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Cool things to know about this sweet treat.A8>>Fun facts: BRIAN TIETZ / COURTESY PHOTONate Lowers peers out the front door. THE SCOOP ON SOME WAY-COOL ICE CREAM FLAVORSBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ HAT ARE THE COOLEST tastes in Southwest Florida this summer? We asked ice-cream makers about their favorite flavors for cooling off. As it turns out, chunks are a good thing. But so are lighter flavors as appropriate to the season as a billowy white linen shirt. In other words: Theres something for everyone. So grab some extra napkins for your sticky fingers and enjoy this look at some of the tastiest and most unique flavors around. Abbotts Frozen Custard, Naples Radio BallThe frozen custard at Abbotts (a dense, extra creamy, luscious ice cream made with eggs) is world-class. 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They learned to crawl and walk right on schedule. Nate was the first to speak. Hed wave bye-bye, point to things and ask, Whats that? But by the time he turned 2, Nate no longer made eye contact or spoke. He didnt respond when his mother called his name. He stopped running around with his five siblings in the sprawling backyard It takes a village to break barrier of autismSEE NATE, A16 G ARBA G E C AN BR O WN B U TTE R RASPBERRY TRUFFLE RU RADI O BAL L OO P S SWEET POTATO SWIRL EE MILLAVANILLA 2040 Collier Ave ., Fort Myers 79 18666 Beebes Ice C rea m M arco Isla nd 5 99 S C ollier Blvd. M M 642 9800 The Perfect Caper; r d d a 1 21 E. Marion Ave., Punta G o o ( 941 ) 505-900 9 C ream S ho ppe; ; ; ; ; ; A Better S coo p Ic e e 70 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood ( 941 ) 473-265 0 Abbo tt s Fr o z e n Cus t a r d 491 Fifth Ave. S., Naples ft 793-7300 3 Sweet Scoops Ice Cream 1 71 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlot t t e, ( 941 ) 624-3051 Royal Scoop l 1 5 Ei g hth S t., Bonita S prin g s 992 2000 Naples Ice Cream Factory 2 378 Immokalee Road, Naple s s 59 400 22 C H OCO LATE C HILI Coo l H a n d L uc s 2040CollierAveFortMyers BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 CHAMBER CORNER A18 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A25 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C18 SOCIETY C24-25 VINO & CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 44 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Get a roomArea hotels report strong summer bookings. B1 Remember 9-11Artist makes the public a part of tribute on canvas. A9 Summer SippinSampling at Tonys Off Third and more good times. C24-25 Kidz on nd Street Youth troupe takes over summer musical on stage at the Sugden. C1 Steve Cummings scoops up frozen treats at Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs. St S S ev ev e Cu u u u Cu u m mm m mm m m m in in gs s EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY KAREN FELDMANSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 The world-class neighborhoods of Naples premier Lely Resort are the renowned envy of Southwest Florida, the state and the nation. Little wonder that The Naples Daily News has once again honored Lely Resort and its visionary developer, Stock Development with its prestigious, best-in-class awards. We are proud to be located within this award winning community whose innovative leaders bring only the highest quality, most desirable residential lifestyles to the Naples and Marco Island area. Its a big reason why Lely Resort is the exceptional location of our future resort retirement community.Its another beautiful day in the neighborhood. The Arlington of Naples, developed by Lutheran Life Communities is dedicated to serving seniors and their families for well over a century, and welcomes those of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. MODEL AND INFORMATION CENTER12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) The Arlington of Naples congratulates Lely Resort as Community of the Year and Stock Development, Collier Countys Top Developer. Let it never be said that Rick Scott is a man who stands still. Mr. Scott took office in January, having garnered about 49 percent of the votes in the gubernatorial contest that pitted him against Democratic challenger Alex Sink. Lets face it: The guy has been in office such a short time that he probably he couldnt find all the mens rooms in the Governors Mansion. Yet in his brief tenure, Gov. Scotts approval ratings have sunk so low, so fast, that one political commentator declared that he is, hands down, the most unpopular governor in the United States. According to a Sunshine State Poll conducted last month, the governors approval rating sits at 27 percent. His disapproval rating is an equally astounding 58 percent. The poll showed that he is universally disliked. Virtually every demographic group surveyed expressed disdain for the governor. This is not an aberration. An earlier poll pegged Gov. Scotts favorable rating at 29 percent. Think about this for a moment. To go from winning 49 percent of the vote in the general election to an approval rating of 27 percent in roughly seven months takes some doing. It took George W. Bush six or seven years in office to sink as low as Gov. Scott, and President Bush had two failed wars, a faltering economy and ballooning deficit on his resume. It does not surprise me that the people of Florida are disgusted with our governor. That was inevitable. What is surprising is that they caught on to this snake oil salesman so quickly.Its not as if we didnt know what we were getting when we elected this hypocritical toady of big business and special interests. After all, this is a man who disdains any sort of federal or state assistance that might benefit the poor and defenseless, yet he became obscenely wealthy by presiding over a health-care company that engaged in the most massive fraud involving Medicare and Medicaid in the history of those programs. His company paid a $1.5 billion fine a record punishment and the board of directors sent him packing, but not before they bestowed upon him more than $300 million for the simple act of getting the hell out of Dodge. For a guy who hates federal or state assistance to the needy, Id say Gov. Scott did pretty well by plundering programs that are funded by the taxpayers and intended to preserve the health and well being of the indigent and the elderly.Gov. Scott has come up with so many mean-spirited and loony ideas that it is hard to keep track. He has tried to eviscerate the state parks system. He wants to slash corporate taxes to as close to nothing as possible, which doesnt make a hell of a lot of sense in a state that doesnt have an income tax. He wants to drug test welfare recipients and state workers. In one move that hasnt attracted a lot of attention, he got Florida Power & Light to agree to give discounted electrical rates to new and growing businesses. FPL an outfit that no one would ever mistake for a charity will recoup these discounts from its existing customers. (That means you and me.) Some people might call this an indirect tax on the common folk, but the governor is not among them.This is shameful. I invite you to conduct a little test. Wherever you live in Southwest Florida, take a drive on a hot day through an impoverished neighborhood. On even the most suffocating of days, you will find few home air conditioners running. The people simply cannot afford the electric bills that air conditioning generates.What I find odd about Gov. Scotts vehemence toward government assistance to the poor and downtrodden is the fact that he himself benefitted from the sorts of programs he now hopes to slash. As a boy, he lived in public housing. From what I understand, his parents were good, hardworking people who had a run of bad luck. I wonder how Gov. Scott would have felt if his parents had been subjected to drug testing as a condition of their residency?Gov. Scotts indifference to the welfare of his constituents was on full and embarrassing display last week when he appeared on CNN and said he did not think the federal government defaulting on its financial obligations was a bad thing.We need to stop spending money, he said. When the interviewer pointed out that cutting spending and default were separate issues, Gov. Scott dipped deeper into what seems to be his inexhaustible well of ignorance.Weve been (raising the debt ceiling), and it hasnt helped our economy, he said.Exasperated, the interviewer spoke for many when he said, Governor, why is this so hard for you to understand?Why is Gov. Scott is so ragingly unpopular? He ran a gauzy campaign that was short on details, and he went to great lengths to avoid answering questions from the press. Still, we knew about his checkered past. We knew he was a tool of corporations and moneyed interests. But I dont think most voters understood the mirthless, soulless quality of the man. He is hopelessly obtuse and totally oblivious to the suffering of the states most vulnerable residents.In what can only be described as a Marie Antoinette let them eat cake moment, the governors office last week issued a press release announcing that John Minas, Gov. Scotts personal chef, and Mr. Minass sous chef are entering the 2011 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. John is a talented chef and cooks up some of the best food Ive ever tasted, the governor said.Children go to school hungry in Florida. The elderly wrestle with the choice of buying medication or food, and the homeless eat from garbage cans. Gov. Scott, meanwhile, is eating better than ever. A man of more sensitivity would have kept that little nugget of information to himself.To be fair, Gov. Scott did not cause all our woes, nor can he readily fix them. But the least he can do is try. And, beyond that, it would be nice if he cared or even pretended to care that such suffering exists.The truth is that he has no interest in addressing these problems, and he really doesnt give a damn. His world is that of private jets, shady deals and scratching the backs of corporate bigwigs. And that, my friends, is why Rick Scott is the most unpopular governor in the United States. Governor Nosedive billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 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 War is a racket, wrote retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, in 1935. That statement, which is also the title of his short book on war profiteering, rings true today. One courageous civil servant just won a battle to hold war profiteers accountable. Her name is Bunnatine Bunny Greenhouse. She blew the whistle when her employer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, gave a no-bid $7 billion contract to the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) as the U.S. was about to invade Iraq. She was doing her job, trying to ensure a competitive bidding process would save the U.S. government money. For that, she was forced out of her senior position, demoted and harassed. Just this week, after waging a legal battle for more than half a decade, Bunny Greenhouse won. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers settled with Greenhouse for $970,000, representing full restitution for lost wages, compensatory damages and attorneys fees. Her offense was to challenge the KBR contract. It was weeks before the expected invasion of Iraq, in 2003, and Bush military planners predicted Saddam Hussein would blow up Iraqi oilfields, as happened with the U.S. invasion in 1991. The project, dubbed Restore Iraqi Oil, or RIO, was created so that oilfield fires would be extinguished. KBR was owned then by Halliburton, whose CEO until 2000 was none other than then-Vice President Dick Cheney. KBR was the only company invited to bid. Bunny Greenhouse told her superiors that the process was illegal. She was overridden. She said the decision to grant the contract to KBR came from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, run by VP Cheneys close friend, Donald Rumsfeld. As Bunny Greenhouse told a congressional committee, I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR represents the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career. The oilfields were not set ablaze. Nevertheless, KBR was allowed to retool its $7 billion no-bid contract, to provide gasoline and other logistical support to the occupation forces. The contract was so-called cost-plus, which means KBR was not on the hook to provide services at a set price. Rather, it could charge its cost, plus a fixed percentage as profit. The more KBR charged, the more profit it made. As the chief procurement officer, Greenhouses signature was required on all contracts valued at more than $10 million. Soon after testifying about the egregious RIO contract, she was demoted, stripped of her top-secret clearance and began receiving the lowest performance ratings. Before blowing the whistle, she had received the highest ratings. Ultimately, she left work, facing an unbearably hostile workplace. After years of litigation, attorney Michael Kohn, president of the National Whistleblowers Center, brought the case to a settlement. He said: Bunny Greenhouse risked her job and career when she objected to the gross waste of federal taxpayer dollars and illegal contracting practices at the Army Corps of Engineers. She had the courage to stand alone and challenge powerful special interests. She exposed a corrupt contracting environment where casual and clubby contracting practices were the norm. Her courage led to sweeping legal reforms that will forever halt the gross abuse she had the courage to expose. The National Whistleblowers Centers executive director, Stephen Kohn (brother of Michael Kohn) told me: Federal employees have a very, very hard time blowing the whistle. ... I hope its a turning point. The case was hardfought. It should never have had to been filed. Bunny did the right thing.According to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz, the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone will exceed $5 trillion. With a cost like this, why isnt war central to the debate over the national debt? Two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler had it right 75 years ago when he said of war: It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious (racket). ... It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives ... It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. As President Barack Obama and Congress claim it is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are breaking the budget, people should demand that they stop paying for war. 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.War is a racketYou have to have a heart of stone not to feel a pang of sadness at the passing of the bookstore Borders. The retailer is liquidating its 399 remaining outlets and letting go nearly 11,000 employees. Gone will be the era when no shopping-mall parking lot in America seemed complete without an adjoining Borders, offering up its capacious aisles to browse for books you had no idea you needed. Nostalgia aside, the extinction of Borders is the very model of a freemarket economy at work. The store fell victim to the unyielding injunction of a truly creative economy: Adapt, or die. It failed to keep up with evolving technology and shifting consumer preferences, and so has been forced to make way for more adept competitors. This ruthlessly efficient reallocation of resources took place because Borders wasnt big or politically connected enough to get a bailout; because its employees didnt belong to a powerful union favored by the White House; and because it didnt sell something, like green energy, deemed worthy of taxpayer support. The upshot of the changes that buried the store, and were allowed to unspool without governmental interference, will be cheaper and more readily available books. Read about Borders circa 1995 and it is lauded as a chain that seems as attuned to the new world of technology as the refined old world of literary society. It had a state-of-the-art inventory system. It stocked its enormous stores with tens of thousands of titles. Borders thrived by providing choice and convenience, two of the pillars of the consumer economy. Then it didnt recognize quickly enough the new ways of delivering them. It had to rely on Amazon to sell its books online, a boost to the online retailer that would do so much to make the Borders model obsolete. It branched out into sales of CDs and DVDs, an initially profitable move that backfired when the music industry went digital. It missed out on e-books. Locked into leases at uneconomical locations, its voluminous real estate began to weigh it down. In the late 1990s, the romantic comedy Youve Got Mail was built around the heartlessness of a megabookstore moving into a New York neighborhood and killing off a small family bookshop. Now, its the turn of the mega-bookstores to be eaten, with delivery of a $9.99 e-book just a few clicks away. In a free economy, the top dog always has to run scared. Government exists in an entirely different plane, characterized by stasis and the lack of market or any other kind of discipline. USA Today reports that federal employees job security is so great that workers in many agencies are more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired. Washington is locked in a debate over whether health-care programs designed in the 1960s can ever be reformed to account for new realities. If Borders were a government agency, its budget would have been fattened up during the past few years, and itd survive in perpetuity, whatever its merits. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Books without borders amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 THE FIRST TO BRING YOU THE...Softec HD LensThe Softec HD is the newest cataract replacement lens available, from the most experienced ophthalmology team in S.W Florida.It is designed to be the World's Most Accurate Lens and is three times more precise, to more closely match your vision needs. And best of all, it is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.Bonita Springs 26831 S. Tamiami Trl.239.992.1422 www.ecof.comDavid C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.Founder and Medical Director Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Barrett R. Ginsberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.Ophthalmologist Cataract Surgeon Laser Vision Correction Naples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd.239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2239.591.2949 COLD LASER THERAPY LASER FOR FUNGAL NAILS DIFFICULT ACHILLES/HEEL PAIN INGROWN TOENAILS PEDIATRIC FOOT AND ANKLE CARESELECTED TO BE AMONGST: AMERICAN TOP PODIATRISTS 2011**NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEwww.NaplesPodiatrist.comEmergencies and Same-Day Appointment Available Of ce Hours: Monday through Friday *Board Certi ed: American Board of Lower Extremity Surgeons Reconstructive Foot/Ankle Surgery OUR RESULTS WALK FOR THEMSELVESDOWNTOWN NAPLES 239.430.FOOT {3668}Goodlette Medical Park 661 Goodlette Road, Suite 103LELY 239.417.2256Gridley Building (across from the Lely horses) 12250 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101 DR. KEVIN LAM, DPM* ** DR. BRIAN TIMM, DPM* ** DR. MALINOSKI, DPM DR. SADIA ALI, DPM A series of public meetings have been scheduled to review proposed changes to district boundaries of the Collier County Board of Commissioners and the District School Board of Collier County. After a brief staff presentation, time will be designated at each meeting for questions and comments from the audience. Everyone is welcome. Meetings will take place from 7-9 p.m. as follows: District 1: Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Board of County Commission chambers at the Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples District 2: Thursday, Aug. 18, at Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples District 3: Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples District 4: Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the countys Growth Management Division Planning & Regulation office, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples District 5: Monday, Aug. 29, at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee The proposed redistricting maps can be viewed in advance at www.colliergov. net/redistricting. For more information, call David Weeks at 252-2306 or e-mail additionThe Golden Gate Area Civic Association and the Collier County chapter of the NAACP will host a meeting about the countys proposed redistricting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the Golden Gate Community Center. Tim Durham of the Collier County Elections Office will discuss redistricting maps for the Collier County Board of County Commissioners and the District School Board of Collier County. For more information, call 353-1687. County staff sets meetings for public to hear about redistricting proposalsFor the 16th consecutive year, Naples Municipal Airport has passed its annual inspection with a perfect score. The Federal Aviation Administration recently found the airport 100 percent in compliance with all required standards. The inspection includes all aspects of airport operations as well as an assessment of record keeping, training procedures and aircraft rescue and fire-fighting safety drills. Although the airport serves as a general aviation airport, it complies with federal safety standards for airports with commercial airline service. The airport also maintains the same level of security as commercial-service airports and adheres to all Transportation Security Administration directives. Naples Municipal Airport is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs Office aviation unit. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 86,000 takeoffs and landings. For more information, visit Airport lands a perfect score from the FAAWith environmental approval of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Naples Airport Authority is proceeding to pave the safety areas at both ends of the main runway at Naples Municipal Airport. The FAAs action, a Finding of No Significant Impact, cleared the way for the airport to add pavement in established grass safety areas. Runway 5/23 has been closed for duration of construction, which is scheduled for completion before the end of the year. Aircraft continue to use the airports second runway.The airport authoritys priorities are sound attenuation, safety and service. Adding runway pavement furthers all three, says Executive Director Ted Soliday. This may be the most significant step we can take to reduce aircraft-takeoff noise. Work is under way to add pavement that will extend the runways declared takeoff distance from 5,000 feet to 5,800 feet. The landing distance will remain the same. The extra length will help mitigate noise by allowing aircraft to achieve higher altitudes before leaving the airport, reducing sound under the flight path. Extra runway length also means more room for aborted takeoffs and other emergencies. In addition, it improves the airports chances of resuming commercial air service with regional jets, which can require more runway length to take off when fully loaded with passengers. In approving the airports layout plan, which includes the paving project, the FAA found the proposed airport development shown on the plan useful and efficient. The airport authority, which receives no city or county tax dollars, is paying the entire $3.2 million cost of the project. OwenAmes-Kimball Co. serves as general contractor, and Kimley-Horn and Associates is providing engineering services. The timing of approval allows us to complete the runway work when the airport is less busy, Mr. Soliday says. Closing the runway is a regrettable inconvenience for some pilots, but the long-term benefits of the project make it worthwhile. Runway expansion takes off at Naples Municipal Airport

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 ice thats been flavored) on premises. And if you mix the two, you have what Philadelphia locals call a Radio Ball, said manager Sarah Skare. Recommended Radio Ball: vanilla custard and Mango Italian Water Ice. Abbotts Frozen Custard 491 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 793-7300Royal Scoop, Bonita Springs Death by Peanut Butter Georgia Pecan Sweet Potato SwirlDeath by Peanut B utter is probably not a bad way to go if youre at Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs. This particular item, I was inspired by Death By Chocolate and wed just come across these mini peanut butter cups, so we had the swirl and flavor and it was just putting it all together, said ice cream maker and store manager Steve Cummings. This fall, Mr. Cummings will whip up a few seasonal flavors: Georgia Pecan and Sweet Potato Swirl. The latter was one of my favorite things for Thanksgiving, Mr. Cummings said. Its his homage to the hot version, with sweet potato, pecans and marshmallows. Royal Scoop 15 Eighth St. Bonita Springs 992-2000Naples Ice Cream Factory Bake Sale Milla VanillaIt was one of the shops employees, 19-year-old college student Ashley Gaffney, who helped create two unique flavors. One, Milla Vanilla, was for the owners 9-year-old son, who doesnt care for chocolate but requested a cookies n cream flavor. The vanilla wafers in vanilla ice cream ended up a hit with customers, said owners Tom and Amy Spinelli. Mrs. Spinelli and Ms. Gaffney collaborated on another flavor called Bake Sale. When I went to a bake sale, I cared about the Rice Crispy treats, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, said Mrs. Spinelli. And thats exactly whats mixed in with vanilla ice cream and a fudge swirl. Naples Ice Cream Factory 2378 Immokalee Road Naples 594-0022Beebes Ice Cream, Marco Island Cookie Monster Garbage CanCookie Monster is a bright blue ice cream made with cookie dough and Oreo cookies that has become a hit with kids, said manager Taramarie Stolinas. And Garbage Can ice cream is something like a soda fountain suicide (mixing all the flavors). It has seven types of candy bars: Milky Way, Kit Cat, Hersheys, Three Musketeers, Butterfinger, Mr. Goodbar and Reeses. Beebes Ice Cream 599 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island 642-9800Cool Hand Lucs, Fort Myers Creamy Impeachmint Chocolate Chili Peanut ButterIt was a mistake, sort of. A batch of peach and mint ice cream was thrown together and called Creamy Impeachmint, said manager Jessica Montrose. The shops ice-cream makers mix up creative flavors of the day whenever it seems called for. You might not see some of these flavors again unless you request them or they become popular. To surprise their customers on April Fools Day this year, co-owners Mike Cosden and Luc Martin made a chocolate chili ice cream with cayenne peppers. Many of their flavors are vegan. Mr. Cosden also goes to a Thursday farmers market in Fort Myers and picks out fruit for seasonal sorbets, such as watermelon and mango. Peanut Butt er ice cream (the vegan version) is Mr. Cosdens favorite flavor. Its made simply using almond milk, and flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The concoction was originally going to be a topping, so the flavors are concentrated and rich. Cool Hand Lucs 2040 Collier Ave., Suite B Fort Myers (239) 791-8666Love Boat Ice Cream, Fort Myers Lemon Custard Dirty Turtle GarlicThe homemade flavors here include a smooth, creamy, refreshing Lemon Custard. Its not lemony or sour, said ice cream maker Jenny Roberts. Dirty Turtle, a blend of chocolate ice cream with caramel and pecans, has also been one of the latest hits among the many homemade blends at Love Boat. Owner Steve Staley named it after a nostalgic memory. We used to have a little summer cabin up on Castle Rock Lake in Wisconsin and there was a restaurant/bar there named the Dirty Turtle, Mr. Staley said. Our kids were constantly going down there. My son, when he was 4 and 5, hed go down and theyd fix him breakfast and we didnt even know he was going down there We have fond remembrances of the Dirty Turtle. When Jenny was talking about the turtle ice cream, it just struck me. Some Love Boat customers have made special requests for parties. Those include banana bacon (the house banana ice cream with bacon); and also, oddly enough, garlic ice cream for some type of convention or festival, Ms. Roberts recalls. We actually had to toast the garlic and put it in the ice cream. It was very weird It was very strong. I actually had to wear three layers of gloves and I could still smell the garlic on my hands. I guess it ended up being a hit. Some people really like it.Love Boat Ice Cream 16229 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers 466-7707Mr. Gs House of 2000 Flavors, Fort Myers Beach Cotton CandyIts cold, pink and neon blue, and tastes just like you guessed it. Mr. Gs House of 2000 Flavors, 1000 Fifth St. Fort Myers Beach 765-1131Kilwins, Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach Mud milkshakes (aka, Happiness) Senior citizens love Butter Pecan and kids prefer Superman ice cream (vanilla with colorful berry swirls), but Fort Myers Beach Mud blended into a milkshake is superlative to crew member Chad McAllister. I sell a ton of them in milkshakes because, Oh my God, its like drinking a Milky Way, he said. Beach Mud is a three way of caramel, chocolate and vanilla. People say, Whats in the Fort Myers Beach Mud? I say, Happiness, Mr. McAllister said.Kilwins 50 Old San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Beach 463-4500Daddy Dees Ice Cream Parlor, North Fort Myers Heavenly HashOwner Bruce Adams had a conversion experience that led him to Christianity and the real meaning of love in the 1990s. He holds regular weekly meetings about God after hours at his ice cream shop. All faiths are welcome, he said. We need to find a common denominator to rally around rather than everybody finding differences to fight over. Words of wisdom. And a good idea to help the U.S. government pass tricky legislation a bi-partisan ice cream provision. Senator, try the Heavenly Hash ice cream at Daddy Dees: vanilla with marshmallow, almonds, chocolate and love for all mankind. God bless America. Daddy Dees Ice Cream Parlor 13161 N. Cleveland Ave. North Fort Myers 997-4021Sweet Scoops Ice Cream, Port Charlotte Oops, Pumpkin Cherry VanillaThe crew at Sweet Scoops isnt afraid to experiment. The owner once accidently put cherries in the black raspberry ice cream and it became a popular favorite known as Oops. Theyll make Pumpkin ice cream in the fall. And the Cherry Vanilla is unique: there are few other places you can get a great French vanilla ice cream loaded with those irresistible maraschino cherries. Retirees Floyd and Jean Meiser make the trip to Sweet Scoops twice a week from their home in Venice. Best ice cream around, Mr. Meiser said. The place, which has made ice cream in house since the mid-1990s, has a following. The walls are covered with regulars license plates, from all 50 states and England. Manager Lucy Mansfield, 30, has worked there since she was 19 and remembers many customers by the license plates theyve left. One from Ohio near the window booth says No 2 Snow. He just passed away, but his grandkids come in, Ms. Mansfield said. Sweet Scoops Ice Cream 171 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte (941) 624-3051The Perfect Caper, Punta Gorda Mango Sorbet Crme Fraiche Brown Butter The Perfect Caper is a fine dining restaurant, but Chef Jeanie Roland is also famous for her homemade ice cream. She whips it up with the same farm to table ethic she brings to her other dishes. Mangoes are in season, so youll find mango sorbet, for example. The crme fraiche and brown butter ice creams are also favorites, said manager Jenn Collins. Ask staff about flavors of the day. The Perfect Caper 121 E. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda (941) 505-9009ICE CREAMFrom page 1 >> Ice cream facts>> It takes approximately 50 licks to nish off a scoop of ice cream. >> The largest ice cream pyramid, made in August 2002, had 3,894 scoops, totaled 22 layers and weighed 1,005 pounds. The pyramid was 53 inches high. (Guinness Book of World Records). >> July is National Ice Cream Month, created by Ronald Reagan in 1984. >> The history of ice cream dates back to the second century B.C. Many believe that it was invented in China. Nero used to send slaves to the mountains around 62 A.D. to bring fresh snow to the royal kitchens. This snow was then avored with fruits and juices to make avored ice. >> The widespread use of ice cream cones occurred after their introduction at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904. Many credit this as the birth of the ice cream cone. in the know EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBrothers Steven and Nick Spinelli dig into a bowl of Bake Sale ice cream at Naples Ice Cream Factory. >> Scream for moreHere are some more ice cream shops youll want to put on your list. in the know Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery 13020 Livingston Road 434-0293 Cesibon (re-opens Aug. 20) In Pelican Bay Marketplace 8807 Tamiami Trail N. 566-8363 Cold Stone Creamery 5999 Pine Ridge Road 348-1799 6420 Naples Blvd. 592-1600 Emack & Bolios Collection at Vanderbilt 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road 596-0010 Freddo Gelateria 995 Fifth Ave. Pkwy. 234-6770 Kilwins of Naples 743 Fifth Ave. S. 261-9898 Reginas 824 Fifth Ave. S. 434-8181 Ritas Italian Ice 2045 Tamiami Trail N. 417-4287 Sweet Annies 692 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island 642-7180 Yogurbella In Mercato 9118 Strada Place 431-6878


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 NEWS A9 Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 150 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care W e are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Southwest F lorida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F lorida will house 148 beds and many specialty servic es to treat the most critically-i ll childr en and their families.For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation The call is out for instructors to teach Fall 2011, Winter/ Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academys 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The academy is also seeking volunteers for curriculum planning committees to assist with program planning and growth. Life experience and a passion to share are the most important requirements; advanced degrees are not necessary. Instructors who give single lectures or lead short courses in categories including: art, business, computer, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. The academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture. Those interested in lecturing can download a course proposal form from www.fgcu. edu/racademy or can arrange to receive a form via mail by calling 425-3272. For more information, contact John Guerra at 434-4838 or Lifelong learning Renaissance Academy seeks instructorsA billboard-size canvas thats traveling around Southwest Florida in preparation for a Remember 9-11 Tenth Year commemoration comes to Naples on Sunday, April 7. Artist Leoma Lovegrove and her work-in-progress canvas will be at Dennison-Moran Gallery from noon to 6 p.m. The public is invited to stop by and add to the canvas names of those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The 18-by-10-foot canvas already holds 2,753 victims names, painted by hundreds of people at last months Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers and at Cape Corals Red, White and Boom July Fourth festivities. The public signing have become a gathering place where people share stories and reflect on where they were that day 10 years ago, Ms. Lovegrove says. We all want to make sure those who died are never forgotten, and we want to honor those who helped with rescue efforts. After the Dennison-Moran Gallery, Ms. Lovegrove and her traveling canvas are lined up for: IberiaBank, 1715 Cape Coral Parkway W., Cape Coral: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12; Sam Galloway Ford, 1800 Boy Scout Drive, Fort Myers: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13; The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; and Fort Myers Fire Station #6, 4000 Veronica Shoemaker Blvd., Fort Myers; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. By the end of its tour, the canvas with more than 3,000 names will be ready to serve as the base for a painting of an American bald eagle that Ms. Lovegrove will complete during the Remember 9-11 Tenth Year program planned for Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. For more information about the opportunity to paint a name on the canvas on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Dennison-Moran Gallery in Naples, call 263-0590. Owners Kathleen and Robert Dennison and Mary Moran recently moved from their longtime location on Fifth Avenue South to a larger space with a courtyard garden at 360 12th Ave. S. in the historic Third Street South district. Public invited to help Remember 9-11LOVEGROVE COURTESY PHOTOThe Remember 9-11 canvas was at The Franklin Shops in downtown Fort Myers for Art Walk in July. The Remember 9-11 logo created by Leoma Lovegrove.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME Hundreds of summer campers at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County tied themselves up in a giant game of Twister one recent sunny morning. More than 100 game boards were painted on the lawn, and teams of four twisted and stretched as the instructions were called out. Blind and visually impaired young clients of Lighthouse of Collier have delighted in a variety of camp experiences this summer, from exploring Naples Bay with Cruise Naples and the Freedom Waters Foundation to riding at Naples Equestrian Challenge and learning tennis from the pros at Cambier Park using special audible foam balls. COURTESY PHOTOS1. Zachary selecting his horse 2. Tennis group 3. Sarah with tennis pro Steve Bogdanoff 4. Xavian on board the Double SunshineHELEN CATLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Axel Nogueda, the overall winner 2. Tyler Brechel and Justin Bethea 3. Marco Celus 4. Briana Hernandez and Michelle Mendoza 1. 2.3.4. 1. 2. 3. 4.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 A more reputable careerThomas Heathfield was a well-paid banking consultant with a promising career in Maidenhead, England, but gave it up this year to move to South Africa and endure rigorous training as a sangoma (witch doctor). After five months of studying siSwati language, sleeping in the bush, hunting for animal parts, vomiting up goats blood and learning native dances, Mr. Heathfield, 32, was given a new name, Gogo Mndawe, and is now qualified to read bones and prescribe herbal cures (among the skills expected of sangomas by the roughly 50 percent of South Africas population that reveres them). He admitted concern about his acceptance as a white man calling out African spirits, but when (the people) see (me) dance, perhaps those questions go away. Cultural diversity Hundreds of blondes paraded through Riga, Latvia, on May 28 at the third annual March of the Blondes festival designed to lift the countrys spirits following a rough stretch for the economy. More than 500 blondes registered, including 15 from New Zealand, seven from Finland and 32 from Lithuania, according to a woman who told Agence France-Presse that she was the head of the Latvian Association of Blondes. Money collected during the event goes to local charities. A clumsy smuggler (who managed to get away) failed to contain the dozens of king cobras and other snakes he was transporting from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Hanoi (probably to be sold illegally to restaurants). After panic broke out on the train and police were called, the snakes were collected and turned over to a sanctuary. (Upscale restaurants can charge as much as the equivalent of $500 for a meal of king cobra, beginning with the selection of the snake, and having it killed at tableside, on to a serving of a snakes-blood appetizer. In one survey, 84 percent of Hanois restaurants were serving illegal wild animals of some sort, including weasel, monitor lizard and porcupine.) Cutting-edge researchIts good to be an Arizona State University student, where those 21 and older can earn $60 a night by getting drunk. Psychology professor Will Corbin, operating with National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grants, conducts studies of drunk students memories, response times and decision-making processes through extensive questioning after he has raised their blood-alcohol level to precisely 0.08 percent (which Arizona regards as presumed-impaired for drivers). Students are served one type of vodka cocktail, three drinks worth, in a bar-like room on campus, and after 15 minutes to let the alcohol be absorbed, the questioning and testing begin. (At the end of the night, taxis are called for the students.) NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEQuestionable judgments Zhou Xin, 68, failed to get a callback from the show judges for the Chinas Got Talent TV reality show in June, according to a CNN report (after judge Annie Yi screamed in horror at his act). Mr. Zhou is a practitioner of one of the 2 Shaolin skills, namely iron crotch gong, and for his talent, he stoically whacked himself in the testicles with a weight and then with a hammer. The elegant, expansive, gleaming new glass-and-concrete indoor stairway at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio, opened recently, to mostly rave reviews for its sense of space and light, creating the feeling of walking suspended on air. However, as Judge Julie Lynch and other women soon discovered, the glass partitions at each step make it easy for perverts to gawk from underneath at dress-wearing women using the stairs. (Y)oure on notice, Judge Lynch warned her sister dress-wearers, that you might want to take the elevator. Pablo Borgen has apparently been living without neighbors complaints in Lakeland, Fla., despite general knowledge that he is, according to sheriffs officials, one of the areas major heroin traffickers, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars a month. Following a drug sting in June, however, neighbors discovered another fact about Mr. Borgen: that he and some of his gang were each drawing $900 a month in food stamps. Formerly indifferent neighbors were outraged by Mr. Borgens abuse of benefits, according to WTSP-TV. Hang him by his toes, said one. Ive been out of work since February (2008). I lived for a year on nothing but ... food stamps. Roy Miracle, 80, of Newark, Ohio, passed away in July, and his family honored him and his years of service as a prankster and superfan of the Ohio State Buckeyes with a commemorative photo of three of Miracles fellow obsessives making contorted-body representations of O, H and O for their traditional visual cheer. In the photo, Miracle assumed his usual position as the I or, rather, his corpse did. (Despite some criticism, most family and friends thought Miracle was properly honored.) Latest religious messages In July, after Indias Supreme Court ordered an inventory, a Hindu temple in Trivandrum was found to contain at least $22 billion worth of gold, diamonds and jeweled statues given as offerings to the deity by worshippers over several centuries. The wealth was until now believed to be the property of Indias royal family, but the Supreme Court ruling turns it over to Indias people. Authorities believe the $22 billion figure is conservative. The notorious Santa Croce monastery in Rome was closed in May (and converted to an ordinary church) on orders from the Vatican following reports about Sister Anna Nobili, a former lap-dancer who taught other nuns her skills and who was once seen lying spread-eagled before an altar clutching a crucifix. Santa Croce was also an embarrassment for its luxury hotel, which had become a mecca for celebrities visiting Rome.


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PAGE 16 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 of their Naples home, preferring to page through books alone or complete intricate puzzles that were too advanced for Maggie. He also had a penchant for lining up items according to the color spectrum red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. Kathy Lowers figured her son was just an intellectual kid who liked to play independently. I thought it quirky, she says, but did not worry until it got to the point where he would line up just about everything in a room. When a friend saw how Nate had regressed, she gave Mrs. Lowers a book on autism, a developmental brain disorder that affects social interaction and communication skills. Researchers estimate it strikes one child in every 110 and four times as many boys as girls. Autism had been staring me in the face, screaming in my face, but I had been in denial, Mrs. Lowers says. She took Nate to a neurologist and a team of diagnostic specialists, but didnt wait for the results before sending out a desperate e-mail to her home-school group. Someone told her about the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, an organization run by the University of South Florida to help families coping with autism. They referred her to Tina Gelpi, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University. Although it might sound like something related to career development, occupational therapy for children with autism helps to encourage appropriate responses to information received from the senses, such as touch, sound and movement. Therapeutic activities aim to develop social, play and learning skills as well as the ability to perform tasks such as getting dressed and playing with others. Dr. Gelpi began working with Nate several times a month, then recruited a class of her graduate students in the summer of 2010 to enhance the work with Nate and his family. We set goals based on Nates needs and his familys interests, Dr. Gelpi says. Its such a wonderful learning experience for the students and me. It would have been difficult to find a better family with which to work. Mrs. Lowers, who has a masters degree in education and taught community college, had been home-schooling Nates older siblings Abraham, 12; Victoria, 10; Catalina, 8; and Isabella, 6. Adding Nate and Maggie created a one-room schoolhouse with a peer (his twin) and suitable role models (his older siblings), Dr. Gelpi says. They started with basic activities most people take for granted: climbing steps. Then they progressed to swimming, helping Nate develop coordination and muscle strength. A group of occupational therapy students took Nate and his siblings to Pump It Up, a Fort Myers party place filled with inflatable slides and other equipment, where climbing and romping in stockinged feet are the primary activities. He also began attending Naples Equestrian Challenge, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program that helps those with disabilities improve balance, self-discipline and concentration. As the familys sole breadwinner, Nates father, Charles, spends most of his time working as a software developer. But he also had teaching experience, so he helps with the childrens schooling and handles the most physical aspects of Nates therapy. Mrs. Lowers explains the multidimensional approach this way: The theory is that theres a window of opportunity that closes, an opportunity to form new pathways of communication in the brain. If you dont reach them before they are 4 or 5, they may never speak. Im trying everything there is. Among the behavioral problems common to children with autism are frequent emotional meltdowns, which aptly describe the daily episodes when Nate crumbled to the floor, crying inconsolably. Dr. Gelpi thought a therapy dog might be the answer, even though its rare for children younger than 6 or 7 to get them. Armed with a recommendation from Dr. Gelpi, the Lowers applied at Paws for Love, a program sponsored by Humane Society Naples, which trains therapy dogs for people with developmental disabilities. Enter Falcon, a specially trained golden retriever who comes from a line of dogs bred for their supremely mellow temperament and high intelligence. Even at 5 months, the gangly puppy knew to be gentle with his new companion and quickly understood his role. When Nate has a meltdown, the dog puts a paw on him or sidles up next to him and licks his face. Not only does it immediately calm Nate, he now has far fewer meltdowns. They used to happen multiple times a day, says Mrs. Lowers. Now he has one maybe once a week. Falcon is like having a therapist in the house. Every morning, the family runs around the yard for exercise. Falcon makes the circuit and, as a result, Nates happy to run, too. Home schooling involves all the children taking turns working with Nate. Included in their arsenal of therapybased educational equipment are games Dr. Gelpis students designed just for him. Theres one that helps him match animals to the sounds they make; an obstacle course he can use in a pool; a song thats helped him learn how to get dressed; and a story that teaches him how to play cooperatively with his twin sister by taking turns constructing a Thomas the Train puzzle. A homemade basketball hoop and kicking games develop his gross motor skills. Theres even a manual that shows his mother how to massage him to get him to sleep better or pay attention. Mrs. Lowers says the games the students designed specifically for Nate, understanding his history and needs, have been invaluable. I use the therapy games they made every day in our home therapy regimen, and Nate is definitely gaining skills from them, she says. Speech therapists work with him at the house a couple of times a week. Dr. Gelpi also guided the family in using something called therapeutic listening, which increases his attention to what he hears in the environment. The combination of therapies has made a vast difference and its not just Nate whos benefiting. Its productive, meaningful time for Nate and his siblings, Dr. Gelpi says. NATEFrom page 1 With a special-needs child, you have to celebrate every small improvement they make, rather than mourn the skills they have not yet mastered. Kathy Lowers, Nates momCOURTESY PHOTOFGCU assistant professor Tina Gelpi helps Nate prepare for his graduation at Naples Equestrian Challenge.COURTESY PHOTONate gets acquainted with his therapy dog, Falcon.COURTESY PHOTOKathy and Nate Lowers play a color and shape sorting game created by an FGCU student.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 NEWS A17 How it works: Find a BuddyChoose a family member, friend or coworker Mark Your CalendarOn the 2nd of each month, mark your calendar as a reminder Call Your BuddyRemind each other to do breast self exams To Get A Free Packet Visit Call (239)936-0382 or visit any 21st Century Oncology of ce Get your free Buddy Check tool kit as a simple reminder to do your breast self-exam every month. Rie Aihara, M.D. Amy Fox, M.D. They are developing family bonds. The household is a community of learners, all working on strengths, all getting the attention they need to blossom. Mrs. Lowers says Dr. Gelpi and her students have helped her tremendously as well. When I first met Dr. Gelpi, I was in a fog, confused about what therapies were out there and not sure how to start, she says. I had talked to doctors and read websites, but they all seemed to focus on the problems of autism and it was all such a downer. In contrast, the first thing Dr. Gelpi told me was that we would be focusing on what Nate could do, not what he could not do. We would find his strengths and praise and encourage him in those, and then work step by step on the areas he needed help in. It changed her thinking. I went from being overwhelmed with bad news to seeing that there was a way to work with my son and help him improve. Sessions with her not only helped Nate tremendously, but they were a boost to me, too. I always left feeling so proud of Nates accomplishments. With a special-needs child, you have to celebrate every small improvement they make, rather than mourn the skills they have not yet mastered. There have been many occasions for celebration over the past year. This spring Nate suddenly began writing numbers and words using capital and lowercase letter. He now makes frequent eye contact and smiles. He runs and jumps, runs up stairs and climbs ladders with glee. He is learning to dress himself and brush his teeth. His sister Isabella taught him American Sign Language, which he uses when he wants something. Hes also begun talking more. Hes making tremendous progress, says Dr. Gelpi. Hes in a loving environment and he is learning to be loving toward others. His creativity is being tapped and hes able to express it. Hes a very sensitive child with amazing thoughts that someday hes going to share with everyone. Reprinted from the summer 2011 issue of FGCUs Pinnacle magazine. For more information, visit >> About autism Autism affects one in 110 children and one in 70 boys. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. in the know COURTESY PHOTOKathy Lowers watches her son ride.COURTESY PHOTOMindy Cowan and Tina Gelpi guide Nate and his horse, Pick A Spot, across the arena.COURTESY PHOTOKathy Lowers reads to Isabella, left, Nate and Maggie.


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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGOne goal at NCH is to be the employer of choice in Collier County, by being market competitive while adding value for those who deliver care, as well as for those who receive care in our community. To achieve that goal, we plan for the worst and work for the best to create competitive rewards and job security. Taking care of ourselves, as we remain prudent and poised for future success, requires a careful balance that is considered daily by the leadership team and bimonthly by our 24-member board of trustees. At the most recent board meeting, we reviewed our quality metrics, patient satisfaction scores, philanthropic support, capital needs and economic progress all in connection with how best to reward the 3,703 employees who are responsible for our success in caring for the Collier County community. In assessing our rewards and recognition structure, we first consider the local labor markets Lee and Collier counties as well as the regional areas of Tampa and Orlando. We also factor in national comparisons as we look at salaries and benefits. Of prime importance in our calculations is the ability of our major payer, Medicare, to continue to pay for care at the same rate that it has in the past. We must be concerned with the prospect that the federal governments current crisis may well affect the more than 60 percent of NCH income that is comprised of Medicare payments. Medicaid is responsible for another 9 percent of our total revenue. In June, we were told that Floridas Medicaid payment would be reduced by 12 percent starting in July. This directive was modified about three weeks ago, and we were advised that the reduction in Floridas payment might be more modest, depending on federal funding of state Medicaid programs. The point is these are rapidly changing reimbursement times, and we need to remain flexible in order to respond to the uncertain health-care landscape. During the past four years, despite economic uncertainty, we have consistently awarded employees with either a raise and/ or bonus. We are proud to have weathered the economic storm while improving the level of care we provide our friends and neighbors and fortifying our financially stability, as evidenced by the strong bond ratings we received earlier this year from Moodys and Fitch. Due to the uncertainty about governmental reimbursement, we are not planning a raise at this time. However in appreciation of our accomplishments this past year, I am pleased to announce that the board is planning a 2 percent bonus this year for all eligible employees. We expect to pay the bonus in November, as is our custom, before the Thanksgiving holiday and after the books on our financial year are audited and closed. Weve already started planning for next year, when our bonus will be tied to our ability to work together to raise the overall hospital systems HCAHP (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) score greater than the 50th percentile. Medicare will withhold 1 percent of our payment, unless our mean score is 66 or higher from patients rating us a 9 or 10 on the question: How do patients rate the hospital overall? NCH has performed admirably in these challenging times. The boards bonus commitment to employees is well deserved and a reflection of our collective success. Our goal even with continuing uncertain reimbursement rates that squeeze us financially is to continue to be an economic beacon of Southwest Florida and the employer of choice in Collier County. Economic uncertainty doesnt thwart employee rewardsTO YOUR HEALTH allenWEISS Incisionless procedure can put the damper onSTRAIGHT TALK Center helps with daily living skills for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and Florida Division of Blind Services offer free classes in daily living skills to help the blind and visually impaired live more independently.Classes meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 25 at the center at 424 Bayfront Place. Call 430-3934 to sign up. Help replenish blood suppliesCommunity Blood Center has experienced a bigger than usual drop in summertime supplies, and donors are urged to give. Types O+ and A+ are especially needed. All donors become eligible to win the summer grand prize of four adult, two-day passes to Busch Gardens and an overnight stay at Wingate by Windham, Tampa. Community Blood Center in Naples is at 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza Building, next to the NCH Healthcare System parking garage. Valet parking is offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The center is closed on Thursday. Call 436-5455. In Bonita Springs, Community Blood Center is in Sunshine Plaza at 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday (closed for lunch from 12:15-1 p.m.). The center is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 495-1138. Donors can give blood every 56 days. Minimum age to give blood is 16 with parent present; there is no upper age limit. For a list of upcoming bloodmobile locations, visit Bonita health center offers $20 physicalsBonita Community Health Center is offering extended hours for $20 back-to-school and sports physicals at the walk-in clinic at 3501 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs. No appointment is necessary. Hours are SEE HEARTBURN, A23 SEE HEALTH, A23 The number of people suffering from chronic acid reflux and severe heartburn is on the rise, forcing many to begin prescription medications or consider surgery to cope with the symptoms of this disease. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, nearly 19 million Americans are affected by persistent heartburn that occurs two or more days a week despite treatment and lifestyle changes. For those requiring surgery, the conventional option was a procedure whereby a series of small incisions were made so that a surgeon could access and repair the valves in the esophagus. A relatively new treatment, however, can mean fewer complications, less pain and a faster recovery. EsophyX TIF is an incisionless procedure involving a small device that is inserted through the mouth to recreate the bodys natural valve. The procedure is approved by the Federal Drug Administration and has been performed in the United States for just about two years. This is a very good procedure for the right person, says Dr. Thomas Bass, a board-certified general surgeon at Physicians Regional Healthcare System. He adds about 80 percent of those who have the procedure are able to get off their heartburn medications completely and get back to enjoying their lives. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is caused by anatomic changes in the bodys natural anti-reflux valve. Normally, after swallowing, the valve between the esophagus and stomach opens to allow food to pass. Then it closes to prevent stomach contents from refluxing into the esophagus. Excessive weight, diet and aging are among the many factors contributing to GERD. Roughly 10 to 15 percent of adults suffer from GERD on a daily basis, Dr. Bas says. Drug companies are making billions on medicines to treat GERD, he adds. Unfortunately, medications dont work for everyone. During the EsophyX TIF procedure, tissue folds are formed and fastened to reconstruct the antireflux valve at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach. This prevents stomach fluids from backing up into the esophagus. Each procedure takes less than an hour under general anesthesia. Usually, the patient is able to go home the next day. Patients must avoid hard or solid foods for a couple of weeks while the esophagus heals. But once that time has passed, most can enjoy any types of foods they desire without recurrence of acid reflux.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Learn moreDr. Thomas Bass will discuss EsophyX TIF, incisionless surgery for relief of severe heartburn, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Also coming up at the hospital is a program titled Living With Back Pain, presented by Dr. R. Rick Bhasin, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Both seminars are free. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 348-4180. in the know BASS

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Attendants are asked to bring old prescription glasses or sunglasses for donation to the Dr. Bass notes that the procedure is not for everyone and there are some things that heartburn sufferers can do to reduce the attacks. For most people, symptoms are improved with lifestyle changes. Losing weight helps ease stomach pressure and can resolve reflux. Others find that eating smaller meals or avoiding foods like chocolate, spicy foods, citrus fruits, alcohol and caffeine can help alleviate symptoms. A range of medications can help, too. Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec and Prevacid, can block the release of acid in the stomach and, when taken regularly, provide long-term relief for some people. Unfortunately, for a small percentage of sufferers, chronic acid reflux is more than a discomfort and an inconvenience: Its factor in making esophageal cancer the fastest growing cancer in the country. Physicians Regional Healthcare System operates two hospitals in Collier County with 201 licensed beds, an affiliated multi-specialty physician group and a staff of more than 300 physicians.HEALTHFrom page 22HEARTBURNFrom page 22Naples Lions Club. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 565-9302 or e-mailing Conference set for caregiversFlorida Gulf Coast University and Lee Memorial Health System, in conjunction with The Southwest Florida Palliative Care Coalition, will host a palliative care conference for hospice workers, caregivers, volunteers working with an aging population, religious leaders and interested community members 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. 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Brown said shelters have tried to help cats maintain their true personalities by trading small cages for large rooms where cats share space, or by increasing the number of volunteer foster homes so cats dont have to stay in the shelter while waiting for a new home. She also notes that the behavior problem that pushes many to give up on a cat house-soiling is in many cases cured by the change of scenery. We often find the problem so specific to the cats previous environment that the problem doesnt shift from one home to the next, she said. Ms. Brown and Dr. Khuly agree that knowing what youre getting into is the key to a successful adoption, whether youre dealing with the craziness of a kitten, the normal readjustment period of a newly adopted adult cat or the special needs of an animal with chronic health problems or behavior issues. You need a working relationship with your veterinarian, said Dr. Khuly, who stresses this is even more true when considering a special-needs cat. In the end, of course, the decisions are yours. But when you open your heart to a hard-luck kitty, you may find that the one who benefits most from the relationship is not the cat... but you. BY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyOpen your heart to a special-needs Dr. Khuly herself has adopted more than a few sick pets, but she also said its essential to approach choosing any pet with open eyes and a sense of whats involved emotionally, practically and financially. The place to start is with a clear-eyed evaluation of a pets health and behavior. An initial read on the health of a cat or kitten isnt difficult, said Khuly. Eyes clear and bright, devoid of crustiness or secretions. Nostrils clean, nice pink gums, a clean, full coat and ears free of debris. Breathing should be easy and not labored, she said, adding that a kitten should also be able to walk and eat on his own, follow a finger and show interest in his surroundings.Nevada Humanes Ms. Brown said asking shelter staff or rescue volunteers for advice Listen to your head or follow your heart? When it comes to choosing a cat, its possible to do both, as long as you know what youre getting into. For many, a kitten is the only choice: A healthy feline baby is nearly irresistible, and the choices are many during kitten season, which is at its height now. But feline experts say that for many people, saving a cat others pass on an older cat, or one with special needs can be intensely satisfying on a personal level, and that benefit is one that should not be discounted. This is all about what you get for the giving, and sometimes when you choose the cat whos being overlooked, what you get is a really deep bond with that animal, said Bonney Brown, director of the Reno-based Nevada Humane Society. Many have cared for a cat for a lifetime after what started as an impulse decision to save that pet. Veterinarians know the appeal of specialneeds pets often because they adopt such animals themselves. A lot of us have this desire to nurture, said Miami veterinarian Dr. Patricia Khuly, a popular blogger and frequent contributor to pet-related publications. I know there are plenty of veterinarians who advise not to take on a sick pet, but we veterinarians are often the worst at taking our own advice.PET TALES Feline groovy Adopting a cat whos older or has special needs can be a deeply satisfying experience. Pets of the Week >> Heidi is a 5-monthold calico. A real homebody, she loves giving and receiving attention.>> Onyx is a cute little Manx whos about 3 months old. He gets along very well with his roommates.>> Petunia is a pit bull mix whos very sweet. Shes only a couple of months old, so she needs training, but shes smart and eager to please.>> Reese is a mellow pointer mix whos about a year old and weighs about 55 pounds. Sweet and sturdy, hell make a wonderful family pet.To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit to search for a lost pet or to nd a new pet.


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Supplies will benefit youth in foster care through the CHS Independent Living Program as well as those enrolled in the Developmental Disabilities Program, Healthy Families Florida and Early Child Learning Centers in Naples.In Naples, the drop-off location Title Connection, 1415 Panther Lane; in Fort Myers, donations can be delivered to Waterman Broadcasting, 3719 Central Ave.For more information, call CHS at 334-0222. Marco chamber wants back-toschool suppliesThe Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting back-to-school supplies so area children can return to the classroom with everything they need to get the new academic year off to a good start. In addition to supplies, monetary donations are welcome. Appropriate supplies include: composition notebooks and spiral notebooks, 5-inch blunt scissors, 3-by-5 index cards, Kleenex, three-ring binders (1, 1.5 or 2 inches), crayons, colored pencils and glue or glue sticks.Supplies or checks can be dropped off at the chamber, 1102 N. Collier Blvd., anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 394-7549. Undy Sunday involves 45 organizationsOrganizers of the 15th annual Undy Sunday drive for socks and underwear hope for more donations than ever this year, as more school children than ever are in need. The collection drive benefits students at 34 Collier County public elementary schools, as well as young clients of Youth Haven and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Forty-five churches and synagogues will set out donation boxes on Sunday, Aug. 14 and 21, to collect new socks and underwear for boys and girls sizes six through 12. Monetary donations also are needed to purchase backpacks and school supplies.It is undeniable that the economic problems that have affected us here in Southwest Florida are particularly acute among the children of the underemployed and unemployed, says Armando Galella, district director of Catholic Charities of Collier County, the agency organizing the drive.Since the first Undy Sunday organized by John Fitzgerald in 1997, the number of churches and synagogues joining the cause has more than doubled, and about 650,000 undergarments have been distributed.Donations can also can be dropped off at Catholic Charities, 2210 Santa Barbara Blvd. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MondayThursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 455-2655. Immokalee kids will step back to class on the right footThe Guadalupe Centers annual Back-toSchool Shoe Drive will outfit more than 350 of the most impoverished children in Immokalee in new shoes for the first day of school. For many of the recipients ages 5 to 14, it will be the first pair of new shoes they have ever owned. Donations of new shoes or money to help purchase them are welcome and should be made by Friday, Aug. 12. Shoes can be dropped off at the Guadalupe Center Resale Shop at 8100 Trail Blvd., corner of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road, in North Naples. Monetary donations can be made online at www. A gift of $25 will fund a trip to Snyderman Shoes, where staff will fit each youngster for a new pair of sneakers. Laces of Love provides new socks for each child, and the shoe store adds lunch to make the backto-school shopping trip complete. The Seminole Casino and Guadalupe Centers corporate coaches provide transportation to and from Immokalee.The mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break the cycle of poverty by providing education, social and other support programs for at-risk children and families of Immokalee. For more information, call 6577711 or visit Shelter hopes donors will Give Back: Stuff a PackThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children is conducting its annual Give Back: Stuff a Pack drive for back-to-school supplies. In addition to the standard pencils and pens, notebooks and paper, items on the list include: Gift cards to store such as Target, WalMart and Payless Shoes; school clothes/ uniforms and shoes; backpacks, pencil boxes, lunchboxes and thermoses; Kleenex; glue sticks; highlighters and washable markers; watercolors and primary paints; pocket folders with prongs, 2-inch binders and dividers; construction paper; calculators and protractors. Items are distributed to children residing in the 60-bed Beau Venturi Home emergency shelter, as well as to children receiving support through outreach offices in Naples and Immokalee. Back-to-school donations can be dropped between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Shelters Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. 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His wit can be devastating.... Paul Oliver, Savannah Syncopators Look in the direction you wish the sound to go. A good drummer must not eat chicken wings. Dr. Albert Irwin Good Im bangin on your eardrum. Somethin I want to tell. Now let me get up in it. Listen! To your heart while its beatin in your chest....What you livin for? What you dyin for? Wait; just wait; just wait just a minute. Listen... Talib Kweli, ListenA griot, or jeli, is a wandering West African poet musician. The word griot is a French transliteration of a Portuguese word that means servant. The jeliya, the knowledge of the oral tradition of the jeli, comes from the root word for blood. This refers to griots being endogamous; they marry other griots. Their love language is the life blood bearing the oral tradition itself, ever revitalized by their personal interpretation and rendition. This is living mission of ever-changing present communication to all the surrounding communities. The griots might play talking drums. These hourglass shaped drums are constructed to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech. The messages are sent using short words and extra phrases, often repeated. While these phrases might seem redundant in speech, they serve to create meaning context in the drum signal. Extra beats and stock phrases reduce ambiguity of tonal phonemes. The resultant sounds are also beautiful. This non-digitized internet is ultimately and primordially embodied: Lets look at our original drums. Enter through pinna, the auricle, into the canal. Inside, the tympanic membrane, the ear drum, sends encountered oscillation on to the ossicles, the three ear bones. As the world pulses, this ear drum responds and transmits. This receptor-transmitter drum arises from all three embryonic germ layers. It is one of very few adult structures to originate in this way. But there is more, deeper. Inside the treasure chest cavity, there is heart drum. This hollow, muscular organ rests upon the cord-like tendon of the diaphragm. Inside there are four chambers, two auricles on top and two ventricles below. The auricles are so named because they look like the ear of an animal. Ventricle comes from the Latin diminutive for belly. Ear over belly and belly under ear. The right side of the set up, auricle and ventricle, brings blood to receive breath; both left chambers send blood as breath-bearer into body. The heart beat has two sounds: lub, dup. Receive breath, give breath. Life is sounded, each part loving the other, in and out, on and on. The beat goes on. The word beat comes from a Germanic root, which means slay. What is slain? There is the extinguishment of past, future, and present. There is the striking of the knell, a violent inviolate. And what walks into the light? Well, really, baby, baby: You slay me. Inviolable. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011Architects all aroundStatewide AIA conference convenes, and more. B9-10TK INSIDEOn the MoveSee whos going where and doing what on the local business scene. B4 Real estate news$7 million sale makes Significant list. B11 Maximum occupancy AS BRITISH PETROLEUMS DEEPWATER Horizon platform hemorrhaged oil for almost 100 days into the northern Gulf of Mexico beginning on April 20, 2010, a world-class column of smoke filled the broad expanse of sky above. Disappearing into that towering toxic mushroom the subject of unforgettable satellite photos seen around the globe were the anticipated summer profits of hoteliers and tourist rental agents up and down the Southwest Florida coast, hundreds of miles distant and unaffected by the physical consequences of the spill. That worst-ever summer of 2010 came on top of a recession officially declared dead but unofficially still strangling the tourist economy. But now things are looking up instead of choking off or burning up, officials and business owners say. Summer numbers are higher than they have been in years. A couple of years ago, we were screwed by the recession, and we knew it, and last summer we had BP it was a total disaster as far as the tourism industry on the west coast of Florida was concerned, or in all of Florida, notes Phil McCabe, owner and innkeeper of The Inn on Fifth, Naples. But now our hotel occupancy for most of the year has been exceeding even our best year in 2008, and in the last two months its significantly more. Across the tourist industry here the Hotels filling up during the traditionally slow seasonA couple of years ago, we were screwed by the recession, and we knew it, and last summer we had BP it was a total disaster as far as the tourism industry on the west coast of Florida was concerned, or in all of Florida. Phil McCabe, owner and innkeeper, The Inn on Fifth, Naples.BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ COURTESY PHOTOSEE TOURISM, B8 Cultural industries are economic powerhouses and states have the data to prove it, according to a new analysis from the National Endowment for the Arts. Drawing on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries is a new NEA research note that examines the value added by three selected cultural industries: (1) performing arts, sports, and museums; (2) motion pictures and sound recording; and (3) publishing (including software). Combined, these three cultural industries contributed a total of $278.4 billion to the U.S. economy in 2009. The NEA research note also looks at dollars and jobs added to individual state economies by these cultural industries. Each year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates the value added by major industry groups, including performing arts, sports, and museums. Value added refers to an industrys contribution to the U.S. economy through its labor and capital, excluding material and energy costs. More detailed industry breakouts that isolate the performing arts and museums from sports are conducted every five years, most recently for 2002 data. That year, for example, value added from sports was $16.9 billion, value added from the performing arts was $7.2 billion, and value added from museums was $4.7 billion. Key findings of the study include: In 2009, the performing arts, sports, and museums added $70.9 billion to the U.S. economy. That same year, the motion picture and sound recording industries contributed $59.8 billion, while publishing (including software) added $147.7 billion. Cultural industries have contributed increasingly greater amounts to the U.S. economy. Between 1987 and 2009, for example, inflation-adjusted value added by the performing arts, sports, and museums nearly doubled. The 2007-2009 recession affected cultural production. Real value added from the performing arts, sports, and museums fell by 1.4 percent in 2008; it dipped 5.5 percent the following year. Contractions also occurred in the motion picture and sound recording industries and in publishing.The NEA research note Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries is available for download in the Research section of New research shows the value of cultural industriesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGDebt deals and a dearth of leadershipA lot of people outside the U.S. thought the debt ceiling crisis has been beyond insanity. These outsiders look at us in disbelief that we would allow, or come close to allowing, the worlds greatest power to default on its debt and to allow its credit rating to slip from AAA. The U.S., after all, is the country designated as the worlds reserve currency and also the country with the largest GDP. Having spoken with many foreigners who visit and live in Florida, its clear to see that the deficit brinksmanship in Washington D.C. has been risky business, for us and for the world. True, the Europeans have their own problems. Many Germans know elements of the ridiculous as they are dealing with the Greek, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, etc. sovereign debt issues. In those cases, the burden falls disproportionately on German shoulders. While economic growth continues in Brazil, India and China, (and not to the exclusion of some other countries), nobody, but nobody, would want to yield our political system in favor of these countries. But taking a closer look at these countries, there could be some elements of jealousy when you see the relative ease with which they undertake economic reform. In China, for instance, the economic, financial, tax debates are nonexistent. The Communist Party has fiscal and monetary decisions made by a selective group (mostly men) who are all on the same political and economic page. Political wrangling, wrestling and show time is diminimous. That, of course, is not to say that the Chinese leadership do everything capitalist-right, not that they do anything transparently, or with proper accounting or capital structure or with proper labor relations and practices. There is a lot done in total contravention of U.S. values. But the Chinese do make decisions quickly and get the economic job done efficiently, and this has significantly helped in their rapid growth. In the past 10 years, the Chinese aggressively: bought and developed offshore sources of energy; they continue to create new infrastructure of roads, ports, water systems, not only in their country but in ports critical to their trade (i.e. Panama Canal); created a formidable military and a string of pearls (quasi naval bases along Middle East and Far Eastern oil shipping and oil refining routes); created other attendant military assets; built their foreign reserve surpluses; transitioned their labor force from all unskilled to some skilled labor, and now are entering into the professional labor/services for export market. Now that is phenomenal growth, based on well-laid and executed plans. But I remind myself that no American wants that exceptional growth at the expense of political oppression. So the U.S. needs economic growth, as that would solve deficit problems, unemployment levels, housing values, etc. The formula for Gross Domestic Product growth is unchanging; it requires a net increase in the equations components. C (Consumption) + I (Business Investment) + G (Government Spending) + Net Exports = GDP. To create growth, you need money and leadership. Without both, you go nowhere. Now, which component in that equation is going to come up with the money to create the spending that drives GDP? The consumer is tapped out; the governments spending is being curtailed and the forms of government spending are constantly challenged as to their effectiveness (A couple trillion later, the U.S. is still dependent on foreign energy sources; have much needed infrastructure rebuilds and new sources of water, etc.) And as to net exports, no one in the U.S. is expecting us to generate a trade surplus any time soon. In my opinion, the solution lies with business investment. Do the large U.S. corporations have the money to drive expansion? Absolutely they do, and they have huge cash balances. But will they? Their decisionmaking involves a myriad of factors and their utilization of their cash will not necessarily be deployed within the 50 states. Overseas markets offer increasingly more competent skilled labor and professional services. As with prior recessions, growth often hinges on the small business start-up and small business expansion, the real drivers of employment. As the U.S. has a dearth of political leadership uniting people under a common vision and constrained purse strings at federal, state and municipal levels, the baton is seemingly passed to the business community. And in any environment in which government spending is curtailed (the G in the above GDP equation), then just to keep GDP at current levels will require a significant increase in spending by the only sector that has meaningful cash. businesses. 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She is board certified in internal medicine and has more than 10 years of primary care experience. Dr. Sciavolino-Days specialties include: heart disease and stroke prevention; cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension control; cancer prevention screens; proactive annual physicals; pre-operative evaluations; and osteoporosis/osteopenia. She is accepting patients ages 10 and older at the Physicians Regional Pebblebrooke location. Job Recruitment Jill Snyder Caballero and Todd Reynolds have joined the staff at The Morisey-Dart Group, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in placing mid-management to high-level executives across various industries. During the past eight years, Ms. Caballero and Mr. Reynolds have successfully partnered with hundreds of companies to assist in the identification and placement of key employees. Law Kimberly Swanson of the law firm of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A., has completed the advanced paralegal certification program on discovery through the National Association of Legal Assistants. Ms. Swanson earned both her certified paralegal and Florida registered Automotive John Marazzi has resigned as managing partner at John Marrazi Nissan in Naples. Mr. Marazzi took over Naples Nissan in 2008, renamed it and went on to become a two-time Circle of Excellence winner and one of the Top 20 Volume Nissan dealers in the country. Awards & Recognition Greg Billings of the Steinway Piano Gallery of Bonita Springs accepted a Top 100 Dealer Award at the recent convention and trade show of the National Association of Music Merchants in Nashville, Tenn. Banking & Finance Naples native Eric Poeltl has joined Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as a client associate. He will be responsible for performing extensive quantitative analysis and maintaining existing trading models as well as developing new ones. Mr. Poeltl earned a bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylv ania. Keith Embree has joined FineMark National Bank & Trust as senior vice president and senior lending officer in Naples. Mr. Embree recently retired after nearly two decades with Northern Trust in Southwest Florida. He serves on the budget review committee for the United Way of Collier County. Ceil Mosher has joined FineMark National Bank & Trust as vice presidentprivate banking at the Coconut Point office. Ms. Mosher comes to FineMark with more than 20 years of banking experience in Lee County. A resident of Estero since 1982, she volunteers at Bonita Middle School and at Hope Hospice. Board Appointments Charles Campbell and Peter Negri paralegal designations in 2009. She has been with the firm since February 2002.Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A. and Legacy Title have moved to a new location on the south side of Vanderbilt Beach Road, at 2235 Venetian Court, Suite 5, in Naples. The 15-year-old firm purchased the building to help centralize its various specialties. Leadership Marco The following members of the Class of 2011 for Leadership Marco recently had their kick-off meeting, followed by a reception hosted by the Class of 2010: Desiree Buhelos, The Boat House Motel; Jennifer Bullock, Mutual of Omaha; Michael Calow, Rose Marina; Jennifer Edwards Collier County Supervisor of Elections; Theodore Forcht, The Forcht Group; William Green, The Marco Eagle; Marilyn Honahan, Coastal Breeze News; James Hubbard, CJs on the Bay; David Hyatt Marco Surveying & Mapping; Steve Josslyn Keller Williams Realty; Mindy Matusiak, City of Marco Parks & Recreation; Lusa Nguyen Island Montessori Academy; Katherine OHara, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce; and Ben Russell, HodgesJosberger Funeral Home. Nonpro t Organizations Raelyn Means, assistant director/ operations manager for the 20th Circuit Guardian ad Litem for the past three years, has been promoted to director of the program. She will lead staff and volunteers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties in representing the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children. Theresa Shaw has been named president/chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. She previously was president of the Nash/ Edgecombe Counties Boys & Girls Clubs, overseeing five sites from headquarters in Rocky Mount, N.C. She serves on the Boys & Girls Club National Commission and is the chair of the 2012 BGCA Southeast Leadership Conference. Thomas Smith has joined the staff at Opera Naples as managing director. Mr. Smith most recently served as president and CEO of the Modesto Symphony in California. He also has served as executive director and CEO of the Des Moines Metro Opera ands as director of finance at the Cincinnati Opera Association. A native of Virginia, he holds a bachelors degree in finance from The College of William and Mary and a masters in arts administration and an MBA from the University of Cincinnatis College Conservatory of Music and the College of Business, respectively.Ariane Willis has joined The Immokalee Foundation as development coordinator. She has previously worked with Avow Hospice, Germain Motor Company and Collier County Parks and Recreation. Promotional Products Brenda Talbert Thomas has joined her husband, Randall Thomas, as partner and CEO at American Promotional Products. Mr. Thomas has been in the business for more than two decades. Clients include Arthrex, Collier County Government, NCH Healthcare Systems and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Senior Care Myra Winn has been appointed director of assisted living for The Carlisle, a luxury retirement community in north Naples. With more than 10 years of management experience in the field of senior living care, Ms. Winn will be responsible for administering and directing polices and procedures for the communitys assisted living residences as well as ensuring resident care and wellness. She will provide leadership to a team of more than 50 employees. Prior to joining The Carlisle, she was executive director for an assisted living and memory care community in Fort Myers and also served in the same capacity in Venice, Fla. A licensed assisted living administrator and practical nurse, Ms Winn also has certification in extended congregate care. Student Interns Wilson Creative Group has three student interns on staff this summer. Nicole Sadez a graduate of Barron Collier High School, is a business student at Florida State University; Erica Turchin is pursuing a masters degree in fine art at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla.; and Chelsea Boot is studying graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Travel Callie McMillion of Betty Maclean Travel has been named a finalist for the annual Virtuoso Rising Star Award that recognizes travel professionals in the early stages of their career who exhibit exceptional promise for reaching an elite level of professionalism and achievement. The winner will be announced at the close of Virtuosos 2011 Travel Mart conference in Las Vegas next month. BILLINGS MEANS SHAW SMITH WILLIS SCIAVOLINO-DAY CAMPBELL CABALLERO NEGRI REYNOLDS


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Florida Weekly is the sponsor. Guest speaker Nick Casalanguida will discuss recent changes in Collier Countys Growth Management. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Call 436-6100 or visit to sign up. The East Naples Merchants Associa tion will board the Naples Princess for a sunset cruise and Business After Business at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Free for ENMA members, $5 for guests. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Reservations required by Aug. 5. E-mail Shirley Calhoun at or Natalie Anguilano at natalieanguilano@aol. com. For more information, visit www. The Women Council of Realtors-B onita Springs Estero Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at The Club at Grandezza. Past presidents will share their Nuggets of Wisdom. Cost is $20 per person. Sign up online Business After Five with the Mar c o Island Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Call 3947549 or visit The Collier County Lodging & T ourism Allianc e presents Marketing Your Business to Area Hotels at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Bellasera Hotel, 221 Ninth Street S. Attendance is free and limited to two individuals per organization. Registration is required by Aug. 17. E-mail Pam Calore at pam. Success in the City is the theme of the 2 011 tr ade show sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The Bonita Springs Chamber o f C ommerce holds its annual meeting and awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Bonita Bay Club. The members-only event costs $45 per person. Sponsorships are available starting at $250. Call 992-2943 or visit www. BUSINESS MEETINGS


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Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. Marco chamber welcomes 10 new membersThe Marco Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members: Arrow Environmental Services; Caxambas Republican Club of Southwest Florida; Collier Foot & Ankle Specialists; Dr. Carlos Portu, Internal Medicine; March of Dimes; Marco Island Brewing Company; Marco Island Homeowners; Premier Plus Realty Company; PrePaid Legal Services; and Zinful Lounge at Vandys. For information about joining the chamber, visit Bonita chamber has refreshing summer programsSummer Refreshers, the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerces series of free classes and workshops to help invigorate business, continues through August with the following sessions: Networking at Your Best: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 Presented by Mary Lynn Ziemer, author of Living a Joyful Life Build Your Plan! Marketing & PR Strategies: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Presented by Phyllis Ershowsky of PKE Marketing and Public Relations Solutions, and Jessica Macera of Business Dynamix Solutions. Lunch provided by Royal Scoop. The Secret to High Performance: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 Presented by Kelly Townsend of Townsend Consulting Group. Learn the three laws of performance to help elevate your companys performance, internally with employees as well as externally with clients. Lunch provided by Old 41 Restaurant. Payroll: What You Think You Know Could be Costing You Money!: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 Presented by Cheryl Willett, president of Willett Business Management Inc., and Karen Tarpin, senior sales representative with Paychex. Lunch provided by Capri Pizza. Summer Refreshers all take place at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs. Attendance is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 992-2943 or visit SCORE, Naples chamber join forces for workshopsSCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce offer the following two workshops: Master the Inner Game of Business: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Most people accept stress as normal, but it can cause work and relationship issues and undermine your ability to achieve the success you deserve. This workshop will help you learn how to recognize and dismantle the stressors that are sapping your energy, creativity and health. Avoid the Six Business Killers: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Mistakes happen. We all make them. Find out about the six common mistakes business owners make that can jeopardize what theyve worked a lifetime to create. Chances are youre making one or more of them in your business right now. Registration is $35 for each workshop, and both take place in the Leadership Collier Foundation meeting room at the chamber of commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Sign up at events. 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 area high schools, colleges, universities and adult learning organizations. Its objective is to keep the 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. Area businesses that become sponsor donors and educational partners can make tax-deductible contributions and gain philanthropic credits as well as promotional benefits. For more information, contact Vincent Izzi, director of SCORE Naples, at 404-4415 or, or the SCORE office at 430-0081 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. 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PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 promise of 2011 numbers hasnt come without suffering. And it probably shouldnt be compared to last years season-long losses. Our overall numbers are better than last years, but you have to go back to 2009 to look at a fair comparison of where we are, explains Rob Wells, owner of the Cabbage Key Inn in Pine Island Sound, along with the highly regarded Tarpon Lodge, on Pine Island. You need to take 2010 out of the equation, because the year was so bad for many reasons. We had a tremendously cold winter to start things off, we had the huge misunderstanding (by marketers and tourists) about BP they just werent aware we were a long ways from those issues. But to go back to a 2009 comparison, Im somewhat optimistic because our numbers are bouncing off the floor now, and moving toward 2009 numbers. We hope it can stay that way. It will take a lot of bouncing to make up for what happened. From the Naples Grande Beach Resort to the Hyatt Coconut Point to the Crown Plaza Fort Myers; from Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel and Captiva Islands and the South Seas Resort; and from Punta Gordas stately Wyvern Hotel to the lustrous, unspoiled beaches of Don Pedro Island and its sisters, Thornton Key, Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, profits plummeted to near nothing last summer. We lost 42 percent of our gross profits simply because of perceptions about the oil spill last summer, admits Bob Madden, co-owner with his wife, Robin, of Islander Properties on Don Pedro Island, a ferry-accessible barrier key with a single paved road, no stoplights and a traditionally loyal clientele. There, the Maddens rent homes and villas to visitors both winter and summer. But this year were having our best summer since 2007. We attribute that to a recovering economy, up from 2008 and 2009. Then, our return guests were just not returning, and some had been coming for 18 or 20 years. Officials themselves remain cautiously optimistic about the numbers, and exuberant about the anecdotal evidence, even when it makes life a little harder for them. Were up over last year, and I said I would never talk about the oil spill again, but we would expect them to be up after that (disaster), says Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee Visitor and Convention Bureau. Some of the sporting events are helping the inland hotels the National Association of Roller Hockey Champions, for example, put 350 teams in the area. And quite frankly theres a high demand at coastal properties. I know this because Im bringing in my new advertising agency (a Kansas City-based outfit, MMG Worldwide, soon to begin encouraging an even more robust tourist trade). When I called a hotel, they said, Sorry, we dont have 10 rooms that night, we dont even have one room in the middle of the week. I said, You dont? Thats great! Her colleague to the north, Jennifer Huber, public relations manager for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau, points out that the oil spill was not the only factor in killing the healthy numbers last year. We hear that hotel, home and condo rentals are up and owners are having a better summer this year and one major reason is that the oil spill is out of the way this year, and mostly forgotten. But its a misperception that the phones stopped ringing just because of the oil spill, Ms. Huber explains. There were other big events going on international travelers (such as the Germans or British) were going to the World Cup rather than going to Florida, or to other events. And this year, people with vacation fatigue, who held off taking a vacation for a couple of years, are saying, Were going on a vacation. The economy is still shaky, but people are optimistic. Everyone is so tired of living like they have been living. One factor helping to bring in tourist dollars are new or almost new air travel routes from near and far, and marketing employed to capitalize on them. Allegiant Air, for example, has been flying non-stop out of Knoxville into Punta Gorda for more than a year, the flights are full, the numbers are good, but most passengers seem to be headed south to Fort Myers or Naples, or north to Sarasota, Ms. Huber explains. So this summer the Charlotte Visitor and Convention Bureau has gone after their business aggressively. We did a campaign in two malls there, we did a table tent that drove us to a Facebook promotion where people could win a getaway to Chalotte County, we did radio promotions, and I went up there for a week and did TV promotions, Ms. Huber says. And thats not all. Were bringing in journalists on a familiarization effort, and we have partners who are so good to work with our hotels, attractions, restaurants all donate components to make up a vacation package. At Southwest Florida International Airport, meanwhile, the Vikings are coming. Theres a new flight arriving beginning this summer from Denmark, which can help make up for the flat numbers still showing out of Germany (where people are very environmentally sensitive) and Britian (where the economy is very sluggish), notes Ms. Pigott. The Outrigger Resort just hosted folks from Denmark, Bill Lawton from Geraci Travel helped book their flights they love to fish Miromar Outlets saw a significant swing on their website from Denmark when those visitors found out where the outlet was and were excited to open their wallets. The exchange rate is great there are a lot of reasons why this is a great market for them, she says. With all that going on, there will be no repeat of last summer for anybody, hoteliers hope. Last summer, we lost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and not just in revenue but we had to spend tens of thousands in increased costs, recalls Mr. McCabe at the Inn of Fifth. Now the prognosis is better. Just looking at the Dow Jones average and the economy at large, and at increases in tourism, our estimation is these trends will continue. Continue, that is, unless theres a major hurricane, or another oil spill, or a Japanese-style disaster, or Congress simply cant get its act together. But Im an optimist, he concludes. As a business owner, you have to be. TOURISMFrom page 1 f Mr. M N l oo ki the e i n t o tr e n d Co n majo r o r a g ress B u c lude hav e t COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Naples Grande. Inset: The Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda.COURTESY PHOTOAbove: The lobby at The Inn on Fifth Right: An aerial view of Tarpon Lodge on Pineland


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 BUSINESS B9 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@ The American Institute of Architects statewide convention at Naples GrandeDAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 9 8 7 5 6 4 3 21. Amy Nowacki, Michael Lingerfelt and Joyce Owens2. Robert Monk, Amy Nowacki, Scott and Lauren Anderson 3. Don Beers, Walter Trujillo and Antonio Auadeo 4. Enrique Woodruffe, Larry Schnider and Rhonda and Dick Pritts 5. Gus Paras, Cindy and Pat McLaughlin and Valerie Childs 6. Eileen Johnson, Joel Silver and Michele White 7. Amy and Brad Schiffer 8. Rick Logan, Scott Anderson, Joyce Owens and Michael Lingerfelt of AIA-Florida Southwest, winner of the Anthony Pullarg Chapter Award 9. Chris Ressler and Faith Sloman

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 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@ Taste of the Tropics at Fifth Avenue Design Gallery 1 2 3 4 5 6PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Krystal Olivarez, Thomas Replogle, Caryn Murphy, Henry Jeannin and Jacob Huntoon 2. Ben Riley, Matt Riley, Linda Donnelly and Tony Spano 3. Mike Assaad, Jay DeAngelis and Jeff DeAngelis 4. Thomas Replogle, Gary Knutsen, Christopher Smith and Jacob Huntoon 5. Eric Tibbetts, Michel Saadeh, Sam Semaan and Martha Graham 6. Bob and Lorraine McCashin 7. Kirsten and Greg Griffin PE GG Y FARREN / FL O RIDA WEEK LY 6 Bob and Lorraine McCashin 7. Kirsten and Gre g Griffin 7


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TOTALLY COSMICNew imaging capabilities allow FGCU observatory to capture Hubble-like vistasHE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPES painterly images of the cosmos captured the minds and imaginations of Americans in 1990. New stars sparkled like neon pinpricks atop watercolor washes of crimson, blue and gold clouds in the now-famous pictures. With the recent purchase of color filters and a high-resolution camera, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Evelyn L. Egan Astronomical Observatory now produces its own Hubble-like images to advance research and spark the next wave of star-struck students. They open the door to a brand-new line of research efforts, which we were previously not able to do, saysBY DREW STERWALDdsterwald@ BRIAN TIETZ / COURTESY PHOTOPhysics and astronomy Professor Michael Fauerbach and undergraduate assistant Salvatore Grasso inside the upper deck of the observatory.SEE COSMIC, C4 TNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 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 Call to artistsNaples Art Association solicits applicants for the seasons first shows. C17 Perfect pitchNows the time to sign up for Opera Naples seventh season. C14 Crazy, stupid badFilm critic Dan Hudak is not enamored. C11 Some kids just cant get enough of the street life. Seven young singers and dancers who took their final bow July 30 in the monthlong run of 2nd Street by The Naples Players return for more in the KidzAct production. Back on the Street for four performances Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, at the Sugden Community Theater are: Chris Campbell, Jacob Carbary, Joe Federico, James Giordano, Lauren Raleigh, Matt Reed and Dustin Schlairet. Mr. Campbell served as a dance captain and was in the chorus for the adult production. In addition to serving as dance captain for the KidzAct show, he also plays the role of choreographer Andy Lee. Mr. Giordano moves from the chorus into a leading role, that of Billy Lawlor.BY CINDY PIERCEcpierce@ Young actors thrive on the Street COURTESY PHOTOChris Campbell, 15, shown here in the adult production of nd Street, also appears in the KidzAct version of the toe-tapping musical. SEE STREET, C3

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PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 Michael Fauerbach, professor of physics and astronomy. They are an excellent tool to combat the ever-increasing light pollution around the observatory. The beautiful images we can now produce will inspire a new generation of people to become interested in astronomy and related STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.Not normally accessible to the public, the observatory occasionally opens for members of area astronomy clubs. The enhanced imaging capability made possible by an FGCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs grant expands opportunities for studying celestial bodies at the 9-year-old observatory, which boasts a state-of-the-art Ritchey-Chretien reflective telescope. It shares the same dual-mirrored optical design as Hubble but on a smaller scale: The primary mirror is 16 inches in diameter compared to Hubbles 8 feet. In astronomy, bigger is better, quips Dr. Fauerbach, comparing the mirrors size to a large pizza. Its not the biggest telescope, but its the sexiest. The optical tubes outer shell is dressed up in a stylish metallic herringbone pattern and sits atop a racy-red robotic mount that controls the telescopes movement. The filters, the observatorys latest addition, are used to capture a series of 10to 15-minute exposures over several hours that computer software turns into a composite or mosaic image. A new electronic imaging camera also boosts the resolution of the astrophotographs by eight times over what was formerly possible at the observatory. That all means long nights in the observatory for undergraduate assistant Salvatore Grasso, a sophomore biology major from North Salem, N.Y. When the sky cooperates, he tracks and maps stars. When its clear, were here, he says. The observatorys aluminum dome has to be rotated every 20 minutes throughout the night during observation periods to follow the targeted star. Mr. Grasso ascends a narrow spiral staircase to the upper deck, where the telescope is aimed through an open slot in the roof. The dome is not air-conditioned because a sharp difference in indoor-outdoor temperatures would create air currents that distort the telescopes resolution. The slot in the roof is opened several hours before sunset to allow the room temperature to adjust to the outdoor level. Its like an oven in here in the summer, Mr. Grasso says. At 19, he represents the next generation of stargazers using the latest technology to further our understanding of space. He caught the astronomy bug when he was 12; now an experienced image-maker, he maintains galleries of his stellar snapshots at his own website My first memories with astronomy were waking up with my parents for a meteor shower yielding 2,000 to 3,000 meteors per hour, he says. I couldnt believe my eyes. These days, his eye-popping sightings at the Egan Observatory include deep-sky objects such as the Eagle Nebula, a cloud of gas and dust some 7,000 light years away, where stars form and fade. First catalogued in the 18th century by French astronomer Charles Messier, the nebula is so named because of a feature that resembles an ascending raptor. There are usually very stable skies very good observing conditions during our dry season, Dr. Fauerbach says. Being close to the equator allows us great access to stars in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This is where you want to be. Reprinted from the summer issue of FGCUs Pinnacle magazine. For more information, visit page 1 >> Who was Evelyn L. Egan? Evelyn L. Egans blue eyes twinkled, friends say, like the proverbial stars. She always had a smile on her face, says David McQuade, a nancial adviser and friend for more than 20 years. Ms. Egans 1999 gift of $125,000 to build the observatory at Florida Gulf Coast University was matched by the state, and she attended the 2002 dedication, where thenpresident William Merwin presented her with her own star in the constellation Monoceros. Born on a Minnesota dairy farm, Ms. Egan had a soft spot for animals. She was an avid golfer who reportedly notched more than one hole-in-one in her lifetime. She played numerous musical instruments, performing in a local bluegrass band made up of senior women well into her 90s. Her gift to the university stemmed from her desire to help young people. She didnt have offspring of her own but supported childrens charities. I have an interest in helping to educate young people, she told The News-Press in 1999. After the observatory opened, she developed an interest in astronomy. She often phoned Mr. McQuade to ask, Whats new at my observatory? It was a neat thing for her to be able to focus on the last year or two of her life, he says. I dont think anything shed done had brought her more excitement and joy than doing this. Ms. Egan died in 2004 at age 99. in the know My first memories with astronomy were waking up with my parents for a meteor shower yielding 2,000 to 3,000 meteors per hour. I couldnt believe my eyes. Salvatore Grasso, FGCU undergraduate assistant BRIAN TIETZ / COURTESY PHOTOSalvatore Grasso at the telescope where he maps and tracks stars.SALVATORE GRASSO / COURTESY PHOTO The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light years from Earth.


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Naples Historical Society. 261-8164 or Aug. 6: Celebration of Dixieland Jazz. Norris Center. 213-3058 or www. Aug. 6: Museum Matinee: Gettysburg, Part 2. Collier County Museum. 252-8476 or Aug. 6: Oral History Film at Palm Cottage: Virginia Corkran. 261-8164 or Theater 42nd Street By KidzAct at the Sugden Community Theatre, Aug. 5-7. 263-7990 or See story page C1. School House Rock Live Jr. By the Center for the Arts youth theater department at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Aug. 5-6. 495-8989 or Elsewhere By Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Aug. 12-27. 936-3239 or 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. 2784422 or Auditions For The Naples Players fall shows, Aug. 6 (Pasty Cline) and Aug. 16 (Later Life). 263-7990 or www. Thursday, Aug. 4 Village Nights Enjoy live entertainment and more from 6-9 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. Joe Marino sings oldies on the north side near the fountain, and the Mikkel Brinson Trio performs Motown and R&B sounds on the south side. 261-6100 or Friday, Aug. 5 First Friday Merchants and restaurants at Mercato celebrate the first Friday of the month from 6-9 p.m. with an emphasis on back-to-school, including a fashion show at 7 p.m. 254-1080 or www. 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. 495-8989 or Save This Dance Get out your dancing shoes and join the party beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and Tuesday at Mongellos and Nicks Place. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644 or Pickin and Grinnin The Sawgrass Drifters perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $3 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Fort Myers Art The monthly Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m. throughout downtown Fort Myers. Saturday, Aug. 6 Green Market Gathering Game and entertainment plus numerous community causes, including the bloodmobile, Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Kowiachobee Animal Preserve and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, will be part of the North Naples Green Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road, behind Walgreens and Liberty Bank. Concert for Kids Several musical acts bring family entertainment to Cambier Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 774-5858, 4045158 or Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazz Masters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15 per person, $25 for two. 213-3049. Margarita Time Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Jimmy Buffetthemed Party in Paradise from 2-6 p.m., with music by the tribute band The Caribbean Chillers. (800) 218-0007 or www. Art Auction The annual Arts for ACT fine art auction to benefit Abuse Counseling & Treatment begins at 5:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. 939-2553. Local Talent Sweetclover takes the spotlight from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rodd. 431-7928. Sunday, Aug. 7 Remember 9-11 Help create a canvas to commemorate the victims and rescuers of 9-11 when Artist Leoma Lovegrove visits Dennison-Moran Gallery from noon to 6 p.m. 360 12th Ave. S. 263-0590. See story on page A9. Monday, Aug. 8 Family Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Second Hand Lions, at 6:30 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $5 for kids, $8 for grown-ups. 495-8989 or FMff Screenings The Fort Myers Film Festival screens independent movies beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Tonights selection is the locally produced Light. 810-6323. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 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 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 HEATAugust 27th 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER JAMFeaturing Howard Livingston and the MM 24 Band at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club $ 5 OFFFull Fare Roundtrip AdultCannot be combined with other offers Daddy, Daddy, Daddy why you gotta go? Daddy, Daddy, Daddy I miss you so! Are you goin out to work Or are you goin out to play? Daddy, Daddy, Daddy why you gotta go? I see through the rain your suitcase, Muddy sleeve dragging down; Banjo case across your back and Your hat turned around Daddy, Daddy, Daddy why you gotta go? Daddy, Daddy, Daddy I miss you so!Remembering you like a postcard picture. Thats what I see. Daddy postcard sent to a young girl who never got to say goodbye. I know these pictures must come in a 12-pack, because so many other girls seem to have similar pictures in their heads. What did you think would happen to me that day you walked out? Mama was long gone deep in the ground over there in Picnic Cemetery with no headstone. Was your sister Mabel going to come and get me and put me to work feeding her goats? Was the nice old couple next door going to take me in to sleep on their sofa and drink hot cocoa? None of these things happened. I was a lost little girl ward of the state of Florida. I stayed in our little apartment alone for three days waiting for your return. I might still be sitting on the curb today, if someone hadnt made the call. I loved you so much, Daddy. Why didnt you come back for me? So many memories of you and I just sittin around making up songs. You on the banjo telling me I was going to be the next big Dolly without the double D part.Over the years when bad things have happened to me I would go to that place in my head where just you and I were writing and singing our songs. Since then my head has a lot of new songs with not so happy lyrics. My songs have words of hate, hurt, hunger, loneliness and fear. When you love someone, arent you supposed to protect them? Why didnt you, Daddy?Daddy, did you ever cry for me? Did you ever want to know how I was, where I was or who might be hurting your little girl? I like to tell myself somethin must have stopped you from coming for me. I would put pictures in my mind telling me why you cant get to me. One, youre lying in a hospital all wrapped up unable to talk or remember anything. Another is someones kidnapped you for your banjo and your handwritten songs; and as soon as you teach them every last one of them, they set you free to come back to me. Of course, I know these things arent so; but they helped me get through some tough times. When the bad stuff came I would drag out my daddy postcard in my mind and mentally go through the story of your return. Just as soon as you could get free from whatever villain was holding you. Im grown now. I have a husband and a little girl of my own.Somehow having a daughter has forced me to look at reality a little more clearly. I no longer play with my daddy post-BY MELANIE WARDWRITING CHALLENGE Here at Florida Weekly, we always enjoy hearing from readers with questions and comments. We especially like it, however, when you rise to the challenge and submit original works of fiction based on our photographic prompts. Our most recent Fiction Challenge, based on the photo below, drew dozens of entries, and we still have some favorites to print in these pages in the coming weeks. Although were no longer accepting stories or poems inspired by the rainy day girl, were scouring our archives and albums for the next prompt and hope youll be ready when we launch another Fiction Challenge. Thanks for playing our game. We like to let you do some writing, tooPostcards in my Mind cards. I have put them in a locked box in the corner of my mind. I now know that you could have found your way back to me if your heart was still with me. I also know that Mamas no-name grave is in the city cemetery. You named it Picnic Cemetery so I would make us a sandwich, and leave you home alone as I peddled off to have a picnic with Mama. Now, when my little girl looks out the window with the rain coming down and asks me, Whens Daddy coming home from work? I tell her, Soon, just another 15 minutes or so. 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PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 tive sentence wouldve surely sealed the deal if Id been wavering. Its a striking, uncluttered cover, and it really stands out. Ms. Grans writing is just as fresh and unexpected. The plot revolves around Claire DeWitt, a young private investigator summoned to New Orleans to find a missing man who was a respected district attorney. Her methods of detecting are, to say the least, unconventional. She consults the I-Ching, searches her dreams for omens, and follows a manual, Dtection, by a French detective named Jacques Silette. The manual says things like: You cannot follow anothers footsteps to the truth. A hand can point a way. But the hand is not the teaching. The finger that points the way is not the way. The mystery is a pathless land, and each detective must cut her own trail through a cruel territory. Believe nothing. Question everything. Follow only the clues. Claire DeWitt is a tattooed, pot-smoking, hard-drinking woman who seems to stumble her way through this case. At times, this mystery book that seems to be more about the journey than the destination. And the city itself a post-Katrina New Orleans is as much a character as any of the people in the book. Ms. Gran describes the physical and emotional aftereffects with a keen, unflinching eye. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is mystical and lyrical, dark and gritty. Ms. Gran has taken the mystery genre and played with it and reshaped it as if it were taffy. The inside jacket says the books a knockout start to a bracingly original new series. I cant wait for the next one. winner also starred in a now-classic Snicker s cand y bar commercial that premiered during the 2010 Super Bowl. Her winning personality comes through in her latest book, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Wont.) Its a collection of short chapters on various topics: her costars, handwriting, facing death, her work ethic, her love of animals, swimming with dolphins, hosting Saturday Night Live. Theyre not long maybe the length of a newspaper column and the book, which is filled with photos, has generous margins and spacing. You might be suspicious that the books just an attempt to cash in on her recently burgeoning fame, but there are plenty of interesting stories and anecdotes in there. One of my favorites is about her visit to Koko, the gorilla who can communicate through sign language. The two of them hit it off immediately, and Koko names Ms. White Lipstick, because of the red lipstick she was wearing. (Theres a photo of the two of them sitting face-to-face.) Another is a story about her late husband, game-show host Allen Ludden, who was the love of her life, and how her costars on Hot In Cleveland kept asking her questions about him. Finally, she asked them why they kept asking about him. They told her: We love the look on your face when you talk about him. Embassytown, China Mieville ($26, Del Rey Books) There was a big buzz about China Mievilles Embassytown when it was released, so I was anxious to see what all the fuss was about. I confess, I was puzzled as I struggled through the opening chapters.The work seemed dense, almost impenetrable, like trying to swim through quicksand. The reader is thrown into another world so strange and different from ours, its difficult to figure out whats happening at first.Mr. Mieville uses so many made-up words that its initially frustrating. If youre looking for an easy read, this isnt for you. Its like reading a novel in a foreign language, but not having the vocabulary; youre trying to figure out what words mean by their context, but not always succeeding. William Gibsons superb futuristic novels do this to a certain extent, but his terminology is a lot easier to figure out than Mr. Mievilles. And then, after about the first 60 or 70 pages, something clicked, and I was captivated. It was like suddenly understanding an algebraic equation. Set in the future, Embassytown takes ARTS COMMENTARY Heres a look at a few books Ive read lately: If you Ask Me (And Of Course You Wont), Betty White ($25.95, Putnam) Earlier in my career, when I began freelancing for the Chicago Tribune, I interviewed a photographer. For a while he had photographed businessmen CEOs in suits and ties but then switched to shooting celebrities for magazines. He was full of stories about his experiences with various performers and what it was like behind the scenes. But sometimes you dont want to know. Sometimes, someone who has great acting or musical abilities just isnt that great at being human. And thats disappointing to learn. The photographer had recently done a photo shoot of the actress/comedian Betty White. And, he was glad to say, she was wonderful warm, hospitable, easy to work with. The opposite of a diva. And her love of animals was just as genuine.He was so glad, he said, that he didnt come away disillusioned. Ms. White, he declared, was as wonderful off-screen as on.I too, was relieved to hear it. Lately, there seems to have been a groundswell of love for Ms. White. After The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, shes starring in yet another hit TV series, Hot in Cleveland. A grassroots Facebook campaign succeeded in getting the 89-year-old to host Saturday Night Live. The seven-time Emmy awardw e d i O nancySTETSON Betty White, aliens and New Orleans place on a planet thats an outpost at the edge of the known universe. Avice Benner Cho grows up there, and while a child, becomes a living simile for the Ariekei, the Hosts of the planet, who speak with two voices simultaneously. The Hosts cannot lie. The only people who can speak the language of the Hosts and be understood by them are Ambassadors: genetically engineered duos who, like the Ariekei, think with one mind and can also speak simultaneously with two voices. The Scotsman called it a book fundamentally concerned with the role of language as an imaginative liberation. Its not your typical science-fiction novel, but then again, Mr. Mieville isnt your typical writer. From what I understand, hes exploring and stretching the conventions of various genres in his novels. I want to read more by him. I think next on my list from him will be The City and the City, about a private eye trying to solve a murder; it involves alternate universes, two cities occupying the same space, overlapping each other. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Sara Gran ($24, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) The thing that first grabbed me about Sara Grans Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead was its cover, designed by Gregg Kulick. (It looks like a woodcut, although Im not sure if it is.) Bright lemon yellow, it sports a green parrot midcenter, wings stretched out in flight and not much else, save the title, the authors name and, in tiny print, the words: A Mystery. Theres also a short, four-word blurb by best-selling mystery writer Sue Grafton on the upper right corner: I love this book! Im not swayed much by blurbs, but Ms. Grafton doesnt seem to do many, and that simple, declaraHe w as f ul l of s to ri es a bo ut h is e xp er i shooting celebrities for magazines placeonaplanetthat sanoutpostatthe ThlhilikY French detective named Jacques Silette. NAPLES Also try our traditional Italian dishesfeaturing CHICKEN PARMIGIANA, SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS, CHEESE MANICOTTI, MOZZARELLA CAPRESE and many more! LOBSTER SPECIALS Summer Lobster Ravioli


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 C11 Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei star in Crazy, Stupid, Love. It is unlikely you will find a better assemblage of talent anywhere. But wow, what a mediocre movie theyve made. The films flaws are both structural and in execution, so in a sense, everyone is to blame. Whenever you have a mix of comedy and drama, the comedy needs to be especially funny because, obviously, it doesnt come as often as it normally would. That a decent portion of the comedy in this film misses, including a ridiculous graduation scene toward the end, is the biggest disappointment of all. Mr. Carell plays Cal, a sad-sack corporate schlump whose high-school sweetheart wife Emily (Ms. Moore) wants a divorce. Something about sleeping with a co-worker (Mr. Bacon), she says. Ever the one to take things lying down, Cal retreats to moping, incessant rambling and feeling sorry for himself. For a middle-aged divorcee whose only sexual partner is leaving him, this is expected.On the flip side, Cals 13-year-old son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) is infatuated with his babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), whos 17 and wants nothing to do with him. Never give up on true love, his father ironically tells him, which leads Robbie to a series of uncomfortable and unfunny scenes of stalking and emotional declarations.As for Cal, ladies-man Jacob (Mr. Gosling) takes pity on him (these two at the same bar is unlikely, but we have to go with it) and gives Cal a much-needed makeover. With this comes a renaissance for Cal, who knows not the dangers of picking up women (Ms. Tomei) in bars. Meanwhile, Jacob falls for Hannah (Ms. Stone), a law student whose boyfriend (Josh Groban) is a pompous ass.The idea behind directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requas film is to show love from three different generations, but the one with the kids is just silly, and Hannah is absent for almost the entire first half of the film. Although Dan Fogelmans script is admirably ambitious, the logistics of screen time require expedience over ambition. Of course, all would be forgiven if this was funnier, but the laughs are too inconsistent. Mr. Carell makes the most of his material, Ms. Stone is solid but criminally underused, Ms. Tomei shines in limited time, Mr. Bacon and Ms. Moore arent given much comedy to play with, and Mr. Gosling steps away from drama and does quite well for himself. The stars are not the problem, but theyre also not saviors. Clearly, giving a full third of the film to two inexperienced actors (Mr. Bobo and Ms. Tipton) to pursue an irrelevant young love angle was a terrible decision. Worse, at no point do any of the love stories in Crazy, Stupid, Love really complement one another, so all the switching back and forth stunts the flow of the story. In short, crazy and stupid decisions were made in making this movie, all of which ensure that you will not love it. 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 & Aliens (Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde) In the Old West, a thief (Mr. Craig) and a cattle rancher (Mr. Ford) team up to stop aliens from kidnapping their townspeople and stealing their gold. Thats right: The aliens care about our gold. What a joyless, life-suffocating, cross-genre mess this is, and its boring beyond belief. Rated PG-13.The Smurfs (Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara) Evil wizard Gargamel (Mr. Azaria) chases the tiny blue Smurfs from their enchanted village and all end up in New York City, where the Smurfs befriend a loving couple (Mr. Harris, Jayma Mays) about to have a baby. The animated Smurfs mesh nicely with the real world, but its all so cutesy that this one is strictly for kids. Rated PG.Captain America: The First Avenger (Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones) Scrawny Steve Rogers (Mr. Evans) becomes super soldier Captain America during WWII and tries to stop a German commander named Red Skull (Mr. Weaving) from taking over the world. Its a dull origins story with lackluster action and languid plotting. Worse, it feels like a long prequel trailer for The Avengers, coming May 2012. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Crazy, Stupid, Love REVIEWED BY DAN ............Is it worth $10? No >> Sharon Stone had an anxiety attack while shooting a Dirty Dancing scene with Ryan Gosling in which he lifts her above him. As she told Jay Leno, the anxiety was because she fell off parallel bars and broke both her arms when she was a child. in the know danHUDAK GOLDEN DOOR SPA AND THE BAR ARE LOCATED AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTA Waldorf Astoria Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 (Spa) 239.594.6321 (Bar) 239.594.6000 THE BARVEUVE CLICQUOT HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR $109* SUMMER SPA SPECIALChoose any of the following services for only $109* each:To reserve your service or for more information please call. 50 Minute Swedish Massage 50 Minute Restorative Facial 75 Minute Classic Manicure & Pedicure


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincess Naples Bay Port Royal The Gulf of Mexico BUY 1, GET 1 1/2 PRICE, valid on... Wednesday Sunset Dinner Cruise Saturday Seabreeze Lunch Cruise Sunday Sunset More Than Hors doeuvres Cruise Valid on adult tickets. Subject to change without notice. SUMMERSPECIAL SAVINGS Naples Princess Naples P rin cess We cruise rain or shine! Enjoy air conditioned comfort! August 16: Live Tropical Fusion with J Robert August 23: Sounds of Sinatra with Tony Avalon Opera Naples celebrates its seventh season in 2011-12 with a lineup that promises a mix of nationally recognized and locally developed talent. I am especially pleased that we are able to collaborate with two local arts organizations, says Artistic Director Steffanie Pearce, adding Opera Naples will co-produce Show Boat with TheatreZone will produce Eugene Onegin for the inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival. Show Boat N o v. 5-6 at Naples High School The season opens with one of the latest revivals of one of the most popular American musical works of all time. Mark Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, makes his directing debut with Opera Naples in this production by Jerome Kern. Hansel and Gretel Dec. 1 6 and 18 a t Naples High School Englebert Humperdinks rendition of his classic fairy captures the magic for all ages. It will feature a chamber orchestra and members of ONcore, the professional young artist program of Opera Naples, as well as local young voices, including Neapolitans Luciano Marsalli and Zofia Majewski starring in the title roles. Don GiovanniJan. 20 and 22 at Gulf Coast High SchoolMetropolitan Opera regulars Leroy Lehr and maestro Franz Vote will highlight this production or Mozarts emotional tale. Performed in Italian with projected English translations. FaustFeb. 24 and 26 at Gulf Coast High SchoolIrish tenor Anthony Kearns (Edgardo in last seasons Lucia di Lammermoor) returns to take on the title role in this tale of love, et ernal youth and redemption. Performed in French with projected English translations. Eugene Onegin Ma y 1 4-20 at ArtsNaples World Festival For ArtsNaples World Festival, Opera Naples presents a semi-staged production of Tchaikovskys classic, which will feature the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. For information about Opera Naples tickets and season subscriptions, call 9639050 or visit Tickets are on sale now for Opera Naples fourth annual Eurofest set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Previous events have been staged in the home of maestro William Noll. Celebrating Italy, France and Germany, this years program will feature sopranos Steffanie Pearce and Anne Leonardi, mezzo-soprano Melissa Vitrella and baritone Joseph Ryan. Tenor Brian Cheney, who will appear as Don Ottavio in Opera Naples upcoming production of Don Giovanni, will make a special appearance. At the piano will be Robin ShufordFrank and Mr. Noll. Dinner and a live auction will be part of the evening. Tickets are $120 per person. For reservations or information, call 963-9050. Opera Naples announces 2011-12 seasonEurofest benefit outgrows its original home


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 C17 saturday seminar series Discover the hottest interior design and color trends for 2012 from Naples Interior Designer, Janet Bilotti of Janet Bilotti Interiors. She recently attended design shows in Atlanta, Dallas and High Point, North Carolina. Youll be the rst to hear how you can incorporate these trends into your existing home dcor. Providing residential interiors throughout the U.S. and Europe, Bilotti has designed homes for CEOs of major companies such as Hertz, Sherwin Williams, Bantam Doubleday and Simon Properties. She is ASID, NCIDQ qualied and was named Miromar Design Centers Designer of Distinction.Following the seminar, a complimentary light lunch will be hosted by Ann and Michael Mather, owners of Fine Lines Experience Center in Suite 258.08030411-1934Seating is limited. RSVP by Thursday, August 11. Register online ONLY at Call (239) 390-8207 for more information. Sensational Designs and Color Trends for 2012Janet BilottiJanet Bilotti Interiors Inc. www.JanetBilotti.comSATURDAY, AUGUST 13 at 11:00 a.m.FREE SEMINAR & LIGHT LUNCH Join us for engaging conversations and visual presentations every second Saturday of the month. SUMMER SAVINGS With the purchase of 2 Dinner Menu Entres. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid for wine dinner. One coupon per table. Expires August 14th, 2011 Must present coupon in advance.WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY 6pm-9pmLive Jazz Reduced Prices Complimentary Wine TastingsHAPPY HOUR 1/2 OFF All Drinks in the M Lounge Every Day 4pm-6pm SUNDAY BRUNCH Serving 10:30am-3pm August 29 Sept 19 Oct 17 Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? SANTA ROSA CLUBSmoked turkey, black forest baked ham, bacon, smoked cheddar, swiss, leaf lettuce, tomato, and pesto aioli on Cibatta bread. The call is out for artists to show their work at several exhibits and festivals sponsored by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Theres a place for all types of original work. Entry rules and regulations are noted in the formal prospectuses for each event, which can be found at www.naplesart. org/callforartists. For more information, call 262-6517. Fourth annual NonJuried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition (Sept. 12-Oct. 1) The NAA kicks off the season with a show designed to give all artists an opportunity to share their work in a public forum. There is no jury process and all registered artwork will be displayed. The only requirement for participation is membership with the NAA. Deadline to enter: Monday, Aug. 22 49th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition (Oct. 15-Dec. 3) One of Naples most established art exhibitions, this includes top awards with cash prizes. $2,500 in total will be presented to artists selected by exhibition juror Diane Camber, director emeritus of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Deadline to apply: Wednesday, Aug. 17 Eighth annual Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival (Nov. 25-26) Market your work to holiday shoppers at this show that draws crowds to 10th Street South. The first of the NAAs five major shows during the season, this one features more than 100 artists. Deadline to apply: Thursday, Sept. 1. Go to Art in the Park (Nov. 5, Dec. 3) In its 55th years, Art in the Park showcases NAA members paintings, photographs, decorative items, wearables and gifts. Juried art fairs take place on the first Saturday of the month November through April. Deadline to apply: Monday, Oct. 24, Monday, Nov. 21 Members Gallery Opening Show (Oct. 28-Dec. 6) All NAA members are invited to apply to this juried show. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, Oct. 19 Naples Art Association calls for artists to apply for shows, festivals


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro BELLY DANCERS NIGHTComplimentary while you dine.2-4-118% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. EVERY DAY ENJOY LUNCH WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays.EVERY NIGHT ENJOY DINNER WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays. River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVELS, C19 Antiques and collectibles are named for their age. Antiques must be more than 100 years old to be legally called antiques. Collectibles can be anything made less than 100 years ago. The quality of the design or the material does not matter. At todays shows, you can expect to find porcelain, silver, toys, furniture and pictures. But youll also see large wooden gear molds, filing cabinets and factory work tables, pallets and lockers. They are all used to decorate homes these days, whether the home is traditional, modern or created from unexpected space in a loft or an old school. At a recent antique show, we saw some old hand-carved wooden screws that were once part of a cider press. The largest, about 7 feet tall, was mounted on a base and being sold as piece of sculpture. The asking price topped $7,000. A wooden filing cabinet with the brass label Shannon Filing Cabinet, manufactured by Schlicht and Field, Rochest, N.Y., Patented March 30, 86, sold for $375. Q: I have four teapots in light blue, dark green, gold and maroon with the word Liptons stamped on the bottom of each one. Im told theyre from the 1930s and were given out as premiums. Are there any other colors? Should I be on the lookout for matching creamers and sugar bowls? What are they worth? A: Lipton teapots were made by Hall China Co. of East Liverpool, Ohio, and were given out as premiums beginning in 1935. The teapots were made in light blue, dark green, mustard, maroon, black and light yellow on the companys French shape. Your gold teapot is probably the same as mustard, so you are missing black and light yellow. Matching sugar and creamer bowls were not made. If your teapots have a strainer inside the spout, they are early versions. Later versions didnt have the strainer. Hall China Co. was founded in 1903. The company made dinnerware, kitchenware, institutional ware and other wares. It merged with Homer Laughlin China Co. in 2010. Value of each of your teapots: about $25. Q: I inherited a number of Pfeffer Porcelain figurines from Germany. Most are dogs, but I also have a full-size parrot and dancing figures. Tell me something about the maker. A: Fritz Pfeffer established the Fritz Pfeffer Porcelain Factory in Gotha, Thuringia, Germany, in 1892. The company made decorative porcelain. Animal figurines were introduced in 1900. After Fritz died in 1922, his son Max took over the business. The firm went bankrupt in 1934 but was revived by Maxs wife and continued to operate until 1942. The porcelain figures sell for $75 to $250. Q: My father started collecting Prince Valiant comics from the very beginning, starting with the first comic book and Whats in a name? terryKOVEL


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SIDES 3.9 SAUCES 1.5Steamed Broccoli Wild Mushroom Risotto add 1.2 Roasted Sweet Potato Sea Salt Baked Potato Loaded Baked Potato add .60 French Fries Coconut Sticky Rice Ugly Tomato EXVO Onion Rings Fresh Zucchini Pomodoro Roasted Butternut Squash Roasted Corn and Parmesan Cous Cous 3 Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes Cheesy Lobster Baked Potato add 1.2 Wasabi Citrus Soy Mango Sweet and Sour Lemon Butter Sauce Mango Habanero Fresh Tomato, Garlic and Wine Coconut Green Curry Tomato Salsa, Cilantro and LimeAPPETIZERSSugar Shack Shrimp, black beans and rice 7.1Big Stack of homemade onion rings, chipotle BBQ 5.5 Chicken Caesar Spring Roll 7.1Tequila Roasted Oysters, chal-a-peo stuf ng 7.9Nectar Island Hot Wings 6.3 add Ghost Chile (and waiver!) 9.3Tuna 3 Way: Tataki, Poke, Sushi 11.63 Crab Lobster Cake, Palm Island remoulade 11.9Crunchy Calamari, sweet and sour citrus sauce 9.2Morning After Mussels, bloody mary broth, jalapeo citrus spiced vodka 9.5Coconut Shrimp in a Basket 7.1Homemade Tortilla Chips, fresh tomato salsa 3.7SUSHISpicy Tuna Roll 7.1California Roll 7.6Tempura Hamachi Roll, with Tuna Volcano 9.2COCKTAILSGulf Shrimp 21 each 51-60ct (count to a pound) 7.5Panama Whites Large, 8 each 21-25ct shrimp 9.1 Classic Combo 2 oysters, 2 clams, 3 each (21-25ct) shrimp 9.5King Crab Cocktail, yuzu mustard sauce 11.9Little Neck Clams (6), lemon, cocktail sauce 7.1 additional clams add 1.5Ultimate king crab, snow crab, shrimp cocktail, oysters, clams and mussels (min. 2 people) each 14.5OYSTERSMoonstone (Rhode Island) 2.2Onset Inlet (Washington State) 2.0 Penobscot Bay (Maine) 1.8Deer Creek (Washington State) 1.8Leavins Oyster Box (Florida) 1.2Kumamoto (Humbolt Bay, CA) 2.3Blue Point (Connecticut) 1.4SOUPSSoup of the Day cup 3.9 bowl 4.6Crab and Corn Chowder cup 4.4 bowl 5.1Key West Conch cup 3.9 bowl 4.6SALADSBig Green Summer Salad choice of dressing 4.7Apple, Walnut, Romaine, blue cheese dressing black pepper and prosciutto 5.5Bistro Salad, mixed greens, watermelon, pecans, sun ower seeds, chevre cheese, raspberry -yuzu dressing as entree 13.4 6.3 Classic Caesar, grana padana cheese, homemade croutons 4.7The Big Ugly iceberg, heirloom tomatoes, bacon, carrots, blue cheese dressing, berry balsamic 5.5Blackened Salmon mixed greens, arugula, cucumber, bacon, tomato, maple miso dressing 12.7PASTASChicken Shanghai pulled chicken, spicy peanut infused soy, noodles, Thai basil, broccoli 13.5Shrimp Vodka Penne crispy prosciutto, hearts of artichoke, vodka tomato sauce, basil, pesto 14.0Spaghetti and Crab pasta with jalapeo, blue and king crab, red pepper, parmesan 14.3King Crab Alfredo cracked crab legs, fettucine, black pepper parmesan cream 15.6COMBOSFried hand breaded shrimp, scallops, calamari, fresh haddock, slaw 15.6Broiled fresh Atlantic ounder, large dry pack scallops, little neck clams, shrimp scampi, slaw 16.3Grilled Maine lobster tail, skewered shrimp, ounder, large dry pack scallops and slaw 20.4 Shrimp hand breaded shrimp, shrimp scampi, Gulf shrimp cocktail, slaw 14.8Paradise Maine lobster tail, snow crab, shrimp scampi, fried shrimp 20.7SURF AND TURFSteak and Shrimp 12oz. center cut NY strip steak or 7oz. let, shrimp scampi, sea salt baked potato 20.4Steak and Lobster 12oz. center cut NY strip steak or 7oz. let, split whole Maine lobster tail, sea salt baked potato 23.6 Steak, Shrimp and Lobster 12oz. center cut NY strip steak or 7oz. let, split whole Maine lobster tail, shrimp scampi, sea salt baked potato 26.0 SPECIALTIESFresh Grouper Scampi black grouper, gulf shrimp, sun dried tomato white wine sauce, linguini 19.9Seared Tuna No. 1 quality coconut pineapple rice, togarashi butter sauce, ponzu, wasabi, ginger 21.8The Great Fish Sandwich beer battered, lettuce, tomato, onion, on brioche bun, Bistro slaw and fries 12.7 Chipotle Baby Back Ribs with bistro slaw and choice of fries, sea salt baked or roasted sweet potato 18.0Mahi Mac macadamian encrusted mahi mahi, grilled pineapple togarashi sauce, island rice 18.2Captains Cut miso glazed sea bass, wasabi crumb, carrot miso-soy, Asian stir fry 23.1Classic Snow Crab dinner with bistro slaw and choice of fries, sea salt baked or roasted sweet potato 14.3Blackened Salmon bourbon brown sugar glaze, jalapeo pecan butter, spinach, parmesan cous cous 15.9Bistro Veg Plate pick 7 sides 11.9FRESH CATCHBroiled, Grilled or Blackened. Served with your choice of 1 sauce and 1 side!Flounder, Broiled Atlantic 12.7 Tilapia, Broiled Indonesia 11.9Atlantic Salmon Canada 14.8Barramundi Australia 15.6Fried Shrimp (12) Gulf of Mexico 13.2Mahi Mahi Gulf of Mexico 20.7Sword sh Costa Rica 17.4Black Grouper Gulf of Mexico 22.0Ahi Tuna Hawaii 20.3Fish & Chips New England 13.3SeaBass, Broiled Chile 23.1Haddock Massachusetts 12.6Rainbow Trout, Broiled Idaho 15.6Shrimp & Scallops Gulf / Atlantic 15.9 STEAKS AND CHOPSServed with your choice of 2 sidesNY Strip Steak (12oz.) 19.6Filet of Beef (7oz.) 20.3Chicken Chop (12oz.) 12.7 Chipotle BBQ on requestBURGERSClassic lb bistro burger, lettuce, tomato and onion 8.7Black & Blue black peppercorn seared, gorgonzola and American blue cheese 9.5Triple Cheese & Bacon American, jack and cheddar cheese with peppered bacon on a brioche bun 9.5Black Jack black Angus burger, jack cheese, jalapeos, red tomato salsa, guacamole, cilantro and red onion 9.5Cowboy chipotle BBQ, applewood smoked bacon, hand cut onion rings and better cheddar 9.5 BEERSBud Light 3.6 Miller Light 3.6 Af igem Blond 4.4 Napa Smith Amber 4.4Samuel Smith Taddy Porter 4.4 Flying Dog In Heat Wheat 4.1 Harpoon Ale 4.1 Stone Levitation 5.2 Terrapin Hopsecutioner 6.0 Cigar City Jai-Alai 4.4 Holy Mackeral Golden 5.2 Barney Oatmeal Stout 6.8 Rastafa Rye 22oz 7.2 Tommyknocker Butthead 4.4 Victory Golden Monkey 5.2 Brooklyn Local 1 22oz 10.0 Skull Splitter 6.0 Rouge Dead Guy Ale 5.2 B L U E WATER BI S TR O EAT FISH ... 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 C23 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News choice CHAMPION2010southwest orida 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. Summer Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday-AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. rough August 31stFour Course Dinner for Two, $65*Trip Advisor Food, atmosphere, and service at its nest! joannb1989, Bonita Springs July 28, 2011 Amazing food and service Sherrill, New York July 11, 2011 e Best Dining Experience in my Lifetime HANDS DOWN. Naples, June 15, 2011 Love That Dress! for the girls of PACEPACE Center for Girls-Immokalee is having its first Love That Dress! sale and party from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Naples Grande. Guests will get to stake their claim on new and gently worn dresses and accessories to benefit the center that provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at collier-at-immokalee. For more information, call 657-2400 or e-mail Marianne. Guys will set sail for Make-A-WishA manly afternoon of cigars, beer, Shulas steaks and steel drums aboard the Naples Princess will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $125 per person. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or Hispanic business council plans galaThe Council for Hispanic Business Professionals will hold its third annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Kensington Golf & Country Club. School on Wheels, an outreach of Guadalupe Society Services/Catholic Charities, has been chosen as the beneficiary of this years event. School on Wheels helps migrant women in Immokalee learn basic English skills. All are invited to enjoy the evening of Hispanic-style food and entertainment. For information about tickets and sponsorships, e-mail events@CHBPnaples. org or visit your mark, get set, sprint!The second annual Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Southwest Florida takes off at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, along 500 yards of Fifth Avenue South. Runners, walkers and all styles of footwear are welcome, but only those in heels at least 2 inches high will qualify for the first-place prize. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids younger than 15. Participants who raise $50 for the cause will receive a Stiletto Sprint T-shirt, and those who raise $250 will be invited to the VIP cooldown party at Caf & Bar Lurcat. Sign up in advance at or beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of sprint. For more information, call 498-0016 or 434-6697.Have a ball at The Ritz for NCHThe patients, staff, volunteers, donors and friends of NCH Healthcare System inspired the theme for the NCH Hospital Ball 2011: This Is My Hospital. The black-tie evening begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Tickets are $475 per person. Proceeds will help create 64 Smart Rooms at the NCH North Naples hospital. For tickets or more information, call Cynthia Bennett at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail Step out and dance for Sunlight HomeSunlight Home for expectant women and teens invites everyone to put on their dancing shoes for an evening with Cahlua & Cream on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit mothers and babies at Sunlight Home, where they are empowered to overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness through education, training and spiritual growth. For more information, call Linda Hale at 352-0251 or e-mail Linda_lee_hale@ yahoocom. Getting in step for literacy Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will hold the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. LVCC teaches illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. A number of prominent Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers to perform. Prizes are awarded based on dancing ability as well as the amount of money dancers raise for LVCC. For tickets or more information, call LVCC at 262-4448 or visit Saddle up for Bootstrap BoogieNaples Equestrian Challenge holds its sixth annual Bootstrap Boogie barn dance Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at NEC headquarters off Goodlette-Frank Road north of Pine Ridge Road. Live countrywestern music, a mechanical bull, line dancers and Pony Pie Bingo are all part of the fun. NEC provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs for Collier County children and adults with disabilities. For more information, call 596-2988 or visit a goddess for an eveningGoddess Night 2012, an evening of pampering and enlightenment sponsored by the Naples Art Association, takes place Thursday, March 29, at The von Liebig Art Center. A champagne reception gets thing going, and guests enjoy a seated dinner and keynote speaker as well as their choice of informative breakout sessions. For more information, call Aimee Schlehr at 262-6517, ext. 120, or e-mail Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to THE DATE

PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 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 The annual Summer Sippin Tasting at Tonys Off ThirdFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Al and Jean Tarkenton 2. Yon and Liz Joyoprayitno 3. Jason Weston and Danielle Stalzer 4. Laurie and Terry Stone and Ann Bennett 5. George and Joyce Kruggel and Julie and Jerry Kerr 6. Tony Ridgway and Sukie Honeycutt 7. Sheila Mondo, Peggy Butler, Jaroslawa Szczerbaniuk, Phyllis Kuthch and P am Sutton 8. Eric Gladd and Kate Carothers 9. Tyrus Thomas, Karen Klukiewicz, Patrick Neal and Dave Bradach We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 9 8MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 Hot Nights... Cool Sights with the United Arts Council at Sheldon Fine Art GalleryFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Summer fun for residents of Fiddlers Creek Peggy Hanson and Kay Bendheim Jennifer Iorio and Varick Niles Kayand Rick Fumo, Sandi and Tom Moran Jon Kukk with Suzanne and Mark Klym COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Deborah Turner with sous chef David Robbins at a cooking class 2. Robert Prince at a wine and cheese class at Caxambas 3. Torben and Inga Christensen and Richard and Elizabeth ORorke at a martini tasting 4. The cooking class 5. Jim and Eileen Robertson at the wine and cheese class 1 2 3 4 5COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 VVER INAG$O ered Sundayursday 5:00-Close Friday & Saturday 5:00-7:00pm $O ered Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3pm Next Fred Astaire Dance Night is August 30th 8:30pm NATURAL & ORGANIC LUNCH & DINNER EMPIRE FUSION www.thejollycricket.com720 5th Avenue S. (239) 304-9460 15% OFF with this coupon Valid until Oct. 2011.We would like to thank our loyal customers for their support! Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3pm Complimentary Champagne with Sunday Brunch Ive enjoyed the moderately priced, well-crafted wines of Murphy-Goode from Sonoma County many times over the years and had the chance to talk with founder David Ready at a wine dinner about a decade ago. Mr. Ready has since died, but his son, David Jr., now runs the company and made a stop in Naples last week for a wine dinner at Latitudes. I had a chance to speak with him about the family-run winery and the upgrades hes made to the wines. Q. Was there a particular wine that made you realize you liked wine? A. There was a wine in my youth that really got me started. I was living in Minnesota with my father, and he was having a party. He had a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. I was blown away on my first sip. Every time my dad entertained after that, I asked him to get some more Jordan. I think he got tired of hearing that. Q. How did you become interested in winemaking? A. I never thought of wine as a career direction. I followed the Grateful Dead around the country went to 175 concerts. My dad was a partner in MurphyGoode Winery, and 1988 the new winery was finished. Dad suggested I get a job, so I worked the harvest there and realized that my palate could memorize wine. We did a blind tasting I said, Thats our new merlot, and Dad looked at me strangely, like, Shut up! I said, No, Im pretty sure it is. We just tried that last week. Q. If you could make wines somewhere else, where would that be? A. Id go back to Australia. I worked for a while at Wirra-Wirra in McLaren Vale. I had the practical knowledge of doing the cellar work that the University of California-Davis winemakers there did not yet have. I learned new ways of making wine, like submerged cap fermentation (it raises the fruit level and concentrate the flavors), that we still use today. Q. What challenges do you see ahead of you? A. A big challenge is keeping up with the market. I enjoy going out on the road and meeting the people who sell the wines for us and also the customers who drink them. It helps me stay up on trends, which helps give direction to the wines. One trend involved renaming our Fume Blanc to Sauvignon Blanc. About five years ago, we noticed that the sales had dropped a lot and I went out in the market talking to distributors looking for answers. They told me the fume was not selling, but they were selling lots of sauvignon blanc. This was when New Zealand wine was becoming popular, and I think that drove the market back to the sauvignon blanc name. Q. What gets you excited about winemaking?A. Wine is a lifestyle experience It creates experiences that people love and enjoy, and that is the reward. Winemaking is about passion and sharing that passion by sharing the wine. Also, in the last five years, wine has become more accessible, mostly because the mentality used to be, I dont know enough about this to drink it. Young people are not intimidated by this, so theyre trying wine and liking the experience.Murphy-Goode wines from the wine dinner (tasting notes are mine unless noted): Fume Sauvignon Blanc 2009 ($15): Light straw color with a pear bouquet, opening up to flavors of pear with a touch of melon and grapefruit. The medium body finishes dry with a touch of crisp mineral at the end. The Fume in was our first wine, says Mr. Ready, and the reason we are in existence is because we built our winery on that wine. Drink this by the pool. Island Block Chardonnay 2007 ($22): Big, ripe apple and spice nose with rich layers of green apple and orchard fruit flavors, and a long, smooth, balanced finish. Smooth apple bouquet and flavors with nutmeg, clove and a light toast from the oak, says Mr. Ready. This is a great food wine or sunset-drinking wine. Sarah Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 ($30): Classic Alexander Valley style with blueberries, cherries and a hint of violet. This wine is rich in flavor with a smooth finish, no noticeable tannins, but great fruit structure. Snake Eyes Zinfandel 2006 ($40): Dark and rich, with jammy red and black fruit and spice followed by a smooth, integrated finish. This is a big-bodied wine, good for grilled meats and lamb dishes. jimMcCRACKEN Chat with a winemaker: David Ready Jr., Murphy-Goode Winery VINOJIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAl and Jessica Fialkovich of Naples with winemaker David Ready Jr.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 4-10, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 If you judge a restaurant by its cover, its extremely unlikely that youve ever patronized Buffalo Chips Restaurant. Situated on Old 41 Road, a collection of tired mobile homes framing its parking lot and the vintage Ranch House Motel attached to its northern flank, the 30-yearold restaurant doesnt look like much from the outside. The interior is what founder/owner Al Greenwood has described as an upscale dive, and I think hes at least half-right. Its covered, stem to stern, with knickknacks and memorabilia license plates from various states, countless sports trophies, photos and paintings and a framed and mounted round, brown mound with Buffalo Chip The Real Thing printed above it. It would be easy to discount this place as a neighborhood dive where folks go to drink the kind of place where food is a secondary, and second-rate, commodity. But thats far from the case. Everything we ate here was good and some of it was better than that. Take the chicken wings, which are the genuine article. So says Mr. Greenwood, who hails from Buffalo, N.Y., as well as a former colleague of mine who grew up there. I tasted these little delicacies at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, where they are said to originate, and have to say they taste just the way I remember them. The wings at Buffalo Chips are about as authentic as you can get outside the Anchor, the wings themselves crisp and well cooked, dressed in tangy-hot red sauce or at least thats what you get when you order them medium or hot. Other options include mild, suicide, zippy Cajun, killer death, oriental, barbecue or garlic. Another plus: They come with a generous side of celery and blue cheese dressing, meant for cooling the palate. (Be suspicious of any establishment in which these accompaniments cost extra. They are a key part of this dish.) I ordered 10 for $9.20, but for larger parties there are 20 wings for $17.67, and 50 wings for $42.22. Another highlight of the meal was an order of fried green tomatoes ($3.95). Slices of green tomato were covered in a light cornmeal batter, seasoned, then fried to a golden brown and served with a creamy pink special sauce that tasted like mild Thousand Island dressing. They were light and refreshing, a great starter on a steamy summer afternoon. A dip of smoked tuna and mahi-mahi ($7.95) wasnt quite smoked enough for my companions, but I liked it just fine, especially with all the goodies that accompanied it, including sliced jalapenos, chopped red onion, capers, pimento and lemons along with bread and crackers. The dip had a fine, creamy consistency and a subtle smoked flavor that blended well with all the condiments. A grouper sandwich ($13.95) began with a large fillet of fish that was ordered dusted a light breading, our server explained but that appeared to have been beer battered, as the crisp coating was quite thick. The fish is also available grilled. The whole-wheat bun (25 cents extra) couldnt quite stand up to the fish, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle with which it came. The fish was tasty, however, and not overcooked. Straight-cut fries ($2) that came with it were crisp and had good potato flavor. The buffalo burger ($8.95) contained a -pound patty of buffalo meat, topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. It, too, was flavorful, tasting not much different from a beef burger but containing less fat and cholesterol. We ordered this one with curly fries ($2.50) and found the seasonings on them obscured the flavor of the potatoes. For purists, the straight fries are the better choice. Buffalo Chips offers a surprising range of items, but clearly understands that its a bar and its mission is bar food. To that end, there are baby back ribs, fried chicken, pizzas, salads, nachos, sandwiches and chili, allowing for plenty of choice without attempting to get too fancy. Service throughout the meal was friendly and efficient. Our server knew the menu well, readily made suggestions when we requested them, kept us well stocked in beverages and seemed genuinely happy to have us there. You cant ask for a whole lot more than that. The clientele that shared the place with us was relatively sparse. I suspect thats because we were eating lunch in the middle of summer. This is the sort of place you want to unwind with friends and a cold brew after work. While the name might not be the most appetizing and the look of the place may prompt caution, I heartily recommend ignoring such concerns and checking it out. It has, after all, been in business for close to 30 years under the same family ownership. You dont achieve that sort of longevity without doing something right. Buffalo Chips Restaurant >> Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Visa and MasterCard accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.50-$7.95; entrees, $3.95-$13.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, booths, high tops and conventional tables >> Specialties of the house: Buffalo-style chicken wings, smoked sh dip, fried green tomatoes, sh tacos, grouper sandwich, buffalo burger, bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwich, baby back ribs, barbecued pork sandwich, nachos >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.buffalochipsrestaurant.tvRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 26620 Old 41 Road N., Bonita Springs; 947-1000SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor In the know karenFELDMAN food & wine CALENDAR Friday, Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods: On the first Friday of each month, samples wines and a variety of cheese; $10, with proceeds benefitting Freedom Waters; Mercato; 552-5100. Saturday, Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m., Whole F oods: Taste a variety of wines every Saturday in August; South Africa is the featured country this week; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life o f Naples: This cooking class features delicacies from the south of France; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Thursday, Aug. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC F ine W ine & Spirits: Taste dozens of wines along with hors doeuvres, receive a complimentary wine glass, chat with the stores wine experts and sample a cigar (outdoors); $10, 2755 Tamiami Trail E.; 775-6411. Thursday, Aug. 11, 6-7 p.m., Whole Foods: Enjo y light refreshments while discussing the elements of sake and sake cocktails, including the history of Japanese sake, info about premium imported Japanese sake, how its produced and its terminology and classifications; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Register online at www. Friday, Aug. 12, 6-7 p.m., Whole F oods: Start the school year by learning how to make the best of childrens school lunches as well as how to save money and the environment by packing lunch for school or work; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Register online at lifestylecenter. Saturday, Aug. 13, 9-11 a.m., Ridgw a y Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway guides participants through the process of smelling and tasting morsels of cheese, discusses flavor profiles and assists in pairing them with champagne, wine, beer and condiments; $55, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500 or visit Saturday, Aug. 13, 3-5 p.m., Whole F oods: Taste a variety of wines every Saturday in August; Chile is the featured country this week; free, Mercato; 5525100.Farmers markets Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p .m., the Collier County Government Complex, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hird 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. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to Cuisine@floridaweekly.comFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Buffalo Chips rustic exterior hides a kitchen that knows its stuff l ier CounS 41 E Crisp, hot Buffalo chicken wings, served with the requisite celery and blue cheese dressing, are among the specialties of the house at Buffalo Chips. A classic Southern dish, fried green tomatoes are coated in a cornmeal batter and lightly fried then served with the restaurants special sauce. Smoked fish dip, a combination of mahi and tuna, comes with bread and crackers plus condiments such as jalapenos, capers, red onion and lemon.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSure, you can get a beef burger, but at Buffalo Chips, you can also order the leaner buffalo burger with cheese. hi or ob sc ur ed t he f la vo r of t he p ot at oe s F or p ur Bu u rg e h d cialsauce bu hi cial sauce bu Grouper comes grilled, dusted or beer battered on a sandwich. A generic fish sandwich is also available at a lesser price.


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