bentley Village1. Kehrin Hassan and Dale Kubala 2. Daniella Palumbo and Hilary Feldman 3. Bianca Beatty and Karen L. Beatty 4. Marcie Machak, Jessica Libak and Erin Thomas 5. Melissa Sarantos and Beth Kryzyzkowski 6. George Garzon and Evelyn Cannata 7. Ilse Johann, Stephanie Piccaluga and Alexandra Johann 8. Kylee Witherwax and Amanda McColl The judges, left to right, Brenda OConnor, Shelley Lund, Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson, Dr. Margaret Richardson, Kristie Reinert and the pumpkins.COURTESY PHOTOS PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 4 7 8 5 6 2
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 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. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Masquerading for United Arts Council of Collier CountyKickoff for Celebrate the Arts Month at the Hilton Naples1. Neil and Sally OReilly 2. Jessica Diasio and Liz Allbritten 3. JoAnn Smallwood and Roz Travis 4. Nancy Randall and Lulu the Manniquin 5. Mark Klym, Renee Zepeda and Jorge Castro 6. Sue Huff and Dr. Marilyn Varcoe 7. Mary and Gerry DeppePEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 2 67 3 5
C30 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYOffers subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Call today for complete details. Silversea Cruise PresentationThursday, Nov. 11th 3:00PM With Kim Guimaraes, Silversea Cruises Exclusive Savings & Special Bene ts RSVP 513-0333 Seating is limited. 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 800-865-8111www.BettyMacleanTravel.com Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ird Street Al Fresco Patio Dining 1209 3rd Street S. (239) 261-2253 8am-5pm Daily Breakfast & Lunch: Mon Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch Mission Square (NE Corner) 1575 Pine Ridge Road (239) 566-3354 Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11am-2:30pm Brunch: Sunday, 10am-2:30pm Dinner: Tues-Sat, 5pm-Close LIVE BANDSEvery Thur, Fri & Sat 9.30 pm 720 5th Avenue South (239) 304-9460www.thejollycricket.comWhat are youin the mood for? www.janesnaples.com SPORTS SHORTS Tennis, golf, fun for Avow at VineyardsServe, Swing and Celebrate features tennis, golf and more fun at the Vineyards, all to benefit Avow Hospice. The Saturday, Nov. 13, event will consist of tennis clinics in the morning, an afternoon golf tournament and an evening social.Evening social attendees will enjoy food, fun, music and dancing as well as a brown-bag (Chinese style) auction with items donated from more than 30 local vendors. Social tickets are $100 per person. Vineyards Country Club membership is NOT required. Social ticket holders may also choose to participate in the morning tennis clinics at no additional cost or in the afternoon golf tournament for an additional fee ($50 for Vineyards Country Club Golf members; $130 for others). The golf tournament will include two holein-one contests with prizes sponsored by Germain Lexus (an IS250 Lexus) and the PGA Tour Superstore ($1,000 gift certificate).Serve, Swing and Celebrate is cosponsored by BNY Mellon and IMC Insurance Management Consultants. Eric Kronen is chairman of the event. For more information or to register, call Deb Jonsson at Avow Hospice, 649-3689. Firefighters tee up for golf tourneyThe East Naples Professional Firefighters will hold their second annual golf tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Lely Resort. The fourperson scramble will include a blessing of the helmets and performances by the Harp and Thistle Pipe and Drum Band. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. The NFFF honors firefighters who died in the line of duty, provides resources for their surviving family members and works to prevent future fire service fatalities.For more information, contact Sean Hunt at 641-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More on the linksHere are some additional golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: The eighth annual Ave Maria University Golf Classic takes place Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2-3. The Scholarship Soiree on Dec. 2 takes place at The Country Club of Naples; the tournament is played at Ave Maria. For more information, call 280-2580. The National Kidney Foundations Cadillac Golf Classic takes place
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C31 MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 www.mrtequilarestaurant.com HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Buy One Lunch or Dinner Get Second One Free With Two DrinksNot valid with any other offer. One coupon per table. Presented by The Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Sponsored By: Gourmet hors doeuvres, hot food stations, complimentary beer and wine plus entertainment by Caribbean Connection Reservations: Visit www.delnorwiggins.org or call Jo Ann at 239-398-7687to register and pay online by November 15 Saturday, November 20, 2010 Noon to 8:30 p.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park11135 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, Florida 34108 Cost: $125/person includes entire half-day event with activities, food, fun and more! Scavenger Hunt Kayaking Birding Boat Trip Entertainment Food Bonfire Storytelling SPORTS SHORTS Monday, Dec. 13, at Tiburon Golf Club. The four-person scramble competition is open to all male and female amateur golfers. For more information, call Bryan Williams at (407) 894-7325, ext. 305, or e-mail email@example.com. Youth Haven and Wyndemere Country Club hold the 24th annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament on Monday, Jan. 24, at Wyndemere Country Club. The 18-hole tournament has raised more than $900,000 for Youth Havens children and families. Entry fee is $250 for individuals and $900 for complete foursomes. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Tournament format is best ball of the foursome. Awards are presented at an evening cocktail reception. Tee sponsor signs are available for $150.For more information or to register, contact Jamie Gregor at Youth Haven, 687-5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Southern Seniors Golf Association holds its Presidents Trophy competition Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 23-27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The mens tournament is a 54-hole, two-man-team round robin format. For more information, call Dulany Hall at (912) 638-3969. The Education Foundation of Collier County holds its annual Men of Distinction Tournament on Friday, Feb. 11, at The Quarry. Hosted by The ACE Group Classic, about 100 players will experience the tournament-ready course at The Quarry just days before The ACE Group Classic begins. Prizes will be awarded for lowest gross and longest drive, among others. Winner of the putting contest will earn an official pro-am spot in the ACE Group Classic. Entry fee is $900 per foursome with hole sponsorship or $200 per player. For more information, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755. The 16th annual Terra Cotta Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday, April 8-11, 2011, at the Naples National Golf Club. Entrants in the 54-hole stroke play tournament will play 18 holes per day. Entry is $175 and includes the breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Proceeds will benefit a local childrens charity.The tournament winner will receive Scratch Players and R&A World Amateur Ranking Points. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place. The Terra Cotta is an invitational; however, applications are encouraged. For more information, visit www.terracottainvitational.org.
Naples Equestrian Challenge, the therapeutic riding center for children and adults with disabilities, holds its annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at NEC headquarters on Ridge Drive. Those looking for a thrill can take a whirl on the mechanical bull or try their hand at lassoing some calves (made of hay). And those who want some bootstomping fun can join in lively line dancing and listen under the stars to a country-western band. Dinner and a silent auction are also in the plan. Tickets are $175 per person. For more information, call 596-2988 or visit www. naplesequestrianchallenge.org. C32 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida Live Mariachi BandFriday November 5Starts at 5 BONITA LOCATIONSaturday November 6Starts at 5 NAPLES LOCATION HAPPY HOURWeekdays 5-7pm NAPLES 11965 Collier Blvd. #1 (239) 352-1242 BONITA 26801 S. Tamiami Tail (239) 948-9700 www.senortequilasnaples.com Family Owned & Operated with 20 Years Experience Come CelebrateHALF WAY TO Cinco De Mayo with us!Fresh Food Prepared Daily Authentic Mexican Food Large Variety of Tequilas Best Mexican Restaurant in Town SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 The von Liebig Art Center TERI CLEMENTE FREEADMISSIONNaples Art Association presentsARTPARK in the OUR 54th SEASON Sponsored By SAVE THE DATE The Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park will host The Green Flash Sunset Celebration from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.Guests will experience a variety of activities showcasing the wonders of the park, from boat trips to kayaking adventures and birding tours. A sunset toast will be followed by a lavish array of food from The Turtle Club at the neighboring Moraya Bay. The night will end with a beach bonfire and storytelling by Joe Wiggins and Oakahumpkee. There might even be a sign of the green flash.Tickets for $125 are limited to the first 100 people who reserve a spot. For more information or to make reservations, call 398-7687 or visit www.delnorwiggins.org. Cross holiday shopping off your list of things to do by getting it all done at the Party of All Parties from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. More than 35 home party and gift vendors will display and sell their wares. In lieu of hostess gifts often given to party hosts, the vendors will donate a percentage of their sales to the Friends of Rookery Bay. Many will include online sales made up to several weeks after the Party of All Parties. Admission is $5 per person and includes hot tea, iced tea, wine and desserts. For more information, call 417-6310. Set your sights on the Green Flash Horse around at Bootstrap Boogie Shop til you drop and then be doneCOURTESY PHOTOAJ, a happy rider at Naples Equestrian Challenge.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 A&E C33 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,My buddy told me that the big sea scallops sold at some local markets and restaurants are stamped out of skate wings and arent really scallops. Is this true? Freddie T A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmSHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com Dear Freddie T.,This story has been around as long as I can remember and thats a long time. I first heard this when I was commercial fishing in Alaska. I also heard it in my travels along the pacific coast. I heard it when I lived in Boston, and Ive I heard it here in Florida. Why this story endures evades me. In my 40+ years in the seafood business I have never seen scallops cut from skate wings, and Ive been in hundreds of seafood processing plants around the world. While I am not saying it has never been done, the process is unlikely. First, skates are not all that common on a commercial basis. Second, skates, like sharks, have no bones. They have cartilage. The wings of the skate have finger-like cartilage rays, which when removed leave indentations in the meat. You would see these indentations on the scallops. Also, in order to stamp scallops from skate wing, the wing would have to be skinned on both sides. One side is dark skin and the other is white skin. The skin is tough and not easy to remove so I doubt that the labor required to do so would be worth the effort. One final point, the texture of skate wing is stringier than most scallop meat and the grain is horizontal vs. a vertical grain of the scallop meat. Freddie, I have been in every seafood market in S.W. Florida several times over a 15-year period. I have never seen skate wing scallops. The relevant quality issues with scallops are freshness and the difference between drypack and wet pack scallops. True dry-pack sea scallops are not treated with any chemicals for moisture retention. Wet-pack scallops are often soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate to promote moisture retention. The seafood professor recommends buying only dry-pack sea scallops from a reputable vendor. Largest selection of Fresh Fish and Seafood in Naples! Every day NEW Daily Specials! HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pmBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 The annual Hairball to benefit For the Love of Cats, Marco Islands no-kill rescue organization and shelter, is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Island Country Club. Bill Wood from Fox 4 News Rising will host the evening, which includes dinner, silent auction, a hole-in-one Purrfect Putt game and a reverse raffle for a 42-inch LCD television. SAVE THE DATE The Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate philanthropy in Collier County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, in honor of 2010 National Philanthropy Day. Gulfshore Life magazine is hosting the cocktail reception, at which Myra Daniels will receive the 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, and trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation will accept the award for Innovation in Phicelanthropy. The public is welcome. Ticket are $55. For more information, contact Lori Fowler at 598-5177 or lfowler@ymcapalms. org. For information about the AFP, visit www.afpeverglades.afpnet.org. The 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. Fashions for the whole family provided by boutiques in Mercato, The Promenade at Bonita Bay and The Village on Venetian Bay. Guest speaker will be Dr. Deborah Lopez, 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. email@example.com. The 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. Guests will enjoy hors doeuvres, entertainment by The Andrews Sisters and a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person. Call Julie Fuller at 596-6868, ext. 22, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fundraising pros will honor philanthropistsMarco rescue group having a HairballFamily fashions on parade for NCH pediatrics Red Cross getting ready for gift season
C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Bamboo Caf, 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177 This casual and inviting French cafe has been a downtown fixture for years. While there are always classic French dishes to be had, the kitchen also offers choices that are lighter and more appropriate to the subtropical climate. A soupcon of Moroccan fare adds to the allure. Tasty steamed mussels in a delicate broth filled with lemon and garlic came in a lovely black pot. An endive salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and a well-balanced balsamic vinaigrette was another light but satisfying starter. Irish salmon was gently baked and served with lemon beurre blanc. A lamb tagine, delivered in the traditional bowl with cone-shaped top, contained sweet dried plums and a mystical mixture of seasonings. A Napoleon was exceptionally good, with puff pastry topping the delicate pastry filled with ethereal Chantilly cream and fresh ripe berries. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road; 591-3837 Nestled right along the edge of the mangrove-lined Cocohatchee, the old boathouse ambience of the dining room seems a throwback to the late s when it was built. Bay House is a rare establishment in which the caliber of the food matches that of the water view. Highlights from dinner included crawfish cakes with Georgia peaches; sauted scallops with poached shrimp, beet risotto and horseradish beurre monte; sockeye salmon with tarragon red wine sauce; and cinnamon-dusted churros with fleur de sel caramel and cayenne fudge sauces. Service was exemplary, as was the wine list. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2009Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 213-2222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-andvegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2009Omei Chinese Cuisine, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 254-8973 Lovers of authentic Chinese food finally have a place in which to celebrate a widely misunderstood cuisine. Mark and Mary Cheng bring an elegant new standard to the region with their exceptional food and service. Youll find no egg foo yung or crab Rangoon on this menu, just imaginative, artfully plated real Chinese food. Never mind the name: order the salted pepper calamari, which consists of tender tubes of squid fried to perfection and topped with toasted garlic and onion. The Peking duck is always available and well worth ordering. Chilean sea bass with two sauces hearty black bean and delicate garlic was terrific, as were the mango prawns, with sweet mangoes and hot red peppers topped with pine nuts. Service was as polished as the cuisine. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2010USS Nemo Undersea Cuisine, 3745 N. Tamiami Trail; 261-6366 Chef Nicolas Merciers artful way with seafood and just about everything else is impressive. Seafood dominates the menu, but there are also a handful of meat dishes and an adventurous kids menu as well. I loved the 26-item sake list and we sampled two great selections Wakatake and Hakutsuruda both of which went well with appetizers of goat cheese and tuna tartare and an imaginative seaweed and seafood trilogy, featuring three kinds of seaweed, plus salmon, sea bass and lobster. Miso broiled sea bass and diver scallops with roasted red pepper and vanilla sauce were expertly prepared and presented. The trinity of profiteroles which included Japanese plum, adzuki and ginger ice creams was delightful. Somewhat less successful was the service, which was good until dessert, when the server also had to attend to outdoor tables. Tables are tightly grouped, adding a taste of reality to the submarine theme. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2010 l ad a nd w as i s h v ed ago wl e e t o f p g a l e s. 9 d ; e d o m h e n abt he e w. a w O rgan i c f ast casua l may seem l ots Th e wer e side t oes l ar ge a sli c t hat at w e T a m L o l y ha wi de M ar y dar d food yun g im ag foo d salt e o f t e PAST REPASTS YOU ONLY NEEDONE CLUB For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714FOR A LIMITED TIME, PREMIER CLUB IS OFFERING A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP.
I could have sworn Id stumbled into Jacksonvilles Alltel Stadium last Saturday as fans of the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs cheered and stomped during the hugely suspenseful game known as The Cocktail Party.But while there were plenty of cocktails consumed on the premises, it was the new Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill in Naples into which Id ventured. The place was jam-packed with Gator lovers and Dawg devotees, along with a sprinkling of patrons focused on other college games or NASCAR, all of which were displayed on the restaurants 70-plus flat-screen televisions.Not far from our table, children bounced about the game room like pinballs in a machine, earnestly pounding on the sides of the Candy Crane in hopes of knocking loose a prize. The resulting cacophony was somewhat numbing, but it was impossible to avoid getting swept up in the team spirit, especially as the game went into overtime and Floridas Chas Henry kicked the winning field goal.Throughout the frenzy, smiling servers dressed in bright pink sleeveless Ts and short black skirts maneuvered through the mayhem, seemingly undaunted by the crowd or the volume. They obligingly took orders while young men dressed in black shirts and pants hefted trays of fragrant wings, wraps, burgers and such from the kitchen to the tables of hungry sports lovers.Bokampers is the brainchild of Kim Bokamper, a 1976 first-round NFL draft pick who played linebacker and defensive end for Miami Dolphins. After hanging up his number 58 jersey, he went on to career in broadcasting and later opened his first sports bar in Plantation. The Naples location opened last month in the building formerly occupied by The Keg. Its not surprising that lots of people are trying out Bokampers. Its natural for diners to check out the new places. Whats likely to set this place apart is that customers are apt to keep coming back for the food and also for the thoroughly accommodating wait staff, the kids game room and moderate prices a winning formula for a sports bar. All the customary chow is available: burgers, wings, chili, sliders (beef or pork). But theres also shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons, seared tuna salad and fish tacos, for those who dont crave a hunk of meat. There are salads, homemade soups and pot roast, too. For those with the appetite of a linebacker, consider The Beast: a 3-pound burger, 8 slices of bacon, four slabs of cheese and four fried eggs on a gigantic bun. Eat it in less than an hour and its free, and your name gets posted on Bos Wall of Fame. (I can feel my arteries clogging at the mere thought of it.) Our appetites werent beastly, so we started with Bos banging shrimp ($8.99) and Bos signature wings ($9.49 for 10). The medium-sized shrimp were breaded, tossed in sweet and spicy sauce and topped with black and white sesame seeds. They had just the right balance of sweetness and spice with a subtle bite at the finish. They were served with ranch dressing but had plenty of flavor without it. While you can order Bos Killer B Wings prepared mild, medium, hot, scorching, with teriyaki, Thai chili or garlic (as well as all drums, all flats or boneless), I chose the signature version, which married medium barbecue and garlic sauce. The sauce gave them a lip-tingling bite, and the fact that they were grilled added another layer of flavor. Another bright note: They arrived with eight celery sticks and chunky blue cheese dressing, a more generous accompaniment than Ive seen on a plate of wings in ages. The only flaw in our service occurred when our entrees arrived before wed gotten even halfway through our appetizers. Considering the capacity crowd in the sprawling bar and dining room, I can only imagine how rushed the kitchen was, but wed ordered the appetizers well before the entrees, so it shouldnt have happened. Our entrees Bos barbecue pulled pork sandwich ($7.99) and fish tacos ($11.99) were fresh and hot. Although the menu describes the pork as slow roasted, in all the confusion I hadnt read the fine print and expected barbecued meat. It was a large mound of meat that sat atop a bun, but it didnt have any noticeable seasoning beyond the small container of barbecue sauce that came with it. It would have been better to toss the meat in the sauce before serving. There was so much meat the roll crumbled beneath its weight, forcing me to take a knife and fork to it. The fries that came with it, however, were hot, crisp and delicious, while the coleslaw was cold, just creamy enough and tasty. The tacos were terrific. Three bountiful flour tortillas came filled with nicely seasoned mahi, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and cheddar jack cheese. Onion rings on the side were crisp, but the breading didnt have much flavor. We finished with a great fall dessert: apple pie a la mode ($5). Served in a small crock, it arrived warm, full of cinnamon, nuts, sauce and a big mound of vanilla ice cream. We shared one, but we both could have easily finished one on our own. Bokampers certainly isnt the place for a romantic evening, but its a sure bet for those seeking generous portions of moderately priced, fresh food served with a smile and a huge dose of all things sports. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-10, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Bos signature wings are grilled then bathed in a lip-tingling mix of spicy barbecue and garlic sauces. Bos barbecue pulled pork sandwich comes with a mound of meat topped with tangy barbecue sauce. Well-seasoned mahi mahi stars in this version of sh tacos. Homemade apple pie comes hot and fragrant, with lots of cinnamon, sauce and vanilla ice cream. karenFELDMAN email@example.com Bokampers scores big in its rookie seasonKAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Friday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alex Bernard hosts the restaurants 17th annual wine dinner, with wine paired to a five-course menu; $86, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 2624999. Reservations required. Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Get together with family and friends for a four-course tasting menu with paired wines; $60, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Sample up to 25 wines in the specialty wine department with proceeds benefitting Youth Haven; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Registration recommended. Saturday, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Pauls Episcopal Church: More than 50 vendors set up for this seasonal farmers market. A holiday bazaar takes place on opening day Nov. 6; 3901 Davis Blvd. Saturday, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 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, Nov. 6, noon-6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Sample a host of natural and organic foods throughout the store and enjoy complimentary musical and circus-inspired entertainment during the Vendor Fair with Circus Flair; free, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Sunday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bank of Naples: A petfriendly 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. Sunday, Nov. 7, noon, Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy shows how to prepare several brunch classics while enjoying champagne mixed with fruit purees; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Monday, Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m., Pure Urban Oasis: Enjoy tastings of Napa Valley wines along with Pure signature appetizers; $10 (which will be credited toward dinner for those who stay), at Mercato, 514-7873. Submit listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com food & wine CALENDAR Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill >> Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily >> Reservations: Not accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.99-$8.99; sandwiches, burgers and other entrees, $6.99$18.99 >> Beverages: Full bar>> Seating: At the bar, at conventional tables in the bar or dining room or booths in the dining room>> Specialties of the house: Bos banging shrimp, barbecued pork sliders, spinach dip, Bos signature wings, clam chowder, sesame crusted seared tuna salad, sh tacos, pot roast, Bos all-star ribs, Bos build your own burger, prime rib >> Volume: High >> Parking: Free lot and complimentary valet parking >> Website: www.bokampers.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples; 431-7611SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know b Ch ef o p rehi le t h m i l fl a s o ll o t h dn W p p r o c n ut s r e a a v e B o rom o s e ly with a mound of meat topped with tangy bar becue sauce. of sh de e s r a n of n d e m. f u l s e a g a l o n di d ap cr n cr h a B a r ecue sauce apple ho h t n t, f a r li c sauce. el nd B > > > > sa $ R Fo Se At 8 te nd o el ho te beastly, so we s ( w s e a B m h ( b n a y, s hrimp ( $ 8.99) $ 9.49 for 10). w ere s a t e d a d B o s m ild, h teri( as wel l b oneless ), I n whi ch h h m arli an at an th at Sweet and spicy, Bos banging shrimp is a popular starter at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill.
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