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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS OF THE WEEK A29 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C29-33 CUISINE C35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 7 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 18, 2010 Great designsAIA Florida Southwest presents its 2010 Design Awards for architecture. B11 Salute to vetsScenes from Cambier Park on Veterans Day. A21 Hats on!Celebrations at the Naples Botanical Garden, and more fun events around town. C29-33 Into the woodsLouise Nevelsons Dawns Forest opens at the Naples Museum of Art. C1 SAVORING THE AFTERTASTE OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS Going, going ... itsBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ OV. 2, 2010. ELECTION NIGHT. THE returns were in, and it was official: Pam Bondi had been elected Floridas first female attorney general. The 44-year-old Ms. Bondi, a former prosecutor from Tampa and one of those ubiquitous blonde analysts that populate Fox News, had campaigned energetically on the promise to protect Florida from murderers, rapists, con artists and Barack Obama (but not necessarily in that order). She had been endorsed by the sainted Sarah Palin and all but canonized in her own right by Floridas various Tea Party factions. On the stump, she talked tough and looked great, and this along with that big R next to her name on the ballot was more than enough to catapult her from Political Unknown to Rising Star in the blink of an eye. As Ms. Bondi stood amid the chaos at her victory party that evening, she remarked to no one in particular, This is so surreal. Ms. Bondis astute observation is a fitting appellation not only for her race, but for the One of the Midwests largest fine-art auction houses, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, opened its first Florida office in Naples last year. The move came after the company had increasingly shipped items acquired in South Florida especially jewelry to Chicago, where most of its auctions are held. Weve done a lot of business in Florida and thought it was high time to open something here, Leslie Hindman says. I looked at Palm Beach for a moment but thought Naples was better. Obviously, theres a lot of wealth in Naples, and its a great town. The companys inaugural Naples Fall Auction begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 21, at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1300 Third St. S., upstairs from Tonys Off Third. Ms. Hindman, who started the company in 1982, sold it to Sothebys in 1997 and reopened in 2003, will be the auctioneer. The sale will introduce bidders to a broad swath of what the auction house offers, including fine silver, furniture, rugs and paintings. Later this year and into next year, additional auctions in Naples will focus on specific collections such as jewelry, modern BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE TEA TIME, A8 SEE AUCTION, A14 SCOTT RUBIO WEST BONDINERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY y ugh NEWS ANALYSISAuction house anticipates busy Naples seasonCOURTESY PHOTOThis Sevres-style ormolu mounted gueridon is expected to fetch $6,000-$8,000 tea H a t s o n C elebrations at the Na p B otanical G arden and m events around town C2 E RI C RADDATZ / time

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 Self. Control.(239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) 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. Let me get to the point. My wife is many things to many people, but theyre not present, and I am. So I get to clarify. To me, shes a joy to take anywhere, from planes to parties to places I cant mention here and from poems to politics, from the kitchen to the county line, or from urban sprawl to the suburban mall (she was in one of those, once, I think, maybe, sometime in the early 1990s. Or was it the early s?). In some locations, I admit, she becomes faintly strained. Place her in any indoor shopping setting, for example, and eventually shell pale and blanch. She begins to walk unsteadily. She glances anxiously from side to side, as if searching for the nearest port or starboard rail over which to heave-ho. Oh, but give her creatures men, boys, horses, donkeys, geese, ducks, chickens, guineas, rabbits, dogs, cats or give her the woods. In the woods (my second-favorite place to take her), shes wanton. I say this at the risk of embarrassing her, but its true. Shell taste and touch almost any non-toxic flora that defeats other forms of understanding. Or shell scratch it open, inhaling the molecules like a sophisticated wine aficionado in search of a subtle nose. Its pure joyful indulgence for my wife to taste the wild world and even swallow it raw (which is, after all, literally what happens when you smell anything, unhappy as that thought sometimes makes me). But its also a sensory technique designed to harvest all the knowledge her acute senses will flesh out, which she then assembles in some vast and permanent reservoir of highly organized data, none of which ever seems to be lost. Consequently, the boys and I all adore her, but none of us, with the possible exception of our youngest, Nash, can even come close to matching her. At her direction, I more or less bludgeon my way cheerfully through the woods, as old-timers call them through strands, swamps, sloughs, saw palmettos, seagrass, sawgrass or the muddy strata of creeks and softened river bottoms woven hereabouts into our splendid tapestry of south Florida interior. All places she adores. We have different styles, my wife and I. If I see something big with bark on it, I always look for a further clue: Does it have leaves on top, I ask myself? If the answer is yes, I shout helpfully, Look at that big tree! In fact, I did just that the other day as we ambled through the dry-needle fragrance of a newly waterless cypress swamp, tucking into itself for the long, dry hibernation of winter. She stopped suddenly, like a cat with cream. Were in the red maples, she purred, pointing out about 15 of the leafy things, all looming directly over me. I had managed, through great effort and care while bouncing inadvertently off their trunks, to remain completely oblivious of each and every one. See the red leaves? she said patiently. Sure enough, Nash and I spotted a cantaloupe-sized orb of fiery color about 20 feet up, distinguishable at closer glance as a cluster of five-pointed maple leaves, sawtoothed and as red as anything in autumns Great Smokeys, or the storied mountains of Vermont or New Hampshire. Thats the least of it. In the woods, myself, I can never entirely escape the nowadays gauche itch to get my hands on a good rifle. Without one, I feel undressed and ill-prepared for the party. Any party. My wife, on the other hand, would never think of such a thing. She waltzes through woods almost effortlessly, freehanded and fearless, her delighted caution defined by parameters that never heard of mere cuts, scratches, twists, falls, mud wallows, sun, rain, thirst, exhaustion, reptiles, amphibians, lions, tigers or bears, oh my. Some of you may know her by word or voice, so you will already have some sense of this, since she talks or writes about it sometimes. But to clarify even further, they describe my wife this way at her day-labor camp, The News-Press in Fort Myers: Amy Bennett Williams, a staff writer and Tropicalia editor at The News-Press, contributes essays to WGCU (90.1 FM or 91.7 Marco), many of which originally appear in print in The News-Press. She is not a WGCU staffer and appears on the air as a volunteer. A volunteer, see? So when she volunteered last week to contribute a bit of humor to Florida Weeklys second annual Jokes issue, I failed to clarify her radio voluntarism as, ah, clearly as I should have when I described her. And her editors at The News-Pressasked that I offer a clarification. There you go. But more importantly, what was her joke? There were several of course she believes in bounty but this one shes repeated before, probably thinking (always tolerantly) of me: Q: Whats brown and sticky? A: A stick. COMMENTARY Clarification: my wife rogerWILLIAMS ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYAmy and Nash with Smokedog


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 To the Editor:Publix Super Markets Inc. congratulates the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for reaching a resolution. While we anticipate that the terms and conditions of this agreement will be confidential and this is perplexing to us we would assume that the resolution addresses farmworker pay in Florida. We would view the agreement to increase the workers pay by an additional penny per pound, in addition to the federal minimum wage the workers currently earn on their harvests, as a confirmation of the industrys commitment to act ethically, responsibly and in the best interests of its employees.We applaud both parties for successfully reaching this agreement. We suggest that whatever the impact of their negotiations, they put the cost of the tomatoes in the price they charge the industry for the goods. We are confident that customers will make their own purchasing decisions. For more than 80 years, Publix has been a great place to shop, work and do business. We owe our success to our local community: our customers, the growers and the farmers who together make up the economy in which we live and thrive. Although the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is not part of our direct workforce, its members are our neighbors and citizens of our shared community. Therefore, Publix has always strongly encouraged our suppliers to work closely with their workforces and their workforces representatives on issues such as this. Publix is pleased to see that those we do business with share in our aspiration to provide an enviable workplace for their employees. Publix is dedicated to the dignity, values and employment security of our employees. The positive resolution of this issue demonstrates that the growers are committed to creating the same kind of workplace for their employees, and we celebrate that decision. Shannon PattenMedia and community relations managerPublix Super MarketsPublix applauds agreement between tomato growers and farm workersGUEST OPINION OPINION MOMENTS IN TIME On Nov. 18, 1883, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. However, it was not until 1918 that Congress officially adopted the railroad time zones and put them under the supervision of the Interstate Commerce Commission. On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most famous speeches in American history at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa. Using just 272 words, Mr. Lincoln brilliantly and movingly articulated the meaning of the conflict for a war-weary public. His address lasted just two minutes. On Nov. 20, 1955, Bo Diddley introduces himself and his namesake beat to the world with his television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Mr. Sullivan is so furious with Mr. Diddley for not opening with Tennessee Ernie Fords Sixteen Tons that Mr. Sullivan bans him from future appearances on his show. On Nov. 21, 1927, Time magazine puts the Holland Tunnel on its cover. The tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River between New York City and Jersey City, N.J., had opened to traffic the week before, at the stroke of midnight on Nov. 13. The toll was 50 cents per car in both directions. On Nov. 22, 1783, John Hanson, the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, dies in his home state of Maryland. Mr. Hanson is sometimes called the first president of the United States, but this is a misnomer, since the presidency did not exist until 1789. PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Susan Powell Brown Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merritt Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald David MichaelCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Carmell kcarmell@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. There may be no more deadly force in politics than hubris. It sneaks up on politicians at their weakest moments the height of their success and destroys them, sometimes slowly, sometimes spectacularly. President Barack Obama is suffering from a case of hubris so far-reaching and debilitating, it will fascinate political epidemiologists for decades. His intellectual boosters egged him on. They greeted his election as the advent of, as Peter Beinart put it in Time magazine, The New Liberal Order. Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times rushed to print a book called The Death of Conservatism.It was all settled, then except of course it wasnt. Public opinion is the lord of the universe, Thomas Jefferson said. The Obama Democrats governed in blatant defiance of it, and didnt care to notice the trends that should have been a flashing red light on their ambitions.Just as Obama was taking office, public opinion was shifting to the right. In July of 2009, Gallup found that by a 2-1 margin people said theyd become more conservative in recent years. Gallup noted that the results are conspicuously incongruous with the results of the 2008 elections. It is this disparity that created the conditions for the tea-party movement, and eventually Obamas shellacking.The party of no was rewarded in the election of no. The voters went to the polls in the spirit of the Woody Allen remark, I wish I had some kind of affirmative message to leave you with. Would you take two negative messages? In 2010, they were no and stop.Those words must be spoken in a frequency too high for Democrats to hear. In his post-defeat press conference, Obama said people are frustrated by the pace of the economic recovery. True enough. But Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics notes that the unemployment rate in many electoral models would have only accounted for a Democratic loss of 20-30 seats. In 1982, when the unemployment rate was higher than today, Ronald Reagan lost 26 House seats.According to exit polls, only 23 percent of voters blamed Obama for the state of the economy. But 74 percent are angry or dissatisfied with the federal government. Fifty-two percent think Obamas policies will hurt the country, and 56 percent want the federal government to do less. Whereas Obama thought he had a license to rush to transform America after 2008, he really had a tentative endorsement from a refractory public, much of which is inherently skeptical of his goals. He was like an ice fisherman tromping around on what he thought was a lake frozen 6 inches thick when it was barely frozen at all. Adjusting to the discomfiting reality of a center-right electorate is his challenge now. It will require the humility first, to realize how fundamentally he misread the American people, and then, to adopt a more cautious and defensive style of politics. If you are given to congratulating yourself on your worldhistorical importance and contrasting yourself with Bill Clinton, the last Democratic president who shrewdly survived a midterm drubbing none of this will come easily. But its the only cure for the shellacking that hubris wrought. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The shellacking that hubris richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly


On weekdays, Terry Garland gets up about 6 a.m. and goes to work as a boat mechanic. He and his wife, Sonja, run Garland Marine Services. But on the weekends, they ride motorcycles. Sometimes they travel along Everglades Boulevard, where Mr. Garland spotted a Florida panther three years ago in October. He hit the middle of the road, one bounce and he was gone, Mr. Garland says. I keep going back on a regular basis to try and see another panther. The graceful cats have eluded him since then. Thats not a surprise considering there are estimated to be just over 100 of them left in the wild in Southwest Florida. Mr. Garland is afraid he might not get to see one again. I dont want to see these cats disappear, he says. On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Garlands, along with the Bad to the Bone Brotherhood of Bikers, will ride to raise money and awareness for The Friends of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The Panther Prowl Poker Run invites motorcyclists to sign up ($20 per biker and $10 per passenger) and ride through Collier County panther territory, making designated stops along the way to play poker. Whoever has the best hand at the end of the day wins a two-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The 108-mile route starts at HarleyDavidson of Naples, where registration begins at 9 a.m. (theres an all-day Bike Fest at the dealership, too). The Panther Prowl then heads southeast to Jasons Tiki Bar & Grill, then east and north to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Seminole Casino in Immokalee, and then southwest to Zookies Sports Pub & Grill before returning to the Harley-Davidson lot. Along the road, the group will get a look at the land the panther calls home, a landscape Mr. Garland learned to love years ago. Always an avid outdoorsman, he grew up with two brothers in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Born and raised in Johnson City, Mr. Garlands father was a carburetor repair specialist there for Ford Motor Company for 39 years, before opening his own repair shop. Hes the man who taught me how to fix engines, Mr. Garland says. After working for his father, he became a freight train conductor and handled coal trains for nearly 20 years. We pulled the coal trains out of Kentucky and into South Carolina, where it was handed to another company and most of that coal came south to Florida, he says.He likens the job to the military, because he was on call all the time, day and night. The only time off was about a months vacation every year. Eventually, tired of being away from home and the long hours, he looked for another career.I love trains, dont get me wrong, he says. Trains are massive, powerful theres just something about them. Ive always been a railroad buff, but I just got tired of the railroad life. And Southwest Florida was a real good place to go to live out a dream, which was basically owning my own business and being able to work with my hands and kind of being my own boss.In the mid 1990s, the Garlands honeymooned in Marco Island at the recommendation of a travel agent. The thing that drew me down here is you dont have to shovel sunshine, never, Mr. Garland says. I came down here and fell in love with this place. They moved to Florida in 1997 and opened Garland Marine Services in Naples a few years later. Mr. Garland became an avid scuba diver, including cave diving and extreme deep diving, and an underwater photographer during the next decade. Motorcycle riding was a hobby that he left behind after having children, promising himself that when the last of the four graduated from high school, hed take it up again. When that happened, he bought a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Since 2008, the Garlands have ridden upward of 10,000 miles a year on their weekend motorcycle trips. As part of the Bad to the Bone Brotherhood, they often ride for a cause, whether its a local family or individual in need or a nonprofit organization such as the March of Dimes. Now theyre taking up the cause of the Florida panther. And if the bikers are lucky, someone could catch another glimpse of that great, sleek Florida feline. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 BY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.com15 MINUTES Bikers on the prowl for an endangered cat n n ro r avi d in g an th e wa ha v th a a t e u p H r i y t B f f the Mar Terry Garland, headed out on the highway. COURTESY PHOTO >>What: Bike Fest and 2010 Panther Prowl Poker Run >>When: Saturday, Nov. 20. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the ride ends at 3 p.m. >>Where: Harley-Davidson of Naples, 3645 Gateway Lane >>Why: To support the mission of Friends of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge>>Cost: $20 per motorcycle and rider, $10 for passengers >>Info: 642-5472 or info@ in the know


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 entire 2010 midterm election. Perhaps no other state felt the full weight of the Tea Party tidal wave and pure voter anger as did Florida. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE CONQUERED, crowed Everett Wilkinson, head of the South Florida Tea Party, in a fulsome manifesto he posted online the day after the election. Mr. Wilkinson urged fellow tea partiers to take a break from their exhausting campaign efforts. Now is the time to rest, he wrote. Unplug the computers and phones. Spend some time with your family and loved ones. It is imperative that we regain out strength for the next battles. (Mr. Wilkinson apparently follows his own advice. Calls to the partys headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens went to an answering machine, and Mr. Wilkinson did not respond to requests for an interview.) In addition to Ms. Bondi, the Tea Party and the Republicans have presented Floridians with Rick Scott, the health-care executive who about a year ago was largely unknown to anyone outside of the Medicare fraud division of the Justice Department but who is now shopping for drapes to hang at the Governors Mansion and proclaiming that Florida is open for business! And then, of course, there is Marco Rubio, the 39-year-old boy wonder from Miami whose two largely forgettable years as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives have somehow earned comparisons to Ronald Reagan. True, Mr. Rubio proved to be a deft and attractive politician who nimbly kept one foot in the Tea Party camp and the other in the Jeb Bushestablishment wing of the Florida Republican Party, but Mr. Rubio never put to rest legitimate concerns about his personal finances and his record of achievement is scant. Yet this is enough for some tea partiers to anoint this son of Cuban exiles as El Gipper. Indeed, expectations for Mr. Rubio are so high that one wonders how he can possibly meet them. Consider this recent appraisal of the presumptive senator from a sympathetic website: Hes conservative. Hes telegenic. Hes the son of immigrants. Hes Hispanic. He believes in American exceptionalism. And hes married to a former NFL cheerleader. For gods sake, man, what more could you ask of a candidate? Far be it from us to stick our necks out, but we think were looking at the future of the Republican Party. And speaking of the future of the Republican Party, how about that Allen West who parlayed incandescent Tea Party support into a decisive win in the 22nd Congressional District in Broward and Palm Beach? He becomes Floridas first black Republican congressman since Reconstruction, and he was elected in a district in which whites comprise more than 80 percent of the population. Mr. West, a former Army lieutenant colonel who was forced into retirement and fined $5,000 for menacing an unarmed Iraqi detainee with his sidearm, raised eyebrows but apparently little concern with his reported links to the notorious Outlaws motorcycle gang, whose members served as unofficial security guards at some of his campaign events. Mr. Wests first choice to be his chief of staff was Joyce Kaufman, a South Florida radio talk show host, who, according to The Wall Street Journal, has said that illegal immigrants who commit crimes in this country should be hanged. She also vowed, at a Tea Party rally during the campaign, to lead a revolution if the candidates she supported did not prevail. Ms. Kaufman initially accepted Mr. Wests offer of employment, but she stepped aside last week in the face of withering criticism. Mr. West hints at the mischief he might wreak in Washington when he says he wishes to be a part of the notoriously liberal Congressional Black Caucus. If that comes to pass, the CBCs meetings should be something to behold. Given all of the above and more, it is not implausible to think that historians will note 2010 as the year Florida finally turned the corner and overtook California as the epicenter of political weirdness in the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. (Alaska remains the king of U.S. political lunacy.) Things had been trending toward crazy on a number of levels in the Sunshine State for years. This is, after all, the province of Ted Bundy, Anita Bryant, Mickey Mouse, the Liberty City riots, a malfunctioning electric chair that once set its occupant on fire and that fool who wanted to burn the Quran. But through it all, Florida keenly aware of how it is viewed outside its borders had carefully crafted an image as the crown jewel of the New South. In an effort to separate itself from its Deep South neighbors and the yahoos who governed them, Florida had pointed to progressive, intelligent politicians like Reubin Askew, the late Lawton Chiles and Bob Graham as proof of its exalted status. But the unraveling began with the presidential vote-counting shenanigans of 2000, which threw back the curtain and exposed the wizard. The sight of hanging chads and political partisans storming election offices that year conjured images of a banana republic. The rest of the United States has never looked at Florida the same way after that fiasco. But 2010 absolutely cements the notion that the state has gone positively wacko.When youre strangeAnd if any one person exemplifies this bizarre political landscape, it is outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist, the Republican who turned independent and who just two years ago was considered a legitimate contender for the GOPs vice presidential slot and a shoo-in to win the U.S. Senate race this year. Now, Mr. Crists political career is in ruins. He abandoned the Republican Party when it became clear he would lose the Senate nomination to Mr. Rubio. He became an independent and claimed he did so because the GOP was in the grip of extremists, although many of the extremist views he decried were positions he himself had embraced earlier. He vainly sought to get his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, to withdraw from the race. Mr. Crist offered Mr. Meek a family heirloom a cross, no less as an inducement to step aside. Mr. Crist left rambling entreaties on Mr. Meeks answering machine, sounding like a frantic, spurned suitor hoping to recapture a lost love. Ill call you later this morning and see if we can work out a time to get together, just you and me, Mr. Crist said in one pre-dawn message to Mr. Meek. Take care, buddy. Not only did Mr. Meek disregard these messages, he played them for salivating reporters. Mr. Crist also confronted Mr. Meek in person, saying, If you were to drop out and work with me and help me, we together can beat Marco Rubio. Governor, thats a non-starter, replied Mr. Meek. Bill Clinton then got involved always a sure sign of impending trouble and he reportedly also leaned on Mr. Meek to withdraw. Reasonable people drew the inference that the Democratic hierarchy had struck a deal with Mr. Crist in a last-minute bid to derail Mr. Rubios candidacy. It was unseemly, and in the end only Mr. Meek and Mr. Rubio emerged with their reputations intact. The hapless Mr. Meek plodded on, and finished third in the contest with 20 percent of the vote. Mr. Crist took 30 percent, and Mr. Rubio got 49 percent. A little more than a year ago, Mr. Crist had been leading Mr. Rubio by almost 50 percentage points. Mr. Crist was left looking like a desperate man a flipflopper who would do ANYTHING to win an election. He had alienated Republicans, Democrats and a fair number of independents, which pretty much encompasses the entire electorate, outside of Mr. Crists immediate family. In these final days of the Crist administration, there is but one burning question that remains: Will the governor be successful in issuing a posthumous pardon to Jim Morrison, the maniacal lead singer of The Doors who was convicted of exposing himself on stage during a concert in Miami in 1969. Earlier this week, after some deliberation, Mr. Crist told the St. Petersburg Times that clearing the name of Mr. Mojo Risin (Mr. Morrisons nickname) would be the right thing to do. The Board of Executive Clemency meets next month, and that will be the governors last chance to clear Mr. Morrisons record. Mr. Crist says he is contemplating the matter, which shows how much real business he has left on his plate. Will Gov. Crist be successful? Thesuspense is killing the aging fans of Mr. Morrison (a Florida native who died in 1971) scattered around the world. Crazy? Certainly. A perfect political metaphor for the state of Florida politics in the year 2010? Absolutely. And through it all, youve just got to wonder: How did poor old Charlie Crist get himself into such a fix? Just about everybody who knows Charlie Crist agrees that, in person and one-on-one, he is a really likable guy. The first time I met him, he made me feel, in five minutes, like he had known me for five years, says Scott Lepore, president of the Collier County Republican Club. It was like we had been friends for years. That is an amazing gift for a politician, and Charlie has it. Despite this amazing gift, Mr. Lepore supported Marco Rubio. Charlie tried to run as a centrist, as a moderate, says Mr. Lepore. That wasnt going to work in 2010. Thats not what the Republicans wanted. Were tired of wishy-washy candidates, and thats exactly what he was wishy-washy. For years, though, Mr. Crists ingratiating personality and flexible politics served him well. He was a state senator, commissioner of education and, in 2002, he became Floridas first elected Republican attorney general. In 2006, he was elected governor, and he enjoyed solid approval ratings right up to the time he entered the senate race last year. In hindsight, Mr. Crist probably should have run for another TEA TIMEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOGov. Charlie Crist says pardoning deceased rocker Jim Morrison is the right thing to do. CLINTON


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As the upstart challenger gained ground, the governor seemed stunned into inaction. It was a classic case of bad campaign advice and little or no philosophy, says Dennis Pearlman, a political consultant in Fort Myers. Im amazed that (Crist) let (Rubio) dictate the terms of the campaign, but that is exactly what he did. Charlie Crist is a dynamic personality, but you never saw that. You saw never saw the elder statesman emerge. All of this tells me that he got bad advice and that Crist is not an independent thinker. It appeared that Mr. Crists decision to bolt the GOP and run as an independent was hasty and not thoroughly considered. Pressed repeatedly to announce which party he would caucus with in the Senate if elected, Mr. Crist refused to give an answer. In fact, he still wont say. Given Mr. Rubios relative youth and inexperience, Mr. Pearlman says Mr. Crist should have played the part of the smartest gray-haired guy in the room. Why he did not, well, I guess well never know. At this point, the governor has burned every bridge he had with the Republican Party, says Fred ONeal, an Orlando lawyer who heads the Tea Party of Florida. He has no future as an independent, either. About the only thing left for him to do is change his affiliation to the Democratic Party, but after this senate race, Im not sure how welcoming the Democrats would be. He did try to force the Democratic candidate out of the race, you know. Mr. Crist remains mum on his future, although there is speculation he might seek the Senate seat currently held by Bill Nelson, a Democrat, in 2012, if Mr. Nelson chooses to step down. More likely, though, is the possibility that Mr. Crist will adjust his sights downward and challenge C.W. Bill Young, the Republican congressman from Pinellas County (Mr. Crists home county) who celebrates his 80th birthday next month and has held the seat since 1970. Mr. Young, renowned for his trademark televangelist pompadour, has shown no signs that he intends to retire. There also are rumors that Mr. Crist might receive some sort of appointment from President Obama in recognition of his fight to keep Mr. Rubio out of the senate. But the murmurs remain that simply murmurs. But before Mr. Crist settles on a future course, he must first decide the issue of Jim Morrison.The endFor years, fans of Mr. Morrison have pleaded with a succession of Florida governors to pardon the singer. They insist the evidence that Mr. Morrison actually bared his manhood that long ago night in Miami is circumstantial and contradictory. Mr. Crist is the only governor to take up Mr. Morrisons cause. The subject of the Morrison pardon arose recently during a post-election telephone interview Mr. Crist conducted with J. Taylor Rushing, a reporter for The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper that specializes in news relating to congress and politics. Mr. Rushing has known Mr. Crist since the governors days as attorney general, dating to the time Mr. Rushing was a Tallahassee-based reporter for a Jacksonville newspaper. Mr. Rushing was aware that Mr. Morrisons supporters had been pressing for the pardon, so, as an afterthought almost, he asked Mr. Crist about it. I just popped the question, at the end of the interview, Mr. Rushing explains. Mr. Crist, the man who still refuses to answer the question about which political party he would have caucused with, had no problem with this query. Candidly, its something that I havent given a lot of thought to, but its something Im willing to look into in the time I have left, he explained. Anything is possible. Mr. Rushing wrote a short, straightforward piece on the Morrison pardon and was surprised by the reaction it provoked. It kind of exploded, Mr. Rushing says. In almost no time, that story had 41,000 hits (on The Hills website). Suddenly, Charlie Crist in the wake of his most devastating defeat was once again a hot topic, but this time for all the wrong reasons. The pardon decision is not one that Mr. Crist can make alone. There are four members of the Board of Executive Clemency (Mr. Crist, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson and Attorney General Bill McCollum), and Mr. Crist and at least two of the others must assent if a pardon is to be issued. All of the boards members leave office in January (Ms. Sink and Mr. McCollum ran for governor and lost, and Mr. Bronson is exiting because of term limitations). Mr. Crist is the only member to express interest in the idea. Regardless of how the pardon deal plays out next month, it looks as if Mr. Crist will once again take heat. If he doesnt push it to a successful conclusion, Doors fans (and there are more out there than you might think just look at all the old guys you see walking around with ponytails) will be enraged. There is even a website at And should the governor somehow engineer a pardon, he doubtlessly will be the subject of innumerable jokes that invariably will make their way onto late-night television and almost certainly will have the words Light My Fire somewhere in the punch line. However it goes, the Jim Morrison pardon controversy of 2010 is a fitting denouement to the year of living strangely in Florida politics. The Crist-Meek kerfuffleCharlie Crist abandoned the Republican Party when it became clear he would lose the Senate nomination to Mr. Rubio. He became an independent and claimed he did so because the GOP was in the grip of extremists, although many of the extremist views he decried were positions he himself had embraced earlier. He vainly sought to get his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, to withdraw from the race. Mr. Crist offered Mr. Meek a family heirloom a cross, no less as an inducement to step aside. Mr. Crist left rambling entreaties on Mr. Meeks answering machine, sounding like a frantic, spurned suitor hoping to recapture a lost love. Ill call you later this morning and see if we can work out a time to get together, just you and me, Mr. Crist said in one pre-dawn message to Mr. Meek. Take care, buddy. COURTESY PHOTOS


We all have our time machines. Some take us back; theyre called memories. Some take us forward; theyre called dreams. Jeremy IronsMama told me that one day, looking back on my tears would make me laugh, while looking back on my laughs would make me cry. It hardly made much sense to me as a child, but it made perfect sense to a seasoned lady watching a sea of memories and dreams collide at the Sunshine Ace Hardware VIP grand reopening party last week. My crew of videographers and I were there early to prepare our stations to greet Anne Wynn, matriarch of the Wynn family, as she came through the front doors to see what her kids had been up to these many months. As we were getting ready, I spied this sweet little lady strolling over to the 30-foot mural of Back Bay and the Old Naples Hotel. She stopped, leaned forward and began reading an inscription beneath a photo of Anne and Don Wynn. It was Mrs. Wynn, studying a picture of herself and her late husband. Her sister who accompanied her explained: She was waiting in the driveway when we got there, and so we got here early. What great reality show footage it would have been as the film crew shifted from relaxed chit chat to what seemed to be a highly choreographed assignment following Mrs. Wynn and two of her grandchildren, Michael Wynn and Katie Wynn, as they lovingly guided her around the store that reflects the Wynn legacy and the familys love of Old Naples. Mrs. Wynn was particularly delighted when Michael took her behind the classic Chris-Craft boat bow to show her the name of the boat, Ann, misspelled just like her dearly loved husband misspelled it on their boat 50-plus years ago.Moments to rememberGuests traveled down memory lane as they looked at the murals throughout the hardware store and watched videos of scenes from Old Naples on 10 32-inch flat screen televisions. The guest list itself mingled past and present in the story of our seaside town. Mary Ellen Hawkins, the first woman and first Republican elected to the Florida House of Representatives, chatted with the first woman appointed to the board of the first bank in Naples, Lavern Gaynor. Vice Mayor John Sorey walked alongside former Collier County Tax Collector Arthur Ayres and former Tax Assessor Sam Colding. With them was oldtimer Chill Williams in a T-shirt declaring: The man, the myth, the legend. When Mr. Colding asked Mr. Ayres if he had anything to say about the Wynn family, Mr. Ayers studied the moment and then pontificated: After Hurricane Donna, I inspected the courthouse and the water was 3 feet high on the wall, but the room was 11 feet from the ground. Mr. Colding, at 87 years old a seasoned humorist, graciously followed up with a response, holding back the chuckle that was looming. Is there anything else youd like to add to that? Mr. Ayers, posturing to top his last response, offered, Well, the winds were so high that anemometer on the pier that was suppose to withstand 200 mph was torn slap off. His Cheshire grin unfolding, Mr. Colding persisted: Now, Arthur, thats right interesting, but do you think you might could say something about the Wynn family, seeing as that is why we are here? Mr. Ayres, who is never at a loss for words, realized he had been talking wind when the subject was Wynn. He acknowledged Mr. Coldings grin, only as longtime friends can do, and replied, I expect they helped a lot of people during Hurricane Donna. They were just that way. Dont expect anyone could ever say different or bad about the Wynns. They are just good people. The Wynn family reputation is built upon a solid philosophy of service. On this night, the third generation family team connected the dots of their familys heritage and their links into the Naples community. 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The Shark Shootout Charities 5K Race sets out at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and meanders through the Tiburon residential community. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day ($10 for ages 18 and under) and includes one daily grounds ticket to the Shootout. Proceeds will benefit CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation. For more information, visit www. The Marco Island Hill Run, the toughest course in Southwest Florida, sets out from South Barfield and Hawaii Court on Marco at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. The 5-mile course has 17 hills. For registration or more information, call 450-5485 or visit www. The Naples Half Marathon 2011 takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2011. Registration is open now. The USATF-certified course begins on Fifth Avenue South and returns to Cambier Park. Pursuant to USATF rules, in-line skates, baby joggers or strollers and bicycle support are not allowed on the course. 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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING On Veterans Day, we honor the ultimate service of those brave men and women among us who risk their lives to help keep us free. At NCH, we recently celebrated the ultimate service that we provide to the community: saving lives. Dr. Doug Harrington, co-Physician of the Year, along with Jon Kling, our ICU microsystem director, led a celebration for our Cardiovascular Recovery Unit, Progressive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit and North Naples Intensive Care Unit for their stellar efforts over the last several months for zero central-line infections. In working hard to avoid these life-threatening infections, NCH caregivers have lowered time spent in the hospital, eliminated millions of dollars of unnecessary costs and, most importantly, saved countless patient lives. Last week, we also celebrated at lunch with the critical care nurses responsible for saving lives. CNO Michele Thoman, CMO Dr. Aurora Estevez and I heard the remarkable story of Don Evans, a patient recovering in SICU, and his wife, Machelle. Earlier in the week, Mr. Evans had collapsed on the street as he started a walking/easy running routine. Quick-thinking Machelle started CPR, and some kindly repairmen driving by called 911. A police officer in a patrol car equipped with an automated defibrillator was on the scene within two minutes. Within 60 minutes of reaching the downtown NCH emergency room, Mr. Evans body was cooled to 91 degrees, part of a process called therapeutic hypothermia that we have initiated on both campuses to save brain function after cardiac arrest. I was introduced to the Evanses a few days later. Except for a few hours of amnesia about the event, Mr. Evans is back to normal. When he asked Dr. Harrington to prescribe his next course of action, the doctor didnt hesitate to offer this advice: Mr. Evans should hug and/or kiss the two people who saved his life his wife and the police officer who arrived in the nick of time. The goose bump-inducing story of Mr. and Mrs. Evans is symptomatic of the broader effort in our community to promote wellness. In that context, Dr. Joan Colfer, director of the Collier County Health Department, and NCH led a meeting last week of a coalition of more than 20 local agencies, toward the goal of sustaining our countys enviable position as the healthiest of Floridas 67 counties and the one with the longest life expectancy. The more than 100 participants began the celebration and working session with a combined message from Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. Dr. Jim Talano, president of the Collier County Medical Society; Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard CEO Scott Campbell; and Collier County Schools Superintendent Dennis Thomas. Keynote speaker and NCH board member Michael Feuer spoke about how in celebrating our collective success, we need to reinforce the importance of having a plan to sustain and improve our performance by executing and then measuring. We at NCH celebrate our community in many ways National Radiologic Technologist Week, National Hospital Patient Transporters Week, Nurse Practitioners Week, among them and the banner turnout of 350 NCH colleagues who raised more than $35,000 for the Collier Start! Heart Walk on the coldest morning of the season. Ours is a great hospital in a great community. The two go hand-inhand. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Great hospital, great community go hand-in-hand O V t D h th allenWEISS Flu, pneumonia vaccinations recommendedInfluenza/pneumonia is the 11th leading cause of death in Collier County, with 31 deaths (out of 2,707) caused by pneumonia in 2008. The Centers for Diseases Control recommends the vaccine for anyone 65 years or older and also for anyone ages 2 to 64 who has certain health issues, including: Cigarette smoker Chronic cardiovascular or pulmonary disease Diabetes Alcoholism or cirrosis of the liver Sickle cell disease Any immunocompromising condition Organ or bone marrow transplantation Chronic renal failure or nephritic syndrome Candidate for or recipient of cochlear implant For information and times/dates of vaccination clinics, call the flu hotline at 2528212 or visit Cost for flu vaccine is $25 and pneumonia vaccine is $45. Medicare (Part B and Advantage plans) and private insurance will be accepted if card is presented. Classes can help those coping with vision lossLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss is collaborating with the Division of Blind Services to present classes to help people who are going blind or having vision loss. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier, 424 Bayfront Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. Lighthouse of Collier Inc. also has magnifiers and optical character readers available to the public for evaluation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit Divorce could be contagious, butMARRIAGE IS GOOD FOR YOUMost people know that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can be hazardous to your health. But do you realize that failing to say the words I do to that someone special could be harmful as well? A growing number of research studies suggest being unmarried is a bonafide health threat. According to researchers, married people actually live longer. They also are more likely to avoid leading causes of death such as cancer and heart disease. Yet with all the health benefits of being married, about half of all marriages end in divorce. Whats more, new research shows that divorce can be contagious. A study of Americans living in Framingham, Mass., found if a friend, sibling or colleague splits up, your chances of getting a divorce jump 75 percent. Researchers followed thousands of people for more than 30 years and also found if someone had a close friend who was getting a divorce, their chances of having an unhappy end to their wedded bliss increased 147 percent. Researchers found friends share norms about marriage, or at least its dissolution. If someone close to you decides to divorce, it may make it more acceptable for you to do the same. The study also points out that men and women are equally susceptible to splitting up if their friends do. But the good news from this study? Being supportive of a friends marriage can enhance your own relationship, and theirs as well. BY BY CHRIS BILOWICH, UF Health Science Center Special to Florida Weekly STRAIGHT TALK COURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NEWS A27 At Physicians Regional, were pleased to welcome Linda Lucombe, M.D., board certified family medicine physician, to our team of specialists. With nearly 20 years experience in primary care, Dr. Lucombe is located on the beautiful campus of Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. She specializes in all facets of family medicine with special emphasis on hospice and palliative medicine. 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 Lee Memorial Health System holds a bone marrow/blood drive for 18-yearold Chase Hoover, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, at the Bonita Community Health Center.There are not enough bone marrow registry members of diverse racial and ethnic heritage to meet the needs of those who await transplants. Adding more diverse members increases the likelihood that all patients will find a life-saving match. Members of these backgrounds are especially needed: black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian (including South Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) Hispanic or Latino and multiple race.The need for blood remains constant, as one in every three people will need blood during their lifetime. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit, although they must weigh at least 115 pounds. Many common medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving. Donors must show a photo I.D. with date of birth and are advised to eat a good meal and drink plenty of liquids before donating. Those who want to register for bone marrow donation must be between the ages of 18 and 60 and be in relatively good health. Eligibility is similar to the requirements for donating blood. Bonita Community Health Center is at 3501 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs, off U.S. 41 just south of Coconut Point. For more information about donating blood, call 343-2333. For information about donating bone marrow, visit Bone marrow, blood drive will help leukemia patientLee Memorial Health System presents a free seminar for caregivers from 12:305:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at St. Williams Catholic Church, 750 Seagate Drive. Attendees will learn how to assess stress and protect themselves from chronic stress so they can better care for their loved ones. Topics will include: The No. 1 cause of stress (its the same for all caregivers) Problem-solving on whats within your control as a caregiver and coping with whats beyond Minimizing your risk of depression, insomnia and other problems that can result from chronic stress Lunch will be provided by Right at Home. The seminar is sponsored by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc. in collaboration with Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Hope HealthCare Services and Senior Friendship Centers Inc. Although attendance is free, space is limited and reservations are required. Call (866) 231-0921. Caregivers must learn to care for themselves

PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 DR. H. KURTIS BIGGS is the founder of the Joint Replacement Institute and brings the experience of over 5,000 successful joint replacements to Southwest Florida. His unique practice style of personalized orthopedic care combined with state-of-the-art surgical techniques provides for unparalleled outcomes. Dr. Biggs completed his fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation before entering private practice. He was instrumental in developing a tertiary referral center as well as two, hospital-based joint replacement centers in Ohio before relocating to Florida. He continues to serve as a national knee and hip replacement instructor and an advisor on replacement technology development.Specializing inHIP, KNEE & SHOULDER SURGERY Free Seminar:December 2, 2010, 4pmNCH Downtown Briggs PavillionCall for reservations. Seating is limited.NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at all Area Hospitals Most Insurances AcceptedDr. H. Kurtis BiggsFellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon Board Certi ed Orthopedic Surgeon 239 261.2663 {BONE}www.jointinstitute .com1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite #3 Naples, FL 34108 CUSTOM FIT KNEE & DIRECT ANTERIOR HIP MARC G. BODMAN, MD Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma SpecialistFor an appointment, call Fort Myers 418-0999 Cape Coral 542-4123 Lehigh Acres 369-2010Punta Gorda 505-2020 Naples 430-3939 Glaucoma can cause blindness if lef t untreated.Fortunately, early detection and treatment can help preserve your vision. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic has celebrated its 5,000th neuter surgery. Wesson, a 3-month-old mixed-breed pup, was the lucky puppy brought to the clinic recently by a volunteer with Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, one of CSNCs community partners. The nonprofit clinic has one mission: to end unnecessary euthanasia of homeless pets. Charges for spay/neuter surgery range from $35 to $80, depending on the pets species and gender. CSNC also provides free surgeries, as donations allow, for those truly in need. We have been so impressed by the clinics quality of care and professionalism, says Tink Bechtol, director of Brookes Legacy. For rescue groups, saving on surgeries allows us to instead spend our funds on promoting adoptions and finding loving homes for the pets in our care. Pallas Diaz, director of CSNC, says 15,000 homeless pets are put down every year in Southwest Florida. This is simply unacceptable when there is a non-lethal alternative (spaying/neutering), she says, adding, The 5,000 surgeries we have performed will reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens in our community by close to 50,000, just since August 2009. CSNC provides services for all residents of Southwest Florida. For more information, call 514-7647 or visit Rescue pup gets clinics 5,000th surgery The vet is in for fundraiser Americas Favorite Veterinarian Marty Becker will discuss The Health Secrets to Long Life and Happiness Achieved Through the Human-Animal Bond and will share his Top 10 Tips for Keeping our Pets Healthy during a presentation Sunday evening, Jan. 16, at the Pelican Bay Community Center. Dr. Becker is a PARADE magazine columnist, the resident veterinarian on ABC-TVs Good Morning America show and The Dr. Oz Show and the best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. Admission is $75 per person. For an additional $75, guests can attend a cocktail party and book-signing with Dr. Becker beginning at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Naples-based Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. For reservations call Diane Koestner at 649-8040 or e-mail duk3211@ $75 p er p erson. a l $ 75, guest s o c k tai l pa rt y ng wit h eg in All n efit B ro dy n imal y o ns s t o r @ COURTESY PHOTOSTink Bechtol of Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue and Keali Stewart of the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic with Wesson and friends. Wesson, lucky number 5,000


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NEWS A29 Pets of the Week >> Pearl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix. Shes super friendly and eager to please. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Harold is an adult mixed breed whos quite handsome and especially friendly. His adoption fee is $75. >> Suki is a 2-year-old Siamese mix. Beautiful and serene, shes one in a million. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Noble is a silver Bengal purebred who loves to swim. He prefers to be the only male cat in a home. His adoption fee is $500.To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit 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 (239) 252-PETS back is turned, so make sure youre aware of their whereabouts during meal preparation. If you do want to include your pet in the meal and fun, stick to a bit of lean turkey and lowor no-fat veggies (no onions, though these can cause problems for dogs). Tinsel: This stringy, silvery and notat-all-edible stuff can get twisted up in the intestinal tract (usually in cats proof that feline smarts only go so far) and cause real problems. Keep it above cat-level on the tree and definitely consider not using it at all. Alcohol: Talk about a buzzkill! First, I am telling you that chocolate and food are no-nos for pets, and now I am warning about drinking, too. But its warranted, so dont get your Doberman drunk. Make sure that all the boozy party leftovers are well out of reach, and that no lampshadewearing guests try to give your pug a mug of beer. No one wants to see a basset hound with a hangover its just too sad. The open door: People come and go more during the holidays than at other times of year, and all that traffic can lead to plenty of opportunities for escape. We see many pets who make a break for freedom when Uncle Floyd comes a-callin with his special tuna surprise. Dogs and cats can dart out the door without anyone noticing, and theres a whole big world of hurt just waiting for them out that door.Make sure that pets are safely put away when you are expecting guests, and take a nightly head count to make sure that all the furry family members are accounted for before turning in for your visions of sugar plums.Heres hoping you have a safe and sane season, and all family members make it through safely, no matter how many legs they have. An ER vets guide to keeping your pet safeRemember, though, that dark chocolate is worse, and baking chocolate is even more toxic than dark chocolate. So if you are cooking with chocolate this season, save it for the revelers and not the retrievers. Other food: Vomiting and diarrhea are common after eating too much food thats meant to be served to human guests, and this can trigger a serious condition called pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas the same gland that makes digestive enzymes as well as insulin. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it releases enzymes and begins digesting itself a serious and painful condition that often requires hospitalization.Keep pets confined during any holiday parties, or make sure guests (especially kids) know not to give treats to your pets. Dogs have been known to drag an entire turkey off the counter when the owners As pets take on a more important role in our lives, they are increasingly a part of our holiday festivities. I love the holidays, but emergency veterinarians like me definitely see more pets in our ERs as people cook, bake and visit their way toward the new year. I hope this information helps keep your pet safe during all the fun. Plants: Some folks think that their pet being anywhere within a three-block radius of a poinsettia will cause Mr. Whiskers to spontaneously explode, but you can rest assured that this is not the case. Yes, if eaten in sufficient quantities, the poinsettia can cause a mild and usually temporary stomach and intestinal upset, but this is more of a risk for your carpet than it is for your pet. On the other hand, among the plants that do pose a hazard are mistletoe (causes more serious gastrointestinal and potential heart issues) and lilies (which can cause lethal kidney failure in cats at very small amounts). Chocolate: If your 95-pound Great Pyrenees eats two M&Ms, hes going to be fine, trust me. It takes quite a bit of milk chocolate to cause problems somewhere around one pound of chocolate for 30 to 40 pounds of body weight.PET TALES Protect your petBY DR. TONY JOHNSON _______________________________Universal Uclick


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Ann ThomasfromTheMovingLadyLLC,MovingMadeSimple will beavailabletodiscusstheproperproceduresandassistance availabletohelpmakingtheeasytransitionintoasenior livingcommunity.Friday,December3 1:30to3:30p.m.Complimentaryadmission Limittwoitemsperperson. Forreservationsorinformation, callWandaat(239)430-3535 byNovember29. Now Carry Telescope Casual Windward & More! Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closedBedroom, Dining Living Room Furniture, Sink Vanities Outdoor Furniture and Accessories Inside Out Furniture Warehouse592-1387 2097 Trade Center Way Napleswww.InsideOutWarehouse.comWHOLESALE to the PUBLICSHOP US LAST FOR THE BEST PRICE!!!SELECTED FLOOR SAMPLES STILL AVAILABLEUP TO 50% OFFWe NEW ITEMS ARRIVING DAILY!!! It was Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who discovered the tree-like branching fractal patterns created by high voltage discharges captured in electrically insulating materials. We can find in nature what look like tree patterns but are really lightning fossils in the skin of lightning strike victims, or in soil turned into glass tubes. And we can create these patterns ourselves in artful acrylic. What looks like forest here is imprint of uncontrollable energy. In the face of such mystery we are babes, sexy and naive, enchanting and enchanted.The small, green, furry, doe-eyed dwellers in Ursula K. LeGuins book The Word for World Is Forest call their world Athshe. This name of their world is also their word for forest. The Athshe are a lucid dreaming culture that sees world time and dream time as equally real. The holders of this Weltanschauung were challenged by the arrival of a human logging colony that would turn the forest into leveled dirt. After much pain, one of the forest dwellers begins, for the first time, to dream of war. Stephen Sondheim also takes us Into The Woods. In his musical, he mixes together the characters of many fairy tales. Some of the actors play more than one role, mixing identities that share personally defining attributions: The Prince and The Wolf, neither able to control appetite, are played by the same actor. One actor also plays the Narrator and the Mysterious Man, who both comment without involvement. And one actress plays the matriarchal characters of Granny, Cinderellas mother, and the both nurturing and murderous Giants wife. All these characters are neophytes, fledgling tyros. They are all enchanted, off balance in the woods, not delineated. They want to go into the woods, and then emerge: out of the woods. But how does one exit what is by definition unenclosed? We hear music in our minds, like the ceremonial singing used by the Athshe to resolve conflict before the dreaming of war. The Sondheim lyrics (Moments in the Woods) resonate: What was that? Was that me? Was that him?.. Am I mad? Was that all?....Wake up! Stop dreaming. Stop prancing about the woods. Its not beseeming. What is it about the woods? Back to life, back to sense....No one lives in the woods....To live in the woods one must be babe: open, eager, without preconception, seeing infinite possibility. But as abecedarians who forget to forget, we Sondheim sing: Is it always or? Is it never and? Thats what words are for... Who can live in the woods? Into the woods you have to grope... Into the woods to find theres hope Of getting through the journey. Into the woods, each time you go, Theres more to learn of what you dont know. Into the woods, but not too slow... Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods Our entire history is only the history of waking men. Georg Christoph LichtenbergWe had been lost at sea for a long time. Then between 400 and 500 million years ago, plants began to arrive on land. On planet Earth today, one-third of the land area is forest. Two-thirds of the leaf area of land plants are in forest biomes, where we also find 70 percent of the planets organic carbon. Today the English word forest brings to mind large profusion of trees and underbrush. Earlier use of the word indicated tracts of land that were the kings private hunting grounds. This usage evolved from a web of Latin words which meant door, or outside, or unenclosed woodland. Who can capture such profuse unfolding? Rather we are, it seems, captured by it all, willing and unwilling prey, preying.MUSINGS w f d l w r Rx Babe in the Woods 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 BSECTIONNOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 WEEK at-a-glanceWelcome to WynnsA VIP grand opening at Sunshine Ace Hardware, and more. B8-10 Who knows?The Motley Fool poses a question about a security company. B6 The Stock reportThree news models open for the holidays at Ole in Lely Resort. B11 Every human being carries between 21,000 and 25,000 protein-coding genes, according to geneticists. But only some, apparently, display the career-changing gene. Thats the one that causes hardworking people to take up a new profession or add a career to otherwise established lives, as if turning on a dime were the most natural thing in the world. Here in Southwest Florida, the career-changing gene seems particularly prevalent. Take the case of the Saitta family. In 2005, Dr. Richard Saitta, a Marco Island-based general practitioner with a long-established medical practice, and his wife, Juliana, recruited their four adult children from diverse careers in New York, Chicago, North Carolina and the Sunshine State to start their flourishing family company, Mediterranean Meals. My parents made a phone call to me and my father said, Theres a need. Why dont you think about moving back, and we can provide healthy foods? recalls Melissa Saitta, 35, who had established herself as a management consultant in Chicago. The familys organic frozen food line is produced entirely on Marco Island and now appears in Whole Foods and Winn Dixie supermarkets across Florida, as well as in other stores throughout the southeastern United States. In Naples, Mediterranean Meals are also available at Wynns Market and Oakes Farm Market. The meals rely on whole grains and organic vegetables and are low in sodium and fat. Made without preservatives, theyre similar to foods in the diets both Dr. and Mrs. Saitta remember from their Italian upbringings. Our food very much reflects the kind of food my mother served us she had such a good empirical knowledge of a healthy diet, he explains. Mediterranean Meals entrees include Creamy Mushroom Whole Grain Fusilli (280 calories, 25 from fat), Whole Grain Spaghetti in a Red Bell Pepper Sauce (270 calories, 30 from fat), Tuscan Beans and Rice (350 calories, 40 from fat) and Whole Grain Spaghetti ala Romana topped with SEE CAREER, B7 Robb & Stucky Interiors has been in business in Southwest Florida for 95 years and now is in the business of bringing much-needed jobs to Southwest Florida. The company is holding career showcases through Nov. 20 and again Nov. 29-Dec. 4 at its Bonita Springs and Fort Myers showrooms. Career opportunities are available in both locations for designers and sales people. We are excited to be able to offer these positions, and we expect a great turnout of qualified candidates, says J. Gould, vice president of human resources at Robb & Stucky Corporate. He adds that designers and sales consultants working at Robb & Stucky in Southwest Florida come in contact with clients from around the world who live and vacation here. The positions are commission jobs, with the first three months as guarantees against commission to allow for training and development. Its a great opportunity for goal-oriented people who love a challenge, Mr. Gould says. Founded in 1915 in Fort Myers, Robb & Stucky also operates in Naples, Boca Raton, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Sarasota and Tampa as well as in Nevada, Texas and Arizona. The Bonita Springs showroom is at 3181 N. Bay Village Court. RSVP for an appointment to Doug Correll, general manager, by calling 949-3001 or e-mailing In Fort Myers, Robb & Stucky is at 13170 S. Cleveland Ave. RSVP for the career showcase by calling Matt Evans, general manager, at 936-8541 or e-mailing For more information, visit www. Robb & Stucky has job opportunities in Bonita, Fort MyersStories from the edgeBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ COURTESY PHOTODr. Richard Saitta and his wife, Juliana, work with their four children to run Mediterranean Meals, an organic frozen food comp any. What the career changers saySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 THE CENTER FOR HEARING OF NAPLESTimothy J. Roupas, Au.D.Doctor of Audiology | Board Certi edTo receive a $500.00 credit, contact our practice today! 239-434-0086 THE WORLD'S SMALLEST STANDARD FIT HEARING DEVICE. 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Prices in soybean, wheat and corn have risen approximately 45 percent, 50 percent and 65 percent, respectively, since July 2010s lows. The record-setting U.S. grain crops that were originally projected never happened, and there have been crop shortages worldwide. Silver is up more than 60 percent year to date, even outstripping golds gain of 24 percent over the same period. And the list of gainers extends to many other commodities. (All percentage gains are as of Nov. 10, 2010.) Maybe you are thinking that the commodity bubble will burst. Well, definitely there will be a market correction some time in the future... as all bull markets have meaningful corrections. Why not stay within the investment confines of the U.S. equity and debt markets? U.S. equities have generated a negative return for most investors over the past ten years. The U.S. will most certainly remain challenged for many years to come. The U.S. is debt burdened: its federal and municipal governments continue to borrow while its citizenry is attempting to deleverage. Further, the U.S. has an aging population, which will require all sorts of financial support in retirement years. And, lastly, the Federal Reserve, in efforts many consider questionable, has reopened the printing presses; the U.S. dollar is offered in sacrifice. And the dollar is not alone in its race to devalue; the buying power of all major currencies (the yen, the Euro, the U.S. dollar, the British pound) have depreciated nearly 80 percent relative to the value of gold. On the other hand, commodities have fared very well since 2003, way out performing equities and bonds. I believe that the simple investment premise behind the recent rise in commodities may well remain true for the next decade. The U.S. has slow growth but China, India and Brazil have IMF projected GDP growth rates for 2010 of 10.5 percent, 9.7 percent, and 7.5 percent, respectively, and hefty future growth. These countries are large, profitable manufacturers and exporters. They also have a growing middle class made up of people who want to improve their standard of living. These billions of individuals now want cars, trucks, appliances and homes. The manufacture of such requires a lot of basic materials: metals, lumber and huge amounts of energy and water. Once made, the usage of the products requires even more energy consumption. This new middle class wants better food for themselves and their children; they jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA want to eat more protein. The production of protein from grain-fed animals requires eight times as much fossil fuel energy as the production of plant protein (Environmental Health Perspectives, 2010). Foreign Central Banks are impacting precious metals prices; many countries are clamoring for a return to a gold standard or to tie currencies to a basket of several commodities, including gold. The concept that commodity investing is risky is quite true. But most managed futures programs have demonstrated less risk (less volatility of returns and smaller draw downs) than U.S. equities in the past decade. Most futures traders embrace and employ strict trading rules: limit losses and let profits run. Buy and hold equity investing largely ignores loss minimization rules; as such, managed futures can be described as about half as risky. Managed futures have the added benefit of being uncorrelated to the U.S. equity and bond markets. The 1983 seminal study of Dr. John Lintner, a Harvard professor, titled The Potential Role of Managed Commodity-Financial Futures Accounts in Portfolios of Stocks and Bonds was recently updated and confirmed by the CME Group (which includes the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX). Dr. Lintner found that inclusion of managed futures in portfolios decreased risk: ... the combined portfolios of stocks (or stocks and bonds) after including judicious investments in leveraged managed futures accounts show substantially less risk at every possible level of expected return than portfolios of stocks (or stocks and bonds) alone. Per the CME, Managed futures have been one of the very few bright spots for investments (both alternative and traditional) during this recent crisis in the economy, as they survived and actually profited during the financial meltdown of 2008. The main benefit of adding managed futures to a balanced portfolio is the potential to decrease portfolio volatility. Risk reduction is possible because managed futures can trade across a wide range of global markets that have virtually no long-term correlation to most traditional asset classes. And possibly the strongest statement by the CME is: The results are so compelling that the board of any institution, along with the portfolio manager, should be forced to articulate in writing their justification in not having a substantial allocation to the liquid alpha space of managed futures. Now, if inclusion of managed futures is considered essential for institutionally managed portfolios, would it not also be essential for portfolios of individuals? It is important to talk to advisors about your portfolio. As most advisors do not have expertise in commodities and cant sell or manage commodities, you might be well advised to find a commodities professional and discuss inclusion of managed futures in your portfolio. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.

PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 Golf Roger Curran has been promoted to director of golf at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, He is responsible for managing all golf programs and facilities at the member-owned club, including the two Bob Cupp-designed championship golf courses, the Arthur Hills-designed course, a tennis complex and two clubhouses. A Class A member of the PGA of America, Mr. Curran has served as head golf professional at Shadow Wood Country Club for 10 years. Previously, he served as head golf professional at Vestal Hills Country Club in Binghamton, N.Y. and Lafayette Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with a degree in professional golf management. Andy Zullo has been named director of golf at Bay Colony Golf Club. He previously served as director of golf at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs. He also has served as assistant professional at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers and as director of golf at Estero Country Club (formerly The Vines). Before moving to Southwest Florida, he served five years as first assistant professional at Quaker Ridge Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America and holds a degree in business administration from the University of Florida, where he was a four-year member of the golf team. In 1986 he was named an NCAA All-American and that year finished third in the NCAA individual championships. Trevor Johnson, the former assistant professional at Bay Colony Golf Club, has been promoted to head golf professional. Board Appointments The CHS Healthcare Foundation announces its 2010-2011 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. Law Nicole Goetz, former managing shareholder of the Naples marital and family law firm of Asbell, Ho, Klaus, Goetz & Doup, P.A., has opened her new practice at 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Ms. Goetz practices exclusively in marital and family law at the trial and appellate level and provides assistance to other attorneys on complex legal issues and appellate matters. Naples attorney Laird Lile participated in the fall meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel held in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Lile serves on the program committee for the college, which developed the continuing education component of the meeting for hundreds of trust and estate attorneys from across the U.S. Nonpro t Organizations D Michaels has been named executive director of the Art League, Marco Island Center for the Arts. 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If you are in business, you must understand digital marketing and make it work for your company, Mr. Clay says. His workshop will provide an overview of digital marketing including: How to use video on your website; How to set up a Facebook; How to use Facebook for personal and business communication; How to use Google Local; and How to get a higher listing on search engines such as Google. Registration is $35. Sign up online at or call 430-0081. 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Spinach and Artichoke Hearts (270 calories, 20 from fat). Its all conceived, tested, prepared, packaged and shipped from the familys commercial kitchen on Marco, by family members. The process includes on-site inspections by a USDA official and by officials from Quality Assurance International, a company that verifies the organic claim. The Saittas built the operation themselves, from the ground up, and have encountered several difficulties along the way. My father said, Its a great niche. Start drawing up a plan, and that was difficult, explains Melissa Saitta. We all believe in the product and the vision, so it was a matter of putting things on paper. The research and development which meals would pre-cook well and freeze well took a year to get the conditions right. The family took over half the building Dr. Saitta owned for his medical practice and built the kitchen together, there. We did it on our hands and knees, working weekdays, weekends, nights, Ms. Saitta recalls. All of them cook, too, under the direction of Juliana Saitta, a former teacher of Italian and French and now the family matriarch and cooking coach (all four of her children were born in France. The family moved to New York and then to the Naples when the children were in elementary school). Tara, Melissas twin, is an accountant who does the books, while Melissa works to open new markets and oversee operations. Tania, the eldest, who studied film as an undergraduate and a graduate student in New York and Boston, and Sebastien, the youngest, a telecommunications major who held an internship with the Miami Dolphins, help market the product, design websites and produce artwork. Sebastien also drives the companys refrigerated truck to Miami on deliveries. Right now, the family puts out about 3,000 meals per week. Their production capacity could reach as many as 6,000 meals per day, which is the goal, Dr. Saitta says. Were living the American dream, and if were going to do something we want to do it big, he adds. The patriarch of the family, he runs six miles a day and made the comment on his recent 64th birthday, as the family motored toward Fort Lauderdale for a short celebratory cruise to the Bahamas, part of their work hard but play hard lifestyle. Although initially they tried to rely on food from the fields of Collier County, now they use flash-frozen organic vegetables from Oregon and Washington, in part because no local organic farmers have operations that can meet the companys needs year-around, Ms. Saitta says. At first they marketed their products only to hospitals, offering an option to the standard fare found in many institutions. Dr. and Mrs. Saitta even offered cooking classes to help his patients an original and hands-on approach to medical care. But his notion for food production in a large way came with the realization that patients wanted the food without having to put in all the time finding it, preparing it and cleaning up after it, he says. The marketing approach fit hand-inglove with Dr. Saittas own experience and expertise. As a young man, he graduated from culinary school in Grenoble, France, and started a career in the high-end hotel business before deciding to enroll in medical school. He is also a member of the American College of Nutrition, an ardent proponent of dietary preventive care in the fight against diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other diseases, and the author of a cook book, Eat Right, Live Right, The Mediterranean Way (A Quick Guide To Jump-Starting Your Metabolism, Controlling Your Weight, and Living a Healthy Fulfilling Life). But when hospitals in Collier and Lee counties and elsewhere began to cut their food budgets during the recession, the Saittas shifted gears, Ms. Saitta explains. (They still sell Mediterranean Meals to Miamis Baptist Hospital.) And now theyre bumping elbows with competitors whom Dr. Saitta refers to as the big guys. Some things still dont come easy a niche in Publix supermarkets, for example. Weve been surprised how hard it is to break in there, Ms. Saitta explains. We thought: a Florida-owned company, our product, a natural match. But so far it hasnt happened. Trying to make it happen, with a new career and a thriving new business, is part of the fun, however. When you put your finger in such a huge market, Dr. Saitta explains, the most difficult thing is to get into that market. Suddenly youre competing with giants such as Nestles, and they have priority. But this is why we love it. Now were competing with the big guys.Career changers to the northBill Rogers in Fort Myers and Skip McTighe in Charlotte County are also competing successfully with larger companies by offering good products and willing work attitudes. Mr. Rogers spent eight years as a Lee County sheriffs deputy, then 17 as a truck and car salesman and general sales manager for Bill Branch Chevrolet. But that was then. Now he owns and operates Gulf Coast Palm & Tree Landscape Nursery. What better vocation for a 58-year-old native son, who switched careers for the second time when he hit 50? The money was a hell of a lot better in car and truck sales, but the hours were terrible you worked all the holidays and from dark to dark. It got out of hand, Mr. Rogers recalls. The nursery business, on the other hand, was something his father would have appreciated. Ive always enjoyed it, and my Dad enjoyed working in the yard and planting and trimming. So I grew up with that, he recalls. But now, he jokes, Ive been going downhill ever since. The recession, which some economists claim ended almost 18 months ago, hit Mr. Rogers hardest last summer, when he had to reduce his staff from 11 to six. Supporting the expensive machinery his business requires (a single truck with a forklift can cost $54,000, he points out) became increasingly difficult. As winter approaches, however, business is picking up on his 20 acres, where he produces materials for neighboring communities far and wide: rock, the special soil his company makes, sod, mulch and many trees, from onegallon plants to full-grown specimens. Like Mr. Rogers and like the Saitta clan Mr. McTighe became successful in an earlier career that had absolutely nothing to do with his current incarnation as a Master Crackologist. For years he sold electronic printing equipment, but when he retired and turned 60, eight years ago, he discovered a niche market sealing driveways and pool decks all over Charlotte County. His husband-and-wife business called Concrete Maintenance Systems relies on a product called FlexSeal. My brother found FlexSeal for me it was a product used on airplane runways, and hes a retired airline pilot. It works on any concrete, brick or stucco surface. When it cures, its very difficult to remove the product very difficult, which is why we guarantee what we do for three years. It stays flexible, its paintable and it expands and contracts with the moving of concrete. Its also very hard to work with by itself. So I developed a product called Blue Mist. You spray that on top of crack repairs and you can tool it, he explains. Mr. McTighe tooled the positive energy in his personality to the job, too, working hard to sell himself and his product. Hes kept the overhead down he drives around in an old $1,000 used vehicle, and he and his wife do all the work, operating the business out of their home and the result has been fabulous. Weve done about 1,400 jobs since we started, Ill do 185 jobs this year, and we work two weeks out, now, he says. Not only that, but Mr. McTighe has begun franchising the business and the product, setting others up in the same venture for about $2,500. That includes a training program and enough product to do $3,600 of work, he says. He also helps franchisees write a business plan, do a press release and start marketing themselves. Success is a formula, he insists. And no doubt Mr. McTighes formula would be embraced by the Saittas and by Mr. Rogers and by other career-changers as well. If theres a need, he says, and you have a way of filling it, and youre committed to being successful, and youre honest and straightforward, and you return all phone calls, and you give value for the money, then theres no reason not to be successful. No reason at all. CAREERFrom page 1

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Earl Hodges, Chill Williams and Sam Colding 2. Anne Wynn with grandchildren Michael Wynn andKatie Wynn-Traina and son Jerry Wynn 3. Rob Murchison, Patti Lewin and Chris Turner 4. Michael Wynn, Lois Bolin and David Algerian 5. Christine DePasquale, Judy and Dave Bishop 1. Nancy Dagher, Linda and Earl Zellen and Lois Thome 2. Jack Richards, Doug Burke, Don Shapiro and Andy Baldwin 3. Katherine Sullivan, Bob Wolfe and Stephanie Jepsen 4. Kevin Klimek and John Kerschner 5. Joanne Wyss and Ilene Leff 6. Jay and Dee Shaplow and John HannszVIP grand reopening of Wynns Sunshine Ace Hardware Youre My Hero, a luncheon for Immokalee Housing & Family Services CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 5 2 3 1 3 4 5 6 2


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 BUSINESS B9 1. Frank Dobo, left, presents a plaque to Frank Halas 2. Courtney Barton and Sean Morton 3. Donna Reed Caron and Elizabeth Hull 4. Donna Fiala, Andrew and Phyllis Evva 1. Jenny Foegen and Lori Bassano 2. Mike Carey and Megan Quinn 3. Jessica James, Jan Soderquist and Dani Taverna 4. Tim Tillapaugh, Bill Barnett and Don Hunter 5. Linda and Bob Jack 6. Eric and Trisha Borges 7. Reg Buxton and Charlie Connolly 8. Peter and Mary CinaN.A.P.L.E.S. Group hears from Thomas Golisano NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 4 3 A tribute to Frank Halas at the Hungarian American Club12 5 3 4 67 8

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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest presented its 2010 Design Awards for architectural achievements by chapter members and advocates during a celebration Nov. 12 at Miromar Design Center in Estero. The chapter has more than 200 members from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. The 2010 awards for Built Excellence, Unbuilt Design and Architectural Graphics were juried by Roney Mateu, AIA, president and director of design at Mateu Architecture Inc., based in Palmetto Bay, Fla., and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, of Coral Gables, Fla. Mr. Mateu was also the keynote speaker at the awards presentation. BUILT EXCELLENCE Merit Award in Architecture for Interiors Project: Advanced Medical Center, Naples Firm: PK Studios Inc., Naples Project designer: Denise Coutoure Cowell, ASID, LEED AP Client: Advanced Medical Center Built Merit Award in Architecture-New Work Commercial Project: Northwest Regional Library, Cape CoralAward-winning designsPremier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. has affiliated with the Sothebys International Realty brand and will operate as Premier Sothebys International Realty. The announcement was made by Scott Lutg ert, chairman of T he Lutg ert Companies and founder of Premier Properties. This is a long-term strategic m ove, Mr. Lutg ert says, adding Premier Sothebys International Realty will continue to be a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lutgert Companies. This represents a union of complementary strengths. The addition of Sothebys International Realtys services will expand our reach through the global resources of a legendary brand, including the most widely viewed showcase of distinguished properties, in print and online, in the world. Premier Commercial, the commercial real estate operation of Premier Properties, will be spun off into a separate entity. Tom Bringardner, president and CEO of Premier Properties, will serve as CEO of Premier Commercial, which will not be part of the Sothebys International Realty brand. He will also become a vice president of The Lutgert C ompanies. Premier Properties has also acquired a majority interest in Signature Sothebys International Realty, which operates real estate offices in Sarasota and Venice. Signature Sothebys International Realty will continue to operate in Sarasota and Venice as Signature Sothebys International Realty under the leadership of Judy Green, the current president and CEO who will also serve as president and CEO of Premier Sothebys International Realty. Prior to owning and operating Signature Sothebys International Realty, Ms. Green was COO for ERA Real Estate, which has more than 38,000 sales associates. She has also served as senior vice president and Chief Administrative Officer of NRT, LLC and as president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida. Premier Properties announces Sothebys affiliationAIA recognizes area architectural achievementsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE AIA, B17 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY RENDERINGCollier County kayak pavilionSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOl at Lely Resort is kicking off the season in style, opening new model homes and decorating a total of six models in holiday fashion. Visitors will also enjoy cookies and soft drinks as they tour the homes and can place bids on the Christmas trees they see. Proceeds from tree sales will be donated to the Collier Building Industry Associations toy drive for children in Immokalee. It is a wonderful cause, says Tim Clark, vice president of sales for Lely Resort. Holding a silent auction of these trees will mean children will have toys they might not otherwise have had sitting under their own trees waiting for them to open, and the high bidders will get to take home a beautifully decorated tree ready for the holidays. The three new models join six existing furnished models in Ol, where prospective homebuyers can see two casitas, two flats, three townhomes and two split-level townhomes. The three new models a flat, a townhome and a split-level townhome all have interior designs by Edgar and Tiffany West of West Design & Interiors Group. Holiday decorations in the models are by Merida Hines of the North Naples Christmas Shoppe. Stock Construction is also offering a holiday gift to homebuyers in the form of savings of up to $10,000 in new home purchases in Ol, where prices begin in the $190,000s. Buyers can use the $10,000 toward luxury options and upgrades or toward closing costs. The Lely Resort Sales Center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit www. new models, holiday dcor greet Lely Resort visitors COURTESY PHOTOConditioned Air COURTESY PHOTOA casita in Ol at Lely Resort




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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 REAL ESTATE B17 U Pbtn Nftr Bbnf St thefosterteam@comcast.netBridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster(239) 253-8002(239) 594-2209Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #6033+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $695,000 West Bay Club 22129 Natures Cove Ct.Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $349,000 Anchorage at Vanderbilt 12945 Vanderbilt Dr. #306Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 Bay Forest, Bermuda Bay II 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #303Top: LOA of 125'/24' $1,349,000 Bottom: 32'x14'x4', permitted for vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Top: Old Naples Seaport Bottom: Marina Bay ClubFURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $247,000 Spring Lakes 11600 Red Hibiscus Dr. Well maintained, new A/C,carpet, paint, lake view, 3/2. $239,900Laurel Oaks, S. Ft. Myers 5769 Elizabeth Ann WayAMERIVEST RealtyEstate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 Pine Ridge 60 North Street10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Livingston Woods 6520 Daniels Rd.Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Mediterra 15204 Medici Way4+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,290,000 Audubon 148 Chesire Way5104Sf, 4+den, private estate pool home. $1,795,000 Audubon 345 Chancery Circle NEW LISTINGFirm: BSSW Architects Inc., Fort Myers and Naples Project architect/designer: Ken Lamers, RA/Angi Flett-Lamers Client: Lee County Board of Commissioners Built Merit Award in Architecture in Restorations and Additions Project: Conditioned Air, Naples Architect/firm: PK Studios Inc. Client: Conditioned Air UNBUILT DESIGN Unbuilt Honor Award (The Highest Award) in Architecture Project: Ivey Lane Community Center, Orlando Firm: Architects Unlimited, Naples Client: Orlando Housing Authority Unbuilt Merit Award in Architecture Project: Attainable & Sustainable, Naples Firm: PK Studios Inc. Project architects: Brandt Henning, AIA, LEED AP, and Michaela Reiterer Client: Ranton Development C.Z. Unbuilt Merit Award in Architecture Project: The Franklin Shops, Fort Myers Firm: Architecture Inc., Fort Myers Project architect: Ted Sottong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Client: Rene Miville ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS Award of Honor Project: Collier County kayak pavilion Firm: PK Studios Inc. Project architect: Brandt Henning, AIA, LEED AP Client: Collier County Parks and Recreation In addition to the above, the local chapter presented five AIA Honor Awards for 2010: Associate Member Individual Honor Award: Christopher Ressler, Assoc. AIA; Architecture Inc. Individual Honor Award: Brad Schiffer, AIA; Taxis Inc., Naples Firm of the Year: Architecture Inc.; Ted Sottong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Allied Member of the Year Honor Award: Maggie Le Blanc; B-AG Contract, Fort Myers Builder Award: Bart Zino; PBS Construction, Naples Presidential Awards were presented by Joyce Owens, AIA RIBA, 2010 president of AIA-Florida Southwest, for dedication and service to the chapter and profession, to: Claude Pullen AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP; and to Toni Ferrell, Registered Architect, LEED AP The mission of AIA Florida Southwest is to orchestrate and unite the architects of Southwest Florida to promote the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building; to coordinate the building industry and architectural firms to ensure the advancement of building standards; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society. For more information, visit AIAFrom page B11 COURTESY PHOTOThe Franklin Shops in downtown Fort Myers


e symbol of local knowledge 4246 Cutlass Ln One and one-half lots setting, southwest exposure. 184 on Cutlass Pass. Mature trees and landscaping. Deep water, quick access, no bridges to the Gulf. 4+Den/3.5 (H5175) Don Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 4201 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1601 Luxurious & elegant professionally decorated beachfront condo. Southern end unit w/panoramic views of Gulf & night light of the city. 3+Den/3.5 (C6781) Douglas Treadwell, 919-2002, Chuck Felix, 213-8878 3300 Gin Ln Situated on Smugglers Bay, this charming 4 bedroom homes oers beautiful sunsets with its Western exposure. 4/3 (H5039) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 75 East FABULOUS describes how BRAND NEW & RENOVATED come together. One large estate can easily be separated into TWO. Hurricane rated windows, door. 6/5 (H4856) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 26436 Brick Ln Tropical paradise found! Courtyard home amplied on extra lg home site. Glass walls allows the outdoors in. Spacious oor plan allows for entertaining galore! 3+Den/4.5 (H5314) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 1260 Tuna Ct 2BR/2BA home on corner lot w/intersecting deep water canals to accommodate multiple watercraft. Open great rm/kit, 3 car gar. 2/2 (H5302) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 176 Collier Blvd S, #1007 Beautifully decorated condo w/spectacular views & many upgrades. Granite, stainless, designer furnishings & more. Enjoy views from balconies o of every room. 3/3 (C6973) Natalie Kirstein, 784-0491 163 Cheshire Way 15th Fairway of Audubon CC! Open home featuring 20x40 lap pool. Woodland setting amidst a chorus of birds year round. For serious swimmers & nature lovers. 4+Den/3.5 (H5334) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 3321 5th Ave SW Weber Woods area. CBS one level home w/hurricane protection, 3,500 sq ft, salt water pool & spa, gas cooking. Chefs kitchen w/ granite countertops. 2.5 acres. 4+Den/4 (H5347) Karyn Samuel, 537-3732 8768 Hideaway Harbor Ct Unparalleled property. Over 3200 sq ft living area w/private boat dock on quiet Cul de Sac overlooking a serene lagoon with oversized pool w/spa & wading area. 4+Den/4 (H5359) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 555 5th Ave S #PH4 e Grand Penthouse East. Strong value, real asset, close to the beach. Nestled away from the others and oers elegant living at tree top level. 2+Den/2 (C5120) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 9146 Troon Lakes Dr Delightful spacious pool home with private setting, mature landscaping. Plantation shutters, electric storm shutters, 2 car garage. 3/2 (V1451) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 4740 Cerromar Dr Well maintained Franklin model. Pool, hurricane shutters, pillared columns. Bundled golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Seller oers a 1 year HO Warranty! 2+Den/2 (H5345) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 1856 Seville Blvd, #1321 2nd oor lake view condo, spacious rooms, formal dining room. Two private guest rooms w/full baths, open den plus power chair lift. 3+Den/3 (C6881) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 4191 Bay Beach Ln, #252 SPECTACULAR water views for a bargain price!!! Watch dolphins & manatees meander in Estero Bay from every room in your home! 2/2 (C6086) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 7431 Bella Lago Dr, #344 Top Floor Corner Penthouse with all the bells! See the pool, the Gulf, the lake and MORE! Furnished, shuttered, and 2 CAR A/C GARAGE. 3/2 (C6987) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 11360 Reection Isles Blvd One of a kind Tuscany-Platinum former model story w/lake views. Professionally decorated w/every possible appointment, right down to game room w/pool table. 4+Den/3 (H5036) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 4182 Bay Beach Ln, #776 CORNER residence in WATERFRONT condo-never lived in. SW exp w/Gulf views! Short sale priced $400K under what seller paid-WOW! 3/2 (C6326) Heather Wightman, 450-1891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 1916 Seville Blvd, #1912 If ambiance, tranquility & view are of importance look no further. 1st coach home is elegantly appointed. Bamboo rs. In heart of Pelican Marsh w/new appls. 3/2 (C6936) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 7930 Estero Blvd, #308 Would you like a little sand with your sun? Heres the place for you! Furnished and ready to enjoy ... or make some income tenants are booked JanMarch. 2/2 (C6885) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 1524 Pacaya Cv Paradise Found! One of the nest lots, PRIVATE lake views, southern exp. & lush landscaping, LARGE heated pool, Sunny high windows, tile throughout. 3+Den/2.5 (H5056) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 1065 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #302 If you are searching for an affordable condo on the beach, your search is over! 1st floor condo steps from the white sands of the Gulf. Close to downtown Naples. 2+Den/2 (C6976) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 6525 Valen Way, #201 Southern exp 1450sf condo. Light & bright. Newly renovated kitchen w/granite & new cabinets. Pelican Bay oers beach, world class tness ctr & 18 tennis crts. 3/2 (C6853) Douglas Treadwell, 919-2002, Chuck Felix, 213-8878 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diag, wood in den, granite in kit. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 4141 Bay Beach Ln, #433 Super view and value come together in this waterfront beauty! Water, water, water and boating, beaching, shopping, dining, walking, biking its ALL here!! 2+Den/2 (C6034) Heather Wightman, 4501891, Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Price Reduced! Bayside bch retreat! Updated open plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 TA, carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Bch. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 11346 Reection Isles Blvd Move right in to professionally decorated & furnished former model home. Everything you could want including game room on 2nd level, mstr on 1st & family rm! 4+Den/2.5 (H4944) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 9085 Spring Run Blvd Furnished end residence. Pool, spa, upgraded fans and xtures, new carpet, new roof, golf course and lake view. Bundled golf. 2+Den/2 (V1427) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 26464 Doverstone St Like new with all the bells and whistles. Seller needs to move west, so why wait to have something built when this home has everything ready to go. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONNOVEMBER 18-24, 2010Theyve got legs!And reviewer Nancy Stetson says The Rockettes know how to use them. C8 Whatll it be?A peek at some auction lots from the 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival. C16 This Christmas Carol promises a Dickens of a time Packed with passionAnd Then There Was One tells the complex story of a kidnapping. C25 NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART UNVEILS LOUISE NEVELSONS DAWNS FORESTIntowoodstheBY PEG GOLDBERG LONGSTRETHplongstreth@ COURTESY PHOTOLouise Nevelsons Dawns Forest at the Phil Louise Nevelson supervising an installation, 1986Charles Dickens himself or at least an actor who plays him takes the stage during The Naples Players production of the beloved holiday classic, Dickens A Christmas Carol, Nov. 24 through Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. The company presents the adaptation written by award-winning author John Jakes (the North and South Civil War trilogy and the eightvolume Kent Family Chronicles). An avid Dickens fan, Mr. Jakes wrote the author into the scripts so that he interacts with the audience, narrates and assumes certain character roles throughout the 90-minute production, providing both insight and comic relief. The adaptation also includes an original song, God Bless Us Everyone, which Mr. Jakes wrote with Tony-nominated composer Mel Marvin, and a slightly different treatment of the four ghosts Marley, past, present and yet to come. Mr. Jakes has been described as the WITH PERMISSION OF GEORGIA PACIFIC LLCT WAS UNDER WRAPS FOR MONTHS, THE windows covered with paper to prevent people from looking in as a transformation and subsequent installation was taking place. The Jay & Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art has reopened with the unveiling of Louise Nevelsons Dawns Forest. You sense its monumental presence the moment you walk through the Albert Paley gates into the museum courtyard adjacent to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. You sense it, also, from the moment you exit the side doors of the Phil.ISEE FOREST, C4 SEE CAROL, C4 COURTESY PHOTODustin Schlairet and Meredith McLoughlin as party guests and Bob Garnett as Scrooge. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY kdithi 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

PAGE 57 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 In Gambia, a tiny country of 2 million along Africas western coast, the president has caused quite a scandal. Im not talking about his cure for AIDS the herbal tonic and body rub he developed three years ago or that he rounded up more than 1,000 people last year in a nationwide witch hunt. Even the fact that hes trying to have himself crowned king hasnt caused the same controversy. This past summer, President Yaya Jammeh took a second wife. Under Islamic law, men are allowed multiple wives as long as they can support them equally. West African men often exercise this privilege, and a second wife is an important status symbol for those in the highest political office to the toothless taxi drivers. For the wives, though, its a different story. By the time a husband has enough assets to justify a second spouse, he and his wife are advanced in age. The new wife is frequently a youthful addition, a sweet young thing to complement her older husband. Mr. Jammeh, like his first wife, is in his mid-40s. His new wife is 20. Although the original wife typically has primacy in these arrangements she was there first, Two spouses not always twice the fun ArtisHENDERSON after all she is not fresh-faced like the new wife. Years of toil have made her hard. If you ask her about her new household arrangements, she will often confide to you in tears. Even if the practice is widespread, she is still devastated. No one likes to be replaced. Like many Westerners, I shake my head at the two-wife concept. How can multiple women be married to the same man? There is hardly enough to go around as it is. But then I think: Do we do things so differently? Half of all American marriages end in divorce, and our early 40s seem to be the prime time for a breakup. Mr. Jammeh and others like him are following the same pattern we follow in the states. The difference, though, is that instead of setting his first wife free, he keeps her around. While the husband enjoys his new injection of life, the wife is stuck with the same old ball and chain. Shes still cooking and cleaning and taking care of a man who, like her, has lost his youthful glow. In moments of levity, I imagine a scenario where wives have the option of a second spouse. I like to think of the first husband as a kind, amenable man. A good father; a breadwinner. Then I imagine the new husband: young and buff, possibly tanned; a plaything. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSasking for a beer. His laundry tumbles in the dryer. The new husband a boy, really is on his way out the door. He wants to know when dinner will be ready. Perhaps its a blessing, then, that women are only allotted one husband. The wife carries a heavy enough load as it is, without having to shoulder another spouse even if he is young and buff. But in my darker moments, I imagine a second, equally likely scenario: The first husband stretched out on the couch, her about her new house n ts, she will often confid e Even if the practice is is sti ll d evastate d N o ep laced W esterners, I shake my w ife conce p t. How can b e marrie d to t h e same h ar dl y enou gh to g o B ut th e n I think: D o o differentl y? Half marriages end in r ear l y 40s seem t ime f or a breaku p others like him are m e pattern we fol e thou g h, is that g his f irst wi f e f ree, o und. While the husn ew in je ction of life, the h the same old ball a nd l cooki ng and cleanin g of a man who, like her h ful gl ow f levity, I imagine a sce v es have the option o f I like to think o f d as a kind, A goo d d wing in e n d: f f ; a skin g f or a bee r in the dr y er. The rea ll y is on h H e wants to k no w read y. Per h th a t t e d ca l i husband stretche d out on the couch ...While the husband enjoys his new injection of life, the wife is stuck with the same old ball and chain...


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 C3 Saturday 7:30 11:30 a.m Third Street South Farmers MarketFruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. 320 13th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 263-8881 NAPLES CHARM Bird songs wont be the only sounds visitors will hear at Naples Botanical Garden from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. Thats when the Garden introduces its Jazz in the Garden series with a performance by the Patricia Dean Trio. Sponsored by Key Private Bank and in partnership with Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts, the Garden will host a jazz performance by Naples favorite performers on the third Sunday of each month through April. The concerts will be against the backdrop of the Gardens three newest gardens, which opened earlier this month. Jazz in the Garden is a great combination for the Garden and will be a unique experience for our visitors, says Brian Holley, executive director of the Garden. They can watch the performers set in our new Water Garden from the Great Lawn or appreciate hearing it throughout the adjacent five gardens. At Key, we understand that vibrant communities are driven by more than economics, says Trisha Hare, vice president of Key Private Bank. This is why we are so proud to support Naples Botanical Gardens Jazz in the Garden. Their efforts to connect people by restoring our regions natural habitats help make Naples a better place to live and work. Following the opening concert with The Patricia Dean Trio, Jazz in the Garden will feature: Dec. 19 The Bob Zottola Quartet Jan. 16 The Rebecca Richardson Quartet with Stu Shelton, Dan Heck and Bill Peterson Feb. 20 The Dan Heck Trio with Stu Shelton and Bill Peterson March 20 The Stu Shelton Trio with Don Mopsick and John Lamb April 17 The Lew Delgatto-Dan Miller Quartet with Ron Heffner and Stu Shelton Visitors to the Garden can enjoy Jazz in the Garden concerts for the price of general admission: $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for ages 4-14. Garden members are admitted free. Blankets and chairs will be welcome; food and cocktails will be available for purchase. Naples Botanical Garden consists of cultivated gardens of Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Florida, and a handson interactive Childrens Garden and Water Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats. Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. For more information, visit www. New Jazz in the Garden series begins Sunday with The Patricia Dean Trio

PAGE 59 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 There, an almost surreal visage, towering ever upward inside the museums entrance dome like silent sentinels, is but the first portion of Ms. Nevelsons final commission, which was completed shortly before her death from cancer in 1988, when she was 89 years old. The mega-million dollar exhibit, donated to our museum by its original owners, Georgia-Pacific and Met Life in Atlanta, has been installed in the totally reconfigured entrance to the museum, its massive presence so overwhelming it is difficult to truly appreciate the stark beauty of the 12 creamy white assemblages of balsa and pine.Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) The Russian-born child of a junk dealer, Ms. Nevelson was consumed with making art virtually her entire lifetime and thrived on the aura of eccentricity she clearly delighted in creating. Seeing her face-to-face at a gallery opening in the mid-1980s, how could I not stare, at least briefly, at this skeletally thin woman whose intense eyes were accentuated with a double layer of mink eyelashes? And then there was her other signature: scarves upon scarves woven into a turban-like effect. Fast-forward to the present and to the feeling of near-claustrophia experienced simply by staring at Dawns Forest from outside the dome. I am instantly reminded of one of Ms. Nevelsons most appropros sayings: Greatness breaks laws. She spent her lifetime breaking laws: At a time when women had no value as artists, she proved the naysayers wrong, gathering scrap materials from wherever she could find them and then proceeding to hammer them, carve them, paint them, combine them into sculptural masterpieces. We are fortunate, indeed, to have this forest through which to wander in our museum. My great hope is that someday there can be a larger building to house this important masterpiece and that it will have a walk-around balcony so Ms. Nevelsons pieces can be studied and admired from above as well as at ground level. FORESTFrom page 1 >> Louise Nevelsons Dawns Forest >> What: A new, permanent installation at the Naples Museum of Art >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. >> When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday >> Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for students >> Info: 597-1900 or in the know COURTESY PHOTOVisitors to the Naples Museum of Art last weekend were among the first to see the completed installation of Dawns Forest. master of the family saga and godfather of the historical novel. Six of his books have been turned into TV miniseries, including North and South, the seventh highest rated miniseries of all time. A ghost story, Dickens A Christmas Carol delves into the lonely and miserly world of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited one Christmas Eve by four spirits who force him to reflect upon his life. The Naples Players production will incorporate moving furniture and eerie music and sound effects. Staging the play has challenged the company to introduce first-time special effects to transport ghosts, including a 20-foot spirit of Christmas Yet to Come, says Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan, who directed the world premiere of this adaptation in South Carolina more than 20 years ago. Bob Garnett stars as Mr. Scrooge, and Mark Vanagas is Mr. Dickens. The supporting cast of 35 five local actors ages 7 to 70s assumes more than 100 roles. Performances of Dickens A Christ-CAROLFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOJenna Canfield as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Bob Garnett as Scrooge >> Dickens A Christmas Carol by The Naples Players >> When: Nov. 24-Dec. 19 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $35 adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know mas Carol are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, with a bonus performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. There is no performance on Thanksgiving. Tickets are $35 for adults; $10 for children 18 and under, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 2637990, faxing a request to 434-7772 or visiting


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PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Just for Kicks The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes Christmas through Nov. 28 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www. See review on page C8. Tuesdays with Morrie By Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center through Nov. 21. (866) 811-4111. Regrets Only By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 20. 263-7990 or www. Come Blow Your Horn By The Marco Players through Nov. 21. 6427270 or A Christmas Classic Dickens A Christmas Carol by The Naples Players, Nov. 24-Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. The Andrews Brothers At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or Hairspray At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 278-4422 or Noises Off By the Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 20. 332-4488 or Thursday, Nov. 18 Oh, Baby Baby Basics celebrates the donation of its one millionth diaper at 5 p.m. in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. Entertainment will be by The Seacrest Singers. Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Flamenco Passion with Clarita Filgueiras starts at 7 p.m. Art Walk is free; tickets to the flamenco show are $30 for Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs members/$35 non-members. 495-8989. Free Concert The FGCU Bower School of music presents a symphonic band/chamber ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Book Talk Elaine Newton discusses Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann as the first in this years Critics Choice series at 10 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Discussion will be repeated at 10 a.m. Saturday. 597-1900 or Cheers! The Downtown Naples Association hosts a Wine Tour along Fifth Avenue South from 5:30-9 p.m. 435-3742. Friday, Nov. 19 Fall Festival Covenant Presbyterian holds is Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m., with bounce houses, carnival games, food and more. 926 Trail Blvd. 597-3464. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents Vanilla Sky from 7-9 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or Saturday, Nov. 20 Marco Fun The Marco Island Charity Beach Music Festival runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Marco Island Marriott. The fun includes a skim board competition, a Best Burger in Paradise Contest from noon-3 p.m. and a sunset beach concert from 4:30-9 p.m. followed by fireworks. Critter Blessing St. Pauls Episcopal Church hosts a Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. Pets should be leashed or crated. Enjoy the weekly farmers market from 8 a.m.-noon. 3901 Davis Blvd. 643-0197, ext. 202. Holiday Bazaar The Ladies of St. Agnes hold their annual bazaar and bake Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Youth Chorale The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorale performs from 10 a.m. to noon at Waterside Shops. World of Wine World Market stores in Naples, Estero and Fort Myers hold a free grand wine tasting from noon-4 p.m. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv acts up at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Dinner/show is $29.95; show only is $15. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Senior Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a senior recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building. Free. 590-7851. Sunday, Nov. 21 Bonita Fare The 17th annual Taste of Bonita takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. 949-6262. Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGC presents Gosford Park from 1-4 p.m. at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Big Band The Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058. Sing-Along Voices of Naples presents the eighth annual Messiah sing-along at 3 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. See story on page C14. 455-2582 or www. Jazz It Up Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Band perform at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or In 41 Minutes AIR FARE AS LOW AS $135 BOOK NOW AT 239-403-3020 Daily ights from Naples Municipal AirportCOURTESY PHOTOGuitarist/singer/song writer Jim Hurst performs from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Cover charge is $10. Mr. Hurst will also conduct a workshop for guitar players from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Freds. Cost is $25. 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928 or visit Home Oce Ensembles Library and Murphy Beds Cabinet Storage Systems Custom Closets Media Centers Pre-Holiday Sale Office A BedR 245-7335 A Bed R Ofce-More Efcient Space


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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 >> What: Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes >> When: through Nov. 28 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Cost: $125, $82, $69, $49, $39 >> Info: 481-4849 or in the know When a show possesses staying power and promises a long run, theater people like to say its got legs. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has legs in all meanings of the phrase; the iconic shows been running for decades, and has some of the most famous legs in the world those belonging to The Rockettes. In the touring theater show currently playing at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, there are 18 pairs of legs. Or, as the shows Santa likes to quip, toes a-tappin! I havent seen a Rockettes show since I was a child. But as the opening night performance at the Mann Hall proved, it still has the power to enchant, no matter what your age. And when the show was over, my theater companions were anxious to go home and put up the tree, even though it wasnt even Thanksgiving yet. The two-hour show is an amalgamation of the best scenes from the Rockettess Christmas shows over the years.Marching onSome, such as The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, where the dancers march in stiff-legged precision, have been performed annually since 1933. (The number is even more impressive when you learn that the visors of the soldier caps are worn so low, the dancers cannot see straight ahead and have to determine where they are for the entire number by looking at the floor.) They create pinwheels and various patterns, marching with military precision. And when theyre shot with a cannon at the end, they fall over like a line of dominoes in beautiful slow motion, each locking arms with the soldier in front of her, much to the pleasure of the audience. The show sparkled with electricity and excitement whenever The Rockettes graced the stage. The audience applauded every time they formed their kick line, kicking in perfect uniform precision. Unfortunately, the two-hour show contains more than The Rockettes. Theres a crew of a dozen singers and dancers six men, six women who are choreographed like a s TV Christmas special. Dressed in sweaters and scarves, they dance about with Christmas gifts, causing a fellow theatergoer to comment that it reminded him of an Old Navy commercial. I didnt mind them so much it was fun to hear them sing We Need a Little Christmas and watch them polka about the stage. But and Im sure Im consigning myself to a lifetime of coal at Christmas for saying so things grew really boring whenever Santa was on stage.Ho, ho, humWilliam Thomas Evans, who plays the role, is a realistic Santa; he has the voice and the jolly ho-ho-ho. But he just isnt exciting enough or interesting enough. You could feel the audiences excitement drain every time he came on stage. You could almost see thought-bubbles above everyones head: Where are The Rockettes? Bring back The Rockettes! Of course, they need time to change costumes and rest between numbers. But the Santa material felt more like filler than anything else, as well as a ploy to appeal to children. (One of the unintentionally funny moments of the evening occurred when Santa asked for a child volunteer from the crowd and had them put the houselights up and was faced with an audience full of retirees and senior citizens. Thank God theres a plant in the second row.) In an effort to modernize Santa, he dances disco and hip-hop in a scene called Santas Gonna Rock and Roll. Call me a traditionalist, but I want Santa to be Santa. I dont want to see him doing The Running Man or breaking out in John Travolta-like moves. Things grew worse when Mrs. Claus (Jennifer Simard) became part of the action. Ms. Simard has a great voice, but it felt odd and creepy to see a woman dressed like an old-fashioned grandma wiggle her hips and roll her shoulder suggestively as she belted out Everybodys Waitin for the Man With the Bag. Not that mature women cant be sexy. Far from it. (Just look at Helen Mirren. Or Sophia Loren. Chita Rivera. Tina Turner.) But this just seemed odd and out of character. The performers werent bad. They had great voices. But they had bad material. Every time after The Rockettes would ramp up the audiences energy level, Mr. and Mrs. Claus would come out and dampen the excitement. The Rockettes themselves, even at half the number that perform at Radio City, are stunning.The show opens with Sleighride, in which the dancers are dressed as prancing reindeer with antlers growing out of their derbies and high boots that look like hooves.The Twelve Days of Christmas is another audience pleaser, with The Rockettes tap-dancing their way through the number, acting out each gift, even performing a mini-Swan Lake number for seven swans a-swimming. Its extremely clever choreography. Another highlight is Christmas in New York, with The Rockettes saucily dressed in red velvet Santa jackets with white trim. They somehow possess the ability to look sexy without looking trashy a lost art, these days. The Nutcracker is performed as youve never seen it before, with performers in a variety of bear costumes, from white bears in clown outfits to brown bears in Russian outfits to Pandas in Chinese jackets and hats. Theres even a pink-lipsticked diva bear in a tutu whose haughty sense of entitlement comes through loud and clear. Its a hilarious and well-produced number that reduced every adult in the audience to a child filled with glee. Im There, a number in the second half that gives us multiple Santas, was good but needs better lighting. It wouldve been much more effective to see Santas stepping out from blackness, rather than from behind what were obviously black panels. The sets, for the most part, are superlative, especially the opening scene with a full moon and tall fir trees laden with snow. (But the sets seem to have been scaled down from the New York show: Santas workshop isnt two stories high, and in Christmas in New York, for example, theres no doubledecker bus or videos of The Rockettes dancing displayed on the marquees.)A no-fanfare endingThe show ends with the famed Living Nativity scene, which has been an annual staple of The Rockettess Christmas show from the beginning. Its a tableau with Mary and Joseph, shepherds and the Wise Men, while a narrator reads from Isaiah and the gospel of Luke and recites One Solitary Life. There are even live animals on stage: a donkey, two camels and four sheep.After all the singing about shopping and Santa and the North Pole, the show suddenly turns 180 degrees and focuses on the religious aspect of the holiday, the birth of Jesus.Its such a radical change in tone and material that even for believers, it can feel as if the show comes to a screeching halt. Then, when the nativity scene ends, so does the show; the houselights come on, and the audience seems confused by the low-key conclusion.Bravo!The Rockettes, unfortunately, do not get the well-deserved standing ovation that the audience is dying to give them. That opportunity has come and gone, without the audience even realizing it. So heres the next best thing. As The Rockettes are always seen as a group and not identified or recognized individually, heres a list of all their names: Audrey Douglass, Jenelle Engelson, Mandy Evans-Brown, Lauren Gibbs, Kari Gregg, Erin Elizabeth Harold, Addie Hoobler, Danielle M. Horn, Kara Jones Louis, Bonnie Jordan-Philibert, Amy Klinger, Alli Rae Lehr, Katie Mitchell, Gina Jo Pero, Stacey Pirozzi, Emily Sears, Margaret McPherson, DeMoya L. Watson with swing performers, Nicole Schuman, Carolyn G. Simpson, Alexis Thebolt and Melinda Farrell.Rockettes, you are spectacular dancers and performers, with the enviable stamina of marathon athletes. Thanks for a great show and for putting us in the Christmas spirit.But next time, please convince Santa to stay at the North Pole. ARTS COMMENTARY Theyve got legs. They know how to use them. NancySTETSON COURTESY PHOTOThe Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, where the dancers march in stiff-legged precision, has been performed annually since 1933.


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There are a few laughs, but most of it is mean-spirited, and neither Peter nor Ethan is very likeable. Rated R.127 Hours (James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara) Adventurer Aron Ralston (Mr. Franco) befriends two women (Ms. Tamblyn and Ms. Mara) while canyoneering in Utah. Then his arm gets trapped under and boulder and hes forced to desperate measures to survive. Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) smartly shows off the beauty and vastness of the outdoors, and Mr. Franco brings great energy and sympathetic power to his performance. Based on a true story. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Once Unstoppable does the obvious and actually, you know, involves its main characters in the story, its a solid action thriller. The problem is it takes an hour for this to happen, and by then its too little too late. This is a shame, given that this is the fifth collaboration between Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott (Man On Fire). With Mr. Washingtons notable screen presence and Mr. Scotts trademark hyperkinetic style, we have every right to expect more. Mr. Washington plays Frank, a veteran train engineer working on the Pennsylvania freight lines. Today he is training Will (Chris Pine from Star Trek), a young conductor with family issues. The two engage in typical guy talk and waste a lot of time as Mark Bombacks script keeps them apart from the action with nothing interesting to do or say. Meanwhile, 200 miles away from the big movie star main characters, dramatic things happen: Two idiot yard workers (Ethan Suplee and T.J. Miller) are told to move the 777, a 39-car, half-mile-long, toxic chemical-carrying train, because some school kids are coming to visit. Should be simple enough, but when one of them gets off to take a short cut, he accidentally leaves the train in full throttle and get cant back on. Oops. So now the unmanned train is speeding toward another train full of school kids and a big curve in an industrial city, where it will likely derail and destroy everything in sight. Back to the school kids. As the 777 and the train with the kids speed toward one another and are about to collide, director Mr. Scott had a chance to create a scene of genuine tension and suspense. Instead the scene ends far too quickly, and feels like a missed opportunity to get the audience emotionally invested in the danger the runaway train presents. This is especially worth noting because all the action scenes are this underwhelming except for the finale, which is exhilarating. Expectedly, best efforts are made to stop the train. Yardmaster Connie (Rosario Dawson, playing the token tough female character in this mans world) disagrees with every decision a railroad exec named Galvin (Kevin Dunn) makes. Ill let you guess if the blue-collar worker or corporate bigwig ends up being right. Eventually, Frank decides to put his vast experience to use, and once he does the movie gets better. Too bad it takes an hour for this to happen. Why Unstoppable would keep Frank and Will away from the main storyline for so long is anyones guess, but because it does and the rest of the movie is filled with clichs and poorly edited action, this is one train youll want to miss Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS UnstoppableIs it worth $10? No >> Unstoppable was inspired by true events. In Ohio in May 2001, an unmanned train that had 47 cars went 66 miles before two employees used their own train to catch up to the runaway, slow it down, climb aboard and stop it. in the know danHUDAK Growing up in Italy, my Nonna made the best Carpaccio in town. Ive captured the essence. 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C14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THANKSGIVING! Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Naples Princess. Relax this Thanksgiving. Treat you and your family to a cruise and traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the water! e es parn cookin, n me !Thursday, November 25, 2010 Early Dinner: 12-2pm Sunset Dinner: 4:45-6:45pm $55.95* per adult $27.95* per child Call (239) 649-2275 for 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 Voices of Naples, with professional soloists and a chamber orchestra, presents its eighth annual Sing-Along Messiah at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. This is the first performance of the ensemble under the direction of Douglas Renfroe as artistic director; he has been the bass soloist for Sing-Along Messiah for several years. He has performed leading roles with the Boston, Washington and Sarasota opera companies and was soloist and director of the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters. Guest vocalists for the Sing-Along Messiah will be soprano Johanna Fincher, mezzo-soprano Melissa Vitrella and Robert Beane. Lavon Mattson is the accompanist for Voices of Naples. Guests are welcome to bring a score (or rent one for $1), take a seat and sing along to the magic of the Messiah. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, call 455-2582 or visit www. Add your voice to Sing-Along MessiahHOLIDAY FARE Third Street South ushers in the holiday season with the Festival of Lights beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, when music and bells will resound from every courtyard and plaza. At 5:45 p.m., Santa, the Fairy Snow Mother and Snow King and Queen will begin a short procession from Broad Avenue to 13th Avenue, where Mayor Bill Barnett will throw the switch to light the tree at 6:20 p.m. As the lights come on, the Fairy Snow Mother will summon her powers and bring snow flurries to Third Street South. A second snowfall will begin at 8 p.m. Santa will have to depart for the North Pole at 9 p.m. Hell be back on Christmas Eve, of course, and until then the holiday spirit will thrive on Third Street South, with a snow show at 7:30 p.m. every evening Tuesday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Nov. 27 (no show on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25). From 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, enjoy the music of Sound Check, Alan Darcy and Sistas. During the same time Wednesday, Nov. 24, hear Alan Darcy and Chris Workman. Fridays entertainment will be by Patchouli, Jessie Michaels Cohen and Sound Check. Sistas, The Dick Gullo Band and DejaVu will perform on Saturday, Nov. 27. Tree lighting, snow shows and more make Third Street South holiday centralRENFROE VITRELLA BEANE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 A&E C15 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 Mon. Fri.: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade showroom hours vary on Saturdays. Please call for specific showroom hours. (239) 390-5111 Located at 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples & Ft. Myers across from Miromar Outlets Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. F or a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter.comCampion PlattCampion A. Platt, New York Made to Order: A Bespoke Approach to DesignAn engaging conversation and visual presentation reveals Campion Platts creative process, inspiration and valuable tips. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010 2 p.m. Free and Open to the PublicWhether he is designing a custom residence, a home-away-from-home boutique hotel, or a line of furniture or textiles, Architectural Digest magazines Top 100 interior designer Campion Platt has one thing in mind: luxury. His holistic approach creates highly personalized spaces making him a favorite of celebrities including Al Pacino, Meg Ryan, Conan OBrien, Jay McInerney and socialite Anne Hearst. Platts new luxe-green eco designs will be featured in the Hamptons Cottages and Gardens magazines Idea House in the Hamptons, Long Island, NY. Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, November 26 by calling (239) 390-8207 or e-mail book signing to follow his presentation will celebrate Platts recent book Made to Order.Campion PlattMIROMAR DESIGN CENTER PRESENTSTHE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIESIts beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with Ol Blue Eyes at The Norris Center, where Ray Livosi presents A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-4. Mr. Livosa embraces the essence of Mr. Sinatra and delivers a heartwarming show of Yuletide favorites with swagger and in a booming, velvety voice. So have yourself a merry little Christmas now, baby! Tickets are $25. Call 213-3058. Its a Sinatra holiday at The Norris CenterNaples Ballet Inc. is warming up for its holiday performances of The Nutcracker set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Gulf Coast High School. The production will feature many esteemed Neapolitians, including area cheerleaders, policemen and nurses, as well as professional guest dancers from New York and Arizona. Mayor Bill Barnett will have a cameo role in the first act of the Sunday afternoon performance, appearing as a parent visiting the Silberhouse familys Christmas party, where young Clara receives the gift of the toy Nutcracker that inspires her dream and consequently the remainder of the ballet. Tickets range from $10 to $30, with discounts available to groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 7321000 or The Naples Ballet is a nonprofit company administered by a volunteer board of trustees dedicated to providing the art of ballet as a component of education and promoting cultural enrichment and awareness of the art of dance within the Naples community. The company offers free professional instruction through scholarship funding and serves as a training ground for local dancers considering careers in dance and related fields. Locals will take their turn in Nutcracker


C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL The 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction holds the promise of acquiring rare vintages and unique and unforgettable wine country experiences around the globe. Of the 70 lots to be auctioned during the Jan. 28-30 event, the majority feature very special wines and trips donated by renowned vintners and private collectors. Im betting wine connoisseurs will be thrilled at the prospect of owning a 3-liter bottle of Petrus or the very rare opportunity to obtain one-ofa-kind, large-format bottles from Cos dEstournel, one of the top Bordeaux producers, says Scott Lutgert, vintner lot chairman and trustee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festivals founding organization. For U.S. wine lovers, we have impossible-to-obtain bottles paired with Napa-style luxury vacations made very personal by the vintners participation. Theres also a phenomenal Shafer Vineyards lot with a complete vertical of Hillside Select. You cant find these wines and experiences anywhere else, and at the festival, the proceeds are all for charity. Here is a sampling of wine lots to be offered at the 2011 festival. Descriptions of all auction lots are posted at www. Lot 2: A remarkable collection of 28 Magnums, one from each of the festivals participating vintners. Lot 9: Some of Burgundys best in a bakers dozen donated by The Rusty Staub Foundation. Among the 3-liter bottles are a 2006 Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault Perrires Premier Cru and 2006 Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru. Lot 13: Three 6-liter big reds from Torbreck, widely viewed as the benchmark vineyard of Australias famed Barossa Valley. Lot 22: Four Magnums of prized Colgin Cellars IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine along with dinner for eight with Ann Colgin (a California cultwines pioneer) and Joe Wender at one of the worlds top restaurants, Per Se in New York City. Lot 26: The ultimate Pinot Noir experience at Domaine Serene. The lot includes four 3-liter bottles of 2005 Domaine Serene Monogram Pinot Noir and 12 assorted bottles of Domaine Serene. The winner and seven guests will stay three nights at the vineyards luxurious bunkhouse, enjoy a barbecue at vintners Grace and Ken Evenstads home, a helicopter tour of the estate vineyards and surroundings, and a tasting in the private barrel cellar. A grand finale dinner will be prepared by Chef Gabriel Rucker at Le Pigeon in Portland, Ore.Fine wines will see their time at 2011 winter wine festSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE WINE, C17 MILA BRIDGER / COURTESY PHOTOSVolunteers who worked on the 2010 Naples Winter Wine Festival enjoyed an al fresco luncheon at Waterside Shops on Nov. 11 as a thank-you from festival trustees. 1. Chuck and Shirley Satiritz 2. Laryssa Temple and Orysia Fisher 3. John Baron, Rosie Alfaro, Chirichella and Ann Bain 4. Cynthia and Bruce Sherman12 3 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 A&E C17 NAPLESPHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA performsWindbornesMusicof GuestConductorBrentHavens, vocalistRandyJacksonand afullrockband!Tuesday,December7,8p.m.Startingat$60 PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS,call (800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBoulevard,NaplesHours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m. GreatHolidayENTERTAINMENT ATTHEPHIL!3REDNECKTENORSChristmasSPEC-TAC-YULE-ARThisconcertisperformedbythe samegreatcastof 3RedneckTenors ANewMusicalAdventure real-life Broadwayandoperastarswhoserve upadeep-friedfestofmusicaldelights, includingfamiliarholidaysongs,seasonal spoofsandafewsurprises!Friday-Saturday,December3-4, 6&8:30p.m.Startingat$45 HOLIDAYPOPS!BroadwaystarJanHorvathsingswiththeNAPLESPHILHARMONICORCHESTRAStuartChafetz,conductorPhilharmonicCenterChoraleandPhilharmonicYouthChoraleJamesCochran,directorofchoralesThisprogramcapturesthemanymoodsoftheseasonjoy,beauty,reverence,good cheer.Selectionswillinclude CaroloftheBells,DeckTheHalls,OTannenbaum your favoritecarolsandmore!AlsolookforspecialappearancesbySanta&Rudolph!Thursday-Sunday,December16-19,8p.m. MATINEE:Saturday,December18,2p.m.Startingat$47adult,$22student CriticsChoiceELAINE NEWTONLifelongLearning BookReviewCommentaryon exciting&important contemporaryfictionLettheGreatWorldSpin byColumMcCannSaturday,November20,10a.m.$32 AnEveningwithGARRISONKEILLORDontmissoneofAmericasgreatstorytellers andhumorists!Keilloriswellknownforhisradio program APrairieHomeCompanion andforhis folksy,entertainingconcertperformances.Wednesday,December15,8p.m.Startingat$59 ThebestNewYearsEvepartyintown!PAULANKAandmembersofthe NAPLESPHILHARMONICORCHESTRAFriday,December31 EarlyShow:6p.m.Horsdoeuvres&ChampagneReception onehourbeforetheperformanceLateShow:9:30p.m.Dessert,Coffee&ChampagneReception immediatelyfollowingtheperformance Startingat$129 Lunch Menu Under $107 Days A Week HAPPY HOURWeekdays 4-7pm NAPLES 11965 Collier Blvd. #1 (239) 352-1242 BONITA 26801 S. Tamiami Tail (239) 948-9700 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 Lot 31: Dubbed the Perfection Lot, it consists of 100 bottles that are rated 100 points by either Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator. Lot 39: A complete 25-year vertical of Shafers Hillside Select, plus 24 bottles of Hillside Select Silver Anniversary Sensation when released in 2013. Full access to Auction Napa Valley for two couples, three nights at Meadowood Resort, dinner at the French Laundry and a private winery dinner hosted by Barbara and John Shafer are included. Lot 62: A wine-world gem of the highest magnitude, this lot includes a 3-liter bottle of Chteau Petrus, a 100point wine from one of the most highly coveted estates, paired with a 3-liter, 99-point Dominus, Petrus American winery. To top it off, two couples enjoy a tour and tasting at Dominus Estate and a private estate dinner with Cherise and Christian Moueix paired with wines from their private cellar. Festival backgroundThe Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised $82.5 million for children in need since 2001. The three-day affair includes food and wine experiences for 550 guests. The festival was founded and is hosted annually by trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation. Ticket packages are $7,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a complete schedule and more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit WINEFrom page C16


C18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. 3-Course Dinner FALL SPECIAL $19.10 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Everyday Waterfront Reservations Recommended The last half of the 19th century was a time of creative energy in the United States. Thousands of patents were granted for improvements to household goods, from eggbeaters and apple peelers to vacuum cleaners. Other traditional designs were improved, like the dining-room table that was originally just a rectangular slab of wood held by a trestle or four legs. As early as the 1700s, designers had realized that dining tables could be improved by adding extra leaves held by a swing leg at the end of the table or on a slide attached under the tabletop. By the 1800s, slides were made so table leaves could pop into position when the table was pulled apart. Table legs also were a problem. They were bumped by chairs or human legs, so a single large pedestal with low feet was designed, and for extra-long tables, two or more pedestals were used. Today dining tables are made following rules not considered in earlier times. Tables are made in standard sizes so tablecloths can be mass-produced to fit any table. A table height of 28 inches also is standard to go with the standard chairs seat height of 18 inches. A higher or lower seat is uncomfortable. And most new tables are 42 to 46 inches wide to match the size that fits in the average dining room. There must be room for the table and the position of the chairs on either side when a family sits down to eat. When buying vintage or antique tables and chairs, measure your room and the furniture. If heights or widths are wrong, the set will not be comfortable and may even be too large for your room.Q: My all-white figurine of a rearing horse with its front legs on a column is marked Kent Art Ware Japan. It is 9 inches tall and looks very modern. When was it made?A: You have a piece of Kent Art Ware (KAW), which was made in Japan in the 1920s or s. Kent designs are very Art Deco. David Eaton, a researcher who hosts a website on Kent Art Ware, thinks Kent wares were made at the Moriyama pottery in Japan. Several Japanese-made Westernstyle figurines have been found that are almost identical except for their marks. Noritake apparently commissioned Moriyama to make Kent Art Ware, which Noritake then sold in the United States. Several Japanese companies have made special pieces in the American taste and never sold them in Japan. The name of the brand, Kent, probably was chosen to suggest an American or English company. Most Kent ware is all white. Some pieces are white with added colors on a skirt or leaf. Many resemble pieces made in the Deco style by major German and Austrian potteries. You have a piece of an as-yet-undiscovered terryKOVEL KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Table designs evolved for function and styleSEE KOVELS, C19


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C20 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 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 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? Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University, Toronto, opens the new season of her Critics Choice series in the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education program with a discussion of Colum McCanns novel Let the Great World Spin. Ms. Newton will give her book talk at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Daniels Pavilion and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Hayes Hall. Tickets are $32. The Critics Choice series continues with: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, Dec. 9 and 11; The Blue Notebook by James Levine, Jan. 6 and 8; The Glass Room by Simon Mawer, Feb. 3 and 5; The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, March 10 and 12; and Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson, April 7 and 9. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Brahms Pastoral, the second program in the orchestras Classical Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-4. Music Director Jorge Mester conducts and also delivers his Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. A captivating, pastoral work, Brahms Second Symphony is known for its subtle interplays of lyrical melodies. Very different in mood is Brittens Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, inspired by six British poems on the subject of night. Performing it with the orchestra will be principal horn player Ellen Tomasiewicz and renowned tenor Randall Bills. Opening this eclectic concert is Richard Strauss famous tone poem, Don Juan. Tickets start at $64 for adults and $25 for students. Singing cousins Billy Joe, Billy Bob and Billy Billie celebrate the holidays with down-home country laughs and big-city music in 3 Redneck Tenors: Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. The performance is by the same great cast of Redneck Tenors: A New Musical Adventure. The real-life Broadway and opera stars serve up a deep-fried fest of musical delights, including familiar holiday songs, seasonal spoofs and a few surprises. Tickets start at $45.COMING UP AT THE PHIL NEWTON 3 Redneck Tenors The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra


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C22 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 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.PLAYING THRU NOV. 28 GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE! Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (239) 481-4849 FIFTH THIRD BANK IS THE OFFICIAL BANK OF THE 2010-2011 BROADWAY SERIESKids Save $7!*Call 481-4849 or online @ passcode: KIDSAvailable on select performances; additional restrictions may apply; not applicable on previously purchased tickets. Only 25 Dazzling Performances Remain! VG 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 Live Motown Music Traditionally with Melvin Wed-Mon starting 8:30pm 7 0 0 F i f h A S N F L 3 4 1 0 2 N N l A S A Early Dinner Specials $19.95 daily 5-7pm Lunch Special $11.95 Mon-Sat 11:30-4pmHappy hour 4 -7pm daily Freshest ala carte menu in NaplesSpecials NightlyTRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MENU Vergina proudly presents Bob Zottola Trio Live Jazz Tuesdays at 7pm 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 Everythings coming up orchidsThe Naples Orchid Society meets on the first Thursday evening of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Flower registration is at 6:30 p.m. followed by judging at 7:10 p.m., business meeting at 7:30 p.m. and program at 7:45 p.m. The next meeting is Dec. 2. The society will offer an eight-week course on The Basics of Orchid Culture from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Classes will meet from 10 a.m. to noon in the church gymnasium. Cost is $40 per person for all eight classes. On Friday, Jan. 15, members and guests are invited to board a bus for a trip to the Fort Lauderdale International Orchid Show. Annual membership dues are $30 for an individual or $40 for a family membership. For more information, visit Make a holiday basket with Ikebana Ikebana International Naples Chapter meets from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Members and guests are welcome to attend the workshop on creating a holiday Sogetsu basket arrangement led by Loris Dallal. Bring a basket, kenzan, clippers and your favorite floral and line material. The ginza will have ikebana-related tools and materials for purchase. A members-only tea anniversary tea is planned for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the social room at Park Plaza, 4301 Gulf Shore Blvd. Reservations are required for both of the above events and can be made by e-mailing German American Club celebratesThe German American Club Gemuetlichkeit holds its Christmas dinner dance on Friday, Dec. 3, at St, Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for club members and $30 for guests. For reservations, call 7741582. CLUB NOTES


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FLORIDA WEEKLYA & E TW0 C25Arts & EntertainmentSave the Date Society Cuisine WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 BONITA Burnished Brass nish. Distressed Bronze nish.Colonial BayCabana $199 95Was $49995NOW! $349 95Was $64995NOW! Voted BEST Seafood Restaurant 12 Years In A Row!561-6817772-1060495-1077 www.ShrimpShackUSA.comSouth Fort Myers 561-6817 Cape Coral 772-1060 Bonita Springs 495-1077Florida Weekly15 % gratuity added BEFORE discount. Expires 11/30/10 Not valid with any other coupon or offer. BUY ONE ENTRE GET ONE ENTRE FREEBUY ONE ENTRE AND TWO BEVERAGES AND GET THE SECOND ENTRE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FREE**RESTRICTIONS APPLYSELECT MENU ITEMS ONLY. ASK SERVER FOR DETAILS. COUPON MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF VISIT.VISIT ONE OF OUR 3 GREAT LOCATIONS FLORIDA WRITERS And Then There Was One, by Patricia Gussin. Oceanview Publishing. 312 pages. $25.95. Katie and Scott Monroe, a most loving couple, are well established in their professions Katie as a forensic pediatric psychiatrist, often offering expert testimony in child abuse cases; Scott as a former catcher for the New York Yankees, very popular in the Yankee hierarchy and now running spring training operations in Tampa and working as a television sports personality. The Monroes and their 9-yearold identical triplet daughters are visiting with Katies mother, Lucy, in the Detroit area. A special reason for the trip from Florida is to attend a concert by Scotts sister, Monica, a famous singer. After an outing to a movie theater in a suburban mall with their older cousin, Danielle, two of the girls are suddenly missing. Alex and Sammie went to see one movie, while Danielle had taken Jackie to another and now, with the theaters empty, Alex and Sammie are nowhere to be found. Soon enough, the security officer for the mall is hard at work, and before long an FBI team is involved headed by agent Tony Streeter. Various theories regarding a motive for the abduction are posed and explored as the plot unfolds. Perhaps someone whom Katies testimony had put in jail is acting out of vengeance. Perhaps Maxwell Cutty, a man she is to testify against, is trying to make sure that she doesnt. Perhaps a former boyfriend of Katies has gone off the deep end. Perhaps a bitter baseball player whose career Scott had stalled has it in for him. Or perhaps its simply a kidnap for ransom. After all, the Monroes are fairly well off, and Monica Monroe is a millionaire many times over. Or, since these triplets are the children of an interracial marriage, this could be a hate crime. (Perhaps there is one too many.) As agent Streeter and others investigate, author Patricia Gussin takes us into the minds of possible perpetrators. She does a convincing job of producing their thought patterns, including their whacky self-justifications for perverse behavior. Just as convincing and even more harrowing is the authors presentation of the emotional turmoil the parents go through. Readers cant be sure if Katie and Scott will survive the ordeal. How will the abduction of her sisters affect young Jackie, who is already suffering something akin to survivor guilt? Another psychological thread has to do with agent Streeters fragile family life. His anxiety about his relationship with his own daughters engages his emotions to the point of threatening his composure and effectiveness. Time and again finding himself just a step behind the villain, he seems to be losing his grip, certainly his edge. Streeters self-doubts, in Ms. Gussins hands, help build both sympathy and suspense. The novels various settings in Florida and Michigan are handled with economy, each releasing the appropriate feeling-tones for whats taking place. Each action scene involving vehicular motion (and there are many) has just the right degree of characterizing detail. Ms. Gussin gets these details right without overdoing them. Complex plotting, sure-handed pacing and a grand mix of appealing and detestable characters (wait until you meet Spanky Spansky and an assassin named Vincent) make And Then There Was One an extremely satisfying thriller. The fine differentiation of the triplets personalities and the credible representation of the preteen mind are praiseworthy achievements.As in her first three novels, Ms. Gussin makes good use of her background as a physician and medical researcher. Her interest in family dynamics also links her novels together. Longboat Key, just outside of Sarasota, is one of several residences for the accomplished Patricia Gussin. Learn more about her at packed into a hunt for kidnapped childrenGUSSIN r n p e a li s is thhRdtbifKti h a b h s b a o f E m r G o i d m s T BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly 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 >>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 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 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>>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 by the books om g


C26 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLASSIC CONVEYANCE. TIMELESS ELEGANCE. AND YOUR INVITATION TO VISIT A LEGENDARY PRIVATE CLUB.An extraordinary gathering of those who share a passion for vintage vehicles, yachts and planes in a community as exceptional and rare as the conveyances it honors. EXPERIENCE THREE UNFORGETTABLE DAYS IN ONE UNIQUE PLACE. ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC YACHT RENDEZVOUS CONCOURS DELEGANCE OF AUTOMOBILES ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC AIRPLANE FLY-IN For information and reservations: Thursday, December 2 Sunday, December 5, 2010THE VINTAGE WEEKEND Naples Newest and Best Multi-Dealer Market Place! Shop our HUGE Variety of unique items for that Special Holiday Gift! Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro Zoobilee 2011 will help fund giraffe habitatZoobilee 2011, a gala to benefit The Naples Zoo, takes place from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Special guests will be National Geographic Emerging Explorers Dr. Luke Dollar and Dr. Mireya Mayor and herpetologist and licensed Everglades python hunter Shawn Heflick of the National Geographic Channel. Tickets are $250 per person. For tickets or more information, call 262-5409, ext. 135. Try If the Shoe Fits on for size at Saks Fifth Ave.The eighth annual If the Shoe Fits, a benefit for the Take Stock in Children program of the Education Foundation of Collier County, takes place Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops. About 300 guests will shop, bid on auction items and enjoy food and drink provided by sponsors McCormick & Schmicks and Pinnacle Vodka. Kathleen Passidomo will be honored as the recipient of the Education Foundations 2010 Glass Slipper Award. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 643-4755. Sweet auction helps local charitiesBonita Estero Area Realtors and Mediterra are teaming up for BEARs annual dessert auction from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the clubhouse at Mediterra. All proceeds will benefit area charities. Admission is free for those who RSVP by calling 992-6771. Cost at the door with no RSVP is $20. Attendance is limited to 150 people. For more information, call Emily Fleming at BEAR, 992-6771. Historical society plans holiday gala at Palm Cottage The Naples Historical Society holds its annual Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Presenting sponsor is BNY Wealth Management; additional sponsors are Mary and Stephen Byron Smith, Diana and Don Wingard, Insurance Management Consultants and Juliet Sproul. For more information, call 261-8164. SAVE THE DATE


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C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 5 nt Caribbean fr. $169 7 nt Caribbean fr. $299**Nov Balcony & Bus! 18 Day Roman RenaissanceSail to the Azores, Spain, France & Italy plus 3 nts in Rome! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,699 26 Day Viking Adventure Sail from Copenhagen to Port Canaveral visiting Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Belguim, Portugal & the Azores! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $2,199 Spring Panama Canal Sail Miami to San Diego with a full Panama Canal transit FREE AIR & BUS! 16 days fr. $1,299 15 Day Classic Transatlantic Sail to the Azores, Lisbon, Seville & Malaga plus 1 nt in Barcelona! FREE AIR & BUS! fr. $1,399 Men in Black 239-352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., ~Your personal bakery. ~ ~Cookies and Cakes made to order. ~ ~Hand dipped chocolates, the Best in Naples! ~ Cookies Cakes Chocolates 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda at941-575-2121 Speakeasy will benefit Naples Backyard HistoryNaples Backyard History is planning its first gala fundraiser, The Heritage Ball: A Speakeasy Evening, on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Port Royal Club. Contraband, gambling and the Charleston will be order of the night, all for a good cause. Lavern Norris Gaynor is the events honorary chair. Further details will be published as they become available. In the meantime, call 774-2996 if you just cant wait. Theres Magic in the airMagic Under the Mangroves, the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas seventh annual signature fundraiser, is set for Thursday, March 3, at Cap dAntibes in Pelican Bay. The mangrovefringed property will be transformed into an elegant, tented, eco-chic evening that will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction featuring many one-of-a-kind items and adventures. The Conservancy will also present its prestigious Eagle Award, an honor bestowed annually to a citizen representing leadership in environmental protection and conservation. Last years event raised more than $440,000 to help the Conservancy fund wildlife transport, monitoring water quality and estuary research projects, scholarships for childrens summer camp, satellite transmitters to track sea turtles and interns to support functions across the organization. Northern Trust and Gulf Bay are the presenting sponsors for 2011. Other sponsors include Gulfshore Life magazine, Florida Weekly, the Pelican Bay Foundation, Betty Maclean Travel, Bentley Naples, Comcast, NBC 2 and the Miami Dolphins. Bank of America and U.S. Trust Wealth Management are the sponsors of the 2011 Conservancy Eagle award. A Magic Patron Party, sponsored by BNY Mellon and Continental Construction, will be held Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit www. Ave Maria gala for scholarshipsAve Maria University holds its seventh annual Gyrene Gala on Saturday, March 5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Proceeds will benefit the schools scholarship fund for Marines and combat veterans from all branches of the military who are interested in attending AMU. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, call Dalna Berrios at 280-1523 or e-mail Make sure the Bucket List Bash is on your listThe American Cancer Society presents the first Bucket List Bash to help raise funds and awareness beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. High bidders on an array of creative auction items designed to celebrate life will be able to cross off incredible experiences on their bucket lists. Event chair is Donna Solimene; cochair is Katie Doerr. Tickets For $375 per person will go on sale when sponsorships are sold out. Platinum sponsors to date are Premiere Radiation Oncology, Ms. Solimene and Dan and Katie Doerr. Additional sponsors already signed on are Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Wells Fargo-Moran Edwards Asset Management Group, Arthrex, 21st Century Oncology, Audi Naples and Naples Illustrated. For reservations or more information, contact Kim Azar-Anderson at the American Cancer Society, 261-0337. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ three new gardens at the Naples Botanical GardenHats in the Garden, an evening soiree and more fun 1. Darby Hills 2. Hat-wearing guests file in under the tent for lunch 3. Marissa Hartington and Pamela Fiore 4. Made Wijaya, designer of the Lea Asian Garden 5. Event co-chairs Vicky Smith and Karen Scott 6. Made Wijaya with opening celebration co-chair Leslie Fogg 7. Brian Holley with Kathleen and Scott Kapnick VANESSA ROGERS / COURTESY PHOTOS MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Buy One Lunch or Dinner Get Second One Free With Two DrinksNot valid with any other offer. One coupon per table. 1 2 3 6 7 45


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ A fashion show at Dillards for Baby Basics Stepping out for the Collier County Start! Heart Walk1. Frank and Gina Russen and daughters Mia and Ava 2. Toni Mudd, Lynn Perrina and Sandra Buxton 3. Kara Koulocheras and Pat Jilk 4. Connie Marsocci, Jean Ann Lynch and Cheryl Turner Yneka Brown and Dawna Pipersburg Michelle and Garrett Zech with Dr. Allen Weiss Stephanie Crabtree, Connie Byrne and Martine Land reyCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4


We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Julia and Ericka Basile 2. Lee Tobias and Dorothy Breen 3. Janis and Jean Johnson 4. Jane Chetkowski and Kari Whittemore 5. Kurt and Colleen Kvetko with Miss Olivia on the left and Diva on the right 6. Linda Cole and Sue Koebel 7. Connie Carder and Margaret Russo 1. Marta Frost and Nelly Delgado 2. Lea Doucette and Rob Gaydos 3. Jennifer Mendez and Deborah Weins 4. Sam Michelson, Elaine Dermody and Barbara Rosenberg 5. Ralph Coy, Dede Sweet, Bobby and Diane GoldsboroCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYTea and fashions for Humane Society NaplesAn afternoon at the Naples Yacht Club C HARLIE M C D O NALD / F L O RIDA WEEKL Y 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bobby Goldsboro exhibit opening at Sweet Art Gallery12 7 6 4 3 5 1 3 4 5 2


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Bob and Shirlene Elkins, Sandi Moran and Bruce Nichols 2. Carol Williamson and Cliff Manchester 3. Tony and Lesley Ryan 4. Bill and Barbara Meek 5. Lacey King and Milda Vaivada 6. Regina Korn and Patrick Calman6 (239) 908-2600 6 6 6 6 SHOP ONLINEOR ON THE LOT @ A Short Drive on I-75 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Chaine des Rotisseurs toasts a new seasonA gathering at the home of Shirlene and Bob Elkins 1 3 45 6 2


C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 594-5557The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb; spicy seafood gilani; and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing some nights, which adds another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2008Charlie Chiangs, 12200 Tamiami Trail N.; 593-6688With a stylish dining room, wellrounded wine list and a sampling of Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese fare, Charlie Chiangs isnt your typical Chinese restaurant. Chiangs kitchen seems equally adept at all of the cuisines it turns out. From the sushi offerings, the Mango Tango was a showy and substantive roll, consisting of crabmeat, cream cheese, masago and cucumber topped with chopped teriyaki tuna, fresh mango and avocado. Both the miso and hot and sour soups were worthy renditions. Entrees of shiny slippery shrimp (tempura shrimp in a garlicky vinegar-srirachi sauce), moo shu with veggies and broccoli in garlic sauce were all colorful, well seasoned and properly cooked. Service was fine until the room filled up, then there was a precipitous drop in attention. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2009Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd.; 352-3200Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers makes customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N.; 263-2996 The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food, and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also first-rate was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N.; 263-2996The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food, and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also first-rate was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, 16 varieties of raw oysters, a dozen fresh fish options plus a number of signature dishes, such as banana leafwrapped mahi-mahi and crispy whole snapper. Wine devotees will find a host of interesting selections from which to choose. Every dish is painstakingly prepared and plated, served by a wellinformed staff that fully grasps the definition of good service. In addition to two excellent varieties of ceviche (shrimp with roasted corn and coriander and salmon with sweet chili, almonds and cilantro), we enjoyed the tuna tataki and stone crab claws (in season only). Entrees of Applewood bacon-wrapped grouper balanced salty and smoky flavors with creamy leek fondue and asparagus and red onion confit. The showiest entre was a crispy whole snapper that was perfectly fried and served with tendercrisp vegetables and a light ponzu sauce. Chocolate lava cake and a trio of Key lime desserts finished the meal nicely. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009 PAST REPASTS Outdoor Seating Available s Dine-In Take-Out/Catering 11:30 am-10 pm s Reservation Suggested1/2 price drinks & selected appetizers at the bar, patio & dining s 4:00 pm-6:00 pmHappy HourAN EXTRAORDINARY RESTAURANT OUT OF MANHATTAN1/2 from Florida Weekly, Karen Feldman 14700 Tamiami Trail N. Unit 6 Naples(NEXT TO NAPLES TOMATO)239-254-8973 s 1/2 PRICE BUY ONE LUNCH ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE Dine in only. Cannot be combined with any other o er. Expires 11/30/10 10% 18% gratuity added to check prior to discount. Cannot be combined with any other o ers. One coupon per table. Expires 11/30/10OFFENTIRE BILL Now accepting reservations for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years Day


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Thursday, Nov. 18, all evening, Bleu Provence : The restaurant celebrates the release of 2010 Beaujolais Nouveau by Damien Dupeuble, priced at $7.50 per glass or $32 per bottle; 1234 Eighth St. S.; 261-8239. Friday, Nov. 19, 6-11 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort: Zonta Club of Bonita Springs presents its second annual Glass Slipper Ball, featuring 18 area chefs preparing some of their specialties, as well as dancing, live and silent auctions to benefit women throughout Southwest Florida who are victims of violence; $125, 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples. For tickets, call Flo Rogers at (239) 253-1996 or visit Sunday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Riverside Park: The 17th annual Taste of Bonita features a variety of area restaurants serving up their specialties, along with music and more; admission free, tickets will be sold to use toward food purchases, Old 41 and Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs; 273-7430. Sunday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., Roys: Executive Chef Eric Delano hosts a tapas-style seven-course dinner; $55, 475 Bayfront Place; 261-1416. Reservations required. Monday, Nov. 22, 5-7 p.m., Pure Urban Oasis: Sample a variety of red and white wines from Ferrani-Carano at this tasting at which a vineyard representative will be available to talk about the wines and answer questions; $10 (credited toward the purchase of a dinner entre that evening), Mercato; 5147873. Reservations suggested. Saturday, Nov. 27, 3-5 p.m., Sea Salt: Meet author Colman Andrews, who spent two years observing famed chef Ferran Adrias El Bulli kitchen as well as extensively interviewing him, his family, friends and associates for his book, Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, at this book signing; 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258. Farmers Markets Saturday, Nov. 20 and 27, 7:3011:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, Nov. 20 and 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 40 vendors set up for the North Naples Green Market, with booths offering fresh and organic produce, gluten-free goodies and more; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 594-9358. Submit listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR ma ny p arka s n More often than not, todays restaurants are sleek and contemporary, designed to reflect modern taste and style. That owners Lori and Ben Nelson chose not to do that when they designed Survey Caf is only one reason for which they are to be commended. The caf sits within and around a meticulously restored 1940s-era, woodframe house just off Old 41 on Wilson Street, slightly south of Terry Street, in the downtown area. My dining companion raised a quizzical eyebrow as I turned onto this seemingly residential route, only to raise the other to match it in delighted surprise as we spotted the quaint house, its broad deck outfitted with tables and chairs shaded by large golden yellow umbrellas. A bit of background before we get to the, uh, meat of the story. This Southern caf with old-fashioned charm and free WiFi takes its name from history. In the 1870s, surveyors set up camp in the area near a spring that local Indians believed had healing powers. The site became known as Survey, and the stream that was the source of the spring was dubbed Surveyors Creek. In 1912, investors bought 2,400 acres around Survey and laid out a small town. After determining the name lacked the panache required to attract buyers, they renamed the town Bonita Springs and the body of water became the Imperial River. Now flash forward almost a full century and climb the wooden steps of the little house-turned-caf. At the top of the steps stands a board that welcomes newcomers and instructs them to take a menu, choose any seat they like and head up to the counter to order once theyve decided what they want to eat. That requires going inside where there are a few tables and chairs although it was such a spectacular day, sunny with a gentle breeze, that no one was indoors except the kitchen staff.The menu features an intriguing assortment of dishes, including buttermilk biscuits, alligator cakes, flatbreads, salads and smoothies. There are omelets and breakfast sandwiches earlier in the day and, on Friday and Saturday nights, a slightly expanded menu featuring sliders, shrimp and scallop ceviche and sides such as Southern grits with cheddar, spinach, bacon, tomato and onions with honey balsamic drizzle. Chef John Federici is in charge of the kitchen (you may have tasted his food a while back at Maxwells on the Bay or, more recently, at Wylds Caf).The counter boasts a display area that showcases fresh baked goods, including cookies, little chocolate cupcakes topped with peanut butter icing and Key lime pie. We ordered, paid our bill and settled at an outdoor table to wait. Oldies played on a radio yes, radio station, and a gurgling fountain muted the sound of traffic on Old 41. In just a few minutes, our drinks arrived: a mango madness smoothie ($4.50) and a chai latte (12 ounces, although I failed to note the price). The smoothie was a luscious blend of mangoes and organic juice, banana and organic vanilla yogurt. It was sweet but not overly so, tasting as bright and sunny as the day itself. The chai was creamy, gently spiced and just hot enough. Our sandwiches arrived not long after the beverages. Both the Portobello panini ($9.95) and the Nelsons reuben ($7.95) looked appealing in their simple presentations on a plate with a single side (choices include corn relish, cole slaw and potato salad). The reuben consisted of a thick layer of corned beef (turkey is the other option) topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a thin layer of Russian dressing on lightly toasted marbled rye. Although I prefer the heartier New York style rye bread, this had good flavor. The fillings were good, too, and were applied in moderation so that it was possible to pick up the sandwich without it dripping all over, not an easy balance to achieve. The panini contained a grilled Portobello mushroom along with spinach, brie, roasted peppers, horseradish sauce and a touch of raspberry vinaigrette on pressed ciabatta bread. A little more horseradish sauce would have been nice, but thats a personal preference and may well be just fine as is for someone else. The corn relish contained bits of orange, tomato and parsley, which I liked better than my companion did. The potato salad was creamy, with chunks of red potatoes and onion. We shared a slice of rich Key lime pie, which had an intense lime flavor and a light graham cracker crust. Before we knew it, we were finished with lunch, although we were tempted to order coffee. The caf serves organic, shade-grown, carbon footprint-free, free trade coffee from Grounds for Change. Alas, it was time to return to the real world and a host of weekend chores. The Survey Caf is literally a breath of fresh air at a time when there are so many establishments striving to be hip. Its a peaceful, welcoming spot where the food and the splendor that is Southwest Florida can and do shine. karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Survey Caf melds fresh flavors with tasteful tidbits from yesteryear Survey Caf, >> Hours: Breakfast served 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday; lunch served 10:30-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; dinner served 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday (November through April); brunch served 7:30-3 p.m. Sunday. Note: The caf will close at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, for Taste of Bonita. >> Reservations: Accepted for dinner >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Breakfast, $4.95-$10.95; lunch, $5.50-$9.95; dinner, appetizers, $4.95$8.95, entrees, $$10.50$12.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Tables indoors and on the outdoor deck >> Specialties of the house: Bonitas breakfast wrap, Survey smothered bagel, omelets, veggie wrap, chicken cordon bleu atbread, Grandpas gator cakes, Portobello Panini, smoothies, Key lime pie >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.thesurveycafe.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 10530 Wilson St., Bonita Springs; 992-2233SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor if you go KAREN FELDMEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYA pretty fountain gurgles near tables on the large deck around Survey Caf in Bonita Springs. The classic reuben consists of corned beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, with a side of potato salad. A Portobello panini contains a grilled mushroom, brie, roasted peppers, spinach and sauce, accompanied by a side of corn relish.


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