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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 Heres the scene: It is summer. There is a pool party in progress. There are 20 to 25 people in attendance. One of those people is named Chris Browning. Chris is a drop-dead blonde and a dead-ringer for the actress Morgan Fairchild, and on this day she wears a bikini that requires less material than the average pair of socks. I sit on the side of the pool as Chris strolls by. She stops, bends down and runs a hand through my hair. I do not protest. You know, Bill, she says, leaning low and whispering into my ear in a voice husky with promise, youre getting quite a few gray hairs. I am 24 years old.Now, 38 years later, there is nothing but gray (actually, white is a more accurate description) atop my head. I do not know if the fetching Ms. Browning put some sort of hex on me, but it seems as if the gray began to accumulate at an astounding rate not long after her remark.My hair was about half gray by the time I was 30, three-quarters so by 35 and completely snow white at the tender age of 40. It is a genetic thing. Almost everyone on my mothers side of the family turns gray or white before they reach 50. This hair deal used to really bug me. People will tell you that white or gray hair makes a man look distinguished. Hooey. Distinguished is simply a euphemism for old. Ive been asked if I am eligible for the senior discount since I was in my late 40s. That galled me at first, but I finally decided to give in and take the damn discounts as my way of raging against the bigotry of what I call grayism. Ive probably saved hundreds of dollars over the years by accepting undeserved senior discounts, and I feel not the slightest twinge of conscience for doing so. I learned early that gray hair seems to bring out the worst in people. Let me give you a memorable example. At my 30th high school reunion, a classmate approached me. His eyes went straight to my hair. What in the hell happened to you? he asked. Youve got more white hair than my grandmother. As God is my witness, the witless lout who made this remark had no more than seven or eight hairs on his head. He was almost totally bald. Never not even in my foulest humor would I contemplate approaching someone at a social occasion and making a remark about his baldness. I dont think many people would gig a bald guy, but let me tell you, its always open season on guys with silvery locks. When I was married, a neighbor asked me how I managed to land a wife so many years my junior. (My ex-wifes hair was a deep black.) It wasnt easy, I told him with a wink and an elbow to the ribs. I did not add that my wife was younger than me by all of three months. There always is the option of dying the mop, but its been white for so long now, Ive honestly forgotten exactly what my natural hair color is. I think it was a medium brown or maybe a light brown or maybe it was dark brown. I really dont know. Besides, I do not want to walk around looking like a guy who has smeared shoe polish on his scalp. In one of the more bizarre hair-related incidents, a woman asked if I did indeed dye my hair. Are you kidding? I asked. No, she said. Do you? My response was: Do you think that if I were going to dye my hair, Id make it this color? Why would I dye my hair white? Well, she replied in a tone that carried more than a little indignation, people dye their hair purple, orange all sorts of colors for all sorts of reasons. I said, Thats true, but most of those people are between the ages of 15 and 25 and play in grunge bands with names like Itchy Rectum or some such.I dont understand why youre making such a big deal of this, she said. It was a simple question. And if youre so sensitive about the color of your hair, maybe you should dye it and be done with it.No, no dye jobs for me. But I have considered shaving it all off. Not only would that resolve the color issue, but it would be cool in the summer and maintenance would be a snap. Theres one problem with that plan, however. When I was 23 years old, I was involved in a horrific automobile accident. I wasnt wearing a seatbelt, and I was sent hurtling, head first, through the windshield. They sewed 117 stitches into my noggin. The resulting semblance of a giant zipper running across the top of my head renders voluntary baldness not an option. So, if I dont dye and I dont shave my head, I suppose I am stuck to live out the remainder of my days with this cotton top. Not long ago, I was getting my hair cut and moaning about all the white hair that had accumulated on that black gown thing draped around me. The woman who was doing the cutting stopped and took what she was holding in her right hand and held it in front of my face, not two inches from my eyes. Do you know what these are? she asked. Scissors? No, theyre thinning shears. Your hair is so thick I have to thin it to make it manageable. Do you have any idea how many men your age need thinning shears? I shrugged. Well, the answer is not many. Not many at all. Youve got thicker hair than most of my clients who are in their 30s. So please, do me a favor, and quit all of this complaining about your white hair. Consider that done, maam. Shades of gray billCORNWELL firstname.lastname@example.orgCOMMENTARY
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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 Think of food terrorism and what do you see? Diabolical plots to taint items on grocery store shelves? If you are Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando, you might be thinking of a group feeding the homeless and hungry in one of your city parks. That is what Mayor Dyer is widely quoted as calling the activists with the Orlando chapter of Food Not Bombs food terrorists. In the past few weeks, no less than 21 people have been arrested in Orlando, the home of Disney World, for handing out free food in a park. Food Not Bombs is an international, grass-roots organization that fights hunger. As the name implies, it is against war. Its website home page reads: Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war? The Orlando chapter sets up a meal distribution table every Monday morning and Wednesday evening in the citys Lake Eola Park. Lately, the Orlando police have been arresting those who serve food there, like Benjamin Markeson. He was perplexed, telling me: We think that its terrorism to arrest people for trying to share food with poor and hungry people in the community to meet a community need. And all we do is we come to the park and we share food with poor and hungry people. I dont know how that qualifies as terrorism. Attorney Shayan Elahi doesnt know, either. He is representing Orlando Food Not Bombs in court. He has filed for an injunction against the city in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, which is presided over by Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. Judge Perry is in the news lately as the no-nonsense judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which is happening now in Orlando. While the judges courtroom receives blanket coverage on cable networks, Mr. Elahi hopes Judge Perry will have time to personally rule on his filing. At issue is a city law, the Large Group Feeding ordinance, that requires groups to obtain a permit to serve food, even for free, to groups of 25 or more. Such permits are granted to any group only twice per year. Orlando Food Not Bombs has already used both of its allowed permits this year. The Florida Civil Rights Association has called on Mayor Dyer to apologize for his designation of the Food Not Bombs group as terrorists. The criminal act should not be feeding more than 25 people, but that more than 25 people need food. Attorney Elahi links the crackdown to the planned gentrification of downtown Orlando: The mayor started the development board for downtown Orlando, and his whole goal was basically to push everybody who ... didnt fit their idea of who should be in downtown. And were trying to point out to the mayor that times have changed, that now everybody is hurting, and a lot more people who come to Food Not Bombs food sharing are working poor. The core message of Food Not Bombs is embodied in a resolution passed just last week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors calling on Washington to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as soon as strategically possible, redirecting funding to meet vital human needs here at home. Central Florida has been hit very hard by the recession and is among the top locations for foreclosures and bankruptcies. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that global food prices are expected to remain high for the rest of the year and beyond. Earlier this year, food prices hit levels seen during the 200708 food crisis that sparked unrest in poor nations worldwide. Mass protests and a general strike in Greece against planned austerity measures are shutting down Athens. One of the most famous songs at Disney World, not far from Lake Eola Park, is called Its a Small World. Its refrain: Theres so much that we share/that its time were aware/its a small world after all. Lets turn fantasy into reality. Sharing food should not be a crime. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Food terrorism in the Magic KingdomSometime between 2008 and now, President Barack Obama lost the future. He rose to high office on a gust of hope and change, but despite the future-oriented marketing has proved himself devoted to old pieties and existing governmental structures. At this rate, hell be remembered as the last president of the 20th century. His economic policy has been a reprise of the best economic thinking circa 1932. Its been all Keynesian stimulus, and the soggy results are all around us. With the economy still weak and unemployment still high, hes checkmated by his own stale orthodoxy. Hes unable to advance any significant proposals that wouldnt simply be more of the same and politically unacceptable in this era of anxiety over the debt. In his misplaced faith in the shovel-ready project, he must have had visions of the Hoover Dam and the interstate highway system those jewels of 20th-century American infrastructure, built relatively rapidly before the regulatory state had tied itself in knots rising up from his stimulus. Instead, the stimulus has built little or nothing anyone will remember. Obamas health-care program is radical in its sweep, but distinctly mid-20th century in its orientation. An enormous part of it simply depends on the expansion of Medicaid, the pride of 1965. In the first blush of the Great Society, Medicaid might have seemed a glorious innovation. Now, its results are so poor that some studies show that the health o utcomes f or people on Medicaid arent any better than those without any insurance at all.As the baby boomers retire, the 20th-century entitlement state is under increasing strain. Paul Ryan proposes transforming Medicare to harness the power of the market and rein in the programs costs over time. Obama proposes a bureaucratic board to dictate its future in command-andcontrol fashion out of World War II. It is coming undone under the solvents of demographics (an aging population), fiscal realities (unsustainable levels of debt) and market changes (globalization and new technologies favoring the quick and nimble). Its not the 1950s anymore. Yet government lumbers on. How many rounds of restructuring and downsizing has corporate America gone through over the decades? For the private sector, all is flux. For the public sector, the more things change, the more they stay the same.Obama has gone from agent of change to the best friend of government as we know it. Hes gone from capturing the restlessness and discontent of the American public to relying on the sheer power of inertia to resist Republican plans to tackle the debt and update the entitlement state. Hes the great obstacle to adjusting to new realities.All around Obama the cracks in the edifice are showing. The AARP is signaling openness to Social Security cuts. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the son of liberal lion Mario Cuomo, is pursuing reformist measures unimaginable a few years ago. Yet Obama apparently still needs a weatherman to tell him which way the wind is blowing. If Bill Clinton built the bridge to the 21st century, Barack Obama is adamantly refusing to cross it, rendered immobile by his ideology and self-interest. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The last president of the 20th century? amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 to him for a live shot. Somehow the audi-dextrous reporter remains reverent of his astronaut guest. Somehow he pays attention when his producer in a satellite truck interrupts his ear-stream. Somehow he speaks. He speaks to the boys and girls who grew up kneeling around a television as man first walked on the moon, seemingly bouncing from flag to screen. And he speaks to the boys and girls who may be looking at their first space shuttle, their eyes lit with possibility. Mr. Zarrella speaks to the senses, telling his viewers what theyre missing, The earth starts to rumble. You feel a rumbling, rolling across the Earth to you. Then he shows the nation a space shuttle launch, by not seeing it. His back to the shuttle, his face to the camera, on-site Zarrella watches the launch on TV. He turns his head and looks over his shoulder right at liftoff. He may take three or four more glances, quick glances, as the shuttle spears towards space. But even when his producer cuts in his earpiece, Were staying on the shuttle, Mr. Zarrella does not turn. Even when hes minimized to a small box on the bottom corner of the screen, he looks straight ahead. Being there to feel the rumble might make it easy for Mr. Zarrella to perceive the launch as happening just for him, but the journalist has the selfrestraint to keep his face forward, so everyone, in every living room, might feel the shuttle launches just for them. You try to stay within the moment, but you try to remain above it, remain above the event. You cant be drawn into it to the extent you become part of it, to the extent you interject yourself into the event, says Mr. Zarrella, who interjects his broadcast with tidbits of engineers and scientists and astronauts, those who play flutes in space, those who grew up fixing Jaguars, those who lithograph moonscapes. Youre covering an event, a big event, he says. You have to stay out of it as best you can, thats how you see it. Mr. Zarrella says he has kept himself out of 75, maybe 76 launches, reporting on the space shuttle program since 1984. Space is my beat, says the 57-year-old, who has covered the same subject, working for the same network, been married to the same woman, for nearly 30 years. When NASA launches Atlantis the final flight of the space shuttle era scheduled for July 8 at 11:26 a.m. from Cape Canaveral, CNN Miami correspondent John Zarrella will report live from his directors chair, astronaut Cady Coleman by his side. The two will likely discuss the space shuttle saga starting with its Columbia inception in April 1981, followed by the fleet of Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor: Was the space shuttle program successful? Thirty years of orbits, space station assembly, setting satellites in motion, expanding Hubble telescope vision, expediting planetary exploration: Were such ambitions, such feats, worth it? Mr. Zarrella says yes, the space shuttle program was a tremendous success. He says we do not yet know how big the space station will be. We cannot yet measure the impact space discoveries will have on medicine. He sees the space shuttle as an international venture, one the Cold War world would not have believed Americans and Russians living and working together in space. Mr. Zarrella sees the space shuttle as an acceleration of technology never to be seen again in his lifetime. Equal in legacy, he sees a universal kinship. On July 8, as the Atlantis crew of four counts down their 12-day mission, his CNN commentary must move to whats next for NASA. Will we go back to the moon, to Mars, to an asteroid where are we going? More than anything, Mr. Zarrella worries that as the space shuttle goes away, so goes a childs interest. Its as if he sees the shuttle as the anthropomorphic muscle of might, and in its absence, the next generation of astrophysicists and astronauts might not share the dream. For 30 years, all young people have been inspired by the space program. Seeing a shuttle lift off is an iconic event, Mr. Zarrella says. Now a lot of young people may not go into engineering, or any fields related to space exploration, if they dont see a reason to, if they dont see NASA down the road. He sits in the swivel chair of his Plantation office, CNN mug on his desk. Uncrosses his ankle from his knee, puts his foot on the floor, I hope Im wrong. Astronaut Coleman touches on this same sentiment of educational stirring, speaking to Mr. Zarrella in a CNN clip, One of the things we can do up there is actually just be a presence that some little girl, some little boy looks up and thinks, you know, she looks like a real person, maybe I could do that job. This Atlantis commentating pair has a rare relationship. Reporter Zarrella was given unprecedented access to an astronaut, following Catherine Cady Coleman for a year, as the wife and mother prepared to spend 5 months in space. He interviewed her during eye exams and watched her learn Russian while jogging. Launching and landing in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Ms. Coleman needed to learn the language. And she needed her exercise. So she jogged with her instructor, squeezing in her running and her lessons. Mr. Zarrella was there to film her training and to film more personal moments, like the glimpse of her holding a stuffed animal, a small tiger the flight engineer took on her Expedition mission to hug by her chest and carry her back to her boy. Mr. Zarrella compiled these moments in his yearlong series, Counting down Cady. Then Cady called him from space. The connection was perfect. Mr. Zarrella was on his way to dinner when he picked up his cell phone. He turned to his companions, Hold on a sec, Ive got to take this. Back to his phone call from the International Space Station, Cady, what took you so long? Did you forget about me already? Back on the ground, no longer 220 miles up, Mr. Zarrella asks Ms. Coleman, Was it difficult, a difficult place for you to leave? To me it was like that book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, where the kids, you know, go through the wardrobe and they enter this magical world, and when they come back, you know, to where they really sort of live, nobody understands that that world is out there, says the astronaut in a CNN clip. But when theyre in that world, that world is very real, and thats a little bit what the space station was like for me. These exchanges delight Ms. Coleman. She does not tire of Mr. Zarrellas questions, because his curiosity prompts the emotions she means to share, but sometimes does not think to say. I love working with John because he is just as interested in getting the NASA story out as I am, writes the astronaut in an e-mail from Russia. He asks things that help me explain what we are doing and why it is important in a way that everybody understands. It is clear that he cares about space exploration, and he is also funny, which I love. Ms. Coleman may be the closest to space Mr. Zarrella will ever be. But for millions, for his audience, Mr. Zarrella becomes the shuttle, their teleport to that infinitely intriguing realm. Im not the story, Mr. Zarrella says. These people are the story. The things I cover are the story, and I try to convey it in the best possible way I can. As the space shuttle program ends, memories fly by this storyteller. He does not remember the first launch he saw (NASAs 10th space shuttle mission, the fourth flight of Challenger in February 1984), because of the one that blacked out everything else. Mr. Zarrellas memories start with the Challenger launch on Jan. 28, 1986. Correspondent Zarrella and company drove up from Miami to Cape Canaveral a couple of days early, to interview Girl Scout troops and the first teacher to fly to space, Christa McAuliffe, who wrote of the Apollo moon landing in her astronaut application, I watched the Space Age being born and I would like to participate. A freeze was moving into Florida that January night before the launch, so Mr. Zarrella spent the night in an orange grove, shooting weather footage. In the early morning hours, Mr. Zarrella and the boys went back to the CNN trailer and dozed off on the floor, their winter coats as their pillows, waiting for the launch. They werent worried about their lack of sleep, come on, they were covering a shuttle launch, this was routine, this was no big deal. Finally, countdown to the 11:40 a.m. launch. Mr. Zarrella took to his traditional spot by the lagoon, near the big clock. Here, he pauses in his recollection. His hand on his knee, he shifts his jaw, We were watching, then all of a sudden we see these enormous clouds. Hands up, arms crossed, he leans back, I will never forget, to me it looked more like fireworks, like sparks coming out, giant sparks. We were all scratching our heads, thinking, This isnt right, somethings wrong. Everybody was waiting for the vehicle to come out from behind the cloud stack. Mr. Zarrella closes his eyes, It never does. He started running up the mound to the NASA newsroom, saw his photographer Steve Sonnenblick, and asked in a panic, What happened? Mr. Sonnenblick took his eye away from his lens, The (expletive) thing blew up. Oh my God. Mr. Zarrella still covers his eyes, as he says the same words he said 25 years ago. Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight, on a day when CNN had no satellite trucks. Mr. Zarrella had to drive to Disney World to feed his tapes to the network, but his first reports, he made by phone. I dont recall what I said. And five minutes after I said it, I probably couldnt have told you. CNN Senior Producer Rich Phillips says its not necessarily what a reporter says or doesnt say, its not a matter of wit or poetry, its a matter of capturing the feeling, simply by saying whats going on out there. Mr. Phillips has seen Mr. Zarrella do this, particularly in May 1992, during Endeavors first launch. Endeavor was authorized by Congress as the replacement for Challenger, and was the first orbiter named by a national competition among young school students. There was this sense, this aura around NASA, that in a lot of ways, they were looking to Endeavor to mak e them w hole again, says Mr. Phillips, the producer in the CNN satellite truck for that launch. Mr. Phillips says he saw Mr. Zarrella channel all the nervous anticipation, all the way through the sighs of relief. Endeavors liftoff and Mr. Zarrellas coverage, flawless. When you have a sense of adventure, a passion to do something, it comes to you quickly, Mr. Phillips says. John takes today and he builds on yesterday. He boils things down in a way people understand it. Its not mired down, its English. Mr. Phillips has been based in Miami, covering space with Mr. Zarrella, since 1990. He says Mr. Zarrella can put aside the science, bringing the astronaut and the audience to the place where they are the same, because Mr. Zarrella is an Everyman reporter. He looks like an Everyman kind of guy. Mr. Zarrella has a Home Depot smile and football-coach hair. He winks when he says goodbye. Mr. Phillips laughs, Heres an anecdote for you Producer Phillips and reporter Zarrella were in Key Largo, interviewing a NASA team that was working on rendezvous technology for a possible trip to an asteroid. NASA was testing equipment underwater, simulating space. The team was looking for a tool that could open and close and grasp objects like a hand. They found inspiration at the general store, and when Mr. Zarrella introduced it to the public, he said it the way it was a glorified pooper-scooper. What better way to explain the thing so the public can understand, says Mr. Phillips, half snicker. John gets that. The only way to keep people interested, is to make it fun at the same time. That brings everybody down to the same level. Lisa Malone says NASA really does make it look easy, but to conduct a mission, to launch it, to land it, it is rocket science. Ms. Malone, a NASA director of public affairs, provides extensive access to the media, because the more educated the media, the better the story. TAKEOFFFrom page 1RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLYCNN correspondent John Zarrella has reported on the space shuttle program since 1984.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 NEWS A9 Zarrella has earned a lot of respect from center directors and program managers, says Ms. Malone, who credits his conversational style and expert knowledge for the way he connects to the public. CNN broadcasts a lot of live coverage, people have come to know him as their space reporter. Producer Phillips says Mr. Zarrella is just as genuine off-camera. Again 1992, this time Hurricane Andrew. Mr. Phillips had never experienced a hurricane, same as much of the CNN team. They were young, they had not covered a news story of Andrews magnitude, they did not have a strong sense of what was really going on out there, then somebody walked in front of a window. Mr. Zarrella sprung out of his chair. A severe-weather reporter, he had covered nearly every hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since 1979. He steered everyone away from the glass. There was a lot of wisdom there. I remember that lesson. Thats when it hit me, this was a serious thing, Mr. Phillips says. He had a deep appreciation of what was going on out there. None of us had experienced a storm like this before, but he had. His reaction always stayed with me. Come the start of every hurricane season, Mr. Zarrella is dusting off his rubber boots, says his wife, Robin. Not that her husband would wish another storm on anyone but if a hurricane hits, hes sure as hell there. Ms. Zarrella says her husbands not obsessed with storms or space, although their two sons were wearing NASA baby-footed onesies the first week they were born. They were big babies, Ms. Zarrella says. They only got to wear their NASA onesies for a week. Their oldest son wanted to be astronaut until he saw the movie Apollo 13. They almost didnt come back, said the boy-turned-graduate student, now studying nuclear chemistry at Texas A&M. He may build a rocket, but he wont be on one. Fantasy baseball. John is obsessed with fantasy baseball, blurts Ms. Zarrella. Space is not his obsession but his privilege. And he hangs mementos of this privilege on his office walls, like NASA scientists hang degrees framed photographs signed by NASA astronauts Edgar Mitchell, Bob Cabana, Walt Cunningham, Dick Covey and Judith Resnik, who died on Challenger. What was once sand, now crystalized all crater-like by the ignition of a solid rocket booster, rests on his bookshelf, encapsulated in glass. He has a faded poster propped up, printed with Ted Turners tag line, I was cable before cable was cool. Reporters penned their names and the launches they covered on the poster Mr. Zarrellas list starts in the top left corner, farther down the margin, Zarrella continued And on a coat hanger in the corner, planets crafted out of paper bags round a yellow, paper-plated sun, the art of Mr. Zarrellas daughter. He placed the hanger just under the light switch, so he sees her solar system every time he comes in or out of his office. When he thinks of his girls, he cant help but think of John Glenn. February 1962, Mr. Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Earth. October 1998, Mr. Glenn becomes the oldest man to fly in space. If the 77-year-old had not flown that day, if Discovery had been delayed, Mr. Zarrella would not have been there for Mr. Glenns return to space. As soon as the shuttle cleared the sky, Mr. Zarrella hopped on a plane to Russia, en route to adopting 17-month-old twin girls. MaryLynn Ryan, CNN Southeast bureau chief, has watched the girls grow into teenagers through the family Christmas cards Mr. Zarrella sends. She sees Mr. Zarrella as a devoted dad and inquisitive reporter, a man who likes a good cigar, but is still a boy when it comes to space. Mr. Zarrella worked with Ms. Ryan on the gulf oil spill, leading to CNNs 2011 Peabody Award. He worked with her on Hurricane Katrina, filming from a rooftop in New Orleans, the satellite cable running down the length of the hotel, hooked up to a car battery. In a phone interview from her office in Atlanta, where she was listening to the live feed of the Casey Anthony trial, Ms. Ryan recalled something Mr. Zarrella said. She wrote it down so she wouldnt forget. Where did she put it? Oh, he said, One good thing about the shuttle program, its retiring before I do. If the media has failed in its coverage of the space shuttle, Mr. Zarrella says its failed to tell the stories of the thousands and thousands of people behind the scenes, the ones who build the thing, without whom it wouldnt fly. He has spent the past year talking to such professionals, piecing together a documentary, Beyond Atlantis: The Next Frontier, airing on CNN on July 8. In the film, he introduces workers out West, workers who have never done anything in their career but build solid rocket boosters. Now that its over, Mr. Zarrella follows the last set of boosters off the assembly line. He goes inside Discovery with astronaut Bob Cabana, sits in the cockpit, sits in the commanders seat. Each shuttle has 400 miles of wires from one end to the other. Sitting inside Discovery, the first shuttle to be retired, Mr. Zarrella sees bundle after bundle, rack after rack, tray after tray of wires, and gleans a whole new respect for any time hes heard the word delay. He visits Lorna Onizuka, widow of Ellison Onizuka, Challenger mission specialist. Ms. Onizuka rarely grants interviews, but she welcomes Mr. Zarrella into her home, shows him an altar shes dedicated to her late husband a Coors Light can and a baseball on the altar, depictive of the man who she still believes looks down on them, the crews. CNN Supervising Producer Kim Segal understands why Ms. Onizuka would invite Mr. Zarrella to such an intimate space, because as Mrs. Segal says, To meet John is to like John. Mr. Zarrella hired Mrs. Segal to be his producer 22 years ago. The two have endured Carl Hiaasen-like stories, romps involving alligator trackers and python charmers and Michael Jacksons chimpanzee Bubbles. If he wasnt a journalist, hed be an astronaut, Mrs. Segal says. Thats how passionate he is about space. Her words dually show how passionate he is about journalism. Many nights, the journalist would sit outside with his telescope, before his girls knocked it over. He used to yell to his kids, Come here, look at this. He says his kids got tired of coming out and looking. Says he would sit there by himself and wonder, Whats out there? Now he thinks of whats next millionaires building spaceships to charter civilians to space, where their bodies will go weightless for four minutes, for an estimated price of $200,000. He thinks of a teacher in space, a senator in space, how he wishes a journalist would have had the chance. Maybe someone will pick up on his hint if he gets called out on it, hed have to man up. The journalist may keep his face straight for a launch but space oh boy, would he fly. NASA PHOTOS / GRAPHIC BY AMY LOMBARDOThis tribute to space shuttle Atlantis hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASAs Kennedy Space Center. It features Atlantis soaring above Earth and shows mission patches for each of Atlantis flights. Atlantis accomplishments include seven missions to the Russian space station Mir and several assembly, construction and resupply missions to the International Space Station. Atlantis also flew the last Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. The planet Venus represents the Magellan probe, and Jupiter represents the Galileo probe. Inset photos illustrate various aspects of shuttle processing in addition to significant achievements, such as the glass cockpit and the first shuttle docking with Mir. The inset photo at upper left shows a rainbow over Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A and shuttle Endeavour on Launch Pad 39B. The stars in the background represent the many people who have worked with Atlantis and their contributions to the vehicles success. At right: The STS-135 crew portrait of NASA astronauts Rex Walheim, Doug Hurley, Chris Ferguson and Sandy Magnus. >> Beyond Atlantis: The Next Frontier debuts at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, on CNN/U.S. after the nal space shuttle launch. John Zarrella talks with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about the Space Shuttle program and NASAs future, and takes viewers for a tour inside the Space Shuttle Discovery, exclusively, with former Commander Robert Cabana. Beyond Atlantis: The Next Frontier examines the commercialization of space, through the eyes of visionaries like Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, and Elon Musk of SpaceX, as they strive to make space travel more affordable, and dare to do what only governments could afford to do previously. Mr. Zarrella speaks exclusively with the wife of one the Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts, and he travels to Promontory, Utah, to visit the site where the space shuttle boosters were built, talks to people who have spent most of their adult life working on the Shuttle program, and takes viewers on the train ride carrying the last set of boosters to Kennedy Space Center for the nal Space Shuttle mission. in the know
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An update on the old phrase, No margin, no mission, it means that in order to prosper financially, health-care providers must assure exc ellent patient outcomes. Michele Thoman, our chief nursing officer, reminded me of that updated refrain recently when she returned from the prestigious, three-week J&J/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives. The importance of improved patient outcomes was also very much on the minds of the directors, chief medical officers and CEOs at the Florida Hospital Association quality meeting I attended recently. All agreed that we must demonstrate improved o utcomes in order to remain financially viable. Moreover, with decreasing reimbursement from both commercial and government payers (Medicaid payments will decline by $10.6 million in the next year), we face the added burden of profit margin squeeze. The goal of the FHA Quality Committee is to improve the state of our states health by benchmarking, and sharing best health practices with every person in Florida. The National Healthcare Quality Report shows improvement in the Sunshine State, with hospital care measures rising from low average for the baseline year to a solid strong for the most recent year. As a state, Florida is better than average in terms of adult admissions for appendicitis, heart attack death, congestive heart failure deaths, pneumonia, obstetrical trauma, post-op abdominal wound breakdowns and overall mortality. Our state must improve in such facets as communication with physicians and nurses, stopping antibiotics after surgery within 24 hours, post-operative infections, selected infections due to medical care and starting antibiotics within six hours of coming to the hospital with an infection. Medicare will start a Value-Based Purchasing program in fiscal year 2013, based on hospital performance. 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Numerous businesses already have signed on as sponsors or entered teams, and many individuals who have been touched by breast cancer have registered teams as well, Ms. Deffenbaugh says. For information about starting a team, volunteering or becoming a sponsor, contact Ms. Deffenbaugh by calling 839-0680 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the event, visit www.putonyourpinkbra. com/naples, or contact Melissa Wolf at the American Cancer Society-Collier County by calling 261-0337, ext. 3860, or e-mailing Melissa.email@example.com. Physicians Regional has free seminarsThe following free programs are planned at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge: Robotic Arm Knee Surgery, presented by Dr. Jon Dounchis at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 Skin Cancer: What You Should Know, presented by Dr. Robert Tomsick at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14 The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call 348-4180. Free programs at Juniper VillageJuniper Village invites the public to hear Curtis Hamilton of the AARP discuss recent changes in Medicare benefits at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. RNs, LPNs, social workers and NHAs can earn one CEU at a program titled Cultural Awareness in End of Life Care from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Dinner will be provided by Vitas Innovative Hospice. Family members and others caring for persons with Alzheimers disease are invited to a support group from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27. Dr. Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss managing challenging behaviors. Caregivers will be onsite. Juniper Village is at 1155 Encore Way, Naples. Attendance at all of the above programs is free, but RSVPs are requested. Call 598-1368. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGDiversification versus investment bettingMost people want to make a lot of money in their investing. For the average person, how he handled his investing is absolutely critical to his ability to retire and stay retired. The very wealthy often have other sources of income (their own businesses) or so much money that a poor return or a bundle invested at zero rates does not diminish their lifestyle. The average investor will visit with an investment adviser who, most often, will generate the following counsel: Diversify your portfolio. Not only is this meaningful counsel, its legally mandatory. It is part and parcel of the definition of prudent investing that is to say, an excessively large concentration of an asset in a portfolio can be grounds for suit against an adviser. Now, three questions that logically follow are: What does it really mean to be diversified? Are you diversified? And will diversification allow you to achieve your goals? DiversificationAs executed by many advisers, it means a portfolio of various mutual funds of stocks and bonds; it means, at the investment altar (and after the advisers fee is paid), the following words ar e utter ed: I now pronounce you diversified Now go and live your retirement life Words and papers that create emotional comfort and a roadmap. Many investors who received such pronouncement prior to 2007, realized in 2007 and 2008 that they were not diversified in ways that protected them from experiencing huge downsides in their portfolio which is what they wanted in the first place and what they thought they were getting. The problem is, a fully diversified portfolio of equities does not diversify away market risks and market risk is the key element of return for any equity portfolio. If the market rises, their portfolio rises and if it falls, their portfolio falls, generally speaking if they are buy and hold investors. Bonds bring better diversification but bonds have a positive, albeit not perfect, correlation to stocks. (Long-term correlation is positive of .3.) So what can diversification into 50 stocks versus five let you achieve? You can diversify away business risks the risk of a product failure, patent expiration, a labor strike or company fraud, etc. or industry specific risk municipal, country or government credit risk; etc. but not market risk. Resolving the diversification problem Either create a truly diversified portfolio (i.e. hold alternative assets that are not correlated to equities or bonds), expand the long only bond and stock portfolios to include short positions designed to benefit when or if those assets decline (as hedge funds do) or simply move more heavily into fixed-income instruments/bonds that provide the income you need to live and that reduce your equity market risk exposure. The Jan. 12, 2011, Money and Investing column (titled Investment diversification) might be a worthy re-read as it covers what true diversification means and covers several maligned asset classes (i.e. those perceived as being highly risky, yet their inclusion in a portfolio has historically lowered risk and increased return). So, the really good news is that true, not feigned, diversification might provide protection for a portfolio and it might also be a path to meaningful investment outperformance and a healthy retirement. (Why else do you think the rich put money into hedge funds? For market performance? I think not.) As to creating great wealth, I believe people get wealthy by taking meaningful and concentrated risks. These risks can very much be in their investing, but more often, they are in their careers or business ownership. And that is NOT a recommendation to do so; just an observation. So how do multi-millionaires make their money? Short answer: by owning their own company or by working for a publicly traded company at a senior executive level. The bottom-line is that the ranks of the super-wealthy do not (in terms of statistical significance) include the once middle class person who saved and truly diversified. Dont get me wrong, though. Those behaviors are very good and can result in outperformance and a much easier financial life. I just dont think that they are sufficient to creating super wealth. There are some great examples of superwealth created through investing, but by and large, such weatlh is created by managers of hedge funds and private equity firms who earn, along with co-investors, exceptional returns on their investments and who also get paid big salaries and performance bonuses as business owners or senior staff. Business people take meaningful business risks because they expect to get handsomely paid for those risks. And, beyond that, they place themselves in a position to impact the outcome. They bring inspiration and perspiration to the bet. This is unlike an investment portfolio held by the individual investor. What does it means to the average investor? In my opinion, it means that you take every step you can to create true portfolio diversification. Moreover, if you really want to be wealthy, you have to take meaningful risks. But an adviser is NOT ever going to recommend that you take a concentrated risk within your portfolio. You would have to decide to do that yourself. Akin to the risk you take in a career, a concentrated investment position could be a big failure or a big success. This is my opinion. You should discuss all portfolio decisions with your adviser as to suitability. Then, with full knowledge, you still might choose to embrace higher levels of risk and portfolio concentration. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
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Mr. Muley has more than a dozen years of professional experience in the Naples area, most recently serving as a portfolio manager-middle market and commercial real estate for Fifth Third Bank. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst with Allen Systems Group. He earned a bachelors and a masters degree in business administration finance at East Tennessee State University and is currently enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst program. Michael Carrigan will retire Sept. 1 as executive vice president-head of commercial lending at NAFH National Bank. Mr. Carrigan served as president and CEO of TIB Bank from 2007 until September 2010m when TIB Bank was recapitalized by North American Financial Holdings Inc. Evan Rees, NAFH National Bank market president for Southeast Florida has been named interim leader for the Southwest Florida market effective Sept. 1. Commercial lender Brian Tinney will serve as the local commercial team leader for Collier and Lee counties. Angel Nurse has joined Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as a client associate. She will be responsible for building and maintaining client relationships, handling client inquiries and concerns and providing support in all other phases of client service. A native of Brunswick, Me., she has lived in Southwest Florida for 11 years. Prior to joining Moran Edwards Asset Management Group, she spent 10 years as a probate paralegal with a local law firm. She belongs to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida. Board Appointments James Warnken, CPA and senior consultant with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright and Company, P.A., has been appointed to the board of directors for the David Lawrence Foundation for a three-year term. He will serve as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Warnken has served as CFO for NCH Healthcare System, CEO of DSI Laboratories and CFO for Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center in Pennsylv ania. He is vice chairman of research for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, a board member of Physician Lead Access Network and a member of the Operations Subcommittee for the Collier County School Board and the Florida Bar Association 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier and Leadership Lee. The following officers have been elected to lead the board of directors of the David Lawrence Foundation for 2011-12: Michael Benson, CEO of Insurance Management Consultants LLC, chairman; Art Cherry, retired financial services executive, vice chairman; Daniel Mendoza, vice president-senior portfolio manager with M&I Wealth Management, treasurer; and Sharon Kenny, writer and publisher, secretary. Richard Dick Munro is the boards immediate past chairman. The following officers have been elected to lead the board of directors of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation for 2011-12: James, Knupp, founding partner of the investment firm Ennis, Knupp & Associates, chairman; John Fumagalli, president and CEO for the Southwest Florida region for Northern Trust, vice chairman and chairman of the Development Committee; Charles Winton, owner of Estero Bay Chevrolet, treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee; Steve Magiera, vice president for administration and finance at the university, assistant treasurer; and Miller Couse, chairman and CEO of First Bank of Clewiston, secretary. The following new members have been elected to the board of the FGCU Foundation for four-year terms: David Call, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida); Pat Barton of Naples; Kim Johnson, comanaging partner of Quarles & Brady in Naples and managing partner of its new office in Tampa; and Jeff Provol, owner of Classified, Inc. Jennifer Nelson, senior director of retail operations at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc., has been named to the boards of directors of two environmental organizations: Keep Collier Beautiful and Recycle Florida Today. JoAnn Remington has been named chairman of the board of trustees for the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Ms. Remington has been a board member since 2006 and has been chairman of the Mending Broken Hearts With Hope luncheon two times. She has also served as president of the Shelter Guild and has received the Beau Venturi Peace Award. Four new members have joined the board of directors for the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples: Mary Baron, Mary Beth Johns Catharine Singleton and Anne Thomas. MULEY NURSE WARNKEN NELSON
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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. The Executive Club of the Greater N ap les Chamber of Commerce and the Collier County Medical Society get together for networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Lighthouse of Collier, 4224 Bayfront Place. Register by noon July 11 at www.napleschamber.org/events. Business After Hours with the B onita Springs Ar ea Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, hosted by Hampton Inn and Suites/Fort Myers-Estero, 10611 Chevrolet Way in Estero. Registration by July 12 is $10 for members and $30 for others. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. AM Blend, a ne w 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 chambers Visitor Information Center at 900 Fifth Ave. S. Cost is $5 and attendance is limited to the first 25 chamber members who register at tinyurl.com/gnccevents. A networking workshop for young pr of essionals, sponsored by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Hemingways Island Grill in Coconut Point. Presenter Mary Lynn Ziemer is the author of Living a Joyful Life. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or visiting www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The American Marketing Association-N ap les chapter and Young Professionals of Naples will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Flemmings. Free for members, $10 for others. Call 682-0082. 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 by calling 436-6100 or visiting www.cbia.net. A new Summer Lunch Series for member s and g uests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Carrabbas in Bonita Springs, 27220 Bay Landing Drive. Southwest Florida College representatives will conduct a lesson in networking and communications. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or visiting www. bonitaspringschamber.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 BUSINESS B7 expected a year from now fell six points to 59 and perceptions of personal finances now compared to a year ago dropped four points to 45. Despite bleak economic news nationally, Florida experienced some positives. State unemployment (10.6 percent) declined for the fifth consecutive month, gasoline prices fell almost 15 cents per gallon, and the median price for a single-family home which has increased steadily since February increased again in May to $135,000. The consumer confidence index is benchmarked to 1966, so a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. CONFIDENCEFrom page 1targets. Its like when Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, and he said it was because thats where the money is, says Mr. Presley. (Southwest Florida) is where the money is. But legitimate financial advisers and consultants say there are numerous steps that investors can take which will help to protect them against skillful predators. As with most things, due diligence is a must, and that begins with knowing something about the person with whom you are dealing. Consider advisers who offer many years of experience and then check with the appropriate regulatory body to see if their actual experience is as they represented, says Jeannette Showalter, a Certified Financial Adviser, commodity broker and financial columnist for Florida Weekly. Check both years of experience and, if any complaints, the nature of them and their resolution. FINRA, for example, offers an easyto-use checking system on its website at www.finra.org/brokercheck. A basic question that every would-be investor should ask is this, according to Mr. Simon, is this: Who holds the money? Legitimate firms use a third party or a custodian to hold their clients funds. One of the easiest solutions to much of this fraud is the structure our investment firm has in place, says John M. Ruff, senior portfolio manager at Naples Asset Management Company in Estero. All of our clients funds are in the custody of Fidelity, all checks are disbursed by them, (and) all deposits are paid to them through the clients account number. Mr. Simons firm uses a similar system. No one ever writes checks to me personally, he adds. Madoff and his crowd handled all the money, printed the statements and had family and friends doing audits, Mr. Ruff points out. (That is) a recipe for disaster, if you ask me. The first thing we tell a client is who will be holding their funds, says Drew Tyler of Capital Wealth Advisers in Naples. We stress that the custodian has those funds. The funds are never in my hands. One element of minor dispute among financial professionals is how much a person should rely on the recommendations of others family and friends when selecting a financial adviser. It was widely publicized that Mr. Madoff built his illicit empire almost solely on recommendations that circulated widely in the wealthy Jewish communities in Florida and New York. Soon, becoming a Madoff client was almost like being a member of an exclusive club. Mr. Presley sees nothing wrong with listening to the advice and experience of your friends and family. In fact, virtually all of his business comes from referrals, he notes. But he also says there can be an inherent danger in taking this approach to an extreme. We all like to deal with people we are comfortable with, he says. But never buy something from someone simply because, say, they are white and you are white. Or because you are black and they are black. Or because they are Lutherans and you are a Lutheran. Factors like this do not belong in the equation. But referrals from trusted confidants are more likely to be valid than to falling for sales stratagems like offers of free lunches or dinners, where products are pitched to groups of investors. All the professionals surveyed conveyed the well-worn but never outdated advice that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. This is not to say that there are no good deals out there to be had, but be careful and realize that every upside also has a downside as well. Mr. Simon probably summarizes this notion the best when he says: Just remember that if something can make a lot of money, it can probably lose a lot of money, too. If you can put a plus in front of something, there can also be a minus. Ms. Showalter adds: Rarely, an exceptional investment opportunity (high return and low risk) comes along. Most of the time, exceptional returns have higher risks or maybe the returns will not turn out to be as great. In Mr. Madoffs case, for example, some victims said they could not conceive of how such high returns could be sustained for years on end. Yet very few challenged the system or demanded a full accounting. In fact, when investigators debriefed many of Mr. Madoffs victims and asked them to explain the investment strategy, most could not. Many simply said it was complicated and let it go at that. They said they had read the documents presented to them but rarely challenged parts that were vague or beyond their comprehension. As a result, these investors paid a terrific price literally. They had neglected Ronald Reagans famous advice to trust but verify. Never, ever be afraid to ask your financial adviser anything, says Mr. Presley. And if (the adviser) will not answer or doesnt know the answer and isnt willing to find out what it is, you have a real problem. You have every right to honest responses to all of your questions or concerns. Remember this: It is your money. No one disputes that financial and wealth management is indeed complex. Most advisers today recommend seeking help from more than one. As in the field of medicine, specialization is becoming more widely accepted. Have several advisers and create a truly diversified portfolio, says Ms. Showalter, adding that an investment team might include specialists in things like municipal bonds, commodities and annuities. Learn as much as you can about your investments and wealth management, but also realize that, at the end of the day, you will very likely need a qualified manager to get you where you want to go especially in perilous economic times like these. It is true, says Mr. Presley of selfinvesting, that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. So, back to the good news. The world is not rife with Bernard Madoffs, and there are many good, honest financial advisers to be found. Now, the bad news. There are at least a few Madoff clones roaming the landscape, and the landscape they so dearly love just happens to be right down here in South Florida. SCAMFrom page 1 MADOFF Public Relations Society of America-Gulf C oast Chapter meets for lunch and a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Hilton Naples. Reservations are required by July 22. Cost is $24 for PRSA members and $29 for others. Sign up at www.gulfcoastprsa.org. CBIA holds its ne xt g eneral membership meeting Thursday, Aug. 11, at Olde Cypress. Florida Weekly is the sponsor. Guest speaker Nick Casalanguida will discuss changes in Collier Countys Growth Management Division that affect the building industry. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and 6 p.m. and then the program. Cost is $25 per person. Call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net to sign up. BUSINESS MEETINGS The 2011 class of Growing Associates in Naples, a program of the Leadership Collier Foundation, recently celebrated its graduation. GAIN is designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County ages 21-40. Participants go through a series of workshops, participate in facilitated networking programs and learn about Collier County history, local government structures and how to become involved with Collier Countys charitable foundations. The 2011 graduates are: Shane Biltz, CJA & Associates; Andy Bringardner, A. Vernon Allen Builder; Chris Cheek, Physicians Regional Healthcare System; Meghan Clancy, Naples Botanical Garden; Timothy Cronin, Fifth Third Bancorp; Sharilynn Domain, Collier County Supervisor of Elections office; Darlyn Estes, Collier County Sheriffs Office; Tara Francway, IberiaBank; Anne Frazier, Drug Free Collier; Scott Frazier, Banyan Technology Group; Patricia Gifford, Collier County Sheriffs Office; Rich Hampton, Collier County Sheriffs Office; Melissa Hedberg, John R. Wood Realtors Inc.; Mathew Holtan, Arthur K. Molzan; Bethany Jameson, NCH Healthcare System; Lori Kipnis, District School Board of Collier County; Jason Lowe, Garlick, Hilfker & Swift LLP; Brian Mallette, HBK Source Advisory; Nicole McGinnis, Davidson & Nick, CPAs; Edward Metz, GoinPostal; Kristin Miller, NCH Healthcare System; Sherona Mills, Pelican Bay Foundation; Daria Ogden, Naples Botanical Garden; Christopher Price, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; Jennifer Sabo, Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples; Shanna Short, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Christen Spake, Roetzel & Andress, L.P.A.; Therese Stanley, Collier County Board of County Commissioners; Julio Vigil, Collier County Division of Elections; Emily Riddell, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company; and Jason Wrobleski, Collier County Sheriffs Office. Leadership program GAINS new graduatesCOURTESY PHOTOThe 2011 class of Growing Associates in Naples Four earn CBIA scholarshipsThe Collier Building Industry Foundation has awarded scholarships to: Andres Boral, who is working toward his MBA at FGCU. Mr. Boral holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and works for J.R Evans Engineering, P.A. in Estero. He was vice president of the CBIF Flagship Construction Academy at Lely High School in 2006 and has won the scholarship numerous times. Caroline Brial, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Cornell University. Ms. Brial graduated in the top 10 pecent of her class at Barron Collier High School and has received a CBIF scholarship in two previous years. Robert McGinnis, a sophomore studying environmental civil engineering at FGCU. Mr. McGinnis is a threetime recipient of the CBIF scholarship. Daniel Hernandez, an FGCU sophomore who is majoring in civil engineering. Mr. Hernandez graduated from Immokalee High School in 2009 and received high honors and the Future Builders of America Take the Lead award. This is his first CBIF scholarship. Each of the above students also earned a scholarship from the Florida Home Builders Association.
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Stock Construction has opened a new model home in Secoya Reserve, a private, gated North Naples neighborhood. The Ruffino is a single-story design with great room and 2,585 square feet under air. Including the covered entry, attached three-car garage, lanai with outdoor kitchen and pool deck, the home has a total of 3,781 square feet. The home has three bedrooms and 2 baths, with a study that can be converted to a fourth bedroom. A formal dining room completes the package. Base price of the Ruffino is $354,990; with interior design by Kelli Smith of Kelli Interior Design Studio, the model is offered for $570,820. The Ruffino model was designed for younger aged market, Ms. Smith says. We sought to target professional families with young children due to the excellent elementary school just adjacent to the property. With this is mind, she chose a modern classic design for the interior. The color palette of charcoal gray with accents of citrine and amethyst was inspired by the products introduced at the latest international furniture and fabric markets. Stock Construction took its most successful single-family floor plans at Lely Resort and redesigned them for Secoya Reserve, where prices begin at $259,990. T he 18-acre c ommunity is off Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, approximately two miles north of Immokalee Road. The Ruffino is one of four furnished models on display. For more information, visit the sales center at 15811 Secoya Reserve Circle, call 514-1215 or go to www.SecoyaReserve.com. The Ruffino at Secoya Reserve SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSThe RuffinoSleek, modern style and comfort REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 John R. Wood Realtors Inc. has announced plans for two new sales offices, one in Ave Maria in the La Piazza Town Center and the other in North Naples in the Ever Bank Building at 1185 Immokalee Road. The realty firm has leased the entire third floor of the Immokalee Road building, which formerly housed the Bank of Florida executive offices. The current Uptown office of the Wood company will move to the new location, which will be called the John R. Wood North Naples Office. The firm is also unveiling a new concept that will be implemented at all the offices the cyber caf at the North Naples office. Loosely modeled in the form of a Starbucks, it provides a room for the agents to sit and have a cup of coffee while checking e-mail or listings on an iPad or other tablet. The modern version of the office water cooler, it will be a gathering place where agents can exchange information in a casual setting. There is also sufficient space in the new office for additional agents. We are delighted that the market is recovering so strongly for us, says Phil Wood, president. Our sales are up in all categories, we are aggressively hiring sales associates. In addition to the Immokalee Road and Ave Maria offices, the company has opened a new Fifth Avenue office, a new corporate center and its own residential real estate school in the past six months. John R. Wood Realtors has 350 agents and staff in nine offices from Marco Island to Sanibel-Captiva Islands. Bob Koenig has been named president of Manhattan Kraft Construction Company Inc., the Florida commercial building subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group. Mr. Koenig will guide all operations and oversee client and project stakeholder relationships. He has 34 years of construction industry experience, eight with Manhattan Kraft. Prior to this promotion, he served as executive vice president of Manhattan Krafts Southwest Florida Region. He earned a bachelors degree in building construction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. WCI Communities announces the following changes and additions to the developer/homebuilders executive team: Douglas Schwartz has been named senior vice presidenthomebuilding with responsibility for all aspects of new construction; Paul Erhardt is now vice president-community development and operations, overseeing all community design and planning, including land acquisition and entitlement, permitting and land development as well as lifestyle delivery through community operations, clubs and marinas; Jason Wyrick, vice presidentpurchasing, has been given additional responsibility for manufacturer negotiations for homebuilding, architectural product design and oversight of the option selection process and design studios; Laura Johnston has been named vice presi-John R. Wood plans North Naples, Ave Maria officesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE NEWSMAKERS, B17 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSSCHWARTZ WYRICK JOHNSTON ERHARDT The living room in the Ruffino
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The board of director of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts has named Kathleen van Bergen to succeed Myra Janco Daniels as CEO of Southwest Floridas largest arts organization. Ms. Van Bergen will take the helm of the Phil on Sept. 1, bringing strong musical and management backgrounds to the position. She is currently artistic and executive director of the Schubert Club, in St. Paul, Minn., one of the countrys oldest and most respected cultural Philharmonic names new CEOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY IMAGEKathleen van Bergen will take over the reins at the Phil when Myra Daniels retires in September. FILMS ABOUT ART ARE QUIRKY LITTLE THINGS. Theyre not just entertaining and educational, telling you more about a particular artist or style of art. The really g ood ones can open your eyes to color and shapes and form in the world around you. They can make you sit stunned, in awe. They can deliver a creative jumpstart, a jolt. When done well, films about art are art themselves. Heres a look at five that have done it right: How to Draw a BunnyJohn Walter and Andrew Moore Dont be misled; How to Draw a Bunny isnt an instruction video, its a documentary about collagist and mail artist Ray Johnson, the enigmatic Pop Art figure who sent out thousands of original collages through the mail. Sometimes hed instruct the recipient to add something to it and send it on to someone else. Sometimes people did, sometimes they didnt. Mr. Johnson hung out with Andy Warhol. He was known by James Rosenquist, Roy Litchenstein, Christo, Jean-Claude and Chuck Close, all of whom appear in the film. Dealing with him or speaking with him was like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, someone in the movie comments. Hes called A Zen master, an eye-opener. Considered THE pioneer of mail art, Mr. Johnson turned selling his art into performance art, delighting in the absurd. For example, he offered to sell a piece to Peter Schuyff and asked him how much he could pay. When Mr. Schuyff offered $1,000, Mr. Johnson countered with $2,000. Mr. Schuyff then said he could pay $1,500, and Mr. Johnson agreed. But when Mr. Schuyff received the collage, he discovered the artist had cut out the lower right quarter of it $500 worth, one-fourth of Mr. Johnsons original asking price. How to Draw a Bunny is full of stories like this.SEE PHIL, C5 SEE ART FILMS, C4 he he h c c ou ou ou u ld ld ld d d d p p p p p ay ay ay ay a y y Wh Wh Wh h h h en en en en e en n n M M M M M r. r. r. S S S S S S S S S S S S S ch ch ch ch h h ch ch ch h ch ch h h h h h uy uy uy uy uy uy uy y uy y uy y y uy y y ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff f f ff f o o o o o o o o o o o ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff f ff f f ff er er er er er er er er er r er r r e e r r er er r ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed d d d d ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed d ed ed ed ed ed ed d d d ed d d e d d d ed e e d d d d e e e e e e e e e e d d d d d d $1 $1 1 1 1 ,0 ,0 ,0 0 0 0 0 0 00 00 0 0 0 00 00 Mr Mr Mr M M M . Jo Jo J Jo o hn hn hn hn n so so so so s o n n n n n n co co co co c c c c un un un u u un u u n te te te e e re re e e e e e re e e e e d d d d d d d d d d d d wi wi wi wi wi w wi wi wi wi w w wi w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w wi w w th th th th th h th h th th th th th th h h th h h th th h h th t h $2 $2 2 2 0 0 00 0 Mr M M Sc Sc S S hu hu hu h yf yf yf f yf f f f f f f f f f th th th h h t en e en s s s ai ai ai i ai i i ai i i ai a ai a i a i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d h he he he he he he he he he he h e he h h h h c c c ou ou u ou u ou u ld ld ld ld d d d Films about art[that are art themselves]BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Kathleen van Bergen will succeed Myra Janco DanielsNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 7-13, 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 More fun on the FourthSee who celebrated on the water and at Waterside. C20-21 Rooms of their ownDo separate living quarters make for great mates? C2 Find your waynd Street at the Sudgen Community Theatre is summers toe-tapping entertainment destination. C8
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 Years ago I read an essay by Judith Newman about why she and her husband keep separate apartments. My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and weve never lived together, Mrs. Newman wrote. In fact, there are many practical reasons we keep separate apartments. First, we live in New York City, land of wildly expensive real estate and no space. Neither of our places costs much. Mine is small; his is rent stabilized, meaning it is too cheap, by New York standards, to give up. Whats more, she said, having their own living accommodations gives the couple breathing room, the ability to say, in her words, I love you, honey; now get the hell out of here! I was scandalized when I first read the piece. How could two people who claim to be in love not want to spend every waking moment together? Now with the wisdom of a few years behind me, I understand better what she meant. When I read the essay these days, I nod at every salient detail. Theres a reason the courtship days are the giddiest time that reason involves not knowing every nasty detail Separate living quarters make for happy mates SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON email@example.com I love you, honey; now get the hell out of here!....about each other, she says. Ive never walked in on John in the bathroom. He has never clipped his toenails in bed. June Carter Cash, country music legend and wife of reformed bad boy Johnny Cash, often credited their lasting marriage to separate bathrooms. I imagine her reasoning follows the same track: less intimacy in the places you dont want it; the ability to maintain an air of mystery in a shared space. Having distinct living quarters like having separate bathrooms lets each person expand into his or her own place. Many of the usual disagreements evaporate. There is an old marriage counseling anecdote that tells of the couple who bickered about the way their spouse squeezed a tube of toothpaste. She always squeezes from the bottom, the husband complained. It drives me nuts. Well, he always squeezes from the middle, the wife said. Ive done everything I can to change him. The marriage counselors solution? Buy two tubes of toothpaste. This summer Im sharing living quarters with a man for the first time in a long time, and Im remembering the challenges that come with it. But heres something different: Although we have a communal bathroom, we have separate bedrooms. Already his room has become a man lair, complete with tinfoil-covered windows and a pile of dirty underpants in the corner. My room, on the other hand, is light and airy, with pairs of shoes lined in neat rows and dresses hung on wooden hangers in the closet. I know better than to straighten up his room; he doesnt leave his socks on my floor. I like our detached living arrangements and for the first time I can see the reasoning behind Mrs. Newmans. To us, living together in the same physical space has nothing to do with living in the same emotional space, she writes. Our lives are entangled, hopelessly, irrevocably and, for the most part, happily. Even in separate quarters. n h d e n s e e h e
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 Although everyone who came into contact with Ray Johnson has a story, it appeared that no one truly knew him, not even his partner of 20 years. No wonder he was called New Yorks most famous unknown artist. This somewhat surreal movie itself is like one of his collages: an image here, a story there, odd pieces put together to form a picture of a life. But that picture is very difficult to interpret. Especially when you learn that he killed himself at age 67, leaving behind no note. How to Draw a Bunny begins and ends with the artists suicide by drowning on a Friday the 13th. He left behind a house filled with boxes containing thousands of works of art. Though the film shows us many of his works, I would have liked to see even more. At the end, the filmmaker himself says the definitive movie about Mr. Johnson and his art has yet to be made, and that perhaps How to Draw a Bunny will spur someone else to do so. Running time: 90 minutes Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides: Working With TimeThomas Riedelsheimer Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy relies on nature as his medium nature, and time. His site-specific art uses water, rocks, stone, leaves, flowers, twigs. When the tide is low, Mr. Goldsworthy builds large vase-shaped objects out of stone or twigs, and then watches, and photographs, what happens as the water rolls in. Through time-lapse photography, we see an ice sculpture melt, or a design of twigs in a meadow shift with the wind and become bleached in the sun, changing with the elements. The transitory nature of Mr. Goldsworthys work emphases birth and life and the cycle of life. The real work is the change, he declares at one point. The images in Rivers and Tides: Working With Time are so haunting, so beautiful, that I often wanted to just freeze the frame and stare at the screen for a while. (Among the extras on the DVD is a photo gallery of some of Mr. Goldsworthys organic sculptures.) We get to watch him work, a task that seems equal parts discipline and play. And he talks willingly, with poignancy and precision, about his process. This is just a stunningly beautiful DVD that emphasizes the transitory nature of life. Art for me is a form of nourishment, he says. I need the land. I need it. I want to understand that state and that energy that I have in me (and) that I also feel in the plants and in the land. Energy and life that is running through, flowing through the landscape. Running time: 90 minutes HelveticaGary Hustwit Helvetica is a movie about typography for people who dont think theyre interested in typography. A Swiss typeface created in 1957 to be fresh and modern, Helvetica was so popular that designers began using it on everything: business logos, stamps, signage, advertising, etc. The AmericanAirlines logo is Helvetica. The signage for the New York subway system is Helvetica. IRS tax forms are in Helvetica. The logos for Crate&Barrel and American Apparel and The Gap are in Helvetica. Director Gary Hustwit interviews various designers around the world about the importance of Helvetica and what makes it work. One calls it bracing and thrilling. Another exclaims, Oh, its brilliant when (used) well! Its classic, timeless and ubiquitous. But familiarity can breed contempt, and in some ways, that has been Helveticas downfall. Mr. Hustwit interviews designers who hate Helvetica and have rebelled against it. One calls it a nightmare, a total nightmare. Its too familiar, too dull, too predictable, they complain. Its the off-white of typefaces. He interviews design superstars such as Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson. Older ones become positively poetic when speaking about the typeface, talking in passionate, lyrical terms. But then, as with many trends, theres been a backlash to the backlash, and some younger designers are once again embracing Helvetica. One explains that he grew up with it, saying, its a natural mother tongue almost in our blood. Mr. Hustwit is careful to present both sides, all the while showing us example after example after example in the world around us. Running time: 80 minutesObjectifiedGary Hustwit The follow-up film to Helvetica, Objectified is the second in what is turning out to be a design trilogy. In this gorgeous film that looks at the role of industrial design in our lives, the director interviews those who create the style and look of our lives: our toothbrushes, alarm clocks, laptops, teapots, radios, faucets, furniture and cars. Once again, Mr. Hustwit travels around the world to talk with designers in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Tehran and Milan, at firms such as Apple, Braun and IDEO. Through his film and his artists eye for composition, he helps us see the beauty of everyday things, from plastic chairs to hedge clippers. According to Dieter Rams, former design director of Braun in Germany, Good design should be innovative makes a product useful is aesthetic design will make a product understandable is honest unobtrusive consistent in every detail is as little design as possible. After seeing Objectified, youll never look at the things around you in the same way ever again. Running time: 75 minutes Exit Through the Gift ShopBanksy The Academy Award-nominated Exit Through the Gift Shop is much like the mainstream blockbuster Inception everyone has a different opinion and interpretation of the movie. Allegedly a documentary about street art, (SPOILER ALERT), its quite possible or probable the film is actually a mockumentary or a hoax. On the surface, its the story of Thierry Guetta, a Frenchman living in Los Angeles, who decides to make a film about street art. He begins following various artists, including Shepard Fairey and the reclusive Banksy. But Mr. Guetta doesnt have the first clue about how to make a film. Banksy takes over, and Mr. Guetta decides to become an artist himself. Calling himself Mr. Brainwash, he holds his first show, preselling $100,000 worth of his work and becoming the subject of a cover story in LA Weekly. Art collectors go crazy. Madonna asks him to design the cover of her greatest hits album. As a viewer watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, you ask yourself: What do I really know to be true? What is real? And you quickly realize: very little. Its quite likely this film is a huge prank. If it were literature, Mr. Guetta would probably be referred to as an unreliable narrator. He strikes me as a trickster. Its quite possible that the joke is on the viewer, and on the collectors who rush to purchase Mr. Guettas art which may not even be his own. He has crews of people making the art for him crews that have also made art for Banksy and Mr. Fairey. The entire film could be a ruse by legendary street artist Banksy. Or maybe not. It certainly seems a commentary on consumerism and celebrity in the art field, and a laugh at those gullible enough to buy anything thats hyped. (Hence, the title, Exit Through the Gift Shop.) Running time: 86 minutes ART FILMSFrom page 1 g t
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 C5 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, July 12: Live Tropical Fusion with J Robert Tuesday, July 19: Sounds of Sinatra featuring Tony Avalon 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Online Reservations AvailableFirst Seating 3-Course Dinner $20.114:30pm-6:00pm MUSIC NIGHTLY 1/2 Price house wine by the glass and well drinks 4:30pm-6:00pm MiraMare Ristorante Waterfront Dining at its Best! One Plate, 2-Course Lunch $9.95 11:30am-3:00pm Everyday Summer Special HAPPY HOUR institutions. Before that, she served for three years as vice president of artistic planning for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and for five years as vice president and director of artistic administration with the St. Louis Symphony. A native of Andover, N.J., Ms. van Bergen holds a bachelors degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and an executive MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Philharmonic Center founder Myra Janco Daniels, who announced her retirement in January, launched the organization in 1982 with a fledgling chamber orchestra and built it into a $127 million complex that today includes a nationally acclaimed resident orchestra, a performing arts hall, the regions only full-scale art museum and an arts education center. It is an honor to be entrusted with the legacy that Myra Daniels has built, Ms. van Bergen said. I look forward to leading this unique organization that celebrates the visual and performing arts and plays a significant role in the cultural life of the community. Mrs. Daniels called Ms. van Bergen a highly intelligent young woman and a good communicator with a strong music background. We are excited about her coming to Naples and wish her the best. The Schubert Club, Minnesotas first arts organization, has brought many of the worlds great classical musicians to the St. Paul area. It presents a variety of concert series and partners with the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other arts groups. The Schubert Club also includes a 5,000-square-foot museum dedicated to the evolution of the keyboard, featuring musical instruments and letters from composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. The organization has flourished financially and artistically under Ms. van Bergens leadership, which she assumed in 2008. She was chosen for the Naples position by a search committee that included Philharmonic Center board members William Schoen, Robert Morris, Ned Lautenbach, Jay Baker, Linda Flewelling, William Steere, George Sypert and Eugene Frey. The executive committee of the Philharmonic Centers board of directors issued the following statement: We recognize the outstanding job that Myra Daniels has done over the years in building and running this organization. This truly is the House that Myra Built. We are encouraged by Kathleen van Bergen taking over now as president and chief executive officer, carrying on the work that Myra has done. Its an exciting time for this organization. PHILFrom page 1 DANIELS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 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 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets July 8: Kids Free Fridays. Rookery Bay. 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org. July 8-10: Photography of Clyde Butcher. Marco Island Historical Museum. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums. com. July 8-10: Group exhibition: Naples Studio Artists. Rosen Gallery & Studios. 821-1061 or www.rosenraku.com. July 8-10: Richard Grant photography exhibit. United Arts Council/ Marco Airport. 394-3355 or www.paradisedigitalphoto.com. July 8-10: Heidi Saletko: Frond Zoo. UAC Exhibiting at North Collier Regional Park. 252-4000 or www.frondzoo.com. July 8-10: Emerging Art of the Everglades, by Everglades City students. Museum of the Everglades. 695-0008 or www.colliermuseums.com. July 8-10: Historic Palm Cottage tours. Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. July 9: Museum matinee: Horse Soldiers. Collier County Museum. 2528476 or www.colliermuseums.com. July 9: Film: Jackie Sloan. Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Theater 42nd Street By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through July 30. Enjoy a meet and greet with the cast following the July 10 show. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. See review on page C8. The Ever After By KidzAct of The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre July 8-10. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Staged Readings Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents staged readings of plays by local writers July 8-10 at the Alliance for the Arts. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. Annie By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 13. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, July 7 Zoo Fundraiser Donate $5 to The Naples Zoo and enjoy a complimentary Chocolate Giraffe martini at Blue Martini in Mercato from 4-7 p.m. Limit one per person. 591-2583. Stand-Up Act Mike Epps performs tonight through Saturday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Country Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade Jay Taylor at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy country entertainment, refreshments, dancing, door prizes and more. $15-$20. 495-8989. Local History Patty Huff presents a program about Everglades City pioneer Rob Storter at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Mr. Storters artwork is on display. www.themihs.org. Friday, July 8 Hot Colors The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an open house and reception for the Hot, Hot, Hot exhibition from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit is on display until July 29. www.artcenterbonita.org or 495-8989. Live Music Jon Garon & Friends perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $5 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. A Lot of Bull Bull riders in the PBR Touring Pro Division stampede into Germain Arena tonight and Saturday, kicking up the dust beginning at 8 p.m. 948-7825, e xt. 1309. Girls Night Its Girls Night from 9-10 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Saturday, July 9 Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15 per person, $25 for two. 213-3049. Sing Along Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar at Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs has karaoke from noon-4 p.m. 948-7799 or www.flamingoisland.com. Family Fun The Picadilly Circus takes the stage at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers today and Sunday. Enjoy acrobats, comedic clowns and more. 543-7469. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents classic rock by Hung Jury from 8-10 p.m. in the courtyard at Market Plaza. Free. 267-0783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, July 10 Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of The Children of Heaven (Iran, 1999) beginning at 1 p.m. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $5. 425-3272. Spice It Up The Southwest Florida Chefs Association holds its second annual chili cook-off beginning at 5 p.m. at The Pink Shell Beach and Resort Spa on Fort Myers Beach. Bring nonperishable food items for the Harry Chapin Food Bank and enjoy music, fun and chili. 463-8613, 463-6181 or cpanneton@ pinkshell.com. Big Splash Enjoy the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Show from 4-6 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Tuesday, July 12 Marco Art The Marco Island Center for the Arts presents its monthly social from 5:30-7 p.m. 394-4221 or www. marcoislandart.org. Cult Following David Southall, curator of education for the Collier County Museum, speaks on Florida Cults and Communes at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 5930177 or 593-0334.COURTESY PHOTOThe Metropolitan Operas Summer HD Encores series continues in area theaters Wednesday, July 13, with Donizettis comic opera, La Fille du Rgiment, starring bel canto Natalie Dessay, above. Show time is 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Stadium-20 in Naples, Coconut Point-16 in Estero and the Bell Tower-20 in Fort Myers. The performance was originally transmitted live on April 26, 2008. Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes. Tickets for $15 can be ordered at www. metopera.org/hdlive or purchased at the box office.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 COME WORK AND PLAY AT OUR BLACK BOX THEATER STAGE MANAGERS AND SOUND/LIGHTING ARTISTS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EXPERIENCED DIRECTORS ARTS COMMENTARY Few sounds are as viscerally satisfying as that of dozens of tap-dancing feet pounding the stage in unified rhythm. You feel it in your gut. And 2nd Street, The Naples Players summer musical, is all about tap dancing. Even before you see the performers, you hear the shout: Get out your tap shoes, Frances! And as the curtain rises, it pauses for a moment allowing the audience to focus solely on the legs and feet of dancers click-clacking in rapid syncopation before ascending all the way. 2nd Street is a musical about a musical, and the opening scene is a dance audition for Pretty Lady, a Broadway show to be directed by the famous Julian Marsh (David Goguen). Its 1933, and these performers would much rather be in the chorus line than on the bread line. In addition to being all about tap, 2nd Street is also about that treasured dream every performer has: to come out of nowhere and, without even having to pay your dues, become the star of a hit Broadway show, winning the love and approval of the tough director and all your cast mates. Its a dream shared by countless others in this contemporary world of American Idol and Americas Got Talent! where everyone wants to be an instant celebrity. But Peggy Sawyer (Rachel Aryn), the star of this show, has something many of those contestants lack: talent. And humility. Ms. Aryn is well cast in this role. Shes so sweet, and so vulnerable, that you cant help but cheer for her, even as she bumbles her way through rehearsals and accidentally trips the star, Dorothy Brock (Debi Guthery), causing her to break her ankle. Ms. Aryns Peggy is unsure of herself, unaware of how talented she is, but everyone else recognizes it, and they champion her. You can tell this is a fantasy, a tribute to kinder, more generous times when people used words like grand and swell! Its campy and, yes, corny but its totally enjoyable. 2nd Street isnt meat to digest; its cotton candy, a light confection of a musical. Its a sweet kiss on the cheek of musical theater. And The Naples Players hit just the right tone with it. In this hyperbolic show, everyone speaks in italics, or as though every sentence has multiple exclamation points at the end of it. Its a challenging show, one you might not expect a community theater to tackle. And the Players, with their history of stiff-moving male actors, did not seem a likely candidate for this show. But director/choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara has been working with this troupe over the years, and shes accomplished miracles with them. You would never guess that some of these actors had never tap danced prior to this show. And while this isnt the Broadway cast of Anything Goes, theyre very impressive. And entertaining. 2nd Street is an ensemble show, with a cast of more than 30 people, but some performances stand out, deserving special mention. Ms. Guthery, as the past-her-prime prima donna Dorothy Brock, had me laughing every time she was on stage. Especially hilarious was The Shadow Waltz, where she stumbled about and ducked leaping dancers. But Ms. Guthery is careful not to let her diva become a caricature, and shows off her serious side with her rendition of I Only Have Eyes for You. Likewise, Ellen Cooper, as the songwriter and co-author of Pretty Lady, also had me laughing with her witticisms and wisecracks. Shes one of the Players best character actors, and her portrayal of Maggie Jones is no exception. The underutilized Mark Vanagas, as Andy, the shows dance captain, was wonderful to watch, especially as he tapped so expressively in the opening number. Hes so good its a pity he has such a small role. And Jessica Walck as Anytime Annie, a wise-cracking chorus girl always ready for a good time, is someone to keep your eye on. A saucy redhead who sparkles whenever shes stage, shes featured in the Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Theres a Sunny Side to Every Situation numbers. Jason Eugenides, as her hapless groom, was also fun to watch. But some characters puzzled me. Jake Hanson is brash as Billy Lawlor, one of the leads in Pretty Lady. Unfortunately, hes not the strongest singer. I also couldnt tell if he is genuinely interested in Peggy, or if he just goes after all the new girls. And while Mr. Goguen is good as director Julian Marsh, giving impassioned speeches about Broadway, I wish he had been more forceful in his role as director. It also wasnt clear whether he was falling in love with Peggy, the new lead in his show, or was just being manipulative. (Its also surprising as it is at every production of 2nd Street when hes the last to come out for bows at the curtain call, because the role doesnt strike you as the shows lead.) And although I enjoyed Bill Ziff-Levine when he was on stage and would like to see him in other roles, he seems miscast as Pat, Dorothys boyfriend. I could understand why Abner (Gary Strahan), her sugar daddy, is older, but Mr. ZiffLevine comes across as a little too old for the role of boyfriend. The 14-piece orchestra, led by musical director Charles Fornara, is fabulous; its nice to see that the Sugden didnt stint on musicians. Their sound is rich and full, impressive from the very first notes of the overture. (Compare that to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, which usually has four or five musicians in the pit and a heavy reliance on a synthesizer.) Scenic designer Matt Flynns sets for 2nd Street are impressive, especially the backdrop of Broadway with its various neon signs. Lighting was a little shaky on opening night, especially when spotlights were supposed to alternate between two scenes on the same stage. Costume designer Dot Auchmoody brings us back to the 1930s with period clothing. The numerous oversized headpieces in the Dames number each more outrageous and zany than the last, with feathers and sequins had me laughing. This is a big show with big ambitions, and The Naples Players fulfill them, time after time, with tap dancing galore and big number after big number, including Audition, Shadow Waltz, Were in the Money, Dames and 2nd Street. On opening night, the audience cheered the performers. 2nd Street is a feel-good show that pulls out all the stops. Itll leave you humming the classic songs after you leave the theater and perhaps debating whether its too late to sign up for tap lessons. nancySTETSON email@example.com Exhilarating nd Street taps its way into your heart >> nd Street >> When: Through July 30 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >> Cost: $30 ($10 for students); dinner and show, $50 >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe ensemble cast of nd Street includes more than a few actors who had never tap-danced before landing their roles in The Naples Players production.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS Dancing Under The Star VVER INAG Fred Astaire Dance Studio Each Wednesday will end with a special dance by professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studios.$ VVER INAG$O ered Sundayursday 5:00-Close Friday & Saturday 5:00-7:00pm $O ered Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3pm They marveled at the Metro, admired the rotundas of the Capitol and gazed at the Washington Monument in what could be described as the experience of a lifetime for five students from The Immokalee Foundations Take Stock in Children program. Thanks to proceeds from TIFs Fund A Dream auction held last November as part of the foundations Charity Classic, the students recently made their first trip to Washington, D.C. And what a trip it was.Chosen for the trip based on grades, first-time experiences, age, attendance and essays they submitted, the five students Lemuel Sanchez, Efren Corona, Cassandra Banda-Chavez, Linsey Deshommes and Natrone Means boarded a plane bound for the nations capitol from Southwest Florida International Airport on Sunday, June 12. It was the beginning of many firsts for the students: first plane trip, first time away from home, and eventually their first cab ride and first time on a subway.TSIC student advocate Noemi Perez accompanied the teens on the trip. The moment we stepped off the plane in D.C., you could just see the sense of wonderment in their eyes, she says. It was exciting for all of us. Upon arrival, the students immediately began preparations for a weeks worth of adventure, learning and sightseeing. They took part in the Program for New Americans offered by Close Up, a nonprofit that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens. It was so much more than just a tour of the famous memorials and monuments of our nations capital, Ms. Perez says. It gave our students an understanding of politics and culture by emphasizing communication, collaboration and leadership. Throughout the week, TIF students had a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live and learn among their peers from high schools nationwide. They experienced first-hand how the founding documents such as the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence apply to them, and they met with representatives from Washingtons diverse community of leaders and citizens. I saw the city as inspiring, Mr. Means says. We got to see and learn about the things that people have done so that we have our freedom. Mr. Corona found inspiration in the people of the city. It was exciting, he says. I saw new places and met new people. With the help of program instructors, the students were also able to consider how the people and events represented in D.C.s memorials impact their lives today. They returned home knowing they have key roles to play as informed and engaged participants in the U.S. democracy. It was a visit they will not soon forget. For Ms. Banda-Chavez, the citys rich history will be etched in her memory. I really loved the Capitol building, she says. The top of the building represents freedom, and you can see it from anywhere. There are so many different perspectives in the city and a history behind everything. The trip was amazing. Giving students opportunities and making dreams come true is the very foundation upon which The Immokalee Foundation is built. Since 1991, TIF has been building pathways to success for many of the children in Immokalee through a variety of programs that focus on mentorship, afterschool activities, college scholarships, the development of vocational skills and incentives for educational growth. Foundation programs focus on building pathways to success though college and vocational scholarships, mentoring and tutoring opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills. For information about helping make dreams come true for Immokalee children, call The Immokalee Foundation at 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.GIVING Trip to D.C. inspires students in Immokalee Foundations Take Stock in Children programCOURTESY PHOTOLinsey Deshommes, Lemuel Sanchez, Noemi Perez, Cassandra Banda-Chavez, Natrone Means and Efren Corona at the Museum of Natural History. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 C11 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida Sometimes its the little boy in you who ends up reviewing movies, and thats whats happened here. From a critical standpoint, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is a big, loud eye candy mess with a rambling story that runs way too long. And still, on numerous action-filled occasions I was darned if I didnt find myself saying, Wow! Thats so cool! and eagerly anticipating more of the same. Still bothered by his pesky parents (Kevin Dunn and Julie White), Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has a new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), but no job. He also thinks Carlys boss (Patrick Dempsey, hair looking better than ever) is trying to steal her away. All that is small potatoes, however, compared to Sams other worry: Decepticons, still led by Megatron (voice of Hugo Weaving), are again plotting to take over the world. Sam, Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Simmons (John Turturro) are eager to work with Autobot leader Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) and do their part, but they first have to work through the bureaucratic stifling of the director of national intelligence, Charlotte Mearing (Frances McDormand). That this ties into the space race, the 1969 moon landing, Chernobyl and other events in recent history is both cheeky and irrelevant its fun that it relates to what we know, but were really just here to see huge robots fight. And boy, do they!The action, crisp and clear, is an absolute blast. Better, the 3-D is the best weve seen since Avatar in that its vivid but never blurry or clutter ed. In fact, Mr. Bay has notably slowed the action: Theres a scene on a highway in which Sam is thrown from his protector, Bumblebee, and thrust through the air. Here and elsewhere, the director uses slow motion so we can see Sam flying and truly embrace the moment. It wouldve been expected of Mr. Bay to overdo the action (as he did in the last film, Revenge of the Fallen), but this is all easy to watch and a pure adrenaline rush. The acting throughout is serviceable. John Malkovich steals a few scenes as Sams boss; Tyrese is back for more tough-guy fun as Epps; Ken Jeong has an extended cameo; and Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock himself, is the voice of aged Autobot Sentinel Prime. As for the female lead, Ms. HuntingtonWhiteley, who is making her screen debut here, is fine. Its not about her acting anyway. All Mr. Bay ever requires of his leading ladies is that they look sexy, so hiring a Victorias Secret supermodel was a wise decision. Whats more, the audiences sky-high testosterone levels from watching the action only serve to make her more attractive. Sure, the ending is way too long, and numerous escapes and rescues come out of nowhere, but isnt that part of the fun? Bottom line: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is a popcorn pleasure that wants to show you things youve never seen before. It succeeds. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.Bad Teacher (Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake) Gold-digging teacher Liz (Ms. Diaz) wants to marry a rich substitute (Mr. Timberlake), but a nosey fellow teacher (Lucy Punch) is also interested in him. Its occasionally funny, but the story lacks drive, and theres nothing really holding it together. At least Ms. Diaz looks hot. Rated R.Beginners (Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent) After his father (Mr. Plummer) comes out as a gay man at age 75 and dies of cancer four years later, Oliver (Mr. McGregor) tries to makes sense of the lessons his father taught him in his new relationship with an aspiring actress (Mr. Laurent). Mr. Plummer oozes vitality as an elderly man whos finally comfortable with himself, and credit to Mr. McGregor for keeping the picture grounded. That said, Olivers relationship struggles get tedious after awhile. Rated R.Buck (Buck Brannaman, Robert Redford, Reata Brannaman) This is a thoughtful documentary about Mr. Brannaman, a horse trainer who preaches patience and gentility while conducting clinics throughout the country. Im not much of a horse lover, but it is fascinating to see him connect with and break a wild horse. Rated PG. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Transformers: Dark Of The Moon REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $15 (3D)? Yes >> Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reportedly beat out fellow supermodels Brooklyn Decker, Miranda Kerr and Bar Rafaeli for the female lead in this lm. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
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Love That Dress! for the girls of PACEPACE 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 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, 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 more information, contact Marianne Kearns, PACE-Collier executive director, at Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Getting in step for literacyLiteracy 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. For tickets or more information, 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 country-western music, a mechanical bull, line dancers and Pony Pie Bingo are all part of the fun. SAVE THE DATE Naples Best Kept Secret4221 Tamiami Trail East NaplesLocated on US 41 opposite Sugden Park Open Mon-Sat & Nicks PlaceQuality Food. Exceptional Service.Come Meet Our NewChef James BuisCall 239.793.2644 or visit www.mongellos.com Our outdoor patio is PET-FRIENDLY anytime, any day! FREE Appetizer Sampler PlatterEvery Night with Purchase of a Reg. Priced Entre Summer SpecialsChoice of 2 Dinners & Bottle of House Wine $26.95 Lunch Daily from $4.95 Dinner Daily from $12.95 Live Entertainment NightlyThis Week Featuring...Nevada Smith Myles Loud Wendy Renee & Jackie Lee Karaoke with Steve Smith Saturday, July 9thFREE Wine Tasting6:00 8:00pmCome out and help us choose which wines will be featured at Mongellos this coming year! Wounded Warriors Bene t Thursday July 21stAuctions, Raf es & Prizes! All proceeds will go to help our Military overseas. Beasley Broadcasting on site. Frank-N-Stein July 30thHot Dog and 20 oz. stein of beer for $4.95 Plus appearance by the BUD GIRLS! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003 Initial Comprehensive Exam Full set of X-Rays Healthy Mouth Cleaning $95 regular $338239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Philharmonic League hosts a patriotic party aboard the Naples Princess1. Dolores Riordan and Patty Kloppenburg2. Linda Yost, Stephanie Reinhardt, Joyce Snyder3. Diane and Joe Daniele 4. LaVerne Murdick and Priscilla Kutlern 5. Larz Spangberg and Karen Slater 6. Jules and Rose Saland 7. Ted and Grace Martin 8. John and Maggie Warfield 9. Arden McCurdy and Jacke McCurdy 10. Leonardo Wilches and Diane Hayman 11. Joan Harrison and Eva Sugden 1 2 3 8 9 5 4 6 7 10 11
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 SUMMER SAVINGS With the purchase of 2 Dinner Menu Entres. Not valid with any other discounts. One coupon per table. Expires September 30, 2011 Must present coupon in advance. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY 6pm-9pmLive Jazz Reduced Prices Complimentary Wine TastingsHAPPY HOUR 1/2 OFF All Drinks in the M Lounge Every Day 4pm-6pm SUNDAY BRUNCH Serving 10:30am-3pm Argentina evokes images of pampas grasslands, the towering Andes and welldressed couples dancing the tango. Also among its claims to fame, however, is the countrys ranking as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, behind Italy, France, Spain and the United States. Wine is so important to Argentineans that late last year, President Cristina Kirchner declared wine the national drink to help promote the industry beyond the countrys borders. I recently attended a wine tasting at Tonys off Third in Naples that featured the wines of Paul Hobbs Imports. A wellknown California winemaker, Mr. Hobbs started making wines in 1969 and has worked at Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Simi Winery as well as consulted with other premium wineries. He branched out into making wines in Argentina in the late 1990s under the Vina Cobos label. Along with two partners, he consistently releases fine wines, most notably malbec. While Francisco Cortes Lepis, commercial director of Vina Cobos, poured samples at the wine tasting, he told me why the companys wines are so well received. The key is to have the right grapes to make the wine right, Mr. Lepis said. You work all year in the vineyards to do that. You cannot expect to make magic in the winery if you have not labored over the grapes to get them to be their best. Armed with good grapes, the next step is artful processing. You must strike a balance between the fruit and the oak, he said. The oak has to give complexity and not cover up the fruit. Everyone at the sampling had a favorite. Barbara Holloway of Naples liked the Pulenta Sauvignon Blanc because it has great flavor and is nice and light. Her next favorite was the Bramare malbec, with its rich color and flavors. Stacy Forman, also of Naples, preferred the malbecs as her favorite. Its such a smooth wine, and has really complex flavors, she said. Here are the wines sampled, including those from Vina Cobos Winery along with selections from Riglos and Pulenta Wineries, which are imported by Paul Hobbs: Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay 2007 ($20): With only 20 percent of the wine finished in oak, this light-colored, buttery chardonnay has aromas of ripe pears followed on the palate by tropical flavors and a clean citrus finish. Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ($20): The deep ruby-colored wine has rich aromas of black fruits and spice. The complex palate with boysenberry, black currants and coffee finishes with ripe tannins and a touch of minerality. Vina Cobos Felino Malbec 2009 ($20): Deep crimson in color, it has a distinct raspberry and coca aroma that gives way to complex red and black fruits on the palate and has a touch of oak finish. Mr. Lepis said eight months in oak give it a rich, spicy taste. Riglos Gran Malbec 2006 ($30): Very smooth and dry with good body and a rich purple color, its plum and wild cherry aromas blend into red berry and dark fruits on the palate, followed by hints of chocolate, espresso and oak on the long succulent finish. Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2007 ($30): This one is violet in color and has a ripe and powerful berry nose. The silky palate has complex raspberry, blueberry and coffee flavors, while the firm tannins produce an extensive finish. Pulenta Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ($18): Brilliant yellow color with rounded citrus and melon on the nose and the palate, this one has a slight grassiness with a crisp and clean finish. Pulenta Estate Chardonnay 2007 ($20): This one has a nice, yellow-green color with tropical fruit and citrus aromas that give way to balanced citrus and apple flavors with a hint of vanilla and oak. It ends with a balanced long finish. Pulenta La Flor Malbec Rose 2009 ($16): Bright strawberry colors and aroma mix with tropical fruit on the palate, ending with refreshing acidity. Y w jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com Wines of Argentina gaining ground in U.S. market VINO the long s u r am ( $ 3 0 h as Th e rr y w hil i v e f u le n 8 ( $ t h r h e n h as c r is na y a n tr op t h at a n d v a n b a la Ro s b e rr tr op ing B r 2007 a nd h nose. raspb e v ors, w e xt e n si Pu 200 8 w i th h b between The oak t cover u d a f av o liked t a use it h ig ht. H e malb e l es, pr e t e. Its r eall y pl e d obos f rom w hich r don0 perk, this a y has o n the clean e rnet dee p m as of mp lex k curr ip e t y. Mr Lepis said eight m a ric h s u p o rt he h as H er e c es pic y taste. COURTESY PHOTOSRiglos Gran Malbec, Felino Estate Chardonnay 2007 and Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Malbec.
Danielas>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $5.95-$9.95; entrees, $12-$19 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs or at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Moms delicious eggplant spread, Romanian meatballs, Romanian tripe soup, goulash, lasagna Bolognese, cabbage rolls, chicken paprikash, roasted chicken, roasted pork loin with spaetzle >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 13500 Tamiami Trail N.; 514-4414SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 7-13, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Its hard to say whether Danielas food tasted so good because of the live violin music that accompanied it or if it was the other way around. Either way, I highly recommend arranging to visit this lovely little restaurant on a night when violinist Oleg Timuta is performing. Mr. Timutas broad repertoire includes selections as diverse as Hello Dolly, Yesterday, My Way and a fascinating number called Skylark, in which he uses his instrument to mimic the sounds of a skylark, a chicken, a woodpecker, a cuckoo and a cow. Really. He doesnt have to stroll too much, since the dining room is fairly small and hes relatively close to just about all of the tables when he stands near the long bar along a side wall. Meanwhile, Chef Daniela and her accommodating family make sure that everyone is well served. The menu offers Romanian, Hungarian and Italian items, which might seem an unlikely combination, but the kitchen has managed to create a harmonious balance of the three cuisines. Whether its Hungarian goulash, lush ravioli or savory sausage, its all made from scratch on the premises. Considering how readily available packaged pasta and readymade sausages are and how ubiquitous is their use its that much more impressive that a small establishment such as Danielas would go to the trouble of making its own. The result, however, is a meal as comforting and heartwarming as those my grandmother used to make. Clearly, Chef Daniela has incorporated her familys recipes into the mix, starting with salata de vinete, otherwise known as Moms delicious eggplant spread ($6.50). Smooth and lightly seasoned so as not to overpower the eggplant, its delicious, indeed, scooped up with pieces of freshly baked bread. The chiftelute, traditional Romanian meatballs ($6.95), consisted of small meatballs served with pickles. Although it doesnt seem like a natural combination, they went together beautifully, the cool crispness of the pickles complementing the soft, chewy meatballs. My least favorite appetizer karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, July 7-Sunday, July 10, all e vening, Naples Tomato: The annual lobster pasta clambake features Maine lobster, clam, mussels, shrimp, Italian sausage, sweet corn and homemade potato cavatelli in a seafood broth for $19.99; 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800. Reservations encouraged. Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., R o ys Bonita Springs: Chef Jason Grasty demonstrates how to prepare Waikaloa salad with creamy Parmesan dressing, seared scallops with Anson Mills polenta cakes and Roys chocolate souffl, followed by a meal of the featured recipes; $40, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7696. Reservations required. Saturday, July 9 and Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m., Ridgw a y Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway will guide participants through the process of smelling and tasting morsels of cheese, discuss their flavor profiles and assist in pairing them with champagne, wine, beer and condiments; $55, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500 or visit www.ridgwaynaples.com. Tuesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., Whole F oods: Real Seafood Chef Brent Courson will show how to prepare wild-caught Alaskan salmon with corn zucchini salad and roasted tomato and pepper relish; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register online at www.acteva.com/go/ Lifestylecenter. Wednesday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Bleu P r ovence: Sample Provence-Corsdice wines along with hors doeuvres; $10, 1234 Eighth St. S.; 261-8239. Reservations recommended. Thursday, July 14, 5 p.m. to close, Bamboo C af: Celebrate the French national holiday, Bastille Day, with French music and food along with drink specials in the bar salon; 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Thursday, July 14, all evening, Bleu P r ovence: Celebrate Bastille Day with a three-course meal and glass of rose champagne for $24.99; 1234 Eighth St. S., 261-8239. Reservations recommended. Thursday, July 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Whole F oods: Raw foods expert Bethany Tait shows how to create raw food smoothies that are healthy and tasty; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register online at www.acteva.com/go/ Lifestylecenter. Saturday, July 23 and Aug. 27, 911 a.m., Ridgw ay Bar & Grill: Chef/ owner Tony Ridgway will helps students move beyond the four tastes sweet, salty, bitter and sour to the fifth taste, umami, a savory flavor found in a wealth of food. Students will undergo a blind tasting of several foods to test flavor identification skills and will cook a variety of entrees; $75, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500 or visit www. ridgwaynaples.com.Farmers markets Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., North Naples Green Market sets up in the air-conditioned comfort of the Fright Factory at Olympic Plaza, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road behind Liberty Bank. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Enjoy a taste of Eastern Europe during an evening at Danielas e lp s o ur tastes s our to v ory f lavo r Student s Send items to email@example.comThe Transylvanian platter presents cabbage rolls, hand-rolled sausages, chicken paprikash with spaetzle, polenta and vegetables.Homemade spinach ravioli are filled with pumpkin, ricotta and Parmesan and finished with a light bchamel sauce.was the tonno fagiolli cipolla ($7.50), a mix of tuna, beans and onions that lacked the depth of flavor the other two starters possessed. Next time Im going to try the goulash. Although Eastern Europe has a reputation for being meat-centric, vegetarians have several options here, including the capallacci verde alla zucca ($15), delicate pillows filled with pumpkin, ricotta and Parmesan topped with a light bchamel sauce. This dish showcased the chefs ability to meld subtle flavors to achieve a rich, unified whole. Two of us shared the whimsically named Transylv ania platter ($36.95 for two), which contained a trio of house specialties: sarmale, old-fashioned cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice; mititei, Romanian-style hand-rolled sausages; and csirke paprikas, the classic Hungarian chicken stew. The assorted items were served on a large platter that also held slices of polenta dressed in yogurt, delicate spaetzle and a mix of zucchini, eggplant and onions. The sausage a blend of beef, pork and lamb was lightly seasoned and fine on its own or with a dip into the pool of mustard served with it. This is an ideal entre for those who want an introduction to Eastern European cuisine. Our young server the teen-aged daughter of the chef proudly touted her mothers tiramisu and chocolate mousse for dessert. We tried one of each and agreed that they were both excellent, the tiramisu light and fluffy with a thin coating of cocoa on top, the mousse rich with a dense chocolate flavor. The wine list is relatively small, and those who choose the meatier fare from the menu might do better with a beer, but we gamely ordered a Romanian wine, a 2008 Tohaner Special Reserve Merlot. It was relatively light in body and flavor, with a touch of currants mingling with earthy tannins. Service was as homey as the food. The daughter of the chef provided most of it and was engaging as well as knowledgeable about the menu. She was justifiably proud of her mothers offerings and adept at offering suggestions. And then there was the music. Mr. Timuta is clearly an experienced violinist who understands music as well as the audiences for which he plays. He gave us a variety of old and new and, although his online resume shows extensive concert experience, he obviously knew that in a restaurant people would want to talk and he didnt try to compete with that. The dining room, with its sturdy wood bar and chairs, tables draped with white over nectarine tablecloths, seemed to have been lifted out of a small town in Romania and deposited whole in North Naples (in the same shopping center as Noodle Saigon). Add the music and its easy to imagine that youve landed in Eastern Europe in the home of a welcoming and culinarily talented family. Danielas is rich in Old World charm and food that has stood the test of time. Theres nothing glitzy or trendy here just wellcrafted food served by people who understand the meaning of hospitality. 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