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Films in Fort MyersTheres a new face in the mix of festivals celebrating the art of independent films. C1 BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A34 PETS OF THE WEEK A37 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 MOVIE REVIEW C11 SAVE THE DATE C23, 259 SOCIETY C26, 27, 29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 25 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER The Fab Four Beatles tribute band booked at the Phil. C18 Follow the CarnageColliers semi-pro football team has three more games on their home turf. A26 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 24, 2011 We do!Todays couples keep an eye on the budget when planning their weddings. B1 Its a banner weekend for botany enthusiastsBefore the first official week of spring is over, some of the most striking examples of plant life in Southwest Florida will be on display at two venerable shows. The 58th annual Naples Flower Show and the 38th annual Naples Orchid Society Show & Sale coincide this weekend, each boasting its own special kind of botanic beauty.This is the time of year when orchids are blooming and when other things have leafed out and look especially beautiful, Liz Chehayl, president of Naples Garden Club, said last weekend as she took a break from working on her entries for the clubs flower show. Ive been working for months trying SEE BOTANY, A31 DRUGSKIDS &THE WAR RAGES ON, WITH NO CEASEFIRE OR SURRENDER IN SIGHTBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ Youre doing a story on young people and drugs? an acquaintance asked. What can be said that hasnt already been said? She had a point. This is a story that has been around forever. Problem is, it seems as if nothing actually gets resolved. The rates of drug usage among teenagers and young adults rise and fall. But they never fall to a level that anyone would find acceptable, and this is certainly true in Southwest Florida. SEE DRUGS, A8 COURTESY PHOTOBY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Container Alley at the 2010 Orchid Show FiliFtM


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After a couple of minutes, he was on his feet, a large McDonalds bag in his hand. I went out to do some stretching before my run and gave the guy the once-over twice. Medium height, skinny, weathered face and rheumy eyes. He looked to be about 70, but Im sure he was much younger. He was the filthiest human being I had ever seen. Even his gray hair worn long in a Mark Twain style was shaded charcoal by layers of dirt. It was as if he had been dipped in a vat of soot, hence the name Soot Man that I silently bestowed upon him. As I stretched, I watched Soot Man from the corner of my eye. He stood on the sidewalk, looking east and then west, and then east again, as if he was uncertain about which way to go. He finally settled on west, and proceeded along the sidewalk in a gait that was reminiscent of man traversing the deck of a ship that was being tossed by high seas. That first encounter took place three or so months ago. Soot Man became a constant presence in the carport. I had no idea when he arrived, but more often than not he was there when I headed out for my morning runs. He also could be seen in the blocks surrounding my neighborhood in the middle of the day, shuffling along, always wearing the same clothes and always clutching that McDonalds bag. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to engage him. Dont ask me why or what I thought this would accomplish. Perhaps it was a morbid curiosity. So, on this day, as I finished my stretching and Soot Man was headed on his usual westerly course, I called out to him. Hey, I shouted as I crossed the street. You got a minute? Soot Mans eyes narrowed. I aint done nothin. Nobody lives in that house. I know that. Im not here to give you a hard time. Up close, Soot Man was more pathetic than I had imagined. The checkered coat was riddled with tears and holes. His blue shirt bore sweat stains and deep brown smudges. His black trousers were shiny and about three sizes too big; only a tightly cinched length of rope kept them from falling to his ankles. The accumulated dirt and sweat on his face gave him a weird, bronze hue. What do you want? he asked. I dont know, exactly. I see you sleeping over there in the carport, and I guess I just wondered whats going on. The carports got a roof. Thats why I sleep there. Oh. There was an awkward silence before Soot Man looked me dead in the eye and said, Can you help me out? Uh-oh, I thought, this was a big mistake. But despite my trepidation, I found myself saying, Stay put. Ill be right back. Every instinct told me I was doing something foolish, yet I jogged back to my house, went inside and fished a $10 bill from my wallet. When I handed the money to Soot Man, he immediately stuffed it into the right pocket of his trousers. For a few seconds, his mouth worked, as if he was trying to say something. But he never did, and we stood there, face-toface, mute. I surmised that it had been so long since anyone had done him a good turn that he was at a loss as how to respond. I wondered if Soot Man would now become a regular at my door. Would he come knocking at all hours, seeking money and favors? The prospect gave me a sinking feeling, but there was no undoing what just transpired. The awkward silence ended when Soot Man abruptly embarked on his trek west. I stood there, watching him weave down the sidewalk, when something popped into my mind, unbidden. It was a question that I desperately wanted to ask him, but it was also a question that I knew was horribly intrusive and carried with it more than whiff of condescension. What the hell, I finally decided; I had given the guy a sawbuck and by doing so had practically invited him to be an unwelcome presence in my life. An answer to a question wasnt too much to ask in return. Hey, I want to know something. Soot Man, who was about 50 feet down the sidewalk, stopped and turned. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Man, that was a long time ago, he said. I realize that, but every kid has dreams of becoming a fireman or a ball player or a doctor or whatever. That was a long time ago, like I said. I dont remember. I should have let the matter drop, but I gave it one more shot. Well, when you were young, what did you see yourself doing at the age you are now? Soot Man began fidgeting with a button on his shirt. I dont recall, exactly, he said, but I can tell you this. It sure as hell wasnt what Im doing now. With that, Soot Man resumed his stroll, and I took off on my run. I stole a glance over my shoulder and noticed that Soot Mans gait seemed more labored than usual. I havent seen him since. Soot Man billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 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 It was fashionable at the end of the 1970s, after a dreary parade of presidential failures punctuated by Jimmy Carter, to say the presidency had grown too unwieldy. The historian Barbara Tuchman spoke for all the academic and journalistic believers in the theory of the impossible presidency when she mused, Maybe some form of plural executive is needed, such as they have in Switzerland. Ah, yes, the wonders of the plural executive. Why didnt that occur to James Madison? President Barack Obama has belatedly joined the ranks of presidential fatalists. The job isnt too complex necessarily; its too damn influential. According to The New York Times, Obama has been telling aides that itd be easier to be president of China. No one hangs on Hu Jintaos every word, or expects global leadership from a grasping, one-party state that has never been a beacon to the world. In the history of presidential lamentations, this has to rank among the most pathetic. It brings to mind the affecting scene from The Kings Speech when Colin Firth, playing the stammering monarch-to-be, breaks down and weeps at the prospect of the crown being thrust upon him: Im not a king. Except Barack Obama campaigned for two years straight to be president of the United States and doesnt st utter. The proximate cause of Obamas angst is the crisis in Libya. Obama announced that Moammar Gadhafi must go, and proceeded to do nothing that might give his words any bite. The administration is still agonizing over the no-fly zone, even as Gadhafi routs the rebels. Obama lacks executive flair. Talk to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and he will tell you at length how much he loves making decisions. Its hard to imagine a Chris Christie enjoying life as a legislator. Obama came to the presidency after a political career spent marinating in senates, first in Illinois, then in Washington. Osama bin Laden famously talked of the weak horse and the strong horse. Obama is the show horse. As a U.S. senator, he distinguished himself more by saying things than passing legislation. In the White House, he has replicated his role as the nonlegislating legislator on a grand scale. His successes have been as the leader of the Democrats in Congress, although even here, the word leader applies only loosely. He set the broad goals and gave the speeches; otherwise, he let Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid run riot. At the dawn of Americas global power, a bumptious Theodore Roosevelt raced to make Americas influence felt around the world and earned a Nobel Peace Prize as a result. President Obama gives off a sense of world-weariness and exhaustion with Americas leadership and has earned a Nobel Peace Prize as a result. He reflects the deep vein of declinism running through the countrys elite, the same class of people who pronounced the presidency uninhabitable just as Ronald Reagan arrived to prove them wrong. Today, as in the late 1970s, the job isnt too big, nor is the country too powerful: The man is too small. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The whiniest president ever richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly To the Editor: A private-public, Collier County Commissioner Georgia Hiller-orchestrated meeting on March 8 revealed she encouraged her adoring supporters to trash plans for a much-needed facility at Vanderbilt Beach that includes a concession stand. Beachgoers were missing from the debate. Commissioner Hillers cherry-picked audience declared that there is no public support for a beach facility. There has always been overwhelming support and need for this facility as designed. In fact, demand is so great that vendors are now delivering pizzas and subs to beachgoers on Vanderbilt Beach. I rented a cabana from Cabana Dan on Saturday, and its pretty apparent that our commissioners have not visited Vanderbilt Beach in awhile, possibly in decades. Beachgoers lying on their towels are pretty well amazed that after all these years, the county is still catering to those who want to kill a much-needed snack bar that would generate revenue for the county and help residents have a pleasant day at the beach. What has occurred is a serious violation of the public trust. I watched the meeting on DVD, and I plan to file an ethics complaint with the state. Commissioner Tom Henning said something about mothers knowing what to bring for their children when they visit the beach. Then he said that if they dont bring enough, they can get it at the Turtle Club. Neither of those thoughts have much to do with the reality of a day at the beach. Mothers grab what they can in the morning, but if a child wants more, a snack at a concession stand is a welcoming amenity. On my trips to the beach, I dont see any beachgoers running over to the Turtle Club for snacks. People on the beach usually stay on the beach, and thats why a concession stand is needed. Most other public beaches in Collier County have such facilities. The arguments presented at this onesided meeting did not in any way reflect the perspective of the beachgoing public. While the beachgoing public was left out of the meeting, spokespeople from Vanderbilt Beach businesses were all invited and chimed in that a snack bar will hurt their businesses. A private enterprise doing the same has been in business on the beach for years, Cabana Dans. No new business is being proposed. Residents living on Vanderbilt Beach who turned out in droves and insisted that Collier County is trying to commercialize the beach avoided conversation of the dire over-crowding and lack of amenities on what is Collier Countys busiest beach, a tourism driver thats very important to our economy. A snack bar might be abhorrent to the upland owners, but it would be a desirable amenity to the tourists who paid the tax that was collected long ago to fund this. An attractive facility would also be a desirable amenity to working families in Collier County. Commissioners caved under pressure, and the facility was ratcheted down to toilets below an observation deck. A FEMA variance for a one-story at grade could very well cost Collier big bucks. Before Commissioner Hiller is done, dont be surprised if the observation deck is also history. Voila! Expensive toilets for the masses! Prior to this sham public meeting, Id been asking for updates. As a beach advocate/spokesperson, Ive attended many meetings. No reply. A public records search of Ms. Hillers e-mails shows her insisting that her minions run all District 2 Coastal Zone communications through her. No telling why parties in favor were kept out of the loop, but the frantic tone of the micromanagement revealed in these e-mails suggests that if county employees are accomplishing anything beyond catering to her nutty demands, an awards ceremony is in order. To prepare for the kangaroo court, Ms. Hiller coached, If the chair says he doesnt want people to repeat themselves for the record, ignore him. ...The record needs to reflect each of your thoughts as stated by each person even if they are the same. Let the record reflect that Vanderbilt Beach beachgoers have been ripped off by what is known as dirty politics. Dont bother e-mailing the District 2 commish. With this latest low-rent maneuver, shes shown her true colors. Georgia Hiller orchestrated a fine show, but it did not in any way serve the majority of people she was elected to serve. Or maybe it did, but someone should be looking out for the rest of us. Residents from Marco Island to the city of Naples, from Immokalee and throughout our countys many inland communities who enjoy the beach experience, PLEASE e-mail me at We need support to protect this public beach facility. This issue affects everyone in Collier County. Mary Lou Smart K OBO! K eep Our Beaches Open smartieml@earthlink.netVanderbilt Beach snack bar plans should stay afloat LETTER to the EDITOR


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Technologies described are examples only and not necessarily offered by CenturyLink or available in all areas if offered. 2011 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The name CenturyLink and the pathways logo are trademarks of CenturyLink, Inc. CenturyLink we care about technology. More importantly, we care about reaching across the nation to connect us all to what matters most. Each other. So our advanced technologies deliver broadband, entertainment and voice for your life.Fort Myers 5100 Daniels Pkwy. | 239.590.0440 (Across from the Bell Tower Shops) Cape Coral 2710 Del Prado Blvd. S. | 239.772.9100 (3 Blocks south of Veterans Pkwy overpass) NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 15 MINUTES Uncorking a new passion makes life as good as it getsDan Leamans favorite wines are red. His favorite grape is cabernet sauvignon anything from Napa Valley, he says. He also loves zinfandel, syrah and malbec. Im just learning so much about these grapes, and then when you combine them and you have this mnage a trios type of thing its like, oh my gosh, the whole world changes, he says. Born and raised in Lancaster, Pa., a town in the heart of Amish country, Mr. Leaman worked in construction sales and management for about two decades. There was no inkling of the wine connoisseurship that he would begin to enjoy in his late 40s, after moving to Florida, and that would lead him to start the Wine Tasters of Naples in 2008.From the initial dinner party for 17, the group has grown to a fully structured organization with about 500 members, with Mr. Leaman as president. Their first big fundraiser, Cheers for Charity, raised $45,000 last spring, and the group expects to top that at the second annual luau-style party coming up Saturday, April 9, at the Players Club at Lely Resort. Once again, proceeds will benefit three local organizations: Youth Haven, St. Mathews House and the Shelter for Abused Women & Children.Mr. Leamans passion for wine and deep involvement with it as a hobby and lifestyle began after other pastimes, sports and travel, came to an end. About five years ago he began a series of surgeries, the result of old sports injuries. Two hip replacements, a reconstructed ankle and other medical intervention left him often in a wheelchair or on crutches. The joints in his body are riddled with arthritis, he says, meaning he cant play golf or walk more than about a quarter mile at a time, and the travel he used to enjoy is curtailed. The second youngest of nine siblings, he grew up playing every sport in high school, including track, basketball and volleyball, and continued more casually for years after that. He went to work in the construction business after graduation and married Naomi Leaman. They have two daughters, a 22-year-old in Naples, and a 31-year-old in New York City. After those surgeries and instead of being out playing basketball and volleyball and golf, I started going to wine tastings, he says. Its one thing I can do. Every day my wife and I taste, sample and enjoy wine along with our friends. His favorite place in town is Decanted, he says. The Wine Tasters have met at dozens of venues for events big and small. Theyre at Roys downtown the third Wednesday of each month and Pure Urban Oasis at Mercato the second and fourth Mondays. Friday happy hour moves around from place to place. A typical week has Mr. Leaman, 56, at the gym three mornings per week and at Starbucks with friends every day from 7:30 to 9 a.m. He spends the rest of the morning setting up Wine Tasters events, taking a break around noon to swim laps. Then hes often back on the computer answering e-mails until its time for a wine tasting in the evening. Although controlling the pain from his arthritis and surgeries is something he deals with daily, most of his friends arent aware of it. I have a really wonderful life, he says. Physically its not very good, but I wouldnt trade places with anybody. Heading to the beach for the sunset with a few bottles of wine and friends, as he did one evening last week, he adds, is as good as it gets. SHERRI WEIDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYDan Leaman at a recent Wine Tasters happy hour at Shulas. BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ >>Some Decanted Evening, the Wine Tasters of Naples second annual Cheers for Charity Event >>When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 9 >>Where: The Players Club at Lely Resort >>Why: To bene t Youth Haven, St. Matthews House and the Shelter for Abused Women & Children >>Cost: $85 per person >>Info: Dan Leaman, 404-0254 or; or Debi Foss, 272-4494 or in the know


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Drug usage by young people in Collier, Charlotte and Lee counties has remained fairly constant, according to a state survey. Yet, even without huge spikes, the numbers are unsettling. In a survey conducted last year, 41.6 percent of Collier Countys high school students said they had used illicit drugs at some point. Nearly 19 percent of Colliers middle school students also admitted to using illicit drugs. In Charlotte County, the numbers were 44.1 percent for high school students and 22.7 for those in middle school. Lee Countys figures for illicit drug use were 41.3 percent for those enrolled in high school, and 22.8 percent for middle schoolers. The substances used and abused by teens and young adults may vary, but the plague of addiction marches on, seemingly unabated. This year marks the 40th anniversary of when President Richard M. Nixon said we were in crisis and declared his war on drugs. Four decades and $1 trillion later, we are still in crisis. If Afghanistan represents the longest war in American history, the war on drugs is the conflict that will be with us forever. There will be no ceasefire, no surrender. And meanwhile, the battlefield continues to be littered with ruined lives, shattered families and untimely deaths. President Obamas drug czar Gil Kerlikowske (a graduate of Fort Myers High School) has said that despite our best efforts, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified. And at no time have we been more concerned with the growing problem of addiction among our young. The array of drugs and intoxicants available to young people today is staggering, and the ease of acquisition is downright terrifying. According to addiction specialists in Southwest Florida who deal with the young, alcohol remains the substance most commonly sampled and abused. No surprise there. But setting alcohol aside for a moment, you find different locales face different challenges. In Collier and Lee counties, abuse of prescription drugs, principally high-voltage painkillers (OxyContin a form of oxycodone Vicodin and the like), and benzodiazepines (tranquilizers like Xanax) pose a significant and potentially deadly threat to young people. In Charlotte County, marijuana looms as the most stubborn problem.What the doctor ordered?The youth of Southwest Florida have been placed in a most dangerous position. Prescription drugs are producing a new generation of addicts, the Cocaine Cowboys of the 1970s and 1980s replaced by unscrupulous men and women in white coats armed with nothing more than a medical degree. Florida is the unquestioned pill mill capital of the United States. Routinely disguised as pain clinics, these mills usually operate on a cashonly basis and accept no insurance. The amount of drugs flowing out of such operations is astonishing. Consider this: Dave Aronberg, a former state senator who is now a special prosecutor with the state attorney generals office and charged with tackling the pill mill problem, recently noted that in the first six months of 2010, 41.2 million doses of oxycodone were prescribed in Florida. The total prescribed doses of oxycodone in every other state combined was 4.8 million. In other words, almost 90 percent of the oxycodone prescribed in the United States is ordered by Florida physicians. That pills are a major concern in Collier County and Naples makes sense, since the relative affluence of Naples often affords young people ample funds with which to purchase drugs. Kids dont even have to go out to the streets to get drugs, says Anne Frazier, executive director of Drug Free Collier. OxyContin is available in the schools; its traded and sold. Ms. Fraziers assertion is validated by the experience of a Naples man whose 16-year-old daughter struggles with addiction. When she was 12 years old, she and four of her friends overdosed on oxycodone at school, at eight in the morning, says the father, who requests anonymity to protect his daughter, who is currently in treatment and also faces charges for petty theft. Her addiction has resulted in other problems. She will (steal) things right in front of the security camera, he says. Its a cry for help, I believe. This takes a toll in many ways. When a kid is in trouble, the family is in trouble. When he learned of his daughters addiction, he asked her what percentage of her friends used drugs. She told me that it was 100 percent, he recalls. The extent of the pill problem in Naples is unbelievable. Ms. Frazier says statistics bear out this fathers concern about widespread drug and alcohol use among Colliers young people. According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, nearly 70 percent of Colliers high school students say they have used alcohol or illicit drugs. The survey also shows marijuana use on the rise. Forty-four percent of Collier high school students say they have used illicit drugs, according to the 2010 abuse survey. Nearly 23 percent of middle school students admitted to similar drug usage. Almost 13 percent of the high school students reported abuse of prescription pain relievers. Amphetamines were used by 4.6 percent of the students. It is easier (for a young person) to get an opiate than a beer in Naples, says Rick Furtado, director of community services for Inspirations Naples, a facility that specializes in treating adolescents ages 12-18 with addiction problems. (The David Lawrence Center in Naples treats both young and adult addiction cases.) Inspirations opened in Naples because so many young people from Collier were flocking to its flagship facility in Fort Lauderdale. The need in Naples for a specialized treatment center for young people was enormous, says Mr. Furtado. Mr. Furtado, 58, brings a special understanding to his job. He did battle with addiction (principally heroin) as teenager growing up in Massachusetts. He spent two stretches in prison (one for burglarizing pharmacies) before he turned 20. Amazingly, he earned a GED and was then awarded a scholarship to the University of Vermont, where he studied psychology and trained to be a counselor. But his problems with alcohol and drugs continued. At one point, he became so desperate that he voluntarily entered Bridgewater State Hospital, which is Massachusetts facility for the criminally insane and has been home to the likes of Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler. I needed help, and Bridgewater was the only place that would take me, he says. Thanks God those days are past, and places like Inspirations exist. Mr. Furtado, who has been clean and sober for the last 24 years, easily relates to the drug-troubled teenagers who pass through the doors of Inspirations. For the most part, these are good kids who could have great futures, he says. But unless they receive the proper treatment, theyre not going to make it. A lot of us live in a vacuum, says Ms. Frazier. Many of the adults just dont know how bad the problem is. But the kids know. They see it every day. They live it. Feeling the pain Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services in Fort Myers, also detects a growing menace with prescription medications. The number one withdrawal in our detox unit is from pain killers, he says. In years past, most of those in detox at SWFAS were white males between the ages of 45 and 55, and they were withdrawing from alcohol, Mr. Lewis says. Now, when I walk through detox, most of the people there are withdrawing from pain killers, and they look like my children (who are 27 and 24) or younger. Mr. Lewis blames this proliferation of pills on a variety of causes, but he says three stand out: our culture, pill mills and the availability of medications within the home. Look at all the prescription drug ads on television, he says. Were selling people a bad bill of goods. Were telling them that anxiety is not a part of human existence. Thats wrong. There are some days that anxiety is what gets me out of bed and going. Amity Chandler, director of DrugFree Charlotte County, seconds Mr. Lewis observation. In our pop culture you see a tolerance for underage drug use and drinking, she says. Look at what is shown on MTV and Spice TV. The theme is that using and drinking is cool. This makes it very difficult to convince kids otherwise. Theyre bombarded with all the wrong messages. The pill mill problem cannot be overstated, according to Mr. Lewis, and he uses a telling anecdote to illustrate that contention. Not long ago, SWFAS had 30 people on its waiting list for detox, most of them young people hooked on pills. At the same time, there was a raid on an enormous pill mill on the east coast of Florida. Within a day or so, the waiting list for detox at SWFAS jumped from 30 to 70, because local addicts had suddenly been cut off from a major supplier who was serving both coasts. The impact (of the pill mills) is stunning, he says. Florida has become the Wild West of this stuff. Ive had pharmacists tell me that a young person will come in with a prescription (from a pill mill) for 180 oxycodone and 120 Xanax. The kid pays in cash and then hes back the next day with another prescription from another source. These kids are getting lethal amounts of prescription drugs on a regular basis. Many pharmacists have begun limiting their supplies of drugs like oxycodone so they dont have the capacity to fill such large prescriptions. But others are all too happy to satisfy the demand.DRUGSFrom page A1 there was a raid on an enormous pill mill on the east coast of Florida. Within a day or so, the waiting list for detox at SWFAS jumped from 30 to 70, because local addicts had suddenly been cut off from a major supplier who was serving both coasts. Numbers to know>> Drug Free Collier: 377-0535; www. >> Drug Free Charlotte County: (941) 2550808; >> Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida: 931-9317; www.drugfreesw .org >> Southwest Florida Addiction Services: 332-6937; 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse SurveyPercentages of Collier County youth who report having used various drugs in their lifetimes: MIDDLE SCHOOL: Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.1 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.3 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 8.3 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 0.4 Cocaine or Crack . . . . . . . . . . 0.8 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 2.3 HIGH SCHOOL Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.4 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.7 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 33.9 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Cocaine or Crack . . . . . . . . . . 4.9 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 8.9 Percentages of Lee County youth who report having used various drugs in their lifetimes. MIDDLE SCHOOL Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.1 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.1 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 10.6 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 1.7 Cocaine or Crack . . . . . . . . . . 2.9 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 5.4 HIGH SCHOOL Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.5 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.8 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 33.4 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 2.9 Cocaine or Crack: . . . . . . . . . 4.6 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 11.6 Percentages of Charlotte County youth who report having used various drugs in their lifetimes: MIDDLE SCHOOL Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.8 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.0 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 11.7 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 0.7 Cocaine or Crack . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 5.0 HIGH SCHOOL Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.6 Cigarettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.5 Marijuana or Hashish . . . . . . . . 38.9 Methamphetamine . . . . . . . . . 2.1 Cocaine of Crack Cocaine . . . . . . . 5.9 Prescription Pain Relievers . . . . . . 12.8 SEE DRUGS, A9


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Must have coupon at time of purchaseLets be honest, youve got profiteers in any line of work, says Mr. Lewis. A large portion of the pills consumed by young people is coming out of home medicine cabinets. A typical scenario, Mr. Lewis says, is this: Dad hurts his back. He receives a prescription for 60 oxycodone pills for pain. Dad takes four or five pills and the pain subsides or he doesnt like the way drug makes him feel. Son or daughter knows the oxycodone is there and begins to pilfer it. Dad, who has forgotten about the pills, doesnt notice they are disappearing. To counter this pattern, many counties provide programs aimed at helping people dispose of unneeded and outdated prescription drugs. Operation Medicine Cabinet was held last month in Lee County, and some 400,000 pills were turned over during a five-day span. A similar event will be held April 30 in Naples at several sites. Addiction breeds not only desperation but ingenuity as well. Ms. Frazier says the lengths addicts will go to feed their addiction is mind-boggling. We have people rooting around in landfills and garbage cans, looking for discarded prescription containers, she says. If they find one for a drug they like, they have a name and its not hard to come up with an address. They then target the home for burglary, hoping to find more of the drug.Not just potThe perception that marijuana is a benign substance drives Amity Chandler of Drug Free Charlotte County up the wall. That is a myth, she says flatly. The myth largely is a product of the medical marijuana craze in places like California and is further perpetuated by mellow remembrances of aging hippies. The marijuana that is out there today is very different from the marijuana that was circulating in the 1960s and 1970s, she says, adding the THC (the primary intoxicant in marijuana) content is much higher than it was years ago, and that means the drug produces a much more pronounced physiological reaction. According to the 2010 youth abuse survey, about 40 percent of Charlotte Countys high school students and nearly 12 percent of its middle school students report marijuana use. Statewide, the figure for high school students is 33.8 percent and 10.5 percent for middle schoolers. Were not making the progress wed like with marijuana, Ms. Chandler says. It is unclear what is driving this marijuana surge in Charlotte, but ready availability coupled with relatively low prices are presumed to be key factors. One might think that the heavy marijuana use is linked to a more tolerant attitude toward the substance from baby boomer parents. But Ms. Chandler says statistics do not support that hypothesis.We used to think that baby boomers would just look away when it came to marijuana, she says, but our surveys of students dont bear that out. We found that 75 percent of the students said their parents dont approve of marijuana and strongly discourage any experimentation.A goal of Drug Free Charlotte County is to change the perceptions of young people toward drug usage. Ms. Chandler says studies have discovered that students think drug use is more widespread than it actually is. This produces a feeling on the part of some students that they must at least experiment with drugs to be accepted by their peers. We are trying to get across that most of our students dont use drugs, she says. Delaying experimentation and use is vital, according to Mark Mishek, president and chief executive of the Minnesota-based Hazelden Foundation. Founded in 1949, Hazelden not only operates treatment facilities (it has one in Naples that serves only adults), but it is also one of the leading publishers of books and other materials related to recovery. We really dont know what the real effect of drugs and alcohol is on a young persons brain, which is still developing, Mr. Mishek says. But we do know that young people who start at 13 or 14 or 15 are four times as likely to have problems as adults. You want to tell them to wait until college, please, if they are going to experiment at all. One major roadblock to addressing the problem of addiction involving young people is the cost of treatment. Hazelden charges about $26,000 a month for residential treatment of young adults at its other centers around the country, Mr. Mishek says, which is in line with other top-tier facilities. Hazelden invests about 6 percent of its income for scholarships and aid to families who cannot afford to pay full freight, he adds. Insurance for the treatment of substance abuse is filled with huge holes, he adds. Some plans will cover it, others will not. Those with low incomes and no insurance face daunting challenges and most likely will have to settle on a few days of detox and perhaps a few more days of actual treatment at a facility that receives public funding. Despite what appears to be a bleak landscape, those who fight the daily battle against addiction refuse to concede defeat. I am very optimistic, says Ms. Chandler. We face a world of obstacles, thats for sure. But despite all of that, most of our kids still make good decisions. Weve just got to keep working with those who dont. On Oct. 16, 2010, our lives changed forever when my stepdaughter Elise accidentally and tragically died from a multi-drug overdose in Pinellas County, Fla. Prescription medication, street drugs and alcohol were contributing factors in her passing. Elise was a beautiful and accomplished 21-year-old senior at Eckerd College. She had been on the deans list and had a wonderful life ahead of her. Each day, I see the effects of our devastating loss: a mother grieving for the daughter she loved so much, and my stepsons missing their loving sister. The perils of inappropriate prescription drug use affect people in all walks of life, from young people to middle-aged and senior citizens. It does not discriminate against economic class, gender or race, and the results are devastating. Per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, seven people die each day from prescription drug overdoses in Florida. While we cannot bring Elise back, my wife and I have made it our mission to reduce the daily number of prescription drug-related deaths from seven to zero. On March 10, the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill to end the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program authorized by the Florida Legislature in 2009. The full Florida House still needs to approve the committee bill, and the Florida Senate would need to adopt a companion bill. There is much more work to be done. PDMP funding was to occur through private foundations and grants, not through taxpayer funds. Enough money has been raised to launch and run the PDMP for a year. The PDMP was designed to be a tool for physicians and pharmacies to reduce doctor shopping and fraud, and to limit the flow of Schedule II-IV narcotics. It would allow doctors and pharmacies to check and see if a patient is receiving the same or comparable narcotic prescriptions elsewhere. The majority of the health and human services committee believes that they need an approach that stops the supply, not monitors the problem. My family and I respectfully disagree. The issue is not the supply of the narcotics coming from the wholesalers, but rather, whether the drugs are being abused by patients and used by other people. Gov. Rick Scott and others have publicly cited privacy concerns and the premise that its not the role of government to oversee/regulate narcotic prescriptions. As a life-long conservative Republican, I do not like government intrusion and regulations placed on the lives of American citizens. However, if government has any role, it must be to provide for the public health and safety of its citizens. It rightfully does so by criminalizing illegal drug use, underage drinking and drunk driving. We need to take a further step in eliminating the poison of prescription drug abuse. The same privacy concern was initially raised in other states that have a PDMP. However, those states found ways to safeguard patient privacy and comply with HIPAA. If 34 states took the necessary steps to protect patient privacy, then Florida can do it, too. As the PDMP and pill mill debate heats up, it is important to avoid doctor and pain clinic bashing and to have a fair and balanced approach to the surrounding issues. We must not forget that most doctors and licensed pain management clinics are seeking to look after the health and safety of their patients without overmedicating them. We need to protect individuals with cancer or verifiable back and neck injuries, so they can receive the care and treatment that they need. Law enforcement must continue to pursue the physicians and pain clinics that are giving the medical profession a black eye through excessively dispensing/prescribing narcotics and engaging in illegal operations. The prescription drug issue is a multifaceted problem that requires multiple solutions. We need to implement the PDMP without using taxpayer funds, strengthen criminal penalties against individuals who illegally dispense and/ or possess these narcotics, and enhance the criminal sanctions against people who crush, inject or inhale these pain pills. My wife and I are calling on the governor and those opposed to the PDMP to abandon politics as usual. Pass a law for Elise and all of the other victims so we can reduce the daily number of deaths in our state from seven to zero. Shawn Seliger, Fort Myers Mr. Seliger is an attorney with Bergermann and Seliger Law Firm. A a former assistant state attorney, assistant public defender, high school teacher and drug and alcohol counselor, he serves on the executive board of the Lee Mental Health Center. DRUGSFrom page A8After crying, we opened our eyes

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Beloved White Medicine Man deserves a place in local historyThey could not capture me except for a white flag. They could not hold me except with a chain. Osceola, Seminole chief, 1838In the 1700s, Europeans dubbed the Florida Indians Seminoles, meaning the wild ones. Seminole historians divide the warring years into the War of 1812 (1812-1815), the Creek War (18131814), the Creek Civil War (1813), the First Seminole War (1818-1819), the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), the Scare of 1849-1850 and the Third Seminole War (1855-1858). While the dates often conflict (depending upon historians and cultures), one thing is clear: The conflicts added up to one long war against the Creeks and their descendants, the Seminoles. With only 200-300 Seminole-Miccosukee remaining in Florida after the final war, little was seen of them until the late 19th century, when they began trading again in Chokoloskee and Immokalee. Every so often in the world of historical research, a treasure is discovered. When the treasure involves family history, its value is compounded. Just like the unearthing of the richest Calusa find in Southwest Florida history in 1895 at the Marco Inn, fifth-generation Lee Countian Woodward Woody Hanson unearthed a rare trove. Mr. Hansons find didnt come from the black earth, however; but rather from black trash bags.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN of these archives (copies) in order to dispel myths and create a truer portrait of the lives of the SeminoleMiccosukee Indians. The archives, shown just as his grandfather recorded them, present an amalgamated tapestry that was woven through the eyes of an anthropologist, advocate and friend of the Indians. Compiled into an exhibit titled My Grandfather: The White Medicine Man, a portion of Mr. Hansons historical treasure trove is on display through April at Naples Backyard Historys new Old Naples Museum at the Plaza on Broad Avenue South. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Hanson is a man on a mission. His informal but passionate accounts cant hide his Scots-Irish heritage, just as the exhibit cannot conceal the love of a grandson for his grandfather. Perhaps from him we can all learn why his grandfather, The White Medicine Man, who was known and admired by all, has been left out of local and state history. Discovering the treasureToo grief stricken to deal with all the family belongings after his fathers death in October 2005, Mr. Hanson finally began to understand why people would come by from time to time asking if they could pick up the stuff. Only after opening countless black trash bags and discovering more than 1,000 historical documents and images from 1884 to the mid-20th century did Mr. Hanson realize how much his forebears had valued family most everyones family in Lee County and beyond. It all began 26 years after the last Seminole War, when London-born Dr. William Hanson and his wife, Julia Allen, decided to stay in Fort Myers while on their way to Cuba. Their contributions to the area were so strong that upon Mrs. Hansons death in 1934, her obituaries honored her lifetime commitment to her community and state and called her the most beloved woman in Florida. Those genes of caring ran in the family. Her son, Stanley Hanson (1883-1945), who mastered the Seminole language as a boy, eventually became best known for his work with the Seminole-Miccosukee Indians, by whom he was trusted implicitly. His trustworthiness was so great that he was able to do what no white man had every done: join the council of elders at the annual Green Corn Dance, where he was called The White Medicine Man.Honoring a legacyThe troves of information uncovered included unparalleled insight into the communitys connection with the neighboring Seminole-Miccosukee Indians. Two generations of letters and writings by such noted figures as Ernest Coe, father of the Everglades, and Graham Copeland, Barron Colliers engineer hired to build the Tamiami Trail, affords the viewer a rare perspective. Now the family curator, the younger Mr. Hanson has decided to share many COURTESY PHOTOStanley Hanson, The White Medicine Man, with some of his Seminole friends.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 A23 Find the time for SCORE workshopSCORE Naples presents a workshop for anyone who struggles with time management at work or at home from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Presenters Denny Brooke, a SCORE counselor, and Paul Messino of Business Technology Insight will discuss strategies and share some tricks for better managing time through control of physical, environmental and behavioral aspects of everyday life. They will also touch on how technology can help. Mr. Brooke was a co-founder of one of the nations fastest growing, publicly traded retail chains during the 1980s. Mr. Messino started several businesses in Connecticut and Florida over the last 28 years. His consulting company specializes in relationship and customer management products. Registration is $35. Make a reservation at or call the SCORE office at 430-0081 weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Tutor training coming up with Literacy VolunteersVolunteer tutors are at the heart of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, the organization that teaches illiterate and non-English-speaking adults to read, write and understand English. No knowledge of a second language is necessary to become a tutor. However, volunteers must be high-school graduates who can devote two to three hours a week to a student and who can preferably commit to one year of volunteering after training is completed. The next tutor training session will take place Monday and Wednesday, March 28 and 30, at LVCC headquarters, 281 Airport Road South. The two-day class covers how to teach non-native speaking adults reading, writing and vocabulary as well as how to plan lessons and set goals based on each students abilities and needs. LVCC covers the cost of the training and provides tutors with workbooks, lesson plans and all the resources necessary to begin working with a student. To sign up for the upcoming tutor training or to learn more about other ways to volunteer, call 262-4448, ext. 300, or visit Play date set for prospective preschool familiesSt. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School invites preschoolers and their parents to a Cat in the Hat Play Date from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. The evening is open to all families of children who will be 3, 4 or 5 ears old by Sept. 1.The fun will include snacks and a Dr. Seuss craft as well as the chance to meet pre-school and kindergarten teachers and tour the classrooms and campus. Highlight of the evening will be a visit from the Cat in the Hat and his friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2.Parents who sign up their child that evening for the next school year will receive $100 off the registration fee. St. Elizabeth Seton School is a certified Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten provider. Those unable to attend the play date/open house can schedule a tour by calling Admissions Director Kaydee Tuff at 455-2262 or 269-2412.

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Three dollars of each Collier County student registration will be given back to that students school music program. Visit the website above for more information. You can walk, run or ride for ICANThe Island Coast Aids Network is expanding the annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk for ICAN to include a certified 5K run and a 100-mile bicycle ride. Everything starts and finishes at Cambier Park on Saturday, April 16. The event is open to everyone, and four-legged friends on leashes are also welcome to participate. Registration and pledges can be made online at For more information, call Mitch Haley 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail Get moving for Immokalee literacy organizationThe Immokalee Run & Ride for Literacy, a benefit for the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy, takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. A 5K race and 1-mile fun run are on the agenda for Saturday; bike rides of 15, 30 and 62 miles will set out on Sunday. All events begin and end at the Farm Worker Village in Immokalee. For registration or more information, call Dee Siemianowski the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy at at 657-2398 or visit Turtle Trot 5K coming to Lovers KeyFriends of Lovers Key are setting the pace for the Turtle Trot 5K coming up Saturday, April 30. Runners and walkers trek over a hard-packed shell path along the Black Island Trail, climb a 38-foot-high Calusa Indian mound and cross two bridges as they race toward the finish line at the beach. Breakfast and awards are presented at the Lovers Key pavilion. Registration is $25 by April 23 and $30 thereafter. Sponsors include Whole Foods, Angel Animal Hospital and Sweet Tomatoes. Register online at For more information, call 463-4588. Hop aboard a paddlebaord for luau racesThe second annual Stand-Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Bayfront marketplace and marina. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar has signed on as title sponsor. Five SUP division races will take place along the picturesque waterfront as follows: 10 a.m., boys ages 10-16; 11 a.m., girls ages 10-16; noon, womens open; 1 p.m., mens open; and 3 p.m., Special Olympics Athletes Race, in which the top 10 finishers will compete with a Special Olympics athlete atop their board. Trophy presentations at Shanes Cabana Bar will follow the final race. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on race day, or participants can sign up in advance at Noodles. The $25 registration fee will go to Special Olympics Collier County. Paddlers are asked to bring their own boards, although Naples Kiteboarding and True Water Sports will provide boards at no charge. 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Im picking over each one, removing the bad leaves and making it look the best it can be.The Naples Flower ShowThe theme of this years flower show is Garden Party, in honor of the newly renovated Naples Botanical Garden, where the event has been held for the last seven years. Entries are judged according to National Garden Club standards. The hallways between the exhibits will be decked out with traditional garden party accoutrements from nearly three dozen vendors. With at least 68 entries in the floral design category, ranging form traditional to avant-garde arrangements, and more than 300 varieties in the horticulture category, its not your grandmothers garden even though thats likely where many exhibitors got their first glimpse of the pastime. My grandmother was from Lithuania, and when she and my grandfather retired, they moved to an acre in a suburb of St. Louis, said Ms. Chehayl, who is a Master Gardener and a certified Florida Horticulturalist. They gardened the whole thing very intensely with plum trees and apple trees and strawberries and vegetables everything you could possibly imagine. I grew up going to her house and honestly didnt think I was particularly interested in it until I got a house of my own. Then I realized how relaxing an endeavor gardening is. The flower show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25-26. Admission for $12.95 includes entry to the Naples Botanical Garden. First-second-and third-place ribbons, as well as honorable mentions, will be awarded before the show opens. In addition to the horticulture and floral design categories, the show has a third division for special exhibits and artistic crafts. Educational exhibits on tiger beetles, fighting hunger, bonsai and protecting the environment will also be judged; invitational exhibits on Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), orchids and native plants will be displayed but not judged. Artistic crafts including gift boxes, hats in the garden and cakes, all must incorporated fresh or dried plant materials and will be judged.Naples Orchid Society Show & SaleOrchid Fantasy is the theme of this years show hosted by Naples Orchid Society and Rotary Club of Naples at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Hundreds of orchids will be on display in hanging baskets and in container arrangements and clinging to trees in massive floor displays. They have names like cattleya, oncidium, dendrobium, cymbidium, vanda and phalaenopsis, many smell like vanilla, chocolate and exotic tropical perfumes. The four vendors hand-picked to sell orchids and supplies at the show will create the larger floor displays. Judges from the American Orchid Society will pick the best entries. The Grand Champion Awards for best orchid plant and best exhibit, as well as winners in numerous other categories, will be revealed when the show opens at 3 p.m. Friday, March 25. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25-27. Admission is $6. All proceeds from admission to the show will go to Laces of Love, providing new shoes to low income and disadvantaged children in Lee and Collier counties. To help raise additional funds, raffle tickets will be sold for three prizes: an oriental rug donated by Abbey Carpet & Floor, an Apple iPad and a weekend for two with golf at the Naples Beach Club Hotel & Golf Club. COURTESY PHOTO Norm Dolder preps his orchid for the 2010 show. BOTANYFrom page 1 On your way to or from the Naples Flower Show or the Naples Orchid Society Show & Sale, be sure to make a detour to Third in Bloom. At the Garden Showcase at 1350 Third St. S., youll see vignettes created by the some the areas finest gardening professionals. Votes for the Peoples Choice must be cast by 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Third Street South concierge kiosk. Ballots serve as entries into a drawing for a Third in Bloom gift basket. The Peoples Choice winner and gift basket winner will be announced at noon Saturday, March 26, at the Garden Showcase. Heres what else is happening: 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 24: Painting demonstration by Dominique Boisjoli, Garden Showcase 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 24: Music by Marc Vee & The Perfect Gentlemen 10 a.m. Friday, March 25: Container gardening workshop by Jim Bixler, Fleischmann Plaza 2 p.m. Friday, March 25: How to Create a Living Driveway by Christian Busk, Fleischmann Plaza 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26: Third Street South farmers market 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26: Plant sale, Garden Showcase This years Garden Showcase vignettes will be created by Crawford Landscaping, Driftwood Garden Center, GardenBleu Landscape Architecture, Garden District, Golden Gate Nursery, W. Christian Busk Landscape Architects and Wizzard Services. And dont forget Third in Bloom


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The Humane Society Naples welcomes well-behaved pets and their owners to Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Mercato. Vendors will be on hand to show off their pet specialty products and services. Demonstrations by the SW Florida Professional Dog Trainers Alliance will be presented every hour, and therapy and assistance dogs from Paws for Love will be there, too. Refreshments and raffles provide an extra bonus. Adoptable pets from the Human Society Naples and other area rescue organizations will also be on hand, hoping to find new and permanent homes. Owners are encouraged to enter their fourlegged friends in contests for Best Costume, Best Voice, Best Trick/Talent and Smallest/Biggest. There will also be a PetOwner Lookalike competition. Contests begin at noon. A $5 entry free for each category will the Humane Society Naples no-kill shelter and adoption center. Those vendors who wish to have a display should call Ali OConnor, assistant director of development, at 6431880, ext. 18, or e-mail events@ NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TW0 A33NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week Musings WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with a Free for All from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Typical admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. Octagon is a safe haven as well as a rehabilitation and rescue center for more than 200 animals. Tigers, baboons, alligators, lions, bear, leopards, cougars, birds and many small animals are cared for much like humans in assisted-living facilities. Many of these animals come to the Octagon from Florida Fish and Wildlife and from caring people who can no longer provide for their animals. Others are rescued from circuses, carnivals, zoos and animal acts that are no longer wanted. Regardless of where they come from, most of them would be euthanized if not for Octagon. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and a picnic lunch (dine just feet away from the tigers) and to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No pets allowed. To get to Octagon, take I-75 north to Exit 143. Drive east for three miles and turn north on State Road 31. After about five miles, turn left on Horseshoe Road (look for the Octagon sign on the right). For more information, visit www. Wildlife sanctuary celebrates 33 years with Free for All Bark in the Park celebrates pets and their people be there too Refreshments a n h e n d i n w rr s t t Voice Best Trick/Talent an d Sm al le st /B ig ge st t and Smallest/Biggest Th ere wi ll a ls o be a P et Owner Lookalike com p e t ition. Contests begin a t noon. A $ 5 entry free fo r e ac h cate g ory wi ll t h e Humane Societ y Nap l es no-kill shelter and ad op ti on c en te r. Th ose ve nd ors wh o wis h to h ave a d ispla y should call Ali OConnor, assistant director of develo pment, at 6 431880, ext. 1 8, or e -mail events@ hsna pl t r COURTESY PHOTOS1. Gabby takes a turn on the agility ramp with assistance from Melissa White and Dennis Zuck at Bark in the Park 2010. 2. Lincoln Emery takes Tiger through his paces in preparation for the Best Trick contest. 3. Nelda Laws leads Sadie in the Best Trick contest. 4. Kim Himmel gets a kiss from Rosco the Italian greyhound. omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Physician & Surgeoncomplete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 03/31/2011Naples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal.CODE: FW00 MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health or call 239-398-8623 UP TO12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH FINANCING*A NEW TRANE/LENNOX AC SYSTEM$3,500 OFF

PAGE 33 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 HEALTHY LIVING TO YOUR HEALTH STRAIGHT TALK From time-to-time, I give you a fly-onthe-wall glimpse into discussions at our NCH board of trustees meetings. Last week, many of our 25 community board members heard the following highlights from some of our most important board committees. We will share summaries for the full board at their next meeting in two weeks. Quality Committee Drs. Kenny Bookman and Doug Harrington, along with Scott Wiley, director of respiratory care, and Jon Kling, our ICU microsystem director, presented plans to reduce the time a patient is on the ICU ventilator. This is important because less time on the ventilator decreases the chances of a patient contracting pneumonia and also costs the patient and the hospital less. Our team attending the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, a consortium of 50 hospitals, has profited from knowledge of best practices in this area and others. Strategic Planning Committee Strategic planning is an evolving process at NCH. In that context, our partnership with the NCH Healthcare Group has grown to 67 physicians and 20 mid-level providers. Such partnerships generate complex questions: What should we select as primary quality metrics? How can all 17 of our offices become Joint Commission accredited? How should we grow? What is our goal for patient satisfaction, as measured by the independent Press Ganey surveys? And how can we implement a seamless electronic medical record for everyone in the community? All these questions require answers, executable solutions and specific timelines. These are only some of the questions the Strategic Planning Committee and the larger board are tackling. Additionally, Drs. David Axline and Ron Levine and COO Phil Dutcher shared an overview of the progress and plans of the Naples Heart Institute, which is a division of the NCH Healthcare Group. Human Resources Committee The highlight here was R.N. Jen Ringle sharing her teams outstanding progress in shared governance. We now have eight teams making significant contributions to patient safety and quality while improving the working experience for everyone. Shared governance has made a huge difference in the quality care we deliver to the community. Also, Karen Judd presented on best practices in competency assessment. Marketing Committee Committee Chair Sue Dalton reviewed our This Is My Hospital campaign and then expanded the discussion to how best to share our message that excellent pediatric care is available close to home. In particular, we are committed to spreading the word about our new Peds ER, a wonderful addition for young families in our community. Patient Satisfaction Committee Committee Chair Mariann MacDonald reviewed the results of follow-up calls to patients discharged over the past few months, with an eye toward identifying trends and ways to continue improving the patient experience. We are also developing a Patient Advisory Council, made up of recent patients willing to share their experiences with caregivers. What better way to understand patients experiences than through their own eyes? Finally, I had the great pleasure this week of visiting a regular Wellness Center member who had a total hip replacement, administered by Dr. Mort Bertram. Not so unusual, you might say, since NCH is the second busiest total joint replacement hospital in the country for Medicare patients. True. However, patient Mae Wood is 101-years-old! And I expect she will be back working out at the Wellness Center just as soon as shes done on the 5S Rehab floor. Board committees share news of their recent accomplishments FiiIifl allenWEISS Forward march for healthy babiesThe 2011 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes takes place Saturday, April 30, in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. In Naples, the march steps out at 7 p.m. at Cambier Park. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and an award ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. Revenue chairman is Rick Gallo, manager partner of StructureLinx and CEO of CloseWatch Services. The Lee County march will take place in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers at the same time as the Naples event. In Charlotte County, the walk will begin at the Peach River Regional Medical Center with registration at 8 a.m., the walk at 9 a.m. and awards at 10 a.m. This years Collier and Lee county Ambassador Child is Sawyer Green, the son of Buzz and Krista Green, who was born at just 25 weeks weighing 2 pounds, 1 ounce. Thanks in part to funds raised at March for Babies events, today Sawyer is a healthy and happy toddler. The Charlotte County Ambassador Child is Peter Stoppiello, who weighed 3 pounds when he was born 10 weeks premature to parents Tom and Kerri Stoppiello. Like Sawyer, he is a happy, healthy toddler today. Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today, with more than 500,000 babies born too early every year. Funds raised by March of Babies in Southwest Florida help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Form a team and register to March for Babies at www.marchforbabies. org. For more information, call the Southwest Florida March of Dimes at 433-3463. Dance class and support group for Parkinsons patientsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida provides several regular programs and services for those who have Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. Free dance classes: 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Fleischman Park. Support group meetings: 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Bentley Village; 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at PASFl headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Free and open to the public. Also coming up: The 13th annual educational symposium: Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker is Dr. Robert Hauser, professor of neurology at the University of South Florida. Cost is $15. For more information about any of the above, and to make reservations for the symposium, call 4173465. A new branch of the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise has opened in Southwest Florida to serve residents from Marco Island to Sanibel-Captiva and Fort Myers. Owners Nancy and Evan Zelden and Connie Gwin will engage area seniors to provide in-home services and assistance to other seniors. Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services offers compassionate non-medical services for seniors by seniors to help them live independently with dignity and respect. Receivers are those who need companionship, transportation, meal preparation, overnight stays and light housekeeping duties, among other services; providers are seniors with the heart of a volunteer, but are compensated for their time. This peer-to-peer assistance is about building relationships between seniors that can share life experiences, Ms. Gwin says. She adds she and her partners, the Zeldens, understand the challenges that come with living long distances from family members, especially parents. They have pulled their skill sets together to create a business that truly impacts their community in a positive way. Mr. Zelden has an extensive background in business and giving back to his community by leading recreational programs for people of all ages in his hometown in Indiana. He is a graduate of Ball State University in Indiana. Mrs. Zelden is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She works with local charities such as the Island Coast AIDS Network and Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. Ms. Gwin graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. As a certified biofeedback specialist and pain reduction specialist, she has worked with autistic children and with many adults. The three have a unique combination of being loving, caring and compassionate toward our senior population combined with having the organizational skills to manage a successful center, says Jim Hansen, regional director of Seniors Helping Seniors in Florida. Founders Philip and Kiran Yocom founded Seniors Helping Seniors as a nonprofit organization in Berks County, Pa., more than 10 years ago. The original Seniors Helping Seniors center still provide more than 1,000 hours of service every month. What began as a heartfelt mission to fill a need that was not being served by our local community is now being recognized as a prime business opportunity being fueled by the fastest growing demographic in our society, Mr. Yocom says. We want our franchises to be the first place that seniors in need of non-medical services as well as those seeking extra income call. More than 100 Seniors Helping Seniors franchises operate in 30 states, from Florida to California. For more information about Seniors Helping Seniors in Southwest Florida, call 2438555, e-mail helpingseniors@comcast. net or visit www.seniorshelpingseniors. com/SouthwestFlorida. Seniors Helping Seniors franchise offers in-home services in Southwest FloridaSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYN. ZELDEN E. ZELDEN GWIN COURTESY PHOTO


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 150 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 call 239-343-6950, or visit Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Co llier, Lee, Char lotte, Hendry and Glades c ounties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be c onstruc ted at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F l orida will house 148 beds and all of the ancillary specialty servic es to treat the most critically ill children and their families. P lease join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest F l orida. For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation The Most Comprehensive Skin Center in SWFL Ofces: North Naples Downtown Naples Marco Island Fort Myers Cape CoralNonsurgical Skin Care Treatment Cosmetic Dermatology Mohs Micrographic Surgery Phototherapy Center Aesthetic Plastic Surgery New Location The Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser and Skin Center Institute261 9th St. South Downtown Naples Just two blocks North of 5th Ave. Now taking new patients 239-216-4337 Our team of skillfull caring providers offers the very latest advances in Dermatology while treating each patient like family. Whether you have skin health concerns or just want to look your best, trust the experts at Riverchase Dermatology and Spa Blue MD. Were Rede ning Dermatology. Redening Dermatology: Where Science Meets Beauty Charles Camisa, MD Laura Taylor, ARNP Daniel Wasserman, MDWEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 A35 Wind Mitigation Home InspectionBeat the Rush Get Ready for Hurricane SeasonDiscounted Prices 10% Off WEST COASTSOLUTIONS, INC.REMODELING HURRICANE PROTECTION RESTORATION Windows Entry Doors Sliding Glass Doors Attic Insulation Lanai Enclosures Crown Moulding and Trim Hurricane Protection $5.75linear foot5.25" Crown Painted & Installed Windows 1-800-598-7506Gadoury & Gadoury & AssociatesCGC019309 TO YOUR HEALTH Classes, activities designed to help visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss offers two classes for those who are going blind or having vision loss. A class in Daily Living Skills is taught from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through May 17. Participants will learn skills for safe, independent navigation at home, work or in the community, as well as how to read tactile medication labels, cook, identify money and more. Part of the class also teaches the use of assistive technology such as large-print displays and talking computers. Coping with Vision Loss is taught from 10 a.m. to noon and also from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays through June 23. This class will help those facing vision loss or impairment gain confidence that they can live healthy, productive lives. Seating is limited for both classes, which are taught at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 242 Bayfront Place. Lighthouse of Collier also conducts a monthly activity especially for children and teens who are visually impaired or blind. In addition, Lighthouse of Collier Inc. 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 class reservations or for more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 NEWS A37 Some birds are apprehensive of new toys. If yours is one of them, try to set the toy outside the cage (but within eye range) for a day or two, and then put it on the floor of the cage for another day or two. Once your bird starts to play with the toy, you can go ahead and attach it to the cage. (Stainlesssteel split-ring key chains, available at any hardware store, are a safe, secure and inexpensive way to attach toys to cage bars.) Dont overwhelm your pet with toys. Instead, keep two or three in the cage and rotate new ones in regularly. Shopping for bird toys can be fun, but the costs do add up, especially if you have one of those gleefully destructive parrots. With some creativity you can make your money go further by complementing store-bought bird toys with alternatives. The cardboard cores of toilet-paper and paper-towel rolls are perfect for shredding, especially for smaller birds. String those tubes together on a thick leather cord and hang them in your birds cage. Other cheapies include ballpoint pens with the ink tubes removed, Ping-Pong balls, old plastic measuring cups and spoons, and plastic bottle tops. (Wash in hot soap and water, rinse well and air-dry before offering such items to your bird.) Toothbrushes are another bargain toy sturdy and colorful. You can buy cheap ones new or give your pet your worn ones after running them through your dishwasher. (Or hand-washing in soapy water, followed by rinsing and air-drying.) The hard plastic keys on a ring sold for human babies are also a budget-wise buy that birds l ove, and real keys can be just as fun, after a scrubbing. Keep your eyes and mind open for playthings your bird can enjoy you may surprise yourself with the possibilities! Birds need toys to keep brains, bodies busymade to hold food items, such as dried corncobs or fruit chunks. With these, eating is a large part of the fun. Construction: Challenging toys, the best choice for busy birds, feature pieces combined in ways that make it hard for the birds to pull the whole product apart but not too hard. Indestructible toys are not appropriate for most birds, because the time and energy used to rip apart the gadget is part of the reason toys fill such a need. Size: Little toys for little birds; big toys for big birds. A big bird can catch and lose a toe in a toy made for a smaller bird, and small birds can get their heads trapped in toys made for their larger relatives.Toys are essential to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of parrots large and small. Playthings help keep pet birds fit, while also fighting the boredom that can contribute to behavioral problems such as feather-picking. There are toys your bird can hold, toys that hang from the top and sides of the cage, and toys that do double duty as perches and swings. Twirlies, holdies, chewies, puzzles and noisemakers can all keep your bird occupied. Although you can buy toys by major manufacturers from the big chain stores, its also nice to choose from the variety of playthings lovingly made by a cottage industry of bird lovers that are available from independent bird shops, through catalogs and on the Internet. Some basic rules apply when shopping for toys to ensure they are suitable and safe for your bird. Look for the following when choosing bird toys: Materials: Toys are subject to your birds healthy urge to destroy, which means safe components are a must. Wood, rawhide, plastic or stainless-steel chain, rope, cloth and hard plastic are among the more popular materials that make up safe toys. Choose toys that break down into pieces that cant be swallowed. An exception: Toys PET TALES Parrot playtimeA variety of toys to gleefully destroy is important to the mental and physical health of birds.BY DR. MARTY BECKER and GINA SPADAFORI_________________Special To Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTO Pets of the Week >> Alula is a 5-year-old German shepherd mix. Shes a bit shy, but very smart and agile. Her adoption fee is $75.>> Felicia is a 1-year-old washed tortie. Still a kitten at heart, shes playful and friendly. Her adoption fee is $55.>> Kahlua is 2 years old and acts like royalty as she observes serenely from her perch. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Mugsy Malone is a 7-year-old pointer mix whos super shy and needs someone very patient. His adoption fee is $75.To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit


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Find the right balance of before-and after-tax investments for your situation.Thursday, March 17, 2011 Thursday, March 24, 201112-2 p.m.Ruths Chris 23151 Village Shops Way Estero, FL 33928 Space is limited. Contact Tatiana to make a reservation. Call (239) 768.8821 or email is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation. Presented by:Danielle Emery, CFPFinancial Advisor CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 203 Fort Myers, FL 33912 (239) 768.8819Brokerage, investment and nancial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. 2011 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. MUSINGS Rx Come here often? ...know when to hold em; know when to fold em.... Kenny Rogers, The Gambler My blood runs cold. My memory has just been sold. My angel is the centerfold. The J. Geils Band Men take their misfortunes to heart, and keep them there. A gambler does not talk about his losses; the frequenter of brothels, who finds his favorite engaged by another, pretends to be just as well off without her; the professional street-brawler is quiet about the fights he has lost; and a merchant who speculates on goods will conceal the losses he may suffer. All act as one who steps on dog dung in the park. Ihara Saikaku, What the Seasons Brought to the Almanac Maker (1686) Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate. ubiquitous punch card phraseOrigami is the art of folding paper into forms without cutting or gluing. Although the number of basic folds is small, the creation of forms is limited only by the imagination of those who fold and those who see. Little is known about its origin. Some say it began in China about 2,000 years ago, around the time of the invention of paper. Others say that origami is first referenced in Ihara Saikakus poem, Paper butter flies in a dream. This poem, written in 1680, reads in part: Rosei-ga yume-no cho-wa orisue. This transliteration of the Japanese can be translated: The butter flies in Roseis dream would be origami. The origami image called orisue refers to a model of male and female butter flies, enfolded, usually used to wrap the saki bottles at a wedding. Ihara Saikaku is credited with the creation of the Japanese floating world genre of prose. This style of writing of the Edo period (1600 1867 CE) focused on a world of pleasure both tranquil and intense. The world is peopled with folds of geisha, kabuki actors, samurai, and prostitutes. Images of this world show a beauty that is simple, fleeting, evanescent. At any moment, all could merely fold. Certainly evanescent but perhaps beyond simple is the geologic fault unfolding of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that sunk Japan two feet and brought it 13 feet closer to North America. This quake also shifted the axis of the earth 6.5 inches. And day was shortened by 1.6 microseconds as the mass of the earth shifted toward its center, and so began to spin faster. The quakes resultant tsunami swept in thousands of deaths, lost beings and freezing homeless. And radiation fears continue to mount as the effects on possibly folding nuclear reactors is diagnosed. This is a far cry from the floating world chashitsu, the periods freestanding simple wooden tea houses. These little houses have low entrances, low ceilings, no furniture. Decoration is no more than one calligraphy scroll and a carefully placed flower. The chashitsu were given names and enfolded in little gardens. Walkways entwined the little tea houses of the floating world. Ukiyo, the Japanese word for this floating world, is a homophone. Its word partner with the same sound ironically has the opposite meaning. Sorrowful world is the earthly world of death and rebirth, the world of suffering from which eastern religions plot escape. Tsunamis and quakes remind us. We are creatures of brief duration, just a few cellular folds without glue. Like the wings of angels, passing over and under. Beautiful. Please watch carefully. The show is about to enfold, unfold, fold. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.


Boca Raton Lake Park Melbourne Tampa Orlando Jacksonville Hallandale Sarasota Ft. Myers Naples Alpharetta ScottsdaleTRUCKLOADS OF FABRICS JUST ARRIVED!Come in to Boca Bargoons this week and pay pennies on the dollar for top name designer fabrics like Travers, Kravet, Scalamandre, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House and Robert Allen Offer ends Saturday.DECORATIVE FABRIC SALEMon. Sat. 10 5:3010%Labor only. Cannot be combined with other offers. See store for details. Limit 1 per customer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Offer ends Saturday.Any single workroom item FREEOffLabor only. See store for details. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Offer ends Saturday.THROW PILLOW with any workroom order of $100 or moreSpecializing in Quality Custom Draperies, Bedding, Pillows, Upholstery and More....You Dream it, We Make it. Custom One at Boca BargoonsNAPLES / 4425 Tamiami Trail East (239) 417-0259Boca Bargoons, famous for having high-end fabrics in stock for less than wholesale has just restocked and their entire inventory is 30% off the lowest ticketed price. This is the time to shop where the designers shop for all those interested in beautifying their homes with decorative fabric. Boca Bargoons 10,000 square foot showroom is crammed with high-end full rolls of all the namebrand decorative fabrics you could w ish for and this week they will be having a sale that should have even the most discriminating decorative fabric shoppers excited. Since 1988 Boca Bargoons has been the major supplier of highend fabrics to South Florida. Now an icon to the home decorating community, Boca Bargoons has inv ested years of merchanthood to brand names such as Scalamandre, Clarence House, Travers, Brunschwig & Fils, Lee Jofa, and many others. But, what makes Boca Bargoons famous and uniquely coveted by so many is that they have all those brand name fabrics in stock. Thousands upon thousands of rolls skillfully coordinated fabrics in hundreds of vignettes of color, pattern, and style fill this extraordi-Boca Bargoons combines quality, experience and value during 30% off salenary store. This system of merchandising requires thousands of man hours from devoted craftsmen tediously pairing complementary fabrics of ten or more together. These fabrics are suitable for use in adjoining rooms, thus eliminating the search time for pairing fabrics together in decorating projects. For some, decorating a home can be a insurmountable task but when you shop at Boca Bargoons you gain not only quality fabrics and trims but the expertise to get the job done beautifully and within budget. To get started all you have to do is come into Boca Bargoons and meet with one of their experienced professionals. They will help with proper fabric selection and calculate the necessary yardage so that you will have all the fabric required for each project. Boca Bargoons is committed to making your home a place of beauty and comfort with a style that reflects your own. No other fabric store can beat Boca Bargoons quality, selection and value, especially during their huge 30% off sale now in progress! So if you love beautiful decorative fabric and want a deal of a lifetime as well, come into Boca Bargoons today! Mon. Sat. 10 5:30 30 % Take an extrathe lowest ticketed price on their entire inventoryOffPlus10 %OffLimit 1 per customer. Offer ends Saturday.any single item in stock R NAPLES / 4425 Tamiami Trail East (239) 417-9107ADVERTORIAL


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011Lawyers and DolphinsA bar association luncheon, and Don Shula at his namesake restaurant. B9 Top producersWomens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf holds its annual awards luncheon. B9 Ask the FoolIt is OK to hang on to loser stocks while waiting for recovery? B6 INSIDE COURTESY PHOTOYou cant hold down love. But you can hold down the cost. From high-end to low-end, wedding planners on the Southwest coast who can offer among the most envious waterfront settings in North America are looking to help their clients save money these days, rather than chasing every opulent whimsy, they say. Then the low overheads can prove as enviable as the nice views.WEDDING BELLS& BUDGETSBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SEE WEDDINGS, B8 Planners haggle on brides behalvesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY By 2015, companies will generate 50 percent of their Web sales via their socialmedia presence and mobile applications, according to Gartner Inc. As context gains importance, analysts revealed eight dos and donts to leveraging contextenriched mobile applications in customer relationship management to drive sales and increase customer satisfaction. By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services as search engines are to the web and information about customers will no longer be limited to data stored in company-owned systems, said Gene Alvarez, research vice president at Gartner. Context information can be about identity such as who you are and your calendar, environment where you are and the device you use, process things you do and what you allow and community who is in your networks and who you communicate with. If used correctly, context information facilitates the move from e-commerce today to contextual commerce tomorrow. The eight dos and donts Gartner identified for context-enriched mobile applications are: 1. Profile Creation: Do allow first-time entry (profile creation) from any point of interaction. Dont require the users to sign up on the website before they can use the mobile application. If a smartphone application requires users to register with the website before they can consummate a transaction via the phone, companies might lose the sale. 2. All Devices Are Not Created Equal: Do map capabilities to the endpoint device and network. Dont assume that all endpoint devices are equal, or that all networks have equal capacity.Gartners eight dos and donts drive mobile app salesSEE SALES, B8

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MONEY & INVESTINGFast-changing markets call for new portfolio management techniquesThe traditional portfolio approach of buy and hold and the traditional portfolio composition of equities and bonds might not be the best solution in fast-changing markets with numerous geopolitical challenges.Neither the Japanese tragedy nor Libyan strife and air strikes nor riots about high food prices in countries with large populations of the poor nor protests for civil liberties in repressed countries will likely end soon. Some of these problems will continue and some definitely have the potential for contagion. Lest you consider this to be an alarmist view of this columnist exclusively, consider this weeks comments from Jim Rogers: The price of food will go through the roof, and as this happens you will see more social unrest, more governments fail and more countries failing. If people do not understand that, they should not be investing.... There is going to be a lot more political turmoil in the world in the next few years. (Inflation will cause unrest to spread Westwards. March 16, Investment Week).What gnaws at the investor beyond the horrific tragedy unfolding in Japan and the violence elsewhere are portfolio losses and lingering investment fears. The investor is frustrated that he/she is unable to react quickly to news (some of which happens in the middle of the night) and doesnt know how to react to the myriad of problems. Much of what the retail investor knows about investing was largely through prior experience, as in the golden years of the mid 80s through the 90s. Easy gains in bonds and equities are indelibly imprinted forever on their minds. What was the macro picture then that allowed hefty returns? Where are we now? By and large, those yester years were characterized by: a strong dollar, low oil prices, low inflation, declining long and short interest rates, strong U.S. and foreign GDP growth, and, in some years, a reduction in U.S. federal debt. Certainly the woes of funding Medicare and Social Security were in the 10 to 20 year distant future. Only one of those aforementioned seven macro positives is true today: namely, strong foreign GDP growth. Per Rogers and others, pile on the negatives: the food shortage breeding all sorts of civil unrest and a U.S. Fed chairmans easy (and wrong) monetary policy that jeopardizes the dollars role and value as the worlds reserve currency. No sun, moon and stars aligned for the investor in the new millennium. Now, most U.S. retail investors agree with those general economic observations but it dead-ends there. There is no follow through in terms of investment portfolio revision. Why not? Either the retail investor is not being advised to consider changes in a portfolio or, after being so advised, is unwilling to make changes due to denial, inertia, etc.For those who are proactive, here are some possible solutions for investing in this macro environment a rapidly changing economic and political world, with international participants, and markets that trade 24/7, even as we are sleeping. These are not unique, as they are already used by smart money (hedge funds) and big money (institutional funds which also use hedge funds.) Not all solutions are suitable for everyone. First, truly not nominally diversify your portfolio. How? Expand the asset types in the portfolio to include those alternative assets that are not positively correlated to equities and bonds. If you want true diversification, get into assets such as commodities, managed futures, hedge funds and, sometimes, private equity. Get into asset classes that potentially can make you money even when equities and bonds are losing money. Second, consider expanding investing approaches to include computer executed trading programs, many of which are based on a fundamental portfolio management rule: let profits run and nip losses in the bud. Simple, but simply the most effective money management tool which is the least often consistently employed. What can systems trading do for you? Lots of things that you cant do. Systems are capable of trading in milliseconds across multiple markets, 24 hours a day, using consistent rules for entering a trade and for protecting capital. besides a labyrinth of other portfolio management rules. Humans cant do this as quickly and let emotions get in the way; humans dont manage their portfolio 24/7.Again, this type of investing is nothing new to smart or big money; computerized equity trading accounts for 50 percent of NYSE volume and 85 percent of commodity trading advisers use systemized trading. It is important to ask an adviser about the suitability of different trading styles and alternative assets. Just make sure these advisers have sufficient expertise in these areas. And dont expect fundamental managers with buy and hold timing to embrace technical trading or shorter term trading strategies. Remember, there are many different types of investment professionals different training, different licenses, and different modes of compensation. There might be value in speaking to a broad array of professionals across several areas of expertise and ultimately choosing three to four as advisers. The same ol, same ol in a rapidly changing world might not be the best approach. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, financial resources, and other relevant circumstances. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA


Mercato has welcomed two new stores. Sperry Top-Siders at Mercato, next to Pandora, is the second licensed Sperry retail store in Naples for owner Ken Atchison, who also owns the Fifth Avenue store. In addition to a full line of footwear, shoppers will find handbags, sailcloth tote bags and caps. A slice of fashion from the Big Apple has arrived at Mercato via Bio New York. The boutique carries womens resort wear and evening clothes as well as shoes, handbags and other accessories. Bio New Yorks flagship store is in Soho. Owner An Vu says the two locations have some common merchandise, although the Naples inventory tends toward the casual, with lighter and more colorful fabrics. At Bio New York in Mercato, shoppers will find embellished silk chiffon dresses and cover-ups, cotton voile tops, linen pants and shorts and cotton maxi dresses in various prints. The new boutique is next door to Swim n Sport. ber, the company has produced familyfriendly, communityoriented events, from concept development and budgeting to vendor coordination, marketing, catering and on-site logistics and management.The Big C 38-foot mobile kitchen allows for on-site preparation of meals for a black-tie event for a crowd of 300 at The von Liebig Art Center or for a backyard barbecue for as few as 20 people.Big C coordinated Rock the Dock at Tin City on St. Patricks Day, on the heels of handling all food and beverages for the ACE Group Classic. The company has also been named a preferred caterer by Naples Botanical Garden. The company is based in Bonita Springs. For more information, call Big C Events at 253-2206. Important work can be ac c omplished on the golf course. Thats where Grant Phelan, director of operations for the Pinchers Crab Shack restaurant chain, and Jason Camp, former ACE Group Classic tournament director, met and developed the idea for Big C Events. Since NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 Email : 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals A La Carte Tax & Financial ServicesBringing the Big Firm Experience to You Without the Big Firm PriceIs your life too taxing? Are you wasting cash on external advisors in a troubled economy? Are you unsure how to move forward? 239.674.7280Mention this ad, save 20% off your rst service Offer ends 6/1/11 BUSINESS BRIEFS PHELAN CAMP COURTESY PHOTOA recent installation by Coastal Concrete Products at a Naples residence.COURTESY PHOTOThe Bio New York boutique in Mercato. Coastal Concrete Products LLC, a Naples-based firm specializing in manufacturing and installating precast concrete fence, has been acquired by a private equity investor group led by David Torres. The companys corporate offices and the manufacturing facility occupy a 50,000-square-foot site at 3921 Prospect Ave. and engage 10 full-time employees. Mr. Torres formerly served as president of the northeast Florida division of Toll Brothers. He believes the concrete fence wall systems produced at Coastal Concrete have limitless potential for both commercial and private applications, including perimeter and security barriers, sound abatement walls and fence walls for utilities and substations, among other uses. Coastal Concrete Products has been producing stackable concrete systems with a wood pattern and stone look since 1988. The company is a member of the Collier Building Industry Association, the Florida Home Builder Association and the National Association of Home Builders. For more information, visit www. or e-mail The Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida presents its Capital Markets Today report Thursday, April 7, at the Gulf Coast Town Center Holiday Inn. Registration, continental breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m. The program will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Speakers from regional and national capital markets will address questions including: Where is the money for development in Southwest Florida as we move forward, and how do you access it? Whats available on the debt side? Whats available on the equity side? What kind of deals is capital looking for in 2011 and beyond? The program is a must-attend for everyone who has or wants a role in todays real estate industry: developers, lenders, investors, architects, planners, engineers, attorneys, brokers, etc.Panelists are: Steve Blank, ULI senior fellow for finance; Mark Peterson, Bank of America; Doug Sealy, Prager, Sealy & Co.; Mike Moser, Starwood Land Ventures LLC; and Rocco Ferrara, Stiles Corp.Registration is $50 for ULI members, $65 for non-members and $25 for government employees and full-time students. Call (800) 321-5011 or e-mail hafrancis1@ Two new retailers open at MercatoBig C Events caters to all aspects of a good timeInvestor group acquires Coastal Concrete ProductsFind out where the money is at ULI Capital Markets Today

PAGE 45 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 A Job Search Support Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit 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 Economic Development C ouncil o f Collier County holds its next EDC Investor meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at NABOR headquarters. Guest speaker Sean Snaith, Ph.D., is director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida. For information and reservations, call 263-8989 or visit www. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commer ce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Ave Maria School of Law, 1025 Commons Circle, Naples. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door for chamber members, $25 for others. Register at The Greater Naples Chamber of C ommerce holds its next Wake Up Naples at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www. The Collier Building Industry Associa tion holds its Real Estate Snapshot: Season at a Glance industry panel at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Olde Cypress Country Club. This years sponsor is B-Squared Advertising. Panelists include Paul Erhardt of WCI Communities; Dick Borel, Naples Daily News; Brenda Fioretti NABOR; Bob Imig, Stock Development; and John Clark, Mutual of Omaha. Call 436-6100 or sign up at The Marco Island Area Chamber of C ommerce holds its 11th annual Marco Island Business Expo on Thursday, April 21. To reserve a spot as a vendor, contact Vicki Williams at 394-7549 or PRACC, P ublic Relations, Advertising and Mar keting Professionals of Collier County, holds its next monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. Register at The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f 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 The Neapolitan Chapter of the American Busines s W omens Association meets for dinner and a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Bellasera Hotel. For more information, visit THE MOTLEY FOOL You may not know what a tracking stock is, but youve probably run across some. A tracking stock is like a spin-off sort of. 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PAGE 47 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Everyone is so conscious of money now, and I think one of the misconceptions is that you can save money by doing it yourself, rather than hiring a knowledgeable wedding planner, says Patricia Slater, a veteran of almost two decades in the wedding planning business. She operates Patricia Slaters Weddings by the Sea on Sanibel and Captiva islands. Im doing a wedding in May with 12 bridesmaids, so those with money are not cutting back. But others are doing simple things, she adds. Using an I-Pod for music, instead of a DJ or live band, for example or finding a public beach with a $150 permit (the group rate on Sanibel), rather than a private venue. On any scale, wedding planners do that well, they say. Our biggest struggle is showing brides that we save them money, notes Kehrin Hassan, a former Trump companies employee and 2007 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Hassan is co-owner, with Britney Riley, of Charmed Weddings LLC, a business that includes offices in Naples and Bonita Springs. We can save them money were not a luxury like theyd assume because of our connections. We know the vendors, we know what they can do for us and how low theyll go. The venue, the food, the photography, the music, the baker, the ceremony itself sunrise or sunset? A public beach with its required permits or a private beach? Any and all of its possible, and planners insist they can make it happen at a reduced cost. But for those who might desire to plan their own weddings anyway, a wedding expo can prove to be a great boon, since it offers many options at one site, says Hope Petkus, the event coordinator at Fishermens Village on the water in Punta Gorda, where a sizeable annual wedding expo will take place April 10. As many as 30 vendors will offer services as planners, florists, musicians and DJs, photographers, purveyors of dresses or cosmetics, caterers, and others. This is for brides and bridal parties and their families to see the different things involved in getting ready for the big day, all in once place, Ms. Petkus explains. She hopes, too, they will consider Fishermens Village as a destination location, she says where bridal parties can stay in the on-site villas, be married in a boat or overlooking the water, host rehearsal and bridal dinners, attend a day spa that can do it from head to toe, and benefit from the boutiques and shops where a vast range of gifts may be had. What planners offer, in contrast, is something off the all-in-one grid and sometimes they might not only plan the day, they might save the day, at no extra cost. Girls will call me and say, Im having a wedding at Sundial, in midJune, right at sunset, explains Mrs. Slater, who has lived on Sanibel for three decades. Well, sunset is at about 25 minutes past 8 p.m. in mid-June, and you dont see the sunset at that time of year from that particular place. Sometimes I get into trouble when a resort keeps that from the bride, and they get mad at me when I tell them. But if she wants to be married on the beach and see the fireball fall over the water, its going to have to be at a different time or a different place. Often all this planning takes months, but sometimes its a matter of hours, only. I got a call, and this couple from Oklahoma wanted to get married the next day, recalls Mrs. Slater. He was in a wheelchair 31 years old and hes had multiple sclerosis for 10 years and we photographed him in the shade. He was able to stand up, he kind of leaned up against the railing. We carried him to the beach in his wheelchair, did the ceremony (Mrs. Slater can marry couples as well as plan their marriages), and she was in a dress shed bought the day before at Davids Bridal, with her little boy. Beautiful. She has a soft spot for men and women serving in the United States armed forces, she notes, and will go out of her way to give them deals. Although the new cost-saving consciousness is partly a consequence of the recession-that-wouldnt-die, planners suggest, hard times havent stopped glorious weddings on the Southwest coast. Money thats the biggest difference between this and past seasons, says Ms. Hassan. The average budget for a wedding right now might be $25,000 to $30,000, whereas in previous years it might have been $60,000. But we can make (a $25,000 wedding) look like a $40,000 wedding. And some people traveling the high-end circuit prefer a wedding that will cost even less than that. For example, just last week Neapolitan native Elysia Dawn, a New York City-based dancer, arrived in her hometown with fianc Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer for the New York City Ballet. Right off the bat, she sought out Charmed Weddings. Ms. Hassan explains what happened this way: Elysias mother is from Naples. They had a huge budget, and (the couple) was approached and asked, Do you want a house or do you want a wedding? Shes in New York, its expensive, she needs help on a house, so they needed a wedding planner who could stretch a dollar, and if the wedding was publicized and it came down to it, could make it look spectacular on a limited budget. They only had $15,000, and she said she interviewed five planners in the area. She found me on the website for Ellas Cakes (a Neapolitan cake maker, at Now were in the planning stages. Theyre only able to come down two times. I met the couple yesterday, went over all their ideas and they met four of the largest vendors they loved every one of them. This is great, because I get to bring business to the vendors I love. I know theyre the best. Theyre such a happy, excited couple. And were going to do something fun. Because of their budget being $15,000, which is small for 120 people, well have to do some cheaper food but dress it up a lot: Beef Wellington sliders, parmesan and truffle fries, well do the presentation in small bites, well have picnics with small stations of food chicken kabobs on one station, a Spanish-infused shrimp kabob on another station something that touches on every flavor. And a more casual (atmosphere). Since the wedding is set for October, Ms. Hassan and Ms. Riley have been given plenty of time to obtain permits for the public beach near Seagate, where the wedding will take place. Ms. Slater, meanwhile, who has done plenty of high-end weddings on Sanibel and Captiva, is perfectly happy planning ceremonies that cost a lot less than $15,000, and maybe even significantly less than $2,500. I dont do wild things like going up in balloons. I dont follow trends. I do what my brides suggest, and I offer my creativity probably a better word is my resourcefulness, she says. For example, going to the Ace Hardware and buying potted mums. For the economically motivated, there are beautiful bouquets for $110, and photo packages ranging from $600 to $1,200. If theyre really on a budget dont laugh at me when I say this Rib City is wonderful. They will bring out ribs and chicken and beans and so on, and serve it for only $13 a person. You cant beat that when love is involved. WEDDINGSFrom page B1 Here are some of the planners who work in Southwest Florida:>> Do Me A Favor Event Concepts 177 Madison Drive, Naples 594-7223 >> Charmed Weddings LLC 780 Fifth Ave. South, Suite 200, Naples, or 990 Coconut Road, Suite 380, Bonita Springs 344-9511 >> Event and Party Divas 11202 Phoenix Way, Naples 860-3106 >> Simply Exquisite Events (Great parties never end, they live on as cherished memories) Fort Myers 994-2493 >> Patricia Slaters Weddings by the Sea P.O. Box 672, Sanibel Island 472-8712 >> Angeliques Consulting, Wedding & Event Planner 13325 Tamiami Trail, Suite B Charlotte County and other Southwest Florida locations (941)-467-2262 LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Britney Riley and Kehrin Hassan of Charmed Weddings LLC.Strong adoption requires that the application be accessible, so applications that require special conditions to download or operate will be less used. 3. Community Participation: Do cede control of community participation to the end user. Dont connect the user to others without permission. Customers will not use applications if they believe that they are ceding control of their networks and their privacy is being violated. This is one of the reasons for the increase of the checkin model in mobile social networking, where the user has to explicitly locate himself or herself in a particular venue before information that he or she is in a location is transmitted to other people in that persons network. 4. Convenience vs. Nuisance: Do remember that this is an invited relationship leverage as many channels as the user will allow. Dont overwhelm the user. Organizations will need to strike a delicate balance between using context information enough so that it improves the service as opposed to too much, which will just annoy. Some applications allow users to set a preference for the types of alerts they want and the times that they want them. Being bombarded with unwanted offers at all hours is singularly unattractive and would probably do a great deal to engender animosity toward the offering party, rather than customer intimacy, said Mr. Alvarez. 5. Partnerships: Do make sure you have established business relationships, and make sure partners know what they need to know. Dont design without partner input. Interactions with business partners must be seamless to the user. 6. Information Duplication: Do leverage Gartners information model for context-enriched services to discover the types and sources of context information you can use. Dont duplicate information and sources that are already available. Many organizations think that simply making their applications location-aware qualifies them as context-enriched commerce, but simple location awareness does little to increase customer engagement. 7. Single Platforms 1. Do maintain user information across platforms and sessions. 2. Dont require the user to go to more than one platform to complete the transaction. Some mobile phone applications require that certain functions, such as entering credit card information or profile management, be performed on the companys Website, said Mr. Alvarez. Imagine the frustration of a user trying to complete a transaction from the mobile phone, but using a different credit card. This is a lost sale for the organization and no incentive for the customer to remain loyal. 8. Meeting Users Needs Do be proactive. Dont just wait for customers to tell you what they want. Applications that require the creation of a user profile will therefore have at least some information about the consumer and this should be leveraged, e.g., by proactive suggestions based on a knowledge of the consumer, their preferences and history of interactions. Founded in 1979, Gartner is a provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry with 4,000 employees worldwide. It established an office in Fort Myers in 1998. Since then, it has grown to become the companys third largest office location. For more information, visit The Gartner Customer 360 Summit 2011 will take place March 30-1 April 1 in Los Angeles. For further information about the Summit, visit www. SALESFrom page B1 SLATER


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY CORI HIGGINS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. The Hon. Janeice Martin and Rachael Loukonen 2. Carol OCallaghan and Sara Pacheco-Cotton 3. Patricia Morton, Jon Scuderi and Tara Mucha 4. Jeff Ahren and Maria Ferrao 5. Richard Montecalvo and Ronald Smith 1. Don Shula and Chuck McWilliams 2. Kim Bokamper, Dick Anderson, Tony Nathan and Bob Brudsinski 3. Howard Kindig and Nick Buoniconti 4. Jason and Stacey Sherman 5. Dana and Jeff Gower Collier County Bar Association monthly meeting at Carrabbas Don Shula and former Dolphins at the Hilton Naples 1 2 4 5 3 1 4 2 3 5


REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11MARCH 24-30, 2011The median closed price for single-family homes continues to rise, with February statistics showing a 10 percent year-over-year gain, according to the latest report from the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). February marks the eighth consecutive month that the overall single-family home median closed price increased, with the $300,000 and under market leading the way, says Phil Wood, president of John R. Wood Realtors. Overall inventory in the Naples area decreased 5 percent in February, to 9,213 available properties this year compared to 9,682 in February one year ago, the report indicates. Other statistics include: Overall pending sales increased 9 percent, to 1,223 contracts in Fe bruary 2011 compared to 1,122 contracts in February 2010. For the 12 months ending February 2011, overall closed sales in the $1 million t o $2 million category increased 29 percent. Condo closed sales increased 10 percent in the same time frame. The median closed price for condos declined, which resulted in a 17 percent increase in pending sales, says John Steinwand, president of Naples Realty Services. We expect the singlefamily home trend of increased median closed prices to follow for condos, as condo pending and closed sales continue to rise and inventory declines, he added. View the entire report at Stock Development announces the new Ruby Collection of floor plans for the Lakoya neighborhood at Lely Resort. Two of the four designs in the collection are open as furnished models.Adapted from Stock Constructions most popular Avonlea neighborhood floor plans, the Ruby Collection homes are larger and have more dramatic exterior elevations along with expanded lanais. The homes are: T he Greenbriar, a threebedr oom, three-bath home with 2,949 square feet under air and a total of 4,417 square feet. T he Scottsdale, with three bedr ooms and three baths under 2,719 air-conditioned square feet and with a total of 4,379 square feet. T he Harbourtown II a three-bedroom, threebath, den/study floor plan with 2,815 square feet under air and a total of 4,363 square feet. T he Pinehurst, a c ourtyard design with four bedrooms, 3 baths and a study under 2,890 airconditioned square feet and with a total of 4,845 square feet. The Pinehurst offers a private detached guest suite with a kitchenette that overlooks the courtyard. Each home in the Ruby Collection comes with a brick paver driveway leading to a motor courtyard in front of a side-loaded, three-car garage. Prices begin at $379,990.For more information, call 7932100, go to or visit Lely Resort on Facebook. NABOR statistics say prices up, overall inventory downThe Ruby CollectionFour gems in Lakoya at Lely Resort n a o c s c a e e r o r d square n n t f a r d urtyard. Above: An aerial view of Lakoya taken earlier this year. Right: Three views of the Greenbriar model. COURTESY PHOTOS Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental PropertiesANNUAL RENTALSUNFURNISHED HOUSES Port Royal ..............................................$6700 Tiburon/Serana ..................................$6000 Port Royal ..............................................$5900 Coquina Sands .....................................$5500 Mill Run ................................................$2900 River Reach Estates .............................$2400 Crescent Lakes ......................................$1900 RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA Florencia in e Colony ......................$2650 Bonita Bay/e Crossings ...................$2000 Merano in e Colony .........................$2000 e Residences at Coconut Point .......$1350 Villa in Fairway Dunes ........................$1300 Shadow Wood Preserve .......................$1275 Bella Terra ..............................................$1100 Furnished Annuals from $1000 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREAUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSParkshore Beach/Vistas ......................$2200 Banyan Woods ......................................$1700 Parkshore/Bordeaux Club ..................$1400 Mimosa Club .........................................$1050 Furnished Annuals from $1200


The Tamworth Collection Quail Wests Newest Offering Homes from $1.5 million Lot included Visit our sales center just south of Bonita Beach Road on Bonita Grande to see what you are missing at Quail West.Excellence has an Address. 239 Quail West Golf & Country Club is offered by Quail West Realty, LLC., a licensed r eal estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.Tamworth is a new neighborhood of single-family residences presenting a new take on the long-revered Naples lifestyle. With the addition of the new Tamworth Collection, Quail Wests desirable Naples address just got even better. Eight of Southwest Floridas best builders have come together with an exciting selection of designs from 3,500 to 4,500 square feet.


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PAGE 53 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Stunning 3BR/2BA golf course villa. Generous oor plan, many upgrades. Rialto at Hammock Bay $337,000 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.net5th & 6th units sitting on the Gulf of Mexico. Pristine condition. Marco Island Condos $465,000 & $475,000 Lovely 3BR/2BA home on quiet cul-de-sac. Extended lanai, Membership included & fees paid.Masters Reserve Lely Resort $439,500 Open House Sunday 3/27, 1-4 Secure community Open House Sat/Sun, 1-4 DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Debbie Zvibleman, Sue Ann Zornes and Sue Martin 2. Kim McIntosh and Ellie Stevenson 3. Dawn Burke and Sherri Meadows 4. Lynn Bowers and Delphine Couchman 5. Rae Wakelin and Chris St. Cyr 6. Anita Colletti and Terri Speech, Affiliate of the Year 7. Anita Colletti with Joni Albert, Member of the Year 8. Denise Thoran, Sean Friend and Beth Metzger 9. Lisa Winters and ML Meade Top Producers luncheon at Naples Botanical GardenWomens Council of Realtors-Naples on the GulfREAL ESTATE NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 4 9 5 2 3 6 7 8 Panoramic Gulf and Sunset Views 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1109 OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 27th 1-4pmST. RAPHAEL #1109An Architectural Masterpiece Sharon McKie Voted Peoples Choice... Best Real Estate Ofce From the gleaming marble oors to faux nishes, you feel the elegance and comfort in this outstanding 3 bedroom/3 bath condo, end unit, east to west views, in one of Pelican Bays nest and newest buildings with fabulous amenities. Easy beach access steps from outstanding pool area. $1,799,000.




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 2,876 sq ft. Offered furnished. Private preserve views. $599,900 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 SOLD 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 4,164 sq ft. 4bed/5bath. Lake & Golf views. $1,495,000 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 Pending SOLD Open Sun 1-4 REDUCED


CAP FERRAT AT PELICAN BAY $3,185,000 Breathtaking Gulf and Golf Views. Private Elevator. Private PoolSide Cabana. Volume Ceilings w/ Custom Lighng. Gas Fireplace. Custom Cabinetry. 3 Lanais. 2 Parking Spaces & Extra Storage. Sally Masters or June Miller 239/502 PELICAN BAY $1,439,000 Direct Gulf views from this elegant & exquisitely decorated 3BR/BA 11th oor luxury condo. Outstanding renovaons with top of the line nishes and upgrades. Enjoy all the fab ulous Pelican Bay amenies private beach pavilion, walking paths, tennis & more. The Price Team 239 HISTORICAL OLDE NAPLES $1,325,000 Located just 4 blocks from Naples white sandy beach es. Surround yourself with lush landscaping and a Key West seng in this charming 4BR/3.5B A residence with wraparound veranda, mulple screened lanais, storm shuers and more. Judy Hansen 239 HORIZON HOUSE IN PARK SHORE $579,000 Beachfront, renovated, spacious & decorated with Beachcoage Judy Hansen 239 AVELLINO IN THE VINEYARDS $589,000 Gated. Luxurious 1st Fl 3/3.5 Coach Home 2800+ SF coered ceilings, niches, columns, marble, wrap around lanai overlooking a lake. Community Jr. Olympic innity edge pool, spa, BBQ's. Debra Gladchun 239 VANDERBILT BEACH $949,000 Gorgeous Sunsets, Breathtaking Views & the Sound of the Surf! Upgraded & meculously maintained, this 7th oor 2BR 2BA beachfront unit is turnkey fur nished and features over thirty ve feet of unob structed views of the Gulf. Barry Brown 239 Open Sunday 1-4 Open Sunday 1-4 Open Sunday 1 4GULFSIDE IN PARK SHORE $499,000 Enjoy the beachfront lifestyle in this 1st oor, 2BR/2BA condo. It has been immaculately maintained & has had some upgrades. Gulfside oers a community pool, exercise room & more. Close to The Village on Venean Bay for upscale din ing & shopping. Turnkey furnished. Garry Moore 239 VINEYARDS $335,000 Villa with 3BR + Den, 2.5 baths, and a Great Room oor plan. Split bedrooms, great kitchen with granite counters, and eatin area and a Dining Room. 2 car garage, long screened lanai with electric storm shuers HunterDouglas blinds also included with the home. Priced to sell! Call me today to list/sell your home! Sally Masters, P.A. 239 VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA SPRINGS$319,900 A True Gem! 3BR+Den/2BA poured concrete Oakmont POOL home featuring crown molding, cus tom paint, new carpet, upgraded appliances, wain scong, shuers, generator in place in case of power failure plus much more! Beth Brown 239 VENETIAN BAYVIEW $309,000 Rarely available lovely 5th oor 2BR/2BA furnished unit with lake views in movein condion. Small friendly complex only 1 block to the beach & Venean Village shopping & dining. Community amenies include tennis, pool, billiards room, sauna & parklike grounds. Carole DiCupero 239 MOORINGS $310,000 Priced below assessed value! Fabulous locaon just across from beach access. This 2BR/2BA condo in a small community has been updated & is turnkey fur nished. Community pool overlooks Moorings Bay. Perfect for casual Florida living or vacaon getaway. Larry Bresnahan 239 KINGSPORT CLUB $319,000 Best Buy On The Boulevard! Over $50K in upgrades & totally renovated! Long water views of Venean Bay & fabulous sunsets from this 2nd oor, 2BR/2BA resi dence oered turnkey furnished! Steps from private beach park! Judy Hansen 239 Open Sunday 1-4 Open Sunday 1-4VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA SPRINGS$219,900 Oneofakind with only the nest upgrades & appointments. This 3BR/3BA 2 story villa features a gourmet kitchen with granite & marble, crown mold ing, porcelain le, granite counter tops in baths & more. Private pool, 2 car garage plus DiVosta quality! B. Jean Adams 239 EAGLE CREEK $199,000 Totally redone and spectacular condo in Eagle Creek CC. Open kitchen w/granite counters, le in all main areas & lanai, golf course views. Can be sold fur nished! A must see. Sally Masters PA, Broker Associate 239 CARLTON LAKES Priced to Sell You won't be disappointed with this 2BR+DEN/2BA/1 CG 1st oor condo with private courtyard entrance & beauful lake/ fountain views. F eatures include le on the diagonal, crown molding, granite counters & many more. Great locaon& amenies! Low fees! Beth Brown 239 Open Sunday 1-4 Open Sunday 1-4 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1107 1355 4th Street South, Naples 9362 Gulfshore Dr, #703 28651 Wahoo Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 2500 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #N-2 15071 Auk Way, Bonita Springs 5235 Birmingham Dr#101 Naples, FL 34110 New Listing Reduced


Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website CORE Construction Services of Florida, LLC, is actively seeking Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry county subcontractors and material suppliers for a project consisting of a 405-bed, four-story CMU and precast residence hall building. The project size is 165,000 GSF. The work includes labor and material for landscaping, concrete foundations and SOG, precast hollow-core planks, masonry, metal roof trusses, structural steel, railings, rough carpentry, nish carpentry, casework, builtup and standing-seam copper roong, insulation, windows, doors, storefront, interior nishes, specialties, elevators and trash chutes.Project Open House for Subcontractors Edison State College | Ft Myers Residence Hall Phase I March 25 | 2-5 p.m.Edison State College, Building AA, Room 177 8099 College Parkway; Fort Myers, FL 33919Come visit with the CORE Construction Services of Florida, LLC, project team to discuss your scope of work, get pre-qualied, and review our subcontract documents.For more information and to RSVP, please contact:Karen Wiseman, Estimating Coordinator subs@coreconstruct.comOur design/build partners from the following trades will also be present to discuss potential opportunities available for subcontractors/vendors and individuals seeking employment: Mechanical/HVAC, B&I Contractors; Plumbing, Gulf Coast Plumbing; Fire Protection, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers; Electrical, Bright Future Electric. Sarah Hoag, CRS, GRI, RealtorAmerivest Realty | 500 5th Ave. South | Naples,FL | 239-293-5652 GOLF & WATER VIEWS $159,900TASTEFULLY ELEGANT $314,900 GOLFERS DELIGHT $119,900 A REAL GEM $99,900 GREAT VALUE $124,900 JUST FOR YOU $139,900 FOXFIRE VERANDAH $265,000Renovated 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. Rare top oor end unit, 2 BR plus den. New A/C, new guest bath vanity, new washer & dryer, Hurricane shutters, one car garage. Own your own golf cart! 27 holes championship golf included.


J Cbt287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr370-8687 239-596-2520 3250 VILLAGEWALK CIRCLE, #101, NAPLES, FLORIDA STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES 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 ORCHARDSCedar Hammock. Bundled Golf Course living at its nest! 3 plus den with bright Eastern exposure. $529,000 CEDAR HAMMOCK ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Capri 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 PACKAGETown home offers 3BA,3BA and 2 car-garage! Great light and bright end unit offers freshly painted interior, new carpet ,and large screen lanai, FRESH and ready to move right in!! $239,900 Capri villa with custom pool, full hurricane protection, and large side yard. Great price $244,500 VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATIONExtended 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 3BR,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 Extra clean Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. $344,900 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 2/2 Extended Capri with custom Nassau pool and spa, new a/c and appliances. Spotless house in the middle of the community. $279,900 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 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 home. Features pool, granite in kitchen and master, 10 ft ceilings, hurricane shutters...more. $268,000 3BR, 2.5 Plus Den Very upgraded pool home on wide easement lot on quiet street. Not for the bargain hunter, but rather for the quality seeker. $449,900 ISLAND WALK FEATURED PROPERTY VILLAGE WALK CONTINUEDONE 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! $549,000 OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE


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.


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 T rue Realty Services LLC. Scott M. TrueLic. Broker & Single Agent for:PF Holdings Florida LLC PF Collier LLC308 Spider Lily, Naples, FL 34119239-210-1521239-354-3255 Fax BOATERS PARADISE3bd+den Pool Home with Southern Exposure Renovated Kitchen & Master Bedroom. New A/C$759,900RENOVATED3bd/2ba, 1250sf, New Kitchen, Baths,16SEER A/C, All new Electric Fixtures, Appliances, Siding, Carpet and Tile. This is a DEAL!$209,900 CONNORS 496 Germain AvenueOPEN HOUSE MARCH 27 12-2 PM NAPLES PARK 799 104th AvenueOPEN HOUSE MARCH 27 3-5 PM Sally Masters, P.A.Broker Associate(239) 253-1579June MillerRealtor(502) 836-0890Cap Ferrat in Pelican BayBreathtaking Gulf and Golf Views. Private Elevator. Private Pool-Side Cabana. Custom Ceiling Detail & Lighting. Gas Fireplace. Custom Cabinetry. 3 Lanais. 2 Parking Spaces & Extra Storage.MUST SEE! $3,185,000 Mary H. Raymond(239) 269-6105 GULF COAST INNIdeal winter get away. Great for investment too. Well priced & furnished with owner nancing..........$80,000 CYPRESS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBPristine 2/2 turnkey overlooking golf course. Includes bundled golf..............................................................$139,000 PARK SHORE RESORT2/2 furnished & updated units. 1st & 2nd oors. Great facilities............................................................$179,500 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATESCoach home with 2+Den, garage and designer furniture included. Over looks golf course and lake................$235,000 PERDIDO KEYJust steps to the Gulf and pool. Great rental history..................................................$249,000 ALVAOn Caloosahatchee River with dock. Lovely 4+Den. Built in 2002. Horse Stables too..............REDUCED TO $649,999 PARK SHORE BEACH Steps to the beach & pool. Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. Walk to venetian Village. REDUCED TO.......$1,800,000 SOLD SOLD REDUCED OPEN HOUSE 1-4 pm March 27th 16450 Oakview Circle, Riverwind Cove, Alva $ 229,900 $ 173,900 Tacy Sare239-784-3934 TSare@JnRWb.cot


Buy bargain homes with condence! Certied short sale and foreclosure Realtors plus nancing, inspections and renovations.Bonita Springs(239) 498-3333Foreclosure & Finance CenterA Service of ONESource Real Estate Services Center BARGAIN PRICED HOMES FOR SALEFINANCING AVAILABLE This unit is at the Reserve at Naples. Foreclosure $58,900Low-Rise, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Second Floor Unit, 3 Floors Total, 744 Sq. Ft. under air, 826 total. PREMIUM LOCATION. STEPS TO POOL AND CLUBHOUSE. SPECTACULAR COMMUNITY AMENITIES WITH RESORT STYLE POOL, FITNESS, TENNIS, RACKETBALL, CLUBHOUSE. GATED COMMUNITY, LOW FEES. Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed. $809 per month* $159,500*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest 3587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course. $930 per month* $179,900 Lake views from most rooms, volume ceilings, plantation shutters, granite island kitchen with double ovens. Oak and tile oors. Tennis and walking trails. Beautiful Southwest exposure, long views of golf course lake lagoon, preserve from your private mini pool. Big bedrooms, lots of walk-in closets. $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years$143 per month* $29,900 $240 yearly H.O. $339,900 $105 yearly H.O. $219,900 Berkshire Lakes Lely Luxurious four bedroom, den home on quiet tree lined street in Olde Naples. Thoughtful, custom design, brimming with upgrades, built in 2006 with abundant living space. Kitchen features include imported cabinetry, granite countertops, oversized oven and gas range.Private pool and spa area with travertine marble decking. Just minutes to the beach and downtown Naples. $1,790,000 For more information, please contact Greg Zorn, Realtor 239-537-3995 Greg@ oridahomerealty.comGreg Zorn, Broker Olde Naples, 775 Broad Court A Trusted Name In SW Florida Real Estate For Over 25 Years. OPEN HOUSESaturday March 26, 1-4pm Sunday March 27, 1-4pm


Join us at Secoya Reserve for the Grand Opening of 3 new fully furnished models by some of the areas top designers. You wont want to miss your chance to visit this exclusive new single-family home enclave. With attractive pricing, low maintenance fees, and an unbeatable North Naples location in a great school district, Secoya Reserve has it all. Be sure to also stop by Black Bear Ridge, our other new North Naples community. Both offer unmatched style and sophistication, with several oorplans from which to choose, and brought to you by Builder of the Year, Stock Construction and Developer of the Year, Stock Development. Single family homes from $329,990. Single family homes from $259,990.Located o Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Blvd. approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road. Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951. Broker participation welcomed. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. Secoya Reserve Developed by Secoya, LLC and Black Bear Ridge Developed by Black Bear Ridge Naples, LLC member of the Stock Development family of Companies. The renderings, designs and other depictions may be of locations or activities not on the property however, are based on current development plans and are for the purpose of illustration only and subject to change without notice. 239-514-2706 | Now Offering $10,000 Towards Options & Upgrades During Our Grand Opening SALES CENTER NOW OPEN SALES CENTER NOW OPENSecoya Reserve Grand Opening Tour 3 New Designer-Decorated Models

PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 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 marked>$800,00025 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE 1838 Ivy Pointe Court $825,000 Pr emier SIR Carolyn Weinand 269-5678 26 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26203 Isle Way $839,000 Pr emier SIR C onnie/Max Lummis 289-3543 27 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #CH104 $895,000 Pr emier SIR Peter Lent 273-1122 >$900,00028 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #2101 $974,900 Pr emier SIR Carol J ohnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 29 COQUINA SANDS CHARLESTON SQUARE 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #208 $995,000 Pr emier SIR Carolyn W einand 269-5678>$1,000,00030 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from $1,000,000 Pr emier SIR C all 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 31 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #8C $1,350,000 Pr emier SIR Angela R. Allen 825-8494 32 PELICAN BAY CARLTON PLACE 400 Carlton Place $1,425,000 Pr emier SIR Pa tricia Bucalo 248-0694 33 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,445,000 Pr emier SIR Ann M. Nunes 860-0949 34 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Pr emier SIR C all 239261-3148 M-Sat:9-5 and Sun: 11-5 35 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Pr emier SIR Vir ginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 36 OLD NAPLES 877 7th Street South $1,799,000 Pr emier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 37 PARK SHORE 4379 Crayton Road $1,895,000 Pr emier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 38 MEDITERRA 17001 Cortile Drive $1,999,999 Amerivest Realty David William Auston, PA 239-273-1367 >$2,000,00039 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 225 Connors Avenue $2,195,000 Pr emier SIR Dave/ Ann Renner 7 84-5552 40 AQUALANE SHORES 395 21st Avenue South $2,450,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 239572-1518 41 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Pr emier SIR Call 239-514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 42 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26301 Woodlyn Drive $2,700,000 Pr emier SIR Carol Wood/ Claire McMahon 822-3709 >$4,000,00043 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. $4,500,000 Pr emier SIR Susan Barton 860-1412 44 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Pr emier SIR C all 239-261-3148 >$10,000,00045 PORT ROYAL 3130 Gin Lane $10,795,000 Premier SIR Philip N. Collins 404-6800>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle Ste #101 Low $200,000s to mid $400,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc. Call 239596-2520 Mon. Fri. 11-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-4 2 ROYAL HARBOR AREA OYSTER BAY LE DAWN 1150 Cherrystone Court #3 $269,500 Pr emier Sothebys International Realty Pa trick D. OConnor 2939411>$300,0003 PELICAN LANDING PALM COLONY 24665 Canary Island Court #203 $320,000 Pr emier SIR Teresa Rucker 281-2376 4 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5809 Glencove Drive #901 $334,000 Pr emier SIR N ick Stepan/ Gordie Lazich 287-0622 5 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 692 94th Avenue $359,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239-594-9689 Broker Protected 6 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK 9540 C ypress Hammock Circle #202 $389,000 Pr emier SIR Rox anne Jeske 450-5210>$400,0007 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Pr emier SIR C all 239-594-9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 8 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s. Pr emier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Open Mon. -Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 9 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25259 Galashields Circle $419,500 Pr emier SIR St ephanie/ John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000 10 LELY RESORT 6981 Bent Grass Drive $439,500 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Jacki Strategos 239-370-1222 11 OLDE CYPRESS 3078 Santorini Court $449,900 Premier SIR S andra McCarthy-Meeks 287-7921 12 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 613 109th Avenue $459,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239.594.9689 Sunday 1 to 4 Broker Protected 13 MARCO ISLAND 1020 S. Collier Blvd, #505 $465,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Jacki Strategos 239-370-1222 Sat. Sun. 1-4 14 MARCO ISLAND 1020 S. Collier Blvd, #606 $475,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Jacki Strategos 239-370-1222 Sat. Sun. 1-4 15 MARCO ISLAND 1045 Cottonwood Court $499,000 Pr emier SIR Michelle L. Thomas 860-7176. REDUCED>$500,00016 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Pr emier SIR C all 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 17 OLD NAPLES WARWICK 280 2nd Avenue South #104 $574,000 Pr emier SIR Cindy T hompson 860-6513 18 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE 2271 Island Cove Circle $575,000 Pr emier SIR Linda Perry/Judy Perry 261-6161 19 MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #6 $599,000 Pr emier SIR Sue Black 250-5611 >$600,00020 PARK SHORE 4770 Whispering Pine Way $669,000 Premier SIR Vickie Larscheid 250-5041 NEW LISTING21 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 870 Wyndemere Way $675,000 Premier SIR Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 22 GARDEN BEACH BUNGALOWS NORTH NAPLES 628 106th Avenue $679,000 Kennedy Details Barb Kennedy 239.594.9689 Sunday 1 to 4 Broker Protected>$700,00023 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Starting in the $700s. Premier SIR Call 239-5941700 Mon. 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Thanks for Zoobilee A wild patron party, and more fun around town. C26, 27 & 29 Dream Houses Luncheon will help celebrate book about historic Naples cottages. C14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011Puzzled? Antiques expert Terry Kovel explains the original dribble glass. C20 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: InsideHigh-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village261-6161 The Gallery659-0099 Old Naples434-2424 North Naples594-9494 Promenade948-4000 Fifth Avenue643-3445 Marco Island642-2222 Rentals262-4242 When someone you love dies, you feel like Alice in Wonderland after shes fallen down the rabbit hole. Nothing is logical, nothing makes sense. Everything is turned upside down. I think theres an expectation with grief that its a process where you go from beginning to middle to end, says Denise Petersen. Thats an American concept of grief. And its not true. Grieving is circular, not linear, she says. And its messy. It colors every single thing that happens in your life from then on. Ms. Petersen has been thinking about death and grieving more than usual lately, as shes in rehearsal for The Naples Players production of Rabbit Hole, which opens March 30 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about a family dealing with the accidental death of a 4-year-old boy. Ms. Petersen portrays Becca, the boys mother. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole was nominated for four Tony Awards and was made into a 2010 movie starring Nicole Kidman, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in her role as Becca. Part of what makes this play special, says John McKerrow, director of upcoming Naples production, is that all the characters in it are dealing with the tragedy from differing points of view, from the parents who lost their son to the teenager who ran him over when the boy darted out into the street. Its a beautifully written play, he says. In my mind, its a hopeful play. A play that examines what you do when the absolute worst happens. In a world where there are no answers of why bad things happen to good people, how do you go on? The final message is, you do eventually move on. Paul Graffy plays Howie, Beccas husband.Humor, truth, pathos line the Rabbit Hole of grief SEE FMFF, C4 FILMS localWORLD-CLASSSWAGGER{}FMff latest entry in growing film fest sceneBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ EVERY YEAR, WATCHING THE OSCARS never fails to raise the same question: Where is it possible to see some of these movies particularly, the animated and live action shorts and documentaries? From Sarasota and Naples, Southwest Florida is home to a few film festivals that feature those eclectic selections you cant find at the theater. And now, theres another venue where cinefiles can get their fix: the Fort Myers Film Festival. Running through March 27 at various venues, FMff brings independent feature films, documentaries, shorts, short shorts and local films (professional or student work) to town. The festival was started by Eric Raddatz, the presentation editor at Florida Weekly, who was one of three founders of the Naples International Film Festival. He left, due to personal and Top, from left: Needles, Play in the Gray and Prayers for Peace add global flavor to the Fort Myers Film Festival. A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy opened the festival on March 23. It was produced by Naples native Melissa Davis. SEE RABBIT, C8 BY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@

PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 (239) 263-8881 320 13th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102Trunk ShowMarch 23rd & 24th CWC Magnetic Necklaces 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 Mansurs driver waited off to the side. Shall I drive you home? he said to me. Im dropping Mercedes off. I shook my head. I wanted no part of that trap. Ill be OK, I said.He kissed my cheek a second time and climbed into the back of his SUV. I raised a hand as they drove away, relieved, but still feeling as if I had been had too easily. Mansur called me on a Tuesday afternoon. Im passing through town tonight, he said. Id like to get together. He heads a branch of the international organization sponsoring my fellowship, and when he requests my presence, I accept. Brightly and with a smile. Of course, I said into the phone. A group of us are having dinner at La Bougainville the kind of restaurant where patrons arrive in chauffeured SUVs Ill see you there at 8. I hung up and went straight to my closet, where I rifled through the cotton T-shirts and summer frocks hung in a disorderly row. Finally, I found a black sheath dress tucked in the back, and I pulled out a pair of snakeskin heels. La Bougainville is not for amateurs.I arrived that night and saw a familiar group of faces, friendly and professional men who asked about my studies and work before turning to more serious business. Mansur greeted me with a kiss on the cheek. Nice to see you again, he said. We sat in the restaurants bar and sipped before-dinner drinks. I answered the usual questions and assumed a face of polite interest when the conversation moved elsewhere. Then Mercedes arrived.The accidental escort SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON Like a match struck in a dark room, I understood with sudden clarity that this was not a business dinner...There she is, one of the men, Franco, said, standing. He took her outstretched hand. A ray of sunshine. The young woman smiled. She was striking, with dark hair that fell past her shoulders and a heart-shaped, pretty face. She wore stylishly cut jeans and a draped top that fell open in the back. This is Mercedes, Mansur introduced us. We work in the same sector, he said vaguely.With the new arrival, the tone of the gathering changed. We moved to our table in the dining room, and Mercedes and I were assigned seats flanking Mansur.Well put you in between our two mademoiselles, one of the men said. Or, I should say, our two princesses. Like a match struck in a dark room, I understood with sudden clarity that this was not a business dinner. I saw for the first time the snakes that surrounded me. You know, John, Mercedes looks a little like your wife, Franco said to the man beside him. John looked her over, and then turned to me. Have you met my wife? Yes, I said. Shes very pretty. John took this in. He looked back at Mercedes. So you mean to say that Mercedes is pretty? His mouth stretched into a smile, all teeth. I didnt answer. I was thinking of the scene in Mad Men where Don Draper calls two escorts for a night on the town. He pays them both for their services in the morning. After the meal, we stepped into the parking lot where M ansurs d river w aited o f si d e. S h a ll I d rive yo he s ai d t o me. I m M e r c e m pa t rap. Ill be OK, I sai d He k isse d my c h ee k a secon climbed into the back o f h raised a hand as the y d relieved, but still f eelin g b een h a d too easi l y. a rk hair that fell past he r heart-shaped, prett y fac e. h l y cut jeans and a drape d n in the back. c edes, Mansur introwor k in t h e same v a g ue l y arrival the tone n g changed. We bl e in t h e d inin g r ce d es an d d seats r. o u r h k rdh at us is aw i me s ur o hn, k s a w i f e, Jo h n too k t h is in. H e l oo k e d b ac k at M ercedes. So y ou m ean to say that Mercedes is pret t y ? His mout h s tr e t ched int o a s mile all teeth I didnt an s w e r. I was thinkin g of the s cene in Ma d Men w here Don Dra p er c all s tw o esco rt s fo r a night on the town. He pa y s t h em b ot h fo r th e ir se rvi ces in the morning. After the meal w e steppe d into t h e par k in g lo t wh e r e


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PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 creative differences, and founded FMff with co-founder Daniel Linehan. Screenings for the inaugural event are at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center March 24-27 and at the Alliance for the Arts March 25-26. (Go to www. for complete list of shows, descriptions and screening times and locations.) The festival ends Sunday, March 27, with a black-tie gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre that includes a Best of the Best awards ceremony. Local filmmaker John Biffar will receive honorary recognition for his body of work. If theres ever a place where there should be a film festival, its the second home of the guy who invented the industry, Thomas Edison, says Mr. Biffar.Honoring the localsWhile featuring some worldrenowned documentaries and various features from throughout the country, FMff also touts itself as a showcase for local filmmakers. One promotional billboard carries the line, Local Filmmakers, World-class Swagger. More than two dozen local films will be shown, including Mr. Biffars Queen of Swing about Lindy hop dancer Norma Miller. Ms. Miller, who grew up in Harlem in New York City, started dancing at the historic Savoy Ballroom when she was 14. The Lindy hop now more commonly called swing dancing was an energetic dance that included the woman being swung about like a ragdoll and even tossed over her partners head. It required agility, athleticism and stamina; Ms. Miller and her partners dancing with such speed and barely contained wildness that it makes the swing dancers in the classic GAP ads look as if theyre standing still in comparison. Her dancing was immortalized in the Marx Brothers movie A Day at the Races and in the famous dance sequence in Hellzapoppin. She worked with Count Basie, Louis Arm-strong and Redd Foxx (appearing with the later in nightclubs and also on his TV show, Sanford & Son) She was the first black act to perform in Miami, Mr. Biffar says. She had to have a pass to get onto the beach, because shes black. I think she was working with Count Basie then. She was also the first black act to go into Vegas, opening for Sammy Davis Jr. at the Sands. Queen of Swing includes interviews with Bill Cosby, Mercedes Ellington, Reeve Lindbergh and fellow Lindy dancer the late Frankie Manning. The vivacious Ms. Miller, 91, now lives in Fort Myers and is expected to attend the FMff closing awards ceremony and gala. The 83-minute documentary of her life has never been distributed. Mr. Biffar recently added footage taken when he accompanied Ms. Miller to Washington, D.C., for President Obamas inauguration. The new version recently premiered in New York. Prior to that, there were screenings at the Smithsonian and also in Sweden. Mr. Biffar hopes to arrange a screening at New World Center, the home of the New World Symphony designed by Frank Gehry in Miami Beach. He also has the film in front of Oprahs new TV network. Im waiting to hear back, he says. I think its a good fit for that. I hope they think so, too.Other interesting documentaries coming to the Fort Myers Film Festival include: Needles, directed by Doug DearthWhen Devin Dearth, a championship body builder and exercise fanatic living in Kentucky, suffers a stroke at age 40, his family is devastated. They become even more upset when his health insurance determines that his rehabilitation should stop, even though hes been making progress.Hes sent home, but his family refuses to give up. They learn about successful alternative therapy in China at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin/University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which combines acupuncture and herbs with traditional physical therapy. The results are astounding, and the Dearths find their world expanded in more ways than one, as this Christian, rural family travels to a city in China for unconventional medical care. Made by his brother Doug Dearth, ,000 Needles shows Devin Dearths therapy and progress in China over the course of a few months.Gritty and heartwarming at once, the 83-minute movie is a hymn to the supportive power of family as well as an indictment against our insurance industry, which would have kept this man bedridden and partially paralyzed for the remainder of his life. Prayers for Peace, directed by Dustin GrellaThis six-minute animated short is also made by a sibling about his brother. Dustin Grellas stunning film begins with him coming across yellow ribbons covering the fence of a church on New York Citys Fifth Avenue. He realizes that on each of the ribbons is the name of a soldier who has died in Iraq. Each one, he narrates, was someones son, someones father, someones husband, someones friend. He finds the one he was looking for: the name of his 21-year-old brother, Devin, who died in Iraq three years ago, six months after joining the Army. This sweet movie is a tribute to the directors brother and is in itself a prayer for peace. Play in the Gray, directed by Kaitlin MeeliaPlay in the Gray is a thought-provoking, full-length feature documentary about a gender-bending theater group in Massachusetts who call themselves All the Kings Men. Getting their start in local drag slams, these eight women define themselves as a drag-based theater troupe dedicated to challenging the confines of gender identity. The actors, who sometimes switch gender mid-sketch, challenge audience ideas about gender and gender stereotypes and insist that everything isnt black and white, that many people, like them, play in the gray. FMFFFrom page C1 Fort Myers Film Festival>> When: March 24-27 >> Where: Screenings at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., and at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Closing gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. >> Cost: varies, according to venue >> Info: www.fortmyers in the know RADDATZ BIFFAR a t COURTESY PHOTOQueen of Swing, a movie by local filmmaker John Biffar, plays as part of the Fort Myers Film Festival at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Mr. Biffar will attend.COURTESY PHOTOPlay in the Gray, a Florida Premiere, plays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 26. 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Fall Fashions Marissa Collections features Michael Kors fall fashions and a Boaz Kashi jewelry show through Saturday at 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or In The Swim The Beach House at Waterside Shops presents a trunk show with modeling and a visit from a Tommy Bahama representative from 11 a.m.-4p.m. 598-4144. Indie Film No One Knows About Persian Cats airs at 7 p.m. in Whitaker Hall at FGCU. 590-7963 or faminian@ Senior Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents Leah Hassell on piano at 7:30 p.m. 590-7851 or Classical Piano The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Naomi Niskala at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $30$35.495-8989 or Perfect Harmony The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus performs at free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Chur ch, 1955 Cu rling Ave. 597-4091. Evening on Fifth The Fifth Avenue area comes alive with music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 435-3742. 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Bobbys Back Sweet Art Gallery holds an opening reception for a display of new works by Bobby Goldsboro and Palm Beach artist Erica Rukin from 6-8 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or Classic Opera The Sarasota Opera and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra bring La Bohme to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or Ad Libbing Naples City Improv takes the stage at The Norris Center from 8-10 p.m. 213-3058. Saturday, March 26 Street Art The 23rd annual Naples Festival of the Arts takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Fifth Avenue South and Park Street. 4353742. See story on page C15. Mystic Faire The sixth annual Spring Mystic Faire runs from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Road. See story on page A15. Story Time Bring the little ones to the Naples Botanical Garden for story time at 10:30 a.m. today and Sunday in the Childrens Garden. 643-7275 or www. 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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Man cant live off of Meatballs alone Buca Favorite NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 2 3 9.596.6662 I thought it was going to be a terribly depressing play, but I was surprised by the amount of humor in it, Mr. Graffy says. Theres a lot of wit in the play, a lot of really funny stuff and some pathos, but thats limited to two sections. You do feel the tension in this family as theyre trying to reconnect, he adds, because something that monumental is 50-50: Either its going to pull you apart irrevocably, or its going to make you stronger than ever as a family. Mr. Graffy, whos performed in numerous shows with The Naples Players, admires Mr. Lindsay-Abaires writing. The truth of his storytelling is spectacular, he says. Its one of the most economical written plays Ive ever read. Theres not an ounce of fat on it, or a single superfluous anything. Theres just so much truth in it. And it wasnt at all what I expected. In fact, he says, the playwright gives very strong instructions involving emotions in the play.It only calls for tears twice only in those two spots are you to be maudlin. (Because) thats not what the plays about.In addition to Mr. Graffy and Ms. Petersen as the parents, the cast includes Victoria Diebler as Beccas sister, Karen Smith Hill as their mother and Jonathan Perez as the boy who accidentally kills the son. Everyone is struggling with guilt and grieving in his or her own way. Its a well-structured play, Mr. Graffy says. Its the study of grief as it affects everybody in the family There are definitely touching moments, but its not trying to manipulate you into anything. The parents are at different points in their grieving process. While Becca wants to sell the house because everything about it reminds her of her son, Howie wants to hang onto the house and keep everything as it is, for precisely that reason. Its an interesting juxtaposition of characters I hadnt seen before, Mr. Graffy says. It doest follow any of the formulas of Disease of the Week stuff weve all been inundated with. Ms. Petersen was surprised to receive a handwritten note from the playwright recently. A college classmate and her husband are good friends with Mr. Lindsay-Abaire, she explains, and they told him she was doing the play. It was lovely, she says about the note. He said that he heard we were doing the play, and that (our mutual friend) says Im talented. He said he thinks of his plays as his other children, and its nice to hear that this one is being so well taken care of and prevented from chasing a dog into the street. She will write him back and send him pictures and newspaper stories, she says. In addition, John Cameron Mitchell, who directed the movie version of Rabbit Hole, is a friend of Ms. Petersens from college. So things have come full circle, she says. I feel it was divine intervention. Audiences should not be frightened of the material, adds Mr. Graffy. Its not horrible, dark and dismal, he stresses. Its entertaining. Its a well-told story that uses everything it can: humor, truth and a little bit of pathos. Its really quite something. >>What: Rabbit Hole by The Naples Players >>When: March 30-April 23 >>Where: In the Toybe Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >>Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for students >>Info: 263-7990 or in the know RABBITFrom page C1PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Director John McKerrow, right, gives instruction to Karen Smith Hill, left, and Denise Petersen on the set of Rabbit Hole in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Paul Graffy plays Howie, the father whose young son dies in an accident. Auditions are coming up for two productions by The Naples Players. Tryouts for Pinkalicious, a musical based on the popular childrens book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, are set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Heres how the story unfolds: Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicious simply cant stop eating pink cupcakes. Her indulgence lands her at the doctors office with pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Its a dream come true for the pink-loving enthusiast until her hue goes too far and Pinkalicious must figure a way out of her predicament.The cast of six calls for three men (one age 18-30, one age 35-50 and one 40-pluys) and three women (two ages 18-30, who will be playing children, and one age 30-50. Megan McCombs will direct.Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song and will also be asked to perform a brief choreography routine. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks will be held starting at noon Sunday, April 17. Rehearsals for Pinkalicious will begin the first week in May. Performances are May 28-June 26. nd Street Auditions for 2nd Street will take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The classic musical follows an aspiring showgirl and a famously controlling director as they attempt to put on a musical extravaganza in the midst of the Great Depression. A large singing and dancing cast is needed, along with six male principals ages 25-60 and four female principals ages 18-55. The show also calls for a strong tapping chorus of dancers between the ages of 17 and 35.Dawn Lebrecht Fornara will direct the production, and Charles Fornara will be the musical director.Those auditioning will be asked to learn a brief choreographed routine and prepare 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals for 2nd Street will begin the first week in May. Performance dates are July 1-30. Appointments necessary Audition appointments for both shows are required and can be made by calling 434-7340, ext. 10. Perusal scripts are available for 72 hours, with a $20 deposit, at the theater, 701 Fifth Ave. S. So you think you can sing and dance h e s ay s a b out t h e h ear d we were trut h an d a li tt l e bi t q uite somethin g. g d Str ee t 3-7 p.m. i ca l fo lwgirl and a g director as o n a musica l midst o f dancin g with six 2 5-60 an d s a ge s 18-55. o r a strong tape rs between the n ara wi ll d irect t h e p ro d uctio n wi ll be t he Those a a s k e d t o l e g rap h e d rou t bars o f a son g be p rovided Re h e ar s al s fo b e g in the first w mance d ates ar e A ppo i ntments n Audition appo i s h ows are requi r b y ca ll in g 4347 s cri p ts are ava i w ith a $20 depo s Fifth Ave. S.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS This is the time of year when one word in particular is on the mind around St. Matthews House: Golfathon. Our 14th annual event happens at Imperial Golf Club on Tuesday, April 19, and it promises to be yet another great day of golfing fun at one of Naples premier clubs. Not onl is the Golfathon our biggest fundraiser of the year, its also one of the most successful golf fundraisers in town. With so many tournaments happening around here, we somehow still manage to raise more than $250,000 each year, thanks to our players diligence and commitment. So what exactly is a Golfathon? Event creator and 17-year SMH board member Dean Lind explains: When we started this event it was called a marathon. But the name seemed to have some negative connotations to the effect that some people didnt feel they had the stamina to play in anything called a marathon. For most people this was not the case, however, because the format is for fast play. It surprised people how easy it is to play 50 holes. Even so, in 2003 the name was changed to the Golfathon. Players solicit sponsorships from friends and colleagues. To this extent, we provide them with a personalized letter and/or e-mail that they can give to potential sponsors. This letter explains the mission of St. Matthews House, and that the player has committed to (tongue in cheek here) risking total exhaustion, sunstroke, and a possible nervous breakdown to help make a difference. The letter includes a coupon at the bottom to detach and send in with either a per-hole pledge or flat donation in the players name. The e-mail has a link to our online registration page to either sponsor a player or register to play. It costs SMH $250 per player to fund the Golfathon, so we encourage participants to establish a goal of at least $1,000 for their fundraising. If that sounds like a lot, youd be surprised at how quickly it adds up with the number of sponsors one can gather. We are so appreciative off our players effort and time that we will even send their letters for them! If players have a list of 50 or more potential sponsors, they can send us an excel spreadsheet or address labels with their information, and well do the rest, postage included. For their fundraising efforts, we make sure participants have a great day of golf at no cost to them. We cover greens fees, cart rental (each player has their own cart), unlimited golf balls, continental breakfast, box lunch and roving carts stocked with snacks and beverages on the course all day. Several contests with great prizes are held throughout the day as well. All players and a guest are also invited to the awards dinner and reception at the end of the day. Up for grabs in the silent auction this year are things like more golf at area clubs and a three-day, two-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The Golfathon format is fun, different and designed for fast play with relaxed rules. All putts within the leather are given. You play two balls on the par threes, and you play ready golf where you play your shot when you get to your ball as long as the coast is clear. The goal is to play at least 50 holes in six hours, which is not too difficult. Some people commit to a certain number of holes and stay out as long as necessary to get there. Each year a few players even manage to reach 100 holes. We average close to 200 participants each year. In past years, we have spread players out among three courses at neighboring clubs. This year, we will use both courses at Imperial and morning and afternoon shotgun times to avoid crowding on the courses. Players both amateur and pro return year after year to play in the Golfathon and support St. Matthews House. John Lee, the professional at Imperial, has played in every single Golfathon. Many church teams participate, as do country club foursomes and teams of family members. So, put a team together and get ready for a memorable day that in the end provides direct support for St. Matthews House. Sign up by contacting Julie Clay at 7740500 or, or by visiting Rev. Vann Ellison is the executive director and CEO of St. Matthews House. GIVING BY REV. VANN ELLISON____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTORobert Kibler, Jerry Coates, Salmon Cardenas and Mike Calyore of First Presbyterian Church played in the 2010 Golfathon.Dont let the name scare youGolfathon is a great way to help St. Matthews House r when on nour youd b it a sp s t h e there

PAGE 80 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 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 W W W I www.LightingFirst.us5th AnnualWAREHOUSE SALE30%-80% OFF 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 TRIPLETS By Linda Thistle ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Reg arding your upcoming challenges, the Aries Lamb should very quickly size things up and allow you to make the best possible use of whatever resources you have on hand. Good luck. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Y ou r arely blame others for missteps that worked against you. But this time you need to lay out all the facts and insist that everyone acknowledge his or her share of the mistakes. Then start again. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Y ou might w ant to start making vacation plans. And dont be surprised by unexpected family demands. Maintain control. Be open to suggestions, but dont get bogged down by them. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) W or k with both your Moon Child and Crab aspects this week to keep both your creative and your practical sides balanced. Your intuition sharpens, giving you greater insight by the middle of the week. LEO (July 23 to August 22) T he Big C at finally should have all the information needed to move on with a project. If not, maybe youll want to give everything a new and more thorough check before trying to move on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 2 2) T oo much emotional pain caused by someone you cant win over as a friend? Then stop trying to do so. You have other things you need to work on this week. Go to it, and good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its a good time to reassess where and how your strengths can help you build, and where your weaknesses can hinder you. Remember to build on your strongest foundation. SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 21) That personal matter that seemed so hard to deal with should be less confusing now. Dont rush. Let things happen easily, without the risk of creating even more puzzlement. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) Change continues to be a strong factor in many important areas. Keep on top of them, and you wont have to worry about losing control. A personal situation takes on a new look. CAPRICORN (December 22 to J anuar y 19) A business offer sounds intriguing. But if you dont check it out thoroughly, you could have problems. Take a set of questions with you when you attend your next meeting. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febr uar y 18) Your self-confidence should be coming back. Thats good news. But it might be a bit over the top right now, so best to let it settle down before you start making expensive decisions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Y our lif e, your decisions. Good enough. But be sure you have all the facts you need to put into the decisionmaker mixing bowl and hope it will come out as it should. BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou f ind much of your creativity with new people who give you much to think about.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:


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida Steffanie Pearce Soprano Opera Marseille Laura Nolen Mezzo Soprano Metropolitan Opera Gustav Andreassen Bass San Francisco Opera Kurt Lehmann Tenor Glimmerglass Opera Maestro William Noll New York City Opera Generously underwritten by Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM & Saturday, April 2, 3:00 PMTICKETS: 239.514.Sing ( 7464 ) 1-800.771.1041 (24/7)A MONUMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF VERDIS INTENSELY EMOTIONAL REQUIEM MASS. OPERA NAPLES GRANDEST-SCALE MUSICAL PRODUCTION TO DATE, THERE ARE MORE THAN 120 PERFORMERS IN THIS CONCERT.Moorings Presbyterian Church 791 Harbour Drive NaplesMany Thanks to our Media Sponsors: CALL GARY FOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE Passion poignant prayer to redemptionBamboo Cafe French Home Cooking will host a luncheon celebrating the release of Dream Houses: Historic Beach Homes & Cottages of Naples, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Author and interior designer Joie Wilson and photographer Penny Taylor, along with the owners and designer of the three homes featured in the book, will be in attendance. The owners and designers will recount their experiences owning and restoring their historic homes. Cost is $25 inclusive. A book signing will take place after the luncheon. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Bamboo Cafe at 643-6177 or by visiting www.BambooCafe-Naples. com. Luncheon will celebrate the release of book about historic Dream HousesArea musicians are banding together to raise funds for their friend and colleague Symon, who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is unable to work while undergoing treatment. He is self-employed, has no insurance and is his familys sole provider. As a way to help their friend, the following bands and individual musicians will perform from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the North Naples Country Club: Big Buck, The Chaos Band, Dale Schwegel, David C .Johnson, Derek Trenholm, John Mameli, The Magic of Keith Raygor, The Manipulators, Rob Matson, Smokin Bill & Megan Rose, Soli & Andre, Tequila Tom and Tim Poindexter. A silent auction and raffle will be held throughout the day. To donate an item of gift certificate, or for more information about how you can help, call Gayle Stan at 269-5910 or e-mail Cheryl Locke at Musicians band together for ailing friendCOURTESY PHOTO This photograph by Penny Taylor is on the cover of Dream Houses.


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Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 CHARLOTTE EVENT AND CONFERENCE CENTERPerformance begins at 7:30pm | 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda Adults $35 Students (under 18) $15 or (941)205-9743 The Sounds Of New Orleans BYRON STRIPLING Trumpet, Vocals Since his Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, Stripling has become a pops orchestra favorite throughout North America, soloing with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and the National Symphony among many others. As soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Stripling performed frequently under the baton of Keith Lockhart, as well as being featured soloist on the PBS television special Evening at Pops. He has also been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl. Stripling earned his striped as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He has also played and recorded extensively with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and Buck Clayton in addition to the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the GRP All Star Big Band.Saturday, April 9, 2011A Tribute to Louis ArmstrongFeaturing BYRON STRIPLING Trumpet, Vocals With Robert Breithaupt Drum Set FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 8:30 P.M. FGCU Spor ts Report Catch Florida Gulf Coast Universitys weekly sports scores and highlights, as well as interviews, profiles and a preview of upcoming events on the Eagles schedule. Hosted by Tom James. SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 9 P.M. B ehind the Brit coms: From Script to Screen Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton, both stars of As Time Goes By, as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors that have brought you memorable British comedies, including Blackadder, Last of the Summer Wine, Are You Being Served? and many more. MONDAY, MARCH 28, 8 P.M. Antiques R oa dshow: Dallas Hour 1 Highlights include an 1847 James Henry Beard oil painting; a 20th-century Gene Woodling professional baseball archive; and an 1830 first-edition Book of Mormon. 9 P.M. American Experience: Dolley Madison Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 8 P.M. Secr ets o f the Dead: Herculaneum Uncovered Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii is Herculaneum, another city frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Geo-archeologists are chipping away at the soft rock to reveal the mysteries contained in the buried city. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8 P.M. N a ture: Outback Pelicans Once every 10 years, rains flood into river beds and create the largest lake in Australia and 100,000 pelicans arrive for the event. 10 P.M. J ourney t o Planet Earth: Plan B Mobilizing to Save Civilization Based on the book by environmental visionary Lester Brown, this documentary explores a new and emerging economy based upon renewable resources and realistic strategies to avoid the growing threat of global warming. Matt Damon hosts. This week on WGCU TVCOURTESY PHOTO / FRANCESCO CAVALIEREAn ariel view of the ruins of Herculaneum, a seaside town in Italys Bay of Naples. This program explores the ruins of Herculaneum, a city buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.


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Full rack of ribs with 2 sides for $12.95 with the purchase of any beverage. Offer expires 4/15/11 O.B.'s Cornerstone {formally Norm's}239.417.12165047 Tamiami Trail East (Village Falls Plaza) LIVE MUSIC SEVERAL NIGHTS A WEEKCALL FOR INFO! HAPPY HOUR 11-7 MON-SAT DAILY SPECIALSMonday 1/2 PRICE PIZZATuesday PEROGIES $7.95 WITH KOLBASSA $10.95Wednesday 1/2 PRICE BURGERSThursday 1/2 BBQ CHICKEN WITH 2 SIDES $6.95Friday ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY $8.95 Discover a private island and explore an international exhibition. One price includes venue admissions, transportation, lunch & guide!Thursday, March 24 Useppa Island. Enjoy a day on this pr ivate island with a boat ride from Captiva, tour of Sumwalt Museum, lunch at Collier Inn and a stroll around this tiny jewel. Thursday, April 7 M useum of A rts Ft. Lauderdale Vatican Splendors Exhibit. Explore this magni cent collection of art, documents and historically signi cant objects from the Vatican. Enjoy One of Our Last Escorted Day Trips!Reservations required. Great for groups too!Call 239-321-7430 or visit www.sw museumofhistory .com 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. Signed Bottles For Sale!Only Available at Randys Sun Harvest Orange Juice $ 2 99 Reg. $4.99Paradise shrimp company only. tomatoes .79lb NEWS FLASH! Voted Southwest Floridas Best Steakhouse. 403 Bayfront Place Downtown MONDAY & FRIDAY Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster 1 1/2 lbsIncludes salad & potatoWEDNESDAY Great Steak Night/12 oz. USD A Pr ime NY Strip Includes salad & potatoIncludes salad & potatoTUESDAY & THURSDAY The One & Only Great Prime Rib Night Includes salad & potato $2995 $2495 $2595 1/2 Price Complete Lounge Bar Menu 5-6:00 2 for 1 Wells & House Wines EVERYDAY Live MusicThursday thru SundayNaples Best Entertainment! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 C25 SAVE THE DATE mental health counselor Ellen HarrisTickets are $95 and can be purchased by calling 262-6517, ext.100, or at Luncheon and fashions for Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Collier County holds a Look Good While Doing Good spring fashion show and luncheon at noon Friday, April 1, at Dillards in Coastland Center. Seating is limited. Call 775-0036 or e-mail Supper club fun for Guadalupe Center9MEN, a new fundraiser for the Guadalupe Center, makes its debut at M Waterfront Grille on Thursday evening, May 5. The restaurant in the Village on Venetian Bay will revert to the supper-clubs 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 For information about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Craig Bamberg at 239men@ From page C23


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 A poker run for the Parkinson Association of SWFFLORIDA 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 Initial Comprehensive Exam Full set of X-Rays Healthy Mouth Cleaning $95 regular $338Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center 1. Arnold and Louise Yorra 2. Judy Rosing and Reesa Yarkin 3. Annalise Smith and Rhona Saunders 4. Anthony Deangelico and Sid Durkee 5. Tricia Winiecki with Ally, Morgan and Emma 6. Kim Ruidiaz and Lori Stresen-Reuter 7. Bradley and Aubrey Howard BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 Hearts to You, a fashion show for Avow Hospice Denim & Diamonds for Royal Palm AcademyFLORIDA 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. Lavigne Kirkpatrick and Lisa Kopfensteiner 2. Annie MacLean and her mother, Mrs. Garrity 3. Kenya Occhiuzzo and Kari Wagler 4. Thad Kirkpatrick and Sam Carter 5. Marilyn Varcoe and Gail Schultz 6. Carol Walter and Tracie Walker BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Elizabeth Schmidt and Karen Evans Susan OMalley and Joanna SimpsonRyan and Christina Lund Vicki Tracy and Chris Lombardo Joyce and Pat Coughlan 1 2 3 6 5 4

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Glass Bead Artist, Kathy French, will be on site melting layers of glass to create unique and beautiful beads. Entertainment by Emilia Lipinska Sponsored By Naples Art Association presentsSaturday, April 210 AM to 4 PMOur 54th SeasonOn Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center (just off 5th Ave. South) (239) 262-6517 FREE ADMISSION Artist Images: Powers, Romano, Park BOAT RENTALS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 2132222 Organic fast casual might seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the shaded outdoor tables if weather permits.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2009 The Jolly Cricket, 720 Fifth Ave. S.; 304-9460The club-like Trilogy has been artfully transformed into a handsome upscale British gastro pub with a wide-ranging menu that encompasses pub grub, tropical flavors and locally grown organic produce. As befits a pub, the beer selection is extensive and theres an intriguing list of ciders as well, including Ace apple cider, which has a lovely pear essence. The ploughmans board comes three ways. We tried it with smoked ham and Brie, both of which were tasty. The fish and chips were just right, enhanced by tangy homemade tartar sauce. Though beautifully plated, the chicken curry was under seasoned. Those wanting a zestier version should tell their server when ordering. An apple tart with ice cream, oatmeal cookie and caramel sauce was lovely and satisfying. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2010 La Fogata, 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 948-4488 It takes a bit of detective work to find La Fogata, nestled as it is among larger establishments clustered on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road. (Hint: Its near Bealls.) Once you find it, you arent likely to forget this charming little spot that offers authentic Mexican fare and hospitality at rock-bottom prices. The guacamole is lively, full of avocado, tomato and green onions. Camarones revolcados consisted of perfectly grilled shrimp accompanied by a creamy salsa with volcanic heart, rice and black beans. A combo platter with a taco with Mexican sausage, sope with grilled flank steak and tostada with chicken was equally good, each item piled high with fresh, flavorful ingredients that had been cooked to order. Paired with a well-chilled Modelo Especial or tangy agua de tamarindo (tamarind soda), its a bargain-priced feast. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2011 Loving Hut, 975 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 254-9490Vegans will rejoice and even die-hard carnivores are likely to reconsider their anti-vegetarian stance after a meal at Loving Hut. Simply put: The food tastes great, and the types of protein used make it seem as if theres meat in all of the vegan fare it serves. Using the lively flavor palette of Asia, the restaurant serves dishes such as crispy golden rolls (eggrolls minus the meat), papaya salad, tamarind-laced Thai hot and sour soup, zesty Vietnamese pho and Dancing Mushroom, which features mushrooms, soy protein, bell pepper, onion and garlic served on a sizzling platter, which presumably makes the mushrooms dance. Even the cheese-free cheesecake was delicious. Soft drinks served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010 Sale e Pepe, Marco Beach Ocean Resort, 480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; 393-1600Loads of marble, stately columns, handpainted frescoes and arabesque walls give this luxurious dining spot the feel of an authentic Italian palazzo. The service and food are similarly grand, and the encyclopedic wine list makes it difficult to pick just one bottle. The menu covers various parts of Italy, with an emphasis on the Piedmont region. Thinly sliced octopus over potato salad, basil oil and arugula and roasted veal loin and heart of celery topped with tuna sauce and capers were excellent starters. Also first-rate were roasted sea scallops in sweet onion confit and lobster sauce. Asparagus risotto with roasted jumbo shrimp and chicken breast on porcini mushrooms, braised onions and marsala wine sauce were hearty, soulful entrees. The vivid flavors and textures of a lemon tart with wild cherry sorbet made for a great ending to a terrific meal. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., Decanted: T he store kicks off its Century Club (for those who have tasted at least 100 grape varietals) tasting series featuring 25 grape varietals; $25 (with $5 credit toward purchase), 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 434-1814. Reservations required.. Thursday, March 24, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods: Dr Richard Siatta, his wife Juliana, and daughter, Tania DAlessandro, who run Mediterranean Meals on Marco Island, prepare healthful salmon carpaccio, fennel and potato soup, sauted fennel and orange salad; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register by phone or online at Friday, March 25, 7-9 p.m., Robb & S tucky Culinary Center: For date night, Chef Martin Murphy prepares a three-course dinner featuring different wines for each course and a special dish for sharing; $100 per couple inclusive; Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Sunday, March 27, 4-6 p.m., Haldeman H ouse: Bring some f inger food to share and wine if youd like to Slow Food Southwest Floridas spring soiree, a potluck and period furniture sale at the historic Haldeman House; $10 (benefits restoration of the house and Slow Foods community garden grant program), 10010 Pennsylv ania Ave., Bonita Springs. Reserve online at slowfoodrsvp@ or call 851-9214. Monday, March 28, 4-6 p.m., Whole Foods: Learn ho w to make banana-date tea cake without oil or added sugar; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Monday, March 28, 5-7 p.m., P ur e: Sample sparkling wines from California winemaker Gloria Ferrer; $10 (with $10 credit toward dinner that evening), Mercato; 514-7873. Reservations preferred. Monday, March 28, 6-8 p.m., R obb & S tucky Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy leads a class featuring healthy dishes full of vegetables, seafood and lean proteins; $35, Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 2063840. Reservations required. Tuesday, March 29, 6-8 p.m., Whole F oods: Chef Eric Delano of Roys Naples prepares lobster California roll, misoyaki butterf ish and Roys signature chocolate souffl; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register by phone or online at Submit event listings to Cuisine@ WEEKLY CUISINE New restaurants, fun-filled fundraisers headed this way d s a clas s s hes full of nd lean pro t ucky Casual S.Tamia mi As the tourist season winds down and the temperatures start to climb, theres still plenty of activity on the local dining scene.Right season for new restaurantSeasons 52, known for its fresh, seasonal menu and wine bar, has broken ground on a site adjacent to Mercato on U.S. 41. Targeted to open in the fall, it will be the companys 19th location and will employ about 100 people. The restaurants menu changes four times a year and features weekly fresh specials that capture the flavors of the season. Nothing on the menu exceeds 475 calories. Seasons 52 will have about 337 seats, including 44 on the outdoor patio and 89 in the piano bar, which will feature live entertainment nightly. There will also be two private dining rooms and a chefs table.Italian cuisine to goChef Peter Della Rocca has opened Parmesan Petes Italian Kitchen, a cuisine-to-go establishment in Bonita Springs. Mr. Della Rocca has more than 30 years of experience in both the New York-New Jersey and Naples areas.Appetizers and salads run $4.95-$8.95 and include bruschetta, clams oreganata, antipasto and Caesar; sandwiches such as sausage and peppers, grilled chicken, meatball, veal or eggplant parmigiana run $5.95-$8.95; while entrees such as pasta puttanesca, shrimp parmigiana, gnocchi, broccoli rabe and sausage or baked penne are priced at $9.95-$12.95. Call ahead for a whole Tuscan chicken that serves two or three people. Lee and Collier county school employees receive a 20 percent discount with ID. Parmesan Petes is at 3690 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Call 9923663 or check out the full menu at www. events for worthy causes Saturday, March 26: Grapes & Apes gets my vote for best-named event of the year. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Naples, it benefits (and takes place at) The Naples Zoo from 6-9 p.m. Taste wines from around the world as well as handcrafted beers and food by Wynns Catering and Norman Love Confections. Bid on auction items including travel packages, wines, spa services and other luxury package. Enjoy a sunset zoo cruise and meet the zoos newest residents, seven reticulated giraffes. An added feature: 30-minute wine classes, with sessions geared to beginners and another for seasoned wine lovers. Everything takes place in the Zoos primate area. Tickets are $50 in advance, $100 at the door. Get them at Wynns Market, AAA Travel and online at Saturday, April 2: The 22nd annual Wanderlust travel auction features a dozen of the areas top chefs as well as dazzling live and silent auction items. This years event, which begins at 5 p.m., is a first: Its being held at Herbert J. Sugden Hall, home to the Resort & Hospitality Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Hosted by Southwest Floridas major resorts, private clubs, restaurants and tourism partners, the event raises money for the Resort & Hospitality Management Program. This years event features Angelinas Ristorante, Blu Sushi, French Bread Oven, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Keylime Bistro, Naples Grande Beach Resort and the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Norman Love Confections, Bites at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Ruths Chris Steak House, Sale e Pepe at Marco Beach Ocean Resort and Tarpon Bay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Tickets are $250 each. Call 277-3963 or e-mail Saturday, April 9: Some Decanted Evening is the second annual charity gala organized by the Wine Tasters of Naples. The island-inspired fun begins at 6 p.m. at The Players Club at Lely Resort and will include a wine tasting, dinner, live music and silent auction. Last years event sold out and raised more than $42,000 for Youth Haven, St. Matthews House and the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The three charities have also been named beneficiaries of this years fundraiser. Admission is $85 per person. Checks can be made payable to The Community Foundation of Collier County and mailed to Dan Leaman, Wine Tasters president, 5637 Whisperwood Blvd. #601, Naples FL 34110.Tonys Off Third goes onlineYou can, of course, go into Tonys Off Third and revel in its lush assortment of baked goods, gourmet foodstuffs and fabulous wines. On those occasions when you cant get there in person, however, now you can visit Tonys Off Third online. Co-owner and wine enthusiast Sukie Honeycutt has launched a virtual wine store that includes a worthy inventory and also carries some of her well-considered favorites in a variety of price ranges and a section of wines that are especially good buys. Reds and whites are sorted by American, Italian, Spanish and French varieties; there are also dessert wines, ports and lots more. Ms. Honeycutt says shes also worked hard to price the wines competitively. Check out the site at DIY at Naples TomatoIf youve ever tasted freshly made mozzarella, youre already well aware that the prepackaged variety doesnt come close to equaling its rich texture and flavor. So why not learn to make your own? Naples Tomato will hold a mozzarella-making class at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3. For $35, you can enjoy a couple of glasses of wine, cheese samples, light snacks, instruction on how to make mozzarella and buratta and leave with a pound of mozzarella curds so you can make cheese at home. The restaurant also offers pastamaking classes in its spacious kitchen. Priced at $35 and $50, they include a lesson with a pasta chef, antipasto, two pasta courses and dessert. Group bookings are welcome. Naples Tomato is at 14700 Tamiami Trail N. Call 598-9800 for details.Angelinas expands wine listAngelinas Ristorante has been known for its exceptional wine list since it opened three years ago. It recently added 125 wines to the collection, bringing its total to 483.While the focus is on Italian wines, there are choices from throughout the world, most of which come from small, family-owned wineries. The entire wine list can be viewed at Angelinas is at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs.Restaurant closesRemys Bistro on Pine Ridge Road closed in late February. n n s xo wd n n s e r y r i0 0 n s at n d o n op nd a rs s a t J COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Seasons 52 location will look much like this one. b w karenFELDMAN