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ROGER WILLIAMS A4 OPINION A6 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS OF THE WEEK A27 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C26-28 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Town Hall historyDistinguished Speaker Series has strong community roots. A20 Put the kettles onLaunching the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive, and more to-dos around town. C26-28 A bakers dozen13 things to do over the holiday weekend. C1 Best buysShopping tips for those who want electronics when Black Friday comes. B1 Talkin turkeyMy mom wasnt much of a cook, but she delighted in roasting a 20-plus-pound turkey twice a year, once for Thanksgiving and again on Christmas Night. I never paid much attention to how she did it; it just always came out perfectly browned on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside including the Christmas she inadvertently cooked the big bird upside down and, with her characteristic not-to-worry flair, simply plopped a holiday wreath on top of it for the ceremonial presentation at the head of the table before my dad stood up, swiped his carving knife across the sharpening steel with a few flourishes and set to work on his part of the tradition, a task made a bit more challenging owing to the angle of approach he had to take. Even that year, the only thing about the turkey that concerned me was the chance that my brother might score more of the crispy skin on his plate than I did. Many years later, when I had children of my own, the topic of cooking a turkey came up one pre-Thanksgiving morning when I dropped my daughter off at preschool. Ive never forgotten the confidence and hilarity with which the kids declared how their turkeys were prepared. One of my favorites went something like this: First my mom fills it with ketchup. Then she puts it in the oven for 20 hours. As I anticipated my daughters arrival from college for this Thanksgiving holiday and the three turkeys my husband is brining and will roast (perfectly, and right side up) for the crowd that will gather on our back porch tomorrow, I decided to find out if todays preschoolers are as imaginative and excited about Turkey Day as my daughter and her little friends were all those years ago.BY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@ job dirty its a DIGGING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS GRIMIEST PROFESSIONSBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE, HENDRY AND GLADES)THERE ARE: 313 GARBAGE COLLECTORS 97 FUNERAL ATTENDANTS 586 VETERINARY WORKERS 111 SEPTIC TANK SERVICERS 96 MEAT, POULTRY & FISH CUTTERS 9,339 LANDSCAPERS & GROUNDSKEEPERS SOURCE: AGENCY FOR WORKFORCE INNOVATIONWITH HIS TONGUE PLANTED firmly in his cheek, TV personality Mike Rowe once defined the American Dream this way: You know your ship has come in when you get your name on your own garbage can. And your own shovel. That observation could only be true if you love dirt and hard work. Or garbage, or things that make you smell, retch, flinch or wash for a long, long time when you come home from the dutiful performance of your daily labors. And it might be true if youve ever endured unemployment or poverty or responsibility absent of sufficient income. Having a job is a good thing, even a very dirty job, say those SEE JOBS, A10 SEE TURKEY, A12 Kids say the darndest things

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 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 Every so often, Thanksgiving arrives with a new tradition. And like all traditions, its always framed in the shape of the old traditions. We start this tradition, a theoretical one, with a What if? What if the only thing you could eat to celebrate the horn of plenty this season was what you saw out the window, or what grew in your backyard or what you could find in the woods near you? What if you had to select one animal and one plant over which to give thanks? Heres what some resourceful Southwest Floridians have to say: Brian Holley, executive director of the Naples Botanical Garden, husband and father, one-time homesteader in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, while sitting at his Botanical Garden desk looking out the window: Wow, what a question! We have ducks, deer and many types of fish as well as less-appealing sources of protein, such as snakes and turtles. I would opt for tilapia. Its an invasive exotic and tastes good to boot. The vegetable side is much tougher. We have the weird and wonderful like the black sapote fruit that tastes and looks like chocolate pudding. We have very tasty little bananas. We have annatto, a.k.a. lipstick plant, and all sorts of greens and beans and herbs growing in the gardens. So I think what I would do is stuff the tilapia with bananas and roast it! Cynthia Mott, native, writer, Cracker, mother, daughter of the Mott clan of tomato growers and farmers, resident variously of the southwest coast from DeSoto County to near Naples:Native food? Give me swamp cabbage and smoked mullet, both with Everglades Seasoning.Others, in dreamland not far behind: blackeyed peas, okra, wild turkey, venison, wild pulled pork, sweet potatoes, pecan pie (seminative), Key lime pie, mustard greens, spoon bread, cornbread dressing, sliced homegrown tomatoes (of course), immature Silver Queen sweet corn, sliced avocado, mangoes and guava cobbler. Does that get you started? Now, our real Thanksgiving-in-the-swamp menu (near Arcadia) will be store-bought turkey and smoked pork loin, mashed potatoes, Mamas cornbread dressing, Mamas gravy made using one entire chicken, greens and peas from Daddys garden, sweet potato casserole, Frayas deviled eggs, limas, Lindys corn casserole, Lindsys mothers green bean casserole, and hopefully well have swamp cabbage fritters.Weve gone to fritters because a little cabbage goes a lot further in fritters. For our annual family reunion in Felda, it takes 70 to 100 cabbages to feed everybody, and in recent years it has gotten harder to find people willing to allow 75 trees to be cut down to serve at one dinner cant imagine why. So todays Crackers are going to fritters. Bruce Strayhorn, native, lawyer, father, cattleman: My meat would, of course, be venison and occasionally wild hog, both of which are obtainable right here in Lee County as well as the adjoining counties. My favorite venison and wild hog recipes are: Mexican-Style Venison & Rice 1 lb. ground venison 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup long-grain or brown rice, already cooked 1 jar (16 oz.) mild salsa 1 can (15 oz.) black beans in seasoned sauce 1 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese 2 cups water Spray a skillet with Pam. Cook ground venison in the skillet on medium-high heat for five to seven minutes or until meat is brown, stirring to crumble. Remember, ground venison has little fat in it, unless youve ground it with beef fat. Stir in the cooked rice and two cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes.Stir in salsa and beans, cover and cook for eight minutes or so. Sprinkle with cheese and cover. Cook for three minutes or until cheese melts.Slow Buck Stew (slow cooked venison stew) 1 lbs. venison (1-inch cubed) 3 lbs. potatoes (1-inch cubed) 1 med. tomato (diced) 1 large onion (sliced) 1 med. bell pepper (diced) 1 10-oz. can black beans 1 Tbl. garlic powder 1 Tbl. black pepper 1 Tbl. olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste On the stovetop in a large pot, boil cubed potatoes and sliced carrots in four to six quarts of water for 10 minutes or until they begin to soften. Remove from heat, but do not drain the water. Pour potatoes, carrots and water into a slow cooker, and then add onions, tomatoes, black beans and garlic salt. On the stovetop in a large skillet, brown the cubed venison in a tablespoon COMMENTARY Nouvelle native on an old-time fusion Thanksgiving rogerWILLIAMS of olive oil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for even cooking. Remove meat from heat, and add it to the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to low and cook for six to eight. (Serves 6) Chili Verde (Green Chili): 1 lb. wild pork meat, cubed 4 (4-oz.) cans green chilies, diced 2 cloves garlic (more, if desired) 3/4 cup beef broth 1-2 tsps. cumin Salt to taste 2-3 lbs. canned tomatoes 1 green pepper, diced 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 tsp. cloves 1 lb. round venison steak, cubed, all the white membranes removed and soaked overnight in the refrigerator, covered with salty water and then had all the salt rinsed off. Brown the wild pork and venison together with the garlic and the green pepper. Add all the rest of the ingredients in a large cooking pot or place in a everything in a crockpot. Cook mixture at low temperature two to three hours, stirring occasionally, or cook on LOW in crockpot for three hours. My plant would be swamp cabbage, again, obtainable right in our back yard. Harry O. Hank Hendry, native, lawyer, husband and father, cook of few words: I live off McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, so I am not sure what native foods still actually exist in that neighborhood. But for discussion purposes, I would pick wild turkey boned out and pan-fried and swamp cabbage. Boil it with salt, pepper and bacon or salt pork. You flour the turkey.And then you have a mighty fine Thanksgiving.


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Susan Powell Brown Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merritt Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald David MichaelCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future, said an unnamed White House official to The Washington Post this week. For guidance on the notorious U.S. Navy base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When Ana Maria Careaga was 16 years old and pregnant, Argentine military thugs snatched her off the street, dragged her to a clandestine detention center and tortured her for four months. It was 1977, and a military dictatorship had just staged a coup in Argentina. Thirty thousand people were disappeared between 1976 and 1983 under the brutal junta. The junta enjoyed the enthusiastic support of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is credited with authorizing a multigovernment terror network called Operation Condor that killed upward of 60,000 people across South America. Decades later, Argentina has emerged from the dictatorship and risen from economic collapse as one of the new, progressive democracies of Latin America. Careaga, now 50 years old, is the director of the Instituto Espacio para la Memoria, the Institute of the Space for Memory, at the old Navy Mechanics School in the middle of Buenos Aires, where 5,000 prisoners were imprisoned, tortured and most later killed. The institute is committed to maintaining the memory of this dark chapter of Argentine history. Ana feared she would lose her baby. Among the horrors she endured were repeated electric shocks with a cattle prod inside her vagina. While she was imprisoned, her mother, Esther Careaga, met with other mothers of children who had been disappeared. They gathered in the Plaza de Mayo, holding pictures of their missing children and walking in a circle to raise awareness, to protest and to gain international support against the violence and terror of the Argentine state. After Ana was released and received political asylum in Switzerland, Esther Careaga did not stop marching in the Plaza de Mayo. I asked Ana why. She said: When I was freed, my mother returned to the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. The others said, Why are you here if you have already recovered your daughter? My mother said, I will continue until all the disappeared appear, because all the disappeared are my children. Esther Careaga and a group of other Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and two French nuns were disappeared, taken to be tortured and killed, between Dec. 8-10, 1977. They were taken to the old Navy Mechanics School. With grim sophistication, the Argentine government drugged their tortured victims and piled their limp, yet living, bodies in planes. They were flown over coastal waters and dropped thousands of feet to their deaths. Unusual winds and tides washed Esther Careagas body, and several others, ashore, and they were ultimately identified. Standing in the place where her mother was last alive in the torture center, Ana showed me a book with a redacted U.S. diplomatic memo obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, showing the U.S. embassy in Argentina knew that her mother had been killed and her body recovered, something Ana and her father did not learn for decades. Now, the surviving victims themselves, and their reclaimed government, are trying and in most cases convicting many of the criminals (Kissinger has yet to be tried, and is said to be very careful when traveling internationally to avoid arrest). Ana is attending two trials simultaneously: On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, she attends the trial of those who tortured and murdered her mother. For the rest of the week, in the same courtroom, she attends the trial of her own torturers. She serves as a living object lesson in the patient, disciplined pursuit of justice. Which brings us back to Guantanamo. While the U.S. preaches to Cuba about its lack of democracy, maintaining an embargo against the country for decades, you would think it would set up a model of democracy on the piece of Cuba that the U.S. controls. Instead, it has formed a globally reviled concentration camp there, a Kafkaesque land beyond the reach of law. About 180 men are now interned at Guantanamo Bay, with diminishing prospects of a day in any real court, for years subjected to interrogations and to extended isolation that is both legally and actually torture. President Obama promised to close the prison camp. Congress now is unlikely to fund any Guantanamo shutdown and prisoner transfer, leaving the president shackled to Guantanamo, consigning the prisoners there to indefinite detention and despair, and deepening the disgust with which many in the world view the U.S. Ana Maria Careaga is a torture survivor who goes to work in the very facility where her mother was tortured and spent her final hours. Her advice for President Obama is simple: Close Guantanamo. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.A cry from Argentina: Close GuantanamoNancy Pelosi is remarkably consistent. During the election campaign, she attacked Republicans for proposals to tackle the nations fiscal problems. After the election, she is attacking the cochairmen of President Barack Obamas fiscal commission for the same offense. What was all that about how Americans cant abide a party of no again? Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the Republican and Democratic chairmen of Obamas commission respectively, shocked Washington with a bipartisan proposal that isnt the typical wishy-washy fare. It is starkly forthright about our fiscal mess and about potential solutions. They say that America cannot be great if we go broke, and suggest a package with a ratio of roughly 3:1 spending reductions to tax increases for a total of $4 trillion in deficit reduction by 2020. Pelosi would prefer a ratio of 0:4 spending cuts to tax increases. The implicit Democratic deficit plan is to careen toward bankruptcy, then hike taxes as much as possible. Amid all the budget wonkery, the simplest number in Simpson-Bowles which still has to be considered by the broader commission is 21 percent. The proposal would cap revenues at 21 percent of GDP, and eventually bring spending in line with revenue. The left cant accept that number. It means giving back the federal governments gains of the Obama era, when federal spending has spiked to more than 24 percent of GDP. And it is inconsistent with the massive subsidy regime of ObamaCare. Democrats didnt trash their House majority in the spending splurge of the past two years only to go back to George W. Bush levels of expenditure. The right isnt and shouldnt be happy with 21 percent, either. It would be a historically high tax take by the federal government. Christopher Papagianis of the think tank e21 calculates that federal revenues averaged 17.8 percent of GDP from 1946 to 2008. For five decades, Washington absorbed less than 20 percent of the economy without courting utter fiscal ruin. In this context, 21 percent is a starting point. It makes clear what the direction of governments size should be: downward. Simpson-Bowles has its flaws. Among other things, it cuts defense and accepts the fiscally ruinous architecture of ObamaCare. But it includes serious proposals to cut discretionary spending, to put Social Security on a sounder footing and to broaden the tax base while simplifying the code and bringing the top rate down to 23 percent. The next move is President Obamas. He constantly says the debt is unsustainable. Either hes going to play against type and cut government, or hell need to raise taxes on the middle class. For all the controversy over the Bush tax cuts for the rich, ending them would only generate $700 billion in revenue during the next 10 years. The real money is in the Bush tax cuts for everyone else $3 trillion over 10 years. Democrats are extending those and exempting them from the pay-go rules so they dont have to find countervailing spending reductions. Simpson and Bowles delivered the kind of fresh, fearless thinking Obama said he wanted. But the comfortable, stale politics of Nancy Pelosi beckons. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.A first step on the debt amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION




A doctor on a mission for Southwest Floridas needy and uninsuredBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comWhen he was of early elementary school age, Dr. Mark Asperilla was an intern for his grandfather, a small-town doctor in the Philippines. He helped dress wounds and bandage them up. Many of the patients were poor, and his grandfather took it as a mandate to provide them with medical care, whether they paid in money, chickens and vegetables or nothing at all. In his practice as an infectious disease specialist in Southwest Florida, Dr. Asperilla keeps his grandfathers old mandate top of mind. His clinic and pharmacy for uninsured and needy patients, the Virginia B. Andes Clinic in Port Charlotte, had about 9,000 office visits last year. Similar clinics are slated to open next year in Englewood and Lehigh Acres. He plans to open franchises in Immokalee and LaBelle, too, recruiting and coordinating staff to run the not-for-profit model on their own. He started the Andes clinic in 2008 after getting a 2 a.m. inspiration, quickly jotting down the nuts and bolts of the idea of a free, volunteer clinic on a napkin. I saw the disparity that health care is basically for people who have insurance coverage, Dr. Asperilla says. Health care is one of the most important commodities we have that is lacking. Dissatisfied with what he calls a onesize-fits-all model of public health care provided by federal, state and county government agencies, he set out to better serve patients who cant afford primary care. Although public programs might aim to serve needy populations, he maintains, they often waste money on high overhead costs associated with bureaucracy. His clinics aim to spend more money on treatments for patients, and to offer them warm, personal care. They feel that the community cares for them, he says of patients who come to his clinic. Theyre not out in the dark by themselves. The clinics are also focused on preventative medicine, such as exercise and nutrition, aiming to offset the effects of poor health choices in later life, and ultimately to save money from a generally healthier population. His passion for providing health care is extended to many other pursuits, lending him a Renaissance-man quality. Besides English, which he speaks in a heavily accented, rapid clip, he communicates in Spanish, German, American Sign Language, and Tagalog (spoken in the Philippines). A self-described classically trained concert pianist (Beethoven is one of his favorite composers), lately he has focused on learning jazz. In addition to a private practice he also runs, he owns a stake in several other businesses, including the Microtel Inn & Suites in Lehigh and Port Charlotte and a 300-acre pomelo farm in Arcadia. Hes hired managers to help run the companies. Dr. Asperillas reach in bringing medical care to the needy and uninsured is also expansive. Every few months he travels abroad, directing medical missions or temporary clinics in Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and Haiti. His family includes three children, ages 11, 13, and 15, as well as brothers and sisters who live in the Northeast United States. He and his family emigrated there in the 1970s from Santa Ana, Manila, where his mother ran a pharmacy and his father was a lawyer. But it is his grandfather the doctor most resembles in his health-care career, which shows no signs of slowing down with age. Reluctant to admit any specific number in that regard, he instead offers a rebuke of times corrosive effects on ambition or resolve. Im allergic to age, he insists. However old he is, Dr. Asperilla wears the years lightly, energized by a medical mission just as necessary now as when he was a boy. Probably for years after he helps found clinics in Southwest Florida, there will be patients who rely on doctors like him and his late grandfather. Im still young, you know, he says. Ill probably retire when Im old and gray and want to just smell the roses. But right now is the time to step up because theres a very big need in the community. Dr. Mark AsperillaCOURTESY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 15 MINUTES


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PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 who have them. We know because we asked. Whats it like, for example, to clean up the home of a murder scene, or collect other peoples rotting garbage in the Florida sun all day, or spend 15 hours making a dead person look good for a five-minute viewing, or wrestle a 13-foot hammerhead shark for a tiny tissue sample to check the animals mercury level, or squeeze the impacted anal glands in a dogs rear end until the noxious fluid shoots free? To find out, you can either go seek employment in those occupations, or read on. The simple answer, usually, is that its not fun not in any traditional sense. But sometimes the work may be unexpectedly rewarding. This gives you something different every day. I never know whats going to happen, and now I think, If I had to work behind desk I couldnt do it, says Shannon ONeill, a spokeswoman for Servpro of Collier County, a company that specializes in extreme cleaning of properties damaged by fire, water or biohazards (a frequently used euphemism for dead people). She doesnt have to dress up, either. Its hard to dress up for work Ive stopped wearing dresses. I might have to go from a biohazard or a mold situation to a dinner function. And why sweat the little stuff when you have a down and dirty job dealing with the big stuff? A lot of people ask me, Has this job changed your attitude about death? explains David Wolf, the managing partner of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz funeral home in Lee County. No, but it has changed my attitude about life. When I go home at the end of the day, if Ive had a flat tire, or the dishwasher doesnt work, I dont get upset. I deal with people all day who would have traded their right arm to have only the problem I have. Dirty work is always necessary, too especially in a nation where the unemployment rate is 9.6 percent, in a state where the unemployment rate is 11.9 percent, and in a region where the unemployment rate remains torturous: 13.5 percent in Lee, 13.3 percent in Collier, and 13.1 percent in Charlotte County. Not only do we need them done, but we need all the jobs we can get. While Mr. Rowes characterization of a dream job may be real after all, he hosts the Discovery Channels Dirty Jobs, where he chronicles and celebrates grimy work and those who perform it there are some dirty jobs right here in Southwest Florida that arent quite so obvious as the one with your own garbage can and shovel. Most of us dont have to do them. But if we did, probably only some of us could perform without being deformed. Theres a lot of burnout, called compassion fatigue, in this business, admits Gloria Letendre, supervisor of the kennel for dogs at Lee County Animal Services, the biggest on the Southwest coast (10,000 domestic and stray dogs and cats come through it in a year). If I had a nickel for all the times people have said, I couldnt do your job well, Ive gotten to the point where I just say, Yeah, youre right, you cant. The state Agency for Workforce Innovation lists more than 600 paying occupations available across the region. Most of them arent dirty not relatively speaking and their titles wont reveal much about the nature of the jobs. But the list will give an indication of whats out there: how many dirty jobs there are now, how many there might be eight years hence, and how much those jobs pay. For example, farmers work one kind of dirty job and garbage collectors work another (the definition of dirty is about as firm around the edges as a cracked egg), but both are listed this way in Workforce Region 24, which includes Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties: Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors: 313 jobs in 2010, 375 jobs projected for 2018, with a current average hourly wage of $14.63. Farmers and Ranchers: 4,693 jobs in 2010, 4,273 projected for 2018, with a current wage that is N/A not applicable. (So figure about $5 an hour for the people who actually do the farming and ranching rather than manage the farming and ranching.) There are other obviously dirty jobs listed, as well. Fast food cooks, for example, number 1,199 this year, with 1,352 expected in eight years. They average $8.46 per hour to come home soaked in the smell of old grease. Shampooers of other peoples hair number 82, with an average hourly wage of $8.87. Cleaners of septic tanks and sewer pipes number 111 in the region this year, averaging $13.21 cents per hour. Heres the good news: 151 such dirty jobs will likely be available in eight years. In the end we can draw only two conclusions from all of this: One, there will always be others with a dirtier job than you have, or probably than youve ever had. And two: We would do well to pause and offer them a very big thank you.Extreme cleanersAT SERVPRO OF COLLIER COUNTY & South Fort Myers, a franchise business (one of about 1,400 nationally) owned by Ken Smith, men and women often wear total body suits complete with special headgear and respirators to enter and clean homes or buildings made dangerous by biohazards. Sometimes the biohazard is caused by the remains of a human being or animals, and sometimes by hoarders people who live in almost unspeakable filth before abandoning a home, says Shannon ONeill. The company spokeswoman, Ms. ONeill is a graduate of Estero High School and FGCU who never intended to take on this particular dirty job when she graduated with a marketing and advertising degree. I thought Id be working for Coke or Budweiser in a corporate office, she admits. The reason shes in the dirty jobs business? Money, she says. The company can charge a fairly hefty price to clean up some scenes, from about $1,200 on the low end for mattress and carpet removal with a little blood, to as much as $20,000 in the case of a man who lived and died by the sword, apparently. The guy got beheaded. There was a sword on the wall, he collected swords. A neighbor came in and robbed him, and used his own sword to behead him. Blood spattered everywhere. It was there for days. So not only do you have the smell in the house, but you have the bugs that have collected. Youre not just cleaning up blood. I dont know where they come from, but theyre there the whole place is full of maggots and bugs. And if it all gets on furniture or soft cloth, we have to throw it out. Its disgusting work. Nobody is happy when they have to go do it. They get about $12 or $13 an hour, and well give them bonuses for the hard jobs, like $200. Ms. ONeill spends time at many unpleasant scenes where two-person crews take on big jobs, often after getting a call from law enforcement authorities finished with a scene, or from property managers. She further describes the work this way: Sometimes you think because theyre rich, people will be immaculate, but it takes your breath away, the way they live or urinate all over the place. We got one house Fannie Mae called us it was so bad the ladies could barely even walk in there. It took them a month to clean up the place. Our cleaners took this picture of themselves, three of them, and they were like, Why? Why? Why? To get a job here, you have to have all the different shots, and you have to have protective gear. They get their own respirator masks, and they have smell cartridges on the side of them. There have been quite a few times when theyve walked into a place and thrown up. Sometimes Ive made the mistake of going in a place and looking around and you see a picture of kids, or family photos. And all of a sudden its real, its a person. And thats harder. One of the worst things we deal with regularly is sewage. Like the exploded toilet we found recently. It was sewage backup. The pressure from the lines builds, and it will blow the poopy out into the house. Right up through the shower, the toilet, the sink, all over. If that happens you have to cut out the drywall, get rid of the carpet, and get rid of all the bacteria that could be in the house. There was an apartment complex in Naples where a woman was a hoarder, and she had birds. The birds were running free. There was bird poop all over the walls and everywhere. This stuff is very toxic, and it smells worse than you can imagine. It had gotten up in the roof, and that whole ceiling had to be ripped out.Shark science and fish gutsTRUE, A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT like the look of Darren Rumbolds dirty job. Out on the oftenblue waters of the gulf, fishing. For sharks tigers, bulls, hammerheads, nurse sharks, blacktips. And thats dirty? Yes, he says, and it can smell, too. We use a variety of baits and chum it can get quite bloody on deck, explains the associate professor in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University, who heads a shark project designed to study levels of mercury in the top predators, and how it got there. The job smells, all right, especially by afternoon on the shark boat. But thats before the sharks surface on Professor Rumbolds hand line and hook, decidedly unhappy with the circumstances. Then nobody cares what it smells like, and FGCUs official shark wrestling tournament begins. Its a rush because everybody (undergraduate and graduate students helping with the research) has to work together. Were shouting, Give me this, or give me that, and were trying to get everything accomplished without forgetting anything, quickly, so we dont harm the shark. Its very hectic. Weve had some hammerhead sharks up to about 13 feet. The last one was too fresh, and it put up quite a bit of a fight, so we released it before tagging it (with a satellite receiver). If we catch a very fresh shark that hasnt been on the drum line too long and tired itself out, it can be quite a handful getting it on board. Hammerheads are not that aggressive. But the smaller ones, like the blacktip those give us most of the problem. The nurse sharks are aggressive, too, and the tigers, the bulls. But you get them into the sling and get them on their back and you can do the measurements. The first thing we do, though, is insert a hose connected to a submersible pump and pump water across their gills so theyre still breathing. After tagging it so scientists at the University of Miami can follow its movements often down around the coast of Venezuela, for example Professor Rumbold takes a 6 to 8 millimeter plug out of the animal, along with a small fin clip. The tissue samples will allow him to trace eating patterns revealed by the kind and quality of carbons and nitrogens, along with the food-chain evolution of mercury. We can learn where the sharks might be feeding, whether they get the carbon source from terrestrial sea grasses or more pelagic sources and the nitrogen will tell us where in the trophic food web they feed. Shark scientists usually have to pay for knowledge in blood. Theyre very rough, says Professor Rumbold. You actually do damage to your hands working on them you rub the skin right off your knuckles. And when you get hit with a tail, you DO get an abrasion. But thats a small price to pay that and the stink that gets in your clothes and skin for learning. The best part of this job is finding new things, finding unexpected new patterns, Professor Rumbold says. Going into this, for example, I thought that smaller species, the blacktip and blacknose sharks, were not going to have as much mercury as the larger tiger sharks. Theres the perception that tigers are the more fierce predator. That they eat the larger prey, and therefore they should carry more mercury (mercury biomagnifies up the food chain, since 80 to 90 percent in any prey is transferred to the predator). But its the reverse. The small blacktips and blacknose sharks have more mercury than the larger tigers or bull sharks. In the future were going to figure out the mechanism for that data. Do they have a different bioenergetics that would cause them to increase the mercury accumulation? Or do they handle it differently? Or this: Are some of the sharks moving out of area and not being exposed to relatively high levels of mercury in Florida waters? Someday were going to be able to answer that. And theyre going to get dirty doing it.JOBSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOThe team from Servpro often has to clean up messes like this one left by a compulsive hoarder. COURTESY PHOTOProfessor Darren Rumbold and FGCU students wrangle sharks for research.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS A11 Dead Mans BluffACTUALLY, A FUNERAL DIRECTOR such as David Wolf only bluffs mortality for a brief time, making a body look as vital as he can for those who will view it one last time. He never tries to bluff the living, he says with whom he shares every step of the process, if theyre so inclined to do so. Ninety percent of the funeral business is dealing with the living, and only the other 10 percent requires dressing in full-body protective suits with masks, to embalm the dead, the dirty part of the job. Now the managing partner of the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz and Fuller funeral homes, Mr. Wolf has worked in the business for more than two decades, in Oklahoma, northern Virginia, and Lakeland. Anybody who has had someone close in an extended illness has seen them at their worst, he explains. When that person dies, we can let them see their loved ones looking more like themselves. We can take the pain off the face, put them in a suit and tie, so they look at peace instead of looking ill. Mr. Wolf is something of a rarity in the business since no one in his family preceded him in it, he says. Instead, he discovered his calling as he approached graduation from the University of Oklahoma years ago, with a fine arts degree, a new marriage, and no prospects. The work usually starts with a telephone call. About 90 percent of the time, we are notified by telephone. At that point we get information from the family, we pick up bodies at the hospital or nursing home or a residence. When we bring them into our care we talk with the family. We get permission from family to do the prep work, and we invite the family to come in and sit down. We have a list of 125 biographical questions we ask. We ask the family to gather 35 to 50 photos to put together a video tribute. Are they going to have a viewing of some sort? We do cosmetics, I can even do hair the biggest thing we are responsible for is leaving a good memory picture for the family. Its about 60 percent science and 40 percent art to get somebody ready for viewing. We are taught in (mortuary) school the science part, in doing the embalming and prep work. Beyond that theres an art in making them not look like they did. Taking the pain off their face, or if its a female, a mom, to ask the family to bring in her own ornamental cosmetics. Did your mom have a hairdresser in town? Id say 50 to 60 percent of hairdressers have been in a funeral home. A century ago this all occurred at a house. A funeral director showed up at the house, they set the casket in house, and they did the embalming in the house. Not any more. Now its considered a dirty job. We are required by the company, and its my own policy to treat every person as if theyre contagious. You never know, somebody may have led a healthy lifestyle but contracted a virus or something in the hospital or nursing home, and now they are hazardous. One of the main reasons we embalm is for sanitation and protection of people coming to visit. We are left with the responsibility to make sure that the person having a viewing tonight at our funeral home is safe to be seen. The other main reason for embalming is preservation. Its a surgical procedure, for lack of a better word. We replace a portion of blood with embalming chemicals, formaldehyde. It has a disinfection preservation ability. We have an embalming machine that puts fluid in, and thats about a two-hour process. We wear gloves and gowns and face protection, you name it. Unlike Jimmy Carter when he went to Three-MileIsland wearing only the paper boots. When I started this, I thought it was going to be six months worth of work, it would pay for school, and then Id be an artist. My first time, I went to a womans home, picked up her husband who had died, and now the widow was talking to me. I had no idea what to say or do, so I nodded and listened a lot. I found out later in (mortuary) school that was the right thing to do. Throughout my career there have been traumatic situations Ive been exposed to. The hardest thing we deal with is the death of children. I try to look at whatever it is a tragic auto accident or a fire or cancer, because even that can reduce the human body to a point where it I dont want to say repulses you where it affects you I look at it as, we have this job to do. And if the family wants to see them one more time, we make that happen. I once spent 15 hours getting somebody ready for a father who wanted to spend five minutes and say goodbye to his son.When they think of a dirty jobMOST PEOPLE THINK OF A garbage man. Garbage MAN, usually, because only one woman numbers among his 90 employees, says Tom Reynolds, operations manager of Veolia Environmental Services, which operates 14 trucks each weighing 16 tons to pick up household waste and yard debris from 46,000 homes. Mr. Reynolds, who once managed restaurants, has been on many a garbage route himself, working his way up from route supervisor to manager. How dirty is this job? Well, its Florida and its hot outside, and the garbage sits out, usually for a few hours ranging up to as much as 24 hours. It can be a pretty foul-smelling job, no doubt about that. We pick it up all by hand and load it. Most houses produce about 65 pounds of solid waste per household, per week. It seems like a lot, and most of our guys pick up between 16 and 18 tons a day, by hand. Theyre flipping the lids off, lifting and dumping the cans as fast as they can, two guys per truck. They have to get about a tonand-a-half an hour to fit the work into a 10-hour day. Thats five days a week, so 50 hours a week for 50 weeks a year, and they get paid about $13.50 to $15 per hour. The trucks smell. People dont like to be behind us, theyre impatient with us. It can take a little while sometimes, when somebody has more than the usual number of cans out. In this day and age of got-to-get-me-there-now people can be rude. Were kind of looked down upon, too. The general philosophy is, what kind of person does it take to touch someones garbage? But these guys are some of the hardest working guys Ive ever seen. They take it personally when somebody calls and says we didnt get them. On a daily basis they have to deal with everything from rotting meat to diapers to dog feces to whatever else. Whats worst? That depends on your perspective of worst. There are dangerous things: People who are diabetic or take medicines through injections sometimes dont discard the needles properly thats most dangerous. Some of the most disgusting include dead things. Last winter we had the cold spell and a lot of fish in ponds in neighborhoods died. They skimmed off the dead fish and left them in garbage cans and thats the most vile thing Ive smelled or seen. None of it smells good. Whats funny is that it doesnt matter what kind of mix you put in a 16-ton truck the odor is exactly the same. When we unload that load at the incinerator, its always the same smell as every other load. One of the things I tell people in the interview process is, this is not a glamorous job. People look down upon you. People think that because we do this it must be because were dumb, but it has nothing to do with that. This job can break you down by the time you get into your 40s, too, it takes a toll on you. Not everyone is cut out to be a garbage man. Not everyone can do it. Youd think the best guys would be big and muscular because they lift all that weight, but no. The best ones are usually littler wiry guys, like 5-foot 8 inches and maybe 140 or 150 pounds.When love is a jobTALK ABOUT HAVING PETS. Talk about unconditional love. Then you better talk about Gloria Letendre and her colleagues. Talk about poop and pus. Every 30 days, Ms. Letendre inherits more pets than any other single human being living south of Sarasota and north of not Naples, not the Ten Thousand Islands, not Key West probably San Juan or Havana. Between 850 and 1,000 animals flood into Lee County Animal Services, the largest shelter in the region, in a given month. There, Ms. Letendres title gives her claim to holding the dirtiest and arguably the most glorious low-down-dirtydog-of-an-animal-care job on the Southwest coast: supervisor for kennel dogs. Being a kennel dog is not what a dog wants to be. It means imprisonment in unnatural circumstances albeit kind, compassionate imprisonment for each animal. Every morning before the kennels and the dogs have been fed and cleaned and washed and treated with required medicines or care, the place smells like something that rhymes with bell and sounds like bit, says Ms. Lentendre. Which makes one wonder why anyone would want to be supervisor for kennel dogs. Theres a single word for it that starts with L, but you already knew that. It can be very rewarding, but it can also be very heartbreaking, warns Ms. Letendre, whose name starts with L, and who should probably just wear a big L on a T-shirt. Early in each day, she says, two teams arrive at the shelter: five on the dog team and four on the cat team. Then they begin cleaning. The dog team will go around and feed all the puppies first, the malnourished and skinny dogs that need extra groceries. They will re-booster any dogs that need boosters, and then they go cleaning. To do that, they section off the dog on one side of the kennel. Then they scoop the poop, and it smells, and sometimes when you put it into the barrel it gets all over you. I tell my people, It washes off. People have become nauseous just walking by the poop barrel because it can smell so bad, she admits. But the show must go on. Then they spray the kennel down, wash it with chemicals, squeegee it off, and start on the other side. Thats seven days a week. The dog team also processes dogs we give them vaccinations and deworming. For that you squirt liquid into their mouths. The dogs will spit it out, shake their heads and it will go flying. So my glasses are always full of it. For aggressive dogs, we put them on a control pole. Or put medicine in the food. We do not take chances. One vaccine is intra-nasal, and another goes subcutaneous on the left flank. As fun as all that is, it isnt the dirtiest, smelliest part of the job, though. Some animals come in injured. Then, when theyre infected and they have pus or when they have skin conditions like the mange, they smell really bad. And the poor things can defecate on themselves. Its not their fault. Which means they defecate on their caretakers, who still have to perform such tasks as testing fecal samples. If theres no poop in a cage, they get to insert a long-handled Q-tip into the animals rectum. Then they get to look at the results under a microscope. But thats nothing. Ever wondered why dogs smell each others butts? Its because they have anal glands on either side of their rectums that reveal great amounts of information about the health, the diet and the condition of the dog. Unfortunately, those become compacted. And the former real estate agent with a degree in animal science gets to help clean them out. You have to gently squeeze them, says Ms. Letendre. And when you do, kaboom. The dirtiest dirt in the state of Florida comes shooting out, often all over the L woman. But what is love, if not all forgiving and smelly? Its a job. A dirty job, but somebody has to do it. COURTESY PHOTOFuneral director David Wolf comforts grieving friends.COURTESY PHOTOA worker from Veolia Environmental Services has to pick up about a ton and a half every hour. COURTESY PHOTOGloria Letendre, Kennel Operations Supervisor, gives a dog deworming medication.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Why do Business with Marine MaxThe Marine Max AdvantageSea Ray dealer in Fort Myers in the same location for 25 years and in the same location in Naples for 20 years On the water locations Full time captains on sta 250 million inventory at our disposal 50 locations nationwide Ability to take any boat in on trade Getaway programs, customer events In house nancing, extended warranty and insurance services Nearly 50 million in sales in SWFL in 2010 Represents the premier products in the boating businessMost exciting boats on the waterExperience You Can Count OnOver 192 years of Sales experienced combined in Naples and Fort Myers Over 227 years of Technician experience combined in Naples and Fort MyersNAPLES The 3and 4-year-olds at Royal Palm Academy proved some things never change. Their teachers welcomed me into their classrooms one day last week, made a brief introduction and set me free to query them about the Thanksgiving meal. Heres what they had to say.From Shannon Sedios class of 4-year-olds: Mac OMalley The turkey cooks for about 20 minutes. Theres corn and gravy, too. Sydney Truitt The market cooks our turkey. Abby Pellone I dont watch the turkey get cooked. I just eat it. Grant Shrigley The turkey weighs about 40 pounds and cooks for 15 minutes. Frankie DAgostino Im having chicken nuggets! Brennan Ringhofer My mom cooks the turkey for about 15 minutes until its hot. Andrew Buchheit My favorite part is pumpkin pie with applesauce on it! Hunter Lund We put some cookie crumbs inside the turkey and cook it for about 40 minutes. It weighs 91 pounds. We have corn dogs, too. Sophia Jaikaran I think theres cheese inside the turkey. It cooks on the grill for 45 minutes. It weighs 100 pounds. Theres more cheese on the pumpkin pie. Graeme Marshall I like pumpkin pie and ribs for Thanksgiving. We stick them in the oven for 100 minutes. Lucas Romano My mom puts a fish inside the turkey. It cooks for one minute at 100 degrees. Kerigan Klevanosky The turkey has to cook for one to five minutes. We have macaroni and cheese with it.From Nina Martinez class of 4-year-olds Dale Witt My grandma wraps string around the turkey and puts it in the oven for six, maybe seven minutes at 30 degrees. Gianna Robinson The pumpkin pie comes from the fridge! Alex Cecil We dont like turkey, but we cook corn and chicken on the stove for a pretty long time, almost five minutes. Liam Merrigan Stuffing goes inside the turkey and it cooks for five minutes or maybe five hours at 50 degrees. Christian Bazaz A chicken goes inside the turkey. Derek Roque Our turkey is 60 pounds. It goes in the microwave with corn for five minutes. Justin Meijer The turkey weighs 10 pounds and cooks in the microwave for eight minutes, I think. Thomas Lund Mimi and Poppy cook the turkey with cornbread inside it. It cooks for 10 minutes.From Mary Dunigans class of 3-year-olds Samantha Kallejo Im going to make a blueberry pie! We mix it up and put it in the oven and wait and wait and wait, for maybe three minutes, before its ready. We eat it all up and rub our bellies! Ryan Kronewiter Popcorn goes inside the turkey. Allyson Mihelich My mom puts salt on the turkey and cooks it for three minutes in the oven. I think it weighs 20 pounds. Christopher Zumaeta I dont like turkey. I just like pasta. However your turkey gets cooked, and no matter what accompanies it on your holiday menu, I hope you are fortunate enough to share it with family and friends. TURKEYFrom page 1ALLYSON ABBY CHRISTIAN ANDREW FRANKIE CHRISTOPHER GRAEME GIANNA JUSTIN GRANT MAC KERIGAN SOPHIA SAMANTHA THOMAS LUND SYDNEY


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PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 TRAVEL There is something about a treasure that fastens itself upon a mans mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he heard of it, and will let his last hours come upon him unawares, still believing he missed it only by a foot. Joseph Conrad Before Mel Fisher, best known for discovering the 1622 wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha and its sister ship, the Santa Margarita, died, he sat with me in his favorite bar in Key West and described long-lost treasures he planned to pursue. The brawny Key West treasure hunter smiled as he talked and nursed a rum and Coke. A gold chain glittered on the neck of perhaps the worlds greatest treasure hunter. Upon it shone a small golden llama. Mel, who died in December 1998, said it provided a clue to a treasure. (Cleaning out my files recently, I chanced upon my notes of his remarks made after he found the Atocha and the Santa Margarita. After my Key West interview, I returned to Washington, D.C., where my newspaper editor said, Weve had enough treasure stories for awhile. And I forgot about my notes. Now, rereading them after these many years, I still find Mels words fascinating, so Im at last writing his untold treasure story.)Mel fingered the Inca relic as he described its discovery in a crater high in the Peruvian Andes. I was there on vacation, checking out this fellows letter. I get dozens of letters telling me about treasures. This one struck me as being for real.So Mel and his wife, Delores, flew to Peru. There they were taken to a remote Andean area by an Inca Indian who claimed he was a direct descendant of Atahualpa, the Incan emperor killed by Pizarro and his Spanish troops in 1533. In the lake, where I found this llama, is another life-sized, 24-karat, solid gold llama statue, according to this Indian, and a golden statue of his great, great, great grandfather, he told me. This was one of the spots where he told me a large treasure was stashed away. The water was warm and clear, unusual in an area of murky, cold lakes, according to Mel. It was so unusual that the treasure hunter climbed down inside the crater to test the water. Inside his suitcase he concealed an Aqua Pulse One metal detector. As he had no diving gear, he put on the headphones and tossed the detector into the water. I was pulling it back to shore, when the thing went WHAM-O, WHAM-O, he said. I thought beer cans, then I thought, geeze, there are no beer cans within a couple of hundred miles of here. He asked the young Indian accompanying him to wade into the water and search the sands with his hands. The Indian had no luck. Exasperated, Mel stripped off his clothes and jumped in. I found this little gold llama about 3/4 inches high, he said. So that kind of turned me on. Then I got another reading with the detector. It was a gold ring with two gold hands holding a silver heart. His mind raced as he examined the golden llama in the thin mountain air. I would say that within 20 minutes I had a complete expedition figured out. I asked the Indian, Where can I get a mask and fins and snorkel? He told me Id have to go to Lima for diving equipment. I thought: Ill go to Lima and rent a tank and regulator so I can stay down an hour or two. Or maybe Ill rent three or four extra tanks. Ill probably need a wet suit and a weight belt and Ill buy a rubber raft. I might as well have an air compressor so I can build an air lift. He laughed his patented tee-hee-hee, laugh. Then I thought: The hell with it. I better not. The Incas will think its their gold, and sure as hell the government is going to come in and say its their gold. So I better play it cool and come back with a legal, properly prepared expedition with plenty of protection, money and equipment and personnel. So thats what were planning on doing. Of the Andes, he said, Theres absolutely nothing up there. We might have to use special copters because there isnt much oxygen. I noticed the altitude a lot and I was only up there for three days. According to Mels Inca guide and documents that Mel obtained, a 700-foot gold chain lies at the bottom of that Andean lake. That gold chain was strung around the plaza in Cuzco for Atahualpas sons 10th birthday party, when the emperor threw a 10-day party for him. His son got his first haircut, which signified he was becoming a man and would become the next Inca emperor. His father gave him that gold chain for a birthday present, Mel said. When Pizarro and his conquistadors killed Atahualpa, his son took 2,800 Indians, picked up that chain in the middle of the night, walked off with it and stashed it in a volcano so Pizarro couldnt get it. They stashed neat things with it. They had golden concave mirrors, the largest 28 feet across to light up valleys and mountain gorges as part of their religion. When the sun hit the mirror, it lit up the city and the Incas would get up and go to work. The mirrors are supposed to be in there, too, along with a life-sized statue of Atahualpa and a couple of other emperors. Mel compared Incan communication systems to our early Pony Express. Runners would run as fast as they could for one kilometer, then pass the baton or whatever on to the next Indian runner. Using this system, daily they brought the emperor fresh fish daily from the Pacific over 15 mountain ranges. In the same way, they spread the word that the emperor was being held for ransom. All the people were told to ransom the emperor with their gold. Women took off golden fingernails, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, gold chains. Hundreds of llamas, each carrying 50 to 100 pounds of treasure traveled to Cajamarca. Pizarro really goofed. After his house was filled up with gold, he killed Atahualpa. When the word spread that the emperor had been murdered, the Incas quickly stashed their treasure. Mel said he was going after two of the major stashes. To further document his case, Mel cited a book written by Pizarros barber. It was like a diary, written about the entire conquest of the Incas. Pizarro only had 19 men with him when he reached Cajamarca. Two years earlier he had tried to conquer the Incas, but his army got wiped out by dysentery and the fever. On his second expedition, the same thing happened, but 19 of the Spaniards made it through. Those 19 took over the whole Inca Empire. Whats the name of the lake? Thats the secret right now, said Mel, smiling as he took a slow sip of his Cuba Libre. Thats not the only treasure he said he was going after. The big man with the broad shoulders, thinning hair and a sly grin, puffed on a cigarette as his eyes got a far-away look. In Venezuela, were going after Montezumas treasure. The Aztec emperor was killed by Cortez after his conquest of Mexico. I have to keep the location quiet now, but weve got the documents. In Venezuela? Thats what I said. I raised my eyebrows and he continued, In Brazil, we located about 10 shipwrecks in medium to deep water. They should be easily and quickly salvaged. We intend to do a top-rate archaeological project on each one. In Mexico, were going after a couple of Spanish galleons with vast treasures on them, but I cannot give their names or locations for obvious reasons. They are about 150 miles offshore Mexico. Then well continue working on the Atocha and the Santa Margarita, the 1715 fleet, and the 1733 fleet in the central Florida Keys. The first wreck is south of Marathon, and the last one is nearly all the way up to Miami. Its more or less picking up on things I found, but never followed through on. Were going back with new equipment and enough funds and knowhow to properly work these wrecks. There are 21 galleons scattered all along the Florida coast. Ive already located 18. Ive got three more to find. He paused. Those three galleons seemed to sail across his mind, another challenge, another puzzle to solve.A woman passed and said, Hi, Mel. He rose, smiled, put his 6-foot gold chain around her neck, and said, This is a money chain from the Spanish galleon Atocha. Each link was like a $100 bill. In the old days they ripped off a link to buy food, drink, a woman, whatever they wanted.After the encounter, Mel sat down and the sun flashed off his golden ring. My ring has a modern mount, but on it is a one-escudo gold coin the size of a dime. Its the first gold coin I ever found. I bought it from the guys and mounted it on this ring. Its like a seed that grew into a money tree. It came from the Sandy Point wreck at Vero Beach. Later on we found the ocean floor paved with thousands of dazzling gold doubloons escudos, eights, fours and twos and this one escudo coin. Escudos were their money in those days. The eight-escudo piece they called a Spanish gold doubloon.One secret of Mels success was solid research. Professor Eugene Lyons, a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and a research historian for Treasure Salvors, helped Mel zero in on South American treasure sites after his Florida successes.Only now are we beginning to research thoroughly Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico, Mel said. But when Gene (Lyons) was working in the Archives of the Indies in Seville, he alerted 80 other researchers that we were interested in anything concerned with treasure or shipwrecks.So now we have a vast library of documents that I havent even looked at yet. We have hundreds of thousands of documents picked from millions of documents. Even today there are gunnysacks of old documents that havent been opened for hundreds of years. They are not catalogued, translated or organized. I never did want to give up on anything, he added. And the fascination grows. Mel Fisherlong-lost treasures The untold story of the of COURTESY PHOTOWriter Harvey Hagman with Mel Fisher, right, at the site of reported treasure site in Virginia.BY HARVEY HAGMAN_____________________Special to Florida Weekly


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The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series has grown up along with us. With 28 years at its back, the familyrun nonprofit has reached a milestone this season. Jeanne Jones, the series former director, nurtured the program from 300 guests at the Naples Bath & Tennis Club who first came to hear Henry Kissinger. The Borman family were Town Hall benefactors who helped grow the program to its current 1,000 members and gradually assumed ownership. We were here when much of Naples was still a field, says Rick Borman, president of the organization. As I see it, my stewardship of Town Hall allows me to share my passion and show my love for my community. Mr. Borman adds that the communitys embrace of Town Hall is a gift. It validates our mission and inspires us to keep reaching for more innovative formats and to keep seeking out iconic speakers. Although the general lecture tickets for this seasons Town Hall speakers sold out in September, dinner package tickets are still available for evenings with Frank Abagnale, Andeson Cooper, Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani.A full-blown productionThe complete Town Hall experience involves a cocktail reception, dinner, lecture and an audience-driven Q&A session that can bring out a more intimate side to a speakers personality. Pulling off a Town Hall evening combines all the technical elements of a studio-quality production with a carefully orchestrated social schedule and globe-trotting talent. The challenges can be hair-raising and hilarious in retrospect, Mr. Borman says. He recalls the time political strategist James Carville forgot his shoes. Completely unfazed, the down-home New Orleans native appeared on stage in a three-piece suit and white socks and announced, Hell, I told Mary just before we came out that I left my shoes in Alexandria! Famed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan showed a true gentlemans sense of honor when a White House request created a conflict with his scheduled Town Hall appearance. He told us, When the First Lady asks you to perform, generally the response is yes mam, Mr. Borman says. A benefactor arranged a private plane to get Mr. Tynan from Washington, D.C., to Naples the same day. Town Hall ventures into new territory this season with a foray into Marco Island. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at the inaugural program Friday, Feb. 25, at the Marco Island Marriott. Town Hall would not be possible without support from corporate sponsors and subscribers, Mr. Borman stresses. That support also allows Town Hall to give back to tomorrows leaders and thinkers. FGCU honors students participate as volunteers, and selected Collier County students and teachers attend for free. 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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING Gulfshore Life magazine recently honored six Men and Women of the Year: Joseph Catti, Tom Everist, Barbara Jordan, Simone Lutgert, Dolph von Arx and, I am pleased to say, me. I thought you might be interested in what I said in receiving the award, so heres the text of my comments: In accepting this honor tonight, I know that I do so as a representative of all the dedicated men and women at NCH Healthcare System who answer the health care needs of our community every hour of every day. All of us at NCH are driven by two guiding precepts, both of which, I believe, have great bearing on this honor we share tonight. First is the overriding desire to use our individual ability and knowledge and success for the purpose of helping others. Our talent, energy and ambitions, harnessed in a selfless manner for the good of others, is really the noble goal that defines our individual success. And that is true whether we are trying to solve underlying community economic and social problems creating a new museum for our children leading the fight against abuse in our community building the United Way to benefit the less fortunate among us or any of the other selfless purposes for which we are honored tonight. There is no question that each of us gathered together tonight in these magnificent surroundings has achieved personal success. But as wonderful and meaningful as that success as an individual is the only way any of us really grows as a person is by contributing to the benefit of our fellow citizens. Thats the real measure of a significant person one who contributes to raising expectations and elevating society through helping others. And that leads to the second precept we hold dear at NCH: that we are all in this together. Throughout this room we are blessed to be in the presence of friends, colleagues and relatives, all of whom we need to realize our goals for our community. Clearly, truly significant goals cannot be reached through individual efforts alone. Be it caring for the sick, educating the next generation, nurturing children, protecting the abused, removing barriers for the disadvantaged, preserving the environment, growing the economy to reach our objective, we need to harness the power of a team. Thats what Im blessed with at NCH a team of 3,600 colleagues, 630 doctors, 24 Board members and countless other significant people, including most especially, a supportive and loving family. All of us honored this evening are similarly surrounded, supported, educated and shaped by a team of caring individuals who, working together, make this extraordinary community the special place it has become. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. One Man of the Year shares his thoughts about the honor GlfhLifi tl allenWEISS Blood center needs donorsThe NCH Community Blood Center bloodmobile is on the road in the days ahead. Successful donors can qualify to win the November grand prize drawing of two nights at the Marco Hilton Beach Resort and Spa, and all donors receive thank-you gifts. Visit the bloodmobile at: Regal Cinemas-Hollywood 20, 6006 Hollywood Blvd., Naples: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 26-28. Successful donors will receive a free movie ticket. Wynns Market, 141 Tamiami Trail N., Naples: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. Successful donors will receive $5 gift cards to Wynns Market and Cosmos Caf & Pizzeria. Prize drawings include an NCH Wellness Centers gift certificate for a therapeutic massage and $25 gift cards to Ace Sunshine Hardware and Cosmos Caf & Pizzeria. Hours at Community Blood Centers are: Bonita Springs, 9170 Bonita Beach Road: Closed until Monday, Nov. 29, when regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. resume. Naples, in the Medical Plaza Building, 311 Ninth St. N.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 26 (closed Thanksgiving). Successful donors on Nov. 26 will receive a free movie ticket.Donors must be 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and present a photo ID. For more information, call 436-5455 or visit Physicians Regional doctors present free seminarsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free seminars at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30: Knee Arthritis: A to Z by Dr. Jon STRAIGHT TALK Heartburn. It has to be heartburn.Margaret Donachy of Naples repeated this mantra for more than four hours before the nausea became too intense, and she went to the emergency room. It was a heart attack. Ms. Donachy had known for years that high cholesterol had caused a buildup of plaque in her arteries and resulted in coronary artery disease. But her body had not reacted well to cholesterol medication, so she stopped taking it. She tried the medication route again after her heart attack, but no luck. Thats when her cardiologist referred her to Dr. John Diaz, director of Millennium Physician Groups Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Center in Naples. After analyzing her family and medication histories, Dr. Diaz determined the 77-year-old woman had a hereditary cholesterol disorder that made her cholesterol particularly difficult to manage. He proposed a new treatment: cholesterol apheresis. Similar to dialysisCholesterol apheresis filters the blood to remove low-density lipoprotein, also called LDL or bad cholesterol. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Center is one of only 60 centers in the country that offer the procedure. Less than .02 percent of patients with high cholesterol are candidates for apheresis, Dr. Diaz says. Diet and exercise is the cornerstone of what we do here, but sometimes a person needs more than that and medication. Apheresis is considered for patients who have LDL levels consistently higher than 200 milligrams per deciliter and have heart disease, or patients who have LDL levels higher than 300 milligrams per deciliter but do not have heart disease. A good LDL level is 100 milligrams per deciliter or less. Cholesterol apheresis involves inserting a catheter into each of the patients arms, and then hooking the catheters up to a machine that functions much like to a dialysis machine. It withdraws blood from the body through one catheter, and then separates the red and white blood cells from the plasma, R.N. Joni Newman, Dr. Diazs nurse who administers the apheresis treatment, explains. The blood is then returned to the body through the other catheter. When the blood re-enters the body, it has about 80 percent less bad cholesterol, Dr. Diaz says. Each treatment can take from three to four hours, depending on the patient. Most patients require apheresis once every two weeks; some, however, require weekly treatments, Ms. Newman says.No regretsMs. Donachy had never heard of apheresis when Dr. Diaz broached the subject. She decided to give it a shot last spring. I think Im better off for it, she says. If I had been doing the treatments a few years ago, I probably could have avoided that heart attack, she says. Apheresis can lower a persons risk of heart attack by 40 to 50 percent, Dr. Diaz says. One drawback, in some patients eyes, is that they will have to receive the treatments for the rest of their lives to maintain lower cholesterol, he adds.Ms. Donachy doesnt love the idea of treatment forever, but she says she has no regrets. I dont ache like I used to, she says. I had to miss a treatment a few weeks ago, and my legs and back really started to ache again.Now that I have had my treatment, Im starting to feel pretty good. I might go dancing, who knows? New cholesterol treatment gives patients SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY ILLUSTRATIONA cut-out section of a clogged artery shows fat deposits and a formed clot.SEE HEALTH, A23


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 A23 Save a Childs Life is Holiday Season. e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida depends on philanthropy to help save the lives of children in our community. Donations help us provide care to save babies born prematurely, treat children battling cancer and provide services that mend families torn apart by childhood illness, injury, chronic disease and abuse. Please consider a gift to e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida this holiday season. As the only childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami, we treat and heal infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. We hope youll nd it in your heart to help save the lives of children in our community.Make a Gift. Make an Impact.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit Dounchis 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1: Living with Knee Pain? Discover Robotic Arm Knee Surgery, Only at Physicians Regional by Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2: Living With Back Pain by Dr. Rick Bhasin The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Seating is limited. Call 348-4180 to RSVP. Visit for more information. 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 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. HEALTHFrom page A22

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The late Jack Briggs has been chosen to receive the 2011 Eagle Award, the Conservancys highest honor in recognition of a person or groups significant contributions to the protection of the areas water, land and wildlife. Mr. Briggs and his family funded the Briggs Nature Center in honor of the commitment of his parents, Bea and Stephen Briggs, who were instrumental in the creation and growth of Naples Community Hospital and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Mr. Briggs wife, Mary Jane Briggs, will accept the award at Magic Under the Mangroves. Bank of America and U.S. Trust Wealth Management are sponsoring the Eagle Award. Nancy White is chairing the event for the second consecutive year. Mrs. Briggs is honorary chair, and Kerry Edwards serves as auction chair. Other committee members include: Rebecca Allen, Edith Andrew, Kellie Burns, Karin Ciesla, Sara Clark, Elaine Cole, Christin Collins, Donna Comstock, Charlotte Corddry, Elizabeth Cottingham, Susan Dalton, Linda Diaz, Carol Dinardo, Carol Farmer, Gloria Ferreri, Cynthia Fiber, Renee Gaddis, Donna Hall, Jennifer Housh, Mary Lou Hull, Judith Hushon, Lin Klein, Nora Kolmer, Maureen Lerner, Shelley Lund, Catherine Miller, Jane Pearsall, Karen Pickrum, Vickie Pruter, Susan Regenstein, Teri Sanders, Lynne Shotwell, Jeanette Simmermon, Jeannie Smith, Vicky Smith, Roxane Stagg, Martha Tardy, Roselyn Travis, Sharon von Arx, Lesley Webster, Arlene Weyl, Pamela Williams, Barbara Wilson and Sheelah Windfeldt. The evening event will feature cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Last years Magic netted more than $440,000 to support the work of the Conservancy. Northern Trust and Gulf Bay are the presenting sponsors of this years event. Supporting sponsors include Pelican Bay, Gulfshore Life magazine, Florida Weekly, NBC-2, the Miami Dolphins, Comcast and Betty McLean Travel. A patron party on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island is sponsored by BNY Mellon and Marsh Insurance. For ticket information, call 403-4219 or visit Conservancy selects Jack Briggs for 2011 Eagle AwardBRIGGS Lunch and Learn at Rookery BayEnjoy lunch from Carrabbas and Costco while learning about environmental topics during the Lunch & Learn monthly lecture series at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road in Naples. At noon on the first Wednesday of the month, Rookery Bay hosts local experts discussing a variety of nature-themed issues. On Dec. 1, biologist Steve Bertone, who has been with Rookery Bay for 20 years, will discuss the cultural history of Rookery Bay Reserve and what life was like in Southwest Florida before the conveniences of electricity, roads and running water. Topics for the seasons remaining lectures are: Jan. 5, Southwest Florida nature; Feb. 2, life cycles in the sea; March 2, Rookery Bay resource management initiatives; and April 6, the reserves stewardship programs. The lectures are free for Friends of Rookery Bay members and $5 for nonmembers (not including admission to the Environmental Learning Center). Seating is limited to the first 50 guests. Call 417-6310 to reserve a spot. Clam Pass guided walks resumeFree guided walks at Clam Pass resume for the season beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, meeting at the tram stop at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Ira Rubenstein, a volunteer guide with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is shown here at the annual sign hanging announcing the family-friendly walks, on which participants learn about Florida history, mangrove trees and some of the plants and animals that share this stunning habitat. Clam Pass County Park is at the end of Seagate drive, next to the Naples Grande Resort. 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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients by New York Style Pizza | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour$2DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTS$4ALL WELLS & HOUSE WINES$5SPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos NOW 40 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9 PIZZAS(Toppings Extra) MONEY & INVESTINGGE is looking like a Dow dogGE is certainly one of the worlds greatest and largest conglomerates but if only the stock would act that way. Instead, GEs stock has been so lackluster in recent years that it could well be nicknamed a Dow dog, as in Dow Jones Industrial dog. Truth be told, GE out-woofs even doggier Dow stocks. The term Dogs of the Dow loosely defined means a very bad stock performer. Technically, or exactly, the term refers to the ten highest dividend yielding DJIA companies at any years end. The concept behind creation of the Dogs of the Dow list was to identify those DJIA stocks that should be bought. The thinking? They would likely outperform other DJIA stocks and other indices. And in fact, it is claimed, that using this strategy would have produced an average annual return of 18 percent since 1973, versus the DJIA return of 12 percent. That is hefty out performance. And people pay attention to such numbers. Why might doggie stocks subsequently outperform? Maybe management gets humiliated by being called a dog and suddenly string a series of corporate successes together. Maybe yesterdays wall flower, unbeknownst to the public, was already undertaking a major transformation program and is just about ready to blossom as Wall Streets new darling. Possibly a lot of the reasoning has to do with the size of the dividend yield. No question the bulk of the DJIAs long-term compounded return since the 1930s has been from its dividends. GEs yield at 3 percent (as of Nov. 19) makes GE a close contender for the 2010 dog list, to be figured after close of trading in 2010. The real reason GEs name is kicked about? Simply, the stocks lackluster price performance during the most recent two-year recovery and the fact that it trades a long distance away some $42 from its price peak of $58.50 in 2000. Since Jack Welchs departure and Jeff Immelts assumption of the throne in 2001, GE is down $25. In 2008, prior to the dividend cut, GE paid a dividend of $1.24 per share; then, due to the financial crisis which saw Warren Buffett enter as an emergency financier, GE cut its dividend for the first time in some 80 years. Most recently a quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share was paid in fall 2010, bringing the current annual yield, as of Nov. 19, to 3 percent. it is hard to imagine that GE, despite large GE Capital losses continuing, will once again backpeddle on its dividend pay out. A simple Internet search about news on GE inevitably brings the reader to jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA articles and blogs and commentaries about how GE has got to do something to bring back its days of glory under Jack Welch. The solutions most often offered are: a management change and/or a round of Wall Streets finest financial engineering. Candidates for a spinoff? Most often, GE Capital is mentioned as the entity that no longer fits within the GE industrial base. And maybe, if the large loan write-offs at GE Capital abate, there is a good possibility.As far as management changes... the obvious candidate is Mr. Immelt. But, while he might not have been GEs solution over the past nine years, he was also not necessarily the problem. GE Capital was made into a gorilla during Jack Welchs tenure and Jeff Immelt, to a certain extent, inherited the problems.Unless the board of directors is vociferous and has courage, few changes will be made from the internal workings of the company. Many times changes are forced upon management by the largest investors. Also possibly, many executives who retired during Mr Welchs era are not too happy that they are sitting on unexercised stock options or stock that isnt keeping up with the Jones stock. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell GE stock. It is a topic for conversation with your financial advisor, especially if you have an interest in GE. As for me, I need to disclose that I am a holder of GE stock, as per my CFA duty to disclose. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. COURTESY GOOGLE FINANCEThe chart shows GEs performance in red compared with the S & P 500 from 2000-2010.

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Competition for these jobs will likely be fierce, and the Better Business Bureau recommends applying early and taking steps to put your best foot forward. The Los Angeles Times has reported that many merchants are looking for more seasonal employees this year than in previous years. Toys R Us alone is hiring 45,000 holiday employees, and other retail giants are hiring up to 30 percent more seasonal staff than last year. The outsourcing firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas projects as many as 600,000 people will land holiday jobs this year. The season will create a much welcome bump in the number of job openings, especially in the retail and restaurant industry, says Karen Nalven, president of BBB serving west Florida. Although the jobs are usually temporary, this is great news for those struggling to find work. BBB has this advice for job hunters: Work where you shop Try to identify seasonal employment with businesses you actually shop at or frequent. You will already be familiar with the company and its products and, secondly, discounts available for employees mean significant savings when shopping for Christmas gifts. Discounts can be as much as 40 percent for seasonal employees. Put your best foot forward Even if you are just picking up an application at stores in the mall, dress your best and be prepared for an interview. This includes being familiar with the companys brand and its products. Retail job hunters in particular need to focus on impressing potential employers with their customer service skills a must when dealing with stressedout shoppers, long checkout lines and day-after-Christmas returns. Be flexible Full-time employees usually have first dibs on the preferred hours and shifts, so seasonal employees should expect to work long, sometimes inconvenient hours including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. If this is a second job in addition to your day job, be upfront and clear with your new employer about your available hours. For more advice on making it through the holidays, visit Chamber visitor center making its moveThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Information Center at 2390 Tamiami Trail in the chamber building will close its doors at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. The center will open in its new home at Four Corners, 900 Fifth Ave. S., on Wednesday, Dec. 8. To service chamber visitors, members and area residents during this transition, a limited amount of information is available at Shamrock Bank and in the lobby of the chamber building. New membersThe chamber welcomes the following 23 new members in October: Aarons Sales & Lease Ownership; Access Title Agency LLC; Alex Plumbing Inc.; Bajio Mexican Grill; Castle Group, Bonita Springs; Ellen and Michael Shapiro, IBR Realty; Facial Spa De Larissa; Goin Postal; Helping Hands Thrift & More; the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bonita Springs; Naples Ice Cream Factory Corp.; Naples International Properties of Downing-Frye Realty; Padgett Business Services; Raymond James and Associates; Royal Shell Real Estate; San Marino Apartments; Stand-Up MRI of Southwest Florida; Summerfields Fine Furnishings, Home Accessories and Antiques; T Bass and Associates LLC; Telecom Solutions USA; The Boathouse Restaurant; The Game Guys LLC, Fort Myers; and Unity Of Naples. To learn more about the new members, visit the chambers online business directory at www.napleschamber. org. To learn more about joining the chamber, contact Don Neer, New Member Services manager, at 403-2906 or At Your Place can handle the detailingAt Your Place Detailing has opened at, well, your place. Yes, we come to you, says Christian Galindo, owner and founder of the mobile car detailing business. No need to worry about dropping off or picking up your vehicle, she adds. We come to your home or business and provide hand washing, hand waxing, interior detailing and pressure cleaning. The most popular full auto detail includes both exterior and interior cleaning. All road tar and bugs are removed first, followed by a hand washing. Tires are cleaned and all brake dust is removed from wheels. Interior cleaning includes vacuuming carpets and removing debris from between seats, cup holders and under seats. Cloth and carpet seats are shampooed which usually removes most stains. Leather seats are cleaned and conditioned to maintain their softness and prevent cracking. Door panels and dashboard are thoroughly cleaned and UV protection applied. If you are considering selling or trading your vehicle, a detail will assure a quicker sale and increase the value, adds co-founder Jessica Jesters. At Your Place Detailing operates from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week. Prices begin at $50 per vehicle. To schedule an appointment, call 240-3300 or e-mail Mercato welcomes cigar bar, beauty salonBonita Springs-based Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company has opened its first cigar bar, Burn, in Mercato. The concept of Burn has been in the works for several years, says Rocky Patel, president and CEO. The bar features the complete line of Rocky Patel cigars and an extensive list of wines, single-malt scotches, bourbons and other spirits that complement each cigar blend. I have hand-selected every cigar, each bottle of wine and even each piece of furniture, to create the perfect luxury-lounge experience, Mr. Patel says. Ive created a place that reflects how I enjoy life. Burn is a sanctuary. Burn is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. For more information, visit Also new to Mercato is Stilista, an upscale beauty salon specializing in hair care, manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. Longtime Naples residents Frank and Laura Rubinelli are the proprietors. Mrs. Rubinelli is a professional stylist who took some time off to raise the couples young children and is now ready to get back to work; Mr. Rubinelli is a general contractor. They designed Stilista with six stations for hair styling, two nail tech stations and two pedicure stations. The hair stylists work as independent contractors and are allowed to bring their client base from their previous work place. Stilista carries Kerastase and Unite luxury hair products. The salon is open Tuesday through Saturday. For appointments, call 431-5171. For more information, visit or e-mail COURTESY PHOTOSRocky Patel Premium Cigar Company, above, and Stilista salon are now open in Mercato.

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit www. The next Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Real Seafood Co., 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way. Cost is $15. Sign up at The Collier Building Industry Association holds its 2011 Installation Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Call 436-6100 or visit The Collier County Bar Association holds its annual holiday party for families from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Naples Bay Resort. The buffet will have child-friendly options, and a special guest from the North Pole will make an appearance. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for ages 5-16. Cash bar. Register at The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its holiday party from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at The Club at Grandezza. Guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for donations to the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Reservations made by Dec. 6 are $35; cost after that is $45. Register at Womens Networking of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at its new meeting place: Carrabbas at 4320 Tamiami Trail N. In addition to regular networking, a holiday auction is on the program. Register at PRACC, Public Relations and Marketing Professionals of Collier County, holds its holiday party and annual scholarship fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. RSVP at Terry Rand and Bianca Vukovic of Rand Financial Advisors host a complimentary lunch and estate planning seminar beginning at noon Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Flemings Steakhouse, 8985 Tamiami Trail N. For more information and to make reservations, call (877) 4417263 or e-mail The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20. Register at BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL When looking for investments, its smart to focus on familiar fields that interest us. For many, retailing fits that bill. To invest successfully in retailers, combine your personal observations with what you glean from news and company reports.Spend time in the stores themselves, where retailers control the presentation of their brand, customer service and the shopping experience. Assess inventory levels in displays. Are stocks being depleted quickly? Check for markdowns. If most of the store is on sale, there may be inventory-control problems that will shrink profit margins. See how satisfied shoppers are you might even ask them.At malls, see what people are wearing and where theyre shopping. 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HEARING DEVICEGAME CHANGER!My Lyric hearing device tackles almost anything, even stadium background noise.Coach Mike WaufleProfessional Football Coach, Lyric Wearer Since 2008 Invisible. Effortless. 24/7. l y ble Lyric Wear RISK-FREE 30-Day Trial**Timothy J. Roupas Au.D., FAAA Doctor of Audiology in limited numbers and may require getting up at O-dark-thirty and standing in line for hours for a chance to get your hands on them. If youre willing to lose sleep and risk being denied, there are some excellent deals to be had. But dont fixate exclusively on the ridiculously cheap items offered in limited numbers; secondary sales can also be excellent, usually last much longer, and are often mirrored by major online retailers. FW recommendation: To avoid sleep deprivation induced pre-dawn wrestling matches, hit a Black Friday website that publishes leaked ads, like, and see what deals youre interested in. As the weekend approaches, check online retailers to see if theyre price-matching them, particularly (which starts Black Friday sales on Monday the 22nd, and their Amazon Prime membership offers free two-day air shipping for $79 a year; excellent if you have to ship to family members all over the country). If you can find a price-matched deal, grab it online. If not, skip the limited quantity items (if you find one, consider it an unexpected bonus), make a list of the sale goodies youd like, the sale times and stores, then map a route from store to store. Get a good nights sleep, fuel up with coffee, then head out and take a semi-relaxed run down your list to see whats still available. Dont get too attached to a specific item at a blowout price though; once the store sells out they count on your disappointment to set you up for a bait and switch to something thats no deal at all. There are plenty of fish in the sea, people: Try not to fall overboard because youre fixated on a particularly pretty one. Finally, as much as retailers would like you to believe they do, great sales dont end after Cyber Monday; the entire holiday season will be packed with opportunities to save big bucks. And although prices may not be quite as crazy-low, youre more likely to actually get your hands on the item youre interested in without getting up at 2 a.m. and risking an elbow to the head from an overzealous shopper whos desperate to get past you at the door to save six bucks on the complete boxed set of The Real Housewives of Orange County.THE GOODS Televisions. A perennial holiday season favorite. As long as you dont need the absolute latest technology, like 3D television (yes, you need glasses, though theyre decidedly more high tech than the ones you get issued at Imax theaters) 2010 will bring great buying opportunities. LCD TV prices are expected to be 12 percent lower than last seasons prices and leaked Black Friday ads are already showing up with 40-inch LCDs priced under $300. A few data points to keep in mind: Dont be scared to forego a 1080P screen if you find a screaming deal, as most experts agree that for under 48 inches 720P looks fine. Also, dont ignore plasma screens: though LCD has become extremely popular, plasmas often cost much less and have better black levels (good for movies), though they use more electricity and have a more reflective screen. If your room is particularly bright and you dont want to watch a reflection of yourself on the couch watching television, you might want to stick to LCD. Finally, be careful when you compare TVs in a big box store. Often the brightness and contrast settings are set extremely high to make them look better, and the tint can be off as well. The point is, just because it looks best at the store doesnt mean its the best unit out there: it may just be the one they want to sell the most of. Do some online research and learn about the technology and specific screens on your own rather than relying on the sales staff. FW recommendation: If you find a sweet deal, snap it up and dont look back. Cell Phones. It wasnt so long ago that the idea of giving a cell phone as a gift seemed a bit like giving someone a toaster: useful, but who wants an appliance as a gift? That changed with the arrival of the iPhone and other smart phones. And, as they became more and more powerful, demand for coolest phone on the block has elevated the cell phone to both a thoughtful and generous gift, while a toaster remains fairly lame. With cell phones, technology changes rapidly enough that it pays to hold out as long as possible. For example, a couple of weeks ago the new Windows Phone 7 finally became available in the United States (on T-Mobile and AT&T), as did the new MyTouch 4G (on T-Mobile) with video calling. The latest BlackBerry models, featuring RIMs new operating system have also begun shipping and AT&T already has slashed prices on them. FW recommendation: Cell phone deals available now will likely continue through the holidays, and may well get even better. If you dont need it today, hold out for a bit to see what appears in stores and online. MP3 Players. iPods own the lions share of this market, as anyone whos come out of their cave in the last five years can tell you. Although iPod prices are fairly well controlled, it is possible to get a deal on them, though it usually consists of a free gift card or additional item with a purchase. Still, that beats getting nothing as a bonus. If youre willing to leave the Apple brand, you have more options. Excellent MP3 players are available from Sandisk, Samsung, Microsoft and Sony, and many have major advantages over an iPod, not the least of which is more aggressive pricing. Try researching them online to find out what they do, then ask yourself if you really need an iPod brand if not, you can save more than a few ducats. FW recommendation: If you must have an iPod and find a deal on one, grab it theyre rare. The rest of them will go on sale throughout the season, though your best deals may well come on the Black Friday weekend. Were aware of no impending major new releases from any major manufacturer, particularly in light of the recent refreshes from both Apple and Sony, so just grab the best deal you can find, whenever you find it. E-Readers. Recent product line refreshes from both Sony (Reader) and Amazon (Kindle) mean whats on the market now is what will be on the market later in the year, with the exception of the highly anticipated NOOKcolor from Barnes & Noble. The NOOKcolor, though, by virtue of the fact that it does not use e-ink, will suffer greatly in comparison to the traditional offerings when used outdoors. Prices on all of these units are fixed, and the Kindles and Nooks have both seen recent deep cuts, so dont expect any deals. FW recommendation: If you happen to see an e-reader that offers a gift card with purchase, take it its unlikely youll be able to do better. Laptops/Tablets. In the case of Apple, theyve just released a refreshed MacBook Air, so its doubtful anything new is coming on that front. Rumors of a new, smaller iPad have yet to be confirmed, and they wont be. The good news is that if your heart is set on an Apple product, since they dont really go on sale, you can wait until the holidays are closer before making a decision about which to buy. The bad news is, of course, that they dont really go on sale. FW recommendation: Sit tight and see what happens, but dont get your hopes up. Wal-Marts recent addition of iPads to its electronics department may net you some sort of deal, but its unlikely to be a price break. Online sites often offer the only discounts or bonus offers, so be sure to check there. In the non-Apple world, there are far too many variants coming and going to keep up, though new this holiday season are some non-iPad tablets. The Androidpowered 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is available from both T-Mobile and AT&T ($399 with contract at press time), and HP has released a Windows 7 tablet called the Slate 500 (starting at $799). As with televisions, its unlikely youll get a great deal on something thats been released recently, but snapping up a last generation (which may mean something just a few months old) laptop or netbook for a great price is a distinct possibility. FW recommendation: Grab your sales circulars early, look for the price point you want to hit, do some backup research on the net, then snap one up. Remember to check out data like battery life and whether it has a built-in camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Video Games. Microsoft and Sony already launched their major new goodies: the PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect motion controllers. Also, one of the most-anticipated games of the year, Call of Duty: Black Ops, is already on store shelves. Thus far there has been no shortage of stock on any of them, so with those major moves out of the way it all comes down to pricing. Unfortunately, like many other products, pricing on these units is fixed, and is unlikely to drop before the holidays. Many retailers, among them Wal-Mart and Amazon. com, have offered gift card promotions in the past and are likely to do so again. FW recommendation: Search the online Black Friday sites as well as major online retailers to find gift card or bundle deals. If you find what you want on special, grab it while the grabbing is good. It wont last. If you dont find anything particularly compelling, sit tight: theres still a shot manufacturers may release some bundled deals before the end of the year. GOOD BUYSFrom page B1COURTESY PHOTO BLACK FRIDAY

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 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@ MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. James and Denise Hadley 2. James and Doris Lim 3. Dr. Joseph and Jean Beauchamp 4. David Greene 5. Tyler Korn and Dr. Rebecca Kosloff 6. Tom Wagner and Kris Scoone 7. Blane and Doshie Crandall 8. Paul and Amanda Dorio 9. Matt and Brenda Strange, Rebecca Lambert and Jonathan Sonne 10. Cathy and Richard Pagliara and Margaret Taha 11. Dr. Richard and Sylvia PrewittA cocktail reception at the Naples Sailing & Yacht ClubCollier County Medical Society welcomes new members 1 5 8 10 11 6 7 9 2 3 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 BUSINESS B9 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@ MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Michaela Henning and M. Judith DaRocha 2. Andrea Clark Brown, John Long, Joyce Owens, keynote speaker, judge Roney Mateu and Junie Mateu 3. Charles Sappenfield and Brandt Henning 4. Barie and Christina Fez-Barrington, Magda and Alexander Irigoyen 5. Tom Jones, Stephen Hruby, Regina Vaccarella, Matt Sommers and Jamie Searles of Architects Unlimited 6. Tom Jones, Theo Etzel, Stephen Hruby and Charles Sappenfield 7. Denise Couture Cowell, Kevin Cowell, Larry Hernandez and Rocco Costa 8. Luisa and Catalina Bohorquez 9. Dick Geary, Brad Schiffer and David CorbanAIA Design Awards for 2010 at Miromar Design Center 1 4 6 8 7 9 5 23

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS 1. The volunteers in front of Palm Cottage 2. Tina Carter, Nancy Kerns and Jean DAndrea 3. Loraine Kudelski and Carol Pawlus 4. Hildebard Carney and Cathy Reed 5. Margie and Lynn Scribante 1. Jessica Zeidler and Leo Bohorque 2. David and Annette Marcozzi 3. Alissa Troutman 4. Dawn Cannivino, before the makeover, and after 5. Tamura Nashman and Jim Goehler 6. Gina Paychex and Nick Benn 7. Claudette Cooley, Heather Yanchus and Karen KohlerA chamber evening at Naples Bay ResortChamber Visitor Center volunteers tour Palm Cottage The Big Reveal at Business After 5 1 34 5 2 1 2 3 44 5 7 6


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NOV. 25-DEC. 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental PropertiesANNUAL RENTALSUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSOld Naples/Naples Bay Resort ...........$3500 Park Shore Beach/Vistas .....................$2200 Pelican Marsh/Mont Claire ...............$2000 Beachfront/Esplanade .........................$1900 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1800 Banyan Woods ......................................$1700 Tiburon/Ventanas................................$1300 Park Shore/Swan Lake ........................$1200 Stonebridge/Carrington ......................$1175 High Point/Catalina ............................$1000 Furnished Annuals from $1200UNFURNISHED HOUSES Park Shore .............................................$7000 Port Royal ..............................................$6700 Vanderbilt .............................................$4500 Royal Harbor ........................................$4500 Coquina Sands .....................................$4500 Firano .....................................................$3900 Old Naples .............................................$2600 River Reach Estates ..............................$2400 Pebble Brooke Lakes ............................$1500 RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA Bonita Bay/Esperia ...............................$2500 Bonita Bay/House ........................ from $1975 Shadow Wood Preserve .......................$1275 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ........................$1000 Brooks/Sunset Stream ...........................$975 Furnished Annuals from $850 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREACOURTESY PHOTOModel 5202 is one of several models available for leaseback in The Strada at Mercato. A third-quarter spike in sales at The Strada residences at Mercato is a positive indicator for sales activity in the upcoming season. Eight closings from September to November, which are months not typically as active for condominium sales, is encouraging as we head into season, says Todd Kendall, president of Strateca, a division of T he Lutg ert Companies and the creators of The Strada. Year-to-date sales reached $9,392,000 at The Strada, he adds. Modeled after the European approach to living with residential over retail, the upscale enclave includes 92 residences in two buildings overlooking Strada Place, the main street of Mercato. Homeowners enjoy use of a 52-foot heated pool, gas grills, separate fitness and clubhouse complete with catering kitchen and flat screen TVs, as well as two parking spaces per residence in a controlled-access parking garage. One-, twoand three-bedroom plans range from 985 square feet to 2,576 square feet of living space. The Strada residences are ideal year-round or for the homebuyer who wants a seasonal home or vacation getaway. A choice collection of restaurants, fashion boutiques, services and a Whole Foods grocer are all just footsteps away, says Kristin Cartwright, director of shopping center marketing for T he Lutg ert Companies. Select Strada residences come furnished in a range of designer motifs to make the move-in transition effortless. An assortment of leaseback models is also available for the buyer who isnt quite ready to occupy the home. The residence is leased by the developer and shown as a furnished model. For someone who is a year away from retirement, for example, the leaseback option lets them lock in on current pricing and occupy the home later, Mr. Kendall says. The residential sales center for The Strada at Mercato is at 9123 Strada Place. Models are open daily. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit Condominium sales at Mercato indicate a strong season aheadSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples-based Wegman Design Group earned two Design Excellence Awards from the American Society of Interior Designs South Florida Chapter for 2010. The firm received the award for Sustainable Green Commercial Interior Space Design of the Year for its work on the new South Regional Library in Collier County. The second award, Healthcare Design of the Year, recognized its remodel design of The Birth Place at NCH hospital in North Naples. The library project created an environmentally friendly interior space that encourages learning and creativity while reflecting the areas connecReal estate activity in the Naples area is trending upward, according to the latest report form the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). We saw how the third quarter sales were impacted by the end of the homebuyer tax credit and the news of the oil spill, but we are now seeing a resurgence in the marketplace, says Michele Harrison of John R. Wood Realtors. The pending sales activity that was missing during the summer is back. The overall pending sales trend when compared year over year shows Library, hospital projects earn accolades for Wegman Design GroupNABOR report shows activityCOURTESY PHOTOSouth Regional Library SEE DESIGN, B16 SEE NABOR, B16




Built in 2007. 6,350 sq ft. 9,400 total. Bay views. $5,500,000 in the Moorings 7,668 sq ft. 5bed/6bath, furnished model. Lakeview. $4,995,000 at Mediterra 5,807 sq ft. furnished model with long lake/golf views. $3,495,000 at Mediterra Bank Owned. 5,734 sq ft. Built in 2008. Bay views. $3,300,000 at Park Shore 3,049 sq ft. furnished villa decorated by Collins & Dupont. Golf course views. $1,998,500 at Mediterra Built in 2007. 3,925 living sq ft. Private lakeviews. $1,995,500 at Mediterra Reduced 254,000! 2,080 sq ft. Fully renovated beachfront condo. $853,999 in Moorings. Former model offered furnished. Golf & lake views. 3505 sq ft. $1,499,900 at Tuscany Reserve. 239-273-1376 David William Auston, PA AMERIVEST REALTY Build your custom Mediterra home on one of the few remaining lots. From $398,000 at Mediterra SOLD Open Sun. 1-4 Bank Owned Cell: (239) 572-2200 Email: chris@allnaples.comVisit www.allnaples.comto search for active listings, view photos, maps, virtual tours, and much more. CHRISTOPHER A.BRAUN, DOWNING-FRYE REALTY, INC.C R S TREMENDOUS MOORINGS VALUE $1,395,000 Truly the WOW factor here! Quiet interior Moorings location within walking distance to the Miramar Beach Access on Gulf Shore Boulevard. Brand new, never lived in gorgeous 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, plus den, loft and fantastic sunny pool/spa area with full summer kitchen. Luxurious high end custom nishes include all bedrooms as suites, wood oors, impact glass, private elevator, huge coffered ceilings with hand crafted beams and planking, wood plank wainscoting and gourmet equipped kitchen. Adjacent property available for $1,350,000.00. Both properties available as a package for $2,700,000.00


Bridgette Foster Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Estancia Bonita Bay 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 5104SF, 4+den, private estate pool home, preserve view. $1,795,000 Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 3+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $695,000 U Pbtn FURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $ 247,000 Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $349,000 4+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,290,000 Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/ private guest cabana. $2,495,000 Mediterra Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 Refurbished 3/3, redesigned kit. Gulf/Bay/W.P. views. $1,425,000 Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $839,000 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, views of Gulf/River/Bay. $995,950 Marble rs, new granite kit, Gulf views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 3+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $985,000 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $894,000 New A/C units & hot water heater, 2677SF, Views. $899,000 3096 SF, lanais off living & Master suit, amazing views. $1,499,000. Dramatic 2677SF, elegant upgrades, beach/Wiggins Pass views. $879,900 Bright, spacious great room, w/ water views, 2 lanais, 2428SF. $749,000 Walk into breathtaking views! Wood rs, Granite kit. 3/3. $889,000 New granite in kit, surrounded by water, end unit, 2872SF. $895,000 BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE AMERIVEST Realty 2677SF, designer decorated, wood rs, Gulf/Bay/River views. $895,000


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VASARI $349,9003 bed/2bath plus den 2nd oor carriage home with attached garage, Professionally decorated with loads of upgrades!VASARI $565,0003+den, 2 full bathes. This fabulous Porta Rosa villa has western exposure located on Lake Vasari. VASARI 349,000Spacious carriage home boasts 3 large bedrooms+ Den 2 full baths. Bundled golf, tennis and CC amenities included. VASARI $219,9002 bedrooms +den/2 baths Don't miss this newly listed 2nd oor garden home with outstanding lake and golf course views.Bonita Springs, FL 34135 The Good Life... is closer than you think!Greg A. Pedrotty, REALTOR Cell: 239.776.4251 Whether you are Buying or Selling let me go to work for you to exceed your expectations in the real estate process. My goal is to relieve the stress and make the transaction an enjoyable memory. Buy With Bristol, Sell With BristolForest Park 239.352.6400 877.352.6404www.BristolRE.com3790 Recreation LaneLovely 4+ Den Floorplan w/ Dream Kitchen$359,900 Featured Agent Hiring Agents Call For Details Exciting Opportunities 791 10th Street South Ste. 202 Naples, FL 34102 Bristol Properties International is a full-service, boutique real estate company providing you, our clients, superior service.were here for you: I am the President of the Company and my wife, Jean, is the Owner and Broker. We reside in Aqualane Shores and have enjoyed living and working in Naples for over 20 years. I am in a unique position to advise you of trends in our community that affect the sale of your home and property as an Aqualane Shores residence. As an international corporation, Bristol, offers opportunities for international investors to buy or sell here in southern Florida or to assist you with the acquisition of that special pied-a-terre in Paris. As a businessman, as well as, a Realtor, I can assist my Buyers and Sellers with questions relating to nancing, banking, and insurance through one of our sister companies, Bristol Trading Company and CJA & Associates, an actuarial marketing employee& wealth management rm, of which I am CEO.Please contact me at 877.352.6404 or to request a free comparative market analysis, giving you an estimate of the current value of your property. Raymond AnknerCall Today: 239-963-7825 Florida Weekly-Ray Ankner 11-23-Page 1 11/22/2010 3:09:36 PM tion to the Gulf of Mexico and nature. Finish materials, lighting and furnishings include reclaimed and renewable materials certified to reduce the carbon footprint. The redesign of patient and family areas at NCH incorporates a garden botanical motif in the information and visitor check-in areas and family and childrens waiting areas. Two years ago, Wegman Design Group received a Design Excellence Award for its SeaCAREium project, a complete remodel of the NCH Healthcare System pediatric acute care unit. the market is moving back up, says John Steinwand of Naples Realty Services, adding overall pending sales for the 12 months ending October 2010 increased 11 percent when compared to the 12 months ending October 2009. Overall pending sales increased to 9,400 compared to 8,437. In the $1 million-plus category, pending sales are up more than 40 percent, says Phil Wood of John R. Wood Realtors. The number of available properties decreased 3 percent to 9,044, down from 9,347. The bank freeze on foreclosed homes has not scared buyers away, they are still buying properties, says Steve Barker of Amerivest Realty. The NABOR report also reveals: Overall closed sales for the 12 months ending October 2010 increased 19 percent, with 7,912 sales compared to 6,645 sales for the 12 months ending October 2009. Single-family pending sales increased 20 percent, with 436 contracts in October 2010 compared to 363 contracts in October 2009. Single-family pending sales in the $1 million to $2 million category increased 54 percent for the 12 months ending October 2010, with 263 contracts compared to 171 contracts for the 12 months ending October 2009. Condo pending sales increased 6 percent in October 2010, with 345 contracts compared to 326 contracts in October 2009. Condo closed sales increased 31 percent in the same time period. The overall median closed price for the 12 months ending October 2010 showed no change from one year ago, remaining at $180,000. However, there was a 3 percent overall increase in the median for properties in the price segments above $300,000. View the full report at DESIGNFrom page B11NABORFrom page B11COURTESY PHOTOThe lobby of The Birth Place/NCH North Naples Hospital


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ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordance with applicable law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos, land uses, dimensions, speci cations, improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. VISIT WWW.MIROMARLAKES.COM TO SEE MIROMAR LAKES CAPTURED ON FILM 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 Just north of Naples. I-75 exit 123. Turn right onto Corkscrew Road then left onto Ben Hill Grif n Parkway. Continue 2.8 miles north to Miromar Lakes (239) 425-2340 Toll Free (877) 809-9444 www.MiromarLakes.comBeach Clubhouse Golf Clubhouse Gatehouse Entry Fountain Private Beaches Signature Championship Golf Miromar LakesBEACH & GOLF CLUB2010 National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD WINNERFor Best Clubhouse in the NationMIROMAR LAKES BEACH CLUB2010 National Association of Home Builders SILVER AWARD WINNERFor Best Clubhouse in the Nation MIROMAR LAKES GOLF CLUBCLUBHOUSEIN THE UNITED STATES#1Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club continues to set the gold standard for luxurious waterfront resort living.AURORA AWARDFor Best Clubhouse in 12 southeastern states: Miromar Lakes Beach Club COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR & BEST CLUBHOUSE2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010Pinnacle Awards from the Lee Building Industry Association & Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association80 AWARDS AND COUNTING


$299,000 Impressive, large 1st oor unit. 2-car garage, lots of storage. Quality & style. $128,000 Immaculate manufactured home. On lake. Very large screened porch. Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., Richard Residential, LLC $99,000 Stunning community. Vacant parcel overlooking golf course. Storage shed. SELLER FINANCING CALL FOR MORE DETAILS AND YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING 239-352-4945 Panoramic Gulf and Sunset Views7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1109ST. RAPHAEL #1109An Architectural Masterpiece Sharon McKie Voted Peoples Choice... Best Real Estate Ofce From the gleaming marble oors to faux nishes, you feel the elegance and comfort in this outstanding 3 bedroom/3 bath condo, end unit, east to west views, in one of Pelican Bays nest and newest buildings with fabulous amenities. Easy beach access steps from outstanding pool area. $1,894,000. OPEN HOUSEAmazing 3 bedroom/3bath Southern exposure lakefront, extended Oakmont Model Call Sherry Irvin at Premiere Plus Realty for details and directions. 3888 Valentia Way Island Walk by DiVosta Judy Jones 239-821-3533 239-821-3534cbjudy@earthlink.netwww.JonesLarsonTeam.comLynn & Ed Brown 239-641-4968 239-641-4903EBrown822@aol.comwww. oridamoves.com928 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Fl. 34145 1-800-733-8121 ext. 640, 645 or 660 872 S. Heathwood Beautiful bay water view. Completely updated throughout. Offered furnished.$2,295,000 Hideaway Beach Cottage 2 Bed + Den, 3 Bath. Fabulous Gulf Views, updates galore! $1,300,000 Saratoga at Lely Resort 3 Bed, 3 Bath coach home, 2-car garage, bamboo ooring. $395,000 San Marco Villas 2Bd/1.5Bath condo. Tile and new kitchen appliances. Central location.$155,000 1362 Bayport Fabulous Golf Course. 3bed/3bath renovated home. Priced at only$495,000 Tropical Retreat Close to shopping and dining. 2 bedroom 2 bath end unit condo with lots of updates. $149,000 Dill Court Southern exposure lot with newer seawall. Wide water view, on city sewer. $629,000 Bay front Penthouse Over 2700sq.ft. 3Bd/2.5Baths. Granite counters, outdoor lanai & balconies. Priced at only$525,000 825 Elm Court Water direct, Southern exposure, boat dock and lift. Rental income history available.$395,000 Verona Walk Attached villa, 2Bd/2Baths. Large lanai with oversized lot view. 2-car garage. $229,000 Elm Court Lot Water direct Southern exposure oversized lot. Dock & boat lift in place.$489,000 REDUCED Villa De Mar Condo 2Bd/2Bath condo, completely updated, deeded boat dock. Rental income history available.$289,000 REDUCED


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The FantasticksLegendary musical opens TheatreZones sixth season. C3 A new tradition?Nancy Stetson opines on a Thanksgiving from Hell. C8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONNOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Get out Saxophonist Dave Koz and Friends has been doing A Smooth Jazz Christmas tour for 13 years. But this years outing offers something fans have never experienced on any previous tour. Its the first time Ive ever had another saxophone on the road with us, Mr. Koz says. That in and of itself is kind of a novel thing, but this is not just any other sax player, he adds: Shes Candy Dulfer, who is, well shes bad ass. I was trying to think of a more polite way to say it, but shes just great. The other musicians on the tour arent exactly chopped liver, either: guitarist Jonathan Butler and keyboardist/multiinstrumentalist Brian Culbertson. But Mr. Koz feels Ms. Dulfer will be the wild card that brings extra spice to each evening. Shes totally an amazing musician whos going to add this energy, an excitement, to our show thats new and fresh. A Smooth Jazz Christmas will be at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. Mr. Koz has been particularly aware of the challenges many acts have faced in drawing fans to concerts. His summer shows (with Mr. Butler) did good business, but he knows fans are being selective in concert choices. Its kind of a great responsibility on our part, on stage, to make sure that that time and money is well spent and that A new ripple on a Christmas traditionBY ALAN SCULLEY ____________________Special to Florida WeeklySEE KOZ, C4 SEE WEEKEND, C4 YOUR HOLIDAY FEAST IS FINISHED, AND ALL THAT REMAINS are the leftovers: turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey casserole. Your favorite NFL team won or lost. Youve done your pre-dawn, Black Friday shopping (or maybe you didnt care to brave the crowds and slept in). And now the four-day weekend stretches in front of you like a blank canvas. Maybe youre on your own, or maybe you have a houseful of company. What to do? Let our bakers dozen of ideas help you decide. 1. See Dickens A Christmas CarolMany Christmas presentations are, lets face it, downright schlocky. The Naples Players present an alternative to that with Dickens A Christmas Carol. THINGS TO DO OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND<<< <<< <<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<<<< BY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFTHE NAPLES PLAYERS / COURTESY PHOTOJenna Canfield as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Bob Garnett as Scrooge in Dickens A Christmas Carol. 13 13<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< <<<<<<
PAGE 57 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 TM In early October, the blogosphere unleashed a fantastically viral post, Jason Wires Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World, which has since been reposted on Facebook more than 29,000 times. Some of the words are laughable, like Scottish tartle, the act of hesitating while introducing someone because youve forgotten their name. Or tingo from Pascuense, the language of Easter Island: the act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them. My personal favorite is cafune, in Brazilian Portuguese. The word already reads as something sultry and lyrical, even before you know it means to tenderly run your fingers through someones hair. There is also the devastating saudade, which sounds like a sob, a Portuguese term that refers to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love which is lost. In his post, Mr. Wire not only introduces us to this poetic new vocabulary, but he also explores deeper linguistic questions. The hardest part about learning a new language, he writes, isnt so much getting acquainted with the translations of vocabulary and different grammatical Untranslatable ArtisHENDERSON forms and bases, but developing an inner reflex that responds to words texture. He provides an example. When you hear the word criminal, you dont think of one who commits acts outside the law, but rather the feeling and mental imagery that comes with that word.The terms on his list, with their evocative textures specific to their own languages, are individual lessons on the cultures that produced them. The Russian toska, for example, translates to a restless melancholy. A dull ache of the soul, Vladmir Nabokov described it, and the dark, mournful concept admittedly feels very Russian.Kyoikumama, a Japanese term for A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement, feels distinctively Japanese.If Portuguese passion and Soviet Bloc angst can be so effectively captured linguistically, I wonder, then, about our own language. Im curious which English words are untranslatable, and what our specifically American vocabulary says about our culture.In my travels abroad, there is one term I have consistently been unable to translate: hook-up. Its a concept that defies explanation, one that is variable even in American English, a verb and a noun with no fixed definition. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSwhich way we want it just meeting for coffee or going all the way. We have invented a term that corresponds to our vagueness, a word that reflects an uncertainty toward our own intimacy. Hooking up is a difficult concept to explain to foreigners, and the only people who really understand the texture of the word are other Americans. Which explains why, linguistically speaking, so many of us prefer intimacy with our own kind. ...Yes, to hookup, my Latin American friends said. To meet for a cup of coffee. Sometimes that too, I replied. Does it mean to make love? my French friends always asked. Sometimes, I would answer. But perhaps in a more casual sense. Yes, to hook-up, my Latin American friends said. To meet for a cup of coffee. Sometimes that too, I would say. Which points to the very nature of hooking up: untranslatable. The word is ambiguous, like our American attitude to sex and relationships. We never know d men t a l i magery d w ith their evocah eir own lan s sons on t h e m T h e Rus a nslates to a u ll ache o f v described u l concept i an. s e term f or s sl y push a c a de mi c n ctivel y n eb ue. t here s tent l y h oo k -up. s ex p lana l e even in r b an d a t ion. w hic m e a e t t t c o n ers, really u wor d a r e xplains w so man y of o wn k in d f r i en d s sa id T o mee t f or a cup o f co ff ee. Sometimes that too, I would sa y Wh ic h p oints to t h e very nature o f hookin g up: un u u u u u u u u u u tran s lata b l e Th e w ord is ambiguous, li ke o ur A me ri ca n at ti tu de t o se x an d relationshi p s. We W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W n ev er kn k k k k k o w


>>What: TheatreZones The Fantasticks >>When: Thursday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 12 >>Where: The G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples >>Cost: $43-$48 (season subscriptions and group discounts available) >>Info: (888) 966-3352 or in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 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 TheatreZone opens its sixth season with The Fantasticks. The sweet and timeless boy-meetsgirl tale opens Thursday, Dec. 2, and plays through Dec. 12 at the G&L Theatre on the campus of the Community School of Naples.Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theater production at Barnard College. The moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned and torn apart by warring families, only to discover a more mature and meaningful love, is punctuated by a series of catchy, memorable songs, most notably the bittersweet Try To Remember. The heart of the show, says TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni, is its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication. Because its so pure and simple, he explains, It transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.The Fantasticks premiered at Sullivan Street Playhouse, a small offBroadway theater in NYCs Greenwich Village, in 1960 and closed 42 years later, after 17,162 performances. Notables who appeared in the offBroadway and touring production throughout its long run include Liza Minnelli, Elliott Gould, Glenn Close, Ricardo Montalban, Kristin Chenoweth, Bert Convy and F. Murray Abraham. The cast for TheatreZones production includes Ladd Boris as Hucklebee, John Felix as Bellomy, Juliet Jewett as The Mute, Gary Obeldobel as Henry, Molly Ann Ross as Luisa, Mark Sanders as El Gallo, Vincent Teschel as Matt and Leo Wolfe as Mortimer. The highly stylized play showcases an ensemble cast and combines oldfashioned showmanship, classic musical theatre and comedy. With minimal costumes and a small band, the show will engage the audiences imagination.TheatreZones production is sponsored by Moorings Park. The professional companys sixth season continues with No, No Nanette, Jan. 6-16; Blood Brothers starring Broadways Andrea McArdle, March 10-20; and Beehive: The s Musical! with Neapolitan Paige Miles of American Idol fame, May 5-15.Season subscriptions are $172-$192. Individual seats are $43-$48 plus a $2 per ticket fee. A mini-series of three shows and group rates are also available. For more information, call (888) 9663352, visit the box office or go to www. Classic boy-meets-girl love story the sixth season for TheatreZones

PAGE 59 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Adapted by John Jakes (The Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South trilogy), the play incorporates Charles Dickens into his own Christmas fable. Set in Victorian London, it offers a cast of 35 with many playing multiple roles. The Players promise a traditional tale, told with a difference. Tickets are $35 ($10 for students). Holiday weekend performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 (the show runs through Dec. 19). Dickens A Christmas Carol at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org2. Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on TV Its a holiday tradition: watching the Peanuts crew celebrate Thanksgiving on TV. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. When friends invite themselves over to Charlie Browns for Thanksgiving, the hapless roundheaded kid winds up feeding them toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn and jellybeans. (Snoopy and Woodstock, on the other hand, share a traditional Thanksgiving feast.)3. Get in step with the Rockettes Nothing will put you in the Christmas spirit like The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. This two-hour extravaganza dazzles and delights and is at its best when the 18 high-kicking dancers are on stage. Highlights include The Rockettes dancing as Santas reindeer, an innovative tap dance interpretation of The Twelve Days of Christmas and, of course, the troupes trademark precision kick line. The show ends with a live nativity that has real camels, sheep and a donkey. Tickets are $39 to $125. Performances run through Sunday, Nov. 28. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers; 481-4849 or Shop for a Christmas tree and decorate with an arts theme With one holiday over, many people look forward to the next and shop for their Christmas tree over the Thanksgiving weekend. Instead of seashells and flamingos, why not decorate with something artsy this year? Pick a musical or an opera and adorn accordingly (i.e., a Music Man tree could have tiny trombones, band hats, suitcases and books; a Sweeney Todd tree could have pies and shaving implements). 5. Get lost in the woods Go to the Naples Museum of Art and see Louise Nevelsons majestic and mysterious installation piece, Dawns Forest. This all-white sculpture consists of a dozen individual pieces and is considered the sculptors last major work. Its been part of a corporate collection and has never been shown in a museum before. Now its part of the Naples Museum of Art permament collection. (Dale Chihulys Red Chandelier, which previously dominated the museums entrance dome, can now be seen in the Philharmonic Galleries.) The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day but open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students. The Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples; 597-1900 or www.thephil.org6. Let it snow, let it snow along Third Street South Catch the flurries at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24, 26, 27 and 28, as part of the Festival of Lights along Third Street South. In addition to the snow show, theres live entertainment nightly from 6-9 p.m. And the lighted Christmas tree is a perfect spot to pose for that holiday photograph.7. Go wild Were talking more cute than crazy here. A trip to The Naples Zoo will bring you face to face with a young two-toed sloth and adorable, 3-weekold brother and sister African crested porcupines. Of course, theres much more to see when you take a walk on the wild side of the Zoo, from black bears to tigers and giraffes. The Naples Zoo, 1590 GoodletteFrank Road; 262-5409 or Get out your holiday cards Even if you dont get them in the mail, you can address a lot of envelopes and write some short notes while youre sitting in front of the television or sunning by the pool. 9. Find out what youre getting for Christmas More than 50 psychics, mediums, energy healers, massage therapists and various vendors will gather at Etudes de Ballet for the annual Fall Mystic Faire presented by Orchid Moon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 27. Average cost is $20 for a 15to 20-minute session. Several free lectures will be presented throughout the day. Faire organizer and Naples medium Candyce Strafford will speak at 1 p.m. Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Road; or 10. Window shop til you drop If you havent even started your shopping list yet, its a great weekend to get out there and see what the stores have to offer. Most shopping districts and malls have holiday entertainment lined up. At Waterside Shops, for example, you can hear Victorian carolers from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, and the Salvation Army Ensemble from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. 11. Stroll downtown for art Walk off that pumpkin pie and find some one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays at the Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28, along 10th Street South near the Naples Depot. This juried festival of more than 100 national artists includes fiber artist Lucila Castro from Columbia, who is participating in her first show with the Naples Art Association. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and be entered in a drawing for tickets to Winter Solstice nights at the Naples Botanical Garden, Holiday House at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and a two-night stay at the Inn on Fifth. The Naples Art Association, 2626517 or Bayfront tree lighting The historic Naples Waterfront holds its first community Christmas tree lighting from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Bayfronts south fountain plaza. Mr. Ginger B. Mann will greet children of all ages, and various performers will entertain. Tavern on the Bay, Roys and Stoneys Steakhouse will offer special dinner fare for the evening, as will Chrissys Bayfront Caf, which normally is open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner reservations recommended.13. See the sugarplum fairies again For true traditionalists, seeing The Nutcracker is a holiday season must, especially if you have little ones (children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews) who are enchanted by this timeless tale. Even if you dont have youngsters around, the show can bring back memories and maybe even make you feel young again. The Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present four shows of George Balanchines The Nutcracker Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. The ballet features more than 100 dancers, George Balanchines classic choreography and Tchaikovskys much-loved score. Tickets start at $59 for adults and $25 for children. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay, Naples; 5971900 or WEEKENDFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOEnjoy The Nutcracker by the Miami City Ballet with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. people leave feeling that they really got something out of it, he says. He, of course, is feeling the uncertainty within his own career. The entire music industry is in crisis over declining record sales that have resulted from illegal downloading of music. Recorded music is really a different world than it was a very short time ago, he says. People dont seem to be consuming music in the same way. And whether that will improve, Im not sure. I hope so.A new CDWhile doing concerts helps him return to the pure enjoyment of playing music and performing, writing music for his newly released CD, Hello Tomorrow, was also therapeutic and helped him embrace the uncertainties in his own life and career, which now spans two decades and more than a dozen albums in the smooth jazz genre, many of which have produced multiple jazz singles and have topped Billboard magazines jazz chart. He hopes the new CD will have the same effect on those who hear it. Hello Tomorrow centers on dealing with the uncertainties in the world today. There are song titles and feelings of songs that are meant to access that part of peoples kind of consciousness, Mr. Koz says. Its on a very subtle level, but there are song titles like When Will I Know For Sure? and What You Leave Behind, Remember Where You Came From Its kind of got a spiritual bent to it that if you listen to the music and most of it is instrumental so it doesnt tie you to a lyric you can almost use it as a musical meditation, even though its got a lot of energy.One important coverHello Tomorrow is made up almost entirely of original songs by Mr. Koz. The one cover a version Herb Alperts This Guys in Love with You makes a notable statement from Mr. Koz, who is gay. I heard that as kind of like a gay marriage anthem, he says. Being a gay man and being so passionate about marriage equality that is one of those kind of changes that is upon us, no matter what you believe You love who you love. Everybody should be allowed to do that in this country. That was my kind of contribution. I wanted at least one song to be focused on that issue. The song has always been a favorite, he adds. When I heard it with fresh ears like that, I called Herb Alpert, my friend and one of my major mentors in life. I wanted to get his blessing, because I was going to take on this song that he made famous and kind of turn it into something else. Not only did Mr. Alpert give his blessing, Mr. Koz says, he asked if he could play on it with Mr. Koz. I said Ah, yes. So he came and played on it. It was really just fantastic. KOZFrom page 1 >> When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 >> Where: The Philharmoinc Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $69 and $79 ($89 seats sold out) >> Info: 597-1900 or in the know COURTESY PHOTOIn for the holidays at Marissa Collections is an array of art glass ornaments by Conrad Williams ($35-$50).


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PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater The Nutcracker At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Nov. 27-28. 597-1900 or Dickens A Christmas Carol By The Naples Players through Dec. 19 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Holly Jolly Christmas At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 25-Dec. 25. 278-4422 or Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Nov. 28. 481-4849 or The Andrews Brothers At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or Hairspray At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm. com. Gaslight By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 30-Dec. 19. 332-4488 or Dead Mans Cell Phone By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, on select dates Dec. 3-18. 936-3239 or www. Thursday, Nov. 25 Friday, Nov. 26 Nutcracker Boutique Admire decorated trees and shop for gifts large and small at the Nutcracker Boutique at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts today through Sunday. Shopping Show Waterside Shops features Joey Fiato from noon2 p.m. performing in the pavilion, and strolling Victorian carolers from 2-4 p.m. Trunk Show Peach Tree Designs hosts a trunk show from 4:30-9 p.m. at Annie Os. Enjoy wine and cheese while checking out accessories galore. 407 Fifth Ave. S. Ho! Ho! Ho! On Marco An island-style Christmas takes place from 6-8 p.m. on Marco Island, with raffles and giveaways at shops throughout the island, a classic car show, face painting and a drop-off box for letters to Santa. Snow Show Flurries will fall beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Festival of Lights along Third Street South. Saturday, Nov. 27 Art Fest The Naples Fall Fine Art & Crafts Festival, organized by the Naples Art Association, runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at 10th Street South near the Naples Depot. 2626517 or Psychic Faire The Fall Mystic Faire takes place from 10 a.m.-6 Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Road. or Strike Up the Band The Salvation Army Ensemble performs from noon-2 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Tree Lighting The inaugural Bayfront tree lighting celebration takes place from 5-8 p.m. at Bayfronts south plaza fountain. Laugh It Up Freds Food, Fun & Spirits presents stand-up comedy host Matt Harding and headliner Bryan Hamilton at 8:45 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 night of the show. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Sunday, Nov. 28 Dogs in the Garden Take your canine companion for a walk through the Naples Botanical Garden from 9-11 a.m. 643-7275 or www.naple sgarden. org. Fun Yoga Enjoy Laughter Yoga at 9 a.m. at Bija Yoga, 1250 Tamiami Trail N. 404-6306. Live Tunes The Music Makers Show Band performs at 4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 596-6413. Making Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Monday, Nov. 29 Free Concert FGCUs Bower School of Music presents a free concert with soprano Carolyn Greiner at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building. 590-7851 Film Mixer Mix, mingle, intellectualize and watch indie films at the Fort Myers Film Festival Mixer at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. $2 at the door. 333-1933. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Student Art The opening reception for Finals: 2010 Fall Senior Projects takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the FGCU Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through Dec. 12. 590-7199. Trolley Tours The town of Ave Maria invites visitors all aboard for a trolley tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 304-1236. Cartoon Capers Friends of the Library presents Doug MacGregor, editorial cartoonist for The News-Press, in a program that revisits local, state and national topics through the insightful artists eye at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Free. 593-0177 or 593-0334. Dave Koz & Friends Saxaphonist Dave Koz performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Wednesday, Dec. 1 Bring on the Bling! Friends of the Library present a holiday concert by the womens a cappella quartet Bling! beginning at 6 p.m. Free. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Go Underground The North Naples Arts Alliance invites art lovers, decorators and designers to Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Visit five independent artists studios and three galleries in the Pine Ridge area industrial park. 821-1061. Light the Menorah Chabad Naples lights the menorah and celebrates Hanukah from 5-7 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. Upcoming events Tickling the Ivories The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a free Four-Hand Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Music Building. 590-7209. The Fantasticks TheatreZone opens its sixth season with The Fantasticks Dec. 2-12. (888) 966-3352 or See story on page C3. Chanukah on Marco The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island invites the community to celebrate Chanukah beginning at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2 at 991 Winterberry Drive. Come for the lighting of the menorah, cantorial solos and a Klezmer clarinetist. New Plays The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents An Evening of New Plays at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, with readings of three one-act plays by local playwrights in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets are $10 each at the box office, 701 5th Ave. S., or call 239-7990. An award ceremony and reception follow the Dec. 3 performances. History Lesson Learn about what Marco Island was like pre-development at a free lecture at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Everglades Community Church. 695-2905. Crafts Galore Historic Everglades City holds an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4 in McLeod Park. Shop for handcrafted items and enjoy live music and baked goods. 695-2905. Hot Cars Mercato hosts a Holiday Car Cruise from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4. Stroll the main street and enjoy fine and collectible cars, live entertainment, carolers and more. Holiday Tunes The Naples Concert Band performs a free holiday program at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Cambier Park band shell. 263-9521 or Christmas Parade The city of Naples holds it Christmas Parade the evening of Dec. 7. The fun begins at 6 p.m. along the route from Broad Avenue to Third Street south and north to Fifth Avenue South before winding up at Eighth Avenue South and Eighth Street South. Community Hanukkah Mercato hosts the annual Community Hanukkah Celebration complete with the lighting of the menorah, the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and the Shalom Dancers beginning at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 7. Holiday Fest The city of Bonita Springs annual Holiday in the Park runs from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Riverside Park on Old 41. Enjoy a snow slide, live entertainment, the arrival of Santa and a host of winter activities. Free admission; bring lawn chairs and blankets. 949-6262 or Send calendar listings to events@ Happy Thanksgiving THE NAPLES PLAYERS / COURTESY PHOTOEnjoy a new twist on a holiday classic with Dickens A Christmas Carol by The Naples Players through Dec. 19 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.


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C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AUNT SOPHIA UNCLE JOE COUSIN VINNY NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 A A A A A A A A A U U U U U U U N N N N N T T T T T T T S S S S O O O O O O P P P P P P H H H H H H H H H I I I I I I I I I A A A A A A A A A A A A A U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C L L L L L L L L L E E E E E J J J J J J J J O O O O O O O E E E E E E E E E E C C C C C C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U U U U S S S S S S I I I I I N N N N N V V V V V V V I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Bring the Whole Family RITA www.bucadibeppo.comARTS COMMENTARY been scripted. Please do not improvise. Kathy wrote, Yall just come to my house for Thanksgiving and eat your little hearts out leave Marney tied up on her plastic-covered sofa in front of the TV, which should be playing continuous episodes of Monk. By the time you get home, she should be sufficiently mellowed. A few people wrote that they couldnt see the humor at all in the letter; if shes holding Thanksgiving at her house, why shouldnt she be organized, they queried. More than one reader compared her to the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. Alisha wrote: I think she and my sister are one and the same!!!! Seriously, I am related to people this anal!!!! I would bring sporks just to watch that vein in her the middle of her forehead pop!Katy said, I would just not bother going. No One tells me what to cook, and gets it done. I would just bring a can of cranberry sauce, the jellied kind that comes out shaped like a can, and let her be mad. I would also bring my 11 children, plus spouses, girlfriends, best friends, etc., and let them whine about how hungry they are. Anything to avoid getting a letter like that again!And some readers knew people just like Marney. Janyne wrote, My MIL could have written this, but it would probably have additional instructions on where to park, when to arrive, where to hang your coat, and when were expected to leave. Someone else said theyd show up with bean dip, tortilla chips and a desert no one likes and tell Marney they thought she was joking.Eva wrote, Can someone say Aspergers?Another reader, Lisa, immediately responded, Aspergers, without cheese, because you know how Mike is. Other readers beg the woman who submitted the letter to write in and tell them how Thanksgiving goes, or to please submit Marneys Christmas letter. And while I havent made it through all of the responses yet, I loved this one by Misty: I am no expert, but it would appear to me that this woman is a big steaming kettle of crazy. I hope, this Thanksgiving, to start a tradition of reading the letter aloud, along with some of the readers responses. (They could be read by many people, like one of those old-time radio shows.) And among the many things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving is this: Im not eating at Marneys house. Though Im sure the experience would make a hell of a column. This column originally ran on Nov. 25, floor, pointing out the different parts. It was complete, from esophagus to rectum. Imagine looking at that before embarking on a Thanksgiving feast. This year, the website Awkward Family Photos (, which I first wrote about in June, posted a Thanksgiving letter from a woman named Marney. Marney, to put it bluntly, has control issues. Major control issues. From her letter, its obvious shes hosting Thanksgiving. The letter stipulates what everyone should bring. It starts out tamely enough. But then theres the second paragraph: Now, while I do have quite a sense of humor and joke around all the time, I COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS when I am providing you with your Thanksgiving instructions and orders. I am very particular, so please perform your task EXACTLY as I have requested and read your portion very carefully. If I ask you to bring your offering in a container that has a lid, bring your offering in a container WITH A LID, NOT ALUMINUM FOIL! If I ask you to bring a serving spoon for your dish, BRING A SERVING SPOON, NOT A SOUP SPOON! And please do not forget anything.That paragraph is followed by one that says that all food should be already prepared, and should be hot and ready to serve, warm, or room temperature. Those are your ONLY THREE options, she writes.Im sure Marney has quite the sense of humor, or at least thinks she does, but for me, whatever humor she possesses is cancelled out by her admission that I am very particular. Marney then goes on to give instructions to seven different families. Painfully detailed, multi-pointed exacting instructions, all delivered in a condescending, bossy tone. Im sure if this woman could gather her family all together, shed lecture them using Power Point, whacking the screen for emphasis, a la Gen. Patton. For example, to the Mike Byron Family, she starts off requesting turnips in a casserole with a lid and a serving spoon. Please do not fill the casserole all the way up to the top, it gets too messy. I know this may come as a surprise to you, but most of us hate turnips, so dont feel like you have to Im thinking of starting a new Thanksgiving tradition. Sure, Arlo Guthrie has his, performing Alices Restaurant every year. (All 2,974 verses of it.) A while back, Id spend Thanksgiving with some friends, their children and their parents/in-laws. The husband would grill the turkey outside on the back deck (sometimes in the snow, as this was in the far western suburbs of Chicago). The Greek mother-in-law would bring her own stuffing, which only she and her husband would eat. Football games blared from the TV, with people sporadically cheering and cursing at the set. It was a wonderful free-for-all. (With a house full of Greeks and Italians, you couldnt exactly expect a quiet Quaker Thanksgiving, or taciturn guests a la Babettes Feast.) One year, my friends younger daughter showed me what she had made in school: a construction-paper replica of the digestive system. She stretched it out on the living r I t o P NancySTETSON Starting a new tradition: Thanksgiving from Hell feed an army. She also requests two half gallons of ice cream. While one has to be vanilla (excuse me, VANILLA), she claims the other can be of their own choosing, but then says it cant be a store brand, and strongly suggests Hagan Daz Peppermint Bark Ice Cream. She does the same with the next family, the Bob Byron Family, demanding they bring green beans or asparagus. If theyre bringing beans, it has to be FOUR pounds, but if its asparagus, it has to be FIVE. It is up to you how you wish to prepare them, she writes, then immediately orders, no soupy sauces, no cheese (you know how Mike is). A light sprinkling of toasted nuts, or pancetta, or some EVOO would be a nice way to jazz them up. It goes on through four other families, with equally incredibly exacting demands. Some of the asides are hysterical. To the Lisa Byron Chesterford Family, she says, Lisa, as a married woman you are now required to contribute at the adult level. And to the Amy Misto Family, she adds, parenthetically, why do I even bother she will never read this, which made me immediately like Amy Misto tremendously, even though Ive never met her. To the June Davis Family, she demands LBS of mashed potatoes in a casserole with a serving spoon. Please do not use the over-size blue serving dish you used last year. Because you are making such a large batch you can do one of two things: put half the mash in a regulation size casserole with lid and put the other half in a plastic container and we can just replenish that or use two regulation size casserole dishes with lids. Only one serving spoon is needed. Im no chef, but isnt 15 pounds a lot of potatoes? And what the heck is a regulation-size casserole dish? Marney reminds me of a house I drive by regularly. If its lawn were a person, it would have a military haircut. Id bet money these people, if they have magazines on a coffee table, have them all stacked neatly and at exact right angles. I bet their food is alphabetized in their refrigerator. I bet their furniture is all covered in plastic. I bet their sink is covered in plastic! Marney, with her obsessive-compulsive letter, makes Martha Stewart look like a slacker in comparison. The letter, posted in July, has so far received 1,172 responses. And oh, what wonderful responses. CVT wrote, I wonder if these people received instructions when they arrived. We will sit down for diner at precisely 1600 hours. You will smile. You will pass the salt counter-clockwise. The conversation has


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 C9 GIVING As we count our blessings surrounded by friends and family at the holidays, its also a time to reflect on the ways in which we can express that gratitude in an enriching way. Certainly, sharing some of our good fortune with those less fortunate through a monetary contribution is one way of accomplishing this, but many people find themselves less able to do that in the economic climate. At St. Matthews House, we welcome and treasure the contributions our volunteers make as much as we do financial support. Everyone has a gift they can share with others, and we can find a way to use whatever you are able to give. The contribution Rick Johnson makes here is a prime example. Most of the time, Mr. Johnson tends to peoples cars at his 11 Southwest Florida tire stores. But at St. Matthews House, hes concerned with their stomachs and souls. For 20 years, he has volunteered at St. Matthews House, providing food and preparing meals for many years and, more recently, teaching weekly Bible classes. His wife, Rosie, shares in this ministry. St. Matthews House helps people from all walks of life men, women and children, Mr. Johnson says Everybody who walks this earth is just two decisions away from being at St. Matthews House. Some people made bad financial decisions or bad career decisions. There are family issues. Something happens and they suddenly need the kind of help St. Matthews House provides. Naples only emergency housing and recovery program, St. Matthews House provides a host of services for people in need regardless of their age or income. Our food pantries in Naples and Bonita Springs distribute more than 14,000 packages of food annually to the areas working poor, disabled and elderly. Our shelters in Naples and Immokalee provide 170 beds for men, women and families. Tragically there is always a waiting list for space. We serve more than 160,000 meals every year thats an average of 200 a day to the areas homeless and working poor. Since we began in 1987, we have provided more than 2 million meals. With so many programs to staff and needs to fulfill, there is no end to the ways in which we can put our volunteers to good use. Here are just some of the roles our volunteers fulfill: Counter and stock help at our thrift stores in Naples, Bonita Springs and Immokalee Kitchen help Serving holiday and daily meals Assisting at St. Matthews House fundraising events Providing administrative support for data entry, filing, etc. Packing groceries and organizing shelves in our food pantry Holding fundraising events Conducting food and supplies drives Whatever you are willing to do, we have a need for it. For example, we have a volunteer no one ever sees but who is beloved by all who eat at St. Matthews House. Simply known as The Pie Lady, she can be counted on to bake two magnificent pies twice a week and have them delivered to the shelter. Her pies especially the pecan ones are not only delicious, they are signals to those who eat here that there are people in the world who care about them. That is as important a lesson as any other they receive here. We all have trouble in life, Mr. Johnson says. You like to know that your fellow human beings are there to help you when it happens. Thats what St. Matthews House is there for. It puts people back on their feet. They do an excellent job of putting people back on the right track. He believes he receives as much as he gives. The person who serves is usually the one who gets the most blessed, he said. I thoroughly enjoy it. Ive met a lot of great people there. Its a fantastic ministry. While the need for food, shelter, employment and rehabilitation continues to grow, demand swells during the holidays. It not only takes funding to meet that need, it also depends on the efforts of the dedicated staff and volunteers. We are pleased to have a full contingent of volunteers for Thanksgiving, but we have that same need on Christmas and Easter and every other day of the year as well. Whatever you can give will be appreciated.Anyone interested may call Kerri Sparks, assistant director of development and volunteer coordinator, at 774-0500. Rev. Vann Ellison is the president and CEO of St. Matthews House.Those who give time and talent are as priceless as monetary gifts 239.690.9844 14125 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Fort MyersSHOWROOM HOURS: Mon Sat. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Evenings & Sundays by appointmentFREE Local Delivery FREE Fabric Protection FREE Design Service Low Price Guarantee Locally Owned & Operated! Larry Realize your dreams... quality furniture and design with the lowest prices... guaranteed!Come in to register to win a $500 Gift Certicate! 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PAGE 65 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. SMARTINDUSTRIES STRMLicense #CRC056857 LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEARON IMPACT WINDOWS www.StormSmart.comTHIS MONTH ONLY CALL TODAY! 888.962.7283 Lower your utility bills and save money on your homeowners insurance. MENTION THIS AD FOR FREE INSTALLATION**Some Restrictions Apply FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES REALESTATE COPY By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good time to reinforce relationships family, friends, colleagues that might have been overlooked in recent years.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family situations continue to thrive. Business associations also improve. Some holiday plans might have to be shifted a bit. Be flexible.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid any influence of negative energy in this weeks aspect by not allowing small problems to grow into large ones. Work them out immediately.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A friend might need advice on how to deal with a challenge to his or her moral values. And who better than you to give the honest answer? Good luck.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel that you have all the answers right now. But it might be wise to listen to other ideas before you decide to close the lid on other possibilities.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bovines give and expect loyalty, so it might not be easy to reconcile with someone you feel let you down. Why not ask a neutral party to set up a clear-the-air meeting?GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Anticipating the holidays with family and friends fuels your must-do Gemini energies. But try to pace yourself so youll be up for whatever comes along later.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) More background information might come through regarding a decision you expect to make. Be sure to check the source carefully before you move.LEO (July 23 to August 22) The strong, nurturing nature of the Lion comes through this week as you reach out to family and friends in need of your warm and loving support.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship that has almost totally unraveled could be close to being restored with more effort on your part to be more patient and less judgmental.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of fair play is strong this week, which can cause a problem with a longtime relationship. But in the end, youll know what decision to make.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might not know all the facts behind an unwelcome development, so keep that Scorpion temper in check and resist lashing out at anyone.BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sense of adventure that inspires others to follow your lead.


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With Mr. Washingtons notable screen presence and Mr. Scotts trademark hyperkinetic style, we have every right to expect more. Rated R. 127 Hours (James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara) Adventurer Aron Ralston (Mr. Franco) befriends two women (Ms. Tamblyn, Ms. Mara) while canyoneering in Utah. When his arm gets trapped under and boulder, hes forced to desperate measures to survive. Mr. Franco brings great energy and sympathetic power to his performance. Based on a true story. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............If youre going to split a 759-page novel into two movies, this is not the way to do it. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 does very little to advance the story from where it left off at the end of the last film, Half-Blood Prince, and although it has action, it leaves the unmistakable sense that not much happens at all. Fans of the book might like the film, but the truth is Deathly Hallows: Part 1 doesnt hold up very well as a movie. Theres no beginning, as were thrust into a story we have to be familiar with in order to know whats going on; and obviously, theres no ending, either. Granted, youre probably not watching part seven of a series if youre not familiar with whats come earlier, but a better screenplay by writer Steve Kloves wouldve provided more of a refresher for non-Potter fanatics and better structure throughout. Because Mr. Kloves and director David Yates dont tell you, heres what you need to know: Teenage friends Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are trying to find Horcruxes, which are parts of uber-villain Voldemorts (Ralph Fiennes) soul that must be destroyed in order to defeat him. Meanwhile, Voldemorts Death Eaters are in pursuit of the three teens, and the protective Order of the Phoenix is of nominal value. The friends eventually escape to the woods to hide, and really dont do much of anything besides make a few daring trips to the Ministry of Magic, Godrics Hollow, etc. and fight amongst themselves. At least 10-15 minutes of the 146-minute running time should have been cut for better pacing. Warner Bros. ostensibly divided J.K. Rowlings Deathly Hallows book in order to tell a more complete story (though we all know the real motivation was money), but thats foolhardy when you cant (or dont) make a good movie out of the books first half. Because so much screen time is spent with Harry, Ron and Hermione away from Hogwarts and home, the supporting characters barely register and the story is one-dimensional. But thats how it is in the book! you say. Sure it is. But that doesnt mean it makes for a good movie. On the plus side, the action is nicely done and the visual effects, per usual with the franchise, are top notch. Theres also some nice acting from Ms. Watson and Mr. Grint, as both hit the proper notes of teen angst and the burden of the quest before them. Its hard to justify a two-movie, fivehour finale when so little happens in Part 1. Whether youve read the books or not, you should leave Part 1 eager in anticipation for Deathly Hallows: Part 2, coming July 2011. The fact that you leave feeling indifferent will, in the very least, dampen your enthusiasm for whats still to come. 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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Is it worth $10? No >> More than 500 wands were created for Deathly Hallows: Part 1, many of which came back broken after a day of shooting. in the know danHUDAK


C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY If anyone deserves to rest on his laurels, it is composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Over the past half century, he has done more to further the musical theater genre, pushing its subject and emotional boundaries of complexity. Over time, he has refused to settle for simplistic love stories that have been the American musicals stock in trade. Instead, Mr. Sondheim has plumbed for the psychological depths in such unlikely musical characters as presidential assassins, a vengeful British barber, the wary 19th century Japanese isolated from Western influences and figures from the works of Aristophanes and Plautus. It turns out that Mr. Sondheim was not idly collecting accolades during the past year as the theater world lauded his 80th birthday. Rather, he was compiling his lyrics into book form and annotating them with dishy tidbits on the creative process. The book, Finishing the Hat: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim (Volume 1), is an instant Rosetta Stone for all Sondheim fanatics to pore over and relish in its embedded wisdom. As if that were not unwieldy enough, he tacks on a whimsical and completely accurate subtitle, With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes. As to the subtitles whines, Mr. Sondheim sacrifices charity for candor, commenting freely on his colleagues in the fraternity of lyricists. Many of his targets are likely to surprise you. He dubs Lorenz Hart the laziest of the pre-eminent lyricists, says that Alan Jay Lerners lyrics lack energy, flavor and passion and dismisses Noel Cowards work as something he cordially but intensely dislikes. It is no coincidence that Mr. Sondheim avoids assessing the work of living songwriters so, no, there is nothing here on his opinion of Jerry Hermans work. Finishing the Hat is a song from Mr. Sondheims Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, a statement of obsessive post-impressionist painter Georges Seurats view of the creative process. Theater writers have long likened Mr. Sondheim to Seurat, insisting that the 19th century artist has much in common with the composer-lyricist. But then, chroniclers have also insisted that he has alter egos in Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd, the character of Bobby from Company. Over the years, Mr. Sondheim has dismissed such interpretation, but in this book, he acknowledge that the song, Finishing the Hat from Sunday in the Park with George is the only song Ive written which is an immediate expression of a personal internal experience. On the other hand, he rejects the view that there is any personal statement in the title song from the 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle (Whats hard is simple/ Whats natural comes hard), dismissing the armchair analysis that he is the prototypical repressed intellectual. A careful man with words if ever there was one, chances are his objection to that description is the word prototypical. In any event, it has long been his preference to let his shows speak for themselves, so the introductions he writes to each shows lyrics usually a statement of intentions and an assessment of how fully he achieved them are revelations to be cherished. If Mr. Sondheims output as a lyricist is astonishing, one must also factor in his meticulously crafted songs that were rejected from his Broadway shows. His openings, Invocation and Love Is in the Air, never made it into A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, but Comedy Tonight, the signature piece of the production, hit the comic tone just right. In the musical Company, Mr. Sondheims creation Happily Ever After didnt strike the right chord with director Hal Prince. Mr. Sondheim then wrote the softened and brilliant finale Being Alive. Anyway, all the outtakes are included, making this a book that has plenty for readers of all stripes, the Sondheim novice to the hardcore devotee. With the holidays coming up, this would be a guaranteed hit with those people on your gift list who are way too hooked on musical theater. Receiving Finishing the Hat will probably only make them even worse, but it will surely be appreciated and treasured. Sondheim whines and dishes in collection of his lyricsCOURTESY PHOTO / EAMONN MCCABE/RETNAStephen Sondheim a m e a h fo in l e of hi su L o BOOK REVIEW Finishing The Hat, Collected Lyrics (1954-1981), With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines And Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim (Knopf, 445 pages, $39.95)BY HAP ERSTEIN____________________herstein@ 3652 TAMIAMI TRAIL N. NAPLESLocated next to The Best of Everything Winter HolidaySALE20% OFF See more styles on The morning Blend Fox Channel 4, Wednesday, December 1 at 9 A.M.


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The Florida Department of Agriculture classifies these operations as Mobile Food Establishments (MFE). There are state regulations for operating a mobile seafood establishment. They must have a state license to sell retail seafood, and they are limited in what they can sell. The operator must have certification as a food protection manager. The seafood must be protected from contamination. There must be a means of refrigeration with a thermometer to monitor the product temperature. In addition, containers for solid waste must be provided as well as potable water and hand washing capability. Do mobile seafood vendors meet these requirements in our area? The Seafood Professor visited some roadside seafood vendors to check them out. Most met some of the requirements, but none met all of the requirements. The regulations are difficult to enforce since these operations are by definition, mobile. They constantly move around and usually operate only on weekends. The Seafood Professor advises against buying seafood from road side vendors. Reputable seafood vendors buy their seafood from state and federally inspected sources. At Randys, for example, there is a strict system for inspecting all in-coming seafood. In addition, Randy holds his seafood in temperature controlled cases. All of his seafood employees are certified food protection managers. His employees are also trained in personal hygiene and wear gloves to handle the product. He enforces a rigid sanitation procedure which utilizes the latest ozone technology. Why gamble with seafood safety? The Seafood Professor would not buy from a road side vendor. It is not worth the risk. HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pmBeers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 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 Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit The 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. 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. 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 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. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra gets in tune with its rock n roll/psychedelic side with The Music of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Joining the orchestra will be an eightmember rock band led by vocalist Randy Jackson (lead singer of the rock band Zebra) and guest conductor Brent Havens. Tickets start at $60. From the producers of Broadways Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy comes the touring production of Cirque Dreams: Illumination A New Dream Appears, with evening and matinee performances Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 11-16. The show blends urban acrobatics with imagination and theatrical innovation as 27 artists illuminate objects, balance on wires, leap structures and redefine flight, all to a stylish original score of jazz, salsa, ballroom, pop and trendy street beats. Tickets start at $62. COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTO3 Redneck Tenors


C14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Become a Jacks Member Today!Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents its eighth annual An Evening of New Plays, staged readings of three new one-act plays by area playwrights, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4. This years winners, all by Naples residents, are Being of Sound Mind and Body by Vincent DAngelo, relating a strange but joyous twist of fate; Paradise Blue by Carole Fenstermacher, telling us everything we need to know about growing old; and Jackie, Jacob and John by Natalie King, about a troubled teen and wise elder who bond in baseball. The judges also awarded honorable mention to Last Days by Marco Island residents Howard and Audrey Shaff. The readings take place in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. An award ceremony and reception follow the Dec. 3 performances. Tickets for $10 are available at the box office, 701 Fifth Ave. S., or by calling 262-7990. Three new plays take the stage for readings at the SugdenIf youve got talent and can commit to rehearsal and performance schedules, these groups would love to hear from you: The Marco Players will holds auditions for Take Five and Baggage the evenings of Monday and Tuesday. Dec. 13-14, at the theater in the Town Center mall. Take Five, a new comedy about love, betrayal, divorce and a not-so-wellplanned funeral, calls for five women ages 50-67 and two men, both in their 60s but one of whom looks younger. The play runs Feb. 9-27. Baggage is the story of two heartbroken people who discover that, although they might be difficult for everyone else to live with, theyre just right for one another. The script calls for two women ages 30-40 and two men ages 30-50. The play runs from March 16 to April 3. Each show rehearses for six weeks prior to opening. Copies of the scripts are available by calling 404-5198. The Naples Players will hold auditions for the March musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Call for appointment by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10: 434-7340, ext. 10. So you think you can sing/play/act?Make note of these audition calls vening of three a y d f l e e ryowing also awarded h to Last D Is land r a nd A Th pl ac S t ud rece pt Dec. 3 p e Ti ck ets f


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C18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Waterfront Dining on the Cocohatchee RiverSunday Brunch begins November 7th 10:30am-2pm Lunch begins December 1st Accepting Reservations for Christmas Day 3 course menu served all night 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 Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro Here are some area runs and a bike ride coming up: Gulf Coast Runners sponsors the 15th annual Gobble Gobble Four-Miler stepping out at the Village on Venetian Bay at 7:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. The event also includes a 1-mile walk. All proceeds benefit St. Matthews House. For registration and more information, call 434-9786 or visit www. The Naples Pathways Coalition presents the sixth annual Iron Joe Bonness Turkey Ride starting and finishing at North Collier Regional Park on Sunday, Nov. 28. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 62-mile routes set out at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 30-miler and 10-milers at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. This is a fully supported bike ride, with lunch provided by Carrabbas. For registration and more information, call Michelle Avola at NPC, 8105949, or visit The coalition is dedicated to providing a safe, integrated network of pathways, bike lanes and sidewalks throughout Collier County. The inaugural Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race takes place Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Sponsored by Friends of Rookery Bay and Up A Creek Kayak Tours, the event consists of a 3K paddle on Henderson Creek and a 4K run on the Rookery Bay nature trail. Registration is open through Nov. 30 and is limited to first 50 entries. Call 293-6232 or visit 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.thesharkshootout. com/5K.php. 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 The Naples Half Marathon 2011 take s 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. There is a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes, due to course closure restrictions. For more information, call 262-5653 or 434-9786 or e-mail Get moving on foot or by bike Ooh! Ooh! Shoes 350 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 403-4300New Styles Arriving Daily! 20% OFFFriday thru SundayHoliday Sale All Onex & LaPlume SPORTS SHORTS


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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Beautiful Phals. to decorate for the Holidays Now is planting time for Bromeliads in the landscape. 1,000's here to choose from. Sundance Orchids and BromeliadsAreas Largest Retail Orchid and Bromeliad Nursery!489-123416095 S. Pebble Lane, Fort MyersDirections: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41. Turn east on Briarcliff Rd. Go 1.5 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouse is 1/2 mile on B A A l a n n d d s 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 89 s cap e . 1 0 0 0 0 s h s h e e r e t o o c h o o o s e h e MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. 3-Course Dinner FALL SPECIAL $19.10 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Everyday Waterfront Reservations RecommendedSAVE THE DATE Fashion show will benefit Childrens HospitalThe Lutgert Companies presents a Trish Williams Production fashion show along with an auction and luncheon to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Professional models will stroll the runway along with local residents Nancy Near and Patti Peterson and hospital patients Chase Hoover and Amanda Cregmiles, all donning fashions from shops in Mercato, Neapolitan Way, The Village on Venetian Bay and The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Tickets are $65 each. For tickets or more information, call Pat Smart at 495-8295.Historical society celebrates the holidaysThe 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.Shopping, auction for Take Stock In ChildrenThe eighth annual If the Shoe Fits, a benefit for the Take Stock in Children program of the Education Foundation of Collier County, takes place from 7-9 p.m. 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.An evening adventure for David LawrenceThe David Lawrence Foundation will hold India: An Exotic Journey, on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Naples Yacht Club. Dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction will add to the excitement of this mystical themed event. East Indian attire is welcomed and encouraged. A variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are available. Tickets to the event are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $5,000 per table of 10. For additional information or to reserve a ticket, contact the David Lawrence Foundation at 354-1416. League Club will welcome The Help authorThe League Club will welcome Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, as the guest speaker at its luncheon on Friday, Feb. 11, at the Naples Grande. For more information, call 353-3100. Humane society welcomes celebrity dog trainerThe Humane Society Naples hosts An Evening With Victoria Stilwell from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Naples Yacht Club to kick off the societys Pet Lovers Gala weekend. A dog trainer and beloved star of Animal Planets Its Me or the Dog television show, Ms. Stillwell has enthralled audiences with her amazing rapport with animals using her positive training methods. By working with Humane Society Naples shelter dogs onstage, she will take the audience on a journey designed to ensure that they develop a relationship with their pets based on mutual trust, respect and love. VIP ticket holders will meet and speak with Ms. Stillwell at an after party where light fare and cocktails will be served. For more information, contact Patricia Connell at 643-1880, ext. 18.Pet Lovers Gala makes for fun in FebruaryThe Humane Society Naples 11th annual Pet Lovers Gala is set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. The My Furry Valentine evening celebrates the bond between humans and their pets by inviting guests to bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs with them to the gala (only one dog per couple). The Wigglebutt Inn will host a Wiggle Room where dogs can be treated to a doggie massage by Inkos Exemplary Pet Care Services. Tickets are $275 per person and $50 per pet. Call Patricia Connell at 6431880, ext. 18, for more information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.Giraffe habitat will benefit from ZoobileeZoobilee 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.


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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ The Salvation Armys Red Kettle CampaignA kick-off party at the Naples Sailing & Yacht ClubCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY A kick-off party at the Naples Sailing A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1 2 3 89 1 0 6 57 4 1. Paul Parshall and Sue Letizia 2. Nick and Sandy Steinbach, Ryann Jeffery and Jeffrey Sozio 3. Craig Trevelyan, Joe and Kathy Leavesley 4. Josh Rudnick and Olivia Weil 5. Marlene Barson and Tom Casey 6. Linda and Larry Waller 7. Kristen, Andrew and Rosemarie Schultz 8. Diane Monet and Lou Milano 9. Ken Kelly and Tonia Narks 10. Maria Covarrubias and Maria Raymos


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. 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@ Ave Maria University Founders Club-Marco Island Closing night for Come Blow Your HornThe Marco Players seasons opener1. Jim Houghton and stage manager Jean Ann Rowles backstage 2. Kristin Babst as Connie Dayton with assistant director Don Manley 3. The cast: Craig Wilkinson, MIchael Hennessey, Norma Griffin and Dr. Joseph Lang, seated. Kristin Babst and Kat Ebaugh, stand ing.BERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Noel Gregory and Catherine Dailey 2. Kristin Babst and Lori Lucas 3. Kathy McArdle and Isabel Joyce 4. Bernie Fine and grandson Dan Drees 5. Angela and Bud Palmer 6. Philip SheridanBERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 23 46 5 1 2 3


C28 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ The inaugural Green Flash Sunset Celebration Hosted by Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park1. Hector and Arya Villamizar 2. Maria and Luis Chirichigno 3. Ann and Lewis Frees 4. Marylee Conner, Rob Esmond, Alexis Angelo, Janet and Richard Nelson 5. Clay and Mary Cone 6. Jo Ann Linck and Robert Steiger 7. Dave and Eileen Duff ElliottThe 19th annual FGCU Founders CupGrey Oaks tourney raises $64,000 for FGCU FoundationMens Closest to the Pin on The Palm Course: Rick Kipper with FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw 1st low gross winner on The Pine Course: Scott Ernst, Larry Weir, Shawn Simpson, President Bradshaw and Rich Yovanovich Ladies Closest to the Pin on The Pine Course: Connie McIntosh with President Bradshaw COURTESY PHOTOS HENRY LINCK / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 7 4 56 2


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C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SMALL WORKS OF ARTfeaturingH Sbthrough December 31 HARMON-MEEK GALLERY599 Tamiami Trail North, #309 Naples, Florida 34102 (239) 261-2637 Open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays by Appointment Sponsors: A showcase of musical talent associated with the Naples area Jazz, Blues, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, harp guitar & Pop. Ten unique acts from local to internationally known Grammy winners.Tickets: (239) 213-3049 $20 advance reserved seating $23 at door (general seating) A Bluewater Bluegrass & acoustic series event & a part of e Florida Fish Hook Tour initiative. Sample wine lists >>Jason Adams, proprietor of Real Wines, Fort Myers: Ch. Bernadotte Medoc 2000 ($35) Ch. De Pierreux Brouilly 2006 ($15.95)Camille Saves Champagne Brut Carte Blanche NV ($39.95)Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine 2008 ($11.95)Desscendientes de Jose Palacios Bierzo Petalos 2007 ($21.95)Rex Hill Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 ($21.95)>>Jerry Green eld, Southwest Florida Food and Wine Fest wine director: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ($12) Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Villages ($14) Mote Antico Red Blend ($10) Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot ($10) Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ($14) Newton Red Label Chardonnay ($16) >>Sukie Honeycutt, partner at Tonys Off Third, Naples: Cambria Chardonnay ($17.50) Morgan Sauvignon Blanc ($14.50) Finca El Reposa St. Jeannet ($10.95) Laetitia Estae Pinot Noir ($19.50) Lyeth Proprietary Red ($19.50) Edmeades Zinfandel ($17.50) Chateau Greysac ($19.50) Brunel Cote de Rhone ($16.50) Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache ($16.50) >>Ted Hudgins, Florida Gulf Coast University wine instructor: Las Rocas Garnacha 2007 ($9) Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($18) Domane Andezon La Garnacha Cotes du Rhone 2007/2009 ($13) >>Thom McKay, sommelier at The Wine Merchant, Naples: Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($94.99) Ch. Clerc Milon Bordeaux 2005 ($124) Domaine Monpertuis Chateauneuf du Pape ($59.99) Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne 2007 ($22.99)With the holidays approaching and the increased likelihood of impromptu entertaining at home, its an ideal time to lay in a supply of wine. Im not necessarily talking about collecting pricey, big-name vintages simply for the sake of calling them your own, although that can be a gratifying pastime. Its also nice to have a variety of wines on hand so you dont need to make a run to the store minutes before guests arrive. First, youll need a suitable storage spot. It need not be a temperatureand humidity-controlled room, but you dont want to stack bottles in the kitchen, near the water heater or a window where heat or light might damage them. You dont want them to get too cold, either. While the refrigerator does a good job of bringing wine up to the correct drinking temperature, prolonged cold storage can cause the wine to lose its fruit flavors. Be careful of off-odors as well; storing wine next to paint thinner can introduce unpleasant tastes and aromas to the wine through the cork, while excess humidity can cause mold and too little moisture can dry out the cork, which can ruin the wine. A wooden wine rack in a spare closet will generally serve the purpose, although you can invest in a small, refrigerated wine vault if your budget allows. They are often available at reasonable prices at area warehouse stores, especially around the holidays. (A future column will discuss more sophisticated methods of collecting and storing wines.) Once youve settled on a suitable means of storage, its time to start filling the space. I asked some local wine experts how they would start a wine collection on a budget of about $500. Dont think long term, Jason Adams of Real Wine in Fort Myers advises novices. If youre starting out, your tastes will change quickly and you may own wine you no longer like. Find wines that drink well now. Make your purchases at stores that primarily sell wines and spirits as the staff will likely take better care of the product and be able to provide guidance. The accompanying box lists some possibilities from the experts. Thom McKay of The Wine Merchant in Naples compiled his list with the idea of exposing the collector to some variety. I chose these wines because they offer consumers the opportunity to taste some great wines from some of the best wine-making areas in the world, he says. While some are meant to be opened now, he recommends holding the Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon, the Ch.Clerc Milon and the Domaine Montepuertuis for a while, as they will improve with some bottle age. Naples resident Ted Hudgins, a wine connoisseur and instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University, recommends one well-known California selection. The Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon is a true representation of a stellar year for Napa cabernet, Mr. Hudgins says. Delicious already and packed with fruit balanced by ripe tannins, it should evolve nicely and be hitting on all eight cylinders around 2014-2015. Other wine regions offer great values as well. Fort Myers resident Jerry Greenfield, wine director of the Southwest Florida Food and Wine Fest, is a big fan of Kim Crawford from Down Under. Its an excellent example of the New Zealand style and very affordable, he says. And I love the Monte Antico for the value. Where can you find a 90-pointrated super Tuscan under $10? Also consider a few smaller bottles for occasions when you only want a glass or two. The 375-ml bottle is overlooked as it ages faster than the large formats, says Mr. Adams. This means you dont have to wait as long to see maturity, and you can taste some seriously good wine for much less cost. Starting a wine collection without breaking the bank VINO jimMcCRACKEN


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Chrissy Bianchi has a successful restaurant as does her husband but she left her heart at Bayfront, so shes returned there to open another establishment. Chrissys at Bayfront opened Nov. 15 in the cozy waterfront spot between Stoneys Steakhouse and Roys. The environment is so breathtakingly beautiful, she says of the complex. We have about 50 seats outside. Ive taken a garden approach. Im here a lot, so now Im going to be able to nurture my plants and make it comfortable and beautiful. I like to nest. For now, shes serving breakfast and lunch, but is considering opening Thursday through Saturday nights with a menu of small plates and a selection of wines. Meanwhile, her menu features signature items such as crab cake Benedict, lobster and bacon Benedict, fresh quiches, homemade breads and lots of fresh fruit along with traditional items. Breakfast is my favorite meal, she says. Its what Ive been doing for 20 years. Shes had several restaurants during the time and shes arranged for some of her best chefs to each work at her new place a couple of days a week. Its a smaller spot than her last few places, which she loves. Ive gone full circle, she says. Ive come back to simplicity and making it very intimate. Ive even foregone the big computer systems and were using simple handwritten tickets. My motto is less is more. Meanwhile, her other restaurant, Chrissys Bianchis, continues to thrive near the courthouse, and her husband, Fadi Rabil, has his sports bar, Freddy Rebels, on Shirley Street. Working side by side with your spouse isnt always the best thing, she says. Hes happy, Im happy. He has his manly place and Ive got my girly place. Nonetheless, she says, she enjoys going to his place to cheer on the Steelers. Chrissys at Bayfront is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. every day. Call 353-4444.The Dock earns accoladesFlorida Travel + Life has named The Dock at Crayton Cove one of the three best brunch spots in the state. The other honorees are the Delano Hotels Blue Door on Miami Beachs South Beach and Libbys Caf and Bar in Sarasota. The Dock earned its recognition for its make-your-own bloody Mary bar, at which customers can dress up their drinks with artichokes, ginger, olives and other garnishes. The magazine also praised the fresh herb lobster omelet as well as the prime view of Naples Bay. The Dock at Crayton Cove is at 845 12th Ave. S. Call 263-9940.Naples Beach Hotel has brunchAnother sure sign that season is here: The Sunday brunch buffet is back at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through May 29, the expansive buffet takes place in the resorts Everglades Room, which affords terrific views of the Gulf of Mexico. Created under the direction of Executive Chef Marwan Kassem, the buffet features two carved meats each week as well as chicken, seafood and vegetarian pasta entres, a salad bar, specialty salads, seasonal vegetables, cheese blintzes, eggs Benedicts, waffles or pancakes, muffins, breads and an assortment of desserts. Its $32 for adults, $16 for children 6-12, free younger children. The price includes complimentary valet parking, a glass of champagne and soft drinks. The resort is at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. Reservations arent required but are recommended. Call 261-2222.Roy Yamaguchi hosts wine dinnerRoy Yamaguchi, the eponymous founder of the Hawaiian fusion chain, will host a private wine dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Roys, Bonita Springs. The event is a prelude to the Southwest Florida Food & Wine Fest, which takes place Feb. 25 and 26. The festival raises funds to support The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Edison State College pediatric nursing program and a scholarship fund for pre-med students pursuing pediatrics at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Dec. 8 event begins with a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Wines from Napa Valleys exclusive Justin Vineyards will be served and Mr. Yamaguchi will mingle with guests, discussing food and wine. Tickets are available for $99 each. Roys is at The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive. To reserve a seat, call Sondra Hon at (239) 498-7697. For details about the Northern Trust Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, visit or call (239) 278-3900.Santa set to visit BRIOSanta Claus is scheduled to make a breakfast stop at BRIO Tuscan Grille in Waterside Shops from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. He will hear Christmas wishes during a morning filled with fun and holiday cheer including a coloring contest, goodie bags for each child and a chance to win a Wii Game System and interactive cooking games. Guests who bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots will become eligible to win a prize. The breakfast buffet is $10 for adults and $7 for children. BRIO is at 5505 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Reserve a spot by calling (239) 593-5319.Pub dining for orchestra, chorusCathy OClarkes Irish Pub and Restaurant will host a fundraising event for the Naples Orchestra and Chorus on Thursday, Dec. 16. Dine there between 4 and 10 p.m. and 30 percent of the price will be donated to the non-profit organization.In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu featuring Irish salad, an appetizer, one of five entrees and dessert for $25. The restaurant is at 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Reservations are recommended. Call 642-9709.Meanwhile, the orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Golden Gate High School. For details, visit www. karenFELDMAN Chrissy Bianchi returns to roots at Bayfront 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. South; 434-7258. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample wines from Italy, including the Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto regions; $10 (with $5 credit toward purchase that evening), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Decanted: Learn the basics of pairing food and wine, including how to work with spices and flavors; $20, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 2, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample some of the newly arrived seasonal beers; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 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. Sunday, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bank of Naples: A pet-friendly seasonal farmers market features artwork, handmade jewelry, crafts, organic produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, collectibles, pet produces, home improvement items and more; 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2:30-6:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church: A seasonal farmers market takes place weekly through April 6, featuring local produce, breads, baked goods, seafood, Greek specialties, Italian food and sauces, coffee, orchids and more; 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. Submit listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR t me nt m ia mi 15 t. : COURTESY PHOTOChrissy BianchiCOURTESY PHOTORoy Yamaguchi


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Dos And Donts Of Homebuyer IncentivesBy: G. M. Filisko NOV 25-DEC 1, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of LevitanMcQuaid Real Estate HOT BAR TwinEagles is HOT!Naples ONLY Lifestyle Inclusive Community with 36 HOLES of Golf!(Development Under NEW Ownership)Janet Carter 821-8067 Pam Maher 877-9521Homebuyer incentives can be smart marketing or a waste of money. Find out when and how to use them. Incentives such as a new grill out on the patio can set your home apart from the competition. Be sure youre sending the right message to buyers when you throw in a homebuyer incentive to encourage them to purchase your home. When youre selling your home, the idea of adding a sweetener to the transactionwhether its a decorating allowance, a home warranty, or a big-screen TVcan be a smart use of marketing funds. To ensure its not a big waste, follow these dos and donts: Do use homebuyer incentives to set your home apart from close competition. If all the sale properties in your neighborhood have the same patio, furnishing yours with a luxury patio set and stainless steel BBQ that stay with the buyers will make your home stand out. Do compensate for aws with a homebuyer incentive. If your kitchen sports outdated oral wallpaper, a $3,000 decorating allowance may help buyers cope. If your furnace is aging, a home warranty may remove the buyers concern that theyll have to pay thousands of dollars to replace it right after the closing. Dont assume homebuyer incentives are legal. Your state may ban homebuyer incentives, or its laws may be maddeningly confusing about when the practice is legal and not. Check with your real estate agent and attorney before you o er a homebuyer incentive. Dont think buyers wont see the motivation behind a homebuyer incentive. O ering a homebuyer incentive may make you seem desperate. at may lead suspicious buyers to wonder what hidden aws exist in your home that would force you to throw a freebie at them to get it sold. It could also lead buyers to factor in your apparent anxiety and make a lowball o er. Dont use a homebuyer incentive to mask a too-high price. A buyer may think your expensive homebuyer incentivelike a high-end TV or a luxury caris a gimmick to avoid lowering your sale price. Many top real estate agents will tell you to list your home at a more competitive price instead of o ering a homebuyer incentive. A property thats priced a hair below its true value will attract not only buyers but also buyers agents, wholl be giddy to show their clients a home thats a good value and will sell quickly. If youre convinced a homebuyer incentive will do the trick, choose one that adds value or neutralizes a aw in your home. Addressing buyers concerns about your home will always be more e ective than o ering buyers an expensive toy.G.M. Filisko is an attorney and award-winning writer who gritted her teeth and chose a huge price decrease over an incentive to sell a languishing propertyand is glad she did. A regular contributor to many national publications including, REALTOR Magazine, and the American Bar Association Journal, she specializes in real estate, business, personal nance, and legal topics.Visit for more articles like this. Reprinted from with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Call us TODAY! Cal l u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s TODAY! H H A A P P P P Y Y T T H H A A N N K K S S G G I I V V I I N N G G


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