MY BUDDY HOWARD PROBABLY HAS TOLD this story a thousand times over the last 30 or so years. It was Howards first day in medical school. The instructor, a physician, was a middleaged man trim, lean and the picture of health. Less than 10 minutes into his introductory lecture, the physician paused, gazed upward and then pitched forward, landing squarely on his face. Howard and his classmates bolted from their seats and rushed to his side. But it was too late; he was dead, the victim of a massive coronary. The next time the class met, the new instructor had this to say: I know how shocking the death of Dr. Barnes was to you all. But as you continue your medical studies and begin your practices, you will discover that he was a very lucky man. He died suddenly and without pain, and he was active to the end. Not all of us are so fortunate. Howard thought the second instructor was crazy, but as the years wore on his thinking began to change. Ive seen a lot of people die, Howard told SEE DECISION, A8 BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@floridaweekly.comFinal decision Why the choice for death with dignity has become a battle L D D Last words from a man who chose his final exit.A9 >>inside:A New Yorker cartoon posted on the website for Citizens Against Runway Expansion makes the groups feelings clear. A sky full of noisy planes take off and land over an otherwise charming house for sale. A couple stands outside, considering. The caption reads: Of course, it is convenient to the airport! Now armed with an attorney who specializes in aviation law, CARE hopes to force officials including City Council, the Naples Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider the plan to extend the safety zones of the runway at Naples Municipal Airport by 510 feet on the south end and 800 feet to the north. But Mayor Bill Barnett, who is in favor of the runway expansion along with the majority of council, takes a strong stance against any reconsideration. The issue was closed as far as were concerned, he says. The City Council voted 4-3 on March 16 to approve the expansion. Even if CARE does get the city to reconsider, however, there is a BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS OF THE WEEK A21 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C14 SOCIETY C20-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. III, No. 38 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Tapping into talentThe road to nd Street isnt exactly easy. C1 Money talks As a workforce motivator, commission-based compensation works. B1 Go wild!Charity for Change invites kids to do the Giver Shiver at The Naples Zoo. A11 Top dogsHumane Society Naples wants photos of canines on the job. A20 CARE continues the battle against runway expansion BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.comSEE AIRPORT, A11
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Now that Anthony Weiner has checked himself into a place that teaches you how to refrain from tweeting your penis, it seems like an appropriate time to step back and examine the dying art of screwing up. We all do it from time to time screw up, that is. But very few of us do it well. Oddly, the rich and powerful do it less well than commoners like you and me. And these are people who pay good money to so-called crisis managers who theoretically are skilled in making the best of a bad situation. From what I can ascertain, there seems to be a template that politicians and moguls follow when they are caught doing something very, very bad. There are variations, to be sure, but the basic course of conduct is this: Deny everything in the beginning. Admit very little as the facts begin to dribble out. Trot out your spouse when the frying pan really gets hot. And finally, when you are absolutely backed into a corner, offer a blubbery, tearful apology and then hustle off into some sort of rehab facility. This has not always been the case. There have been those who knew how to take a scandal or an embarrassment or even a felony and handle it with such aplomb and skill that you found yourself rooting for them to beat the rap. Such a fellow was James E. Big Jim Folsom. The late Mr. Folsom, who served as governor of Alabama from 1947-1951 and 1955 -1959, billed himself as the little mans big friend. At 6-foot-8 and Hollywood handsome, Mr. Folsom was a hulking Lear who roamed the piney woods and gumbo prairies of Alabama in search of wrongs to right, women to woo and whiskey to guzzle. He was a gentle soul with a heart as big as his liver. Faced with a paternity suit early in his first administration, Big Jim (a bachelor) did not dodge and weave and hide behind false piety. Instead, he met the issue squarely and gave a statewide radio address. Ladies and gentlemen, Big Jim told his constituents, I know yall been hearin bad things about me. I want to set the record straight. Awhile back, some of my advisers came to me and said, Jim, your enemies are out to get you. And I said, How so? They said, Jim, your opponents are gonna take a good-lookin red-haired woman, put her in a tight, tight dress and high heels, drench her in fancy French perfume and then theyre gonna troll her back and forth in front of you. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Im gonna tell you now what I told my advisers then. I said, Boys, if thats the type of bait theyre gonna use, why, theyre gonna catch Big Jim every time! Folks, lets move past this nonsense and get on with the business of makin Alabama great! At various points in his time as governor, Big Jim was photographed swilling champagne in a bathtub and kissing a long line of models on New Yorks Fifth Avenue. He also got blisteringly drunk on Scotch in the Alabama Governors Mansion with Adam Clayton Powell, a highly controversial black congressman from Harlem who was loathed and feared by white southerners. This little party led to a move to impeach Big Jim. When asked if he had indeed killed a bottle of Scotch with Mr. Powell, Big Jim told reporters, Thats crazy. Everybody knows I dont drink nothin fancy like Scotch. I drink bourbon like all of yall. Edwin Edwards, who served four terms as governor of Louisiana and three terms as a congressman, was another man who knew how to handle scandal and God knows he had enough practice. By his own count, Mr. Edwards, a highrolling gambler who liked to shoot craps in Vegas with Frank Sinatra, was the target of two dozen investigations and grand jury inquiries conducted the U.S. Department of Justice. If any of this fazed the rakish Mr. Edwards, he hid it well. During one particularly tumultuous period, Mr. Edwards was asked to assess his chances of being re-elected governor.The only way I could lose this election, he famously remarked, is if I were found in bed with a live boy or dead girl.And, of course, he won. The feds eventually caught up the 72-year-old Mr. Edwards in 2000, and he was convicted of receiving cash in exchange for helping others receive casino licenses. Not once did he whine or complain as he was led away in chains. He even had the good grace to divorce his 35-year-old wife during his incarceration, saying he figured she should be free to get on with her life. He was released from prison earlier this year. What most high-profile miscreants fail to comprehend is that Americans will forgive a scoundrel. Do the words Bill Clinton ring a bell? But the public has little tolerance for hypocrites, and we dont like being played for a fool. It reminds me of the scene in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in which a bewildered Big Daddy asks his derelict son Brick, Now tell me, what are you disgusted with? Mendacity, Brick replies. You know what that is. Its lies and liars. That just about sums it up. When a politician like Anthony Weiner looks us squarely in the eye and asserts that he cannot say with certitude if he is viewing a photograph of his very own penis, we do not react kindly. Rather than go down that absurd road, Mr. Weiner should have followed the lead of the late Henry Ford II, who years ago was arrested for operating one of his companys vehicles while in a state of astounding intoxication. In the passengers seat of said vehicle was an incredibly stunning female who was not Mr. Fords wife. After sobering up enough to be released from jail, Mr. Ford was met by a gang of reporters who peppered him with questions. Never complain, never explain, was all Mr. Ford had to say. Words to live by. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION The violent deaths of Brian Terry and Juan Francisco Sicilia, separated by the span of just a few months and by the increasingly bloody U.S.-Mexico border, have sparked separate but overdue examinations of the so-called War on Drugs, and how the U.S. government is ultimately exacerbating the problem. On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, Agent Brian Terry was in the Arizona desert as part of the highly trained and specially armed BORTAC unit, described as the elite paramilitary force within the U.S. Border Patrol. The group engaged in a firefight, and Terry was killed. While this death might have become just another violent act associated with drug trafficking along the border, one detail has propelled it into a high-stakes confrontation between the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress: Weapons found at the scene, AK-47s, were sold into likely Mexican criminal hands under the auspices of a covert operation of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dubbed Operation Fast and Furious, the secret program aimed to trace arms sold in the U.S. to so-called straw buyers, people who buy arms on behalf of others. The ATFs operation allowed gun shops to sell bulk weapons to straw buyers who the ATF suspected were buying on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. Instead of arresting the straw buyer, considered a relatively low-level criminal by the ATF, tracing the guns as they made their way into Mexico might allow the ATF to arrest more senior members of the criminal cartels. At least, that was the plan. According to reporting by the Center for Public Integrity, 1,765 guns were knowingly sold as part of Fast and Furious. Another 300 or so were sold before the operation started. Of these more than 2,000 guns, fewer than 800 have been recovered. Two of the guns recovered were found at the site of Terrys death, in a region known as Peck Canyon, on the U.S. side of the border between Nogales, Mexico, and Tucson, Ariz. Special Agent John Dodson of the ATF was among many field agents who advised superiors that the covert operation was unwise. Their concerns were not acted on, and the operation continued. After Terrys murder, Dodson blew the whistle, first to the Justice Department, then to Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Grassley has questioned Attorney General Eric Holder, and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Republican Darrell Issa, is now engaged in hearings on the case. South of the border, Juan Francisco Sicilia and six other young men were brutally murdered last March, just seven more innocent victims in the raging violence in Mexico that has claimed more than 35,000 victims since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon began his crackdown on the drug cartels. Sicilias father is Javier Sicilia, a renowned poet and intellectual in Mexico. Soon after his sons murder, Sicilia wrote his final poem, dedicated to his son. He is now committed to the nonviolent struggle against the bloodshed in his country. He led a protest march in May from his hometown of Cuernavaca to Mexico Citys famous Zocalo, the central plaza, where 200,000 people rallied. Last weekend, he led another march, all the way to the border, and then into El Paso, Texas. Sicilia is against the cartels, for sure. But he holds Calderon, and the United States, culpable as well. He is calling for an end to the Merida Initiative, in which the U.S. provides arms and training for the Mexican military to fight the cartels. Sicilia also is calling for the legalization of drugs, a call in which he is joined, surprisingly, by the conservative former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, and increasingly by Calderon himself. Calderon is traveling in the U.S. this week, and has spoken out about the U.S. arms industry that is profiting from the sales of weapons that end up in Mexico. He also has criticized the repeal of the U.S. assault-weapons ban, which has led to a massive increase in gun violence in Mexico. A new report released by three Democratic U.S. senators finds some 70 percent of guns seized in Mexico from 2009 to 2010 came from the United States. Of the nearly 30,000 guns seized in Mexico during that period, more than 20,000 came from the U.S. If anything should be fast and furious in the United States, it should be the push for sane and sensible gun control and drug policies. Perhaps then, Javier Sicilia will start writing poetry again. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.The failed war on drugsAs a nation, we were extraordinarily blessed in our revolutionaries. It wasnt just that they were brave and determined. So were the avatars of revolution throughout the 20th century who wrecked nations and peoples. No, what makes them so wondrously distinct is that they also were just and wise, grounded always in a clear-eyed view of human nature. There is a degree of depravity in mankind, James Madison wrote in The Federalist Papers, which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust. When revolutionaries talk of depravity, it is often to brand their class or ethnic enemies for destruction. Gas chambers, prison camps and killing fields inevitably follow. The depravity of which our Founders spoke was different. It ran through the hearts of all men, themselves included. It tempered their expectations of what they could, and what they should attempt to, achieve. No secular millennium, no perfectly harmonious republic because, as Madison wrote, the latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man. Enthusiasm there certainly was a revolution is impossible without enthusiasm, Irving Kristol writes of 1776, but this enthusiasm was tempered by doubt, introspection, anxiety, skepticism. This may strike us as a very strange state of mind in which to make a revolution; and yet it is evidently the right state of mind for making a successful revolution. How did the Founders come to know man as they did? They had broad, practical experience that exposed them to humanity in its glory and its folly: as lawyers, military officers and -especially important legislators. Some knew hardship. Try, like Alexander Hamilton, making your way as a penniless, orphaned bastard from the West Indies and see if you dont pick up a few hard-boiled lessons about how the world works. They read widely, knew the classics and soaked up history. John Adams studied and wrote a book about the French civil wars of the 16th century, concluding of human affairs: Reason holds the helm, but passions are the gales. Madison undertook a yearlong study of the history of republics and confederacies prior to the writing of the Constitution. Believing experience is the oracle of truth, he endeavored to learn from this long, unrelieved record of failure. The Founders didnt let their view of reality get obscured by abstruse theories or sunny abstractions of the sort that perverted the French Revolution. No philosophes need apply. Instead, a residual Calvinism tinged their worldview. They admired the country tradition in England, characterized by a deep distrust of the crown and support for republican reforms to preserve English liberties. In this tradition, the late historian Martin Malia writes, men were neither rational nor naturally good, and human government therefore invariably tended toward corruption and despotism. In keeping with their lively view of human fallibility, our revolutionaries set about circumscribing government to limit its abuse. The Constitution wasnt quite a miracle. It was assuredly the work of men not just supremely talented statesmen and political thinkers, but some of the best social scientists the world has ever known. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Our founders, the realists A t t t k F amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly l l n r s richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly
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It was a natural fit for Ms. Scouller to get into some aspect of the family business as well. Its just that her involvement with animals was rerouted straight through the culture of couture. She moved to Florida last summer to open the Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique on Fifth Avenue South. Ms. Scouller, who lives in West Palm Beach and commutes to Naples, plans to open another store next month on Palm Beach Island the Beverly Hills of Florida, a community wealthy enough for $3,000 dog collars to be in demand. The idea for the high-end pet boutiques grew to fruition last year. I was actually in Asia backpacking around and I had been in e-mail contact with my mom and we started talking about opening a luxury pet boutique, Ms. Scouller explains. That was always a dream of ours. We had also traveled to Florida quite a few times, and then we bought a second house here and fell in love with it.Ms. Scouller is the only one of her family to move to Florida the rest still reside in Canada. Even so, her mother, Laura Scouller, and her father, Dr. Richard Maser, are integral in running Pucci & Catana. The family is looking at opening locations in Scottsdale, Ariz., Manhattan and Los Angeles if things go well here in Florida.Dad is the numbers man, Mom has crazy insight into the future, and I like to think Im more the creative designer of the team, Ms. Scouller says. Were a family of animal lovers, and the fact that we got to open a luxury pet boutique is just the icing on the cake. Ms. Scouller doesnt ride horses anymore, but enjoys her two Boston terriers, Pho and Pucci, the latter being the namesake of her boutiques and a rescue from Human Society Naples. She is, in fact, the fashion chair for HSN, dressing up and grooming shelter animals for special events. She encourages shoppers in her boutique to adopt pets through the society as well. Shoppers who visit the Fifth Avenue South shop discover a wide range of items for the most pampered of pets, from crystal-studded Susan Lanci carriers in the $3,000 range to under-$25 rain booties and pet-care products such as calming lotions for senior dogs. Theres also a special section for cats. Pets get the royal treatment at Pucci & Catana. For a couple from Russia who visited the store on a recent occasion, for instance, Ms. Scouller dressed their Chihuahua in a camouflage snow parka and matching green winter boots to keep his little feet warm. She put a Great Dane in a Burberry coat and purple rain booties. For a canine betrothal at The Ritz-Carlton, she outfitted both bride and groom in the appropriate wedding attire. And anything with bling, especially products adorned with certain crystals, is always in fashion among the bestdressed pet set. Something thats always on trend is blinging up your dog, and Swarovski crystals seem to hit the mark, Ms. Scouller says. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 me after he had been in practice for a while, and very few of them go out as nicely as Dr. Barnes. He was indeed a lucky guy. We all will die, of course, but how and under what circumstances we shall depart remain a mystery at least up until the very end. For people like Ted Goodwin, a 65-year-old Punta Gorda man, the right to choose when and how we leave this Earth is sacred and fundamental. Mr. Goodwin is not an advocate of suicide practiced willynilly, but he does believe strongly that anyone suffering from an incurable, fatal illness that causes great pain and debilitation should have the right to select the time and method of his death. This is not a matter of philosophical debate for Mr. Goodwin. It is a crusade. And, as a result of this crusade, Mr. Goodwin faces the prospect of spending up to 30 years in a Georgia prison. How Mr. Goodwin found himself in this fix is a story unto itself. He has served as president of the Final Exit Network, a national organization that claims some 4,000 members, and he counsels terminally ill patients about ending their lives on their own terms. It is a precarious legal world in which Final Exit operates, but the organization says it makes every effort to operate within the law. Those seeking guidance from Final Exit must submit medical records detailing their medical conditions and undergo physical and psychological examinations. A committee reviews this data before deciding whether an applicant is a suitable candidate what the group likes to call hastened death. Contrary to what people may believe or think, we do not assist people who are depressed or clinically suicidal, says Frank Kavanaugh of Punta Gorda, who is a member of Final Exits board. The goal of Final Exit and similar groups, according to their proponents, is to put an end to needless pain and suffering at lifes end. To avoid legal entanglements, the group does not actively assist in the act, although they will offer to sit with someone who does not wish to die alone. Yet despite these supposed safeguards, Mr. Goodwin and three other Final Exit members now face charges of assisting in a suicide attempt. Mr. Goodwin and the others were caught in a sting operation organized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. (Mr. Goodwin says he cannot comment on the specific charges while they are still pending.) According to the GBI account, Mr. Goodwin and his confederates agreed to assist and observe the death of patient suffering from pancreatic cancer. In reality, the patient was a GBI agent operating undercover. The GBI claims that a plastic bag was to be placed over the agents head. Helium was then to be pumped into the bag. This is the preferred means of death advocated by Final Exit. The GBI also alleges that Mr. Goodwin offered to hold the agents hands to prevent him from removing the bag. Final Exit vehemently states, however, that it never physically intervenes in any suicide attempts. Mr. Goodwin was charged with a variety of offenses, including assisting a suicide, evidence tampering and racketeering. And while the potential penalties are steep, opponents of the assisted death movement believe the charges are not severe enough. Stephen Drake of a group called Not Dead Yet thinks Mr. Goodwin and Final Exit should be classified as murderers. Its like approaching somebody who is on the ledge of a building and giving them a shove instead of pulling them back, he says. Mr. Goodwin awaits trial, and while he will not address specifics of the case, he says he expects to be vindicated. We operate within the law, he says. As with many end-of-life crusaders, Mr. Goodwin came to his cause through deep personal experience. It goes back to my youth, he says of his activism. When I was about 16 years old, I had a favorite aunt who was dying from a blood clot to the brain. We kept a death watch, and I had the 4 to 8 p.m. shift. In a room to next to his aunts, a woman lay dying from ovarian cancer. She had wasted to 70 pounds and writhed in agony day after day. Her eyes had become black circles, and a nurse told Mr. Goodwin that the womans cancer had spread to her bones. The nurse said virtually every bone in this poor womans body was broken and that when they turned her over in bed, it was like moving a bag filled with broken glass, he recalls. To Mr. Goodwin, it made no sense to endure such suffering when there was no hope for cure or recovery. He eventually joined the Hemlock Society and later split from that group to become a part of Final Exit. Frank Kavanaugh became active in Final Exit after a long career in health care administration. Before retiring to Punta Gorda, Dr. Kavanaugh, who holds a doctorate in health care administration, taught at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. We prefer to talk about aid to dying, rather than suicide, he says. Suicide implies something psychotic, a psychiatric condition. We are not here to help depressed people end their lives. We would be glad to help them to get treatment for their depression, but that is not what we are all about. Dr. Kavanaugh says Final Exit and other groups would like to see laws enacted along the lines of Oregons Death with Dignity Act, which was passed in 1997. Oregons law allows terminally ill residents to end their lives through the voluntary selfadministration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. In a study released last year, it was shown that 525 patients had died since 1997 under the provisions of the Death with Dignity Act. The median age of those ending their lives was 72, and 78 percent of those who consumed lethal medication had cancer. As Dr. Kavanaugh points out, often times Oregonians will request lethal pills but never use them. Just knowing they have an option if the pain and suffering gets too unbearable sometimes provides an incentive to live, he says. They think they made it through today, so maybe they can make it through tomorrow. The key is that they feel like they have some control. Margie Rinaldi, who formerly headed the Hemlock Society in Lee and Collier counties, says anyone who expects Florida to follow Oregons lead regarding physician-assisted suicide is living in a fantasy world. This area is so very, very conservative that its just not going to happen, she says. It is a very religious area, and evangelicals and Catholics, in particular, are strongly opposed to assisted death. Beyond the conservatism, she adds, is the fact that most of us dont want to address the topic of death. By and large, she says, a lot of people dont want to think theyre going to die. I mean look at someone like Hugh Hefner who goes out and marries someone who could be his granddaughter. Thats a man running from his own mortality. Indeed, some Floridians seem to believe that accumulated wealth translates to something approaching immortality. In Palm Beach, for example, there are no hospitals, no funeral homes and no cemeteries. Ms. Rinaldi, 73, is not one of those people. She retired from her duties with the Hemlock Society because of ill health. She has had triple-bypass heart surgery and she is realistic about her prospects of reaching old age. My goodness, heart disease is all over my family, she says. Strokes, heart attacks my family has it all. I once asked my doctor about going on the Pritikin Diet, and he said it might help my heart, but Id probably end up dying from cancer. Not for me. A quick heart attack is the way to go. Ms. Rinaldi is a former registered nurse and lawyer and both professions profoundly influenced her thinking toward death and dying. Ive seen how ugly things can get at the end of someones life, she says. Thats not for me, and it shouldnt be for anyone else who doesnt wish to endure agony and indignity. Final Exit and other groups offer tips and suggestions on their websites about how to ensure that your end-oflife wishes are respected. A visit to a lawyer also can be beneficial. Assisted death advocates say discussions with family members well in advance of illness are essential to avoid misunderstandings at the very end. But the decision to end ones life cannot be reduced to legal paperwork. It is a matter of immense philosophical import. There are two camps in this debate (over assisted suicide), says Kevin Aho, associate professor of philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. One camp holds that all life is sacred, although there can be exceptions in this camp for things like war and capital punishment. The other view holds human beings have the right to choose to terminate life. Dr. Aho, who along with his father James Aho co-authored the book Body Matters: A Phenomenology of Sickness, Disease and Illness, says the second camp embraces a utilitarian position that seeks to act in a way that promotes happiness and relieves suffering. In many instances, the happiness promoted extends past the person who is directly suffering, he says. Spouses who can no longer bear the sight of a loved ones suffering often find solace in death that is free from pain and anxiety. A hospital or a medical facility may also benefit by having a bed freed for a patient who does have a chance for recovery and wellness. The divide between these two points of view is great, Dr. Aho points out, w hich helps t o explain why assisted suicide remains such a heated topic. The late Dr. Jack Kevorkian also did much to shape the debate regarding assisted suicide. While many advocates acknowledge Dr. Kevorkians role in publicizing the issue, they also concede that his eccentric ways, abrasive personality and penchant for publicity were not always helpful to the cause. In many parts of Western Europe Switzerland being a notable example supervised suicide (and not just in cases involving terminal illnesses) is legal and accepted. Suicide tourism is a term that is used to describe the migration of people to places like Switzerland for the sole purpose of ending life. It seems bizarre that Americans, lets say, would have to travel abroad to end their lives, Dr. Aho says. He regards organizations like Final Exit and the Hemlock Society as skidding down a slippery slope. Unlike Oregon, where medical supervision is rigorous and all facets of the process are monitored, this do-it-yourself manner of life ending can be fraught with a myriad of complications and unintended consequences, he says. This putting a bag on the head, for example, he says. What if it is not done correctly? What if it results in brain damage and not death? Final Exit, for example, cites its rigorous research as a safeguard, but the fact that the person actually performing the act must essentially do it DECISIONFrom page 1 KAVANAUGH GOODWIN There are two camps in this debate (over assisted suicide). One camp holds that all life is sacred, although there can be exceptions in this camp for things like war and capital punishment. The other view holds human beings have the right to choose to terminate life. Kevin Aho, associate professor of philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. COURTESY PHOTOThis billboard was erected along I-75 in Sarasota, causing consternation among the areas Catholic diocese.AHO
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We Do Complete Home Remodeling FORT MYERSHANSONFOWLER ST METRO PKWYWINKLER COLONIAL N S NAPLESPELCIAN BAY BLVDVANDERBILT BEACH RD IMMOKALEE RD NS VD 41 on his or her own does give room for pause. Dr. Aho says he would be more comfortable if Final Exit and other advocacy groups put most of their efforts into changing policies regarding assisted suicide and spent less time offering advice and instruction over how to accomplish that goal. It just seems problematic that people have to go to these websites to get this information in something of an underground way, he says. And if these advocacy groups feel so strongly about their efforts to facilitate suicides, Dr. Aho says they should be prepared to pay the legal consequences. Ted Goodwin says nothing would please him more than to the see the legal landscape regarding assisted suicides undergo a seismic shift. He wishes there was no need for Final Exit or the Hemlock Society or any other such group. But he also knows that will not occur during his lifetime. And, yes, he says he is fully prepared to suffer any consequence for his actions. We knew that one day we would sustain an arrest, he says. We knew it was coming. The trap was laid, and I was caught in the middle of it. Looking ahead, he says: Do I want to spend 30 years in prison? Of course not. But this is an individual justice issue, and thats worth fighting for. My family knows that, and they support me. I think we will prevail legally, that the law is on our side. But if we dont, I dont anticipate a 30-year sentence. Maybe I will be get 15 years, if it comes to that, and maybe I would be out in eight or nine years. Who knows? But Im willing to face whatever waits down the road. In his 84 years, Leonard Lubin led an exemplary life. At the tender age of 19, he was a World War II American military hero who liberated prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. He went on to live a long and full life in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a dedicated family man and civil liberties attorney. Florida Weekly interviewed Mr. Lubins son, Lance, and received permission to reprint his fathers final letter to his loved ones and another to the authorities. The letters articulate an informed decision to leave this life. I can assure you that this letter was written over and over again, Mr. Lubins son Lance said. He was a great lover of the written word. What drove this is that he was in absolute agonizing pain. He made the decision years before. But he wouldnt tell anyone when it was going to be. Hed had a series of small strokes and was afraid of a full stroke and having to wait out years helpless in a hospital bed, Lance Lubin said. Leonard Lubin signed and dated two final documents one for his loved ones and one for the authorities noting the April 2009 date and time he enacted his final decision. Lance Lubin remembers his fathers remarkable life as an attorney fighting for the rights of the mentally incompetent. His work was emblematic, Lance Lubin said. If somebody asked me to summarize his life, it would be personal autonomy, Leonard Lubins son said. He was a champion of that. These excerpts from Leonard Lubins final letters are respectfully reprinted with permission from the Lubin family to illustrate the final choice of one remarkable man. ____________ Excerpts from Mr. Lubins letter to investigating authorities: I decided to end my life because my continued suffering and disability from chronic, unrelenting pain and my inability to breathe adequately became unbearable to me and because my medical conditions have been diagnosed as progressive and degenerative without any cure. My decision is mine alone, made in a normal state of mind I am a member of the Final Exit organization and have studied self delivery (suicide) for many years and made the decision to end my life myself and alone. Excerpts from Mr. Lubins letter to loved ones: By the time you read this, it will have become known that I ended my life myself, by the act as known in the Death with Dignity Community as Rational Self Deliverance and by the population at large as suicide. There can be a good life and good death, without the bankrupting cost in money and the shattering cost in emotional and psychic distress. (There are those who) believe that when life becomes little more than the burden of the daily endurance of pain and no longer allows for a day in the Churchillian sunny uplands that it is rational, sensible and especially desirable to terminate and deliver oneself from those demons that make life an abyss for self and for those who care about them. I dearly and fully loved my family and friends ... and derived the greatest joy and happiness from their being. So I ask that I be celebrated and that you think of me happily. I wish you all happy lives, rich in joy and love. Goodbye. One lifes final notesBY KATHY GREYkgrey@ oridaweekly.com
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Myers, FL 33919 (239) 481-8200 When: June 24-26 Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 1pm-4pm Giddyup!When a strain of equine herpes led to a temporary quarantine at horse farms in central Utah, the sponsors of the Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen contest in May had a dilemma, but instead of canceling the competition in which the cowgirls show their skills on horseback, they decided to conduct the show except with the girls riding stick ponies to get style points. Former queen Savanna Steed told KSL-TV the change would be good because it would better test riders knowledge of the routines instead of their relying on their horses to make the moves. Religious messages Indias Ganges River has become famously polluted, in part by reverent Hindu pilgrims who toss offerings (such as clothing, statues and the cremated ashes of loved ones) into it in hope of prosperous lives and holy afterlives. Hindu immigrants in New York City, without access to the Ganges, have called upon Jamaica Bay as a stand-in. The formerly quiet waters adjacent to JFK International Airport now ebb and flow with similar offerings that ultimately litter the bays federal recreation area shoreline. Hindu community leaders in New York, with only mixed success, constantly urge greater environmental sensitivity. From time to time, clever rabbis suggest ways of bypassing ancient Talmudic laws that restrict observant Jews behavior on the Sabbath (a day of rest). In April, Rabbi Dror Fixler, an electro-optics expert from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, said he could foresee a day when even driving a car might be permitted on the Sabbath. The driver would wear an encephalography helmet that could catch brain signals and transmit them to a cars operating and steering system, removing the need for action on the drivers part (thus theoretically leaving him at rest). Questionable judgments The recent Memorial Day weekend was a time of reflection for the residents of Long Island, N.Y.s Shelter Island, who were honoring a soldier from the neighborhood who had recently been killed in Afghanistan. The local American Legion placed new, heavy-duty American flags on telephone poles along a parade route, but only afterward was informed that Long Island Power Authority, which owns the poles, is required by state law to charge an unwaivable rental fee for the poles. Principal Terry Eisenbarth apologized to parents and children at Washington Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in May and promised to stop his ritual whammies, in which he summons kids on their birthdays to his office, sings Happy Birthday to them, and ceremonially spanks the childs backside with a cushioned hockey stick (with the number of whacks equaling the childs age). NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATECyber smoochingTokyos Kajimoto Laboratory has created a tongue-kissing machine to enable lovers to suck face over the Internet, according to a May CNN report. At separate locations, the pair place special straws in their mouths and mimic a deep kiss, which is recorded and transmitted to each others straws. Researcher Nobuhiro Takahashi sees profit in celebrity tongue-kissing applications, but said more work is needed to establish individual taste, breathing and tongue moistness. (Another team of Japanese researchers, using a harness-type device, reported making similar advances in Internet hugging, with sensors that mimic lovers heartbeats and even their spines tingling and stomachs butter flies.) Hairy playmateMattel revealed that its best-selling fashion doll in the last year, for the age-6-andup market, has been the teen werewolf Monster High model, Clawdeen Wolf, who comes with heavy makeup, a short skirt and high boots, and who supposedly spends her time waxing, plucking and shaving. (Says Clawdeen, in promotional materials, My hair is worthy of a shampoo commercial, and thats just what grows on my legs.) Though Mattel claims the doll celebrates girls imperfections, a counselor told Fox News she was appalled that the company tells young girls they need to sculpt, tweeze, wax and ... change their bodies to attract men. Fine points of the lawIn a pre-trial motion in a Chicago court case in May, the defense lawyer for Exotic Motors Inc., which is being sued over car repairs, complained about plaintiffs lawyers unusual decision to permit a female paralegal to sit at their courtroom table, especially since she is a large-breasted woman. Her sole purpose at the table, lamented defense lawyer Thomas Gooch, was to draw the attention of the jury, presumably in favor of the plaintiffs. Mr. Gooch later told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin that he was concerned only with her qualifications to sit at the table.
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Member FNRA, SIPC, Southern Trust Financial Planning Inc. is not af liated with the Securities America companies.9420 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 202 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 This week, our intrepid explorer takes an excursion into his own yard. Im not much of a cat person. Theyre cute and all, but every one Ive ever been given temporary stewardship of has: 1. Sprayed an object I had previously found useful, or 2. Subcontracted the job to a second cat otherwise unaffiliated with my household. While cats are pretty great at managing the rodents who come with waterfronts and palm trees, but their technique could be improved. As much as I appreciate the thought, a full-grown wharf rat left as a token of affection on the doormat is as unwelcome as the fleas hopping off of its cold carcass. Thats why I love my snakes. Well, theyre not my snakes, but we do share a homestead. Like most aspects of Southwest Florida, the local snakes are much more benign than the ill-tempered poisonous reptiles that frequented my south Louisiana childhood. Im too suburban and saltwater-surrounded to have diamondback rattlers, but even those are polite enough to tell you when youre in their space. My snakes are clowns and acrobats, as beautiful as they are neat. Apart from the marvel of an elegant old suit of clothes occasionally left on the lawn, they are clean, quiet and self-sufficient. Palmetto bugs, rodents of most kinds and those loudmouthed Cuban tree frogs are all on their menu. The most visible of the clan are the thin black speedsters commonly called black racers, Coluber constrictor. They hang out all over the garden and foundation plantings, amazing in their extreme length (sometimes over 4 feet) and relatively tiny heads. Splayed out on the driveway while working on my motorcycle one day, I grabbed one thinking it was an air hose laying among a clutter of tools. We both had a good laugh about it later, but there was some initial mutual confusion. I love how they shake their tails when accidentally cornered, and cruise around with muscular grace. Watching them achieve warp speed is a wonder. Still, black racers are not the smartest critters. A couple of winters back, I found For goodness, snakesEXCURSIONS a sleek black beauty acting all nonchalant in the middle of a white bathroom rug. Camouflage is not really their strong suit. Pulled another out of the pool last week and had to lay it on a pile of bricks to warm up enough to slink off. Why are the pretty ones always so ditzy? A more recent arrival in the garden is the yellow rat sake, Pantherophis alleghaniensis, code name the Enforcer. Pretty gnarly looking at first glance, what with the muscular jaws and determined stare, but an affable softy where humans are concerned. Rats, on the other hand, sleep poorly when the Enforcers on the prowl. These tend to come inside when it starts to get cold, but dont really mind being picked up and introduced to a more favorable spot. Their bright ocher skin is a nice contrast to the greens and browns of the garden, and they take care of business without all that mewing and hairball stuff. The last frequent visitor isnt a snake at all, but it wears the uniform. Eastern glass lizards, Ophisaurus ventralis, are shorter and plumper than most snakes, and have eyelids and prominent ear openings. They gave up legs, for aesthetic reasons I suppose. It would be in line with the rest of the costume, because they look like living jewels. Unfortunately, these guys are on the decline in our nape of the woods. My little colony was founded when I rescued one from an untimely end at the local Big Lots. It must have hitchhiked in a shipment of pots, only to wake up to a screaming worker brandishing a floor scraper. Now its much happier burrowing in my mulch, dispatching creepy crawlies while looking fabulous the whole time. The occasional more exotic reptile passes through, but these three are happily ensconced around the old place and go a long way toward making my house a home. Even if snakes give you the shakes, please give them a little space. Theyre very much part of what makes our habitat click. And who would you rather have for neighbors, anyway repulsive roaches and rats or sexy, slinky serpents? Thikiidlk b m o cl b lo th w.deanPULLEY email@example.com A black racer attempting camoflauge: Maybe if I stay real still. The yellow rat snake: I always win the rat race. The Eastern glass lizard: Dont hate me because Im beautiful.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Get Florida Weekly for iPadTM on the App store and read your favorite newspaper just like the hard copy. FREE FOR ALL THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download it FREE today!iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Theres still time to join the summer session of All About Me, a self-esteem building group for girls ages 8-14 presented by Youth Haven. Sessions meet from 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday through July 27 at Youth Haven, 5867 Whitaker Road in East Naples. Youth Haven staff clinician Kristin Carolan leads the weekly group meetings that address emerging self-esteem challenges and help girls develop strength, courage, confidence, honesty and communication skills. The curriculum is designed to guide girls in learning how to: Increase their selfconfidence and sense of individualism; Recognize and believe in their inner beauty by identifying their strengths and best attributes; Interpret and dispute todays negative media messages; Overcome peer pressure; and Build better relationships with their parents, teachers and friends. The pressures confronting young girls today to look a certain way or act a certain way in order to be accepted by their peers continue to rise, says Kim Weisberg, supervisor of the Children & Family Counseling Center at Youth Haven. No one is perfect, she adds. We all have something uniquely beautiful about us. It is our hope that through this program, girls will learn to hold on to their voices, stay true to themselves and appreciate others for their differences. Cost per participant for the All About Me series, including materials and refreshments, is $40. For more information or to register, call 687-5167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth Haven runs the popular program year round; fall dates will be announced later this summer. Youth Haven is Collier Countys only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-14 who are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children in crisis and first step in a long journey back to trust, confidence and joy. Youth Haven also provides homeand communitybased counseling for at-risk families in the hopes of keeping children out of the foster care system. Youth Haven provides services to more than 1,600 children and family members annually. For more information, visit www.youthhaven.net. Local author talks with students about feelingsIts All About Me for girls at Youth Haven this summer COURTESY PHOTOCaryn Hacker-Buechel reads from her book to students at Mike Davis Elementary School. Childrens book author and psychotherapist Caryn Hacker-Buechel, one of the newest members of the David Lawrence Center board of directors, spent the day just before summer break talking with students at Mike Davis Elementary and Gulfview Middle schools about understanding feelings and dealing with anger. Ms. Hacker-Buechel read a chapter from her book A Bully Grows Up: Erik Meets the Wizard and autographed a copy as a gift for each child. She encouraged her audiences to read the book over the summer and discuss it with their parents. She also explained that help dealing with feelings and bullying was always available at the David Lawrence Center. Information about the centers comprehensive childrens programs and services was sent home with each child as well. I believe emotional awareness and health needs to be as important as intellectual and/or athletic endeavors, she says, adding the optimal time to effect any change is when people are young. It was a great experience volunteering on behalf of the David Lawrence Center in order to do my part to help create a more balanced, emotionally aware, assertive and verbal generation. Free presentations are scheduled through the David Lawrence Center speakers bureau for businesses, clubs and organizations, churches and schools with the goal of prevention, awareness, advocacy and improved access for those in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Programs focus on how to identify warning signs, what services are available in Collier County and how to access care. From my experience in the mental health field, I have learned that kindness is paramount to personal growth, whether my own or someone elses, Ms Hacker-Buechel says. I loved spending the day with the children, offering them emotional support and promoting conscious kindness. It was mutually beneficial for the kids, teachers, the David Lawrence Center and for me. Through its eight locations in Collier County, the nonprofit center provides innovative and affordable mental health and substance abuse services. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. For more information, call 455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGThe passionate people who deliver compassionate care are the primary reason NCH is such an exceptional hospital. This week Im happy to share the stories of three sterling examples. n Pat Wagner, R.N., literally grew up at NCH, starting 40 years ago in the Intensive Care Unit as an LPN, when the third floor of the downtown campus was about to open and we were still delivering babies on the old 1-South unit. Prior to joining our staff, Ms. Wagner worked and learned from two nuns in an ICU. She remembers when cataract patients were hospitalized for days and heart attack patients for weeks. As she puts it: Everything has changed so. Acuity is so high, technology is everywhere. Ms. Wagner became an R.N. in 1975 and continued for 12 more years in the ICU. Later, she filled in as the relief night supervisor for another legendary NCH stalwart and fellow R.N., Jessie Brown. Ms. Wagner worked everywhere in the system, mostly on nights, for many years and finally settled into the role of administrative coordinator. Upon her recent retirement, she left a legacy of a steady, positive, reassuring, communicative, empathetic and complimentary style that calmed many crises, solved innumerable problems, assisted so many families and helped create the can do culture of NCH.n Elaine Wade, R.N., is another recent retiree. She started as a school nurse and department of one 15 years ago. Back then, our public schools had no on-site health-care facilities, which meant children with asthma often ended up in the hospital emergency room.Ms. Wade changed all that by helping create the school nurse program. Today that program boasts 37 nurses and assistants and nine certified athletic trainers in 56 schools. Sometimes it wasnt easy, but Ms. Wade had the courage and stubbornness to persevere when resources seemed unavailable. The program, which has been supported by charitable contributions from leaders like Mr. and Mrs. Dolph von Arx and institutions like NCH and the school board, averages nearly 60,000 visits per year. Its staff members treat everything from head lice to new onset diabetes (an all too frequent occurrence).We all owe Ms. Wade who served as president of the National Association of School Nurses, received the NASN Distinguished Service Award and was named an NASN Fellow a great debt of gratitude. n Finally, clinical technician Judith Bond received unsolicited recognition from Claire Ralli. Ms. Ralli wrote to Jon King, ICU microsystem R.N., about how she had worked with Ms. Bond on a patient requiring lots of love and care in order to get him to eat. Judith not only created concoctions that pleased his palate but that got him the calories that he desperately needed in order to gain strength. Judith was cognizant of this patients changing tastes due to medications as well as his lack of appetite. She made sure to get him excited about the meal she had for him. She developed a routine and rapport with the patient and his wife that was instrumental in keeping his spirits high, even in the critical care unit. The patient successfully moved on to the regular medical floor, thanks to the compassionate and competent work of Ms. Bond and her associates. Its really no mystery why NCH is regarded as such a high quality healthcare institution. Its because people like Ms. Wagner, Ms. Wade and Ms. Bond make it so. We are fortunate and grateful to have such extraordinary coworkers. Extraordinary coworkers make NCH staff fortunate, grateful TO YOUR HEALTH h a n I C s u s t allenWEISS email@example.com Health department offersNew data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates there are more than 1.7 million Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, the CDC reports, at least 25 percent of those people do not know that they are HIV-positive. The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 14 and 64 take an HIV test at least once a year. In observance of the 17th annual National HIV Testing Day coming up Monday, June 27, the Collier County Health Department is offering free AIDS the week of June 27-31. There have been nearly 1,400 reported cases of HIV/ AIDS in Collier County, with the average number of new cases for the past 10 years at 68 cases a year, according to the health department. In the United States, an estimated 52,000 people are newly infected with HIV every year, and 8 percent of those cases are in Florida. The decision to take an HIV test is the first step in taking responsibility for your health and the health of others with whom you are intimately involved. Free HIV testing will be conducted at the following: l l Marion E. Fether M edical Center 1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee; 658-3000 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-31 l l Project HELP, 3123 Terrace Ave., N aples; 649-1404 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-31 Free Rapid HIV testing will be conducted at: l Collier County Health Department 419 First St., Immokalee; 2527300 1-4 p.m. June 27-31 Free Rapid HIV testing and STD and HEP screening will be conducted at: l l Collier County Health Department 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, in the Collier County Government Complex, Naples; 252-8593 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29 Rapid HIV testing at Collier County Health Department in Naples is normally $20. Free tests will be offered again on Sept. 26-28. For more information, call Nilda Proenza, Collier County Health Department HIV/AIDS and hepatitis program manager, at 252-2683. STRAIGHT TALK Bonita health center offers $20 physicalsBonita Community Health Center is offering low-cost back-to-school and sports physicals and extended hours at the walk-in clinic at 3501 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs. Back-to-school and sports physicals are $20, and no appointment is necessary. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. With more than 50 physicians on-site, Bonita Community Health Center is a comprehensive facility with a full radiology department as well as physical rehabilitation, pain management and surgery centers. Founded in 2000, the center is a partnership between Lee Memorial Health System and NCH Healthcare System. For more information, call 949-1050. Free workshop about congestive heart failureThose caring for someone suffering from congestive heart failure can learn patientand self-care techniques at a free workshop from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Ispiri community center on the Avow Hospice campus. Topics include: n Understanding Congestive Heart Failure: How the Disease Manifests and Progresses, presented by Dr. Paul Mitchell; n Tips for Taking Care of the CHF Patient: Real-life Techniques for Increasing Comfort and Improving Quality of Life, presented by Mary Brodeur, R.N.; and n How to Ease Your Worries and Physical Stress with Music, SelfMassage, Guided Imagery and Other Techniques, presented by Karla Mramor, LMT-BC, and Louise Kenny, LCSW. Reservations are requested. Avow Hospice volunteers may be available to sit with patients while their caregivers attend the session. To register or for more information, call 649-3689. Summer sees drop in blood suppliesCommunity Blood Center has experienced a bigger than usual drop in summertime supplies, and donors are urged to give. Types O+ and A+ are especially needed. All who give at a bloodmobile drive or fixed site center this month will receive a $5 gift card to Patrics Restaurant in Naples. All donors also become eligible to win the summer grand prize of four adult, two-day passes to Busch Gardens and an overnight stay at Wingate by Windham, Tampa. 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. Donors can give blood every 56 days. Minimum age to give blood is 16 with parent present; there is no upper age limit.For a list of upcoming bloodmobile locations, visit www.givebloodcbc.org. and 8 l l Coll i er Coun ty Health De pa rtFree HIV/AIDS testing
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 NEWS A19 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & Surgeoncomplete medical exam with one of our board certi ed eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 06/30/2011Naples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal.CODE: FW00 Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 150 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care W e are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Southwest F lorida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F lorida will house 148 beds and many specialty servic es to treat the most critically-i ll childr en and their families.For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation The Florida Department of Children and Families has scheduled two Southwest Florida meetings to gather information on the local child welfare system. Topics of discussion will include the current system of care, gaps in services to children and families, local priorities and the continuum of care. Everyone is invited to speak about what is needed to serve children and families. Meetings are set for: n In Fort Myers: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Joseph P. DAlessandro Office Complex, 2295 Victoria Ave. n Naples: 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road. For more information, call Erin Gillespie at DCF at 243-4299. Public invited to discuss local child welfare systemWe all know that hot and humid weather will be with us for the next few months. So what does this mean for your workout routine? When the temperatures soar, our natural inclination is to stay inside where its cool, says Natalie Lahnan of Naples/ Marco Island Adventure Boot Camp for Women. But doing the same old treadmill routine time after time can get pretty boring. You really do need to exercise outdoors, because thats where all the fun is. And dont even think about slacking off and not exercising at all, using the hot weather as an excuse. You have to keep up your workout schedule regardless of weather or seasons, Ms. Lahnan says. If you let it slide, all those high-calorie summer splurges like potato salad, brats, beer and ice cream will pile on extra pounds. The important thing, she points out, is to cool down your summer workout by taking some sensible precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Just as you wouldnt go outside in the dead of winter without proper gear and preparation, the same holds true for the summer. For a healthy fun in the sun experience, she suggests the following: n If you have health issues, ask your doctor if you can work out outdoors. Thats a good advice for anyone starting a new exercise program, at any time of year. Dont give in to the summer heat by giving up your outdoor workoutSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYn Schedule your workout early in the day (before 10 a.m.) or later (after 7 p.m.), when its not as hot. n Wear exercise-appropriate clothing. While cotton is comfortable, it traps sweat and perspiration and clings to your skin. Performance fabrics made of polyester and/or Lycra blends are a better choice. Also, make sure to wear a hat and sunglasses. n Protect your skin from harmful sunrays with a high-SPF, waterproof and sweat-resistant sunscreen, even when its cloudy or hazy outside. Apply it to the whole body, not just the face. n Drink often. Hydration is essential during a summer workout. Drink water before, during and after your routine, even if you arent thirsty. After a particularly intense or sweaty session, switch to a low-sugar sports drink with electrolytes those important salts, minerals and other chemical compounds that replenish the depleted fluids.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 The Collier County Health Department and the Collier Mosquito Control District remind residents that horses, dogs and cats are susceptible to mosquitoborne diseases just like humans. During the 2010 mosquito season, four local horses had to be euthanized due to contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Dogs and cats are susceptible to a mosquito-borne disease called dog heartworm that can be fatal. The good news is that there are vaccines to prevent horses from being infected by EEE and West Nile virus, and maintenance plans of prescribed medications will guard dogs and cats from dog heartworm. Informed, proactive owners are the key to safeguarding pets from mosquito-borne diseases. Contact your veterinarian for the latest information on preventative options, including vaccinations. The health department also reminds people of the five Ds of protecting themselves and their families from being bitten by mosquitoes: n Avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. n Dress so your skin is covered: Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. n Drain stagnant water so mosquitoes cannot thrive. n Wear insect repellent containing DEET. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses and mosquito control treatment schedules, visit he Collier Mosquito Control District at www. CMCD.org or call the Collier County Health Department at 252-8226. Take steps to protect animals from mosquito-born diseases H ea l t h i er t i ses dueto na ri an t i o in b n ingdu Friday, June 24, is National Take Your Dog to Work Day, as decreed by Pet Sitters International as a way to celebrate the companionship of every good canine. In honor of the occasion, Humane Society Naples is launching a photo contest. Take your furry, four-legged best friend (actually, any domestic animal qualifies) to the office or jobsite, snap a picture and submit it for consideration to www. hsnaples.org no later than Thursday, June 30. The pick of the litter will be selected and announced online Friday, July 1. The winning photo will be displayed on the home page of www.hsnaples.org along with a link to the top dogs place of Take Your Dog to Work Day inspires photo contestbusiness. A $50 basket of pet-pampering products and a gift certificate for veterinary services at HSN will also be part of the prize. Although only one entry per family will be accepted, multiple animals can be in the photograph. The business sign is also permitted. Pet lovers who cannot take their animals to work are urged to ask the boss for permission to hold an office fundraiser for HSN or to ask colleagues to bring in clean towels for donation to the shelter. Veruca, a 4-year-old Boston terrier, happily travels with her owners, Joe Du Bois and Jane Avery-Du Bois, between the Trek bicycle stores they own in Naples and Estero. According to the About Our Staff page at www.trekbikesflorida.com, Verucas quick accelerations across the showroom floor have commentators comparing her with cycling greats like Alessandro Petachii. And since she joined the Trek team, the site says, Sales are up 20 percent and customer satisfaction has never been better. Although he would love to find a permanent home, Buster Beany seems to enjoy his temporary position at Humane Society Naples.COURTESY PHOTOS he lo a ne B B se en te po H S N C PH f y n n s o e y e s e s o m d Although For more information, visit www.hsnaples.org or contact Ericka Basile at 6431880, ext. 19, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PurchaseMust have coupon at time of purchase Then, suddenly, I heard a funny noise. The dog was on the landing looking at a squirrel. I said, Oh, good boy! Good boy! and he suddenly let loose with this eardeafening roar and kept barking. Somewhere hed gotten the idea that he shouldnt make a peep. I disa vowed him of that. If a rescued dog has baggage, usually its from anxiety issues or because he has spent years living in the backyard. Its confusing to a dog to start living inside, where people use the toilet while he must go outside. Now hes in the house, and hes not going to know the rules. He may be tentative and apprehensive. Hell watch for rules, but hell figure it out quickly, Saul said. Or he will think rugs are porous like grass and are good to pee on, but thats a smart dog who has never had exposure. Theres great hope for that dog. To decrease the number of pets surrendered for behavioral issues and to help new adoptees in their new home, PetFinder launched its Train FurKeeps program. It involves using positive rewards to train a dog so that a bond is created. Our belief is that a bond will determine whether you go back or not, Saul said. Even if the dog came with some baggage, if theres a bond, people will work through it. You learn to converse with each other and teach life skills. Youll adjust more quickly. All dogs need mental stimulation, and they need to have fun during training. It shouldnt be only basic obedience. If youre spending time learning fun tricks, the rest of the relationship will fall into place. If youve trained a dog to turn and look at his butt when you go, Phhht, thats a bond. People wont return that dog. BY PHYLLIS DEGIOIA_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyAdopted dogs need time to settle into their new homessaid that for the first week the dog was perfect. Then all of a sudden, the behavior of a 6-month-old puppy came out, and the dog ate all of the kids toys, all of the womans shoes, and chewed the leg of the dining room table. She was behaving well because she didnt know her place, Saul said, and then she got into a good place and realized she was here for good, and she was going to come out. Another dog Saul had for six months just whined once in a while but was otherwise silent. A rescued adult dog needs patience while adjusting to his new home. In the beginning, he will be on his best behavior, but at some point a few weeks or months, sometimes a year you will see that he has become comfortable and knows hes home. Dogs who have lived only outdoors or were neglected or abused will typically take longer to adjust than rescues who have already lived the good life in a home. And some dogs may take six months or even a year before they begin to bark or engage in other common canine behaviors. It takes some time for a dog to understand that this is not a halfway house, this is not a stopping point, and its a real deal, said Betsy Banks Saul, founder of PetFinder. Its a miraculous moment if you catch it. Saul fostered a polite dog who had screaming nightmares once a week. After the dog went to her new home, the owner called two weeks later to say that there hadnt been any nightmares. But she also PET TALES Rescued and relaxed Adoptions require patience, since dogs cannot know the rules of a new home the day they come home. Pets of the Week >>Chewi is about 3 months old and has long hair and a personality that will steal your heart. A total lap cat, he loves to be petted.>>Snoopy is a redbone hound/Labrador retriever mix whos about 10 months old and 50 pounds of sweetness. He likes cats and is good on his >>Trina is an American bull terrier mix whos about 4 months old. Smart, alert and friendly, she can hold her ears out like shes ready to y. >>Mia is about 3 years old. Her bright yellow eyes contrast vividly against her soft black coat. She loves people and gets along well with other cats.To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit www.collierpets.com to search for a lost pet or to nd a new pet.
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FOSSWebNYC, California edition All over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. With tenderness have these come up out of the ground. Black Elk, Prayer for All Life Queer... is an identity without an essence. David Halperin ...feminine propensities, such as a fondness for gay color, for pieces of calico, comparing and placing them together, and an aversion for bodily labor and an inability to perform the same, were remarked by many.... Dr. William James Barry, re Levi SuydamLiberty: that is to say, the chance of transhumanizing by developing potentialities to the fullest extent... Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself not just sporadically, but in its entirety... Julian Huxley, New Bottles for New WineWhen a new life form enters this arena, when a baby is born, there is inevitably one question that is supreme: Is it a boy or a girl? (This is quickly followed by the size question. There is a connection.) This first question continues to reign at the top of every questionnaire and application, whatever its purpose, across the entire life span. This is preeminent piece of identifying information, the essential form question that appears right after name inquiry. When we see someone face to face, we only ask name. We assume form, without thought, as sure as the knee-jerk reflex. But, wait.In 1843, Levi Suydam, a 23-year-old resident of Salisbury, Conn., wanted to vote as a Whig in a close and hot local election. It was then 80 years before suffrage would be extended to females. Locals did not want Suydam to vote because they felt he was more female than male. So Dr. William James Barry was called upon to do a physical examination. He did so, and encountered a phallus. Suydam was permitted to vote. But it was not so simple. Dr. Barry later confirmed that Suydam also had a vagina that menstruated. Now what?Dr. Ann Fausto-Sterling writes that there are really five sexes. She calls them male, female, merm, ferm and herm. It is beyond the speculum of this pirate to outline the presence or absence of penis, vagina, ovary, testicle and beyond in each of these forms. Suffice it to say that the latter three forms are inter-sexed. The physiology emphasis reigned until John Money, in 1955 began using the word gender to indicate social role. Before then, the word was only used in grammatical contexts. In the 1970s, the concept of gender emerged as a social construct. By 1993, even the Food and Drug Administration was using the word gender instead of sex. A triptych of understanding began to emerge: physiological sex, psychological gender and socially defined role. Yet we dare to eat a peach: Teresa de Lauretis begins to talk queer theory, creating an embodied critique of identity. Queer theory strikes at the Aristotelian root: Here is assertion that form does not give matter its quiddity, its what-ness. Heteronormativity, compulsory heterosexuality, and essential gender are debunked. There is really nothing new under the sun. Many cultures have created names for outlier forms. There are the hijras of India and Pakistan, the Faafafine of Samoa, the sworn virgins of the Balkans, the vestal virgins of antiquity. But all of these categorizations, attempts to recognize what is beyond expectation and so not usually seen, still create a form that reeks of quiddity. Perhaps we are bumping here into the limits of language itself. My favorite attempt to speak it came out of the 1990 third annual intertribal First Nation/gay lesbian conference. Here Two Spirit was offered as the translation of the Ojibwe phrase niizh manidoowag. The term refers to a body, either male or female, that houses both a male and a female spirit, together yet distinct, in the same body. This is not mere androgyny, the superior mix of expressive and instrumental qualities according to Sandra Bem. And it is even beyond queer gender. It is beyond both and neither; beyond the fluid between; beyond the unnamable, impossible other demarcation; beyond the blur of overlap. It is a smashing of icons; it is beyond girlfags and guy dykes. Pomosexual perhaps comes to mind, the portmanteau of postmodern and sex. It is the queer queer post queer: the incapacity to stay put within a simple identity. In her poem A Woman Is Talking To Death, Judy Grahn sees one transcendent road: I want nothing left of me for you, ho death, Except some fertilizer for the next batch of us. May this next batch walk the red road and fly the golden sky, untamable healers, nameless and not captured. No agenda. Just earthworms. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011Honoring excellenceEDC presents awards, and more business events. B7-8 Save the date Chambers of commerce, professional associations set meetings, trade show. B6 INSIDERetirement issuesThe certainties of the 1980s and s are quite uncertain today. B2 Commission-based compensation makes some work harder WHEN MONEY TALKSFRANK BETTS AIMS TO SELL HIS HOME TUCKED into a one-lane, dead-end road way back in east Lee County all by his lonesome, sans professional sales help. Maybe that wont be difficult, since the price is low, the big home is high-ceilinged and immaculate, the outbuildings on almost three acres are wired to 220, and the live oaks provide a verdant canopy of shade and privacy. But to make sure, hes offered anybody who can help him anybody who can bring him a buyer a nice juicy little commission, sum to be determined by performance, an old rule of thumb for commissions. I just figured it would be the right thing to do, its a lot better than paying a Realtor (typically commissioned at 6 percent of the home sale) and it might help me sell it sooner, says the guileless Mr. Betts, who does not manage anyone but himself, in life. His first instinct to offer a commission is a good one when it comes to selling, judging by the many businesses that use commissions to motivate employee sales staffs. Realtors, car salesmen and women, produce sales people, sales staff for media sell baby, sell!BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE MONEY, B7 Unemployment dips statewide local numbers mixedFloridas unemployment rate dropped a fraction to 10.6 percent in May, the government reported Friday, putting the rate at its lowest level since August 2009. The rate is down 0.2 percentage points from April, and 0.7 percentage points lower than a year ago. Its good news for the Scott administration, which has staked its success on economic recovery and job creation, and has seen the unemployment rate drop each of the last few months. In Southwest Florida, the news provides little to celebrate. The unemployment rate increased by a few tenths of a point in Collier County and remained the same in Lee County compared with the previous month. Charlotte County did see a drop in unemployment of 3 tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. Glades and Hendry saw increases in unemployment while DeSoto countys rate remained static. The actual total number of jobs in the state is up 24,900 over the year, an increase of 0.3 percent from May 2010. Florida was one of 24 states to report drops in the unemployment rate, and the federal Department of Labor said the states job gains were the largest in the country, led heavily by the tourism sector. That may mean that that the state is starting to catch up with the recovery that has been felt in other parts of the country, or that an unexpected slow down nationally in job SEE MIXED, B4 BY DAVID ROYSEThe News Service of Florida County May 2011 April 2011 May 2010 Charlotte 10.4% 10.7% 11.7% Collier 9.9% 9.7% 10.9% DeSoto 8.3% 8.3% 9.3% Glades 8.4% 8.3% 9.0% Hendry 13.3% 12.8% 13.3% Lee 10.8% 10.8% 12.1% Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics Center, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployed
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Among the factors impacting retirements are: stability in job, non-exportation of jobs, equity and bond returns, black swan events that sink investment values and future taxation levels in the context of higher state and federal deficits. While there is possibly no clear or risk-free course that can be charted, there are steps to be taken that can improve a retirement plan and lifestyle possibilities. And there is counsel that can be shared with younger family members before they begin 40-50 years of employment. The conceptual framework for many retirement plans was birthed in the last decades of the last century, but those were years in which there was an expanding U.S. economy. Then, jobs could be found, a career path developed and a college education highly valued. Outside of the manufacturing sector, the competitive labor markets of China, Brazil and India were a peripheral issue in those years. The old mantra was that non-skilled manufacturing jobs would be exported abroad; then it became highly skilled manufacturing jobs were to be exported abroad; then service jobs (via cheap phone or Internet); and now we face the exportation of highly professional occupations abroad. Retirement, and the kinds of jobs that guaranteed some level of comfort and security in our later years, just isnt what it used to be. Its doubtful that this deeply entrenched trend will be reversed. Considering this, a carefully crafted retirement plan is more important than ever. Find a retirement specialist to develop a long-range plan, i.e. someone experienced in technicalities of retirement plans. My personal opinion is that a Roth IRA can be created for young or old and it should be pursued as future years might see higher taxation levels and the Roth IRA is one of the most attractive vehicles to protect from high taxation. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 growth last month has simply made Florida look better. The nations unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in May, and 45 Florida counties had a rate higher than that last month. There was some bad news in a couple of Floridas biggest job markets, where the unemployment rate is going the other way. The jobless rate in Miami Dade County was 13.8 percent, one of the highest rates in the state, and that was up from 13.2 percent in April, nearly 2 percentage points higher than last years 12.1 percent in May. Because its Floridas largest job market, the state also gives an adjusted figure for Miami-Dade that tries to account for seasonal differences. That rate was given as 13.4 percent, the highest since December. Thats despite the fact that Miami-Dade County actually added 3,700 jobs, but thats a big slow down from April when the economy added 10,000 jobs there. Similarly, Broward County added 3,600 jobs last month, down from 5,700 in April. The unemployment rate in Broward County was 9 percent, essentially flat from Aprils 8.9 percent, and still below 9.5 percent a year ago. Some other major metro areas saw good job growth, with the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area posting a 0.7 percent increase in jobs month-to-month and the Tampa-St. Pete area seeing a 0.4 percent increase in the number of jobs. The biggest factor in year-over-year job growth last month was tourism, which saw a 4.9 percent increase in jobs from the year before, adding more than 45,000 new positions to the economy. That was nearly offset by a decrease of 41,500 total government jobs year-toyear, mainly because of federal government job cuts including the end of temporary Census jobs in 2010 but also because of local and state government pullbacks. The state had a 24.9 percent decline in federal government jobs year-to-year, while state government jobs were only 1 percent below where they were a year ago. The construction bust has slowed from its worst days, but the industry still lost 14,300 jobs in Florida last month. The best place to be looking for a job was in the Florida Keys. The unemployment rate in Monroe County was 6.3 percent, the lowest in the state. Other counties with low unemployment were Walton and Okaloosa counties in the western Panhandle, thanks partly to the return of tourists to a region with a summer season in the non-seasonally adjusted count, and partly to steady government employment, particularly in the Air Force. Both those counties had unemployment rates below 7 percent in May. Florida Weekly staff contributed to this report.MIXEDFrom page 1 ON THE MOVE president and CEO of GATES Inc. Ms. Huene-Johnson is director of leadership development for Collier County Schools. Mr. Douglas is the retired founder and director of the Institute of Diversity and Multiculturalism at Andrews University. Grace Place operates a food pantry and teaches literacy, language and life skills to at-risk children and impoverished families in Golden Gate city.Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, Lee County president and senior vice president-private wealth management for SunTrust Bank, has joined the board of trustees for the David Lawrence Foundation. A certified financial planner and certified trust and financial advisor, Ms. Colgate-Tamblyn is a graduate of the University of California with a bachelors degree in economics. She has also served as a board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and United Way of Lee, Glades and Hendry counties. The David Lawrence Foundation raises funds to support the David Lawrence Center, a community mental health center that provides affordable mental health and substance abuse services.J.D. Loden and Donna Waltrip have joined the board of trustees for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. A resident of Marco Island since 1978, Mr. Loden holds a degree in business administration from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., and is studying for certification as a financial planner. Ms. Waltrip began volunteering with the Shelter in 2010 and has since developed the Speaking Out on DV program to help raise awareness about domestic violence and the Shelters programs and services throughout the community.Stephanie Feldman and Joyce Skalecki have joined the board of directors for the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. A CPA at Aviation Sheila Etelamaki has joined the city of Naples Airport Authority as director of finance and administration. She previously was controller for the Naples Children & Education Foundation and Naples Winter Wine Festival. She also served as CFO for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and before that was associate vice president at Northern Michigan University. Ms. Etelamaki holds bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and has completed post-baccalaureate work in accounting. Awards & Recognition Lois Moran and Betsy Patton, senior travel advisors at Betty Maclean Travel, were chosen to join top travel agents onboard the Seabourn Quest as part of the ships inaugural festivities including a cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Monte Carlo. Two staff members and one volunteer at the FGCU Small Business Development Center have received awards from the Florida SBDC Network: Julio Estremera was named Regional Certified Business Analyst of the Year. Trish Leonard, marketing director, was named Regional Employee of the Year. Ken Oaks, retired CEO, was named Regional Volunteer of the Year. In addition, Janice Groves, certified business analyst for the SBDC offices in Hendry and Glades counties, received the Founders Award for Leadership-Hendry and Glades counties. Board Appointments Todd Gates, Shari Huene-Johnson and Walter Douglas have joined the board of directors for Grace Place for Children and Families. Mr. Gates is the Phillips Harvey Group, Ms. Feldman holds a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Skalecki, whose son is a client member of the FFDD, earned a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin. Subsequent to her sons diagnosis with a developmental disability, she helped form a support group for parents of children with disabilities in Missouri, where she was also certified as a parent support advocate, served on the first board of the Missouri Autism Project and designed and implemented the first sensitivity training workshop for her childrens elementary school. The Bonita Springs Economic Development Council Investors group has seated the following charter officers of the board of directors: Richard Mancini of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, chairman; Joe Ariola, Key Bank, vice chairman; Joe Murgalo, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, treasurer; and Vince Modarelli, Naples News Media Group, secretary. Board members are: Jan Conrad, Owen Ames Kimball; Jim Dati, Bond Schoeneck & King; Andrew DeSalvo, Premier Commercial Properties of SWF; Regina Eberwein, Lee Memorial Health System; John Kozak, FineMark Bank; Bob Lienesch, Estero Council of Community Leaders; Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson, Nelson Marine Construction; and Marjorie Rubacky, retired business executive. Insurance Jonathan Garrick has been appointed assistant vice president/branch manager of BB&T Insurance Services in Naples. Mr. Garrick majored in sociology and minored in education at State University of New York-Albany. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Collier and a member of Leadership Collier Foundation, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Community Associations Institute, Condominium Owners and Managers Association, the Collier Building Industry Association, Economic Development Council of Collier County and Insurance Professionals of Collier County. He volunteers with Special Olympics of Collier County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, Humane Society Naples and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Nonpro ts Caitlin Crum has joined the staff a Grace Place for Children and Families as coordinator of elementary programs and development assistant. A graduate of Naples High School, Ms. Crum recently earned a bachelors degree in public relations from Florida State University. Heidi Ruster has assumed the role of CEO of Floridas Southern Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross. She served as CEO of the Lee County Red Cross for six years. A 19-year Red Cross veteran, Ms. Ruster holds a masters degree in public administration. Her association with the American Red Cross began as a volunteer when she was stationed with the U.S. Navy in Rota, Spain. She has volunteered and held staff positions with chapters in Jacksonville, Fla., and Oklahoma City. Wildlife Management Joyce Palmer, the former refuge manager of Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, has been named deputy refuge manager at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. GARRICK COLGATE-TAMBLYN RUSTER PALMER ETELAMAKI THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALL Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today!
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Guest speaker Jessica Macera will discuss the value of networking. Members are encouraged to bring a guest who would benefit from joining the association. For reservations or more information, contact Jessica Redburn, chapter president, at naplespresident@NAWP. com or 280-7729, or visit www.naples. nawp.com. AM Blend, a new net working event sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place at 7:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. The July 19 location is the Visitors Information Center at 900 Fifth Ave. S. Cost is $5 for the first 25 chamber members who register at tinyurl. com/gnccevents. The Collier Building Industry As socia tion holds its next members mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at ProFloors, 3060 Tamiami Trail N. Sign up at www.cbia.net. Success in the City is the theme of the 2 011 tr ade show sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 BUSINESS B7 companies, telephone marketers of many products, insurance sales people all of them vie for a big chunk of the profits by selling. The company has to build the commission, the size of it, into its expenses, says Ridge Jones, a Bonita Springs resident who recently retired after 38 years selling insurance on commission and managing other sales people up and down the Southwest coast. Only a certain type of person will be deeply motivated by commissions, too, Mr. Jones suggests not just an ambitious one, but somebody able to endure repeated rejection. Some people are so motivated by money that theyll bust their tails to make a living theyll work all the time, join all the right clubs and civic organizations and do all that, he says. Although he knows commissioned sales people who devote themselves solely to selling insurance by doing all that some can take home well into six figures, he says he avoided the more stringent social demands for the sake of his family. To make a good living, Mr. Jones relied instead on renewals of insurance policies. Those also come with commissions, something characteristic of the insurance business, he explains. After about five years, if youre working really hard, you can get your renewals coming, and rely more on those, he says. But not if youre thin-skinned. You have to have the ability to accept rejection, more than anything else, he explains. If you knock on 10 doors, you might sell just one (commodity). If you cant do that, you wont make it. And some commissions come in the form of other-than-checks. Pamela Templeton, a big-personality business leader and philanthropist who recently stepped away from her position as an owner of the Fort Myers Toyota Super Store, just returned from a lusciously indulgent trip to Italy a commission for her exceptional work leading her company in sales. My staff did it for me and I was the one who got to go, she says. No doubt that staff received ample reward for their efforts, too, since Ms. Templeton relied on commissions to motivate them in a kind of meritocracy in which work and talent are rewarded, she acknowledges. Thats typical of the car business. Companies of any stripe carefully calculate what commissions should amount to, and when and where to use them based goals and wealth, says Dan Kleiman, owner of Dan Kleiman Consulting, who devotes entire seminars to the question. Or questions. Among the 10 or so he always asks corporate leaders managing commissioned sales staff are these: How comprehensive is the sales staffs sense of the economics driving the business? Is anything wrong with the current sales results? If so, is compensation the right repair tool? What history and interactions that have nothing to do with sales performance continue to hinder optimum performance? What is the company specifically paying the sales force to generate? (new business from new or existing sources, or continuing business from existing sources)? There are others Mr. Kleiman asks, too. What mix of base pay compensation and incentives will attract the right sales force for a company; how does the companys environment affect the sales people? Are there relevant windfall issues that affect the perceived fairness of play? Much of it comes down to one thing, suggests Mr. Jones: Treating people well and honestly. If youre selling something and you treat people right, theyll come back to you. Theyll give you referrals and theyll treat you right. Thats your next commission. Or, in the case of Frank Betts, your next and possibly first and last home sale. MONEYFrom page 1We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.NETWORKING Excellence Awards for EDC Investors 1 2 3 4 5 6 o rkin g photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, i f you think we missed you or one o f your f riends, 5 71. Jay Weiss and Tammie Nemecek 2. Mark Curran, Fran Korosec and Beth Sterchi 3. Wendi Fowler and Kim Cicarelli-Kantor 4. Bob Mulhere and Nicole Somsen 5. EDC Excellence Award recipients 6. Valarie Bostic and Maureen Christensen 7. Matt Riley shakes hands with Fran Korosec BERNAETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Wood Inc., Realtors welcomes several new people to its offices: Mitch and Sandi Williams have joined the Old Naples office. Mr. Williams previously worked as a CPA and an investment securities dealer. He is a broker associate. Ms. Williams has earned the GRI real estate designation. Both are members of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Cyndi Garcia, Ron Sinks and Timothy Wetzel have joined the Bonita Springs office as sales associates. Mr. Sinks has been involved in the real estate industry for 38 years and has earned the SRF designation. He has served on the NABOR Board of Directors. Ms. Garcia, Mr. Sinks and Mr. Wetzel all belong to the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Lynn Bower has joined the Central office. She previously worked as a travel agent and an office manager. She holds the ABR and GRI real estate designations and RSPS and AHWD certifications. She is a recipient of the 2006 NABOR Community Involvement award and the 2005 and 2010 Womens Council of Realtors Top Producer award. Linda Gallo has been named salesperson of the month for May at Tiburn. With more than 28 years of experience in sales and marketing, she previously served as vice president of national sales and business development for Lifetime Television Network. She joined WCI Communities in 2006. John Rebimbas has been named salesperson of the month for May at Manchester Square. He became a licensed real estate professional in 2006 and joined the WCI sales team in 2010. He has more than 15 years of experience in highend resort sales and management with The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples and LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Norris Home Furnishings plans to open its third Southwest Florida location later this summer in Naples. An August opening is targeted for the 46,000-square-foot showroom at 5015 Tamiami Trail N. Matt Evans will serve as general manager of the Naples showroom. With more than 20 years of management, marketing, operations and customer service in the industry, Mr. Evans previously managed Robb & Stucky showrooms in Fort Myers and Tampa. Also joining Norris Home Furnishings from Robb & Stucky are interior designers Connie Davidson and Domnick Minella. Ms. Davidson is based in Norris showroom on Sanibel, while Mr. Minella works from the Fort Myers location. The latest sales report from Stock Development shows surging new home sales at Lely Resort, Black Bear Ridge, and Secoya Reserve in Naples and at Paseo in Fort Myers. Through the end of May, the company netted 158 new home contracts with a sales volume of $68.1 million. This represents a 32 percent increase in sales volume over the same time last year. This has been a fantastic year of sales, says CEO Brian Stock. Its particularly encouraging that April and May sales were nearly identical to the peak seasonal sales months of February and March. Our May sales doubled over 2010.Stock Construction, the company construction division, registered $66.3 million in sales, a 61 percent increase over 2010.Stock Development has released four new neighborhoods thus far in 2011: Secoya Reserve, Lakoya at Lely Resort and Esperanza at Black Bear Ridge and at Paseo. Secoya Reserve is on Livingston Road approximately two miles north of Immokalee Road. Black Bear Ridge is on Vanderbilt Beach Road east of 1-75 and west of CR 951. Lakoya is a 242-acre enclave with a private gated entrance within Lely Resort. Phase I of the neighborhood offers 149 homes in five series of floorplans. In Fort Myers, Esperanza consists of approximately 100 acres in the northern phase of Paseo and is encircled by the pristine environment of the Six Mile Cypress Slough. It features newly redesigned versions of Paseos existing single-family homes and a new twin villa product unveiled by Stock Construction for the first time. There are more than 50 furnished models in the communities. Homes in Black Bear Ridge start at $329,990. In Secoya Reserve, prices begin at $259,990. In Lely Resort, prices begin in the $180,000s, and homes in Paseo start in the $150,000s. For more information, visit www. stockdevelopment.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYStock Development posts strong sales in Naples, Fort Myers communitiesR EAL E ST A T E N EW SM AKERS MINELLA EVANS Norris Home Furnishings to open Naples showroomBOWER WETZEL GARCIA WILLIAMS, MITCH REBIMBAS WILLIAMS, SANDI GALLO SINKS COURTESY PHOTO The Muirfield is in Stock Developments Lakoya neighborhood at Lely Resort.
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B18 WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 550 5th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. FLORIDAMOVES.COM TRULY REMARKABLE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & VALUE!$1,400,000 Oering 5 luxurious suites+den, theatre, library, game r oom, 5 1/2 ba ths, chefs delight 2 full kitchens, formal dining, replace. Sweeping mastersuite on ground oor and spectacular outdoor living area. Aldee Rosenberg 239 VENETIAN VILLAS IN PARK SHORE$1,275,000 Small gated community oers the charm of Venice in the heart of P ark Shor e. 3BR/3BA 1st oor unit features faux n ished walls, open living area & wide views of the bay. Resident manager, pool, docks that may be leased & just across the street from private beach access. Daniel P. Donlan 239 CLARIDGE IN PELICAN BAY $1,160,000 Panoramic views of Gulf & golf course from this updated 3BR/3B A c ondo on the 21st oor. The Claridge oers a casual but elegant lifestyle with pool/spa, guest rooms, library & more. Steps to tram to private beach pavilion plus all the fab ulous Pelican Bay amenies. Larry Bresnahan 239 WATERCREST IN PELICAN MARSH$1,195,000 Beauful views over lake & golf course from this cus t om, 2s tory, 3BR plus den, 3.5BA home. Spacious great room oor plan with builtin entertainment cen ter & replace, gourmet kitchen, heated pool & spa. Many updates & over 4,000 sq. of living area! The Price Team 239 THE QUARRY $400,000 Located in The Quarry, this impeccably maintained 5BR 3 1/2B A SF home f eatures granite counters, up graded cabinets, diagonal le & a large 1st oor mas ter suite with walk in closets & master bath. Barry Brown 239 PRINCETON PLACE IN WIGGINS BAY$249,000 Awesome view of Bay & docks from this 2BR/2BA 3rd oor c ondo with southern e xposure. Community pool, tennis court & marina. Tarpon Cove Yacht & Rac quet Club membership included for $5,000 transfer fee if desired. Garry Moore 239 Open Sunday1-4 9172 Quartz Lane Phenomenal Luxurious Esate Home! J Cbt 287-6732 Bn Cn 370-8687 239-596-2520 STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Breath taking views of 3 bridges from inside and out. Extended Capri 2BR,2BA with pool and roll down shutters, granite,side patio and more. MUST SEE! $285,000 Opportunity Knocks! 2BR,2BA Capri located on large corner lot with abundance of privacy! Great investment! Priced to sell! $195,999 SHORT SALE Oakmont 3,2.5 with extra large screened patio facing South. Wall Unit, quiet location, bridge views. $331,000 Extra clean Oakmont with real wood oors, full hurricane protection"turn key" package available. $339,000 Pristine Single family 3BR,2.5BA plus den offers 2181 under air. Features include tile in all living areas, granite, new carpet in bedrooms, freshly painted interior,New A/C, and full hurricane protection. $357,000 Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA,plus den spacious single family home features open oor plan with upgrades including private heated salt pool with lake views! Accordion Hurricane protection for entire home and much more! $377,000 Oakmont with custom heated pool. Back facing West, side load garage, bridge views from patio. $379,000 SHORT SALE LIKE NEW The unique over-sized lot is only one of the fabulous features this 3BR,2.5 BA plus den has to offer. Upgraded throughout with tile in living areas, new stainless appliances, granite, private pool with lake view and more! $379,000 UPGRADED3BR, 2.5 Plus Den Very upgraded pool home on wide easement lot on quiet street. Not for the bargain hunter, but rather for the quality seeker. $449,900 The Manor, only 18 of these beauties were built in Village Walk. 4 plus den, 3 1/2 baths, 3 car, with pool. $549,000 NEW PRICE ISLAND WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Town home offers 3BA,3BA and 2 car-garage! Great light and bright end unit offers freshly painted interior, new carpet ,and large screen lanai, Ready to move right in! Owners will consider all serious offers. $224,900 Causal Elegance 4BR,3.5BA, features both formal living and dinning, replace, custom moldings, and pool w/lake views! Pristine Condition. Furnishings Included! Shows Like New $499,000 GREAT BUY TURNKEY PKG OTHER FINE LOCATIONSBeautiful lake and preserve views from this 2 plus den, 2 bath condo with 1 car garage. Low condo fees, 1st oor, great location near pool and entrance. Buy it now for $148,000 Two story townhouse offers 3BR,2.5BA and 1-Car garage. LOOK NO FURTHER! Pristine and ready to move right in! Newer kitchen appliances, granite, rst oor tiled, newer carpet in bedrooms, screen lanai with private pool and lake views! A must see! GREAT BUY $169,900ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS! Lovely 2nd oor condo offers 2 BR,+ Den and a 1 car garage. Home is offered turnkey furnished and is just prefect for the full time resident or occasional vacation home! Your Golf and Club membership is included with your purchase! $179,900FURNISHED! Great Cul-de-sac location! Oakmont Single family 3BR,2.5 BA in Village Walk of Bonita, extra clean, not a distress sale. $269,000 NEW PRICE PENDING VILLAGE WALK BONITA THE COVE SHERWOOD CYPRESS TRACE Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed. $809 per month* $159,500*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest Top oor 2 Bed, 2 Bath Bradford model overlooks 15th tee. Panoramic views of lake and greens. Minutes from Olde Naples and Marco Island. $129,900 $10,000 Down, 6% Interest, Amortized over 20 years per month* $29,900 2 bed plus den, 2 bath Carport, parking for 3 cars. Workshop shed and lanai. Quiet end of the road community with pool clubhouse. Recreation room, BBQ area. 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage $49,900 $474,800 No Brainer! Garage Halstatt Partnership and The CodinaCarr Company have acquired Traditions, the Golf Residences at Grey Oaks, for an undisclosed amount at a courtapproved auction. The purchase of the 37-acre neighborhood within Grey Oaks Country Club includes 16 luxury coach homes, four of which are completed and ready for purchase and 12 of which are under construction; 16 residences in the neighborhood already are sold. At build out, there will be approximately 120 residences in Traditions. Owned by the Sproul family, the Naples-based Halstatt Partnership is the developer of Grey Oaks Country Club; The Codina-Carr Company is a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Fla. For more information, call 262-5557 or visit www.greyoaks.com. Grey Oaks Neighborhood sold at auctionWesley Aleshire, CEO of Inspiration Through Education, will dicuss recent changes to the Fair Housing Act and during a presentation from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Hodges University-Naples. Attendance is free, and a light lunch will be served. Reservations are required. E-mail Dottie Cook at the Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida at easf@ earthlink.net, or call Angela Edison at the Collier County Housing Authority at 657-3649. Hodges U. hosts workshop about Fair Housing Act
YOUR GOLDEN MOMENT OF OPPORTUNITY AT GREY OAKS IS Now. Be among the select few to build at Grey Oaks. While the new home designs are timeless, availability is not. THE ALESSANDRA at Miramonte THE HIBISCUS at Miramonte THE WISTERIA at Torino THE BOUGAINVILLEA at TorinoVilla homes priced from $995,000. GREY OAKS IS OFFERED BY GREY OAKS REALTY, INC., A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Platinum Clubs of America Top 100 Award Winner 54 holes of championship golf Two magnicent clubhouses 5,500 square feet of tness facilities Minutes from the beaches, shops, dining and rich cultural diversions of Floridas Gulf Coast In the heart of Naples, discover new residential offerings at Grey Oaks two luxury villa neighborhoods, Torino and Miramonteprivate enclaves full of tradition and charm, natural beauty and uninterrupted tranquility. There is no other Naples communityso exquisitely designed, rich with private club amenities, visually enchanting and prestigious in name and locationnor will there ever be. Secure your spot at Naples premier address. For more information, call 239.262.5557 or visit the Sales Center.Resident and Non-resident Memberships available. Inquiries welcome. www.greyoaks.comAirport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples.
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THE OPENING MINUTES OF 2ND STREET TELL you all you need to know about the TonyAward winning musical. As the orchestra plays, the curtain rises partway, showing the performers from the knees down, all tap-dancing up a storm. The curtain then slowly rises all the way to reveal dancers at an audition, vying for a spot in a Broadway musical. And the audience instantly knows two things: This is a musical about the theater, and its filled with big tap-dancing numbers. Its a huge show, a monster, says director and choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, with hyperbole to match the musical. There Hidden talents discovered in nd Street ensemble Hard work paves the way to nd Street Above: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara choreographed and directs nd Street, opening July 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Top and right: Jennifer Sullivan and other dancers in rehearsal. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE TAPPING, C4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 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 Ranting and ravingArts writer Nancy Stetson decries texting at the movies and happily catches a Sondheim screening. C8 Tearing up the town IberiaBank hosts a shred party on Marco,and more summer fun. C20-21 Capturing Our WorldThe von Liebig showcases the work of six photojournalists. C12 Opera Naples summer youth program culminates in two performances of Gilbert & Sullivans The Mikado this weekend barely a week after the cast and crew got together for their first rehearsal. Its a very compact and intense program, says Robin Shuford Frank, Opera Naples chorus master and educational outreach director. The singers ages 10-19 some of the youngest have never sung opera before; the oldest, some of who are college students majoring in singing, have had the music score and a CD for more than a month and have been practicing their parts on their own or with vocal coaches for a month or so rehearsed the classic comic operetta together for the first time on Friday, June 17. They spent Saturday, June 18, working with Ms. Shuford Frank and are rehearsing thisYoung singers produce, perform The MikadoSEE OPERA, C5 DEVIN BROWN / COURTESY PHOTORobin ShufordFrank of Opera Naples, at the piano, rehearses the cast of the ON summer youth production of The Mikado.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Online Reservations AvailableFirst Seating 3-Course Dinner $16.114:30pm-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 How misled Rep. Weiner and men like him are. How wrapped in their own pride, how steeped in their own self-worth. The trick to wooing a woman is not to use the male approach. Were not impressed by racy photos of a mans privates, no matter how exceptional he might think they are. If a man is serious about attracting her attention, he would be better served sending flowers than crotch shots. A bouquet would certainly be more appealing. In the furor surrounding the Anthony W einer deb acle, Ive often wondered: Who wants to look at his junk anyway? A lot of people, it turns out. News and gossip sites like Gawker and The Huffington Post are giving prime space to this ongoing train wreck of a story, and many of us have peeked at the naughty photos. But the pictures themselves brash, blatantly self-congratulatory reveal more than just Rep. Weiners intimate parts. They show a man who doesnt have a clue about women. I understand that men are visual creatures. Lord knows Ive read enough womens magazines to understand that the best gift you can give a male partner in bed is a little luminosity. Cosmo spells it out in Erotic Tips to Rock Your World And His. Most men are visually oriented, Lou Paget, creator of sexuality seminars based in California, says in the article. You might consider leaving some lights on. Bad boy crooner Enrique Iglesias even talks about the effect in one of his racy ballads: Dont turn off the lights, he sings. I cant read your mind. I need to know if what Im doing is right.A Weiner bouquet SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ...he would be better served sending flowers than crotch shots...So while women might prefer roses and long baths for getting us in the mood, men really want an eyeful. Fair enough. Men and women are complex creatures created with different tastes. But romantic trouble arises when we project our desires onto our partners, when we insist that they be intoxicated by the same things that turn us on. With the spread of smart phones and the ability to text photos, men have been showering their love-interests with visual candy. Just take a look at Brett Favre, the NFL quarterback who texted nude photos of himself late last year. The pictures made it onto the Internet and into our lives through the typical gossip sites. I defied the NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) label on the photos and browsed anyway, curious colleagues be damned. The images were unsurprising. There were no elaborate tattoos. No remarkable grooming. Just a penis that happened to belong to a famous athlete. It was, in a word, underwhelming. Whats most troubling to me about the latest round of indecent photos is that they reflect such clear ignorance of what makes women tick. We are sensual creatures, but we are less visual than men. Yes, I checked out the unclothed photos of Rep. Weiner. Yes, my girlfriends did, too. We laughed and swapped opinions on the size (not bad) and shape (normal). But we never remarked on the sexiness of the photos. The truth is they did nothing for us. men n their ir own n is not re not mans o nal he s erious wou ld r s than e rtainly
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 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 www.OldeNaplesVet.com NOW OPEN Full Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the heart of Historic Olde Naples.Anne Lozynski, D.V.M The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubs 26th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series begins with music by Pocket Change from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 25, on Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Like all SummerJazz evenings, admission is free. A high-energy, six-piece show band, Pocket Change performs Motown, soul, blues, reggae and classic rock songs from the s, 0s and s. The group, which is making its first appearance at SummerJazz, has opened for Bertie Higgins and his Band of Pirates, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Blue Oyster Cult, The Blues Brothers, Sean Paul, The Bellamy Brothers, Toto, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf and Journey. The evening is sponsored by Florida Community Bank. Pocket Change is a great band to kick off this years SummerJazz concert series, said Jim Anderson, food and beverage director of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and organizer of the annual concert series. They have wonderful showmanship and an all-around great sound. You know its summer when free jazz concerts return to Naples Beach Hotel more jazzSummerJazz 2011 concerts continue on: >> Saturday, July 23, with Late Night Brass, sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services and CIGNA HealthCare of Florida; >> Saturday, Aug. 27, with Monique and NuVibe, sponsored by TIB Bank and Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning; and >> Saturday, Sept. 24, with Blue Dice, sponsored by BSSW Architects Inc. and D. Garrett Construction Inc. Concertgoers can park north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park (free with a Naples beach sticker) and catch a free trolley ride to and from the hotel. Lawn chairs or blankets for seating are recommended; coolers are not permitted. Full bar service will be set up in several locations as well as a food concession with a selection of snack items and grilled burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. For more information, call 261-2222 or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com.PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO Pocket Change opens the 26th season of SummerJazz on the Gulf.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 are a million huge (dance) numbers, and theyre all long. Nothing is small. Its all enormous. Could a group of non-professionals such as The Naples Players pull it off? After all, theyre not trained dancers, and in community theater its notoriously difficult to find men who can dance, let alone move gracefully. We thought about it long and hard, Ms. Fornara admits. I thought: Lets give them a shot. Lets see if they can handle it. The people who come out for it will work their butts off. And they have. The cast committed completely, she says. In fact, they have the best work ethic of any cast shes ever directed, she adds. With a cast of more than 30, 2nd Street is the Players big summer extravaganza. It runs July 1-30 at the Sugden Community Theatre.Quick studiesA handful of those in the ensemble had never tapped before rehearsals began, Ms. Fornara reveals. But theyre learning. Tap is really hard, she says. They dont do it on So You Think You Can Dance? (because its so difficult). Its moving your feet in a completely different way. The most difficult thing about it is learning weight distribution and transfer, she says, and then learning how to do the steps quickly. Anyone can learn to tap at a slow pace, but to execute the steps quickly and in the style of 1933 and make it look easy and pretty as well is no easy task. She led a workshop to teach the tap numbers early in the process, but because the show is so big and Ms. Fornara has her hands full directing the entire production, theres little to no review time for specific steps during rehearsals. Thats why she appointed three people from the cast to be dance captains. Mark Vanagas, Jennifer Sullivan and 15-year-old Chris Campbell rehearse their fellow dancers and keep the quality of the dance numbers true to the choreographers vision.Getting in stepJacob Carbary, a 17-year-old student at Seacrest Country Day School, is in the ensemble. Id never tapped before, he admits. I really had absolutely no experience tapping. But in anticipation of auditioning, he took a beginner class and an advanced class from Ms. Fornara last spring. The classes were in the same week. I signed up for both, he says. I threw myself in with the best of them and learned it pretty quickly. Part of the secret of tapping is that, Its all in the ankles, Jacob says. Its about loosening up the feet, and letting them do their own thing. Its not so much forcing your feet on the ground. Its more about the ankles. He learned how to tap in the stylized style of the 1930s. Its about getting the knees very high, and using our entire body to tell the story, he says. The toughest thing for him, he adds, was nailing the style, not the actual tapping. A member of KidzAct, the youth troupe of The Naples Players, Jacob plans to study theater at Florida State University. Though hes performed in other musicals at The Sugden, this is his first time on stage with an adult cast. Dawn is so talented, he says about the director. She and Charlie (Fornara), the musical director, really work hard to make us look great. We always work hard to reciprocate that. He just understands tap, Ms. Fornara says about Jacob. He never tapped before in his life, and he is doing really well. He has an aura about him (that makes you want to) watch him on stage. Jessica Walck, whos playing the role of Anytime Annie, had very little tap experience before rehearsals started back in May. Boy, shes come a long way, Ms. Fornara says. Im really proud of her. Shes been in the studio, no joke, three hours a day. She says, Im going to get it right. Im not going to fake it. Shes dancing next to people who have tapped all their lives, and you cant tell the difference.Going for brokeMs. Fornara has worked with The Naples Players since 2004 as a choreographer and director. (Shes wearing both hats for 2nd Street.) Its due to her persistent hard work and the Players desire to improve that the performers have grown as dancers. Six or seven years ago, the Players wouldnt have even attempted a show so heavy with tap dancing and blowout, go-for-broke numbers such as Were in the Money, and, of course, 2nd Street. Ms. Fornara knows the musical well. Shes performed in four different productions of it, including a tour that ran from 1995 to 1997. In one production, she was Diane. In another, she was Phyllis and an understudy for Anytime Annie, a role she wound up performing for six months. Shes also played the female lead, Peggy Sawyer. In choreographing this production, she took out some of the details that are just difficult to do, she says. But the steps are in the same style, and the framework of the dances is the same. I think people will be floored; they havent seen this type of tap dancing around here very much, she says.Every actors dreamBased on a novel by Bradford Ropes, a film version of 2nd Street was released in 1933. Then in 1980, producer David Merrick and director Gower Champion turned it into a Broadway hit. With well-known songs such as Lullaby Of Broadway and Shuffle Off To Buffalo, it tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a small town girl who moves to New York City with big dreams of becoming a Broadway star. But shes so nervous she misses the audition for the big show, Pretty Lady. Of course, through a series of mishaps, the shows lead is unable to go on, and Peggy has to take her place. Youre going out there a youngster, but youve got to come back a star, Pretty Ladys director tells her. Ms. Fornara has chosen not to play the campiness of the story, she says. The show to me is campy enough. When you play the campiness of it, it turns into a joke. The way she sees it, the 2nd Street story is the reason why anyone moves to The Big Apple in pursuit of theater. Everything works out for her, and she becomes a star. Its the reason we all do this, (because) we might end up being like Peggy Sawyer. Cast member and newbie tap dancer Jacob declares, This is my new favorite show. It encompasses what people in theater feel all the time, the dream of making it big in New York, the essence of Broadway and performance. When we did the read-through (at the beginning of rehearsing together), some of us started crying. The story is so heartfelt. Thats why we love the show so much. It really hits home, how we feel about the theater. Ms. Fornara agrees. To me, its not only a tap dance extravaganza, but its a great story and a great plot. Its one of my favorites. They have to give it their all, she tells her cast. With the opening number, the audition, everything is at stake. You have to get the job, or you cant pay the rent, she tells them. She instructs them to use their entire body to tell the shows story in dance. If youre not feeling anything behind any dance step, she says, its not worth doing it. TAPPINGFrom page 1 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY nd Street>> When: July 1-30 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre >> Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for students >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know Above: Chris Campbell, 15, is one of the shows three dance captains. Left and bottom left: Director and choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara, who has performed various roles in multiple productions of nd Street, works out moves with the cast. Below: Charlie Fornara, musical director.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C5 MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER PRESENTSTHE SATURDAY SEMINAR SERIESJoin us for engaging conversations and visual presentations every second Saturday of the month. www.MiromarDesignCenter.com Melissa G. AllenMGA Interior Design, LLCwww.MGAInteriorDesign.com Monday Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First oor stores open on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; second and third oor hours vary. Located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets (239) 390-5111Following the seminar, you are invited to a complimentary wine tasting presented by consultant Carol Prokap of PRP Wine International.Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m.FREE Seminar & Wine Tasting: Open to the public and to design professionals.Insider Secrets and Tricks of the Trade from a Design ProWorking with a designer can save you money by eliminating decorating mistakes, increasing creative thinking about your project and using resources wisely. Melissa G. Allen of MGA Interior Design shares her secrets about the process behind designing a home. Come prepared with your design challenges and learn the basic principles for creating great interiors. MGA Interior Design is a full-service interior design rm located in Southwest Florida. Their work is currently showcased in the 2011 ASID Dream House. Allen is the rms principal designer, a licensed ASID member, a certied GREEN AP and was recently recognized as Miromar Design Centers Designer of Distinction.Seating is limited. RSVP by Thursday, July 7. Register online ONLY at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. Call (239) 390-8207 for more information. BOAT RENTALS 239-530-5134 RATES: (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Wir Sprechen Deutch Hablamos Espanol Wilma Boyd CEO SUITE SUMMER DEALSAboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Spirit, only 540 guests. Fares from $2,999All Ocean-view or Verandah suites All onboard gratuities included Butler service all suites, all guests Complimentary ne wines and spirits Rome Venice Aug. 20 -27, 2011 Sorrento Taormina Dubrovnik Hvar Istanbul Athens -Sep. 23 30, 2011 Kusadasi Patmos Rhodes Mykonos Santorini Ft. Lauderdale Bridgetown Nov. 14 23 or Dec. 2 -11, 2011 Tortola St. Martin Antigua St. Lucia Grenadines Grenada Bridgetown Ft. Lauderdale Nov. 23 Dec 2 or Dec. 1120, 2011 Grenadines Dominica St. Kitts St. Barts St. Maarten Grand Turk Additional itineraries and sailing dates available. Book By July 15 for Best Fares. Applies to Cruise only, selected sailings. Restrictions apply. Subject to change and availability. Please contact us for complete details. Ships Registry: Bahamas week with director Pamela Leighton-Bilik of the Washington, D.C.-based G&S Youth Company. With libretto by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Mikado opened in 1885 in London and is one of the most popular musical theater pieces in history. A tale of young love in Japan, it follows the son of the Mikado, Nanki-Poo, who is destined to wed Katisha, even though his heart belongs to Yum-Yum, who is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. The humorous melodrama unfolds as Nanki-Poo deviously tries to find a way to marry the woman he wants. The kids really get a kick out of performing it, Ms. Shuford Frank says. The cast includes: Johnathan McCann, a rising sophomore at FGCU, as Nanki-Poo; Alissa Roca, a rising sophomore at the University of Miami, as Yum-Yum; Luciano Marsalli, 11, of Naples, as Ko-Ko; Alexander Bourzutschky, 15, of Potomac, Md., as Pooh-Bah; Selena Masters, 16, Lehigh Acres, as Katisha; Anthony Dittus, 14, Ave Maria, as The Mikado; Patrick Moran, 16, of Naples, as Pish-Tush; Lauren Davis, a rising sophomore at Stetson University, as Pitti-Sing; and Nadia Marshall, 17, of Naples, as Peep-Bo. The three college students are part of Opera Naples apprentice program. The fourth annual Opera Naples Gilbert & Sullivan Youth Summer Program presents The Mikado at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children; a family package for two adults and two children is $40. For tickets or more information, call 514-7464 or visit www.operanaples.org. DEVIN BROWN / COURTESY PHOTOS Above and below right: Young singers rehears for two performances of The Mikado. OPERAFrom page 1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 The Naples Jazz Masters performing Dixieland Jazz Group discounts available. For Tickets or more information call the box of ce at 239-213-3049.PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM PERFORMANCE DATE.Every Saturday through the Summer 1pm 3pm Tickets: $15 per person or $25 for two Presents... BUSINESS APPRECIATION PARTY THE BAR AT VERGINA V We o er 25% OFF your check & 50% OFF Captains Wine List WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets June 24: Friday Boredom Buster Films. Headquarters Library. 593-0870 or www.collier-lib.org. June 24: Paper Chase. Sweet Art Gallery. 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. June 24-26: Collier County Museum & Naples Depot self-guided tours. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. June 24-26: Florida Contemporary 2011. Naples Museum of Art. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. June 26: Summer Sunday. Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery. 776-6844 or www.artistkb.com Theater Pinkalicious By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre through June 26. 263-7990. Smoke on the Mountain At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through July 2. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.org. Thursday, June 23 Summer Soire The FGCU Alumni Association meets at 6 p.m. at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. 5901087 or email@example.com. Friday, June 24 Swamp Kids Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation holds the Swamp Kids Summer Fun Festival from 10 a.m.5 p.m. Enjoy a swamp buggy ride, critter show, bounce houses, rock wall climbing, water ball walking, face painting and more. $20. 800-Go-Safari or ww.swampsafari.com. Healing Time Unity of Naples holds a crystal and Tibetan bowl concert and healing meditation at 7 p.m. Robert Austin and Sandra McGill create an environment for relaxation, healing and balance. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. $20. 2000 Unity Way. Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. for Paper Chase, an exhibit of works by Celeste Borah, Joan Dunkle, Sandy Jackaboice, Pamela Peters and Denny Plesea. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. TheSweetArtGallery.com. Saturday, June 25 Foreign Film The South Lee County Regional Library presents a screening of Munyurangabo (Rwanda 2007) at 2 p.m. 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero. 533-4440 or 533-4415. Summer Fun The Welcome Summer celebration runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Shoppes at Vanderbilt (formerly the Collection at Vanderbilt). Enjoy free tastes of Emack & Bolios ice cream, Starbucks coffee, pizza from Pizzaiolis and product samplings as well as music, face painting and kiddie tattoos, balloons and prize drawings. 776-9794. Kids Party The Cat Country birthday party for kids up to age 12 whose birthdays are in June runs from 11 a.m.noon at Miromar Outlets. Sign-up suggested at www.catcountry1071.com. Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15 per person, $25 for two. 213-3049. Hot Wheels Cars of all makes and models cruise into downtown Fort Myers from 5-8 p.m. 332-4443 Opera by Kids Opera Naples Gilbert and Sullivan Summer Youth Program presents The Mikado at 7 p.m. tonight at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. $15/adults, $8/children. 514-7464. See story on page C1. Smugglers Reunion The inaugural reunion of the Original Everglades Drug Smugglers runs from 5-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Tim McBride, smuggler-turned-drug awareness educator, is the guest speaker. His band performs its hit Saltwater Cowboy. 431-7928 or www.saltwatercowboys.org. SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Pocket Change from 7-10 p.m. on Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Additional concerts on July 23, Late Night Brass; Aug. 27, Monique and NuVibe; and Sept. 24, Blue Dice. Free. 2612222 or www .naplesbeachhotel.com. See story on page C3. Elvis Lives Elvis Fest 4 takes place today and Sunday at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Elvis tribute artists from across the United States compete. www.elvisfest4.com or www.seminolecasinoimmokalee.com. Riverside Blues Gulf Coast Town Center presents Riverside Blues from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. 2670783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, June 26 Summer Art The Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery hosts Summer Sundays from 1-4 p.m. today, July 24 and Aug. 28. Meet the gallery artists, enjoy refreshments and register to win artwork. 4259 B onita Beach Road. 776-6844 or www.artistkb.com. Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of Wings of Desire (Germany 1987) beginning at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $5. 425-3272. Make Waves Miromar Outlets presents the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Show from 4-6 p.m. Roller Derby The Fort Myers Derby Girls host their fourth home game of their fourth season at Bamboozles Skating Center, Fort Myers. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the bout starts at 6:30 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 2095 Andrea Lane. 482-7789 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180287. Tuesday, June 28 Art Lesson The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn raku and enjoy a picnic-style meal. $40. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Love That Dress! Bring a dress do donate to PACE Center for GirlsImmokalee and enjoy Sassy Cakes cupcakes and more from 6-9 p.m. at Petunias, 852 Fifth Ave. S. See story on page C18. Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center presents Daddy Day Care under the stars beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza. www.gufcoasttowncenter.com. Hula and More Take a class in authentic Hawaiian dances from 8-9 p.m. at Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Road. 593-8280. Wednesday, June 29 Art on Marco Artwalk runs from 5-8 p.m. at the Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Meet the artists and enjoy live music and refreshments. r r t 0 r C p 0 B S A r 4 w A s b C p S COURTESY PHOTOKeryl Pesce, the author of Happy Bitch: The Girlfriends Straight-Up Guide to Losing the Baggage and Finding the Fun, Fabulous You Inside, will sign copies of her book from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Blue Martini in Mercato. The restaurant will serve free samples of the Happy Bitch signature martini during the book signing and will offer 50 percent off its entire beverage menu from 4-8 p.m.
1/2 PRICED WINE LISTbottles up to $100expires 6/30/11 BUY ONE GET ONEpurchase one dish, get the second freegood for lunch or dinner = or lesser value +18% gratuity before discountexpires 6/30/11must present coupon at time of purchase. cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer2455 vanerbilt beach road naples 34109 239.254.0050 BEST HAPPY HOUR IN TOWNALL drinks 1/2 price 4-8 NIGHTLY COME WORK AND PLAY AT OUR BLACK BOX THEATER STAGE MANAGERS AND SOUND/LIGHTING ARTISTS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EXPERIENCED DIRECTORS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C7 More LTD! Bring a dress for PACE Center for Girls-Immokalees Love That Dress! and enjoy a wine tasting and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. mhurley@ cooperhotels.com or www.shulasnaplesevents.eventbrite.com. See story on page C18. Opera in HD See the Metropolitan Opera performance of Simon Boccanegra broadcast live in high definition at area cinemas at 6:30 p.m. Also coming up: 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. Coming Up For Laughs Rich Guzzi performs June 30-July 3 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Art Event The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Studio Walk at the Promenade from 4-7 p.m. June 30 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Fireworks Cruise A Fourth of July fundraising cruise on the Naples Princess departs at 7:30 p.m. from Port-OCall Way. Enjoy food, fireworks and fun, with proceeds benefiting the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. $125. 254-2777. U.S. Tour Fred Katz presents Discovering America, a musical and photographic journey across the United States, at 2 p.m. July 6 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. All Bull The PBR Touring Pro Division stops at Germain Arena July 8-9. 948-7825 ext. 1309. Cults and Communes David Southall, curator of education for the Collier County Museum, speaks on Florida Cults and Communes at 2 p.m. July 12 at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-0177 or 593-0334. Swamp Chat David Southall of the Collier County Museum presents Swamp Buggy History at 10 a.m. July 20 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Run For Your Wife By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, July 21-Aug. 28. 278-4422, by www.BroadwayPalm.com. Park Talk Everglades National Park ranger Susan Reece discusses the Dry Tortugas National Park at 2 p.m. July 22 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or 262-4130. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. Plain e-mail, jpegs or Word documents, please. No pdfs.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal Best emotional lives. Maybe thats why Sir Naipaul feels threatened by those who can, and felt compelled to marginalize them. A raveI almost missed it, but I did manage to catch the Bell Tower 20 screening of Stephen Sondheims Company, a film version of a live performance from Lincoln Centers Avery Fisher Hall with a cast of stage and TV actors, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. For some reason, the screening wasnt as widely publicized as the Metropolitan Opera offerings at area cinemas; I just happened to learn about it. Company stars Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role of Bobby, a 35-year-old man whos still single, though all his friends are married couples. The musical examines the idiosyncrasies of marriage and features well-known songs such as Being Alive, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side By Side By Side and Marry Me a Little. Other cast members include Martha Plimpton, Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks (of Mad Men fame) and Patti LuPone, whose rendition of The Ladies Who Lunch drew applause within the movie theater. This cast also performed at the recent Tony Awards, which Mr. Harris hosted. Any time you can catch a Stephen Sondheim show, its a good thing. also reaches out to the anonymous texter, s a ying that if she has realized what she did wrong, he would love to meet with her and shake her hand and welcome her back to the theater. The outpouring of response is simply astounding. People are praising the theater for having class, and many say they wish there were a theater near them with the same policy. Some talk about how theyve stopped going to the movies because their local managers refuse to enforce a notalking/no-texting rule. Its a telling commentary that so many people responding on the theaters blog are begging the Alamo Drafthouse to open a theater near them. Anyone whos been disturbed during a movie or a play knows how distracting it is to see a flash of light and get pulled away from being immersed in a story. Ive sat next to someone on Broadway who whipped out his cell phone and started scrolling for messages; locally, I saw someone at Florida Repertory Theatre take out his phone and start reading e-mails during a play. And dont start me on behavior in local movie theaters. Heres hoping this national discussion gives theater managers everywhere the courage to enforce no talking/no texting rules.Another boorIn other news, earlier this month writer V.S. Naipaul declared to the British paper The Guardian that no woman writer exists who is his equal. I suspect there are more male writers who feel that way, but Sir Naipaul has been the only one to actually say it out loud. Theres nothing like insulting at least half your readership and the majority of the book-buying public. According to the article by Amy Fallon, Sir Naipaul said women writers are quite different and I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think (it is) unequal to me. Why? Because of womens sentimentality, the narrow view of the world And inevitably for a women, she is not a complete master of a house, so that comes over in her writing too. He bashes Jane Austen, calling her sentimental, and even demeans his own publisher, Diana Athill. Ms. Athill, he admits, was great as an editor, but when she wrote, it was all this feminine tosh, he said, using British slang for nonsense or rubbish.ARTS COMMENTARY Two rants in the news lately have grabbed my attention, though temper tantrum might be a better term for them. The first took place in Austin, Texas, the city that prizes individuality so much its unofficial motto is: Keep Austin weird. Apparently, it also prizes silence during the movie-going experience. The Alamo Drafthouse, an Austin movie theater, reported on its blog that it recently ejected a woman for texting during a movie. The theater has a no-talking/notexting policy (as every theater should), and after giving her two warnings, forced her to leave (and didnt give her a refund). The young woman then called the theater and left a message a rambling, selfrighteous diatribe. She claimed she was trying to find her seat in the dark and was using the light from her cell phone. In a stroke of genius, Alamo Drafthouse turned her message into its latest antitexting public service announcement that plays prior to screenings of R-rated movies. While playing the phone message from the anonymous patron, they run her words in white, against a black background. The ranting young woman declares that she was in the right, because she lives in USA Magnited (sic) States of America! Where you are free to text in a the-a-ter! Unfortunately, like many clueless cellphone abusers, she believes she should be free to talk or text on her phone wherever she is, even if it disturbs others. She goes on to proclaim: Ive texted in all the other theaters in Austin, and no one ever gave a ---about me or what I was doing with my ------phone. She concludes by declaring that shell never return to that theater again, to which they respond: Thanks for not coming back to the Alamo, texter! The PSA, which can be viewed at www. drafthouse.com, can also be seen on YouTube (Dont Talk Angry Voicemail) in both censored and uncensored versions. It has had more than 2 million hits and is well on its way to 3 million. Its been discussed on The View and on Anderson Cooper 360. Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League recorded a message on the theaters blog site in which he talks about the unexpected outpouring of response and stresses the necessity of civility even among those responding to the PSA. He a s w s t a nancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Two rants and a raveHe went on to say, I dont mean this in an unkind way. His comments led a friend of mine to declare, Really? What an idiot! and I dont mean that in an unkind way. The man is a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature which obviously doesnt mean he possesses insight or class. Many of my female friends I discussed this with just laughed and said, Well, theres another writer I can cross off my list. I certainly wont be reading him.And I have one friend who declared that years ago, she decided to read only books by women, because shed been forced to read so many books by males during college that she wanted to even the score and concentrate on women writers. To me, thats a little extreme, and I think shes missing out on a lot of great books that way.But the more I read, the more discriminating I get about what I read.Ive just about had it with the recent Philip Roth novels. Hes still overly enamored with his penis, and his protagonists still believe women young enough to be his granddaughters are helplessly enthralled by it. Even gay women cant get enough of it! And another writer of a thriller series has a tendency to describe women purely by the color of their hair and eyes and the size of their breasts. Ive simply stopped reading his books.To be fair, its very difficult to write with nuance and describe characters WENN / JUSTJARED.SYNC4ME.COMNeil Patrick Harris and Christina Hendricks in the closing night performance of Stephen Sondheims Company at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. WENN / JUSTJARED.SYNC4ME.COM Neil PatrickHarrisandChristinaHendricksinthli
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS ARTISTS AMONG US >>Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Pontiac, Mich., the youngest of nine children. >>When did you discover your creative talents? When I was finger-painting in kindergarten. >>What did you want to be when you were growing up? A secretary or an artist. >>What would you want to be today if you werent an artist? If I couldnt do anything artrelated, I would simply be the mom that I am, or maybe a chef. >>What is your medium of choice? Oil on canvas. >>How do you describe your style? Traditional/representational realism, with a touch of whimsy. >>Where can we see your work? At the Portside Studio in the Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island, at the Art League of Marco Island, and at www.artbyinez.com. >>What inspires you? Southwest Floridas wildlife and landscape, and interacting with other artists. >>Where do you work? At home and in my gallery at the Esplanade. >>What is your workspace like? At home, I turned the formal dining room into my studio. >>What would we be surprised to find in your work area? An old book with the title of my name, and a cat sleeping in a basket on my desk. >>How do you feel your art contributes to our community? I donate art to local organizations for fundraising. >>How do you use technology in your work or in marketing your work? I post to Facebook and my blog when I have the time! >>Besides your art, what are you passionate about? My family, animals life in general. >>What are you reading now? Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson. >>Artist youd like most to have dinner with? What would you ask? Michaelangelo. Did you hurt your neck painting the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel? >>What is your favorite quotation? Life is a great big canvas throw all the paint on it you can! Danny Kaye. >>Any guilty pleasures? Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. And DQ Snickers Blizzards! Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www.CollierArts.com.Inez Hudson, painter rmaybeachef. yourworkorinmarketingyour W WATERSIDESHOPS Seagate Drive (Pine Ridge) & Tamiami Trail N. (U.S. 41) Naples, FL. W W Monday Saturday, 10AM 7PM Sunday, Noon 6PM. Holiday hours may vary. W W C om p limentar y W W W W W W | 2 39-598-1605 OH SAY CAN YOU SEE...A ROOFTOP FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONMonday, July 4 at 7:30pm WATERSIDE SHOPS a secret meant to be shared...JOIN US FOR A CASUAL BBQ, HAGEN-DAZS TREATS, GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE. PLUS, DONT MISS THE FIREWORKS SHOW BEGINNING AT 9PM. SPACE IS LIMITED. LAWN CHAIRS WELCOME. PLEASE RSVP TO THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE OR BY PHONE AT 239-598-1605 BY JUNE 30. Sponsored by:
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C11 LOCATED AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT A Waldorf Astoria Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 AURA BAR VEUVE CLICQUOT HAPPY HOUR Every Friday 3PM-12AM Featuring: $3* VEUVE CLICQUOT at 3pm $5 Appetizers and Specialty Cocktails Live Jazz 4PM-8PM 50 Minute Swedish Massage 50 Minute Restorative Facial 90 Minute Classic Manicure & Pedicure The most impressive thing about Mr. Poppers Penguins has nothing to do with Jim Carreys performance (boy, has his career gone in the tank) or any of the films adorable penguins. No, the best thing comes from supporting actress Ophelia Lovibond as Mr. Poppers assistant, Pippi. Watching and hearing her pop her Ps with such alliterative grace is a proud point for an otherwise predictable, pedantic picture. But we must progress. Inspired by the beloved book of the same name by Richard and Florence Atwater, this is the story of Tom Popper (Mr. Carrey), a successful corporate executive whos slimy, but in a Jim Carrey-likeable way. This likeability explains why/how he has such a healthy friendship with ex-wife Amanda (Carla Gugino) and their two kids, Janie (Madeline Carroll) and Billy (Maxwell Perry Cotton), even though hes totally unreliable and is never around. As happens in stories of personal redemption, Tom is forced to become responsible for something other than work. In this case, his recently deceased father sends him a penguin to care for. Then five more arrive. Animal control officials, zookeepers (Clark Gregg) and others tell Tom he cant keep six penguins in his New York City loft, but young Billy loves his new pets. Whats an irresponsible father to do? Open doors to let in the winter air, thats what. And sit the penguins in front of the television to watch Chaplin movies. As Toms apartment is transformed from cozy ambiance to a penthouse igloo, Tom, too, is transformed, from a greasy smooth talker trying to buy Tavern on the Green from a spunky old lady (Angela Lansbury) to a caring, sensitive guy who now understands how to care for others. Mr. Carrey keeps the smiles coming even if hes not laugh-out-loud funny, but theres only so much he can do with penguins to keep us entertained. Ms. Lovibond, however, makes us smile every time shes on screen with her mastery of tongue-tying dialogue (the way her storyline is resolved is also perfect). As for the penguins, theyre real (for the most part). The filmmakers went all over the world looking for the right penguins to play Captain, Lovey, Bitey, Nimrod, Stinky and Loudy (so named for their distinctive traits), and I wouldnt even know where to begin in an attempt to criticize the birds performances. In short, theyre cute, though the scene in which they attack the Guggenheim during a gala is a bit much. Happily, the end credits state that no penguins were harmed during production (though it jokes that Mr. Carrey was bitten a few times). In terms of family entertainment, director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) Mr. Poppers Penguins is harmless. Sure, its completely unrealistic and has random quirks such as song lyrics from The Doors and The Beatles worked into the dialogue, but it also has a wholesomeness not easily found these days. Unfortunately, it needs more than Pippi and penguins in order to engage the adult audience. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.The Tree Of Life (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain) A father (Mr. Pitt) practices tough love with his three sons in 1950s Texas, while flashbacks chronicle the origins of life in this long, bloated film. While one can certainly admire director Terrence Malicks (The Thin Red Line) ambition, the execution is simply not there, and the film never cohesively comes together. Rated PG-13.Super 8 (Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths) A train crash precipitates a series of mysterious events in a small Ohio town in 1979. Theres a lot of teasing and hinting before anything is revealed, which means by the time we learn something important, its too little too late. Director J.J. Abrams shows a lot of affection for Steven Spielbergs sci-fi and family films of yesteryear, but no one can duplicate the master. Rated PG-13.X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon) Mutants Erik Lehnsherr/ Magneto (Mr. Fassbender) and Charles Xavier/Prof. X (Mr. McAvoy) meet and team up to stop Sebastian Shaw (Mr. Bacon) from starting World War III. In every regard acting, storytelling, visual effects, musical score and more its the years best movie thus far. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Mr. Poppers Penguins REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> Vanilla Ices 1990 hit, Ice Ice Baby, plays over the nal credits. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Celebrating Our10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.comSolatubes are Perfect for Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms & Living Rooms.STOP LIVING IN THE DARK!Solar Solutions Solar Solutions $525 Solar Powered Attic Fan 10w or 10" Solatube Installed(Tile roof additional charge) Expires 06/30/11 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. NAPLES bucadibeppo.com Also try our traditional Italian dishesfeaturing CHICKEN PARMIGIANA, SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS, CHEESE MANICOTTI, MOZZARELLA CAPRESE and many more! LOBSTER SPECIALS Summer Lobster Ravioli While many of us walk around with a smart phone and have come to expect to hear and see the news as it unfolds, few of us really think about the logistical feats involved in making this happen. Capture Our World, a photo exhibit at The von Liebig Art Center, features the work of six Naples Daily News photojournalists who juggle those logistics every day in the line of duty. The exhibit showcases not only the power of documenting a moment, but the artistry involved in capturing the perfect shot. Capturing Our World includes images from Pulitzer Prize finalist Greg Kahn and his newspaper colleagues David Albers, Michel Fortier, Manuel Martinez, Tristan Spinski and Lexey Swall. We are historians, catalysts, healers, facilitators, artists and societys own reflection, says Mr. Fortier, director of visuals at the paper. We record reality as it happens in real time. Perspective may change. But that moment, the essence of a great Exhibit captures the world BY SARA DEWBERRY____________________Special to Florida WeeklyDavid Albers, End of Volleyball Season Greg Kahn, New Face of Homeless in picturesSEE EXHIBIT, C13
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Lunch 11am-4pm Dinner 4pm-10pm 2344 Pine Ridge Road | Naples 239.263.6646 Summer SpecialOrder 2 Dinner Entres & Receive aFREE BOTTLE OF SELECT WINE Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-10pmDaily Lunch Specials $895from Pasta Dishes | Seafood | Veal | Chicken Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? CHEF SALADIceberg and romaine lettuce, tomato wedges, cucumber slices, Black Forest ham, smoked turkey breast, shredded, mild cheddar cheese and topped with real bacon pieces. Served with your choice of salad dressing. www.RiverchaseDermatology.com W.G. Eshbaugh, Jr., MD FACS, Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonUPPER EYELID LIFTIN OFFICE PROCEDURE LITTLE DOWN TIME Call for Special Event Pricing.Fort Myers and North Naples Spa Blue MD locations Call today. Appointments are Limited.239.313.2553Dr. Eshbaughs specialties include: Rejuvalift/In of ce Mini F ace Lift Liposuction Arm Lift Body Lift Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Cosmetic Breast Revision ASPS Member Surgeon Eyes Wide Open... Summer Event KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING Flag Day was first celebrated on June 14, 1889, in a public school in Fredonia, Wis. The teacher thought the pupils should celebrate the 112th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes. The idea of a birthday for the flag caught the attention of the public, and the idea spread. By 1891 there was a celebration at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, and soon laws were being passed in many states that asked that the flag be flown on all public buildings. Finally, after nearly 60 years, Flag Day became official when President Harry Truman signed the Act of Congress that made June 14 National Flag Day. The stars and stripes flag used today is the latest of many designs. There have been 28 different U.S. flags. Each has used red and white stripes and stars, one for each state. Three versions of the flag had the stars in a circle, and three had the stars forming a large six-pointed star. Decorations on textiles and porcelain almost always picture the flag of the year they were made. So try to count the stars, then look up when there were that many states. It should give you an idea of the age of your collectible. A 19th-century copper weathervane, 29 by 18 inches, had a figure of Liberty holding a large flag with 13 painted stars in a circle. That was the design used in 1777-78 and again in 1865-1867. The weathervane was made in about 1867, probably in Waltham, Mass. But many smaller items, including toys, had small flags and only a small space for a design, so often there were only a few stars, even less than 13, so its not a legal flag and is no help in determining a manufacturing date. Q: My grandparents left me a silk scarf, 24 by 15 inches. Theres an American flag in the middle with 45 stars, and around the wide edge there are various symbols, including circles, stars, diamonds and triangles. At the bottom are the words G.A.R. Encampment, Chicago, Aug. 1900. What is it all about and is it worth anything?A: Your scarf is a souvenir from the Grand Army of the Republic gathering in Chicago on Aug. 29-30, 1900. At that point, there were 45 U.S. states, which is the reason your scarfs flag has 45 stars. The GAR was a fraternal organization whose members had served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1900, more than 275,000 Union veterans were still alive. The symbols on your scarf were those used by the GAR, and they were often reproduced on GAR souvenirs. A scarf like yours auctioned a few years ago for $192. Yours would sell today for about the same price if its in excellent condition.Seeing stars, dating collectibles terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org SEE KOVELS, C15
Colby Red Wine $ 9.99 HAPPY HOUR $ 2 .} 1/2 priceEveryday $ 7.99 $ 12.95 Its Finally Open! Freshest Seafood Come Visit the Sistine Chapel of Fish Murals!BONITA SPRINGS Randy's Paradise Shrimp Co. NAPLES $ 7.99 $ 9.99 BREAKFAST! HAPPY HOUR $ 2 1/2 priceNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C15 Q: I have a silver matchbox-holder ashtray from the Furness Bermuda Line. It has a crest with the name of the line plus a flag with the letter F on it. On the bottom it says, Triple Deposit Mappin & Webbs Princes Plate, London & Sheffield, and therea crest with the letter I inside. Any information would be appreciated. A: The Furness Bermuda Line, operated by Furness Withy, transported passengers between New York and Bermuda beginning in 1919. Bermuda was a popular destination for travelers from the United States during Prohibition because alcohol was available on the island. The company ended its passenger service in 1966 but is in business today operating cargo ships and bulk carriers. Members of the Mappin family have been making silver in Sheffield, England, since 1810, but the name Mappin & Webb was not used until 1863. Princes Plate was a line of silver plates. The company is known to have used date codes and some collectors think the letter in the crest is a date code. The Sheffield factory closed in 1971, and Mappin & Webb became part of Sears Holding Ltd. Q: I have a Coca-Cola tray that Ive been told could be worth from $10 to $400. It says Drink Coca-Cola on the top and pictures a girl with dark hair and eyes wearing a soft blue dress, a white wrap and pearls. Shes holding a glass of Coca-Cola in her right hand, and that hand has a gold ring on the little finger.A: Your tray is known as a Flapper Girl Coca-Cola tray. The design was printed in 1923 by American Artworks, Inc., of Coshocton, Ohio. Reproductions of Coca-Cola trays have been made since the 1970s. Original trays have trademark information in the long tail of the first capital C of Coca-Cola and include the name of the printing company. This is missing on reproductions. An original Flapper Girl tray sold last year for $127. Reproduction trays usually sell for about $20 or less. Tip: Microcrystalline waxes, like Quake Wax or Quake Hold or the wax used by dentists to keep braces from hurting, are good for sticking ceramics and glass on shelves, but dont use them on soft unglazed ceramics like Indian pots. They leave an oil stain. 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. E KLY WE W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W E E E E E E E E E E E E W WE W WE W WE WE W W W W W WE W WE W WE W WE W W W W E E E E WE E W W WE W WE W WE WE W WE WE WE WE W W W WE W WE W WE W W W WE WE E WE E E E E WE WE WE W WE WE WE WE W WE WE W E WE WE WE WE E WE E E WE WE WE W E W W W W E E E W E W W E E E E E E E WE W E E EK E E E E E E E E E E K K K K K K E E E E E EK E E EK EK E EK E E EK EK K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K E E E EK EK EK EK EK EK EK E EK E E EK K EK K K K K K K K K E E EK EK EK EK K EK K K K K EK K E E EK E K K K K K K EK EK E E K E E K E E EK K K E E E K K K K K E E E K K K O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F JU J J J J J J J J J J U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U J J J J JU JU JU JU J JU J J J J J J U U U U JU JU J JU JU JU U U JU U JU JU J J JU J JU JU JU JU U JU JU JU J J JU J J J U J JU J J J U J J NE N N N N NE N NE N N N N N NE NE NE NE NE N NE NE NE NE N N NE NE N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E NE NE NE NE NE N N N E E E E E E E E E E E NE N NE N NE N N E E E E E E E N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N E E E E E E 2 e s s c rest wit h p lus a fla g i t. O n t he e De po sPrince s e ld, and etter I n would m uur in her right hand, a nd ring on the little fin ge A : Your tray is k no C oca-Co l a tr ay T h e in 1923 b y Ameri c C oshocton, O hi C oca-Co l a tray s t h e 1970s. Ori g m ark in f or ma t he f irst ca p i t a nd include th co mp an y. T hi d uctio n Gi rl t ra y COURTESY PHOTOLook closely at the stars shown in any flag used as a design. It may help date it. This rare molded copper Liberty weathervane was estimated to sell for $150,000 to $200,000, but no one bid high enough to buy it. The circle of stars shows it was made in 1867.KOVELSFrom page 14
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K K K K K K W W W W W W E E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 ww ww w w. se se k ak ak ey ey we we t st st ex ex pr pr es es s s. co co m m facebook.com/KeyWestExpress twitter.com/KeyWestExpress youtube.com/KeyWestExpress Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST June 24th KEY WEST GATOR CLUB DOLPHIN DERBYJune 26th SWANKY PALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVALEnjoy live music from favorite local entertainers from 11 a.m. 9 p.mJune 29th MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SEMINARJuly 2nd CONCH REPUBLIC LADIES DOLPHIN TOURNAMENTJuly 4th ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKSJuly 4th MEL FISHER DAYSEach year Mel Fishers family and friends celebrate the legendary salvors accomplishments $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers (239) 596-5600 LatitudeNaples.com Open 7 Days 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Suite 1100 Buy 1 Entre GET ONE FREEDining Room only Sunday-Thursday 5-7 pm Live Entertainment Daily Discount applied to lowest priced item Tax and Gratuity not included Cannot be combined with other promotions Valid only with Coupon Expires 7-7-2011 Try your hand at potteryNaples gallery plans August seriesA five-week class in hand-built pottery and raku techniques begins Monday, Aug. 1, under the instruction of award-winning artist Richard Rosen at Rosen Gallery & Studios. Classes will meet from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 29. No experience is necessary, and participation is limited to 10 people. Cost is $175 and includes all supplies. Beginning Saturday, July 2, and through Aug. 1, the gallery will host an exhibit of works by professional studio artists and Neopolitans Nili Leichter and Tracy Magen Rosen in 2-D, ceramics and sculpture. Finally, free tours of the gallery and studios, home to two painters, two ceramic artists and two sculptors, are offered every day, by appointment. Rosen Gallery and Studios is in North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., in North Naples. To sign up for a class or to schedule a tour, call 821-1061 or e-mail Mr. Rosen at email@example.com. Register now for classes at Marco centerPotter Sandy Moore Howe will instruct classes in hand-building and wheel-throwing 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.marcoislandart.org. oore Howe will n hand-building n g at the Marco th e Arts i n R e g istraginning potters d b ui l di ll ta ke m to 12:30 l y 7, 14 and Burn, Ms t h e w h ee l, wi ll 3 0 a.m. to 12:30 g 4, 11 and 18 th ree-sess io n r art lea g ue for others. A ded. in class will the end o f n t o f Ms t ery t ry more information c a ll 3 9 4-4221 or visit w ww.mar co i s lan da r t .org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 C17 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincess Cruises.comwww.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Naples Bay Port Royal The Gulf of Mexico BUY 1, GET 1 1/2 PRICE, valid on... Wednesday Sunset Dinner Cruise Saturday Seabreeze Lunch Cruise Sunday Sunset More Than Hors doeuvres Cruise Valid on adult tickets. Subject to change without notice. SUMMERSPECIAL SAVINGS Naples Princess Naples P rin cess We cruise rain or shine! Enjoy air conditioned comfort! Tuesday, June 24: Sounds of Sinatra featuring Tony Avalon Tuesday, July 5: 50s, 60s, 70s with Joe Marinos Live Piano Show Growing up in Italy my Nonna said great food should come at a great value. I agree. This Summer, 4 course dinner only $33. Angelina Summer Wine PromotionHalf o bottles of wine up to $175 throughout the restaurant from Tuesday-Saturday Summer Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday beginning June 5th 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Real. Italian. Follow me at Angelinasbonita 10 P.M. American Experienc e: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided Ambition Part 1 The story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincolns childhoods his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home describes their courtship. David Morse is the voice of Abraham Lincoln. Holly Hunter is the voice of Mary Todd Lincoln. David McCullough narrates. TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 10 P.M. P O.V.: My PerestroikaThe last generation of Soviet children, theyve experienced the hopes of Gorbachevs reforms and the confusion of the USSRs dissolution and are searching for their places in todays Moscow. With candor and humor, five former classmates paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 9 P.M. NOV A: What Are Dreams?Are they a window into a hidden realm within us? Science is only just beginning to understand as they use extraordinary experiments to investigate the world of sleep. FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 8:30 P.M. CREW : Evolution of a Dream Part 2 For more than 20 years, the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed has been cleansing Southwest Floridas water, educating its children, sheltering its wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for its people. But what will the next 20 years hold? Will CREW be able to expand beyond its 60,000 acres and enhance its offerings? Or will the fervor for environmental preservation wane in the face of tough economic times and shifting political priorities? 9 P.M. Mast erpiec e Mystery! Poirot: The Clocks Poirot is asked to assist in a murder investigation to determine if a young woman is responsible for the crime. Mounting complications in the case, including multiple frozen clocks, lead the detective to suspect an international political cover-up. MONDAY, JUNE 27, 8 P.M. Antiques R oa dshow: Washington, D.C. Hour 3 Miniature antique portraits; a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model; a circa-1840 temperance banner; and a 1920s oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith.This week on WGCU TV
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Wow!King sh Cabernet Sauvignon or ChardonnayTwo Dinners & a Bottle of WineWine & DineAll Entres Include Wine, Salad & Potato$1495per person THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Featuring Our Seasonal Summer Menu SUPER SUMMER SPECIALS!Happy Hour 3 to 7 BUY ONE GET ONE on Fish N Chips Bring In This Coupon For This Special LIVE ENTERTAINMENT The Original English Pub an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Tickets for Love That Dress! will go on sale Aug. 1 for $25 per person. In the meantime, several LTD! collection parties are taking place to make donating almost as much fun as shopping at the event itself. Already-been-seenin dresses of all styles and sizes, from sundresses and office-appropriate suits to cocktail attire, formals and bridal gowns are welcome, as are fashion accessories. LTD! collection parties are set for: n 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Petunias, 852 Fifth Ave. S. Bring a dress or two and enjoy cupcakes from Sassy Cakes, complimentary psychic readings by Candyce Strafford, polish changes by Polished Nail Boutique and mini-makeovers with Eyelashes by Lianna. n 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Shulas Steak House, Hilton Naples Enjoy four wines and paired appetizers, lives music and a casual fashion show of donated dresses; $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Sign up by visiting www.shulasnaplesevents.eventbrite.com or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. n 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Bio in Mercato n Sunday, July 31, at Oasis Parvaneh Womens Empowerment Center, 2377 Linwood Ave. If you would like to host an LTD! collection party, contact Stacey Herring at 280-7775 Stacey.email@example.com. In addition to collection parties, the United Arts Council of Collier County is serving as a collection point for donations during office hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, through July 28. UAC is at 2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 504, in the Moorings Professional Building (next to Red Lobster). For information, call 263-8242. Finally, numerous volunteer opportunities are available leading up to and on the evening of LTD! Contact Marianne Kearns, PACE-Collier executive director, at Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Put on The Ritz at this years NCH Hospital BallThe patients, staff, volunteers, donors and friends of NCH Healthcare System inspired the theme for the NCH Hospital Ball 2011: This Is My Hospital. The black-tie evening begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Tickets are $475 per person. Proceeds will help create 64 Smart Rooms at the NCH North Naples hospital. For tickets or more information, call Cynthia Bennett at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail email@example.com. Dance competition will raise funds for literacy programLiteracy Volunteers of Collier County will hold the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. LVCC teaches illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English.A number of prominent Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers to perform. Prizes are awarded based on dancing ability as well as the amount of money dancers raise for LVCC. Sponsors this year are the Naples Performing Arts Center, the Naples Daily News and Designs Inspired. Tickets are available now. Call LVCC at 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy.org. Saddle up for Bootstrap BoogieNaples Equestrian Challenge holds its sixth annual Bootstrap Boogie barn dance Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at NEC headquarters off Goodlette-Frank Road north of Pine Ridge Road. Live countrywestern music, a mechanical bull, line dancers and Pony Pie Bingo are all part of the fun. NEC provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs for Collier County children and adults with disabilities. For more information, call 596-2988 or visit www.naplesequestrianchallenge. org. SAVE THE DATE Tell us about your big eventsIts never too early to send Save the Date details about charity galas and parties to Florida Weekly. We keep a running list and print it as space permits during the slower summer months. As the new social season gets going, well dedicate more space to spreading the word about the must-do fundraisers lining up for 2011-2012 season. Make sure yours is on our list so our readers can plan to attend. Put it on your calendar to e-mail the who, what, where, when and why about your organizations event to Editor Cindy Pierce at cpierce@ floridaweekly.com. Love That Dress! collection parties lead up to salePACE Center for Girls-Immokalee is having its first Love That Dress! sale and party from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Naples Grande. Guests will get to stake their claim on new and gently worn dresses and accessories to benefit the center that provides girls and young women
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As he begins a new and unfamiliar course as a grandparent, which will certainly include bestowing lessons that reflect strength in character, the board and agency Mr. Bretzmann helped build to a reputable standing in the community undertakes a new course in search of a formidable replacement. But the 10-member leadership search team is not unfamiliar with this responsibility, each bringing years of experience in management and recruitment to the table. Mike Dillon, chairman of the United Way board, has managed more than 300 employees in his 32-year banking career and is currently the Florida district president for KeyBank. A volunteer member of the board for six years, Mr. Dillon says Mr. Bretzmanns career experience has been instrumental to United Way. Under Ernies guidance, Colliers United Way has tripled its revenue, Mr. Dillon says. With Mr. Bretzmanns push, he adds, the agency created an emergency operating reserve and a healthy endowment fund to ensure a bright future for the organization. I take great satisfaction in knowing that everything necessary for United Ways continued success is in place, says Mr. Bretzmann, who has been recognized for his leadership achievements throughout his career. Among his distinctions: a 2009 Man of Distinction award from the Education Foundation of Collier County; the National YMCA Senior Directorship Certification Award; and a Paul Harris Fellowship of Rotary International. He is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 1998 and the Leadership Institute Class of 2003.The search to replace him with someone who can inspire a community will take months. But the search committee is confident it can attract applicants with proven leadership experience, and ultimately hire one who will continue MR. Bretzmanns ambitious initiatives, as well as introduce new ideas and plans to guide United Ways mission now and in the future.Mr. Bretzmann was born and raised in Livingston, N.J., a small town outside New York City. He and fellow community leader Mike Reagen, president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, attended the same high school. As a young man, Mr. Bretzmann enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent time stationed in Europe as a personnel specialist. He served on the USAFE (United States Air Force in Europe) Honor Guard and was USAFE weightlifting champion while stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.Upon returning to the U.S., he attended Grand Canyon College (now University) in Phoenix, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and graduated United Way of Collier County bids farewell to long-time leaderwith a bachelors degree in behavioral science. During college, he worked at the Phoenix YMCA and decided to make a career with that organization. As a director, he worked at the Wilkes-Barre Pennsylv ania YMCA and later served as executive director of YMCAs in Miami and Marco Island as well as in Greensboro, N.C. While in Marco, he helped the agency incorporate and build its current facility.Mr. Bretzmann became executive director of the United Way of Collier County in June 1995, a position that was recently renamed as president. Among many of the accomplishments during his tenure, he established the agencys endowment fund, which is not funded by campaign revenue but strictly through bequests, to help support and sustain the agencys internal operations.In addition to the recognitions listed above, he is a f ounding member of the Marco Island Community Prayer Breakfast and the Grant Makers Association of Collier County. He also served on the Department of Children and Families Community Based Care Alliance, the Collier County Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, Community Health Care Consortium, the steering committee of PLAN (Physician Lead Access Network of Collier County) and the advisory board of the Golden Gate Community Center. He also served three years on the Board of Governors of the United Way of Florida. The United Way of Collier County has been serving the people of Naples and Collier County since 1957, raising funds to support the work of local human service agencies. The agency just completed its 2010-2011 campaign, the funds of which go toward programs and services that directly help more than 100,000 residents through 29 partner agencies. For more information, go to www.unitedwayofcolliercounty.orgBY MOLLIE PAGE____________________Special to Florida WeeklyErnie Bretzmann, standing, with legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula at a United Way de Tocqueville brunch in March 2011.CHARLIE MCDONALD / COURTESY PHOTO r ee in b e h aviora l h k d h and the Grant Makers Association o f Colli l d h y h d e / O
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 Summer Chef SeriesJUNE 27th 6:30PM Featured Ingredient: Kurobuta Pork Call 239.236.4421 to reserve! JULY 25AUGUST 29SEPT 19OCT 17 Details, online registration: www.ShulasNaplesEvents.EventBrite.comSummer Tasting Dinner Menu 10 signature menu selections, over 4 courses, champagne welcome. Served Individually, 3oz 6oz Tasting Portions *Available the 1st and 3rd Mondays of June, July, August 5:30PM only. $65.00 Details, online registration: www.ShulasNaplesEvents.EventBrite.com Wine Tasting! 6/29/11 5:30-7:30pmWine, Appetizers, Live Music, Casual fashion show of the donated dresses! complimentary cocktail! Details, online registration: www.ShulasNaplesEvents.EventBrite.com Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Chrissys at Bayfront, 369 Bayfront Place, Naples; 353-4444 Veteran restaurateur Chrissy Bianchi offers omelets, pancakes, Panini and such for breakfast and lunch in a sparkling waterfront setting. Dine inside or out on items such as smoked salmon Benedict, tenderloin and mushroom omelet and banana Foster French toast. The meat in the omelet was on the chewy side, but the smoked salmon Benedict was a refreshing variation on the standard. The standout of the meal was the bananas Foster French toast: thick-sliced challah sauted to a fluffy golden brown and topped with chunks of ripe banana, sauce and whipped cream. The place was busy and service was on the choppy side, but the setting is so lovely that staying a little longer didnt prove a hardship. Soft drinks available.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2011Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009La Fogata, 3300 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 948-4488It takes a bit of detective work to find La Fogata, nestled as it is among larger establishments clustered on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road. (Hint: Its near Bealls.) Once you find it, however, you arent likely to forget this charming little spot that offers authentic Mexican fare and hospitality at rock-bottom prices. The guacamole is lively, full of avocado, tomato and green onions. Camarones revolcados consisted of perfectly grilled shrimp accompanied by a creamy salsa with volcanic heart, rice and black beans. A combo platter with a taco with Mexican sausage, sope with grilled flank steak and tostada with chicken was equally good, each item piled high with fresh, flavorful ingredients that had been cooked to order. Paired with a well-chilled Modelo Especial or tangy agua de tamarindo (tamarind soda), its a bargain-priced feast. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2011Sam-Bucco Bistro, 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 592-6050Most restaurants keep customers coming back because the food is exceptional or the service is noteworthy or the ambience is beautiful. Ive rarely encountered one in which all three approach perfection the way they do at Sam-Bucco Bistro, a Mecca of Mediterranean splendor. The room glows a warm gold, creating an elegant ambience in which knowledgeable servers present course after course of superb food. Every dish, whether a timeless classic or something the eponymous chef has dreamed up, is composed of fresh ingredients presented artfully. I could make a meal on the Turkish grilled calamari served with arugula, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh lemon juice. A sampler platter of creamy babaganouj, avocado salad, marinated mushrooms, cheeses and focaccia was also first rate. A nightly special featured a fettuccine pancake with Parmesan and cream topped with a cold water lobster tail, shrimp, peas and pink sauce. Also noteworthy was an entre of shrimp and scallops chorizo with braised pears, mandarin oranges and tart pomegranate sauce. The wine list is extensive and impressive, too. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011Sophias Ristorante Italiano, 3545 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 597-0744This classic and classy establishment serves ultra-fresh, well-executed Italian dishes along with house-made breads and desserts. From the warm bread with olive oil to the tender-crisp broccoli rabe with spicy homemade sausage and crisp polenta to the vivid red tuna carpaccio with caper berries to the huge and delicious zuppe di pesce, to desserts of tiramisu and sfogliatelle, this was an exceptionally good meal. Service was also excellent, including table checks by owner Jay Cherr, one of which included a visit with 1-year-old daughter, Sophia, on whom he and wife/coowner Camille clearly dote. The ambience is lovely as well, reminiscent of trattorias found in Italy. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2010 PAST REPASTS vi na i grette an d f res h o n juice. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 23-29, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 The Turtle Club>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Yes >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$15; entrees, $26-$39 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, at tables indoors or umbrella-shaded ones overlooking the gulf >> Specialties of the house: Oysters Turtlefeller, Turtle Club signature seafood chowder, coastal market ceviche, Rabbit Run Farms roasted beet salad, low country shrimp and sausage, crispy fried Atlantic ounder, rack of Colorado lamb, blackened sea scallops >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.windwardhospitality.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Vanderbilt Beach Resort, 9225 Gulfshore Blvd., Naples; 592-6557SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know Despite our proximity to water, its tough to find a place where you can take a seat up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico and its gorgeous sunsets. Unless, of course, you dine at the Turtle Club. Even on a hot, sticky night in June, every outdoor table was occupied well before sunset. Given that the restaurant is situated within the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, I suspect the majority of those diners were visitors who arent well acquainted with the steamy subtropics. The good news is that they were all well rewarded for their sacrifice with a spectacular sunset. (Note: Many of those seated inside scampered out the back door just before the sun went down to admire the view, snap a few photos and then return to the blessed relief of a dehumidified, air-conditioned dining room.) Clearly, the view is a major draw, but the Turtle Clubs staff makes a noble attempt at delivering food and service to match. Although there were some fits and starts on both counts, theres plenty to like here besides the location. The dining room has a clubby feel. Sturdy chairs and tables are angled so that all afford a view of the water. A red rose graces each table, and items of a nautical nature adorn the walls. Service was top notch when we arrived a little after 7 p.m. Our server was quick to delivkarenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org food & wine CALENDAR Friday, June 24, 6 p.m., Windstar Countr y Club: Opera Naples Guild holds a summer solstice event with food, drink, a performance by the Opera Naples Summer Youth Program, plus live jazz; $80, 1700 Windstar Blvd., Naples; 514-7464. Reservations required. Saturday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Whole F oods Mar ket: The Kids Club features healthy summer recipes and is geared toward ages 5-10 (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian); $5, Mercato; 552-5100 or www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter. Registration required. Saturday, June 25, 4-5 p.m., Fleming s P rime Steakhouse and Wine: A weekly wine tasting features hors doeuvres by Chef David Gossett; $15 in advance, $20 at the door (includes $25 credit toward dinner that night); 8985 US 41 N.; 598-2424 Saturday, June 25, 5-6:30 p.m., J ubilee Chir opractic: Raw food gourmet Bethany Tait demonstrates easy recipes, including strawberry-almond milk, grapefruit-avocado salad and cherry-cashew squares; watch, taste and take home recipes; $25, 6291 Naples Blvd.; 513-9004. Reservations required. Sunday, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4-8 p .m., P atrics in the Evening: Sundays are for tea dances at Patrics, with a DJ, bar menu, drinks and a casual atmosphere; 1485 Pine Ridge Road; 304-9754. Sunday, June 26, 6 p.m., Roys Do wnt own Naples: Enjoy a seven-course tapas dinner and conversation with Chef John OLeary; $55, 475 Bayfront Place, Naples; 261-1416. Monday, June 27, 6 p.m., McCormick & Schmick s: South Africas Indaba Winery stars at a dinner featuring mussels in coconut curry broth, cashew-crusted soft shell crab, braised pork roast and grilled Georgia peach galette; $75, Mercato, 9114 Strada Place; 591-2299. Reservations required. Monday, June 27, 6 p.m., Stoneys S t eakhouse: Executive Chef Eric Delano and his son Aaron (who recently graduated from Johnson & Wales University) present a three-course, tapas-style wine tasting while demonstrating classic and modern cooking techniques at the Pere Et Fils (Father and Son) Wine Club; $30, 403 Bayfront; 435-9353. Reservations required. Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m., M W a terfront Grille: Executive Chef Brian Roland and Handsome Harrys Chef Tony Biagetti each prepare two courses featuring kurobuta pork, then collaborate on dessert at the first of five Summer Chef Series dinners; $95 for dinner, plus $45 for wine pairings; 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 2634421. Reservations required. Send items to cuisine@ floridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Turtle Clubs gulf-front location ranks among the bester a nicely chilled bottle of Trimbach Riesling, a lovely dry Alsatian white. Our appetizers Rabbit Run Farm roasted beet salad ($10) and coastal market ceviche ($8) arrived in short order as well. The menu touts the beets as coming from Rabbit Run Farm, a hydroponic operation based in Alva. While using local products is laudable, its not beet season in Florida, and a check of the farms website, which lists the vegetables available now, makes no mention of beets. Whether they were Rabbit Runs or not, they were sweet, firm and delicious, made even more so by a mound of smooth goat cheese and a sprinkling of candied pecans and micro greens. However, the orange balsamic vinaigrette with which they were dressed was all but invisible. Fortunately, the other ingredients had lots of flavor. The fact that ceviche contained wahoo, a great fish thats rarely found in restaurants, was enough to sway me. As with the beet salad, the wahoo and mahi tasted fresh, but the dish cried out for more flavor than the citrusy sauce provided. Where was the heat, the searing bite of chili peppers traditionally found in this dish? Im all for accommodating a range of palates, but lets include those who like their food to bite back. Many restaurants offer a choice of spiciness, much like Chinese and Thai places do. That would have been a nice option here. As sunset neared and the room filled up, the pace of our meal slowed. Our server wound up with six tables including one with seven people which is about double what a good server can handle. Three, possibly four, tables on a busy night is acceptable, but not six. The result was that she wasnt able to keep up with any of them. After close to 25 minutes, an expediter arrived with our entrees Gulf yellowtail snapper ($29) and a petite filet with shrimp and sausage ($29). Both were attractive, hot and included vegetables. The yellowtail was served with roasted fennel, fingerlings, olives and roasted asparagus. It was also supposed to have a preserved lemon-basil vinaigrette, but I could neither see nor taste it. The fillet was flaky and properly cooked, as were the vegetables. I kept thinking that sauce would have elevated this dish to something memorable. The other entre was far better. The filet consisted of about 4 ounces of tender, flavorful beef, just enough when accompanied by three large, grilled shrimp and a like number of savory sausage slices. The meat had a soulful demi glace, while the shrimp wore a light but tasty citrus beurre blanc. Rich, lumpy mashed potatoes were good with both sauces. At this point, our server was swamped delivering a tray of desserts to the party of seven, taking an order a second table, pouring wine at another. I finally had to flag her down as she dashed past to take our dessert order. This is a problem caused by whoever oversees the dining room. Even the eightarmed Indian goddess Vishnu couldnt have met this challenge, and no server wants to disappoint his or her guests. We had considered leaving without dessert, but the warm berry tart ($7) we shared was worth the wait. Sliced like a pie, it had a buttery pastry crust filled with blackberries and raspberries and was served with a cup of warm berry sauce that we poured over it. By the time we were took our leave, the dining room lights were low and the noise level was high. The tranquility of the sunset was but a memory. Nonetheless, I liked much of what the Turtle Club offered and I plan to try it again once the weather cools down and sitting outside doesnt feel like doing penance. ome fits and starts s oca h a s a ir s o f d u r l i v e fits and starts p l ent y to a ti o n s a s vA wild berry tart with berry sauce was as delicious as it was beautiful. A petite filet mignon, sausage and shrimp combine to form an inventive surf and turf. Large picture windows afford insider diners a lovely view of the water and the sunset.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe coastal market ceviche varies with whats available. This one consists of mahi and wahoo. Gulf yellowtail snapper is served atop roasted fennel, fingerling potatoes, cured olive and asparagus. m n s d e Largepicturewindowsaffordinsiderdiners a ) Thecoastalmarketcevichevarieswith e y e I e e t n w f g Gulfyellowtailsnapperisservedatoproasted Awildb er ry t ar t withb er ry s au ce w as a s lovely view of the water and the sunset d d e o nr n coo k in g Fils ( Fath er 403 Bayfront; q uired.
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