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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS OF THE WEEK A21 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C19-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 35 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. VICTIMS OF BERNARD MADOFF AND R. ALLEN STANFORD men who separately masterminded schemes that authorities say swindled investors out of more than $70 billion face daunting challenges in attempting to recoup their losses. But a federal court ruling related to a much smaller and totally unrelated Ponzi scheme that originated in Naples in the 1990s might play a pivotal role in how much restitution victims of these frauds receive. The federal Securities Investor Protection Corp., which is charged with safeguarding investment accounts much the same way the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. protects depositors if a bank fails, has balked at SEE PONZI, A8 BY BILL Hurricane Guide 2011Everything you need to know for storm season. Special section In her VoiceLike everyone else, Naples own Casey Weston wonders whats next on TVs The Voice. C1 On your markLocals recall when the countdown began for the race to the moon 50 years ago. B1 Salute to veteransMemorial Day ceremony honors all who have served. C20-21 Sp ecial Why many hurt by Madoff look to a Collier County case to solve a piece of the puzzleNAPLES PONZI u rricane G uid e KNOW IF YOURE COVERED. 9insuranceFOR YOUR ANIMALS. 17 petsWHERE TO GO. 10 sheltersNBC2S FIRST ALERT STORM TEAM. 6& 8 expertsMUST HAVES. 18 toolsWHO TO CALL. 20helpINSIDE BROUGHT TO YOU BY & Author studies German slain for targeting HitlerThe dizzying complexities of World War II were made simpler for Dietrich Bonhoeffer by a single maxim: following the will of God. The hard part was figuring out what the almightys will was and that required a lot of prayer, according to Eric Metaxas cinematic biography, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. The book explores the life of the German pastor and intellectual, who was hung at age 39 for trying to help assassinate Adolf Hitler. Mr. Metaxas, who lives with his wife and daughter on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and will visit Southwest Florida next week, became fascinated with Mr. Bonhoeffers story and writings in 1988, when he was 24 years old. It led to his conversion to Christianity. He had graduated from Yale University with plans to write fiction not unlike some of the authors he admired, such as John Cheever, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Thomas Pynchon. I was living with my parents and trying to figure out what I was doing with the rest of my life, Mr. Metaxas said. I had a menial job as a proofreader in Bainbridge, Conn., which was my hometown, and writing on the side. I was totally confused. A friend ended up giving him a copy of one of Mr. Bonhoeffers books. Now 47, Mr. Metaxas returned to his fascination with Mr. Bonhoeffer, writing this New York Times BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE BIOGRAPHY, A22 METAXAS


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Here in the lower reaches of Florida, we have another word for it: hell. The heat is back, for sure, and per usual with a vengeance. For the next six or seven months, we face the certain prospect of a searing tropical sun, pore-opening humidity and a constant barrage of temperatures that regularly exceed 90 degrees. Automobiles that sit during the day in driveways or parking lots become the equivalent of motorized convection ovens. The air conditioning of my trusty 1994 Honda Civic (a nifty, though aged, driving machine in most respects) is no match for summer here, no matter how much Freon circulates through its valiant cooling system. For those of us who are genetically engineered to sweat like Alabama mules, the summers here are especially draining. It is rare day indeed that I arrive for any engagement or appointment without an impressive display of perspiration splotches. This used to be a cause for concern and embarrassment, but I finally concluded there is nothing abnormal about sweating in undue heat. Still, it is frustrating to see finely starched shirts shriveled in a matter of moments, and if I dare to wear light-colored trousers, the backs of my legs look as if someone has taken a squirt gun to them. Of course, there are those late-afternoon thunderstorms that reduce the temperature a bit. But these cloudbursts are really more effective at steaming the pavement and upping the humidity than they are at producing any real relief from the heat. Even moderate activities undertaken outdoors become low-grade equivalents of the Bataan Death March. I know, I know, theres always the beach. But I just dont understand the allure of a Florida beach in summer. As I see it, there are only a couple of things you can do at the beach this time of year: One, you can bake mercilessly on the sand, or two, you can dash into the water for a dip. The latter sounds promising, but theres nothing refreshing, from my perspective, about floundering in surf whose temperature roughly approximates that of my body. I love to run, and each new Florida summer tests my commitment. The few years I lived in Northern California spoiled me. Low humidity, cool temperatures year round and a benign sun proved ideal for anything that involved the outdoors. Slogging through the molasses-like air here requires an entirely different mindset. Often I employ a heart-rate monitor when I run. When temperatures are cool, it takes some doing to nudge my heart into an appropriate training zone. Summer is a different story. Even a gentle jog causes a spike in heart rate. Your heart works harder to circulate blood and cool your body as the temperature rises. You can adjust for this phenomenon somewhat, but the bottom line is that you can run neither as fast nor as far when its so hot. What might be a sprightly and refreshing five-mile sprint in January becomes a test of will in the dog days of August. On those occasions whenI accomplish long runs in the heat (anything over six miles is long to me in summer), even my shoes are completely drenched. A neighbor who saw me after one of these infrequent long jaunts last July asked, in complete seriousness, if I had turned a hose upon myself. Chamber of commerce types point out that the six or seven months of misery we are now embarking upon are the price we pay for what they would describe as our idyllic winters. Well, let me first say that I believe winter down here is vastly overrated. We dont melt, but it is still warm, and after a prolonged stretch of abysmal heat, Id like something more refreshing than that. Air-conditioned Thanksgivings do little to excite me.These annoying boosters will also point out that no one in this part of Florida ever threw his back out shoveling snow. Touch. My son lives outside of Boston, and they got something like 700 feet of snow last winter, and he shoveled and salted like crazy. Ive been on visits there when running and walking were perilous because of ice and snow. Not fun, although a snowy New England Christmas really is special.Every locale has its plus and minuses. What galls me is this stubborn refusal on the part of many Floridians to acknowledge that summer down here is every bit as discomforting as winter is up north. OK, we dont shovel snow. But we do shovel the bull hockey put out by those who refuse to acknowledge the dreadful reality of summer in these latitudes. We are on the cusp of several miserable months. It will not be fun. It will not be pleasant. It will sap your strength, and your monthly electric bill will resemble the GDP of a third world nation. If you have time and money, flee northward, preferably to the mountains. If you dont, sit and suffer. In your heart you know I speak the truth. I hesitate to employ a clich, but in this case it is entirely appropriate: It is what it is. Florida in the summertime. Damn. It might be hot, but at least its miserable billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald David MichaelCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick BearCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION Vermont is a land of proud firsts. This small, New England state was the first to join the 13 Colonies. Its constitution was the first to ban slavery. It was the first to establish the right to free education for all public education. This week, Vermont will boast another first: the first state in the nation to offer single-payer health care, which eliminates the costly insurance companies that many believe are the root cause of our spiraling health-care costs. In a single-payer system, both private and public health-care providers are allowed to operate, as they always have. But instead of the patient or the patients private health-insurance company paying the bill, the state does. Its basically Medicare for all just lower the age of eligibility to the day youre born. The state, buying these health-care services for the entire population, can negotiate favorable rates, and can eliminate the massive overhead that the for-profit insurers impose. Vermont hired Harvard economist William Hsiao to come up with three alternatives to the current system. The single-payer system, Mr. Hsiao wrote, will produce savings of 24.3 percent of total health expenditure between 2015 and 2024. An analysis by Don McCanne, M.D., of Physicians for a National Health Program pointed out that these plans would cover everyone without any increase in spending since the single payer efficiencies would be enough to pay for those currently uninsured or under-insured. So this is the really good news single payer works. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin explained to me why he signed the bill into law: Heres our challenge. Our premiums go up 10, 15, 20 percent a year. This is true in the rest of the country as well. They are killing small business. Theyre killing middle-class Americans, who have been kicked in the teeth over the last several years. What our plan will do is create a single pool, get the insurance-company profits, the pharmaceutical-company profits, the other folks that are mining the system to make a lot of money on the backs of our illnesses, and ensure that were using those dollars to make Vermonters healthy. Speaking of healthy firsts, Vermont may become the first state to shutter a nuclear power plant. The Vermont legislature is the first to empower itself with the right to determine its nuclear future, to put environmental policy in the hands of the people. Another Vermont first was the legalization of same-sex civil unions. Then the state trumped itself and became the first legislature in the nation to legalize gay marriage. After being passed by the Vermont House and Senate, former Gov. Jim Douglas vetoed the bill. The next day, April 7, 2009, the House and the Senate overrode the governors veto, making the Vermont Freedom to Marry Act the law of the land. Vermont has become an incubator for innovative public policy. Canadas single-payer health-care system started as an experiment in one province, Saskatchewan. It was pushed through in the early 1960s by Saskatchewans premier, Tommy Douglas, considered by many to be the greatest Canadian. It was so successful, it was rapidly adopted by all of Canada. (Douglas is the grandfather of actor Kiefer Sutherland.) Perhaps Vermonts health-care law will start a similar, national transformation. The anthropologist Margaret Mead famously said: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Just replace group with state, and youve got Vermont. 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 bestseller.Vermont, the land of healthy firstsAmid all the uplifting clichs at their commencement ceremonies, graduating college students wont hear a line applicable to some of them you got ripped off. Student debt just surpassed the countrys credit-card debt for the first time. It is projected to top $1 trillion this year, according to The New York Times, when it was less than $200 billion in 2000. For the class of 2011, the mean student debt burden is nearly $23,000, up 8 percent from a year ago. Colleges appropriate tuition dollars from Americas students with an ever-accelerating voracity, yet dont deliver any additional educational benefits indeed, they do the opposite. Higher education is one of the sectors of American life that most desperately needs a thorough re-conception. What are students going into hock for? In their book Academically Adrift, Richard Arum and Josiah Roksa sift through data that only Bluto could relish. They cite the work of labor economists Philip Babcock and Mindy Marks showing that in the early 1960s, college students spent 40 hours per week on academic work; now they spend only 27 hours per week. In 1961, 67 percent of students said they studied more than 20 hours per week; now only one in five study that much. Miraculously, grades havent dropped, despite less study. Such are the wonders of grade inflation and students selecting the classes where they can most easily slide by. The two labor economists believe that students have mastered the art of college management, whereby they succeed at controlling college by shaping schedules, taming professors and limiting workload. There are fewer professors to tame. Full-time instructional faculty dropped from 78 percent in 1970 to 52 percent in 2005. The hiring binge on campus has been devoted to what sociologist Gary Rhoades calls managerial professionals specializing in sundry student services. What kind of learning environment is it, after all, without a director of sustainability initiatives? If increasingly students dont study, teachers dont teach and college employees arent primarily concerned with either, it raises the question of what the hell happens on campus. Well, many students have a grand time during a yearslong vacation from real life. They enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, socialize and figure how to come away with the credential of a degree in exchange for minimal effort that is, if they graduate at all. This is not a formula for drinking deeply from the fountain of learning. Reformers are brimming with ideas to renovate an expensive and inefficient system. Economist Richard Vedder suggests dismantling the current architecture of financial aid which helps drive up costs in a never-ending cycle and giving help only to truly needy students who are performing well academically. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., asks why we cant move toward threerather than four-year degrees. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas wants the states universities to devote themselves more to teaching than to obscure research. In their book, Mr. Arum and Ms. Roska make the elementary suggestion that colleges foster a culture of learning. That would seem to go without saying, except in the groves of academe. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Congratulations! Youre in debt amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 restitution to some victims of Mr. Madoff, who was based in New York, and Mr. Stanford, who operated out of Houston, for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons involves the argument that the securities and CDs the two men claimed to have purchased were never actually bought. Thus, the SIPCs reasoning goes, victims who fall into this category were not actually customers of the bogus endeavors and therefore are not entitled to protection under the Securities Investor Protection Act, which specifies that only those deemed to be customers by SIPC can claim restitution. The SIPCs interpretation of what it takes to qualify as a customer seems to fly in the face of a ruling handed down by The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in August 2000. The appellate court ruled that victims of the Old Naples Securities Ponzi scheme were customers of that fraudulent endeavor and as such were entitled to restitution under SIPA. The courts notion of what it takes to be considered a customer also extends to the Madoff and Stanford cases, advocates of the victims of those scams insist.United they standThe Stanford Victims Coalition referenced the Old Naples Securities ruling in a letter last March to the chairman of the SIPC. Many of those who lost funds in the Madoff and Stanford swindles have joined forces in their fight for restitution in the belief that they stand a better chance of success if they present a united front. They also are lobbying Congress to intervene with legislation on their behalf, and there certainly could be more court cases. Im very disturbed as a U.S. citizen, an investor, and a victim of a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme carried out by a SIPC member, that SIPC can purport to protect investors, yet actively lobby against providing such protection, wrote Angela Wright, director and founder of the Stanford Victims Coalition. The SIPC has remained firm, however, in its opposition. Speaking only for myself, I cannot see where it would be good policy to change the law to pay fictional, contrived investment profits in a Ponzi scheme, Stephen Harbeck, president of the SIPC, said last year. Mr. Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to perpetrating a $65 billion investment fraud. Mr. Stanford, whose alleged Ponzi scheme is said to have bilked more than 30,000 investors out of more than $7 billion, is scheduled to go on trial in Texas in September. How pivotal the Eleventh Circuit ruling will be in those two cases remains to be seen, but it clearly stated that clients of an insolvent brokerage qualify as customers under SIPA. And, as customers, the victims of the Old Naples scam were entitled to the protection of SIPA.Where the money isIf nothing else, though, the invoking of the Old Naples case brings to mind that the city is no stranger to financial scams a fact that could be partially attributable to the wealth of many of its residents. Its like the time someone asked the bank robber W illie Sutton why he robbed banks, and he said it was because thats where the money was, says Don Dunn, a former writer and editor at Businessweek who now lives in Naples and is an expert on highstakes financial shenanigans. If youre going to cook up some sort of illegal financial deal, its not a bad idea to be where there is money, although that is not absolutely necessary. While the Old Naples case might prove to be precedent-setting, it was much smaller ($3.5 million in defrauded funds) and less grand in design than the scheme wrought by David Mobley, who swindled investors across the United States out of $120 million more than a decade ago. The mastermind behind Old Naples Securities was James Zimmerman, who had previously worked at a legitimate brokerage house in Ohio. Old Naples also maintained an office in Penn sylvania, where many of its victims/investors lived.A classic swindleOld Naples was a classic Ponzi scheme and stunningly simple in its execution: Between July 1992 and August 1996, Mr. Zimmerman and Old Naples received about $3.5 million from investors by misrepresenting to prospective investors and investors that the funds received for investments had been or were to be used to purchase securities, according to a document filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rather than purchasing the promised financial instruments, Mr. Zimmerman used investors funds to pay previous investors and line his own pockets. All the while, he was sending out false statements to investors, showing large profits, the SEC said. Eventually, Mr. Zimmermans deceit collapsed under its own weight. One constant in a Ponzi scheme is that it cannot be maintained indefinitely, notes Frederick Lehrer, who was an SEC attorney who worked on the Zimmerman case and is now in private practice in Boca Raton. Mr. Lehrer says Mr. Zimmerman settled his score with the SEC by entering into a standard agreement that includes a lifetime exclusion from the financial services industry. In doing so, though, Mr. Zimmerman neither confirmed nor denied the accusations levied by the SEC, Mr. Lehrer adds. According to court documents, Mr. Zimmerman did eventually plead guilty in 1998 to three counts involving fraud in federal court in Fort Myers. He received three sentences (to run concurrently) that each carried 33-month prison terms. He also received 36 months of supervised release and was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution. After his release from prison, Mr. Zimmerman encountered problems related to his supervised release and was returned to custody, court documents show. Mr. Zimmerman, now 55, was released for the final time from federal prison on Nov. 22, 2005, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website. He is believed to be living in Hawaii.Monumental fraudAs bad as the Old Naples case was, Mr. Mobleys Maricopa Investment hedge fund swindle was exponentially worse. His house of cards began to collapse early in 2000, when Barrons published an exhaustive account that questioned the financiers claims of huge profits. By this time, the SEC already was hot on Mr. Mobleys trail. An SEC document dated Feb. 22, 2000, described Mr. Mobleys operation as a massive, seven-year fraud. The SEC complaint charged that Mr. Mobley claimed his funds averaged a return of 51 percent annually. Mr. Mobley sent his investors monthly account statements that, according to the SEC, grossly overstated their account balance and rate of return. Moreover, Mr. Mobley failed to inform his investors that much of the money was going into personal business ventures nearly all of which failed. In 1999, Mr. Mobley claimed to be managing $450 million in investments. The SEC determined that the true figure under his control by then had fallen to $33 million and those remaining funds were going fast. In addition to financing failed business ventures, Mr. Mobley used the investor income to support a lavish lifestyle.Another Naples connectionAn SEC complaint showed that Mr. Mobley paid himself an annual salary of $1 million and in late January 2000 (when he knew he was under investigation), helped himself to a $2 million bonus. In 1994, he purchased an $860,000 home in Naples, and two years later bought a $1 million lot, also in Naples, the SEC discovered. In 1996 and 1998, he bought homes for his sister and her daughter. In May 1999, Mr. Mobley shelled out $1.7 million for a vacation home in Colorado and threw in another $300,000 to remodel and furnish it. At about the same time, the SEC discovered, Mr. Mobley gifted his wife with a $40,000 diamond ring. And, for good measure, at some point along the way, he acquired a Porsche for $98,000. As was the case with Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Mobley settled with the SEC and is barred permanently from the financial services industry. So egregious were the charges and allegations against Mr. Mobley, that it was speculated he might spend the rest of his life in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2001 in federal court in Fort Myers to three counts of money laundering, three counts of wire fraud and one count each of mail fraud and tax evasion. But as sensational as the charges and guilty pleas were, the case of David Mobley continued to take twists and turns long after he admitted his guilt. Three months after pleading, Mr. Mobley was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison. He also was ordered to pay $76 million in restitution, although it was never made clear exactly how the disgraced financier could come up with such a sum. But Mr. Mobley, despite his guilty pleas, still had a card to play. He agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the Stadium Naples case, which involved widespread allegations of bribes and payoffs to public officials in Collier County from developers who sought favorable rulings for their PONZIFrom page A1COURTESY PHOTODon Dunn specializes in writing about financial scams and penned what is considered to be the definitive biography of Charles P onzi. Mr. Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to perpetrating a $65 billion investment fraud. Mr. Stanford, whose alleged Ponzi scheme is said to have bilked more than 30,000 investors out of more than $7 billion, is scheduled to go on trial in Texas in September.


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Its a new choice in retirement living thats given me a new way to look at things. And the opportunity to enjoy them all. Sure has opened my eyes. One thing is for certain. Ill never arrive home empty handed again. D NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 NEWS A9 projects. Mr. Mobley, who was deeply involved in this affair, was allowed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and money laundering in the Stadium Naples case. He received a 15-year sentence that was to be served concurrently with his Maricopa sentence. In 2004, he was back in court asking that his original 17-year sentence be reduced as a reward for his role in the Stadium Naples affair. There was public outcry against this, with some wondering how much help Mr. Mobley actually had given, considering that nine defendants in the case pleaded guilty to reduced charges and another saw his charges dismissed. None of the cases went to a jury. Bilked investors wrote to the judge, urging him to keep Mr. Mobleys original sentence intact. Still, Mr. Mobleys court-appointed attorney, Daniel Castillo of Tampa, argued that the sentence should be halved. In the end, U.S. District Court Judge John Steele, who originally imposed the 17-year sentence, took 3 years off of Mr. Mobleys incarceration. A lot of people are out for his blood and want to see him under the jail, Mr. Castillo told the Naples Daily News at the time. Thats not what this country is founded on. Justice is a scales of a balance of other good works. Thats why justice is blind. Mr. Castillo also said that he believed Mr. Mobley deserved more of a sentence reduction than he received. I am disappointed, and I am sure he will be disappointed, he said. According to the Bureau of Prisons, Mr. Mobley currently is being held at a facility in Miami, and his actual or projected date of release is listed as Aug. 15. Whether this release date is a mere projection or an actuality is unclear. The supervisor of the Miami facility holding Mr. Mobley did not respond to an interview request to discuss the matter. Mr. Castillo, the lawyer who helped broker the reduced sentence, also was unresponsive to a message left at his office.Schemes aplenty Don Dunn, the writer who specializes in financial scams, says the frightening aspect is that you never learn about a swindle or Ponzi scheme until it implodes, and by then considerable financial damage has occurred. Mr. Dunn, who has written what is considered to be the definitive biography of Charles Ponzi himself, says a source within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has told him that at any given time about 150 different schemes are being investigated in the Sunshine State. Those are just the ones we know about, Mr. Dunn says. Who knows how many are really ongoing? Mr. Dunn often speaks on the subject of avoiding a Ponzi scheme or a swindle, and he says if he were forced to boil his message down to its most basic element, it would be this: Do not trust your friends. Thats how these schemes grow, he says. A friend tells a friend, who tells a friend, who tells a friend. Mr. Dunn says it is surprising and dismaying to learn how often investors rely solely on word-of-mouth from acquaintances when it comes to their finances. Naples may be an attractive spot for swindler to set up shop because the citys name carries a certain cachet in other parts of the United States. If you say you are based in Naples, there could be a presumption that you are substantial and that you have access to money, he says. But Naples might not be the easiest place to find marks, he adds. In one respect, (Naples) could be fertile ground because there are rich people, he says. But you have to remember that many of the people in Naples who have money are very knowing and tend to employ reputable financial advisors and lawyers to help with their investments. Also, Mr. Dunn says, a financial swindle doesnt need people with a lot of money to be successful. Charles Ponzi built his fortune on poor, working people, he adds. Mr. Dunns interest in con operators dates to his longstanding fascination with magic. I began doing magic tricks when I was 12, and I have continued, he says. There is a similarity between magicians and con men. Both are interested in fooling people. Despite the widespread publicity that surrounded the Madoff swindle, Mr. Dunn says scams, swindles and Ponzi schemes will be with us forever. Originally published in 1975, his Ponzi biography was reissued not long after the Madoff scandal erupted to seize upon the publics sudden fascination with the subject. 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PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 Texas Roadhouse Inc. President and CEO G.J. Hart knows what its like to struggle. He immigrated to the United States from Holland with his family when he was 5 years old and decided long ago that if he was ever fortunate enough to be successful, he would give back. Mr. Hart has certainly kept his promise through the philanthropic endeavors of his company. His corporate philosophy calls for employees to help each other and help the community by having each restaurant become an integral part of its community. Every year, Texas Roadhouse, a fullservice restaurant chain, holds a fourday managing partner conference at a different vacation destination. Three days are spent enjoying the sights and sounds of the location, and for the past seven years, one day has been set aside as a Humanitarian Day in an effort to give back to the communities they visit. Our goal is making improvements and leaving a community better than when we came, Mr. Hart says. This year, Naples was the destination of choice. The next step was finding a charity to support. Toward that end, Kirsten Sands, regional marketing director for Texas Roadhouse, and a group of her colleagues made a three-day trip to Collier County last October in search of a charitable organization that was the right fit. On the third day, they visited The Immokalee Foundation. It was the 14th and final charity we would meet, Ms. Sands recalls. We were all tired and it was far away, but when we sat down with the executive director, Liz Allbritten, we just knew this was the one. When Ms. Sands asked Ms. Allbritten what Texas Roadhouse could do for The Immokalee Foundation, what happened next surprised her. Liz suggested that instead of just focusing on the foundation, we do something for the entire community. She said that anything we do for Immokalee helps the children of TIF. It was the most unselfish act I had ever seen, Ms. Sands says. Ms. Allbritten introduced the group to some additional nonprofit organizations, including Immokalee Housing and Family Services, Immokalee Friendship House and iTECH. Representatives also met with numerous TIF students to talk about Immokalees needs. We wanted them to see Immokalee through the eyes of the kids, Ms. Allbritten explains. We asked the students to consider what they would want done if we could bring more than 1,000 people to Immokalee who were willing to lend a hand. The students led the group on a tour of the community, pointing out things like homes in need of paint and an athletic center at the high school that was unfit for use; they told the group that there never seems to be enough food in the community. At the end of the day, I realized we still hadnt determined what we would do for TIF, Ms. Sands says. I asked Liz, Now what are we going to do for you? but she kept redirecting us. The depth and scope of this community project never would have happened if not for her generous actions. And so the planning began. As a means of reaching out and involving the community, a Town Hall meeting was held to encourage local businesses and officials to participate. Ms. Sands says because of all the moving parts, it was crucial to have support. By the end of the meeting, nearly three dozen organizations had signed up to help. Finally, after six months of planning, on April 18, more than 1,250 Texas Roadhouse employees and vendors came to Immokalee for the companys Humanitarian Day. And what a day it was. The Immokalee High School athletic facility was renovated. Fruit trees were planted. Improvements were made to the Immokalee Friendship House building. Nearly 10,000 boxes of nonperishable food were prepared and distributed to Immokalee residents. And improvements to The Immokalee Foundations new property began. In addition, a mural depicting three Foundation paved the way to Immokalee for Texas RoadhouseSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY d o d n o o s h g t a e d t e a o l l u t t s d b a n h o m e t o h COURTESY PHOTOVolunteers painted the above mural on the Immokalee Housing and Family Services building. The design is by iTECH student Josie Lopez and teacher Jaime Hernandez. SEE FOUNDATION, A11


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Since the announcement of the programs end, the crowds around the Kennedy Space Center on launch day have given the Hadj a run for its money. Speaking of which, youll need a lot. A pair of passes for the Visitors Center for ST-135 (Atlantis mission designation) are going for around $850 on eBay. Causeway viewing area passes (the best spot available to nongovernment mortals) fetch close to $1,000 each. And those amounts only promise to skyrocket as we get closer to July 14. Not that youll be able to get there very easily. Launch day traffic off of I-95 into the two southernmost Titusville exits gridlocks early. If you wait too late, it backs up miles west on Highway 407 (Challenger Memorial Parkway) leading from Orlandos southern toll loop to the space center. Good thing were on friendly terms. Im going to let you in on a secret I call the Space Shuffle. If youre crowded out on launch day, you know somebody talked. Heres what you do: Keep going north on I-95, passing up the two Titusville exits marked Kennedy Space Center. Take the third exit, Highway 406 east. Continue a couple of miles, cross the railroad tracks and then turn right onto Highway 1 south. Then then left onto Broad Street. Pay the two ladies selling T-shirts $15 to park in the Baldwin Shopping Center lot. (The women work at T-Bone Designs in the center and have been making shuttle shirts and beer cozies since 5.) Walk down the street a block and youll be in Space View Park. Step over the bernerds covered in Area 51 blankets sleeping on the sidewalk and past the granny wearing a mission control jumpsuit. See that big building across the water? Look to the left. The white thing on the tower? Its the shuttle. This is as close as youre going to get. A scan of the crowd reveals lots of folks who will make you feel normal and perfectly well adjusted. Covered with mission patches and electronic listening devices, the space geeks are in their glory. You can sense the urgent tweets and rampant blogging going on all around you. Command centers the size of concert mixing boards sprout here and there, manned by pairs of hard commenting teenagers whose SAT scores are classified. Larval humans wiggle in their sleeping bag cocoons, attached to spindly lawn chairs. A smiling woman hands you a glossy postcard featuring ST-135 on the front and a frantic religious message on the back. Youre seeing Americas future scientific might before you, and its awesome. No matter how crowded Space View Park seems when you arrive (and you better arrive early), it always triples in If it means a chance to see liftoff, the Space Shuffle is worth itEXCURSIONS density half an hour before the launch. Im not sure how that happens without benefit of lubrication, but it pays to find the best spot you can and freeze in place. Interesting fact: A quart-size Ziplock baggie holds 42 percent more volume than the average human bladder. The tension builds as official news feeds crackle all around you during the last 15 minutes before launch. This is the time to plan your exit strategy. If the mission scrubs as they often do the 20,000 people in your immediate vicinity are going to mobilize. Take advantage of the onozone the few seconds between the announcement of a scrub and the crowds acceptance, marked by a rumbling chorus of Oh, no! Three minutes ahead on the road can equal three fewer hours locked in traffic when the mass turns critical. Maybe youll get lucky, but you never want to go to a shuttle launch anticipating anything but a scrub. Enjoy the spectacle, buy a mission patch, pet the scientists. Dont set your heart on seeing a launch unless youre a budding Emo songwriter. Sooner or later, though, they do happen. Maybe after youve exhausted your vacation time and gas budget, probably while youre filling out TPS reports. If you get lucky, remember this: Put down your freaking camera. The three seconds of liftoff are a time to open your pores and be there. Watch the smoke and fire and... wait for it... feel the roar of those Rocketdyne engines rattle your DNA. You can Google much better photos than the one youre going to take featuring the head of the guy in front of you. Youre only going to see this once, so take it in. With binoculars. You did bring binoculars, right? If you cant stand crowds and want a faster exit, there is another place to watch the launch in a bucolic setting with relatively easy access. You wont see the pad, but you get the liftoff and feel the roar. Youll have to e-mail me to hear about that one. I like peanut butter cookies. w.deanPULLEY s n n s n k d r a k a d s d it hlf h bf th lh D t t h t ilh


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PAGE 17 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGSomeone once said that to patients, nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. I believe that nurses are the heart of health care. And nowhere is that more true than at NCH. We recently took time to celebrate our wonderful nurses. CNO Michele Thoman delivered her 2011 State of the Nursing Department address on both campuses and also presented a short inspirational Johnson & Johnson documentary. The film captured the essence of nursing in a series of short vignettes, with real nurses sharing their experiences and talking about making a difference. As one nurse explained, I just love it. I wouldnt do anything else. Ive had some really bad days, but there isnt a single day I went to work that was a wasted day. This is where I need to be.NCH has 1,000-plus nurses; 60-plus LPNs; 450-plus care technicians and behavioral health, emergency and operating room techs and unit Secretaries. Among our nursing leaders, 85 percent have earned masters degrees, and their combined leadership experience equals 216 years. Our current nursing vacancy rate is at an all-time low of 2 percent, down from almost 11 percent in the fall of 2009. We rank well with the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators for educational levels. We fall short only in the relative percentage of nurses with a bachelors degree. To remedy that, our educational benefits program pays tuition for colleagues who have been with us for more than a year. Studying with a full workload, of course, is tough. But so are our nurses, who heroically manage work and family while continuing their education. Thanks largely to our nurses, we have improved quality in many areas, among them: n Zero restraint use in all medical/ surgical units, psych, and rehab, with the national average in the ICUs. n Zero ventilator-associated pneumonias in all 58 ICU beds for 15 months. n Marked improvement in central line infections in ICU, with one unit having no infections for 15 months. n No eye infections in the neonatal ICU for five months. n Operating room first case start times on time, markedly improved and better than the national average. n Pneumonia and flu vaccination, both core nursing measures, are good and trending better. n Patient satisfaction focused on communication, responsiveness, pain control, medication explanation, and discharge instructions all trending better. Finally, the seven councils of Shared Governance have made incredible progress this past year. The Practice Council has removed latex from our environment, changed the type of small needles we use, revamped our transfer at shift change policy and is engaged in continuous improvement. The Information Technology Council continues to enhance the way we document and review medical records. Recognition, Retention and Recruitment has developed a career ladder and introduced the Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses. Quality/Safety has created dashboards for measure success and showing where we should concentrate our efforts. Research/Evidence-Based Practice Council is working with the nursing satisfaction survey, with central line infection prevention and also doing a pilot study for diabetic diets. Professional Alliance is reviewing our road map to Magnet status, and our Educational Council has focused on our web page and on facilitating access to patient educational materials. Thank you all. Nurses care here! A salute to all of our angels in comfortable shoes TO YOUR HEALTH d T L io ro ou allenWEISS On your mark, get setFitness Challenge Triathlon warms up for its 25th runningThe 25th annual running of the Fitness Challenge Triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More than 1,000 athletes have signed up to take part, and registration has been closed since April. The reverse challenge 3.1-mile run, 15k bike ride and .25-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico has seen considerable growth since its inception in 1986. From 50 participants the first year, organizers this year expect more than 775 individual competitors and 50 teams. Participants range in age from 14 to 85. Its turned in to a really great family event, says race director Linda Gregory. We have seven members from one family taking part, and another family with 12 including some inlaws. Last years first-place male finisher, Neapolitan Kurt Roeser with an overall time of 48:41, will go for the gold again, Ms. Gregory adds. And Mitch Norgart, president of Gulf Coast Runners and vice president of Naples Area Triathletes, will be at the starting line as he has been every year since the race began. Although not unique to this competition, the reverse order sprint event opens the field to many more novice competitors due to the shorter event distance and the swim portion being the final stage of challenge. Additionally, the threemember team aspect garners athletes with an interest in a single component competition either the run, bike or swim leg. Due to those combined circumstances, the Fitness Challenge Triathlon has become a launching pad for novice triathletes to experience the competition and work toward the Olympic (.9-mile swim, 40k bike, 10k run), Half Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run) and Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) events. Throngs of spectators lines the running and bike courses and also crowd the beach in front of the hotel to cheer on participants. Parking is recommended at the old Grand Center Station, where a shuttle bus will provide transportation to the hotel ($1 for the round trip). For more information, visit www.fitnesschallengetriathlon. com. STRAIGHT TALK Get blood, get a gift from PatricsDonors visiting any Community Blood Center bloodmobile blood drive or fixed site center in June will receive a gift card to Patrics Restaurant in Naples. Community Blood Center in Naples is at 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza Building, next to the NCH Healthcare System parking garage. Valet parking is offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The center is closed on Thursday. Call 436-5455. In Bonita Springs, Community Blood Center is in Sunshine Plaza at 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday (closed for lunch from 12:15-1 p.m.). The center is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 495-1138. For a list of upcoming bloodmobile locations, visit New classes in June to help blind and visually impairedLighthouse of Colliers Center for Blindness and Vision Loss offers two classes to help those who are blind and visually impaired gain independence. New sessions are beginning soon in:n Daily Living Skills Class meets from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, June 6-Aug. 29. This class is designed for anyone who has been recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, cataracts, tunnel vision or other eye conditions. Participants learn how to socialize, navigate, communicate and feel safe in a sighted world. n Coping with Vision Loss Class meets from 1-3 p.m. every Monday, June 6-Oct. 17. Both classes meet at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. Attendance is limited, and registration is required. Call 430-3934. For more information about Lighthouse of Collier, visit 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 pp year expect more t h an e titors an d 50 teams. n age f rom 14 to 85. reall y gr eat fami ly e ctor Lin d a Gre gn members f r om p art, and anothe r l uding some in st -p lace male fi nu rt Roeser wit h an 1 will g o f or the g ory adds. And s ident of Gu lf v ice p resi d ent athletes, will n e as he has n ce the race i qu e to t h i s v e rs e o r d er r t he f ield t t o o o c om pe e ti ti i i r te r ev en en n n t t i m po rt io o n n n n g e o f c ha llthe t hr ee e ct g arners nt er es t in a c om pe tition t ion, w h ere a s h utt l e b us wi ll p rovi d e t rans p ortation to the hotel ($1 for t he round tri p ). For more information v isit www.fitnesscha ll en g etriat hl on. co m.


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PAGE 19 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 NONPROFIT NEWS The Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is soliciting nominations for its 2011 Innovation in Philanthropy and Outstanding Fundraising Executive awards. The Innovation in Philanthropy award is presented to an organization or group of individuals that have fostered positive change in the Naples philanthropic community through increased productivity, a new service/product/program or a multi-party collaboration. The Outstanding Fundraising Executive award honors an individual who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner and who has at least 10 years of professional fundraising experience, among other criteria. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 1. Anyone can make a nomination. AFP members are also encouraged to nominate a Distinguished Volunteer before Sept. 1. Visit or e-mail afp. for nomination forms or more information.The awards will be presented at the National Philanthropy Day reception Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets for the reception will go on sale in October. The Everglades Chapter of AFP was formed in 1994 and has more than 50 members throughout Collier County. The Collier Community Cat Coalition needs volunteers to provide foster housing and to help with trapping or transport to and from neutering/spaying and collecting food bank donations. Donations of money, food and supplies are also always needed and much appreciated.The coalition is a collaboration of rescue groups and community members working together to fix our community one cat at a time, says spokesperson Susan Mehas. For more information, visit www. The Island Coast AIDS Network has received a $2,500 Quality of Life grant from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation for outstanding community service. The MDRT Foundation, a philanthropic association of insurance professionals, was created in 1959 to provide its members with a means to give back to their communities. Craig Ruthsatz, president of the ICAN board of directors, belongs to the foundation and nominated ICAN for the grant, which will fund the purchase of two new refrigerators, a freezer and an air conditioner for the ICAN food pantry. To extend the grants purchasing power, Earl Smith of Bill Smith Appliances and Electronics deeply discounted the needed equipment. A United Way partner agency, ICAN provides food, transportation and case management to more than 400 AIDSinfected individuals and their families in Southwest Florida and is a leader in the fight to stop the spread of HIV infection by providing a variety of education and prevention programs. Grace Place for Children and Families has received $6,500 from the Pelican Marsh Womens League, proceeds from from the leagues annual charity fashion show. Grace Place is a neighborhood center that teaches literacy, language and life skills to at-risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate city. Founded in 2004, it currently serves more than 500 children and families every week. Following the site purchase in September 2010, Grace Place recently launched The Campaign for Grace Place, a four-year campaign to double the number of those currently being served and to sustain the program into the future. For more information on Grace Place for Children and Families, call Trudy Slean, development manager, at 455-2707 or e-mail Nominations sought for Philanthropy Day awardsCat coalition needs volunteersKey4Women program about courage benefits the Shelter, Leadership CollierGrace Place receives $6,500 from Pelican Marsh leagueCOURTESY PHOTOLeft to right: Trisha Hare, vice president, Key Private Bank in Naples; Claudia DAlessandro, development associate at The Shelter for Abused Women and Children; and Michael Dillon, president, Florida District, KeyBank.


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While the cause of adrenal disease in ferrets is not completely understood, and we cannot prevent it, we can recognize its telltale signs hair loss and itchy skin and treat it with hormones and sometimes surgery when it first occurs, before urinary obstruction develops. So if your ferret starts scratching and showing patchy baldness, its time for a visit to the vet. Dental disease: Can you imagine eating every day and never brushing your teeth? Thats what most pets do, but at least most cat and dog owners take their pets for regular dental cleaning. On the other hand, most ferret owners never do. In fact, most ferret owners are not even aware that their naughty nibblers need dental cleaning. Ferrets, like dogs and cats, should have an annual dental scaling and cleaning, and ferret owners should brush their pets teeth weekly to help keep tartar buildup down. There are tiny toothbrushes that fit on a human finger that are used with poultry-flavored toothpaste especially designed for ferret fangs. Regular tooth care in ferrets reduces gingivitis, tooth root infection and tooth loss that commonly occurs in ferrets as they age. So if you own a ferret and he has never visited a vet, its time for a checkup even if he isnt ill. Remember, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. BY DR. LAURIE HESS_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyFun ferrets need owners who keep them out of trouble Hairball ingestion: Just as young ferrets eat foreign objects, middleto olderage ferrets ingest hair, and can develop intestinal obstructions due to hairballs. These furry friends often groom excessively, consuming large amounts of hair that stick together with mucus in their saliva to form cigar-shaped mats that plug up their narrow intestines, leading to diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy and occasional vomiting. Sometimes a laxative treatment will help these hairballs pass, but more often, complicated intestinal surgery is required to unplug these tiny creatures. With brushing and a couple of oral doses of a petroleum-based cat hairball laxative each week, you can avoid this situation. Urinary-tract obstruction: The most common cause of urinary-tract obstruction in male ferrets is prostate gland enlargeIve never had to bring him to the vet before, because hes never been sick ... At the animal hospital, I hear this same declaration every day from pet owners about their sick pets, regardless of the species they own. And heres the catch22: If these folks had brought in their pets before they were sick, instead of waiting until after they showed signs of illness, their pets might not have become ill in the first place. This is especially true of ferrets, those masked mischief-makers who make wonderful companions but have become so popular as pets that their domestication and inbreeding have made them susceptible to a handful of common often preventable illnesses. Among the top preventable health problems in ferrets are: Foreign object ingestion: Just as human children put everything in their mouths, so do young ferrets. Shoes, parts of the couch, toys you name it; theyll eat it. And then they develop intestinal obstructions, which are marked by diarrhea, bloating and sometimes vomiting. This requires lifesaving intestinal surgery to resolve. So if you ferret-proof your crazy critters environment by removing all small objects from the floor and never leaving him out of his cage unsupervised, you can avoid a costly trip to the emergency room.PET TALES Preventing problemsFerrets are lively pets whose curiosity can get them into problems that are far easier to prevent than to treat. Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail brookeslegacy@ or visit www. >> Kelley is a 1-year-old, spayed Dalmation mix who weighs about 60 pounds. Shes very sweet. She has a slight limp, but it doesnt slow her down.>> Fiona is a friendly 4-month old American bulldog mix who is spayed and ready for her new home.>> Marathon is a 2-yearold, neutered beagle-rat terrier mix who weighs about 20 pounds. He likes kids and knows some basic obedience commands.>> Cougar is a sweet 3-monthold, neutered domestic shorthair who loves to be held and is looking for someone to do it for the rest of his life.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011A grand openingInteriors by Design West sets up shop in Mercato, and more business events. B8-9 A WCR to-doWomens Council of RealtorsNaples on the Gulf holds fundraiser in Estuary at Grey Oaks. B16 INSIDEAhhhh, AquaCheck out the newest model in luxury high rise overlooking Wiggins Pass. B11 IT WAS A BOLD MOVE ON THAT LATE SPRING day half a century ago, when President John F. Kennedy, only four days shy of his 44th birthday, looked to the skies to define our future. Embarrassed by a communist regime that put a man in orbit before the U.S. could even manage a sub-orbital space shot with Commander Alan Shepard Jr. perched atop a Redstone rocket, the president redefined the playing field. He did it 50 years ago, on Thursday, May 25, 1961. I was at home in my mothers house, watching television, recalls Joel Kessler, the vibrant executive director of The Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, who grew up in New York City. I remember watching the speech and Reflections on ambition and perseverance 50 years later A g rand open i n g Interiors by Design West sets u p s h o p i n M ercato, an d more business events. B8 9 AhhhhA moon Race to theBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SEE MOON, B7 At 10:56 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon.NASA AND THE JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY & MUSEUM / COURTESY PHOTOSI believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. John F. Kennedy (before a joint session of Congress, May 25, 1961) Author offers tips for success with social media More than 600 million people in the world are on Facebook, including more than 150 million Americans, or one in two adults. Twitter just topped 300 million accounts. Small business owners in droves are trying to capitalize on the trends, but few are reaping the benefits. For most local business owners, the temptation is to use social networks to promote their businesses and to broadcast their messages. But if you take off your marketing cap, and put on your customer cap, youll realize that consumers are already pummeled by marketing and advertising messages all day long. The secret to social media for small business owners is being human being the sort of person at a cocktail party who listens attentively, tells great stories, shows interest in others and is authentic and honest. The secret is to simply be likeable. Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media and the author of Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and be Generally Amazing on Facebook (and Other Social Networks), offers five specific tips for small business owners: 1. Listen before you talk. Before your first tweet, search Twitter for people talking about your business, and for people talking about your competitors. Search using words that your prospective customers would say, too. For example, if youre an accountant, use Twitter to search for people tweeting the words need an accountant in your town. Youll be surprised how many people are already looking for you. 2. Dont tell your customers to like you and follow you, tell them why and how. Everywhere you turn, you see Like us on Facebook and Follow us SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE SOCIAL, B4

PAGE 25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGPrenups pivotal role in navigating love and moneyMany a marriage will take place this month. There are several critical elements to the success of any marriage. One of them is like-mindedness about money, given that money is cited as a top reason for divorce, ranking higher than sexual incompatibility and infidelity. Conversely, a large degree of your long-term financial success will depend upon your ability to keep your marriage intact and not have 50 percent of assets go out the door, incur alimony or pay child support. It seems rather silly for investors to lament a few percentage point shortages in returns and yet not worry about a possible 50 percent loss. Unfortunately, the conversation about money that couples have prior to marriage is often very limited. It would seem that before walking down the aisle, every couple would want to get clear and comfortable about this element. Young couples often dont have much money, whether high school grad, college grad or young professional. Pretty much all are in the same boat: just trying to get/keep a job to pay the bills. So the discomfort stems, not from the awkwardness of talking about it, but from the discomfort of the lack of money to talk about. Eventually, there occurs a discussion about lifes goals and moneys use. Some couples develop healthy attitudes during formative years and can communicate their thoughts. Others find themselves lost in financial seas. Others are polarized in perspectives. Some find that the little differences about money seen early in the marriage have evolved into core problems, etc. Whatever the situation, the divorce statistics say that differences will emerge and they will destroy marriages. So getting on the same financial page early on has mega benefits. While money is an extremely important issue in all marriages, it is a critical issue in remarriages of those who are older. How so? Well, if you dont have anything, there is really nothing about which to disagree. However, for many over 50 years old, there is abundance. This is particularly true in Southwest Florida. Sometimes both sides of the aisle have abundance; more often Southwest Florida men have greater amounts. Money is often not addressed before an engagement. The topic is sidelined until the marriage is just around the bend. And out comes the prenuptial agreement. Somebody usually wants it. The traditional use of the prenuptial was to protect the wealthier person from post-marital claims of the lesswealthy person. But looked at from another perspective, the protection can be there for the less-wealthy person too. The latter can get legal counsel and make sure that, should dissolution occur in the future, there is an exit strategy that just doesnt kick him or her out the door penniless. For couples that are somewhat equally balanced in wealth, the concept of the prenuptial extends beyond protection. It is more about how they will handle their wealth, albeit not excessive wealth. This couple needs to address the type of lifestyle they will have; who will pay for what; what assets and income will be held jointly (such as a home); how gifts to the children will be treated; how to maintain the surviving spouses lifestyle; and the estate plan (i.e. how the first to dies money will go to children, to the surviving spouse, to charity or some combination). To not address these issues prior to marriage is a recipe for later marital discord. To address them within a contract is helpful because there is no confusion about what was said or inferred. When the agreement morphs into a negotiation and haggling, well youre getting what you would only later get in the marriage. Its easier to hash these things out at this point in the relationship. An agreement does not mean that you do not trust the other person; it can well be a roadmap for the couple, the children, the charities and wise tax planning. In some spiritual and religious groups, the prenuptial agreement was anathema. Undoubtedly it is being used more often, not to disavow their faith but as a practical estate and charitable planning tool. Now these are merely ideas based on generalizations about marriages. And there are as many solutions to these dilemmas as there are flavors of ice cream. One thing is true: The sooner couples can talk about the elephant in the room, the better off they will be in the long run. An early discussion obviates other problems. Theres no sense dating someone for one or two years only to hear that marriage is not on the table when for one party, a quasi-commitment is (and has always been) the goal. Such non-disclosure is selfish and destructive behavior and it happens all the time under the guise of My kids dont want me to marry, I cant get an annulment; I cant be married outside my church, etc. These are all things that a responsible adult should know and disclose upfront. Want statistics and more insights? The University of Virginia has undertaken The National Marriage Project and its studies are available online at Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA Florida Weekly brings you the first local newspaper available on the iPadTM. THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comDownload it FREE today!iPad is a registered trademark FIRST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA


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If a pizza place posts on Facebook, Come on by, 2 pizzas for just $12, nobody will comment, and nobody will show up. If that pizza place posts, Whats your favorite topping? people will comment online and then be more likely to show up. 4. Share pictures and videos. People love photos. The biggest reason Facebook has gone from 0 to 600 million users in six years is photos. Photos and videos tell stories about you in ways that text alone cannot. You dont need a production budget, either. Use your smartphone to take pictures and short videos of customers, staff and cool things at your business, and then upload them directly to Facebook and Twitter. A picture really is worth a thousand words. 5. Spend at least 30 minutes a day on social media. If you bought a newspaper ad or radio ad, you wouldnt spend five minutes on it or relegate it to interns. Plus, theres a lot to learn, and every week, new tools and opportunities across social networks emerge. Spend real time each day reading and learning, listening and responding, and truly joining the conversation. The more time you put in to social media, the more benefits your business will receive. Above all else, keep that customer cap on, and follow the golden rule: Would you yourself click the Like button, the Follow button, or Retweet b utton if you saw your business on Facebook and Twitter? Would you want to be friends with your business at a cocktail party? How likeable is your business? SOCIALFrom page B1Marco resort makes Expedia Insiders cutThe Marco Beach Ocean Resort has made the 2011 Expedia Insiders Select list of hotels around the world that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The full list represents only 500 of Expedias top-ranked hotels selected from the more than 130,000 properties offered by the online travel company. Delivering our guests superior service is a top priority, says Jeff Bullock, hotel manager at the resort. The annual Expedia Insiders Select list is compiled based on more than 500,000 guest reviews collected every year, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 500 Expedia employees around the world. The resulting easy-to-browse list provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The 98-resort Marco Beach Ocean Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond Award winner, is offering a summer weekday special to Florida Weekly readers starting at $139 (promo code: flweeklysummer) in June and July. Call (800) 715-8517 or visit Naples restaurants noted for outdoor diningJust in time for the summer travel season, OpenTable Inc. has announced the 50 winners of its Diners Choice Award for Best Outdoor Dining. Six establishments on the list are in Naples, more than any other city in the United States. The Naples winners are: Baleen, Campiello, Handsome Harrys, MireMare, Tommy Bahamas and The Turtle Club. Ten other Florida restaurants made the Top 50 list; 18 are in California, followed by eight in Hawaii, three in Arizona, two in New York and one each in Colorado, Nevada and Texas. OpenTable is an online restaurant reservations and guest management service. Its Diners Choice Awards are based on more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Clearly, the cornerstone of great outdoor dining is a great location, but, really, theres much more to it than that, says Caroline Potter, chief dining office for OpenTable. The winning restaurants on this list have put great effort into creating an ambiance that maximizes their surroundings while also crafting a menu that will wow foodies. Theyve shown diners that they dont have to choose between one or the other. They can have it all al fresco dining and amazing eats. For more information and to see the complete list of Best Outdoor Dining establishments, visit www.opentable. com/outdoor. BUSINESS BRIEFS www.FloridaWeekl y .co m NAPLE S FL O RIDA WEEKL Y t o l earn, an d ever y wee k pp ortunities across social Spend real time each l earni ng l istenin g an d tru l y joinin g t h e co o o o nnnn n n n n n o re time y y y y y ou ou ou ou u ou u u m ed ia a a a a a , , , , f it s s s s ll l l l , o l r u l e: s el f click n the Follow e t button if y ou u u u s s on Face b oo k k k k uld y ou want to b e business at a cockta il b le is your business? Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 68 in May, ending three consecutive months of decline, according to a new University of Florida survey. While the overall consumer confidence index has declined steadily over the last several months and remained flat this month, there has been some uncharacteristic volatility in the individual components, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Of particular interest are the changes in perceptions of personal finances. This month, there was a decline in perceptions of personal finances now compared to a year ago, while expectations of personal finances increased from a record low in the release last month, Dr. McCarty adds. We attribute most of these changes to fallout from the Florida budget. Three of the five index components increased or remained the same. Perceptions of respondents personal financial situation expected a year from now experienced the largest increase, rising three points to 76. Perceptions of U.S. economic conditions over the next year (66) and perceptions of U.S. economic conditions over the next five years (72) remained the same. Confidence in purchasing big-ticket items such as cars and appliances fell one point to 74, and perceptions of personal financial situation now compared with a year ago fell four points to 52. Although April brought some positive signs of recovery, Dr. McCarty says the economic environment is still mixed. Unemployment dropped to 10.8 percent the lowest in Florida since 2009 but the rate is still one of the highest in the country. Median housing prices rose to $132,700, but Dr. McCarty says prices could decline as a backlog of foreclosures moves through the courts. Florida is once again at a crossroads, he says. It is critical that the job situation in Florida continues to improve. Although there have been gains associated with a recovery in tourism, there are several thousand layoffs looming in the public sector and associated industries. These will likely show up in the unemployment rate for July or August and keep consumer confidence at relatively low levels in the upper 60s. The research center, a part of the Warrington College of Business Administration, conducts the Florida Consumer Attitude Survey monthly. Respondents are 18 or older and live in households telephoned randomly. The preliminary index for May was collected from 403 responses. The index is benchmarked to 1966, so a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a two; the highest possible is 150. University of FloridaSurvey says consumer confidence stays level for first time in monthsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 BUSINESS B7 feeling this incredible sense of pride especially because the Russians had just sent Yuri Gagarin up there. We were so far ahead of them in so much, and yet they did this before us. Addressing a joint session of Congress, the president announced that the United States would seek to reach the moon by the end of the decade (even though historians point to Mr. Kennedys private doubts). That American moment remains a paradox: fragrant with hope, but fraught with deep anxiety about the Soviets, who not only preceded us into space, but tested the largest hydrogen bomb ever created in the same year. In Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, the technological mindset of most citizens remained earthbound. A significant number of the regions roughly 75,000 residents may have figured that air conditioning in a private home and mosquito control on a summer night represented the apex of a technologically advanced civilization. After all, those extraordinary luxuries had become available only within the previous 12 to 24 months, in Southwest Florida. Meanwhile, and in spite of a misstep known as the Bay of Pigs, life was good for many people. The prophetic and driven businessman Ray Kroc had already established more than 200 McDonalds franchises in the country, where patrons could get French fries for a dime, a hamburger for 15 cents, or a milkshake for 20 cents. Rudolph Nureyev, the great Russian ballet master, defected to the West. Black Freedom Riders climbed on buses and rode through the South, demanding civil rights. President Kennedy created the Peace Corps, Roger Maris would break Babe Ruths single-season home run record in the fall by hitting 61 home runs without steroids (but with extra games in the schedule), and Chubby Checker would hit the top of the charts with The Twist. A 12-ounce box of Kelloggs cornflakes would hit 23 cents, according to www. Late in the year 1961, a Korean War veteran and Navy pilot named Neil Armstrong would even fly the X-15 fast enough to break the speed record for rocket-powered aircraft. But all of that offered little solace to the nations leaders in Washington. Many who live here now remember well the moment President Kennedy set a new course, in part because of what happened later, they say: Not only the greatest American success since the winning of World War II and perhaps ever in the annals of scientific exploration, but a culture and a people that redefined itself. After Neil Armstrongs one small step on Jan. 20, 1969, the United States created technologies and abilities undreamt of before the lunar landing. There were significant gains in knowledge about health and in scientific research which have led to numerous benefits in many areas of our lives, notes Dr. Ken Walker, president of Edison State College. At the time President Kennedy outlined his challenge to the American people, Dr. Walker was just starting his educational career as a political science teacher at Odessa Junior College, in Texas. The presidents announcement moved him deeply, he recalls. I found his speech to be visionary and uplifting in spirit. It helped pull our nation together in support of a goal that was beyond our imagination, but exciting to think about. The cost finally to put a man on the moon amounted to $150 billion in todays dollars. Thats five times the cost of the Manhattan Project and 18 times the cost to dig the Panama Canal, according to a recent report in The Economist. But its a fraction of the cost of American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through a period of roughly the same duration, about nine years. Since 2001-2002, the United States has spent almost $1.2 trillion (a trillion is equal to 1,000 billion), according to the website Neither Dr. Walker nor Mr. Kessler see the cost of the Apollo program as prohibitive, they say. I dont see any correlation between the cost of the space program and (other projects), says Dr. Walker. All had very different purposes, and costs are related to purpose. So I think each project has to be evaluated on the effectiveness and results achieved. I do believe the space program has been worth the cost, not only in financial terms, but in knowledge gained with breakthroughs in communications, health, bio-medical research, military technology and many other areas. Not to mention breakthroughs in courage and ambition. The big discussion at the time was, Would you go to the moon? remembers Mr. Kessler, who had graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn in 1958, and would find himself a married man by 1962. A lot of people didnt want to go because they were afraid, he adds. What made it so spectacular was that we were doing it, and it was happening and it would happen. The Kennedy era and the Apollo program offered the promise of things to come. The hope for the country was enormous. Even among those who didnt appreciate President Kennedy, initially, the hope was enormous. My dad was a Republican, and he was the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and we had worked hard to defeat Kennedy, says Cecy Glenn, the CEO of United Way Charlotte County. I remember sitting with dad in the living room I was 11 years old and there was something on the television about the race to the moon. Even though my family was politically involved against Kennedy, its hard to describe how truly exciting that was. I believe the whole country came together to champion the American effort. We were in the middle of competing with the Soviet Union. We couldnt let the Russians beat us! Eight years later, at the height of the Vietnam War, Mr. Kessler, Dr. Walker and Ms. Glenn all watched Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the moon, along with millions of other Americans. They all felt roughly the same way, they say. I saw the moon landing with my then -infant daughter, Laurie, and other friends gathered around our television, and even at that young age, we all had tears streaming down our faces, Ms. Glenn recalls. For Mr. Kessler, the defining quality of the American effort at that time and place was the simple ability to ask a single question, which his generation has never stopped asking: Why not? And has it been worth it? Thats like asking whether experimenting to find cures for cancer is worth it, Mr. Kessler replies. Our generation wont know that, but generations to come will possibly reap huge benefits. Thats how this country has become as great as it is because we do those kinds of things. And we have to keep doing those kinds of things. We have to keep looking to the future. Because our children and grandchildren will benefit, even if we dont. MOONFrom page B1 NASA / COURTESY PHOTOS Above: After lifting off from the lunar surface, the LM made its rendezvous with the Command Module. The Eagle docked with the Command Module, and the lunar samples were brought aboard. The LM was left behind in lunar orbit while the three astronauts returned in the Columbia to the blue planet in the background. Left: Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module pilot Michael Collins, Lunar Module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., the crew of Apollo 11, on May 1, 1969.GLENN IN 1961 GLENN TODAY KESSLER WALKER The Womens Network of Collier County holds it annual networking expo from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at IberiaBank on Pine Ridge Road. Table space for vendors is still available. Admission is $5 per person. For vendor information, call Ramia MacDonald at 404-3521. Wake Up Naples with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Hilton Naples. The meeting is sponsored by the Naples Airport Authority. Guest speaker Robert Cohen will discuss The Evolution of the TSA: Where We Are and Where Were Headed. Sign up at The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance holds its next meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8. Guest speaker will be Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, Steve McIntire, president of the alliance, will give an overview of the organization. Prospective members from the local tourism industry are welcome. Attendance is free, but reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Pam Calore at pam.cclta@ The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its 17th annual B2B Expo at Vi at Bentley Village from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Booth reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 30. Call 992-2943 or visit The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce hosts State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo with a legislative update at Business B4 Breakfast from 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Bistro Soliel. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are due by June 6 and can be made by calling 394-7549 or e-mailing The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Olde Cypress. State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo and Sen. Garrett Richter will present a recap of the 2011 legislative session. Cost is $25 per person, and reservations are required by June 14. Call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia. net. Business Before Business with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Cozmo the School. Registration by June 21 is $5 for members and $30 for others. Call 992-2943 or visit Success in the City is the theme of the 2011 trade show sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. To reserve an exhibit space, contact Brenda OConnor at Brenda@napleschamber. org. BUSINESS MEETINGS

PAGE 31 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ opening of Interiors by Design West in Mercato 123 456 789 101. Jackie Madden and Michelle Allen 2. Jim Kurtyka and Mara Muller 3. Alysia Testa, Joe-Jo Jennings and Christal Johnson 4. Kathryn Drummond, Anthony Pla and Katherine Ortiz5. Todd Gates, Kelley Bridwell and Jim Delony6. Bill and Kerry Weber 7. Sue ILvaldi, Rhonda Rhodes and Karen McLaughlin 8. Loren Kreiss and Glenn Midnet 9. Jessica and Charlie Hansen 10. Alexis Barrett, Paul and Brooke Selvidio and Meghan Barrett COURTESY PHOTOS n nd o e m z ll e W ho gh a n ha P o t t 8 9 1 10 10 1 10 10 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 10 10 0 10 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 1 1 10 1 0 1 10 0 10 10 1 1 10 1 10 1 1 10 10 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 a nd M ic he ll e Al le n d Mara Mull er e -Jo Jennin g s and Christal m on d A nt h ony Pl a an d ey Bridwell and Jim Delon y W e b er o nda Rhodes and h l in d Gl en n Mi dn et a rli e H a n sen P au l an d an d t COU RTE S Y PH O T OS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Enjoying wine and fashions at Bay Colony Golf Club Membership Directors Association of Southwest FloridaWake Up Naples with the Chamber of Commerce 1. Lisa Wilson 2. Kimberly Doerseln and Vicki Beck 3. Francine Cavaseno and Jessica Redburn 4. Melody Kappauf and Max Passino5. Sandy Cotter and Jean Baer 6. Karen Gross, Lisa Wilson and Pat Schulz 2 3 5 4 6 CHARLIE MACDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. Nina Birtolo and Jennifer Edwards 2. Amy Sedlacek, Lesley Colantonio and Trish Luzzi 3. Joe Foster and Kenneth Shevin 4. State Sen. Garrett Richter and State Reps. Kathleen Passidomo and Matt Hudson 5. Mike Riley, Connie Dillon and Julie Schmelzie 1 12 3 45CHARLIE MACDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY


REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS John R. Wood Realtors Inc. has been included in the top 100 residential real estate brokers in the nation by sales volume by REAL Trends Inc. in its Top 500 Report. The report also cites John R. Wood as the No. 1 brokerage in Lee and Collier counties in closed sales volume. Were back into a growth mode, acquiring agents from other companies and looking to open new offices in the next 24 months, says Phil Wood, company president. The firm has eight offices from Marco Island to SanibelCaptiva Islands. Kevin Steffanni has been named Designer of Distinction for June at Miromar Design Center. He is the principal of Ohio-based Kevin Steffanni Design Group and has clients Southwest Florida to Europe. Each month the design center recognizes the talents, loyalty and support of interior design professionals based upon nominations from representatives of the centers 45 stores. Jane Darling, Aaron Earls, Charlene Minnic, Rowan Samuel, Betty Wolf and Sheryl Yeager have joined the Central office of John R. Wood Inc. Realtors. Ms. Darling has been in the luxury real estate market in Naples since 1995 and before that in the Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills, Mich., market. She is a graduate of Indiana University, the University of Dayton and Oakland University. Mr. Earls joins his father Bill earned a degree in political science and criminology from the University of Florida and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Naples from Colorado. He holds the designation of Certified Negotiation Expert. Ms. Minnic holds the designations of New Construction Specialist and World Relocation Specialist and belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Mr. Samuel, a founder and former executive director of the Naples International Film Festival, graduated from Penn State and is a member of NABOR. Ms. Wolf moved from Indiana to Naples in 1998. A graduate of Purdue University, she is a member of NABOR and 2006 graduate of Leadership Collier. Ms. Yeager is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who moved to Naples in 2002 from Newport Beach, Calif. A graduate of Ohio State University, she previously was a managing partner of Corona Del Mar Appraisal. She is a member of NABOR. DARLING STEFFANNI SAMUEL YEAGER Collier Enterprises has filed PUD amendments for its Sabal Bay property in south Naples, the first step in a 12to 18-month re-permitting process. The amendments call for replacing an originally planned golf course with a network of lakes and nature preserves. The company is moving forward with re-permitting ahead of what it considers an improving real estate market. Recent home sales in neighboring Verona Walk and Lely Resort are strong, says Pat Utter, vice president of real estate for Collier Enterprises. At the current pace, new home sites will be in short supply soon. These positive trends, combined with the limited availability of developable land in south Naples, have encouraged us to begin planning for construction in two to three years. The original plans for Sabal Bay were approved in 2005. The changes to the PUD will reduce environmental impacts while providing residents access to recreational opportunities within the property, The new plan reflects a changing Florida lifestyle, Mr. Utter says. People want to enjoy our environment in a variety of ways, not just on the golf course. For more information and updates about the progress of Sabal Bay, visit Sabal BaySabal Bay is four miles from Fifth Avenue South and downtown Naples. The gated development will offer approximately 1,600 estate, single-family, coach and multi-family residences upon buildout. Residents will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with healthand wellness-related amenities such as hiking/biking trails, kayaking and a clubhouse with pool as well as office and retail space, including a Publix Supermarket. About Collier EnterprisesCollier Enterprises is engaged in real estate investment and development, agribusiness and private equity investments. It is the developer of Colliers Reserve, The Old Collier Golf Club and Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, a among others. The company was established in 1976 under the leadership of Miles Collier and traces its roots to Barron Gift Collier, who founded Collier County in 1923. For more information, visit www. The newest model at Aqua at Pelican Isle the 11 -story luxury tower overlooking Wiggins Pass in North Naples, is a 3,514-square-foot residence with three bedrooms, a study, 3 baths and panoramic views of the picturesque pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Designed by Molly Grup, ASID, of Ficarra Design Associates Inc., interior finishes and furnishings highlight the abundant natural light and water views. The residence has a private elevator lobby and a 664-square-foot balcony overlooking Aquas private, deep-water yacht harbor. Aqua is owned by IC Aqua, an affiliate of Ironshore Capital LLC. The local management team is PACT Real Estate Group. Thirty-one residences are available ar prices beginning at $1.175 million. For more information, call 591-2727 or visit Collier Enterprises files for changes in Sabal Bay planNew model residence debuts at Aqua luxury tower and marinaSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALISTS / COURTESY PHOTOThe living room in the model designed by Molly Grup, ASID, takes advantage of the abundant natural light.




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PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Sally Masters, Toni Stout and David Wellman 2. Ray Biron, Debbie Coats and Bob St. Cyr 3. Bill Colletti and Maurica Hurley 4. Joni and Capt. Jim Albert 5. Lindsey Davis, Anita Colletti and Theresa Furman 6. Joanne and Tom Murphy 7. Ellie Taft, Ronnie Evans and Denise Griner 8. Pam and Pat Maher 9. Jeannette Batten and Chris St. Cyr BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYA wine tasting at Estuary at Grey Oaks Womens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf 1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9


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 WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 B17 791 10th Street South Suite 202 Naples, FL 34102239.352.6400 .877.352.6404 www.BristolRE.comNaples, FL Boca Raton, FL .Palm Beach, FL .Blue Bell, PA .Paris, France West Bay 6023 Bayshore Drive 19505 Emerald Bay, #102 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath Like a Model Beach & Golf Club Nick Angelillo 860.729.8088 6023 Bayshore Drive Commercial Zoned C-2 Bayshore Gateway Triangle Joni Henderson 239.877.6399 Judy Farnham 239.405.3258Simplify your life! Call us today to speak with one of our real estate experts. A Whole New World Of Real Estate Services TM$324,900 $205,000 1.877.352.6404 Jean Ankner Raymond Ankner Judy Farnham Nick Angelillo Joni Henderson Dave Ison Alan Caroll Mary Carol Fitzgerald Keri Johnson-FitzgeraldBroker/CEO Realtor Realtor Realtor Realtor Realtor Broker Assoc. Realtor Realtor Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste 3BR/3BA + den on large corner lot, extended lanai, pool & spa. No fees.8836 Lely Island Circle $490,000Stunning 2nd unit. The best view. Large sq footage, garage. 3BR/2BA. Ascot at Lely Resort $320,000 OFFERED FURNISHED Corner lot, beautiful homes surround this property. NO CLUB AFFILIATION FEES8056 Tiger Lily $125,000 LELY RESORT NEW TO MARKET Joining the likes of extravagant homes from Hawaii to Maine, a $21.9 million gulf-front residence in Port Royal has been has been included in Ocean Home magazines fourth annual roster of the Top 25 Ocean Homes for sale in America. Offered by Premier Sothebys International Realty, the palatial estate makes lasting first impressions with details such as a hand-forged wrought-iron gated entry with a set of cedar and mahogany exterior doors and iron archways beyond. Once inside, owners and guests have more than 20,000 square feet of rooms to explore, with niceties including imported travertine flooring with onyx accents, a 32-foot fireplace, handmade Italian chandeliers, Costa Brava granite, hammered copper sinks, a custom wood-paneled family room, a study and a library. Theres also a wine room, butlers pantry, servants quarters and an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, all of which are surrounded by multiple gulf-side verandahs overlooking a two-level water feature that flows into a beachfront pool. The May-June issue of Ocean Home featuring the Top 25 list is on stands now. Port Royal home earns spot on Top 25 listOceanfront splendorSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSFrom two stories above, the sweeping view takes in the pool and outdoor living area and Gulf of Mexico beyond. A hand-forged wrought-iron gate greets all who approach the Port Royal estate.


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedEstate Professionals Peter G. Reppucci 239595-6500 >$3,000,00021 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,350,000 Premier SIR Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552 22 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier SIR Jan Martindale 896-0360 >$6,000,00023 PORT ROYAL 1350 Spyglass Lane $6,750,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Sean Hussey 239-8218500 24 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier SIR Frank Sajtar 7768382 >$9,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $9,750,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Thomas L. Campbell 239-860-4923 26 PORT ROYAL 885 Admiralty Parade East $9,990,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 239-357-6628 >$10,000,00027 PORT ROYAL 3775 Rum Row $12,950,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals William O. Farrington 239-572-1518 >$400,0001 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s. Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Open Mon-Fri: 11-4 and Sat/Sun: 1-4 2 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier SIR Call 239-594-9400 M-Sat:10-8 and Sun: 12-8 3 STONEBRIDGE THORNBROOKE 1849 Pondside Lane $438,900 Premier SIR Dave/ Ann Renner 7 84-5552 4 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #504 $449,000 Premier SIR Larry Roorda 860-2534. 5 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE 9025 Whimbrel Watch Lane #101 $489,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 >$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA AND TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Premier SIR Call 239-4951105 M-Sat:10-5 and Sun:12-5>$600,0007 MOORINGS EXECUTIVE CLUB 3300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #405 $649,000 Premier SIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 >$700,0008 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Starting in the $700s. Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 M-Sat:10-4 and Sun:12-4>$1,000,0009 VANDERBILT BEACH BEACHMOOR 9051 Gulfshore Drive #502 $1,050,000 Premier SIR Stacie Ricci 777-5983 10 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #409 $1,295,000 Premier SIR Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 11 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH 601 7th Avenue South #202 $1,299,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 12 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,399,999 Premier SIR Patricia Bucalo 248-0694 13 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239261-3148 M-Sat:9-5 and Sun: 12-5 14 MOORINGS 540 Ketch Drive $1,595,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 15 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier SIR Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 16 OLD NAPLES 877 7th Street South $1,799,000 Premier SIR Debbie Broulik 297-5152 17 ROYAL HARBOR 2192 Kingfish Road $1,995,000 Premier SIR Isabelle Edwards 5644080 18 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7823 Cocobay Court $1,999,900 Premier SIR Jeri Richey 269-2203 REDUCED>$2,000,00019 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239-514-5050 M-Sat:10-5 and Sun:12-5 20 OLD NAPLES 280 5th Avenue South, H-1 $2,695,000 Campbell and Prebish, LLC, Real 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 24 27 26 21


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 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 A lot to likeRestaurant critic Karen Feldman found no small measure of things to enjoy at Latitudes. C23 RTAINM E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T SCEN E Sweet!Welcoming a new chocolate salon to town, and more fun. C19-21 Cottage stylePhil Jason reviews Dream Houses, a beautiful book about Naples most charming seaside homes. C8 Any baker worth his salt can pipe rosebuds and flower petals from a tube to make a cake look pretty. But Buddy Valastro doesnt just decorate cakes. He builds them, like a sculptor creating a work of art. Hes made a life-sized NASCAR racing car, using 24,000 cakes. Hes created a robot cake that glowed from the inside. And at the request of a particular group of plumbers, he made a toilet bowl cake that flushed. I enjoy the challenges, Mr. Valastro says. As crazy as my life is, I enjoy challenging myself to see how big I can go. Viewers who know Mr. Valastro as the titular character of TLCs Cake Boss know that he loves a good challenge; the odder the request, the better. And they tune in every week to see how hell top himself this time. He brings his Bakin with the Boss Tour: An Evening with Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Saturday, June 4. Hell tell his story, demonstrate some techniques and involve the audience in a bit of cake-decorating competition. You can bring your 4-year-old and you can bring your grandmother, he says about the fun, fast-paced evening thats set to music. His life story is a condensed version of the American Dream, he says. When I tell my story, you might even cry, he claims. Hell also answer questions from the audience while decorating a wedding cake. And at the end, theres a big surprise. Its the funniest part of the show, he says. My favorite response is when someone says afterward, I didnt know what to expect, and I loved it. Thats a great feeling.The Boss is bornMr. Valastros career has been in overdrive lately, advancing at warp speed. As an 11-year-old, he began working by his fathers side at the family-ownedBake way for the Cake BossSEE CAKE, C4 SEE VOICE, C4 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ COURTESY PHOTOCake Boss Buddy Valastro LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHERS ON A TUESDAY NIGHT, Neopolitan Casey Weston can be found in front of her television, avidly watching The Voice. Adapted from a Dutch TV show, The Voice of Holland, the NBC runaway hit is a singing competition with a couple of twists: Initially, when the contestants audition, the four coaches listen with their backs to the performers; they have no idea what the singer looks like. When a judge likes what he (or she) hears, he hits a button and his chair turns around. He gets his first look at his choice, and that singer is officially on that judges team. The judges are well-known performers from various genres: Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) and Blake Shelton. The chosen, with guidance and direction from their respective coaches, then compete to be finalists. The winner receives $100,000 and a recording contract with a major label. Eighteen-year-old Casey is a finalist. Shes returned home to Naples briefly, while BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ COURTESY PHOTOCasey Weston performs on a local stage. WESTON S weet Wlihltl in her own VoiceEven she doesnt know what will happen next on The VoiceCASEYNBC PHOTO

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 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 FEATURED INDEPENDENT BUSINESS The challenge slowly dr ained out of the chase as the young lady laid her receptivity on the figurative table. She indicated that she was open and available, willing and enthusiastic, and I watched as Jerrys face fell. The tautness that had been in him earlier slackened, and his eyes trained on the waitress for most of the meal drifted elsewhere. She wrapped up her story with a beaming smile. Maybe Ill see you next time? she said. Jerry nodded politely and scooted out the door, hurrying as if he had been chased. When I told my friend Bill about my dating dilemmas, he s aid I g ot it all wrong. He wanted to know why Id sit around a smoky bar waiting for some stranger to come say hello. My thought would have been, go to the other side and talk to him, Bill said. In todays world, its OK. I laughed and shook my head. No way, I said. Even in todays world, men like to do the chasing and women like to be chased. I respect Bills modern-day mentality and the way hes open to strong women. I like that he thinks he would enjoy a woman taking the reins when it comes to romance. But the truth is, Im not convinced. Even with all the progress in gender equality over the last few decades, even with women out-enrolling men at top universities and playing a prominent role in government and politics, the same old gender roles still apply when it comes to meeting a mate. On a recent weeknight, I had dinner with a group of guy friends. We met at a chain restaurant, the kind with spinach dip on the appetizer menu and chicken fingers for the main course. Our waitress had that dazed look that comes from too many hours on your feet and too much Who does the chasing in todays world? SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON Even in todays world, men like to do the chasing and women like to be chased...making nice to customers. She put in our orders and came back with glasses of sweet tea. My friend Jerry at the far end of the table asked about her day as she set a glass in front of him. The waitress smiled bravely and pushed a strand of blond hair back from her forehead. Weve been busy, she said. I bet you have. Jerry smiled at her. She smiled back and then lowered her eyes shyly.She brought our meals a little later and then worked her way around the table with a pitcher of tea, smiling at Jerry as she refilled his glass. We ate our dinners and paid the check and lingered around the table talking. The waitress cleared the plates and Jerry stopped her with his light, easy small talk. So what do you do on your days off? he said. She started slowly with a story about going to the beach. Jerry nodded politely. As she warmed up to him she spoke faster, divulging information about her life her two children, her recent divorce and I could feel Jerrys interest wan. She told him the date of her next day off and made a show about not having anything planned. o e Je r ha en e the d r She beam i ne xt t im J erry o ut the d c h as e d g n d Jerr y at the f ar end about her day as she of him. The waitress pushed a strand o f m h e r fo r e h e ad. y she said. Jerry smiled b ac k an d t h en hyly m eals a little k ed her wa y w ith a pitche r Jerry as she W e ate our e che ck n d the are d e rr y his k d o he w ly o ut a c h e l y. p to s ter, m a if e n, e e l i ng anythi ng p lanned.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C3 1209 3rd Street S. (239) 261-2253 www.janesnaples.comNATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING Sunday Brunch 8am-3pm oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 Full Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the Heart of Naples.GRAND OPENING Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday June 7th at 4:30pm Drinks and food till 7pm 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 Online Reservations AvailableFirst Seating 3-Course Dinner $20.114:30pm-6:00pm MUSIC NIGHTLY 1/2 Price house wine by the glass and well drinks 4:30pm-6:00pm MiraMare Ristorante Waterfront Dining at its Best! One Plate, 2-Course Lunch $9.95 11:30am-3:00pm Everyday Summer Special HAPPY HOUR Sign up now for classes in clayPotter Sandy Moore Howe will instruct classes in hand-building and wheelthrowing at the Marco Island Center for the Arts in July and August. Registration is open for beginning and intermediate potters ages 15 and older. The class in hand-building techniques will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 7, 14 and 21. Turn til You Burn, Ms. Howes classes at the wheel, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 11 and 18. Cost for each three-session class is $131.25 for art league members and $176 for others. A bag of clay is included. All pieces made in class will be bisque fired at the end of the final session. Now a resident of Marco Island, Ms. Howe studied pottery and glaze chemistry for two years at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. In 1970 she was a founding partner in the 78th Street Pottery in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She earned an MFA in ceramics in North Carolina and traveled to South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar. To sign up for classes or for more information, call 394-4221 or visit www. Marco Center for the Arts picks new executive directorThe board of directors of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, home of the Art League Marco Island, has hired Lynn Holley to fill the position as executive director. Ms. Holley recently moved to the Naples area from Santa Barbara, Calif., where she was curator and gallery director at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center. She is an independent art consultant to national and international artists and collectors, and a freelance journalist and writer of essays and art reviews. She is also the co-founder of the Fine Arts Film Festival, which premiered in California in 2010. Ms. Holley has led a number of nonprofit organizations and academic departments and has won numerous awards for her writing and marketing strategies. She is also an ISIA Gold Medal winner in figure skating. She grew up in Ithaca, N.Y., and attended Cornell University and Empire State College. She earned a bachelors degree in communications and a masters in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England, where she graduated with distinction in 2008. ARTS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOA tea set by potter Sandy Howe

PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 Carlos Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. (The bakery is named after its original owner, Carlo Guastaffero.) When Mr. Valastro was 17, his father died. I dropped out of school to take over the family business, he says. In 2004, he was invited to participate in the Food Network Challenge. He didnt win, but wound up participating in three more of the networks cake competitions, finally winning the last one, Battle of the Brides. The folks at TLC liked his friendliness and ease in front of the camera, the way he would banter in his New Jersey accent. They decided to make a reality series set around Mr. Valastro and his bakery. They liked the Cake Boss pilot so much, they ordered 12 more episodes for the first season. (The No. 1 hit began its fourth season May 30.) The show also features Mr. Valastros mother (the Boss Boss) and his four older sisters (who all work at the bakery), along with in-laws and other employees. Although some viewers complain about how scripted the show can seem, theres no doubt that the cake-making is amazing: cakes in the shape of dogs, people, robots, cars, pool tables. The series is so popular its spawned two spinoffs. The Next Great Baker is a competition ala Top Chef. The winner receives $50,000, a new car and the opportunity to apprentice with Mr. Valastro at Carlos Bake Shop. The second spinoff is a daily halfhour show, Kitchen Boss, in which Mr. Valastro cooks an Italian dish from one of his familys recipes. As if thats not enough, he came out with a book in November: Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia ($25.99, The Free Press). And hes just expanded across the Hudson River, opening the Cake Boss Caf in New Yorks Times Square. The New York store sells his smaller baked goods, but not his highly prized decorated cakes. His business has grown exponentially. Lines at the Hoboken bakery notoriously wind around the block; some customers have waited six hours. The bakery, its said, also employs a bouncer. Hes also opening a bigger kitchen in Jersey City, so he can sell his goods nationally. Now that Im the Cake Boss, its a bigger business, Mr. Valastro says. Its a great thing, but its not an easy thing, and not everybody can rise to the challenge to make things happen. You might think hes brash or boastful, but consider this: In addition to his hit TV shows, his book, his tour and his new store, hes appeared in the pages of People magazine, The New York Times, USA Today and Brides magazine. And hes been on The Oprah Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Good Morning America and The Today Show, just to name a few.Crazy cake requestsMr. Valastro has made a cake commissioned by the Bronx Zoo and one for the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. Whats the strangest cake request hes ever had? The toilet bowl, probably, he says. That was the most crazy, different thing that we did. He also lists the life-sized NASCAR cake. The Transformer cake was crazy, too, he says. Thereve been lots of challenging cakes. Whats the prettiest cake hes created? He seems uncharacteristically flummoxed by the question, but then says, The prettiest cake was the one of my wife, because shes beautiful. (He created a life-size replica of Lisa Valastro for her 30th birthday.)Finding inspirationThe Cake Boss says his surroundings inspire his creations in the kitchen. I can look at a building and see the architecture and see how I could turn that into a cake. I see the way flowers bloom, the way Mother Nature uses color. Because his confections are works of art, customers sometimes hesitate to cut into them and eat a slice. Im done with that, Mr. Valastro says. Ive been doing cakes since I was 11. I love to see them cut and people enjoying them. Then they say they taste as good as they look. The Voice plays its pre-recorded shows. But she flies back to Los Angeles to compete on the show again the day after she graduates from Gulf Coast High School. While Im watching it, I think about what it was like to be there, waiting in the holding room with my friends and watching them walk out, she says. I get to see that on TV now. I was there, I saw their nerves Its weird, knowing I was there with them, feeling the same things I feel for everyone. My friends cant even talk to me while Im watching it. But shes not watching the show to strategize how to beat the competition. I dont use strategy; were all so different, she says. Each of us is doing our own thing. Music is so opinionated. Its about feelings and storytelling. Although she acknowledges that The Voice is, indeed, a competition, Its about the music, the songs, the performance, she says. All of us are who we are. Were only competing in that one of us is staying and one of us is going. The whole show focuses on building the artist up, giving them feedback and critiques that are positive, moving them forward to succeed, not taking them down. Her dad, Dave Weston, also enjoys watching the show from home. Im seeing more of it on TV now than when I was there, he says, explaining that they were kept in an enormous green room or waiting room so they didnt get to see what was happening on stage with the other contestants.Not a great startThe teenager Florida Weekly named Best New Voice of Collier County originally auditioned for The Voice in Miami and was selected for a callback in Los Angeles. She passed that as well and moved on to perform for the coaches in a blind audition, singing Miley Cyrus The Climb. No one picked her. But then, surprisingly, she was offered the opportunity to do another blind audition. The coaches didnt have enough people for their teams, and eight contestants were given a second chance. It was really weird, she says. I went through the emotions of not having the chairs turn around. Its kind of a bad feeling, knowing they didnt want you. And then to have them say, Do you want to go through that again? She was the seventh contestant to sing in the second round of auditions. This time, she performed Keith Urbans Stupid Boy, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. And Mr. Levine picked her for his team. Adam said was waiting for something, she says. I guess he was waiting for me.A young Stevie NicksThough the show promotes her as a country singer, her sound defies categorization. Her voice is idiosyncratic, and her interpretation of others songs unique. After her rehearsal, Mr. Levine declared: Casey Weston is a badass. She doesnt know how good she is yet, and the more she starts to figure out how good she is, its going to be scary. On a stage set up to look like a futuristic boxing ring, she then had to perform Leather and Lace, a Stevie Nicks/ Don Henley duet. Her singing partner and competition was Tim Mahoney, a 39-year-old seasoned performer from Minneapolis. Casey was nervous: I hadnt heard that song before, she says. I had to learn it brand new. That was the worst that could happen. Tim had the advantage: He knew it, he loved it, hed sung it before. Plus, he was twice her age and had CAKEFrom page C1VOICEFrom page C1 >> Bakin with the Boss Tour: An Evening with Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss >> When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall >> Tickets: $45.75 and $35.75 >> Info: 481-4849 or>> By the numbers: >> 24,000: Cakes used to make a life-sized NASCAR racecar cake >> 10,000: Pounds the NASCAR cake weighed >> 120: Hours of footage lmed for the rst half-hour episode of Cake Boss >> 101: Years Carlos Bake Shop has been in existence >> 4: Tons of our the shop goes through every week >> 2: Tons of sugar the shop goes through every week in the know TLC / CARLIN CWIK / COURTESY PHOTOSAbove and left: Cake Boss Buddy Valastro hard at work. >> Casey Weston on The Voice >> When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 >> Where: Live on NBC-TV >> Info: in the know SEE VOICE, C5


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C5 much more experience. She only had a set amount of time to learn and practice the song, receiving mentoring from Mr. Levine and Adam Blackstone, who is a musical director for Maroon 5. We had a couple of days to work with them and ask them questions, she says. I fell in love with the song. I wanted to tell the story (in the lyrics.) Now its one of my favorite songs ever. It should be: It helped her win that round and advance to finalist. After her performance, the other coaches gave their reactions. Mr. Green said she reminded him of a young Stevie Nicks. Mr. Shelton described her voice as addicting. Sworn to secrecy, the Westons couldnt tell anyone Casey had advanced to the finals until it was televised. We knew, but we couldnt say, her dad says. I never was a great poker player, (so) I wanted to avoid the conversation. Breaking the family traditionNo one ever expected Casey to become a singer. Following in the footsteps of her parents, who both competed on the volleyball circuit and also coached, she pursued sports in school. Her older sister, Sundai, plays volleyball at the University of Florida. Even though she was a very good volleyball player and easily could have continued the family tradition, Mr. Weston says, his younger daughter decided to do something completely different. That was a much more difficult path, he says about Caseys decision to pursue music. That took a lot of guts. Growing up, Casey was exposed to a wide variety of music. Her mother played Joan Baez and Carly Simon records, while her dad leaned more towards the Eagles, Poco and The Allman Brothers. Casey was subjected to my oldies, he jokes. I had an older brother, so I had a lot of classic rock: Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad. Unlike other children who choose music as a career, Casey didnt have piano or voice lessons. When, in the eighth grade, she expressed interest in playing the guitar, her mother borrowed one from the music department of the school where she worked. Casey began writing songs as she taught herself how to play. It was as if the music was inside her and she just needed an outlet to express it. Six months later, her parents bought her a guitar. Realizing shed have to work hard to make up for lost time, Casey decided to devote herself entirely to music. She was self-taught and self-motivated, says Mr. Weston, adding his daughters discipline amazed him. When most other kids were hanging out at the mall, he adds, Casey would be practicing or meeting with someone who could help her with her music. Casey agrees. I let it take over, and now its what Im doing, she says. Its my passion. Im really excited I get to pursue it. Shes performed locally at events including the Everglades Seafood Festival, the Marco Island Marriott Music Festival and the 2010 Coco Fest in Cape Coral. In 2009, she went into a studio and recorded a 10-song album of selfpenned tunes. (Its available on iTunes and through her website, Her mother began taking her to Nashville during spring and Christmas breaks, and in the summer. In Music City, Casey has played at the Hard Rock Caf, The Commodore Grille, the Billups Art Gallery/Music Hall and the famous Bluebird Caf. She works the circuit, Mr. Weston says. She works on her craft. After The Voice, she plans to move to Nashville. I have a lot of friends there, she says. I love the town and the comfortable way it feels. Everyone there is already family; I cant wait to go there. She doesnt know whats in store when she returns to Los Angeles and The Voice. All she knows is that shes slated to compete on Monday, June 13. I dont know what song Im singing. I have no idea whats going to happen, she says. As this is the shows debut in the U.S., no one really knows what will happen next.Its all goodTheres a lot of very talented people out there, Mr. Weston says. Just being on the show in and of itself is a huge, great opportunity. As an athlete, he tends to see everything as a competition, he says, but then he catches himself. Its all good, he says. There are no losers in this group. Theyre all talented. Its a great experience. She gets one-onone coaching from stars she never could have talked to before. Theres really no downside. Casey has a good head on her shoulders about that. So how did it happen, a hometown Naples girl from a totally sporting family making a big name for herself in the highly competitive world of musical entertainment? Shes completely out of our cocoon, Mr. Weston says. Shes not just another Weston playing volleyball; shes doing her own thing. VOICEFrom page C4COURTESY PHOTOCasey Weston Casey Weston is a badass. She doesnt know how good she is yet, and the more she starts to figure out how good she is, its going to be scary. Adam Levine, The Voice judge


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UAC exhibit at North Collier Regional Park. 252-4000 or Theater See How They Run By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, through June 11. 936-3239 or Smoke on the Mountain At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through July 2. 278-4422 or www. Thursday, June 2 Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay presents the Island Breeze Band from 6-9 p.m. Comedy Duo The Off the Hook Comedy Club presents Al Jackson and Theo Von tonight through Sunday. 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Art Lesson The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Alla Prima, Alla Fun from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 26100 Old 41 Road. Learn to paint in one setting; $42 includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and guidance. 4958989 or Friday, June 3 First Friday Mercato presents the Vanilla Crosby Band and Tim Poindexter and Mary Grace from 6-9 p.m. Whole Foods holds a wine tasting as part of the First Friday fun. 594-9400 or www. Saturday, June 4 Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15 per person, $25 for two, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. 213-3049. Sing Along Join the karaoke fun from noon to 4 p.m. at Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar at Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs. 948-7799 or Cake Boss Americas favorite baker, Buddy Valastro, brings his Bakin with the Boss Tour to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, at 7:30 p.m. 481-4849 or See story page C1. Outdoor Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents blues and Motown sounds by The Chicago Mob in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. 267-0783 or www. Sunday, June 5 Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of The Chorus (France, 2004) beginning at 1 p.m. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $5. 425-3272. Organ Music Some of Southwest Floridas finest organists perform a wide range of music on the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Dog Days Hop in the car with your favorite canine (dont forget the leash) and head to the Naples Botanical Garden to stroll (and sniff) the pathways from 3-5 p.m. today and Thursday. Regular admission applies, free for members. 643-7275 or Making Waves Enjoy the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Show from 4-6 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Tuesday, June 7 Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center presents a screening of Over the Hedge beginning at 8:30 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. Local Lore Learn about Marco Island pioneers Mary and Charles Olds as they are portrayed by Kathy and Ed Miracco at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. Free. 593-0177. The Kings Speech See the Academy Award-winning film at these Collier County public libraries: South Regional, 5 p.m. today; Headquarters, 2 p.m. June 8; Naples Regional, 2 p.m. June 9; and Marco Island, 2 p.m. June 15. Free. 263-7768. Hawaiian Hula Learn all the moves for authentic island dances at Etudes de Ballet in classes that meet from 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays through July 5. $50 for the series. 3285 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. 593-8280. Wednesday, June 8 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 Gallery Reception Hot Nights Cool Sights, a summer gallery reception series hosted by the United Arts Council, runs from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at Sheldon Fine Art, 460 Fifth Ave. S. Free. RSVP: 263-8242. Abracadabra Magician Cesar Domico presents Magic! Magic! Magic! in English and Spanish at 5:30 p.m. June 9 at the Immokalee Library. Free. 417 N. First St. 657-2882. Island Party The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Caribbean Party at 7 p.m. June 9 at 26811 S. Bay Drive, COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Players present Pinkalicious, the tale of a girl who loves everything pink, at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through June 26 in the Tobye Studio at the Sudgen Community Theatre. The family-friendly show stars Whitney Bunch, front center, in the title role. Others in the cast include, left to right, Beverly Cannell, Sharon True, Matt Striegel, Les Prebble and Kristin Cassidy. 264-7990 or PHOTOSweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for Shell Seekers, an exhibit of works celebrating the beauty of coastal Florida, from 6-8 p.m. June 10. Included in the show is Look Papa, a watercolor by Chris Vernier, above. The gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or


1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K K K K K K W W W W W W E E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 ww ww w w. se se k ak ak ey ey we we t st st ex ex pr pr es es s s. co co m m Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST June 3rd LOVE EXHIBITIONJune 3rd CLAIRE PERRAULT EXHIBITIONJune 4th FLAGLER BICYCLE TOUR June 5th WINE ON THE WATERAn evening of Epicurean Delicacies prepared by Top Toques & paired to perfection with ne wines.June 8th PRIDE FEST KEY WEST 2011June 9th 2ND ANNUAL KEY WEST BACCHANALIAJune 18th THE ORIGINAL FKCC SWIM AROUND KEY WEST & SWIM MEET $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C7 Av alon DrLa kewood Blvd 41 Sugde n R egiona l ParkTa mi ami Tr i ELo cat e d ac r o ss from W algree n s in Sugden Par k Plaz a Choose from 7 Entres with a Drink for Just $7 Each, MondayFriday 11ampm4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples (239) 692-9294 WWW.BOSTONS.COM 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.HAPPY HOUR3pm-7pm Daily7$7FOR17 Kinds of Beer 23 TV Screens Patio Seating Available LIVE MUSICSaturday, June 4th Cloud 9 performs from 7:30pm-10:30pmBonita Springs. $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. Enjoy island sounds by John Frinzi and Jon Patti. 495-8989 or www. Free Concert FGCU instructor of bassoon Kristen Sonneborn teams up with friends of the Bower School of Music, the Naples Philharmonic and other area musicians to present the music of Naples-born composer Jeremy Franklin Goodman at 8 p.m. June 10 at FGCU. Summers Here The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the Well, Hello Summer exhibition from 6-8 p.m. June 10. 495-8989 or Heres to the Grape Join the Greater Marco Island Chamber of Commerce for Glory of the Grape, a wine tasting and more fun at 6 p.m. June 12 at CJs on the Bay. 394-7549. Family Film The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a a screening of Spirited Away at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. $5 children/$8 adults. 495-8989 or www. Opera in HD See the Metropolitan Opera performance of Madama Butterfl y broadcast live in high definition at area cinemas at 6:30 p.m. June 15. Also coming up: Don Pasquale, June 22; Simon Boccanegra, June 29; La Fille Du Regiment, July 13; Tosca, July 20; and Don Carlo, July 27. Screenings are at the Hollywood Stadium-20 in Naples, Hollywood Coconut Point-16 in Estero and the Bell Tower-20 in Fort Myers. $18-$24. www.metopera. org/hdlive. Youth Auditions The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds youth theater auditions for School House Rock Live Jr. from 5-7 p.m. June 15-16. Auditions are open to ages 12-plus. 495-8989 or Dads Day In honor of Father Day June 19, the Naples Botanical Garden opens its lakes for fishing and the Brazilian Garden pool for remote-control boats from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Regular admission applies, Garden members free. 6437275 or Sun n Fun For more Fathers Day fun, take Dad to Sun n Fun Lagoon where hell get the royal treatment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19. 252-4000. Deadliest Catch The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall hosts A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers from Deadliest Catch at 7:30 pm. June 22. Interact with the Bering Seas toughest crew as they swap stories. 481-4849 or www. SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Pocket Change from 7-10 p.m. June 25 on the lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Additional concerts are July 23, Late Night Brass; Aug. 27, Monique and NuVibe; and Sept. 24, Blue Dice. Free. 2612222 or www Summer Sundays The Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery hosts Summer Sundays from 1-4 p.m. June 26, July 24 and Aug. 28. Meet the gallery artists, enjoy refreshments and register to win free artwork. 4259 B onita Beach Road. 776-6844 or Send calendar listings to events@ Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. No pdfs.


NAPLES Also try our traditional Italian dishesfeaturing CHICKEN PARMIGIANA, SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS, CHEESE MANICOTTI, MOZZARELLA CAPRESE and many more! LOBSTER SPECIALS Summer Lobster Ravioli NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 Dream Houses: Historic Beach Homes and Cottages of Naples, text by Joie Wilson and photographs by Penny Taylor. University Press of Florida. 224 pages. $45. Interior design professional Joie Wilson did not set out to write a book, but rather to alert public officials and private citizens about the lifestyle treasure that existed in seaside Old Naples and how economic factors and notions of progress were jeopardizing its future. In the end, sharing her passionate insights through a book seemed to be the best way to make her case about what was important and appealing and so much worth saving about this community. Partnering with photographer Penny Taylor (who served for a decade on the Naples City Council), Ms. Wilson plunged in. Her informed enthusiasm, along with Ms. Taylors fine photographs, has resulted in a gem of a publication. Avoiding academic jargon, Ms. Wilson clearly sets forth the architectural features and history of each home, from its initial owners through renovations reflecting the needs and aspirations of successive owners. Many of these renovations are adaptations to changing uses of the buildings, changing times and, especially, changing technologies. However, what is amazing in Ms. Wilsons discussion of these splendid specimens of the 34102 zip code is their stylistic integrity to the idea of Naples as a simple, yet comfortable, beachside community. In the processes of renovation and adaptation, original structural elements have been maintained or duplicated. Original building materials have been salvaged for reuse. Readers will learn a lot about the functional significance of roof overhangs, ceiling pitch and the size and placement of windows. Many of the people who built or purchased these houses were affluent enough to live anywhere they chose. They were capable of owning mansions in any design or style, but they chose these relatively modest examples of a Florida vernacular architecture because they admired its practical elegance. The idea of a house of about 2,000 square feet, designed for the subtropical climate, fashioned of readily available materials and balanced against others in a gently planned community suited their tastes. Though these buildings share architectural features and a Crayola palette that announces a neighborhood of recognizable stylistic character, each maintains its independence and originality. In ornamentation, decoration and tasteful adaptations of a formative vision, each expresses the personalities who have flourished and who continue to flourish there. Colorful personalities, remarks Ms. Wilson, tend to gravitate to colorful houses. The author makes it clear that these houses are first of all homes. This book is not a mausoleum or shrine, but a representation of places with lives going on inside and all around them. Most of the homes are from half a century to a full century old. They hold and continue to inspire personal experiences and personal stories that Ms. Wilson retells with fervor, economy and grace. Progress and economic stresses so far have not demolished this community, though it has been severely wounded. Similar houses have been leveled or remodeled beyond recognition. This book, then, attempts to freeze in print the remaining core of this seaside town while convincing all who care to insure its future. Glorious color photographs 228 in all interact with Ms. Wilsons prose to promote these goals. Each home has a historic or newly minted name that allows the book to have an alphabetical plan (The majority of these names were invented by Ms. Wilson, with the owners consent, for the purposes of the book.) Addresses are given at the back of the volume, along with a list of which dwellings have official status as historic sites.The author is immensely satisfied with the book, though in the late stages of rewriting she had to cut back about 50 pages of text to accommodate more photos and still meet a page limit set by the publisher. Wearing a smile, she says, This book allows all who come here to put Naples in their suitcases and take it with them. In an exceptional launch for a book of this kind, the first print run of 2,000 copies sold out in less than a month. The second printing will be available in July. So the publisher is happy. In fact, the University Press of Florida has placed the book in nomination for the 2011 Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Publication Awards. I suggest you order your copy now. Philip K. Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text.FLORIDA WRITERS Classic seaside lifestyle comes alive in Dream Houses f p e r W ec o s t r de ni se la el r e a th t c t r w til philJASON WILSON PENNY TAYLOR / COURTESY PHOTOSCoquina Cottage view from the kitchen The Mandalay The Wedding Cottage


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS ARTISTS AMONG US >> When did you discover your creative gifts?I won a prize in third grade for a citywide safety poster contest. After that, people assume youre creative.>> Where can we see your work? In my studio gallery at the Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Im online at, and my blog is at>> Where do you work? My studio gallery is a great space, with plenty of windows, high ceilings and lots of room for my easel. I love being able to see the work of other artists and have them available to discuss a painting or an idea. There are now 13 artists in three studios, and were open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. People are welcome to stop by and visit. >> What is your medium of choice?Acrylic on canvas or board. >> How do you describe your style?Im not sure perhaps post-impressionist, with maybe a little expressionist mixed in? >> Where did you grow up?I was born and grew up in Gloucester, Mass., a rocky place tied to the sea. Its one of those places that shape you. It sometimes calls to me still.>> What inspires you?The Everglades landscape is fabulous, with great light and wonderful bold forms. I never tire of it. I find something exciting to paint each time I go out.>> Are you a full-time artist?Yes. I believe that art builds community, so I spend a good portion of my time promoting the arts in our area. >> How do you feel your art contributes to our community?I paint the endangered Everglades environment and hope that my work brings awareness of the necessity to protect this land. My highest compliment is when someone comes in and tells me that my paintings have opened their eyes to the beauty of the landscape here. >> Outside of your art, what are you passionate about?Life, living, family, travel, gardening, books just about anything! >> What are you reading now?James Gurneys Color and Light. Its just full of good information.>> Who have you studied with? Johanna Murphy, now deceased, taught me to paint. I studied with her for years. Ive taken workshops through the years with many notable artists, and I continue to study on a daily basis through books and the Internet. >> Tell us about awards or recognition that youre proud of.Im a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and have won several prizes, most recently at a show held in the Salmagundi Club in New York last year. Im also pleased to be a member of the Florida Artist Group. >> Which artist would you most like to have dinner with? Id love to have been a fly on the wall at the Algonquin Round Table with Dorothy Parker.>> What is your favorite quotation?Its not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas>> Who is your favorite artist?Robert Henri and Wolf Kahn, for the way they make me think about art.>> Any guilty pleasures?Most 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 SanbornCOURTESY PHOTO


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Antibiotic-FreeGrilledChickenBreast BigFlavor&LowerSodium Featuredon11deliciousMenuItems New,Now!PortCharlotte:USHwy.41&776 941-235-3354 FortMyers:ReectionsPkwy.@CypressLake 239-590-9994 CapeCoral:SantaBarbaranearVeterans 239-458-8700 Naples:ImmokaleenearAirport 239-593-9499 Introducingchickensonatural,werecrowingaboutit.SantaFeChickenSandwich NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C15 Monday Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade showroom hours vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. (239) 390-5111 Located at 10800 Corkscrew Rd., I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER PRESENTSTHE SATURDAY SEMINAR SERIESJoin us for engaging conversations and visual presentations every second Saturday of the month. www.MiromarDesignCenter.comFollowing the seminar, a complimentary light lunch and wine reception will be hosted by Luxury Home Solutions at Walker Zanger in Suite 150.Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m.FREE Seminar & Lunch: Open to the public and to design professionals.Renovating with Advice from the Experts!Interior Designer Kira Krmm of Kira Krmm Interior Design and Chris Hall, Vice President of Luxury Home Solutions, present practical strategies for updating your luxury home. Whether you are buying, selling or remodeling get tips from certied, licensed professionals on how to bring your home up-to-date quickly, beautifully and cost-effectively. Recently designated as one of Floridas Top 25 Power Players of 2011, Kira Krmm leads an exceptional interior design rm whose work has been celebrated in countless regional and international publications and is currently showcased on the 2011 cover of Southwest Floridas nationally distributed, annual Home & Design magazine. Seating is limited. RSVP by Wednesday, June 8. Register online ONLY at Call (239) 390-8207 for more information. Kira KrmmKira Krmm Interior Design Downtown Fort Myers will host the next Art Walk on Friday, June 3. As usual, local art galleries and art stops will feature new exhibits and shows during Junes Art Walk offering great gift ideas for Fathers Day. The monthly Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The June Art Walk will include more than a dozen art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music and the traditional after party.Art Walk highlights include: Art of the Olympians: Opening of Steering Strokes exhibit featuring Olympian artist John Stillings Art League of Fort Myers: Opening of Busting Out All Over exhibit. Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for new exhibit by artists Katherine Boren, Eric Levin and Kathi Smith. Young Artists Awards vocalists Lauren Davis, Lorena Vargas, and Peyton Davis will be performing. Coloring The World: Featuring the art of Stephen Gray-Blancett. daas Gallery: Opening reception for Personalities: George Rodez exhibit. Gallery Showcase and Information Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at First Street). Art Walk T-shirts are available at this location as well as buttons, maps and brochures. Green-n-Groovy: Artist Bekki Shanklin, a multimedia artist featuring hand-painted tote bags, dream catchers and jewelry. HOWL Gallery: Opening reception for Drawing a Line, a three-man show featuring line intensive artwork by Matt Lackey, Jason McDonald and Chris Lacoste. In One Instant: In One Evening: A No Photo Finish Fundraiser featuring Stephanie Davis, Paul Rodino and Mike Kiniry. Syzygy Gallery: Exhibit featuring religious and spiritual art by artist Christina Jarmolinski. Another highlight of the evening is the weekly Friday Night Live free concert series which takes place in the Patio de Leon. Sista Sanjah will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. A map of Art Walk, transportation, and parking will be distributed by participating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or shine event. Art Walk was started by a group of art galleries and art enthusiasts and debuted in October of 2008. Art Walk is a River District Alliance event. For more information on Art Walk, participating galleries and links to gallery websites, visit Art Walk to fill Fort Myers streets


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 C17 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. Join me as mySD Sb WineContinuesJune 15th Burgundy Part II cote Du Beaune July 20th Bordeaux Left Bank August 17th Bordeaux Right Bank September 21st Champagne Summer Wine PromotionHalf ot bottles of wine up to $175 throughout the restaurant from Tuesday-SaturdaySummer Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday beginning June 5th$89 per person + tax and gratuity Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 239.390.3187Dinner begins at 7:00pm Seating begins at 6:45pmbest are those that feature sports stars, because sports collectors are willing to pay a lot of money for the boxes. A 1935 Post Grape-Nuts box featuring pitcher Dizzy Dean is worth more than $1,000 and a 1968 Ralston-Purina All-Pro box picturing Roger Maris is even more valuable. Some early Wheaties boxes were printed with baseball cards on the box. Those are wanted by sports collectors, too. Other older and even more recent cereal boxes that feature cartoon characters, athletes, sports teams, toys or games sell for a quarter into the hundreds of dollars. Most experts advise collectors to open boxes from the bottom to empty the cereal. Otherwise insects can infest the contents and then eat holes in the boxes. Q: My family has owned a very elaborate Chinese-style teapot for more than 100 years. Its shaped like a dragon with a tail sweeping around the pot to form the handle and spout. It wasnt made in China, though, because its marked Fischer, Budapest. What can you tell me?A: Your teapot was made at the Fischer Porcelain Factory in Budapest, Hungary. Fischer was founded by Ignac Fischer in 1864 and was taken over by his son, Emil, in 1895. Sometime in the early 1900s it was taken over by Zsolnay Pottery, another Hungarian firm. It is likely your teapot, which could be worth more than $1,000, dates from the 1880s. Thats when the Fischer factory is known to have made many pieces in the Chinese style. Q: I have had a pair of yellow-green glass vases for years. Each one has a paper label that says, Rossini, Genuine Empoli Glass, Italy. What are they worth? A: Empoli is a town west of Florence in the Tuscany area of Italy. Glass has been made there for centuries, but your vases date from after World War II. Each one probably would sell for about $30. Tip: Scratches can be rubbed off the glass in a mirror by using a piece of felt and polishing rouge from a paint store. 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. COURTESY PHOTO eboes935 a turin g pitcher n me w ere a rds are c tors, y w o r is m f o r COURTESYPHOTO A wine bottle was placed in the slanted holder between the wheels of this Italian silver wine trolley. It resembles a small cannon. Then the trolley and wine were rolled down the table to the diners. It is 13 inches by 7 inches. Rago Arts & Auction Center of Lambertville, N.J., sold it for $1,700.ANTIQUESFrom page C16


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PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 Gov. Rick Scott came home to Naples for the holiday weekend and made a surprise visit to the Memorial Day festivities at Hodges Funeral Home and Naples Memorial Gardens. The salute to veterans was presented by the Collier County Veterans Council. 1. WW II veteran Army nurses Betty Gerth and Kay Nolan 2. First Lady Ann Scott and Gov. Rick Scott with soloist Kendra Evola 3. Cadillac Butcher and U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl 4. Thomas Jefferson and Robert Hoffman 5. Kellie Parker and Andrea Kulon with Capt. James Elson, president of the Collier County Veterans Council 6. Dr. Delbert Booher, Anthony Zerbi and Robert Hoffman 7. Earl Hodges, Peter Thomas and Thelma Hodges 8. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk 9. Proud JROTC cadets of Collier County 10. Richard Cousineau Memorial Day at Naples Memorial GardensFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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There are plenty of sparklers and whites with a bit of body and some light reds that chill well, too. Whites are easier to pick because they all can benefit from being refrigerated. Red wines pose a little more challenge: Look for those with good fruit and acid that can stand up to the grill as well as the chill. Here are some of my summer picks listed in alphabetical order: Black Barts Bride 2007 Napa Valley ($45) This delightful white is a blend of marsanne, viognier and chardonnay from Krupp Brothers in Napa Valley. Intense aromas of peach and honeysuckle are followed on the palate by pear, apple and a touch of citrus and spice. Some almond and spice and a complex balanced finish make this a worthy contender. Bodegas Borsao Garnacha 2009 ($10) The nose of this Spanish grenache is packed with plum, blackberry and a hint of violets. Its deep red with flavors of dark cherry and red fruits and a balanced finish. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010 ($25) A perennial favorite of mine, it starts with a floral and tropical fruit nose. The smooth mango and citrus flavors are refreshing, and the acid finish is focused and balanced. Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2009 ($18) This one has a clear straw color and the aroma of apple and citrus with a touch of oak. The rich and creamy flavors of pear and citrus are nicely balanced by the acid and oak finish. Crios Torrontes 2010 ($15) This signature Argentinean white by Susana Balbo opens with bright floral aromas of oranges and tropical fruit. The wine is full bodied on the palate, well balanced and exceptionally well made. A great summer sipper by itself, it also pairs well with anything coming off the grill. Georges Duboeuf Fleurie Flower Label 2009 ($18) This well-known Beaujolais producer makes some of the best crus from the district. Full of black cherry and damson plum fruit flavors, with a juicy acid balance, its mixed with a little spice and vanilla on the long lingering finish. Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2009 ($16) This Italian has a straw yellow color and a floral bouquet, followed with flavors of pears and flowers and a slight spiciness. Its refreshing enough to enjoy while sitting around the pool, but it has enough backbone to pair with lighter foods. La Crema s Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009 ($18) An alluring aroma of floral notes, lively citrus and subtle toasted oak develops into a rounded, nutty palate of yellow apple with a hint of orange and spice. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2010 ($15) The floral bouquet has a light citrus and pineapple aroma. The taste is pineapple and stone fruit with apple and honeydew melon, yielding to a crisp finish. This one is great by itself, but also makes a wonderful accompaniment to soft shell crabs. Marquis de la Tour Sparkling French Rose NV ($15) An absolute sparkler, this Loire Valley selection is salmon pink in color, with fine bubbles and an elegant floral bouquet. The cabernet franc and grenache give flavors of strawberry and raspberries, tasting round and fresh in the mouth with a long finish of red fruits. Muga Rioja Rosado 2010 ($15) The aroma of fresh peaches and pineapple follows to the palate with light yeast and balanced acidity. The long, pleasant finish ends with a freshness that makes you want another sip. Orin Swift Saldo 2009 ($28) With a typical deep, dark ruby color, this zinfandel from a top California producer has aromas of red raspberry and blackberry, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palate there is strawberry, rhubarb and sassafras spices, followed by a long, complex finish. Ponzi Rosato 2009 ($18) Rose petals, spice and ripe watermelon lead to a juicy mouth of bright strawberry and tangerine zest in this 100 percent pinot noirbased pink wine with a slight sweetness thats balanced by a finish of refreshing acidity. Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2009 ($20) Dark and full-bodied aromas of pepper and wild berry are followed by layered black raspberry and cherry flavors. Nicely balanced tannins ensure a smooth finish. Trimbach Riesling 2008 ($19) This light gold wine has a pleasant, flowery aroma with light citrus and tropical notes and a touch of minerals. Smooth and fresh, the flavors are tart and dry and the finish is complex. jimMcCRACKEN Cool picks for the long, hot summer VINOKRUPP BROTHERS / COURTESY PHOTOBlack Barts Bride u vi gn on o ral boud pineap i neappl e p ple and ng to a great by w onder o ft shel l r S p ar($ 15) L oire p in k b le s un c s o f red ry toa s t h e pa la r hubarb l owed b P o n R ose p e m elon l b right s z est in t h b ase d p s weet n f inish f an d an d pe f


Latitude Fusion Cuisine & Piano Bar>> Hours: Lunch served noon-3 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner served from 4 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, atbreads and salads, $6-$15; entrees, $17-$28; kids menu, $6 (includes entre, soft drink and ice cream sandwich) >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Booths and standard tables in dining room, high tops and bar stools in the lounge, conventional tables on patio >> Specialties of the house: Wild mushroom and escargot saut, Maine lobster mac and cheese, Old World charcuterie platter, pesto chicken, kalamata olive and feta atbread, Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese, truf e salt grilled let mignon, Marcs barbecued baby back ribs, Not Your Mommas meatloaf, Jasmines Asian ounder Francaise, Davids pesto-encrusted snapper, Mt. Fuji crusted mahi-mahi >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.latitudenaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 596-5600 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor In the know and e c hee s c hic k t han N gr g ille d r ibs, N A sia n ed s n > > V > > P > > W NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 It takes a truckload of confidence and a like amount of capital to open a 300-plusseat restaurant, particularly at the tail end of tourist season in a location thats vanquished its two previous occupants. None of that seems to intimidate Chef Ross Peterson, who owns and operates Latitude with three partners. They are all seasoned pros, although Chef Peterson is likely the best known of the group, having opened Roys Bonita Springs followed by Syrah and Trilogy in Naples. He took a hiatus as a private chef for a couple of years, but felt the itch to return to the restaurant life when this opportunity arose. Perhaps its like childbirth mothers forget the pain of delivery, which is what allows them to go on to have additional children. Theres a lot to like about Latitudes, starting with its dcor, which looks much as it did during the short-lived occupancy of Caf Italia. It resembles a well-appointed supper club filled with dark woods, oversized booths and stylish Art Deco touches. The open kitchen adds a measure of theater as well. Whoever designed the space did a superb job, incorporating enough soundabsorptive surfaces that its possible to converse with tablemates and hear the server announce the specials of the day without anyone having to use their outdoor voice. Even the singer in the bar didnt overwhelm table talk. As classily understated as the room is, the menu seems just the opposite. Its full of big, bold dishes, such as Not Your Mommas meatloaf, penne Bolognese and smoked pork chops along with some of the more complex fusion fare for which Chef Peterson is known. We munched on freshly baked rolls and sipped glasses of Phelps Le Mistral 2006 (the last year the Phelps winery bottled the Rhone style blend before selling the brand) while sifting through the many choices. karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, June 2, 5-7 p.m., Bleu Pr ovence: Discover exceptional wines from the famed Languedoc/Roussillon wine tasting with hors doeuvres; $10 (with $10 credit toward dinner that night), 1234 8th St. South; 261-8239. Thursday, June 2, 6-8 p.m., ABC F ine W ine & Spirits: Sample from a variety of wines, enjoy hors doeuvres and chat with wine experts, receive a souvenir wine glass and sample a cigar (outdoors only); $10, 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Wednesday, June 15, 6-8 p.m., T he Good Lif e of Naples: Learn how to make creative Asian appetizers at a demonstration and cooking class; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m., Ang elina s Ristorante: The Summer Wine Dinner series focuses on French food and wine this year. This dinner features Burgundies from Cote du Beaune and food to match; 24-41 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187. Reservations required. Monday, June 20, all night, N oodles I talian Caf & Sushi Bar: In honor of the restaurants 20th anniversary, enjoy a four-course dinner for two for $20, or 20-cent tiramisu or 20 percent off the whole check; 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0500. Friday, June 24, 6 p.m., Windstar C ountry Club: Opera Naples Guild holds a summer solstice with food, drink, a performance by the Opera Naples Summer Youth Program, plus live jazz; $80, 1700 Windstar Blvd., Naples; 514-7464. Reservations required.Farmers markets Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., North Naples Green Market, Collection at Vanderbilt, northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads; 5949358. The market spends the summer in 8,000 square feet of air-conditioned space across from Lifestyles Fitness. Send items to cuisine@ WEEKLY CUISINE Latitude boasts sophisticated ambience, wide-ranging menu 0 a.m., nd Tomm y d Str ee t and My companion settled on the Old World charcuterie platter ($12) when our server told her it consisted of wursts created by an Estero butcher. The selection illustrates the variety thats possible for an artisan whos well schooled in the making of sausages. The meats ranged from hard and chewy (the spicy sausage) to smooth and spreadable (the liverwurst), with an array of spices and smoked flavors. A small bowl of horseradish livened things up, as did the tiny dollop of mustard sauce at one end of the plate. We both would have liked more mustard, perhaps in a bowl like the horseradish. I tried the portobello and goat cheese flatbread ($8), which possessed a yeasty aroma and firm crust, topped with creamy cheese, big chunks of mushroom and caramelized onions. This one was so good Im going to go back to work my way through the other five versions. From the entrees, we tried a fusion dish, the Mt. Fuji crusted mahi-mahi ($23) with citronella root and oyster sauce infusion, and the classic Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese ($18) with garlic cheese bread. Two good-sized fillets of mahi topped with red and black caviar sat atop a large ball of rice and a mound of veggies surrounded by a pool of sauces, one resembling a beurre blanc, the other a darker hue. Although the fish tasted good, it had to compete with the strongly flavored sauces. It was confusing, with too many ingredients vying for attention.That was not the case for the Bolognese, however, which was terrific. The soulful sauce, full of tender ground beef, tomatoes, onions, carrots and herbs, had obviously simmered for some time to achieve such a unity of flavors. It was generously applied to a mound of al dente penne and accompanied by three pieces of warm garlic bread. We finished with carrot cake ($6) and white chocolate bread pudding ($6). Both were presented beautifully, but the carrot cake contained more cream cheese frosting than cake. It was also served cold, as if it had just been removed from a refrigerator, which affects the consistency and mutes the flavors. The bread pudding was just barely warm, with a hint of white chocolate tucked amid the layers of bread and topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce. There are some rough patches that still need work, which isnt surprising in a restaurant thats been open for less than two months. Menu items are still being fine tuned as customers offer feedback. And the service still needs some polish. One of our servers left a toxic cloud of cologne at the table whenever he stopped and even when he passed by. A servers scent good or bad should never compete with that of the food or wine. Two servers took care of us. If they were supposed to be a team, it wasnt obvious An Old World charcuterie platter features dried and cured meats and sausages created by a butcher in Estero. Portobello mushrooms, goat cheese and onions top a crusty, flavorful flatbread. Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese is a top-notch rendition of this classic dish. The Mt. Fuji crusted mahi-mahi comes with citronella root and oyster sauce infusion. White chocolate bread pudding comes warm, with or without ice cream.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY to us or to them. At one point, the young man took my plate and offered to box it for me. As he was leaving with it, the young woman appeared and asked if I wanted her to box it. Im hopeful these are simply start-up glitches that will diminish as everyone settles in. Its a lovely space, with an inventive menu and tasteful live music. Thats not a combination easily found at this latitude.