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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 C25 SOCIETY C26-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 30 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER Wanted: Good homesAdopt a lovable, furry friend From Brookes Legacy. A29 A dose of artPhysicians Regional-Pine Ridge showcases works by four local artists. A26 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 28 2011 CHIEF BILLIESQUIET COMEBACKFrom what is known of James Billie the charismatic and vexingly erratic savant who presided as chairman (chief) of the Seminole Tribe of Florida from 1979 to 2001 its doubtful that he would protest being compared to Moses. Mr. Billie, like Moses, was spared certain death in infancy through the intervention of two women, and he would later in life have his own burning bush moment (which involved his vision of large-scale, legalized casino gambling). As with Moses, Mr. Billie led his people toward the Promised Land (financially speaking, in the case of the Seminoles), only to find that missteps made along the way would prove to be his undoing. And, yes, the 67-year-old former tribal chief has spent considerable time (10 years or so) wandering in a personal wilderness of his own making. But while Moses only caught a glimpse of Canaan, Mr. Billie actually set foot in his Promised Land, only to be booted out by the tribal hierarchy. Now, he wants back in, as evidenced by the fact he is running to reclaim the chairmanship of the Seminole Tribe. Mr. Billie attempted to recapture past glory four years ago, but he was kept off the tribal ballot through technicalities involving his residence on the Brighton Reservation in Glades County. A couple of weeks ago, though, Mr. Billie was officially certified as a candidate for the tribal election to be held on May 8. Larger-than-life Seminole moves to recapture his seat at the head of the tribeSEE BILLIE, A8 Chairman of the Seminole Tribe James Billie speaking at a meeting in Tallahassee in the 1980s BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@floridaweekly.comPop expired pills into a proper disposal containerIn partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Collier County Sheriffs Office and Naples Police Department, Drug Free Collier sponsors another Operation Medicine Cabinet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Twelve locations throughout the county will accept expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal. The service is free, with no questions asked and no ID required. More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family. Nationally, prescription drugs are the drug of choice among 12to 13-year-olds. Teens take pills from their own homes to sell, give to friends or ingest themselves. Participating in Operation Medicine Cabinet is one way for people in a community to reduce youth prescription drug abuse in their community by removing the source from their homes. It could save a life. Nearly 500 pounds of pills and other meds were turned in during Operation Medicine Cabinet in Collier County last year, according to Drug Free Collier. Make a clean sweep of your medicine cabinets and bathroom drawers and take whats no longer needed to any of the following sites for safe, secure disposal:NORTH NAPLES Costco, 6275 Naples Blvd. Sunshine Pharmacy, 13020 Livingston Road Sweetbay Supermarket, 2400 Immokalee Road Walgreens, 13520 U .S. 41 N.GOLDEN GATE CVS Pharmacy, 8831 Immokalee Road Sweetbay Supermarket, 4897 Golden Gate Parkway SEE PILLS, A28 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Musical genesSinger/songwriter Ben Taylor on his way for Eden benefit. C1 That lovely, lucrative island Making the case for flights to Puerto Rico. B1 y Th at l ove l y, ltiild

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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Management Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NOW OFFERING Pain Free Laser Therapy for Toenail FungusLongevity is not my familys strong suit. Its not that we die shockingly young, but we do tend to expire well in advance of dotage. I long ago accepted this unpleasant reality with a grim sense of Calvinistic predestination. Still, I confess that I remain a sucker for any newspaper or magazine article that promises to outline strategies for living into old age. The last one I read just days ago attributed conscientiousness to a long life. It was a boring piece, so I didnt finish it, but it implied that people who are highly organized and motivated live the longest. These arent clenched-fisted, super-driven, Type A sorts, the article stated, but rather individuals who derive a great deal of satisfaction from a job well done and like to stay busy and productive throughout their lives. This thesis set me to thinking about my paternal grandfather, George Washington Cornwell, who died in 1967 at the age of 89. Papa, as we called him, was the Methuselah of the Cornwell clan. Yet he was the absolute antithesis of the personality outlined in the article. Papa was not lazy. He was way past that. Inert might be a better description. Details of his work history were vague. He taught school briefly (I cannot imagine the chaos that must have engulfed any classroom under his watch), and for a time he was postmaster of Monticello, Ga., which was a patronage job bestowed upon him through a politically connected friend. Sorting the dozen or so letters that filtered through the Monticello post office on any given day during the 1930s couldnt have been too taxing. An uncle told me that he often heard grumblings about the erratic hours the post office kept during Papas tenure. Lets be frank: The man liked long lunches and midday naps. Im not sure what Papa did for a living after his gig as postmaster. He lived with his daughter (my aunt) and her incredibly patient husband in the family home in Monticello following the death of my grandmother in 1950. When he was well into his 70s, Papa experienced a burst of entrepreneurial zeal. He launched a business. From a rocking chair on his front porch, Papa sold worms to fishermen headed to nearby Lake Jackson a murky body of dammed water that was rich with crappie and catfish. As a youth, I spent many summer days in Monticello, and Papa invariably recruited me to assist him. You might say I was director of marketing and distribution. It was my task to post the sign that read Worms, 50 cents in the front yard. That was the marketing part. The distribution end of the deal was this: A fisherman would stop his car in front of the house, honk his horn and indicate by his fingers the number of cartons of worms he wished to purchase. The worms were kept in white, pint-sized cardboard containers (the sort that usually hold ice cream) with holes punched in the top. Lets say the fisherman held up three fingers; that meant I was to grab three containers, sprint from the porch to the car, collect the money, sprint back to the porch and hand the cash to Papa, who remained glued to his rocker. This went on for hours, and the most effort Papa exerted during that time involved the pipe he habitually smoked. He was forever fiddling with that thing. When he wasnt filling the bowl, he was lighting it and then tamping it and then relighting it and then knocking burnt remains out of the bowl by tapping it against the heel of his right shoe. When the bowl was emptied, the entire ritual repeated itself. At the end of the working day, Papa would give me a share of the proceeds, which always amounted to the exact price of a Nehi Grape Soda and a 3 Musketeers candy bar at the little store across the road. As for Papa, he retreated to his favorite chair in the living room, where my aunt had a sweating glass filled with Ancient Age bourbon and ice awaiting him. I dont want to give the impression that Papa was some sort of radical who was opposed to the accumulation of wealth. No siree, Bob, the man wasnt a communist or a socialist or some wildeyed, wealth-distributing radical like Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. Papa was all for getting rich. This I know because after his death we found a box in the attic filled with thousands of shares of worthless stock certificates relating to what proved to be a non-existent Bolivian gold mine. But if making a mint meant breaking a sweat, then you could count Papa out. I was away at college when Papa died. I am told he was healthy to the end and only days earlier had spent a long evening with friends and family, drinking bourbon, eating fried oysters (his favorite food) and scorching bowl after bowl of Prince Albert. He ran a slight fever the evening of his demise and took to his bed early. When the Grim Reaper arrived, Papa was doing what he loved most and did best: sleeping. He gave me only one piece of advice that I can recall. It was imparted on a blistering Middle Georgia afternoon as we rocked in unison on that wonderful old front porch of his. As usual, Papa puffed contentedly on his battered briar. Dont ever hire a man who smokes a pipe, he decreed through the Prince Albert fog that encircled his liver-spotted head, because hes already got a full-time job. Amen, Papa. And while were at it, to hell with all of that conscientiousness crap. The key to longevity? Idleness, vigorously pursued ti v c h h m a billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 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 More than 10,000 people converged in Washington, D.C., this past week to discuss, organize, mobilize and protest around the issue of climate change. While Tax Day tea party gatherings of a few hundred scattered around the country made the news, this massive gathering, Power Shift 2011, was largely ignored by the media. They met the week before Earth Day, around the first anniversary of the BP oil-rig explosion and the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, while the Fukushima nuclear plant still spews radioactivity into the environment. Against such a calamitous backdrop, this renewed movements power and passion ensure that it wont be ignored for long. Rallying those attending to the work ahead, environmentalist, author and founder of Bill McKibben said: This city is as polluted as Beijing. But instead of coal smoke, its polluted by money. Money warps our political life, it obscures our vision. ... We know now what we need to do, and the first thing we need to do is build a movement. We will never have as much money as the oil companies, so we need a different currency to work in, we need bodies, we need creativity, we need spirit. The organizers of Power Shift describe it as an intensive boot camp, training a new generation of organizers to go back to their communities and build the movement that McKibben called for. Three areas are targeted by the organizers: Catalyzing the Clean Energy Economy, Campus Climate Challenge 2.0 and Beyond Dirty Energy. The campaigns cross major sectors of U.S. society. The move for a clean-energy economy has been embraced by the AFL-CIO, seeing the potential for employment in construction of wind turbines, installation of solar panels and, one of the potentially greenest and oft-ignored sectors, retrofitting of existing buildings with energy efficiencies like better insulation and weatherproofing. On April 18, Tax Day, thousands held a Make Big Polluters Pay rally, targeting the fossil-fuel and nonrenewableenergy industries. The demonstrators gathered in Lafayette Park, a traditional protest square wedged between the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As Bill McKibben said, the Chamber spends more money lobbying than the next five lobbies combined. It spent more money on politics last year than the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee combined, and 94 percent of that went to climate deniers. The protests also targeted BPs offices, just after the BP shareholders meeting was held last week in London. There, security officers blocked the entrance of a delegation of four fishermen and -women from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast areas heavily damaged by last years oil spill. Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman, was arrested for disturbing the peace. That was pretty outrageous, she said. They had disrupted our lives down there. But just appearing at the door of a BP general assembly, and were disrupting the peace. Many of those gathered at Power Shift 2011 were not yet born when the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear disasters happened. These young people, seeking sustainable, renewable futures, are now learning about what President Barack Obama calls the nuclear renaissance. The Fukushima nuclear crisis has escalated in severity to the top rating of seven, on par with Chernobyl. Best estimates are that the radiation leaks will persist for months, with ongoing impacts on health and the environment impossible to forecast. Will Obama proceed to deliver $80 billion in loan guarantees to build more nuclear power plants in the United States? He claims hes against tax cuts for the rich, but what about public subsidies for oil, gas, coal and nuclear, among the richest industries on Earth? Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Power shift vs. the powers that beThe next Ponzi scheme amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly Imagine if, after Bernie Madoffs arrest, our politicians had fired the regulators who arrested him and then went and re-wrote the rules to encourage more Ponzi schemes? Incredibly, that is exactly what Tallahassee has in mind for our states housing crisis. More than 1 million homes stand vacant in Florida, the result of what New Yorker magazine called the biggest Ponzi schemes in history. That number includes tens of thousands of homes in Collier and Lee counties. Under Floridas landmark Growth Management Act, none of this was supposed to happen. The law charges the Department of Community Affairs with reviewing county growth plans. It requires counties to justify the need for additional growth and the financial feasibility of future development. It allows growth to pay for itself by charging new development for roads, water and sewer needed to support new development. But just like the regulators who ignored repeated warnings that Mr. Madoff was a fraud, the state ignored the warnings that our housing-dependent economy was out of control. In 2007, the Florida Department of Community Affairs began to ratchet down on the ever-expanding proposals to build still more housing. They questioned whether additional development was justified and/or financially feasible. But like the regulators who finally shut down Mr. Madoff, they were much too late. Regulators in both of these Ponzi schemes had ample warning that something was going wrong, but didnt act in time to save investors their money. Developers bitterly resented being questioned by regulators, even to save themselves from the monster they had created, and began complaining to legislators. In 2011, with the housing market still reeling from over-supply, Tallahassee has gone into overdrive. The Legislature is voting to abolish the Department of Community Affairs and fire all but 10 of its regulatory staff 10 for the entire state. They are then going to eliminate all requirements to justify the need for and financial viability of major new developments. Lastly, just to make sure you dont make any trouble about it, they will ensure that no one can challenge any changes to county growth management. If unnecessary and financially unsound development were being paid for purely by the private sector and an entrepreneur were putting his/her own money at risk, the free market might resolve the problem of over-supply. But it is your money that is put at risk. Three billion dollars of so-called dirt bonds, tax-exempt financing that developers used to pay for their roads and infrastructure, have defaulted. Those Florida bonds, all by themselves, now represent the largest municipal bond default since World War II. Developers financed their projects on credit, floated bonds to cover their infrastructure and had little if any skin in the game. The banks that financed these projects had to be bailed out by taxpayers. Counties like ours are now paying billions of dollars for roads that were supposed to be funded by development. Widening Oil Well Road, for example, now requires $50 million in your money instead of being paid for by the impact fees that never showed up. The legislatures irresponsible and irrational response to our housingdriven economic crisis only ensures that we will go through another boom and bust and your tax dollars will have to bail out the next mess. Only next time, there wont be any cops on the beat, and no one to put the brakes on new Ponzi schemes. Floridas environment and quality of life are this states best economic development tools. To destroy these assets is sheer folly. And to force taxpayers pick up the costs for irresponsible new development is unconscionable. Please call your senator and urge a NO vote on Senate Bill 1122 and a refusal to accept House Bill 7129; both bills are damaging to Floridas pocketbook, environment and quality of life. Lets stop the madness now before we all pay the price. Andrew McElwaine is president of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He can be reached by calling 402-4209 or e-mailing andrewm@ ANDREW MCELWAINE____________________Special to Florida Weekly


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 None of the tribal leadership including the chairman, the general counsel, the secretary-treasurer and the people in the payroll department would deign to be interviewed for this article. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs was notably uncommunicative about anything relating to the election. Franklin Keel, the BIA regional director in Nashville, Tenn., would not speak and through an assistant referred Florida Weekly to the bureaus Washington, D.C. office, where an official granted a desultory telephone interview before requesting that further questions be set down in writing. The official, Nedra Darling, then failed to respond to virtually all of the queries that were submitted. Officials of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida were similarly mute when queried about their Seminole brethren in general and James Billie in particular. In a nutshell, no one associated with the tribe aside from its designated spokesman wishes to be bothered with any of this election nonsense. Piercing this veil of Seminole silence is made even more difficult because the tribe is not required by law to release documents related to its administration. This includes any financial information concerning salaries and other compensation its leaders receive. When Mr. Billie was forced from office in 2001, his annual salary was said to be roughly $315,000, which made him Floridas highest-paid elected official at that time. Today, that figure reportedly hovers at $1 million, according to a source who requests anonymity. The tribe has no interest in disclosing (the chairmans salary), says Gary Bitner, the Seminoles chief spokesman. Nor will Mr. Bitner discuss the monthly stipend that goes to every Florida Seminole (there are some 3,300 Seminoles living on and off reservations) as a result of the tribes enormous gaming revenues. Estimates published within the last five years placed the monthly payment at $10,000 per person. A member of the tribe, who also requests anonymity, says the stipend now is up to about $14,000 per person. That means a Seminole household of five people annually collects somewhere in the neighborhood of $840,000 for doing absolutely nothing in return from revenue furnished mostly by non-Indian gamblers at the tribes seven casinos, which are located in Tampa, Hollywood, Brighton, Big Cypress, Immokalee and Coconut Creek. Indian gaming in Florida generated nearly $2 billion in revenues in 2009 (the latest year for which figures are available), according to Indian Gaming Industry Report. The Miccosukee Tribe operates a small casino in Miami, but, as The Miami Heraldobserved, the Florida (gaming) numbers are primarily a reflection of the Seminole tribe. While both Indian and commercial gaming facilities are in decline elsewhere, the Seminoles Florida operations experienced a 10 percent increase in revenues in 2009, the report stated. This came after an 18 percent increase in 2008. Indicative of the Seminoles highrolling ways was their purchase in 2006 of the Hard Rock franchise for $965 million. In addition to two Hard Rock casinos on Seminole reservations, the acquisition included 124 Hard Rock cafes in 45 countries, five hotels, two live performance venues and the Hard Rock brand name. Hard Rock even threw in a bustier worn by Madonna, which was part of its enormous collection of rock memorabilia. Last year, the state of Florida approved a renegotiated gaming compact with the Seminoles. The compact gives the tribe exclusive rights to table games at some of its casinos and allows the playing of slots at all casinos. In exchange for these exclusive franchises, the Seminoles agreed to pay the state $1.2 billion over five years.Wealth and miseryThe tribes wealth may be mind-boggling, but so are the problems it has faced both during the reign of Mr. Billie and in the 10 years hence. Allegations of mismanagement of funds and extravagant living by senior tribal officials have generated scores of sensational headlines through the years. There was even a mob-style assassination attempt made on the tribes top in-house attorney. The botched hit job was widely seen both by Seminoles and law enforcement officials as a part of intra-tribal feuding, possibly linked to Mr. Billie, although that theory was never proved and charges never brought, according to numerous press reports at the time. Despite their much-trumpeted affluence, life expectancy for members of the tribe is shockingly low and plummeting at an alarming rate. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale looked into the issue of Seminole health in 2008 and found that over the preceding 10 years, the life expectancy for a member of the tribe had dropped from 59.7 years to 48.5 years. (Life expectancy for Floridians as a whole is 77.5 years). According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, life expectancy nationally for Native Americans is about 67 years for men and 72 years for women. The newspaper examined the deaths of the 17 tribal members who passed away during the first eight months of 2008, and found that 11 of the deaths were linked to alcohol or drug use. The daughter of a member of the Tribal Council was one of the fatalities, having perished in an alcohol-related automobile accident. According to the tribes website, the Seminole Health Department seeks to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness within the communities to ensure that all individuals reach their health potential. It seems, however, that not only are Seminoles not reaching their health potential, few are surviving past middle age. How much of a difference next months election will make in the life of the average Seminole is open to debate. But the presence of James Billie on the ballot alone makes the contest notable. In many ways, Mr. Billies remarkably checkered life is a metaphor for the last 30 or so years of Seminole history.Living legendMr. Billie was born 67 years ago this month in a traditional Seminole chickee hut (an open-sided structure with a raised floor and thatched roof) located behind the Chimpanzee Farm, a roadside attraction in Dania where his mother, a full-blooded Seminole, worked. Mr. Billies father was white and of Irish extraction. He served in the Navy and left for duty before Mr. Billies birth, never to return. This commingling of white and Seminole bloodlines rendered him inferior in the eyes of many tribal members. The old medicine man who attended Mr. Billies birth wanted to deal with this circumstance in the traditional way, which involved stuffing mud into the mouths of mixed-blood newborns and leaving them to die in the wilds of the Everglades. The medicine man finally backed down on this act of infanticide only after Mr. Billies mother and another Seminole woman threatened to go to the white superintendent of their reservation if the baby was harmed. Mr. Billie, who declined through an intermediary repeated requests for an interview because he believes speaking about his candidacy might jinx his campaign, would later look back on his beginning and see it as an omen. I was born in a zoo, he said in an interview in 2000 that is now part of the Seminole Oral History Collection at the University of Florida. It was a chimpanzee farm. Little did I realize that it was (a forecast) of my forte in tourism. Early on, Mr. Billie sensed that employment options and opportunities were few for Seminoles, and those that were available were often demeaning. You can act like a comedian or wrestle an alligator or show a snake and people will pay for it, he recalled in the 2000 interview. Mr. Billie, seeking to survive, became somewhat famous for his prowess wrestling gators, but he was far too ambitious to stop at that. He graduated from high school in 1964. Two years later, he joined the Army and was shipped to Vietnam, where he served two tours. Mr. Billie was part of the Armys Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols and specialized in dangerous missions deep into enemy territory. After his discharge, Mr. Billie, restless and edgy, went back to alligator wrestling and dabbled in odd jobs of all sorts. Mr. Billie in 1979 decided to seek the tribes chairmanship and campaigned on a platform of improving health care and living conditions. As chairman, Mr. Billie used his flair for promotion to gain attention both for himself and his tribe. Well-spoken and street smart, he put himself in the public eye in a way that no chairman before or since has matched. He flew tribal airplanes and helicopters. He performed as a musician. He earned a reputation as a womanizer, and he rarely missed an opportunity to speak his mind. Mr. Billie was charged with killing a male Florida panther in 1983 something he did not dispute but he ultimately beat the charge. Mr. Billies defense was that the killing of the panther was a ritual that was essential to his becoming a medicine man, and that prosecutors also failed to prove conclusively that the cat he shot was a Florida panther and not one of another species. Had he continued on in this fashion, Mr. Billie might have ultimately been dismissed as little more than a flamboyant diversion. But he was more than that. Far more. Mr. Billie had a grand plan, and it involved, ultimately, wringing vast amounts of cash from non-Indians. He told me that he couldnt make the white man pay in blood, says Patrick Geraghty, an attorney in Fort Myers who represented Mr. Billie in some of the charges that grew out of the Florida panther case, but he could make him pay in money. He was very talented in that way and very articulate. He had great business sense.hould Mr. Billie prevail in his quixotic comeback bid (incumbent Mitchell Cypress is the favorite), then perhaps he is more Lazarus than Moses. Mr. Billie may be the most widely known American Indian still living. Yet his name on the ballot has generated little attention outside of the tribe itself. Indeed, the entire election has gone unnoticed off the reservations. It is likely that Floridas non-Seminole population does not fully appreciate the enormity of the tribes resources and power. This seeming ignorance and disinterest by outsiders suits the Hollywood-based Seminole leadership just fine, for the tribes Poo-Bahs apparently have little to say and no inclination to say it. S h it e e n and f icials a l f eud to Mr. t heoand ug ht, rous t ime. h-trum ex p ec o f t he o w an d l armin g S em i no l e wom a the white su p e r ervation i f the b Left: The Seminole tribe purchased the Hard Rock franchise in 2006. Below: The Seminole Casino in Immokalee.COURTESY PHOTOSSEE BILLIE, A9 BILLIE / From page A1


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A9 In 1977, prior to Mr. Billies ascension, the Seminoles had used their designation as a sovereign nation, which had been affirmed by an agreement with the United States government in 1957, to open smoke shops that sold cigarettes at rock-bottom prices. The tribe could offer huge discounts because it was exempt from tobacco taxes. It was the Seminoles first stab at making money from its status as a federally recognized sovereign entity. Two years later, Mr. Billie oversaw the opening of the tribes first largestakes bingo parlor in Hollywood. Then, through a series of lawsuits in federal court that dragged on through the early 1980s and into the late 1990s, the tribe expanded and defined the limits of Indian gambling in America. The Seminoles opened casinos at their Hollywood and Tampa reservations in 2000, and James Billie was off and running.Rise to obscurityMr. Billie struck a deal to develop two Hard Rock casinos in 2000, but less than a year later, he found himself the target of a federal grand jury investigating organized crime. By this time he had already run afoul of the National Indian Gaming Commission, which had imposed fines of nearly $6.5 million on the tribe during Mr. Billies tenure. The fines were levied because of illegal contracts afforded certain vendors. As the controversies mounted, Mr. Billies eccentricities and his taste for swank material possessions like aircraft (the tribe blocked him from buying a $50 million Gulfstream jet, and he had three helicopters at his disposal) and a yacht began to wear thin with elements within the tribe. Additionally, Mr. Billie was never fully accepted by some Seminoles because of his mixed bloodline. There were many Seminoles who never trusted him simply because he was not full-blooded, contends one of Mr. Billies longtime friends. You can call it bigotry or whatever you like, but there is no denying that fact. In the end, though, Mr. Billie himself handed his enemies the cudgel they needed to beat him into submission. Mr. Billie, who was divorced, was sued by a former tribal employee, Christine ODonnell, who accused him of sexual harassment. She further claimed that she had become pregnant by Mr. Billie, who, by her account, had forced her to have an abortion. Ms. ODonnell alleged that Mr. Billie fiddled with pay records in order to provide her with $100,000 in hush money, according to news accounts. In May 2001, Mr. Billie was suspended without pay. Not long thereafter, the suspension was upgraded (or downgraded, depending on your perspective) to outright termination. Things got even nastier in January 2002 when James Shore, the tribes top lawyer and the first Seminole to earn a law degree, was the target of an assassination attempt at his home in Hollywood. Mr. Shore, who was left blind as a result of an automobile accident in 1970, was shot several times but survived. Hollywood police said the lawyer had been targeted. Because of his blindness, Mr. Shore could provide few details of the incident, but it was widely noted in news accounts that he was cooperating with a federal grand jury that was said to be investigating the deposed Mr. Billie. Suspicion concerning Mr. Billie grew greater when a videotape of a tribal meeting held a couple of months earlier showed the ousted chairman making derogatory remarks about Mr. Shore and acknowledging that he had considered violence against his enemies. The first thing I wanted to do was get me a machine gun and kill em down, mow em all down, he said. But you cant do that. This is the United States. Were not exactly the mafia. Investigators never released any evidence linking Mr. Billie to the shooting, and the case remains unsolved. Mr. Billie has denied from the outset having any involvement in or prior knowledge of the attempt on Mr. Shores life. (Mr. Shore still serves as the Seminole general counsel. He declined to be interviewed.)Tribal politicsIf anyone thought the dismissal of James Billie would mark the end of Seminoles leadership problems, they were sadly mistaken. It seems very strange to me that most people seemed to quit caring about what is going on with the tribe after Billie left, says Peter B. Gallagher, a St. Petersburg-based writer and musician who worked as Mr. Billies director of communications for 15 years. Mr. Gallagher has a point. Mr. Billies high profile made him a lightning rod for the media, while his hunkereddown and tight-lipped successors quietly cruised under the radar. Recent years have seen a reversal of that trend. David Cypress, brother of current Seminole Chairman Mitchell Cypress, resigned from the Tribal Council last year while under investigation for violations of the Indian Gaming Act. David Cypress was widely known for his extravagant expenditures, and in one year spent $28 million on his district, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which obtained a trove of Seminole documents. Mitchell Cypress has frequently been criticized for leading a lavish lifestyle, but Nedra Darling of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, believes that many of the criticisms are out of line. Ms. Darling concludes that Mr. Cypress is, essentially, the CEO of a large corporation and deserves the salary and lifestyle that other CEOs enjoy. Ms. Darling was asked in writing if she or anyone else at the BIA is privy to Mr. Cypress salary and compensation package, but she chose not to respond. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Max Osceola Jr., a member of the tribal council who earns upwards of $400,000 for his work, owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $1 million in back taxes and that in a 2005 deposition given in a civil lawsuit he was asked if he could spend tribal funds on a car, a boat, a house, vacations. If I want to, was Mr. Osceolas response. The National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that Mr. Osceola, who is up for re-election next month, ran up an $85,000 tab on his tribal American Express card for purchases that included jewelry, electronics and other personal items. As if all of that isnt enough, federal prosecutors and the IRS announced last year that they had begun an investigation into $2 million in payments the tribe made to vendors. Also last year, two leading credit rating agencies (Fitch Ratings and S&P) downgraded their ratings on the Seminoles. The downgrades directly referenced gaming division bonds, which can be either taxable or tax-exempt. Citing a notice of violation issued against the tribe by the National Indian Gaming Commission, Fitch Ratings said the Seminoles have a long track record of weak internal controls with respect to financial and accounting practices. S&P placed the tribe on credit watch with negative implications. It extended this downgrade to Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment Inc. and Seminole Hard Rock International LLC, both of which are privately held. While none of these shenanigans means that Mr. Billie, with his track record, could plausibly campaign as a reform candidate, it is quite likely that his mere return to the political scene is a considerable irritant to the powers that be. But the Seminoles are not about to admit that. In fact, Mr. Bitner, the tribal spokesman, says, without the slightest hint of irony in his voice, that he hasnt heard anyone discuss Mr. Billies candidacy at all. Has Mr. Billies re-emergence sparked a newfound interest in Seminole politics? I wouldnt know about that, responds Mr. Bitner. I cant comment on that. Mr. Gallagher says Mr. Billie has earned his keep since his ouster by building chickees and performing other forms of hard labor. Despite the inglorious circumstances surrounding Mr. Billies dismissal, Mr. Gallagher insists his former boss remains unbowed and unbroken. Hes still the same guy he always was, Mr. Gallagher says. Hes funny, quick, cocky and proud. Hes not the sort of guy to go to a bar and sit with a beer and moan and complain. Hes always upbeat. If Mr. Billie loses, it will not be the worst thing to befall him. He has survived hair-raising missions that brought him face-to-face with the Viet Cong, and the scores of investigations and allegations that have dogged him for decades. And we mustnt forget the scars bestowed by all of those alligators he has wrestled. A gator claimed one of his fingers, and yet another took a substantial chunk from his butt ocks a wound that, according to Mr. Billie, came frighteningly close to relieving him of his manhood. Any white man who thinks he can get inside the mind of an Indian is fooling himself, Mr. Gallagher says when asked to assess the possible outcome of next months election. I n 1977, prior to Mr. Billies ascenithSilhddthid y o u S t a I d e n an d l ie an y of ( n o be T r mo a b o a f t l a g COURTESY PHOTOSSeminole life as portrayed on a souvenir postcard circa 1948. Chief Billie put out an album in 1986 followed by a 20th anniversary CD release in 2006. There were many Seminoles who never trusted him simply because he was not fullblooded. You can call it bigotry or whatever you like, but there is no denying that fact. longtime friend of James Billie

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 In May, our thoughts turn to local historyHow will we know its us without our past? Walter Havighurst With Heritage So Rich, 1966A few months after the 1966 report titled With Heritage So Rich was published, Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act, which enacted almost every major recommendation from the report. On the heels of this legislation, several initiatives for preserving Americas heritage were established to ensure that the past would be a living part of the future. Among those initiatives were establishment of the National Register of Historic Places and the Presidents Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. With Heritage So Rich was fashioned in a crisis atmosphere, when interstate highway construction and urban renewal were heartlessly eradicating landmark places in the name of progress. When the report was reissued in 1999, Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said the foundation laid by its original authors had shifted the paradigm of our heritages value and today still propels the efforts to cease sprawl and encourage policies for smart growth to sustain our quality of life. If the preservation movement is to be successful, Mr. Moe said, it must go beyond saving bricks and mortar. It must go beyond saving occasional historic houses and opening museums. It must attempt to give a sense of orientation to our society using structures and objects of the past to establish values of time and place. We couldnt have said it better ourselves.Time and place in NaplesThe Naples Town Improvement Company platted Naples as part of Lee County in August 1887. Two years later, Walter Haldeman purchased the companys holding and established himself as the founder of Naples. For 30 years, he visited Naples along with family and friends, but the growth he so desired never materialized. On May 8, 1923, Naples became part of Collier County. The official Historic District we all know today encompasses the area of Ninth Avenue South to 13th Avenue South to the Gulf of Mexico to east of Third Street South. It wasnt until April 13, 1925, however, that a governing body was formally established for the town. On May 28, 1948, the town was incorporated into a city and poised for its next growth boom. During the next decade, the kind of growth Mr. Haldeman had hoped for finally happened. New streets, homes, beach restoration and even a mosquito control program were established. The philanthropic culture grew as many families contributed time and money to provide recreational areas such as Cambier, Lowdermilk and Fleischmann parks, the Caribbean Gardens and Delnor State Park. May is a big month for us, historically speaking, with the birthday of Collier County and the anniversary of the citys incorporation. Thats why, in 2008, Naples Backyard History initiated the move to make May the official history month in Naples and Collier County. This year, local and visitors alike can celebrate our local treasures with a variety of activities: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, see Dick Jays exhibit of Calusa Masks and their Messages at Naples Backyard History headquarters at Bayfront. All month long, enjoy various views of our paradise through the lens of Floridas official fine art photographer, Alan Maltz, who partnered with Naples Backyard History to create A Journey Through Paradise Art Walk, consisting of 25 photographs on display at merchants throughout the historic Third Street South shopping district. Look for more local history month programs and activities on the citys calendar of events at or at BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN c c p a F b P to d a p N a o a lo e v M e h v th a w y n c d COURTESY PHOTOGarden of Dreams, taken in the Naples Botanical Garden by Alan Maltz, Floridas official fine art photographer.


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PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ANNALS OF OLD FLORIDA BY CYNTHIA MOTT____________________Special to Florida WeeklyDillon Thomas was born on the shore of Lake Okeechobee before it was ditched, diked and locked, when the lake and the state were still pristine wilderness. He turned 92 last week ancient in human years and in Florida years, too. Failing health might prevent him from seeing 2012, and maybe even Fathers Day, but he has seen a lot. And he remembers. If you listen, hell tell you about a lost kingdom of cows, cypress swamp and palmetto prairies more authentic, perhaps, than the concrete and plastic pink flamingos of today. When Dillon was born in April 1919, Lee was the largest county in Florida, encompassing all of Collier and Hendry within its huge borders. Cattle roamed free across the land; fence laws requiring owners to keep their cattle contained were still decades away. Newspapers dubbed the area a Cattle Kingdom, because cows ruled the land, and cattle interests ruled Tallahassee politics. We fenced ourselves in, not the cows, says Dillon. They went where they wanted. We were the intruders If you wanted a garden or a little spot around your house where the cows couldnt come, why, you fenced those off. But everything was open, and everybody shared the land. Even if you owned it, you shared it. There were no paved roads leading out of Fort Myers. The most comfortable way to get to LaBelle was on the crooked Caloosahatchee a wild river then, before it was converted into a drainage canal. Meandering away from Fort Myers, a web of rutted trails snaked through palmetto scrub and swamp. Travelers planned on getting lost and stuck, either in deep sand or mud, depending on the time of year. A trip from Fort Myers to Immokalee might take the better part of a day, so hauling food and water along was important. So was packing mosquito nets and matches in case darkness caught you on the vast, fenceless prairie. There were no gas stations, no stores and no way to call for help, should you need it.Home sweet nowhereThe Thomas family would eventually grow to include nine children. Dillon was the oldest boy, and my grandmother, Marie, the oldest girl. By 1922, the family had left Lake Okeechobee and was living in Corkscrew, about a dozen miles southeast of todays Southwest Florida International Airport and Florida Gulf Coast University. Corkscrew, even until recently, was in the flat middle of nowhere. The family lived in a large frame house, nowadays called a Cracker house. Back then, it was just a house. They survived mostly by cow-hunting gathering cattle from the woods and swamps for branding or sale and farming vegetables. The men also brought in extra cash by trapping. Dillon remembers coon hides selling for 75 cents a piece at a time when a man worked a sawmill job for $10 a week. We stretched em like the Indians did, Sometimes it just made sense to have a horse in the houseEditors note: Periodically, Florida Weekly takes a glimpse backward into the lives of men and women who lived in Collier, Lee or Charlotte counties before mosquito control and air conditioning. Here, historian and writer Cynthia Mott describes her uncle, Dillon Thomas, now in his ninth decade.he says with pride, holding out a few photos of a circular palmetto-stick contraption with a hide stretched across it. Everybody didnt know how to do em like that, but Daddy did. I reckon he learned it from the Indians, cause thats how they did em, too.Dillon stretched the hide in the photo just a couple of years ago, in the interests of education. I was telling a fella about it, and he could not understand. So, I did one for him. He laughs and adds, If the economy keeps going like it is, it might be a good thing I aint forgot how! Course, where would you sell em nowadays? He helped his father, Jefferson Davis Thomas, known as Jeff, hunt for food. A favorite was curlew, and usually they were shot in the late afternoon as they flew over the homestead on their way to roost. Their breast meat battered, fried, and simmered in brown gravy helped keep the family fed, along with black-eyed peas and greens from the garden. And biscuits. Always biscuits. Daddy was sorta unusual for back then, cause he never did like cornbread, so Mama never did put it on the table. But, boy, could she make some biscuits. She had a big wooden vat-like thing of flour, ya see? And shed just put in a little lard and pour milk right on top of it and she could mix biscuits up with her hand in just one spot without disturbing the rest of the flour. I still dont know how she did it, but she did. Grocery shopping was done in Immokalee because it was easier to reach than downtown Fort Myers. There was nothing between Corkscrew and either place except woods and swamp, but there was less swamp toward Immokalee. So every Saturday, Dillons mother, Lettie, would take a few of her children in the familys old Tin Lizzie and make the dirt-trail trip for groceries and goods. Dillon remembers her running over a cypress stump in the road once, sticking the car between Immokalee and home. He was sent walking, miles alone across the prairie, to fetch his father, who saddled up his horse and rode to his wifes rescue. The common method for freeing cars from stumps was to cut long, slender trees and use them as leverage to pry and lift the car up and off the obstruction.Times got extra hard for the family during the Depression years. Money was short and hungry new mouths kept coming. They were forced, at times, to move around to find work. They worked cattle for different ranchers, tended groves and canned citrus. They tapped turpentine from the abundant forests of native pine. For a while, Jeff scratched out a living catching catfish on Lake Okeechobee. The men would go out in small boats and drop a long seine net down in the water, then theyd get out and walk that thing to shore, Dillon explains. Well, one time they accidentally caught a gator in it and he was a giant, longer than their boats. Oh, did they have a time gettin him outta there! He went to rollin and thrashin and slappin that big tail back and forth. He like to have tore that net and them and their boats all to pieces before they got rid of him. Spooked the fishermen slap to death and Daddy, too. He got in a boat and refused to get out. When I asked why they didnt just shoot the gator, Uncle Dillon looked at me like Id just asked why they didnt radio for backup. Because, honey, they were fishin. They didnt have guns with em, nor an axe, nor nothin youd normally have for killin a gator. They were fishin.A boy and his horseThe Thomas siblings now range in age from 70 to 92. One of the nine died last year, the first to go, a younger sister. The familys collective longevity is approaching legendary possibly speaking to the lifelong benefits of a garden-veggiewild-meat diet, lots of sunshine, hard work and plenty of people who love each other. But neither longevity nor endurance, his Naval service in World War II nor his later career as a building contractor, nor even his everpresent guitar characterize his rugged, warm childhood as much as this anecdote, one of his favorite stories. He recalled it again recently for me. Dillon was caught one afternoon far from his Corkscrew home, alone with his horse on the prairie in a violent summer storm. Rain fell in sheets so hard and thick he could not see enough of the landscape to keep his bearings. When night fell, the pair rode blind, cloaked in darkness. In desperation, Dillon laid the reins on his ponys neck and gripped a handful of mane. I just gave her her head, he told me. In no panic despite the close lightning and thunder, the horse walked steadily toward safety. Once in a while shed stop and stand still, and a flash of lightning would show me there was a gate that needed opening. Id get off and open the gate and let her through and shed wait on me to close it and get back on and off wed go. Lightning was an accepted hazard for that generation of Floridians, but the pony got them home safely. Dillon, an old cow hunter as tough as his Cracker whip, still chokes up and wipes a few tears with the back of his hand to tell it. We kids loved that horse so much, he says, that when Mama and Daddy werent home, sometimes wed let her come in the house. Mama woulda killed us ever last one of us if shed have known it. COURTESY PHOTOS1. The Thomases, 1922 2. Dillons Naval service, World War II 3. Dillons father, Jeff, 1925 4. DillonThomas at 90 5. Dillons coon hide on palmetto frame 6. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 The 35th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race is set for Saturday, May 14. Founded in 1976 as an end-of-season celebration of the Dock Restaurants first year, the race draws thousands of spectators on land and bay to watch competitors including corporate icons, ambitious amateurs and practically professionals. A parade of themedecorated canoes is also a crowd favorite. This is one event thats just for the fun of it, says founder Vin DePasquale. This years theme is Rednecks and Royalty. With longtime coemcee (and volunteer token Redneck) Joe Klimas serving as grand marshall, decorated boats will parade around Crayton Cove starting at 11 a.m. The race is run in three heats. First up at 11:45 a.m. is the Tippycanoe VIP Sprint for canoes paddled by principals of local organizations in a madcap dash through a 700-yard course. Two traditional races follow on the full three-mile course. The first, which starts at 12:45, features Ambitious Amateurs, who are racing largely for the fun of it. Next Generation teams, which pair a 12-17-year-old with his or her parent or guardian, are encouraged to compete in this heat. The other race starts at 1:45 and showcases the paddling prowess of Practically Professionals, some of whom train year-round for the competition. Trophies or ribbons are awarded to winners of both heats and to three Next Generation teams. A final award, the Broken Paddle Award for sportsmanship. Winners names are hand-painted by artist Jerry Vallez onto a broken paddle, which is added to the permanent collection at The Dock restaurant. Every year, the race funds a $5,000 grant made to a childrens charity each year. This years beneficiary is First Book-Collier County. The race grant will enable the purchase of 10 books per child to each of 13 classrooms of young children living in poverty in East Naples. Race entry forms are available on line at as well as at the Dock Restaurant, the Riverwalk at Tin City, Cambier and Fleischmann parks, and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. A limited number of rental canoes are available by calling 261-4191. Trolley service from off-site parking areas along Eighth Street South at Sixth Avenue South and Eighth Avenue South will run every 15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spectator boats on Naples Bay must stay within the designated area. For more information, visit Get ready, get set for the Great Dock Canoe Race ar ar a b is ne D o f u m c h ye Fi Co wi c h c h ro


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PAGE 25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGOver the past several years, NCH has won a number of awards for which we are always grateful. But the one we received recently is particularly gratifying. The Naples Alliance for Children named NCH as the Family-Friendly Business 2011 Employer of the Year. In presenting the award, Myra Shapiro said: This designation recognizes employers who find ways to help employees balance the needs of their families with the demands of their jobs. NCHs child care centers and familyoriented events are great examples of what earned the 2011 Family Friendly Workplace designation.We are so pleased to receive this award.We all know that balancing work lives with personal lives means employees can do their best in both areas. A familyfriendly workplace makes everyone a winner. And that brings me to three wonderful stories that can help explain why were thought of so highly in the community. First, R.N. Jeanie McCree, our weekend night administrative coordinator, shared the following e-mail about 6 North R.N. Christie Mays:On her way to the cafeteria early Saturday, Christie noticed a young lady in the SICU waiting room crying and distraught (the womans husband was a patient). Christie comforted her, brought her blankets and a pillow Up to that time, the wife had felt alone. The woman shared with me how grateful she was for Christies going out of her way to care. Christie certainly demonstrated grand care and compassion.Second and third, Brigitte Bennett, critical care coordinator for our North Naples ICU, shared two complimentary e-mails. The first one was sent to supervisor Hill Madhere about environmental service worker Iris Pastoriza: On behalf of the North Naples ICU staff, we wanted to let you know how much we think of your employee, Iris Pastoriza. She is such a hard worker, ensuring that our ICU rooms are thoroughly cleaned. And while some nights she may be completely overwhelmed with work, Iris always remains very pleasant, with kind words to say and a smile on her face. Iris is a model employee, and I certainly hope you are as proud of her as we are. The second e-mail Ms. Bennett shared was one to Scott Wiley, director of respiratory therapy, about our North Naples respiratory staff: I wanted to drop you a line to commend you on your fine night shift RT staff at Naples North. Every one of your RTs is a pleasure to work with. They are very responsible, take their jobs seriously, are always willing to help, answer any and all questions we may throw their way, and go the extra mile for the ICU staff and patients here. In particular, Tom McCue treated a patient suffering from congestive heart failure and educated her on the exact cause of CHF, even taking the time to explain how it affects the lungs on a pathophysiology level, while keeping it in laymans terms. Tom truly made a difference to this patient. He not only fixed her respiratory problem, but he calmed her. I certainly hope you are as proud of your staff as we all are!As these anecdotes show, NCH people care about the community and truly make a difference. Were family friendly because most of us recognize theres nothing more important than serving the ones we love. NCH staff, patients all get the family-friendly treatmentTO YOUR HEALTH O t h t l N CH h allenWEISS enjoy a dose of fine artPatients, staff, visitorsat Physicians Regional-Pine RidgeMost of us dont think about visiting a hospital to take in an art exhibit. But thanks to a partnership between Physicians Regional Healthcare System and the Naples Art Association, the two groups have been providing a welcomed sight for patients, physicians, hospital staff and visitors at Physicians RegionalPine Ridge. The latest exhibition, Visual Storytelling: Four Narrative Artists, showcases 2-D and 3-D work from local artists Gina Finch, Popo Flanigan, David Fuller and Sundance Etienne Latour Genore Hughes Sheppard. The inspiration for the artwork was derived from things the four artists hold most dear: their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to shed light on and find value in the things that many people overlook. Mr. Fuller uses a Peter Pan-like quality in his paintings to remain forever young. He creates poignant portraits of American life that depict a wondrous world of youthfulness that most seasoned adults are no longer able to see or comprehend. Mr. Sheppards paintings illustrate a multi-cultural, inter-island world where healing energies rejuvenate all living things. He uses allegory to tell his story of peace, harmony and multiculturalism. Ms. Finchs series of island women sculpted of clay were inspired by women she has observed around the world who found joy in the beauty of nature and joy in themselves as part of nature. The women she depicts in this series make the most of life; they enjoy simple pastimes yet have a robust selfconfidence and a zest for living. Ms. Flanigan says her goal as an artist is to make people smile. She finds inspiration in everyday subject matter and brings it to life through color, pattern, texture and shape. The exhibition is on view through July 25 in the atrium lobby and in the coffee shop at the hospital at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. The public is welcome from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. are Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. STRAIGHT TALK Free presentation promises something to chew onThe Tobacco-Free Collier Partnership presents Rick Bender and Giving People Something to Chew On at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Mr. Bender will tell the true story about how chewing tobacco changed his life. He started using spit tobacco at the age of 12, and by the time he was 26 he had been diagnosed with cancer. He has undergone four major surgeries, lost part of his tongue and jaw and has only 25 percent use of his right arm. Mr. Bender uses his second chance at life to educate others on the dangerous consequences of using tobacco. His presentation is appropriate for youth and adults of all ages. Parents who want to make an unforgettable impression on their teens are strongly encouraged to attend with their children. Admission is free. After Mr. Benders presentation, the TobaccoFree Collier Partnership welcomes all to stay for its regular meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call Rachel Kleist at 252-6852. Riverchase conducts free skin cancer screeningsSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million people diagnosed each year. Current estimates from the American Academy of Dermatology are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but is curable if detected early. Education and awareness of the risk factors are key elements in fighting all forms of skin cancer. Annual screenings by a dermatologist are imperative for prevention and detection. As part of Melanoma Awareness Month in May, Riverchase Dermatology will perform free skin cancer screenings to new patients at its locations across Southwest Florida. Appointments are required. Naples area dates, locations and phone numbers are: May 4: 1015 Crosspointe Drive, North Naples; 596-9075BY SARA DEWBERRY____________________Special to Florida Weekly Gina COURTESY PHOTOS1. David Fuller, Blue Boy Wanabe 2. Sundance Sheppard, Self Portrait in the South of France 3. Popo Flanigan, Genes Farm Stand 4. Gina Finch, Passing the TimeSEE HEALTH, A28


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melanoma mayFREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGSWere rede ning dermatology, one life at a time.Riverchase Dermatology is offering FREE skin cancer screenings at all locations. APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY NEW PATIENTS ONLY Southwest Floridas Most Comprehensive Skin Centermay 3rd Cape Coral 239.443.1500 may 4th North Naples 239.596.9075 may 6th Downtown Naples 239.216.4337 may 13th Fort Myers 239.437.8810 may 13th Marco Island 239.642.3337 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 May 6: 261 Ninth St. S., downtown Naples; 216-4337 May 13: 950 North Collier Blvd. Suite 303, Marco Island; 443-1500 Forward march for healthy babiesThe 2011 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes steps out at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Cambier Park. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and an award ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. Funds raised by March of Babies in Southwest Florida help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.For more information, call the Southwest Florida March of Dimes at 433-3463. Dance class and support group for Parkinsons patientsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida provides several regular programs and services for those who have Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. Free dance classes: 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Fleischman Park. Support group meetings: 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Bentley Village; 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at PASFl headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 417-3465. Type O blood in demandCommunity Blood Center in Collier and south Lee counties has put out the call for types O-positive and O-negative blood. Donors are urged to visit CBC donation centers or the bloodmobile to help replenish supplies. In Naples, the blood center is at 311 Ninth St. N. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 436-5455. The Bonita Springs center is at 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call 495-1138. For a complete list of times and locations for the bloodmobile, visit www. EAST NAPLES Collier County Sheriffs Office prescription drop-off box, main lobby of the sheriffs administration building, Building J, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. EPN UrgentCare Center, 6400 Davis Blvd. Naples Recycling Center, 2640 W. Enterprise Ave. Wal-Mart Super Center, 9885 Collier Blvd. EVERGLADES CITY Everglades City Hall, 102 Broadway Ave. E. CITY OF NAPLES CVS Pharmacy, 294 Ninth St. S. If you cant get to one of the above locations for Operation Medicine Cabinet on April 30, the following places accept unused/expired drugs all year long: CCSO prescription drop-off box, main lobby of the sheriffs administration building, Building J, 3301 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Marco Island Police Department medication drop-off box, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Naples Police Department medication drop-off box, 355 Riverside Circle; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Collier County Medical Examiners Office, 3838 Domestic Ave., Naples; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday Marco Island Recycling Center (no controlled substances), 990 Chalmers Drive, Marco Island; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Naples Recycling Center (no controlled substances), 2640 Enterprise Ave.; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Drug Free Collier is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent and reduce juvenile substance abuse in Collier County through increased education, promotion of services and support in our community. For more information, call 337-0535 or visit HEALTHFrom page A26PILLSFrom page A1 High School Night at Sun n Fun Lagoon >> What: Music and water fun in a safe, drugfree environment >> When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 29 (no admittance after 8 p.m.) >> Where: Sun n Fun Lagoon, 15000 Livingston Road >> Cost: Free Community Awareness Meeting >> What: Best Practices to Keep Kids DrugFree This Summer >> When: 4-5:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 >> Where: South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway >> Who: Everyone welcome >> Cost: Free >> Info: For more information about either of the above events, call 377-0535 or e-mail in the know


Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ or visit www. >> Georgianna is a 1-year-old, spayed tortoiseshell who has stunning green eyes. Shes a loving and quiet cat.>> Allison Krauss is a 1-year-old, spayed Chihuahua mix. Shed love to sit and listen to some Union Station tunes with you. >> Lennon is a 1-year-old, neutered Russian blue mix who has wonderful white mittens and is going to be a big guy.>> Carrie Underwood is a 4-month-old Labrador retriever mix who would be a great addition to the family. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A29 Being a parent can be very rewarding... and very challenging. The Childrens Hospital and The Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County invite you to a free eight-week course on how to be the best parent possible! Classes meet once a week for two hours, 30 minutes Day and evening classes available Locations in Naples and Immokalee Free child care Whether youre the parent of an infant, toddler, preschooler or an older child... routines for meal times, bath times, bedtimes, chores and homework spanking or yelling together!Be the Best Pent Poible! Free Parenting ClassesTo register call 239-263-8383, ext. 235The free parenting classes are made possible through the generosity of Foundation.Partners in Parenting Building safe and happy families... together s Are you new to the Naples area? I can assist you with ful lling your boating dreams and beginning your boating lifestyle.Please call or visit me at MarineMax-Naples to discuss your individual boating needs, so that we can work together to nd exactly the right boat for your lifestyle. We o er only the best quality boat lines, such as: Hatteras, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Mako, Cabo Yachts and Beneteau Swift Tra wlers. We provide you with a licensed captains delivery and orientation, all requir ed safety equipment, dock lines, fenders, a full tank of fuel and unlimited complimentary training to ensure your comfort and con dence using new or used boat. Sales Associate/USCG Licensed Captain powder on light fabric, prompts a poof of dust into the cats face when he assaults with feline claws. You can even temporarily wrap chair arms with bubble wrap. These pet-safe booby traps are effective when youre not around. A product called Comfort Zone with Feliway duplicates the cheek scent that cats rub against furniture that tells the cat, Chill calm down! Cats wont claw on top of cheek-rubs, which reduce stressrelated behaviors. Feliway comes as a spray or as a plug-in from pet product stores. Meanwhile, position legal objects next to illegal targets and redirect kitty claws when necessary. Interrupt forbidden scratching with a sudden loud noise. Slap a newspaper against your thigh, clap hands or shake an empty can full of pennies. A long-distance squirt gun aimed at a furry tail can startle some cats out of the behavior, but some cats LIKE to be squirted! Once kitty stops, direct claws to the legal target with a laser pointer or by dragging a feather lure over the surface, and praise when he does the right thing. For hard-case cats, Soft Paws vinyl claw covers reduce the potential for scratch damage. Soft Paws glue over the top of each nail, come in a variety of colors, and are available from pet supply stores and some veterinary offices. You can learn to apply them yourself. After your kitty switches to scratching the correct object, move it to a better location, a few inches at a time. The bubble wrap comes off as well. A little bit of human inconvenience translates into a well-trained kitty and a lifetime of love. And thats the purr-fect outcome for everyone. Scratching is normal and natural, and can be redirectedThe surface (wood, sisal, carpet), preferred shape (vertical or horizontal), and location are vital. Spiking the new object with catnip helps promote feline allegiance. Kitty wants the world to see his scratchgraffiti, so dont hide posts in back rooms. Place them in high traffic areas or near important cat territories windows, lookouts, nap places and food stations. Abide by the 1-plus-1 rule of one post per cat, plus one, so everyone has clawing opportunities. Avoid cleaning up or re-covering tattered scratch objects. That can risk the cat losing scratch-allegiance when his marks disappear. Make illegal targets unattractive to the cat, until he learns to use the right object. Sticky Paws doublesided tape, endorsed by the ASPCA, works great on upholstery cats dislike touching surfaces that stick to paw fur. Strong scents such as citrus deodorants or Vicks Vapo-Rub repel many cats. Cinnamon peppered on dark upholstery, or baby A top reason cats lose their homes is destructive scratching when furniture trumps the cat-owner bond. People bonded with a cat put up with more household damage before resorting to ditching the kitty but it can still happen. Understanding why a cat scratches and how easy it is to prevent damage to furniture helps keep cats in their homes. Clawing is an instinctive behavior that cant be stopped. While some felines are claw-maniacs and others are less demanding of scratch-time, all cats claw for physical, emotional and social reasons. Clawing provides exercise to stretch shoulder and foreleg muscles, and it keeps nails healthy. Scent pads in kitty paws leave invisible smell-cues of ownership. The marks also serve as feline Post-it Notes to warn away other cats from prime feline real estate. Thats why single-cat households may create less claw-trauma than multipet homes, where each cat vies for territory and attention. Cats also claw to comfort themselves during times of stress. To keep clawing on-target, give your cat legal outlets for this natural behavior. Offer irresistible options while making forbidden objects undesirable. Watch your cat and hell tell you his scratch preferences. PET TALES Keep the clawsBY AMY SHOJAI____________________Special to Florida Weekly a laser pointer or b l ure over the sur f h e d oes t h e rig ht F or hard-case c claw covers red u scratch dama g e. S o t op of each nail, colors, and are a v ply stores and so m You can learn to to to a After y our kitt y in in n g g g g th th t t h e e corr ec c t be be be e e b tt tt tt er location a Th Th Th T Th T Th T e bubble wra p A A littl e b it of hu hu tr an n sl s at es e into a w w a a life ti i i m the fo Make illegal targets unatt ractive to t h e cat unti l h e l earns to use t h e ri gh t o bject. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A31 We Offer Choice and Versatility and a LIFETIME Warranty on all Products that WE Manufacture!Cornerstone ts your needs by offering exibility to our customersfrom a designer custom kitchen to refacing existing kitchen cabinets or a beautiful upgraded countertop, we offer itwith experience, quick turnaround and competitive pricing. What is Refacing? Your old doors are removed and replaced with new doors. All of the existing cabinetry is laminated to match your new door selection. Old hinges and door hardware are replaced with new. Step 1:First our installers remove all the old doors and drawer fronts.Step 2:After the doors and drawer fronts are removed, all the cabinet surfaces are hand sanded and prepared for laminate application.Step 3:Laminate is applied over the entire cabinet surface using a commercial contact cement.Step 4:After the laminate is complete, new custom doors and drawer fronts are then installed on the cabinetry. Saturday, April 30, 10am-4pm Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet. Irving Berlin Caps! Caps for sale! Esphyr Slobodkina My hats in the ring. Theodore Roosevelt We gotta get out of this place, if its the last thing we ever do. The AnimalsHat in hand, not in the ring, I come to you. But its not my hat. It is a timely bonnet, the brimless Victorian variety. Referred to in Paris in the early 1800s as the invisible, this chapeau provided privacy and protection from wind chapping during those open-air carriage rides. The large poke bonnet peak framed the face and prevented looking either right or left without moving the head. Most 19th century European women had two bonnets. One was heavy, for winter use. The other straw headpiece came out for the Easter parade. Perhaps it is the Irving Berlin song that breathes the seasonal bonnet into the 20th century. Burl Ives sings the tune in the 1976 NBC Easter special The First Easter Rabbit. This show narrates the origin of the Easter Bunny. A little girl receives a plush bunny named Stuffy as a Christmas gift. When she becomes ill later, all her toys are burned in order to disinfect her playroom. Stuffy is rescued by a fairy who takes him to a place at the North Pole called Easter Valley. Once there, Stuffy has to metamorphose into the Easter Bunny in order to save Easter Valley from freezing by the villain Zero. The word stuffy comes from an ancient Mesopotamian word meaning to be engulfed by surroundings. A room is stuff-y when there is an excessive amount in a small space. The Stuffy story is inspired by Margery Williams book, The Velveteen Rabbit: How Toys Become Real. Just as it is in the animated version, a stuffed rabbit is given. Here it is a little boy who receives the gift. The many other expensive, mechanical toys given to him snub the Velveteen Rabbit. And the Rabbit also meets real rabbits in the woods who show him that he cannot hop and jump. The Skinned Horse gives the Rabbit a new point of view: Real isnt how you are made. Its a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you. Then you become real. It doesnt happen all at once. It takes a long time. The Rabbit longed to become that kind of real that lasts forever, to know what that felt like. When the boy misplaces his favorite china dog, the maid gives him the Rabbit as a replacement. The Rabbit becomes his companion. And all goes well until the boy gets scarlet fever. Scarlet fever gets its name because of the symptoms of a strawberry tongue and red transverse lines in body creases caused by bleeding under the skin. The boys illness and the reality of the coming disinfecting toy burning cause the Rabbit to cry a real tear. The tear brings a fairy. She proclaims that the Rabbit was real to the boy. Then she takes Velveteen Rabbit to the woods where he becomes real to everyone. He joins the wild rabbits. When the little boy comes to the woods the next springtime, he sees the Velveteen Rabbit and has a fleeting memory. Perhaps he has seen this running bunny before. This Easter fantasy is all well and good in America. But in Australia, it is a completely different matter. Here rabbits are invasive, the most significant factor in species loss. Rabbits ring bark trees and cause soil erosion. The Foundation for a Rabbit Free Australia has created a new legend, the Easter Bilby. The bilby is a nocturnal omnivorous marsupial with very long ears and very long tongues. They do not need to drink anything. The name bilby is an Aboriginal word that means long-nosed rat. There is a national movement to prevent this endangered species from becoming extinct. The bilby hat is in the ring, hoping for the love of the people to keep it real. Off the top of my head (just saying without thinking whats merely remembered), there is another story. Thus have I heard: A man with 16 caps on his head to sell, plus one of his own, falls asleep under a tree. He awakens to find the caps gone, stolen by a troop of monkeys who wear them as they sit in the tree. He screams at the monkeys in disgust, demanding that they return the caps. The monkeys scream back in imitation. At his wits end, the man throws his own cap to the ground. Likewise, the monkeys throw down their caps. And then the man stacks the caps back on his head, and continues his mantra: Caps for sale! Slobodkina, the author of this tale, founded the American Abstract Artists group with her husband. Both Russian modernists, they brought together the ancient icon rubric and anarchistic abstraction. Hats off to them. 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 Off the top of my head


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ALTHOUGH 47 NON-STOP ROUTES TO 47 distinct destinations now originate for air travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport (aka RSW), its the newest one officials are planning for the summer of 2012 that might someday prove a game changer. The 48th route with non-stop service in about 2 hours and 35 minutes from RSW to the 500-year-old city of San Juan, Puerto Rico could open the door to the Caribbean and points south, for Southwest Florida. This will mean economic development for both ends our common interests could fuel a boom, explains Lorenzo Tindal, vice chairman of the Southwest Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, and owner of Corporate Mediators, a company specializing in conflict resolution. The lively Mr. Tindal made a career of resolving conflict in Philadelphia, his hometown, as head of the American Postal Workers Union there, he says. Now hes volunteering to help resolve this question with a yes: Does this community carry the cachet the willing travelers in significant numbers, the support of businesses and community leaders who will advertise and encourage the route, and the sheer profit potential for airlines to make this happen? He isnt the only one who thinks its a good idea if the Southwest Florida community can help convince an airline to put the jets in here. Airlines dont travel to an airport CaribbeanBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Direct flights to Puerto Rico may create new opportunitiesSEE PUERTO RICO, B7 COURTESY PHOTOEl Morro on the coast of Puerto RicoThis will mean economic development for both ends our common interests could fuel a boom. Lorenzo Tindal, vice chairman of the Southwest Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce TINDAL Opening the BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011Change is goodSee whos on the advisory board for Charity for Change, and more networking events. B7-9 Real Estate NewsmakersKeep up with whos who and where in the market. B11 INSIDEThe Fools TakeThe Motley Fool says nows a good time to pick up shares in Paychex. B6 The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District, a nonprofit corporation established to support and promote the economic growth of Fifth Avenue South, elected its permanent board of directors at its first annual meeting in March. The BID was established in December 2010 to manage and promote Fifth Avenue South and to develop and maintain a unique mix of retail, restaurant, business and entertainment establishments as part of a renewed commitment to the vision of Fifth Avenue South as Naples Main Street. The BID also provides a mechanism for merchants and property owners to participate in management of the avenue. The board of director is comprised of Fifth Avenue South business and property owners: Lou Vlasho, Vergina and Fifth Avenue of Naples Inc., president; Phil McCabe, Inn on Fifth and McCabes, vice president; Skip Quillen, Chops City Grill, Pazzo! Cucina Italiana and Yabba Island Grill, secretary/treasurer; Stefania Martin, Bellini on Fifth; Jim Smith, property owner, 793 Fifth Ave. S.; Rod Castan, Courtelis Company/BlackFifth Avenue South BID announces board of directorsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE FIFTH, B2 COURTESY PHOTO


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BID gives the property owners and businesses that operate on Fifth Avenue a vehicle for applying a long-term plan that will offer residents and visitors a broad mix of retail, business, arts and street happenings designed to continue the avenues standing as a family destination, says Mr. Vlasho. He adds shops and restaurants along the avenue enjoyed a very healthy season this year and that retail vacancies are nonexistent. As part of its strategic plan, the board has determined that all of Fifth Avenue Souths major events will have partnerships with local charities in order to deepen and expand the districts community relationships. The first two events managed by the BID will take place as part of Naples City Fest in early May: Derby Fest on Saturday, May 7, in partnership with The Naples Players and Naples Art Association; and Sip of Fifth on Friday, May 13, in cooperation with Southern Wine and Spirits, to benefit the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Grace Place for Children and Families Inc. and Charity for Change. FIFTHFrom page B1 MONEY & INVESTINGThe U.S. Tax Code: one big messWhat book is longer than the Bible? Longer than Tolstoys War and Peace? Hint: the book is very much related to April 15. Yes, none other than the U.S. Tax Code. How long is long? Obscenely long. 3.8 million words as of February 2010, according to Nina E. Olson, the national tax advocate who acts as an ombudsman for the IRS. Whereas many think the length of the Bible and the length of grand novels are meritorious, few, except tax accountants and lawyers, find the length in the code to render value. In fact, Ms. Olson issued a sweeping criticism of federal tax policy in her annual report to Congress. Ms. Olson found that the volume of the tax code had nearly tripled in size during the last decade to 3.8 million words in February 2010 from 1.4 million in 2001. She estimated that Americans spent 6.1 billion hours preparing their tax returns each year the equivalent of 3 million employees working full time, according to a recent New York Times article. The CCH Inc. (Commerce Clearing House) publishes tax law research and compliance in its Standard Federal Tax Register; CCH annually publishes a chart of the growth of the code. Since 1913 (the year of the modern federal income tax), the code has increased from 400 pages to: 504 pages in 1939; 8,200 in 1945; 40,500 in 1995 and 72,316 in 2011. Clearly, the entirety of the contents of the code is elusive to most any accountant. Clearly, these tax firms have loads of sub-specialties within their firms. Clearly, anything beyond a vanilla tax return requires tax software or a tax specialist to file for you. Though all presidents in the past 50 years have used regal words to describe their sincerest intentions to simplify the code, all these efforts failed and, worse, the tax code grew in size and complexity. Moreover, those presidents made comments akin to those of President Obamas delivered recently to George Washington University. Im calling on Congress to reform our individual tax code so that it is fair and simple so that the amount of taxes you pay isnt determined by what kind of accountant you can afford. In the name of simplification, President Obama has requested a tax hike for the wealthiest. So my budget calls for limiting itemized deductions for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans a reform that would reduce the deficit by $320 billion over 10 years. Hmmm. Again, in the name of simplification, President Obama has called for leveling taxes amongst the various business sectors, so that companies of all kinds pay the federal government a roughly equal share of their annual profits. Aha! Interestingly enough, the tax differences among industries are striking. Aswath Damodaran, a finance professor at New York University, who has researched the issue, said young high-tech companies often pay less than 10 percent of income in taxes, while old-line firms like railroads and utilities often pay more than 25 percent. Some firms such as utilities pay 35 percent. Say it aint so. The problem with simplifying the tax code is that it is a very difficult task to make minor changes to a hugely complicated mess. Further, how are changes made if the objectivity of lawmakers is easily compromised by lobbyist dollars? For many, a sales tax is the simplest of solutions and one that levels the field for non-reporting/ under reporting cash earners and for industries with highly preferential tax treatment. It is hugely burdensome to the poor and tax paying middle class. And so it wont happen. From this columnists perspective, the budget will be balanced, the trillions of U.S. federal debt will be repaid all before the tax code is simplified. In other words, it will never happen. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Bonita Springs-based Chartered Financial Analyst. o ta fr i n 19 c jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA COURTESY PHOTO

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In 2000 he was honored as the Club Manager of the Year by Club Management Magazine and received the Excellence in Club Management Award from the McMahon Group. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national CMAA conferences. Jennifer Smith, coordinator of Students Working Against Tobacco at the Collier County Health Department, received the statewide Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award for Community Supporter. Ms. Smith helped students at Edison State College create a STRIKE (Student Tobacco Reform Initiative: Knowledge for Eternity) club. Board Appointments Childrens book author, psychotherapist, freelance writer and motivational speaker Caryn Hacker-Buechel has joined the board of directors for the David Lawrence Center for a threeyear term and will serve on the communications committee. She has served on the David Lawrence Foundation board of trustees and co-chaired the foundations 2010 fundraising gala. She earned a bachelor degree from the University of Kentucky and a masters degree from the University of Louisville. The Collier County Lodging and Tourism Alliance announces the following officers and directors for 2011: Steve McIntire of Bellasera Hotel, president; Joseph DiNunzio, Gulfcoast Inn Naples, vice president; Tom White, Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, secretary/treasurer; Clark Hill, Hilton Naples, past president; and Darren Robertshaw, the Trianon; Mac Chaudhry, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa; Rick Medwedeff, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa; Darryll Adama, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort; and Hunter Hansen, the Naples Grande Beach Resort and Edgewater Beach Hotel, directors. The following officers have assumed duties on the board of the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled: Richard Mancini, president; Anne Middleton, vice president; John Macchia, co-vice president; Edward Neville, treasurer; and Kathy Gilday, secretary. Other board members are: Cole Caruso, Marianne Frey Angela Lanctot and John Maloney William Crowder has hoined the board of directors for The Sanibel-Captiva and Naples Trust Company. Kathy BridgeLiles, vice president of Womens and Childrens Services at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, has been appointed to the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida Inc. Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. announces the following officers for 2011-12 on its board of directors: Bob Bachman, president; Paul Attwood, vice president; John Mathes, secretary; and Frank Liles, treasurer. Other board members are Hank Hochstetler, Steve McIntosh, David McKee, Robert Sharkey and Jim Strecansky.Maytee Gomez assistant branch manager at CNL Bank in Bonita Springs, has joined the board of directors for the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. The board oversees BSAOs finances, grant-making policies and practices, financial and food assistance programs, strategic planning and area outreach. Health Care Betty BaileyLauffer has been appointed regional director of Private Pay and will oversee the day-today operations of Naples-based A Better HealthCARE. She brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and health care, most recently serving as director of home care for Vi at Bentley Village. ON THE MOVE Cruise Naples announces a new addition to its fleet: the M/V Kudu. A 34-foot sport fisherman boat, the Kudu has a maximum capacity of six passengers and includes private on-board facilities. The craft is designed for deepsea fishing excursions up to 20 miles offshore, where clients will fish for grouper, snapper, cobia, mackerel and more. Rod, reel, bait and fishing license are all included. Found in 2009 by Capts. Lance and Harry Julian, a father and son team, Cruise Naples owns and operates the vessels M/V Double Sunshine, M/V Lady Brett and M/V Captain Paul for sightseeing and sunset cruises, deep sea fishing tours, jet-ski water adventures and boat rentals. They also offer special occasion and group charters. For more information, call 263-4949 or visit Ficarra Design Associat es Inc. has opened a 2, 500-square-foot location at 633 Tamiami Trail N. The expanded second-floor office space allows for an open, welllit studio area with a comprehensive library where clients can browse fabric selections and design books in a relaxed environment. Sample vignettes are strategically placed to inspire ideas for customized interiors that reflect each clients personality and lifestyle. Lisa Ficarra Shepherd, principal of the firm, has more than 28 years experience in commercial and residential interior design and has won multiple Sand Dollar, Pinnacle and Aurora awards. She holds a degree in design from Western Michigan University. Before opening her own firm in 2003, she worked for 10 years with Holland Salley. Bringing her career full circle, Ficarra Design Associates new location was originally Holland Salleys design studio. Membership in the East Naples Merchants Association reached the 40-member milestone with the addition of Alvinos Pizzeria & Family Restaurant recently, and since the announcement was made, three additional members have joined.Cruise Naples makes room for new sport fisherman boat Designer comes full circle with move into new space East Naples Merchants Association reaches membership milestone The association was founded in September 2010 to help enhance the image and profitability of member businesses. A complete roster of members is available at Officers of the association are Shirley Calhoun, Garry Fleisch, Natalie Anguilano and Jack Marsh. Business After Business meetings for networking and socializing take place on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Alvinos Pizzeria, 8793 Tamiami Trail E. in St. Andrews Square. For more information, call Ms. Calhoun at 435-9410 or Ms. Anguilano at 643-3600. COURTESY PHOTOLisa Ficarra ShepherdSULLIVAN BACHMAN MATHES ATTWOOD LILES MANCINI CROWDER LILES GOMEZ LAUFFER SMITH HACKER-BUECHEL

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An Overloaded Basket l ed a ke N op s, i e d 2 5 s rn gly h a i n Kr a w ow ns m Kn ow with F oo youll be en nifty priz e! 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 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 Gr ea ter Naples Chamber of Commerce has a networking gathering set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Cruise Naples. This complimentary gettogether is for Executive Club members only. Register at www.napleschamber. org/events. The Greater Naples Chamber of C ommer ce holds its annual dinner and community awards ceremony from 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $160 per person. Register at www.napleschamber. org/events. 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 Anal y sts Society of 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 non-members and $15 for students. Register at www.cfanaples. org. For more information, call Ken Thomas at 213-6160 or e-mail kt63@ The East Naples Merchants As socia tion meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. The May 12 networking takes place at Alvinos Pizzeria, 8793 Tamiami Trail E. in St. Andrews Square. For more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600. The Greater Naples Chamber o f C ommerce holds its next Wake Up Naples at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 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. For more information, visit BUSINESS MEETINGS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 BUSINESS B7 COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Pat Barton, Karen Conley and Karl Gibbons 2. Kent Amo, Lori Fowler and Paula Jewell 3. Michelle Gorga, Marian Pease and Suzanne Todd 4. Megan Quinn, Rachel Bridger and John Quinn 5. Steve Wheeler, Peg OKane and Joe Keith 6. Joe Keith with Giver Charity for Change advisory boardNETWORKING 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@, they travel to a community, ways Vicki Moreland, director of public affairs for the Lee County Port Authority that operates RSW, Page Field and the Port Authority bus service. Is the community going to be able to give us what we need so we can convince carriers its worth their while? The numbers alone are appealing, but they may not be enough. According to airline industry data that tracks the origins and destinations of travelers, more than 26,000 people leave Southwest Florida to fly to Puerto Rico each year, but only about 2,500 actually fly out of RSW. Additionally, about 10,700 travel from here to the Dominican Republic, but only 1,130 from RSW, says Mr. Tindal, who is working to encourage routes there, as well. The rest travel out of Fort Lauderdale or Miami, or somewhere else in Florida, so their business is lost here. But 26,000 travelers would only amount to about 35 seats per day each way, on a 100-seat plane, and that in itself isnt enough for everyday service, says Ms. Moreland. We have 100 people traveling from here to Los Angeles every day, she points out, but we still dont have a non-stop flight to L.A., either. What officials will sell to prospective carriers is not merely that number, therefore the number of travelers who might eagerly use a non-stop service to the Caribbean that originates at RSW but a range of other amenities, which would amount to strong business reassurances that the long-term interest exists. JetBlue, Spirit, American Eagle, AirTran (merging with Southwest) will all be potential belles of the ball when officials go to courting, because they all fly to the Caribbean from other airports. But so will business leaders here and in Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Mr. Tindal, for example, aims to bring them all together in a May 20 summit in Orlando that will also include airport officials. Do you know how hard it is to get all those people, the tops of their organizations, together in one room at the same time? he asks rhetorically. But hes doing it, he says and in insistent big-city fashion. I tell them that if they waste my time, Ill dropem like third-period French and find somebody else, he explains. Even without the fullest numbers, officials remain confident. Each insists cautiously that a strong case can be made for the new route. I call this the business corridor, I think it makes smart business sense, says Carmen Rey-Gomez, director of the Hispanic Institute and a faculty member at Hodges University. Like Mr. Tindal, Ms. Rey-Gomez was raised in the North, Connecticut, but still has strong attachments to the island territory of the United States, just as many here do. Neither reflects the attitudes of Puerto Rican immigrants in New York depicted in lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim for the musical West Side Story (1956, with music by Leonard Bernstein): Puerto Rico, my hearts devotion, let it sink back in the ocean. Always the hurricanes blowing, and the population growing, and the money owing That way of thinking is gone, except on screen or stage. What they want, instead, is a robust, opulent Puerto Rico that can help boost Southwest Florida by using a two-way business corridor. Were obviously attractive for leisure travel, Ms. Rey-Gomez says. Expansion of our airport is an indication of that. But we also have a tremendous educational attraction we have Hodges, Barry University, Nova, FGCU, Edison, and numerous other options for people to make connections. And to make money, by investing in Puerto Rico. They want people to come, to buy real estate, to invest, says Mr. Tindal. Without driving to Miami first to get there. If I knew I could take a direct flight to Puerto Rico and be home by dinner, I would do that, concludes Ms. Rey-Gomez. So its up to the airport officials to see and convince others of the value of this. Whether it happens depends on how they market it. Which raises this question: If youre going to open up the Caribbean, why pick this route? The reason San Juan becomes one of the first destinations were opening is because theres a big business component, explains Ms. Moreland. Pharmaceuticals are down there now, and other businesses that have gone off the mainland. Secondarily, theres the component of the leisure side: Puerto Rico is a cruise jumping-off point for the lower Caribbean. We have a number of avid cruisers, and rather than taking a cruise out of Miami or Lauderdale or Tampa, they could fly to San Juan and go from there. Theres a third factor too, she says. In airline parlance, its called the FR factor friends and relatives. Because there is a considerable Puerto Rican population in Florida and here, a lot of relatives go back and forth, notes Ms. Moreland. So when looking at a first step into the Caribbean, weve picked a destination that has all those options. Among the numbers that support airline expansion of routes from RSW are the most recent, and startling, high indicators. Travel in March increased 7.7 percent from the preceding March at RSW, showing the second-largest passenger count in the airports history, and RSW led the nation in number of seats filled per flight in April 14.2 percent more than on flights into any other airport. As important as any of the numbers is community attitude. All this says we have a robust market, the hoteliers and Visitor & Convention Bureau are actively marketing the destination, and theres pent-up demand, Ms. Moreland says. Mr, Tindal, meanwhile, is already in the selling mode. We have to go to different people Univision (a big television media company in Puerto Rico), the casinos, radio stations and get them to offer in-kind services. Its a bartering type of thing. You say, Ill render $50,000 a year in concessions on advertising, on electronic billboards 24/7 in the casino, and somebody else will advertise in Puerto Rico. And everybody on both sides will make money. Its not a question of if, but when, says Ms. Moreland. PUERTO RICOFrom page B1 1 2 3 4 5 6 MORELAND

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Dr. Edward Sheridan and Mary Beth Crawford 2. Karen Klukiewicz and Patrick Neale 3. Michael and Shirley Benson 4. Amy and Sam Saad 5. Candace Gregory and Mary Cone 1. Danna and Bill Marvin and Charles Gibson 2. Greg Reeves, Debbie Broulik and Jorgie Arndt 3. Scott Frazier and Mary O Donnell 4. Timo Khammash, Ellen and Jim Hollars and Oliver TonnReal Seafood serves up fundraiser for David Lawrence Foundation Engel and Volkers grand opening on Fifth Avenue Encore Bank grand opening celebration COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Bill Blevins, Jeremy Darstek and Dharmesh Patel 2. Dan Sullivan, Michelle McLeod and Bill Anderson 3. Kimberly Yavorsky, Karen Kohler and Christina Brown 4. Nancy Dagher, Glenn Grant and Nicole Mihelich 5. Brend Gignac, Peter Signac and Tom Ray 1 45 23 1 4 5 2 3 1 2 3 4


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The treatment you expect. The treatment you deserve. T The treatm p t. yTh ou deser The treatment y ou expect m ent y veou deser NAPLES15179 BROLIOWAY Padova at Mediterra 4 Bedrooms, +Den, 5-Full & 2-Half Baths Unbelievable Master Suite & Bath 2 Grand Pools, Spa and Fireplace $3,200,000 Kristin Cavella-Whorrall 239.821.6330 NAPLES 17230 GERMANOCOURT Positano at Mediterra Gorgeous Stone Floors Golf, Lake & Preserve Views Heated Pool and Spa $1,999,000 Kristin Cavella-Whorrall 239.821.6330 NAPLES17056 PORTAVECCHIOWAY, #101 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra 3 Bedrooms, +Den, 3-Baths Long Lake Views Simply Stunning $549,900 Martinovich & Nulf 239.398.3929 NAPLESCHARMINGBEACHGETAWAY 3 Bedrooms, +Den, 3.5-Baths Just Steps to the Beach Over 3,700 S.F. of Living Beautiful Pool & Spa $2,450,000 Kristin Porter 239.253.2099 NAPLESTERRAVERDEATGREYOAKS 3 Bedrooms, 3-Baths Beautiful Lake & Golf Views Over 2,600 S.F. of Luxury Living Private Elevator & 2-Car Garage $749,000 Jordan Delaney 239.404.3070 NAPLESBEAUTIFULBEACHFRONTRESIDENCE 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Wide View of the Gulf 2 Master Suites for Privacy Direct Beach Access $785,000 Jordan Delaney 239.404.3070 NAPLESSPECTACULARCOACHHOME 3 Bedrooms, + Den 3-Baths Stunning, Gourmet Kitchen Private Elevator & Iron Staircase Gorgeous Tile & Wood Flooring $599,000 Kristin Cavella-Whorrall 239.821.6330 NAPLESESTATEHOMEON10 ACRES CBIA Award Winning Executive Home 2 Luxurious Custom Built Homes Marble & Hardwood Flooring Gorgeous Cabana, Pool and Spa $8,750,000 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 NAPLESCASTILLOATTIBURON 3 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Spectacular Lake & Golf Views Private Elevator World Class Amenities $699,000 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 NAPLESBRENDISIATMEDITERRA 3 Bedrooms, +Den, 3-Baths 2,873 S.F. of Living Space Fantastic Golf Course Views Private Elevator & Fully Furnished $649,000 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 BONITA SPRINGSWATERFORDATWORTHINGTON 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Expansive Lake Views Outstanding Golf and Tennis Offered Turnkey $129,000 Frank & Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 NAPLESUNDERSTATEDELEGANCE 3 Bedrooms, Plus Den, 3.5-Baths Lake Front Villa Beautiful Pool and Spa Villalago at Mediterra $885,000 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 NAPLESBRANDNEWFLOORPLAN 4 Bedrooms, +Den 3.5-Baths Golf and Lake Views Stone Flooring Tropical Lanai w/Pool $1,099,000 Kristin Cavella-Whorrall 239.821.6330 NAPLESUNOBSTRUCTEDGULFVIEWS 3 Bedrooms, +Den, 3-Baths Beautiful Master Suite & Bath Fully Renovated Stunning Cherry Flooring $1,399,000 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 NAPLESSTUNNINGCOACHHOME 3 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Many Custom Features Throughout Beautiful Chef's Kitchen Gorgeous Lake Views $699,000 Martinovich & Nulf 239.564.5717 NAPLESBEAR'SPAWVILLAS 2 Bedrooms, 2-Baths Spacious Master Suite Beautifully Renovated Vaulted Ceilings and Skylights $249,000 Jo Ellen Nash 239.537.4785 NAPLESTHEUL TIMATEINNAPLESLUXURY 4 Bedrooms, +Den, 5-Full, 2-Half Baths Stunning Views From Every Room Game Room & Private Study Huge Pool, Spa & Summer Kitchen $2,800,000 Michael Taranto 239.572.0066 NAPLESPOSITANOATMEDITERRA 4 Bedrooms, Plus Den, 4.5-Baths Side Load 4-Car Garage Covered Loggia w/Pool and Spa Beautiful Lake & Preserve Views $1,999,999 Martinovich & Nulf 239.398.3929 NAPLESVANDERBILTBEACH 3 Bedrooms, +Den, 2.5-Baths Waterfront 4-Story Townhome Breathtaking Water Views Private Pool and Elevator $1,895,000 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 NAPLESMARBELLAATPELICANBAY 2 Bedrooms, 2.5-Baths Unparalled Views of the Gulf Situated on the 19th Floor World Class Amenities $748,500 Jo Ellen Nash 239.537.4785 OPENSUN., 5/1, 1-4:00 OPENSUN., 5/1, 1-4:00 OPENSUN., 5/1, 1-4:00 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED


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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, gran ite counters & le oors, Swarovski lighng, custom chandeliers, electric shuers and much much more! Sally Masters, P.A. 239 PELICAN BAY $1,399,000 Direct Gulf views from this elegant & exquisitely decor ated 3BR/BA 11th oor luxury condo. Out standing renovaons with top of the line n ishes and upgrades. Enjoy all the fabulous Pelican Bay amenies private beach pavilion, walking paths, tennis & more. The Price Team 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 GULFSIDE IN PARK SHORE$449,000 Enjoy the beachfront lifestyle in this 1st oor, 2BR/2BA c ondo. It has been immaculately maintained & has had some upgrades. Gulfside oers a community pool, exercise room & more. Close to The Village on Venean Bay for upscale dining & shopping. Turnkey furnished. Garry Moore 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 MOORINGS $295,000 Priced below assessed value! Fabulous locaon just acr oss from beach access. This 2BR/2BA condo in a small community has been updated & is turnkey furnished. Community pool over looks Moorings Bay. Perfect for casual Florida liv ing or vacaon getaway. Larry Bresnahan 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 DEL MAR CLUB $349,000 Across from the Gulf & Lowdermilk Park! Close to down town! Charming 2BR/2BA 1st oor cor ner unit overlooking pool & lush landscaping. Tile oors, plantaon shuers, new a/c & appli ances. Small, well maintained complex with on site manager. Furnished. Carole DiCupero 239 Open Sunday 1-4 2500 Gulf Shore Blvd, #N-2 REDUCED REDUCED


Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website 791 10th Street South Suite 202 Naples, FL 34102239.352.6400 .877.352.6404 www.BristolRE.comNaples, FL Boca Raton, FL .Palm Beach, FL .Blue Bell, PA .Paris, France West Bay 19505 Emerald Bay, #102 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath Like a Model Beach & Golf Club Nick Angelillo 860.729.8088 Simplify your life! Call us today to speak with one of our real estate experts. A Whole New World Of Real Estate Services Broker/CEORealtor Realtor RealtorRealtor Realtor Broker Assoc.Jean AnknerRaymond AnknerJudy FarnhamNick AngelilloJoni Henderson Dave Ison Alan Caroll TM1.877.352.6404 $289,000 $329,000T he Moorings 1950 Gulf Shore Blvd. N #102 2Br/2Bath w/pkg & boat slip Joni Henderson 239.877.6399 Judy Farnham 239.405.3258 Sarah Hoag, CRS, GRI, RealtorAmerivest Realty | 500 5th Ave. South | Naples,FL | 239-293-5652GOLFERS DELIGHT $119,900 A REAL GEM $99,900 GREAT VALUE $125,000 JUST FOR YOU $134,900 FOXFIRE VERANDAH $225,000 TEE IT UP $149,900Beautiful turnkey furnished 2BR 2BA unit with water views in Fox re CC. New roof, new A/C, electric hurricane shutters. 27 holes championship golf included.Call Sarah Today! REDUCED! $114,900 Fox re second oor unit new roof, new windows, 2 BR 2BA. Newer A/C, hot water heater. 27 holes Championship golf included. Fox re rst oor 2BR, 2BA turnkey furnished golf condo. New hot water heater, newer appliances, new A/C, golf included. Close to downtown 5th Avenue. Dont miss this 2 BR 2 BA townhouse with new kitchen (2009), new half-bath (2009), crown molding, ceramic tile ooring. Riviera golf course across the street. Turnkey furnished, 2 BR 2BA overlooks golf course. New carpet, freshly painted and tiled lanai overlooking the golf course. Carport parking, close to pool. Golf included. Top oor 2BR 2BA Countryside end unit. New A/C and new kitchen appliances. Golf course views. Call today for an appointment. Rare top oor end unit, 2 BR plus den. New A/C, new guest bath vanity, new washer & dryer, Hurricane shutters, one car garage. Own your own golf cart! 27 holes championship golf included.


Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netStunning 2 bedroom unit. Large 1st oor unit. Granite, tons of storage. 2-car garage. Clubhouse. Hawthornes at Lely $299,000 Seller Financing Like new, 2004 home. Select upgrades, large lanai, great view. Quiet cul-de-sac.Masters Reserve Lely Resort $439,500 Membership Included Buy now & secure your spot for next year. Golf course view, storage shed.Silver Lakes RV Parcel $92,000 MOTIVATED SELLER NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 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 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 A bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed homeowners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short sale requests. The Prompt Decision for Qualification for Short Sale Act of 2011 was offered in Congress by U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney and Robert Andrews. The current short sale process can be time-consuming and inefficient, and many would-be buyers end up walking away from a sale that could have saved a homeowner from foreclosure, said NAR President Ron Phipps, of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. The NAR has been pushing the lending industry to improve the process for approving short sales, which represent about 13 percent of recent home sales, according to NAR data. Streamlining short sales transactions will reduce the amount of time it takes to sell the property, improve the likelihood that the transaction will close and reduce the overall number of foreclosures, Mr. Phipps said. The Miromar Design Center invites the public t o a series of seminar s in May. All begin at 11 a.m. and are free and open to the public. Saturday, May 7: Get Organized! Simplify Your Life and Dress Like a French Woman Professional organizer Marla Ottenstein will explain how to organize your closets and keep them that way. In addition to teaching you how to take control of the everyday occurrences that lead to closet disorganization and chaos, topics for discussion include how to decide what you can and cant live without, and how to creatively dispose of all the stuff you no longer need. Ms. Ottenstein is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. For more information, visit Saturday, May 14: Social Media 101 What is Facebook? Should you have a Facebook account? How do you create an account and upload pictures? Are Twitter and LinkedIn useful resources as well? Which is right for you and your business? Website consultant Shelly Osterhout of Computer Specialists of America will address these issues and more. Saturday, May 21: Successful Accessorizing is a Balancing Act Learn the secrets to accessorizing any surface in your home with confidence. Candice Sebring-Kelber will demonstrate how the same surface can take on an entirely different looks through the use of different elements and textures. This session is sponsored by Angela Fine Furnishings. Saturday, May 28: Preservation and Restoration of Antique Rugs Ahmad Mirziai, an authority on Oriental carpets, will discuss his firsthand experience with preserving and restoring antique rugs. Join Mr. Mirziai as he celebrates thousands of years of the fine art of rug making, dying, cleaning and restoration. This session is sponsored by Azar Fine Rug Gallery. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road in Estero, across from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit association voices strong support for short-sale billDesign center hosts free seminars COURTESY PHOTOMiromar Design Center OTTENSTEIN


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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 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 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. $289,900 VILLAGE WALK BONITA VILLAGE WALK CONTINUED2BR, 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 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!! $231,900 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! NEW PRICEVillage Walk and Island Walk Homes Price from Mid 200's-Mid 500's Enjoy the Ultimate Florida Lifestyle! Established Communities with Unbeatable Amenities and Low Association Fees! 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 Extra clean Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. $339,000 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 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 Breath 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 Luxury 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 PENDINGOakmont 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


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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedMoellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 22 BONITA BAY RIVERWALK 3371 Myrtle Oak Court $949,000 Premier SIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 23 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #7-B $949,000 Premier SIR Susan Barton 8601412 >$1,000,00024 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the low $1,000,000s Premier SIR Call 239-591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-525 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South #102 $1,125,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 26 OLD NAPLES VILLAS DEL MAR 443 2nd Avenue South #1 $1,350,000 Premier SIR Tom Mc Carthy 2 43-5520 27 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,399,999 Premier SIR Patricia Bucalo 248-0694 28 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Call 239261-3148 Premier SIR Mon. 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Some of the finest young musicians in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero will perform in the Naples Music Clubs 2011 Scholarship Winners Recital beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at First United Methodist Church. The NMC scholarship competition is a 40-year tradition. Its highest component, the Turiel Award of $2,500, is presented to a high school senior based upon competition score, music achievement, scholastic grade point average, an essay, a personal interview and a recital performance. Christian Ostolaza of Barron Collier High School won the 2011 Turiel Award after playing the marimba earlier this month as one of five students on a program featuring past and present NMC scholarship winners. The program was part of the Erick Kunzel Community Concert Series. Mr. Ostolaza will perform in the Scholarship Winners Recital along with Jared Blajian, cello; Morgan Block, trumpet; Jeremy Brachle, clarinet; Andre Chu, piano; Nathaniel Cornell, violin; McClaran Hayes, violin; Allison Kast, flute; Joseph Lang, piano; Bennett Lanni, piano; Luciano Marsalli, voice; Nadia Marshall, voice; Laura Mattson, violin; Nerline Nerlien, clarinet; Johanne Nordilus, voice; Joseph Peliska, classical guitar; Rafael Rivas, marimba; Mario Trejo, French horn; and Gabriel Wallace, alto saxophone. Two ensembles will also perform. These middle and high school students from Collier County and Bonita Springs and Estero are the top winners in NMCs 2011 competition. A total of 104 students entered the competition, and 46 will receive monetary awards totaling $32,000 at the upcoming recital. A reception SEE TAYLOR, B4 Naples Music Club recital stars scholarship winnersmusic Ben Taylor writes music that causes music critics to invest in a fresh supply of hyphens, because his music is such an amalgam of styles. You could call it folk-pop-psychedelic-funk-hip-hop. For his most recent album, Mr. Taylor called it kung-folk. Earlier in his career, he referred to his sound as neo-psychedelic-folk-funk. The son of singer/songwriters Carly Simon and James Taylor, he was deeply influenced by their music, but also that of others. For example, songs available on his website, www., include covers of Macy Grays I Try, Screamin Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell On You, Snoop Doggs Sensual Seduction and the elder Mr. Taylors Long Ago and Far Away. Although all those artists, and more, have influenced him, make no mistake: The younger Mr. Taylors sound and musical sensibilities are his own. Its hard to describe his music, but I love what I hear, says Naples resident Bob Goldman. I cant pigeonhole it, but the phrasing and the pace of his songs are very much his own. What adjectives one would then put on that, (Im really not sure.) Mr. Goldman, a trustee of the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists, Taylor-madeLike father and mother, like son: Ben Taylors sound is all his ownBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comSEE CLUB, C16 BY MARILYN STANHOPESpecial to Florida Weekly Going to the dogsSea Salt hosts hydrant auction for the Naples Dog Park, and more fun around town. C26-29 Coming soonMovie critic Dan Hudak previews the summer lineup. C11 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011Bringing Adam Home Book reviewer Phil Jason sums up The Abduction That Changed America. 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 mingsoon COURTESY PHOTOTuriel Award Winner Christian Ostolaza iiAdH

PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 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 Toast to the Royal Couple!Complimentary Champagne Friday, 4/29 Sunday, 5/1 I was reading a womens magazine. It bordered on kitsch with its beauty secrets, family recipes and tips for child rearing. There was a throw-in about careers how to manage interoffice disputes, how to transition from work to evening wear but most of the content covered the things a woman is supposed to love, topics that havent changed much in the last 50 years. Heres what I did love: a four-page spread on seduction techniques. The magazine asked psychologists the best ways to seduce a man, and the experts handed over a list of methods that women can use to lasso unsuspecting males. My absolute favorite: Smile more. The in-house psychologist said that men are more likely to approach a smiling woman. Catch his eye across the room, the expert wrote, and give him a bold grin. This will signal that you are open and warm, and he will be powerless against your charms. Powerless against my charms? Yes, please. Later in the week, a friend invited me out with her new love interest and his guy friends. Theyre really cute, she said. Fun, too. Youll have a great time.Smile like you mean it SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON This will signal that you are open and warm, and he will be powerless against yourcharms...I put on my tightest jeans and a pair of high-heeled sandals. My Im-not-reallymaking-an-effort (but we all know I am) outfit. Then I pulled out my new seduction weapon: a big, bright smile. I promised myself I would keep it on all night. The bar was outdoors, draped in white lights, shadowed in places from the philodendron leaves that climbed the walls. There they are, my friend whispered in my ear, and we approached their table against the wall. There was an awkward moment, a few seconds of hesitation when no one knew who should be introducing whom. My smile wavered, and I started to retreat to my natural position on the edge of things. But I dipped into my seduction toolbox and pulled out a flashy grin. I stuck out a hand. Nice to meet you, I said. The introductions flowed from there. I ended up in the corner seat, facing two of the young men. They were not especially talkative or not especially talkative to me. When they did turn in my direction, I spoke through a gigantic, toothy smile. I smiled at every inane thing they said, at their weak jokes and casual inquiries into my life. I smiled with all the wattage I could muster. But rather than being seduced, they were amused. When we wrapped up the evening, I had the impression theyd come to their own conclusions about me, and those conclusions had nothing to do with my seductive powers. The next night, we went to a house party the guys were hosting. I walked into the kitchen and saw the two I had corralled. A look passed between them, a look that confirmed everything I feared about my grinning experiment. I had given them too much too easily it was just a smile, but it implied other things and rather than being flattered, they were dismissive. Which is often the way these things go. So now I have tucked away my seductive smile, to be pulled out only in cases of genuine delight. e philo e walls. i spere d ir ta bl e w kward n when od ucin g a rte d to h e edge d uctio n grin. I e intro facin g e re no t p ecia lly t urn in igantic n e thin g d casua l h all th e d the y up t h e d com e e, and do a gg tered, they were dismissive. W hich is often the way t h ese t h in g s g o. So no w I h av e tu cked a way my sedu ctive smile, to b e pu ll e d out o n ly in cases of genuine delight.


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PAGE 63 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 has booked Mr. Taylor to headline this years Alive in the World benefit for Eden Florida, which provides lifespan services for children and adults with autism. The 14th annual concert takes place Friday, May 6, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Tickets are $150. Festivities start at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m.More than folk, rap, funkA certain set of Bens songs have a rap component to them and a beat that one could describe as funk, Mr. Goldman says. But theyre still thoughtful. If you listen, its good rap. Its something he didnt make up on the fly. More recently, he says, Mr. Taylor is moving away from that, to what to my ear and mind is a more mature approach, both musically and lyrically, trying to harmonize those two things. He learned its OK to do folk, he adds, even if some of it gets freakishly near his fathers way of crafting a song, which I think would be high praise. I really like it. But to just call it folk music completely misses the mark, he says. And to say that its just some sort of modern rap also misses the mark. So its strangely his own way of crafting songs, he says. Hes not afraid to throw a rap component into what might otherwise be a love or loss-of-love song. And it will change up on you just like that.Glad to giveThis will be Ben Taylors fourth time playing a benefit for Eden Florida in Naples. He says doing the benefit concerts is important to him because he knows many people with autism. The concerts traditionally raise $70,000 to $90,000. One time, in addition to performing, Mr. Taylor auctioned off one of his guitars. Another time, he allowed an EP called Alive in the World to be made of his performance. Available through iTunes, its raised more than $8,000 so far. The last time, he donated a private performance by himself and his mother. The 34-year-old says hes not sure what special thing hell offer for the auction this year. I imagine well come up with something, he says. We always do. Itll be a surprise. Joining Mr. Taylor on stage this year will be Julie Wolf, Ben Thomas and Larry Ciancia. Itll be an evening of good music, he promises. I just came off a long tour. I feel Im in good practice.Learning and collaboratingWhen he was younger, Mr. Taylor says, he stayed away from music, because he anticipated the inevitable comparisons. But the draw was too strong, and he began creating his own sound. As for recently touring with his father, he says, It was just high time we did some music together. Ive been (performing) for near on 10 years, and hes been doing it for near on 40. We worked up a set. Plus, it was really nice to be able to hang out with my dad that way. It was also an education. Watching how his father did things in concert, he picked up little things like banter in between songs, or a funny way of doing something, He says. I felt like I was in music school the whole time. Yes, he says, hes been surrounded by music his entire life, but having the focus of doing a concert every night was a different story. His musicians are sophisticated, proper musicians musicians. Theres a lot of catching up for me to do. The longer you go, the longer you learn. Ideally, you keep growing and growing and growing. While his father is more private about his songwriting process, his mother is the opposite. And Ben takes more after his mother. Im pretty outgoing (about it), he says. As soon as its in shape for people to hear, I play it for as many people as I can, to get their reactions. I rely on good editors and good sounding boards. You get an idea started, and a song just wants to play itself. You have to lose your grip and let it go where it wants, let go of the control a little bit. It works itself. Sometimes it takes 10 minutes. Sometimes it takes 20 years. You have to let it do its thing. He collaborates with almost everyone around him. Im always asking them for their two cents, he says. And if they have a big musical vocabulary, then they end up contributing a lot, sometimes. With singer/songwriter David Saw, whos on Mr. Taylors label, Iris Records, he says, Sometimes I show him ideas that are little fledgling ideas, and by the time hes given me his feedback, were written a whole song. Any time he picks up a guitar, hell generally play other peoples songs. I work my way through them, work them out, he says. I guess its like getting inside their heads a little bit. Its not done with an intention to copy songs, but to figure out how others say things musically, so he can add that to his ongoing musical vocabulary. His taste is quite eclectic. He listens to everything. Theres nothing I dont take influence from nowadays. Its an ongoing cycle of listening to others songs and writing my own, he says. Theres nothing else I can think of that I want to do.Another album?The last album he released, back in 2008, was The Legend of Kung Folk Part One (The Killing Bite.) There may well be a part two, he says. We fooled with the idea. I like the idea of there being a part one without a sequel. He pauses. I may very well continue it, too. Then it wont be as funny for me on a personal level, but it will make more sense. Another album, Listening, has been recorded but not yet released. This is a new time of trying to figure out what the best kind of distribution of music is, he says. He likes the classic idea of an album as a unified concept, rather than just a jumbled collection of songs. When you listen to an album that was recorded as an album, such as Listening, which was recorded all in one week, it has a thematic cohesiveness. Releasing individual songs is very palatable for the ADD culture, isnt it? he remarks, adding hes contemplating releasing Listening on vinyl. Though music sounds better on vinyl, musicians often go with easiest, least expensive way to release music, he notes. Its one of the things artists dont talk about when they talk about the music industry crumbling. We have the possibility of selling something without manufacturing it. Its a new place to be. The only reason to have albums in the first place was that there was no other way for people to hear it. Listening, slated for release in the summer or fall, will be a journey from end to end, he promises. And hes still releasing single songs covers and originals on his website, available for downloading. Meanwhile, on May 6, hell be back in Naples, performing live. The audience loves him, Mr. Goldman says, adding part of the reason for that is because Mr. Taylor is so clever and witty in his songs and even in his phrasing. And they also love him, because hes having so much fun. Its infectious. Theres nothing I dont take in uence from nowadays. Its an ongoing cycle of listening to others songs and writing my own... Theres nothing else I can think of that I want to do. Ben Taylor TAYLORFrom page C1 The 14th annual Alive in the World concert with Ben Taylor>>When: 6 p.m. Friday, May 6 (show starts at 8 p.m.) >>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples >>Cost: $150 >>Info: 919-0408 or in the know


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PAGE 65 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Naples Emporium 3905 Radio Road (239) 261-3334 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets April 29: Alpine Pops! Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 597-1900 or www. April 29-May 1: M.A.R.C.O. Homage. Marco Islands Center for the Arts. 394-4221 or April 30: Magic Carpet Series: Woodwinds. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 597-1900 or April 30: Annual Scholarship Winners Recital. Naples Music Club. 290-0501 or See story page C1. April 30: Pirates in the Park for Cmon. Cambier Park. 514-0084 or www. Theater Rumors By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre, through May 15. 263-7990 or www. Menopause the Musical At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through April 28. 4814849 or Rent At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 14. 2784422 or See review on page C8. A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel At the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 29. 278-4422 or Charlottes Web By the Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre through May 13. 278-4422 or Thursday, April 28 A Dogs World Landscape architect Edward Westwood and his Pomeranian Daisy look at the gardening world through the eyes of a dog at 10 a.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. Learn about what makes a pet-friendly garden. 6437275 or Art In Bonita The Center for the Arts Studios host Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or All That Jazz The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents April Jazz at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Friday, April 29 British Fete The English Pub celebrates the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton with live coverage beginning at 5 a.m. Enjoy a wedding breakfast and Bloody Marys from 7-11 a.m. and a British Invasion Party at 6 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727 or www. Tea Time Toast the Royal Wedding with high tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy English teas, scones, finger sandwiches and more while listening to classical music. Traditional afternoon tea attire required. $75. 598-6644 or More Wedding Fun The Pub at Mercato hosts a Royal Wedding celebration starting with live coverage at 6 a.m., a champagne toast and cake, followed by brunch. Bring canned goods or boxed food items to donate to charity. 594-2748. Diva Night Sweet Art Gallery hosts Diva Night from 6-9 p.m. at 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. Feel The Beat STOMP takes the stage tonight and Saturday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Christian Concert Mexican pastor, writer and contemporary Christian music artist Marco Barrientos and special guest Jaiime Taveras perform at Germain Arena at 7 p.m. (800) 745-3000. Saturday, April 30 Trail Celebration The Museum of the Everglades celebrates its 13th birthday and marks the 83rd anniversary of the opening of the Tamiami Trail starting at 10:30 a.m. at 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. Antique cars roll into town to kick off the festivities. 695-0008 or Zoo Party The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens hosts the AZA Earth Day event, Party for the Planet. 2625409 or Family Fun The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free Family Activity Day in conjunction with the exhibition Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection from 1-3 p.m. 495-8989 or Sunday, May 1 Pickin & Grinnin The Acoustic Music Society of SWF presents Pickin in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 248-8906 or Young Artists The Naples Museum of Art features works by local aspiring artists in the third annual Student Art Exhibition, which opens today and runs through May 15. 254-2621 or New Exhibit An exhibit of works by Anneke Tigchelaar opens today and runs through May at The Norris Center. 213-3058. Student Art The Collier County Student Art Show runs today through May 6 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road. 4176310 or Tuesday, May 3 Survival Stories Surviving in Nature, a program about the Everglades, starts at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272. First Tuesday Art The Art League of Marco Islands First Tuesday Art @ 5 Social takes place at 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or Spring Tunes The Spring Concert Series features Mark & Diane at 6:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Wednesday, May 4 Local Lore Oral History Film: Jim Jones is presented today through May 7 at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or Go Underground The North Naples Arts Alliance, a consortium of studios and galleries in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park, holds Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. 821-1061 or Upcoming Events Cinco de Mayo Blue Agave celebrates Cinco de Mayo all day May 5 and 6 with crazy drinks, giveaways and contests. Smokin Joe appears at 5:30 p.m. May 6, and DJ Express takes the stage at 9 p.m. 3785 Tamiami Trail E. 262-2582. Rock Sounds Earth, Wind & Fire brings its 40th anniversary show to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, at 7:30 p.m. May 5. 4814849 or Time For Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun from 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 5. $42, includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and painting lesson. 495-8989 or Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay has live entertainment and more from 6-9 p.m. May 5. Fort Myers Art Night The monthly Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. May 6 in downtown Fort Myers. www. First Friday The Mercato presents music and more from 6-9 p.m. May 6. Pet Party Its Yappy Hour from 2-7 p.m. May 6 at Camp Bow-Wow, 3382 Mercantile Ave. Let your fur down with Top Dog Kitchen tastings for leashed pets plus libations and appetizers for their owners. Proceeds benefit the Camp Bow-Wow Buddies Foundation. 352-2275 or Where For Art Thou? The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Romeo, Juliet & More! May 6-7 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or . 1 y B 3 9 L A b e l a ce p. 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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Comic Book Day A free Comic Book Day takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7 at Comics Cards And Stuff, 3563 Fowler St., downtown Fort Myers. 9390878 or www.facebook. com/fortmyerscomics. Family Fun Vet Clinic, a family program sponsored by the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 at the Mercato. Kids can learn about being a responsible pet parent and make a pet puppet. 5140084 or Majors & Minors Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra perform with professionals from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in the final Major/Minor Concert of the season at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Film Series The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents The Last Station at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or More Movies The Spring Film Series features Departures at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Guys Night Guys Night Out, a benefit for the YMCA of the Palms, starts at 6 p.m. May 10 at the World Famous Cigar Bar at Gulf Coast Town Center. Enjoy live blues and jazz. $40. http://tiny. cc/guysnightout. A Little Bit Country Kris Kristofferson and John Prine take the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, at 8 p.m. May 11. 481-4849 or Hot Stuff Vi at Bentley Village and Juniper Village hold a chili cook-off to benefit the North Naples and Bonita Springs fire departments from noon to 2 p.m. May 12 at Bentley Village. $5 for all the chili samples you can try. 597-1121. Fairy Tales The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Youth Theater Department performs Not-So-GrimmTales during Live at the Promenade! at 3 and 7 p.m. May 13. 26811 S. Bay Dr. $3 children, $5 adults. 495-8989 or www. Now You See It Illusionist Jason Bishop performs May 13 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Island Sounds Members of Jimmy Buffetts Coral Reefer Band and the Danny Morgan Band headline Rockin in the Tropics outside at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva from 1-5 p.m. May 14. Its a benefit for HOPE Clubhouse. $50. 267-1777 or 472-7211. The King Is In Elvis impressionists Mike Albert and Scot Bruce present Love Me Tender at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. May 14. 5971900 or Museum Day The Naples Museum of Art hosts Family Day with free admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, face painting, portrait sketches, folk tales and more. 597-1900 or Church Choir The Bethany Lutheran College Choirs perform at 7 p.m. May 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1955 Cur ling Ave. Free will offering. 5974091. French Classics The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents French Masterpieces at 8 p.m. May 17 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. Young Voices The spring recital of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale takes place at 3 p.m. May 21 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Keeping Score The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final Family Fare concert of the season, Knowing the Score, at 3 p.m. May 22 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Wild, Wild West The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents How the West Was Won for its Patriotic Pops program at 8 p.m. May 26-28 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Send calendar listings to events@ Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. 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PAGE 67 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Mothers Day Nurse Appreciation Week May 6-12 Graduations Bridal & Baby Showers Teacher Appreciation Communions Its Springtime...Youve got some celebrating to do NEW Baked Ziti! M o t h e r s D a y p r e c i a t i o n W e e k N u r s e A p p M a y 6 1 2 G r a d u a t i o n s B r i d a l &B a b y S h o w e r s T e a c h e r A p p r e c i a t i o n C o m m u n i o n s bucadibeppo.comNAPLES | 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 Make your EASTER RESERVATIONS Today! Rent>>When: Through May 14 >>Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. >>Cost: $47-$51; show only, $27; students, $25; student rush, $15 >>Info: 278-4422 or in the know the lyrics indecipherable. I wish director Andy Ferrara had told them louder isnt necessarily more dramatic. Its just louder.The set, by Dominic Lau, is OK, but the sundry trash doesnt seem very artfully arranged. John P. Whites costumes are highly realistic, and his shower curtain and newspapers trench coat dress is especially inspired. The band, led by musical director Loren Strickland, is excellent, with a quartet of musicians providing the musics punch. Rent is a good reminder that all we have is today, right now. Or, as the lyrics say, No day but today. How will we decide to live our lives, to measure them, to make them meaningful? Its up to us. makes the show. He is its spark, its wit, its g ener ous joy. And George L. Brown, as his lover, Collins, brings a strong dignity to the role. The two of them are the true heart of this production. Marisha Wallace, who played the role of Joanne through April 24, possesses a terrific voice and a natural ease on stage. That being said, the show is not without its problems.The two male leads, straight men who are roommates, Roger (Gus Curry) and Mark (EJ Marotta) are not very likeable characters. Mark is nerdy and awkward, and Roger seems to have a perpetual sneer.Theres also the problem of making two straight guys the leads of a show that deals with AIDS, especially a show written in the mid-s. While AIDS affects everyone, straight and gay (and yes, even retirees and snowbirds), it seems backward to put the focus on those least affected by the epidemic. Rent was written a little over 15 years ago by Jonathan Larson, with original concept and additional lyrics by Billy Aronson and Lynn Thomson as dramaturg. Its based on Puccinis opera La Boheme and Sarah Schulmans novel, People in Trouble. It hasnt held up that well over the years, however; even my theater companions commented on how dated it feels. Mr. Larson constantly has people particularly parents leaving voice messages. Though Voicemail #6, sung a cappella, is especially beautiful, the schtick is no longer funny. Besides, voice mail is so 20th century now. Yes, its a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning musical, but Rent strikes me as juvenile and unbaked. The songs have some beautiful lyrics, but also some ridiculous and corny ones. The story is notoriously hard to follow if youre new to the show. And women dont come off very well here.Rogers girlfriend, Maureen, is a manipulative and deceitful control freak who left him for a woman. Shes also a performance artist, and her one solo, Over the Moon, ARTS COMMENTARY No one ever thought it would happen, but here it is. Rent is playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, a venue much better known for shows such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Church Basement Ladies. After testing the waters with Dr. Bob and Bill W., The Full Monty and Hairspray, the Broadway Palm is putting on a rock opera about drug addicts, gay couples and people with AIDS. New customers are walking through their doors, excited to see the show. And some old customers are walking out. At the performance I attended, a good chunk of the audience left after the first act, and a waiter, when asked, admitted that half the audience typically leaves at intermission every night. Of course, this is an ultra-conservative town thats not too welcoming to change. But then again, it seems like much ado about nothing. After all, Guys and Dolls and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are about con men. The Full Monty is about guys taking off their clothes and dancing naked for money. In Mame, a single woman becomes pregnant. In Damn Yankees, a man sells his soul to the devil. And in Gypsy, a mother forces her daughter to become a striptease artist. And if youre upset about gay characters in a musical, well, La Cage Aux Folles is about two devoted men who raised a son together and own a club where men dress up like show girls. Cabaret has a gay emcee and many other gay or sexually adventurous characters. And in the last national production of My Fair Lady, Prof. Henry Higgins sure seemed like what used to be euphemistically referred to as a lifelong confirmed bachelor. If youre upset by the idea of gay people onstage, as some of my e-mail seems to indicate, then you should just not go to the theater, period. Theater without gay people would be a very limited, very dull place indeed. Actually, I suspect it would be damn close to nonexistent.Stuck back in timeThe cast in this Broadway Palm production of Rent is, for the most part, very talented. William Bailey, as Angel, the drag queen, nancySTETSON Strong performances arent enough to make this Rentisnt very good. In every production of Rent that Ive seen, that particular number always seems problematic. I cant tell if Mr. Larson was trying to poke fun at performance art, or if he just wasnt skilled enough to write a good performance art piece. Audiences are equally puzzled, though some in the Broadway Palms crowd actually mooed when prompted.Maureen and Joanne, the shows one lesbian couple, are constantly fighting and breaking up. And then theres Rogers new girlfriend, Mimi, a lying drug addict who cheats on him with one of his friends. Angel, actually, is a better woman a better human being than any of them. Except for Angel, we dont get to know anyone in much depth, and therefore, its difficult to care about them. When one of the characters is dying at the end, its so ludicrously overwrought and overplayed I was rolling my eyes. And I couldnt help wondering if these characters were truly struggling artists, or poseurs just trying to look cool.Unlike previous productions Ive seen of Rent, including a national tour, this version has very clear vocals. For the most part, the band/vocal balance is excellent. In Act Two, however, the actors started cranking up the volume, making many of thelricsideciherableIishdirector tkftf Pa lm et te r Above: The cast Right: George L. Brown as Tom Collins and William Bailey as AngelSUSAN JOHNSON / COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS ARTISTS AMONG US >>Are you a full-time artist? Yes, a writer and an actor. >>Describe your art. My career has been writing for newspapers and magazines, but my sideline passion has always been acting. In 2000, I began researching, writing and performing one-woman shows based on historical characters. I now present original shows on nine women: Galileos daughter; Amelia Earhart; Gertrude Bell; Sarah Bernhardt; Abigail Adams; Catherine de Medici; Margaret Sanger; Marjory Stoneman Douglas; and Mary Todd Lincoln. >>How do you describe your style? I dont simply impersonate women from history. I research each womans life, looking for the message I feel her life carries that is relevant for us today. Then I write a script incorporating that message. The result is a chance to educate through entertainment. >>Where can we see you perform? I perform regularly at libraries from Marco Island to Punta Gorda, and also at least once a year (usually in February) at The Norris Center. I also frequently perform with The Naples Players and Naples City Improv. >>When did you discover your creative side? As a child, my favorite game was playing dress-up, decking myself and friends in my mothers gowns and making up stories to go along with the outfits. So I suppose thats where my love of acting started. In college, I wanted to study to be an actor, but my parents wouldnt hear of it because acting was too insecure a profession. It became the family joke that I became a writer instead so much more secure! >>Where did you grow up? Roselle Park, N.J., a small town about 30 minutes outside of New York City. I moved to Boston for college and stayed in that area for 20 years. In 1990, I moved to Naples. >>What inspires you? What doesnt inspire me? Inspiration is bountiful in life, from the laughter of a child to the intricacy of a flower. In terms of my women, Im most inspired by those who have strong beliefs and are not afraid to act upon them. There are so many admirable women out there. >>How has living in Naples inspired you? I find the natural environment in and around Naples hugely inspiring. Its a beautiful land that breathes with its own spirit and style. I am also grateful that the people of Naples are so supportive of the arts. The arts make life richer in myriad ways, and the people here seem to understand that. >>How do you feel your art contributes to our community? What pleases me most and seems to please my audiences as well is that I get to share historical information in an entertaining package. People continually tell me they not only enjoyed my performance but also learned so much. Thats particularly gratifying. >>Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? Im passionate about all the arts and do what I can to support them. I truly would feel lost without art in my life. Im also passionate about the environment and womens rights. And, of course, Im passionate about my family. >>What are you reading now? The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I read almost constantly, both fiction and non-fiction. Ask me this question again next week, and Ill likely be on a different book. Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www. Education: Bachelors degree, Boston College; masters, Boston University Favorite actor: Meryl Streep Website: Janina Birtolo e l h e n s e n e m o COURTESY PHOTOJanina Birtolo as Mary Todd Lincoln Mother Daughter Togetherness Package3 hours $340 pp* 50 minutes Tranquility Massage 50 minutes T imeless Reections Facial 50 minutes Foot Ritual Pedicure Mothers Day Appreciation Package31/2 hours $370* 50 minutes Tranquility Massage 50 minutes Timeless Reections Facial 75 minutes Classic Manicure and PedicureMothers Day Mini Special50 minutes $140*25 minutes Seasonal Sweet Awakening Sugar Scrub 25 minutes Timeless Reections Facial*Gift Certicates are Available. Please note there is a 20% service charge for all services at the Golden Door Spa.475 Seagate Drive | Naples, FL 34103 239.594.6321 www.naplesgranderesor

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 C11 Seafood Tasting! Wednesday, 5/25/11, 5:30-7:30pm There are at least nine sequels opening this summer, and that doesnt include prequels, remakes, comic book movies or other adaptations. But while originality is scarce, quality should not be.Hollywood certainly needs a good summer. Heres a lighthearted look at what Im keeping an eye on for the next four months. Fast Five (April 29) Hard to believe its the fifth movie already. Seems like just yesterday some punk challenged me to a race after Fast 2 Furious (which was the second film, in case you couldnt tell). Thor (May 6) and Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22) If these movies flop, Marvels master plan for The Avengers next summer goes up in smoke. Bridesmaids (May 13) Its supposed to be the female equivalent of The Hangover. Ill believe it when I see it. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20) Penelope Cruz has replaced Keira Knightley as the franchises token hottie. I can accept that. The Hangover II (May 26) They better not have screwed this up. Kung Fu Panda 2 (May 27) This will forever determine whether Jack Black is just as annoying in animated form as he is in live action. X-Men: First Class (June 3) With Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) directing, this could be the best movie of the summer. Super 8 (June 10) With J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) directing, this could be the best movie of the summer. Green Lantern (June 17) Ryan Reynolds in tights gets me excited (he writes as his wife judgmentally sighs at him). Cars 2 (June 24) Cars is one of the few Pixar movies Im not a huge fan of. That said, the studio has more than earned the right for a do-over. Bad Teacher (June 24) and Friends With Benefits (July 22) These two comedies will determine if Justin Timberlake has any staying power as an actor. Im rooting for him. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1) Shut off your brain and bring some Advil, this bad boy is in 3D! Larry Crowne (July 1) There was a time when no one dared question the star power of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Too bad that was 10 years ago, as theyre about to get crushed by Megatron. One Day (July 8) Im at a point where Ill watch Anne Hathaway in anything, even if her character ages two decades and might look old and decrepit by the time the movies over. Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2 (July 15) Never before have more people eagerly anticipated a movie in which every single person interested in seeing it knows how it will end. Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) Indiana Jones and James Bond fighting aliens in the Wild, Wild West. Im in! Crazy Stupid Love (July 29) An adult comedy with A-list dramatic and comedic (Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone) talent. Could be the hidden gem of the summer. The Smurfs (July 29) There goes my childhood (again)! Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Aug. 5) James Franco plays a scientist experimenting on apes when things go horribly wrong in this prequel. Who wants to bet Mr. Franco screws up because hes stoned? The Help (Aug. 12) A serious summer movie in which a college student (Emma Stone) returns home to Mississippi in 1962 and learns for the first time about racism in her community. Apparently, to this point she was a blind deaf mute with no sense of her surroundings. Conan The Barbarian (Aug. 19) Hahahahahahaha! Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS Summer Movie Preview 2011 danHUDAK 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 AURA PRIX FIXE MENU 4 Course Menu $32.95 per person**Mention this ad and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine with the purchase of 2 Prix Fixe Menus**Contact Aura Restaurant 239.594.6000 for more information and reservations. Come and enjoyThe 2011 Taste Of Collier! C T www.bayfrontinnnaples.com1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Monday Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade showroom hours vary on Saturdays. Please call for specific showroom hours. (239) 390-5111 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHENS BATH ART Francesco Molon Roche Bobois Strauss Walker Zanger Poggenpohl Baker California Closets Casa Italia RSVP is appreciated. Regist er online at or call (239) 390-8207. For a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter. com. Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.Mystery vs. Veracity: A new journey into the realm of aestheticsAward-winning artist Iran Lawrence will provide you with the tools and criteria on how to evaluate and select successful works of art like a connoisseur.Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.Get Organized! Simplify Your Life and Dress Like a French WomanProfessional organizer and columnist for the Naples Daily News, Marla Ottenstein shows you how to take control of the everyday occurrences that lead to closet disorganization and chaos.Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m.Social Media 101Website consultant Shelly Osterhout will answer important questions about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.SEE IT! LEARN IT! BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!Free Seminars By The ExpertsOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 STORES IN ONE LOCATION ON THE LINKS Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: T he The Gulf Coast High School gir ls golf team holds its first benefit tournament Saturday, April 30, at Vineyard Country Club with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee of $100 per golfer includes lunch and a silent auction. Hole sponsorships are $125. For more information, call Dennis Hemberger at 404-0110 or Tom Metzger at 353-0505. T he 13th annual Golf Challenge for the P arkinson Association of Southwest Florida takes place Saturday, April 30, at The Club at Bonita Bay East. Albert Bentley, a graduate of Immokalee High School and a former running back with the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers, will participate. Registration is $250 per golfer or $800 for a foursome. For more information, call 417-3465. T he sixth annual Royal Palm Academ y Golf Classic tees off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Golf Club of the Everglades. A box lunch at noon and post-tournament cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony are included in registration of $200 per person. Participation is limited to 120 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and donations are welcome for the silent auction and raffle drawings. For more information, call Nancy Dagher at 6419070 or the school at 594-9888. Lit eracy Volunteers of Collier Co unty holds its annual four-person scramble for mens, womens and mixed teams beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Club at Mediterra. Registration is $150 and includes breakfast, boxed lunch and refreshments during the scoreboard party. For more information, call 262-4448 or e-mail T he Harry Chapin Food Bank Classic t ees off at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Grandezza Country Club. Registration is $125 per person. To donate silent auction items, contact event chair JoAnna Bradshaw at 405-7266 or To register for the tournament, contact Chris Robinson at 334-7007, ext. 137, or chrisrobinson@ T he Collier Building Industr y Association and Hill, Barth & King host a tournament Friday, May 20, at The Quarry. A putting contest, long drive contest and 50/50 raffle are part of the event. Admission includes cart and green fees, three mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, three drinks on the course and lunch following the tournament. For registration or more information, call 4366100 or visit Hit the links for some good causes oyal Palm Acad off with a s h o t d ay, May 2, a t v erglades. n an d a i l s, ds d t t B m Q d a


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PAGE 87 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Grand opening of the Naples Backyard History Museum FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ PHOTOS DAR Big Cypress presents Community Service Awards 1 2 3 4 5 1. Brian Jones, Lois Bolin, Michelle Jones and Kelly Merritt 2. Connie and Russ Gowland 3. Art, Pat and Edward Ullmann 4. Lois Bolin and Kim Larson 5. Lavern Gaynor, Don Smith and Clair Caynor 1. Cherie Peacock, Capt. Donald Peacock and Donna Cullen 2. Peter Thomas and Brigitte van den Hove-Smith 3. Emmit Ackdoe, Nancy Fodi and Trudy Whithey 4. Donna Cullen, Tom Henning, Brigitte van den Hove-Smith and Ciael de Maisonneuve 5. Barbara Keating and Lt. Col. Paul Garrah 6. Sue Huff and Madonna Crame1 2 3 4 5 6BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker SeriesRudy Guiliani, Sarah Palin close out 2011 season FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ REAGAN RULE / COURTESY PHOTOSRudy Giuliani on April 12 1. Rudy Giuliani with Edison State College-Collier students 2. Logan Hendry and Herbe Rowe 3. Linda and John Rader 4. Rudy Giuliani with the Collier County Sheriffs Office honor guard 5. Rick BormanSarah Palin on March 23 6. Liz and Jeff Allbritten with Trish Biebricher 7. Nancy, Paul and Sarah Nick 8. Todd Palin, Rick and Lori Borman and Sarah Palin 9. Sallie Wright, Paige Campbell, John Wright, Lynette Merillat, Richard Prebish and Stephanie Nesbitt 10. Jay Paul, Shelby Wilcox and Louise Hunter 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


BOAT RENTALS 239-530-5134 RATES: NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Chops City Grill, 8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-4677 Stylish, hip Chops manages to offer something for everyone with a full bar and extensive wine list, aged meats and fresh seafood, classics like New England clam chowder and beef Oscar as well as inventive dishes such as hand-rolled shrimp and beef spring rolls and oysters Chopafeller (clams with crab, andouille sausage, spinach and smoked gouda). The oysters, crab and lobster cakes, entrees of spiced yellowfin tuna and a 10-ounce filet with blackberry-cabernet sauce with a side of butternu t squash with brown sugar and almonds made for an outstanding meal. A warm wedge of Grandmas apple pie proved the crowning touch. The staff does a great job of taking care of even the smallest details, making customers feel welcome and pampered. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2010Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a well-seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yuca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Omei Chinese Cuisine, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 254-8973 Lovers of authentic Chinese food finally have a place in which to celebrate a widely misunderstood cuisine. Mark and Mary Cheng bring an elegant new standard to the region with their exceptional food and service. Youll find no egg foo yung or crab Rangoon on this menu, just imaginative, artfully plated real Chinese food. Never mind the name: order the salted pepper calamari, which consists of tender tubes of squid fried to perfection and topped with toasted garlic and onion. The Peking duck is always available and well worth ordering. Chilean sea bass with two sauces hearty black bean and delicate garlic was terrific, as were the mango prawns, with sweet mangoes and hot red peppers topped with pine nuts. Lovers of Peking duck will find Nirvana here. Service was as polished as the cuisine. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2010Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C., political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. They spared no expense creating the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find plentiful options as well. The menu changes regularly (so some dishes we had wont be available), but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include housemade gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety, the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Our pair of servers were true professionals, adding polish to an excellent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2009Sweet Tomatoes, 10940 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 597-1112 This new location of the healthy salad bar chain boasts a contemporary farmers market design, with exposed ceilings and high windows plus appetizing photographs of produce at the peak of ripeness. The food along the buffet line is equally fresh, with lots of healthy choices including salads, soups, hot entrees, breads and desserts. All the vegetarian items are clearly labeled. Vegetarian Morocco garbanzo and lentil soup was hearty and well seasoned, as was fireroasted green chile and corn chowder with bacon. There are white and sweet potatoes along with toppings, a handful of pasta offerings and a make-yourown-sundae station that was especially popular with the many children dining there with their parents. An added bonus is that dinner is less than $10 per adult and $5 (or less) for children. Soft drinks served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010 PAST REPASTS o t e e s d ln k c t d k s 0 8 p Morocco gar ba h eart y and w e roaste d g reen wi th b ac on Th potatoes along of pasta off e o wn-sun d ae s popular wit h ing there wi t b onus is th a p er adult an d S of t drink s ser Fo od : Cinco Mayo de OPEN 6 Days a Week Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30AM3PM Dinner Mon-Sat starting at 4:30PM Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4:00-7:00PM The party continues with Smokin Joe 5:30 pm and DJ Express 9pm Crazy Drinks, Great Food & Lots of Fun! Visit our websiteto sign up for Crystal Blue Club cardCrazy Drinks & Lots of Fun! DJ LEXX starts the Dance Party at 5:30pm Crazy Drinks, Great Food & Lots of Fun!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 The Naples branch of Caf Italia is no more, but a new restaurant run by a familiar face opened in the same space April 18. Chef Ross Peterson, who opened Roys Bonita Springs and then went on to create Syrah and Trilogy in Naples, has opened Latitude Restaurant and Piano Bar, serving fusion cuisine, a host of libations and live entertainment every night but Sunday. Its like having a touch of Fifth (Avenue South), Third (Street South) and Mercato in your backyard, says Mr. Peterson. Were trying to do a smart, casual local hangout.The dining room is sleek and contemporary, a place to have a full meal, while he and his partners (Mark and Britta Schulze and David Ogilvie) have added some TVs in the bar so patrons can watch a game or the news while having drinks and a light bite.The menu includes some familiar classics and some innovative fusion dishes. A sampling includes: Not Your Mommas Meatloaf with crispy leeks and porcini gravy; Maine lobster mac and cheese with pretzel crust and truffle essence; an Old World charcuterie platter; lobster and roasted radish bisque; braised lamb, smoked gouda and roasted tomato flatbread; jamoncrusted veal cutlet with arugula, manchego cheese and roasted pepper coulis; and U-10 day boat scallop kabob with mint scented cream and demi drizzle.Appetizers run $7-$14; entrees are $16-$34. Latitude serves lunch and dinner, opening at 11 a.m. daily. Its at Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 596-5600 or visit Love news: Part 1The much-awaited Naples location of Norman Love Confections opened earlier this month in Parkshore Plaza, 3747 U.S. 41 North, next door to U.S.S. Nemo. Like the original Fort Myers location, the shop is decorated in lush chocolate hues that pair nicely with the rich chocolates, pastries, sipping chocolate, cappuccinos, cookies, brownies and all the other goodies sold. Mr. Love plans to introduce gelatos soon and has visions of adding a dessert bar at which a chef conjures up goodies while patrons watch. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, call 687-7215.Norman Love news: Part 2Four winners enjoyed an abundance of Easter chocolate after their entries earned them creations from Norman Love Confections in the stores sixth annual Bunnies for Babies fundraiser. Entrants paid $5 each for a chance to take home a chocolate centerpiece. Proceeds will go toward Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.s new nutritional program, called CCMI Food Factory. The winners were Meghan Newton, Kelly DeBoy, Norma DeSonia and Lisu Javedan. Norman and Mary Love, who own and operate the chocolate business, participated in their first fundraiser for CCMI two years ago. It brought us an awareness of how many people in our community go to bed hungry each day, Mr. Love says. This is one of the ways we hope to change that. Norman Love Confections is at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers; 561-7215; and 3747 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 687-7215. The website is distributes funds at festive eventThe Naples Children & Education Foundation, the organization that presents the wildly successful annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, held a soiree earlier this month at the Naples Botanical Garden to distribute some $8 million of the funds it raised at this years festival. To add some spice to the event, members of the Naples Originals, locally owned and operated restaurants, held a food fest featuring some of the restaurants specialties. hef/owner Michael Mir and his Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro staff served braised lamb with plums and b utternut squash; co-owners and chefs Isabel Pozo Polo and Mary Shipman from IM Tapas dished out their roasted beet Napoleon with Catalan Capri chevre, Serrano lardons and pine nuts as well as shrimp in garlic sauce; Tony Ridgway, the chef/owner of Ridgway Bar & Grill, offered ginger, soy, garlic and rosemary marinated leg of lamb and fresh apple galette with cinnamon gelato; Bamboo Caf co-owner Lisa Boet dished up Provencale pink Gulf shrimp with garlic and shallots; and Chef Brian Roland and the M Waterfront Grille team offered tamari braised beef short ribs with parsniptaro root puree. Other participating restaurants whose food I simply wasnt able to get to included Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bleu Provence, Ciao Ristorante, Gourmet Catering, KC American Bistro and The Real Macaw. You can try these dishes and more at these accomplished local establishments. Check out for details.Raw food classes resume in JuneHolistic health and fitness coach Bethany Tait is taking her raw food preparation classes to Jubilee Chiropractic at 6291 Naples Blvd. starting in June. The new space will allow her to display recipes on a large television screen while she talks. A raw food diet consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, sea veggies, nuts and seeds. Ms. Tait offers easy-to-make recipes such as collard green wraps, pesto portabello and grapefruit avocado salad as well as raw chocolate mousse, to name just a few. The next class takes place from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Jubilee Chiropractic. Its $25 per person. For details, call 2163468 or visit subjects Chipotle Mexican Grill has finally opened at Mercato, marking the chains first location in Southwest Florida. On the menu: tacos, burritos, salads and bowls with a choice of meat or vegetarian. All meat used is naturally and humanely raised without added antibiotics or hormones. Its also known for locally sourcing vegetables when possible. Its open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 254-1292 or visit Amy Wojcik, Naples born and raised, has opened Empire Bagel Factory at 3802 Tamiami Trail E. It features the same fresh-baked bagels, muffins and other goodies served at the Marco Island location she has operated for the past three years. It opens daily at 6:30 a.m. and serves breakfast and lunch. Call 417-1357. Saffron, the terrific but hard-to-find Indian restaurant thats done business on Pine Ridge Road, has closed. The owners have assured me they will reopen soon in a new location. Stay tuned. karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, May 5, 5-70:30 p.m., Cra yton Cove: Palette to Palate is a progressive dinner that includes appetizers and wine at bamboo Caf, a visit to artist Nora Butlers gallery, entrees at Bleu Provence with wine, a stop at Phil Fisher gallery and Guess Fish Gallery to meet the artists then dessert and coffee waterside at the Dock at Crayton Cove; $50, Crayton Cove; 261-4191. Reservations can be made for any time between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted W ines: Taste 20 new spring and summer wine releases at this casual event; $10 ($5 credit toward purchase), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Thursday, May 5, 7:15-11:30 p.m., M W aterfront Grille: 9Men, 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. Wednesday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., Decant ed W ines: The first of five summer seminars explores wine basics and etiquette, including a formal presentation, question and answer session, tastings and appetizers, $25 (or $100 for all five classes, held the second Wednesday of each month through September), 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reservations required. Friday, May 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Fifth A v enue South: The Sip of Fifth fundraiser features wine tastings at four themed stations, crystal wine glasses and various hors doeuvres along with strolling musicians and a 20 percent discount off dinner at Bistro 821, Chops City Grill or Vergina. Its all for four childrens charities; $50. Purchase tickets from any of the charities: Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, 325-1725; Charity for Change, 592-6787; Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, 514-0084; Grace Place for Children & Families, 455-2707. Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., Ang elina s Ristorante: The restaurants second summer wine dinner features Burgundies from Frances famed Cote de Nuits region, along with a dinner designed to pair perfectly with the wines; $89, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187. Reservations required. Farmers markets Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Promenade 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, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third 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. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ WEEKLY CUISINE Latitude takes over where Caf Italia left off o n, PromU .S. 41 an d S prin g s. m.-2 p .m. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTony Ridgway watches for a reaction as Jerry Nichols samples his marinated leg of lamb at the NCEF eventKAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYIsabel Pozo Polo, co-owner and executive chef at IM Tapas, lavishes her roasted beet Napoleons with balsamic reduction and parsley extra virgin olive oil during the NCEF event at the Naples Botanical Garden.COURTESY PHOTOChocolate artisans crafted this sculpture for Norman Love Confections Bunnies for Babies fundraiser. 7 e s , n t e l e s e l s r a b P a t a t t B m T t C d R n KAREN FELDMA N / FL ORI DA WEEKLY KARENFELDMAN/FLORIDAWEEKLY v M a a r S I 3 S o f m w m r m v a KAREN FELDMAN / FL O RIDA WEEKL Y e vent at the N ap les Botanical Garden. e ntrees are h an d .m. k h ed a n e d Th e w e conf e N a ti v m o G m a O o p f oo res t TO ed m an n ies se r