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BITING INTO MEDICARESDONUTHOLE The full-body scanners that some feared would create snafus at airports over the Thanksgiving holiday never came to pass. Things went pretty much as normal, reports say, with all the inclement weather and crowded check-ins one expects over the holidays. While some of the incredulity about Transportation Security Administration officers viewing travelers in the nude seems to have fizzled out, or accepted in the name of safety, the TSA is moving quickly ahead with installing many more body scanners. There arent any scanners with the advanced imaging technology at Southwest Florida airports yet, but the TSA has about 420 of them in 70 airports around the country, said spokesperson Jon Allen. Those include airports in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Jacksonville. Its certainly something they could encounter on a return trip, Mr. Allen said. When they get ready to fly back home, theyre going to fly through Atlanta and there are several of the advanced imaging technology machines there. Its something passengers are increasingly likely to encounter as they travel around the nation. There are plans for another 30 by the end of the year, and 500 throughout airports nationwide by the end of 2011. The images they produce look like a chalk-etching, according to the TSAs website, and include other measures to hide the passengers identity. And the images are immediately deleted after being viewed.Travel with increased security expected to go smoothlyALTER LIVES IN FORT MYERS AND IS a testament to the powers of good medical care. He is nearing 80 but looks to be a good 15 years younger. He works 20 hours a week and is a ready and willing volunteer for worthy causes. His weight is good; he does not smoke and rarely drinks alcohol. Still, Walter has had his health problems including heart ailments but he takes good care of himself and generally follows his doctors orders. Walters health r egime includes an array of prescription medications. He can afford these medications because he is enr olled in Medicares Part D prescription drug program, BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Ive seen cases where people hit the donut hole and think: Well, Im not going to eat so I can afford my medications, or Im going to eat and be without my medications. Literally, some make the choice between food and medication. Pam Fico, SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a division of the Florida Department of Elder AffairsSEE TSA, A9 SEE DONUT HOLE, A8 TSA.GOVFull-body scanners have caused a great deal of controversy but not delays. -------BY BILL CORNWELL bco rnw ell@oridaweekly s w h erepeop l e BYBILLCORNWELL I ve seen ca hl ----------------W ROGER WILLIAMS A4 OPINION A6 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS OF THE WEEK A29 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C34-37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 11 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2010 A silver celebrationThe Ritz-Carlton, Naples, turns 25. B1 A cottage ChristmasA formal affair at Palm Cottage, and more seasonal soirees around town. C34-37 Ho! Ho! Boo!Here come some scary Santas. C1 By land or by seaNeapolitans love a holiday parade. A12


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 those of you gathering among us during the winter months, or even for a winter week or two, let the rest of us welcome you. Below, I offer three events that will give you not just a taste, but a full draught of the southwest coast one in Collier, one in Lee and one in Charlotte County. Consider this my contribution to the Chamber of Commerce. Miss these, and you might as well go back to Ohio or New Jersey or Canada or Pennsylv ania or Germany, now. But first, a few words about your stay. We welcome you to our sunshine and our beaches, to our golf courses and marinas, to our fresh gulf shrimp and our fresh produce and our relative quiet. This is not, after all, Miami-Fort Lauderdale or Orlando or God knows where. This is a much, much better place. We hope you spend copious amounts of Northern money here, or any other kind Euros, for example. We love Euros. Please convert them to dollars at the nearest bank, as soon as possible. A lot of them. We hope you buy a house and stay in a hotel and eat in our restaurants. Actually, we prefer it if you buy two or three houses, or reserve an entire wing of rooms at the hotel or motel of your choice, or order two entrees every time you have the inclination to order one in our restaurants. Want to rent a car? Wed like that. Wed like it better if youd rent the entire fleet. Want to go to the symphony or see The Nutcracker or catch the jazz band? Good. Stretch out. Order a whole row of seats. Share some with your friends. In particular, we hope you like beaches. Because no matter where you go in Southwest Florida, youre paying for them. We charge you bed taxes for the privilege, although we try not to talk about that too much when youre around. But arent they nice? If youve never read Mark Twains novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, you may do so to understand the bed tax. Pay close attention to the scene in which Tom talks his friends into giving him all their wealth for the privilege of white-washing a fence he is duty bound to care for, himself. In our case, we charge you 4 percent or so thats going up before long, by the way, you can count on it so you can restore our beaches and we can then go sit on them when youre not here, or even when you are. Just so you know, in Collier County you also spent $2 million this year advertising to yourself thats what the official county marketers, known as the Tourist Development Council, skimmed from the beach renourishment fund, which you kept amply supplied with those bed taxes. And in Lee County, we hope you like baseball. A lot. Because youre going to buy us a baseball stadium for the Boston Red Sox thats right, another one. The team will occupy it for about 30 days a year (the first stadium will probably sit empty), and pay a bed tax of their own while theyre here doing it. Cost to you: $80 million or so over time. Dont worry, well probably end up having to pay some of that for you, especially if the price goes up to $100 million for the stadium, but we wont hold it against you. Not too much. Besides, we can always raise the bed tax on you some more. There is an option: in Charlotte County you can do baseball and beaches on the cheap. Here, beaches arent overdeveloped or excessively marketed because there arent very many of them. And the price of baseball? Well, it aint no $80 million, as some of us say. Nosireebob. Instead, its about $7 or $8 a ticket to watch the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Yes, you read that right. Somebody named a baseball team, minor league, after a major league shellfish. Some of us are just like that. But is naming a baseball team after a shellfish any more ridiculous than naming one after some red socks? We hope you like our stone crab claws, by the way, because you cant get any better claws anywhere in the world. When you order some, order some more. And more and more. This is the holiday season, after all. And to make it a perfect season, we recommend these events. Not each of them, all of them. If possible, more than one. Again, we welcome you. And happy holidays.Naples Botanical Garden Winter SolsticeAn extraordinary night walk lit by hundreds of torches, with holiday drinks and snacks, music and a bonfire, along with a torchlight garden tour. When: Dec. 16-18 and Dec. 26-30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $9.95 adults, $4.95 for children ages 4 to 14. Info: 643-7275 or Research Centers Winter Solstice Full Moon Cruise, Captiva An extraordinary night cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick, with music by the celebrated flautist Kat Epple. Includes wine, appetizers, cash bar and narratives about the night sky and solstice. When: Dec. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $65 person. Reservations: 472-5300.Punta Gorda Isles Christmas Light Canal TourAn extraordinary night tour of the luminous whimsy displayed in private, waterfront homes celebrating Christmas along the canals, on a boat guided by the Nav-A-Gators Capt. Dennis Kirk. When: Dec. 16-23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each night. Bring your own food and drinks. Cost: $14.95 per person. Info: (941) 627-3474. COMMENTARY What we have to say to snowbirds and visitors rogerWILLIAMS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 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 Critical negotiations are under way in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming. This is the first major meeting since the failed Copenhagen summit last year, and it is happening at the end of the hottest decade on record. While the stakes are high, expectations are low, and, as we have just learned with the release of classified diplomatic cables from WikiLeaks, the United States, the largest polluter in the history of the planet, is engaged in what one journalist here called a very, very dirty business. Dirty business, indeed. In Copenhagen last year, President Barack Obama swept into town and sequestered a select, invite-only group of nations to hammer out what became known as The Copenhagen Accord. It outlined a plan for nations to make a public pledge to reduce carbon emissions, and to submit to some kind of verification process. In addition, wealthy, developed nations would, under the accord, pay billions of dollars to help poor, developing nations adapt to climate change and to pursue green-energy economies as they develop. That might sound nice, but the accord was designed, in effect, to supplant the Kyoto Protocol, a legally binding global treaty that more than 190 countries have signed. The United States, notably, has never signed Kyoto.The WikiLeaks cables help explain what happened. One of the most outspoken critics of developed countries in the lead up to Copenhagen, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives, a nation of small islands in the Indian Ocean, ultimately signed on to the Copenhagen Accord. A secret U.S. State Department memo leaked via WikiLeaks, dated Feb. 10, 2010, summarized the consultations of the newly appointed Maldive ambassador to the U.S., Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed. The memo reports that the ambassador said, when meeting with U.S. deputy special envoy for climate change Jonathan Pershing, MALDIVES would like to see that small countries, like MALDIVES, that are at the forefront of the climate debate, receive tangible assistance from the larger economies. Other nations would then come to realize that there are advantages to be gained by compliance. He asked for $50 million, for projects to protect the Maldives from rising sea levels. Pershing appears in a related memo, dated a week after the Maldives memo, regarding a meeting he had with Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner for climate action, who played a key role in Copenhagen, as she does in Cancun. According to the memo, Hedegaard suggested the AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) countries could be our best allies given their need for financing. Another memo from Feb. 17, 2010, reported, HEDEGAARD responded that we will need to work around unhelpful countries such as Venezuela or Bolivia. That was from a meeting with deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs Michael Froman. The memo went on, Froman agreed that we will need to neutralize, co-opt or marginalize these and others such as Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador. The message is clear: Play along with the U.S., and the aid will flow. Oppose, and be punished. Here in Cancun, I asked Jonathan Pershing and the lead U.S. negotiator, special envoy for climate change Todd Stern, about the memos, and whether the U.S. role amounted to bribery or democracy. Stern wouldnt comment on the WikiLeaks cables, and said nations cant ... ask for ... climate assistance and then ... turn around and accuse us of bribery. I followed up by asking about countries that had U.S. aid money for climate stripped, like Ecuador and Bolivia, for opposing the Copenhagen Accord. He and Pershing ignored the question. Pablo Solon, Bolivias ambassador to the United Nations, did have an answer. He said the facts speak for themselves: One thing that I can say for sure is they cut aid to Bolivia and to Ecuador. That is a fact. And they said it very clearly: Were going to cut it, because you dont support the Copenhagen Accord. And that is blackmail. Solon is not optimistic about what can come from the Cancun negotiations. He told me: The current pledges on the table will raise up the temperature by four degrees Celsius [7.2 degrees Fahrenheit]. That is catastrophic for human life and for Mother Earth. 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.Cancun, climate change and WikileaksThis is the miracle of the modern world: In advanced economies, real income per capita is at least 16 times what it was about 200 years ago. We take this for granted. It is as natural as a grande latte macchiato, or Dish TV. But its one of the most astonishing and consequential facts ever. In 1800 the average human consumed and expected her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren to go on consuming a mere $3 a day, Deirdre N. McCloskey writes in her dazzling new book, Bourgeois Dignity. The only people much better off than $3 or so up to 1800 were lords or bishops or some few of the merchants. It had been this way for all of history. With her $3 a day, the average denizen of the earth got a few pounds of potatoes, a little milk, an occasional scrap of meat. In short, almost all the world was Bangladesh. Then, everything changed. What happened? McCloskeys answer is that it wasnt foreign trade (too small), it wasnt imperialism (it didnt enrich the imperial countries), it wasnt the establishment of property rights (they had existed before) and it wasnt the Protestant work ethic (hard work wasnt new). It was simply a new attitude toward wealth and its creation. McCloskey calls it the Bourgeois Revaluation. It afforded the shopkeeper the dignity that he had always been denied because he wasnt a manorial lord, a cavalry officer or a priest. Europe became, in the words of the economist Joseph Schumpeter, a business-respecting civilization. The combination of liberty and dignity for the bourgeoisie sparked the modern revolution that we wrongly, in McCloskeys view, attribute to capitalism. The word is inapt, she argues, because the mere accumulation of capital is beside the point. The kings of Spain collected lots of gold from the New World, and no economic miracle ensued. Its innovation thats the thing, entrepreneurial alertness, the ceaseless drive for the new, the better, the cheaper. This offers cold comfort at a time of 9.6 percent unemployment. It suggests, though, that the basic recipe for economic success is simple, if not necessarily easy celebrate, reward and create the conditions for innovation. Unfortunately, we have a president of the United States who has been a member his entire adult life of what McCloskey borrowing from Samuel Taylor Coleridge calls the clerisy. These are the intellectualoids who never lost their instinctual scorn for commercial activity. Unfortunately, special interests will always pursue anti-innovation trade and regulatory policies to protect their fiefdoms. Unfortunately, its easier to prop up whats old rather than foster whats new. A few years ago, the Federal Reserve handed out billions upon billions of dollars to practically every large, established firm in America. The flip side to bourgeois dignity is governmental humility. Near the end of her tour de force, McCloskey quotes the great economist Frederic Bastiat: Nothing is more senseless than to base so many expectations on the state, that is, to assume the existence of collective wisdom and foresight after taking for granted the existence of individual imbecility and improvidence. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Innovation is the thing amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 The U.S. Postal Service reported its 2010 financial results, showing a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.The recent recession, continuing economic pressures and migration of mail to electronic media had a significant adverse impact on mail volumes and operating revenues. Despite rigorous initiatives that eliminated 75 million work hours and drove productivity to record highs in 2010, the losses mounted.Over the last two years, the Postal Service realized more than $9 billion in cost savings, primarily by eliminating about 105,000 full-time equivalent positions more than any other organization, anywhere, said Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett. We will continue our relentless efforts to innovate and improve efficiency. However, the need for changes to legislation, regulations and labor contracts has never been more obvious. First-Class Mail volume continues to decline, with year-over-year declines of 6.6 percent in 2010, 8.6 percent in 2009, and 4.8 percent in 2008. This trend is particularly disturbing as FirstClass Mail, the most profitable product, generates more than half of total revenue. Volume for Standard Mail showed improvement during the year, reflecting some signs of economic recovery in late 2010, but, in total, was flat in 2010, compared to 2009. Postal service ends year with $8.5 billion lossThe severe cold weather is creating an urgent need for blankets and warm coats, jackets, etc., for residents of St. Matthews House, Naples shelter for the homeless, and the Friendship House in Immokalee. Donations can be dropped off at the main shelter, 2001 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples; Friendship House, 602 W. Main St., Immokalee; the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce office, 1102 N. Collier Blvd.; Keller Williams Realtors, 713 Bald Eagle Drive on Marco Island; or at IberiaBank, 605 Bald Eagle Drive, also on Marco. St. Matthews House also operates thrift stores in Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs, all of which will welcome donations of coldweather clothing and blankets. Locations are: Naples 1115 Airport Road S.; 774-3315 Bonita Springs 25091 Bernwood Drive; 495-0159 Immokalee 630 W. Main St.; 657-5663 Call 774-3315 to arrange pick-up of items for donation. Coats, blankets needed for St. Matthews HouseWhile retail spending was strong this November, consumers are feeling the pain of a weak employment picture and increased financial troubles. Americans are showing signs of waning confidence, increased stress and reluctance to spend more in December than a year ago, according to the Consumer Reports Index December report. The Consumer Reports Retail Index showed that the Past 30-Day Retail Index for December, reflective of November activity, was 12.4, up from both the prior month (10.9) and one year ago (11.2). But with just two weeks left to go in the holiday shopping season, the Consumer Reports Index offers some troubling signs for retailers. The Next 30-Day Retail Index for December (reflecting planned December activity) is down slightly (11.8) versus a year ago (12.2). This was led by the soft performance of planned purchasing of personal electronics relative to last year (27.8 percent versus 32.9 percent, respectively). Despite all the talk and media attention about positive economic growth, consumers are telling us that they are not seeing or, more importantly, not feeling the difference, said Ed Farrell, a director of the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The consumer may not be confident enough to continue spending through the holiday season. It may require deep discounting from retailers to get consumers back to the store in the final weeks of December. After five straight months of improvement, the Consumer Reports Trouble Tracker Index points to an increase in consumer financial difficulties (e.g. missed major bills, job loss, loss of health-care coverage) and is up this month to 52.7 from 49.3 the prior month, but well below one year ago (62.0). The Consumer Reports Employment Index is down in December to 49.2 from 50.3 in November, and is on par with one year ago (48.9), bringing to a halt three months of modest gains. Decembers Employment Index is indicative of an economy shedding more jobs than it is creating. In the past 30 days, the proportion of Americans that have lost their job has increased to 7.4 percent from 4.9 percent a month earlier. Past 30-day job losses are at their highest level since June (8.6 percent). The Consumer Reports Index report, available at www.ConsumerReports. org, comprises five key indices: the Sentiment Index, the Trouble Tracker Index, the Stress Index, the Retail Index and the Employment Index. Worried consumers might make reluctant shoppers SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY ackets n ts s n off Ibe o n 7


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 which also means that he has a supplemental insurance policy, purchased separately from a private insurer, which helps with the cost of prescriptions. But a few months back, Walter (whose identity is cloaked for privacy reasons) was shocked when he went to get refills of an antidepressant and a cholesterol-reducing drug. Usually a 90-day supply of the cholesterollowering agent alone was about $100. But when Walter arrived at his pharmacy, he discovered the cost was more than 10 times that amount this time around. The reason? Walter had encountered the dreaded donut hole (or coverage gap) of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Put simply, the donut hole is the place you enter when you and your private insurance carrier have paid out a predetermined amount for prescribed drugs within a year. When that amount is reached, you then become personally responsible for the full amount of your medications. Walter is far from destitute, but like most of us he has felt the sting of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and he balked at the high price of his medications. Without consulting his doctor, Walter quit the antidepressant, which he was taking at an extremely high dosage, per his physicians instructions. There are many prescription drugs that should not be discontinued without the guidance of a physician, and Walters antidepressant Prestiq is one of them. Within days of discontinuing the medicine, he entered severe withdrawal, characterized by profuse sweating, disorientation and hallucinations. He could not work for nearly two weeks and was bed-ridden for a good portion of that time. Walter recovered and is back to his vigorous self, but his case illustrates a powerful point about Medicares Part D prescription drug problem: It is at best confusing and at worst dangerously complicated. And, most of all, the donut hole is not a place you want to be. Those who think they finally understand what the Part D program is all about should be aware that things are changing mostly for the better, as it turns out in 2011. For many Americans above the age of 65, the fine line between well-being and debilitation or worse, is often walked with the aid of prescription medications. But a lack of understanding about the Part D prescription drug program or insufficient funds to deal with a journey into the donut hole can lead to withering consequences.Inside the holeIve seen cases where people hit the donut hole and think: Well, Im not going to eat so I can afford my medications or Im going to eat and be without my medications. Says Pam Fico of SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs that is affiliated with the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. Literally, some make the choice between food and medication. We are nearing the end of Medicares annual enrollment period. This is when Medicare recipients make their choices for supplemental drug insurance coverage for 2011. The selection of a Medicare-approved plan must be made by Dec. 31. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 took effect in 2006. Part D was controversial from the get-go and was widely lampooned by detractors as an enormously expensive gift from the federal government to the drug and insurance industries, with a bit of good for Medicare enrollees thrown in on the side. Among other things, the legislation prevented the government from negotiating prices for medications with the pharmaceutical giants. As a result, critics complained that Medicare recipients pay 80 percent more for their drugs than they would if the government negotiated the prices, as it does for the Veterans Administration, for example. It is expected that Part D will lead to an additional $139 billion in profits to the drug industry by 2014. Part D likewise spawned an entirely new and highly profitable line of supplemental policies that could be offered by insurers. Still, there was no denying that prior to Part Ds enactment, there was no Medicare drug coverage at all. The Part D plan this year, as in previous years, covered up to just over $2,800 in drug expenses. When that amount is reached, Medicare recipients are on the hook for 100 percent of their medications until they reach just over $4,500, when catastrophic coverage kicks in. Things change next year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, which is President Obamas controversial health care initiative that was signed into law last March. This law seeks to address the donut hole conundrum in a number of ways. Next year, the health care reform bill begins to phase out the donut hole, says Stan Grigiski, a Medicare expert with the Medical Claims Service of Southwest Florida.Out of the holeAs Mr. Grigiski points out, the donut hole remains, but, beginning next year, it starts to shrink, which is welcomed news to Medicare recipients. In 2011, those with a Medicare prescription drug plan will pay a deductible of $310 for their drug costs. After that deductible is satisfied, recipients will make copayments for their medications (copayment amounts vary from insurer to insurer) which are coupled with payments from the insurer. Once that amount reaches $2,840 in 2011, the donut hole is engaged. But the donut hole will not be so onerous next year. Instead of paying the full cost of their medications (as they have in the past), Medicare users will pay 50 percent of the price of name-brand drugs and 93 percent for generics. (Medicare intends to phase in additional discounts for brand names and generics down the road.) When an out-of-pocket total of $4,550 is reached, catastrophic coverage begins. At this point, the coverage gap ends, and the enrollees drug plan will pay most of the costs for covered medication for the rest of the year, with the person insured being responsible for a small copayment. Additionally, the health care reform legislation affords some relief for those who incurred expenses this year while they were in the donut hole. Those who fell into the coverage gap are due $250 rebate checks from Medicare for monies spent during 2010. The rebates are tax free. Checks began going out in June and will be mailed monthly throughout the rest of the year, as enrollees enter the coverage gap.A whole lot of confusionEven with changes and improvements, the Part D program remains a dizzying welter of options and choices, according to Ms. Fico, who adds that many elders put off making a decision about their drug coverage until the last minute. Dont do that, she advises. Take some time, do some research in advance. It is complicated and confusing, says Mr. Grigiski. Before you do anything, talk to someone who is familiar (with the supplemental plans). Mr. Grigiski says it is generally a good idea to stick with established companies that have a track record in Part D coverage. Most of our Medicare clients are with bigger companies, and we dont see major a lot of major problems, he says. Plans vary from state-to-state, and there are more than 30 available for Florida residents. The total number of plans offered nationwide has been reduced under new guidelines that were aimed at doing away with those that had very low enrollments or were duplicative. If your plan has been eliminated, you will automatically be assigned another unless you choose a new one yourself before December 31. If all Part D beneficiaries remain with the plan they had in 2010, the average monthly premium nationwide would be just under $41, according to US News and World Report. Look for better options and dont remain with your plan simply for the sake of convenience, experts say. You might find a bargain by shopping around. Compare premiums and copayment requirements. Also, study carefully what drugs are covered by individual plans. This list of drugs is called the formulary, and no one should assume that their drugs are automatically covered by an insurers formulary no matter how basic or commonplace that medication might be. Moreover, a plans formulary can change from year to year. What was covered this year may not be covered next year. Waiting until the last minute to sign up for Part D can be costly. Enroll when you turn 65 or when you lose your job-based health coverage. If you go 63 days or more without prescription drug coverage of any kind and then decide to enroll in Part D, you will pay a penalty. The longer you wait to enroll, the stiffer the penalty. The reason for this (late-enrollment) fee is to keep people from waiting until they are sick to get the coverage, says Ms. Fico. I like to compare it to driving a car without insurance. You can go along and everythings fine and then you have a bad accident and suddenly you need insurance. You need to get the insurance before you have that accident. As with most things, knowledge is key. Ms. Fico says SHINE, which charges no fee for a consultation, welcomes inquiries from anyone who wants information about Part D. If you are having trouble, its a good idea to call SHINE first and get things ironed out at the beginning, she says. We have counselors who can help. To contact SHINE, Ms. Fico suggests calling the Elder Help Line at 800-633-5337 for a referral. If you are computer-savvy, the Medicare website is a marvelous resource, she says. (That website is She also highly recommends calling Medicare directly at 800-633-4227. As the enrollment period draws to a close, she says Medicares phone lines are staffed 24/7. The best time to call is early in the morning or late at night or on the weekends, she says. Firms like Mr. Grigiskis company Medical Claims Service of Southwest Florida in Cape Coral also offer counseling and advice on Medicare matters, but they charge a fee. Ms. Fico and Mr. Grigiski both caution that scam artists abound in the area of Medicare. Be careful about anything you receive in the mail, says Ms. Fico. You might get something that looks like it comes directly from Medicare, but that doesnt mean it really does come from Medicare. One con that is popular at the moment involves swindlers who are using the donut hole rebate as a way to pry personal information out of unwitting Medicare enrollees. There are no forms to fill out, warns the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Medicare will automatically send a check thats made out to you. You dont need to provide any personal information like your Medicare, Social Security or bank account numbers to get a rebate check. Dont give your personal information to anyone who calls about the $250 rebate check. The government insists that Part D will continue to be streamlined, simplified and improved and that next year marks the beginning of the process. We shall see, but at least the donut hole is now a tad smaller and slightly less scary. Thats a start. 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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 239-343-6950 or visit up family at airport Order pastry & cheesetray Help save a childs lifeGet tablecloth at dry cleanersSend holiday cards NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Most people do not pray; they only beg. George Bernard ShawWhen the news came that the Naples Planning Board had approved changes to the Olde Naples Building at 1148 Third St. S. that would return the last remaining historic building in the city to its historical grandeur, my first thought was, Who says prayer doesnt work? The adoration of old buildings is not a new concept, except perhaps here in Naples. In 1887, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Mr. Morris sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings in Victorian England by preventing unnecessary or insensitive repairs and additions to aging and ancient structures. In a parallel universe across the pond, concern for preservation in America came to the forefront of the countrys consciousness around 1853, when George Washingtons great-great nephew failed in repeated attempts to get the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia to save his uncles home, Mount Vernon, in Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. Ann Pamela Cunningham, founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, mounted a national campaign and garnered support from the countrys leading people, both in influence and intellect, and by 1860 the MVLA had raised the necessary awareness and funds to save our first national treasure from ruin. This was the birth of the preservation movement in America. We owe Mrs. Cunningham a debt of thanks for not just saving this historic home, but also for serving as a model for later initiatives, such as the 1920s effort to preserve Colonial Williamsburg, sponsored by John Rockefeller. Her influence was also seen in 1961, when the oldest house in Newburgh, N.Y., the Hasbrouck House, which was the longest-serving headquarters of George Washington during the Revolutionary War, became the first property to be designated a national landmark by any U.S. state simply for historic reasons. The significance of this national treasure (other than the fact that Mr. Washington slept there) is that it was where he rejected the appeal to establish an American monarchy; and where he created the first Badge of Military Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart; and where, on April 19, 1783, he issued the cessation of hostilities that formally ended the Revolutionary War. Gradually, our country began to see the importance of its historic treasures. In 1949, The National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded to revitalize Americas communities as well as to protect the irreplaceable places that tell Americas story. With the help of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, historic buildings that preserve our national heritage were united with those places that tell Americas story.The Naples movementFor years, many locals have been watching with great interest the last remaining historic commercial structure in Naples, which was built in 1921 by Ed Crayton. The Naples Company Building, as it was originally called, has withstood the test of time (and hurricanes) for some 89 years and has served as many things, among them: community center, movie theater, real estate office, drug store, courthouse, doctors office, bus station, jewelry store, Presbyterian church, Catholic church, Methodist church, barber shop, high school carnival and graduation hall, tap dance studio, photography studio, yacht supply house, library and, of course, a wine and cheese shop. This building, in this place, embodies much about the character and identify of Naples. One reason preservation of a communitys character and identity is deemed so important is that it is often associated with economic value. A plethora of data validates this fact. But there is another value, one that is often hard to quantify, and this is simple that it is good for the communitys soul.Stewards of history Last month we received a Thanksgiving present when the Wynn family showed their commitment to this place we call home by integrating local history into the remodeling of Sunshine Ace Hardware. Now the new owners of The Old Naples Building, Naples residents Anne and Charles Camalier III, have presented an early holiday gift. These stewards, who are well known as history lovers and for renovating historic buildings, have laboriously and lovingly taken on the costly task of taking the beloved commercial structure down to its authentic core in preparation for its honorable restoration. In the eyes of many, this is nothing less than heroic especially for those who have been praying so hard. A gift to the community BY LOIS BOLINSpecial to Florida WeeklyRestoration and preservation of the Olde Naples BuildingCOURTESY PHOTO In front of the Olde Naples Buiiding Jackie Sloan, Mary Prince Lipstake, Jon Kikk, Lavern Gaynor and Sue Smith

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Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with a contintental breakfast. Bicycle rides will set out as follows: 7 a.m., 100-mile ride 8 a.m., 62-mile ride 8:30 a.m., 30-mile ride 9 a.m., 20-mile ride 10 a.m., 10-mile ride A catered brunch buffet for all registrants will follow the ride. All children riding will receive for a special prize for completing their ride. Registration fees are as follows: Before Jan. 18: $55 for new or renewing NPC members and ride; $35 for existing NPC members; $40 for non-NPC members. After Jan. 18: $60 for new or renewing NPC members and ride; $40 for existing NPC members; $45 for non-NPC members. One child 10 years and younger rides free with each paid parent/guardian. Additional children under 14 are $10 each. Checks made payable to Naples Pathways Coalition can be mailed to 300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, Box #464, Naples, FL 34102. Online registration is available at www. For more information, including route maps, go to ACE Group Classic tickets and golf book availableTickets are on sale now for the 2011 ACE Group Classic, the annual Champions Tour coming Feb. 14-20 to The Quarry. Also on sale is the Ultimate Golf Experience Book for 2011. Through December, anyone buying two golf books will receive two vouchers for free golf at participating courses. The vouchers have no date restrictions and cover green and cart fees. The offer is limited to the first 250 buyers. In addition, all December golf book buyers are eligible to win a free round of golf at all 39 participating golf courses. The holiday offer is only available online at or by calling 593-3900. The Ultimate Golf Experience Book has been revamped and has a new price. It includes one weeklong grounds pass to The ACE Group Classic (a $60 value) and discounted golf at 39 of the top Southwest Florida golf courses. New for this year, 25 golf courses are offering unlimited number of discounted rounds to golf book purchasers. The golf book is limited to one player per book and date restrictions apply. The 2011 version adds 16 new courses to last years book. The tournament will continue to offer public hospitality tickets at the Zig Zag Lounge on the 18th green. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $100 per day and include an open bar and food buffet. Individual weeklong grounds passes are $50 ($60 at the gate). Daily tickets, valid any one day Wednesday-Sunday, are $25 in advance and $30 at the tournament entrance. Kids 17 and under are admitted free all week with a ticketed adult. Each ticket offer can be purchased at or by calling 593-3900. The Ultimate Golf Experience Books are on sale at area businesses. Red Sox Spring Training tickets 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. Harlem Globetrotters coming in MarchTickets are available now for the Harlem Globetrotters performance Sunday afternoon, March 6, at Germain Arena. The legendary team celebrates its 85th consecutive season with the 2011 Times the Fun World Tour. Tickets start at $15 and are available online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000. The Germain Arean box office also has tickets. The North American leg of the Globetrotters world tour will tip-off on Dec. 26 and run through mid-April, with more than 270 games in more than 220 cities in 45 states and six Canadian provinces. Make a run for itMake a difference for charity when you put on your running shoes and set out on these treks: 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 The Naples Half Marathon 2011 takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The USATF-certified course begins on Fifth Avenue South and returns to Cambier Park. Pursuant to USATF rules, inline skates, baby joggers or strollers and bicycle support are not allowed on the course. There is a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes, due to course closure restrictions. For more information, call 262-5653 or 434-9786 or e-mail COURTESY PHOTOThe Boston Red Sox team recently provided a day of service at Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. Sixteen Red Sox employees and coaches spent the day preparing meals for the hungry in Lee County, serving lunch, stocking shelves and assisting customers in CCMIs Everyday Marketplace and tutoring children in the Community Montessori Preschool. Major League Baseball recently named the Boston Red Sox the recipient of the inaugural Commissioners Award for Philanthropic Excellence. CCMI is the umbrella agency for the Soup Kitchen and Customer Choice Food Pantries, Meals on Wheels, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. 17,


It Only Looks Expensive 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Roys Restaurant in Naples hosted the Education Foundation of Collier Countys 2011 Men of Distinction along with more than 40 Men of Distinction alumni for lunch earlier this month. Selected in recognition of their extensive philanthropic service for the betterment of the Collier County community, the 2011 Men of Distinction are: Jeffrey Ahren, Rick Borman, Raymond Earnest Carroll, Don Gunther, Alan Horton, Edward Kant, Dick Munro, Ned Sachs, Dr. George L. Schrenk and John Sorey III. The Education Foundation will honor the men at the 10th annual Men of Distinction awards celebration dinner from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets for $125 can be purchased by calling 643-4755 or visiting Event sponsors include: PNC Wealth Management, The Journals, The ACE Group Classic and Pinnacle Vodka. All proceeds from the awards celebration support Take Stock in Children and the work of the Education Foundation. Take Stock is the mentoring and scholarship program of the foundation that provides deserving students an opportunity to fulfill their potential and attend college. Students commit to remain drugand crime-free, maintain good grades and meet with their mentor weekly. Upon fulfilling their promise, they receive a tuition scholarship for a Florida state college or post high school technical training. Education Foundation names 2011 Men of Distinction In recognition of a significant gift to the institution, Hodges University has named its School of Professional Studies after longtime Naples residents and philanthropists Arlene and Jerry Nichols. The Nichols School of Professional Studies at Hodges University offers several programs of study, including criminal justice, legal studies, psychology and interdisciplinary studies, and will add two new masters programs in January: one in mental health counseling and one in legal studies. We are honored to be part of the growing legacy of Hodges University, says Mr. Nichols. Hodges doesnt just give degrees; they give self esteem and confidence, he adds. Hodges allows people to pursue their dreams and their goals because they know that a diploma gives them freedom, independence and the confidence to ask for an opportunity they might otherwise not have asked for. Lou Traina, vice president of advancement at the university, says the Nichols have been longtime supporters of the institution. Early in our history, Jerry saw the future of Hodges and could envision not only what it could become but also what a thriving university like Hodges would mean to our area. Today, his vision has become a reality. The Nichols gift, Dr. Traina adds, will ensure that the school continues to offer the degree programs the local business community is looking for. Originally from Ohio, the Nichols have been residents of Naples for more than 30 years. Mr. Nichols serves as senior vice president for Brown & Brown Benefits and is a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Mrs. Nichols, the former president of her own retail management company, is involved in much charity work. The Nichols have made financial contributions and given their time and talent to their church as well as to a number of nonprofit causes focused primarily on children and education, including the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, the Community Foundation of Collier County, Quest for Kids, American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Mr. Nichols has been involved with Hodges University for years. He served as chairman of the Hodges University Foundation Board in 2008 and supports the American Military Veterans Education Fund, which provides scholarships to veterans seeking higher education at Hodges University. In 2008, the school named the Nichols as its Humanitarians of the Year. For more information about the Nichols School of Professional Studies or any programs offered at Hodges University, call 513-1122 or visit Hodges names School of Professional Studies after Neapolitans Jerry and Arlene Nichols COURTESY PHOTO Jerry and Arlene NicholsCOURTESY PHOTO The 2011 Men of Distinction, left to right: Jeffrey Ahren, Rick Borman, Dr. George Schrenk, Alan Horton, Don Gunther, Edward Kant, Raymond Carroll, J. Richard Munro and Ned Sachs (John Sorey not pictured). See more photos of the luncheon at Roys on page B9.


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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE Waterside Shops hosts holiday fun for the Guadalupe Center 1. Gisel Reyes and Jonathan Hernandez with Santa 2. Meeting Santa 3. Enjoying the festivities 4. Barbara Oppenheim and Pat Griesdorn 5. Desmond Barrett, Vera Martins and Carlos Albino 6. Megan McCarthy and Don Popejoy 7. Elizabeth Para 8. Jessica DiegoCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY p Y 1 2 4 7 8 5 6 3


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 NEWS A23 TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE At Youth HavenYouth Haven, Collier Countys emergency shelter for abused and neglected children, is reaching out for assistance in granting holiday wishes and creating Christmas memories for its children and families. Toys, gift certificates, stockings and non-perishable food items are needed. Those who want to fulfill a childs specific wishes can request wish lists and shop for the suggested items or make a designated cash or gift card donation and Youth Haven staff will do the shopping. In addition to the children in the emergency shelter, a special Adopt-AFamily program has been created this year. For more information on how you can bring the meaning of the season to a Youth Haven child or family, call Jamie Gregor at 687-5153 or visit the Salvation ArmyEarly figures show the Salvation Armys signature Red Kettle drive is falling short of its 2010 goal. Red Kettle donations support Christmas Cheer program as well as other programs year round. In addition to families in need, The Army delivers gifts and food baskets to shut-ins and to the elderly. As of last week, the campaign in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties was $50,000 behind last years totals to date. The Collier County branch reported a $15,000 shortfall year-to-date. Naples Corps Officer Capt. Pierre Smith is concerned the organization wont be able to help people arriving at their door throughout the winter. The Salvation Army has always relied on the generosity of local residents to help us do our work, and we are making a special plea at this time for support, he says. In Lee County, Maj. Tom Louden says the number of families registered for Christmas assistance is 10 percent ahead of last seasons number. Donations, however, are down significantly. Support from volunteers is also still needed to man Red Kettles throughout Lee and Collier counties. To volunteer in Collier County, call 775-9447; in Lee County, call 278-1551.And at the ShelterFulfill a holiday wish for adult and child victims and survivors of family violence by donating new, non-violent and unwrapped gift to the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. You can help by selecting an angel off one of the more than 50 Angel Trees hosted in Starbucks, Publix and other establishments across Southwest Florida, participating in the Adopt-A-Family program or by dropping off a gift at one of the Shelters thrift stores. Here are the main things on the Shelters wish list for clients: Dolls (all ethnicities); CDs, DVDs and video games (non-violent); books for adults and children; baseballs, basketballs, soccer balls, roller skates/blades, skate boards; portable CD and MP3 players; clothing and shoes in all sizes for adults and children (especially teen boys); purses and wallets; personal care and make-up gift sets; hair brushes, hair dryers and accessories; pajamas and slippers for adults and children; gift cards; phone cards and gasoline cards. Donations can be delivered to the back warehouse area at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To organize a holiday collection drive in your office or neighborhood, to Adopt-A-Family or find the nearest Angel Tree, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail Its the season for giving so others can receive COURTESY PHOTO The ninth annual Childs Gift of Giving for the Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida enabled 75 foster children to buy $125 worth of presents each for family and friends, and one gift for themselves, during a trip to Walmart with a volunteer from the Rotary Club of Naples. Their shopping done, the kids and their Rotarian companions headed to Germain Honda for lunch and a massive, happy wrapping session. Bob Germain Jr. provided the holiday shopping funds; Germain Honda provided lunch. The Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida has a mission to enrich the lives of children who are removed from their homes either temporarily or permanently due to abandonment, serious neglect, physical or emotional abuse. For more information, or to become a volunteer, call Jennifer Weidenbruch at 262-1808. COURTESY PHOTO DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOS Dave Wallace, Jocelyn Paterson and Ed Parsons, members of the St. Andrews Society of Southwest Florida, help man the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Walmart on Immokalee Road at Airport Pulling Road. This is the fourth year that society members have volunteered to ring the bell and collect donations Big and small, young and old, canines of all kinds turned out for photos with Mrs. Claus at For Footed Friends as a benefit for Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida earlier this month. COURTESY PHOTO The staff at The Terraces at Bonita Springs gathered donations for a food drive to support the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. Left to right: Lauren Brahm, director of marketing; Nikki Montgomery, senior living counselor; and Jenna Drese, marketing assistant. An Unlimited Lifecare community, The Terraces at Bonita Springs is targeted to open in 2012. Pets can sit with Santa for photosTake your favorite four-legged friend to PetSmart at Pine Ridge and Airport-Pulling roads for a photo with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19. A donation of $10.95 will benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. Since 1982, VSA volunteers have provided rescue, foster and discount spay/neuter services to help homeless cats in Collier County. For more information, call 261-4768 or visit


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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVINGThe NCH board of trustees, 25 community leaders who volunteer their time to govern our hospital, is one of the reasons for our success. In the continuing spirit of transparency, here are the highlights from last weeks bimonthly meeting. We started with the Investment Committees consideration of refinancing bonds to take advantage of historically low interest rates. Because we have managed finances well throughout the recession, today were in the enviable position of not needing to borrow more money. We borrowed at higher interest rates decades ago and now have the wherewithal to refinance at lower rates and pay down our debt more quickly a financial position few hospitals enjoy these days. In a related context, the Finance Committee reviewed the past years progress. As Ive already shared with you, NCH remains strong in spite of the regions economic problems and the changing health-care environment. Thats why we were able to reward colleagues with 3 percent bonus checks in November. Our community has played a huge role in the success of NCH, as philanthropic support has remained strong over the past decade of NCHs growth. Our Governance Committee then discussed measures to simplify organizational structure. We will consolidate our current 16 committees to become more efficient. Health care is complicated enough, so our clear intent remains to avoid adding new layers of governance.Finally, the board heard from our leadership team about current activities: In the are of patient satisfaction, Chief Nursing Officer and R.N. Michele Thoman reported a 4 percent improvement in overall hospital rating and a 7 percent improvement in likelihood to recommend NCH to family and friends. Improving patient satisfaction remains a core-critical, ongoing challenge. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aurora Estevez summarized progress on our focus on quality. We have hard-wired our ER and ICU for early recognition and treatment of sepsis potentially fatal blood poisoning. Weve also reduced infections due to ventilator-associated pneumonia (none for 10 months) and central line-associated blood stream infections (to almost zero). Our goal is zero, with some units having already attained this. Weve also improved to 100 percent since last January in prescribing correct medications at discharge for patients with heart attacks and congestive heart failure. Finally, graduate medical education and use of the computerized provider order entry system are both progressing nicely. In terms of our substantial and unique seasonal flux, COO Phil Dutcher reported on increased telemetry beds throughout the system, a liaison with area post-acute care facilities for patients who cant go home, and a peak capacity plan for both facilities. Length of stays at NCH is lower (meaning better) than the state and national average already. By next season, we will add 64 private rooms with completion of the fifth and sixth floors at our North Naples campus. Board Chairman Joe Perkovich led a discussion about physician integration and our intention of supporting the needs and desires of our 630 docs, including independent physicians. Dr. Paul Dernbach, president of the NCH medical staff, then reported on the addition of five new members, 28 recent cases of quality peer review and plans for renovation of the operating rooms at North Naples.All in all, it was a jam-packed meeting day, in keeping with a health-care system moving aggressively on all fronts. We are with a high-caliber team of committed caregivers. Thanks for all you do. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Highlights from board of trustees meeting show lots of good news TheNCHboardoftrustees,25comallenWEISS Relay For Life has title sponsorSpecialists in Urology has pledged $25,000 and will be the title sponsor of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life taking place in Naples on April 15-16 at Gulfview Middle School. Producing a Cure Hollywood Movies is the 2011 Relay theme.The Naples Relay For Life celebrates its 15th year in 2011 and for many years has been the number one Relay from among nearly 350 in Florida. The 2010 Naples event raised more than $525,000 for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. More than 500 cancer survivors and caregivers walked the opening lap together last year. For information about assembling a Relay team for 2011, call the American Cancer Society at 261-0337, ext. 3854, or visit Classes can help those coping with vision lossLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss collaborates with the Division of Blind Services to present classes for those who are going blind or having vision loss. Classes take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Lighthouse of Collier, 424 Bayfront Place.Lighthouse of Collier Inc. also has magnifiers and optical character readers available to the public for evaluation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.For more information, call 4303934 or visit STRAIGHT TALK Is my life at risk? This is the No. 1 question you should ask when trying to decide whether to visit an urgent care center or a hospital emergency department. If you feel as if your health problem is life-threatening, you need to go to an emergency room immediately. If its not life-threatening, an urgent care center would be best, says James Faremouth, D.O., lead physician at the Millennium Physician Group Walk-in Medical Center in Naples. Urgent care centers provide treatment for health concerns that require immediate medical attention but are not life threatening. Its all about determining the degree of the injury, says Dr. Faremouth. For example, if someone hits her head and has a bad headache, then an urgent care center would be a good option for treatment. If she loses consciousness or has double vision or slurred speech, however, then she needs to seek care at an emergency room, because those could be signs of a serious brain injury, he explains. Examples of health concerns that are not life-threatening include coldor flu-like symptoms (nausea, fever, vomiting or a sore throat), dehydration and urinary tract or respiratory infections. Urgent care centers can also treat external injuries such as minor cuts and burns, sprains and strained muscles. Patients would not want to wait a couple days to seek care for these illnesses and injuries, Dr. Faremouth says. I see 25 to 30 people each day, from infants to grandmas and grandpas. Ten people may come in with symptoms indicating a cold or flu, five may need stitches or sutures, another five may have a rash or sore shoulder, he says. It goes from one end of the spectrum to the other. The urgent care staff will call an ambulance if necessary. It all boils down to the safety of the patient, he says. With extended and weekend hours, urgent care centers are also a good choice if patients cannot immediately get in to see their regular physician, he says. If you wake up vomiting on Saturday morning, chances are your doctors office will not be open. We are not trying to take the place of your physician, but we can provide you with immediate care until you can follow up with your primary care doctor. Depending on the degree of injury, patients are typically out the door in less than an hour unless they require additional testing or treatment. This is in contrast to an emergency room where patients with minor illnesses and injuries could waiting for two or three hours because patients with more serious illnesses or injuries must been seen first, Dr. Faremouth adds. If you are really not sure how serious of a health issue you are having, play it safe, he stresses. If even the slightest inkling of doubt zips through your brain that your injury could be life-threatening, go to the emergency department. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYUrgent or emergency?If youre sure its not life-threatening, theres no need to head to the ERFAREMOUTH er t a ff u. n a r I f ng ng d oc o t be tryin g of your a n provi d e inkling of doubt zips through your b rain that your injury could be l ife-threatening, go to the emer g ency d epartment.


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We can all save money and time and reduce our impact on the environment by looking for more creative, sustainable gift options, says Dawn McCormick, community affairs manager for Waste Management of South Florida. Whether its buying products made from organic or recycled content, or giving the gift of time to a favorite charity, if each of us tried a few waste-reduction efforts, we would make a significant positive impact. Here are somes suggestions to try: Consider giving no-waste gifts, such as music or sports lessons, memberships to a gym, symphony or museum, favors like babysitting or tickets to a sporting event or concert. Find out the gift recipients favorite charity and make a donation in his or her honor, or commit to volunteering time with that organization. Many products made from recycled or organic content makes great gifts. Whatever you give, be sure to buy durable, reusable products that will last a long time. Help keep the reuse cycle going by giving vintage clothing or accessories from consignment or second-hand stores. Give potted plants, flowers or trees that the recipient can plant in the garden or yard. This will also provide benefits to the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the air. Reduce the number of plastic bags thrown out by taking reusable cloth bags on your holiday shopping trips. Tell store clerks you dont need a bag for small or oversized purchases. Consider reduced or no-waste wrapping options. Put a reusable bow on the gift; place the gift in a reusable bag such as a backpack or purse. Make your own wrapping paper by using old maps, posters or pages from the newspaper or magazines. Recycled-content wrapping paper is also available. Save bags and bows to use again and be sure to recycle the newspapers or brown paper shopping bags after the gift is opened, or use it for padding when shipping gifts. If youre invited to a party or dinner and are bringing a dish for the meal or an edible gift for the host, be sure to package it in a reusable container. If the item is a gift, place it on a decorative holiday plate or in a washable kitchen container, or wrap it with a holiday towel. Use e-mail for your holiday greetings its a great way to share photos and keep in touch more frequently and saves paper and postage. If you send cards, make them with last years cards or wrapping paper. When entertaining, use washable utensils, plates, glasses, napkins and table coverings. Decorate with potted plants (that your guests might take home and plant) or candles. Be sure to have containers available where your guests can put recyclable cans and bottles. If you have leftover food, send it home with your guests in reusable containers or donate it to a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. With a little imagination and commitment, we all can use this holiday season to create new traditions that help preserve the environment. For more information about Waste Managements comprehensive list of recycling services, visit Pointers to make the holiday season greenerThe Collier County Sheriffs Office now has 100 more eyes on the road, thanks to a new program rolled out by Waste Management. The disposal company launched its Waste Watch surveillance program in cooperation with the CCSO earlier this month. The safety program trains Waste Management drivers to be an extra set of eyes and ears in the community. Certified drivers have learned what to look for and how to respond in an emergency situation, whether they see suspicious behavior or witness an accident, fire or criminal act in progress. Its like a neighborhood watch program, says Joe Vidovich, the companys security director for the Southern group and a former FBI agent. If theyre out there and see something suspicious, we want them to report it. Drivers are urged to take an interest in anything out of the ordinary on their regular routes, around the Waste Management building, on the highways and roads they travel each day and then report what they see to their dispatcher or call 911, depending on the severity of their observation. Waste Management officials stress that drivers are not to get involved, but simply observe and report. A lot of this program involves what drivers have already been doing, says Dawn McCormick, the companys community affairs manager for Southern Florida. Theyre already in the community and they know peoples routines. They are just getting more instruction. Collier County residential route manager Juan Marante agrees. We service, we care and we love our community, he says. Drivers see it as giving back to their community. Its not a duty, its personal. Waste Watch has already been successful in other areas the company serves. A tip from a Waste Watch-trained driver in South Florida led to the arrest of suspected vandals and also saved a familys home from fire. In California, a Waste Management employees tip helped crack an identity theft case. Here in Southwest Florida, the Waste Watch program is already in place in Charlotte County. Noting that Collier County has the lowest crime rate of any metropolitan city in Florida, Sheriff Kevin Rambosk believes programs like Waste Watch will continue to make Collier County a safe place to live and work. The bottom line is, when business and law enforcement can work together, we can hold the line on crime, the sheriff says. Better watch out; Waste Watch is in effect A c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c t tr t t Ye ar s th e ye a


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Contrary to advice that still can be found in books or on the Internet, beak trims should not be a part of routine health maintenance for birds. Although beaks constantly grow at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per year, depending on the species, the beak of a healthy bird will remain at a healthy length with normal chewing activities. Overgrowth of the beak is frequently a sign of illness, such as liver disease or malnutrition. Any bird whose beak seems to be too long needs to see a veterinarian expert in avian medicine to determine the cause of the problem and to treat it accordingly. Using those beaks often is essential to both the physical and emotional well-being of birds. Even finches and canaries will have better beak health if you provide cuttlebone or another hard material for them to work with their beaks while in their cages. As a caring bird-keeper, be sure youre doing more for your birds beak than just admiring its amazing form and function. Provide your pet bird with lots of things to chew on an unending variety of toys and perches meant to be gleefully destroyed. BY DR. BRIAN L. SPEER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickA parrots beak is a versatile, lightweight wondergrowing material (similar to that found in antlers) placed over a hollow bony structure. (If a beak were made of solid bone, its weight would probably force a bird to spend his life on the ground, and on his nose.) Lightweight it may be, but the hookbills beak is also very strong. Although a person would need a hammer or nutcracker to get through hard shells to a nuts meat, a bird needs only his beak and perhaps a foot to hold the nut in place. A parrot will rotate the seed to find the seam with his tongue, apply pressure to crack it at this weak spot, and then rotate it again to slide It can be a delicate tool for feeding a newly hatched chick or for the precise adjustment of feathers while grooming. With their beaks, birds can pick a lock, crush a walnut or peel the skin off a grape. Beak shapes and sizes vary widely, depending mostly on the kind of food a certain species eats. The short, straight bill of canaries and other finches is ideal for plucking out seeds, grubs and other edibles. Birds of the parrot family including budgies, cockatiels and the larger parrots such as macaws are known as hookbills because of the shape and function of their beaks. At its most basic, the beaks on our pet parrots consist of two hard structures, the upper and lower mandibles, along with an amazingly agile and strong tongue. The beaks of most parrots are remarkably well-designed for one of their most important tasks: cracking, crushing, prying or otherwise destroying the protective coatings around many of the foods they like to eat. 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Only female, really, with their huge breasts and voluptuous vulva: emerging for only fertility, carved out of mammoth tusks. In 2008, the oldest undisputed musical instrument was discovered at the same site. This flute, carved of a vultures wing bone with five finger holes, was created during the same time as the Venus and Lion-Man figures. It seems that the oldest human societies were making love and music, vibrating each other and the surrounding air, making air with voice and instrument. And percussing: shaking, rubbing, hitting, scraping to set into vibration. Paleolithic red dots painted onto cave walls marked the spots of best acoustics. It remains only to connect the dots. Thus have I seen, connected in my imagination, wandering the lions den of the forest, Lowenmensch and Venuses. In their bacchanalian dancing there arises the illusion of the immortality of the dancers. But ultimately there comes the lions share of threnody for all and each. The lions roar reduces to silence the cacophony of the orgy. The lions roar is inscrutable, yet unmistakably decisive and absolutely compelling. What seemed beyond question in the forest begins to unravel. A symptomatic echo of the unsettling is seen in Samuel Becketts Molloy, written in the 1940s. This narrative is the interior monologue of what seems to be two discrete characters, the vagrant Molloy and his pursuer, the private detective Jacques Moran. Yet soon their common bicycles and murders and monologues cease to distinguish themselves from each other or to clarify the qualities of the forest. Moran can only write: It is midnight. Rain is beating against the window. It was not midnight. It was not raining. Thus have I heard, in Molloy to be sure, that when someone in a forest thinks he is going in a straight line he is going in a circle. So one might strategize: If one thinks to go in a circle, perhaps then one is going in a straight line. Well, maybe not a straight line, but maybe, perhaps, not a circle. A circular metal plate struck in the center is a gong. Gong pitch can be defined or undefined, but the vibrations always come from the center of this percussion In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.... Solomon Linda, Mbube And it seemed to me all the more important to get out of this forest with all possible speed as I would very soon be powerless to get out of anything whatsoever, were it but a bower... But before I go on, a word about the forest murmurs. It was in vain I listened, I could hear nothing of the kind. But rather, with much goodwill and a little imagination, at long intervals a distant gong. A horn goes well with the forest, you expect it... But a gong! ...For a moment I dared hope it was only my heart, still beating. Samuel Beckett, MolloyThe oldest anthropomorphic figure, thought to be created 32,000 years ago, was found in Germanys Swabian Alps. It is a lion-person, lion head and human body, carved of ivory. Archeologists have debated whether the figure was meant to be male or female. Or perhaps deity. There is no such identity confusion with the Venus fertility figures. They were also found at this German site 35,000 to 40,000 years ago. These figures are MUSINGS Subaudition 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. c w v o i Rx instrument. The percussion instruments were, after the voice, the earliest kind of musical instrument. However, not all instruments vibrate in the center. The bell, for instance, vibrates at the rim. Another type of percussion instrument is the lions roar. This instrument consists of a drumhead that has a string passing through its center. Moving ones fingers along the string, from drumhead to string end, creates a sound virtually indistinguishable from a lions roar. It is of interest that it is not the string that vibrates; the sound is created by the vibration of the drumhead through which the string passes. Listen: Did you expect clarity in the lions den? Simplicity in the lions roar? Unity in the imaginary narrative? Getting to the heart murmur, the beat of the matter? Perhaps tonight, after the roar, the lion will sleep. Perhaps the vibrations of gongs and drums and narratives and indiscrete mind will settle. Under hearing, underhanded understanding: Not even minimally mentally supplying that not expressed. Such is the case. COURTESY PHOTO


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 MONEY & INVESTINGDenial: An investment strategy that doesnt workJohn Mauldin is one of my favorite investment writers, and his weekly newsletter, Outside The Box, is available for free and online. It is my supposition that good investment/financial thinkers are constantly reading the work of others. The more you read, you might conclude, the less you really know. Sometimes, Mr. Mauldin writes his own/ original thoughts and sometimes he reprints the very good work of his investment colleagues. The latter is what he did for his Dec 6 issue. The Three Stages of Denial, written by Dylan Grace of Societe Generale, was such a reprint. It is a worthy read. The generic concept is simple: reality hurts so much that reality is denied initiallyand multiple times thereafter. Prodded and bullied along a tortuous emotional path by events unforeseen and beyond our control, we descend through three phases: the first is denial that there is a problem; the second is denial that there is a big problem; the third is denial that the problem was anything to do with us. Denial is nothing new to the typical investors mindset. It is well recognized that losses are perceived as an admission of failure of some sort instead of being perceived as a natural consequence of investing just one that needs to be well managed. Investors find it very difficult to take losses so they frequently take a psychologically easier route. Short-term investment losses are morphed into a long-term position that could be, might be, and hope will be profitable with time just give it time. Until the bye and bye when it turns profitable, it is allowed a permanent home in your portfolio. This process is totally contrary to an active, disciplined management approach that emphasizes cutting your losses and letting your profits run. Computerized systems although void of all sorts of economic and other factoids can fare quite well simply because they are void of a damaged and insecure psyche. Most mechanized systems employ stops, immediately entered with any new position and revised upward if a profitable trend is in place. Back to the article. Back to the noncomputerized world of humans who have deeply ingrained behaviors. Mr. Graces article focused on how the problem of denial is made manifest by politicians and political appointees in the U.S., in Europe, in Asia, everywhere in critical situations. The pattern is that the public is denied being told the painful truth of the economic problem. The consequences of such denial are not small portfolio losses. The consequences are very severe as the world listens to these persons of political power. The worlds investors, managements, state and local leaders take actions (or non-actions) based on what they hear and accept as truth. Dylan Grace chronicles the unfolding of the sub prime crisis through the quotes of the key monetary authorities, from 2005 through to 2010. Here are some sample quotes: In 2005, Ben Bernanke said: I guess I ea ar co ab b y al fo jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA dont buy your premise. Its a pretty unlikely possibility. Weve never had a decline in house prices on a nationwide basis. In 2008, when Bear Stearns collapsed, Hank Paulson said, The worst is likely to be behind us. Ben Bernanke argued this year (2010), Economists have found that only a small portion of the increase in house prices can be attributed to the stance of U.S. monetary policy. This was a clear denial that they (monetary authorities et al.) helped make the crisis. Lest denial by politicians be considered a U.S.-only phenomenon, Mr. Grace recounts the 1997 Asian crisis and then fast-forwards to the crisis in Europe, where, currently, those doing the bailing out are still in denial as to the size of the problem of those needing the bailout. If Europe is at denials second stage, then the worst is yet to come. The pattern throughout the tale of delusions is an inability of politicians to tell the truth, to size the problem, to face hard cold facts, to accept responsibility for failure to act or failed actions. Where does that leave the investor? At best, in a state of confusion; at worst, in total distrust. Is it wrong to invest based on good fundamental information? Absolutely not. Just accept the fact that: you frequently wont be getting it and, even if you got it, it is very difficult to form a plan based on it. For example, those who knew that the sub prime markets were eventual busts were 100 percent right yet they would have lost a fortune if they were playing those themes prior to 2007, as the markets denied the problems until 2008. Dismiss all fundamental information? Not necessarily. Just accept its limitation and adopt portfolio strategies that offer some greater protection, including using active risk/loss management techniques and employing true diversification across all asset classes, including commodities and currencies which have historically lessened portfolio risk by their inclusion in a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Per The CME Group, The main benefit of adding managed futures to a balanced portfolio is the potential to decrease portfolio volatility. Risk reduction is possible because managed futures can trade across a wide range of global markets that have virtually no longterm correlation to most traditional asset classes. Possibly a plan for next year might be to consider doing something other than buying and holding. It is simple to have stops (sell stops and buy stops) in place; not that they will always protect you, but they are possibly a step in the right direction and might help cut your losses. A trailing stop can allow profits to run until a trend reverses. Another part of your strategy might be to not balance/reallocate until you get stopped out of your winners. You also might want to set strict rules for taking losses. As always, it is recommended that you talk to your advisers as they can determine the suitability of these ideas. But definitely do an analysis of how you lost money in 2010 as it might give you clues to what active strategies could have prevented those losses. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals.


with years of service at this legendary resort, said Paul Westbrook, senior vice president, brand management, the luxury segment for Marriott International Inc. With the introduction of The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples, in January 2002, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples have earned widespread recognition as corporate citizens through their contributions to the regions economy, as well as their support of many philanthropic organizations in Naples and throughout the world, Mr. Westbrook said. The Naples properties, he added, have given back more than an estimated $10 million in in-kind charitable donations. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has truly been the beacon that has attracted upscale visitors to Naples and sustained the destination, said Jack Wert, director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. It created a cache that distinguishes us from our competition and leads the way in bringing visitors who spend money throughout the community. Mr. Staros added, Our winning Naples resort still shines today, as if we had opened it yesterday. The teams mission today and always is to run a better resort today than we ran yesterday. The resort offers special silver-themed room rates, packages and events through April. The season of special events will conclude with a daylong Legendary Service seminar at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, on Monday, April 11, open to local business leaders who will learn about the brands service values and business practices. RITZFrom page B1 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 Email : If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE Clothing Consistent with Every F Cbt Annfr NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 >>The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, by the numbers 225,000 chocolates placed on pillows every year 185,000 room keys made per year 25,000 pounds of laundry, daily 1,000 specialty cookies baked daily in season 800 cobalt blue glasses washed daily in season 600 pounds of sugar and honey in the lobby gingerbread house 100 room service calls for breakfast every day 85 room service calls for dinner every day 70 salon and spa services available 36 holes of golf on the Tiburon Golf Course 16 hours every day spent polishing silverware 7 restaurants 2 heated swimming pools Countless memories created since 1985 in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe Ritz-Carlton, Naples Stewart Law Firm in new homeStewart Law Firm has moved into a new office at 780 Fifth Ave. S. Its previous office was a 600 Fifth Ave. S. Attorney Pamela Stewart is the managing member of the law firm that was founded in 2003. Originally handling only real estate transactions and land use cases, the firm shifted focus with the changing economy and now handles mortgage foreclosure defense cases along with loan modifications and short sale negotiations as well as real estate closings. Seminar will cover how to buy Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT will hold a seminar about purchasing a business from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Naples Area Board of Realtors, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Presenters will include a licensed business broker who will discuss the buying process, a CPA who will talk about due diligence and the accounting aspects of purchasing a business, an attorney and a bank officer. A list of local businesses for sale will be provided to all attendees. Reservations are not required, but RSVPs will be appreciated. Call 216-4932 or e-mail search group meets weekly A job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. BUSINESS BRIEFS Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Starting Investing Q How can I start investing, if I know very little about stocks and dont have much money? M.M., PhoenixA Begin by increasing your knowledge until you feel comfortable putting some of your hard-earned dollars to work for you. Dont jump in blindly. Books such One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch with John Rothchild (Simon & Schuster, $16), and Stock Investing for Dummies by Paul Mladjenovic (For Dummies, $22) can help you understand the world of stocks. Online, go to and www.morningstar.comto learn the basics and more. When youre ready to open a brokerage account, find a good one at or www. If you end up deciding that you dont want to select stocks or mutual funds on your own, your best bet is probably to sock your long-term money into one or more broad market index funds, such as one based on the S&P 500. Often charging very low fees, theyll help you keep up with the markets growth. Learn more at and www.fool. com/investing/basics/index.aspx.Q What does it mean if a stock is priced for perfection? H.D., Greensboro, N.C.AThe term suggests that the stock is trading at a steep price, as if perfect outcomes have been factored in. In other words, investors appear to be expecting great things from the company, with no missteps or bad news. This can be risky, because if the company falters, the stock price may take a significant hit. Consider value investing instead, where you seek stocks selling for significantly less than you think theyre worth. This approach can minimize your downside risk by providing a margin of safety.Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us. THE MOTLEY FOOL In the financial press, youll -frequently run across stories like this: Wingtip Investments raises rating for Sisyphus Transport Corp. (ticker: UPDWN) from hold to accumulate and sets 12-month target price of $80. That seems like very valuable information, but its not. At Fool HQ, we dont pay much attention to analyst ratings. Consider, for instance, that analysts dont issue sell ratings very often. Could it be that they dont want to tick off companies that might employ their firm in the future? That would be a conflict of interest, and one that hurts us investors. Analyst target prices also are not the definitive pieces of information that they appear to be. Lets review one way that theyre calculated. Imagine that Sisyphus Transport reported $2 in earnings per share (EPS) in the past 12 months and that its stock is trading around $40 per share. To determine its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, Rating and Target-Price Dangers What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & Enrichyoud divide $40 by $2 and would get 20. One way to think of the P/E is to see that investors (or the market) value UPDWN shares at 20 times its earnings. Thats sometimes referred to as a multiple of 20. Now imagine that after studying the company, you estimate that next year it will earn $4 per share and that its multiple will remain around 20. Since you know this formula for the P/E ratio, you can simply multiply the expected earnings of $4 by the multiple of 20 and voila youve got a price target of $80 per share for next year. Remember that price targets are just based on estimates, which may well prove to be too optimistic or conservative. If the industry is suddenly seen as very attractive, the multiple (or P/E) could be higher. Or the EPS might be lower, if growth slows. A far better way to arrive at investment decisions is to study companies on your own, assessing their health, growth prospects, management quality, competitive advantages and performance trends. Or get guidance from trusted sources, not from unfamiliar and possibly conflicted analysts. My dumbest moves have involved selling c omp anies I strongly believed in. I inherited my portfolio in 2004, and along with it, an investment consultant who thought Apple was a little company with no future. Impressed by his expertise and conscious of my own ignorance, I vacillated between his opinion and my inner conviction. I bought 220 shares of Apple at $29, sold them after a few months at $33, and then bought at $35 and sold at $67. Finally, I bought 150 shares in 2007 at $133 and have hung on. With all that trading, I enriched the guy, while losing out on gains. If you believe in a company you understand well and that has sound financials, ignore the experts and stick to your own convictions! 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BugFree Services, which covers areas from Naples up to Sarasota, as well as the Broward-Dade County area, lost a hotel account three years ago in Lee County because it tried and failed to get rid of its clients bedbug problem. Thats when the company got serious about killing the vile little pests. You have multiple generations of pest control operators that have never even seen or treated (bedbugs), Mr. Rogers said. I immediately realized this is going to be a problem and our motto is, If we dont know what it is, we figure it out quick. Bedbugs also carry a social stigma that may make infestations a sensitive issue. Businesses such as hotels want past infestations kept quiet for fear of lost business. I cant tell you our customer list but I can tell you right now youd be very surprised at some of the people that are having bedbugs, Mr. Rogers said. Jeff Ahrens, owner of Charlotte County-based Ant-Ser Termite & Pest Control, whose coverage area includes Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto and Lee counties, advises that the bugs dont signify a lack of cleanliness. It can happen to anyone, he said. For instance, he recently attended an annual conference in Hawaii along with about 2,000 other members, including those from The NPMA. A hotel they stayed at was infested with bedbugs. We found at least 15 to 20 rooms infested, he said. And that was at the Hilton, and it was an expensive place. The members of the convention were kind enough to take care of the hotels problem free of charge. Whats worse than bedbugs? Bedbugs arent known to carry disease. Their bite certainly wont make you sick, like a bad case of H1N1 the clinical term for last years flu scare. A bedbugs bite isnt usually much worse than a flea or mosquito bite. They like to sleep in mattresses just as we do. But theres a reserved distaste for bedbugs. Something about them seems almost evil. Bedbugs have more of a psychological effect because they come out at night and feed on you when youre sleeping, said Mr. Ahrens of Ant-Ser Termite and Pest Control. Mr. Ahrens is a certified entomologist with the University of Florida, with 19 years of experience in the pest control business. Still, he didnt treat his first bedbug infestation until 2005. It turned out to be a warning. The cases were isolated, few and far between, he said. Nationally, it was a problem five years ago. It just wasnt getting media attention. About two years later, what he calls the bedbug pandemic exploded in Southwest Florida. His call volume about the nasty little critters has increased since then by 300 to 400 percent each year, he says. Currently, he gets about two calls per week, and he expects the problem to get worse. (The bedbug population in SWFL) is going to be exploding, he said. One reason is they are becoming resistant to certain insecticides. They can be carried from places to place on clothes and suitcases, for example, and can live pretty much anywhere, according to the NPMA. Mr. Ahrens also speculates that used furniture purchased online and more people moving from homes to apartments in the wake of the foreclosure crisis also facilitates spreading bedbugs. The thing about bedbugs is they can get into any crack or crevice you can imagine in a room everywhere from a picture frame to an alarm clock to a dresser, to behind a baseboard, said Mr. Ruebling of Larue Pest Management, which does business in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. Its not just confined to the mattress. They will be all over the rooms. But its unclear why bedbugs, which for years seemed to have been eradicated in the United States, experienced resurgence in places such as New York City before showing up here. The New York Times recently cited a 2009 report that found one in 15 residents had a case of bedbugs. All in all, Mr. Ruebling said, bedbugs are still a relatively minor part of his business, and areas such as Orlando and Miami have been hit harder. But, he adds, Were seeing an increase every year.Expensive treatmentsBecause the bedbug problem popped up quickly in Southwest Florida, Mr. Ahrens said learning how to get rid of them a few years ago was sometimes a process of trial and error. Its just a new experience for most people to have to deal with them, said Mr. Ruebling. Although Mr. Ruebling said he gets about 10 calls per month about bedbugs (up from one or two per year five years ago), many of the callers opt out of his services because the cost is prohibitive. Some clients try to take care of the problem on their own. Pest control firms reported seeing many ineffective and potentially dangerous measures used by do-it-yourselfers, including ammonia, bleach, fire, smoke, kerosene, wasp spray and bug bombs, as well as professional-use pesticides bought on the Internet, reads a report commissioned by the NPMA. They strongly suggest calling a professional. Ive used heat, dogs, fumigation, where they put a tent over the house thats my preferred treatment if you have a big problem, because that tent will kill the bedbugs in the house and the furniture, and your clothes, Mr. Ahrens said. Tenting an entire house can cost about $1,200. Other treatments, including heat, chemical treatments or a combination, can average $300 to $500 per room. Surface sprays, mattress encasements, vacuuming and monitoring techniques may also be deployed in the process of getting rid of infestations. Generally, the bigger the space and the more items in it beds, chairs, curtains, closet clutter, etc. the more expensive it is to treat the problem. Theres a hefty price involved in a lot of situations, said Mr. Ruebling. So a lot of these people opt not to do anything, or take care of the problem themselves. There are a lot of jobs we dont get just because of the preparations and cost involved in treating. But relative to termites, the cost could be much worse. Termites could cost you $1,000 to treat and it costs $10,000 worth of damage, Mr. Ahrens said. With the bedbugs, youre not really going to have damage. Youre going to have to throw some things away. And there are other pests, such as rodent mites, that can cause bites that are mistaken for bedbugs. The calls we get, generally, are people waking up with bites and wanting to have their calls inspected, Mr. Ruebling said. With the media, the hype right now, anybody gets a red mark on them, they think its bedbugs. We do a lot of inspections that dont turn out to be bedbugs. BEDBUGSFrom page 1 >> Websites: Larue Pest Managements Bed Bugs: 12 Tips to Help You Sleep Easy and Portable Bed Bug Checklist at Ant-Ser Termite & Pest Control, www. BugFree Services, >> Bedbug facts from The National Pest Management Association: The bedbug primarily feeds on humans, but can also feed on warm-blooded animals including birds, mice and family pets. Bedbugs are found worldwide and are thought to have come to the U.S. from Europe in the 17th century. Adults are just under a quarterinch long and are relatively at, nearly as wide as long, and oval in shape compared to most other insects. The color is brown to reddish brown. The body may have short golden hairs and will exude a sickening sweet smell from glands on its body. A female bedbug can lay more than 500 eggs over its lifetime. Bedbugs can survive up to a year without a meal and can withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to almost 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and can live pretty much anywhere. The saliva of the bedbug may cause a swelling on most people when they are bitten but they do not leave a wound. Swelling may include redness in some sensitive people. Commonly, the rst sign of bedbug infestations is the appearance of small brownish or reddish dots fecal spots on bed linens. in the know COURTESY PHOTODog handler Nick Kerlin poses with Allie, a rescue dog who also sniffs out bedbugs.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 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@ RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS DAWN DINARDO / COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Nancy Kerns and Hildegard Carney 2. Mike Reagen and Lou Vlasho 3. Mary Raymond, Cheryl and Fred Coyle 4. Pat Dougall, Sandra Calad, Lance Johnson, Pat Peters and Loann Luster 5. Murray Hendel and Donna Fiala 1. Skip Zink, Scott Jones and Peter Manion 2. Dick Munro, Alan Horton, Terry Fynn, Matt Mathias and Carl Kuehner 3. Reg Buxton, Bob Saltarelli and Clark HillOpen house at the new visitor center at Four Corners Celebrating the 2011 Men of DistinctionThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomes all An Education Foundation luncheon at Roys 1 3 4 5 2 1 2 3


NETWORKING Collier County Presidents Council holiday party National Association of Wedding Planners Naples chapter partyWe 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@ PHOTOS BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Dee Brinkcu, Santa (Andreas Sigg), Joe Brinkcu 2. Heather and Greg Shapiro 3. Randy and Connie Allen 4. Rick and Patty Mastandrea David Likosar, George Camp and Erik Zimmer Jim Carter and Georgia Hiller Sally and Guy Tiffany Murray Hendel and Nancy Kerns Collier County Manager Leo Ochs and Naples Mayor Bill Barnett Loretta Lee, Adriane Peters, Jason Lasnetski, Mari Abes and Danielle StewardMary Ingram, front, with Matt Galime, Lisa Church and Chandra NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Get on the Bus with the Education FoundationA roundtable discussion at the Naples Grande 1 2 4 3


REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11COURTESY PHOTOThe Capriano living room, looking toward the kitchen.COURTESY PHOTOThe Club at Mediterra The high-end home market in Naples has come back to life if 12-month sales at Mediterra can serve as a barometer. Recently named Community of the Year with homes priced above $2 million by the Collier Building Industry Association, M editerra in N orth Naples has posted more the $97 million in sales since its members purchased the club assets and London Bay Homes assumed sales and marketing in December 2009. Since that time, the community has recorded 64 sales of singlefamily homes, villas, coach homes andUsing Mediterra as an indicator, future is bright for luxury homesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Tom Wegwert, president of Crystal Building Services, was installed as president of the Collier Building Industry Association for 2011 during a banquet Dec. 8 at Olde Cypress Country Club. He addressed more than 100 association members and outlined his vision for the CBIA in the coming year. The association advocates for a positive business climate in Collier County, one unfortunately that has not been present for many years, he said. Your association will continue toward expediting changes in regulations and will partner with other civic and professional organization to rebuild a healthy business climate in Collier County. CBIA awards for 2010 Builder, Associate and Remodeler of the year were also presented as part of the evening to : Tom Lykos, Builder of the Year A member of CBIA since 1997 and a former president, Mr. Lykos is a charter member of the associations Remodelers Council and is president of the Contractors Licensing Board. He also has worked on numerous philanthropic projects of the association, including the Immokalee Friendship House and Options Thrift Store. Stacey Herring, 2010 Associate of the Year A member of CBIA since 1993, Ms. Herring has served as chair of the Sales and Mark eting Council and the Sand Dollar Committee. She serves on the associations board of directors and its executive committee and has Collier Building Industry Association installs new officersSEE CBIA, B19 SEE MEDITERRA, B19 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental PropertiesANNUAL RENTALSUNFURNISHED HOUSES Port Royal ..............................................$6700 Park Shore .............................................$5500 Vanderbilt .............................................$4500 Royal Harbor ........................................$4500 Coquina Sands .....................................$4500 Firano .....................................................$3900 Old Naples .............................................$2600 River Reach Estates ..............................$2400 Pebble Brooke Lakes ............................$1500 RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA Pelican Landing/La Scala ....................$3300 Bonita Bay/Esperia ...............................$2500 Bonita Bay/House ........................ from $1975 Shadow Wood Preserve .......................$1275 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ........................$1000 Brooks/Sunset Stream ...........................$975 Furnished Annuals from $850 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREAUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSOld Naples/Naples Bay Resort ...........$3500 Lemuria .................................................$2500 Park Shore Beach/Vistas .....................$2200 Pelican Marsh/Mont Claire ...............$2000 Kensington/Westchester ....................$1800 Old Naples/Alcosa ................................$1700 Banyan Woods ......................................$1700 Parkshore/Bordeaux Club ..................$1400 Verona Walk .........................................$1300 Stonebridge/Carrington ......................$1175 Mimosa Club .........................................$1050 Furnished Annuals from $1200 WEGWERT LYKOS HERRING VARIAN


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VASARI $349,9003 bed/2bath plus den 2nd oor carriage home with attached garage, Professionally decorated with loads of upgrades!VASARI $565,0003+den, 2 full bathes. This fabulous Porta Rosa villa has western exposure located on Lake Vasari. VASARI 349,000Spacious carriage home boasts 3 large bedrooms+ Den 2 full baths. Bundled golf, tennis and CC amenities included. VASARI $219,9002 bedrooms +den/2 baths Don't miss this newly listed 2nd oor garden home with outstanding lake and golf course views.Bonita Springs, FL 34135 The Good Life... is closer than you think!Greg A. Pedrotty, REALTOR Cell: 239.776.4251 Whether you are Buying or Selling let me go to work for you to exceed your expectations in the real estate process. My goal is to relieve the stress and make the transaction an enjoyable memory.Naples Realty Services Inc. announces the formation of a Foreclosure and Finance Center at the companys ONESource Real Estate Services office in Bonita Springs. With 10 participating real estate agents, the center provides buyers with access to thousands of distressed residential properties as well as to foreclosure resource specialties such as mortgage financing with renovation funds included, title insurance and homeowners insurance services; drywall inspections, mold remediation, renovation and remodeling contractor services and CPA tax consultation. Each agent at the center has completed the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification program produced by the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. The program includes training on residential short sale, foreclosure and real estateowned property transactions. According to NAR, nearly one-third of existing homes recently sold in the nation were either short sales or foreclosures. Lee County has been nationally cited as the epicenter for foreclosed residential properties in the country. Naples area MLS statistics reveal nearly half of closed existing home sales this summer qualified as financially distressed properties. In addition to seller self-initiated short sale offerings, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is urging banks to forego the foreclosure process in favor of providing loan modifications or the short sale process for defaulted homeowner mortgagors. The Housing Affordable Foreclosure Alternative program allows defaulted sellers to choose local Realtors to list their property for sale at bank-approved prices that are less than the amount owed on the existing mortgage. Another program comes from the federal government-controlled Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly referred to as Fannie Mae. This mortgage loan guarantor has turned investor and has taken back thousands of its insured homes, foreclosed on by lenders. Fannie is marketing them under the HomePath brand as REOs with firm listing prices. These properties also qualify for HomePath mortgage loans. The finance side of the Foreclosure and Finance Center offers the availability of HomePath financing through Academy Mortgage Loan Corp., which operates a branch office at the center. There are thousands of distressed property listings in our area of Southwest Florida, but buyers are concerned about the publicized possible problems of buying foreclosures, says Chuck Westhafer, sales manager at the new center. Our brokerage has organized a team of foreclosure Realtors supported by Foreclosure Resource Specialists so distressed property buyers can proceed with confidence in an otherwise confusing housing marketplace. The opening team of Realtors consists of Mr. Westhafer, a former home builder in Calgary, Alberta, and developer of Estero Bayside condominiums in Fort Myers Beach; Dennis Steele, who retired to Naples following a career with 3M; Kate and Neil Arnal, Minneapolis natives who relocated to Bonita Beach; David Easlick, an attorney from Michigan whose family has owned Naples property since 1972; Lois Grider, a Naples area Realtor for 25 years; and Realtors John Van Page and Winston Church. John Steinwand, principal broker of Naples Realty Services, and Francine Stevens round out the foreclosure and finance team. In addition to Academy Mortgage, the resource support servicers include: Stephen Crawford, attorney at law; Preferred Title; Service 1st Insurance; HouseMaster Inspections; Kross Home Inspection; AmeriDry mold remediators; Arnulf Albrecht, general contractor; CPA David Pupolo; and the Gebhardt Law office. The Foreclosure and Finance Center is in the ONESource Real Estate Services office at 27180 Bay Landing Drive, Bonita Springs. For more information, call 498-3333. Foreclosure and Finance Center opens at ONESource in BonitaSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010


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Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed. $809 per month* $159,500*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest 3587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course. $930 per month* $179,900 Lot included in sales price co-op ownership. Newer home with carport, closed porch and decks around. 55+ community. BUILT IN 2002 2 bed plus den, 2 bath Carport, parking for 3 cars. Workshop shed and lanai. Quiet end of the road community with pool clubhouse. Recreation room, BBQ area. $98,400 $59,900 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years$143 per month* $29,900 Happy Holidays NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 REAL ESTATE B19 individual home sites. In 2009, 33 sales totaled $47,007,873. This demonstrates that high-end communities have not lost their appeal with affluent homeowners who still see Naples as a premier primary or second home destination, London Bay President Mark Wilson says about the recent numbers. From December 2009 to December 2010, the sale of 54 homes and home sites at Mediterra totaled $86,774,833. There are also 10 pending sales in the community that total $10,850,300. Of note, 21 of the 64 sales, representing more than $39 million, were sales of builder models or newly contracted construction. Mediterra includes two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, private beach club, sports center with tennis and fitness facilities, three community parks and eight miles of walking and bike trails. Sales center traffic continues to impr ove, with a high percentage of the visitors in a decision-making frame of mind, Mr. Wilson adds. Through October, he adds, the sale of homes priced over $1 million is up 40 percent in Collier County. That, too, is a positive trend as we move into season. Real estate analyst Michael Timmerman of Fishkind & Associates agrees. I think many of the buyers who are looking at the higher end of the market are also rebuilding their portfolios, he says As their confidence increases, so will their appetite for higher end homes, leading to a nice rebound in this sector. been involved in numerous community projects, including fundraisers for Literacy Volunteers of Collier County and Naples Community Hospital. 2010 Remodeler of the Year, Bill Varian A member of CBIA since 1990 Mr. Varian is a charter member of the Remodelers Council and served on its board for more than 10 years. He is also a founder and leader of the Collier Building Industry Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to teaching and promoting our industry to the youth of Collier County. He is an accredited instructor for the NAHB Designation classes and teaches those classes at CBIA and throughout the state. In addition, the Presidents Outstanding Leadership award for 2010 was made to Melissa Ahern in recognition of her service to CBIA through her efforts in government affairs affecting the construction industry. Founded in 1985, CBIA is a 500-member association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, call 436-6100 or visit www. MEDITERRAFrom page B11CBIAFrom page B11 COURTESY PHOTOThe kitchen in the Dolcetto


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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked443 2nd Avenue South #1 $1,350,000 Premier SIR Tom McCarthy/Tess McCarthy 243-5520 22 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 M-Sat:9-5 and Sun: 12-5 23 PINE RIDGE 59 Myrtle Road Premier SIR $1,995,000 Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552 24 OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY 300 3rd Avenue South $1,997,000 Premier SIR Trey Wilson 595-4444>$2,000,00025 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239-514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 26 PARK SHORE 255 Mermaids Bight $2,695,000 Premier SIR Linda Ohler 404-6460 27 OLD NAPLES 1133 6th Street South $2,695,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 28 PARK SHORE 31 4 N eapolitan Way $2,950,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$3,000,00029 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,490,000 Premier SIR Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 30 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26360 Woodlyn Drive $3,795,000 Premier SIR Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 >$4,000,00031 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 32 PORT ROYAL 645 Galleon Drive $4,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 595-6500 >$5,000,00033 AQUALANE SHORES 2026 7th Street South $5,650,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 572-1518 >$7,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3075 Fort Charles Drive $7,400,000 Premier SIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976 >$8,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier SIR Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000>$10,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10,995,00 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Thomas L. Campbell, Jr 860-4923 37 PORT ROYAL 1060 Nelsons Walk $12,990,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Ann Zampogna 580-7367 38 PORT ROYAL 3775 Rum Row $14,250,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 357-6628 >$300,0001 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle Ste #101 $300,000 to $400,000 Illustrated Properties Real Estate Inc. Call (239) 596-252 Mon. Fri. 11-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-4 2 BONITA BAY WEDGEWOOD 26890 Wedgewood Drive #402 $338,000 Pemier Sothebys International Realty Carol Wood/ Claire McMahon 822-3709 3 BONITA BAY ENCLAVE 3650 Key Lime Court $339,000 Premier SIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 4 BONITA BAY WATERFORD 3311 Glen Cairn Court #201 $375,000 Premier SIR Judy Stead 273-3438>$400,0005 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier SIR Call 239-594-9400 Mon. -Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 6 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1610 Clermont Drive #105 $415,000 Premier SIR Mara Muller 272-6170 7 KENSINGTON CANTERBURY GREENS 5013 Kensington High Street $465,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 8 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier SIR Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$500,0009 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 10 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1836 Seville Blvd. #1121 $560,000 Premier SIR Roya Nouhi 290-9111 >$600,00011 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #303 $675,000 Premier SIR Pat Callis 250-0562 12 WEST BAY CLUB NATURES COVE 22220 Natures Cove Court $699,950 Premier SIR Brian Nelson 572-2903>$700,00013 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOS 435 Dockside Dr. $749,000-1,499,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001, Amerivest Realty 14 COQUINA SANDS MANSION HOUSE 1601 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #6 $795,000 Premier SIR Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 >$800,00015 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 $849,900 Premier SIR Kathy Morris 777-8654 16 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$900,00017 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 18 VANDERBILT BEACH BEACHMOOR 9051 Gulfshore Drive #203 $975,000 Premier SIR Chris Wortman 273-2007 >$1,000,00019 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #12-A $1,174,000 Premier SIR Angela R. Allen 8258494 20 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH 601 7th Avenue South #202 $1,349,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 21 OLD NAPLES VILLAS DEL MAR 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 21


Park Shore, 4101 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #16 S From dramatic floor tile to custom coffered ceilings, this exquisite 8400 SF Gulf front condo designed and furnished by Collins & Dupont has it all. 5+Den/6+2half (C7032) Donald E. Winkler, 9612166, Robyn Pfister Griffin, 262-7366 $7,900,000 Port Royal, 3530 Fort Charles Dr Tropical retreat fronting no-bridges, Gulf access canal. 2-story home w/marble floors, fireplace, formal living & dining, poolside guest suites. 40 boat dock. 6/6 (H3228) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pfister Griffin, 262-7366 $3,950,000 Old Naples, 238 9th Ave S Built in 2001, courtyard home w/ fml liv & din, fam rm, travertine rs, granite counters, pool & spa, sep guest cabana, steps to beach. 4+Den/4.5 (H4958) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $3,695,000 Bonita Bay, 26070 Mandevilla Dr Elegance is key in this home. Spectacular panoramic golf and water views. Enter a world of prestige and charm in this luxury estate home. Lots of features. 6 or More/5+2half (H3998) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $3,395,000 Port Royal, 960 Galleon Dr Southern exposure over Runaway Bay & no bridges to Gulf. Great location. Come build your dream home in Port Royal. Immed Port Royal Club membership eligibility. 6 or More/5 (H4789) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pfister Griffin, 262-7366 $2,750,000 Old Naples, 154 4th Ave N Just steps to the beach, this Florida style home with 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 Moorings, 375 Wedge Dr Enjoy the comfortable, casual elegance of this 2-story Old Florida-Style home, built by Boran Craig Barber Homes. Quality permeates every inch. 4+Den/3.5 (H3791) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 $1,875,000 Bonita Bay, 27281 Oak Knoll Dr 1.3 acre riverfront lot on Imperial River in Oak Knoll. Boardwalk to dock. Build your dream home by the river & enjoy the extraordinary amenities of Bonita Bay! (L1094) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $1,450,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #702 Luxurious residence, renovation just completed, sweeping Gulf and estuary views from every room! Extraordinary nishes, new furnishings, all waiting for you! 3/3 (C6890) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $1,250,000 Bonita Bay, 26241 Mira Way Mira Lago, Bonita Bays most desirable villa community, this extraordinary Mediterranean courtyard villa boast lake & golf course views & separate guest cabana. 3+Den/3.5 (V1404) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $1,075,000 Quail Creek, 13123 Bald Cypress Ln Incredible 180-degree views on golf course and lake. Estate home on quiet cul-de-sac lot. Largely remodeled. New roof 2008. Huge patio. Extensive marble oors. 4+Den/4.5 (H4748) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 $929,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $769,900 Pelican Bay, 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #G14 Lowest priced in St Raphael Private pool & garden, 10 ceilings, large kitchen, luxurious amenities, just steps to the private beach boardwalk. 2/2 (C6907) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #603 Impressive southwest view of the Gulf and estuary, bright and light lled, spacious oor plan, wood oors, electric shutters. www. 2+Den/2.5 (C7087) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 Old Naples, 1325 7th St S, #6D Sixth oor totally remodeled unit oers views of Naples Bay, the city, and gorgeous sunsets. Guest accomms, boat slips, extra storage, covd parking. 2/2 (C6605) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $699,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and 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 Eden On e Bay, 372 Mallory Ct Exquisitely upgraded, beautifully designed, volume ceilings, lush lake view, outdoor kitchen, electric shutters, surround sound. View it at 3+Den/3 (H5446) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $625,000 Pelican Marsh, 9146 Troon Lakes Dr Delightful spacious pool home with private setting, mature landscaping. Plantation shutters, electric storm shutters, 2 car garage. 3/2 (V1451) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $600,000 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and 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 Pelican Bay, 6020 Pelican Bay Blvd, #105 Exceptional lake and golf course view, corner unit, large rooms, extremely large wrap around lanai, new hurricane rated sliders and windows. 3/3 (C6906) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $550,000 Pelican Marsh, 2380 Mont Claire Dr, #102 Perfection awaits you. Serene lake front coach home in desirable Mont Claire of Pelican Marsh. Redesigned w/current color trends. Well priced move right in. 3/2.5 (C7088) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $500,000 Vineyards, 245 Silverado Dr Rarely available three car garage pool home in desirable Valley Oak. Large lanai, open sun deck, resurfaced pool, popular split oor plan. 4/3 (H5457) Laurie Cassell, 290-5353 $499,000 Pelican Marsh, 1856 Seville Blvd, #1321 2nd oor lake view condo, spacious rooms, formal dining room. Two private guest rooms w/full baths, open den plus power chair lift. 3+Den/3 (C6881) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 $495,000 Pelican Marsh, 1916 Seville Blvd, #1912 If ambiance, tranquility & view are of importance look no further. 1st coach home is elegantly appointed. Bamboo rs. In heart of Pelican Marsh w/new appls. 3/2 (C6936) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 $429,900 Bonita Bay, 27161 Oakwood Lake Dr, #101 Immaculate highly desirable carriage home. Upgraded stainless kit appls, granite counter tops, 22 tile/diag, golf, lake & preserve views w/pvt hot tub on lanai. 3/3 (C7016) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $429,000 Shadow Wood At e Brooks, 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diag, wood in den, granite in kit. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $409,900 Coquina Sands, 1065 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #302 If you are searching for an affordable condo on the beach, your search is over! 1st floor condo steps from the white sands of the Gulf. Close to downtown Naples. 2+Den/2 (C6976) Claire Licciardi, 2504564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $395,000 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 Royal Palm Golf Estates, 18001 Broadview Dr Absolutely beautiful home with ne golf course view. Enjoy a peaceful setting with low fees. A pleasure to show! 4+Den/3 (H5389) Keith A. Marvelle, 659-6344 $350,000 Waterfront in Naples, 2206 Anchorage Ln, #2206-D Lovingly cared for and upgraded with privacy and nature all around, this 3/2 +den is warm and inviting. 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TIS THE SEASON TO BE... I dont know whats scarier clowns or Santa. online commentHes presented as a jolly old elf, an altruistic, kindly old man who supernaturally distributes gifts to children around the world in the course of a night. Children write him letters enumerating their materialistic wants, or whisper them in his ear at malls. But not everyone thinks kindly of Santa. As the Church Lady once pointed out on Saturday Night Live, the letters in his name also spell Satan. But then, the Church Lady saw evil everywhere. Some people are just creeped out by Santa. They see him as a yule version of Big Brother, keeping tabs on whether youve been bad or good. He sneaks into houses when youre asleep. He has to be bribed with milk and cookies. And some adults are more than a little suspicious of a man who wants to hold countless children on his lap. Back in the s, Arlo Guthrie recorded The Pause of Mr. Claus. A poke at the FBI for thinking so suspiciously of people, the song claims the agents must view Santa Claus as a pot-smoking, communist hippie. One of the lyrics: Santa Claus wears a red suit Hes a communist! With his beard and long hair Must be a pacifist. Whats in that pipe that hes smoking? It song goes on to talk about the jolly old soul sneaking into your house at night and declares that he must be a dope fiend.SEE SCARY, C4 A battery-operated toy from the s has eyes that light up, a head that turns and arms that move back and forth, ringing the bell.Sometimes Santa delivers chillsBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Back to NarniaFilm critic Dan Hudak says third installment in franchise languishes. C11 In the fast laneNaples Winter Wine Festival auction and raffle include some seriously hot wheels. C18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Understated eleganceFrom bacon to waffles, its all good at Sunday brunch at Naples Tomato. C39 High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 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 The Naples Botanical Garden holds its annual Winter Solstice Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16-23, and Sunday through Thursday, Dec. 26-30. Visitors will enjoy holiday activities and musical entertainment as they walk along pathways lit by hundreds of tikitorches to the Solstice Landing in the new Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden. The winter solstice marks the official beginning of winter, which especially here in Florida is a season for celebration, activity and harvests, says Brian Holley, executive director of the Garden. We want visitors to feel the excitement of this special occasion andCelebrate winter solstice with a visit to the Garden SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOThe Garden lights up for the winter solstice Dec. 16-23 and 26-30. SEE SOLSTICE, C5 acktoNarnia


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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 My friend Lucy says choices can be overwhelming. We shopped together recently at a high-end fabric store, sifting through the reams of white fabric, letting the silks and chiffons trail between our fingers. Lucy tested the heft of a gauzy cream organza, checking its opacity against the light. Shes having her wedding dress tailor-made, and she wants it to be perfect. If I just had to choose the fabric, that would be one thing, Lucy said. But the pattern, too? Its too much. I cant decide. I looked across the store at the options rolled into bricks of fabric, and I knew she was right. With all the possible combinations of color and style and weight plus the cut and length of the dress itself I worried that shed ever get it right. Later, when Lucy ran off to a cake-tasting appointment, I ducked into a coffee shop for caffeine and a reprieve from wedding insanity. I sat at a table by the window where I could watch the preChristmas crowd stream past. Less than perfect, but somehow just right ArtisHENDERSON There, too, was an overwhelming variety of choices. Like many women, I have trouble lining up my looks and personality with the women around me. Who is prettier? Funnier? Smarter? And which combination is most appealing? The barista brought over my coffee, and I cupped the mug in my hands as I watched people walk by. I thought about earlier shopping excursions, about a trip long ago to a pottery store in rural North Carolina. The trees around the shop had been cut down for the kiln and the earth dug for the clay to make pottery trays and goblets. I wanted something a mug or a teacup, maybe a token SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSsuited me somehow, and I knew from the moment I held it that we were a good fit.I think of that piece of pottery when I am out with my friends, in bars or restaurants, or even walking the streets. I see so many other women who are beautiful and stylish, and I wonder how men can ever make the perfect choice.But perhaps I have it all wrong. The search is not for perfection for the perfect coffee cup, the perfect wedding dress or even the perfect mate. The search is for something that feels right. We might all do well to remember that, even as we compare ourselves to those who seem more perfect than us. ...The search is not for perfection... The search is for something that feels right. the h eft of a ck in g its opac it i i y av av v v in i i g g g g her wed n d sh sh sh h sh e e e e wa w w nts it the fabric, t ha h h t c y said. But much. I o r e e e e at r ic ic ic ks ks ks ks wa a a s s s l e d h e es es es s h h h h e d o ff to ent, I f or ca f w eddin g g g g i n d ow e p repast. gg p p y C arolina. Th h Th e e e e e tr ees ar ou o o nd the shop had be en c ut ut ut t ut t d d d d own fo r th th th h e ki ln a nd t he ear th d u g g g g fo fo f f fo f r r the clay t t t o make pottery trays an n n n d d d d goblets. I w w w an a a ted something a mu m m g or a t ea e e cu p, p p maybe a token sui mo I am ra n m a s t y m a B s e p to remember the moment, the trip into the mountains, the feeling of being in that isolated place. I wanted something pretty to show my friends, something that would document my good taste. There were so many options. Mugs with handles and others shaped like small bowls; glazes in cool blues and greens, others in matte earth tones. I held them all. What felt like hundreds of pottery pieces passed through my hands until I found the one that fit just right. It had a subtle glaze, with none of the brightness Id imagined Id choose. It was bigger than Id anticipated, bulky, even, without the sleek lines or dainty craftsmanship I thought I liked. But it


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 320 13th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 263-8881 NAPLES CHARM Enjoy Patio Dining for Breakfast and Lunch.1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo)(239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00am 5:00pm Breakfast & Lunch: Mon-Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch Happy Hour 3 New Year's Eve Dinner Two Seatings AvailableBefore Fireworks 5.30pm After Fireworks 8.00pmReservations Recommended NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-15, 2010 C3 On the 12 days of Christmas, The Naples Zoo gives to you 12 gators swimming, 11 simians swinging, 10 hyenas laughing, nine panthers prowling, eight gibbons singing, seven hogs-a-rooting, six spider monkeys playing, five tigers, four roaring lions, three spotted leopards, two Malagasy fosas and a lemur in a palm tree. Well, there arent quite that many of each animal, but now through Dec. 24, the Zoo delivers special gifts to its animals in a wild take on The Twelve Days of Christmas. Zoo visitors can watch lions, leopards and fosas claw into wrapped gifts filled with meat treats; alligators swallow a festive turkey leg dinner; apes nibble fruity treats; Red River hogs play with a snowman; and the new giraffe herd munch into their leafy presents; and many other animals enjoy holiday-related delicacies with a wild twist. Events like this are part of the regular animal enrichment program at the Zoo. Proper animal husbandry includes not only thorough cleaning, nutritious diets, veterinary care and daily record keeping, but also behavioral enrichment. Exhibit design and the number and variety of animals living together comes into play, as do toys for the animal to investigate (or destroy), supplemental foraging activities and even the use of scents to increase curiosity about objects. By rotating activities, animals consistently engage in something fun and thought provoking. As is their annual tradition, residents at Brookdale Senior Living Communities from Naples to Punta Gorda are crafting the animal-friendly treats for the holiday season. Some of the senior toymakers will also make special visits to the Zoo to see their presents get devoured. Ice-sculpture services for the hogs snowmen are donated by Cold Cuts Inc. The Naples Zoo is at 1590 GoodletteFrank Road. Admission includes all shows and is $19.95 for ages 13 and older, $11.95 for ages 3-12, and free for children younger than 3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the last tickets sold at 4 p.m. For more information, call 262-5409 or visit www. Zoo residents go wild for holiday treatsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSA spider monkey tears into his present. A lemur wonders if this ones for him.


Some have taken the image of Santa and twisted it. Beneath all that jolliness and generosity, they claim, is pure evil. And so, an entire genre of Santa horror films has popped up, with titles such as Santa Claws, Santas Slay and Christmas Evil. Then theres Silent Night, Deadly Night, which spawned not one, but four sequels. Another title is I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus. There is, after all, nothing more frightening and unexpected than someone good suddenly revealing themselves to be evil. Its also the source of dark humor. Bad Santa, starring Billy Bob Thornton in the title role, gives us a mall Santa with a bad attitude who drinks and is verbally and physically abusive.Lets get realSometimes, when youve overdosed on the sugary, isnt-life-always-perfect Hallmark Christmas movies, you welcome something thats off and a little subversive. Thats probably why people love Santaland Diaries, a stage version of a David Sedaris story. Told from the viewpoint of a guy working as an elf at Macys, it shows us the dark side of Christmas: the pushy, materialistic parents; the traumatized kids; indifferent or drunken Santas. After last seasons sold-out run, Florida Repertory Theatre is presenting Santaland Diaries again this month. Itll likely become an annual tradition. The play presents an alternative view an off-kilter, dark, realistic one to Santas workshop and his pre-Christmas visits with all those little boys and girls who believe. (At one point, Jason Parrish, performing as the disgruntled elf in this one-man show, signs to some deaf children: Santa has a tumor in his head the size of an olive. Maybe it will go away tomorrow, but I dont think so.) Augusten Burroughs, another bestselling writer, also wrote about the darker side of Christmas. His book of essays, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas has a photograph of a pantless Santa on the cover, seen from behind, holding his red suit jacket open as he flashes someone. Mr. Burroughss essays include one about getting his stomach pumped as a child at Christmas because he ate the face off of a life-sized wax and Styrofoam Santa, and another about how, while an adult, his newly decorated house flooded at Christmas. In Ask Again Later, he relays how, after an alcoholic blackout, he woke up one morning at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City to a red suit on the floor and the sickening realization that the man in bed next to him was a Santa (and much, much older than his typical pick-up).Ho! Ho! Boo!Go online, and youll see any number of Santa pictures and videos that make you fervently wish you could go back in time and erase the images from your brain cells: photos of nude Santas, posing with only a red Santa hat; the video of the Santa falling off a garage onto the hood of a car; the mall surveillance video of a drunken Santa stumbling through a parking garage, at one point stopping to relieve himself against a concrete pillar. One especially humorous site, www.CrappySanta. com, is filled with photos of creepy-looking Santas, most posing with kids for the must-have holiday portrait, and most looking tired, drunk, decrepit or demonic. No wonder children cry when forced to sit on their laps. Dave Anderson, a graphic designer at Florida Weekly, likes to collect scary Santas. He doesnt go out of his way in pursuit of them, but if he comes across them while hes searching for vintage Christmas items and if they appeal to him, hell buy them. I dont like all scary stuff, he says. I dont go for horrific or bloody. Its just something that hits my eye, something that I like because of its oddness. He has a plastic red-faced Santa mask with the eyes cut out, revealing flicker eyes that open and close as you walk past. Its otherworldly. It looked bizarre, Mr. Anderson says. He has another Santa mask, too, one somehow designed so the eyes actually follow you as you walk across the room. It adds to the creepiness factor, he says. He inherited one of his scary Santas from his grandmother. He and his adult daughter call it Satan Santa because of its red eyes that glow demonically. Why you would want to buy a Santa with glowing red eyes, I have no idea, Mr. Anderson says. Theres a photo of my grandmother from the s and there it is, on the mantel. He doesnt remember being alarmed by the figure as a child himself, however. I dont remember it from when I was a kid. But as an adult, Mr. Anderson finds a certain perverse appeal in Satan Santa. In addition to possessing glowing red eyes, it also moves; its head turns, and its arms swing up and ring the bell hes holding. Another prize in Mr. Andersons offbeat collection is a ceramic Santa hes dubbed Rolling Eyes Santa. They were trying to do a little action figure Santa, but it looks as if his eyes are rolled back in his head, he says. He looks dead or something. Mr. Anderson also collects Santa ashtrays and images of Santa smoking, because thats politically incorrect. I have one ad where Santas smoking a cigarette. Hes selling Chesterfields, or Lucky Strikes. I like it just because its different and bizarre but not in a creepy way, he says of his Santas. It just appeals to me. Cindy Pierce, managing editor for Florida Weekly in Naples, started collecting vintage Santas years ago and inadvertently ended up with a few that are more creepy than kitschy. I never set out to collect scary Santas, she says, but I just acquired a few along the way. One of her favorites is a gift from a friend. Discovered in a downtown Fort Myers antiques store, the 10 -inch tall figure is missing his beard, and his thin red jacket is held closed with a straight pin stuck into his black plastic body. His mouth is open in a laugh, and you can see his tongue. The paint on his eyes is faded and scratched, making Santa look, well, really scary. The figure bears a striking resemblance to the actor Rip Taylor if Mr. Taylor were wearing a Santa suit and laughing uproariously as he emerged from a five-day drunk. He was never cute, Ms. Pierce declares about this Santa. Not even in his finest hour. She also owns an imposing stuffed toy Santa thats 4 feet tall. With its discolored beard and menacing eyes and height, its been known to even intimidate adults. Another Santa with unnaturally blue eyes balances on a plush red, rounded base, almost a Santa version of a Weeble. That one really scared my nephew when he was 3, she says. So she banished the Santa with the clownish rubber face to the cupboard under the stairs for a few years, until she thought her nephew, almost 10 now, could face it. A couple of years ago I brought it out, and he didnt remember ever crying at the sight of it, she says. And his 2-year-old sister fell in love with it. That went a long way toward mitigating how awful I felt that it had upset him so when he was a toddler. Most of the Santas in Ms. Pierces collection are friendly and sweet, and they dont scare little children, she hastens to add. Dave is the one who got me into looking for scary Santas, she says about her colleague Mr. Anderson. We both like vintage things. He brought to my attention the fact that a lot of old Santas look scary. So now she also keeps an eye out for scary Santas when she haunts thrift shops and antique stores. I guess one persons holiday nightmare is another Christmas collectors dream come true, she says. h o ldi ng hi s re d su it j ac k e t open as h e f lashes someone. Mr. Burro ug hss essays inc l u d e one a b out g etting his stomach pumped as a c hild at C hri s tma s bec au se he a te t he f ac e of f of a life-sized wax and S ty ro f oam Santa an d another about how while an adult, h is new l y d eco ra te d ho us e f l oo d e d at C hri s tma s I n As k A g a i n L ater h e relays h ow, after s topp i ng to re li ev e against a concrete p O ne es pe cia ll y o us s i te, www.Cr a com, is f illed w i o f creepy-look in m ost posing wi th th e musth ave po rtrait, an d mo t ired, drunk, de de m o ni c N o w o d ren cry when fo on t h eir l a p s. Dave An d erso n d esi gn er at Flor id likes to collect s ca He doesnt g o out o in p ursuit o f them co me s ac ro ss t h e m searchin g f or vint ag m as items and if the y h im, h e ll b u y t h em I dont like all scar y s ays. I dont go f or h bloody. Its just so me h its my eye, som et li ke b ec au se of it s H e has a p last ic S anta mask w it cut out, rev ea e r e y es t h at close as y ou Its other w It look e M r. An de He h a S anta o n e d esi g ng a l arme d b y child him I dont fr om id t, Mr. ds s it h ea d a rm s ring d in g. i ze in n s o ff be at a ce ra mi c Sa nt a R olli ng E ye s Santa. ry in g to do a little action u t it looks as if his eyes in h is h ea d h e sa y s. He s omething. lll t S t h de cl ar es a bo ut t h i s Sa n ev en in hi s f i ne st h ou S he also owns a n ing stuffed toy Sa n 4 feet tall. With co l ore d b ear d an d ing eyes and hei be en k no wn t intimi d ate a d u lt Anot he r San t unnatura lly blu balances on a r ed, rounde d a l mo st a S an ta o f a Weeble. That one scared my nephe w h e was 3, s h e say s ba ni sh ed t he S an ta w clownish rubber f ace to the c u u nder the stairs f or a f ew y ea r s he thought her nephew, almost could face i t. A couple o f years a g o I br o out, and he didnt remember e v i t t h i htf it h 2 1 4 3CHALMERS PIERCE / COURTESY PHOTO1. A 10inch Santa missing his beard bears a strong resemblance to comedian Rip Taylor. 2. The Santa face is concave plastic, which gives the optical illusion of following you when walking across the room. 3. Santa has ickering, realistic eyes that open and close when you walk past them. 4. Santa is watching, at an imposing 4-foot tall stuffed gure.SCARYFrom page NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-15, 2010


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PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Dickens A Christmas Carol By the Naples Players through Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or Gaslight By Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 19. 332-4488 or The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers though Dec. 23. 332-4488 or Twas the Night Before Christmas By Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers Dec. 20-22. 936-3239 or Dead Mans Cell Phone By Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers Dec. 16-18. 936-3239 or See review on page C8. Holly Jolly Christmas At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-04422 or The Andrews Brothers At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or Symphony Holiday Sounds The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. Dec. 16-19 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or More Pops The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Very Merry Pops at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 418-1500 or Three Phantoms in Concert The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs with three tenors who played The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at 8 p.m. Dec. 21. 597-1900 or www. SOLD OUT. Thursday, Dec. 16 Time to Shop Le Bourdon, Cottontails and Pretty Woman at 7935 Airport Pulling Road have extended hours and refreshments for shoppers during a trunk show from 3-7 p.m. Step Out In Style Coconut Point celebrates the season with Holiday in Heels from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy holiday fashions, live entertainment, food and wine samplings and more. 992-9966 or Holiday Tunes The Naples High School Holiday Concert in the Park starts at 7 p.m. at Cambier Park, featuring the Naples High symphonic, concert and jazz bands and the percussion ensemble. Enjoy the music plus a bake sale, sing-a-long and more. Strike Up The Bands Its High School Band Night from 6-9 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. 4032204. Art Night The Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay present Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. 495-8989. Holiday Sounds St. Pauls Episcopal Church presents a Christmas concert with Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. at 7 p.m. at 3901 Davis Blvd. $20. 643-0197. Open Mic Night Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www. Friday, Dec. 17 Spring Preview Marissa Collections hosts a Valentino Spring Trunk Show today and Saturday at 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148. Local History Author Lila Zuck gives a free lecture on the founding of Naples at 3 p.m. at the Naples Preserve. Holiday Opera Opera Naples presents Amahl and the Night Visitors at 7:30 p.m. at the North Naples United Methodist Church. $15 students, $25 adults. 513-SING or Bach Ensemble The Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series features the Bach Ensemble Troubadours at 7 p.m. at Edison State CollegeNaples. $10 adult, $5 students. www. A Country Christmas The Gaither Homecoming Christmas Tour 2010 starts at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 948-7825. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv performs from 8-10 p.m. at the Norris Center. $15. 213-3049. Craft Show The new season of exhibits for the Southwest Florida Craft Guild begins with the All Member Show at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. An opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. The show runs until Jan. 2. 495-8989. Small Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the annual Small Works & Miniatures Exhibition today through Jan. 3, featuring artworks ranging from small to just plain tiny. 495-8989 or Saturday, Dec. 18 Boat Parade The Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. in Factory Bay and proceeds upriver to the Marco Island Yacht Club, ending across from the Snook Inn. 250-8348. Pickin and Grinnin The Bluegrass Parlor Band performs from 7-9 p.m. at the Norris Center. Special guests Mark Kreitzer and Jon Garon join the renowned Walker Brothers for an evening of power pickin. 213-3049. Sunday, Dec. 19 Author Event Local author Laurie Martin signs her book, Smile Across Your Heart, from 11 a.m.-noon at Naples Unity Church, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009, ext. 111. Big Band Sounds The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 434-4925. Garden Music The Bob Zotola Quartet performs for Jazz in the Garden from 2-4 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. Making Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team makes waves at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. www. Monday, Dec. 20 Christmas Concert The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs holiday tunes from 7-9 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 592-9205. Film Mixer Mix, mingle, watch and discuss an indie film at the Fort Myers Film Festival Mixer at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. $2 at the door. 333-1933.BETTY NEWMAN / RIGHTSIDE GALLERY / COURTESY IMAGEThe Marco Island Christmas Boat Parade plies the waters around the island beginning in Factory Bay at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and proceeding upriver to the Marco Island Yacht Club, returning past the Esplanade, Hideaway Beach and La Peninsula on the Isles of Capri and ending across from the Snook Inn. Rightside Gallery in the Esplanade will serve holiday treats to all who stop by. Call 250-8348. The Naples Players present Dickens A Christmas Carol through Dec. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Call 2637990 or visit


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It turns out that the man, Gordon (Gene Krupp), has a very good reason for not responding like todays Pavlovian dogs: Hes dead. And so begins Sarah Ruhls Dead Mans Cell Phone, playing at Theatre Conspiracy through Dec. 18. (Ms. Ruhl has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and is also the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award.) Jean, a kind of nondescript Everywoman, calls the police but decides to keep the phone, which, ironically, rings If a dead mans cell phone rings, will anyone answer? NancySTETSON ARTS COMMENTARY g at Gordons own memorial service. Soon Jean is involved in Gordons life. She meets his mistress, his mother, his wife, his brother, his co-workers. And even though she knows nothing about him, she takes it upon herself to make up stories about his last words and imaginary unsent letters in an effort comfort the bereaved. At times, shes like a con artist psychic, trying to tell people what they long to hear, reacting to hunches and clues. She doesnt seem to question the ethics of what shes doing. You make people feel good, one character tells her. Youre very comforting, says Gordons mother. Like a small casserole. Ms. Ruhls script is full of great lines like that. (The world premiere of her play received the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play at the 24th Annual Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C., two years ago.) Shes a natural at quirky dialogue and scenes. This amateur cast delivers them with varying degrees of success. Newcomer Mike Carlip, making his debut at Theatre Conspiracy, gives a strong portrayal as Gordons overlooked brother, Dwight. His performance couldve tipped over into stereotype, but doesnt. And Madison Mitchell plays The Other Woman with fierce confidence and verve. Joann Haley, a well-known face in local productions, portrays Gordons sophisticated widow with perfect, pouty haughtiness. (The scene where she gets drunk and lets her hair down is particularly well done.) Gordons mother (Louise Wigglesworth) is regal, snooty and a little crass; its difficult to read her character. At her sons memorial service, she rants about cell phones and says there are only three places free of them: church, the theater and the toilet. Unfortunately, her characters wrong about all three. (Ive seen people use their cell phones while seated at a Broadway show and also at local venues.) And when Gordon starts talking, he seems more like an extra from The Sopranos than someone from a wealthy, upper-class family. While I loved seeing this play performed, and liked director Karen Goldbergs staging, I also felt there were levels of nuance missing. As the adage goes, dying is easy, comedy is hard. And Ms. Ruhls satirical, offbeat humor is difficult to pull off. Dead Mans Cell Phone is surrealistic, bringing us at one point to the afterlife where, were told, there are laundromats where the dead have to stand around nude while washing the clothes in which they died. Theres also a great scene about the joys of stationery, where Jean and Dwight wax ecstatic about the tactile pleasures of different papers. This play is as insightful as it is funny. We crave connection, but while were talking more, were actually connecting less, as we walk around, cell phones glued to our ears, blathering to someone on the other end while ignoring those around us. Theres more talk and less genuine conversation. Nothing is really silent anymore, one character notes. While were able to stay connected to people no matter where we are, thanks to cell phones, we also find ourselves truly connecting with people less and less. The props are minimal a table and chairs, a pew and a lectern as is the music Philip Glasss minimalist instrumentals. Thanks to director Ms. Goldberg, this is some of the best use of music Ive seen in a local production. There are also some nice special effects in a couple scenes dancing lights, and lit, clear umbrellas with each person encased in a shell, talking, talking, talking on a cell phone. Though the acting is uneven, Dead Mans Cell Phone is an entertaining and thought-provoking production, right in line with Theatre Conspiracys mission to bring cutting-edge theater to Southwest Florida. >>What: Dead Mans Cell Phone >>When: through Dec. 18 >>Where: Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance For the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. >>Cost: $18 >>Info: 936-3239 or in the know


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That belief is championed by economists Lester Thurlow and Robert Barro and management consultant Peter Drucker. Examine history and look around you now, and you will see many examples of people who have contributed their own funds to ensure the fullest potential of people.A historical storyBenjamin Rush, one of the lesserknown signers of the Declaration of Independence, exemplifies the benefit our republic received in its earliest days by an investment made in his education. Mr. Rush obtained a medical education in Europe because Benjamin Franklin personally financed his studies. Mr. Rush returned to America and became the first physician to advocate treating the mentally ill. He increased his range of influence to support public education of all citizens. He truly recognized the benefit to society if as many people as possible were to achieve their highest potential. He also wanted African-Americans to be freed and to participate in the educational system. In addition to serving as president of the Abolitionist Society founded by Benjamin Franklin, Mr. Rush strongly supported the education of women and girls. He saw that it was necessary to eliminate the disparity of education and knowledge between sexes. Mr. Rushs influence would not have been as meaningful, nor would it have had the same impact, had Mr. Franklin not stepped up to fill the gap and finance Mr. Rushs considerable education. Mr. Franklin said, An investment in education always pays the best interest. Mr. Rush certainly returned the investment with considerable interest.A present-day storyIn our own community here in Collier County, we have individuals like Mary Ingram. She and her late husband, Edgar, moved from Columbus, Ohio, to Naples many years ago. Mrs. Ingram has continued the tradition of philanthropy that her husbands family, which founded the White Castle restaurant chain, began. Through the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation, she has made a significant investment in Collier County teachers, believing that helping teachers reach their full potential will, in turn, help students reach theirs. Mrs. Ingram understands that teachers have the ability to point students to higher goals and provide the tools and thinking skills they need to reach those goals. She began working with the Education Foundation of Collier County several years ago and has enthusiastically embraced the Foundations various programs for teachers. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition program allows the community to recognize and thank excellent teachers. She has also supported the past Academy of Teachers and now the Building Bridges Educator Corps as well. Building Bridges engages principals and teachers from every school to work with each other and the community in collaborative ways. The Education Foundation has for the last 20 years been a strong and growing force in the community, she says. The support of the foundation gives us hope for the future of our students. Education Foundation programs have impacted hundreds of teachers and principals just in the past few years. Imagine how many students are influenced by so many educators. Mrs. Ingram sees this exponential benefit very clearly and understands what it means for a community to invest in the education of others so that they can enjoy independence, self-sufficiency and productivity. What Benjamin Franklin knew more than 200 years ago, we still know today: We will never regret the investment we make in education. It yields significant return for the economic and social well being of our community. Larry Waller is the founder and CEO of Waller Financial Planning Group Inc., a comprehensive planning and wealth management firm. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Waller Financial Planning Group Inc., a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Education Foundation of Collier County is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www. LARRY WALLER____________________Special To Florida Weekly

PAGE 65 Original Broadway cast recording onART BY MARK STUTZMAN December 28 January 2 239-481-4849 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES LIQUIDITY By Linda Thistle SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The savvy Sagittarian might be able to keep a family disagreement from spilling over by getting everyone involved to talk things out. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be careful not to push people too hard to meet your ideas of what the holiday weekends preparations should be. Best to make it a cooperative, not a coerced, effort. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected request could make you rethink a position youve had for a long time. Meanwhile, plan a family get-together for the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Someone might find that it was a fluke to try to use your sympathetic nature to get you to accept a situation youre not comfortable with. Good for you. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely. Also, expect an old friend to contact you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its not too early for the practical Bovine to begin planning possible changes for 2011. A recent contact can offer some interesting insights. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A request for an unusual favor should be carefully checked out. Also check the motives behind it. Your generosity should be respected, not exploited. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Party time beckons, but for some Moon Children, so do some workplace challenges. Deal with the second first, then youll be free to enjoy the fun time. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A warm response to an earlier request might be a positive indicator of whats ahead. Meanwhile, Cupid could pay a surprise visit to single Leos looking for love. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) How you respond to a proposed change in a project could affect your situation. Be prepared to show how well you would be able to deal with it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The revelation of a secret could cause some changes in how to deal with a workplace matter. It very likely also validates a position you have long held. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An attempt to get too personal could upset the very private Scorpio. Make it clear that theres a line no one crosses without your permission. BORN THIS WEEK: You like challenges that are both mental and physical, and you enjoy always beating your personal best. Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.


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Marvelasworld-classartistsilluminateobjects,balanceonwires, leapstructuresandredefineflightwithentertainingvariety.Dazzling choreographyandbrilliantillusionsareignitedbyspecialeffectsand performedtoastylishoriginalscoreofjazz,salsa,ballroom,popand trendybeatsfromthestreets.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 C11 Welcome To The Rileys (James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo) On a business trip to New Orleans, unhappily married Doug (Mr. Gandolfini) finds himself connected to a young stripper/prostitute (Ms. Stewart) in a paternal way. Add in Dougs wife (Ms. Leo), and a surrogate family is born. Mr. Gandolfini and Ms. Stewart offer strong performances in this moving family drama. Rated R.Burlesque (Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell) A small-town girl (Ms. Aguilera) who dreams of being a star moves to Los Angeles and finds work in a neo-Burlesque club (think stripteases without the stripping) run by an aging singer/dancer (Cher). The story is painfully predictable, but Ms. Aguilera holds her own as an actress, Cher is good, and the movie is exuberantly stylish and fun, which makes it one heck of a good show. Rated PG-13.Faster (Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace) An ex-con named Driver (Mr. Johnson) is tracked by a cop (Mr. Thornton) and a hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) as Driver tries to avenge his brothers murder. Theres some solid action and a good ole fashion revenge storyline, but the subplots are too overbearing for the story to click. Rated R. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............The best thing one can say about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is that its not as painfully slow as the franchises last installment, Prince Caspian, in which after 140 long minutes trees came to the rescue of our heroes. But just because Dawn Treader is 25 minutes shorter doesnt mean its good it just means its more watchable. With older siblings Peter (William Moseley) and Susan (Anna Popplewell) away, Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Keynes) are stuck living out World War II with their uncle in Cambridge, England. Also in the house is their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), an annoying little snot who even child abuse activists will want to smack in the lip.As the three early teens argue in a bedroom, they get sucked into a painting on the wall, and before they know it theyre on the Dawn Treader ship in Narnia with hunky but bland Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes).With Eustace obnoxious every step of the way, they soon learn why theyre there: to help Caspian fulfill an oath to find the seven lost Lords of Telmar, the best friends of his murdered father. Their journey takes them to five islands, each of which brings unexpected peril and adventure but none of which is very exciting. They also discover a green mist that has powers to kidnap peoples bodies and minds, but this intriguing idea is wasted. At the risk of being too harsh, much of director Michael Apteds film feels like aimless wandering on the high seas. Going from one adventure to the next can lead to solid action sequences, such as when the ship encounters a giant sea serpent, but they always feel like disparate pieces of a disjointed whole. This also needs to be said: A lot of people see Narnia as appealing for children and, yes, the values of self-worth and morality are important. But that doesnt change the fact that every time Lucy and Edmund are in Narnia, theyre nearly killed by oddly shaped, Middle-Earth lookin freaks. Frequently lured to the dark side by the White Witch (Tilda Swinton), Edmund always resists and barely escapes alive. Their savior is a giant talking lion (voiced by Liam Neeson) with a ferocious roar. How does everyone miss the fact that theres a war going on in the real world, and yet these kids are still much safer in reality? In short, Dawn Treader is about as mediocre as they come, with a story, acting and visual effects that are decent but unspectacular. And if youre considering seeing this in 3-D, for the love of mercy, dont. The 3-D is flat and lifeless and a waste of what otherwise would be a snazzy-looking pair of sunglasses. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@ and read more of his work at FILMS The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Is it worth $14 (3-D)? No Is it worth $10? No >> Skandar Keynes (Edmund) is focusing on Arabic studies at Cambridge University, which is where Narnia author C.S. Lewis taught literature from 1954-63. in the know danHUDAK


C12 WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 8 P.M. Best o f WGCU Tune in to find out whats hot FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 9 P.M. B est o f WGCU Tune in to find out whats hot. SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 8 P.M. B est o f WGCU Tune in to find out whats hot. SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 9 P.M. Mast erpiec e Classic: Sharpes Challenge British soldier-hero Col. Richard Sharpe comes out of retirement to quash a rebellion in British India and rescue his old friend Patrick Harper. 11 P.M. Mast erpiec e Classic: Sharpes Peril Colonel Richard Sharpe leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India, with the murderous army of an opium lord in hot pursuit. MONDAY, DEC. 20, 8 P.M. Antiques R oa dshow: Naughty or Nice Enlivening the year-end holiday season, this lineup of favorite appraisals from past seasons will satisfy everyones wish list. 9 P.M. Independent Lens: T he C alling Part 1A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim preparing to become the nations next generation of religious leaders, this two-part special follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 8 P.M. NOV A: Arctic Dinosaurs How is it that dinosaurs managed to survive and even thrive in the gloom of the dark and frigid polar regions? This is one of todays most intriguing, littleknown enigmas in paleontology. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 8 P.M. Secr ets o f the Dead: The Battle for the Bible The gripping stories of faith, flames and martyrdom that led to the Bibles translation into English. This week on WGCU TV The Calling The Battle for the Bible


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The lecture series will be held in the Watson Gallery at The von Liebig Art Center in downtown Naples. Seating is limited, and most lectures sell out. Tickets are $10 for Naples Art Association members and $15 for non-members. The lecture series is sponsored by The Arlington, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP and Rehmann. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit, Jan. 6, 6 p.m.The Auction Market Revealed: A View from Inside the IndustryLeslie Hindman of Leslie Hindman AuctioneersLeslie Hindman of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has remained a constant force behind high-profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts. Ms. Hindman is best known for her work on the Home and Garden Television Network, a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune and her critically acclaimed book Adventures at the Auction. She will share auction secrets and many of her experiences from two decades in the business. Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Art Theft & Art Fraud: The Challenges in Investigating Art CrimesDavid Beall and Timothy Carpenter, Federal Bureau of InvestigationHollywood loves a good art theft plot, and so will the audience as the series presents two experts in the field of art crimes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Based in Miami, Special Agents Timothy Carpenter and David Beall investigate international theft cases involving fine art, artifacts, war memorabilia and more. They will speak to the unique challenges they encounter while trying to return artwork to its rightful owners.Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. How the Internet Has Revolutionized Every Aspect of Art: Creation, Criticism, Curatorship, Exhibition and SalesJohn Hushon, artnetChairman of artnet and a Naples resident, John Hushon will discuss how the Internet has revolutionized how people create, buy, sell, auction, and exhibit art. An expert in this field, Mr. Hushons company, artnet, was founded in 1983 and has grown to become the largest publicly traded, Internetbased art company in the world. artnet hosts an online gallery featuring more than 166,000 pieces of art from over 39,000 artists from around the globe. Dealers, collectors, artists and art students rely on artnet for research, pricing trends, communication and sales.Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.Nazi Looted Art and the American ResponseStephen Knerly Jr., Hahn Loeser & Parks LLPA partner with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Stephen J. Knerly Jr. is an expert in art law and museum law. He has represented hundreds of clients including museums in buying and selling domestic and international fine art. Although Nazi looting of fine art and collectibles occurred nearly seven decades ago, the art world is still trying to right the wrongs. Mr. Knerly will discuss what is being done today, and what any art collector should know prior to making a purchase to validate provenance.Friday, March 11, 4 p.m.Cuban Art A Journey in Time and PlaceDr. Carol Damian, the Frost Art MuseumAn authority on Latin American and Caribbean Art, Dr. Carol Damian is a professor of art history and the director and chief curator of the Frost Art Museum at Florida International College. She is cocurating an exhibition at The von Liebig titled Cuba on My Mind, which will run March 12-April 30 and will feature work from artists who reside in Cuba and Cuban-American artists. In addition to modern-day Cuban works, the exhibition will take a look back in time. Dr. Damian will discuss how artists and artwork have changed over the past century from the pre-revolution era to current-day Cuban life. 2011 von Liebig art lecture series kicks off Jan. 6


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720 5th Avenue South (239) 304-9460www.thejollycricket.comKIM PAGE BANDSaturday NIGHT 10:00 pm WE WILL BE OPEN LUNCH & DINNER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND HAVE A SPECIAL PARTY FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE. EARLY DINING MENU From 5 6pm Includes a Glass of Wine NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 A Passion for Tarpon, by Andy Mill. Wild River Press. 510 pages. $100 Randy Wayne Whites Ultimate Tarpon Book, edited by Randy Wayne White and Carlene Fredericka Brennen. University Press of Florida. 480 pages. $34.95FLORIDA WRITERS Both keepers: two new tomes about Florida tarponFishing for a holiday gift? These two lavishly produced volumes will satisfy the knowledge hunger of any fly-fishing aficionado. However, the audience for these gloriously illustrated books on the silvery tarpon should be wider than that of sports fishermen. Tarpon fishing has long been part of the Florida way of life. To learn about its methods, its challenges, its heroes and its domain is to learn, through a special lens, about a special state. While the two books overlap in many ways, each has its own distinction. Andy Mills A Passion for Tarpon is first of all an elaborate how-to book on catching the giant tarpon with a fly rod. Through new interviews with legendary guides and stellar fishermen, as well as through contributions commissioned for the book by experts on technical matters, Mr. Mill presents an encyclopedic volume of information in an easy, accessible and entertaining manner. His competitive passion, first brought to world renown as an Olympic downhill skier, continues as a multi-time tarpon tournament champion in the Florida Keys and as an advocate for this challenging sport and the way of life that surrounds it.The oversized book is generously illustrated, sometimes with old advertisements and magazine covers, sometimes with photographs from the collections of various contributors, but primarily and most notably with glorious original photographs by Pat Ford. The dazzling double-page spreads of Mr. Fords work that will make readers gasp with astonishment and understand why the book needs to carry such a high price.Publisher Thomas Peros interview with author and tarpon fanatic Thomas McGuane is a literary high point in the book, which also contains a substantial bibliography and an index. Randy Wayne Whites Ultimate Tarpon Book takes a somewhat different approach. Mr. White and Carlene Brennan have organized and introduced a selection of previously published writings by a wide range of authors. Mr. White, once a fishing guide himself before becoming a best-selling suspense novelist, has over the years amassed an exceptional library of writings about tarpon and tarpon fishing history, and this collection is drawn upon for the book. Each selection is effectively contextualized by a brief introduction. The most fascinating materials are those first published in local newspapers and periodicals during the last two decades of the 19th century and in the early decades of the 20th. These are primary materials for an understanding of the sport and especially of its place in the history of Southwest Florida more specifically, greater Fort Myers and that special body of living water called Tarpon Bay. Rather than looking back on history, these selections put us inside it and justify the books subtitle: The Birth of Big Game Fishing. Several selections develop the history of tarpon game fishing as an important industry that contributes significantly to the tourist economy. Most of the great names of the sport, whether as participants or historian-narrators, are represented here. So also are the celebrities connected with tarpon fishing, such as Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, Thomas Edison, master angler and storyteller Nick Lyons and A.W. Dimock, the Wall Street tycoon who became a pioneer in the sport and a trailblazer in documenting its early history. This volume, a pleasing prose mosaic and tribute to a life-shaping sport, is also copiously illustrated, with well over 200 black-andwhite photos. Many of these are from the same sources as the articles, while others are from private and public collections. Follow your budget and take your pick from these two tarpon tomes. You cant go wrong with either one. BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly MILL WHITE econ M na m wh e o r a r e So r it i t a r a s Za as an N D S b t b i f s y f t i n g i Th ing tri b sp o i llu o v e w h o f s a m ar ar pu a n fr p g o b i i


16205 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 245-7335 Fort M rs 3 39 ort Myer FL 3 9 08 8 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 7 4 4 5 5 24 ) ) 2 9 9 ) ) 39 2 2 2 2 ( ( 2 2 ( 2 3 3 3 3 39 239 245 733 23 45 73 3 3 (2 (2 3 9) 9) 24 4 45 73 3 3 5 (The Forest Country Club) MURPHY BED HOME OFFICES Come by to collect your FREE stocking filled with goodies and a savings certificate! Office A BedR NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 Nearly 70 years ago, the skies over Southwest Florida were filled with warplanes swooping and diving above the gulf waters. America was at war and one of its most critical bases was headquartered in the wet scrublands east of Fort Myers. It was called Buckingham Army Air Field and its impact on the entire Southwest coast of Florida has been felt for decades. The base is the subject of a new book, titled simply Buckingham Army Air Field. It explores the rich and compelling history of the base through the archival documents, the recollections of veterans who served there and nearly 200 historic photographs, most taken during the war years. Buckingham AAF, as it was known, was a primary training base for aerial gunners, the daring men who manned the gun turrets on bombers, protecting them from enemy aircraft. Over the course of several weeks, new recruits fresh off of family farms and out of high school hallways were given grueling lessons in precision gunnery. Starting with rifles, the young men would shoot at skeet, practicing their aim. Soon, they would find themselves firing from the back of a moving truck and then from an actual plane soaring skyward. The next stop for these brave soldiers the war theaters in Europe and the Pacific. In Buckingham Army Air Field, readers will discover how the base was built, how the men were trained and what life was like in this military community that was actually larger than all the surrounding towns. With its airport, churches, barracks, stores, a swimming pool, a baseball field and even a hospital, the base was a city unto itself, said the books co-author, longtime Southwest Florida journalist Chris Wadsworth. Some 16,000 men and women lived and worked at Buckingham at its peak. There are many fascinating histories revealed in the book, including how Buckingham was home to an early version of virtual reality as student gunners practiced shooting light guns at images of planes projected on a giant screen. There are tales of the WASPs women pilots who earned the respect of their male counterparts as they flew planes on critical training missions over Southwest Florida. Buckingham Army Air Field also explores the modern-day remnants of the base that can still be found from buildings and streets to military medals and soldiers personal effects uncovered with metal detectors in the area. The base greatly stimulated the local economy during its three years in operation and, over the coming decades, thousands of veterans who trained at Buckingham returned to area towns and settled down, said co-author Matt Johnson, general manager and historian at the Southwest Florida Museum of History. The histories of places such as Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and Port Charlotte were influenced by these men and women, who became local business operators and civic leaders. Buckingham Army Air Field is published by Arcadia Publishing, which has more than 6,000 history titles focusing on communities around the United States. It also has a growing fan base on the books Facebook page, which is filled with fun facts from Buckingham AAF and many additional images from the base and the World War II era. To learn more about the new book Buckingham Army Air Field and the history of the World War II era Buckingham base, log onto The books can be purchased from most area and online booksellers, including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Amazon, Macintosh Books & Paper and the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2300 Peck St., Fort Myers. New book brings SWFL World War II history to life COURTESY PHOTOS d o tr i n to s e c Jo m ri w u h s u N P i n m w b C OURTESY PHOTO S Fighter planes >> What: Book signing for Buckingham Army Air Field >> Who: Matt Johnson, co-author, historian and general manager at the Southwest Florida Museum of History >> Where: Macintosh Books & Paper, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel >> When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 >> Info: 472-1447 in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Men in Black Celebrate with UsCHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEARS EVE FEATURING 3 MOUTH-WATERING SPECIALS Grilled Seafood Trio | Herb Crusted Prime Rib Holiday Mixed Grill Also Serving from Our Daily Printed Menu THE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299 Contact us for holiday 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda at941-575-2121 S S S u u r r p p p r r i i s s e e t t h h e e o o n n e e y y y o o u u l l l o o o v v v e e w w w i i t t h h h a a g g i i f f f t t f f f f r r o o o m m m NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Santa Claus hasnt always been a fat, jolly man with a beard and a red coat. He hasnt even always lived at the North Pole. The Santa of today often is called the Coca-Cola Santa because he was first drawn in the 1930s for a series of Coke ads. Before that, a similar Santa had been drawn for magazine covers by N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. Even the name Santa isnt very old. The child of the 19th century called the famous Christmas figure Santa Claus only after 1863, when Thomas Nasts illustrations included the name and pictured him at the North Pole. Santas early suits were shown in many different colors, including blue. Earlier 19th-century Christmas figures were named St. Nick or St. Nicholas because of the poem The Night Before Christmas. He was then a plump elf, small enough to fit down a chimney. Why he had become so small is a mystery, because in the 18th century he was a tall saint dressed in a bishops coat. He had a long white beard and a staff. Early Dutch settlers in America added a round belly and a clay pipe. And all of these versions of Santa go back to the original saintly Bishop Nicholas of Myra, who lived in Greece in the third century. He was known for good deeds and for secretly putting coins into shoes left outside. Q: You recently answered a question about a 1976 Joey Stivic doll and said it was the first anatomically correct boy doll. But I have a Mattel Baby Brother Tenderlove doll with a body marked 975. Hes also anatomically correct. A: Its likely that both dolls were on the market around the same time in the mid-1970s. Mattel may have introduced its 12-inch Baby Tenderlove brother doll a little earlier than Ideal sold the 14-inch Joey Stivic doll. Stivic is better-known because the baby was a character on the TV show All in the Family. Both dolls sell for about $50 today. Q: My mother left me a china plate thats marked Xmas 1916 with compliments from James Norris Ltd. Wine and spirit merchants, Burslem. Can you tell me something about it? A: James Norris Ltd. was the name of a bottling plant and brewery in Burslem, England, from at least the late 1800s into the 1930s. Its buildings were demolished in the 1950s. James Norris apparently contracted with local potteries to make Christmas gifts for his customers. Unless you can find a manufacturers mark on the plate, its impossible to tell which pottery Santa has changed his look throughout the centuriesKOVELS: ANTIQUES terryKOVEL Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA & E TW0 C29ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSave the Date Society Cuisine WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 in the know Here are some art festivals on the calendar for the coming season: Art in the Park The 54th season P ark Street, Naples Jan. 1, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2 Naples Bay Art Walks Jan. 15-16, Feb. 19-20, March 19-20, April 17-18, May 21-22 594-2978 15th annual Downtown Naples New Y ear s Weekend Art Festival Jan. 1-2 Bonita Springs National Art F estiv al The Promenade at Bonita Bay Jan. 15-16 The Naples Masters Winter Art F estiv al Collection at Vanderbilt Boulderbrook Productions Jan. 22-23 Ole Art Festival Naples and Ole Jazz F est Naples Lely Resort Feb. 12-13 5th annual Coconut Point Art F estiv al Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors Feb. 12-13 32nd annual Naples National Art F estiv al Naples Art Association Cambier Park and Eighth Street Feb. 26-27 2nd annual Mercato Fine Arts F estiv al Naples Art Association March 5-6 The Naples Masters Art Festival The Collection at V anderbilt March 6-7 Bonita Springs National Art F estiv al The Promenade at Bonita Bay March 12-13 www.artinusa. com/bonita 23rd annual Downtown Naples F estiv al of the Arts Naples Art Association March 26-27 The Marco Island Masters F estiv al of the ArtsElkam Circle across from the EsplanadeBoulderbrook Productions April 9-10 In a first-of-its-kind report, Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals finds outdoor arts festivals attract a range of audiences, they enhance their communities as creative placemakers, and they are a gateway to arts attendance. More than 100 million Americans attend arts and cultural festivals each year. It is time that we start to examine these festivals more closely, said National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman. In his message in the report, Mr. Landesman encouraged audiences to share their reactions to the survey on the NEA Art Works blog. Live from Your Neighborhood is the first-ever survey of U.S. outdoor arts festivals. The survey analyzes data from 1,413 outdoor festivals in nearly every state and Washington, D.C. The survey reflects a cross-section of outdoor arts festivals in artistic disciplines such as music, visual arts and crafts, dance, folk and traditional arts, theater, literature and film. Festival audiences, programming, staffing and finances are also reviewed. Seven case studies profile a variety of outdoor festivals in large and small communities around the country, such as the Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, Mass., and the Tamejavi Festival in Fresno, Calif. Arts festivals are one of the most popular arts activities according to the NEAs Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, reflecting the growing demand for informal and interactive arts experiences. Among the main findings: Outdoor arts festivals are creative placemakers, and are integrated into the community. More than half of the festivals surveyed (59 percent) have occurred in their host communities for more than 10 years. Outdoor arts festivals are smalltown affairs, with most festivals (77 percent) taking place in towns with fewer than 250,000 residents, and 39 percent of these in towns with fewer than 10,000 people. Festivals also provide education, employment, and volunteer opportunities to local residents. Outdoor arts festivals rely heavily on volunteers: 61 percent of festivals have year-round volunteer staff. On average, festivals have two to three paid, full-time, year-round staff, two to three part-time staff, and 15 volunteers. The case studies also reveal that volunteers provide professional services of significant value (marketing, event logistics, and fundraising) and take pride in their role as ambassadors for both the community and artists. Most festivals have strong public-private partnerships, with 88 percent receiving support from corporate sponsors, foundations, or local, state, or federal government. Additionally, the case studies note that successful outdoor arts festivals present special challenges that require working partnerships with local government and public agencies. To best manage the myriad logistical and programmatic demands, festivals require support from municipal departments such as police, parks and recreation, tourism, street and sanitation services, and schools. Outdoor arts festivals have diverse art forms and audiences. Typical outdoor festivals showcase many different art forms, with music (81 percent) and visual arts and crafts (67 percent) being the most common. Outdoor arts festival audiences are more representative of the U.S. population than audiences for many other types of arts activities; in general, Hispanic and African American audiences account for a higher percentage of audiences at outdoor arts festivals than at most benchmark arts activities (such jazz or classical music concerts, opera, plays, ballet, or museums). Festivals yield a wide range of attendance rates, from fewer than 1,000 to 500,000 people or more. Nearly half (45 percent) of festivals reported audiences of fewer than 5,000 people, and another 25 percent reported 10,00049,900 attendees. The largest festivals, attracting more than a half-million people, were in urban areas such as Chicago, Ill., San Diego, Calif., and Washington, D.C. Outdoor arts festivals are a gateway to the arts. Many outdoor arts festivals share characteristics that make them appealing to audiences. Most festivals are free (59 percent), and many others offer discounted tickets. Festivals present high-quality, curated arts programming for audiences. Most outdoor arts festivals (64 percent) feature arts education opportunities. In the case studies, audiences said they liked the informal, family friendly setting where they can talk directly with participating artists. Audiences also said that they discovered art they would not have sought out on their own, suggesting that outdoor arts festivals are a bridge to new kinds of arts attendance. For a copy of the full report, visit www. National report documents benefits of arts festivalsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTONaples art festivals draw big crowds


Come celebrate the holidays every evening outdoors in Sugden Plaza beside McCabes Irish Pub and GrilleSUNday, December 26th thru Sunday, January 2ND.Its a Winter Wonderland with holiday decor, glittering lights and a fun & festive tempo. Entertainment will start at 6:00 pm nightly with dancing & music under the stars and enjoy food and drink specials in the plaza. Come meet your neighbors, make new friends and share in the spirit of the season.239.403.8777For a detailed listing of events, see our calendar at www.innon Sponsored by and Sp 699 fth avenue south, naples, orida 34102 FESTIVE on Fifth Avenuefa la la laFIFTH! 2333-TIOF-FLWkly-Ad.indd 1 12/3/10 12:47 PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Five Stars will be honored at UAC luncheon in MarchThe United Arts Council of Collier County holds its annual Stars in the Arts awards celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Naples Grande. Chosen from among 53 nominees, the five honorees for 2011 are the Naples Music Club, Kristen Coury of the Gulfshore Playhouse, Mark Danni of TheatreZone, Donna Fiala and Opera Naples. Luncheon tickets are $95 per person. For reservations or more information, call 263-3830 or visit announced for Storybook BallRonald McDonald House Charities of SWF announces Home-Tech and Trane as co-presenting sponsors of the 2011 Storybook Ball set for Saturday, April 9, at the Naples Grand Hotel. The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families with children receiving treatment at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. This is a very busy place, says Heidi Frederic, founder and chairperson of the Storybook Ball. We rely on our community supporters like Home-Tech and Trane with their generous financial support, and we certainly depend on our appliances and air-conditioning units to remain in working order at all times as well, again, thanks to Home-Tech. Home-Tech has been a Trane dealer for more than 20 years. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information visit company signs to sponsor CelebrationThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and The Naples Trust Company have donated $50,000 to the FGCU Presidents Celebration set for Saturday, Jan. 15, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The Sanibel Captiva and Naples Trust Company are pleased to sponsor this years FGCU Presidents Celebration, says company CEO and co-chairman Al Hanser. We strongly support FGCUs educational curriculum and scholarship program. Company co-chair Chip Lesch is chairman of the FGCU Foundation. The signature event of the university and hosted by the Foundation, the Presidents Celebration is an evening of fine dining and entertainment designed to raise scholarship funds for FGCU students. This years theme is Transforming Dreams. Individual gala tickets are $750. For more information, call Michele Kroffke at 590-1074 or e-mail mkroffke@ vet will promote pet-human bondAmericas Favorite Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker will reveal The Health Secrets to Long Life and Happiness Achieved Through the Human-Animal Bond and share his Top 10 Tips to Keeping our Pets Healthy when he visits Naples on Sunday, Jan. 16. The program is presented by The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. PARADE magazine columnist, resident veterinarian on ABC-TVs Good Morning America show and The Dr. Oz Show and best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul, Dr. Becker will speak at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Bay Community Center. Admission is $75 per person. For an additional $75, guests can attend a cocktail party and book signing with Dr. Becker beginning at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Diane Koestner at 6498040 or e-mailing India here in NaplesThe David Lawrence Foundation will hold India: An Exotic Journey, on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Naples Yacht Club. Dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction are on the evenings program, all designed to recreate elements of Indias rich history, exquisite palaces and temples, opulent royal cities and diverse kaleidoscope of landscapes. From snake charmers to elephants and the beauty of the Himalayas and the Taj Mahal, every detail will be carefully attended. East Indian attire is welcomed and encouraged. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $5,000 per table of 10. For more information or to reserve a ticket, contact the David Lawrence Foundation at 354-1416.Lace up your sneakers for the YYMCA of the Palms holds its annual Sneaker Ball the evening of Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road. Leave your gown and tux at home and dress casually from head to toe for this fun event that helps the Y help underprivileged children and families in the Collier County community. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call 598-5143 or visit www. Anne School celebrates with SaksThe Saint Anne School Foundation celebrates 10 years of partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue for a benefit fashion show the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 19. The event will honor that history with a retrospective of fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue designers of the past 10 years. The elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, fashions and entertainment takes place at the Saint Anne Jubilee Center. For more information, call 262-4110.Ave Maria plans fashion showThe Ave Maria Founders Club of Naples will holds the third annual Spring Luncheon and Style Show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Ave Maria University. The event benefits the Ave Maria University Student Financial Aid Fund. Free bus transportation from Naples will be provided. A gentlemens table will be available for spouses, who will also be able to take a guided tour of the Ave Maria oratory, the Annunciation sculpture and the school campus. Call Sydney McManus at 250-3537 or e-mail for reservations. Overnight accommodations can be arranged in the universitys Xavier Hall by calling 304-7206.SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY s TRANSFER YOUR VHS, 8MM, 16MM TO DVD STILL TIME FOR HOLIDAY DELIVERY! Outdoor Seating Available s Dine-In Take-Out/Catering 11:30 am-10 pm s Reservation Suggested1/2 price drinks & selected appetizers at the bar, patio & dining s 4:00 pm-6:00 pmHappy HourAN EXTRAORDINARY RESTAURANT OUT OF MANHATTAN1/2 from Florida Weekly, Karen Feldman 14700 Tamiami Trail N. Unit 6 Naples(NEXT TO NAPLES TOMATO)239-254-8973 s 1/2 PRICE BUY ONE LUNCH ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE Dine in only. Cannot be combined with any other o er. Specials NOT available on Holidays. Expires 12/31/10 10% 18% gratuity added to check prior to discount. Cannot be combined with any other o ers. One coupon per table. Specials NOT available on Holidays. Expires 12/31/10OFFENTIRE BILL Now accepting reservations for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years Day Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro DEPARTS FORT MYERS 8:30AM & 11:30AM Call for more information and to make reservations.*Vouchers must be purchased before December 23rd, 2010 valid for travel up to two years as of January 1, 2011. The perfect gift for yourself, family, friends, co-workers. 2011NEWYEARSEVECRUISE KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress f K t K y K *Roundtrip Required $ 99 w w w w w w w w w . s s s e e e a a a k k k e e e y y y y w w w e e e s s s t t t e e e x x x p p p p r r r e e e s s s s s s . c c c o o o m m m WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 C31SAVE THE DATE Rookery Bay plans another BashFriends of Rookery Bay will hold the second annual Batfish Bash from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Lavern Gaynor is the honorary chair, and Sharda Spahr is event chair. The evening will include cocktails and hors doeuvres featuring the Batfish Brew, a wild silent auction of outdoor adventures and other items including getaways to Costa Rica, a private cabin in North Carolina and a New Hampshire inn; original jewelry created just for the Bash; and a shark tagging expedition. Russells Catering will set up Old Florida fare food stations, and the Raiford Starke Band will strike up a tune for the Batfish Boogie, written especially for the event by Bill Beach. A patron party with a sunset cruise will be held Feb. 24 at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. All proceeds will help Rookery Bay continue its youth science education programs, environmental research projects and community outreach activities. Title sponsor of the second annual Bash is Fifth Third Bank. Tickets are $150 (patrons, $250). For reservations or more information, call 417-6310, ext. 409, visit www.rookerybay. org/batfishbash or e-mail 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.Furry Valentine fun in FebruaryThe Humane Society Naples 11th annual Pet Lovers Gala is set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Guests are invited to bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs with them to the gala (only one dog per couple). The Wigglebutt Inn will host a Wiggle Room where Inkos Exemplary Pet Care Services will provide dog massages. Tickets are $275 per person and $50 per pet. Call 643-1880 for more information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.Theres Magic in the airMagic Under the Mangroves, the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas seventh annual signature fundraiser, is set for Thursday, March 3, at Cap dAntibes in Pelican Bay. Patron packages begin at $3,500, and individual tickets are $550. For more information, call 403-4219 or visit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. 3-Course Dinner FALL SPECIAL $19.10 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Everyday Waterfront Reservations Recommended Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 SAVE THE DATE Ave Maria gala for scholarshipsAve Maria University holds its seventh annual Gyrene Gala on Saturday, March 5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Proceeds will benefit the schools scholarship fund for Marines and combat veterans from all branches of the military who are interested in attending AMU. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, call Dalna Berrios at 280-1523 or e-mail sure to go to Bucket List Bash The American Cancer Society presents the first Bucket List Bash to help raise funds and awareness beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. High bidders on an array of creative auction items designed to celebrate life will be able to cross off incredible experiences on their bucket lists. For reservations or more information, contact Kim Azar-Anderson at the American Cancer Society, 261-0337.Golden Apple at the PhilThe Golden Apple Teachers, along with the Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Teachers of the Year, will be recognized at the 21st annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration presented by the Suncoast for Kids Foundation on Tuesday, May 3, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $250. For more information, call 643-4755.Heart Ball takes place at Hyatt RegencyThe American Heart Association holds the Southwest Florida Heart Ball on Saturday, April 30, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. An estimated 600 guests are expected. Chaired for 2011 by Fred Pezeshkan of Kraft Construction and Dr. Joseph Shepard of Florida Gulf Coast University, the Heart Ball is a black-tie event that includes gourmet dining, dancing, outstanding entertainment and a silent auction. Sponsors include Lee Memorial Health System; Kraft Construction; Florida Gulf Coast University; Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A.; Home-Tech; Fifth Third Bank; Norman Love Confections; and media sponsors Waterman Broadcasting, Gulfshore Life and Comcast. For more information, call Regan Goldberg at 498-4901 or e-mail regan.




C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Christmas at Palm CottageThe annual gala of the Naples Historical Society We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Lynne Shotwell and Harriet Toadvine 2. Lynnette and Richard Merillat 3. Stella and Peter Thomas 4. Ted and Lindsay Corbin 5. Mary Smith, Harry Guild and Nina Webber 6. Pat Morris, Connie Carder, Tish Homan and Patt Gamine Kingham 7. Mike and Shirley Benson 8. Chip and Lynne Shotwell, Jinx and Lloyd Liggett 9. Vicky and Byron Smith with Ellin Goetz 10. Diane and Mark Koestner, Elaine Reed and Don Wingard 11. Craig and Wendy Lyon, Susan Becker and Edward BransilverBERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY AND WENDY CASTLE / COURTESY PHOTOS 1234 5 67 8 9 10 11


FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Chaine des Rotisseurs have a holiday party at LaPlayaWe 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. Sharon Treiser, David Leigh, Ann Walsh and Joe Chambers 2. Rona Steingart, Joel Shapses, Beatrice Andrews and Joyce Heist 3. Marie-Ange and Bernard Katzeff and Jennifer Nodes 4. Keith and Gina Short with Jack OBrien 1. John and Judy Hushon 2. Robert and Joyce Evans 3. Annette Boucher and JoAnne Kuehner 4. Ken Evenstad and Sandi Moran 5. Kristen Ferrara and Al Rupp 6. Robin Hamilton and Brad HeigesMARY LINA IVES / FLORIDA WEEKLY SARA DEWBERRY / COURTESY PHOTOSNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 1 34 2 A RY LINA IVE S / FL O RIDA WEEKLY Opening reception for Naples Collects at The von Liebig 1 4 2 5 6 3


C36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY A Holiday Stroll and Fashion Show at MercatoWe 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. Carol, Anthony and Laura Bonavico 2. Ho! Ho! Ho! 3. Valerie and Nizar Ghoussaini and Pharoah 4. Carly, Cassandra and Isabella Hill with Mike and Cindy Myers 5. Debbie and Bob Kozyak 6. James Madore, Jessica Chicco, Pam and Jim MadoreJASON EASTERLY / COURTESY PHOTOS AND MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 5 23 6


FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY The Forum Club meets at the Naples Beach Hotel Ready to judge decorations on Marco IslandWe 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@ And the winner isAll set to do their final judging in the Marco Island Christmas decorations contest on Friday, Dec. 17, are: Front row Donna Rohrbach, Liz Doyle, Dottie Weiner, Diane Honecker and Nancy Carrington Second row Ken Honecker, Richard Niess, Mike and Carla Mickes, Joe Carrington, Debbie and Marty Roddy Third row Linda Turner, Jeanne Rice, Jerry Swiacki and Ann Niess Back row Bob Boland, Dave Rice, Larry Sacher and Jim Rohrbach 1. Dick Rogan and Rich Borchers 2. Deta and Jack Stafford 3. Pat Franciosi, Barbara Wilson and Marilyn Beddor 4. Peter Manion, Herb Rowe and Linda Flewellin PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 COURTESY PHOTO 12 34


River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Become a Jacks Member Today! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, 6355 Naples Blvd.; 593-5550 This relative newcomer manages to accomplish what many of the big boys dont: It delivers first-rate Asian fare with style and flair in an intimate and peaceful setting. Owners John and On Augsondthung are from Thailand but have a firm grasp on the intricacies of sushi, which Mr. Augsondthung expertly crafts while his wife handles the front of the house and an uncle takes care of the hot Thai dishes. A Fuji lobster roll melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago. Another clever dish is called tuna chips, which blends raw tuna, avocado, scallions and a spicy sauce with tortilla chips. Pad Thai devotees will swoon at Fujis version. Other standouts include lettuce wraps, ninja shrimp, royal duck curry and fried bananas served with blueberry jam and stripes of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2009 Marias Restaurant, 27080 Old 41, Bonita Springs; 495-1868 For those who know Mexican food is much more than fajitas and tacos, theres Marias, a bastion of authentic south-of-the-border fare at bargain prices. Located just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens, its been a fixture on Old 41 since the early s. The menu offers a dizzying array of Mexican food. I loved the queso fundido, a cheese dip full of chewy crumbles of chorizo, and the sopecitos, three corn masa pancakes topped with refrieds, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. Lamb tacos were delicious with onions and parsley and tampiquena tender, well-seasoned pork served with three cheese enchiladas and tomatillo sauce were excellent as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010 Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the burn by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a five-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2008 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor he freshest and a m and I f ull y l ots o f p hotos g ordering easy e who love pho e Sai g on allows b y adding the r noteworthy l led summer a stes far bet n -fried cre p e se a foo d. its a s ose m il e c an Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South; 262-5500 Chef Tony Ridgway and his business partner, wine expert Sukie Honeycutt, have been integral members of the Naples dining scene for more than two decades and they still deliver inventive food and intriguing wines with gracious hospitality. The menu features top-drawer ingredients crab cakes full of big chunks of crab, shaved slices of grana padano atop a well-balanced Caesar, fresh Florida seafood and a house-made apple galette with cinnamon ice cream that inspired sighs of contentment from all at our table. Whether its comfort fare, such as a Bell & Evans herb-roasted chicken, or something more contemporary, like the grilled red snapper with mango salsa and potato and artichoke gratin, its perfectly prepared and purposefully plated. The staff is as polished and appealing as the menu. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2009 Stoneys Steakhouse, 403 Bayfront Place; 435-9353 Im generally not big fan of steakhouses, but Stoneys is a noteworthy exception. An independent restaurant, Stoneys oozes grandeur and treats its customers like treasured guests while also providing great value and quality. From the oversized chairs with extra pillows for comfort to the vast wine list, the tableside preparation of prime rib, bananas Foster and cherries jubilee, and the stellar service, Stoneys makes a meal a special occasion. I can recommend the French onion soup (which comes with a pair of scissors for snipping the cheese), a lobster-stuffed portobello mushroom, the well-seasoned prime rib, grouper Provencal over Parmesan risotto and the aforementioned cherries jubilee. An added bonus: Entrees come with side dishes included in the price. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2009


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-22, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Thursday, Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Celebrate the holidays with a pastry and wine tasting that includes buche de Noel, cookies, carrot cake, cassis almond tarts, pumpkin pie, Hess Shirttail Vineyards Chardonnay, Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc and Layer Cake Primitivo, among others; free, 1300 Third St.; 262-7999. T hursday, Dec. 16, 4-10 p.m., Cathy OClarkes Irish Pub and Restaurant: The restaurant will donate 30 percent of all proceeds on this evening to the Naples Orchestra and Chorus; 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 642-9709. Reservations recommended. Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods: The Top 10 holiday wines tasting features the favorite wines of the chains national wine buyers; $10, Mercato; register online at Saturday, Dec. 18, 3-5 p.m., Tonys Off Third: New wine manager Wayne Walker hosts a weekly wine tasting; 1300 Third St. South; 262-7999. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1-3 p.m., Whole Foods: Healthy eating specialist Robin Murray shows how to make edamame guacamole and offers recipe cards for this health-conscious appetizer; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shelly Connors demonstrates holiday appetizers; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1:30 a.m.-noon, Whole Foods: Enjoy a vegetarian breakfast from the Engine 2 Diet, featuring migas especiales, salsa, refried beans, corn tortillas and juice; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Reserve online at Lifestylecenter. Thursday, Dec. 23, 4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m., Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar: Take part in a homestyle feast, with meals served family-style in large platters and bowls; $15 per person; Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050. Reservations required. Monday, Dec. 27, 5-7 p.m., Pure Urban Oasis: Sample the wines of New Zealands Nobilo winery; $10 (can be used as credit toward dinner that night), Mercato; 5147873. Reservations preferred. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shelly Connors will demonstrate and serve some of the years best recipes; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR ., P ur e in es o f $ 10 r d 4 One of the questions I hear a lot is, Where can we find a good Sunday brunch? There are a few around, but most of the good ones come with hefty price tags. Naples Tomato is an exception. Its reasonably priced yet manages to provide a selection of well-executed dishes, along with good service and a stylish setting in which to dine. At present, there seems to be some confusion about the price of the Sunday buffet. Its usually $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. The chalkboard outside the restaurant last Sunday indicated adults were $16.95 and children were $12.95. The restaurants website says the current special price is $16.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids. And, should you sign up to become a member of The Vine, the restaurants e-newsletter, you can enjoy the brunch for an even more modest $14.95. Even at the top price, its a good deal. While theres not an overwhelming array of dishes, what is offered is made from quality ingredients and has been carefully prepared. Theres an omelet station where you can specify exactly what you want, then watch the chef make it. And theres a carving station where, on this day, a flavorful turkey breast and an impressive steamship round awaited slicing. The buffet occupies the smaller dining room to the right of the entrance. Customers sit in the dining room to the left of the entrance behind the large, attractive bar. We sat at a banquette with a small table for two that afforded an expansive view of the rest of the room, with marbled tables, high-backed banquettes and an industrial ceiling from which large, drumlike lamps shed a soft, unobtrusive light. Our server greeted us, took our drink order and then offered a strategy by which to tackle the buffet: Take small portions. Find what you love, then go back as many times as you like. Its all about you. It was sound advice. We tried a few bites of smoked salmon with dill-caper cream sauce; giardeniera, a classic mix of pickled vegetables; mussels in tomato sauce; a moist cinnamon roll and an equally good scone. Our server said the turkey was not to be missed, and she was right again. Although it was white meat, it was incredibly tender and well seasoned, its brown gravy just thick enough and rich in flavor. The beef was just as good, with a small ladle of the natural jus and a dollop of creamy horseradish sauce. The eggs Benedict were tender and the sauce smooth and light, a refreshing change from the gloppy sauce and rubbery eggs one often finds on buffets. Bacon was properly cooked, neither soggy nor overly crisp. There were potatoes, too, but I skipped those in favor of some of the more interesting offerings. My dining companion hit the omelet station, designing one with tomatoes, capers, mushrooms and fontina cheese. It came out fluffy and perfectly cooked. The Belgian waffle quarters had good flavor and were offered with a variety of sauces, but they could have been hotter. It was one of the only dishes that didnt seem as if it had just been refreshed but waffles are also among the buffet items that are most challenging to keep at their prime. Other noteworthy dishes included cheese ravioli salad dressed in a light vinaigrette, squash and zucchini salad, platters of fresh melons, blueberries and strawberries and al dente green beans with French fried onion rings. A kids table held a chafing dish filled with macaroni and cheese and French fries. The dessert table displayed a tempting assortment of baked goods, including lemon poppy seed cake, red velvet cake, carrot cake and chocolate bark studded with M&Ms as well as chocolate cake with chocolate icing. By this point, we were too full to sample everything, but we shared a slice of the red velvet and one of the lemon poppy seed cake, both of which tasted fresh and homemade. Our server made sure that our old plates vanished whenever we went off to fill new ones. She brought us well-chilled, tasty mimosas and made regular checks to see how we were doing. I saw the same attention lavished on the buffet itself by members of the staff who regularly checked each dish to make sure there was an ample supply and that it was sufficiently fresh. From start to finish, it was a satisfying meal enjoyed in a lovely setting. Next time someone asks me for a brunch recommendation, its sure to include Naples Tomato. karenFELDMAN Brunch at Naples Tomato offers appetizing study in understated elegance Naples Tomato>> Hours: Brunch is served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. General hours: 10 a.m.9 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Brunch is usually $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children. Its currently $16.95 for adults and $6.95 for children. Members of The Vine e-newsletter receive an additional discount. >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, high tops and conventional tables and chairs >> Specialties of the house: Steamship round, turkey, omelets, homemade pastas, mussels in tomato sauce, lemon poppy seed cake. >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.naplestomato.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 598-9800 if you go Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor andshewasrightagainAlthoughitwas ms k e e O e d in a zu c me l rie s Fre n A fill e and Th a t e g oo d c a k e an d M&Msas lo ng n g in e e n t 9 5 m e ts n ch a l i s au c I t w s ee m b ut item item KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: A made-to-order omelet and thick Belgian waffles are popular items at Sunday brunch. Left: Cakes, including red velvet, carrot and apple spice, await Sunday brunch diners. A variety of baked goods such as cinnamon rolls, scones and muffins are attractively arranged on the buffet table.


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