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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A30 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SYMPHONY REVIEW C12 SAVE THE DATE C26 -27 SOCIETY C32-33 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 14 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 13, 2011 All about natureSeventh annual festival has something for everyone at Rookery Bay. A25 One great guideDestination Southwest Florida has it all. O n e g r e a t g u i d e 2011 VISITORS GUIDE TO LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES destination SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OUTDOORS EXPLORE THE Golf, beaches & nature trails CELEBRATE CULTURE Events and shows C ELE B BRA TE C E ULT U Events a nd shows SOCIALIZE & BARGAIN HUNT Dining and shopping Many of William Shakespeares most memorable dramas are required reading for high school and college students pretty much everywhere. But Shakespeares plays were meant to be performed, of course, not just read. And for locals with a passion for the Bards work, opportunities to see it performed here in Southwest Florida are sorely lacking. Now that could change. Shakespeare in Paradise, a new professional theater company, makes its debut with Macbeth: A Love Story on Thursday, Jan. 20, at Naples Botanical Garden. Actor, producer and director John McKerrow, president of the company, has lived in Naples for eight years. He teaches Shakespearean scene study classes for The Naples Players and sells real estate New theater company is all about the Bard O D ha O O D h O H O M E A P P R AISAL S H E AL T H D E P T C I T A T I O N S P R OPER T Y L I ENS B U SIN E S S L I C E N S E S U N C L A I M E D P R O P E RT Y DEA TH C E R TIFICA T E S T T A X RECORD S BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ OU MAY HAVE NOTICED ITS A brand new year. Up one side of the Sunshine State and down the other everything has changed again, as it always does. New governments bloom from north to south, and from Gov. Rick Scotts state offices to county and municipal offices, to police agencies, to school and hospital boards, and to fire commissions and water districts, among others. In the eternal calculus of change, one thing remains constant: Public officials, whether elected or appointed, work for you. And what they do or say in the course of that work is yours. That includes the notes they take from a meeting or conversation, the e-mail they exchange with a colleague or constituent, the landline or cellular telephone records they establish in the course of daily business, the investigations they conducted, the arrests they made, the resume and personal information they filed SEE DOCS, A8 SEE BARD, A21 COURTESY PHOTOKathleen Butler Gravatt as Lady Macbeth and John McKerrow as Macbeth. 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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 Everything I know about writing a newspaper column I learned in one afternoon late in the fall of 1978 from Eugene C. Patterson. Gene was editor and president of the St. Petersburg Times, and I was a callow young reporter from Alabama seeking to step up in the world. Genes office was my last and most intimidating stop in the process of nailing down a job at his newspaper. Gene was (and still is at the age of 87) a lion of American journalism. A diminutive guy who hailed from a dot of a town buried deep within Georgias Great Gnat Belt, Gene had a Jimmy Cagney swagger and a legendary resume which made that swagger not only appropriate, but damn near mandatory. He had been awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster while serving in the Armored Division of George Pattons Third Army (hence his newsroom nickname: The Tank Commander). He had won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1967 as the fearless, crusading editor of the Atlanta Constitution during the most trying and violent days of the civil rights struggle in the Deep South. Almost biblical in their carefully constructed cadences, his columns thundered with moral authority and flowed like poetry. From Atlanta, Gene moved to The Washington Post as its managing editor, and later he taught political science at Duke University before finally settling in at St. Pete, where he turned the Times into one of Americas finest daily newspapers. As we sat in his office and discussed this and that, I informed Gene that I felt as if I knew him, although we never had met. How so? I grew up in Atlanta, I explained, and I recall many mornings when my father slammed the paper down on the breakfast table and said, Man, that Eugene Patterson is one Grade A son of a bitch! Genes hands flew heavenward as he roared with delight. Well, at least your dad read me, he said after the laughter had subsided. Thats what counts. (Gene offered me that job my son of a bitch anecdote notwithstanding and I spent six happy years at the Times.) Now, as I embark upon the journey of writing a column that will henceforth appear in this space in Florida Weekly, Genes observation has been on my mind. The relationship between a columnist and his readers is special. You may dislike a columnists views but still read him regularly and avidly. The late Bill Safire, who crafted speeches for the odious duo of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew before alighting at The New York Times, is a fine example. I rarely agreed with the ultra-conservative Mr. Safire, yet I read him with great appreciation and anticipation. He was a master of language and logic and a tough old bird to boot. His arguments and opinions were well reasoned, and he certainly was not afraid to tackle any subject. Above all, he made me think. What more could a reader ask? A good columnist challenges a readers beliefs and assumptions. And if hes really good, he does it in a way that not only informs but entertains as well. A wise, bourbon-soaked city editor in Birmingham, Ala., once told me: If a storys dull, it doesnt matter how worthwhile or high-minded it is. Whatever point youre trying to get across will be canceled because no one will make it all the way through piece. Remember this: NO DULL STORIES! Also, I have little use for columnists who use their forums as platforms for mindless provocation. These hucksters confuse hubbub with intellectual stimulation. Theres nothing wrong with getting under the skins of your readers, but goading solely to see what reaction you can elicit is not why I became a newspaperman. Simple as it may seem, my fervent wish is that my columns will be read. Nothing more, nothing less. If you agree with what I set down, thats wonderful. If you dont, thats okay, too. My father truly believed Gene Patterson to be a wild-eyed, liberal son of a bitch who threatened the foundations of Southern society as it existed in the 1950s and 1960s. Yet he never missed a column, and Id bet that, deep down, he harbored grudging respect for Gene and for the courage he displayed in presenting his convictions to a readership that, for the most part, did not share or embrace them. About three years after that day in Genes office, I began writing a column for the St. Petersburg Times. A year or so into that assignment, an old grease monkey at a service station noticed the name Cornwell on my then-wifes credit card. You related to that guy at the newspaper? Hes my husband. Sorry, lady; hes a bastard. Susan (a Southern belle of impeccable manners and upbringing) was appalled by the mans effrontery, and she indignantly related the story to me that evening. Thats terrific, I said, leaving her in a state of profound stupefaction. He reads me. Heres hoping you will do the same. Striving to challenge your beliefs and assumptions billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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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 2011 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. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 OPINION Remember freedom fries? Thats what the House Republicans, when they were last in the majority, renamed french fries, after France refused to support the invasion of Iraq. It seems like renaming fries might be just about the extent of food regulation that some in Congress are willing to support. The new Republican majority threatens a barrage of investigations. California Republican Darrell Issa is the new chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Issa has been tweeting about the subjects he intends to investigate: CONTINUED INITIAL OVERSIGHT INVESTIGATIONS LINEUP: Wikileaks, the safety of American food/medicine and effectiveness of @FDArecalls ... The timing of his tweet on food safety was impeccable, coming just one day before President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, one of the last bills passed by the House before Congress recessed in late December. The new law will give the Food and Drug Administration authority to order a food recall, among other tools intended to protect people in the U.S. from food-borne illnesses. Believe it or not, before now, the FDA could only recommend a recall, not order one. The new law wont come in time to help Shirley Mae Almer. She died on Dec. 21, 2008, after becoming infected with salmonella, which she contracted from tainted peanut b utter. Almer and at least eight others died of the illness, caused by King Nut peanut b utter and other products made using infected nuts from the Peanut Corporation of America. Two years have passed since Almers death, and her family has just filed suit in federal court. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports at least 714 people were sickened by the outbreak in 46 states. The CDC says food-borne illnesses cause millions of people to get sick every year, sending 128,000 to the hospital and killing 3,000 thats more than eight people a day. The American Public Health Association, a member of the Make Our Food Safe coalition, celebrated the bill, which, it writes, will finally begin to address the dangerous gaps in our nations woefully outdated food safety system. Just because a bill is signed into law, though, doesnt mean it will get funded. Republicans in Congress can still hold up funding (as it seems they will do for sections of the health insurance reform law passed last year). Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., who sits on the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the FDA, told The Washington Post: No one wants anybody to get sick, and we should always strive to make sure food is safe. But the case for a $1.4 billion expenditure isnt there. Really? Its comforting to know that Kingston doesnt want anybody to get sick. But that doesnt alter the fact that millions do. When it comes to food safety, as with airline safety, mine safety, pick an industry: Regulations save lives. Nevertheless, Darrell Issa, reported Politico, sent letters to 150 trade associations, companies and think tanks, seeking advice on which regulations to investigate. An excerpt of the letter, posted by NBC News, read: I ask for your assistance in identifying existing and proposed regulations that have negatively impacted job growth in your members industry. Additionally, suggestions on reforming identified regulations and the rulemaking process would be appreciated. The Issa approach is similar to that of the new chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., who told The Birmingham (Ala.) News, In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks. It should be clear now why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its member corporations poured so much money into the election. A new survey done by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows a large number of government scientists and inspectors believe corporate interests are undermining food safety in the United States. Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of the House, with a net worth of at least $160 million. He earned it from the Viper car alarm system you know, the one that blares (in his own voice), Step away from the car. Chairman Issa, protect the American people step away from the corporations. 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.Darrell Issa, step away from the corporationsPresident Barack Obamas first two years in office were for the ages: Rarely has so much been spent so wantonly with so little discernible public benefit. Nondefense discretionary spending accounted for $434 billion of the federal budget in 2008, without widespread deprivation or riots in the streets. This was the year that then-candidate Obama promised to scour the budget line by line for wastefulness and said in one of the presidential debates that his program would be a net spending cut. In 2010, such spending was $537 billion of the budget, a 24 percent increase. Throw in the stimulus and its $259 billion of discretionary spending a category that excludes entitlements and the run-up is much higher. Most departments saw double-digit increases, and some saw triple-digit increases. For the federal government, 2008-2010 were the fat years. Congress passed bills without knowing what was in them, and took the recession as warrant to spend with no serious regard to merit or consequences. The resulting bursting-at-the-seams federal behemoth is about to have its turn on The Biggest Loser. The election of 2010 wasnt about the two parties getting along, although all things being equal many people would prefer that they did; it wasnt about defeating incumbents, although many of them lost; it was about a simple three-word slogan that captured the essence of the Republican program: Stop the Spending. Since the end of the Bush administration, the Democratic plaint has been that Republicans are shameless budget poseurs. They talk like fiscal hawks, but they never deliver. The tea party opposes government only in theory. This line of argument will soon be abandoned in favor of the charge that Republicans are waging an unprecedentedly cruel assault on the federal budget. This is not Tom DeLays Republican Congress, fat and happy in Washington. It is fired with an ardor to deliver on its promise to limit government. Nearly 90 members of the Republican caucus are freshmen, shaped in the crucible of the tea party. In the context of the House Republican caucus, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan who has a far-reaching plan to reform taxes and entitlements is practically the establishment. The first order of business is to take nondefense discretionary spending back to 2008 levels. A two-year rollback doesnt sound overly ambitious, even though it would represent more than a 20 percent cut in spending. This would be a spectacular feat, less like turning an ocean liner around than throwing it in reverse and backing it up. Every inertial force in Washington will resist this change. House Republicans will have to match their zeal with strategic canny. The larger argument over the size of government in this country is far from settled. The Republican political goal must be to make a government-cutting agenda seem reasonable and practicable rather than the obverse of Obamas spending recklessness. After a carnival of spending, it is the Lenten season. It is time to reflect on and repent of our excess. The question is no longer how much more, its how much less. The binge is over. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.After the binge amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION


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Kylene Barker McNeill believes in reaching for her personal best. Putting that belief into action earned her the 1979 Miss America crown and title well, that and her exquisite beauty, poise and unparalleled determination. Mrs. McNeill, who spends her winters in Mediterra with husband Ian McNeill, will spend this weekend at the 2011 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Airing Saturday, Jan. 15, from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the pageant is the fourth longest-running live event on television. This year marks the pageants 90th anniversary, and Mrs. McNeill will be among 46 former Miss Americas will be in attendance. She reigned as the first Virginian to wear the Miss America crown, and one of only two gymnasts to date to win the pageant. Raised in Galax, Va., she set her sights on the crown as a graduating senior at Virginia Tech. I called my mother and said, I entered the (Pulaski County) pageant, she says, adding she sold the horse shed had since fifth grade to pay for her pageant-related expenses. She won the county pageant in May, graduated from Virginia Tech in June, earned the Miss Virginia title in July and six weeks later became Miss America. Contrary to some women who spend a lifetime pursuing the crown, Mrs. McNeills journey spanned four months. It was my year, she says. But 1979 wasnt her only memorable pageant year. Consider 2007, when the former Miss America and Mr. McNeill went to Las Vegas for the pageant. They invited several close friends and family to a cocktail party beforehand, and then surprised them with a wedding. She booked Father David online at and bought candles at Walgreens. Katie Harman (Miss America 2002) provided the vocals. Mrs. McNeills first exposure to pageants came when she was 7 years old. That was the year her mothers sister competed in the Miss Teenage America pageant. When she was in the fifth grade, Mrs. McNeill saw Judith Ford (1969) perform gymnastics and win the crown. A self-proclaimed tomboy, she said to herself, I could do that. She began taking gymnastics, but never imagined how her decision that day would play a part in shaping the rest of her life. Despite several pageant wins during high school, when she went to college, Mrs. McNeill devoted her time and attention to cheerleading and her studies. But as graduation drew close, she recalled a former Miss Virginia telling her years before that she should compete in the Miss America system. Facing the crossroads between college and career, Mrs. McNeill figured the time was right for her to step up to the challenge. Right, indeed. It is a stepping stone to the rest of your life, she says of the Miss America pageant system. Once a former, always a former, she adds. While the experience admittedly opened doors for her, the crown comes with many obligations. (For starters, any given year the reigning Miss America travels more than 20,000 miles per month and approximately 350,000 miles per year.) Apart from the glitz and glamour of gowns and tiaras, the Miss America Organization is the worlds largest provider of scholarships for young women, awarding $45 million each year in cash and scholarships to pageant participants at all levels (local, state and national). Last June, Mrs. McNeill served as one of the judges of the 75th annual Miss Virginia competition. It was a huge responsibility nerve-wracking, she says. As an insider, you want to make sure the winner is good for the role. In the 30-plus years since her reign as Miss America, Mrs. McNeill has run a successful boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach (D. Kylene Ladies Apparel) and become a published author, gardener and avid golfer (who regularly challenges her own handicap). She continues to appear for various public speaking engagements and serves on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association board of directors. She also volunteers with the Shelter for Abused Women & Children and serves on the display committee for the silent auction at the shelters 2011 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon (coming up Feb. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples). Although shes a long way from Galax, Mrs. McNeill still embraces her Virginia roots and recently endeavored to bring the Masters of the Crooked Road to Mediterra for a bluegrass event and golf weekend this March. The event is nearly sold out, and the enthusiasm Mrs. McNeill has encountered has her thinking about a new project: an exercise DVD geared to women over 50, set to bluegrass music in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. If history serves as any indication, shell have women across the nation reaching for their own personal best bluegrass-style. CenturyLink we care about technology. 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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 when seeking a public job, their personal financial and tax records, the complaint filed against them, and any audiovisual, written or electronic records of their decision-making processes all of it. Here, Florida Weekly offers a brief primer describing how or where to get some public records. This is not an exhaustive guide, but merely a useful reminder that getting any information you want from government is your constitutional right. Traditional off-limits records (those include domestic violence records naming victims, ongoing criminal investigations or intelligence records naming police sources or witnesses) may sometimes be public, as well for example, some juvenile records, says Alexis Lambert, a deputy general counsel and sunshine-laws attorney in the state attorney generals office. If a juvenile is taken in for a crime that would be a felony if committed by an adult, that becomes public record, she explains. Also public record: If the juvenile has committed three or more violations of law that would be misdemeanors if committed by an adult; if the juvenile has been transferred to the adult court system; or the juvenile had been taken into custody for a forcible felony or the commission of a felony involving firearms. Records of juvenile traffic violations are open to the same extent as adult records, she notes. With few exceptions, all official records are available for the asking, a fact guaranteed by Floridas muscular sunshine laws. Florida Statute 119.01 is as clear on the matter as a bright January morning: It is the policy of this state that all state, county and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.Whats involvedKnowledge is power, or at least advantage, when it comes to public records. So is asking. While it helps to be definitive and specific about the records you request, officials are duty-bound to help you anyway, if you cant. A simple list of rights appears at You have the right to inspect and copy public records at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under the supervision by the custodian of the public records. You have the right to request public records without having to show identification, without saying why you want the records, and without making your request in writing. You have the right to request an estimate for the time and costs involved in producing your public records request. (Note: Inspecting records without copying them is free, unless significant staff time is required to assemble them. Otherwise, 15 cents for a one-sided page, 20 cents for both sides, or $1 for a certified copy is a standard fee.) You have the right to ask for a written statement of the statutory basis for denying access to public records. You have the right to be present and unobtrusively record public DOCSFrom page 1 get public recordsOFFICIAL DEFINITION OF PUBLIC RECORDS: All documents, papers, letters . or other material, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of of cial business by any agency. For unclaimed property, information about doctors and citations of malpractice suits, getting copies of birth or death certi cates, inquiries about corporations, information about nursing homes or other health care facilities, or e-mail addresses for Floridas governor, cabinet members and legislators, among other information, go online to: http://dlis.dos.state. .us/fgils/faqs.html. For unclaimed property, go to www. OF COURT: LEE: Clerk Charlie Green: 533-5000. COLLIER: Clerk Dwight Brock: 252-2745. CHARLOTTE: .us/clrkinfo/clerk_default.htm. Clerk Barbara Scott: (941)-505-4716TO GET AN OFFICIAL RECORD IN A GIVEN COUNTY: Go to Of cial Records Search on the website, then Public Search or the appropriate command, accept the disclaimer, and follow the script to search as desired.WHAT YOU HAVE TO GO INTO THE COURTHOUSE TO SEE: Af davits, assignments, court papers, judgments, lis pendens, and orders recorded prior to certain dates, usually about 2005. In addition, death certi cates, armed forces, military discharge, and documents relating to Florida Rules of Family Law, Juvenile Procedure, or Probate recorded by Of cial Records are not viewable from county public websites, regardless of the date recorded.FOR COPIES OF BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE OR DIVORCE PAPERS: Either obtain them from the local Clerks of Court, or in the case of birth or death certi cates, from the county health departments vital statistics of ce, or order from the Department of Health, Of ce of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042. To do that online, go to to www.doh.state. .us/. The cost of the copy is $5 for the death/marriage/divorce certi cate, or $9 for the birth certi cate. FOR PROPERTY RECORDS, Including aerial photos, tax information, selling history and more, go to the county property appraisers website. LEE (Propeprty Appraiser Ken Wilkinson):; COLLIER: (Property Appraiser Abe Skinner):; CHARLOTTE: (Property Appraiser V. Frank Desguin): www.ccappraiser.comRESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: To look at any restaurant, rst go to the home page for the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and click on the second item down, called Search for food and lodging inspections. The home page address: http:// That will get you to this page: asp?mode=0&SID=&brd=H or just go directly to here: https://www. my Type in the name of the restaurant, and add the city below, so you dont get businesses with that name located elsewhere in Florida. Click on the restaurant name. Click on a date under inspection detail. Or call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 1-850-487-1395.FINANCIAL RECORDS OF NONPROFIT GROUPS: You can get federal tax returns, called form 990s, for nonpro t corporations such as charities or social service agencies at Youll have to register and establish an ID and password, but its free.FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Politicians and members of committees and boards must submit a nancial disclosure statement every year. It tells the public, in general, what assets a board, committee or council member owns. Its supposed to prevent con ict of interest. The records are kept at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce for everyone, including cities.BUSINESS RECORDS: The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, will give you of cers, directors, registered agents, trademark owners, plus annual reports on its website: You can get SEC lings for publicly traded companies at www. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL For licenses such as accountants, engineers, or real estate appraisers; alcoholic beverage and tobacco licenses; racehorses registered to run on Florida tracks; mobile home or timeshare projects; labor contractors, et al, go to: www. my le_download/download_ les.shtml


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 NEWS A9 meetings. Do not take no for an answer. These are your records, explains Dwight Brock, Collier County clerk of courts. Be persistent. Be insistent. If people are telling you they dont have the record or they cant give it to you, make them put it in writing. You want to know why. If they say its exempt, you want to know the exemption. Clerks of court in particular are keepers of a various public documents from the records of court cases to all kinds of other public resources, says Charlie Green, the Lee County clerk of courts. Whenever individuals have business in the clerks office say, to buy marriage licenses or file deeds their business becomes public, too. Which is why county clerks are now asking people not to place Social Security numbers, bank information or any other information they dont want public, in the record. The clerks in Collier (Dwight Brock), Lee (Charlie Green) and Charlotte (Barbara Scott) also ask that individuals look over their own records in case such information has not been redacted, or removed from the record, as the post-9/11 law now requires of Social Security numbers and bank account information. That redaction has cost taxpayers a great deal of money, since clerks had to go back and remove it, document by document, which proved to be a long and imperfect process, they say. And once its disseminated, its probably impossible to track down and remove (from the public record) everywhere, explains Mr. Green. Tied into the clerks office are all kinds of other public resources. When you buy a house, a copy of your deed goes to the property appraiser. And the tax collector has information with your name and the date you bought it. All of that is available online, so its important you dont put things there you dont want to be public. Nevertheless, almost any records are your records and occasionally theyre your records to seal or put offlimits to public inspection. That can include lesser criminal offenses, if a judge determines its no longer in the public interest to know, officials say. Theres a process people can go through to do that, explains Robert St. Cyr, director of community outreach for the Collier clerk of courts. It requires a set of legal steps with the court in order to request that either information be expunged or sealed so it is not available to the public. For example, the terms of a divorce agreement having to do with childsupport payments. We had a person who called and they wanted to get the amount of their divorce monthly settlement taken out of the record in the docket. When the judge made that ruling, the information was there and we put it out as we would normally do. The lady saw it and said, The whole world could find out. So she went back to the judge to have that redacted. Other records, such as information about your property, may also be redacted a matter of contacting the property appraisers office and following the required steps. But if a record exists, you should consider it yours, unless officials can demonstrably and authoritatively explain why it isnt, says Mr. Brock. Regardless of the legal fact that most records are public, he notes, people just dont like to give them up, they dont like you to know what theyre doing. Dont let them get away with it. Theyre yours. When you visit a clerk of courts, he adds his office in particular Try to be definitive about what it is youre looking for. If you dont know, tell us why you want it, and well get the records for you. Sometimes, getting records can save people a great deal of time and money. For example, I often deal with (landlords) coming in to file eviction cases. I talked to somebody the other day who (learned) that some renters had been evicted three different times in the past. Wouldnt that be one of the things you would have wanted to know before they quit paying the rent? It was all there in the public record. Birth or death certificates (for which you may need to contact the state office of Vital Statistics), liens against properties, the selling history of a home with its tax and appraisal records, health department citations against restaurants, malpractice suits against doctors, the location by address of sexual predators, where to find unclaimed money or property all are public record, and found relatively easily and quickly. If you were wanting to engage in a partnership or contract, wouldnt you want to know whether somebody has had a breech of contract from before? You can get that off our website, adds Mr. Brock. Many records are online, but some are not the details of court cases, for example. While judgments and conclusions can be seen online for cases, the arguments, testimony and other specific information often is not. But it remains public. In that case, those who seek to know the record in detail may go to the courthouse and request it, the clerks say. Do not take no for an answer. These are your records. Be persistent. Be insistent. If people are telling you they dont have the record or they cant give it to you, make them put it in writing. You want to know why. If they say its exempt, you want to know the exemption. Dwight Brock, Collier County clerk of courts

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Its a new choice in retirement living thats given me a new way to look at things. And the opportunity to enjoy them all. Sure has opened my eyes. One thing is for certain. Ill never arrive home empty handed again. D Excellence in placemaking: the Naples Depot MuseumI would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. Alexander the Great, from Life of Alexander, bk. XIV by PlutarchThe notable Greek historian Plutarch was not so concerned with history in much of his writings as he was with the influence his character had on the lives and destinies of men. Where to store these writings was also influenced by the Greeks beginning with Clio, one of the nine muses, who became known as the patron of history; hence the word muse-um a place connected with the muses of inspiration. The first physical museum was erected by Ptolemy Soter (372-283), who was appointed as governor of Egypt by Alexander the Great as a reward for his loyalty. Soters rule led to much economic development, beginning with establishing Alexandria as the capital of Egypt and making it the most important city on the Mediterranean and host of the first museion (from a Greek dialect circa 300 B.C.) and great library. Soter also introduced the use of coins to Egypt no doubt to pay for entry into the museion.Floridas railroad historyLike the first museum in Alexandria, the newly appointed Naples Depot Museum didnt just spring out of thin air. Its history is connected to a much larger and intriguing Florida railroad history that began in the 1850s when the state purchased millions of acres of land for public sale and railroad construction. Because the only customers were Confederate speculators, who paid with Confederate currency, the state was in deep debt to an unsympathetic creditor, Francis Vose. However, another speculator, a northern industrialist and real estate dealer named Hamilton Disston, saw the value of what the Confederate speculators had purchased. In 1881 he cut a deal with the state to purchase 4 million acres at 25 cents an acre. With the state out of debt, the following railroad developers launched an aggressive campaign that gave birth to new villages and towns: William D. Chipley in the Panhandle; Henry B. Plant on the Gulf of Mexico; and Henry F. Flagler on the Atlantic Coast.The Naples Depot MuseumNaples was a village in 1927 when the Naples Depot welcomed the Seaboard Air Line, which was purchased by the Atlantic Coast Line in the 1930s. (The term air line in those days was merely a metaphor for the shortest distance between two points, thus the reason why so many 19th century railroads used it in their titles.) SALs Orange Blossom Special deluxe passenger train was warmly greeted by locals including Merle Harris, our beloved 93-year-old pioneer, who began the oral history programs that laid the platform for the Naples Historical Societys renewed initiatives to record local history as told by those who lived it. A first-class passenger train with Pullman car sleepers, the Orrange Blossom Special established her route as the way to travel between New York City and Florida. Her notoriety was short lived, however, when lightweight, diesel-powered streamliners called Champions came on the scene in 1939. By 1953, the Orange Blossom Specials bloom had faded into history. The Naples Depot has played several roles in its history. It served as home to USO shows for the troops stationed at the Naples airfield during World War II. In 1971, after the last train departed Naples (with Mrs. Harris aboard), the depot was slated for demolition, until the Jaycees stepped in to save the building and have it placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Later, the Southwest Heritage Foundation accepted the duty of its management as a community center. Today the Naples Depot Museum, under the umbrella of the Collier County Museums system, contains wonderful exhibits depicting the history of the city and county with a focus on modes of transportation that opened Naples to tourism.Connectivity and PlacemakingLast fall, the Downtown Old Naples Walking Map was unveiled showing the connection (and walkability) between the five business districts of downtown Old Naples. The map also points out certain downtown sites to see, such as the depot. This month, the City Council, led by Mayor Bill Barnett (who gave a wonderful talk at the opening of the Naples Depot Museum), will look again at the citys Connectivity and Placemaking plan, which the walking map effectively represents. With the opening of the Naples Depot Museum so close to this council meeting, perhaps the council of today will reflect upon the past decisions (not necessarily theirs) not to purchase the depot or the oldest house in Naples (the Haldeman House, which now resides in Bonita Springs) and how current decisions about our citys history will facilitate Naples economy and quality of place. The Naples Depot Museum is at 1051 Fifth Ave. S. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 262-6525.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN COURTESY PHOTOVolunteers dressed in period costume for the recent grand opening of the Naples Depot Museum.


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Meet Cinnamon the red-tailed hawk, Tony the Eastern screech owl, Owen the barred owl and more feathered critters from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Fla., as part of the seventh annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival hosted by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The festival includes three days of more than 35 environmental field trips around Collier County (Jan. 14-16), a guided nature cruise with John James Audubon on the Marco Island Princess (Jan. 13), a keynote address and exhibit of Audubon prints from John James Audubon (Jan. 14) and family days at Rookery Bay (Jan. 15-16) with guided nature walks and cultural history walks, lectures on Florida flora and fauna, childrens crafts and activities, a touch tank filled with marine critters, food and gift vendors, a drawing for an HDTV donated by Walmart, and more. General admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center on Jan. 15-16 is $10 for ages 16 and older and free for children 15 and younger. For more information, call 417-6310 or visit or call 417-6310. Pre-registration is required for field trips and the cruise.Out in the fieldThe field trips include easy birding hikes, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic and a family fun morning at Tigertail Beach/Sand Dollar Lagoon. Birding tours go to Big Cypress National Preserve, Clam Pass, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Eagle Lakes Community Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Naples Botanical Garden, Collier Seminole State Park, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, and Freedom Park. Details are at Meet Mr. AudubonIn character as John James Audubon, professional storyteller and author Brian Fox Ellis will narrate the Jan. 13 sunset birding and hors doeuvres cruise aboard the Marco Island Princess, providing insight into Mr. Audubons visit to the Rookery Bay area in the 1800s. A Rookery Bay naturalist will also be on board to discuss management of the reserve today. Mr. Ellis, who meticulously researched Mr. Audubons life and has performed as the naturalist since 2003, will regale listeners with his in-depth observations of the species seen along the way. Tickets are $55 for adults and $27.50 for children ages 5-11 and can be purchased at and also by calling Rookery Bay at 417-6310 or the Marco Island Princess at 642-5415. Stay on dry land and hear Mr. Ellis deliver a different program during the festival keynote address from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Rookery Bay. In character again, Mr. Ellis will tell of Mr. Audubons adventures as he finished something no one had every accomplished before: drawing every bird in North America. On view will be 34 museum-quality Audubon prints from the speakers private collection. Cost is $20, and pre-registration is encouraged at Light refreshments will be served.And moreOther presentations on Jan. 15-16 include Butterfly Gardening Made Easy for Southwest Florida, South Floridas Slithering Snakes, Sand/Mud/Birds/People, A Cooperative Response to African Pythons, Mud Flats, Flamingos Flamingos, Eagles in Florida, and Cultural History along Shell Island Road (extra fee applies, but transportation is provided). The seventh annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Naples Daily News, Life in Naples, Collier County Tourist Development Tax, Comcast, NBC-2, Lite 93.7 and Walmart. 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Back in the early 1900s, farmers and fishermen who settled around Fakahatchee Bay west of Chokoloskee scratched out a living growing fruits and vegetables for sale at market in Key West. And, of course, they fished. Salted mullet by the barrel brought in much-need funds. All that remains on the island today are a cemetery, cisterns, a cow dip and some unspoiled landscape with rare plants. The adventure begins at 3 p.m. with a talk about the history of the area at the Everglades National Park ranger station in Everglades City. Participants will then be ferried to Fakahatchee Island by Everglades National Park Boat Tours. Once on the island, a naturalist will lead the way to the old cemetery, pointing out many unusual plants along the path. On the return journey, the boat will pass by a rookery where the birds will be settling down for the evening. The boat will return to Everglades City around 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations and more information, call Marya Repko at 6952905 or visit Take a coastal cruise back in time to Fakahatchee Island COURTESY ART ANGIE CHESTNUT / COURTESY PHOTOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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PAGE 29 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 TO YOUR HEALTH Type O blood in demandCommunity Blood Center in Collier and southern Lee counties has seen a sudden increase in usage by area hospitals for types O-positive and O-negative blood. Donors are urged to visit CBC donations centers or the bloodmobile to help replenish supplies. In Naples, the blood center is at 311 Ninth St. N. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 436-5455. The Bonita Springs center is at 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call 495-1138. For a complete list of times and locations for the bloodmobile, visit Avow coordinator in line for awardLouise Kenny, bereavement coordinator at Avow Hospice, has been named a finalist in the social worker category for the first annual Dorland Health Silver Crown Awards. The awards have been established to recognize organization and professional that provide exceptional services, products and information to the over55 population in their communities, ensuring that these citizens have access to excellent care, innovative programs and informative resources. Ive started the NCH New Year with four resolutions that create high expectations in areas we can control to make a difference for our community. At year-end, well take a look back and see how well we did. Resolution No. 1: Create a memorable patient experience. The mantra for NCH nurses is the one coined by ICU R.N. Laurey Ploski at the Shared Governance Committee of Nursing Practice: Nurses care here. From the threshold of the ER to the trip home from the hospital campus, we must continue to enhance the manner in which we care for our patients, who are also neighbors, friends and family. Recently, the spouse of an ER patient (who is also a renowned hospitality expert) commended our teamwork, collegiality, kindness, compassion and general bon ami and said we rivaled a five-star resort in some respects. Our ER is saving lives, decreasing wait times and increasing hospitality. And in 2011, we will only get better. Creating a memorable experience for our patients from directing a lost visitor to the right destination to greeting someone warmly is a front-line responsibility for all of us in the New Year. Resolution No. 2: Improve community health. We have a full plate in working toward this resolution. Confronting smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, too few primary care providers and environmental concerns such as air pollution lead our challenges. But were making progress. A few years ago, Collier County was filled with smokers in public places. Today, all hospital campuses in Southwest Florida are tobacco-free, as are restaurants and bars. Most tobacco users upwards of 70 percent report that they want to quit. Theres help at and also at the Collier County Health Department, at 252-6852. This year, lets help the other large institutions in town such as schools and government, to encourage exercise. Dr. Joan Colfer of the Collier County Health Department has begun by organizing the first combined session of more than 100 people from all agencies to collaborate on health opportunities. Although we are the healthiest county in Florida, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, there are still opportunities to lower the number of uninsured and the rate of teenage pregnancy among us. Resolution No. 3: Achieve a higher value for our patients. Harvard Professor Michael Porter says achieving a high value for the patient should be our greatest goal. And value, he adds, is defined by the patient, which means everyone else should be rewarded based on the patients outcome. Value is a measurable outcome divided by cost. Costs are the total costs for a cycle of care. Often, total costs can be reduced by spending more up front on prevention, for example. Working together in 2011, we resolve to improve value, reduce waste and produce better patient outcomes. Resolution No. 4: Build our own self image. This is my hospital. Thats our declaration of pride in our past accomplishments and excitement about our plans and ambitions. Years ago, people chose to leave Southwest Florida for care. Today, 12 percent of our patients come here for hospital care from out of our area. NCH has become a destination for quality health-care delivery and one of the areas leading engines of growth. Weve come a long way and have much to be proud of. In 2011, that journey continues. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Outlining NCHs resolutions for the New Year Itt d t hNCHNYith allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALK HEALTHY LIVINGMORE TO YOUR HEALTH, A32 Whats the difference between the day before your birthday and the day after? Practically speaking, nothing at all, declares Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, an organization that brings together professionals in the independent and assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields to dispel societys myths about aging. Whether youre turning 30, 40, 50, 65, or 90, theres no reason to assume youre doomed to decline after a certain age especially if youre doing everything you can to stay healthy and active, Mr. Milner maintains. He offers the following E-tips to help you extend a healthy life, or to embark on one if you havent yet done so:1. Expectations: If youve been following a healthy lifestyle up until now, simply keep going; if you need to make changes, anticipate succeeding, not failing and dont let age be a barrier. Research has shown that thinking positively about getting older can extend your life by as much as 7 years.2. Enthusiasm: Few people are thrilled with every aspect of their lives, but many have at least one area family, friends, work, avocation they feel good about. Identify an activity or connection that sparks your enthusiasm and make it your lifeline; try to extend that enthusiasm to other areas of your life.3. Energy: Having the energy and motivation you need to age well are hallmarks of healthy living. If youre fatigued all the time, get a checkup to try to determine the cause and the solution.4. Eating: Eating a balanced diet and attaining/maintaining a normal weight are keys to physical and mental health. If you need to lose weight or make changes in your diet, you can do it.5. Exercise: Staying physically active fuels the body and mind. If youre already exercising regularly, keep it up; if youre getting started, know your skill level, set goals, progress at your own pace and be consistent.6. Engagement: Volunteers have higher levels of well-being and life satisfaction than those who dont volunteer; volunteering and other forms of civic and social engagement can play an important role in maintaining good health in later life. Get involved, Mr. Milner urges.7. Emotions: Everyone feels down at times, but full-blown depression is a major cause of disability. If youre feeling out of sorts for two weeks or more, talk with your doctor or take an online screening test at www. In many instances, simply exercising and eating right can change your mood.8. Education: Life-long learning is important to living an independent and fulfilling life. Start now to learn a new area of knowledge or physical activity. Its good for the brain.9. Effort: Changing expectations and embarking on new behaviors take energy and effort, but the results are well worth it.10. Enjoyment: A healthy life generally is a joyous one. Savor the process of being or becoming active, engaged and truly alive, Mr. Milner says.The new year is a great time to take stock and ask yourself, Where do I want to go from here?, he adds. Emphasize the positive and dont let your age, or anyone else, deter you. The International Council on Active Aging supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging an approach to aging that helps older adults live as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools.KENNY Expert offers 10 waysto extend a healthy life


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Luncheon program focuses on sugarThe Carlisle Naples welcomes Dr. Daniel Kaplan with a luncheon program titled Sugar Busters at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Attendees will learn where the hidden sugars are in the American diet and how to avoid complications of uncontrolled diabetes by controlling unnecessary highs in the blood sugars. Dr. Kaplan will also discuss research on aging and micro-nutrition being conducted at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.Cost for the lunch is $15. RSVP by Jan. 18 by calling 591-2200. The Carlisle Naples is at 6945 Carlisle Court. Workshop will examine mourning in young peopleHospice and faith community psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses and other health care workers, educators, teachers and school-based personnel are invited to a free workshop about the mourning process beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Ispiri, the center for healing, education and celebration at Avow Hospice, 1205 Whippoorwill Lane. Presented by Avow Hospice, HCH Healthcare System, 21st Century C.A.R.E. and Dignity Memorial/Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, the evening will examine the ways attitudes toward death and grief change throughout childhood and adolescence. Attendees can earn two CEs. A light dinner is included. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 649-3683. Free seminars at Physicians RegionalPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free, hour-long seminars at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge:NSinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis, by otolaryngology surgeon David Greene, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. NRobotic Arm Knee Surgery & Other Joint Replacement Advances, by orthopedic surgeon Dr. George Markovich at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Seating is limited. Call 348-4180 to RSVP. Visit for more information. Do the moves with yoga mastersBija Yoga and Bala Vinyasa Yoga are teaming up to bring Ana Brett and Ravi Singh, master kundalini yoga teachers, celebrity trainers and authors of popular DVDs and a best-selling book, to Naples for a workshop. The Diamond Body Kundalini Yoga workshop features a Kundalini version of the Five Tibetans, known for their energizing, rejuvenating and harmonizing effect. Bala Vinyasa Yoga, 6200 Trail Blvd., will host the workshop from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Cost is $40 per person, and students of all levels and experience are invited. To register, call 598-1938 or visit Symposium focuses on macular degenerationRetina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the eighth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Identical sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2-5 p.m. Dr. Adnan Tuefail from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London will discuss retinal pigment epithelial cell transplant as well as the latest news about two studies for the treatment of dry macular degeneration. Neurobiologist Tom Jordan of Neron Systems Inc., will discuss NS2, an eye drop being developed by his company for the treatment of dry macular degeneration. Also presenting will be Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center. Local low-vision device vendors will exhibit their products and services. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Call (800) 455-0060. Learn to recognize signs of AlzheimersJuniper Village at Naples Wellsprings hosts a support group for family and friends of people suffering Alzheimers disease from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Juniper Village, 1155 Encore Way. Dr. Catherine Cruikshank, director of education at the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss The 10 Signs of Alzheimers Disease. Caregivers will be onsite, and refreshments will be served. RSVP to 598-1368. Womens health expert will discuss joyUnity of Naples will present New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup in a discussion about The Healing Power of Joy and Pleasure at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at 2000 Unity Way. A book signing will follow her presentation. Dr. Northrup practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than 25 years. Tickets are available at the Unity of Naples bookstore. General admission is $50 per person; VIP tickets for $125 include a reception with Dr. Northrup. 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Just say Aaaaahhhh!: All dogs have pink tongues, with two notable exceptions: the Chow Chow and the Chinese Shar Pei breeds with tongues variously described as purple, black or blue-black. Both breeds originated in China, and Shar Pei (the name in Chinese refers to shark skin) was in the 1970s described as the rarest breed in the world a distinction lost long ago as the breed has become more popular. Cats who chitter-chatter: Chattering is an involuntary reaction of a cat who sees something she wants very badly a fluttering bird or a feline enemy but cant get to for some reason, such as being on one side of the window when the bird or other cat is visible on the other. If the keyed-up cat could pop her knuckles or chew gum to let out that extra energy, she would. By the way, a cat thats wound up is probably best left alone. A little redirected aggression could leave you with some nasty claw tracks on your arm! Sometimes when it comes to cats, its best to keep your distance. Beware ... watch out ... dont enter: The phrase Beware of dog is so old that its Latin equivalent cave canem has been found on signs in Roman ruins. The word watch dog isnt quite as old, but it has been around a long, long time. The first known mention of it? By Shakepeare, in The Tempest. Well share more tidbits in the months ahead. Were both chronic savers of interesting pet facts, and we have files of our best clippings for future books. Were still sorting through our New Years resolutions, most of which seem to involve our pets (walk them more, brush their teeth more often). As we swing into the new year for real, we thought wed share some information from two of our favorites of the books weve written together, BowWow and MeowWow (both from HCI). Dont bite the man who names you: A handful of breeds were named for people. Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector in the mid-19th century, developed the elegant and protective breed that bears his name. Another is the Parson Russell terrier more commonly known as the Jack Russell named after the Rev. John Russell, a Victorian-era clergyman with a fondness for hunting terriers. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel was named after King Charles II, although centuries after his death. Theres also the Gordon setter, named after the Duke of Gordon. An All-American Cat: The Maine Coon cat is an American original. This hardy, long-haired breed was developed PET TALES Fun factsBY DR. MARTY BECKER AND GINA SPADAFORI_________________Universal Press Syndicate A few tasty tidbits from our pet-tastic filesThe dog commonly known as the Jack Russell terrier is one of a handful of breeds named after the person who developed it. COURTESY PHOTOTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ or visit www.


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HYPOXI combines cardio exercise with high and low pressure to intensify blood circulation in targeted areas, allowing the body to burn fat in problem areas. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 NEWS A35 wheel is the charka. The charka can sit on the table or floor, and has a drive wheel turned by hand. The yarn is spun off the spindle. Mahatma Ghandi used the charka as both tool and symbol in the creation of an independent India. The charka appeared in early versions of the Indian flag. With charka in the center, these flags had stripes of various colors that represented the various religions of India, or later, the virtues of the people. In 1947, the Ashoka Chakra was adopted as the central feature of the flag. This wheel is a symbol of the teachings of the Buddha. So charka spins to chakra: spinning wheel to dharma wheel to the chakras also seen as wheel-like or flower-like centers of energy spinning in line down the center of the human energy body. These seven centers spin, merging and blending, kaleidoscopic. Healing spins here. And then there is the spinning out of control. We see it in the three spinning goddesses in Greek, Roman and Nordic traditions. As fate would spin it, one of the ladies spins the yarn, one measures and one cuts. How does the spin doctor spin this? How can chakras continue Did you find the directing sign On the straight and narrow highway? Would you mind a reflecting sign? Just let it shine within your mind And show you the colors that are real... Someones waiting just for you. Spinnin wheel, spinnin true. Drop all your troubles by the riverside: Ride a painted pony, let the spinnin wheel fly. Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Spinning WheelDont spin your wheels. This is not a spin class. There will be no ambiguity cherry picking, no presumption of unproven truths, no comforting euphemisms. Lets simply take the out of control downward trend and fish with revolving bait. Nothing on top. Listen: its the single play of a song. And you can gyrate, lengthen, extend, develop and narrate. Birds do it. Bees do it. Elementary particles do it. Even metal workers do it, making round hollow empty forms. This spin off means to cause a web of bias. Lets reel the real to form a fibrous fabric function turning on its axis. What a weal... One of the oldest forms of spinning MUSINGS Spin doctor 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. w ch ta dr ha of Rx designs also changed. In the 17th century, charkas sported sea monsters and large birds. The 18th century brought the spin of thistle designs and scroll handles. There are fewer extant 19th century charkas because the vessels were no longer made of silver, but of glass. So: To where does the spin doctor spin? To wheels of fortune, inner and outer? To weals of revolution? To Buddhadharma wheels that chant change and no-thing else? To hedonistic, intoxicated vessels spun of mere beauty? To norns or to news once spun from Walter Cronkite to merely spin? The fabric emerges, spun invitation, evanescent as spun cotton candy or spun glass looking at the fairest of them all fair. Fare at the rivers edge to be decided. To be continued. To be spun. to spin shining and healing, happy in the face of the spinning fates? Who can work the charkas that support newly spinning independence under this spin? Will not nihilism spin a sticky web, an undoctorable weal? Charka has yet another meaning. The word can also refer to a drinking vessel used in Russia. Here charka means vodka. And a specific amount of vodka enough to spin. In the 16th century the charka meant 143.5 ml of vodka. When the art of distilling developed, the alcohol content of vodka increased and the charkas became smaller. It was not only the size of charkas that spun through time. The typical


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011WEEK at-a-glance The Fool knowsDont get whacked by the alternative minimum tax. B6 Membership directorsSWF association meets at McCormick & Schmicks, and more business gatherings. B9-10 Luxury, inside and outMake yourself at home in the Villa Navona. B11 A coalition called Collier Gets To Work has been formed to support and promote job and economic growth in Collier County. Led by former Florida State Rep. Dudley Goodlette, CGTWs initial goal is to encourage the creation of a Collier-headquartered health and life science cluster that will ultimately help grow the area into a major biotech region. Collier County has a history of relying on unsustainable industries to drive its economy and, as a community, we must change our way of thinking about the future of this county, Mr. Goodlette says. Tourism, construction and real estate are often the first industries hit by challenging economic times such as those we have endured over the past few years. We are at a crossroads where our county can bring real jobs, economic change and tax base diversification to the table. The creation of Collier Gets to Work was spearheaded by community advocates who believe the time for change is upon us, he adds. Joining MR. Goodlette as members of the CGTW steering committee are: Jeff Allbritten, president, Edison State College-Collier Campus Richard Botthof, vice chairman, The Naples Trust Company Andy Craig, special limited partner, RiverVest Alan Horton, former editor of the Naples Daily News Chuck Mohlke, president, Fraser & Mohlke Associates Tammie Nemecek, president and CEO, the Economic Development Council of Collier County Fred Pezeshkan, chairman, Kraft Construction Scott Relf, founding partner, The Infinite Growth Group Dolph von Arx, former board chairman, NCH Healthcare System For the last three years, Collier County has been the worst economic performing region in the state, according to the Economic Development Foundations Florida Economic Scorecard. Unemployment figures released late last month by the states Collier Gets To Work aims for economic growth Would you like to join in a discussion of todays most pressing issues with some of the greatest thinkers and doers in the country and 500 like-minded Southwest Florida leaders? Would you like to be part of creating solutions for those problems? Dont just imagine it. Sign up for the 2011 Imagine Solutions Conference. A thought-leader conference with a difference, Imagine Solutions, which is hosted by the nonprofit Searching for Solutions Institute, debuted last year in Naples. Founders Tom Everist and Randy Antik based their initiative on a confluence of issues. First, they recognized the critical need for private sector leadership, from the local to the national level. At the same time, they were aware of the exceptional talent within current and former executives in the Southwest Florida area. After completing significant research on the market and extensive consultation with educational institutions, foundations and other world-caliber organizations, they clearly saw the potential to catalyze solutions to todays social problems by linking learning and leadership and along the way, to brand Southwest Florida as an intellectual destination. And so they decided to create a thought leader conference that would inspire minds for change. Similar to TED and the Aspen Institutes I deas Festival, the inaugural Imagine Solutions Conference in Southwest Florida was based on bringing thoughtprovoking ideas across a range of issues to a curious and sophisticated audience. Attendees would be encouraged to network with the speakers and one another, and to discover ways to affect change in their own community and beyond. That first conference an intensive, two-day experience that included breakfast, lunch and dinner brought four dozen prominent presenters, each of whom took 17 minutes to inform an audience of 450 on the crucial issues of the economy, energy, medicine, environment and other topics. One attendee called Imagine Solutions a sonic boom for Naples. Another described it as mind-opening, encouraging and inspiring. So the conference itself was a hit. But Inspiring minds for changeThe 2011 Imagine Solutions ConferenceTom Davidson will talk at this years conference about the importance of financial education.A speaker for 2011, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp will share her mission to recruit the best and brightest to become teachers.SEE IMAGINE, B7 SEE WORK, B4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY T o m D a vi dso n will t a lk a t thi s years con f erence about the impor t a n ce o f fin a n c i a l educa ti o n. A speaker f or 2011, Teach f or America founder Wend y Ko pp will s h a r e h e r mi ss i o n t o r ec r u it th e bes t a nd br ig htest to become teachers CNBC anchor Tyler Mathisen will moderate an economic panel at this years conference. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 37 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 The Financial WorkshopJanuary 19, 2011 9am-12 noon Edison State College, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy Naples FL 34113 Learn how to manage your finances from the Teacher to the Pros: My workshop will help you: (make your money last) National Endowment For Financial Education Attendance limited to 50. Reservation required please call 877-860-0410. Its Your MoneyTake Care of it!Robert Miller MONEY & INVESTINGInvestment diversificationThe good news is that most investors understand that one way of reducing investment risk is through diversification of investment assets. More specifically, the goal is to own a combination of assets that are expected to appreciate or maintain value yet are not expected to have similar price movement, or in math terms, not positively correlated. The desired o utcome: r educed risk yet increased returns. A proactive investor might ask their investment adviser: Am I diversified? Along the way in their investment journey, they might not have gotten the right answer to that important question. Diversification is a relative measure. If you started with one stock and broadened your portfolio to 10 stocks across a variety of industries, you are relatively more diversified than your starting point. If you had a portfolio that had only U.S. equities and you expanded your holdings to include foreign equities and a wide array of bonds, then clearly you are more diversified. What is a typical mix of holdings? Credit Suisse Asset Management found that the typical exposure of the S&P Defined Benefit Pension Fund was 62 percent stocks; 29 percent bonds and 9 percent other investments (Alpha Management: Revolution or Crisis November 2005). The fact that your portfolio might be similar in mix to an institutional portfolio doesnt mean that the mix is right. The fact that the traditional investment adviser might be offering you the maximum in diversification strategies of which they know, are trained and/or are licensed to sell does not mean you are diversified. The advisers very best and well-intentioned diversifying strategies might not get you where you really need to be especially in a bear market as we had in 2008-2009. Prior to 2008, many an investor thought that some stuff in their diversified portfolio would go down in a correction but other stuff would go up or be unchanged. They couldnt imagine that all would decline. Investors found out in 2008-2009 that as their diversified U.S. stock portfolio was crashing, so were foreign stocks; they found out that as stocks were crashing all over the world, so were diversified portfolios of U.S. and foreign corporate bonds. Pray tell, what asset class if added to a portfolio has the potential to solve this diversification dilemma? What asset class has generated a positive return in excess of U.S. equities over the past 30 years, trades across a wide range of global markets and has virtually no long-term correlation to most traditional asset classes (stocks and bonds)? What asset class was the only one to appreciate in 2008? The answer is managed futures. Yes, the transparent and highly liquid, yet much maligned and misunderstood (though increasingly less so), asset class of managed futures (agricultural, energy and metal commodities futures, interest rate futures, currency futures, etc.). Managed futures have the added benefit of being uncorrelated to the U.S. equity and bond markets. The 1983 seminal study by Dr. John Lintner, a Harvard professor, titled The Potential Role of Managed Commodity-Financial Futures Accounts in Portfolios of Stocks and Bonds was recently updated and confirmed by the CME Group (which includes the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX). Dr. Lintner found that inclusion of managed futures in portfolios decreased risk. Managed futures can be owned by many a retirement planindividual IRAs, pension plans and some 401(k)s, as certain 401(k) plans allow individual selection of an outside broker/administrator. The CME also felt that the diversification benefits applied to any institutional portfolio. The results are so compelling that the board of any institution, along with the portfolio manager, should be forced to articulate in writing their justification in not having a substantial allocation to the liquid alpha space of managed futures. (Lintner Revisited: The Benefits of Managed Futures 25 Years Later by CME Group and AlphaMetrix Alternative Investment Advisors LLC, 2010.) So, before you dismiss as elusive the goal of portfolio diversification, consider how the alternative asset class of managed futures can positively impact your portfolio. Managed futures should not be confused with ETFs or long-only commodity funds which might not perform well in times of economic crisis. In addition to talking to your investment adviser about additional diversification strategies and suitability, it might be wise to talk to a professional trained and licensed in commodities who is able to sell a product that might help you in your diversification goals. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA CME GROUP / COURTESY ART New York Style Pizza | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour NOW 40 BEERS ON TAP! Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. 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CGTW members believe a medical research magnet in Collier County will help reverse these troubling statistics, draw new and expand current business, create high-paying jobs and retain top talent. The announcement of new coalition comes on the heels of Jackson Laboratorys decision to withdraw its application for state economic incentive funds, a move the company says was based on its desire to work closely with Gov. Rick Scott and align the project with his goals for growing the states economy. Everyone in Collier agrees we need more higher-paying, professional jobs, says Mr. Horton. The question is how, at this point, do we get everybody on the same page and get them to understand the long-term value this kind of project would have with the right anchors, such as a Jackson Laboratory, and the right state support such as economic incentive funds. With so many Florida regions and so few opportunities, a community is lucky to get even one chance, he adds. Make no mistake; we are competing with other states, even neighboring counties, for the opportunity to establish a major biotech region in our own backyards Collier is in need of a shared vision of what we want to be as a community as we look forward to the next 10 or 20 years. Thats what Collier Gets to Work is all about. For more information, visit or e-mail WORKFrom page B1 Fifth Third Bank financial experts lead workshop SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop about the financial aspects of owning a business from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 15, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. A panel of six professionals from Fifth Third Bank will discuss managing cash flow; optimizing working capital and speeding up access to available funds; processing credit, debit and gift cards and POS transactions; lending products; improving credit scores and fraud protection; payroll products; efficient solutions to help control business payments; SBA loans and more. Cost is $35. Checks and credit cards will be accepted. Sign up online at or call the SCORE office weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon, 430-0081.BioFlorida puts students in front of employersThe Southwest Chapter of BioFlorida will host a networking event to connect students interested in life science careers with local companies that are recruiting from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Hodges University-Naples. The evening will begin with a presentation about todays work climate and a panel discussion about the school-to-work transition. Students will be able to meet one-onone with about a dozen representatives of local companies. Cost is $15 BioFlorida members, $35 for non-members and free for students. For more information and to register, visit analyst will deliver economic outlook John Augustine, CFA and chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Private Bank, will present Economic Outlook 2011: Rays of Light for the Economy, Business and Investors at 5 p.m. p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Naples Grande Resort. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m., and a reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. Based in Cincinnati, Mr. Augustine is also the portfolio manager of the International ADR Stock Portfolio and Core 40 Domestic Stock Portfolio. He has been practicing portfolio management for more than 18 years and holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. He earned a bachelors degree from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Midwest Bankers Association Trust School. For reservations or more information, call (800) 514-9687, ext. 415, or visit www. association hosts export experts The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association presents Grow Through Exports at its lunch meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Edison State College-Fort Myers. Florida has an annual volume of $74.5 billion in combined exports of goods and services. International trade is a key component in providing increased sales to drive the economic recovery. Guest speakers who will discuss how local manufacturers can take advantage of international markets will be: Rebecca Torres of the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Ms. Torres counsels and develops export strategies for small and medium-sized companies with U.S. products and services. Charlotte Starfire, director, global trade solutions, SunTrust Banks Inc. Ms. Starfire delivers trade finance support and expertise to importers and exporters throughout Southwest Florida. She has more than 25 years of experience in international trade finance and crossborder financing. Tarik Ayasun, president, Taray International Corp. TIC exports tire manufacturing and retreading equipment and supplies worldwide and has sales of about $15 million per year. Mr. Ayasun also owns Transit Dynamics Inc., a supplier of diesel efficiency fluids to bus companies in the United States. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Chet Sadler, SRMA president, at 634-4295. For more information about the association, visit search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. Ohio firm opens office in NaplesColumbus, Ohio-based Waller Financial Planning Group has opened an office in the SunTrust Bank building at Waterside Shops. President Charles Kerwood will oversee operations, management and client service. He has more than 21 years of financial services industry experience and is a graduate of Ohio State University. Established more than 40 years ago, Waller Financial Planning Group specializes in comprehensive financial planning with conservative, long-term investment management strategies. For more information, call 325-8505 or visit Boat Charters ready to set sailCapt. Jim Albert announces the start of Naples Boat Charters, a private charter boat operation in Naples Bay. The company offers daily private sightseeing and sunset charters for up to six passengers aboard the Maritime Lady, a 33-foot Sea Ray Sundancer docked at the Naples Bay Resort Marina. Capt. Albert holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Merchant Marine masters license. In addition to piloting private vessels as a for-hire captain, he has worked as a part-time captain aboard the Naples Princess for the past three years. Maritime Lady also offers weddings performed by the captain and tours for real estate agents and their clients who want to view properties from the water. For more information, call 593-7475 or visit BUSINESS BRIEFS

PAGE 41 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 The Collier County Bar Association holds its general membership luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 14, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Register at The Gulf Coast Venture Forum, N aples chapt er, meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the members club room at Tiburon Golf Course, 2610 Tiburon Drive. Members and those interested in learning more about joining are welcome. Call 262-6300 or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f C ommerce holds its next Back 2 Basics brown-bag lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Attendance is free for chamber members and $20 for others. Call 992-2943, visit or e-mail Stephanie@ Wake Up Naples sponsor ed b y the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and The Terraces of Bonita Springs, takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Hilton Naples. The program will be about the state of the arts and culture in Collier County. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Register at The Marco Island Chamber of Commer ce holds an After 5 members mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Gem Remotes, 356 Capri Blvd., Isle of Capri. RSVP by e-mailing Jennifer@ or calling 642-0873. The Collier Building Industry As socia tion holds a members mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Dimensions Design Center, 4531 Enterprise Ave. Cost is $15 for CBIA members and $20 for others. Sign up at www.cbia. net or call 436-6100. The Greater Naples Chamber of C ommer ce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Encore Bank, 3003 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for others. Register at PRACC, P ublic Relations and Mark eting Professionals of Collier County, holds a luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Guest speakers Jan. 20 will be Dan Nelson, director of development at WGCU Public Media; Jean Gruss, Lee/ Collier editor of Gulf Coast Business Review; and Amy Sowder staff writer at The News-Press. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. Call 436-2105 to register. For more information, visit The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets f or dinner and a busines s meeting with program at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Bellasera Hotel. Next meeting: Jan. 25. For more information, visit BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Many people dont realize it, but the alternative minimum tax (AMT) may whack them. It was originally intended to apply to high-income taxpayers who take advantage of loopholes, many of which no longer even exist. But today, since its not indexed for inflation, its hitting more and more middle-income taxpayers. Its not pretty, either. 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Some attendees chose to join Initiative Teams and work with like-minded attendees to pursue important goals such as reduction in health-care costs through the use of living wills or the promotion of fitness programs throughout Southwest Florida. And one eighth-grade language arts teacher undertook the task of developing an entire curriculum around a portion of the conference, using speaker videos as a stimulus for learning, classwork and projects; teachers throughout Collier County, and even from other markets, now have access to her work.2011 planning nearing completionThe 2011 Imagine Solutions Conference, scheduled for March 21-22 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, promises to build on the success of the inaugural conference. More than 40 of the countrys most important thought leaders have been booked to bring their big ideas to Southwest Florida. They include experts who every day appear on national media, publish authoritative books, testify in Congressional hearings, appear at thought leader conferences worldwide, consult with public and private sector leadership and impact millions of lives. Among them are a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a NASA chief scientist, the creator of Planet Earth, Fortune Magazines Mr. Gene, the founder of Teach for America, the author of Top Ten Medical Research Trends to Watch in 2010 for, several from Time Magazines 100 most influential people list, and the executive director emeritus of UNICEF. These speakers will address seven pressing topics: 1. ECONOMY: Can America compete? Prosperity in the global economy requires rethinking of standard priorities. To address this issue, CNBC anchor Tyler Mathisen will moderate a panel of distinguished journalists affiliated with The Fiscal Times. 2. EDUCATION: Breakthrough ideas Innovation is critical to an education system in crisis. Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America, and Mike Feinberg, founder of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Charter Schools, will be joined by experts presenting three other breakthrough ideas. 3. ENERGY: A new way forward Energy independence relies on identifying sustainable resources. Dennis Bushness, chief NASA scientist at the Langley Research Center, and others will discuss the realities of and possibilities for this quest. 4. INSIGHT: Unexpected wisdom Humans crave learning, from the inexplicable to the incredible. Speakers sharing extraordinary experiences will include Planet Earth Executive Producer Mike Gunter and Discovery Channel explorer Oliver Steeds, together with the leading authority of Innovation as a Competitive Advantage. 5. LEADERSHIP: Pace-setting women Women are redefining effective leadership. Speakers lending their perspective to this issue include the worlds leading voice against human trafficking and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Somaly Mam, along with Isobel Coleman, an expert on women in Islam. 6. MEDICINE: Game-changing genomics Genomics holds hope of preventing, treating and curing disease on an individualized basis. Imagine Solutions welcomes Juan Enriquez, who Fortune has termed Mr. Gene, along with National Geographic Genographic Project Director Spencer Wells and several others to address the potential and the challenges of this most timely topic. 7. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS: System-changers Among those representing a new class of leaders taking an entrepreneurial approach to resolving social problems are Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and JB Schramm, whose College Summit initiative helps economically disadvantaged students enter college. 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PAGE 45 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Monthly meeting at McCormick & SchmicksMembership Directors Association of Southwest FloridaNETWORKING 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. Melody Kappauf and Francine Cavasino 2. Elizabeth Bernardez, Heather Niemczyk and Alesia Mata 3. Don Edwards and David May 4. Stacey Persinger and Gabbie Lohan 5. Lisa Wilson, Melissa Shannehan and Kimberly Doerseln 6. Kimberly Doerseln, Claire Pera and Barbara Alderson 7. Mary Jane Chappy and Pat Schulz CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 2 6 7 3 4 6


Monika R. DeBenedictis has been named Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 by the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf chapter. The award recognizes a real estate professional who has excelled in her career by developing new business initiatives, mentoring others within the profession, participating in business and professional organizations and promoting community involvement in a leadership role. Ms. DeBenedictis has been an associate with John R. Wood Realtors since 1998. Sharon Kennedy has joined John R. Wood Realtors as an agent with the Michele Harrison Group. Originally from California, Ms. Kennedy worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines and has been in the new construction and real estate business in Naples since 2001. Tim Lang has joined the Miromar Realty sales team as an associate at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Mr. Lang has been in the luxury real estate market in Southwest Florida for more than 12 years and has earned top producer recognition, helping more than 275 families locate and purchase luxury homes in Lee and Collier counties. He holds a degree in business from Michigan State University. Florida Gulf Coast University will of f er an undergraduate major in real estate beginning in the fall of 2012. Shelton Weeks, a Lucas professor of real estate in the Lutg ert College of Business and a director of the Lucas Institute of Real Estate Development & Finance at FGCU, says the major will build on the real estate minor program already offered at the university. I expect this will be a very attractive option for students who plan on working in real estate related fields such as environment studies, engineering, geography or hospitality, Dr. Weeks says. It will outstanding academic instruction with insights that can only be obtained from industry executives who have extensive experience in the complex process of real estate development. He anticipates the result will be a nationally recognized program that prepares our graduates for the wide range of challenges they will face in this increasingly competitive industry. Approximately two dozen FGCU students, mostly business majors, are currently enrolled in the real estate minor degree program that began in the fall of 2009. That curriculum consists of 18 hours in courses including real estate fundamentals, Florida real estate law, real estate investment decision analysis and urban economics. The real estate major program will consist of 27 credit hours. Curriculum specifics will be determined based on input from potential employers and others who would benefit from having more highly trained real estate professionals enter the Southwest Florida market, Dr. Weeks says. Their opinions will be sought primarily via an Internet-based survey that should be ready in the next month, he adds. Dr. Weeks and his FGCU colleague Howard Finch, chair of the economics and finance department in the Lutgert C ollege of MICHELANGELO HOMES / COURTESY PHOTOS The Villa Navona exudes luxury inside and out. The award-winning Villa Navona by Michelangelo Homes marries luxury with comfort and old-world craftsmanship in Quail West, a golf course community in North Naples. Inspired by the villas of Italy, the home has 5,397 square feet under air, four bedrooms, study, game room, four full-baths and two halfbaths, a pool bath and a threecar garage. As furnished, the Villa Navona is offered at $2.98 million. Quail West has two championship courses designed by Arthur Hills. The 70,000-square-foot clubhouse has casual and fine dining, a ballroom, wine grotto, full-service spa and beauty salon, pro shops, fitness center and card room, Outside are eight lighted red-clay tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized solarium pool. All of the communitys amenities are owned debt-free and run by the members. In addition to Michelangelo Homes, Quail Wests select group of Featured Builders includes Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Development, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, The Newport Companies and Robert DAngelo Jr. Construction Company. For more information, visit Quail West online at www.QuailWest. com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY In the master suite, a comfy couch is set in an alcove, and a bulls eye mirror 4 feet in diameter hangs above the upholstered headboard. Silk bedding and window treatments are in shades of green, aqua, brown and creams.Quail WestOld-world craftsmanship meets comfort and luxury inFGCU will offer real estate major in fall of 2012SEE MAJOR, B14 REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFREAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS DEBENEDICTIS LANG KENNEDY


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PAGE 49 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Business, started laying the groundwork for a real estate major at the university during the 2001-02 academic year, when they began work on a project that examined real estate programs across the country. The resulting paper An Analysis of Real Estate Curriculum Requirements at AACSB International-Accredited Institutions was published in 2003 in the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education. Many universities around the country, including several in Florida, offer graduate degrees in real estate, and Dr. Weeks stresses that FGCU does not want to replicate those efforts. It is our belief that creating a top-quality undergraduate program will best serve the needs of the Southwest Florida economy, he says. The local real estate industry, he adds, presents a wide variety of internship opportunity for students in FGCUs real estate program. Weve had students (in the minor program) intern with commercial and residential brokers, real estate appraisers, real estate lenders and real estate developers, he says. Some internships have focused on specific projects, while others have a more broad emphasis similar to a management trainee program, he adds.Survey saysDr. Weeks expects the online survey giving those in the real estate industry the opportunity to comment on the new major at FGCU will be ready sometime in February. Links to it will be posted at as well as at the websites of numerous local real estate organizations. For more information, e-mail Dr. Weeks at MAJORFrom page B11COURTESY PHOTOLocal author Mike Kilbourn, right receives the first copy of his book, The Florida Domicile Handbook: Vital Information for New Florida Residents, 2nd Edition, from publisher Brendan Kelly, left. Mr. Kilbourn, a family wealth transfer specialist, and co-author Brad Galbraith are hosting free Florida domicile seminars through March in Naples. Find one at FRESH OFF THE PRESS It is our belief that creating a top-quality undergraduate program will best serve the needs of the Southwest Florida economy. Dr. Shelton Weeks, FGCU REAL ESTATE 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@ R. Wood Realtors holiday party 1. Diane Zingali, Diana McCoy, Nigel Fullick, Maggie Bradley and Gerry Teeven 2. Bobby Williams, Jeri Cobb and Anita Colletti 3. Carla Soviero and Stephen Bogart 4. Connie Spitzmiller and Maggie Sanders 5. Carl and Jeannie Helen 6. Laurie Cassell and Phil Wood FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOS 2 1 3 4 5 6


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PRE-CONSTRUCTION of custom home on lake in Pelican Landing. is fabulous home will have all of the extras for the most discriminating buyer! 4+Den/3.5 (H5087) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $950,000 Pelican Landing, 24930 Goldcrest Dr Golf course home site w/water views, impeccable interior w/tile & wood ooring, granite, crown, plantation shutters, outdoor kitchen & htd pool. 3-car garage. 4+Den/3.5 (H4898) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $950,000 Old Naples, 617 6th Ave S #202 Beautifully furnished condo located a block o 5th Ave. S. Stroll to beach, Cambier Park & all downtown has to oer. Unit boasts 2 covered parking spaces. 2/2.5 (C2574) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $749,000 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 Pelican Landing, 3681 Lakemont Dr 180 degree lake views. Immaculate designer furnished home w/plantation shutters, granite, volume ceilings, SS appliances & heated pool/spa. 2 car garage. 3/2 (H4992) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $670,000 Pelican Landing, 3511 Pine Fern Ln Fantastic oor plan with stunning lake view. Recently updated kitchen must see! 4/3.5 (H5378) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $650,000 Royal Harbor, 2200 Snook Dr 3BR/2BA home w/replace located on a deep water canal in Royal Harbor. 3/2 (H5300) Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166, Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $629,000 e Dunes, 325 Dunes Blvd, #407 End unit beautifully furnished w/view to Turkey Bay, Gulf & the preserve. Deep, 40-ft wraparound lanai. Resort amenities include dining, lagoon pool and more. 3/3 (C7118) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $595,000 Pelican Landing, 24925 Bay Cedar Dr Fabulous home w/premium golf course views. Wood ooring, kitchen with granite & stainless steel, lots of custom upgrades with heated. Pool & 3 car garage. 3/2 (H4251) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $575,000 Pelican Landing, 25011 Pinewater Cove Ln Incredible deal! Ultra private setting, lots of custom features. Ceramic tile throughout, beautiful landscaping sure to please!! 4+Den/3 (H5500) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $550,000 Pelican Landing, 24740 Hollybrier Ln Gorgeous updated home w/lake views. Tile throughout, granite, plantation shutters, tray & volume ceilings & heated pool. Attention to every detail. 2 car gar. 3+Den/3 (V1288) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $549,999 Pelican Landing, 3511 Muscadine Ln Recently updated, very well kept Pelican Landing home. Upgrades galore! Very spacious oor plan-lots of bang for your buck. Dont miss out on this one.! 3+Den/3 (H5363) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $499,999 Naples Lakes Country Club, 4740 Cerromar Dr Well maintained Franklin model. Pool, hurricane shutters, pillared columns. Bundled golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Seller oers a 1 year HO Warranty! 2+Den/2 (H5345) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $464,000 Oyster Bay 1569 Chesapeake Ave C.6595 is pet friendly condo has it all! Completely renovated, 30 deeded boat slip, direct Gulf access, vaulted ceilings, addtl storage, laundry in unit. 3/2 (C6595) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Don Winkler, 961-2166 $449,000 Verona Walk, 7782 Tommasi Ct is popular Oakmont oor plan has it all: southern exposure, lake view, all tile & wood ooring, plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center & more! 3+Den/2 (H5034) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $395,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing, 23801 Merano Ct #102 Preserve views & golf course beyond. Tile & plantation shutters, custom paint, tray ceilings w/crown, wet bar, tiled lanai w/electric shutters & 2-car garage. 2/2.5 (C6433) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $359,900 Pelican Landing, 24665 Canary Island Ct, #203 2nd oor end coach home with captivating golf course views. 2,112 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, formal dining, clubhouse, gated community. 1 car attached garage. 3/2.5 (C6556) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $334,500 Village Walk, 3251 Benicia Ct is popular Oakmont Model is on the end of a cul-de-sac with a beautiful lake view and extended lanai for entertaining. Freshly painted throughout. 3+Den/2.5 (H5342) Debbie Zvibleman, 272-8878 $325,000 Pelican Landing, 25070 Ballycastle Ct, #201 Furnished 2nd oor home w/gorgeous Spring Creek views. Features include wood ooring, granite, custom built-ins & mirrors, newer carpet & niches. 1 car garage. 3/2 (C6803) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $324,900 Pelican Landing, 25031 Banbridge Ct, #201 2nd oor 2,100 sq. ft. end coach home w/ tile & wood ooring, crown molding, neutral dcor and 9ft ceilings. Large, open and bright. 1 car attached garage. 3/2 (C6446) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $319,999 Pelican Landing, 25020 Cypress Hollow Ct, #204 Fantastic View. Spacious oor plan with plenty of guest/oce space. Upgrades galore. Immaculately maintained new roof in 2010! 3+Den/2 (V1463) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $284,900 Pelican Landing, 23631 Waterside Dr Wonderful .40 of an acre lake home site ready for your dream home with no time limits to build within this gated community. Enjoy all the community amenities. (L1003) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $278,500 Pelican Landing, 25220 Pelican Creek Cir, #101 Coach home w/private setting & beautiful creek views! Only a hop across the street to pool & clubhouse! HOA fee incl. Tennis, sailing, bocce ball & much more! 3/2 (C6938) Bunny Caravello & Team, 949-3907 $250,000


Pelican Bay, 7629 Bay Colony Dr Beachfront estate home in a private, gated community. Marble oored foyer, sweeping spiral staircase & superbly detailed rooms w/marble, stone & hardwood rs. 5+Den/5.5 (H5442) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $10,900,000 Old Naples, 92 Gulf Shore Blvd S Situated west of the boulevard & approx. 100 ft from the sand w/views of the Gulf, easy access to all Old Naples has to oer & pool. 5,949 sfua. 5-car garage. 5+Den/5+2half (H4224) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $6,450,000 Pine Ridge, 181 Eugenia Dr Architectural achievement sited on 1 of the largest lakes to be found in Naples oering an estate unlike any other. Custom built in 2004 by Hemmer Construction. 5+Den/6+2half (H5411) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $4,950,000 Old Naples, 150 Gulf Shore Blvd S A 2009 home built to all storm & style standards w/ views of the Gulf & close to all that old Naples has to oer. Decorator-ready w/a $200,000 credit at closing. 4+Den/4+2half (H4234) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $4,900,000 Port Royal, 1331 Spyglass Ln Located in cul-de-sac at southern end of Spyglass Lane. Includes new roof, cement oating dock, brick paved driveway, 16 ceilings, keystone patio w/pool & spa. 4+Den/4 (H4624) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $4,495,000 Mediterra, 15911 Roseto Way Warm, inviting, luxurious & furnished estate home w/western exp., golf course & lake views, wine cellar, innity pool, gourmet appls, stone, wood. 4+Den/5.5 (H3954) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $3,987,500 Bonita Beach, 27836 Hickory Blvd Perfectly proportioned Gulf-front home of striking design & superior craftsmanship. 4,343 sfua. 4 +den +theater rm/4.5 baths/3-bay+ garage $3,795,000 furnished. 4+Den/5.5 (H5106) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $3,650,000 Naples Cay, 81 Seagate Dr, #902 Exquisite condo for the most discriminating buyer. One of Naples most prestigious addresses. 43 residences. Private elevator. Gated beachfront enclave. 4/4 (C4409) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $3,650,000 Estates at Bay Colony 1278 Waggle Way Magnicent estate home with Classic Palm Beach architectural design and exquisite detailing. Panoramic golf course and lakefront views from huge lanai. 5+Den/6+2half (H3400) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $3,495,000 Naples Cay, 81 Seagate Dr, #1101 Unparalleled. In no other Naples property can you combine state-of-the-art amenities of a premier luxury tower w/privacy & spaciousness of a beachfront estate. 4/4.5 (C6849) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $3,495,000 Old Naples, 159 15th Ave S Lake front residence built in 2002 just 3 houses to bch. Oering 5 BR stes, library, den, 4-car gar, lg verandas, marble rs, French drs, FP plus 11 ceilings. 5+Den/5.5 (H4866) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $3,450,000 Pelican Bay, 8171 Bay Colony Dr #1904 e amenities of Bay Colony and panoramic Gulf views in this beautifully updated end-unit oered furnished. Includes poolside cabana and 2 parking spaces. 3+Den/3.5 (C5956) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $2,855,000 Old Naples, 368 4th Ave N Meticulous 2008 renovation. A 5,368sf two-story home on a wide lot with multiple living and entertainment spaces and all-day sun on the 47 freeform pool. 5+Den/5 (H4457) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $2,395,000 e Colony, 23780 Napoli Way Luxurious 2-story former model home w/innity pool, spa, pvt water views. Wood rs, gas/ elec replaces, granite kitchen & custom cabinetry! Easy to show. 4+Den/4.5 (H4824) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $1,750,000 Grey Oaks, 1346 Noble Heron Way A Perfectly proportioned 2006 home of elegant design, quality nish & superior craftsmanshipFloor plan provides perfect combination of pvt & public spaces. 3+Den/3.5 (H4979) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $1,598,000 Naples Boat Club, 909 10th St S, #304 Waterfront views from every room give way to endless lazy days watching the boats go by. 42 terrace, fabulous amenities, walk to 5th Ave. 3/3.5 (C4947) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,590,000 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 Imperial Golf Estates 1740 Supreme Ct Tropical Oasis courtyard home w/built-in outside replace, grill, spillover spa & every amenity you could want. Ultimate in casual elegance & privacy. Must see. 4/4 (H5428) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $999,000 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 Old Naples, 455 Central Ave Adorable cottage w/2-bay garage. oughtfully updated & ready for immed occupancy. In heart of downtown & only 4 blocks to beach. Lushly landscaped, new appls. 2/2 (H5489) Bill Earls, 777-6622 $855,000 Pelican Bay, 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #G-14 Live luxuriously in the St Raphael for less than many others have paid! Located in the main tower with a private pool and garden. 2/2 (C6907) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #603 Impressive Gulf view, bright and spacious, wood oors, electric shutters. www. 2+Den/2.5 (C7087) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 Tidewater Island 6081 Tidewater Island Cir Quaint Private boating community! Just minutes to the Gulf via beautiful Estero Bay. Spacious home with pool and 25 ft boat dock. 4/3 (H4835) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865, Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $674,900 Pelican Marsh, 9109 Troon Lakes Dr Superb detail, meticulous 2600 SF home. Open oor plan, lake view, spa, summer kitchen. Tile, gourmet kitchen, granite in baths, shutters & extra storage. 3+Den/2.5 (H4756) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $629,500 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 Moorings, 2200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #R3 value in Indies West with panoramic views & resort-style amenities plus boat docks for residents. Professionally decorated & updated. Attached one-car garage. 2/2 (C6568) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $580,000 e Dunes, 325 Dunes Blvd, #405 WOW! e Lanai gives you outstanding views of Turkey Bay to the West and North. All the upgrades you would expect, plus fabulous amenities! 3/2 (C5090) Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $580,000 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 Imperial Golf Estates, 2003 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Long lake views on a quiet street with southern exposure. Family room built-ins, open kitchen with granite and cooktop island. Heated pool. 3+Den/2.5 (H5461) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $549,000 Eden On e Bay 312 Steerforth Ct 2005 SFH, eastern exp, west of 41 in gated community near beaches. Open r plan, heated pool & spa, nicely upgraded, tiled, crown & custom paint on private lot. 3+Den/2.5 (H5243) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $489,000 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. Dockage avail with gulf access. 3+Den/2 (C6300) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $350,000 Waterfront In Naples, 2206 Anchorage Ln, #C Hidden away & loaded w/upgrades, elegant w/privacy, boating possibilities & Gulf access. Professionally decorated w/top of line nishes & minutes to downtown. 3+Den/2 (C6319) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $350,000 Carlton Lakes, 6078 Highwood Park Ct Bright & Fabulous SFH on lg cul-de-sac lot, 2100 SF, vol. ceilings, ext. lanai, diag. tile, new a/c, tranquil & pvt view, quiet location, tennis, pet friendly! 3+Den/2 (H4794) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $314,900 Moorings, 3100 Binnacle Dr #302 Sophisticated updating in this 3rd Port Side Club unit. Lake view from lanai & master. Well managed, nancially stable assoc. Pvt Mooring Bch Club included. 2/2 (C6200) Lynn H. Fulton, 293-3125 $278,000 Golden Gate Estates 3875 29th Ave SW Two master suites, pool & spa. Conveniently located close to town just o 951. Large private 2.27 acre lot with RV parking pad. 4/3 (H5170) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865 $274,000


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Let me help you with your mortgage. Kimberli Escarra Vice President 239.642.4759 Office 877.793.3628 SOLID FINDS A WAY Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., Richard Residential, LLC $395,000Horse lovers, landscapers/agricultural users. Barn, lake, utilities 4.77 acres. Silver Lakes Mfg/RV Park $95,000Vacant parcel, well cared for community. Golf course view, storage shed. Large screened porch overlooking lake. Offered furnished. $128,000. MOTIVATED SELLER DOWNING-FRYE REALTY INC. VASARI $349,9003 bed/2bath plus den 2nd oor carriage home with attached garage, Professionally decorated with loads of upgrades!VASARI $565,0003+den, 2 full bathes. This fabulous Porta Rosa villa has western exposure located on Lake Vasari. VASARI 349,000Spacious carriage home boasts 3 large bedrooms+ Den 2 full baths. Bundled golf, tennis and CC amenities included. VASARI $219,9002 bedrooms +den/2 baths Don't miss this newly listed 2nd oor garden home with outstanding lake and golf course views.Bonita Springs, FL 34135 The Good Life... is closer than you think!Greg A. Pedrotty, REALTOR Cell: 239.776.4251 Whether you are Buying or Selling let me go to work for you to exceed your expectations in the real estate process. My goal is to relieve the stress and make the transaction an enjoyable memory. Buy With Bristol, Sell With BristolForest Park 239.352.6400 877.352.6404www.BristolRE.com3790 Recreation LaneLovely 4+ Den Floorplan w/ Dream Kitchen$359,900 Featured Agent Hiring Agents Call For Details Exciting Opportunities 791 10th Street South Ste. 202 Naples, FL 34102 Dave Ison hails from San Diego. With a love for nding and refurbishing distressed Real Estate in the San Diego area and transforming them into beautiful homes, David naturally fell into the Real Estate Industry. Having lived on both Florida Coasts, Dave has a unique perspective of the Florida Lifestyle. An avid boater, and outdoorsman, he knows and loves what Naples can offer. His continued involvement of buying, selling and deciphering market trends, has sharpened this skill set and rates Dave high in Client Satisfaction and makes him the Referral of Choice. As a local business owner and operator, Dave has powerful negotiating skills. Your most important investment requires the strength and professionalism of this Bristol Team member to work with you; from the initial negotiation to the successful close. Dave Ison is the Professional Choice for you! Dave IsonCall Today: 239-963-7825 Florida Weekly 11/15/2010 4:44:17 PM Gail Peluso of Zehner and Peluso Associates has introduced Vacant Property Insurance to clients in the Southwest Florida market. The agency is one of the first in the area to offer this type of insurance that protects commercial and residential vacant property owners from liabilities. This insurance will offer relief to all vacant property owners, but especially banks and builders who own a number of foreclosed properties and suddenly find themselves unprotected and at risk for liabilities. New protection for property owners offered


B25 WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental PropertiesANNUAL RENTALSUNFURNISHED HOUSES Port Royal ..............................................$6700 Park Shore .............................................$5500 Vanderbilt .............................................$4500 Royal Harbor ........................................$4500 Firano .....................................................$3900 Old Naples .............................................$2600 River Reach Estates ..............................$2400 Long Shore Lakes .................................$1995 Crescent Lakes ......................................$1800 Pebble Brooke Lakes ............................$1500 RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA Pelican Landing/La Scala ....................$3300 Bonita Bay/House .................................$1975 Shadow Wood Preserve .......................$1275 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ........................$1000 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 CONDOMINIUMSLemuria .................................................$2500 Park Shore Beach/Vistas .....................$2200 Pelican Marsh/Mont Claire................$2000 Old Naples/Alcosa.................................$1700 Banyan Woods ......................................$1700 Stratford Place/Pinehurst ...................$1400 Parkshore/Bordeaux Club ..................$1400 Verona Walk .........................................$1300 Mimosa Club .........................................$1050 Furnished Annuals from $1200 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 J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION 4BR,3.5BA, features both formal living and dinning, replace, custom moldings, and pool w/lake views! Pristine Condition. over-sized lot is only one of the fabulous features this 3BR,2.5 BA plus den has to offer. Upgraded throughout with tile in living areas, new stainless appliances, granite, private pool with lake view and more! beauty has the WOW factor for its views. Outstanding Sunset and wide water views from inside and out! Original owners have taken pride in their seasonal home and it shines throughout. 2BR,2BA open oor plan, nicely upgraded tile throughout entire home, large screened lanai with lake views! 3BR, 2.5 BA plus den completely renovated! Features new porcelain tile in living areas, new A/C, Granite, new carpet in bedrooms, freshly painted interior hurricane protection and more! Owner Agent with screened patio. Original owner, very clean, near all amenities. REDUCED with wide water views. Clean, light and bright, ready for quick closingenjoy it this season! ISLAND WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION 4 BR, 3.5 BA, features unparalleled craftsmanship throughout entire home, gourmet kitchen with top of the appliances, designer nishes,genuine hardwood oors, private pool with lake views and much more! A must see home! REDUCED BARGAIN SHORT SALE TURNKEY PACKAGE offers 3BR, 2.5BA plus den, tile throughout entire home, built-in entertainment center, and large screen lanai with lake views. Desirable location just steps from all amenities. Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. REDUCED need to sell quickly. Tropical retreat complete with Koi pond. 2BR, 2BA value pack! One Di Vosta most popular home styles ever and with good reason! This lovely home features upgrades galore, tile in living areas, corian counters, custom heated pool, full hurricane protection and more! EXTENDED 2BR,2BA lake view Carpi offers 1680 sq ft under air! Desirable oor plan features tile, built-in entertainment center, New A/C, private pool with lake views and desirable southern exposure. $265,900 FEATURED PROPERTYRECENT T RANSACTI ONS Brooklyn Joes Pizza Inc. has leased 1 ,625 squar e feet of retail space in The Shoppes at Pelican Landing at 24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, from Pelican Landing of Georgia LLC. Carlos Acosta, Chuck Smith and Steve Shelton of Grubb & Ellis | 1st Commercial negotiated the transaction. Diamond C leaners has renewed 2,128 square feet of retail space at Bellagio Shoppes, 877 91st St., from LBUBS 2006-C6 Tamiami Trail LLC/LNR Partners Inc. Bill Young and Mike Concilla of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. F oxworthys Interiors LLC has leased 1 ,250 square feet of office space at 3551 Bonita Bay Blvd., Suite 1, Bonita Springs, from 3511 Bonita Bay Blvd LLC. Charles Jans of Grubb & Ellis | 1st Commercial negotiated the transaction. Old N aples Bay has renewed the lease on 8 93 square feet of retail space at Dockside Boardwalk, 1100 Sixth Ave., from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Possibilities by Jan Inc. has leased 7 ,518 square feet of retail space at 38 and 50 Goodlette Road S. from Gregg Holdings Inc. David Stevens of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. RBC Capital Markets LLC has r enewed 5,060 square feet of office space at 4851 Tamiami Trail N. from CFC Partnership. Dan OBerski and Matt Fredrickson of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.




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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 WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked22 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 23 MOORINGS 671 Portside Drive $879,000 Premier SIR Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552>$900,00024 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) From the $900s Premier SIR Call 239-5912727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 25 PELICAN MARSH GABLES 1070 Spanish Moss Trail $995,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 4047887 >$1,000,00026 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 568 Tierra Mar Lane $1,195,000 Premier SIR Linda Piatt 269-2322 27 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $1,375,000 Premier SIR Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 28 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd. #401 $1,450,000 Premier SIR Cathy/Jim McCormick 850-4278. REDUCED29 WEST BAY CLUB LAUREL OAKS 22231 Red Laurel Lane $1,465,000 Premier SIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 30 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-531 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE I 10951 Gulfshore Drive #1105 $1,550,000 Premier SIR Pat Callis 250-0562 32 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 33 VANDERBILT BEACH MANATEE RESORT 9566 Gulf Shore Drive #PH03 $1,874,000 Premier SIR Pat Callis/Kathryn Tout 250-0562 >$2,000,00034 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAKE FOREST 9540 Lakebend Preserve $2,195,000 Premier SIR Jack Despart 273-793135 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 36 BONITA BAY ROOKERY LAKE 26671 Rookery Lake Drive $2,595,000 Premier SIR Gary L. 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PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 The role in the tragic romance is a demanding one for a tenor. Many shy away from it, because it requires that the singer stay in a high spot all the time. Its relentless, Mr. Kearns says. Where the music sits for the tenor is quite difficult. And one has to be able to sit up there with some ease. If not, it can knock you off your plate, as they say. Its high-wire act, he adds. Youre up and at it from the word go. Theres no moment where you can just stroll your way through In some operas you have sections where youre not sitting in the stratosphere and you can hold back, or have respites. But not with Lucia Di Lammermoor. You have to be firing on all cylinders, to sing the tenor part, Mr. Kearns says. Thats the bottom line. Its a tough sing. He performed in Carmen in Ireland this past July and describes it as a walk in the park compared to Lucia Di Lammermoor. If I can get through this opera, I can get through any of them.Opera all the way Gaetano Donizettis opera tells the tale of star-crossed lovers from two fighting clans in Scotland. Edgardo and Lucia are lovers. Theyre meeting secretly, behind everyones back, Mr. Kearns says. But the story doesnt work out the way hed like it. Shes forced to marry another She goes a bit crazy, in true opera form. Last season, Mr. Kearns sang the part of Romeo in Opera Naples semi-staged production of Romeo and Juliet Then and Now, which also contained selections from West Side Story. (Ms. Pearce explains about a semistaged production: There are costumes and movement, but minimal furniture on stage. You perform the highlights. Its like a Readers Digest condensed version of the opera.) But this production of Lucia Di Lammermoor is a grand opera, what many think of when they think of opera: a fullout, no-holds-barred, dramatic spectacle, complete with a chorus of about 30 and an orchestra with an equal number of musicians. Singing opposite Mr. Kearns in the role as Lucia is coloratura soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last year as Queen of the Night in Mozarts The Magic Flute. Baritone Christopher Holloway, who has previously performed with Opera Naples in La Traviata and La Boheme, plays Lucias brother. Robert Swedberg, former general director of Orlando Opera, is stage director, and Metropolitan Opera Conductor Franz Vote conducts the orchestra.Setting the stageThe performances are the companys first grand opera of the 2010-2011 season. Opening night is black-tie optional and includes a champagne reception and a fundraising auction. Tickets are $145. For the second year, Opera Naples is staging its grand production at Miromar Design Center in Estero. Its an unusual center (for an opera), Mr. Kearns says. Its a lovely venue. Its like a cruise ship, with the balconies, and were using all of that open space. Smaller companies that dont have the funding bigger opera companies enjoy often are forced be creative in the space in which they perform, he says, adding he has performed opera outdoors, in courtyards of castles and in all sorts of locations. Ms. Pearce elaborates about the grand opera at the design center: We have a set especially designed for circumstances where there isnt a curtain. Its beautiful with fjord rock formations 17 feet tall that move around into different positions, to create outdoor and indoor scenes. Fire in the bellyAlthough he wanted to sing professionally as a young man Mr. Kearns, a native of Ireland, studied catering and hotel management. He sang at weddings and at local events and kept entering contests. What kept him going? Its a case of you have to want to do it, he says. You have to have the fire in the belly, the hunger for it. If he didnt sing, hed be like a fish out of water. You need air, you need oxygen, he says. I need to sing. And its not for the notoriety, he insists. I could care less for applause, adulation and praise. It does nothing for me. I could perform for one person or a thousand. If Im singing well and am happy doing it, then thats all the adulation or praise I need. In 1993, he entered a contest called Irelands Search for a Tenor. It was a play on the word tenner, which is what Irelands new 10-pound note was called. He sang Danny Boy on the phone and qualified to become a contestant, and then had to hitchhike to Dublin to participate in the finals. He felt intimated when he heard the other contestants warming up, singing scales. A self-described country bumpkin, Mr. Kearns had had no professional vocal training. He sang The Impossible Dream from Don Quixote and, as an encore, Danny Boy. I was looking for an opportunity to be introduced to singing teachers, to just get my name out there, he says. He won the contest. I was as green as grass, as they say. I went for it, and they thought I was the best. They must have liked the raw talent. They must have thought I had potential. On the panel was Veronica Dunne, a renowned voice teacher at the Leinster School of Music, who has performed with Joan Sutherland. She instantly recognized Mr. Kearns talent. He went on to study with her for three years. I was introduced to classical music and opera, he says. Before, my idea of classical music was Broadway and musicals. It wasnt my cup of tea, as they say. The more he learned about opera, however, the more he realized he should be doing it. I had a voice and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability. Singing, realizing I was a tenor, and singing the repertoire its like the hands and the glove. Opera was the pop music of its day, he says. Whether its in duets, quartets or sextets, when you hear the singers working together and how the music is written for them, its quite phenomenal. You can have six voices all doing their own thing on the stage all at once, and you can hear it. Its exciting. Its beautifully written music unparalleled, compared to the music of today. This music has come through the centuries. Its quite amazing.Opera as actingIn 1998, Mr. Kearns became a founding member of The Irish Tenors. In addition to their native Ireland, theyve toured the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Their 10 CDs have sold millions of copies. Mr. Kearns continues to sing with the trio and also gives solo concerts, but he wants to do more opera. I enjoy it more so than anything else, he says. Its acting through music on stage. As a soloist, he mixes it up, giving his audience Irish songs, popular opera, ballads and tunes from Broadway musicals. I create a concert with an ebb and flow, moments of fun, nostalgia, despair, more fun. A roller coaster of emotions. Its what pays the bills. Its also what got him acknowledged as Irelands Finest (Living) Tenor at the Dublin National Concert Halls Silver Jubilee in 2006. (But) the opera for me is my pleasure and fun, he says. It gives me a chance to work on my voice and develop the opera craft. He sings opera because it is his passion. I can assure you, and people can tell you, its not for the money they go into opera, he says. For opera, you eat, drink and sleep this music and the score for months in advance. Then youre dragged over the coals, pulled asunder, pushed from pillar to post by the director and conductor. Whats it all for? In the end, to do a good job and sing this music thats been sung for hundreds of years, to put your stamp on it. At the end of the day, when we pass on in life, people will look on and say, Soand-so did a great job. To be remembered for something worthwhile its having a legacy.A tenor is a tenorThough a founding member of The Irish Tenors, he seems not keen on being called one. To stamp someone with the label, Irish tenor why arent Italians called Italian tenors? A tenor is a tenor. Im a lyric tenor, he says. People have invented a new (term), Irish tenor. Automatically, if people see a concert advertised and it says Irish tenor, they think its going to be all Irish music. Yes, Im a tenor, Im Irish, but I can deliver the goods, not just Irish music. I want people to know the other side of me: He can sing Tura Lura or Danny Boy til the cows come home. But when he stands up, he can hold his own with the best of them. OPERAFrom page 1 >> Lucia Di Lammermoor by Opera Naples >> When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 15, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 16 >> Where: Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero >> Cost: $145 for Saturday evening, includes champagne reception and fundraising auction; $25-$95 for Sunday afternoon. >> Info: 514-7464 or in the know >> More opera to come Heres what Opera Naples is planning for the remainder of the season: >> Carmen Feb. 18 and 20 at Gulf Coast High School Bizets opra comique features some of operas most famous melodies as it weaves the tale of Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy with a free spirit and a ery temper. Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock stars in the title role. >> Requiem Mass March 31 and April 2 at Moorings Presbyterian Church Opera Naples grandest scale production to date will feature more than 150 performers, including the Metropolitan Operas leading mezzo-soprano, Laura Vlasak Nolen, Canadian Opera tenor Kurt Lehmann and Opera Naples own soprano, Steffanie Pearce. The cast will perform under the baton of William Noll. For more information, call (800) 771-1041 or visit more to come LUNA KIRSTEN CALLAGHAN / COURTESY PHOTOAnthony Kearns


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PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Live Entertainment Wednesday FridayFeaturing Sergio Palalia.All types of Mexican and classical music. Singing that creates magic for people of all ages. NAPLES 11965 Collier Blvd. #1 (239) 352-1242 BONITA 26801 S. Tamiami Tail (239) 948-9700 Family Owned & Operated with 20 Years ExperienceLarge Variety of Tequilas Best Mexican Restaurant in TownFresh Food Prepared Daily Authentic Mexican Food Buy one lunch or dinner ENTREE and get the second FREEwith the purchase of 2 drinks. Bonita Location Only HAPPY HOURWeekdays 3-7pm 3652 Located next to e Best of Everything Artful Woman's Apparel Everything Theater Sylvia By The Naples Players through Feb. 5 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Lucia de Lammermoor By Opera Naples Jan. 15-16 at Miromar Design Center. (800) 771-1041 or See story on page C1. No, No, Nanette By TheatreZone in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples through Jan. 16. (888) 966-3352 or Seascape By The Marco Players through Jan. 23 in the theater at Marco Town Center. 642-7270 or Cirque Dreams: IlluminationA New Dream Appears At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Jan. 16. 597-1900 or Sylvia By Florida Repertory Theater in Fort Myers through Jan. 23. 3324488 or South Pacific At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers Jan. 19-23. 481-4849 or The Full Monty At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers through Feb. 12. 278-4422 or Frank Lloyd Wright By Will Stutts at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers through Jan. 22. 936-3239. www. Symphony First Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Pops No. 1 Jan. 18-23 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Church Concerts The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra hits the road with Mendelssohn & Mozart at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island. 597-1900 or Thursday, Jan. 13 High Fashion Marissa Collections presents a Bochic jewelry show today through Saturday. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or Book Talk The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is discussed at 2 p.m. at the Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd. 252-4542. Gallery Opening A grand opening for Aura Fine Art Gallery is set for 6-9 p.m. at 837 Fifth Ave. 572-3386. Jazz Tunes Mark Barrios and his band perform at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. One-Man Show Bugles in the Afternoon: The Life and Times of George Armstrong and Libbie Bacon Custer, begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Thursdays on Third Enjoy music and more while strolling the shopping district of Third Street South from 6-9 p.m. 261-8936. Evening on Fifth Fifth Avenue South comes alive with entertainment from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 435-3742. Friday, Jan. 14 All Dolled Up The Naples Doll Club holds its annual doll show today and Saturday at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Big Trucks Germain Arena hosts the Monster X Tour today and Saturday. Opening Reception Sweet Art Gallery holds an opening reception for Thirty Something from 6-9 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. Dali Opening New River Fine Art presents a collection of Salvador Dali rare original watercolors, drawings and etchings today through Feb. 4, with a champagne reception from 6-9 p.m. tonight at 600 Fifth Ave. S. RSVP: 435-4515. Bluegrass & Gospel Lou Reid & Carolina, Monroe Station and Robyn Schoessel & David Estes perform from 7-9 p.m. at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd. $20. 348-1022. Improv Night Enjoy family-friendly ad-libbing by Naples City Improv at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15. 213-3058. Visiting Choir The Westminster Choir sings out at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. 597-5410. Saturday, Jan. 15 Fashion Passion Nordstrom at Waterside Shops presents Passion For Fashion & Beauty from 9-11 a.m. benefiting the Wishing Well Foundation Inc. $20. 213-0397. Antique Show The Old Naples Antique Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Ann School Jubilee Center. 430-6515. Art at the Park The Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hold their 13th annual art show in the park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 597-6196. Naples Bay Art The Naples Bay Art Walk takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at Bayfront and Fifth Avenue South. 825-4677. Sweet 16 The Shirley Street 16, a consortium of artists whose studios are all on Shirley Street, holds an open house from 1-5 p.m. today and Sunday at The Artisan Plaza, #5760 and #5850 Shirley St. 249-2205. See story page C17. Art in Bonita The Bonita Springs National Art Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 pm. today and Sunday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Pickin and Grinnin Lou Reid & Carolina perform at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 213-3058. Sunday, Jan. 16 Jazz in the Garden The Naples Botanical Garden presents the Rebecca Richardson Quartet from 2-4 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children. Naples Concert Band The bands 39th season of free concerts in Cambier Park continues at 2 p.m. 263-9521 or String Quartet The Delray String Quartet plays a free recital at 4 pm. at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. 262-6581, ext. 207. Music for the Soul Marco Presbyterian Churchs Music for the Soul concert series starts at 6 p.m. with gospel music by Grammy Award-winning tenor Larry Ford. 394-8186. See story page C16. Monday, Jan. 17 MLK Parade The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade kicks off from Third Street at 11 a.m., heading east on Fifth Avenue South and south on Eighth Street South. 455-2886. Bill Cosby The Philharmonic Center for the Arts welcomes Bill Cosby at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of Johnny Stecchino, a classic Begnini comedy, in Italian with English subtitles, at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $5. Wednesday, Jan. 19 Trunk Show Signatures at Mercato hosts its annual Andria Lieu trunk show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday. Enjoy champagne, a light lunch and raffles. 254-5800. Cabaret Star Mark Nadler performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts tonight and Thursday. 597-1900. Coming up Musical Duo The Weintraub Duo performs Music from Mozart to WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOA grand opening for Aura Fine Art Gallery takes place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at 837 Fifth Ave. At left is Barbara Groentemans Follow Me. Call 572-3386 for more information.


1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K K K K K W W W W W E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 ww ww w w. se se k ak ak ey ey we we t st st ex ex pr pr es es s s. co co m m fac ebook com / / KeyWe stExpress January 6th-16th 29TH ANNUAL KEY WEST LITERARY SEMINARExplore food and literature through a diverse program of readings and panel discussionsJanuary 15th 6TH ANNUAL FLORIDA KEYS SEAFOOD FESTIVALEnjoy the best seafood Florida has to offer with this annual traditionJanuary 17th-21st KEY WEST RACE WEEK 2011Nearly 300 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international midwinter sailboat regattaJanuary 22nd-23rd 13TH ANNUAL KEY WEST 1/2 MARATHON13.2 mile race through historic old townDeparts FORT MYERS BEACH AND MARCO ISLAND. Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 0 0 0 0 Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. Open Monday-Saturday 9-5 Open Thursdays till 7 pm Sunday 11-4 NOW 3 STORES IN NAPLES OUR NEWEST IS DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH AVENUE! 747 Fifth Ave S., Naples 239-262-8771 NAPLES GIFT STORE 3754 Tamiami Trail N. 403-7030 Next to Mel s Diner NAPLES 3652 Tamiami Trail N. 403-8771 Located behind Mel s Diner BONIT A SPRINGS 28194 Tamiami Tr. S. 948-5828 Just south of Bonita Beach Rd., next to KFC KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE www.bestofever ythingnaples.comTHE BEST JEWELRY THE BEST BRACELETS THE BEST NECKLACES THE BEST PINS THE BEST RINGS THE BEST WATCHES THE BEST STERLING SILVER THE BEST MUSIC THE BEST DANCING THE BEST SMILES THE BEST ACCESSORIES THE BEST HANDBAGS THE BEST SCARVES THE BEST HAIR ACCESSORIES THE BEST SUNGLASSES THE BEST VISORS THE BEST REPUTATION THE BEST ATMOSPHERE THE BEST STAFF THE BEST GIFTS THE BEST ELIZA B SANDALS THE BEST GIFT CERTIFICATES THE BEST STUFFED ANIMALS THE BEST CARDS THE BEST GIFTSSimplythe best. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Broadway at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989. Its the Real Thing! Its the behind-the-scenes story of the iconic CocaCola commercial at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at The Norris Center. $12. 213-3049. Fire and Fashions Celebrate 50 years of the North Naples Fire Department with Fire and Fashions from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 21 at Mercato. The shops stage a fashion show, firefighters sign their calendars and fire trucks parade down the centers main street. He Already Knows Mentalist Marc Salem performs Jan. 21-22 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Antique Planes The Antique Air Aficionados put on a fly-in from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 at Everglades City Airpark. 695-2244 or Art Festival The Naples Masters Winter Art Festival runs Jan. 22-23 at the Collection at Vanderbilt. 293-9448. More Bluegrass Enjoy bluegrass by Roy Booklander from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Norris Center. 213-3049. School Songs The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Enjoy a Big Eleven medley and cheer for your favorite school. Bring a blanket or chair. Art on the Lake Miromar Lakes hosts an art show from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 23. Proceeds benefit ARTSPEAK, a program that helps students with autism. 390-5128 or Dinner Show Tea-A-Ria returns to Freds Food, Fun & Spirits on Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 27 and March 6. 431-7928. Pets on Third A benefit for the City of Naples Dog Park runs from noon3 p.m. Jan. 23 and includes a pet parade and assorted contests. All pets must be leashed. 649-6707 or Bach Tunes The Bach Ensemble performs at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Performers include winners of the Bach Festival Student Competition. 948-5290. Artists Salon A free forum for artists to discuss, network and critique takes place from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Rosen Gallery & Studios in North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd. Reservations: 821-1061 or Art Lecture The 2011 Lecture Series at The von Liebig Art Center continues at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 with Art Theft & Art Fraud: The Challenges in Investigating Art Crimes. 262-6517 or www. Unnecessary Farce By Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 28-Feb. 13 at The Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or Chalk it Up The Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club presents Chalk Art 2011 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 29 along Fifth Avenue South. Send calendar listings and photos to Plain e-mail or Word document, please. No pdfs. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C7 COURTESY PHOTOFour Irises, an oil on canvas by Michael Zigmond, is part of an exhibit of contemporary paintings opening Jan. 20 at Trudy Labell Fine Art. Art. Also opening that evening is a show of ceramics by Kosmas Ballis and paintings by Huge Davies, a contemporary British painter, at LongstrethGoldberg Art. Both galleries belong to the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association. Call 514-2773 for details.

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 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 Youll fall head over heels for Sylvia NancySTETSON ARTS COMMENTARY cast as Sylvia would be an understatement; its almost as if Mr. Gurney wrote the role specifically for her.Shes uncannily doglike, bursting with puppy energy, turning in circles before lying down, resting her head on her masters knee, going berserk whenever she hears the word out.Director Maureen Heffernans gentle touch can be seen here; shes known for her nurturing direction and letting actors take risks in discovering their character. Many of the funny parts are Ms. Damatos creation in embodying a dog. Anyone whos seen her in Florida Reps productions of Almost, Maine or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum knows Ms. Damato possesses great comedic skill. She mines a scene for a laugh without playing a character too broadly. She also conveys the full spectrum of emotions: As Sylvia, shes coy, flirtatious, proud, defiant and sassy; one moment a tomboy, the next, a lady. In one of the nights best scenes, she curses out a cat with full New York street bravado. Ms. Damato is completely adorable and I mean this in the nicest way completely believable as a dog. The play is undeniably hers. Her transformation is assisted by Roberta Malcolms creative costume design. Early in the play, when Sylvia is a scruffy stray, her pigtails look like floppy ears and she wears a brown fur-like vest, leg warmers and fingerless gloves; after shes been to the groomer, shes fancy in a sheer black tutu and sparkly red bows in her hair. Gordon McConnell and Carrie Lund have the thankless job of playing Greg and Kate. One wonders if they ever ruefully think about W.C. Fields admonition to never work with animals or children. Although they do a gallant job, Mr. McConnell and Ms. Lund are continually upstaged by Sylvia. Kate, especially, comes off as the villain. She explains that she loves dogs but just doesnt want one in her life right now. For the most part, shes grim and negative, like politicians who dont know what theyre for and can only rail about what theyre against. Ms. Lund does the best with the material she has, but truthfully, the playwright doesnt give her much to work with. We also never see the marriage in its better moments, so its difficult to cheer for it when were so entertained by the antics of a frisky canine.Mr. McConnell is dreamy-eyed whenever hes around Sylvia, but his character comes across a little shabby at times, such as when he belittles his wifes career, referring to it as a phase some women go through. Hes a cur himself; hes not emotionally engaged with his wife, but is willing to lavish praise and attention on the dog.Chris Clavelli is a bright spot whenever hes onstage. In Sylvia, he plays three distinct and quirky roles: a philosophizing, macho dog owner who refuses to neuter his pet; an Upper East Side socialite whos so appalled by Sylvia she falls off the wagon; and a therapist of indeterminate gender. The audience loved Mr. Clavelli so much that on opening night he received well-deserved exit applause whenever his characters left the stage. Set designer Ray Recht, whos designed for Broadway and off-Broadway, has created a set thats almost Zen-like in its simplicity: a clean, modern Manhattan apartment, with multitudes of windows in the background. Greenery stage left and stage right is a dog park that quickly transforms into a therapists office and an airport terminal.Sylvia is like a big friendly puppy: funny and entertaining and sometimes naughty. You cant help but laugh at its antics.As Greg declares at one point, everyone should own a dog. The world would be a better place. Its amazing how a little four-legged furry thing can change your life so drastically. Dogs can win your heart, but they can also destroy your best pair of pumps and possibly even your marriage. This is what Greg and Kate discover in A.R. Gurneys Sylvia, when a stray dog jumps into Gregs lap and into the couples life. Greg wants to keep her; his wife just as adamantly doesnt. Playing at Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 23, this crowd-pleaser is part pro-canine manifesto and part portrait of a marriage wobbling in a rough spot. Like many married couples, Greg and Kate embraced the traditional roles: He worked while she raised the children and took care of all things domestic. Now their children are off to college and theyve moved from the suburbs to the city. Kate wants to make the most of the empty nest and use her talents in the bigger world. I want my freedom, she declares. Greg, on the other hand, has had enough of the working world. Hes restless, dissatisfied. He wants to do something meaningful.He wants to slow down and appreciate the world around him. I need to feel more connected to life, to living, he declares at one point. These two desires, of course, are at cross-purposes. Its a classic mid-life dilemma in many marriages. The clichd thing for the man to do is: have an affair, buy a red convertible or run off and marry someone young enough to be his daughter. Greg doesnt do any of those things. Instead, he finds a dog and brings her home. He then proceeds to lavish all of his love and affection on her, which she readily reciprocates, all the while ignoring his wife, taking her for granted. Its not a physical affair, a la Edward Albees The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia? (another Sylvia!), in which a married man falls in love with a goat. But it sure is an emotional one. Greg treats Sylvia almost like a mistress. The comedic lynchpin of the play is that the dog is played by a woman who, while displaying canine mannerisms, speaks to the humans. To say that Michelle Damato is well >>What: Sylvia >>When: through Jan. 23 >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First St., in the historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Hendry and Jackson >>Cost: $44, $30 and $20 >>Info: 332-4488 or www. in the know COURTESY PHOTOSSylvia, (Michelle Damato) cuddles up with Greg (Gordon McConnell). s i t s s p a t h w h i d e w Ze e r n t u Gr do Carrie Lund, Gordon McConnel and Michelle Damato in Florida Reps Sylvia.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C9 Anentertaining masterpieceHoustonChronicle ANewDreamAppears ANewDreamAppears PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS Wednesday-Friday, Jan.12-14,8p.m. Saturday,Jan.15,2&8p.m. Sunday,Jan.16,2&7p.m.Ticketsstartat$,call(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat 5833PelicanBayBoulevard, Naples,FL34108Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.; Sunday,noon-5p.m.Fromthecreatorsofthe groundbreakingBroadwayhit CirqueDreamsJungleFantasy !CirqueDreamsIllumination blends urbanacrobatics,world-renowned imagination,criticallyacclaimed theatricalinnovationand breathtakingpresentation. Marvelasworld-classartists illuminateobjects,balanceonwires, leapstructuresandredefineflight withentertainingvariety.Dazzling choreographyandbrilliantillusions areignitedbyspecialeffectsand performedtoastylishoriginalscore ofjazz,salsa,ballroom,popand trendybeatsfromthestreets. PUZZLE ANSWERS Auditions for The Naples Players production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment is needed; auditioners should arrive no later than 3 p.m. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole was highly praised by critics during its New York run. It focuses on Becca and Howie Corbett, who had everything a family could want until a horrifying accident turned their world upside down. The play focuses on their search for comfort and a path back to the light of day. The show will be directed by John McKerrow. The cast of five calls for three women, ages 25 to 70, to portray Becca, her mother and her younger sister; and two males, Howie, age 30 to 55, and a teenage boy. Rehearsals will begin Feb. 14. Performances will be March 30 through April 23 in the Sudgens intimate Tobye Studio. Perusal scripts are available for 72 hours, with a $20 deposit, at the theater box office, 701 Fifth Ave. S. in downtown Naples. For more information, call 4347340 or 263-7990 Auditions set for Players production of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama

PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES BOVINES By Linda Thistle CAPRICORN (December 22 to Januar y 19) Despite some anxious moments, you could have good reason to be pleased with how things are turning out. An end-of-the-week call might hold some interesting information. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febr uar y 18) A long-overdue expression of appreciation could be offered soon. But admit it: You never really expected it would happen, right? Meanwhile, keep your weekend options open. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) I t s a good time to dive right into a new challenge, whether its learning a computer program or how to drive a stick shift, or making a new friend. Whatever it is, good luck. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) S ingle Lambs looking f or romance could find Cupid especially accommodating this week. Paired partners also find their relationships benefiting from the chubby cherubs attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) K eep y our keen Bulls eye focused on your target, and shake off any attempt to turn your attention elsewhere. You should get some news later in the week that might answer some questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Y our ear ly enthusiasm for a project might have been somewhat premature. Although you feel positive about it, you might need more information in order to make an informed decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) T aking on a ne w responsibility might seem like the politically correct thing to do. But even with the promise of support, was it the wisest? Consider reassessing your upcoming decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Appl y y ourself to completing your task despite all the distractions that might be interfering with your work. Then reward yourself with a weekend of fun shared with people who are close to you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A busines s agreement from the past might need to be looked at again. Use this unexpected development to check out other matters related to it. A weekend venture proves to be rewarding. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Dont ignore that uneasy feeling about making a commitment. It could be a case of understandably cold feet, or a warning that something isnt as right as it should be. SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 21) A colleague could be more supporting of one of your efforts. But its up to you to make the case for it, and that could mean opening up a secret or two, which might be a problem for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) Expect some good news about a relative youve been worried about. But dont expect the full story to be told at least not yet. A workplace matter might face shifting priorities. BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou see the wisdom in honest y, and you help others appreciate your vision. 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: 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 January 17 28, 2011 John Falato and The American Landscape"WAGON WHEEL" Oil on Panel, 24 x 36, 2010


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C11 PHILHARMONICCENTERfortheARTS,call (800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBoulevard,NaplesHours:Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.INTIMATEEveningsatthePhil!Enjoycabaret-styleperformancesbysomeofthecountrysmostdynamic entertainersallinthecharming,club-likesettingofDanielsPavilion! MARCSALEMMindGames Embarkona captivatingand surprisingjourney throughthepossibilities ofthehumanmind withworld-renowned mentalistMarcSalem!Friday-Saturday, January21-22 6&8:30p.m.Startingat$42MARKNADLERInaNutshell#2ByarrangementwithArthur ShafmanInternational,Ltd.Singer/dancer/pianist MarkNadlerpresents amaniacallyexuberant, wackytourdeforce performance!Wednesday-Thursday, January19-20 6&8:30p.m.Startingat$42PIANO CELEBRATIONS!Mozartthe Wunderkind JodieDeSalvo, concertpianist HearJodieperform themagicofMozart. Thispianoconcertis allMozart,allnight!Monday, January24,7p.m.$42 JULIEBUDDShowstoppersByarrangementwithArthur ShafmanInternational,Ltd.JulieBuddisa consummateperformer andoneofthemost excitingcabaretsingers intheworldtoday!Wednesday-Thursday, January26-27 6&8:30p.m.Startingat$45ANDREA MARCOVICCIMovies2ShellyMarkham, musicaldirector ByarrangementwithArthur ShafmanInternational,Ltd.Marcovicciisthe epitomeofshow-biz eleganceandsavvy!Friday-Saturday, February4-5 6&8:30p.m.Startingat$45Of all the two-time Oscar winners working today, Kevin Spacey is most in need of a career restart. While Tom Hanks, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep continue to make top-quality work, Spacey hasnt had a hit in years and things arent going to get much better with Casino Jack. (OK, Jodie Foster could use some help as well, but I digress). In this film based on a true story, Mr. Spacey plays Jack Abramoff, the disgraced Washington, D.C., lobbyist sentenced to four years in prison in 2006 for various forms of fraud. The story starts with the collapse of the world Mr. Abramoff built with business partner Mike Scanlon (Barry Pepper), then flashes to two years earlier to chronicle how it all went wrong. Long story short: Mr. Abramoffs misdeeds include defrauding four American Indian tribes out of millions of dollars by promising help with D.C. gaming legislation to all and delivering to none. He also corrupted various public officials including Tom DeLay (Spencer Garrett) and Bob Ney (Jeff Pustil) with expensive gifts and trips in exchange for political favors. And to top it all off, he schemes to take over Greek sandwich maker Gus Boulis (Daniel Kash) Sun Cruise casino business based in South Florida, which leads to his idiot accomplice Adam Kidan (Jon Lovitz) getting the Mafia to kill Boulis. Director George Hicklenlooper, writer Norman Snider and Mr. Spacey are never clear on whether we should like Jack or hate him, and as a result, the movie has no center. Were so trained to root for protagonists and against antagonists that Jack is too polarizing for the films own good. So we find it heinous as he bilks nave Native Americans out of millions, admire his desire to build schools and kosher restaurants, and just think hes a loser when he does bad Sylvester Stallone and Al Pacino imitations. Most importantly, we dont really care about him or any of his associates, meaning theres no one to root for. Its a shame that the movie has no perspective, especially because it deals with such a current topic. Does anyone doubt that money controls society and, therefore, whoever has money has the most social influence? Morality and legality aside, its understandable why Mr. Abramoff did the things he did: The opportunity to make millions through moderately legal means was presented to him, and he took it. He was a product of a culture and mindset he readily embraced, though as we know, that same mindset was also his downfall. Casino Jack, much like the man himself, is conflicted about whether to embrace the man or demonize him. As a result, we end up not liking the man or the movie. Worse, Mr. Spacey falls further from the A-list in the process. Perhaps he should hire the newly freed Mr. Abramoff to put him back on the map? Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at Grit (Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon) A precocious 14-year-old girl (Ms. Steinfeld) hires U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Mr. Bridges) and a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Mr. Damon) to find her fathers murderer (Josh Brolin). The acting is great and the cinematography is gorgeous, but the story is dull and slow. Its not sleep inducing, but its also not quite what it could/should be. Rated PG-13.Black Swan (Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel) Frail New York City ballet dancer Nina (Ms. Portman) has trouble learning the role of the Black Swan in the companys production of Swan Lake. Director Darren Aronofskys film is mind-bending and brilliant, highlighted by an Oscar-worthy performance from Portman. Rated R.TRON: Legacy (Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges) Fifteen years after Kevin Flynn (Mr. Bridges) disappears, his son Sam (Mr. Hedlund) enters the computer world his father created, meets a girl (Ms. Wilde) and fights against his fathers alter ego/ villain, CLU (Mr. Bridges again, looking younger thanks to visual effects). The story is clearer and the visuals are less laughably bad than in the 1982 original, but flat 3-D and too much neon keeps this from being a must-see. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Casino Jack REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >> Director George Hickenlooper died of natural causes on Oct. 30, 2010, after attending the premiere of Casino Jack at a Denver lm festival. He was 47 years old. in the know danHUDAK


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 7th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida 34113 Field trips for all ages* Includes birding and plant walks, PLUS (from 9-4 Sat & Sun) SPECIALSJan. 13 cruise with "John James Audubon" on the Marco Island Princess Jan. 14 Keynote address from "John James Audubon" SPONSORED BYJan. 14-16CLASSICAL REVIEW When most of us were just awakening on Christmas morning and beginning to celebrate the day, Jorge Mester, conductor and music director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, received an urgent call: The young violinist scheduled to perform Prokofievs Violin Concerto No. 2 during the Classics III concert less than two weeks later had just cancelled due to tendonitis. Could Mester find a substitute violinist on such short notice? Two hours later, the maestro had good news: Tim Fain, another rising star with whom he has performed and whose talents he has championed, was available for the concerts. The Prokofiev was part of his repertoire. Mester, who has mentored and/or promoted numerous violin greats Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Midori, Bobbie McDuffie and the inimitable Ilya Kaler, all of whom have performed here to acclaim under his baton, among them delivered yet another gold-star violinist to the Phil in Mr. Fain for the Classics III concert that took place Jan. 7. Mr. Fain was the behind-the-scenes violin player for Richard Gere in the movie Bee Season. He also plays in the current hit Black Swan, in which close-ups of his fingers and violin are seen several times. From the moment he first chatted casually with the spare but appreciative audience present for the Conductors Prelude, to the moment he finished his role during the Prokofiev, Mr. Fain had the audience eating out of his hand. He was charming and knowledgeable, to be sure. But those qualities alone cannot pave the way to greatness. And his performance that evening was precisely that: great. He plays an extremely rare violin by Francesco Gobetti; circa 1717, the instrument is one of only 20 known to exist. As a result of Mr. Fains nonstop awards, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Strad magazines Pick of Up and Coming Musicians and countless other kudos, this gem of a violin is on loan to him from the Stradivari Society of Chicago. The beautifully-toned instrument was an additional bonus to the fineness of Mr. Fains mastery of the haunting Prokofiev, which opens on the violins lowest note (G), immediately establishing the mood for the mysterious solo phrase that poured forth. Unlike the programs first Prokofiev selection, Symphony No. 1 in D Major, which is light and filled with energy during its first movement (with wonderful contributions by the flutes, bassoon and oboe), and ends molto vivace racing along until its abrupt end the Violin Concerto No. 2 tears at your heart, with Mr. Fains haunting opening solo repeated in the bass section and the lush cellos offering up an achingly beautiful love song. Prokofiev, who wrote this concerto the same year he composed the totally divergent Romeo and Juliet (1935), somehow managed to evade the murderous rage of Josef Stalin, who casually ordered the slaughter of millions of his own countrymen. Like Shostakovich, Prokofiev created a brooding masterpiece while living in imminent danger of death. Both composers remained true to themselves and the music that consumed their every thought.A personal noteSo what did you think of the violinist? asked a man returning to his seat with his wife following the intermission. Is he a heck of a player, or what? He went on, fairly beaming. Im the cab driver who picked him up at the airport and brought him to Naples. He gave me these two tickets for tonights concert and just signed my program for me. I looked at his program: Great hanging with you guys, Fain had written and signed the note. That unexpected act of generosity and kindness brought a couple to the Phil for their first taste of classical music up close and personal. It also elevated Tim Fain yet another notch in my admiration for him as a human being, not just a superlative violinist. The final half of the program was devoted to Beethovens oft-performed Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, commonly referred to as Eroica. Throughout this familiar composition, the orchestra shined. With some beautiful contributions by principal oboist Judy Christy, a shimmering run by principal flutist Suzanne Kirton and great contributions by the entire horn section, it was altogether a fine performance, meriting a standing ovation at the conclusion.One rising star substitutes for another as guest violinist with the Philharmonic h v e o s w PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH COURTESY PHOTO Carlos Miguel Prieto is second from right In this photo taken after a master class with conductor Jorge Mester, center.CONTINUED ON PAGE C13


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 boulderbrook productions is renowned for running the nest art festivals in Naples, Florida. The Naples Masters Winter Art Festival will take place January 22 & 23, 2011. This event will feature 70 artists in a remarkable location. Join us to see the works of some of the nest artists who will visit Naples this year. The event will be held at The Collection at Vanderbilt, an outstanding lifestyle shopping center designed specically to create an upscale retail experience. Inspired by classic Mediterranean architecture with pedestrian-friendly covered walkways, casual and ne dining and oneof-a-kind boutiques, the Collection at Vanderbilt is an ideal locale for an art show situated on the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Airport Road. Parking is abundant and easy and the restaurants and shops at the center will be open throughout the festival. Please join us for North Naples nest art festival.January 22 & 23 The Naples Masters Winter Art Festivalboulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals For information call 239-293-9448 or visit Voted Southwest Floridas Best Steakhouse. 403 Bayfront Place Downtown MONDAY & FRIDAY Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster 1 1/2 lbsIncludes salad & potatoWEDNESDAY Great Steak Night/12 oz. USD A Pr ime NY Strip Includes salad & potatoIncludes salad & potatoTUESDAY & THURSDAY The One & Only Great Prime Rib Night Includes salad & potato $2995 $2495 $2195 1/2 Price Complete Lounge Bar Menu 5-6:30 2 for 1 Wells & House Wines EVERYDAYLive MusicThursday thru Sunday Naples Best Entertainment! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest HD BIG SCREEN in SW FLORIDA Fun Fare Sports & SpiritsFOOTBALL MANIA!.40 Wings $5 Nachos $2 Domestic Drafts Kids Eat Free From 5p.m. on! TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY NIGHT... Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples. Parking garage in the back!489 Bayfront 239.530.2225 Happy Hour $2 Drafts and $4 Wells $3.50 Apps 3-7 pm Daily GATOR MANIA!See the game on our big screen! Daily Lunch Specials $6.99HAPPY HOUR NFL/College Football MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. 3-Course Dinner FALL SPECIAL $19.10 4:30 PM 6:00 PM Everyday Waterfront Reservations RecommendedThe Naples Players and Films on Fifth present the Austrian thriller Revanche (Revenge) at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in Blackburn Hall of the Sugden Community Theatre. The R-rated film runs just over two hours. In the demi-monde of Vienna, Alex, an ex-con, plans a bank robbery before fleeing to the south with his girl, a Ukranian prostitute. The disastrous fallout from his attempt entangles others in a complex web as he seeks refuge in his grandfathers rural home. Revanche earned writer/director Gotz Spielmann an Academy Award nomination and the Berlin International Film Festival Directing award. Next up in the Films on Fifth series after Revanche is the Swedish film You, the Living, showing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. In a series of 50 interconnected vignettes filled with wry Nordic humor, the absurdist masterpiece by Roy Anderson explores the dark and light sides of existence and the complexity of the human condition. The Films on Fifth series sold out by subscription, but limited tickets, if available, can be purchased at the box office for $12 per person. For more information, call 263-7990 or visit Austrian, Swedish films coming to Fifth


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C17 Purchase The Of cial 2011 Art On The Lake Poster at the event. Proceeds bene t ArtSpeakHelping Children With Autism FREE ADMISSIONPoster: Every Day Is A New Sky by Patty KaneSunday January 1 to 4 p.m. On the Promenade at Miromar Lakes Beach Golf ClubSunday January 1 to 4 p.m. On the Promenade at Miromar Lakes Beach Golf Club Fine Art Live Music Water Ski Show at 2:00 p.m. Bistro Menu and Drinks Fine Art Live Music Water Ski Show at 2:00 p.m. Bistro Menu and Drinks 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 (239) 425-2340 Toll Free (877) 809-9444 www.MiromarLakes.comON THEARTLAKEON THEARTLAKE ART T ART ART 3rd Annual The Shirley Street 16, a diverse group of artists who all have their studios on Shirley Street off Pine Ridge Road, have formed a professional consortium and invite the public to their first official event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-16. Members represent a wide range of painting styles and techniques, from abstract to figurative, traditional to expressionism, oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, printmaking, encaustic and wearable art. Visitors will enjoy an intimate view of the different studios and will be able to watch the artists at work as well as view completed pieces. Participating artists are: Cynthia and Steve Adams, Karen Barrow, Eric and Jessica Crabtree, Susan Doerflinger, Joan Dunkle, Nancy Hall, Sandra Jackoboice, Alice Jacobs, Annabelle Johnson, Shirley Kelley, Carol Lader, Lynn Loscutoff, Renate Nothman, Susan Alexander Shipman, Uriel Parker and Tammra Sigler. There is no charge for admission to the demonstrations and displays at 5760 and 5850 Shirley St. in the Artisan Plaza. Light refreshments will be served. A portion of all sales will be donated to St. Matthews House. For more information, call Jessica Crabtree at 249-2205. Shirley Street artists form consortiumArt Gallery Old Naples2 at Crayton Cove celebrates its grand opening from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Cove Professional Building, 1187 Eighth St. S. A partnership of artists Karen Stone and Lynne Wilcox, the gallery was formerly called Art Gallery Old Naples. It relocated from 12th Avenue South last August.Ms. Wilcox, who specializes in landscape paintings, is outgoing president of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society. Ms. Stone, the president of the newly formed Discover Crayton Cove, p aints still lifes. Both women are inspired by their world trav els. Regular gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 775-5000. Artist partners celebrate opening of Art Gallery Old Naples2 COURTESY PHOTOS Antarctica Suite #3 Snow and Ice, by Karen Stone Meyer Lemons and Tiffany Bowl, by Lynne Wilcox


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Saturday, Jan.15, 7:30 PM Sunday, Jan.16, 4:30 PM SaturdayJan157:30 Mar. 31, 7:30 PM Apr. 2, 3:00 PMMoorings Presbyterian Church Underwritten by Wells Fargo Advisors Feb. 18, 7:30 PMFeb. 20, 3:00 PMPerforming Arts Hall of Gulf Coast HS Underwritten by Moran Edwards Asset. Mgmt. Group of Wells Fargo Audrey Elizabeth Luna Metropolitan Opera Soprano in the coveted role of Luciaa voice capable of soaring powerfully into the stratosphere Cincinnatti Enquirerinvites you to our production ofOpera Naples thanks the sponsors of of Lucia di Lammermoor Opera Naples, Inc. 2408 Linwood Avenue Naples, FL 34112 239.514.7464Miromar Design Center, Estero Champagne Reception Opening NightMANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2010 CORPORATE AND MEDIA SPONSORS The Ibarra Calleja Groupat MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER Tickets: 1.800.771.1041 or www.OperaNaples.orgFor personalized priority seating, subscriptions, group sales & Flexpass, call Gary Kelson at 239.514.7464 Franz Vote Conductor Metropolitan Opera Christopher Holloway Baritone Houston Grand Opera Anthony Kearns The Irish Tenors Robert Swedberg Stage Director Orlando Opera The Cabinet of Curiosities, an exhibit of paintings by Kevin Sloan, opens Thursday, Jan. 20, at Gardner Colby Gallery. A reception with the artist takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mr. Sloan will discuss the origin and inspiration for this special group of paintings at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. The gallery is at 386 Broad Ave. S. If you were wealthy during the Renaissance and were interested in the many discoveries happening around the world, you might have had a cabinet of curiosities built to display your collections of the new, the fascinating and the odd. You would have displayed the unexplained curiosities in equally curious juxtapositions because you wouldnt have known how they actually relate to each other. Fast forward to 2011 and enter Mr. Sloan and his own Cabinet of Curiosities, a cornucopia of regal animal and bird portraits set in very unconventional tableaux. Lush, beautifully crafted and very allegorical, some of the paintings pay homage to John James Audubon or Martin Johnson Head; each one makes a statement about creatures great and small, many of whom are either extinct or in danger of becoming extinct, and how we, as guardians of our planet, relate to them. An RSVP is requested for the opening reception Jan. 20 and also for Mr. Sloans talk on Jan. 19. Call 403-7787 or visit Gallery showcases a collection of Curiosities by Kevin SloanCOURTESY PHOTOS Top: Tropical TableauAbove: Modern Wilderness


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,We read something about a genetically modi ed salmon that can grow to twice the size of a regular salmon. Is this true. If so, how is this possible? Bo and Stacy, Naples, FL A: 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am 9pm HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!Beers(domestic)$2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line! Thanks for the question Bo and Stacy. Before I answer in detail, I need to clarify that the genetically modi ed salmon does not grow twice as big as a regular farmed salmon. It grows twice as fast as a normal farmed salmon. OK, so how is this possible? Well, its possible because of a Massachusetts company, AquaBounty, that invested millions of dollars to develop the technology. Farmed salmon normally grow to market size in 3 years. But the super salmon can reach market size in 18 months. The mechanism for this is to modify a growth hormone in the farmed sh. Farmed salmon normally only grow during the warm season. So AquaBounty gured out how to transfer genetic characteristics from cold a water sh into the farmed salmon which allows it to grow all year. Thus, it grows at twice the rate of non-modi ed salmon. What does this mean for the consumer? Well, the FDA has determined that the genetically modi ed sh are identical in all respects, with the exception of the genetic modi cations, to the farmed salmon that consumers have enjoyed for years. There is no difference in taste, texture, or nutritional value. For all practical purposes the super salmon is the same protein you get from the regular farmed salmon. The critics of this technology refer to the super salmon as The Franken Fish. They are concerned that the genetically modi ed sh could escape into the environment and contaminate natural stocks. However, AquaBounty claims that their sh will only be raised in inland farms and that 98% will be sterile females. Another criticism is that there has not been enough research conducted to determine health and allergen effects of consuming genetically modi ed sh. Some groups, particularly the wild salmon producers, are against this technology for economic and market reasons. These groups think that this technology should not be allowed. The Seafood Professor has a different take on this issue. The wild sh resources are being harvested at maximum levels. The demand for seafood protein is increasing and the only way to meet demand is by ef cient aquaculture methods. AquaBounty has invested millions into developing an ef cient seafood product which the FDA says is safe to consume. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C21 The Old NaplesAntiques ShowJanuary 15 & 16, 2010Sat 9am 4pm ~ Sun 10am 4pmAllman Promotions LLC 239-877-2830 Admission is $8.00 With This Ad Only $7.00Featuring Quality Antiques, Art & JewelryGlass Repair AvailableLunch available for purchase by the students of Saint Ann School542 8th Avenue S, Naples, FL January 30thSelections from Girl Crazy, Porgy &Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overtureand more...Starring David Pasbrig & Jason Switzer.Sponsored By: 21st Century OncologyFebruary 20thA tribute to Frank Sinatra and Mario Lanza. Starring Kip Wilborn & Sal VivianoSponsored By: Dr. Jacob Goldberger and Margarita Suarez & FamilyMarch 12thYour favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals mixed with hits from his contemporaries. Starring Doug LaBrecque & Anne RunolfssonSponsored By: Mayer Family DentalApril 10thFiveBroadway musicals rolled into one jam packed evening with lots of laughter. Starring William Michals & Lisa VromanSponsored By: FineMark National Bank & Trust2011 SYMPHONIC SENSATIONS SEASON(239) 277-1700 / / All Concerts at 7:30pmeach studio will be given with the purchase of a ticket. The ticket will serve as a badge to be worn during the tour. Last-minute tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour by beginning at Ms. Wilcoxs studio, 128 First Ave. S. in Naples. The SWFPS is a nonprofit organization that supports a number of educational opportunities for adults and youth in Collier, Lee and Charlo tte counties. Proceeds from the Artist Studio Tour will help fund those education efforts. COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Majesty Tall, by Tanya Glass Right: Reflections, by Sandi Jackoboice


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Men in Black Outdoor Seating Available s Dine-In Take-Out/Catering Mon. thru Sat 11:30am -10pm. s Sunday 4:00pm 10:00pm 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 Now accepting reservations for Valentines Day! 1/2 PRICE BUY ONE LUNCH ENTREE GET 2ND 1/2 PRICE Dine in only. Cannot be combined with any other o er. Expires 01/27/11. Must present coupon when seated. 10% 18% gratuity added to check prior to discount. Cannot be combined with any other o ers. One coupon per table. Expires 01/27/11 Must present coupon when seated.OFFENTIRE BILL 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda at941-575-2121 The Ruby Slipper Hungarian American Club plans dinner danceHungarian musicians and vocalists will perform a program of Memories of Budapest at a dinner dance sponsored by the Hungarian American Club beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Forest Glen Country Club. The Frank Santa-Keskeny Orchestra from Budapest, Hungary, will perform, along with soloist Piroska Pandy. Alex Kuti will play the cimbalom. Buffet dinner will consist of chicken paprikas with galuska, beef stroganoff, pork tenderloin, salad and dessert. Cost is $35 for club members, $40 for others. Seating is limited and reservations are a must. Send checks payable to the Hungarian American Club to Frank Dobos, 6590 Huntington Lakes Drive, #104, Naples, FL 34119. For more information, call 597-2345. Get acquainted with the Naples Newcomers ClubThe Naples Newcomers Club announces its officers and board members for the New Year: Gloria LaBeau, president; Charlene Hamlett, first vice president; Nancy Kinney, second vice president; Pat Tuozzo, third vice president; Donna Derry, fourth vice president; Joan Jones, secretary; Carol Henry, treasures; Doreen Pierceall, director of communications; and Barb Grassl, luncheon reservist. The club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years to meet and develop friendships with others who are new to the area and to learn about the culture and lifestyle of their new home. Members meet for a luncheon on the second Thursday of each month, year round, at various country clubs in Naples. They also gather for outings and to share varied interests such as mah-jongg, duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy and much more. Orientation for prospective members is held on the first Thursday of each month. The next orientation will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 3. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. ESU will hear from Constitution expertThe English Speaking Union-Naples Florida Branch will hear from lawyer, entrepreneur and professor Robert Levy of the Cato Institute at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Mr. Levy will make the case that we should return to the beliefs and words of our countrys founding fathers and their interpretation of the Constitution. Wine and light refreshments will follow the presentation. The public is invited. Admission is $15 (waived for first-time guests of members or potential new members). For more information, call Karen Lannan at 434-2440 or e-mail Zonta Club plans spring fashion showThe Zonta Club of Naples will hold its annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at The Strand. Proceeds will benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee, the Immokalee and Naples Teenage Parenting Program, the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Award, the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships and the local chapters Young Women in Public Affairs awards. Tickets are $80 per person. For reservations and more information, call Honey Gardiner, club president, at 5989058. CLUB NOTES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C23 Melissa GaltA book signing will follow Melissas presentation. Galt Interiors, AtlantaDesigning a Signature LifeIts not just about designing home interiors, Melissa explains that a life well-lived includes relationships, cooking, travel, entertaining and passions. SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011 2 p.m. Free and Open to the PublicMelissa Galt is an interior designer, motivational speaker and author. She is the great granddaughter of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Ann Baxter and goddaughter to Hollywoods legendary costume designer Edith Head.Seating is limited. RSVP by Monday, January 17 by calling (239) 390-8207 or e-mail Open to the Trade Professional and to the Public. Design Referral Services Available. For a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter.comMonday Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade showroom hours vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. (239) 390-5111 Located at 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples & Ft. Myers across from Miromar Outlets MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER PRESENTSTHE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Kimono presentation highlights luncheonThe Naples chapter of Ikebana International holds its annual demonstration and luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Yoshiko Carlton, a professionally licensed kimono dresser, and her assistant will give a presentation on the various types of kimono, how they are worn and for which particular occasions. Several kimonos will be modeled. Everyone is welcome. The event includes a silent auction beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 11 a.m. and the lunch. Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased by Jan. 15. Send a check made payable to I.I. #160 to the following address: Ikebana International #160, P.O. Box 825, Naples, FL 34106. For more information, visit CLUB NOTES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 CHARTER SIGHTSEEING BOAT Dolphin Watches, Sunsets, Trips to Marco Island for Lunch, Port Royal Homes & Yacht Tours, Waterfront Property Tours for Agents & Buyers Maritime Lady 239-593-7475Naples Boat Charters| Meet Americas Greatest Wood Artists/Sculptors 100s of Carvings Competing for Cash Prizes Fine Wood Art for Sale Live Carving Demonstrations Silent Auction Hourly Drawings for Great Prizes Food Available Kids 12 & Under FREE Admission $7; 2-Day Pass $10 Entertainment by Vinny MischitelliOn January 22nd or 23rdVisit the cutting edge of carving todayat theBarn Owl by Chau Pham, Best in Show, 2010 The Dancers by Siegfried Weis 2nd Runner Up, Advanced LevelVisit website @ FLORIDA WINTER NATIONALSWood Art Expo & Competition Jan. 22-23 (9am-4pm) @ Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers Shula's Monthly Tasting Events! Last Wednesday of every month 5:30-7:30pm Premier food, wine, liquor tastings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and more!01/26/11 5:30-7:30pm Martini Tasting! Sampling of 14 martinis from Shulas signature martini menu and appetizers! $20 advance/$25 door! Details and online tickets at Win tickets, event updates, exclusive o ers and more! Text SHULAS EVENTS to 97063 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida Joseph Ribkoff Frank Lyman Barara Lesser Clara S XCVI BelldiniGreat Gifts are found at(941) 575-1911 Unit Nicholes Collections SPORTS SHORTS Bicycle brunch sets out Jan. 23The Naples Pathways Coalition invites bicyclists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the fifth annual Pedaling for Pathways Bicycle Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 23, at Lowdermilk Park. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Five rides from 10 miles to 100 miles long will set out beginning at 7 a.m. Brunch for all registrants will follow the ride. Online registration is available at www. For more information, including route maps, go to Hit the links for a good causeHere are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: Youth Haven and Wyndemere Country Club hold the 24th annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament on Monday, Jan. 24, at Wyndemere Country Club. Entry fee is $250 for individuals and $900 for foursomes. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Tournament format is best ball of the foursome. Awards are presented at an evening cocktail reception. For more information or to register, contact Jamie Gregor at Youth Haven, 687-5153 or The Southern Seniors Golf Association holds its Presidents Trophy competition Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 23-27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call Dulany Hall at (912) 638-3969. The Education Foundation of Collier County holds its annual Men of Distinction Tournament on Friday, Feb. 11, at The Quarry. Hosted by The ACE Group Classic, about 100 players will experience the tournament-ready course at The Quarry just days before The ACE Group Classic begins. Winner of the putting contest will earn a pro-am spot in the classic. Entry fee is $900 per foursome. For more information, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755. The 16th annual Terra Cotta Invitational takes place Friday-Sunday, April 8-11, at the Naples National Golf Club. Entry is $175. The Terra Cotta is an invitational; however, applications are encouraged. For more information, visit Pros line up for ACE Group ClassicWith The ACE Group Classic one month away, tournament officials have announced the initial commitment list. 2010 Champions Tour Player of the Year and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer highlights the list, along with fellow Hall of Fame members Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange and Larry Nelson. Players have until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, to register. The ACE Group Classic will be held Feb. 14-20 at The Quarry. Mr. Langer posted five victories in 2010, including back-to-back major championships, on his way to becoming the first player in Champions Tour history to win the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (Player of the Year) and the Arnold Palmer Award (Leading Money-Winner) for a third consecutive year. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. A 2004 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Mr. Kite owns 19 PGA TOUR titles and 10 Champions Tour victories. A 1992 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and three-time U.S. Open champion, Mr. Irwin holds the Champions Tour record with 45 career victories. Mr. Crenshaw is a two-time Masters champion and a 19-time PGA TOUR winner. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. Mr. Strange was the first player to surpass $1 million in a season. He was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. Mr. Nelson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 593-3900 or visit


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Lou Reid & CarolinaA Premier Bluegrass & Gospel GroupAward-winning, internationally known, extremely talented group!Two Nights, Two Shows!January 14, 2011 7:00pm 9:00pm ALL BLUEGRASS GOSPEL at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd., Naples (239) 348-0122 $20 Concert to Bene t Youth Sports ProgramJanuary 15, 2011 7:00pm 10:00pm (SECULAR) BLUEGRASS at The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples (239) 213-3049 $22 in advance/$25 at door Food available by Freds before and at the break! http: orda shhooktour.blogspot.comFlorida Fish Hook Tour events Darwin and Dinosaurs Evolves January 15-May 14 Learn about the man whose theories helped us understand our world and origins. Explore Charles Darwins epic Voyage of the Beagle through displays, models, journal entries and more. Admission includes Exhibit Audio Tour. Open Tuesdays Saturdays 10am-5pmCall 239-321-7430 or Wine, Women & Shoes will benefit CANWhat do a strappy stiletto and a sauvignon blanc have in common? What pinot would you pair with platform pumps? These queries and more will be answered at Wine, Women & Shoes, a fundraiser for Cancer Alliance of Naples, from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, the Hilton Naples. We speak the language of Barolo and Manolo! quips Elaine Honig, the founder of Wine Women & Shoes. Since its inception in Napa Valley six years ago, it has raised almost $6 million for various womens and childrens causes. Naples most wine-savvy, shoe-loving women will kick up their heels and sip varietals from some of the countrys top winemakers, shop the latest trends in a multi-designer marketplace and swoon over Shoe Guys serving up this seasons must-haves on silver platters. A silent auction will also be part of the fun. Tickets are $100. For more information and to buy a ticket, visit or e-mail Marianne Larimer at marianne.larimer@ Wine fest trustees will be honored with L.I.F.E. AwardThe Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and its 72 trustees will receive the 2011 Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award from the Edison State College Foundation during a luncheon ceremony set for Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Naples Grande. The L.I.F.E. Award honors outstanding contributions toward advancing academic opportunities in Collier County. NCEF, which was founded in 2000 by a group of Naples families to improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, has raised $82.5 million to date. The foundation provides yearly grants to childrens charities and funds long-term initiatives aimed at filling the most severe gaps in services for the areas neediest children. Tickets to the ninth annual L.I.F.E. Awards luncheon are $150 per person. For more information, contact Kevin Miller at 732-3718 or ksmilller3@edison. edu. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 C27 Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos! 720 5th Avenue South (239) 304-9460 ird Street Al Fresco Patio Dining1209 3rd Street S. (239) 261-2253 8am-5pm Daily Breakfast & Lunch: Mon-Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch Happy Hour 3-5pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday & Saturday Nights Early Dining Menu with Wine $18 From 5 6pm Simply Yummy! Saint 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 founders plan fashion showThe Ave Maria Founders Club of Naples will hold 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. Charity Chuckle will raise funds for art and youthGuaranteed to bring loads of laughter, Comedy Centrals Juston McKinney will headline the Charitu Chuckle to benefit the Naples Art Association and Youth Haven from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at The von Liebig Art Center. Mr. McKinney is a former patrol deputy and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor turned comedian. The evening is hosted by the Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Naples Art Association.Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call Edyie Bird at 793-9204 or Capt. Tim Guerrette at 793-9204.Make sure the Bucket List Bash is on your listThe American Cancer Society presents the first Bucket List Bash to help raise funds and awareness beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. High bidders on an array of creative auction items designed to celebrate life will be able to cross off incredible experiences on their bucket lists.For reservations or more information, contact Kim Azar-Anderson at the American Cancer Society, 2610337. SAVE THE DATE




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA & E TW0 C29ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSave the Date Society Cuisine WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 JAN. 29 & 30, 2011SAT. JAN. 29 Time TrailsGates Open at 10:30amSwamp Buggy Dance Doors Open at 8:00pm for Live Band SUNDAY RACE DAYGates Open at 10:30am SWAMPBUGGY.comThe Pavilion at Florida Sports Park is available for rental call 239-774-2701 for information. terryKOVEL Before the 1850s, few chairs were made for comfort. Seventeenth and early 18thcentury American chairs were designed with hard seats and straight backs, and few had arms. No slouching allowed. People were expected to sit up straight. Since most people worked during the day and went to bed when it was dark (there was no electricity), chairs were used for short periods of time when friends visited or the family sat for dinner. Jobs like bookkeeping or sewing were among the few that required the use of chairs for longer periods of time. By the end of the 18th century, chairs had padded seats, curved backs and arms. Some were large upholstered wing chairs made for comfort and to protect the sitter from cold drafts. Sometimes an event influenced chair shapes. Egyptian Revival chairs were created to celebrate Napoleons victories in Egypt. The chairs had winged arms and their backs were carved with Egyptian symbols like a birds beak that poked the sitter. Early Victorian designers preferred hard upholstered seats and arms for sofas and large chairs, but their chairs were curved for seating comfort. By about 1850, coil springs were invented and used with stuffing in seats. Comfort became even more important. The 20th century saw the introduction of good artificial lighting and the invention of games, radio, television and other entertainment that required seated players, listeners or viewers. So designers stressed soft cushions, padded arms and comfort. But some designers wanted a different look for furniture and once again comfort suffered. High-style included chairs in strange shapes made with hard materials like laminated wood, metal or plastic.Q: An old friend of my mothers gave me a jardiniere and pedestal marked 903 Avon and F.H. 1011. Can you tell me who made it?A: Avon Works was founded in Tiltonsville, Ohio, in about 1880. It became Avon Faience Co. in 1902 and a department of Wheeling Potteries Co. of Wheeling, W.Va., in January 1903. F.H. refers to Frederick Hurten Rhead (1880-1942). He was born in England and immigrated to the United States in 1902. He made art pottery for Avon in 1903. Rhead left in 1904 to become art director of Roseville Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio.Q: I have an all-black cameo pin that, according to my family, belonged to my great-great-great grandmother in the 1870s. It looks almost as if were made from coal. Someone told me it was mourning jewelry worn by a widow for at least a year after her husbands death. How much of this information is true? A: Queen Victoria of England went into deep mourning when her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861. She wore black clothes and jewelry for the rest of her life. Fashionable women dressed in black, too. Black cameos were made from jet, vulcanite, bog oak or onyx, and it is difficult to tell them apart. Jet jewelry is considered the best quality. Jet is fossilized wood, a form of coal that is naturally black and can be carved. Vulcanite is a manmade type of rubber. It is lightweight and molded, not carved. The color is a dark brown-black and will turn more brown if exposed to sunlight for a long time. Bog oak is fossilized wood found in bogs. It is hard and black or dark brown, but not as shiny as jet when polished. All of these are lightweight and warm to the touch. Black onyx is a form of quartz. Its heavy and cool to the touch. It polishes to a very shiny finish. Most is color-enhanced dyed black so the color is even. It also is used for quality jewelry. Q: Many sellers on eBay have said that Japanese buyers are paying high prices for Fire-King glassware and buying a lot of it. Some say they think the Japanese are buying it to make copies that will hurt FireKings values and collectability. Or are Japanese collectors into 1950s kitchen decor? A: Japanese buyers seem to like the simple glass designs of the 1950s as much as American collectors do. The value of the dollar versus the yen makes American eBay items inexpensive at times in Japan. Of course, shipping must add a lot to the cost. But the reproductions you should worry about are those that have been made in Brazil since 2000. Q: What are naughties? A: Naughties are small (under 4 inches high) bisque figurines of women, men or Classic chairs pleasant to the eyes, pain in the tushchildren in suggestive poses. Each figurine has a hole in it so water can come out of its private parts. The most common naughty figurines are children urinating. Busts of women with holes in their breasts were also made. Naughties were made in Germany from the 1890s until the 1920s. Later, poor copies were made in Japan. Reproductions are being made, and some have been sold online. For many years it was suggested that the figures held perfume, but that seems unlikely. Unglazed bisque is not a practical container for an alcohol-based liquid. Tip: Milk glass will yellow with repeated washings in a dishwasher. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. u lt is is h at t o r ll t o k is f os i s hard c h E a so w at er c an c COURTESY PHOTOThis chair, carved and inlaid to resemble Egyptian artifacts, was made in the early 20th century, although the design dates from the early 19th century. It brought $3,540 last year at a Neal Auction in New Orleans. Beautiful but uncomfortable.


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PAGE 97 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ and fashion from Saks at The Naples GrandeA preview of the NCH Magnolia Ball 1. Carol Sinclair and Jannelle Brady 2. Mason Ayres and Cynthia Bennett 3. Shirley Hubers and Sandy Rocca 4. Saks Fifth Avenue model wearing Tom and Linda Platt and jewelry by Dana Kemp 5. Saks Fifth Avenue model wearing Theia with jewelry by Dana Kemp 6. Saks Fifth Avenue model wearing Terry John 7. Lynn and Jon Koffel 8. Jackie Bearse and Allen Weiss 9. Kirsten Ferrara, Al Rupp and Jane CohenBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 4 89 56 3 7


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ the show with TheatreZone at the G&L A luncheon at the Club Pelican BayOpening night for No, No, Nanette The Founders Fund 2010 scholarship awards 1. Maria Mendoza, Sue McNaghten, Tom Butz and Gaelle Colas 2. Tom McCarty, Mark Benfield and Claudia Polzin 3. Amabel dela Roma, Brenda Dugan, Sabrina Carrender and Bill Dugan 4. Rob McNaghten, Maranda Collins and Charles Vaught 5. Peter Bielawski, Gabrielle McCaffrey, Connie Moody and Jeffferson Iles Left: The cast and crew Back row: Mark Danni, Michael ODell, Wayne Morton, Angie Radosh, Larry Alexander, Karen Molnar, Heidi Davis, Debi Guthery, Daniello Ranno and Chris Rich. Seated: Juliet Jewett, Whitney Winfield, Crystal Demetriades and Dana Cohen. First row: Lauren Wiley, Jamie Eckhold and Kathleen Kolcaz Right: The stars Karen Molnar (Lucile), Larry Alexander (Billy), Angie Radosh (Sue) and Wayne Morton (Jimmy)COURTESY PHOTOS NANCY DENIKE / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 5 4 2

PAGE 99 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 2132222Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the shaded outdoor tables if weather permits.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2009Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the Conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, Dua Ttiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the Lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009The Jolly Cricket, 720 Fifth Ave. S.; 304-9460The club-like Trilogy has been artfully transformed into a handsome upscale British gastropub with a wide-ranging menu that encompasses pub grub, tropical flavors and locally grown organic produce. As befits a pub, the beer selection is extensive and theres an intriguing list of ciders as well, including Ace apple cider, which has a lovely pear essence. The ploughmans board comes three ways. We tried it with smoked ham and Brie, both of which were tasty. The fish and chips were just right, enhanced by tangy homemade tartar sauce. Though beautifully plated, the chicken curry was under seasoned. Those wanting a zesty version should tell their server when ordering. An apple tart with ice cream, oatmeal cookie and caramel sauce was lovely and satisfying. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2010Patrics 1485 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 304-9754 At some restaurants, breakfast and lunch are afterthoughts. At Patrics Breakfast, Lunch & More, they are the stars. Opening at 6:30 a.m. daily, Patrics cozy caf serves made-from-scratch fare that includes omelettes, biscuits and gravy, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and loads of pies and cookies. An added bonus is that breakfast is served all day. A jerk chicken omelette had lots of well-spiced chicken, onions, tomatoes, peppers and Jack cheese, served with home fries and toast. My companion enjoyed an ahi tuna melt with flamingo cole slaw (sweet and colorful) served with what the menu called Addictive Fries (crisp fries sprinkled with garlic powder and other seasonings). A side of fried green tomatoes was tasty, too. For dessert, we shared a justbaked Gramma Cathys Dutch Apple Pie slathered in whipped cream.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2009Survey Caf 10530 Wilson St., Bonita Springs; 992-2233 A meticulously restored 1940s-era wood-frame house just off Old 41 has become a charming little caf serving breakfast, lunch and on weekends, dinner. Owners Ben and Lori Nelson have skillfully woven the old (the lovely house) with the new (free WiFi) as well as the delicious, with the help of chef John Federici. Possibilities include: buttermilk biscuits, omelets, alligator cakes, flatbreads, salads and smoothies. A Mango Madness smoothie contained mangoes, organic juice, banana and organic vanilla yogurt in proportions that gave it a bright but not overly sweet flavor. The Portobello Panini and Nelsons Reuben were simple but well prepared, served with sides of potato salad and corn relish. A slice of rich Key lime pie finished the meal off perfectly. Eat inside or on the sprawling deck. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 PAST REPASTS K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K w ith f lamin g o cole slaw ( sweet and color fu l) served with wh at t h e menu c a ll e d A dd ici v e Fr ies ( crisp fries s prin kl e d w it h g ar l ic p ow d er an d ot he r se as on n gs ) A side o f fried g reen o ma to es w as juice, b anana an d o p roportions tha t o verly sweet Panini an d N s im pl e b ut w w ith sides o f relish. A sli c finished the insi d e or o n Be er a nd w in Fo od : Re

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 to yet another table of customers whose patience looked to be coming to an end. Ive eaten at Passage to India many times over the years. On most of those occasions, the food was consistently good and service was usually smooth. My last meal at the Bonita Springs location was similar to this one. Whatever has changed needs fixing. Here are some suggestions that would vastly improve the experience: If the staff cannot keep pace, hire more people. In this case, Id recommend more servers and more kitchen help. Train that help. A server attendant almost fell face first onto our table as he stretched from one end to grab a dish at far side rather than simply walking around to get it. Serve some papadom as soon as customers sit down. Passage to India sells these crisp, seasoned chips two for $2.50 as an appetizer. Offering them free at Passage to India Indian Restaurant >> Hours: Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner is served 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday >> Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.50-$11.99; entrees, $14.99-$21.99 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs, high stools at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Samosa, shish kebab, chicken tandoori, curry, madras, tikka masala, biryani, chicken bhuna, lamb korma, shrimp rogan josh, spinach blackeye peas, mushroom sag >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples; 513-0024SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know least when the service staff is clearly in the weeds would give people a little something to nibble while they wait. Dont skimp. At the prices charged here, ingredients should be top drawer, seasoning should be bold and portions should be generous. Sometimes change is good. A new space, for example, can re-energize and reignite creative juices. Sometimes, however, it can prove overwhelming. Based on a recent visit, I fear Passage to Indias move south was one of the latter variety. After many years in a cozy little spot on Bonita Beach Road, the restaurant relocated last summer to North Naples to the much larger storefront previously occupied by Two Brothers Baci. Passage to India retained the rich burgundy walls of its predecessor, adorning them with colorful pictures and Indian bric-a-brac. Tables are draped with linen tablecloths topped with sheer fabric covered in sequins. Theres a full bar, a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than the previous location had and far more seats. But those additional seats seem too much for the staff to handle. We waited 20 minutes before what appeared to be the lone server was able to make it to our table to take a drink order. Wed been seated for close to an hour before the first morsel of food arrived. Despite the fact that we were ravenous by then, much of what we sampled fell far short of the mark. Take the dhal soup ($5), for example. Customarily thick and full of split peas, onion, garlic and tomatoes, this version was watery and bland, with only hints of the seasonings that should shine in this lively soup. We took a couple of spoonfuls and left the rest. The server attendant cleared the plate without asking why we hadnt eaten it. The breads had problems, too. The filling in the onion nan ($3.50) was so salty that the onions were barely detectable. Paratha ($4), an unleavened whole wheat bread, is usually flaky and topped with butter, but this version was heavy, doughy and dry.Vegetable pakura ($5) consisted of slices of potato, eggplant and cauliflower florets coated in a bland batter and fried. Sides of onion chutney and tamarind sauce added some flavor. Another condiment, described as hot green mint sauce on the menu, had an unnatural bright green hue but no mint flavor and karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Thursday, Jan. 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Learn about the process of make sake and how to pair it with food, including a variety of sushi prepared by Sushi One; $10 (with $5 credited toward purchase that evening), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life: Shell y Connors will teach the methods of Floribbean cooking, a fusion of Caribbean and Florida flavors and styles; $50. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations recommended. Friday, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and 18, 7 p.m., Nap les Gr ande Beach Resort: The resort welcomes 10 guests into its kitchen for a seven-course chefs dinner with wine; 475 Seagate Drive; 597-3232. Saturday, Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m., Le Lafayett e: Chef/owner Sebastien Maillard leads a hands-on class in the preparation of seafood risotto, with lunch and soft drink included; $29.50, 375 13th Ave. S.; 403-7861. Reservations required. Saturday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Whole F oods: Dr op by the produce department to sample apple cinnamon oat squares; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Sunday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Pink Shell Bea ch R esort and Spa: The American Culinary Federation presents a vintners dinner to benefit the Harry Chapin Food bank at Jacks Sea Grille overlooking the gulf. Silent auction and hors doeuvres start at 6:30 with dinner at 7; $75, 275 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 463-6181, ext. 8615 or 8612. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m., Le Lafayet t e: Chef/owner Sebastien Maillard offers a hands-on class in the art of creating a lemon meringue tart, with lunch and soft drink included; $29.50, 375 13th Ave. South; 403-7861. Reservations required. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Whole F oods: T he st ore offers its Health Starts Here store tour, where participants will learn to identify foods in the store with higher nutritional values and how to incorporate them in the diet; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Advance registration required. Go to Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Sample 16 Oregonian wines and meet Jay Somers of J Christopher Winery; $20 (including $10 credit toward a purchase that evening), 1300 Third St. S.; 262-7999. Reservations suggested. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Roys Bonita Spring s: The monthly wine club gathers to taste a host of intriguing wines and sample some of the restaurants Hawaiian-fusion signature dishes; $30, 26831 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Thursday, Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods: T he First Supper Club features healthy enchiladas, spring green salad and fruit bowl with soy drizzle, from the Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Register online at Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m., Le Lafayette: Learn how to make a lemon meringue tart in a hands-on class led by chef/owner Sebastien Maillard; $29.50 (lunch and soft drink included), 375 13th Ave. South; 4037861. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ food & wine CALENDAR f s ig D ri ve , r New digs give Passage to India great new space, but food, service suffervirtually no heat, either.Two meat samosas ($4) were the best of the appetizers, consisting of flaky pastry turnovers stuffed with wellseasoned chopped meat and peas. Lamb korma ($17.99) chunks of lamb cooked in ginger, garlic, coriander and cumin with almonds and potatoes had plenty of salt but not much seasoning. We had asked for it to be moderately spicy, but it was served mild. The shrimp rogan josh ($17.99) was similarly mild, although ordered medium. It should have a robust red-hued sauce, but this one was more of an orange and lacked that wondrous mlange of seasonings for which Indian food in general and this dish in particular is known. A large plate of chicken and vegetable biryani ($17.99) contained plenty of basmati rice, but again, the seasonings ginger, garlic, coriander and cumin were barely discernible, and the chicken and veggies were tough to find in the mass of rice. A side of curry sauce and a sprinkling of almonds, raisins and coconut, gave much-needed flavor to this dish. Wed planned to order dessert, but the server made a drive-by stop at our table, plunked the check down and kept moving Entrees such as lamb korma, left, and shrimp rogan josh come with fragrant basmati rice.Chicken and vegetable biryani is a rice dish topped with almonds, raisins and coconut. Vegetable pakura consist of a mix of veggies fried in a chick pea and flour batter. 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