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Naples Fort Myers U.S. ROUTE 41 SEEMS TO APPEAR from out of the underground parking garage of one of the glass bank buildings in downtown Miami. Beyond it, by the Port of Miami, cruise ships glitter in the sunlight, as imposing as cathedrals. From here, 41 is the one-way SW Seventh Street west and SW Eighth Street east, until they merge into a two-way and go through Little Havana. The original Miami-to-Tampa portion of the road (the Tamiami Trail) starts there, at the glass buildings, and was finished in late April 1928, 83 years ago. Each town along the route financed its own portion of the Trail. It continues to Lake Superior, about 1,800 miles to the north. I was planning to find a cheap room on the road somewhere in the Miami area Monday night before continuing to the Georgia border by the end of the week. But when I stopped at the Stardust Motel, the Durex condom wrapper taped conspicuously to the thick protective window in front of a clerk scared me away. I headed to a generic Hampton Inn in Coral Gables a few miles away. I told the front desk attendant I decided not to stay at one of the places on 41. Its kind of a running joke, she told me, that most of the ones along Calle Ocho, as Cuban residents named SW Eighth Street, are pay-by-the-hour. U. U. S. S. R R OU OU TE T 4 4 1 1 SE SE EM EM S S TO TO A A PP PP EA EA R R U U om om o o ut ut o o f f th th e e un un de de rg rg ro ro un un d d fr fr o o rk rk in in g g ga g ra ra ge ge o o f f on on e e of of t t he he g g la la ss s pa pa r r nk nk b b ui ui ld ld in in gs i i n n do do wn wn to to wn wn M M ia ia mi ba b n of of The The character character ( ( & characters & characters ) )BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ From Miami to Jennings and all points in between SEE 41, A8 JenningsVeterinarians hit the road to Immokalee for Spay DaysLocal vets the animal kind are going to Immokalee to provide pet owners free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for their cats and dogs. Its the first time Humane Society Naples has organized the mission, called Spay Days. Dr. Linda George, HSN medical director, took the lead in organizing a group of about 20 staff and volunteers for the mission. Theyll set up a clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at 201 N. First St., the former site of the PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee. Procedures will also be performed in two mobile veterinary vans. To promote the service, fliers printed in English, Creole and Spanish have been posted throughout Immokalee and sent home with schoolchildren, and announcements have aired on the Immokalee radio station. The aim is to educate pet owners on the importance of spaying and neutering as the key to reducing the population of unwanted SEE VETS, A28 Miami Tampa Brooksville High Springs Lake City White Springs Jasper Punta Gorda Sarasota ILLUSTRATION BY JONATHAN COLVIN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYDunnellon BILL CORNWELL A4 OPINION A6 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS OF THE WEEK A29 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 PLAY REVIEW C8 SAVE THE DATE C29 SOCIETY C31-33 CUISINE C35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 29 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER Lecture plansLocal AIA chapter brings expert architects to town for lecture series. C25 Hop to itCheck our list and make your Easter weekend plans. A18 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 21 2011 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ COURTESY PHOTODr. Dena Baker is ready to hit the road to Immokalee. Heres the buzzBeehive: The s Musical! brings a local Idol back. C1 Studying leisure Resort and hospitality program helps fuel the local economy. B1 L e c t u r e p l a n s

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Mr. Obamas oration on our budget crisis was the verbal equivalent of an IV drip filled with Ambien. President Obama earned a reputation during the 2008 campaign for what Washington pundits liked to call towering rhetoric. Since then, cowering rhetoric has become the norm. Gone are the artful phrases and soaring metaphors. A typical presidential address these days is little more than pedestrian political blabbering. Like an aging baseball star whose reflexes are shot, Mr. Obama can no longer hit the fastball when hes on the stump. Mr. Obamas descent into bumbling phrases and oblique b.s. is made all the more disturbing by the fact that we are coming off eight years of reeking rhetoric from the Bush administration. I will not flog the dead horse that is George W.s speechifying. Those sometimes painful, sometime hilarious memories are still fresh in our minds. And as for Dick Cheney, what can you say about a guy whose sinister sneer, guttural growl and mean-spiritedness are his trademarks? Even when delivering the most benign anecdote, Mr. Cheney calls to mind a sadistic parole board chairman who delights in informing desperate cons that they will be guests of the state for another 20 years. But lets set aside the misadventures of Mr. Obamas tongue-tied predecessors and focus squarely on the here and now. When a nation faces the challenges that we do today, leadership strong leadership is needed to tamp the fear and anxiety that is abroad in the land. Part of being a strong leader is being a strong communicator. Whatever you thought of their policies, presidents like FDR, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton (who did well if there was someone available to wrest the microphone from his hands after 30 minutes or so) knew this instinctively. My first inkling of Mr. Obamas inability to rise to the occasion verbally came during his inaugural address, which was liberally laced with bromides and hackneyed verbosity. All are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to strive for happiness. Can I get a big Amen! on that one? Didnt think so. Mr. Obamas next historic moment came when he delivered his speech in Cairo in June 2009. This was another grand opportunity, and to again use a baseball metaphor, he whiffed. Given the enormity of the time and place, I think most of us expected better. Much better. There was nothing in it that even came close to Mr. Reagans clarion call in Berlin in 1987: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Nor did Mr. Obama approach John F. Kennedys memorable eloquence, which also was part of an address in Berlin: All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner! Harry C. McPherson, who wrote speeches for Lyndon Johnson, succinctly nailed Mr. Obamas desultory performance in Egypt. I cant tell you and this is one of the shortcomings of the kind of speech (Mr. Obama) makes I cant quote anything, or cite anything, off the top of my head, Mr. McPherson said. Neither can I. And Ill bet you cant, either. Mr. Obama has drawn inevitable comparisons to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which is ludicrous. Yes, both won the Nobel Peace Prize, but in Dr. Kings case it was deserved. He had suffered and sacrificed in ways that I doubt Mr. Obama could have endured. And when it came to using oratory to further a cause and prick the consciences of those who opposed him, Dr. King knew no peer. Most Americans harken to Dr. Kings I Have a Dream address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when they want to discuss his ability to move an audience indeed, an entire nation. It is, of course, one of the great speeches of our time. No argument there. Yet the one that gives me goose bumps still was the impromptu outpouring of raw emotion that Dr. King delivered in Memphis on April 3, 1968, the eve of his assassination. He was ill that night, and it showed. Sweat poured from his forehead and cheeks and drenched the starched collar of his dress shirt. His eyes were clouded with a glaze of fever. The weather was violent; tornadoes circled the city. Enormous claps of thunder shook the walls and rafters of Mason Temple as Dr. King spoke. It was as if the gods were hurling bolts from above, demanding that we listen closely to what proved to be the great mans last speech. I want to you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land, he said in conclusion. So Im happy tonight. Im not worried about anything. Im not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord! The crowd of about 3,000 exploded, and Dr. King, spent physically and emotionally, collapsed into the arms of Ralph David Abernathy, his most trusted aide. Will we ever see the like from Barrack Obama? Dont count on it. The president is more professor than preacher. His vaunted coolness is in desperate need of some fire, but he seems totally incapable of summoning the spark needed to ignite it. Sleep on, old Joe. Hes a president, not a King billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 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 The size of government threatens the American way of life as we know it. The solution is straightforward cut government. A vibrant grass-roots movement insists that it happen, and Washington is lousy with rival plans for how to go about it.The social threat to the American way of life is as dire, if not more so. But it is more insidious, and more complicated. No grassroots movement has mobilized against it, and no high-profile bipartisan commission is suggesting remedies. Yet it proceeds apace, all but ignored except in the lives of Americans.Among those trying to sound the alarm is author and thinker Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute. In a bracing lecture on The State of White America, he notes that America has long had an exceptional civic culture. America is coming apart at the seams, he warns. Not the seams of race or ethnicity, but of class.Murray takes whites as his subject to avoid the question of whether racism is responsible for the problem he describes, namely the emergence of classes that diverge on core behaviors and values. Murray identifies what he calls the founding virtues, such as marriage, industriousness and religiosity, which have always been considered the social basis of self-government. He looks at whites aged 30-49 and divides them into the top 20 percent socio-economically and the bottom 30 percent. The top tier is basically the upper middle class, the bottom the working class. He finds two worlds, increasingly separate and unequal. In 1960, everyone was married 88 percent of the upper middle class and 83 percent of the working class. In 2010, 83 percent of the upper middle is married and only 48 percent of the working class. In 1960, births to single mothers in the working class were just 6 percent; now they are close to 50 percent. When it comes to industriousness, theres the same divergence. In 1960, 1.5 percent of men in the upper middle class were out of the workforce; its 2 percent now. In 1968, the number for working-class men hit a low of 5 percent; even before the spike in unemployment after the financial crisis, it was 12 percent in 2008. Although secularization is on the rise, its more pronounced in the working class. Among the upper middle class, 42 percent say either they dont believe in God or dont go to church. In the working class, its 61 percent. In other words, a majority of the upper middle class still has some religious commitment, while a majority of the working class does not. These trends mean the working class is getting cut off from the richest sources of social capital: marriage, two-parent families and church-going. More people are falling into a lower class characterized by men who cant make a minimal living and single women with children. Murray argues that America can maintain its national power even if these trends continue. With a growing lower class increasingly unsuited for citizenry in a free society, though, it will no longer be the country we once knew. When it comes to saving the American way, balancing the budget is the easy part. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Coming apart at the seams richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly Earth Day arrived this week with the usual lefty fanfare: politically correct cuisine created by politically correct chefs, politically correct ruminations printed by the politically correct press, and politically correct crappers designed for politically correct crap (if you havent read up lately on green toilets, Im sorry for you). I just want to ask one question: Who cares? Earth Day ought to be relegated at the business end of a bulldozer (see below) to the once-upon-a-time. But as usual, the mainstream media trots out the same tired old green-speak. They whine about water, they whine about earth and they whine about air, when all they have to do is look around and see: Theres plenty. After all, 19.3 million Floridians carry on drinking, bathing, peeing, pooping, inhaling, exhaling, boating, driving, walking and crawling up and down the 150-mile-wide peninsula, several times every single day. So clearly, theres enough water and air for everybody, and then some. Always has been. And if it isnt the same quality it once was, so what? We have to adjust, and we can. Thats why God invented evolution. You just get used to it. There should be no whining about the wildlife on Earth Day, either. You can still see a bird or an alligator or a panther anytime you want to just visit a theme park or zoo. Heres the real problem. A bunch of Pantywaist Idiots, Stuffed-Shirts, and Environmentalist Rogue Sissies (henceforth referred to by the acronym PISSERS) keep criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, and getting in the way of business. In the midst of all their self-aggrandizing grumbling lies a nasty liberal undertone, a haughty indignation at real progress: they whine about tax breaks for the wealthy and the corporate. They whine about cutting the salaries of teachers, for example. And they whine about the dismantling of decades of bipartisan programs to make a cleaner, greener Florida. But they ignore the most important green stuff we have: the highly endangered American greenback. This oft-rare species (except in corporate boardrooms) appears most commonly in a plumage of $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s, $50s and $100s, unapologetically displaying the visages of ugly dead white men. You may have seen the smaller denominations, from time to time, in the distant past. Gov. Scott, thank the Republican Lord, is trying to save the American greenback for all the corporations and big businesses that contributed so much money to his campaign, and more recently to his single cause in government service: to make them money. But dont take my opinionated word for it. Public records of campaign-finance data organized and printed by those muckraking whiners at the Orlando Sentinel last week show that 28 of the top 30 political money-givers this year are corporations or special-interest business lobbies that mostly support Gov. Scott. Since January, theyve funneled $3.7 million of a total $4.2 million to Gov. Scott and some of his most trusted fellow Republicans. The same 30 organizations pumped in $45 million during the pre-election campaign last year, almost all of it to Republicans. All of which is why Im disappointed in the governor for not taking a bolder stand about this Earth Day-Everglades-whatever crap. He has the precedent and the support, after all not from the people anymore, but he doesnt have to worry about them. His support comes from big business, which got him elected in the first place. My intention here is not to completely decry Gov. Scotts audacity, however. Admittedly, the governor has made some audacious progress, in spite of the whiners. His budget proposal for restoration of the Everglades that big river of useless grass just lying out there in the sun waiting to be put to a higher better business use cuts the available money by almost twothirds, from $50 million to $17 million. And thats a start. But I dont think its enough, especially not on Earth Day, when the PISSERS are pissing about everything under Gov. Scotts sun. If Gov. Scott was a real leader, hed demonstrate that the only thing we really need to do with earth, is move it. What the governor needs to do forthwith is purchase his own personal bulldozer, which he should use both symbolically and literally to move earth. He could drive it to Tea Party meetings. He could drive it home to Naples. He could drive it to the health club or the doughnut shop or the state capital and park it out front, to show that he means business. And if the legislature doesnt give in to his demands for tax breaks that are biggest for the richest, well, by God, he could do a little more than just threaten a veto. He could bulldoze them. Ive researched this for the governor, of course, and I recommend the Komatsu D575A-3SD, billed as the worlds biggest (production) super-bulldozer. Its Japanese built. We need to help support their economy as it recovers from the nuclear-power disaster and retransitions to an oil economy, by buying some of them. This baby will do the job. At 16 feet high, 24 feet wide and 41 feet long, its 1,150 horsepower engine sucks up 440 gallons of diesel fuel a day, wielding a scoop that covers 90 cubic yards and can push or pull 480,000 pounds of mass thats 24 tons. You can get them new for a couple million bucks apiece, I imagine, but the governor could pick up a used one for somewhere in the mid-six figures. Mike Detzler, president of the Continental Equipment Company, says of this big honey, It could push downtown Dallas into rubble in two weeks, according to the Komatsu company ad. Not a bad idea, and possibly one that appeals in particular to the Japanese. But can you imagine what the D575A-3SD could do to a single stretch of the Everglades in a single afternoon? With Gov. Scott in the cab, we might not have to worry about another Earth Day in the Sunshine State until the next century. Hey, hey, hippie-yi-yey, its Earth Day rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 April is Autism Awareness MonthThis is the last in a four-part series about the different aspects of dealing with autism. BY EDEN AUTISM SERVICES FLORIDA _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyWhen children with an autism spectrum disorder or developmental disability turn 18, they are considered legally emancipated unless a parent or caregiver has been court-appointed as a guardian. Without some form of court-ordered guardianship, parents can be denied access to their childs school and medical records, prohibited from discussing treatment options with the doctor and prevented from applying for benefits for their child. Many parents dont realize they will no longer have a legal say in very important decisions involving their now-adult child. Parents with a child with a developmental disorder just assume theyre taking care of him or her for their whole life, says Christie Bhageloe, a staff attorney for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, a nonprofit legal service provider in Central Florida. Then they find out once their child is 18, it doesnt matter about their disabilities. They are an adult according to law. Doctors dont have to talk to parents; hospitals dont have to talk about treatment. As Sandra and Dustin Worths son approached 18, the Southwest Florida parents knew they would have to declare guardianship but werent sure how to proceed. While attending last years Family Caf, an Orlando conference geared to parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities, they attended Ms. Bhageloes workshop about a little-known update to Florida law that allows parents to establish themselves as a guardian advocate without hiring an attorney.Guardianship is always presented as a daunting and expensive process, says Mrs. Worth. I was always afraid it was going to cost thousands of dollars to hire an attorney. Christie reassured me cost wouldnt be a major factor.As guardian advocates for their son, the Worths oversee his medical, educational and financial concerns. Our son told us, I cant make those decisions. I need your help, Mom, says Mrs. Worth. That affirmed our direction. Under Florida Statute 393.12, parents of children with autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and developmental disabilities can petition the court to become a guardian advocate. An alternative to full guardianship that strips the ward of almost all legal rights, the guardian advocate program allows parents and children to pick the areas where parental oversight is needed. It does not require a legal declaration of incapacity and in most cases, unless property is involved, allows the parties to proceed without legal representation. It cost us about $300, which included notary fees, to file the forms, says Mrs. Worth. In some cases, guardianship can cost up to $10,000 in legal fees and requires annual attorney-generated reports that add to the price tag, says Ms. Bhageloe. The online forms, created by a nowretired circuit court judge, are easy to understand and complete, says Mrs. Worth. But be warned: Some court personnel might not be familiar with the law. A lot of attorneys and court personnel havent heard that the statue was changed in the summer of 2008, Ms. Bhageloe says, adding she advises petitioners to bring a copy of the state statute when filing their paperwork. Although there are a lot of papers to fill out, its not difficult, she says. This is a limited form of guardianship that allows parents to choose which rights they need to retain power over. Its customizable depending on the child. It sits better for some families as opposed to declaring incompetentcy when they know their child is not incompetent. For the Worths, ensuring their sons educational success was one of their major priorities. Hes expected to graduate next year. Struggling students can get so overwhelmed and are eagerly swayed to give up on a standard diploma for a certificate of completion because its easier, says Mrs. Worth. Education is so important; weve worked so hard and our son has worked extremely hard for his standard diploma. 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2 3 4U.S. 41 can be a gritty road. It takes all comers, selling fast food and cars, lap dances and Jesus Christ. Strip malls have names that in retrospect seem slightly sad, such as the Majestic Plaza, or the Rainbow Shopping Center. It is a city road and country road. Indians (both Eastern and Western), Cubans and pale white Midwesterners make their livings from its tourists or tour it, jaywalk across it, sleep on benches alongside it, take it to work every day, flourish and of course sometimes die on it. Whatever parts you think are the most beautiful or miserably ugly are really neither they are both. Beauty takes care of itself, I read somewhere recently, and any point along 41 would make a perfect picture postcard to send home. Miami THE WAITER AT S&S DINER IN Allens Drug Store looked like he was in his mid-40s, with a sculpted physique, tattoos, jeans and a T-shirt, and buzzed hair. Noticing I was writing on a pad, he asked what newspaper I worked for. We get a lot of journalists in here, said the man, Carlos Cardona, one of the owners. The old combination pharmacy/diner concept has been in the building, according to a sign on the window, since 1938. You get there by turning south off 41 at SW 57th Avenue and driving until you get to SW 40th Street. After I ordered a tuna salad sandwich on white bread to go, an elderly Cuban woman sat down next to me and ordered an espresso. It was around noon. As she sat sipping the espresso, the cook, the other co-owner, Nancy Cajaraville, came over to talk with her. A woman on the other stool next to me was wearing a pink do-rag and headphones and smiling to herself, eating pancakes. In a tentative voice, and then more boldly, she began to sing: Oer the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets red glare No one reacted to her. O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave... the woman sang in a shaky voice. THE OLD CUBAN MEN AT MAXIMO GOMEZ Park on Calle Ocho, near where Ms. Cajaraville grew up, were playing dominos as usual Tuesday afternoon. Theyve smoked cigars and played dominos and chess every day here for decades. Gabriele Iglesia, 75, sat on a bench, observing. He comes to the small park not to play games but to kill the time, until the time kills me. He used to work for the county, he said without elaborating. Hes lived in Little Havana, he told me, since he came from Cuba in 1961, the year of the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion. The neighborhood is busier now than ever. There was not much else here when the Cubans came, he said. It was peaceful, much better than now. You could leave your door open, nobody would bother you. He translated for a woman who was hanging around with the domino players, who said she came to the park every day. Im looking for an old guy who will be a millionaire, the woman joked. I ATE THE TUNA SANDWICH FROM S&S DINER in the car after leaving Maximo Gomez Park, drove back toward downtown and stopped at Tobacco Road on South Miami Avenue. Its a small, dark, well-loved dive known for its lineup of blues bands. You walk through her doors and feel her years, wrote The Miami Heralds one-time music critic Leonard Pitts Jr., in an old article that hangs on the wall. The place turns 100 next year, and is believed to have gotten Miamis first liquor license. Old Polaroids are stapled up above the bar. A nude or, maybe, a prostitute, is painted in the hallway leading upstairs. SOME OF THE APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON THE citys working-class outskirts are painted in sea greens, pale pinks, darkened yellows and tanned creams. A shirtless man leaned off a second-story apartment railing. Women held babies at bus stops. 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1 2 3 JJ Kent, whose Lakota tribal name is Wicasa Ho Waste A stretch of 41 in the Everglades Pam and Teds Restaurant Lore Feld at Parkers Books 4EvergladesTHE MICCOSUKEE TRIBE HAS LIVED IN between what is now Big Cypress Preserve and Everglades National Park since the Seminole Wars. They offer airboat rides to tourists by a diner off 41, next to what may be one of the last full-service gas stations in the state, aside from Franks Pure Automotive (on 41 in Naples). I filled up and had an Indian Taco at the diner the Miccosukees rich fry bread with taco toppings. Two women working in a gift shop and museum by the Miccosukee community said they drive there from the Miami suburbs, and that only people of Miccosukee heritage are allowed to live in the community of about 500 people, a block off 41. Along a main road there is a school and the police station; whatever is there is financed largely by an enormous 10-story casino and hotel the tribe owns on 41, close to Miamis outer suburbs. Its not like crazy how the city is. Its nice and tranquil, said Nadine Cypress, who lives in the Miccosukee community. Shes 18 and works with her brothers and sisters at her parents restaurant, Pam and Teds, on the main road a few blocks from the school. Around 5 oclock Tuesday evening, they were hanging out there along with some older Miccosukee guys who had finished giving airboat rides for the day. A pickup truck equipped with airhorns drove by and blasted. They got us. A few miles along the road, I stopped to walk the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk. At a lookout, people watched an alligator. Only its eyes appeared above the almost neon green film over the water. Southwest Florida AT THE END OF FIFTH AVENUE IN Naples, luxury cars parked. People walked toward the beach to look at the sunset. The light brightened and winds cooled. Black shapes, birds, cruised above the Gulf of Mexico. People stood with one arm extended toward the water, snapping pictures on smartphones. Near here, about 110 miles from Miami, 41 heads north. And for the next 400 miles or so, aside from Tampa, it passes through small to miniscule Florida towns. Most were founded in the late 1800s and have historic downtowns in various stages of gentrification. LIT-UP SIGNS FLASHED BY ALONG 41s signature urban bazaar in North Naples: institutions like CVS, Wendys, Taco Bell and Red Lobster instantly recognizable between mom and pop businesses. I stopped for a stuffed spinach and cheese pie at Aurelios Pizza, having yearned for the delectable sweet sauce at this small shop, crammed with Chicago memorabilia, since I went with a friend months ago. The scenery along the road stayed with me for hours after I stopped. It replayed when I started to fall asleep at my apartment that night near downtown Fort Myers: Steak and Ale where I used to wait tables (defunct), Babes (hiring dancers), a bridge soaring over the Caloosahatchee River, a friend picking me up at the North Fort Myers Pizza Hut, Del Tura Golf & Country Club where I spent a summer mowing lawns with a crew, the utt er flatness of Southwest Florida roads, a giant American flag billowing over a car lot, the silhouettes of palm trees. I stopped for lunch at The Golden Corral on 41 in Punta Gorda. Two retired snowbirds from Cincinnati, Ohio, were talking about the price of gas. They felt cantankerous about that, about politics and the government. I was telling him when we were first married 45 years ago, it was 24 cents per gallon, Edith Doughty said. Her husband Ed had been in the tax and accounting business for 30 years, and enjoyed every minute of it. Shes going to have cataract surgery before they go back to Cincinnati for the summer. A pretty waitress with grayishpurple nail polish cleaned up our plates. Have you gotten your invitation to the royal wedding? Mrs. Doughty asked me when I mentioned I was born in London. Not yet, I said, and they laughed. Somewhere past Venice, a sign-waver next to a strip mall, selling granite, was doing the robot under a cloudless sky bleached by the sun. Vultures picked at a dead raccoon by the side of the road. I looked for out-of-state license plates and found Michigan, Tennessee, Maryland. I passed a black Mercedes convertible with a womans bare foot resting on the passenger window. Downtown Sarasota I WAS NOW ROUGHLY 215 MILES from Miami. U.S. 41 swung around downtown Sarasota. I parked, walking under the awnings of shops, and stopped to talk with a man who sat on the sidewalk outside Parkers Books Book Bazaar. I asked if I could interview him and he said, I thought you said something about giving me money. I offered him $5. He suggested $20, which I gave him and he took, slowly f olding it into his hand without looking at me. Just promise me you wont spend it on food, I said, quoting Dirty Harry. Man, why you messin with me? he said, seemingly pleased. He squinted out at the street and slipped off his shoes. His socks smelled sour. He said his name was Bobby Bryant. He is -something, and grew up in The Bronx, moving to Boston sometime later, where his mother lives now. He became homeless about four years ago after a girlfriend put him out. He followed another girlfriend to Florida. Mr. Bryant deadpanned answers to a few of my silly questions. What are you going to do with your life? Too soon to tell. Its gonna be a little bit. Where do you see yourself in five years? Probably the beach. I havent been to the beach yet since Ive been here. He got up and gave me a fist bump. Nice chattin with you, he said. Inside Parkers Books, jazz music played softly. The clerk there, Lore Feld, showed me the CD: Jessica Williams, Live at Yoshis, Volume Two. Art, my co-worker, has an amazing jazz SEE 41, A10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 NEWS A9


41From page A9collection, she said. She showed me the back room, stuffed with rare books and some first editions. When I asked about her recent favorites, she recommended Positively Fifth Street, by James McManus, a non-fiction murder mystery in which the author also makes it to the pokers world championship. Ms. Feld is an avid poker player. I HAD PASSED FROM AREA CODES 305 to 239 to 941. I continued to Tampas southern outskirts, through Sun City, then Ruskin, where I drove a block off 41 and stopped around dusk. An ambitious historical mural looked strangely out over an empty parking lot filled with weeds, colorfully filling the long wall of a nearly abandoned office building and warehouse. Stern faces of historic figures floated across the wall towards a sunset that a young couple and their younger child stood watching, their hands resting on each others shoulders.Tampa U.S. 41 JOGS AND TWISTS THROUGH Tampa. Signs leap by in another loop of the urban bazaar touched with greasy American poetry: Foxys Showbar, Auto Zone, Als Barber Shop, African hair braiding, The Library Lounge Gentlemans Club, Cash n Pawn, University Motel, Interstate Lounge Liquors, Tropical Car Wash, Churchs Chicken, Family Dollar, the Egg Role King. Crossing over Palm River, the windows of downtown Tampa were winking in the dark. I stopped at Southern Ground Saloon, where a soothing, twangy country song about Motel 8 played. The bartender, Lu-Lu, informed me that the next decent-sized city north of here was Brooksville; also that tiny Land O Lakes has nothing to do with the butter. I stopped at Fun-Lan Drive-in Theatre to see Your Highness, but left before the movie ended. At the snack bar, I played Rampage, the 1980s classic arcade game featuring an angry giant gorilla. There, an old brochure is encased in glass, advertising the theaters opening in 1950, with The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple. AT A QUARTER-TILL TEN AT NIGHT, I WAS in the middle of nowhere, apparently, north of Land O Lakes. I passed a church. Its clear front doors were lit up and two men stood next to each other inside having a conversation. Then suddenly I was in Brooksville. For the first time, there are beautiful, rolling hills. I drove around some of the neighborhoods brick streets and it seemed everyone was asleep, except for a baseball game being played at the high school. Brooksville I EXPLORED DOWNTOWN IN THE MORNing and stopped in at WWJB, a community radio station. A tall man with a goatee and neatly combed, thinning hair, Mike Higgins had arrived still in his scrubs for a live call-in show he does every Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. called No Bones About It. Hes an orthopedic surgeon and chief of surgery at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Lets talk about knees today, said DJ Bob Haa. Mr. Haa expected a slow morning, wondering if anyone would call in at all since news of the latest aftershocks in Japan. A few minutes into the show they got a caller and were silent in the studio, listening on headphones. OK, how long ago? Dr. Higgins asked. And then, after a few seconds, And how was your rehab? You had both done at once? Mr. Haa broke in, and then clarified something: When you do bilateral, that means both knees. Dr. Higgins doesnt usually recommend having two knees replaced at once because of the strenuous rehab. What was your experience, Charley, with post operative rehab? Dr. Higgins asked. Mr. Haa took a drag off an electronic cigarette. Dr. Higgins asked, Would you do it all over again? And youve had no clicking? Popping? Your range of motion is good? Good. Then youre a success story. I EAVESDROPPED WHILE EATING CHUNKS of pork marinated in beer and sour orange, according to the menu. At Enchiladas Mexican Restaurant on Broad Street (41 in downtown Brooksville), a conversation between three men and a woman, who seemed to be having a business meeting, drifted. They chewed over the merits of homeschooling, a robbery of one of their homes and the mystifying vanilla ice cream topped with bacon and maple syrup at Dennys (everyone groaned). That sounds terrible. Im sorry, the woman said. The discussion moved on to those people who harbor apocalyptic fears based on statements in various holy books. My brother-in-law, my wifes brother, was so sure the world was going to end in October he sold everything, said one of the men, with a shaved head, a blue T-shirt and khakis. He sold his stereo. I bought his speakers. The man added, Every once in a while you run into one.Citrus County WITH TWO LANES AT 55 TO 65 miles per hour, 41 split a landscape of skinny pine trees, oaks cloaked in moss, an antique store, low hills, radio towers, power lines and sprawling ranches divided by wooden fences. Smoke from a distant fire kept sl owly filling part of the mid-afternoon sky. In Floral Park, people were setting up tents for The 11th annual Intertribal Pow Wow. They were all Native Americans. JJ Kent, whose Lakota tribal name is Wicasa Ho Waste (Man With A Good Voice), had just arrived from Nashville. Hes a flutist, in his 50s with long straight black hair and icy blue eyes, who records music and lectures at schools about the seven Lakota principles. Security for the festival would be provided by a group of Native Americans who had also served in the armed forces. Brian Beasley, or Thundering Elk, a big seventh-generation Cherokee and a former U.S. Marine, led that group. A couple setting up a tent filled with museum pieces showed me one of their prize possessions, an 1840s Native American medicine pipe. Floral City seems to pop up out of the tall grand oak trees without warning with a gas station, a leather shop for bikers, a lunch bar, an antique shop and a small produce stand. The outskirts include a feed and supply store, a barber shop, pizza shop, a Dollar General and an enormous junkyard filled with rusted farm equipment. Near the city limits of Inverness, Cooter Pond Park has a boardwalk over a lake filled with lily pads. LOST NEAR DUNNELLON, A FEW MILES from 41, I backtrack and stop to buy a Styrofoam cup full of boiled peanuts. Under a small umbrella near a stop sign, a skinny man in a Harley Davidson T-shirt, shorts and visor, scooped the nuts out of a big stockpot. His name is Robert Winant III, and he spent 25 years as a freemason, making elaborate floors out of marble, granite and stone, until the economy went sour. Can you believe I used to be an artist? he asked in his low, smoky voice. He spent last year traveling instead, all the way to the Redwood Forest, and then came back and started selling peanuts by the road a month ago. When his mother visited from Castle Rock, Colo., recently, he introduced her to the regional dish, which shed never tried. He doesnt like selling peanuts, but is taking the work in stride. Hey, this is what life can turn out to be here in the future, man, he said, filling the $1.50 cup-full for a man who pulled up in a white van. AT THE DUNNELLON SONIC DRIVE-IN, a teenager with short blondish hair, his face lightly speckled with acne, brought me a limeade. I drove for another hour and a half into North Florida, on by three more towns and three watertowers: Williston, Archer, Newberry. High Springs ROUGHLY 15 MILES NORTHWEST of Gainesville I arrived in High Springs, with a population of about 4,000. Its a hotspot for scuba diving and cave diving in often glassclear, spring-fed rivers such as the Santa Fe and its tributaries. One cave system among dozens, called The Devils Eye, includes 5,600 feet of underground passageways at a depth of 190 feet in places, said Zach Lowman, a 24-year-old who works at the dive shop near downtown. Mr. Lowman, who grew up here, doesnt like to cave dive because of the risk involved. On a map of The Devils Eye he points to a picture of blue circles depicting where my head and oxygen tanks would be, scrunching my way through a dark tunnel somewhere. You go in connected to a rope, sometimes squeezing through crawlspaces. Usually at least one inexperienced cave diver per year who comes to High Springs dies attempting it, Mr. Lowman said. He prefers diving for artifacts, and has found arrowheads, spear points, and sharks teeth. The clear water is really nice for night diving, he said. The next morning I walked from High Springs Country Inn across 41 to the Springs Diner. A cook with a skull tattoo on his skinny, muscled bicep made me biscuits and gravy. I scanned the papers: someone had lost a gatortooth necklace. Criminals tried to throw tires down a sinkhole. During a police chase, a man drove a car into his own house. Soon Id drive over the teacolored Santa Fe River into Columbia County. I was passed by a pickup truck with a bed full of golden retrievers, big pretty ones that cured my foul mood. Lake City and Osceola National Forest LAKE CITY, WITH A POPULAtion around 12,500, is the last sizeable town before you leave Florida. It meets the southwest corner of Osceola National Forest: 200,000 acres of cypress and pine created in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. I took a county road into the forest and drove aimlessly, sometimes on dirt and sometimes asphalt. At 1,700-acre Ocean Lake, there were campers parked around the shoreline. Near there, I found Olustee, a tiny town in the park that was the site of a Civil War Battle on Feb. 20, 1864. The Union Army was trying to cut an important Confederacy supply line. The casualty rate on both sides was near 50 percent, and the Union Army was forced into retreat. THE BARBER IN DOWNTOWN LAKE CITY is a lean, handsome 50-year-old Southerner with a swoop of thick graying hair and a mustache. William Larson has a single chair where he cuts hair now, much different from the row of chairs where men worked when Blanche Barber Shop opened there in 1924, in the old Blanche Hotel. My daddy bought the business in 1976, Mr. Larson said, and hes worked there as a shoeshine boy, janitor and barber since he was a teenager. He knows the building so thoroughly, having played up in the old hotel when he was a kid, that to hear him talk about the buildings intimate architectural features and people who were there staircases behind certain walls, old barbers and the exact placement of their chairs, a chilling tale of Klu Klux Klan meeting H o o S 4 4 i i c c S S c T o a Z Z w t t 41 turns north near Naples h b O O E E E b m w t w a t t a d H i i i f h p p Gabriele Iglesia at Maximo Gomez Park Welcome to Florida T h i h d d i d d d b f f L N t t s l l l s N a a a a b r r r a a 1 1 1 w w S&S Diner cook Nancy Cajaraville, left, and a friend ILLUSTRATION BY JONATHAN COLVIN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011


here is to believe in ghosts. Pete would be 100 or 102 by now, Mr. Wilson said at the beginning of a story, referring a man he worked with. Hes been gone probably 15 years. He actually cut hair in this chair, the third chair. He cut hair in this chair 62 years. He continued, All the men I worked for and most of the men I worked on are gone. Thats one thing I didnt count on, most of the men passing away. Now Im the old one. MICHAEL ANTHONY WILLIAMS STOOD AT the lake downtown feeding ducks with the crumbs from a package of saltines. He claims to have once been a star football player at his high school, and with his enormous hands he looks like it. Now more than 35 years later, hes a minister call him Dr. Rev. Evangelist Michael Anthony Williams. Not that he cant still snag a pass. I was taught whatever comes towards your hands catch it, he said. I was out at Youngs Park the other day and a little short fellow, every ball he threw I caught.Night music AFTER SPOTTING A WILD TURKEY NEAR the Georgia border earlier in the day, and then stopping to photograph the landmark, I picked up some sesame chicken at Chens Chinese Restaurant in Jasper late Friday night and drove back to White Springs. I flipped around on the radio. Its a quarter after one, Im a little drunk and I need you now, a country singer moaned. Then I listened to a religious program for a while: And the new cry is I am a victim, its not my fault and Im not responsible, the preacher said. Guilt for anything and everything is pushed off on others. Its sort of wimpy, sort of cowardly. Weve all been oppressed, abused, victims, and we arent about to forgive anybody. But the price of unforgivness is really severe. Let me tell you some of the things that unforgivness does. Unoforgiveness imprisons people in the past. Then a Florida Gators baseball game: The Gators trail by two here in the fifth. There are two outs a swing and a miss the place is really gettin loud now, probably the loudest weve heard it heres the pitch, its high, another breaking ball heres the 2-2 pitch, swing and a miss he was nowhere near that breaking ball either People were apparently working late at a huge phosphate mine run by Potash Corp. (Some people in nearby White Springs blame them for drying up the old healing sulfur springs; others say it was natural causes.) The lights glowed beside the road, coming up from under a long, tall pile of earth the miners left behind, like a huge alien ship about to emerge from the ground.White Springs JUDITH MCCLURE HAD STAYED UP LATE out on the porch of White Springs Bed and Breakfast to watch for my car. She stayed up longer after I arrived, asking when Id be ready for breakfast (she made fantastic heart-shaped waffles, bacon and eggs) and telling me about the town or answering my questions, while I sat on the back porch and ate sesame chicken. An electrical fire on March 8 started when a tree fell into powerlines, burning down White Springs antique store. For this town of about 800 people, which claims the Suwannee River and a history as a thriving riverboat town among its charms, losing the store was a major blow, Ms. McClure explained. Its a depressed area, she said of the town now, and this was one of its few businesses. Like her bed and breakfast, the two-story antique store had also been built in 1905. Many of the towns historic buildings along 41 and on its other streets came from the beginning of last century. All the old houses around here are made of heart of pine and they just go up, Ms. McClure said. Four years ago, when she short-sold her house in Phoenix, Ariz., and moved here, the entire town was threatened by a wildfire. It was over Memorial Day weekend, the weekend of the annual Fall River Folk Festival, which was canceled when the fire got too close. The smoke was so thick you could look out the window and not see two feet, Ms. McClure said. White Springs had been evacuated on that Memorial Day weekend four years ago. Ms. McClure had just bought the bed and breakfast. But the fire itself never reached the city limits. It would have taken the whole town, she said. FROM THE FRONT, FOR A SECOND, THE antique store almost looked normal. And then you could see where half the roof had collapsed; and the broken windows; and the thin strip of yellow emergency tape. When you went around to the back of the house it was like a horror movie in which the front of a persons face looks normal and then they turn around and part of them is missing and you realize hes a ghost. Pattie Tower sat out on the porch of her burned antique store on Saturday morning, selling off whatever was left, some of it covered in soot. The smell of burnt pine was ironically pleasant. The tree had fallen at 7:30 p.m., she said, while she was on the highway. There was no storm, Mrs. Tower said. It just fell. Her husband had called and blurted the news. By the time she got home two hours later, everything was smoldering, in spite of the fire house being directly across the street. The Towers still have a booth at an antique mall in Jacksonville. The house itself was insured, but they estimate a $100,000 loss on inventory. After whats left is sold, they plan to more or less retire and spend more time with their grandchildren. The house will be cleared away. I hated for the town to lose it, aside from our loss, Mrs. Tower said. It was a cheerful little place.Jasper STACY BEMBRY WAS BORN IN JENNINGS in Hamilton County, the last town in Florida before Georgia. Her relatives were farmers who settled the area in the late 1800s, she said. Now she works at a pizza shop 12 miles away in Jasper, and her husband is a truck driver whose family goes back here just as many generations. She and her husbands relatives are buried in Geiger Cemetery and Jennings Bluff Cemetery just up the road, she said, so I went to see. I found them in both, including the married couple Hiram Bembry (1881 to 1940) and Palma Lashley Bembry (1885 to 1958). Jennings Bluff Cemetery is located at the end of a long dirt road, just past a Great Florida Birding Trail. The gravestones stick out of the ground like crooked teeth and in the evening its incredibly creepy. Some are well kept though, even the oldest ones, including Ms. Bembrys relatives. Her maiden name is Beaty, and there were some deceased Beatys from the late 1800s here. Beyond the cemetery a bluff fell into the Alapaha River, a tributary of the famous Suwannee. It was dark as molasses, thick, moving, full. I found the skeletal remains of a strange-looking fish near the water. It was late Saturday afternoon. Before taking Interstate 75 back to Fort Myers, I stopped at Cooter Jacks bar, the last place before you leave the state. An old woman tended bar to four men, one of them ancient, falling asleep. Whats the news? a robust suntanned man, maybe in his 50s, asked her. Same old same old, she said, shaking her head. Aint a damn thing changed, the man said. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 A11 Biggest Sale of the Year! Specializing in Quality Custom Draperies, Bedding, Cushions, Upholstery and more!100 00$250 minimum purchase. Labor only. Naples location only. Exp. 4/30/11.$The Hemming-Way Workroomat Boca Bargoons Take an extra40 %Offthe lowest ticketed price on every fabric & trim in stockNow thru Saturdayoca Bargoons, the nations largest dealer of high-end decorative fabric has thousands of rolls in stock and on sale! 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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 We are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Southwest Florida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 148 beds and many specialty services to treat the most critically-ill children and their families.To help build Americas Newest Childrens Hospital please call 239-343-6950, or visit e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is Growing. Daily trips aboard the Good Fortune pontoon boat are coming to an end for another season at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, but theres still time to catch a glimpse of the eagle family thats been a star attraction.The eaglets have fledged and are as large as their parents. The dark youngsters are sometimes mistaken for vultures, however, because they have yet to develop their characteristic white head and bright yellow bill. That doesnt happen until they reach sexual maturity at about age 5.Lucky Good Fortune passengers see a family tableau: two white-headed parents and two dark juveniles standing vigilant and noble on high slash pine limbs. All along the waterway, we also see osprey nests with juveniles about to take their first flight. One of this seasons most extraordinary sightings from the pontoon boat was made on April 8. Heres the report from Carol Haberkern, one of two naturalists on board: With two of us on board, it was easy to help passengers spot and identify all four eagles, lots of ospreys, great and snowy egrets, tricolored herons, cormorants, brown pelicans and a reddish egret. But nothing compared to what we saw in the area of marker 44 in the ICW. On a sandy area on Keewaydin Island we spotted a panther not a dog, not a bobcat, but a panther with a long tail, tawny color and an unmistakable feline stride. We watched it walk slowly along the sandy area until it finally disappeared into the trees.Before this, the only time a panther is known to have been on Keewaydin Island was in January 2007. He stayed a short time, left and then returned for another short stay a month later. He had been tagged with a radio collar and was located electronically but never seen. Nicknamed Beach Boy, he was rumored to have had many nice meals on feral pigs and green iguana on the island. Although we call them birding trips, you just never know what youll spot when you come on an excursion aboard the Good Fortune. Art Rivas is a volunteer with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Sunset tours aboard the Good Fortune depart two hours before sunset daily through April 28; lunch tours depart through April 30, after which tours will end until January. Cost for Conservancy members is $30 for adults, $13 for children; non-members pay $40 and $18. For reservations and more information, call 403-4236.A great season winds down aboard the Good FortuneThe first-ever Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation Nest Fest fundraiser takes flight from 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Marco Islands Art League Center for the Arts. The wine and hors doeuvres affair will focus on protecting Marco Islands bald eagles and preserving their 11.6acre habitat, the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court. Guest speaker Randy McCormick, environmental manager at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, will discuss native and environmentally friendly landscaping. Nature photographer Dennis Goodman has donated matted eagle photographs to be raffled off to MESF founding members. Foundation chairman Carl Way will discuss the need for pledges and contributions. Admission is free for MESF founding members and $15 for others. Fewer than 50 years ago, Marco Island was abundant with wildlife, surrounded by mangroves and home to many bald eagles. After years of dredging canals and building homes, high-rises and commercial buildings, however, the island today has minimal green space, dying mangroves and only two bald eagle nests. The goal of MESF is to create an eagle sanctuary in an eco-park environment with newly planted slash pines, native plants and flowers and park benches. Two eaglets hatched at the sanctuary nest site in mid-December last year. Both had fledged the nest by mid-March, venturing out on their first shaky flights to the cheers of onlookers. The site has been a popular attraction for Marco residents and visitors all season. For information about becoming a founding member of MESF, call 3949285 or visit RSVP to attend Nest Fest by calling the above number or e-mailing Program, raffle will help feather the nest of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary FoundationCOURTESY PHOTOJohn Parravini photographed the eagle family in their Marco Eagle Sanctuary nest through a telescope. JOHN JOHNSON / COURTESY PHOTO The eaglets atop a slash pineBY ART RIVAS____________________Special to Florida Weekly


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 A15 Board Certi ed: TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS DR. KEVIN LAM, DPMIlizarov Fixation Methods-LE DR. BRIAN TIMM, DPM Koreshan site holds 10th annual festivalKoreshan State Historic Site in Estero holds its 10th annual Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The event is co-sponsored by The Sierra Club Calusa Group and the Happehatchee Center. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m. Environmental presentations and free kayak rides on the Estero River will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. A nature walk through the park will set out at 11 a.m. Local artists will have their work on display, and various organizations will have information and booths, including Camp Bow Wow with a program for children about how to care for pets, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Shy Wolf Sanctuary with some wolves and Kowiachobee Animal Preserve with an African leopard. Clyde Butcher has donated a photographic poster that will be raffled off to benefit the Sierra Club Calusa Group. There will be arts and crafts for the kids, and Ben & Jerrys ice cream for all, and concessions by the Lions Club of Estero & South Fort Myers (hot dogs and beef barbecue) and For Goodness Sake (veggie wraps and turkey wraps). Live entertainment will be by: Rosie Emery from 10-11 a.m. The James Willhite Band, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Lids, 1-2 p.m. Adam Mac, 2:15-3:15 p.m. A drum circle under the tree canopy will be open for everyone from 4-6 p.m. Bring a drum or other percussion instrument. Although there is no festival admission fee, parking is $10 per car. COURTESY PHOTO A wolf from Shy Wolf Sanctuary


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 A19 Florida Weekly brings you the first local newspaper available on the iPadTM. THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comDownload it FREE today!iPad is a registered trademark FIRST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA The 23rd annual Easter sunrise service on Marco Island will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Residents Beach will open at 6 a.m. for members parking. Attendees can get to the beach via the walkway north of the Marriott or at the public access north of Madeira Condominium. Chairs and blankets are recommended. The Rev. Bill Lyle, senior pastor at Marco Presbyterian Church, will deliver the message titled, All I Need is a Cheeseburger in Paradise. Other participating clergy are the Rev. Dr. Roger Felipe of First Baptist Family Church and the Rev. Thomas McCulley of New Life Community Church of God. Craig Greusel, director of music at Marco Lutheran Church and a music specialist with Collier County schools, will be the soloist. Marco Marriott hosts sunrise serviceThe Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents The Seven Last Words of Christ at 2 p.m. Good Friday, April 22, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The oratorio is performed without intermission or applause so as not to disrupt the mood that begins with the overture. The work is sung in the original Latin with the words printed in English in the program. This is the 17th year the NOC has presented the program at area churches; two performances were held earlier this week on Marco Island and in Naples. A free will offering will be c ollected. NOC performs Seven Last Words of ChristBOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTO Naples sunrise photo taken in September 2010


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PAGE 25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGHere is a periodic Report from Washington, where I recently attended the American Hospital Associations annual meeting. One of AHA President Rich Umbdenstocks primary themes was taking charge of our future and building bridges with patients before they arrive and after they leave the hospital. Bravo to that.Here are a few highlights from our sessions. Dr. Don Berwick, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, began his opening plenary address by declaring: We are in fascinating times in health care. He noted that we can do more for the sick and infirm than ever before, and we can care for more people than ever before but he cautioned that our system is unsustainable. Dr. Berwick stressed the importance of working together to improve quality, lower costs and realize better health for the entire population. Physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and ancillary health care workers in areas ranging from environmental service to diet and nutrition can only accomplish this triple goal by collaboration and mutual respect. As proof, Dr. Berwick, who was previously the CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (which NCH has participated in for the past six years) and other speakers shared compelling data. We learned that there has been a 58 percent decrease nationally in blood infections caused by central intravenous lines in intensive care units. We were told that usage of ERs and hospitals decreases when chronically ill patients are managed in special out-patient clinics. We learned that readmissions can be reduced by having video-recorded discharge instructions on YouTube for future reference. When the government shutdown was averted, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was able to join the meeting and announce the formation of Partnership for Patients, a collaboration among hospitals and others to reduce hospital-acquired complications by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent. Our Florida delegation met with Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and nine members of the House of Representatives. Our legislators seemed to fully understand the sacrifices hospitals have made and the need to make ours a more efficient system. This would include selflessness, bottom-up approaches, regaining position/confidence as a world leader and adding value (meaning quality divided by cost). Summarizing our message, we encouraged our representatives to move forward in three areas: 1. Medicaid reform that ensures both patients and caregivers are treated fairly; 2. Regulatory relief through removal of antiquated regulations that add cost without benefit; and 3. Preserving the positive aspects of the Affordable Care Act while refining provisions that interfere with providing good care. As an industry and as individual hospitals, we also stressed that over the past several years, we have all been overcoming economic hardships. Our point was that while we all are willing to sacrifice, we dont want to be alone or disproportionally disadvantaged. I believe our message got through. Our greatest national health care concern at the moment is how to share our industrys considerable accomplishments in serving patients with more equitable distribution of the burden of decreased resources. Fairness for all is the bottom line. The latest Report from WashingtonTO YOUR HEALTH HiidiRfWh allenWEISS Find balance at meditation studioIntuitive healer, spiritual guide and reiki master/teacher Bethanny Gonzalez has opened Sweetgrass & Sage, a meditation studio with classes, services and products for relaxation, self-realization, transformation and, ultimately, a more balanced life. Services include shamanic reiki therapy, tarot readings, crystal bowl meditation and yoga. The studio at 3816 Exchange Ave. also sells candles, crystals, books, herbs, therapeutic oils and, of course, sweetgrass and sage. For more information, call 253-3303 or visit Free program about link between mind and bodyThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida presents Mind & Body: How the Systems Influence Each Other from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Telford Auditorium at NCH downtown. The free program for the general public and health care professionals will be presented by Dr. Robert Albanese Jr. Mental health professionals will receive one CEU provided by MHASWFL; medical professionals will receive one CEU provided NCH Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the MHASWFL at 261-5405 or visit Support group for Alzheimers caregiversJuniper Village at Naples Memory Care hosts a support group meeting for family and friends of Alzheimers disease patients from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 27. Caregivers will be on hand to watch loved ones during the meeting. Dr. Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimers. Juniper Village Naples Memory Care is at 1155 Encore Way. RSVP by calling 598-1368. make new friendsWe never grow out of the need to Make New Friends Live Longer: A Guide for Seniors, by Sunie Levin. Royal Heritage Press. 86 pages. $13.95. Three cheers for the compact, clear, practical and upbeat book that helps people help themselves. Sunie Levins latest book is just such a volume. For todays seniors, especially those who either must or choose to relocate in their retirement years, making new friends can pose a real problem. Ms. Levin, who has faced the challenge herself and given it much thought, offers sound advice spiced with brief illustrative stories of seniors taking control of their lives in new surroundings. While Ms. Levin is concerned for those who are housebound, divorced, bereft of a spouse or trapped in caregiver situations, she is just as much concerned for those who are simply watching their circle of friends dwindle year by year and are at a loss how to replace them. Many of her suggestions are familiar or simply exercises in common sense. However, the authors caring, reassuring tone is what makes the difference. She persuades readers that they can make the changes they need to make in order to avoid isolation and despair. Heres one of the most aggressive tactics she records: A newcomer had a T-shirt made that read Im New Here Displaced From Ohio. Please Talk to Me. This simple, if flamboyant, tactic worked. But Ms. Levin also notes that most of us are not quite so extroverted.We need to scour community newsletters, join clubs, invite new neighbors over for meals, ask their advice about doctors and beauticians, sign up with volunteer organizations, take classes. We need to project a sunny disposition and avoid turning people off by complaining. Most importantly, we need to become good listeners; after all, there will be plenty of times when we need someone to listen really listen to us. Establishing relationships with new people means being able to remember their names, how to contact them and something about their interests. As we age, however, short-term memory loss weakens our ability to hold onto such information. Documenting what you learned about a new acquaintance allows you to make the next conversation more effective, Ms. Levin suggests, adding youll find that people are delighted when you remember things about them. Moreover, this discipline of writing things down is in itself a memory aide. Ms. Levin explores how todays communication technologies can help fill our lives with new relationships. E-mail, Internet cameras, instant messaging and social media are worthwhile steps toward maintaining established relationships while building new ones. She also reminds us that religious institutions and senior centers often provide sure-fire cures for loneliness. Some seniors need special support groups to help them cope with disease, loss, divorce or restricted mobility. If you need such support in your new community, she would urge you not to hesitate in seeking it. Its important for people with common problems to find one another and feel less alone. Make New Friends Live Longer is filled with resources to ease the task of relocation. Web sites, organizations and specific suggestions flow through this compact guide. As a reader, your own personality will direct you to experiment with the suggestions that are most likely to work for you. A resident of Naples for some time now, Ms. Levin holds degrees in psychology and education. She has lectured and held workshops around the country, appeared on local and national television and written for a wide array of print publications. Her books on grandparenting, as well as this new title, are available from online booksellers like and from her own website: Sunie Levin will be at The Carlisle at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, and at Bentley Villages West Clubhouse at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. la ta a H T a philJASON LEVIN i s j ust as muc h who are simpl y of friends dwi na re at a l oss e stions y exer se ns e. r s ca rn e i s f e re s n di sc i p li ne o f wr i t i ng t hi ngs d own is in itsel f a memory aide on gran d parent i ng, as w t itl e, are availa b booksellers li k and fr o m h er w ww.mak e n e l will lisl Mo an Vi C p STRAIGHT TALK


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PAGE 27 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 Eyelid SurgeryAustin Wm. Coleman, D.O. (239) 597-279210661 Airport Pulling Road Suite 12 Naples 34109WHY TRUST YOUR EYES, YOUR EYELIDS, AND YOUR VISION TO ANYONE ELSE? ARE YOUR EYELIDS INTERFERING WITH YOUR VISION? As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman is a board certied physician trained in complete eye care, including plastic surgery of the eyelids. Most insurances, including medicare, reimburse for medically indicated eyelid procedures. As Collier Countys only fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman has additional education in neurological diseases that affect the eyelids. cats and dogs. Feral cats can have two to four litters per year, with up to six cats per litter. A dog can have one litter per year, with anywhere from two to 10 pups. The traveling clinic will serve many owners who cannot get their pets to a veterinarian because they dont have transportation. They dont have a car, or the time, or its just not a priority, says Ericka Basile, a spokesperson for HSN. Intead of trying to get them to our Naples clinic, were taking a clinic to them. Including pre-op exam, spay or neuter, and a rabies vaccine, a conservative cost per animal is $200, Dr. George estimates. If 100 animals are served in Immokalee as expected, thats worth $20,000 in health care. Since this is the first time HSN has organized a free clinic in Immokalee, no one is really sure how many pet owners will take advantage of the service. Many feel we are going to be overwhelmed with more requests than we can actually handle, Dr. George says. So well see. Dr. George and the HSNs Dr. Kim Traugott will participate, as well as veterinarians Cecilia Fisher, Victor Brown, John Greenfield, Deirdre Carver, Dena Baker and Lena Plavumkal. Drs. Baker and Plavumkal will send their mobile veterinary practice vans to Immokalee for Spay Days. Dr. Baker is sending two vet techs to administer rabies shots and perform sterilizations. She says similar missions to Everglades City, where she has provided free spay/neuter procedures on cats every few weeks for the past eight years, have greatly helped reduce the stray cat population there. Offering the service in Immokalee, will definitely make a difference, she says, especially considering how many offspring a cat can have and how soon after they can get pregnant again and reproduce. Officials say spaying and neutering is the key to reducing euthanasia for dogs and cats. About 60 percent of the animals entering Collier County Domestic Animal Services are put down 3,500 to 4,500 per year, according to Tom Kepp, a board member for HSN. That percentage is consistent with most places in the United States. If we can help eliminate the problem at the beginning of this overpopulation cycle by offering low-cost or, in this instance, free spay and neuter, then it will help decrease the number of euthanized animals in general, Mr. Kepp says. In addition to preventing pet overpopulation in the community, neutering pets provides major health benefits and can prevent male animals from roaming from their homes. It is estimated that only 10 percent of animals that are received by pet shelters are neutered. VETSFrom page A1COURTESY PHOTODr. Kim Traugott Immokalee Spay Days>> What: Free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs >> When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 >> Where: 201 N. First St. and in two mobile veterinary vans >> Details: Pet owners must have proof of residence in Immokalee to qualify for the free service. Pre-registration is required. Call 466-6525. in the know


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If you work with your veterinarian to keep early experiences pleasant such as not having nails trimmed at your vets place and having your pet given pats and treats on every visit your dog will love going to the hospital. Secret No. 9: Its easy to save money on pet care without short-changing your pet. You can save money by price-shopping for prescription medications, buying in bulk, keeping your pet thin and even bartering for your pets needs. Secret No. 10: Yearly shots are no longer recommended. Most dogs should now get core vaccines on a three-year cycle. There is no longer any one size fits all when it comes to vaccines. These 10 secrets? Theyre just the beginning of what youll find Ive shared with you in Your Dog: The Owners Manual. And if youre a cat lover, I have great news for you, too: Your Cat: The Owners Manual will be out next spring. Your Dog offers secrets, surprises and solutions for every dog loverthe-counters safely locked away, youll protect your pet from the No. 1 poisoning hazard. Secret No. 3: Stop the post-bath shake from getting water all over your bathroom and you. Its simple: That waterspraying shake starts at the nose, and if you hold your dogs muzzle until you can get a towel over him, youll prevent him from shaking. Secret No. 4: New training tools like head halters and front-clip leashes can make walking your dog a pleasure for you both. These tools are like power-steering for your dog. I also share how to develop an exercise program that will improve the health of both you and your dog. Secret No. 5: Getting old doesnt need to mean misery for your dog. Working with your veterinarian to provide your old dog neutraceuticals such as omega-3 oil and glucosamine, along with prescription pain medications, can put the bounce back in your old dogs step. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 NEWS A31 I cant believe that! said Alice. Cant you? the Queen said in a pitying tone. Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes. Alice laughed. Theres no use trying, she said. One cant believe impossible things. I daresay you havent had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes Ive believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.... Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein A neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue, the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of normal tissues and persists in the same excessive manner after the cessation of the stimulus which evoked the change. R. A. Willis, oncologistBecause they have white underbellies, it was previously believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes. Embryological research, however, has confirmed that zebras are really black animals with white stripes and bellies added. There are many theories regarding the addition of these white stripes. Some cite theories of camouflage. Perhaps the stripes create visual non-recognition in non-zebras, from lions to tse-tse flies, as well as means of recognition by other zebras. Or perhaps the stripes coincide with and make visible underskin fat patterning useful in body temperature regulation. And then there are the zebra wannabes, the so-called zonkeys or Tijuana donkeys. These animals are not zebras at all, but merely white donkeys that have been painted with black stripes. In this case one might hypothesize human motivation to achieve clarity in tourist photos. The word zebra also has another, entirely different meaning. In medical parlance, zebra is a slang term that means an unlikely diagnosis. It comes from the dictum oft heard in medical school: When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. Another term used for an unusual or interesting case or diagnosis is fascinoma. This word was created by combining the word fascinating with the suffix-oma, which is used to describe many types of tumor growths. Tumor, or neoplasm (new growth in Greek), the abnormal growth of body tissue, happens when the strict control of cell division is lost, and cells divide unnecessarily. Many hypotheses have been advanced for this appearance: chemical toxins, excessive alcohol or sunlight, genetics, obesity, viruses or radiation. How can we simply function in a world that advances so many possible explanations, hypotheses, theories? Everything from zebra stripes to tumors and beyond can be analyzed and theorized, riddled and unriddled, balkanized, compartmentalized, autolyzed and alchemized. Do these interpretations illuminate or obfuscate, illustrate or terminate clarity? Are we looking through a kaleidoscopic fascinoma of neoplastic ideation? Perhaps emergence from the Dark Ages was aided by the English Friar Williams proclamation of his theory, Occams Razor. This principle calls for selecting the hypothesis that requires the fewest new assumptions. We hear the rustling of an acronym: KISS Keep it simple, stupid. Or perhaps that translates Keep it simply stupid. That would be the thrust of Hickams Dictum, another medical school favorite, the anti-razor, that reads: Patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please. Perhaps parsimony is not necessarily reality. Do pirates posit unnecessary signs as necessarily meaningless? That seems impossible. When was a KISS ever simple? When was excessive divisiveness remedy ever seemingly impassible? If the whole of creation is radically contingent, it is clear that plurality must never be posited without necessity. 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 Fascinoma


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011Business After 5A Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce get-together at Lely Resort, and more business events. B7-8 Great NABORSAn evening of honors with the Naples Area Board of Realtors. B11 INSIDEThe Fool knowsAre there any downsides to consumer credit counseling organizations? B6 Sheri Brezina had another good year. The fact is, shes had good years right through the bad years and out the other side which is good not only for her and her students at Florida Gulf Coast University, but for the regional economy. Everything, in fact, seems to be good about the program she directs, known broadly as Resort and Hospitality Management. Thats why Carole Stockard arrived in fine fettle to put in a five-figure bid for fun at the schools premier fundraising event, Wanderlust, a self-billed travel auction and culinary extravaganza. That and the obvious a luxurious, eight-day trip to California wine country, just one of scores of enviable opportunities both regionally and world-wide that were donated like low-hanging fruit for the several hundred who enjoyed the event, earlier this month. When Ms. Stockard arrived for the plush evening at Sugden Hall, with its new state-of-the-art kitchen and wine lab, there stood program alumnus Alister Munro and his crew, to offer her free valet service. (Roughly 100 students volunteered to help make the evening hop, as well.) Mr. Munro is now co-owner with Joey Rock of Five Star Valet based in Naples, which donated services for the evening to the FGCU program. Wanderlust garnered about $260,000 for the program, which is throwing good money after good, in Mr. Munros Relaxation 101BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ FGCU resort and hospitality program fuels a multibilliondollar industrySEE HOSPITALITY, B4 COURTESY PHOTOThe new Hospitality Lab at FGCU To me, tourism is the heart of everything we are, with all these spokes radiating outward from it, and affecting all of us. Carole Stockard, general manager, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bell Tower ShopsCOURTESY PHOTOJoey Rock and Alister Munro own Five Star Valet. Key4Women, a program of Key Bank, presents its next breakfast club lesson for women business owners from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Michael Haffey, senior vice president of Brown and Brown Benefits, will discuss how small businesses are controlling health care costs. The program is free and hosted by KeyBanks Trisha Hare and Tom Maiale. RSVP by April 22 by calling Barbara Crowe at 659-8802 or e-mailing The Legal Aid Service of Collier County holds its thir d annual Barrist ers Bash beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Hilton Naples. The evening celebrates those who assist the underprivileged in gaining access to justice. Tickets for cocktail hour, dinner and the awards ceremony are $75 per person. Silent and live auctions will help raise funds for Legal Aid Service of Collier County. The private, nonprofit law firm is headquartered in Naples and has an outreach office in Immokalee. To RSVP, call 298-8143 or e-mail ana.galaid@ The Community Foundation of Collier County invites pr of essional advisors in Collier and Lee counties to a conference about charitable planning from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speakers will be Ramsay Slugg of the National Wealth Strategies Group U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Robert Pierpont of Pierpont Fundraising Counsel; and Kevin Carmichael of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Attorneys at Law. The conference is a public service of the Community Foundations Professional Advisors Council. To register, call Susan Barton at 649-5000 or e-mail Breakfast for women business ownersBarristers Bash for Legal Aid ServiceAnnual conference for professional advisors

PAGE 33 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 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 4/30/11BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDHALF OFF!BUY 1 LUNCH, GET THE 2NDHALF OFF! MONEY & INVESTINGFear of a wilting dollar warrantedAs the dollar continues to fall, the front and center discussion in international economics is whether the U.S. will lose its status as the worlds reserve currency. The U.S. dollar index has fallen 38 percent since 2001 and a whopping 53 percent since 1985. Can it fall further? It surely seems that way. Is it cause for concern? Its billionaire Sam Zells single biggest financial fear: The U.S. standard of living could drop 25 percent if the dollar loses its standing as the worlds reserve currency. (Source:U.S. standard of Living in Peril From Dollars Weakness: Zell, www., March 3, 2011) The issue is of critical importance for the economic wellbeing of the U.S., as history suggests. After World War II, Great Britain largely yielded its reserve status to the U.S. until full relinquishment in 1973 when oil switched to U.S. dollar pricing. Many believe that Britains ensuing years of economic doldrums after 1973 were tied to reserve status loss. The issue is also of paramount importance for institutional and individual portfolios. If a dollar-denominated portfolio appreciates 10 percent on paper but the dollar loses 30 percent in value, the portfolio lost 20 percent in international valuation terms. If the investor is holding cash earning 1 percent, the loss of international purchasing power is a whopping 29 percent. What does it mean for a currency to be the worlds reserve currency? It means it is the main currency of the world. In the case of the dollar, It is used in 85 percent of foreign exchange transactions, and serves as the currency of choice for 45 percent of international debt securities and more than half of world exports. (Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, William Shaw, How Long Will the Dollar Be King?) As such, our currency is used to price commodities and most anything globally traded. Oil is priced in U.S. dollars. Gold is priced in U.S. dollars. Copper, corn, wheat, silver, etc. If commodities are traded in something other than dollars, the U.S. might well find itself in the position of much higher prices if the new reserve standard appreciated vis--vis the dollar. termed price inflation. What other impact would loss of reserve status have upon the U.S.? It might raise our borrowing costs and lessen demand for our debt. How so? Japan, China, Germany, India, etc. are all exporting much more to us than we are importing. These countries wind up with huge U.S. dollar holdings; they get paid more than what they spend in U.S. dollars. What do they do with these dollars? Buy U.S. Treasuries and make all other sorts of investments in the U.S. equities, bonds, real estate, commodities, land, etc. Most would say that, absent the huge amount of U.S. dollars that foreigners had to park, our borrowing costs would have been higher, our dollar amounts borrowed much less and our investment opportunities curtailed. But The International Monetary Funds calculations of foreign reserve holdings of the U.S. dollar peaked in 1999 at 71 percent of all foreign reserves and, as of 2010 year end, had dropped to 62 percent. The British pound once held this position. But after WW II, the U.S. emerged as the worlds dominant power and our currency was the only major currency easily convertible into gold (as we were on the gold standard until Nixons presidency.) The shift away from the British pound began and, by 1973, Britain agreed that oil would no longer be traded in pounds. So dont think that such status cant be taken away; it already happened in our lifetime. Why was the dollar originally chosen? And are those reasons intact today? The U.S. was the worlds dominant economic and transactional power, accounting for 50 percent of world GDP post WWII. Today we account for 30 percent. The U.S. dollar was once convertible into gold a certain. But when we came off the gold standard, our currency became a fiat currency, convertible into nothing. Over time, the developed countries moved from fixed exchange rates and adopted a float policy (i.e. freely traded currency markets would establish exchange values). The U.S. dollar is now neither strong nor stable nor convertible; it has fallen 53 percent since 1985. As to GDP power, we are still the leader but the BRICs have emerged as the engine of world growth and are garnering more and more of world GDP. The U.S. is running horrific budget deficits and its total debt burden, including off-the-books liabilities, exceeds our GDP. No wonder the dollar falls and reserve status is challenged. The U.S. is radically changed from the strong dollar world of the 1990s, yet many investors cling to a traditional portfolio of U.S. dollar denominated bonds and equities, sprinkled with some international holdings. Maybe they think the 1990s scenario of: oil prices at $30 a barrel, 3 percent unemployment, a further fall in interest rates of some 4 percent (into negative rates), a strong dollar and U.S. budget surpluses are around the corner. Speak to your adviser about the benefit of portfolio diversification that provides protection against a falling dollar. At the very least, understand the potentially severe consequences of a portfolio of cash or one that gains in U.S. paper terms but loses value vis--vis the other currencies of the world. 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 Bonita Springs-based Chartered Financial Analyst. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

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The good thing about it is, they make you do a lot of work in field. Im a big believer that you only learn it when you do it, and the program made me do it. There are business courses, law courses, accounting courses, and other courses. Then theres the internship requirement, the meat of the matter. Your first internship is called field experience you can be a server, a bus boy, whatever and the second two internships you have to do something more than a line employee you have to do something in management, Mr. Munro explains. Fortuitously, Mr. Munro did his internships with the company he now owns. Cozy as all this may seem, its also remarkable. Ms. Stockard, after all, is general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue in Bell Tower, a premier Lee County shopping destination. She is not a restaurateur, a hotelier or a club owner who might actually hire students from the program there are 40 exclusive resorts and more than 160 private clubs in the Naples-Fort Myers area alone, according to numbers provided by a public relations firm. Not surprisingly, many of the folks who own or operate those places appeared at Wanderlust, too. But whatever our professions, were all in this ascending star of an academic program together, Ms. Stockard says. The reason the FGCU program is important is because its at the heart of what we are about here (in Southwest Florida). Were all about tourism. We have two industries: one is tourism and the other construction. To me, tourism is the heart of everything we are, with all these spokes radiating outward from it, and affecting all of us. Including Saks Fifth Avenue. So I am very supportive of a program where young people can get a start through education, and enter a business that is thriving, she adds. Thriving is an apt verb both for the program and for the resuscitating service industry here. The program is so big its almost behemoth. It started in a modular with two students, in 2003, says director Ms. Brezina. Not so promising. But by shaping it differently than traditional programs at such gold-standard schools as Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Ms. Brezina grew the program to include about 500 students. The Golf Management program within the School of Resort and Hospitality Management was so good, she notes, that administrators broke it out separately last year, with 120 students. How did she do this during a recession? In large part by aiming to fit the needs of a diverse service industry on the Southwest coast that currently employs a vast army of about 60,000, she explains. We combined food, beverage and lodging education with recreationalamenities management, which is why were more successful than, say, the program at the University of South Florida in Sarasota, which is traditional, Ms. Brezina says. Its the resort-management component. You learn everything you would in a traditional hospitality degree, but you have extra layering. When you manage a resort as opposed to a Holiday Inn on the side of I-75, its different. A resort has all and more than the traditional (place) has, but on steroids: very valuable real estate, sophisticated food and beverage services, spas, golf, beach clubs, whatever and now in a scrunch economy every square inch of property you have has to produce a profit. Dont tell the director of the School of Resort and Hospitality Management that profiting cant be done in hard times. It can be, she insists, and the only way you can do that is to manage the amenities correctly. Which is all a lot of talk good talk, admittedly. But Ms. Brezina can back it up with numbers. The best thing about this program, perhaps, is the job-to-graduation ratio, a sure sign that somebody, probably everybody in the hospitality service industry is paying attention. Remarkably, not only do 94 percent of the graduating class already have job offers 47 of the 50 students about to graduate this spring or summer but theyve acquired them coming out of a tough year or two working their behinds off in the salon and spa (they learn to manage, not manicure, which is done by freelancers). Or laboring away in the glistening new kitchen or wine lab at FGCU (thats right, you can go to college to drink fine wine, apparently, as long as you learn how to buy it, manage its purveyors and dispensers, and sell it at great profit). They put their skills to work helping to host the Wanderlust evening successfully, of course. It had so much energy, and everyone who was there, wanted to be there, says Ms. Stockard. The students themselves better have energy, Ms. Brezino suggests; this career is not for the lazy, or for those who dont enjoy making other people feel good. Its important for them to test drive this career, because they will not find a nine-to-five job. Somebody who wants that, to have a regular schedule, should go elsewhere. Take the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, as an example, she says a big supporter of the school. They have been opened every single day, 24/7, for 20 years now, she points out. It doesnt matter if its a hurricane, a heat wave or anything else theyre open. I will say this about the industry: the burnout rate is high because were overworking people. But places like the Ritz or the Hyatt have done a good job over 10 to 15 years in instituting work practices to keep people in positions so they dont burn out. Of those service-industry pros who avoided burnout over the years, several hundred ate, drank, and bid on trips during the Wanderlust auction to places like Paris and London and Key West and Hawaii, and Sonoma and Napa, and Marco and Sanibel Islands, as well as bidding on hotel stays of sometimes many nights at such places as The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, or The Breakers in Palm Beach, or the Ritz-Carlton in a variety of places. Meanwhile, Program Director Brezina has just hired a fancy new chef to serve the School of Resort and Hospitality Management at the instructor level, she says. Although she wont name him or her just yet, one applicant, even sought the job from as far away as Singapore. This is what happens when you can meet the needs of the local area, she says. HOSPITALITYFrom page B1COURTESY PHOTOParis, anyone? Bidding is always lively at Wanderlust, the annual travel auction that benefits the FGCU hospitality program.

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On a sucker list y y my lat h an t ed n ow 0 0 r e n d b m s ted i a th a n a n d in 20 0 Know us with and youl ing for a nif A Job Search Support Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit www. The Collier Building Industry As socia tion holds its Real Estate Snapshot: Season at a Glance industry panel at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Call 436-6100 or sign up at The Public Relations Society o f AmericaGulf Coast Chapter presents Promoting Corporate Wellness to Impact Your Bottom Line at its next Lunch n Learn session beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Hilton Naples. Reservations required by April 22. Visit Planning Partners Financial Gr oup pr esents a workshop titled The Six Mistakes that can Kill Your Business from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Island Country Club on Marco Island. RSVP by calling 676-3200 or e-mailing The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f C ommerce holds its next Business Before Business event from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Florida Gulf Bank in Estero. Cost for members is $5 by April 26 and $10 thereafter, $30 for non-members. Call 992-2943 or visit The Executive Club of the Greater N ap les Chamber of Commerce has a networking gathering set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Cruise Naples. This complimentary get-together is for Executive Club members only. Register at The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f C ommerce Foundation will host a Kentucky Derby party from 4:307:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. A hat contest for men and women will be part of the fun. Tickets are $85. For reservations or more information, visit The Certified Financial Analysts Societ y o f Naples meets for luncheon and a program titled The Evolving World of Equity Indexing at noon Tuesday, May 10, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Guest speaker Greg Savage, a senior portfolio manager at iShares, will discuss institutional trends in global equity benchmarking along with market impact, access and liquidity issues of trading global equities. Cost is $30 for CFA Society members, $40 for nonmembers and $15 for students. Register at For more information, call Ken Thomas at 213-6160 or e-mail The Greater Naples Chamber o f C ommerce holds its next Wake Up Naples at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at The Neapolitan Chapter of the American Busines s W omens Association meets for dinner and a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Bellasera Hotel. 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NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County, excluding Marco Island. According to the report, available inventory declined to 8,762 properties in the first quarter of 2011, down from 9,557 in the first quarter of 2010. Phil Wood, president of John R. Wood Realtors, attributes the decline to a slowing pace of properties coming to the market coupled with current inventory selling more rapidly. In March 2008, we had just under 38 months of inventory on the market for sale, says Tom Bringardner, president and CEO of Premier Commercial Inc. Today we are hovering in a much healthier range of 12 months of inventory, he adds. The new report also indicates that the median closed price for properties over $300,000 increased to $575,000 in the first quarter of 2010, up from $525,000 in the first quarter of 2010. For properties over $300,000, the median closed price jumped 10 percent from quarter to quarter and 5 percent for the 12 months ending March 2011. 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J Cbt287-6732 Bn Cn370-8687 239-596-2520 3250 VILLAGEWALK CIRCLE, #101, NAPLES, FLORIDA STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES 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 Exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA, features totally renovated kitchen that would be a chefs dream with custom cabinetry, center Island, sub Zero refrigerator, top of the line Wolf appliances, granite counter, double ovens and more! The home also boast genuine hardwood oors, renovated master bath, private custom pool ,complete hurricane protection and much more! GREAT VALUE $549,000 MAKE OFFER TODAY! VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION 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! $379,000 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. $339,000 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 READY NOW! 3BR,2.5BA plus den EXTENDED Oakmont model offers 2181 under air! Pristine condition and ready now. Home is decorator ready and offers freshly painted neutral interior, granite, new carpet in bedrooms, 20" tile in living areas, NEW A/C, and complete hurricane protection! $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 PENDINGBreath taking views of 3 bridges from inside and out. Extended Capri 2BR,2BA with pool and roll down shutters, granite,side patio and more. MUST SEE! $285,000 NEW LISTING PENDINGLuxury 3 BR, 2BA REGENT patio home. Pristine home offers tile through out, built-in entertainment center, newer A/C, complete hurricane protection, screened lanai with lake views in-ground spa and additional landscaping. $284,900 NEW LISTING OTHER FINE LOCATIONSGreat Cul-de-sac location! Oakmont Single family 3BR,2.5 BA in Village Walk of Bonita, extra clean, not a distress sale. $299,900 VILLAGE WALK BONITA VILLAGE WALK CONTINUEDExtended 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 $5,000 Decorator Credit2BR, 2BA Capri located large corner lot with abundance of privacy! Great investment opportunity! PRICE TO SELL! $205,000 SHORT SALE 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 NEW PRICE NEW PRICE


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 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years$143 per month* $29,900 Lot included in sales price co-op ownership. Newer home with carport, closed porch and decks around. 55+ community. BUILT IN 2002 2 bed plus den, 2 bath Carport, parking for 3 cars. Workshop shed and lanai. Quiet end of the road community with pool clubhouse. Recreation room, BBQ area. $97,400 $49,900 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. Buy short sales & foreclosures with con dence! Not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or lenders. If you stop paying your mortgage, you could lose your home and damage your credit.(239) 498-3333 Foreclosure & Finance Center A Service of ONESource Real Estate Services Center BARGAIN PRICED HOMES FOR SALE 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. BAREFOOT BEACH$4,195,000 Relax in your own tropical paradise in this com pletely r enovated 4 story Gulf front residence. 4BR/4BA home on 1.5 lots. Features include el evator, 2 gas replaces, media room, gourmet kitchen, granite & marble, 5 zone A/C & more. Boat docks are available for lease/sale. The Price Team 239 CAP FERRAT IN PELICAN BAY$3,400,000 Bellissimo! This incredible home is an endcondo, on 19th oor of Cap Ferr at, overlooking the Gulf, Bay and Golf Course and is being oered furnished. This unit oers 3 bedrooms, 3baths with custom kitchen, granite counters & le oors, Swarovski lighng, custom chan deliers, electric shuers and much much more! Sally Masters, P.A. 239 CLARIDGE IN PELICAN BAY$1,160,000 Panoramic views of Gulf & golf course from this updat ed 3BR/3BA condo on the 21st oor. The Claridge oers a casual but elegant lifestyle with pool/spa, guest rooms, library & more. Steps to tram to private beach pavilion plus all the fabu lous Pelican Bay amenies. Larry Bresnahan 239 OLDE NAPLES $999,999 Just a block from the beach on Fih Av enue South in Olde Naples, this drama c turnkey furnished villa features 3BRs & a den, 2 1/2 BAs, a spacious living area, cus tom kitchen, private courtyard with pool and a garage. Barry Brown 239 CHATHAM SQUARE IN GLEN EAGLE$123,000 Preferred 1st oor, 2BR/2BA condo with long fair way and lake views. Features include le throughout, crown molding, stainless appli ances, new a/c and water heater. Home includes full golf membership. Amenies include com munity pool/spa, clubhouse and tennis. Garry Moore 239 SHARONDALE IN PALM RIVER$124,000 MUST SELL!! Spacious 2BR/2BA 1st oor end unit in North Naples. Huge mas ter suite with pri vate pao overlooks the pool. Kitchen has new countertops and is adjacent to a large breakfast nook. Only 2.5 miles to beaches, close to med ical facilies & restaurants. Carole DiCupero 239 STONEYBROOK VILLAS$149,900 All the amenies of a gated golf course commu nity without all of the co sts! Beaufully main tained 2BR/2BA villa with golf course view. Oversized garage, 2 screened lanais & fresh paint in main areas. Conveniently located only minutes from great shopping & dining. B. Jean Adams 239 GRANDEZZA $309,000 Immaculate and move in ready 2nd oor 3 bedroom, 2 ba th condo overlooking the lake & golf course. This professionally dec orated residence is the former Oakwood Model, oered furnished. Built in 2004 w/2 car garage. Debra Gladchun 239 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website The report presents the following analysis: Overall pending sales saw an 8 percent increase, with 3,630 contracts in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 3,346 contracts in the first quarter of 2010. Single-family pending sales increased 6 percent, with 1,763 contracts in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 1,667 contracts in the first quarter of 2010. Condo sales increased 7 percent, with 1,114 sales in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 1,042 sales in the first quarter of 2010. We may be seeing a glimpse of the kind of year 2011 will be, says Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty. The statistics are encouraging, and sales activity continues to remain high. The March monthly report presents the following analysis: Overall home sales increased 5 percent, to 936 sales in March 2011 compared to 890 sales in March 2010. Overall single-family pending sales saw a 6 percent increase, with 732 in March 2011 compared to 689 in March 2010. Condo sales saw a 17 percent increase, with 525 sales in March 2011 compared to 447 sales in March 2010. To view the entire report and accompanying charts, visit www.NaplesArea. com. the NABOR Realtor Associate of the Year and Realtor of the Year, and served as president in 1977. He was named to the NABOR Hall of Fame in 2004 and achieved Emeritus Status from the National Association of Realtors in 2009. In recognition of 40 years of membership in the National Association of Realtors, Emeritus Status was conferred to NABOR members James Coleman, Lonnie Martin and Kenneth Slack. NABOR CEO Mike Richardson received an award in recognition of his 25 years of service to the organization. The following awards were also presented during the Night of Honors: An Evening in Paradise: Affiliate/Allied Committee Contribution: Lisa Winters, Homes & Land Magazine Affiliate/Allied Company of the Year: Naples Daily News Affiliate/Allied Member of the Year: Chuck Kansy, Gulf Shore Mortgage Affiliate/Allied Rising Star Award: Janice Vasquez, Insurance Products and Services Citizen of the Year: Bill Poteet, Poteet Properties Educator of the Year: Steve Barker, Amerivest Realty Humanitarian of the Year: Marti Conrad, VIP Realty Leadership Class Alumni Award: Birgit Wolf, Amerivest Realty Realtor Committee Contribution Award: Bob Hewes, Downing-Frye Realty Realtor Rising Star Award: Eben Moran, Prudential Florida Realty Task Force Contribution: Mike Hughes, Downing-Frye Realty. INVENTORYFrom page B1EVENINGFrom page B1


Superb location for less. Spacious 3 BR villa, upgraded kitchen. ++features. Rialto at Hammock Bay $337,000 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Stunning Unit2nd spacious coach home. 3 BR/2 BA. Golf course/lake view. 1-car garage. Ascot at Lely Resort $320,000 Beautiful DcorLarge screened porch overlooking lake. Immaculate & ready to move in. Offered furnished. $128,000 55+ Community Mfg. Home Dollhouse Classic Florida Todays LifestyleDistinctive homes, in a private, no fee setting West of 41. 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

PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 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 markedPremier SIR Adrienne Young 825-5369 13 OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 1006 5th Street South #503 $1,700,000 Premier SIR Ruth Tret tis 403-4529 14 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,945,000 Premier SIR J ean Tarkenton 595-0544>$2,000,00015 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Pr emier SIR C all 239-5145050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 Closed Easter Sunday 16 PARK SHORE 314 Neapolitan Way $2,795,000 Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$3,000,00017 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Pr emier SIR Karen Van Arsdale 860-0894 >$6,000,00018 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Pr emier SIR C eline Van Arsdale 404-9917 >$8,000,00019 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,450,000 Pr emier SIR Scott Pear son 612.282.3000 Open Mon-Sat: 2-4 >$10,000,00020 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Pr emier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939>$400,0001 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Pr emier Sothebys International Realty C all 239.594.9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 Closed Easter Sunday 2 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s. Pr emier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Open Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 Closed Easter Sunday 3 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1836 Seville Blvd. #1121 $497,000 Pr emier SIR Roya Nouhi 290-9111 >$500,0004 BONITA BAY ESPERIA and TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Pr emier SIR C all 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 Closed Easter Sunday>$600,0005 PARK SHORE 4780 Whispering Pine Way $670,000 Susan Barton 860-1412 6 PARK SHORE COLONADE 240 Colonade Circle $695,000 Pr emier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$700,0007 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Starting in the $700s Premier SIR C all 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 Closed Easter Sunday>$900,0008 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #9B $995,000 Premier SIR Ang ela R. Allen 825-8494>$1,000,0009 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the low $1,000,000s Pr emier SIR C all 239-591-2727 Open Mon.Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 Closed Easter Sunday 10 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Pr emier SIR C all 239-261-3148 Mon, Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 Closed Easter Sunday 11 VANDERBILT BEACH BEACHMOOR 9051 Gulfshore Drive #PH-3 $1,499,000 Pr emier SIR St acie Ricci 7775983 12 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS 725 Teal Court $1,695,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20


Port Royal, 336 Galleon Dr Charming home overlooks scenic Lantern Lake. Walk or bike to beach, tness center and club. Qualies for immediate Port Royal Club membership. 3+Den/3.5 (H5249) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $2,995,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct Tucked away in serene cul de sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home. Lovingly renovated in 08 & 09, upgrades include new tile roof, new Hurricane windows, resurfaced pool. 3/2.5 (H4744) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,369,000 Colliers Reserve, 862 Barcarmil Way London Bay (former model) custom home w/over 6000 T.sq ft of living space. Superb nished incl hdwd ooring, wet bar, frplc, marble, granite, private elevator. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,279,000 Pine Ridge, 198 Caribbean Rd Rarely available country estate on over 2 acres in Pine Ridge. Large pool home with guest house. Close to shopping, dining, beaches and Naples Philharmonic. 4+Den/4.5 (H5769) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,200,000 Pelican Bay, 815 Arrowhead Ln Special home on huge cul-de-sac lot w/crown molding, vol/tray ceilings, pool, spa, chipping & putting green. Attached garden apt is ideal for guests & family. 4+Den/3 (H5561) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $899,900 Stonebridge, 1975 Essex Cir Seldom available Faireld with den on cul-de-sac. Former decorator model with heated pool in sunny private setting in the desirable Hawthorne of Stonebridge. 4+Den/3 (H5682) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $829,000 Cove Towers, 445 Cove Tower Dr, #1403 Best Waterfront Value in Naples! is very private, extremely popular, spacious oor plan has expansive water views of the legendary Naples sunset and Gulf. 3/3 (C5766) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $800,000 Pelican Bay, 807 Knollwood Ct Land Value! Price Reduced! Rare Pelican Bay Opportunity! Single family home on quiet cul-de-sac, .35 acre lot with a home ready to renovate or lot to rebuild on. 3/3 (H5465) Mary Halpin, PA, 269-3005 $749,000 Pelican Bay, 7515 Pelican Bay Blvd, #4-B Sunset views of the Gulf. Live in the Claridge for a great price with all the amenities of Pelican Bay. 2+Den/2 (C4374) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $745,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1503 Spectacular! Watch sunsets from your 15th oor lanai w/unrestricted views of Gulf. SW exp. Spacious unit-newer A/C, tile, updated baths. Turnkey/move-in ready. 2+Den/2.5 (C6967) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $724,900 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1404 Breathtaking Gulf Views from 14th oor! Many upgrades include newer A/C, granite, tray ceilings. Huge master bedroom. Turnkey and move-in ready. 2/2.5 (C6970) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $712,500 Vanderbilt Beach, 25 Bluebill Ave, #PH 4 Aordable Penthouse Living! SW Exp w/views of Gulf. Spacious 11th unit. Updates incl 18 tile/diag throughout, crown molding & plantation shutters. Turnkey. 2/2 (C6981) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $674,900 Coronado At Pelican Bay, 7225 Pelican Bay Blvd, #202 Call for Appt. Beautifully maintained ow thru condo in a premier bldg. 2 balconies, split BRs, 24 hour security, tness center & much more. Turnkey furnished. 2+Den/2 (C5782) Sara Williams, 784-5610 $658,000 Kensington, 4360 Kensington High St Custom 2-story Villa, over 4000 T. Sq Ft., New pool & spa, Oce-family room plus bedroom with ensuite bath. Golf course view. 3+Den/3 (V1366) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $640,000 Tiburon, 2805 Tiburon Blvd E #102 2-car garage, private elevator 2400 sq ft of living area. Amenities include: tness ctr, clubhouse, community pool/spa, concierge service, pvt beach shuttle. 3/2 (C6573) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $625,000 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $600,000 Park Shore, 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1000 JUST REDUCED! Located directly on the beach in Park Shore, dont miss this beautifully renovated 1770 square foot residence. Granite counters, stainless app. 2/2 (C7410) Randall J. Wall, 776-6344 $599,000 Saturnia Lakes, 2293 Guadelupe Dr A Stunning Masterpiece! Custom features only found in this spectacular estate home. Triple molding, replace, wood molding throughout, extensive lighting. 5+Den/3 (H5630) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $597,900 Imperial Golf Estates, 2104 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Light & Airy 3+den home with beautiful golf views. Many of todays features in this turnkey beauty. 3+Den/3.5 (H5185) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $592,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1994 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Wonderful custom built 3,600 sq ft home with gorgeous southern views of golf course. Many upgrades make this home unique. Large lanai and great outdoor living. 4+Den/3.5 (H5070) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $579,000 Pelican Marsh, 9146 Troon Lakes Dr Delightful spacious pool home with private setting, mature landscaping. Plantation shutters, electric storm shutters, 2 car garage. 3/2 (V1451) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $560,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1986 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Remodeled golf course home with top of the line cabinetry, oor, counters and appliances. Southern exposure and expansive golf views. Terric Buy!. 4/3 (H5762) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $549,000 Pelican Bay, 6500 Balen Way, #405 Outstanding 3 bedrm 2 bath end-unit oor plan in heart of Pelican Bay featuring 3 lanais is just short stroll or tram ride thru nature preserve to the beach. 3/2 (C7279) Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $450,000 Pelican Marsh, 1505 Clermont Dr, #202 Immaculate 2nd customized end unit 3 BR luxury coach home. 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Happy Spring!An Easter event at Waterside Shops, and more fun around town. C31-33 All in good SpiritGulfshore Playhouse conjures up a Noel Coward classic. C8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011Opera in HDSee Renee Fleming in Capriccio on the silver screen. C12 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: InsideThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 434-8770 Fifth Avenue 643-3445 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Forbidden Broadway diva and Drama Desk nominee Christine Pedi brings her cabaret-style Great Dames to The Norris Center for two performances, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28. With comic flair and warm appreciation, Ms. Pedi conjures up Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews and more as well as classic tunes first popularized by many a great dame (real or imagined). The actress won Ovation awards from the LA Stage Alliance for her roles in Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood. On Broadway, she has appeared in Eric Bogosians Talk Radio with Liev Schrieber and in Little Me with Martin Short and Faith Prince. She has also appeared on stage in Xingu, Little Shop of Horrors, Dalliance in Vienna and A Broadway Diva Christmas. She has performed on cabaret stages at The Metropolitan Room, The Beechman and The Algonquin Oakroom in New York. Ms. Pedi has performed Great Dames in Capetown, South Africa, and in London as well as across the United States. The show has won a New York NightLife Award and a Backstage Bistro Award. Cabaret Scenes magazine describes her as a musical theater lead with the heart and soul of a comedienne, a combination that creates more effervescence that a glass of good champagne. According to her bio at, fans of HBOs The Sopranos Great Dames of screen and stage come to life at The Norris CenterSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE DAMES, C23 American Idol finalist comes home for PAIGE MILES IS RETURNing to the very stage where she first belted out Aretha Franklins Natural Woman eight years ago. The top-12 American Idol finalist from last season was a junior in high school at the Community School of Naples at the time. I knew who she was, says Mark Danni, the schools director of performing arts, but she was not involved in my performing arts program. During a spring assembly for retiring drama teacher Anna Segretta, Mr. Danni recalls, Paige got up and sang, without a mic, Natural Woman. She blew the roof off the place. Afterward, when Ms. Miles told Mr. Danni she liked what he was doing at the school, he told her hed like to have her involved in the program. In her senior year, she was. And now, from May 5-15, Ms. Miles returns to Naples to perform in Beehive: The s Musical! on the same stage. The show is a production of BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE BEEHIVE, C4 COURTESY PHOTOPaige Miles rehearses for Beehive. OperainHD

PAGE 64 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 (239) 263-8881 320 13th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102Clara Williams Company Magnetic Necklaces Daily 8:00am 5:00pm | Breakfast & Lunch: Mon-Fri All-Day Weekend Brunch | Happy Hour 3 5pm 1209 3rd Street S. (239) 261-2253 NATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING Easter Specials all weekend! him this before, in the midst of other relationships, but he didnt hear. Or he heard, but he didnt care. Now, though, he takes notes. And he reports back with his successes. You wouldnt believe it, he told Susie recently. Chloe was telling me about a problem shes having at work. I just listened to her. I didnt try to fix it. When she got done, I gave her a hug. Howd she take it? Susie asked.It was incredible, Jake said. Like it was exactly what she needed. On ABCs hilarious Modern Family, we get a look into the contrasting male and female psyches when Phil takes a trip to the spa. We see him in all his nouveau-masculine glory, in a green facemask and white bathrobe, sitting at a pedicure footbath, feet soaking while the manicurist massages kiwi lotion into his hands. OK, Im confused, Phil says. Youre saying that if she tells me she has a problem, Im not supposed to help her? The woman lounging in the chair next to him leans over. Not unless she asks for your help. But if she lets me help her, I can make her problem go away, Phil says. The women all laugh. That is such a male thing to say, one remarks. She doesnt want you to solve her problems. She just wants you to give her support so she can solve her problems herself. And sometimes the first woman takes up the cause sometimes she just wants a sympathetic ear. Whoa, says Phil. Maybe its all the creams, but that just made sense, girlfriends. Deborah Tannen, author and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, wrote about this language divide Deciphering woman-speak SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON Whoa, says Phil. Maybe its all the creams, but that just made sense, girlfriends...between men and women in an issue of Scientific American Mind published last year. Say a woman tells another about a personal problem and hears in response, I know how you feel or The same thing happens to me. The resulting troubles talk reinforces the connection between them, Dr. Tannen writes in the article. Because this is not a conversational ritual he is used to, a man may well misread her conversational gambit as a request for help solving the problem. The result, says Dr. Tannen, is frustration all around. She blames him for telling her what to do, she writes. Whereas he thinks he did exactly what she requested and cannot fathom why she would keep talking about a problem if she does not want to do anything about it. A friends brother, Jake, who is cute and athletic and funny but entirely anti-commitment, likes to dabble in easy romance. He meets women at salsa class or picks up waitresses in coffee houses. He is notoriously untethered. Or he was. Until he met Chloe, a bright-eyed 23-year-old with all the fiery spunk and fierce independence it takes to intrigue a man like Jake. While he never used to worry about the thousand small efforts it takes to keep a relationship going, now he turns to his sister for advice, asking every day what he can do to keep Chloe happy. Just listen to her, his sister, Susie, tells him. Shes told him this before, in t r e l ations h i p s, b ut h e heard, but he didnt c he takes notes. And h e h is successes. You wou ld nt Susie recently. m e about a pr o a t wor k I j u I didnt t s h e go a a a a a h u it b i s ces th e co nn ec ti o n h em, Dr. Tani n t h e artic l e. i s is not a n al ritual o a man misread r sationa l request v ing the t says Dr. frustration mes him fo r w hat to do, W h ereas h e id exact ly w h at e d and canm why k eep u t a s he a nt n g s e te c y i t takes to intrigue a man like Jake. W hile he never used to worry ab out t h e t h ousan d sma ll efforts it takes to kee p a relationship going, n o w h e turn s t o hi s sister for advic e, aski n g every d ay w h at h e can d o to k ee p C hl oe happy J ust listen to h e r, h is sister Susie te ll s h im. Sh e s to ld


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PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 TheatreZone, the equity group that Mr. Danni founded and heads as artistic director, in addition to his Community School responsibilities. Beehive: The s Musical! is the final production of TheatreZones sixth season. Mr. Danni says its a great show for Ms. Miles return to her hometown stage. Though the s were well over by the time Ms. Miles was born in 1985, she has an affinity for the music. Shes really an old soul, and those s R&B songs (are right up her alley), he says. The musical revue focuses on songs made popular by women such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Leslie Gore and Tina Turner, and girl groups such as The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Supremes and The Chiffons. Ms. Miles, as the shows singing narrator, will perform Sweet Talkin Guy, You Dont Have to Say You Love Me, The Beat Goes On, the Tina Turner numbers and some of the Aretha Franklin songs. She narrates through the transitions of early s to late s, says Mr. Danni. She kicks off the evening, introducing everyone. Its a fun trip through the decade. No holding backAfter graduating from Community School, Ms. Miles attended college in Central Florida before moving to Houston. She auditioned for American Idol in Dallas. Out of 10,000 hopefuls, she was picked to be a finalist in Hollywood. She called her former teacher with the good news, but a strict gag order was in place and no one else could find out until the show went on the air and all of the Idol finalists for that season were revealed. We sat on that information for a long time, Mr. Danni recalls. I thought it was fantastic, he says. I thought: Good for her for going out for it. When youre one of 10,000 and they pick you, thats something. She has a quality to her I could see them liking, and shes definitely got power. When she sang for me I told her, Dont hold back, just let it go. I was the only one to tell her to belt it out. Everyone would try to refine her and (get her to) keep it prettier. And I was always saying, Why are you holding back? Let it go! Hed find songs that would let her do that. He even cast her in The 1940s Radio Hour at the Sugden Community Theatre, in which she had a huge belt out (number.) In American Idol, Ms. Miles kept advancing, singing in a group performance of Lady Gagas Bad Romance and a solo of Stevie Wonders Living for the City, which put her in the top 24 contestants from across the country. As the first contestant to perform in the semi-finals when the show went live, she belted out All Right Now by Free. Simon Cowell, who was one of that seasons four judges, told her, Of all the girls, I think youve got the best voice. High praise indeed, coming from the typically sour commentator. She was a favorite, even though she wasnt featured a lot in the shows taped during the Hollywood auditions. They wanted her to be the comefrom-behind-girl, Mr. Danni theorizes. They didnt have the fans rooting for her, because they were focusing on other people. So many of them play up their personal tragedies, but Paige didnt want to do that. Her father was paralyzed from the neck down and he died when she was a child. Her mother raised her. But she said she didnt want to win it (by playing the) sympathy card. Other Idol contestants in other seasons have admitted themselves to the hospital when theyve taken ill. Paige was like, When I was sick, I couldve put myself into the hospital. But she didnt, Mr. Danni says. Thats nice, but she learned the business quickly, he adds. You learn that you have to look out for yourself; its a cutthroat business. Ms. Miles laryngitis is what did her in. The doctor ordered her not to sing all out, as it could permanently damage her voice. Mr. Danni says she would call him almost every week to talk over song selection. Her speaking voice was so bad from the laryngitis, he could barely understand her. She kept getting nailed on her song choices, he says. She had to keep picking tamer songs to not strain her voice and wasnt able to show her strength as a singer. Instead of singing a powerhouse song, shed go with a quiet ballad, such as the Charlie Chapman-penned Smile. The week she sang the Rolling Stones Honkey Tonk Women, she finished in the bottom three. And the following week, after performing Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), she was eliminated from the competition. Because she didnt finish in the Top 10, Ms. Miles didnt get to go on the road with the American Idol tour. Although it was a disappointment at first, Mr. Danni says, she realized afterward that it was a blessing in disguise. If shed gone on tour with them, he explains, her voice never would have had the chance to heal. It was a great opportunity and challenge for her to be thrust onto the national stage like she was, he says. She had some of her greatest performances after she was voted off, Mr. Danni says, noting that she sang on David Lettermans show and his musical director/bandleader Paul Shaffer loved her. She went on The Ellen Show and Ellen Degeneres loved her, he adds. She was on a lot of morning shows. Shed sing Living in the City. She could still sound great.Still in CaliforniaMs. Miles, 25, is living in California now, rooming with fellow American Idol contestant Lacey Brown and performing around the Los Angeles area. Mr. Danni thinks she was smart to make that move. While a lot of Idol contestants just go back home after the show, he says, Ms. Miles is trying to continue the momentum she gained from the national exposure. Shes with one of the top agencies; they say they find her very marketable, he says. Shes recording a six-song EP called StarDust and has released snippets from four of the songs online (www. for fan feedback. She co-wrote some of the songs, Mr. Danni says, and theres a possibility that shell get an audition for Glee. Shes the entire package, he says: Shes got a great look, a fabulous personality, she sings well and she has an acting background, too. Her appearance in TheatreZones Beehive: The s Musical! will not be Ms. Miles first return to Naples since American Idol. When Mr. Danni put together a Paige Miles Day at her alma mater, she was there to sing three numbers. The students swamped the stage at the end, and she spent 2 hours afterward signing autographs, he says. She also performed at the schools annual black-tie Angel Ball, a scholarship fundraiser for which organizers usually book big-name entertainment. I had a band with backup singers, and worked closely with her, Mr. Danni says. The audience went nuts over her. And one time, when he was rehearsing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with his students, she popped in to say hi. Everyone just froze, he says. They were so stunned to see her. It was amazing to see how influential Idol people are to the kids, he says. Mr. Danni anticipates that Neapolitans of all ages will love seeing Ms. Miles in his upcoming musical. Even little kids 10, 11, 12, cant wait to see her, he says. This is a special thing (for local theatergoers) and for Paige. BEEHIVEFrom page C1 >> Beehive: The s Musical! >> When: May 5-15 >> Where: TheatreZone at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples >> Tickets: $43 and $48 >> Info: (888) 966-3352 or in the know From transistor radio to the stage >>Beehive: The s Musical! features songs made popular by female solo artists and girl groups during the s. Heres a list of some of the songs performed in the show, along with the women who sang them: My Boyfriends Back, The Angels Sweet Talkin Guy, The Chiffons One Fine Day, The Crystals Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Shirelles Remember (Walking in the Sand), The Shangri-Las Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes I Hear a Symphony, The Supremes Its My Party, Leslie Gore Im Sorry, Brenda Lee You Dont Own Me, Leslie Gore Where the Boys Are, Connie Francis The Beat Goes On, Sonny & Cher Downtown, Petula Clark You Dont Have to Say You Love Me, Dusty Spring eld River Deep Mountain High, Tina Turner Proud Mary, Tina Turner Respect, Aretha Franklin Natural Woman, Aretha Franklin in the know COURTESY PHOTOTheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni with former student Paige Miles


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(866) 811-4111 or Rabbit Hole By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre through April 23. 263-7990 or Rumors By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through May 15. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Hamlet By KidzAct at the Sugden Community Theatre at 11 a.m. April 23. 434-7990. Monty Pythons Spamalot At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts April 22-23. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil. org. Menopause the Musical At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, April 26-28. 481-4849 or Rent At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 14. 2784422 or Charlottes Web By the Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 13. 278-4422 or King O The Moon At Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through April 24. 332-4488 or Thursday, April 21 Music Magic The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! The Musical Mindreader from 7-9 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Keith Raygor fuses the elements of music and laughter with sleightof-hand artistry and thought-reading. 4958989 or Hear The Wind The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a free wind orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7188 or Songs & Laughs The Axis Of Awesome performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900 or www. Extreme Dance Diavolo, an innovative company of dancers, gymnasts and actors, performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Baubles & Bangles Marissa Collections hosts a Tamara Comolli jewelry trunk show today through Saturday. 687-1148 or Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music while browsing and dining from 6-9 p.m. along Third Street South. 261-8936. Evening on Fifth Fifth Avenue features music and more from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 435-3742. Friday, April 22 Worth It The Worth Collection summer trunk show runs from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Thursday at 380 Tenth St. S. RSVP: 860-3100. Good Friday Music The Naples Orchestra and Chorus performs The Seven Last Words of Christ at 2 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Art Night The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts its final Evening in the Park of the season from 5-8 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Senior Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents pianist Michael Caysido in his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Free. 590-7851 or pharkins@ Pickin & Grinnin Frontline Bluegrass performs from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. $5 cover. 431-7928. Saturday, April 23 Family Event Cmon, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, presents Museum Without Walls for children and their families from 10 a.m. to noon at Marco Islands Center for the Arts. 514-0084 or Acoustic Rock Dan Banks and Friends take the stage at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits from 7-10 p.m. 431-7928. Singing Senior The FGCU Bower School of Music presents vocal major Kristen Mastroianni in her senior recital at 3 p.m. Free. 590-7851 or More Singing The FGCU Bower School of Music presents Christina Cortese-Hardy in a free vocal recital at 3:45 p.m. Free. 590-7548 or Cello & Piano The FGCU Bower School of Music resents a faculty and guest artist recital with cellist Grace Bahng and pianist Michael Baron at 7:30 p.m. Free. 590-7851 or Sunday, April 24 Rock Opera The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 9487825 or Monday, April 25 Film Series The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Bread & Tulips as part of its Films for Film Lovers series at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or Free Concert The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a free Symphonic Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. 590-1244 or Welsh Superstar Tom Jones performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Wednesday, April 27 Art On Marco Art Walk takes place at the Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island. 642-0528 or www. Great Dames A cabaret show by Christine Pedi at The Norris Center today and Thursday. Call Gulfshore Playhouse at (866) 811-4111. See story page C1. Evening In The Garden Wednesday Night Out at the Naples Botanical Garden features partner yoga with Shanti Shanbon and a food tasting from 6-9 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. or 643-7275. Upcoming Events Dogs In The Garden Landscape architect Edward Westwood and Daisy, AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 e a e e h f B m r k t p B a B p A o a Magician and illusionist Joshua Jay unveils Unreal, an evening of unlikely, unusual, unprecedented, unbelievable and unforgettable entertainment, with six performances Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7, at The Norris Center. Show times are 6 and 8 p.m. all three days. Open seating is $40 per person. Only 50 tickets for each show will be sold, and no one under 16 will be allowed. For tickets, call 213-3049 or visit www. PHOTO


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PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 NAPLES | 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 Make your EASTER RESERVATIONS Today! Easter April 24 Administrative Professionals Week April 24-30 Nurse Appreciation Week May 6-12 Mothers Day May 8 Graduations Communions Its Springtime...Youve got some celebrating to do NEW Baked Ziti! The Norris Center, unfortunately, is not a great place to see a show. (We can only hope that Gulfshore Playhouse eventually gets its own home.) The sound gets muffled, and the sightlines are not great. Friends in the front row complained of having a crick in their necks from looking up all night; I was seated further back and couldnt see well. I moved at intermission, only to have what must have been the audiences tallest couple also move immediately after, to sit directly in front of me, complaining that they couldnt see from their original seats. (I wound up moving yet again!)The staging was frustrating at times, as I could only see the back of an actors head during one or two vital scenes. I dont know if this is due to Ms. Courys direction or to the lack of space on the stage.Despite these annoyances, it was a pleasure to see this excellent production of Blithe Spirit. The actors deliver Mr. Cowards dry, droll repartee with great skill and make it look so easy. ing at its best. U nf ortunately, Charles is the only one who can see and hear Elvira. His living wife thinks hes talking to her, and becomes quite insulted. Everyones convinced hes going crazy.And then things start to really unravel.Ms. Hylton, who played Nora in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of A Dolls House, is totally believable as the put-upon wife miffed at her husbands strange behavior. Charles, initially charming, reveals himself to be quite the cad what man wouldnt want to have two adoring women at his beck and call, if he could get away with it? Charles true nature starts to reveal itself as the play progresses. Gillian Wiggins and Jeff Williams are perfect as the Condomines married friends; she has the gift of putting her foot in her mouth and always saying the wrong thing, while he has a habit of being long-winded. The couple is another specimen of marriage Mr. Coward presents for our amusement and analysis. Ms. Hewitt, as the ghostly wife, plays her character as someone you love to hate. Shes self-centered, petulant and quite spoiled. The afterlife hasnt improved her one bit. Shes Alfred Hitchcocks icy blonde. It would have been nice if Ms. Hewitt had played the role more seductively and made us like her somewhat, or feel conflicted about her. But shes so smug ARTS COMMENTARY When it comes to witty, sophisticated banter, no one can top Noel Coward. Hes penned gems such as: Its discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. And when a married couple is spatting, with great vehemence and civility, throwing the names of their spouses former lovers into each others faces, one says: If youre trying to compile an inventory of my sex life, I feel it only fair to warn you that youve omitted several episodes. I shall consult my diary and give you a complete list after lunch. Not all actors can deliver Mr. Cowards lines with the light touch they demand, however. Thank God director Kristen Coury has cast well. The seven actors in Gulfshore Playhouses current production of Blithe Spirit speak Mr. Cowards classic lines as if born to the era and locale. This is a comedy about death and marriage (some cynics might claim theyre one and the same) and about the dangers of getting what you wish for.Mr. Coward wrote it during World War II, a time when many were dying in combat and many of the living were consulting spiritualists. With Blithe Spirit, the playwright helped record-breaking audiences laugh in the face of death.Charles Condomine (Cody Nickell) is a dashing young man married to Ruth (an elegant Beth Hylton). Its a second marriage for both of them. Theyve invited another couple to their house for a sance to be led by Madame Arcati (Elizabeth Dimon), though none of them, save for the medium herself, take it seriously. Charles is writing another book and wants to watch Madam Arcati up close, to learn some tricks of the trade for his novel. But the jokes on him when, as a result of the sance, his first wife, Elvira (Caroline Hewitt), materializes. Charles goes through a series of reactions to his dead wife popping up when hes remarried to a flesh-and-blood live one. His initial reaction is quite amusing, and the look of fear, disbelief and terror when he first sees her is humorous actnancySTETSON Gulfshore Playhouse revels in the Spirit of Noel Cowardand smirky, I thoroughly hated her from the start. Morgan Rosse has a small but vital role as Edith, the Condomines maid. As she rushes about her duties, her employers constantly remind her to slow down.Her physical humor provides a nice balance to the verbal wit that is so abundant in this play, and though she doesnt have much stage time, Ms Rosse makes the most of the time she does have.Ms. Dimon, as Madame Arcati, is eccentric but sincere. The actress, who stepped into the role at a late date, is simply superb. Her characters personality comes from within, and isnt just a matter of putting on a funny outfit. Shes not just going for the easy laughs, and for that I am thankful. Ms. Dimon has received Carbonells (the South Florida version of the Tony Awards) for her acting on the states east coast; I would love to see her in more shows. The bantering and arch dialogue throughout Blithe Spirit is quite clever, and I often found myself laughing in delight at the word play. Set designer Dennis Moyes makes the most of The Norris Centers small stage with his creation of an upper class British drawing room. Jennifer Murrays costumes are simultaneously lush and proper. The special effects work nicely, but I would have liked to see even more destructive results in the scene when the spirits get angry. Instead, it came across as anti-climatic. Blithe Spirit>>When: Through April 23 >>Where: Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center >>Tickets: $35 >>Info: (866) 811-4111 or in the know GEORGE SCHIAVONE / COURTESY PHOTOElizabeth DimonCOURTESY PHOTOBeth HyltonCOURTESY PHOTOCody Nickell


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS In the 11 years that she has worked for CHS Healthcare, Rosa Rosie Ramirez has been an outstanding advocate for the women and children of Immokalee. Ms. Ramirez was recently honored for her work within Collier Countys health care industry. According to her peers who nominated her for the Healthy Start Worker award, Rosie goes above and beyond to secure specialty referrals for indigent care. She spearheads collections of food, money and clothing for needy families. And she has a special gift of getting scared, vulnerable, abused women to open up to her so that they can be helped to safety. Denise Henning, CHS Healthcares certified nurse midwife, depends on Ms. Ramirez. I rely on her to schedule referrals to Maternal Fetal Medicine. She not only does this, but she also keeps track of the patients, how they are coping, if they are keeping their appointments, and lets us know if they have any other issues that prevent them from accessing optimum care, Ms. Henning says. Rosie will often volunteer to pick up patients with transportation issues; once she even transported a patient with cervical cancer to Lehigh for radiation treatments for several weeks. She has also arranged for housing for several of our patients, Ms. Henning adds. Rosie is often found working late at the office because she is trying to help a client. In short, Ms. Ramirez is a woman with a big heart who has dedicated her life to helping the underserved women of Immokalee. She does all of this while raising two sons and continuing her own education. A recent example of the caring staff at CHS Healthcare, and of Ms. Ramirezs dedication in particular, involves a Womens Health patient we will call Ann. Ann was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer during her pregnancy. It was also thought that the baby would be born with a heart defect. Ann had few resources, no family to help, no car, no food and unstable living arrangements. As our referral specialist, Ms. Ramirez worked with Maternal Fetal Medicine at All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg to schedule Anns delivery there because of the babys perceived heart defect. With the hospital prepared for the babys possible needs, Ann still needed to have her cancer treated. A partner physician specializing in gynecologic oncology was consulted, provided free services and helped coordinate Anns delivery with the GYN oncologists at All Childrens Hospital. A local physician provided free radiation treatments in his office five days a week for four weeks to treat Anns cancer. Most of the transportation to the office had to be provided by CHSs outreach staff and Ms. Ramirez. Ms. Ramierz helped coordinate with partner organizations to find Ann a safe, affordable place to live. Childcare was also an issue, since Ann was recovering from major surgery as well as the side effects of radiation treatments. Daycare for the baby was arranged near her home. The baby is now enrolled in CHS Healthcares Early Health Pride program. Although his heart was found to be normal after delivery, he needed several appointments to take care of other medical issues but today is doing quite well. The Early Health Pride program will continue to help make sure the baby receives the proper follow up care and to supply educational material to the family; along the way. Ms. Ramierz will be there to assist. Ms. Ramirez received the 2010 Healthy Start Worker of the Year for her work with our patients here at CHS. This award was given to her in recognition of her outstanding service to the moms and babies of Southwest Florida for 2009-10. CHS Healthcare and our patients are truly fortunate to have such a caring, dedicated advocate for the women and children of Immokalee. Thank you, Rosie! Connie Dillon is the executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation. The foundation was formed in 2008 to support the efforts of CHS Healthcare in providing primary medical and dental health care services to residents of Collier County regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit Start Worker award goes to 11-year CHS employeeGIVING BY CONNIE DILLON____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTORosa Rosie Ramirez LOCATED AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT A Waldorf Astoria Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 *PRICES INCREASE $3 PER HOUR UNTIL 7 PM THEN DECREASE $3 PER HOUR UNTIL 12PM AURA BAR AND RESTAURANT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT AURA BAR VEUVE CLICQUOT HAPPY HOUR Every Friday 3PM-12PM Featuring: $3* VEUVE CLICQUOT at 3pm $5 Appetizers and Specialty Cocktails New Flatbread Menu Live Jazz 4PM-8PM EASTER BRUNCH Sunday April 24th Vista Ballroom $62 Adults $31 Children Seating Times: 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm Contact Aura Restaurant 239.594.6000 for more information and reservations.

PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 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 & potatoTUE SD 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 MusicWednesday thru SundayMake Your Easter Reservations Now! 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 SOUNDS TOUGH By Linda Thistle TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) You ar e aware of whats going on, so continue to stand by your earlier decision, no matter how persuasive the counter-arguments might be. Money pressures will soon ease. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) By all means, ha v e fun and enjoy your newly expanded social life. But dont forget that some people are depending on you to keep promises that are very important to them. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Y ou need t o wait patiently for an answer to a workplace problem and not push for a decision. Remember: Time is on your side. A financial matter needs closer attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Y ou no w have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move. VIRGO (August 23 to September 2 2) Good news: Youre finding that more doors are opening for you to show what you can do, and you dont even have to knock very hard to get the attention youre seeking. LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Your gift for creating order out of chaos will help you deal with a sudden rush of responsibilities that would threaten someone less able to balance his or her priorities. SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 2) Congratulations. Your energy levels are coming right back up to normal -just in time to help you tackle some worthwhile challenges and make some important choices. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) The sage Sagittarian should demand a full explanation of inconsistencies that might be cropping up in what had seemed to be a straightforward deal. CAPRICORN (December 22 t o J anuary 19) A conflict between obligations to family and to the job can create stressful problems. Best advice: Balance your dual priorities so that one doesnt outweigh the other. AQUARIUS (January 20 to F e bruary 18) Dont guess, speculate or gossip about that so-called mystery situation at the workplace. Bide your time. An explanation will be forthcoming very soon. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) B or edom might be creeping in and causing you to lose interest in a repeat project. Deal with it by flipping over your usual routine and finding a new way to do an old task. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) T emper y our typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lambs gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy. BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou can w arm the coldest heart with your lyrical voice and bright smile. You find yourself at home, wherever you are.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: 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.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 C11 Joi u Easter Bunc!$29 per person includes one complimentary Mimosa, Champagne or Bloody MaryIn e Mercato 9118 Strada Place #8155 | Naples, FL 34108-2683 (239) 593-8818 Several tasteful items include the following:omelette station roasted turkey soups & salads blueberry pancakes roasted salmon wanchai walnut shrimp prime rib sushi chocolate fountain Please go to for full Easter Brunch MenuUnlike the JFK assassination, which seems it will forever be enshrouded by conspiracy theories, we know John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln. What we dont know is who exactly helped him do it, which is where The Conspirator comes in. Director Robert Redfords film tells the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), who was the only woman charged in the conspiracy to kill Lincoln. The eight male conspirators, including Marys son John (Johnny Simmons) and Mr. Booth (Toby Kebbell), met at her boardinghouse, and some of them roomed there. Had they discussed the assassination during those meetings? Did Mary know? According to James D. Solomons script, it didnt matter. Its clear early on that U.S. government leaders wanted anyone remotely associated with the assassination to be prosecuted immediately. In times of war, the law falls silent, lead prosecutor Joseph Holt says to Marys lawyer, Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a decorated Union officer who was forced to take the case by Sen. Reverdy Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) and now must fight for a fair trial. Whats fascinating about the story is that everyone is clearly doing what he believes is right, even if its not ethically or morally correct. As Union loyalists, Mr. Aiken and Sen. Johnson despise Mary, but they also know they took an oath to uphold the law and will faithfully defend the Constitution by trying to grant Mary a proper defense. On the flip side, Mr. Holt, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline) and Judge David Hunter (Colm Meaney) are only interested in convicting and hanging Mary as quickly as possible. Their fear, understandably, is that Confederates in the South will take this as a sign of weakness in the now-United States, and another Civil War could potentially break out. They dont care about justice and fairness for Mary; they just need to send a message before things gets worse.The issues here offer an odd but imperative dynamic that is the hallmark of democracy: No matter how egregious the crime, all Americans are entitled to a fair trial. Whats frustrating about the film, however, is the languid pace with which Mr. Redford tells the story. Yes, life was much slower in the 1860s, but as Mr. Aiken discovers more about Mary and her circumstances, the pace needs to quicken in order to build suspense toward the climax. For whatever reason, Mr. Redford, who certainly knows what hes doing both in front of and behind the camera, does not do this. Truthfully, all the pieces were in place for The Conspirator to be great: Compelling drama, great production design, phenomenal cast, etc. That the filmmakers forgot how to build tension is inexplicable and unforgivable, but it doesnt undo what is an inherently fascinating story. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. Win (Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Alex Shaffer) A down-on-his-luck attorney (Mr. Giamatti) with a family to support becomes the legal guardian of an elderly person (Burt Young) with dementia, but is thrown for a loop when the mans grandson (Shaffer) arrives in town. The performances are strong and its a sweet story about unselfishness and doing the right thing. This is a solid, well-made drama. Rated R.Your Highness (James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman) Gallant Prince Fabious (Mr. Franco) and his brother Thadeous (Mr. McBride) embark on a quest to rescue Fabious fianc (Zooey Deschanel) from an evil warlock (Justin Theroux). Its not consistently funny, and it takes way too long for Natalie Portman (who plays a road warrior) to appear. Rated R.Arthur (Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner) Spoiled millionaire playboy Arthur (Mr. Brand) must choose between his love for tour guide Naomi (Greta Gerwig) or his need for money, which would be ensured if he marries coldhearted businesswoman Susan (Ms. Garner). Theres nothing to like about Arthur, both the character and the movie: Theyre unfunny, petulant and not worth our time. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES The Conspirator REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK >> The Conspirator is The American Film Companys rst feature. Joe Ricketts, the founder of Ameritrade and whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, established the company in 2008 to produce historically accurate lms about Americas storied past. in the know


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. Naples Princess Naples Princess Joi u aboar ...Join our VIP Club and Receive Special Offers and Updates. Text NP to 97063. Standard data and messaging rates apply.NO COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS APPLY.550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Easter Sunday, April 24th, 2011Enjoy an Early Easter Dinner Cruise 1:00 3:00pm or a Sunset Cruise 6:30 8:30pm*price does not include port charge, tax or gratuityO men...Ceasar salad, rolls & butter, roasted turkey, baked ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, candies yams and very berry tart for dessert Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center and Ringling College of Art and Design have awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to seven Collier County high school juniors and seniors. The Jade N. Riedel Scholarship program is named after an NAA member and artist who served as the chair of the scholarship exhibition program and was its chief fundraiser for many years. Following Ms. Riedels death in 1997, the association renamed the scholarship in her honor. Individual donations provide most of the funding. This year, 33 submissions came from students in the following Collier county high schools: Barron Collier, Community School of Naples, Golden Gate, Gulf Coast, the International Learning Academy, Lely, Naples and Pametto Ridge. Ringling College of Art and Design juried the work and chose one student to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Naples resident John Hushon juried the entries to award six students with a $500 scholarship. Decisions were based on originality, technique, composition, presentation and application of design principals. John Treanor of Gulf Coast High School won the Ringling scholarship based on his colored pencil drawing titled The Fly Fisherman. Winners of the $500 awards are: Victoria Core, Community School of Naples, for her photograph titled Reflections of Me. Lacey McKee, Community School of Naples, for her photograph titled Table for Two: The Sunset and Me. Jeremy Nemeth, the International Learning Academy, for his mixed media piece titled Into the Cosmic Grid. Katherine Navarro, Palmetto Ridge High School, for her untitled charcoal drawing. Erin Rectanus, Community School of Naples, for her acrylic painting titled Shore of Flowers. Oscar Santiago, Golden Gate High School, for his graphic design piece titled Life is Better with Art In It. From computer-generated graphics to original painted works, the competition and exhibition showcase the broad range of talent in our local schools, says Callie Spilane, NAA director of education. To think that these students will go on to work in the fields of marketing, teaching, graphic design or even become professional artists gives me great pride in knowing that we are helping to develop our next generation of artists. All submitted artwork is on display at The von Liebig Art Center through April 30. Admission to view the exhibition is free. Naples students win art scholarshipsCOURTESY PHOTO John Treanor of Gulf Coast High School poses with his father, Gregory; his mother, Elizabeth; and his grandmother, Betsy, after winning a $5,000 scholarship to Ringling College of Art and Design in the 40th annual Jade N. Riedel Competition held by the Naples Art Association.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 might recognize Ms. Pedi as the dearly departed Mrs. Bobby Baccala, two episodes, four scenes, five lines Dead! But he loved her so much he couldnt defrost her ziti for months. The Cabaret Series at The Norris Center is presented in partnership with Gulfshore Playhouse. We set up the theater in a whole new way, says Kristen Coury, founder and production artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse. The audience always enjoys it as we transform the room into an authentic New York-style cabaret, with long tables, wine and snacks. Tickets to Great Dames are $45 and include refreshments. For tickets or more information, call The Norris Center at 213-3049. DAMESFrom page C1 COURTESY PHOTO Christine Pedi


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Easter bunnies are older than you think. They were part of pre-Christian fertility stories, and since rabbits are known to have many, many babies, they are symbols of new life in the spring. They first became the symbol of Easter in Germany in the 1500s. But it took until the 1800s before edible Easter bunnies in the form of sugared pastries became part of the celebration. The bunny came to America with some settlers from Germany who immigrated to Pennsylv ania in the 1700s. The Oschter Haws (Easter Bunny) was popular with children who were told that if they were good, they would find a nest of colored eggs left by the bunny. The children made a nest in the house or yard using a hat and hoped for some eggs. The nest later became an Easter basket. Easter celebrations in the 19th century, especially in Germany, included all sorts of rabbits and bunnies. Stuffed toys were popular, along with carved wooden toys, candy containers, iron doorstops, mechanical walking rabbits and even automatons in the form of furcovered bunnies holding Easter baskets. Many collectors search for vintage pieces made for a specific holiday. Most popular is Christmas, then Halloween, then the Fourth of July or Easter. If you prefer Easter, dont ignore postcards, greeting cards, table and wall decorations and, of course, all sorts of special eggs that are still often inexpensive. Q: We have a B.L. Marble office chair and would like to know what its worth. Can you help? A: The B.L. Marble Chair Co.s history can be traced back to 1894, when Barzilla L. Marble (1851-1932) founded a chairmanufacturing business in Bedford, Ohio. It made household chairs until 1910, then started manufacturing office furniture, including chairs. The company closed in 1985. B.L. Marble office chairs sell for $25 to $200, depending on age and condition. Q: I was one of many women who worked as welders at the Kaiser Shipyards in Oregon during World War II. When my husband returned to the States and called me to meet him in California, I quit my job. I never cashed the last payroll check I received from Kaiser in 1945. After deductions, including one for a war bond, my check totaled 3 cents. Its a keepsake, but Im wondering if it has any monetary value. A: There were seven Kaiser Shipyards on the West Coast during World War II. Four were in the San Francisco Bay area, where today theres a park dedicated to Rosie the Riveter the symbol of Fruitful, festive bunnies predate Easter holiday terryKOVEL KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVELS, C27 PALM SUNDAY9:45 a.m. Childrens Palm Processional Jesus Entry into Jerusalem Drama & Live Donkey Outside in the Garden MAUNDY THURSDAYNoon Communion Service 6 p.m. Seder/Last Supper Meal & Communion Service GOOD FRIDAY 7 p.m. Contemporary Communion Service EASTER SERVICES7 a.m. Sunrise Communion Service North Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette Road N. North Naples United Methodist Church


Join me for Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch April 24th, 10:30-2:30... AngelinaHalf Price Bottles of wine* & appetizers From 5-7 in the lounge, 7 days a week*Up to $175PACE collection party brunch for Love That Dress!Sunday, May 1st from 10:30 2:30 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Real. Italian. Folow me at Angelinasbonitawomens contributions to the war effort. Its called Rosie the Riveter World War II/ Home Front National Historical Park and is located in Richmond. The first Kaiser Shipyard was established in San Francisco Bay in December 1940 by Henry Kaiser. At that point, Kaiser was building ships for England. Your check in the amount of 3 cents might be of interest to the park or another historical society dedicated to World War II. Its value to a collector would be minimal. Q: Many fortunate baby boomers are inheriting their relatives tea sets, but there seems to be no practical use for them. My question is, are they worth more than their weight in silver? I cannot find a set like mine. It was purchased 65 years ago in Mexico and is marked PG Sterling Mexico. The handles on the lids are 3-D figures of dogs. The teapots, creamer and sugar are modern-looking flattened globes. Some of the handles and hinged parts look as if they were riveted in place. A: Your silver was made at Platerk Guadalajare in Guadalajara, Mexico. A modern-looking set with unusual trim like yours should sell for more than the meltdown value. But selling any silverware or silver jewelry is very tricky today. Dealers go to auctions and sales with a small scale to check meltdown value. Coin silver items, especially thin spoons, are not popular, so many are melted. Sets of silver knives, forks and spoons must be complete to sell. That means eight or 12 of each item. Only Georg Jensen and Tiffany partial sets seem to sell. But Mexican silver, handmade American silver of the past 75 years, Danish silver and some types of English silver sell as art good design and popular makers attract higher prices. Because the cost of the metal has gone up so much in the past year, the value of your tea set has gone up. Even if you sell it for scrap, you will make a profit. Tip: Times change and products change, so shortcut tips for cleaning have changed too. Dont use tartar-control or whitening toothpaste to clean silver. Dont use grainy bread to clean wallpaper; just use plain commercial white bread. Dont use a feather duster; it just spreads dirt. Buy a new picks-up-the-dust cloth. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELSFrom page C26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 C27 to th e R os ie II / ware toda y. D s K LY WE WE W WE WE WE W W W WE W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W E E E W W W W W W W W W W W W W E E W W W W W W W W E E EK COURTESY PHOTOThis 6-inch-tall rabbit can walk across the floor. The fur-covered clockwork toy has glass eyes, wears a felt dress and carries a wicker basket. It was made in Germany probably about 1900 and sold for $633 at a Bertoia auction in Vineland, N.J.


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Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida 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!King sh Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay{} Entertainment Wine & Dine$1795Dinners Include:per personNAPLES PREMIER STEAKHOUSE Open 7 Days Dinner 5:00pm-10pm Happy Hour 4:30pm 6:30pm Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969EASTER SUNDAY1 through 7 Fabulous Dinner Specials All Appropriate Side Make Your Reservation Now! To Celebrate The Royal Wedding Friday April 29th You Are Cordially Invited NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 C29 Mark your calendar, save your appetite for Taste of CollierThe 28th annual Taste of Collier takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Bayfront. Admission is $5 per person, children 5 and younger are admitted free. Tasting portions from dozens of area restaurants will be offered for $3 to $5 each. Nonprofit organizations that have benefitted from Taste over the years are include the American Red Cross in Collier county, READ of Southwest Florida, the Naples Alliance for Children, the local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee and Catholic Charities. Proceeds from Taste also benefit culinary programs and scholarships and help sponsor individuals at state and national industry competitions. For more information about the 28th annual Taste of Collier, call 272-1907. Supper club fun for Guadalupe Center9MEN, a new fundraiser for the Guadalupe Center, makes its debut at M Waterfront Grille on Thursday evening, May 5. The restaurant in the Village on Venetian Bay will revert to the supper-clubs of the s, complete with gin martinis and Rob Roys, Steak Diane, Seafood Newburg and tableside Bananas Foster. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets, visit For information about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Craig Bamberg at 239men@ Saddle up for derby partyNaples Equestrian Challenge holds a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Join the fun for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby and help the local organization continue its programs that help special-needs 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 Sip of Fifth for childrens charitiesSample several wines at four stations along Fifth Avenue South during Sip of Fifth from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, all in the name of four local childrens charities. The outdoor tasting will feature wines from Robert Mondavi, Antinori, Charles Krug, Jordan, Franciscan and St. Michelle, plus nibbles and a 20 percent discount on dinner that evening at Bistro 821, Chops City Grill or Vergina.Tickets are $50. For more information or to buy tickets, contact any of the following: Boys and Girls Clubs of Collier County, 325-1765; Charity for Change, 592-67876; Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, 514-0005; or Grace Place for Children and Families, 455-2707. SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Easter Egg Hunt at Waterside Shops The Gyrene Gala to raise scholarship funds at Ave Maria UniversityFLORIDA 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. Atticus Gabrick (with Easter Bunny) 2. William Brewer 3. Max and Adie Werner 4. Carmeline Williams and Cayley McCloskey 5. Alex Ellender and Alessandra Sanchez 6. Olivia Ulizio Gen. Charles Krulak, Tom Monaghan and Ray KellyGen. Mike Coyne, Charlotte Dupre and Joe PinionJax, in full dress uniformCOURTESY PHOTOS CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 123 456


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 Naples Children and Education Foundation awards grantsFLORIDA 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@ ZERONA LASER SYSTEM is HERE!!!!Body SlimmingNO INJECTIONS NO SURGERY Minimum Loss of 3 Inches & More in 2 WEEKS!North Naples (239) 594-9075 Bonita Springs (239) 498-0473 The Brooks (239) Dr. M.J. LipnikBoard Certied DermatologistLipnik Dermatology and Laser Center www.senortequilasnaples.comNAPLES 11965 Collier Blvd. #1 (239) 352-1242 BONITA 26801 S. Tamiami Tail (239) 948-9700Family Owned & Operated with 21 Years ExperienceFresh Food Prepared Daily Authentic Mexican FoodLIVEEntertainment! On May 1st, Anniversary SpecialHOUSE MARGARITASBuy 1 Get 1 Free All DayBonita location onlyHAPPYHOURWeekdays 3-7pmLarge Variety of Tequilas Best Mexican Restaurant in Town!Join us on Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 1. Gloria Rodriguez, Jamie Barnes and Sarah Zaiser 2. John Scot Mueller and John Jordan 3. Bob and Terry Edwards 4. Cormac Giblin, Howard Olshansky and Jerry Nichols 5. Anne Welsh and Michael Campbell 6. Anne Hale and Brad Heiges 7. Nancy Jeppesen and James BrownCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 45 67 3 2

PAGE 96 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 When they first appeared in U.S. markets, Southern Hemisphere wines were synonymous with lower-priced and, often, lower-quality products. But as Americans have gotten familiar with the labels, the winemakers have gambled on sending us some of the better wines that abound in that region. Store shelves now hold an array of worthy contenders from Chile, Argentinaand New Zealand that rival their European and American counterparts. Taken Chiles signature wine, carmenere, for example. The Montgras Antu Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere 2008 ($24) has a rich purple color, says Al Fialkovich, owner of Decanted Wine and Beer in Naples. With an elegant bouquet and flavors of plum, tobacco and spice, its full bodied, with a balanced, lingering finish. The country is becoming known as a producer of fine pinot noir as well.Two pinot noirs from South America released in the past 12 months knocked my socks off, says Sukie Honeycutt, owner of Tonys Off Third in Naples. Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir 2008 ($19) is from the Casablanca valley in Chile. This site is perfect for pinot noir because its close to the Pacific with coastal breezes and morning fog. The flavor profile is all about red fruit, resulting in an elegant wine that is soft and supple.The other pinot noir that impressed Ms. Honeycutt comes from Argentina. Lets start with the word Wow! she says about Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2008 ($56). Never in my wildest dreams would I have envisioned a pinot of this stature coming from Argentina. This wine features black fruit, good structure and a tannin backbone that is not normally found in a pinot noir, she adds. Argentina is well-known for malbec, a grape variety used in Bordeaux for blending with cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Chris Gross, owner of Gulf Point Liquors in Fort Myers, says his customers were impressed with the Gougenheim Malbec Reserva 2008 ($12) he served at a recent tasting. It has deep purple color with rich plum and black fruits, and a touch of cocoa. Well-balanced with good acidity, this one is just crying for you to throw a steak or big ribeye on the grill to go with it, he says. Malbec is earning a reputation as an excellent wine thats rich, full-bodied and loaded with flavor. Bramare Vina Cobos Malbec 2007 ($48) comes from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, says Mr. Fialkovich. Its a big wine with inky dark color and aromas and flavors of blackberry, spice, cocoa and black cherry leading to the long smooth finish. Another emerging district for noteworthy pinot noir is New Zealand. I am really excited about New Zealand and the wines coming out of there, says Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells The Wine People in Naples. Dog Point Pinot Noir 2007 ($33) is fuller bodied than other pinot noirs from New Zealand, he says. The aroma is like having your face over a pot of reducing blackberries and raspberries. Its rich with red fruit flavors and a nice lingering finish. He also recommends Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2007 ($23), also from New Zealand. The bouquet and flavor is elegant with blackberry and red fruits and a touch of oak, finishing with balanced acid and tannins and a long finish, he says. For lovers of white wine there are some new options, too. The Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2007 ($30) is fuller bodied with complex flavors from aging in oak, says Mr. Sandstrom. Youll get some light citrus flavors and flowers on the nose followed with citrus, black truffle and basil flavors, and a well-balanced mineral finish. Torrontes is a white wine that is only made in Argentina. Susana Balbo Crios Torrontes 2010 ($20) is really wonderful, says Ms. Honeycutt. It has the acidity of a sauvignon blanc but a different flavor profile peaches, orange peel and pear, versus grapefruit or lemon-lime accents. New Zealand is best known for sauvignon blanc, but there are some very good chardonnays available as well. The Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2007 ($23) has some oak finish with an attractive fruity nose, says Mr. Sandstrom, and an interesting complex flavor of pear, pineapple and melon. My pick of the week is the Dog Point pinot noir. With a great color, a rich berry bouquet and a smooth finish, it stands up well to many higher-priced pinots. jimMcCRACKEN Look south for exciting wines at reasonable prices VINO n d e r s s s e r d t e h f a h l P Z e a a i t c M c f b e m e g g JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYKumeau River Chardonnay and Dog Point Pinot Noir BOAT RENTALS 239-530-5134 RATES:


Expect no garish faux Mexican dcor or blaring mariachi music at Blue Agave Tequila Bar and Grill. The four-month-old restaurant isnt like most south-of-theborder joints. The serving staff is polished and polite, the atmosphere reminiscent of an upscale Oaxacan restaurant, with muted lighting, glazed pottery, orchids, white tablecloths and turquoise linen napkins. Blue Agave also bears no resemblance to the host of businesses that came before it in this space. Although Ive long believed that businesses that move into certain spaces are destined to fail because they sit upon sacred burial ground, Im betting this isnt one of them. In an outparcel at Naples Towne Center, Blue Agave has set up shop in a building that previously held a Ponderosa Steakhouse, a kosher-style deli, an Italian bistro and a nightclub. As is the case with dating, sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you come upon a prince. Im betting that Blue Agave is the prince meant for this spot. Situated on the east Trail, where dining is generally casual and less expensive than the downtown region, Blue Agave provides a wide-ranging menu and an even broader selection of beverages, including 50-plus tequilas and some tequila-based signature drinks. After seeing it at a nearby table, we passed on the Judy Blue, a mega-sized blue beverage containing Milagro Silver tequila, Blue Curacao, Agavero orange liqueur and lime juice. Its named after co-owner Judy Barney, who could be seen moving from table to table throughout our meal. We opted for the El Dorado margarita ($12), which blended Jose Cuervo 1810 tequila with the more conventional margarita ingredients, although the glass was every bit as big and intimidating as that of the Judy Blue. The menu takes into consideration a variety of tastes, including Tex-Mex, Mexican and those who like neither but are along for the ride. We started with an order of ceviche ($9.95) and the Mexican shrimp cocktail ($8.95). The ceviche of the day was shrimp and salmon. It turned out to be primarily shrimp with a few bits of salmon, which were tasty but scarce. The marinade contained a lively mix of jalapeno, cilantro and lemon, which was fortunate because the shrimp didnt have much flavor of their own.The same was true of the Mexican shrimp cocktail, which consisted of a tomato sauce with lots of cilantro, red peppers and jalapenos. The shrimp were large and firm, but all of the flavor came from the zesty sauce.Next up: a house special (more on that later) and the huachinango a la Veracruzana ($17.95), which the menu described as local snapper sauted in olive oil, onions, tomatoes, green and black olives, jalapeno and cilantro. The sauce was full of fresh flavors that enlivened the very mild fish.The standout dish of the meal was a house special called molcajete ($22.95), a dramatic mix of grilled steak, chicken and chorizo with green onions and cactus served in a big bowl made of volcanic stone. The dish is served blazing hot in fact, the sauce continued to bubble for a good 20 minutes after it arrived at the table.The meats were all nicely grilled, the cactus was tender-crisp with a flavor similar to green pepper and the sauce had a pleasantly tart tang that worked well with the grilled meats. It came with flour tortillas (corn tortillas also are available), a well-seasoned rice and creamy refried beans. Id recommend that two people share this dish, as I had enough leftovers for another generous meal.Dinner concluded with a dish of sopapillas ($5.25) and some Patron XO Cafe liqueur, my first experience with tequila-based liqueur. It tasted much like kahlua but with a more noticeable kick. It was a good match for the sopapillas thin, fried pastries topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar and a drizzle of honey, served warm with vanilla ice cream.Ms. Barney stopped by twice to see how we liked everything. I watched her through most of our meal, and she managed to get to every table in the house, chatting with guests, inviting them to join the restaurants soon-to-be-launched VIP program and to return for the planned two-day Cinco de Mayo festivities. Considering that she has run Arturos on Marco Island with partner Arturo Perez for many years, Im not surprised that she understands how important hospitality is to the success of a restaurant. (According to the website, Mr. Perez son, Arturo Jr., is heading up the Blue Agave kitchen.) I cant say why the previous dining establishments that occupied this space didnt make it, but the current management and concept are winners that will likely thrive for some time to come. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 21-27, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, April 21, 2-3 p.m., Whole Foods: Chef Illansy Ruiz holds a class featuring gluten-free flours and baking ingredients and demonstrates how to make a hearty gluten-free breakfast; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register online at www.acteva. com/go/LifestyleCenter. Saturday, April 23, Whole Foods: S ample it ems throughout the store starting at 11 a.m.; then kids 5-12 can decorate eggs and learn how to create a Dutch baby (an egg-based breakfast concoction) at a cooking class from 2:30-3:30 p.m., class is $5; Mercato; 552-5100. Monday, April 24, 5-7 p.m., Pure U rb an Oasis: Sample the wines of Tuscan producer Rocca Delle Macie; $10 (can be applied to dinner that evening), Mercato; 514-7873. Reservations preferred. Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-8 p.m., Decant ed: Discover wines that are made using sustainable practices; $10 ($5 toward purchase), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-7:30, Shulas S teak House: The monthly tasting features champagnes along with snacks, music and more; $35 in advance, $45 at the door for three champagnes or $60 in advance and $70 at the door for six champagnes, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 430-4999. Thursday, May 5, 7:15-11:30 p.m., M W a terfront Grille: 239Men, a benefit for the Guadalupe Center, will bring back the bygone era of the 1960s dinner club, complete with Rob Roys, gin martinis, beef Wellington, seafood Newburg and steak Diane; $125, Venetian Village; 657-7711. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Pr omenade at Bonita Bay, U.S. 41 and South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.2 p .m., North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road; 398-8623. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T 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; 594-9358. Sunday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., Bank of Naples, 4099 Tamiami Trail; 249-9888. Wednesday, 2:30-6:30 p .m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4572. Send items to WEEKLY CUISINE Blue Agave pays tribute to tequila, classic Mexican hospitality Blue Agave Tequila Bar and Grill>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Large parties only >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.95-$10.95; entrees, $10.95-$17.95 >> Beverages: Full bar, including more than 55 varieties of tequila >> Seating: At the bar, at high-top tables or conventional ones, including a handful on the front patio >> Specialties of the house: Guacamole, ceviche, queso fundido con chorizo, esta shrimp, veggie burrito, quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas de mole, carne asado, pollo Oaxaca, camarones a la Diablo, molcajete Agave >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> www.blueagavetequilabarandgrill.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 3785 Tamiami Trail E., Naples 262-2582SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know m y Street p .m., North o llection at KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe evenings ceviche consisted of shrimp with a bit of salmon and a lively marinade. 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