E STAND NOW AT A CRITICAL moment in American journalism. In response, Florida Weekly has decided to step forward with a shining example of the very best that print media can offer, for the second year running. Not all thats fit to print, like The New York Times. Not some of whats fit to print and some of what isnt, like the Naples Daily News, The News-Press in Fort Myers, or the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for example. And perhaps not anything thats fit to print. Maybe what youll find here is fit to be told, instead but well leave that up to you. Youre wondering: Is this some kind of joke? To read the jokes in this week's Florida Weekly, of courseBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com chicken cross the road? Whyd the de i n pr on to N BY r w Jokes from locals that are sure to make you laugh. A8-9 >>inside:SEE LAUGH, A8 WThe familiar family hardware store has been a mainstay near downtown Naples since Don Wynn opened it in 1958. In 1964 it moved a few blocks north of downtown off U.S. 41. Now an extensive update and renovation of that 14,000-squarefoot building, home of a Wynns Sunshine Ace Hardware store, includes dozens of murals and pictures reflecting the history of the Wynn family and the town that grew up with and around their business. Were going to bring it to life, artist and mason Mike Johnson said about a mural he was working on at the store last week. After he finished laying a fresh, yet old-fashioned looking pattern of bricks on the buildings faade, Mr. Johnson was planning a collage near the entrance: an image of the Orange Blossom Express at the old Naples Depot. Youre going to see something youve never seen anywhere before and you wont see anywhere else, he said. Landmark hardware store renovated to reflect historyBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS OF THE WEEK A24 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C18-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. III, No. 6 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2010 Its a wrapThe second annual Naples International Film Festival, and more fun around town.C18-21 Reduce, reuseRecycle just about anything when Collier County observes America Recycles Day. A14 Guide to the artsA rundown of whats ahead for the 2010-11 season. C25 Political winnersLocal TV stations enjoyed an election season windfall. B1 Gidttht SEE WYNN'S, A25 WYNN EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYPutting finishing touches on the Chris-Craft boat sales counter in the fishing department.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Jokes are never really just jokes. When theyre done well, theyre truthful little mirrors. Hold them up and youll see not only yourself, but everyone around you. Thats always been true. In Shakespeares plays Twelfth Night, for example the fool is always wise, and he employs only jokes, riddles or verbal tricks in speech. Nevertheless, he speaks the truth when nobody else wants to say it or can see it. The Canterbury Tales, which Chaucer wrote about 200 years before Shakespeare, is loaded with jokes or at least with tales that are so amusing or bawdy they seem like jokes. (In a late-life fit of religious fervor, Chaucer renounced his Tales, which became a joke on him since they now number among the most celebrated stories in English literature.) And long before that, in ancient Greece, there were wise guys: When Alexander III of Macedon sought a meeting with the philosopher Diogenes, who fascinated him, he introduced himself by declaring, I am Alexander the Great.Without hesitation Diogenes replied, I am Diogenes the Dog a joke of sorts that somehow created a collision of the classes, head on, which everybody, Diogenes especially, lived to tell about.But all that was then, and now it seems more then than ever (this is the kind of thing a fool might say). One of the many things I love about Americans is our occasional ability to criticize ourselves to laugh at ourselves and tease each other outwardly. In a civilization where joking goes back more than 2,300 years, Americans put a freight-train spin on humor, I figure. The first and most sacred amendment to the Constitution protects free speech, and that means jokers in this day and age can celebrate the world in their own sharply comic fashion, without fear of reprisal. In other words, without being banished, imprisoned or killed. Our jokes can be firecrackers ribald, brassy, bold, earthy or vulgar little explosions. They can also be political, social, sexual or psychological missiles. They reflect and reveal the best of us, and sometimes the worst of us. Almost always theyre merry, and frequently theyre unrestrained by etiquette or political correctness. My own tastes lean to jokes that dispel pretension or disabuse people with money, power and family influence of the notion that they are superior. So I always liked the one about three old friends who had spent years wandering around the vast emptiness of West Texas a buzzard, a rabbit and a turtle: When they came over a rise one day, Buzzard pulled up hard to study the little valley below. Boys, he said, this heres the place. Our wanderin days are done. Heres what I want you to do. Turtle, you come with me and well go build us a big ol mansion in that sweet spot down yonder. He nodded at the sun-baked ground below him. Rabbit, you get a wheelbarrow and go out there and get us some buffalo chips to make fertilizer for the lawns and gardens. Buzzard waved in the general direction of nowhere to suggest where Rabbit might find some buffalo chips. By and by, Buzzard and Turtle walked down the hill. Rabbit got himself a wheelbarrow and disappeared for two years, pushing his load all over West Texas. One fine day Rabbit finally finished filling that wheelbarrow and staggered back over the little rise where Buzzard had first made his plan. Down below him Rabbit saw a huge white mansion with columns on a big front porch. A lovely green lawn surrounded the place, and a fountain pushed water high into the parched air. In back he could see a pretty little well with a pretty little well house built up around it. Rabbit hoisted his wheelbarrow and went down the hill and across the lawn. When he came to the porch steps, he turned the wheelbarrow around and backed it up on the porch, lifting it one step at a time. Then he set it down and knocked loudly on the massive front door. About five minutes later the door opened slowly, and a tall man dressed in a tuxedo appeared. YES? he said. Ah, I was wonderin, I thought you might tell me well, I didnt want to bother you or anything, but do you know if Buzzard is here? asked Rabbit. The man looked down at Rabbit and wrinkled his nose, as if he smelled something very unpleasant. Mr. BuzZARD is in the YARD, he said curtly, in an accent Rabbit had never heard before in West Texas probably English or French or Italian or something like that, Rabbit figured. Rabbit couldnt see anybody in the yard, so he said, In that case, would you mind tellin me I mean if its not too much trouble is Turtle hereabouts? Now the man flat-out scowled. Mr. TurTEL is in the WELL, he said stiffly. Rabbit looked out at the dry prairie. He scratched his ears. He considered the wheelbarrow full of buffalo chips parked beside him. Then he looked back at the man in the tuxedo and smiled. Well then, he said, When Mr. BuzZARD gets back from the YARD, and Mr. TurTEL gets back from the WELL, tell em Mr. RabBIT is here with the S--T! (NOTE: A version of this column appeared on Aug. 19, 2009, with the first annual Florida Weekly jokes issue.)COMMENTARY Im just kidding: Why jokes are serious rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org Mark D. Generalesis a former manager and Wall Street Department Head since 1978. During his career, he has been the keynote speaker at over 1,000 nancial planning workshops across the USA. Today he focuses his experience and expertise on assisting investors in the SWFL communities from Naples to Ft. Myers. Mr. Generales is a Sr. V.P. of Investments with Southern Trust Financial.HOSTED BYSouthern Trust Financial Planning, a full service nancial planning rm, is a completely independent company. 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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 It is my long-held belief that those who have the serious responsibility of delivering the news should not become the news and yet that is what has happened to NPR and its former news analyst Juan Williams. As the general manager of WGCU Public Media, NPR and PBS for Southwest Florida, I wanted to clear up some misconceptions and incorrect information that you may have heard or read regarding NPRs firing of Mr. Williams as well as the ensuing debate regarding funding of NPR. Mr. Williams worked for NPR as a news analyst which means his job was to deeply examine and analyze specific issues. Many have incorrectly said he was a commentator for NPR. One may think that pointing out this inaccuracy in his title is parsing words, but there is a world of difference between a news analyst and a commentator. A commentator is most often a person who is paid to give his/her opinion while a news analyst examines an issue. In our world of 24-hour news and a plethora of people commenting on the news, it is easy to see why so many find it difficult to differentiate between a reporter who is providing an objective view of the issues of the day and a commentator who is relaying bits of information and weaving in his/her opinions. NPR prides itself on being a credible source for news. In fact, its nine-page code of ethics opens with NPR is primarily a news organization with an ethics code designed to protect the credibility of NPRs programming by ensuring high standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality and staff conduct. This code of ethics goes on to outline in great detail that all reporters, producers, analysts, writers, etc. must make sure that NPRs coverage of the news is fair, unbiased, accurate, complete and honest and that in appearing on TV or other media including electronic Webbased forums, NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist. When Mr. Williams appeared on Fox News as an NPR analyst he offered what many would say was his honest opinion, but few could argue that it was a fair or unbiased statement. The senior management of NPR, at that point made the decision that many managers would make when faced with an employee who had repeatedly broken the standards required for continued employment. Vivian Schiller, NPRs president and CEO said in a letter to NPR stations, dated Sunday, Oct. 24, that Mr. Williams was explicitly and repeatedly asked to respect NPRs standards and to avoid expressing strong personal opinions on controversial subjects in public settings. After his appearance on Fox News on Oct. 18, writes Ms. Schiller, We felt compelled to act. In this same letter, Ms. Schiller writes I stand by my decision to end NPRs relationship with Juan Williams, but I deeply regret the way I handled and explained it. Some have suggested that the U.S. Congress should stop funding NPR. The fact is that NPR does not get funding directly from Congress. For fiscal year 2010-2011, about 1 percent of NPRs operating budget came from NPR applying for competitive federal grants. NPRs primary source of revenue is from fees paid by member stations such as WGCU. WGCUs largest source of funding is through members and corporate support. On average, about 8 percent of WGCUs operating budget comes from a pro-rated share of funds provided by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. WGCU Public Media includes a news and information FM radio station with over 100,000 listeners on a weekly basis; a growing 24-hour-a-day classical music HD radio channel; four digital TV programming streams providing news, information, entertainment and childrens programming from PBS with over 300,000 monthly viewers; a robust website and a community focused member magazine and program guide. We are honored to bring to you the great programs available to us from NPR and PBS. We also take special pride in our locally produced programs that allow you, our friends and neighbors, to learn about Southwest Florida and engage in your community. From our daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live! to our quarterly TV, radio and Web program Your Voice, to our award-winning TV and radio documentaries exploring the history, issues and future of Southwest Florida, WGCU is committed to providing Southwest Florida with the best news, information and entertainment we can.WGCU is able to provide quality programming to you because of the commitment of Southwest Florida listeners and viewers. Our informed and engaged audience values the credible programming that strives to ensure high standards of honesty, integrity and impartiality. On behalf of everyone at WGCU, thank you to our listeners, viewers and members who understand our desire to get it right and support us as we strive to excel, and sometimes stumble, in the process. Rick Johnson has worked in public broadcasting for 30 years and has been the general manager of WGCU since 2008.The code of ethics at NPR and why it mattersThere came a smell off the shore like the smell of a garden. John Winthrop, off the New England coast, 1630If John Winthrop was inclined to find godly favor in the wilds of New England, other newcomers didnt see the signs the same way. William Bradford landed a decade before Winthrop. What could they see, he wrote of the Pilgrims confronting the new land, but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts and wild men? Half of them died that first terrible winter in Plymouth, and if it werent for constant human reinforcements, New England might have stalled out. In the end, though, Winthrop proved right: The colonists had arrived on a continent of stupendous, awe-inspiring abundance. With ingenuity and commercial pluck, they tapped its vast riches in what would become historys greatest adventure in wealth-creation. Early on, the Pilgrims grasped a fundamental point about economic motivation. In 1623, they rejected their initial system of collectivism, and each family got its own plot of land. Bradford called it a very good success, for it makes all hands very industrious. They had learned the vanity of that conceit of Platos ... that the taking away of property and bringing community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing. The economic historian John Steele Gordon points out that Puritan merchants often wrote at the top of their ledgers, In the name of God and profit. The settlers who poured into New England included tradesmen of all sorts, bringing their hustle and shrewdness. They quickly resorted to technology to make up for the relative absence of labor. The first sawmill opened in 1634; a dozen were operating by 1650. John Winthrops son took an interest in industry and established an ironworks in the 1640s. By 1700, Boston trailed only London as a ship-building city in the British Empire. By the end of the Colonial era, Gordon writes, the colonies were producing one-seventh of the worlds supply of pig iron. As our Founding Fathers knew in their bones, this represented the merest beginning, situated as we were in what George Washington called a most enviable condition. Paul Johnson writes in his magisterial A History of the American People that 300 years after Winthrops arrival, the United States was producing, with only 6 percent of the worlds population and land area, 70 percent of its oil, nearly 50 percent of its copper, 38 percent of its lead, 42 percent each of its zinc and coal, and 46 percent of its iron in addition to 54 percent of its cotton and 62 percent of its corn. This triumph came with painful fits and starts, of course. Even immediately after the American Revolution, a brief recession hit and people worried about the young country already losing its purpose. The incredulous comment of one observer has remained an apt rebuke to pessimists about the American future across the centuries: If we are undone, we are the most splendidly ruined of any nation in the universe. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Land of abundance rickJOHNSON General Manager of WGCU Public Media richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 BY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comCapri Victoria holds three jobs at Coastland Center and is taking a few courses this semester at Edison State College. On a Wednesday afternoon between shifts at the mall, Ms. Victoria (only her first and middle names were used in this article) heads out a side door for a break, admiring the stormy sky. Then she unpacks her guitar from its soft case and slips off her shoes. Sitting on a red bench in a black dress, puffing on an American Spirit cigarette and ignoring a few intermittent raindrops, she starts to play a song she wrote called Heart Rises. Very tranquil, comments a man who stood nearby listening to her smoky, tremulous voice. Although it was certainly a love song of some kind, Ms. Victoria leaves it open as to whether the song expresses friendship or romance. It is a song about a boy, she admits. Its about lacking the words to describe how you feel about that person, she says. Like all good things there are no perfect words, but thats my attempt to come close. She started teaching herself to play the six-string classical Yamaha guitar, a gift from her father, four months ago. But the 21-year-old has been a writer as long as she can remember, filling notebooks with free verse poetry and thoughts. All her work is about love of one kind or another. Thats a driving force behind everything I do, she says. Nature is as much a passion as are the people she writes songs about. She is impressed, for example, by the way a tree stands up after many storms, a metaphor for resilience. Casual listeners and passersby have described her songs as beachy.Ms. Victoria is also going to school for marine biology, even though this semester shes taking a history class and a philosophy class. And a painting she did, on the front of her instrument, could be the sun glinting off the water: abstract patterns of turquoise, and a small section of bright yellow swirls. Id love to be outside all the time, she says. Besides nature, or that boy in question, some of the musical groups or performers that inspire her include Neutral Milk Hotel, The Dodos, The Strokes, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Ray LaMontagne, Norah Jones, Phosphorescent, Bon Iver and, in some ways most of all, her father, a singer and left-handed guitarist. Growing up on Marco Island, she went to see him sing at clubs where he performed numbers including I Left my Heart in San Francisco, My Girl and Heartbreak Hotel. I always, always went to see my dad perform, she says. Ive sung onstage with my dad since I was 2. I always sang on his knee. Now she sings whenever theres something to sing about, and when she has the time. She recently started carrying her guitar wherever she goes, which is usually on her bicycle, even if that means occasionally getting rained on. After work she often rides to a park or the beach. Her generous appreciation for nature spills over into the rest of her life, where she has a propensity for seeing the light instead of dark side of things. She normally begins her day with a salute. I wake up and the first thing I do is look out the window and say good morning to the birds that are out there, she says. Every day, I greet it. The message on her voicemail is also an exuberant reminder: Have a beautiful day! Life is too short, she says, especially for us to be ugly to each other. She has time for one more song before going back into the mall to start the evening shift at Starbucks. A young man who also works at the mall enjoys some dessert from a to-go box while on break and enjoys the music. That made my cheesecake taste twice as good, he tells her. 15 MINUTES Taking music and positive vibes wherever she goes C a p ri Victoria holds thr ee e j j j j obs a t Coast l an d Center an d is i ta k ing a fe w co ur se s th is s s em es te r a t E d ison State Co ll e g e. O n a Wednesda y a f ternoon between shifts at the ma a ll l Ms. Victoria (only her fi rs t an d mi dd le n am es s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s were used in this articl e) e) e) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) he ad s o ut a s id e d oo r f o r a a b rea k a d miring th th e stormy s k y. Th h en s s he pg ca c n Spirit c i g ar r ette and i g norin g a fe e w in termit te e e nt raindro p s sh e st s arts t o p l ay a son g sh s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e wrote ca ll e d Hear t Ri R se e s Ver y tran qu il, com m ents a man w h o stoo d near b y l istenin g to h e r s mok y tremulous voice. Althou g h it was certain ly a l ove so o ng of some kind, M s. Victoria l eaves it o o pe n as to w h et h er t h e so ng ex e e e p resses f riendshi p o r r o m an n ce It i s a song a b out a b oy y sh e a d mits. Its about lack i n g the word s s to o d escribe h ow y ou feel abo ut t h at p erson, s h e says. Li k e a ll go od th in g s t h ere are n o p er f ect words, b ut t hats m y attempt to c ome c l ose. Sh e starte d teac hgy a writer as lon g as she can f illing notebooks with free v an d t h oug h ts. A ll h er wor k i s o f one kind or another. Tha t f orce behind eve ry thin g I do Nature is as much a pa ssi o p eop l e s h e writes songs a b i mpressed, f or example, by t h stands up a f ter man y storms, fo r r es ili e n ce Casua l l isteners an d pas s d escri b e d h er songs as b eac h M s. Victoria is a l so g oin g f or marine biolo g y, even t s emester shes taking a h i a n d a p h i l osop h y c l ass. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 We arent denying it. Yes, this is some kind of joke. Actually, its a whole bunch of jokes culled from the regions movers and shakers either that, or from their PR people, creating a new trend in joking. However the jokes got here, together they have the virtue of ringing true, which cant be a bad thing after the political season weve just endured. After all, Humor is the goodnatured side of truth, as Mark Twain said. Which makes it the flip side of dreams how things could be, not how they ought to be, or how we wish they were. Before we analyze this any further, however, lets remember E.B. Whites famous biology lesson: Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. So enjoy this issue wherever you are without dissecting it, we hope. And when you have a moment, ask yourself: What do you get if you cross a sports reporter with a vegetable? Simple enough: A common tater! Roger Williams, commentatorThe JokesA man was in a terrible accident and had to have the entire left side of his body amputated. The doctor told his wife he was going to be all right. Jeffrey Scott Lewis>> A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their teams bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. Oh, I really liked it, she replied, especially the tight pants and all the big muscles. But I just couldnt understand why they were killing each other over like 25 cents. Dumbfounded, her date asked, What do you mean? Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was: Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback! Im like...Helloooooo? Its only 25 cents!!!! Dan Powers Powers Insurance>> This is one of my sons favorite jokes. A guy meets his friend at the bar and asks him how its going. Great! Fantastic! I found this monkey, see, and its a prodigy! He cleans, he does the laundry, he waters the plants. You know Ive been divorced awhile, so I was eating poorly and guess what, the monkey even cooks, so Im finally eating healthier meals! This monkey is a genius, he even fixed the A/C that had broken! The guy says, Dude... you know my wife just left me, too. That monkey sounds just like what I need at my place! Why dont you sell it to me? The friend says, No way, the monkeys not for sale. So they argue for a while, and finally the friend says to the guy, Look, man, I cant let that monkey go for less than three grand. You got it! the guy says. Heres the check! Ill pick him up tomorrow! The next day they guy picks up his monkey and takes him home. A week passes and the friends meet at the same bar. The new monkey owner starts complaining immediately. Dude, thats a no-good monkey you sold me! First thing he did, he pooped all over my carpet, then started flinging the stuff onto the walls. He went in the kitchen and opened every single container he found and dumped everything on the floor, then he started swinging on the chandelier until the whole thing came down. I tried to catch him and he went out the window and ended up almost killing the neighbors cat. Finally I was able to lock him up in the bathroom, but he somehow found a box of matches and almost burned the place down... Let me tell you, that monkeys a freaking mess! Yeah, says his friend, and if you keep talking about the monkey that way, youll never sell it! Santiago de Cooch farmer, traveler>> An Irishman and a German are the only survivors of a plane crash on an island. Theyre walking around looking for food when the German finds a bottle. He rubs it and a genie appears. The genie says, I will grant each of you one wish. But, I must warn you, anything you choose, the other man gets twice as much of. The German goes first. He says, Ill have a glass of Dortmunder Pilsner beer. That way that Irish bastard will get two glasses of it, and see what a real beer tastes like. So the genie nods, and suddenly the German is holding a glass of fine German beer, and the Irishman is holding two glasses of the same beer. The German says, Now taste a real beer, not that Guinness sewage! The genie then turns to the Irishman and says, Now its your turn, but remember: the German will get twice what you wish for. The Irishman says, Genie, see that stick over there? Beat me half to death with it. Philip Christie, data analyst>> After the breakup of the Soviet Union two friends, one a Pole and the other a Czech were able to pursue a lifelong dream to hunt grizzly bear in the American Rockies. They were not rich men and the cost of the trip took all their life savings, leaving them very limited funds for buying their equipment. So when they landed in Montana and went to the rangers office to get their permits the ranger was really taken aback that they would go hunting for grizzlies with such old rifles. He tried to warn them that it was terribly dangerous to hunt grizzles even with good equipment, but they would hear none of it and they set off into the mountains. After a week they hadnt checked back into the rangers office, so a search party was organized to go in and look for them. After a day the searchers came across a clearing in the woods where they could see two grizzlies, a female and a gigantic male with a huge distended belly. One ranger said, I can see scraps of the Poles clothes on the ground around the female she must have killed him. The other ranger said, Yep, and by the looks of it, the Czech is in the male. Brian Holley, executive director Naples Botanical Garden>> Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. Its the other lousy 2 percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. Lorraine Vail, poet and writer attributed to Lily Tomlin>> So I drink shots of Jack from my empty Prozac bottles, which may seem glamorous but its really not. But whats even worse is sometimes the Prozac bottles arent completely empty. Thatll put your (expletive) in the dirt. Call it a Zac and Jack. I cant recommend it though, unless you like washing your neighbors car at three in the morning. Murray McConkey, self-described Jack of all trades, philosopher and occasional stand-up comedy writer>> This poor fellow loses his favorite pet. Hes devastated, so he decides to get another one, something really special to get over his loss. At the pet store owner the owner says, I have something completely unique a little centipede. Its a female. Shes cuddly, she makes no trouble, you can put her in your pocket, carry her around, and shell give you great comfort. I know this will fit the bill. So he buys it and takes it home, and puts it in a little cardboard box. On Sunday morning he hollers, Hey, Centipede, start getting ready for church. I want to take you and introduce you around. Theres no answer, so he hollers again. Better get ready for church! I want to introduce you to everybody this morning. Again, theres no answer. So he walks over to the box, lifts up the lid, and says loudly, Didnt you hear me? I said, its TIME FOR CHURCH! She says, I heard you the first two times, just hold on. Im putting on my shoes. Frank Mann, Lee County commissioner>> My daughter works at a veterinary hospital. A lady came in holding a motionless duck and crying frantically. The lady stated that she feared her prize duck was dying. The staff placed the duck on the examining table and after a quick check advised the lady that her duck was, in fact, dead. Now more frantic than ever, the lady implored, There must be something more you can do! The staff brought in a black Lab that put his paws up on the examining table and sniffed around the duck then shook his head at the vet. The vet again declared the duck dead. The lady begged that there must be some other procedure available, so the vet summoned a cat. The cat jumped up on the examining table and brushed along the duck a few times before jumping down and leaving the room. The vet again declared the duck dead. Crying but convinced, the lady walked back out to the lobby where my daughter advised her that the bill for that days services would be $250. The lady became irate. She felt that was too much money to charge simply to tell her that her duck was dead. My daughter then advised, It would normally be $100 dollars but the lab work and cat scan drove up the cost. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott via Tony Schall>> A police officer pulls over a car for speeding, then walks up and asks to see the drivers real estate license. Dont you mean my drivers license? The driver asks. No, the officer says. Not everyone has one of those. Lerin Byrd, Realtor and CEO Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Inc.>> Q: If you are rushing going in to the bathroom and finished coming out? What are you? A: European (pronounce Rushing and Finished like Russian and Finish) Robert Fey, vice president Seminole Gulf RailwayLAUGHFrom page 1
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com>> A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, Hey buddy, why the long face? (Ive been laughing at that dumb joke for 20 years.) Osvaldo Waddy Padilla, Florida Weekly editor>> An elderly man had serious hearing problems for many years. He went to the doctor, who was able to fit him with hearing aids. A month later, the man went back to the doctor, who marveled at his perfect hearing. Your family must be very pleased. The elderly man replied, Oh, I havent told them yet, but I have changed my will three times already! Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, by way of her public relations person, Tami>> The man who wrote the famous song the one you cant get out of your head called, Do the Hokey Pokey finally died. And things were going all right at the funeral home until they tried to get him in the casket. Then put his left foot out...and then he put his right foot out Leslie Kowalski citizen extraordinaire>> A soldier serving in Hong Kong was annoyed and upset when his girl wrote, breaking off their engagement and asking that he return her photograph. So he went out and collected from his friends all the unwanted photographs of women that he could find. Then he bundled them all together and sent them back, with a note saying, I regret to inform you that I cannot remember which one is you please keep your photo and return the others. Jerry York, Charlotte Parrot Head>> My mom passed away two years ago at the age of 82. She was always particular about her appearance and we very seldom saw her with gray hair, which came in at a very early age. After setting up pictures and remembrances of my mother for the service, my brothers girlfriend, Diana, and I looked at her in the casket, checking to make sure that all was in order for the viewing. Suddenly, Diana looks over at me and says, Your mother would just die if she knew she had that gray hair showing! Well, to this day, when I think of my moms funeral service, I think of Diana saying that. I always get a kick out of it. Im sure my mom is laughing too! Debra Covyeau Lee County government>> HELPFUL TIPS: When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep the campsites on either side vacant. Also, lint from your naval makes a handy fire starter. Warning: remove lint from navel before applying the match! Nancy MacPhee Lee County government >> My favorite joke is string theory. Mike Kiniry, radio host WGCU public radio>> Three insomniac dyslexic theologians had a disagreement, so they stayed up all night arguing the existence of Dog. John Claydon Coloradoan, periodic visitor>> Q: Whats the hardest thing about jumping out of an airplane? A: The ground. (You gotta love Popsicle stick humor!) Kathy Grey Florida Weekly editor Punta Gorda >> A skeleton walks into a bar and says to the bartender, Give me a beer and a mop. Mike Hearn Florida Weekly publisher, Punta Gorda>> There were two snakes slithering along the banks of the Peace River. One snake asked the other, Are we poisonous? His friend said, No, why? The first snake answered, Oh, thank goodness, because I just bit the inside of my mouth. Nancy Staub, FGCUs Continuing Education and Renaissance Academy>> OK, first, a follow-up on last years (remember? Whats brown and sticky? A stick.) So now, Q: Whats brown and runny? A: Usain Bolt Also: Q: How many people with Alzheimers does it take to change a light bulb? A: To get to the other side. I may have Alzheimers, but at least I dont have Alzheimers. Amy Bennett Williams senior writer, The News-Press essayist, WGCU public radioAnonymous submissions:>> I had an automobile accident this morning. I called my dad and he asked, Are you hurt? I told him, I dont know, I havent talked to my attorney yet. Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, I cant help but think, from listening to you, that youre from Ireland. The other guy responds proudly, Yes, that I am. The first guy says, So am I. And where about from Ireland might you be? The other guy answers, Im from Dublin, I am. The first guy responds, Sure and begora, and so am I. And what street did you live on in Dublin? The other guy says, A lovely little area it was. I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town. The first guy says, Faith and begora, its a small world. So did I. And to what school would you have been going? The other guy answers, Well now, I went to St. Marys of course. The first guy gets really excited and says, And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate? The other guy answers, Well, now, lets see, I graduated in 1964. The first guy exclaims, The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Marys in 1964 my own self. About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer. Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky shaking his head, and mutters, Its going to be a long night tonight. Vicky asks, Why do you say that, Brian? The Murphy twins are drunk again. After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my drivers license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, Unbutton your shirt. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me, and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too. My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, Do you know her? Yes, I sighed, Shes my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasnt been sober since. My God! says my wife. Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long? While paddling off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his kayak. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, Are there any gators around here?! Naw, the man hollered back. They aint been around for years. Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely for shore. About halfway there he asked the guy, Howd you get rid of the gators? We didnt, the beachcomber said. The sharks gotem! A few from the pros:Ive had a call to literature of a low order i.e. humorous. Its nothing to be proud of, but it is my strongest suit. Mark Twain I can see it now: Osama bin Laden goes up to the pearly gates where George Washington comes out, starts beating him and is then joined by 70 other members of the Continental Congress. Osama says, Hey, wait! Where are my 71 virgins? And George replies, Its 71 Virginians, you asshole! Robin Williams You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Shes 97 today and we dont know where she is. Jerry Seinfeld The Senate failed to reach a compromise on immigration legislation, which would have allowed illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. longer than five years to remain, while those who have been here between two years and five years would have to leave, but could return as guest workers. And immigrants here less than two years will be right back with your entrees. Tina Fey I hope we never live to see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it. Will RogersOur favorite jokes from last years edition:Larry died. His will provided $40,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife Sarah turned to her oldest and dearest friend. Well, Im sure Larry would be pleased, she said. Im sure youre right, replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. How much did this really cost? All of it? said Sarah. Forty thousand. No! Jody exclaimed. I mean, it was very nice, but $40,000? Sarah answered, The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to church. The whiskey, wine and snacks were another $500. The rest went for the memorial stone. Jody computed quickly. $32,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is it? Four and a half carats. How do you make friends with a squirrel? Climb a tree and act like a nut. A guy walks into a bar covered in jumper cables and the bartender looks at him and says, Dont you start anything! Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Thats not funny. An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a full day, and repeatthis procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds. When the Irishman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 POUNDS! Why, thats amazing! the doctor said, Did you follow my instructions? The Irishman nodded...Ill tell you though, by geez, I taut I was going to drop dead on dat third day. From hunger, you mean? No, from all that skippin, the Irishman said.
specialist with Conservation Collier, called this summer to talk about the history of Freedom Park when discussion for signage was on the table. The research uncovered four pioneering names (all veterans) whose very nature and character epitomize freedom. Edward Crayton, an Ohio businessman, purchased most of holdings of the founder of Naples, Walter Haldeman, including the Freedom Park land (which was originally Naples Improvement Companys Little Farms subdivision). Ed Frank, perhaps best known as the inventor of the swamp buggy and first strip mall on Fifth Avenue South, purchased the northern most area of the parkland from Mr. Crayton.Stephen and Beatrice Briggs, known for their philanthropic work as well as local movies, photography and Brigg-Stratton Motors, purchased some acreage from Mr. Craytons widow and from Mr. Frank as well.Few locals today know of Julius Junkie Fleischmanns secretive topography mission while yachting in the South Pacific that served America greatly during WWII, but they do know of his purchase of the acreage in 1960. In 2004, his heirs sold the land to Collier County.Thanks to the diligence of Ms. Hennig, who took the time to link local history through the signs and a brochure, visitors will come to know these men have added so much lore The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. George Washington World War I, The Great War, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. But the actual fighting ended seven months earlier, on Nov. 11, 1918, when an armistice was called between the Allied nations and Germany. Hence the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month gave rise to an idealistic hope that this was the war to end all wars. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first commemoration of Armistice Day one year later, on Nov. 11, 1919. By 1938, Armistice Day in America (France and England have theirs as well) a Congressional resolution officially recognized it as a national holiday to honor WWI veterans. The hope that WWI would be the war to end all wars was dashed three years later, however, when the Japanese attached Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The next day, the United States officially entered WWII. The Japanese announced their cease-fire surrender on Aug. 15, 1945 (their time; Aug. 14 U.S. time), and the formal paperwork was completed on Sept. 2 that year. The first Veterans Day was celebrated in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 11, 1947. It wasnt until 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower amended the Armistice Day proclamation so it would now be known as Veterans Day in honor of all veterans of all wars.Locals honoring local veteransIn January 1984, Naples Mayor Stanley Billick and Evelyn Van, then president of the Naples Womans Club, broke ground for the first Veterans Memorial in Naples or Collier County, in the northwest corner of Cambier Park. On March 29, 2009, the 50 acres at the corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway was designated as Freedom Park. A group of veterans launched a grassroots campaign to construct a permanent memorial to pay tribute to the members of our armed forces and to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and civilians who perished during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Freedom Park has a 5-acre lake, 3,500 feet of boardwalk, a 2,500-square-foot education facility, six lookout pavilions, water fountains and walking trails with educational and information signage. The grounded history of Freedom ParkMelissa Hennig, principal environmental www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Theres no better day than Veterans Day to visit Freedom Park BY LOIS BOLINSpecial to Florida Weekly The thrill of the hunt with every shot. Tame the beastthe next fairway on Tom Fazios two courses at Bonita Bay East. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. Rates and availability subject to change without notice. Proper dress required. JOIN NOW! THE ELITE PLAYERS PROGRAM only $3,995! $4,495 per coupleCall Ian Coleman at 239-405-9002.DAILY PLAY. $87 PER PLAYER. $71 AFTER 12PMbook a tee time from two to 90 days in advance: BonitaBayEast.com On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75. E.W. Ed Crayton Ed FrankJulius Junkie FleischmannBeatrice and Stephen Briggs COLLIER COUNTY MUSEUMS / COURTESY PHOTOSand value to Naples local history. On this 11th day of the 11th month, why not visit Freedom Park yourself? If you can, take a youngster along with you and check out the future site of the Freedom Memorial and the signs that showcase some local pioneers who were a big part of the magic in this place we call home. Tell them of the appreciation we have and the great debt we owe to veterans, police and firemen who have given their lives in the line of duty. 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. Several ways to honor area veterans Here are some local Veterans Day observations taking place Thursday, Nov. 11: >> 8 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Veterans Day mass. The church is at 625 111th Ave. N. >> 10:15 a.m. at Cambier Park Veterans Day memorial service >> 2 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Free showing of the award-winning documentary, Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing. The funeral home is at 111th Ave. N. (See story on page C3.) >> 4 p.m. at Beth Tikvah of Naples Presentation by Michael Hirsh, author of The Liberators: Americas Witnesses to the Holocaust. RSVP by calling 287-8921 or e-mailing bethtikvahnaples@ aol.com. Beth Tikvah is at 3765 Airport-Pulling Road, in the Everglades Professional Center. >> 5 p.m. at Hodges University Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Hodges University Veterans Club, with guest speaker Maj. Gen. James Dozier (ret). The university is at 2655 Northbrooke Drive. >> 6 p.m. at Freedom Park Boy Scout Troop 243 will burn more than 300 American ags in the troops annual ag retiring ceremony.
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A partnership between business, labor, education, community and government services, Southwest Florida Works serves hundreds of residents daily and has trained or placed thousands of individuals with employers in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte counties since its inception in 1998. For more information, visit www. swflworks.org. Immokalee event will help raise awareness about human traffickingThe Collier County Sheriffs Office, in partnership with the Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, presents A Day Without Slavery, an anti-human trafficking event for the community, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St.Information will be available about ways to identify victims of human trafficking. Members of the CCSO Immokalee substation, Minority Affairs Task Force and Crime Prevention Section as well as representatives from the Collier County Health Department will also be on hand with information about other programs for the public. Live entertainment, refreshments and activities for children will complete the activities. CCSO will also give away bike lights to those who bring their bicycles to the event.A Day without Slavery is open to everyone regardless of immigration status. IDs will not be checked. German dignitary will discuss reunificationCIVIC, the Council for International Visitors in Collier County, welcomes back the Consul General Eva Countess Kendeffy of Germany during a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce headquarters. After a tour of duty heading the Protocol Office of the German State Department, Ms. Kendeffy has been reassigned to Miami, where she served as Consul General from 2004 to 2007. At the Naples reception she will discuss German Reunification: The 20th Anniversary, which Germans celebrated last month. The evening is co-sponsored by the European-American-Network, the German American Business Chamber of Southwest Florida and Norma Henning, the Honorary Consul of Germany in Southwest Florida Norma Henning. All CIVIC members and friends are invited to attend. Admission is $5. For reservations and more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. Archaeologist will discuss ancient water managementWater management is an ongoing issue in Florida, but humans have been attempting to control water long before the first dredge arrived in Florida. At the Wednesday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society, Zaida Darley of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss ancient water management in Mesoamerica. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Community Hall, 27381 Old 41 Road (by the banyan tree). 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 It Only Looks Expensive 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.com Audubon Society annual meeting setThe Collier County Audubon Society will hear from avian ecologist Ted Below at its meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Mr. Below will discuss the osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey that exists on every continent except Antarctica. The meeting is also the societys annual meeting. For more information, call 643-7822 or visit www.Collieraudubon.org. ESU to hear from former special agentThe Naples Branch of the English Speaking Union will welcome Thomas Eastwood, former special agent for the Department of Defense, as guest speaker at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guests are welcome. Mr. Eastwood will describe the secret code-breaking work done at Bletchley Park outside London and the cooperation between U.S. and British specialists to break military and diplomatic codes used by the Axis powers during WWII. He also will examine a similar theory about the possibility Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a foreknowledge of the Japanese attack against U.S. forces against the Hawaiian Islands in December 1941. Wine and light refreshments will follow the presentation. Cost is $15, which is waived for first-time guests of members and for potential ESU members. For more information, call Karen Lannan at 4342440. Professor will discuss the good and bad effects of powerThe Northwestern Club of Naples and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University present Professor Adam Galinsky with a program titled When, Why and How Power Corrupts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. Taking a socialcognitive approach, Professor Galinsky will examine how power affects the way people approach the world for better or for worse. He will address ways people harness the good in power (the energizing force to make the seemingly impossible possible) while minimizing its psychological and social deficits. He will also address the provocative question of whether sex differences are rooted in biological distinctions between men and women or differential levels of social and organizational power. The Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management, Professor Galinsky has published more than 110 scientific articles, chapters and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, negotiations, decision-making, diversity and ethics and has been featured in outlets such as The Economist, The New York Times, The Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Admission is $35 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a reception will follow the program. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.kelloggalumni.northwestern.edu/eventview. Exploration Society gears up for seasonThe Exploration Society is the newest ticket in town for those who seek travel adventure but dont want to go it along. The brainchild of Jen Mitchell and Cassie McMillion of Betty Maclean Travel, the group organized a year ago and launches its second season with a Taste of France social mixer for members and prospective members at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Haskells Wine and Spirits, 2021 Pine Ridge Road.For more information, e-mail ExplorationSociety@BettyMacleanTravel.com. Get acquainted with newcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. Groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, from mah-jongg and duplicate bridge to gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. naplesnewcomers.com. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. MOPS meets twice a monthMothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, meets from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays at Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway. Moms socialize and enjoy speakers. Childcare is available. For more information, call 2617486 or visit www.mops.org. CLUB NOTES COURTESY PHOTOProfessor Adam Galinsky
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 HEALTHY LIVING This is My Hospital. Thats the new NCH theme we have started to share with the community on TV and in newspapers and local magazines. Its all about the pride we all have in the quality care we deliver to patients and the respect with which we hold our colleagues and members of our medical staff. And its a message thats apparently understood and appreciated by the community, according to a recently completed, wide-ranging telephone survey. The researchers tell us that locally, the name brand of NCH has comparable recognition to some of the worlds best-known brands, such as Coca-Cola and MacDonalds. Thats high praise. But as I think about the 55 years that NCH has served the community, it makes great sense. I was eager to share this good news on rounds last weekend with the day and night teams on both campuses. Early Saturday very early on the orthopedic floor, 5 North R.N. Julian Julmiste and I talked about the positive attitude that he and other colleagues always seem to exhibit. Mr. Julmiste confirmed albeit he was a bit embarrassed that he has been told that many times by patients and their families. I was reminded of something Sherrie Lafemina, our medical staff coordinator, had e-mailed me earlier in the week. Ms. Lafemina had shared a famous study of 678 nuns that measured the impact of positive emotions and thoughts on longevity. Before becoming a nun, each of the 678 wrote a short autobiographical essay, which was subsequently coded for positive, neutral or negative attitude. Years later, the difference in lifespan among the participants was astonishing: The nuns who expressed more positive emotions lived, on average, a decade longer than their less cheerful peers. The study concluded that there was a direct relationship between being positive and living longer. Also, the incidence of Alzheimers disease and dementia was much lower in the positive attitude group. And speaking of positives, later that morning, COO Phil Dutcher and I had the privilege of judging the Swamp Buggy Parade floats. As Mr. Dutchers teenage daughter chauffeured us around in a golf cart, we were stopped by Stacey Welch, a member of the Collier County Mosquito Control float, who wanted to tell us about her recent experience as a patient at NCH. She said her visit was highlighted by diet clerk Adele Carroll, who helped Mrs. Welch with her illness-related eating problems by reviewing food choices, making suggestions and working with our chefs to create more appetizing meals. She wanted us to recognize Ms. Carroll. And then there was 4 South oncology unit R.N. Carolyn Smith, who on Sunday morning greeted and hugged 21-year volunteer Michelle Brigh, whose positive outlook and prayer have been helping NCH oncology patients for many years. The oncology nurses raved about Mrs. Brigh and she, in turn, was highly complimentary about each of them. Again, positives all around. Just as in the study of the positive nuns, we all do better, live better and live longer when we help each other and think positively. Mentally and physically, being positive pays off. Im proud that NCH is known for the upbeat attitude of its people. Thats one reason why, individually and collectively, we enjoy such a positive reputation. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Good things happen when everyone thinks positive allenWEISS email@example.com Health fair set for EsteroFour integrative medicine specialists will hold a free health fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the medical professional building at 10201 Arcos Avenue in Estero. Presenters are Dr. Teresa Sievers, chiropractor Christopher Green, holistic physical therapist Fred Stahlman and biofeedback specialist Brenda Judah. Foot Solutions of Estero will provide free digital foot scans and pedorthic analysis. For more information, call Dr. Seivers office at 948-7291. Juniper Village offers programsJuniper Village at Naples encourages everyone to attend the 18th annual Elephant Fest to benefit the Alzheimers Support Network from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Naples Zoo.Are you becoming more forgetful? Do you have difficulty performing familiar tasks? Have family or friends told you that you are repeating questions or saying the same thing over and over again? From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, Juniper Village will offer complimentary, confidential memory screenings conducted by Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Call 598-1368 to make an appointment for the 20-minute screening. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other healthcare professional.Juniper Village hosts the American Holistic Nurses Association for the local chapter meeting from 5:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. For STRAIGHT TALK While you might not be one of the nearly 24 million Americans with diabetes, chances are you know someone who is. For those of us living without diabetes, we can do our part to provide support for family, friends and coworkers who are living with the disease. Elizabeth Edelman, a type 1 diabetic and co-founder of Diabetes Daily, offers the following ways to provide valuable support to others living with diabetes. Dont be the Diabetes Police It can be hurtful and just plain rude to ask, Should you be eating that? People with diabetes are constantly managing and adjusting their nutrition, and so they know best the effects specific foods can have on their own bodies. React to their nutrition choices as you would anyone else; dont judge every bite that goes in their mouth. Be prepared A simple way to show support is by keeping a small supply of juice or candy in a kitchen cabinet, glove compartment or purse. For diabetics, its comforting to know that someone has a backup nearby. Understand diabetes is a full-time job Unless you have diabetes, you will never fully understand exactly how the disease affects every aspect of a persons life all the time. Just having an appreciation for the fact that diabetes never goes away despite good days can provide a great deal of moral support. Dont share horror stories Often, in an attempt to show understanding, people share a story about a friend or relative who had diabetes and, as a result, suffered a serious consequence. Yes, diabetes is a serious disease, but it does not help to scare or worry anyone. Know the type Take the time to educate yourself about which specific type of diabetes type 1, type 2 or gestational a person has. Remember, one type is not better or worse than the other, so do not judge a person based on his or her diabetes type. One of the best things my husband did when we first met was to get a book about diabetes and educate himself about the facts, Ms. Edelman recalls. Ask away Asking questions with a genuine curiosity and desire to learn is almost always welcome and can empower a person with diabetes by providing an opportunity to educate others and share his or her experience. About Diabetes DailyFounded by David and Elizabeth Edelman, Diabetes Daily is an online support network features forums, recipes, meal plans, cookbooks, blogs, educational resources, online blood glucose tracking and diabetesrelated news. Since its inception in 2005, the support network has grown to include 40,000 members. For more information, visit www.DiabetesDaily.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Proceeds benefit the DAS Donation Trust Fund, which provides medical care for homeless animals JOIN US FOR Pet & Owner Contests Adoptions Holiday Shopping Agility Course Live Music Photos with Santa Food and Treats Raffle & MORE! HOLIDAY PET FESTIVAL Saturday, November 20 Noon to 5 PM Veterans Community Park 1895 Veterans Park Drive www.pulseuniversitynaples.com www.collierpets.com (239) 252-PETS confined during the early stages of introduction to a small area (such as a second bathroom or guest bedroom), where he can feel safe while becoming acclimated to the sounds and smells of the dog. Be sure the room has everything he needs, and make sure he has frequent one-on-one visits with human family members. After a couple of days with the cat sequestered, put the dog on leash and open the door to the cats room. Allow the animals to see one another, and do not allow the dog to chase the cat, even in play. Use sit-stay or down-stay to keep the dog in place while the cat gets used to his calm presence. Dont force the cat to interact with the dog; if the cat wishes to view the dog from the darkest recesses underneath the bed, so be it. Reward the good behavior of both animals with treats and praise. Keep the dog on leash for a couple of weeks in the cats presence, and always make sure the cat has a way to escape from the dog, such as putting a baby gate across the door to the safe area. Build up the time the animals spend together, and continue to make the introductions rewarding, with more treats and praise. When the dog isnt interested in bothering the cat and the cat feels secure enough to come out from under the bed, you can take off the leash and let them get on with their new lives together. How long it will take to get to this step will depend on the animals involved, and you must work at their pace. Its not uncommon for dogs and cats to become friends and to enjoy each others company. Take the time to manage your cat-dog introduction properly, and you could be setting up a friendship that will last for the rest of your pets lives. Dogs and cats can be friends, if introduced properlyIntroductions must be supervised and handled with planning, care and patience. If you have a cat and are planning to bring in a dog, try to find an animal who is known to be accepting of cats. Shelters and rescue groups often know if an animal has successfully lived with a cat, or they will test to see how the dog behaves in the presence of one. (These tester cats are usually friendly, outgoing permanent residents, and theyre just fine with their work of safely greeting new dogs.) If you have a dog and are planning to bring in a cat, start working on your pets obedience before you add the new animal. Your dog should be comfortable on a leash and be trained well enough to mind your requests for him to stay in either a sit or down position while on that leash. For the cats own comfort, he should be One thing that never fails to get a smile out of me is seeing my big orange cat, Ilario, happily curled up and purring loudly next to and occasionally on top of one of my four dogs. I love how well everyone gets along: They dont just tolerate each other they actually like each other. It didnt start out that way, though. When Ilario arrived as a kitten, he spent more time puffed up and ready to run than purring. Once he realized he wasnt in any danger from his new four-legged family, he was able to relax and eventually even warmed to their company. Some nights I even catch him grooming my gentlest dog, 14-year-old Drew. Some cats and dogs are never going to get along, but most can at least come to an agreement about sharing space. The trick is knowing the basic steps to handling the introductions. Under no circumstances should dogs and cats be introduced by throwing the animals together and letting them work out things on their own. That method is far too stressful even in the best of conditions. Its also important to keep in mind that introductions can be dangerous, usually for the cats. Some dogs see cats as prey, and even those dogs who are generally easygoing may react instinctively to a cat on the run by attacking the smaller animal.PET TALES Cat, meet dogBY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Universal Uclick Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. >> Aston is a 3-year-old neutered Lhasapoo. Hes a non-shedding guy with lots of love to share.>> Boogie is an 8-month-old neutered Russian blue mix whos super sweet and has a stately air about him.>> Emmy is a 1-yearold spayed hound mix. A petite 25 pounds, shes sweet and adorable. >> Versace is a 7-month-old neutered ame colorpoint. He has stunning blue eyes and is a very nice guy.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NEWS A25 Self. Control.(239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 986-9690www.ArlingtonNaples.org At The Arlington, an all-new continuing care retirement community coming to 38 acres of Naples acclaimed Lely Resort, the focus is on you. Create your own destiny and gain a sense of control and con dence that youve planned for the future. And speaking of the focus on you, a visit to The Arlington Model and Information Center is designed around your preferences and schedule. Visit today and experience a friendly, informative, pressure-free way to learn more. Simply call The Model and Information Center at (239) 206-2646, or toll-free (866) 986-9690 and let us know when youd like to visit Or, simply stop by whenever youre in the area ; were here to serve you. Have it your way and visit The Arlington Information and Model Center today.Model and Information CenterLocated on Tamiami Trail, across from the Lely Freedom Horses Monument.12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment. The Arlington of Naples welcomes those of all faiths, beliefs and tradi ons. The redesign and renovation, estimated at a cost of about $400,000, includes details both logical and whimsical. A centerpiece of the project is the fishing department, where the main counter has been rebuilt to look like a classic Chris-Craft boat, with working navigational features. Above the boat hangs a 6-foot-long, 4-foot-tall metal sculpture: a seascape that shows fish and mangrove below and birds above. The Wynn family partnered with Jeff Dietrich, owner of CBI Technologies and project manager for their vision of what the store should look like. Their strategy blends elements of nostalgia associated with classic hardware stores ... to give you the feel that youre walking through an old Florida village or stepping back in time, along with modern dcor and technology, said Michael Wynn, president of the family company. Were trying to create that feel of reliving history yet still being a part of today, Mr. Dietrich said. Part of the new design is based on market research aimed at entertaining and attracting business by using sensory detail, although much is aimed at educating customers as well. Working with Naples historian Lois Bolin and Naples Backyard History, the Wynn family located a number of historic photos for display on 24 panels just below the ceiling around the stores perimeter. There are more than 70 photos throughout the hardware store. Among the other improvements: scent technology recreates classic hardware store odors; the main entrance has been opened up so customers get a broad, clear view of most departments as soon as they enter; and 10 flat-screen TVs throughout the store showcase specials and play historical clips of the Wynn family and Naples. The family also commissioned local artist Frank Carelli to paint three murals totaling 400 square feet depicting Naples scenes, history and heritage. We feel like not only does the family have a great story to tell, but Naples has a great story to tell, Mr. Wynn said. Weve been wanting to do this for a long time. The improvements began in May and are nearly finished. The project probably would have delighted the late Don Wynn. A comment he made in 1981 is scripted on the wall near the exit: I guess Im just a farmer of sorts. Naples has been like a beautiful tree or crop; it keeps growing and producing and its been wonderful to be a part of that. I just wish I would have made movies of Naples at every stage of its development. Its hard for people to imagine what it used to be as compared to the city today. WYNNSFrom page 1Author Marya Repko presents The History of the Fakahatchee at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Naples Preserve. The free program will cover fishermen and farmers, loggers and locomotives, Gladesmen and ghost orchids, developers and conservationists and the effort to save the unique ecology of the Fakahatchee Strand from development. In addition to A Brief History of the Fakahatchee, Ms. Repko has written history books about Everglades City and Sanibel Island. The Naples Preserve is at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. For more information, call 695-2905. Naples Preserve hosts Fakahatchee history talk EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYExterior details at Wynns Sunshine Ace Hardware include artistic mosaic touches.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NEWS A27 His article An Economical Project for Diminishing Cost of Light appeared in the Journal de Paris in 1784. His greatest concern laid in trying to convince the Parisians of that time to rise before noon. In the heartbeats between carpe diem and memento mori, tempus fugit. It has been 25 years since the birth of the film Back to the Future. And it was in 1966 that the television series Its About Time brought astronauts to prehistory, flying, in the words of the shows theme song, through the barrier of time. It all comes closer to home in the You Tube video recently posted by George Clarke of Belfast Yellow Fever Productions. In this video, Mr. Clarke shows footage from a DVD box set of the films of Charlie Chaplin. In Chaplins film, The Circus, made in 1928, there is included behind the scenes footage of extras milling about. Mr. Clarke draws attention to an old woman walking behind carousel figures of an elephant and zebra. I agree with Mr. Clark that she could be a man in drag. S/he wears a dark hat, feathered, a three-quarter length winter coat with fur collar, and large, clunky shoes. And she seems to be speaking on a cell phone. Even walkie-talkies had not been invented at the time. And if it were an ear trumpet, it seems odd that the person is talking into the device. Mr. Clarke puts forth the hypothesis that this is a time traveler. I have had stranger ideas. So did Martin Heidegger, the author of Being and Time, written in 1927. This text, though written in haste and never completed, is an important work that has profoundly influenced Western philosophy. For Mr. Heidegger, being is beyond beings. Being determines beings as beings. And Da-sein, German for therebeing, is the name he gives the human being. The essence of Dasein is being Being in time, seemingly stretched between birth and death, thrown into a context in time. Time, the union of the ecstacies of past, present and future, is the meaning of Being. But if temporality is the meaning of Being, what is the meaning of temporality? Mr. Heidegger did not have time to finish. But Charlie Chaplin wrote: Life is a desire, not a meaning. The Greeks have two words for time: chronos, quantitative time; and, kairos, qualitative time, time in between, undetermined, the fleeting moment in which something special happens. The Greek notions bring me timely remembrance of Salvador Dalis 1931 painting, The Persistence of Memory. But even its melting pocket watches mutate. By 1954, The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory appears. Melting beyond melting. The Virgil quote expands: Time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail. Grimly wielding scythe and hourglass, we long to detail connection. We create time capsules, time release medicine for alienation. Timely salve to soothe and save. Tempus fugit. Virgil Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin Into the future... I want to fly like an eagle to the sea. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me. I want to fly like an eagle til Im free... Steve Miller, Fly Like an EagleThe Energy Policy Act of 2005 set the stop date of daylight savings time as the first Sunday in November. So at 2 a.m. on that day, U. S. clocks fall back, mostly. Not in Hawaii, nor in Arizona land that is outside the Navajo Indian Reservation. And not in some other territories: In an attempt to scorn love of detail, I wont list them all. It is all so complicated, this marking of the passage of time. How is a pirate to know if it is today or yesterday? Of what benefit is the complexity of the International Date Line and time zones? Of calendars that morph through time and space? There is confusion, in a trice, quickly bound up and away with an exceedingly small rope, as thick as a hair, woven, measured and cut by Norns older than the gods. It was Ben Franklin who first suggested the relabeling of time to save energy. MUSINGS H D t e t n Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Time FrameBut for when are we saving? In time, who saves whom? Why would a time-traveler be behind the scenes of a Charlie Chaplin film? Why not? Mr. Chaplin said it best: One of the ironies of life: Doing the wrong thing at the right moment. In the end, everything is a gag. 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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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Fools knowledgeCan investing in stocks make you a millionaire? B6 Marking historyNABOR unveils a milestone display wall. B11 JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, a 35-year-old company that reinvented itself when the economic downturn threatened its existence, won the 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award on Thursday, Nov. 4. Owner J. Robert Longs son, Kevin Long, accepted the award on behalf of the company. The program, coordinated and sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank, recognizes smallbusiness owners who have triumphed over adversity and shared their stories so that other entrepreneurs can learn from their experiences. Olympic Gold medalist Nikki Stone appeared as this years keynote speaker for the award program held at Harborside Event Center. Owner J. Robert Long and President Matt Chambers steered the Cape Coral company, known as Marine Concepts, through the rough seas of the recession when the marine industry, the companys primary market, could no longer obtain credit and clients stopped placing orders. The company management took swift action: Everyone took a pay cut, and 401k contributions and paid holidays were discontinued. Still, the company was forced to lay off workers. The company leaders realized Marine Concepts survival depended on diversification. They created a separate division called JRL Ventures in hopes of attracting non-marine clients in need of design, engineering, composite tooling and fiberglass parts manufacturing. Companies began to sign on and as they did, JRL Ventures began retraining workers to handle the new projects. The company now has 90 employees and anticipates returning to the prerecession work force of 135. Selected from a field of 13, the other four finalists honored included: Arthur Printing of Cape Coral; EnSite Inc. of Fort Myers; Fort Myers-based Florida Weekly; and West Coast Home Health Care Agency of Naples. Reinvention earns fiberglass firm win Blue Chip AwardMr. Scott and Mr. Greene spent inordinate amounts of their own money. Until this year, we really hadnt seen that sort of activity in Florida, and we could not have anticipated it. Jesse Daniels, national sales manager at WINK-TV It wasnt pretty, but it was lucrative. That, in essence, describes the barrage of television advertising that political candidates unleashed on the public during this years midterm election. And while a substantial number of these advertisements may have appeared to be noxious and unnecessarily negative to the viewing public, the results were purely positive for the broadcasting industry. Television advertising brought in record amounts of revenue this campaign season to stations across Southwest Florida. In an industry hit hard by the economic downturn, political advertising proved to be a much-needed balm. Nationally, candidates and various interest groups ponied up some $3 billion believed to be a record in television spending to get their messages on the airwaves. In 2008, spending was at $2.7 billion in a time that included presidential campaign spending. In 2006, the last midterm election, the figure stood at $2.4 billion. In Southwest Florida elections this year, spending for television advertising exceeded $9 million, according to Bob Beville, director of sales at Waterman Broadcasting Corp. in Fort Myers. Mr. Beville says Watermans two local stations, NBC-2 and ABC-7, raked inSEE ADS, B7 $3 billion went to television advertisingA positive spin on negative adsBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com The way to the ForumSee who attended the Forum Club, and more important events. B8-9
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 MONEY & INVESTINGWhat a difference a week makesWhether youre a Republican, Democrat or simply a person who enjoys tea parties, there can be little spin on election results other than to say the voting was a referendum on the current administrations policies and these policies were widely rejected. The opinion of majorities in various states at the polls and the opinion of worldwide investors in the U.S. who voted in the aftermath in the U.S. equity market, which, in ebullient enthusiasm, surged some 3 percent post election. Worldwide, the investors in the U.S. equity market very much embraced the electoral results. Who bought U.S. stocks in the aftermath of Nov. 2? Dont think that it was solely super wealthy Republicans and Tea Party enthusiasts who bought in celebration of their electoral gains. No, the buyers included U.S. institutions, foreign country sovereign funds, individuals all over the globe and people of different political party persuasions. On balance, all of these groups liked the election news. Some might think that the markets surge was less a referendum on administration policies and more of a vote of confidence in the Federal Reserves subsequent announcement of its second round of Quantitative Easing, otherwise known as QE2. Most probably not, as the nature and degree of QE2 had been discussed by the Fed for the past several months, and the U.S. dollar traded lower upon that announcement. Most likely, this weeks uptick was based on the nature and degree of the Republican/ conservative victory in the House of Representatives and pick-up of gubernatorial seats, as many of these races were too close to call before Nov. 2. Was the stock rally an affirmation that the bull is on? Possibly. Then again, maybe not, as both this weeks low volume and poor breadth can be used as arguments that the bear still lurks. Despite the big gains in prices since early September, U.S. equity volume remains underwhelming relative to the degree of price gain. Volume (number of shares traded) on up days remains weak and that is not a good sign for bull investors.So what? Well, there is a tried and true rule; it is that volume should confirm price action. For instance, in a bull market, those days with big gains should have volume that is higher than recent volume and certainly better than volume on down/loss days. And this simple truism is especially true after a market has experienced a consolidation, i.e. trading within a relatively narrow range for an extended period of time. And such was the markets behavior in the several weeks prior to the election. To recap, this markets recent weeks consolidation finally saw a breakout to the upside but on poor volume.In bear markets, the volume should be higher on big loss days, as we saw with this years several large selloffs. Beyond the pale of volume, there is also the problem with the advancedecline line (the number of stocks advancing versus the number of stocks declining); it gives a picture of market breadth. This statistic has not looked good since the end of September and, while it might be turning upward, there is nothing confirming about it currently. The concept behind this technical indicator is simple: in a bull market, all or certainly an overwhelming majority of stocks will rise.In a bull market, a rising tide lifts all boats. So, even for those who have big equity portfolios and who cheerlead for ever-increasing gains, they know that the rah-rah argument that the bull is on is made with some equivocating; these investors are still engrossed in the drama of this movie but they sit close to the exit door in case smoke fills the theater. Although many of the best investors might very well be heavily invested in this markets stellar outperformers, they also know that narrowing of price performance is not a healthy market phenomenon. Even fundamental investors (those looking at corporate earnings and economic growth, etc.) look at these technical aspects. For those who want to look at the advance/decline and breadth indicators in greater detail, Dr. Mc Hugh (www.technicalindicatorindex.com offers complete coverage in this weekends (Nov. 6) market letter. Included in this weekends review is insight into the most recent employment numbers: hiring of 151,000 still left unemployment unchanged at 9.6 percent and, per Dr. McHugh, the 151,000 is wishful thinking. Some 61,000 jobs were estimated to have been created by new businesses and 35,000 temporary service jobs. Lastly, Dr. Mc Hugh comments at length about the poor price action in the bank stocks and the continued depreciation of the U.S. dollar. Talk to your financial adviser and review your portfolio on a regular basis, especially after meaningful market moves. It might be a time for some adjusting allocations. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com THE CENTER FOR HEARING OF NAPLESTimothy J. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ON THE MOVE BUSINESS BRIEFS Architecture Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects, has been named to the Green School Task Team by the U.S. Green Building Council, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. In its pilot project, the task team will facilitate the renovation of James Marlowe Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Pasco County. Automotive April Wade has been promoted to finance director at John Marazzi Nissan of Naples. She has 12 years of automotive finance experience. Awards & Recognition Dwight Brock, clerk of the Circuit Court of Collier County, announces that the finance and accounting department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association. This is the 24th consecutive year the department ahs received the award. Board Appointments CHS Healthcare announces its 20102011 officers and trustees. Officers are: John McDonough chairman; Tom Schneider, vice chairman; Dottie Gerrity, secretary; and Dennis Brown, treasurer. Trustees are: Richard Akin, Doug Campbell, Jinny Johnson, George McLaughlin, Edward Morton, Marsha Murphy, Ken Murray, Dolly Roberts and Emily Watt. Bowling Mike Cannington has been promoted to director of operations for Bowling Management Associates of Southwest Florida. The company owns and operates Bowland Centers in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, including Beacon Bowl and Woodside Lanes in Naples. Mr. Cannington joined the company in September 2009 as director of marketing, a title he will retain in his new dual role. He has more than 19 years of marketing experience with hospitality and motorsports companies in South Florida. He also spent 13 years in the broadcast media world, serving as a reporter and sports anchor for three TV stations. Health Care Dr. Scott Nygaard has been named chief medical officer-physician services for Lee Memorial Health System. Most recently he was senior vice president of corporate services at Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kan. Boardcertified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care, he is a Diplomate with the American Board of Medicine, an associate of the American Thoracic Society and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Chiropractor Vivian Ebert, a certified chiropractic sports physician and owner of LivingWell Chiropractic, has opened a new office in the BonitaEstero area. She is the president and co-founder of the Collier County Chiropractic Society and a graduate of Leadership Collier. She is enrolled in the Diplomat Nutritional Program at The University of Miami. Independent Sales Tammy Miloro of Marco Island has reached the designation as an independent sales director with Mary Kay Inc. Landscape Architecture Michael Ekblad has joined Waldrop Engineering P.A. as a registered landscape architect. He has extensive experience in the design and construction of public and private projects including: master planned communities, parks and commercial developments. He is chairman of the Naples/Fort Myers section of the Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. CANNINGTON NYGAARD BUSCHLE EKBLAD RSVParties opens for event planningRSVParties Inc. is a new event planning company specializing in weddings, anniversaries, fundraisers, cocktail/dinner parties, bar/bat Mitzvahs and corporate events. Founder and president Hilary Feldman has more than 10 years of experience planning and executing events in Naples, including the inaugural Imagine Solutions conference last February. Ms. Feldman has an interior design degree from Syracuse University and worked as a creative designer for an architecture firm in Manhattan. For information about RSVParties Inc., call 777-3332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Organic clothing company opens showroomNaples-based Sassis, an organic clothing company owned by Naples native Bukki Sittler, has opened an eco-fashion showroom and lifestyle center at 2068 J & C Blvd. Sassis specializes in womenswear and select custom designs for men, maternity and baby using organic cotton and hemp. All manufacturing takes place in the United States, and much is done in Southwest Florida. The new showroom showcases current collections available for wholesale buyers and is also open to the public. The lifestyle center at Sassis offers classes and workshops that support an eco-friendly lifestyle. Classes on how to make environmentally friendly household cleaning products, basket weaving and private and group sewing lessons as well as discussions on diet and health will be available. For more information, call 449-8417 or e-mail info@OrganicEffort.com. Vitamin stores consolidate into one locationSunshine Discount Vitamins owner Karen Walker announces the consolidation of her two stores into one main store at 2608 Tamiami Trail N., in the Courtyard Plaza. For more information, call 598-5393 or visit www. vitamin-discounts.com. Sales training consultant opens Bonita officeSam Black Consulting Services has opened in Bonita Springs. Sandra Sam Blacks new office is at 3411 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 307. Ms. Black opened her sales and customer service training firm up north more than 20 years ago. Key services include classroom training on site and via webinars in all aspects of lead generation, prospecting techniques, needs-based selling, handling objections and closing techniques. Sam Black Consulting also specializes in telemarketing program design, call-monitoring services, supervisor monitoring, coaching training and applicant testing. For more information, call 949-7267, e-mail Sam@samblack.com or visit www.samblack.com. Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. BLACK
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.napleschamber.org. The Collier County Bar Association holds its monthly membership meeting at noon Friday, Nov. 12, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trail N. Register at www. colliercountybar.org. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Five gathering from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Arturos Restaurant on Bald Eagle Drive. Visit www.marcoislandchamber.org. The Collier County Medical Society hosts a cocktail party and new member reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive. RSVP by calling 4335-7727 or e-mailing email@example.com. Wake Up Naples hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Sponsor is The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Guest speaker will be Randy Antik of Imagine Solutions. Cost is $20 in advance for chamber members and $25 at the door. Register at www.napleschamber.org. PRACC, Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising Professionals of Collier County, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Call 436-2105 or visit www.pracc.org. Business After 5 sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, featuring the big reveal of the annual makeover project, takes place from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Naples Bay Resort. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door and $25 for non-members. Register at www.napleschamber.org. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Harvest Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Register by Nov. 16 for $10; thereafter, registration is $15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Bellasera Hotel. Cost is $26 for members and member-sponsored guests, $30 for others. Reservations are due by noon on the Thursday before each meeting date. Next meeting: Nov. 23. For more information, visit www.abwaneapolitan.org. Zonta Club of Naples meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at the Hilton Naples. RSVP to Sally Sitta at 2621283. For more information, visit www. zonta-naples.org. Next meeting: Dec. 7. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its 2011 Installation Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Call 436-6100 or visit www. cbia.net. Womens Networking of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Collier Athletic Club. Cost is $25. Register at www.wnocc.org. 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Even in this heated political environment, Mr. Beville took nothing for granted going into the election cycle. I sent out letters to all candidates in Southwest Florida soliciting their advertising, he says. The surge in campaign spending came at a particularly opportune time for television stations, both here and elsewhere. Ad revenue had declined precipitously during the raging recession, and Mr. Beville says ad billings had reverted to levels last seen in 2000. And this had always been a growth market, he says. Mr. Beville says Waterman regards the campaign cash as a welcomed windfall in a tough economy. No one can say with absolute certainty what sent television advertising through the roof during this cycle, but there is a belief that the fiercely partisan contests caused candidates to launch nasty and costly attacks against their opponents. Troubled times often lead to vociferous opinions, is how Mr. Beville puts it. Lets be honest; there has been a lot of negative advertising, he says. Im often asked if there has been more (negative ads) this time around. My answer is yes. Absolutely. Im confident of that. Mr. Beville offers a telling anecdote to bolster his observation. I have three televisions in my office, and when I heard a political ad come on thats all kittens and babies, it attracted my attention, he says. Its that unusual The norm was negative. One factor that spurred the rise in campaign advertising in Florida was the emergence of two extremely wealthy candidates Jeff Greene and Rick Scott who spent lavishly on television time, says Jesse Daniels, national sales manager at WINK-TV in Fort Myers. (Mr. Greene sought the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate and lost to Kendrick Meek, but not before spending $24 million of his own personal fortune in the process. Mr. Scott, of course, prevailed in his race for governor.) Mr. Scott and Mr. Greene spent inordinate amounts of their own money, he says. Until this year, we really hadnt seen that sort of activity in Florida, and we could not have anticipated it. Both of these men jumped into their races in April. This year was something of a perfect storm in terms of campaign advertising, says Mr. Daniels. You had an open gubernatorial seat, with no incumbent running, and you had the same thing in the United States Senate race. Mr. Daniels says advertising revenue for WINK greatly exceeded expectations, but he adds that final figures are not yet available. It definitely was much greater than we had anticipated, he says.Rules of the ad gameThere are two prevailing misconceptions about political advertising on television. One is that stations have the right to censor or regulate the content of the ads. They do not, under Federal Communications Commission regulations. Only the most egregiously offensive ads are subject to any sort of tinkering, and very few ads rise to that level, no matter how over-the-top viewers they are. Another misconception is that television stations gouge candidates by jacking up their rates near elections. Again, FCC rules address this. According to FCC regulations, during the 45 days preceding a primary or primary runoff election, and during the 60 days preceding the date of the General Election or Special Election, the station can charge a candidate no more than it would charge its most favored commercial customers for equivalent advertising. Mr. Beville notes that these rules apply only to candidates, and stations are free to charge political groups such as those supporting amendments whatever the market will bear. A nifty means of keeping costs down for candidates is something Mr. Beville calls two-packs and three-packs. This is when two or three likeminded candidates join together to appear in the same televised spot. They are charged like a single candidate, he says. We got a lot of two-packs and three-packs during this election. During the recently concluded election season, 30-second spot during the evening news on one of the local Waterman stations would have sold for about $500, while a similar spot for an interest group would have fetched somewhere around $800, he says. Dennis M. Pearlman, a Fort Myersbased political consultant, says advertising on the most popular programming locally he names Judge Judy and Jeopardy as examples could cost up to $1,200 for a 30-second spot. The prime advertising slots for political advertising are those that occur when older viewers over the age of 50 are most likely to be watching. Older viewers, numerous studies confirm, are more likely voters than their younger counterparts. But running one spot will not cut it, Mr. Pearlman says. The key to effective television advertising is repetition. In other words, if a candidate wants to advertise on television, he or she should be prepared to buy numerous showings. The constant hammering of message is what makes TV advertising so effective and so expensive for a political candidate. If a candidate doesnt have at least $75,000 in his budget, then television doesnt really make sense, he says. It takes a minimum of $20,000 to have the advertising run with enough frequency to really make a difference. And in addition to buying air time, Mr. Pearlman says producing a commercial locally can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000. What failed to materialize during this years election was a groundswell of television advertising funded directly as a result of the Supreme Courts ruling in the case titled Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The courts ruling opened the way for unlimited spending by corporations or unions to support or oppose candidates. It was expected that corporations and unions would open their checkbooks for television spots with more gusto than they did. The impact of the Supreme Court ruling has not been as great as we had anticipated, Mr. Beville says. That seems to be the case in other parts of the country, too. Spending directly related to the Supreme Court ruling was estimated nationally to be about $100 million to $200 million, according to the Campaign Media Analysis group. This represents somewhere between 3 to 7 percent of the total television spending. Still, campaigns had enough cash on hand to buy enormous blocks of television time. As campaign ads rolled in, though, local advertisers were crowded out. This phenomenon is repeated in every election. We try to work with our regular advertisers, Mr. Beville says. We advise them on possible alternatives. We might even tell them that if they are planning something in this period that will be heavily dependent on television advertising, they might consider delaying it or doing it another time.Freezing out the rest of usWith so many political ads clogging the airwaves, there is little time available for nonpolitical customers, and the rates for those few slots that are up for grabs can be quite pricey, which often means that smaller businesses simply defer television advertising until after the election is concluded. Most of the big local advertisers have been around for a while, and they adjust their schedules in times of campaigns. Also, many of these big advertisers can afford the higher rates that are charged for the leftover slots open during the election cycle. Smaller business, however, have to be more nimble in addressing or not addressing their television advertising needs in an election year. Ooh La La! Jewels Du Jour in Naples, a boutique jewelry store that celebrates its first anniversary this month and has used television advertising skillfully from its inception, abandoned TV spots for the duration of the campaign. There simply wasnt much (advertising air time) available, says Tammy Kipp, one of the stores co-owners. And what was available was extremely expensive, sometimes double what we normally would pay. Mrs. Kipp says she and her sister, Amy Turner (the other co-owner), looked at the advertising hiatus as kind of a forced savings plan. Ooh La La! points up an interesting aspect of the election-advertising cycle that is peculiar to Southwest Florida. As with many businesses, Mrs. Kipps store does its biggest volume during the season, which will begin to be evident later this month. The enforced ban on television advertising came during what amounts to one of the slowest times of the year for businesses like those of Mrs. Kipp. In terms of our store, this happened at the best time possible, she says. We dont have large dollars allocated just for television, but now we have more to spend during the time it works best for us. Although the record levels of television campaign spending may seem excessive to some, no one actually disputes that television has become the dominant way for candidates to convey their message. Things like rallies, media events and speeches to large groups are little more than accessories to the core that TV advertising has become. And no one disputes that given enough money television advertising can absolutely be the determining factor in a political contest. There are exceptions, of course, as in California, where Meg Whitman spent $140 million of her own money and ended up losing decisively to Jerry Brown in the governors race. With enough money and enough air time, though, even the most lackluster of candidates can create who Mr. Pearlman calls the splash effect. Increasingly, negative ads are proving to be the quickest way of producing this attentiongrabbing effect. It used to be that the strategy in advertising was to tear down (the opponent) at first and then get more positive toward the end, Mr. Pearlman points out. But there didnt appear to be a clean break between the tearing down and the positive this time around. It just stayed negative. It was like people were running downhill, and they just couldnt stop themselves. The campaign of Gov.-elect Rick Scott provides a prime example of what televised political advertising has become. Mr. Scott spent more than $70 million of his own money in his successful bid for the Governors Mansion. He was little known and not highly regarded when he first entered the race. I believe if Mr. Scott had not spent the money he did, he would not have won, says Mr. Daniels. If he had spent just half what he spent, I dont think he would have won. If you ask Mr. Scott, he probably would say it was the best $70 million he ever spent. ADSFrom page 1
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Built in 2007. 6,350 sq ft. 9,400 total. Bay views. $5,500,000 in the Moorings 7,668 sq ft. 5bed/6bath, furnished model. Lakeview. $4,995,000 at Mediterra 5,807 sq ft. furnished model with long lake/golf views. $3,495,000 at Mediterra Bank Owned. 5,734 sq ft. Built in 2008. Bay views. $3,300,000 at Park Shore 3,049 sq ft. furnished villa decorated by Collins & Dupont. Golf course views. $1,998,500 at Mediterra Built in 2007. 3,925 living sq ft. Private lakeviews. $1,995,500 at Mediterra Reduced 254,000! 2,080 sq ft. Fully renovated beachfront condo. $853,999 in Moorings. Former model offered furnished. Golf & lake views. 3505 sq ft. $1,499,900 at Tuscany Reserve. www.MediterraLots.com www.DavidNaples.com 239-273-1376 David William Auston, PA AMERIVEST REALTY Build your custom Mediterra home on one of the few remaining lots. From $398,000 at Mediterra SOLD Open Sun. 1-4 Bank Ownedin Harboursides Ashmont Series. In 2,533 square feet under air, the singlestory plan has three-bedrooms, 3 baths, a great room, formal dining area, breakfast nook and study. Including the three-car garage and outdoor living areas, the Ravenwood totals 3,540 square feet. Next door to the Ravenwood is the 2,767-square-foot Carina, which has three bedrooms with private baths, a pool bath and a study. In the Harbourside Lifestyle Home series, it has a great room design with adjoining formal dining area and breakfast nook. A side-load, two-car garage, covered entry and lanai bring the homes total square footage to 3,920. The outdoor living areas in all three homes feature a pool, spa and stateof-the-art electric recessed grilling station incorporated into the wet bar. Standard interior features include natural granite kitchen and master bath countertops, porcelain tile floors throughout, tray ceilings and an expansive mitered-glass window in the breakfast nook. The Hillcrest is priced at $969,000 and the Carina is priced at $999,000. Both homes are available for leaseback. The Ravenwood is available for sale for $799,000. Bonita Springs-based Harbourside Custom Homes has been building in Southwest Florida since 1991. For more information, call 949-0200 or visit www. harboursidecustomhomes.com.HARBOURSIDEFrom page 11REAL ESTATE NEWS COURTESY PHOTONABORs annual Realtors Expo raised nearly $12,000 for the Naples Alliance for Children. The alliance is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights, needs, care, safety and education of infants, children, youth and their families. The money is earmarked for the Collier County School Districts Homeless Education Department. Holding the check, at center, are Myra Shapiro of the Naples Alliance for Children and Cynthia Rodriguez-Schweisthal and Christy Kutz of the School District of Collier County. NABOR members of the Realtor Expo Committee, from left to right, are: Lisa Winters, Maribeth Shanahan, Caroline Kissel, Michelle McKenna, Harley Conrad, Jake Voigt, Delphine Couchman, Robyn DeVille, Katherine Southard, Liz Cashman, Cassie Williams and Richard Borel. The public is invited to the following free programs coming up at the Miromar Design Center: Holiday Decorating, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 Learn tricks and trends for creating the perfect holiday dcor. Distinguished Speakers Series, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 Juan Montoya, a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Architectural Digest magazines TOP 100, will discuss Relationships between Client and Project. Mr. Montoya was the artistic design director for the Miromar Design Center and Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse. The History of Textiles, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 Learn about the 35,000-year history of textiles and how fabrics protect us, decorate us and enhance our surroundings. What to Know Before You Faux, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 Art Morehead of Art-Faux Designs, Inc. will introduce the many facets of decorative painting and shows what a professionally executed finish can do for the home. He will also demonstrate some common DIY techniques. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.miromardesigncenter.com. Learn decorating ideas from the experts at free seminars
239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.com Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-Art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated CommunityJASMINE BAY NORTH TOWER RESIDENCE 1902Only one remains at this price $460,000 Shes IN ... Hes IN ... Get IN ... to Southwest Floridas #1 selling beach and golf community while you still can. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIO NS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIG ION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMBERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEV EMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PR OGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMBERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY Brad Kiraly has been named director of sales for Southwest Florida operations of Florida Lifestyle Homes. Mr. Kiraly has more than 27 years of sales experience with builders and developers of singlefamily, multi-family midand high-rise properties as well as master planned communities throughout Southwest Florida. Prior to joining Florida Lifestyle Homes, he was a community representative for the Bonita Bay Group. He was awarded the Bonita Bay Quantum Leap in Sales Achievement and was top sales producer for his community in both number of sales and sales volume numerous times. He previously represented Arthur Rutenberg Homes in Pelican Marsh in Naples and Rookery Point in Estero. He began his career in real estate sales in Dallas, Texas, where he worked for Pulte Home Corp. and David Weekley Homes. Anthony Laporte and Ehab Guirguis have joined Weichert, RealtorsOn The Gulf specializing in property management and residential sales and rentals in Collier and Lee counties. Mr. Laporte is a two-year resident of Naples who holds a bachelors degree in business management with emphasis in property management. Mr. Guirguis is a resident of Cape Coral who holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Cairo University. Debra McAlister-Brown, a sales associate in the Bonita Springs office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, has received certification as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource professional who can help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. She specializes in luxury, waterfront, relocation and second home sales in Bonita Springs and Estero. Beverly Stevens, Ray Ambrozy and Jonathan Maines, newly licensed real estate professionals, have joined the Fifth Avenue office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Ms. Stevens comes from a career in the airline industry and also had a brief real estate career in New York State. She will be working on the Price Team, specializing in residential, luxury and second home property sales. Mr. Ambrozy brings 10 years experience in the design and construction of luxury waterfront homes. He has joined The Grant Group with offices on Fifth Avenue and in Bonita Springs. Mr. Maines has 21 years of experience in law enforcement with the Naples Police Department and will focus on residential sales. Rich Galipeau has joined Southwest Florida Title Company, Winged Foot Title as sales and marketing director. In addition to oversight of the companys marketing and promotion, he will conduct short sale educational seminars to area real estate agents and others. Prior to joining Winged Foot Title, Mr. Galipeau worked on political campaigns, owned and operated a medical home-care equipment company and worked as a medical assistant and bio-medical technologist. He also served as a medic in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. NEWSMAKERSFrom page B11 KIRALY LAPORTE Unveiling Steps through Time at NABOR headquarters 1, 2, 3. Panels 1, 2 and 3 of the Steps through Time history wall 4. Graphic designer Tim King with committee members Terri Speach, Marcia Albert, Marilyn Evanish, Patsy Vaughn, Michele Harrison, Marie Harris, Jo Carter and Arlene Carozza 5. Kathy Zorn 6. Patsy Vaughn, Adele Scully and Jo Carter 1 4 5 6 2 3
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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked Anderson/Carolyn Weinand 290-6674 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 1456 Anhinga Pointe $2,995,000 Sam Heitman 537-2018 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Call 239261-3148 19 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1007 $1,450,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 5950544 20 MARCO ISLAND 1832 North Bahama Avenue $1,700,000 Premier Properties Roe Tamagni 398-1222 21 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 22 MEDITERRA 14866 Bellezza Lane $1,998,500 Amerivest Realty David William Auston, PA Call 239-273-1376 Open Sunday 1 to 4>$2,000,000 23 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BA Y 1112 5 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 24 PARK SHORE 255 Mermaids Bight $2,695,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 >$3,000,00025 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,490,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7845552. 26 PARK SHORE 350 Neptunes Bight $3,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 27 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$4,000,000 28 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. $4,990,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412>$5,000,000 29 PORT ROYAL 645 Galleon Drive $4,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 595-6500 30 PORT ROYAL 2550 Lantern Lane $5,950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 572-1518 31 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 357-6628>$10,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Thomas L. Campbell, Jr 860-4923 33 PORT ROYAL 1060 Nelsons Walk $12,990,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 >$300,0001 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle Ste #101 $300,000-$400,000 Illustrated Properties Real Estate Inc. Call 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 11 to 4 and Sat. Sun. 11 to 4>$400,0002 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Call 239.594.9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 3 PELICAN LANDING THE COLONY MERANO 23831 Merano Court #201 $457,000 Premier Properties Stephanie/ John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000. REDUCED>$500,0004 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$600,0005 MOORINGS LA MAISON CLUB 3450 Gulf Shore Blvd. N #507 $649,000 Premier Properties Nick Stepan/Gordie Lazich 2870622. NEW LISTING>$700,0006 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #304 $799,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000>$800,000 7 BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3634 Woodlake Drive $819,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 8 PARK SHORE 743 Old Trail Drive $849,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 9 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00010 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) From the $900s Premier Properties Call 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 11 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 23817 Sanctuary Lakes Court $920,000 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 12 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB II 435 Dockside Drive #703 $925,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 13 WYNDEMERE ROSEMEADE 421 Rosemeade Lane $950,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 >$1,000,00014 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1101 $1,095,000 Premier Properties Trudy Salyers 398-8901 15 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7750 Mulberry Lane $1,100,000 Premier Properties Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176 16 PELICAN MARSH WATERCREST 2378 Turnberry Court $1,100,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 17 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WOODSEDGE 10561 Timber Lawn Drive $1,269,000 Premier Properties Jack Despart 273-7931 18 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS Premier Properties 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 1528 Marsh Wren Lane $1,799,000 Jeri Richey 269-2203 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 1354 Noble Heron Way $2,395,000 Lynn
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ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11SWFL NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 643-3445 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Inside One year after expanding to its 170acre footprint, Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the opening of three new cultivated gardens The Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden, the Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden and the Water Garden this weekend. A grand opening ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. To see the second phase of the Gardens creation come to fruition is an incredible experience, says Brian Holley, executive director. After years of planning and months of construction, the newest gardens mark the completion of initial plans for the Garden, he adds. Visitors will be in awe as they travel gardens from around the world and may find themselves forgetting they are still in Southwest Florida. The Lea Asian Garden Created by acclaimed landscape designer Made Wijaya of Bali, Indonesia, Three new gardens in bloom at Naples Botanical Garden SEE GARDEN, C16 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSHANNON PALMER / COURTESY PHOTOThe Enabling Garden in the Scott Florida Garden Young at HeartSee who was among 600 guests at the NCH Hospital Ball. C20 Nevermind the 3DClever Megamind is just as good in two dimensions. C11 A mentoring memoirEddie and Me provides food for thought and joy for the spirit. C14 INSIDE: Special pullout section on C25
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Many years ago, a good friend and I classified the world into two categories: daters and non-daters. We lumped our friends who were forever in relationships into the dater category, and we put people like ourselves young women who were more often than not without a partner in the non-dater section. It seemed like a flash of wisdom at the time, the kind of insight women in their early 20s often make, after the first heartbreaks but before lifes real lessons have set in. But even now, all these years later, I still think we got it right. Some people are natural daters. They fall easily into relationships, one after the other. Non-daters are just that: people who rarely couple up. They move from one earth-shattering romance to the next, with lonely interludes that stretch for months and sometimes years. Neither category has it easy. Daters suffer the ennui that comes from being with the same partner day in and day out. But what they lose in excitement, they recoup in comfort. Non-daters enjoy the extreme highs of sporadic love, but they wither under the weight of days, weeks and months spent alone.Like a snow globe, life settles into familiar patterns ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Patti Stanger, the knockout brunette behind Bravos The Millionaire Matchmaker, said in a recent interview with the New York Times that she doesnt believe anyones better off being single. I dont think marriage is for everyone, she said. But at the end of the day, everybody wants to fall asleep in the spoon position. My non-dater friend Sarah often agonizes about her lonely nights. Shes not ready for the compromises a long-term relationship requires, and she wont sacrifice the high highs and bitter lows of her quick-combusting affairs. But she aches in her solitude. I cant wait until this lonely period is over, she told me recently, when Im in a relationship and happy. These days will feel like a distant memory. I cant wait to have someone beside me every night. To have someone to go to the park with. To cook for. Soon, Ill be looking back and laughing. For Sarah and the non-daters of the world Im afraid this will never come to pass. In metaphorical moments, I think of romantic life as a snow globe. There are brief upheavals, and then everything settles back to the way it was before. For daters, being single shakes the globe. They are unsettled without a partner; they struggle SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSFor non-daters, the upheaval comes when they are in a relationship, and the fleeting moments of companionship are the exception, not the norm. Its the loneliness the ache my friend Sarah described that defines their romantic landscape.When Sarah told me about her imagined partnered future, I thought of snow quietly settling into familiar patterns. I didnt have the heart to tell her that the way it is now is the way it will always be. We are predictable creatures, and for some, loneliness is a state of existence. ...For daters, being single shakes the globe. They are unsettled without a partner... to make it through the nights alone. Eventually they find another romantic interest, someone to keep them company, and life goes back to the way it was deux. s for everyn d o f the da y s leep in th e r ah often ni gh ts. mpro n ship a cri i tter t in g he r n e l y me r ela da y s m ory. I b esi d e m eone to k f or. Soon, g hing. d aters of th e n ev er c om e s I think o f l obe. There h en every a y it was s hake s ett l e d r u ggl e For no n w h en t h ey f leeting m o t h e exce pt i ness the that def i Wh en S a i ned p artn e qu ietl y se t didnt hav e way it is n b e. We a f or so me te nc e.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 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 FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 5 nt Caribbean fr. $169 7 nt Caribbean fr. $349 7 nt Caribbean fr. $299**November Balcony & Bus! 10 nt Caribbean fr. $599 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 18 Day Enchanting TransatlanticPt. Canaveral to the Azores, Portugal, Belgium & Holland plus 2 nts Copenhagen! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 18 Day European Indulgence Azores, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris/Normandy plus 2 nts London! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,899 Men in Black The Naples Concert Band continues its 39th year of providing free concerts in Cambier Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will be joined by guest student conductor and Eagle Scout Trace Hance leading the band in John Philip Sousas Boy Scouts of America March.Other program highlights include voiceover artist Peter Thomas narrating Within These Hallowed Halls, for which the band will be joined by the Renaissance Vocal Ensemble, and Grammy Awardwinning vocalist Doug Wilson performing We the People.More popular favorites on the patriotic program include: Salute to the Patriots, An American Fanfare, March of the Women Marines, As All the Heavens were a Bell and The American Doughboy March. The band will open the concert with the Star Spangled Banner. A longtime Naples resident, Mr. Thomas is a World War II veteran who served with the First Infantry Division in five major campaigns including the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. His voice has been heard on televisions Forensic Files, in numerous PBS documentaries and in commercials for Burger King, Monday Night Football, Geico and more. Mr. Wilson, a resident of Irvington, N.Y., won 17 Emmy Awards as a television director and producer for ABC Sports. His singing of We the People has been a Memorial Day tradition in his hometown since 2003. The song was written by a friend and neighbor who was inspired by the American spirit of unity and patriotism post-9/11.Coming upThe Naples Concert Bands next concert in Cambier Park will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. For more information, visit www.naplesconcertband.org. Naples Concert Band salutes America COURTESY PHOTODoug Wilson with his Emmy Awards Peter Thomas
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Regrets Only By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 20. 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.org. The Rockettes The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Nov. 28. (800) 4407469 or www.bbmannpah.com. 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. Noises Off By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 332-4488. This weeks symphony Classical Concert The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents NPO Classical 1: Peoples Choice Concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 18-20. in Hayes Hall. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Thursday, Nov. 11 Rock Out The Grammy Awardwinning, multi-platinum-selling Doobie Brothers perform at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Oh, Joy Island Trends hosts the Joie de Vivre by Robert Graham trunk show and wine tasting to benefit the Friends of Rookery Bay from 6-8 p.m. 850 Fifth Ave. S. 963-4227. Garden Benefit Waterside Shops donates 10 percent of the days sales to the Naples Botanical Garden in celebration of the grand opening of three news gardens. Thursday on Third The Third Street South Shopping District features music, dining and shopping from 6-9 p.m. 261-8936. Night Out Evenings on Fifth, with music, shopping and dining, takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Fifth Avenue South. 435-3742. Boats Galore The 38th annual Fort Myers Boat Show runs today through Sunday in downtown Fort Myers. 3326888. Art Talk Artist Stephen Knapp discusses the work in his Naples Museum of Art exhibition Lightpaintings at 7 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Friday, Nov. 12 Its a Shoe-In Stop by Signatures at Mercato and enjoy champagne and chocolates and enter a drawing for a new pair of designer shoes. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Naples Fact Team. 254-5800. Open House Le Bouron, Cottontails and Pretty Woman in Fountain Park Center host a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday. Enjoy refreshments and a gift with purchase. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents acoustic guitarist Pat Trick in Market Plaza afrom 7-9 p.m. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Nov. 13 Pet Pictures Angel Animal Hospital in Bonita Springs has pet photos with Santa from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 donation requested, with proceeds going to the rescue groups that AAH works with, including Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida. Bring your pets dressed in their best Christmas attire. 25100 Bernwood Dr., Bonita Springs. 2218444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Holiday Bazaar St. Pauls Episcopal Church hosts its farmers market along with the Episcopal Church Womens Holiday Bazaar at 3901 Davis Blvd. 643-0197. Party in the Park The Island Parks & Recreation Foundation presents the second annual Party in the Park with family fun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. CMon The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts At the Beach from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Pug Party Mercato hosts the inaugural Pug Crawl from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pugs and their owners will take to the streets to enjoy food, live music and more in support of Humane Society Naples. Dancing Horses The Southwest Florida Dressage Association hosts a schooling show from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lee Civic Center. Spectators are welcome. www.swfda.org. Art Show The Naples Artcrafters Fine Arts & Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 352-3036. Monthly Milonga Tango the night away with Pablo and Alicia Repun from 8-11 p.m. at the dance studio at 1673 Pine Ridgge Road. $15 for lesson, dancing and refreshments. 738-4184 or www. PabloRepunTango.com. Sunday, Nov. 14 Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents Shots of Rum (France, 2009) from 1-4 p.m. at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $4 for RA members, $5 for others suggested donation. 434-4737. Outdoor Concert The Naples Concert Band performs a free concert COURTESY PHOTOAura Fine Art presents Youre Invited to Smileville, an exhibit of works by Neapolitan Popo Flanigan, opening with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, and hanging in the gallery through Dec. 1. Owned by Tim Parker and Barbara Groenteman, Aura Fine Art is at 837 Fifth Ave. S. Call 572-3386.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 593-5054. In Harmony Spirit of the Gulf, a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines, International, performs a benefit concert for New Horizons of Southwest Floridas Super Kids Club at 5 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church. $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12. 248-0647 or e-mail NewHorizonsofSWFL@msn.com. Foreign Flick Films on Fifth presents Everlasting Moments, a Swedish film from director Jan Troell, at 7 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. $12. 263-7990. Cinderella Sarasota Opera presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Monday, Nov. 15 Holiday Tunes Enjoy the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller at 8 p.m. at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Open Mic The FWA Writers Group hosts open mic night at The English Pub from 6:30-8 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.naplesenglishpub.com or fwa_ email@example.com History Lesson FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents American Historical Oddities, a look at extraordinary and unusual personalities and events that are part of our national fabric, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Bentley Village. $20 for RA member, $25 for nonmembers. 434-4737. Tuesday, Nov. 16 Discover Your Roots Genealogy for Beginners starts at 9:30 a.m. today and Nov. 23 and 30 at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 2637768 or 262-4130. Book Notes Laurie Lisle, author of the Louise Nevelson biography A Passionate Life, discusses the life and art of the famous sculptor at 10 a.m. in Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Rock & Blues The Moony Mann Band rocks the Ave Maria Town Center from 1-4 p.m. 304-1236 or www.avemaria. com. Singer Supreme Diana Ross take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Voice Recital FGCUs Bower School of Music presents a free voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. 590-7851. Wednesday, Nov. 17 One-Woman Show Janina Birtolo performs Conversations with History: Most Affectionate Daughter, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, at 3:30 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Art Chat Art critic and author Janet Koplos explores the Naples Museum of Art exhibition Three Visions in Glass in a lecture by the same name at 10 a.m. in Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Upsoming events Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. See art and demonstrations and enjoy a live concert. 495-8989. Flamenco Night Flamenco Passion with Clarita Filgueiras starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Tickets are $30 for Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs members/$35 nonmembers. 495-8989. Music Performance FGCUs Bower School of music presents a free Symphonic Band/Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Book Talk Elaine Newton discusses Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, as part of the Philharmonic Centers Lifelong Learning arts education program at 10 a.m. Nov. 18. 597-1900. Holiday Bazaar The Ladies of St. Agnes Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20 and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21 at 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Sing-Along Voices of Naples presents the eighth annual Messiah sing-along at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 4552582 or www.voicesofnaples.org. Send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.COURTESY PHOTOSweet Art Gallery welcomes singer/songwriter/artist Bobby Goldsboro from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Mr. Goldsboro will entertain while gallery visitors check out an exhibit of his newest oil paintings. Sweet Art Gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way. Call 597-2110 or visit www. thesweetartgallery.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos! Airport Rd Naples, FL (239) 596-8840 Gulf Coast Town Center Ft Myers, FL (239) 466-8642 Coastland Mall Naples, FL (239) 352-8642FLORIDAThe Perfect Game Plan...Bring a Gourmet Platter to your next football party!FREE DELIVERY(Minimum charges apply and delivery not available in all areas) Office A BedR16205 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 MURPHY BEDS/HOME OFFICES abedrofce.com 239-245-7335FREE 3-D Imaging!Library Murphy Beds Cabinet Storage Systems Custom Closets Media Centers(Across from Forest Country Club) Oer expires 11/30/10 GIVING The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs volunteers who can provide childcare and assistance in the resource library at the agencys Immokalee Outreach Office. Volunteers must be bi-lingual and able to work one of the following shifts: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the library, providing assistance with computers and audiovisual equipment); 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Tuesdays to help with childcare; or 10 a.m. Thursdays to help with childcare. Additional volunteer opportunities are available at Options and Another Option Thrift Shoppes, as well as at the Naples headquarters of the Shelter. For more information, call 775-3862, ext. 235. Shelter seeks volunteers for ImmokaleeBaby Basics of Collier County will deliver its 1 millionth diaper in a special celebration at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Waterside Shops. A former participant in the program who is now in the second grade will present the milestone diaper to twins whose family has been receiving diapers from Baby Basics for the past seven months. Since its inception in 2006, Baby Basics has provided free diapers to babies and toddlers of working lowincome families in Collier County and Bonita Springs. Families receiving diapers represent a median income of $1,200 a month. There are 1,500 babies in Collier County that would qualify for the Baby Basics program, says Jean Ann Lynch, president and founder of Baby Basics, adding the program currently supplies diapers for 259 Collier County babies. There is a waiting list of families who have already been screened and meet the organizations criteria for service. In the last year, Baby Basics purchased 490,000 diapers that were distributed in Collier County through agencies including the Neighborhood Health Clinic, Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, St. Matthews House, Redlands Christian Migrant Association and Grace Place, among others. The goal for the coming year is to increase this number by 50,000 diapers. We truly serve a narrow band of people who are working yet struggling to make ends meet, Ms. Lynch says. These are people that no one helps and do not receive any federal or state cash assistance. Sponsors of the 1 millionth diaper celebration include BNY Mellon, Gracies Cupcakes, The Waterside Shops and Yamron Jewelers. The Seacrest Singers from Seacrest Country Day School will provide entertainment. This is a wonderful milestone and certainly a reason for celebration, says Lynch. That said, we want to do so much more. For more information about how to help or how to apply for assistance from Baby Basics, call Ms. Lynch at 352-4310 or visit www.babybasicscollier.org. 1 million diapers and countingBaby Basics celebrates a milestone deliveryThe children at Youth Haven are enjoying nutritious, home-grown snacks thanks to the Fort Myers/Naples branch of the Brickman Group commercial landscape company, which recently planted a variety of matured orange, Key lime and grapefruit trees on Youth Havens campus. When I first visited Youth Haven, I could tell that it is a special place and I knew we could have a wonderful and healthy impact on the lives of so many children for years to come, says Steve Ades, account manager for Brickman Group. The company was founded in October 1939. Every year in October, each Brickman branch around the country undertakes a community project as a way to give back and share in the spirit of service to others. When we asked the children what first comes to their mind when referencing Florida, next to Mickey Mouse, it was oranges, so citrus trees were the perfect choice, says Ron McSwiney, Youth Haven CEO. Not only will the children get to enjoy the fresh fruit, but it will be an educational experience for them as well watching the trees blossom and bear fruit. Youth Haven children watching citrus grow
The Community Foundation of Collier County is proud to be celebrating our 25th year during this 20102011 season. As we celebrate, we also join the national effort to bring awareness to the work that community foundations do across the country during National Community Foundation week, Nov. 12-18. Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy in the United States and collectively represent nearly $50 billion in assets. Every state has at least one community foundation that is working to advance solutions to a wide range of social issues. Because of their success, community foundations are also growing globally and are now found in over 50 countries. Your local community foundation was founded in 1985 by a group of dedicated individuals who believed that this organization could help charitably minded people create legacies for the immediate and future needs of Collier County. The foundation was initially funded with a $300,000 permanent charitable endowment; in the subsequent 25 years, our assets have grown to more than $60 million. This growth has enabled the foundation to award millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits and local scholarship recipients. The underlying philosophy is that the foundation provides a philanthropic pool into which charitable funds are placed so that individual gifts can do more for more people. It not only provides a resource for local nonprofits, but also provides a link for individual fund holders to specific charitable organizations in the community in which they live. Found on our website, our Guide to Collier County Nonprofits provides a resource for individuals to learn more about area nonprofit organizations and the work they do. The guide provides individuals with information that can help them find organizations that meet their charitable desires. In recognition of our 25th anniversary, the Community Foundation of Collier County will host a variety of events this season: On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Womens Philanthropic Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County will host its Annual Report to the Community Luncheon. Guest speaker and author Gail Sheehy will discuss her new book, Passages in Caregiving. How fortuitous that the new focus of the WPN grant-making program caregivers coincides with the release of Ms. Sheehys book on the same topic. On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the foundation will host a 25th anniversary luncheon at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This celebration will recognize individuals and businesses that have played a significant role in the work and development of the foundation. On Tuesday, April 5, the Womens Philanthropic Network will honor the 2011 Woman of Initiative at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The Women of Initiative Award recognizes 10 women who through their voluntary charitable activities have helped improve the quality of life for all who live in Collier County. Through their inner confidence, personal commitment and leadership styles, they are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement. In addition to the above events, the foundation will host a number of donor briefings throughout the season. Colleen Murphy is president and CEP of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The foundation manages more than 450 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 C9 GIVING BY COLLEEN MURPHY _________________ Special to Florida WeeklyFoundation celebrates 25 years of philanthropy in Collier CountyCOURTESY PHOTOCommunity Foundation of Collier County Board members Front row: William E. Thomas, Dolly Bodick Roberts, Jeanne Bolds, Ann E. Berlam and Mary George Second row: Thomas McCann, Sharon von Arx, Lynne Groth, Ramiro Manalich and Duane Stranahan Jr. Third row: Jeffrey Erickson, Paul Dresselhaus, James Rideoutte and Thomas Gleason Back row: John Sorey III, Alan Horton, Dennis Brown and Christopher Bray Not pictured: J. Dudley Goodlette, Mana Holtz, Jeanette Lombardi, Barbara Mainster, John Morgan and Alan Reynolds PUZZLE ANSWERS 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 800-865-8111www.BettyMacleanTravel.com Info@BettyMacleanTravel.com BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. Our Travel Advisors have been recognized by Cond Nast Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel + Leisure. Expert advice for Sophisticated Travelers for over 30 years! Leaders in Luxury & Adventure TravelCall Us Today 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
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What if the villain won? In superhero movies we take it for granted that the villain will lose, thereby allowing the hero(es) a moment of triumph and society another day of peace. Megamind takes this formula and spins it by allowing the villain to win in the opening half-hour and then seeing what he would actually do with world domination. The answer is, not much. Megamind (Will Ferrell) has been the arch nemesis of Metro Man (Brad Pitt) for so long that he forgets hes supposed to be trying to win. Its a little game between the two: They fight, spout clichs at one another, Metro Man wins and sends Megamind to prison, Megamind escapes, recycle. When Megamind wins, he finds himself bored without anyone to fight, so he takes Metro Mans DNA and creates a new superhero out of a lowly cameraman (Jonah Hill). Its kind of like playing both sides of a chessboard.But director Tom McGrath tells a pretty creative and original story for an animated superhero pic that unnecessarily steals from comic book lore, specifically Superman. The love interest is reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), cut straight from Lois Lanes mold (theres even a flying scene), Metro Man shoots laser beams from his eyes, his only weakness is copper (rather than Krypton), etc. Even Megaminds backstory mimics Supermans, including a Brando-esque father figure and goofy sidekick named Minion (David Cross), who will remind many of Otis, Lex Luthors stooge. The story feels uniquely new and oddly recycled at the same time, so credit to Mr. Ferrell (who carries the movie) for keeping the laughs coming, even if he resorts to malapropisms (hes an evil genius, but cant pronounce hello) for some cheap laughs. Most importantly, however, we like Megamind even though hes the bad guy we pity him, understand his frustrations and bad luck in life and somehow want him to succeed without destroying all thats good in the world. Mr. Pitt nicely keeps his voice deep and heroic as Metro Man, Ms. Fey is typically smart as a whip with moxie to spare, and Mr. Hill is funny in anything he does (except Cyrus). Like most animated new releases, Megamind is opening in 3D where available, but like most 3D releases its not worth the increased ticket charge. The animation is fine but unspectacular throughout, and never quite pops the way it should to be worth the extra $4-5 for a ticket. A friend and his 11-year-old son joined me for Megamind, and the smile on the boys face afterward made me realize hes the perfect age to enjoy this film: The story is different and amusingly told, the action is fun, the characters are entertaining and kids that age arent jaded by noting every homage to other superheroes. Sometimes, less truly is more. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@ hudakonhollywood.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS MegamindIs it worth $15 (3D)? No Is it worth $10? Yes >> Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. were approached for the role of Megamind, but both turned it down due to scheduling con icts. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 C11 239.690.9844 14125 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Fort MyersSHOWROOM HOURS: Mon Sat. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Evenings & Sundays by appointmentFREE Fabric Protection FREE Design Service Low Price Guarantee Locally Owned & Operated! Larry Norriswww.NorrisHomeFurnishings.com Realize your dreams... quality furniture and design with the lowest prices... guaranteed!Come in to register to win a $500 Gift Certicate! 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C14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Valid thru 12/01/10 10 Neighborhood Locations In Lee & Collier Counties View Our Entire Menu Online @ www.ribcity.com Eddie and Me is an odd couple story about the special relationship between an 8-year-old black boy from Newarks inner city and a 60-yearold white educator who grew up in middle-class suburbs. Their 14-year relationship begins with a mentorship arrangement and becomes a powerful and meaningful friendship. Like all caring relationships, it has ups and downs, moments of joy and moments of frustration and despair. Because Saul Cooperman kept a journal of his meetings with Eddie, he had a rich source to draw upon for this book. Mr. Coopermans first task was building trust. In Eddies world, trust is not a well-known commodity and, of course, Mr. Cooperman is an outsider. However, over time, that trust is established and other pieces of the relationship grow from it. It is outside of Eddies understanding, until now, for a white person to have anything but hate for a black person. The deeply ingrained values and assumptions of Eddies world are so defeatist and narrow that adjusting them is truly an inch-by-inch pursuit over many years. The most significant case in point is the value of education. Eddie doesnt get it. His peers dont value it. Older kids and adults are scrambling along without finishing high school. Over and over again, Mr. Cooperman probes this mind-set. Eddie either has no expectations beyond menial employments or street life, or he has unrealistic goals like becoming a professional basketball player. In a world in which life is cheap and death is a very real and close-at-hand matter, anything that involves delayed gratification developing skills for significant, sustainable employment, for example is just not taken seriously. The mentor has to learn to see things through Eddies eyes in order to find strategies for even the most gradual adjustment in the boys outlook. When Mr. Cooperman and Eddie visit a place perhaps a MacDonalds where an apparently successful black man is at hand, Mr. Cooperman makes every effort to engage that person in a conversation with Eddie. These men are potential role models, and it is valuable for Eddie to meet them and to learn about the role of education in their lives. While this gambit can persuade Eddie for the moment, it doesnt go far enough. It doesnt touch him where he lives. Years go by with only minor adjustments in Eddies outlook and behavior. One thing that is strengthened, however, is Eddies sense of fairness. His mentor takes advantage of this innate part of Eddies make-up to bolster his sense of right and wrong and to steer Eddie away from the temptation to thievery the seemingly easy way to get by that is all around him. Since the time available for Mr. Cooperman to be in direct contact with Eddie is limited, he always must battle the influences to which Eddie is subjected all the rest of the time. For this and other reasons, there are many setbacks. Yet the friendship grows and deepens. Over time, and sometimes in unexpected ways, Eddie comes to accept the fact that there are opportunities for him to grasp. He learns to be a valuable employee. He learns to bounce back when subjected to unfair treatment. He learns to be, in his own way and on his own scale, a giver as well as a taker. He learns to take the chances, to risk the failures that can lead to genuine accomplishment. It is a grindingly slow process, both for Eddie and for Mr. Cooperman, but eventually there are more steps forward than backward. The profound and powerful emotional dimension of Eddie and Me emerges from what is generally an understated, reportorial style. The books practical wisdom is just as important. Eddie and Me provides food for the mind and joy for the spirit. The process the author describes is arduous; the ultimate outcome and the epiphanies along the way are a delight. Saul Cooperman is one of four authors who will participate in the Jewish Book Fairs Local Authors Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Crown Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers. For more information, call Naomi Rubin at 481-4449 or e-mail naomirubin@JFedLCC.org. For more information about Mr. Cooperman, visit www. eddieandme.org.FLORIDA WRITERS Mentoring memoir provides joy for the spirit BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Eddie and Me by Saul Cooperman. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 A&E C15 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 Friday & Saturday 4 pm-9 pm FREE Domestic Beer, Glass of House Wine or Soft DrinkJust $10239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples ITS BACK! Pirate Night6 Till LateLive Music & Company with Capn Danny Hermit Crab RacesDress As A Pirate & Get 25% Off Your Check. NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS Thursday November 25, 2010Traditional Roast Turkey Leg of Lamb Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Grilled SalmonServed with Soup or Salad, Cranberry Muf ns & All Appropriate SidesAll Desserts $3.00 Kids Under 12 Half Price Full Menu Available $14.95 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Become a Jacks Member Today! Growing up in Italy, my Nonna made the best Carpaccio 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. Here is the schedule for the 16th annual Jewish Book Fair produced by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties: >>Thursday, Nov. 18: Local writers 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bell T ower 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 T ower Shops, Fort Myers Karen Fisman, Latkaland Deborah Lakritz, Say Hello Lily >>Sunday, Nov. 21: Senior visits 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 email@example.com. >>Thursday, Dec. 9 7 p.m. at Northern T rust Bank 7960 Summerlin Roard, Fort Myers Joel Chasnoff, The 188th Crybaby Brigade >>Sunday, Dec. 12 3 p.m. at Miromar Outlets Next to the Godiva Chocolatier (park near Neiman Marcus Last Call) Daniel Levin, The Last Ember Lee Kravitz, Un nished Business >>Tuesday, Dec. 14 7 p.m. at Northern T rust Bank by the books 26790 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs Michael Hirsh, The Liberators >>Thursday, Dec. 16: Author luncheon 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bell T ower Shops, Fort Myers $20 ($16 for Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties members) RSVP required. Call 481-4449 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Dennis Danziger, A Short History of a Tall Jew Jan Goldstein, The Bride Will Keep Her Name >>Thursday, Dec. 16: Third annual Dessert with the Author 7 p.m. at T emple Shalom 23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte Jan Goldstein, The Bride Will Keep Her Name RSVP required. Call 481-4449 or e-mail email@example.com.>>All events are free except for the author luncheon. Authors books will be for sale at each event for 20 percent off the list price. Authors will be happy to autograph their books. For more information, contact Naomi Rubin at 481-4449 or firstname.lastname@example.org. > ex lu b a p A a 11 P B M $ i a m J Ja W > w 7 2 C
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY In 41 Minutes AIR FARE AS LOW AS $135 BOOK NOW AT 239-403-3020 Daily ights from Naples Municipal Airport Dancing Under The Star VG 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 www.VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina proudly brings e POWERHOUSE Members to Fifth Avenue! Every ursday at 9pm 7 0 0 F i f h A S N F L 3 4 1 0 2 N N l A S A Lunch Special $11.95 Mon-Sat 11:30-4pmHappy hour 4 -7pm daily g g g g Amateur Dance Contest Finals Wednesday, November 17th 8:00pmFreshest ala carte menu in NaplesSpecials Nightly this exotic garden reflects the tropics of Southeast Asia, the source of many of the worlds most important plants. It is divided into botanical zones including commercial crops (complete with a rice paddy), ornamentals, bamboos and water plants and also features outdoor rooms of cultural diversity. Each of the structures and all of their materials including those for the Javanese Ruin, Thai Pavilion and Balinese Shrine were handcrafted in Bali, shipped and then reassembled in Naples.Scott Florida GardenDesigned by Naples own Ellin Goetz, the Florida Garden displays the essence of the natural landscape and encourages us to renew our connection with the natural elements that draw us to this land of sunshine. Each of its garden rooms serves a unique purpose of education and interaction: The Buehler Family Foundation Enabling Garden offers gardening lessons for those of all abilities, including those with physical challenges. Container, tabletop, raised and vertical wall gardens offer inspiration and guidance. The Jeanie Meg and Christopher B. Smith Labyrinth provides a meditative walking path where visitors can experience a centuries-old method of inner reflection and spiritual relaxation. The Naples Garden Club Idea Garden has constantly changing demonstrations of the best plants and techniques for home gardens in Southwest Florida and includes a variety of flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs for everyday pleasures. The Solstice Landing overlooks the Gardens lakes and restored wetlands and is sited to allow visitors to enjoy seasonal celestial events such as the upcoming Winter Solstice (5-8 p.m. Dec. 16-23 and 26-30). The Water GardenSitting atop the Mary and Stephen Byron Smith Family River of Grass, the Water Garden showcases exotic aquatic plants from around the world such as water lilies, lotus, iris and papyrus. The boardwalk that crosses the Water Garden widens in the middle forming a small stage so that visitors may watch future performances from the Great Lawn and other parts of the Garden. This weekends grand opening visitors will receive Garden Passports that include spaces for stamps from each of the six cultivated gardens on the property. Once all six garden stamps are collected, the passport is validated with a complete Garden Logo stamp and returned to the visitor to fill out and enter into a drawing for a chance to win the following prizes: Two nights at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, including dinner for two at Baleen; A spa treatment for two at LaPlayas Spa Terre; Family membership to the Garden; and A $50 gift certificate to the Garden Store The grand opening of the new gardens is sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. For more information, visit www.naplesgarden.org. GARDENFrom page 1SHANNON PALMER / COURTESY PHOTOThe Balinese shrine in the Lea Asian Garden
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 A&E C17 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,I was at a local restaurant the other night and saw Escolar on the menu. Then a friend of mine told me that Escolar can make you sick. Whats the story with this fish? Liz, Bonita Springs A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com Dear Liz,Escolar is in the mackerel family and is sometimes referred to as White Tuna. It is a very popular fish, especially for grilling. But, it has a high oil content and contains a type of oil called waxy esters. Although the waxy esters are not harmful, they can have a laxative effect on some people. For people who are eating Escolar for the first time, the Seafood Professor recommends a small portion of 4 to 6 ounces. HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pmBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 Voted Southwest Floridas Best Steakhouse. 1/2 Price Complete Lounge Bar Menu 5-6:30 2 for 1 Wells & House Wines EVERYDAY403 Bayfront Place Downtown Naples Get your Stoneys Gift Card today!239-435-9353www.stoneyssteakhouse.com MONDAY & FRIDAY Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster 1 1/2 lbsIncludes salad & potatoWEDNESDAY Great Steak Night/12 oz. USDA Prime NY Str ip Includes salad & potatoIncludes salad & potatoTUESDAY & TH URSDAY The One & Only Great Prime Rib Night Includes salad & potato $2995 $2495 $2195Live Music Thursday thru SundayNaples BEST Entertainment Now taking reservations for Thanksgiving! Seatings at 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest HD BIG SCREEN in SW FLORIDA N N l l ON ON ON ON LY LY L LY Fun Fare Sports & SpiritsFOOTBALL MANIA!.40 Wings $5 Nachos $2 Domestic Drafts Kids Eat Free From 5p.m. on! TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY NIGHT... Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples. Parking garage in the back!489 Bayfront 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net F W here G 489 Ba y Happy Hour $2 Drafts and $4 Wells $3.50 Apps 3-7 pm DailyDaily Lunch Specials $6.99 GATOR MANIA!See the game on our big screen! Winners in the second annual Naples International Film Festival were announced during closing ceremonies at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Nov. 7. They are: Bedrooms Best Feature, award sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Warrior Champions, from Baghdad to Beijing Best Documentary, sponsored by Sponsored by 4What Interactive Zero Best Short, sponsored by Advanced Audio Design My Run The Neapolitan Award, sponsored by the Naples Daily News The River Why The Audience Award Bret Haley, director, The New Year The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Florida Weekly Drawing With Chalk The Indie Spirit Award Ten Stories Tall Directors Choice NIFF also presented legendary voiceover artist and longtime Naples resident Peter Thomas with The Voice of the Arts award in recognition of his contributions to the arts in Naples. We are proud to honor all of our award winner and especially, Peter Thomas enormous contributions to the arts, said Rowan Samuel, NIFF executive director. He is a genuine talent, and Naples is fortunate to have Peter championing the arts for all of us. The Voice of the Arts Award was sponsored by Comcast. The mission of the NIFF is to nurture and support a diverse, artistic and cultural experience in Collier County through the operation of a creative, fun and cutting-edge boutique film festival. The festival showcases some of the finest and most creative cinematic works in the world and at the same time supports, organizes and provides an outlet for filmmakers and film lovers in Southwest Florida. Film festival winners announcedLANE WILKINSON / COURTESY PHOTOS NIFF COO Tim Rowe announcing an awardPeter Thomas at the awards ceremony
C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 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.Scenes from the second annual Naples International Film Festival1. Stazzie of the band Powerhouse 2. Christine Carolo, Michelle Hancock and Brittany Schneider 3. Mayor Bill Barnett 4. Jill Wheeler, Rowan Samuel and Gerianne Puntervold 5. Kaer Van Ice, Todd Giglio, Brett Haley and Aaron Dunsay 6. Richard Penix, Vin DePasquale and Scott Greer 7. Jan Soderquist 8. Kristen Weardon and Esteban Valencia J. MARK STRONG AND LANE WILKINSON / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 8
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 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. 1. Jill Wheeler, Patrick Dearborne and "Coals to Newcastle" producer Mareca Hagenstad 2. Luna Cascetta 3. Chuck Ardezzone 4. Vincent D'Onofrio 5. Producer Amir Delara of "Bedrooms" 6. "My Run" director Tim VandesteegScenes from the second annual Naples International Film FestivalJ. MARK STRONG AND LANE WILKINSON / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 5 6
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 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. Young at Heart, the 2010 NCH Hospital Ball 1. Drs. Allen and Marla Weiss 2. Joe and Paulette Viviano 3. Sharon Treiser 4. Ellin Goetz, Kevin and Gail Dolan 5. Liz and Jeff Allbritten 6. John and Kathleen Karpovich 7. Mayor Bill Barnett, Jeanette Simmermon, Stacey Herring and Wilma Boyd 8. Melissa Michel and Dee Martell 9. Scott Lutgert and Paul ParshallSEBASTIEN GIRARD / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 78 9 56 23
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. The Party of all Parties at Rookery Bay1. Thevese Schmidt and Shelly Rasmussen 2. Louise Moore, Laura Lange and Davis Foutes 3. William, Cara and Jason Webster 4. Buffy Parks, Laura Lange, Ashley Burgos and Terry Gershon 5. Wendy Bright and Linda DetzelJENNA ROGAN / COURTESY PHOTOSNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Be Inspired. Be Captivated... with even more gardensJoin us to Celebrate The Garden on November 13, 2010 for... The Grand Public Opening of...The Karen & Robert Scott FLORIDA GARDEN including The Bue hler Family Foundation Enabling Garden, The Jeannie Meg & Christopher B. Smith Labyrinth, The Marcia & L. Bates Lea ASIAN GARDEN and THE WATER GARDEN Be there for the unveiling of three stunning new interactive gardens and enjoy live entertainment and a special Garden Passport giveaway! Garden open 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 a.m. Florida Garden / Asian Garden / The Water Garden Childrens Garden / Brazilian Garden / Caribbean Garden / Buttery House / Preserve & Trails Connect with us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER! 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 / 877.433.1874 / www.naplesgarden.org 1 4 5 3 2
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Theres no agonizing over what to eat on Thanksgiving, but selecting the wines to go with the traditional feast is a different matter. Pair complex wines with simple foods, and pair simple wines with complex foods that have many ingredients, says Derek Pagan, a salesman for Republic National and former Berns Steak House sommelier, citing the customary rule for matching food and wine. But Thanksgiving dinner is a mixture of simple and complex dishes, which makes following the rule challenging, he adds. Highly extracted reds made from the noble grapes (cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, merlot and blends thereof) will go to war with the fruit and acidity of the ubiquitous cranberry sauce, he says. Also, the rich and complex wines made from the chardonnay grape will flop with the pairing of gravies and heavy starches. That doesnt mean you absolutely cant serve any of these, but it will depend on the wines intensity and flavor components. I prefer white wines for Thanksgiving, says Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells, The Wine People in Naples. I find that the Rhone varietals like marsanne and roussane are always good choices. But I really prefer champagne, not just for celebrating or as an aperitif, but with the meal itself. Mr. Sandstrom gravitates toward artisanal growers champagnes, crafted by the estates that grow the grapes, because he believes these have greater depth of flavor. His choices are Champagne Corbon Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc 2000 ($52), or the lighter-bodied Paul Clouet Brut Slection NV ($36). These champagnes work well with roasted turkey or chicken, Mr. Sandstrom says, because they pair well with the underlying spices and the rich golden glaze on the skin. I would choose a champagne with age, vintage or or a good back-vintage blend. These will all have some nice weight to them, and they are mostly chardonnay, which ages better than pinot noir in champagne. The nutty, honeyed style will carry through the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Champagne with turkey is a popular choice this season. For me there are two choices, says Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. For a white wine, I like a good champagne with fragrances and flavors resembling fresh-baked bread, mushrooms, baking spices and a hint of citrus. The effervescence is terrific for clearing the palate. He recommends Chartogne-Taillet Brut, another growers champagne ($62.75). And for a red wine? I like the Angela Clawson Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir ($47), with flavors of dark red stone fruits, mushrooms, cardamom and a subtle rose petal characteristic, Mr. Pulice says. The bit of acidity is good for clearing the palate, and the flavors linger to a long satisfying finish. Not all sparkling wine is champagne, and many good sparklers are moderately priced. The Caposaldo Prosecco 2009 ($16) is light and refreshing, says Mr. Pagan. The citrus peel in the bouquet and palate will liven the taste buds as an apertif. The bubbles, fruit and acidity allow this wine to continue well into the main course. Sometimes one wine is not enough. I brine my turkey and plan to serve three wines in progression, says Betty Whitmore of Focus Wines Distributors. I like to try different things out during the holidays. We can indulge a little more then because we tend to stay home and dont have to worry about driving. A good combination Ms. Whitmore recommends would be the 2009 vintage Vina Robles White 4 ($12), which is mostly vermentino grapes blended with three other varieties; Arcadian Pinot Noir 2007 ($26) and Dr. Zenzens Sonnenhofberger Riesling Spatlese ($16) to finish the meal and accompany the pie. The Riesling goes well with the Thanksgiving meal, too. The sweetness is a good counterpoint to the saltiness of my brined turkey, she says. Another good choice in a white is a Spanish albarino. Don Oligario Albarino 2009 ($22) has a complex bouquet of apple, citrus and tropical fruit that complements the rich aromas of this meal, says Mr. Pagan. The palette is powerful and round yet very well balanced with enough acidity to carry through the flavors of the meal. Simpler structured red wines can also make the cut. Row Eleven Pinot Noir, Tres Vina, 2008 ($20) from California pairs well with complex food, says Mr. Pagan. It has forward fruit expression with living, integrated backbone, and the acidity works with the gravy and proteins. His choice: Domaine de Nizas Carignan, Vieilles Vignes, Languedoc, 2006 ($18). This wine from southern France has great expression of fruit to pair well with the non-marbled protein of turkey. The refreshing acidity is not aggressive and will not fight the cranberry sauce. jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com Its time to talk turkey about wines for Thanksgiving feast VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBetty Whitmore pours wine for Amber Mihalik of Naples.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE How is it that Im still met with blank looks by so many people when I mention IM Tapas? The distinguished Spanish small-plate restaurant has been serving exceptional food and intriguing wines a stones throw from U.S. 41 for more than two years. Its one of the places Emeril Lagasse chose to dine when he was here for last years Naples Winter Wine Festival. And its one of my favorite places to dine in a city that has no shortage of excellent food. The problem, if you want to call it that, might be that its on Fourth Avenue North, just far enough removed from the high visibility of the downtown dining scene to go unnoticed. That slightly out-of-the-way location has a plus side: You almost never have to circle the block searching for a parking spot. When we headed there for dinner recently, we parked just feet from the door and waltzed in for a superb dinner without reservations (although making them is a good idea, especially during the winter season). The smartly appointed dining room is long and angular, the walls painted a soothing golden yellow and adorned with enough art to keep the room from looking barren without stealing attention from the food. A few pieces are the creations of co-owner and executive chef, Isabel Pozo Polo the I in IM Tapas. On most nights, shes joined in the kitchen by partner Mary Shipman (the M), but we happened to visit on a night when Ms. Shipman was called away on a family matter. Although dishes came out a bit more slowly than normal, everything was still painstakingly prepared and plated. The biggest drawback to the kitchen help shortage was that Ms. Pozo Polo wasnt able to spend as much time in the dining room with guests as she normally does. She did pop out a few times, however, to greet new arrivals, hug regulars and give newcomers her customary warm welcome. From a list of well-chosen Spanish wines, we ordered a bottle of Paco & Lola albarino, which arrived perfectly chilled. It was refreshingly fruity but not sweet, with notes of green apple and orange, and was delicious on its own as well as with food.Its hard to know just how many dishes to order here, so I recommend starting with three or four to share then ordering more if you still have room. Dishes come out as they are ready, which makes it best to share so that no one at the table has to watch the rest of the group dine. One way to ensure that doesnt happen is to try one of the exceptional artisanal cheese plates (five cheeses for $30, eight for $40). We didnt have one this time, but it was a highlight of a previous trip and I watched enviously as a nearby party of six polished one off.Each of the dishes we ordered looked lovely, was appropriately cold or hot and consisted of impeccably fresh, vibrant ingredients. Ms. Polo Pozo has an innate sense of balance, crafting gorgeous, intensely flavored dishes. Heres a look at our culinary adventure: Beets Napoleon ($12): A vertically constructed salad composed of sliced roasted beets, Catalunyan Capri chevre, lardons (crisp, salty bits of pork fatback), toasted pine nuts and balsamic reduction. White anchovies ($8): If youve never had a fresh anchovy, you havent had anchovies. These were tender, delicate in flavor and bathed in garlic. A simple, delicious presentation. Chorizo in cider ($9): Sliced chorizo sausage and onions gently simmered in apple cider make for a satisfying dish thats salty and slightly sweet. Blackfin tuna tartare ($17): One of the nightly specials, it featured tender bits of tuna studded with crunchy pomegranate seeds in a lightly savory sauce paired with microgreens and pomegranate air, a light pink foam with pomegranate essence. Spinach wilted a la Catalana ($10): A mound of barely-steamed organic spinach came studded with shallots, dried cherries, pine nuts and a sprinkling of sea salt. Diver scallops on octopus slivers ($19): Two plump scallops, seasoned and sauted to perfection, sat on strips of tender octopus, all of which was drizzled with a heavenly citrus vinaigrette and blood orange infused olive oil. Pork tenderloin with Moroccan spices ($10): These pork chunks were liberally coated with zesty Moroccan spices, grilled so the spices formed a light crust and served with red and yellow pepper sauces. Piquillo peppers stuffed with cod ($15): This might not sound all that enticing, but it was an excellent, subtle dish. The tender peppers contained a creamy mixture of salted cod topped with a delicate tomato coulis. Crma Catalana ($8): This is a Spanish version of crme brulee, made with milk. It had the traditional burned sugar topping beneath which lay soft, smooth cream with a subtle lemon flavor.Our server was not just pleasant and accommodating; he knew the menu thoroughly and was able to discuss the wines as well. His competence and expertise enhanced an already excellent meal. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org IM Tapas remains secret treasure among Naples food devotees Thursday, Nov. 11 Friday, Nov. 19, all day, Whole Foods Market: Help brighten the holidays for 1,600 children and their families through a canned food drive to benefit Youth Haven; drop off your donations at or purchase a gift card for a turkey for Youth Haven at Customer Service; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Thursday, Nov. 11, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Belgium is famous for its beers, from pale ales to Flemish reds and lambics. Try out an assortment of the countrys best at this beer tasting; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reservations recommended. Friday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Artichoke & Company: Silverado wines pair with a four-course tasting menu that includes cantaloupe and grilled black Mission figs with 50-year-old balsamic vinegar, jumbo lump crab cakes, New Mexican spiced pork tenderloin and seven-layer chocolate cake; $48.50, The Village at Venetian Bay, 4370 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 263-6979. Reservations required. Friday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Eric Delano, the chef of Roys Naples, demonstrates butternut squash bisque, spiced apple fritter, braised beef short ribs with caramelized fall veggies and the restaurants signature chocolate souffl; $10, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Take a sneak peek at Thanksgiving as the stores prepared foods department showcases holiday menu items; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., Bleu Provence: Winemaker Denis Jamain hosts a tasting of his three wines from the Domaine de Reuilly and will dine with guests and answer questions; 1234 Eighth St. South; 261-8239. Sunday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., Roys: Executive Chef Eric Delano hosts a tapas-style seven-course dinner featuring the restaurants Hawaiian fusion cuisine, including Lakanilau roll, grilled Szechuan spiced pork ribs, macadamia-crusted mahi, Hawaiian Kai style braised short ribs and Roys melting hot chocolate souffl; $55, 475 Bayfront Place; 2611416. Reservations required. Weekly farmers markets, Saturday: 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: Vendors with fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and much more set up in the parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. food & wine CALENDAR n a nd souf26 1, IM Tapas, >> Hours: Open at 5:30 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: $6-$39 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs plus seats at the bar >> Specialties of the house: chilled white gazpacho, beets Napoleon, ostrich carpaccio, artisanal cheese board, black paella, salt cod croquettes, shrimp in garlic sauce, spicy octopus over a bed of potatoes, black sausage (morcilla) >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free parking along the street >> Website: www.imtapas.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 965 Fourth Ave. N., Naples; 403-8272SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know Large scallops sit atop tender strips of octopus, then are topped with an intensely flavored citrus vinaigrette and blood orange infused oil. IM Tapas takes a fresh approach to tuna tartare, adding pomegranate seeds, microgreens and pomegranate air (the pink foam).KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11SWFL26 Naples Museum of Art 27 The von Liebig Art Center 28 Classic Chamber Concerts & Naples Orchestra and Chorus 29 The Philharmonic Center for the Arts 30 Opera Naples 31 The Norris Center 32 The Naples Players 36 The Marco Players & TheatreZone 37 Gulfshore Playhouse 38 Barbara B. Mann 39 Florida Repertory Theatre 40 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra 41 Bonita Springs Concert Band & Naples Concert Band 42 Bach Ensemble & Hyacinth Series 43 Art Festivals NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25
NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART5833 PELICAN BAY BLVD.WWW.THEPHIL.ORG597-1900Louise Nevelson: Dawns ForestNov. 14-June 30 The View ProjectDec. 18-March 13 Works by Robert Rauschenberg (2)Jan. 12-March 20 Rembrandts EtchingsJan. 22-March 27 The Paintings and Drawings of Lynn DavisonJan. 22-March 27 Blossom II: The Art of Flowers (4)Feb. 1-April 10 Albert Paley SculptureFeb. 4-April 17 Don Gorvett: Woodcuts and DrawingsThrough Dec. 5 Stephen Knapp: Lightpaintings (1)Through Dec. 26 Steven Assael: Illusions of RealityThrough Jan. 9 Three Visions in Glass: Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira and Laura de Santillana Through Jan. 15 The Mouse House: Works from the Olga Hirshhorn CollectionThrough June 30 Leaders in American ModernismThrough June 30 Tuscany: Wandering the Back RoadsApril 9-June 30 Florida Contemporary 2011 (3)The third annual exhibition celebrating art being created in Florida todayApril 23-June 30 SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 >> Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org >> Location: The Naples Museum of Art is at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in the know 1 3 4 2 AMERICAS FAVORITE HOLIDAY SHOW2010 Madison Square Garden, L.P. All rights reserved. Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Rockettes are trademarks of Radio City Trademarks, LLC.NOW PLAYING THRU NOV. 28 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (239) 481-4849 www.bbmannpah.com FIFTH THIRD BANK IS THE OFFICIAL BANK OF THE 2010-2011 BROADWAY SERIESKids Save $7!*Call 481-4849 or online @ www.bbmannpah.com passcode: KIDSAvailable on select performances; additional restrictions may apply; not applicable on previously purchased tickets. Thur Nov. 11 8:00* Fri Nov. 12 5:00* 8:00 Sat Nov. 13 11:00* 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sun Nov. 14 1:00 4:00 7:00* Tues Nov. 16 8:00* Wed Nov. 17 2:00* 8:00* Thur Nov. 18 2:00* 8:00* Fri Nov. 19 2:00* 5:00 8:00 Sat Nov. 20 11:00* 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sun Nov. 21 1:00 4:00 7:00* Tues Nov. 23 8:00* Wed Nov. 24 2:00* 8:00* Fri Nov. 26 11:00* 2:00 5:00 8:00 Sat Nov. 27 11:00* 2:00 5:00 8:00Sun Nov. 28 1:00 4:00 38 Dazzling Performances! Highlighted performances indicate shows with the best available seating.
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SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11 Baroque & Romantic StringsDec. 6The Jasper String Quartet and the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra The Art of the QuintetJan. 17 and 24Ilya Itin, piano Special bonus concert for season subscribersJan. 18Ilya Itin, piano The Art of the TrioFeb. 1Ilya Itin, piano; J. Freivogel, violin; Rachel Henderson, cello The Three PianistsMarch 7The Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra with guests pianists from Londons Royal Conservatory of Music. Joseph Peliska, guitar March 14The Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra Dec. 11 and 12Golden Gate High School A program of holiday selections Feb, 19 and 20Golden Gate High School Guest soloist, Ming Gao And the Lee County Pipes and Drums Band March 18Edison State College-Collier Campus Part of the Eric Kunzel Community Concert Series April 2 and 3Golden Gate High School Easter WeekTheodore DuBois Seven Last Words of Christ Palm Sunday, April 17, Wesley Methodist Church, Marco Island April 19, St. William Catholic Church, Naples Good Friday, April 22, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples >>Tickets & Information: 434-8505 or www. ClassicChamberConcerts.org >> Location: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S. in the know >>Tickets & Information: Free; donations are welcome to bene t NOC scholarships for local students. www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org in the know CLASSIC CHAMBER CONCERTS NAPLES ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS 701 FIFTH AVE. S.WWW.CLASSICCHAMBERCONCERTS.ORG434-8505VARIOUS VENUESWWW.NAPLESORCHESTRAANDCHORUS.ORGC28 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY e anThe LOWEST JEWELRY & DIAMON D prices in the WORLD! Bracelets Rings Earrings Wedding Bands Watches And so much more!Engagement Rings Anniversary Rings Tennis Bracelets Pendants Stud Earrings MountingsDamond... Jf Gr J Gbtn H B R Gbr FULL SERVICEOn-Site Jewelry Repair Custom Designs by a Master Goldsmith Watch Batteries while you wait!Jewelry Repair Estate JewelryFREE LAYAWAYFOR CHRISTMAS! CASH ON THE SPOTFOR GOLD & DIAMONDS Rubies Sapphires Emeralds Tanzanite Pearls 14 kt. & 18 kt.COME MEET OUR TEAMWeve Never Sold Diamonds & Jewelry At Prices Like This! IMMOKALEE RD.AIRPORT RD. CERTIFIED JEWELERSGREENTREE PLAZASAMS CLUBGREEN TREE PLAZA2314 IMMOKALEE RD, NAPLESCORNER OF AIRPORT ROAD & IMMOKALEE ROAD239-513-0942www.certi edjewelersnaples.com
SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11 >> Information: (800) 597-2900 or www.thephil.org >> Location: 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard if you go An Evening with The Doobie BrothersNov. 11 Sarasota Opera La Cenerentola (Cindrella)Nov. 14 The Christmas Music of Mannheim SteamrollerNov. 15 The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury BandNov. 21 The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet with the Naples Philharmonic OrchestraNov. 27-28 A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010 Dave Koz & FriendsNov. 30 The Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-ARDec. 3-4 An Evening with Garrison KeillorDec. 15 to 5: The MusicalDec. 27-30 to 5: The MusicalJan. 1-2 Patti LuPone: The Gypsy in My SoulJan. 4 Rita RudnerJan. 5 All That Jazz Randy BreckerJan. 6 Toronto Symphony OrchestraJan. 9 Cirque Dreams Illumination: A New Dream AppearsJan. 11-16 Bill CosbyJan. 17 Mark Nadler: In a Nutshell #2Jan. 19-20 Marc Salem: Mind GamesJan. 21-22 Human NatureJan. 23. Steve ForbesJan. 24 The Bronx WanderersJan. 25 Miami City Ballet No. 1: Bakers DozenJan. 25-26 Julie Budd: ShowstoppersJan. 26-27 Michael BoltonJan. 27 Neil Bergs 102 Years of BroadwayJan. 28 Kenny LogginsJan. 29 The Ten TenorsJan. 30 I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now ChangeJan. 31 The Neville Brothers with Dr. John and the Lower 911Jan. 31 I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now ChangeFeb. 1-3 Andrea Marcovicci: Movies 2Feb. 4-5 Lovers and Other Strangers Renee Taylor and Joe BolognaFeb. 7 The Peking AcrobatsFeb. 8 An Evening with Shirley MacLaineFeb. 9 All That JazzWarren Chiasson Feb. 10 Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie FordFeb. 10 Lord of the DanceFeb. 11-13 Jane GoodallFeb. 14 Miami City Ballet No. 2: FanfareFeb. 15-16 Linda Purl & Gregory Harrison A Night to RememberFeb. 16-17 Michael Feinstein The Sinatra Project, Part 2Feb. 17 The Temptations & The Four TopsFeb. 18 Israel Philharmonic OrchestraFeb. 19 Moscow Festival BalletFeb. 20 Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!Feb. 23-24 Jane MonheitFeb. 25-26 Miami City Ballet No. 3: Promethean FireMarch 1-2 Frank Sinatra Jr.March 4 The Irish TenorsMarch 5 Tiempo LibreMarch 4-5 Dukes of DixielandMarch 6-7 Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress CasualMarch 7 President Bill ClintonMarch 8 All That Jazz Gene BertonciniMarch 10 Chris BottiMarch 14 m-pactMarch 14-15 Louise PitreMarch 16-17 Aztec Two-StepMarch 18-19 Steve March TormMarch 20 Sir James Galway with Lady Jeanne GalwayMarch 21 Natalie ColeMarch 22 The Second Citys Fair and UnbalancedMarch 23-24 Christine EbersoleMarch 25-26 Sarasota Opera La BohmeMarch 25 Tango Buenos Aires The Fire and Passion of TangoMarch 27 Mamma Mia!March 29-31 Mamma Mia!April 1-3 Felix Cavalieres Rascals and The Lovin SpoonfulApril 4 Forbidden Broadway: Dances with the StarsApril 6-9 The Golden BoysApril 10 An Evening with Melora Hardin, 6 & 8:30 p.m.April 15-16 An Evening with The Beach BoysApril 18 Yanni in ConcertApril 19 DiavoloApril 21 SpamalotApril 22-23 All that Jazz Bob KellerApril 28 Illusionist Jason BishopMay 13 Love Me Tender: The Ultimate Elvis BashMay 14THE PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS5833 PELICAN BAY BLVD.WWW.THEPHIL.ORG597-1900 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29
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A Jolly Christmas from Frank SinatraDec. 2-4Ray Livosi stars in this delightful and heart-warming show of Yuletide favorites. Have yourself a merry little Christmas NOW, baby! The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop ChorusDec. 10This 60-man a capella group presents an afternoon of holiday songs, joined by a number of quartets and a high school madrigal group. Cluster PluckinDec. 11A la the Grand Ol Opry, this showcase of local bluegrass and acoustic musicians was a sell-out in 2009. Bands include Andy Wahlberg, Frank Corso, Frontline Bluegrass, The Whole Tones and Monroe Station. Naples City ImprovDec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 25, March 25, April 1, May 6If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway? style comedy, then youll love this family-friendly evening of ad-libbing and impromptu audience participation. A Christmas CarolDec. 18Become a guest at the Dickens home as Charles Dickens and his sister, Fan, act out their own amateur theatrical version of Scrooges story. The two actors use only their imaginations and items from the drawing room to create 15 characters from the classic story. The Bluegrass Parlor BandDec. 18This toe-tapping blend of traditional bluegrass, swing and original acoustic music melds fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar with multi-layered vocals and elite musicianship. Special guests Mark Kreitzer and Jon Garon join the renowned Walker Brothers for an evening of power pickin. Bugles in the Afternoon: The Life and Times of George Armstrong and Libbie Bacon CusterJan. 13A look at the heroic exploits of Gen. George Custer during the Civil War, the politics of post-war Washington, D.C., the cultures that clashed on the western plains and the last stand battle that gave the Indians a final triumph in their struggle to stem the tide of white migration. Its also a love story that lives for half a century as Libbie creates and defends the Custer myth. Lou Reid and CarolinaJan. 15In addition to leading the band Carolina with his wife, Christy, Lou Reid is a member of The Seldom Scene and Longview bluegrass bands. Hes performed alongside Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill, among others. Carolina is celebrated for its instrumental prowess and tight harmonies. Its the Real Thing!Jan. 20The behind-the-scenes story of the song Id Like to Teach the World to Sing and the Coca-Cola commercial that brought it to the worlds attention. Roy BooklanderJan. 22Acoustic blues guitarist Roy Booklander is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, story teller and humorist. Andy Wahlberg opens the evening of music and humor. Love Letters, by A.R. GurneyJan. 31Carole Fenstermacher and Val Kuffel star in this play that has love, romance, laughter and tears. Its a tour de force for the incurable romantic in everyone. Ghosts of the DesertFeb. 16Janina Birtolo wrote and stars in this one-woman show about Gertrude Bell, the privileged British woman who fell in love with the Middle East and become one of the most respected diplomats in the area, the female Lawrence of Arabia. Beer, Barons and Business: A Coors Family Rocky Mountain MysteryFeb. 17The story of an amazing family and the business they created and almost destroyed. Sierra Hull and Highway 111Feb. 18One of the hottest new faces on the bluegrass scene, Sierra Hull sings and plays guitar and mandolin. Shes recorded with Allison Krauss, Ron Block, Ricky Skaggs and Adam Steffy. This will be her first time at The Norris Center with her entire band. Loves Been Good To MeFeb. 19Ray Livosi returns as the Chairman of the Board in his early years, a crooner with a sweet delivery and a demeanor that hadnt been toughened by hard knocks, a broken heart and a few too many saloons. Benedict Arnold: The Traitor Who Saved AmericaFeb. 24This one-man show is the story of heroes and charlatans, greed, politics and double-dealing and of an improbable romance that caused one man to be hanged and another to commit treason.THE NORRIS CENTER755 EIGHTH AVE. S.213-3049 >> Tickets & Information: 213-3049 in the know SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com
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SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33he 2010 season has begun, with even more shows and performances than last year. What to see, among all the many offerings at all the different venues? Much of it, of course, is personal taste (you might hate opera and love bluegrass, or vice versa), but heres my take on what appear to be the outstanding shows of the upcoming season. Will Stutts, whos made a career out of performing one-man shows, returns to Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers (Jan. 7-22), this time as Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect with the enormous vision and even bigger ego. Mr. Stutts played Edgar Allan Poe on that stage last season; this season, he reprises that role on the Schein Hall stage of BIG ARTS on Sanibel (Jan. 26). Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers has been having some great seasons lately, and every show is so good its difficult to pick out what will be the outstanding ones. But I suspect August: Osage County (March 11-27), which won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will be one audiences will talk about. Im also looking forward to the Reps production of Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps (Feb. 4-26), in which four actors perform all the characters. Ive seen it on Broadway, and its simultaneously an homage to Mr. Hitchcock as well as a send-up of his various movies. Its a tribute to theater, too, as the actors work with minimal props and transform into different characters in an instant. The tagline Ballroom. Reinvented is perfect for Burn the Floor, coming to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (March 15-20), is another must-see of the season. It stars 20 championship dancers who perform everything from the jitterbug and the tango to samba and mambo. Burn the Floor makes all those TV dance shows look like childs play. And South Pacific (Jan. 18-23), also at the Mann, has been much-touted. This new production won seven Tonys, including Best Musical Revival, and boasts the largest orchestra of any touring Broadway show 26 musicians. In terms of music at the Mann, you cant beat the smooth singing of Johnny Mathis (March 9), who still has a way with a song, and the husband-wife duo of Vince Gill and Amy Grant, wholl perform a holiday concert (Dec. 10). Theyre also performing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota Dec. 8 and Mr. Mathis will be there March 11. Other singers not to miss: the always expressive Patti LaBelle (Feb. 1) at the Van Wezel, Dionne Warwick (Jan. 23) also at the Van Wezel, and eight-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole (March 16 at the Van Wezel and March 22 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples.) If past performances are any predictor, Ms. Cole will sing smooth standards at the beginning of her show and gradually let her hair down as the evening progresses, until shes rocking out at the end. Savion Glover, whos brought tap dancing into the 21st century, performs SoLo iN TiME at the Van Wezel Feb. 22. Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti brings his lyrical, haunting sounds to the Phil on March 14 and to the Van Wezel on March 19. In what is surely a coup for the venue, President Bill Clinton will speak at the Phil on March 8. The Phils cabaret series in the Daniels Pavilion (various performers, various dates) are always well received. Its an opportunity to see cabaret singers in an intimate space. And now the Phil is starting an All That Jazz series in the same space, which seems to hold equal promise. Also: check out Marylyn Dintenfasss colorful, luscious paintings at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College-Fort Myers Jan. 14-Feb. 19, with an artists lecture on the opening night. And, dont miss the Black Maria Film Festival March 25-28. A collection of creative and experimental shorts showing at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, at Edison State College-Fort Myers and also at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, theres nothing quite like it. Every screening has a different line-up of films. So thats whats high on my list for the season. Theres so much more in every genre from bluegrass concerts and ballet, to staged readings and opera that youre sure to find more than a few things to top your own list. Peruse our guide and make your plan. Season is here. What the critic wont missFlorida Weeklys Nancy Stetson shares her top picksTA couple of months ago, I made my annual visit home and took in some Broadway shows. Theres always more to see than is possible in any one trip, and of course, new shows have opened since my visit, with the start of the new fall season. I would have loved to see some straight plays (The Pitmen Painters and Mrs. Warrens Profession were on my list), but instead I picked shows with an eye as to what might come here in future seasons. (A touring version of West Side Story is coming to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Feb. 8-13.) Heres my quartet of musicals: West Side StoryPhantom of the Opera had its falling chandelier, Miss Saigon its helicopter. West Side Story has a massive bridge, under which the Jets and the Sharks rumble. As impressive as that is, this classic musical has much more than the oversized underside of a bridge. It has one of the best-loved scores of all time, by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, which includes I Feel Pretty, Tonight, Maria, Somethings Coming, America, Somewhere and One Hand, One Heart. The songs echoed in my mind for weeks afterwards. And for the first time for me, the melodies sounded edgier and jazz-influenced. The dance numbers are exciting, and the leads (Matthew Hydzik and Farah Amengual as Tony and Maria) accurately depict the giddiness and joy of first love. This is a fresh production, directed by Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book. The language is rougher than what was acceptable in the 1950s, and some of the dialogue and lyrics are now in Spanish (which makes sense, as half the characters are Puerto Rican). Its a West Side Story for a new generation to discover.Million Dollar QuartetThis revue is based on an historic meeting that took place in the studio of Sun Records in Memphis on Dec. 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash came together and jammed. All four were Sun Records recording artists, but Elvis, just starting to get some fame, moved on, and Mr. Cash is about to do the same. Mr. Perkins is upset that Elvis recorded his song, Blue Suede Shoes, and Mr. Lewis is overly impressed with himself. A recording was made during this time, but the songs in the musical are different; each singer performs his own hits, with the others joining in. Elvis girlfriend Dyanne even gets in the act and sings two numbers, almost stealing the show away from the men with her sizzling covers of Fever and I Hear You Knocking. Mr. Lewis is cocky and full of himself, which creates lots of tension with the other, more-established musicians. Theres also a subplot with Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, plotting to ambush Mr. Cash to get him to renew his contract. He doesnt know Mr. Cash has already decided to sign with another label and is leaving him. A jitterbug down memory lane, this quick-moving musical doesnt have a false note in it. It also gives us an opportunity to see an earlier Elvis, one whos modest, polite and a little dazed by the attention just starting to come his way. Theres nothing deep about this musical, but its tons of fun, especially when the musicians really get to jamming at the end. Then theres definitely a whole lotta shakin goin on. MemphisIts easy to see why Memphis won the Tony Award for Best Musical earlier this year. It opens with Underground, an explosion of riotous singing and dancing that makes you glad to be alive. Set in the 1950s, its the story of Huey Calhoun, a white DJ who falls in love with Felicia, a black singer, and promises to put her voice on the radio. But its also the story of R&B and how white audiences, once they heard it, fell in love with it. Chad Kimball, who plays Huey, and Montego Glover, who plays Felicia, were both nominated for Tony Awards. When we first meet Huey, hes drunk and weaving, unsteady on his feet. But even when hes sober, hes still a little off-kilter. And Felicias singing is incredible. David Bryan (a founding member of Bon Jovi) and Joe DiPietro wrote the score and lyrics, and Mr. DiPietro wrote the book, receiving Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Despite that, sometimes the lyrics and the story itself seem a little obvious. But overall, this is an exuberant, exhilarating musical that starts at a high point and then just keeps jumping from peak to peak. A Little Night MusicA Little Night Music, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre, is one of the best Broadway shows Ive ever seen. Its the first Broadway revival of this 1973 musical, and its simply astounding. No wonder the runs been extended to Jan. 9. It stars Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, two of the best performers of Stephen Sondheims music. These women know how to interpret the lyrics, how to act them and not just sing the words. This production was a revelation to me. Id seen the show before but had not realized just how funny it was. The entire cast manages to wring every last bit of humor from the dialogue and the lyrics, which deal with love in its various stages and myriad forms. When, through her tears, Ms. Peters sings Send in the Clowns, a song ruined by many schlocky singers of the s, shes bittersweet, wry, sad and selfmocking. Its a commentary about love realized too late, about self-revelation. A tour de force, it brings down the house. Directed by Trevor Nunn, everything about this musical from the acting to the singing to the dancing to the casting is superlative. And Mr. Sondheims lyrics are, as always, clever and witty and beautifully complex. A quartet of Broadway musicalsBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.com BURN THE FLOOR
Come Blow Your Horn, by Neil SimonThrough Nov. 21This is the story of a young man who decides to move out of his parents home and in with his bachelor brother whos living the swinging s lifestyle. Seascape, by Edward AlbeeJan. 5-23A compelling examination of the significance and meaning of life that occurs when two couples, one human and one non-human, have a cross-species encounter on a deserted beach. Charlie and Nancy, the humans, hold the answers for life on the land for Sarah Leslie, the sea creatures. They discover they have much in common. A Pulitzer Prize-winner. The Lunchbox Series, TBAFeb. 5 Take Five, by Michael HennesseyFeb. 9-27A new comedy is about love, betrayal, divorce and a not-so-well-planned funeral. When Seamus Fensley dies, each of his five ex-wives arrives at the funeral with a special memory of her live with him. The Lunchbox Series, TBAMarch 5 Baggage, by Sam BobrickMarch 16-April 3Phyllis and Bradley are trying to return lost luggage to one another. After a disagreeable first encounter, they two decide to help themselves get over their respective heartaches and other relationships by forging a friendship that leads them to discover that, while they might be difficult for everyone else in the world to live with, theyre just right for each other. The Lunchbox SeriesApril 2Loi Oxborough, Your s Hit Parade The Fantasticksby Tom Jones and Harvey SchmidtDec. 2-12A sweet and timeless tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature and meaningful love, The Fantasticks is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, most notably, Try To Remember. No, No, Nanetteby Irving Caesar and Otto HarbachJan. 6-16The 1971 revival of this show, critically acclaimed as The Happiest Show in Town, started a nostalgia craze on Broadway. Its the story of Jimmy Smith and all the trouble he gets into and out of one summer weekend. Traditionalists will enjoy the 1920s-era singing and dancing to Tea for Two, I Want to be Happy and Too Many Rings Around Rosie. Blood Brothers by Willy RussellMarch 5-15Oone of the most powerful and haunting rags-to-riches musical tragedies of our time, Blood Brothers courageously tackles the urban blight of Margaret Thatchers Britain. The show ran for two years on Broadway, was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won the Theatre World Award. The London production still runs today and is considered one of the top 50 musicals of all time. Beehive: Thes Musical! by Larry GallagherMay 2-12The season finale takes six wailing women and adds one hot band, 43 wigs, 40 costumes, 25 cans of hairspray and more than 40 of the greatest hits from the 1960s. Its a high-voltage, fast-paced, lighthearted look back with songs made popular by The Chiffons, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, Petula Clark and more.THE MARCO PLAYERS THEATRE ZONE1089 N. COLLIER BLVD., MARCO TOWN CENTERWWW.THEMARCOPLAYERS.COM642-7270 13275 LIVINGSTON ROADWWW.THEATREZONEFLORIDA.COM(888) 966-3352 >> Tickets & Information: (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone orida.com >> Location: In G&L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road in the know >> Tickets & Information: 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com in the know SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 FortMyersReflectionsPkwy.@CypressLakeDr. 239-590-9994 NaplesImmokaleeRd.@Airport 239-593-9499 CapeCoralSantaBarbaranearVeteransPkwy. 239-458-8700 PortCharlotteUSHwy.41&776 941-235-3354Orderonline:jasonsdeli.com Allfreeofartificial transfat,MSGandhigh fructosecornsyrup! 3waysJasons RealFood on-the-goCALLandPickUpDeliDELIVERYtoyourHome OrderONLINEforPickUpORDelivery
SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11 >> Tickets & Information: $15-$38, (866) 811-4111, www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. >> Location: All performances are at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. in the know Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey HatcherThrough Nov. 21Based on Mr. Alboms award-winning book by the same name, the play follows Mr. Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former sociology professor at Brandeis University, who is battling Lou Gehrigs disease. Sixteen years after graduation, Mr. Albom happens to catch Mr. Schwartz appearance on a television news program and learns of his illness. The two reunite, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade SmithJan. 28-Feb. 13 (preview performance Thursday, Jan. 27)In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant; while in the room next door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But theres some confusion as to whos in which room, whos being videotaped, whos taken the money, whos hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Just try to keep up with the mayhem and mix-ups involving two cops, three crooks and eight doors. A View from the Bridge by Arthur MillerMarch 4-20 (preview Thursday, March 3)A fiercely compelling drama about love, belonging and betrayal, this American classic centers on Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and his orphaned 17-year-old niece Catherine, with whom he is obsessed. Beatrices two cousins enter the country illegally seeking a better life in America, and when Catherine falls in love with one of them, Eddies jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family and his world. This great play just finished a Tony Awardwinning run on Broadway. Blithe Spirit by Noel CowardApril 8-23 (preview Thursday, April 7)This stylish comedy is the story of a cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, who is re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. When a happy medium, one Madame Arcati, conjures up the specter of his former spouse, all the personalities, worldly and otherwise, clash with uproarious results.GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE755 EIGHTH AVE.WWW.GULFSHOREPLAYHOUSE.ORG.(866) 811-4111NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Make Us Part of YourThanksgiving Tradition$22.95 per person3-Course Traditional Thanksgiving Feast Seasonal Soup or Salad Roast Turkey, Stuffing and all the T rimmings Upside Down Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie www.McCormickandSchmicks.comTHE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299Thanksgiving Hours 11:30ampm
SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYBARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALLBROADWAY SERIES Radio City Christmas Spectacular Nov. 11-28Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes bring their eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in the breathtaking Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Every performance of the Spectacular is a glittering present full of fun and surprises for the whole family. Parents enjoy the flawless precision of the Rockettes in numbers such as the legendary Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Children thrill as Santa takes them on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life. And everyone marvels at the stunning reenactment of the very first Christmas in the Living Nativity. Both brilliantly grand and genuinely moving, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular creates family memories that last a lifetime. Young Frankenstein Dec. 28-Jan. 2This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (thats Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony winner Mel Brooks who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his record-breaking team from The Producers, five-time Tonywinning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony-winning writer, Thomas Meehan. South PacificJan. 18-23Beguiling Theatrical Magic! hails the New York Post for Rodgers & Hammersteins South Pacific. A stunning reinvention produced by Lincoln Center Theater, South Pacific swept the 2008 Tony Awards, winning seven honors, including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. The breathtaking new production features a cast of 34 and a full orchestra of 26 members the largest orchestra of any touring Broadway production. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved scores songs include Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine and There is Nothin Like a Dame. Based on James Micheners Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammersteins South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan and is directed by 2008 Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher. West Side StoryFeb. 8-13More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Now its back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadways finest and features such classics of the American musical theater as Somethings Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere. Burn the FloorMarch 15-20The international dance sensation Burn the Floor visits Fort Myers direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway. Youve seen ballroom dance on shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Now, with Burn the Floor, you will feel, live on stage, all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience, a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls Dazzling! From Harlems hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the cha-cha, rumba and salsa steamed up the stage, Burn the Floor takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese waltz, the exuberance of the jive, the intensity of the paso doble audiences will experience them all, as well as the tango, samba, mambo, quickstep and swing. StompApril 29-May 1Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television show. The eightmember troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments matchboxes, wooden poles, broom, and garbabge cans to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. VARIETY SERIES Bob & Tom Comedy All Stars TourDec. 4 Amy Grant and Vince Gill: The 12 Days of ChristmasDec. 10 Joe Bonamassa in ConcertDec. 11 A Christmas CarolDec. 21 Last Comic Standing live tourDec. 26 Chris MacDonald: Memories of Elvis in ConcertJan. 28 Merle HaggardFeb. 1 All Shook UpFeb. 2 The Capitol StepsFeb. 4 Daniel ODonnell with special guest Mary DuffFeb. 16 Neil SedakaFeb. 17 Bob NewhartFeb. 23 The Oak Ridge BoysMarch 3 Johnny MathisMarch 9 Rhythm of the DanceMarch 21 Doo Wop & Rock N Roll ConcertMarch 24 Englebert HumperdinckMarch 29 Girls Night The MusicalMarch 30-31 Dwight Icenhower: One Night With YouApril 7 >> Information: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com >> Location: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the campus of Edison State College in Fort Myers. in the know 8099 COLLEGE PARKWAY, FORT MYERSWWW.BBMANNPAH.COM481-4849 RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR SOUTH PACIFIC
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BuyticketsandgiftcertificatesatThePhil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBlvd.,NaplesHours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS ThePhilentertainment fitseveryoneonyourlist!CastoftheNationalTouringProductionof 9to5:TheMusical.PhotobyJoanMarcus2010 Marvelasdozensofartistsilluminate objects,balanceonwires,leapstructures andredefineflightinthisshowfilledwith sensationalchoreographyandbrilliant specialeffectsperformedtoastylish originalscoreofjazz,salsa,ballroom, popandtrendystreetbeats.January11-16Startingat$62 SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11NAPLES F LORIDA W EEK LY www.Flo rida W eekly.com W EEK O F N OVEM BER 11-17, 201 0 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE2268 BAY ST., FORT MYERSWWW.FLORIDAREP.ORG332-4488Florida Repertory Theatres Lucky Season 13 kicks off with laughing-room-only performances of the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off. The first of nine plays scheduled for Florida Reps 13th season. N oises Off by Michael Frayn Playing through Nov. 20 More than million people have wept with laughter at Noises Off, arguably the best farce ever written. This sidesplitting comic romp is actually two plays for the price of one and follows the hilarious exploits of a hapless theater troupe trying to mount a sex farce, Nothing On. Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton Nov. 30-Dec. 19. Discounted Previews: Nov. 30, Dec 1 and 2Set in fog-bound London in 1880, Gaslight is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that tells the story of the Manninghams of Angel Street. Under the guise of kindliness, the handsome Mr. Manningham is torturing his wife into insanity in hopes of ultimately disposing of her and getting away with murder. Sylvia by A.R. Gurney Jan. 4-23. Discounted Previews: Jan. 4, 5, and 6Greg and Kate, two recent empty nesters, have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of blissful suburban life. Gregs career is winding down, while Kates is taking off. But when Greg brings home a frisky, young blonde (a dog named Sylvia), she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. A lfred Hitchcocks T he 39 Steps Feb. 1-26 Discounted Previews: Feb 1, 2 and 3 Still running in New York, The 39 Steps took Broadway by storm in 2008 and became an instant sensation across the country. Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater. A ugust: Osage County by Tracy LettsMarch 8-27. Discounted Previews: March 8, 9 and 10August: Osage County is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that will make your dysfunctional family look like The Brady Bunch. This is a terrifyingly real play about a father who disappears, a mother caught in the grip of addiction, a marriage unraveling and a family approaching total meltdown. The New York Post called it enormously funny. Mature themes. M iracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick April 5-24. Discounted Previews; April 5, 6 and 7 According to family legend, there was a miracle on South Division Street when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in one mans barbershop. Ever since that day, the Nowak family grew up thinking they were special. Now, Clara Nowak and her children will have their faith shaken when a deathbed confession changes everything. T he Devils M usic by Angelo Parra May 3-22 Discounted Previews: May 3, 4 and 5Sexy and racy, blues singer Bessie Smith was the definition of a Red Hot Mamma and the most successful entertainer of her time. On the eve of her tragic and controversial death in 1937, Bessie takes center stage in a Memphis buffet flat, having walked out of the whites-only theater where she was to perform earlier that evening. Now, among friends, she tells the story of her amazing life, career, her loves and losses.I N T HE FLO R IDA R E P S TUDIO T HEATRE T he Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris Dec. 9-23 Crumpet the Elf is back for another season of mischief. This Christmas, Florida Rep audiences can again treat themselves to this thorny comedy by acclaimed satirist, David Sedaris. The Santaland Diaries exposes the underside of Santas workshop when David, a down and out-of-work cynical writer, desperately takes a job as a Macys elf during the holiday crunch. T he L ady with A ll the A nswers by David Rambo Feb. 10-26Dear Ann Landers For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice, regaling her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest columns. In an ironic twist of events, she suddenly finds herself with a deadline looming for a column on a new kind of heartbreak: her own. >> Tickets: Tickets are $44 and $39, and $25 and $20 for discounted reviews. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p.m., and selected Saturdays at 2 p.m. >> Information: www. oridarep.org or (239) 332-4488 >> Location: Florida Repertory Theatre and the Florida Rep Studio Theatre are located in the historic Arcade Theatre in the know
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 Staying up all night, for your pleasure...The French Bread Oven Team Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE BREAKFAST SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC40 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 >> Tickets &Information: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org >> Location: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in the know Classical No.1: Peoples Choice ConcertNov. 18-20 Jorge Mester, conductor Classical No. 2: Brahms PastoralDec. 2-4Jorge Mester, conductor The Music of Pink FloydDec. 7Randy Jackson, vocalist Seasonal TreasuresDec. 11First Presbyterian Church, Naples Sypert Salon Series No.3Dec. 12String Masterworks Holiday PopsDec. 16-19Stuart Chafetz, conductor The Philharmonic Chorale The Philharmonic Youth Chorale Three Phantoms in ConcertDec. 21Alfred Savia, conductor New Years Eve Gala with Paul AnkaDec. 31 Classical No. 3: A third of BeethovenJan. 6-8Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Hahn-Bin, violin Reaching Out Core No. 1Jan. 13First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs Reaching Out Core No. 2Jan. 14Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island Pops No. 1: Sci-Fi SpectacularJan. 18-23Jack Everly, conductor The Sci-Fi-ettes, chorus Sypert Salon Series No. 4Jan. 30Beethovens Serioso Quartet Classical No. 4: Shelley Plays RachmaninoffFeb. 2-5Howard Shelley, piano Sypert Salon Series No. 5Feb. 13The Magic of Mozart Reaching Out Chamber Bach n RockFeb. 17Temple Shalom, Naples Reaching Out Chamber Bach n RockFeb. 18Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers Pops No. 2: Broadways Leading MenFeb. 22-27Jack Everly, conductor Itzhak PerlmanMarch 3 Kiri Te KanawaMarch 6 Classical No. 5: Fleisher Plays RavelMarch 9-12Michael Stern, guest conductor Leon Fleisher, piano Pops No. 3: A Chorus of HitsMarch 15-20Jack Everly, conductor The Philharmonic Chorale Reaching Out Core No. 2 BonitaMarch 31 Reaching Out Core No. 2, BonitaApril 1 Choral MasterpiecesApril 3Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Naples Classical No. 6: Enigma VariationsApril 6-9Jorge Mester, conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello Pops No. 4: Viva Italia!April 12-17Michael Krajewski, conductor Mancini and MoonlightApril 26Jerry Steichen, conductor Alpine Pops!April 29Sonnenschein Express Classical No. 7: Romeo and JulietMay 6-7Jorge Mester, conductor Robert Thies, piano Major/Minor No. 2May 8 Chamber No. 3May 17NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA5833 PELICAN BAY BLVD.WWW.THEPHIL.ORG597-1900 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
6 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida 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 SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 A&E C41 Nov. 14Joining the band in a program celebrating patriotism: Peter Thomas, Within These Hallowed Halls Doug Wilson, We the People The vocal group Renaissance, Armed Forces: The Pride of America! Dec. 5A holiday program featuring: Vocalists Craig Greusel and Jenny Bintliff My Kind of Christmas, Helen Pastucha A special quartet with Leroy Andersons A Christmas Festival and Warren Barkers A Christmas Celebration Jan. 16Highlights include: Overture from The Barber of Seville Operatic selections featuring Duncan and Janine Connell A Glenn Miller-style saxophone quintet Feb. 13A bit of everything: jazz, folk, classical Latin, Broadway tunes and marches March 5 and 6Two performances featuring 10-yearold trumpet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante: 7 p.m. March 5 at Golden Gate High School; >> Tickets & Information: Free. Except for March 5, all concerts begin at 2 p.m. 263-9521 or www.naplesconcertband.org >> Location: In the band shell at Cambier Park. in the know NAPLES CONCERT BAND BONITA SPRINGS CONCERT BANDWWW.NAPLESCONCERTBAND.ORG 263-952127300 OLD 41 ROAD, BONITA SPRINGSWWW.BONITASPRINGSCONCERTBAND.COM Dec. 12 Jan. 23 Feb. 20 March 13 April 10 >> Tickets & Information: Free. All concerts begin at 2 p.m. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com >> Location: Riverside Park in the know Lunch Menu Under $97 Days A Week 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 ExperienceFresh Food Prepared Daily Authentic Mexican Food Large Variety of Tequilas Best Mexican Restaurant in Town LUNCH SPECIALBUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICEBonita Location Only Leaving from Ave Marias Town Center(Ave Marias Information Center)239.304.1236Please call to make a free reservation.www.AveMaria.comTrolley tour schedule subject to change without notice. Limited seating available. Call for details. Every Tuesday November 9 thru March 22 Operating 11am 2 pm
SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11 The Troubadours Holiday ShowDec. 17Edison State College-Collier Campus The Bach FestivalJan. 23First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs Psalms, Songs and SpiritualsFeb. 24Grace Lutheran Church, Naples Fantasia III fundraiserMarch 5Naples Italian American Club The MessiahApril 10A baroque performance of the complete oratorio Grace Lutheran Church, Naples The MessiahApril 17A baroque performance of the complete oratorio St. Marks Episcopal Church, Marco Island Classical organist Diane BishJan. 9 Puccinis Gloria MassJan. 23The Moorings Chancel Choir with Orchestra The St. Olaf College BandJan. 30 The All Stars Youth Banjo BandFeb. 19 The Alma College ChoirFeb. 28 The American BoychoirMarch 20 >> Tickets & Information: www.thebachensemble.org. in the know >> Tickets & Information: 261-1487 of www.moorings-presby.org >> Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in the know THE BACH ENSEMBLE HYACINTH SERIESWWW.THEBACHENSEMBLE.ORG WWW.MOORINGS-PRESBY.ORG C42 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 so n, S S S S op op p ra ra ra n no Sy lv v i i i i ia ia M M M M M M cN ai r S S op ra ra n n no Ri i h h h h h ch ch ar d d d Le ec h T T en or or Ch ri st st t t t t t op o 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 w w w a a ay ay ay Ba r a n d Op er 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 s s s t t t tr tr tr tr tr o o o W W W W W Wi Wi ll iam N N N N N N N N No No No No l l l ll New York 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.org
SWFL ARTS SEASON GUIDE 2010-11NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-17, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43ART FESTIVALS Art in the ParkThe 54th season Park Street, NaplesNov. 6 Dec. 4 Jan. 1 Feb. 5 March 5 April 2www.naplesart.org Second annual Coconut Point Fall Art FairHoward Alan Events & American Craft EndeavorsNov. 20-21www.artfestival.com Naples Bay Art WalksJan. 15-16 Feb. 19-20 March 19-20 April 17-18 May 21-22594-2978 Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival(formerly the Renaissance Fall Art Festival) Naples Art AssociationNov. 27-28www.naplesart.org 15th annual Downtown Naples New Years Weekend Art FestivalNaples Art AssociationJan. 1-2www.naplesart.org Bonita Springs National Art FestivalThe Promenade at Bonita BayJan. 15-16www.artinbonita.com/bonita The Naples Masters Winter Art FestivalCollection at Vanderbilt Boulderbrook ProductionsJan. 22-23www.boulderbrook.net Ole Art Festival NaplesAnd Ole Jazz Fest Naples Lely ResortFeb. 12-13www.boulderbrook.net Fifth annual Coconut Point Art FestivalHoward Alan Events & American Craft EndeavorsFeb. 12-13www.artfestival.com 32nd annual Naples National Art FestivalNaples Art Association Cambier Park and Eighth StreetFeb. 26-27 www.naplesart.org Second annual Mercato Fine Arts FestivalNaples Art Association March 5-6www.naplesart.org The Naples Masters Art FestivalThe Collection at VanderbiltMarch 6-7www.boulderbrook.net Bonita Springs National Art FestivalThe Promenade at Bonita BayMarch 12-13www.artinusa.com/bonita 23rd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts Naples Art AssociationMarch 26-27www.naplesart.org The Marco Island Masters Festival of the ArtsElkam Circle across from the Esplanade Boulderbrook ProductionsApril 9-10www.boulderbrook.net
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Naples Total Sales Increase at Least 47 PercentReport Shows 9 Percent Increase in Median Closed Price www.LevitanMcQuaid.com NOV 11-NOV 17, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of LevitanMcQuaid Real Estate Services.www.LevitanMcQuaid.com HOT BAR TwinEagles is HOT!Naples ONLY Lifestyle Inclusive Community with 36 HOLES of Golf!(Development Under NEW Ownership)Janet Carter 821-8067 Pam Maher 877-9521NAPLES, Fla.-June 18, 2010All geographic areas in Naples experienced a signi cant increase in both pending and closed sales in May according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). For the 12 months ending May 2010, overall pending sales in all geographic areas increased 47 percent from the 12 months ending May 2009. e increase ranged from 33 percent in East Naples to 56 percent in South Naples. Sales are increasing in not only all geographic locations but in all price ranges as well. is is a good sign, said Tom Bringardner, President of Premier Properties. e median closed price has continued to level out since September 2009, stated Michele Harrison, REALTOR with John R. Wood REALTORS. e median closed price increased 9 percent to $190,000 in May 2010 up from $174,000 in May 2009. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales increased 9 percent to 887 contracts in May 2010 compared to 812 contracts in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010, closed sales increased 48 percent with 8,152 sales compared to 5,495 sales for the 12 months ending May 2009. Single-family pending sales saw a 10 percent increase with 477 contracts in May 2010 compared to 433 contracts in May 2009. Condo sales saw a 25 percent increase with 398 sales in May 2010 compared to 318 sales in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010 pending condo sales in the under $300,000 category saw a 69 percent increase with 3,573 contracts compared to 2,117 contracts for the 12 months ending May 2009. e available inventory decreased 10 percent to 9,006 in May 2010 compared to 10,046 in the same month last year. To view the report, go to www.Naplesarea.com e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 4,000 plus membercustomers. NABOR is a member of Florida REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest trade association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local boards of REALTORS nationwide. NABOR is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. PELICAN BAYBREAKWATERSunday Nov. 14th 1-4 PM805 Bentwater Cir. #102 $519,000 Open Houses Hosted by Sandy Sims (239) 595-2969QUAIL WESTSunday Nov. 14th 1-4 PMAsk for Map at Gate Open Houses Hosted by Steve Levitan (239) 269-4700QUAIL CREEK ESTATESSunday Nov. 14th 1-4 PMAsk for Map at Gate Open Houses Hosted by Tiffany McQuaid (239) 287-6308 HUNT FOR HOUSES! NEWS YOU CAN USE:FINANCIAL CYBERSUPPORT Bankrate.com is site o ers up-to-date rates for just about everything from mortages and auto loans to CDs! It o ers amazing calculators that will assist you in nding out how long it will take to pay o credit card debt and more...MyFico.com is is a credit reporting service that you can utilize to obtain your FICO score for a small fee. is score is vital in knowing where you stand when making a major purchase and is ultimately how you are judged by a potential lender. Your FICO score can make a big difference in the rates that you are o ered and whether or not a loan is obtainable and to what degree and terms. Call us TODAY! Cal l u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s TODAY!
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