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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A30 PETS OF THE WEEK A33 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7, 9 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 PLAY REVIEW C8 SAVE THE DATE C24-25 SOCIETY C27-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 26 FREE WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER Wanted: Good homesThese are just a few of the animals up for adoption at Domestic Animal Services. A33 Take off!Book a trip with the FGCU Renaissance Academy. A29 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 31 2011 Big shows aheadThe Phil, Barbara B. Mann Hall give audiences an idea of whats coming next year. C1 In year two, Imagine Solutions building an extraordinary audienceIntelligent, rational people, looking for intelligent, rationale solutions to some of our toughest problems. Thats how Tyler Mathisen, an anchor at CNBC and that cable networks vice president for strategic editorial initiatives, described last weeks second annual Imagine Solutions Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Mr. Mathisen had just finished moderating a panel discussion on the economy and was standing outside basking in a brilliant but benign midday sun when he made those comments. Nearby, Liz Peek, a member of Mr. Mathisens panel and a columnist for The Fiscal Times, stood patiently as conference attendees peppered her with questions and suggestions. Have you checked out the website for the Naples Tea Party? one woman asked SEE IMAGINE, A20 Every time you fill your gas tank these days, two things might happen. One, the pump hose could appear to run from your gas tank directly into your bank account, threatening to suck it dry. And two, suddenly you might find yourself hot-wired to history, whether you know it or not. Driving costs in Southwest Florida are rising into the crippling range. Analysts figure that the current price of $3.50 to $3.60 per gallon has a fair chance of reaching $4 or even more this summer, just as it did in 2008. The roots of our gasoline-dependent lifestyles are at once both disarmingly simple and torturously complex. But not so complex we cant understand: The price at the pump could well change our lives, and not for the better.Why were paying more BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE GAS, A8 BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@floridaweekly.comFIGHTCOURTESY PHOTONEWS ANALYSIS gasoline priceTheCOURTESY PHOTORandy Antik Robb & Stucky exclusiveCEO Clive Lubner explains companys bankrupcy. A33

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with state-of-the-art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Management Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NOW OFFERING $ 100 OFF INTRODUCTORY SPECIALEffective and pain-free, the COOL TOUCH VARIA LASER, is the latest technology for treatment of TOE NAIL FUNGUS. Call for more details or to schedule your appointment.Many years back, I was dozing peacefully in the press gallery of the Alabama Senate when something snapped me from my slumber. A lawmaker (and I use that term loosely) was on the floor making an impassioned plea to enact legislation that would make it illegal to use obscene or profane language in the presence of a corpse. Even by Alabamas perverse standards, this was pretty bizarre. I later tracked down the senator and asked why he was proposing such a law. This is what he told me: Two elderly spinsters who lived in his district had recently suffered the death of their 90-year-old brother. The old women had gone to the local funeral home to make arrangements. Apparently something had gone wrong back in the embalming room, and a technician was cursing a blue streak as their stone-cold brother lay on a table before him. The sisters heard it all, and they were mortified. They told me their brother never tolerated such language when we he was alive, and he should not be subjected to it in death, the senator explained. They wanted me to do something about it, and, I thought what the hell, what difference does it make? If it makes the old bags happy, lets go for it. Nobody seemed to make too much over this piece of legislation because, after all, this was Alabama and what else would you expect? Well, I am here to tell you that the crew that now holds forth in Tallahassee actually makes those rubes of yesteryear in Montgomery look like the Founding Fathers. From Gov. Rick Scott on down, the legislative tone is nasty, spiteful and aimed at reducing anything that might benefit those who are most in need and least able to fend for themselves. If you want a glimpse of where Florida is headed under the leadership of Gov. Scott and his merry band of Tea Partiers, look to Texas. Since 2000, Texas has been under the control of Gov. Rick (Youre damned right I pack a pistol when I go out jogging) Perry and a gang of corporate lackeys who prefer to be known as Republicans. Mr. Perry, a Tea Party icon, has toyed with the idea of running for president. His main qualification is that he closely resembles a Ken doll. Unfortunately, Mr. Perrys IQ also approximates that of a Ken doll. For a decade, the lips of Mr. Perry and his legislative henchmen have been firmly affixed to the rear ends of big corporations and oil interests. Big money has ruled the roost in Austin. Education, social services, public health initiatives and other programs have been cut to the bone, while corporations and special interests have been given every conceivable break. Like Florida, Texas has no state income tax. Well, now the bill is coming due. Not only have countless Texans especially the most vulnerable seen their lives greatly diminished, but the state is broke. Stimulus funds have come and gone, and the well is dry. The Texas budget deficit now stands at $27 billion. Disaster were talking a biblical-type disaster looms. Texas lawmakers next week will be asked to adopt an $83.8 billion budget. This budget will result in the loss of more than 600,000 jobs in the state, according the bipartisan Legislative Budget Board. An estimated 343,000 government jobs will disappear over the next two years, according the estimates, and nearly 264,000 jobs in the private sector will go by the wayside. What is Gov. Perrys response? He says he remains committed to cultivating a favorable climate for business development in the state. (Sounds like our own governor, doesnt it?) Gov. Perry firmly believes that government doesnt create jobs; entrepreneurs in the private sector do, said Mr. Perrys press secretary. Be warned. Rick Scott is a clone of Rick Perry. The only discernable difference is that Mr. Perry looks like a male model and Mr. Scott, well, lets be charitable and simply say he does not. But all is not gloom and doom in our state capital. On occasion, a delightful story emerges from Tallahassee that puts everything is perspective. And the one I am about to relate makes the Alabama corpse-cursing story seem tame. It involves the ongoing battle to make bestiality illegal in Florida. Aha! Bet you thought bestiality already was against the law in the Sunshine State. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The right to get lovey-dovey with an animal of your choosing remains intact, thanks, principally, to the Florida House of Representatives. Since 2008, the Senate has attempted to ban bestiality, but the House simply wont go along. (I am not making this up.) The drive to outlaw such relations began in earnest three years ago, when a Florida man accidentally strangled a pregnant goat during a passionate interlude. The story became even more poignant and personalized when it was revealed that the goats name was Meg. Members of the House say they dont want to enact the bill because it seems frivolous, and they have more important matters to deal with, such as their continued legislative screwing of most of the citizens of this state in other areas. Its funny how these wooly-headed crackers get all worked up when members of the same sex (were talking humans) want to get married or when a woman wants to exercise control over her reproductive system. But gettin it on with a goat or a sheep or whatever else, well, our guys and gals in Tallahassee are down with that, so to speak.I wonder: Is there a lobbyist who leads the charge against criminalizing bestiality? And if so, does he wine, dine and otherwise entertain legislators? (Yes, waiter, well be ordering from the vegetarian menu this evening.) Can you imagine the parties such a person would throw? I shudder. And all the while, poor little Meg bleats for justice from her grave. Of governors and goats billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 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 Dave Anderson Natalie Zellers Hope Jason 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 In the great Middle East whodunit, the verdict is in: The Jews are innocent. They arent responsible for the violence, extremism, backwardness, discontent or predatory government of their Arab neighbors. The past few months should have finally shattered the persistent illusion that the Israeli-Palestinian question determines all in the Middle East. In an essay in Foreign Policy magazine titled The False Religion of Mideast Peace, former diplomat Aaron David Miller recounts the conventional wisdom running back through the Cold War: An unresolved Arab-Israeli conflict would trigger ruinous war, increase Soviet influence, weaken Arab moderates, strengthen Arab radicals, jeopardize access to Middle East oil, and generally undermine U.S. influence from Rabat to Karachi. Behind these assumptions has long stood a deeply simplistic understanding of the Arabs. Professional naf Jimmy Carter insists, There is no doubt: The heart and mind of every Muslim is affected by whether or not the IsraeliPalestinian issue is dealt with fairly. This is reductive to the point of insult. Carter thinks that Muslims have no interior lives of their own, but are all defined by a foreign-policy dispute that is unlikely to affect most of them directly in the least. He mistakes real people for participants in an endless Council on Foreign Relations seminar. Adam Garfinkle muses in his book Jewcentricity: Imagine, if you can, that one day Israelis decided to pack their bags and move away, giving the country to the Palestinians with a check for 60 years rent. Would the Arabs suddenly stop competing among themselves, and would America and the Arab world suddenly fall in love with each other?Yet the pull of the illusion is so powerful that even those who dont profess to believe in it, like George W. Bush, eventually get sucked in. Barack Obama came into office ready to deploy his charm and fulfill the millennial promise of the peace process once and for all. He couldnt even get the Palestinians to sit down to negotiate with the Israelis, in an unintended reset to the situation decades ago.According to the illusion, the region should have exploded in rage at Jewish perfidy and American ineffectualness. It exploded for altogether different reasons. We witnessed revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt without a hint of upset at the Israeli settlements or Americas continued failure as a broker of peace. Itd be easier if the key to the Middle East really were sitting around a negotiating table with a couple of bottles of Evian, poring over a map adjudicating a dispute so familiar that people have built diplomatic, academic and journalistic careers on it. The current terrain of the Middle East as it exists not as we assume it should be is hellishly disorienting by comparison: What to do when an ally invades another ally to knock around protesters in violation of our values? When a tin-pot dictator thumbs his nose at us and the rest of the West and crushes his opponents with alacrity despite our earnest protestations? When popular uprisings threaten our allies more than our enemies? It makes the old peace process seem alluringly comfortable and manageable. No, the illusion will never die. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The death of an illusion richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly To the Editor: Today, March 31, is the birthday of Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers. He would have turned 84. His legacy of advancing justice for the men and women who harvest our nations crops continues through the work of the Coalition of Immokalee workers, Collier Countys awardwinning organization of tomato pickers. Today also is the day several dozen members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches representing 80 million Christians worldwide, including the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ are in Southwest Florida visiting the CIW. They were drawn here by the landmark agreement reached in November between the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange and the CIW. That agreement has become a true beacon of hope and a model for economic justice such that 90 percent of our states tomato harvesters now enjoy a strict code of conduct to protect their labor rights. The agreement also provides for a cooperative complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program and a worker-to-worker education process as well as a pennyper-pound wage increase for tomatoes sold to participating retailers. The WCRCs newly elected president, Jerry Pillay of the Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, along with pastors, seminary professors, theologians and lay people from 16 different countries and six continents are meeting here to plan the WCRCs economic justice work on an international level. They have asked to join with local farmworkers at 5 p.m. today in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Publix at Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard. They hope to encourage Publix to accept the CIWs invitation to talk, to at last break bread together with the admirable aim of addressing the poverty pay facing Florida farmworkers. Unfortunately, Publix has refused to join with Whole Foods and others to pay an extra penny a pound to help relieve farmworker poverty. However, recent statements suggest that Publix may be more open to that agreement than previously indicated. A new post on the company website states: Publix is more than willing to pay a penny more per pound ...however, we will not pay employees of other companies directly for their labor. Instead, Publix recommends that growers put the cost of the tomatoes in the price they charge the industry for the goods. The CIW has clarified that in fact thats exactly how the program works: Repackers charge the extra penny to the retail buyer and those funds are then accounted for and passed on to the growers. It is price based. For most buyers, unless they themselves prefer a different system, the Fair Food premium is built directly into the price. Publixs declaration of a willingness to pay the penny if the way can be found underscores the importance of company officials sitting down with the CIW to address the mechanics of passing the penny on to workers. Only through dialogue can the noble common objective of ensuring fair wages and safe work conditions for farmworkers be met. We welcome the interest of the WCRC in the work of CIW for economic justice. We rejoice in this opportunity to celebrate Mr. Chavez birthday. We further believe the worlds attention to the agreement between the CIW and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange reinforces the need for Publix to formally embrace the code of conduct they claim to support, and to work together with the CIW and the FTGE to truly make the Florida tomato industry the pride of U.S. agriculture. Rev. Dr. Thomas Harp V anderbilt P resbyterian Church Rev. Dr. Ron Patterson Naples United Church of ChristFlorida tomato industry can be the pride of U.S. agriculture LETTER TO THE EDITOR LAURA EMIKO SOLTIS / COURTESY PHOTO d e n s h n s, d of y r s n e s ile r i h e is m n n P p th f w p f p b o PHOTO LAURA EMIKO SOLTIS / COURTESY P

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Mark D. Generalesis a former manager and Wall Street Department Head since 1978. During his career, he has been the keynote speaker at over 1,000 nancial planning workshops across the USA. Today he focuses his experience and expertise on assisting investors in the SWFL communities from Naples to Ft. Myers. Mr. Generales is a Sr. V.P. of Investments with Southern Trust Financial.HOSTED BYSouthern Trust Financial Planning, a full service nancial planning rm, is a completely independent company. Having the strength of the sixth largest independent broker dealer in the country* (Securities America Inc.) allows us the resources to manage investment portfolios very ef ciently. The following topics will be discussed in a completely unbiased manner as Southern Trust Financial Planning has no proprietary products: *Financial Planning Magazine Annual Dealer Survey; June 2009 **STFP is not in the business of providing tax advice and this information although taken from public sources believed to be reliable, may not be accurate and complete. You should consult your CPA to fully understand how these tax issues could affect you. Investment Advisory Services offered through Southern Trust Financial Planning, Inc. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FNRA, SIPC, Southern Trust Financial Planning Inc. is not af liated with the Securities America companies. Ination: Dont outlive your income! An in depth discussion of the importance of protecting your future income. Strategies designed to help protect against the taxation of your Social Security Income** Has a buy and hold strategy worked for you? If not, consider an actively managed strategy designed to quickly adapt to the current market environment. Is your estate set up properly for the Stretch IRA? Bene ciary naming is critical. Potential situations that could cost your estate thousands in taxes. 2010 Roth IRA Conversion Opportunity. How to hire an advisor that covers the entire 6 segments of the nancial planning process? Ideas to avoid the costly and time consuming process of probate.invites you to attend our seminar 9420 Bonita Beach Rd | Suite 202 Bonita Springs, FL 34135239-676-5676WHEN & WHERE YOUR MEAL IS ON US! Dont miss this opportunity!DINNERWed., Apr. 6th @ 4:30pm799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, FL 34110PLEASE CALL 239-676-5676 to reserve your spot! Reservations are Required. April is Autism Month. Florida Weekly will present an article on different aspects of dealing with autism each week in the month ahead. BY EDEN AUTISM SERVICES FLORIDA_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyParents know the importance of being able to communicate with their children, to know if theyre hungry, sleepy or just want a hug. Children with autism often dont possess the verbal or non-verbal skills to express their intentions. They may simply repeat the same word or sentence, babble incoherently or say things out of social context. Research shows that one out of three people with autism has trouble producing speech sounds. With early identification and intervention, two out of three preschoolers with autism can improve their communication skills and their understanding of spoken language. Its important for families to realize they can seek advice from a speech therapist even without an autism diagnosis, said Jessica Harris, a speech pathologist with a private practice in Naples. Seek out speech therapy as soon as you realize something is not quite right. Its easier to facilitate the appropriate behaviors early, before theyve had a chance to become ingrained. The younger brain is more flexible and receptive to learning new things. Its easier to teach the skill early the correct way than have to re-teach or break a habit. The speech therapist is a key member of the autism team, playing a critical role in addressing a wide range of communication and oral motor skill issues. Through assessment and observation, this professional will determine which of many methods will be the most effective for the specific child. Treatment may be as basic as pointing to pictures or choosing between two objects to more advanced skills such as sign language or typing, said Ms. Harris, who works with children as young as three. Older children and adults with autism also benefit from the services of a speech pathologist. Having communication skills helps them get a job and be part of society, said Ms. Harris. I worked at Naples High for a few years and some of my students are now independently employed. With older children, we work on transitioning into life skills. Continuing social etiquette and functioning in a community is more important the older a child gets. Speech pathologists are also trained in oral motor skills the seemingly simple and natural ability to chew and swallow. We have a good understanding of how all the motor processes work the lips, mouths and jaws, said Ms. Harris. Many children with autism lack oral motor coordination. This is a common issue, said Ms. Harris. Babies learn to cry and work their mouth to suckle. They advance to blowing raspberries, making babbling noises and playing games with their mouth. These are prerequisites to advanced eating skills and speech and communication skills. When they dont go through those milestones, they can get very far behind, have a limited diet and a late transition off the bottle. We can work with them and improve these skills. New advances in technology and research into apraxia, a common neurological disorder in a person with autism, are also improving communication treatment options, said Ms. Harris. Voice output devices the size of an iPhone allow the individual to communicate verbally by finding and pushing a button f or a specific item. The child with autism can depress the butt on on a picture of milk, and their parent gives them milk, she said. A better understanding of apraxia, which leaves a person unable to perform tasks or movements although he or sheunderstand the request, is also improving the treatment picture, Ms. Harris said. We have a better idea of how the mouth coordinates to make all movements it needs to make. With intervention it should be possible for every person with autism to have some way to communicate, she added. Not every person with autism is going to become a verbal communicator but we will find some mode of communication for them. To find a qualified speech pathologist, visit the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources system at or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at Eden Autism Services Floridas services range from comprehensive clinical and outreach services, including program consultations and early intervention, to operation of schools in Naples and Fort Myers for school-age students, an organic training farm and residential and employment service,s for adults. For more information, contact Eden Floridas Clinical Services and Outreach division, at 992-4680, ext. 205.Speech therapy plays vital role in improving communication for children with autism


Board Certi ed: TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS DR. KEVIN LAM, DPMIlizarov Fixation Methods-LE DR. BRIAN TIMM, DPM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 A7 In honor of National Alcohol Awareness Month, the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only nonprofit, community mental health and substance abuse treatment center, is conducting free, anonymous alcohol screenings and educational presentations throughout April. Talk privately with a mental health professional and receive information about local resources. Those who night need further evaluation will receive treatment referrals and recommendations. Screenings are available by appointment at the David Lawrence Center satellite office located at 2806 S. Horseshoe Drive, Naples. Agencies, schools, community groups, churches and businesses can request a free, customized educational presentation about substance abuse targeted towards children, adults or seniors. To schedule a confidential screening or to make arrangements for an educational presentation, call the center at 455-8500, ext. 2209.Risky behaviorThe long-term medical complications from using alcohol can include gastrointestinal problems, liver disorders, heart disease and reproduction and pregnancy problems. Short-term memory loss and blackouts are common among heavy drinkers. From an emotional perspective, heavy drinkers can lose their self-respect, dignity and emotional control, which can lead to depression and even suicide. Addiction can negatively affect job performance and relationships with friends and family members. Children of alcoholic parents are at a higher risk of physical illness and injury, neglect, emotional disturbances, educational deficits and behavior problems, and they are two to four times more likely to become problem drinkers later in life. Despite the fact that drinking is illegal for anyone under the age of 21, the reality is that many adolescents drink. In fact, they consume 11 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States. Youth who begin drinking alcohol before the age of 15 are six times more likely than those who start at age 21 and older to develop alcohol problems. Alcohol Awareness Month is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The David Lawrence Centers goal in participating in this initiative is to promote alcohol screenings as a simple, routine and effective health care practice, to refer individuals with signs of alcoholism to treatment and to educate the community on the risks, facts and treatment options available for alcohol abuse and addiction. The center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 25,000 people each year. For more information, visit David Lawrence Center offers screenings, educational programs about alcohol abuse

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 GASFrom page A1Ispent $1,200 a month on gas the last time the price reached $4 per gallon, and Im afraid I will again, says Ken Martin, a self-employed farrier who works with horses up and down the coast. He drives scores of miles daily from his Pine Island home in a customized Ford 250 truck. That vehicle gets 14 miles per gallon of diesel, and secures Mr. Martin a seat front and center on the history train. It all started here, more or less. First, Henry Ford mass-produced the combustion engine beginning in 1903, making it affordable and available for working Americans. Twelve years later, Thomas Edison convinced Henry Ford to buy a little property and move next door to his winter home, Seminole Lodge, in Fort Myers. At about the same time, Virgil Sikes and a partner had opened the first and only Ford dealership in a hundred miles, in Fort Myers (a place Mr. Ford is said to have visited periodically himself, asking for design suggestions he could take back to the Detroit factory). Then Sam Galloway Jr.s grandfather, David Shackelford, bought Mr. Sikess Ford dealership in 1927. In those days, Mr. Ford and Mr. Edison still wandered into the dealership to look over Henrys Fords, Mr. Galloway recalls. Eventually Mr. Galloways father, the late Sam Galloway Sr., took over the business. And today you can still buy a Ford from the family lot, now owned by Mr. Galloway, Jr., whose two sons, Sam III and Robert, are company vice presidents.The combustion engines growing appetiteAs refreshingly immediate as that historic connection may seem in the second decade of the 21st century, the reality of the combustion engine has moved far beyond immediacy, nowadays. Maintaining any car or truck, no matter how fuel efficient, now requires filling the gas tank at prices that seem to climb the chart faster than a stock car at Daytona can circle the track. The reasons are complicated. But one other historic fact is relevant: In the 1970s and s, planners on the Southwest coast began to promote a suburban, car-dependent lifestyle they thought would be a boon. By encouraging living centers distantly separated from working and shopping centers, they established a massive road construction industry and a fueldependant economy. In Henry Fords time, most roads were dirt and most driving was short distance and relatively slow 35 miles per hour was the top speed manufacturers assumed travelers could go, on average, in the 1930s. Now, 19.3 million Floridians maintain more than 15 million vehicles, running them at speeds, distances and levels of fuel consumption unimaginable to most drivers a few short decades ago. Living with that heritage, we are forced to drive great distances and fix elaborately designed roads and bridges at increasingly burdensome costs. We created a sprawling, inefficient community inefficient economically, inefficient in the way we use natural resources, and inefficient in any other ways, says Charlie Bigelow, a key author of the Lee Comprehensive Plan fashioned in the 1980s, and now a member of Reconnecting Lee, an issues think tank. He spoke to Florida Weekly last June about a proposed Colonial Boulevard Expressway that he believes would simply extend the old way of doing things, back when gas was cheap. We see the cost of petroleum-based development, he concludes. Will we then be so foolish as to build this monstrosity? Yeah, I think theres a pretty good chance we will. As gas approaches $4 a gallon, the cost is having a profound effect on all our lives, observes Bill Stueber, a civil engineer and senior vice president of CPH Engineers. Mr. Stueber lives 10 miles northeast of Punta Gorda, maintains his office 38 miles away in Fort Myers, and works as far south as Marco Island, relying on his 16-mile-per-gallon Jeep Wrangler to get him to and from those outposts, he says. As recently as 2009 (after the $4 per gallon wake-up call when gas prices spiked the year before) he could get a gallon of gas for less that $2. Not now. Filling the tank has gone from $20 to $50, so it comes down to cutting back in other areas, he admits. One of those areas is his contribution to charity. Once he gave to a variety of charities, but now he will only do one thing this year embark on a 10,000-mile, 12-day endurance charity ride on his Harley Davidson Police Electra Glide (purchased from a Kansas law enforcement agency and refurbished). That machine gets 35 to 40 miles per gallon, he says. When he takes it out on the road in August, hes planning a budget based on $5 a gallon, for the gas. The journey will likely cost him about $1,250 just in fuel. Similarly, the farrier, Mr. Martin, who used to drive onto the mainland each week to help feed the hungry at a soup kitchen, has cut that good work back to once a month because of gas prices, he says. Meanwhile, Mr. Stueber, a divorced father of three (he helps his oldest daughter maintain a van, but she has to pay for gas), still has to drive roughly 100 miles a day for work. Its not like I have an option and I can say, Gas is too expensive, so I dont think Ill drive into work today, he says. This is kind of like when your windshield gets hit with a stone and the crack spreads out. Im putting more money in the car and less in going to the store or out to dinner or donating to charity. So all of a sudden theres a peripheral group of people being affected. Why its highThe reasons gas prices are escalating, however, might not be the reasons you naturally assume. Once upon a time, there were no commodities traders and no credit card companies to help drive up the price, suggests Patrick Eakins, a vice president at Edison Oil, a regional wholesaler. Now, commodities traders for major investment companies on Wall Street throw off the balance between supply and demand by betting billions of dollars on increases or decreases in oil costs by buying so-called oil futures artificially skewing the market. And credit card companies charge high, unrestricted fees while demanding new anti-fraud technologies from retailers whenever they desire. That wouldnt be a problem if people bought gas with cash, but since 75 percent of gas sales are bought with credit or debit cards, the retailers have to accept them, Mr. Eakins says. All of that shoots gas costs at the pump into the stratosphere. We were hoping the Dodd-Frank Act would help us, but Congress has let us down by not enforcing it, he adds. Among the many provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act passed last July, officials put in place rules to control speculation by large investors who do not use petroleum hedge funds, mutual funds and the like. They also considered provisions to limit credit card fees. But the Commodoties Futures Trading Commission or CFTC, charged with putting the act in place by Jan. 1, did not. Instead, the CFTC extended a question period to March 28, after which it will make decisions at an unspecified time about how and to what extent the act should change business as usual. None of that will come soon enough to stop the price of gas from continuing to rise, the experts say. And car and truck drivers are not the only ones who will pay. Last week, a Delta Airlines spokesman told the Minneapolis Tribune that every time oil goes up by $1 a barrel, the airlines fuel costs jump $100 million per year.So who gets rich?Its not the wholesalers or retailers theyre not the ones getting rich by driving up gas costs, says Mr. Eakins. A CNN Money report in the days leading up to the $4 per gallon spike three years ago broke down oil money this way: Oil (commodities) traders: They make significant money from either rising or falling prices per barrel, if they bet right. (No estimate given) Gas stations: They take in 7 to 10 cents per gallon, out of which they pay leases, salaries to employees, credit card fees and other expenses, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Taxes: (averaging in the mid 40-cents range per gallon, but almost 53 cents in Florida). Transportation to move gas: 23 to 26 cents per gallon. Refining: About 24 cents per gallon to companies that refine crude oil to make gasoline and other products. Producers of crude: About $2.07 goes to companies (Chevron or BP) or countries (Venezuela or Saudi Arabia) that find it and barrel the crude. Costs to produce that crude can range from a mere $1 a barrel in Saudi Arabia, to $70 a barrel for oil taken from the deep Gulf. The average for American companies is probably about $24 per 42-gallon barrel, analysts say. Another way to understand is by estimating who doesnt get rich. Southwest Floridas Edison Oil, for example, sells roughly 50 million gallons of gas per year to retailers in the region who offer Shell, BP and Marathon, with some unbranded product as well. How many gallons of gasoline from one barrel of crude?OTHER: 0.3 gallons KEROSENE: 0.5 gallons LUBRICANTS: 0.5 gallons FEEDSTOCKS: 1.2 gallons ASPHALT/ROAD OIL: 1.3 gallons PETROLEUM COKE: 1.8 gallons STILL GAS: 1.9 gallons LIQUIFIED GASES: 1.9 gallons RESIDUAL FUEL OIL: 2-3 gallons JET FUEL OIL: 4.1 gallons DISTILLATE FUEL OIL: 9.3 gallons GASOLINE: 19.5 gallons One barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil. The total volume of products made is 44.2 gallons 2.2 gallons greater than the original 42 gallons of crude oil. Processing gain occurs when other chemicals are added to the re ning process to create the products.SOURCE: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTEEAKINS MARTIN SEE GAS, A9 COURTESY PHOTO Henry Ford and Thomas Edison in 1927.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS A9 FREE CONCERTS:April 2 at 7:00 PM April 3 at 2:00 PMCome Join Us For "Musical Theater: Opera to Broadway" Opera: Borodin, Verdi, Mascagni with Guest Soloist Rodney Westbrook Broadway: Gilbert and Sullivan, Richard RogersConcerts held at Golden Gate High School Magnolia Pond Rd, off 951, just north of I-75 exit 101 RN/Clinical Supervisor needed for Ft. Myers homecare ofce. Homecare and/or pediatric experience preferred. Detail oriented. Self starter. Team player. EEO/AAE. Call 410-910-4678 or 239-322-3678, apply online at or submit resume to GASFrom page A8B ut if you make about a penny a gallon and you have liabilities and expenses, Mr. Eakins points out, when it all comes out its not as much as it seems. A penny a gallon of profit may sound skimpy, unless youre a retailer. In that case, it probably sounds like a gold mine. For retailers, the business of selling gas, measured against itself instead of total shop sales that include cigarettes, food and other items in demand from gas buyers, is a lose-lose, Mr. Eakins says. A family-owned store in Naples or Fort Myers, for example, might offer a pump price of $3.66 per gallon this week for regular unleaded. Thats only about 5 cents per gallon higher than the $3.61 the owners might have to pay when they buy a truckload of 9,000 gallons (generally, they spend $33,000 to $36,000 per semi-truck load of fuel). But by the time the owner pays 2.1 percent of each gas sale to credit card companies, for example spending about 7.5 cents of their 5or 6-cent profit theyre losing money. The big chain stores are willing to do that and can do that to lure customers. The profits come from tobacco and other products, not gas. If you get a chain like Circle K or Hess, with 4,000 locations globally, they can take a concentric area like Southwest Florida and throw their price at $3.49, and put local people out of business, says Mr. Eakins. Then they will create a monopoly and well see prices go up.Those other pesky factorsMr. Eakins does not buy into the popular notion that the price at the pump rises mostly because supply is threatened from the Middle East and North Africa (Libya, for example, produces about 2 percent of the world supply of crude), and tsunamis and meltdowns are creating a climate of cost-inducing fear. As a longtime veteran of the business and an oil-industry lobbyist who spends time in Washington, D.C., he says, the realities appear much different. The credit card companies margins of profit are much higher than the oil companies, he insists. Among other factors driving up cost are taxes Florida ranks the seventh highest in United States, at almost 53 cents per gallon in combined local, state and federal taxes and location. Almost all of the fuel required for more than 15 million vehicles on Florida roads has to come in by ship to one of several ports around the state. Ships in Tampa, for example, offload a couple million barrels of oil, at 42 gallons per barrel, one at a time. You have to have different tanks for storage of all the different products you add ethanol, and different companies add their packages and then you have your grade of gas, explains Mr. Eakins. Out of a single barrel of crude, depending on the grade and consistency, refiners expect to get about 19.5 gallons of gas, 9.2 gallons of dissolute fuel, as they call it, and 4.1 gallons of jet fuel, along with a variety of 8 other refinements used in scores of products. Except for gas run through a pipeline from the port at Tampa to the Orlando area, and a small amount piped into the panhandle, all the gas gets delivered by truck. There are other complications in the refining process, too because of the high humidity in the Tampa area, they have to use higher formatted gasoline with lower emissions (than Southwest Florida), notes Mr. Eakins. These are called boutique gasses. When the gas is ready, truck drivers arrive, use specially designated cards with code keys specific to their needs, and draw down what they require for delivery. Always, in Florida, cost will rise because ports have both limited terminaling, and limited storage capacities.Looking back againSitting on an old Ford tractor late last week, Dan Danforth, owner with his wife, Ruth, of Dans Nursery in Alva, recalled growing up in the woods of Charlotte County with no electricity or running water. Born in 1923, eight years before Thomas Edisons death and 24 years before Henry Ford passed away in 1947, he came into a cracker family that used horses, not cars, for years. But when I turned 17, the 87-year-old Mr. Danforth recalled, my daddy bought me a 1930 Buick. It weighed a ton. And it took a lot of gas. There was two kinds, says Mr. Danforth. There was regular, and there was high-test. Regular was 12 cents a gallon. High-test was 15. If that sounds like the good ol days in terms of fuel costs, it may not have been. The spending power of a single dollar then was roughly equal to that of $15.50 now, by some calculations. Still, a dollar then would have gotten Mr. Danforth more than 6 gallons of regular gas, whereas $15.50 now (the equivalent of $1 then) would get you only about 4.3 gallons of regular unleaded, at $3.60 per gallon. Adding to the larger reality of fuel costs, though, is this fact: Families like Mr. Danforths had significantly less disposable income to spend on that gas, or anything else, than most families have today. Twenty years later when Sam Galloway Jr. was a young man in the 1950s and s, cars had become popular and common, he recalls. If you wanted one, you could pretty much get something, he says. Gas stations had become common, many roads had been paved (not outside of town, though), a new Ford car could run anywhere from about $1,600 to $2,900 and the price of a gallon of fuel was about 25 cents (that was in 195 5). If you had $2 for gas, you thought you were Rockefeller, admits Mr. Galloway. The biggest complaint I ever heard about gas was about the taxes on it. By the mid 1970s, gas was running in the 35to 55cent range, still significantly lower than todays prices adjusted for inflation. And by the mid 1990s, it was selling for $1.25 to $1.50 per gallon. All of which begs the issue, when it comes to having to get in a car or some other combustion-engine conveyance, and travel a great distance. Mr. Eakins suggests a couple of solutions that might help us return to a future of cheaper gas: First, try to buy gas at family-owned operations. He may be 5 cents a gallon higher than the chain store down the street, but over a years time it will be negligible, compared to what it will cost if (the family-owned stations) go out of business. And second, write your congressman or congresswoman. This is a biggie. Encourage them to support reform with credit card fees, and reform with commodities trading, Mr. Eakins says. But Mr. Stueber, planning his charity fundraiser on a not quite gas-guzzling Harley Davidson across 10,000 miles of American road in August, doesnt want to waste any time with congressional representatives. Hed rather go right to the top, for a solution. I wont complain if theres an executive order from the president dropping gas prices a couple bucks a gallon, between Aug. 5 and Aug. 22, 2011. It could say, For Bill Stueber. For all of us Bill Stuebers, perhaps. o t e o ( y u t h fo in e lo a c m m s c TOP: COURTESY PHOTO, BOTTOM: VANDY MAJORThe first gas station in Fort Myers, on the corner of Edison Ave and U.S. 41, then and now.GALLOWAY JR.


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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 History shows a long tradition of April Fools Day pranksMix a little foolishness with your prudence: Its good to be silly at the right moment. Horace (65 B.C.-8 B.C.) I dont think anyone really knows for sure when and how April Fools Day originated. Many scholars connect it to the confusion of changing from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar way back in 1582. Renewal philosophers viewed the tradition much like we see spring break today, as a type of spring fever ritualized with great mayhem. By the late 1600s the Scottish had fully adopted the new calendar and were having a grand old time sending people on phony errands called hunting the gowk (the cuckoo bird). In its April 2, 1698, issue, Dawkss NewsLetter, a British publication, reported the news that: Yesterday being the first of April, several persons were sent to the Tower Ditch to see the Lions washed. It seems these gullible victims raced to the Tower of London to see the washing of the lions. Was it a traditional prank? Or could I be pulling your leg? According to a 1983 article by the Associated Press, Boston University professor Joseph Boakin maintained that April Fools Day started during the reign of Constantine, when he allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Jesters, who were the wisest of the wise and could make a king laugh as well as listen to new thought, told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Or was Dr. Boakin just having fun? (It seems so, as it took a couple of weeks for the AP to realize that they had been a poisson dAvril, a term applied to those who fall for an April Fools Day prank.All Fools Day prankstersHere are some other classic practical jokes that my research turned up: Bombs Away occurred during WWII, on April 1, 1915, when a French aviator, flying a solo mission, dropped a bomb on a German camp. Everyone scattered, but there was no explosion. Finally, one soldier carefully edged back toward the camp to discover a football with a note to this effect attached: April Fool! The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest of 1957 unfolded when BBC reporters told of a record-breaking spaghetti crop that could be attributed to the demise of the spaghetti weevil. When calls started coming into the station with queries about how to grow a spaghetti tree, the powers that be replied: Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.Naples good humorNaples has a long list of good-natured tricksters, beginning with Speed Menefee, the towns first mayor. Mr. Menefees tall tale of the mermaid caught off the Naples Pier very nearly embarrassed his sister all the way up in Louisville, Ky. Knowing her brother, however, she thought better of sharing the story when she addressed a Louisville ladies luncheon. Sam Colding, the second person to serve as Collier Countys tax assessor, tells stories of how folks were so poor back in the day that they had to make their own fun. Mr. Colding elaborates with the tale of two preacher men who had to cross the creek to get to the revival they were leading that evening. According to Mr. Coldings account, he advised the men of the cloth they could cut their time in half if they crossed at a certain spot. When the first preacher was up to his neck in the creek, youd think the other one would have thought twice. As the second one was wading up to his neck with dry pants high over his head (having learned the lesson of taking them off), Mr. Colding walked away mumbling, I thought it was there.BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN o rted the a e y n y r e s t un f olded when BBC re p orters told o f a d f t w t t C m p e e n h s t COURTESY PHOTOHarvesting from a spaghetti tree? Late this summer, Naples Backyard history will host a discussion about Sustaining the Character and Identity of Paradise at our new home in the Old Naples Museum at the plaza on Broad Avenue South (between Third Street South and Gordon Drive). Several builders, architects and owners of historic homes in Naples have been invited, and the date is set for Sunday. Aug. 14. For more information, call 774-2996. No laughing matterLets hope the Naples City Councils recent vote to change the ordinances regarding offices in historic homes in the citys historic district is no hoax. While council still has to approve the Naples Historical Societys conditional-use request for a particular property on Broad Avenue South, it might be a sign that our city fathers are finally becoming aware of the economic and sociological value of our local history and just in time for the release of Dream Houses: Historic Beach Homes & Cottages of Naples, a lovely book by Joie Wilson with photographs by Penny Taylor. Dream Houses depicts the bone-deep beauty of these cottages and defines the true character and identity of our community.


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Nearly 500 CEOs, educators, entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives and deep thinkers from across Southwest Florida attended this years two-day conference, which featured some 40 speakers. One of the strengths of the conference is the interaction between the distinguished speakers and the attendees. During breaks after each session, lively discussions were the rule, not the exception, about subjects that ran the gamut from the economy to education to energy to social entrepreneurship and just about everything in between. Theres so much noise out there today, said Mr. Mathisen. And a lot of it is on cable television. People shout and talk over each other. Theres none of that here, he added about the conference. This is a place for calm reflection. Mr. Mathisens observations closely align with the vision of Imagine Solutions founder and CEO Randy Antik. A former CEO of The Yellow Book and vice president at General Mills, Mr. Antik sought to establish an intellectual experience along the lines of the Aspen Ideas Festival. We are building an extraordinary audience, he said last week during a break. Im not prepared to say that we are where we want to be after just two years, though. This really is based on a five-year plan. Lets just say that I think it is better to under-promise and over-perform. Imagine Solutions takes no political stands. In fact, it shies from inviting politicians or elected officials to take the stage. Rather, the conference seeks to draw on the expertise of thought leaders from around the globe. One of the most intriguing personalities at this years conference was Somaly Mam, a human-trafficking activist from Cambodia. An orphan, Ms. Mam was sold to a brothel at the age of 12. Tortured, beaten and raped, she was forced to service five to six clients a day. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TW0 A29NEWSHealthy Living Pets Musings WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University has four trips on the itinerary for summer and fall. Limited to 24 travelers each, the high-end, concierge-style excursions cater to those who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Custom itineraries give participants the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides and to experience the customs, cuisine, language and history of another culture. Fourand five-star hotels, most meals and gratuities, private English-speaking guides, deluxe motor coach transportation and all entrance fees are generally included. Heres where the Renaissance Academy is headed: The Magic of Spain May 24-June 2; $4,990 (land only) Experience the vast riches of Spains colorful south, from the bustling port city of Malaga to Granada, Osuna, Cordoba and Seville, before gliding into Madrid on the high-speed AVE train for a rendezvous with one of Europes most exciting cities. Trips to Toledo, considered the countrys spiritual capital, and Segovia, home of the daring Roman aqueduct that still functions to this day, are also in the plan. Invitation to Tuscany Sept. 10-18; $3,295 (land only)Renaissance Academy has the ticket for summer-fall travel adventuresThe call is out for instructors for summer/fall 2011 and winter/spring 2012 classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy. Volunteers are also welcome to join curriculum planning committees. Instructors give single lectures or lead short courses in art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. Those interested in lecturing can download a course proposal form from www. or can arrange to receive a form via mail by calling 425-3272.For more information, contact John Guerra at 434-4838 or Academy seeks instructorsMedieval towns and villages, hilltop castles and ancient farmsteads dotting the landscape await discovery in the most welcoming of climates. Explore the cultural, artistic and architectural treasures of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Certaldo, Greve, Radda, Castellina, Volpaia, Bologna and San Gimignano, and end the adventure with a farewell feast at the private castle of Santa Maria Novella set amidst the Tuscan countryside. Treasures of Britain Sept. 20-27; $4,990 (land only)Magnificent treasure houses, glorious gardens, picturesque villages and many special arrangements (including an extraordinary opening and private visit to Althorp, the ancestral home of Princess Diana) all await on this tour to some of Englands most enchanting corners. Based in Oxford at a five-star hotel and in the Cotswolds at a four-star boutique hotel with a Michelinstarred restaurant, this trip explores the charms of both town and country. Pearls of Dalmatia Sept. 29-Oct. 13; $4,095 (land and air) Independent, democratic Croatia again welcomes visitors eager to absorb its history, culture and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. The Renaissance Academy group will travel from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, and from the island of Hvar and seaside Opatija to timeless Venice to discover why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit. To receive complete itineraries and registration forms for travels with the Renaissance Academy of FGCU, call 4253272 or visit PHOTOBarnes & Noble Booksellers in Waterside Shops will host a book signing for Naples-based writer Kelly Merritt, the author of The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The book is filled with details about hundreds of family-friendly vacations to fit any budget. s. Merritt contributes to numerous area publications, including Florida Weekly. G th it c o w of o p to s t th to h E c o a r R COU RTE S Y PH O T O

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 HEALTHY LIVING TO YOUR HEALTH STRAIGHT TALK It is important for all of us who work at NCH, for our system collectively and for the well being of our region, that NCH Healthcare System enjoys the very best financial strength. To put that more formally, the economic security of NCH is mission-critical for both our individual health and the welfare of our region. I am pleased and proud, therefore, to share with you the latest validation that NCH is enjoying excellent economic health. Two of the nations foremost bond rating services, Moodys and Fitch, have recognized NCH for its strong market position, recent improved profitability and stable outlook. Fitch rated us A, and Moodys rated us A2. Although both cited challenges that NCH must meet in the future, these positive ratings were particularly heartening in light of the uncertain economic climate in which health care finds itself here and around the nation. These bond ratings are especially significant because they mark the first formal ratings ever for NCH. We obtained them so that we could seize the current lowinterest rate environment to refinance existing bonds and fortify our institution for the future. The bond rating process itself took considerable time and effort. CFO Vicki Orr, Controller Noble Arrington, Director of Forecast and Reimbursement Jerry Markham and their competent team did an exemplary job of leading the almost half-year process. Members of the board of trustees, along with the leadership team, took the rating agencies on tours of our campuses, presented operational and financial information and tried to provide a complete and transparent picture of NCH. The Fitch credit summary statement gives an overview of NCH:The A rating reflects NCHs recent improved profitability and adequate liquidity and most importantly, its strong market position. NCH maintains 73 percent market share in its primary service area of Collier County, which is a favorable service area due to projected population growth and above average wealth levels. NCH also maintains strong market share in certain service lines including cardiology, orthopedics and cancer due to the tertiary level services it provides compared to its competitors. The stable outlook reflects the expectation that NCH will continue to improve its profitability and liquidity due to the various operational improvement and growth strategies that have been implemented. Changes in senior management in 2006 and 2007 are viewed favorably as financial performance has improved as a result; recent restructuring of governance is also viewed favorably.Both reports acknowledged our challenges, which include seasonal fluctuations, the need to integrate formerly independent physicians into the culture, and exposure to Medicare at 60 percent (compared to a 40 percent national median). Moodys noted that NCH management has embarked on strategies to improve market share, grow out-patient volumes, adjust to season and manage Medicare reimbursements. Theres an old saying that, The best time to borrow money is when you dont need it. This is certainly the case with NCH today. But the recognition of our underlying financial strength by these respected, impartial agencies is not only critical for job retention in an uncertain environment and the successful future of our institution, but also irrefutable testimony to the hard work and dedication of 3,740 committed and extraordinary employees. Fitch, Moodys recognize NCHs strong market position Iiifllfhk 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. For more information, call the Southwest Florida March of Dimes at 4333463. Dance class and support group forParkinsons 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. For more information, call 417-3465. The American Heart Association invites all Collier County residents to go for a brisk walk in the park on National Start! Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6. Wear your sneakers to work and at lunchtime, ditch your desk, grab a colleague or two and head to Cambier Park. From noon to 1 p.m., AHA staff and volunteers will be at the park encouraging everyone to passes by to walk a 30-minute course through downtown Naples. Those who step out will get the recommended half-hour of exercise that can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 30 percent. Why walk? There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all. Research has shown that the bene ts of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you: >> Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease >> Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels >> Improve blood lipid pro le >> Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity >> Enhance mental well-being >> Reduce the risk of osteoporosis >> Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer >> Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetesSource: The American Heart Association in the know COURTESY PHOTOWALK?Been meaning to Just start!SEE WALKING, A31


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 A31 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 FREE car wash for all north-bound cars Fuel prices are rising daily! Lock in your rate TODAY!Guaranteed pick-up on YOUR scheduleThe AHA reports that nearly 67 percent of Americans are overweight and at risk for heart complications from sedentary lives.The simplest change you can make to improve your heart health is to start walking. Its enjoyable, free, easy, social and great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because most people can stick with it.Theres no race to the finish on Start! Walking Day, just a gentle push to get moving toward a healthy lifestyle. For more motivation, the AHA encourages everyone to visit www. and follow the steps to learn their heart health number. Sponsors of the local Start! Walking Day are Arthrex, Physicians Regional Healthcare System and an anonymous donor in memory of Kyle Fernstrom. For more information, call Teresa McInnis at 495-4915 or e-mail Teresa. WALKINGFrom page A30 Begins on April 1st, must schedule surgery by May 31st. $1,000 discount, $500 discount per eye. Call today for your free consultation. Cataracts LASIK Laser Vision Correction Cornea Treatment Glaucoma Dry Eyes Comprehensive Eye Exam Pediatric Eye Care Glasses & Contacts www.sw Naples 11176 Tamiami Trail 239-594-0124 Fort Myers 13670 Metropolis Avenue 239-768-0006 Rick Palmon, M.D. Richard Glasser, M.D. Leonard Avril, O.D. Brian Marhue, O.D. Penny J. Orr, O.D.SPRING LASIK SPECIALFULL SERVICE VISION CARE MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ACCEPTED LASIK FINANCING AVAILABLETHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS.


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Pets of the Week >> Bo Bo is a handsome Rottweiler mix whos a little more than 1 year old. Sweet and calm, he loves people, is good on his leash and is even OK with cats. >> Holly is about 7 months old and has mediumlength hair and a magni cent, silky tail. Shes very affectionate and loves to be petted.>> Issac is a friendly guy whos about 3 years old. He loves to curl up in a lap and purr.>> Princess is a sweet, friendly German shepherd mix whos about 5 months old. Shes alert and eager to please. She also seems to like cats.To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit to search for a lost pet or to nd a new pet. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS A33 McDonalds Youve got a big heart. Show it off.Simply donate $1 at your local McDonalds and well put your heart on display.Proceeds given during April 1stApril 30th will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and its local Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Programs. TITLE SPONSOR name amount donatedI helped make adifference McDonalds The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company. It Only Looks Expensive 900 Neapolitan Way (Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comWhile Vetere is speaking of the pet industry as a whole, its clear from any time spent on the trade floor that not only have consumers been spending relatively freely on pets, but corporations have, too. The rate of acquisitions of small companies and hot product lines by big international players has been staggering. These companies are now squaring off like the superpowers they are, ready to compete tooth and claw against each other, both within the larger retail sector and in the pet care section. For example, the APPA press conference was followed by the product release of Fiproguard Plus, the Sergeants Pet Care product that the company says has the same active ingredients as Frontline Plus made by pharmaceutical giant Merial. The difference? Fiproguard and other products will be sold directly to the consumer through retail outlets, not to pet owners through veterinarians. The Sergeants product will be competitively priced, of course, and that was the other underlying theme of the trade show. While you could still spot pricey bling here and there, such products were relatively rare compared to years past, and even the silly stuff is designed to be appealing in price as well as cuteness. Aggressive pricing is what everyones betting will lead the industry to another record-breaking year, as recessionbattered consumers ease their way into the purchase of nonessentials with small buys that make them as happy as their pets do. Their pets were a rock after a horrible day, notes Vetere. And now, people are wanting to reward their pets. And thats what this industry is counting on. Pet care industry remains recession-resistantthat means the amount of money spent on these companion animals has barely hiccupped during the Great Recession, and is predicted to top $50 billion this year. For perspective, the amount of money spent on pets tops that spent on jewelry, candy and hardware, combined, and is the eighth-largest retail sector overall. Im constantly amazed at the resilience of this industry, said Vetere in releasing the APPA figures. Not only did we weather the recession very well, but were poised to take advantage of the recovery. You worry about your job. You turn on the TV and the news is upsetting. Your spouse is distant, and your kids are into their social networks. Whom do you turn to? If youre like most Americans, youll be talking to your pet. And you wont much mind doing so, either. And when I say most Americans, Im not exaggerating. Last month in Orlando at Global Pet Expo, Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association, revealed the trade groups annual snapshot of the pet care industry, as well as the executive summary of the associations special two-year in-depth overview of who has pets, what kind, what they spend on them and why. How many of us are there? Pet ownership is at an all-time high of 72.9 million households up 2.1 percent since the last survey two years ago and in those households, the number and variety of pets has also increased. Not surprising, PET TALES Booming businessBY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTOGlobal Pet Expo, held recently in Orlando, is the eighth-largest trade show in the world.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS A35 Are you new to the Naples area? I can assist you with ful lling your boating dreams and beginning your boating lifestyle.Please call or visit me at MarineMax-Naples to discuss your individual boating needs, so that we can work together to nd exactly the right boat for your lifestyle. We o er only the best quality boat lines, such as: Hatteras, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Mako, Cabo Yachts and Beneteau Swift Tra wlers. We provide you with a licensed captains delivery and orientation, all requir ed safety equipment, dock lines, fenders, a full tank of fuel and unlimited complimentary training to ensure your comfort and con dence using new or used boat. Sales Associate/USCG Licensed Captain Occasionally a few birds, a horse perhaps, have saved the ruins of an amphitheatre by continuing to perceive it. Jorge Luis Borges There is very little to fasten onto; everything shifts, shimmers, slips, ...qualities pleasing to ...people who are more at ease with...craziness. Douglas R. Hofstadter ...writing ... doesnt have any writing in it whatsoever, ...a frozen Antarctica of writing entirely devoid of literary content.... Bruce Sterling, Wired Magazine, Beyond the Beyond.This pirate sailing high on that sea, listing and lusting for vision, surrenders to the bottom line. Floating down, through story within story web and weal whirling, there is that checking this out. Merely front and center folded, safe enclosed is the sketchy meme: Rose naked, wearing only Le Coeur de la Mer, a blue diamond heartshaped necklace. In James Camerons 1997 film Titanic, the real thing is on the ocean bottom. Rose dropped it there, ending that treasure hunt. How can a non-existent treasure be found? Perhaps one could find the real Hope Diamond, the one gracing Luis XVI before his head was guillotine removed. This diamond was stolen from Sitas eye. She was the wife of Rama, seventh avatar of Vishnu, reincarnation of Lakshmi. This Hindu goddess, whose aim is to uplift humankind, gets her name from the Sanskrit meaning to perceive. After Titanic, Cameron created Avatar. This film is in essence another treasure hunt, but this time for unobtanium, unavailable and unaffordable outside of Pandora. Both the Cameron films grossed over a billion dollars. Uplifting, no? Forget about film. On the real Titanic sailed a real and notable passenger, William Thomas Stead. He is considered a pioneer of investigative journalism. Stead was on the Titanics maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York on 10 April, 1912. He embarked this vessel, unsurpassed in luxury, in order to attend a peace congress at Carnegie Hall. For the 2,227 passengers aboard, there were 1,178 places on lifeboats. One story has it that, after helping women and children onto lifeboats, Snead retired to a leather smoking lounge chair to read. Another account has him clinging with frozen feet and John Jacob Astor IV to one of the lifeboats. Astor, inventor and writer of science fiction, is most known for his real estate venture of the Waldorf Astoria, which later was host location in the United States of inquiries regarding the Titanic sinking. Snead is said to be an automatic writer. Automatic writing is work produced by unconscious or spiritual forces outside the writers control. Two of Sneads automatically written stories are said to predict his death. His 1886 story, How the Mail Steamer Went Down in Mid-Atlantic, is narrated by a survivor who indicated the lack of lifeboats. Sneads story From the Old World to the New, written in 1892, told of a ship crash into an iceberg. In Camerons Titanic, Cal put his coat over Roses shoulders. Only Cal knew that the Heart of the Ocean was in the pocket of that coat. Certainly no one other than Cal could assess his motivation. Was his concern feigned? What was his concern? Is it crazy to assess the concern of a fiction? Ill take a rain check. Meet me at the Waldorf. 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.MUSINGS Rx Rain Check


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011Hodges HumanitariansUniversity honors Naples couple, and more Networking events. B7 & 9 Best of the BestMiromar Design Center presents accessories, antiques and art boutique. B11 An employee drops the F-bomb in a tweet and it spreads quickly on the Internet, Facebook and YouTube. Do you think your company is immune from this scenario? Think again. Almost every day we hear of an employee who is involved in an awkward situation that ends up as breaking news in the media. Developing an effective social media policy for your company was the topic of discussion at the recent meeting of the Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter. Guest speaker was Cassandra Engeldinger, marketing communications specialist with Arthrex. She is also a member of PRSA-Gulf Coast Chapter and chair of social media for the organization. Ms. Engeldingers advice to her audience: Accept and determine that social media is here to stay and how it fits into your companys culture. Dont wait for a crisis to catch you off guard. Determine your strategy and conduct ongoing media training with designated individuals before its too late. Make a decision on whether or not employees will represent you. If they do not, hire a social media expert or designate one or two people within the company who are authorized to speak on your behalf of your brand. Clearly identify subjects that are off-limits to employees, and have a plan in place for when an employee discusses something that is considered off limits. Educate your employees on legal issues such as trademarks, copyrights, FTC guidelines and proper media usage. Create a training program for all employees if you dont already have one in place. Social media is constantly changing. Make it a policy to revisit your document every six months and/or when an issue develops that needs to be addressed right a way. You cant afford to respond in a reactive mode when an employee posts or tweets sensitive information about your company, says Kathy Saenz, president of the local PRSA chapter. Have an established document in place to help avoid these online blunders. Every company needs an effective social media policy INSIDEOn the MoveIts good business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Losing Robb & StuckyEVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Inventory at Robb & Stucky showrooms in Fort Myers, above, and at the companys other locations around the country is being liq uidated. When Robb & Stucky emerges in the Florida markets, many of the former employees will rejoin the new company. Clive Lubner, former CEO EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY The original home of Robb & Stucky in downtown Fort MyersTHE OLD ROBB & STUCKY COMPANY BUILDING ON Hendry Street in Fort Myers bears the name fashioned into its brick faade though the firm went on to greater success, and hasnt owned the downtown building for decades. Since the home furnishings and interior design company was ordered liquidated by a Tampa judge on March 8, the handsome four-story structure looks more like a memorial: either to longevity it lasted 96 years or to its falling victim to the great recession. Everything that remains at showrooms in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa, as well as its showrooms in Arizona, Texas and Nevada, is being sold under the supervision of the professional liquidation company that now owns the company. After the inventory is sold, all the companys 20 stores will be closed. But former CEO Clive Lubner and his son Dan, who ran the companys hospitality design division, have plans to go forward. When Robb & Stucky emerges in the Florida markets, many of the former employees will rejoin the new company, Clive Lubner said. In the next week, Dan will open Lubner Group Hospitality and Residential Purchasing and Design. The corporate offices will be in BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE STUCKY, B8 Best

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 New York Style Pizza | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour NOW 40 BEERS ON TAP! Purchase any Hoagie, Sandwich, Entree, Small Pizza or Stuffed Roll. Mon. thru Fri. from 11am 2pm Dine In ONLY. Restrictions Apply. Lite Lunches Not Included. Expires 4/07/11BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDHALF OFF!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDHALF OFF! MONEY & INVESTINGGold might be the currency of first resortGold is back in the financial headlines. Gold closed on March 23 at $1,438 an ounce, an all-time high. Certainly looks as if the gold bull is beginning a new charge. In 2010, gold advanced 36 percent, from $1,096 an ounce to $1,421 an ounce, handily above the S&P total return of 15 percent for 2010. Since Jan. 1, 2000, gold is up 396 percent and the S&P is down 15 percent. True, there was some price retracement in the yellow metal in January and February this year. But along came: food riots in the eastern world, Middle East tensions, outright wars and a nuclear disaster in Japan. In times of geo-political uncertainty, gold has historically been a safe haven. Fanning the gold flame was news that the U.S. recovery, anemic to date, might be losing some footing. If such is the case, investors feared more monetary easing. Gold has traditionally been viewed as an asset class that keeps abreast with inflation. Investors naturally ask, Is it too late to buy the yellow metal? Not according to some of the worlds greatest investors. Famed international and billionaire investors such as George Soros, Jim Rogers and Jim Paulsen are bullish on commodities, especially gold. Mr. Rogers recently said to virtually all the news media that gold will go to $2,000 by the end of the decade, and silver will surpass $50 an ounce. As co-billionaire investors seem to hang together, some of the aforementioned invest with other billionaires whose specialization is gold. Enter HindeCapital and the Tigris Group. These international asset managers live and breathe gold (and obviously have a Midas bias/perspective); they offer clearly articulated, bullish positions on gold. Hinde Capital, an expert in international economics and monetary policy, now calls gold the currency of first resort. Hinde Capitals CEO, Ben Davies, says: The fact is that gold will outperform the equity markets around the world many times. (January 2011 HindeSight, The why from their perspective is: The recent interventions in currency markets by leading G7 central banks has produced yet more unsterilized amounts of currency to chase an unchanged supply of assets. More money chasing less assets equals only one thing: higher nominal prices. In laymans terms, they see inflation around the bend. Worse possibilities? Yes, hyperinflation might be around the other bend in the road. The report goes on to say: U.S. debt issuance is rising at a greater rate than demand. The Fed (recently) bought over 45 percent of all Treasury offerings, up 10 percent from December (2010). This dynamic will only ratchet up (And) continued monetization is going to lead to, dare we say it, hyper-inflated prices. Participants could misconstrue this nominal rise in all facets of the economy as a signal of economic recovery. It will not be. Billionaire Thomas Kaplan, chairman of the Tigris Group, an investment firm with acknowledged expertise in natural resources, said, If the world does well, gold will be fine. If the world doesnt do well, gold will also do fine but a lot of other things could collapse. (Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2010, A Billionaire Goes All-In on Gold) Mr. Kaplan recently wrote a piece for The Financial Times, Brace for the Perfect Storm in Gold (Jan. 18, 2011) laying forth his multi-pronged position on gold. The metal (gold) represents a mere 0.6 percent of total global financial assets (stocks, bonds and cash). This is near 2001s all-time low; the peak percentage was 4.8 percent in 1968. What if the current low percentage increased? According to International Strategy and Investment Group, if gold ownership rose from 0.6 percent of total financial assets to only 1.2 percent, still less than half its 1980s level, this would equate to an additional 26,000 tonnes, or 16 per ent of aggregate gold worldwide. This represents 10 years worth of current production. That would be a HUGE shift in the demand curve for gold. Will gold resume a significant position in the worlds investment mix? Mr. Kaplan thinks so: Some asset managers and central bankers are readmitting gold back into the group of prudent asset classes. Unlike stocks and bonds, where there is no limit to what can be issued/created to meet demand, and unlike fiat currencies, where there is no limit to how much currency can be printed, there is zero ability to create more gold. Hopefully, these quotes and references will make a visceral connection and stir you to make a critical reevaluation of the asset mix in your investment portfolios, including the best vehicle for owning gold. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options and off-exchange foreign currency products. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Certified Financial Analyst. c e m e $ to jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA SOURCE: TRADE STATION Gold from 2001 to present

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 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 6/1/11 239-775-6860 Email : economybodyshop@aol.com2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing RentalsM-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12 dent of the board of directors of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. The senior member of The Prioletti Murphy Group at Baird Private Wealth Management, he has served as a trustee at Hodges University and is a past president of Noon Rotary Club in Bonita Springs. Robin Hamilton has joined the board of directors for the Island Coast AIDS Network. A 1988 graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in advertising, Ms. Hamilton is a vice president and wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Naples. Prior to her 15-year career in the financial industry, she was a sales manager and director of sales in the hospitality industry. Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida announces its executive board members for 2011: Cynthia Shafer, Lahaina Realty Inc., president; Shawn Seliger, Bergermann and Seliger Law Firm, vice president; Suzie Leatherbury, Regions Bank, treasurer; and Teresa Toscano, CNL Bank, secretary. Construction Brett White has joined GATES as project manager responsible for overall management of projects assigned to him, from pre-construction and permitting to owner occupancy. Mr. White has more than 11 years of experience in the construction industry with a focus in commercial, government, parks and recreation and religious facility projects. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in building construction. He has been 30-hour certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Interior Design Ben and Ann Conti have joined the staff at Design Purchasing Network to lead the firms new commercial accounts division serving clients in Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties Mr. Conti will focus on managing the divisions administrative side and CAD design; Mrs. Conti will be involved with sales. Long-time Naples residents, the Contis owned and operated Sunbelt Office Furniture for 13 years. Design Purchasing Network specializes in commercial interior design including corporate office design, condominium common areas, automotive dealerships, hospitality, education and financial institutions. Automotive Dave McKinney has rejoined John Marazzi Nissan of Naples as service and parts director. Mr. McKinney has 25 years of automotive service management experience. He earned a degree from Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech in Oklahoma City and has earned certification in Automotive Service Excellence. Banking & Finance Carla Porcaro Powers has been named vice president of the Naples Trust Company. Ms. Powers has held several key executive management positions within First Union National Bank in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and most recently served as vice president/ service director for Wachovia Bank in Tampa. A Tampa native, she holds a bachelors degree in business marketing from Florida State University.Maureen Shuman has joined Florida Community Bank, a division of Premier American Bank, as vice president, community bank relationship manager. In that capacity, she is responsible for business development and relationship management in the Naples market for both retail and business banking. Ms. Shuman most recently worked for Wachovia as a regional bank private banker. She has worked in the banking industry in the Naples market for more than 30 years. Stonegate Bank announces the following have been appointed to its newly established Collier County Advisory Board: Ken Aschom, COO of Clinical Physiology Associates; J. Thomas Conroy III, attorney and principal of Conroy, Conroy & Durant, P.A.; Brad Havemeier, president and CEO of Gulfshore Insurance Inc.; Matt Nolton, vice president/principal engineer for Forge Engineering Inc.; Jerry Thirion, general manager of Bay Colony Golf Club; and William Thomas, interim CEO of the Collier Family Office Inc. Carol Woodward has joined TIB Bank as commercial credit manager in the Naples Boulevard branch. She is responsible for analysis of commercial and industrial loans and commercial real estate loans, as well as financial analyses put forth by the commercial credit department. She holds a bachelors degree in business from the University of Kentucky. Board Appointments Mike Prioletti has been named presi-BUSINESS BRIEFS ON THE MOVE Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Investor meeting of the Economic Development Council of Collier County beginning at noon Tuesday, April 5, in the conference room at the Naples Area Board of Realtors headquarters. The UCF institute provides national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses to help those in the public and private sectors make informed decisions. In the most recent forecast, released in December 2010, the Naples-Marco Island MSA was predicted to have the second highest employment growth and third highest average annual wage out of the 13 MSAs studied. An award-winning business and economic forecaster, researcher and professor, Dr. Snaith applies academic expertise to solve real-world problems. He has served as a consultant for local governments and multi-national corporations such as Compaq, Dell and IBM. Before joining UCF, he held teaching positions at Pennsylv ania State University, American University in Cairo, the University of North Dakota and the University of the Pacific. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Economist and, and has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network and the Toronto-based Business News Network. To read the 2010-2013 Florida & Metro Forecast and learn more about the IEC, visit upcoming meeting is open to EDC Investors and non-Investors. For reservations and more information, call 263-8989 or visit Economic forecaster to address EDC InvestorsEncore National Bank invites current and future clients to an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at its main branch headquarters, 3003 Tamiami Trail N. in North Naples. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres and will be able to watch the first round of golf being played at The Masters in Augusta, Ga., on television. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. The evening is a way for us to show appreciation to our clients, as well as celebrate our transition to Encore National Bank, says Nicole Mihelich, branch manager. An FDIC-insured community bank with more than $100 million to lend, Encore National Bank is focused on new loans and relationships. The bank has five locations in Southwest Florida, from Naples to Port Charlotte. Encore National Bank celebrates with open houseClane Gessel Photography Gallery has opened in Mercato. Fine art photographer Clane Gessel specializes in award-winning landscape and wedding photography. Landscape photographs are available in several series of limited-edition prints and on canvas. Signed editions include a certificate of authentication and can be shipped worldwide. Mr. Gessel has traveled nationwide to photograph weddings. The new gallery showcases his work on weddings in Florida and across the United States. He is also the official photographer for the Space Needle in Seattle, Wash. For more information, call 595-9378 or e-mail Photographer opens gallery in Mercato PRIOLETTI BEN CONTI ANN CONTI WHITE SHUMAN POWERS MCKINNEY

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 THE MOTLEY FOOL Want to invest like Warren Buffett? The super-investor favors companies that churn out gobs of cash regularly, which is what good dividend stocks do. Indeed, his Berkshire Hathaway company has more than $50 billion invested in dividend payers. Buffetts experience with Coca-Cola is instructive: He began buying shares in 1988 and had 200 million shares as of the end of 2010, meaning that Berkshire owns nearly 9 percent of the beverage titan. Coca-Cola makes up 21 percent of the entire stock portfolio. Early on, Buffett saw Cokes ubiquitous brand as a serious competitive advantage, and he has long praised the efficiency of its capital-light business model, which spits out tons of free cash. 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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 downtown Fort Myers. With his expertise and extensive contacts, this new company has tremendous opportunities, given the goodwill felt by the community toward Robb & Stucky and the Lubner family.Community patronsSome 760 remaining employees who stand to lose work were still reeling last week. Some wrote letters pleading with a bankruptcy judge to give the company time to find another investor and work out the debts. That didnt happen, but local nonprofits jumped to the companys defense. Robb & Stuckys roster of support is broad. It sponsored the American Cancer Societys Cattle Barons Ball last year in Lee County, as well as the most recent play at Florida Repertory Theatre. Employees last year raised thousands of dollars for Laces of L ove, w hich buys shoes for children. The company has sponsored WGCU public radio and television shows since 1985. They have been an underwriter with us longer than any other company in town, said Barbara Steinhoff, WGCUs marketing director. They have been wonderful partners with WGCU, from the CEO down. Robb & Stucky has donated leftover furniture to Goodwill, sponsored printing materials to promote the opening of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, and decorated a Christmas tree every year for the charitable groups major fundraiser. Its going to be a big loss for us, not being able to have that relationship with them, said Goodwills Carolyn Johnson. The company has provided support to Habitat for Humanity of Lee County for close to 20 years. Management has served on the board of directors and the company has donated furniture and money. It was a huge boost to us in finding a way to achieve revenue to put into our affordable housing mission, said Kitty Green, Habitat of Lees CEO. Im very sad for the impact for them and Im sad for the impact it will have on us.HistoryAfter emigrating from South Africa, Clive Lubner, along with The Mariner Group, bought Robb & Stucky in 1979. Draperies & Window Coverings Magazine called it a turnaround year for the company, reporting that it was barely doing $2 million a year in annual sales. Mr. Lubner became Robb & Stuckys CEO and built the company to more than $274 million. He has a home in Fort Myers, where the company was launched in 1915 by Virgil Robb and W.R. Lee, as a general merchandise store. Two years later, Harry Stucky joined the partnership. The company took on its current name in 1925, when Mr. Lee left the company and the fourstory brick building downtown was erected as a warehouse and showroom. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford both reportedly bought furnishings for their Fort Myers winter homes from the company. Both the Stucky and Robb families lived a few blocks east of downtown Fort Myers in Dean Park. Fort Myers resident Barbara B. Mann remembered they had two beautiful homes there, and that she sang in a church choir with Harry Stucky in the early to mid 1930s. He sat right in back of me in the Episcopal Choir, she said. He sang bass and I sang alto. Mr. Robb was also a community servant, elected to Fort Myers City Council in 1919. Among other activities, he was president of Hendry Street Realty Company, vice president of the Fort Myers Southern Railroad, partners in the McNulty Robb Cigar Factory, director of the First National Bank, and secretarytreasurer of Lee Memorial Hospital. Hard timesIn the recent boom years, the firm expanded into markets within Florida, as well as Nevada and Arizona, which were hit especially hard when the real estate bubble burst. Another showroom n Texas was opened, as was a hospitality business based in Costa Rica. Yet Robb & Stucky was weathering the economic storm. However, two years ago, the companys chief lender for 20 years, Bank of America, brought pressure on the firm. It forced Robb & Stucky to inject more equity in the company at a time when major firms such as Lehman Brothers couldnt find equity partners and other companies, such as GE, were having trouble selling its commercial paper (short-term loans to finance operations). Robb & Stucky, meanwhile, was able to attract an equity investor and appease the bank. But the long term banking relationship had changed. In December 2010, Clive Lubner said in a statement, the furniture company missed its gross receipts covenant with the bank by less than 1 percent, a number that management disputed because the bank didnt count more than $1.5 million in credit card purchases that had not cleared the bank. That resulted in a further decrease of the loan amount, this time by $14 million. Again, Robb & Stucky went looking for equity partners to fill the lending gap. In January 2010, Clive Lubner said, it secured a partner that would reduce Bank of Americas loan exposure by 50 percent. But the bank said it was fatigued with the relationship and would no longer assist the 96-year-old furniture retailer. It forced Robb & Stucky into bankruptcy. The companys announcement of the Chapter 11 filing Feb. 18 seemed sudden, but the severity of the housing meltdown had already forced the slosure of 10 corporate locations, resuting in 750 layoffs. The company was given only 14 days between the filing and the liquidation bid being accepted to conclude its negotiations with an investor to save the business, Mr. Lubner said. This was an unusually accelerated bankruptcy proceeding for the mid-size company, a mere fraction of the reasonable time allowed. The restructuring officer fired most of the companys senior management and agreed to renege on deposits customers had made. This infuriated the former managers who went to court in Tampa to plead for the customers. The court rejected their motion. The liquidation continues today. At its peak, the company had about 1,300 employees, and 30 showrooms in Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Costa Rica. It stocked upscale brands such as Tommy Bahama, Paloma, Trump Home, Monterey, Ralph Lauren and Elements. It was known in the industry as a pioneer in visual merchandising displays. Its sad here in Sarasota that were losing them, said Connie Allegra, owner of Sarasota Interior Design Group. We dont have a lot of good furniture stores in that price range. They were always at the forefront of excellent design. STUCKYFrom page B1COURTESY PHOTORobb & Stucky currently maintains 760 employees throughout all of its locations. COURTESY PHOTORobb & Stucky moved on from this location to become a $274 million company.


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REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Barbara Berry has joined Downing-Frye Realty as a sales associate in the Naples office at 3411 Tamiami Trail N. She earned her Florida license in 1989 and previously worked with Coldwell Banker and Amerivest Realty. She is a member of Naples Area Board of Realtors and serves on the NABOR Governmental Affairs committee. She also belongs to the Florida and National Associations of Realtors. In 2002, Ms. Berry received the Leadership Collier Distinguished Alumni Award and has also been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Pelican Bay Rotary Club. Sosthene Casthely and Stephen Kuolt have joined the sales team at Weichert, Realtors-Internet Realty Group in Naples. Ms. Casthely started her real estate career in 1997 after retiring as a medical doctor. Mr. Kuolt has eight years of experience in the business and holds the GRI and ABR designations. He also has earned e-PRO certification, the official technology certification program of the National Association of Realtors. Celine Godof Van Arsdale has joined Premier Sothebys International Realty as a sales associate in the firms office at 390 Broad Ave. Born and raised in France, Ms. Van Arsdale moved to Naples in 1996. She studied business, English and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris and has more than 12 years of real estate experience. She is a member of NABOR. Michael Orden has joined the Fort Myers/Naples affiliate office of CB Richard Ellis as vice president. He will team up with Mike Concilla to specialize in retail/office leasing and sales. Mr. Orden earned an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance from American University and has worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years. Agents from Naples-based Weichert, Realtors On The Gulf and Weichert, RealtorsInternet Realty Group were honored for 2010 achievements at a banquet earlier this month in Hollywood, Fla. From Weichert, Realtors On The Gulf, Paul Fonseca and Bruce Dilego were inducted into the Ambassadors Club, and Greg Manchester and Linda Schmidt were inducted into the Executive Club. The agencys Mirela Roman, Lyndia Snyder, Peter Kalczynski, Janet Scarpello, Erin Risher and Barbara Barr were recognized as members of the Sales Achievement Club for 2010 production, and Pam Delaney earned the Broker Councils Rookie of the Year award. From Weichert, Realtors-Internet Realty Group, Edith Perez and Ronald Gunther were honored with Sales Achievement Club membership for the year. Miromar Design Center presents Best of the Best Accessories, Antiques & Art Boutique, the first of what will become an annual event, in the centers atrium from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. The event will showcase hundreds of products from more than a dozen stores in the center. Shopkeepers and designers will conduct free seminars throughout the two days. Heres the schedule:THURSDAY, MARCH 31 3-3:45 p.m. Accessorizing with Antiques by Maison AuClair, presented by Webster & Co.: Naples designer and antiques collector Judith AuClair will discuss the world of fine antiques and how to tailor them to your home and surroundings. 4-4:45 p.m. Furniture meets Fashion, presented by Fendi Casa and Kenzo Maison: Much like the iconic fashion line, home dcor at Fendi Casa is as cutting-edge as it is timeless. Hear about the rich history and see current collections as well as photos featuring Fendi designs from private yachts and jets to residences at the Trump Towers. 5-5:45 p.m. Antique oriental rugs: How to Evaluate Quality, presented by Azar Fine Rug Gallery: Ahmad Mirziai will discuss antique rugs and display some of the rarest ones from his gallery. FRIDAY, APRIL 1 10-10:45 a.m. Successful Accessorizing is a Balancing Act, presented by Pierre Deux: Learn how the same surface in your home can take on an entirely different looks through the use of different elements and textures. 11-11:45 a.m. A New Look with Accessories, presented by Angela Fine Furnishings: Barb Ballantyne of Designs by Kearns & Ballantyne will discuss and demonstrate how to transform the look and the mood of any room by changing the accessories. 1-1:45 p.m. Refresh and Renew your Home, presented by Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders: Wondering how to incorporate family heirlooms into your existing dcor? Find out during this presentation that will also address color, texture and pattern trends for 2011. 2-2:45 p.m. Timeless Design using Art, Antiques & Accessories, presented by Kathleen Sullivan, Kathleen Bridget Sullivan Interiors: Learn how to keep your home timeless with art, antiques and accessories inspired by natural colors of the sky, water, sand and trees. 3-3:45 p.m. Preservation and Restoration of Antique Rugs, presented by Azar Fine Rug Gallery: Mr. Mirziai will discuss the history and fine art of rug making, dying, cleaning and restoration. The design centers participating stores and galleries in the Best of the Best Accessories, Antiques & Art Boutique include: Adlon, Angela Fine Furnishings, Apostle Gallery, Artglass International, Azar Fine Rug Gallery, Baker, Casa Italia, Fendi Casa, Francesco Molon, Fine Lines Experience Center, Neela Castana, Pierre Deux, Ralph Lauren Home, Roche Bobois and Strauss Lighting. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero, just east of I-75 and across from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit accessoriesIts all in theNEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE Candice Sebring-Kelber has been named Miromar Design Centers April Designer of Distinction. Each month the center recognizes the talents, loyalty and support of interior design professionals based upon nominations from the centers 45 showrooms and stores. Candice is a true supporter of all our showrooms and the building as a whole, says Angela Lossia of Angela Fine Furnishing. She gives a lot of time and creative energy to many functions at the center and in individual stores. Ms. Sebring-Kelber holds degrees in fashion and interior design and has 17 years of experience in the interior design business in Naples and Southwest Florida. Her style combines her love of traditional pieces and antiques with modern, fresh additions. April Designer of Distinction: Candice Sebring-KelberVAN ARSDALE DILEGO SEBRING-KELBER FONSECA SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY Simple yet luxurious accessories from shops and galleries in the Miromar Design Center include a luxurious velvet pillow from Fendi Casa as well as embossed leather boxes and picture frames and a stylish Murano glass vase.


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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.


J Cbt287-6732 Bn Cn370-8687 239-596-2520 3250 VILLAGEWALK CIRCLE, #101, NAPLES, FLORIDA STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES OTHER FINE NAPLES LOCATIONSCedar Hammock. Bundled Golf Course living at its nest! 3 plus den with bright Eastern exposure. $529,000 CEDAR HAMMOCK VILLAGE WALK CONTINUED ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION 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 ISLAND WALK FEATURED PROPERTYONE 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 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 PENDING $5,000 Decorator CreditCapri villa with custom pool, full hurricane protection, and large side yard. Great price $244,500 PENDING PENDING PENDINGMarchetti This is the one you have been waiting for True Perfection Luxury 3 BR, 2BA REGENT patio home. Pristine home offers tile through out, built-in entertainment center, newer A/C complete hurricane protection, and screened lanai with lake views that suggest a tropical hideaway with in ground spa and additional landscaping. $284,900 NEW LISTINGBeautiful lake and preserve views from this 2 plus den, 2 bath condo with 1 car garage. Low condo fees, 1st oor, great location near pool and entrance. Buy it now for $148,000 SHERWOOD




2,873 sq ft. Rarely occupied 2nd oor coach home. Southwest golf course view. $649,500 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. Offered at $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 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 REDUCED $90K!


550 5th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. THEGRANTGROUPFL. COM THE GRANT GROUPSurf or Turf? 550 5th Ave S. Naples, FL 34102 AUDUBON $634,500 Spacious Southerly facing lanai, outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, golf course view DOUG GRANT 239 AUDUBON $969,500 Fabulous courtyard home, 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home is a true experience! DOUG GRANT 239 BONITA BEACH $1,795,000 Beauful 3BD/2BA beachfront home, room for a pool. LORETTA YOUNG 239 LOGAN WOODS $995,000 Extensively renovated in 2006 this 5 BR 5 BA home has it all. Lushly landscaped 2.73 acres. Barb Lei 239 BONITA BEACH $1,950,000 Beaufully furnished 4BD/5BA Gulffront home. LORETTA YOUNG 239 BAREFOOT BEACH $1,299,000 Bayfront home on culdesac 5BD+Den, 3.5 BA, pool, spa, boat dock. DOUG GRANT 239 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4BONITA BEACH $1,999,999 Beachfront, spacious 4BD/4BA home, recently redec orated LORETTA YOUNG 239 HIGHLAND WOODS $289,000 Beauful end unit condo overlooks lake and golf course JUDI MARTIN 239 THE CARLYSLE $179,900 Best value! New construcon 1.5 miles to the beach Craig Palmer 239 BONITA BEACH $835,000 Unique and private Bayfront home only steps to the Beach. Gulf access. Double lot. Beauful center European Courtyard. LORETTA YOUNG 239 BAREFOOT BEACH $1,349,000 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bath Bayfront pool home adorned with classic comforts including le throughout. DOUG GRANT 239 TARPON COVE $254,900 Fabulous updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath and den/oce condo with private garage West of US 41. Craig Palmer 239 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4 Open Sun 1-4BAY HARBOR CLUB $495,000 Beauful 2bedroom unit with bay and gulf views. Enjoy beach access all year! Community amenies DOUG GRANT 239 PELICAN POINTE CONDO $750,000 One of the only 3bedroom units available in the area! Directly on the most prisne secon of Bonita Beach DOUG GRANT 239 THE EGRET $455,000 Inving 2BR/2BA residence at the Egret on Lile Hickory Island. Direct beachfront with fantasc views of the Gulf of Mexico DOUG GRANT 239 788 ASHBURTON 28700 TRAILS EDGE BLVD, #301 849 CARRICK BEND CIR, #101


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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 Danielle N. Smith, PA www.peakrlty.com151 Shorecrest Ct. | Marco Island Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with great room, study, formal dining room, screened lanai and 80 of water frontage. 1025 5th St. South | Old Naples New 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with gourmet kitchen, elevator, granite countertops, New Price: $874,500 $769,000 New Price: $2,640,000 $2,299,000950 8th St. South | Old Naples New fully furnished home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, spiral staircase, gourmet New Price: $2,750,000 $2,499,000768 Bluebonnet Ct. | Marco Island Newly constructed 3 bedroom + study, 2 bath and 2-car garage home with canal acNew Price: $907,500 $799,000 OPEN HOUSES Friday-Sunday from 1-4pm DRASTICALLY REDUCED NEW HOME PRICES Completely Furnished Water Frontage!755 Southern Pines Dr. | Naples 4 bedroom, 3 bath Park Shore home with 2 separate living rooms, large bedrooms, newer roof, pool & fenced-in backyard. List Price: $525,000 705 Neapolitan Way, Naples, Unit #705 Club with 2 bedrooms, den, 2 baths, new kitchen appliances & community pool. List Price: $219,900 Mary H. Raymond(239) 269-6105 LECIEL VENETIAN TOWERViews that you cant forget!! This fantastic 2+den, 3 baths, and 2 car garage is perfect for your enjoyment in Naples. Amenities galore! Price Reduced for contract now.Now $1,750,000 ALVAOn Caloosahatchee River with dock and two lovely porches. 4+den, 3 baths and built in 2002. Horse stable in community. Everything at your ngertips.Now $649,999 PERDIDO KEYFantastic condo on the beach in the Panhandle. Use for your enjoyment and has a great rental history. Owner offering free trip to Italy to buyer. Dont miss out! $249,000 PARK SHORE RESORTGreat 2/2 condo with resort style living. One unit on 1st and one on 2nd oor. Keep for yourself or rent too. All remodeled for your pleasure. Reduced to $179,500 GULF COAST INNThis condo/hotel has been updated to the 9s. Granite counter and furniture is included. Owner offering nancing, too!!! Dont miss this chance. Asking $80,000 Pristine Turnkey 2/2 in Cypress Trace. Priced for quick sale.


Naples Sells Itself... Let Vickie Help You Buy Wisely! Vickie J. LarscheidBROKER ASSOCIATE239.250.5041 CELL THE VILLAGE OFFICE Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.5807 Glencove Drive #807 This property holds the prime 2nd oor location. SW corner, soaring ceilings, split-oor plan, courtyard views. $345,000 PELICAN BAY ~ GLENCOVE 401 Wedge Drive The modest ranch -style 3BR/2BA pool home is steps from Moorings Private Beach Club and being sold for lot value. 100x125. $599,000 MOORINGS586 Golf Drive South Short walk to the beach, golf club and tennis facilities! A magnicent Mediterranean home with superior style!$1,650,000 OLD NAPLES ~ GOLF DRIVE ESTATES4770 Whispering Pine Recently renovated low-maintenance home on a quiet street. Walk to beach, boating, golf, tennis, shops & dining.$669,000 PARK SHORE124 13th Avenue SouthBeach and 3rd Street shops at your doorstep. Newly renovated 4BR+den, 4.5BAs with sunny southern exposure. $2,995,000 OLD NAPLESNaples Sells Itself... Let Vickie Help You Buy Wisely! The LECCA Team Discover Saturnia LakesSaturnia Lakes Residents & Realtors Discover Saturnia LakesDirect: 239.776.5423 A Resort Style Community located 1.5 miles East of I-75 on Immokalee Road. A Resort Style Community located 1.5 miles East o f I-75 on Immokalee Road. OPEN HOUSE 4/3 1-4PM $535,000 OPEN HOUSE 4/3 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE 4/3 1-4PM $499,900 $334,900 $289,900 $319,900 $549,900 $699,000


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.


Generous Floor Plan. Open Concept. Abundant closets, upgrades. 3BR/2BA. Rialto at Hammock Bay $337,000 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netStunning 2 bedroom units. Large 1st oor units. Granite, tons of storage. 2-car garage. Clubhouse. Hawthornes at Lely $265,000-$299,000 Seller Financing Agricultural exemptions apply. Large pond, ready to build, new barn. Great location. 11441 Riggs Road 5 Acres $395,000 Great Views! 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 Let me help you with your mortgage. Kimberli Escarra Vice President 239.642.4759 Office 877.793.3628 SOLID FINDS A WAY Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.


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PAGE 65 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 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 markedshore Drive #603 $949,000 Premier SIR Stacie Ricci 777-5983 28 AUDUBON 15214 Burnaby Drive $969,500 Doug Grant 239-860-0005, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker 29 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 213 Channel Drive $999,900 Premier SIR Sandra McCarthyMeeks 287-7921>$1,000,00030 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from $1,000,000 Premier SIR Call 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 31 PARK SHORE VISTAS 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #203 $1,150,000 Premier SIR Susan Barton 860-1412 32 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE ROYALE 6000 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH2 $1,199,000 Premier SIR Larry/ Mary Catherine White 287-2818 33 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd #2502 $1,249,900 Premier SIR Carol Johnson/ Ginger Lickley 948-4000 34 BAREFOOT BEACH 41 Southport Cove $1,299,000 Doug Grant 239-860-0005, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker 35 BAREFOOT BEACH 201 San Mateo Drive $1,349,000 Doug Grant 239-860-0005, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker 36 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD 8791 Muirfield Drive $1,350,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 37 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 38 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #603 $1,695,000 Premier SIR Trudy Salyers 398-8901 39 MOORINGS 540 Ketch Drive $1,695,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 40 BONITA BEACH 26580 Hickory Blvd $1,795,000 Loretta Young 239-450-5022, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker 41 OLD NAPLES 877 7th Street South $1,799,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 42 BONITA BEACH 26524 Hickory Blvd $1,950,000 Loretta Young 239-450-5022, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker 43 ROYAL HARBOR 2192 Kingfish Road $1,995,000 Premier SIR Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 44 BONITA BEACH 27664 Hickory Blvd $1,999,999 Loretta Young 239-450-5022, The Grant Group/Coldwell Banker >$2,000,00045 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LAKE FOREST 9540 Lakebend Preserve $2,195,000 Premier SIR Jack Despart 273-7931 47 OLD NAPLES 1025 5th St. South $2,299,000 Peak Realty Partners 213-0900 48 OLD NAPLES 950 8th St. South $2,499,000 Peak Realty Partners 213-0900 49 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239-514-5050 Mon. 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Bucket List BashA benefit for the American Cancer Society, and more great events. C27-29 Artists Among UsMeet violinist Vivian Aiello of Seaside Strings. C15 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011In the Spirit of funGulfshore Playhouse presents a stylish comedy in Noel Cowards Blithe Spirit.C19 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 B A S C A M o I G c C The 54th season of Art in the Park winds up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, next to The von Liebig Art Center, where shoppers and art enthusiasts will mingle with Naples Art Association members to discuss their craft and inspiration. Photography, paintings, glasswork, sculptures, jewelry and more will be on display and for sale. Glass artist Katherine French, the final featured artist of the season, will demonstrate how she creates colorful beads from Italian, German and American glass. Using Art in the Park season draws to a closeBehindA peek theCurtainA glimpse of the upcoming entertainment seasonAs the 2010-2011 season starts to wind down, two major entertainment venues are giving glimpses of whats to come for 2011-2012. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts has allowed a sneak peek at a few highlights audiences can look forward to, and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers has announced its next Broadway season. Itll be months before either venue presents a complete schedule for its entire season (and even longer before single tickets become available); right now theyre only giving hints of whats to come.SEE UPCOMING, C4 g lim p Th e c an M a n h a s It a c ( a n b e g i v Wynton Marsalis and Shrek: The Musical / COURTESY PHOTOSBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOA pendant by glass artis Katherine French, featured artist for the seasons final Art in the Park. SEE ART, C14

PAGE 69 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 320 13th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 (239) 263-8881 NAPLES CHARM Enjoy Patio Dining for Breakfast and Lunch.1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo)(239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00am 5:00pm Breakfast & Lunch: Mon-Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch Happy Hour 3 tect their lovely wives. I realized, then, that this was to be my lesson from the wise professor. There is a value to being wen rou, he seemed to be saying. Not just in China but everywhere. Chivalry requires a counterbalance, a certain warmth and softness. If a woman expects a man to be brave and strong, then she has to be attentive and delicate. At least, thats what Kelly has figured out. Maybe I will, too. A former professor recently came to t o wn. He stopped in the city briefly, on a work furlough, and he suggested we have lunch. I joined him at a Spanish restaurant, where we ordered plates of stewed chicken served over rice and grilled fish with onions and peppers. He was as I remembered him: tall and lanky with a pair of thin-framed glasses balanced on the bridge of his nose. Still erudite, still full of tales about traveling the globe. We discussed his latest research as we ate, and he talked about his time living in China. He spoke about the women he encountered abroad, not in a salacious way, but appreciatively, in the style of a man who has been married many years. He told me about the small Chinese village where he admired the attentiveness of the local women, the way they refilled the mens plates with food and made sure their drinking glasses were always full. In the West, we see this as a form of subservience, the professor said. In Chinese culture, its highly valued. I swallowed a bite of beans and smirked. Of course it is. No, really, the professor said. The Chinese even have a term for it. Wen Mastering the art of wen rou SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON If a woman expects a man to be brave and strong, then she has to be attentive and delicate...rou. Soft and warm. I set down my fork and laughed out loud. Soft and warm? Is that a joke? The professor shook his head. Thats what they call it. Its perfect, I said. I think soft and warm must be a universal feminine attribute. In fact, only days earlier, my friend Kelly told me a similar story about her time in Brazil. That was during my feminist period, she said, when I had dreadlocks and poor fashion sense. Now, Kelly has hair that flows down her back and a collection of pretty, pastel tops. She likes to say that Brazil softened her. When she first arrived, she was shocked by the way the women in her host family served their men. They worked at domestic tasks all day, she said. They cooked and cleaned; they ironed shirts and sewed buttons. At first, I thought it was total B.S., Kelly said, but by the end of my stay, I saw how it wasnt like being a servant at all. It was something they were proud to do. A sort of South American wen rou. At lunch, the professor was still talking about Chinese women. And its not like they dont get anything out of it, he said. Theres a sort of reciprocity. A gallantry on the part of the men. Kelly had told me that in Brazil the men were steeped in machismo. They were proud to prot ect iz e b w N e v C t er b and e x p ect s strong, t tive and w hat Kell y I wi ll, too. a nd laughed out s that a j oke ? h is head. Thats I think so f t and i v e r s al fe minin e a rlier, my friend stor y a b out h er f eminist period, dreadlocks and N ow, Kell y has h e r b a c k ty, pas y that v ed w a y a mh ey k s ey d ; d rm et h in g t h ey s ort o f South or was still e women. y dont get a nythin g out of it, he s aid. Th e r e s a sort o f reciprocity. A gallantry o n the p art o f the m e n. K elly had to ld m e that in B razi l t h e men were stee p e d in m a c hi s m o They were p roud to p r o


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PAGE 71 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 At the PhilFor its Broadway series, the Phil will start off its season with 2010 Tony Award-winner, Million Dollar Quartet. The recreation of the historic time Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash all jammed together at Sun Studios, it will have five performances Dec. 20-23. Then, the 25th anniversary production of the epic Les Miserables, with new staging and scenery inspired by Victor Hugos paintings, plays Jan. 24-29. Seven-time Tony Award-winner Damn Yankees, in which a baseball fan sells his soul to the devil to ensure his team wins the pennant, will play for one night only, on Feb. 2. Memphis, the 2010 Tony Awardwinner for Best Musical, runs Feb. 14-19. The rock n roll musical tells the story of forbidden love and the search for fame. La Cage Aux Folles, which received the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will be at the Phil Feb. 28 through March 4. And the Broadway series concludes with Come Fly Away, for four performances April 5-7, in which 15 dancers perform Twyla Tharps choreography to Frank Sinatras music. Broadway subscription packages will be available for purchase beginning Friday, April 8, either in person at the Phil box office or online at www.thephil. org. No single tickets will be sold until later. Other season headliners the Phil has announced include Grammy Awardwinning jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall, romantic crooner Johnny Mathis, pop singer Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, wholl bring his Jazz at Lincoln Center show to the venue. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, which sparked the creation of the arts complex and is considered the hub of the organization, celebrates its 30th anniversary next season. Guest soloists include pianist Seyeon Lee, winner of the 2010 Naumberg competition, violinist Augustin Hedelich and pianist Howard Shelley. In its Pops series, the orchestra will present Bond and Beyond, a musical tribute to James Bond theme songs, and The Beat Goes On, a revue of Baby Boomer music. In Sibling Revelry, sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway will perform together on the Phil stage for the first time. Guest orchestras next season will include Londons Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by famous violinist/ conductor Pinchas Zukerman. The Phils Speaker Series seems to focus on famous names in television, with pioneering newswoman/ interviewer Barbara Walters, conservative Bill OReilly and retired talk show host Larry King scheduled to lecture. In opera, the Sarasota Opera, with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performing, will present Puccinis Madame Butterfly and Bizets Carmen. And in ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet will perform, along with Edward Villellas Miami City Ballet. The Phils Cabaret Series, which has proven to be wildly popular, returns with jazz guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli, trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall and country band Southern Comfort. And the Daniels Pavilions OffBroadway series includes an exclusive presentation of Red, the Broadway play about painter Mark Rothko; Forbidden Hollywood; and Love Letters, starring Eva Marie Saint and Jeffrey Hayden.In Fort MyersThe Mann Hall opens its Broadway season with Shrek: the Musical (Nov. 29-Dec.4), bringing the big green guy with the funny ears to the stage. Cirque Dreams Holidaze puts a holiday twist on European circus acts, running Dec. 27 through Jan. 1. Rock of Ages, which celebrates big-hair, hard-driving arena rock music, runs from Jan. 10-15. My Fair Lady, known for Lerner and Loewe songs such as The Rain in Spain and Ive Grown Accustomed to Her Face, plays March 7-11. Because its previous run was so successful, the Mann Hall is bringing back Wicked for 24 performances, March 28-April 15. And as a special addition, Jersey Boys is also returning for an encore, playing 24 performances Feb. 1-19. Season subscriptions range from $124 to $396 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 481-4849 or online at Single tickets will be made available at a later date. UPCOMINGFrom page C1 Diana KrallMyra Janco Daniels, founder and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, gave her last Founders Report to the Community on Monday, March 28. Speaking to a packed Hayes Hall, she delivered no bombshells, no startling announcements and no revelations, only a heartfelt thanks to the community for its support and an exhortation to continue the work she began and has carefully shepherded over the past three decades. I ask you to do one thing: Stand by it and support it and make it the best jewel in the arts in the country, she said. Her talk was part reminiscence, part report, part thank you. I picked your pockets, she slyly a dmitted, and the audience laughed. And you didnt mind, she said. You gave generously. Mrs. Daniels announced in January that she would retire at the end of the year. Those in the audience for the Founders Report to the Community hoping for new information about a succeeding CEO left disappointed; Mrs. Daniels referred to it glancingly, only stating that she was pleased with the progress in the search for new leadership. She chose to concentrate on talking about the Phils history and its future. Known for her keen persuasive powers, she told of how she acquired such a prime spot of land in Pelican Bay, and recalled how the crew had trouble getting the curtain to rise on their first opening night. She also spoke of how the Philharmonic Center is unique as a venue, with a performing arts center, orchestra and museum all under one umbrella. It has been an impossible dream, she said, and you have helped make it and I am truly grateful. What more can a girl ask for? She expressed gratitude for 30 years of good, loyal boards, employees who dont know how to tell time, people who give and patrons whove attended the Phils 400-plus programs this season. She called the community kind and good and caring, adding, We try to serve you with the best of dance, art and theater. Sometimes we hit, sometimes we miss When we give you the best, you fill the seats. She praised the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras musicianship and compared them to a family. I love that orchestra, she said simply. She said that acquiring Louise Nevelsons Dawns Forest put us on the map but also added that the Naples Museum of Art, which she called a world-class museum, needs a little polishing. Thirty years ago, Ms. Daniels had a dream of an orchestra in Naples along with a first-class performing arts center. A pioneering advertising executive before she retired, she wrote the copy, inspiring the dream in others. Together, we can do it, she wrote. On Monday night, from the stage of the Phil, she looked out at the audience and spoke of the top-notch theater, opera, music, dance and art the venue presents. Together, we did it, she declared. Myra Daniels delivers her final Founders Report to the Community BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@


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PAGE 73 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Rosen Gallery & Studios (239) 821-1061 North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques $175 5 week class Mondays 6-9pm 6-9pm 11am-4pm No Experience Necessary! STUDIO ART CLASSESWHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets April 1: Naples City Improv. The Norris Center. 213-3058 or April 1-2: Irish music on Marco Island. Inish. 649-6325. April 2: Verdis Requiem Mass. Opera Naples. 514-7464 or April 2: Wildlife puppet show. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 4034326 or April 2-3: Fine Art & Craft Fair. Marco Islands Center for the Arts. 3944221 or April 2-3: Musical Theater: Opera to Broadway. Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 455-1912 or April 3: Gulf Coast Big Band. Cambier Park. 597-8954. Theater Suit My Heart By Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab and Footsteps to the Future, April 6-17 in the Theatre Lab at the Arts Complex. 590-7268 or Forbidden Broadway At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts April 6-9. 597-1900 or Rabbit Hole By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre through April 23. 263-7990 or Mamma Mia! At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through April 3. 597-1900 or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels By The Naples Players on the mainstage at the Sugden Community Theatre through April 2. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Medea By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, through April 2. 936-3239 or Symphony Reaching Out The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethovens Sixth March 31 and April 1 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island. 597-1900 or Japan Benefit Shall We Dance, a benefit concert for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, takes place April 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Myers, 13411 Shire Lane. Concertmaster Reiko Niiya of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestrea performs, along with several other area musicians. 462-2880 or yuki@ Classical Series The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Classical 6: Enigma Variations April 6-9 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Thursday, March 31 Grand Production Opera Naples presents Verdis Requiem Mass at 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Saturday at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 514-7464 or The Mikado The FGCU Bower School of Music presents highlights from Gilbert & Sullivans The Mikado. www. Thursdays on Third Enjoy music and more from 6-9 p.m. throughout the Third Street South shopping district. 261-8936. Evening on Fifth Stoll along to the sounds of live music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along Fifth Avenue. 435-3742. Friday, April 1 First Friday Its the first Friday of the month, which means music and more fun at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. www. Saturday, April 2 Art in the Park Members of the Naples Art Association display and sell their art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Park Street. See story on page C1. Fun & Games Join the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mercato to learn about different games from around the world. 514-0084 or Bonita Party Celebrate Bonita with live music, a chili cook-off and more from 2-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Concert Time The Naples Orchestra and Chorus performs at Golden Gate High School at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. 641-9801. Sacred Music The Mastersingers perform Handels Messiah at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. 992-3410 or Bluegrass Greats Carl Jackson and Mark Newton perform in concert at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Funny Lady Kathy Griffin takes the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, 481-4849 or Sunday, April 3 Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents and screening and discussion of Raise the Red Lantern (China, 1991) from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Suggested donation: $5. Big Band Sound The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. under the band shell at Cambier Park. Pickin in Paradise The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents The Bean Pickers, the Bugtussle Ramblers and more from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge on Coconut Road. All pickers are welcome. All That Jazz The FGCU Bower School of Music presents Jazz Improvisation, a faculty and guest artist recital, at 3 p.m. 590-7851 or One-Act Plays Naples Players ETCReaders Theatre presents three one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. in Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. See story on page C18. Monday, April 4 Fall Fashions Marissa Collections features Oscar de la Renta fall fashions today through April 8. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www.marissacollections. com. Rock n Roll Felix Cavalieres Rascals and The Lovin Spoonful take the stage at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or www. Tuesday, April 5 Art in the Garden The Naples Botanical Garden invites artists to set up their easels on any of the Garden lawns from 8 a.m. to noon. 643-7275 or www. 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PAGE 75 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Man cant live off of Meatballs alone Buca Favorite NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 2 3 9.596.6662 Ms. Drexler is fluid, energetic, constantly in motion, almost like a Martha Graham dancer, while the others are static and wooden in comparison. Theres an interesting moment when the chorus circles Medea, but the women arent able to carry off the choreography in a convincing way. The imposing yet simple set by Mr. Taylor is made of basic rectangular shapes and pillars. The costumes by Diana Waldier are full of detail, and are some of the best costumes Ive seen on the Theatre Conspiracy stage. This is a family affair for Ms. Drexler and Mr. Taylor; their two sons, August and Everett Taylor, make their acting debuts in non-speaking roles. Medea isnt typical Theatre Conspiracy fare, but its certainly worth seeing. Its fresh and bristles with energy at least whenever Ms. Drexler is on stage. The theme is universal and the ancient play amazingly contemporary; Euripides is astute when it comes to human emotions, and perceptive about women. Actresses bemoan the lack of strong characters for women in plays; sadly, Theatre Conspiracy has had to stretch back across the centuries to give us a fiery, self-confident, threedimensional woman. This Medea is as sharp as the dagger she wields. Dont miss it. fact that all these deaths happen of f-stage does not diminish their harrowing effect one bit. Theatre Conspiracy specializes in putting on new plays by contemporary playwrights; Medea doesnt fit that category by any stretch of definition, but its such a gripping production, you dont care. Classical Greek plays are rarely performed here. (A couple of exceptions: Lysistrata, performed at Florida Gulf Coast University some years back, and the Aquila Theatre Companys innovative interpretations of the classics at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples.) This Theatre Conspiracy production stars Lauren Drexler as Medea. Ms. Drexler isnt seen on our stages often enough, and this presentation is surely the pinnacle of her acting to date. As Medea, she is, indeed, fierce and conniving and heartbroken and crazed with grief, then rage. She embodies the lines, stalking the stage, pleading and then threatening. She speaks her lines naturally, as if creating them on the spot. It is, without doubt, her play. Shes surrounded by actors of varying talent. Joy Davidson, as the highly dramatic Nurse, is one of the productions highlights. (Audiences might remember her one-woman show as Maria Callas at the Phil.) Hunched over her wooden staff, her character initially sets the scene for the audience and then tries to stop the inevitable from happening.ARTS COMMENTARY When British playwright William Congreve wrote The Mourning Bride in the late 1600s, he had one of his characters say, Heaven has no rage like love turned to hatred, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. He might not have been thinking of Medea, but the sentiment certainly fits. When the play opens, Medeas nurse (Joy Davidson) warns, she is not meek. She is fierce. But that doesnt even begin to describe just how crazed with anger and humiliation Medea is. Her husband, Jason, has very publically dumped her for another woman. And wouldnt you know it, shes a young blonde. Apparently, spousal betrayal is an age-old story; this classic Greek play by Euripides, playing at Theatre Conspiracy, was first performed for audiences in 431 B.C. Though Medea gave up everything for Jason betraying her father, killing her brother, saving Jasons life, bearing him two sons and following him to another country he throws her over for a younger woman whose father is king of Corinth. The king, fearful of Medeas anger and jealousy and what they might lead her to do, banishes her from the city. Like an ancient Greek version of Newt Gingrich, who recently blamed his love of country for his multiple adulteries, Jasons excuse is equally as lame. He says he married the young woman in order to gain more power, so he could better protect Medea and their young sons. Basically: Im sleeping with someone else yes, shes younger than you, and a hot blonde but Im doing it for your benefit. Really, can you blame Medea for being furious? Played by Jesse St. Louis, Jason comes across as more muscle than brains. Hes callow, and wears his sense of entitlement like the redplumed helmet he dons. Hes clueless about women. And he proves to be a not-so-great warrior, because he vastly underestimates his opponent. As this great Greek tragedy unwinds, the body count starts to mount. The fa d o d ro b nancySTETSON A powerful performance about betrayal and revengeUnfortunately, her distinctive role only makes the Greek chorus of three women seem bland in comparison. They dont display much emotion, whether speaking or listening. Bill Taylor, the plays director (and Ms. Drexlers husband) has chosen to stage Medea in a straightforward manner and not interpret it through another time period. >>Medea, by Theatre Conspiracy >>When: Through April 2 >>Where: The Foulds Theatre at the Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $18 >>Info: 936-3239 or in the know M s geti c al m o d an c s tat i p ari in g r us w o m o ff co n T set o f b a n d b y o f the o n s t a T M s t he E v a c t in g at r it It e n e r s a a m E it ti w l a fo T h t f d s w a y d e e e l o r nn e r e r e s i s l y c t i s n d r ted g e. e s g e, h en ak s as t he ub t, by nt Unfortunatelyherdistinctiverole Theatre Conspiracy performs the classic Greek drama, Medea by Euripides through April 2 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.


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PAGE 77 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal Best 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 IN LINE By Linda Thistle ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It isn t always easy for the rambunctious Aries to give a second thought to their often spur-of-the-moment choices. But aspects favor rechecking a decision before declaring it final. TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) Inf ormation emer ges for the businessdriven Bovine who feels ready to restart a stalled project. Be prepared to make adjustments as needed at any time during the process. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) P art of y ou wants to complete plans for an upcoming event, while your other self wants to see how things develop first. Compromise by moving ahead with your plans while being open to change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An une xpect ed change in a relationship could open up a problem or could lead to a much-needed and too-long-delayed reassessment of a number of matters. The choice is yours to make. LEO (July 23 to August 22) T ime f or the Lion to total the plusses and minuses resulting from recent personal and/or professional decisions. See what worked, what didnt and why, and base your next big move on the results. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22 ) T he clever Virgo can make persuasion work by presenting a case built on hard facts. Sentiment might touch the heart, but its good, solid information that invariably wins the day. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Y ou usually can win over the most stubborn skeptics on your own. But this time you can benefit from supporters who have been there, done that and are willing to speak up on your behalf. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 2) You win admir ation for your determination to do the right thing. Dont be distracted from that course, despite the offer of tempting alternatives that might suddenly turn up. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) While you still need to maintain control of a dominant situation, a new development emerges, making the task easier and the outcome potentially more rewarding. CAPRICORN (December 22 to J anuar y 19) New factors might have a positive effect on a still-pending matter, but only if the information proves to be credible. Trusted colleagues might be able to offer needed advice. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febr uar y 18) The week favors moderation, especially if a health problem is involved. Resist the impulse to do more than might be good for you at this time. You can catch up later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Y ou c ould feel more than a mite upset by someone or some people who might be creating problems for you. Find out why they wont change their ways. Their reasons might surprise you. BORN THIS WEEK: You kno w how to inspire others to do their best by setting a persuasive example of your own. 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:


You control this world, psychiatrist Dr. Gorski (Carla Cugino) tells the women in a mental institution in Sucker Punch. Within those four words lies the films greatest virtues and biggest flaws. The virtues are that it prompts our heroine, Baby Doll (Emily Browning), to imagine a fantasy world in which she and four friends escape the mental hospital, which leads to a number of elaborate action sequences that are nicely done. The flaws are that Baby Doll is never in real peril in these scenes: Because its all in her mind, of course shes going to topple giants, kill already-dead Germans and slay a dragon without trouble what fun would it be for her to imagine it any different? But with nothing really at stake, its all just a sexy, meaningless show. This is especially a shame because the action and visual effects are two of the few things the film does well. The story, scant as it is, doesnt hold together at all. In the 1960s, Baby Doll is committed to a mental hospital by her greedy and perhaps sexually abusive stepfather (Gerard Plunkett) after her mother and sister die. Soon she learns that things are even worse on the inside. Specifically, a corrupt orderly named Blue (Oscar Isaac) has paid a corrupt doctor (Jon Hamm) to perform a lobotomy on her in five days. Seeking refuge, and inspired by staff psychiatrist Dr. Gorskis aforementioned advice, Baby Doll urges four other girls the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) to band together to try to escape their fates. How does she know what to do? A Wise Man (Scott Glenn) tells her, but then ominously adds the final thing will be a deep sacrifice, a perfect victory that will set you free. As each part of the plan is enacted, we venture into Baby Dolls mind for overthe-top fantasy sequences as the girls fight to achieve their objectives. Zack Snyder (, Watchmen) conceived the story, co-wrote (with Steve Shibuya), produced and directed the film, and it has his visual flair all over it. Specifically, he often uses 270and 360-degree camera turns to take us from one part of Baby Dolls mind to another, and he purposefully reuses certain set pieces (the archway outside the asylum, for example) in levels of fantasy and reality. If nothing else, Mr. Snyder can certainly put on a spectacle. But as good as he is visually, hes just as bad in terms of storytelling. The characters are one-dimensional, and the interrelationship between the various levels of fantasy and reality is clunky at best. If Mr. Snyder ever learns how to tell a story, he could be a truly great filmmaker. Those interested only in seeing attractive women in skimpy outfits kicking ass will find all they want in Sucker Punch. But those who want to see a movie thats actually good will leave disappointed. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at PunchIs it worth $10? No >> Emily Browning sings Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) over the opening sequence, which adds a smart symbolic/foreshadowing touch. in the know danHUDAK NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 C11 Voted Southwest Floridas Best Steakhouse. 403 Bayfront Place Downtown MONDAY & FRIDAY Great Seafood Night Live Maine Lobster 1 1/2 lbsIncludes salad & potatoWEDNESD AY Great Steak Night /12 oz. USD A Pr ime NY Strip Includes salad & potatoIncludes salad & potatoTUESD AY & THUR SD AY 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! Half Price Bottles of wine* & appetizers From 5-7 in the lounge, 7 days a week*Up to $175Growing up in Italy, my Nonna made the best butternut squash ravioli in town. Ive captured the essence. Call me, lets do dinner Angelina 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Real. Italian. LATEST FILMS


TM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 The Sarasota Film Festival kicks off Thursday, April 7, with a concert by Harry Connick Jr. and his orchestra at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. For 10 days following that, SFF celebrates narrative and documentary feature-length films, shorts, family and youth films, and a special program of films, Through Womens Eyes, in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women. A total of nearly 200 films made in the U.S. and 42 countries around the world will be screened.Opening filmPage One: A Year Inside The New York Times will be showcased during the festivals opening night party at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Sarasota Opera House. Following reporters David Carr and Brian Stelter as they tackle their Media Desk beat, director Andrew Rossi utilizes unprecedented access behind the scenes at The New York Times, from editorial meetings to pavement-pounding reporting, as a platform to not only examine the legendary paper of record but to investigate the state of journalism in an era of real-time transformation. Mr. Rossi and reporters Mr. Carr and Mr. Stelter will attend the SFF opening night screening and festivities.Festival CenterpieceThis years Festival Centerpiece is Tabloid, director Errol Morris story of gossip page sensation Joyce McKinney and her love, abduction and life on the run. Tabloid will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, at Sarasotas Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. SFF also features on-stage conversations with filmmakers, producers, actors and others in the industry, as well as young filmmaker workshops and screenings and other special events throughout the 10 days.Closing filmThe festival closes Sunday, April 17, with two screenings of Mike Mills Beginners highlighted by the attendance of the films director and legendary star, Christopher Plummer. The film by director Mike Mills stars Ewan McGregor as Oliver, a graphic artist searching for his place in the landscape of modern Los Angeles. Uncommitted and unable to find inspiration for his work, Oliver finds companionship in his faithful Jack Russell terrier and bemusement by watching his father Hal (Mr. Plummer) undergo a late life transformation. Married for decades to Olivers late mother, Hal uses the occasion of her passing to make a surprising revelation. Mr. Plummer and Mr. Mills will attend screenings of Beginners at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20.Filmmaker TributeHonoring three significant members of the filmmaking community, SFFs annual Filmmaker Tribute begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Sarasota Opera House. Mr. Plummer will receive The Cinema Master Award in celebration of his career that spans six decades and includes numerous classic films. In conjunction with Mr. Plummers attendance, SFF will present the world premiere of the restoration of the BBCs 1964 version of Hamlet at Elsinore. This unique adaptation of William Shakespeares Hamlet is the only sound version of the play ever to be filmed in and around Denmarks Elsinore Castle, where the original play is set. The film stars Mr. Plummer as the titular Prince of Denmark, Robert Shaw as Claudius, Michael Caine as Horatio (in his only on-screen performance of a Shakespearian work) and Donald Sutherland as Fortinbras. The film aired one time in the U.S.A. in 1965, earning an Emmy nomination for Mr. Plummer. It has been unavailable for screening for decades. The BBC has partnered with SFF to present the world premiere of the restoration ahead of is DVD release later this year. Geena Davis will accept the SFF Impact Award for her on-screen portrayals of strong, powerful female characters as well as for her off-screen work. In 1989, Ms. Davis won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Accidental Tourist. She earned the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Performance and broke new ground in her portrayal of the first female president of the United States in ABCs Commander in Chief. In 2004, she founded the Geena Davis Institute to expand roles for women and girls in films and television while eliminating gender stereotypes in media directed at children under the age of 11. Ms. Davis will attend SFFs screening of the documentary Miss Representation in which she appears. The Filmmaker Tribute will also salute Sarah Green as recipient of the 2011 Producers Award. Ms. Green has served as producer on films including Terrence Malicks The Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; the Academy Award-winning Frida for Julie Taymor; and State and Main, The Winslow Boy, The Spanish Prisoner and Oleanna for David Mamet, among others. She is currently producing Mr. Malicks Untitled Love Story starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem. For a complete listing of films and screening times as well as special SFF events, visit www.sarasotafilmfestival. com. The festival box office is in the lobby of the Regal Hollywood 20, 1993 Main St. in downtown Sarasota. Tickets are also available on the festival website. For more information, call (941) 3666200 or (866) 575-3456. Sarasota festival features 10 days of filmsPLUMMER DAVIS GREEN


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads489-123416095 S. Pebble Lane, Fort MyersDirections: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41. Turn east on Briarcliff Rd. Go 1.5 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouse is 1/2 mile on left. Bromeliads can change the whole look of your landscape. 1000s to choose from. Full sun or partial shade. Prices starting as low as $10 Before. Aer. more than 200 different color rods of glass, she melts layers to make beads that are one-of-a-kind in colors and textures. The artist will donate the beads made during her Art in the Park demonstrations to Beads of Courage, a program for children who are coping with serious illness. Through Beads of Courage, young patients tell their story using colorful beads as symbols of courage that commemorate milestones achieved along their treatment path. The von Liebig Art Center and the Naples Art Association is at 585 Park St. Admission to Art in the Park is free. Art in the Park is sponsored by Steve Stolz/ Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Florida Weekly and Happenings A&E magazine. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit ARTFrom page C1COURTESY PHOTOA necklace by glass artist Katherine French


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 C15 Thank You to our Sponsors Platinum Sponsor: Premiere Radiation Oncology Katie Doerr & Donna Solimene Joe & Lindy Roth Foundation Len & Wanda ZaiserAmerican Cancer Society We Cordially Invite You...To Join us for an Informative Gathering Featuring Seabourns Exciting Cruising Destinations. Seabourn has been on Conde Nast Travelers Gold List for 16 Consecutive Years!Featuring the New Seabourn QuestDate: ursday, April 14, 2011 Time: 3:00PM Place: Betty Maclean Travel Inc. 2245 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109 RSVP: Space is limited, RSVP By April 11th! Email: Or By Phone: 239-513-0333 or 800-865-8111 Email: STARLUX LASER IPL TREATMENT BEFORE AFTER JAVIER G. LUGO, M.D. Call for details. www.drjavierlugo.comJavier G. Lugo, M.D. >> When did you discover your creative talents? When I was 8 years old, my father encouraged me to play the violin because he loved the instrument so much. >> Tell us about your musical career. I have performed with the Macon Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Atlanta Pops Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. I have also performed with artists such as Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, The Moody Blues and Yanni. >> How has living in Naples inspired you? I have really found my niche in life, I think. I have a great balance between my work life and private life. My husband and I both agree that moving to Naples was the best thing we ever did. >> Where can we see you perform? I perform with Opera Naples, the Bach Ensemble and with Classic Chamber Concerts Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra. Our group, Seaside Strings, also performs at private parties and weddings. >> Are you a full-time entertainer? Yes, and I also do volunteer work. I am part of a pet therapy team made possible by The Delta Society. I volunteer at NCH. I also serve as treasurer of the Naples chapter of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. >> Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? My dogs, Bella and Mocha. Vivian Aiello Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit PHOTOVivian Aiello >> Website: >> Education: Ohio University >> Hometown: Mentor, Ohio in the know ARTISTS AMONG US


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents staged readings of three bright and brittle one-act plays, theatrically themed Questionable Motives, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The plays are The American Century by Murphy Guyer, Just Be Frank by Caroline Williams and World Without Men by Philip Johnson. Directors are Claire McKinney, Vic Caroli and Bob Garnett, respectively; co-producers are Rhona Saunders and Natalie King; lighting is by Kathy Rogers. The American Century is about a mixed-up guy from the s who revisits the scene of his conception 40 years earlier in hopes of coming to a better understanding his problem. Just Be Frank tells of an overly ambitious worker who declares her wish for an office of honesty and gets it. Crossing into the minds of her coworkers, she learns what everyone, from the power-hungry secretary to the sexually harassing boss, is really thinking. Suffice it to say that some things are best left unknown. World Without Men is a fantastical comedy about just that: a world without men (actually, a world with just one man). Tickets are $10 each. Visit the box office or call 263-7990. Staged readings have Questionable Motives Auditions are coming up for two productions by The Naples Players. Tryouts for Pinkalicious are set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicious simply cant stop eating pink cupcakes. Her indulgence lands her at the doctors office with an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. The cast of six calls for three men (one age 18-30, one age 35-50 and one 40-plus) and three women (two ages 18-30, who will be playing children, and one age 30-50). Rehearsals will begin the first week in May. Performances are May 28-June 26. Tryouts for 2nd Street will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, April 16. 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. Rehearsals for 2nd Street will begin the first week in May. Performance dates are July 1-30. Appointments necessaryAll auditions are held at the Sugden Community Theatre. 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


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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 The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers present George Frideric Handels Two PerformancesSaturday, April 2, 2011 239-992-3410Sunday, April 3, 2011 239-275-5557 239-498-2652 Two Dinners & a Bottle of Wine239-263-45811100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 6 blocks South of the Coastland Mall, next to the RamadaAll entrees include your choice of a garden salad or homemade beef vegetable soup, baked, garlic mashed, French fries or a medley of vegetables. Filet Mignon En Brochette Broiled Atlantic Salmon Nantucket Cod Provencal Barbs Crispy Fish Stuffed Chicken Breast Filet Mignon N.Y. Strip Sirloin Roast Prime Rib Grilled Pork Chop Beef Stroganoff ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT!Kingsh Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay{} Entertainment Wine & Dine$1795Dinners Include:per personNAPLES PREMIER STEAKHOUSE Open 7 Days Dinner 4:30pm-10pm Happy Hour 4:30pm 6:30pm Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947 Hit the links for some good causesHere are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: The annual Habitat for Humanity tourney tees off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Hammock Bay. For registration or more information, call 775-0036, e-mail or visit The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Golf Classic is set for Friday, April 15, at Quail West Golf & Country Club. For more information, call 658-3029 or e-mail The Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its fifth annual golf classic at Bonita Bay East on Saturday, April 16. The scramble start is at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon and raffle at the clubhouse follow the competition. Registration is $150 per golfer. Call 263-8383 or visit The MS Center of Southwest Florida holds its 10th annual tournament at Quail West on Saturday, April 16. Golfer registration is $175; luncheon-only guests pay $40. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 435-1901 or e-mail Register online at A tournament to benefit The Passion Foundation-A Melanoma Initiative tees off at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Glades Country Club. Registration of $75 per person includes dinner following the competition. For registration or more information, call Melissa Haynie at 898-6531 or visit The 13th annual Golf Challenge for the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida takes place Saturday, April 30, at The Club at Bonita Bay East. Registration is $250 per golfer or $800 for a foursome. Not interested in golfing? There are plenty of other opportunities to contribute to PASFI through the challenge. For more information, call 417-3465. The sixth annual Royal Palm Academy Golf Classic tees off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Golf Club of the Everglades. A box lunch at noon and posttournament cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony are included in registration of $200 per person. Participation is limited to 120 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and donations are welcome for the silent auction and raffle drawings. For more information, contact Nancy Dagher at 6419070 or or call the school at 594-9888. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County holds its annual four-person scramble for mens, womens and mixed teams beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Club at Mediterra. This years major sponsor is Chicos FAS Inc. Registration is $150 and includes breakfast, boxed lunch and refreshments during the scoreboard party. For more information, call 262-4448 or e-mail The inaugural Harry Chapin Food Bank Classic tees off at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Grandezza Country Club. Registration is $125 per person. To donate silent auction items, contact event chair JoAnna Bradshaw at 405-7266 or To register for the tournament, contact Chris Robinson at 334-7007, ext. 137, or chrisrobinson@ ON THE LINKS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 Our family invites you to dine while enjoying the casual elegance of Miramares Al Fresco Patio overlooking the water on Venetian Bay. Serving Lunch Daily Happy Hour First Seating Dinner 4236 GULFSHORE BLVD N. NAPLES 239-430-6273 | WWW.MIRAMARENAPLES.COM BOAT RENTALS RATES: MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 ( (2 (2 (2 (2 ( ( ( ( ( ( (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 (2 ( ( (2 ( ( TE Q Q U U U I I L L A T E Q TE E Q Q E Q U U U I I I L L L A HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Best Margaritas in Town! Spend $25 Receive $5 OFF* one coupon per table Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro 3 COURSE SET MENU Not valid on holidays. Expires 4/30/11 2-4-1 Sunday thru Thursday 5pm-6pm18% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. Expires 2/28/11 WINE BEER TASTINGS MADNESS SALE 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. For reservations, call 775-0036 or e-mail Tasters planning a Decanted EveningThe Wine Tasters of Naples are planning the groups second annual charity event, Some Decanted Evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at The Players Club at Lely Resort. The islandinspired evening will include a wine tasting, dinner, live music and silent auction. Admission is $85 per person and is open to all. 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. Last years event sold out and raised more than $42,000 for Youth Haven, St. Matthews House and the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. The three charities have also been named beneficiaries of this years fundraiser.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 supperclubs of the s, complete with gin martinis and Rob Roys, Steak Diane, Seafood Newburg and tableside Bananas Foster. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets, visit www.guadalupecenter. org/239MEN. For information about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Craig Bamberg at a gamble on April AffaireThe Christ Child Society of Naples will hold its gala fundraiser, an April Affaire casino night, from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. After dinner under the stars by the patio fountain, guests will head indoors for a lively evening of casino games, raffle and auctions. Raffle prizes include a one-of-a-kind Tahitian baroque black pearl necklace valued at $4,200 and donated by Bigham Jewelers. Last years affair raised more than $80,000 for the projects of CCS, whose mission is to improve infant care, provide basic needs and promote literacy for underprivileged children in Collier County. Martha Moore is chair of this years event. For more information, e-mail THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 C25 Visit the Rib City in Your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at Andrew M. Kurtz, Music Director 2010/2011 16th Season2011 SYMPHONIC SENSATIONS SEASONFive Broadway musicals rolled into on jam-packed evening with lots of laughter: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Paint Your Wagon, & BrigadoonPerformed at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Starring William Michals & Lisa VromanSponsored By: FineMark National Bank & Trust(239) 481-4849 / / Concert at 7:30pmYiddish rock band will help celebrate new Chabad NaplesChabad Naples will celebrate its new campus with a gala evening Saturday, April 10, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, featuring the rock n roll band 8th Day performing in Yiddish, English and Russian (check them out on YouTube). The bands music is described as a fusion of rock, reggae, klezmer and blues.Tickets for $150 per person include cocktails and a kosher buffet dinner. Call 262-4474 or visit Memphis to Naples for NCH Magnolia BallA true southern spirit will grace the Magnolia Ball 2011 when Chad Kimball from Broadways Memphis greets guests at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort on Saturday, April 9. This years goal is to fund renovations to the Out-Patient Infusion Center at the North Naples hospital.For reservations or more information, contact Cynthia Bennett at 436-4511 or visit up for derby partyNaples Equestrian Challenge holds a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Join the fun and help NEC continue its programs that help specialneeds children and adults. The derby party includes a mint julep and a buffet dinner for $25 per person in advance and $35 at the door. A cash bar will be available. Prizes will be awarded for Best Hat (ladies) and Craziest Pants (men). Owners Box sponsorships are available from $500 to $2,500 and include priority seating and random assignment of a horse with prizes for win/place/show.For more information, call 596-2988 or visit Incognito for the Museum of ArtThe Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art present Incognito at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the museum. International, national and local artists are painting 300 original 8-by-10inch works of art that will be distributed by raffle (as tickets are drawn, the ticketholders will select the painting of their choice). Each work will be signed on the back so the identity of the artist will be known only after it has been selected. Tickets are $300 for one raffle ticket, $500 for patrons (one raffle ticket and $200 tax deduction) or $1,000 for sponsors (two raffle tickets and $400 tax deduction). For tickets, call 597-1900. For more information about the event, call the Friends of Art office at 254-2776. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 The first Bucket List Bash for the American Cancer SocietyFLORIDA 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. Sandi Moran, Trish Turk and Wanda Farrugia 2. Molllie Hamilton, Jennifer Griffin and Rip Norman 3. Maggy Maclean and Dr. William Figlesthaler 4. Heidi Farrugia, Ralph Stayer, Tom Moran and Shelly Stayer 5. Sandra and Dr. Nicholas Zouain, Dr. Rolando Rivera 6. Dr. Jonathan Jay, Susie Mehas and Dr. David Wilkinson COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 2 4 5 6


1. Jan Kantor and Kim Ciccarelli 2. Frauke and Gunter Feix 3. John Carroll and Andrea Clark Brown 4. Arun Paul and Harak Rubio 5. Nicholas Petrucci and Connie Bransilver 1. Colleen Burcar and Lois Lipnik 2. Dawn McGowan and Barbara Lauber 3. Judy Shanley and Nancy Ryan 4. Nancy Tanis and Nancy Gunn 5. Happy McKernon and Carol Engel 1 1 4 2 2 5 3 3 45Art Naples International Contemporary Art Fair preview gala Stepping Out in Style for the Philharmonic League FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 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. Monte and Usha Ahuja 2. Judith Liegeois, John Scot Mueller and Cathy Leff 3. Gary Wasserman, Jean Ackerman and Charles Kashner 4. John Scot Mueller, Charles Kashner, Judith Liegeois and Gary Wasserman 5. Bob and Terry Edwards with Fran and John Fenning 1 2 1 2 1 4 34 3 5A Feast for the Eyes for the Naples Museum of Art Italian Cultural Society welcomes pianist Cristiana Pegoraro FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY IVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Joe and Phyllis Crivelli 2. Donna Lenzi with James and Arlene Santangelo 3. Richard and Paula Cappalli, Cristiana Pegoraro and Adam Crescenzi 4. Cristiana Pegoraro, Sue and Fred Luconi, Luciano Morello COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 97 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Neil Diamond Tribute Thursday April 14thBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND3 Course Dinner with Your Choice of 5 Delicious Entrees Dinner at 6:30PM Show Time at 8:00PMAdvanced Reservations Are A Must!!!Just $34.95 BRITFEST 2011April 25th to May 1st with Live Brit Entertainers 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previously reviews: Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro 6355 Naples Blvd., Naples; 593-5550This small and cozy restaurant manages to accomplish what many of the big boys dont: It delivers first-rate Asian fare with style and flair in an intimate and peaceful setting. Owners John and On Augsondthung are from Thailand but have a firm grasp on the intricacies of sushi, which Mr. Augsondthung expertly crafts while his wife handles the front of the house and an uncle takes care of the hot Thai dishes. A Fuji lobster roll melded tempura lobster, avocado, asparagus, scallions and masago. Another clever dish is called tuna chips, which blends raw tuna, avocado, scallions and a spicy sauce with tortilla chips. Pad Thai devotees will swoon at Fujis version. Other standouts include lettuce wraps, ninja shrimp, royal duck curry and fried bananas served with blueberry jam and stripes of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2009Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palate. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Marias Restaurant, 27080 Old 41, Bonita Springs; 495-1868For those who know Mexican food is much more than fajitas and tacos, theres Marias, a bastion of authentic south-ofthe-border fare at bargain prices. Just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens, its been a fixture on Old 41 since the early s. The menu offers a dizzying array of Mexican food. I loved the queso fundido, a cheese dip full of chewy crumbles of chorizo, and the sopecitos, three corn masa pancakes topped with refried beans, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. Lamb tacos were delicious with onions and parsley. The tampiquena tender, well-seasoned pork served with three cheese enchiladas and tomatillo sauce was excellent as well. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-2996The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748At this lively gastro pub, tartan-clad servers deliver well-prepared British fare in a room that appears to have been lifted whole out of the U.K. then plunked down in Naples. It offers a broad assortment of beers 25 on tap alone as well as a full bar that includes an impressive range of gins, bourbons, single-malt scotches and wine. The Scottish egg was a tasty concoction of hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs, then fried. A spicy pub mustard completed the dish. An order of curry chips crisp fries with red and yellow curry sauces was plenty for two. The fish and chips (made with pollock) were excellent, and the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger was large, juicy and delicious with bacon, cheddar and tangy-sweet barbecue sauce. For dessert, we shared a Tipsy Laird two slices of fried pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. Full bar. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Bistro 41>> Hours: Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday; light lunch menu 2:30-4 p.m. daily; dinner 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4-8 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4-$12; entrees, $18-$41 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes and conventional tables in the dining room, tables or couches outside, at the bar or at high tops, at tables outside on the patio or courtyard>> Specialties of the house: Spring rolls, Bistro crab cake, Bistro salad, Famous 41 at, atiron steak, Florida mahi mahi, award-winning pot roast, N.Y. strip steak, pan-roasted ounder, mussels marinara >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.bistro41.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Bell Tower Shops, U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers; 466-4141SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know There arent many restaurants that can boast a solid track record for a dozen years. Thats especially true for those situated in shopping centers in which shoppers tend to grab and go rather than linger over fine food and wine. But Bistro 41 has been one of the reasons a great many people visit Bell Tower Shops in south Fort Myers even when they arent shopping. Its the granddaddy of dining establishments at the upscale complex, and it certainly has good reason to be proud. Begun by innovative chef Todd Johnson and his talented team also formerly of Bistro 821 and Aqua Grill in Naples and now presiding over Rumrunners, The Joint and Runagrounds at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral the mantle passed to Reiner Drygala a few years back. Over the time he served as executive chef, he made gradual changes in the menu, allowing the clientele to grow accustomed to his style without trauma. Last year, chef Heath Higginbotham (formerly of Bacchus in Fort Myers and Bayfront Bistro in Naples) joined him. Hes now the executive chef, while Mr. Drygala is director of service and culinary arts, aka The Big Kahuna, and has more time to visit with guests in the dining room.Its a pairing that works well. Service at a recent dinner was excellent and worthy of the food delivered. Several servers have worked there for years, a sign that theres a synergy between management and employees.The menu carries an admirable assortment of small plates, making it easy to create a meal out of several appetizers, or pair one with an entre for a satisfying meal. Ive noticed that the perennial roasted halfchicken and Todds meatloaf have departed, but theres a chicken breast available, and the pork pot roast serves nicely when the urge for comfort food strikes. Although it isnt massive, the wine list at Bistro has an admirable selection, including several interesting by-the-glass options. We spotted a favorite Post House Penny Black 2008, a soulful red blend from South Africa by the bottle and were compelled to order it. It arrived lightly chilled at refreshing cellar temperature (yum!) rather than the all-too-often-encountered Florida room temperature (ugh!).The iceberg wedge salad ($12) might sound boring, but it wasnt. Yes, it began with a wedge of crisp, chilled iceberg, but that served merely as a foundation. It was joined on the plate by bits of applewood smoked bacon, marinated tomatoes, red onions, Portobello mushrooms, blue cheese crumbles and a generous application of truffle ranch dressing. This salad could easily serve two. Everything was scrupulously fresh and the montage of flavors and textures elevated this well above the usual wedge.My companions Bistro crab cake ($13) was equally creative, beginning with a subtlely seasoned crab cake that sat atop firm but sweet caramelized plantains and rich, creamy avocado remoulade. Those were followed by mahi ($25) and the award-winning pork pot roast ($25). The pot roast begins with Good Nature pork, a brand thats raised on a vegetarian diet without stimulants and antibiotics. Its braised for hours in port wine, herbs and seasoning until its ultra tender and has absorbed the flavors of the broth in which it sits. Its served with a mound of roasted garlic mashed potatoes, tender-crisp broccolini, onions and carrots with a savory brown gravy and a touch of beurre monte (a butter sauce). Id tasted this dish before but never had a full portion. I couldnt quite finish everything on the plate but heartily enjoyed what I could eat. The Florida mahi consisted of a large piece of perfectly cooked fish seated on a bed of saffron rice, several al dente green beans and black bean puree, topped off with a dollop of tart-sweet pineapple salsa. Once again, the chefs demonstrated their understanding of how flavors and textures complement and contrast to create a satisfying, dish. One last surprise: the addition of a dessert tray, filled with the restaurants sweet offerings nestled amid lovely purple orchids. We settled on yet another creative variation on a theme: molten lava cake with Maytag blue cheese. The cheese had been cut up and melded with the chocolate sauce inside the cake. It arrived warm and creamy, with salty bits of cheese enhancing the texture and cutting the sweetness just a few degrees. Although wed thought we were full, we managed to finish the whole thing before our server could come back to ask how we liked it. If theres one aspect of the meal that doesnt measure up to my recollections, its the artisanal bread served with seasoned olive oil at the start of the meal. It used to be crusty without and chewy within, so good it was difficult to refrain from eating every morsel. What Ive been served there over the last year or so seems dry and not as fresh as it could be. However, thats a small quibble when viewed in the context of an otherwise excellent meal.Atmospherically, the room remains much as it has for some time: an open kitchen allows guests to watch the chefs at work, and whimsical paintings of diners who bear an uncanny likeness to Groucho Marx, with and without mustache. There are also plenty of outside seats, both on the enclosed side patio and facing into the lush courtyard.Bistro 41 remains a reliable old friend, but one that manages to stay current, changing with the times and the seasons, so that each enc ounter is fresh and satisfying. karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, March 31, 6-7 p.m., Whole Foods: Enjoy a relaxed, buffetstyle supper and taste traditional meals made the Engine 2 Diet way; Mercato; 552-5100. Saturday, April 2, 5 p.m., Sugden Hall: T he 2 2nd annual Wanderlust travel auction features a dozen of the areas top chefs plus an array of great live and silent auction items held at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys state-of-the-art Resort & Hospitality Program building; $250, FGCU, Estero; (239) 277-3963 or e-mail Wednesday, April 6, 5:30-8 p.m., Decant ed: See ho w well you know wine during a blind tasting of spring reds, whites and roses; prizes will be awarded; $10 (with $5 credit toward purchase that evening), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Friday, April 8, 7 p.m., Naples Gr ande: Enjoy a seven-course wine dinner at the chefs table in the heart of the kitchen; 475 Seagate Drive; 597-3232. Saturday, April 2, 3-7 p.m., All Saints By zantine Catholic Church: The church holds its popular pirohi dinner, featuring pirohi, vegetables, stuffed cabbage, salad, dessert and coffee or tea; $10, 10291 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers; 543-6363. Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m., Lely Resor t: The Wine Tasters of Naples holds Some Decanted Evening, the groups annual benefit featuring lots of wine, food, an auction, music and more, at The Players Club; tropical attire encouraged; $85, Lely Resort, 8060 Grand Lely Drive; 4040254. Reservations required. Thursday, April 14, 5:30-8 p.m., Decant ed: T he store holds its first Brew Ha Ha, a beer-based version of its wine throwdown, featuring 20 beers from around the world; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Pr omenade at Bonita Bay, U.S. 41 and South Bay Drive, Bonita Spring. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.2 p .m., North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road; 398-8623. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hird Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., North Naples Green Market, Collection at Vanderbilt, northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 5949358. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., Bank of Naples, 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Saturday, 2:30-6:30 p .m., S t. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ WEEKLY CUISINE Bistro 41 continues its long run of inventive food, great service 6 23 a .m ., T h ir d my Bahama s o rd o n Driv e. Nh An iceberg wedge goes uptown when joined by Applewood smoked bacon, marinated tomatoes, red onions, Portobello mushrooms, blue cheese crumbles and truffle ranch dressing.Long, slow braising makes Bistros awardwinning pork pot roast fork tender and intensely flavored.Florida mahi gets a tropical treatment with saffron rice, black bean puree and pineapple salsa.Maytag blue cheese cut into the molten center of this chocolate cake adds just a hint of salt and richness to the classic dessert.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY plate nsist d fish vera be a of ta aga eir an c o h. ddi h in p e >> C re current, chang a e n a i ce r a 4 1 ev er a a ti n d in in r or r r c c pe c c ra s as l s l co ul dn t q ui te e butheartil y Bi on e thatmanages t o st ay >> P ri $1 8$4 >> B e >> S e in the d th e ba r pa pa ti ti o o o o >> S p Bistro c atiron pot ro a muss e >> V o >> P a >> W e e b ut h ea rt il y t ed of a large h seated on al al dent e an puree a rt-sweet ai n, t he u nder n d te xon trast d it ion h t he n gs p le et n on e th at m an ag es t o st ay c ur in g with the tim es an d the seas on on n s, so that ea ch en counter is fre sh an d sati sfy in g. The Bistro 41 crab cake pairs well with caramelized plantains accompanied by avocado remoulade.