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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS A21 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B13 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C16 SOCIETY C20-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 43 FREE WEEK OF JULY 28-AUG. 3, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Expansion opportunitiesWhen the going is tough, some businesses get growing. B1 All-American ImmokaleePhotography book captures the new Ellis Island. A10 Excellent!Naples, Marco restaurants rank among the best in Wine Spectators annual awards. C23 We have seen the enemy and he is not us. Hes not even he. Instead, shes a billion or so bloodsucking females representing 42 mosquito species that inhabit the lowlands, uplands, inlands, outlands and islands of our subtropical region. Every female requires blood for egg production, a fact particularly irksome this year the worst mosquito season in about 15 years and one of the worst in recent decades, officials say. All of a sudden, the gates opened and there seemed to be lots everywhere from Marco where we usually see the higher numbers all the way to Lely Barefoot beach, says Adrian Salinas, public information officer for the Collier County Mosquito Control District. Forget local government boundaries or Mosquito fighters battle bugs amid regulationsFLORIDA MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORYAedes taeniorhynchus SEE MOSQUITOES, A9 Local contractors keeping busy with renovation projects.A8 >>inside: HOME IMPROVEMENT A SOURCE OF JOY FOR OWNERS NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOONBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ MERICAN HOMEOWNERS, and especially those in Southwest Florida, where ground zero has been a term pinned to the housing market, have had a rough time in the news lately. And the hits just keep on coming. Analysts say the value of homes in the United States tumbled further from their peak in the last five years than they did in the five years after the Great Depression began (33 versus 31 percent). Back then, home prices took 19 years to recover, note reporters in The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. Data from CoreLogic, a company that analyzes real estate, shows about half those who hold residential mortgages in Lee County, 40 percent in Charlotte SEE RENOVATE, A8 E x p an s opport p When th e b us i ness e H H H H O O O O O O M M M M M M M E E E E I I M M M M M M M M M P P P P P P P P P R R R R R R R R O O O O O O O V V V V V V E E E M M M M M M E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T A A A A A S S S S S S O O O O O O O O U U U U U U R R R R R R C C C C C C C E E E E O O O O O O F F F F F F J J J J J J O O O O O O O Y Y Y Y Y Y F F F F F F O O O O O O O O O R R R R R R R BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY Y Y B BY B E E E E E E E VA VA VA VA A VA A VA VA A N N N N N N N N N N N WI W WI WI WI WI WI WI W LL LL LL LL LL LL L L IA A A A IA IA A MS MS MS M M MS MS MS M ewi ew w w w wi i i i i i i lli ll ll lli i i ll am ams ams m m ms ms ms m ms a m m @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ori o or ori or or daw daw daw w w w w eek eek eek eek ek ek ek ek ek eek l ly. ly ly. ly. ly ly co com com com m m om om o ME ME ME ME E E E M RI RI RI RI I I I RI I CA CA CA C C N N N N H HO HO HO HO HO O H O ME M ME M ME E M M OW OW O NE E E RS RS S S , an an an n an n n n n a d d d d d d d d d d es e es es e e pe pe pe e e e e ci ci c c ci c i c c al a al al al l al a a l ly ly ly ly ly t t t t ho ho ho ho ho ho ho se s se se e se e s COURTESY PHOTO FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONAbove: An installer for Bailey Floors in Fort Myers installs a wood floor recently. ABY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Chill outStay in and keep cool with an array of books and DVDs.C1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with stateof-the-art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM I rarely cop to this in public: I am enthralled by televangelists. Whence springs this strange affinity is not entirely clear, but I believe it owes to an early viewing of Elmer Gantry, the superb screen adaptation of Sinclair Lewiss novel about a charismatic tent preacher. Over time, I have built a small list of favored performers, always topped by Ernest Angley. If youve never caught Mr. Angleys act, youve missed a sublime pleasure. Just the astounding sight of the man is worth the investment of time. It is hard to summon a proper description, but hes always reminded me of something you might discover discarded in a Dumpster behind Madame Tussauds. Many years back, this interest in men (thumping the Bible seems to be a very masculine line of work) who purport to heal and save led me to an impulsive act, which, in turn, led to a memorable encounter. Heres the story: I was lounging in bed in a Miami hotel room, channel surfing, when there appeared on the television set a presence so mesmerizing and compelling that I was brought up short. It was Herman Stalvey, who, according to the information on the screen, pastored at the First Church of the Last Chance in Vero Beach. Brother Herman Stalvey was Elmer Gantry incarnate. Without thinking, I reached for the bedside telephone and called the donation line. I asked to speak with Brother Stalvey, and, after several minutes of jousting with the minion on the other end, the man himself took the phone. I was honest. I said I had seen him for the first time that morning and wanted to attend a service. Sure, he said, everybodys welcomed at the First Church of the Last Chance. Then I said I wanted to meet with him personally. Brother Stalvey, to my surprise, agreed. Keen with anticipation, I arrived early for services the next Sunday. The church held roughly 250 to 300 people, I estimated, and filled almost at once. When Brother Stalvey appeared, there was a collective gasp. He wore a jump suit the color of a Concord grape. Embroidered upon it were gold, sequined treble clefs. It was as if the clothing designers for Elvis, Liberace and Evel Knievel had shared a joint and then collectively sketched an outfit. Long sideburns framed Brother Stalveys narrow face, and his 1950s-style pompadour glistened under what appeared to be a liberal application of a kissing cousin of 10W40.He immediately launched into a beautiful rendition of the Cristy Lane classic One Day at a Time. What a voice! The evening proceeded apace with an appropriate number of healings, confessions, bouts of weeping, fainting spells and spontaneous outbreaks of people speaking in tongues. When it was over, I made my way to Brother Stalvey, introduced myself and asked if we could talk. He gave me the once-over twice, obviously taking my measure. Well have breakfast, Brother! he said. The next morning at Dennys I was relieved to find that Brother Stalvey had arrived in more conventional dress. The place was packed. Brother Stalvey told me a bit about himself. He was from rural Georgia. He had traveled the road of the transgressor. Drank, chased women. About what you would expect. And for years, like Gantry, he had preached from a tent. Would you like to hear about the miracles? he asked. At this I perked up and so did diners around us. Brother Stalvey had not mastered his inside voice. He told me that he had been in an accident and lost an arm. But God reattached it, praise Jesus! Then he told me about the time he died. He was headed toward the light (Brother, that light is brighter than anything you can imagine; brighter than anything youll find in a disco!) when he heard Gods voice. Go back! Its not your time! People gawked, but I was long past embarrassment. Besides, who were they to judge? After we worked through a few lesser miracles and discussed some minor problems he was having with the IRS, Brother Stalvey shared his dream. If I could just get Burt Reynolds to come to the church! Think about it! Burt Reynolds and me! Together! If only he knew what it would mean, Im sure he would come.I pointed out that Mr. Reynolds had a place down the coast in Jupiter perhaps he would come, if Brother Stalvey just asked.Oh, Ive tried, he said. Called and called. Dozens of times. And? He doesnt take or return my calls. Sadness engulfed the man sitting across from me, and that made me sad. Perhaps this is why I am a person of little faith, for if God could reattach Brother Stalveys arm, surely He could move Burt Reynolds to pick up the telephone. I did not share this thought with Brother Stalvey, saying instead that I needed to be on my way. Outside, we shook hands. When I attempted to withdraw, Brother Stalvey kept a tight grip. Pray with me, Brother, he said as he sank to one knee, taking me down with him. Brother Stalvey began to pray. Then he prayed some more. And then he prayed just a little more. I cannot recall what he said, exactly, but I do know Burt Reynolds name came up at least once. After the amen was rendered, we stood and shook hands again. I bade Brother Stalvey farewell, and he made his way to a vehicle that looked as if it had seen the worst of it at the Battle of Jericho. As he drove from Dennys, diners at adjacent tables began to file out. Who the hell was that guy? a man with a New York accent asked. Some sort of nut job? His name is Brother Herman Stalvey, I replied. Hes a famous preacher. The New Yorker gave one of those bigcity shrugs, hitched his pants and moved on. Good riddance. Two things resulted from this encounter. I have never placed another call to an evangelist. And I cannot stand the sight of Burt Reynolds. Praise the Lord, Brother, and pass the grape jelly billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick BearCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION People say that Australia has given two people to the world, Julian Assange told me in London recently, Rupert Murdoch and me. Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, was humbly dismissing my introduction of him, to a crowd of 1,800 at East Londons Troxy theater, in which I suggested he had published perhaps more than anyone in the world. He said Murdoch took that publishing prize. Two days later, the Milly Dowler phone hacking story exploded, and Murdoch would close one of the largest newspapers in the world, his News of the World, within a week. On Tuesday, Murdoch claimed before the British House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport that it was his most humble day. But what does it mean for a man with no humility to suffer his most humble day? The principal takeaway from the committee hearing must be, simply, that Rupert Murdoch is not responsible for the criminal activities under investigation, from police bribery to phone hacking. When asked if he was ultimately responsible, his answer was simple: No. Who was? The people I trusted to run it and maybe the people they trusted. The monosyllabic denials stood in stark juxtaposition to his rhetorically nimble son, James Murdoch. Frequently reminding the committee that he was not present at News of the World during the dark days of hacking and bribing, James used more words to say essentially the same thing: I know nothing. The performance, for now, seems to have worked. No, the buck doesnt stop with Rupert Murdoch, but the money sure rolls in nicely. News Corp.s stock price inched up throughout the day. The Murdochs apparent success in the hearing might be attributed to the stonefaced lawyer sitting directly behind James throughout: News Corp. Executive Vice President Joel Klein. Klein is a new addition to the executive stable at Rupert Murdochs media empire, hired, according to a News Corp. press release, as a senior advisor to Mr. Murdoch on a wide range of initiatives, including developing business strategies for the emerging educational marketplace. Klein formerly was deputy White House counsel to President Bill Clinton. More lately, and more likely germane to his hiring by Murdoch, was Kleins tenure as chancellor of New York City schools, the largest school system in the U.S., serving more than 1.1 million students in more than 1,600 schools. Klein, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, undertook controversial restructuring of the school system. My colleague at the Democracy Now! news hour, Juan Gonzalez, who is a columnist at the New York Daily News (the main competitor to Murdochs New York Post), consistently documented Kleins failures as chancellor, reporting on countless parents and teachers who long ago grew weary of his autocratic and disrespectful style. Kleins attempt to shutter 19 schools in some of the citys poorest neighborhoods was reversed by the New York State Supreme Court. Claims of improved performance on standardized tests made under Kleins direction were shown to be based on inflated scores. Less than two weeks after his hire was announced, News Corp. bought a privately held company, Wireless Generation. Murdoch said of the $360 million purchase, When it comes to K through 12 education, we see a $500 billion sector in the U.S. alone. Which is why one of the leading education tweeters, Leonie Haimson, a New York public-school parent and executive director of Class Size Matters, is concerned. She told me: With all the allegations about phone hacking, etc., we really have concerns about the privacy of New York state students. And secondly, we dont want to open up the public coffers wide for the Murdoch companies to make money off of our kids. New York City public schools have already granted the company a $2.7 million contract, and the New York State Education Department is close to granting Wireless Generation a $27 million no-bid contract. News Corp. has announced the formation of a Management and Standards Committee that will answer directly to Klein. Klein, who sits on the News Corp. board of directors, will report to fellow board member and former fellow Justice Department attorney Viet Dinh. Dinh was assistant attorney general under George W. Bush and a principal author of the USA Patriot Act, the law that, among other things, prompted an unprecedented expansion of government eavesdropping. According to recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Dinh and other directors lined up on July 3 to sell off stock options, with Dinh netting about $25,000, just as the scandal broke.News Corp. is far from a news corpse, though the term is sadly relevant, with the initial expose of News of the Worlds grotesque hacking of murder victim Milly Dowlers voice mail, giving false hope to her family that she was alive. The FBI is now investigating whether Murdoch papers tried to profit from hacking into the voice mails of victims of the 9/11 attacks. U.S. journalists must now dig into News Corp.s operations here, to expose not only potential criminality, but also the threat to democracy posed by unbridled media conglomerates like the Murdoch empire. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Rupert Murdoch doesnt eat humble pieIf Congress has trouble staying within constitutional bounds now, just wait until the Constitution mandates that it balance the federal budget. Republicans have made a late entry into the debt-ceiling debate with a push for adding such a requirement to the Constitution. The balanced-budget amendment is not only an implausible way out of the debt-ceiling dilemma its unlikely to pass Congress with the necessary twothirds vote to send it to the states it risks doing the worst disservice to the Constitution since Prohibition. The balanced-budget amendment came to prominence in the Contract With America back in the 1990s. It fell a vote short in the Senate and had been forgotten and deserved to be. A simple balanced-budget amendment threatens Republican fiscal priorities; it would create even more pressure to raise taxes. A straightforward amendment recognizes no difference between balance at 24 percent of GDP or at 15 percent of GDP. Realizing this, House Republicans have crafted a version that essentially mandates their favored fiscal policies. It requires that spending not exceed 18 percent of GDP and stipulates that only a two-thirds majority can raise taxes. Only modesty, presumably, prevented the amendments authors from spelling out budgetary levels for the Department of Health and Human Services. The Constitution is meant to set out the basic rules of the road for American governance. Its not an appropriate vehicle for enshrining transitory or controversial policy preferences. This is what the 18th Amendment establishing Prohibition did, and so ensured widespread defiance of the nations foundational law. A balanced-budget amendment could befall the same fate at the hands of the fiscal bootleggers of Congress. Even House Republicans voted for a budget that doesnt balance the federal books until roughly 2030. Its easy to imagine Congress playing definitional games to evade the strictures of the amendment, inevitably inviting lawsuits. The Republican amendment acknowledges there are circumstances when the budget shouldnt necessarily be balanced. It allows for a waiver in fiscal years in which a declaration of war against a nation-state is in effect. We havent declared war on anyone since World War II. Another provision allows three-fifths of Congress to waive the amendment for expenditures related to a military conflict that causes an imminent and serious threat to national security. If you believe the Cold War or the War on Terror qualifies, this could have led to constant exceptions from 1947 to 1991, and from 2001 to perhaps the present. The impulse behind the amendment is certainly laudatory to attack the debt problem at its root. But a strictly balanced budget is not important enough to be written into the Constitution. The difference between balance and a small deficit is meaningless in the long run; it certainly doesnt rise to the level of protecting free speech or ending slavery. We ran budget deficits from 1970 to 1997, and the republic survived. The current threat to the country is historic deficits driven by historic levels of spending. Realistically, building the coalition necessary to pass the balancedbudget amendment as envisioned by Republicans would take years, by which time it will be gloriously irrelevant or altogether too late. Rich Lowry is editor of The National Review.Against the balanced-budget amendment amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly

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Thinking of Moving? 15 MINUTES United Way campaign co-chair counting on the communityWeighing in at barely 105 pounds, United Way of Collier Countys 2011-12 campaign co-chair Nancy Pelotte is a mighty force who knows how to dance in the ring with the heavyweights. And with a $2.3 million goal to meet, she needs the support and encouragement of the entire community to make it happen. Born in Maine, Ms. Pelotte moved to Florida 13 years ago and loves her job as the executive director at Lely Palms retirement community. The best part of my day is when I get to chat and visit with the residents, says the mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of a little girl. Girl power runs in the family, and as the matriarch, Ms. Pelotte make a great role model. Her fascination with the makings of a strong female character began when she was just a girl herself. I didnt realize it at the time, but I was more comfortable in the company of two little old women than with my fellow classmates, she says. When I was 9 years old, I would walk with Myrtle to the corner store every day. She taught me how to be a lady and how to have pride. When I became a teenager, I took a job as a carhop for Ma Bean, who owned a popular local hot dog stand. I worked with Ma Bean for 30 years and attribute much of how I handle myself as a businesswoman today to what she taught me. After moving to Tampa in 1998, her first job in the big city was doing just what youd expect; she worked with little old ladies. Her job as the marketing director for a large retirement center paved a course for her in a field thats become her greatest source of pride. We dont become older without also becoming wiser, she believes. When you start to see the value of this fact, you begin to appreciate what you have and what more you can achieve. Along with United Way campaign cochair Robert Breitbard, director of Adult Education for Collier County Public Schools, Ms. Pelotte is taking it to the streets and reaching out to educate the young and wiser about the value of United Way of Collier County. It doesnt have to be one or the other, she says about contributing to community concerns. Thats the beauty of having a United Way, she adds. You can give once and know your money will support dozens of agencies that help residents in the entire community. Contributions to United Way of Collier County fund vital services such as health care for the working poor, education for at-risk children, safety for the abused, food for the hungry and advocacy for those harmed. Gifts to United Way are safeguarded by several audit systems. A budget review committee made up of more than 70 local volunteers (beyond the 30 that form the board of directors) reviews and recommends partnership with select local agencies and their distribution amounts each year. Its all based on financial accountability and proof that each provides an identified need and makes a measurable impact. Please consider helping Ms. Pelotte meet the goal this year by becoming a role model yourself and making a contribution to United Way. The United Way of Collier County has supported the work of human service agencies in Naples and Collier County since 1957. The agency is embarking on a $2.3 million campaign to help more than 100,000 residents through 29 United Way partner agencies. Contributions can be made online at or can be mailed to United Way of Collier County, 848 First Ave. N., Suite 240, Naples, FL 34102.BY MOLLIE PAGE ____________________Special to Florida Weekly d n e h n d o o e t t s d c W k a c C c a f h s c v b m COURTESY PHOTONancy Pelotte The United Way of Collier County is signing up business sponsors for the sixth annual Walk for the Way, coming up Saturday, Sept. 24, at North Collier Regional Park. The walk is the agencys only public fundraising event. Sponsorship opportunities range from $75 for a sign on the walk path to $2,500 as a presenting sponsor. Businesses can also donate goods or services in exchange for sponsorship. All sponsorships exceeding $250 are guaranteed logo placement on 1,000 event T-shirts, in addition to exposure through media and other promotions leading up to the event. Early sponsors whose donations exceed $1,500 include Publix Supermarkets, Collier County Parks & Recreation, Ave Maria Development, Cohen & Grigsby, First Call Restoration, IRMS, RCMA, Yale Freeman, UPS, the Naples Daily News, T-shirt Express and Bond, Schoeneck and King.To become a sponsor, e-mail Mike Gentzle at or call Amanda Eberl at 261-7112. For more information about Walk for the Way, visit Walk this way to support the cause


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 County, and 35 percent in Collier County have negative equity, or are underwater on their mortgages, by owing more than the property is worth. That might be true, but the popular term is unfairly ominous, conjuring images of whole neighborhoods with water up to the rooftops, and mortgage holders drowning for lack of money to breath. Homeownership from this perspective sounds about as fun as going out for a swim during a hurricane. Also, the reports dont add another important variable: the degree of love for the home youre in. Who cares about selling and or buying a house if you dont plan on doing either one? And if youre going to be there anyway, why not make it nice?Remodeling heats upWith less movement among brokers and investors, it seems much of the markets energy is being transferred to homeowners and mortgage holders who want a fresh look. Local companies that offer fixes and upgrades are getting busier, their owners say, even if they arent thriving like they were during the boom. People are staying (in their homes) longer, said Greg Adams, owner of Lighting First in Bonita Springs and Naples. And projects like replacing the carpeting, cozying up the lighting in a dark living room or adding new shutters can be a labor of love. He described clients looking to stay in their homes as studious researchers and value-oriented consumers who are willing to scour Google for the best deals and even shell out a few more dollars, if thats what it takes to get the job done as they see fit. Theyre remodeling for themselves, so theyre willing to not necessarily go cheaper, but buy for the value, he said. Theyre spending a little more time making sure its something they really want. Tony Leeber, owner of Cornerstone Kitchens, contracts on remodeling jobs from Sarasota south to Marco Island. The average (remodeling) job today has a higher dollar value than the average job four years ago, Mr. Leeber said. I think people are spending more money on their houses. I think it has to do with the fact that before theyd say, Im going to reface the cabinets and sell in two years. Now they say, Im not going to sell; instead of just refacing the cabinets, lets do a bathroom at the same time. Just the fact that were doing as much volume as were doing now, shows you people are doing more remodeling. I think right now (homeowners) have resigned themselves that theyre going to stay, and theyre going to be there for a while; whereas a few years ago theyd had the mindset that we can flip the house if we want to. The bad financial news tends to suggest that being trapped in a house leads to remodeling. While that might be true in some cases, other people remodel just because they can. Im dealing with people who are going to live in the house, who want to improve the quality of that house, said John Bailey of Bailey Floors Co. Theyve decided this is where theyre going to stay and theyre putting the money in it to make some changes. Mr. Baileys clients Judy and Bob Pitt had their Fort Myers home built nearly a decade ago; a recent flood made replacing the kitchens wood floor a viable project. In the process, they also revamped the lanai and got rid of the island kitchen to make their space more open and usable. The project took on a greater scope than originally intended. I said to my husband, As long as were doing the flooring, its time to knock out these walls, Mrs. Pitt says. It changed the whole look of the house.Remodeling foreclosuresSouthwest Florida home prices plummeted from their peak in 2006 to the first quarter of 2011, and buyers snapped up bargain deals in the process. Zillow, a company that analyzes real estate, says the Fort Myers median home price peaked at $304,600 in 2006, and is now off 59.2 percent. Values fell nearly as much in Naples and Punta Gorda. Cash investors taking advantage of discounted properties, including foreclosures, is the main reason residential sales have been up recently, 23 percent from the end of 2010 to the beginning of 2011, said Walter Molony, a spokesperson for the National Association of Realtors. Im doing a job right now in Sarasota where its a bank repo, but its a half million dollar remodel job, Mr. Bailey said. Theyre value deals, but theyre in the upper end of the market. Even people with money want to save money. Lee Hershey Builders, a Southwest Florida company that does upscale projects from new rooms to whole houses, attributes some business to this trend.. The last two jobs Ive done that have been fairly decent-sized, I think one was a bank foreclosure and the other was a rock-bottom sell by the investor, said owner Lee Hershey. While some remodelers are getting more work, competition is also stiffer. Tom Lamatrice, owner of TFL Development Corp. in Port Charlotte, has been a home remodeler and repairman since 1999. Although the market is busier these days he said, new homebuilders or others with less work take some of his jobs. Theyre all doing all these little jobs $5,000, $2000 jobs that I was doing, Mr. Lamatrice said. Im slower now, but looking at my money this year, my company gross is doing OK At least Im getting these jobs. Home makeoverSummer cloud formations rose like Stay Puft Marshmallow Men recently over the manicured cul-desacs of Spanish Wells Country Club, a sprawling gated community in Bonita Springs. Inside one house, two men worked diligently, installing recessed illumination for the living room ceiling and over the kitchen countertop. A dog lounged on a lanai overlooking a golf course, empty in the oppressive heat. Pat Eberhard, who is retired near Sanibel with her husband, was there to help oversee remodeling projects. Her daughter and son-in-law were at work. Theyve owned the property for 15 years. Ms. Eberhard keeps the contractors in line (she gave them all high marks for timeliness) and helps coordinate their schedules. Im the unpaid administrative assistant, she joked. The projects started last spring with remodeling a bathroom, a worthy if pedestrian goal that quickly led to a more ambitious home makeover. When they took the (bathroom) wall out, guess what? Mold, water, Ms. Eberhard said. Once you start, one thing leads to another. Contractors from at least four companies are now upgrading the home with lighting, a new shower and toilet, new flooring in the bathrooms and plantation shutters in the living room and bedrooms. T hose shutters have been the most popular item at Schwartz Blind & Sh utter Co this summer, said owner Scott Schwartz. They made up about 70 percent of his jobs in May and June. People just had extra money and were willing to upgrade and do something nicer, he said. Ms. Eberhard said her daughter and son-in-law had considered selling the house after their son joined the Army. Hes scheduled to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in the fall, so they have the place to themselves. But her daughter called last spring and told her, Were not going to move; were going to stay put, Ms. Eberhard said. They like the neighborhood. They figured they werent going to sell the house anytime soon, and basically they have no reason to move. Repairs and remodels have been a silver lining in a beleaguered industry for some contractors. My old clients redoing is why were still in business, said Mr. Bailey of Bailey Floors Co. They might also help give the tarnished image of home ownership a much brighter look. RENOVATEFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTODoug Roth of Lighting First helps make a living room brighter in a Bonita Springs home. COURTESY PHOTOBailey Floors workers often inspire clients to expand the scope of their remodeling projects.


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Others have wind-assisted ranges of as much as 40 miles the aggressive and prolific salt-marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus, for example. It attacks in large numbers while emitting a high whine almost as appealing as a dentists drill. (Considered mostly harmless to humans, it can transmit dog heartworm.) That means that mosquitoes hatched in the mangroves and brackish marshes of Collier County can puncture citizens living in Lee, and those hatched in Lee can pester people in Charlotte and vice versa. Mosquito control personnel work around the clock, seven days a week, but they face an impossible battle if eradication and continual human comfort is the goal. Thats not just because its expensive to buy the chemicals and maintain the trucks and planes used in the fight, but because their hands are tied by state regulations, officials say. Public lands in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties buffer private and urban lands with vast acreages of prime mosquito-hatching wetland, where officials are not permitted to spray for adults, a process they call adulticide. Additionally, they cannot use Abate, their their No. 1 mosquito-killing chemical, except at 50 percent of the recommended strength on public lands when they aim to kill the larvae (larvicide). Weve redoubled our efforts on the larviciding, and I understand the rationale for not adulticiding, so all we can do is fight them on our own turf (by killing adults) when they get to our part of the country, says Alan Holbach, maintenance and operations manager for Charlotte County Public Works and the new Mosquito Control boss. The chemicals aimed at adults kill just about anything the size of a mosquito or smaller, says Shelly Redovan, deputy director of education and communications for Lee County Mosquito Control. Thats precisely why regulations exist to protect the ecosystems across public lands. So what ends up happening is we get afternoon rain showers and we cant larvicide them, we miss that chance, and were not allowed to adulticide (on public lands), she explains. We spray the urban lands, but since mosquitoes have a natural tendency to spread out, when we spray someones neighborhood, and the next day they start moving off the (public) marshes and into neighborhoods, people dont even notice weve been there. Mosquito control districts trap and count mosquito swarms around each county by the minute or by the night. When they trap 300 a night, the calls start coming in. On a recent night on Pine Island, in Lee County, they trapped 139,000. Workers who do the counts are not allowed to apply insect repellent when they do the 60-second test counting how many mosquitoes land on them from the waist down in one minute, says Ms. Redovan. From the waist up, she adds, theyre allowed to slap as much repellent as they want no doubt a great luxury. When the count reaches 100, theyre allowed to quit and just call it 00plus. Thats because its very difficult for a person to stand more than that, Ms. Redovan explains. For mere mortals, Mr. Salinas recommends the five Ds: avoid going out at Dusk and Dawn. Dress in clothing that covers the skin. Drain standing water. And use DEET, the active ingredient in most insect repellents. MOSQUITOESFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: A Short Brothers Skyvan sprays a field in Collier County. Left: One of two Douglas DC-3s used by Lee County Mosquito Control. >> WHAT THEY HAVE TO SPRAY Collier County: Three Short Brothers Skyvans, ve Hughes 500 jet helicopters, seven trucks Lee County: Two DC3s, three Huey helicopters, two Bell 407s, six Bell Jet Rangers, 11 trucks Charlotte County: Two choppers, seven trucks in the know

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Immokalee is a quintessential American town. Thats the message that emerges from the pages of 6 81, a new fine art photography book that features images by Tennessee photographer Joshua Dudley Greer. The notion of Immokalee as an allAmerican town, however, contradicts the stereotypical image of Immokalee as an immigrant community rife with poverty, crime and poor working conditions. Its true that Immokalee has its rough edges, concedes Joseph Zednik, the Bonita Springs resident who, along with the Washington, D.C.-based creative agency Poccuo, published 6 81. But thats just one small part of the story, Mr. Zednik is quick to add. When examined more closely, Immokalee is like the new Ellis Island, where families arrive with this incredible work ethic and determination they want to make sure their children can chase the American dream. Its remarkable. Mr. Zednik came up with the idea for the book after several years working with children and families in Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation, a nonprofit organization where he is a board member. The stories he encountered in Immokalee did not always match the stories he read about in the newspaper. Its a far more interesting place than most people realize, he says. Immokalee has a story that needs to be told, but when I looked, I couldnt find anything on the bookshelves that did it justice. So, I wanted to create the definitive book to capture the story. The book offers unique glimpses of the towns residents (Haitian priest, machine worker, orange picker, young student), its buildings (migrant-laborer hovels, packing house, tire shop, idyllic subdivision) and the surrounding landscape (pepper field, parking lot, trailerpark thoroughfare, mesmerizing horizon at Lake Trafford). Many people think of Immokalee as a stop on the road to somewhere else or a place between places, says Mr. Greer. And yet when you get into the meat of it, theres this wonderful culture, diversity and humanity. The photographer captured his images throughout 2010, when he made regular visits to Immokalee along with Poccuos Christopher Maier, the writer who provides the books introduction. Mr. Greer spent weeks at a time lodging at the Immokalee Inn and talking to local residents, using a large-format camera to capture images that bring a fresh sense of texture to the traditional story of Immokalee. He made an early-morning trip to an orange gr ove, did a late-night ride-along with the police chief, attended a quinceaera and sat at the dining room table of Mildred Roberts Sherrod, daughter of the regions pioneering cattle baron, Robert Roberts. Through the lens of his large-format camera, Mr. Maier writes, Greer invites us to discover Immokalee along with him by selecting those details that lend Immokalee its grit, its guts, its heart, and its very distinctive yet inimitable American story. The books 84 pages add up to a compelling portrait of a town that embodies the bedrock America characteristics of community, perseverance and pursuit of opportunity, at the same time it points to a future Immokalee that begins to inherit the familiar markings of suburban Americana. The viewer is left to consider Immokalees present as a window into the past as well as an indicator of whats to come. 6 81 is available online through Amazon. com as well as on the shelves at select locations including The von Liebig Art Center in downtown Naples and the Eastern Collier County Chamber of Commerce in Immokalee. The cover price is $45.95, of which 50 percent will be donated to The Immokalee Foundation. For more information, visit or e-mail chris@ Immokalee: An unconventionally all-American townSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY t a r s e h h e h e e n g r c n s r r f thIklIdtlkitll hltl COURTESY PHOTOSThree images taken in Immokalee by Joshua Dudley GreerCall or come by for your FREE ESTIMATE: 239.213.2221We Beat the BIG BOX Stores on Service & Price!1460 Golden Gate Parkway, #109 {By Costland Mall in Stoneys Plaza} NAPLES Kitchen Cabinet Blowout! All Wood Construction!7 Styles to Choose From... 10x10 kitchen with all wood cabinets, granite countertops, installed $9,846*Sale price good through September, 2011. Available in seven different styles with 30 wall cabinets, level one granite with standard edge and 4 backsplash, installation with toe kick and fillers. $9,846* Turn Key KitchenCOME VISIT OUR SHOWROOM!SHOWROOM OPEN: Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-3 Sunday Closed Installation by Naples Property Pros Florida Certified Building Contractor: Lic. #CBC1250145 Florida Certified Home Inspector: Lic. #HI3937 Florida Certified Mold Assessor: Lic. #MRSA1600 Florida Certified Mold Remediator: Lic. #MRSR1733








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PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGHospitalists help improve the score for patient satisfactionAmong the newest and least understood medical specialties at NCH are our 31 hospitalists. I like to think of these hard-working people as inpatient quarterbacks at the center of the health care team, coordinating care and helping produce better patient o utcomes. Thats how a recent article in Archives of Internal Medicine put it. A decade-old medical specialty, hospitalists are integral to the accomplishment of our goals to improve safety, quality and patient experience to yield positive patient o utcomes. This past year, hospitalists admitted nearly 33 percent of our 32,928 inpatients and consulted on many other patients admitted by our 609 other medical staff members. About 23 percent of these patients were emergency admissions people who had no idea when they awoke in the morning that they would be sleeping that night in a hospital bed. Caring for such hospitalized patients, who may or may not have a personal physician, is the mission of the hospitalist, whose work environment is typically limited to the hospital. A hospitalists familiarity with the hospital environment enables him or her to potentially spend more time with patients than an office-based physician. Robert Streicher, psychiatric R.N., recently shared with me his appreciation of our hospitalists and the service they provide. He specifically mentioned Dr. Mario Trance and Tara Luke, advanced registered nurse practitioner. Mr. Streicher noted that the easy availability in a psychiatric unit of a responsive internist or family practice physician the typical background of our hospitalists enables a troubled patient to get the best care for both mental and physical concerns. The same is true for patients admitted with a multitude of health problems heart, orthopedic, medical sub-specialty, surgical, etc. Our hospitalist quarterbacks help ensure positive outcomes. Of course, many factors contribute to great outcomes, including the approximately 1,200 compassionate nurses and 2,500 support folks at NCH. Communication is also essential for good outc omes. Patient-cent ered communication has a positive impact on important o utcomes, including patient satisfaction, adherence to recommended treatment and self-management of chronic illnesses. Teaching of communication skills might have received too little attention in the past compared to technical skills. Consequently, NCH is now focusing on communication skills, with an emphasis on listening to what we traditionally have done best. Michele Thoman, our chief nursing officer, and patient satisfaction expert Paul Clarke have initiated many new programs to recognize great patient care and satisfaction. Now they are leading this new initiative centered on communication. As one element, approximately 29 percent of discharged medical/surgical patients were called 24 to 48 hours after discharge to see how they were doing, if they understood their medications or if they had any other questions. Obviously, any concerns were addressed and followed up on as quickly as possible. The patients who received these phone calls (some were not available by phone and not all units were included in this initial phase) were overwhelmingly happier and more satisfied with their hospital experience at NCH. In fact, they were almost five times more likely to rate NCH a nine or 10 on a 10-point scale. All this reinforces our belief that increased patient communication makes great sense. Little things make a big difference when you are sick or recovering. Having hospitalists as inpatient quarterbacks and following up with great communication are just two examples of how NCH can better serve our community. p t allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALK Womens wellness topic of lectures at MiromarA health-focused afternoon and evening, the first in a series of quarterly wellness lectures organized by Pinwheel Presentations, is set for 2:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Miromar Design Center. Speakers include Geraldine Novy, Jean Pavese, Helen Noble, Rosemarie Schwager and Candice Kelber.Ms. Novy says the program is designed to help women understand their health, manage their weight, beautify their homes and expand their self-awareness.Cost is $40 per person and includes a soup-and-salad dinner. Attendants are asked to bring old prescription glasses or sunglasses for donation to the Naples Lions Club. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ms. Novy at 5659302 or e-mailing Physicians Regional has free seminarsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following programs at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard, 8300 Collier Blvd.: Skin Cancer: What You Should Know Presented by dermatologist Robert Tomsick at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Common Childhood Ear, Nose and Throat Ailments Presented by otolaryngologist James Hadley at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.long-term use of painkillers painkillersUF study strengthens concerns aboutPainkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs and others in their class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are linked to harmful health effects. Now a new study from the University of Florida raises the concern about potential risks to a higher degree than before, finding a doubling of deaths from heart attack, stroke and related events among people who have both hypertension and coronary artery disease and use the drugs long term. The findings, based on data from the international INVEST clinical study of hypertension therapies, are published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine. It does strengthen our practice recommendations, says lead author Dr. Anthony Bavry, an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of Medicine department of medicine. Physicians already discourage the use of NSAIDs among the elderly and after heart attacks, on the basis of several studies showing that the drugs are linked with a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. But the UF researchers, including senior author Dr. Carl Pepine, a professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of Medicine, advise patients to talk to their doctors before stopping use of prescribed treatments. Its a tricky issue, because NSAIDs are useful for relieving pain, and that is much of what we do in medicine alleviate pain and suffering, says Dr. Deepak Bhatt, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, who recently published findings that NSAIDs are linked to a higher risk of stroke. Unfortunately, most medications have some potential side effects, and its important to know what those might be. Dr. Bhatt was not involved in the UF study. Patients who have both high blood pressure and coronary artery disease are generally put on aspirin, a unique type of NSAID, to reduce their risk of a heart attack. Physicians are concerned that giving those patients other NSAIDs for pain relief could cancel aspirins beneficial effects and raise the risk of negative cardiovascular effects.The UF research team took advantage of the availability of INVEST study data from 882 chronic NSAID users and almost 22,000 intermittent or nonusers to try to settle the question. They looked at patients who reported using NSAIDs over an average of about three years, to see whether there was an increase in adverse events or cardiovascular-related death compared with patients who did not use those pain medicines long term.The risk of death from cardiovascular causes was 2.3 times higher among patients who chronically used the drugs than among other patients. NSAIDs are thought to act in a variety of ways to increase cardiovascular risk. They are thought to prevent aspirins protective anti-clotting effect by preventing the aspirin from binding properly to platelets in the blood. Some NSAIDs might also increase bleeding risk. In addition, NSAIDs raise blood pressure, thus potentially raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some NSAIDs have already been removed from the market because of concerns about an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. While randomized clinical trials are still needed to definitively show a link between NSAIDS and cardiovascular effects, the current study is only the latest in a growing body of research that strongly suggests an association. There have been enough studies now that it certainly raises suspicion, Dr. Bhatt says. The question thats still open is, is it all NSAIDs, or are some worse than others? The UF study did not compare specific NSAIDs, so more research has to be carried out to determine the level of risk that might be associated with each. The INVEST study was funded by Abbott Laboratories and the University of Florida Opportunity Fund. The National Institutes of Health also provided grant support for several of the researchers. Members of the research team have also received grant funding from, or served as consultants for, a number of pharmaceutical companies. THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA____________________________Special to Florida Weekly TO YOUR HEALTH y at 565s @pins s a lthcare w ing pron al-Collier : o u S h ou ld a to l ogist e dnes a r Medic a l School an d chief o f cardiol og y at the VA B oston Hea l t h care Sys t em, w h o recent l y pu bl ished f indings that NS AI D s ar e l in ke d to a higher risk o f s troke. Unfortu n ate ly most me d i Th ere h ave b een now that it certainly r Dr. B h att sa y s. T h e q u op en i s, is it a ll NSAI D w o r se than o th e r s ? T he UF stu dy did n c ific NSAIDs, so mor e be car ri ed out to de ter m risk that might be asso c T he INVEST stu dy Abbott Laboratories a s it y of Florida Oppor t N ational Insti t a lso prov i po rt fo r ese a be t e co SEE HEALTH, A19

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PAGE 20 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 NONPROFIT NEWS The second annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for area nonprofits will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. Reservations are being accepted now for the program that will offer creative suggestions for fundraising and relationships with donors, boards, media, community alliances, volunteers and more. Attendance is free. This years guest speakers are: Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates; Scott Robertson of Scott Robertson Auctioneers; Paul Kessen, president of Allegra of Naples; Karl Salath, director of institutional advancement at Seacrest Country Day School; Penny Moore of the Naples Daily News; and Kelly Capolino, a Naples real estate agent and the founder of the Diamond Volunteer Program.We know that economic times have hit everyone, and nonprofits are suffering still, Ms. Capolino says. We need to help them as much as we can to be successful and to keep their services up and running.For reservations or more information, e-mail Ms. Huff at Sue@esuehuff. com. Seminar will focus on new ways of thinkingHabitat for Humanity of Collier County recently received a $16,000 donation from LandQwest Commercial. Nicholas Koulohera, executive vice president of land development and construction for the nonprofit organization, says the gift will make it possible for a deserving family in Collier County to have a simple, decent and safe home to lay their heads at night. Mr. Koulohera accepted a check from LandQuests John Mounce and Rich Sommerville. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit The American Heart Association-Southwest Florida Division announces that Brian and Sonya Sawyer will serve as co-chairs of the 2013 Southwest Florida Heart Ball. The couple serves on the executive leadership team for the 2012 gala, Hearts Around the World, which will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Mrs. Sawyer is the CFO at Home-Tech, a longtime sponsor of the American Heart Association and co-Signature Sponsor of the 2011 Go Red For Women luncheon. She and her daughter, Chloe, are members of the AHA Circle of Red, a group of women who have the influence and resources to significantly impact the Southwest Florida community with the AHA mission. For more information about the Southwest Florida Heart Ball, including sponsorship and volunteer information, call Jennifer Campbell, AHA senior social events director, at 495-4911 or e-mail jen. LandQwest gives $16,000 to Habitat for HumanitySawyers sign on to chair 2013 SWF Heart Ball COURTESY PHOTOBrian and Sonya Sawyer


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Rabies vaccination is regulated by law, and almost all states now recognize a three-year cycle as mandatory for dogs, and highly recommended for cats. (Local governments may have stricter requirements, including mandatory rabies vaccinations for cats.)For pet owners who think vaccinating at three-year intervals can be a money-saver: well, yes and no. The most important part of preventive care is a regular examination by a veterinarian twice a year is recommended by many veterinarians, who dont want to diminish the value of a visit just because animals are not being vaccinated as often.In other words, whats the benefit of decreasing the risk of vaccinations if the benefits of catching other health problems early are ignored? Good preventive care that both saves money and prevents suffering and early death still requires seeing your veterinarian regularly. This remains true even if your pet doesnt have to endure a needle on most of those visits. BY DR. MARTY BECKER _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyNew guidelines make yearly shots a thing of the pastThe changes were triggered by the realization that in some pets, the negative reaction to an annual shot wasnt a day of just not feeling right. In a small but significant number of cats, the problem was more deadly: cancer. That really was the impetus for the changes, says Dr. Welborn. We were causing a life-threatening disease by vaccinating. The potential for feline sarcomas raised the level of concern.The changes were controversial at first. Serious adverse vaccine reactions were rare, and some veterinarians argued that not having a reason to bring a pet in for the examinations that went with vaccinations would lead to suffering and even death from diseases if not caught early. Others believed that the changes and the reasons behind them would lead to confusion and fear in pet owners. If pets didnt get vaccines at all, they argued, the life-saving benefits that far outweigh the risks would be lost, and pets would die of oncecommon deadly diseases few veterinarians see routinely anymore, such as canine distemper. But veterinary schools and colleges, and groups like AAHA and the American Theres one pet care routine as familiar to generations of dog and cat owners as daffodils in the spring: Yearly shots. But it may surprise many that these annual needlings are no longer necessary for most pets. The vaccinations that have prevented millions of deaths in cats, dogs and even people (in the case of rabies) are now governed by guidelines that stretch out the time between shots. Driven by a greater knowledge of potentially deadly reactions and the development of better vaccines with longer-term immunity, veterinary experts now recommend giving fewer vaccines less often, and tailoring those shots to address the most likely risks faced by the individual dog and cat. For years, vaccinations were thought to be relatively innocuous, notes my colleague Dr. Link Welborn, a Tampa, Fla., board-certified specialist in dog and cat care who has headed the American Animal Hospital Associations task force on canine vaccinations. More vaccines was thought to be better than none. But theres no medication that is not without potential for side effects. Vaccines are medications, and its important to think of them that way.PET TALES Vax Pax Regular wellness checks have taken the place of yearly veterinary visits just for shots. Pets of the Week >> Chrissy is a 4-month-old calico whose beautiful personality matches her body art.>> Elwood is a 3-monthold orange tabby whos even sweeter than marmalade. He loves to settle into a lap and purr.>> Kesha is about 1 year old. A smart and friendly Rottweiler mix, she weighs about 42 pounds and loves playing.>> Tommy is a 4-month-old fox terrier mix who weighs about 16 pounds. Hes a little shy at rst, but he likes people and cats, too.To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit


PAID ADVERTISEMENT By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now its a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at Record Highs. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If youre lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit WWW.INTERNATIONALCOINCOLLECTORS.COM What We Buy:COINS Any and all coins made before 1965, rare coins, entire collections, Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Three Cent Pieces, Two Cent Pieces, Cents, Large Cents, Half Cents and all others.JEWELRYGold Jewelry, Silver Jewelry, Gold Buillion Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose diamonds, all gem stones, scarp gold, broken jewelry etc.PLATINUMAnything made of Platinum.GOLD COINSIncluding $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5, $1, Private Gold, Gold Bars, etc.INVESTMENT GOLDKruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and Buffalos, etc.PAPER MONEYAll denominations made before 1934. Heres How It Works: WE BUY ALL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY WE ALSO BUY COSTUME JEWELRY FREEADMISSIONCONTINUES IN NAPLES EVERY DAYTUESDAY SATURDAYJULY 26TH 30THTF 9AMPM SAT 9AM-4PMHAWTHORN SUITES3557 PINE RIDGE RD. NAPLES, FL 34109DIRECTIONS: (239) 593-1300 SHOW INFO: (217) 787-7767 1893 Morgan PAID $1,800 1916 Mercury Dime PAID $2,800 1 M D P 1932 Washington Quarter PAID $250 1 W Q P Recent Finds: Also BuyingAntiques War Memorabilia Costume Jewelry Guitars PAYING CASH FOR ANYTHING STERLING SILVER Gold and Silver Coins Selling for Highest Prices in Over 30 Years Due to Weak Economy and Its Happening Right Here in Naples!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS A23 Look no further than for all of your eye care needs. exam is available to any person who does NOT have insurance to cover the cost of a complete eye exam.Bonita Springs 26831 S. Tamiami Trl.239.992.1422 Naples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd.239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2239.591.2949 A great wind is blowing, and that gives either imagination or a headache. Catherine the Great If my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it to you as often as I draw breath. Jean-Marie Vianney lumena paxte cumfi inscription on terra cotta tiles at a loculus in the Catacombs of Priscilla (Peace with you, Philomena) Wish I had a more direct connection. This party line was here when I arrived. And Im not voting in the next election if they dont do something about finding out the person who is on my party line. The KinksThe English word party has an interesting meaning history. In the 12th century, the word was used to refer to that thing which was parted, in the sense of being divided. By the 13th century, the word referred to a side in a contest. The use of the word as a referent to a specific individual arose in the 15th century. There was usually a humorous or condescending connotation in this usage. By the 16th century, party meant a gathering for a purpose. The purpose then generally became understood to be one of social intent. This is usually how we think of the word party today. So, lets party. Lets imagine. We find ourselves at a party, many parties present. What is the party; what is divided? A strange party, this one, since what seems to be divided is the very fabric of time/space. Parties have shown up from diverse parties. Immediately I notice Catherine the Great. She seems tired. She is with Count Gregory Orlov, her lover and supporter to the Russian throne. He was one of many she bedded with her lusty exploratory libido.No matter what they say, she did not die in attempted equine coitus. Did she faint in her closet, or was it in the water closet? Where did the ninth chamberlain Zakhar Zotov find her exhaling her last and falling into unconsciousness? Oh, never mind that now. The party is not over. Isnt that Jean-Marie Vianney? How did he find time to come here? He usually hears the recited sins of sinners for more than 16 hours a day. He seems tired, too. And very thin. (Not like Catherine.) I wonder if he had been dragged about by The Grappin last night. That means pitchfork, but its his nickname for youknow-who. And who is that dark guy in the corner? Oh, its Diocletian, the 51st emperor of Rome. I bet Vianney isnt happy to see him here. He is the pig who scourged, drowned, thrice shot with arrows, and finally decapitated the 13-year-old Philomena. She would not give up her vow of virginity, even to save her fathers political future. I wonder if Diocletian really wanted her that much, or if he just felt dissed. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, they say. Well, look: Its Philomena herself. She is so pretty. So sweet. She really matches her name: Daughter of Light. Wasnt Vianney really devoted to her? And what about how she lost her place on the calendar of saints? Was the vial in the catacombs really her blood and her bone? Or was it just perfume? Well, whatever, who can deny the miracles? And how did Catherine find her way here? The others all seem connected. Vianney loved Philomena who was murdered by Diocletian. And the dark guy? And who is that in the corner? Lets look more closely. Interesting fellow. Swarthy and eye-patched. Amusing. Does he think its a costume party? What a cliche costume. Maybe its Alfred Hitchcock. And if theres a cock around, that would explain Catherine. She has put on a lot of weight. Is she starting to sing? Oh, listen its our song: Im on a party line. Wonderin all the time: Whos on the other end? Is she big or is she small? Is she a she at all? Whos on my party line? The party line was here when I arrived. Im on a party line. Id like to meet the one whos always talking when Im speaking on my party line. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.MUSINGS Rx Party Line


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 28-AUG. 3, 2011Good morning!Breakfast at Costco, and more good-for-business gatherings. B10-11 INSIDEAsk the FoolIs this a good time to buy stocks? B6 On the marketSee whos making news on the local real estate scene. B13 Growing, growing Yes, Larry Norris is well aware that we have been hit with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. And, yes, he knows the conventional wisdom holds that in tough times you either sit tight or cut back and then see how things play out. But Mr. Norris, owner of Norris Home Furnishings (with existing operations in Fort Myers and Sanibel), did not achieve success in a variety of careers and fields by clinging to the conventional wisdom. In the midst of chaos, he observes, there is always opportunity. The opportunity Mr. Norris sees during these chaotic times is neither retrenchment nor sitting tight. It is expansion. And hes literally putting his money where his mouth is. Mr. Norris is opening a third store with more than 45,000 square feet in Naples. He says a soft opening of the store is planned for next month.Businesses expand amid slowdownEverybody is doomsday, it seems. But there is a lot going on here. (Southwest Florida) is where we are targeting. We believe in this area. Were here for the long haul. Tom Trieloff, general manager of FF Systems Inc. BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYLarry and Renee Norris of Norris Home Furnishings, a Lee County company expanding to NaplesSEE GROWING, B8 U.S. Customs and Border Protection cleared 183 aircraft through the new customs facility at Naples Municipal Airport during its first four months of operation. Many of the aircraft were corporate planes based at the airport, and all but six of the flights were headed to Naples, rather than other destinations. The facility was designed to save time and fuel for local pilots returning from overseas trips; they can fly directly into Naples, avoiding an extra stop and a possible wait at busier customs facilities. Weve seen a higher number of flights originating from Canada than we expected, but most flights are coming from the Caribbean, says Ryan Frost, director of airport operations. Pilot Matt Simpson, a principal with Flight Management Service, is based at the airport. His company manages aircraft for private owners, and he serves as a local representative for the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team. Any time you can avoid a stop, its significant, not only saving time and fuel and reducing emissions, but also increasing safety, Mr. Simpson says. Theres no need to integrate another takeoff and landing into airport traffic or to add to operations at other airports. He has used the Naples customs facility for nearly two dozen flights from Customs service off the ground at Naples airportSEE AIRPORT, B8 COURTESY PHOTOThe U.S. customs office at the Naples Municipal Airport SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


Specializing in Marital, Family & Appellate LawPROFESSIONAL COUNSEL... PERSONAL APPROACHLuis E. Insignaresfor his selection as one of theFlorida Legal Elite 2011CONGRATULATIONS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGPrepare for meetings with your investment adviserEnvision this: You are going to have an annual meeting with your sole adviser. (I dont advise that you have only one adviser, but its commonly the case.) Your objective is to find out if your portfolios goals were met and to obtain an accounting of your assets. The advisers objective is to communicate the status of your portfolio and, of course, to keep your account. You ask for an annual recap in preparation of the meeting. What you get is either simple and comprehensible or a laboriously confusing, dizzying array of performance comparisons. You graciously decline the latter and ask for the manager to expeditiously send you a two-page report. Next step: You study this report. You might even take it to another professional to have it reviewed. But you do your best to understand what has happened in your portfolio such that you, even you, could give a short explanation. It is much better if clients are familiar with the various markets: U.S. bonds and equities, alternative assets, international equities and assets. Those who are aware of the financial landscape can enter that meeting with their adviser with a framework already in their heads; they wont be easily derailed, and they can have a productive conversation. Not everyone is comfortable entering these kinds of meetings; some are aware that they dont know a lot and really dont want to show their lack of intelligence or financial sophistication. Maybe they are very wealthy and dont want to show that they are relatively ignorant financially. Maybe they have much less and feel that they are a bother to the adviser. The truth is that it is the advisers job to simplify things so that the client understands, and to make the client feel comfortable enough to ask any and all questions he or she may have. The nature of the beast is that financial markets are or can be very complicated. But akin to a trial lawyer who must break down a complicated set of facts, theories or medical observations into a simplistic statement on which a jury can vote, so too the adviser should be able to do so. If you dont think you can handle the meeting by yourself, then take someone you trust to participate in the discussion. I know many a lawyer and doctor who have asked a third party to join them to help frame the discussion or be another set of ears or eyes. And why not? Men get multiple opinions on their golf swing, and some women will spend more time on a weekly clothes shopping-spree than they will spend in an annual meeting with their adviser. Your meeting might start with going back to the basics: the A-B-Cs of your portfolios strategy, allocation and submanager(s) selection. A: Does the strategy make sense or have the markets so radically changed that the strategies are not viable? Have your personal needs and goals changed such that the strategy needs to change? B: Disregarding your current years performance (which might be incredibly great or incredibly poor in certain asset classes), affirm or recast your portfolio allocation. Active allocators are constantly predicting what asset classes will outperform and over allocate in those areas; they seem to be in a horse race, jumping from horse to horse to ultimately cross the finish line first. Thats incredibly exciting if it can be done and if it doesnt drive you nuts in the process. The passive allocator assumes that they do not know what markets will do and they pretty much stay with their allocation. A relevant question is whether to rebalance a portfolio if an asset class has greatly outperformed. This is situation-specific. Asset classes generally revert to the mean meaning that although you are possibly enjoying great gains in an asset class, you need to understand that the asset class could and will likely revert to its long-term average rate of return and, in fact, might underperform for a period of time as part of the reversion process. Certain alternative asset classes hugely outperformed in 2008 (short equities, for example); these asset classes might have underperformed in 2009 and 2010, but that does not mean they are to be tossed from your portfolio. What constitutes a well-diversified portfolio does not change with each years asset class performance. Now for C: You are at the point in the meeting where you understand the markets, your strategies and your allocations; now you must understand now your managers performance is to be measured. Here you can look at comparable measures, as long as the asset class has comparable indices. Virtually every manager has an off year; jumping ship might bring you to another manager with the same challenges. Be sure to measure hedge funds against hedge funds; measure private equity against private equity; measure small cap against small cap; measure corporate bonds against corporate bonds. Otherwise, you are comparing apples to oranges to bananas, and we all know that doesnt work. If you have only one adviser, you are hearing only one perspective on the markets. And even if you have only one adviser, you should make it your business to meet new advisers from time to time. Its a good idea simply to find out what the competition is doing and what things they might recommend doing differently with your portfolio. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA


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GED FUT U U U U U U U R R R R R R ES Jeannette Showalter, CFA & LICENSED COMMODITIES BROKER ON THE MOVE Banking & Finance Kristina Rodriguez has joined the Naples office of Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as a client associate. She will provide operational support and research in the resolution of client inquiries and will help build and maintain client relationships. Betsy Vincent has been named managing executive at FineMark Bank & Trust in Moorings Park. She most recently was branch manager and vice president of Synovus Bank in Bonita Springs, and prior to that spent six years at Colonial Bank in Bonita Springs. 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 Center 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. Robert Atkinson, vice president of investor and community relations for Chicos FAS Inc., has been appointed treasurer of the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Judith Hushon; Frank Perrucci, president of the Marine Industries Association of Collier County; and Claudine Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing at Stock Development, have been appointed to the board of directors for the Friends of Rookery Bay. Officers for the coming year are Bruce Robertson, president; Harold Skip Lee, treasurer; and Robert Davy, secretary. David Gordley is serving as chairman of the organizations signature event, Batfish Bash for the Bay.New officers for the United Arts Council of Collier County are: Mark Klym, an attorney with Hahn Loeser, president; Bob Saltarelli, PNC, president-elect; and Felix Mehler, attorney with Cohen & Grisby, treasurer. Returning as secretary is Susan Aviation Sheila Etelamaki has joined the Naples Airport Authority as director of finance and administration, responsible for the budget, accounting, risk management and general administrative functions for the 60 employees at Naples Municipal Airport. Ms. Etelamaki previously was controller for the Naples Children & Education Foundation and Naples Winter Wine Festival. She also served as CFO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and spent more than 20 years with Northern Michigan University in Marquette, leaving there as associate vice president. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Etelamaki fills the NAA position formerly held by Sheila Dugan, who was promoted earlier this year and now serves as deputy executive director of the authority.Mainwaring. Mally Khorasantchi is immediate past president. Lisa Barnett Van Dien, an attorney with Cheffy Passidomo P.A., has been named chair of the 2011 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County Advisoroy Board for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. John English, vice president/principal of WilsonMiller Stantec, is vice chair. Other members selected to this years board are: Wilma Boyd, president/CEO of Preferred Travel of Naples; Carleton Case, vice president, business development of Brown & Brown Benefits; Clay Cone president of Cone Communications Company; Kristin Conroy, an attorney with Conroy, Conroy & Durrant; Carl Howes, vice president/controller of Pachira Company; Paul Jones of Dr. Paul Jones, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.; Craig Sherman, executive vice president of EverBank; Katie Sproul, vice president of real estate for Barron Collier Companies; Martin Wasmer, CEO of Wasmer Schroeder & Company Inc.; and Len Zaiser IV, senior vice president and general manager of Structure Medical LLC. Health Care Michele Thoman, RN, chief nursing officer at NCH Healthcare System and administrator at NCH-North Naples, recently graduated from the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives, an intensive three-week program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylv ania. Ms. Thoman was one of 33 senior nurse executives from around the world selected to participate in the program. Wanda Mims has been named director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, which serves Florida veterans at facilities from Naples to St. Petersburg. Ms. Mims joined the Department of Veterans Affairs more than 14 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions at VA medical centers in Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia. Since 2009 she has been director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her transfer to Bay Pines is expected later this year. Higher Education Joseph Simmons has been named eminent scholar to fill the Florida Gulf Coast University Backe Chair in Renewable Energy and will join the university during the fall 2011 semester. Dr. Simmons currently heads the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy at the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Catholic University of America, a masters from John Carroll University and a bachelors from the University of Maryland. His has served as a research physicist for NASA at the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and as senior physicist for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. Leadership Bonita Members of the 13th annual Leadership Bonita class are: Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News; Patti Dennis, Southwest Florida College; Tiffany Esposito, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce; Laura Fagan, Fagan Capital; Jackie Genson, CH2M Hill/city of Bonita Springs; Chris Griffith, Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon/Downing Frye Realty Inc.; Sgt. Matt Herterick, Lee County Sheriffs Office; Marjorie Kasell-Johnson, Vi at Bentley Village; Trish Luzzi, The NewsPress; Karen Monzone, NCH Healthcare System; Richard Riley, FineMark Bank; Bob Rosier, Rosier Insurance; Joe De Simone, Canine Command; Gerard Sola, US MetroTel; Kerri Sparks, St. Matthews House; Matt Stepan, Premiere Properties; Lora Taylor, city of Bonita Springs; and Cheryl Willett, Willett Business Management. Media Stephanie Blue, a.k.a. Kennedy, has joined Beasley Broadcast SW Florida on the staff at New Rock 99X/WJBX 99.3-FM as an on-air personality and as production director. She previously worked on air and in production at WZPW-FM in Peoria, Ill.Linda Donnelly has been named publisher of Naples-based Home & Design magazine. Ms. Donnelly and her family have relocated to Southwest Florida from Greenwich, Conn., where she and her husband, Richard, launched and published The Modern Estate.Rebecca Sawyer has joined Naples Guide as a sales strategist for print and website sales. Nonpro t Organizations Colin Downey has been named regional communications director for the American Red Cross-Floridas Southern Gulf Coast Region. He previously was head of communications for the Lee County chapter of the American Red Cross. The Lee and Collier chapters have been transitioning to a regional chapter during the past year. Mr. Downey joined the American Red Cross in 2007 and serves on the national Red Cross Advanced Public Affairs Team. DOWNEY DONNELLY SAWYER VAN DIEN THOMAN MIMS ENGLISH WARNKEN ATKINSON KLYM ETELAMAKI

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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Europe, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and says several Canadian operators have started using Naples Municipal Airport rather than Southwest Florida International. Pilots are not the only ones visiting the facility. There have been more foot traffic and phone calls than anticipated, Mr. Frost reports. People seem happy to have a local source of customs information and services. The customs facility opened Dec. 30, 2010, and is staffed from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Pilots pay for the service; fees range from $50 to $400, based on the size of the aircraft. The Naples Airport Authority covers remaining costs with airport operating revenue. The 4,142-square-foot customs facility building is on Tower Drive directly east of the air traffic control tower. It has a passenger waiting area, offices, an interview room, a search-hold area and locker room. Naples Municipal Airport is home to flight schools and air charter operators, corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs aviation unit. All funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 86,000 takeoffs and landings. For more information, visit www. AIRPORTFrom page 1 The audacious Mr. Norris is not alone in his audacity. Across Southwest Florida, businesses are expanding and addingon, staring down the economic fear that grips many and paralyzes a few. The variety of businesses undergoing growth in the face of this howling recession runs the gamut, and at first blush, it is difficult to detect a trend regarding who is expanding and who is not. Heres a sampling: Theres the popular 3 Fishermen restaurant in Fort Myers, which expanded to North Fort Myers earlier this year. There is the elegant Spago Day Spa Salon and Medispa that has moved into sumptuous news digs at the Sunloft Center in Punta Gorda. There is Royal Shell Real Estate (already in Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Cape Coral), a high-end firm that early this year expanded into Naples by opening there what it calls its most state-of-theart office. Not all of the growth is generated locally. FF Systems Inc. has opened a 13,500square-foot production facility in Fort Myers. FF is an international firm headquartered in Germany that manufactures access panels (think very small doors). The Fort Myers facility is the companys initial foray into the American market. If there is a trend to be detected, it probably is in the field of health care. Physician groups are burgeoning and clinics are popping up. Even in difficult times, people still get sick and fall victim to injury. In the case of Mr. Norris, however, his aggressive pursuit of expansion actually seems to directly fly in the face of extremely tough conditions. The local furniture industry was rocked recently by the closure of the venerable Robb & Stucky, which had long been one of Southwest Floridas premier businesses of any kind. That was a sad situation, Mr. Norris says of the closing. (Robb & Stucky) had set the bar very high for everyone, and they had some really, really good people working for them. Weve already hired some of them. Mr. Norris says he will have 25 employees at his Naples store. His Fort Myers and Sanibel operations employ about 40 people. Although Mr. Norris says his business never was intended to be a strict head-tohead competitor with Robb & Stucky, he logically notes that he hopes to pick up a fair number of that firms former clients. Mr. Norris had opened a furniture business in Fort Myers in 1983 and kept it until 1998. He sold the business and embarked on what he thought would be some sort of retirement. His retirement proved busier than most peoples prime working years. He and his wife Renee jumped headlong into real estate developing, charitable work and other ventures. Mr. Norriss old furniture business went belly-up under its new owners, and that prompted him to start a new venture Norris Home Furnishings in 2010. Although it wasnt mine any longer, it broke my heart when that (original) business failed, he says. That sense of loss was one of the factors that piqued Mr. Norriss interest in forming his new furniture company. And for all of his varied career involvements (he also spent seven years in the Air Force), he says furniture is probably his first love. I like to say that we are a new company with a rich tradition, he says. Does expansion in a down economy give him any pause at all? Not really, he says. There are different kinds of business people. Some are very conservative; Im a risk-taker. The economy did give John Browning, owner of the 3 Fishermen restaurant in Fort Myers, a moment of contemplation before he finally took the plunge into the waters of expansion. In addition to the recession, Mr. Browning also had to figure in a scare that emerged and then dissipated about the safety of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico following last years BP oil spill. Mr. Browning says the scare seemed to resonate more with visitors than with locals, but it was definitely a factor that he considered. In the end, it was the location of his new North Fort Myers restaurant at the Best Western along the banks of the Caloosahatchee that tipped the scales. (The restaurant formerly was a Pinchers Crab Shack.) My gosh, (location) was everything, he says. I took a look across the water at Fort Myers one night. Who knew Fort Myers could look so good from this angle? The 170-seat restaurant (which has between 30 and 60 employees, depending on the season) debuted earlier this year, and without advertising or promotion was packed each evening. We opened the doors, and it was more than we could handle, Mr. Browning recalls. Ironically, the ravaged Southwest Florida economy may have played a part in actually luring a business to the area. FF Systems Inc., the German firm, wanted to locate somewhere in the United States that would give it access to a highly-skilled work force familiar with the building industry. Since so many Southwest Florida construction workers and contractors had lost their jobs during the recession, FF figured this areas supply of quality talent would be abundant. We were right, says Tom Trieloff, general manager of the Fort Myers facility and of U.S. operations as well. This is FFs first stab at the market in the United States, says Mr. Trieloff. Were all about creating jobs here in the United States, Mr. Trieloff. So many people are in a rush to take their plants and locate them overseas. I think its kind of nice that we are interested in locating here in the United States and staying here. The million-dollar question, as Mr. Trieloff puts it, involves what exactly FF does. I have contractors come up to me at trade shows and want to know what an access panel is, he says with a laugh. As it turns out, the answer is both simple and far flung. It is a small door that allows you to access anything you want to access, he explains. And when he says anything, he means it. FF can build and design access panels for electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, pumps and even, as it did recently, for a wall safe. Those are just a few examples. The list of access panels FF could conceivably design and build, Mr. Trieloff says, is limited only by ones imagination. Currently, the Fort Myers plant (located in the Billy Creek Commerce Center) employs five people. Down the road, Mr. Trieloff wants to see that number jump to 50. Everybody is doomsday, it seems, says Mr. Trieloff. But there is a lot going on here. (Southwest Florida) is where we are targeting. We believe in this area. Were here for the long haul. Although the work is highly technical and requires skilled people, Mr. Trieloff says the companys mission is relatively straightforward. Our goal is this, he says. You think of something you need access to, and we will design and build a panel to give you that access. Thats it. Health care seems to have slowed little if any during the downturn. In addition to the basic component of its services, health care businesses are in constant and growing demand because of the older nature of Southwest Floridas population. The Millennium Physician Group, based in Port Charlotte, opened new offices in June in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The new offices meant the addition of nine physicians and assistants to Millenniums Lee County commitment. Millennium operates in South Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Millennium continues to grow in Southwest Florida, says Geurt Peet, the groups CEO. In many ways, Millenniums growth locally also reflects national trends, says Brandy Church, who handles marketing and communications for the group. The expansion is in line with how health care is changing everywhere, says Ms. Church, although she acknowledges that Southwest Floridas large population of seniors and Medicare recipients places special needs on the health care requirements of the area. Larger groupings of physicians are becoming more prevalent because the realities of contemporary medicine make it difficult for a sole practitioner or even just a few doctors to maintain a practice. Reams of paperwork and increasing stacks of regulations simply overwhelm very small groups. The requirement that you must have electronic medical records is very expensive and almost impossible for one doctor and his staff to do, she says, by way of example. Advanced Orthopedics in Port Charlotte last spring opened a clinic dedicated to spinal treatment. While the opening coincided with the economic downturn, plans for the clinic had been laid much earlier, according to Lisa Kitchener, marketing coordinator for AO. Even when the economy was at its lowest ebb, there was never a question about whether to proceed with the project, says Mrs. Kitchener. It is the only dedicated spinal clinic in the area, she points out. No matter what the state of the economy, people still have health needs. She says health-care entities have obligations that often transcend every other consideration. Among these, she adds, is meeting the needs of the communities they serve. As a result, she says AO stayed the course with the spine center. Mrs. Kitchener advises not only AO but other clients on marketing matters. She says she tells clients that businesses that stay aggressive and active during the worst of times usually fare better than those that take what migth, initially, seem like a safer course. Businesses that pull back during a recession have to do twice as much work when the recession ends, she says. Larry Norris says fear can lead to a paralysis that ultimately can stop a busines s dead in its tr acks. When the economy is tough, you do have to work harder to make sales, he notes. With furniture, that may mean people who in the past were interested in furnishing their whole house at once may now do it room by room. It just requires a little patience. GROWINGFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOTom Trieloff and Chuck Kreitner of FF Systems, a German company that recently opened a facility in Fort Myers


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 BUSINESS B9 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 Email : 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals O er Good thru 08/31/11 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS!! QUALITT RVICE Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.333.2135Collier tourist numbers up from June to JuneThe Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureaus preliminary June report shows increased visitation from all of the areas key feeder markets in June 2011 over June 2010. Canada showed the most growth, with a 27 percent increase, followed by the Northeast (15.5 percent) and Europe (14.8 percent). Total visitation in June this year was up 9.9 percent over June a year ago. It was the fifth straight month of year-over-year increases, according to the CVB. In addition, direct spending by 115,800 visitors in June totaled $60,304,000, an 11.1 percent increase over the previous June. Our spring/summer destination marketing campaign has proven to be very effective this year, says Jack Wert, executive director of the CVB. Our business is up double digits this summer from both international and domestic travelers, and our visitation from Floridians is booming, says Cathy Christopher, director of sales and marketing at the Inn on Fifth. The industrys leading activity indicator, the three-month forward-looking reservation gauge, projects strong numbers should continue for the remainder of the summer season. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOThe East Naples Merchants Association recently donated new sneakers to Laces of Love for distribution to deserving children in East Naples. Shown here are association officers Jack Marsh, Natalie Anguilano, Shirley Calhoun and Garry Fleisch. The new association has 54 members and welcomes prospective members to call Ms. Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 6433600. For more information about the association, visit Webinar will teach managers how to handle tough employeesManaging Difficult Employees, the first in a series of professional development webinars presented by the Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Continuing Education and the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government, will take place from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Participants will learn to identify common problem behaviors of difficult employees and how to help to correct those that are unacceptable. For cases in which the employee chooses not to change those behaviors, participants will learn how to use progressive discipline policies and procedures that can lead to terminating that employee if necessary. Early registration through July 31 is $59 per person; after Aug. 1, registration is $79. Sign up at Invest in the future via SCORE programSCORE Naples new Education Alliance program gives local businesses and corporate foundations an opportunity to contribute to and benefit from an umbrella program with local high schools, colleges, universities and adult learning organizations. Its objective is to keep local talent here by fostering entrepreneurship and providing financial assistance to deserving students. The elements are a sustainable scholarship, an intern program for college juniors and seniors and career advisory services for adult students all utilizing 60 of SCORE Naples experienced counselors. Businesses that become sponsor donors and educational partners can make taxdeductible contributions and gain philanthropic credits as well as promotional benefits. For more information, contact Vincent Izzi at 404-4415 or vinizzi45@, or the SCORE office at 4300081 or Business can apply for Blue Chip AwardThe 17th Annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award coordinated and sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success. Applications are being accepted from for-profit businesses in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that have been in business for at least three years and that employ between five and 400 people. The application deadline is Sept. 15. The award will be presented during a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 3, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. To receive an application form, contact Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ A receptIion for Drug Free Collier at Iberia Bank 1. Irene Taliseskey and David Gordley 2. Morgan Rogers, Ashely Hill and Chris Cheek 3. Christine Holmes, Shawn McGrail, Anne Frazier, Scott Salley, Frank Nappo, Maribel DeArmas, Rey Pezeshkan and Marta Coburn 4. Yvette Saco, Indira Maharaj and Mark Hindley 1 2 4 3MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 BUSINESS B11 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Breakfast and networking at Costco with WAY-FM 1. Wendy Knaggs, Kristen Pell and David Longfield-Smith 2. Bob DiPesa and Vincent Wade 3. Kristen Pell 4. David Longfield-Smith 5. David Ciganek, Jeanie Taylor and James Giles 6. Katie Betz, Kelly Capolino and Mona Johns 7. Nardi Pantaleon and Leo Patino 8. Dan Sullivan and Gaby Heard 9. Carol Heitz and Jeri Kiersted 10. Lisa Vinciguerra and Mike Sealie 11. Jeff Jerome and Dennis Goodman 12. Heath Rozin and Richard Muller 1 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 11 2 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 10 12


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Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREAFURNISHED RESIDENCES Pelican Marsh/Clermont ...................$1,500 NW lake views, 3BR/2BAs Pelican Bay/Avalon .............................$1,500 Great lake views, 2BR/2BAs Harbour Cove Club ............................$1,600 Across the street from beach, 2BR/2BAs Park Shore/Terraces ...........................$2,700 40 terraces overlooking Gulf, 2BR/2BAs Park Shore/Horizon House ...............$3,000 Spectacular gulf views, 2den/2BAs Park Shore/Park Plaza ........................$4,000 Spectacular beach views, 2BR/2.5BAs Pelican Bay/Grosvenor .......................$4,500 PH with private beach tram, 2+BR/3BAs Royal Harbor .......................................$8,500 Many upgrades w/ boat dock, 4+den/5BAs UNFURNISHED RESIDENCES Carlton Lakes........................................$1,155 Centrally located, 2BR/2BA Old Naples/Pierre Club ......................$1,800 Close to 3rd Avenue, 2BR/2BA Park Shore/Vistas ...............................$2,200 Close to shopping, 2BR/2BAs Old Naples/Bayfront...........................$2,500 Walk to 5th Avenue, 3BR/2BA Pelican Bay ........................................... $6,500 Courtyard pool home, with a Cabana Port Royal ............................................$9,500 Wide views over bay, 4BR/3BAs BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA ANNUAL RESIDENCES Matera at Vasari Country Club ........$1,250 Over 1600 sq. under air, 2BR/2BAs Palmira/San Remo ..............................$1,500 4BR/3BAs Palmetto Ridge/ Shadow Wood........$1,500 Golf course views, 3BR/2BAs Cedar Creek .........................................$1,500 Tastefully decorated, 2+den/2BAs Palmira Country Club ........................$1,750 Private pool, 2+den/2BAsMcGarvey Custom Homes expects to complete its Cadera villa model in the La Caille neighborhood at Quail West by mid-August. The three-bedroomplus-den, 3-bath home has nearly 2,800 square feet under air, much of which enjoys the golf course and water views that are the hallmark of La Caille. The model interior has been designed by Faith Fix, ASID, of Freestyle Interiors. The Cadera is one of six single-family floor plans in La Caille. Six villa residents are under construction, and only nine home sites remain of the 22 in the neighborhood. Prices are from $905,000 to $1.425 million. The fully furnished Cadera model is priced at $1,109,388; base price of the Cadera floor plan is $905,000. Two other fully furnished villa models are open now in La Caille: The Cipriani, with nearly 3,000 square feet under air and interior by Edgar and Tiffany West of East Indies Home & Patio; and the Domani, a two-story residence with 3,400 square feet under air and interior design by Kelli Sultan, ASID, of KVS Interior Design. The above model homes and the Quail West Sales Center are open daily. For more information, call 592-1010 or visit SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYVilla model nearing completion in La Caille at Quail West COURTESY PHOTOSThe Cadera by McGarvey Custom Homes in the La Caille neighborhood at Quail WestBarron Collier Comp anies and T he Lutgert Companies announce the addition of a new partner in the Mercato project. Madison Marquette, a national retail and mixed-use property developer, operator and investor, will round out the retail leasing of the North Naples complex. Madison Marquette also has interests in the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers and Hyde Park Village in Tampa, as well as numerous projects on Floridas east coast. Mercato also has two new additions to its office tenants. Cohen and Grigsby, a law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and offices in Bonita Springs, has signed a lease for 15,000 square feet. And the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt has leased 5,000 square feet of office space. The two bring Mercatos occupancy to 80 percent, according to Katie Sproul, president of Barron Collier Companies. For more information about Mercato, call 594-9400 or visit A franchise of the home-staging comp an y Showhomes has opened in Naples. The firm helps homeowners sell vacant houses faster and closer to the listing price by adding a life-like appeal with live-in home managers and various staging services. The company has attracted national media attention for its unique staging model: Showhomes recruits and trains live-in home managers to help stage and maintain the home while it is on the market for sale. JoAnne Gaylord, a member of the Real Estate Staging Association who has 17 years of interior design experience, is the owner of Showhomes Naples, which opened July 1. During the past six years, Showhomes has grown to 75 franchises operating in 24 states. We are excited for Showhomes to continue its growth in Florida, says COO Matt Kelton. The Southwest Florida market is flooded with vacant houses, and Showhomes Naples is here to help. Madison Marquette joins the Mercato in partnershipHome-staging company opens franchise in NaplesREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA G UIDE TO THE NAPL E S R E AL E STAT E I N DU STR Y B13WEEK OF JULY 28-AUG. 3, 2011SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Erika Kemp has been named broker and vice president of Grey Oaks Realty. Ms. Kemp has been with the company for 17 years and will take over her new position upon the retirement of Connie Dickinson, effective Aug. 31. Chris Adkins was named salesperson of the month for June at Manchester Square in Naples. A longtime Naples resident, Mr. Adkins has more than 22 years of experience in the Southwest Florida real estate market. Mike Taranto was the top listing producer and top sales producer for the month of June in the Naples office of Royal Shell Real Estate. Lisa Baldwin has been named Designer of Distinction for August at Miromar Design Center. The president of Naples-based Baldwin Interiors, Ms. Baldwin has a modern aesthetic, but counts many traditionalists among her clientele. The bulk of her work is designing seasonal homes in Southwest Florida, as well as summer homes in the North. David Bower, Jaime Lynne Downey and Alysia Shivers have joined the sales staff at John R. Wood Realtors. Mr. Bower and Ms. Downey are in the firms central office; Ms. Shivers is in the uptown office. All are members of NABOR. Ms. Shivers also belongs to the Womens Council of Realtors, Bonita-Estero chapter. Laura Davidson, Riley Duncan, Brandon Keene and Bob Pisa have joined the sales staff at Downing-Frye Realty. N E WSMA KERS KEMP ADKINS TARANTO BALDWIN SEE NEWSMAKERS, B16






NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC.550 5th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102 FLORIDAMOVES.COM CLARIDGE IN PELICAN BAY$1,160,000 Panoramic views of Gulf & golf course from this upda ted 3BR/3BA condo on the 21st oor. The Claridge oers a ca sual but elegant lifestyle with pool/spa, guest rooms, library & more. Steps to tram to private beach pavilion plus all the fabulous Pelican Bay amenies. Larry Bresnahan 239 DELASOL $625,000 Custom designed 5BR/4BA home with 3 car g arage. The kitchen is a gourmet de light with stainless appliances & granite counters. Formal living & dining room with wood oors. Oversized pool with spa & waterfall, a must see home. Carole DiCupero 239 GULFSIDE IN PARK SHORE$449,000 Enjoy the beachfront lifestyle in this 1st oor, 2BR/2B A condo. It has been im maculately maintained & has had some upgrades. Gulfside oers a community pool, exercise room & more. Close to The Village on Venean Bay for upscale dining & shopping. Turnkey furnished. Garry Moore 239 PALM RIVER $469,900 Tranquil lake views, elegant and charm ing, custom 3BR/3BA pool home. Gour met kitchen, custom woodwork, replace, wood oors, large master suite and more. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, beaches and medical facili es. Carole DiCupero 239 THE QUARRY $400,000 Located in The Quarry, this impeccably maint ained 5BR 3 1/2BA SF home fea tures granite counters, upgraded cabi nets, diagonal le & a large 1st oor master suite with walk in closets & mas ter bath. Barry Brown 239 DEL MAR CLUB $349,000 Across from the Gulf & Lowdermilk Park! Close t o downtown! Charming 2BR/2BA 1st oor corner unit overlook ing pool & lush landscaping. Tile oors, plantaon shuers, new a/c & appli ances. Small, well maintained complex with onsite manager. Carole DiCupero 239 HIGH POINT COUNTRY CLUB$117,000 Well maintained 2BR/2BA condo on the 1st oor ov erlooking 9 hole golf course. 55+ Building is just north of clubhouse. Amenies include golf, clubhouse, ten nis, pools, dining & more. Minutes from Olde Naples & a mile from the beach. 1 year home warranty. Garry Moore 239 GLEN EAGLE $175,900 Prey lake view from 2BR+den/2BA 2nd oor condo in Sar atoga Colony. Golf membership included! Turnkey fur nished with a number of upgrades in cluding ling, counter backsplash, new a/c, washer, dryer & more. Conveniently located near pool and tennis court. Garry Moore 239 FurnishedAll four are members of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Kelli Smith and Kelli Interior Design Studio have been awarded a model merchandising contract for Residence 609 at Aqua at Pelican Isle in North Naples. The three-bedroom, 3-bath condominium encompasses a total of 4,173 square feet. Completion of the model is targeted for August. Mary Zentner was named salesperson of the month for June at Tiburn in Naples. Ms. Zentner has sold new homes in various WCI Communities during the past 12 years and rejoins the Tiburn sales team from her most recent position with Prudential Florida Realty in Naples. A University of Florida graduate, she has been a licensed real estate professional since 1986. John Nary has joined the staff at Luxury Home Solutions as a remodeling specialist. He is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. John Adams was the sales leader and Christopher Braun the listings leaders for June in the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty. In the firms Bonita Springs office, Ed Gongola was the sales leader and Melinda Sullivan was the listings leader for the same period. Jeanette Batten and Debbie Zvibleman of John R. Wood Realtors have earned the Performance Management Network designation from the Womens Council of Realtors. Chip Cantor has joined the sales team at WEICHERT, Realtors-On the Gulf. Mr. Cantor earned a bachelors degree and a masters in business in his native Romania before moving to the United States 10 years ago. He is an eight-year resident of Naples and a member of NABOR as well as the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Bob Pollak has joined the Naples office of DowningFrye Realty as a sales associate. He moved to Florida in 1996 from Pittsburg, where he was a senior vice president of Mellon Bank. Mr. Pollak has worked in real estate in Naples for nine years. He is a member of NABOR and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. The following agents have joined Florida Home Realty: Stefaan Bultink, Dawn Colston, Anton Gombac, Henry Gonzalez, Pam Lee and Anthony Schrenkel. VIP Realty Group recognizes the following agents who have reached various sales levels: Presidents Club Zach Fisher and Christel Johnson; Executive Club Harley Conrad, Sheree Goldenbaum, Casey Merriam and Harry Stone; Champions Club Liz Ellis, Barry Kotek, Michelle Ross and Connie Thomas. NEWSMAKERSFrom page 13NEWLY REDESIGNED COURTESY PHOTOThe Lutgert Companies has redesigned the welcome center and sales office at its Linville Ridge property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The Atlanta design firm of Stan Topol & Associates worked on the project under the direction of Scott Lutgert, CEO of the Naples-based Lutgert Companies. The Linville Ridge golf course is the highest elevation golf course east of the Mississippi River. Residential options in the community include estate homes, town homes, cottages and homesites. ZENTNER NARY BULTINK GONZALEZ LEE FISHER COLSTON


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Sally Masters P.A. 239 Just Reduced!RECENT TRANSACTIONS AV Media Inc. has leased 3,000 squar e feet of industrial space at 3899 Mannix Drive, Units 403 and 404, from Mark Dorigan. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Chase Hu ynh has leased 1,030 square f eet of retail space at 800 Fifth Ave. S. from Westbury International Corp. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. C omputers Plus of Southwest Florida Inc. has leased 1,300 square feet of office space at the Shops at Hidden Lakes, 28811 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, Bonita Springs, from Griffin Bonita Springs Properties LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant, and Nick Paulus of Invest Realty represented the landlord. D2K Hu ynh LLC has purchased thr ee medical condo units totaling 6,122 square feet within the Goodlette Professional Center, Goodlette-Frank Road N., for $887,690. George Atkinson and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis represented the buyer, and Robert Morgan of Colonial Square Realty represented the seller. Direct Care Home Health Inc. has leased 1 ,350 square feet of office space in High Point Professional Center at 3435 10th St. N., Unit 302, from Dean and Kimberly Bos. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Ferrelli LLC, a Florida limited liabilit y company, has purchased 10,680 square feet of industrial space at 6266 Taylor Road from Stonegate Bank for $535,000. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Glamour-P us s International LLC has leased 991 square feet of retail space at the Shoppes at Naples Bay Resort, 1444 Fifth Ave. S., from NBR Shoppes LLC. Bill Young and Mike Concilla of CB Richard Ellis brokered the transaction. Gulf Shor e Apothecar y LLC has leased 2,814 square feet of office space at 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Suite 100, from from Charleston Square of Naples LLC. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. H ousing Development Corp. of S W Florida Inc. has leased 3,132 square feet of office space at 3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 110, from the South Florida Growers Association. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. LF G Holdings LLC has purchased an of fice condominium at 2235 Venetian Court, Suite 5, for $622,500 from US Acquisition Property. Richard Clarke, Chuck Smith and Carlos Acosta of Grubb & Ellis | 1st Commercial negotiated the transaction. N eil Heuer has leased 6,000 square f eet of industrial office/warehouse space at 2385 Trade Center Way from 2385 Trade Center Way LLC. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. P AC Investors Inc. has purchased the 7 8-unit Laurel Ridge Apartment Homes at 5543 Laurel Ridge Lane for $3,320,000 from Cypress Point Limited Partnership. Jonathan Richards and Thomas Fischer of CB Richard Ellis brokered the transaction. Shamrock Bank of Florida has leased 3 ,000 square feet of office space in Northpark Centre, 9955 Tamiami Trail N., Units 3 and 4, from Patton Avenue Holdings LLC. Craig Timmins of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. TIP Capital has leased 273 square f eet of retail space at Dockside Board Walk, 1100 Sixth Ave., Suite 229, from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis brokered the transaction. The Lee Building Industry Association will host the Lee BIA Market Trends Regional Forecast from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Fort Myers campus of Hodges University. All industry professionals are welcome. A comprehensive presentation, Market Trends will cover topics and issues specific to new home and residential development in Lee and Collier counties, including local market and socioeconomic indicators, changes in the financial and lending markets, new home building trends and strategies from market leaders. Updates will also be provided on new residential developments scheduled to break ground later this year. The program will be presented by Randy Thibaut and Doug Meschko of Land Solutions, a full-service real estate brokerage that offers consulting, market research, zoning and permitting, asset management and disposition services for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, land and investment properties. As founder and president, Mr. Thibaut has been involved in the creation, development, sales and marketing of residential and commercial projects in Southwest Florida since 1982. Mr. Meschko is the market research director for Land Solutions and the expert behind Market Trends reports. A resident of Naples, Mr. Meschko is a licensed broker with 10 years of real estate experience ranging from consulting to sales and leasing. His most recent experience came as a market analyst for Metrostudy of South Florida, where he commissioned marketing reports, feasibility studies and acquisition/disposition consulting reports for local and national builders, venture groups and lending institutions. Mr. Meschko has his finger on the pulse of the Southwest Florida market facts and trends. All Market Trends attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Land Solutions Market Trends Statistical Report, a 56-page booklet that covers socioeconomic trends, housing statistics, foreclosure data, notable residential transactions and public works projects. Market Trends Statistical Report is published by Land Solutions and offered to the public for a quarterly subscription of $100 per issue. Land Solutions also offers a variety of customized marketand project-specific reports to the industry. Seating at the Lee BIA Market Trends Regional Forecast is limited. Reservations are required and can be made at www.bia. net. Cost is $15 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and include recognition at the event and at all levels of event marketing. For more informatoin, call 9365525 or e-mail BIA hosts Market Trends Regional Forecast SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMESCHKO


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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3 2011 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$1,000,00012 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH 601 7th Avenue South #202 $1,299,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 13 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 M-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 12-514 OLD NAPLES 877 7th Street South $1,699,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-423115 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,750,000 Premier SIR Sam Heitman 537-2018 16 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,895,000 Premier SIR Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 17 OLD NAPLES 383 2nd Avenue North $1,995,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$2,000,00018 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239-5145050 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-5>$3,000,00019 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 Premier SIR Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 20 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier SIR Jan Martindale 896-0360>$6,000,00021 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier SIR V.K. Melhado 216-6400 >$7,000,00022 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $7,895,000 Premier SIR Scott Pearson 612-282-3000 OPEN MON-SAT: 2-4pm & Sun 1-4>$100,0001 PARK SHORE AREA BELAIR CLUB 3930 Belair Lane #104 $199,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Larry Roorda 860-2534>$200,0002 VILLAGE WALK 3250 Village Walk Circle Ste #101 low $200,000s to mid $400,000s Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc. C all 239-5 96-2520 Mon-Fri 11 to 4 & Sat-Sun 11 to 4>$400,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier SIR Call 239-5949400 M-Sat: 10-8 & Sun: 12-84 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 100 Via Napoli $425,000 Premier SIR Susan R. Payne 777-7209 5 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 5055 Blauvelt Way #202 $435,000 Premier SIR Pat Duggan 216-1980 6 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s Premier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Open Mon-Fri: 11-4 & Sat/Sun: 1-4>$500,0007 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s Premier SIR Call 239.495.1105 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-58 MARCO ISLAND 1562 Jamaica Court $569,000 Premier SIR Roe Tamagni 3981222. OPEN FRIDAY AND SUNDAY>$600,0009 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #701 $699,000 Premier SIR Larry Roorda 860-2534>$700,00010 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Starting in the $700s. Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 M-Sat: 10-4 & Sun: 12-411 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOS 435 Dockside Drive $749,000 to $1,499,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-2538001 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 21


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 28-AUG. 3, 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 Write onNaples writer takes the challenge and pens a story about a rainy day birthday party. C14 Dont botherFilm critic Dan Hudak bemoans another rom-com that veers off course. C11 Dress-up timeA collection party for PACE Center for Girls Love That Dress! and more fun around town. C20-21 Musicians and family-friendly entertainers will convene at Cambier Park for an all-day festival to benefit 123 Grow With Me Learning Center on Saturday, Aug. 6. Carrie Wingo, director of the preschool, says proceeds from the Concert for Kids Music Festival will help offset government cuts that mean fewer benefits for the schools infants and toddlers. She notes 96 percent of those children are from low-income families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. The music and fun will begin at 10 a.m. and wont stop until the last act wraps up at 8 p.m. Ms. Wingos 13-yearold daughter, Sarah, helped recruit the 10 bands in the concert lineup. She screened acts in May at the Homegrown Music Festival at Germain Arena and zeroed in on several that would be appropriate for the Concert for Kids. Others are local bands comprised of Sarahs friends, and some are based outside Southwest Florida and have had success signing with record labels and touring nationally. Jullian Piccione, the blonde, Adonis-like lead singer of the Orlando-based pop rock group Jullian and the Heartthrob Heroes, says hes excited to perform in Naples. If I can work my schedule around it I never want to turn anything like that down, he says. I love the cause. I think its great what theyre doing.Music in Cambier Park to help the youngest students Ce n d E an Dress-u p tim e A collection party for PACE Girls Love That Dress! a a r ou n d t o wn. C 20-21 15 BOOKS AND FILMS TO ENJOY INDOORS TO HELP BEAT THE HEATBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ You just have to pick the right ones. Were talking books where the wind howls and teeth chatter. Movies where the cold freezes mens beards into icicles and you can hear the crunchcrunch-crunch of footsteps in the snow. If youve ever found yourself craving water while watching Lawrence of Arabia, well, maybe youll find yourself shivering while watching Ice Station Zebra. Here are 15 suggestions of DVDs to watch and books to read to help you cool down.1. Ice Station Zebra A 1968 action movie set in the Arctic, it stars Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan and Jim Brown. The plot revolves around the race between the Americans and Russians to reach a capsule that was ejected from a satellite that re-entered the S ARTS & ENTERTAI N M ENT SCENE WHOEVER SAID THE WORLD WAS GOING TO HELL IN A handbasket wasnt kidding, judging by the current temperatures and humidity. Its been so hot lately, you can almost feel the flames licking at your heels. But dont despair. We have some suggestions on how to beat the heat. Yes, you can have yourself cryogenically frozen, but you dont have to go to such extremes. You can cool off by watching a DVD or opening a book. 1 t B B J J a A a s SEE CHILLING, C4 SEE MUSIC, C7 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Besides the usual offers for old furniture and free kittens, the online classifieds megasite craigslist has a host of surprising gems. There are romance ads for every taste Skinny Girlfriend Wanted and Any Big Beautiful Women Out There? and missed connections that ask more questions than they answer (Cute guy w ho gave me a ride on Immokalee Road). The most memorable craigslist reading comes from the sites Best Of collection, a sort of greatest hits of the most hilarious, heartbreaking and sometimes depraved ads. The one currently swimming in my brain is called Bus boyfriend I want to smell you again. Its an ode to a brief encounter, a lamentation for a missed chance at love. We only rode the bus together three times, the poster writes. The second I saw you, I smiled brightly, because you looked so nice. She says the man returned her bright greeting. I didnt make conversation. I just smelled you the whole way downtown Was it soap? Laundry detergent? A particularly wonderful brand of fabric softener and/or dryer sheet? The next week, the same man took a seat next to her. There were dozens of Beach jogging boyfriend, where have you gone? SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artisHENDERSON ...Bus Boyfriend, where have you gone?... You were my bus sachet You made transportation tolerable...empty seats on the bus, but you chose to sit down next to me. I blushed. You blushed. You smelled even better. As often happens with craigslist posts, the two were never destined for a happy ending. The last Wednesday I saw you, I noticed you too late, the poster says. The two sat apart, and the writer never saw him again. Bus Boyfriend, where have you gone? she laments. You were my bus sachet You made transportation tolerable. I thought of the post this past week as I went for my evening beach walk. Im a focused walker; eyes down, I dont take in the scenery or greet others out for a stroll. But for a brief period a week at most I spotted a jogger who pulled me out of my moving meditating. He was older, fit, with silvered hair and a toned body. He looked like a senator. I caught him watching me the first time we passed. I raised my eyes, scanning the beach, and inadvertently found him staring. He looked away quickly. The next evening, at nearly the same spot on the beach, our paths crossed again. This time I looked up, boldly, but he kept his eyes on the ground. He was there again the next night. I looked straight ahead, burned by my previous evenings attempt at friendliness. Did he look at me? I glanced from the corners of my eyes as he passed and found his eyes on mine. He smiled. ss t e d n cy n e s y n t e f d e d e n t u p? no r a o f saw him ag ain. Bus Bo yf riend, where h ave y ou g one? s h e l aments. You were m y bus sachet You made transportation to le ra bl e. I thou g ht of the post this past week as I went for my evenin g beach walk. Im a f ocused walker; e y es down, I dont take in the scenery or greet others out f o r a s tr o ll Bu t fo r a brief peri od a w ee k at most I s p otte d a jogger who pulled me out o f my moving meditating. H e was older, fit, with silvered h air an d a tone d b o dy He l oo k e d l i k e a senator. I cau gh t h im watc h i ng me the f irst time we passed. I raised m y ey es, scanni ng the beach, and inadvertentl y found him starin g. He l oo k e d awa y qu ic kl y. T h e next evenin g, at nearl y the same spot on the beach, our But then I went out of town for a few days and missed my usual walk. I looked for him when I came home, but he hasnt reappeared. I imagine him now back in his real abode Connecticut, perhaps, or Massachusetts, some well-heeled New England state and I wonder if he ever thinks about South Florida, about our miles of beautiful beaches, perfect for walking or jogging at sunset. W.G. Eshbaugh, Jr., MD FACS, Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonUPPER EYELID LIFTIN OFFICE PROCEDURE LITTLE DOWN TIME Call for Special Event Pricing.Fort Myers and North Naples Spa Blue MD locations Call today. Appointments are Limited.239.313.2553Dr. Eshbaughs specialties include: Rejuvalift/In of ce Mini F ace Lift Liposuction Arm Lift Body Lift Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Cosmetic Breast Revision ASPS Member Surgeon Eyes Wide Open... Summer Event Naples Princess Naples Princess Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincess Specialty cruises: August 9th: 50s, 60s, 70s with Joe Marinos Live Piano Show 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 SAVINGS550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102


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PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 earths atmosphere. 2. Hours This is the 14th book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. This time, Reacher is stuck in the town of Bolton, S.D. The story begins with him on a bus trapped in a snow bank. Hey, its South Dakota in the winter. To get any colder, youd have to go to North Dakota. (Warning: the story ends with those three dreaded words: To be concluded. But dont worry. The plot continues in Worth Dying For, which came out in October.)3. Fargo This 1996 Coen Brothers movie opens with nothing but snow so much snow, the entire screens a whiteout. Finally, after the credits, out of all the whiteness, a car pulling another car on a trailer shows up on the screen. This movie is filled with tire chains, fur-trimmed parkas, icedover lakes and snow, snow, snow and more snow. You betcha!4. March of the Penguins An Academy Award-winner that was shot in Antarctica, this French documentary follows the emperor penguins as they return to their ancestral breeding grounds. Ice floes. Frigid water. Snowcovered land. And penguins so adorable, maybe youll temporarily forget to sweat.5. Dogsong This 1985 young adult novel and Newberry Honor Winner by Gary Paulsen tells the story of a 14-year-old Eskimo boy, Russel Susskit, who takes a dog team and sets out on his own on a quest to find himself and rediscover his peoples old ways. Plenty of cold: ice floes, frozen tundra, snow.6. Brians Winter Mr. Paulsen has written more than 175 young adult novels, typically man vs. nature tales or, in this case, boy vs. nature. In Brians Winter, he tells the tale of a 13-year-old boy trapped in the Canadian wilderness, having to survive the icy winter by his wits. Mr. Paulsen has also written a number of books set in winter in the North, including several about the Iditarod dogsled race in Alaska.7. Nanook of the North This groundbreaking 1922 silent documentary by Robert Flaherty captures the lives of an Inuk, Nanook, living in the Canadian Arctic. Called a cinematic milestone, Nanook of the North is considered the first full-length documentary film. It shows the Inuk hunting walrus and building an igloo. Real life, real cold.8. The Last Winter If the frozen landscape doesnt make you shiver, maybe the suspense will. It raised the hair on the back of my neck and gave me goosebumps. A 2006 movie starring Ron Perlman, its part thiller/part ghost story. The plot might not hold up that well, but theres plenty of ice and swirling snow and white landscape. And can there be anything colder than a corpse in the snow in the Arctic Circle?9. Books by Lucy Jane Bledsoe Ms. Bledsoe has been to Antarctica three times and has written three books about it: How to Survive in Antarctica for children, The Ice Cave: A Womans Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, and a novel for adults, The Big Bang Symphony. A CDROM scriptwriter for National Geographic, Ms. Bledsoe has received two National Science Foundation artist and writers in Antarctica fellowships. 10. Martin Cruz Smith thriller novels Mr. Smiths series of books about DetectiveInspector Arkady Renko includes some set in Russia and the Ukraine, Gorky Park and Wolves Eat Dogs among them.11. Happy Feet Not exactly the animated version of March of the Penguins, this 2006 movie won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It tells the story of a tap-dancing penguin named Mumble. Snow, ice, icebergs and yes, a tap-dancing penguin.12. Encounters at the End of the World This 2007 documentary by Werner Herog about Antarctica is somewhat mystical, quirky and otherworldly. Its also stunning in its icy beauty. The inhabitants of the South Pole are surprisingly poetic as they talk about their environment and why they wound up there. We get to hear what seals sound like as they swim under the ice, and see what life looks like underneath the frozen water. Its just an amazing film.13. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe In this 2005 film based on the famous C.S. Lewis childrens book, four British children find the land of Narnia at the back of their wardrobe. But the White Witch (played with an icy chill by Tilda Swinton) has cursed Narnia so its been winter for 100 years... and never Christmas. If all that snow doesnt make your temperature cool down, the White Witch will give you shivers. 14. White Fang and The Call of the Wild These are perhaps two of Jack Londons best-known novels. The Call of the Wild follows the story of a Saint Bernardshepherd dog named Buck, who winds up as a sled dog in the Alaskan wilderness and eventually joins a pack of wolves. White Fang is its mirror image: the story of a wild wolf-dog who becomes domesticated.15. Dr. Zhivago Two friends named this as an ideal movie to watch during the dog days of summer. Lots of snow, one said. Lots of scenes of people standing around in the snow, wearing furs and talking in the snow. And of course, that iconic sleigh ride scene that everyone knows. Heres hoping these suggestions help you feel cooler. If not, you can always press a package of frozen vegetables to the back of your neck... or chill your pillowcase before bed by sticking it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Stay cool. CHILLINGFrom page 1


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PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Weekend Best Bets July 29-31: Feed the Giraffes! Naples Zoo. 262-5409 or www.napleszoo. org. July 29: Kids Free Fridays. Rookery Bay. 417-6310 or July 29: Friday Boredom Buster Films. Headquarters Library. 593-0870 or July 29-31: Photography of Clyde Butcher. Marco Island Historical Museum. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums. com. July 29-31: 2nd Street. The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or July 29-31: Historic Palm Cottage Tours. Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety. org. July 30: Oral history film with Vera and Bob Lindabury. Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or July 30: Celebration of Dixieland Jazz. The Norris Center. 213-3058 or July 31: Foreign Film Series: Ridicule. The Naples Center, FGCU Renaissance Academy. 434-4737 or www.fgcu. edu/racademy. Theater 42nd Street By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through July 30. 263-7990 or www. School House Rock Live Jr. By the youth theater department at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Aug. 5-6. 495-8989 or 42nd Street By KidzAct of The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre Aug. 5-7. 263-7990 or www. Run For Your Wife By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 28. 278-4422, by www. Annie By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 13. 278-4422 or See review on page C8. Thursday, July 28 Art in Bonita Watch artists at work when the Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay presents Studio Walk from 4-7 p.m. 4958989 or Friday, July 29 Bluegrass Jam Scott Ritter hosts a bluegrass jam from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $3 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Whatll It Be? Shulas at the Hilton Naples hosts a celebrity bartender event from 5-7 p.m. with former Miami Dolphin Charlie Babb. Admission and appetizers are free; drinks are half-price. Proceeds benefit the MakeA-Wish Foundation. 992-9474 or www. Summer Sippin Tonys Off Third hosts its 16th annual Summer Sippin wine tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. $15 per person. 1300 Third St. S. 262-7999 or A Sure Bet Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts Girls Night from 9-10 p.m. (800) 218-0007 or Saturday, July 30 Worth the Trip The Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Fair starts at 10 a.m. today and Sunday at the GermanAmerican Social Club in Cape Coral. Enjoy live music, games and food and recipe contests. 283-0888 or www.calusanaturecom. Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15 per person, $25 for two. 213-3049. Karaoke Craze Sing along at Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar at Flamingo Island Flea Market from noon-4 p.m. 948-7799 or Rock On Gulf Coast Town Center presents acoustic rock by High Tide from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. Free. 267-0783 or Local Talent Naples singer/ songwriter Frankie Colt performs from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, July 31 French Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of Ridicule (France 1996) at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $5. 425-3272. Monday, Aug. 1 Play with Clay Five-week classes in hand-built clay and raku techniques begin tonight from 6-9 at Rosen Gallery and Studio, 2172 J&C Blvd. 8211061 or Monday Movie The Fort Myers Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of Canvas beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers. 810-6323 or Tuesday, Aug. 2 Bonita Benefit Guys Night Out to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office starts at 6 p.m. at Hurricane Grill & Wings at Coconut Point. Enjoy gentleman-friendly fun including cocktails, cigars, jazz and blues. $40. 989-2588 or Art Opening Group Exhibition: Professional Studio Artists of Naples opens today and runs today through Sept. 1 at Rosen Gallery & Studio, 2172 J&C Blvd. See recent works by Alexandra McCurdy and Richard Rosen in 2-D, mixed media and sculpture. 821-1061 or Free Film Gulf Coast Town Center presents Coraline beginning at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza. Free. Wednesday, Aug. 3 Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic/singer/songwriter night from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Kids Crafts Activities for kids ages toddler-12 are offered from 10 a.m.noon in Playland at Miromar Outlets. Coming up Paint & Dine The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Flip Flops) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Learn to paint in one setting and enjoy wine and dinner, too. $42. 4958989 or Art Opening The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the Mix It Up exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 25. 495-8989 or Margarita Time Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Jimmy Buffetthemed Party in Paradise from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 6, with music by the tribute band The Caribbean Chillers. (800) 218-0007 or Family Film The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening of Second Hand Lions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $5 child, $8 adult. 495-8989 or Film Society Join the Film Society of the Naples International Film Festival for a screening and discussion of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Silverspot Cinema. $25 includes a glass of wine or beer and other refreshments. NIFF members enjoy free popcorn. Kids on Stage KidzAct of The Naples Players presents Wonderland! Aug. 9-13 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Reggae Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! A Reggae Dance Party with Cool Runnings at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. $15 members, $20 non-members. 495-8989 or Fish Hook Tour The Florida Fish Hook Tour stops at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits with Amanda & Scott Anderson and The Walker Brothers on Aug. 12. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Monique and NuVite on Aug. 27 and Blue Dice on Sept. 24. Free concerts are from 7-10 p.m. on the lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 261-2222 or www Summer Art The Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery hosts Summer Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 28. Meet the gallery artists, enjoy refreshments and register to win free art work. 4259 Bonita Beach Rd. 776-6844 or www.artistkb. com. Remember 9-11 A 10th anniversary remembrance of 9-11 takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Submit calendar listings and photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No PDFs or photos of flyers. COURTESY PHOTOCelebrity bartender night with former Miami Dolphin Charlie Babb at Shulas from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 29, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 in a while, possibly due to less reliance on synthesizer and the addition of trumpet and trombone. N.Y.C., a love song to New York City, and Hooverville, a bitter softshoe number about how former president Hoover ruined the country, are two of the shows standout numbers.Food for thoughtAnnie is a lighthearted show, though if examined too closely, it reveals some disturbing undercurrents. For example, Miss Hannigan physically and emotionally abuses the orphans and perversely forces them to say, I love you, Miss Hannigan. And Daddy Warbucks is a staunch Republican who made his money as a war profiteer. (Hence, his name, War-bucks.) He also doesnt seem to be too upset about the Depression until it starts affecting him personally, and then he demands the government do something about it. (Hes also not above using the government for his own personal needs, hiring the FBI to find Annies parents.)And the moral of the musical seems to be: It doesnt matter if your parents are dead, as long as youre adopted by someone with lots of money who can buy you anything you want, so you can stuff that emptiness with material things. It does give you pause. But Annie does seem to have a good head on her shoulders, so we expect shell turn out OK. If youre looking for some light entertainment, or if youre an Annie fanatic, this is the show for you. It possesses some great comedic moments, many exciting musical numbers and enough entertainment to make you temporarily forget about your own hard-knock life. precocious, curly-haired girl intrigues him.Unfortunately, the same cant be said for Mr. Fleck and his assistant, Grace Farrell (Lucy Horton). There doesnt seem to be any chemistry between them. Ms. Horton is a lovely Grace, almost like a fairy godmother to Annie. She and Mr. Warbucks are supposed to be falling in love, but the signs are too subtle.The ensemble portrays many roles: the homeless living in Hooverville, New Yorkers in a bustling Times Square, radio personalities and Daddy Warbuckss servants. There are a number of outstanding actors among them: James Heffernan Jr. does a great job as FDR, Sal Pavia is slick as radio host Bert Healy, and Paul Crane plays his head butler role with a snap in his step and a twinkle in his eye.Among the orphans, little Avery King, the youngest, stands out with her antics. Bella Terrasi, a 1-year-old Great Pyrenees, definitely steals the show as Sandy. All she has to do is walk out on stage, and she has your attention. (If listening to Tomorrow yet again is your idea of torture, you can always watch Sandy, whos also onstage for that number.)A few hard knocksThe direction and staging of the orphans couldve been crisper. One gets the impression that director Paul Bernier just let them loose to do what they want, relying on their cuteness to carry them over. Jason Loete and show choreographer Amy Marie McCleary play Rooster, Miss Hannigans brother, and his floozy, Lily St. Regis, respectively, who pretend to be Annies parents so they can get the reward. Theyre supposed to be largerthan-life characters, but the night I saw them, they were so loud and over-the-top they were caricatures. They seemed to be in a different show, playing a different kind of comedy. In this case, louder didnt mean it was funnier. It just meant it was louder. And when they sang Easy Street (my favorite song of the show) along ARTS COMMENTARY Annie again?!Annie again. This time, its at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The musical about the red-haired orphan girl isnt exactly a stranger to Southwest Florida. Its played here at least a half dozen times national touring productions, local productions, community productions. It played at the now-defunct Naples Dinner Theatre. Last summer, it was on the boards at the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples.And this is the third time its been at the Broadway Palm though, to be fair, the last time it was staged there was 10 years ago.Watching Annie is like catching a rerun of a movie on TV. You think, Oh, Ive seen this before, and, Can I really bear to hear Tomorrow again?And then, much to your surprise, you find yourself getting drawn in. And then you realize, Oh, Id forgotten about this song.If youre not fatally allergic to the musical, the Broadway Palms current offering is a decent production, with pluses and minuses.The one you love to hateA big reason to see this show is Pauline Corbda, who plays Miss Hannigan, the alcoholic orphanage director. Shes a real find. Not only can she belt out a song, shes a keen comedic actor, too. Although her character is totally despicable, she makes you care about her, and she makes you laugh. I loved the gleam in her eye and the way she ripped the head off of a doll during Little Girls. W.C. Fields warned actors against performing with animals or children; Ms. Corbda bravely does both and still manages to capture your attention. Thats good acting. The role of Annie is divided between two actors; the night I attended, Kristen Brock, an 11-year-old from Lakeland, performed the role. (Reese Balliet is the other Annie.) Miss Brock, who possesses a strong singing voice and a confident stage presence, attacks the role with spunk and zest.She has a chemistry with Jason Fleck, who plays Daddy Warbucks. Hes stiff and businesslike, but something about the pr in ca an re d nancySTETSON Annie finds her way (back) to Broadway PalmwithMiss Hannigan, they all seemed to be fighting each other vocally to see who could sing the loudest.Perhaps it was poor direction on Mr. Berniers part, or maybe sound technician Chris McCleary wasnt paying attention to the volume. But the song sadly lacked any build up or nuance. (The sound was excellent for the rest of the show.)Mr. Bernier does make good use of the space, with actors coming off stage and performing on the main floor or in the far edges of the stage while scenery is changing. And set designer Robert Kovach has done a great job with the scenery, especially the orphanage and the set pieces of New York City with its skyscrapers and Statue of Liberty. John Whites best costume design of the show can be found in Miss Hannigans outfits, especially her outrageous Christmas dress with its oversized holly pattern. The four-piece orchestra, led by musical director Loren Strickland, also on keyboards, sounded better than it has >>Annie>>When: Through Aug. 13 >>Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $27-$51 ($18 for ages 18 and younger)>>Info: 278-4422 or in the know in to si tr to H sh fo ru tw nu F o sh o cl o t u r e x a r l e k r e y m o e ic th f o M i W li c a n a d o a b st a n er i t th p to m doesnt matte r a e d y l l n n ra of torture, w ithMiss Hannigan, they all seemed to COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Kristen Brock as Annie and Bella, the Great Pyrenees, as Sandy Below: Pauline Corbda as Miss Hannigan, Jason Loete as Rooster and Amy Marie McCleary as Lily St. Regis


COURTESY PHOTOSWhite Heron WadingNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS ARTISTS AMONG US >>What is your medium? I paint hot clear wax on silk or cotton and immerse the fabric into dyes one color at a time, light to dark, to create a fine art painting. Originating in Egypt and found in pyramidal tombs, today batik is an art form most popular in Indonesia, Africa and Sri Lanka. The word batik means wax writing. It has been my medium of choice for over 30 years. >>Where can we see your work? My husband, Phil Fisher, and I share gallery space in Crayton C ove, at 810 12th Ave. S. in Old Naples. My work is also in numerous private and corporate collections and is a part of the permanent collection at The von Liebig Art Center. >>Where did you grow up? In the Midwest Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. >>What inspires you? Shadows, birds, beautiful views that take me away. >>Where do you work? In our studio in Crayton Cove near the water. Its a magical space! >>Are you a full-time artist? Yes. As a full-time artist, I do a number of art-related jobs such as teaching pottery and batik, picture framing and art consulting. >>How do you feel your art contributes to our community? I have taught art classes here to adults and children for 31 years and have seen some go forward to become practicing artists themselves. Its very gratifying and helps further interests in the arts. >>Since youve been an artist here for more than 30 years, what changes have you seen? Ive seen major changes night and day differences. First, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts really changed everything. Plus, the citys support for the Naples Art Association and The Naples Players with their facilities was an amazing feat; thats why Fifth Avenue South did so well as they renovated 14 years ago. As artists, we were glad to see this kind of encour-Natalie Guess, batik artist hasbeenmy Villa Giulia Bird of Paradiseagement for the arts.>>What is the role of the arts in Naples? I think its very important. A town is, many times, judged by how its Main Street compares to other areas When people are considering a move, they want to know what activities are available. The arts keep Naples at the top of the list. >>Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? Animals and our community. >>What are you reading now? An American Craft magazine. >>Who have you studied with? My professors at Drake University were amazing. >>Birthplace: Bloomington, Ill. >>Education: BFA, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa >>Favorite artist: Franz Marc >>Website: Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www. Colby Red Wine $ 9.99 HAPPY HOURMonday Friday 3-6 Saturday & Sunday 11-6domestic draft beer wells (one shot only) $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 priceEveryday Fish Taco Lunch Special $ 7.99Black Angus Prime Rib Special $ 12.95while it lasts Its Finally Open! Freshest Seafood Take-OutBONITA SPRINGS25010 Bernwood Ave. | (239) 949-6001 Randy's paradise Shrimp Co.www.randys shmarketrestaurant.com10% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE at Either Randys Location! (with this ad, cannot be combined with any other offer.)NAPLES10395 Tamiami Trail | (239) 593.5555 GRILLED RUEBEN SANDWICHHeaping portion of fresh cooked sliced corned beef, real sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and our own Russian dressing all grilled on thick-sliced pumpernickel bread. Served with choice of fries or potato salad and pickle $ 8.99PASTRAMI SANDWICHMounds of thin sliced hot pastrami on fresh pumpernickel bread covered with stone ground mustard. Served with fries or potato salad and pickle $ 7.99 Mile High SandwichesCome Visit the Fishtine Chapel of Fish Murals! HAPPY HOURMonday Friday 3-6 Saturday & Sunday 11-6bottle domestic beer and select wines $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 priceOpen Monday thru Sunday 7:00am to 9:00pm

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 C11 Lets get this out of the way: The only thing Friends With Benefits and Natalie Portmans No Strings Attached have in common is that theyre both romantic comedies about friendships with casual sex. In terms of supporting characters, plot details and, yes, success as a movie, the two are notably different. No Strings Attached is a better, funnier film, whereas Friends With Benefits has some amusing moments before getting weighed down with a serious tone. Fresh off a breakup, Dylan (Justin Timberlake) flies from L.A. to New York City for a job interview. At the airport hes greeted by the smokin hot Jamie (Mila Kunis), the corporate headhunter who got him the interview. They immediately hit it off.Im going to change your life, she tells him in the years most obvious line-witha-double-meaning, and indeed she does. She sells him on NYC, he takes the job and a beautiful, platonic friendship is born. All is well until they watch a tacky romantic comedy together and ask why relationships have to be so complicated. (Short answer: Because they are!) They then swear on an iPad Bible that theyll have no relationship, no emotions, just sex and vow to remain friends no matter what. Yeah, right. Director Will Glucks (Easy A) film is at its best when Dylan and Jamie are trading barbs and hooking up; their chemistry feels real, and there are good laughs to enjoy. Mr. Timberlake holds the screen adequately as a co-lead, but hes also helped greatly by Ms. Kunis presence, timing and experience. His future as an actor remains bright but unproven. If the story stayed focused on comedy, Mr. Timberlake wouldve been better off; unfortunately, however, Dylan and Jamies inevitable fight nearly turns the film into a Nicholas Sparks (Dear John) drama. It gets so heavy that we stop laughing and start rolling our eyes waiting, begging for it to end. Aside from the love/hate relationship drama, which we expect, theres also mental illness and dysfunctional family drama, which we neither expect nor want. Jamies mom (Patricia Clarkson) is an unreliable floozy who doesnt know who Jamies father is; Dylan fathers (Richard Jenkins) has Alzheimers, while his sister (Jenna Elfman) is a single parent to young Sam (Nolan Gould). Where did all the laughs go? Worse, not all of the comedy connects. Mr. Timberlake singing Kris Kross 1992 hit Jump is no doubt funnier on paper than in execution, as is having Olympic snowboard gold medalist Shaun White in a cameo in which hes a jerk to Dylan. Ha! That Shaun White is cool for making fun of himself, were supposed to say. But we really just feel sorry for him. Friends With Benefits tries to make fun of rom-com conventions and then subvert them while ending up in the same place that all rom-coms end up. Its a nice idea, but when you veer too far off course, everything is bound to crumble. And it does. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at Trip (Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan) British comedians Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon play versions of themselves in this road comedy as they tour restaurants in northern Britain. The first time we hear their dueling impressions of Michael Caine and Sean Connery, its funny; by the fourth time its old, and the rest of the films dry British wit doesnt always translate. Not Rated: Adult language and situations.A Better Life (Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, Bobby Soto) A gardener (Mr. Bichir) in L.A. buys a truck he cant afford in hopes of fulfilling the American dream and providing a better life for his son (Mr. Julian), but things dont go as planned. Strong performances from Mr. Bichir and Mr. Julian highlight this emotional drama thats occasionally heavy-handed but ultimately effective. Rated PG-13.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman) Harry (Mr. Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) try to find the remaining Horcruxes and kill Voldemort (Mr. Fiennes) in the franchises eighth and final film. Its a fitting, rousing, emotional finale to whats been a truly remarkable written and cinematic franchise. Kudos to the filmmakers for ending on such a high note. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Friends With Benefits REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >> Justin Timberlake was a member of the boy band N Sync; the bands third album was called No Strings Attached. in the know danHUDAK 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. Summer Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday-AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 C15 239-263-45811100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 6 blocks South of the Coastland Mall, next to the Ramada HAPPY HOUR 4:30-7pm ENTERTAINMENTBeatlemanias Peter McGann Saturday 6-9Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947 The Best Deal In TownOpen 7 Days Dinner 5:00pm-10pm Filet Mignon! Prime Rib! N.Y. Sirloin! Broiled Salmon! And much more... Wow!King sh Cabernet Sauvignon or ChardonnayTwo Dinners & a Bottle of WineWine & DineAll Entres Include Wine, Salad & Potato$1795per person TM to play one game of freeze tag, I will stop begging Mommy for those two goldfish at the pet store. This is a huge deal because I already have names for the goldfish: Emma and Max. Have you ever heard of better names for fish? I havent. I bet Emma and Max could live very comfortably in that puddle in Mr. Hansons driveway. Its just two hours until my party starts, and its still raining. Mommy has started to move some furniture around. My stomach drops because this is the first sign that we might have to have my party inside. When was the last time anyone ever had a great party inside? Mommy makes the best ice cream sandwiches ever, but she clearly does not understand. I cant have the best pre-school birthday party inside! No one ever talks about the fun they had at an inside party. I am ready to cry, and refuse to go upstairs and pick out inside toys from my closet. I get a stern look from Mommy and stomp up the stairs.Another look out the window reveals a bright flash of light followed by a rattle of thunder. Its getting darker instead of lighter outside, and there are only 63 minutes and 22 seconds until my friends are supposed to be here. Even if it stopped raining now, it will be very wet and muddy outside. What if I get mud all over my pretty dress? I do not have another pretty dress and I want to wear this dress at my wedding. How long does mud stay on a dress, anyway?Mommy tells me to clean my room. I am so sad, because its clear now that my party will be inside, and the worst party ever. I will surely lose all my friends forever. I might not ever get invited to another birthday party until I am like 11 years old! I clean my room and hide some things that I do not want Roger Beachley to lay his slimy hands on. His hands are always dirty.When I go downstairs, the most magical thing has happened. Mommy has transformed the downstairs into a fantasyland! There are turquoise and pink balloons everywhere! My favorite CD is playing all my favorite songs and the house smells like warm cinnamon. And there, between the couch and reclining chair that grandpa snores in is the best homemade castle ever built! Sheets and pillows frame a fort that can easily hold 10 kids (adults not invited). I have never seen an inside castle like this before. Amy Chambers birthday party did not have anything like this and everyone knows she had the best party in like 600 years! I look at Mommy, who asks, What do you think? I say its the coolest thing in the whole world and reminds me of the castle at Disneyland. Of course, Mommy says. Every princess deserves a castle. The doorbell rings. Our first guests have arrived. I am so excited I can barely stop myself from running to the door. Slow down, Mommy yells. I open the door and see a beautiful woman smiling with a wrapped present in her hands with a big pink bow. Just behind her and behind a beautiful fold in her flower print dress is a small boy. Its Bobby Callahan. Ugh!!! FW WRITING CHALLENGE FROM PAGE 14


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K K K K K K W W W W W W E E E E E E 7 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 ww ww w w. se se k ak ak ey ey we we t st st ex ex pr pr es es s s. co co m m Reasons to VISIT KEY WEST August 1st PIGEON KEY SUMMER CAMPAugust 7th 18TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARSThis hilarious all-in-fun relay race has raised $215,548 for charity throughout the years.August 12th KEY WEST LOBSTER FESTFestivities include Fridays Lobsterfest Duval Crawl, Street Fair and FREE concert Saturday, and Sunday Lobster Brunch.August 17th SHOWCASE OF KEY WEST BUSINESSES TRADE SHOWAugust 18th TROPICAL HEAT $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers A PLACE TO MAKEGreat memoriesThe answer to all your special occasion needs, large and small. Our professional team looks after all the details so you can enjoy your family and friends. EVENT HOSTING BANQUET S AND CORPORATE OUTINGS May through October dates now availableFor a customized quote call John 239.963.31632500 GOLDEN GATE PKWY, NAPLES Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.333.2135 THURSDAY, JULY 28, 8 P.M. Antiques Roa dshow: Spokane Hour 2 Pottery by 20th-century ceramicists Otto and Gertrude Natzler; a landscape by early 20th-century artist Sydney Laurence; and an heirloom Waltham railroad pocket watch. FRIDAY, JULY 29, 8:30 P.M. U nt old Stories A Watery Wilderness: Ten Thousand Islands A maze of mangrove islands meanders from Marco Island to Florida Bay, an ever-changing tangle of trees and shallows that inspired a larger-thanlife name: the Ten Thousand Islands. In this watery wilderness, hardy pioneers scratched out a living on high heaps of shells left by Calusa Indians. In 1947, most of Floridas final frontier became part of the new Everglades National Park. SATURDAY, JULY 30, 10:30 P.M. Ar e Y ou Being Served? This innuendo-laden comedy with a penchant for slapstick has been a BBC classic since the 1970s. SUNDAY, JULY 31, 9 P.M.Masterpiece Mystery! Zen: RatkingWhen a wealthy industrialist and political party funder is kidnapped, the Ministry of Justice wants Zen to get the hostage back alive at any cost. But these kidnappers dont seem to be playing by the rules when they kill the lawyer who shows up with a ransom payment from the family. MONDAY, AUG. 1, 9:30 P.M. F r ank Sinatra: Concert for the Americas This spectacular 1982 concert performed in the Dominican Republic proves that even at age 66, Sinatra was still the undisputed Chairman of the Board. Featuring the legendary Buddy Rich on drums and a special guest appearance by guitarist Tony Mottola. TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 8 P.M. 3 S t eps to Incredible Health with Joel Furhman, M.D. The doctors revolutionary approach offers an effective and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight and reclaiming vitality and health by focusing on nutrient and calorie intake. WEDNESDAY, A U G. 3, 8P.M. Alone in the Wilderness This is the story of Dick Proenneke, one man who lived his dream in the Alaska Wilderness, where he built his own cabin and lived off the land in isolation. This week on WGCU TV COURTESY PHOTOSDr. Joel Furhman of Steps to Incredible Health

PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 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 MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAfter party celebrates the 2011 Southwest Florida Heart BallFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY TheatreZone founders in the Big Apple We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Mark Danni, Karen Molnar, Paul Phillips and Nicole Fosse 2. Helen Gallagher, Paul Phillips, Karen Molnar and Jack Lee 3. Broadway actress Donna McKechnie in Gwen Verdon Im Not Lola COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Tressea Cioffi, Jennifer Campbell and Sonya Sawyer 2. Jenny and Ron Oister, Regan Goldberg and Jennifer Campbell 3. Tracy Taylor and David Gordley 4. Ginger Walker, Kimbra Smith and Carol Osterhout 5. David and Kerri Call, co-chairs of the 2012 SWF Heart Ball COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 5 1 3 2


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Nicole Somsen and Jeanine Taylor 2. Marianne Kearns and Orysia Fisher 3. Holly Prystash and Monica Wurstle 4. Anya Corcoran 5. Amanda Jaron and An Vu 6. Susan Kniffen and Tina Ostrowski 7. Cindy Obrecht and Nancy White 8. Doreen McKee and Robert McDonald 9. Natalie DavidsonWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ in Mercato hosts a donation party for PACE Centers Love That Dress! 1 2 3 4 5 9 8 7 6BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 2132222 Organic fast casual might seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple-coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or something more solid. The menu changes daily but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, still-crunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. If weather permits, grab one of the nicely shaded outdoor tables.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2009Marias Restaurant, 27080 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs; 495-1868 For those who know Mexican food is much more than fajitas and tacos, theres Marias, a bastion of authentic southof-the-border fare at bargain prices. Its been a fixture on Old 41 Road, just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens, since the early s. The menu offers a dizzying array of Mexican food. I loved the queso fundido, a cheese dip full of chewy crumbles of chorizo, and the sopecitos, three corn masa pancakes topped with refried beans, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. Lamb tacos were delicious with onions and parsley, and tampiquena tender, well-seasoned pork served with three cheese enchiladas and tomatillo sauce were excellent as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Martin Fierro Restaurant & Steak House, 6002 Radio Road; 659-5996Carnivores will be well rewarded for taking the time to find this Argentineanstyle steak house tucked into a small strip center on Radio Road. The house specialty is parrillada, or a meat platter containing a cornucopia of meat served on an open grill over smoldering wood chips. Although fairly meat focused, the kitchen conjures up an excellent ceviche, and a grilled salmon entre delivered to a nearby table looked so good I was sorry I hadnt ordered it. Appetizers of steamed mussels and veal tongue vinaigrette were also delicious. There are no fancy trappings here, no leather booths or tuxedoed servers. Prices are modest and vegetables accompany entrees without an added charge. For dessert, dulce de leche crepes came filled with rich, gooey caramel cream topped with generous mounds of real whipped cream. Service is leisurely but hospitable. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N.; 263-2996The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food, and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009 PAST REPASTS n tic south pr ices. Its j ust north d ens, since e rs a dizz yI loved the ll o f chewy s op ecitos, o ppe d wit h u ce cheese e d el ic io us a mpiquena k serve d an d toma s w ell Fu ll 1 0 and t h l eaves ) av go le m pl atter a simp aspara g tomat o o f b ak l u s. A b p rices. ov er s f se rv ed Get Florida Weekly for iPadTM on the App store and read your favorite newspaper just like the hard copy. FREE FOR ALL THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download it FREE today!iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 It seems 2011 is a good year for wineoriented Southwest Florida restaurants, with 27 recognized by Wine Spectators Wine List Award program. Thats two more than last year (but a bit behind the 33 named in 2009).In the programs 30th year, the magazine handed out 74 Grand Awards (given to those with a median selection of 2,300 labels and an inventory of 28,000 bottles), 833 Best of Awards of Excellence (median 700 selections and 7,000 bottles in inventory) and 2,827 Awards of Excellence (210 selections and 2,100 bottles). The list appears in the magazines Aug. 31 edition.Restaurants submit their lists, and the magazine staff assesses their breadth and depth. Naples once again dominates the regional list. Area restaurants on the Best of Award of Excellence list are: Baleen at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, Bleu Provence, The Capital Grille, The Grill at The RitzCarlton, Naples, and Naples Tomato, all in Naples; and Sale e Pepe at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort in Marco Island. Award of Excellence winners include: Boca Grande: The Main Dining Room at the Gasparilla Inn & Club, and The Temptation; Bonita Springs: Angelinas and Chops City Grill; Captiva: Keylime Bistro Estero: Blue Water Bistro and Ruths Chris Steakhouse; Fort Myers Beach: Bayfront Bistro and The Sandy Butler; Marco Island: Arturos; and Naples: Andres Steakhouse, Chops City Grill, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, HBs on the Gulf at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, M Waterfront Grille, Pazzo Cucina Italiana, Sea Salt, Shulas Steak House, Stoneys Steakhouse, Trulucks and The Turtle Club.The Ritz-Carlton welcomes new chefGeorge Fistrovich is the new executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, leading 100 culinary professionals at the beach and golf properties.Chef Fistrovich brings an exceptional sense of culinary knowledge, creativity and a highly acclaimed skill set to our award-winning Ritz-Carlton team and food and beverage program, says Ed Staros, vice president and managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples.The chef has more than two decades of culinary excellence. He most recently served six years as executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. In addition to his training at Chicagos Washburne Culinary Institute, he has trained in the kitchens of New York Citys famed Tavern on the Green, Chicagos LEscargot on Michigan Avenue and JeanLouis at Watergate in Washington, D.C. He has served as executive chef at such renowned establishments as The Kerry Centre in Beijing, The Royal Tower at Atlantis in the Bahamas and The MarinaMandarin Hotel in Singapore.Sea Salt welcomes old friendIf youve sampled any of the wondrous pasta served at Sea Salt of late, youve tasted the creations of chef Dario Leo. Mr. Leo is a long-time friend and colleague of chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli. The two worked together in Italy years ago. Mr. Aielli moved to Washington, D.C., and eventually talked Mr. Leo into moving there, too. The pair worked together at Mr. Aiellis much-praised restaurant Teatro Goldoni, as well. Now, apparently, Mr. Aiellis persuasive skills have succeeded again. The two reunited when Mr. Leo recently moved his family to Naples and joined the Sea Salt culinary team. The restaurant is at 1186 Third St. S. Call 434-7258. New taco, cocktail menu at Tommy BahamaTommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar celebrates summer with a menu featuring tacos, icy margaritas and refreshing summer cocktails. The new taco menu is available during lunch through September. All tacos can be ordered as a meal or an appetizer, with options such as crab and mango; pork, cilantro, pickled onion, salsa verde and lime sour cream; Jamaican jerk; and Hawaiian (with mahimahi). Among the margaritas are the Sedona Skinny (Tres Generaciones Anejo served with orange liqueur, grapefruit soda and agave nectar), pink grapefruit (fresh grapefruit juice, orange liqueur and Cazadores Reposado tequila); chile-lime (hand-pressed jalapeo and lime, cayenne pepper, orange liqueur and smooth Sauza Conmemorativo) and prickly pear (Sauza, Cointreau, Scratch Sour and prickly pear). Other refreshing cocktails are available as well. Tommy Bahamas is at 1220 Third St. S. Call 643-6889.Tonys Off Third hosts summer wine eventTonys annual Summer Sippin wine event is set for Friday, July 29, and features 21 intriguing labels from California, Oregon, Italy, France, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Chile. A sampling includes: Justin sauvignon blanc, Craggy Range Te Muna Road sauvignon blanc, Chateau dEsclans Whispering Angel rose, Laetitia Estate pinot noir, Neil Ellis Left Bank red and Steele Pacini zinfandel. The event costs $15, with a $10 credit toward a featured wine purchase. Tonys is at 300 Third St. S. Call 2627999 for reservations.Quick hits Trail Caf & Grill now serves a variety of beer, wine and champagne and is also offering some summer specials that embrace Southern cuisine, local produce and traditional seasonal fare. Selections change every Tuesday and are offered while supplies last. A sampling includes: home-smoked beef brisket on Texas toast, New England lobster roll, Irish shepherds pie and hot dog sliders.Its at Lynwood Square, 12820 North U.S. 41, North Naples. Call 598-2480 or visit Artichoke & Co. has closed its retail location at Village at Venetian Bay after operating fornearly 25 years. The catering arm of the company continues to function. Celebrate National Lasagna Day on Thursday, July 28, with half-priced lasagna entrees at BRIO and BRAVO! For reservations, call BRIO at 593-5319 or BRAVO! at 514-0042. Experience home canners (and aspiring ones, too) are invited to CanIt-Forward Day, on Saturday, Aug. 13. Hold a canning party and participate in a Livestream broadcast of canning demos where viewers questions are answered. Get more info at karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, July 28, 5-7 p.m., Bleu Pr ovence: The weekly wine tasting features wines from Frances Loire Valley as well as hors doeuvres; $10 (with $10 credit toward dinner that evening), 1234 Eighth St. S.; 261-8239. Reservations required. Friday, Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m., Whole F oods: As happens the f irst Friday of each month, take part in the Mercato Wine & Concert Series, with 25 wines and a variety of cheese to sample; proceeds benefit Freedom Waters, providing boating and marine activities for at-risk youths and people with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m., The Good Lif e o f Naples: Take part in a cooking class featuring delicacies from the south of France; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Saturday, Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m., Ridgwa y Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway will guide participants through the process of smelling and tasting morsels of cheese and will assist in pairing them with champagne, wine, beer and condiments; $55, 1300 Third St. S.; 2625500 or visit Saturday, Aug. 27, 9-11 a.m., Ridgwa y Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway will guide guests beyond 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 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, in the Fright Factory at Olympic Plaza, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road behind Liberty Bank. Send items to cuisine@ floridaweekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Wine Spectator lifts glass to 27 Southwest Florida restaurants 11:30 o uth, behind e tween Third r iv e. -1 p .m., Nort h Far left: New e xecutive chef of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, George Fistrovich.COURTESY PHOTO Left: Chef Dario Leo and sous chef Jason Brunson take a short break during the dinner rush at Sea Salt.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY s o e n 0 n 0 t e d e d a


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