Citation
Florida weekly

Material Information

Title:
Florida weekly
Place of Publication:
Naples, FL
Publisher:
Florida Media Group, LLC
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Weekly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource : ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Naples (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
periodical ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Collier County -- Naples

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with: Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 2-8, 2008)

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright, Florida Media Group, LLC. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
on10387 ( NOTIS )
1038797485 ( OCLC )
2018226752 ( LCCN )
on1038797485
Classification:
AN1.F6 N37 F56 ( lcc )

UFDC Membership

Aggregations:
Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

2011 staycations YOU DONT HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR FOR THESE 10 SUMMER VACATIONS INSIDEOperation Reunion: Former drug smuggler calls his cronies A couple of weeks back, Tim McBride picked up the telephone and called the booking agent for country music icon Hank Williams Jr. Mr. McBride didnt beat around the bush. He asked, point-blank, if Mr. Williams would be interested in appearing gratis at a reunion next month involving a bunch of aging drug smugglers who in the 1980s transformed the tranquil coast of Southwest Florida into one of the wooliest frontiers of lawlessness in the United States. It was a shot in the dark, and they said theyd get back to us, Mr. McBride, who lives in Estero, says of the invitation he extended to Mr. Williams. But what the hell, Ive done a lot crazier things in my lifetime. Indeed, pursuing a big-name entertainer is small potatoes compared to the legendarily notorious exploits of Mr. McBride and the long-lost buddies he is seeking to corral for a nostalgic gathering that is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 25, in the banquet room at the Seafood Depot in Everglades City. Mr. McBride says the reunion will bring together guys who were caught up in the BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@floridaweekly.com MCBRIDE SEE REUNION, A8 BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS OF THE WEEK A25 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C22-23-25 VINO C26 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. III, No. 33 FREE WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Beyond BlingSarasota exhibit shows influence of hip-hop on 21st century art. C1 Proud Marco IslandersCommunity celebrates groundbreaking for the Marco Island Veterans Memorial. A12 Find a pennyFloridas minimum wage workers set for 6 cents more per hour. B1 Get the pictureFree workshop focuses on tips for taking travel photos. C1

PAGE 2

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with state-of-the-art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Foot and Ankle Arthritis Management Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) www.JointInstituteFL.com 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NOW OFFERING $ 100 OFF INTRODUCTORY SPECIALEffective and pain-free, the COOL TOUCH VARIA LASER, is the latest technology for treatment of TOE NAIL FUNGUS. Call for more details or to schedule your appointment.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 The jetliner (I believe it was one operated by Eastern Air Lines, which shows how long ago this was) was on its final approach to Francois Duvalier International Airport. It was a brilliantly sunny day, but Portau-Prince pulsed beneath layers of air befouled by automobile exhaust, smoke from thousands of charcoal fires, toxic emissions from manufacturing facilities and God knows what else. In the seat next to me sat Bud Hitchcock, a businessman from Syracuse, N.Y., who was opening a factory in Haiti. Bud said Haiti was a great place to do business. Taxes were nonexistent and unions were outlawed. The illiterate workforce was defenseless and accepted slave wages without a peep. Better still, the Haitian government didnt impose a slew of regulations that were aimed at workplace safety or pollution control. Of course, Port-au-Prince was more of a fetid sewer than a city. But that was not a problem, either, according to Bud. If you had money, you lived in the mountains to the east of the city, in the beautiful hamlet of Petion-Ville. Even when the wind blew wrong, the overwhelming stench from Portau-Prince could not reach Petion-Villes well-heeled inhabitants. Bud had flown down for a final meeting with his Haitian attorney. I asked him what the lawyer charged. One hundred and thirty-five dollars an hour, he said. At the time, the average annual income for Haitians was less than $200. Once on the ground, I discovered that everything in Haiti was geared to the upper crust. The biggest headache facing corporate honchos was learning which bureaucrat or politician to bribe. But these bribes were a pittance compared to lawfully levied taxes that were required in other parts of the world. In Haiti, the wealthy contributed nothing (unless you count crass exploitation of a suffering people as something) and took all in return. I write of my experience in Haiti not as a plea to help those forlorn people, although I would not discourage anyone from doing so. Rather, I set it down because of what I see now in the United States. Somehow, the notion has taken root that Americas greatness is inextricably tied to what benefits the wealthy elite and the large corporations. This has been a longstanding tradition in third world countries like Haiti, but I never dreamed it would flourish here. The proposition that the most affluent should pay their fair share is mocked as anti-American. This notion that taxation is socialisms kissing cousin is sheer nonsense. Was George Washington seeking to build a socialist state when he sent 13,000 troops to quash a tax revolt (known as the Whiskey Rebellion) in 1794? Even Thomas Jefferson, who was not pleased by Washingtons reaction to the rebellion and thought the first president in cahoots with Jeffersons nemesis, Alexander Hamilton had overstepped his authority, argued long and loud that the basis of a truly egalitarian society was built upon disproportionate sacrifice from the fortunate few. The recent testimony on Capitol Hill of the oil barons in defense of their exorbitant profits and lavish tax breaks brought to mind a memorable Jefferson quote, which I could not recall in its entirety but was able to track down a couple of days later. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government, Jefferson said. Jefferson knew that you couldnt sustain a democracy by hammering the poor and defenseless. In a letter to James Madison, Jefferson outlined his theory of property taxation. He believed the best way to address inequality in taxation was to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. Whoa, baby, and you thought Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi were hot to redistribute the wealth! Truth is, the wealth already has been redistributed, and while the mega-rich are making out like bandits, the rest of us struggle to survive. We are told by the likes of House Speaker John Boehner that the real culprits in the current economic mess are the poor and afflicted, who, he insists, have somehow snookered the system into bankruptcy. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security need to be adjusted. No denying that. But why must all sacrifice begin at the bottom? Texas is a good example of where we as a nation are headed. Corporate tax rates are low and there is no state income tax. To offset this absence of revenue, virtually every program designed to help the helpless has been slashed to the bone. Oh, by the way, Texas also has a budget deficit of more than $25 billion. Draconian cuts in Medicaid by Texass reactionary political leaders will hit nursing homes and childrens hospitals the hardest. There is a real possibility that thousands of desperately ill and poverty-stricken Texans will be forced from those facilities. What is that going to look like? It could look a lot like Haiti.Riding in a cab in Port-au-Prince, I noticed a child sprawled face down on the sidewalk. People stepped over and around the prostrate boy. I told the cab driver to stop.What would you have us do? he asked in Creole-accented English. Take him to a doctor or a hospital. The hospitals are crowded and no doctor will treat a child of the streets. Besides, it appears as if the boy is dead. So, we just leave him there? Yes. But do not be troubled. (The authorities) are very prompt in picking up bodies when the heat is as high as it is today. Across town, Bud Hitchcock and his lawyer sat in air-conditioned comfort, toasting one another with single malt scotch and putting the finishing touches on their deal. Bud was right; Haiti then like Texas of today was a great place to do business.I have a hunch, though, that Washington, Jefferson and the other founding fathers aspired to something far grander than that. The poor shall inherit the deficit billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY

PAGE 4

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com 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 Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick BearCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse nmasse@floridaweekly.com Cori Higgins chiggins@floridaweekly.com Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.com 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 www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION Tony Kushner will be receiving an honorary degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. This shouldnt be big news. Kushner is a renowned playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with an Emmy Award and two Tonys. The degree became big news when it was abruptly shelved by the City University of New York Board of Trustees during its May 2 meeting, after a trustee accused Kushner of being anti-Israel. A campaign grew almost immediately, first calling on previous recipients of honorary degrees from CUNY colleges (of which John Jay College is one) to return them. Within days, what would have been a quickly forgotten bestowal of an honorary degree erupted into an international scandal. The chair of the board, Benno Schmidt, former president of Yale University, convened an emergency executive session of the board, which voted unanimously to restore the honor to Kushner. The controversy exposed the extreme polarity that increasingly defines the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the willingness by some to suppress free speech and vigorous dialogue to further rigid, political dogma. The trustee who attacked Kushner, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, began his tirade at the original board meeting with an attack on Mary Robinson, who was formerly both the president of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He then went on: There is a lot of disingenuous and nonintellectual activity directed against the state of Israel on campuses throughout the country, the West generally, and oftentimes the United States, as well. He presented several quotes that he attributed to Kushner to make his case, ending with, I dont want to bore you all with the details.Kushner told me, [W]hat hes doing is sparing them not boring details, but the full extent of the things that Ive said about the state of Israel that would in fact make it clear to the board that I am in no way an enemy of the state of Israel, that I am in fact a vocal and ardent supporter of the state of Israel, but I dont believe that criticism of state policy means that one seeks the destruction of a state. Ive been very critical of the policies of my own government. First, a little history on Kushners work. He won the Pulitzer for his play Angels in America. The play is subtitled A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, and addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the struggle that many gay men and lesbians endure in the United States. A key character in the play is a fictionalized version of Roy Cohn, a prominent attorney who, early in his career, was a key adviser to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Cohn helped McCarthy with his fanatical pursuit of suspected communists in the U.S. government and beyond. He was considered a lifelong closeted gay man, despite the fact that he helped target people for political persecution for being gay. Cohn died in 1986 of complications due to AIDS, although he publicly described his illness as liver cancer. Thus, in a dramatic, real-life turn of events, Kushner, who has written extensively on the witch hunts of the McCarthy era, has now become the object of such a witch hunt himself. The CUNY Board of Trustees version of Roy Cohn here is Wiesenfeld, appointed by former Republican governor of New York George Pataki. I interviewed Tony Kushner soon after he got word that his honorary degree had been restored. He said U.S. policy toward the Middle East based on right-wing fantasies and theocratic fantasies and scripture-based fantasies of what history and on-the-ground reality is telling us, is catastrophic and is going to lead to the destruction of the state of Israel. These people are not defending it. Theyre not supporting it. Theyre in fact causing a distortion of U.S. policy regarding Israel and a distortion of the internal politics of Israel itself, because they exert a tremendous influence in Israel and support right-wing politicians who I think have led the country into a very dark and dangerous place. During the McCarthy era, the U.S. was a dark and dangerous place as well. Now, amid the uprisings in the Arab and Muslim world, the recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas, and the likely recognition of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations General Assembly, there is no more urgent time for vigorous and informed debate. The future of peace in the Middle East depends on dissent. Those, like Tony Kushner, with the courage to speak out are the true angels in America. 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 900 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.Tony Kushner and the angels of dissentThe good news is that wages still make up a majority of the nations income. Barely. USA Today reports that in 2010, Wages accounted for the lowest share of income 51.0 percent since the government began keeping track in 1929. In February of this year, Wages slipped to another historic low of 50.5 percent of personal income. As the proportion of our income derived from wages has declined, the proportion derived from government has increased. A record 18.3 percent of the nations total personal income was a payment from the government, USA Today writes. The recession obviously has much do with this, but the trend shows few signs of easing, even though the economic recovery is nearly 2 years old. Someone has to pay for this, and if its not our creditors, its people making money and paying taxes. The private economy is caught in a vise between old-age entitlements and welfare programs for the poor. Everyone knows about entitlements. Social Security and Medicare already cost about $1.2 trillion, even before baby boomers begin to retire in earnest. Medicare has grown by 80 percent since 2000, and is set to careen ever upward. For every dollar of Social Security and Medicare, we spend roughly another 50 cents on anti-poverty programs, broadly defined. These programs have expanded at a rate 89 percent faster than inflation since 2000, according to The Heritage Foundation. Fifty million people are enrolled in Medicaid, and more than 40 million are on food stamps. Anti-poverty spending is now above 4 percent of GDP, and President Barack Obamas vision is for their perpetual growth. To save the productive economy from getting swallowed by these twin behemoths, we must both reform entitlements and constrain anti-poverty spending. It is telling, then, that there are two main criticisms of Paul Ryans budget plan: 1) It will reform entitlements; 2) It will constrain anti-poverty spending. In other words, Ryans offense is daring to do anything at all about the primary sources of welfare state overreach. According to Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation, at least half of the spending goes to able-bodied people. If we were to take anti-poverty spending back to pre-recession levels and limit its rate of growth to inflation as Republican Rep. Jim Jordan proposes, once unemployment declines to 6.5 percent it would save $2 trillion over the ensuing 10 years. The fundamental source of contention in our politics is whether we accept our current path of enlarged reliance on government, or endeavor to reverse it. We can argue about what the tipping point is when our society will have lost its distinctiveness and dynamism. When we get 20 percent of our income from government, 25 percent? When only 45 percent of income is from wages? If youd rather not find out, youre an extremist. At the moment, the American economy seems to be hitting a perverse sweet spot of low growth just 1.8 percent in the first quarter and rising prices. The Obama economic program is in shambles, unless the unspoken goal was always increasing reliance on government. By that metric, its been a smashing success. The trend line suggests yet more success to follow. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Slip-sliding away amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6

Look no further than for all of your eye care needs. exam is available to any person who does NOT have insurance to cover the cost of a complete eye exam.Bonita Springs 26831 S. Tamiami Trl.239.992.1422 Naples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd.239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2239.591.2949 Board Certi ed: TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS DR. KEVIN LAM, DPM Ilizarov Fixation Methods-LE DR. BRIAN TIMM, DPM DR. MALINOSKI, DPM www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau released its annual State of the Industry Report during National Tourism Week earlier this month. CVB Executive Director Jack Wert announced that 2010 visitation rose 3.3 percent over 2009, and that first quarter 2011 tourism visitation is up 3.3 percent over the same period in 2010. This past year was a tough one for Florida travel and tourism with the negative impacts from the economy and misperceptions about the gulf oil spill, Mr. Wert said. He reviewed the CVBs marketing efforts following the oil spill as well as the 2011 winter campaign and the spring/summer marketing efforts now under way. Numbers for 2010 show that 1,383,500 visitors stayed in paid accommodations and created a total economic impact of $1.16 billion. Those visitors paid $74.6 million in sales and gasoline taxes. Analysis by Research Data Services shows that Collier County residents saved $631 in taxes they otherwise would have paid if amenities such as beach renourishment and the Collier County Museums were not paid for with the tourist development tax. Data for the first quarter of 2011 shows visitors from the Northeast and Midwest feeder markets up by 9.1 percent and 5.9 percent, respectively, over the first quarter of 2010. The tourism industry employs 29,000 people in Collier County. Mr. Werts report was followed by the annual Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards, honoring the top tourism employees in Collier County. The following awards were presented: Outstanding Hotel Employee-Support Staff: Jesica Bianciotto, director of housekeeping, Inn on Fifth Outstanding Attractions EmployeeSupport Staff: Rolando Albin, maintenance department, The Naples Zoo Outstanding Hotel Sales Employee: Niccole Haschak, director of marketing, Hilton Naples Outstanding Attractions Sales Employee: Jenny Foegen, director of sales and marketing, The Naples Princess Outstanding Hotel Employee-Front Line: Joanne Duenas, director of concierge services, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples Outstanding Attractions EmployeeFront Line: Emma Andrews, ranger, Big Cypress National Preserve Hospitality Above and Beyond: Monika Shomberg, lobby concierge, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa Best Strategic Partner: Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning Rising Star: Fernando Cordova, maintenance technician, Bellasera Hotel Approachability: Connie Allen, catering and conference services coordinator, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Restaurant Exemplary Service: Basil Katsaris, server/supervisor, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Outstanding Tourism Volunteer: Christine Cook, docent and tour guide, Naples Botanical Garden Reel Star (a film-friendly location): Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkTourism statistics are inviting; top employees awardedSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Sports Star (promoting sports tourism): Nicole Curran, housing administrator, Sports Council of Collier County PR Star (for partnering with the CVB public relations team): Everglades Area Tours Tourism Leadership Award: Fred Coyle, Collier County commissioner and chairman of the Tourist Development Council Directors Award for Excellence in Tourism: Robert Bob Miller Sr., Millers World (Glades Haven Cozy Cabins, Glades Haven Marina, The Oyster House in Everglades City) This years judges were: Donna Fiala, Collier County commissioner; Beth Sterchi, Collier County EDC; Beth Rice, VISIT FLORIDA; Marcia Taylor, FGCU; Saralene BASIL KATSARIS BOB MILLER CHRISTINE COOK CONNIE ALLEN FERNANDO CORDOVA JENNY FOEGEN JESICA BIANCIOTTO JOANNE DUENAS MONIKA SHOMBERG NICCOLE HASCHAK NICOLE CURRAN ROLANDO ALBIN BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOSWinners of the 2011 Paraside Coast Tourism Star Awards. See more photos on page B8.Oldham, HelmsBrisco; Bryan Pease, Events Responsibly!; and Lisa Swirda, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 252-2384 or visit www.parradisecoast.com.

PAGE 7

FURNITURE | FABRICS | FLOORING | LIGHTING | KITCHENS | BATH SEE IT. FEEL IT. BUY IT. Walker Zanger Poggenpohl Chalon Eur o Kitchen Designs Clive Christian Euro Kitchen designs ONE-STOP KITCHEN DESIGN MULTIPLE STORES MANY CHOICES CLIVE CHRISTIAN CHALON EURO KITCHEN DESIGNS POGGENPOHL SOHO KITCHENS & DESIGN ANN SACKS PARIS CERAMICS REMODELING WITH INNOVATION BY BAY BUILDERS THE WOOD FLOOR COMPANY WALKER ZANGER Complimentary Design Consultations & Discounts in Participating StoresWEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Whats New in Tile? Stop by Ann Sacks for fruit and cheese and enjoy a tour. Kitchen Flooring Ideas: Whats New Underfoot? Suggestions and sushi in The Wood Floor Company. Martha Stewart and Mel Gibson Have One: Learn to Cook on an Aga. Demonstration and tasting in Clive Christian. Tile Trends: Fashion-Forward Colors, Textures and Styles. Presentation and refreshments in Walker Zanger. Kitchen Designs Inspired by English Country Homes. Tea and scones in Chalon. COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS, SEMINARS AND TASTINGSTHURSDAY, MAY 19 Shirlenes Cuisine for People on the Go! Live cooking demo by Shirlene Elkins and tasting in Chalon. Contemporary Marries Traditional: Discover the Newest Trends in Transitional Kitchen Design. Enjoy sushi with the experts in Soho Kitchens & Design. European Designs with a Rich 110-year History. Savor conversations over strudel and coffee in Poggenpohl. Remodeling Your KitchenWhere to Start? Presentation in Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders. Enjoy gourmet cupcakes and refreshments. BOTH DAYS 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. in Paris CeramicsSpringtime in Paris Bring your floor plans and ideas. Paris Ceramics offers complimentary design consultations and French pastries.Clive Christian Soho Kitchens & Design FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC COOL KITCHENSHOT TRENDS2 DAY EVENT051811-1358MonFri 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade showroom hours vary on Saturdays 10800 Corkscrew Road, Ester o, FL 33928 Off I-75, Exit 123 Across from Miromar Outlets, between Naples and Fort Myers 239.390.5111 FOR MORE INFORMA TION OR FOR A LIST OF FREE SEMINARS, VISIT www .MiromarDesignCenter.com

PAGE 8

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining.Join Now & Pay No Dues Until January 2012. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. two phases of what law enforcement officials called Operation Everglades (which played out in the early 1980s) and Operation Peacemaker (which occurred later in the decade). The operations ranged up and down the coast, but Everglades City was Ground Zero. In 1983, 12 people from the tiny fishing hamlet were arrested in a single burst of activity. Eventually, more than 150 (many of whom were from Everglades City and Southwest Florida) were brought down by a task force that included the FBI, the DEA, the IRS and other federal and state agencies. Boats, automobiles and homes were seized, and it was estimated that 75 percent of Everglades Citys stone crab fleet was impounded. Mr. McBride himself was one of the biggest fish to be caught in this law enforcement net. Known as the Saltwater Cowboy, Mr. McBride, just before his arrest in the late 1980s, negotiated high-end deals between Cuban and Colombian drug lords. He eventually served a four-year stretch in federal prison and paid fines totaling $4 million. A reunion of ex-cons who were snared in some of the most massive drug takedowns in American history might not exactly sit well with those members of the public who understandably frown on such activities. The Saltwater Cowboy insists he is sensitive to this fact. Were not trying to glorify or justify what we did, says the 53-year-old Mr. McBride, who is currently in negotiations with producers who hope to film a pilot for a possible television series based on his experiences. But we cant run from the past, either. What we did was wrong, but we cant change that now. We can take responsibility for what we did and show that you can learn from your mistakes. Mr. McBride also concedes that the reunion is not intended to be an Oprahlike procession of teary confessionals and inspiring tales of redemption gained and religion found. Oh, there are going to be war stories, for sure, he promises. There are going to be a lot of stories about the crazy (stuff) we did back in the day. So far, he adds, he has commitments from about 20 of the old gang. I think were going to get 50 guys, at least, he says. If you are an alumni (Mr. McBrides word) of these drug busts and are not currently incarcerated, of course more information can be had by e-mailing tim@saltwatercowboys.org or by calling 494-5155. REUNIONFrom page A1COURTESY PHOTOThe January 2010 cover of Florida Weekly featured Tim McBride.

PAGE 9

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A9 RedSnook tourney will benefit Conservancys efforts to protect water quality, game fish populationsRegistration is under way for the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas 2011 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament, which helps fund Conservancy water quality projects and juvenile game fish research. This years tournament, the 18th annual event, takes place Oct. 21-23. With a theme of Clean Water/More Fish, it is co-chaired by Wayne Meland and Lloyd Liggett. Our slogan speaks to the importance of the Conservancys efforts to the angling community, Mr. Meland told a group of supporters who gathered recently to hear the RedSnook Success Story at the Conservancys Penniman Family Filter Marsh Gazebo. Kathy Worley, co-director of environmental science at the Conservancy, explained the functions of the new Wavering-Shotwell Filter Marsh. Once a drainage ditch filled with runoff from nearby roads and the parking lot at Coastland Center, the new wetland intercepts pollution before it reaches the Gordon River and Naples Bay. The filter marsh exemplifies the impact that a healthy water supply can have on the creating a new wildlife habitat and a haven for juvenile fish populations. In a live testament to the renewed health of the water in the filter marsh, Conservancy research manager Jeff Schmid showed guests a juvenile snook from the marsh. Upon completion of the filter marsh, it was a great surprise to see native plants, fish and wading birds begin to flourish, Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president and CEO, said. Our hope is that the filter marsh can serve as a model and encourage others to create wetlands and adopt best practices for stormwater treatment, he added. Proceeds from the RedSnook tournament also help support the Conservancys work to protect water quality. We recognize that the quality of our water is directly linked to our economic viability, recreation and enjoyment of all the area has to offer, Jennifer Hecker, director of natural resource policy for the Conservancy, said. The RedSnook tournament and the dollars raised help us to fund the resources to support our work and advocate for water quality improvements. Of the 10 estuaries between Everglades City and Venice that were studied for the 2011 Estuaries Report Card, none fully met Florida water quality standards, Ms. Hecker added. The report card is a wake-up call that the health of our waterways is an increasing threat to recreational and sport fishing in Southwest Florida, she said. Last years RedSnook tournament netted more than $75,000. Roland Martin, legendary angler and television host of Fishing with Roland Martin, will return to host the 2011 event, which begins with a kick-off party and auction on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Naples Yacht Club. Competition takes place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony Sunday, Oct. 23, at Northern Trust. Teams can register for the tournament at www.conservancy.org/redsnook. Divisions include unguided general bait, guided general bait, unguided artificial, guided artificial, junior angler and fly fishing. The tournament is presented by The Johnson Meland Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Sponsors include Northern Trust and Naples Yacht Club. Allen Systems Group is the official Stars and Stripes sponsor. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.For more information, visit the website above or call 4034219. supply can have on the creat COURTESY PHOTOSJeff Schmid, Conservancy research manager, holds up a Mayan cichlid, an invasive species thats finding its way into the Wavering-Shotwell Filter Marsh. The fish are not released back into the waters; they are fed to animals recuperating at the Conservancy Wildlife Clinic.The Wavering-Shotwell Filter Marsh was named for the multi-generational support provided by both families. Chip, Lynne, Henley and Nelly Shotwell were honored at the event. Lynnes father, Elmer Wavering, was one of the original founders of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Once a dead drainage ditch, the Wavering-Shotwell Filter Marsh is now purifying waters and acts as a haven for wildlife and snook populations. g g p y OnceadeaddrainageditchtheWaveringShotwellFilter p p , a n r rv s d ed r n a ela n e y an r o u po un o r w 4 J e f e s a M sp i n F r te re a n c was a great surpr i se t o see nativ e plants, fish and wa d in g b ir ds begin to f lour ish, Andrew McE l waine, Conservanc y pr esi d ent an d CE O, said. Our hope is day, Oct. 23 Teams ca n www.conse r Division s bait, guide d f icial, gu id e fl y fishin g. T h e tou r Jo h nson M e Smith Bar n ern Trust a S y stems G r Stri p es s p opp ort u Fo J r a s va

PAGE 10

ton Discovery Center, Ferguson Learning Labs, Eaton Conservation Hall and the Sugden Gomez Environmental Planning Center. Campaign funds also led to the purchase of additional land and construction for a new entrance road, Smith Preserve Way, to open access to the Conservancy Nature Center from Goodlette-Frank Road with the goal of providing access to the future Gordon River Greenway Park. The campaign funded the purchase of 8 acres from the Fleischmann family, which has become the Christopher B. Smith Preserve. Today is about so much more than celebrating a big number, Mr. von Arx told the gathering. Numbers alone do not tell the story. This campaign began as a call to action in response to threats to our water, land and wildlife. What matters most is the faith the community has in the Conservancy to use these dollars to protect our quality of life future for generations. To conclude the celebration, the Conservancy retired the Saving Southwest Florida capital campaign logo and revealed its new logo, reinforcing its mission and symbolizing new horizons for the organization. As we celebrate our accomplishments, we are reminded that our work continues, Mr. Tyler, who spoke on behalf of campaign co-chairs Nick Penniman and Jane Pearsall, said. The generosity of our donors, members, staff, volunteers and the community has better prepared us to take on the challenges of the future. Read more about the Conservancy celebration and its new logo at www.comservancy.org. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A gopher tortoise kicks up sand as he crawls into his burrow within the Christopher B. Smith Preserve, an area now protected from development. The natural upland and scrub habitat is between the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center and Goodlette-Frank Road. A short distance away, beams are raised as construction continues on the nearly 5,000-square-foot von Arx Wildlife Clinic that will expand wildlife treatment. And just across from the clinic in the new Wavering-Shotwell Filter Marsh, a wading bird appears oblivious to the sounds of construction as he focuses on the abundant juvenile snook teeming below. Once a dead drainage ditch, the filter marsh is now purifying waters and acts as a haven for snook and wildlife. These were scenes at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on May 10 as guests arrived for the Saving Southwest Florida capital campaign celebration. They are several examples of how the $38.8 million raised is already impacting the local environment and wildlife by supporting policy, education and campus renovations. More than 100 guests including Conservancy members, donors, staff and local dignitaries, celebrated as Dolph von Arx, Conservancy board chairman, and Tuck Tyler, Saving Southwest Florida campaign cabinet co-chairman, poured water into a 4-foot cylinder to represent the dollars raised and to honor the more than 1,000 individuals who gave to the campaign. Gifts ranged from $10 to more than $1 million. Every drop of water represents someones commitment to protecting Southwest Floridas environment, Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president and CEO, said. The largest environmental campaign in Collier County is also one of the largest in the state of Florida. Funding will support core Conservancy programs and endowment for policy, advocacy, environmental science, research and education to include: A new strategic partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University to focus on enhanced environmental education; Support for sea turtle research, monitoring and protection; Resources for wildlife rehabilitation training and veterinary services; Funds for policy and advocacy efforts for ongoing and future work; and Support for research projects such as Everglades restoration and water quality research. In addition, funds will support the renovation and construction of new sustainable buildings at the Conservancy to transform the 21-acre campus into one of the premier nature centers in the southeastern United States. During the event, the Village School Chorale sang songs reflecting the mission of the Conservancy, and representatives from the state, Collier County and city of Naples recognized the Conservancy and campaign donors for their commitment to protecting Southwest Floridas environment. May 10 was proclaimed Saving Southwest Florida Day. We have worked closely in partnership with Collier County, its Board of County Commissioners and other local and state officials throughout the renovation process. We are grateful for their continued support, Mr. McElwaine said. New construction and renovations on the Conservancy campys are slated for completion by late 2012 and will include the new von Arx Wildlife Clinic, the Dal-Conservancy celebrates $38.8 million to help save Southwest Florida COURTESY PHOTOConservancy President and CEO Andrew McElwaine, left, with Kristi Bartlett (representing Collier County) Sandra Mummert (representing Florida Sen. Garrett Richters office) and Naples City Councilman Doug Finlay. The latter three read proclamations honoring the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and donors to its Saving Southwest Florida capital campaign. CO URTE S Y PH O T O

PAGE 11

HISTORICAL OLDE NAPLES 1355 4TH STREET SLocated just 4 blocks from Naples white sandy beaches. Surround yourself with lush landscaping and a Key West setting in this charming 4BR/3.5BA residence with wrap-around veranda, multiple screened lanais, storm shutters and more. Reduced $75K. $1,249,000 Reduce Pendin 3215 GULF SHORE BLVD N #309NSoft Gulf & LAndscaped views from this quiet 2BR/2.5BA residence with all the convenience of Lausannes recently updated amenities, on-stie management team, 24 hour security and enclosed parking bring peace of mind. $475,000 Call Katy Miller 239-898-3693 Reduce Ope House Pendin CROWN POINTE RESIDENCE Beautiful, renovated 2+Den/2BA villa with extended lanai, 18 tiles, custom draperies, lighting, low HOA fees, pet friendly & in a great location! $199,999. Call Kay Miller at 239-898-3693. Reduce Sat & Sun May 21-22 From 1-4pm

PAGE 12

Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closedOutdoor Furniture & Accessories Bedroom Dining Living Room Sink VanitiesInside Out Furniture Warehousewww.insideoutwarehouse.com 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 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 MARCO ISLAND VETERANS MEMORIAL GROUNDBREAKING A crowd of proud Marco Islanders celebrated at the groundbreaking for the Marco Island Veterans Memorial at the park by the same name. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYWes English of the Marco Island Strummers 1. Members of the Marco Island City Council and the Veterans Memorial Fundraising Committee 2. Morning Musicians from Tommy Barfield Elementary School 3. Bryan Milk and Ben Russell 4. Donna Fiala and Steve Reynolds 5. Owen Carr and Jory Westbury, principal of Tommy Barfield Elementary School 6. Joseph Capilets and Tom Pucci 7. Jamie Disney, Fred and Priscilla Burnham, Clay Disney

PAGE 13

in cooperation with Lisa Romano, License #FL BK3006884 Built in 2005 this is the only available single family home with full maintenance provided by the HOA in all of Olde Naples. The fact that the Villa home is located off of 8th Avenue South and only three blocks from the beach and famous Fifth Avenue makes it an easy walk to everything that Olde Naples has to offer. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment and parks are just steps away. 3,600 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 41/2 Bathrooms Plus a Den and 2 Car Garage Beautifully Landscaped and Fenced Back Yard with Pool & Patio Surrounded by 10 Ficus for Privacy Gourmet Kitchen Features Professional Appliances, Custom Cabinetry, Large Island, Granite Countertops and a Wine Cooler Master Suite Offers a Separate Sitting Room, Balcony, Morning Kitchen, Walk-In Closets and a Spa Like Master Bath with Jacuzzi Extras Include Elevator, Travertine Floors, Hurricane Glass, a Whole Home Water Purification System, Custom Wood Shutters and High Ceilings Throughout NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A13 The Greater Marco Family YMCA has a full schedule of summer camps for kids. For registration details and more information, call 394-3144 or visit www. marcoislandymca.org. Heres what coming up: Sport-n-Splash (ages 6-10) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20-24 Joe Lyons Roller Hockey Camp (ages 4-7) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27-29 Gymnastics (ages 6 and older) 10-11:30 a.m. June 13-17 and Aug. 1-5 Tim Cain Baseball Camp (ages 8-15) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27-July 1 and Aug. 8-12 Junior Tennis Clinics June 13-30; July 11-29; Aug. 1-19 Swimming lessons (ages 6 months and up) June 6-16; June 27-July 7; July 18-28; Aug. 8-18 Saturday Swimming Lessons (ages 6 months and up) 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. July 9-Aug. 27 Scott Stewart Basketball Camp (ages 7-15) 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15 Girls Volleyball Camp (ages 7-15) Beginners: 9-11 a.m. Advanced: Noon-2 p.m. July 18-22 and Aug. 8-12 British Challenger Soccer (ages 3-14) July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12 Register online at www.challengersports.com Cross Country Camp (grades 6-9) 7-10:45 a.m. Aug. 1-5 The Greater Marco Family YMCA is or g anizing its first Sports Celebrity Speaker Series that will bring guests from the world of professional sports to town for lunch and talkback at the Hilton Marco Island. Former NFL player Mike Vanderjagt will host the four luncheons for which guests will be invited from the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and major league baseball. Dates have not been announced, but the events will be held in August and December 2011 and February and April 2012. Tickets will be $35 each or the series of four for $130. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Steve Reynolds and the Y, 394-3144, ext. 228, or e-mail marketing@marcoislandymca.org. Marco Y has summer specialty campsSports celebrities will headline luncheons 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.

PAGE 14

Do You Want toSTAY?Or Do You Want to SELL?Call me today for your Complimentary Market Analysis! (239) 628-6181 scott.leiti@yahoo.com Directions: From I -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to Quail Creek Village Gatehouse. 11650 Quail Village Way $389,000One of A Kind Aberdeen! 4 Bedroom +Loft with NEW roof and a great pool & view! 11536 Quail Village Way NOW $369,000Rarely Available Extended Augusta Model! 3 Bedroom & 3 FULL Baths with Pool! 11796 Quail Village Way $249,000Best Value in the Village! 3 Bedroom + Den, 2,300 square feet with POOL!11664 Quail Village Way $334,900 11380 Quail Village Way #103 $288,900 FURNISHED DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS!! Light up your life! OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 11412 Quail Village Way #202Enjoy the GOOD LIFE! Three Bedroom/2 Bath, Turnkey with Wide Golf Views! 11400 Quail Village Way #202CAREFREE LIVING! Three Bedroom/2 Bath FULLY Turnkey Furnished!Your Quail Creek Village Resident Specialists Quail WE NEED MORE LISTINGS! NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT

PAGE 15

Dr. Charles Springer Orthopedic Surgeon Pat Darcy Double Hip Replacement Patient Pat Darcy lived with constant pain in her legs and hips. When her movements became so restricted that even a short walk caused intense pain, she knew she needed help. She turned to Charles Springer, M.D. who replaced both of her hips. Now, Pat is as active as she was 30 years ago, but instead of returning to work, shes back in the gym, working out with friends. To read more of Pats story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caring Spine Center who specialize in the care of joint patientswww.LeeMemorial.org

PAGE 16

FREE CONSULTATIONNo Recovery No Fees or CostsOut of Area Call 1-800-852-65853515 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 101 Cape Coral 1629 K. Street NW, Suite 300 Washington D.C.www.lawinfo.cc239-540-3333 INJURED William M. PowellPracticing Law in Florida for over 28 years. Former President Cape Coral Bar Association Former Cape Coral City Attorney. Serious Bodily Injury Medical Malpractice Hospital/Physician Errors Wrongful Death Trucking Accidents Auto, Motorcycle & Plane Nursing Home Paralysis Slip & Fall Failure to Diagnose Drunk Drivers Brain Damage Birth Defects NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 NEWS A17 Hop aboard a paddleboard for Special OlympicsThe second annual Stand-Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Bayfront marketplace and marina. Five SUP division races will take place along the picturesque waterfront as follows: 10 a.m., boys ages 10-16; 11 a.m., girls ages 10-16; noon, womens open; 1 p.m., mens open; and 3 p.m., Special Olympics Athletes Race, in which the top 10 finishers will compete with a Special Olympics athlete atop their board. Participants can sign up on race day or in advance at title sponsor Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. Other sponsors include: 21st Century Oncology, Avant-garde Hair Salon, Agro Surf Shop, attorney Mark Shapiro, Bayfront Inn, Bayfront Marketplace, BCBEngle Construction Corp., Crossfit Gym, First National Bank of the Gulfcoast, Gates Construction, Germain Toyota, Goldman Chiropractic, Gulfcoast Inn, King Richards Fun Par k, Lutg ert Insurance, Lux Boutique, Naples Bay Resort, Naples Kiteboarding, Naples Pools, Naples Soap Company, New Image Fitness, PT Gator/ Our Town magazine, Rumbatime Watches, Soiltech, StofftCooney Architects, Tavern on the Bay, The Spot and True Blue Water Sports. The $25 registration fee will go to Special Olympics Collier County. For more information, call 370-6577 or visit www. noodlescafe.com. Golf pros offer free 10-minute lessonsSouthwest Florida golfers new to the game and those who simply need a refresher from a pro can take a free lesson this month at select WCI Communities golf clubs in Naples and Bonita Springs. For the eighth consecutive year, golf professionals from WCI clubs are participating in the PGA-sanctioned Play Golf America, a month-long event designed to introduce golf to beginners, junior players and individuals with disabilities as well as those interested in improving their game. WCIs participating PGA and LPGA golf pros include: Ed Weber and Emily Ranney, Raptor Bay Golf Club, Bonita Springs; Bob Radunz, Craig Morton and Tyler Clauson, The Colony Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs; Jim Feipel, Brien Charter and Chad Nigro, Tiburn Golf Club, Naples; and Rick Rainville, Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club, Naples. Ten-minute lessons with the pros can be scheduled at www.PlayGolfAmerica. com/FLM. After a lesson, students can return to the Play Golf America website to register for a chance to win a PGA golf school package for two or a set of Nike golf clubs as part of the PGA Free Lesson Month Sweepstakes. Hit the links around Naples Here are some charity golf tournaments coming up around Naples and Collier County: The Collier Building Industry Association and Hill, Barth & King host a tournament Friday, May 20, at The Quarry. A putting contest, long drive contest and 50/50 raffle are part of the event. Admission includes cart and green fees, three mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, three drinks on the course and lunch following the tournament. For registration or more information, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church is holding a golf tournament to benefit the Catholic Faith Appeal on Tuesday morning, May 24, at Lely Resorts Mustang Golf Course. Registration is from 9:30-11 a.m. Lunch will be served before the game begins, and the competition will be followed by dinner. Registration is $160 per person. For more information, call 774-2013. The Economic Development Council of Collier County holds its fourth annual golf tournament Friday, June 3, at the Club at Tiburon. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. precedes the 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $150 per person, $600 for a foursome or $1,000 for a corporate team. Proceeds will benefit EDC initiatives to build a sustainable economy through diversification. For more information, call 263-8989 or e-mail beth@enaplesflorida.com. The Lee County Bar Association is hosting a golf tournament to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida on Saturday, June 4, at Old Corkscrew Golf Club. VFK is the financial support arm of the Guardian ad Litem program that recruits and trains volunteers to advocate in court for children who are involved in the court system because of abuse, parental neglect or other issues that have placed them in jeopardy. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $90 per person. For registration and sponsorship information, call Nanci DuBois at 334-0047, e-mail info@leebar.org or visit www.leebar.org. GET MOVING COURTESY PHOTOSThe winning teams in the 2011 Inter-Club Challenge at the Old Collier Golf Club consisted of Nick Trigony, Bill OBrien, First Tee of Naples/Collier student Jose Martinez, Clint Harkins and Dick Stonesifer with golf pro Steve Waugh, above, and Susie Garrabrant, Ellen Canham, Bonnie McMicken and Sue Otterbeck with golf pro Iain Mossman, below. Both teams were from the Old Collier Golf Club. The fifth annual tournament raised more than $123,000 to benefit the children of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation.

PAGE 17

MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health Screeningswww.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 N26 20.315 W 081 49.677ALL BOATERS WELCOME ABOARD! Bonita BayMARINA DIRECT GULF ACCESS FULL SERVICE MARINA Boat storage & slip rentals from $264/month Dry storage for up to 32 & wet slips with lifts Fuel, ships store, boat launch & detail services COME BY BOAT AND DINE ON THE WATERat Backwater Jacks OPEN DAILYCall 239-495-3222 or visit BonitaBayMarina.net THE 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. Its SpringEnjoy life without depending on glasses or contacts with 100% blade-freeCall 791-2020 www.bettervision.net Discount on bilateral procedure. Not valid with other oers. Expires 6.21.2011Oered exclusively byJonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Areas Leading LASIK Surgeon SAVE $500 during our SPRING SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE IN SW FLORIDA! A GUARANTEED WATERPROOFING SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOMESTOP WASTING MONEY ON COSTLY REPAIRS!Roofs Walls Decks Wood Brick Masonry StuccoWE CAN WATERPROOF ALMOST ANYTHING! s s W W o oo o o d d s s D ec ec c c c ks ks k ks k k k k k ks ks ks k k k s k k s SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER20% OffANY WATERPROOFING PROJECT OVER $150Expires 6/30/11Service contracts available Includes pre and post hurricane inspections.*ASK ABOUT OUR COOL ROOF SYSTEM SAVES FLORIDA RESIDENTS UP TO 43% IN COOLING COSTS!ONTHELINEMGT@GMAIL.COM 239.271.4719 | 813.299.5403www.HYDROSTOP.com **10 YEAR WARRANTY**Restrictions may applyHURRICANE TESTED FREE ESTIMATES! Se Se Se Se Se Se S S S S S *A R www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 UP TO12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH FINANCING*A NEW TRANE/LENNOX AC SYSTEM$3,500 OFFThe Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series has announced that Glenn Beck will take the stage Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The audience can anticipate an evening of insights into the heart and mind of the conservative TV and radio host as he engages in dialogue with his friend and best-selling author Eric Metaxas. (See below for details about Mr. Metaxas June 6 visit to Southwest Florida.) This event for me personally carries with it extreme importance, says Rick Borman, president and producer of the Town Hall programs. As an American media icon, Glenn is both revered and frequently misunderstood. This is an opportunity for our community to become acquainted with him in a forum that will highlight his strong personal beliefs and cast a light on the man behind the persona. For more than 11 years, Mr. Beck has been the unfaltering defender of traditional American values, attracting millions of listeners to his nationally syndicated radio talk show, The Glenn Beck Show. In January 2009, he launched his television program on the Fox News Channel. It was announced in April that he would transition off his daily program on Fox News, but will team up with Fox News Channel and Fox News digital properties to co-produce projects. He is also the author of six New York Times bestsellers. Naples Town Hall previously announced an evening with Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. The final two speakers for the 2012 series have not yet been announced. Subscriptions to the four-speaker series are $700 per person or $1,500 per person for the dinner series, which includes a private cocktail reception, dinner and 45-minute Q&A. For $5,250, Town Hall Benefactors enjoy exclusive access for two with priority seating, a private cocktail reception, dinner and 45-minute Q&A, plus entry to special events and an invitation to dine with one guest speaker during the season. For more information, call 659-6524 or visit www.NaplesTownHall.org.Coming next monthTo close out its 28th year of bringing some of the worlds most influential leaders and speakers to audiences in Southwest Florida, The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series presents 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 follows Mr. Bonhoeffer after he left the safety of America for Hitlers Germany in 1939. He was executed in a Glenn Beck to address Town Hall in 2012 House of Gaia is serving Rice and Beans for Haiti to raise money for the people of Port-au-Prince. The humble yet festive dinner will be served from 5:45-8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Salvation Army, 3180 Estey Ave. off Airport Road. Proceeds will provide rice and beans for a tent city in Haiti.The evening is sponsored by Outside the Box Studio, whose owner, Lulu Carter, the founder and director of House of Gaia, is planning a trip to Haiti next month.Food & Thought will provide the vegan dinner of rice, beans and greens. Loving Hut will serve a vegan dessert. Live bossa nova music and an outdoor fire poi ceremony are also planned. Posters, note cards and bookmarks made from artwork created by children at the New Life Orphanage in Haiti shortly after the earthquake of January 2010 will be available for purchase. The suggested minimum donation for dinner is $40 for an individual and $80 for a family, but any amount will be much appreciated. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Call Ms. Carter at 272-6152. If you cannot attend but would like to send a donation, mail a check made payable to BeeGaia Inc. to Ms. Carter at 1610 Trade Center Way, Naples FL 34109. All monetary donations will go directly toward purchasing and distributing rice, beans, salt and water in Haiti. Donations of clean clothing and shoes, new bath and beauty items and playroom and school supplies are also being collected at the above address and will be shipped to Haiti to by container. Fill up on rice and beans to help feed hungry Haitiansconcentration 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. He is also the author of more than 30 childrens books. 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. 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 www.naplestownhall.org. BECK RICE METAXAS o M H 1 a m v

PAGE 18

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 eye.com 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.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A19 The Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs food and toiletries to help support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence seeking refuge with the nonprofit domestic violence center. Our 60-bed emergency shelter has been running at capacity for weeks, so we are looking for additional support, says Rebecca Grabau, the Shelters volunteer and resource coordinator. Especially needed are: Pantry items such as canned vegetables, soups, fruit, meat and tuna; cooking oils; peanut b utter and jelly; pasta and sauces; mac n cheese; rice and beans. Dishwasher detergent, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper and diapers. Toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss; deodorant; shampoo and conditioner; body wash and lotions. Household items including bath and hand towels and twin-size sheets. Donations can be dropped between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. In addition to the above, the Shelter welcomes new and used cell phones to ensure that women and children fleeing violence have access to emergency police and ambulance services 24 hours a day. Most donated phones are given to individuals in danger; the remaining phones are properly recycled by a company that makes a cash contribution back to The Shelter for each one submitted. Cell phones and chargers can be dropped off at more than 20 locations in Collier County, including: Options Thrift Shoppe at the above address; Collier County Sheriffs Office substations; Neighborhood Health Clinic; Starbucks locations; and the Pregnancy Resource Center. To learn about hosting a donation drive or for more information about donating, call Ms. Grabau at 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail rgrabau@naplesshelter.org. For more information about the Shelter and its services, visit www.naplesshelter.org. In observance of National Safe Boating W eek, U .S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 93 will distribute information and conduct free vessel safety checks on Saturday, May 21. From a booth on City Dock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., flotilla members will hand out brochures about safe boating and hurricane preparedness. Vessel safety checks will be conducted at the dock and at the auxiliary station at 1099 Ninth St. S., which will also hold an open house. Boats can arrive at the station via water or trailer. Also at City Dock will be a display of various types of life jackets and a demonstration of proper fitting and maintenance. The Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station will have a 33-foot, gofast boat and crew on hand to give tours. For more information, call 3041292 or 293-7034. The Economic Development Council of Collier County invites the public to an overview of the 2011 legislative session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Grill Room at Moorings Park. Dudley Goodlette will moderate the discussion by members of the Collier County Legislative Delegation. Luncheon sponsors are Moorings Park, CenturyLink and First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. For reservations, call the EDC at 2638989. The summer schedule of programs and activities has started at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd. Beginning Sunday, May 22, worship services are at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Other regular programs through the summer are: Line dancing classes: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, admission $5. Bereavement support group: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, facilitated by VITAS Hospice, free. Yard sales: The next yard sales takes place Saturday, May 21. There will be no yard sales in June, July or August. Fall sales will be held Sept. 17 and Oct. 22. Space rental is $20. Call 643-0197 for more information. Flotilla 93 observes Safe Boating WeekEDC holds annual legislative overviewSt. Pauls church begins summer schedule Shelter needs food, toiletries for clients seeking refuge

PAGE 19

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 WINE & FOODEXTRAVAGANZABoutique Wines by Decanted Appetizer Pairing by Chef Schmidgall, Chef Pauls Paella Smooth Jazz featuring Bill Colletti The Estuary at Grey OaksThe Chianti Model by London Bay Homes 1473 Anhinga Pointe, Naples, FL 34105NW corner of Airport Rd. & Golden Gate Pkwy.RSVP is PREPAY ONLY WINE Riondo Prosecco Light & crisp very appr oachable PAIRING Crispy Udon Noodles WINE 2006 Verget Pouilly-Fuisse Les Combes Vielle White Bur gundy (Chardonnay) Hints of Anjou pear with light anise PAIRING Grilled pear with tarragon WINE 2008 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Rich buttery oak ed wine with notes of apricot, apples & pineapple PAIRING Salmon & herbs WINE 2009 Lange Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette V alley Hints of strawberry, cherry & tea PAIRING Pork loin with raspberry balsamic glaze WINE 2009 Paul Hobbs Felino Malbec Plum, r aspberry cocoa & licorice PAIRING Handmade sausage roasted with ng erling potatoes and garlic WINE 2006 Summers Cabernet SauvignonAdriana P AIRING SLow roasted lamb shoulder with almond & mint pesto WINE 2008 Terlato Syrah Dry Creek Cherry, pepper & berries P AIRING Block of parmesean cheese WINE 2008 Por Que No? Zinfandel Blend PAIRING Served with Norman Love Confections dark chocolate Tickets available at the event for Select Auction Items Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park has been buzzing with excitement over its latest inhabitants: a family of ospreys. Recent visitors to the park were treated to scenes of the adult ospreys flying to the nest with fish for their young, and within days after they were hatched, three little chicks heads could be seen above the nest. At times the area around the nest was roped off, but the nest was still in full view and even the casual beachcomber could not miss the beauty of these birds in flight overhead. Only two of the young hatchlings have been seen most recently, and both were nicely filled out with downy feathering. Soon they will be on their own, thanks to the tenacity of their parents who painstakingly built a sturdy nest near the water to provide them with daily meals of fresh fish. One day I had the good fortune to see one of the adults plunge into the water feet first from about 50 feet in the air and grab a fish with its talons. The fish was positioned head first into the wind as the osprey flew to the nest with its catch. I marveled at the work required of the parents to keep the hatchlings and themselves fed. In a few weeks the young ospreys will have enough plumage for flight, but they will stick around their parents until fall migration. Then we will have to bid farewell to our incredible family. We all hope that the osprey pair, who usually mate for life, will return next year to raise another family. Their nest will be waiting, and park visitors will have their binoculars and cameras ready for another spectacular show presented by Mother Nature. Marcia Byrd is president of the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. For more information about the park, visit www.delnorwiggins.org. To find out how to become a Friend of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, call 597-6196.Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park all abuzz with a family of ospreys ROBERT STEIGER / COURTESY PHOTO BY MARCIA BYRDSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 20

The Time You Have Together is Precious.Dont let leg pain rob you of these special moments. One day soon, either you or she will get too old to enjoy fun times together. Dont let varicose veins make you the first to get there. Todays quick and virtually painless procedures will leave you wondering why you didnt take care of your varicose veins sooner. Laser therapy eliminates varicose veins right at the source. Youll be back to your normal activity the very next day.The Time is Now.Join us for a free vein screening to learn about your options. Its All A Matter of Time... CALL FOR YOURFREE VEIN SCREENINGAPPOINTMENT! Please wear shorts or a skirt to the screening239-344-7063311 9th Street N., Suite 301, Naples, FL 34102 www.gulfcoastsurgeons.comJames M. Scanlon, M.D. BEFORE AFTER

PAGE 21

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 HEALTHY LIVING TO YOUR HEALTH A noble professionNCH honors its nurses in annual awards ceremony allenWEISS allen.weiss@nchmd.org Florence Nightingale, a celebrated nurse who elevated the profession when she established a nursing school at a London hospital in 1860, once said: Nursing is an art, and it requires an exclusive devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painters or sculptors work.That quote rang true last week when we celebrated Hospital and Nurses Week with the NCH Nurses Award Ceremony at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Everyone at NCH is in the noble profession of putting our patients needs ahead of our own. We are so fortunate to be blessed with purpose and with being able to make a difference. These attributes are exemplified by this years nursing award winners. Both campuses and community nurses from the NCH Healthcare Group, Community Blood Center, Marco Urgent Care, the Wound Healing Center and area schools are considered, with one person in each category from each campus selected. This years awards and recipients are: Thelma Hodges Nurse M ent or of the Year, North Naples Hospital: Jessica Vergara-Gomez, R.N., 4 West Medical Surgical Her students say that now they know the true meaning of nursing. Thelma Hodges Nurse M ent or of the Year, Downtown Hospital: Nadine Postemus, R.N., 3 South Medical Surgical Nurse Residency Unit She recognized her patient was failing, sounded the alarm and managed a coding patient with calmness that resulted in saving a life. Rising Star, North Naples H ospital: Michelle Det torre, R.N., 4 West Medical-Surgical She has received repeated mentions by name on Press Ganey surveys, in letters and through peer recognition for her caring approach to patients. Rising Star, Downtown H ospital: Kaitlen Ma gdalener, R.N., 6 North Cardiac Telemetry Always exhibiting a positive attitude and eagerness to be the best nurse for her patients and her team, she is also active in unit-based shared governance council activities. She assures attention to every detail. Support Super Star, North Naples Hospital: R olin Bastien CT 2 East Cardiac Telemetry As a nursing student, he is attuned to changing patient conditions, reporting signs and symptoms to the nurses immediately, making a difference. Support Super Star, Downtown Hospital: C olleen B oyle, RCIS, Angioplasty She has a kind way about her and acts as if each patient is the only patient she is caring for, and as if it is a privilege to provide care. Nurse of the Year, North Naples Hospital: P eggy Munson R.N., Pediatrics She has a gift for combining confidence and compassion, allaying parental and patient trepidations with unparalleled expertise. Her mission is making sure her kids get the very best care, and when shes with them, there is no question that they do. Nurse of the Year, Downtown Hospital: P a tricia Haines, R.N., 5 North Orthopedics The mark of an extraordinary nurse is not only that you demonstrate the very best, but that you also inspire and promote excellence in others. Patty does exactly that. We are blessed to celebrate with so many competent, compassionate caregivers who practice the artistry of nursing. Support group for Alzheimers disease family and friendsDr. Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss Factors that Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Disease at the monthly caregivers support group meeting from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Naples. 1155 Encore Way. Caregivers will be onsite to watch loved ones. Attendance is free. RSVP by calling 598-1368. Mobile Mammo at The CarlisleRadiology Regionals Mobile Mammo bus pulls into the parking lot at The Carlisle on Thursday, May 26. The state-of-the-art coach will be at the main entrance to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although walk-ins are welcome, mammogram appointments can be made by calling 936-2316. Most insurance plans are accepted, and discounts are offered for self-pay patients. David Lawrence in Immokalee plans open houseThe David Lawrence Center Immokalee Satellite Services office will hold an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The event is sponsored and co-hosted by ValueOptions, an independent behavioral health care company, and will include a free lunch. Everyone is welcome, including representatives from social service agencies and the business community, to find out more about local resources and to get tips on how to recover from stress, anxiety and depression and learn about factors that can affect mental health and wellbeing.The goal is to educate the citizens of Immokalee about the variety of mental health and substance abuse programs available at the David Lawrence Center Immokalee Satellite Services office. For more information, call the David Lawrence Center at 657-4434 or ValueOptions at (941) 545-8098. Lifestyles After 50 coming June 10The second annual Lifestyles After 50 Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 10, at North Collier Regional Park. The county and Senior Friendship Centers will serve free lunch as a way to encourage and enhance social interaction among seniors in the community. For more information, contact Kristina Rodriguez at 275-1881 or visit www.friendshipcenters.org. Free workshop about congestive heart failureThose caring for someone suffering from congestive heart failure can learn patientand self-care techniques at a free workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Ispiri community center on the Avow Hospice campus. Participants will receive practical advice from Avow staff on reducing caregiver stress and increasing patient comfort. Topics include: Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: How the Disease Manifests and Progresses, presented by Dr. Paul Mitchell; Tips for Taking Care of the CHF Patient: Real-life Techniques for Increasing Comfort and Improving Quality of Life, presented by Mary Brodeur, R.N.; and How to Ease Your Worries and Physical Stress with Music, Self-Massage, Guided Imagery and Other Techniques, presented by Karla Mramor, LMT-BC, and Louise Kenny, LCSW. Registration in advance is requested. Trained Avow Hospice volunteers may be available to sit with patients while their caregivers attend the session. To register or for more information, call 649-3689. Jessica Vergara-Gomez Rolin Bastien Michelle Dettorre Peggy Munson Nadine Postemus Colleen Boyle Kaitlen Magdalener Patricia HainesBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 22

Dont Move IMPROVE! Your complete satisfaction is my rst and foremost priority.Tony Leeber Sr.Owner/ContractorFactory Direct Pricing... We are the Factory!Lifetime Warranty on any product we manufacture!Cornerstone stands behind every job... BEFORE. DURING. AFTER.Give us an opportunity to wow you! Youre invited to our ...OPEN HOUSECOMPLETE REMODELING | NEW COUNTERTOPS | CABINET REFACINGThinking of Moving?Kitchen Refacing at Half the Cost of New Cabinets and More. We Do Complete Home RemodelingCOMPLETE REMODELING | NEW COUNTERTOPS | CABINET REFACING | DREAM KITCHENS | CUSTOM CLOSETS | LUXURIOUS BATHROOMSwww.cornerstonebuilderssw .com VISIT OUR SHOWROOMS... Located in Naples & Fort Myers3150 Metro Parkway FORT MYERS SHOWROOM 239-332-30207700 Tamiami Trail N. NAPLES SHOWROOM 239-593-1112Licensed and Insured General Contractor #CBC1253280 SOLID SURFACE COUNTER TOPSas low as$19per sq. ft. QUARTZ COUNTER TOPSas low as$29per sq. ft. 3CM GRANITE COUNTER TOPSas low as$39per sq. ft. Eyelid SurgeryAustin Wm. Coleman, D.O. www.colemaneyecare.com (239) 597-279210661 Airport Pulling Road Suite 12 Naples 34109WHY TRUST YOUR EYES, YOUR EYELIDS, AND YOUR VISION TO ANYONE ELSE? ARE YOUR EYELIDS INTERFERING WITH YOUR VISION? As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman is a board certied physician trained in complete eye care, including plastic surgery of the eyelids. Most insurances, including medicare, reimburse for medically indicated eyelid procedures. As Collier Countys only fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Coleman has additional education in neurological diseases that affect the eyelids. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 NEWS A23 Each year hundreds of women come to CHS Healthcare for information about breast health care and other health care services. Our patient base is a diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures, but most have one thing in common: poverty. Unique characteristics to this population that impact care include: language barriers, cultural norms and low rates of health literacy. Our Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee is in the zip code with the highest uninsured population in the state of Florida (44.6 percent, according to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administrations Florida Health Insurance Study, August 2005). We also provide breast health care services at our Mike Davis Medical Center in Naples. This year CHS Healthcare has been awarded a $107,794 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida to help continue our efforts. These funds will be used toward education, screening and diagnosis in the fight against breast cancer. Its interesting to note that 25 percent of the net proceeds raised by the local Komen Affiliates annual Southwest Florida Race for the Cure is used exclusively for national research into finding the cure for breast cancer, while the other 75 percent is granted back to Southwest Florida community programs. We have found that many residents of our community who donate regularly to charity like knowing that their gifts will be used to help local organizations, like CHS Healthcare. In addition to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida, a number of other community organizations and charitable groups support our programs and our effort to close gaps in health care services. This year, grants from Island Country Club Charitable Foundation, Professional Givers Anonymous and The League Club will support programs established by CHS to care for the neediest in our community. The Community Foundation of Collier County is helping CHS Healthcare with a new marketing and communication project to raise awareness of our organization and services. We are pleased that Wells Fargo joins our efforts this year with a grant supporting the expansion of our Immokalee dental department, addressing the need for additional oral health care for the uninsured and underinsured in CHS Healthcares service area. Our dental program provides preventive, restorative, emergency and rehabilitative oral health care services to our patients. In Immokalee, our dental program serves children and adults. Bank of America has again provided a grant in support of The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program. The RMCM program (in partnership with, and supported in part by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida) focuses on caring for a number of highrisk populations, including the children of migrant families, uninsured working families and recent immigrants. RMCM provides medical and dental services at elementary schools, community partner centers and other locations throughout Collier County. The League Club continues to support CHSs Sister Veronica Fund, an emergency medical resource for the at-risk, low-income individuals served by CHS in Immokalee at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, the flagship of the CHS Healthcare network and the only health care practice of its kind in Immokalee. Both the Sister Veronica Fund and the RMCM program are privately funded through locally generated donations and grants. CHS Healthcare has been in the community since 1977 addressing the health care needs of Collier County. As we have grown from trailers in Immokalee to our current 12 locations, including the RMCM, we have assessed the needs of the community and either started new or expanded existing programs to provide quality care to all. Donations and grants from the community have allowed us to grow into the quality healthcare network we are today. Thank you to our supporters. Connie Dillon is executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation. For more information, visit www.collier.org and www.chsHealthcareFoundation.org.Grants help CHS Healthcare take care of CollierBY CONNIE DILLONSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 23

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 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 The Collier Health Services/University of Florida Pediatric Dental Clinic has been chosen by the DentaQuest Institute as a site for expansion of the institutes initiative to treat and prevent severe tooth decay in children ages 5 years and younger. The Naples clinic is one of eight selected in the country. Every day, children arrive at hospital emergency rooms in severe pain from advanced tooth decay that has blackened their baby teeth, sometimes even infecting the part of the jaw that supports the teeth, potentially impacting the normal development of permanent teeth in adolescence. This 100 percent preventable condition is called early childhood caries. Children suffering from early childhood caries are typically referred to hospital-based dental clinics for surgical repair or removal of their teeth. Even after surgery, many return in six to 24 months with new decay. The DentaQuest Institute questioned whether effective long-term management of early childhood caries disease might not call for a shift from a surgical model of care to a disease management model, Dr. Mark Doherty, executive director of the institute, says. Over an 18-month period, the institute and two hospital dental clinics Childrens Hospital Boston and St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care in Providence, R.I. followed a disease management approach emphasizing caregiver education and frequent patient follow up. We found that parents and caregivers were eager for prevention education, Dr. Doherty says. Many were simply not aware of the importance of daily mouth care (brushing) and a diet low in sugar. In addition to the CHS/UF clinic in Naples, the Early Childhood Caries Quality Improvement initiative has also expanded to Holyoke Health Center, Mass.; Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; University Pediatric Dentistry, Buffalo, N.Y.; the Native American Health Center in San Francisco; and Neighborcare Health Centers in Seattle. The Collier Community Cat Coalition is holding a rummag e s ale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the community room at the North Naples Fire Station, 1885 Veterans Park Drive. The coalition does not operate a shelter. It is a collaboration of rescue groups, the community, wildlife organizations and government working to reduce the population of stray, free-roaming, abandoned and feral cats through sterilization, Trap/Neuter/ Return and maintenance programs. TNR is a full management plan in which cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated and sterilized by veterinarians. Kittens and tame cats are adopted; healthy adult cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of volunteers. Although variations of TNR programs exist, the one element that does not vary is sterilization to break the cycle of reproduction. For more information, visit www.colliercommunitycatcoalition.org. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is of f ering free transportation to and from its Naples headquarters for pets in need from Lee, Hendry and Collier counties. CSNCs mission is to provide highquality, low-cost and free spay/neuter services to pets from all counties of Southwest Florida. In our fight to end overpopulation, we are bringing our service to the people, Pallas Diaz, CSNC executive director says. High fuel costs and the state of the economy should not prohibit families from getting their pets sterilized, he adds. We are here for them, just a phone call away. CSNCs climate-controlled van picks up animals at designated locations, transports them to the clinic for surgery and then returns them to their owners at the pick-up locations the following morning. The next free transport for pets from LaBelle and Immokalee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25. The service will be offered on the last Wednesday of each month, with drop-off and pickup at LaBelle Animal Services and Immokalee Community Park. Transport locations in Lee County are currently being established and will include Cape Coral. LaBelle interested residents should contact Doug Morgan at LaBelle Animal Control, (863) 675-3381. Immokalee and Lee County pet owners should call CSNC at 514-7647. The clinics spay/neuter fees begin as low as $45 and are the lowest in Southwest Florida. Reduced and free surgery services are available on a case-by-case basis. CSNC has performed more than 7,000 spays/neuters since opening in August 2009. All surgeries are performed by the clinics full-time, licensed veterinarian at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive in Naples, one block east of the intersection of I-75 and Immokalee Road. For more information, visit www. collierspayneuter.org. Pediatric dental clinic chosen to take part in initiativeRummage sale will benefit Community Cat CoalitionPets can get a free ride to clinic for sterilizationSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

PAGE 24

Mark GeneralesSr. V.P. of InvestmentsTime for a Second Opinion?If your nancial advisor isnt calling you, then you should call me239-676-5676 *Financial Planning Magazine Annual Dealer Survey; June 2009 **STFP is not in the business of providing tax advice and this information although taken from public sources believed to be reliable, may not be accurate and complete. You should consult your CPA to fully understand how these tax issues could affect you. Investment Advisory Services offered through Southern Trust Financial Planning, Inc. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FNRA, SIPC, Southern Trust Financial Planning Inc. is not afliated with the Securities America companies.9420 Bonita Beach Rd | Suite 202, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 NEWS A25 South Floridas largest RV and boat consignment sales center Floridas largest indoor RV & boat showroom South Floridas largest independent RV and boat Service Center Insurance work welcomed 4628 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980941-883-5555 1-877-883-5555 www.CharlotteRVandMarine.com Charlotte RV & Marine $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON$50DISCOUNTApplies to labor charge for any RV repair. If your labor bill will be paid by an Extended Service Agreement company or insurance company then the discount will be applied to the customer responsibility portion of the bill. Limit one coupon per visit.Expires June 17, 2011 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Lunch special in the Bakery, 11:00 to 1:00 weekdaysBuy 1 Slice of Pizza GET ONE FREEMust have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $25 Grocery OrderTrinity Oaks Chardonnay 750Must have coupon at time of purchase Pets of the Week New surgical technique means easier spays, faster healingpain management with drug combinations is used before surgery to block pain before it starts, and the medications are continued during the post-operative period. However, we are still using the same barbaric blind tissue-tearing technique to rip the attachment of the ovaries away from the abdominal wall. This technique does work because weve been spaying dogs and cats this way for more than 50 years. But now there is a better way: laparoscopic spaying. It changes our technique from tearing tissue blindly to cutting tissue where we can see what we are doing, and it is the final step toward achieving modernization of this surgery. To perform a laparoscopic ovariectomy, we first place a small endoscopic telescope into the abdomen, and the abdominal wall is lifted away from the internal organs by filling the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas so that we have a space to work. Specially designed surgical instruments are placed into the gas-filled abdomen. The first ovary is found and can be seen clearly on a video screen with magnification, which the surgeon uses for the duration of the procedure. The ovary is lifted gently away from the other organs, and its attachments to the abdominal wall are cut with a device that electronically seals the blood vessels. The freed ovary is removed from the abdominal cavity through one of the small incisions made for the telescope or the instruments. The procedure is repeated for the other ovary. When the surgery is completed, no foreign suture material is left in the abdomen because we have electronically sealed the blood vessels, and we have only two small incisions in the abdominal wall. The equipment and instruments needed to perform laparoscopic spaying are expensive, but they cost no more than many other advanced medical devices commonly seen in small-animal practices (such as ultrasound, digital X-ray systems and lasers) and are far less expensive than others (CT and MRI). Additional training is needed, but this surgery is easier to learn and perform, with fewer problems and complications than many other new surgical techniques that are being incorporated into small-animal medicine. This technique is well within a skill level attainable by most general practitioners. The bottom line for pet owners: Animals spayed with laparoscopy recover faster and have less pain than those operated on using the traditional technique. Its time for a change! The first spaying I ever watched was in a small rur al pr actice in 1958 when I was 13 the same time I first became interested in veterinary medicine. The surgery was performed using ether and catgut suture from a spool that had to be manually threaded onto a needle. There was no surgical cap, mask, gown or gloves, and only a postage stamp-sized surgical drape. There was no pain medication, and the ovaries were pulled up to the incision by tearing their attachment to the abdominal wall. This was the state of the art at that time. Today, nearly all aspects of spaying have improved. We have better anesthetics that have minimal negative effects on the patient. We use individual sterile packages of suture with attached needles made using the same synthetic suture material used in human surgery, which causes minimal tissue reaction and is completely removed by the body with time. We also use caps, masks, gloves and gowns, and use drapes of adequate size to prevent any contamination of the surgical field. We no longer need to pour antibacterial agents into the surgery site. Aggressive PET TALES Kindest cut of allBY DR. TIMOTHY MCCARTHY_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyTo adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. Spays have come a long way in terms of anesthesia, sanitation and pain control, but minimally invasive surgical techniques will improve these procedures even more. Harley is a 3-month-old retriever who loves rock n roll on the radio. Hes way too cool to be in the shelter. Mason is a 3-month-old terrier mix who likes to go for long walks and sniff every piece of grass on the way. Ninja is a handsome, 5-year-old guy who was rescued from a hoarder in Alabama. Hes very social and loves to cuddle. Zoe has been at the shelter for more than a year more than half her life and just deserves a chance. Her $75 adoption fee will be refunded after 30 days, and she comes with a voucher worth up to $200 redeemable toward pet health supplies, clinic services or professional training.

PAGE 25

This is my ho pital.Heres why:s

PAGE 26

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 NEWS A27 I would not compare it to sex, but it lasts longer. Stephen Hawking re: the joy of investigation Previously I have said it would be a bad idea to contact aliens because they might be so greatly advanced compared to us that our civilization might not survive the experience. Stephen Hawking re: aliens Board your ship thats going nowhere. If you stop, youll end up somewhere. Everybody wants to go to Japan. Everybody, just hold hands. Cocorosie What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? Matthew 11: 7 Ten years is long enough to wait for any man. Bess HoudiniThere has been a sleight misunderstanding. What you see is not what you get. What did you expect to see in the wilderness? Out of first century Judaism and Aesops fables arises the unexpected story of oak and reed, both planted at the wild rivers edge. The oak with its deep roots and firm trunk is not in the least affected by most winds. But when the mightiest wind comes, the unwavering oak crashes, destroyed. The reed at its base that simply bends and sways in even the slightest breeze remains, always touched, always responsive. The reed produces no visible effect. Effectively, the magician uses the juggling-like techniques of flourish to display skill. But it is in the invisible dexterity of sleight of hand, the close-up quick finger of prestidigitation, that the real magic unfolds. This legerdemain, from the French for light of hand, is natural looking. It is timing that skews time events in the mind and movement that misdirects attention, tending to creating this not-looking where that non-looking is desired. Harry Houdini, son of a rabbi, as a 9-yearold trapeze artist called himself Prince of the Air. Not successful with the sleight of hand card tricks he tried on the ground, he turned to the artistry of escape. In 1904, Londons Daily Mirror challenged him to escape from handcuffs created over years by a Birmingham locksmith. On March 17, more than 4,000 people came to see the matinee event at the Hippodrome Theatre. Houdini stayed behind his screen for more than an hour. He emerged to ask if the cuffs could be unlocked so he could remove his coat. His request was refused. So he took out a penknife, which he held in his teeth, and cut off the offending jacket. Then he withdrew again, and in another hour re-emerged. His wife Bess came onstage and kissed him. After another hour, he emerged free. Was the key to the cuffs in the mouth that kissed him? Bess kept a candle lit next to Houdinis photo for 10 years after he died. Although Houdini fiercely debunked spiritualism, Harry and Bess agreed that he would use the code words Rosabelle, believe to identify himself if he returned to her from the dead. This phrase came from a line in a play spoken by Bess in which she was acting when they first met. Bess held seance yearly on Halloween, hoping to encounter Houdini. In 1936, she extinguished the candle. But we on planet Earth are still hoping to distinguish. Lucy Hawking, the daughter of the infamous ALS-afflicted physicist, created a contest. She asked Arizona school children to write a message to extraterrestrials that would be sent out into space. How could we explain human life to inquisitive aliens? Who are we? The overall contest winner across all the participating age groups was Benjamin Lee, a seventh-grader at Pardes Jewish School in Phoenix. This is what he wrote: Dear Aliens, Please help us save our world. Not from you, from ourselves. We are destroying our planet and need help from more technologically advanced beings. Our planet is polluted, many nations are at war, there is civil unrest, and our economy is in turmoil. This is the message that was moon-bounced into space. Another entry that won in its age group came from Qabas Jalil, a Phoenix ninth grader. This entry, in part, reads: The humans on earth are strange. They have a lot of ideas; some are crazy, comical, serious, and sensitive. If you come to Earth, Im sure that you will like it. Some people think that we have destroyed the Earth and others think that we have made it better. Both ideas might be right. Kant refers to the being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge as transcendent. Kant refers to the being within the limits of all possible experience and knowledge as imminent. Both ideas might be right. Anyway, what is the speed of light? Oh, I see... 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 rx@floridaweekly.com Lightly

PAGE 28

A GALLON OF MILK IS ABOUT $3.50. Gas is a little more than that. In Florida, minimum wage workers can expect to make an extra $2.40 per 40-hour week starting June 1. It may seem marginal, or even like a punch line. But the 6-cent-per-hour increase, putting Floridas minimum wage at $7.31, 6 cents above the federal rate, stirred controversy over how the state decides the lowest amount anyone should be paid to work. Florida Legal Services and National Employment Law Project brought a lawsuit against the state, arguing that about 188,000 workers were shortchanged. A Leon County circuit court judge ruled in the workers favor, that the states Agency for Workforce Innovation had miscalculated the rate. Others, including Gov. Rick Scotts office, disagreed with the judges decision (although Gov. Scott didnt appeal it), saying the raise could hurt business interests. Many local businesses, such as the grocery chain BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliamsl@ oridaweekly.com SEE 6 CENTS, B7 Normally, such a small wage rate increase doesnt have much of a ripple effect and it may not this time. It may have a slight negative effect on some employers whose budgets are very lean. Barbara Hartman, Southwest Florida Works+6 FLORIDA BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.31 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011Stellar serviceSee who was seen at the Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards, and other business events. B8-9 Numbers from NABOR Statistics show traditional sales strongest in two years. B11 INSIDEOn the MoveIts your business who know whos going where, doing what. B4 In modern parlance, schmoozers are synonymous with users: smooth talkers with something to gain from the conversation. University of Florida linguistics professor Diana Boxers new book seeks to redeem schmoozing, a word that originally carried no negative connotation, but simply referred to a chat that built goodwill between its participants. The Lost Art of the Good Schmooze: Building Rapport and Defusing Conflict in Everyday and Public Talk (Praeger Publishers) is Ms. Boxers first title for a mainstream audience. While its not meant as a self-help book, it does offer examples and suggestions that she hopes can help readers reclaim the pleasures of a good schmooze. The meaning of schmooze has changed from chatting to chatting up, Ms. Boxer says. The up part denigrates what used to be a positive interaction, one that was just chatting for the warm feelings of pure interaction. The book offers examples of conversations from politics, talk shows, movies and real-life exchanges that show how schmoozing can build positive feelings in five areas: in social interactions, among family, in the workplace, in education and in cross-cultural interactions. Derived from the Yiddish word shmuesn, schmooze was first recorded in English in 1897, when its meaning was roughly synonymous with shooting the breeze, the author says, adding, Now, its meaning has changed to chatting with benefits. We think of it more like networking or working the room. When chatting for chattings sake is lost, however, much is lost with it, she says. Nowadays, were so caught up in multitasking, theres very little chatting over the backyard fence. Even our schmoozing is truncated. When we lose that, our social health and well-being suffers. I hope the book can help readers reclaim that sense of connection. University of FloridaSmall talk can make a big impact on sense of well-beingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY M

PAGE 29

Clothing Consistent with Every Lifestyle.www.tomjames.com F Cbt Annfr 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 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : economybodyshop@aol.com 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGAnnuities come in various flavorsAs many flavors of ice cream there are, so too there are flavors of annuities. Understanding, comparing and selecting from all the flavors of annuities can be a daunting experience, for the financially astute and even more so for novices or those in their sunset years. (Please understand that I am not an insurance agent. I have no dog in this investment fight.) The market for annuities has largely been seniors and possibly that is why insurance commissioners across many states are frequently on the heels of annuity salespersons. The regulatory concern has been that, in the context of a dizzying array of annuity terms and choices, the senior might be intentionally misled and, far beyond compliance with generic suitability standards, the senior might not be able to amass all the factoids, compare and contrast, weigh them in the balance and make an informed decision. Try these variables on for size: credit rating; years until annuity matures/ surrender period; rates of return with some simple and others compounding; choices of equity indices and percentages of participation with such index; caps on monthly investment returns and yearly caps; sizes of bonuses and some paid at the beginning of the annuity or at the end and sometimes not available if lump sum is taken at the end of the annuity period, etc. Statistics 101 teaches that the combinations of all the abovementioned differences will easily generate several hundred alternative options. And you say, Yowza! So selection of your agent is of critical importance. In the very broadest of terms, there are two types of annuities: Fixed and Variable. The variables investment returns are often tied to the performance of selected mutual funds, indices or portfolio performance. It is a product that requires a securities license; it comes under SECs rules and regulations. The other category is fixed annuities, which I have subdivided into four sub categories. Two are Vanilla; two are Rocky Road. Vanilla one: Immediate annuities offer a fixed rate of return and immediately begin paying income. The oftdesired option of a lump sum at the end of the surrender period is generally available with such. The rate (currently around 3 percent for a five-year period) has favorable taxation but you would need to calculate the tax savings based on the annuity exclusion ratio. A lot of seniors like this flavor. Vanilla two: Fixed annuities offer a guaranteed rate of return; current rates are 3-4 percent for four to five years and a lump sum at the end of the surrender period is generally allowed. This also is a senior favorite. And then there are two mind-bender types that offer exposure/participation to several different types of equity indices, while still protecting principal and still offering a fixed-rate option as an alternative to the index choice. The Rocky Roads are: Fixed/ Indexed annuity with large bonus option and Fixed Index with Bonus and Income for Life Rider. (The name of that last one is so long that it pains me to even write it.) Understanding these annuities is worthwhile because they might offer a way to create retirement income, a way other than all chips in on equities and low coupon, long-term bonds. The two index annuity types are finding a role in portfolios as alternatives to fixed income, for the senior and those who are planning retirement. More details: The Index annuity with no bonus is usually three, five or seven years; with a big bonus, it is usually for 10 years. A 20 percent bonus usually requires a payout over 10 years minimum. Its safe to say the bonus rules are a maze. The Fixed Index with Bonus and Income for Life Rider is unlike the Index annuity where annually you (prospectively for the upcoming year) choose either an index or the then offered fixed rate. This annuity lets you look back at the end of the surrender period (10 years usually) and choose the formula that has actually done the best: either the index or the guaranteed rate. In todays market, both are getting bonuses. Some companies offer a rider for about .5 percent which locks in your compounding rate of interest. For example, you might want to pay .5 percent to get a lock on a 7 percent guaranteed compounding rate. As to the index some companies offer total index participation and others offer a portion. For example, you might get 60 percent of the yearly index gains, positive-only, performance in the S&P 500, monthly ceilings but no annual ceiling. If the stock market (and corresponding index) went no place for a long time (as happened from 2000 to 2010), the guaranteed rate would probably have fared much better at the end of the 10-year period. But if the equity market turns into a 10-year bull, you might earn a lot more. To understand annuities sufficiently, you need to talk to several specialists those who sell them and those who hate them. You will learn by talking, reading and questioning. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com. Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. a s a n t b jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com

PAGE 31

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Investment advisors make move to new officeAndrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc. has relocated to the Alexanders Building at 4081 Tamiami Trail N., Suite C-105. Situated along what is still considered the main street through Naples, this new location will provide us with the opportunity for greater exposure to the public, says the firms president and co-founder, Andrew Hill. In addition, we will have greater space to handle additional staff as our business continues to grow. The firm also recently launched a redesigned website, www.responsibleadvisors.com, that provides clients with enhanced navigation, information, photos and marketing materials. Since opening in early 2010, Andrew Hill Investment Advisors has grown its client assets under management to more than $33 million, according to Jennifer Figurelli, co-founder and chief compliance officer. The firm manages accounts for individuals, trusts, small business pension plans and captive insurance companies. AHIA operates as boutique firm; Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services serves as the primary custodian of client assets. Bank holds annual shareholders meetingFirst National Bank of the Gulf Coast held its 2011 annual meeting of shareholders on May 9 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The following directors were reelected: to serve three-year terms: Jim Lindsay, Ed Mace, Don Major, Tom OReilly, Cal Pratt, Joe Smallwood, Gary Tice, Scott Weidle and Tim Zellers. Shareholders also elected Chris Casciato, managing director of Lightyear Capital, as a Class III director and Adam Compton, head of the financial services sector with GMT Capital Corporation, as a Class I director. Lightyear and GMT were lead investors in the previously announced private placement of approximately $148 million in committed capital. The bank closed on its initial draw of $40 million in capital on April 29. As of March 31, the banks total assets were $329.4 million and total deposits relationships were $302.4 million, according to Chairman and CEO Gary Tice. Mr. Tice announced that the board of directors had voted unanimously to honor the late Arlene Nichols, a founder of the bank and longtime community philanthropist, by renaming the community boardroom in the banks Anchor Rode Drive office in her honor. Mr. Tice also named former board members Paulette Kempfer and John Kimbell honorary directors. Computer services franchise opens Naples locationBrian and Cathy Bonacci have opened an office of TeamLogic IT, a provider of computer services and network support for smallto medium-sized businesses, in Naples. Mr. Bonacci has more than 20 years of information technology experience that includes senior management positions in distributed computing, engineering and IT project management for Fortune 500 companies. In addition to computer maintenance and repair services, TeamLogic IT focuses on preventing IT disasters by managing IT services using state-of-the art technology. The company provides networking services, security services, data services, e-mail services, and hardware and software. It also offers SystemWatch ITTM, a remote diagnostic system that monitors data and networks, helping customers to avoid technology downtime. TeamLogic IT is owned by Franchise Services Inc., which also owns the franchise brands Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, Signal Graphics and MultiCopy. For more information, visit www.teamlogicit.com/NorthNaplesFL or e-mail Mr. Bonacci at bbonacci@ TeamLogicIT.com. Town & Country touts Marissa Collections Marissa Collections was recognized in the April issue of Town & Country Magazine as part of A Highly Curated Guide to Online Shopping. The guide consisted of seven locations online for fashion fine jewelry. Presenting jewelry collections by Irene Neuwirth, Faraone Mennella, Yossi Harari, Tamara Comolli, Lucifer vir Honestus and more, Marissa Collections also hosts the jewelry designers at trunk shows. Fashion fine jewelry at Marissa Collections accounts for a healthy percentage of the shops overall revenue, both online and Automotive AJ Szymanski has joined the sales team at Audi Naples, bringing 10 years of experience in the luxury automobile industry. A resident of Bonita Springs Florida for the past 12 years, he has worked at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers for the past seven years. Banking Pat Dorsey has joined the Naples Trust Company, a division of the SanibelCaptiva Trust Company, as vice chairman and director of research and strategy. He was formerly director of equity research for Morningstar. In his new position, Mr. Dorsey will help oversee the money management process and buy-sell list, work directly with the team of portfolio managers and create new products and services. He is the author of two books: The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing and The Little Book that Builds Wealth. Lisa Rudy has been named vice president-residential lending for Floridabased Stonegate Bank. She is responsible for assisting customers in Collier County through the process of purchasing or refinancing homes and other residential properties. Ms. Rudy brings more than 20 years of local banking experience to Stonegate Bank, most recently serving as senior mortgage banker for Academy Mortgage Corp. She is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind., and is active in several organizations, including the Naples Area Board of Realtors, Womens Council of Realtors, Napleson-the-Gulf, Zonta International and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Board Appointments Carol Conway, president of CRS Technology Consultants in Cape Coral, has been appointed to the board of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for a three-year term. She has also been named chair of the chambers 5 Star Program designed to assist businesses by implementing training, collaborating on partnerships and developing a reward system and program for participants. Higher Education Rio DeArmond has been named alumni relations coordinator at Edison State College. Her duties include managing the alumni memberships, promoting and expanding the alumni benefits program, creating membership incentives and executing special alumni activities. A Fort Myers native and 2005 graduate of ESC, Ms. DeArmond returned to campus two years ago as a volunteer in the schools career services department. Fred Nerone, founding dean of the Johnson School of Business at Hodges University, has retired. Dr. Nancey Wyant, previously the chair for the schools management program, is the new dean. Mr. Nerone will continue his duties as treasurer of the Hodges University Foundation, a role he has served since 2006, and will become the universitys chief investment officer. In addition, he will be named professor emeritus, only the second time the status has been bestowed at Hodges. Also at Hodges University: Linda Coutts, B.S., RHIA has agreed to chair the health information management program. Professor Coutts joined the faculty in January 2011 and has more than 20 years of health information management experience. Aubrey Harwood has been appointed vice chair of the applied psychology program. Professor Harwood, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, has been a member of the Hodges team since 2007. In addition to teaching, she is the academic advisor for the Naples applied psychology program and the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club on both campuses. Andrew Weyl has been appointed director of the master of legal studies program in the Nichols School of Professional Studies. Dr. Weyl has been a fulltime faculty member in the paralegal/ legal studies program since 2007. He is the faculty advisor for the Legal Society Club, whose members visit law schools and jails and participate in discipline specific events. BUSINESS BRIEFS ON THE MOVE DORSEY DEARMOND RUDY

PAGE 33

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 THE MOTLEY FOOL With investing, you earn a return on your money. Credit card debt is the opposite of that. Someone else is earning a return on your money, getting richer, often while you get poorer. You can get out from this quicksand, though. Millions have. We offer detailed guidance on getting out of debt, keeping your credit record clean and choosing the best credit cards at www. fool.com/how-to-invest/personal-finance/ index.aspx. Heres how to get started paying off your debt: (1) Stop using your cards. Dont add to your debt. Leave all your credit cards at home (perhaps keep one for emergencies only). Destroy them if need be.(2) Opt out of all preapproved credit card offers by calling 888-567-8688 or by visiting www.optoutprescreen.com. To find a lowinterest card, click over to cardweb.com, lowcards.com, cardratings.com or bankrate.com.(3) Always pay more than the minimum and when possible, the maximum. Credit card companies require small minimum payments in order to extend your pay-The Opposite of Investing What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Lets Get Real About Inflation Q Whats a real return? L.N., Beverly Hills, Calif.A It reflects an investments performance that has been adjusted for inflation. For example, if your stocks and mutual funds gained 10 percent in 2010, a year with 1.6 percent inflation, your real return would be 8.4 percent. Inflation really matters in long-term investing, so its smart to take it into account.Q At what point would I own too many shares of a stock? S.M., Butler, Pa.A Dont think in terms of the number of shares. Think instead of their total value. You might have 1,000 shares of a $6 stock, worth $6,000, and 200 shares of a $125 stock, worth $25,000. Focus on the percentage of your portfolio that each stock represents. In this example, the 1,000 shares represent a far smaller chunk of your portfolio than the 200 shares. Dont let any holding grow too big. If one stock represents 50 percent of your entire portfolio, for example, thats rather risky. If anything happens to it, your portfolio will take a huge hit. If you hold scores of stocks, though, and your biggest holding amounts to just 2 percent of your portfolio, thats not ideal, either. If that stock doubles or triples, its overall effect will be small. Most people might aim to hold between eight and 20 stocks, depending on their confidence. Park your money in only your best ideas. You want some diversification, but you neednt overdo it, as you dont want to own more companies than you can easily keep up with. If that seems like too much work, consider mutual funds instead, and look closely at broad-market index funds. Learn more at www.fool.com/ mutualfunds/mutualfunds.htm and morningstar.com. Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & Enrichments for as long as possible, boosting their profits. (4) Plan your attack. How many cards do you have? What interest rates do they charge? Which have the highest balances? Its usually best to start by paying off the debts with the highest rates first. (5) Reduce your interest rates. Many cards charge 25 percent or more, which is ridiculous. Negotiate with your credit card company for a significantly lower rate; it often works. Remind them if youve been a loyal, longtime customer. Be prepared to take your business elsewhere and let them know. (6) Consolidate your debts by combining them onto one or two of your lowest-rate cards, if possible. Your lender can help you transfer funds.To join a community of people paying down debt and supporting each other through the process, visit our Credit Cards and Consumer Debt discussion board via http://boards.fool.com. Some folks there have paid off more than $100,000 in debt! My dumbest investment was in Iridium. It was sold to me by my big-name brokerage as the next hot thing during the halcyon formative days of the World Wide Web and mobile communications. I bought its bonds, greatly appreciating its strategic mission to put up a network of low-level communications satellites, which seemed to me to be greatly needed. My main mistake was investing without doing the needed due diligence on the company. But I then failed to follow how well the company was executing its plan and compounded it all by hanging on even after noting problems. D.O., PhoenixThe Fool Responds: Many people lost money on Iridium in the 1990s, and it declared bankruptcy in 1999. But the network it built for about $5 billion was sold for $25 million, and a new Iridium company now exists, with better prospects. You learned valuable lessons. Its easy to get caught up by the promise of a company. Its harder to examine its health and performance objectively. The Motley Fool TakeIn its second-quarter earnings report, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) badly underperformed analysts iPad estimates shipping just 4.7 million units during the quarter versus projections of at least 6 million yet it still easily beat projections for earnings and revenue. During the quarter, Apple raked in $24.7 billion in revenue. Unit sales for the iPhone were up 113 percent, contravening earlier reports that Android phones were holding iPhones back. Mac-computer-related revenue soared 32 percent year over year, while unit sales improved 28 percent. Laptop revenue grew 59 percent. Revenue from the once-iconic iPod fell 14 percent year over year, but sales of music, video and e-books Apple Shines Name That CompanyYou may not have heard of me, but Ive been around since 1818 (almost 200 years!) and Im valued in the stock market at roughly $11 billion. I was founded in Amsterdam as an import/export trading company. Today, based in New York, Im a food and agribusiness giant, employing some 32,000 employees in more than 30 nations. I deal in oilseeds, grains, sugarcane, wheat, corn and fertilLast weeks trivia answerFounded in 1966 by several banks as the Interbank Card Association, today Im a global payment giant. I process more than 23 billion transactions annually, totaling $2.7 trillion in 2010. Mine was the first payment card issued in China, and I was the first in my industry to introduce hologram security features. I bought the Cirrus ATM network in 1988, and introduced my PayPass contactless payment program in 2002. There are more than 1.5 billion of my cards out there. Some think Im priceless, but the market values me as a company around $35 billion. Who am I? ( Answer: MasterCard Worldwide )izers. I process and transport them, serving the food service, farming and biofuel industries, among others. I make margarine in Europe, and process soybeans in China and oilseeds in Brazil. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! grew 23 percent. And finally, the iPad. It brought in only $2.8 billion in revenue, down from $4.7 billion last quarter. Investors who are used to seeing reports of the device acting as a PC replacement may be disappointed in those numbers. But the drop is largely related to an inability to fulfill iPad demand due to the Japanese tsunami, not due to flagging interest in the devices. Despite all the hoopla and growth, Apples stock does not seem grossly overvalued. Its recent P/E ratio was well below its five-year average. Consider taking a bite out of Apple. (Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick, Motley Fool Options has recommended a bull call spread position on it, and The Fool owns shares of it, too.) Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Premature Investing M t l F l T k y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y 1 8 d i n bil d am any. od n g a n n s, li p se in d ma k proc e o i l see ds Know with Foo youll be e nifty prize! A Job Search Support Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org. ASID-Florida South Chapter meets f or lunch and a pr ogram about Demystifying Resins from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Richlin Interiors, 4651 Mercantile Ave. Cost is $15 for ASID members ($10 if paid by May 18), $25 for non-members. RSVP to Jackie Drake at jroslyndrake@yahoo.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of C ommer ce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Guardian Personal Storage, 7325 Davis Blvd. Refreshments will be provided by Wynnes Catering. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door for chamber members. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Key Bank and the Gr ea ter Naples Chamber of Commerce present the next Key4Women forum and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Cindy Solomon will discuss Creating a Culture of Courage: The New Leadership Challenge. Cost is $20 to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children and Youth Leadership Collier. Register at www.key.com/womensforum. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f C ommerce holds a lunch and networking meeting sponsored by Southwest Florida College from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Carrabbas on Bay Landing Drive. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for future members. Register by calling 992-2943 or visiting www.bonitaspringschamber.org. SCORE Naples and the Gr ea ter Naples Chamber of Commerce present Partnering for Success, a workshop for decision makers at small to medium size businesses who want to enter into or improve strategic relationships, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at chamber headquarters. Cost is $35. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Public Relations Society of AmericaGulf C oast Chapter holds its next Lunch n Learn from 11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Hilton Naples. The panel discussion will be How to Prepare an Effective Communication Plan for Disaster Preparedness. Register by Friday, May 20, at www.gulfcoastprsa.org/ events. ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets at 5:30 p .m. Tuesday, May 24, at Bellasera Hotel. Guest speaker Ann Hughes of Hughes McGrath Marketing and Public Relations will discuss the basics of a marketing plan and the elements of a press release. Cost is $26 for members and $30 for others. Register at www.abwaneapolitan.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber o f C ommerce holds its next speed networking meeting and happy hour from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Marco Island Hilton Beach Resort. Admission is $5. Payment in advance is required, and attendance is limited to 30 people. Sign up by calling 394-7549. The Collier County Medical Societ y and members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive Club will meet for networking from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Blue Martini in Mercato. RSVP by June 1 at www.napleschamber.org/events. BUSINESS MEETINGS

PAGE 34

Publix, construction firm Owen-AmesKimball, and Fun Times Early Childhood Academy in Naples, said the salary increase wouldnt affect them, because they hire few or no minimum wage workers. Publix, for instance, starts some baggers and other entry-level employees out at minimum wage. Owen-AmesKimball and Fun Times have no jobs at minimum wage, although OwenAmes-Kimball sometimes employs day laborers who earn the minimum. Paying $7.31 for entry-level construction employees wouldnt be good for his business, said David Dale, president of Owen-Ames-Kimball. His base pay is $10 per hour. I dont know what you could expect for $290 per week (make that $292.40), Mr. Dale said. I dont know what kind of value you get there. But he added that day laborers who are sometimes employed to clean up after a job, and make minimum wage, are sometimes targeted for better-paying positions. The Palm Beach Gardens-based staffing firm Labor Finders, which has about 200 offices nationwide, including in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties, said around 75 percent of the staff it refers to companies are paid minimum wage. Those jobs might include cleaning up trash on a construction site, sweeping floors, stocking goods, housekeeping at a hotel or odd jobs such as picking up pine cones off a golf course, said district staffing supervisor Deborah Browne. A lot of them are local people that have been laid off from their jobs, she said. Some of them are willing, even though they worked at an office, to do stuff they havent done before: cleaning the inside of a commercial building, doing janitorial and maid work at a hotel. We have people that their unemployment benefits have run out, and theyre desperate and willing to work for $7 or $8 per hour. They could account in part for the rise in Florida employees who earn at or less than minimum wage, from a low of 92,000 in 2007 to a 10-year high of 253,000 in 2010. Many of those workers, however, are tipped employees, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes. For restaurant servers and other tipped employees, their minimum wage also increased by 6 cents, to $4.29. Will the increase hurt business?Some argue the increase could lead to layoffs, or higher retail prices. Michael Saltsman, a research fellow for the Employment Policies Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that studies how public policy shapes entry level wages, says raising the minimum wage hasnt helped people who earn it. Over the last 20 or so years, theres been a lot of research on the minimum wage, and about 80 percent of it points toward job loss for less-experienced workers, said Mr. Saltsman, who allows that the EPI has a free-market bent. Thats a really inconvenient fact if what youre trying to do is raise the minimum wage. It is unlikely businesses in Southwest Florida will change hiring practices because of the increase, said Barbara Hartman with Southwest Florida Works, the agency charged with helping the unemployed find jobs. Normally, such a small wage rate increase doesnt have much of a ripple effect and it may not this time, Ms. Hartman said. But were just starting to recover from the economic downturn so there is some apprehension with employers. Most employers wont be affected by it; some will, and its been a struggle for many employers throughout the downturn to hold onto their staff. Now theyre just starting to feel confident in the economy and starting to hire again, at a slower rate but its encouraging. So it may have a slight negative effect on some employers whose budgets are very lean. Florida recalculates its minimum wage rate every year, increasing it based on inflation. Last year, it lowered it from $7.21 to $7.06 to account for deflation. That went largely unnoticed at the time because the state rate was still below the overarching federal minimum of $7.25. But earlier this year when it was raised 10 cents, to $7.16, Florida Legal Services filed the lawsuit saying that it should never have been lowered in the first place. So the state added 10 cents to the base of $7.21 instead, after the judges ruling forced it to. Mr. Saltsman agrees with state legislators who introduced two bills that would allow the state to reduce the minimum wage during periods of deflation. He said that increasing the rate, even in small increments, could have a negative effect on small businesses. In terms of 6 cents, I guess I would put it this way: it doesnt seem like a lot of money its just a lousy 6 cents or whatever, Mr. Saltsman said. But if youre talking about businesses that have profit margins of 2 to 3 percent, it becomes a bigger deal. Mr. Saltsman also portrayed minimum wage workers as, in general, younger people who dont support themselves, or those earning a supplemental income, but not a familys primary breadwinner. He said low-paying jobs are most often a springboard to something better. Workers under age 25 made up about half of those paid minimum wage or less, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. And about 25 percent of teenagers paid by the hour earned the minimum wage or less, compared with about 4 percent of workers age 25 and over. People dont get stuck in low-wage jobs, Mr. Saltsman said. The majority earn a raise in their first one to 12 months. 6 CENTSFrom page B1 >> Hourly workers in Florida who earned at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage: 2000: 152,000 2001: 141,000 2002: 149,000 2003: 133,000 2004: 146,000 2005: 117,000 2006: 92,000 2007: 114,000 2008: 127,000 2009: 215,000 2010: 253,000 Among hourly-paid workers age 16 and over, about 13 percent of those who had less than a high school diploma earned the federal minimum wage or less, compared with about 5 percent of those who had a high school diploma (no college) and about 3 percent of college graduates. Nevermarried workers, who tend to be young, were more likely than married workers to earn the federal minimum wage or less (about 11 percent versus about 3 percent). Part-time workers (persons who usually work less than 35 hours per week) were more likely than full-time workers to be paid the federal minimum wage or less (about 14 percent versus about 3 percent). -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 BUSINESS B7

PAGE 35

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 The 2010 Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards CorrectionNETWORKING BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS John and June McCann were incorrectly identified as John and Kathie Hunt in the May 12 edition of Florida Weekly. Here are photos of the McCanns and the Hunts at the recent unveiling of The Annunciation sculpture at Ave Maria University. We apologize for the error. John and June McCann John and Kathie Hunt Debi DeBenedetto, Susan Becker, Jennifer Leslie and Kelly Green Kara Schawk and Jen Ciconne Bob DeGross, Lisa Andrews, Susan Rossi and Pedro Ramos Cathy Christopher and Freddy Machado Jack Wert Patty and Bob Miller Charles Albano and Cathy Nelson Jackie Ritter, Christina Murphy, Ernest Bethke and Jason Gilbert Tammy Wilmath, Stacie Stein, Tina England and Laura Lorusso Lillian Colon, Saul Castro-Juarez, Angelique Stubblefield, Yolanda Jenkins and Steve McIntire Sara Dewberry and Joel Kessler

PAGE 36

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 BUSINESS B9 Professional organizer Marla Ottenstein presents free seminarConservancy celebrates Saving Southwest Florida Getting organized at Miromar Design CenterNETWORKING Bill and Sue Dalton Jim and Joan Murray Rob, Amaya and Sandra Moher Troy Frensley with Sharen and Gary ThomasTuck Tyler, Dolph von Arx and Andrew McElwaine with the new logo Davie Feight, Lissa Merritt and Jeanne Feight Members of the Village School Chorele Jean Pikus and Lynn GreweMarla Ottenstein and Lynne GrothMary Ellen Brennan and Elaine FergusonWe 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 37

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Design firm partners with Kreiss furnitureGlenn Midnet, president of Interiors by Design West, has announced a partnership between his full-service interior design firm and the international furniture brand Kreiss. The combined Kreiss furniture gallery and headquarters for Interiors by Design West recently opened in Mercato. Mr. Midnet, who has more than 25 years of interior design experience, and his staff will operate Naples first Kreiss furniture gallery, which is also the new base of operations for the custom interior design and renovation business Interiors by Design West. The Interiors by Design West team will also provide full-service interior design consultation and services at this location. The firm also has a full-time architect on staff who is an American Institute of Architects Associate. This enables the design team to provide advanced architectural detailing and comprehensive home renovation services including custom cabinetry. The company also performs model home merchandising for commercial clients. Mr. Midnet is also the creator of Furniture for the Cure, a collection of designs that pay homage to victims and survivors of breast cancer. All proceeds from Furniture for the Cure go to various cancer-related charities. For more information, e-mail info@ designwest.com or visit www.designwestfl.com or www.furnitureforthecure. org. CBIA has three speakers for next meetingThe Collier Building Industry Association and its Sales and Marketing Council, along with Quail West, present a series of seminars about networking, generating leads and generational marketing beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Quail West. Kimberly Mackey from Creative Sales Solutions will discuss networking. Carroll Jaskulski of Millennium 3 Marketing will present Open Better, Close More Leads to help salespeople establish faster and more substantial personal connections with prospects. Robyn Bonaquist of B-Squared Advertising will discuss marketing to people of all ages. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call CBIA headquarters at 4366100 or visit www.cbia.net. CBIA is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders. The association represents the interests of builders, remodelers, subcontractors and suppliers to the building industry. Design center names Designer of Distinction Melissa Allen, the principal of MGA Interior Design, has been named Miromar Design Centers Designer of Distinction for the month of May. The award is based on nominations from representatives of the centers 45 furniture and interior design showrooms and retail stores. Designers are selected for their professionalism, creativity and commitment to the showroom partners. With more than 18 years of experience in residential interior design, Ms. Allen is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and also of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. She holds a bachelors degree in interior design from Ohio State University and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Miromar Design Center is home to some of the most desired names in furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen and bath products, art, accessories and wall coverings, including Baker, Ann Sacks, Fendi Casa, Ralph Lauren Home, Poggenpohl, Roche Bobois, Clive Christian, Walker Zanger and Francesco Molon. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.miromardesigncenter.com. Local agency makes REAL Trends top listsPremier Sothebys International Realty has been recognized on the REAL Trends 500 Top Firms Ranked by Volume and Top Firms Ranked by Average Sales Price lists. The Real Trends 500 annual report that identifies the countrys largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume. Premier Sothebys International Realty was ranked 54th on the Top Firms Ranked by Sales Volume list, which is available in the publications May 2011 issue. The list is a ranking of the 500 largest firms that participated in the REAL Trends 500 rankings. Premier Sothebys International Realty was also ranked 15th on the Top Firms Ranked by Average Sales Price list. The list is a ranking of the 25 firms in the REAL Trends 500 by sides or volume with the highest average sales price. Premier Sothebys International Realty was the only company in Florida to be included on the list. Since 1984, Premier Sothebys International Realty, a division of The Lutgert Companies, has had offices from Bonita Springs to Marco Island, with headquarters in Naples. T he Lutg ert Companies also owns Lutgert T itle, Lutgert Insurance, Premier Commercial and Signature Sothebys International Realty, with three offices in the Sarasota region. BUSINESS BRIEFS MIDNET

PAGE 38

REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE GREATER NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011WCI Communities has unveiled floor plans for a trio of single-family estate homes in Marsala at Tiburn. A neighborhood of 56 oversized homesites, Marsala has a private gated entrance on Livingston Road, just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road. The four-bedroom homes offer between 3,500 square feet and 4,400 square feet of living space and are designed to showcase lake and golf views at the community in North Naples that is home to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Prices begin at $765,000 and include Tiburon signature membership. Each of the new floor plans the Cortez, the Estrella and the Treviso has multiple lanais and an optional summer kitchen. Luxury features include coffered ceilings in select rooms, kitchens with center islands and pantries, and spacious master suites with walk-in closets and large bathrooms. Marsala buyers can enjoy the amenities of Tiburn Golf Club while their homes are under construction. For more information, visit www. TiburnWCI.com. The Real Estate Investment Society of Southwest Florida welcomes Floridas former lieutenant governor and legislator Jeff Kottkamp as guest speaker at its luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Mr. Kottkamp will offer his analysis of the 2011 state legislative session and its implications for the local economy. Lawmakers addressed numerous proposals to encourage economic growth by streamlining regulation of business and real estate development. They also reformed growth management and restructured several state agencies in the interest of stimulating Floridas economic recovery. Mr. Kottkamp will review those initiatives and offer insight on their impact. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation. As a government affairs counselor with a Tallahassee law firm, Mr. Kottkamp remains closely involved in legislative action and the implementation of new legislation. The luncheon meeting is sponsored by the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beaches. Admission is $25 for society members and $35 for others. Reservations are required by Saturday, June 4, and can be made online at www.reis-swfl.org. Condo pending sales in the Naples Beach area are leading the way, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Overall condo pending sales are up 6 percent, the statistics indicate, with the Naples Beach area up 43 percent from April 2010 to April 2011, says Kathy Zorn of Florida Home Realty. There were 156 contracts in the Naples Beach area in April 2011 compared to 109 contracts in April 2010, she adds. Naples Beach was recently recognized by national media as one of the top five most relaxing beaches in the world. It was the only beach in Florida listed on the Most Relaxing Beaches list. Also according to the NABOR statistics, overall pending and closed sales in the $2 million and above price range are increasing. Astute buyers recognize that this is a good time to buy in the luxury market, says Steve Barker of Amerivest Realty. Pending sales in the $2 million and above price range increased 9 percent, and closed sales increased 35 percent from April 2010 to April 2011. Throughout the market, traditional sales those that are not short sales or foreclosures continue to climb and now make up 71 percent of the market, SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThree new plans introduced at Marsala in WCIs TiburonKottkamp to discuss legislative session at REIS meetingNABOR numbers indicate traditional sales climbing The Cortez is one of three planc introduced at Marsala in WCIs Tiburon community. KOTTKAMPSEE NABOR, B16 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental PropertiesANNUAL RENTALS RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA Shadow Wood Preserve ......................$1,275 2BR + den Dunes/Villa in Fairway.......................$1,150 2BR/2BA e Colony/Merano ...........................$2,000 2BR + den Bonita Bay/e Crossings ..................$2,000 3BR/3BA Furnished Annuals from $1000 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREASavoy ......................................................$1375 2BR/2BA Bayfront ................................................$1,600 2BR/2BA Parkshore Beach/Vistas .....................$2,200 2BR/2BA Monterey ..............................................$3,300 5BR/3BA Port Royal .............................................$5,900 Pool home Port Royal .............................................$6,000 Beachfront Pelican Bay ...........................................$7,000 Pool Home, 4+den courtyard home w/cabana Port Royal ...........................................$12,000 Bayside with dock

PAGE 39

B12 NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NAPLES NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL

PAGE 40

SHADOW WOOD $1,795,000 Estate La Fontana oers: 4bd/Den+Lo, 4.5bth, 3car 2 repls, 3 Lanais and capvang views. El egance & amazingly priced! Aldee Rosenberg & Glenn Bradley 239 or 239 HISTORICAL OLDE NAPLES$1,249,000 Located just 4 blocks from Naples white sandy beaches. Surround y ourself with lush landscaping and a Key West seng in this charming 4BR/3.5BA residence with wraparound veranda, mulple screened lanais, storm shuers & more. Judy Hansen 239 CLARIDGE IN PELICAN BAY$1,160,000 Panoramic views of Gulf & golf course from this updat ed 3BR/3BA condo on the 21st oor. The Claridge oers a casual but elegant lifestyle with pool/spa, guest rooms, library & more. Steps to tram to private beach pavilion plus all the fabu lous Pelican Bay amenies. Larry Bresnahan 239 OLDE NAPLES $999,999 Just a block from the beach on Fih Avenue South in Olde Naples, this drama c turnkey fur nished villa features 3BRs & a den, 2 1/2 BAs, a spacious living area, custom kitchen, private courtyard with pool and a garage. Barry Brown 239 COUNTRY CLUB OF NAPLES$285,000 Many upgrades in this 2BR/2BA 2nd oor condo meculously maint ained by its Swedish owner and overlooking the pool. This delighbul com plex, renovated in 2002, is located in Olde Naples just blocks from the Gulf beaches, golf, tennis, ne dining & shopping. Turnkey. Garry Moore 239 GRANDEZZA $309,000 Immaculate and move in ready 2nd oor 3 bedroom, 2 ba th condo overlooking the lake & golf course. This professionally dec orated residence is the former Oakwood Model, oered furnished. Built in 2004 w/2 car garage. Debra Gladchun 239 DEL MAR CLUB $349,000 Across from the Gulf & Lowdermilk Park! Close to down town! Charming 2BR/2BA 1st oor cor ner unit overlooking pool & lush landscaping. Tile oors, plantaon shuers, new a/c & appli ances. Small, well maintained complex with on site manager. Furnished. Carole DiCupero 239 OSPREY POINTE IN PELICAN MARSH $449,900 Lovely 3BR/2.5BA end unit coach home overlooking golf c ourse. Its open oor plan gives the feel of a single family home with all the advantages of condo living. Close to beaches, shopping & dining. Community pool, tennis, tness center, nature trails & more. The Price Team 239 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 1355 4th Street South Where Excellence & Tranquility meet! btnttfrntr fntttbtn tftrtrrnrftf fttnbtttnbtft t tnn!t"rtftntnrbf #fnttrt$t%r#t&ntrf t'rnfnt%r#rftbt&tnfnt rfftbfnbt#(t)tnrftbt*t*(f! btnfrtbtbt t !"#rbtnfrtttnttfr $!t%b#

PAGE 41

INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE AMERIVEST Realty 3+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $985,000 Dramatic 2677SF, elegant upgrades, beach/ Wiggins Pass views. $799,000 Walk into breathtaking views! Wood rs, Granite kit. 3/3. $889,000 Granite kit, wood/tile rs, direct Gulf of Mexico views, 3/3 2677SF. $874,900 Bright, spacious great room, w/ water views, 2 lanais, 2428SF. $749,000 Waterfront, amazing views, furnished, 4/3.5Ba., end unit. $1,125,000 Granite kit, new carpet, upgrades, spacious 2428SF, Views!. $779,000 Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $799,000 2677SF, designer decorated, wood rs, Gulf/ Bay/River views. $849,900 3096 SF, lanais off living & Master suite, amazing views. $1,499,000. Marble rs, new granite kit, Gulf views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,299,900 (W-10 $82,500) (W-31 $191,000) (N-25 $249,900) Pelican Isle III #403 Pelican Isle III #503 Pelican Isle III #602 Pelican Isle III #702Pelican Isle III #906 Boat Slips Available Pelican Isle II #201 Pelican Isle II #302 Pelican Isle II #303 Pelican Isle II #404 Pelican Isle II #402 Pelican Isle III #605 www.GulfnGolfNaples.com, www.WigginsPass.com, www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com, www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples thefosterteam@comcast.net GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Residences of Pelican Isle, Open House Sunday, May 22 1-4pm Become an EXECUTIVE! Join the original 100% Company.Downtown Naples oce with ample parking Friendly environment Traditional training, mentoring Technology and tools for success Variety of commission plans available World-wide web presence/referrals (24 countries) Contact Pat to discuss Realty Executives Exclusive lead generation/marketing system.Call/text 239-398-8650 PatPitocchi@RealtyExecutives.com Our company focuses on you. 850 Central Avenue, Suite 102 Na ples, FL 34102 Signature Florida Home Realty Lori Young, REALTORSterling Oaks Condominium For Sale Oered at less than half of the purchase price! Paid $330,000 Now $122,908

PAGE 42

Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.net Built 2004, 3BR/2BA home on quiet cul-de-sac. Extended lanai, pool. Upgrades that count.Masters Reserve Lely Resort $439,500Popular complex & oor plan. 3 BR/2BA, furnished. Golf course/lake view. Ascot at Lely Resort $320,000 Large Coach Home Delightful 1 BR/1 BA mfg. home on lake. Large screened porch. 55+ community.Imperial Wilderness $128,000 Immaculate-Must See Membership Included 791 10th Street South Suite 202 Naples, FL 34102239.352.6400 .877.352.6404 .Naples@BristolRE.com www.BristolRE.comNaples, FL Boca Raton, FL .Palm Beach, FL .Blue Bell, PA .Paris, France West Bay 19505 Emerald Bay, #102 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath Like a Model Beach & Golf Club Nick Angelillo 860.729.8088 Simplify your life! Call us today to speak with one of our real estate experts. A Whole New World Of Real Estate Services Broker/CEORealtor Realtor RealtorRealtor Realtor Broker Assoc.Jean AnknerRaymond AnknerJudy FarnhamNick AngelilloJoni Henderson Dave Ison Alan Caroll TM1.877.352.6404 $289,000 $329,000T he Moorings 1950 Gulf Shore Blvd. N #207 2Br/2Bath w/pkg & boat slip Joni Henderson 239.877.6399 Judy Farnham 239.405.3258 Lori Young, PA REALTOR 1575 Pine Ridge Road Suite 16 Naples, Florida 34109. Direct: 239-438-5061 naplesagent@yahoo.comSORRENTO VILLAS 1400 POMPEI LANE #3 The perfect location! First oor, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (updated) with large screened lanai overlooking landscaped area. Community pool (updated), tennis courts and in a quiet neighborhood. Minutes to the beach, shopping and dining. Seagate school district. Two units per building. LOW FEES!$70,000Short Salethe largest percentage of traditional sales weve seen in two years, says Jo Carter of Jo Carter and Associates. The April report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: For the 12 months ending April 2011, overall pending sales increased 2 percent with 9,839 contracts compared to 9,660 contracts for the 12 months ending April 2010. For the same time period, singlefamily home sales in the $500,000 to $1 million price range increased 9 percent with 429 sales compared to 392 sales for the 12 months ending April 2010. Condo sales increased 7 percent with 1,114 sales in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 1,042 sales in the first quarter of 2010. Available inventory decreased 11 percent to 8,214 properties in April 2011, down from 9,239 properties in April 2010. This is the first time in four years we have seen the overall inventory decrease to the 8,200 range. This is encouraging, says Mike Hughes of Downing-Frye Realty. For a copy of the complete report and charts, visit www.nabor.com. NABORFrom page B11

PAGE 43

Broker participation welcomed. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. Secoya Reserve Developed by Secoya, LLC and Black Bear Ridge Developed by Black Bear Ridge Naples, LLC member of the Stock Development family of Companies. The renderings, designs and other depictions may be of locations or activities not on the property however, are based on current development plans and are for the purpose of illustration only and subject to change without notice. 239-514-2706 | www.stockdevelopment.comSBOTH SALES CENTERS NOW OPEN DAILY from $259,990 What buyers wantLOCATION QUALITY VALUE Now offering $20,000 in options and upgrades! Single family homes from $329,990.Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951 north on Buckstone. Its the GRAND OPENING of seven designer decorated models. THIS WEEKEND, take advantage of up to $20,000 in options and upgrades at Black Bear Ridge and Secoya Reserve. Come tour spacious single-family homes ranging from 1,649 to 3,172 square feet under air. Both single-story and two-story designs with courtyards are available, with two to ve bedroom options and up to three and one-half baths. In North Naples, only Stock gives you brand new construction with more value, more features and more choices than any other homebuilder. 3 decorated models now open! 4 decorated models now open!Single family homes from $259,990.Located o Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Blvd. approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road. Grand Openingof 2 New Communities in North Naples by Stock Development

PAGE 44

We are very proud to announce our newest team members. Follow us on Facebook14 More Reasons Why Royal Shell Is the Naples, Bonita & Estero Rental ExpertVisit us at RoyalShell.com or RoyalShellRealEstate.Com Vacation Rentals | Seasonal Rentals | Annual RentalsEmail us at Rentals@RoyalShell.com601 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES, FL 34102239.213.3311 | Toll Free 855-213-3311DEBBIE DUDLEY (DebbieD@royalshell.com) : More than 15 years of luxury home rental experience and a Naples resident for 25 AMY RICHARD Amy@royalshell.com) : Royal Shell Vacations rental specialist for short term and vacation rentals. MONICA BORROK (Monica@royalshell.com) : Moved to Naples 17 years ago, has 14 years of residential leasing experience and speaks German uently DEBBIE HUNT (DebbieH@royalshell.com) : Naples resident since 1992, specializing in seasonal and annual rentals since 1997 TERRY HOTCHKISS (Terry@royalshell.com) : Relocated to Naples in 1987 and has been in the real estate business since 1989 JEFF WINDLAND (JeffW@royalshell.com) : Specializing in seasonal and annual rentals in Naples for 20 years MARIA METZGER (Maria@royalshell.com) : Naples resident since 1987 and has worked in the rental industry for almost 19 years DENICE FAERBER (Denice@royalshell.com) : Born and raised in Naples, specializing in seasonal and annual rentals in the area since 1999 HOLLY GREGOR (Holly@royalshell.com) : Resident of Bonita Springs for 15 years, specializing in seasonal and annual rentals in Estero and Bonita Springs for more than 11 years MARJORIE WORKINGER (Marjorie@royalshell. com): Naples native with more than 22 years of luxury rental experience from Port Royal to Vanderbilt Beach CORYE REITER (Corye@royalshell.com) : Southwest Florida resident for 16 years, specializing in luxury rentals in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero since 1997 LINDA NAGLE-SCOTT (Linda@royalshell.com) : Southwest Florida resident since 1982, working in the rental home industry since 2004 NORMA RANS (Normar@royalshell.com) : Naples resident since 1954, with 23 years experience in the real estate industry HILARY YOUNG (Hilary@royalshell.com) : Naples resident since 1994, with experience in annual, seasonal and vacation rentals since 1996 V acation Rentals | Seasonal Rental s | Annual Rentals

PAGE 50

BEYOND BLING BEYOND BLINGOMETHING ABOUT MICKALENE Thomass bold, rhinestonestudded paintings of women at Miamis Art Basel four years ago set off an idea in Matthew McLendons brain. I was blown away, Dr. McLendon, who is the associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, recalls. I saw the influence of hip-hop culture in her work, among other influences. Hip-hop, which is truly ubiquitous, has made its way into contemporary art practices. So he determined to put together an exhibit of contemporary artists whose BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE BLING, C4 Ringling exhibit examines the influence of hip-hop on art in the 21st century of A h i p o t h u bi t e m S Special events in conjunction with Beyond Bling,C4 >>inside: VINCE FRASER / COURTESY PHOTOWork and Play by Vince FraserSALTWORKS GALLERY/ COURTESY PHOTOking yo on the queen, yo! by iona rozeal brown Hip-hop, which is truly ubiquitous, has made its way into contemporary art practices. Matthew McLendon, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art S STaking a trip? Take great pictures, tooNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 19-25, 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 Sip on FifthAn evening of food and fun along the avenue, and more fun around town. C15-17 The real thingFake Problems, a Naples born and bred band, takes the stage at Fleischmann Park. C6 One of a kindNoodle Saigon delivers vibrant flavors of Vietnam. C19 Peggy Farren of Photography School Naples will present a free seminar about how to take great travel pictures from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Betty Maclean Travel, 2245 Venetian Court. Ms. Farren will discuss what makes an interesting picture as well as some basic composition rules and flash techniques. Shell also offer ideas of what to do with your pictures when you get home. Heres a peek at her top five tips: 1. Make sure the subject is very clear and stands out. 2. Follow the rule of thirds, especially SEE PICTURES, C3 FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF COURTESY PHOTOPeggy Farren, right, and her traveling companions in Baguio City, Philippines

PAGE 51

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 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 $ 12.95 $ 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. HAPPY HOURMonday Friday 3-6 Saturday & Sunday 11-6bottle domestic beer draft beer wells (one shot only) $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 price 10% OFFyour next retail purchase at Randys seafood market in Naples Park!!With this ad. May not be combined with any other offer. Its Huuuuge!"Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coralwww.fuccillokiacapecoral.com FEATURED INDEPENDENT BUSINESS How could you leave this? Will said.I gazed at my friends, the glowing terrace, the vestiges of my exotic life. I smiled and turned back to the drinks table. What I couldnt say was that Mamadou was right. To find what I was looking for, I needed to go home. I once lived in Africa. Its the wild west of world travel, a kind of final frontier. Still untouched in places, still dangerous. A continent where you can die from basic illness, diseases that have long since been wiped out in the developed world, not to mention war or other violence. I had a beautiful life. My friends were smart and sophisticated, and we had candlelit dinners during the nightly power cuts. In dusty 4x4s, we visited animal reserves where giraffes gazed serenely from heads set adopt long waving necks. Water buffalo lounged in the distance and quick, nervous gazelle picked their way across the sparse grass. In the capital, taxis honked day and night, and women sold bags of sugared peanuts on street corners. I lived in a nice house in a quiet neighborhood. Bougainvilleas bloomed out the front door and a hibiscus tree flowered on the terrace in the back. But all of it, the whole adventuresome ensemble, was not enough. Near the end of my stay, I met my friend Mamadou for coffee. He was from the capital, a pharmacist who played left field on his company soccer Every womans dream SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON sandydays@floridaweekly.com As you know, he said, every womans dream is to get married and have children...team. He liked to wear tinted sunglasses that made him look like Usher, and he walked around with a set of headphones covering his ears. He watched American T.V. piped in by satellite, and his sister lived with her French husband in Paris. Though he was from a country where men have multiple wives, Mamadou was in many ways a man of the world. I was surprised, then, when he unthinkingly dismissed the last 50 years of feminist progress. As you know, he said, every womans dream is to get married and have children. I thought he was making a joke. Is that right? He nodded soberly and took a sip of coffee. He had stated a fact, not a point of contention. Later, I told my roommate about the conversation. We stood in our small kitchen and laughed. But a reflective silence followed. We were, after all, two women in our early 30s, unmarried, living in a place far from home. Our circumstances were fun and exciting but ultimately temporary. Not long afterward, I made plans to leave. I hosted a grand going-away party a week before my departure, and I invited all my similarly transitory friends. The power was cut the night of the party, and we talked and told stories in the low light of candles. I stood to pour myself a glass of champagne we were celebrating, after all and my friend Will came to stand beside me. We turned together to face the group of people spread across the garden, and he put an arm around my shoulders. Look at this, he said. I looked at the women dressed in colorful silks and ornamented with dangly earrings, at the handsome men who carried on about international politics. t t v li b W t T o y s e n m d e me We turne d o gether to fa ce h e group of pe ople sprea d ac ross t he ga rden an d he put an ar m around m y shoulders. Look at this, he sai d. I looked at th e women dresse d in colorful silk s and ornament ed with dangly ea rrings, at the hand some men w ho carried on abo ut international po li tics.

PAGE 52

River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 C3 BOAT RENTALS 239-530-5134 RATES: for horizons. (Basically, your subject or horizon should not be placed dead center, she explains, adding: Think of a tic-tactoe grid. You want eyes, horizons and subjects to be either on the grid lines or in the corners.) 3. Crop in tightly (you can always do this later). 4. Something in the foreground helps bring depth to a picture. 5. Dont forget to make it personal. Take pictures of your travel companions, interesting food, the hotel you stay in. Although the seminar is free, reservations are requested and can be made by calling Betty Maclean Travel at 513-0333 or e-mailing zach@bettymacleantravel. com. PICTURESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSPeggy Farrens photographs of Stonehenge, top and Londons House of Parliament illustrate the rule of thirds. COU RTE SY PHOTOS

PAGE 53

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 work shows the influence of various aspects of hip-hop culture, from music and fashion to graffiti and simply attitude. The result, Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, opens at the Ringling in Sarasota on Saturday, May 21, and continues through Aug. 14. Hardly typical fare for a museum celebrated for its permanent collection of Old Masters, Beyond Bling represents 10 fresh, creative artists in different stages of their careers: Michael Anderson, iona rozeal brown, Vince Fraser, Gajin Fujita, Luis Gispert, Sofia Maldonado, Nadine Robinson, the aforementioned Ms. Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. Im not saying that these are hiphop artists or that this is hip-hop art, Dr. McLendon stresses. I dont want to be that restrictive or reductive Its a snapshot of one aspect of contemporary art at the moment. Everything in the show was created in the 21st century. Its a wide diversity of voices, the curator adds, noting that the mix includes Caucasians, African-Americans, Latino and Latina artists, a Japanese-American, four women and two openly gay artists. When hip-hop began in the South Bronx in the early 0s, he says, It was very much an African-American and Latino expression. Its from the streets, from the urban experience. Thirty-plus years on, he adds, Its spread the world over. Every demographic, every ethnicity, every socioeconomic background, etc., is a part of hip-hop culture now. In the early days, hip-hop encompassed music, rapping, break dancing and graffiti. Now, he says, its spread its influence to fashion, graphic design, advertising and language. Hip-hop culture is fashion, it is art, it is music, it is language, it is theater, he says. And it all comes out of this history of urban expression. In keeping with the influence of hiphip on various genres, the Ringling is offering several events in conjunction with Beyond Bling. Dr. McLendon will conduct an informal Walk & Talk followed by a screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary film about Banksy and other street artists. Photographer and author James Prigoff will give a lecture about street art accompanied by selections from his collection of more than 8,000 images. And Rennie Harris Puremovement, an international hip-hop dance troupe, will perform at Sarasotas Historic Asolo Theater. The museum will also host hip-hop-influenced theater: The Word Begins, a two-man performance that weaves drama and comedy together. (See sidebar for details.)New twist on Old MastersDr. McLendon describes his background as very interdisciplinary and says Beyond Bling is the same way by its nature. When (people) first think of hiphop, people think of music, he says, adding the genre has had an enormous influence on dance and choreography. Thats why were having Rennie Harris. Hes the godfather of hip-hop and street choreography. Hes in every hiphop history book. This is one of the pioneers; hes still inventing. People might be a little surprised that the Ringling Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit such as Beyond Bling, he acknowledges. Im at a museum thats internationally renowned for its Old Masters collection, he says. I want to be respectful of that. But many people, when confronted with the Old Masters, feel that the art is somewhat removed from their 21st century experience. When they see the world thats in Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, it might seem more accessible and more relevant. There are really great moments where we can use the contemporary work to point them back to the permanent collection. Kehinde Wileys portraits will be especially helpful in that endeavor. Mr. Wileys works look like Old Masters portraits if the Old Masters painted in the 21st century and possessed a hip-hop sensibility. He studied the Old Masters at Yale University and turns the style on its head. In traditional portraiture, a wealthy person would go to an artist and commission a portrait. But Mr. Wiley, in what he calls street casting, goes out into the streets and selects the sitter. Here you have the artist changing the power structure, Dr. McLendon says, explaining that Mr. Wiley and his chosen subject would go back to the studio and look through art history texts, often choosing an Old Masters painting to replicate. For example, Mr. Wileys Simon George I in the exhibition is in the style of a Hans Holbein Simon George portrait from the 16th century, he says. Other works by Mr. Wiley copy the poses of portraits by El Greco, Ingres, Titian, Van Dyke, but imbue them with a modern sensibility. Its an absolutely stellar oil painting, Dr. McLendon says of Simon George I. He hadnt seen it in three years, and when it was uncrated for the Ringling exhibition, he says, It was literally breathtaking. Mr. Wiley and his work have been written about in The New York Times and been on the cover of ARTnews magazine. In 2005, VH1 commissioned him to paint a series of portraits of that years honorees, including LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T. His works are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among many others. Hes now traveling the world, painting portraits of young men in India, Israel, Brazil and various countries in Africa for his World Stage series. He is at the top of his game, Dr. McLendon says. Geishas, graffiti and moreIn contrast to Mr. Wileys portraits, the artwork of Gajin Fujita combines his graffiti history with his Japanese culture. His work incorporates geishas and warriors with Latino graffiti art and American pop culture images. A native of East Los Angeles, Mr. Fujita was a member of the famous L.A. graffiti crew, K2S. He has exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City. iona rozeal brown, who prefers that her name be written in all lowercase, like e.e. cummings or k.d. lang, is another artist influenced by Japanese images. She became interested in ganguro, which means black face in Japanese. Its a phenomenon where young people in Japan tan their skin dark and bleach their hair, in what they feel is an emulation of African-American hiphop artists, Dr. McLendon explains. The artist was at first concerned, because of Americas history with blackface. But then she began studying ganguro and went to Japan, where she developed a more nuanced understanding. She saw that in a very traditional and often homogenized culture, young Japanese teenagers were using ganguro as a kind of protest and a way to claim individual identity. Ms. Browns work is an interesting conversation between the two cultures.The curators museDr. McLendon made sure to include work by Mickalene Thomas, whose paintings inspired Beyond Bling. Her work, more often than not, deals with reclaiming the power of the woman in art where shes not a passive object, he says. She owns her power, she owns her sexuality. You think about Mickalene as a woman artist and a lesbian; she inhabits this wonderful middle ground in that she is the desired, as a woman, and she is the desire-er, as a lesbian. It becomes an incredibly powerful message, and a subversion of the (typical model of) male: artist, female: subject. Ms. Thomas, he adds, is huge. She has skyrocketed to fame. Her Warhol-esque silkscreen of First Lady Michelle Obama, called Michelle O, is exhibited in the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery as part of the Americans Now show. On display through July, it is the first time Ms. Obamas individual portrait has been shown at the gallery. Ms. Thomas has exhibited at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York and P.S. 1/Museum of Modern Art, where she completed a special project for the Modern Window of the museum and the lobby of P.S. 1 as part of the On-Site series.Seeing what we missI am just in awe of how talented these artists are, and how much they teach me about the world I live in, how much they help me to see, and how much they help me to see what Ive missed, Dr. McLendon says. Thats what good artists are so good at doing. They see all the things we miss, and bring our attention to them. He expects Beyond Bling will draw new patrons to the Ringling museum, in addition to the traditional audience. The exhibit will not travel to other museums, he says. This will be your only opportunity, so get to Sarasota. If youre interested in contemporary art, youll be interested in these artists. BLINGFrom page C1 >>Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art >> When: May 21-Aug. 14 >> Where: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota >> Cost: General admission, $25; ages 65 and older, $20; children ages 6-17, $10 >> Info: (941) 359-5700 or www.ringling.org in the know Several special events are taking place in conjunction with Beyond Bling, including: The Rennie Harris Puremovement dance troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. May 19-21 at the Historic Asolo Theater. Tickets are $35, $30 and $20. The Word Begins, a performance piece described as a journey of two men traversing the chaotic and confusing landscape of race, religion, sexuality, love and mass communications, plays at 7:30 p.m. May 26-28 at the Historic Asolo Theater. Tickets are $30, $25 and $15. At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, the exhibits curator, Matthew McLendon, leads an informal Walk & Talk through the galleries of Beyond Bling. It will be followed by a screening of the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, a movie about Banksy and street art. Tickets are $10. Renowned photographer, author and lecturer James Prigoff discusses street art and shows selections from his collection of more than 8,000 images at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Historic Asolo Theater. Tickets are $20 ($5 for Florida college students and college/ university faculty with valid school ID). For all tickets, contact the Historic Asolo Theater box office at the Ringling Museum of Art, (941) 360-7399. Beyond the Bling MAGNAN METZ GALLERY / COURTESY IMAGES Concrete Jungle Divas by Sofia Maldonado

PAGE 54

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 C5 Two Dinners & a Bottle of Wine239-263-45811100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 6 blocks South of the Coastland Mall, next to the RamadaAll entrees include your choice of a garden salad or homemade beef vegetable soup, baked, garlic mashed, French fries or a medley of vegetables. Filet Mignon En Brochette Broiled Atlantic Salmon Nantucket Cod Provencal Barbs Crispy Fish Stuffed Chicken Breast Filet Mignon N.Y. Strip Sirloin Roast Prime Rib Grilled Pork Chop Beef Stroganoff ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT!King sh Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay{} Entertainment Beatlemanias Peter McGann Saturday 6-9Wine & Dine$1795Dinners Include:per personNAPLES PREMIER STEAKHOUSE Open 7 Days Dinner 5:00pm-10pm Happy Hour 4:30pm 6:30pm Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947 THURSDAY, MAY 19, 8 P.M. Long Ride Home T he Freedom Riders of 1961 ushered in a new era of desegregation in the South, but where was Southwest Florida in all this? Interviews with long-time residents explore the role local residents played in this historic time. 8:30 P.M. American Experience Freedom Riders From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment for traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South to fight segregation. FRIDAY, MAY 20, 8:30 P.M. Int o the W ild: Edison, Ford & Friends In 1914, three famous friends Thomas Edison, the Wizard of electricity; Henry Ford, the pioneer automaker; and John Burroughs, best-selling nature writer trekked into the wilds for a camping adventure in the Everglades. Their campfire camaraderie inspired a series of camping trips throughout the next decade. SATURDAY, MAY 21, 10 P.M. T he Old Gu ys Housemates Tom and Roy are the ying to each others yang. Roy is wellread, organized, clean and sensitive. Tom, well, isnt. As both settle into retirement, they face the prospect of life simply not turning out quite how they imagined. SUNDAY, MAY 22, 9 P.M. Mast erpiec e Mystery! On his way to Istanbul, Hercule Poirot is called back to London and finds transport via the opulent Orient Express. When the train is sidelined by a snowdrift and a man is found dead, he becomes embroiled in one of the most fiendish cases of his career. MONDAY, MAY 23, 8 P.M. Antiques R oa dshow Washington, D.C. Hour 1 A visit to the U.S. State Department headquarters; a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set. TUESDAY, MAY 24, 8 P.M. Da vid S uchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special An excursion aboard the modern-day Orient Express. WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 8 P.M Secr ets o f the Dead Lost Ships of Rome A team of marine archaeologists seeks new clues to the ancient past through the wrecks of five Roman ships found in pristine condition. This week on WGCU TV 5 WAYS TO DINEBEAUTIFUL BAY VIEWS FROM EVERY SEAT SUNDAY BRUNCH EXCEPTIONAL WINE LIST LOUNGE MENU

PAGE 55

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Seafood Tasting! Wednesday, 5/25/11, 5:30-7:30pm WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO May 20: Endangered Species Day. Rookery Bay. 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org May 20-22: Rob Storter Collection. Marco Island Historical Museum. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums.com May 20-22: Passages of Time: History Through Our Eyes. Guess-Fisher Gallery. 659-2787 or www.natalieguess.com May 20-22: Uncommon Everglades. Museum of the Everglades. 6950008 or www.colliermuseums.com May 20-22: Camera USA. The Von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517 or www. naplesart.org May 20-22: The Naples Zoo celebrates Armed Forces Day. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo.org Theater Bug At the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, at 8 p.m. May 19-21 and 26-28. 333-1933. Smoke on the Mountain At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, May 19-July 2. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. The Devils Music The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith, by Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 22. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. A Second Helping The Church Basement Ladies Sequel, at the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 29. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, May 19 Going to the Dogs Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts Patriotic Pooch Night, a fundraiser to benefit Collier County Domestic Animal Services and Bow Wow Buddies. Prizes for Best Dressed Patriotic Dog. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. History Lesson Florida During Reconstruction, 1865-1876 starts at 10 a.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Cool Sights The Guess-Fisher Gallery hosts Hot Night Cool Sights from 5-7 p.m. at 810 12th Ave. S. Enjoy live entertainment, wine and hors doeuvres sponsored by the United Arts Council. 263-8252. Beetles Tribute Band The Fab Four takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Friday, May 20 Art & Stories The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples presents Cmon Start With the Arts: Making Waves for children ages 2-6 at 10:30 a.m. at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177. Christian Rock Third Day, Tenth Avenue and Trevor Morgan perform at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy. (800) 745-3000. Saturday, May 21 Magic Carpet The Naples Philharmonic Orchestras percussion section performs Around the World with Percussion as part of the Magic Carpet series for children and families at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Sweet 16 The Shirley Street Sixteen Art Walk takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday in the galleries and studios at 5760 and 5850 Shirley St. 410-0720. Smooth Jazz Bill Colletti performs from 1-4 p.m. in the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. Karaoke Join the fun when Flamingo Island Flea Market and Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar host karaoke from noon-4 p.m. 948-7799 or www.flamingoisland.com. Big Break The Home Grown 2011 Music Fest starts at 1:30 p.m. at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy. Floridas top unsigned music acts compete for prize money. $10. (800) 745-3000. Book Talk Author Jonathan Hayes signs and discusses A Hard Death at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200. Young Voices The spring recital of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale begins at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Exhibit Opening A reception for the Passage of Time exhibit runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Phil Fisher Gallery/ Guess-Fisher Gallery, 810 12th Ave. S. 659-2787. PEGGY FARREN / COURTESY PHOTOFake Problems, a Naples born and bred band, performs along with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Into It Over It and You Blew It! be ginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Fleischmann Park. Tickets are $10 and $12.DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOGolden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts a meet and greet with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at For Footed Friends, 13020 Livingston Road. GRRSWF does not do on-the-spot adoptions; families must fill out an application and go through the adoption process. Call 431-7661 or visit www.grrswf.org.

PAGE 56

May 21st FLAGLER BICYCLE TOUR May 21st FLORIDA KEYS HEALTHY START COALITION SHOP DAYMay 27th 2011 CUBAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVALMay 28th 10TH ANNUAL YAMAHA DOLPHIN MASTERS INVITATIONALJune 3rd LOVE EXHIBITIONJune 3rd CLAIRE PERRAULT EXHIBITION $ 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 facebook.com/KeyWestExpress twitter.com/KeyWestExpress youtube.com/KeyWestExpress Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 A PLACE TO MAKEGreat memoriesThe answer to all your special occasion needs, large and small. Our professional team looks after all the details so you can enjoy your family and friends. EVENT HOSTING BANQUET S AND CORPORATE OUTINGS May through October dates now availableFor a customized quote call John 239.963.31632500 GOLDEN GATE PKWY, NAPLES WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Music Galore Stroll downtown Fort Myers and listen to live music from 7-10 p.m. 332-0161. Family Film Bring the family for a screening of Yogi Bear beginning at 7 p.m. in Cambier Park. 213-3058. Sunday, May 22 Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents Ajami (Israel 2009) from 1-4 p.m. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Keeping Score The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final Family Fare concert of the season, Knowing the Score, at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Pop Sounds Matty Hollie performs jazz, pop and rock from 1-4 p.m. near the restaurant piazza at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. Wednesday, May 25 Art on Marco Tour the galleries and meet the artists from 5-8 p.m. at The Esplanade on Marco Island. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts an open mic/singer/ songwriter night from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Patriotic Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents How the West Was Won, a patriotic pops program, at 8 p.m. May 26-28 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Funny Lady Comedienne Loni Love performs May 26-29 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Art in Bonita The Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay presents Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. May 26. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Bluegrass Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits welcomes Frontline Bluegrass from 7-10 p.m. May 27. $5 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Hot Wheels A car cruise-in for all makes and models runs from 5-8 p.m. May 28 on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. 332-4443. Pinkalicious By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre, May 28-June 26. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Magic Carpet Member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra string section perform for children and families in the Magic Carpet series at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 28 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Underground Art The North Naples Art Alliance presents Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. June 1 in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Organ Music Organists from throughout Southwest Florida play the 3,604-pipe Casavant at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts beginning at 3 p.m. June 5. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. No pdfs.PEGGY FARREN / COURTESY PHOTOFans of ad libbing have two chances to catch Naples City Improv in the act this week. The off-the-cuff troupe performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, for Live at the Promenade! at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Tickets are $25 and $30; call 495-8989. At 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, the group takes the stage at The Norris Center. Tickets are $15; call 213-3058. 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 exams To Get A Free Packet Visit www.nbc-2.com/buddycheck2 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.

PAGE 57

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 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS COMMENTARY Sometimes my editors and I disagree. Thats pretty common in newsrooms, where journalists and editors engage in what we can euphemistically call healthy discussions. In the ideal world, theyre friendly discussions, and peoples egos arent involved or bruised. Sometimes an editor doesnt share the vision for a particular story, but trusts the writer enough to say, Go ahead. Or not. Sometimes an editor assigns stories to writers. Sometimes they do that a lot more often than sometimes. A conversation Ive had more than once with editors has to do with locale. If an editor is in charge of a paper in a certain city or county, he or she wants to see a story that focuses on someone in that particular city or county. On one hand, I can see their point. Ive heard people in Naples say they wouldnt want to travel to Fort Myers to attend something. And conversely, people in Fort Myers have told me they wouldnt drive all the way down to Naples to see a show. My reaction is: Theyre missing out on a lot. Good arts and entertainment is good arts and entertainment, no matter where it is. Just because something is local doesnt make it good or worth seeing. Being local just makes it local. I want to focus on the good stuff. Theres enough mediocrity out there. And the feedback I get from arts lovers is that they want to know about the arts, no matter where it is. I know people from Naples who visited Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers and now return for every show, bringing friends with them. I know people from Naples and Fort Myers who travel to Sarasota for the Ringling International Arts Festival, and others who cross Alligator Alley for the Miami Book Festival or a dance performance or concert thats not playing on our coast. One of my editors even drove to Orlando twice in one weekend to see his favorite band perform. As a friend who loves the arts said to me, Good art knows no geographic boundaries. Unfortunately, quality arts and entertainment is not as readily available here as in a metropolitan area. So we Southwest Floridians have learned to travel. We might not be wild about it, but we do it. And its not as easy as hopping on the subway, catching a bus or hailing a taxi. But its usually worth it, once we get there. This past week I drove up to Sarasota to see Lypsinka in The Passion of the Crawford at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Id read about John Eppersons alter ego, Lypsinka, portraying Joan Crawford and lip-syncing her lines with perfect precision, but I had never had the unique pleasure of seeing a performance. When I learned the Asolo was holding a one-night-only show, I made it a point to be there. Mid-week, I attended a performance by Kris Kristofferson and John Prine at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. In the same week, I also drove to Naples to hear a lecture by photographer Harry Benson at The von Liebig Art Center. Mr. Benson, whose work has appeared regularly in Life magazine and Vanity Fair, was the official photographer who came over from the UK with the Beatles on their first U.S. visit. Those iconic black-and-white photographs of the Beatles walking off the plane, playing on the Ed Sullivan Show, meeting Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay), having a pillow fight in their Paris hotel room those were all shot by Harry Benson. At The von Liebig, he showed many of his photographs and relayed the stories and amusing anecdotes behind them. People who really care about the arts want to know about them, period. They dont suddenly lose interest when something happens to occur over a border that exists only on a map. After all, sports fanatics read about sports that dont happen in their town. Its the same for people who love the arts. I plan on going up to the Ringling Museum of Art to see the show of hip-hop-influenced contemporary art, Beyond Bling. (Check out our C1 cover story on it.) Im also intrigued by a series of oneperson shows about musical icons thats running at the Asolo Repertory Theatre this summer. From May 18-June 5, Hershey Felder will perform as George Gershwin Alone. Then from June 8-12, hell perform in Maestro! The Art of Leonard Bernstein. To cap off this trio of shows, Sunny Thompson will star in Marilyn: Forever Blonde, from June 18-July 10. Sometimes things happen in your own backyard. So if youre in Naples, you can visit the Florida Contemporary 2011 exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art. If youre in Fort Myers, you can check out the new Marcus Jansen exhibit at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. If youre in the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte/Sarasota area, you can see Beyond Bling at the Ringling museum or check out the one-person shows at the Asolo. But no matter where you live, you can see it all. Sometimes, you have to travel. Isnt it worth it, to feed your soul? nancySTETSON nstetson@floridaweekly.com Great art is great art, no matter where it isCOURTESY IMAGESResting Fiona by David Wensel is at The von Liebig in Naples. Obscure Line Between Fact and Fiction by Marcus Jansen is at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Kris Kristofferson and John Prine performed recently at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.

PAGE 58

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 C9 Summer SpecialHappy Hour 3 to 7 Daily $4 Special Martinis 1/2 OFF Wine 1/2 OFF Well Drinks 1/2 OFF all Beer Bottles and DraftsWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BOSTONSNAPLES4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34112 (239) 692-9294 BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2011 (BPIRH). All Bostons the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States. Wednesdays 3-9pm GIRLS NIGHT OUT 7 for $7 7 Entres with a Drink for Just $7 Each MondayFriday 11ampmARTISTS AMONG US >> What is your medium of choice?Anything within reach! Acrylic, oil, plaster, papers, bits of this and that.>> How do you describe your style?Better for me to tell you what others say: Happy, colorful, full of joy. I say I range from the whimsical to the exotic, with paints merging, crashing and flowing into each other.>> What did you want to be when you were growing up?Everything I am doing now. I never grew up. Actress, singer (no one said I had to sing well), painter, dancer someone who would create emotional responses from people.>> Where can we see your work? My work is at my gallery, Rightside Studios and Gallery in the Esplanade on Marco Island, and also at Iberia Bank, the Marriott and the Marco Island Historical Museum, all on Marco.>> Where did you grow up? I was born in Chicago, then moved to the northwest suburb of Mount Prospect, Ill.>> What inspires you?Sorry to sound clich, but everything music, the world, people, your hair color, it goes on and on. >> How has living on Marco Island influenced you? First, I live in paradise. Joining in a community of other artists at the Artist Colony has made me a better artist and person. >> Where do you work?I have a home studio for larger, messier work. Its clutter ed with supplies At the Rightside Gallery, everything is bright, colorful and busy; I try to be a little neater but dont look at the floor! >> Are you a full-time artist?I am, but I also teach fitness classes at the Greater Marco YMCA. >> Outside of your art, what are you passionate about?My fitness classes making people feel good about themselves inside and out.>> What are you reading now? Finally Found, written by my friend Gina Sisbarro.>> What is your favorite quotation?Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life youve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Thoreau>> Any guilty pleasures?Ah, yes butter ed popcorn with Parmesan cheese. Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www.CollierArts.com. Hometown: Chicago/Marco Island Website: www.BettyNewmanArt.comBetty Newman, painterCOURTESY PHOTO PUZZLE ANSWERS

PAGE 59

NAPLES | 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 239.596.6662 bucadibeppo.com/graduation Congratulations CLASS OF 2011 Make your RESERVATIONS Today OROrder our PARTY PANS TO GOPerfect For Graduation Parties 0 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES ANIMAL TAILS By Linda Thistle TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just w hen you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) H ome and w ork continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) U nset tling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned routine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Lick y our w ounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept ember 2 2) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (October 23 to No vember 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal. What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (November 2 2 t o December 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (December 22 t o J anuary 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (January 20 to F e bruary 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (February 19 to Mar ch 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although y ou w ould prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou k eep an open mind on most matters, making you the confidante of choice for people who need your honest counsel.Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:

PAGE 60

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 C11 Dancing Under The StarOpening Night is Wednesday May 18th 8:30pm!ENTERTAINMENT LIVE BY MELVIN MC -RADIO GURU DAVE ELLIOT VVER INAG GREAT FOOD, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT AMBIANCE, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT DANCE CONTEST! 2011 Limited Space Unlimited Fun!Sports Instruction and Leagues Performing Arts and Creative Arts Science and Nature, Rocketry Outdoor Adventure Spirit and Special Event Days FunFriendshipand More!ALL AT ONE GREAT CAMPENROLL TODAY!For more information 239-530-2999www.southbreezedaycamp.comNaples Premier Day Camp Thank goodness its funny. Bridesmaids is too long, one-dimensional, predictable and poorly told. But its a comedy, and its consistently funny, which means almost all is forgiven. Funny how the healing power of laughter works. A de facto version of The Hangover for women, the cast is a mishmash of Saturday Night Live and The Office alum, highlighted by Kristen Wiig as the central character, Annie. Shes a mess. She thinks Ted (Jon Hamm) is going to commit to her, even though he tells her he only wants sex. She has no self-respect, is broke, hates her job and worse, is a terrible maid of honor for lifelong best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). And because shes so insecure, shes worried about losing Lillians best friendship to the pretty and ultra-perfect Helen (Rose Byrne), who clearly has her eyes on maid-of-honor honors. Rounding out the eclectic group of bridesmaids are Rita (Wendy McLendon-Covey), whos miserably married with three bratty kids; newly married Becca (Ellie Kemper), whos still woefully nave; and Megan (Melissa McCarthy), whos large and unrefined and gets the biggest laughs. Director Paul Feigs film doesnt hold together well, as the script by Ms. Wiig and Annie Mumolo is really just a series of sketches putting the women in uncomfortable situations. As a result, many scenes run far too long, to the point where 15-20 minutes of the two-hour plus movie should have been trimmed for pacing. For example, the engagement party: Annie and Helen give speeches professing their affection for Lillian, but each keeps going up after the other finishes to try to top whats just been said. The first two times it happens, its funny. By the fifth time, shut up already. Also too long are the scene on the plane to Vegas, Annie trying to get Officer Rhodes (Chris ODowd) attention toward the end of the film and numerous other moments. And Annies two British roommates, Brynn (Rebel Wilson) and Gil (Matt Lucas), serve no purpose whatsoever and should have been cut from the film. Thankfully, even though scenes run long, almost all provide solid laughs, thanks largely to Ms. Wiig, who emerges here as a legitimate leading comedienne. Annie is pathetic, sure, but Ms. Wiig also makes her sympathetic, and does so in a way thats constantly amusing. That said, she also gets a lot of help from the supporting cast, particularly Ms. McCarthy, whose Megan owns her hefty size and sexuality. Not surprisingly, with the exception of Officer Rhodes, the guys here are essentially non-factors, which is fair considering how many male-oriented raunchy comedies weve seen the last few years. Its about time women got their turn. Too bad producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) couldnt help them find a more cohesive story to tell. Although Bridesmaids fails on a number of levels, its also that rarity that succeeds on the most important level to which it aspires: Its darn funny. Everything Must Go (Will Ferrell, Michael Pena, Rebecca Hall) An alcoholic (Mr. Ferrell) loses his job, wife and home in the span of a few hours, forcing him to live on his front lawn. Youd think the premise would make for a laugh-out-loud Will Ferrell comedy, but this is really a thoughtful drama with brief comedic interludes. Credit to Mr. Ferrell for giving a real performance rather than acting like an idiot as he usually does. Rated R.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 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 Bridesmaids REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >> Two-time Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh plays Annies mom. Ms. Clayburgh died in November 2010 after a 21-year battle with chronic leukemia. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com

PAGE 61

1/2 PRICED WINE LISTbottles up to $100expires 5/26/11 BUY ONE GET ONEpurchase one dish, get the second freegood for lunch or dinner = or lesser value +18% gratuity before discountexpires 5/26/11must present coupon at time of purchase. cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer2455 vanerbilt beach road naples 34109 239.254.0050 BEST HAPPY HOUR IN TOWNALL drinks 1/2 price 4-8 NIGHTLY Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 1-800-776-3735 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 1-800-776-3735 2 2 2 2 2 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W I AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 mayihelpu2day@comcast.net www.youravon.com/ljones6508 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Celebrating Our10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.comSolatubes are Perfect for Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms & Living Rooms.STOP LIVING IN THE DARK!Solar Solutions Solar Solutions $525 Solar Powered Attic Fan 10w or 10" Solatube Installed(Tile roof additional charge) Expires 06/30/11 Todays most famous designers often have the talent to create furniture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and even industrial items and architecture. Some 20th-century artists also are known for working in many fields. Viktor Schreckengost, best known for his famous Cowan Pottery Jazz Bowl, also designed trucks, chairs, streetlights, fans, kitchen cupboards and a special World War II radar detection system. Michael Graves has designed more than 350 buildings, including those for Disneyland, as well as kitchenware for Target, glass for Steuben, hospital rooms for patients even the scaffolding used when the Washington Monument was restored. Many 19th-century artists are also known for more than one talent. Emile Galle is best known for his Art Nouveau cameo glass. He took over the family glass and ceramics business in 1874 and at first created handmade cameo pieces. By 1894 he was making glass pieces using a less expensive acid-cutting method. He also made Art Nouveau furniture that sold well in the 1890s and is selling well today. He even held a patent for making marquetry. He also made a small number of art pottery pieces that are collected today. After his death, his widow continued to run the factory. If you like a designer, you may be able to find less expensive examples of his or her work in another medium. Q: My mother wants to sell an old cabinetmakers workbench my father used for about 55 years. It was given to him when it was a few years old, so it must be more than 60 years old. Its 33 inches high, 86 inches long and 24 inches deep. The top is made of rock maple, and I think the base is poplar. It includes a tool trough at the back and two vices, one at each end. The paper label identifying the maker still is attached to the bottom. It reads Hammacher Schlemmer & Co. What price should my mother ask? A: Hammacher Schlemmer is a retailer that has been based in New York City since 1848. It used to specialize in selling hardware and tools, but today it sells all sorts of things. Hammacher Schlemmer originally sold your mothers workbench it did not manufacture it. It is easiest to sell a workbench as large as yours in your local area. Try Craigslist or the website of your local newspaper. You might be able to sell it for close to $1,000. Q: I have a set of china pieces that belonged to my mother. The pieces are marked Smith Phillips Semi Porcelain. The set includes a large pitcher and basin, a large covered urn, two smaller pitchers and a small covered bowl. The set has no cracks or chips, but the original chamber pot does not match the rest of the set. Can you tell me something about the company that made it and when it was made? A: Many wash sets like yours were made before indoor plumbing was common. Since there was no running water, a pitcher, wash basin and chamber pot with a lid were kept on a washstand in the bedroom. A complete set could include a toothbrush holder, soap holder and other small items. Smith Phillips China Co. made toiletware, dinnerware and specialty items. The company was founded by Josiah T. Smith and William H. Phillips in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1901. It became part of American Chinaware Corp. in 1929 and went out of business in 1931. Complete matched sets with six pieces sell for about $200 or more, depending on the pattern and maker. Q: Id like to know more about a bottle that has been in my family since the early 1900s and has always been referred to as a Bristol bottle. Its made of light blue opaque glass decorated with raised flowers and garlands. The bottle is 7 inches high. There is a black mark on the bottom, but its unreadable. Can you tell me something about it? A: Bristol glass was first made in Bristol, England, in the late 1700s. It is similar to milk glass and has been made in several colors by factories in the area. Glass called Bristol also was made in other cities in England and in other countries. All of the original factories in Bristol were out of business by the 1920s, but modern Bristol glass is being made in the area today. The Bristol glass most often seen at auctions and shows today is a Victorian lightweight opaque glass that usually is blue. Your bottle is probably a toilet water bottle, perhaps part of a set. Value: $80 to $100. Tip: The best defense against a burglary is a nosy neighbor. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.Artists flourish by switching mediaKOVELS: ANTIQUES b e m T ba pi se terryKOVEL news@floridaweekly.com m a d e tter y da y w tom, b m e s o A: Br COURTESY PHOTOEmile Galle is a famous maker of cameo glass, but he also made this pottery vase. The vase sold at auction this year for $2,185 at Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon, N.Y.

PAGE 62

ZERONA LASER SYSTEM is HERE!!!!Body SlimmingNO INJECTIONS NO SURGERY Minimum Loss of 3 Inches & More in 2 WEEKS!North Naples (239) 594-9075 Bonita Springs (239) 498-0473 The Brooks (239) 498-4403www.drlipnik.com Dr. M.J. LipnikBoard Certied DermatologistLipnik Dermatology and Laser Center NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 C13 Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro 3 COURSE SET MENU Not valid on holidays. Expires 5/26/11 2-4-1 Sunday thru Thursday 5pm-6pm18% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. Expires 5/26/11 Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? CHEF SALAD Airport Rd Naples, FL (239) 596-8840 Gulf Coast Town Center Ft Myers, FL (239) 466-8642 Coastland Mall Naples, FL (239) 352-8642 Iceberg and romaine lettuce, tomato wedges, cucumber slices, Black Forest ham, smoked turkey breast, shredded, mild cheddar cheese and topped with real bacon pieces. Served with your choice of salad dressing.The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the TruthGrover Cleveland is one of Americas lesser-known presidents. His reputation for honesty while serving as mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York helped Cleveland secure the Democratic nomination for president, and he went on to win the election of 1884. His first term as president is remembered for the civil-service reforms he triggered. Although beaten by Benjamin Harrison in 1888, he ran again in 1892, winning a second but not consecutive term. On July 1, 1893, just five months after beginning his second term as president, a strange thing happened. Cleveland boarded a friends yacht, sailed into Long Island Sound and vanished for five days. Newspaper reporter E.J. Edwards began to investigate. He discovered this had been no mere outing, rather, the president had undergone a medical procedure aboard the yacht. Cleveland, despite his reputation for always telling the truth, denied the story, and Edwards was branded as a liar. Now, more than a century later, the truth has finally been revealed in a new book. According to historian Matthew Algeo, a team of doctors aboard the yacht worked feverishly to remove a cancerous tumor from Clevelands palate, along with much of his upper jaw. This required a partial reconstruction of the presidents face. Drawing on newspaper accounts, interviews, declassified documents and medical files, Mr. Algeo explores an extraordinary event that occurred at a time when the national economy was in a tailspin. It was no small feat to coordinate a secret surgery requiring a five-day absence of the president. Even the vice president was kept in the dark. Why Cleveland thought his tumor removal must remain a secret and how his closest advisers pulled it off is so bizarre it shocks even a century later. By Matthew Algeo (Chicago Review Press, $24.95)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING

PAGE 63

PAIN RELIEFHOLISTIC HEALTH SOLUTIONSBreakthrough Non-Invasive Pain Relief Technology. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Providing Profound Results for: ONE FREELaser Therapy Session with this couponExp. 5/26/11. New clients only.(239) 566-1210877 91st Ave. N. Naples, FL 34108Across From Whole Foods NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 With the help of many community partners and investors interested in gaining more information about the programs they fund, the Community Foundation of Collier County has launched a fundraising campaign for Collier 211 Information and Referral, a federally designated phone number that works like 911, but for non-emergency calls. Information for referrals comes from Collier nonprofits, for-profit entities and government providers of service. In many communities across the United States, 211 Information and Referral service is the most important resource for providing real-time data on needed services, especially for the most vulnerable citizens. The majority of communities in Florida have access to the dial-in number 211. Collier County, however, does not. The cost to implement Collier 211 and fund three years of operations is approximately $611,000. The foundation has identified Vicki Tracy of The Arlington to serve as volunteer chairman of a campaign to leverage investments from multiple community partners and individuals. Promotional opportunities are available for sponsoring the service. We have chosen Switchboard of Miami, a nonprofit organization with 40 years of experience, to provide this service in Collier County, 24/7, using trained operators or case managers to answer calls from citizens needing resources and connect them to appropriate providers. A program officer from the Community Foundation will help integrate the data and share the results with the community. The usage of data collected from Collier 211 will provide the Community Foundation, nonprofits and community investors with a barometer of community needs. This information will serve as an important gauge of the service gaps in Collier County. At the community level, Collier 211 will facilitate longrange planning by tracking requests for programs and identifying gaps and duplications in services. For service providers, Collier 211 program staff will work with organizations to make them a better resource for their clients. Collier 211 specialists will help people make informed decisions about possible solutions to their questions and problems. Our plan is to become fully functional by the fall of 2011. Colleen Murphy is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The foundation manages more than 450 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. To learn more about the foundation in general and about sponsorship opportunities associated with Collier 211, call Ms. Murphy at 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.GIVING Call is out for Collier 211 funds BY COLLEEN MURPHY ________________________________Special to Florida Weekly

PAGE 64

CHARTER SIGHTSEEING BOATMaritime Lady www.naplesboatcharters.net | 239-593-7475 Naples Boat Charters | Captain Jim Albert Dolphin Watches, Sunsets, Trips to Marco Island for Lunch, Port Royal Homes & Yacht Tours, Waterfront Property Tours for Agents & Buyers NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALL Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today! FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY An Evening of Food and Fun for Sip on Fifth 1. Melody Pickel, Linda Deldin, Dawn Ellis and Tracy Millot 2. Jim and Brenda Wilkes with Fran and Dave Spencer 3. Kim Braman and Todd Whitman 4. Barry and Grace Frey with Ginny and Ken Schaefer 5. Anita Senicola and Tammey Lynch 1We 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 3 4 5

PAGE 65

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Hot Nights... Cool Sights at the Peter Garon GalleryWe 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Brad Heiges, Lacey King, Donna Schilling and Rosemary Mazzola 2. Mike and Vianda Hill, Sara Rice Williams and Peter Garon 3. Marilyn Varcoe, Sherri Weidman and Brad Heiges 4. Kay and Rick Fumo 5. Shirley Watral and Dan LeamanUNITED ARTS COUNCIL / COURTESY PHOTOS Cinco de Meow at Old Naples Pub for Humane Society Naples ERICKA BASILE / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 5 1. Rachel 2. Jim and Nancy Gibson, Ali OConnor and Andy Reed 3. Kathy Karpovich, Ali OConnor, Christa Whelan, Katie MacBeth and Theresa Gibbons1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

PAGE 66

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003 Initial Comprehensive Exam Full set of X-Rays Healthy Mouth Cleaning $95 regular $338239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Royal Palm Academy welcomes Opera Naples 1. Cindi and Zofia Majewski 2. Anthony Dittus, Marcello Marsalli and Paul Dittus 3. Margaret Richardson and Natasha LidowCOURTESY PHOTOS 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com.Put on Your Pink Bra for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer COU RTE SY PHO TOS COU CO C C C C RTESY PHOTOS 1. Eileen Hanus, Mary Cross and Allison Warner 2. Drs. Chaundre Cross, Justin Warner and J.B. Brockman2 COURTESY PHOTOS 1 1 2 3

PAGE 67

www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 QUICK PASSLunch Specials 11.95Served Monday through Sunday11:30 AM 2:30 PM8 oz. Prime RibFrench Dip Reuben Sandwich Coaches Steak Sandwich Turkey Burger Blackened Chicken Alfredo Barbecue Beef Sandwich Hawaiian Chicken Salad Soup and Salad Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Reservations Always Suggested 239.430.4999 Voted Naples Best Steakhouse!Text SHULAS to 97063 for exclusive offers, event updates, complimentary appetizer and more! Steak Sandwhich Beautiful Be THIS SUMMER JOIN US FOR OUR SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT Kimberly Davidson, MD Board Certied DermatologySchedule your complimentary consultation today! FREEBOTOXPurchase 30 units of BOTOX and get 10 units FREE or purchase 20 units and get 5 units FREE Receive $50 Off JUVEDERMTM Treatments NAPLES 239.596.9075 June 8thJune 17thFORT MYERS239.313.2553 r y a nd R EE E $ 50OFF *Restrictions may applywww.riverchasedermatology.comThe winemakers of South Africa have been producing some wines for more than three centuries, but the fruits of their labor are only now gaining broad acceptance in the United States. Perhaps its a good thing it took us so long to happen upon them, as they seem to be improving every year. Importer Tom Lynch, founder of Worthwhile Wine in Atlanta, sells South African wines exclusively, and he believes they get better all the time. Were seeing the third wave of wines coming from South Africa since apartheid, says Mr. Lynch. The first were not very good The second wave was a step up, but now we have a new crop of winemakers, average age around 34, who have worked around the world making different styles of wines. The result is a current crop of South African imports that are sophisticated and delicious, with an appetizing price as well. Nick Gebers, winemaker and owner of South Africas Post House Wines, recently visited Fort Myers and took some time to talk with me. Here are some snippets from our conversation: Q: Did you discover a great wine that got you started in the business? A: Yes. De Trafford wines in South Africa. When I tasted them I liked their individual styles. I have adopted a lot of his techniques, like open fermentation and using natural yeasts. Q: What wine region would you like to explore that you havent been to yet? A: I want to go to Napa. It has similarities to South Africa in climate and soils. I want to see how they make New World wines in a classical style. Q: What would you be doing if you were not a winemaker? A: Id be a painter or maybe a furniture maker. I would definitely be creating something. Q: Whats your best wine? A: Penny Black is my signature wine. I wanted to make a wine with finesse, so I put a touch of chenin blanc into Penny Black. This is no gimmick but a traditional French standard they blend voignier into shiraz and Rhone blends to lighten them up. Below are 10 South African wines I tasted recently and enjoyed. They are listed in alphabetical order, but you cant go wrong with any of them: Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2009 ($40): Big, rich cherry and berry nose, balanced on the palate with lingering plum and raspberry flavors, ending with soft, luscious tannins. Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Limited Edition 2009 Chardonnay ($23): A classic style chardonnay with 60 percent barrel fermentation. The citrus nose shows melon and apple, carrying through on the palate with a b uttery, b alanced finish. DeWetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2010 ($17): Made from grapes grown on chalky, gravelly hills. After fermentation the wine is matured on the lees in stainless steel tanks for a few months. Fresh green apples and citrus aromas on the nose follow through on the palate, ending with a long, tangy finish. Lammershoek Roulette 2006 ($30): Warm, fragrant spice on the nose with bright red fruits, fresh berries on the palate and good tannins leading to a soft mineral finish. Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2006 ($35): A traditional Bordeaux-style blend, the complex nose is followed by rich, dark red fruit flavors with balanced tannins and a long finish. Muratie Shiraz 2007 ($38): Dark, intense red color with a ripe, fruity nose. This well-balanced shiraz has plums, dark cherries and pepper on the palate, finishing with subtle, nicely balanced tannins. Post House Blueish Black 2008 ($18): A blend of shiraz and pinotage with dark purple color, this mediumbodied wine with ripe tannins has a ton of personality. The nose starts with plums, berries and spice and moves to black cherry and blackberries on the palate. Post House Missing Virgin 2008 ($30): This blend of pinotage and petit verdot grapes produces a wine with intense color. Its full-bodied and rich with supple soft tannins, a hint of blueberries and spice on the palate. Post House Penny Black 2007 ($23): Named after the first stamp ever printed, this wine is an elegant blend of mostly shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Inky black in color, with a floral and peppery nose, the dark fruit flavors and firm tannins end with a lingering finish. Solms Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz NV ($19): Originally made to be poured during a yearly jazz festival, this light, sparkling and refreshing shiraz is low in alcohol and infused with a subtle fruitiness of cranberry, blackberry, raspberry and pomegranate. jimMcCRACKEN vino@florida-weekly.com South African wines please the palate and the pocketbook, too VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYNick Gebers of Post House Wines

PAGE 68

NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Could someone explain to me why Southwest Florida abounds with Italian fare, boasts scads of sushi and could fill a stadium with sports bars, but doesnt have enough Vietnamese restaurants to count on one hand? Something is seriously wrong here. I have long been mystified by the regions scarcity of this fresh and diverse cuisine. As far as I know, Naples has but one Vietnamese restaurant in the whole city. As long as that one is Noodle Saigon, however, Neapolitans are well served. From the soulful asparagus and crabmeat soup to the chewy-crunchy summer rolls and peanut sauce to the fragrant basil-studded pho and lemongrass-scented chicken, Noodle Saigons food takes the taste buds on an action-packed journey. I defy anyone to order a single dish here. The 12-page menu contains dozens of dishes, many with photos to make ordering easier for the uninitiated. Should you still have trouble, the helpful server happily provides guidance. We ordered something from almost every portion of the menu, starting with asparagus crabmeat soup ($5.50 for a small portion, $10 for large) and appetizers of shrimp paste on sugar cane ($14.95), steamed rice crepe with grilled pork ($11), shrimp summer rolls ($5.95) and clams with black bean sauce ($13.95). (Yes, thats five appetizers for those of you who are counting. Call it thorough research.) The small portion of soup was plenty for two to share, particularly if you are also ordering appetizers. With lots of asparagus, shreds of crab, egg and mushrooms, it possessed a wealth of tastes and texture. The same could be said for virtually everything we ate. The fresh, intensely flavorful ingredients that meld crunchy, chewy and soft textures are hallmarks of Vietnamese food. (My love affair with it began 25 years ago, when I was living in Washington, D.C., for a summer. It was a short walk from my apartment to a pair of Vietnamese restaurants that operated side by side.) At Noodle Saigon, the summer rolls contained rice vermicelli, lettuce, bean sprouts, shrimp, cilantro, mint and basil in soft rice papers, served with peanut sauce and fish sauce on the side. Fish sauce, with its salty, fishy essence, is to Vietnamese food what soy sauce is to Chinese or salt to American food. I liked both dipping sauces on the rolls. The shrimp paste came fashioned into cylinders encircling stalks of sugar cane. Cooked until firm and sliced in half, they were easy to remove and place into rice papers (which we first dipped in hot water to soften them), adding the shrimp paste, rice noodles, lettuce, cucumber, pickled carrot, cilantro and mint. The shrimp had a consistency similar to a soft hotdog but with pronounced shrimp flavor instead. Along with the other ingredients, it was delicious. The steamed rice crepe wasnt what we expected but was good nonetheless. Rather than the sort of pancake-type crepe were accustomed to, this one was more like broad rice noodles. They were accompanied by strips of smoky grilled pork, cooked bean sprouts, basil and cucumber along with more fish sauce for dipping. Next came one of my favorite dishes: pho. I ordered the traditional rare beef variety ($8.50 small, $10.50 large), although Noodle Saigon offers versions featuring chicken, seafood, vegetarian and mixed meats. The small was a generous portion sufficient for a meal or for sharing along with other dishes. The broth was redolent with spices like cinnamon and clove, to w hich was added thinly sliced beef, onions, green onions and cilantro. On the side came lots of bean sprouts, fresh basil and lime. Along with the condiments, I added a few shakes of the srirachi bottle to give the soup a lively kick. From the long list of noodle salad bowls, we tried the tofu with tomato ($10.50), but there are also pork meatball slices, curry beef or shrimp, lemongrassflavored chicken and cut spring rolls. Given how mild tofu is, if I ordered it again, Id try the stir-fried tofu with lemongrass for a little extra flavor. Nonetheless, the peanuts, sprouts, basil and lime gave the dish fresh flavor. Finally, we ordered what the menu called caramel catfish in clay pot ($11.95 small, $14.95 large). The photo looked appealing, but what we received didnt look like the picture. It was in a plain bowl and the fish was in chunks rather than a whole fillet. It had a very fishy flavor that none of us loved. Of everything we tried, its the only one I wouldnt order again. We finished with a dessert recommended by our cheerful and attentive server: mashed avocado mixed with crushed ice, sweetened condensed milk, lime, a little sugar and mint. It resembled an Italian water ice and was a refreshing end to the meal. In addition to the extensive and excellent selection of food, Noodle Saigon serves up a lovely dining room replete with stately columns and paintings depicting Vietnamese gardens, beaches and boat scenes. The food alone is worth a visit, but the friendly service and pleasant atmosphere just add to Noodle Saigons many charms. karenFELDMAN cuisine@floridaweekly.com food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, May 19, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted W ine: Join the ultimate wine geeks group, the Century Club, for a tasting of 25 varietals (with the goal of having tasted 100 varietals); $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Saturday, May 21, 10-11 a.m., Whole F oods: The Kids Club gathering will show children how to make healthy, organic rainbow smoothies and apple stackers, simple snacks that require very little time or effort to enjoy; $5, Mercato; 5525100 or online at www.acteva.com/ go/LifestyleCenter. Reservations required. Monday, May 23 and 30, 5 and 7 :30 p .m., Freds Food, Fun & Spirits: Tenor Maurice LoMonaco performs A Night at the POPera during this dinner show that includes music from Puccini, Verdi, Pavarotti, Bocelli, Groban and more; $34.95, 2700 Immokalee Road; 431-7928. Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-7:30 p .m., Estuar y at Grey Oaks: Everyone is invited to the Womens Council of Realtors Naples-on-the-Gulf Chapters wine and food extravaganza, featuring wines by Decanted Wines and appetizers by Chef Paul Schmidgall; $40, in the Chianti model by London Bay Homes, 1474 Anhinga Point (corner of Airport Road and Golden Gate Parkway). Pre-paid reservations required. Call 213-9460 with credit card payments or e-mail therea.furman@thirdfederal.com for details. Thursday, May 26, 6:30-7:30 p .m., Whole F oods: Raw food educator and fitness coach Bethany Tait demonstrates how to incorporate more raw food into your diet and shows how to prepare quick and delicious raw fare; $5, Mercato; 552-5100 or online at www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Promenade a t Bonita Bay, U.S. 41 and South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Thir d 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 spends the summer in 8,000 square feet of air-conditioned space across from Lifestyles Fitness. Send items to cuisine @floridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Noodle Saigon delivers vibrant flavors of Vietnam Noodle Saigon, >> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday through Monday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: appetizers, $5.95-$17.95; entrees, $8.50-$17.95 >> Beverages:Beer and wine served >> Seating: Conventional tables >> Specialties of the house: Summer rolls, shrimp paste on sugar cane, homemade rice noodle soup with shrimp and crabmeat, steamed rice crepe, deep-fried marinated quail, pho (eight variations), clams with black bean sauce, grilled salmon, lemon grass chicken, shrimp curry >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.noodlesaigon.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-9400 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor In the know d e. of V an rt-Pu ll in g r ket s p ends u are f eet o f crossfrom Lightly cooked clams get a flavor upgrade with zesty black bean sauce. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Above: For a change from fried spring rolls, try summer rolls with their soft rice paper wrapper enfolding noodles, raw veggies and shrimp; Right: Pho is a soulful soup that eats like a meal, with a nicely seasoned broth containing meat, sprouts, herbs, lime and as much hot sauce as you can handle.

PAGE 70

West First Street, Fort Myers, FloridaSwimming Pool Fitness Room Chickee Hut & Deck Staycation By Land or By Sea Close to Downtown EventsEnjoy the Beautiful Sunsets Relax & Have Fun j j t t h h h B B B B B B t i i f f f f f 2011 staycations 2011 staycations YOU DONT HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR FOR THESE 10 VACATIONS IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

PAGE 71

SNUGGLE IN A HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH A SEA VIEW OR WAKE up in a breezy condo looking over the bustling marina . .both ends of the spectrum are choices at Captivas Tween Waters Inn. But its the setting of this legendary island resort that makes it a top contender for a staycation. For starters, Captiva Island offers that end of the world feeling that comes from driving across four bridges. Its a commitment to get there, but once you arrive, reminders to chill are so plentiful that anyone too serious is going to get laughed at. Seriously. Theres a gigantic pool the islands best, many would say which is home to The Oasis Pool Bar. Grab a stool any day at about 4 p.m. and youre likely to wind up chatting with a local tennis pro, fishing guide or recreational specialist . someone living the dream. Order a margarita, turn off your cell phone (after you snap an enviable pic for Facebook, of course), and then let the island vibe start to wash over you. If you dont feel it here, you may be a lost cause. Tweenies, as the locals call it, has been responsible for so much harmless debauchery through the years that it should probably qualify as a therapy center. Its impossible not to let loose here. The resorts Crows Nest lounge has also moved many an islander to happily forfeit a small fortune over many years of (very) happy hours. Like the pool bar, its an island version of Cheers. Never mind that the Crows Nest is dark and plays down an amazing gulf view. This legendary lounge happily offers a flip-flop-and-shorts dress code as well as a laissez faire attitude. Youll have a blast watching the dynamics of who pops in. Odds are that atypical brides and grooms will be part of the mix, as will bronzed anglers decked out in Columbia gear. Everything about Tweenies says tropical vacation, from the grapefruit massage offered in its spa to the delicious Caribbean grilled grouper entre served at the resorts Old Captiva House restaurant. Dump your bags in the room, and head straight across Captivas tiny twolane road to the beach. Check-in is long before sunset; youll have time to squish a fair amount of sand between your toes before Mother Natures nightly spectacular, which draws small crowds to the gulf. During beach treks, its particularly fun to head south from the resort along the islands Gold Coast and see how the other half lives. In the other direction, its not a far walk to the Mucky Duck, the Green Flash or Key Lime Bistro in Captivas village area . but Tween Waters Inn has everything you could need or want: to eat, to play, to drink, to do. Slip into the hot tub anchoring the south end of the pool deck, near the tennis courts. Rent a kayak to explore the mangrovelined tunnels of Buck Key, or the open waters of the gulf. Arrange for a sunset sail aboard the New Moon or just make a cocktail and head to the beach. Its all good. Captiva is so narrow where Tweenies is sited that an avid golfer could easily tee up and whack a ball from the bayside into the gulf. (Beach walkers would likely not appreciate this, however). Consequently, no matter where you stay on the resort, youre just moments from everything else. The colorful cabanas, which adorn the shoreline, are a short stroll from the fabulous shopping above the marina. The spa is close to the marina. C U in 5 is a text that probably gets a good workout among guests. Tween Waters has been a fixture on Captiva for many years, and has hosted celebrities ranging from Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Teddy Roosevelt to modern-day rockers and artists. Summer specials include freebies from resort credit to complimentary cabanas, bikes, and kayaking. Treat yourself to a little time at a venerable laid-back island institution and youll feel your cares slipping away as easily as a second margarita. Libby McMillanLaid back Captiva>> Tween Waters Inn; 15951 Captiva Dr., Captiva Island; (239) 472-5161 or www.tween-waters.comtween waters inn 2011 staycations 2 COURTESY PHOTO Call to Book: 1.800.824.0476 or Book Online: www.westwindinn.com West Wind Inn. . an award winning resort on Sanibel Island . .Located Gulffront on Sanibel Island where you can enjoy the cool seabreeze from your room, the pooldeck or right down on the beach! At the West Wind Inn you will enjoy an island retreat and leave refreshed.Dine at our on-site restaurant: Normandie Seaside Pub, offering full breakfast and lunch. Or get a drink & dine poolside at The Upper Deck. Five Room types Connecting Rooms Free Wi-Fi Access TVs with DVD players In-Room Safes (No charge) Daily Newspapers Service Coffee Service Daily Maid Service Balconies/Terraces Sorry, No Pets Allowed Fully Equipped Kitchenettes And Much More!

PAGE 73

Its easy for locals to think of Fort Myers Beach as a party-hardy destination for dancing, drinking or beach-going. But that would be selling it short. Theres so much more to the Beach than Times Square. Case in point: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa. Pink Shell gives its guests the opportunity to completely relax on the quiet stretch of pristine beach facing Sanibel Island. Despite being only a short walk from the craziness of Times Square, this superb Estero Island resort offers tranquility and privacy. Its full range of amenities also offers guests an abundance of fun. The resorts location provides much of the magic. Pink Shell stretches from bay to beach on the little peninsula that ends at Bowditch Point beach and park. Through the years, it has added various types of accommodations, from historic cottages to luxurious midrise condos on the Gulf. Pink Shells unique Aquagene Spa, a full complement of water sports, and KiddsKammp for children is part of how the resort earned its four stars. And wait til you see the Octopool stretching along the pool deck, adjacent to the bay. It has a few surprises, and youll be hard pressed to pull yourself away from the chaise lounges there. Of course . you dont have to. The Aquagene spa is a fresh-looking, seainspired haven of blue and white. Within its 6,000 square feet are a couples-suite (score one for romance with simultaneous massages) and a eucalyptus steam room. Aquagene has pleasantly transcended the same-ol-same-ol on its spa menu. After a hot afternoon by the pool, imagine the appeal of a service called the Cooling Envelope, a calming body wrap of pure aloe vera to calm and soothe sun-drenched skin. The pedisage is a 25-minute treat for feet perhaps the ultimate bliss. Pool-goers can also enjoy a chair massage without ever leaving the pool deck. Now thats a spa that caters to its guests. Lee Countys long-running Holiday Water Sports makes it their job to get guests wet . while flying, riding, sailing and paddling. If youve never been on a WaveRunner (or used to, and miss it) this is your chance. Holiday makes them available by the hour or half-hour, with a choice of single, double or even triple seating. Parasailing gives you that once-in-a-lifetime view of San Carlos Bay, Sanibel Island, the Sky Bridge leading to Estero Island, and the resort. Rent a kayak for a little peaceful back-to-nature time or skipper your own 22-foot pontoon boat for a three hour tour. (Bring your own professor, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, Ginger and Mary Ann). If your staycation is a family affair, then by all means, treat the kids to a 90-minute Dolphin Adventure Eco Tour, where theyll spy dolphins, osprey, turtles and manatees. Aquacycle paddle bikes are also available for the kids. Wanna-be sailors who plan ahead can make their staycation a learning experience by enrolling in Steve and Doris Colgates Offshore Sailing School, based at the resort. A few days of intense classroom and on-board instruction culminate with a solo sail and newfound confidence. Bring your own bikes to the resort and save the money youd pay to rent them. Youll probably want to explore the island by bike. Thats a great way to unwind, too, and really get that vacation feeling. Many of the resorts accommodations have their own kitchens, but if the cook wants some time off, JoJos restaurant is just steps away and offers al fresco dining. Bongos pool bar and eatery is a casual alternative where swimsuits are not only welcome, but also expected. Pink Shell has won legions of fans through the years and each year has brought new enhancements. The resort has received 355 excellent ratings on TripAdvisor and is one of Shermans Top 10 Resorts for Families. Its location in between the little-used (but stellar) Bowditch Point beach and the boisterous gotit-all nature of Times Square (which can be reached by foot or bicycle) makes it one of the most well-rounded staycation destinations in the area. The Times Square area, at the foot of the Sky Bridge, has a popular deepwater fishing pier, and several bars and restaurants. This lively area serves up everything from live music and henna tattoos to Greek food and great ice cream. People-watching is four-star and several T-shirt shops will oblige a desire to get silly. Forgot your flip-flops or sunglasses? Absolutely not a problem, youll find them here. Some discount packages are available in May, and summer rates will apply after that. Pink Shell would make a dynamite staycation choice, especially if its been a while since your feet enjoyed the amazing beaches of Estero Island. They are the softest in the county, and thats not hard to appreciate. Libby McMillanBeach it>> Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa; 275 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; (888) 222-7465 or www.pinkshell.compink shell resort & spa2011 staycations 4 COURTESY PHOTO S Your kids will love a Casa Ybel Family Escape. Summer Family Special

PAGE 74

GOLF LOVERS ARENT THE ONLY ONES WHO WOULD LOVE A staycation at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, though its obvious going in that the game is the altar at which most visitors worship. Through the hallowed doors and on the resorts fairways, such legendary names as Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Woods and hundreds of others have carried their clubs and learned new expletives at the tournament courses Bear Trap, considered three of the most challenging consecutive holes of golf in the world. The Ryder Cup, Honda Classic and PGA Championship tournaments are among many held on one of five award-winning courses. Those who remember key tournament moments can relive them on the resorts website (www.pgaresort. com) with a group of highlights from the major tournaments told in anecdotes and with slideshows; visitors can also chat up some of the long-timers in the pro shop or caddies who can tell even more off-the-record stories, no doubt. This summer, through Sept. 30, the golfers deal, Stay and Play, gives duffers a rate of $89 a night that includes all the golf you can play, access to the mineral pools and breakfast for two. (Cart fees apply to first round daily.) Those wanting to improve their games can take 50 percent off the David Leadbetter Golf Academy Clinics during their stay. But golf is only one aspect of the sports angle here. A newly redesigned Health and Racquet Club has a 33,000-square-foot fitness center, with 19 clay tennis courts, racquetball and handball courts suitable for any level of play. Five croquet lawns are expertly maintained to provide the wicket and mallet set plenty of ground for play. Free weights and cardio-vascular exercise rooms have professionally certified trainers watching over workouts they also teach classes and there are nine pools, including lap pools and whirlpools to wind down after the exercise. The 40,000-square-foot European spa, with the noted Waters of the World outdoor mineral pools, attract those wanting a relaxation vacation. There are 32 treatment rooms where guests have more than 100 options for massages, facials, scrubs and body treatments. The caf here features spa cuisine, and an inhouse salon can add the finishing touches. The girls can get in on all that and more with the Girls Weekend Out special package. It includes a trunk show, shopping at the nearby Gardens Mall with personal stylists from Bloomingdales, spa treatments at PGAs spa, a mixology class with the hotels mixologist, a cooking demo at Ironwood Grille, and breakfasts. The limited edition weekend is $350 all-inclusive, and is offered June 24-26, Aug. 19-21 and Sept. 16-18. Families are encouraged to come as a group. Kids get their own getaways, too whether a guest of the hotel or coming in daily, the PGA Kids Camp takes youngsters ages 5 to 12. Arts and crafts, organized team sports (basketball, baseball, tennis, kickball and soccer), painting lessons and pool or water time are part of the days activities. Held weekly June through mid-August, the cost is $55 a day or $250 for a weeks session per child for hotel guests. (Theres a 10 percent sibling discount.) Registration forms are found on the resorts website. Another reason to come is the fun I-Bar in the lobby, with a craft-brew list worthy of a brewpub and cocktails expertly prepared. The Ironwood Grille is newly redesigned and its menu, in the hands of Chef Gordon Maybury, has become Floridaand organic-focused. Crab and watermelon salads, crab cakes with tomatilla salsa and jam, or pan-seared scallops with sweet potato, wheat berries and fig jus are just some of the menu offerings that change frequently with seasonal selections and specials. Of course, the former steakhouse offers osso bucco, coriander dusted lamb loin and braised short ribs, too along with the Irish chefs comfort dish, shepherds pie. Theres spa cuisine with lighter health-forward fare served at the spa caf. For day trips, shoppings not far away at the Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, Legacy Place and Midtown of PGA Commons shopping centers along PGA Boulevard. Nearby beaches are at Juno Beach and in Jupiter, where pets are welcome. All you have to do is tear yourself away from that relaxing spa Jan NorrisGolfing Mecca>> PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 627-2000; www.pgaresort.com2011 staycations 5 COURTESY PHOTO pga national resort & spa

PAGE 75

ONE OF NAPLES OLDEST BEACHFRONT BASTIONS, FRESH OFF A $22 million renovation, is sweetening the deal for local residents who plan to vacation in their own backyard this summer. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is offering gas discounts up to $25 in resort credit for Southwest Florida locals plus a third night free for Florida residents who stay between June 1 and Sept. 30. The just-announced savings include a one-time fuel discount $10 for residents of nearby counties, $25 for the rest of Southwest Florida thats applied against resort charges during your stay. Reinvest that money plus the fees youd shell out at other resorts for parking and fitness center use (theyre free here and theres no resort fee) on yourself. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment or toast the end of the day with a cocktail that echoes the oranges, reds and yellows of the setting sun. Sunsets and access to the Gulf without the drive are among the main attractions for local guests of the Naples Beach Hotel, where a stretch of white-sand beach offers seven miles of prime beachcombing. The renovation, completed last year, feathered the hotels 317 guest rooms and suites with modern-day luxuries like flat-panel TVs, refrigerators and coffeemakers. A new color palette brightens rooms with splashes of bold color and adds a tropical and very appropriate feel to linens, fabrics, even carpeting. Balconies and patios in all rooms offer a choice of views gulf, golf course and gardenesque landscaping. For those of you tuned into shopping and staying local, youll be happy to know the Naples Beach Hotel is locally owned and operated. Its been in the Watkins family for 65 years and still retains its original Old Florida charm. Offering onsite golf, a six-court tennis complex, a full-service spa and the complimentary professionally supervised Beach Klub 4 Kids activity program from 9 a.m. to noon, the hotel guarantees activities and amenities for visitors of all ages. Connect with the water along the beach or at the new $5 million pool complex, where island ambience beckons with two pools, two whirlpools and a bar for savoring creative cocktails and cuisine. Continue that Gulf connection and enjoy a fabulous Southwest Florida sunset at the award-winning and Wine Spectator recognized HB on the Gulf, one of Naples Beach Hotels four onsite restaurants. Order the always fresh seafood, local snapper and grouper. For more casual fare, visit the Seminole Store, which features a menu of sandwiches, ice cream, gourmet coffees and a variety of freshly baked pizza, pastries and desserts. And see first hand why the Travel Channel calls the hotels famed Sunset Bar Naples best beach bar. Play a round on the hotels Ron Garl-redesigned golf course, the oldest in Naples, or say ah to The Spa, where signature services can be rolled into swoonworthy half-, fulland multiday packages. Indulge the senses with a fragrant tour of the Orchid House, which features more than 30,000 plants or explore the resorts 125 acres. Shop for staycation souvenirs and T-shirts, resort wear, beach toys or golf-, tennisand spa-specific items at one of the propertys six onsite boutiques or venture to nearby Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South Naples luxury shopping and dining destinations. Sunset central>> The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples; (239) 261-2222 or www.NaplesBeachHotel.com the naples beach hotel & golf club2011 staycations COURTESY PHOTO 6 Gulf Views from Every Unit!(800) 725-2250 OR (239) 472-2275671 East Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL Summer Discounts Available Call Today!www.SandalfootCondo.com

PAGE 76

SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD?ENJOY 3 OR MORE NIGHTS WITH US. ENJOY DINNER ON US. Tween-waters.com/SummerSavings 866.609.4796 captiva island Book three nights or more May 30 October 6, 2011, and youll enjoy new, all-low in-season rates plus FREE $80 Dining Credit! Its our birthday, but you get the gifts!THREE NIGHTS ONLY$120PER NIGHT POOLSIDE+80TH BIRTHDAY$80FREE DININGBOOKNOW! Valid May 30 October 6, 2011. 7 If its the fourth Saturday of the month, sway with the surrounding palms to the strains of jazz with the return of the hotels annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series, now in its 26th year. The popular public concerts, held on the grand lawn overlooking the Gulf, are free and feature well-known jazz musicians and groups. This years dates are June 25, July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Consider becoming a visitor in your own backyard. Have the concierge book excursions to the local tourist attractions: Everglades National Park, Caribbean Gardens, the Conservancy Nature Center, Naples Botanical Gardens or Corkscrew Swamp, where the rare ghost orchid has bloomed the past few summers. The added elbowroom at each destination and the hotel itself easily offsets the added summer heat. Nanci Theoret

PAGE 77

IMAGINE A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISLAND VACATION AND Marco, Sanibel, Captiva or Gasparilla are bound to spring to mind. If youve never heard of Palm Island, a seven-mile barrier island snuggled between Gasparilla and Manasota Key in Charlotte County, youre not alone. Rick Brunette, vice president and general manager of Palm Island Resort, hears it all the time especially from those of us who live in more southern Florida counties. Accessible only by boat or a car ferry docked at the end of Panama Boulevard in Placida, the island, and the resort in particular, is popular with folks from Sarasota and Tampa and a sought-after destination for weddings and family reunions. And we bet once youve discovered this island oasis, where days can be tailored with adrenaline-pumping activities and 10 p.m. ushers in a resort-wide quiet time, youre going to return. The golf-cart resort community on Palm Islands northern tip offers 75 one-, twoand three-bedroom villas and building restrictions that forbid anything taller than 35 feet. Theres nothing to detract from the views of gulf-fronting beaches, quiet bays or the resorts marina. We are not for everyone. There are no high-rises and we have a nightly quiet hour. We do have time, miles of beaches and great shelling, says Mr. Brunette. I always tell people were the opposite of Orlando. We shut down at 10. That downtime helps visitors rest for a slew of daytime activities, many geared to the water and nature. Saltwater skiing and kayaking allow visitors to explore the islands many coves and bays. Fishing charters provide back bay and flats fishing for snook and redfish in Lemon Bay and Bull Bay; offshore fishing for grouper; and tarpon fishing in world-famous Boca Grande Pass. Even though youll swear youre on a deserted island at times, the resort offers the onsite Rum Bay Restaurant, 11 tennis courts, five swimming pools, a clubhouse fitness center and a youth program led by Red Beard the pirate and staff naturalists. There are also onsite boat slips, an island store for casual clothing, sundries and spirits plus croquet, horseshoes, volleyball and basketball. Island guests can also take the ferry to the resorts mainland marina or award-wining Johnny Leverocks seafood restaurant. Just dont miss the boat back; ferry operations shut down at 10 weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends. Theres so much to do you might need a vacation after leaving here, says Mr. Brunette. Palm Island has its niche for quality time with the family or a significant other. Check out the website for different packages and specials, some geared to holiday or weekend getaways; others offering discounted or included activities, such as, beach picnics or free bicycle, kayak and golf cart rentals. For those with time on their hands, pay for four nights, get three gratis. Should your island visit include a day of downtown, take a side trip to a nearby and equally unknown destination. Despite mentions in the news with its recent purchase by Sarasota County, Warm Mineral Springs in North Port is perhaps the Rodney Dangerfield of undiscovered Southwest Florida treasures. It gets no respect. The naturally formed spring, always a relaxing 87 degrees year round, is rumored to be Ponce de Leons illusive panacea the fountain of youth. Its 51 minerals, which bathers and swimmers swear heal and soothe a variety of ailments, boast the highest healing content of any spring in America and ranks third in the world. Its the only warm mineral spring in Florida and its 1.4 acres make Warm Mineral Springs the worlds largest.An island affair>> Palm Island Resort; 7092 Placida Road, Cape Haze; (800) 824-5412 or www.PalmIsland.com >> Warm Mineral Springs; 12200 San Servando Ave., North Port; (941) 426-1692 or www.WarmMineralSprings.compalm island, warm mineral springs2011 staycations 8 Reservations: 1-800-237-5144 Online: www.SanibelMoorings.com 845 East Gulf Drive Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 Providing Memorable Experiences in Harmony with Nature Great Summer Savings Take 10% off our already Low Summer Rates PLUS get 2 passes to the Edison Ford Winter Estates! Details Online Gulffront on Sanibel Island Sanibels Only Botanical Gardens Boat Docks Kayaking Two Pools

PAGE 78

Book Now! Sanibel Island, FL Super Summer Specials Vacation Condos from $600/weekNow thru July 2 N N o o w w w t t t t t h h h h h r r r r u u u u J J J J J u u u l l y y y y y 2 2 of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc. Island Vacations 1-888-451-7277 www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 9 Day passes also entitle visitors to free fitness classes yoga, water aerobics, hula hoop dancing and some youve likely never heard of. Gyrokinesis, or yoga in motion, takes places under a lakeside oak tree overlooking the springs; hydro-gyro in the water. Drumming, a class set to a rhythmic beat, promises a workout to beat away your stress and flexasy, created by the spas resident body mechanic Blue Dunn, is yoga geared to stretching the spine. An onsite spa and caf are additional suprises. The full-service Spa Donya offers traditional treatments plus acupuncture, watsu, spiritual counseling and Hydro-Yoga, another Dunn-developed therapy that combines yoga stretching and massage in the spring. Hes booked every day, says one spa employee. Other popular spa options include the mineral manicure and pedicure with gemstone therapy. Caf Evergreen serves healthy spa fare salads, soups, wraps, stir fry, burgers and sandwiches and one curiosity pierogis. Plan a visit as part of your Palm Island vacation or as a daycation. Nanci Theoret LOCATED AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT A Waldorf Astoria Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 *PRICES INCREASE $3 PER HOUR UNTIL 7 PM THEN DECREASE $3 PER HOUR UNTIL 12PM AURA BAR AND RESTAURANT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT AURA BAR VEUVE CLICQUOT HAPPY HOUR Every Friday 3PM-12PM Featuring: $3* VEUVE CLICQUOT at 3pm $5 Appetizers and Specialty Cocktails New Flatbread Menu AURA PRIX FIXE MENU 4 Course Menu $32.95 per person**Mention this ad and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine with the purchase of 2 Prix Fixe Menus**Contact Aura Restaurant 239.594.6000 for more information and reservations.

PAGE 79

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU VISITED SOUTH SEAS ISLAND Resort . really? You probably heard about all the changes due to Hurricane Charley, then the $140 million redo, the beach renourishment, the superb new pool, the new amenities . but did you check it out? Nows your chance. Its a new world out at South Seas. The exclusive resort occupying the northernmost two miles of pristine Captiva Island is the epitome of location, location, location. Nightly sunsets can be seen from the full stretch of westward-facing beach to which the resort holds claim. A primary deep-water pass separates Captiva (and the resort) from the next island in the chain, allowing many a happy hour to pass boat-watching. A seat along Redfish Pass affords lucky benchwarmers steady views of frolicking dolphins, shorebirds, luxury yachts, charter sailboats and angler action. Stake a claim to a seat on the pass just before sunset and wave to the resorts signature vessel, The Lady Chadwick, which ferries happy passengers out to bid Mr. Sun farewell as he slips beneath the sea. Hey, its a tough job waving for all those camera-toting tourists, but someones gotta do it. There are plenty of other reasons to hang out in this particular section of Captivas luxury resort. A verdant golf course hugs the gulf here, and being on a golf cart with that particular view makes for a pretty stellar Christmas card photo. Book a top-of-the-line Lands End unit with another couple (or swing it on your own if you can) and Redfish Pass is yours, sunset and all. Of course, youll be just as happy in a harbor-front villa, or down on the south end of the resort in a bayside or beachfront unit. South Seas condos are all lovely, and include DVD players and HBO; your biggest challenge will be deciding which end of the resort appeals most as home base. The north end offers Redfish Pass; a rather spectacular manatee-and-yacht-filled harbor, the 9-hole waterfront golf course; a welcoming fishing pier; lots of water sports; the headquarters for the childrens rec program; and the resorts main pool (be sure to check whether or not your rental will allow access without extra fees). The south end offers a tennis center; a smaller marina with powerboat rentals; the resorts gym; and easy access to shopping. It also puts you a mere stroll or bike ride from Captivas village area. Definitely take your bike if you go to South Seas. Alfresco dining sets the tone in the village, where some of the countys finest musicians perform nightly. Dont miss Jungle Drums Gallery, and be aware you can find fresh coffee, island souvenirs, waverunner and boat rentals all within a one-block walk. All sorts of major celebrities live or vacation within a stones throw of little Andy Rosse Lane, so keep your eyes open, if you care. A trolley runs the full length of South Seas the better part of every day and night, so its still easy to reach the village even if youre staying at the resorts north end. No car is actually required for anything, once you check in. After having survived another season of negotiating snowbird traffic, that should sound really good. South Seas is a casually elegant beachfront resort worthy of a serious look if youre overdue for some me time. Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique would be a great component of your stay. Ms. Casperson, a nationally renowned beauty and lifestyle expert, makes Exclusive and family friendly >> South Seas Island Resort; 5400 Plantation Rd., Captiva; (239) 472-5111 or www.southseas.comsouth seas island resort2011 staycations COURTESY PHOTO 10 Dolphin Cruises Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? Make Captiva Cruises on Captiva Island, Florida, your Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Kids Programs Shelling Cruises Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure Timeswww.captivacruises.com Adventure Cruises BOAT LOADS OF FUN WITH CAPTIVA CRUISES Explore our educational kids programs-Shoreline Discovery & Science at Sea Cruise to Cayo Costa Island-beautiful beach for shelling & swimming Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous cheeseburger in paradise Take the kids on an afternoon eco tour aboard The Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake of the boat Pick your Sunset Cruise : Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music, Dinner Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran Lady Chadwick Captiva Cruises can plan a fabulous private party for your family or group. Come aboard for Island Hopping Private Beach Party Dinner & Picnic Cruises Shelling & Dolphin Watching Sunset Cruises Fishing Charters

PAGE 80

Beautiful Romantic Captivating For restaurant reservations call 239-283-2517 Open Daily: 11:30am 9pm 11 it her business to relax and comfort guests of her spas. A staycation saves so much money on gas or airfare that a massage is surely justified. South Seass 330 acres make one heck of a home away from home. Whether you prefer baking in the sun, reading under an umbrella to the sound of gentle waves, trying to hook a big one, or perfecting your overhead smash, the resort shoots and scores. And everywhere you look is tropical beauty: perfectly manicured landscaping, cuisine thats plated as art, and the stellar views that nature created. Deep breaths of sea air from the beaches of this first-class resort are just what the doctor ordered. Youll come back to the real world refreshed and feeling like youve pampered yourself. Libby McMillanCOURTESY PHOTO For less than what you would spend in fuel, enjoy a Staycation with the w w w w w w w w w w w w . s s s s e e e e a a a a k k k k k e e e e y y y y y w w w w e e e e s s s s t t t t e e e e x x x x p p p p p r r r r e e e e s s s s s s s s . c c c c o o o o m m m m facebook.com/KeyWestExpress twitter.com/KeyWestExpress youtube.com/KeyWestExpress *With 8 day prepurchase, non-refundable, not valid with other offers. Excludes Fri, Sat, Sun travel. Dont let HIGH GAS Prices and TRAFFIC spoil your vacation!!! Dont let HIGH GAS Prices and TRAFFIC spoil your vacation!!! $119*ROUNDTRIP

PAGE 81

SURE, NAPLES TWO RITZ-CARLTON RESORTS ARE SYNONYmous with luxury. But savvy staycationers need only do a little math to realize those $200 to $400 nightly room rates are whittled down by package deals and resort credits. That $279 room at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort? A mere $179 when guests sign on for the Spa-action package and take advantage of the accompanying $200 credit at The Ritz-Carlton Spa the ultimate pampering experience for work-weary travelers. Abandon the car during your stay; you wont need it. Each resort offers a host of amenities to keep guests busy for days and shuttles whisk visitors between beachfront and golf resort locations, which offer everything from Greg Norman golf and motorboat rentals to three miles of gulf beachfront and casual and fine dining at a combined 16 restaurants and lounges. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year as the areas only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort. And any stay is always a first-class experience. Its even better when off-season (translation: summer) rates are factored in. Packages, good through September, include programs geared to families and are priced at $399 a night at the beach resort and $259 at the inland location. Children eat free with an adult entre purchase; guests receive a $50 resort credit per night and daily breakfast for two. Multi-night guests receive a fourth night free a savings of 33 percent with a three-night reservation or a complimentary third night with a two-night reservation when requesting the Peace of Mind package, valid through December. Additional perks include breakfast for two each morning, valet parking and a childrens meal plan offering three squares a day at select restaurants. A visit to The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a must. Book a Spa-cation package, good from June 1 to Sept. 30, at either resort and receive a $200 spa credit. Start with a massage the day of arrival to jump start the relaxation mode and return for a facial or a signature body wrap for swimsuit-ready skin. This hedonist retreat offers 51,000-square-feet of pure pampering and todie-for mens and womens water rooms with sauna, hot and cold plunge pools and those always refreshing ice-cold face towels. Innovative new treatments are always on the menu, and guests have access to the fitness center (think yoga versus treadmill) and wellness programs. Even the spas on sale, with savings on treatment-ofthe-month offerings and packages. Cant cut loose for an overnight stay? Locals can still experience a taste of The Spas decadent menu and save 20 percent on salon and facial services during Sunday and Monday beauty happy hours from noon to 5 p.m. Sip a glass of complimentary champagne, and then nosh on healthy spa cuisine at H2O+. Even parents can enjoy some serious guilt-free me or couple time. The beach resorts Natures Wonders childrens program puts a whole new spin on summer camp. Forget creaky cabins and lame bonfires. Summer camp Ritz-style offers halfand full-day programs for resort guests 5 and older even those hard-to-please tweens and teens. Led by master naturalists and the countrys only resort camp accredited by the American Camp Association, Natures Wonders teaches youngsters about Floridas Five-star oasis>> The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; (239 598-3300 or www.ritzcarlton.com/naples >> The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort; 2600 Tiburn Dr., Naples; (239) 593-2000 or www.ritzcarlton.com/naplesgolfthe ritz-carlton, naples /the ritz-carlton golf resort2011 staycations COURTESY PHOTOS 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincess Cruises.com Naples Bay Port Royal The Gulf of Mexico BUY 1, GET 1 1/2 PRICE ON WEDNESDAY Dinners, Saturday Lunches, Sunday Hors doeuvres. Starting Saturday, June 4th. Valid on adult tickets. Based on availability. SUMMERSPECIAL SAVINGSSTAYCATION SPECIALS Naples Princess Naples Princess 12

PAGE 82

13 unique flora and fauna, leading them along the beach and among the surrounding mangroves in search of everything from butter flies and turtles to manatees and dolphins. Daily sessions are offered weeklong and also channel a childs inner biologist, letting them inspect the baby gators, bearded dragons and other occupants of 11 aquariums or get a microscopic view of nature in the science lab. Look for additional family packages offering off-site excursions to Naples water park and the nature conservancy. Both resorts also cater to older children. The beach facilitys VUE (thats short for virtual user experience) is an interactive entertainment lounge with stand-alone computers, private TV areas and gaming consoles linked to HDTVs. I.C.E, or interactive, chill experience, at the golf resort offers a similar concept plus a movie theater area. For children more in tune with the 18-hole outdoor experience, the golf resort offers a free-play package from June 1 to Sept. 30. Adults can also sign up for an unlimited golf program that entitles them to continuous play on the Greg Norman-designed course. Plus, theres no need to lug around your clubs. The resorts ongoing promotion includes the complimentary use of TaylorMade rental clubs during afternoon tee times. Youll also get two sleeves of golf balls, a glove and practice balls. Ritz guests can also take to the water. An onsite concessionarie at the beach resort offers parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, body and skim boards and even rhino motorboats and catamarans. Of course, the beach and gulf are always free. Nanci Theoret FL Resident Specials FROM $119 PER NIGHT Sanibels best & broadest shelling beach for as little $119 per night.* Get out of Your Shell...and into Ours. 2 Bed, 2 Bath Gulf-to-Bay Condos 1-800-950-1138 Staycation Special STAY 3 NIGHTS GET THE 4TH NIGHT FREEMUST CALL FOR RESERVATION

PAGE 83

Getaways are valued for the change of environment and unique stimulations they provide. Southwest Floridians can get all this and a box of chocolates literally by simply trying on another lifestyle, with a few days at Coconut Point. Coconut Point, the magnetic lifestyle center anchoring tiny Estero, is not only a stylish and inviting new Mecca for shopping, it also offers great dining and cocktails, plenty of places to socialize, a fantastic movie theater, a large bookstore that holds its own events, and countless places to take a stroll. While its not possible to live in one of the Coconut Point condos (The Residences) for the weekend, the Hyatt Place hotel sitting within this 100-acre playground allows a full exploration of the urban lifestyle. Coconut Point is actually one of the few neighborhoods in Southwest Florida that offers a pedestrian lifestyle. Like downtown Fort Myers, Olde Naples, Captiva Island and only a few other select locations, Coconut Point says park the car, you dont need it here. Truer words have never been spoken. Walk to anything your heart desires, from a grocery to the Apple store, to a teashop . and if walking is not your thing, pop into Trek and rent a bicycle. You can win your own Tour de Coconut and then pedal over to the other side of 41 for a cocktail at sunset. Hyatt Place at Coconut Point is an affordable, cozy home base with a lot of built-in conveniences for your staycation. Need a fitness center? No problem, its downstairs. Care to sunbathe by a pool? Check; its part of the deal. Need Wi-Fi? Its complimentary. Daily continental breakfast is also free, and room service is available 24 hours. The folks who purchased condos at Coconut Point already figured out how cool it is to walk to many of the things a large city has to offer. What this select group of inhabitants knows and what you can find out during your staycation is how cool it is to cruise around a totally quiet, beautifully lit mall at night. The fountains are yours, the arched wooden bridge is yours, the piazza . .all yours. Throw your bike into first gear, or give the sneakers a good workout. Even (or especially) after hours, this faux city begs exploration. Talk about affordable most of the current rates at Hyatt Place Coconut Point are under $100 per night. Rooms hold your basic mini-fridge, and the hotel lets you chill with a 42-inch high-def flat-panel TV proffering sports channels, on-demand movies, games and music. We encourage you to forget an alarm clock even exists, but if you must use this unfortunate device, its got an MP3 connection. Hotel lobbies offer guests those handy rolling luggage carts, but the irony of this particular staycation is that you need no luggage. Just grab a few see-and-be-seen clothes from the closet, lay them across the back seat, then throw a swimsuit, a pair of shorts and some shoes and undies in a tote bag. Voila . youre packed. Or Urban lifestyle weekend>> Hyatt Place at Coconut Point ; 23120 Via Villagio, Estero; (239) 495 1395 or www.hyattplace.hyatt.comcoconut point2011 staycations COURTESY PHOTO 14 Visit At Home blinds at our Fort Myers or Naples locations for the newest selection in Blinds, Shades, Draperies and more. Youll nd all you need in wall treatments and dcor to beautify your home with products from Hunter Douglas, Graber, Sunland Shutters and others. Call today to schedule and appointment or visit one of our local showrooms. We look forward to visiting with you.For all of your decorating needsVisit a showroom or contact us at www.athomeblinds.netBlinds Shades Sheers Plantation ShuttersStaying home this summer? Take Time to ...eautify your home! 239.415.7312 15881 S. Tamiami Trail 239.566.71006401 N. Airport Road (inside Hadinger Flooring)AT HOME BLINDS & DECORDraperies Top Treatments Wallpaper Window Film Bedding Motorization

PAGE 84

coconut point 15 better yet, just take your credit card and your toiletries . anything you could ever want is for sale just a short walk away. Coconut Point has no less than 1.2 million square feet of retail space in 113 stores. Shops at Coconut Point include Coach, Fossil, Tommy Bahama, West Elm, Yankee Candle, Lucky Brand Jeans and loads of others. Our strongest shopping recommendation is pleasure-driven. After a hard day of shopping, cocktails and movies, seek out Brookstone or Relax the Back, and treat yourself to a massage. Both stores offer massage chairs and Brookstone is practically famous for its vast array of vibrating massagers for back, neck, feet, calves, and more. The Coconut Point staycation lets you eat and drink your way through 25 restaurants, bars and takeout joints, all within a stones throw of the hotel. Hurricane Grill and Wings is a laid-back place to catch a ballgame. Stir Crazy is likely to lure you over for custom stirfry. Teavana stands ready to open your mind to the wonder of a cup of perfectly brewed tea. Its weight-loss tea might be good to have on hand since youll also have access to the toasted coconut ice cream at Kilwins. Bice and Bluewater Grill are both fun for mixing and mingling at cocktail time, or for a romantic dinner. The Grape casually educates while offering small samples of countless wines. Of course, once youre chilling in a comfy air-conditioned hotel room, where no one knows you, you may decide to hole up and make HyattPlace your HyattBase. Daily maid service, pay-per-view, 24-hour room service, a swimming pool, and the ability to wear PJs all day long . until youre ready to stroll over to the mall for a little fun. Need we say more? Nanci Theoret ALL-U-CAN-EAT Tues-Sat 11:30-7Blue crab $2000941-505-8440 Sanibel & Captiva Ft. Myers BeachFort Myers Beach2450 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 T bt bnf trb f Sink your toes into the white sand of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands

PAGE 85

MAINLANDERS SOMETIMES REFER TO PALM BEACH AS THE center of the universe. Theyre joking, of course, but in many ways they are not too far off. Think about it: The town is a world unto itself. It is an island people also refer to it simply as The Island and it has been home to such power brokers as the Kennedy family, Alexander Haig and Donald Trump. Entertainers such as Jimmy Buffett and Rod Stewart have lived there. Its recently spruced up Worth Avenue shopping district has been referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the Southeast. It has both grand and intimate hotels, perfect for a getaway thats close to home. And summer is the best time to explore. Imagine no lines in restaurants, quiet streets, perfect for strolling. Many of the restaurants will participate in a summer dining deal in which you can order a three-course prix fixe lunch for $20.11. The internationally renowned Caf Boulud typically participates, as do many of the restaurants at The Breakers. Speaking of The Breakers, the venerable oceanfront resort will offer a range of specials for summer. The 540-room hotel has nine restaurants and five bars. The Tapestry Bar, off the lobby, offers an elegant spot to enjoy happy hour, with discounted cocktails and wine, and half-price appetizers. Feel like shopping? Theres no need to even leave the premises, with all the onsite boutiques, but Worth Avenue is a short drive away. Drive up the entrance at The Breakers and youll feel like youre arriving at a palace. It has won the AAA Five Diamond Award for a reason. Henry Flaglers hotel initially opened in 1896 and burned down in 1925. The current Italian renaissancestyle hotel, modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, was built in 1926, and includes sumptuous tapestries and ceiling murals. But the oceanfront hotel is more than just a splendid building. It also is a resort with two golf courses, a full spa and recently constructed beachfront bungalows. The rooms recently have been renovated. During summers, rates start at $269 a night. That amount probably wont get you a room with a full ocean view, but it will get you a night at The Breakers. For many people, thats enough. Palm Beach also is home to some more intimate accommodations. The Colony Hotel is among them. This year, the 92-room hotel, which has an uppercrust British feel, will offer a summer package marking the 10th anniversary of its Royal Royal Room cabaret series, which has drawn some of the crme de la crme of New Yorks vocal music scene. This summer, the Royal Room will host such artists as Will and Anthony Nunziata, Mary Foster Conklin, Jeff Harnar, Daryl Sherman and Jay Leonhart and Ariana Savalas. That special, which is $500 for a room, or $700 for a suite, single or double occupancy, will get a Royal Room dinner and show, two nights/three days of accommodations, full English breakfast for two each day and complimentary parking, local calls and wireless. Other packages are available, including a Girls Just Want to Have Fun Palm Beach-style getaway ($495 per night single/quad occupancy in one of the hotels twobedroom, two-bath villas). That includes a welcome bottle of Champagne and a makeover by Neiman Marcus, which is just up the road on Worth Avenue. If The Chesterfield also has a British feel, its because the hotels parent company is based in England. There is a refined sensibility to the place, which is about three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and two blocks from Worth Avenue and its shopping and dining. Its intimate, too, with 41 guest rooms and 11 suites. As with The Colony and The Breakers, the Chesterfield is offering a variety of specials, good through Dec. 15. For example, book a minimum of two nights and receive continental breakfast, plus a bottle of chilled Champagne, a romantic traditional English afternoon tea for two, executive two-course lunch for two or late checkout (6 p.m.). The Chesterfields Leopard Lounge offers dining with an Old World feel, and theres live entertainment as well. Feel like being fussed over? The Chesterfield also offers a traditional English afternoon tea for $20 a person. Or dine outside in the Courtyard. Just up the road is The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club. The stucco hotel is posh and understated. But it is home to Caf Boulud, owned by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud and run by chef Zach Bell. Frederic Fekkai also has a salon at the hotel, so its possible to stay, dine like royalty and get a makeover without ever leaving your hotel. But youll want to leave to shop along Worth Avenue. Savor a happy hour at Ta-bo its a place where Kennedys and Windsors alike have stopped. Tiffany, Chanel, Herms and Palm Beachs own Kassatlys are a few minutes stroll away. And the Brazilian Court is offering incentives to get Luxury on a grand scale>> The Breakers; One South County Road, Palm Beach, (888) 273-2537 or www.thebreakers.com >> The Colony; 155 Hammon Ave., Pal m Beach.; (561) 655-5430 or www.thecolonypalmbeach.com the palm beaches2011 staycations COURTESY PHOTOThe Chesterfield 16 1051 5th Street, Ft. Myers Beach At the Base of the Sky Bridgewww.LighthouseIslandResort.com 800.778.7748 239.463.9392 239-333-4 FUN250 Old San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach Serving the Coldest Draft Beer in Florida at 28F Stop in for Happy Hour Amazing PIZZA! Live Entertainment Night lyHappy Hour & Drink Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t Poolside at Lighthouse ResortOpen for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Start Your Week With Savings!Online Special: Check in Monday or Tuesday, Stay 3 Nights or more and Save!* New Specials Posted all the Time...Visit our Website Serving fun and festivities in the heart of Fort Myers Beach 10 Room Styles many with Kitchens Tropical Poolside Tiki Bar Second Pool with Waterfall Wireless Internet Access On-Site Laundry Facilities Picnic Areas with BBQ Grills Beach & Pier Across Street Enjoy our Two Pools & Tiki Bar Located in the Heart of Times Square!

PAGE 86

17 you to stay. Through Sept. 30, the hotel is offering a one-night stay in a studio and a three-course dinner for two at Caf Boulud starting at $259 per night, Sundays through Thursdays. Dont forget to ask about the Florida resident discount: up to $25 off the daily rate and complimentary valet and nightly parking for a studio or suite with a courtyard view. First-class accommodations. Fine dining. Great shopping. Maybe Palm Beach is the center of the universe after all. Scott SimmonsCOURTESY PHOTOThe Breakers>> The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club; 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; (561) 655-7740 or www.braziliancourt.com >> The Chester eld; Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach.; (561) 659-5800 or www.chester eldpb.com 800-715-8517 marcoresort.com Naples/Marco Island, FLWith a perfect Southwest Florida location, pristine white-sand beach, beautiful suites, a variety of dining options and nearby shopping and golf, Marco Beach Ocean Resort could easily become your favorite vacation getaway. Oceanfront Getaways All Suites on the GulfS Rb Stn $139Oer available week days during June & July. Promo code weeklysummer. Call with code wk11 and receive a 10% discount on your stay.

PAGE 87

Experience Marco Island! Online At: TheBoatHouseMotel.com 1180 Edington Place 800-528-6345 On-the-water rooms, condos & home rentals.Walk to Olde Marco attractions.Relax & enjoy sunsets on the pooldeck.Easy access to the Gulf beaches. Watch the manatee & dolphins play on the Marco River! Florida Weekly SpecialSave an Extra 10% Weekdays!Low summers rates on weekends.Promo Code: FLWeekly Marco Island, FL Come By Boat Come Play in the Everglades! G G l l l a d d d es H H aven Cozy Cabins TeEver g ladesFlorida.com JACKS RESTAURANT201 WEST MARION AVE PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950941-637-8800 JacksRESTAURANTMON-THURS & SUN 11:00 AM 9:30 PM FRI & SAT 11:00 AM 10:00 PMJacks and One Eleven catering and private party space availableBEST OF BOTH WORLDS >> Jacks Restaurant An outdoor patio and upscale caf by day, a Punta Gorda hot spot by night and often both simultaneously Jacks Restaurants offers the best of all possible worlds. That includes a wide variety of American-style cuisine at unbeatable prices. Dine from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and you can get a three-course meal for just $10.95. (And there are steaks on the menu.) Friday Caribbean nights feature live music from 6 to 10 p.m. Located at the corner of Marion and Taylor Streets, its also the easiest and best place to see and be seen. Details: 201 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; 637-8800. FROM FLORIDA WEEKLY BEST ISSUE 5-2-11 Mondays Gulf Coast Fish Fry Tuesday Two for Tuesday WednesdayBBQ Grilled to order on the Patio. ThursdayBrown Sugar + Ladies Night with a $5 Grill from 11pm to close FridayCaribbean Night with One Love Duo and Caribbean Fare SaturdaySeafood Festival SundayBrunch & Build your own Bloody Mary Bar See Ya There! Jacks is now extending Early Dining until 8pm all summer JacksRESTAURANT One Eleven &

PAGE 88

Make a day of it in downtown: Eat, Play & Shop Local Make a day of it in downtown: Eat, Play & Shop Local Call 877.907.6553 or Visit playpgaresort.com for Reservations.Unlimited Daily Golf | Daily Breakfast FREE Replay Rounds | And MORE SUMMER ESCAPE & PLAY PER PERSON | PER NIGHT $89* FROM ONLYPGA NATIONAL | RESORT & SPA Palm Beach Gardens | FL 33418*Offer valid May 20 Sept. 30, 2011. Price is per person per night based on double occupancy. 2 night minimum stay. A $30 cart fee per person applies for the rst round of each day. A surcharge applies to play The Champion. Tax and resort fees are not included. Restrictions apply. See website for details.A Championship Experience

PAGE 89

Enjoy an evening in a new part of town shopping, dining, and relaxing at the Homewood Suites Fort Myers Airport/FGCU. with beer and wine served Mon-Thursday from 5-7pm. Starting at $119 Per Night when staying with mom and dad Starting at $119 Per Night and entertainment. Also just minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University, Starting at $119 Forget about the stress of traveling out of state and enjoy your fun family time. Starting at $119 Cars and Kids Eat Free Couples Getaway Shopping Escape Quick Fling Starting at $189 Per NightForgetaboutit! 239-275-6000 239-210-7200 239-210-7300 239-482-2900 239-430-4900