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What the Japanese disaster means in Southwest FloridaTheres nothing like a tsunami smack in the middle of an industrialized nation, coupled with a meltdown (the nuclear type, not the economic type), to point out a singular truth: We are not yet all one, but were a damn sight closer than we used to be. The violent natural disaster overtook Japan on March 11. It led to the almost immediate collapse of a nuclear power plant and a crippled island-nation economy. But the torturous effects can be felt internationally, including here on the southwest coast of Florida, some 7,500 air miles from Tokyo. The full consequences remain unclear and are difficult to predict, but the ripple effect is real, merchants here acknowledge for some. Not for all. We didnt feel the effect immediately because we had a lot of cars in the pipeline that had been built and shipped, says David Camposano, general manager of Germain Lexus of Naples (the luxury Lexus is made in Japan). But our allocations have been cut and the plants have been shut down for some time, maybe at least three more weeks, so well start to feel the effects in May, June and July. There could be a 50 percent difference in sales. Spare parts will also be in short supply, Mr. Camposano says. Normally Germain Lexus can sell 100 new Lexus cars a month, but now the dealership aims only to hit the 60 to 65 mark in new-car sales, and to increase SEE DISASTER, A8 BY ROGER BEST THE >> D1 SPECIAL SECTION D1New facesPolitician Pl Pl Pol iti iti iti i i cia n New mascot N New ma sco t t Leg up L Leg up Talk show Tl Tl Tal k k k s h h how Perch for birding Per h h ch f f for bi bi bi di di rdi n g Local brewskis Day tripPolitical contest Pol Pl iti iti l cal co t nte st New bash N N New b b ba h h sh Watch dolphins Wat ch dol phi ns Loc l al b bre k wsk i is Author blog Guest list G G Gue t st li li lis t t Bumpy ride Actor At Act or Yard art Y Yar d d a t rt Longnecks L Lon gne k cks Vanity plate V V Van it it ity l l pl t ate Exotic cars E Exo ti tic ca rs B Bum py id rid e Actress At Act res s New voice N New vo i ice Aut At h ho r b r b r b r log log g Home team H Hom t e t eam N N New f f fa ces Rising star Ri Ris i ing t st ar Moustache M M M M M Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mo Mou Mou Mo Mo Mou Mou Mou Mou Mou Mou Mo Mo Mo Mou Mou Mou Mou Mo ou Mo Mo u o o o ou M u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u st s st st st st st st st sta sta sta sta sta sta sta st st t sta sta ta st st st sta st st st st st t t st s s s s s s s s che BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS OF THE WEEK A25 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 EVENTS C6-7 PLAY REVIEW C8 BOOK REVIEW C18 SOCIETY C21-23-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 31 FREE WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER Fins all aroundIts the Summer of Sharks at Rookery Bay. A17 Planting a pizza?Guadalupe Center kids tend to everything but the crust in their own garden. A6 DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 5 2011 Belting it outMiche Bradon embraces her role as blues great Bessie Smith at Florida Repertory Theatre. C1 The numbers are inCollier tops Lee, Charlotte counties in the decline of per capita personal income. B1 Vol. III, No. 31

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPMBoard Quali ed Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. A rm believer in patient education, Dr. Weaver prides herself in taking the time to educate her patients on diagnosis, treatment plans and expectations. Her motto is, Well-informed patients create positive and predictable outcomes. Dr. Weaver completed her residency training at San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Program af liated with Kaiser Permanente and The University of California, San Francisco. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with state-of-theart treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Management Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NOW OFFERING Pain Free Laser Therapy for Toenail FungusIt was a grand idea, and to be quite honest, I was feeling rather smug. For weeks now, thoughts about writing a column whose hypothesis would be that Florida has supplanted California as the weirdest state in our grand Union have been kicking around in my head. I envisioned interviewing people about Floridas strange doings and finding them awed by my keen insights and perspicuity. Invariably, in these majestic daydreams, my interviewees would exclaim, Ive never thought about that! You are really on to something! Thus, you can imagine the extreme letdown I suffered when I actually undertook to write the aforementioned column and learned that everyone and his brother already knew that Florida had long ago devolved into something that closely resembles a Bermuda Triangle of Insanity. Florida is undeniably a quirky place, Ben Muessig, the droll soul in charge of AOL Weird News, wrote recently. But among many journalists and news junkies, the Sunshine State has developed a reputation for being the state that generates the most weird news and the weirdest weird news.Mr. Muessig then asked the question that Ive been asking: How did a state once famous for its oranges and seniors turn into a hub for all things strange? Mr. Muessig, in his column, sought out one of the legends of the weird news business, a gentleman by the name of Chuck Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd, who coincidentally lives Florida, puts out a wildly entertaining and enormously successful syndicated column called News of the Weird, which happens to run in Florida Weekly.According to Mr. Shepherd, his aha! moment involving Florida weirdness took place in the late 1990s, when an alternative newspaper in San Francisco ran a story on men who surgically remove their sexual organs. Of the three men featured, two were Floridians. When a San Fran writer on sexual aberrations has to buy a ticket to (Florida) to fill out his story, we have a winner, Mr. Shepherd told AOL. Even serious academics have taken note of the states descent into major league nuttiness. Gary Mormino, a highly regarded historian at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, calls Florida the new capital of weirdness. The rationale used to be that America tilted toward the west and all the nuts rolled to California, the professor explained to AOL. Now, perhaps, theres been a tectonic shift and America tilts toward the southeast. Almost everyone who studies such things traces Floridas rapid rise up the loony ladder to the presidential election fiasco of 2000. Hanging chads and irate partisans storming election offices gave the state a banana republic-like image that it has been unable to shake. The recent election of Rick Scott the nations strangest governor, hands-down and the rollicking misdeeds and misadventures of the Florida Legislature only serve to reinforce this depiction. But politics is only part of the equation. Consider that Rush Limbaugh parks his ample buttocks into a chair and speaks into a gold-plated microphone from a lair in Palm Beach. Not far from Mr. Limbaugh are the editorial offices of The National Enquirer and the Globe, which remain as standard bearers of trash journalism. And speaking of trash, Donald Trump also calls Palm Beach home. Heading north, in Orlando, the Caylee Anthony murder case drags on into its third year. The saga of the murdered child and her ditzy (and dare I say foxy) mother has filled countless hours of cable television time. And while up north, lets not forget Terry Jones, the pastor with a walrus moustache, who has built a psychotic brand by trashing Islam and burning the Koran. We could go on, but why bother? You get the picture.To put all of this into some sort of perspective, I telephoned Drew Curtis, who founded, a web site that is a clearinghouse for bizarre news stories and has tens of thousands of devoted followers.Florida just doesnt make any sense, Mr. Curtis said from his headquarters in Lexington, Ky. Weve always expected places like California and Texas to be crazy, but we didnt think about Florida in the same way. Mr. Curtis said he doesnt exactly know why Florida has become so weird, but he suspects that part of the equation involves old, confused people with money. Mr. Curtis wholeheartedly agreed that Florida is now the king of weird doings, and he says FARK receives five to six stories a day that originate here. A recent analysis by another web site of 2,000 strange stories put out by the Associated Press showed that Florida was the runaway winner of (the) strangest state award. This analysis determined that Naples was the 54th strangest city in the U.S., while West Palm Beach was number 56. It seems like if something strange is going to happen, its going to happen in Florida, Mr. Curtis observed. This is all wildly fascinating, and I would ponder this phenomenon further, but I am too far behind in my reading to do so. Ive yet to absorb fully the account of the 51-year-old woman in Tampa who was arrested last month for trying to procure a prostitute (for $20!) for her beloved 80-year-old father. Moreover, I have barely scanned that report of the Frisbee-like UFO the size of a football field that hovered for nearly half a minute over Charlotte County just last week, according to the Mutual UFO Network, which has raised the current UFO Alert in Florida to Level 3 which doesnt sound the least bit reassuring to me. And this is just in to the newsroom. A man in Sanford has been arrested for urinating on more than 100 packages of cough drops (valued at $301) inside a Walgreens! Police even released a surveillance video of the crime. The beat goes on. The Sunshine State: Cathedral of Craziness billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken 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.comSales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 OPINION Mumia Abu-Jamals death sentence declared unconstitutionalThis savage kind of departureThe death-penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal took a surprising turn this week, as a federal appeals court declared, for the second time, that Abu-Jamals death sentence was unconstitutional. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Philadelphia, found that the sentencing instructions the jury received, and the verdict form they had to use in the sentencing, were unclear. While the disputes surrounding Abu-Jamals guilt or innocence were not addressed, the case highlights inherent problems with the death penalty and the criminal-justice system, especially the role played by race. Early on Dec. 9, 1981, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner pulled over a car driven by William Cook, Abu-Jamals brother. What happened next is in dispute. Shots were fired, and both Officer Faulkner and AbuJamal were shot. Officer Faulkner died, and Abu-Jamal was found guilty of his murder in a court case presided over by Judge Albert Sabo, who was widely considered to be a racist. In just one of too many painful examples, a court stenographer said in an affidavit that she heard Sabo say, in the courtroom antechamber, Im going to help them fry the ni---r. This latest decision by the Court of Appeals relates directly to Sabos conduct of the sentencing phase of AbuJamals court case. The Pennsylv ania Supreme Court is considering separate arguments surrounding whether or not Abu-Jamal received a fair trial at all. What the Court of Appeals unanimously found this week is that he did not receive a fair sentencing. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has decided to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying, The right thing for us to do is to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear this and to make a ruling on it. As a result of this ruling, Abu-Jamal could get a new, full sentencing hearing, in court, before a jury. In such a hearing, the jury would be given clear instructions on how to decide between applying a sentence of life in prison versus the death penalty, something the court found he did not receive back in 1982. At best, Abu-Jamal would be removed from the cruel confines of solitary confinement on Pennsylvanias death row at SCI Greene. John Payton, director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which is representing Abu-Jamal in court, said: This decision marks an important step forward in the struggle to correct the mistakes of an unfortunate chapter in Pennsylv ania history ... and helps to relegate the kind of unfairness on which this death sentence rested to the distant past. His other attorney, Judith Ritter, a law professor at Widener University School of Law, told me: This is extremely significant. Its a life or death decision. I asked her if she had spoken to Abu-Jamal yet, and she told me that the prison failed to approve her request for an emergency legal phone call. I was not surprised, given my many years of covering his case. He has faced multiple obstacles as he has tried to have his voice heard. On Aug. 12, 1999, as I was hosting Democracy Now!, Abu-Jamal called into our news hour mid-broadcast to be interviewed. As he began to speak, a prison guard yanked the phone out of the wall. Abu-Jamal called back a month later and recounted that another guard appeared at the cell hollering at the top of his lungs, This call is terminated! I immediately called to the sergeant standing by and looking on and said, Sergeant, where did this order come from? He shrugged his shoulders and said: I dont know. We just got a call to cut you off. AbuJamal sued over the violation of his rights, and won. Despite his solitary confinement, Abu-Jamal has continued his work as a journalist. His weekly radio commentaries are broadcast from coast to coast. He is the author of six books. He was recently invited to present to a conference on racial imprisonment at Princeton University. He said (through a cell phone held up to a microphone): Vast numbers of men, women and juveniles ... populate the prison industrial complex here in America. As many of you know, the U.S., with barely 5 percent of the worlds population, imprisons 25 percent of the worlds prisoners ... the numbers of imprisoned blacks here rivals and exceeds South Africas hated apartheid system during its height. The United States clings to the death penalty, alone in the industrialized world. Instead, it stands with China, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Yemen as the worlds most frequent executioners. This weeks decision in Mumia Abu-Jamals case stands as one more clear reason why the death penalty should be abolished. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. 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. amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly In March 1996, an Islamic terrorist group kidnapped seven French Trappist monks from their remote monastery in Tibhirine, Algeria. They were held for two months, then beheaded. At the heart of this atrocity is a tale of heroic faith, steadfastness and l ove, captured in the sublime film Of Gods and Men. It is perhaps the best movie on Christian commitment ever made. The life of a Trappist monk, devoted to prayer, study and labor, is not natural cinematic material. Seven times a day he performs the Liturgy of the Hours, singing psalms. At Tibhirine, the monks tended a garden, sold their honey (Trappist gold) and served with their Muslim neighbors. The abbot, Christian de Cherg, felt especially called to the latter. John Kiser recounts in his book The Monks of Tibhirine that the brilliant, strong-willed Christian could have become a bishop in France. Instead, he went to the monastery tucked away in the Atlas Mountains, a beggar of love. The little band stood as a living Christian witness in an increasingly inhospitable land. In all Algeria, only in the ultra-traditional Medea, Kiser writes of the monasterys vicinity, did church bells still ring without offending people. As Algeria descended into a brutish war between the government and Islamist guerrillas in the 1990s, Tibhirine found itself a fragile oasis in a sea of menace. A terrorist group declared war on foreigners. Just 2 miles from the monastery, extremists slit the throats of foreign workers. As Kiser writes, Psalm 44 had acquired an awful reality: It is for You that we are being massacred all day long, that we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Common sense said, Go, but their devotion to their faith, to their Muslim neighbors and to one another said, Stay. They stayed. They revisited their decision together every six months. It never changed, but not without agony: How far does one go to save his skin without running the risk of losing his soul? one monk asked in a letter. Christian wrote a last testament well in advance: If the day comes, and it could be today, that I am a victim of the terrorism that seems to be engulfing all foreigners living in Algeria, I would like my community, my Church, and my family to remember that I have dedicated my life to God and Algeria. That they accept that the Lord of all life was not a stranger to this savage kind of departure; that they pray for me, wondering how I found myself worthy of such a sacrifice; that they link in their memory this death of mine with all the other deaths equally violent but forgotten in their anonymity. Theres no higher praise of Of Gods and Men than that it does justice to the faith of these men. In a scene near the end, the monks listen to Tchaikovskys Swan Lake, laughing and crying together. A terrible fate awaits them. And it feels like victory. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly


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fence, hammered wooden beds into desired shapes and carted bags of top soil to fill the beds in preparation for planting with the children. John Puig, head gardener at the nonprofit Eden Florida, provided hours and hours of gardening expertise in preparation for the big day of planting. Ms. Oppenheim says 250 children from 6 months old to kindergarten age are enrolled in Guadalupe Centers Early Learning Program, and all but the youngest dozen toddlers will benefit from having the edible classroom. We hope to continue planting seasonally so that when crops are harvested in Immokalee, the children will be doing the same in our little garden, she says. The center seeks to address several community issues with a variety of programs that touch the lives of the most impoverished children in Immokalee. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social and other support programs and resources to those in need. For more information, call 657-7711 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 For over twenty years, Hodges University has been educating the men and women in our community who have reached their goals and often surpassed them. Through its outstanding Associate, Bachelors and Masters degree programs, Hodges University has set the standard for its students to become leaders in their field. If you have big goals and a desire to achieve, visit our campuses in Fort Myers or Naples, or log on to Educating the leaders of our community for over twenty years. Hodges University. On campus. Online. Follow the LeadersAce DelvaProgram Supervisor Operation PAR and Hodges University graduate Did You Know?A Cup of Co eeWill Cost You More an e First Two Annual Services On Your New Boat With MarineMax Care(See a MarineMax Professional For Details)239-262-1000 Maximizing your enjoyment on the water Youngsters at Guadalupe Center in Immokalee are helping to care for a pizza garden as a slice of the 900-square-foot, raised-bed garden that was recently created in their schoolyard. Building the garden and installing a picket fence to surround it was a labor of l ove, with volunteers preparing the ground, installing wood-framed planting beds, filling them with top soil and working side-by-side with the schools children to do the planting.An edible schoolyard garden allows us to introduce our young students to the core principles of life science in a very tangible way, said Barbara Oppenheim, Guadalupe Center executive director. Life science instruction has been lacking in Immokalee, with 71.3 perc ent of elementary children there who have been tested in science falling below state standards, according to the Florida Department of Education website. Ms. Oppenheim believes the garden can help change that for Guadalupe Center children. We have a lot of space dedicated to the arts and technology, but we were lacking a science element. With the garden, we will be teaching about worms, photosynthesis, how flowers produce seeds, the environment, ecology and more, she says. To create the pizza garden, volunteers and students planted oregano, tomatoes and basil in a designated area. They also put in some flowers and planted beds with summer-hardy plants that will bear okra, tropical pumpkins, eggplants and sweet potatoes. And given Immokalees rich heritage as an agricultural town, they planted crops that many of the childrens parents will be harvesting in the towns fields: avocados, bell peppers, jalapenos and citrus trees. Were using these crops as teachable moments, says Bryan Lee, development manager for the center. Were helping students understand at an early age how plants provide income and food for people. Math also fits into the garden equation. One part of the garden is built into geometric shapes, Mr. Lee says. We also reinforce math lessons by having the children plant five seeds in a line and so forth. We like to call it stealth learning. The garden project began as a collaboration between Guadalupe Center and the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which founded the Naples Winter Wine Festival. NCEF put the school together with employees from Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks in Miami; Guadalupe Center secured a donor to match Goldmans financial contribution. A team of volunteers, armed them with garden plans, raw materials and plenty of water, removed existing grass, erected a A pizza garden grows in ImmokaleeSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYEstrella helps with the planting.Anthony assists with digging duties. Alejandro and Ruben set the stage for gardening activity. An th on y as si st s wi th d ig gi ng d ut ie s Es tr el la h el ps w it h th e pl an ti ng A MILA BRIDGER / COURTESY PHOTOS


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We get a lot of our stuff through Sony and Panasonic, and I was looking to purchase cameras, but we held off because of what happened, explains Mike Fitzgerald, president of AVSS, an acronym for Audio Visual System Support. The Fort Myers-based company produces elaborate medical symposiums for doctors and nurses worldwide. Relying heavily on high-tech equipment, a symposium is based in a given city, such as Boston, with remote sites all over the world in such places as Miami Childrens Hospital, and hospitals in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. There, medical personnel gather in hotels to watch live operations taking place in Boston, for example, for hours at a time. That requires a great deal of equipment, some of it made in Japan where Panasonic has laid off 17,000 employees, Mr. Fitzgerald says. Everybody knew the pipeline would be tightening up, but I havent seen equipment actually cancelled yet, he adds. Trade is the reason for the ripple effect, of course, a global habit that began right after World War II when the United States decided to resurrect its former enemies, Germany and Japan, then trade with them. The strategy worked beautifully, creating both wealth and peace, and stretching the tendrils of trade with many nations deeply into the international body. But there is another factor, too, says Loren Scheffer, owner and operator of Volvo of Fort Myers (Volvo transmissions are made in Japan): warehousing strategy. Any car business in this economy is fragile, explains Mr. Scheffer. When an event like this happens, no amount of your hard work can change it. Part of the problem is that companies dont want to carry inventories because its expensive. They rely on suppliers, so parts are being produced and shipped just as the main inventory is about to run out. This is a tremendous costreducing style of doing business. It saves a lot of money, which ends up making you money until theres an event you cant predict. Like a hurricane, an earthquake, some natural act, or a political act that changes the landscape. Then, you better have more than one supplier for that part. So far, however, none of that has effected his business selling Volvos, which, almost perversely, he says, has gotten much better recently, with sales nearly doubling. This is not IBM, its a little boutique business on Colonial Boulevard, he admits. And the (tsunami and meltdown) has affected us not at all, so far. I called several sources at Volvo and said, What do you think? And they said, We dont know yet. Its not like Lexus or Toyota theyre in deep trouble, and they might not get out of it for a year. Others have been similarly fortunate, at least in business terms. Alex and Haley Joseph, owners of Nuviva Medical Weightloss, had scheduled their annual very exotic journey (Egypt, Greece, Italy, China in recent years) to Japan, but cancelled at the last minute. With the amount of money it was going to cost us, we didnt want to be prohibited from seeing everything, by devastation. People are going there to save lives, not do luxury trips, right now, Mr. Joseph explains. And at the well-stocked Paradise Bicycle Shop in Fort Myers, where owner Lynne Sharp sells high-end racing and mountain bikes from various makers, including TREK (some frames or parts are made in Japan, she says), theres been no sign of a slowdown yet. We can get (bikes or parts) in about four days, from the TREK warehouse in New Jersey, she explains. Meanwhile back at Lexus, where the internal combustion engine is king and the hardship is evident, there is a little good news, at least, says Mr. Camposano. The tsunami damaged an area 310 miles long and 170 miles inland, and it did not crush our plants. As far as radiation goes, we were over 250 miles from the nuclear power plant, so we were not affected. But suppliers to those plants probably were affected. Still, maybe the recovery will happen sooner, rather than later, he suggests. DISASTERFrom page A1


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Follow the LeadersMichelle SpitzerOwner and CEO MaidPro, Naples & Fort Myers and Hodges University graduate Justice is blind, but its also hungry Equal justice under the law might just depend simply on whether a judges stomach is growling when he pronounces sentence, according to a study of 1,000 parole decisions during 50 courtroom days observed by students from Columbia University and Israels Ben Gurion University for an April journal article. The students found that, day after day, judges were increasingly stingy with parole as a morning or afternoon session wore on, but that dramatic spikes in generosity took effect immediately following lunch or a snack break. The lead researcher, Columbia professor Jonathan Levav, expressed satisfaction with the scholarship but disappointment as a citizen with the findings. Variations on a theme Mans best friend sometimes isnt, as when a playful dog hops onto a gun on the ground, causing it to fire a round. John Daniels, 28, took a bullet in the knee from his dog, for example, in Raleigh, N.C., in January. Dogs betray in other ways, too. Motorist Joel Dobrin, 32, was pulled over in a traffic stop in February in Moro, Ore., and rushed to hide his alleged drug stash, which was in a sock. However, his dog intercepted the sock for an impromptu game of dog-tug-ofwar in the car. Dobrin won but lost his grip, and the sock flew out the drivers window, right in front of the officer. Dobrin was cited, and later indicted, for drug possession. At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens needs. The latest, Al-Shamikha (The Majestic Woman), which surfaced in March, featured interviews with martyrs wives and advised women to stay indoors, both for modesty and a clear complexion (advice that earned the magazine its nickname Jihad Cosmo). Prevailing medical authority 20 years ago warned that few humans could survive blood-alcohol readings above .40 percent, but in recent years, drivers have rather easily survived higher numbers (curiously, many from Wisconsin, such as the man in February in Madison, Wis., with a .559). (In 2007, an Oregon driver was found unconscious, but survived, with a .72 reading.) The plethora of high numbers might indicate mistaken medical teaching, or nonstandard machine measurements or an evolutionary hardiness in American drinkers. Snowmobilers fall through thin ice every season because the ices thickness is difficult to estimate, especially at night. Less understandable is that every season, when other snowmobilers come to rescue the downed snowmobiler, they drive their vehicles as close as they can to the spot of the fall which, of course, is right at the lip of thin-ice-break, thus virtually assuring that their vehicle, too, will fall in, such as the four people who fell through the ice in a pond near Holyrood, Newfoundland, in February. Young girls grow up prematurely, often aided by hungry retailers such as the U.S.s Abercrombie & Fitch and the British clothiers Primark and Matalan, each of which this spring began offering lines of padded bras for girls as young as 7 (8 at Abercrombie & Fitch for the Ashley Push-Up Triangle), with Matalan offering one in size aa. Child advocates were predictably disgusted, with one Los Angeles psychologist opining that permissive mothers were trying to compensate through their daughters for their own lack of sexual appeal. In 2002, News of the Weird mentioned a theme park near Mexico City in which potential emigrants to the U.S. could test their survival skills in an obstacle course mimicking the rigors one would endure sneaking across the border. Recently, Owlchemy Labs, a Massachusetts technology company, announced plans to release an iPhone/iPad app, Smuggle Truck, a video game in which players compete to drive a pickup truck full of illegals over rocky terrain from Mexico into the U.S. without too many passengers bouncing out (and with ingame additions consisting of pregnant women giving birth enr oute). Special green cards are awarded to winners. (Update: At press time, Apple rejected the app, and Owlchemy said it would alter the game to one of animals escaping from a forest.) Local councils that govern life in the United Kingdom seem overly frightened of liability lawsuits even from criminals who might get hurt while committing crimes. Londons Daily Telegraph and the Surrey Mirror reported in February that police in the counties of Kent and Surrey had been advising homeowners and merchants to avoid using wire mesh on windows because burglars could seriously gouge themselves while climbing through. Also, electrical engineer David Bishop said police seemed especially concerned that burglars could be electrocuted if they broke into his workshop and thus advised him to post a warning sign outside that could be seen in the dark. Carelessness sometimes begets tragedy, as when motorists survive terrible accidents but then, while awaiting help, they are hit and killed by emergency vehicles. In December, near Ocala, a 39-year-old driver survived a rollover but was accidentally run over and killed by a responding Marion County sheriffs deputy, and in April in Baldwin Park, Calif., an arriving ambulance fatally struck a 22-year-old accident victim who was, until that moment, not seriously hurt. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEUpdatesIn January 2010, shortly after a News of the Weirds report, the U.K. government admitted that the British-made magic wand bomb-detector its own Department of Trade and Industry was promoting for export to police in Mexico and the Philippines was useless (no better than a Ouija board). Earlier, several British firms had sold thousands to Iraqi police at dollar equivalents of $16,000 to $60,000 (from a manufacturing cost of about $20 each). Furthermore, according to City of London police, hundreds of Iraqis had died in Baghdad after suicide bombers were mistakenly allowed into secure areas after being cleared by the wands. In January 2011, BBC News reported that a new British company, Univac, featuring a respected retired Army colonel as spokesman, had resumed selling the wands, to Bulgarian police.


By Jason DelongSTAFF WRITER Yesterday at the Hawthorne Suites hundreds lined up to cash in antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. The free event is in Naples all week, buying gold, silver, antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday said, Its unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklacesin less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years. Another gentleman brought in an old Fender guitar his father had bought years ago. The man said, Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar. The Roadshow specialist that assisted him made a few phone calls and a veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5,700.00. The seller continued, I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring. Its not every day that someone comes to town bringing six thousand dollars with your name on it. Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow, commented, Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just dont know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars, pocket watches or jewelry is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items that they are looking for. This weeks Roadshow is the best place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can bring items down to the event. If the Roadshow specialists find items that their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase them. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow is buying. Gold and silver markets are soaring, says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. Broken jewelry and gold and silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets and a handful of silver dollars. His check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold. One gentleman holding his check for over $1,250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I had brought back from World War II and some old coins, and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have that they might be interested in. The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW HAS BEEN TOURING THE WORLD SINCE 2001. THIS YEAR ALONE, WE WILL VISIT 3,000 CITIES AND OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WILL CASH IN!Gold and silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for competitive prices. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Hawthorne Suites, this week through Saturday, in Naples.HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CASH IN ON MODERN DAY GOLD RUSH!COINS Any and all coins made before 1964: silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quar ters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted!GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelr y, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.JEWELRY Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken jewelry). Early costume jewelry wanted.WRIST & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.TOYS, TRAINS, DOLLS All makers and types of toys made before 1965: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, Battery Toys, Mickey Mouse, Train Sets, Barbie dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple.MILITARY ITEMS & SWORDS Revolutionary War Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, knives, gear, letters.GUITARS & OTHER INSTRUMENTS Fender, Gibson, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, new and vintage amps, saxophones, wood winds, mandolins and all others. WE BUY SCRAP GOLD & GOLD JEWELRYTREASUREHUNTERSROADSHOW.COM PAID ADVERTISEMENT CO CO IN IN S S WHAT WE BUY SEE YOURSELF ON TVFILMING THIS WEEK IN CLEVELAND, OHCHECK IT OUT! WHO TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES WHERE HAWTHORNE SUITES OF NAPLES 3557 PINE RIDGE ROAD NAPLES, FL 34109 WHEN MAY 3RD 7TH TUESFRI 9AMPM SATURDAY 9AMPMDIRECTIONS 239.593.1300 INFORMATION 217.787.7767


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 The 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place Saturday, May 14, throughout Collier and Lee counties. Dubbed Stamp Out Hunger, its the day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Volunteers are being recruited for help in two ways: Drivers to follow letter carriers along their routes and help with pickups. Collier residents who can help should call Jesse Costin at 537-0020; in Lee, call Debi Mitchell at 5739638. Sorters to help organize donations at Stamp Out Hunger headquarters. In Collier, call Collier Harvest at 455-3663; in Lee, call Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank, 334-7007. Most food collected in Collier County will go to Collier Harvest, while Lee County donations will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Letter carriers will leave two reminders in mailboxes the week preceding the food drive. On Saturday, May 7, Campbells Soup Company is providing reminder cards for all mailboxes; and on Wednesday, May 11, letter carriers will leave a Publix-donated grocery bag for contributions to be left near the mailbox that Saturday. Individuals who are not able to leave food by the mailbox on May 14 can take donations to any U.S. Post Office, where items will be saved and added to the May 14 total. Donations must be in unopened, unbreakable containers. Especially needed to replenish food pantries: peanut butter, tuna, rice and beans, as well as any kind of canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Collier Harvest is a chapter of USA Harvest, a nationwide organization whose network of volunteers recover excess or sale-dated food from supermarkets, fruit stands and restaurants and deliver it to local agencies that use it to feed the hungry. The effort enables local charities to expand their services by allowing them to allocate a larger portion of their budgets to nonfood services. Since its inception in 1992, Collier Harvest has delivered millions of pounds of food to more than 60 social service agencies that serve the needy citizens of Collier County. Collier Harvest does not solicit monetary donations. Volunteers use their own personal vehicles and fuel to deliver the donated food. For more information, visit The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 170 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. For more information, visit Send a message to help fight hunger STOP IN AND LEARN ABOUT MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. w n g lp er l p i n ll ; d a p in d in Co l o Collier Har tdonationsillgo Collier Harvest i Harvest, a nationw id n etwork of volunte e sale-d a m a an d ci th m food to more t h agenciesthatsere


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 A13 Every day is cause for celebration when you consider the newest choice in retirement living in the Naples and Marco Island area The Arlington. Thats because this exceptional community is so much more than just a new address or residence. Its the start of a whole new phase of life. One in which growth and discovery become the norm. Where generosity and gratitude create the kinds of bonds that turn new neighbors into new friends. A place for individuals to thrive while knowing the kinship of others is always nearby. Its like opening the door to endless possibilities. And when the possibilities are endless, so are the reasons to live every day like never before. Whether its raising a toast or raising your hand for lifes next greatest adventure. MODEL AND INFORMATION CENTER12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) Located on Tamiami Trail East, across from the Freedom Horses Monument at Lely Resort. Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment. The Arlington of Naples welcomes those of all faiths, beliefs and tradi ons.How about a toast to new possibilites? Begins on April 1st, must schedule surgery by May 31st. $1,000 discount, $500 discount per eye. Call today for your free consultation. Cataracts LASIK Laser Vision Correction Cornea Treatment Glaucoma Dry Eyes Comprehensive Eye Exam Pediatric Eye Care Glasses & Contacts www.sw Naples 11176 Tamiami Trail 239-594-0124 Fort Myers 13670 Metropolis Avenue 239-768-0006 Rick Palmon, M.D. Richard Glasser, M.D. Leonard Avril, O.D. Brian Marhue, O.D. Penny J. Orr, O.D.SPRING LASIK SPECIALFULL SERVICE VISION CARE MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ACCEPTED LASIK FINANCING AVAILABLETHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS.COURTESY PHOTOThe Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church choir will perform Evensong at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Everyone is welcome at the Anglican-style service and a reception afterward. No tickets or reservations are necessary. Hymns, psalmody, readings and prayers comprise this ancient worship form. John Fenstermaker conducts the choir and plays the historic Casavant pipe organ. Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church is at 553 Galleon Drive. Call 239-321-7430 or www.swmuseumofhistory.comLearn about the man whose theories helped us understand our world and origins. Explore Charles Darwins epic Voyage of the Beagle through displays, models, journal entries and more. Admission includes Exhibit Audio Tour.Open Tuesdays Saturdays 10am-5pm Last Chance to see Darwin & Dinosaurs!But only thru May 14th


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 NEWS A17 As the centerpiece of its Summer of Sharks, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts the traveling exhibit Sharkabet from May 11-Sept. 2. This is the first time the works by Alaskabased artist Ray Troll have been shown in Southwest Florida. The Summer of Sharks opens with a splash from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. From his studio high on a hill above the Tongass Narrows in rain-swept Ketchikan, Alaska, Mr. Troll draws and paints fishy images that migrate into museums, books and magazines and onto T-shirts sold around the planet. Basing his quirky, aquatic images on the latest scientific discoveries, he brings a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology. He created the panels that make up Sharkabet from his book of the same name, in which he presents 26 living and extinct shark species along with information about these creatures that have been inexistence for more than 400 million years. The book is for sale in the nature store at the learning center. Childrens programs including art classes as well as an adult lecture series drawing inspiration from the Sharkabet exhibit will be on display throughout the Summer of Sharks.To Feed or Not to FeedIn addition to the opening reception for Sharkabet, the May 11 kickoff will feature Wayne Hasson with a discussion titled Sharks: To Feed or Not To Feed. Mr. Hasson, who will emcee the entire lecture series, is president and co-founder of the Aggressor Fleet scuba travel program and president of Oceans for Youth Foundation. A dive instructor since 1973, Mr. Hasson has made more than 20,000 dives and still puts in several hundred underwater hours per year. His main focus is teaching scuba diving to youth and shooting underwater still and video footage for various media companies. He has been a contributing photographer for feature stories for BBC Wildlife, Newsweek, The New York Times, Skin Diver, Sport Diver and National Geographic, among others. He also worked on feature films and television shows, including The Abyss, Baywatch, Jaws II and Guy Harveys Portraits from the DEEP. An all oceans ship master and captain, Mr. Hasson is the only person in the world who on purpose sunk a Russian Destroyer in the Cayman Islands, traveling to Cuba to take charge of this ship. The battleship was sunk completely intact and is now home to thousands of marine creatures that are visited daily by scuba divers. The Summer of Sharks Wednesdaynight adult lecture series continues with experts on sharks and marine life from Look out! Its the Summer of Sharks at Rookery BaySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYaround the state who will share engaging images and stories about their adventures on and in the water. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the programs begin at 5:30 p.m. June 8: Smalltooth Sawfish: Americas First Endangered Marine Fish, presented by George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida; curator of the International Shark Attack File and the National Sawfish Encounter Database; founding member and a past president of the American Elasmobranch Society; and founding member and vice chairman of the World Conservation Unions Shark Specialist Group. July 20: The Perfect Predator, presented by Jos Castro, visiting senior scientist since 1999 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. July 27: In The World Of Sharks, presented by Stan Waterman, who will show an eight-minute excerpt from Blue Water, White Death, the 1971 documentary featuring him that he calls a seminal experience with big oceanic sharks in open water 100 miles to sea off South Africa. Aug. 17: Shark Nurseries in the Ten Thousand Islands Estuaries, presented by Pat ODonnell, Rookery Bay fisheries biologist. e r h d r s main focus is teac h>>Summer of Sharks lecture and Sharkabet exhibit opening reception>>When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 >>Where: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road >>Cost: $5 for Friends of Rookery Bay members, $5 for others >>RSVP: 417-6310, ext. 401, or in the know COURTESY PHOTORay Trolls Megalodon is part of the Sharkabet exhibit at Rookery Bay. COURTESY PHOTOWayne Hasson


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 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 theme-decorated canoes is also a crowd favorite. This years theme is Rednecks and Royalty. With longtime co-emcee (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. 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 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 www. Get ready, get set for the Great Dock Canoe Race t g y w


NBC2 News Anchor Kellie Burns Spokesperson for Buddy Check How it works: Find a Buddy Choose a family member, friend or coworker Mark Your Calendar On the 2nd of each month, mark your calendar as a reminder Call Your Buddy Remind each other to do breast self examsTo Get A Free Packet Visit Call 1-800-NEW-HELP or visit any 21st Century Oncology ofce Get your free Buddy Check tool kit as a simple reminder to do your breast self-exam every month. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 A19 UP TO12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH FINANCING*A NEW TRANE/LENNOX AC SYSTEM$3,500 OFFHere are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: Literacy Volunteers of Collier County holds its annual f our-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 The University of Miami Hurricane C lub holds its annual Naples Golf Classic on Saturday, May 14, at Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club. The best ball scramble has a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., and an awards luncheon follows the competition. Head Football Coach Al Golden and other Hurricane coaches will participate. Registration is $85 per players. All proceeds benefit the UM Student Athlete Scholarship Fund. Call 353-2561 or visit 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 T he Collier Building Industry Associa tion 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 436-6100 or visit T he Collier County Economic Development C ouncil hosts its fourth annual Tee Up for Diversification tournament Friday, June 3, at The Club at Tiburon. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Registration is $150 per golfer. Call 263-8989 or e-mail ON THE LINKS Hit the links for some good causes


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PAGE 21 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGWorking together. Those were the watchwords at our most recent NCH medical staff meeting, which was attended by 160 physicians. Those two words, in fact, will drive the health care environment of the future. Underscoring our desire at NCH to collaborate, Dr. Paul Dernbach, president of the medical staff, quoted the following resolution from the NCH Healthcare board of directors: The NCH Healthcare System is committed to working together with all members of our Medical Staff to provide an environment fostering and promoting the harmonious and collaborative interaction among independent, employed and contracted physicians as they pursue the provision of high quality care to patients in the hospital. The Board believes the strength of the NCH Healthcare System lies in the effective interaction with all physicians in a fair and professional manner. NCH has become increasingly committed to working together independent physicians; contracted physicians in such areas as anesthesia, emergency room, pathology and radiology; and the growing number of partnered physicians as together we face the challenge of keeping quality patient care first, even with fewer resources. One compelling reason we must all work closer together was cited by Joe Perkovich, board chairman, who summarized the significant challenge that almost 70 percent of health care payments received in Southwest Florida comes from the federal government in the form of Medicare or from the state of Florida in the form of Medicaid. A growing segment of our population has no health insurance or is underinsured. In the face of this expansion, both state and federal budgets are severely underfunded and may be unsustainable. This harsh economic environment makes it mandatory that we collaborate to become more efficient and effective. In its compilation of regional differences in Medicare spending per person per year, the respected Dartmouth Atlas ( reports that the Naples area spends $8,428 to Floridas overall $9,854 and the nations $8,682. Miami-Dade, by contrast, spends a staggering per-person Medicare rate of $17,274 each year. We are determined to continue to set the pace in this area. One example: Our physician-hospital organization, Community Health Partners, is at the center of efforts to become an Accountable Care Organization, an integration of patients, physicians, payers and hospitals that is the governments chosen mechanism to add value defined as quality divided by cost. CHP was founded in the early 1990s by NCH medical staff physicians and NCH in order to provide an organized, efficient, compassionate model to care for working folks not on Medicare or Medicaid. Over the decades, CHP has added the essential component of helping patients live better and smarter, even with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, low back pain and lung disease. Kathy Jardone, CHP chief operating officer, and the CHP board of nine physicians, together with NCH leaders Vicki Orr, Kevin Cooper and Phil Dutcher, are taking the lead in moving to a new organization to meet the challenges of the new reality in health care. In the past, NCH has been innovative in framing solutions that work. But the past is the past. Now we need to create the next generation health care service model for our patients. And that will require renewed teamwork. Teaming up for the next generation health care service modelTO YOUR HEALTH Wkitth allenWEISS Why so tired?Top five reasons for a poor night of sleepDidnt get much shut-eye last night? It can be hard to tell whether you just had a rough night or whether you have a chronic condition thats affecting the quality of your sleep. If sleepless nights prolong for more than a month or the sleeplessness is significantly affecting daily activity or performance, then its time to see a physician, says Dr. Michael Wang of Millennium Physician Group in Naples. He adds that being tired is one of the most common symptoms his patients present with, and figuring out whats causing it is among the first steps in treatment. Dr. Wang and his colleague Dr. Maria del Rio-Giles outline the top five reasons for suffering from restless nights.1. Stress, stress and more stress Stress is often referred to as the silent killer because of what it can do to a persons body without them realizing it. Stress causes a person to release a lot of the hormone cortisol, which also increases your bodys alertness and triggers the fight or flight response, says Dr. del Rio-Giles. To combat this, she adds, people need to make sure to take time out of their daily routine to relax and slough off the stress. Creating an evening routine that promotes a peaceful sleep environment can also helps, she says. Listening to quiet music, reading a good book and not bringing work into the bedroom are great rules to live by. Exercising is also a great way to handle stress, says Dr. Wang. Even taking 10 to 20 minutes to walk around your neighborhood in the evening helps decrease your stress levels.2. Depression and anxietyFeelings of depression or anxiety whether over a work situation or an argument with a family member can also affect your sleeping habits. Depression can cause people to sleep more during the day and leave them not wanting to get out of bed, says Dr. del RioGiles. This disturbance in sleep habits can keep a patient awake during the middle of the night. If you are struggling with insomnia or restless evenings due to depression or anxiety, then it might be time to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Its an opportunity to sit down with your physician and discuss whats happening in your life, says Dr. Wang. We might be able to prescribe medication or discuss other options for treatment.3. Lack of a sleep scheduleYou should go to bed the same time every night, especially on the weekends, Dr. Wang says. Keep the room dark, and avoid watching TV or taking your laptop to bed with you, Dr. del Rio-Giles says. STRAIGHT TALK Free program about recognizing, reducing relapseThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida presents Relapse Awareness and Reduction Strategies, a free presentation by Carl Alaimo, Psy.D., on Thursday, May 12, at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. Registration begins at 11:30. Lunch will be served. The public is welcome. Mental health professionals can earn one CEU provided by MHASWFL. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 261-5405, e-mailing or visiting Center for blind and visually impaired has open houseLighthouse of Collier, a center of support for the blind and visually impaired, celebrates its second birthday with an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at its donated center at 424 Bayfront Place. The public is welcome to stop by and see how the centers programs help the blind and visually impaired in Collier County and their caregivers. The party is sponsored by Arthrex and The Arlington-A Lutheran Life Community. Birthday party treats have been donated by Chrissys at Bayfront and Sweetbay Supermarket. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit Hear and see the awful effects of chewing tobaccoThe 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 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. The presentation is appropriate for youth and adults of all ages. Admission is free. For more information, call Rachel Kleist at 252-6852.BY KARA JACOBS____________________Special to Florida Weekly WANG DEL RIO-GILES COURTESY PHOTOSEE TIRED, A23


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Free with a $15 Grocery OrderCarrs Table water Crackers 4.25 oz.Must have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $25 Grocery OrderMeline Orvieto 750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase Eye Doctor, Dr. Thomas Quigley, is a renowned and accomplished cataract surgeon who practices is Southwest Florida. But he is more; he created a community service program to provide free cataract surgery to people who could not afford the needed eye care. Dr. Quigleys mission is to give the gift of sight to men or women who are out of work, have low income, have no insurance or are otherwise lost in the social system such that they do not have access to needed care. No one should lose their sight for lack of money states Dr. Quigley. Our free cataract surgery program has restored the sight of more than one hundred individuals. I never anticipated such a great need in our area until Eye Health committed to this community service program. We have been called from all over the country. Our program stems from an unfortunate experience that my sister, Kathy, had which left her blind. Share the experience of Dr. Thomas Quigleys patient who had free cataract surgery at St. Johns Surgery Center in Ft. Myers: I was treated like one of the regular patients who could pay. Dr. Quigley has a great staffeveryone there makes you feel comfortable. In the beginning I doubted that the free cataract surgery program was for real. But what did I have to lose, no one else had offered to help me and I had no way of paying. Let me tell you that Dr. Quigley really cares and the program is legitimate. Dr. Quigley not only gave me clear sight, he gave me back my life. -Ralph Anderson Dr. Quigley and his staff are committed to serving the eye care needs of the older adults in Southwest Florida.FREE CATARACT SURGERY BENEFITS HUNDREDS!Naples 594-7636 Bonita Springs 992-5666 She also adds these tips: Dont have a heavy meal right before bedtime, keep your caffeine intake to the early part of your day; and get your daily exercise at least two hours before bedtime. Over-the-counter melatonin can also help regulate sleep for some people, the doctors say.4. Sleep apneaSleep apnea is the lack of oxidization to the brain while sleeping, Dr. del Rio-Giles explains. This is often associated with respiratory problems, can increase stroke and heart attack risks, and also lead to high blood pressure. Patients are also at risk for falling asleep while driving. If you suspect sleep apnea is contributing to your overall, constant tiredness, then its time to consult with a sleep specialist, says Dr. Wang. If you are referred to a sleep specialist, then you will undergo a sleep study in which you will spend the night at a sleep study facility. Patients are hooked to a device that checks for oxygen levels and muscular activity. This device will evaluate how often they stop breathing during the night and provide the physician with an accurate portrait of whats happening with the patient, says Dr. del Rio-Giles.Your primary care physician can easily schedule an appointment with a local specialist who can get to the bottom of your sleep apnea issues.5. Chronic problems and medication side effectsChronic medical problems, such as dementia, can lead to sleep disturbances, as can medications. Sometimes relief can be found just by changing the time of day you take your prescription, Dr. del Rio-Giles says I tell patients to take diuretics later in the day, for example. And I warn them that beta blockers can sometimes cause nightmares and vivid dreams that affect sleep.No more sleepless nightsAvoid another night of tossing and turning by scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician today. Tell your physician if you are worried, depressed, taking new medications or just feeling tired throughout the day. He or she should be able to take the steps necessary to get you back to sleeping peacefully. TIREDFrom page A22 Florida Eye Health doctor will give free presentationsDr. Jonathan Frantz of Florida Eye Health will discuss the latest advances in cataract treatment at noon Wednesday, May 11, at the Naples location of Florida Eye Health, 2100 Tamiami Trail N. Dr. Frantz will discuss laser vision correction at the same location at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Although the presentations are free, RSVPs are appreciated. Call 430-3939 or sign up online at Health expo for the 50-plus crowdThe second annual Lifestyles After 50 Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, at North Collier Regional Park. More than 50 exhibitors will have booths and information, and Senior Friendship Centers will serve free lunch as a way to enhance social interactions of senior citizens in the community. Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo bus will be on site; call 303-2700 to schedule an appointment. For more information, call Kristina Rodriguez at 275-1881 or visit 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. Riverchase offers free skin cancer screeningsThe American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. 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 6: 261 Ninth St. S., downtown Naples; 216-4337 May 13: 950 North Collier Blvd. Suite 303, Marco Island; 443-1500 For more information, contact Kimberly Royal at 313-2915 or Orthopedic surgeon discusses hips, kneesPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents Dr. Robert Zehr in a free program titled Whats New/What Works for Painful Hips and Knees at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Seating is limited, and reservations are requested. Call 596-0100. TO YOUR HEALTH

PAGE 23 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Humane Society Naples invites friends of felines everywhere to celebrate Cinco de Meow at happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Old Naples Pub, 255 13th Ave. S. Quench your thirst with a cold Corona for $3 and visit with several of the kittens and cats available for adoption from the shelter. Admission is free, but HSN will welcome donations to support the shelters work through the summer months. Raffle tickets will be sold for items including gift certificates to the Old Naples Pub, goodies from Pucci & Catana pet boutique and HSN T-shirts. Cinco de MeowThe Impact of Animal Companionship on Human & Animal Health, a symposium for veterinarians, vet technicians, health professionals and the general public, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at The Moorings. Participants will discuss the benefits of human and animal interaction; learn about research related to health benefits of companion animals; and hear details about the emerging field of animalassisted therapy. Keynote speaker Dr. Alan Beck of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss the beneficial health implications of human relationships with companion animals, and the emerging field of animal assisted therapy. Sean Kelly, director of the Honors Program at Florida Gulf Coast University, will discuss philosophical understandings of loneliness, and how pet ownership can help combat various health crises. Karen Lasker, executive director of The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy, will discuss the differences between activities and therapy as the foundations for AAT. And Celeste Lynch, director of wellness at Moorings Park, will discuss AAT in the context of physical and occupational therapy, social services and nursing. General admission is $25. FGCU Renaissance Academy members pay $20. Veterinarians, vet technicians and health professionals pay $30 and earn three contact hours. Continental breakfast is included. For more information, call the FGCU Renaissance Academy at 425-3272. Animal assisted therapy is topic of symposiumNaples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series presents New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Summit Church Auditorium in Estero. Mr. Metaxas newest book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is the first major biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in more than 40 years. Through love letters and coded messages sent to and from Cell 92, the narrative takes readers through Mr. Bonhoeffers life journey as he left the safety of America for Hitlers Germany in 1939. He was executed in a concentration camp in 1945, only hours before the Allied victory, for his involvement in the attempted plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Mr. Metaxas is the founder and host of Socrates in the City, a Manhattan speaker series with a focus on life, God, and other small topics. Guests have included Dinesh DSouza, Os Guinness, Sir John Polkinghorne, Baroness Caroline Cox and Dr. Francis Collins. He is also the author of more than 30 childrens books, and his work for Rabbit Ears radio has won three Grammy nominations for Best Childrens Recording. He edited the Yale humor magazine, and his humorous essays and cultural commentary have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other places. Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series is completing its 28th year of bringing the worlds most influential leaders and speakers to Naples. Condoleezza Rice is the first announced speaker for next year, speaking on March 20, 2012. Tickets to the evening with Mr. Metaxes are $25. Summit Church is at 19601 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway in Estero, about 1.5 miles north of Corkscrew Road and east of I-75. For reservations or more information, call 659-6524 or visit Naples Town Hall heads to Estero for June programCOURTESY PHOTOS Although Felicias babies arent quite ready to be adopted, they soon will join the legion of kittens born every spring that need homes. Among the felines ready to find permanent homes and leave the shelter at Humane Society Naples are, left to right: Jingles, a 2-month-old male who prefers to lounge around all day; Maude, a mature 8-year-old who likes to wink; and Virginia, a sweet 5-year-old who is always ready to fiesta. METAXAS Over the past 25 years in Collier County, Project HELP has helped thousands of victims of sexual assault as well as those who are grieving after a homicide or suicide. Staff and volunteers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Project HELP recently celebrated Denim Day, which was established more than 10 years ago in Italy after the Italian supreme court overturned a rape conviction. The court argued that the 18-year-old female victims jeans were too tight; therefore, she must have consented to having sexual relations with the accused. Eileen Wesley, a victim advocate with Project HELP, says blaming the victim is a disturbing pattern in sexual assault cases. Its appalling that people would look at the way a woman dresses and point the finger at her, Ms. Wesley says. There is never a justification to blame the victim. Project HELP also recently held its annual Take Back the Night event, where victims of crime as well as their supporters and numerous local leaders spoke out against violence. Project HELP services are always free of charge. The agency, which relies on charitable donations, faces a $100,000 budget deficit this year. 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Keeping cats intellectually and physically challenged is a big part of living happily with them, says Arden, who believes most cats spend the day doing the mental equivalent of twiddling their thumbs. They need playtime with their people Even three five-minute play sessions a day is great and interactive toys so they can play on their own when they want. You can have so much fun with a cat. I really hope everyone will look at them in a different light and will have more interaction with them. A pair of books from respected expertshad on record was 21, but I know dogs can make it to 22 or 23. With dogs living longer, pet owners are more likely to confront such canine health problems as arthritis, cancer, congestive heart failure, kidney disease and even a form of Alzheimers disease. Dodman, whose contribution was a chapter on doggie dementia, says classic signs of the condition are disorientation, a reduction in social interaction, sleep disturbances and loss of house-training, identified by the acronym DISH. If your dog seems to get lost in the house or stare into space, no longer greets you when you come home from work, sleeps fitfully or becomes agitated during the night, or starts to have house-training accidents, chances are that senility is setting in. The good news is that medication, activity and diet can all help. Thats true for almost every effect of aging. Aging is not a disease, Dodman says theres even a chapter with that title and when it does cause problems, there is a lot that can be done to help pets. With regular veterinary examinations, careful observations and the advice in this book, we can help our dogs glide comfortably through their golden years. Cat owners are equally fortunate in their choice of reading material. Cat expert Darlene Arden has written The Complete Cats Meow: Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Cat (Howell Book House, Remember when you got that bundle of puppy love? Remember when you took him to training class, to the beach, on that road trip? Remember when he spent a whole week just snuggling with you in bed when you had the flu and he brought all his toys to help you feel better? If youve ever loved an old dog or have one who is approaching his golden years, you have lots of remember whens. And you can have lots more with the help of Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy and Comfortable (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26), a compendium of science, stories, mythbusting and more information than you might have known existed about the care and companionship of aging dogs. Compiled by veterinary experts at Tufts Universitys Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and edited by Tufts veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, the comprehensive tome covers everything from behavioral changes to expect and recognizing signs of potential problems to making health care and end-of-life decisions. How long can dogs live? A lot longer than you might think, Dodman says. Here at the veterinary school, we see about 8,000 old dogs per year out of our caseload of about 24,000. The oldest one we PET TALES Old dog, new catBY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON______________________________Special to Florida Weekly Dr. Nicholas Dodman, a professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, has written a definitive guide to caring for an older dog. Pets of the Week >> Kitty Cat is about 5 months old and has some Maine coon in him. Hes as adorable as he looks, and he gets along well with other cats. >> Lulu is a charming Chihuahua mix whos about 5 months old and 13 pounds. She likes cats and is good on a leash. >> Parker is a cute little (for now, anyway) shepherd/hound mix whos 2 months old. Handsome and full of energy, hes also very sweet. >> Shelly is a domestic shorthair tabby whos about 18 months old. She loves to cuddle, and her bright yellow-gold eyes will melt your heart. >> Suzie is a 1-yearold Chihuahua mix whos alert and friendly, yet at the same time calm and a little shy. >> Zeke is a handsome guy whos about 4 months old. He gets along well with his roommates and people.To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit to search for a lost pet or to nd a new pet.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 NEWS A27 To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice or add another hue Unto the rainbow... Is wasteful and ridiculous effort. Shakespeare, King John, Act IV, Scene 2 ...entre las azcenas olvidado....among the lilies forgotten. Juan de la Cruz, On A Dark Night You cant use a bulldozer to study orchids.... His last words: So we dont know anything; you dont know anything; I dont know anything about love. But we are nothing, you are nothing, I am nothing without love. The Magnetic Fields, The Death of Ferdinand de SaussureKate Middletons favorite flower is the lily. It is not clear which lily of the 110 species in the genus Lilium is her favorite. This Linnaean signifier is a Latin word that comes from a Greek word, which is said to come from an ancient Egyptian word meaning flower. It seems that both the Greek and the Egyptian roots come from a now extinct language of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Greek word root usually refers to the white, or true lilies. The Greeks had another word for the non-white or false lilies. Perhaps we are for the most part like Kate Middleton, blissfully indiscriminate. We seem to do well with merely the one signifier, lily. Yet a recent poll done in London by YouGov, commissioned by Sky Living to celebrate the start of the brand new television show How to Nab a Prince, it is clear that Kate is not seen as ordinary. There is virtual agreement that Kate is the perfect queen: beautiful, intelligent, stylish. But notwithstanding this, 86 percent of the 1,040 polled women, all over 18 years of age, said that they would not like to trade places with Kate because this would prevent them from having the joy of a normal life. Only 6 percent of those polled would like to marry a prince, although 50 percent expressed the desire to marry a doctor. Forty-nine percent polled felt that Kate and William would be together forever. Well, really: A lily is a lily is a lily. They all have naked underground bulbs, organs that overwinter. Most of the bulbs are buried deep. And all lilies can be propagated in various ways: by bulb division; by bulbil, adventitious formations on stems; by scales detached from bulbs; by seeds; and, by commercial micro-propagation in vitro. Going on about all this hardly seems normal. I dont know. Why unnecessarily adorn? Why make unnecessary additions to what is already complete? Ferdinand de Saussure wrote: The connection between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary. His work regarding semiotics, the philosophical theory of signs and symbols, is largely ignored by contemporary linguistics. Yet he continues to have influence on the social sciences and humanities. De Saussure writes about signifiers and that which is signified as two sides of the same coin. For him, the signifier (like lily) can be seen as the shape of the idea to which it points. But whos to say what idea rises in you when given the lily prompt? Do you see a true lily? A false lily? Any lily at all? And lets be clear: None of this refers to the referent, that is, the actual object in space. No real lilies have yet been propagated. (Say what?) From Babel to Esperanto we search with Umberto Eco for the perfect language. Eco writes that every cultural phenomenon is communication. Even Kate. Especially Kate. But did you know that lilies are toxic to cats? Even in small amounts they can cause fatal renal failure. I rest my case, forgotten among the lilies. 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 Gelding the lily


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011At your serviceSeen at the Barristers Bash for Legal Aid Service, and more business events. B7-8 New modelsStock Development introduces three new single-family models at Black Bear Ridge. B9 INSIDEThe Fool knowsToo much, too little and other common insurance mistakes. B6 The Community Foundation of Collier County invites professional advisors in Collier and Lee counties to a conference about charitable planning from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Hilton Naples. Presenters will be Ramsay Slugg of the National Wealth Strategies Group U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Robert Pierpont of Pierpont Fundraising Counsel; and Kevin Carmichael of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Attorneys at Law. The conference is a public service of the Community Foundation of Collier Countys Professional Advisors Council. To register, call Susan Barton at 649-5000 or e-mail Community Foundations invites professional advisors to programPublic Relations and Marketing Professionals of Collier County, will present The Secrets of Board Management from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Inn on Fifth. The keynote address will be by Karl Salathe, director of institutional advancement at Seacrest Country Day School. Roundtable discussions will delve into fundraising and grant writing, mobile communications, digital design and targeting/cultivating donors. Cost is $60 for PRACC members and $70 for others. For registration and more information, visit PRACC workshop will tell secrets of board management At y our serv i ce See n a t th e B a rri s t e r s B ash for Le g al Aid S ervice, and mor e business events. B78 Hithurtswhere itCollier per capita income down nearly 6 percentTHE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ECONOMIC Analysis has released figures for 2009 showing that Southwest Florida has been slammed and slammed hard by the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression. The BEA report provides a statistical sampling that reduces to cold, hard data the enormous toll the recession has wrought throughout this area.BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ SEE NUMBERS, B4 The Uncommon Friends Foundation has announced the three finalists for its 2011 Business Ethics Award. They are: Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples The company provides heating, ventilating and air-conditioning sales and services. Keith Walker is the COO. Executive Buillion LLC of Fort Myers Austin Barker is the principal and managing partner of this estate jewelry buyer and precious metal dealer. J.L. Wallace Inc. of Fort Myers Jerald Wallace is Three finalists announced for business ethics awardSEE ETHICS, B4

PAGE 29 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 O er Good thru 05/31/11 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane 2 WEEKS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALITT RVICE MONEY & INVESTINGManaging riskSometimes the most important part of investment management is managing unrealized profits and protecting your portfolio from unexpected losses that could wipe out gains. Investors should consider using a variety of risk management techniques when managing their portfolio or assigning such management to a professional. A simplified definition of risk management includes strategies/tools/practices: for diversification, for right sizing the relationship between risk and reward and for limiting losses and taking profits, sometimes called cash management. The idea is to get rid of risk that can be eliminated, to well understand the compensation you expect for the risk that you are taking, and create parameters/ disciplines for taking losses and protecting gains. The most common and best-known technique to manage risk is portfolio diversification. In my perception, it is misunderstood by many and often faultily applied. Conceptually, the goal is to add assets to your portfolio that are not correlated with each other, which move independently of each other yet are expected to appreciate. The idea is simple: if one asset falls in value, the other assets might not also fall in value as their price behavior is not related; yet, over time, both are expected to appreciate. True diversification is not realized in a traditional portfolio by adding more and more equities and bonds; true diversification is created by adding asset classes that have no or very low correlations to equities and bonds. Yes, alternative assets include: private equity, timberland, farmland, hedge funds, commodities, managed futures, etc.; they can be uncorrelated with each other and with bonds and equities. If you do not think this is what some of the smart money does, please Google the super endowment funds and research their portfolio allocations. Look at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. and you will get a better picture of how they have assets allocated into alternatives and how they have compounded at exceptional rates. Now, is equity and bond diversification within a portfolio a bad thing? No, not at all. It is still very much a goal. However, most people think diversifying their equities and bond holdings translates into owning hundreds of stocks and bonds (i.e. if diversifying is good, then having a gazillion stock or bond holdings is even betterright?). Quite possibly wrong. The problem is that the gazillion stocks can become unwieldy as the sheer number can prevent other very important management tools from being used. Further, at some point, the performance on such portfolio approaches the markets performance and any outperformance goals are dashed. Truth is that a great deal of equity diversification can be garnered from just 10 positions, diversified across industry sectors. Truth is that many a successful investor has shunned diversification beyond a handful of stocks; these investors do their homework and they place their bets, albeit very calculated bets. In his early years, Warren Buffett felt that he did best by really knowing, intimately knowing, just 10 companies. Over time, Berkshire Hathaways investment portfolio has much expanded. Still, compared to the number of holdings in a mutual fund, Berkshire is relatively concentrated. And, still, large investment bets are taken. For example, Mr. Buffett took sizeable positions in Goldman Sachs and GE during the financial collapse as he felt the risk/reward was compelling. So, in Mr. Buffetts world, getting the right reward for his risk is an extremely important element in risk management. He doesnt want to take risks without getting meaningful returns. He does not buy the market. He buys specific companies and he often uses convertible preferred stock/bonds to get certainty of income and while retaining equity upside. Money management is a critical tool for risk management. If you are a buy and hold investor, you are probably not using money management techniques. An alternative to til death do us part is cash management that limits losses and let profits run. One of the most common approaches in this regard is to place a stop loss on each position; it is often a percentage of the size of the portfolio that you are willing to lose in a particular position. For instance, for a $1 million portfolio, the maximum you might be willing to lose on any single investment could be $5,000, or $10,000 or $20,000but there is some dollar amount by which you have predetermined that you will exit. For an appreciated investment, you might want to raise the stop price to a level proportionate to the appreciation. The topic of risk management extends far beyond the tools mentioned above. It can include diversifying into different strategies such as covered call writing; it can mean trading your positions across various time frameworks (day trading versus medium term investing). It can mean exposure to multiple currencies. As many types of risks exist, there are strategies for eliminating/reducing such risks. You should consider the merit of using a variety of risk management practices for your portfolio. If you have not considered risk management previously, this column might serve as an impetus for beginning such a dialogue with your several investment managers. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options and offexchange foreign currency products. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. f r t t m t jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.


president and CEO of this commercial general contractor. The three finalists in the sixth annual awards competition will be honored at a business ethics roundtable luncheon at Florida Gulf Coast University, co-hosted by the Uncommon Friends Foundation and the FGCU College of Business, on Thursday, June 2. The winner will be announced at that night at the Uncommon Evening celebration at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Also part of the evening is the presentation of Character Education Teacher Awards, 25 scholarships and the honorary life membership to Gary Trippe, managing director of BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company. The public is invited to the Uncommon Evening beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Individual tickets are $60; tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Past recipients of the Business Ethics Award from the Uncommon Friends Foundation are HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., WilsonMiller Inc., Bonita Bay Group, Shell Point Retirement Community and Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. The foundation was established in 1993 with the mission to to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrows leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values that the late James Newton, an author and resident of Fort Myers Beach, discovered in five intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th century: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh. For tickets to Uncommon Evening or more information about the Uncommon Friends Foundation, call 337-9505 or visit ETHICSFrom page B1 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 Email : 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals A La Carte Tax & Financial ServicesBringing the Big Firm Experience to You Without the Big Firm PriceIs your life too taxing? Are you wasting cash on external advisors in a troubled economy? Are you unsure how to move forward? 239.674.7280Mention this ad, save 20% off your rst service Offer ends 6/1/11 The analysis provided by the BEA reveals that while Collier County topped Lee and Charlotte counties in terms of per capita personal income, Collier also registered the greatest decline in that regard. Per capita income in Collier in 2009 was $60,049, which represented a 5.7 percent decline from the previous year. The figure for Lee County was $40,750 a decrease of 4 percent from 2008. Charlotte County had the lowest per capita income of the three ($35,858), but, in a more positive light, posted the smallest decline at 1.6 percent. Florida, as a whole, saw per capita personal income drop by 2.3 percent, and the reduction nationally was 1.7 percent figures that by comparison underscore the magnitude of the economic collapse in Charlotte, Collier and Lee. The BEA calculates per capita income by using a formula based on the personal income of the residents of a given area divided by the resident population of the area. Midyear population estimates issued by the Census Bureau are used by the BEA to derive population totals. Total personal income in the three counties was diminished in the period from 2008 to 2009. Collier again had the unfortunate distinction of the leading in that category (down 4.8 percent), while Lee dropped by 4.3 percent and Charlottes decline was 2.1 percent. Statewide, the fall in total personal income was 2.3 percent and for the entire United States the figure was 1.7 percent. According to BEA, total personal income includes income received by all persons from all sources, which includes the sum of net earnings by place of residence, rental income of personals, personal dividend income, personal interest income and personal current transfer receipts. The report revealed that Collier County relinquished its top spot in terms of per capita personal income to Monroe County, which includes the Keys. The county now ranks second in this category. Still, despite the slippage, Colliers per capita income was 154 percent of the state average and 152 percent of the national average. Lee County ranked 13th among the states 67 counties in per capita income. Lees income was 105 percent of the statewide average and 103 percent of the national average. Charlotte County placed 22nd in the state in per capita income, which was 8 percent lower than the state average and 10 percent below the national figure. Earnings for dividends, interest and rent in 2009 tumbled by 7.2 percent in Lee; 8.1 percent in Collier; and 6.9 percent in Charlotte. Net earnings for 2009 dropped by 8.8 percent in Lee; by 5.8 percent in Charlotte; and by 4.9 percent in Collier. Statewide, net earnings for the same period were down 4.5 percent and nationally the decline was at 4 percent. The report also revealed some interesting anomalies. For example, while all three counties posted total personal income declines for the period of 2008 to 2009, these counties also had significant gains for the 10-year period beginning in 1999. Collier enjoyed an average annual growth rate of 7.4 percent for that period; Lee notched 7.2 percent growth; and Charlottes figure was an even 5 percent. Statewide, for the same period, average annual growth rate was 5.3 percent and for the United States as a whole it was 4.4 percent. These decade-long figures show just how strong the economic boom especially the building boom was in Southwest Florida. They, of course, also document how severe the downturn has been. On the plus side, even the data show that the current economic meltdown could not entirely erase the gains the counties made during more prosperous times. In 2009, Lee County, with the largest population, led the area in total personal income with a figure just below $24 billion (ranked eighth in the state). Collier Countys figure was slightly more than $19 billion (11th in the state), and Charlotte recorded a total of about $5.6 billion, which was 30th in the state. The BEA report studied more than 3,000 counties nationwide. Among large counties (those with populations exceeding 250,000), Oakland County (Michigan) showed the largest decline in personal income at 8.1 percent. Loudoun County (Virginia) had the greatest increase in income at 4.2 percent. In small counties (populations of 50,000 or less), declines in personal income were primarily related to variations in farm income. Growth slowed in all but one of the nations 255 largest counties, BEA concluded. Nationally, personal income, which had grown at 4 percent in 2008, declined 1.7 percent in 2009. Hidalgo County (Texas) posted the lowest per capita personal income in 2009 at $20,509. New York County (Manhattan) was the wealthiest at $105,554.Oil spill economicsIn a separate report, BEA took a look at the economic impact of the BP oil spill, which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. BP established an escrow account of $20 billion to speed up the payment process, although there continue to be complaints that the money is being doled out at snails pace. The report shows that payments escalated sharply as 2010 drew to a close. Fourth quarter payments were roughly five times the amount that had been paid in the second and third quarters. Florida collected 37 percent of the BP oil spill payments made in the fourth quarter last year, which was slightly more than Louisiana received (34 percent). The BEA tracked payments made to individuals and not to governments. Payments made in the fourth quarter to Louisiana residents increased the personal growth rate in that state by 0.3 percentage point, the BEA report stated. The payments did not add more than 0.1 percentage point to growth in any other state, the report added. Fourth quarter payments in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and other areas totaled nearly $1.76 billion dollars. Payouts in the previous two quarters amounted to about $560 million. Florida has collected approximately $800 million in payments, with $678 million being paid out in the fourth quarter alone. The BEA is part of the United States Department of Commerce. It was founded in 1972, and its primary responsibility is to produce statistical reports that enable governments and businesses to track economic performance. NUMBERSFrom page B1

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Free for SWFEA members, $25 for HR Collier and Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce members, and $30 for others. Call 285-4777 or visit The Certified Financial Analysts Society o f Naples meets for luncheon and a program titled The Evolving World of Equity Indexing at noon Tuesday, May 10, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Guest speaker Greg Savage is a senior portfolio manager at iShares. 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 The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of C ommerce presents Understanding Business in China, a workshop presented by attorney John Tang and CPA Mike Briers, from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the chamber. Cost is $10. Coffee, fruit and pastries will be served. Register by calling 992-2943 or visiting The East Naples Merchants Associa tion meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 BUSINESS B7 The Barristers Ball for the Legal Aid Society of Collier CountyNETWORKING Linda Vaughan, Mitchell Dannenberg, Cynthia Carlson, Jonathan Gopman, Tara Mucha Herman and Barbara Tarnow Jacqueline Denton, Michael Traficante Jeff Ahren, John Paulich III and Fr. Michael Orsi Starling Hendriks, Roger and Maggie McMorrow Craig Hendriks, Robert and Stacey Bulloch Hon. Janeice Martin and Carol OCallaghan Jody Shulman, Catherine Frommer and Terri Miller Amy and Sam Saad, Reuben and Meredith Doupe Kelley Price and Christine Green Brandy Woodson and Robin Doyle Hon. Cynthia Pivacek and Larry Pivacek PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 35 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Wake Up with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive leadership breakfast for the Collier County Heart Walk NETWORKING BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Michael Reagen, Bill Spinelli and Michael Wynn 2. Blase Ciabaton, Julie McMadden, Jason Manwell and Jordi Tejero 3. Anke Stugk and Aysegul Timur 4. Vicki Tracy and Reg Buxton 5. Michele Harrison, Brenda Talbert and Randy Thomas 6. Edward Morton and Geoffrey Moebius 7. Lisa Swirda, Don Neer, Kathy Swank and Sandra Calad 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@ Phil Dutcher and Geoff Moebius Andrea Marsh and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk Norm Gentry, Rod Hansen and Ben Barbieri Damon Romanello, Reggie Morgan and Mike Clark 1 35 67 4 2


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Famed photojournalist focuses on von Liebig exhibitMICHE BRADEN BRINGS BLUESWOMAN BESSIE SMITH TO LIFE BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Miche Braden as Bessie SmithI JUST WANT TO OOZE SEX! MICHE Braden declares about her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in The Devils Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith. The title character was very sexy, the actress/singer adds. She was bigger than life. When she walked into a room, she took it over and her talent was just as big. Everything she sang oozed sex. BY BY BY BY Y Y N N N N AN AN AN AN AN AN N N A A CY CY CY Y C Y S S S S S S S TE TE TE E TE T T T T TS TS TS T TS TS ON ON ON O O O O O N N nst nst nst nst nst ns ets ets ets et ets on@ on@ on@ on on@ on@ on@ on@ on@ o o o o o rid rid rid d ri d awe awe awe w aw we awe we e ekl ekl ekl ek ek l l y. y.c y.c y.c y.c y.c y.c om om om om m m m I I I I I J J J J J J US US US U U T T T T T WA WA WA WA WA WA NT NT NT NT NT T T T T O O O O OO OO OO OO O OO O ZE ZE ZE Z Z ZE E E E E E S S S S S S S S EX EX EX EX EX EX EX E ! ! M M M M M M M M M M M IC IC IC C HE HE HE H H H Br Br Br B B B B Br Br Br ad ad d d ad ad a d en en en n en e en n n n d d d d d d ec ec ec c c e la la la la la la re re re re r s s s s s ab ab ab ab b ab a ou ou ou u u t t t t he he he he h e he he e e r r r r po po po po o po p rt rt rt rt r r t r ra ra ra r r ya ya ya ya ya ya a a a l l l l l l of o of of o of o b b b b b b b b b b b lu lu lu u lu lu lu l lu l u es es es s s s s s in in in in in n ge ge ge ge ge e r r r r r Be Be Be Be Be ss ss ss ss ss ss s ss s s ie ie ie i e e e e S S S S S S S mi mi mi mi mi i m th th th t th th h i i i i n n n n n T T T T T T T T T T he he e h he he he he he e h h De De De D De D D D D De D vi vi vi v l l l s s s s s Mu Mu Mu Mu M M Mu M si si si si s s c: c: c: c: c T T T T T he he he h h he L L L L L if if if if i if f e e e e e e an an an n n n d d d d d d d Bl Bl Bl B B ue ue ue e e s s s of of of of f of of of BY BY B BY BY N N N N AN AN AN N N AN N N N CY CY CY Y CY Y S S S S TE TE TE TE T E TS TS TS T S ON ON ON ON N O SEE MUSIC, C4 Just imagine documenting the Beatles first tour to the United States. Or being in the room when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, beside Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Jr.s funeral or on the streets following the destruction of the World Trade Center towers. Over the last six decades, photographer Harry Benson has been there, done that, in addition to capturing formal images of icons including Oprah Winfrey, Winston Churchill, Michael Jackson and Queen Elizabeth II. Among Mr. Bensons latest assignments was jurying Camera USA for the Naples Art Association. The NAAs NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 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 BY SARA DEWBERRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Harry Benson SEE BENSON, C4 COURTESY PHOTOSCOURTESY PHOTOTo William and Kate!A Neapolitan nod to the Royal Wedding, and more fun around town. C21, 23, 25 Say what?The farcical frenzy of Rumors isnt quite the Neil Simon you might expect. C8 A prime choiceFlemings has all the ingredients of a classic steakhouse. C27

PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 The dating twinkle SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON Once a month, I attend a networking social that is a sort of singles club masquerading as highbrow cultural exchange. The group draws together the kind of people who have lived abroad, who like to smoke cigarettes and complain about the current state of things while sipping overpriced drinks at the bar. I fit awkwardly into these soirees, but I follow my friends there. Plus, theres always the chance of meeting someone interesting. At the last event, I ordered my own expensive cocktail and chatted with friends in a cloud of self-righteous cigarette smoke. They talked politics and the environment, world affairs and international development. I tried to figure out how a mojito cost $10. We lingered by the bar and chatted with the new people who passed: a young entrepreneur, a 30-something reporter. The entrepreneur was visiting from Korea but had to duck out for another, apparently more appealing, affair. He asked for my cell phone number on his way out and blew kisses at each of my cheeks. Well do dinner, he said. I love dinners, I said. He ta-taed his fingers at our group and left. Across the bar, a man drew heavily on his cigarette and sent smoldering looks in our direction. Another young man came into our circle. He was a friend of a friend of one of the women, and they struck up a deep conversation about charitable giving. He was tall and slim with long, delicate hands and hair like copper wire. I listened with half an ear, but mostly I spied on the dark stranger across the bar. He was older than my crowd with hair gone gray at the temples. An early gray, but enough to call salt and pepper. He didnt speak to anyone at the gathering, just smoked cigarette after cigarette and gazed intently at the space above our heads. At the end of the night, my friends all air-kissed each others cheeks and made our way out of the bar. I glanced over my shoulder, wondering if the enigmatic stranger might approach at the final moment, but he had already slipped away from the party. He must have gone straight home and directly to his computer because in the morning I had a new message in my inbox: Xavier has twinkled you. Twinkled? To attend the monthly gatherings, members must sign up through an online system that displays our photo and contact information. Xavier apparently the name of the man across the bar searched for me after the cocktail event and sent the online equivalent of a wink. I wanted to be flattered, impressed that the stranger who looked so intense had signaled his interest. But the truth is his approach was gutless. Chatting someone up in person takes courage. Thats why women respond to the men who have the gumption to try. The young entrepreneur had it. The do-gooder, too. But the chain-smoking introvert across the way? Not so much. In the end, I ignored his online overture. He hadnt even dared to send a message. No risk, no reward, as they say. Anyway, its hard to be impressed by a man who begins things with a twinkle. e kl y .co m NA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A PL L PL L PL L L L L L PL L PL PL L L L L PL PL PL PL L PL PL PL PL PL PL L L PL P PL PL L P P PL L PL L PL PL P L PL PL PL P P PL P P P PL PL P P PL PL P PL P L P P L PL L L L PL L L PL P PL L L L PL PL P PL L L L P P P P P L L L P P L L L L L L L L ES ES E ES ES ES E ES ES ES ES S ES ES ES ES S S ES E ES ES S E ES ES ES ES ES E S S S ES ES ES ES ES ES ES ES S S ES ES ES ES ES S ES ES ES ES ES S E E ES S E ES ES S ES E ES S S ES S ES S S ES ES ES S ES S S ES S ES ES S S S S ES S ES ES ES ES E E E ES ES ES S S S S S S E S S S S S E E E S S S S ES E E E S ES S S E ES S E E S E E E E S S S F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F LO L L L L L L L RIDA WEEKL Y ...its hard to be impressed by a man who begins things with a twinkle...


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 C3 What Will Your Legacy Be? Spending time with a child can be one of the most rewarding legacies a grandparent can provide, but saving a childs life may be your greatest of gifts. We are building a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida that will provide 148 beds and all of the specialty services to treat the most critically-ill children and their families. As the only Childrens Hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami, we provide treatment programs and lifesaving care to infants and children from Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. We hope you will join us in helping to create a brighter and healthier future for the children of our community. For more information on how you can save a childs life through a personal, corporate or legacy gift to e Childr ens Hospital of Southwest Florida please call 239-343-6950. Thanks to all of our fans for making our 2011 opening season a HUGE success!We are in the playoffs!! COLLIER CARNAGE Ricardo Skerrett Law Firm 98.9 The Dave Elliot ShowBONITA CHIROPRACTIC CENTEROur 2012 home eld will be Fleishman Park in beautiful downtown Naples! If you are interested in being a Carnage 2012 volunteer please call 239-682-4054 Thank you to all of our 2011 sponsors, we couldnt have done this without you! Please visit our new website at for playoff game schedules, current standings, and future tryout info. Big hats, mint juleps and Southern charm will take over Fifth Avenue South for Derby Fest on Fifth Saturday, May 7. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the avenue will transformed into a series of dinner lounges along the center of the street, with 20 restaurants offering special prix fixe dinner menus from $25-$60 per person for reserved, on-street dining. Guests will be treated to complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides and will be welcomes with a mint julep cocktail and a rose. Live jazz along the length of the avenue will be by musicians including Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and Dan Heck. Naples Art Association members will create caricatures and sketches, and three-dimensional artists will demonstrate their craft. The Naples Players will perform spontaneous small performances within and around the dining lounges. Proceeds from the evening will the NAA and The Naples Players. The idea for transforming all of Fifth Avenue into a Run for the Roses dining lounge started with the Films and Flavors event that was such a success last fall, Gligor Tuparov of Vergina restaurant explains. People loved the idea of dining in the center of the street, and the last event sold out quickly, Mr. Tuparov says. This time we have even more restaurants participating. Combined with the most popular Naples jazz groups and other entertainment on the street, we expect a great turnout. Reservations are required for on-street dining and should be made directly with participating restaurants. Seating is limited. Derby Fest on Fifth participating restaurants and their per-person dinner prices are: Altins Cafe & Grill $35; 261-5853 Avenue Wine Caf $25; 403-9463 Bella Maria; $50 403-7222 Bellini on Fifth $50; 261-1117 Bistro 821; $55 61-5821 Caf Luna; $50 213-2212 Caf Lurcat; $60 213-3357 Chops City Grill $50; 262-4677 Fifth Avenue Coffee Company $25; 261-5757 McCabes Irish Pub and Grill $40; 403-7170 Pazzo! Cucina Italiana $40; 434-8494 Ristorante DAngeli $40; 262-1920 Rons Pizza $35; 384-9393 The Brick $35; 692-8755 Trulucks $50; 530-3131 Vergina $50; 659-7008 Yabba Island Grill $40; 262-5787 For more information, visit www. Derby Fest on Fifth promises dining, big hats and mint juleps

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Ms. Braden stars as the legendary Ms. Smith, the Empress of the Blues, May 6-22 at Florida Repertory Theatre. A big influenceBessie Smith was popular in the roaring 1920s and the s. Her first record, Downhearted Blues, was a big hit, eventually earning the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of 500 songs that shaped rock n roll. She made a film appearance in 1929 in St. Louis Blues, and she recorded a number of songs with Louis Amstrong. Her singing influenced Billie Holiday and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, among others. Billie wanted a voice like Bessie, but she didnt have it, Ms. Braden says. Mahalia made no bones about the fact that she used to listen to Bessie when she was growing up in Louisiana. Mahalia sang to the glory of the Lord, but you change the words, and youre back at the blues again. Its the chicken or the egg you dont know which came first, blues or gospel. Ms. Smith also greatly influenced Janis Joplin. Ms. Braden notes that Ms. Joplin, upon discovering that her idols grave had no tombstone, purchased one for her. Her songs were raunchy, full of double entendres. You know what that innuendo is, then you know shes talking about certain things, Ms. Braden says, citing Empty Bed Blues and its references to deep sea diving and coffee grinding. Ms. Braden has portrayed other blues singers, including Ms. Holiday, Ma Rainey and Valaida Snow, and has been performing The Devils Music for the past 10 years. The New York Daily News named it third of the top 10 Off-Broadway shows in 2001, and her portrayal earned her a Carbonell nomination (South Floridas version of the Tonys) and a nomination for the Connecticut Critics Award. She and director Joe Brancato met 20 years ago. Weve been tight ever since, she says. I call him my brother. When Mr. Brancato asked her 13 years ago who shed most like to play, she recalls, her instant reply was: Bessie Smith. The two of them hoped to write the play themselves, but when they couldnt find the time to do so, Mr. Brancato commissioned Angelo Parra to write it. Over a two-year span, the three met numerous times to go over various versions of the play, Ms. Braden says. At one point, she adds, the show had multiple characters. The final version has Ms. Smith giving an informal concert at a buffet flat. She had been booked to perform at a white theater earlier that evening, but when they wouldnt allow her to walk through the front door because she was black, Ms. Smith walked out. A buffet flat, Ms. Braden explains, is a good-time flat, but it was basically a house that was opened up, that would house you. It would have beds, because there were places you couldnt stay unless you were white. It had entertainment, gambling, food and sexual favors. You might pay a price at the door. One number she sings, Soft Pedal Blues, is about putting the soft pedal on, she says. You cant make a lot of noise because its after hours.Theater, with musicThe show consists of more than a dozen songs, with Ms. Braden accompanied on stage by pianist Aaron Graves, saxophonist Anthony Nelson and standup bassist James Hinkins (who is her uncle). The audience becomes the patrons of the buffet flat. Theres no fourth wall, Ms. Braden says, adding Ms. Smith is speaking her mind, because shes with her own folks. Shes cussing, everything. Shes not holding anything back. Shes also drinking freely throughout the night. Bessie loved hooch, she says. The show is not a concert. Nor is it cabaret or a jukebox musical. It is definitely theater, with a lot of music. Its an evening of entertainment. You see all the craziness she goes through She didnt hold back anything. She lived her life to the fullest, as she could see. Florida Reps advertising warns that the show contains adult language. Some people dont bring their kids, because of the cussing, Ms. Braden says. But they hear a lot of it in school. Its not anything they havent heard. That was her nature. That was how she was.Back to her rootsMs. Braden herself has made her living as a jazz singer and club entertainer, so shes accustomed to telling stories in between songs. There was music all around me all the time, growing up, she says. She was raised in Detroit, by parents who were both musicians. Her father sang and directed the choir, and her mother played pipe organ. When Paul Robeson came to town, he didnt bring his accompanist; my mother played for him, she says. My uncle played with all these different jazz people, people I worked with when I got older. I was always exposed to it. I think my growing up in Detroit is the reason I am who I am now. I was around some of the greatest musicians in the world. The Motown musicians were my daddies: Earl Van Dyke, Thomas Beans Bowles, Uriel Jones, who played drums. Mr. Van Dyke was head of the Funk Brothers, who were the session musicians who played for Motown Records. I was their band singer when they did gigs, Ms. Braden says. And Thomas Beans Bowles son was her second husband. In addition to performing in plays and teaching music (including classes in Belgium and Japan), Ms. Braden has a creative arts ministry at her church, Unity Fellowship Church of New Brunswick, N.J. Were very small, but we draw a lot of artists, including singers, musicians, writers, clothing designers, she says. I like to study the history of musicians, their life, what inspired their music. Ms. Smith, she says, didnt just sing a couple of songs. She has a whole production. The kids today couldnt hold a candle to Bessie. She had dancers, comedians, vaudeville acts, a whole production. She was the top of the line in her day. She had a voice! They didnt have a lot of amplification in those days, and she didnt need it. She was a powerhouse. Like Aretha (Franklin) now, or Jennifer Hudson. A belter! And she belted soprano. Everything she sang was a belt. According to Ms. Braden, Ms. Smith was one of the wealthiest black entertainers of her day, earning about $2,000 a week in her heyday. Were talking about right after the Depression, and shes making that kind of money. She even had her own railroad car at one point a creative way of having a place to stay when most hotels were whites only. She was an innovator, she adds. If it was new, she was doing it. She was top dog in that era Like Tina Turner, bringing in thousands and thousands of people to a concert. She took the blues and made it the art form that is with us today. MUSICFrom page C1first all-photograph show, the exhibit opens at The von Liebig Art Center on Friday, May 13. Mr. Benson will deliver a lecture about his career at 4 p.m., and the opening reception will be from 5:307:30 p.m. Originally from Scotland, Mr. Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964 to document their first and third U.S. tours. He has photographed every U.S. president from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama, and his work is a part of the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He photographed for LIFE magazine from 1970-2000 and is presently under contract with Vanity Fair. Mr. Bensons lecture is sponsored by the Naples Garden Club. Professional and amateur photographers from 24 states submitted images for juried review to be considered for the Camera USA exhibit. Subject matter varied from scenic shots of the California coast to botanical close-ups, selfportraits and pets. Submissions included collages, digitally enhanced photographs, traditional 35mm work and unaltered snapshots. One overall winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize and a trip to Naples. The Camera USA exhibition and grand prize award are sponsored by Physicians Regional Heathcare System, City Mattress, Publix Super Markets Charities, the Naples Daily News, Susan H. Earl and an anonymous donor. BENSONFrom page C1COURTESY PHOTOMiche Braden stars in Florida Repertory Theatres The Devils Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, opening May 6. >> The Devils Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith >> When: May 6-22 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First St., Fort Myers >> Tickets: $39, $44 and $20 (May 5 preview, $20 and $25) >> Info: 332-4488 or www. in the know >> Harry Benson: 60 Years in Photography >> When: 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 >> Cost: $10 for Naples Art Association member, $15 for others >> Also: Opening reception for Camera USA >> When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 >> Cost: Free for NAA members, $10 for others >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center >> Info: Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling 262-6517, ext. 100, or visiting in the know


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PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Seafood Tasting! Wednesday, 5/25/11, 5:30-7:30pm WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets May 6: Collier County Student Art Show. Rookery Bay. 417-6310 or May 6-8: Passages of Time: History Through Our Eyes. Guess-Fisher Gallery. 659-2787 or May 6-8: Historic Palm Cottage Tours. Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or May 6-8: Uncommon Everglades. Museum of the Everglades. 695-0008 or May 6-8: Exhibit: Paint, Pastel, Pencil, Pen. Rosen Gallery & Studios. 821-1061 or May 7-8: Storytime in the Childrens Garden. Naples Botanical Garden. 6437275 or Theater Beehive: The s Musical! By TheatreZone in the G&L Theater, through May 15. (888) 066-3352 or www. Rumors By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through May 15. 263-7990 or The Devils Music The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith through May 22 at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or See story page C1. Rent At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 14. 2784422 or 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, Fort Myers, through May 13. 278-4422 or Thursday, May 5 Unreal & Unlikely Magician Joshua Jay performs at 6 and 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday at The Norris Center. $40. Look Whos 40 Earth, Wind & Fire brings its 40th anniversary show to the Barbara B. Man Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Time For Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 26100 Old 41. Learn to paint in one setting, and enjoy dinner while youre there. 495-8989 or Cinco de Mayo Blue Agave celebrates Cinco de Mayo all day today and Friday with giveaways and contests. On Friday, Smokin Joe appears at 5:30 p.m. and DJ Express takes the stage at 9 p.m. 3785 Tamiami Trail E. 262-2582. Night Out Village Nights runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. Friday, May 6 Hot Wheels The Cool Cruisers Car Show runs from noon-5 p.m. down 10th Street to Fifth Avenue South and then along Third Street to Crayton Cove. 263-9448. Pet Party Its Yappy Hour from 2-7 p.m. 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 naples@ Where For Art Thou? The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Romeo, Juliet & More! tonight and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Fort Myers Art Night Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Student Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the Student Showcase Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. 495-8989 or www. TGI Friday Mercato hosts First Friday with entertainment and more fun from 6-9 p.m. 403-2218. Saturday, May 7 Family Fun The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples presents a Vet Clinic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mercato. Kids can learn about being a responsible pet parent and make a pet puppet. 514-0084. Comic Book Day Its Comic Book Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Comics, Cards And Stuff, 3563 Fowler St., Fort Myers. 939-0878 or fortmyerscomics. Out Of The Closet Learn how to Simplify Your Life and Dress Like a French Woman during a free program by professional organizer Marla Ottenstein at 11 a.m. at the Miromar Design Center. Blues & Food Blues, Brews and BBQ takes place today and Sunday at Tin City, complete with live music, beer, barbecue, blue crabs and Crazy Crab Races. 262-4200. Derby Day Derby Fest on Fifth including dining on the street along Fifth Avenue South. See story on page C3. Blues Tunes Little Eddie & The Fat Fingers perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Reservations suggested. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, May 8 Take Mom To The Flowers Moms get in free when accompanied by kids or grandkids at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275 or Jazz It Up The Naples Daily News Jazz Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 435-3493. Evensong Service Trinityby-the-Cove presents a choral Evensong service at 4 p.m. 533 Galleon Dr. 262-6581, ext. 207. Majors & Minors Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra join professionals from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in the final Major/ Minor Concert of the season at 7 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or Monday, May 9 More Jazz The Golden Gate High School Jazz Band performs from 6-7:30 p.m. in the band shell at the Cambier Park. Movie Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents The Last Station at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $8. 495-8989 or Tuesday, May 10 More Movies Watch Departures at 6:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Wednesday, May 11 Catch This Departure See Departures at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-0177. A Little Bit Country Kris Kristofferson and John Prine take the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Local History Naples Cultural Landscape/Naples Backyard History shows history films from 7-9:30 p.m. on Third Street South from Broad Avenue South to 12th Avenue South. 777-2281. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic/singer/songwriter night from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Book Chat A Readers Roundtable Book Discussion starts at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Golden Gate Branch Library, 2432 Lucerne Road. Share a favorite book with other readers and enjoy refreshments. 252-4542. 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 at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts on May 13. 597-1900 or Island Tunes Members of Jimmy Buffetts Coral Reefer Band and the Danny Morgan Band headline Rockin In the Tropics from 1-5 p.m. May 14 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Its a benefit for HOPE Clubhouse. $50. 267-1777 or 472-7211. t y e 4 i A B w t L The Fab Four brings John, Paul, Ringo and George to life with songs from I Wanna Hold Your Hand to Hey Jude. Coming May 19 to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the show includes three costume changes reflecting the different eras of the Beatles career. 597-1900 or PHOTO


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! May 5th WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS: RED, WHITE AND TUNAMay 7th DERBY DAY AT THE TROPICMay 7th 16TH ANNUAL TREE GIVEAWAYMay 11th CASA MARINA PROSTART FUNDRAISERMay 14st HARRY S. TRUMAN LEGACY SYMPOSIUM $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers. 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K K K K K K W W W W W W E E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 ww ww w w. se se k ak ak ey ey we we t st st ex ex pr pr es es s s. co co m m Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 C7 WHAT TO DO Make A Splash The 35th annual Great Dock Canoe Race takes place May 14 at Riverwalk. 263-2734. See story page A18. Art Night Art After Dark runs from 6-9 p.m. May 14 on Eighth Street and 12th Avenue South. Stroll the galleries of Crayton Cove and meet the artists. 659-2787. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz from 1-3 p.m. May 14 at The Norris Center. $10. 213-3049. Long Live The King Elvis impersonators Mike Albert and Scot Bruce present Love Me Tender show at at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Magic Carpet Members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra brass section host the Magic Carpet program for families at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Bike Night Downtown Fort Myers is the scene of Bike Night from 6-10 p.m. May 14. 1-855-732-3836. Museum Day The Naples Museum of Art hosts a free-admission Family Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, face painting, portrait sketches, folk tales and more. 597-1900. Author Signing Unity Church presents Be Your Vibrant Potential, a workshop and book signing with Laurie Martin, from noon-1:30 p.m. May 15 at 2000 Unity Way. $25. 775 -3009, ext. 111 or www. Country Time The Lakeside Country Bash starts at 4:30 p.m. May 15 at Lakes Park, Fort Myers. Hear Darius Rucker, Uncle Kracker, American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox and the Dirt Drifters. $40 in advance; $45 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. or Classic Reading By ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Just A Taste Taste of the Beach runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 15 at Bay Oaks Recreation Center on Fort Myers Beach. 454-7500. Classic Sounds ArtsNaples presents An Evening with Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. May 16 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 444-1400. Choir Sings The Bethany Lutheran College Choirs perform at 7 p.m. May 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church. 597-4091. French Masterpieces 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 Glades Program Eye of the Beholder: The Everglades starts at 2 p.m. May 17 at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177. Foreign Film Catch a screening of Departures at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272. Country & Blues Bonnie Raitt takes the stage at 8 p.m. May 18 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Send calendar listings to Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. No pdfs.

PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. ARTS COMMENTARY Rumors begins mid-frenzy. Chris and Ken have shown up for their friends 25th wedding anniversary. Theyre obscenely on time, so theyre the only guests to arrive so far. But as they drove up, they heard a gun shot. Running into the house, they discovered their friend Charlie had just shot himself through the earlobe, in a possible suicide attempt. Neither his wife nor the help are anywhere to be found. Both lawyers, Chris and Ken agree its important to keep the incident under wraps. They wont say anything to the other guests when they arrive, though they have to concoct some kind of story to explain the missing hosts. Its a strange opening for a farce, though truthfully, the premise for most any farce melts like wet sugar when examined too closely. Rumors is no exception. Its Neil Simons first and only farce, and according to director Pat Ashtons program notes, Mr. Simon has said it was the hardest play he ever wrote. It shows, because it doesnt work as well as his autobiographical plays such as Lost in Yonkers, Broadway Bound and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His hand isnt as sure in this one, the jokes not as consistent. Scenic designer Todd Potter has given us a two-tiered set with multiple doors that arent used to great effect; theyre not manically slammed as much as those in other farces. Its a sedate almost-to-thepoint-of-boring, upper-class living room in quiet beiges and neutral colors. Chris, deftly played by Bonnie Knapp, is panicked by what has happened even though shes not quite sure what exactly has taken place and craves a cigarette, though she quit smoking 18 months ago. Its a running joke throughout the play, and Ms. Knapp makes it work. Ms. Knapp is a skilled actor who can make you laugh at lines even when theyre not that funny. You like her character instantly. Stan Zawatsky, who plays Ken, is not as fortunate. The playwright gives him temporary hearing loss for part of the play, and Mr. Zawatsky is stuck with mishearing sentences and words and repeating things others have just said. (As he cant hear well, he doesnt know theyve just said what hes saying.) Its not very funny. The action livens up when another couple, Claire (Diane Davis) and Lenny (Michael Hennessey) arrives. Theyre the funniest couple in the entire cast, and they play their roles to the hilt. Mr. Hennesseys character is hunched over from a recent car accident and speaks with a thick New York accent. Its almost as if hes channeling Nixon, if Nixon had come from the Bronx. Sometimes his character is a little too overbearing; it mightve been more effective if hed used a slightly lighter touch. Ms. Davis, on the other hand, is delightfully droll and delivers her lines so they hit your laugh button ev ery single time. Shes so wonderful that you want to wrap her up and take her home with you. Her comedic timing and delivery are impeccable. She stands up to her blustering husband and can cut him down with just a look or a sentence. Its also highly entertaining to see Ms. Davis and Ms. Knapp work off of each other onstage. Naples Players veterans Ann Hoover and Jim Corsica make up a third couple. Ms. Hoover is cast in one of those kooky roles in which she so excels; this time, shes Cookie, a TV chef who seems to be based on Paula Deen. Costume designer Dot Auchmoody has given her a white wig and an outrageous costume thats meant to be a 60-year-old Russian dress, complete with scarlet petticoat. Ms. Hoover doesnt have as many lines as some of the others, but she makes the most of the ones she has, delivering them with skewed wide-eyed navet. Mr. Corsicas character is a little more difficult to get a grasp on. Hes a therapist, but not very aware or intuitive; perhaps thats Mr. Simons running joke about the character. Mr. Corsica does manage to get off some humorous lines, including one of the evenings funniest: a variation on a much-used curse word that definitely cant be printed in this paper. In fact, theres more cursing in Rumors than Ive heard in any other Neil Simon play, but the mostly older audience didnt seem to flinch one bit. They also loved the bathroom jokes and comments referring to bodily functions. The last couple of the evening, Glenn (Matt Flynn) and Cassie (Bianca Embley), show up much later in the farce. Unfortunately, their arrival causes a lull in the action and in the humor as, having the stage to themselves, the two squabble and present Mr. Simons pages of dialogue of back-story. This is Mr. Flynns first time on the Blackburn Hall stage hes The Naples Players technical director and he acquits himself well. British actor Ms. Embley makes her Naples Players debut with this show. While theres fire there, theres not quite enough volume or projection when she speaks. I hope she plays her character bigger as the production continues. Mr. Simon has also loaded her character down with some nonsense about crystals and losing one down the toilet. The four couples misrepresent facts and outright lie to each other and, as is the way in farces, misunderstand each other. And although the men look dashing in their tuxes, its the women who do the heavy comedic lifting in this play. Because the show was written in 1988, director Pat Ashton has updated some of the lines, even including an allusion to the movie Inception (an allusion that garnered no laughs the night I saw the play). Rumors is a kind of hybrid: part drawing-room comedy, part farce, part slapstick. There are some great laughs, times when its mildly amusing and others where Mr. Simons jokes sink like anchors in the water. Theres also a wonderful scene in which all the characters start dancing (I wish it had gone on longer). But The Naples Players know their audience, and this is exactly the type of thing they enjoy: mindless fluff with some great lines and some really good laughs. nancySTETSON Spread the word: Rumors isnt the Neil Simon you expectTop: Diane Davis, Shelly Gothard, Bonnie Knapp, Stan Zawatsky and Joe Loiacono Above: Diane Davis and Michael Hennessey >>Rumors >> When: Through May 15 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >> Cost: $30; $10 for students >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know r y. e n t e s iShllGthdBiKStZtkdJLi


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Hot Nightswith CoolSummer Sounds!2011 Shell Point Summer Concert Series Individual Concerts$15 Entire Series$35 Dan McMillion Jazz OrchestraTuesday, June 14, 2011Join us for a tribute to the Great Jazz Orchestras. Grammy nominated leader, Dan McMillion, has played with some of the greats in jazz including Joe Williams, Peggy Lee, Carmen McCrae, and the Four Freshmen. Crossroads QuartetFriday, July 22, 2011The Crossroads Quartet is a highly anticipated new vocal quartet steeped in tradition of the Barbershop genre. Crossroads entertains with a wide variety of musical styles in addition to Barbershop, including vocalizing, Blues, Gospel, standards from the Great American Song Book, and Pop Classics. Reiko, Violinist and Friends A Night of favorite Classical & PopsThursday, August 18, 2011Since 1982, Reiko has been the Concert Master of the Southwest Florida Symphony and has been one of the most prominent freelance violinists in the county. Reiko and friends will present a concert of both classical and popular favorites. General Seating Concerts begin 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Call 454-2067 for Tickets & Info 2011 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-468-11visit Series Tickets$35 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 C11 Fast Five begins with a jaw dropping, stunningly ridiculous and entertaining action scene thats just as impressive as anything the franchise has done. If you like the high-octane action and absurdity of the sequence, youll like the movie. If not, youre in the wrong theater. And what were you expecting? Heres the thing: Fast Five is not well acted, written or directed. The story is clumsily plotted, things occur via happenstance for the convenience of the plot, and at 130 minutes its too long. But the action, girls and inordinate amount of machismo oozing from the screen at every second were enough to win me over. Brian (Paul Walker), Dom (Vin Diesel) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) are on the run after breaking Dom out of prison, and are hiding in Rio looking for the clich one last job to set them free. On their trail are Rio underworld kingpin Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), from whom the guys have stolen a prized possession, and Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), whos the guy the FBI calls when they cant find someone, according to Brian. It turns out the one last job is stealing Reyes money, which allows director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan to bring back some old characters to team up with Brian and Dom to pull off the heist. Even if you barely remember the characters from the four prior films, its fun to see Vince (Matt Schulze), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Han (Sun Kang), Tej (Chris Ludacris Bridges) and Gisele (Gal Gadot) back in the fold in what becomes an Oceans 11-style caper with elaborate car chases and fights. Speaking of fights, ther es a doozey between Mr. Diesel and Mr. Johnson, and darn if it isnt a thrill to see the only two muscle-bound action stars in the world duke it out. To his credit, Mr. Johnson plays his role with great intensity, and is a great foil to Brian and Dom. The other actors might just be looking pretty or acting tough, but with Mr. Johnson you can almost feel his determined energy, and the movie is better because of it. And then theres the story, in which very little happens organically and a whole lot happens via contrivance in order to keep everyone on the same page. Ordinarily the filmmakers should be berated for attempting to do this much, but its done in such a harmlessly entertaining, popcorn-munching way that all you can do is sit back and smile. Fast Five is what it is: a big, loud action piece full of adrenaline and testosterone. And thats all it aspires to be. If you see it with anyone who bashes it for poor character development and thin storytelling, just decide hes an idiot and vow never to discuss an action movie with him again. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Morgan Spurlock, J.J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino) Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) examines product placement in the entertainment industry as he makes a movie funded entirely by the companies sponsoring the film. Mr. Spurlock gets torn between exposing the evils of product placement and becoming the manifestation of what product placement can do. Its a fascinating duplicity, for sure. Rated PG-13.Water For Elephants (Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz) A veterinary school dropout (Mr. Pattinson) joins a traveling circus and falls in love with the star attraction/ boss (Mr. Waltz) wife, Marlena (Ms. Witherspoon). Its a bit long, but its also a strong drama thats nicely acted, which we expect from Oscar winners Ms. Witherspoon and Mr. Waltz but are pleasantly surprised to get from Mr. Pattinson (Twilight). Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Fast Five REVIEWED BY DAN ............ Is it worth $10? Yes >> Nearly 200 cars were destroyed during the production of Fast Five but dont worry, car lovers: Duplicates stood in for the high-end cars (the Ford GT40 is valued at $2 million) during race sequences. in the know danHUDAK


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 BOAT RENTALS 239-530-5134 RATES: The Naples Museum of Art celebrates aspiring young artists in the third annual Student Art Exhibition on display in the Philharmonic Center for the Arts galleries through May 15.Works by 40 students from kindergarten through 12th grade, from private and public schools in Collier County, were selected by art teachers to be part of this showcase of young, local talent. A wide variety of media is represented, from painting and drawing to textiles and photography.High school seniors Logan Peters of Lely, Oscar Santiago of Golden Gate and Danielle Solis Barron Collier were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships to help them continue their arts education.Free Family DayThe Naples Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.Families are especially welcome for Free Family Day on Saturday, May 14, when admission is free (normal Student art in the spotlightSEE STUDENT, C15 ography illlf COURTESY PHOTOSRainbow Fish, by Hannah Hendry, second grade, Naples Christian Academy The Met, by Alex Eynon, 12th grade, Community School of Naples


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 C19 WINE BEER TASTINGS MOTHERS DAY More than merely convincing are Mr. Macombers descriptions of devastating storms, devastated ships, exotic vistas, voodoo belief and near death by poisoning. His mastery of the eras seamanship, navigation and technology underpins harrowing narrations of human stamina and willpower pushed to the limits. At times, the amount of minute detail threatens to stall the narratives pace, but the authors steady hand adjusts the sails and rights the course. Skillful as well are Mr. Macombers handling of characterization and of the several important relationships in the novel. The nature of the long-tested comradeship between Wake and Rork, the ebbs and flows in the romance between Wake and the lovely Cynda, and even the respectful rivalry between Wake and a Russian spy posing as a Frenchman all serve to draw readers into a vanished world that this award-winning writer brings back to life. Fortunately, the discoveries Wake makes about the political conflicts playing out in remote corners of the Caribbean will serve him well when he needs to escape from the likely consequences of his nonstop dereliction of duty. He has fresh information for the Office of Naval Intelligence, including news about a stunning invention in the hands of a mad anarchist. Properly apologetic to his superiors, he is given enough rope for his exploits to amuse and educate readers for years to come. Get to know more about Robert Macombers distinctive series of historical novels at Philip K. Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text.WRITERSFrom page C18 han o f t sh i p of b e t an d W a a n b e po t o w w W c c s t s This Mothers Day Make it your Mission to fight heart disease in women! Feel the sisterhood, passion and education by joining our Circle of Red, a special part of our Go Red for Women movement.Contact Kaleigh Rodden at: (239) 495-4912 or email: Visit to learn more about the Go Red for Women movement. Happy Mothers Day to all the Wonderful Mothers in Southwest Florida


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 C21 A nod to the royal wedding at the home of Elaine Dermody A reception for Heart of the Apple teachers 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@ KOEHLER / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS1. Roland Forti, Samuel Chadwick and Judy Evans 2. Ann Rowe, Dorin Oxender and Peggy Aune 3. Myra Daniels and Ann Rowe 4. Wilson Bradshaw, Rob Chesnutt, Alan Korest, Elaine Hamilton, Janice Paine, Kevin Boyd, Barbara Oppenheim, Jeannette Boucher and Judy Evans 5. Herb Rowe and Alan Korest 1. Meg Robinson, Marianne Larimer, Barbara Bunce and Sonja Reynolds 2. Eileen Brown, Jeanette Zanes, Barbara Bunce and Barbara Rosenberg 3. Elaine Dermody, Petra Spivey and Eileen Brown 1 2 2 3 54 3


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PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best Wine lovers are always searching for new and interesting choices. Wines come and go in the marketplace; flavors change with the vintage as well. So, as we do periodically, its time to see what local devotees are drinking these days. William Klauber of Naples says he took a bottle of his own 1997 Stags Leap Petite Syrah to a local French restaurant and found it an excellent complement to their well-prepared roast duck. Alas, he adds, when he tried to buy another (the Stags Leap, not the duck), he learned it was no longer available. Kat Smith of Naples like to open a refreshing, light-bodied white to enjoy on the lanai this time of year. She says the Chteau dEsclans Whispering Angel Ros (2009) from Provence is one of the prettiest wines ever, with the delicate pink hue of the wine, elegant clear bottle, and artsy label. It has hints of strawberry and a little spice. As a fan of white Burgundy, Ms. Smith adds, shes been buying a lot of Domaine Patrick Javillier Bourgogne Blanc Cuve des Forgets (2007). Its especially tasty with shellfish, but is great with other foods or on its own, she says. And at about $25 a bottle, it is a good alternative to expensive Montrachets. Jerry Greenfield of Fort Myers shares three interesting selections. Were drinking Georges DuBeouf Moulin-A-Vent, says Mr. Greenfield. Its a fuller-bodied style of Beaujolais, and we enjoy drinking it on its own. It proves that not all Beaujolais is light and fluffy; this one has some stuffing to it. Hes also enjoying a Darioush Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon. Its less expensive than the top-of-the-line Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and a great bargain at $35, he says. It has a lot of elegance and body of the higher priced label at a third the price. The third new wine on Mr. Greenfields list is the Pali Pinot Noir from California, which he describes as a little lighter bodied, with typical pinot noir fruit flavors and some Burgundian earthiness. Its fine for every day drinking. Arlene Knox of Fort Myers is a wine aficionado for whom only red will do. A nice cabernet sauvignon or merlot will always suit me fine, Ms. Knox says. The best bottle of wine shes had in the past yaer, she adds, was a Brunello di Montalcino, il Marroneta 2001, shared with a friend at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. Sometimes it is not necessarily the wine but the company you keep when drinking it, she notes. Marshall Hanno, also of Fort Myers, is enjoying a Tablas Creek Cote de Tablis, the perfect wine with grilled lamb, pork and whole red snapper, he says. It tastes of dark red fruit and is spicy with a Syrah-like funkiness and earthiness. Its available on the Tablas Creek website for a little more than $20, he says, adding the Cote de Tablas white is great with grilled fish. Weve also been drinking a Sancerre from Jean-Max Roger, Mr. Hanno says. It tastes of lemon and grapefruit and has a dry minerality that goes great with oysters, clams and mussels cooked in the Sancerre or lightly grilled. He adds these wines also drink well by themselves. Chef Josh Mitchell of Fort Myers describes the Jaffurs Syrah 2009 from California is a good mouthful all the way around, balanced with good fruit and acid, and flavors of cherry and currants. A bottle is about $25. On a recent trip to Italy, Mr. Mitchell adds, he enjoyed a local Sangiovese from the Lazio district. We would fill a 5-liter container from the cask, pumped out with what looks like a gas hose, and was only .50 ($10). Pam Pollack of Fort Myers is another one for whom reds seem to work best. I like reds, says Ms. Pollack, especially big, bold cabs. I found this nice Clos du Bois Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 at the Publix at Fiddlesticks. Its bold and a little peppery. Thinking about it makes me want to buy a bottle right now! Judi Uttley of Fort Myers prefers whites as the weather heats up and tells us shes enjoying a Skeleton Gruner Veltliner from Austria. Its light bodied but tastes very good, and is nicely balanced as well, she says. Its more like a chardonnay than a sauvignon blanc, with fresh fruit flavors and a little zip at the end. She also enjoys the Swanson Viognier, describing it as really yummy, with peach and apricot flavors. Frank Pulice of Fort Myers says he enjoys an everyday wine like Ctes du Rhne rouge or blanc with dinner these days. Typically, theyre blends that express the earth, sun and the surrounding fields, he says. They have flavors of wild vegetation, spices and flowers. They also deliver from a value perspective, usually available for under $16 a bottle, he adds. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 In general, I prefer an intimate mom-andpop restaurant to large, boisterous chains. But theres an exception to every rule.When our daughter came to visit recently, we wanted to take her to a place in which she could indulge her expanding enthusiasm for wine. Flemings, while largely known as a steakhouse, pays just as much attention to its wine as its meat. There are more than 100 wines available by the glass and even more offered by the bottle. The bonus: You can order flights of any of the wines on the by-the-glass menu, enabling customers to sample two ounces of each one. The aforementioned daughter has recently taken a liking to pinot noir and so was delighted to find 10 of them from which to create her flight. Our able server karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR 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. Friday, May 6, 6-8 p.m., Whole F oods: Take part in the First Friday wine tasting on the patio by the Lifestyle Center, featuring 25 wines from around the world and cheese pairings; $10, 9101 Strada Place, Mercato; 552-5100. Advance registration suggested. Wednesday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., Decanted W ines: The first of five monthly 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; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday-Sunday, May 11-15, 11 a.m.-7 p .m., Whole Foods: See the 5200 Vita-Mix blender create fresh juice, hot soups from scratch and ice cream during demonstrations in the produce department; free, Mercato. Thursday, May 12, noon-2 p.m., Vi a t Bentley Village: A chili cook-off to benefit the North Naples and Bonita Springs fire departments pits the executive chefs of Vi at Bentley Village and Juniper Village and representatives of both fire departments against one another; $5 (entitles holders to all the chili samples they can handle), 704 Village Circle, Naples; 597-1121. Advance purchase required. Friday, May 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Fifth Av 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. The event will benefit 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, 455-2707.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. The market moves into 8,000 square feet of air-conditioned space for the summer across from Lifestyles Fitness. Send items to cuisine@ WEEKLY CUISINE Flemings takes its wines as seriously as it does its beef Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7.99-$20.50; entrees, $23.95-$44.95 >> Beverages: Full bar, large wine list with more than 100 varieties available by the glass as well as the bottle >> Seating: Booths and tables in the dining room; tables and high stools at the bar; private dining room available >> Specialties of the house: Roasted mushroom ravioli, tenderloin carpaccio, wicked Cajun barbecue shrimp, chilled seafood tower, fresh mozzarella and sweet tomato salad, porcini rubbed let mignon, prime rib eye, Nagle veal chop, New Zealand lamb chops, barbecue Scottish salmon llet, seared New Bedford scallops >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot with valet >> Web site: www. locations/ /naplesRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 8985 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-2424SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know was well versed on the offerings and deftly described the characteristics of several of them. Thats unusual enough with the standard 15-to-20 glass selection. With the number Flemings has, it was impressive indeed. With his help, she picked three that she liked and that showcased the differences in this varietal. (Meanwhile, my spouse and I enjoyed a bottle of Orin Swifts The Prisoner, a lovely red blend thats mostly zinfandel with a soupon of six other grapes.) Even the dcor shows the restaurants dedication to wine, with large framed pictures of distinguished vintages as well as oversized bottles perched on the back of booths and along the dividers that help form cozy sections in the dining room. Flemings has a clubby feel, with lots of paneling, wooden shutters on the windows and large, plush booths. The open kitchen along the back wall lends a showy element to the ambience. At the front of the room, separated from the dining area by a partial wall of glass, the bar was doing a brisk business as well. There are plenty of beef dishes from which to choose, but there are also appealing salads, small plates and seafood options. We skipped the meat on the first course, opting for wicked Cajun barbecue shrimp ($13.95), roasted mushroom ravioli ($10.50) and fresh mozzarella and tomato salad ($8.95). Tender and cooked just right, the five shrimp were, indeed, wickedly seasoned with lip-tingling spices. The three large pillows of pasta were filled with Portobello and shiitake mushrooms, then bathed in porcini b utter sauce. And the salad, which came with a chilled fork, contained lots of halved grape tomatoes, mild mozzarella and vibrant fresh basil along with just a splash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. As is customary at most steakhouses, the majority of Flemings entrees come sans vegetable, a practice I always find objectionable a couple of stalks of broccoli dont cost much but a la carte side KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYWicked Cajun barbecue shrimp are aptly named, with lively spices that leave the taste buds tingling. Served with a chilled fork, the fresh mozzarella and tomato salad gets a flavor boost from fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. A New York strip steak is aged, then perfectly seasoned and seared. Flavorful Scottish salmon tastes even better with a light barbecue glaze and a bed of roasted mushrooms. dishes are obviously too lucrative to disappear anytime soon. Flemings at least makes them interesting: topping mashed potatoes with blue cheese, parmesan peppercorn or roasted garlic, baby carrots with golden raisins and almonds and adding chipotle cheddar and leeks to its mac and cheese. I indulged my carnivorous side with a prime, aged New York strip ($40.95), while my companions choose a petite (6-ounce) filet mignon ($31.95) and the barbecue Scottish salmon fillet ($30.95). We ordered the mac and cheese ($8.50) to share. According to the menu, steaks are aged for up to four weeks, broiled at 1,600 degrees and seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, butter and par sley. In the case of both of the steaks, thats a prime treatment. The meat had a crisp exterior but a tender, juicy interior and great flavor that needed no enhancement. The salmon was as well prepared as the steaks. It, too, had been seared to create a crisp coating over a flaky interior. The barbecue sauce had been sparingly applied, lending a sweet and savory note to the fish and an outstanding roasted mushroom salad studded with caramelized onions on which it sat. The generous portion of mac and cheese was just right for three to share. It had a smoky, spicy flavor and the pasta was perfectly cooked. We finished with a chocolate lava cake ($10.50). An oversized version of the classic dessert, the cake oozed molten chocolate when cut. It came with two mounds of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of pistachios. Done right, this is a voluptuous indulgence, with the rich, warm chocolate, cool vanilla and crunchy nuts. As with everything else we tried, dessert was done right. Its not just the kitchen that was firing on all cylinders. The service was top notch, from our wine-savvy server to the expediters and servers attendants, everyone clearly understood their roles and fulfilled them. There were no missing utensils, no auctioned dishes (Who gets the filet?), no ill-timed courses. Considering how large and how busy the restaurant was on the night before Easter, it was an even more impressive performance. When it comes to steak, theres a whole herd to choose from in Naples. But it would be hard to top the combination of wellexecuted food, top-notch service and wines youll find at Flemings. id BiBUS41dShB the pasta was pe r ho er e c d a executed food, topnotch ser pp o co la te l ava ca ke r sion of th e ooze d c ut. ds ,p v ice and wines youll f ind at F lemings. The chocolate lava cake takes a few minutes to bake but its worth planning ahead, and is ample enough for two or three to share.


BEST THENew facesPolitician Plitii New mascot N t Leg up L Talk show T lkh Perch for birding P hfbidi Local brewskis Day tripPolitical contest Pl iti lt t New bash Nb h Watch dolphins W t hdlhi L lbk i Author blog Guest list G t li t Bumpy ride Actor A t Yard art Y d t Longnecks L k Vanity plate V itl t Exotic cars E ti B id Actress A t New voice N i A th b b b bl Home team H t Nf Rising star Ri i t Moustache M M M t t h h FRANCE HAS THE TOUR. ITALY HAS TRAINS. ENGLAND HAS THE CANAL systems and Germany has the autobahns. But theres only one good way to travel the whimsical slip of subtropical coastline from south of Marco Island to north of Punta Gorda: By using the Best of Florida Weekly as your guide.Follow us and discover where and how to taste the vibrant flavor that is Southwest Florida. From moustaches to martinis, from yard art to jazz and theater, from fundraisers to fun places for birding and biking, from breweries to delis to tucked-away ethnic eateries, we point the way. Were not offering a review. Were providing a parade of culture, a map you wont get from a concierge or the chamber of commerce. Good luck, have fun, and please accept the Best of our good wishes for 2011.Florida Weekly Fl id W k l BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE


D2 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Section Editor Cindy PiercePresentation Editor Eric Raddatz Contributors Bill Cornwell, Robin DeMattia Karen Feldman, Kelly Merritt Osvaldo Padilla, Kevin Pierce Trout Scanlan, Drew Sterwald Evan Williams, Roger Williams Production Dave Anderson Copy Editor Cathy CottrillPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Ph: 325.1960 Fax: 325.1964 Subscriptions:Call 325.1960 or visit One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95.Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEWelcome to Florida Weeklys Best section Typical Best of sections in local newspapers require merchants to buy ads to have their names placed on the ballot. No ad, no chance to win. Thats not our style here at Florida Weekly. We wanted to create a Best of Collier County that was fun, entertaining and untainted by commerce. We didnt care if merchants advertised with us or not. If they were worthy, they made the list. If someone did advertise, however, we thanked them by including them as a best. At least were honest. And, instead of having readers vote, which is a process rife with skullduggery, we sent our award-winning writers and editors out to scour Collier County for the Best. We created a list that is far from all-inclusive. There are just too many great things about Southwest Florida. So, if we missed a few, we apologize. Well try to do better next year. In the meantime, enjoy our 2011 efforts. Cheers. >> New faces in town, top talk show, best-earned retirement, best moustache, busiest social butterfly, finest fiddler, best new bash and more. LOCAL COLOR: WHAT MAKES OUR COMMUNITY WHAT IT ISD3>> Best day trip, best place to get cooking, best writing contest, best summer reading list, best new longnecks and more.DOWN TIME: HOW TO SPEND YOUR LEISURE TIMED14>> Best place to plant yourself, best perch for birding, best bumpy ride, best home team and more.FRESH AIR: WHAT TO TAKE IN OUTSIDED19>> Best homes builder, best something for nothing, best spot for sweet surrender, best stadium eats and more.GOODS AND SER VICES STUFF WE WANT AND NEEDD20


Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THELOCAL COLOR BEST NEW FACES IN TOWN>> 3945 Bayshore DriveNearly 800 faces make up A Face In The Crowd, Naples photographer Michelle Triccas eye-opening installation on what once was an eyesore at 3945 Bayshore Drive. Over the course of a weekend in March, Ms. Tricca set up her tripod and set out to capture the diversity among us. She printed the portraits on the spot and affixed them to the wall while her subjects watched. I wanted to showcase face next to face next to face, without the viewer knowing any persons story, which neighborhood they live in, what they believe in she says. Her goal: To inspire people to look up close rather than gloss over an anonymous person. Mission accomplished so effectively, in fact, that the buildings owner has invited Ms. Tricca to adorn the opposite wall with portraits of passersby as well. Be sure to check it out, but be warned before you do: This face wall is as easy to get caught up in as Facebook. Two hours later, youre still standing there, studying the subjects, marveling at their differences, wondering about their stories. At least youre out in the fresh air.Details: or Michelle Tricca Photography on Facebook BEST TALK SHOW>> Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker SeriesWhere else could you meet CNNs Anderson Cooper, politicos Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani and con man Frank Abagnale? Where else would the guests be as interested as the speakers were interesting? Where else could a ballroom be transformed in mere minutes from a theater-style town hall setting into a fine dining room with table appointments and a dinner to match? Where else would you learn that Mr. Cooper was unsure of his relation to the Naples Vanderbilts (his mother is Gloria) or that Mrs. Palins daughter Piper was named for the airplane her husband flies? Or, as a national blogger wondered: Where else but Naples, Florida, is a town hall meeting held at a Ritz-Carlton? Where else but Naples, indeed.Details: www.naplesdistinguishedspeakers.orgBEST SLAP IN THE FACE>> The Jackson LaboratoryAfter months of ardent courtship, Jackson Laboratory, the Maine-based genetic research institute, dropped plans to build a facility in Collier County and announced it was locating in Sarasota. The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from Collier residents who were concerned about the $130 million in tax dollars that would have been required to bring the lab here. The fiasco left local officials who supported the idea with a considerable amount of egg on their faces.BEST POLITICIAN>> County Commissioner Tom HenningCommissioner Tom Henning was the only sitting Collier commissioner who understood that the citizens revolt over Jackson Labs was about taxation. There is, sometimes, brilliance in simplicity.BEST LAID PLANS GONE AWRY>> Dennis Thompson for school superintendentThe back door installation of Dennis Thompson as Collier County school superintendent ultimately led to his ignominious dismissal this year, the school board embarrassed, the school district conflicted, teachers and principals compromised and the kids? Yeah, well, whats education got to do with it?BEST PLACE TO PREPARE FOR A PH.D. OR A BEE GEE>> Collier County SchoolsSure, newly selected Collier County School Superintendent Kamela Patton is a respected educator with stellar school credentials. But she also used to be an assistant to the family of Barry Gibb, who used to be one third of the pop music Bee Gees. Just think of what that experience might bring to our public schools: a dress code that could include Saturday Night Fever platform shoes and open-to-the-navel satin shirts; fight songs and the alma mater sung falsetto with a syncopated four-onthe-floor beat; and new classes like the pre-med How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?, second language Jive Talkin and Department of Homeland Security preparatory New York Mining Disaster 1941. With opportunities like these, Ms. Patton was obviously selected for being More Than A Woman.BEST BAD REASON TO LIVE IN FLORIDA>> Youre a drug addict Floridas physicians prescribe addictive pharmaceuticals at an astounding rate. In the first half of 2010, the states doctors prescribed almost 90 percent of all the oxycodone dispensed in the entire United States. The states pill mills are so infamous that dealers and addicts drive from as far away as Maine to build their stashes. At least one industry is thriving.BEST REASON TO LIE ABOUT LIVING IN NAPLES>> Gov. Rick ScottGov. Rick Scott claims the city as his residence.WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D3FLORIDA WEEKLY h Mayor Bill Barnett and Anderson Cooper

PAGE 82 FLORIDA WEEKLYD4 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST REASON TO STAY FIT(OR STAY IN BED)>> Rebecca Hansen and the Death RaceWith the earwig of the aforementioned Bee Gees song still wriggling away, we introduce you to local endurance athlete Rebecca Hansen, whos preparing for this summers Death Race, the details of which sound like an old-fashioned Spouse wanted ad: ...must be able to run with a 20-pound stump or chop wood for two hours, cut a bushel of onions, build a fire, crawl in the mud under barbed wire, memorize the names of the first 10 presidents, then race to the top of a mountain and recite them. Ms. Hansen, 49, will be challenged by tasks like these (intrepid Death Race entrants dont know exactly what theyll be asked to do) over 24-plus hours along a 10-mile course through a Vermont forest in late June. While we could SO do that presidents thing (albeit without the mountain), if or when the End Times come, we want Ms. Hansen on OUR team.BEST REASON TO SKIP THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING>> Commissioner Georgia HillerCounty Commissioner Georgia Hiller says she no longer will meet with county staff in private. From now on, shell read pertinent materials and then discuss whatever needs to be discussed at public meetings. This presumably will leave more time for staff to do other things, but Lord knows how long public meetings will drag on.BEST PICTURE(S)>> Greg KahnLast year, we recognized Mr. Kahn of the Naples Daily News for his selection as a National Press Photographers Association Photojournalist of the Year. This year, we note his position as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for his work in a series on the economic recession. While the Pulitzer name (Lilly) has been in Naples for years, this is, to our recollection, the first time a Neapolitan has been in the running for the eponymous publishers award (the fashion designers name comes from a marriage to a grandson of the publisher). We look forward to hearing and seeing more of Mr. Kahn in the coming year. BEST LONGSHOT CAMPAIGNJeff Greene for U.S. SenateTechnically, Jeff Greenes campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate was an unmitigated disaster. But this bumbling billionaire from Palm Beach provided so many laughs along the way that he deserves recognition. Mr. Greenes quixotic bid came to a screeching halt when news surfaced about wild, drug-fueled sex parties aboard his yacht that involved the likes of Mike Tyson and Lindsay Lohan. Alas, Jeff, we hardly knew ye. BEST POLITICAL CONTEST>> Rick Scott vs. Rick ScottMr. Scott won the gubernatorial race, but first he had to convince voters that he wasnt a crook. Tough task, since Mr. Scott had been fired as CEO at Columbia/HCA because of massive Medicare fraud that resulted in a record $1.7 billion fine. It took hours of television time and millions of dollars, but, eventually Mr. Scott, the hotshot executive, triumphed over Mr. Scott, the fly-bynight quick-buck artist.BEST REASON TO SKIP THE 19TH HOLE>> White lightning in the kitchenA chef at a country club in North Naples was arrested and charged with making moonshine in the clubs kitchen. A Mason jar of greenish-clear liquid that proved to be illegal hooch was found in the kitchen, along with the makings of a still, according to agents of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. The agents said an anonymous tipster told them the chef was selling his white lightning to club members and staff.BEST REASON TO MUTE THE TV>> Billy Fuccillo Mr. Fuccillo, the Kia king from Cape Coral, floods the Southwest Florida airwaves with his high-decibel commercials. He sells a ton of automobiles, but he also drives thousands of television viewers to tear at their hair. This negative perception does not bother Mr. Fuccillo in the least. As he notes, The zeroes still keep adding up in my checkbook. Make Mothers Day Memorable CALL FOR RESERVATIONS TODAY!Indulge her at M WA TERFRONT GRILLE and well treat her to a $25 Gift Card. | 239.263.4421 Brunch 10:30am until 3pm with Live Jazz. Dinner 4pm until 9pm BEST 5 WAYS TO DINE


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PAGE 84 FLORIDA WEEKLYD6 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEBEST REASON TO SELL YOUR TV>> See last entry page D4BEST WAY TO STUMP YOUR FRIENDS>> Just askWho is Floridas lieutenant governor? (You dont know, either, do you? Go look it up.)BEST SHES-EARNED-IT RETIREMENT>> Myra Janco DanielsWere not sure if Myra Janco Daniels truly grasps the meaning of the word retirement. After all, when she retired to Southwest Florida from the advertising industry where shed been a pioneer, she started the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, becoming its founder and CEO. She put Naples on the map culturally, with a first-rate facility that has an orchestra, performing arts center and art museum. After 30 years, she announced her retirement from the Phil and plans to step down at the end of this year. We have to say, this is one welldeserved retirement. And were not the only ones who think so. Collier County and the city of Naples have proclaimed Jan. 14-15, 2012 to be Thank You Myra Days, and a full-blown celebration is in the works. Of course, everyone knows that classic plays often have three acts. So we wouldnt be at all surprised if Ms. Daniels has yet another act up her sleeve.BEST BUZZ KILL>> No funds for fun In these difficult times, with so little to lift spirits and at no cost for the citizen other than the taxes paid, the city of Naples axed funding for Bunnymania, Breakfast with Santa and the Swamp Buggy Parade. Even the most jaded of the budget cutters knows you do not Kill Santa, Ban the Bunny or Stomp on the Swamp. Next thing you know theyll be shipping pythons from the Everglades to Ireland to discredit St. Patrick and stop that parade business.BEST MOUSTACHE>> Dwight BrockHis moustache snow white and unfashionably large is a creature of many moods and temperaments, all of them interested in the public right to know. It can be grandfatherly, menacing or folksy. Its sometimes sardonic, frequently sarcastic and often sincere. In short (but not too short), his moustache is like a good dog: It belongs with no one but the man himself, Collier County Clerk of Courts Dwight Brock. With his homey, down-South style, his last-train-to-Georgia accent and his storytellers demeanor, Mr. Brock might be easy to underestimate until he starts talking. Right off the bat, his moustache is up and running, barking at injustices, invasions of public records laws, officials with too much power, or a county commission that hasnt figured out how to spend money, or save it. Mr. Brock might be Wilford Brimley, the moustachioed country-boy actor who appeared as the sharp old lawyer, honest as the day is long, with just such a moustache in the 1981 film, Absence of Malice, starring Paul Newman. But hes also the real thing, an old-time lawyer with a new-time mind, a loyal moustache and a fearless disregard for challenging the folks in power, in the interest of those who arent. Thats what a good moustache and a good man should be all about.BEST OVERACHIEVER WHO MAKES THE REST OF US LOOK LIKE SLACKERS>> Linda Oberhaus After years working with victims of domestic violence at The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, where she is executive director, Linda Oberhaus decided to see what often leads people to her door by going through the Collier County Sheriffs Office Auxiliary Law Enforcement Academy. Deputies spend approximately 30 percent of their on-duty time responding to domestic calls, Ms. Oberhaus notes. Having completed 10 months of classroom and field training, shell now go out on calls 20 hours a month for another year. This partnership underscores the importance of working together to end domestic violence in our community, she says. We call it going way above and beyond in the line of duty.BEST SOCIAL BUTTERFLY>> Suzy DorrShes invited to all the best parties, hobnobs with the social set and gets wined and dined all while getting paid for it. Not a bad gig. Suzy Dorr has been the society columnist for the Naples Daily News since 2006, dishing out the scoop on the best galas, luncheons and fundraisers. Thank goodness shes more discreet than Hedda Hopper and Cindy Adams! Diana Circx and Suzy Dorr


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PAGE 86 FLORIDA WEEKLYD8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST AUTHOR BLOG>> Ad LibbingLocal author Ad Hudler is funny, neurotic, curious, observant, loyal, and loves his cocktails. We love getting to peek at his day-to-day observations, which are always good for a smile. The blog: Ad Libbing. The drink of choice: gin. Details: www.adhudler.comBEST COMEBACK>> Haley WebbHaley Webb left the NBC-2 airwaves in a big way, literally. Viewers enjoyed watching her prognosticate the weather while seeing her baby-bump evolve into a full-blown baby-belly. She went on maternity leave just a day before Jackson Webb Rivera (8 pounds, 21 inches) was born. After several months of mommy duties, Ms. Webb returned to the air last month to find that her weather duties had expanded. Shes now the chief meteorologist for Waterman Broadcasting, anchoring the 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Even though shes no longer pregnant, she still manages to glow for the camera.BEST RADIO VOICE>> Amy Tardif, WGCUWhat is it about that voice? Amy Tardif sounds clear and confident, bold but not presumptuous, understated, possessing the geek-chic timbre of public radio, though, dare we say, oddly attractive. WGCUs station manager and news director spent 14 years as Southwest Floridas host of NPRs Morning Edition. She still hosts the weekly Gulf Coast Live Arts Edition and leads a team of reporters. And she recently won a Peabody Award for Lucias Letter, a radio documentary about modern-day slavery that she wrote and produced.BEST NEW VOICE OF COLLIER COUNTY>> Casey WestonGulf Coast High School grad and singer-songwriter Casey Weston made it through the regional auditions in Miami and appears on NBCs new talent show The Voice. Finally, a fresh local hero we can all rally behind and support. BEST VOICE BACK IN TOWN>> Paige MilesWe teared up a little when Neapolitan Paige Miles was voted off American Idol and had to sing her goodbye song. But we find solace in the recognition that two of that seasons judges were later voted off the show as well, and in the news that Ms. Miles and her vocal talents have returned to Naples this month for TheatreZones production of Beehive: The 60s Musical! Shes the shows narrator and gets to channel her inner-Tina and Aretha (Turner and Franklin). Leaving Idol mightve turned out to be a good thing for Ms. Miles; with her return, it definitely turned out well for Naples.Details: www.theatrezone-florida.comBEST SPECTACLES>> (tie) Patty Baker and Chris RideoutteYou could say that Patty Baker and Chris Rideoutte see eye to eye when it comes to glasses that help them see and be seen. Mrs. Rideoutte o wns five oversize frames, while Mrs. Baker has 13 in an array of colors. Mr s. Rideoutte has been wearing hers for 40 years and considers them her signature. Mrs. Baker enjoys the color and whimsy yet sophistication and style that help her pair a pair with her wardrobe. Mrs. Rideoutte tells us her big whites came from Italy, while Mrs. Baker says she shops Walgreens and Best of Everything.BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE WATCH >> Southwest Florida International AirportDuring peak season, more than 790,000 passengers a month travel through RSW, as its known in the industry. That traffic creates a constant flow of fashion faux pas, emotional meltdowns and the occasional eye candy. Settle in with your Starbucks and enjoy the parade of humanity at its best and worst. Oh, the schadenfreude! Ad Hudler the Paintball Warrior BAKER RIDEOUTTE Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closedOutdoor Furniture & Accessories Bedroom Dining Living Room Sink VanitiesInside Out Furniture 592-1387 2097 Trade Center Way NaplesWHY PAY MORE? MOVING SALE!WHOLESALE to the PUBLIC! SHOP US LAST FOR THE BEST PRICE!UP TO 40% OFF ALL FLOOR SAMPLES We Now Carry: Irwin & Sons Telescope Casual Chicago Wicker Hanamint Huffman Koos Windward & More


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5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108 ThePhil.orgAlloftheartsinonevenue. ThathasbeentheuniquemissionofthePhilharmonicCenter CulturalComplex eversinceitopeneditsdoorsin1989. ThePhilisthemostcomprehensiveartscenterintheNaples-Ft.Myersregion with hitBroadwayshowssuchas Memphis and MillionDollarQuartet ,world-classopera,dance,classicalmusic,comedyandpopularentertainment.EveryonefromJerrySeinfeldtoBernadettePeters toItzhakPerlmantoAliceCooperhasperformedatthePhil.Thecenterisalsohometothe Naples PhilharmonicOrchestra andtheresidentcompaniesMiamiCityBalletandSarasotaOpera. ThePhilfeaturesthefinestclassicalperformersintheworld ,includingsuchesteemed orchestrasastheNewYorkPhilharmonic,theChicagoSymphonyOrchestraandtheRoyalPhilharmonicOrchestra,alongwithsuchrenownedsoloistsasJoshuaBell,Yo-YoMa,EmanuelAxandmany others.The topoperasingers havegracedthePhilsstage,amongthemReneFleming,Kathleen Battle,FredericavonStade,KiriTeKanawa,JosCarreras,DmitriHvorostovskyandmore. AlsoonthePhilscampusisthePatty&JayBaker NaplesMuseumofArt,theregionsonly full-scaleartmuseum,whichhaspresentedexhibitionsofworkbyPicasso,Matisse,theWyeths, Chihulyandmanymore.ThePhilalsooffersarts educationclasses ,artlecturesandextensive childrensprograms MakeadayofitandimmerseyourselfintheartsatthePhil.Lunchisservedatthe GardenCaf inthecenterswestsculpturegarden. Astheregionsprovenartsproductanditsmostcomprehensiveartsfacility thePhilisalso agoodinvestment inthefutureoftheartsinthiscommunity. PHILHARMONICCENTER fortheARTSBUYTICKETSNOW tothePhilsspectacular2011-12 BestofBroadway season! VisitThePhil.orgorourBoxOfficeat5833PelicanBayBlvd., Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.,Sun.,noon-5p.m. PhotosJoanMarcus PhotoJoanMarcus THENEW25THANNIVERSARYPRODUCTION BESTALL-AROUNDARTSVENUEPHILHARMONICCENTERFORTHEARTS Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEBEST FIDDLER UNDER THE MANGROVES (AND EVERYWHERE ELSE)>> JRobert You might have been serenaded by JRobert as you entered social todos such as the Conservancys Magic Under the Mangroves, Rookery Bays Batfish Bash, the Naples Botanical Gardens White Party, the Marco Island Seafood Festival and many other places. A composer as well as entertainer, JRobert is one musician who marches to the beat of his own steel drum and thats what makes him special.Details: www.MangroveMusic.comBEST NEW BASH>> The Bucket List BashFrom all-night relays to fashion shows, its always a pleasure to support an event for the American Cancer Society. We especially enjoy it, however, when the auction committee seems to read our minds and assemble an array of packages chock full of things weve always wanted to do. Thats exactly what 275 guests had to bid on at the first-ever Bucket List Bash in March at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Hats off to gala chair Donna Solimene and her committee for a first-time event that raised $330,000 for the cause.BEST NEW WILD TIME>> Grape & ApesThe Rotary Club of Naples outdid itself and probably surprised itself with the inaugural Grapes & Apes, the a wine tasting that drew 800 people to The Naples Zoo on an evening in March to sup and sip in the company of lions and tigers and bears (and apes), oh my! Thanks to generous sponsors, more than 160 volunteer workers and the sold-out crowd, the event raised $59,000 for the local and international Rotary projects and programs. It was so wildly successful that Rotarians and the Zoo have already agreed on dates for 2012 (Saturday, March 24) and 2013 (Saturday, March 23). Tickets for the second annual Grapes & Apes are on sale now. Book yours before July 15 and pay just $50; after that, the price goes up until it reaches $100 per person or 1,500 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.Details: or info@napleswine.orgBEST SHOPPING SPREE>> The Party of All Parties When Friends of Rookery Bay gathered home party and gift vendors for one-stop holiday shopping in November, 320 guests shopped til they dropped. From Avon and Pampered Chef to Creative Memories and Pierre & Harry Pearls, the Party of All Parties had something for everyone. A bucket raffle of items donated by the vendors added to the excitement of the new fundraiser that benefits youth science education, research activities and community outreach at Rookery Bay.Details: 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.orgBEST GUEST LIST>> The Pet Lovers GalaIt shouldnt surprise us that Humane Society Naples invited well-behaved canines to accompany their human counterparts to this years Pet Lovers Gala. The black-tie to-do at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort went all out for the fourlegged guests, even going so far as to setting up a Wiggle Room where galaweary Fido and friends could escape the glamour and get a doggy massage.BEST LEG UP ON THE AUCTION BLOCK>> Hydrants for the Naples Dog ParkWatering the lawn is one of a dogs standing obligations, space for which is nicely provided by the Naples Dog Park (Central Avenue at GoodletteFrank Road, open dawn to dusk). As a fire hydrant has long been the symbol for (and target of) this doggie duty, artists Phil Fisher, Popo Flanigan, Jacquee Krause and Michele Kortbawi Wilk embellished hydrants to be auctioned as a fundraiser to help keep the park fee-free. As any hydrant will tell you: Its better to be done on than done in. Details: BEST CONSTELLATION>> Stars in the ArtsNeapolitans and the United Arts Council in particular dont need a telescope to find the bright spots on the local arts scene. The UAC bestows its annual Stars in the Arts awards to performers, educators, philanthropists, advocates and organizations that consistently shine. This years stellar honorees: Kristen Coury, founder and artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse; Mark Danni, drama teacher at Community School of Naples and founding artistic director of TheatreZone; Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala; the Naples Music Club; and Opera Naples. Bravo!Details: www.uaccollier.comBEST VANITY PLATE>> Chik RodWe spotted this one on a gussied up old roadster. Behind the wheel: an attractive blonde in oversized sunglasses and headscarf a la Grace Kelly. FLORIDA WEEKLYD10 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 K-9 Network by Michele Kortbawi Wilk


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PAGE 90 FLORIDA WEEKLYD12 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST RISING STAR>> Matthew StriegelMatthew Striegel shined in the title role in KidzActs recent production of Hamlet and also appeared as a waiter, a porter and in the ensemble in The Naples Players main stage production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels earlier this season. He sang and danced in the ensemble of the Players Fiddler on the Roof last year and also appeared in KidzActs If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. After graduating from Barron Collier High School this month, Matt will start preparing for his next big role: as a theater student at Rollins College.BEST GATHERING OF BRIGHT MINDS>> Imagine SolutionsThe Imagine Solutions Conference brings together leading experts and intellectuals from around the globe in an effort to find the solutions for our most vexing problems. Everything from the environment to education to the economy gets dissected and discussed. Best of all, no politicians are invited. In just two years, Imagine Solutions, the brainchild of Randy Antik, has grown into a world-class forum.Details: www.imaginesolutionsconference.comBEST FUTURE IMAGINE SOLUTIONS KEYNOTE SPEAKER>> James LeSage Jr.Six-year-old James LeSage Jr. has become a member of the Southwest by South Florida Chapter of American Mensa. Of Mensas 56,000 members nationwide, only 1,300 are under the age of 18. James is one of the organizations youngest members. To qualify for membership, you must score in the top 2 percent on the Mensa intelligence test. We assume the Imagine Solutions Conference folks are keeping in eye on James as he makes his way through First Baptist Academy of Naples and beyond.DUH! BEST REASON TO HAVE A LIVER SPECIALIST ON SPEED DIAL>> Calling Charlie Sheen your bossTom Gordon Naples is one of 100 finalists to become an intern to Charlie Sheen, the sometime actor, full-time lunatic. Mr. Gordon, a musician and disc jockey, emerged from a field of 85,000 applicants to make it to final 100. The lucky winner will be announced later this spring. Precisely what duties an intern will perform for Mr. Sheen is unclear. But lets hope a working knowledge of CPR is required.BEST NEW MASCOT>> The Rookery Bay BatfishThe polkadot batfish (Ogcocephalus radiatus), which lives in Rookery Bay waters, has become a signature image for the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Now, a bright green and pink mascot with bright red lips will truly stand out during community events, parades and even in advertising campaigns. A contest to name the friendly fish generated more than 150 suggestions. The winner: the perfectly fitting Polka Dottie.BEST SHOW OF SISTERHOOD>> The Seven Sisters ReunionThe first-ever Southwest Florida reunion of alumnae from the Seven Sisters (or, in todays proper circles, the Seven Siblings) Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley College was a rousing success. It was all-girl talk when nearly 200 of the areas estimated 400 grads from the esteemed schools gathered at Longstreth Goldberg Art in January. We suspect the strength of family ties will ensure an even bigger turnout in 2012.Details: Karen Kayser Benson (Mount Holyoke), kkbcoach@ or Eve May (Wellesley), evemay81@yahoo.comBEST PLACE TO CALL HOME>> IslandWalkIslandWalk on Vanderbilt Beach Road was named HOA Community of the Year 2011 by the Florida Communities of Excellence, a statewide program sponsored by the Florida Community Association Journal and the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff. IslandWalk also won the Trendsetter Award for use of computer technology and the award for family-friendly programs and initiatives.BEST THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD>> The ArlingtonAfter living as neighbors in Naples and Marco Island during early retirement, entire streets of friends are now buying houses side-by-side in The Arlington, the upscale, faith-centered continuing-care retirement complex being built in the Lely Resort. Thats what we call sticking together.Details: Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! ITALIAN MEATBALL MELT NAPLES FT. MYERS CHEF SALAD WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? TURKEY ARTICHOKE PRESSATA


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PAGE 92 FLORIDA WEEKLYD14 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEBEST YARD ART>> The Garden GnomesSome invasions in a garden are welcome, especially when theyre colorful, 8-inch-high, pointy-hat wearing helpers known as gnomes. Naples Botanical Garden welcomed a friendly gang of the fanciful creatures to the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Childrens Garden in February. Volunteers handpainted 30 of the whimsical little guys (and gals) for a familyfriendly day in the Garden in February. A month later, visitors to the Naples Flower Show were able to bid on the chance to give a gnome a home in their own gardens. The silent auction generated more than $2,000 to benefit childrens programming at the Garden. Look for the Invasion of the Garden Gnomes: Part 2 next year.BEST YARD ART WITH ATTITUDE>> Rub-A-Dub-DubLawn flamingoes in Old Naples are just so clich. And garden sculpture in Port Royal is just so overdone. Leave it to Naples Park for yard art thats downright refreshing. A fountain of three wooden buckets and a brush-wielding bathing refugee from a department-store window. Maybe this is where mannequins come for spa treatments. Or maybe its an homage to Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo bathing in the Petticoat Junction water tower. Regardless, we say to the owner of this Naples Park yard gallery: Thanks for keeping it clean. BEST OVER-THE HILL GANG NOT IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY>> The Marco Island Half-MarathonersA record 350-plus runners made their way along the 13.1-mile course that includes whats become known as Heartbreak Hill (the Goodland Bridge) for the Marco Island Bridge Run in March. Some of the bunch took their eye off the finish line and slowed down to take in a spectacular sunrise from the bridge.Details: www.marcoislandhalfmarathon.comBEST ANTI-AGING TREATMENT>> Assisted Living: The MusicalWith tongues firmly in cheeks, songwriter/singers Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett say their show is for everyone who is growing older or thinking of doing so someday. The musical includes the toe-tapping Help! Ive Fallen for You and I Cant Get Up, the finger-snapping Ive got the Lost My Dentures on Steak Night Blues and the uplifting Going to the Chapel (and Im Going to Get Buried). While getting old might beat the alternative, it also gives these twisted minds a target for musical hilarity. Details: DOWN TIMEBEST PLACE TO RUB IT IN>> The Salt CaveSure, consuming too much salt isnt good for you. But breathing it just might be beneficial. Halotherapy is considered an alternative treatment for asthma, allergies and other conditions. And Naples has its own salt cave where you can find out. The floor, ceiling and walls of the darkened room are covered with salt. While you listen to relaxing music and breathe in the Himalayan pink crystal salt aerosol emerging from the generator, its supposed to actually reduce your blood pressure!Details: www.saltcave.usBEST-KEPT SECRET FOR A GOLF OUTING>> GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely ResortPlan a staycation this summer at the only local resort that has two championship golf courses on property. The twoand three-bedroom fully furnished villas include a full kitchen, so you can bring groceries and save money on dining out! The hotel complex features a resort style pool with hot tub, tennis courts, barbeque grilles and fitness facilities. Visit this home away from home and save gas money on traveling, too.Details: 732-5532 or Antibiotic-FreeGrilledChickenBreast BigFlavor&LowerSodium Featuredon11deliciousMenuItems New,Now!PortCharlotte:USHwy.41&776 941-235-3354 FortMyers:ReectionsPkwy.@CypressLake 239-590-9994 CapeCoral:SantaBarbaranearVeterans 239-458-8700 Naples:ImmokaleenearAirport 239-593-9499 Introducingchickensonatural,werecrowingaboutit.NEW!ChickenClubSalad


FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEWEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D15 BEST DAY TRIP>> Corkscrew SwampStraddling Collier and Lee counties, this vast swamp offers an otherworld experience. If Mother Nature has a cathedral, its here. Maybe thats why its officially called Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A 2.25-mile boardwalk is worth doing twice to get a sense of the 11,000-acre place, which boasts the largest stand of virgin bald cypress in North America. Translation: There are 100 shades of green and so many shapes and sounds in these woods that youre transported into some kind of fairy tale. Watch for claw marks on some cypress along the boardwalk, and notice the intricate designs on flowers with heads no bigger than a dime. Take a picnic lunch or dine in the eco-friendly visitor center caf. Shop in the gift store, too.Details: BEST PLACE TO SAVE THE DATE>> North Naples Fire Department CalendarForget words. The pictures of the North Naples Fire Department crew in this years fundraising calendar are worth a thousand flames. In the gig of a lifetime, Naples photographer Lauren Glase captured these heroic hotties in poses that are sure to stoke some fires. Order your copy of the 2012 edition now, before the chance of getting your hands on one once its published goes up in smoke.Details: BEST PLACE TO HOLD HANDS>> Cabaret at the PhilYou might think it old-fashioned, but theres nothing quite like holding hands with the one you love. And the Phils cabaret series is one of the best places to do so, while Broadway stars such as Sutton F oster or cabaret singers such as Jane Monheit sing songs from the Great American Songbook while accompanied by a small trio: The Way You Look Tonight, Lets Fall in Love, Our Love is Here To Stay, I Only Have Eyes For You. The lights in the Daniels Pavilion are dim, the music exquisite. OK, theres no dance floor. But you can still hold hands. What could be more romantic?Details: www.thephil.orgBEST PINCH OF THE SALT OF THE EARTH>> SkilletsIf you want more salt on your eggs and bacon, breakfast potatoes or lunch salad head to Skillets. With two locations in Naples and one in Bonita Springs (plus Charlotte, N.C., if youre up that way), the friendly spot is known for its skillet meals (those potatoes!) and homemade breads.Details: www.skilletsforbreakfast.comBEST BIG GULP NOT FROM 7-ELEVEN>> A Gold Brick at The RitzThe Gold Brick margarita at the beach bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, is something to behold if you can see straight after you drink one. Made with Patron and Jose Cuervo, the Gold Brick tops out at 16 ounces and will set you back $15.95. Bottoms up!BEST LIQUID RDA>> Martinis and Bloody MarysThe pineapple-infused Stoli vodka martini at Bricktops is the perfect way to get your Vitamin C, and although there might not be as many good-foryou vitamins in it, Bricktops watermelon martini is worth a shot to boost your spirits. If your diet is running short on veggies, a Bloody Mary from McCormick & Schmicks will up your folates and might even cure your hangover, too.BEST PLACE TO CATCH A BUZZ ON SOME LOCAL BREWSKIS>> The Marco Island BreweryThe Marco Island Brewery proclaims to be the best-kept secret in town, and for beer lovers, it just might be. Fishermen are lured to the Funky Pelican Pilsner, while night owls seem to prefer the darker Starry Night Stout. Also worth bellying up to the bar for: the Loggerhead Red, an amber-colored ale with a reddish-brown hue that resembles the shell of the turtle for which its named.Details: www.marcoislandbrewery. comBEST NEW LONGNECKS>> Giraffe herd at The Naples ZooYoull probably never really look them in the eye, but the seven young reticulated giraffes who stuck their necks out at The Naples Zoo last summer became an instant hit. That was a tall order for the future centerpieces of the Zoos planned Kiwa Ranch African habitats. These skyscrapers of the savannah helped the Zoo enjoy record attendance of 301,163 guests in 2010 and continue to draw crowds of admirers.Details: 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.orgBEST BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING>> FGCU Renaissance AcademyThe Renaissance was an important cultural period that brought a focus to classical learning and changes to art and education. It began within a few hundred miles of Naples, Italy. Fitting then, that the Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University brings some of the same to its lifelong learning program for adults. The catalog boats hundreds of options, from the arts and business to computers, language, music and world affairs. We noted lectures on poisons and on writing your life story (sessions that should be taken in the proper sequence). From day trips for fine art museums and botanical gardens to excursions abroad, and from single lectures to film series, the Renaissance Academy assures that wonders and learning never cease. Details: FREE Concerts & Events Cinema Under the Stars 5/6 Richie CClassic Hits5/7 RiversideBlues5/13 e Hat BoysClassic Oldies 5/14 WildreClassic Rock5/21 BateySalsa y Meringue5/28 e Chicago MobBlues/Motown

PAGE 94 FLORIDA WEEKLYD16 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST DOLPHIN WATCHING>> The World Famous Snook InnThis special spot has been a Marco Island landmark for more than 30 years. It seems they practically beam dolphins to the dock for customers to enjoy while sipping and supping at the chickee bar. Try a few of the World Famous frozen cocktails and you just might see double the number of dolphins at your next happy hour.Details: www.snookinn.comBEST NEW THEATER COMPANY>> Shakespeare in ParadiseSerious thespians please pardon the paraphrasing, but All the worlds a stage, and the all the men and women of Shakespeare in Paradise just expanded the players. Naples newest theater troupe presented Macbeth, A Love Story outdoors at the Naples Botanical Garden in January and visited three Collier high schools (with more to come) to perform and discuss Shakespeare and theater. Take a bow!Details: Shakespeare in Paradise on FacebookBEST INDOOR FOREST>> The Louise Nevelson installationWith its scrawny trees, Southwest Florida never really had much to boast about when it comes to forests that is, until the Naples Museum of Art obtained Louise Nevelsons all-white, multi-part piece, Dawns Forest. The artists largest and most complex work, the installation in the Figge Conservatory is a coup for the museum and a valuable addition to its modern art collection. Previously on display in the Georgia-Pacific Center lobby in Atlanta, it was donated to the museum by Georgia-Pacific and MetLife.BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE>> Incas KitchenThis critical event requires great food and service plus an atmosphere in which the two of you can converse without shouting over deafening music or the roar of the crowd. Situated at the northern tip of a little strip center in Golden Gate, this restaurant has a warm and welcoming staff, a lovely ambiance and staggeringly good Peruvian food at moderate prices. Share a plate of ceviche, Incas wari fish or aji de gallina (chicken fricassee). And dont forget to order a bottle of the house wine: Intipalka tannat. Delicious and priced to sell. Your date will be impressed.Details: 352-3200 or www.incaskitchen. comBEST CHEAP DATE>> La FogataEven on a limited budget, you can wow a date with your sophisticated taste and insider knowledge with a substantial and satisfying meal at this little Mexican restaurant tucked into a sprawling strip center at U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. You can dine like royalty on a serfs income and feast on zesty guacamole, soulful chicken mole, tripe, shrimp or a massive platter of tacos.Details: 948-4488BEST PLACE FOR MODERN OPERA>> The Met Live in HDWho wouldve ever guessed that the best place to see modern opera would be your local movie theater? We cant recall any modern opera ever playing in the area, so when the Metropolitan Operas Nixon in China played on the screens of three Southwest Florida movie theaters, including the Hollywood Stadium-20 in Naples, we were beyond excited. Direction by Peter Sellars and music by John Adams! Opera singers portraying Tricky Dick and Pat, Kissinger and Chairman Mao! Lyrics in English! We hope The Met produces more modern opera and makes it widely available by transmitting performances to cinemas around the country as part of its The Met Live in HD series. Because it seems that the classics are recycled all the time here.Details: NEW SERIES>> All That JazzWeve always thought the Daniels Pavilion was the perfect spot for jazz concerts. Finally, it appears were not the only ones. This season the Phil introduced All That Jazz with the six-piece Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra: Glenn Basham on violin and harmonica, Lew Del Gato on tenor saxophone, Jerry Stawski on piano, Mike Harvey on drums, Kevin Mauldin on bass and Dan Miller on trumpet. The set up: the six perform each concert, with a guest artist sitting in. Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and flugelhorn player Randy Becker, an original member of Blood Sweat & Tears, opened the series in January; tenor saxophonist Bob Keller brought the series to a close in April. Performances sold out. With the overabundance of smooth jazz in the area, it was nice to hear some real, muscular, creative jazz. Along with the cabaret series, All That Jazz is one of the best musical ideas the Phil has had. We hope it grows.Details: Nixon in China Sorry Were Closed! Paradise Shrimp Co. is closed and will be reopening in late May at their new location. New restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gourmet market featuring new products. Seafood market featuring a live aqua farm. We apologize for the inconvenience... Stay tuned for updates!Bonita Springs Location 25010 Bernwood Ave. Off Old 41 behind Truly Nolen 239.593.5555www.randys shmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 In the Meantime Visit...North Naples, 10395 Tamiami TrailOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKAt your table enjoy...Colby Red Wine $ 12.99 Tuesdays starting May 3rdBlack Angus Prime Rib Special Everyday Fish Taco Lunch Special $ 13.95 $ 7.99Pick up a signed bottle of Fuzzys Ultra Premium VodkaA portion of all proceeds goes to The Magnolia Health Systems Wolf Challenge, to help children in numerous ways. 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PAGE 96 FLORIDA WEEKLYD18 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST ACTOR>> Paul GraffyPaul Graffy, a regular with The Naples Players, blew us away when he participated in From the Page to the Stage series at the Phil this winter. The new series is part lecture, part actors reading. Mr. Graffy was especially inventive in Six Degrees of Separation, in which he portrayed a South African, a New Yorker and a spoiled teenager. His accents were pitchperfect, and even though it was just a reading, his multiple characters were totally distinct and fully rounded. In The Naples Players recent production of Rabbit Hole, Mr. Graffy amazed audiences with his powerful portrayal of a father whose toddler son had died. Positive buzz led to many sold-out performances. BEST ACTRESS>> Debi GutheryWe admit, weve always loved seeing Debi Guthery on stage, most recently with The Naples Players and in years past with the Naples Dinner Theatre. She belts out a great song with her big, booming voice. And with her perfect comedic timing, she knows how to get a laugh without being obvious about it. Weve seen her portray everyone from a stripper with a gimmick in Gypsy, to Mrs. Hannigan in Annie, to Muriel from Omaha in this seasons Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Well never forget her singing a torch song in Dames At Sea while struggling to lift herself on top of the piano. After several abortive attempts singing all the while she finally made it, all limbs and awkwardness. The memory never fails to make us laugh. Were happy to report that Ms. Guthrey returns this summer as Dorothy Brock in The Naples Players production of 2nd Street. BEST KIDS ACTING UP>> KidzActIf you think having emergency surgery without anesthetic sounds better than seeing a group of kids perform on stage especially when theyre not your own and you dont have to watch them then youve never seen KidzAct. Members of The Naples Players youth troupe stun audiences with their professionalism and skill. A couple of seasons ago, they did Thoroughly Modern Millie on the heels of the adult players rendition of the same show. We saw both, and concluded that more than a few of the youngsters outperformed the adult actors. This summer, after the adults, the Kidz are doing 2nd Street. You can bet we wont miss that one.Details: www.naplesplayers.orgBEST SUMMER READING LIST>> The Critics ChoiceSure, you can make up your own list or fill a tote bag with mindless beach reads, but nothing beats Elaine Newtons annual Critics Choice Summer Reading List, announced every April at the final Critics Choice book discussion at the Phil. From this years list of 30 contemporary novels, a dozen titles are starred. Next season, Dr. Newton will lecture on some of those starred books. She has a keen eye for literature; one of the novels on this summers list, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other starred titles on the list include: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht and Gary Shteyngarts Super Sad True Love Story. Details: Find the complete list at Barnes & Noble Booksellers or at www. thephil.orgBEST WRITING CONTEST>> Florida WeeklyAdmittedly, this category is blatantly self-aggrandizing. Nevertheless, while Twitter and the blogosphere conspire to obliterate the English language as we know it, Florida Weeklys contests are fighting the tide. The Freestyle Fiction & P oetry Contest, which rewarded two winners with tickets to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, garnered about 100 submissions and revealed a multitude of talented wordsmiths hiding in our midst. Among the best submissions was poetry by Scott P. Somerfleck. His Salt and Light concluded this way:Be salt which never dies. It is reborn when the water dries. It will never lose its savor. Be light which warns of every pit. Nothing can ever capture it. Too many characters for a Tweet, but just right for Florida Weekly. BEST PLACE TO GET COOKING THATS NOT IN YOUR KITCHEN>> Whole Foods MarketWhatever the topic breakfast, veggies, glutenfree goodies, food for kids the staff provides clear instruction in the comfortable Lifestyle Center at Whole Foods Market in Mercato. Some classes are taught by accomplished professional chefs from area restaurants. Dishes are consistently healthy and wholesome, you can taste everything thats made, and you cant beat the price: $5 or $10 a class. Whats not to love?Details: TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS DR. KEVIN LAM, DPM*Ilizarov Fixation Methods-LE DR. BRIAN TIMM, DPM* DR. MALINOSKI, DPMUMDNJ Foot & Ankle Trauma Weil Foot & Ankle Institute *Board Certi ed:


WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D19 Florida Weekly WEEK OF MAY 5 Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEFLORIDA WEEKLY FRESH AIRBEST PLACE TO PLANT YOURSELF>> Naples Botanical GardenYou dont need a green thumb to enjoy the Garden. The number of cultural programs presented here almost outnumbers the amount of plants that thrive on the grounds. In addition to being an increasingly popular venue for private and corporate gatherings, the Garden welcomes the public for jazz music, movie nights, live theater, yoga, flower shows, story time and educational programs for kids, twice-weekly dog walks and, for the first time this year, a 5K race and fun run/walk.Details: 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.orgBEST PLACE TO SEE FACE PLANTS IN THE SAND>> Beach volleyball at the Naples PierIf Americas Funniest Videos is your favorite TV show, then youll love the live action of beach volleyball at the Naples Pier. Players organize their own game or just show up in hopes of finding others hanging around for one to get going; especially on weekends, theres almost always enough to put together a team. That means spectators are guaranteed good entertainment just about anytime. Dont forget your beach chair and video camera. As Tom Bergeron says, If you get it on tape, you could get it in cash from AFV.BEST PLACE TO SEE FACE PLANTS IN THE SURF>> Vanderbilt BeachWhen the stand-up paddleboarders are out there on the weekend, Vanderbilt Beach is one of the best shows in town. Those who have the hang of it make it look so easy and are practically hypnotic to watch as they glide along with rhythm and grace, barely making a ripple. The unselfconscious and admirably persistent souls who are still working on their form and technique, on the other hand, make waves well worth watching with one spectacular splash after another. For an especially great show, plan to be on the beach for the second annual SUP Luau Races coming up Saturday, May 21. Thats when some of the best SUP athletes around will compete in a benefit for Special Olympics of Collier County.BEST PERCH FOR BIRDING>> Conservancy of SWFs Good FortuneAs Naples becomes more urban (and, some might argue, urbane), its easy to lose perspective on the wildlife and wildlands that are just around every corner. During season, passengers on the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Good Fortune pontoon boat get just what the good ships name promises: sightings of nesting bald eagles and osprey, great and snowy egrets, tricolored herons and brown pelicans. One extra-fortunate group this year even spotted a panther as the boat plied the waters off Keewaydin Island. Thankfully, the captain heeded the advice of poet Ogden Nash: ...If called by a panther, dont anther.Details: January-April, departures for lunch and sunset; 403-4236 or www. conservancy.orgBEST BUMPY RIDE>> Collier-Seminole State Park bike trailIt must be somewhat of a secret because its never very busy, but the 5 -mile, off-road bike trail in CollierSeminole State Park is a great ride, as well as a great place to see wildlife and native flora if you dare take your eyes off the ruts. Its also bumpy as all get out and nicknamed Mosquito Mile for a reason. This ones especially brutal after a hard rain, which is why smart mountain bikers save it for the dry season.BEST HOME TEAM>> The Collier CarnageThis brand new minor league football franchise not only gives hardcore football junkies more of what they want namely, football it also offers a second chance for talented athletes to showcase their skills to colleges and professional teams. Many of the players hail from Collier County, which gives the team a nice hometown feel. See the Carnage in action when they go up against the Florida South Gators at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Golden Gate High School.Details: and on FacebookBEST PLACE TO SPOT EXOTIC CARS>> The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Valet StandIts equal parts pleasure and pain. The pleasure begins as an event at beachfront hotel comes to a close and the legion of valets-turned-track stars commences sprinting for car retrieval. Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Aston Martins make otherwise desirable Lexuses (Lexii? Lexorum?) and Lincolns seem downright pedestrian. Some of these exotic beauties are deemed too precious to join their distant cousins in the parking paddock and are, instead, displayed around the portico for all to wish upon. The pain of this process comes as youre shaken from a stick-shift reverie with the realization that your 2005 Camry has been brought around and is waiting, door open and unclaimed. 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PAGE 98 FLORIDA WEEKLYD20 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE GOODS AND SERVICESBEST HOMES BUILDER>> Habitat for HumanityFor the second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County was named Affiliate of the Year by Habitat International. Since opening its doors 33 years ago, our local Habitat has provided homeownership opportunity to more than 1,300 families, changing the lives of nearly 4,000 children. Thats worth a tip of the hard hat.Details: 775-0036 or www.habitatcollier.orgBEST STUDENT RETURN>> Charity for Change The School Giver Program is a character-building curriculum designed to inspire children to achieve their full potential. The program brings character education to life with a colorful, friendly mascot, website games, puppet shows, lesson plans and contests, all following a character education and charity theme. Children learn about charities and the importance of being involved and giving back. So far this school year, students at four Collier County elementary schools have raised more than $12,000 for 54 nonprofits.Details: www.charityforchange.orgBEST CHARITY FOR CHANGE (LITERALLY)>> Baby BasicsIf youve ever had a baby or toddler in diapers, you know how indisposable Pampers, Huggies and the like really are. You cant get by without them. Theyre expensive, too, and for families that dont qualify for public assistance, having mouths to feed and bottoms to cover can force some tough choices. Enter Baby Basics, the charity that distributes diapers to parents in Naples and Bonita Springs who are working hard but who can hardly afford the basics for their little ones. Its a relatively quiet organization that runs entirely on volunteer effort, doling out kindness and respect with every bundle. The bottom line: We love it. Details: www.babybasicscollier.orgBEST NEW FIT IN TOWN>> Josephs Custom ClothiersHe hasnt even opened in Naples yet, and Joey already has a following. With two showrooms in New York and a Naples showroom on the way, Joseph Wendt comes to town about once a month to service clients. He might fit you for a dress look thats not a suit (shorts in suit material and a buttoned up shirt, paired with loafers), or size you up for a new formal statement for next seasons galas. We just hope he can convince at least a few sartorial Neapolitans that trousers with whales on them are no longer necessary parts of their wardrobes.Details: BEST READ APP>> Overdrive Media ConsoleI was stuck in a doctors waiting room surrounded by year-old magazines. No problem: I just pulled out my phone and checked out a book from the library. A minute later, I was hooked into one of Lee Childs Jack Reacher adventures. With a smartphone and a local library card, the Overdrive Media Console app lets me check out ebooks and audiobooks from the library and read them on my phone. Sure, the screen is tiny, but it beats the Super Bowl snacks issue of Better Homes and Gardens. As a result, even though it came an hour late, hearing the nurse call my name was actually an interruption. Details: www (for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones)BEST MEALS ON WHEELS>> The Nosh TruckNot one to be kept in the kitchen, classically trained chef Scott Sopher (formerly of Olio in Naples, Traders on Sanibel and Cin Cin in Fort Myers) is now bringing his inspired street food to art festivals, farmers markets and special events at venues throughout Southwest Florida via his traveling restaurant, the Nosh Truck. Best sellers? Korean barbecue pork sliders and Moroccan chicken pita top the menu. Yum! Follow the Nosh Truck on Facebook to find out where hes parking next.Details: 248-0715 or www.mobilenosh.comBEST SOMETHING FOR NOTHING>> The Really, Really Free MarketFrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month, a welcoming, loosely knit but tightly run group of like-minded people gather at Fleishmann Park in order to share their skills, resources, ideas, tangible items, hugs and more. Theyre part of a nationwide, grassroots movement focused on sustainable community-building initiatives. Maybe youll find that yoga class youve been searching for, or perhaps youll pitch in to make cards for delivery to patients at NCH. This time last year, you could have helped stuff hair booms bound for locales affected by the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. You really never know what youll find at the Really, Really Free Market, but youll always be really, really glad you went.Details: Find the market on Facebook, or e-mail naplesreallyreallyfree@gmail. com

PAGE 100 FLORIDA WEEKLYD22 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEBEST SPOT FOR SWEET SURRENDER>> Norman Loves Naples Chocolate SalonGood news for those who melt at the mention of Norma Love: The acclaimed confectioners new chocolate salon is now open in Parkshore Plaza on U.S. 41. Bring your sweet tooth and enjoy a wide variety of pastries and cookies, coffee drinks and specialty sodas and, of course, Mr. Loves ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates.Details: 687-7215 or www.normanloveconfections.comBEST OF EVERYTHING>> Best of EverythingThe only question is, what wont you find at this retail extravaganza? Jewelry and accessories abound, and deals are to be had everywhere you look, at three locations. A nice new necklace, a dynamite pair of shades, a pretty purse, a sexy scarf, the perfect headband its all here. And its fun. Shoppers stroll the aisles with a velvet tray for holding their purchases, and the music even inspires the occasional dancing..Details: 47 Fifth Ave. S.; 262-8771; 3652 Tamiami Trail N.; 403-8771; 28194 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 948-5828 www.bestofeverythingnaples.comBEST REASON TO SMILE >> Naples Dental Center Youll be all smiles when you get the work done at Naples Dental Center, where Dr. Dean Mourselas and his staff take great care to make you comfortable, so that when it comes to getting in the chair, the only thing to fear really is fear itself. The result: A great smile and oral health are all yours. For $95, new patients get an exam, full set of X-rays and cleaning.Details: 261-7291; 201 Eighth St. S.; www.naplesdentalcenter.comBEST FITTED SUIT>> Aqua Beachwear You didnt really think we were talking about a three-piece suit, right? This is Southwest Florida, after all, where you need the perfect swimsuit. Fortunately, Aqua Beachwear puts care and expertise into the selection of a suit, one that flatters you and complements your unique style. Their fashionable selection of fine swimwear includes Gottex, Juicy Couture, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson and Miraclesuit. Matching cover-ups, too. Being the best-dressed at the beach feels pretty good.Details: 466-3414;; locations in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Sanibel Island.BEST OF ALL CULTURAL WORLDS IN ONE>> The Philharmonic Center Cultural Complex No one else offers quite as much in a single arts-centric complex: performance and visual arts, a resident orchestra and a full-scale art museum. Whether you like symphony concerts and blockbusters like Bonnie Raitt, Harry Connick Jr. and Les Miserables in the 1,425-seat main hall, more intimate performances in the 283-seat black box theater or lectures by visiting professors and various experts, the Phil brings culture to Southwest Florida in spades.Details: 597-1900 or www.thephil.orgBEST PLACE TO GET FRESH>> Randys Fishmarket This popular combo market/restaurant has served up the freshest seafood for years, whether its reeled in daily from local waters or flown in fresh from New England. Theres a fine selection of wine and beverages, and the Key lime pie is nothing short of this side of Heaven. Details: 10395 Tamiami Trail, North Naples; 5935555; 25010 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs; www.randysfishmarket.comBEST WAY TO BE IN THE CLOSET>> All About Closets When you dread going into your dark, disorganized closet, theres something wrong. All About Closets can turn that fearful space into a model of beauty and efficiency with its custom designs. The staff works magic with closets, kitchens, entertainment areas, pantries, home offices any space in your house or business can be transformed. They work with homeowners, builders and developers and interior designers. Details: 303-5829 or www.allaboutclosets.comBEST ALL-AGES PIRATE SHIP>> Pieces of EightYou dont need to be a bedraggled thief or Johnny Depp to embark on this nautical adventure, but the crew of Pieces of Eight, a 65-foot replica Spanish galleon pirate ship, wouldnt necessarily turn you away if you were. Set sail from Fort Myers Beach and get a taste of the golden age of piracy. Costumed pirates entertain kids and grown-ups alike, with face painting, a limbo dance party, secret maps and treasure all part of the plunder. Theres a full bar and food aboard and adults-only private charter cruises are available as well. Details: 765-7272; www.piecesofeight. com. 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach 239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker CenterGentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003$95 regular $338 Initial Comprehensive Exam Full set of X-Rays Healthy Mouth Cleaning

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WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D23FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEBEST SURF AND TURF>> Charlotte RV & Marine Filet and lobster, boats and RVs these are matches destined to go together. Charlotte RV & Marines huge indoor showroom is the place to find the perfect recreational vehicle or vessel to take you across Floridas scenic landscapes and seascapes in style. It has full-service and repair capabilities both, and decades of training and experience handling any marine or RV repair. Owner Amos Slater has been in the business much of his life, starting when his dad worked as a repairman for GMC Motorcoaches, and on to his success as a South Florida RV dealer. Come here to get a taste of surf and turf, in the classic styles of Sunshine State recreation. Details: www.charlottervandmarine. com; 4628 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte; (877) 8835555BEST SETTING FOR A MOMENTO ROMANTICO>> Angelinas RistoranteSometimes in life, you reach a confluence of atmosphere, food and company pitched at the perfect note. The momento romantico. Come to Angelinas Ristorante to find out what its all about. With friends, the experience is delightful; with a special companion, it can be downright thrilling. An elegant menu serves to heighten sensual pleasure. And part of the fun is a 29-foothigh, climate-controlled wine tower handled by an ever-so gracious sommelier. At Angelinas, the metaphorical violins of passion are always playing somewhere. Details:; 390-3187; 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita SpringsBEST SMOOTH MOVE>> European Wax Center Whether its unwanted back hair, a Brazilian bikini wax or just the sleekest legs possible, European Wax Center can smooth out any area you like. A four-step process that includes cleansing and protecting the skin, followed by 100 percent beeswax and a rejuvenation treatment improves your skins quality. Doing it on a regular basis helps hairs grow back lighter and softer. Your better half will thank you.Details:; 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 514-5020 and 8017 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero; 947-3439BEST PLACE TO GET A LEG UP>> Family Foot & Leg CenterFrom the minute you step in the door, the doctors and staff at both locations of Family Foot and Leg Center are here to help keep you on your feet, with advanced therapies and technology that ensure the best and most complete care.Details: 661 Goodlette Road; 430-3668; The Gridley Building, 12250 Tamiami Trail East; 650-3324BEST CURE, NATURALLY>> Bell Lifestyle Products This companys mission is to find all the best supplements out there that can boost the quality of your life, be it relief from an ache or pain, getting a better nights sleep or rekindling a bit of the old fire in the bedroom. Just a few of its most popular products include liquid multi-vitamins, herbal headache relief, shark cartilage for arthritis, slimming patches, and tea that helps your prostate. With hundreds of products to offer, Bell delivers real results, improving lifestyles all over the country. Details: Also available in local health food storesBEST PLACE TO MEET MINNIE AND MICKEY WITHOUT THE WAIT >> Inside Out Furniture WarehouseMickey and Minnie are the canine greeters who are always happy to see you at Inside Out Furniture Warehouse. They know their way around the 10,000-square-foot Space (Mountain) like its their own Magic Kingdom. From furniture for your (Haunted) Mansion or your (Pirates of the) Caribbean-themed condo, to sink vanities, outdoor furniture and accessories for the Hall (of Presidents), the dogs can sniff out the best wholesale-to-thepublic prices like theres no Tomorrow (Land). And theyll make sure Iris and Bruce Sissler treat you like their best friends. Because, for these dogs, its a Small World after all.Details: 592-1387 or BEST PLACE TO STRETCH A DOLLAR>> Miromar OutletsWith more than 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores, if you start at one end of Miromar Outlets and shop your way to the other, you can stretch your dollar approximately two miles. You might wear out a lot of shoe leather, but dont worry, youll encounter lots of footwear stores for replacements along the way as well as places for apparel and accessories, housewares and furnishings, jewelry, luggage, toys and more. At Miromar Outlets, you can fill more bags for the buck and you can dine, drink and be entertained along the way. Dont miss the snowy white Peking ducks at the Nike fountain, the koi fish near Neiman Marcus Last Call or the turtles near Eddie Bauer Outlet.Details: Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! Learn why we are the Areas Best Family Attraction 239-765-7272 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach We attended this cru ise for my sons 4th Birthday. I have to say, the best ever. The crew and activities were wonderful and we all had a great time. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I will de nitely be recommending you to friends and family. Jolene H. Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Mothers free on Mothers Dayvalid 5/8/2011 only

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FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEWEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D25BEST PLACE TO DOCK N DINE>> Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina Bayfront BistroThis full-service marina on the back bay of Estero Island sparkles with luxury. The pool and spa, clubroom, fishing charters, showers and all the other amenities are top notch. The sweeping view of the back bay of Fort Myers Beach is just one of numerous reasons to dine at Bayfront Bistro. This gem of a restaurant is continuously named among the best in the region for the romance of its ambiance and perfection of its cuisine.Details:; 4765 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 7654371.; 4761 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 463-FOODBEST MRI FOR HOUSE PETS>> Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of SarasotaVeterinary care rises to a new level at Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota, a 24-hour emergency hospital where the vets and techs can do dialysis, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, among other services, and where theres even has an MRI machine that can produce detailed internal images of whats inside Fido and Fluffy. Details: 4937 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; (941) 929-1818BEST PUB FOR CELEBRATING A ROYAL MARRIAGE>> The English PubThe wedding has passed, the honeymoon is (mostly) over, and the day-today work of a royal marriage has begun. So celebrating it should be easy! And it is, at the English Pub. Sure, those royal kids will celebrate an anniversary next April (complete with funny hats and chairs), but the English Pub lets you celebrate every day in between. So whether youre happy that William and Kate are still together or tickled that John and Kate are still apart, celebrate any day (or every day), at the English Pub. Details: 2408 Linwood Ave.; 775-3727; BEST COURSE OF IMPROVEMENT>> Naples Grande Golf Club The exhilaration of a great game of golf just keeps getting better at the Naples Grande Golf Club, where all new greens are being installed this month on the renowned Rees Jonesdesigned course. Tee off and take in the panoramic views of native Florida pine hammocks, live oak and grand cypress trees. You might want to hit the practice range before heading out on the links, or schedule a lesson with a seasoned pro.Details: 659-3700 HOURS: (Season Only)DOWNTOWN NAPLES 747 5th Ave S. THE BEST JEWELERY THE BEST BRACELETS THE BEST NECKLACES THE BEST PINS THE BEST RINGS THE BEST WATCHES THE BEST STERLING SILVER THE BEST MUSIC THE BEST DANCING THE BEST SMILES THE BEST CUSTOMERS THE BEST ACCESSORIES THE BEST HANDBAGS THE BEST SCARVES THE BEST HAIR ACCESSORIES THE BEST SUNGLASSES THE BEST ELIZA B THE BEST REPUTATION THE BEST ATMOSPHERE THE BEST FAMILIES THE BEST STAFF THE BEST GIFTS THE BEST STUFFED ANIMALS THE BEST CARDS Simply thebest. NAPLES 3652 Tamiami Trl N. Located Behind Mels Diner 239-403-8771 KENNEBUNKPORT 9 Western Ave. (Closed Jan April) 207-967-8771 BONITA SPRINGS 28194 Tamiami Trl S. Just S. of Bonita Beach Rd, next KFC 239-948-5828

PAGE 104 FLORIDA WEEKLYD26 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 Florida Weekly FloridaWeekly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THE BEST PLACE TO WINE DOWN>> M Waterfront Grille Nothing calms mid-workweek nerves like Wine Down Wednesdays at the elegant M Waterfront Grill. Among the soothing warm earth tones of the lounge and outdoor veranda, take in live jazz from 5 to 8 p.m. with a glass of Pinot Noir. Then check out the dinner menu by Executive Chef Brian Roland and choose from seafood, steaks, homemade pasta, organic dishes and tapas plates. All of this, and a great view of Naples Bay, will make the inevitable return to reality far easier.Details: 263-4421 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd.BEST PLACE FOR THE BUCKS>> Busey Bank This Illinois-based bank has been around since 1868, provides more than 75,000 households financial services and has more than 3,000 shareholders. Busey has about $3.5 billion in assets and process some 28 million transactions every year, including online bill payments, at 3,100 locations, including in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. Their expertise will help you on your way to a better fiscal future. Your money, if it could, would thank you for depositing it here. And youll feel good about it too with the banks focus on being responsive and friendly to customers. Details: www.busey.comBEST WAY TO ENJOY NAPLES FROM THE WATER>> Naples Princess Cruises The $3.5 million, 105-foot Naples Princess would be the envy of any princes bride. The best part is, this U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel is open to the public. Step aboard for any number of daily excursions that depart from Port O Call Way near downtown Naples, or book a private event. Among surroundings of cherry wood and goldplated ceilings, take in the views of Naples Bay and ogle at the exquisite waterfront residences in Port Royal. You can also choose to climb aboard for dinner and sunset. Details: 649-2275 www.naplesprincesscruises.comBEST WAY TO TURN TIME AROUND>> Dr. Elizabeth Fox The effects of aging have a way of creeping up on you, but Dr. Elizabeth Fox knows how to turn back the clock. Mentored at one of the countrys top plastic surgery programs, Dr. Fox performs male and female facelifts and mid-facelifts, endoscopic brow lifts, neck lifts and eyelid surgery, as well as breast and body surgery. In her approach to patients, she applies the dexterity gained in her violin and piano performances and an aesthetic eye honed by her life-long study of great works of art. The results are refreshing and natural.Details: 262-8585; www.elizabethfoxmd.comBEST WEEKEND CONCERTS >> Gulf Coast Town CenterWhether youre plopped down on the grass in front of the stage, bar hopping or listen to live music from the market plaza stage fills the air and sets a celebratory tone every weekend at Gulf Coast Town Center. Upcoming acts are Richie C (classic hits, May 6), Riverside Blues (May 7), The Hat Boys (oldies, May 13), Wildfire (classic rock, May 14), Batey (salsa and meringue, May 21) and The Chicago Mob (Motown, May 28).Details: 9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers, 267-0783 www.gulfcoasttowncenter.comBEST SLICE OF THE GOOD LIFE>> Quail Creek Country Club A membership at Quail Creek Country Club is a ticket to the good life. Try two spectacular golf courses, an elegant clubhouse, 13 tennis courts and a lounge, fitness center and heated pool, plus one of the areas most outstanding executive chefs. Every aspect of this private club is professionally staffed and elegantly appointed, living up to its mission to enrich the lives of its members with recreational and social activities that foster friendship, fellowship and pride.Details: 597-2831 www.quailcreekcc.comBEST PLANNERS WHEN PERFECTION IS PREFERRED>> Preferred Travel of Naples The travel consultants at Preferred Travel of Naples know that their clients expect and appreciate the many special touches and services that define true luxury travel. Whether a hosted cultural or culinary tour, luxury cruise or high adventure is on your itinerary, Preferred Travel will ensure an experience that exceeds your greatest expectations. And all along the way, your professional travel consultant will be available for assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year just how you prefer it.Details: 261-1177 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 Pub ONomics Are Back!

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FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly Flo rid aW eek ly BEST B B B B B B B E E E THEWEEK OF MAY 5-11, 2011 THE BEST D27BEST GLUTEN-FREE MENU (AND ITS DELI-CIOUS, TOO!)>> Jasons deliBig stacked deli sandwiches and homemade toppings are staples at Jasons along with a focus on health and well-being. That why theres also have a gluten-free menu with a full line of dressings, soups, breads, potatoes, kids meals and more. Thats what helped earn Jasons the vote for Best Restaurant Chain in America by Parents Magazine in 2011. And of course, if it comes from Jasons kitchen, theres no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial trans fats and no MSG. All that healthy goodness goes so much better with the free soft-serve ice cream that finishes up every Jasons meal.Details: 593-9499; www.jasonsdeli. com; 593-9499BEST PLACE TO PREPARE FOR STORM SEASON>> The Smart CompaniesYou probably already know them as Storm Smart Industries, providing innovative storm-protection products, and GoEnergySmart, offering solutions that save energy and money. These separate companies with a common owner have combined to form Smart Companies, still well known for their expertise in fortifying homes and businesses with custom storm-protection solutions. Plus, energy-saving devices, solar systems and smart-home technologies. The companys sustainability since starting out in the mid 1990s has made it a leader in the industry, proud to claim tens of thousands of satisfied clients. You can be next. Smart choices begin with Smart Companies.Details: 938-1000 or (888) 962-7283 www.GetSmartCompaniesBEST GOURMET LUNCH THAT DOESNT TAKE ALL DAY>> Calistoga CafeThis artisan sandwich shop and bakery also has great gourmet coffee and espresso, a laid-back atmosphere and, an extra bonus, free Wi-Fi, which means that you can even hang out after eating and get some work done if youre so inclined. Lunch, however, is the best reason to get to Calistoga. Its quick, but its not fast food. Youll never see a fryer, and the sandwiches, soups and salads are chocked full of fresh and flavorful veggies, nuts, grains, spices and herbs. Its all good and good for you.Details: Coastland Center Mall, Naples 7941 Airport Pulling Road, Naples VISIT A BROOKDALE COMMUNITY AND ENTER TO WIN AN OPTIMUM LIFE ALASKAN CRUISE FOR TWO! Optimum Life means no boundaries Visit Homewood Residence Naples anytime between April 15 and June 15, 2011 and become eligible to win an Alaskan Cruise for two*. Brookdale is the nations largest provider of senior living and wellness services. Our Optimum Life initiative helps residents live to their fullest in six dimensions: purposeful,emotional, physical,social, spiritual and intellectual.For the grand prize winner and a guest: A seven-day Alaskan cruise aboard the Celebrity Infinity. Departs from Seattle on August 12, 2011. Call (239) 430-3535 to schedule your personal visit today!*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes subject to and governed by Ofcial Rules available at Open only to legal residents of the continental United States. 62 years of age or older. Limit one entry per person. Odds of winning are determined by and depend upon the number of eligible entries received. All pr izes will be awarded. See Ofcial Rules for complete entry, eligibility, prize, and other details. Sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living, 111 Westwood Place, Suite 400, Brentwood, Tennessee. 37027. Nashville, TN, USA. Reg. U.S. Patent and TM Ofce. 52160-ROP03-0411 PERSONALIZED ASSISTED LIVING ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA CARE 770 Goodlette Road North, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 430-3535Assisted Living Facility # AL9584