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ROGER WILLIAMS A4 OPINION A6 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS OF THE WEEK A29 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C31,33 CUISINE C315 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2010 Spaces that workCheck out these great office designs. B1 Theyre all starsThe All-Star Football Classic puts best high-school seniors on the field together. A9 A Christmas coupleVince Gill and Amy Grant bring holiday spirit to the Mann Hall. C1 C H H H H U U R R R I C C C C A A A N N E E H H H H H H U U U U U U R R R R R R R R R R R R I I I I I I C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E A A A A L L E E X X A A A A A L L L L L L E E E E E X X X X X X O B B B O O O O O N N N N N N N I I E E B B B B B B O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N I I I I I I I I E E E E E E E E . . . . CO C C O O L L I I N N C C C C C C C O O O O O O O L L L L L I I I I I N N N N N N . D A N N N N N I I E E E L L L L L E E D D D D D D A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N I I I I E E E E E E E E L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L E E E E E E E A A R R L E E E E E E A A A A A R R R R R L L L L L L L L L L . O F I I O O O O O N N N N A A F F I I O O O N N N N N N N N A A A A A A A . G G A A S S T T O O N N . H H H H E E E E E R R M M I N N E E I I G O O O O O O R R R R R R R R R R J J J J J J U U U L L L L I I I I I A A A A A K K K K K K K A A A A R R R R L L . L L L L L L L L I I I I I I I I S S S S S S S S S A A A A A A A A . M M A A A A A A A A A T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T H H H H H E E E E E E E E W W W W . . N N N N N I I I I C C C C O O O O L L E E E E E O O T T T T O P P A A U U L A A A . R R I I C H H H A A R R D D D D D D . S S S S S S S S S H H H H H H H H H H A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y . T T T T T T T O O O O O O O O O O M M M M A A A A A A S S . . . WE GOTLUCKY THE INTENSE HURRICANE SEASON THAT SKIPPED FLORIDA 19 NAMED STORMS 12 HURRICANES 5 MAJOR HURRICANES 2010 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ THE LATE TIP ONEILL, WHO YEARS AGO SERVED as speaker of the House of Representatives, famously observed that all politics is local. What Mr. ONeill was getting at was that matters which loom large in places like Washington, D.C. lets use a missile treaty with Russia as an example often take a backseat in the minds of voters to issues like getting potholes filled in their neighborhoods. Mr. ONeill, an astute politician, knew that we tend to focus on that which most directly affects us. The same could be said of weather. It matters little what is going on around the globe when it comes to weather and SEE LUCKY, A8 FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION WITH DATA FROM NOAA.GOV Yes, its already time the time of joy and stress. Hanukkah is here this week, and right behind it looms the behemoth of Christmas. Customary holiday giving does not require that you put your money where your mouth is at such a time. Instead, you put it where your heart is, in the annual effort to show love with a gift. But what gift? Which particular object dart? That troubling question faces many of the 1.2 million citizens gathered on the Southwest coast, a million of whom probably dont read Florida Weekly. (If you want to change that, just order them a gift subscription delivered either online or by mail, at www.Floridaweekly. com. Prices for a years subscription range from less than $1 a week, to, well, less than $1 a week.) For the 200,000 or so who do read us, however, here we offer a modicum of help a clutch of suggestions designed either to solve the Giving gifts that are outside the boxCOURTESY PHOTOBooks by Clyde Butcher are a great idea for Florida giving this season. SEE GIVING, A12 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Feeding the multitudes1,000 guests fill up at the 55th annual Farm City Barbecue. A10

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 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:January 15, 2010, 10:00 amNCH Downtown. Telford Center. Classroom 3. Call 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 For about 20 days now, Ive been deeply disappointed by the Transportation Security Administrations failure to seize the day. Any one of them. By extension, its a failure of government in general, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in particular, and the American people as a whole. This started with the Romans, not with that California dude, John Tyner, who used an effective euphemism for testicles by bluntly warning TSA officials before a mid-November domestic flight: Dont touch my junk! Almost 2,000 years ago, security people roundly ignored the warnings of another dude, this one named Horace, a loudmouth writer who shouted, Carpe diem. Possibly he was from California, too. At any rate, the Romans had grown fat and lazy, capable of seizing nothing but the nearest opportunity for debauchery while letting the barbarians storm into town almost unscathed. Result? A sudden end to 1,000 years of orgies and plentiful red wine served in large lead goblets. A similar tragedy could befall us, too, if we get lazy unless the TSA takes steps to prevent it, starting right here at Southwest Florida International Airport. By the end of this year at SWFIA, the TSA will likely have studied, watched, scanned or even patted down about 8 million people. Theyll do it again in 2011, and one of those will be me. I apologize in advance to any TSA official who draws me as the scanee or patee, and who suffers from allergic reactions to aesthetically challenged hot-air bags. Nevertheless, the TSA needs to suck it up. Here is a chance for the organization to accomplish several things at once for the American people but has it done so? Not so far. At the moment, officials are merely performing the minimum that duty and good sense require. Every day, they heartily apply advanced-imaging technology (AIT) machines or, alternatively, very thorough pat downs to travelers, in possible violation of the Fourth Amendment. Heres how George Washington University Professor Jeff Rosen described their measures in a Washington Post Op-Ed piece the other day: Courts evaluating airport-screening technology tend to give great deference to the governments national security interest in preventing terrorist attacks. But in this case, theres a strong argument that the TSAs measures violate the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. TSA officials want to make sure somebody hasnt ingested or infested himself, or herself, with explosives before getting on the airplane. In countless recent public proclamations they have said just how sorry they are and how gentle theyre trying to be while keeping the rest of us alive. I, for one, am not in favor of sorry or gentle, especially where the question of explosives is concerned, and with the busiest holiday travel season approaching. Instead, I am strongly in favor of divesting any person and all airplanes of explosives before we board them, unless were going to drop them on those who have invested, infested, or ingested explosives with malice aforethought, so I am delighted that TSA officials remain aggressive in their duties. That last sentence, like three or four out of every 10 Americans, is obese. But I leave it there, flatulent and overweight, to help make my point: The TSA is missing a huge opportunity to solve the obesity dilemma in America. Actually, along with 8 million opportunities here, officials are missing roughly 44 million opportunities every year at Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson, 34 million at Chicagos OHare, 29 million at LAX, 28 million at Dallas/Fort Worth, 25 million at Denver International and 24 million at JFK, just to name a few. Ending obesity at those airports alone would save billions annually in health care costs and solve the deficit problem, as well as pay for an upcoming war with Iran or North Korea. All we need is a simple government plan, executed by the TSA, to make every American between the ages of 5 and 75 do 50 pushups and 50 sit ups, then run in place for a minimum of 10 minutes the equivalent of a very slow mile jog every time he or she passes through airport security. Airport Security Workouts or ASWs, they could call them. That wouldnt violate the Fourth Amendment or any other. It couldnt, since the Founding Fathers never thought of a pushup, as far as I know, and wouldnt have legislated either for or against one if they did. So its up to us now, and to the TSA. For those under 5 or over 75, the TSA could require pro-rated ASWs. For those who have to stand in line for an extended period to get through a security checkpoint, convenient and easy-to-use volunteer workout stations could be provided. Travelers could earn bonus ASW points by using them vigorously under careful scrutiny from specially trained and highly buffed TSA officials, until their turn came to be scanned or patted down. Reward systems could be established for those with enough ASW bonus points say, a chance to use a scanner or pat down any TSA official of your choice, yourself, for 100 points; or an opportunity to make 10 TSA officials take their shoes off anywhere in the airport at any time, for any reason, for 200 points. Clearly, the time has come to quit whining and toughen up, when it comes to the TSA. For them and us. Then carpe diem, and have a big glass of red wine. But not in a lead goblet. COMMENTARY TSA misses opportunity rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 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 Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies, but they are not generally considered cliffhangers. All that might change, since revelations made by a whistleblower on Democracy Now! news hour that health-insurance executives thought they might have to implement a plan to push Moore off a cliff. The whistleblower: Wendell Potter, the former chief spokesman for healthinsurance giant CIGNA. He was quoting from an industry strategy session on how to respond to Moores 2007 documentary Sicko, a film critical of the U.S. health-insurance industry. Potter told me that he is not sure how serious the threat was, but he added, ominously, These companies play to win. Moore won an Oscar in 2003 for his film about gun violence, Bowling for Columbine. He followed this with Fahrenheit 9-11, a documentary on the presidency of George W. Bush, which became the top-grossing documentary film in U.S. history. So when Moore told a reporter that his next film would be about the U.S. health-care system, the insurance industry took notice. AHIP (Americas Health Insurance Plans), the major lobbying group for the for-profit health-insurance corporations, secretly sent someone to the world premiere of Sicko at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Its agent rushed from the screening to a conference call with industry executives, including Potter. We were very scared, Potter said, and we knew that we would have to develop a very sophisticated and expensive campaign to turn people away from the idea of universal care. ... We were told by our pollsters (that) a majority of people were in favor of much greater government involvement in our healthcare system. AHIP hired a public-relations firm, APCO Worldwide, founded by the powerful law firm Arnold & Porter, to coordinate the response. APCO formed the fake grassroots consumer group Health Care America to counter the expected popularity of Moores Sicko and to promote fear of government-run health care. Potter writes in his new book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, that he: found the film very moving and very effective in its condemnation of the practices of private health-insurance companies. There were many times when I had to fight to hold back tears. Moore had gotten it right. The insurance industry declared its campaign against Sicko a resounding success. Potter wrote, AHIP and APCO Worldwide had succeeded in getting their talking points into most of the stories about the movie, and not a single reporter had done enough investigative work to find out that insurers had provided the lions share of funding to set up Health Care America. Indeed, everyone from CNN to USA Today cited Health Care America as if it were a legitimate group. Moore concedes, Their smear campaign was effective and did create the dent they were hoping for single payer and the public option never even made it into the real discussion on the floor of Congress. Moore has called Potter the Daniel Ellsberg of corporate America, invoking the famous Pentagon whistleblower whose revelations helped end the Vietnam War. Potters courageous stand made an impact on the debate, but the insurance industry, the hospitals and the American Medical Association prevailed in blunting the elements of the plan that threatened their profits. A recent Harvard Medical School study found that nearly 45,000 Americans die each year one every 12 minutes largely because they lack health insurance. But for the insurance lobby, the only tragedy is the prospect of true health-care reform. In 2009, the nations largest health-insurance corporations funneled more than $86 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to oppose health-care reform. This year, the nations five largest insurers contributed three times as much money to Republican candidates as to Democrats, in an effort to further roll back insurance-industry reform. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., an advocate of single-payer health care, declared in Congress that the Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry. Potter agrees, saying the Republican Party has been almost bought and paid for. The health-insurance industry is getting its moneys worth. Moore said that the industry was willing to attack his film because they were afraid it could trigger a populist uprising against a sick system that will allow companies to profit off of us when we fall ill. Now that is truly sick. 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.The health insurance industrys vendetta against Michael MooreThe Obama administration wants us to believe that one out of 285 aint bad. A jury in New York acquitted Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on 284 out of 285 charges for his part in the murder of 224 people in the U.S. Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Attorney General Eric Holder thought the trial would be a glorious showcase for the civilian court system. Wed stun the terrorists with our courtroom procedure, win over the world with our mincing legalisms, and salve our consciences after the horrors of the Bush years. This was Holders war on terror. Hes losing it in a rout. The attorney generals obsession with bringing terrorists captured overseas to the U.S. for trial in the civilian courts looks more willful and untenable by the day, as the edifice of his legal strategy collapses in a pathetic heap. Ghailani offered a brazen defense at his trial. It was all an innocent misunderstanding when he helped buy the refrigeration truck and the oxygen and flammable acetylene tanks used to make the bomb in Tanzania, when he stored electric detonators in his house, and when the suicide bomber used his cell phone in the attack. These are the things liable to befall any young man on the streets of Dar es Salaam. Apparently, at least one juror bought some version of this contemptible fabrication and dragged the jury into a senseless verdict. It found Ghailani guilty in a conspiracy to destroy government buildings, but acquitted him of everything else, including 224 counts of murder. Does anyone believe that a truck bomb meant to destroy a U.S. embassy wasnt also intended to kill and maim everyone in the vicinity? When Ghailani was caught in Pakistan in 2004, he was that most priceless commodity an al-Qaida operative with real-time information about the terror network. The Bush administration interrogated him harshly with an eye to extracting that information quickly rather than honoring the niceties that obtain in the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Court Building in lower Manhattan. As a result, the judge proceeded to bar a key witness whom the government had learned about through Ghailanis CIA interrogation. If were serious about protecting ourselves, weve never going to give all terrorists the Miranda warnings and immediate legal defense that our civilian justice system demands. Thats why the Bush administration fell back on military commissions and Gitmo. Our civilian system is meant to protect Americans from the awesome power of the state, and all its protections shouldnt be afforded to enemy combatants waging war against us. Even Eric Holder implicitly acknowledges the distinction. He resists even contemplating the possibility that terrorists brought here and supposedly presumed innocent will be acquitted. Even if a terrorist is found not guilty, the administration asserts the right to detain him after acquittal. Such a power would be an un-American outrage if it were applied to anyone except an enemy combatant. In the literal sense, the Ghailani trial was a charade. We pretended to give him an ordinary trial, with the enormous escape hatch of keeping him locked up no matter what. The charade ended in travesty, a fitting conclusion to Eric Holders misbegotten war. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Eric Holders war amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Gulbrandsen had the chance to introduce his fiance, Rachel Gunter, to his family in Naples for the first time last week. The couple came to Sgt. Gulbrandsens hometown for a week over the holiday and were married on a sunset cruise the eve before Thanksgiving. The pair, both 23, met in October 2009 in Fort Rucker, Ala., where Sgt. Gulbrandsen is stationed, shortly after he returned from a year away at war in Iraq. We knew they were dating and were very happy, says Sgt. Gulbrandsens mother, Robin Rosario. She had more than once reminded her son in years past that when he met the right girl, he would know it. Not long ago, she adds, He said, Mom, I know. Shes the girl Im supposed to marry and spend the rest of my life with. Jackie Ritter, a friend of Mrs. Rosario and manager of Cruise Naples, offered the family special rates for a marriage ceremony onboard a 55-foot, two-story catamaran dubbed The Double Sunshine. We were very exited to be part of it and to help out a soldier back home, Ms. Ritter says. The couple tied the knot as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Other businesses also chipped in to help usher the bride and groom into their new life together. The Inn of Naples held a reception and provided discounted rooms for out-of-town guests. HoneyBaked Ham donated appetizers for the boat ceremony. Doubletree Guest Suites Naples donated a hotel room for the honeymoon. And Dolphin Transportation provided a limo to get the bride and groom to the ceremony and reception. After graduating from Naples High School five years ago, Sgt. Gulbrandsen joined the Army and became a chaplains assistant. Our job is pretty much when were over there to protect the chaplain, because he doesnt carry a weapon, he explains. Were basically shooting for him. In Iraq, he also visited fellow soldiers to keep moral up and started a ministry called The Mudhouse, a place for them to relax and unwind. Back in Fort Rucker, one of his duties is counseling couples on how to manage relationships. Sgt. Gulbrandsen next scheduled deployment will be sometime in the next year, to Afghanistan, where he will continue to serve as a chaplains assistant. It helped open my eyes, I definitely grew up a lot, he said of his tour in Iraq. When I came back, my parents noticed a big change in me. When he was overseas, being constantly battle ready left him feeling drained of mental and spiritual energy, as it did other soldiers. Part of his duty was to remind them that they had families, loved ones lives to come back home to when the fighting was done. Theres a whole other life after this, he would advise. On Dec. 1, the new Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Gulbrandsen moved into their new home on the Army base in Fort Rucker. On a short trip home, Robert Gulbrandsen weds Rachel Gunter d d e w d m h e r s. s e en y t aun t a i M f a F h in to sh se de s o ye w h ue l a in e y e u p t o u c a m n o ti in m W s e as b at f eel i tal a a s it P art remi h ad f The happy couple aboard The Double Sunshine COURTESY PHOTOS BY EVAN WILLIAMS_________________________ewilliams@


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 climate. If it doesnt affect you directly or immediately, its almost as if it doesnt exist. Such was the case with the 2010 Atlantic regions hurricane season, which ended just this week. (The Atlantic region encompasses the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.) For Floridians, it was almost as if hurricane season did not exist. There was no Andrew, no Charley. In fact, there was nothing to speak of other than Tropical Storm Bonnie, which was hardly one for the record books. No, what we experienced was just that long, drawn-out period from June 1 to Nov. 30 when everyone gets a bit of a twitch when their local forecaster even hints at anything that resembles a tropical depression. Yet, this recently concluded hurricane season was one of the most active and interesting in history. It was, in fact, the third-busiest hurricane season in 160 years and notable for producing five major storms with winds that exceeded 111 miles per hour. But none of these storms hit Florida or any part of the United States. So around here, the passing of this hurricane season has been greeted with yawns, if it has been greeted at all. I think that given the amount of hype and publicity that surrounded this hurricane season, some people (in Southwest Florida) might have been surprised by the lack of activity, says Morgan Palmer, a meteorologist with NBC-2 News in Fort Myers. Mr. Palmer is dead-on in that assessment. There was a lot of ominous talk at the beginning of this season, and the predictions largely came true. But a confluence of events principally systems of low and high pressure that steered storms away from the United States protected Florida and the rest of the nation from the ravages of a major hurricane. This year marked the first time in 117 years that a season which produces 10 or more major hurricanes failed to have at least one of those storms score a direct hit on the United States. The season also proved to be back-loaded to an unusual degree. This past September tied with 2002 as the busiest September on record. And October saw five hurricanes. Only October of 1870 exceeded that number with six. In its hurricane season outlook issued last summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a 90 percent chance of an above-normal season. There is only a 10 percent chance of a near-normal season and no expectation the season will be below normal. According to NOAA, 2010 proved to be the 11th above-normal season since 1995. NOAA listed the formation of La Nina in the tropical Pacific and very warm temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea as the principal reasons for the active hurricane patterns. In that regard, NOAA predicted there would be 14 to 20 named storms; eight to 12 hurricanes; and four to six major hurricanes. The predictions were solid in that there were 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes five of which were classified as major. That amounts to an extraordinarily active season. Indeed, the 12 hurricanes this year ties 1969 as the second most to occur in a single season. The record was set in 2005, when there were 15 hurricanes. Our forecasts address how many storms will be produced and how strong they will be, says Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. But we make no forecasts about where these storms will make landfall. That science doesnt exist. Because no one can forecast well in advance where hurricanes might intrude, Mr. Feltgen says no one should predicate their hurricane preparedness on NOAAs seasonal forecasts. You cant base your preparation on our seasonal forecasts, he says. If you use that point of view, it can come back to bite you. Our seasonal outlook is a forecast of how many hurricanes will occur over the entire Atlantic area. Florida was very fortunate this year. The publics tendency to draw sweeping and often erroneous conclusions from hurricane forecasts and data troubles meteorologists and emergency management officials. Everything came together to protect us this year, says Mr. Palmer. But that doesnt mean Southwest Florida will enjoy that protection indefinitely, and a catastrophic hurricane could devastate this area next season, even if that season proves to be relatively benign elsewhere. People get so fixated on seasonal forecasts, he says. Often, a prediction of a less-active hurricane season leads some Floridians to conclude there is nothing to worry about. Mr. Palmer compares the hurricane situation in Florida to the earthquake scenario in California. Experts agree that parts of California are long overdue for a massive earthquake and that such an event is inevitable. But these same experts concede that they have no clue as to when or where the monster quake will strike. In Southern California, they are waiting for the big one, he says. The experts say it could happen now or it could be a year from now. Or it could be longer. They dont know. Likewise, Mr. Palmer says, Southwest Floridians need to maintain vigilance, regardless of what the seasonal forecasts say. It doesnt matter how active or inactive the season is overall, he points out. It only takes one storm striking us to make it an active season here. And NOAA acknowledges that its forecasting is influenced by a number of variables scattered across an enormous area. One cannot know with certainty whether a given climate signal will be associated with several short-lived storms or few longer-lived storms with greater intensity, the agency said in a statement that accompanied its 2010 forecast. NOAA could not have foreseen the circumstances that protected Florida like a guardian angel along with the rest of the United States during this season. High pressure dominated throughout the summer in the southeastern United States. This, in effect, provided a shield against storms that were generated in warm southerly waters. Conversely, a system of low pressure turned the path of storms forming in the Atlantic away from the United States. Those two phenomena are the basic reasons we remained hurricane-free. If anyone knows that it only takes one massive storm to make a hurricane season an absolute catastrophe it is Wayne Sallade, Charlotte Countys emergency management director. In 2004, Mr. Sallade was at the center of the storm, so to speak, when Hurricane Charley roared into Charlotte County, leaving massive devastation in its wake. For years prior to Charley, Mr. Sallade, who has nearly a quarter of a century of experience in emergency management, had been preaching this gospel: Keep your guard up at all times. Dont take anything for granted. Mr. Sallade, who earned high praise for his management during Charley, continues to counsel that long-range hurricane forecasts are interesting and instructive but only up to a point. There really is no rhyme or reason when it comes to hurricanes, he says. What really matters is what conditions are present at the times these things form. It is by the grace of God that Earl and Igor missed the East Coast (this year). It was only by 100 miles or so that we missed significant issues on the Eastern Seaboard. While Mr. Sallade admits that some people have short memories when it comes to natural disasters, he says the devastation of Hurricane Charley remains fresh in the minds of those who lived through it, especially in his county. Lee County had fringes of Charley, he says. (Charlotte County) got it directly. We had $2.3 billion in damages and 11,000 homes destroyed. Thats hard to forget. Mr. Sallade believes that the transient nature of Southwest Floridas population represents a greater challenge to emergency managers than short-term amnesia. The vast number of people who come and go throughout the region means that there is always a large segment of the population that has had little or no experience with hurricanes. The changes in population in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties are tremendous, he says. The population changes over by half every nine years through deaths, births and people coming and going for various reasons. This area is not like Central Ohio, for example, where people have lived for generations and know everything about the area and its weather. Emergency planners are aware of these population swings and the need for constant education that results from it, Mr. Sallade says, but longtime residents also have a responsibility to instruct and inform newcomers. We seem to have a whole different mindset (in Charlotte County), Mr. Sallade says. Weve got enough of the Welcome Wagon types who tell (newcomers) about Hurricane Charley. Still, even this form of grassroots vigilance is diminishing. Each year, there are fewer and fewer (people who have hurricane knowledge), he says. Because of this constant change, Mr. Sallade says hurricane education is an ongoing process and one that cannot be dismissed lightly. And part of this education is stressing that NOAAs seasonal forecasts bear little relation to whether you are personally at risk for being hit by a hurricane. This year marked the fifth consecutive year that the United States has been spared from a major hurricane. If we make it through next year unscathed, it will be the first time the U.S. has gone six years without being hit by a storm of at least Category 3 force. Mr. Palmer says that no one should assume that we will be hit by a major hurricane next year simply because we havent been hit by one for a while. And he also stresses that we shouldnt assume the opposite, either. What he does say is that we should assume nothing. We should enter every hurricane season hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Forecasts are not the only things that breed poor planning and dangerous misconceptions, he says. There is a lot of bad information floating around. Many Southwest Floridians, Mr. Palmer notes, believe that the shape of the Lee County coastline makes it less vulnerable to the destructive force of major hurricanes. That is not true, he says. As Mr. Sallade points out, the paucity of longtime residents makes it easy for untruths like that to take hold. Regarding next, year, Mr. Sallade says we must wait and see. We have no idea what the highs and lows will do or where the Bermuda High will sit, he says. Mr. Feltgen with the Hurricane Center in Miami concurs. Every year is different, he says, adding that the total number of hurricanes is not always important. In 1992, it should be recalled, there was only one major hurricane during the entire season. But its name was Andrew. LUCKYFrom page 1 fthttkhH >>A: Charley 08.13.2004 Cat. 4 125 MPH >>C: Unnamed 09.25.1894 Cat. 1 90 MPH >>D: Donna 09.10.1960 Cat. 3 115 MPH >>E: Unnamed 08.17.1888 Cat. 1 85 MPH >>F: Unnamed 09.18.1926 Cat. 2 MPH 110 >>G: Unnamed 10.06.1941 Cat. 2 105 MPH >>H: Unnamed 10.07.1873 Cat. 2 100 MPH >>I: Unamed 10.18.1910 Cat. 1 90 MPH >>J: Unamed 10.20.1870 Cat. 1 80 MPH >>K: Unnamed 09.18.1947 Cat. 1 85 MPH >>L: Unnamed 10.21.1924 Cat. 1 80 MPH >>M: Wilma 10.24.2005 Cat. 4 110 MPH >>N: Unnamed 10.20.1876 Cat. 1 90 MPH >>O: Isbell 10.14.1964 Cat. 4 110 MPH >>P: Unnamed 09.03.1935 Cat. 2 100 MPH >>Q: Unnamed 09.29.1929 Cat. 1 85 MPH SW Florida hurricanes since 1851 A G C D E F H I J K L M N O Q P


WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NEWS A9 FLORIDA WEEKLY (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) Model and Information CenterLocated on Tamiami Trail, across from the Lely Freedom Horses Monument.12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment. At The Arlington, an all-new continuing care retirement community coming to Naples acclaimed Lely Resort, you will discover a retirement lifestyle perfectly suited to the dynamic and abundant way of life Lely is known for. As thriving and vibrant as the magni cent monument of charging horses at its entrance, the new life spirit and new life style of The Arlington compels you to learn more. Conveniently located and convenient to your schedule, simply call The Model and Information Center at (239) 206-2646, or toll-free (866) 986-9690 and let us know when youd like to visit. Or, just stop by whenever youre in the area; were here to serve you. Let your life resort to The Arlington.Did you ever think your life would resort to this?The Arlington of Naples welcomes those of all faiths, beliefs and tradi ons. BOTTOMS | Naples 239.455.8500 | Immokalee 236.657.4434When alcohol and drugs take control, your life is turned upside down. The world becomes unmanageable with legal, family and health problems. We offer flexible, affordable, convenient detoxification, residential and outpatient services and now offer DUI treatment services. Take the first step in rebuilding your life. You have nothing to lose but the pain. For one night only, its a chance to see the best Collier County high school senior football players showcase their talents on one field. The Rotary Club of Naples North presents the third annual All-Star Football Classic, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Golden Gate High School. The game serves as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for Collier County graduating seniors attending Edison State College and Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, as well as other worthy community projects. This years title sponsor is TIB Bank. Last year we had a fabulous turnout and support from our community, says Rotarian Butch Manley, who organized the inaugural event in 2008. It is a great opportunity for the community, as well as college scouts, to witness the talent of our young athletes in a showcase performance. The Rotary Club of Naples North is organizing the event with the cooperation of each of the participating high school athletic departments and coaches: Barron Collier, Community School of Naples, First Baptist, Gulf Coast, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Lely, Naples, Palmetto Ridge and St. John Neumann. The North All-Star Squad will be comprised of players from Barron Collier, Gulf Coast, Palmetto Ridge, First Baptist and Immokalee. The South AllStar Squad will be comprised of players from Naples, Golden Gate, Community School of Naples, St. John Neumann and Lely. The coaches will select the players from each high school for the allsenior team. Only seniors can play in this post-season game due to athletic eligibility rules. Senior cheerleaders will also participate. Student pre-sale tickets for $3 are available at all participating schools. General admission and at-the-gate tickets will be $6. Advanced general admission tickets can be purchased at any TIB Bank in Naples and at all participating schools. Cream of the high school senior crop will play in All-Star Football Classic An All-Star banquet The Rotary Club will also sponsor an All-Star banquet for the athletes on Monday, Dec. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are available to athletes parents for $40. Each head football coach will have information for ordering banquet tickets. The Rotary Club of Naples North is selling advertisements in the All-Star program that will support the scholarship cause. Business owners interested in placing an ad should contact Jim Morey at or 659-3813.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 THE 55th ANNUAL FARM CITY BARBECUE Steak served straight from the grill and salad and corn picked from local fields filled the bellies of nearly 1,000 people who lined up for the 55th annual Farm City Barbecue in Immokalee the day before Thanksgiving.BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS1. State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo serves up salad 2. Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk serves a customer 3. Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning helps fill a plate 4. Kimberly Prior, Nancy Kerns, Marcela and Dick Rice 5. Rachael Loukonen, Jayma Davis and Soneh, Helen Athan 6. Jim Bloom at the grill 7. Edward Halman, State Rep. Matt Hudson and Robert Halman 8. Michael Wynn and daughter Katie with Jared Traina 9. Lisa Swirda BO B RAYM O ND / CO URTE S Y PH O T OS 1 5 9 2 3 4 6 7 8

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And we invite you to give the Florida Weekly way boldly, with wit and imagination. We wish you good luck and skill in the giving, and happy holidays to all.On the huntNow you can let your friends and relatives participate in a way of life common to native Crackers, while teaching them self sufficiency to boot. It all comes with the gift of the hunt, available from Everglades Adventures South Florida Safaris ( or 863-983-8999). Shoot the elusive native Osceola turkey, or alligator, wild boar, duck or dove while hunting with professional guides led by Capt. Mark Clemmons, all on thousands of acres of privately owned and leased ranches or farms in Hendry County. Terrain includes improved pastures, oak hammocks, swamps, water retention areas and cypress strands. Dozens of family flocks of Osceola turkeys exist here, for example, featuring the beautiful wild subspecies, Meleagris Gallopovo, which are native only to southern and south central Florida. Only males with beards of 8 inches or longer will be shot except perhaps by children on their first hunts, who are given some leeway. Lodging and meals are available on site, and prices for the turkey hunt in six options range from $2,000 for a one-guide, one-hunter venture of two days without lodging; to $5,000 for a fully guided, three-day hunt with three hunters, including lodging and hearty, home-cooked meals. Hunts for other game are priced in different ranges.The art of Clyde ButcherThe most renowned photographer ever to emerge from the American subtropics the Ansel Adams of South Florida is no longer young. Earlier this year, Mr. Butcher retired from decades of living and working in the Big Cypress of eastern Collier County to his gallery and home in Venice. But his work remains as vibrant as ever. And its still available, signed by the great man himself (www.clydebutcher. com). Why not give the Florida wilderness in a prestigious and breathtaking image created, printed and signed by Mr. Butcher? We recommend, for example, the magnificent Big Cypress National Preserve 1, detailing trees, water and sky in that glistening and eternal style nature seems to assume in all the greatest Butcher photos. Images are hand-printed by Mr. Butcher in his darkroom on fiber-based paper and selenium-toned so they may be archived, he says. They are then mounted, matted and signed in a limited edition number. Prices for this particular photo range in four sizes from $450 for a 14-by-16inch matted print, to a 26-by-30-inch matted print, for $1,275.Give a gardenThe quiet but astounding repatriation of natural food sources and edible gardens in the region inspires us to patronize their creators, or applaud them, or both. So here we suggest several gift options, ranging from certificates to particular farm stands, to gardens designed and planted by specialists, to instruction by a green coach. For a gift of food alone, produced from the field you visit to buy it or one close by, we suggest the following farm stands or greengrocers. In Collier County, Oakes Farm Market at 2205 Davis Blvd. (732-0144): Oakes not only offers fresh and locally grown produce, but the wholly organic, frozen Mediterranean Meals prepared on Marco Island by Dr. Richard Saitta and his family. In Lee County, C&L Farms fresh produce: This rustic stand located on State Road 80 a mile or so west of the Alva intersection ( or 357-5952) affords you a view of tireless farmer Chris Lee, usually working right behind the stand from morning to night to produce the luscious tomatoes just now coming in, or strawberries, melons, cabbages, greens and a wide variety of other local food in season (out of season, Mr. Lee provides a range of fresh and as local as it can be gotten, too). You cant beat C&L for fresh and healthy, and the country drive is nice, as well a byproduct of your gift to a friend or relative. Prices: Just plain low. In Charlotte County: At Worden Farm on Bermont Road in Punta Gorda (941-637-4874 or www.wordenfarm. com), an 85-acre organic wonder owned and operated by Chris and Eva Worden, your gift of a membership would mean committing the lucky recipient to a community, and to a lifestyle of green and organic on the table. A membership means you can buy boxes of fruit or produce weekly; the Wordens also sell their organic produce in local stores from St. Petersburg to Naples. Prices and options vary widely. Call or write for information.The get down and get wetNo, this is not the lie-on-a-beach or recline-in-a-spa gift not that we dont appreciate those, too. This is the more active style of Florida leisure, one thats also physical and simple: kayaking. To send your experienced, fairly fit kayaker on a serious backcountry trip into Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Islands in the hands of an expert, contact Cynthia Gilbert, owner of Kayak Southwest Florida (www.kayakswfl. com). Her trips are de rigueur for the person who aims to see Everglades wilderness both by day and under the stars by firelight. From the simple half-day journey to extended adventures of two to 10 days, Ms. Gilbert, a Florida master naturalist, can show you a different world, and teach you the Eskimo roll, as well. Prices for longer trips range from $150 up. There are many more gifts, of course, but we conclude here with a few final suggestions: Signed first edition copies of Southwest Florida-based writer Randy Wayne Whites fiction or non-fiction, for $50 or less, at Weightless flight in a specially modified Boeing 727, with training and a lunch in the company of a veteran astronaut beforehand, out of Fort Lauderdale, for $5,198. At A specially designed and built, stand-alone garden, by the awardwinning, widely traveled expert, Santiago de Choch. Prices vary. Contact him at Sarah Palin toilet paper for $12.99, at (and shes not the only one to be so honored). Finally, in case none of this works for you, we suggest the R-rated BS button for only $6.95 ( The button comes complete with such exclamations as BS Level Defcon 5! or a loud buzzer followed by, that was BS! 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Visit us in our new location at 5683 Naples Boulevard, Naples 239-263-2322 Yard sale will benefit Deaf Kids groupDo some pre-holiday decluttering around the house and take a trunkful of used but useful things to a yard sale put on by Deaf Kids of Southwest Florida from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at 206 Ridge Drive, Naples. Funds raised from the sale will help DKSWF advocate and provide opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and teens through the area to socialize with their peers, unrestricted by communication limitations. The American Sign Language gesture that means to help is the thumbs-up sign with the right hand followed by gently placing the thumb in the left palm. That is the sign DKSWF hopes everyone in the community will extend by contributing to and shopping at the yard sale. Secure Storage of Bonita Springs has donated storage space for items that have been accumulating for the sale. For information about dropping off items, call Maria LaRocco at 461-0334. Lighthouse holds gingerbread house partyLighthouse of Collier invites blind and visually impaired children from throughout Collier County to a gingerbread house party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4, at 424 Bayfront Place, headquarters for the organization. The party is made possible with funds raised by the 34th annual Great Dock Canoe Race and donated to Lighthouse of Collier. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To RSVP for the gingerbread hosue party, call 430-3934. For more information about Lighthouse of Collier and its services, visit www.lighthouseofcollier. org.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 All those in favor of a comprehensive optical center located at Physicians Regional, say eye. The newly opened Optical Center at Physicians Regional offers skilled professionals who can take care of all your eye needs. We offer contacts and an impressive selection of brand name glasses and sunglasses. Its positively exciting. Conrmed frame lines include:The Optical Center at Physicians RegionalBCBG 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples Call 239-348-4321 for more information. Ro Ro R R be e be b rt rt G G ud ud a, a, O O .D D D D D Ch Ch Ch er er e yl yl P P at at to to o n, n C C Ce Ce Ce e C C C e rt rt r i ed ed O O p pt pt ic al al D D ispense r new. visionary. eye-opening. full-service. Positively Positively Positively Positively Positively Edison State CollegeCollier Campus will offer courses from two bachelor degree areas this coming spring. Courses for the bachelor of applied science in supervision and management and for the bachelor of science in elementary education are on the schedule. Students interested in a teacher certification or additional educational degrees can also benefit from these courses.Spring 2011 classes begin Jan. 10. Registration is available online at or in person at the Collier County campus. Sign up by Jan. 7 in order to avoid late registration fees. For more information, call 732-3711 or visit Bachelors degree classes offered at EdisonFor the first time in Southwest Florida, graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges are planning a gathering. Alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley will enjoy wine, hors doeuvres and college memories from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Longstreth Goldberg Art Gallery, 5640 Taylor Road. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Cost is $20 per person, and an RSVP by Jan. 15 is requested. Call Karen Kayser Benson (Mt. Holyoke ) at 2930354 or e-mail Seven Sisters grads plan Naples gatheringThe Johnny Bench Scholarship has been established at Ave Maria University. Mr. Bench, a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer, will officially unveil the $20,000 fund during the Ave Maria University Scholarship Soire at the Country Club of Naples on Thursday, Dec. 2. I have been involved in providing scholarships to deserving high school and college students in Cincinnati since 1983, he says. As I spend more time in the Naples community, it is heartwarming to be able to make the same impact through the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund at Ave Maria University. The Scholarship Soire is part of a two-day event that also includes a golf tournament at Panther Run. Since 2003 the event has raised nearly $740,000 and provided scholarships to 200 students. $20,000 scholarship fund established at Ave Maria AUCTIONJEWELRY HIGHLIGHTSCOIN HIGHLIGHTSCOLLECTIBLE HIGHLIGHTSNew & Estate Jewelry Collectibles Fine Art Rare Coins Antiques Preview Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 10am-12pmHUGE SILENT AUCTION!Bonita Commons(239) 333-2646Sunday December 5th Auction begins at 12pm6.80ct pear shaped diamond pendant J/SI2 18k & sterling David Yurman bracelet Tiffany & Co. sterling ring John Hardy sterling quartz and diamond bracelet & earrings Loose 13.5ct round black diamond Mans 18k Piaget Polo watch Ladys 18k & stainless Rolex Datejust with Mother of Pearl Black Tahitian pearl necklace 11ctw blue sapphire and diamond necklace in 18k Original B.U. Rolls Certied U.S. Gold Many Certied Morgan Dollars One of a Kind Photos of Babe Ruth & Mickey Mantle Original watercolors by Karol B. Wyckoff, Carol Sebold, & Fred Kubitz Ladys 18k & stainless Rolex Datejust with Mother of Pearl6.56ct cushion ruby and diamond ringLadys 18k blue sapphire and diamond ring 8.55ctwWendy Gell designer rhinestone collar Roseville Zephyr Lily Vase Louis Icart Bronze Statue LAccidentAndrea Smith Original Mother & Child Original watercolors by Karol B. Wyckoff, Carol Sebold, & Fred Kubitz Paquime Pottery Bowl Fostoria Navarre Magnum Wine Goblets Wedgwood China Asia in Green One of a Kind Photos of Babe Ruth & Mickey Mantle Several Giuseppe Armani Florence Figurines Waterford Times Square Start of Hope Centerpiece Bronze sculptures by A. Moreau & Louis Icart Several Sets of Sterling Flatware including Wallace Baroque, Stieff Corsage, Alvin Bridal Rose and Gorham StrasbourgAU3173/AB1389


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Marine Max Naples 1146 6th Avenue South 239-262-1000 Experience a Marine Max Christmas... OUTDOORS Learn about the rare inhabitants of the ecologically unique Fakahatchee Strand at Unusual Encounters in the Fakahatchee, a dinner lecture starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Port of the Islands. Guest speaker Glen Stacell is co-author of A Guide to Native Wildflowers in Southwest Florida. Cost is $20 for members of Friends of Fakahatchee and $25 for others. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Dec. 6. Call 695-2905 or book online at Dinner lecture focuses on the Fakahatchee The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently celebrated the start of major renovations of the new Sue and Bill Dalton Discovery Center, the next phase of its sustainable campus initiative and Saving Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. Made possible by a lead gift by Sue and Bill Dalton, the Dalton Discovery Center will include seven galleries about Southwest Floridas major ecosystems and will allow visitors to have hands-on animal encounters and take action to protect the areas land, water and wildlife. While work is under way at the Dalton Discovery Center, guests are welcome from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children under 12 (free for Conservancy members). Hourly programs include electric boat rides, Nature Zone programs and outdoor animal encounters. One Tuesday each month is designated as Take Action Tuesday and features a special eco-adventure. On Dec. 28, Take Action Tuesday will involve a trip aboard the Conservancys pontoon boat, The Good Fortune, departing at 10 a.m. for Keewaydin Island. Bring a picnic lunch. Guests will learn about the wildlife of Rookery Bay and will pick up trash on the island. Cost is $40 for Conservancy members and $50 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 403-4236. Every Saturday at the center is Sensational Saturday, with games, crafts and family fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. included in the cost of admission. The theme for Sensational Saturday on Dec. 4 is Panthers in Peril. Dec. 11 is Discover the Florida Black Bear, and Dec. 18 is Mammals of Florida, from bats to bobcats and dolphins to deer. Free guided walks along Clam Pass take place at 9 a.m. every Monday through Saturday (no walk on Christmas Day). Park next to the Naples Grande Resort at the end of Seagate Drive and catch the beach tram with your guide. Also coming up at the center is a program about Stories from the Wildlife Clinic at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Winter camp, including daily field trips for students in grades 2-5, will take place Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 20-22. Kids can come for one, two or all three days. Cost is $60 per day for members ($150 for all three days) and $95 for the first day and $60 for additional days for non-members. For more information, call 262-0304 or visit Work begins at the Conservancys Sue and Bill Dalton Discovery CenterCOURTESY PHOTOA gray fox in the FakahatcheeCOURTESY PHOTOSDolph von Arx, Andrew McElawaine and Sue and Bill Dalton Kelly Sowers holds up a female loggerhead sea turtle during a visit to the turtles future home at the Dalton Discovery Center. Village School art students Anna Hiller, Emme Warburton, Emily Kate Ferguson and Alyssa Weardon look on.


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

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING Looking back on Thanksgiving, we at NCH and our community have much to be thankful for. NCH Emergency Room teams on both campuses have earned our gratitude with improved service. Over the past few months, our ER teams have streamlined the process for our patients. We have improved waiting times from an average of two hours (also the national average) to an average of 20 minutes. Thats outstanding. Most hospitals in the country have the same diurnal and weekly ER pattern; few experience the accentuated seasonal swings we do in southwest Florida. As the season develops, our inpatient volume doubles with delays generally occurring late in the day during the latter part of the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), when we run out of in-patient beds. We have smart, adaptable, caring, competent colleagues in both ER and Labor and Delivery who are experts in managing what is known as lumpy demand meaning, the number of ER patients or moms about to deliver ranges randomly from none to too many at one time. With these facts in mind, Chief Nursing Officer Michele Thoman shared the following e-mail recently: I wanted to recognize the extraordinary actions of the staff copied on this e-mail (Gina Teegarden, Bill Diamond, Todd Haner, Jayme Roberts, Debbie Ellis, Melody Bacon and the Bed Board) as well as the nurses at NNH. I was notified late Monday night that NNH (Emergency Room) was holding 11 patients with four more admits, while our express unit was full at 12 and all of our tower beds completely full. We knew we had a busy surgical schedule with eight orthos and several general cases. W staff stepped up in the middle of their night-shift to send a nurse to the ER to care for the holds so our ER staff could remain focused on the continuous stream of ER patients. 3W staff had to rearrange patient assignments to make this happen. In the morning, we were at 16 ER holds with 1 PACU hold for a middleof-the-night case. All our nurse leaders and Bed Board staff kept calm and worked together to assist in placement of the patients and to ensure our nursing staff that we would get through the day and support them in the process. This aided greatly in keeping our staff calm as well. We had holds in the Giving thanks for NCHs caring, can-do professionals L k i b k Th k i i allenWEISS Dengue virus tops FGCU discussionFlorida Gulf Coast University presents Dengue in Florida, a live netcast from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. The event in Academic Building 7, Room 114, is open to the public and will consist of an informal conversation about viruses, particularly the recent re-emergence of dengue fever in Florida.The discussion in will be led by Vincent Racaniello, professor of microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center; Rich Condit, professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at University of Florida; and Alan Dove, a science journalist who will join the discussion via Skype. Participating from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will be Director Edsel Fussel, entomologist and Deputy Director Andrea Leal; and senior entomologist Lawrence Hribar. Afterward, the discussion will be available online as a downloadable podcast from TWiV at For more information, contact Sharon Isern, associate professor in FGCUs Department of Biological Sciences, at 590-7438. Surgeon will discuss treatment for knee and hip arthritisThose struggling with hip and knee pain can learn about the latest advancements in pain relief and surgical techniques at a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Dr. Robert Zehr will present general information on treatments for advancing arthritis in hips and knees, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer-assisted surgery and rapid recovery programs. Dr. Zehr will also discuss MRI-directed, customaligned total knee replacement and introduce the Oxford Unicompartmental knee joint replacement. Reservations can be made online at or by calling the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics at 596-0100. Parkinson group offers free drug reviewThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida offers a free service in which NCH pharmacists will review Parkinson patients medications and answer questions from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at PASFl headquarters in Hibiscus Center, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Over-the-counter as well as prescription medications will be assessed by Sheila Markham and other NCH pharmacists, who will also speak individually with Parkinson patients about their medications. PASFI is a predominately volunteer organization that provides most of its services and support free of charge to more that 1,000 families in Southwest Florida. The organizations mission is to promote the quality of life for persons with Parkinson disease and their care partners. For information or to register for the drug assessment and review, call Linda Stewart at 417-3465 or visit With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us and Christmas just ahead, many people find themselves too busy with shopping and other holiday activities to keep up a regular exercise routine. During this time of year, our lives can get very hectic, so workout routines can get disrupted or ignored, says Natalie Lahnan, owner of Naples/Marco Island Adventure Boot Camp for Women. Its easy to say, A few weeks without exercise wont harm me or Ill catch up after the New Year. However, it will be more difficult to get back to exercising later, when you might have a few post-holiday pounds to lose.And running from store to store does not count as exercise, she adds.Although finding time for regular workouts can be a challenge during the holidays, there are ways to stay on track, Ms. Lahnan says. Its all a matter of good planning and motivation. She suggests these six steps to holiday fitness: 1. Try a bit of visualization. Imagine yourself on Jan. 1 and beyond after not having exercised for several weeks. How much heavier will you be? How much harder/longer will you have to work out to drop those pounds that piled on during the holidays? Often, when you think of the consequences of your actions ahead of time, that will be all the motivation youll need to keep exercising, Ms. Lahnan says. 2. Break your usual exercise routine into a couple of small sessions throughout the day. Two or three 10to 15-minute workouts, for example, might be more manageable than an hourlong session. 3. Exercise in the morning. It might mean getting up earlier than usual, but at least youll be done for the day, Ms. Lahnan says. Plus, youll be more energized for all the other activities. Another possibility is to use part of your lunch hour for a mini-workout; even a short session is better than none. 4. Choose the right type of exercise. Ms. Lahnan suggests trying High Intensity Interval Training, which is shorter in duration but extremely effective at burning fat and keeping you in shape. 5. Ban all the ButI-dont-have-time excuses. Dont fall into a trap of coming up with reasons why you cant work out. Tell yourself right now that exercise is an important part of your healthy lifestyle, and that you can and will fit it into your schedule, no matter how hectic it gets, Ms. Lahnan advises. 6. Work out with a buddy or in a group. Statistics show that people who exercise with a friend or in a group are more successful at exercising consistently. Make a pact with friends to encourage each other should one of you feel like slacking off, Ms. Lahnan says.Following all these points will help even the busiest people keep up with their exercise routines, she adds. When all the holiday bustle is over, theyll be glad they did. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE TALK, A27 Work it outFitness trainer suggests ways to fit exercise into the holidaysSTRAIGHT TALK e energ i ze d f or a ll t h e e s. Anot h er possi b i l ity of yo ur lunch hour f or u t ; even a short sest han n o n e. s e the ri g ht c ise. M s La h s trying High erval Training, o rter in d uration e l y e ff ective a t n d keeping you in th e B ut e-time n t f all comr ea u e ro u r t yl e, a dds Whe n a ll t h e h o l i d a y b ust l e is i over th ey ll be gl a d t h e y d i d


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PAGE 28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Food banks and shelters throughout Southwest Florida are stepping up efforts to stock their larders in anticipation of record demand through the holidays and into the winter season. Standard pantry items include: canned beans, soup, fruit, vegetables and meat; hot/cold cereal, dried beans, peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk and drink mixes, rice, spaghetti and sauce, baby food, macaroni and cheese, stuffing and biscuit mixes, cake mixes, condiments and juice in boxes or plastic bottles. Here are a few ways and places you can help: The Harry Chapin Food Bank provides food to dozens of agencies in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte counties. More than 5,000 turkeys were distributed through the food banks partner agencies so families could enjoy Thanksgiving in their homes. Norman Love Confections donated a box of chocolate to anyone donating $11 to purchase a turkey. This resulted in 2,175 turkeys. Cameratta Companies/High Point Place and First Street Village I Fort Myers provided funding for 670 turkeys. Curb Systems of SW Florida provided funding for 455 turkeys. Residents of Montenero in Naples provided funding for 190 turkeys. Numerous other companies, foundations and individuals contributed to the turkey fund to make the 5,000 Thanksgiving turkeys possible. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 170 nonprofit agencies that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. For information about contributing financially, call 334-7007 or go to St. Matthews House serves between 2,000 and 3,000 meals every month through its Old Firehouse Feeding Ministry and gives more than 500 bags of groceries to families in need. Financial gifts and pantry donations are always welcome, as are toiletries disposable razors, towels, baby wipes and diapers for residents. Donations can be dropped off at St. Matthews House at 2001 Airport-Pulling Road S. Call 774-0500 or visit for more information. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is preparing to help make a peaceful Thanksgiving and holiday season for its clients. Donations should be dropped at the back warehouse of The Shelters Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To coordinate a food drive for the Shelter at your office, club or neighborhood, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail For more information about the Shelter and its services, visit Area agencies have hungry mouths to feedSoups on, and so are handmade pottery bowls, for Florida Gulf Coast Universitys annual Empty Bowls soup lunch and pottery sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the arts complex courtyard. For 10 years, the FGCU Art Program has partnered with the United Arts Council of Collier County to produce an annual pottery sale featuring potters from across the Southwest Florida region. Sales benefit the UACs art education programs in Immokalee. This years sale will feature pottery by David Hammel, Barbara Haring, Annabelle Johnson, Rinny Ryan, Chas Bean, Mo Anderson, Sandy Lawson, FGCU student Erica Klopf and FGCU faculty member Patricia Fay. The UAC pottery sale is separate from the Empty Bowls lunch and sale. Empty Bowls is a national phenomenon that unites potters, students, restaurants and food banks to address the needs of the hungry. The formula for fundraising is simple: Potters and students make bowls, area restaurants donate soup and bread, and hunger assistance organizations provide education. For a $15 donation, diners will pick out bowls and fill them with the soup of their choice. Diners keep their bowls with the knowledge of having assisted needy members of the community. One hundred percent of the Empty Bowls proceeds will be given to the Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee Inc. in Estero. This years soups are coming from: Hemingways Island Grill, Hyatt Place Coconut Point, Olympia Grill and Sports Lounge, Naples Flatbread, Waterside Seafood and Grill, La Bamba and Teds Montana Grill. In addition, the FGCU Science of Cooking class will contribute a vegetarian soup developed as a class project. Bread is donated by The Artisan Bread Company. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NEWS A31 With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we hope youll make helping to save a childs life part of your plans. e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida depends on philanthropy to provide excellence in care and treatment for the children of our community.To make a gift, please call 239-985-3550 or visit up family at airport Order pastry & cheesetray Help save a childs lifeGet tablecloth at dry cleanersSend holiday cards has come to be a kind of typographical representation of deconstruction. Deconstruction is an approach of pursuing the meaning of text by indicating the internal contradictions in the text. With such analysis it becomes clear that text has myriad interpretation. All text is insurmountable puzzle. We think that we know what we do not know. Sous rature seduces us to know and not, to reveal and conceal, to play with the relationship between ontology and truth. The shell game has been played in ancient Greece, Brooklyn, and La Rambla. Wherever it is played, there is deception by distraction. Hocus pocus is hoax. Is the seeming choice of legible erasure merely Zobmondo farce? Time is not of the essence. Unless, of course, it is specified in contract. Time is of the essence as a contract phrase means that performance by one party at or within a time specified in the contract is necessary to enable that party to require performance by the other party. Failure to act within the specified required time is a breach of contract. Maybe we better go back to playing Zobmondo: Would you rather kill Winnie the Pooh, or Bambi? Play is for the feint of heart. This is of the essence. Essence is the whatness. Essence is the answer to the question What is it? Please do not mistake the question of essentia, whatness, with the haecceitas, or thisness, question. Whatness is what makes a thing a thing. Thisness refers to what is unique, individual essence. In the magic of thisness, a dream dreamed. A Zobmondo guru appeared. Would you rather be perfectly wise, powerful, fearless, beautiful your ultimately perfected self and explosively destroy this world; OR, would you rather permanently explode yourself and in so doing create a perfectly pure, heavenly world? I chose the latter and woke up anyway. Ochus Bochus claims magic is the ability to will change in reality. In making a will, time is of the essence. In making magic, absent meaning, under erasure, is essentially embraced in present meaning. Or some might say magic. I, too, prefer to be homeless. Essentially. Ive seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied Im on my way. Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life. Make the white queen run so fast she hasnt got time to It was a long time with you. It was a long time with me. Itd be a long time for anyone, but looks like its meant to be. There was a Time, Guns n Roses, 2008 Turn, turn, turn... Recorded 1962, Peter Seeger; 1965, Byrds For everything there is a season and a time to every purpose. Ecclesiastes 3:1In 1956, German philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote a letter to Ernst Junger, a German writer who supported Blood and Soil politics while dabbling with hallucinogens. In his letter Heidegger attempted to define nihilism. In so doing, he began to speculate about the difficulty of defining anything. In wondering about the meaning of the word Being, Heidegger created sous rature. This typographical form shows a word in text crossed out. In this way, Heidegger allows a word to be both rejected and legible. In the words of Jacques Derrida, the word is shown to be inadequate but necessary, under erasure. Sous rature MUSINGS Time is of the essencemake you a wife. Cause its time, its time in time with your time and its news is captured for the queen to use. Move me onto any black square. Use me any time you want. Cause its time, its time in time with your time and its news is captured for the queen to use. (Your M ove, Yes.) Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. h r t W t Rx


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 WEEK at-a-glanceWake up NaplesBreakfast with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, and other good-for-business events. B9-10 Ask the FoolHe knows what percent floor means in tax-talk. B6 Another winnerMoraya Bay model designed as a luxurious coastal retreat. B11 The setting for the paper company in the popular sit-com The Office is a ubiquitous one with lots of fluorescent lighting and generic interior design. There is a world of office space outside the standard fare, however, that provides distinct, elegant and sophisticated settings in which to do business. Here are four Southwest Florida offices that hum with productivity whether the people in them are managing wealth, practicing law or architecture, selling art or offering interior design services and do so with a sense of style that would make Michael Scotts knees weak with envy.UP Art & Design Gallery and Andrea Clark Brown Architects, NaplesA few years ago, after architect Andrea Clark Brown married the artist John Carroll Long, the couple decided to create a combined studio/office for their businesses. Ms. Brown had already purchased the space near downtown Naples for her architectural practice. Now more than half the 2,800 square feet is open to the public as Mr. Longs art gallery. Its called UP Art & Design Gallery, but the luminous front windows a beacon for the art inside also bear the name of Ms. Browns firm, though less prominently. Theres nothing 9-to-5 about these workspaces Offices that inspireSEE OFFICES, B7 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Shoppers need not look any further than their wallets in search of the perfect holiday gift. Money is among the most wanted gift this year. Thats according to a new Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll, which also found that 58 percent of people plan on giving cash as a gift this year. Aside from cold-hard cash, Americans also cited electronics and gift cards as the most desirable gifts to both give and get. You cant fault consumers for focusing on the fundamentals, said Tod Marks, Consumer Reports senior editor and resident shopping expert. Cash makes a great gift because people can buy something they really need or really want. Heres the breakdown on what Americans plan to bestow on others this holiday season: clothing (68 percent), electronics (62 percent), gifts cards (62 percent), toys (62 percent) and cash (58 percent). Dropping prices on mature products like TVs and laptops, and some hot new categories like tablet computersCash, electronics, gift cards top wish lists this seasonSEE GIFTS, B8 COURTESY PHOTOMicrosoft Kinect allows video game players to control the action with their body movements.COURTESY PHOTOThe law office of Joseph M. Madden, in which architect Joyce Owens also has her office, in downtown Fort Myers. COURTESY PHOTOThe entry at UP Art & Design Gallery and Andrea Clark Brown Architects in Naples.

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MONEY & INVESTINGWall Streets new debt productThere is a new debt product being offered by Wall Street firms. It is called Yield Optimization Notes With Contingent Protection. Beware. Read the fine print. And, instead of measuring twice before cutting once, you might want to measure a bunch of times, sit on it, talk to your adviser at length all before you pull the trigger to buy these notes. At best, they are complex. If any and all were wondering what ever happened to all Wall Streets financial engineers, well, worry no more as they are back in full employment with these Optimization Notes, a form of a structured credit product. There have been many structured credit products issued to the marketplace. The products generally have a fixed maturity, are in the form of a note and have a derivative behind the note. Investment bankers are well aware that buyers of notes and bonds want higher yield. To get higher yield, the note holders would have to take extra risk. Usually greater risk is due to credit risk. But not so with these notes: the risk is that, at maturity, you do not get your principal back in cash the normal expectation of those lending money. This debt product is seemingly successful, as it has now been offered multiple times, in the many millions. The product has been underwritten (and is partially insured) by multiple toptier investment banking firms, including UBS and JP Morgan. Retail and institutions are buying it, wanting more and so far, everyone is happy. The notes are generally short term of six months to one year. The rate of interest is a fixed coupon rate and it is generally around 10 percent per annum. The notes are generally unsecured senior debt of the investment bank issuer but the notes are not principal protected. The twist with these notes is their linkage to a specific publicly traded stock and their unique conversion feature. The conversion is not into the issuers common stock such as UBS or JP Morgan stock; rather, conversion is tied to other publicly traded companies such as: Nabors, Verizon, Intel, Schlumberger, Cigna, Goldcorp, Broadcom, Wells Fargo, etc. Individual notes are convertible into the stock of a single company. For example, one issue was named Yield Optimization Notes with Contingent Protection linked to the common stock of Intel Corporation and its conversion was tied to Intel. Unlike convertible debt, where the conversion is at the debt-holders option and where the debt holder gets the benefit of all the upside in the stock (i.e. not capped), these issues are the very opposite. The note-holder is capped; the maximum to which the note holder is jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA entitled is the fixed coupon and repayment of the note. But if the stock to which the note is linked drops greatly by maturity, the note-holder is not entitled to cash repayment. Instead the conversion feature is forced upon the note-holder by the issuers. The issuer gets to avoid principal repayment in cash and instead pays off the note with the currency being stock of the linked company. Instead of a note being issued in a $1,000 denomination, these high-yield notes are sized to the closing price of the corporate stock on the date of the debt issue. For instance, if the linked stock closed at $35, then the notes are issued in $35 denominations. Here is how it works: As long as the linked stock is doing well or stable or has mild loss in value, the note (the six month to 12 month debt) is fully repaid at maturity in cash. But, if the linked stock has tanked, either due to general market forces or factors and reasons unique to that company, then pay-off by the issuer is in shares of the linked stock. What does tanked mean? For most of these debt issues, tanked means a fall in value of 20 to 30 percent the trigger price is different for each notes linked stock. For example, a note holder buys $50,000 in notes linked to XYZ, whose stock is trading at $25 at the time of issue. Each note is $25 face amount. In this example, the $50,000 would be convertible into 2,000 shares. And, for purposes of this example, the trigger price to not receive cash upon maturity is set at 20 percent below the linked stock price of $25. If, at time of the notes maturity, the stock has risen to $50 a share, the note holder gets interest and gets repaid in full in cash; the note holder gets none of the stocks upside. If, at time of maturity, the stock is trading flat or unchanged at $25, the note holder gets interest and is paid in full in cash. If, at time of maturity, the linked stock is trading 10 percent below $25, or $22.50, the note holder still gets interest and is repaid in full in cash. But, if at time of maturity, the stock is trading at $17 a share (or any price 80 percent or less than the price at time of issue), the note holder gets 2,000 shares of XYZ stock as the forced conversion feature has kicked in. At $17 a share for 2,000 shares, the value of the non-cash stock payment at maturity is $34,000, some $16,000 less than the $50,000 face amount of the note. This products risk/reward ratio is not to my liking, but it still may suit you well. To be sure, the product is not vanilla and both you and your adviser should read the fine print and really understand what you get in different scenarios and if it is suitable for you. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.

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Construction General contractor Kathy Guyitt, president of DesignTech of Southwest Florida Inc., has earned certification for her firm as a Woman Business Enterprise from the State of Floridas Office of Supplier Diversity in Tallahassee. Certification as a Florida WBE requires documentation that a business is at least 51 percent woman-owned, is engaged in commerce in Florida and meets other criteria including maximum annual revenue and number of employees. Founded by Ms. Guyitt I 2002, DesignTech is 100 percent woman-owned. Ms. Guyitt holds advanced professional designations from Board Appointments Elizabeth Hodges has joined the board of directors for the Island Coast AIDS Network. Ms. Hodges is vice president, brand manager with Chicos FAS. Club Management Richard McPhail has been named general manager/chief operating officer of TwinEagles, with responsibility for managing all club operations for The Ronto Group property. Mr. McPhail served as general manager at both Shadow Wood Country Club and The Brooks Commons Club in Estero for the past three years. He was previously responsible for club operations at Estero Country Club. While residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, he managed private country clubs and city/ athletic clubs for Dallas-based Club Corporation of America. He began his club career at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He has served as a Golf Digest Top 100 panel member since 1981, assisting the magazine in rating and evaluating golf courses throughout the country. He earned his certified club manager designation through Club Managers Association of America and the National Association of Home Builders including Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional. She was named the Collier Building Industry Association Remodeler of the Year in 2008. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, DesignTech does residential remodeling and new construction projects from Marco Island to Punta Gorda. Employment Agencies Meghan Harlem has joined the management team of BanyanBrown Solutions Inc. as an account executive. A resident of Naples for 23 years, Ms. Harlem is originally from upstate New York and was previously employed as assistant human resources manager for Culinary Concepts Restaurant Group. She has a bachelors degree in communications with emphasis in public relations and psychology from the University of Miami in Miami, Fla. Landscape Design Sabrina McCabe has joined Gardenbleu Landscape Architecture as a landscape designer. The company recently moved its Naples headquarters to 848 Myrtle Terrace. Ms. McCabe brings a total of eight years of professional experience to Gardenbleu, having worked on a range of commercial and public landscape design projects along with high-end resorts. 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The calculator symbol is ^.) Now subtract 1, multiply by 100, and youve got 59 percent as the average annual growth rate. (If the time period had been 7.5 years, youd raise the multiple to the 1/7.5 power.) This math can prove profitable after a little practice. Years ago, I was working on a campaign for an appliance company, just prior to its initial public offering (IPO). One of the ad agency guys suggested it as a hot tip, as it was starting a TV campaign, had a great product mix, new stores, etc. I bought 100 shares at $13 and watched with glee as it soon approached $30. I figured it would go up forever. It slid back to around $20. I thought it would return to $30, but just in case, I placed a sell order at $25. The stock made it to $24.75, but not $25, so the shares werent sold. Then they began a long slide.I bailed around $5, and it later filed for bankruptcy protection. 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While General Motors and Chrysler were able to shed debt through bankruptcies, and competitors such as Toyota glide along with investment-grade credit ratings, some say that Fords debt which exceeded $30 billion Fords Great War on Debt Name That CompanyBorn in 1946 as a Texas feed store, today Im one of the biggest chicken producers in the U.S. and Mexico, raking in around $7 billion annually. My capacity tops 45 million birds weekly, or more than 9 billion pounds per year. I produce 42 million dozen eggs annually. Roughly 4,400 poultry growers supply me. In my early days, I would sell 100 chicks and a bag of feed to local Last weeks trivia answerI trace my roots back to a sawmill in 1858 and to a 1900 purchase of 900,000 acres of Washington state timberland (the largest private land transaction in American history at the time). During World War I, my spruce was used to make airplanes. Today Im one of Earths biggest forest products companies, managing my land sustainably. 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Not One Second of Research y y est a nd i on l ion i on l l y e. 0 a l fa k b si z C o n W h o am Kn ow with F oo youll be e nifty priz e! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 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 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 Naples Area Board of Realtors holds its 61st annual meeting and installation of officers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Call 597-1666. 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 reservation, call (877) 441-7263 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


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 BUSINESS B7 She sees the space less as two separate entities and more a reflection of shared intellectual pursuits. Ms. Browns clients make their way by her husbands sometimes-humorous sculptures years ago he was syndicated newspaper cartoonist and back toward her architectural studio. Her personal office near the back opens into a garden. Clients love coming through the gallery to me, she says. When she bought the building it was outdated, divided down the middle like a duplex, with wood paneling. The back portion had been made into a residential apartment. She immediately re-envisioned it as a contemporary space for her architectural firm. In my mind, always in an architects mind, it had the potential for reorganization, she says. She took out the dividing wall and she added a cupola in the center room, a kind of skylight that sticks up above the roof and brings in light from all four sides. Now one of her husbands sculptures, a commentary on over population called Bumper to Bumper, extends up into the cupola. The piece features about 500 micro cars Mr. Long bonded together. They descend fro a green, grassy ball near the top of the cupola down to the floor in a spiral. Ms. Brown also hangs her detailed, wooden architectural models for viewers to enjoy. UP Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and from afternoon to early evening most weekends. But often, Ms. Brown says, she and her husband work late, and if the lights are on the gallery is open.The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company headquarters, SanibelDriving across the Sanibel Causeway, architect Joyce Owens was inspired by a green color in the water. Later she matched it up with paint for The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys headquarters. I literally chose that color based on what the water will look like on a good day when the river isnt dumping into it, she says. I want my spaces to be a part of where they are. Its one of the ways Ms. Owens redesigned the office of the private wealth and asset management company last year to reflect its natural surroundings and the environmental awareness of the people there. She calls the style Tropical Modern. We really designed the office to reflect how our clients might be comfortable when they come to visit us, Terry Igo, president of the trust company, says. On Sanibel that means something different than in Naples or New York City... Its elegant, but its not over the top. The 4,000-square-foot headquarters has three conference rooms, including a boardroom wired for long-distance meetings. Called Polycom, the system is the business version of Skype, Mr. Igo says. The space also features bamboo floors; wide panes of glass that let in natural light; and dark wood furnishings. The modern looks and technology are juxtaposed with old pictures. A black-andwhite photo behind the reception area is a map of Sanibel Island circa 1833. But all that style doesnt necessarily mean extravagant expense. You want to spend your money on key things that make a really big impact, Ms. Owens says. And you keep everything very simple.Law Office of Joseph M. Madden Jr., Fort Myers In the evenings and all night, a George Nelson Cigar Lamp glows invitingly in the big front windows of attorney Joseph M. Madden Jr.s office on Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. The office is actually made up of two tenant spots in the building, which were combined. Mr. Madden shares the space there with architect Ms. Owens, who redesigned the interior in 2008. One of the big components here is Joyces lighting design that I think makes it pop, Mr. Madden says. Its a place you come and feel completely comfortable doing 10 hours a day. The raw space for the law office included a conference room, an enclosed office for Mr. Madden, a very cool file room, he says, a room to deal with real estate documents, and workspace for five assistances. After stripping the space clean, Ms. Owens polished the old terrazzo floor to its original glory and left the brick walls exposed. We chose not to cover that up, she says. I like to use what is there and available. It all adds to the character of the space. She also raised the ceiling as Mr. Madden requested, so that he and staff could play a beanbag game called cornhole, for those times when practicing real estate and land development law wears thin. Joyce moved the ceiling up about a foot-and-a-half to accommodate it, Mr. Madden says. It just kind of goes with our theme of being very relaxed. We try to practice happy law.Decorating Den Interiors, Punta GordaIn an inspired touch, interior designer Marilyn Brazill salvaged an old arched window frame from Habitat for Humanity. She filled it with a mirror and hung it in her new interior design showroom and office in Punta Gorda. I really wanted something unique, she says. The rest of Decorating Den, once a yacht sales office with nearly two-decade old furniture and carpet, was also redone in Ms. Brazills inimitable style. This was a vision and it actually came out the way I wanted it to, she says. I stuck to my guns. The products she sells, such as environmentally friendly fabrics and indoor/ outdoor rugs, pop out against the offices white walls and black countertops. Customers enter into an open and airy space. The back of the office, near the refrigerator, features a countertop of miniature tiles made from recycled black glass. The first impression when you walk into the front door is so important, Ms. Brazill says. If youve got a big desk blocking the entry way, its not a good feeling. You want to be able to look around for a second and just get your bearings. A room off the hallway leading to the back of the office has three styles of paintings in it. One is modern, a fuzzy abstraction of colors; another is transitional, between modern and classic, with sailboats in an impressionist sea; and the third is classic, a still life rendered in gold on a black background. To get an idea of how to approach her clients design, Ms. Brazill asks them which of the three they prefer. Their answers can serve as a start to a workplace that fits their personality, something she strived for in her own office space. I think when you walk in here you get a good feeling, she says. And thats probably good for business. OFFICESFrom page 1 BRIAN JOHNSON / COURTESY PHOTOSTop and right: The reception area at The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company is meant to reflect the natural environment of the islands.


FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 David Gordley SVP, Commercial Lending Brian Tinney VP, Commercial Lending Beverly Howard VP, Commercial LendingTIB Bank has been lending money throughout its 36-year history, and continues to make loans to customers in all of its service areas. Weve never stopped lending, even in a down economy. Now that were part of the new, dynamic and growing family of North American Financial Holdings (NAFH) banks, were also one of the safest and strongest in Florida. Whatever your lending needs, from small business and commercial lending to residential mortgages or consumer loans, turn to TIB Bank. Call or visit any location convenient for you and speak with our friendly, experienced team of professionals. Youll nd our Bank on Us attitude lends itself very well to your goals. 239.659.3020 | www.tibbank.comFLORIDA KEYS | HOMESTEAD | SOUTHWEST FLORIDABanking Wealth Management Trust Services ON USWith MoneyLENDSAFETOSTRONG O er Good thru 12/31/10 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane 2 WEEKS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALITT RVICEand e-book readers, have helped keep electronics on the top of many gift lists this holiday season, said Paul Reynolds, electronics editor of Consumer Reports. Other highlights from the first Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll of 2010 include: Video games are the most popular electronics item this year with 39 percent of adults considering giving them as a gift. And in households with kids under 12, over half (59 percent) plan to do so. Video game accessories are a hot commodity as well. Eighteen percent consider buying them. Thats not too surprising, taking into account the muchanticipated Microsoft Kinect and Sony Move motion-sensitive controllers. Video games arent for everyone. Other popular electronics that people plan on giving this year include MP3 players or iPods (18 percent), digital cameras (14 percent), digital photo frames (11 percent), and GPS devices (10 percent). Despite lower prices and new 3D technology, only 8 percent of people are planning on giving a TV as a gift. Improved, Wi-Fi-enabled e-book readers and tablet computers are among the newer technologies available to shoppers this holiday season. E-book reader manufacturers may see an increase in sales thanks to newer features and lower prices as 10 percent of Americans plan to give one, up 6 percentage points from last year. Eight percent of adults are considering giving new technology iPads and other tablet computers as a gift. Gift cards are a hot ticket despite drawbacks. Many people plan on buying gift cards (62 percent) and many named them as their most wanted gift (13 percent). Although recent Federal rules have placed restrictions on onerous fees and ridiculously short expiration dates for gift cards, the negatives havent disappeared completely. Whats more, as of mid-October, just over a quarter (27 percent) of those who received a gift card last year have yet to use one of them, often because they did not have time (51 percent) or they simply forgot about it (41 percent).The full results of this latest poll are available at GIFTSFrom page 1The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce has recently held ribbon cuttings at: The new retail location of Aarons Sales and Lease Ownership, 3831 Tamiami Trail E. in the Town Center Shopping Center. The companys more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. offer consumers who have income and credit restraints a payment program to purchase electronics, furniture and appliances. For more information, call 4175139 or visit Goin Postal, a family-owned and operated shipping store at 4888 Davis Blvd. in King Lakes Square. The business ships with all major carriers and also offers stamps, document shredding, private mail box rental with e-mail notification, copy shop, auto transporters, greeting cards and licensed sports items, digital fingerprinting, packing, boxes, faxing and notary services. For more information, call 430-4646 or visit Stonebridge Country Club in celebration of the communitys newly renovated golf course. The club is at 2100 Winding Oaks Way. For more information, call 594-5200 or visit Chamber celebrates ribbon cuttings COURTESY PHOTOE-readers, like the iPad, are expected to be hot items this holiday season.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 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@ HARRISON / FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS1. Lili Montes Erin Walker and Barbara Walker 2. Ian and Margot Reece 3. Donna Heiser and Teresa Caprari 4. Guest of honor Colman Andrews and Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt 5. Ingrid Aielli, Russell Ball and Suzy Dorr Artwork from The von Liebig on display with the newest line of PranaSleep mattresses Sidney and Zachary Schiller City Mattress CEO Stephen Schiller, left, and President Marc Schiller at their Naples showroom, where artwork from The von Liebig Art Center is on display Louise and Jay Schiller, founders of City MattressCelebrating City Mattress and artwork from The von Liebig Sea Salt hosts author Colman Andrews 1 4 3 5 5 2

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NETWORKING BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS1. Mary Taylor and Tamra Nashman 2. Cheryl McDonnell, Gale Schwartz and Susan Mellen 3. Tricia and Robert Herrema with Trisha Borges 4. Kathleen Willett 5. Jorian Weiner, Patricia Murphy, Randy Antik, Debra Weaver and Mallorey Hartman 6. Jim Von Rinteln, Rosalie Rhodes and Ted Soliday 7. Marc VanDam and Kelly LaumanWake Up Naples for chamber members at the Hilton Naples We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 4 2 3 5 6 7


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11oraya Bay has unveiled its newest model, a coastal retreat designed by Renee Gaddis of Collins & DuPont Interior Design. Ms. Gaddis took her inspiration from the extraordinary views of the Gulf of Mexico and white sand beach and relied on a neutral palette of silver, whites, grey and shades of jade green to furnish the 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath residence. The clean lines and colors evoke a casual yet elegant beach ambiance. Flooring is a greywash brushed oak, kitchen cabinetry is crisp white topped with brushed black granite counters and a pebble backsplash. Light-filled living areas have custom built-ins and wet bar with a recycled glass countertop. The master bedroom features a full wall of windows. Jade iridescent mosaic tiles in the master bath reflect the light of the sunset as it streams in. The response has been overwhelming by everyone who views the new model, says Inga Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing at Moraya Bay. Buyers arent use to seeing this type of decor here, she adds. It really reminds you of something you would see in the Hamptons or on Cape Cod. Moraya Bay is at the northernmost end of Gulf Shore Drive. Residents enjoy views three miles to the north across state and county protected conservation areas beyond Wiggins Pass to Barefoot Beach Park. For more information, call 514-5050 or visit The development is exclusively represented by Premier Sothebys International Realty. M SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY John R. Wood relocates on FifthJohn R. Wood Realtors Inc. has moved into a new, larger and more convenient Fifth Avenue office to better serve its downtown customers. The two-story space at 800 Fifth Ave. S. is in the heart of the restaurant district and adjacent to the public parking garage. Known as the Boardroom for the past decade, the second-floor space houses 50 real estate agents. In part, the company selected the new site for its historical significance. John R. Wood Realtors original office was on Fifth Avenue in 1958, and the agency has maintained an office on the street for most of the years since. The site of the new office is the former location of the Rexall Drug Store and soda fountain. We feel we finally have turned the corner on this difficult market, says Phil Wood, company president. Island firm expands to Fort Myers, NaplesSanibel and Captiva Island-based Royal Shell Real Estate Inc. is expanding. The company will enter the Fort Myers market via an alliance with Denny Grimes & Company. Additional growth will occur with the opening of a Naples office in the old Congress Jewelers building at 601 Fifth Ave. S. The expansion gives Royal Shell Real Estate four locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island for more than 45 agents and broker associates. The company also has a property management and vacation rental division and a distressed home owner division. Kraft Construction has new name: Manhattan KraftManhattan Construction Groups Florida subsidiary, Kraft Construction Co., has changed its name to Manhattan Kraft Construction Inc. as part of a process to align our commercial construction businesses, says Kevin Moore, president of Manhattan Construction Group. The new name more clearly identifies the companys relationship to its affiliate, Manhattan Construction Co., which provides the same type of service in geographic areas outside of Florida, and its parent company, Manhattan Construction Group, Mr. Moore explained. Manhattan Construction Groups commercial building subsidiaries include Manhattan Construction Co., which serves the Southwest, Southeast and Middle Atlantic states as well as Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean; and Manhattan Kraft Construction Inc. which serves Florida exclusively. The companys website has been changed to reflect the new name and is now Manhattan Construction Group acquired Kraft Construction Co. in 2008. COURTESY PHOTOSKitchen The view Master bedroom Balcony Family roomMorayamodel has shades of the Hamptons, Cape Cod BayCOURTESY PHOTO The new offices of John R. Wood Realtors Inc. are on the second floor at 800 Fifth Ave. S.MORE REAL ESTATE BRIEFS, B17




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OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOP ER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo ar e registered service marks used with permission. Each of ce is independently owned and operated. Five championship golf courses World-class tennis and tness facilities Private beach park Full-service marina with slips available Miles of maintained biking and walking trails 18 Har-Tru tennis courts New Designer Furnished Models Open Daily Priced From $1,525,700 THIS RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE IS AS INCOMPARABLE AS THE VIEWS. 26951 Country Club Drive in Bonita Springs 239.495.1105 tavira EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 RE B17 Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., Richard Residential, LLC $324,900 Unbelievably renovated unit. 2nd floor, 1-car garage, 2 BR/2 BA. Spacious unit. $315,0004.77 acres zoned agricultural. Lg. lake, utilities, barn & cleared. $355,000 Spacious coach home w/3 BR, 2 BA. Garage, major upgrades & generous sq. ft. J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION4BR, 3BA plus den model offers exceptional oor plan. Home features newer appliances, tile in living areas, large screened lanai with private custom pool and lake views. beauty has the WOW factor for its views. Outstanding Sunset and wide water views from inside and out! Original owners have taken pride in their seasonal home and it shines throughout. is only one of the fabulous features this 3BR, 2.5BA plus den home has to offer. Light and bright it is nicely upgraded throughout with tile in living areas, granite, private pool and more! ISLAND WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA plus den features numerous upgrades throughout, hardwood oors, granite, crown mouldings, plantation shutters, custom entertainment center, and private pool with lake views. Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. RARELY AVAILABLE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PENDING SALE3BR, 2.5 BA plus den completely renovated! Features new porcelain tile in living areas, new A/C, Granite, new carpet in bedrooms, freshly painted interior hurricane protection and more! Owner Agent NEWLY RENOVATE offers 3BR, 2.5BA plus den, tile throughout entire home, built-in entertainment center, and large screen lanai with lake views. Desirable location just steps from all amenities. NEW LISTING Oakmont in Village Walkneed to sell quickly. Tropical retreat complete with Koi pond. 2BR, 2BA value pack! One Di Vosta most popular home styles ever and with good reason! This lovely home features upgrades galore, tile in living areas, corian counters, custom heated pool, full hurricane protection and more! NEW LISTINGwith screened patio. Original owner, very clean, near all amenities. REDUCED 4BR,3.5BA Unparalleled craftsmanship throughout the entire home, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, designer nishes, private pool with lake view and more! 4BR,3.5BA, features both formal living and dinning, replace, custom moldings, and pool w/lake views! Pristine Condition. TURNKEY PACKAGE with wide water views. Clean, light and bright, ready for quick closingenjoy it this season! REDUCED numerous upgrades throughout, very clean and tastefully decorated, Turnkey package available. NEW LISTING NEW PRICEPBS completes renovation of Marco churchPBS Construction has completed a renovation at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island. Designed by the firm of Victor J. Latavish Architect, PA, the renovation modernized Harper Hall with new finishes throughout. ADA accessibility was enhanced along with safety aspects of the on-site Montessori school. Heatherwood begins reno work in Mercato shopsHeatherwood Construction has started work on interior renovations to the Natural Comfort and Sperry shoe stores in Mercato. Michael Crouch is the senior project manager and Pete Estrada is the job superintendent. WCI retires $300 million loanBonita Springs-based WCI Communities has retired its $300 million senior term loan representing a 68 percent reduction in total debt and now shifts its focus to reestablishing and growing its homebuilding operation and returning the company to profitability, according to David Fry, president and CEO. WCI filed for bankruptcy in August 2008. It has since emerged from bankruptcy as a result of an aggressive plan to monetize non-core assets and reduce costs while re-launching its homebuilding operations in select communities to help retire the senior loan. While the Florida real estate market has not materially improved, we have maintained our focus on right-sizing our balance sheet and establishing a strong foundation for the future growth of our community development and homebuilding businesses, Mr. Fry says. With homebuilding and sales operations recently relaunched, WCI Communities has seen success in two Southwest Florida communities, Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers and Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice, where prices range from $150,000 to more than $400,000. The company will begin selling and building homes in three additional communities in early 2011: Marquesa Royale at Tiburn and Manchester Square in Naples, and Heron Bay in Coral Springs. Mr. Fry says the company is also working on plans to restart sales and construction operations in additional communities in 2011. WCIs reputation was built on providing quality homes in lifestyleoriented communities with extensive amenities, he says. Today, theyre seeing all-new floorplans and home designs at pricing thats highly competitive, even against resales. Were pleased with the initial response and look forward to an active Florida selling season in 2011. CFO Russ Devendorf adds, Streamlining our business model has been a necessity given the economic climate. We continue to rebalance our asset portfolio to align with our go-forward homebuilding strategy. In addition, our amenities and real estate service businesses continue to operate cash-flow positive. Its a solid position to build upon and move forward. WCI Communities creates master-planned lifestyle communities for primary, retirement and secondhome buyers. The company offers traditional singleand multi-family home choices with prices from the mid-$100,000s to just under $1 million. In addition to homebuilding and development, WCI generates revenues from its Prudential Florida Realty business, the second largest residential realty company in Florida; its Wells Fargo-affiliated mortgage services; insurance and title services; and land sales and joint ventures. For more information, visit Naples firm partners with national companyMorton Wasmer Abraham Construction Managers LLC, a Naplesbased construction management firm, announces a local joint-venture partnership with Suffolk Construction, a national company with its Southeast headquarters in West Palm Beach and additional offices in Sarasota and Miami. Partnering with Suffolk Construction allows MWA to enhance its service offerings in terms of project size, scope and geographic footprint. Clients today face serious economic challenges, says MWAs Thomas Abraham. This partnership offers a one-stop resource that will bring diversity in services, scale, local knowledge and skilled team members with deep experience resulting in optimal effectiveness and efficiency. Sean Morton and John Wasmer established their construction partnership in 2007. After four years of steady growth, their commercial target base was expanded when Mr. Abraham joined the partnership. The locally owned and operated firm has a collective 75 years of building expertise in Southwest Florida on projects ranging from educational and government facilities to health care and assisted living centers, university and college campuses, retail and office centers and condominium developments. REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

PAGE 49 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Buy With Bristol, Sell With Bristol 239.352.6400 Hiring Agents Call For Details Exciting Opportunities 791 10th Street South Ste. 202 Naples, FL 34102 Youre Invited To A Complimentary Career Luncheon December 15th from 11:30PM to 2:00PM Shula's Steakhouse, 5111 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL Learn More About Exciting Career Opportunities in Luxury Real Estate with Bristol Properties InternationalGuest Speakers & GiveawaysRSVP: Angel King 239-352-6400 or by December 13th Space is Limited, Dont Miss Out! Florida Weekly 1 11/29/2010 2:53:10 PM DOWNING-FRYE REALTY INC. 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.RECENT TRANSACTIONS Affordable Alarm and Monitoring has purchased 5,000 square feet of industrial space at 4427 Mercantile Ave. for $397,150 from William and Wanda Rose. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. A T aste of Brooklyn has leased 1 ,625 squar e feet of retail space in The Shoppes at Pelican Landing, 24600 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs, from Pelican Landing Community Association Inc. Steve Shelton, Chuck Smith and Carlos Acosta of Grubb & Ellis | 1st Commercial negotiated the transaction. D&A De velopment LLC has purchased 1 6,820 square feet of industrial space at 1615 Trade Center Way for $700,000 from Ridgway Properties LLC. Christine Gonnering McManus of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Ea gle Martial Arts has leased 2,37 5 square feet of retail space at 13020 Livingston Road, Unit 13, from Continental Realty. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. H ope Hospice and Communit y Ser vices has leased 8,656 square feet of retail space at 13020 Livingston Road, Units 1-3, from Continental Realty. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. P ort of the Islands Marina has pur chased 30 acr es at the corner of Tamiami Trail and Southwest Boulevard from TIB Bank for $2,025,000. Dan OBerski and Matt Fredrickson of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. RBC Bank has r ene w ed its lease for 6,810 square feet of office space at Newgate Center, 5150 Tamiami Trail N., from Executive Development Corp. Scott Dunnuck, Dan OBerski, Doris Taylor and Matt Fredrickson of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Sater Group wins design contract in ChinaThe Sater Group, a Bonita Springs-based design firm, has been awarded a residential luxury villa project in Xiamen and will provide architectural designs and collaborate on overall community design for the new luxury home development. Led by Dan Sater, The Sater Group has provided custom residential designs for more than 26 years. Sater designs have won more than 450 awards and a half dozen international community design commissions. Its very exciting, and challenging, to work in places so very different from Florida, says Dan Sater II. The concepts of luxury are the same, but these cultures have different needs for what is included in the home.


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


41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked17 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE ROYALE 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH2 $1,299,000 Premier SIR Larry/Mary Catherine White 287-2818 18 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5 19 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier SIR Virginia/ Randy Wilson 450-9091>$2,000,000 20 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAKE FOREST 9540 Lakebend Preserve $2,195,000 Premier SIR Jack Despart 273-7931 21 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Call 239-514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 22 PARK SHORE 255 Mermaids Bight $2,695,000 Premier SIR Linda Ohler 649-8026 23 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $2,950,000 Premier SIR Ruth Trettis 403-4529 24 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT I 2390 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2390 $2,950,000 Premier SIR Sue Black 2505611>$3,000,000 25 PARK SHORE 350 Neptunes Bight $3,495,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 26 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26360 Woodlyn Drive $3,795,000 Premier SIR Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474>$4,000,000 27 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. $4,990,000 Premier SIR Susan Barton 860-1412 28 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 >$7,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 3075 Fort Charles Drive $7,400,000 Premier SIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976>$8,000,000 30 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier SIR Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 287-7921 >$400,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Pemier Sothebys International Realty Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 2 BONITA BAY WEDGEWOOD 26880 Wedgewood Drive #306 $435,000 Premier SIR Carol Wood/Claire McMahon 822-3709 3 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK 9540 Cypress Hammock Circle #202 $475,000 Premier SIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 4 BONITA BAY HAMPTONS 26911 Wyndhurst Court #101 $489,000 Premier SIR Connie/Max Lummis 289-3543 5 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1816 Seville Blvd. #922 $498,000 Premier SIR Judy Perry/Linda Perry 261-6161>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Premier SIR Call 239495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 7 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD INDIGO ISLE 9291 Indigo Isle Court #201 $569,000 Premier SIR Cathy Lieberman/ Cindy Reiff 777-2441 8 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #A $575,000 Premier SIR Bob Sulliv an 961-1678>$600,000 9 PELICAN MARSH TROON LAKES 9194 Troon Lakes Drive $620,000 Premier SIR Cathy Owen 269-3118 >$700,00010 OLD NAPLES VILLA DANNA 974 5th Street South $745,000 Premier SIR Meghan Reed 825-0736 11 PELICAN BAY -TIERRA MAR 508 Tierra Mar Lane $745,000 Premier SIR Linda Piatt/Jeri 12 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry Lane $789,000 Premier SIR ML Meade 293-4851>$800,00013 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00014 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) From the $900s Premier SIR Call 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 15 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #CH204 $995,000 Premier SIR Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000>$1,000,000 16 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887


Port Royal, 1145 Galleon Dr Situated on 1.5 Port Royal lots w/wide water views of Naples Bay. Formal living & dining, open kitchen/family room. Tropical pool area, summer kit. & boat dock. 6 or More/8+2half (H3740) Don Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pfister Griffin, 262-7366 $10,995,000 Port Royal, 3530 Fort Charles Dr Tropical retreat fronting no-bridges, Gulf access canal. 2-story home w/marble oors, replace, formal living & dining, poolside guest suites. 40 boat dock. 6 or More/6.5 (H3228) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,950,000 Barefoot Beach, 224 Malibu Cv Premium location for estate home that was rebuilt in 2007 w/sweeping views of the Bay. WALK to BEACH, 2 boat docks w/lifts, chefs kitchen, Jerusalem Stone rs. 4+Den/4.5 (H4981) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $3,750,000 Royal Harbor, 1680 Dolphin Ct Amazing home built in20 08. Naples Bay views. 4,600 SF living space, formal living & dining, fam rm, den, 1st master, sum kit, 61 boat dock. 5+Den/4+2half (H4456) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $2,890,000 Old Naples, 154 4th Ave N Just steps to the beach, this Florida style home w/large veranda nestles into lush landscape w/spacious outdoor living & privacy all around. Open oor plan. 3+Den/3.5 (H5399) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $2,000,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 368 Bayside Ave Enjoy waterfront living at this large SW exp, bayfront property. Captivating panoramic views, located on a point at the tip Bayside Ave, Gulf access. 2/2 (H4947) Don Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,100,000 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Imperial River Front, 3 Bedroom, e Barbados, 2000 SF home plan by award winning, Weber Design Group. 3/3 (H4896) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $979,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $769,900 Cove Towers, 425 Cove Tower Dr, #604 End-unit condo w/view of Gulf, Bay, Wiggins Pass & Naples skyline! Shows like model w/many custom finishes. Club Mbrshp includes beach shuttle, dining & more. 3+Den/3 (C6842) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $760,000 Old Naples, 555 5th Avenue S #201 Lofted Gulf Breeze, gentle air from the Southwest. Finished w/the utmost craftsmanship & of materials of the nest quality. & superior architecture. 2+Den/2 (C5121) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $729,900 West Bay Club, 22236 Natures Cove Ct Relax by enjoying our private Beach Club, Boating, Pete Dye Golf Course, Tennis Center, resort-style Fitness Center & Pool, or 500 preserve acres. Call today! 3/3 (H5089) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $725,000 Pelican Bay, 7008 Pelican Bay Blvd, #203 Mid-rise w/panoramic golf views from every window. Over 1800 SF w/large lanai & 2 balconies. Park under bldg w/extra storage. Convenient to tram & boardwalk. 3/2 (C6528) Helen Janssen, 450-7437 $679,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen & family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $659,000 Kensington, 5049 Kensington High St Private Setting! Bright & spacious courtyard home w/separate cabana. Beautiful lanai area w/pool & spa. Golf membership available. 4/3 (H5242) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $629,550 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded w/extras & professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $600,000 e Dunes, 325 Dunes Blvd, #405 WOW! e Lanai gives you outstanding views of Turkey Bay to the West & North. All the upgrades you would expect, plus fabulous amenities!. 3/2 (C5090) Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $580,000 Highland Woods, 26491 Summer Greens Dr Wonderful decor! Large private pool home on corner, overlooks golf & lake. Builtins in family room, 3 car garage. Private golf & tennis included. Near beach. 4/3 (H3385) Sandi Meyer, 248-7934 $518,000 Vineyards, 554 Avellino Isles Cir #102 Pvt, peaceful, unobstructed panorama of Vineyards north course just beyond lake. Neutral color palette. Lg tile in living areas. Granite countertop, SS appls. 3/2.5 (C6131) Lynn H. Fulton, 293-3125 $499,999 Olde Cypress, 2854 Lone Pine Ln Beautiful 4 bedroom home loaded w/ upgrades w/golf course view & southern exposure to let in as much of the Florida sun as possible!. 4/3 (H4927) Matthew Klinowski, 370-0892 $499,500 Naples Lakes Country Club, 4740 Cerromar Dr Well maintained Franklin model. Pool, hurricane shutters, pillared columns. Bundled golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Seller oers a 1 year HO Warranty!. 2+Den/2 (H5345) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $499,000 Highland Woods, 26201 Summer Greens Dr Updated St. Charles great room, pool home. Big golf course view. Granite kitchen, upgraded cabinets, plantation shutters, elec storm shutters. Will go fast!. 3+Den/2 (H5316) Sandi Meyer, 248-7934 $495,000 Banyan Woods, 5001 Maxwell Cir, #201 View! Location! Spaciousness! Gorgeous 2nd oor coach home w/private elevator. Stunning features & details make this a unique property in an ideal location. 3+Den/3 (C7047) Linda Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $450,000 Golden Gate Estates, 4393 11th Ave SW Beautifully maintained pool home on 2.73 acres W of Collier Blvd. Upgraded kitchen & baths, paint, carpet & more. Out-bldg is 1500 sf w/3 full bays & car lift. 3/2.5 (H5398) Matthew Klinowski, 370-0892 $449,000 Royal Palm Golf Estates, 18001 Broadview Dr Absolutely beautiful home w/ne golf course view. Enjoy a peaceful setting w/low fees. A pleasure to show!. 4+Den/3 (H5389) Keith A. Marvelle, 659-6344 $350,000 Waterfront In Naples, 2206 Anchorage Ln, #C Hidden away & loaded w/upgrades, elegant w/privacy, boating possibilities & Gulf access. Professionally decorated w/top of line nishes & minutes to downtown. 3+Den/2 (C6319) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $350,000 Waterfront in Naples, 2206 Anchorage Ln, #2206-D Lovingly cared for & upgraded w/privacy & nature all around, this 3/2 +den is warm & inviting. Dockage avail w/gulf access. 3+Den/2 (C6300) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $350,000 Golden Gate Estates, 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home & 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed & more. Very nice property!. 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 Vineyards, 156 Spring Lake Cir Oak Colony; picturesque hamlet of 14 homes. Villa w/many features including plantation shutters, 2car garage, hurricane protection & private back yard. 3/2 (H4367) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $349,000 Stonebridge, 1675 Winding Oaks Way, #202 All Inclusive Golf Comm continues to be one of the most desirable N. Naples CC communities. Spacious 2nd home w/open plan. Views to preserve on cul-de-sac. 3/2 (C6381) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $348,000 Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club 3885 Jasmine Lake Cir Enjoy bundled golf & spectacular lake view from this well maintained former model home. Ready to move in! Turnkey furnished. Heated pool/spa. Gated community. 2+Den/2 (H5373) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $299,000 e Reserve At Estero 9305 La Bianco St Enjoy life in this sunny, bright, open & spacious great room design home perfect for the casual Florida lifestyle in an amenity rich gated community. 2+Den/2 (H5326) Sarah ompson, 398-8333, Darline Hillard, 273-4444 $289,000 Moorings, 3100 Binnacle Dr, #302 Sophisticated updating in this 3rd Port Side Club unit. Lake view from lanai & master. Well managed, nancially stable assoc. Pvt Mooring Bch Club included. 2/2 (C6200) Lynn H. Fulton, 293-3125 $288,000 Forest Glen, 3896 Forest Glen Blvd, #101 Previous Model! Professionally decorated rst oor unit overlooking the 6th fairway being oered Turnkey Furnished! A True Must See!. 3/2 (C7042) Matthew Klinowski, 370-0892 $269,500 Worthington, 13120 Southampton Dr Villa shows like a model. Includes long lake views & perfect southern exposure, large lanai, Jasmine water garden, quiet & serene, newer A/C. 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A tradition beginsA tree lights up at Bayfront, and more fun events. C31,33 Ooh, la la!Restaurant reviewer Karen Feldman likes everything at Caf Normandie. C35 Dickens done right Theater critic Nancy Stetson likes what she sees at the Sugden. C8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 643-3445 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Inside BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ ING CROSBY. JOHNNY MATHIS. THE RAY Conniff Singers. Some performers you just naturally associate with Christmas because their holiday songs are classics. Add husband-and-wife superstars Vince Gill and Amy Grant to the list. Mr. Gill is hard pressed to say just how many Christmas albums the two have recorded, both individually and with other artists. Amys had such a great history of recording Christmas music, he says. Shes done a lot more recording of it than I have. She absolutely adores and loves this time of year, and she loves the music. Hes not exaggerating.Superstar couple sings holiday favoritesSEE VINCE, C4 KRISTEN BARLOWE / COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOVince Gill and Amy GrantArt in the Park, Naples oldest outdoor art festival continues its 54th season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, along Park Street to the west of The von Liebig Art Center. Sponsored by the Naples Art Association on the first Saturday of the month November through April, the festival showcases work by artist members of the association. Potter and ceramics teacher Donna Torrance, the featured artist for December, will conduct demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the wheel-throwing exhibitions, Ms. Torrance will supply bowls created by local students and potters for Art in the Park visitors to paint for the Naples Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank (an Empty Bowls event at FGCU takes place this Friday, Dec. 3; the fifth annual Naples event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in Cambier Park).Get your fill of art by locals in the park I C B SEE PARK, C5 V INCE&Y AMSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDonna Torrance Oohlala!

PAGE 57 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Its a sad dating reality that many relationships end in heartache. If youre not getting married, then youre probably splitting up. Sometimes youre the one doing the breaking, and sometimes youre on the receiving end. It evens out over the long haul, which means theres no reason to drag your mother into it. Amit and I dated for almost a year. He was smart and handsome, had a thing for hip-hop and a way with a spreadsheet. His mother was meddlesome, displeased with her youngest sons dating choice (Amits older brother had just wedded an Indian girl from a good family in an arranged marriage). Despite his mother, Amit and I slogged through our relationship. He was funny funnier than me, he said and could talk sports scores and current events. That we didnt share the same background, that my Florida crackerness did not match up with his Indian Diaspora, never seemed to matter. We ate in Haitian restaurants and visited Little Havana, and when a man selling Barack Obama condoms on the street in Vegas pitched us with, Interracial couples love these, I glowed to think what a modern pair we were. But even modern couples dont always Letters from an angry mother ArtisHENDERSON make it. Amit and I had limited chemistry, not enough of the magic it takes for romance to work. He must have known this on some level, but it was me who did the breaking. The split was messy, and it was sad and difficult to put things right afterward. So we parted ways, destined to be one of those couples that do not remain friends. I still think of him sometimes, but mostly Ive shelved that period of my life. What a surprise, then, to discover an e-mail in my inbox this morning. From his mother. I hope you never have peace, she wrote, and may happiness ALWAYS avoid you and I hope you rot in hell for what you did to my son. A fist formed tight in my gut and I raised my hand to my throat, the way I do when I hear bad news, when something terrible has happened. I imagined the worst, an unexpected death, a suicide. I fretted about whom to contact. Who could tell me what had happened? In my search, I found Amits phone number in a document that had escaped the post-breakup purge. As I dialed, I briefly wondered who would answer and what I would say, but there was no time for hesitation. Someone answered on the second ring. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSIm fine, he said. He sounded perplexed, surprised to hear from me. Why? Did someone say something? Suddenly, I felt silly. There I was calling him in the early morning hours, a year since we had last spoken, asking if he was okay. He was calm. Brusque, even. I was the fool. As I hung up the phone, I thought of his mother, protecting her son with threats and curses. I was glad to be out from under her spell. ...may happiness ALWAYS avoid you and I hope you rot in hell for what you did to my son... This is Amit, he said. I held the phone for a second, not sure what to do now that he was on the line. Are you all right? I asked finally. m istr y e s f or k n o wn h o d i d u t f s s o u m y d a t r ge who y but S omeB A t hou g he r so n gl ad to b T h is is Amit, he s ai d I h e ld th e phone for a secon d not sure w h at to d o n o w that he wa s o n th e l ine. Are y ou a ll ri gh t? I as k e d f inally


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 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 Nature-Themed Holiday Gifts Save 10% OFF your purchase of $20 or more at the Nature Store through December 23, 2010 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road(off Collier Blvd. 1 mile South of US 41)(239) 417-6310 www.rookerybay.orgTrudy Labell Fine Art Gallery holds its second annual Contemporary Jewelry Show from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Wishing Well Foundation. Beginning her 34th year as a contemporary art dealer, Ms. Labell is a founding member and vice president of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association. Originally based in Boston, she and her husband Mel have created a mustsee gallery for Neapolitan residents and visitors interested in fine contemporary art in the Bigham Galleria at 2425 Tamiami Trail N.Given that such venerable institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago now showcase both fine art jewelry and costume departments within their museums, Ms. Labell believes the addition of carefully selected pieces of jewelry by fine artisans make a fine addition to her gallery. Representing 12 artisans, this years Contemporary Jewelry Show features necklaces, earrings, pins, rings and bracelets, some of them airy wisps of gold or silver and others starkly contemporary statements in a variety of materials.Firmly committed to giving back to this community, the Labells will donate 20 percent of all jewelry sales during the show to the Wishing Well Foundation, which serves children who have lifethreatening illnesses. Contemporary jewelry shines at galleryBY PEG LONSTRETH____________________Special To Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSSterling silver or gold-plated cuffs, by Tana Acton; $150$395.Three sliders on a coil necklace, by Marraccini Designs; $695.

PAGE 59 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Ms. Grants 1983 A Christmas Album went platinum. In 1992, her Home for Christmas reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Top Holiday Albums and Top Contemporary Christian charts. Her third Christmas album, A Christmas to Remember recorded with the Patrick Williams Orchestra, was certified gold and made No. 3 on Top Holiday Albums and No. 1 on the Top Contemporary Christian chart in 1999. She also recorded Animals Christmas with Art Garfunkel in 1986 and also has two Christmas compilation albums under her belt as well. Mr. Gill has made his own substantial contribution to the holiday musical lexicon, with albums including Let There Be Peace On Earth in 1993 and Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection recorded with the Patrick Williams Orchestra in 1998. In 2000, he released Tis the Season, recorded with Olivia Newton-John and the London Symphony Orchestra and distributed by Hallmark Cards. He also has a compilation Christmas CD: Vince Gill Christmas Collection. A number of holiday TV specials are also in the prolific performers repertoire. Thats basically how we met, doing Christmas shows, Mr. Gill says. I was doing a TV special in with Chet Atkins, Michael McDonald and Amy (as my guests.) Thats the first time we spent any time together. I immediately felt as if Id made a lifelong friend. After the special, Ms. Grant was headed to Nashville to do a benefit for the symphony there, so Mr. Gill joined her for several performances at The Grand Ol Opry. Our whole relationship begins with Christmas music, so it has a really soft spot in both of our hearts, he says. Once we got married, we went out and did Christmas tours. Amy would do one every year, if she could, he adds.Still deciding what to singThis year, the two kick off The Twelve Days of Christmas, their 11-city, 12-night Christmas tour, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota and bring the show to Fort Myers for a Friday, Dec. 10, date at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. (The tour concludes back in Nashville with two nights at the Ryman Auditorium.) I tell Mr. Gill that the Mann Hall recently hosted The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, with 18 attractive precision dancers and a living nativity complete with two camels, four sheep and a donkey, and jokingly ask him: Howre you gonna top that? His response is equally tongue-incheek. I can out-dance them all, he boasts. And Im already a jackass, no problem there. Plus, he says, Im bringing my bride. She can trump them all. On previous Christmas tours, the couple performed with a symphony, but with the current economy, doing so now is not just very smart from a financial standpoint, Mr. Gill says. We loved touring with them, but its an awful lot of people to put in motel rooms. This year, theyll do what they did two years ago and travel with a band, or 12 of us, including a horn section. It has orchestral leanings, but were finding other ways to make it sound big and lush and beautiful. With just a band, it has almost a homey-er feel. Its a little more intimate. Its interesting. When the symphony plays, you have a tendency to be a little more reverent in the way you sit and listen. This is a little more relaxed. They havent picked which songs theyll perform yet. We try to pick the songs that work best for the band that weve put together, he says. We want to have it be light, have it be serious, have it say all the things you want to say. I follow Amys lead in this setting; shes so good at this, it really suits her. His daughter from his first marriage, Jenny Gill, tours with them as a backup singer. Theres a lot of family, a lot of love on that stage, Mr. Gill says. Its really a sweet night. Theyll most likely include A Christmas Song, O Holy Night and a couple of Ms. Grants compositions, Tennessee Christmas and Breath of Heaven (Marys Song). Thats one of the most popular songs she wrote, he says of the latter. That is usually the show stopper. The two have written some Christmas songs together, including Baby, Its Christmas, a romantic, jazzy tune. Its fun but very difficult to write Christmas songs, he says. You sit down and start writing about jingle bells and mistletoe, you think its so lame, he admits. So you tend to run to the staples, (like) Ill Be Home for Christmas. People love familiarity this time of year They can sing along. So many were written in that great romantic era, with really great melodies, great chord changes. It was such a great era for music, that Big Band sound. Ill Be Home for Christmas was written during World War II. Theres a real sadness to it when you know it was about that era, when men and women were apart. I think its a time of year to just be still, he says reflectively. And then, like a true bluegrass artist, he adds, I prefer sad songs. The sadder the better, for me. He wrote, It Wont Be the Same This Year, about Christmas after his older brother died. That was a difficult time, but an easy song to write for my brother, he says. I knew Christmas (after he died) would be different than any other Christmas we had. Its not a typical Christmas song, because it recognizes how the holidays can be bittersweet when were mourning the loss of someone we love. Its not always about warm and fuzzy and presents and all that, he says. Theres a real tenderness to this time of year. Opposites attractMr. Gill says he and Ms. Grant are uncertain whether theyll perform any of their non-holiday hits and there are plenty to choose from. Mr. Gill has 19 Grammys and almost as many Country Music Association Awards 18. Ms. Grant has won six Grammys and 26 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Mr. Gill reasons that fans can hear normal songs when the couple tours throughout the rest of the year. This is a Christmas show, he says. People shouldnt come wanting to hear Baby Baby and Liza Jane. One year, he recalls, they toured and sang each others songs. You just want to show people a good time and not sing the same 11 songs every time you show up, he says. He and his wife are very different musically, he says. I like tempos slow, and shes quite the opposite. Id say, Can we do this slower? and shed say, Can I do this quicker? When asked if he has a favorite Christmas song, he pauses to think. I like singing O Holy Night, he says. Its very grand, and its orchestral, and your voice gets to soar. I enjoy singing that more than anything. It seems the most reverent. No matter what Christmas songs they choose to perform, theyll put their own sound on all of them. Maybe the song has been done 8,000 times already. Do it in a way that speaks to you, he says. No matter what you do, youre trying to be musical, communicate, do something someone will respond to, something thats honest of you, something thats real. VINCE From page 1JIM McGUIRE / COURTESY PHOTOVince Gill will perform with his wife Amy Grant at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. >> The Twelve Days of Christmas with Vince Gill and Amy Grant >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $49.75-$95 >> Info: 481-4849 or in the know We try to pick the songs that work best for the band that weve put together ... I follow Amys lead in this setting; shes so good at this, it really suits her. Vince Gill


WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY IfOnlyYourOffice HadThisMuchFun.4TonyAwardand15DramaDesknominationsincludingBESTMUSICAL!,call(800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS HILARIOUS!TheNewYorkPost FrommultipleGrammyAward-winningsongwriterDollyPartoncomes 9To5:TheMusical,aproductionbasedonthehitmovieaboutthreeofficeworkers whoarejustasteponthebossmansladderandtheirplantogetevenwiththe egotistical,lyingandhypocriticalbigot.Whentheirplanspinswildlyoutofcontrolthe situationbecomeshilariousandthelaughterisnon-stop.ThebookisbyPatriciaResnick (co-writeroftheoriginalscreenplay)andtheshowfeaturestheblockbustertitlesong plusajubilantnewscorethatmixesBroadwayandpopwithDollysirresistiblestyle.Monday-Thursday,December27-30,8p.m. Saturday,January1,8p.m. Sunday,January2,7p.m. MATINEES:Saturday-Sunday,January1-2,2p.m. Startingat$89 Richard Rosen of Rosen Gallery & Studios in North Naples invites area artists to network, critique, share ideas and encourage one another at ArtistSalon from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the gallery in North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd. RSVP for the artists-only event by calling 821-1061 or e-mailing Admission is free. Salon-style evening for artists onlyPARKFrom page C1In addition to Ms. Torrances hand-built pottery pieces, visitors toArt in the Park will also find everything from jewelry and silk scarves to classic watercolor paintings. For music enthusiasts, the 4 Tall Guys Barber Shop Quartet will perform from 1-3 p.m. Art in the Park is sponsored by Steve Stolz/Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Florida Weekly and Happenings A&E magazine. Admission is free. For more information, call The von Liebig Art Center at 262-6517 or visit www. COURTESY PHOTO A few bowls by potter Donna Torrance.

PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater The Fantasticks By TheatreZone at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples through Dec. 12. (888) 966-3352 or Dickens A Christmas Carol By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 19. 263-7990 or Gaslight By Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 19. 332-4488 or Dead Mans Cell Phone By Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers, Dec. 3-5, 9-11 and 16-18. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracyorg. Holly Jolly Christmas At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www. The Nutcracker By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre in Fort Myers on select dates Dec. 3-21. Buffet included. 278-4422 or The Andrews Brothers At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www. Symphony Brahms Pastoral The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical 2: Brahms Pastoral at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3. 597-1900 or The Music of Pink Floyd By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Dec. 7. 597-1900 or Thursday, Dec. 2 Got Jewels? Marissa Collections hosts a seasonal appearance by Peter Ciesla with Bazyli Jewelry today through Saturday. 687-1148 or Piano Concert The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a FourHand Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building. Free. 590-7209. Friday, Dec. 3 First Friday Mercato presents a holiday show with the Ocean Reef Band, the Naples Sundancers, a snow show and fun throughout the center from 6-9 p.m. www.mercatoshops. com. Redneck Tenors The 3 Redneck Tenors bring their Christmas Spec-TacYule-Ar to the Phil at 6 and 8:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. 597-1900 or New Plays The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents An Evening of New Plays at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10. 239-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Marco History What did Marco Island look like before development? Find out at a lecture at 5 p.m. at Everglades Community Church. 695-2905. Saturday, Dec. 4 Soggy Doggies Pups of all persuasions are invited to take the plunge in the pool at River Park Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. A $10 donation will benefit the new Naples Dog Park and the new River Park aquatic center. 213-3035. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association holds Art in the Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Park Street. See story page C1. Crafts Galore Do some artful holiday shopping in historic Everglades City at an arts and crafts sale from 10 a.m.2 p.m. in McLeod Park. 695-2905. Cruise Control Mercato hosts a Holiday Car Cruise from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tesh Tunes In celebration of its silver anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, presents Grammy-nominated TV personality and radio show host John Tesh in a holiday concert. 598-6644. Mob Scene Gulf Coast Town Center presents Chicago Mob in a free concert under the stars from 7-9 p.m. 2670783 or Sunday, Dec. 5 Laugh, Stretch, Breathe A class in Laughter Yoga begins at 9 a.m. at Bija Yoga, 1250 Tamiami Trail N. 404-6306. Accessories Count Find out about Accessorizing for the Holidays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marilyns European Shoes & Accessories, 331 Fifth Ave. S. 2064460 or Strike Up the Band The Naples Concert Band performs a free holiday program at 2 p.m. in the Cambier Park band shell. 263-9521 or Making Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Monday, Dec. 6 Chamber Music Classic Chamber Concerts presents Baroque and Romantic Strings at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. $45 (students half price). 263-7990 or Film Mixer Mix, mingle, intellectualize and screen 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, Dec. 7 Marco Art The Art League Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for the Outdoor Artists Exhibit: Documenting Beauty & Change from 5:30-7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Dec. 27. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or Jewelry Trunk Show Marissa Collections holds an Irene Neuwirth jewelry show today and Wednesday. 687-1148 or Holiday Fest The city of Bonita Springs annual Holiday in the Park runs from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Enjoy a snow slide, a visit from Santa and a host of winter activities. Free admission; bring lawn chairs and blankets. 949-6262 or Holiday Procession The Naples Christmas Parade steps out from Broad Avenue at 6 p.m., winding its way through town and ending at Eighth Avenue South and Eighth Street South. 213-7120. Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of The Orange Thief (in Italian with English subtitles) at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. $5. For future films, visit www.italianculturalsociety. com. Guitar Hero Naples native Chase Padgett performs Guitars at 7 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. $25 per person. The show will be repeated at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. 263-7990 for reservations. Klezmers and More The Jewish Federation of Collier County holds its Chanukah celebration beginning at 5:45 p.m. at Mercato. Entertainment includes the Naples Klezmer Revival Band. 4032204 or BONITA SPRINGSNAPLESThe Holidays shouldnt be the only time to enjoy the Lights...www.LightingFirst.usGreat Selection, Great Prices available at: COURTESY PHOTOHometown guitar hero Chase Padgett performs Guitars at 7 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. One guy and one guitar make for an amazing evening of entertainment. $25 per person. The show will be repeated at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Call 263-7990 for reservations.


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COUPON MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF VISIT.VISIT ONE OF OUR 3 GREAT LOCATIONS WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOClassic Chamber Concerts presents a program of Baroque and Romantic Strings by the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra with the Jasper String Quartet, above, and Catherine Ian on harpsichord at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Sugden Community Theatre. $45 (students half price). 263-7990, 434-8505 or Wednesday, Dec. 8 Guided Stroll The Naples Historic District Walking Tour, a 2-hour guided tour through the streets and back alleys of Old Naples, starts at Palm Cottage at 10 a.m. Reservations required. 2618164 or Jewelry Show and Sale Designer David Yurman visits Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops from 2-4 p.m., with all sales benefiting the American Cancer Society. Bling It On The womens a cappella quartet Bling performs holiday songs at 6:30 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Cultural Parkway. Free. 252-7542. Upcoming events Ladies Afternoon Janina Birtolo presents Conversations with History: Remember the Ladies at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. This one-woman original play follows the life of Abigail Adams during the American Revolution. 252-7542. Step Aboard The Holiday Boat Parade at The Village on Venetian Bay sets sail at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Bring a toy for donation to the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee Holiday Gift Shop. 403-2204. Holiday Sounds St. Pauls Episcopal Church hosts a family Christmas concert with Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. The church is at 3901 Davis Blvd. $20. 643-0197. Naples Piano Quartet The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Around the World in 80 Minutes with the Naples Piano Quartet at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $30$35. 495-8989 or Sacred Sounds The 75-voice combined choirs of Ave Maria University present a program of sacred choral music to celebrate the Christmas season at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive $15. 304-7032 or 280-2485. Improv on Marco Naples City Improv takes its brand of spontaneous comedy to the home of The Marco Players for shows at 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 in the Marco Island Town Center. $20. 642-7270 or Sit with Santa The Jolly Old Soul will greet visitors in The Norris Garden at Palm Cottage from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9-11. No reservations required. 261-8164 or Perfect Harmony The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus performs art 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at The Norris Center. $15. 213-3049. Holiday Tunes A holiday concert and sing-a-long with young musical talents from Hope School of Music takes place from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Miromar Outlets. A Toast to Fashion Signatures at Mercato hosts a champagne reception from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11. 254-5800. Holiday Stroll Enjoy holiday entertainment, photos with Santa and more fun from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Mercato. A holiday fashion show takes place at 5 p.m. 403-2204 or Dancing Horses The Southwest Florida Dressage Association hosts a schooling show from 8:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lee Civic Center on Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. Pet Pics Bring your pet to For Footed Friends for a photo with Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11. $5 for a professional holiday photo of you and your pet will benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida. 13020 Livingston Road. 431-7661. Holiday Concert The Naples Orchestra and Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Golden Gate High School. 641-9801. Boats on Parade The Marine Industries Association of Collier Countys 21st annual Holiday Boat Parade is set for 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11 in Naples Bay. The theme is Holiday Rock n Roll. Free, but donations are welcome for the Ricky King Fund. 682-0900 or Cluster Pluckin Also known as The Neapolitan Opry, this evening featuring 10 bands playing acoustic music from blues to bluegrass starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Seasonal Treasures The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents a program of sacred and popular seasonal music at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. 597-1900 or www. It Takes Two Repun Tango hosts its Naples milonga from 8-11 p.m. Dec. 11 at 1673 Pine Ridge Road. $15 includes class, milonga and refreshments. 738-4184 or Send calendar listings to events@


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. >> Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol >> When: through Dec. 19 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >> Cost: $35 ($10 for students with I.D.) >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know Sheesh! Does Charles Dickens know how to tug on heartstrings or what?The man plucks at emotions like an old jazzman hunched over an upright bass.In A Christmas Carol, Mr. Dickens not only gives us a story of astounding repentance, but throws in a cute little boy as well whos irrepressibly good-natured, despite the fact that hes handicapped and expected to die during childhood. A Christmas Carol is as seasonal a staple as The Nutcracker. In the years since its initial incarnation as Mr. Dickens printed novel, the story has been retold by multitudes, from Scrooge McDuck to Barbie to the Muppets. This year, The Naples Players take a turn. Their production at the Sugden Community Theatre is both familiar and fresh. Adapted by novelist John Jakes (The Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South trilogy), its a clever piece of theater. According to Mr. Jakes comments in the program, Mr. Dickens delivered lectures that were part readings, part performance. The man loved to act. He was an ardent amateur actor, and a very gifted one, according to contemporary accounts, Mr. Jakes writes. Later in life, theatricals staged in his home, or in a theater rented for the evening, featured the author in leading roles; they were one of his favorite entertainments The most popular reading he offered was the beloved story from which this play is adapted. So it seems natural to give him a role, letting him create the story before your eyes. The play is initially presented as another of Mr. Dickens lectures, but soon after he begins his tale, the curtain rises and we see a tableau of the scene hes describing. Then the people come to life before our eyes. Mark Vanagas is totally convincing as Mr. Dickens, reciting passages from the novel, watching as various scenes take place and even taking part in the story from time to time, whether its joining a group of street carolers or portraying a harsh school teacher. Hes both narrator and participant. Its always entertaining to see Mr. Vanagas on stage at the Sugden, as he possesses the ability to totally disappear into every role. Bob Garnett plays Scrooge as a character not to hate but one to pity. All scowling bluster when around others, hes simply scared when hes alone and absolutely comical when hiding under his bedcovers.Some scary stuff A Christmas Carol is, of course, a cautionary tale, but I hadnt realized how much it is also a horror show until this production. Scrooge is visited by four ghosts: his former business partner, Marley (Jeff Weiss), wrapped in chains; the Ghost of Christmas Past, (Jenna Canfield), a kind of fairy sprite; the Ghost of Christmas Present (Dino Moretti), a larger-than-life Santa Claus who towers over everyone; and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Paul LoPresti), a looming, menacing figure with skeletal limbs who might be the Grim Reaper. (Some of these figures may be too scary for young children.) The spirits walk through walls and are very magical, though intimidating. Every so often, everyone freezes, creating a tableau while Mr. Dickens interjects. Costume designers Dot Auchmoody and Mr. Vanagas have outdone themselves with the ghosts and with the Victorian outfits for the rest of the cast. And Mr. Vanagas looks exactly like Mr. Dickens. The only misstep seems to be in Mr. Morettis outfit when hes a charitable gentleman (many of this cast of 36 play multiple characters.) Dressed in a green overcoat and light brown top hat and sporting a short, flipped-up red beard, he looks so much like an overgrown leprechaun I wouldnt have been surprised if he started talking in a brogue about rainbows and a pot of gold. (That certainly would have gotten Scrooges attention.)To mention just a fewThere are so many outstanding portrayals in this show, its difficult to name them all. But David Goguen does a great job as Bob Cratchit, and Jack Weld is outstanding as Scrooges nephew, Fred, who continues to invite Scrooge to Christmas dinner at his house, despite his continual refusals. Both men are friendly and affable, but totally believable. Mr. Dickens was an expert at creating quirky characters, and Sepp Ronay and Beverly Canell portray Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig as if they just stepped out of the pages of the novel. And the trio of performers who ransack Scrooges home Harry McCartney, Patti Caroli and Lisa Federico almost steal the show. This is a quick-paced production, with a cast of millions, it seems sometimes. (This is great for a community theater, because it allows many adults and children an opportunity to act in a show.) On occasion, especially in the beginning, the stage seems a little too crowded with people, and some scenes work better than others. But co-directors Dallas Dunnagan and Anne Rosemond have given us a Christmas Carol that is new and meaningful. While I wouldnt consider it a musical, the show does contain various Christmas songs in natural settings, such as people caroling in the street. Charles Fornara is the vocal arranger and coach. And theres a dance scene at the Fezziwigs that was choreographed by Dawn Lebrecht Fornara. The set must have been a challenge for Matt Flynn, as it has to do multiple duty for a variety of scenes, both indoor and outdoor, all within a short period of time. Props are minimal, and a city passageway creatively turns into a fireplace for an indoor scene. Mr. Dickens can get a little over-thetop, and I confess that when the Ghost of Christmas Present starts preaching about Ignorance and Want and shows Scrooge two pathetic children dressed in rags (with lighting that suggests theyre imprisoned), I did roll my eyes a little. But Mr. Dickens and The Naples Players know how to nudge the heart. And in giving us this version of A Christmas Carol, theyve given the community an early Christmas present we can thoroughly enjoy. Heres A Christmas Carol that tugs the heartstrings just right NancySTETSON ARTS COMMENTARY COURTESY PHOTOMark Vanagas, center, as Charles Dickens; Bob Garnett as Scrooge, holding Joe Aguilera as Tiny Tim; and David Goguen as Bob Cratchit, surrounded by Londoners in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 C9 GIVING The Immokalee Foundations Nov. 12 Charity Classic has officially been declared a success. The event was similar to prior years fundraisers in that it included an evening dinner dance and silent and live auction for 400 guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, as well as the pro-am golf tournament at Bay Colony with 24 fivesomes that included a world-famous golf pro on each team. The combined events raised a recordbreaking $1.5 million in revenue for the foundations educational programs for Immokalee children. A fundraising twist came during the second half of the dinner dance when guests had the opportunity to spend big dollars and get nothing in return nothing that is, except some very specific opportunities to change a childs life for the better. We invited everyone to be dreammakers for Immokalee children during what we called the Fund-A-Dream opportunity, and Wow! did they respond, says Louise Penta, chair of the 2010 Charity Classic and a foundation board member. Peoples generosity was no surprise: Earlier in the evening the silent and live auctions raised $100,000, with winnings including a flying adventure on a Phantom F4 fighter aircraft and a private tour of Jay Lenos garage stocked with pricey and priceless automobiles. Yet asking guests to raise paddles indicating a donation of up to $32,500 (to send five children to college) all for the satisfaction of helping children seemed, well, like a calculated risk, according to Ms. Penta. We werent sure what to expect. But when fellow board member Don Gunther announced to the crowd that we had raised more than $200,000 after the second FundA-Dream opportunity, I knew for sure the kids would win big, she adds. Altogether, Fund-A-Dream raised more than $550,000 with 100 percent going directly to Immokalee children. The pro-am raised more than $500,000, placing it among the most successful charity golf events in Southwest Florida. So what enticed guests to be so generous during Fund-A-Dream, and how will kids benefit?The first Fund-A-Dream opportunity raised more than $100,000 for 168 children to participate in the Immokalee Readers program, a partnership between the public schools and The Immokalee Foundation. The four-day-aweek program provides 50 teenage tutors for 200 children in the youngest grades. It also funds a summer reading program.Almost $200,000 was raised for the second Fund-A-Dream item, Baccalaureate Bound, which will send 30 children to a Florida state college for four years. A state match enables every $6,500 donation to cover a students full tuition.The third Fund-A-Dream was for two-year vocational scholarships, and guests came through again, raising more than $200,000 for 103 students to learn marketable skills and give them the opportunity for promising careers.I went to vocational school myself and have a soft spot for kids who dont go to college, Dick Stonesifer, foundation board member and co-host during Fund-A-Dream, told guests that evening. The final Fund-A-Dream will give Immokalee children experiences most kids take for granted, such as going to a movie or a baseball game or taking an educational trip. Thanks to a plethora of paddle-raisers, $65,000 was raised for children to attend summer camp, take local field trips, go on a class trip to Washington, D.C., or the Kennedy Space Center or participate on newly formed sports teams. These experiences may open doors for a future senator or president or an astronaut or pro ball player, Mr. Gunther said. We think the skys the limit if we give kids a chance at new, positive experiences. Ms. Penta gave an important nod to Charity Classic sponsors as the dreammakers behind both events. None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, and we are extremely grateful for their participation, she noted. Sponsors included: The Johnson Meland GroupMorgan Stanley Smith Barney, presenting sponsor; Fifth Third Bank, founding sponsor; GE Foundation, corporate matching sponsor; Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples, gold sponsors; Naples Illustrated, corporate media sponsor; and Bessemer Trust, BNY Mellon and Northern Trust Bank, corporate sponsors. John Costigan is chairman of the board for The Immokalee Foundation. To learn more about making dreams come true for Immokalee children through donations or mentoring, call 430-9122 or visit www. Classic raises $1.5 million for The Immokalee Foundation to help make dreams come trueCOURTESY PHOTOGuests raise their bid paddles for The Immokalee Foundation. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 C11 Bringout theBest thisHoliday Season BestPumpkin CoffeeCakeUnwrapaWhole,NewHolidayTradition$24.99wholecakeGetonetoserve,andonetogive. RemembertopickupGiftCards! FortMyers: CypressLakeDr.&ReflectionsPkwy. 239-590-9994 Naples: ImmokaleeRd.@Airport 239-593-9499 CapeCoral: SantaBarbaraBlvd.nearVeteransPkwy. 239-458-8700 www.jasonsdeli.comTangled (Voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy) Trapped in a tower her entire life by her evil mother (Ms. Murphy), longhaired Rapunzel (Ms. Moore) escapes after a thief (Mr. Levi) promises to take her to see a special starry night. Great animation, imagination, songs and humor make this an instant classic thats very deserving to be the 50th animated film released by Disney. Rated PG.Love And Other Drugs (Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt) Womanizer and successful pharmaceutical sales rep Jamie (Mr. Gyllenhaal) meets his match in Maggie (Ms. Hathaway), a smart, free-spirited artist who challenges him for the better. The shift from lighthearted to serious is a bit abrupt, but strong performances from the leads and a tender (albeit conventional) ending make it a moving, effective drama. Rated R.The Next Three Days (Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde) Believing his wife (Ms. Banks) has wrongfully been given a life sentence for murder, loyal husband John (Mr. Crowe) devises an elaborate escape plan to get her out. Writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash) nicely keeps things within the realm of plausibility, and Mr. Crowe plays John with such admirable conviction we cant help but root for him. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............Youve likely heard the expression between a rock and a hard place, but youve probably never thought about it the way it happens in Hours. Or maybe you have: The film is based on the real experiences of outdoorsman and survival guide Aron Ralston, here played with Oscar-worthy grit and smarts by James Franco. In April 2003, after hanging out with two fellow outdoor-loving females (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) while canyoneering in middle-of-nowhere Utah, Aron falls down a crevice. A boulder pins his arm against a rock wall, and because the girls are gone and he didnt tell anyone where he was going, he has little hope of rescue. Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) smartly shows off the vast beauty of the desert and keeps an uptempo, product-placement heavy pace in the first third of the movie. Although things slow down after Aron is trapped, thats not to say it gets boring; on the contrary, its fascinating to see Aron logically think through his options and try to keep his cool. Mr. Boyles movies tend to have a vivid, immediate quality to them, and the heightened sounds (such as swallowing water), quick cuts and close-ups help emphasize the importance of every decision Aron makes. Mr. Franco does a great job of using Arons knowledge, instincts and intelligence to stay alive. We go inside Arons mind as he distracts himself from the reality of the situation by thinking of family and loved ones, and he also sadly says goodbye to his parents via a video camera. These moments are alternately touching, funny and sad, and Mr. Franco is so engaging that we easily lose ourselves in Aron and his predicament. When he figures out how to free himself, be prepared for five of the most brutal, tough-to-watch but exhilarating minutes you will ever see. In fact, enough people have fainted during this sequence that we can safely call it the fainting five; in full disclosure, it made me nauseous and I broke into a cold sweat. It was the nerve that got me. Youll know what I mean. Some movies that are so powerful, vivid and impactful that seeing them once is more than enough. The Passion of the Christ and The Pianist were excellent dramas, but watching them takes such an emotional toll its difficult to find the desire to see them again. Now we can add Hours to that list, and it may be the best of the bunch. When Hours ends, youll feel like a weight has been lifted from your chest. Its intense, suspenseful and exhausting to watch, and its only 94 minutes. Even better, it leaves you asking your companions, What would you do? The truth is its an impossible question to answer. Unless youre Aron Ralston. 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 Hours Is it worth $10? Yes >> Aron Ralston has been back to the canyon numerous times, including one special trip to spread the ashes of his cremated hand. in the know danHUDAK


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 A&E C13 FLORIDA WRITERS In Glyniss blood-stained car is a collection of rare artifacts and a note that signals a wish for Fayes help. Lex could be a suspect, except that his body soon turns up in the Matanzas River with his throat cut open. The detective assigned to the case feels that Fayes expertise can aid the investigation, especially with regard to the artifacts. Faye, however, is so advanced in her pregnancy that the physical strains of her initial assignment are complicated by the stress of the murder mystery, the disappearance of Glynis and the discovery of buried childrens toys from the 1920s. When an an eerie feeling that Dunkirk Manor is haunted, she senses Allyces uneasy, forlorn spirit. Faye, who has befriended local historians, learns that Raymond betrayed Allyce by having an affair with Lilibeth Campbell, a member of the Hollywood set that populated St. Augustine in the 1920s. Lilibeth ended up murdered. While the present murder and missing person investigations proceed, Faye spends any spare time translating the priests journal. Her former professor, Magda, who is working on Fayes staff, helps with the translation. This evocative narrative, sections of which are alternated with the present action, is as fascinating in its own way as the primary plot. It sketches the conflict of European forces for control over North America, the friendship with and betrayal of the Timucua Indians by Spanish expeditionary forces and the corruption of the clergy. Strangers turns thriller in its later chapters, and the gradually unfolding plot leads to an astounding outcome, consequent upon an unexpected motive cleverly disguised until late in the game. In populating and detailing her three intersecting story lines the 1560s, the 1920s and the present Gainesville author Ms. Evans builds a cast of fascinating characters. These include Fayes husband (a contemporary take on the noble savage concept), Detective Overstreet, Father Domingo, Fayes friend and colleague Magda, the manors owners (past and present) and an old man named Victor who as a child had been close to the Dunkirk family and whose shaky memory holds important clues. Strangers, a generous feast of history and mystery, is a splendid addition to a first-rate sleuthing series. Read more about author Mary Anna Evans at Continued from page C12 f e s r m a n rk h e fo r forces o f th e St t hrill ters, u nf o to a co m an c l e v l at e I d e in l i n 1 9 M c c include Fa y


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 C15 on Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center(just off 5th Ave. South)Sponsored By Naples Art Association presents OUR 54th SEASON Potters Wheel Demonstration byDONNA TORRANCE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 FREE ADMISSION TM Children's author N.D. Wilson has teamed up with the Volunteer USA Foundation to launch the Behind the Cupboard Door writing contest for young readers throughout Southwest Florida. Students in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties (grades 4-7) are invited to participate in the contest aimed at promoting the joy of reading and imagination. Students are asked to write a poem or short story to the theme of Behind the Cupboard Door. For me, the cupboard doors are about discovering the magic of this world, the magic hidden in things that weve always seen but never noticed. And, of course, once we see that magic, it can take us anywhere, said Mr. Wilson, the author of the Cupboards book series. Contest winners, accompanied by their parents, will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, to kickoff Volunteer USAs 11th Celebration of Reading event on Feb. 11. Celebration is an annual event hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush and his family to support successful family literacy programs in the southeast. The students will be Mr. Wilsons guests of honor at the celebration breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the entertaining author and read their winning submissions to the crowd. Fifteen winners will be announced to schools and on Volunteer USAs website at on Jan. 27, as part of Floridas Celebrate Literacy Week. We know children love reading books filled with adventure, delightful characters all sprinkled with a bit of charm and smirk. All they need to do now is create their own unique world behind a cupboard door, said Liza McFadden, president of Volunteer USA. I know we have so many imaginative writers out there who would love the chance to meet the incomparable N.D. Wilson in person and this is their chance. Contest guidelines Students in grades 4-7 from the Florida counties/school districts of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties can participate by entering either a poem or essay. Entries must be based on one of the cupboards left unexplored in Mr. Wilson's series of Cupboards books. Pieces must be able to be read aloud in no more than three minutes. Original, creative stories and poems must be typed and must include a title page wiht the entrant's name, age, county/school district, school and teachers name. Entries not having all of this information will automatically be disqualified. All entries must be electronically sent to or postmarked no later than the Sunday, Jan. 16, and mailed to: Volunteer USA Foundation Attn: COR2011 Writing Contest 516 N. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301 For a complete list of rules, visit www. '100 Cupboards' author has a writing contest for kids


C16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Festival of Lights Daily through Dec 31st, 2010 over ONE MILLION lights and beautiful holiday themed decorations. EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS 10 am-8 pm Mon-Sat/12 Noon-6 pm Sun Spacious Villa Vacation Rentals for visiting family/friends! Daily live entertainment/events visit www. for detailsYOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING VILLAGE! Waterfront Mall Resort & MarinaFishermens VillageDIRECTIONS: Take U.S. 41 South, turn right on Marion Ave. From I-75, take exit 164, turn left on U.S. 17 (Marion Ave) go 3 miles to Fishermens Village e anThe LOWEST JEWELRY & DIAMON D prices in the WORLD! Bracelets Rings Earrings Wedding Bands Watches And so much more!Engagement Rings Anniversary Rings Tennis Bracelets Pendants Stud Earrings MountingsDamond... Jf Gr J Gbtn H B R Gbr FULL SERVICEOn-Site Jewelry Repair Custom Designs by a Master Goldsmith Watch Batteries while you wait!Jewelry Repair Estate JewelryFREE LAYAWAYFOR CHRISTMAS! CASH ON THE SPOTFOR GOLD & DIAMONDS Rubies Sapphires Emeralds Tanzanite Pearls 14 kt. & 18 kt.COME MEET OUR TEAMWeve Never Sold Diamonds & Jewelry At Prices Like This! IMMOKALEE RD.AIRPORT RD. CERTIFIED JEWELERSGREENTREE PLAZASAMS CLUBGREEN TREE PLAZA2314 IMMOKALEE RD, NAPLESCORNER OF AIRPORT ROAD & IMMOKALEE ROAD239-513-0942www.certi A censer sometimes can be found at an antique shop, but the word can be confusing. It has nothing to do with a censor, the person who decides what is acceptable to be published in books or shown on television. A vintage censer is an old container used for burning incense. It can be made of pottery, porcelain, bronze, iron or another material that will not burn. Some censers were used at home. A home censer was heated with glowing charcoal that ignited the incense. The aromatic smoke fumigated clothes and other fabrics and killed insects. But a censer is most often used in a church or temple for religious ceremonies. The earliest censers date back to the second century B.C. Collectors can find censers in several traditional shapes a mountain, a perforated box or cylinder or a bulbous vase. Many are suspended on chains. A Japanese censer with a mark used from 1868 to 1912 was offered for sale at a Leland Little auction this year. The decorations and pale yellow crackled glaze are typical of what collectors call Satsuma ware. The decorative 12-inch-high censer with a pierced lid, handles and feet was valued at $3,000 to $5,000. Q: I bought an album of Victorian calling cards at a flea market. I would like to know more about the history and tradition of calling cards. A: Long before people sent friend requests on Facebook, social contacts were made by leaving a calling card or visiting card at the home of the person you wanted to visit. Visiting cards were first used in China in the 15th century. They were used by French royalty in the 17th century and by the well-to-do in Europe in the early 19th century. Early cards were hand-lettered with just the name and title of the owner, and possibly the days or hours they were at home. Womens cards were slightly larger than mens cards. Special messages could be conveyed by folding down a corner of the card. Folding the top left meant the card was delivered by the person wanting to visit, not by a servant. A top-right fold meant congratulations, a bottom-right sent condolences and bottom-left signaled farewell. Calling cards were popular in the United States during Victorian times and often were collected and pasted into scrapbooks. They were larger than earlier cards and often featured colorful flowers, fancy borders, attached scraps and fringes. If the person who received a card wanted to receive the visitor, he sent his own card back. If the person leaving the card didnt get a card back, it meant the person called on didnt want to see her. (Something like having your friend request ignored on Facebook.)Incense holders hot commodities for collectorsKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 C17 Sunday December 12~ 3:00pmSt. Annes Jubilee Hall Corner 3rd St. & 9th Ave. S., Naples Friday, December 17 ~ 7:30pmNorth Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette Frank Rd. Naples $15 Students $25 Adults $50 Family 4 Pak (2 Adults, 2 Kids) Tickets for Amahl, call: 239.514.SING (7464) Give A Gift of Music this Season! Luciano Marsalli as Amahl Anne Leonardi as the Mother Calvin Lee as King Kaspar Stephen Mumbert as King Melchior Ron Hatley as King Balthazar Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM & Saturday, April 2, 3:00 PMMoorings Presbyterian Church Underwritten by Wells Fargo Advisors AMAHL NIGHT VISITORS AND THE Many thanks our 2010-2011 Corporate & Media SponsorsSaturday, January 15, 7:30 PM & Sunday, January 16, 4:30 PMMiromar Design Center, Estero Black Tie Reception Opening Night Underwritten by Moran Edwards Asset. Mgmt. Grp. of Wells Fargo Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM & Sunday, February 20, 3:00 PMPerforming Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School Underwritten by Moran Edwards Asset. Mgmt. Grp. of Wells Fargo Opera Naples, Inc. 2408 Linwood Avenue, Naples FL 34112 Tickets online at: For personalized priority seating, subscriptions, group sales & Flexpass, call Gary Kelson at 239.514.7464KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Continued from page C16Q: I have a Janssen Organo from the 1930s or s, I think. It has radio tubes for the organ controls, but also plays as a piano without them. I havent been able to find out anything about it. Can you help? A: The Janssen Piano Co. was founded by Webb Janssen in New York City in 1901. The company was bought by C.G. Conn in 1964. It was sold to Charles R. Walter in 1970, and the companys name became Walter Piano Co. Pianos were made with the Janssen name until 1976. The Organo was made in the 1950s. One was offered for sale recently for $350. Q: Can you give us some information on an old horse-drawn ice saw we acquired a few years back? We dont know anything about it, how old it is or what it is worth. It has no markings on it that we can see. It has a wooden case that you can put the saw in when its not in use. The saw is about 65 inches long and 43 inches tall from the floor to the top of the handle. The blades are 11 inches long. A: Ice harvesting was a big industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Blocks of ice were usually cut from local rivers and lakes in January and February when the ice was 10 to 12 inches thick. First the ice was scored with a horse-drawn marking plow, and then it was cut with a horse-drawn ice saw or ice plow like yours. The ice saw has larger teeth than the marking saw. After harvesting, blocks of ice were stored at an ice house and covered with sawdust to keep them cool throughout the rest of the year. Ice harvesting declined with the development of refrigeration and ice-making in the 1920s. You might find a similar ice saw at a tool show or farm auction. Tip: To get a glass stopper out of a decanter or perfume bottle, try pouring a little glycerin around the neck of the bottle. Wait a few hours, then try to remove it. Repeat until the stopper is loose. Glycerin can be found in drugstores. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.COURTESY PHOTOThis 12-inch-high Satsuma censer is decorated with flowers. The pierced lid that allows smoke from burning incense to escape is the clue to identifying its use. h e f or n o n d e d 0 1. in n e d an COURTESYPHOTO


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The Metropolitan Opera presents Guiseppe Verdis Don Carlo live in select movie theaters around the world at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. An encore performance will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Southwest Florida opera aficionados can see the broadcast, part of the opera companys Peabody and Emmy awardwinning series The Met: Live in HD, at Hollywood Stadium-20 in Naples, Hollywood Coconut Point-16 in Estero and the Bell Tower-20 in Fort Myers. Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut with this new production of Verdis profound, beautiful and most ambitious opera. Roberto Alagna leads the cast, which also stars Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova and Simon Keenlyside. Yannick Nzet-Sguin, back after his triumphant debut leading Carmen, conducts. The dark and intense epic combines love, war, politics and religion in Spain at the height of the Inquisition. I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera, Mr. Hytner says. Right through this opera there is, on the one hand, an implacable expression of impending doom and, on the other hand, a succession of the most gloriously open-throated arias, the most fantastically determined music. Expected running time at the theaters is five hours. Up next in The Met: Live in HD is Puccinis La Fanciullo del West, showing in theater at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Expected running time is 3 hours. Tickets range from $18 to $24. For more information, visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 C19 PRESENTS A HOLIDAY MAGIC CONCERT YOUR CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUNDAY, DEC 19 7:30PM Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center 75 Taylor St Punta Gorda $35 Adults $15 Students under 18 (941) 205-9743 Maestro T. Francis Wada MUSIC DIRECTOR/ CONDUCTOR Ida Zecco VOCAL SOLOIST All Your Holiday Favorites and Some new Favorites A Special Visit from Santa Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERARoberto Alagna as Carlo Marina Poplavskaya as ElisabethThe Met goes to the movies with Don Carlo in local theaters


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Red Sox Spring Training tix go on sale Jan. 8Tickets to the Boston Red Sox 2011 Spring Training games go on sale Saturday, Jan. 8. The season includes 17 games at the downtown Fort Myers City of Palms Park. Boston opens the spring season with two college exhibitions on Saturday, Feb. 26: a matinee against the Boston College Eagles followed by a nightcap with the Northeastern University Huskies. The 2011 Grapefruit League season kicks off Sunday, Feb. 27, when the Mayors Cup rival Minnesota Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The Red Sox will host the Twins the following day at City of Palms Park, the second of five total contests between the cross-town foes. Boston will visit the American League East rival New York Yankees on Friday, March 4, in Tampa and will host the club on Monday, March 14. Other division matchups include four contests against the Baltimore Orioles, four versus the Tampa Bay Rays and two with Toronto. On Thursday, March 17, the New York Mets will visit City of Palms Park in a St. Patricks Day match-up. Also in March, the Red Sox will host Atlanta, Philadelphia, Florida, Detroit and St. Louis. The Red Sox have sold out every Grapefruit League game at City of Palms Park since March 16, 2003. The upcoming season marks Bostons 19th at City of Palms Park. New facilities are under construction in Lee County and scheduled to debut in 2012. Prior to the start of the exhibition season, the Red Sox will hold workouts at their Player Development Complex at 4301 Edison Ave. in Fort Myers. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to hold the first workout on Tuesday, Feb. 15, and the first full-squad workout is set for Saturday, Feb. 19. All workouts are open to the public free of charge; shuttle bus transportation from City of Palms Park is $2 per person for a round trip. Make a run for itMake a difference for charity when you put on your running shoes and set out on these treks: 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 The Marco Island 5-Mile Hill Run, described as the toughest course in Southwest Florida, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, from Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 Barfield Drive S. Registration deadline is 3 p.m. Dec. 17. For more information, call 450-5485 or visit WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Men in Black FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 18 Day Roman RenaissanceSail to the Azores, Spain, France & Italy plus 3 nts in Rome! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,699 18 Day Enchanting TransatlanticPt. Canaveral to the Azores, Portugal, Belgium & Holland plus 2 nts Copenhagen! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 16 Day Spring Panama Canal Sail Miami to San Diego with a full Panama Canal transit FREE AIR & BUS! fr. $1,299 19 Day Vegas & The Canal3nts Las Vegas plus Mexico, Costa Rica, full Canal transit, Colombia & Key West!FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 15 Day Classic Transatlantic Sail to the Azores, Lisbon, Seville & Malaga plus 1 nt in Barcelona! FREE AIR & BUS! fr. $1,399 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 MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. 3-Course Dinner FALL SPECIAL $19.10 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Everyday Waterfront Reservations RecommendedSPORTS SHORTS


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C24 WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Leaving from Ave Marias Town Center(Ave Marias Information Center)239.304.1236Please call to make a free reservation.www.AveMaria.comTrolley tour schedule subject to change without notice. Limited seating available. Call for details. Every Tuesday November 9 thru March 22 Operating 11am 2 pm Naples Newest and Best Multi-Dealer Market Place! Shop our HUGE Variety of unique items for that Special Holiday Gift!Shabby Chic & Coastal Cottage Furniture The Help author on the way Tickets are on sale for The League Clubs annual fundraising luncheon that takes place Friday, Feb. 11, at the Naples Grande. Novelist Kathryn Stockett will discuss The Help, her first novel and best-selling book that soon will be a motion picture by Dreamworks.Since 1986 The League Club has contributed more than $2 million through its Community Trust Fund to nonprofit causes in Collier and Lee counties. Membership in the club is open to women who have been or still are active members of a Junior League that is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Luncheon tickets are $150 ($300 for patrons) and can be purchased at www. German American club dinner danceThe German American Club Gemuetlichkeit holds a Christmas Dinner Dance beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Call 774-1582 for reservations. Penn State alum plan holiday to-doThe Penn State Alumni Chapter of Naples will hold a holiday cocktail party from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at The Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. All Penn Staters and friends are welcome. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Dec. 2. Call 597-2681. Hungarian-style holiday serviceThe Hungarian American Club of Naples will hold a Christmas service and luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Lely Presbyterian Church in Naples. Rev. Steve Nagy will officiate. Lunch will be stuffed cabbage and kolbasz. Entertainment will include singing by Victoria Szanto-Smith, poetry by Eva Takacs and traditional Hungarian carols. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Call Frank Dobos at 595-2345 for reservations by Dec. 7. Ave Maria founders plan Christmas galaThe Ave Maria University Naples Founders Club holds its Christmas gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Fr. Johannes Jacobse will present The Birth of Christ and the Rebirth of Culture, an exploration of the miracle of Christmas and its impact on cultures past and present. Fr. Hans is the founder of the American Orthodox Institute as well as the former pastor of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples. Cost is $35 per person, and all are welcome. RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 9, by calling 254-9730 or e-mailing CLUB NOTES


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Call for an appointment by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10: 434-7340, ext. 10. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular 1988 film about high jinks and high living on the Riviera. It revolves around a bet between a suave con man and a punk nickel-and-dime fraudster, who wager over the fortunes of a nave American soap heiress. The show will be directed by Dallas Dunnagan, with Charles Fornara as music director and Dawn Lebrecht Fornara as choreographer. A large singing and dancing cast is needed, including Lawrence Jameson, the older, wiser con artist; Freddy Benson, a young and inexperienced con artist; and Christine Colgate, the heiress vacationing on the French Riviera. Andre Thibault is Lawrences French assistant; Lawrences victims include wealthy socialites Lenore, Sophia and Muriel, who is also Andres love interest; and other heiresses, victims and assorted denizens of the Riviera. Callbacks will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, and rehearsals will begin Jan. 10. Performances are set for March 2-April 2, 2011. Perusal scripts are available, with a $20 deposit, at the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre. The Marco Players will hold 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. Casting callsHeres your chance to star on stage Combine international dance styles with Broadway, pop, tap, country, hip-hop, Latin and a bit of Bollywood, and youll find the styles of music featured in 44 songs in The Nutcracker Goes Pop! As the entire story is told through music, theres even a nod to Tchaikovsky, who wrote the beloved ballet. The KidzAct troupe of The Naples Players reprises the musical revue version of The Nutcracker on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-5, at Golden Gate High School. The kids presented the highly styled production for the first time in 2009; this years version has some new music, choreography and costumes, worked in to ensure that students moving up through the program have new challenges each year. The show features more than 125 children, ages 4 to 18, as KidzAct once again partners with Naples Ballet Theatre and Golden Gate High School. The ballet company, which danced to great applause last year, will perform Snow as the finale to Act I. Soloists and dancers from Golden Gate High School share some spotlight moments in Act II. Megan McCombs directs the production. Choreographers Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, Whitney Bunch, Jessica Walck and Kate Carothers have created delightful, funny and challenging routines for the young performers. Scott Morlock has supplied all original music, and Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is music director for the top two levels. A holiday classic returns with more Pop The Nutcracker Goes Pop!>>What: A holiday production by KidzAct of The Naples Players in collaboration with Naples Ballet Theatre and Golden Gate High School >>When: 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4; 2 p.m. Dec. 5 >>Where: Golden Gate High School >>Cost: $5 for students, $10 for adults; available at the door two hours before show time and also by calling The Naples Players box of ce at 263-7990 >>Info: 263-7990 or in the know COURTESY PHOTOSScenes from the 2009 production of The Nutcracker Goes Pop!


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C28 A&E WEEK OF DEC. 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 10 Neighborhood Locations In Lee & Collier Counties View Our Entire Menu Online @ 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 A fashion show for 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. Dog trainer stars for humane societyThe 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. Zoo gala will help fund giraffe habitatZoobilee 2011, a gala to benefit The Naples Zoo, takes place from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Special guests will be National Geographic Emerging Explorers Dr. Luke Dollar and Dr. Mireya Mayor and herpetologist and licensed Everglades python hunter Shawn Heflick of the National Geographic Channel. Tickets are $250 per person. For tickets or more information, call 262-5409, ext. 135. Robin Givens will address Shelter luncheonActress, author and domestic violence survivor Robin Givens will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children on Friday, Feb. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Arthrex has signed on as the events signature sponsor. Tickets are $300 per person and $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail SAVE THE DATE


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ tradition begins with the Bayfront Tree Lighting 1. Melissa Amburgy, Jacquie Allain and Adrian Byers with Santa 2. Delores and John Sorey with Ginger B. Man (George Wilson Jr.) and Santa (J.W. Webb) 3. Enjoying the festivities 4. Alex and Madison Von Holtz with Santa 5. Doris Reynolds and Lois Bolin 6. Dee and Len Hook, Lavern GaynorDENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 5 6 4 2


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C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY fortmyersfilmfestival WITH HOST ERIC RADDATZEVERY MONDAY NIGHTINTELLECTUALIZATIONIN FORT MYERSMONDAYSThe Fort Myers Film Festivalwww.fortmyersfilmfestival.comFMffThe edge has come to Fort Myers The Fort M yers Film The edge has come to Fort M yersFMffUSE YOURBRAINIT'S THE SMALL THINGS IN LIFETHAT fortmyersfilmfestival F Mff 12.6.2010 CELEBRITY GUESTS T he Labaratory Theater's Annette Trossbach, film editor Char Loomis and ABC's Chad Oliver with performance by Southwest Florida's Got Talent's Spencer Saso & supermodel Kimberly Pruneau Vergina proudly bringsAlan James & FriendsKey members of POWERHOUSE! Every ursday at 9pm VG 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 Motown Traditionally with Melvin Wed, Fri-Mon at 8:30pm Happy Hour 4 -7pm Daily Freshest ala carte menu in NaplesSpecials Nightly Live Jazz with Bob Zottola Trio Tuesdays at 7pm Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Blue Fish Seafood and Sushi Buffet and Hibachi, 5425 Airport Pulling Road; 596-6688 Blue Fish offers Japanese fare in a variety of styles hibachi steakhouse style, traditional cooked fare served at a conventional table or wide-ranging sushi and does a good job all the way around. In recent months, its introduced a buffet as well. It would take many trips to work through the whole menu, but I can recommend the sea king roll (with tempura shrimp, smoked salmon, eel and tobiko) and the volcano roll (a California roll topped with warm seafood and cream cheese), the artfully crafted sashimi platter and the chicken and scallop hibachi dinner. The service was as good as the food. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2009Chops City Grill 8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-4677 Stylish, hip Chops manages to offer something for everyone with a full bar and extensive wine list, aged meats and fresh seafood, classics like New England clam chowder and beef Oscar as well as inventive dishes such as hand-rolled shrimp and beef spring rolls and oysters Chopafeller (clams with crab, andouille sausage, spinach and smoked gouda). The oysters, crab and lobster cakes, entrees of spiced yellow fin tuna and a 10-ounce filet with blackberry-cabernet sauce and a side of butternut squash with brown sugar and almonds made for an outstanding meal. A warm wedge of Grandmas apple pie provided the crowning touch. The staff does a great job of taking care of even the smallest details, making customers feel welcome and pampered. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2010M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 263-4421 The former Maxwells on the Bay is now the sleek and sophisticated M Waterfront Grille. There was no improving upon the view of Naples Bay, which remains a focal point, but the dining room, done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a contemporary, stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cutting-edge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fried goat cheese, escargot with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange miso-glazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Every one is painstakingly prepared and artfully plated. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2008The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748 At this lively gastro pub, tartan-clad servers deliver well-prepared British fare in a room that appears to have been lifted whole out of the U.K. then plunked down in Naples. It offers a broad assortment of beers 25 on tap alone as well as a full bar that includes an impressive range of gins, bourbons, single-malt scotches and wine. The Scottish egg was a tasty concoction of hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs then fried. Spicy pub mustard completed the dish. An order of curry chips crisp fries with red and yellow curry sauces was plenty for two. The fish and chips (made with pollock) were excellent and the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger was large, juicy and delicious with bacon, cheddar and tangy-sweet barbecue sauce. For dessert, we shared a Tipsy Laird: two slices of fried pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Last reviewed November 2009Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. South; 4347258 Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C., political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find suitable options as well. The menu changes regularly so some dishes arent going to be available but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include housemade gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2009 PAST REPASTS fet as well. It would take many trips to work through th e wh ol e m enu b ut I c an r eco mm e nd th e sea k i ng ro ll ( with te mp ura s hri mp smoked sa l mon, ee l an d t obiko) and the volcano roll ( a Ca lif ornia roll to pp ed with warm se afood and cream e f resh c lam a s in v s hri m C ho p s aus a o yst e s pice f il e an b r an of cr o j e w V en e 26 34 Th the s l G rill e the v


French food and the rarified air that customarily surrounds it usually command a serious investment of cash. It could be the cost of the gourmet ingredients that necessitates the hefty price tag, or it could be that people are accustomed to paying dearly for it so many restaurants oblige them. Caf Normandie is a noteworthy exception to this rule.A slim storefront wedged between Design Salon of Naples and the defunct Best of Everything along busy U.S. 41, this little establishment is the domain of owner Benoit Legris, whose personality is as charming as his palate is discerning. The native of Normandy offers a limited but varied French menu and an equally well-honed wine list.The menu is what I like to eat, he said during a stop at our table. I want to be able to taste my food and know that its good. Its the same with the wine.Mr. Legris has managed to create a classic French caf in subtropical Florida in a not-so-comely strip center on a major highway. That is no small feat. Then add in that the food and libations are first rate at prices generally charged at off-thebeaten-path spots. This isnt your typical French restaurant.A smiling server led us right to our table for two when we arrived at the precise time of our reservation. From the aforementioned wine list, we selected a bottle of Sophie Bertin pouilly fume, a golden-hued, fruity white from the Loire Valley that proved a worthy companion to the seafood and duck that were to follow. Our server delivered a lovely ceramic wine chiller with it.Dinner was delightful from start to finish. It began with mussels in Normandie cream sauce ($7.99) and escargots de Bourgogne ($7.99). Both dishes featured impeccably fresh mollusks with sauces that complemented them perfectly. The mussels sat in a pool of delicate shallot cream sauce that was neither too thick or too thin, although there could have been a bit more of it. The snails were tucked into a well-balanced blend of butter, garlic, shallots and parsley. While garlic often overwhelms this type of sauce, Caf Normandies version was just right.The entrees were just as skillfully crafted. Shrimp and sea scallops au gratin ($19.99) consisted of large, flavorful shellfish bathed in a bchamel sauce that had a hint of tomato, topped with Swiss cheese and breadcrumbs then baked until the mixture bubbled and the shrimp and scallops were perfectly done. The duck aux peches ($24.99) was a refreshing variation on duck lorange. The duck was roasted so that the skin was crisp and golden while the flesh remained moist. It came with a slightly spicy peach sauce that seemed a more harmonious accompaniment to the duck than the classic orange sauce, which can be overpowering. A square of scalloped potatoes au gratin worked well with the duck, as did a well-seasoned ratatouille.While the food was wonderful, I suspect the atmosphere of the place added to our enjoyment. No matter that the sun had set. The room maintained its cheery ambience, with its golden yellow walls, tablecloths with yellow and orange patterns, and little shelves along the wall holding what looked liked antique dolls dressed to represent various trades. A glass case in front of the kitchen offered a glimpse at the evenings appetizing dessert offerings: tart tatin, crme brulee and fruit tarts among them. From that display we nabbed the last raspberry tart ($4.50), a perfect specimen consisting of a tender crust, ethereal pastry cream and a layer of fresh raspberries. A warm, whisper-thin crepe Suzette ($4.50) Caf Normandie >> Hours: Lunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m.-close (reservations until 8:30 p.m.), Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: appetizers, $6.99-$12.99; entrees, $18.99-$24.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs or high tops plus two tables out front >> Specialties of the house: Savory petit fours, escargot de Bourgogne, foie gras, boeuf Bourguignon, shrimp and scallops au gratin, duck with peaches, sea bass a la Normande >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.cnnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE 1. Escargot in butter, garlic, parsley and shallots comes in classic snail crockery. 2. Duck with peach sauce, ratatouille and scalloped potatoes au gratin combine to create classic French meal. 3. Sherry cream sauce lends delicate avor to fresh mussels. 4. Simple but elegant, shrimp and sea scallops au gratin is a popular entre at Caf Normandie. karenFELDMAN Savoir faire and savory fare abound at Caf NormandieKAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYA raspberry tart with pastry cream is one of several desserts offered at Caf Normandie. 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. Friday, Dec. 3, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys Off Third: The 12th annual champagne and sparklers tasting will feature more than 18 brands with new wine manager Wayne Walker on hand to help guide guests through the tasting process; $20 (with $10 credit toward the purchase of one of the featured items), 1300 Third St. S.; 262-7999. Saturday, Dec. 4, 8:30-11 a.m., BRIO Tuscan Grille: Santas on hand for breakfast as well as a coloring contest and goodie bags for kids. Guests who bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots will be entered in a drawing for a prize; $10 adults, $7 for children; 5505 Tamiami Trail N.; 593-5319. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Whole Foods: Healthy-eating specialist Robin Murray prepares a hearty creamy cauliflower soup that has no oil or cream and is easy to prepare; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 3-5 p.m., Tonys Off Third: New wine manager Wayne Walker hosts a weekly wine tasting; 1300 Third St. S.; 262-7999. Sunday-Saturday, Dec. 5-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fifth Avenue South: Sample food from three Culinary Concepts restaurants on The Zoo Crawl to help create a new giraffe habitat at the Naples Zoo. The tour goes from Pazzo! Cucina Italiana to Chops City Grill to Yabba Island Grill. Seating is limited and by reservation only; 298-5015. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Foods: Learn how to create decadent chocolate treats to impress holiday guests; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:15 p.m., Roys Bonita Springs: Chef Roy Yamaguchi hosts a private wine dinner as a prelude to the Southwest Florida Food & Wine Fest (which takes place Feb. 25-26); $99, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 South Bay Drive; 498-7697 for reservations. For details about the Northern Trust Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, call 278-3900 or visit Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Taste a variety of pinot noirs, made from the grape thats hardest to grow; $10 (with $5 credit toward purchase that evening), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 9, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Its the final Wine Throwdown of the year, featuring five wine suppliers offering eight wines each, along with appetizers; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, 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, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 40 vendors set up for the North Naples Green Market at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 594-9358. Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bank of Naples: Find artwork, handmade jewelry, crafts, organic produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, collectibles, pet products, home improvement items and more; 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Wednesday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church: Load up on local produce, breads and other baked goods, seafood, Greek specialties, Italian food and sauces, coffee, orchids, soaps and more; 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. Submit listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR a en c0 s had soaked up much of its orange-lemon butter with a hint of Grand Marnier and was delicious. Crepes also can be made with strawberries, almonds and whipped cream, apple, caramel and whipped cream, or Nutella, an addictive chocolate-hazelnut concoction. We took Mr. Legris advice and were happy with the classic version of this oh-so-French dessert. Caf Normandie is a refreshing alternative to the sprawling, chic and often deafening restaurants currently in vogue. Its simplicity is one of its charm. On the night of my visit, the effervescent Mr. Legris moved from table to table, chatting with guests, many of whom appeared to be regulars, but making first-timers feel welcome as well. By the time we left, we felt like we belonged, too. 1. 3. 2. 4. r e 1 E s h 2 a b 3 a Si llo a n d A ra sp be rr y ta rt w it h pa st ry c re am i s on e of h ad s be it a in r r h th d be t s a s n r he h e a a 4 sca No rm a