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Tiny trumpeterChild prodigy toots his own horn with the Naples Concert Band. C1 Tourist tax statsSouthwest Florida numbers indicate a comeback. B1 BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A34 PETS OF THE WEEK A37 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9-11 REAL ESTATE B13 EVENTS C6-7 PLAY REVIEW C8 SAVE THE DATE C32-33 SOCIETY C34-37 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 22 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER Luck of the IrishFamed tenor Anthony Kearns set to sing at benefit for Opera Naples. C14 Golden momentsSix Collier County teachers are the newest crop of Golden Apple educators. A10 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 3 2011 Art of the Olympians welcomes royaltyBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Of all the people to jet into town, you might not expect His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Hell be in Fort Myers and Naples on Saturday, March 5, one of two-dozen Olympic athletes who are coming to promote The Art of the Olympians Foundation and Museum. The group includes Larry Young, twotime U.S. bronze medal-winner in the 50 kilometer race walk (1968 and 1972). He will be driving not walking from his foundry in the countryside surrounding Columbia, Mo., to Fort Myers with a load of about 30 metal sculptures. Mr. Young is the featured artist at the public show at the museum, the night before the royal visit. But with an honorific like HSH, you are the center of attention by decree. Even Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson was star-struck, maybe Mike Haridopolos,Florida Senate President We will period.spendless, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN STEELY-EYED state politicians talked sternly about belttightening, budget-cutting and downsizing, they were just kidding around, apparently. At least, thats how it may seem to many when the newest crop of elected leaders take the surgeons economic knife to the body politic this year, beginning March 8, as Floridas 2011 legislative session begins. Forty senators serving on 21 committees or commissions, and 120 representatives serving on 13 committees or commissions a total of 160 men and women representing more than 19 million Floridians will wrestle a $4.6 billion deficit to the ground, or at least to a balanced budget required by the state constitution. And this time they wont be kidding around.SEE LESS, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ s and l lion n defi d Contact your legislative delegates. Weve got their info.A9 >>inside:Fiscal responsibility, major cuts theme for March 8 legislative session PHOTOS FROM FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES AND SENATORMIKE.COMLegislators on the Senate floor will attempt the difficult trick of cutting the budget while simultaneously reducing taxes.SEE PRINCE, A9 COURTESY PHOTOPrince Albert II of Monaco is coming to town March 5.

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPMBoard Quali ed Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. A rm believer in patient education, Dr. Weaver prides herself in taking the time to educate her patients on diagnosis, treatment plans and expectations. Her motto is, Well-informed patients create positive and predictable outcomes. Dr. Weaver completed her residency training at San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Program af liated with Kaiser Permanente and The University of California, San Francisco. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with state-of-theart treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Management Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NOW OFFERING Pain Free Laser Therapy for Toenail FungusMy pal Robert has a lot to worry about. Like all of us, hes concerned about our involvement in two costly wars, raging unemployment, runaway budget deficits at both the state and national levels and (great shades of Jimmy Carter) the general malaise that seems to grip the land. Above all that, Robert is in deep financial trouble. He builds homes for a living, and he hasnt built one in a long, long time. So when I received a telephone call from him the other day that began with the words, Im really pissed, I expected to be treated to a tale that involved his declining fortunes. Boy, was I wrong. No, what had Robert bent out of shape was the announcement by the Obama Justice Department that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, which was passed in 1996 and signed by President Clinton, is an abomination. It denies federal benefits (including Social Security survivor benefits and the right to file joint tax returns) to married couples of the same sex and allows states to refuse to recognize such marriages, even if they are legally recognized in other states. Courts will still issue rulings on the law, but Justice Department lawyers will no longer plead for its enforcement. Now, I have some questions about the timing of this announcement, and it seems, to me, to be an act of craven political expediency an attempt by the President to shore up his liberal base. It probably falls under the category of doing the right thing but for the wrong reason. Still, its something that was long overdue. Robert was so enraged by this new edict that he actually was sputtering. Can you believe this? he said. This is the first big step toward legalizing same-sex marriage everywhere. Obamas not only a socialist, hes a deviant. This level of discourse continued for several minutes. To hear Robert tell it, if Mr. Obama ever builds that high-speed rail system he so dearly covets, the first two stops on the line will be Sodom and Gomorrah. When I explained to Robert that I failed to see how allowing same-sex couples make a legal commitment of their love threatened the Republic or even affected him in the slightest, he went absolutely ballistic. Marriage is an institution that involves men and women period, he said. Thats the way it has always been and its the way it should remain. I dont care if (gay men and lesbians) live with partners; thats their business. But theyve got no right to marry. Marriage is a sacred institution that should be reserved for men and women.Hmm. Sacred institution, huh? Well, let me tell you a little about the marriage of Robert and his wife, Beth, whove been together for nearly 30 years. Their sacred union has been marked by repeated infidelities (on both sides). Ive lost count of how many times theyve separated. When their fights really crank up, there are more broken plates than you would find at a big Greek wedding. They hide money from each other. Years ago, there were many nights when their young children lay sobbing in their beds, unable to make sense of the chaos that engulfed the household. The children are now grown and noticeably distant from their parents.To make this sacred bond more tolerable, Robert retreats to his home office each evening with a bottle of Dewars in one hand and a television remote in the other. Beth trudges upstairs to her bedroom (separate from Roberts), where she spends hours on the phone telling her friends how dreadful her life is. When she runs out of sympathetic ears, she pops an Ambien and checks out until morning. I could not bring myself to be so brutally honest as to detail all of the above to Robert, but I did remark that his marriage was not exactly something out of Ozzie and Harriet. Hey, weve had our problems, but weve stuck it out, he acknowledged. Our problems dont alter the fact that God intended marriage to be something for men and women only. The introduction of the Almighty into the equation was an interesting gambit, since Robert has not darkened the door of a church since his mothers funeral, which took place four years ago. Robert says hes a libertarian. It is my understanding that true libertarians believe government should stay out of our personal lives. Is there anything more intrusive than the state dictating who you can or cant marry? This is different, he said. This goes to the core of our moral fiber. By now, I was so weary of this conversation that I told Robert I needed to cut it short because I was running late for an appointment. There was no appointment, but I did feel as if my head might explode. Since then, Ive given a lot of thought to Robert and the whole notion of same-sex marriages. I find it difficult to construct a cogent, humane argument for putting roadblocks in the path of people who love each other. Had I been of quicker mind, I would have ended my talk with Robert differently. Heres what I should have said: Robert, isnt it only fair that everyone be they a gay man or a lesbian have the right to be as miserable as you and Beth and numerous other disaffected heterosexual married couples I know? Isnt that what this great countrys all about? Forever hold your peace billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 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 Anderson Nick BearCirculation 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 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION Up to 80,000 people marched to the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison last Saturday as part of an ongoing protest against newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walkers attempt to not just badger the states public employee unions, but to break them. The Madison uprising follows on the heels of those in the Middle East. A sign held by one university student, an Iraq War vet, read, I went to Iraq and came home to Egypt? Another read, Walker: Mubarak of the Midwest. Likewise, a photo has circulated in Madison of a young man at a rally in Cairo, with a sign reading, Egypt supports Wisconsin workers: One world, one pain. Meanwhile, Libyans continue to defy a violent government crackdown against masses seeking to oust longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and more than 10,000 marched Tuesday in Ohio to oppose Republican Gov. John Kasichs attempted anti-union legislative putsch. Just a few weeks ago, solidarity between Egyptian youth and Wisconsin police officers, or between Libyan workers and Ohio public employees, might have elicited a raised eyebrow. The uprising in Tunisia was sparked by the suicide of a young man named Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old university graduate who could not find professional work. Selling fruits and vegetables in the market, he was repeatedly harassed by Tunisian authorities who eventually confiscated his scale. Unbearably frustrated, he set himself on fire, a spark that ignited the protests that became the wave of revolution in the Middle East and North Africa. For decades in the region, people have lived under dictatorships many which receive U.S. military aid suffering human-rights abuses along with low income, high unemployment and almost no freedom of speech. All this, while the elites amassed fortunes. Similar grievances underlie the conflicts in Wisconsin and Ohio. The Great Recession of 2008, according to economist Dean Baker, is now in its 37th month, with no sign of relenting. In a recent paper, Baker says that, due to the financial crisis, many political figures have argued the need to drastically reduce the generosity of public sector pensions, and possibly to default on pension obligations already incurred. Most of the pension shortfall ... is attributable to the plunge in the stock market in the years 2007-2009. In other words, Wall Street hucksters, selling the complex mortgage-backed securities that provoked the collapse, are the ones who caused any pension shortfall. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston said recently: The average Wisconsin state employee gets $24,500 a year. Thats not a very big pension ... 15 percent of the money going into it each year is being paid out to Wall Street to manage the money. Thats a really huge high percentage to pay out to Wall Street to manage the money. So, while investment bankers skim a huge percentage off pension funds, its the workers who are being demonized and asked to make the sacrifices. Those who caused the problem, who then got lavish bailouts and now are treated to huge salaries and bonuses, are not being held accountable. Following the money, it turns out Gov. Walkers campaign was funded by the notorious Koch brothers, major backers of the tea party organizations. They also gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which gave substantial support to Walkers campaign. Is it surprising that Gov. Walker supports corporations with tax breaks, and has launched a massive attack on unionized, public-sector employees? One of the unions being targeted by Walker, and by Gov. Kasich in Ohio, is AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union was founded in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, in Madison, Wis. Its 1.6 million members are nurses, corrections officers, child-care providers, EMTs and sanitation workers. It is instructive to remember, in this Black History Month, that it was the struggle of the sanitation workers of AFSCME local No. 1733 that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tenn., back in April 1968. As Jesse Jackson told me as he marched with students and their unionized teachers in Madison Tuesday: Dr. Kings last act on Earth, marching in Memphis, Tenn., was about workers rights to collective bargaining and rights to dues checkoff. You cannot remove the roof for the wealthy and remove the floor for the poor. The workers of Egypt were instrumental in bringing down the regime there, in a remarkable coalition with Egypts youth. In the streets of Madison, under the Capitol dome, another demonstration of solidarity is taking place. Wisconsins workers have agreed to pay and pension concessions, but will not give up their right to collective bargaining. At this point, Gov. Walker would be wise to negotiate. It is not a good season to be a tyrant. 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.Uprisings: from the Middle East to the MidwestPresident Barack Obama is stirring up the forces of reaction. Or at least he wants to. He is their inspiration and their leader, the nations most eloquent and powerful advocate of a government of the past. The man from hope and change wants, to the extent he can, to perpetuate the bankrupt and bankrupting structures of 20th-century government. His political genius turns out to be throwing a patina of daring over what is only an amped-up version of the status quo. Both his supporters and his critics hype him as something new under the sun, when nearly everything he does represents the brackish backwash of 1970s liberalism. Obamas transformative agenda has largely consisted of accelerating already-present trends. We had already tried a stimulus and deficit spending Obama gave us more of both. We already had subsidies to green energy Obama created more. We already were spending more than ever on education Obama added more. We already had massive government health-care programs crowding out the private sector and tipping the federal government toward bankruptcy Obama added yet another one.At a time when even some Democrats say spending has to be cut, when his own administration says that the debt is unsustainable, Obamas budget stays resolutely anchored in the status quo. His own deficit commission proposed farreaching reforms of the budget, the tax system and entitlement programs. Obama took up none of them: too much change. Since it never pays to be associated with the past, Obama has chosen a slogan utte rly disconnected from his program: Winning the Future. It was one thing, though, to run as the candidate of the future against John McCain, or to pose as the champion of change against congressional Republicans forced from 2008 through 2010 into a defensive crouch. Its quite another to do those things arrayed against fresh, young Republican reformers, like Paul Ryan in the House and Govs. Scott Walker and Chris Christie in the states, who want to update government for the 21st century. These new Republicans are willing to talk openly of moving to, to paraphrase Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Entitlements 2.0. They think it only makes sense, as demographic and fiscal realities change, for these programs to change. They want them to better reflect a society where we have more individual choice than anyone imagined 50 years ago. As our case is new, Abraham Lincoln said, so we must think anew and act anew. If Obama is at all inclined this way, his political supporters fierce defenders of government as it currently exists wont let him express it. They waged a campaign to keep him from offering any meaningful ideas to reform Social Security in his State of the Union address, forcing him back on the weakest generalities. For them, the tablets as handed down by Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson are sacred and not to be tampered with ever. Against this fixed filiopietism, Republicans are ready to offer truly bold change. From his vantage point on the ramparts of reaction, President Obama can only hope its too much, too fast. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Our reactionary president amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly


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Setting the stage for the session is Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at the Langley Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has authored more than 247 publications and delivered more than 280 lectures, holds five patents and has served on the Gemini, Apollo, Viking and Shuttle programs. An engineer by training, he is widely recognized as a global climate expert. National corporate sponsor Chevrolet Volt brings direct experience in electric car technology to Imagine Solutions attendees, making Volts available for test drives even though the vehicles will not be available for purchase in Florida until the end of the year. In so doing, they will enable hands-on understanding of this new technology. Another corporate sponsor, GE, will provide a WattStation to recharge the vehicles. National Geographic, which sponsored the inaugural Imagine Solutions conference and returns this year, brings both speakers and displays to the 2011 event. In 2010, X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis spoke on his thencurrent challenge: finding the first 100-mileper-gallon car. For 2011, National Geographic Travelers editor-in-chief, Keith Bellows, will introduce contributing editor Addison ODea, who will soon undertake the Electric Road Trip, driving the X-Prize car across the country. That same car, the Wave 2, will be on display at the conference, together with its race car-inspired electric brother, the Inizio. Finally, national corporate sponsor FedEx also brings in-depth involvement in alternative energy vehicles. Since 2000, FedEx has teamed with the Environmental Defense Fund to make standard delivery trucks more environmentally friendly. Mitch Jackson, the companys vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability, will speak about the issues corporations, organizations and A limited number of scholarship tickets are available for representatives from Southwest Floridas nonprofit and education sectors for the 2011 Imagine Solutions Conference coming up March 21-22 at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort in Naples. We believe it is important for the community to have the nonprofit and education sectors well represented at the conference, CEO Randy Antik says. It is our goal to help build leadership to address social issues. That cannot happen without the participation of these important groups. Scholarship tickets are $1,250 and can be secured by calling Beth Oliver at 216-4226. Proof of nonprofit status will be required. Conference scholarships available for area educators, nonprofits Speakers, corporate sponsors boost Energy sessionIt can be said unequivocally that the world is dependent on non-renewable energy sources held by a precious few. The current widespread unrest in the Middle East only underscores an issue that for decades has been considered critical: the need for alternative, sustainable energy. Among the most urgent of the needs is reducing reliance on gas-powered vehicles; this fundamental notion is the focus for the Energy session of the 2011 Imagine Solutions Conference. Set for Monday and Tuesday, March 21-22, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Imagine Solutions is a worldcaliber thought-leader conference that spans six topic areas in addition to Energy: Genomics, Insight & Wisdom, Education, the Economy, Social Entrepreneurism and Women in Leadership. Among the more than 40 speakers are the founders of the Kipp Charter Schools, Teach For America, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Planet Earth, the Cure Alzheimers Fund and Braille Without Borders. Best-selling authors, Nobel Prize nominees, world-renowned researchers and global explorers also are on the program. Together, these presenters promise to deliver mind-expanding, exhilarating, sometimes shocking knowledge to the audience of 500. Although modeled after thought leader conferences such as TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, Imagine Solutions aspires not only to enlighten, but also to support interaction between and among attendees and speakers, and ultimately to inspire attendees to search for solutions to todays social problems.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBUSHNELL ODEA BELLOWS JACKSON individuals face in creating sustainable energy strategies. Linking learning to leadership, the 2011 Imagine Solutions Conference has the potential to put Southwest Florida on the intellectual map at the same time as inspiring minds for change. More information about the Imagine Solutions Conference and initiatives with videos of the 2010 conference and speakers, is available at or by calling Beth Oliver at 216-4228.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 This time, you can expect blood, not funny math, promises Rep. Trudi Williams, a Republican from district 75, which includes parts of Collier and Lee counties. Before, people would do away with vacant positions, the FTEs or Full-Time Equivalents. Doing away with 25 FTEs is funny math, because in real life you dont have that option, she explains. Her colleagues in the 14-member Southwest Florida legislative delegation, one of the smallest but most like-minded, they say, appear to agree. With one exception, all are Republicans. They include nine representatives and five senators whose districts lie either wholly within Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, or share parts of those counties with others. (Democratic Sen. Larcenia Bullard, whose district 39 includes parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hendry and Collier counties, did not return telephone and e-mail messages for this story.) We have been cutting for three years, so we have already cut all the fat that can be cut out of our budget, says Sen. Nancy Detert, whose District 23 incorporates sections of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Now, we need to take the same money that we have and rebalance those dollars. Rebalance, in this case, is probably synonymous with amputate. Where were at now is the tough job, says Rep. Matt Caldwell, a newcomer whose district 73 lies wholly in Lee County. We have to find a different way to do this. People ask, What do you think of the governors budget? Its not just a budget, its a wholesale reorganization of entire departments.Cut to the chaseWhich raises the question: What or who specifically should be cut from the people and programs we have, and what shouldnt? Some legislators lock-in on specific targets. Specifically, we will look at reforming the Unemployment Compensation system, the states Medicaid program, as well as the Florida Retirement system, says Rep. Denise Grimsley, chair of the important Appropriations Committee that controls the purse strings. Her district 77 includes parts of Collier and Highlands, along with Glades and Hendry counties. But other legislators prefer the shotgun approach, preferably with both barrels. Everything. Everything should be cut, insists Sen. Mike Bennett, the District 21 Republican who represents parts of Lee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Heres why. Everything up there (in Tallahassee) has certain inefficiencies built into it. Especially the architecture of state government itself, legislators say echoing the opinion of Gov. Rick Scott. I support the governors positions on everything, says Rep. Ken Roberson, whose district 71 takes in parts of Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. My position is, if it can be done without any use of state dollars, then it should be. All of that means that if youre a state government employee if you help direct health care to citizens old or young, or work in traditional programs designed to develop the economy, or serve in programs that purchase or manage Floridas land and water holdings, for example already you may have been earmarked for surgery by the new right.The new-right agendaLed by Gov. Scott in Florida, the new right includes such other notable faces as Republican Governors Chris Christie in New Jersey and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Those leaders have laid out similar economic and social agendas for their states. They include massive spending cuts paradoxically coupled with lower taxes and fewer regulations for businesses and property owners, along with potentially stringent incomeand-benefit diets for public workers. The new-right agenda runs strongly through the voices of Southwest Floridas legislators some of whom also represent Southeast Florida from political veteran to novice. Im (seeking) potential deregulation of various industries, removing government involvement in the private sector and stimulating job growth in areas currently stifled by intrusive and unnecessary regulations, says Jeannette Nunez, another newcomer whose district 112 embraces parts of Collier, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. For all Sunshine State employees not just those who are part of regulatory processes now gut-shot and riding off into the sunset even if they dont get fired theyre going to get pinched. Workers whose positions are funded by taxpayers are going to be asked to contribute to their pensions and health care coverages going forward, insists Rep. Gary Aubuchon. His district 74 LESSFrom page 1 >> WHO THEY ARE And where you can reach them STATE REPRESENTATIVES (Note: e-mails for each representative include rst name.last name@my Representatives Caldwell and Roberson use abbreviated rst names Matt and Ken. For example: Gary.Aubuchon@my oridahouse. gov) Gary Aubuchon, R, 74, parts of Lee, Charlotte, Suite 305, 3501 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Tel: 239-344-4900. Matthew H. Matt Caldwell, R, 73, part of Lee. Suite 208, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tel: 239-533-2411. Denise Grimsley, R, 77, parts of Collier and Highlands, along with Glades and Hendry, Suite B, 205 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Tel: 863-385-5251. Matt Hudson, R, 101, parts of Broward, Collier: Suite 212, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112. Tel: 239-417-6270. 850-488-1028. Paige Kreegel, R, 72, parts of Charlotte, Lee: 410 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Tel: 941-575-5820. Jeanette Nunez, R, 112, parts of Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Suite 205, 2450 Southwest 137th Ave., Miami, FL 33175. Tel: 305-2277630. Kathleen Passidomo, R, 76, part of Collier: Suite 304, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112. Tel: 239-417-6200. Kenneth Roberson, R, 71, parts of Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota: Suite B, 17825 Murdoch Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Tel: 941-613-0914. Trudi Williams, R, 75, parts of Collier, Lee: 12811 Kenwood Lane, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Tel: 239-433-6775 STATE SENATORS: Lizbeth Benacquisto, R, 27, parts of Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Palm Beach Counties. E-mail: Benacquisto.Lisbeth.web@ Ground: 17595 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 200-9, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Tel: 239-433-6599; or 850-487-5356; or 561753-2440. Michael Bennett, R, 21, parts of Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota. E-mail: Bennett.Mike.web@ Ground: Suite 90, 3653 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210. Tel: 941-727-6349 in Bradenton, or 850-487-5078, or 800-5001239. Larcenia Bullard, D, 39, parts of Collier, Hendry, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. E-mail: Bullard.Larcenia.web@ Ground: Suite 304, 8603 S. Dixie Highway, Miami FL 33143. Tel: 305-668-7344, or 850-487-5127, or 866234-3734. Nancy Detert, R, 23, parts of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota Counties: E-mail:Detert.Nancy.web@ Ground: Suite D, 417 Commercial Ct., Venice FL 34292. Tel: 941-480-3547, or 866-247-4076, or 850487-5081. Garrett Richter, R, 37, parts of Collier and Lee Counties. E-mail: Richter.Garrett.web@ Ground: Suite 203, 3299 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112. Or 1039 S.E. 9th Pl., Cape Coral, FL 33990. Tel: 239-417-6205, or 239-338-2777, or 850487-5124. in the know Perhaps we could call them the Mighty Mouse delegation. Although one of state governments smallest out of 160 congressional leaders there are 14 members whose districts include at least parts of Collier, Lee or Charlotte counties, sometimes along with other counties the Southwest Florida legislative delegation is a powerful group. In part, say its members, thats because the group, with 13 Republicans, is sotto voce like-minded, and usually of one voice. But the other part is just as important: Members of this little delegation hold some of the most powerful seats in state government. In the 120-member House where nine members of the delegation serve as representatives, Rep. Gary Aubuchon is vice chair of the Select Committee on Government Reorganization, destined to be one of the most influential as the legislative session begins March 8. In this committee, debates about downsizing and changing the face of state government will prove crucial to Gov. Rick Scotts agenda for change. But thats not all. Rep. Aubuchon is also chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee, one of the most powerful but little known in the House. In addition to overseeing and enforcing rules and ethics, Rep. Aubuchon and his committee will decide which of the many bills proposed by legislators manage to reach the House floor for debate. Most dont, he admits. Arguably, the Rules and Calendar Committee could be the most important in the House. Rep. Trudi Williams, likewise, sits on key committees that could change the way state government manages land and water resources, and the money required to do so one of the major issues in Florida. She is chair of the Select Committee on Water Quality, and chair of the key Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, which is part of the powerful Appropriations Committee defined by Rep. Paige Kreegel as everything having to do with the budget. Rep. Kreegel happens to be vice chair of Appropriations, and Rep. Denise Grimsley, another member of the Southwest Florida delegation, is chair. As chair of the Appropriations Committee, my focus will be on balancing our states budget without raising or imposing new taxes, Rep. Grimsley says. We will also look at curbing the growth of entitlement programs. Getting or directing money shaping the budget promises to be significantly influenced by the singular focus of both Rep. Kreegel and Rep. Grimsley. Rep. Grimsley also co-chairs the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, where senators and representatives will meet together in a single commission to determine how to shape Gov. Scotts budget proposals. One of the key debates in state government this year is how to reduce the costs of health care, particularly Medicaid, which inevitably, say members, also becomes a discussion about shrinking a variety of government offices that provide care to different constituents. Serving as chair and vice chair of the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, respectively, are Representatives Matt Hudson and Ken Roberson. Rep. Roberson also serves as vice chair of the Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee in the Economic Affairs Committee. In the Senate, meanwhile, the Committee on Community Affairs is chaired by Sen. Mike Bennett a key appointment in a time when Gov. Scott plans to reduce the Department of Community Affairs from about 360 employees to 40, eviscerating its influence in the way business is done in Florida. Sen. Garrett Richter is also a member. In addition, Sen. Richter is chair of the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance, where Sen. Bennett is also a member. Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto is vice chair of the Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations, part of the Budget Committee. She also serves as chair of the Committee on Communications, Energy and Public Utilities. Sen. Nancy Detert, meanwhile, is chair of the Committee on Commerce and Tourism, and vice chair of the Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections, which is part of the Senates Rules Committee. The Southwest Florida delegations only Democrat, Sen. Larcenia Bullard most of whose constituents reside in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties (her district 39 also includes parts of Hendry and Collier counties) chairs the Senates Agriculture Committee, and serves as vice chair of the Committee on Education Pre-K to 12. Rep. Aubuchon, chair of the Lee County delegation, sizes up the moment this way: This (new legislative session) is about what needs to be prioritized. Education, health care services for our most vulnerable population, and can the economic development delivery systems do the job, so we actually do foster an environment that will create jobs those are priorities. I like our chances. We have the right environment in Tallahassee, the right mind set, and the support of our citizens, who are asking us to make changes. Mice that can roarBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 NEWS A9 appropriately so. This is a milestone in the city not seen since the days when Thomas Edison and Henry Ford resided here, he said in a press release. Prince Albert, a five-time Olympic bobsled competitor, is the latest to rule the scenic country of about 31,000 people that borders France on the Mediterranean coast. A supporter of the arts with his own foundation in Monaco, he is also the son of the 1954 Academy Award-winning actress, Princess Grace Kelly. His visit to Art of the Olympians Museum was sparked by one of its founders, Fort Myers resident Liston Bochette. Ive known (Prince Albert) since the early s, through the Olympic family, said Mr. Bochette. We competed against each other in the sport of bobsleigh throughout the s and developed a mutual respect and friendship based on Olympic values. Mr. Bochette couldnt recall whether it was himself or His Serene Highness who came out the winner on those icy tracks. In any case, he doesnt remember either of them placing. And at this point, it no longer really matters. You kind of forget who wins, and what you just kind of remember is who your friends are across the country, Mr. Bochette said. You kind of remember how much fun you had competing. Even if you never make an Olympic team, you too can bask in the presence of royalty on Saturday. Have breakfast with the Prince at the Port Royal Yacht Club for $350; paint with him and others on the lawn of the Art of the Olympians Museum at a BBQ lunch or for $2,500 attend a cocktail reception and Grand Gala at Harborside Event Center. Proceeds will fund The Art of the Olympians Foundation and Museum, in the Al Oerter Center of Excellence, on the river in downtown Fort Myers. Art and Athletics arent that different people are striving to perform and produce an outstanding show, said Allison Wagner of San Francisco, a painter and 1996 Olympic silver medal winner in the 400-meter individual medley swim. Shell be a guest this weekend. The late Mr. Oerter, who died in Fort Myers in 2007, was a gold-medal winning discus thrower, and later a painter. His wife Cathy Oerter helps run the Center and Museum he founded, which celebrates the Greek ideal of the wellrounded person, fit in body, mind and spirit. Visitors there may see a pair of Mr. Oerters old running shoes in a glass case upstairs. Crusted with paint, the stiffened laces are still loosely tied together, a testament to a man who pushed his limits, whether it meant throwing a discus across a field or using it to make his inimitable paintings. PRINCEFrom page 1 Events this weekend:>> March 4: >> What: Olympians will display their work with featured artist, race-walker Larry Young. >> Where: Art of the Olympians Museum, 1300 Hendry Street, downtown Fort Myers >> When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. >> Cost: donation to the museum >> Visiting Olympic artists in the show: Allison Wagner, USA, Swimming Cameron Myler, USA, Luge Emanuela Pierantozzi, Italy, Judo John Stilling, USA, Rowing Kader Klouchi, France, Long Jump Larry Young, USA, Race Walk Liston Bochette, Puerto Rico, Bobsled & Decathlon Nancy Forsythe, Canada, 100 meter Nzael Queen Kyomo, Tanzania, 100 meter Rink Babka, USA, Discus Roald Bradstock, UK, Javelin Shane Gould, Australia, Swimming Nicholas Frankl, Hungary, Bobsled Rob Stull, USA, Pentathlon Rafer Johnson, USA, Decathlon -Gold Medal >> HSH Prince Alberts visit, March 5: >> What: Breakfast with Prince Albert and the Olympians >> Where: The Port Royal Club, Naples >> When: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. >> Cost: $350 per seating, limited. Call Elizabeth Ganzi at 332-5055. >> Details: Discussion with Prince Albert II and fellow Olympians from around the world. >> What: Painting with the Prince & BBQ Luncheon >> Location: Art of the Olympians museum >> Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. >> Cost: Individual and family rates are available. Call Sandy Talaga at 332-5055. >> Details: Sport and art converge on the lawn adjacent to the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center for Excellence. Enjoy lunch and paint giant canvases in the Al Oerter style using a discus as a brush. >> What: Olympian Cocktail VIP Reception >> Where: Art of the Olympians >> When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. >> Program: Invited guests, Grand Gala attendees, and Olympians will tour the Art of the Olympians Center during a special presentation. A VIP reception precedes the Grand Gala. >> An Evening of Excellence Grand Gala >> Location: Harborside Center, Fort Myers Florida. >> Time: 7:30 10:00 PM. >> Dress: Formal attire. >> Cost: Tickets starting at $2,500 includes Olympian Cocktail VIP Reception and individual seating. Call Ms. JJ Cochrane at 332-5055. >> Details: The Grand Celebration will close with a black-tie Grand Gala dinner that includes entertainment and exciting surprises which will inspire guests in unforgettable Olympian fashion. The evening will be a unique opportunity to launch a personal pursuit for excellence. HSH Prince Albert of Monaco will address the group. in the know COURTESY PHOTOPrince Albert II of Monaco includes parts of Lee and Charlotte counties. As of the end of last June, 105,031 people were listed as workers in the state personnel system, with almost 73,000 of them earning less that $40,000 per year, according to the state Department of Management Services. One out of 10 could be judged redundant by legislators, following Gov. Scotts direction. The key here is redundancy were spending money doing the same things in different ways, in different parts of government, says Rep. Aubuchon. He outlines his focus for the upcoming session this way. On the Government Reorganization Committee, were taking up two areas of government activity: economic development and health care. In both, we can cut out redundant services. In economic development, We have the Agency For Workforce Innovation, we have regional workforce boards, and a whole host of different entities that have something to do with work force or development, he says. Thats unnecessary. Its also confusing to business investors who would likely be concerned with transportation and land-use if they come to Florida, and might also prefer to deal with a single agency or permitting body that would meet all their needs, Rep. Aubuchon suggests. More business equals more jobs equals a healthier economy, he concludes. Since he serves as vice chair of the Committee on Government Reorganization, his thinking carries significant weight. So, in the Department of Transportation and the Department of Community Affairs, there may be people in each of those silos doing similar functions, but not with a cohesive strategy, he says. Some of those people are redundant. In health care, similarly, We have the Department of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Administration, the Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Children and Families there are a number of agencies that do related services. And then you have county health departments at the local level. A big portion of what we manage in our state is Medicaid, and were looking to eliminate redundancies.Honest-to-God property tax reliefIf that kind of thinking leads to significant savings, then it might also offer the logic to support an illogical or counterintuitive notion: that legislators can meet the needs of Floridians, and pay the bills, and balance the budget at the end of the toughest recession in decades, while also lowering taxes for businesses and property owners, says Rep. Paige Kreegel. A medical doctor, his district 72 includes parts of Lee and Charlotte counties. Significantly, he serves as vice chair of the Appropriations Committee everything to do with the budget where Rep. Grimsley is chair. When the governor promised to lower taxes he hit on two things which might be right for it, but theyre counterintuitive, Rep. Kreegel explains. First: Cut the (tax) rate for schools, because that two-mill rate is designed to build new classrooms, but the population is declining because the construction workers have taken their kids and left, so we dont need new classrooms. In Charlotte County weve gone months without a new construction permit. And second: Take the $1.5 billion plum that former Gov. Charlie Crist found in the combined larders of the South and the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts, and use that to pay down debt, says Rep. Kreegel. Gov. Crist had intended to buy U.S. Sugar property and save the Everglades with that money. If the legislature goes along with that, which I would, we could look at honest-toGod property tax relief, he concludes. Its a notion Rep. Williams supports as well. Thats significant because she serves as chair of the Select Committee on Water, as well as chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee in the Appropriations Committee chaired by Representatives Grimsley and Kreegel. I know the environmentalists will kill me for saying this, but theres money in Everglades restoration, and I dont want it to go to land purchase. It darn well better be used for constructing something. We dont need to purchase anymore land. That will free up a lot more money. Lets take money out of Florida Forever (a program designed to purchase environmentally significant tracts for public perpetuity) and put it in real projects, such as water management around the state. And lets take land weve already acquired and build some water-quality components on it. Lets put money toward construction. You put people back to work in construction while improving water quality. Its a win-win. Thats why she will resist any new land purchases this year, she says. My priority is taking the lands we have, and building water-quality components on them.Other screws to tightenMoney can be saved or reapplied in other ways, too, suggests Rep. Kreegel. The Department of Community Affairs is a huge growth management agency, but now we dont have any growth. The governors proposed budget cuts it down from 360 people to a skeleton crew of about 40. Hes also asking why cant we combine the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Department of Transportation. After all, he explains, if youre a big business, you might have to build roads (thats where the DOT comes in) through environmentally sensitive lands (which is where the DEP comes in). And to do that, you might have to change the land-use requirements (which is where the DCA plays a role). As of this week, Gov. Scott hasnt appointed any new leaders to head those agencies, Rep. Kreegel concludes, because if youre ever going to combine them, you cant start by appointing new secretaries. Theyd fight like cats and dogs. Although Gov. Scotts mandate from Florida voters to make such changes is arguably ambivalent he squeaked into the governors office after spending $96 million of his own money in one of the closest and rudest elections in state history, beating his Democratic opponent by roughly 1 percent of the vote his support from legislators appears strong. Especially those in Southwest Florida. For citizens here, that bodes well, they promise. Theres strength in numbers, and thats good for us, says Rep. Aubuchon. We agree on everything. Its a collegial body, says Rep. Williams. Were all working for Southwest Florida. We all get along. This is the best (delegation) Ive ever been on. Were all looking out for Florida. Note to readers: Florida Weekly contacted all 14 members of the Southwest Florida legislative delegation seeking their comments for this story. The following members did not respond by press time: Representatives Matt Hudson and Kathleen Passidomo, and Senators Lizbeth Benacquisto, Larcenia Bullard and Garrett Richter.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Experience You Can Trust Cataracts LASIK Laser Vision Correction Cornea Treatment Glaucoma Dry Eyes Comprehensive Eye Exam Pediatric Eye Care Glasses & ContactsFULL SERVICE VISION CARE MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ACCEPTED LASIK FINANCING AVAILABLE www.sw Fort Myers 13670 Metropolis Avenue 239-768-0006 Cape Coral 1109 Del Prado Blvd. 239-574-5406 Naples 11176 Tamiami Trail 239-594-0124 Rick Palmon, M.D. Richard Glasser, M.D. Leonard Avril, O.D. Brian Marhue, O.D. Penny J. Orr, O.D. N26 20.315 W 081 49.677 Theareas nest full-service marina.Bonita Bay Marina ClubDry storage for vessels up to 32 Wet slips with lifts for up to 16,000 lbs. Waterfront dining at Backwater Jacks Fuel, ships store, boat launch, detail services Rentals from $264 a month Call Tibe Larson 239-495-3222 or visit for more information. Boat Show ~ March 4-6, 10 am ~ Open to Public Students throughout Collier County bit into golden delicious apples from bushel baskets as their teachers learned they were Golden Apple winners on Feb. 24. Representatives from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, presenting sponsor of Golden Apple Awards, joined staff, board members and major sponsors of the Education Foundation of Collier County for the surprise presentations in the teachers classrooms. For the 21st year, the Education Foundation has presented Golden Apples as a way to honor and thank Collier County teachers, on behalf of the community, for excellence in the classroom. 2011 Golden Apple recipients Michelle Barreiro, Corkscrew Elementary Sean Brosig, North Naples Middle School Lisa Garby, Manatee Middle School Jaime Luis Hernndez, Immokalee Technical Center John Rosbottom, Golden Gate Middle Kimberly Sweat, New Beginnings-NaplesThey will be honored, along with 30 Teachers of Distinction, at a celebration Tuesday evening, May 3, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.Suncoast Schools FCU has supported the Golden Apple Awards for more than 15 years. As of the end of 2010, according to Greg Pasanen, Suncoast Schools FCU regional vice president, the Suncoast for Kids Foundation has infused more than $6.9 million into the communities it serves.There is no greater honor or responsibility than to do all we can to assist in the education of future Six Apples awarded in one dayCollier teachers win the goldSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY h l a t classroom. SEE APPLES, A11 Gold Apple teacher Michelle Barreiro with her first-graders and Alan Horton and representatives of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union.COURTESY PHOTOSOne of Michelle Barreiros students enjoys a fringe benefit of her teachers Golden Apple distinction. Gold Apple winner and music teacher John Rosbottom with some of his students at Golden Gate Middle School. Golden Apple teacher Lisa Garby with her Manatee Middle School eighthgraders. Jaime Luis Hernandez of Immokalee Technical Center celebrates his Golden Apple. Golden Apple winner Lisa Garby of Manatee Middle School with representatives from CenturyLink and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union.


e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is Growing.Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 148 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call239-343-6950, or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A11 Teachers of Distinction Wylie Bertuna, North N aples Middle School Lisa Carraher, P ine Ridg e Middle David Wayne Cerretani, Osc eola Elementary School Timothy Chestnut, Barr on C ollier High Patricia Ann Della Posta, Palmetto Ridge High School Kathleen Deye, Gulfvie w Middle School Jason Leon Eleazer, Lak e P ark Elementary Susan Ellard, Gulf Coast High School Maria Ferro, Par kside Elementary School Catherine Neal Griffin, C alus a Park Elementary Stacie Hall, Shado w lawn Elementary Lisa Hanba, Golden Gat e Middle H olly Kennedy, P almet to Elementary Marsha Layne, Gulf C o ast High School Jackie Lippold, C alus a Park Elementary Bridget Mann, C or kscrew Middle School Katy Rogers, C alus a Park Elementary Cindy Sans, P inecr est Elementary Kera Schwartz Golden Gat e Middle Christine Sobczak, Laur el Oak Elementary School Nicholas Sweat, Det ention C enter Kerrie Anne Thomas, P almet to Ridge High School Heather Van Osten, C alus a Park Elementary Kathleen Weitzel, N a ples Park Elementary generations, most of which are being educat ed in public schools, Mr. Pasanen says. The Education Foundation of Collier County began with the core belief that teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Effective teachers have the power to turn on each child to lifelong learning and achieving, and they also are the most effective bridges between the community and its schools, says Alan Horton, chairman of this years Golden Apple program. When we honor our Golden Apple teachers, we not only show respect and support for teachers, but we inspire the community at large to feel pride in them and their schools.Earning an AppleThe Golden Apple process begins when students, parents, colleagues and community members nominate teachers in the fall. Nominees then can choose to apply for the Golden Apple. A selection committee of former educators, parents, local business and community volunteers narrows the field to 60. These 60 teachers are then observed (unannounced) and scored by another committee of volunteers from the community. The application and initial observation scores are combined to identify the Teachers of Distinction. All 30 Teachers of Distinction are observed and interviewed by the selection committee, which then selects the six Golden Apple recipients. This years Golden Apple celebration will also include two community-based awards: The Heart of the Apple award to an individual who has made a significant impact on education in Collier County, and the Get On the Bus award for collaborative work that engages community with schools. To purchase tickets for the 21st annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration or to make a contribution, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755. All proceeds benefit the foundation.APPLESFrom page A10 Golden Apple honoree Kimberly Sweat with students at New BeginningsNaples. North Naples Middle School sixth-grade teacher Sean Brosig celebrates his Golden Apple with some of his students.


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South facing with a golf membership included. $299,900. 11797 Bramble Ct Fully Furnished formal model with your own pool and spa. Overlooking newly designed golf course by Steve Smyers. Move in ready with Golf Membership $399,000. 11405 Golden EagleOne of a kind picture postcard view, elegantly appointed. Total privacy no rooftops, Golf Membership included Asking $2,250.00Priced to Sell! Oers a graceful home with impressive details and a lifesyle you will adore. is Toll Brothers home oers an open oor plan with TONS of upgrades, including a security system throughout. Tastefully decorated with new, negotiable furnishings and win dow treatments. You will say WOW when you see the details in this home.$420,000NOT A SHORT SALE. First oor unit, completely furnished and painted in a light earth tone color. Lake view from the master bedroom and the eat in kitchen area. Tile in all living area, carpet in the bedrooms. A well cared for condo, in a pet friendly community. Enjoy the lovely pool and spa in this quiet Naples complex. $138,000 11998 Heather Woodsw Inviting large lanai with its own outdoor kitchen. Great room, oor plan, cul de sac on pie shaped lot and no roof tops. $484,900. 11740 Carradale Ct Enjoy your private pool and spa while overlooking your view of lake, golf course and preserve. Two car garage with 2098 sq ft under air for $462,000. 12103 Wicklow On a 7 acre lake 3021 sq ft under air most sought after 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 3 car garage all with 36 holes of golf. $799,000. 11896 Hedgestone South facing 3,678 sq ft under air Custom Home. Enjoy your outdoor replace while relaxing by your custom pool and spa. Shows like a model. $1,599.000. 11801 Bramble Ct.Best Priced Single Family Home $340,000. Includes pool and spa with tile throughout the great room. Overlooking golf course. 11978 Heather Woods Ct.Absolutely fantastic long lake and golf views. How can you pass this up. ree bedrooms and den with a lanai featuring pool and spa. Open oor plan with 2 car garage. $550,000. 12021 Covent Garden 2704 3 Bedroom upstairs coach home with 2045 sq ft under air. 2 Car garage surrounded by golf and lake views. Home is furnished which is negotiable. $280,000. 11776 Carradale ree Bedrooms, Den and Loft with 3 Full baths, 2389 sq ft under air. Includes pool and spa overlooking lake, golf course and preserve all in one package. $499,000. 11784 Carradale Ct Shows like a model overlooking lake, golf course and preserve. Home in mint condition, move in ready, urniture negotiable. Lanai with pool and spa has the perfect view. Golf Membership included. $450,000 Magnicent custom estate built by one of Florida nest craftsman. Golf Membership included. $1,695,000


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MarineMax is a full service Mako dealer. Please contact Diamond Neeley with any questions or to set up a consultation. He can assist you in building and rigging your next boat tailored to your expectations.MarineMax Naples 1146 6th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 Diamond Neeley 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North Naples For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Free with a $25 Grocery OrderGazela Vino Verde .750 ml.While Supplies Last. Must have coupon at time of purchaseFree with a $30 Grocery OrderSierra Nevada Beer Assorted 6 packsWhile Supplies Last. Must have coupon at time of purchaseAn new treatment protocol for adults suffering prescription drug and heroin addiction is available at the David Lawrence Center. Suboxone is an eight-day, tapered protocol administered by medical staff in the inpatient setting. The drug works by binding to the same receptors as other opioid drugs, Dr. Brent Lovett, chief medical officer at the center, explains. By mimicking the effects of other opioids, it alleviates cravings and withdrawal symptoms, he says, adding, This allows patients to address the psycho-social reasons behind their opioid use. Opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine are the most commonly abused prescription medications. In recent months, nearly half of all admissions to the David Lawrence Centers Crossroads residential chemical dependency treatment program and the detoxification program have been for addiction to prescription medication, says David Schimmel, CEO of the center. In the past, he adds, the primary drugs were alcohol and cocaine. Candidates for Suboxone treatment will be screened for a variety of risk factors including pregnancy, existing withdrawal symptoms, level of dependence, psychiatric stability, treatment and relapse history, and motivation for recovery and treatment. They will be expected to develop an initial recovery plan that includes engagement in substance abuse treatment while in the centers 12-bed detox unit and upon discharge. The centers addiction treatment team is comprised of physicians, nurses, clinicians and technicians who are trained in treating co-occurring mental illness and addiction disorders. For more information, call the David Lawrence Center at 455-8500 and request to speak with a member of the detox admission screening staff. New addiction treatment protocol available at David Lawrence CenterThe David Lawrence Foundation has been awarded an $11,000 grant from The Jerry L. and Barbara J. Burris Foundation to help fund youth substance abuse treatment programs at the David Lawrence Center. This generous grant will enable the David Lawrence Center to continue to provide much-needed substance abuse treatment programs to children in our community, says Carol Shaw, executive director of the foundation. Grant funding is increasingly important in light of ongoing federal and state budget cuts, she adds. The foundation was established in 1976 to raise funds to support the programs and services of the David Lawrence Center, a community mental health center that provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services in Southwest Florida. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. Through its eight locations in Collier County, the David Lawrence Center touches the lives of more than 20,000 clients a year. For more information, visit Youth substance abuse programs get boost The E.T. Brisson Detachment of the Marine Corps League of Naples honors political satirist, social commentator and PBS veteran Mark Russell at its annual Honor the Free Press luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Hilton Naples. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Russell is still revered for his musical skewering of both political parties during the Watergate fiasco, delivered from his piano at the famed Shorham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Over the years, he has had his own show and numerous specials on PBS, had a syndicated newspaper column and penned his autobiography, Presenting Mark Russell. Luncheon tickets are $30 per person, and reservations are required by March 7. Call Nick Marsit at 352-7611, or mail a check made to the Marine Corps League of Naples to P.O. 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Academy Awardwinning actor Louis Gossett Jr. will be the keynote speaker at a community luncheon hosted by Hazelden on Thursday, March 24, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The event will honor Collier County Sheriffs Office Chief of Corrections Scott Salley for his extensive role over the years in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Tickets for $100 per person are available by calling (651) 213-4429. Proceeds will benefit patient aid programs and services at Hazeldens residential treatment facility in Naples. A national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, Hazelden helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public education and advocacy. In addition to its Naples location, Hazelden has facilities in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois and New York. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Chaos to ClarityOne Yoga One Life.Expansion of Being workshops After giving up I tried once more. Water Yoga worked for me. M. J. 2010Happy Healthy Powerful Fearless WaterYoga.orgFree Consultation 941.504.2816 Healing Where Others Failed 30 Day Life Transformation Eyelid SurgeryAustin Wm. Coleman, D.O. (239) 597-279210661 Airport Pulling Road Suite 12 Naples 34109WHY TRUST YOUR EYES, YOUR EYELIDS, AND YOUR VISION TO ANYONE ELSE? ARE YOUR EYELIDS INTERFERING WITH YOUR VISION? As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman is a board certied physician trained in complete eye care, including plastic surgery of the eyelids. Most insurances, including medicare, reimburse for medically indicated eyelid procedures. As Collier Countys only fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman has additional education in neurological diseases that affect the eyelids. March 21-22, 2011 The Ritz-Carlton Golf ResortAt the second annual Imagine Solutions Conference, you can join in the discussion of todays most important issues with 40 distinguished thinkers and doers and 500 successful people who, like you, want to link learning and leadership to address crucial concerns. Youll experience eye-opening ideas, true inspiration and several a-ha moments. You may even become part of creating solutions to problems we face as a community, a country, and a world. Attendance is limited. To register: www.ImagineSolutionsConference.com239.216.4228 Forty of todays top minds at a thought leader conference Linking learning and leadershipTo address social challengesInspiring Minds for CHANGE Searching for Solutions, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Foundation; membership is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.2011 Speakers include: Nobel Prize nominee NASA chief scientist Creator, Planet Earth Fortunes Mr. Gene Founder, Teach for America National Geographic Explorers Best-selling authors CNBC anchor Fiscal Times journalists Retired UNICEF exec President, Carnegie Foundation Cure Alzheimers founder & lead scientist Discovery explorer Time most inuential people Founder and CEO of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Charter Schools Multiple Emmy Award winner Fulbright Fellow McNulty Prize Winner Public Radio Chief Correspondent Dean, top 5 business school Winner, Childrens Nobel Prize And many others March 13-19 is Sunshine Week in Collier County corresponding with the national initiative that underscores the importance of open government and serves as a reminder to all citizens of their right to access public records and public meetings.As the keeper of public records in Collier County, Clerk of Courts Dwight Brock is committed to making information easily accessible to the public via the clerks website, As part of Sunshine Week, Mr. Brock will hold three free seminars at Collier County libraries to show the public how to look up court records, get a passport or marriage license application, check jury service numbers and search records for mortgages, liens and even homeowner or condominium association documents, all from the convenience of a home computer. Dates and locations are: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9: South Regional Library, Lely Cultural Parkway 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 14: Naples Regional Library, Central Avenue 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16: Headquarters Library, Orange Blossom DriveNo registration is required. Seating is limited. For more inf ormation, contact Robert St. Cyr at Clerk of courts will hold workshops about finding public information online Hazelden hosts benefit luncheon in honor of Colliers Scott SalleyGOSSETT JR. SALLEY Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960


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Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter. You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, Oh, yeah, I know you, Ive seen your ad with that picture of you and the cute little boys. Well that is me with my family. Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. Let me tell you my story. Back then I was a teenager with learning disabilities, serious health problems and horrible back pains. In my case it came on gradually throughout my life. You see I had a serious injury at birth and grew up taking lots of drugs and seeing lots of doctors that didnt seem to help me. en in high school I had a serious sports injury that almost took my life. But, theres more My mothers friend had tried for over a year to get my mom to take me to her doctor. Finally, after my injury my mom decided we had no other options (other than more drugs). is new doctor did an exam, took some lms, and then adjusted my spine. e adjustment didnt hurt, it actually felt great. To me, that day was truly a miracle in my life. My learning disabilities, health problems, and pains decreased immediately! Oh, did I mention that this doctor was a chiropractor? It worked so well for me, and I was so impressed with the other awesome results I saw in her oce, that I eventually went to chiropractic school myself. Now as for my family and my wife Erin, I was able to check their delicate little bodies and spines immediately. I feel condent knowing they started out this life with the best potential for health and could start out life so dierent than I had to begin mine. ank God that I know some things that my parents didnt. Getting to check children from the start has amazing long lasting eects. at is what I call prevention. at seems like a small thing, but it makes a huge dierence to them. Its strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their health problems. ey come to me with headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, injuries from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I cant really take the credit. My confession is that Ive never healed anyone of anything. What I do is give specic scientic spinal adjustments, exercises and other rehab to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by being able to function properly. We get tremendous results. Its as simple as that! Being a chiropractor can be tough, because theres a host of unqualied experts out there. ey tell people a lot of things that are just plain ridiculous, misleading and false about my profession. In May of 2009 Consumer Reports reported that Chiropractic was the #1 treatment for back pain. is was a poll of 14,000 people! Regardless of your beliefs or skepticism the results and research keeps speaking that chiropractic is tough to beat if you want RESULTS and SATISFACTION. Also conventional drugs and back surgery were rated very low in satisfaction. Consumer Reports even suggested you use caution with these treatments (remember Consumer Reports is non-biased to protect you, the consumer). Are you listening?Look, it shouldnt cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. So what I will do is do is give you a chance to see if we are right for you. If you are suering with pain or just want to sit and talk with me about your health issues you can schedule a consultation to discuss it with me at NO CHARGE. en I am oering an extensive new patient exam including, postural, neurological and orthopedic examinations and xrays for $87! is is usually $ please take advantage of this oer it will expire March 15th. and I dont want you to miss out. Please, I hope that theres no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. Youll get great care at a great fee. My qualications Im a Summa cum Laude graduate of Life University and Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University. I just have that low exam fee to determine IF I can help you. My assistants are Laura and Jennifer and they are really awesome! Our oce is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. Our oce is called e patient or any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, to cancel payment or to be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which has been performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement of the free service, examination or treatment. Oer does not apply to Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or Champus.Everglades City has more than 50 historic buildings, and nine of them will open their doors to visitors for the second annual Everglades City Homes Tour from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation sponsors the tour. More than 500 people showed up to tour homes last year, and new places will be open for viewing this year, says organizer Jean Shultz. Tickets for $20 include a booklet with a map, pictures and historic information. Registration is on the circle in McLeod Park, across the street from City Hall. The booklet serves as the ticket and allows entre to all nine homes and buildings on the tour at the ticketholders pace. Volunteer docents will be working at each home to provide additional information. This year the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation plans to use tour proceeds to purchase and place signage at historic buildings and homes in the city.Art in the GladesAlso on Saturday, March 12, local artists will sell their jewelry, paintings, photographs, books and more at Art in the Glades from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in McLeod Park. A bake sale and live music will be part of the fun as well. Kids can play in the park while their grown-up companions shop. Those who book online or send in a reservation form with a check will receive their ticket booklet in the mail, saving registration time on the tour day. Everglades City is easy to reach. From I-75 take Exit 80 south on SR-29 for about 24 miles to McLeod Park. Or take U.S. 41 to the corner of SR-29 and proceed south into Everglades City. Visit or call 695-0333 or 695-2905 for more information. See historic homes and buildings on walking tour of Everglades CityCOURTESY PHOTOS


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 It Only Looks Expensive 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comRed Sox add game to spring trainingBoston Red Sox fans have an additional chance to cheer on the team at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. A game against the Houston Astros has been added to the spring training line-up at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the downtown Fort Myers ballpark. Tickets are available at or by calling the automated ticket line at (888) REDSOX6.Amputee group sets third annual bike ride in motionThe third annual Miracle Limbs: Courage in Motion bicycle ride is set for Saturday, March 19, at North Collier Regional Park. Events include a 2-mile Family Fun Ride as well as competitive rides of 10, 28, 42 and 62 miles. Registration is $35 ($10 for non-riders to enjoy food, raffle and silent auction). Sign up by March 8 to guarantee a T-shirt. Early registrants can pick up rider bags at the Trek store in Naples from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 18. Sign up online at or at All proceeds will help Miracle Limbs: Courage in Motion meet the needs of area amputees and their families. At the heart of this years event will be PFC Corey Kent, a 22-year-old Cape Coral soldier who lost both legs above the knee and all fingers on his left hand in Afghanistan. 5K run will wind through the GardenRegistration is open for Naples Botanical Gardens first 5K race and fun run, part of the Get Up and Grow Day of healthfocused activities and education Saturday, March 12. Organized with the help of the Gulf Coast Runners, the run will set out at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a 1-mile walk for those who enjoy a more leisurely pace. Registration in advance is $25 for Garden members and $30 for others; raceday registration is $35. Admission to the Garden for all Get Up and Grow Day activities is included. For more information, visit ready, get set for Marco Island Half-MarathonThe Marco Island Half-Marathon begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 20, beginning at Publix in the Shops of Marco and taking runners along a scenic course through Key Marco and over several bridges. Dedicated to the memory of Marco real estate agent Carole Sbertoli, the race benefits the Greater Marco YMCA, the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Foundation and the Marco Police Foundation. Registration by March 13 is $40; raceday registration is $50. For more information, e-mail or visit SPORTS SHORTS


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Ms. Walton has conceived of a simple plan to contain the wide-ranging materials that her guide to subtropical Southwest Florida gathers together. She begins with several brief introductory sections that give readers an overview of the region and help them find their way around. At conferences, we would call this the orientation session. Its like getting your feet wet before jumping into the Gulf waters. Indeed, the first 50-page section constitutes an abbreviated guidebook in itself. Then the fun really begins. Ms. Walton divides Southwest Florida into four distinct territories: Sarasota Bay Coast, Charlotte Harbor Coast, Sanibel Island & the Fort Myers Coast and Naples & the South Coast. Readers can travel with her from north to south, or they can jump to their territory of interest. In each of these four chapters, the author strives to make cultural and lifestyle distinctions that are serviceable to travelers, her principal audience; but they are equally serviceable to people looking for a second home, a retirement home or simply a place to move and raise a family. Each chapter opens with a map and an overview, followed by listings of places of interest. Ms. Walton emphasizes the special flavor of various communities, places of architectural and historical interest, destinations for families with kids, outdoor facilities and activities as well as the expected array of lodgings and restaurants. Her selections and descriptions are ample, clear and thoughtful. Some are even surprising. Graphic symbols throughout indicate the special features of an entry: places that specialize in weddings, places the author considers as providing special value, places that accept pets, places of special appeal to kids and those that provide handicapped access and wireless Internet access. Are you interested in live theater? Historic monuments? Boating? Shelling? Nightlife? Specialty restaurants and shopping? Art galleries and museums? Ms. Walton will help you find what you are looking for, assess it and get you there. Information is everywhere, but special types of important information are gathered in a concluding chapter called just that: Information. This is where Ms. Walton deals with practical matters like hospitals, government services, media and tourist information offices. Separately, she offers a list of highlights and of Chelles High Fives top picks in useful categories like Peachy Keen Resorts, Quirky Museums and Eco-Attractions. A copious index completes the grand utility of this encyclopedic venture, which is also generously illustrated (most often with photographs by the author). Though Id rank this travel guide as reliable double-plus, there are some minor glitches to correct for the next edition. For example, Ms. Walton locates the Mercato marketplace community in Naples at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Vanderbilt Road, repeating the frequent error of confusing two streets, since the intersecting Vanderbilt Drive is often called Vanderbilt Road and the street in question for finding Mercato (and the Silverspot cinema) is actually Vanderbilt Beach Road. The same problem exists in locating Bha! Bha! restaurant. Having lived in these parts for 12 years now and having visited frequently for 10 years before that, Im thrilled to have a copy of the latest Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples for my continuing education and for the benefit of any visitor. Find out much more about this expert travel author and her many publications at Guidebook update: Get oriented, then get the detailsFLORIDA WRITERS S b s o w c g philJASON WALTON

PAGE 33 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 HEALTHY LIVING Epilepsy group plans training for mentorsH.O.P.E., Helping Other People with Epilepsy, will hold a training session for mentors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Brookdale Building at NCH, 11190 Health Park Blvd. For more information, call 348-5155. Cancer alliance has scholarships for local seniorsGraduating seniors of Collier County high schools who are cancer survivors or who have a parent or sibling with cancer are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Cancer Alliance of Naples and Kidscan, kids helping kids with cancer. Application deadline is March 15. For more information, call 643-4673. To download an application, visit and click on KIDSCAN. Lighthouse holds classes for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss collaborates with the Division of Blind Services to present classes for those who are going blind or having vision loss. Classes take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Lighthouse of Collier, 424 Bayfront Place. Lighthouse of Collier Inc. also has magnifiers and optical character readers available to the public for evaluation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 4303934 or visit Type O blood in demandCommunity Blood Center in Collier and southern Lee counties has put out the call for types O-positive and O-negative blood. Donors are urged to visit CBC donation 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 TO YOUR HEALTH STRAIGHT TALK Remember when you wanted to stay up all night for the fun of it? Well, now you can and for a good cause, too. Just form a team and join the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Naples. So far, 97 teams have signed up for the event that takes place overnight, Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at Gulfview Middle School. The theme this year is Producing a Cure Hollywood Movies. How it unfoldsThis is the drill for every Relay For Life around the country: Teams of eight to 15 members gather around the track with tents and sleeping bags, prepared to have at least one representative walking the track through the night. When theyre taking their turn around the track, team members can rest, sleep or take part in any number of engaging activities all night long. Every relay begins with a Survivors Lap at 6 p.m., which is immediately followed by a Caregivers Lap before individual team members take to the track. The Naples event is celebrating its 15th year as a major fundraiser for the local ACS. For more than 10 years it has been the number one Relay For Life out of 364 relays held in Florida; it is consistently among the top 15 relays nationwide in terms of fundraising. Between 6,000 and 7,000 people took part in Relay For Life of Naples last year. Teams consist of friends and neighbors, coworkers, students and fellow club and church members. They solicit sponsorship donations prior to the event, as well as contributions in memory of loved ones who have died from cancer and in honor of others who have survived and/ or continue to fight the battle against the disease. Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser, says Kathleen Coppola, chairman of the Naples event. As volunteers or participants, those who are willing to give their time and energy show a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that cancer can be beat. The goal this year is to raise $520,000. Last years Relay raised $508,000. Specialists in Urology is the Title Sponsor this year with a pledge of $25,000. We are committed to helping our cancer patients celebrate birthdays, says Dr. Wiliam Figlesthaler, managing partner for the physicians at SIU. We are honored and proud to sponsor the Relay.SEE RELAY, A35 Yogi Berra once famously said, The future aint what it used to be. Boy, was he right, especially where health care is concerned. The future hospital wont only be different, it will also be smarter. Proof of that can be seen on the NCH North Naples campus, where weve created with our Cerner Corp. a prototype hospital room of the future. With philanthropic support, it could soon be the technologically savvy setting that is representative of NCH hospital rooms. The Smart Room senses whenever a caregiver enters the room. Then the technology introduces the caregiver be they care technician, nurse, therapist, physician, dietary or environment service individual by flashing the persons picture, name and title on a flat screen TV, easily viewed by the patient in bed. Simultaneously, next to the door outside the Smart Room, a smaller screen informs anyone passing by in the hallway that a caregiver is with the patient. This same hallway screen also indicates if the patient is in isolation or has any other special needs. For the patientThe Smart Room offers educational videos selected especially for the patients particular needs. For instance, a patient with diabetes (which impacts one-third of NCH patients) would have at their access videos about the importance of diet, exercise and appropriate medications. Discharge instructions, such as how to care for a surgical wound, could be easily explained by other specific videos. New moms would watch videos about how feed and bathe their newborns. Using TV as a supplement to face-toface instruction will aid retention and compliance. (And yes, traditional TV entertainment will still be offered on the screens.)For nurses and physiciansA flat screen above the patients headboard indicates clinical data and the patients entire electronic medical record. The Smart Room knows who just walked in and brings up the view that the caregiver has pre-selected. For example, a nurse might ask to see a list of medications that need to be administered as well as current vital signs and recent lab results. A physicians view might show test results along with vital signs, meds and suggestions from other consultants. X-rays can also be reviewed on this same screen. But most important, a physician or nurse can place or review orders and document wirelessly on a portable keyboard in the room.Everyone benefitsThis system encourages nurse and Technology and teamwork make for a Smart future allenWEISS SEE STRAIGHT TALK, A35 Relay for Life of Naples makes you want to stay up all nightBY DIANNE REED____________________Special To Florida Weekly


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011AC at Town HallAnderson Cooper draws a crowd, and more Networking events. B9-11 Sanctuaries in the SkySix residences in Bonita Bays luxury Tavira tower comprise Symphony Showcase. B13 Gulf Coast Venture Forum invites members and those interested in learning more about the organization to the next meeting of its Naples chapter from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the members club room at Tiburon Golf Course. All guests must pre-register in order to attend and also must sign a waiver at check-in. Attendees will hear from three presenters: Pathworks Corp., Trailpods LLC and XCPT Communication Technologies. Pathworks Corp. provides television, Internet and telephone services through a fiber optic network. Trailpods presents a simple bolton business for existing mobile storage unit/containers on wheels companies. XCPT Communication Technologies makes a software that allows doctors to load patient pictures, such as X-rays or scans, and create a treatment plan presentation in real time that can be shared with the patient, staff, referral team and insurance company. With chapters in Naples and Sarasota, Gulf Coast Venture Forum promotes the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by bringing together entrepreneurs, early stage venture capital firms and Angel Investors. Members meet monthly October through June to hear about local investment opportunities and to share and exchange business and technical experience. The April meeting in Naples is set for Thursday, April 14. For membership, interested parties must qualify as accredited investors as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, call 2626300 or visit Three companies will present to Gulf Coast Venture Forum INSIDE Ask the FoolHow important to a company is its stock price? B6 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Still sunnyN 2007 AND EARLY 2008, MORE people flew into Southwest Florida and spent more on hotel rooms than ever before, records show. That was before a broken economy cost millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. But a year later numbers grew, a trend that some say reveals an industry that showed resiliency even during the worst of the recession. Bed taxes collected in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, along with total travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport, rose from 2009 to 2010 in spite of a couple of cold fronts bookending last year and the biggest oil spill in history gushing into Gulf waters from the ocean floor. We recovered probably half the bed tax we lost during the previous year, but we would have done even better if we had not had the oil spill, says Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. You and I are going, what oil spill? But the hoteliers tell me the phones literally stopped ringing. (And) thats having lingering impacts. Some warn the recovery is happening slowly and could hit other hurdles, such as rising gas prices, along the way. Everybody wants it to be back to 2007 and 2008 levels today, says Joe Thompson, director of sales and marketing for the 454-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. But thats just not realistic. Its going to take a few years. Collier Countys tourist tax revenue dropped sharply, from $14.4 million in 2008 to $11.6 million in 2009. That was due to corporate convention groups that didnt come to town as usual, says Jack Wert, executive director of Collier County Convention & Visitor Bureau. Those numbers were up by $291,333 last year. You never know whats going to happen, but what were seeing is a slow rise in average daily (hotel) rates as well, and thats what fuels our tax revenue, Mr. Wert says. His office is projecting a return next year to 2006 levels of $13 million-plus in bed tax collections. ISEE SUNNY, B8 Tourist tax collections reveal a resilient industryBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND, EVERGLADES CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

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MONEY & INVESTINGReal estate trends for pension fund portfoliosFor a good sense of how real estate is faring across the U.S. nationally and by geographic region, as well as by commercial real estate type, take a look at the quarterly data compiled by the National Council for Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. NCREIF has lots of indices; this column will look at their commercial real estate, timber and farmland indices. The first time this column took an in-depth look at what was happening in pension fund real estate investing across the country was Oct. 21, 2010, titled Pension investors look to timber and farmland. Although the big pension fund real estate allocations are still in the traditional types of commercial real estate, there has been a trend to invest in timberland and agricultural properties, considered to be alternative assets in the real property sector. The move to alternative assets (whether private equity, hedge funds, farmland, timberland or managed futures) by pensions and other fiduciaries is an increasing trend, in an effort to gain alpha in investment portfolios returns. Alpha sounds like something very weird, but in the investment world, it is precious. It is appreciation in an investment portfolio not correlated to the market. The concept is to try to make money even when the equity market is down or flat. Positive alpha does what everyone wants: more return without more equity market concentration in assets. For now, its back to the same ol commercial real estate sector. In NCREIFs own terms, this index is the performance of a very large pool of individual commercial real estate properties acquired in the private market for investment purposes only(and), at least in part, (acquired) on behalf of tax-exempt institutional investors the great majority being pension funds. The NCREIF Index covers $247 billion of value and is based on some 6,000-plus properties. Fourth quarter 2010 numbers show a strong pick up in total return in the commercial property sector: 4.6 percent composite gain versus the third quarter at 3 percent. The composite gain consisted of net income at 1.6 percent and appreciation at 3 percent. Thats a pretty good showing. Of the four regions, the East was the strongest and West and South fared pretty much the same and the Midwest was the weakest. In order of strongest to weakest in commercial real estate by sector, here are the total quarterly returns: Apartment, 6.29 percent; retail, 4.77 percent; office, 3.9 percent; industrial, 3.42 percent; and hotel, 3.33 percent. None of that is surprising, except that retail had a very good showing. Now, back to the alternative real estate sectors: timber and farmland. What did their fourth quarters look like? Timberland languished with a loss of .8 percent. (It surely didnt look like its sister investments equities on timber companies which appreciated greatly in the last half of 2010.) Maybe the market is looking five to seven years out and the housing picture is still envisaged as dismal. Farmland was the leader with a gain of 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter; for the entire year of 2010, NCREIFs farmland total return was some 8.5 percent. The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank collects its own data on farmland in its own district. These central states farmland values saw gains much bigger than NCREIFs national farmland index. The annual growth in agricultural land values was 12 percent in 2010 for the Seventh Federal Reserve District the second-largest increase in the past 30 years. Some states in the Seventh District fared much better than others; farmland values increased in Iowa by 18 percent, in Indiana by 12 percent, in Illinois by 11 percent, Wisconsin by 7 percent and Michigan by 4 percent. Those numbers are barnburners and they probably will continue on a rise. According to the most recent estimates by the USDA, rising agricultural prices boosted net farm income in 2010 to $79.0 billion, which was 27 percent higher than in 2009. The 10-year average of net farm income, after accounting for inflation, was the highest since 1979, when farmland values peaked in real terms. Moreover, the USDA predicted net farm income to rise to $94.7 billion in 2011 a gain of 20 percent. (All those back-breaking years on the farm look like easy money to non-farmers.) Since the low in farmland values in 1986, farmland has been on pretty steady upward move and now has many buyers. Both the institutional buyer and the hedge funds are in hot pursuit of farmland, and both have deep pockets. As far as I can tell, it looks like the rise in farm values could be very far from over. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA SOURCE: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO


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For more information, call 436-6100 or visit The Greater Naples Chamber of C ommer ce holds its next members-only Accelerated Networking lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 Thursday, March 3, at Bajio Mexican Grill in Vanderbilt Galleria, corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads. Cost is $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Register at Leadership Bonita alumni will meet f or a r efresher course from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. The afternoon begins at the dedication of the citys new River Park in Bonita Springs. Register at The CBIA Golf Committee is look ing f or new members to help plan tournaments in May and July. The committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the offices of Hill, Barth & King. For more information, call 436-6100 or visit The Bonita Springs-Estero Chapt er o f the Womens Council of Realtors meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Grandezza Country Club in Estero. Cost is $20. Guests are welcome. RSVP at www. The Collier County Bar Association holds its gener al membership luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trail N. Register at PRACC, P ublic Relations, Marketing and A dvertising Professionals of Collier County, holds a luncheon meeting and scholarship fundraiser with an all-Irish theme at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at McCormick & Schmicks. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. Call 436-2105 or sign up at Collier Building Industry Associa tion members will meet and mix with members of the Lee Building Industry Association at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Mr. Shower Door, 13500 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $15. Call 436-6100 or sign up at The Bonita Springs-Estero Chapt er o f the Womens Council of Realtors holds its Spring Fling fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Grandezza Country Club in Estero. Cost is $25. RSVP by calling Sylvia Connor at 495-4172 or visiting The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of C ommerce Foundation will host a Kentucky Derby party from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. A hat contest for men and women will be part of the fun. Tickets are $85. For reservations or more information, visit BUSINESS MEETINGS

PAGE 47 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND, EVERGLADES CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU He admits that might be overly optimistic, but adds, We think its our time to shine. Lee Countys bed tax fell from $23.6 million to $21.8 million from fiscal year 2007-08 to 2008-09, before growing by $900,073 the next year. The Charlotte County Visitor & Convention Bureau tax revenue fell by about $90,000 over two fiscal years, from 2007 to 2009. The next year it climbed by about $14,000, to $1,244,893. Hotel rates inching upThe Hyatt Regency Coconut Point reduced rates by as much as 25 percent during 2009, Mr. Thompson estimates. It was a very slow year, and we built back up in 2010 quite a bit, he says, adding occupancy is starting to come back. It will be a while before we get the rates back to where they were, but theyre creeping back. The hotel added about 6 percent to rates last year and hopes to do the same over the next few years a slow but steady course of growth. Like Mr. Thompson, most industry professionals say they are taking a cautiously optimistic stance on continued growth, including airport spokesperson Victoria Moreland, Ms. Pigott in Lee County and Ms. Steiner in Charlotte County. The drops in bed tax revenue reflect how hotels such as the Hyatt Regency had to lower rates to adjust to the sinking economy even if they were filling nearly as many rooms. The average daily hotel rate dropped 14 percent in Lee County from 2008 to 2009, for example. A glut in hotel rooms in inland Lee County about 2,700 new rooms were added between 2007 and 2009 also kept hoteliers from being able to charge as much. In 2010 that number grew again, even if only by 1.7 percent. Thats big, Ms. Pigott says, after such a steep drop. She adds that shes getting mixed reports from hotels now but that the bigger properties are generally doing better. A resilient industryLorah Steiner, executive director of the Charlotte County VCB, is impressed that the bed tax statistic stayed relatively stable, and attributes that partly to families who come here to visit retired relatives. She started her position in Charlotte on Feb. 22, after heading the convention and visitors bureau in Columbus, Miss., for 24 years. We saw (in Columbus) during the height of the recession a 16 percent drop in revenue, she says. To go 16 percent under the line, that was amazing. I checked to see how the rest of the country was doing, and that was pretty much the average. The number of visitors and paid accommodations in Lee County were actually up during the recession. Just to think in the middle of this terrible recession visitation is up 14 points, thats phenomenal, Ms. Pigott says. In 2007 and early 2008, more visitors traveled on jets to Southwest Florida International Airport and stayed in hotel rooms at higher prices, generating more so-called bed tax, than they ever had. Starting in late 2008, Ms. Pigott notes the Great Recession as one of the few incidents since records started being kept that threw the numbers off. The 9/11 terrorist attacks and 2004s Hurricane Charley also had an adverse financial impact, though to a lesser extent. Walter Klages, president of Klages Group, which tracks tourism statistics along the Southwest Florida coast, says visitation numbers from 2010 and the first few months of this year, by almost all indications, show growth. Mr. Klages, whose company contracts with Collier, Sarasota, Manatee and Pinellas counties, adds that part of the gulf coast tourism industrys reliability is the clientele. Compared to the impoverished masses represented by unemployment figures, visitors here are relatively well off, he says. (It) is really an upscale market. A lot of people look at unemployment figures. (But) the people that seek us out, the vast majority are not unemployed.Cautious optimismOther segments of the economy, especially unemployment, have kept expectations in check. The turmoil and revolutions in the Middle East may cause gas prices to spike, for instance. Yes, things are improving, says Gary Jackson, a business professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and director of the Regional Economic Research Institute. Theres still a lot of uncertainty though; concerns now are the uncertainty in the Middle East. Whats that going to do to gasoline prices and so forth? But I think things are becoming a little bit better. Were adding a few jobs, the unemployment rate is down a little, and people are feeling a bit more comfortable about spending in general. In June it will be almost two years since the recession was officially declared over, but its been kind of a bumpy ride. Bumpy, to say the least. But Dr. Jackson adds some more reasons for optimism: sunshine, beaches and lower-cost housing. It sets us up very strongly to be an affordable area, he says. Now we just need the jobs. All that could be a harbinger of more crowded, and profitable, winter seasons. You tell me how the stock market and unemployment rates are going to be in the next couple of years, and Ill tell you when rates will be going up, says Mr. Thompson at the Hyatt Regency. SUNNYFrom page B1 >> Tourist tax collection statistics Collier County 2007: $14,527,190 2008: $14,484,807 2009: $11,624, 633 2010: $11,915,966 Projected 2011: $13,076,000 Lee County (by scal year OctoberSeptember) 2006-07: $23,134,740 2007-08: $23,603,260 2008-09: $21,864,197 2009-10: $22,764,270 Charlotte County (by scal year) 2006-07: $1,320,538 2007-08: $1,287,932 2008-09: $1,230,854 2009-10: $1,244,893 Southwest Florida International Airport total passengers 2007: 8,049,676 2008: 7,603,845 2009: 7,415,958 2010: 7,514,316 More passengers ew into the airport in the last two months of 2010 (682,253) than in all of 1984 (650,635). in the know


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 BUSINESS B9 Distinguished Speaker Series continues at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples A Make-A-Wish Foundation luncheon at Club Pelican Bay1,000 hear Anderson Cooper at Naples Town Hall Womens Workshop for WishesNETWORKING Mayor Bill Barnett and Anderson Cooper Stefan Bothe, Anderson Cooper and Jennie Cheng Edison State College Collier Campus students with Anderson Cooper The crowd at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Dr. Elizabeth Fox and Gero Geilenbruegge John and Linda Rader with Lorna Cain Karen Tycast and Barbara Borman Carol Ellis, Tom Falciglia and Lesley Colantonio JoAnn Remington, Lavern Gaynor and Kellie Burns Wanda Trouba, Lu Drackett and Mary BaronWe 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@ REAGAN RULE / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 49 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A luncheon honors the Naples Children & Education Foundation Visitor Center workers from Big Cypress, Marco Island, Immokalee and Naples set sailThe Edison State College LIFE Awards Area chamber volunteers aboard the Naples PrincessNETWORKING Myra Daniels and Mayor Bill Barnett Kathleen and Anthony Curatolo Lisa Wilson and Jerry Thirion Bradley Nelson and Judy Green Liz and Dr. Jeffrey Allbritten Hussain Shamseddine, Nicole Angelo and Carol Ortiz Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Vicky Tracy and Dick Riley Clifford Schmid and Dinah Wright Gayle Rose and Marion RollandiDiane Gordon, Janice Thomson, Helen Cuda and Pat PetersHelen Tetenburg, Loraine and Rich KudelskiNancy Kerns, Myrian Brown, Emma Andrews, Jan Shirey Isobel Kalafaski, Alexis Brooks and Jill WilsonThe whole crew BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 BUSINESS B11 Men of Distinction: The Education Foundations 2011 awards A book signing at Mr. Shower Door for breast cancer researchNETWORKING 2011 Man of Distinction Ed Kant and his Take Stock in Children mentee, Fabian Ortiz 2011 Man of Distinction John Sorey and Delores Sorey Joseph and Nancy Dinunzio Doug, Kevin and Bill Daubmann with Cory Lavey and author Kristie Cook Rob and Nikki Carroll, 2011 Man of Distinction Ray Carroll and Pat Carroll Darren Rumbold and Susan Healy Judith Da Rocha, Kerry Weber and Jami Slack John and Bunny Brooks with Shad White Karla Ray, Jennifer Trammell, Kristie Cook and Bayah Harrison Peter Manion and Dick Munro, 2011 Men of DistinctionWe 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@ COURTESY PHOTOS ASHLEY KOEHLER / COURTESY PHOTOS


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Upgraded & mec ulously main tained, this 7th oor 2BR 2BA beachfront unit is turnkey furnished and features over thirty ve feet of unob structed views of the Gulf. Barry Brown 239 BLUE HERON $129,000.00 Impeccable condion and great lake view make this 2BR/2BA 1s t oor condo a great buy. Of fered turnkey furnished. Screened lanai oers southern exposure with lake & fountain view. Community pool & clubhouse. Convenient to I 75, shopping and only minutes to downtown. Larry Bresnahan 239 Open Sunday 1 4 9362 Gulfshore Dr, #703 New Price NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Sanctuaries in the Sky, the 2011 Southwest Florida Symphony Designer Showcase >> What: Six designer-furnished high-rise residences >> Where: Tavira at Bonita Bay >> When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 5-12; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 13 >> Tickets: $15 at the door >> More: Jazz in the Sky, preview gala hosted by Scott and Simone Lutgert and Stacey Deffenbaugh >> When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 4 >> Cost: $45 per person >> Info: 418-0996 or Sanctuaries in the Sky on Facebook in the know of The Lutgert C ompanies. The view from the 26th-floor rooftop terrace alone is worth the price of admission. Sanctuaries in the Sky is being organized by the Symphony Society, an all-volunteer organization that serves as the Southwest Florida Symphonys largest fundraising arm. Ticket sales support just 34 percent of the annual expenses of the symphony, which debuted in 1961 and is dedicated to orchestral programs for an audience of more than 40,000 people each year. Jazz in the Sky, a black tie-optional preview gala for the showcase, takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, on the rooftop terrace at Tavira. Honorary chairs of the evening are Scott and Simone Lutgert and NBC2/ABC7 weekend news anchor Stacey Deffenbaugh. Tickets are $45 per person. Tavira is the sixth Bonita Bay highrise developed by T he Lutg ert Companies and only the second with a rooftop terrace. Other Tavira amenities include a heated pool with lap lanes, oversized whirlpool and outdoor bar with screened cabana and fireplace. Indoor amenities include a clubroom with bar and catering kitchen, a 10-seat theater, card and game rooms, a health club with a fully equipped fitness center including steam and massage rooms, two designer-furnished suites for overnight guests and a manager in residence. All residences have private elevator lobbies, gas fireplaces in the great rooms and screened terraces with summer kitchens complete with electric grills and sinks, on screened terraces. Bonita Bay consists of 2,400 acres, more than 1,400 of which are devoted to open space, including lakes, nature-preserve areas and 12 miles of biking and walking paths. Residents enjoy three waterfront recreational areas within the community and a private beach park on the Gulf of Mexico. Residents are eligible for membership in member-owned Bonita Bay Club with two clubhouses, an 18-court tennis center, a fitness center and 90 holes of championship golf. To learn more, log onto, call 495-1105 or visit the sales center at the entrance to Bonita Bay on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. SANCTUARIESFrom page B13WCI Communities has opened a sales center for its newest community in Naples, Manchester Square on Livingston Road between Vanderbilt Beach and Pine Ridge roads. Staffed by John Rebimbas and Chris Adkins, the center has information about the homes and homesites and amenities of Manchester Square, which offers 117 single-family and attached villa homes starting from $219,990. Floor plans, renderings and home feature listings are for WCI Communities oneand two-story homes that have three to five bedrooms and encompass 1,800 to 3,300 square feet. Attached villas at Manchester Square feature two bedrooms, a den and two baths under 1,557 square feet of living area. The 37-acre lakefront community will have a clubhouse with fitness center, gathering room and catering kitchen for special events. Outdoor amenities will include a barbecue area, pool and childrens play area. The multiple home designs and floor plans available in Manchester Square appeal to a variety of buyers, from firsttime purchasers to families to secondhome and vacation owners, says Paul Erhardt, vice president of WCI community operations for Southwest Florida. Its a Naples address with close proximity to the regions outstanding lifestyle in a new-construction community which adds up to a great value. For more information about Manchester Square, stop by the sales center at the Livingston Road entrance, call 598-2370 or visit Manchester Square sales office opensCOURTESY ARTThe Areca, top, and the Orchid, above, are among the single-family homes offered in Manchester Square, WCI Communities newest community in North Naples.


The Experience Is Everything. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. All amenities are subject to change without notice. This advertisement does not constitute an offer to sell real estate in any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualication is required and further information cannot be provided (unless we have already complied with such requirements). Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CGC 058796An Ideal Naples Address A Price That Makes Sense Its That Simple. ARECA attached villa 2 Bedroom + Den/2 Bath, 1,558 sq. ft. of living areaFrom $219,990ORCHID single-family home 4 Bedroom + Library/4 Bath, 3,304 sq. ft. of living areaFrom $419,990 951 Gulf of MexicoImmokalee Rd.Goodlette-Frank Rd. Airport Pulling Rd. Livingston Rd.Naples Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Pine Ridge Rd. Manchester Square Whippoorwill LaneOsceola Trail Exit 107 Exit 111 13659 Manchester Lane I Naples, FL 34109 NOW OPEN! Six Home Designs from $ 219,990


3,049 sq ft. furnished villa decorated by Collins & Dupont. Golf course views. $1,998,500 at Mediterra Built in 2007. 3,925 living sq ft. Private lake views. $1,995,500 at Mediterra 3,786 sq ft. 4bed/4bath. Built in 2007. Private lake views. $1,999,999 at Mediterra 1.27 acre lot. golf/lake views. New 5bed/6bath. 10,262 total sq ft. $4,995,000 at Mediterra 5,807 sq ft. furnished model with long lake/golf views. $3,495,000 at Mediterra Brand new. 7,316 total sq ft. 1 acre lot. 4bed/4bath. NEW PRICE $2,750,000 at Mediterramediterra 2,505 sq ft. 1st oor 3+den/3 bath coach home with spectacular long lake views. $595,000 at Mediterra Build your custom Mediterra home on one of the few remaining lots. From $299,000 to over $1M Possibly the best home site available in Cabreo. 2,875 sq ft 3+Den/3.5bath $679,000 at Mediterra Pending Pending DAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL | SW Gulf views. Over $300K in renovations. 2,076 sq ft. $1,329,000 in The Moorings. The Moorings Brand new luxury beachfront condos from $2.4 million and up Moraya Bay From $2 million + in Park Shore to over $10 million in Port Royal Luxury Waterfront Former model offered furnished. Golf & lake views. 3,505 sq ft. $1,499,900 at Tuscany Reserve Tuscany Reserve Luxury high rise beachfront condos. Priced from $2 million + Bay Colony Rare pie-shaped lot. Approx 135 of waterfront. Quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. $2,499,000 Aqualane Shoresnaples luxury real estate Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 New Price Pending Open Sun 1-4




Opportunity isnt just knocking... its kicking in the door. Quail West Golf & Country Club is offered by Quail West Realty, LLC., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Spacious residences with over 3,000 sq. Spectacular golf & lake views Carefree, maintenance-free living Member-owned Country Club Community and Club are debt-free A uail West, Naples address Community of the Year Sand Dollar Award Executive homes from $1.5 million Luxury estate homes from $2 million Oversized estate homesites from the $300s Five new designs remarkably priced from $815,000 e Perfect Match.SINGLEFAMILY VILLAS AND QUAIL WEST. Just south of Bonita Beach Road on Bonita Grande 6289 Burnham Road, Naples Excellence has an address.MODELS OPEN DAILY


11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108. PRIVATE. BEACH. CLUB. LIVING. Panoramic blues from the Gulf of Mexico illuminate each new luxurious residence and every on-site amenity. Including your very own personal beachside service, restaurant, resort-style pool, grotto bar, fitness center and concierge to fulfill your every need. Even if you choose not to buy here, you have to see this architectural beachfront masterpiece. Over $66 million in sales. Prices from $2.5 million. 239.514.5050. MorayaBay.comEXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.


Let me help you with your mortgage. Kimberli Escarra Vice President 239.642.4759 Office 877.793.3628 SOLID FINDS A WAY Classic Florida Todays LifestyleThe affordable alternative to gated, high rise, high fee open houseSunday 1 to 4692 94th North Naples $359,000 613 109th North Naples $459,000 628 106th North Naples $679,000For more info contact Barb Kennedy239.594.9689 or barb@KennedyDetails.comBrokers Protected .. premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. PELICAN MARSH | 9194 TROON LAKES Three + den pool home in pristine condition. Volume ceilings & numerous upgrades. Gated community with tennis, fitness, community center. $593,500 PELICAN BAY | 7853 COCOBAY Three + den pool home with guest cabana in gated neighborhood close to beach tram, tennis & fitness. Aggressively priced for quick sale. $1,445,000 OPEN SUN 1-4LITTLE HARBOUR | 286 LITTLE HARBOURFour bedroom + den waterfront retreat in gated enclave near Old Naples. 3,800 SF home designed for privacy. $3,000,000 PARK SHORE | THE TROPICS 4560 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #243 Spectacular 3 bedroom bayfront condominum with new kitchen & wood floors. Walk to beach, shops, dining of the Village. $950,000 OPEN SUN 1-4PELICAN BAY | 708 HOLLYBRIAR LANEExceptional 6400 SF home with 1st floor master, granite island kitchen, mother-in-law suite and room for all. Privacy abounds. Quiet location minutes to beach, tennis, fitness. $2,395,000 PENDING SALE Open House Sunday March 6, 1-4pmLuxurious and elegant four bedroom, den home on a quiet treelined street in the Ridge Lakes area of Olde Naples. Thoughtful, custom design, built in 2006 with abundant living space and superb details such as soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, tray ceilings, and crown molding. The products used to build this home are of the nest of quality in every aspect. The private and secluded free-form pool, travertine marble decking, spa and pool bath are ideal for outdoor living. Separate privacy garden off master bedroom suite. The cook will appreciate the imported cabinetry, unique granite counters, gas cook top, and oversized oven. Impeccably decorated and beautifully maintained. Close to downtown Naples and beaches. 775 Broad Court North, $1,790,000. For more information, please contact Greg Zorn, Realtor 239-537-3995 Greg@ oridahomerealty.comGreg Zorn, Broker OLDE A Trusted Name In SW Florida Real Estate For Over 25 Years. Sarah Hoag, CRS, GRI, RealtorAmerivest Realty | 500 5th Ave. South | Naples,FL | 239-293-5652 GOLF & WATER VIEWS $159,900TASTEFULLY ELEGANT $329,900 GOLFERS DELIGHT $119,900 A REAL GEM $109,900 GREAT VALUE $124,900 JUST FOR YOU $139,900 REDUCED $319,500Renovated 2 BR, 2 BA rst oor unit with fabulous views. New A/C, new kitchen and more! 27 holes championship golf included.Call Sarah Today! Elegant 3 BR 2 BA pool home located in Fox re CC. New roof, newer A/C, kitchen. Family room off kitchen. 27 holes championship golf & own your own golf cart! Fox re rst oor 2BR, 2BA turnkey furnished golf condo. New hot water heater, newer appliances, golf included. Gated community, close to downtown 5th Avenue. Dont miss this 2 BR 2 BA townhouse with new kitchen (2009), new half-bath (2009), crown molding, ceramic tile ooring. Riviera golf course across the street. Second oor golf view condo has it all! New A/C, appliances, kitchen counters, tile oor. Hurricane sliders. 27 holes golf included Top oor 2BR 2BA Countryside end unit. New A/C and new kitchen appliances. Golf course views. Call today for an appointment. Renovated 3 BR 2 BA single family home new granite kitchen & baths. New roof, new A/C. 27 holes golf included.


J Cbt287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr370-8687 239-596-2520 3250 VILLAGEWALK CIRCLE, #101, NAPLES, FLORIDA3BR,2.5 BA plus den 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. $375,000 The unique 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! $384,900 Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA,plus den spacious single family home features open oor plan with upgrades including private heated salt pool with lake views! Accordion Hurricane protection for entire home and much more! $377,000 Nicely appointed Oakmont model 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. $349,900 Turnkey Package Available STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION OTHER FINE NAPLES LOCATIONSThe Orchards. Light, Bright, and Super Clean! 3 bedroom, on the lake with screened patio and 2 car garage. REDUCED $369,500 Cedar Hammock. Bundled Golf Course living at its nest! 3 plus den with bright Eastern exposure. $529,000 ORCHARDS CEDAR HAMMOCKBeautiful lake and preserve views from this 2 plus den, 2 bath condo with 1 car garage. Low condo fees, 1st oor, great location near pool and entrance. Buy it now for $148,000 Lovely end unit villa with lake and golf course views offers 2BR,2BA plus den and 2car attached garage! Prefect for a full time residence or an occasional vacation home. Priced to Sell! $164,900 HERITAGE GREENSCapri villa with custom pool, full hurricane protection, and large side yard. Great price $244,500 Extended 2BR,2BA lake view Capri offer 1680 sq ft of living space under air! Desirable oor plan features tile, built -in entertainment center, NEW A/C private southern facing pool with lake views! $259,000 Extra clean Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. $349,900 Lovely 2BR, 2BA with open oor plan lives like a single family home. Immaculate home offers tile in living areas, custom heated pool with lake views, hurricane shutters and more! $269,900 Association of the Year Incredible deal! This popular Oakmont oor plan offer 3BR,2BA plus Den and extended interior living space. Totally renovated and not lived since the renovations the home is in pristine condition and shows like new! Priced to sell! $349,900 OPEN SUN 1-4 ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION VILLAGE WALKCapri with wide water views. Clean, light and bright ready for quick closing-enjoy it this season! $229,000 Causal Elegance 4BR,3.5BA, features both formal living and dinning, replace, custom moldings, and pool w/lake views! Pristine Condition. Furnishings Included! Shows Like New $499,000 TURNKEY PACKAGEONE OF A KIND MAGNIFICENT CARLYLE 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! $569,900 The Manor, only 18 of these beauties were built in Village Walk. 4 plus den, 3 1/2 baths, 3 car, with pool. $589,000 The Glenwood is a 3 bedroom single family master, 10 ft ceilings, hurricane shutters...more. $269,900 Extended Capri with screened patio, original owner, very clean, near all amenities. $219,000 PENDING OPEN SUN 1-4 SHERWOOD


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PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 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 Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 27 DOLPHIN COVE 211 Dolphin Co ve Court $985,000 Coldwell Banker Judi Martin 239-273-0476 >$1,000,00028 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1701 $1,010,000 Premier SIR Fred Alter 269-4123 29 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South #102 $1,150,000 Premier SIR Marty/ Debbi McDermott 564-4231 30 MARCO ISLAND 1832 North Bahama Avenue $1,275,000 Premier SIR Roe Tamagni 398-1222 FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE 31 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,445,000 Premier SIR Carolyn McCarthy 243-6891 32 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 33 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #603 $1,695,000 Premier SIR Trudy Salyers 3988901 Trudy sits 34 MOORINGS 540 Ketch Drive $1,695,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 35 LITTLE HICKORY SHORES 259 6th Street $1,695,000 Coldwell Banker Ray Ambrozy 239-8601695 36 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS 725 Teal Court $1,795,000 Pr emier SIR A drienne Kubiak Young 825-5369 37 BONITA BEACH 26170 HICKORY BLVD $1,895,000 Coldwell Banker Doug Grant 239-860-0005 38 BONITA BEACH 27664 HICKORY BLVD $1,999,999 Coldwell Banker Loretta Young 239-4505022 >$2,000,00039 ROYAL HARBOR 2192 Kingfish Road $2,195,000 Premier SIR Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 40 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAKE FOREST 9540 Lakebend Preserve $2,195,000 Premier SIR Jack Despart 273-7931. 41 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8695 Purslane Drive $2,325,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 42 AQUALANE SHORES 2201 Forest Lane $2,499,000 Amerivest Realty David William Auston, PA 239-273-1367 43 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 44 OLD NAPLES 280 Central Avenue $2,695,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$3,000,00045 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier SIR Mitch/S andra Williams 370-8879 46 BONITA BEACH 26748 HICKORY BLVD $3,999,999 Coldwell Banker Loretta Young 239-450-5022 >$4,000,00047 PARK SHORE 4740 Gulf Shore Blvd. North $4,500,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 48 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00049 AQUALANE SHORES 2026 7th Street South $5,650,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 239-572-1518 >$10,000,00050 PORT ROYAL 3130 Gin Lane $10,795,000 Premier SIR Philip N. Collins 404-6800 51 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $10,995,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 239-595-6500 52 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $12,950,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 53 PORT ROYAL 3775 Rum Row $13,100,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 239-357-6628>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle Ste #101 Low $200,000s to mid $400,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc. C all 239-5 96-2520 Mon. Fri. 11 -4 and Sat. Sun. 11-4>$300,0002 PELICAN LANDING PALM COLONY 24665 Canary Island Court #203 $320,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Teresa Rucker 281-2376 3 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 692 94th Avenue $359,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239-594-9689 Sunday 1 to 4 Broker Protected>$400,0004 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier SIR Call 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 5 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK 9540 Cypress Hammock Circle #202 $419,900 Premier SIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 6 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s. Premier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Open Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 7 STONEBRIDGE THORNBROOKE 1849 Pondside Lane $449,900 Da ve/Ann Renner 784-5552 8 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 613 109th Avenue $459,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239-594-9689 Sunday 1 to 4 Broker Protected 9 BRIDGEWATER 4975 Bonita Beach Road, #304 $459,000 Coldwell Banker Doug Grant 239-860-0005 >$500,00010 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1836 Seville Blvd. #1121 $520,000 Premier SIR Roya Nouhi 290-9111 11 BONITA BAY ESPERIA and TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s Premier SIR Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 12 MEDITERRA 15505 Monterosso Lane, #102 $595,000 Amerivest Realty David William Auston, PA 239-2731367 >$600,00013 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2E $629,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 14 BONITA BAY RIVIERA 3340 Riviera Lakes Court $645,000 Premier SIR Carol Wood/Claire McMahon 822-3709 15 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 628 106th Avenue $679,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239-594-9689 Sunday 1 to 4 Broker Protected 16 MEDITERRA 16823 Cabreo Dive $679,000 Amerivest Realty David William Auston, PA 239-273-1367 17 MOORINGS ROYAL PALM CLUB 2121 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #107 $695,000 Premier SIR Steve Smiley 2984327>$700,00018 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOS 435 Dockside Drive $749,000 to $1,499,000 Bridgette Foster 239-2538001, Amerivest Realty 19 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8456 Abbington Circle #1721 $749,900 Premier SIR Marilyn Moir 919-2400 20 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 155 Via Napoli $775,000 Premier SIR Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 21 BONITA BAY ANCHORAGE 27500 Riverbank Drive $799,000 Premier SIR Gary L. 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Oscar partiesLocals love the Academy Awards, and more fun around town. C34-37 Adaptable antiquesTerry Kovel comments on metamorphic furniture from the 1850s. C25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 The allure of AbsintheFood critic Karen Feldman finds North Naples establishment lives up to its heady name. C39 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: InsideHigh-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 643-3445 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 The 16th annual Artists Studio Tour, presented by the Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, will feature visits to the homes and studios of seven renowned local artists. This feast of fine art will be held over two days: from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 14. Guests will have a chance to meet the artists and to purchase works of art directly from them. Reservations are being accepted now. Here, at a glance, are the participating artists: Gabrielle Nappo is a ceramic and textile artist whose work often conveys her affinity for the sea and the natural world. Her ceramic designs reflect her travels to historical areas of different cultures. She draws on her textile background, with its focus on texture and color, as a source of inspiration for her work in clay.Studio time: A sneak a peek into seven artists spaces tiny trumpeterBY BETH DAVISSpecial to Florida Weekly GEOFFREY GALLANTE WAS JUST 4 years old when he picked up a trumpet for the first time. He was at his grandmothers house in Alexandria, Va., when he found his older brothers horn lying on a chair. His mother told him what it was and then showed him how to blow it (she had played trumpet herself as a middle-schooler, many years before). When Geoffrey imitated his mom, the big, bold note that came out grabbed his attention and captured his imagination. In the six years since then, Geoffrey has taken his trumpet around the country to sit in with adult jazz and concert ensembles includ-NAPLES CONCERT BAND GLADLY MAKES ROOM FOR A>> Geoffrey Gallante COURTESY PHOTOSEE TINY, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY IMAGEMacizo, Nando Orteg n SEE STUDIO, C4 eallureofAbsinthe

PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 320 13th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 263-8881 NAPLES CHARM Enjoy Patio Dining for Breakfast and Lunch.1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo)(239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00am 5:00pm Breakfast & Lunch: Mon-Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch Happy Hour 3 had had enough, she cut me off.If I had any lingering hopes for our future, she made her feelings perfectly clear by de-friending me on Facebook. I still see her around town. Shell be at the bar with her husband, and Ill be at a booth with my real friends. Well make accidental eye contact and shell turn away, like exes often do. Id be lying if I said it didnt sting. But what hurts the most about Mel isnt so much that we broke up. Its that she beat me to it. Studies show that true friends are a gift. People with strong friendship ties have better health and report decreased stress levels. Theyre happier and tend to live longer. But friends-of-convenience those people who fall into our lives at inopportune moments, people whom we wouldnt normally include on our friends list have the opposite effect. When my one-time friend-of-convenience Mels birthday rolled around, she delivered a sob story about her husband not taking her to dinner. Were short on money this month, she said. And he just bought me a nice jewelry set. So he said we have to stay home. Into the conversational void that followed, I stepped like a bear into a trap. Ill take you out, I said after a long silence. Even the thought of spending a meal with Mel left me drained, but friends-ofconvenience should celebrate birthdays. Right? The night before our date, I suggested several restaurants we could try. Mel was less than impressed. How about the sushi place? she said, meaning the fancy one where dinner Breaking up with my friend-of-convenience SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON ...Mel complained about the friends who never call her back. I wondered how soon I could maneuver myself into that category....runs $60 a head. You know thats my favorite. Over her spicy tuna rolls, Mel complained about the friends who never call her back. I wondered how soon I could maneuver myself into that category. When the bill came, she passed the check to me with a smile. The birthday date should have marked the end of our brief, ill-fated friendship. Mel was rough around the edges, manipulative, and needy but I think now there must have been something about her I liked, some human connection, some shared interest. Because, like a fool, I hung around. I like to think that if Mel had been a man, if our relationship had been romantic instead of friendly, I would never have tolerated her behavior. But with friends and especially friends-of-convenience its harder to set boundaries, harder to see where our own interests lie.So I continued to respond to her calls and e-mails until the day Mel decided we would stop being friends.Even now, like an ex-girlfriend pining for closure, I still dont understand what happened. Something around the holidays, perhaps an unfulfilled promise on my part, a slight that I cannot now imagine. But her calls stopped suddenly after the New Year, the texts disappeared and the e-mails abated, as if we had never been friends at all.Which, I suppose, we hadnt.I always thought I was the one calling the shots in our faux-friendship, the one bemoaning Mels lack of culture and sophistication, but now I realize she must have been doing the same about me. When she ha ou p e r Fa ce I st i at the b a booth a cci d en t a wa y li k Id be w hat h u much t h me to it h ats my M el comever call n I could c ate g ory. h e c h ec k e marked d friendh e e dg es, t I think o mething conneca use l i k e d bee n a n romane ver have h friends v enience h arder to h er ca ll s d eci d e d e nd t w t he n ever I a l ways t h ou gh t I was t h e one ca lling the shots in o ur f auxf ri e n ds h ip the on e b emoanin g Me l s la c k o f c ultur e and s ophistica t ion, b ut now I rea l ize s h e m u s t hav e b een doing t he sa me a b out me Whe n s he


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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ing the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble on the steps of the U.S. Capitol; the Washington Symphonic Brass; the U.S. Naval Academy Concert Band; the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Allentown (Pennsylv ania) Band, Americas oldest civilian band. Hes appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and performed the national anthem for more than 400,000 sports fans in 15 professional venues around the United States. He has tooted his horn with other trumpet luminaries including Phil Driscoll, Arturo Sandoval, Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis and Maynard Ferguson. Hes played at The White House and The Kennedy Center. The 10-year-old trumpeter adds Gulf Coast High School and Cambier Park to his list when he joins the Naples Concert Band for performances Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, at Gulf Coast High School and under the band shell at Cambier Park, respectively. Both concerts are free, although donations to the bands scholarship fund are welcome. Geoffreys dad, Dave Gallante, first contacted the NCB through its website, hoping to set up a gig to surprise his dad and Geoffreys grandfather, Naples resident Jesse Gallante. Harris Lanzel, the bands conductor and music director, recognized the opportunity, and after a series of e-mails and phone calls, a date was set. Having someone as young and as talented as Geoffrey perform with us will be a real treat, Mr. Lanzel says. Prodigies dont come along very often. The entire band is very excited to have him perform with us. It will be a busy few days for the preteen trumpeter. In addition to the NCB concerts, Geoffrey he has several interviews, a school assembly and a couple of jam sessions on his schedule, Mr. Lanzel says. Geoffrey, whos in the fifth grade, says he practices his trumpet every day for about an hour. While most of his friends probably go home and play video games, Im doing what I like to do and what I was made to do, he says. He will be featured in both halves of both concerts with the NCB. In addition to Geoffrey on the trumpet, guest artists will include vocalists Jenny Bintliff, Peggy Fredrickson and Todd Henderson. Now in its 39th season entertaining local audiences, the NCB always welcomes new members. Seats are open now for oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, French horn and percussion. For information about auditions, call Frank Bergeson at 598-2082. Nando Ortegns work possesses a bold, rugged Latino flavor, seen in both the directness of his application of paint and in the raw organization his shapes assume. His most recent works are threedimensional construction sculptures using recycled components from computers, printers and telephones. Genie Kells singular mixed-media assemblages feature a complex, striking sense of pattern, along with a richness of color and a wide range of textures. Her art combines a variety of elements, such as fabrics, jewelry, beads and toys, to create effects that range from the lyrical to the comical. Yongqun Guo evokes a sense of motion and momentary impression in her stirring paintings. She uses long-lasting ink on homemade rice paper and also paints oil on canvas. Showing rain, wind, storms and the movements of animals, her works are notable for their energy, color and texture. Anne Shreves joyful canvases celebrate color, light and the relationships of her subjects to their environments. Her paintings capture fleeting moments, times of day, the stirring effects of light and shadow, of an occasional breeze or a passing cloud. Barrett Edwards representational oil paintings are infused with color, warmth, light and emotion. Working with both brush and palette knife, Ms. Edwards creates paintings of Provencal, Tuscan, coastal Georgia and Colorado landscapes that seem to invite the viewer into her scenes. Ted de Clercqs imaginative paintings reflect a preoccupation with natural forms, color and light. He is known for his ability to paint photorealistic works viewed in a historical context, with references to the 20th century. Hes also a noted sculptor. Mr. de Clercqs art is in the tradition of the classical masters but with his own stamp. Tickets for the Artists Studio Tour are $40 for Sunday (includes refreshments) and $55 for Monday (includes lunch). Patron tickets for either day are $100 and include special recognition. Carpooling is encouraged, as are comfortable walking shoes. Proceeds from ticket sales will help the Naples Museum of Art underwrite gallery exhibitions, acquire art and transport schoolchildren to the museum, among other things. To purchase tickets, call the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 597-1900 or 254-2776. TINYFrom page C1STUDIOFrom page C1 >> The Naples Concert Band, featuring trumpet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante >> When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Golden Gate High School; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the band shell at Cambier Park >> Cost: Free (donations welcome) >> Info: 263-9521 or in the know Companionship, Yongqun Guo After Tennis, Barrett Edwards Gathering, Yongqun Guo


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Theater Dirty Rotten Scoundrels By The Naples Players through April 2 at The Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or A View from the Bridge By the Gulfshore Playhouse March 4-20 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www. Your s Hit Parade By Loi Oxborough for The Marco Players Lunchbox Theatre on March 5. 642-7270 or The Unsinkable Molly Brown At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through April 2. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm. com. It Runs in the Family At the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel through March 26. 472-6862. See review on page C8. The Lady with All the Answers By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 6. 332-4488 or Flamingo Court At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 6. 278-4422 or www. Thursday, March 3 Beautiful Baubles Marissa Collections hosts an Irene Neuwirth jewelry trunk show today through Saturday. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www. All Aboard Leigh Herndon teams up with Karis Kreations of Naples to host a Wearable Art Sail aboard the Naples Princess from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35 includes lunch and a fashion show. 649-2275. Taste of Raku Take part in a raku workshop from 3-6 p.m. at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J&C Blvd. 8211061 or Dogs in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden welcomes canines and their companions from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays and 9-11 a.m. Sundays. One dog permitted per adult. 643-7275 or Art & Jazz The Promenade at Bonita Bay presents Art & Jazz from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of Deux South and Fuse and meet juried artists. 261-6100. Country Rock The Oak Ridge Boys perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849 or Friday, March 4 Art Reception The Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery hosts a reception for artist Lesley Phillips from 5-7 p.m. at 4259 B onita Beach Road. 7766844 or Pastel Show The annual Judged Members Show of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society starts with a reception from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery on the corner of Fashion Drive and Mediterranean Drive in Coconut Point mall. The show runs until March 16. 331-6644 or Art Walk Stroll downtown Fort Myers and enjoy gallery exhibits during the monthly Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. First Friday Groove to The Catman Doodz and more from 6-9 p.m. at Mercato. Sample up to 25 wines from around the world for a $10 donation at Whole Foods from 6-8 p.m. Art Party The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an reception and open house for Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 30. 495-8989 or www. Cuban Tunes The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban musicians Tiempo Libre perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Funny Guy Kevin Nealon performs at 8 and 10 p.m. today and Saturday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 3896900 or Saturday, March 5 Irish Tunes Enjoy a touch of the Emerald Isle from noon to 5 p.m. at Ave Marias Town Center. Enjoy traditional Irish food and drink, crafts for the wee ones and more. Art Show The second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. 2626517 or See story on page C20. Cmon Down The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples presents Beautifully Outdoors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of GiGis Childrens Boutique at Mercato. Showcase Homes The 2011 Southwest Florida Symphony Designer Showcase, Sanctuaries in the Sky, starts today and runs through March 13. On the tour are six luxury high-rise homes in Tavira at Bonita Bay. $15 at the door. 454-5942.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTONaples Park Music Store sponsors a concert by Muriel Anderson, the first woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship, at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 16, in the G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. Tickets are $20 at the music store or at www. Call 598-9954 or e-mail PHOTOFreds Food, Fun & Spirits presents Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad at 8 p.m. March 16, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. Call 431-7928. fsa fds fdsf


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WHAT TO DO Dog Day Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest II from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ruffn It Doggy Daycare in Bonita Springs. 9483647 or Meet the Author Sunshine Booksellers welcomes Christine Lemmon from noon-2 p.m. at 677 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-0353. Spring Fun The Spring Fling block party takes place from 3-6 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 455-6295. Sunday, March 6 Foreign Flick The Renaissance Academy at FGCU presents The Counterfeiters (Germany, 2007) from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Suggested donation: $5. Church Concert Ken and Friends: An Afternoon of Trumpet, Brass, and More starts at 3 p.m. at East Naples United Methodist Church, 2701 Airport Rd. S. The program benefits Caamazo Church in Cuba. k.carper@ Bluegrass & More The Acoustic Music Society of SWF presents its monthly show from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Elks Club, 3231 Coconut Rd. 248-8906. Make Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs from 4-6 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Tuesday, March 8 Fall Fashions Marissa Collections features Rena Lange fall fashions today and Wednesday at 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www.marissacollections. com. Art in the Garden The Naples Botanical Garden invites artists to set up their easels on any of the Garden lawns from 8 a.m. to noon. 643-7275 or Wednesday, March 9 Willy Wonka Wednesday Night Out at the Naples Botanical Garden features Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from 6-9 p.m. 643-7275 or Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night with Tim McGeary and friends from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Acoustic Tunes The Box Cars perform at 7 p.m. March 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Naples in a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $20. 325-1765. Smiling Eyes The Village on Venetian Bay goes Irish from 5-8 p.m. March 10 in celebration of St. Patricks Day. Enjoy Irish fare, dance and musical entertainment. 261-6100 or Spanish Dancing The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Flamenco Festival with Clarita Filgueiras at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Not for Sissies See Assisted Living: The Musical at on March 11 at the Bonita Elks Club on Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. $25. (800) 838-3006 or Musical Tribute The Southwest Florida Italian Opera Society presents a tribute to Jenette McDonald and Nelson Eddie at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Steinway Hall, 28751 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. (313) 702 9264. Bonita Blues The fifth annual Bonita Blues Festival is set for March 11-12 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Art in Bloom A judged flower show takes place March 12-13 at the Marco Island Art League. The show is the opening event for Arts Afire, a weeklong celebrating the arts on Marco. 394-1375 or Big Band Concert The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. March 13 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 434-4925. Devotional Tunes St. Pauls Episcopal Church, in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Italian Opera Society, presents Walking With God at 3 p.m. March 13. $20. 643-0197. Romantic Movie The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Mamma Mia as part of its Films for Lovers series at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $8. 495-8989 or Stamp Show The Collier County Stamp Club holds the 2011 Naples Stamp Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 20 at the Cypress Masonic Lodge, 5850 Tamiami Trail N. 732-8000. Art Opening Galerie du Soleil presents an opening reception from 5-9 p.m. March 23 for the exhibition Expressions of Figure and Form. 393 Broad Ave. S. 417-3450. Send calendar listings to events@ Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. No pdfs. COURTESY PHOTOThe Italian Cultural Society presents concert pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, above, at 5 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Ms. Pegoraro will perform works by the great Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti as well as two of her own compositions and works by Chopin and Beethoven. Guests will enjoy wine and hors doeuvres afterward. $49. 434-3323.COURTESY PHOTOPark Shore Marina at the Village on Venetian Bay launches a new 60-minute sightseeing tour aboard the Bay Lady on March 4. Tours will set sail at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 434-0724.


Man cant live off of Meatballs alone Buca Favorite NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 2 3 9.596.6662 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 >> What: It Runs in the Family >> When: through March 26 >> Where: The Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island >> Cost: $30 ($20 for children) >> Info: 472-6862 or in the know And though he has a small part, coming on toward the end of the play as an innocent bystander and hospital patient, Dave Yudowitz almost steals the show with his happy-go-lucky, clueless character.Keeping up the paceThe play barrels along at breakneck speed, though somewhere in Act II there was a moment where I was taken out of the action. Perhaps it was Mr. Cooneys script straining credulity to the breaking point, or perhaps the energy lagged. But for the most part, guest director Jason Parrish keeps the pace racing so much so, that after I left the theater, I felt the world was moving in slow motion. (But then again, the Herb Strauss Theater is on the leisurely island of Sanibel.) Mr. Parrish has pulled together a solid cast that performs It Runs in the Family like a welloiled Rube Goldberg machine. And his selection of Christmas music before and in between acts is superb (and had some patrons singing along.) Billy Davis set of a hospitals doctors lounge is suitably bland and institutional. The Santa hat on the skeleton is a nice touch, and the moody backdrop of snow on London roofs is quite appealing. The Herb Strauss Theater, which in the past offered forgettable revues, has a new acting artistic director its resident music director, Justin Cowan. Its obvious he has a fresh vision for the venue and has dedicated himself to bringing quality theater to the island. It Runs in the Family isnt deep or thought-provoking, but it does provide many, many laughs. Im looking forward to seeing more from this rejuvenated venue in a state of high anxiety, and his agitation onl y g rows as the action progresses. It would take too much space and would be much too confusing to explain all that happens in It Runs In the Family. But suffice it to say, there are plenty of mistaken identities, men dressed up as women, people climbing along a window ledge, double entendres, snappy one-liners and even spritzer repeatedly sprayed into someones lap.Its a typical Ray Cooney farce, along the lines of his other well-known works such as Run For Your Wife and Funny Money. And though perhaps its not his best, its still entertaining.Behind the doorsAs in any good farce, there are numerous doors. These doors swing open regularly throughout the night to introduce yet another character and another complication.Sean Riley plays Dr. Connolly, who is planning the hospitals holiday show. And truly, whether hes wearing a pirate costume or a fetching red bonnet, he seems more suited for the stage than the medical field. His role is featured most heavily in the beginning of the show, and then his character seems to disappear from the plot; I was disappointed not to see more of him.Christopher Brent plays Leslie, the 18-year-old son, sporting leather, mascara, an earring and a fauxhawk, thanks to Janelle Turcos creative costuming. He makes a realistic young man, petulant and pouty, with wild mood swings. When he stomps on stage, scowling, the audience sits up and takes notice. When things get too much for Dr. Mortimore, he takes Dr. Bonney (Steven Mooney) into his confidence. Just like John Edwards asking his aide Andrew Young to take the responsibility for his own indiscretion and out-of-wedlock baby, Dr. Mortimore asks Dr. Bonney to take the blame for his. Mr. Mooney plays his character as a baby-faced innocent, a real mensch. He looks too young to be a doctor. (There are some real age discrepencies in this cast, with actors attempting to play people ARTS COMMENTARY When I was growing up, my mother taught me that if you always tell the truth you dont have to worry, because you wont have to keep track of what you said and remember which lie you told to what person. That philosophy might work for maintaining clear consciences and authentic relationships, but its poor advice for a farce. Farces are built upon lies. It can be a simple white lie a character initially tells to get out of a jam, but then discovers he has to tell more and more in order to keep up the deception. As Dr. David Mortimore in declares, It Runs in the Family at the Herb Strauss Theater, If youre going to tell a lie, tell a whopper! And he does. One right after the other. And when all the lies hes told seem to contradict each other, he creates even more lies. They pile up like the December snow outside his hospital. Dr. Mortimore, played by Matthew Edwards, is about to give what could be the most important speech of his life. Its three days before Christmas, and hes to address 200 fellow neurologists; he could very well become the head of physicians and be knighted. Hes already in a panic about the speech when Nurse Tate (Jenny Smith) shows up at the hospital to talk to him. Though the doctor is married, he had an affair with her almost 19 years ago. She informs him that she became pregnant with his child and that their son, who just turned 18, is at the hospital, wanting to find out who his dad is. But Dr. Mortimore is about to deliver a career-changing speech, plus his wife is there. And he doesnt want the other doctors to find out. So he tells a lie. Then another. Then yet another. He lies to his wife. He lies to his former mistress. He lies to his boss and to his colleagues. He tells different lies to different people and, of course, he has trouble keeping his stories straight. When caught in a lie or questioned, he tells more lies in attempts to wiggle his way out. And the situation just grows more and more absurd. Mr. Edwards character begins the play i h a f p nancySTETSON Farce: Its all about lies and the lying liars who tell themolder than their natural age). The gray placed in his barely controlled curly hair doesnt fool anyone at all. But this actor grew on me as the play progressed, and I was in hysterics when, dressed as the hospitals matron, he accidentally dropped one of the balls that construct his massive bossom. Ad-libbing, he then centered the one remaining ball to represent both breasts. At one point, he wails, Ive lost track of what Ive been covering up! a line that not only brought a big laugh, but wouldve vindicated my mothers stance on fibbing. And he drew great laughter every time he burst into song and dance. Kelly Legarreta has the thankless role of playing the real Matron a character whos bossed around and insulted. She provides some of the plays best laughs with her physical humor, especially in a bit involving a wheelchair and another involving a wardrobe malfunction. K a t I w th M in d e e e w ney. And e d p a t m H l t a l s d o c ny Money. And h is b est, its sti ll g e d r g w s e t o r al d It Runs in the Family runs through March 26. NICK ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS


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PAGE 84 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 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 PURCHASING POWER By Linda Thistle PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Lov e and romance are strong in your aspect this week. If youve already met the right person, expect your relationship to grow. And if youre still looking, odds are youll soon be finding it. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) C onsider mo ving beyond the usual methods to find a more creative means of handling a difficult on-the-job situation. Avoid confrontation and, instead, aim for cooperation. TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) Seasonal chang e cr eates a new look for the outdoors. It also inspires Taureans to redo their own environments, and this is a good week to start redoing both your home and workplace. Enjoy. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunder standing needs t o be straightened out so the wrong impression isnt allowed to stand. If necessary, offer to support the use of a third party to act as an impartial arbitrator. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A car eer chang e offering what you want in money and responsibilities could involve moving to a new location. Discuss this with family members before making a decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) F eeling mif fed over how you believe you were treated is understandable. But before you decide to set things straight, make sure the whole thing wasnt just a misinterpretation of the facts. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Showing you care makes it easier to build trust and gain an advantage in handling a delicate situation. What you learn from this experience also will help you understand yourself better. LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Planning for the future is fine, especially if you include the roles that family members may be asked to play. Dont be surprised if some hidden emotions are revealed in the process. SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 2) Making choices highlights much of the week, and you have a head start here, thanks to your ability to grasp the facts of a situation and interpret them in a clear-cut manner. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) Carrying a torch can be a two-way situation: It can either keep you tied to the past or help light your way to the future. The choice, as always, has to be yours. CAPRICORN (December 22 to J anuar y 19) Your watchwords this week are: Focus. Focus. Focus. Dont let yourself be distracted from what you set out to do. Therell be time later to look over other possibilities. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Februar y 18) A workplace opportunity might require changes youre not keen on making. Discuss the plusses and minuses with someone familiar with the situation before you make a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: You approach life in a wise and measured manner, which gives you an edge in many areas.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: NAPLES 11965 Collier Blvd. #1 (239) 352-1242 BONITA 26801 S. Tamiami Tail (239) 948-9700www.senortequilasnaples.comFamily Owned & Operated with 21 Years ExperienceFresh Food Prepared Daily Authentic Mexican Food.LIVEEntertainment! BUY ONELunch or Dinner Entre and get the SECOND FREEWith the purchase of 2 Drinks. Bonita Location Only. HAPPYHOURWeekdays 3-7pm Large Variety of Tequilas Best Mexican Restaurant in Town! Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C11 MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER P RESENTSTHE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIESAlexa Hampton Mark Hampton LLC, New YorkA book signing will follow Alexas presentation. 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 and Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets DECADES OF DESIGN WITH MARK HAMPTONTHURSDAY, March 17 at 2 p.m. Free and Open to the PublicNow one of Americas most inuential designers herself, Alexa Hampton provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio. Listed as an Architectural Digest and House Beautiful Top 100 designer, Alexa has worked as a cast member on PBSs This Old House and Find. A book signing following her presentation will feature Alexas new book Alexa Hampton: The Language of Interior Design.Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, March 11. Register online ONLY at Call (239) 390-8207 for more information.030311-684 Its really a frightening scenario: Youre in a foreign country, you endure a horrific car accident and are in a coma for four days. When you wake up, all your identification is gone, your memory is shaky and your wife acts like she doesnt know you. To be so alone, isolated and desperate has to be beyond awful. Fortunately, the man who finds himself in this predicament in Unknown is played by Liam Neeson, whos enjoying a mid-50s career resurgence unlike any other. Always a respected actor, Mr. Neesons newfound popularity after the success of Taken has allowed him to headline an action thriller on his own and its a good thing, because he lends gravitas to a twisty, intense story. Martin Harris and his wife, Liz (January Jones), are in Berlin to attend a biotechnology conference. Hes a key speaker at a function thatll also be attended by a Saudi prince (Mido Hamada) and the foremost scientist in his field, Professor Bressler (Sebastian Koch). So to be sure, this is a big deal.But when Martin leaves on his own to retrieve a briefcase, hes involved in a near-death car accident, and when he wakes, Liz doesnt recognize him. In fact, she insists that another man (Aidan Quinn) is her husband, leaving Martin to come to his senses to unravel the truth. He finds help in Gina (Diane Kruger), the woman who drove his taxi that crashed, and Ernst Jurgen (Bruno Ganz), an ex-Stasi (East German police) whos able to get inside information. Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) also appears late in the film to chew scenery as Martins old colleague.Director Jaume Collet-Serra does a nice job of keeping us guessing early on, which is good because predictability would ruin the fun. Whats more, when twists present themselves they largely come as a genuine surprise, and logically everything makes sense in the end. When it comes to suspense action thrillers with political intrigue, thats a legitimate accomplishment.The setting is also very important. Filmed during winter in Berlin, the atmosphere is cold, snowy, rainy and harsh, all of which sets the perfect tone for Martins difficulties. At a deeper level, Berlin was divided for years during the Cold War, leaving it with something of an identity crisis when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Martin is having an identity crisis of his own, and true to form, some of the things he thought he knew crumble into nothingness.The screenplay by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell (working from the novel Out Of My Head by Didier Van Cauwelaert) is a mishmash of The Twilight Zone, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Frantic, but it never feels formulaic or trite. Thanks in large part to Mr. Neesons stoic, grounded and at the same time kick-ass performance, Unknown finds a way to fascinate for 113 minutes. 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 Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker) A plastic surgeon (Mr. Sandler) lies to the woman (Ms. Decker) he likes about being married, then has his receptionist (Ms. Aniston) pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife. Predictable and unfunny, this one makes you wonder when Mr. Sandler will make another good movie. Rated PG-13.Gnomeo & Juliet (Voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith) The lengthy feud between the neighboring Montagues and Capulets creates seemingly insurmountable obstacles for lovelorn garden gnomes Gnomeo (Mr. McAvoy) and Juliet (Ms. Blunt) in this child-friendly riff on Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet. Cute and clever, this is a great way to introduce kids to a classic love story lets just hope that when they get older they dont re-watch this instead of reading/seeing the real thing. Rated G.The Eagle (Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland) In 140 A.D., a young Roman commander (Mr. Tatum) and his slave (Mr. Bell) travel to northern Britain to retrieve a golden eagle that is symbolic of the Roman Empires dominance. Mr. Tatum is not a captivating leading man, and though the story is interesting it lacks energy, which makes it dull. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Unknown REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes >> Diane Kruger was born in Germany and worked there as a fashion model until moving to Paris to pursue acting in the late 1990s. She is uent in English, French and German. in the know danHUDAK


River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C13 45 SHOWROOMS OPENMonday 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 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets MARCH SEMINARS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHENS BATH ART Apostol Gallery Roche Bobois Strauss Walker Zanger Poggenpohl Baker Clive Christian Jardin de Ville For a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter. com. RSVP is appreciated. Register online at or call (239) 390-8207. Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m.Tropical Heritage Plants and Container GardeningSaturday, March 12 at 2 p.m.Ask The Organizers Sponsored by California ClosetsThursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES Alexa Hampton, Mark Hampton, LLC, New York Decades of Design with Mark Hampton Presentation and Book Signing RSVP by Friday, March 11. Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.How to Get a Well-Traveled Look without the Airfare Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m.EcoSmart The New Green Fireplace Technology Presented by Poggenpohl Call (239) 649-2275 for Naples Princess Naples Princess LIVE ENTERTAINMENT CRUISESTuesday, March 150s, 60s, 70s Cruise featuring Joe Marinos live piano show 5:15-7:15pm Thursday, March 3 Wearable Art Fashion Show featuring Leighs Designs and Karis Kreations: 11:30-1:30pm Join our VIP Club and Receive Special Offers and Updates. Text NP to 97063. Standard data and messaging rates apply.550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 The Fort Myers Film Festival will host the U.S. premiere of A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy at the festivals opening-night gala Wednesday, March 23, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Prepare for some real edge and fun with this one, Eric Raddatz, FMff founder and executive director, says about the romantic comedy set in among sumptuous food, saunas and midnight skinny-dipping in the Swedish midsummer tradition. It has a sense of sensual and sexual openness that is perfect for a town thats starting to expect more and more edge. The film starring Luke Perry was produced by Naples native Melissa Davis. A 1997 graduate of Barron Collier High School, Ms. Davis was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for producing the feature documentary Anita ODay The Life of a Jazz Singer. She was most recently a producer on the feature documentary Happiness, which is being executive produced by Oliver Stone and presented by British writer/comedian Russell Brand. The inaugural Fort Myers Film Festival will also showcase Meth, recently screened at Sundance and starring a local actress who is making it big, Ayla Ocasio. FMff screenings will be held March 24-27 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. While the entire program will be announced March 7, films already selected for screening include Immigrant Nation, Polish Bar The Violinist, Play in the Gray, Shaken, The Right Friend and Prayers for Peace. A black-tie awards ceremony is set for Sunday evening, March 27, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. A portion of the festivals proceeds will go to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For tickets and more information, visit Film festival will host U.S. premiereCOURTESY PHOTOLisa Werlinder and Luke Perry in a scene from A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy. A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy produced by Naples native


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads March Open House Vandas Buy 2 or more & get $10 off each one!!! Free afternoon classes. 2pm each day. Buy 5 Bromeliads get 6th free Aged Gulf Driftwood on our driveway 25% off All 6 inch Cattleyas $5 off489-123416095 S. Pebble Lane, Fort MyersDirections: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41. Turn east on Briarcliff Rd. Go 1.5 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouse is 1/2 mile on left. Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos!Lyric tenor Anthony Kearns, known to millions as one of The Irish Tenors, will give a benefit concert for Opera Naples at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, at North Naples United Methodist Church. Opera Naples fans will remember Mr. Kearns as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor earlier this year and as Romeo in last seasons Romeo and Juliet. For his upcoming performance, he will be accompanied by fellow Irishman Patrick Healy at the piano in a program of favorites from the Emerald Isle to Broadway. The Opera Naples childrens chorus will step up to the stage to join them for two numbers. A veteran of numerous opera productions and performances with orchestras around the world, Mr. Kearns has also appeared with The Irish Tenors in celebrated venues including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and on the grounds of the Capitol on the Fourth of July. Mr. Healy has toured as an accompanist for more than 50 years and spent 12 years with the National Opera in London. Considered a preeminent authority on Gilbert and Sullivan, he is also noted for his performances and recordings of Irish folk music. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with famed tenor and Opera NaplesCOURTESY PHOTOPatrick Healy accompanies tenor Anthony Kearns. COURTESY PHOTOMary Jo Dernback, Gary Kelson and Steffanie Pearce at a recent luncheon to benefit Opera Naples. Tenor Anthony Kearns >> What: Bene t concert for Opera Naples >> When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 14 >> Where: North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road >> Tickets: $35 and $55 >> Info: 514-7464 or in the know


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C15 Youre Invited...Please Join Betty Maclean Travel for an Informative Gathering on Crystal Cruises 2011 Fall Sale with Incentives: Up to $2,000 per couple All-Inclusive. As You Wish. Complimentary spending credits, Free Business or Economy Class Air with Transfers & more. e 94 day World Cruise visits 35 ports of call, in 13 Countries, with incentives such as: 2-for-1 World Cruise fares, Complimentary $8,000 per couple ($4,000 per person) AllInclusive. As You Wish. Complimentary spending credits and Free First Class air with chau eured private car/minivan transfers between the guests home and airport, airport to ship and back within 100 miles of the port city. Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Time: 3:00pm Place: Betty Maclean Travel 2245 Venetian Court Naples, FL 34109 RSVP: Space is limited, RSVP by March 14th Phone: 239-513-0333 or 800-865-8111 Email: Email: Phone: 239-513-0333 Or 800-865-8111 BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, Inc. Champagne Brunch Extravaganza Sunday from 10:30 2:30 Includes unlimited Bloody Marys, Champagne and Mimosas. $35 per person. Call me Angelina24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Real. Italian. Valid thru 03/30/11 Two Dinners & a Bottle of Wine239-263-45811100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 6 blocks South of the Coastland Mall, next to the Ramada$1995Dinners Include: ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT!King sh Napa Valley{} Entertainment FromNAPLES PREMIER STEAKHOUSE Open 7 Days Dinner 4:30pm-10pm Happy Hour 4:30pm 6:30pm Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947per person Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher will make his first-ever appearance with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra when he performs Fleisher Plays Rave at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 9-12. Also on the program will be Dukas The Sorcerers Apprentice. Michael Stern will conduct. A Concert Prelude with both Mr. Fleisher and Mr. Stern will begin one hour before each concert. As told in his memoir, My Nine Lives, Mr. Fleishers inspiring story contains elements of triumph and tragedy and is set at the center of the music world for more than six decades. He made his public debut at age 8 and played with the New York Philharmonic under Pierre Monteux, who called him the pianistic find of the century, when he was 16. He continued to draw acclaim when he made a series of recordings with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra. Firmly established as one of the most talented young pianists in the world, he began to lose the use of his right hand in 1962 because of an illness called focal dystonia. He was forced to quit performing in 1965. For the next 30 years, he taught music, performed with just his left hand and conducted. Then, in 1995, through rolfing and other therapies, he was able to play again with both hands. In 2004, his first two-handed recording in 40 years was released. A recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors, Mr. Fleisher was the subject of the 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story. His son is Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets to Fleisher Plays Ravel are $64 for adults and $25 for students. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org. Leon Fleisher set for his first concert with the PhilharmonicCOURTESY PHOTOLeon Fleisher


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 1 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 K W W W W W W E E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 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 Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST March 13th KEY WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT KICKOFF CELEBRATIONA seven-month-long competition that runs from March through November and is open to the general public.March 18th 51ST ANNUAL HOUSE TOURSEach tour features lovely homes and gardens re ecting the varied tastes and originality of their owners.March 19th 33RD ANNUAL ST. PATRICKS DAY BAR STROLL March 19th DAVID BURNS: NEVER ENOUGH CONCERTTickling the keys with jazz $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda at941-575-2121 The Ruby Slipper Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances, call 597-1900 or visit Frank Sinatra Jr. presents Sinatra Sings Sinatra, along with a 20-piece orchestra, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. The former music director for his famous father, Mr. Sinatra Jr. will perform some of his fathers most beloved songs, along with other musical gems. Tickets start at $59. Lyric soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Steven White of the New York City Opera conducts. Tickets start at $125. The Dukes of Dixieland perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 6-7, as part of the Cabaret Series. Weaving strands of pop, gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds, the Dukes bring a time-honored authenticity to the music of Dixieland, creating a sound that is durable and flexible as jazz is meant to be. Tickets start at $45. Emmy and Tony award-winner Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Monday, March 7, with a program of songs from Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim to Cole Porter and Harry Chapin. Tickets start at $69. Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University in Toronto, will discuss The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman as part of her Critics Choice series at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, and at the same time Saturday, March 12. Tickets are $32. The one and only Sauce Boss returns at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 11-12. The inventor of gastronomical boogie woogie sings the blues. He plays guitar. He cooks the gumbo. He makes his very own hot sauce. He cooks up a pot of gumbo right on stage during the show, and at the end everybody eats. Tickets start at $42. M-pact, hailed as one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world by the San Francisco Chronicle, brings its six voices to the Philharmonic for shows at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15. Using only their voices, the group produces the smooth soul sounds of Stevie Wonder, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and drive of Earth, Wind, & Fire, the hip licks of Take 6 and the brass bite of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band. Theyve performed with Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles,COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOM-pact comes to the Phil March 14-15.


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PAGE 94 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEAUTHENTIC NEW YORK STYLE ITALIAN FOOD THE WORLD FAMOUS AWARD HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM1/2 PRICE ONHouse Wines, Domestic Draft Beers, Wells and Appetizers LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT NAPLES(S.E. CORNER OF AIRPORT AND VANDERBILT IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING CENTER) 20% OFF ESAlcohol Not Included. Gratuity Not Included. Not valid with any other offer. Code: FLW. Expires 3/17/11 LUNCH AWARD-WINNING GOURMET LASAGNA11:30am2:30pm$1 with the purchase of a soft drink The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present host the second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival at Mercato from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. The juried show will highlight works by more than 100 artists from across the country. The 2010 festival, its inaugural year, earned the ranking of 75th best art festival in the country, according to Marianne Megela, director of festivals for the NAA. Visitors can expect to see leatherwork, sculptural and functional ceramics, cutting-edge digital art, one-of-akind jewelry, large-scale photography and a wide range of traditional and contemporary paintings. Karen and Eric Shi of San Jose, Calif., will display their hand-stitched silk embroidery that has the realistic appearance of a photograph. Vicki Thaler or West Hartford, Conn., will showcase jewelry that incorporates forged metal textures, wax castings and a rainbow of gemstones from around the world. Iranian-born Ali Golkar aims to transcend conceptual boundaries with his colorful paintings that he describes as a metaphor for the outreaching of my soul. And Fort Myers photographer Geoff Coe will display an array of his Southwest Florida wildlife images. For a complete listing of exhibiting artists, visit A suggested donation of $5 will benefit NAA art education and programming at The von Liebig Art Center. Artists and their followers will flock to Mercato The second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival >> When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 >> Where: Mercato >> Admission: $5 donation suggested >> Info: in the know COURTESY IMAGESAbove: Cherry Tree, silk embroidery by Karen and Eric Shi Above: Egret Gathering, photograph by Jeff Coe Right: Between Friends, by Ali Golkar


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 The 2011 Season Art Exhibit at KVS Interior Design opens with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the KVS Gallery and Presentation Center in Bonita Springs. The exhibit will feature the work of Southwest Florida artists Kevin Caffrey and Carol Weber of Naples, Jon Montoya of Fort Myers, Peter Reuling of Sanibel and Jacqueline Mack of Punta Gorda. Mr. Caffrey will debut 13 new pieces at KVS. A resident of Naples for nearly eight years, he has exhibited at the Romero Britto Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Hilligoss Galleries in Chicago, among others. Ms. Weber, who rarely exhibits her work, paints for the sheer love of painting. She was discovered by Kelli Sultan, the founder and owner of KVS Interior Design. Ms. Sultan found a treasure trove of Ms. Webers abstracts in storage at Ms. Webers home in Quail West and has since commissioned her to produce works for KVS clients. KVS Interior Design is at 3820 Via Del Rey in Bonita Springs. Admission to the opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 949-6700 or visit www.kvsinterior Bonita design firm showcases area artistsCOURTESY PHOTOSPaintings by Kevin Caffrey, far left, and Carol Weber, center, both of Naples, and by Peter Reuling of Sanibel, right, are among the works that will be on display at KVS Interior Design beginning Thursday, March 10.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C23 ARTISTSSTUDIO TOURMEETLOCALARTISTS INTHEIRHOMES ANDSTUDIOS!Featuring:TeddeClercq, BarrettEdwards,YongqunGuo, GenieKell,GabrielleNappo, NandoOrtegnandAnneShreve.Sunday,March13,1-5p.m.$40(includesrefreshments)Monday,March14,11a.m.-4p.m.$55(includesluncheonwithmusicperformedby celebratedBritishpianistMikeMendelsohn)ForArtistsStudioTourticketsandinformation, visitePhil.orgorcall(239)597-1900.ProceedsbenefitthePatty&JayBakerNaplesMuseumofArts lectures,exhibitions,endowmentandeducationalprograms. Thisexcitingnewfund-raiserfeatures300international,nationaland localartists.Eachwillpaintanoriginal8-x10-inchworkofartandsignit onthebacksotheiridentitywillbeknownonlyafterithasbeenselected.Tuesday,April5,4:30p.m.inDanielsPavilionSingleticket$300;Patron$500,includesoneticketwith$200taxdeduction; Sponsor$1,000,includestwoticketswith$400taxdeduction.(Featuringmusic,cocktailsandhorsdoeuvres.Manyoftheartistswillattend!) ForIncognitoticketsandinformation,callCustomerServiceat(239)597-1900 ortheFriendsofArtOceat (239)254-2776.INCOGNITO 5833PelicanBayBlvd.,Naples,FL341082greatArtEvents!FRIENDSOFARTATTHEPATTY&JAYBAKER NAPLESMUSEUMOFARTPRESENTSLIMITEDTO300PEOPLEEVERYONEGOESHOME WITHANORIGINALWORKOFART!ATFRIENDS OFART Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEARPlease allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of first issue. *Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscriptio n will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Call 239.325.1960 or visit us online at A month of comical con men and outrageous shenanigans is underway at Sugden Community Theatre, with The Naples Players spring musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The adaptation of the Steve Martin/Michael Caine classic runs through April 2. The show follows the antics of two con men: the suave and sociable Lawrence Jameson and his recent pupil, the uncouth and crude Freddy Benson. Their rivalry comes to a head in the form of a wealthy soap heiress named Christine Colgate.The matchstick men make a bet on who can be the first to scam the young woman out of $50,000: Freddy, with his ruse of being a psychosomatically disabled sailor, or Lawrence as the only doctor capable of curing him. The winner of the game will live it up in the French Riviera town of Beaumont-surMer; the loser must leave, never to be seen again. Emotions and hi-jinks run high as the contest heats up, and the mark is revealed to be not quite as she seems.The Naples Players production stars Michael Freshko as Freddy, James Little as Lawrence and Laura Needle as Christine. Dallas Dunnagan directs. Show time is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger. Call the box office at 263-7990 or visit www. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on the makeThe Naples Players Films on Fifth series continues with a screening of Maos Last Dancer, the award-winning Australian film by Bruce Bereford (Driving Miss Daisy), at 7 p.m. Sunday, March. 13, in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre. Presented in English and Mandarin, the story of triumph follows Li Cunxin from the age of 11, when he is torn from his family by the Chinese government to learn ballet, into adulthood, when he visits the United States and falls in love with an American girl. Running time for the PG-rated film is just under two hours. Tickets are $12, depending on availability. Call the box office at 263-7990. Australian drama next up on Fifth COURTESY PHOTOJames Little and Michael Freshko star as con artists and Laura Needle as the heiress who is the object of their attentions in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA & E TW0 C25ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSave the Date Society Cuisine WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 With Patrick HealyThe Victor Borge of Ireland ANTHONY KEARNSSINGING BELOVED MELODIES FROM HIS HOMELAND MONDAY, MARCH 14th 7pm North Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples Anthony Kearns presents a program spanning Ireland to Broadway, Popular Opera to Timeless Classics, and Well-Loved Melodies of a Golden Age. Generously underwritten by Eileen & Bill FullerTickets: Preferred $55General $35 AnBenefit Concert Irelands Finest Tenor Just in time for St. Pats Day All Tickets: 1-800.771.1041 239.514.Sing (7464)Generously underwritten by Wells Fargo Advisors Thursday, March 31, 7:30pm & Saturday, April 2, 3:00pm Moorings Presbyterian Church 791 Harbour Drive, NaplesNEXT Many Thanks to our Media Sponsors: The metamorphic library chair was patented in 1853. What an innovative idea for a chair. The skirt-like part peeking from the back of the chair can be flipped up to make a small set of steps. It is a chair to be used in a library when trying to reach books on a high shelf. Library chairs with steps were made as early as the 18th century, when Thomas Chippendale made steps that folded into a case. Benjamin Franklin attached a stepladder to the bottom of his library chair, and Thomas Sheraton made library steps that turned into tables. Dualpurpose furniture became even more popular in the 19th century. Dresser drawers opened to reveal a flip-down bed or a desk, a sofa turned into a bathtub and a piano turned into a bed and dresser. The designs for most of these pieces were patented. This type of furniture is not always easy to sell because today we have enough space to buy two pieces for two jobs. Q: I have several pictures signed Saito that I bought at the Japan Military Post Exchange while I was stationed in Japan in 1960-66. I was told they were by an artist and would not be allowed to leave the country. As military, we took the pictures home with our clothing, so no Japanese approval was necessary. Can you tell me what their value might be? A: Your pictures were made by Kiyoshi Saito (19071997), one of Japans most well-known woodblock-print artists. He began working as a sign painter in Tokyo in 1932. Then he did oil paintings and woodblock prints, which are made by cutting a design into a block of wood. Kiyoshi Saito began exhibiting and selling his prints in Japan, Europe and the United States after World War II. Japan passed a law making it illegal to export national treasures in 1884 and enacted the related Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties in 1951. These laws seem to pertain to ancient works and not to the work of contemporary artists. And since Kiyoshi Saito exhibited and sold his prints in other countries in the late 1950s, it must have been legal to take them out of Japan. Today, a single original woodblock print by Saito can sell for more than $1,000. Q: Im a new collector of Depression glass and would like to know something about patterns with the odd names Boopie and Burple. A: Boopie is a stemware pattern made by Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. of Lancaster, Ohio, to match its dinnerware pattern called Bubble. To make matters more confusing, different names were used for Boopie and Bubble in ads in the 1960s. Boopie was originally called Berwick, but was also known as Inspiration. Bubble was originally known as Bullseye but was called Provincial or Early American Line in 1960s ads. It was made in several colors from 1941 to 1968. Burple is the name of another Anchor Hocking pattern. It was made in the 1940s in Crystal, Forest Green and Ruby Red. Q: I have an old Pyrex bowl decorated with the signs of the zodiac. Can you tell me if others are collecting Pyrex yet and how old my bowl could be? A: Corning Glass Works made the first Multipurpose furniture illustrates ingenuityKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL This 1850s American Renaissance carved oak chair turns into a five-step ladder. The chair has paw feet and a carved head on the lower seat rail. It closely resembles a patented American chair by Augustus Eliaers of Boston. The metamorphic chair is estimated to sell at a spring Neal Auction in New Orleans for $5,000 to $7,500. Pyrex dishes in 1915, but it made only clear glass bakeware that could be used in the oven. In 1947 Corning started to make colored dishes, and in 1956 it put colored designs on the pieces. Corning was promoting the idea of bake and serve, or from oven to table. The first Pyrex patterns were Daisy and Snowflake. The colors were the most popular used by decorators at that time: pink, charcoal and turquoise. (I had a turquoise and charcoal kitchen in the 1950s.) More than 70 patterns followed. Zodiac, made in 1961, is one of the hardest to find today. There is a growing group of Pyrex collectors. Tip: Clean a clock face as seldom as possible. The brass trim may be coated with colored lacquer and brass polish will remove the color. 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.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 STARLUX LASER IPL TREATMENT BEFORE AFTER JAVIER G. LUGO, M.D.FREE Consultation on Cosmetic Procedures. Call for details.JAVIER G. LUGO, M.D. 1/2 Priced Drinks in Tavern 5-6 and $25 Three Course Menu 5-6 7 days a week Waterfront Dining on the Cocohatchee River... (239) 591-3837 www.bayhousenaples.com799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, Florida, 34110 LIVE ENTERTAINMENTMonday, Wednesday thru Saturday night and Sunday BrunchMON & THURS: Rick Howard TrioTUES & WED: Michael Blasucci and Diego FRIDAY: Meagan Rose SATURDAY: Meagan Rose and Bill Zink SUNDAY BRUNCH: Rick Howard and Don Mopsick CHARTER SIGHTSEEING BOATMaritime Lady | 239-593-7475 Naples Boat Charters | Captain Jim Albert Dolphin Watches, Sunsets, Trips to Marco Island for Lunch, Port Royal Homes & Yacht Tours, Waterfront Property Tours for Agents & Buyers The Italian Cultural Society PresentsItalian Concert Pianist and PoetCristiana Pegoraro The Moorings Presbyterian Church $49 Hors Doeuvres by Saute Catering Reservations 434-3323credit card by phone. Check or cash only at door.Republican women announce officers The Womens Republican Club of Naples Federated Inc. announces its 2011 officers: Susan Evans, president; Kay Andrews, first vice president; Pamela Holden, second vice president; Priscilla Grannis, third vice president; Rose Parapiglia, treasurer; Susan Garry, assistant treasurer; Pat Wagner, recording secretary; and Joan Curley, corresponding secretary. Pat Wagner is the immediate past president. Members and guests meet the second Friday of every month (except June, July, August and December) at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person. Guest speaker March 11 will be Barry Willoughby, one of the founders of the Naples Tea Party. For reservations, call Pat Wagner at 598-9833. For more information about the club, call 566-8138.Naples Ikebana chapter plans annual showHeart of the Flower is the theme for the 2011 Ikebana International Naples chapter exhibit coming up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More than 70 live flower arrangements in the Japanese tradition will be on display, and demonstrations will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children. Parking is free. For more information, visit club getting ready for 58th annual showThe Naples Garden Club holds its 58th annual Naples Flower Show, a standard flower show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25-26. For the seventh year, the show takes place at the Naples Botanical Garden. This years theme is Garden Party. Exhibit categories include horticultural, design, educational and artistic craft. Club members conduct demonstrations throughout both days of the show. Refreshments are available, and vendors sell a variety of garden-related items. Regular Naples Botanical Garden admission includes the show and is $12.95 for adults. For more information, visit your bet on casino night with KiwaniansThe Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay holds its Mardi Gras Casino Night from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Hilton Naples. All proceeds will benefit Grace Place for Families & Children. Admission is $75 per person. For reservations and more information, call 290-3703. CLUB NOTES

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PAIN RELIEFHOLISTIC HEALTH SOLUTIONSBreakthrough Non-Invasive Pain Relief Technology. FDA Approved.Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Providing Profound Results for: Bring this coupon to Holistic Health Solutions & recieve:ONE FREELaser Therapy SessionExp. 3/1/11. New Clients Only.(239) 566-1210 877 91st Ave. N., Napleswww.holistic-healthsolutions.comBack & Neck Pain Arthritis Migraines Tennis Elbow TMJ Pain Sports Injuries Knee Pain ... & More! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C27 Its Karneval time for the Hungarian American ClubThe Hungarian American Club of Southwest Florida celebrates Karneval, an evening of food and fun on the Saturday before the start of Lent, beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Forest Glen Country Club. The buffet will include roast pork loin stuffed with apples and grapes, chicken snitzel and beef Hungarian goulash. Traditional music will be by Oleg Timuti and John Nastasi. Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded for the best. Reservations are a must at $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Call Frank Dobos at 597-2345.Scrabble Club meets MondaysThe Naples Scrabble Club meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday at Wendys on the corner of Airport Pulling and Immokalee road. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 304-5444.Get acquainted with newcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. A wide variety of other club activities are organized and directed by an allvolunteer board of directors. A monthly newsletter keeps members informed of programs and activities. For more information, e-mail or visit www. have designs on fashionThe Zonta Club of Naples will hold its sixth annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at The Strand. Proceeds will benefit the clubs Sally Sitta Awards, the Naples and Immokalee Teenage Parenting Programs and Zonta International scholarships and awards. Tickets are $80 per person. For reservations and more information, call Honey Gardiner, club president, at 598-9058. CLUB NOTES

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 1-800-776-3735 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 1-800-776-3735 2 2 2 2 2 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W I RODORODOOne of Naples Finest Consignment Shops Rediscovered Womens Fine FashionSpecializing in Designer ClothingClothing received by appointment only. Cannot be combined with sale items.North Naples 239.598.1222975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Mon-Fri: 10-5 Saturday: 11-3 www.RodeoConsignment.com20% OFF On one item with this ad. CHER IS H THE CHILDREN EVENT & AUCTION IMAGINARIUM FUNDRAISERJoin us for an event to Cherish on Saturday, March 12th at 7 pm at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Ft. Myers. Enjoy hors doeuvres, cocktails, and live music during this festive evening featuring unique artwork by local artisans. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and proceeds bene t the Imaginarium exhibits and programs!More information or to purchase tickets: or 321-7409 OUTDOORS Heres some of whats ahead at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5 and 19: Do you dig fossils? Want to learn about Floridas past? Discover half-million-year-old fossils from a Collier County quarry and have a chance to win more during the raffle at lunch with Gary Schmelz. Cost is $60 for Conservancy members, $95 for others (lunch not included). Space is limited. 2-6 p.m. Monday, March 14: Learn about Art in the Environment with photographer Dennis Goodman. Study some of Mr. Goodmans nature photography at the Conservancy before boarding the Good Fortune pontoon boat for a chance to snap some of your own amazing wildlife photographs with some tips from a professional. This special sunset cruise includes wine and light refreshments. Cost is $149 for members, $185 for others (includes a one-year membership). 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 21: Join Gary Schmelz on a shelling excursion to Sanibel Islands famous beaches. Stop for lunch at Doc Fords and visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, where youll see the private collections room with the museum director. Cost is $120 for members, $155 for others (not including lunch). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22: Its Take Action Tuesday, the perfect time to learn about the Kemps Ridley sea turtle from Conservancy biologist Jeff Schmid aboard the Good Fortune pontoon boat. Stop at Keewaydin Island to see the Conservancy sea turtle research facility. Bring a picnic lunch. Cost is $40 for members, $50 for others. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30: Ride from the Conservancy to historic Everglades City to join guides from the Naples Kayak Company for a paddle through giant mangrove tunnels in this sub-tropical paradise. Lunch stop will be The Oyster House Restaurant. Cost is $55 for members, $65 for others (lunch not included). For reservations or more information about the above programs, call the Conservancy of Southwest Florida at 262-0304, ext. 266, or visit www.conservancyorg.Conservancy has variety of adventuresCOURTESY PHOTO Conservancy biologist and research manager Jeff Schmid holds up a Kemps Ridley sea turtle.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C29 SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company 866-949-6005 239-949-6001 24851 Tamiami Trail, S. Suite 5 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 At the Palm City Market on concourse D at S.W. Florida International Airport2 Locations!www.paradiseshrimponline.comor Online! 239-593-5555www.randys shmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm Check out Randys New iPhone App! NEW LOCATIONWe are opening a new location in Bonita Springs! Our new location will feature a shmarket (Randys Paradise Shrimp Co.) a new restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, a live aquaculture sh farm, gourmet market and much more!!! Free samples available daily!Paradise shrimp company only. NEWS FLASH! Check out Fitness for Life in Naples www. Signed Bottles For Sale! DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY AND NIGHT! Come get your Mardi GRAS beads and let's party!!Come Celebrate Fat Tuesday! Sun Harvest Orange Juice $ 2 99 Reg. $4.99OUTDOORS The Naples Preserve and Eco-Center presents free nature talks at 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Visitors are welcome to explore the boardwalk after the lecture. Heres how the March programs are shaping up: March 8: Bob Sobzak of Big Cypress National Preserve will discuss the hydrology of swamps. March 15: Dave Addison of the Nature Conservancy of Southwest Florida will discuss sea turtles. March 22: Joanna Fitzgerald of The Nature Conservancy of Southwest Florida will update visitors about wildlife rehabilitation efforts at the conservancy. March 29: Sally Stein of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary will give a presentation about the famous wood storks of Corkscrew Swamp. The Naples Preserve and Eco-Center is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 261-4290. Preserve has free nature talksLearn about Southwest Floridas mangrove estuaries while paddling down the Blackwater River accompanied by a naturalist guide at CollierSeminole State Park. Canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. This is a great adventure for ages 6 and older. Cost is $25, and there is a limit of 16 people per trip. Paddlers ages 12 and older are invited to experience the sounds and shadows of the river by moonlight during guided tours from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 16-17 (weather permitting). Cost of the moonlight paddles is $30 per person, and participation is limited to 12. All equipment is provided; paddlers need to bring their own water, a snack and bug spray or other protection from the sun. Electronic devices such as cell phones or cameras should be sealed in watertight containers. Reservations are required for all guided canoe trips and can be made by calling Collier-Seminole State Park at 394-3397. Entrance to the park is at 20200 Tamiami Trail E., eight miles south of County Road 951 (Collier Boulevard). Paddle the Blackwater River with a Collier-Seminole park guide COURTESY PHOTO

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 OUTDOORS Regular programs at Barefoot Beach Preserve in Bonita Springs pique the interests of day-trippers who want to be one with nature. Free beachcombing and shelling adventures are offered from 10-11 a.m. every Monday. Explorers learn about beach hoppers, beans and blue buttons; jellies and ghosts; wrack lines, sea pork and more. Groups meet at the Learning Center at Barefoot Beach Preserve. Barefoot Beach has surfside funThe Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is a great place to explore the Southwest Florida environment. Educational programs and tours take place every day. Here are some things for which reservations are required: Monday, March 14: Sunset Kayak Tour Set out with a Rookery Bay naturalist at 5:30 p.m. for a 2-hour tour of the estuarys mangrove bays and creeks. Settle into your kayak as thousands of birds soar overhead on their way to roost on a mangrove island. Paddle back under the moon and the stars. Kayaks, lifejackets, paddles and headlamps are included. Admission to the Environmental Learning Center that day is included with the fee. Cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Monday-Friday, March 14-18 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Art Class Learn to draw realistic flowers and plant life using a variety of colored pencils and techniques. Instructor Lee Hammond is the author of more than 25 books on art techniques. Her class covers everything you need to know about floral drawing in colored pencil. A demo-driven teacher, Ms. Hammond shows and tells students how to succeed. One-on-one instruction is included. Class fee is $375 plus materials. Thursday, March 15: St. Patricks Day discount Wear green and get $1 off regular admission for adults and youth to the Environmental Learning Center. Children can participate in a Green Scavenger Hunt. Presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will explain how animals use color for camouflage, body temperature regulation and other purposes. Monday, March 28: Girls in Science Day Girls in grades six through eight are invited to apply for this oneday program held on a Teacher Work Day (so no one misses school) that will expose them to marine science. Theyll get hands-on experience as they study marine life and systems while exploring the pristine mangroves and beaches of Rookery Bay Reserve. The program is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center at 300 Tower Road is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger as well as members. For reservations for the above programs and more information, call 4176310 or visit or Bay invites exploration, education

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C31 AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 Joseph Ribkoff Frank Lyman Barara Lesser Clara S XCVI BelldiniGreat Gifts are found at(941) 575-1911 Unit Nicholes Collections MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Best Margaritas in Town! Spend $25 Receive $5 OFF The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island welcomes the public to the following programs at JCMI headquarters, 991 Winterberry Drive. Call 642-0800 for more information. The 2011 Jewish Film Festival concludes with the Florida premiere of Killing Kasztner at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Rezso Kasztner was a Hungarian Jew who was at once vilified and extolled for negotiating with high-ranking Nazi officials to save the lives of thousands of his fellow Jews. In post-war Israel, Mr. Kasztner stood trial as a Nazi collaborator and was later assassinated on the doorstep of his Tel Aviv home. This film is in English and Hebrew with subtitles. Tickets are $25. The Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Collier County, presents Susan Michael, director of the U.S. branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. Coffee and a question-and-answer session will follow her presentation. Tickets are $20 for JCMI members and $25 for others. An Evening of Comedy and Music starring Vic Arnell and Holly Lipton begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Tickets are $40. Naples United Church of Christ presents retired Bishop John Shelby Spong in a program for the public at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Bishop Spong will also speak at the 9 and 11 a.m. church services. He lectures around the world and is a published author whose books have sold more than a million copies. He retired from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, N.J. There is a $20 admission for the afternoon lecture. For more information, call 261-5469. The faculty and staff of First Baptist Academy invite the public to Friends of the Lion, an evening of desserts and a live auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the school at 3000 Orange Blossom Blvd. For more information, call 597-2233 or visit North Naples United Methodist Church hosts its inaug ur al Faith For The Future gala dinner and auction Saturday, March 19, at the Hilton Naples. Soloists Peggy Ryba and Dan Lamey will entertain, and auction items will include fine art, vacations, jewelry, gift baskets and gift certificates for restaurants, spa treatments and golf. Tickets are $75 per person. For information or reservations, call Kim Friedman at 354-0722. JCMI invites all to programs on MarcoRetired bishop will visit United Church of ChristDesserts and auction at First Baptist Academy Methodist church plans first gala event

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Breakaway Sports Pub (overlooking the ice) opens at 5:30 before every game. 239.948.PUCK (7825) RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal BestPhilharmonic League steps out in styleThe Naples Philharmonic League presents Stepping in Style, a luncheon and fashion show as part of its Parties of Note fundraising program on Friday, March 18, at Quail Creek Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Springs fashions from shops in the Village on Venetian Bay, The Promenade, Neapolitan Way and Mercato will be presented by Trish Williams Productions. Music will be by Naples Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Ellen Tomasiewicz and Tracy Leonard. Tickets are $90 per person ($45 tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling the Naples Philharmonic League office at 254-2777.Guadalupe Center will benefit from s fun9MEN, a new fundraiser for the Guadalupe Center, makes its debut at M Waterfront Grille on Thursday, May 5. For that night, the restaurant in the Village on Venetian Bay will revert back to the supper-club nights of the s, complete with gin martinis and Rob Roys, Steak Diane, Seafood Newburg and tableside Bananas Foster. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets, visit www.guadalupecenter. org/239MEN. For information about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Craig Bambert at 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, 261-0337.Go wild at Rookery Bay Batfish BashThe second annual Batfish Bash presented by Friends of Rookery Bay is coming up Saturday, March 12, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The evening features a cocktail hour, wild silent auction, Old Florida fare and dancing to the Raiford Starke Band. Tickets are $150. Proceeds will benefit Rookery Bays youth science education, environmental research activities and community outreach programs. For tickets or more information, call 262-0750, visit or e-mail SAVE THE DATE

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 C33 Please Find Me and Bring Me Home! Brown Tabby Maine Coon w/ white belly 12 years old, 15 lbs. No Front Claws Indoor Cat frightened of people Missing from Ritz Carlton Tiburon 10/11/10 Microchip ID#453D5F192AMISSING CAT KITTS KITTS Dr. Carin Corbo 239-513-0213 Mary Ann Pawlik Braun 419-290-6783Please call if you nd her or have info! TM Our family invites you to dine while enjoying the casual elegance of Miramares Al Fresco Patio overlooking the water on Venetian Bay. Serving Lunch Daily Happy Hour First Seating Dinner 4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. NAPLES 239-430-6273 | WWW.MIRAMARENAPLES.COM Book your plans for WanderlustBid on fabulous travel, culinary and sports packages including a seven-night voyage aboard The World, a three-day spa interlude for two, and trips to London, Paris, Aruba, Hawaii, New York, Napa and Key West at Wanderlust 2011 on Saturday, April 2, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Hosted by Southwest Floridas major resorts, private clubs, restaurants and tourism partners, Wanderlust raises funds for FGCUs Resort & Hospitality Management program. The 22nd annual auction will bring together more than a dozen Southwest Florida chefs to showcase Herbert J. Sugden Hall, the state-ofthe-art home of the FGCU program. Tickets are $250 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available. Call 277-3963 or e-mail abell@gravinasmith.comFrom Memphis to Naples for NCH Magnolia BallA true southern spirit will grace the Magnolia Ball 2011 when Chad Kimball from Broadways Memphis greets guests at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort on Saturday, April 9. The evening includes a champagne pre-party, live music and dancing to raise awareness and money for the health and well being of NCH cancer patients. Since 2001, the event has raised more than $5 million to help the NCH Healthcare Foundation provide equipment, facilities, treatment and caring support for Naples area cancer patients and their families. For reservations or more information, contact Cynthia Bennett at 436-4511 or visit Tasters plan Decanted EveningThe Wine Tasters of Naples are planning the groups second annual charity event, Some Decanted Evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at The Players Club at Lely Resort. The island-inspired evening will include a wine tasting, dinner, live music and silent auction. Admission is $85 per person. Checks can be made to The Community Foundation of Collier County and mailed to Dan Leaman, 5637 Whisperwood Blvd. #601, Naples FL 34110. Last years event raised more than $42,000 for Youth Haven, St. Matthews House and the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. The three charities have also been named beneficiaries of this years fundraiser.Wishmakers Ball set for March 18The fifth annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish of Southwest Florida takes place Friday, March 18, at The Club at the Strand. British entertainer Jimmy Keys will perform. Individual tickets are $175 and sponsorships start at $2,000. For reservations or more information, call Pam LaFrance at 992-9474 or visit www.wishmakersball. net. SAVE THE DATE

PAGE 108 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A thank you for patrons of Rookery Bays Batfish Bash An evening of art, opera and chocolates at The Weatherburn GalleryFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Lavern Gaynor and Olga Hirshhorn 2. Sharda Spahr, Kristy Knudsen, Cathy Berry and Emily Watt 3. Jerry and Cathy Berry 4. Judy and David Jones 5. Tish and Chuck Kelly 1. Vanessa Rogers and Bevie Straub 2. Howard (holding Pixie) and Sandra Prager 3. Barbara Reed and Denise Gay 4. Bill and Barbara Whiteford, Deb and John Black COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 4 5 123 4

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Academy Awards night with the Naples International Film FestivalFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Lee and Jack Mehaffey 2. Carole Scevior and Marlene Graham 3. Darlene Alia and Philippe Fontanelli 4. Augusta Villani, Mariya Kulyk and Jacqueline Mitchell 5. Monica Cabada 6. Rosemari and Paul Schilt 1. Julie Koester and Carla Delgado 2. Shannon Franklin and Jill Wheeler 3. David Diamond and Andrea Soliz 4. MIchelle Cass and Jordaan Sieben 5. Jeff Landry and Marcia Winslow 6. Peter Grattan with Karyn and Rowan Samuel Fashions from Marissa Collections add to the glamourRolling out the red carpet for the Oscars at Caf LurcatPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 5 6 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6

PAGE 110 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 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@ 1. Front: Diane Welsh, Rose Ann Faber, Joan Engstrom and Vicky Van Akkeven, Back: Sharon Witt, Sandy Byington, Carol Lutgen, Martha Russell, Linda Barnes and Donna Willman 2. Lauren Michetti, Tina Goldin, Bev Haas, Sue Reynolds and Jill Hall 3. Amy Viera, Theresa Finn, Vickie Anderson, Mel Marx and Chris Mayhew 4. Renee Valvasori, Faith Matous and Jennifer Nackley 5. Kathleen Shockley, Mickie Judy, Judy Gilman, Deborah Garrand and Carol Rovick Carole Cochran, Jeanne Suiter and Barbara Roberts Bill and Ann Westerfield, Kathryn Stockett, Chuck and Mary Beth Johns Mary Beth JohnsKathryn Stockett attends patrons party and luncheonThe League Club welcomes The Help author The Little Black Dress party for the Garden of Hope and CouragePENNY TAYLOR / COURTESY PHOTOS MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 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@ Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003 239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center In-Of ce Teeth WhiteningIncludes Touch-Up Trays* Current X-Rays Required$290regular $700 1. Donna and Bob Reiley with Karole Davis 2. Marilyn Wrucke and Kristen Llambias 3. Pauline and Huseyin Sirt 4. Kelly Capolino and Linda Hale 1. Amanda and Alanna Jaron 2. Johyn and Rosemary Baron, James and Mellisa Knurek 3. Pamela and Kathleen Deldin 4. Marge Kirby and Jacquelyn Paul 5. Ariana and Marina Hung 6. Tracy Lopresto, Cormac Giblin and Kellie Burns A benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Collier CountyA Presidents Day Fashion Show at Waterside ShopsReception honors Bedtime Bundles and Sunlight Home A Diamond Volunteers celebration CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 4 2 1 2 34 5 6

PAGE 112 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 239.530.5134 www.nbrboatrental.comText BOAT to 37483 Special Offer 1500 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 Exploring No Rain Guarantee (limited) Available at Ship Store Starting at $195 Swimming White Sugar Sand Beaches Shelling Fishing (rod & reels included) THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND The Rod Stewart Tribute Starring George Orr3 Course Dinner at 6:30 with show starting at 8:30. Reservations A Must!!! Just $34.95ST. PATRICKS WEEKMarch 12th to 17thLive Music Corned Beef & Irish Stew Cheapest Guiness & Harp in Town 40th Great Year!!! Make A Reservation Now For After The Parade. Floridas Oldest Authentic British Tavern Your Royal Wedding Headquarters! 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples The people who spend 12 months laboring to pull off the annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festival had hoped to raise $1 million this past weekend. Instead, they pulled in a record $1.6 million that will benefit Southwest Florida childrens charities. They accomplished this with a combination of stellar winemakers and their top-flight wines, a lineup of the regions best chefs, impressive auction items and a generous community willing to buy tickets and bid freely. Heading the lineup of winemakers was this years signature vintner, Staglin Family Vineyard of Napa Valley. Landing a vintner of that magnitude was a major coup, Jerry Greenfield, the festivals wine director, said, adding, Not only do they represent the finest wines from the Napa Valley, they are serious about giving back through charity events. Since 1985, the Staglins have raised and donated more than $725 million to charities in which they deeply believe. We only do certain benefit auctions, owner Garen Staglin said. They have to focus on people. Children, mental health and education are our priorities.Staglin Family Vineyard is well known for the beautiful cabernet sauvignons and blends it produces. Its Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is ranked in the Top 100 Wines of 2010 by Wine Spectator, and wine maven Robert Parker says it may be the best wine Staglin has ever made.The winery makes a special label, Salus named after the Roman goddess of health and well being. All of the profits made on this wine go to mental health charities. We have an obsessive commitment to quality, not quantity, Mr. Staglin said. We have very small quantities available, only about 6,000 cases a year is our production, and we sell almost all of it direct on our website. These wines are for the wine lover who is seeking something rare and enjoyable. There are many good wines out there, but it is the stories you tell about why this wine is special to you that set that moment apart. The vineyard is family-owned and certified organic, with grapes first planted there in 1870. The Staglins arent the only ones with deep convictions about charity. We only do one auction a year, Chris Tilley, owner of V Madrone Cellars in Napa Valley, said. This is the third year the company has taken part in the Southwest Florida event. Among the reasons to attend a wine fest, aside from the charitable aspects, is to taste wines you might not ordinarily try and speak with the vintners. Here are some of the memorable wines I tried Saturday: Staglin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, $190: A big nose of dark raspberries and plum leads to a complex palate of cherries, red raspberries and plums, followed by spice and tannins with an incredible long finish. Staglin Salus 2007, $90: This elegant cabernet sauvignon-merlot blend begins with a big nose of flowers and boysenberry, followed by blackberry and raspberry flavors, nice spice notes and a long and lush finish. Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel 2008, $48: A blend of four Rhone grapes, this wine has a spicy bouquet, and is full of berry and cherry flavors finishing with nice acidity and tannins. Its softer than the highly regarded 2007 vintage. The Rhone style wines are becoming more prominent in todays wine landscape, said Tommy Oldre, national sales manager. This is a beautiful wine with great balance between fruit and tannins. It will age well but is very accessible now. Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2008, $22: Light aromas and flavors of peach and apricot finishing with good balance and minerality. Justin Vineyards Isosceles 2007, $65: This wine is rich in color and flavor, with a deep berry aroma. On the palate it has dark plum and blackberry with a little cocoa, and a long satisfying finish. Our wine style is typical Paso Robles, said Joe Spellman, Business Development Manager, with a high degree of ripeness, intensity, and depth of flavor. Fisher Vineyards Unity Rose 2010, $20: A blend of 60 percent pinot noir blended with cabernet sauvignon and malbec, the fruity bouquet hints at sweetness, and the palate is full of rich berry flavors. The wine is crisp and dry, with a refreshingly clean finish. Patz and Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, $65: With a deep red color, this wine has a perfumey nose and strawberry with caramel flavors and an underlying minerality. Elegant finish with good acid structure. This is our first time here, co-owner Donald Patz told me. I brought my two favorite wines. Our style is classic Burgundian, with good acidity and refreshing character. Our wines are 100 percent barrel-aged, but the good fruit brings the oak into line. Patz and Hall Alder Springs Chardonnay 2006, $125 magnum: Medium body, with pleasant nose of tropical fruit and citrus, followed on the palate by complex pineapple and stone-fruit flavors ending with a crisp mineral finish. W w b jimMcCRACKEN Stellar wines energize Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festival VINO e l t n s r l l s g re B of ba $6 w h co s M in 2 n an JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGaren and Shari Staglin

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Absinthe >> Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$14; entrees, $16-$32 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Conventional tables indoors or outside, banquettes, one high top or at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Chilled cucumber mint yogurt soup, beef carpaccio, watermelon and feta salad, crisp calamari, tortellini with clams and olive oil, scallops katai -wrapped with cauli ower puree and absinthe butter, branzino with cubed mango-chorizo salsa, roasted duck with pomegranate glaze, grilled hangar steak >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.absinthenaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 254-0050 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor In the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 The word absinthe possesses a seductive allure all on its own, recalling the era when the gecko-hued distilled spirit made of wormwood, green anise, fennel and other herbs was considered so intoxicating as to be unsafe and, as a result, its consumption was outlawed. The hysteria that surrounded its banning has mercifully passed and the aniseflavored drink sometimes called The Green Fairy has returned to bars, becoming a fashionable and delicious option once again. That mystique also infuses the style and cuisine of Absinthe Restaurant. The ultramodern establishment serves absinthe as a beveragethe Hemingway cocktail combines Lucid absinthe with Chandon sparkling wine, for exampleand slips it into a dish or two as well. But even without taking a sip of the spirit, patrons will find plenty to savor at this inventive spot. The room itself is a dramatic study in whites. A long white bar dominates the middle of the room, which also holds white banquettes, white tablecloths and gigantic white balloon-like orbs hanging from the black, industrial ceiling. Bare but shapely white branches add textural interest to one long wall, and a few tables in one corner are shrouded behind a diaphanous white curtain. Strategically placed spotlights direct small beams of green or purple color onto the bar and a few other spots, breaking up what otherwise would be a solid blanket of white. The only aspect of the room that doesnt quite seem to fit is the huge screen on the back wall on which a s-era spy flick starring Richard Crenna provided distraction from the otherwise opulent and serene surroundings. The wine list is somewhat quirky, with some well-known, top-flight offerings as well as a healthy dose of lesser-known boutique labels. We enjoyed a 2008 Qupe syrah from Californias Central Coast, which possessed cherry and raspberry on the nose and palate, with medium body and a touch of pepper that paired particularly well with the roasted duck I had as an entre. The menu has a Mediterranean flair with creative, modern touches. The crispy calamari ($12) appetizer exemplified the approach perfectly, marrying classic fried circles and legs with a spicy piquillo pepper aioli in place of the standard marinara. karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Friday, March 4, 6 p.m., Shulas St eak House: Tim Duncan of Silver Oak Winery will attend a dinner pairing four courses with Silver Oak wines; $95 in advance, $115 at the door, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 430-4999. Or reserve at www. Friday, March 4, 4-5 p.m., Tonys Off T hir d: Taste a variety of wines from the Silver Oak portfolio and meet winery owner Tim Duncan; $25 (includes $15 coupon toward a featured wine purchase), 1300 Third St. S.; 262-7999. Prepaid reservations only. Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods: Taste 25 wines from around the world with cheese pairings during the monthly Mercato Wine & Concert Series; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Register online at LifestyleCenter. Friday, March 11, 4-6 p.m., Whole Foods: S ample the wines of B.R. Cohn, a family-operated winery in Sonoma Valley, and have a bottle of wine signed; Mercato; 552-5100. Saturday, March 12, 2:30 p.m., N ap les Tomato: Learn how to make fresh mozzarella while sampling cheeses, then bring some home from this popular class; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9800. Monday, March 14, 5-7 p.m., P ur e Urban Oasis: Sample the wines of the Sonoma Valley; $10 (can be used as credit toward dinner that night), Mercato; 514-7873. Reservations preferred. Thursday, March 17, all day, Whole Foods: Celebrate St. Patricks Day with a $1 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation and a chance to win a green basket. Enjoy grilled Irish cuisine (noon-2 p.m.) and samples of Irish beer and cheese; free, Mercato; 552-5100.Farmers markets Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Pr omenade at Bonita Bay, U.S. 41 and South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.2 p .m., North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road; 398-8623. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p .m., North Naples Green Market, Collection at Vanderbilt, northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 594-9358. Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p .m., Bank of Naples, 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Wednesday, 2:30-6:30 p .m., S t. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Stylish aura, sophisticated food make Absinthe a dining delight 0 e et y Bahamas a nd G or do n 1 p .m., Nor th t C ol le ct io n Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly.comThe piquant sauce added a lively bite to the crunchy, mild calamari. The kitchen brings a fresh approach to a smoked salmon ($13) appetizer as well, starting with creamy tzatziki sauce and julienned cucumber, wrapping the delicately cured salmon around both in a neat package then dressing it with capers, olives, tomatoes and olive oil for a dish that oozed flavor and an array of complementary textures. Entrees were similarly inventive yet true to their roots. Fresh, plump scallops ($27) came topped with kataifi (a Greek-style pastry that resembles shredded wheat) sitting in pools of white cauliflower puree and mint-green absinthe butter. The crunchy topping, tender scallops and creamy sauces created a sensory symphony. It was a lovely and creative dish. The roasted duck with pomegranate glaze was elegant in its simplicity. The duck was indeed crisp on the outside but still moist within. The slightly tart glaze was the perfect accompaniment, adding fruit flavor without overpowering the duck. It sat atop a mound of chewy, creamy risotto, which proved an excellent match for the duck. Not knowing that the duck came with risotto, we ordered a side dish of polenta with goat cheese ($8), which had great flavor but was a little on the thin side. For dessert, we split an order of zeppoli ($7), Italian-style doughnuts, which had been coated with a hint of wildflower honey then sprinkled with fresh blueberries and strawberries. The five little doughnuts were just right for sharing. Service throughout the meal was attentive and consistent. We never had to fill our own wine glasses and never wanted for water. The staff cleared plates efficiently and replaced utensils as needed. The only element that was missing was a table check by the waiter once wed tasted each course. That doesnt seem to be something the staff does routinely, and considering how well prepared everything was, its not a major failing. Absinthe is a bit off the beaten path, tucked within a sprawling shopping center at Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. You have to work your way in to the Collection at Vanderbilt complex and do a bit of exploring to find it, but I can assure you that the search will be well rewarded. Absinthe lives up to its glamorous and somewhat heady name. Crispy calamari pairs with spicy piquillo pepper aioli, which adds a lively note to the traditional dish. Creamy risotto and a tart pomegranate glaze complement perfectly roasted crispy duck. Smoked salmon is wrapped around julienned cucumber and creamy tzatziki sauce. Zeppoli, little Italian-style doughnuts, are bathed in wildflower honey and served with fresh berries.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY s R at i n g 55 4 0 we or s i n k e d a ea wa co t o t A a ila olilittle cr ri to 13 ll y d o i d c i dds a lively note to the complement perfectly roasted crispy duck cucu m Ab 23 5 2 5 4 added a r unc hy i ngs o a 3 ) l y i l fl co il h ow w a ma jo A b s tu ck t er Be w c was indeed crisp llmoistwithin.The 7 ), g h n n c d fl e d blueberries and s Thefivelittledoug ppo ta l d a i n ppo o t e o p d a w el w a a a la om y y roots. o ps h e pand d a se na s a l ove ly w ith pomel egant in its was i nd ee d cr is p ($ 7 dou g had bee n a hint of wil d t hen s p rinkl e bl ue be rriesan d Ze p I a a rl rl y y in in ve ve nZep am ple li A crisp topping of kataifi adds crunch to tender scallops that come with cauliflower puree and absinthe butter.

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18-21 MARCH 2011 CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRWelcome to the premiere of Art Naples, a dynamic event in beautiful Southwest Florida. Art Naples will gather prestigious international galleries, representing approximately 600 of the most innovative artists from across the globe. The carefully selected presentation will feature all forms of contemporary art including paintings, sculpture, photography, design, fine art glass, video and installations from modern art to new cutting-edge artists, as well as an extensive lecture and panel series from some of the art worlds leading experts. welcome to the premiere of naples rst international contemporary art fairPREVIEW MARCH 17 | 6 PM 7 PM PRIVATE VIEWING HONORING THE FRIENDS OF ART AT THE PATTY & JAY BAKER NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART FOR MEMBERSHIP INFO CALL: 239 597 1900 7 PM 10 PM COLLECTORS INVITATIONAL PUBLIC FAIR HOURS MARCH 18 21 | 11 AM 7 PM LOCATION NAPLES INTERNATIONAL PAVILION 4835 IMMOKALEE ROAD @ LIVINGSTON NAPLES, FL 34110 MORE INFORMATION 239 949 5411 WWW.ARTFAIRNAPLES.COM advance discount tickets & info at